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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 30, 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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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, June 30, 2005 Volume 79, Number 2


At a glance
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 meetings will be
Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday,
Aug. 9. Thereafter, in September,
the regular schedule of meetings
on the second and fourth Tues-
day 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
contact Kirby Sullivan at (863)
946-2556.
Flea Market
re-Opening
Moore Haven flea market
will re-open and will be offering
their spaces forfree 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 at6:1 5 pm. 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.
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 Con-
nections offices. (Must call 675-
1446 to make appointment).
Post-disaster help
foi- older adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living
in Hendry and Glades Counties
who continue to need assis-
tance with such issues as roof
repair, debris removal, insur-
ance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of
last summer can speak with a
specially trained outreach
worker in Clewiston (863) 983-
7088 Monday- Friday.


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Index

Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .. . .. .4
School . . . .7
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Landfill issue draws partners


By Bill Fabian
The possibility of creating a
regional landfill in revenue-
starved Glades County is moving
closer to becoming reality. As
members of the Moore Haven
City Council, Glades County
Board of Commissioners and the
Glades County School Board
intermingle, there is at least evi-
dence that each of the commit-
tees recognizes the desperate
need for money in Glades Coun-
ty, and that a landfill is their most


lucrative solution to fixing the
problem.
A presentation was made to
the Glades County School Board
at the regular meeting on Thurs-
day, June 23 to update the board
and induce discussion of what
the board will receive from pro-
ceeds from the deal.
The school board, which con-
tinues to work on keeping the
schools in Glades County on par
with larger counties, will need to
receive a substantial percentage
share of the benefits that the


county will incur from a regional
landfill deal. Major projects, such
as the adding-on to a rapidly
growing West Glades Elemen-
tary after only one year of full
operations, and rapidly growing
numbers of students across the
county will account for much of
the costs the school board is fac-
ing.
The general consensus
among the Glades County offi-
cials is that further discussion of
"who will receive what" will take
place at the end of July, at an as-


Black Water: Gold Sky


Courtesy photos
Visions of paradise still greet Floridians after more than a 100 years of "civilization's"
progress.

On Golden Pond; colorful Florida


Mammoth old oaks rise like
giant statues out of jet black
water spreading westward from
the house and a far piece both
north and south to the edge of a
piney woods and the little
cypress head.
At times the water is Dutch
Boy blue depending upon the lay
of the clouds and light reflected
from them. I love both of them,
the black and the blue, but on
those rare days when the sun
seems caught in its setting trek,
that water is purely gleaming
gold. And when the wind laps
the water into little wavelets, it's
like a billion, sparkling diamonds
spreading across that mass of
goldenwater.
All of a sudden the black
water and the blue water are
gone, there's only the moving
shades of gold that finger in and
out around sprawling clumps of
pickerel weed and duck potato.
The purply-blue of the pickerel
weed blooming on spikes that
resemble stained glass steeples
and the pearl-white petals of
duck potato all but hold hands in
the pond setting, their feet deep
in the muck below the water.
Golden pond is all but framed
See Pond-- Page 10


Wilderness still awaits the adventurer in all of us. It's just
a matter of releasing that adventurer into the wilds of
Florida.


yet-to-be-named locale, accord-
ing to Glades County Economic
Development Council Executive
Director Tracy Whirls.
The school board reported
average grades for the three
county schools for 2005. Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School, Moore
Haven. Elementary, and West
Glades Elementary each received
C grades for this year, with high
percentages of students meeting
high standards in writing, and
only average percentages in cate-
gories of math and reading.


As South-Central Florida
experiences rapid growth,
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
is growing to support our
increased membership. On July
23 the Board of Trustees at GEC
energized a brand new facility,
the John W. Drake Substation,
located on County Road 833 in
Hendry County.
This sub station is a 138/25 kV
distribution substation, which is
fed from GEC's 138 kV Montura
Switching Station. A mile and
half of 138 kV transmission line
was constructed from Montura
to Drake. The initial configura-
tion of Drake Substation consists
of one 138 kV/25 kV transformer
and three circuits with a fourth
for future use. This substation
was built to serve load centers
located in the areas south on CR
833, on SR 80 and the surround-
ing areas.
Circuit 1. will feed the Ladeca


Boater access to the Kissim-
mee River has been limited to
dangerous high flows and fast
currents. The navigation locks
and boat ramps in the northern
half of the Kissimmee River will
,be closed as of 7 a.m. Friday,
June 24.
High flows and dangerous
currents exist in the river,
prompting the closure of naviga-
tion locks at structures S-65, S-
65A and S-65C. The S-65 naviga-
tion lock is located at the
southern tip of Lake Kissimmee,
where it flows to the Kissimmee
River. S-65A is about 11 miles to
the south, and S-65 C is roughly
40 miles south of Lake Kissim-
mee by water (or 28 miles as the


Still, the C grades are encour-
aging, in comparison to other
schools in the region, including
Clewiston and Labelle High
Schools, which both received D
grades in the 2005 assessment.
The growing number of stu-
dents in Glades County will only
increase the demand for more
funding, and the county must
make some kind of adjustment,
whether it comes by raising taxes
or establishing a regional landfill
deal.


area and all the taps north of the
new substation on CR 833 in
addition to taps west on SR 80 to
Ladeca.
Circuit two will feed Pioneer
and Gutwein areas, which were
previously served from the
Ortona substation. This circuit
will be an express feeder to the
Pioneer and surrounding areas.
By having this area served from
Drake some challenges that
occurred with restoring power in
these areas will be eliminated.
Prior to construction of Drake,
when outages occurred linemen
had to travel from the south, all
the way around to the north side
of the Caloosahatchee River, to
re-energize the circuit. Members
in these areas will now experi-
ence much shorter times for
' restoration of power following
an outage. The quality of service
See Power Page 10


crow flies).
Furthermore, barriers will
restrict access to the boat ramps
at S-65 and S-65C. Operators of
privately owned boat ramps in
the northern half of the Kissim-
mee are also being asked to
restrict access to the river.
Water flows continued at
5,300 cubic feet per second,
which equals about 40,000 gal-
lons a second, or 2.4 million gal-
lons a minute. Put another way,
the flow through the S-65 dam
equals the volume of nearly
three family-sized swimming
pools a second.
The South Florida Water
See Access -Page 10


July the Fourth; our flag


On July 4, 1776, representa-
tives of 13 British colonies in
North America adopted an elo-
quent statement setting forth the
reasons for declaring their inde-
pendence from Great Britian.
The public did not learn the actu-
al words of the Declaration until
July.
The final version was called a
"unanimous" declaration, but
the word "unanimous" would
not be properly used until July
19, when the New York delega-
tion to Congress, which had not
voted on July 4, reported that it
favored the Declaration. Con-
gress then ordered a copy of the
Declaration engrossed on parch-
ment and signed by all members
of Congress. Fifty members
signed the document on August
2,1776.
It was Ernie Pyle who wrote:
"I write from a worm's-eye
view." Well, unlike Mr. Pyle, I find
myself writing from the soul's
eye-view, which may or may not
be explainable and never to be


compared with Mr. Pyle who
won a Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for
his reporting to millions of Amer-
icans during World War II. With
careful humor and rare sensitivity
he wrote how their boys lived
and fought and died as soldiers
- painting word pictures that
portrayed more than photo--
graphs.
There are some who believe
with good reason, that patriotism
cannot be taught. Unfortunately
it seems painfully true that we in
this country are going backwards
instead of forward in "Patriotism
101" although dramatic
improvements have been
observed since 9-11, yet, even
that seems to be waning.
And there are those who firm-
ly believe, that basically, this
"lack" is because we've been
given, or have taken, too much,
too soon, and with too little
effort.
There is a disturbing indiffer-
ence, casualness and thought-
lessness where patriotism is con-


cerned that is far more danger-
ous than any explosives that have
ever been developed.
Perhaps it can be best said by
one who was not born to all our
benefits and privileges. He is Ken
Downing who came to Florida
from Guatemala 20-some years
ago and became a citizen. "The
first thing I did when I got back
from Miami from the ceremony
in which I became a citizen, was
to go straight to the voter registra-
tion office in Hendry County." Mr.
Downing lives and works in
Southwest Florida.
"I am a relative newcomer to
this country. It seems that most
everybody ignores, or acts like
they don't want to recognize that
even as we remember 9-11, we
live in one of the last frontiers of
tranquility in the greatest country
in the world.
"What you take for granted
does not exist in most parts of the
world. Yet, instead of counting
See Fourth Page 10


Courtesy photo
Understanding the flag's history, it's triumphs through turbu-
lent times, and the sacrifices of blood in the name of liberty, is
every American's duty. To understand the true meanings of
democracy and its blessings, is to understand that freedom
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Barbara and George Case celebrates 50 years of marriage.


Today June 23, 2005 George
and Barbara Case celebrated
their 58th Wedding anniversary
at the Tater Toter in Moore
Haven. They enjoyed the IDA-
Mex Tater, and they said it
warmed them up for what they


Sabrina Mae Hobbs
Sabrina Mae Hobbs, of Clewis-
ton, 28, died Saturday, June 16,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical
Center.
Sabrina Mae Hobbs was born
in Pahokee. She was a loving
homemaker.
Survivors are son, George Alar-
con of Clewiston, daughters Bri-
anna N. Hobbs and Julianna
Gabriela. Hobbs both of Clewis-
ton, father Earnest Hobbs of
Clewiston, mother Judy N. Lock-
miller of Clewiston.
Calling hours were from 7-9
p.m. on June 1, 2005 at Akin-
Davis Funeral Homes, Inc. Ser-
vices were June 22, 2005 at 2 p.m.
at Akin -Davis Funeral Chapel and
Burial was at Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating Clergy was Rev-
erend Mack Simmons. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes Inc.,.in Clewiston,
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Caridad Maria
Rodriguez
Caridad Maria Rodriguez of
Clewiston, 94, died Monday, June
20, 2005 at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center in Clewiston.
Caridad Maria Rodriguez was
born in Oriente, Cuba. She lived
here for 42 years. She was a loving
homemaker:
Survivors are sons Mike J.
Rodriguez of Plant City, Florida,
Roger J. Rodriguez of Clewiston;
and daughter Elena R. Helnbach
of Miami. In addition, four grand-
children and two great grandchil-
dren.
Calling hours were from
morning to 9 p.m. on June 22,
2005 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc. Services were held at
St. Margaret's Catholic Church,
and burial was at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. Officiating Clergy was
Father Marc Lussler. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc., of Clewis-
ton, was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Donald E. Hitchcock
Donald E. Hitchcock, 48, of
Pahokee, passed away at Good
Samaritan Hospital Friday
evening, June 24, 2005 following


had planned for later!
Tater Toter wants to congrat-
ulate George and Barbara for
having the love and tenacity that
it takes to stay a couple for 58
years and counting.


a brief but courageous battle with
colon cancer.
Donny was born in Belle
Glade, and was raised in Canal
Point, Florida.
Graduating from Pahokee
High School in 1974, he worked
in his father's grocery store
(Hitchcock's Grocery) for many
years. He worked briefly for S.M.
Jones, Inc. in Canal Point and
then spent many years working
for Hough H. Branch, Inc. in
Belle Glad," uril the time of his
death. He was loved by many
and brought joy and laughter to
all our hearts.
Survivors include his wife
Nicole, three stepchildren, Ash-
ley Shannon, Kimberly Neff and
Justin Neff. Brothers Alan Hitch-
cock (Sandie) and David Hitch-
cock both of Canal Point, Fla.
Sister Wanda Morelli (Richard)
of Lake Worth, Fla., nieces
Wendy Crawford and Samantha
Worby of Wellington, Fla., Niki
Duggan (Jason) of Hixson, TN
and nephew David Worby (Jen-
nifer) of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
He was predeceased by his par-
ents, Aubrey and Myrtle Hitch-
cock.
Visitation was held from 6-8
p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at
Glades Funeral Chapel 1040
North Main Street, Belle Glade,
Fla. His funeral service was held


Maureen Prendergast
Jacksonville Job Corps Center
announces that Maureen Pren-
dergast is graduating in August
of 2005 at the top five percent of
her class. She has successfully
demonstrated her skills and abil-
ities in not one but two trades.
Maureen's first trade, which was
medical assistant, she obtained
clinical procedures, medical ter-
minology. She scored the highest
out of 35 students when she par-
ticipated in the state board certi-
fication test. She scored 787,
which equals 95 percent. Also,
she obtained license in the First
Aid/CPR/AED program, spon-
sored by the American Red
Cross. She has received her certi-
fication in Microsoft Office. In


at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29,
at Canal Point Baptist Church,
Canal Point, Fla. Donny was laid
to rest at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Delores Westberry
Delores Westberry, 69, of
Clewiston, passed away June 25,
2005 at her home in Clewiston.
She was born Feb. 5, 1936 in
Sarasota to the
late Truitt and
Marie Lamb.
longtime rest
dent of Clewis-
ton, living here
the past 43
years.
Survivors
include her Delores
sons: Terry Westberry
and Michael'
Hornme, both of Huntington, TX,
daughter Annette Durrance and
husband David of Clewiston;
brother, Troy Lamb of Braden-
ton; grandchildren: Daniel and
Michelle Westberry, both of
Clewiston; Robert and Diana
King, both of Lakeland; Allen
King of Alabama; Jason and
Samantha Homrne, both of Hunt-
ington, TX and close friend:
Robert Zuniga. She was pro-
ceeded in death by her parents,
husband: Fred Westberry,'son,
Dant Westberry and daughter,
Linda King.


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addition, she has entry-level
knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
and Illustrator.
Maureen's second trade was
material handling/stock supervi-
sor. In this trade, she became a
certified forklift driver and makes
her qualified to operate industri-
al equipment.
Maureen is a 2004 graduate of
Clewiston High School and
entered the Job Corps Center in
November of 2004.
Her family and friends, along
with the community are very
proud of Maureen.
Congratulations on your
accomplishments. Remember to
always keep God first in your
endeavors.


Reba Edna Detar
Reba Edna Detar, 92, of Moore
Haven, passed
away June 26,
2005 in Clewis-
ton. She was
born July 12,
1912 in White
County, Illinois
to Paul Luther '
Matz and Mary .
Albina Cleve- -
land .Matz. She
had'resided in Reba Edna
Moore Havenr Detar
since 1961 and
retired from the U.S. Post Office in
Moore Haven. She was affiliated
with Lakeport Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter: Paula Swaford of Modesto,
CA; brothers: Lioyd Matz, Norbert
Matz and Don Matz; four grand-
children and six great-grandchil-
dren. Her son Jerry W. Marvel pre-
ceded her in death.


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400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

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Area's horse population is


As the South Florida area grows
and changes, the horse population
is increasing. More people seeking
the rural lifestyle are purchasing
horses for pleasure riding. Some
just have them as pets or "four-
legged lawn mowers." Others are
becoming interested in raising and
showing horses.
Horse owners follow their own
set of safety rules for properly hous-
ing, handling and riding horses.
But those who share a neighbor-
hood with horse owners should
also take care when interacting
with horses.
Horses and humans can easily
co-exist safely as long as the
humans take the time to under-
stand a little about their equestrian


Life


with Katrina Elsken

neighbors.
For example, if you are out
walking and see a horse next to a
fence, it may be tempting to go
over and pet the horse. But that is
not a good idea unless you first ask
the owner. Some friendly-looking


horses may not want you to pet
them. Horses can bite. Likewise,
never enter a pasture without the
owner's permission, even if the
horse is not near the fence.
If you are a dog owner, obey the
county's leash laws, which require
you to keep the dog under control.
This means that if your dog is out-
side your house, it must be in a
fence or on a leash. If your dog is
loose and gets into a pasture, you
might find yourself liable for any
injuries to the horses, cattle or
other livestock.
Horses can tolerate loud, steady
noises, but may be startled by sud-
den; loud noises. So if you are driv-
ing a car, ATV or other motorized
vehicle near a fenced horse or near


growing

someone on horseback, don't
"rev" the engine or honk the horn.
A sudden, loud noise could spook
the horse, and a frightened horse is
very unpredictable. It could try to
jump a fence or bolt into the path
of a vehicle.
Don't litter and don't let others
in your car throw trash on the road-
sides. Cans and glass bottles are a
hazard for horses and for people
who walk along the roadside.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medicines. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


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so the service will be excellent.
"We will be offering our
clients two tanning beds, one
stand-up booth, which will soon
be upgraded to a spray tanning
booth. We are just beginners,"
said Teri, "but we. are very excit-
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that glowing tan. Come on in
and enrich that natural beach
tan that you worked so hard on.
Visit Total Radiance and get your
daily dose of relaxation with a
head to toe glow. They are locat-
ed at 330 Sugarland Hwy., suite
313 Clewiston, with business
hours from Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. to
8:30 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
TBA. And remember this is just
the beginning. There are many
plans in store and headed your
way.


Teri Rangel and Gerardo Rangel Sr. have opened the, doors
to Total Radiance Tanning Salon.


Homecoming Gospel concert to be planned


Nashville recording artists Mag-
nify Quartet, a men's Gospel
group with live musicians, will be
traveling to Florida July 2-8. They
will appear in Clewiston Wednes-
day, July 6 with the mixed quartet
Lighthouse for a homecoming cel-
ebration at First United Methodist
-Church. A covered-dish .dinner
'will be served at 6 p.m. Music and
:Gospel singing to start at 6:30 p.m.
Former Floridian Dave Vaughn
sings bass and his wife Christy
Anne plays electric bass in the
group. Lighthouse, a mixed quar-
tet, features Clewiston's own Bob
and Dathel Balch with daughter
Elisa Martin and the Vaughns, for-
merly of Alva, FL.
Magnify quartet has signed
with Capitol Management Group
of Nashville, TN and they have
released a CD on the Platinum
Plus label out of Nashville.
About Magnify Quartet: Adarin
(Adrian) Williams sings baritone,
tenor and plays keyboards for
Magnify Quartet. Adarin began
singing as a youth at Antioch Mills
in Harrison County, KY. His first
"keyboard" was his grandma's old
pump organ.
Bass vocalist Dave Vaughn

Harmony in
The Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches is providing a free week-
long day camp that allows children
to participate in various outdoor
activities and develop positive
esteem.
"Harmony in the Streets" is a
community program for boys and
girls that emphasizes respect for
others and promotes healthy rela-
tionships with local law enforce-
ment officers.
The Harmony in the Streets day
camp will be held at LaBelle High
School on June 27-July 1, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. A maximum num-


started singing in front of congre-
gations at age 18 and preformed
his first instrumental "special" on
piano at the tender age of 10.
Choirs, ensembles, and specialty
groups followed, including the
kingsmen a Cincinnati area men's
chorus, a Barbershop Quartet,
and a spot playing tuba with the
Southerners British Brass Band in
Naples, Florida. Dave is married to
Christy Anne, who plays bass gui-
tar for Magnify Quartet. Christy
Anne is the middle daughter of
Elizabeth .Johnstone of Stitt
Ranch.
Magnify Quartet's tenor Chris
Beckett also serves as a sound-
man for the group. Christ started
singing in quartets at age 16 and
performed in All State Choir in
high school. He is a men's quartet
veteran who has recorded more
than one CD. In one group, he
sang at the Kentucky State Fair and
earned third place in the Gospel
Quartet competition.
Lead singer and spokesman
for Magnify Quartet, Kevin Barnes
was raised in the Southern Baptist
Church. His singing career started
in the children's church choir. He
continued his musical training in

the Streets
ber of 60 children can participate in
the program. Funding for this local
program is provided by dedicated
individuals, community based
groups, and a strong commitment
from Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee.
The mission of the Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches is to prevent
juvenile delinquency and develop
lawful, productive citizens through
a broad range of family-centered
services. Since 1957, the Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches has served
thousands of boys, girls, and their
families.


Magnify Quartet: Chris Beckett, Kevin Barnes, Adarin
Williams, Dave Vaughn.


the school chorus. Kevin started
singing one night at a Southern
Gospel "jam session." Kevin
talked to others about following
God's call and the men now sing
as Magnify Quartet. The group is
dedicated to spreading the Gospel
of Jesus Christ through song.


If you have prayer requests,
news or engagement dates,
please contact us at:
Davevaughn@juno.com or
luv2singgospel@earthlink.net or
call toll free at (877) 409-3764 or
visit their Web site: www.magni-
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clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Simple solution
Every year when the rainy season starts, we at Horseshoe
Acres go through the same thing. We tried to get our county com-
missioners, and (or) South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) to solve a simple water problem. I say simple because
it is.
Jebco Orange Groves has a canal crossing Hwy. 80 east of
Horseshoe Acres, in which they can pump water from the
Caloosa River in the month of February to prevent their groves
from freezing.
The problem starts in the rainy season, they pump water from
the groves to keep them dry. It is just a simple thing as removing
the weirs at the pumps to let the water flow back to the river
instead of our yard.
Come on, we go through this every year. We need help, some-
body make a phone call and make this problem go away.
About four years ago the Glades County Road Department,
paved our roads in Horseshoe Acres with some kind of mixture of
tar and gravel and now it is coming off. I can't believe that county
commissioners said that it was just a base coat. If I were them, I
would be ashamed of what they have done. Now they will have to
use our tax money to remove this mess-they have made. Using
our tax money, no wonder Glades County is broke. They do it
nice, they do it twice.



Stand firm and



let freedom ring


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I still believe in baseball, mom,
and apple pie. Something still
happens to me when I see people
waving flags and hear patriotic
songs being sung. Call me opti-
mistic, but I still believe in one
nation under God. In God I still
trust.
We are privileged to live in a
wonderful country that has an
amazing message for the world.
That message is freedom. Two
hundred and twenty-nine years
ago 56 men signed a document to
state that freedom was not only
important, but also essential. The
preamble to
this document,
the Declaration
of Indepen-'
dence, states:
"We hold these
truths to beself
evident, that all
men are creat-
ed equal, that
they are Pastor
endowed by JohnHicks
their creator
with certain
unalienable rights, that among
these are life, liberty and the pur-
suit of happiness."
Freedom is our heritage as
Americans. Freedom is our legacy
as Christians. But with freedom,
comes a cost arid an obligation.
Fifty-six men signed the Declara-
tion of Independence. Five of
those men were captured as trai-
tors, tortured and killed. Twelve
had their homes ransacked and
burned. Nine fought and died in
the Revolutionary War. Carter
Braxton, of Virginia, saw his trad-
ing ships sunk by the British Navy.
He sold his plantation to pay the
debts and he died in rags.
John Hart and his nine chil-
dren were driven from his wife's
bed as she lay dying. He never
saw any of his family again.
Thomas Nelson was at the Battle
of Yorktown with George Wash-
ington. When informed that the
British General Cornwallis had
established his headquarters in
Nelson's home, he urged General
Washington to bomb the home.
Thomas Nelson died bankrupt


and penniless.
What a legacy has been hand-
ed down to us! It is a legacy that
includes a call to action, for we
are the freedom fighters of today.
For our freedom to work, howev-
er, we must be good citizens -
we must vote, pay taxes, obey the
laws, respect property, be loyal
and keep the peace. Also, we
must be careful that we don't
define the freedoms we enjoy so
much solely as "freedom from",
forgetting that the real test of free-
dom's value is how we use our
"freedom to."
It's easy to take freedom and
make it into something it's not
meant to be, or confuse liberty
with license. Sometimes we use
our freedom as an excuse to go
wherever we want to and do
whatever we wish. "I get to
choose. You can't make me. I
don't have to listen to you. I'm my
own man."
The Scriptures tell us that free-
dom is our God-given right, but
we are not to use our freedom as
anr opportrinity lor self-indulgerice
(Gala.iarr 5:13).. Freedom for
God is not so much a matter of
asserting our own rights as it is
standing up for the rights of oth-
ers.
Many years ago, Patrick Henry
stood before the Virginia legisla-
ture, the House of Burgess and
urged them to join in the battle for
freedom.
"Why stand we here idle?
What is it that gentlemen wish?
What would they have? Is life so
dear or peace so sweet as to be
purchased at the price of chains
and slavery? Forbid it almighty
God! I know not what course oth-
ers may take; but as for me, give
me liberty or give me death!"
Who in your world is not free?
Who is being oppressed? Are you
willing to stand for freedom today
- not just your freedom, but the
freedom of everyone? In the
name of God, with the strength
and love of God, stand and
stand firm. It is for freedom that
Christ has set us free. Stand firm,
then, and do not let yourselves be
burdened again by a yoke of slav-
ery. (Galatians 5:1)


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Letters to the Editor


Miracle Child
of Lake Worth
Dear Editor:
Sergeant Mike Hall of the Lake
Worth Police Department and Cor-
poral Bob Cresswell of the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office are
joining forces to hold a benefit for
the "Miracle Child of Lake Worth".
On Sunday, May 22, 2005, over
100 of our fellow officers and the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement's Child Abduction
Response Team were involved in a
search for a missing eight-year-old
girl. On the list of areas to be
searched was a large landfill about
a quarter-mile from where the girl
was last seen. The minute we
drove into the landfill we had our
doubts she would be found alive.
The uncertainty was almost a reali-
ty when Sergeant Hall opened the
lid of a rock filled recycling bin and
saw her tiny hand and foot. She did
not respond to the calling of her
name or the shaking of the bin.
Our hearts grew heavy as we
thought our worst fears were con-
firmed. And then, a few minutes
later, it happened, the movement
ever so slight that it didn't seem
real, but it was. She was alive! She
was alive! It was at that moment, at
10:28 a.m., on a hot Sunday morn-
ing that she touched so many lives,
our families, our friends, many oth-
ers and ours across the nation. Not
only are we extremely happy for
her and her family, but we are also
happy for all the officers involved in
the search that had such an amaz-
ing ending. It isn't often a missing
child is found alive. We have a rea-
son to be thankful, a reason to cele-
brate, for her and for us.
- On Sunday, July 10, 2005, a Golf
Tournament will be held at the
Westchester Country Club to raise
donations for the "Miracle Child of
Lake Worth". Donations that will
go towards a scholarship fund for a
college education. A college edu-
cation, which had a few more min-
utes passed, she may not have
grown to experience. Let's give her
something to look forward to in
the future and a chance for us to
celebrate the day that ended in a
"miracle".
Please see Sgt. Mike Hall or Cpl.
Bob Cresswell to sign up for the
golf tournament or to help with the


activities on that day. Kindly pass
the word to your family and friends
who may be interested in the tour-
nament or in making a contribu-
tion to the fund. Donations can be
mailed to Fidelity Federal Bank and
Trust, 412 Lucerne Avenue, Florida
33460. Please make checks
payable to "Miracle Child of Lake
Worth".
We thank you in advance for
your support and help in making
this benefit a huge success.


Keenagers
Dear Editor:
If you missed Thursday night's
Keenagers meeting, you also
missed being with Elizabeth Taylor
at the Keenagers meeting at First
Baptist Church that night. And if
you are half a century or older you
are eligible to attend these meet-
ings. No joke, Elizabeth Taylor was
there minus most of her Diamonds
and White Shoulders perfume
though.
Following a potluck supper,
Elizabeth Taylor Moore Haven
variety represented Senior Con-
nections of SW Florida, Inc. .at the
Keenagers meeting. She explained
Faith in Action, a local interfaith vol-
unteer caregiver program, which is
designed to help people of any age
who have a chronic. illness by
assisting them with everyday care-
giving activities.
Volunteers of all ages are need-
ed to help by running errands to
the grocery store, pharmacy, etc.
Something as simple as making
a phone call to a shut-in, writing let-
ters for someone with arthritis or
poor vision, or to visit with people
helps a person maintain their inde-
pendence. If you would like to
make a difference in someone's
life, you can choose which services
you would like to provide, take a
two-hour orientation course, and
let Elizabeth know what hours you
would like to volunteer. For more
information, call the local office at
(561) 946-1821.
Don't think you are too old or
too young to volunteer at pres-
ent Faith in Action has a six-year-
old, and a 90-year-old doing their
bit to make someone's life happier.
Judge Kirby Sullivan, who
serves on the Senior Connections


Elizabeth Taylor instructs
Judy and Dan Taylor regard-
ing "Faith in Action"
board of directors said that many
people are unaware of he many
services available to elders in
Glades County.
Among those services are trips
to and from medical providers, gro-
cery stores, and banks.
Luncheon are served at the
Senior Connections site. For those
unable to attend congregate meals
nutritious meals are delivered to
people's homes. Mr. Sullivan also
said there is a need for volunteers
to serve on the board of directors.
Keenagers meets on the third
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.,
and is open to anyone 50 years of
age or older. Come join the fun in
July, and if you don't want to admit
to being that age, I promise not to
let anyone call you a "Senior Citi-
zen!" If you should have any ques-
tions, please contact Barbara
Brown at 946-3356.
Sincerely:
Barbara Brown

We need your
help and prayers
Dear Editor:
One June 19 (Father's Day),
Robert Nall, a 20-year-old Moore
Haven resident, was injured in a hit
and run accident while driving his
motorcycle to work. He was air lift-
ed to Tampa General Hospital with
multiple injuries, to include two
broken arms, crushed wrist, rup-
tured spleen, a broken shoulder, a
broken neck, broken disks, and a
severed spine with irreparable
damage to the spine.
Now paralyzed from the chest
down, he will need numerous
operations. It is said he will be in
the hospital for up to a year or
longer. Any donations are appreci-


ated and all prayers are requested.
The doctors say he will never
walk again, but
we believe in
miracles.
Your prayers
are urgently
needed. For any
information,
please call
Nancy at (863)
227-4363 or
Cynda at (863) Robert Nail
227-3690.
Any notes, cards, letters or
words of encouragement, or dona-
tions, can be mailed to Ronald
McDonalds House, Attn: Nail fami-
ly Room #11, 35 Columbia Dr,
Tampa, FL33606.
Thankyou all
from Robert and his family.

Unable to govern
Glades County has repeatedly
proven beyond any reasonable
doubt that it is unable to govern
itself, and there is a solution at
hand that is a win/win outcome
(keep in mind that the only thing
that likes change is awet baby).
The Buckhead Ridge area (gen-
erally described as Indian Prarie
Canal to Okeechobee County)
should partner up with Okee-
chobee County. They might be
able to get a sewer system one of
these days, and the citizens already
use the Okeechobee School Sys-
tem.
The Lakeport area, from Indian
Prarie Canal to Fisheating Creek,
should partner up with Highlands
County, giving Highlands County a
claim to Lake Okeechobee. High-
lands County could open a "service
center" in Lakeport, which could
include a sheriff's station and a
general county branch office.
The balance of the geography
could partner up with Hendry
County, with reasonably good
access to the County Seat in
LaBelle.
This three-part approach would
lessen the burden of absorbing the
three areas into the new counties,
and by and large improve the quali-
ty of government for all of the citi-
zens of Glades County.
But the downside to this is that it
is a practical approach.
WalterJ. Serbon


Truth hearing it, telling it, and really believing it


The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
One young person I knew
believed that her adopted daugh-
ter was really her daughter in a
previous life. She was involved in
spiritualism and the idea that peo-
ple were reincarnated from past
lives.
After a long, long discussion
about it, she realized that she
believed in reincarnation because
she wanted her daughter to be
really her natural daughter. In real-
ity, it seems that she believed in it
because of the comfort it brought
to her even if she knew it wasn't
real. That was unfortunate she
deprived herself of her special
relationship with her daughter
and wanted to hide something.
One of the screenings that is
regularly given for people suffer-
ing from seeing things or hearing
things that are not really there is to
ask them if they have ever seen or


heard things that are not really
there. If they have, they will
answer "yes" and can tell you
about them. M
What is appar- .
ent is that at a
certain level,
they know
what they have -
seen or heard
isn't real!
People
sometimes use
religion, as a
means of Rev.Samuel
asserting it is S.Thomas
"real" when a
part of them knows that it may not
be real at all. For the religious
compartment of their life, it is all
right to see or hear things that
aren't real even if the rest of the
time they are pretty well-adjusted,
normal people. The answer is
"Oh, but that has to do with my
faith" or some such answer; as if
God was separated from the rest
of the world He created and


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. About six
months ago I spent a lot of,money
purchasing a teacup poodle. I was
told that the most he will max out
at would be five pounds. Well he is
about eight months old now and is
nine pounds, and I have been told
he can still grow until one year of
age. Am I going to end up with a
regular poodle
that I spent
$800 on? Was I
lied to and
ripped off? Bot-
tom line is I love
my dog regard-
less, and
wouldn't trade
him for the ,
w orld. I do feel .
like I got the shaft though.
What do you think?
Thanks Doc, Janis in Loxa-
hatchee.
A: Well hey Janis. I have heard
this story before, and I am sorry
about your disappointment. First
thing to understand about teacups
is that here is no guarantee they will
be tea-cups. Even if both parents
are teacups, there is always the
possibility that there will be a regu-
lar one born to them. Ok, let's
define what a teacup is. A teacup is
a very petit genetic variation of
small breeds of dogs. They always
go for big bucks. Teacups can be
Poodles, Chihuahuas, Yorkies...etc.
There must be a genetic line in the
breeding to produce them. Think
of it as a sort of dwarfism. Also
think of it as a genetic roll of the
dice. I am sure if you contacted
your breeder they would have
offered you something like a small
cash refund or maybe another dog.
Problem is, I think you have waited
too long to say something. Best
thing-to realize is you love your dog.


My best opinion is to write it off as a
learning experience, and just go
forward. Hope that helps. Best
Wishes, Doc Savvy.

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jeremy. A few weeks back
I heard you make mention of, "Vac-
cines that can cause cancers in
cats" on your radio show. Are there
special ways to avoid this? And,
how common is this? Thanks Doc.
A: Well hey there Jeremy! Yes
there are ways to prevent this, but
first let me give you a little back-
ground on these cancers. These
cancers are called vaccine-induced
sarcomas, and they are very
aggressive. They are said to be
caused by the adjuvant or mixed bi-
products that are added to the vac-
cine. So let's be clear it is not the
vaccine itself, but it is the mixture
that comes with it. The frequency
of this happening is not common,
however it can be so devastating
that even one case is too much.
Many of these cases are said to be
caused by rabies vaccination.
Leukemia vaccinations have also
had negative press to associate it
with cancer as well. The best way
to prevent this is to make sure your
veterinarian uses a vaccination pro-
gram called "Purevax" by a compa-
ny called Merial. Purevax is the only
known line of total protection for
both cats and dogs that do not have
these bi-products mixed in with
them. I hope that answers your
question Jeremy, and thanks for lis-
tening to the show! Take good care,
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DOCSAVVY@aol.com and see
them printed weekly in the Pet Cor-
ner addition of the Clewiston
News, Glades County Democrat,
and The Sun.


where He lives.
There is that wonderful story in
Genesis about sin coming into the
world and the devil Working to
bring down Adam .and Eve. Gene-
sis three is that story. It begins by
acknowledging that the devil was
more subtle than any other wild
creature. He simply begins by ask-
ing Eve a question. "Did God say
you shall not eat of any tree in the
garden?" The answer is explained
to the serpent-devil, "We may eat
of the fruit of the trees of the gar-
den but God said 'you shall not eat
of the fruit of the tree which is in
the midst of the garden, neither
shall you touch it, lest you die'". A
question is how it begins, "Is that
what God really said?"
Eve begins to doubt her hear-
ing and understanding and the
stage is set for wondering if she
heard correctly or if the other
"voice" may be the one to which
she ought to pay attention.
Once it is implanted in her
thinking that there may be a ques-
tion after all, the contradiction to
what she knows comes: "You
shall not die, for God knows that
when you eat it, your eyes will be
opened and you will be like
God..." The devil works to get us
to question what it is that we have
heard or seen; and then we doubt
ourselves, we will be open to


other suggestions; even if they go
against what we know or what we
believe or what is reality.

The story of the Fall begins
when evil can cause us to doubt
what we know. For various rea-
sons, there are those who cannot
help themselves because of addic-
tion or illness, but at a certain level
they are aware of the deception
involved. Others work hard at
.building stories to comfort them
even if the story is a bit far-fetched.
Still others build for themselves a
system of beliefs and refuse to
hear anything that might shake
them up. Jesus' comment to our
spiritual ancestors dealt with the
truth, "You will know the truth
and truth will make you free (John
8:32)." That is not only the things
that others tell us and we may
believe, or the things we tell oth-
ers, even in good faith. It is also the
things we tell ourselves that is a
truth that deserves our utmost
attention and respect. Pontius
Pilate; who asks, "What is truth?
(John 18:38)" is one who doubts
himself; the one who proclaims,
"I am the way and the truth and
the life (John 14:6)" gives the final
answer.


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Thursday, June 30, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Domestic violence assistance program


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office has implemented sev-
eral new programs to combat
domestic violence. The tradi-
tional response of law enforce-
ment to domestic violence was
not -always effective because
even though the suspect may
have been arrested, the victim
was often left alone without any
assistance.
This in turn was cause for
concern because the root of the
problem was not being
addressed and deputies would
therefore continue to respond to
the same address time and time
again and the "Cycle of Vio-
lence" would continue. This was
not only placing victims at risk
for further harm, but also endan-
gered the children living in the
home, the responding deputies,
and society as a whole.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office has taken aggressive
steps to combat this "cycle" by
creating various innovative pro-
grams. In 1997, the agency spe-
cially trained a small cadre of
deputies for expertise in investi-
gating domestic violence cases.
Today this unit, known as the
Domestic Abuse Response Team
(DART) has grown to 120 offi-
cers. To work hand in hand with
the DART program, this agency
also initiated the "Volunteer
Domestic Violence Victim Assis-
tance Program".
This program is highly cre-
ative in that it utilizes profession-
al volunteers from the commu-
nity that'are specially trained to
work with victims of domestic
violence immediately from the
scene via telephone. This pro-
gram also has a partnership with
"Aid to Victims of Domestic
Abuse" (A.V.D.A.), which is a
local Certified Domestic Vio-
lence Shelter for abused women
and men.
Also, to assist in combating
domestic violence, the Sheriff's
Office has obtained two grants
in order to implement two' other
new programs. One of the pro-


grams is the "Internet Project"
which consists of sheriff's
deputies taking photographs of
domestic violence crime scenes
and transmitting them via the
Internet to first appearance
judges, domestic violence shel-
ters, and victim service
providers.
The other program is the
"KIDS" (Kids In Domestic Situa-
tions) program in which sher-
'iff's deputies identify children
living in homes in which domes-
tic violence has occurred so that
the children's names can be pro-
vided to a specific contact per-
son who works for the School
Board of Palm Beach County.
The contact person then
informs each child's guidance
counselor or school principal
about the violence the child has
witnessed, so that follow-up can
be initiated with these children
and counseling can be provided
to them if needed.
The Volunteer Domestic Vio-
lence Victim Assistance Program
is comprised of a step-by-step
protocol utilized by sheriff's
deputies and D.A.R.T. officers,
which is as follows: Once a
DART Officer responds to a
Domestic Violence call, they
must determine the severity of
the crime and place them into
one of two categories.
Level-1 cases involve serious
injury or severe psychological
trauma to the victim or children
and the victim is often taken to
the hospital. In this instance, the
DART officer will contact a Palm
Beach County Victim Services
Advocate to respond to the
scene or hospital to provide cri-
sis intervention. Fortunately,
only a small percentage of our
cases are classified as Level-1
cases. Level-2 cases (which is
the majority of the domestic vio-
lence responses) involve victims
who do not have severe injuries.
When a level-2 case occurs,
-the deputies are trained to get in
contact with the "on-call" Volun-
teer Domestic Violence Victim


Advisor. The Volunteer Victim
Advisor is fully trained on what
questions to ask the deputy over
the telephone regarding the inci-
dent, and then the Volunteer Vic-
tim Advisor requests to speak
with the victim. Once on the
telephone with the victim, the
Volunteer Victim Advisor com-
pletes an "Abuse Indicator
Assessment". This assessment is
a tool utilized to determine the
level of abuse the victim has
been suffering from the abuser
and is used as an indicator of
potential future violence.
The Volunteer Victim Advisor
then goes over a "Safety Plan"
with the victim and provides him
or her with important communi-
ty service referrals. The Volun-
teer Victim Advisor also com-
pletes a follow-up contact with
the victim in order to check on
their safety and to inquire if they
followed through with the refer-
rals made.
This program has been in
existence since January of 2001
and has helped many victims
break the silence about domes-
tic violence by giving them the
power through knowledge
about the abuse. It has also been
instrumental in making victims
aware of the local services avail-
able to assist them in order to
seek out help for themselves and
for their children.
The success of this program
can be illustrated in two very sig-
nificant ways. First, over 6,392
victims have been provided with
special assistance through this
volunteer program. Secondly,
since the implementation of the
D.A.R.T. and Volunteer Victim
Advisor Program, the agency has
noticed a steady and significant
decline in Domestic related vic-
tim homicides. This decline is
reflected below in the following
chart, which shows the number
of homicides that occurred in
their jurisdiction over the past
six years:
TOTAL # OF DOMESTIC VIO-
LENCE HOMICIDE CASES YEAR


OCCURRED
Total number of domestic
violence homicide cases year
occurred
Seven-1998
Five-1999
Eight-2000
Implementation of D.A.R.T.
and Volunteer Program
One-2001
Zero-2002
Three-2003
In conclusion, by providing
victims of domestic violence
with an immediate and effective
response from law enforcement
and volunteer victim advisors,
they have been able to collec-
tively increase the safety of vic-
tims and their children while at
the same time send a message
that victims do not need to suffer
in silence. Through this Victim
Assistance Program they have
been able to empower victims
and at the same time let them
know that people within their
own community care about
them and want to help.
If you would like to be part of
the solution to the trauma of
domestic violence, the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office is
presently recruiting profession-
als in the counseling or social
services field to become Volun-
teer Domestic Violence Victim
Advisors. Currently there are 20
Volunteer Victim Advisors but
they are still in need of some
more good people. The volun-
teer hours are very flexible and
you can volunteer out of the
convenience of your home, as
all contacts made with victims
are done via telephone.
If you are interested in volun-
teering and if you want to know
if you qualify to participate in
this program, please contact the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office at (561) 688-4195 and ask
for Marla Galindez (Volunteer
Program Coordinator and
Domestic Violence Victim Advo-
cate).


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following is a
list of arrest activity and is not an
indication of guilt. Should anyone
on this list have their charges
dropped for any reason, notify The
Sun for publication.
Pahokee Police
Department
June 13
Harold L. Pringle, 28, BM, Com-
munity control
Rosa McFadden, 62, BF, Child
abuse
June 14
Phillina Anderson, 35, BF, War-
rant
June 15
Jacqueline Cobb, 19, BF,
Domestic battery, child abuse
June 16
Alfred Wimberly, 28, BM, Bat-
tery, Grand Theft Auto, Battery two
counts.

Belle Glade Police
Department
June 13
Willie Hamilton, 21, Warrant


Crimestoppers


/Domestic
June 14
Juvenile, 17, Warrant/ Attempt-
ed Homicide
June 15
Harry Wiggins, 60, Warrant/
Failure to appear
June 16
Savona Johnson, 25, Uttering
forged bills
Levon Williams, Jr., 31, Bur-
glary
Marvin Dixon, 24, Battery
June 17
Ryan 0. Willis, 28, Resisting offi-
cer without violence
David Cooper, 26, Possession of
a firearm by a convicted felon,
resisting officer without violence
Juvenile, 16, Resisting officer
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The joy of June roses; national flower


By Barbara Oehlbeck
Among rose growers all over
the world, individuals or commer-
cial, there are purists and piddlers.
Each group reaping its own pecu-
liar pleasures and problems.
The happiest roses and their
growers probably live in that
grand garden somewhere in
between...growing and blooming
with a little less than perfection but
a little more than a kiss and a prom-
ise...like water and food and a
sunny location with good drainage.
Peering into the past, as far back
as records go, to any part of the
world, at any period of time, the
rose, treasured above all other
flowers, has played an honored
and even sacred role in religion, in
love, peace, and literature.
Throughout all ages in every art
form painting, photography,
carving, sculpture, architecture,
writing, needlework, music and
others artists have held up the
rose as the epitome of beauty and
majesty- in form and fragrance.
Its influence in all these fields is
unequalled by any other flower.
Many have tried and as many have
failed, to fully capture the fleeting
yet everlasting beauty and delight
of nature's masterpiece, which is
said to havebeen born from "the
soul of Eartlt'"
As potted plants on patios,
open-end porches, balconies, even
sunny window sills and roof gar-
dens from Naples and Miami north-
ward including all of Florida, roses
are fitting into nearly every lifestyle.
The crowning touch to growing
roses in Florida is the fact that they
produce the year round, with the
possible exception of some in
North Florida where winters some-
time dip to freezing temperatures.
These temperatures however,
don't stay long. Such cold does not
kill the rose bush but it does mean
the bush will be in dormancy until
the weather warms.
For all good and beautiful rea-
sons, it's no wonder that the rose is
our country's national flower. After
all, it's showy, sung about and
romanticized, yet, despite its
virtues, it's often confined to a
secluded, utilitarian garden area
only to be appreciated when cut
and brought into the house.
However, given the right loca-


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Roses are the country's National Flower, and for good rea-
son, as they have been immortalized by writers and artists


through the ages of time.
tion and care, roses can be as
much a part of the garden as any
ornamental shrub. The two types
that work best for masses of color
are floribundas and polyanthas.
And, another type suited to the gar-
den landscape is climbing, trailing
or sprawling cultivars.
Old garden roses, the antiques
of rosedom have been around for
centuries, consequently they've
survived every problem that's
come along. These roses of yester-
day have been steadily and dramat-
ically gaining popularity and the
outlook is grand for any and all gar-
deners who want prolific bloom-
ing, intense fragrancd and less care.
A quarter century ago it was
well nigh impossible to find a
grower of old garden roses in Flori-
da (with the possible exception of a
few varieties such as Cecile Brun-
ner, Mrs. B. R. Cant and Old Blush).
Such is not the case anymore. More
and more growers are now grow-


ing these old garden favorites. And,
probably the largest grower in the
country is the Antique Rose Empo-
rium in Texas. Their list is stagger-
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And a full color catalogue is
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shipped/packaged in such a way
that not a spoonful of soil is dis-
turbed in shipping.
A few of the most prolific
bloomers are: Old Blush (various
shades of rose-pink), Mrs. B. R.
Cant (rich deep pink), Reve d'Or
(climbing creamy apricot) Prosper-
ity (climbing white), Climbing
Pinkie (polyantha). Neither Belin-
da's Dream (luscious pink with
hybrid tea form) nor Don Juan
,(dark red modest climber) can be
accurately classed as antiques;


however, both have all the great
traits of antiques, both are very
hardy and delightfully sweet
smelling.
The shrub rose Knock Out is a
cherry red constant bloomer. It's by
no means an antique but is won-
derfully worth planting in your gar-
den. One rose friend brought me a
grocery sack. full of hips from one
plant that he had just cut off. The
number was 520! Oh, if only I could
have seen those 520 blooms on
that bush! There is also a pink
Knock Out. The red and the pink
are among those that we who love
roses can't live without.
Success with roses depends
upon very little: A healthy bush, at
least 6-7 hours of sunlight daily
(beginning with morning sun),
water, water, water! Plus, organic
(manure) food and well-balanced
rose fertilizer. Roses cannot per-
form when they are thirsty or hun-
gry and they must be planted in
well-drained soil with plenty of
humus.
Since June is the Month of
Roses, what better time to include
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ment and a commitment to help-
ing 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 infor-
mation, and to reserve your space
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Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
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mentary School is now available
in the elementary school office. If
you would like a copy of the
report, please stop by the office
and one will be made available to
you.
Chinese
speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can
speak Chinese. Please contact the
school at 946-0811.


West Glades
Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4lp.m.
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
contact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and
take place in the evenings.
GED classes
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes
at Moore Haven High School
* (room 26-003) for adults who
wish to obtain their GED. Classes
are on Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 6-8 p.m. You may reg-
ister the night of the classes. If you
have any questions you may call
Scott Bass at (863) 946-0202 ext.
13.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to rep-
resent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
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Undefeated champs!
The Clewiston Pony Tail division went undefeated during
the district games against LaBelle and Immokalee, Moore
Haven was eliminated in the bottom bracket without
Clewiston having to play them. They will be traveling to
the state contest in Sinead, FL and expect to do well there,
since they have five good pitchers and all of the kids play
just about every other position.
Coaches are Back Row left to right, Keith Howell, Trip
Whidden, Mike Avilla. Center row left to right are: Terinna
Cypress, Samantha Ortiz, Morgan Jones, Katie Whidden,
Zoe Perry, Lovely Avilla, Lucinda Cortez. Kneeling left to
right are: Sara Howell, Jessica Hoopes, Sylvia Hernandez,
Whitney Irey, Shelby Dickson.


South Florida saturated


from repeated soakings


Drenching rain over the past
several weeks has left all areas of
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District saturated from the
soakings.
"While the primary flood
control system continues to
operate as needed to help man-
age water levels throughout the
region, additional rainfall could
lead to localized flooding and
ponding of water in some areas
overwhelmed by the down-
pours," said SFWMD executive
director Carol Wehle.
In Miami-Dade County, the
forecast calls for up to an addi-
tional five inches of rainfall. In
response, the District is taking
further action to put recently
completed emergency flood
control measures into operation
in order to reduce the potential
for flooding in low-lying areas
such as Sweetwater, West Miami
and the Flagami area.
-- wopumping stations -
completed in 2002 and 2003 -
are already at work near the
Miami International Airport to
move water from the area to the
coast when tides permit. In addi-
tion, for the first time that condi-
tions warranted, water man-
agers cranked up the G-420
pumping station in order to
move excess water into the new
C-4 Emergency Detention Basin
Impoundment just east of
Krome Avenue off the Tamiami
Trail.
This reservoir is capable of
holding more than one billion
gallons of storm-water runoff.


The reservoir was constructed
using state and federal funds as
an initiative of the District,
FEMA, Miami-Dade County and
the cities in the C-4 basin
plagued by chronic flooding due
to heavy rain events.
In all other area of Miami-
Dade and Broward Counties, the
District has placed many of the
large regional canals on low-
range configuration which
means canal water levels are
adjusted to accommodate large
amounts of storm-water runoff
from the city and county
drainage systems.
The District will maintain
communications throughout the
night with field crews in South
Florida and will continue flood
control operation procedures
until the threat of flooding sub-
sides. The District is working
closely with city and county
storm-water agencies through-
out the region to ensure the pri-
mary system is operating at opti-
mum levels.
While the South. Florida
Water Management District has
the ability to greatly reduce the
amount and duration of flooding
that may occur, complete flood
prevention is not possible -
especially during rainfall events
that can dump 5-7 inches in iso-
lated areas in a short amount of
time. Downpours like that can
easily overwhelm local drainage
systems causing street flooding
and potential damage to homes
and businesses.


Staff photos/Bill Fabian
Wet and wild
Raft racers struggle to the finish line, vying for first place in
the Third Annual Great American Raft Race. In the lead is
the winning raft, "Payday", which was crewed by Jimmie
Ball and Tony Coverdale. Following close behind was "Free
Willy", driven by Terry Gardner, Clark Wood, Robert Miller,
and Neil Smith. ,


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Belt promotions
On June 4, The following students passed their test at
Luis Maisonet Taekwondo and the parents are proud for
this achievement. From left to right front, Ramon S.
Vazquez and Ramon H. Vazquez went from yellow belt
to orange belt. From left to right back, Desiree Bowling
from yellow belt to orange belt. Lucas Ortiz and Stuart
Whiddon from orange belt to green belt. Not in picture
Ethan and Taylor Harris from orange to green belt. Con-
gratulations to these Moore Haven Students.


Sports Briefs


Clewiston Cougars
sign-ups
Clewiston Cougars football
and cheerleading sign-ups are
Thursday, June 30 from 5-7 p.m.
at the Clewiston Middle School
Cafeteria. There is a registration
fee of $75.

Fishing Tournament
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program will
be taking place soon. Horizons
Fishing Tournament (Kingfish,
Wahoo, Dolphin) is presented by
the brokerage firm of Robert W.
Baird & Company, Inc.
A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 pm at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.

Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 16, lines in at 7
a.m. lines out by 3 p.m. and an
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
can be expected. Departing from
any inlet; weigh in at Riviera
Beach Marina, 1950 E 13th Street,
Riviera Beach, $175 per boat until
June 15; $200 per boat until July
10; $250 per boat until July 14. For
more information contact Beth
Charbonneau at (561) 227-5157,
Special Events Coordinator Hos-


pice of Palm Beach County or
Willie's Bait and Tackle (561) 848-
4484.

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

Coast Guard makes
house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


Rafters, start your...various means of human-powered raft
propulsion! Mayor Mall Chamness served as the honorary
waver of the checkered flag at Saturday's race. Pictured
here are the Mayor and second-place winner Terry Gardner.


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Director of Nursing Fulltime Starting Salary $50,000
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NOTICE
CITY OF CLEWISTON
HOLIDAY GARBAGE COLLECTION SCHEDULE

Due to the July 4th holiday, the City of Clewiston garbage collection schedule
has been changed to the following:

There will be no household collection on Monday, July 4, 2005
Monday route will be collected on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 and
Tuesday route will be collected on Wednesday, July 6, 2005.
Household collection will remain the same through the rest of the week.

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Power
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to the members in the Pioneer area
will be greatly improved.
Customers in the Montura area
will be fed by circuit three. Circuit
three continues south from Montu-
ra to serve additional load on CR
833. This area was previously
served from the Cowbone Substa-
tion from circuit two which ran the
entire length of Hill Grade Road.
Quality of service will improve in
the Montura area due to the prox-
imity of Drake substation to the
load center. Additionally, Drake
Substation will allow more flexibili-
ty in serving loads, which are cur-
rently served by Cowbone Substa-
tion, such as the Big Cypress


Reservation.
Preparing for the effects of the
land boom, Circuit four will be
used to accommodate future
loads. Also, a second transformer
will be purchased to provide firm
station capacity. The substation
was engineered by McLean Engi-
neering of Moultrie, Georgia and
constructed by Aubrey Silvey Enter-
prises, Inc. of Carrollton, Georgia.
Glades Electric Cooperative per-
sonnel oversaw management of
the project, made cable termina-
tions, final electrical and opera-
tional checks and coordinated ini-
tial energizing of the station.
John Drake, an eleven year
member of the GEC Board
Trustees, and his fellow trustees are
proud of his namesake substation.
They are excited about the
improvement in service this addi-


Staff members involved in the construction of the Substation
with Trustee John W. Drake,; Jon Draper, Joe Waltz, Roshard
Leavy, John Drake, Padro Navarro.


tion to the organization will provide upon me and I am proud of the
for the members. As Drake stated growth Glades Electric is experi-
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Pond
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with hatpins and bog buttons that
love the watery edges where sand
and muck meet. These native hat-
pins are just like their name, the all-
white blooms being borne at the
end of long stout stems as straight
as arrows.
The blossoms are tight rounded
balls with no sepals and no leaves.
The long stems, usually from three
to six, emerge from the center of a
cluster of bluish-green blades. Bog
buttons resemble hatpins so much
that often they're taken for minia-
tures of the same flower, which
they are not. The slight difference in
what it takes to make them happy
is simply that they, the bog buttons,
will thrive in a somewhat less moist
bed. And it's not unusual to see a
dozen or more buttons coming up
from the same central spot in the
center of its narrow blade foliage.
The water in golden pond


Fourth
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blessings, most are complaining
and asking for more. It has been
said that "too much democracy" is
like a child having all the candy he
can eat, not only does he get sick,
but he looses his wish for sweets.,
"If we are to preserve our way
of life, everyone is going to have to


comes and goes as does the rain in
this rainy time of year. After the
ground is well saturated, it only
takes a shower of a few inches to
raise the level of the pond several
inches spreading the flow all
around the palmetto islands.
Unlike in mid-winter when their
feet are in dry soil, their fronds are
now vibrant green, dust and pollen
having been washed off by sum-
mer showers. And their long curv-
ing arms of blooms, a profusion of
thousands and thousands of tiny
cream-colored blossoms, attract
every bee in this part of the world.
They seem to know that palmetto
honey is a rare treat any time of
year.
Along the south edge of the
pond, native ferns wave back and
forth, the architecture of their arch-
es as perfect as a rainbow. And
here in this subtropical climate
their green never varies except for
the silver hues of their fiddleheads
that push themselves up and out of
the crown the year 'round. And the


work a little harder for the good of
all and not expect a few to do it all.
Democracy doesn't just happen -
it is people who make it work. Too
much is being done by too few for
too many.
"Everybody complains about
public officials and yet the majority
do not vote.
"Everybody expects public ser-
vants to be saints, when we live in a
real world.
"Everybody complains about


resurrection fern embracing the
limbs and marching up and down
the trunks of the giant oaks needs,
only 15 minutes of rain to resurrect
itself from what appears to be noth-
ing but short dried fronds.
The deep forest green of this
remarkable native is not a bit frag-
ile. In fact, it's very sturdy and-is
widely spread around to fallen
trunks and limbs of trees by birds of
all sorts as well as squirrels.
When the time of day and the


Access
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Management District (SFWMD)
will re-evaluate conditions early
this week based on rainfall and
weather predictions.
The high flows along the
Kissimmee River were brought
about by several days of heavy rain-
fall over the headwaters of the
Kissimmee Basin. Many lakes with-


law enforcement, and yet few real-
ize the restrictions law enforcers
are working under.
"As an example: If we look close
to home, we see how so many of
our fine churches have been split
because of internal bickering. And
the same is true of community
organizations; which could and
should be cohesive rather than divi-
sive.
"Let us resolve to work together.
Let us criticize, but make it con-


light is perfect, reflections of these
fern-enshrouded oaks in golden
pond are like enormous etchings in
reverse. Such was the scene yester-
day at twilight when suddenly
flashing white wings dropped from
the sky on one of the lowest limbs.
Then, in perfect pirouette, the great
white heron dipped and dived in
and out the water...the backlight
through its wings pure gleaming
gold.


in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
are at or above the normal summer
levels, creating a potentially dan-
gerous situation if the weather
remains abnormally wet or tropical
systems develop.
For up-to-date information
about navigation in the Kissimmee
River, contact Bill Graf at the
SFWMD Orlando Service Center,
(407) 858-6100; or Missie Barletto
at the SFWMD Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center, (863) 462-5260.


structive. Let us recognize that
those in a position of leadership in
our country are trying, and we owe
them a chance. This is democracy
and I feel we should unrelentingly
fight for it.
"As strange as it may seem, it
sometimes take an outsider to rec-
ognize something you yourself
don't see: WE ARE LIVING IN THE
GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE
WORLD! WE MUST PRESERVE IT!


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The CARE Program provides FREE classes to
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enhanced care for their loved one(s) while at the
same time maintaining their own emotional and
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At: Senior Connections of Southwest Florida
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Vacation driving tips for the dog days of summer


Summer is here and many
drivers will be hitting the road for
vacations and weekend get-a-
ways.
"Hot weather brings unique
challenges," said Ray Palermo,
director of public relations for
auto insurer, Response Insur-
ance. "It can present dangerous
conditions for both the vehicle
and its occupants."
Each summer sees more than
seven million car breakdowns on
the road and he suggests that
most summer breakdowns can
be easily avoided.
Before heading out be sure
you check out the basics, includ-
ing: Oil, transmission fluid, wind-
shield washer, battery level and


strength, tire pressure (including
the spare), cooling system
(which should be flushed and
refilled at least every two years),
belts and hoses and have a well
equipped emergency kit and tool
box in the trunk.
Drivers need to stay cool as
well," noted Palermo. "Our stud-
ies have shown that 75 percent of
drivers are fearful of encounter-
ing road rage and 37 percent said
they had personally experienced
it in the previous six months."
Don't escalate aggression on
the road by responding to it. Stop
periodically to refresh yourself-
take along moist towelettes and
water.
When driving in hot weather


it's particularly important to keep
an eye on the lights and gauges.
If your temperature gauge moves
up, turn off your air conditioner
and turn on your vehicle's heater
to its highest and hottest setting.
It will be uncomfortable, but it
will help draw some of the heat
away from the engine. If you are
stopped in traffic put the car in
"park" and lightly step on the gas
to help circulate coolant. If the
temperature light goes on or if
the gauge enters the red zone,
immediately pull off the road to a
safe spot, well away from traffic.
Do not drive any further not
even to the next exit. Driving with
an overheated engine can cause
serious damage to the engine.


Do not attempt to remove the
radiator cap itself. The pressur-
ized coolant is extremely hot and
will spray out with great force.
Do not pour water over the radia-
tor or engine, since a dramatic
change in temperature could
cause damage. After the engine
cools a bit, add a 50-50 mix of
coolant and water to the reser-
voir to bring it up to its proper
level.
Even when not stranded due
to a breakdown, summer heat
can pose dangers. Never leave a
child or pet in a parked car in
summer heat. Even an outside
temperature in the 80's can
quickly bring a car interior to
well over 140 degrees.


Summer pet safety advisory issued


NEW YORK Summer is
here' and warmer weather can
mean danger for your cats and
Jogs. The ASPCA(r) (American
society for the Prevention of Cru-
lty to Animals(r)) issued a pet
safety advisory urging pet owners
:o protect their companion ani-
mals during the sweltering sum-
mer days.
The organization offers these
guidelines as a way to keep pets
safe when the temperatures
Jegin to rise:
Never leave an animal alone in
a vehicle, since even with the
windows open, a parked car,
:ruck or van can quickly become
a furnace. Parking in shade offers
little protection, as the sun shifts
During the day. When traveling,
:arry a gallon thermos filled with
Fresh, cold water for your pet.
Do not force your animal to
exercise after a meal in hot,
humid weather. Always exercise
him in the cool of the early morn-
ing or evening.
Always provide, plenty of
shade for an animal staying out-
side the house. A properly con-
structed doghouse serves best.


Bring your dog or cat inside dur-
ing the heat of the day and let
him/her rest in a cool part of your
house. Always provide plenty of
cool, clean water for your animal.
Please be sensitive to the
needs of old and overweight ani-
mals in hot weather. Brachy-
cephalic (snub-nosed) dogs
(especially Bulldogs, Pugs,
Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Lhasa
Apsos and Shih Tzus) and those
with heart or lung diseases
should be kept indoors in air-con-
ditioning as much as possible.
Avoid walking your dog in
areas that you suspect have been
sprayed with insecticides or other
chemicals, as poisonings
increase during the summer
when gardens, lawns and trees
are sprayed. These chemicals can
sicken or kill an animal. Call your
veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal
Poison Control Center (1-888-
4ANI-HELP) if you suspect your
animal has been poisoned.
Be alert for coolant leaking
from your vehicle. Animals are
attracted to the sweet taste of
coolant and ingesting just a small
amount can cause an animal's


death. Consider using animal-
friendly products that use propy-
lene glycol rather than those con-
taining ethylene glycol.
A clean coat can help to pre-
vent summer skin problems, so
keep your dog or cat well
groomed. If he has a heavy coat,
shaving your dog's hair to a one-
inch length will help prevent
overheating. Do not shave a dog's
hair down to the skin this robs
him of protection from the sun. A
cat should be brushed frequently
to keep his coat tangle free. Never
take an animal to the beach
unless you can provide a shaded
spot and,plenty of fresh water for
him to drink. Rinse him off after
he has been in salt water.
Never leave your dog standing
on hot asphalt. His body can heat
up quickly and his sensitive paw
pads can burn.
Bring your companion animal
to the veterinarian for a spring or
early summer check-up -
including a test for heartworm, if
your dog is not on year-round
preventive medication. Ask your
doctor to recommend a safe pest-
control program to combat fleas


and ticks.
To prevent escape and/or acci-
dental falls, make sure all win-
dows in your home are properly
screened.
About the ASPCA(r):
Founded in 1866, the Ameri-
can Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animal (ASPCA) was
the first humane organization
established in the Western Hemi-
sphere and today has one million
supporters. The'ASPCA's mission
is to provide an effective means
for the prevention of cruelty to
animals throughout the United
States. The ASPCA(r) provides
national leadership in humane
education, government affairs
and public policy, shelter sup-
port, and animal poison control.
The NYC -headquarters houses a
full-service animal hospital, ani-
mal behavior center, and adop-
tion facility. The Humane Law
Enforcement department
enforces New York's animal cru-
elty laws and is featured on the
reality television series Animal
Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit
www.aspca.org for more infor-
mation.


Children are at high risk for skin cancer


NEW YORK-Summer is final-
ly here, and more than ten million
children and young adults will
pack their bags for camp. The
number of day and resident camps
in the U.S. has grown by nearly 90
percent in the past 20 years, which
means that more and more chil-
dren are making their way to the
great outdoors and for long days of
fun in the sun.
What many parents and camp
directors sometimes fail to remem-
ber is tim ne spent outdoors requires
proper protection against the suns
harmful UV rays.
Sports and outdoor activities
are daily events for children attend-
ing camp. Unfortunately, if chil-
dren are not properly protected,
the time they spend outdoors can
result in painful sunburns, prema-
ture signs of aging later in life and
even skin cancer.
"Just one blistering sunburn in
childhood can double the risk of
getting melanoma later in life,"
said Perry Robins, MD, president of
the Skin Cancer Foundation. "That
risk can be avoided by following
some simple, sun-safe guidelines."
To protect your children, the
Foundation recommends the fol-
lowing camp-specific sun-safety
tips:
Are counselors trained in sun
safety? UV protection should be a
regular part of training.
"We impress on counselors
that they basically have a parental
role in making sure campers are
protected," said Michael Humes,
director of a particularly sun-safe
camp called Regis-Applejack in the
Adirondack Mountains of upstate
NewYork.


When are outdoor activities
scheduled? Ideally, most should be
scheduled for early morning or late
afternoon, as UV is most intense
from 10 a.m. tO4p.m. Are campers
directed to apply sunscreen before
going outside? An SPF 15+ sun-
screen (water-resistant formula-
tions are especially good) needs to
be used regularly. Campers and
staff should be instructed to bring it
from home, apply it 20-30 minutes
before outdoor activities, and reap-
ply it every two hours and right
after swimming. The camp also
should have a supply.
Are campers urged to wear pro-
tective clothing? Historically,
campers wore only a T-shirt,
shorts, and perhaps a baseball cap.
We now know that's not enough.
"We ask campers and staff to
wear broad-brimmed hats, which
protect more of the face than base-
ball caps do," said Humes.
The Skin Cancer Foundation
also advises wearing a long-
sleeved shirt, long pants, and UV-
protective sunglasses. In addition,
washing campers' clothes with a
laundry aid such as SunGuard(r)
will wash a minimum of 30 UPF
protection into clothing and will
last through at least 2Q washings.
Is shade available? Shade
should be easily accessible. At
Camp Regis-Applejack, campers'
cabins lie among tall pine trees,
and the athletic fields, beach, and
tennis court are all tree-lined.
With proper guidance, children
can learn to protect themselves
and enjoy summer fun without
sacrificing the health of their skin.
For additional information, visit
www.skincancer.org or call (800)


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the prevention, detection, and
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This map published in 1895 shows areas used by early pio-
neers of the Lake Okeechobee area. The forts where earliest
settlements grew and waterways people traveled to come
here.


Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
The Bolles Hotel, where Mrs. George's party stayed when
they first came' to Lake Okeechobee was built where the
Miami Canal met Lake Okeechobee by lan-developer
Richard J. Bolles to house prospective Everglades land buy-
ers. It burned down in 1929.


Early pioneers drained the wetlands


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By MaryAnn Morris
The words of history are spo-
ken by people. Whenever possi-
ble, listen.
The history of Clewiston and
the Lake Okeechobee area begins
with the first prehistoric people to
inhabit the area. But gradually
people came from. across the
oceans in search of new worlds. It
had been suggested by scholars
that the earth was round and that
theory had to be tested.
Orange trees, hogs and cattle
were brought to Florida by early
European explorers. But perma-
nent settlement by European,
African and the Caribbean Island
emigrants came gradually. People
drifted south, down from the
Northern areas, looking for a bet-
ter life. Some who came across
the Atlantic stayed. Settlements
grew near the old U.S. Army Forts
Basinger, Pierce, Lauderdale and
others. Until the invention of the
steam-driven boat in 1807 by
Robert Fulton, most of Florida
remained a mystery.
But with the ease of steam nav-
igation along Florida's winding
rivers the interior became accessi-
ble to- people from the north.
Although there were settlers on
the banks of the Kissimmee River
in the 1860s and 1870s, much of
the area around Lake Okee-
chobee waited.
Cow hunters, descended
mainly from Scottish and Irish
emigrants who had settled in
Georgia and the Carolinas found a
good living in Central Florida in
the mid-1800s. These cattlemen
came from the cattle herding cul-
ture in the British Isles, so it was
second nature to round up the
wild cattle on the prairies of Cen-
tral Florida with herd dogs like the
Scottish border Collies and drive
them across the state to the port
of Punta Rassa on the Gulf Coast.
The dense palmetto and thick
woods of Central Florida were
nothing like the open prairie of
the American West. Both brand-
ing and earmarking of livestock
have their roots in Celtic culture.
Florida asked Congress for the
land south of the Caloosahatchee
River, north of Lake Okeechobee,
from the Gulf of Mexico to the
Atlantic Ocean around 1847. Con-
gress realized that the long coast
of Florida was a threat to national
security and the shipping trade
and granted the state's request in
1848, on the condition that the
land be "reclaimed by drainage."
In 1855, the State Legislature
passed the Internal Improvement
Act. A report to the trustees of the
fund stated, "drainage of the
immense territory embraced in
the Kissimmee Valley, Okee-
chobee Lake and Caloosahatchie
Valley had for at least a generation
been the theme of discussion by
eminent engineers educated in


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A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


the principles of Hydraulics."
'Florida was $5 million in debt,
having backed railroad projects
that had been disrupted by the
Civil War.
Hamiliton DisLon, a young
marn frrn Philadelphia had inher-
ited a fortune from his father. His
father manufactured saws. Mr.
Disston bought the land, over one
million acres, from the state in
January of 1881. The state,
though, needed cash to clean up
and title these lands. To help the
state, Mr. Disston was persuaded
to buy four million more acres of
land at 25 cents an acre in June of
1881. The.deal made him the
largest landowner in the United
States.
The first dredge boat was built
at Cedar Key. Steam-powered,
she came down the Gulf coast to
Charlotte Harbor and up the
Caloosahatchee Rivet. The
Caloosahatchee. was cleared out,
and on the other side of the lake,
the Kissimmee River was cleared
to 50 feet wide and eight feet deep
and fallen trees were removed
from the channel.
By 1882, there was a 350-mile
continuous waterway from the
city of Kissimmee to the Gulf of
Mexico and the Lake Okeechobee
area was open to steam boats.
I Ranchers then dug smaller
channels to link up with Disston's
canal system, draining their
marshes for pastureland in the


process. More channels were dug
from the south shore of the lake
and for the first time, more water
flowed out of the lake than in. As
a result, groundwater .levels
dropped sharply.
Mr. Disston purchased half
interest in a sugar plantation in
1887. It paid off and he expanded.
In addition, his land companies
promoted prices starting at $1.25
an acre (five times the 25 cents an
acre he paid in 1881) for farming
throughout this country and
Europe. If not for Mr. Disston's
vision, much of Central Florida
would be more suitable today for
mosquitoes than people and cat-
tle.
Word of Mr. Disston's success-
ful sugar mill and" plantation
caught the ear of Tampa banker
Alonzo C. Clewis. Son of a Geor-
gia plantation owner, he came to
Tampa in 1888 to work for Hills-
boro Loan and Abstract. After the
steamboats came to Basinger, it
became busier. Shortly after that,
in terms of a brief history, Peter
and Louisiana Raulerson left
Basinger to settle closer to the
northern shores of the lake in
1896.
You had to like adventure!
What we are really talking about
here is best explained by Mrs. M.F.
George, who left Palm Beach July
27, 1915 with her husband, five
other men, four. women and two
young boys for the Everglades
and Lake Okeechobee. She
turned the account of her experi-
ences into an article, published in
1917. These are sturdy people.
She wrote: "We had great air-
castles built as to what we were
going to do and'the outing we
were going to have. All kinds of
scary tales had been told us about
the dangers of wild animals,
whirlpools in the New River and
the great Lake Okeechobee,
which was supposed to have a
. muck bottom and should your


boat upset in one of the much-
talked-of sudden storms, you
would sink out of sight and keep
on going as though you were in
quicksand with no chance of res-
cue."
After five and a half days of
river travel, from Lake Worth by
way of Fort Lauderdale and up'the
New River the party arrived at
Ritta on the south shore of the
lake. They slept in the Bolles
Hotel. After a short time there,
they set out across the Lake to
Moore Haven.
The party reached Moore
Haven Oct. 1, 1915 and found, as
Mrs. George wrote: "One
screened tent, occupied by Mrs.
King and her cook and used as a
boarding house, two other very
small buildings of one room
each."
As to the land, she continues:
"The ground was only partially
cleared and so full of cracks that it
was dangerous to walk about for
fear of breaking and ankle. I think
this point must have been burned
over at some time previous, leav-
ing it exposed to the hot sun
which caused the soil to crack."
Some information for this arti-
cle came from: Report of the
Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment fund on the Operations of
the Atlantic and Gulf coast Canal
and Okeechobee Land Company,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1893;
"Everglades and the First Recla-
mation Idea", Marjorie Stoneman
Douglas, Richter Library, UF:
"Eighteen Months in the Ever-
glades", 1917, article, Mrs. M.H.
George, Historical Museum of
Southern Florida, Miami; "A Flori-
da Cattle Ranch," Alto (Bud)
Adams, Jr. and Lee Gramling,
1998, Pineapple Press, Sarasota
Fla., http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us;
www.exploreflorida.com.


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Military hunting licences ejler2005


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is providing service men
and women a new way to enjoy
their favorite outdoor activities.
Beginning July 1, the FWC
will offer a Military Gold Sports-
man's License to active duty and
retired military that are stationed
in Florida or have lived in the
state for six months and claim
Florida as their primary resi-
dence. The reduced-fee annual
license ($20) offers the same
privileges as the traditional Gold
Sportsman's License ($83.50). It
includes hunting, saltwater fish-
ing and freshwater fishing
licenses and wildlife manage-
ment area, archery, muzzle
loading gun, turkey, Florida
waterfowl, snook and crawfish
permits.
The Florida Legislature voted
to create the new license during
its last session. Rep. Will
Kendrick and Sen. Jeff Atwater
sponsored the bill.
The Military Gold Sports-
man's Licenses are only avail-
able at tax collectors' offices.
Those wishing to purchase one
must show their military ID
cards plus a Florida driver's
license or orders showing they
are stationed in Florida.
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Zoo keepers accept old cell phones


NAPLES According to a
recent study, less than two per-
cent of the nation's cell phones
are being recycled and about a
quarter of all cell phones and
their toxic materials are dis-
posed of in landfills.
The majority of cell phones,
however, are still at home or
work sitting in a desk drawer.
The good news is that all those
phones lying around can be
cleared out of the house and
recycled. In order to help
wildlife and raise money for a
yet to be announced Zoo exhib-
it, members of Naples Chapter
of the American Association of
Zoo Keepers, Inc. (AAZK) have
set up collection boxes at
Caribbean Gardens: The ZOO
in Naples, Chrissy's Wild Side
Caf, The Conservancy Nature
Center, and St. Francis Animal


Clinic.
Helping Wildlife? Mining for
columbite-tantalite (or coltan),
a key component in cell
phones, takes place in some of
the most wildlife rich environ-
ment in Africa where mining
activities have contributed to a
90 percent decline in gorilla
populations and similar
declines in other species in the
Congo's national parks.
"While companies and gov-
ernments negotiate solutions,
we can come alongside them
by insuring we do the right
things with our used phones,"
explained Stephanie Bolster,
AAZK Naples Chapter Liaison.
"This is also a bonus for the
zoo's animals as our partner in
this donates funds to the AAZK
chapter for many of the
phones. And since most people


who use cell phones have older
ones lying around, it also gets
rid of the clutter while helping
wildlife here and in Africa, as
well as keeping toxins out of
local landfills."
Naples AAZK is working
with Louisville-based ECO-
CELL, a company, which pays
organizations for collecting
used cell phones, batteries and
accessories. One hundred per-
cent of the funds raised go
directly toward an upcoming
exhibit. Through ECO-Cell's
innovative program, 80 percent
of the phones collected will be
reused by first-time, low
income users in Latin America
or by selected local organiza-
tions, such as Battered
Women's Programs, for emer-
gency 911 calls. All unusable
cell phones and accessories are


recycled under strict EPA guide-
lines by certified recyclers.
The AAZK Naples Chapter is
a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to professional ani-
mal care and to support zoo
personnel in their roles as ani-
mal caregivers, scientific
researchers, public educators
and conservationists. More
information is available at
www.naplesaazk.org or
http://www.naplesaazk.org.
Cell Phones can be dropped
off seven days a week during
normal zoo hours (9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.) in The Zoo Gift
Shop. Zoo admission is not
required. Caribbean Gardens:
The Zoo in Naples, 1590
Goodlette-Frank Rd in Naples.


Attorney General

responds to Supreme

Court's Grokster ruling


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist issued the
following statement on the U.S.
Supreme Court's decision in
MGM Studios vs. Grokster, in
which the justices unanimously
ruled that software developers
violate federal copyright law
when they take "affirmative steps
to foster infringement", by provid-
ing computer users with the
means to share files downloaded
from the Internet. The Attorney
General's Office filed an amicus
(friend-of-the-court) brief with
the Supreme Court that argued
the position ultimately adopted
by the Court.
"The Supreme Court has sent
a clear message that illegal con-
duct on peer-to-peer computer
networks will be punished,


whether it is for stealing copy-
righted material or distributing
child pornography. Peer-to-peer
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swap pictures and videos with
one another and for unsuspect-
ing children to come across
images never intended for their
innocent eyes. The Court's ruling
is a victory for parents as they try
to protect their children from this
despicable activity.
"Today's decision echoes the
arguments we made in to the
court, that those who help in the
commission of a crime are just as
responsible as those who actually
commit the illegal act. We will be
watching the actions of all peer-
to-peer providers to see how they
respond to this decision."


Senior happenings


Faith in Action training
Faith in Action volunteer train-
ing will be held in Clewiston at the
Clewiston Senior Center, 1200 W.C.
Owen Ave., next to John Boy Audi-
torium, on June 30 at 2 p.m. Bring
a friend. Call (863) 983-7088 for
more information.
Save the date
Our second annual Faith in
Action in LaBelle community con-
cert 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.
Coalition meeting
The next Faith in Action in
LaBelle Coalition meeting will be
Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Nobles Senior Center.
Upcoming meetings
and events
Family caregiver support groups
in June will feature the new Social
Security Medication Program infor-
mation. Join us to learn about the
new medication program and get
assistance filling out the paper-
work properly. The next meeting
will take place in Moore Haven on
June 29 at 4 p.m. at the Moore
Haven Senior Center (863) 946-
1821.


Lawsuit won over sale of phony insurance bonds


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
his office has won a lawsuit
against a state of Washington-
based company that sold fraudu-
lent bonds purporting to elimi-
nate 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 Circuit Judge
Jonathan Sjostrom entered a
final judgment against Global
Healings Society and owner
Joseph Michael Gardinier,
requiring the defendants to pay
restitution, as well as fines of
$1,000 per victim, a total of more
than $550,000.


"This judgment marks a victo-
ry for Florida consumers and
sends a clear message that fraud
of this type has no place in our
state," said Crist. "Floridians
depend on insurance offered by
reputable agents to protect them
from significant financial liabili-
ty, and those offering phony
alternatives face serious legal
consequences."
An investigation conducted
by the Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division revealed
that Global Healings Society was
selling what it claimed were
"financial bonds" over the Inter-
net. Gardinier, owner and care-
taker of the organization, direct-
ed its activities and was


responsible for the various bond
programs sponsored by Global
Healings.
The bonds purported to pro-
tect the bearers from financial
responsibility 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 Flori-
da, nor was it an authorized
insurer in the state.
The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles determined that the organi-
zation's auto bond card was not
valid to prove insurance cover-
age as required by law. In
response, Gardinier conducted a
series of conference 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
conducting business.


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WASHINGTON, D.C A pro-
posed trade pact between the
United States and six Central
American countries would
enhance Florida's economy while
bringing significant economic
benefits to the nation's regional
trading partners, said U.S. Rep.
Katherine Harris of Florida.
The Dominican Republic-Cen-
tral American Free Trade Agree-
ment (DR-CAFTA), which is
expected to come before Con-
gress in the coming weeks, would
create a free trade zone between
the United States and Costa Rica,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Hon-
duras, Nicaragua and the Domini-
can Republic. Harris, a longtime
advocate of trade policies to


expand markets for U.S. products,
is a strong supporter of the CAFTA
bill because of the economic
growth and jobs it would bring to
Florida communities.
"With this trade agreement,
we have the opportunity to pro-
mote growth and economic
opportunity in our hemisphere
that will benefit everyone
involved," Harris said. "The coun-
tries named in DR-CAFTA repre-
sent Florida's largest export mar-
ket. By lowering trade barriers,
we can develop that market even
further, which is good news for
Florida business, good news for
Florida agriculture, and good
news for Florida workers."
The DR-CAFTA pact would


create a level-playing field for
American businesses, farmers
and ranchers, and workers by
lowering trade barriers on exports
to Central America. Harris point-
ed to key facts about Florida trade
with Central American and how
the DR-CAFTA pact would benefit
the state:
DR-CAFTA would increase
U.S. agricultural exports to Cen-
tral American countries by nearly
$900 million.
Eliminate tariffs on 50 per-
cent of all U.S. exports immedi-
ately. Most remaining duties
would be eliminated within 15
years. Eliminating duties would
benefit a number of Florida's
industries and agricultural pro-


ducers, including meat and poul-
try producers.
For manufacturers, DR-
CAFTA would immediately elimi-
nate tariffs on 80 percent of U.S.
exports. Within 10 years, all man-
ufacturing tariffs would be elimi-
nated including tariffs on Flori-
da's electrical products,
chemicals, machinery, paper,
processed food and transporta-
tion equipment. This would
enhance competitiveness and
level the playing field for Florida
manufacturers, since most
exports from Central American
countries enter the United States
without tariffs.
Florida is the main gateway
for merchandise trade between


Central America and the United
States roughly $16 billion in
goods enter or leave the United
States annually through Florida's
airports and seaports, providing
thousands of jobs for the state.
Harris also emphasized the
importance of Central American
markets for Florida exports a
relationship that would only
improve with the implementation
of DR-CAFTA. In 2004, DR-CAFTA
countries represented Florida's
largest export market, with $3.2
billion worth of Florida products
going to these countries. Florida is
the leading U.S. state in exports to
Central America.
Harris urged Floridians to learn
more about the DR-CAFTA pact,


which she will support when it
comes before the U.S. House of
Representatives.

"Anti-trade forces have worked
tirelessly to paint the Central
American trade agreement in a
negative light, but their claims
simply don't stand up to the
facts," Harris said. "Both Florida
and the DR-CAFTA countries
stand to gain a great deal from
this agreement. The simple fact is
that Florida needs this trade
agreement, and so does Central
America. I encourage the people
of Florida to learn more about DR-
CAFTA and how it will help our
state's economy."


Focus. on future of


water management


Water resource challenges
and solutions of the past, pres-
ent and future will be the focus
of Florida's 30th Annual Con-
ference on Water Management
to be held Sept. 7-9 at the Sani-
bel Harbour Resort & Spa in
Fort Myers:
Co-sponsored by the Flori-
da Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and the state's
five water management dis-
tricts, the conference will pro-
vide a forum for state and local
leaders to discuss the chal-
lenges facing water policy
makers at the local, state, fed-
eral and international levels.
"As we celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the conference,
we can come together to learn
from the past and build for the
future," said South Florida
Water Management District
Executive Director Carol
Wehle, who will also serve as
this year's conference host.
She will replace SFWMD Exec-
utive Director Henry Dean who
retired June 1 after 30 years of
public service to the state.
Invited guests include for-
mer Florida governors Bob
Graham and Bob Martinez, as
well as present Gov. Jeb Bush.
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary


Colleen Castille is a scheduled
speaker.
More than 400 people are
expected to attend, including
elected or appointed public
officials, professionals
involved in planning for local
governments and those
involved in water resource pro-
tection or allocation. Also
attending are professional staff
from Florida's five water man-
agement districts and the Flori-
da Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, representatives
from academia, and members
of the business community.
A two-day series of panel
discussions and break-out ses-
sions on topics such as the his-
tory and future of water man-
agement, environmental
restoration, water supply and
technology in water. manage-
ment will be featured during
the conference. Conference
attendees can also choose
among field trips to local areas
of interest.
For registration or exhibitor
information, visit the Annual
Conference on Water Manage-
ment Web site at www.mcrae-
co.com/acowm_conf.html or
call (800) 259-2318 or (850)
906-0099.


Red leafed hibiscus


When does a Hibiscus look
like a Maple tree? An office visitor
brought in a cutting to identify
last week from a low mainte-
nance shrub with a dark red
three-lobed leaf. A little searching
showed that this plant was False
Roselle, which can quickly add a
patch of deep maroon color to
your Florida Yard.
False Roselle, Maroon mallow,
Red-Shield hibiscus and Cranber-
ry hibiscus are all different names
for Hibiscus acetosella. A tropical
African native, it has been collect-
ed to the point of disappearing in
those lands. Not only does it have.
use as an attractive short-lived
flowering perennial in the land-
scape, its young leaves and
shoots have been added to salads
for color, cooked with rice or veg-
etables because of their slightly
acid flavor and are sometimes

Harris vows
WASHINGTON D.C. U.S.
Rep. Katherine Harris, of Florida,
vowed last Tuesday to fight a pro-
posed inventory of offshore oil
and gas resources off the state's
Gulf Coast.
The U.S. Senate voted last
Tuesday to conduct the oil and gas
inventory in the Western Gulf of
Mexico, an area where oil and gas
exploration has been banned
since 1981, when Congress placed
a moratorium on the develop-
ment of oil and gas sources in the
area. Currently, the moratorium is
scheduled to expire in 2012.


used for tea.
One of the challenges about
this plant is that it is confused
with another Hibiscus plant
known as Roselle, sometimes
called Florida Cranberry (H. sab-
dariffa). Roselle is grown in the
tropics for its red-seed pod that is
cooked, preserved or used in
teas. A popular brand of herbal
hibiscus tea uses Roselle fruit as
its source, not the False Roselle.
Young leaves of this Maroon
Mallow are burgundy, and get
darker and turn grayish as they
become older. The plant suckers
and thickens quickly, and may
reach a height of 10 feet, if left un-
pruned. But if allowed to grow
too tall, the woody stems will
bend and break. As an ornamen-
tal, it looks best if kept trimmed to
a three-six foot height, which
encourages branching and a


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for easy color
rance. Roselle will freeze to the ground,
iscus is reported to which will act as a natural prun-
iematodes and insect ing method. In colder areas, cut-
oes well in sandy soil. tings may be rooted or seedlings
vill wilt and droop but potted up to keep it as an indoor
ver when irrigation is potted plant during the winter.
ull sun will bring out False Roselle is a short-day
t color of the False plant, so during the fall and win-
ter small pretty pink or maroon
it may be very useful flowers appear between the red-
ul screening plant in dish leaves. These flowers are
ds recovering from smaller than Chinese Hibiscus
cause of its rapid blooms, and unless you're look-
upright habit. One of ing for them, they may be over-
aster gardeners had it looked.
:ape before last year's A possible problem comes
reports that it came from the prolific seed production
hout any problems. It of this plant: One garden author
Come spot of color in stated that when pruned branch-
m-scape. Be sure to es were drug across the yard, the
here it has room to seed fell and produced many
vatch that it does not new plants. Be careful where it is
natural areas. used and be sure to keep an eye
northern areas, False out for unwanted seedlings.


to fight offshore oil inventory issues


"This inventory scheme is an
attempt to make an end-run
around the protections that Con-
gress placed on the Outer Conti-
nental Shelf to protect the marine
habitat and ecology of the Gulf,"
Harris said. "I have stood with my
colleagues in the Florida delega-
tion to ensure that these protec-
tions are kept in place, and I will
continue to do so. We'll fight to
ensure that this fragile ecosystem
is not victimized by those who
would subject these areas to oil
and gas drilling, for the good of
our environment and our state's


tourism industry."
Harris, who represents Flori-
da's 13th District along the state's
Western Gulf Coast, noted that the
inventory amendment would
compromise the protections
extended by the moratorium,
potentially opening the door to oil
and gas drilling in an environmen-
tally sensitive area, with disastrous
consequences for the Western
Gulf.
The inventory calls for "seismic
3-D exploration surveys," which
produce powerful and repeated
explosions in the water and would


be disruptive and harmful to the
sea life in the area, as well as to the
state's tourism industry. Harris
also noted that increased oil
exploration in the Gulf could be
disruptive to military training exer-
cises in the area.
The inventory amendment
was sponsored by Sen. Mary Lan-
drieu of Louisiana, a vigorous sup-
porter of expanded oil and gas
exploration in the Gulf. Harris
vowed to continue the fight
against the inventory from her
seat in the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage./Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
AUCTION- North Carolina
Mountains, Burnsville, NC.
Saturday, July 16,
11:00 AM. 6 Miles from Blue
Ridge Parkway. 1.35 acres.
Great vacation
home & investment. NCAL#
7405. Call (919)832-8005
or
www.carolina-auctionreal-
ty.com


COCKATIEL Grey w/ orange
cheeks & yellow under-
feathers. Vic of 30th St.
(863)357-0875

PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
772)360-7964 days
863)634-3453 evenings.


COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
863)357-4710 or
61-385-2624 Reward

MISSING DOG- "Buck", tan, 5
yrs old, neutered, Cur, family
pet, REWARD.
(863)675-2310.


KITTENS- 3, 8 weeks old.
Cute & Adorable. To Good
Homes Only! (863)763-2639
KITTENS- free to good
homes, (863)763-3543.
MOBILE Free, you haul
(865)924-9228
PUPPIES, 9 wks. Dachshund
Mix. Free good homes. Call
(863)634-7318


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com. -


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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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$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.'
CUSTODIAN
Opening in Hendry County
Commissioners. Must be
able to workevenings. 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.
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).
MAINTENANCE PERSONAL
Now being hiWed.
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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MANAGEMENT

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

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


The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Current openings for:
DENTAL ASSISTANT
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
LIFE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
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


COMPUTER OPERATOR I
(Computer Operators L-1)
(#64041925)
Clerical position in
Clewiston Environmental Health Office:
duties include computer network support,
must have working knowledge o
LAN/WAN/D-esktop PCs/Internet.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or call Jim @ 863-674-4041 x154
for more details. EEO/AA


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 drivers license. We are a drug free work-
place. Interviews will be conducted every Monday morning
from 8-1Oa.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.



-' BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced In computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
to 863-983-5116.


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EAST INC.
Lake Okeechobee Project
Accepting applications for a
Herbicide Applicator.
Applicants must possess a
valid herbicide applicators
license including
Right of way, and Aquatic.
Please contact
(863)946-9111
for an application.
EEO, DFWP

Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No hazmat. No
pumps. Great Benefits,
Competitive Pay and new
equipment. Need 2 years
OTR experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today; (800)741-7950.
RECEPTIONIST
For agribusiness in
clewislon area general
Sjnire, typing & computer
skills required. Position
offers a competitive wage
To apply send resume with
current salary to Hilliard
Brothers of Florida. 5500
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116
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.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in' the classified.


Charlotte Community Mental
Health Services, Inc.
Project Recovery
Temporary F/T positions for approx. one year. Employees
are needed to provide services to individuals & families who
have social service & mental health needs resulting from
Florida's 2004 hurricane season. Candidates w/ exp. in
providing services to trauma clients are preferred.
1 FL Licensed Mental Health Professional
LMHC, LCSW, LFMT or Psychologist required.
2 Child Therapists
Masters degree in Human Services field with three years
exp. working with children and their families. FL license
and exp. working with impact of trauma is preferred.
2 Certified Addictions Professionals (CAP)
BS & 3 years exp. required; CAP
2 Vocational Case Managers
BS & 3 years exp. as case manager/vocational counselor.
2 Child & Family Case Managers
BS & 3 years exp. working with children & their families
Contact Judy V, HR 1700 Education Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941)639-8300 Fax: (941)639-6831
Email: jvanderweele(hccmhs.org


AP/PAYROLL
CLERK NEEDED
Responsible for all aspects of. payroll,
employee benefits, workman's comp
and accounts payable.
Must be reliable, organized, able to meet
deadlines, able to multi-task and maintain strict
confidentiality. Computer experience a must.
Full time position. Please submit application to:
Palm Terrace of Clewiston 863-983-5123.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT; South Bay Must have previous
experience as an Administrative Assistant in a professional
environment. Must have excellent communication and
organizational skills as well as proficient in Word, Excel and
PowerPoint. This position will support an Executive Director
within the healthcare community. Must have reliable
transportation. Bilingual preferred but not necessary EOF
Please e-mail your resume to mleeds(lorhn:org or fax to
(561)993-1271.


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Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Mental health Masters degree required.
4 day week, salary 35K +
comprehensive benefit package.
Supervision for licensure provided.

LEAD COUNSELOR
(Substance Abuse)
Masters Degree.
Certified addiction professional with
mental health experience.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902 EOE, M/F/V/H
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Utility Operator/Mechanic/Electrician- Citrus Processing
Southern Gardens Citrus has openings for Utility
Operator/Mechanic, Mechanic, and Electrician.
Seeking a utility operator/mechanic with 3 to 5 years experience
working with utility systems including potable water, steam,
compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, and waste water
systems.
Experienced mechanic with a working knowledge of hydraulics
pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus processing equipment.
Experienced electrician familiar with principles of motor control
centers, process control circuits, AC/ DC drives, ability to read
and understand electrical schematics and National Electric
Codes.
High school or equivalent required; excellent pay based upon ex-
perience and qualifications, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and over-
time. Shift work and weekends required.
If interested contact the HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax
863.902.4315, ordmeltonasouthemgardens. com. SGC is an
equal opportunity employer.

Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
COUNTY MANAGER/GLADES COUNTY
Under direction of five (5) member Board of County Commis-
sioners, serves as Chief Administrative Officer and provides
general supervision of County Department Directors. Strong
management skills required with major experience in plan-
ning, zoning and budgets. Four year degree in public admin-
istration, management or planning is desired but will
consider successful local government management experi-
ence as qualifying. Salary: $60,000- $70,000 depending on
education and experience.
Send Resume To:
K.S. Jones Chairman
Glades County Board of County Commissioners
Post Office Box 10
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
EOE/Drug Free Work Place


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.



WATER TREATMENT
PLANT SUPERINTENDENT

The City of Pahokee is accepting applications for
a Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.

Applicant must have at a minimum a
Class "B" Florida drinking water plant operators
license and a valid Florida Driver's license.
Must pass a drug and background screen.

Applications available at the Personnel Office
171 Northlake Blvd., Pahokee, Florida 33476
Monday-Friday. Phone 561-924-5534 ext. 14.
Please submit resume with application.
Open until filled. 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 LaBelle. Deadline for submission
is July 1,2005 at 5:00PM.

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


CHILDCARE NEEDED- in my

home for 7yr old and 19 mo
old, 3 1/2 day/wk M,T,TH &
F $200. mo 863-447-1141
WEEKEND BABYSITTER
WANTED- for a lyr old, your
home or mine, Ref's re-
quired.'(863)261-2751 or
(863)697-6509.
Shop here first!
The classified ads
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


SAVE-A-LOT

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

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hang your. hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


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NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 3 Ton Model#50ZP036-311 Straight
Cool-R22 Package Unit, with 10 KW Heat Option.5 year
Factory Warranty. Retail: $1850.00 Sale Priced: $1250.00
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.5 Ton Model#50ZP030-311 Straighl
Cool R-22 Package Unit, with 5 KW Heat Option. 5 year Facto-
ry Warranty, Retail: $1650.00 Sale Priced: $1000.00
These are surplus units and need to be moved for incoming
inventory. These are current models still available from Carrier
and not closeouts. -
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.0 Ton Heat Pump Mode
#50ZH030-311 with 5 KW Aux Heat Option. This unit is new
and never been installed. It has cosmetic damage to the
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
Perfectfor a Park Model!
installation is an additional charge To inspect them or obtain
further information, please contact Chuck or Karen at Cox A/C
and Electric, Inc. Labelle, FL 863-675-0022


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 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US:,We
will not be undersold!
Amazing opportunity to slip-
proof floors, tubs and show-
ers. Commercial and resi-
dential in your protected
territory, includes training.
High income, low overhead,
minimal investment,
(561)488-4098.
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877) 843-87 26
B02002-37).
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
classifieds.



$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.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
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DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Trans portation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.ki2.fl.us
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SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES
Rescreening & repair.
lic. #2001-19849 &
insured. (561 784-5568
or (561)358-2456

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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.


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


Glider Settee
This do-it-yourself glider set-
tee seats 2-3 adults and fea-
tures an adjustable sunshade.
Step-by-step directions and
basic construction techniques
make it simple. The project
measures 51 in. long by 28
in. deep by 65 in. tall.
Glider Settee plan
(No. 369)... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 plans incl. 369
(No..C94)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
'Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY
CUSTOM STEEL
BUIIIDINGS


2-HENDRY REGIONAL
'V MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
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The GEO Group, Inc.

RN'S NEEDED
CERTIFIED DENTAL TECHNICIAN

The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.

South Bay Correctional Facilitys
600 US Highway 27 South
-South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 863-902-3079hor Fne:x resume to: 863-983-0805










Fax: 561-829-1902
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Boos &Magazines535
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, ULinens Fabrick 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
SMiscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella-holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
(772)489-6837
OLD TIME CHESS GAME
on metal stand $25
863-467-7659


COFFEE MAKER (Betty
Crocker) 4 cup, auto drip,
new in box, $15.
(863)983-7751.
GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
shape.. $250.
(886)697-2969
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100. (863)763-7989
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
WASHING MACHINE,'Maytag,
Almost new w/Whirlpool
Dryer. $200 for both.
(863)674-0212


BMX JUMPING BIKE- Needs
some work. $170.
(863)697-8918
RACING BICYCLE- Trek, Tita-
nium, Excellent condition.
New $1000. Asking $125
(863)467-4328



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x1O00 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
allbldg.com
Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE Sav-
ings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50.
Perfect Garage/Work-
shop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.


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
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $15. (863)983-1848



COMPUTER, Compaq, key-
board, mouse tower, &
desk, $149. (863)983-7751


CHINA CABINET- Solid, needs
refinishing, very nice and
heavy, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6434.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
white, good condition, $50.
(863)467-7170.
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697'-1702.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70'!W x 60"H x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
LIVING ROOM SET: Sofa & 2
Chairs. Very good condition.
Tan w/brown print. $125 for
all. (863)675-2285
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
(863)467-2930
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
top, asking $70.
(863)675-5090.
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
Good condition. $2000.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.
* SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.
Buying a. car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



STATIONARY BIKE'
Excellent cond. $20
863-467-7659
TREADMILL- Wenslo, works
good, $50. (863)467-6434.



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
863-697-1123


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I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
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
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSEL PUPPIES, 2
Males, 1 Female. 5 wks. old.
Call Alice @ (863)357-3528
leave message.

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TUPPERWARE SETS
BRAND NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
or will sep. (863)634-6018


LAMPS- 2, $20. Will separate.
(863)357-4831


ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, blue,
.like new w/ wire basket
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.


LABOR 4 FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
,202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn) S
(863) 902-94-94


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call,
561-993-1160


RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
CHINE- With all attachments.
Works fine. $200.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Waqted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8140
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock B55
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 11yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
Saddle, Veach, western,
16/2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707



RIDING MOWER- 12HP, with
grass catcher, runs good,
400 (853)635-3465.

Ticets 07


JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
LOP BUNNY, Cute. Muse
area. $6. (863)675-4981
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346;
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749



TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
condition. $600.
(863)674-0457



ICE MACHINE
Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-238.1



POOL TABLE- 4x8; needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave.
.message.
POOL TABLE- 8' regulation,
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
SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547.


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
WARREN WRENCH, For,a
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202



HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
almost new, excellent condi-
tion. $95. (863)467-2112


LaBelle Female Senior:
Looking for Senior Female to
share large home. $400 mo.
+ sec. dep. (863)675-0866
SHARE HOUSE- Female only,
in country, walk in closet,
full bath, Horses OK, leave
message (863)902-8553.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


LAND, 5V2 acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, $210,000.
305-342-71 33/
305-636-5092.
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654


MONTURA LOTS FORSALE
Call Karen Sandelli @
Barton Realty (863)983-6262



ASHEVILLE, NC MOUNTAINS
Gated Community. Spec-
tacular View & River Home-
sites. Clubhouse, Mountain
Spas, Paved Roads, View
Tower, Riverwalk. NEW
PHASE JUST STARTED!
www.bearriverlodge.net.
(866)411-5263.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO, PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call. now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.cornm (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35'000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
S800)704-3154 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (4'23)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Montana Land Auction: July
22, 2005. +/- 577 acres,
Jefferson River frontage,
world-class hunting/fishing,
awesome mountain views,
+/- 1 hour from Bozeman.
RK Auction (406)485-2548,
(406)485-2399 www.Mon-
tanaLandAuctions.com.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Gated 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.
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doing you in, it's time to
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COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
_$650 neg. (863)467-8250

SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5prm


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

Rentals



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



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



Professional single male, 49,.
college graduate, employed,
quiet. Seeking rental on lake or
canal w/lake access. Good
view a plus. Moving 6/30.
Day (800)633-5953 ext. 1360
Evening (205)248-6696


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

FEMALE or young female pro-
fessional to .take over lease
at College Club Apt. in Ft.
Myers, near FGCU. 3 great
roommates. Your own BR &
BA. Free pool, DSL, Cable,
Tanning, Gym & Computer
lab. We pay your move in
fee & 1st mo. rent $550.
mo. & $40. util. Move in
date 08/08/05
(863)675-6058


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*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
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*River View Lots available on
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$184,900 w/ .j rnly
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Moore Haven Yacht Club Lots Zoned R1
LotSAzLPENDINl500 8$400,000
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3BR, 2Ba,SaWB/ $67,500 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA Easy Life $87,000 & Apt. $173,000
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor
$87,500 ACREAGE
3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $84,900 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
MONTURA Citrus SOLD!! $94,900
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from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
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$79,990. Ride out your
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NEED CASH??
I Buy Houses, Land, Campers,
Boats or anything, any con-
dition. (863)228-2761.


Mobile Homes

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Mobile Home Lots 2005
MobileHome-Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Reeat 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



FURNISHED 2br, 2ba $550
Unfurnished 3br, 11/ba $475
Furnished 2br, 1/2ba, $475
(863)509-0096 or 946-3636



Located in mobile home park
1br, 1ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015
Located in mobile home park
2br, 1ba $7995 or best offer
(239)671-2015
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.
Moore Haven, '95, Fleetwood,
3br, 2ba, fum., 16x80, nice,
must be moved. Zone 2.
$16,500. (863)946-0670


New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewlston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106

MUSE AREA '02 DWMH
wide, 5br, 2ba, 2000 sq. ft.,
on .48 acres, nicely land-
scaped, $140,000
' (863)675-4912 Ive message


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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go? It can go even
faster when 'you sell it
in the classified.


Play Structure
Here's an outdoor play structure with something for
everyone. For kids, it's a tree house, fort and jungle
gym all rolled into one. For parents, .it's a sturdy
playhouse with a safety-conscious design and a
clean, unobtrusive look. It features a smooth hard-
board slide, two sandboxes and a gable roof with a
canvas top.
The structure stands a little more than 10 feet tall
and is 6 feet square (not including the ladder or
slide). The floor is about 5 feet off the ground.
Play Structure plan (No. 839)... $9.95
Playhouses & Structures Package (No. C104)
Four projects incl. 839 ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
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P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
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CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1 )REDUCED
ery Nice,
2/2 DW,
Fenced,
Screen Porch,
DW Carport,
2 Sheds
$72,900


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


3 Tropical #28
2/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x1 Shed.
MUST SEE

4)Tmopicat Lot#1
3/2 DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed


2160W. Hwy.27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
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Recreation



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



ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.,302-422-4992
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.


BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top, $3900
(863)673-4405
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trir, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
Ron.
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/ 115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100 (863)357-1796
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.


CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
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
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1000. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
WILL TRADE Mobile w/ LG.
FL. Room For Travel Trailer
Okeechobee (865)924-9228



PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
(863)824-0963
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
good, $2000.
(863)467-1704/634-5833. '



HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.

HONDA TRX 125 w/Reverse,
Electric Start, New Piston.
$500 (863)357-2549
YAMAHA PW8O, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or (863)634-5402.




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Automobiles



Automobiles 40(5
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40?0
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 1445
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DeVille- '88,,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
(863)675-5090.
KIA SPORTAGE 1999, All-
power, A/C, CD & More!
Runs & Looks-good. $3500
(863)675-3774
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME
'96, Loaded. $3500. or best
offer. (863)599-1209
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
STARCRAFT POPUP 1979
$800 (863)675-3574
SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.



FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213
TRAILER for construction
storage. $350 or best offer
(863)357-3633
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classlfieds


DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
(863)763-2156.
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some work,
good tires, no leaks, $1500
firm. (863)634-4338.


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule.-Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
RADIAL TIRES & WHEELS
(5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
863)357-3981.
REAR END- for F350, $100..
(863)357-3981.
TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
(863)634-4202
VW FOX ,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.
(863)824-8749.
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


CHEVY 3500, '98, dually flat-
bed, V8, auto, a/c, $5500.
(863)697-3074
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
FORD 150 XL, V6, auto, a/c,
$5000. (863)697-3074
FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best 6ffer.
(863)357-4595. Ron
FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
'(863)228-3692.
FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. (863)634-7706.
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4000 or best
offer (863)234-1522.


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551


Public l0tices




Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 05-072 CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANTHONY P BRATHWAITE, SR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of An-
thony P Brathwaite, Sr., deceased,
whose date of death was June 20,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 261-95-5963, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of
the personal representative andthe
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on
whm a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must tile
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE.DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 30, 2005.
Ahthony PBrathwaite,Jr.
Personal Representative
Attorney for Personal Repretentative:
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
PO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax No.: (863) 675-4998
6561 CGS 6/30;7/7/7/05



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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-022 CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DANIEL GOLDEN WOOSLEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Daniel
Golden Woosley, deceased, whose
date of death was December 30,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 267-83-4290, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below. '
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 30, 2005.
Joann J. Woosley,
Personal Representative
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for
Personal Representative
RO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No,: (863) 675-5800
Fax No.: (863)675-4998
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attorney will sell the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any liens; net proceeds de-
posited with the clerk of court; own-
er/lienholder has right to hearing and
poSt bond; owner may redeem vehicle
fr cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person interested ph
(954) 563-1t99
Sale date July 22, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft, Lauderdale, FL
33309
15028 1980 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2dr
Vin#: lZ373AD406326 CC: Okeecho-
bee Sheriffs Office, 540 NW 4 St.,
Okeechobee, FL cust: Monique Ren-
nolds, 25 N. Deleon Ave,, Titusville, FL
lenor: Mikes Garage & Towing, 2855
W Hwy 60 Okeechobee, FL
772-569-0516 lien amt $3273,66
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab422
Flau 765 & 1911
65663 CGS 6/30/05


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Puli Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. CP-05-05

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Franklin D. Simmons,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the es-
tate of Franklin D. Simmons,
deceased, whose date of
death was 12/4/2004; is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Glades County, Florida,
Probate Division; File Num-
ber CP 05-05; the address
of which is P.O. Box 10,
Moore Haven, FL 33471.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons, who
have claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who
have claims or demands
against the decedent's es-
tate, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
June 30, 2005.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Michael A. Rider
Florida Bar No. 175661
13 N. Oak Avenue
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone: 863-465-1111
Personal Representative:
Elizabeth I. Simmons
PO. Box 996
Moore Haven, FL 33471
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NOTICE OF SALE

TO: Roxanna Castleberry
909-13 Fla. Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33446

You are hehreby notified that
the property stored by you-
with .Dyess Rentals, J i'[
#45, 50 located at 320,
Commercio Street, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440. The items are
believe to be household and
miscellaneous items and will
be sold to the highest bidder
for cash at the above ad-
dress on 7/13/05 at 11:00
a.m. at Dyess Rentals along
with advertising costs in the
amount of $770.00 plus
$39.68. We reserve the right
to refuse any and all bids.
65727 CGS 6/30;7/7/05


Iubi Notic


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V
AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DRAFT Permit Project No.: 0990061-008-AV
Reflsion to Ttlte V Air Operation Permit No. 0990061-001-AV
U.S. Sugar Bryant Mill
Palm Beach County
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (permitting authority) gives no-
tice of its intent to issue a Title V Air Operation Permit Revision to United States
Sugar Corpation for the U.S. Sugar Bryant Mill located off U.S. Highway 98 on
Bryant Mill Road, Palm Beach County.
This is a revision to Tite V Air Operaton Permit No. 0990061-001-AV. The appli-
cants name and address are: United States Sugar Corporation, William R. Raio-
la, Senior Vice President, Sugar Processing, 1731 South W.C. Owen Avenue,
Clewiston, Florida 33440.
This revision will incorporate the terms and conditions of air construction permit,
No. 0990061-007-AC, which changed the fuel oil sulfur content from 2.5% to
0.7% for Boilers 1,2, and 3, and limited the combined 24-hour fuel consumption
for the three boilers to 80,000 gallons. This revision will also add the alternative
method language for demonstrating compliance with EPA Method 9, and will add
the RACT (Reasonably Available Control Technology) limit for Boiler No.5.
The permitting authority will issue the PROPOSED Permit, and subsequent FINAL
Permit, in accordance with the conditions of the DRAFT Permit unless a re-
sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
ent decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the DRAFT Per-
mit for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the "PUBLIC
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION"
Written comments must be postmarked and all facsimile comments must be re-
ceived by the close of business (5:00 pm), on or before the end of this 30-day
period by the Permting Authority; the Department of Environmental Protection
at Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549 or facsimile. As part of
his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority
hold a public meeting on this permitting action. i ir, i r, ,. f ,n, ; ....,i,,r1 ,:..
mines there is sufficient interest for a public meei,,i, .1 i 11 ut'ii,h.r", ,, i. ,1 i'11,
time, date, and location on the Departments official web site for notices at
htto//Uhora6 dep state fl us/onw and in a newspaper of general circulation in the
area affected by the permitting action, For additional information, contact the
Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. If written comments
or comments received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the
DRAFT Permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a Revised DRAFT Permit and
require, applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made
available for public inspection.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections
120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes (ES.. The petition must contain the
information set forth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, Telephone:
(850) 245-2242, Fax (850) 245-2303. Petitions filed by any persons other than
those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed with-
in fourteen days of publication of the public notice or within fourteen days of re-
ceipt of the notice of intet, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3),
F.S., however, any person who asked the permitting authority for notice of agen-
cy action may tile a petition within fourteen days of receipt of that notice, regard-
less of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the
applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petiton within the applicable time period shall constitute a waiver
of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and par-
ticipate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the approval
of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule
28-106.205 of the Forida Administrative Code (EA.C.).
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the permitting authority's action
s based must contain the following information:
( Te me and addess of each agency affected and each agency's file or
Mentlcaton number, Annown;
abi Tbe name, address nd tel hone number of the petitionerf.nae a
ard stepone nuampenr m onithe peplioners repsresntaeei, iany, wlhict slal er
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how petitioners substantial rights will be affected by the agency deter-
mination;
(clA statement of how and when the pelitioner received notice of the agency
a20ionor proposedacton;.
d.A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the
petisbonmust sosate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes which entitle petitonerto relief;
SA satemen of he secific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require
aersa or moniicauon dithe agency's proposes action; and,
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the ac-
tion pettitoner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed
action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the permitting au-
thority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and other-
wise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petit, the ng f a pion means that r, s,,, ,,,i .iire,a'r. I: nal action
may be different from the position taken bhj i t ir,,. r,,,,i,,,.: ,:' i' i'e Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the per-
mitring authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to
the proceeding, n accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Mediation is not available for this proceeding.
In addition to the above, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section
7661d(b)(2), any person may pettiton the Administrator of the EPA within 60
(sixty) days of the expiration of the Administrators 45 (forty-five) day review pe-
riod as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to issuance of
any permit revision. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit
revision that were raised with reasonable specificity during the 30 (thirty) day
public comment period provided in this notice, unless the petitioner demon-
strates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such ob-
jections within the comment period or-unless the grounds for such objection
arose after the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the
EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to
the provisions of Chapter 62-213, FA.C. Petitions filed with the Administrator of
EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661 d(b)(2) and must be
filed with the Administrator of the EPA at U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Wash-
ington, D.C. 20460.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
. ....., ': ., 364W
h.,r Mv, h; ".), V ;-y1,, 1 1 ,,
Fax: (239).332-6969
Affected District/Local Program-
Palm Beach County Health Department
Air Pollution Control Section
901 Evernia Street
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402-0029
Telephone: (561) 355-3136
Fax: (561) 355-2442
The complete project file includes the DRAFT Permit, the application, and the infor-
maiton submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confidential records un-
der Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact Mara G. Nasca,
Environmental Manager, at the above address, or call 239-332-6975, for addi-
tional information.
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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 14th day of March 2005, in the cause
wherein Clara International LTD, Inc. was plaintiff and Rockys Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, Melanie Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
lorida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Rocky's
Roofing Corporation; Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, in and to the following de-
scribed property, to-wit
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, lorida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will offer for sale all the said defendants, Rocky's Roofing Corporation;
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, eight, title and interest in the aforesaid real proper-
ty, at public auction and will sel the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASHIN 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.


59661 CGS 6/23,30;7/7,14/05


Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Cle-
wiston Drainage Distrct, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewiston
Drainage District, for the year 2005, will be held in the office of the District, 350
West Arroyo Avenue, Hendry County, Clewiston, Rorida, on Tuesday, July 12,
2005 at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may
detenrlne.
3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
James Pittman
SSupervisor
62356 CGS 6/23,30/05


DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
Notice Is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Board of Directors of Dission Island Conservancy District has caused
to be prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work
and improvements of the District for the period beginning October 1,2005 and
ending September 30, 2006; the same may he examined at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess Ill Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida. The Directors of Disston Island Conservancy District will meet at
United States Sugar Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) yess Ill Office, 2025 W, US
Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida on July 12, 2OS at 10:00 A.M., for the purpose
of hearing objections and complaints with respect to said budget
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
SERMON E. OYESS, iIi, CHAIRMAN
64680 CGS 6/30:7/7/05


NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS'
MEETING SCHEDULE
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 FOR
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER
CONTROLDISTRICT
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the
Board of Supervisors' Meetings of
Devil's Garden Water Control District
are scheduled for the fourth Monday
of each month.
Devil's Garden Water Control District
Meetings begin at 1:30 RM. and are
held at the Office of Alico, Inc., 640
South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal the deci-
sion of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at
the public meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Ameri-.
can with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the District at (863) 675-2966
at least five (5) days prior to the date
of proceeding.
DATED this 22nd day of June 2005.
DEVIL'S GARDEN
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
65833 CGS 6/30/05


MEETING NOTICE
Southwest Florda'
Workforce Development Board
Region 24
Date: Wednesday July 13, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service
Center of Lee County
4150 Ford Street
,Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Info: Bonita Richards
239-992-8000 Ext. 240
65812 CGS 6/30/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attomey will sell the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any liens; net proceeds de-
posited with the clerk of court; own-
er/flenholder has right to hearing and
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person interested ph
(954) 563-1999
Sale date July 22, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL
33309
15027 1976 Honda MC Vin#:
GL12024085 R/0O William Warren Ste-
phens, 4944 Cleveland Ave A41, Ft.
ers, FL cust: William Stephens,
1 225 Schonner Ln SW Moorehaven,
FL lenor: Pro Auto Repair, 49 N In-
dustrial Loop,, LaBelle, FL
863-675-1109 lien amt $2346.56
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Flab422
Raau 765 &,1911
65666 CGS 6/30/05


NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Drectors will conduct theIr
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, July 7th, at 12:30 p.m. in the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugadand
Highway, Clewiston, lorida.
61429 CGS 6/30/05

NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, July 1, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Forida
Property of Regina Atkinson
Books, clothes, household items and
misc. items
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P b ic o ice


NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION
A primary election to elect the City of Clewiston City Commissioners will be held
Tuesday, August 30,2005.
The qualifying period forthe election is July 12 until August 2, 2005.
Commissioners with expiring terms are Matthew A. Beatty, Melanie McGahee, and
James L Pittman.
Qualifications to be eligible to run: The candidate must be a resident of the City of
Clewiston, be a registered voter, open a campaign account, and pay a five-dollar
filing fee from that account.
You may quality during regular office hours at city hall. If you need more informa-
tion, please call Iva Pittman at (863) 983-1484.
Iva Pitman
Deputy Clerk
AVISO DE ELECCIONES DE LA CUIDAD
La election primaria ara elegir a los comisionados de la ciudad tendra lugar el dia
30 de Agosto, 2005.
El plazo para [a presentation de candidatures sera desde el 8 de Julio al 2 de Agos-
to del 2005.
Los comisionados cuyos terminus expiran son Matthew A. Beatty, Melanie McGah-
ee, and James L. Pithman.
Calificaciones necesarias para ser eligible coming candidate: Setr resident de la
Cuidad de Clewiston, votante registrado, tener una cuenta corriente bancaria de
campana, y pagar cinco dollars con un cheque de esa cuenta para el archive de
su candidatura.
Usted puede presenter su candidatra durante horas de trabajo en la Casa Munici-
pal(city hall). Si used necesita mas information puede didgir su Ilamada al
(863) 983-1484.
Iva Pittman
Deputy Clerk
65591 CGS 6/30/05 deputy



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on July 18, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hear-
ing, the City Commission proposes to enact final passage of the ordinance which
is set forth as follows:


ORDINANCE NO. 2005-05
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO TRAFFIC AND VEHICLE REGULATIONS; AMENDING
ARTICLE II, CHAPTER 70, ENTITLED "SPECIFIC TRAFFIC REGULATIONS" OF
THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW SECTION 70-33,
ENTITLED "USE OF JAKE BRAKE PROHIBITED;" PROVIDING FOR DEFINI-
TIONS; PROVIDING FOR SIGNAGE' PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING
ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Office, City
Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested
parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision
made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing,
such person may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
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CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FORTHE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drainage District, a drainage dis-
trict organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands with-
in Henry County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the requirements
of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during the year be-
ginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth day of Sep-
tember, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessment per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drain-
age District will meet at 10:15 A.M., Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the office of the
Secretary of the District in Clewiston, Florida, for the purposes of hearing objec-
tions and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the purpose of transact-
ing such otherbusiness as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY:/s/Dwight R. Graydon
General Manager/Sec. Treasurer
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SUGARLAND DRAINAGE 298 DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING
JULY 7,2006
UNITED STATES SUGAR CORP. OFFICES

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The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to all Sugadrand 298 District
landowners regarding the 'Works of the Dioshicr" regulation requirements of the
South lorida Water Management District (SFWMD) applicable to all land that is
tributary to Lake Okeechobee. All landowners will have an opportunity to partici-
pate In the EAA Environmental Protection District's Master Management Plan Per-
mit issued under CH 40E-61, Rules of the SFWMD and by this participation to
avoid individual permit requirements of the SFWMD.
65645 CGS 6/30/05


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RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Board of Directors of Ritta Drainage District has caused to be prepared
a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and improve-
ments of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2005 and ending Sep-
tember 30, 2006; the same may be examined at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E (Trey) Dyess, III Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440. The Directors of Ritta Drainage District will mee t United
States Sugar Corporation, Sermon E. Dyess III Office 2025 W. US Highway 27,
Clewiston, Florida 33440 on July 12, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. for the purpose of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to said budget. /
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
STEVE STILES, CHAIRMAN
64672 CGS 6/30;7/7/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Farm Op Inc (Farm 1) PO Box 3088, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Applica-
tion 050505-18 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00118-W to irrigate 209
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table
Aquifer and the project is located in Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 28
East.
Farm Op Inc (Farm 1 Field 5) PO Box 3088, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted
Application 050505-22 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00144-W to irrigate
220 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Ta-
ble Aquifer and the project is located in Section 29, Township 42 South, Range
28 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain.advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report.
64958 CGS 6/30/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Carroll E Jones, PO Box 384, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
050325-16 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 30 acres of agricultural lands. The
water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer and the project is located in
Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Alico Inc (Alico Basin 20) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Applica-
tion 050518-25 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit
26-00503-S-02 for 1958.10 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be dis-
charged to the C-43 Canal and the project is located in Sections 19,20,29,32,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received'by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report.
64960 CGS 6/30/05

BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Board of Directors of Bolles Drainage District has caused to be pre-
pared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and im-
provements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2005 and ending
September 30, 2006; the same may be examined at United States Sugar Corpo-
ration, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess III Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston,
Florda. The Direct of Bolles Drainage District will meet at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E. (rey) Dyess III Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440 on July 12, 2005 at 12:00 PM. for the purpose of hearing ob-
jections and complaints with respect to said Budget.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
SERMON E. DYESS, 111, CHAIRMAN
64574 CGS 6/30:7/7/05


DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING
JULY 7, 2005
6:00 P.M.
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The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to all Diseton Island Conservan-
cy District landowners regarding the "Work of the District" regulatory require-
ments of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) applicable to all
land that is tributary to Lake Okeechobee. All landowners will have an opportunity
to participate in the EAA Environmental Protection Districts Master Management
Plan Permit issued under Oh 40E-61, Rules of the SFWMD and by this participa-
tion to avoid individual permit requirements of the SFWMD.
64158 CGS 6/30/05

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Police cars



are not



commercial

DAVIE Attorney General
Charlie Crist concluded that a
police officer can park a police
car in the driveway of his home
even though a homeowners
association rule bars "commer-
cial" vehicles from being parked
in the neighborhood. Crist deter-
mined that police cars are not
commercial vehicles, and there-
fore the association's rules can-
not prevent the officer from leav-
ing the cruiser in his driveway
when he is off duty.
Crist issued Attorney Gener-
al's Opinion 05-36, at the request
of Davie Town Council member
Susan Starkey, who on behalf of
the town asked for a formal
determination of whether a
marked police vehicle assigned
to a law enforcement officer is a
commercial vehicle.
"Public safety is the first duty
of government, and law enforce-
ment officers are among the
most heroic citizens in our socie-
ty," said Crist. "To suggest that
these officers are somehow
engaged in commercial activity
stretches common sense
beyond the breaking point. Offi-
cers provide an invaluable pub-
lic service, and the visible pres-
ence of a police car in a
residential neighborhood can
only contribute to the safety of
that neighborhood."
The opinion was requested in
response to the situation of
Miami Beach police officer Kevin
Millan, a resident of the Davie
neighborhood of Carlton Ranch-
es. The neighborhood's home-
owners association said Officer
Millan's practice of parking his
police cruiser in his driveway
violated association rules against
commercial vehicles.
The attorney general traveled
to Officer Millan's home to pres-
ent the opinion personally to
Council member Starkey and
Officer Millan.


Florida's employment report for May


Florida's May 2005 unem-
ployment rate was the lowest
experienced by the state since
February 2001. The state's sea-
sonally adjusted May 2005
unemployment rate was 4.0
percent, down from the revised
rate of 4.2 percent in April and
down 0.8 percentage point
from 4.8 percent a year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for May
2005 was more than a full per-
centage point lower than the


national rate of 5.1 percent.
In May 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural
employment grew by 225,500
jobs over the year, growing at
3.0 percent, twice the national
rate. By comparison, the
national rate of growth was 1.5
percent for the same period.
The state continued to see
growth in. the total number of
jobs. Based on data from April
2005, the latest month for


which comparable data are
available from other states,
Florida had the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the
10 most populous states.

Solid growth continued in
manufacturing's durable goods
sector, which gained 4,100 jobs
(+ 1.6 percent) since last May.
Much of the growth in durable
goods was in transportation
equipment manufacturing
(+ 1,900 jobs, +4.6 percent). .


Constitutional resolution


WASHINGTON D.C. A reso-
lution proposing a Constitutional
amendment to prohibit the physi-
cal desecration of the United
States flag passed the House of
Representatives last Wednesday
by vote of 286-130.
Rep. Katherine Harris, who
voted in favor of the resolution,
issued the following statement on
its passage:
"The Amqrican flag is our most
cherished national symbol, repre-
senting our nation's highest ideals
of liberty, democracy and justice,"


said Harris. "The men and
women who have fought and sac-
rificed to protect those' ideals
understand the importance of
'that symbol, and it is on their
behalf that I'm proud to stand
with my colleagues in protecting
the flag from those who would
desecrate it. Following the terrible
tragedy of September 11, and
with our troops in harm's way
today in Iraq, Afghanistan and
around the world, this is the great-
est tribute we can pay to the
American flag."


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