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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: July 7, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, July 7, 2005 Volume 79, Number 3


At a Glance

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

Association to
meet in Lakeport
The Lakeport Community,
Association will meet in July
12 at 7 p.m. at the Communi-
ty Center for a potluck dinner
and meeting. Come bring
food, and enjoy the fellow-
ship and a short business
meeting.

Lions plan
awards banquet
The Moore Haven Lions
Club will hold its Annual
Awards Banquet at the Parish
Hall of St. Joseph the Worker
Catholic Church on Tuesday.
July 12 at 5:30 p.m. Among
the awards to be presented
are Lions of the-Year and
special Presidential.'Recogni-
tions. The newest Lions
Member, Glades County
Sheriff Stuart Whiiddon. \\ill
be induced by Lions Vice-
District Governor Diana
Pinto. Catering the Dinner
will be Lions James R. Raffe-
ty (863-946-1849) and Clau-
dia Jinkins (863) 9-46-1261:

Lions Club.
to meet
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
Tuesday of each month will
resume. All meetings will
have dinner and are at the
American Legion Hall in
Moore Haven starting at 5:30
p.m. For questions, please
contact Kirby Sullivan at
(863) 946-2556.

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


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Index
Classifieds . .16-19
Obituaries. . . .2
Opinion . . .4
School .......... .9
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Introducing master gardeners


Doris Greene and Polly Meske
completed their master gardener
training in an cooperative effort
between the Glades and Okee-
chobee County Cooperative
Extension Service.
Master Gardeners are volun-
teers who complete the Universi-
ty of Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion specialized course. in
gardening in Florida.
They are supported by and
work through the county exten-
sion offices and provide educa-
tional leadership to the commu-
nity in home gardening and
landscaping.


Doris and Polly are available
on Tuesday mornings from 9Am
until Noon to answer your home
gardening questions. Call 946-
0244 or stop by the County
Extension Office-located in the
Doyle Conner Building. Ques-
tions may also be emailed to
gladesmg@hotmail.com.
In addition the master garden-
ers along with the county agent
.would like to come and talk to
your group about your favorite
gardening topic so give us a call
and let us come educate you on
gardening.


Picture from left to right Doris Greene, Shelley Humphries, Polly Meske


Club officers



are installed


Fourth of July fun: BHR residents celebrate


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Members and friends turned out for the Fourth of July Barbeque at the Buckhead Ridge
V.F.W. Post 9528. The event benefits Glades Hope Hospice.

VF.W Post 9528 helping Hospice


By MaryAnn Morris
BLICKHEAD RIDGE The
Fourth of July Barbeque Bene-
fit held by the Buckhead Ridge
.VFW post 9528 July Fourth to
benefit Glades Hope Hospice
was a rousing success. Sally
Morgan, Team Assistant for
Glades Hope Hospice, attend-
ed the event.
"We actually serve Glades
and Hendry Counties with
offices here in Buckhead Ridge
and Clewiston. Our headquar-
ters is in Fort Myers," said Ms
Morgan.
Jim Morgan, chef of the day,
was assisted by Jack Law and
Billy Graham. Mr. Morgan is a
retired firefighter who just
loves to cook according to
members, and generally cooks
for the main events of the year.
Mr. Morgan's barbequed pork
and chicken were accompa-
nied by baked beans and pota-
to salad also contributed b.\
members
Raffles and karaoke were
smash hits, but a cakewalk raf-
fling off no fewer than fourteen'
cakes, donated to the benefit
drew in $140 alone. Good
See VFW-Page 12


ByBill Fabian
The Moore Haven Lionfs
Club held an honorary installa-
tion ceremony for its inmo.rning
officers, directors, and commit-
tee chairpersons for 2005-2006
recently in Moore Haven. The
ceremony was held to activate
the newly elected officials in
the Moore Haven Lions Club.
The incoming elected offi-
cials for the Lions Club include:
Dick Keyes, President; L.C.
Roundtree, First Vice-President;
Larry Benson, Second Vice-
President; Claudia Jinkins,
Third Vice-President and Past
President; Marie Pheeney, Sec-
retary; Larry Hilsinger, Assis-
tant Secretary; Kirby Sullivan,
Treasurer, Jim Raffety, Assistant
Treasurer and Asistant Chap-
lain; Walter Dietrich, Lion
Tamer; Jane Brendel, Assistant


Lion Tamer; Jim Brendel,
Chaplain; Kevin Pheeney, Tail
Twister; Rufus Wells, Assistant
Tail Twister.
Additional club directors
and chairpersons were
installed as well: John Coffey,
Carol Rider, James Brendel,
Maxine Roundtree,.Jane Bren-
del, Judy Keyes, Eleanor
Hilsinger, Valerie Coffey, and Ed
Sacks. The nominating com-
mittee included Walter Diet-
rich, Kirby Sullivan, Ed Sacks,
and Dick Keyes.
-The Lions Club President
offered a message describing
the club's, mission and objec-
fives. "As the Lions Club of
Moore Haven, our objective is
to create and foster a spirit of
understanding among the peo-
See Club-Page 12


Medical center



seeks options


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
The Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 rocked as Sandy
Doone belted out "I'm Only Here for the Party" to benefit
Glades Hope Hospice at their barbeque July Fourth tol
benefit Glades Hope Hospice.


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON A number of
options have been presented to
the Hendry County Hospital
Authority Board, which is active-
ly seeking ways to increase cash
flow within the Hendry Regional
Medical Center.
The hospital recently has
taken one step forward in the
search for ideas by investing in
consultation for a local fundrais-
ing program, which will be des-
ignated to help create` supple-
mental finances for specific
departments within the hospital.
The idea search has culmi-
nated in a project that will be
jump-started and monitored by
Gregg Watters, President of Wat-


ters and Associates. The South
Carolina-based company is a
fundraising consultation firm
that has successfully started
fundraising projects for a large
number of hospitals across ,the
U.S., and boasts many years of
experience dealing with hospi-
tals similar to Hendry Regional
Medical Center.
The project is in its prelimi-
nary stage, during which the
firm is assessing the hospital's
needs and resources from with-
in the community.
Meanwhile, a general plan is
taking shape from between the
firm and the hospital to create a
See Center -Page 12


The Everglades River of Grass


This is not a new book,,
but it is a new edition, the
55 Anniversary of the book
by.Marjory Stoneman Dou-
glas, published by Florida
Classics Library, Port Saler-
no, Florida. As a new edi-
tion of the 1947 Florida clas-,
sic, the front cover is 'a
faithful replica of the origi-
nal. The After word bears a
1974 copyright and the fold-
out map in the back is also
new and unusual in a soft
back edition.
There is no substitute for
the River of Grass. Five
years in the writing, Ever-
glades: River of Grass was
first published in 1947 in
celebration of the dedica-
tion of the Everglades
National Park by President
Harry Truman.
This is the story of the
only river of its kind in the
whole world...a river of
water, a river of grass...saw
grass, exactly as it grows


today. It sprang up and lived
in the sweet water and the
pouring sunlight, and died
in it,,and from its own dried
and decaying tissues and
tough fib-ers bright with. sili-
ca sprang up more fiercely
again. Year after year it
grew and was fed by its
own brown rotting, taller
and denser in the dark soil
of its own death. Year-after
year after year, hundreds
and hundreds of years, not
so long as any geologic age
but long in botanic time, far
longer than anyone can be
sure of, it grew -- six feet,
ten feet, twelve feet, even
fifteen in places of deepest
water, the saw grass grew.
Halfway down the Florida
peninsula is Lake Okee-
chobee and south and
southwest from it for a
hundred miles more or less
- runs the strange river of
fresh water and saw grass
from fifty to seventy miles


wide.
Geographically in the
temperate zone, the laws of
the rain and of the seasons
in the Everglades are tropic
laws and the strange river
.teems with its natural life,
the 'birds, beasts, fish, trees
and other plants. The
author writes with the heart
of one who has seen and
loved the Everglades in
every mood, and who is
ever conscious of its strange
and fragile beauties.
Quoting from the book:
"The Everglades have
always been resistant to
human interlopers and
there have been many. The
Indians, forerunners of
those known to whites as
the Seminoles, were forced
down the peninsula to the
Glades and lived apart in.
the grassy hammocks, on
the beaches at the mouth or
on the rocky ?ims of the
stone trough that holds the


river, of- grass. They
destroyed nothing.
Although the early
Spaniards conquered other
Floridian Indians by the
sword or the Cross, the
natives of the Glades, inde-
pendent, suspicious; self-
sufficient, were unconquer-
able.
"Eventually, of course,
more white men came and
set up cities on the edge of
the Everglades, inching in
little by little. But despite
the civilization so near at
hand, the interior of the
saw-grass river region is still
wild and natural, much of it
as yet uncharted." (At the
time of the writing of this
book. in 1947, this state-
ment was accurate;. now,
however, over a half centu-
ry later, it is not an accurate
statement.)
The Pulitzer Prizewin-
See Grass -- Page 9


500-


A new edition of 'The Everglades: River of
Grass" was recently published.








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Steve and Mary Ann Mammen
of Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Heather Mammen
to Matt Tharpe of Ft. Myers.
The prospective groom is the
son of Dave and Betty Tharpe of
Ft. Myers.
The wedding is planned for
Oct. 15, 2005 at the Gulf Coast
Church of Christ in Ft. Myers.


The bride-to-be is a 1995 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She attends Florida Gulf Coast
University. She is employed as a
secretary with Ron & Son.
The groom is a 1988 graduate
of Cypress Lake High School. He
attended Edison College. He is
employed as a Foreman with Ron
& Sons.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Ft. Myers.


Jim-Benson
Connie Jim and Rocky Jim of'
Miami are proud to announce the
engagement of their. daughter
Melissa Jim to Willie Benson of
Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Johnnie Mae Benson and
John Benson of Clewiston.


Birth


Dominie Alexander
Mammen
Jason and Stephanie Mammen
of Leigh Acres are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Dominie Alexander Mammen. He
was born on May 9, 2005 at Gulf
Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers. He
weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and
was 20 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents Made-
len Cuevas of Clewiston and Alfre-
do Cuevas of Terrytown,
Louisiana.
Paternal grandparents Steve
and Mary Ann Mammen of
Clewiston.
Great-grandparents are
Ramona Cuevas and Geronimo
Cuevas of Harvey, Louisiana, Feli-
pa Delgado and Juan Delgado of


The wedding is planned for
September 10, 2005.
The bride-to-be is a 1985 grad-
uate of Miccokuee Indian School.
The room is a 1984 graduate of
Clewiston High School and mem-
ber of the 1982 state champ foot-
ball team. He attended Florida
Memorial College for two years.


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Dominie Alexander Mammen
Clewiston, Louise Sullivan of
Clewiston..


Anniversary


Natasha Enell Flournah and Zachariah Vermel Coring


Flournah-Coring
Anne Johnson and Bobby Ray
Flournah of Clewiston are proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter Natasha Enell
Flournah to Zachariah Vermel
Coring of Clewiston.
The prospective groom is the
son of Georgia and Charles Cor-
ing ofClewiston.
The wedding is planned for


July 9,2005 at Reven Fred Gam-
ble's House.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School.
She attends Palm Beach Commu-
nity College.
The groom is a 1997 graduate
of Clewiston High School.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Clewiston.


Mammens celebrate
30th anniversary
Steve and Mary Ann Mammen
of Clewiston will celebrate their
30 anniversary on July 12, 2005.
They were married on July 12,
1975 by Fr. Flavius Czuba and Rev.
Kevin Sullivan in the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception in
Springfield, Illinois.
Their children are: Heather
Mammen of Cape Coral, Corey
Mammen of Ft. Myers, Jason
Mammen of Leigh Acres. The
have two grandchildren.
To celebrate, they will take a
cruise on Out Time II up the west
coast of Florida.


Obituaries


John Henry McLain
John Henry McLain, beloved
husband,
father, grand-
father and ,
friend, joined ,,
the Lord, on ..J
June 20,.2005. & -- ,
-Mr. McLain
passed away *.
at the West '
Palm Beach
VA Medical
Center, in John Henry
West Palm McLain
after a pro-
longed illness.
A seasonal resident of Clewis-
ton, Mr. McLain was a native of
Cleveland, Tenn. He is survived'
by his wife of 49 years, Lois
Ramona (Petit) McLain, also of
Cleveland, their three children:
Tammy Timmons, of Cleveland,
Lisa Simmons (Joe), of Cleve-
land, and Kimberly Hammer-
smith (Robert Clayton), of


Cleveland; their grandchildren,
Ashely Gaither, of Cleveland,
Travis and Cody Simmons, of
Cleveland, SPC. Steven M. Ham-
mersmith, who is currently serv-
ing, in Iraq, with A Troop1/278
ACR and Cary D. Hammersmith,
of Glen Burnie, MD. He is also
survived by two great-grandchil-
dren, John Aaron and Julia
Savannah Gaither.
Mr. McLain proudly served
with the 45 Infantry Division, as
a combat medic, during the
Korean War. He was a member
of the Korean War Veterans
Association, Inc. and the 45
Infantry Division Association.
Brother McLain was also
member of the Cleveland Lodge,
#134, F &M and the Scottish Rite
of Freemasonry, S.J., USA.
Mr. McLain has been a Profes-
sional Bass Fisherman, for the
past 27 years, and has been a
guide on Lake Okeechobee for
the past 20 years.


Memorial services will be
held in Cleveland, Tenn., once
arrangement have been com-
pleted. No services will be held
in Clewiston, FL, due to health
concerns for Mrs. McLain.
The family would like to.
express their deepest apprecia-
tion to the West Palm Beach, VA
Medical Center, its doctors, its
staff and its volunteers, to the
management and staff of the
Fisher House (West Palm
Beach) and to the numerous
friends who have given their
support throughout this difficult
period.
Luis Fuentes
Luis Fuentes of Clewiston, 53,
died Wednesday, June 22, 2005
at Jackson Memorial Hospital in
Miami.
Luis Fuentes was born in
Cazu, Puerto Rico. He worked as
a laborer.
Survivors include: daughter


Carmen V. Escobar of Clewiston;
step- daughters: Yamaira Perez
of Clewiston, Marisol Perez of
Ocala, and Nancy Perez of
Clewiston; brothers Marcelmo
Caballero of Clewiston, and
Juan Fuentes of New York, New
York; sisters Esther Fuentes of
Puerto Rico, and Zenaida
Fuentes of New York, New York.
Calling hours were from 7-9
p.m. on June 30, 2005 at Akin -
Davis Funeral Homes, Inc. Ser-
vices were at 11 a.m. on July 1,
2005 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel and Burial at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. Officiating Clergy
Reverend Luis Calderon. Akin-
Davis Funeral Homes, Inc in
Clewiston was n charge of all.
arrangements.


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Migrant workers face health and safety hazards


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -
Down on the farm, it can be
downright dangerous especial-
ly for thousands of Florida
migrant farm workers who may
not be familiar with rules and reg-
ulations designed to ensure their
safety on the job. But help is on
the way, thanks to a new Universi-
ty of Florida farm safety-training
program aimed at the. state's
200,000 migrant farm workers.
"What these workers don't
know about agriculture, it seems,
can truly hurt them," said Cesar
Asuaje, an extension agent with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences. "In recent years,
Hispanic workers have accounted
for a growing number of injuries
and fatalities in agriculture and
related industries such as land-
scaping."
He said immigrants from Mexi-
co and other countries in the trop-
ics make up the majority of Flori-
da's seasonal agricultural
workers, and some have received
little instruction in farm safety.
"As a result, injuries and fatali-
ties among Hispanic workers are
increasing, and the language bar-
rier is one reason for that," Mr.
Asuaje said. "In a lot of cases,
people are hurt because they can-
not read signs or safety instruc-
tions, and some don't want to let
on that they don't understand."
Working out of UF's extension
office in West Palm Beach, Asuaje
is offering farm safety training in
11 counties, and the training pro-
gram is being expanded to meet a
growing demand from the state's
Hispanic population. He goes to
citrus groves, sugarcane fields,
tomato farms and other agricul-
',iral enterprises throughout
Sc Jth Florida, teaching a one-day,
oi,-the- job training course to
migrant workers. The training,
which is presented in Spanish,
covers topics ranging from oper-
ating tractors and other heavy
equipment to handling pesticides
and avoiding back injuries.
The program is currently being
offered in Broward, Collier,
Hendry, Hillsborough, Manatee,
Martin, Miami-Dade, Orange,
Palm Beach, Pinellas and St. Lucie
counties.
Mr. Asuaje said the most
recent statistics from the U.S.
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) indicate
fatal injuries among Hispanic
workers on the farm rose more
than 18 percent while nonfatal
injuries rose by 33 percent
between 1999-2003.
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Cesar Asuaje, an extension agent with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences, has launched a new program to educate migrant farm workers about all
aspects of farm safety. In recent years, these workers have accounted for a growing num-
ber of injuries and fatalities in agriculture and related fields.


a sector of Florida agriculture that
employs large numbers immi-
grant workers nonfatal injuries
increased by 63 percent over the
same period.
"It's a trend you see every-
where, particularly in Florida,"
said Luis Santiago, director of
OSHA in the Fort Lauderdale area.
"They're doing work that others
won't do and that usually
means dangerous work."
For example, when you 'can't
read instructions on heavy equip-
ment, just about any work can
become dangerous, Mr. Santiago
said. He cited recent deaths
among workers using heavy-duty
industrial lawnmowers in land-
scaping operations in South Flori-
da residential areas. Workers
unfamiliar with warnings often
use them on steep slopes near
canals and sometimes tumble
in and get pinned under the
mower.
Santiago said federal regula-
tions require safety training for
every worker. While some
employers usually show a Span-
ish- language video, that's no
guarantee that every migrant
worker will receive effective train-
ing.


"Most growers are honest, but
some don't train workers
because they want to avoid
claims against them if something
goes wrong," Mr. Santiago said.
"For example, a lot of these work-
ers have never seen a respirator
before working here. If they're
spraying pesticide, they might not
know that a respirator is required
for protection."
While video training materials
may help, Mr. Asuaje said it's bet-
ter to have someone teaching 'in
person. In addition to training
workers at farms around the
state, he organized the Hispanic
Health and .Safety Fair in Home-
stead, Fla. on June 4, and he is
planning a similar program in
Kissimmee on August 20. More
than 1,000 migrant farm workers
are expected to attend.
The popularity of the farm
safety program has led Mr. Asuaje
to begin offering other Spanish-
language classes. His office is one
of the few places where Florida
residents can take Spanish- lan-
guage classes for a license to
apply pesticides something
that can give a new landscaping
company a leg up on competitors
who are not licensed to apply


pest-control products to lawns
and shrubs.
Asuaje said the pesticide train-
ing class is popular among immi-
grants who started, as landscape
workers and then opened their
own landscaping businesses.
The test for the license is in
English, and applicants need
some basic reading skills in Eng-
lish to pass the examination, but
instruction in Spanish can make a
difference in how well the stu-
dents understand basic concepts,
he said.
"We start with Spanish and
include more and more English
as the class goes along," he said.
"If someone has a problem
understanding something, we
can work it out in Spanish, which
is easier."
Mr. Asuaje said workers with
acceptable reading skills seem to
benefit most, while those who
have lower reading skills will
begin to learn the process for pes-
ticide certification:
With the growing number of
Spanish- speaking people in Flori-
da, Mr. Asuaje says he has only
begun to scratch the surface in
the demand for instruction in
farm safety and farming.,


Corps begins pulse releases from Lake Okeechobee
JACKSONVILLE, FLA-The 0.13 ft. (average of 3,000 accommodate local runoff and time of the year (based on the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cfs/day). In ten days, a level one charges in the tidal cycle, period from 1992-2000), and in
(Corps) began Level three pulse pulse release to the St. Lucie Last Friday's lake level was Zone D of the WSE (Water Sup-
release from Lake Okeechobee Canal can lower the lake 0.03 ft. 15.53 feet, which is 1.30 feet ply/ .Environment) regulation
to the St. Lucie Canal and (average of 730 cfs/day), a level higher then the average for this schedule.
Caloosahatchee River on Tues- two lower it by 0.04 ft. (average
day, June 28. of 950 cfs/day), and a level three
However, if heavy rains con- byO.05 ft. (average of 1,170 FiVe Star
tinue and Lake Okeechobee con- cfs/day) i v Insu rance
tinue to rise, the Corpswill possi- Zone C regulatory releases are Check out Our Rates
bly have to initiate Z.one Cconstant each day unlike a pulse
regulatory release. releae which varies each da I ow I w x Rates Onn


Pulse release are designed to
imic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the estu-
aries via the St. Lucie Canal to the
east and the Caloosahatchee
River to the west.
They attempt to strike a bal-
ance between the lake's littoral
zone and the estuaries. In ten
days, a Level one pulse release
to the Caloosahatchee River. can
lower the lake 0.07 ft. (average of
1,600 cfs/day), a level two can
lower it by 0.10 ft. (average of 2,
300 cfs/day), and a level three by


Zone C release may be last
longer than the 10- day pulse
release, but for comparison, over
a 10 day period, a Zone C release
to the Caloosahatchee River can
lower the lake 0.20 ft. (average of
4,500 cfs/day), and a Zone C
release to the St.. Lucie Canal can
lower the lake 0.11 ft. (average of
2,500 cfs/day). these releases

could continue until pulse
release can be resumed provided
rainfall and inflow do not contin-
ue to cause Lake Okeechobee to
rise. Discharges are adjusted to


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church and how they met their
maker. What we do have are tradi-
tions, and although the details of
traditions are often somewhat
exaggerated, most contain an ele-
ment of truth.
Matthew wrote his Gospel in
Hebrew to try to remain authora-
tive in his accounts of the miracles
and teachings of Christ, Later, the
gospel of Matthew was translated
into Greek so Gentiles could read it.
From reports, Matthew was mar-.
tyred by the sword, which general-
ly means beheading.
Mark carried the worddown to
Egyptnd-thenTo Alexandria,
where he died after being dragged
through the streets by horses,


Community Events

Exercise classes for seniors
Nobles Senior Center exercise classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this lively group for better health.
American Legion open
Moore Haven American Legion Post 299 is now having bingo,
Saturday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers, drinks and dessert will be
provided at a minimal cost.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domestic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety by providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the council or for information
about meeting dates and times, please call Abuse Council and Treat-
ment, Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5
p.m. to speakwith an advocate.
Moose Lodge plans events
The lodge is located on U.S. 78 W in Buckhead Ridge. Regular bingo
is played Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is available each day. Members
and qualified guests may play. Wednesday feature an Italian dinner or
alternate entr e from 5-7:15 p.m. and Saturday's dinner is from 5-7:15
p.m. Music for dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Call the lodge to see who is
playing. Sunday morning breakfast is served from 8-10:15 a.m.
VFW Post plans activities
The VFW Post #9528 is located at 2002 Hwy. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call (863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m. daily. Wednesday is Ladies Auxiliary dinner
from 5:30-7 p.m., and the cost is $5. Every Thursday, the post has bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available. Every Friday a steak din-
ner with baked potato, salad and rolls are served from 5:30-7 p.m.
with a $9 donation. Dancing immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size pool table. Post meetings are held
on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, beginning at 10
a.m. Commander Albert Crank is available at 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 am.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1-8 p.m. Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday. Diriner is served at 5 p.m. Tuesday
evenings. Bar bingo starts at 12:45 p.m. Wedneslays. Lunch will be
available. Singles darts every Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is open
from 5-8 p.m., Thursday nights. Friday at 7 p.m. there will be live
music and dancing. On Saturday, hotdogs with kraut are served at
noon. Saturday dart doubles at7 p.m.
Faith in Action expansion
Faith in Action in LaBelle is expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. Residents of any age with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or 675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a difference in someone's life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the same phone numbers for more
information on this wonderful volunteer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades Counties.,
Diabetes Awareness
Hendry County Health Department Heart to Heart Program and.
Senior Connections are offering an eight-week Diabetes Class at 2
p.m. each Wednesday at the Nobles Senior Center. Classes include
the diabetic diet, understanding carb-counting, eye and foot care,
and the ABC's of diabetes (the AIC test, Blood Pressure, and Choles-
terol. All diabetics, long term or newly diagnosed, are welcome.
Support Services
The Agricultural and Labor Program, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Commu-
nity Affairs to provide Low Income home Energy Assistance
(LIHEAP) services to'eligible applicants in Hendry and Glades coun-
ties. For an application and/or information please call (800) 330-3491.





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Whatever did


to Christ's


disciples?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
The lives, ministries, and deaths
of Christ's disciples are generally of
interest to those of us who share
the Christian faith, After all, these
are the individuals who knew Jesus
first hand and dedicated their lives
to sharing that relationship so that
all might share in the abundant
wealth of great things we have in
Christ Jesus.
The four Gospels and Paul's
Epistles reveal a lot about the early
ministries of these special people,
but we have a challenge before us
when we try to find out about
them after the launch ofthe early


happen
Luke, the physician, author of the
Gospel of Luke and the book of
Acts, was hanged in Greece as a
result of pagan opposition.
The Apostle John traveled to the
Roman province of Asia (Western
Turkey) where he became Bishop,
specifically over the seven church-
es named in the book of Revela-
tions. He was boiled in a large
basin of oil during the first wave of
Roman persecution under the
Emperor Nero. Miraculously, he
survived Decades later John was
sentenced to serve in the mines on
the prison island of Patmos. Finally
reed when the emperor died, John
returned and served again as the
Bishop of Edessa. John was the


Fourth of

By Samuel S. Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church
We just celebrated the Fourth of
July weekend. A national holiday is
celebrated in our Churches in spite
of beliefs about "separation of
church and state." That is rightfully
so. The political system where peo-
ple live are affected by their reli-
gious beliefs and enshrined in their
laws are the customs and mores of
the people. In this country, the
founding fathers reflected their
beliefs in our founding documents;
as all people do today.
This country was founded by
many who sought religious free-
dom and it was their wish to wor-
ship as they chose. In turn the
country made an impact on their
way of life, language, customs and
practices. The people of the New
Testament lived in a world of politi-
cal oversight by foreign despots
and alien powers. The talk of the
establishments of a New
Jerusalem (Revelation 3:12, 21:2)
was about a "theocracy" but it will
nevertheless be a government too.


the freedom and opportunities that
people from all over the world
seek, aswe enjoy them too.
One day on television, there
was a news report on immigrants.
One couple who had come from
the then Soviet-Union had moved:
to Canada but a few years later,
chose to return to their former
country. ., .
This caught my interest because
I wondered why they would have
chosen to return to a country that
did not offer the freedoms or
opportunities enjoyed by North
Americans. In the interview, they
said that they fell less secure in the
West, less likely to know what was
expected of them, less familiar, less
comfortable.
I had two thoughts about what
they said; they were giving up a
"pearl of great price" and yet I, liv-
ing as an immigrant, knew their
feelings about the comfort, the
security, the special place that a
homeland gives.
The Germans have a special,
word for "homeland"-"heimat"


which is more than just the place
we come from. It has to do with
our belonging, having that country
be a part of us, finding a special
place in our hearts for the land
where we are born and grew up._
That is what we celebrate on the
Fourth of July; this homeland and'
our place in it.
The Lord who called on us to
"Render unto Caesar" knew of the
importance of the land where we
live in our lives and how it affects us
in our very being In a land of
exceptional opportunity and great
freedoms; I am happy to be able to
celebrate this Fourth of Julv at our
altari: ... "
IN the midst of all the problems
we face and the difficulties that are
a part of our national life; it is easy
to lose perspective on the blessings
and benefits, and our corporate life
that makes it all possible. May we
always make our best "renderings"
to our country; support it, reform it
when needed, respect it, and
encourage it to be all that God
intends for us.


Tips help avoid shark attacks


Every year, millions of tourists nerable to overfishing, which is why
and residents visit Florida's beaches federal and state regulations protect
and waterways, and these beaches these valuable resources. Some
and waterways will more than likely data show that shark populations
contain sharks. According to are at 20%630% of the level they
experts, while there are no guaran- were just 25 years ago. To ensure
teed ways to avoid shark attacks, our own safety and the continued
understanding shark behavior existence of these fascinating fishes,
could help you make better deci- people need to become more
sions on when and where to swim. aware of sharks and more educated
"It's very important for people about sharks and related issues.
who visit Florida waters to be
aware of their surroundings, under- Reducing, the odds
stand the relative risks, and be edu- 1 -,
cated on various shark issues such of a shark attack
as behavior, biology and fisheries," There are precautions you
says Brent Winner, scientist for the should take to avoid shark attacks.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva- It is extremely unlikely for a per-
tion Commission s (FWC) Fish son to be bitten or attacked by a
and Wildlife Research Institute shark in Florida waters, and attacks
(FWRI). are rarely life threatening. However,
In the over 400 million years that if you are thinking of going swim-
sharks and their ancestors have ming on an ocean beach, and if
roamed Florida waters, their role in you are. concerned about sharks,
their environment has changed very there are a number of steps you
little. As the top predator in most can take to reduce your chances of
marine ecosystems, sharks contin- being bitten:
ue to help maintain balance within Always stay in groups since
each ecosystem they inhabit. sharks are more likely to attack a
Florida's diverse shark popula- solitary individual.
tion includes species that range in *. Do not wander too far from.
size from only a few feet to more shore+ this isolates an individual.
than 40 feet in total length. Most of and places him or her far away
these species feed on fishes or from assistance.
marine invertebrates. Some even Avoid being in the water dur-
feed on plankton, but none see ing darkness or twilight hours
humans as a food source. Experts when sharks are most active and
believe that most shark attacks are have a competitive sensory advan-
cases of mistaken identity, which tge 7.
explains why nearly all shark Do not enter the water if
attacks that occur in Florida waters bleeding from an open wound or if
are of a bite-and-release nature. menstruating a shark's ability to
The percentage of fatal shark smell blood is acute.
attacks has dramatically decreased Wearing shiny jewelry is dis-
worldwide: in Florida, shark courage. When light reflects off
attacks are fatal only 1% of the time, shiny jewelry, it resembles the
10 times less than the current sheen of fish scales.
worldwide average. Avoid waters with known dis-
Many shark species are com- charges or sewage and waters used
mon in Florida s near shore for any type of fishing+especially if
waters and bays. More than 13 there are signs of bait fishes or feed-
species of shark use these areas as ing activity. Diving seabirds, which
nursery grounds for their pups. Sci- frequently feed on bait fishes, are
entific data show that many shark good indicators of such activity.
species migrate in and out of Flori- While there are myths and
da s waters each year. These anecdotes about dolphins saving
migrations are humans from shark attacks, sight-
often linked to temperature and ing dolphins does not indicate the
the presence of prey such as mul- absence of sharks both often eat
let, sardines, menhaden, and other the same foods.
species of baitfish. Migrating sharks Use extra caution when
will either move in an inshore-off- waters are murky.
shore manner or along latitudinal Remember that sharks see
gradients (e.g., north-south). contrast particularly well. Une\ en
In Florida, sharks typically move tans and bright colored clothing
inshore and north in the spring and maydrawashark s attention.
summer, and offshore and south in Refrain from excess splash.
fall and winter months. This pat- ing, as this may draw a shark's
tern explains why shark activity is at attention.
its peak in Florida waters during Do not allow pets in the
April through October, which coin- water: their erratic movements can
cidentally, is also the time period cause sharks to mistake them for
that humans are more likely to be baitfish.
in the water. Yet shark attacks still Be careful when occupying
remain very rare. Humans are 30 the area between sandbars or near
times more likely to be struck by steep drop-offs-these are favorite
lightning in Florida than to be bitten hangouts for sharks.
by a shark. Experts agree that the Swim only in areas tended by
increase in the number of shark lifeguards.
attacks in recent years is more relat- Do not enter the water if
ed to an increase in human visitors sharks are known to be present,
than to an increase in shark popu- and get out of the water if sharks
lations or activity. are sighted.
Humans are much more of a *Never harass ashark!
danger tosharks than vice versa. On
average worldwide, fewer than 10 Shark attacks
people die from shark attacks each
year; however, the world s fish- 'Worldwide there are pro
series kill an estimated 100 million 70-100 shark attacks annually result-
sharks annually. The general biolo- ing in about 5-15 deaths. We say
gy and life history of most shark "probably" because not all shark
species make them extremely vul- attacks are reported; our informa-


tion from Third World countries is
especially poor, and in other areas
efforts are sometimes made to keep
attack quiet for fear of bad publicity.
Historically the death rate was
much higher than today, but the
advent of readily available emer-
gency services and improved med-
ical treatment has greatly reduced
the chances of mortality. Actual
numbers of shark attacks certainly
are going up each decade because
of increasing numbers of bathers in
the water, but there is no indication
that there is any change in the per
capital rate of attack.
Most attacks occur in near shore
waters, typically inshore of a sand-
bar or between sandbars where
sharks feed and can become
trapped at low tide. Areas with
steep dropoffs are also likely attack
sites. Sharks congregate there
because their natural food items
also congregate in these areas.
There are three major kinds of
unprovoked shark attacks. By far,
the most common are "hit and run"
attacks. These typically occur in the
surf zone with swimmers and
surfers the normal targets. The vic-.
tim seldom sees its attacker and the
shark does not return after inflicting
a single bite or slash wound. In


most instances, these probably are
cases of mistaken identity that occur
under conditions of poor water visi-
bility and a harsh physical environ-
ment (breaking surf and strong
wash/current conditions). A feeding
shark in this habitat must make
quick decisions, and rapid move-
ments to capture its traditional food
items. When these difficult physical
conditions are considered in con-
junction with provocative human
appearance and activities associat-
ed with aquatic recreation (splash-
ing, shiny jewelry, contrasting col-
ored swimsuits, contrasting
tanning, especially involving the
soles of the feet), it is not surprising
that sharks might occasionally mis-
interpret a human for its normal
prey. We suspect that, upon biting,
the shark quickly realizes that the
human is a foreign object, or that it
is too large, and immediately releas-
es the victim and does not return.
Some of these attacks could also be
related to social behaviors unrelated
to feeding, such as dominance
behaviors seen in many land ani-
mals. Injuries to "hit and run" vic-
tims are usually confined to relative-
K' small lacerations, often on the leg
below the knee, and are seldom life-
threatening.


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only disciple to die of old age in continued to preach to his tormen- belief of the early Christian writers
bed. The Emperor Nero also mar- tors for two days until he died. was that each faced martyrdom
tyred Peter. Peter, feeling unworthy Thomas was stabbed to death faithfully without denying their
to die in the same position as with spears by pagans while on a belief in the resurrection of Christ.
Christ, asked to be crucified upside missionary trip to India. The fact tha
down. James, the brother of Jesus, Bartholomew also met his death in evidence to the fruits of their
refused to deny his faith in Christ India, being flayed to a efforts and scarifies.
and was thrown from the pinnacle whi t martyred in Syria.
of the temple-the samude, brother of Jesus, was killedir faith-
Satan took Jesus. Miraculously, he with arrows when he refused to ful witness, and in th words of th
survived the fall, so they beat him den his faith. Simon the Zealot and l witness, and n me words of the
to death with clubs. James the Thaddeus were martyred but song by Jon Mohr, "May all who
greater, son of Zebedee, was ulti- there are not many details as to come behind us find us faithful.
mately beheaded in Jerusalem. how. Matthias, chosen b lot to May the fire of our devotion light
(Acts 12:2) Andrew brother of replace Judas, was stoned to their way. May the footprints that
Simon Peter, was crucified on an X death. The Apostle Paul was we leave lead them to believe, and
shaped cross at his request after beheaded by Nero. the lives we live inspire them to
being.severely whipped by seven Although not every detail can obey. May all who come behind us
soldiers. Tradition has it that he be verified historically, the universal find us faithful."


July is a time to give thanks


The lesson about the Pharisees
attempting to trap Jesus that deals
with paying taxes is well-known:
"Give to Caesar's and to God what
is God's (Matthew 22:21)" It is clear
that all have a responsibility to the
land and cannot ignore its place in
our lives. It is appropriate therefore
for our Churches to recognize, give
thanks, honor and work to com-
plement the good works of our
country, as the country should
work to complement the contribu-
tions of faith communities too. I
believe that we have a responsibili-
ty to make the country the best we
can; bringing to bear the gifts that
the faith community has to offer in
its policies and practices. We thank
God this Fourth of July for the free-
doms we have, including the free-
dom to worship, arid we should
make every effort to see that we are
"one nation under God".

I lived in another country for
twelve years, working in a mission-
ary area and serving the faithful of
different cultures and backgrounds
than I had known. Canada enjoys


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Thursday, July 7,2005


Poison plants may



spoil outdoor fun


Spending more time outdoors
this summer, gardening, hiking or
camping? Be careful when
around plants you aren't familiar
with.
If you grew up elsewhere, you
may only think you know what
poison ivy, poison oak and poison
sumac look like. The plants vary
in appearance from region to
region. The versions found in
south Florida may not look the
same as the versions of the plants
found where you grew up.
Poison ivy can grow as a vine
or a shrub. The leaves may be
smooth or have notched edges
and are usually clustered in
groups of three.
Poison oak can be found as a
small bush or a climbing vine.
The leaves have smooth edges
and may be in clusters of three,
five or seven.
Poison sumac is commonly
found in wet areas so it is right at
home in south Florida. The leaves
are oval-shaped and smooth.
The oil on the leaves of these
"poison" plants can cause an
allergic reaction when it comes in
contact with skin. Exposure to the
plants can result in a rash that
usually develops within 24 to 72
hours after exposure. About half
the population is sensitive to
these plant oils. For many people,
sensitivity can develop over time,
especially with frequent expo-
sure. So even if you never had an
allergic reaction to poison ivy
before, you'should still be careful.
For most people, exposure to
poison ivy, poison oak or poison
sumac results in an itchy rash that
can be treated with over the
counter remedies such as
Calamine lotion or hydrocorti-
sone creams.
For a few people, however, the
allergic reactions may be severe
and require medical care.
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groups of bumps that seem to
form lines. It is a myth that the
rash can spread if the bumps
break and the fluid inside leaks.
Actually, skin exposed to the plant
oils may develop bumps over a
period of days, so it looks as if the
rash is spreading.
The rash can, however, spread
by more exposure to the plant
oils. These oils may linger on
clothing, shoes, tools or anything
else that has touched the plant. In
some cases, pets may have the
plant oils on their fur and transfer
the oil to people who pet the ani-
mals.
If you are exposed to poison
plants or their oils, wash with
soap and water as soon as possi-
ble. You can also, remove the
plant oils with alcohol. The faster
you remove the oil from your
skin, the better your chance at
avoiding or limiting a rash.
Some people develop severe
allergic reactions to these plants.
Contact a doctor if you have trou-
ble breathing or swallowing, feel
faint, if the rash covers a large por-
tion of your body, or if the rash
appears to be getting worse or
becoming infected.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy."


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Lucky winner

Allison Toulis won a home computer when she signed up
for On Line Banking at Olde Cypress Community Bank.
The bank has added this service with the option to pay
bills on-line. Congratulating Ms. Toulis on having one of
the/two winning entries is Chris Shupe, President/CEO at
Olde Cypress Community Bank.



Senior Happenings


Class helps seniors
A "Consumer Fraud Against
Older Adults" sefninar sponsored
by Stetson Law School in Florida,
10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 6 at
Nobles Senior Center, 475 E. Cow-
boy Way in LaBelle.

Group meeting
Family Caregiver Support
Group Meeting on Wednesday,
June .13, at 4 p.m. at the Nobles
Senior Center will feature a Social
Security representative with infor-
mation about the upcoming
Medicare Rx program. Take
advantage of this free service to
inform you as a Medicare benefi-
ciary of, all you need to know
about the new program starting
January of 2006.

Exercise classes
Exercise classes are held every
M-W-F at LJ Nobles Senior Center
from 9-10 am. All are welcome.

' Insurance counseling
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Serving Health.
Insurance Needs of the Elderly)
counselor .-is available every
,Wednesday 'morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Legal help from
i Florida Rural Legal Services is
available at the Nobles Senior


Center in LaBelle on the second
Wednesday of each month from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Must call 675-
1446 to make appointment)
Disaster help
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore Work, etc. Call (863)983-
7088 in Clewiston, (863) 946-1821
in Moore Haven,/or (863)675-
1446 in LaBelle.


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King and Queen


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Did hurricanes leave


a storm of babies?
By MaryAnn Morris usual. But, there is a second.
In light of the "baby booms" thoune couple whht.o delivered
that came after soldiers from recently was apart for seven days
World War II and the Korean War during the storms. He is a fire-
returned homie, people won- fighter, and like other emergency
dered if the prolonged time spent personnel, was on duty, but then
home, without lights or television he came home!" said Melinda
would result in a similar "boom" Glasco of Martin Memorial Hospi-
for South Florida. For two months tal in Stuart. "Our numbers have
South Floridians battened down been increasing with the popula-
and huddled through Hurricanes tion, but June, 2005 we delivered
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne 172 babies, the second highest
as their winds howled and pound- ever," she continued.
ing rain battered. Few of us went "Our nurses said there have
to work. been 3 deliveries so far and they
Area hospitals are seeing little expect six to eight more today. It's
if any increases in births so far. In only the first of July, we'll see if it
conversations with representa- keeps up," Ms. Glasco said,
tives from Glades General Hospi- "Maybe relief that the air condi-
tal in Belle Glade, Lakeland tioning came back on was the
Regional Medical Center in Lake- inspiration!"
land, and St. Lucie Medical Center It's really too early to be sure,
in Port St. Lucie reports were that Florida counties will report births
although sore new momssaid to Athe Office of Vital Statistics.
the\ had concki\ced during the When theyrelease their numbers,
storrns, inostly it \\as business as, thenwe'll know for sure. ,


U.S. Sugar certified


as food safety leader


CLEWISTON U.S. Sugar Cor-
poration's Molasses & Liquid Feed
Department recently completed
certification in the American Feed
Industry Association's (AFIA) new
Safe Feed/Safe Food Leadership
Program. The national initiative is
intended to demonstrate and
ensure continuous improvement
in the delivery of a safe and whole-
some feed supply for the growth
and care of animals.
"U.S. Sugar Corporation is one
of the first companies in the United
States to successfully complete the
program, "said AFIA President Joel
Newman. "The company has
demonstrated a strong commit-
ment to food safety provided con-
sumers with additional reason for
confidence in the products they
provide."
AFIA's Safe Feed/Safe Food certi-
fication signifies that U.S. Sugar's
Suga-Lik, Feed Department has
embraced the feed industry's
proactive role in creating feed
based safety programs and that
they are dong their part to reduce
food safety risks by raising the
industry's "own bar" when it
comes to this important obligation.
IN order to receive the certification,
the feed manufacturer must be
able to identify the source from
which the ingredients that are
incorporated into a feed or feed
ingredient have been supplied. The
trace ability of the food chain must
be established f9r all stages of pro-
duction, processing and distribu-
tion.
"Food safety is our number one
priority," said Patrick Whidden,


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Director of the Molasses & Liquid
Feed Department at U.S. Sugar Cor-
poration. "We strive everyday for
continuous improvement because
the confidence our customers have
in our product is the backbone of
our operation. This certification is
another tool to strengthen that con-
fidence ad ensure the highest qual-
ity product possible."
As an added safeguard U.S.
Sugar Corporation also voluntarily
participates in third party certifica-
tion through the Facility Certifica-
tion Institute's (FCI) Restricted Use
Protein Program. The strict certifi-
cation requires a rigorous inspec-
tion of the facility and the Compa-
ny's processes and procedures.
The FCI Seal of Approval
ensures that a feed supplier is not
using banned protein products.
Produced from pure sugar cane
molasses, Suga-Link liquid feed is
the leading choice of cattlemen in
the Southeast United States for pas-
ture supplements for their herds
and is also a popular supplement
or total mixed rations (or dairy cat-
tle. Over one hundred different liq-
uid feed formulas are researched
developed, formulated and manu-
factured by U.S. Sugar.
The American Feed Industry
Association is the national trade
organizational trade organization
devoted exclusively to representing
the business, legislative and regula-
tory interests of the animal feed
industry and its suppliers.
Membership includes nearly
600 domestic and international
companies as well as state, nation-
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Local radio amateurs participate in national field day


As a part of national emer-
gency preparation, radio ama-
teurs across the nation operate
radio stations under emergency
conditions for a 24 hour period.
They work in emergency loca-
tions with emergency power
sources and attempt to contact as
many stations across the country
to simulate conditions that occur
during disasters. The annual
event s known as "Field Day" and
is sponsored by the American
Radio Relay League. Hendry
County participated in this event
on Saturday, June 26 by making
use of the emergency station at
John BoyAuditorium in Clewis-
ton.
The Auditorium is a designat-
ed emergency shelter for the area
and has emergency electrical gen-
erator capacities. There is a radio
station in the building with anten-
nas on the roof to make certain
communication to the outside


will be available under any condi-
tions. Local amateurs contacted
stations in different parts of the
country by both voice and code.
They were from areas around
Lake Okeechobee and included
Jim Sparks, AA4BN and Sam
Thomas, W3ALE from Clewiston
. Also participating was Tom
Street, N5KFR from Moore Haven
and Johnny Blakeney, WB4MED
and Carl "Doug" Cardin, KG4NNN
from Belle Glade.
This year, the American Radio
Relay League sent an assistant
regional director to share with the
local group of five radio amateurs
who had the local emergency sta-
tion on the air during the drill.
Briefly visiting the station was Jeff
Beale, WA4AW from Loxahatch-
ee who toured several emergency
Field Day sites in South Florida
and coordinated with other local
centers.


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Thomas, W3ALE (left) and Jim Sparks, AA4BN (right) with
visiting ARRL representative Jeff Beale, WA4AW (center).
Not shown are Tom Street N5KFR from Moore Haven and
Johnny Blakeney, WB4MED and Carl "Doug" Cardin
KG4NNN both from Belle Glade.


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Rick Pettengill and Dave Farmer set sail from Lock 7 on the northern shore on Lake Okeechobee on the vessel's maid-
en voyage. The 1995 Saab convertible was engineered in Sweden and sent to the US where it languished for a few years
until Rick and Dave bought it and spent the last three years getting it shipshape. Their maiden voyage weht off without
a hitch on Saturday.


Sports in brief


Cricket coach needed
Experienced Cricket coach look-
ing to develop a youth team in the
Clewiston area. (Ages 9 to 17). I can
be contacted at Tel: 863-885-2078.
Fishing tournament
planned
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizdns Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program is
being planned. Horizons Fishing
Tournament (Kingfish, Wahoo,
Dolphin) is presented by the bro-
kerage 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 set
Hospice of Palm Beach County
will host a fishing tournament on Sat-
urday, July 16; with lines in at 7 a.m.;
lines out by 3 p.m. and an awards
ceremony from 5-6 p.m. The tourna-
ment will depart from any inlet; and
weigh in at Riviera.Beach Marina,
1950 E 13th Street, Riviera Beach.
Cost is $200 per boat until July 10;
$250 per boat until July 14. For more
information contact Beth Charbon-
neau at (561) 227-5157, Special
Events Coordinator Hospice of Palm
Beach County or Willie's Bait and
Tackle (561) 848-4484.
Sugar Dolls
summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will be


having summer classes, starting on
June 8, classes are held at Central Ele-
mentary every Wednesday. Beginner
ages are 4-12, class is at 3 p.m., ages
13 and up, class is at4 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 insur-
ance. 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 confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
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Hospital, U.S. Sugar to court


By Bill Fabian
LABELLE Legal counsel
for Hendry Regional Medical
Center anid--U.S. Sugar gave
oral presentations for the 20th
Circuit Court judge's hearing of
U.S. Sugar's petition for a Writ
of Mandamus on Monday, June
27. The presentations were
given at a special hearing for
the judge in LaBelle at the
LaBelle courthouse.
The writ was a request for
specific hospital records made
when U.S. Sugar Corporation
filed a public records lawsuit to
obtain information regarding
the hospital and Physical Ther-
apy Dynamics, Inc. earlier this
year.
The judge did not grant a
Writ of Mandamus at the hear-
ing, but set a hearing for the
last part of July to consider evi-
dence regarding the request by
U.S. Sugar. Therefore, though
the judge did not rule directly
from the bench to enforce the
records request, the July hear-


Staff ded
By Mark Young
What appears to some as
something of a hardship, is to
others a unique means to
restore a troubled child's self
esteem, which was lost through
no fault of their own, in most
cases.
Life at Camp E-Tu-Makee,
Eckerd Youth Alternatives
wilderness camp in Hendry
County, is not easy. Children,
ranging in ages from 10-17, are
expected to spend the bulk of
their time living in the outdoors
of Florida for an average time
span of a year.
But it's hard to argue with a
77-percent success rate for a
juvenile program and the hard-
ships of Camp Wilderness are
offset by the success stories and
the dedication of staff members
who share the same rough life
as the camp residents.
According to the camp's Pub-
lic Relations Director Lance
Ramer, the staff at Camp Wilder-
ness don't ask their residents to
do anything they won't do. The
children live, work, sleep, and
sometimes eat in the great out-
doors of their campsites,,but so
do the counselors.oMf, Ramer
spent two(years of hlisrifei living
in a tent with the residents of the
camp. It is a requirement of
employment, but the counselors
understand the importance of
leading by example. Until
recently, only male counselors
would live in camp, because
Camp Wilderness is an all boys
camp; but that is changing.
"We are building tent sites for
our female counselors, which
will lay just outside the camp-
sites," said Mr. Ramer. "This
.request was actually made by
our female counselors who
can't stand the thought of their
boys living with the heat and
mosquitoes while they are in the
comfort of air conditioning."
Allegations of child neglect,
have been brought forward by at
least one person, who claims
they have taken their case to
Child Services. The case involves
a child with asthma whose
grandfather, claims was ignored


Grass
Continued From Page 1
ning author of The Yearling, Mar-
jorie Kinnan Rawlings wrote:
"Hervey Allen was inspired
when he persuaded Mrs. Dou-
glas to apply her rich and sensi-
tive style, her gift for scholarly
research, her knowledge, to the
first comprehensive study of one


ing will provide additional time
for the judge to possibly grant
the request, or to declare that
the hospital is clear of any fur-
ther obligations.
According to Rodney Lar-
son, Director of Marketing and
Human Resources for Hendry
Regional Medical Center, the
July hearing will be eviden-
tiary, and the judge will require
U.S. Sugar to provide a specific
list to Hendry Regional detail-
ing exactly which items they
are still seeking.
The Hendry County Hospi-
tal Authority Board will meet
Thursday, July 7 to discuss the
results of the hearing, and to
formulate the hospital's plan
for presenting evidence at the
circuit court judge hearing in
July.
The arguments given by the
attorneys may cover allega-
tions by U.S. Sugar and other
local business leaders of misal-
location of specific funds, such
as proceeds from the sale of


the property of the CVS Phar-
macy in Clewiston. Additional
questions may be addressed
regarding the need for a 25 per-
cent raise in ad valorem taxes
in order to keep the hospital in
full function.
The hospital was cleared of
specific allegations of financial
impropriety during a state
audit performed earlier this
year.
According to HRMC Chief
Executive Officer Craig Cud-
worth, U.S. Sugar informed the
hospital that it will not be
asked to pay attorney's fees for
the current matter, for which
the hospital has mounted a
$6,600 total in legal fees for its
own defense.
The hospital board will also
discuss ideas and plans to sup-
plement purchases of new
equipment with consultant
Gregg Watters, who will assist
the hospital with finding solu-
tions for improving the current
facilities.


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


ication is the key to success
I IOU ; able 24 hours a day. The claim
^^' ^^1:' I, l thas been unsubstantiated thus
far.


Staff photos/Ma
Children at Camp E-Tu-Makee meet at these reflectic
several times a day to evaluate every part of their dail
rience at Eckerd Youth Camp.


The living facilities at Camp Wilderness are sturdy
tures, which can stand up to most Florida weather
tions. Each bunk is equipped with mosquito netting
structures are built and maintained by the camp resli


by the camp's medical person-
nel and he claims that the
camp's environment is too
harsh.


of the strangest, most blood-
stained regions of our continent.
This beautiful, bittersweet and
savage book is recommended
not only to all residents and
tourists of Florida, but to all
readers concerned with Ameri-
can life and the great relations of
man to nature."
Perhaps because of her life-
long intimacy with the Ever-
glades, there is no other writing
to equal Marjory Stoneman Dou-


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The camp is inspect
larly by the Health Dep
and Mr. Ramer said: th
nurse lives on site and


glas' River of Grass. Among hun-
dreds of books and papers writ-
ten on this unique, remote
region, Douglas' Everglades,
River of Grass, stands alone.
Every library, both public and
private including schools also
public and private, should have
The Everglades: River of Grass. It
should be required reading.
After all, the Everglades is truly
one of the wonders of the world
and it is "ours", the State of Flori-


Each campsite holds approxi-
mately 10 campers and each
campsite has an entire treatment
team available to them, which
includes a camp coordinator, an
education coordinator, and
counselors who all ensure the
-,. master- treatment plan is fol-
lowed for each resident. Goals
are established on a daily basis
and new goals are consistently
set in place as certain goals are
accomplished.
It is a non-stop cycle of goal
setting, encapsulated by educa-
tional tools. From keeping their
S"sample" checkbooks balanced
at the general store, to checking
grammar on their menus and
requisition forms, to being pro-
rk Young vided with a dedicated, educa-
on sites tion system, which has proven
ly expe- to raise their reading levels by
more than one grade from their
time of arrival, education and
l, self esteem activities are every-
where.
. j The children go home every

six weeks and experience "day
trips". often. Except for twice a
Seek, they receive their meals
indoors, have an indoor day-
room, and are educated indoors.
The overall environment is
geared towards social settings,
which most of these children
have had trouble adapting to
within their personal social set-
tings at home. They learn that
their behaviors not only have
consequences for themselves,
but for their community, as well.
They begin to understand how
their negative behavior affects
Those around them.
"Kids. are sent to this agency
because people know we can
help," said Mr. Ramer. "It's all
y struc- about helping kids. It's the com-
condi- mitment of the Eckerd staff. It's a
and the lot different for kids these days.
dents. We didn't have to worry about
getting shot or having someone
ed regu- drop drugs into our milk at
lartment school. We are about turning
ie camp these kids for them, their neigh-
is avail- bors, and their communities."


da, and the book also is a won-
der. Over 400 pages with a high-
ly detailed map of Lower Flori-
da. For detailed information
about availability,

Call, write, fax,or e-mail: Bar-
bara Oehlbeck, 25075 Grassy
Run-Muse, LaBelle, Florida-
33935. Phone and fax same:
863-675-2771, e-mail:
doco@strato.com.


AMERICAN HOME CARE
A Home Health Agency has immediate openings
for the following positions in Clewiston:

Director of Nursing Fulltime Starting Salary $50,000
With Full Benefits Must Be RN, with Current Florida
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PRN Field Nurse RN $30.00/visit $55.00 Admission
and $60.00 for weekend admission plus mileage.

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PRN PT/OT/ST/MSW/Home Health Aide
Please call at 1-866-766-0033 or
fax your resume at 863-983-5655 or
visit our website at www.americanhomecare.org
-for more information.


are needed

The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common, sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
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GCD School Briefs


tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
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.


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rential rains, high winds, and
storm surges. A single hurricane
can last for more than 2 weeks
over open waters and can run a
path across the entire length of
the eastern seaboard. August and
September are peak months dur-
ing the hurricane season that lasts
from June 1 through November
30.
The center, or eye, of a hurri-
cane is relatively calm. The most
violent activity takes place in the
area immediately around the eye,
called the eyewall. At the top of
the eyewall (about 50,000 feet),
most of the air is propelled out-
ward, increasing the air's upward
motion. Some of the air, however,
moves inward and sinks into the
eye, creating a cloud-free area.


Tropical cyclones are classified
as follows:-
Tropical Depression An
organized system of clouds and
thunderstorms with a defined cir-
culation and maximum sustained
winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or
less.
Tropical Storm An organ-
ized system of strong thunder-
storms with a defined circulation
and maximum sustained winds of
39 to 73 mph (34-63 knots).
Hurricane An intense tropi-
cal weather system with a well-
defined circulation and maxi-
mum sustained winds of 74 mph
(64 knots) or higher. Hurricanes
are called "typhoons" in the west-
ern Pacific, while similar storms
in the Indian Ocean are called
"cyclones."
Hurricanes form in the Atlantic
Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Indian
Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Pacific
Ocean. Hurricane winds in the
Northern Hemisphere circulate in
a counterclockwise motion
around the hurricane's center or
"eye," while hurricane winds in
the Southern Hemisphere circu-
late clockwise. Natural phenome-
na, which affect a storm, include
temperature of the water, the Gulf


Stream, and steering wind cur-
rents. Powered by heat from the
sea, they are steered by the easter-
ly trade winds and the temperate
westerlies as well as by their own
ferocious energy. Around their
core, winds grow with great
velocity, generating violent seas.
Moving ashore, they sweep the
ocean inward while spawning
tornadoes and producing torren-
tial rains and floods.

In the eastern Pacific, hurri-
canes begin forming by mid-May,
while in the Atlantic, Caribbean,
and Gulf of Mexico, hurricane
development starts in June. For
the United States, the peak hurri-
cane threat exists from mid-
August to late October although
the official hurricane season
extends through November. Over,
other parts of the world, such as
the western Pacific, hurricanes
can occur year-round. Areas in
the United States vulnerable to
hurricanes include the Atlantic
and Gulf coasts from Texas to
Maine, the territories in the
Caribbean, and tropical areas of
the western Pacific, including
Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa,
and Saipan.


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


Are you prepared for a hurricane?


As Floridians watch weather
reports about approaching tropi-
cal storms, the reality of hurricane
season is once more upon us. Are
you ready for a hurricane?
Keep your car's gas tank full.
Don't let it get below half a tank
without refilling. When a hurri-
cane watch is declared, there may
be a gas shortage. If you plan to
evacuate, you will need enough
gasoline to get you out of the hur-
ricane area.
If you live in a low-lying area
or a home that was damaged by
the 2004 storms and has not been
repaired, you should make plans
to stay elsewhere during a storm.
Depending on the severity of the
storm, mobile home dwellers
may be asked to evacuate. Make
plans now to stay with friends, rel-
atives or a hotel. Use the county


s hurricane shelters as a last
resort. Shelters provide protection
to save your life, but are usually
crowded and uncomfortable. If
you do go to a shelter, you will
need to take your own bedding as
you will have to sleep on the floor.
Keep cash on hand. If you
have to evacuate, you will need
cash. If the power is out, the ATM
machines will not work and
banks will be closed. Don t wait
until the last minute to get cash,
as the ATM machines may run
out.
Buy extra batteries for all
battery operated items you will
want to use if power is out. This
includes flashlights, radios, televi-
sions and battery-operated toys.
Make sure you have the right size
batteries for each item. If you
haven t put batteries in the


radio in more than a year, you
may forget if it takes "C" or "D"
cell batteries. Make a list before
you shop.
Put all important documents
(insurance documents, birth cer-
tificates, marriage license, auto
titles, etc.) in a waterproof bag or
box and place it where you can
easily find it so you can take it
with you if you have to evacuate.
,* Document your possessions,
with a list and with photos or
videotape. Take photos of home 6
inside and out and any other
buildings on your property.
Should your home be destroyed,
you will need proof of what was
lost to show to the insurance
company. Put the list and photos
with your other important docu-
merits.
Decide in advance what you


will do with animals if a hurricane
is headed your way. If you plan' to
evacuate and take pets with you,
make sure you have a place for
them. Pets are not allowed at hur-
ricane shelters, but some hotels
do allow guests to bring pets.
Livestock (horses and cattle) are
generally safer out in an open
field than in a barn. If animals are
in a barn and the barn collapses,
they can be trapped or crushed.
Left in an open field, horses and
cattle with use their own instincts
to survive 6 most just put their
backs to the wind and keep eat-
ing. If possible, mark livestock
(for example, with a waterproof
tag attached to a halter) and pho-
tograph animals to help identify'
lost animals should fences be
destroyed by falling trees.


Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Dennis
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
Irene
Jose
Katrina


Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rita
Stan
Tammy
Vince
Wilma


Preparation is



key to surviving



storm season


The American Red Cross advis-
es hurricane disaster kits should
include the following items:
First aid kit and essential
medications.
m Canned food and can open-
er.
At least three gallons of
water per person (that is just min-
imal drinking water for drinking
for three days 6 you will need
more water cooking or washing)
Protective clothing, rainwear
Bedding or sleeping bags.
Battery-powered radio,
flashlight, and extra batteries.
Special items for infants, eld-
erly, or disabled family members.
Written instructions on how
to turn off electricity, gas and
water if authorities advise you to
do so. (Remember, you'll need a
professional to turn them back
on.)
Change of clothes for all
family members.
Other helpful items to have on
hand during hurricane season:
Cash (ATMs may run out of
money or be inoperable)
Coolers and ice
Paper plates, paper cups,
paper napkins (you may not have
running water to wash dishes)
Chainsaw (to cut up fallen
tree limbs to make them easier to


move)
Battery operated
camp fan
Gas grill with extra supply of
propane gas (to cook food from
the freezer before it spoils)
Extra cans of gasoline for
your vehicle (if electricity is out,
gas pumps will not work)
Plastic garbage bags (these
can be used to protect books,
photo albums and other items
from water damage).
Rubber storage bins (these
can be used to protect items from
water damage)
Duct tape (Can be used to
securely close storage bins,
secure plastic on top of furniture
,to protect it from leaks, tape up
broken windows after a storm,
etc. In the summer of 2004, some
homeowners used Duct tape as a
temporary fix to repair a roof, and
keep the rain out until roofers
could be found.)
Insect repellent 6 standing
water after a hurricane breeds
mosquitoes.
Camera, film (if not digital)
and batteries 6 you will want to
take pictures of damages to docu-
ment it for insurance claims
before making emergency repairs


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


outreach worker in Clewiston
(863) 983-7088 Monday Friday.
Free Services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping.
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. (Must call 675-1446
to make appointment).


staft photo/MaryAnn Morris
Sandy Doone (left, on stage) had a great time performing
with Karaoke by Debbie (right, on stage) as members and
friends, even the youngest, little Cheyenne Kerr, boogied to
benefit Glades Hope Hospice at Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
9528 on July Fourth.


A .


Courtesy Photos
The Moore Haven Lions Club's incoming President Richard
Keyes (right) welcomed Lions District Governor James Fitz-
patrick (right) to the Lions Club installation ceremony in
Moore Haven.


The incoming officers and directors of the Moore Haven
Lions Club commemorated their new offices as Lions Club
leaders in a ceremony presided over by District Governor
James Fitzpatrick.


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
This one-of-a-kind hand-crocheted doll was made by Marion
Frankenfield for the raffle to benefit Glades Hope Hospice at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post 9528 Fourth of July Barbeque..
Proud winner Bernice Law beams as she holds her prize.


VFW
Continued From Page I
sports, and sweets-lovers, Candy
Kerr, Daisey Finegan, Karen Tay-
lor, Sierra Taylor, Mary Ann Jette,


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non-profit organization that will
seek to establish a private founda-
tion for creating the supplemental
income through various communi-
ty events, which may include golf
tournaments or similar projects
that have seen local success.
The firm's traditional approach
starts by acting as an "extension of
management" by conducting a
preliminary survey of community
members to assess the resources
available to a potential fundraising
foundation. The survey is currently
being conducted by Mr. Watters,
who has invited community mem-
bers to provide insight into the hos-
pital's image and to suggest ideas.
for fundraising. The resulting infor-
mation will be used to determine
the goals of a private foundation,
specifically in terms of the hospi-
tal's image and its financial needs
and goals.
According to Mr. Watters, the
foundation will also consider meth-
ods such as planned giving, which
could involve donors that can "add
significance to their lives and enjoy
the tax advantages of planned
gifts."
Marketing this option to the
community is a vital method of
encouraging donations to the hos-
pital, in the form of remembrances,
donations in lieu of flowers, and
various other mean of fundraising,
according to the Watters and Asso-
ciates website (http://www.watter-
sandassociates.com).
A presentation by Watters and
Associates is expected to take place
at the Hendry County Hospital
Authority Board meeting on Thurs-
day, July 7th at the HRMC confer-
ence room in Clewiston.
As the consulting process devel-
ops and community volunteers are
gathered,, the hospital remains
wary of its internal financial situa-
tion. At the upcoming July 7th.
meeting of Hospital Board, it will
expect to approve a report from
HRMC Chief Financial Officer Nick
Braccino, who reports that for the
month of May the hospital record-
ed ah operating gain of $132,000,
compared to a budgeted loss of
$7,000. In addition, overall rev-
enues were reported over budget
$23,000, and o\ erall expenses % ere
under budget $116,000.;
Other programs on the hospital
board's agenda include a swing
bed project, which will involve new
equipment, as well as an early-out
program, which will reduce
expenses from self-pay follow-ups.


Marilyn Reinig, Ted Vetovitz,
Donna Milton, Charrlotte Riden,
Peg Stein, Karen Frank, Sandy
Doone all took home cakes for
their efforts.
"I'm going to eat them both!"
said Young -Trent Richey who
won twice, but later he admitted
he had given one away.
"We made $1,050 to donate
to Glades Hope Hospice," John-
nie Patent, the new Post com-
mander, reported on Tuesday.


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ples of the world. We likewise
promote the principles of good
government and good citizen-
ship. We take an active interest in
the civic, cultural, social, and
moral welfare of the community.
"We provide a forum for the
open. discussion of all matters of:
public interest; provided, howev-
er, that partisan politics and sec-
tarian religion shall not be debat-
ed by club members. Finally, we
encourage service-minded peo-
ple to serve their community
without personal financial
reward, and to encourage effi-
ciency and promote high ethical
standards in commerce, industry,
professions, public works and pri-
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Citrus canker
: FORT PIERCE, Fla. Citrus
canker, one of the most destructive
diseases affecting Florida's $9 bil-
lion citrus industry, has been found
in a University of Florida citrus
research grove at UF's Indian River -
Research and Education Center, or ,
IRREC, near Fort Pierce. '
The discovery, confirmed
Thursday by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Plant Industry, t
"will likely require officials to destroy I
all of the citrus trees in IRREC's
groves, halting all citrus research
projects there, said Brian Scully,
director of the center and a profes-
sor of horticulture with UF's Insti- -
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci- .,.
'ences, or UF/IFAS.
"This canker infection, though Hector Solis, a
Contained in the early stages, will day's Indian Riv
I temporarily halt all of our citrus Pierce, burns g
research projects at the center," ierce, burns gi
Scully said. "It will take us a num- research grove
ber of years to recover, but ulti- discovered the
mately this setback will offer us a have to destroy
fresh start and improved groves in ing more than t
. which to conduct research. How- citrus canker is
Sever, we will continue to conduct ing Florida's $9
our collaborative research in com-
mercial groves with the coopera- president for agrici
tion of private industry." ral resources. Map
The disease, caused by bacteria the Citrus Canker
in the genus Xanthomonas, can gram will establish
affect all citrus v varieties, including infection and det
grapefruit, oranges and tangerines, groves will be affect
which are grown at IRREC, Scully
said. Trees affected by the disease "Our personnel
develop small brown lesions on identifying all ir
leaves, stems and fruit. Citrus Cheek said. 'After
canker eventually reduces tree pro- with the loss of anr
ductivityifleft unchecked. occur.'We now un
IRREC employees discovered better what citru
the outbreak Monday during a vol- though when the
untary grove inspection, he said. outbreak."
UF/IFAS officials immediately State citrus can
reported the discovery to the Divi- procedures require
sion of Plant Industry, which is of all infected citru
responsible for the state's Citrus found, as well as
:Canker Eradication Program. located within 1,90(
UF/IFAS will cooperate fully citrus trees, Scul]
with DPI to address the situation, measures minimize
said Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice the highly contagion


found near Fort Pierce


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groundskeeper with the University of Flori-
ver Research and Education Center in Fort
rapefruit trees infected with citrus canker in a
at the center Friday, July 1, 2005. Workers
outbreak Monday, and officials will likely
all citrus trees at the center, temporarily halt-
wo dozen experiments. Caused by bacteria,
one of the most destructive diseases affect-
billion citrus industry.


ilture and natu-
pping efforts by
Eradication Pro-
the extent of the
termine which
Led.
will assist DPI in
ifected trees,"
that, we'll cope
y trees that may
derstand a little
is growers go
y face a canker

ker eradication
the destruction
is trees that are
any citrus trees
0 feet of infected
ly said. These
ze the chances
)us disease will


spread to other sites.
Currently, six IRREC faculty and
their collaborators from other
UF/IFAS facilities are conducting
more than two dozen experiments
in the research groves, some using
trees planted 30 to 50 years ago, he
said.
Citrus research efforts at IRREC
emphasize plant breeding, ento-
mology, pathology and virology,
soil and water science, plant nutri-
tion and irrigation and post-harvest
physiology, Scully said.
"It is difficult to quantify the loss
in terms of time, monetary value
and the potential impact that our
research findings, have on the
statewide citrus industry," Scully
said.
In addition, citrus research pro-
grams at the U.S. Department of


Agriculture Horticultural Research
Laboratory adjacent to IRREC are
vulnerable to the effects of the
canker infection in the IRREC
groves, said Harold Browning,
statewide coordinator for UF citrus
programs in teaching, research and
extension.
Scully said he believes the dis-
ease did not reach IRREC via
human activity. "Our facility has
been strictly following the precau-
tions recommended by the Divi-
sion of Plant Industry and used by
growers," he said.
The bacteria that cause citrus
canker can spread on air currents,
in rainwater, and on people, ani-
mals, plants and (arm equipment,
Scully said.
Ongoing canker sanitation and
decontamination efforts will be
stepped up at UF's other citrus
research units, including the Citrus
Research and Education Center in
Lake Alfred and the Southwest
Florida Research and Education
Center in Immokalee, said Brown-
ing, who directs the Lake Alfred
center.
"There is no reason to suspect
that citrus canker would have
reached other IFAS facilities by way
of the Indian River Research and
Education Center, thanks to the
many safeguards we have in
place," Browning said. "But with
canker in many areas of the state,
ongoing vigilance is necessary."
UF/IFAS citrus researchers
statewide have been developing
plans to react to a canker find that
involved UF/IFAS research plant-
ings, Browning said.
"Florida citrus growers rely on
our expertise to deliver improved
citrus varieties, to address emerg-
ing citrus challenges, and to help
growers implement better man-
agement practices year after year,"
he said. "This setback will not affect
our commitment to work with the
industry to help solve their prob-
lems."


UF scientist detect


soybean rust
CITRA, Fla.- Asian soybean infected plants could drive up
rust, a crop-killing disease first prices on products ranging from
detected in the United States last margarine and peanut butter to
fall, has been found near Citra on livestock feed and biodiesel fuel,
soybeans at a University of Flori- he said.
da "sentinel plot" planted early UF and state agricultural
to detect the fungus. It was one experts have joined a nation-
of two findings this week that wide effort to help farmers pro-
mark the first appearances of tect this year's crop, estimated at
soybean rust on U.S. soybeans 74 million acres, Wright said.
during the typical growing sea- Soybeans are grown in 31 states,
son, and UF researchers fear the with heaviest production in the
discovery signals the beginning Midwest.
of outbreaks that may devastate By monitoring sentinel plots
the nation's $16 billion soybean at 26 Florida sites, Wright and
industry, other scientists at UF's North
The disease was found Florida Research and Education
Wednesday by Jim Walker, a Center in Quincy hope to pro-
biological scientist with the Flori- vide data on the disease's devel-
da Department of Agriculture opment, distribution and other
and Consumer Services, Division factors that could assist farmers
of Plant Industry, which has in northern areas of the nation,
been monitoring the plots in Wright said. The project is fund-
cooperation with UF's Institute ed by the U.S. Department of
of Food and Agricultural Sci- Agriculture and the North Cen-
ences, or UF/IFAS. On Thursday, tral Soybean Research Program,
a Division of Plant Industry labo- a consortium representing high-
ratory confirmed that the er education institutions in the 31
pathogen was Asian soybean soybean-producing U.S. states.
rust, said David Wright, a Many growers are concerned
UF/IFAS professor of agronomy about being caught off guard by
in Quincy. soybean rust, because the fun-
The other discovery was gus, known as Phakopsora
made Tuesday on a sentinel plot pachyrhizi, is spread by tiny
in Baldwin County, Ala., Wright spores that can travel hundreds
said. Previously, soybean rust of miles on air currents; he said.
was found in Florida and other "The fungus also matures
Southern states after the 2004 very quickly," Mr. Wright said.
growing season ended, The crop "Once a spore lands on a host
is typically planted in the spring plant, it can produce new spores
and produces soybeans in the in nine days."
summer and early fall. Despite its name, soybean
"There's a lot at stake now, rust attacks more than 30
and nobody really knows what species of legumes, a plant fami-
will happen," Wright said. "But if ly that includes beans, peas and
there are major problems, it will clover, he said. On soybeans, it
affect a lot of people." causes infected leaves to devel-
Losses from the disease op small brownish spots, then
which kills up to 95 percent of turn yellow and fall off. '


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ICitrus canker
: FORT PIERCE, Fla. Citrus
Scanker, one of the most destructive
diseases affecting Florida's $9 bil-
lion citrus industry, has been found
in a University of Florida citrus -S
research grove at UF's Indian River *,
SResearch and Education Center, or :
, IRREC, near Fort Pierce.
: The discovery, confirmed
1 Thursday by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Plant Industry,
will likely require officials to destroy
all of the citrus trees in IRREC's
groves, halting all citrus research
projects there, said Brian Scully,
director of the center and a profes- .
sor of horticulture with UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci- W. ..
Sences, orUF/IFAS.
"This canker infection, though Hector Solis, a
contained in the early stages, will day's Indian Riv
:temporarily halt all of our citrus
research projects at the center," Pierce, burns gr
Scully said. "It will take us a num- research grove
ber of years to recover, but ulti- discovered the
mately this setback will offer us a have to destroy
fresh start and improved groves in ing more than f
which to conduct research. How- citrus canker is
ever, we will continue to conduct ing Florida's $91
Sour collaborative research in com-
' mercial groves with the coopera- president for agricu
tion of private industry." ral resources. Map
The disease, caused by bacteria the Citrus Canker E
in the genus Xanthomonas, can gram will establish I
affect all citrus varieties, including infection and det
grapefruit, oranges and tangerines, groves will be affect
which are grown at IRREC, Scully "Our personnel
said. Trees affected by the disease "Our personnel
develop small brown lesions on identifying all ir
leaves, stems and fruit. Citrus Cheek said. 'After
canker eventually reduces tree pro- with the loss of an
ductivity if left unchecked. occur. We now un
IRREC employees discovered better what citru
the outbreak Monday during a vol- through when the
untary grove inspection, he said. outbreak."
UF/IFAS officials immediately State citrus can
reported the discovery to the Divi- procedures require
sion of Plant Industry, which is of all infected citru
responsible for the state's Citrus found, as well as
Canker Eradication Program. located within 1,90(
UF/IFAS will cooperate fully citrus trees, Scull
with DPI to address the situation, measures minimize
said Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice the highly contagic


found near Fort Pierce


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Courtesy photo/AP/IFAS/Robin Koestoyo
groundskeeper with the University of Flori-
er Research and Education Center in Fort
apefruit trees infected with citrus canker in a
at the center Friday, July 1, 2005. Workers
outbreak Monday, and officials will likely
all citrus trees at the center, temporarily halt-
wo dozen experiments. Caused by bacteria,
one of the most destructive diseases affect-
billion citrus industry. '


ilture and natu-
pping efforts by
Eradication Pro-
the extent of the
ermine which
ed.
will assist DPI in
ifected trees,"
that, we'll cope
y trees that may
derstand a little
s growers go
y face a canker

ker eradication
the destruction
s trees that are
any citrus trees
0 feet of infected
ly said. These
:e the chances
>us disease will


spread to other sites.
Currently, six IRREC faculty and
their collaborators from other
UF/IFAS facilities are conducting
more than two dozen experiments
in the research groves, some using
trees planted 30 to 50 years ago, he
said.
Citrus research efforts at IRREC
emphasize plant breeding, ento-
mology, pathology and virology,
soil and water science, plant nutri-
tion and irrigation and post-harvest
physiology, Scully said.
"It is difficult to quantify the loss
in terms of time, monetary value
and the potential impact that our
research findings have on the
statewide citrus industry," Scully
said.
In addition, citrus research pro-
grams at the U.S. Department of


Agriculture Horticultural Research
Laboratory adjacent to IRREC are
vulnerable to the effects of the
canker infection in the IRREC
groves, said Harold Browning,
statewide coordinator for UF citrus
programs in teaching, research and
extension.
Scully said he believes the dis-
ease did not reach IRREC via
human activity. "Our facility has
been strictly following the precau-
tions recommended by the Divi-
sion of Plant Industry and used by
growers," he said.
The bacteria that cause citrus
canker can spread on air currents,
in rainwater, and on people, ani-
mals, plants and (arm equipment,
Scully said.
Ongoing canker sanitation and
decontamination efforts will be
stepped up at UF's other citrus
research units, including the Citrus
Research and Education Center in
Lake Alfred and the Southwest
Florida Research and Education
Center in Immokalee, said Brown-
ing, who directs the Lake Alfred
center.
"There is no reason to suspect
that citrus canker would have
reached other IFAS facilities byway
of the Indian River Research and
Education Center, thanks to the
many safeguards we have in
place," Browning said. "But with
canker in many areas of the state,
ongoing vigilance is necessary."
UF/IFAS citrus researchers
statewide have been developing
plans to react to a canker find that
involved UF/IFAS research plant-
ings, Browning said.
"Florida citrus growers rely on
our expertise to deliver improved
citrus varieties, to address emerg-
ing citrus challenges, and to help
growers implement better man-
agement practices year after year,"
he said. "This setback will not affect
our commitment to work with the
industry to help solve their prob-
lems."


UF scientist detect


soybean rust


CITRA, Fla.- Asian soybean
rust, a crop-killing disease first
detected in the United States last
fall, has been found near Citra on
soybeans at a University of Flori-
da "sentinel plot" planted early
to detect the fungus. It was one
of two findings this week that
mark the first appearances of
soybean rust on U.S. soybeans
during the typical growing sea-
son, and UF researchers fear the
discovery signals the beginning
of outbreaks that may devastate
the nation's $16 billion soybean
industry.
The disease was found
Wednesday by Jim Walker, a
biological scientist with the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, Division
of Plant Industry, which has
been monitoring the plots in
cooperation with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, or UF/IFAS. On Thursday,
a Division of Plant Industry labo-
ratory confirmed that the
pathogen was Asian soybean
rust, said David Wright, a
UF/IFAS professor of agronomy
in Quincy.
The other discovery was
made Tuesday on a sentinel plot
in Baldwin County, Ala., Wright
said. Previously, soybean rust
was found in Florida and other
Southern states after the 2004
growing season ended, The crop
is typically planted in the spring
and produces soybeans in the
summer and early fall.
"There's a lot at stake now,
and nobody really knows what
will happen," Wright said. "But if
there are major problems, it will
affect a lot of people."
Losses from the disease -
which kills up to 95 percent of


infected plants could drive up
prices on products ranging from
margarine and peanut butter to
livestock feed and biodiesel fuel,
he said.
UF and state agricultural
experts have joined a nation-
wide effort to help farmers pro-
tect this year's crop, estimated at
74 million acres, Wright said.
Soybeans are grown in 31 states,
with heaviest production in the
Midwest.
By monitoring sentinel plots
at 26 Florida sites, Wright and
other scientists at UF's North
Florida Research and Education
Center in Quincy hope to pro-
vide data on the disease's devel-
opment, distribution and other
factors that could assist farmers
in northern areas of the nation,
Wright said. The project is fund-
ed by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and the North Cen-
tral Soybean Research Program,
a consortium representing high-
er education institutions in the 31
soybean-producing U.S. states.
Many growers are concerned
about being caught off guard by
soybean rust, because the fun-
gus, known as Phakopsora
pachyrhizi, is spread by tiny
spores that can travel hundreds
of miles on air currents, he said.
"The fungus also matures
very quickly," Mr. Wright said.
"Once a spore lands on a host
plant, it can produce new spores
in nine days."
Despite its name, soybean
rust attacks more than 30
species of legumes, a plant fami-
ly that includes beans, peas and
clover, he said. On soybeans, it
causes infected leaves to devel-
op small brownish spots, then
turn yellow and fall off.


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Declare independence from


the problem of citrus canke
Okeechobee County has now bacteria into canker-free areas. your call by sending an inspe
joined that infamous list of coun- The following human activities to the suspected tree loca
ties that is actively battling citrus can move citrus canker from an Inspectors will identify th
canker. According to Florida infected area to unaffected loca- selves and seek your permits
Department of Agriculture offi- tions: to view the tree. Do not, a
cials, there are now four con- Landscaping (trimming, repeat, Do not, remove si
firmed cases of the dreaded citrus chipping, cutting, or pruning cit- cious citrus tree parts and ti
canker that have been identified rus trees) port them to another location
in local commercial citrus groves. Fruit removal (peeling, buy- (2) If you walk, drive or
UF/IFAS Citrus Agent Jack ing, selling, transporting, picking, any grove or other prop
Hebb offers advice on how etc.) where canker has been id
homeowners can assist in the To prevent the spread of fled, you should plan on was
battle against citrus canker. canker bacteria, use approved all outer clothing (garde
While it is nothing revolutionary, disinfectants on people and clothes, gloves, hats etc.) in
in order for Florida to declare its equipment that move into or out water cycle with laundry
independence from citrus canker, of citrus canker infected areas. To immediately following outi
everyone must be prepared. insure that canker bacteria on chores around citrus trees. E
Local growers have been infected plants are eliminated, all fecting your hands can be c
afraid that it has just been a mat- commercial citrus trees within a by first washing them with
ter of time until citrus canker 1900 feet distance of an infected and water, followed by dip
would be discovered in our area. tree are burned. In the case of cit- into a chlorine bleach (sod
They are preparing their crews rus growers, it means the hydrochloride) disinfectant
and equipment to deal with this removal of more than 200 acres tion of approximately 1 oz
outbreak. But they need your per infected tree site in contigu- bleach to 1 gallon of water (a
help. However, no one is more ous groves. In a neighborhood or ppm solution).
susceptible to the importation subdivision, this would mean the (3) Clean all landscape t
and transfer of this disease than removal of neighboring citrus (pruning shears, clippers, c
dooryard citrus owners. Home- trees for many blocks. Home- saws, pocket knives, etc.)
owners are usually very proud of owner trees that must be have contacted citrus trees. L
the citrus that can be grown in removed are chipped and dis- Clorox-type disinfectant at
their Florida Yards posed by either land filling or rate of about 6 oz. of bleach
Florida has always had a cli- burning the residue., gallon of water (about
mate agreeable to growing lots of For homeowners, the follow- ppm). Be sure to wash the t
citrus. But, our climate has also ing measures are recommended clean of any soil or plant res
encouraged certain problems to help control canker: before dipping in the bleach
that test a citrus tree's ability to
survive. Among the list of mal- (1) Don't bring suspect citrus tion.
adies for citrus survival, there is plants to the office for identifica- (4) Have any landscapers
one that tops the list citrus tion. If you suspect any part of a work on your property yardr
canker. citrus tree of has canker, please landscapers, etc. who may w
Citrus canker is a highly conta- do not:remove the leaves, fruit, or around citrus trees) practice
gious disease that attacks the limbs leave them alone. Call the same measures as listed aboi
fruit, stems, and leaves of citrus. citrus canker toll-free helpline toll specific decontamination sug
It also causes lesions on the fruit. free at (800) 282-5153 or the tions bul
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The Pahokee Housing Authority is seeking quali-
fied individuals for two positions:

Modernization Coordinator. Responsible for de-
veloping, evaluating, and implementing, rehabili-
tation, renovations and/or reconstruction for all
modernization programs for the Housing Au-
thority, in accordance with HUD's Federal regu-
lations and guidelines. Duties include:
preparation of Annual and Five-Year Capital Fund
application; file maintenance; budget develop-
ment, ensuring compliance with HUD regula-
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administration; change order review, preparation
of invitations to bid and requests for proposals,
coordinating bid openings; preparation of A/E
and construction contracts. Must have ability to
interpret blue prints, maps and construction
plans relating to modernization projects. Re-
quires Bachelors Degree in Business Adminis-
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contract and construction administration
(experience may substitute for degree); ability to
work well independently; must have a valid,
Florida Drivers License. Must have good com-
munication and analytical skills; must be profi-
cient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
software. Essential functions to be included in
position description. Salary $32,000-$35,000
based on experience. Good Benefits.

Office Assistant. Must be 18 years or older; at
leasttwo years experience in performing general
clerical functions and transcribing minutes;
ability to work well independently; good commu-
nication skills; must have a valid, Florida Driver's
License; type 50 CWPM; bilingual helpful. Job
specific pre-employment test will be given on
date of interview.
Qualified applicants for both positions must
submit resume to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc., 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476. All applicants
must complete an application, even if resumes
are submitted. Deadline for submitting applica-
tions/resumes is 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 15,
2005, Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal
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Public Utilities Department
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WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
$14.70 an hour with benefits
The City of South Bay is accepting applications for
a Water Treatment Plant Operator. The class
will be responsible for lab testing procedures,
monitoring of plant operations to ensure
compliance, monitor all treatment processes,
cleaning, maintenance, logs and reports. This
position requires a Certified Plant Operator
certification. Must have a high school diploma or
GED. Must have a valid Florida Drivers License.
Background checks and drug screenings will be
required as part of the application process.
Veteran's preference. Applications will be accepted
until positions are filled. Apply at the
City of South Bay, Human Resources Dept.
335 SW 2nd Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493
Or fax resume to (561)996-7950
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For additional information please call Mr. Allen
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METER READER
$10.50 an hour with benefits
The City of South Bay is accepting applications for
a Meter Reader. The class will be responsible
for reading meters, connecting/disconnecting
meters, installing or repairing meters, repair of
water and sewer lines and answering customers
questions. This position must be able to operate
moderate to heavy equipment. Must have a high
school diploma or GED. Must have a valid
Florida Drivers License. Background checks and
drug screenings will be required as part of the
applications process. Veteran's preference.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Apply at the
City of South Bay, Human Resources Dept.
335 SW 2nd Ave.
South Bay, FL 33493
Or fax resume to (561)996-7950
Email to parchmenta(isouthbaycity.com
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Director of Utilities @ (561)996-0520
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Public Utilities Department
has (1) position available for
DISTRIBUTION & COLLECTIVE
TECHNICIAN
$11.55 an hour with benefits
The City of South Bay is taking applications for a
Distribution & Collective Technician. The
class will be responsible for water and sewage
repairs, lift station activities, and the general
maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
This position requires a valid CDL License. Must
have high school diploma or GED. Background
checks and drug screenings will be required as
part of the application process. Veteran's
preference. Applications will be accepted until
position has been filled. Apply at the
City of South Bay, Human Resources Dept.
335 SW2ndAve.
South Bay, FL, 33493
Or fax resume to (561)996-7950
Email to parchmenta()southbaycity.com
For additional information, contact Mr. Allen Davis,
Director of Utilities @ (561)996-0520.
The City of South Bay is an
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POLICE OFFICER
CITY OF PAHOKEE POLICE DEPART.

Is accepting applications. Applicant must meet
strict guidelines for hiring. State of Florida
Basic Law Enforcement Certification
in good standing is required.
Minimum 1 year full-time Civilian Law
Enforcement experience. Be U.S. citizen,
at least 19 years old, HS diploma or equivalent.
Possess a valid Florida driver's license.
All applicants will be required to pass
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Applications are available at the
Human Resources Office
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476.
Mon. Fri. 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 PM.
Please submit resume with application.
Open until filled. EOE.

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Plans, controls and supervising the day-to-day
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Positions require a BS/BA Early Childhood
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Pub.Bus.Adm./related; 1 yr. exp. supervising a
program(2) for Head Start, preschoolers or
related social service directed at preschoolers
(must specify) or 1 yr. exp. acting as a Head
Start mgr. (or unrelated BS.BA & 2 yrs. related
exp.). Will be required to obtain a FL Child Care
& Ed. Program Dir. Credential and a FL Food
Protection Mgr. Cert, within 6 months of hire.
Salaries: Mgr. II $33748; Mgr. Ill $35,798.
Visit www.pgcgov.com fordetailed position
descriptions & employment appls. Submit
appls./resumes with any Vet, Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 p.m. 7/15/05 to Palm Beach
County Human Resources, 50 S. Military Trail
#210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax 561/616-6893
EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


The GEO Group, Inc.
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


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


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


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

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

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

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

SENIOR CONNECTIONS OF SW FL, INC.

Program Coordinator needed to manage pro-
grams for older adults in Hendry/Glades Co. F/T
position, great pay and benefits for degree can-
didate. We're looking for "Personality Plus" per-
son to help us expand our volunteer caregiving
programs. Must have degree in human services
orrelated field, clean FL driver license. Back-
ground checks done on all new hires. Send re-
sume to Coordinator Search, POB 2400,
LaBelle, FL 33975-2400. Position open until
filled.

Personal Care Aides needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades
Counties. Must have CNA certificate, H.S. diplo-
ma or GED, clean Fl driver license. Background
checks done on all new hires. Name your hours-
we'll work with you as long as you have a heart
for seniors!

Call our office nearest you for more info about job
openings in your area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Cle-
wiston: 983-7088, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We
are an EOE.


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

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

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that's updated regularly:
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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


SAVE-A-LOT

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

SECURITY MONITOR
Part Time to answer phones
and monitor front lobby.
GLADES HEALTH
CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call: 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer


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 undersoldl
LOG HOME DEALERS WANT-
ED Great Earning Potential,
Excellent Profits,
Protected Territory, Lifetime
Warranty. American Made -
Honest Value. Call
Daniel Boone Log Homes
(888)443-4140.
NONI JUICE God made it,
we sell it. Fortunes being
created. For free CD
Call (888)787-5856.

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that
it is.
If you have questions
or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
OPPORTUNITY MEETINGIII
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @ 7:00 RM.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877) 843-87 26
B02002-37).


Registered Nurses
*Full time Med./Surg. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am, FL RN
Lic., 1 yr experience preferred will train new graduate,

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Respiratory Therapist
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Per Diem Pharmacy Technrcian
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Full Tune Certified Dietary Manager

Director of Quality ,miprovement
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Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits -
CLinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workoilce EOE


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


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).
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home
buying! School! New Busi-
ness $5,000-$500,000.
Live Operators!
(800)860-2187
Ext#116.

Services



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




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


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.





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




DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required!
*Excludes govt. fees! Call
weekdays (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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles E30
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials54u
Business Equipment 545
Carpets'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts., Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes., Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items C:.50
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,
Equipment 665
Pets.'Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Togs & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
$500 (863)467-6805
DINING ROOM SET- 8pcs
Pecan wood, antique. Very
nice. $1100 (863)675-2969


COFFEEMAKER (Betty
Crocker) 4 cup, auto drip,
new in box, $15.
(863)983-7751.
FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490
GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
shape. $250.
(886)697-2969
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $175 for both
(863)675-5089.
WASHING MACHINE, Maytag,
Almost new w/Whirlpool
Dryer. $200 for both.
(863)674-0212


BMX JUMPING BIKE- Needs
some work. $170.
(863)697-8918



BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x16'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
BUILDING SALE "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" FINAL CLEAR-
ANCE! 20x30 Now $2900.
30x40 $5170. 40x50 $8380.
40x60 $10,700. 50x100
$15,244. Many Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
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


$85 (863)983-5597



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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access, blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149
TUPPERWARE SETS
BRAND, NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
or will sep. (863)634-6018


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Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.


LOOKING-FOR: Electric Riding
Lawn Mower. Please call
any time. (863)983-7996


Employment
Full Time 02051


Employment
Full Time


WINDOWS: 20, Assorted
Sized, Roll Out. $800 for all,
will sep. 863-675-7761 or
863-843-8101



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.
WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/screens
30"x60", $150 for all or will
separate (863)357-8788



ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233


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. $10. (863)983-1848



COMPUTER, Compaq, key-
board, mouse, tower, &
desk, $149. (863)983-7751
'FAX MACHINE New, only
used a couple times, good
condition $110
(863)801-3358


BUNK BEDS Wooden
Very good condition $65
(863)983-2428
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very
nice and heavy, $50 or best
offer. (863)467-6434.
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697-1702.
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror. Good condition. $200.
Please call (239)462-3036
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200.(863)635-4690
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
RECLINER- good condition,
$75. (863)675-2822.
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
top, asking $70.
(863)675-5090.
TWIN BED w/Drawers under-
neath & Bookcase Head-
board- BRAND NEW! $150.
(863)675-2822.
TWIN MATTRESS PADS (2)
new magnetic European
Health Concepts. Pd $1270
asking $350 (863)763-8449



GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 sweater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925.(863)697-2033.


BUSHMASTER CARBINE-
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
REMINGTON 870-12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells.$200. (863)447-0099
SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123
WINCHESTER CARBINE- Sad-
dle rifle Commerative
1866-1966, 30-30, $1000
(863)-447-0058.



POWERHOUSE FITNESS GYM
10 or more exercises. New.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call

561-993-1160


NECKLACE/BRACELET/RINGS
Matching set, Bismark design,
14K gold w/ (3) 14K rings
$370 (863)801-3358 Stacy


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.


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.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechon-
line.com.
GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word
classified ad in over 150
newspapers throughout the
state reaching over 5
MILLION readers. Call this
newspaper or Advertising
Networks of Florida at
(866)742-1373. Visit us on-
line at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads
also available.



CAROUSEL ORGAN- '60's, by
Allen, w/attachments, great
cond. $750 neg.
(863)801-6149.


COCKATIEL'S (11) Grown
birds. $330 for all, will sep.
(772)597-5387
COLUMBIAN BOA
41/2 ft long, w/ aquarium. $75
or best offer (239)867-1558
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES
Both parents.on premises.
3 males. Shots & Wormed.
$200. 863-673-5370 LaBelle
JAVA FINCH'S (Grays) 2
months old. 1 pair. Includes
'cage. $50 Call after 5pm.
(863)983-7625
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690



HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
condition. $600.
(863)674-0457
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500. (239)657-9195



FISHING LURES, 113, New,
still in box. Asking $400 all,
may separate. 239-357-6889



COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538

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GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond,
$1150 (863)467-4328

READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
(OMMUNITY


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


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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry:Supplies 860
Seeds/'Plants/
Flowers 865



HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 11yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, w/ papers, $1200.
(863)467-9212



COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick.
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250
FERTILIZER SPREADER
holds up to 150lbs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
$225 (863)675-2969
LAWN MOWER Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/ weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- 12HP, with
rass catcher, runs good,
400 (853)635-3465.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
great pets or lawnmowers,
$150. (863)675-4098
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursdav, Julv 7, 2005


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PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
Space from 910 sf up to
3,600sf. Excellent location
with professional tenant mix.
Call today!!
Contact April Hart
561-996-8080 ext 10.


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


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

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


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*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$275,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa $55,000


I PeConstruction Pricing
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,
Many Upgrades
$275,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
IOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
* 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
* 2BR, IBA in Moore Haven
$525/mo.


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grokers.
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

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




AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068

BASS BOAT, '88 15 Ft. Rang-
er, 70 hp Johnson, Stainless
Prop., F/F, D/F Float on trail-
er. $3500 (863)697-9660

BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Manner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405


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CANOE, Grumann, electric,
17', aluminum, with electric
motor, $350.
(863)467-0085
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
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-62-10
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trir, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.



BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
PLASTIC GAS TANK -28 gal.
great for generator, boat, etc.
50 (863)697-6812


SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
good, $2000.
(863)467-1704/634-5833.
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carrier, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.
(863)467-0085



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
good. $700.(863)467-6901
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 600 2000
4 Whir w/on command 4 wd,
wench & rear basket. 450
mls. $3500 (863)532-9479


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DEVILLE, '88, a/c,
cloth top, rear tire, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or best
offer.(863)990-6398 aft 5
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
FORD LTD 1984, Runs w/title.
Needs works. $300.
(863)675-4869


EARNEST .PAL


CITYOFPAHOKEE
NOTICE OF INTENTTO APPLY
The City of Pahokee is applying for fund-
ing from the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture, Rural Utilities Service, for the
purpose of participating in the con-
struction of the Lake Region Water
Treatment Plant to supply water to the
City of Pahokee. Written comments
may be directed to Lillie J. Latimore,
City Manager, 171 North Lake Avenue,
Pahokee, FL 33476.
67366 CGS 7/7/05
Health Care District
Western County
Health Advisory
Committee Meeting
The Health Care District's Western
County Health Advisory Committee
will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
July 12, 2005. The meeting will take
place in the Glades General Hospital
Administration Conference Center lo-
cated at 1201 S. Main Street in Belle
Glade.
67363 CGS 7/7/05


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DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD MUSTANG 5.0 LX
COUP '93 all power, cd, 5
star rims, flowmaster exh,
Silver $3000(863)634-8024
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
(863)675-5090.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.
STARCRAFT POPUP 1979
$800 (863)675-6070
SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
TOYOTA CAMRY LE, '93, dark
green ext. w/beige cloth int.,
very clean cond., 180k hwy.
mi., $3200. Call only M-F,
8:45-3:30, (863)467-2982
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
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DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
(863)763-2156.
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
FORD F150 P/U 1998 4X4,
Cold Air. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4076
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.


CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
(863)517-1177


CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20".
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford,
truck or SUV $40
(863)697-6812 .
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500. or rea-
sonable offer 863-634-9783
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
DODGE RAM CHARGER '85
$800 (863)634-3896
FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best offer.
(863)357-4595. Ron
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or Best offer.
(863)634-4104
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.
NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896



runs great, $4000 or best
offer. (863)234-1522.


HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x8, open,
hardware floor, $250
(863)634-6491.


FORD ECONOMY VAN '85
6cyl, first $300 takes it *
(863)675-1945
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, grt interior $1700
(863)467-6805


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 7, 2005


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, contain7
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
PRO. Box 996
Moore Haven, FL 33471
65688 CGS 6/30;7/7/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FORTHE
HENDRY 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 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 PE6I-
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.
SJoann J. Woosley,
Personal Representative
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attomeys for
Personal Representative
RO, Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax No.: 863 675-4998
64832 CGS 6/30;7/7/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee,
vs. No.04-1132 CA
Ronald J. Power; Patricia A. Power,
et al., Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
that Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 27, 2005, and entered in
civil case number 04-1132 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cuit ifn and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, is
Plaintiff and Ronald J. Power; Patricia
A. Power, is/are Defendant(s), I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in front of the main Clerk's office,
being on the second floor hallway,
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
Florida, Hendry County, Florida, at
.11:00 am on the 27th day of July,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 19, BLOCK D, RIDGEVIEW ES-
TATES ADDITION NO. 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGES 122 AND 123 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Col-
lection Practices Act you are advised
that this law firm Is deemed to be a
debt collector attempting to collect a
debt and any Information obtained
will be used for that purpose.
Dated the 28th day of June, 2005.
'-sl y ..BARBARAS.BUTLER

.- ,, Deputy Clerk
66602 CGS 7/7,14/05


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 meet at 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


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 Ill Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston,
Florida. The Direct of Bolles Drainage District will meet at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) Oyess Il Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440 on July 12, 2005 at 12:00 PM. forthe purpose of hearing ob-
jections and complaints with respectto said Budget. BOAD OF DIRECTORS
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
SERMON E. DYESS, III, CHAIRMAN
64574 CGS 6/30;7/7/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE ENVI-
RONMENT AND NOTICE OF INTENTTO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA), 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100, (850) 488-8469, Thaddeus Cohen, Secretary
Department of Community Affairs.
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS
The Department of Community Affairs will authorize the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) for the release of Federal funds under the HOME Rental De-
velopments Program for the following project:
Project Name: Abidjan Multifamily Community
Project Description: The Subject Development is a proposed five building, 96-unit
garden apartment affordable rental housing community, located at the eastern
end of SW Avenue G, west of Main Street in Belle Glade, Palm Beach County,
Florida, The project will require up to $7,392,000 of HOME Rental Funds.
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an
action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment and, accord-
ingly, the Department of Community Affairs has decided not to prepare an Envi-
ronmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969.
An Environmental Review Record pertaining to this project has been made by the
Department of Community Affairs which documents the environmental review of
the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not re-
quired. This Environmental Review Record is available for public examination and
copying, upon request, at Florida Housing Finance Corporation, City Centre Build-
ing, 227 N. Bronough Street, Suite 5000. Tallahassee, FL 32301-1329, week-
days between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FINDINGS
All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this Finding of No Sig-
nificant impact decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration
to Janice Browning, Director, Division of Housing and Community Development,
Florida Department of Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Talla-
hassee, FL 32399. All such written comments received on or before 15 days of
this publication date will be considered and the DCA will not request the release
of Federal funds or take any administrative action pertaining to this project prior
to the date specified in the preceding sentence. Comments should specify which
Notice they are addressing.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS
On or about 15 days from the date of this advertisement, the Oepartment of Com-
munity Affairs will authorize Florida Housing Finance Corporation to submit a re-
quest to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to release
Federal funds for the project described above. The DCA is certifying to HUD that
Thaddeus Cohen, in his capacity as Secretar of the Department of Community
Affairs, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts is an action Is
brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision
making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal
effect of the certification is that upon its approval, Florida Housing Finance Cor-
poration may use the HOME investment Partnerships Program funds, and HUD
will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act
of 1969 and related laws and authorities. HUD will accept an objection to its ap-
proval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on
one of the following bases: (a) That the certification was not in fact executed by
the Certifying Officer of DCA; (b) that the responsible entity's Environmental Re-
view Record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding or
step applicable to the project in the environmental review process; (c) the grant
recipient or other participants in the project have committed funds or Incurred
costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by
HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has
submitted a written findingthat t he project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint
of environmental quality. Objections to the Release of Funds must be prepared
and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and
may be addressed to Envirnmental Staff U.S. HUD, Atlanta Office, Five Points
Plaza Building, 40 Marietta Street, Atlanta, GA 30303. All objections must be re-
ceived by HUD within 15 days from the time HUD receives the Responsible En-
tity's request for release of funds and certification, or within the time period
specified, whatever is later Potential objectors should contact HUD to venfy the
actual last day of the objection period. Objections on bases other than those stat-
ed above will not be considered by HUD.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Flie 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 R 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 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.
Anthony R Brathwaite, Jr.
Personal Representative
Attemey for Personal Representative:
Alison C.Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
PO. Drawer2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax No.: 863)675-4998
65661 CGS 6/30:7/7/05


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 Disston 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 be examined at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess Ill Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, rida. The Directors of Disston Island Conservancy District will meet at
United States Sugar Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess Ill Office, 2025 W. US
Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida on July 12,2005 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. DYESS, III, CHAIRMAN
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EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF 2005
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS-
TRICT that pursuant to applicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EV-
ERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in Commission Cham-
bers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle
Glade, Florida 33430, for the following purposes:
1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine;
2. Election of Supervisor(s); and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately.thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2005-2006 and to
transact any and all business that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any maer considered at these meeting /she will need a
record of the proceedings, arid that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal s to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of a
disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles
F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2005.
BY: Charles Schoech, AssL Secretary and Counsel to the District
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR THE ADOPTING OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of
the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. (or immediately following the Annual
Landowners' Meeting) in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade, Forida 33430.
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as pro-
posed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervis-
ors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of
Supervisors for the District.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she wil need a
record of the proceedings, and that. for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
uiring special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because of a
disability or physical impairment, should contact the Districtrs Attorney, Charles
F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2005.
BY: Charles F. Schoech, Asst Secretary and Counsel to the District
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NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that on 7/16/2005
at 11:00AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FDRT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
Sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property hereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:
Angela Billings B-6
Sofa, love seat, washer,
dryer & mattresses
Stephanie Yardley L-20
Headboard, footboard, misc. boxes
Anna Perelro A-6
Mattresses, desk, baby bed,
misc. items.
Robert Hassen 6
Household furniture, bike, misc. items.
Marcia Hassen B-13& C-10
Misc. boxes & items
Brad Swearlngen J-56
Table, recliner, sofa, cabinet,
misc. items
Lynda Davis 113
Misc. items
65696 CGS 7/7/14/05

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NOTICE FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the Port LaBelle Community Development District at
the District Office, 3293 Dellwood Terrace, LaBelle, FL until Wednesday, August
3, 2005, 1:30 p.m. The Bids will be opened immediately following the bid sub-
mittal deadline atthe District Office.
The project Is tied Storage Building Construction. The work consists of construc-
tion ofa 1,360 square feet CBS building and other associated work.
All materials furnished and all work performed, shall be in accordance with the
plans, specifications and contract documents pertaining thereto, which may be
examined at the office of Johnson-Prewitt and Associates, Inc., 850 W. Ventura
Ave., Post Office Box 1029, Clewiston, Florida 33440. The documents, plans,
and blank bid forms may be obtained from this office for a NON-REFUNDABLE
fee of $20.00 per set
A certified check or cashiers check on a National or State Bank or a bid bond In a
sum not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, made payable to
the Port LaBelle Community Development District, shall accompany each bid as
a guarantee that the bidder will not withdraw from the competition after opening
of the bids, and in the event the contract is awarded to the bidder, he will enter
into contract and furnish the required performance and payment bonds, failing
which, he shall forfeit the bid deposit as liquidated damages. The performance
and payment bonds shall be executed by a fully authorized surety, acceptable to
the owner and licensed by the State of Florida.
The owner reserves the right to hold all bids for thirty (30) days and to re ect any
and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors and informalities, or
to accept the bid in its judgment that serves the owner.
Ralph W. NIcholson, General Manager
Port LaBelle Community Development District
67054 COS/CB 7/7/05


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NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circutll
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 14th day of March 2005, in the cause
wherein Clara International LTD, Inc. was plaintiff and Rocky's Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, Melanie Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, in said Court. I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of the defendant Rockys
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-OOB-011.0 Also known as 1100 Quincy Avenue, Pioneer, FL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will offer for sale all the said defendants, Rocky's Roofing Corporation;
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, ridht. tile and Interest In the aforesaid real proper-
ty, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
action of the above-described execution.


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


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NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Roxanna Castleberry
909-13 Fla. Ave.
Clewlston, FL 33446
You are hereby notified that
the property stored by you
with Dyess Rentals, Unit
#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
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until JULY
26, 2002:00pm for Bid #006-0001,
PROPANE GAS LABELLE AREA.
SSpecifications will be'avalable at the
Board's Finance Office at 111 Curry
Street In LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100
to have the specifications faxed or
mailed.
Hendry County School Board
Rick Murphy, Chairman
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Celebrate July with the thrill of the summer grill


The arrival of summer brings
with it reasons to celebrate; and
many people honor the warm-
season tradition by firing up the
grill and hosting festive gather-
ings with family and friends. And
with many Americans wanting
to maintain healthier, slimmer
figures during the summer sea-
son, grilled foods can offer
healthy eating alternatives to
high-calorie, high-fat choices
that sabotage weight-loss plans.
But grillers beware: Grilled
doesn't always equal low calo-
rie. Just because it's made on
the grill and not fried in a pan
doesn't mean it constitutes a
healthy meal. While grilling is a
healthier way to prepare meals,
don't get tricked into thinking
that it's always the best option.
The key to delicious, healthy
grilling is smart substitutions.
For example, swap burgers
made from extra lean ground
.beef or turkey, or even veggie
burgers, for the classic versions.
And turkey franks are a great
alternative to beef franks.
The same goes for traditional
sides, such as chips: choose
baked over regular.
Oftentimes, plain produce,
such as corn, squash or zucchi-
ni, can be turned into a fabulous
treatbby adding a few calorie-free
spices or nonfat cooking spray
before grilling.


Try these fresh delicious
options for healthy grilling from
the new Weight Watchers cook-
book, Grill It!:
Fresh Tomato-Basil Bruschet-
ta, a combination of juicy toma-
to mixed with fresh basil and
olive oil, is sure to satisfy the
taste buds.
Snapper Fillets with Summer
Vegetables offers a light, healthy
dish with loads of flavor, and
complements the ripe and
refreshing flavors of the Tomato-
Basil Bruschetta appetizer.
Charred Bananas with Sweet
Lime Sauce is a satisfying ending
to a meal that combines the tan-
talizing flavors of ginger, lime,
and brown sugar to create a
luscious tropical treat.

Fresh tomato-basil
Bruschetta
makes four servings
four (1/2-inch-thick) slices
Tuscan or peasant bread, three
1/2 x 6 inches
one garlic clove, halved
eight fresh basil leaves, sliv-
ered
two teaspoons olive oil
two large ripe tomatoes, each
cut into eight slices
1. Spray the grill rack with
nonstick spray; prepare the grill
for a medium fire using the


direct method.
2. Place the bread slices, on
the edges of the grill rack; toast
just long enough to crisp and
char them lightly. Turn with
tongs, and toast the other sides.
3. Rub the bread with the gar-
lic halves; wrap loosely in foil to
keep warm.
4. Combine the basil and oil
in a small bowl, and gently toss
the tomatoes in the mixture.
-Arrange the tomato slices on the
bread slices and serve at once.
Points (r) value per serving:
two (1 slice): 117 Calories, four
grams Fat, one gram Saturated
Fat, zero grams Trans -Fat, zero
mg Cholesterol, 174 mg Sodium,
19 g Carbohydrates, two grams
Fiber, three grams Protein, 29
mg Calcium.
(Recipe from Weight Watch-
ers Grill It! 150 Flex.& Core Plan
Recipes.)

Snapper fillets with
summer vegetables
makes four servings '
four (5-ounce) red snapper
fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
pepper
one medium zucchini, cut
into thin strips
.one medium yellow squash,


cut into thin strips
1/2 small leek,


cut into thin


strips
one medium carrot, cut into
thin strips
four tablespoons bottled
clam juice, or fish or vegetable
broth
four lemon slices
1. Prepare the grill for a medi-
um fire using the direct
method*.
2. Lightly spray four (18-inch)
squares of foil with nonstick
spray. Place one fish fillet in the
center of each foil square and
season each with one-fourth of
'the salt and pepper; distribute
one- fourth each of the zucchini,
squash, leek, and carrot evenly
over each fillet. Top each with 1
tablespoon of the clam juice and
one lemon slice.
3. Make the packets by bring-
ing two sides of the foil up to
meet in the center and pressing
the edges together to seal. Then
fold the edges of each end
together to seal. Allowing room
for the packets to expand, crimp
the edges together to seal.
4. Place the packets on the
grill for 10 minutes. The packets
will puff up as the fish and veg-
etables cook. Remove the pack-
ets from the grill and open them
carefully, avoiding the steam.
Transfer the contents of each
packet to plates and serve at


once.
Points value per serving:
three (one snapper fillet and 1-
1/2 cups vegetables):
170 Calories, two grams Fat,
zero gram Saturated Fat, zero
grams Trans Fat, 50 mg Choles-
terol,399 mg Sodium, eight
grams Carbohydrates, two
grams Fiber, 30 grams Protein,
73 mg Calcium.
Recipe from Weight Watch-
ers Grill It! 150 Flex & Core Plan
Recipes.
(c) 2005 Weight Watchers
International, Inc. All rights
reserved.

Charred bananas
with sweet lime juice
makes four servings
one tablespoon + one tea-
spoon packed brown sugar
two teaspoons fresh lime,
juice .
1/2 teaspoon grated peeled
fresh ginger
two bananas, split lengthwise
1. Spray the grill rack with
nonstick spray; prepare the grill
for a hot
fire using the direct method.
2. To make the ginger sauce,
combine the sugar, lime juice,
and ginger in a small bowl. Set
aside.
3. Place the bananas on the


grill rack and grill until lightly
browned,
about three minutes on each
side. Transfer the bananas to
individual serving plates and
drizzle each with the ginger
sauce. Serve warm.
Tip: The bananas become a
bit soft as they grill, so try using
an extra-wide spatula to turn
them more easily. Use bananas
that are firm with no brown
spots as they will hold up better.
Points value per serving: one
(1/2 banana and one teaspoon
sauce): 69 Calories, Zero grams
Fat, zero grams Saturated Fat,
zero grams Trans Fat, zero mg
Cholesterol, two mg Sodium, 18
grams Carbohydrates, one gram
Fiber, .one gram Protein, seven
mg Calcium.
With the direct method of
grilling, food is placed. four to
fle inches directly above the
heat source of either a gas or
charcoal grill. This method
cooks food relatively quickly,
resulting in more browning on
the outside of the food.
Direct cooking is best suited
for smaller pieces of food such
as kebabs, steaks, chops, burg-
ers, or vegetables.
(Recipe from Weight Watch-
ers Grill It! 150 Flex & Core Plan
Recipes.)


FWC announces dates for Broward hunter safety course


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunters needing to get their
Hunter Safety certification from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) during 2005 are strongly
encouraged to take a course
early in the year as courses
scheduled just before and dur-
ing hunting season usually fill up
fast.
The dates and locations for
the next traditional course in
Broward County is:
July 9-10, from 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.. both days Markham Park
Shooting Range Clubhouse
16001 W. State Road 84,Sun-
rise. Attendance on both days is
mandatory.
Space is limited for all cours-
es. Reservations are required by
going online at





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need to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.

The free Hunter Safety
Course is available as a tradition-
al classroom program or as a
home-study course. Traditional
classroom courses are offered in
all of Florida's counties. Families
with children are encouraged to


attend a traditional course as
interaction with the instructors
help children and their parents
to better understand the course
materials and instructors can
answer questions and clarify
concepts, which cannot' be
accomplished with the on-line
or CD version.

Everyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, is required to pass
this course prior to purchasing a


hunting license. An adult is
required to accompany children
under 16 years of age to all class-
es. Children under 18 years of
age must present a Parental
Release Form signed by the
child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire
exercises. The interactive course
was developed in cooperation
with seven other southeastern
states to increase accessibility to


hunter safety programs.

A statewide schedule of
hunter safety classes is available
on the web at
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while you are there, be sure to
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