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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 28, 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 28, 2005 Volume 79, Number 6


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At a Glance

Officers to
be installed
The American Legion Post
299 of Moore Haven will have
its Annual installation of offi-
cers on Friday, August 12 at 7
p.m. The evening meal will be
catered and there is no
charge. This will be open to
the public and you do not
have to be a member for this
one occasion.

Say goodbye
to Dr. Valiant
Dr. Martha Valiant will be
retiring as Director of the
Hendry/Glades Health Depart-
ment at the end of August.
The official retirement party
will be Aug. 20, however, a
special reception is planned to
giver her clients and well
wishers a chance to give her a
nice "send off". All those
wishing to offer Dr. Valiant
their appreciation are invited
to the Hendry-Glades Health
Department in Clewiston on
Olympia Ave., Thursday, Aug.
11, from 2-4 p.m.

Moore Haven Lions
Club meetings
The Moore Haven Lions
Club has begun its summer
schedule. The next meeting
will be Tuesday, Aug. 9. There-
after, in September, the regu-
lar schedule. of meetings on
the second and fourth Tues-
day of each month will
resume. All meetings will have
dinner and are at the Ameri-
can -Legion Hall in Moore
Haven starting at 5:30 p.m. For
questions, please contact
Kirby Sullivan at (863) 946-
2556.
Applications are
now accepted
The Glades County Sheriff
Office is now accepting appli-
cations for a part-time posi-
tion (food service) Friday, Sat-
urday and Sunday. Three
times each day, breakfast 5:45
a.m., lunch 10:45 a.m. and
dinner 5 p.m. Applicants must
have a valid Florida Driver's
License. Hourly rate $7.25.
Applications may be picked
up at the Glades County Sher-
iff Office, 599 Avenue J, Moore
Haven, Florida or call (863)
946-1600.

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 join-
ing. If you are a/ member,
please plan to attend the
meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives
move forward, we will need a
host of knowledgeable volun-
teers to serve on various com-
mittees and we encourage
your participation.


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Index
Classified ... .. .20-23,
Obituaries .......... 2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .9
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County hires new consultant


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN In a signifi-
cant step forward towards bring-
ing a profitable change to county
policy, the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners moved to
actively investigate and authorize a
strategic plan for implementing
impact fees.
The move should prove to be a
. noteworthy decision, if the eventu-
al use of impact fees is successful.
At the Glades BOCC meeting
on Monday, July 25, the board


began with a presentation by Dr.
Jim Nicholas, an affiliate professor
of Law at the Levin College of Law
at the University of Florida. The
presentation was scheduled on
the agenda of the regular meeting,
which was recessed and contin-
ued on Tuesday morning.
Dr. Jim Nicholas was hired and
asked to prepare a study and sur-
vey that would advise the Board of
County Commissioners as to how
to properly adopt impact fees. Dr.
Nicholas, who has extensive expe-
rience as an international expert in


Antique roses: Old world beauty


Ancient


flowers:


The rose

By Barbara Oehlbeck
Those old world roses,
antique roses in other words,
roses that are very old like over
100 years, have not lasted into the
21st century without being hale
and hardy, and that over most of
the world.
According to history, it wasn't
until well into the 18th century
that roses from China were
brought to Europe at which time
mass hybridization of roses from.
the two continents began. That
was in the 1860s, and that's when
'Old Garden Roses began to take
a back seat in favor of the hybrid
teas the beginning of what is
known as modern roses -
.As a result many of the OGRs
Were lost from neglect and lack
of interest. They simply faded into
obscurity as the modern hybrid
teas with their classic forms,
extraordinary colors and long
stems stole the hearts of rose
lovers over much of the world,
particularly those whose primary
interest in roses was and is -
to win show ribbons. Also adding
to the magnetic charm of these
newly developed hybrids was
their "ever-blooming" character-
istics.
For those who call Old World
Roses strangers, perhaps it's
enough to say that obviously they
have not worn out their wel-
come. Their masses of blooms
particularly climbers that grow to
30 feet, and shrubs, sweet smells
and subtle colors, their massive
sizes of both bushes and blooms
and their incredible longevity are
reasons enough to have them in
your life and garden. And yet,
there is another reason especially
in view of the busy lives many of
us lead:,
Old Garden/Antique/Roses of
Yesterday are extremely disease
free, thus they require no spray-
ing. In Florida's high porosity soil,
these roses will lead much happi-
er lives if they are fed/fertilized at
least now and then, preferably


natural resource and land use
managements will formulate the
proper implementation of the
impact fees, which must be in
agreement with state legislative
directives for infrastructure con-
currency and Florida Department
of Community Affairs regulations.
An Associate Director of UF's
Environmental and Land Use Law
Program, Dr. Nicholas has also
been broadly versed in practicing
and studying Florida growth man-
agement legislation, urban land
economics, urban and regional


planning, and environmental and
urban problems.
Dr. Nicholas emphasized the
need to document the rationale for
enacting the user fees to define the
necessity of the impact fee struc-
ture, since a direct link between
the initial impact fee payment
from a taxpayer, and the service it
funds, must be established.
Of the 32 of Florida's 67 coun-
ties, which have adopted impact
fee ordinances, Osceola County
collects the highest at $14,000 per
building permit issued for a single-


family home, with $1,250 being
the lowest for Wakulla County.
Dr. Nicholas will be paid
$12,500, which will cover study-
ing, compiling and reporting on
-the elements of Transportation
and Public Safety, which encom-
passes Emergency Management,
law enforcement, emergency
medical, and fire protection.
Dr. Nicholas noted that
because new growth affects other
See Fees Page 12


New manager



settling into



county job


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Newly
hired county manager Wendell-
H. Taylor has settled rather effi-
ciently into his position as the
interim manager of Glades
County. He attended his first
Glades Board of County Com-
missioners regular meeting as
the Glades County manager on
Monday, July25.
Originally hired to oversee
the county's managerial duties
for a tentative period of two to
three months, Mr. Taylor was
told he would be fairly consid-
ered for the permanent position
as the Glades Board of County
Commissioners peruses several
applicants for the position in the


Submitted to Independent Newspapers/Barbara Oehlbeck
Roses have decorated tables, porches, buildings, and
landscapes for hundreds of years and bring a sense of
old world charm into any modern day home.


with a natural/organic fertilizer.
And it must be said again:
These antique roses will grow
bigger, will produce larger
blooms over a longer period of
time and in many instances the
colors will be intensified when
they are grafted onto Florida's
rootstock of choice, fortuniana.
Some of these old roses bloom
only once or maybe two times
yearly, however most of them are
repeat bloomers, meaning ever
blooming.
A notable case regards Mrs B.
R. Cant. She is o\ er a centurN old
having been developed in 1901.
"She" has been growing for two
years in our garden and is still not
a large bush. However consider-
ing the bush size, it produces
many of blooms of average size.


At another garden in Glades
County, Mrs. Cant is ecstatic
growing on fortuniana rootstock.
She's been growing in that gar-
den for the same length of time
as our two years. This Summer I
stood on one side of that bush
and counted well over 100
blooms without moving! The
bush is over seven feet tall and
just as wide. The difference? This
one is grafted onto fortuniana
rootstock while the one in our
garden is growing on its own
roots. The ideal is to invite two
Mrs. Cant to grow in your garden!
One on its own roots and one on
fortuniana. And, Mrs. Cant loves
to beautify your life as a cut rose.
She will last (depending upon
See Roses -Page 12


Thinking outside the pile


Who would ever have
thought except Mark Renz
- that a novel could be
inspired by a pile of dirt? Well,
it's a fact that's just surfaced.
"Doug's Ark" is a small, fas-
cinating novel that evolves
around an adolescent dung
beetle named Doug who has
four friends, a sloth, a camel, a
horse, and a mammoth and
they've all gathered around a
West Florida watering hole
some 500,000 years ago.
It takes someone like Mark
Renz to conjure up an opportu-
nity to explore our own place in
the universe by seeing our lives
through the eyes of diverse
species.
Through the pages of
"Doug's Ark", the small hero,
Doug, goes on an intellectual
adventure with his four friends,
Millie, Herb, Cedric and Shutzal,
as they test the tribal lore and
receive wisdom of their ances-
tors against the force of their
budding intellects. The ques-


tion is asked: Are we all created
equals? Or, is each species for
itself, or does living together
translate to kindness for all?
And these questions: How do
we know if we're happy? Does
faith help or hinder?
If Millie's God lives in a glori-
ous dung mountain in the sky,
will the Wild Bunch Debating
Society ever sing from the hym-
nal? And what if the God of the
camel and sloth hate songs of
praise?
Doug's Ark is a clever ver-
sion of the story of life, seeing
our modern-day world through
the eyes and thoughts of these
creatures living in a bygone era
shows us our own present-day
foibles in a less threatening con-
text. After all, Doug's world is
our world and it's a bit more
than a little surprising how
much we can learn from some-
one as lowly as a dung beetle. .
Imagine a creature with
Huck Finn's sense of adventure
and Socrates' love of a good


argument and you've got Doug,
the dynamic dung beetle. Like
most of us, Doug's chief labor is
taking what life dishes out and
turning it into sustenance -
without losing direction and
self-respect in the process. And,
again like a lot of us, Doug finds
his greatest comfort in the com-
pany of a few close friends.
Along with Millie, the mam-
moth, and Shutzal, the ground
sloth, Doug surveys a world
evolving, a place of terrible
beauty and unending excite-
ment. Aesop never told a more
illuminating fable than Mark
Renz spins here.
The author, Mark Renz, is a
do-gooder. He's after your con-
science, not your wallet. He
simply will not rest easy until
everyone in the world is warm,
well-fed and cracking jokes
with each other. But first, we've
got to learn to get along. Every
do-gooder has an intellectual
See Review Page 12


coming weeks.
Among some of the manag-
er's immediate concerns was
the need for a Ford tractor to
carry out tasks at the county
landfill. Mr. Taylor informed the
BOCC that he had received a
request by the landfill director
that a purchase of a $47,000
Ford tractor was needed to pull
a 2,000 gallon water tank to the
top of the landfill. Mr. Taylor's
county manager's report also
pointed out that the money was
in the budget for the purchase.
The request was given
approval, along with a notice
that an ordinance adopted Nov.
9, 2004 granted the county man-
See Manager Page 12


College gets



funding from



Bonita Bay


LABELLE The Bonita Bay
Group has stepped forward with
a $30,000 gift to the Edison Col-
lege Foundation to help the col-
lege hire a full-time professor for
its future Hendry/Glades campus
and further the institution's goal
of delivering high-quality educa-
tion to Hendry and Glades Coun-
ty students. The contribution will
fund nearly one-third of the cost
of hiring a full-time professor.
"This donation is a huge step
toward brighter futures and addi-


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tional educational opportunities
for students living in LaBelle,
Moore Haven and Clewiston,
and builds upon Edison's more
than 43-year commitment to
higher education in Southwest
Florida," said Dr. Kenneth Walk-
er, district president of Edison
College. "First, the company in
partnership with Bryan Paul of
the Paul Family generously
donated property for a new
See Campus Page 12


4*


Submitted to Independent Newspapers/Barbara Oehlbeck
Author Mark Renz grew up in the Hendry/Glades area and his
real life adventures are easily translated into wonderful tales of
fact and fantasy.






Thursday, July 28, 2005


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duty and how to apply them in
their military performance and
personal conduct. Chailland will
join 36,000 other men and
women who comprise Coast
Guard's force.
Men and women train togeth-
er from the first day in the Coast
Guard just as they do aboard
ships and shore units throughout
the world. To reinforce the team
concept, Chailland, and other
recruits were trained in prevent-
ing sexual harassment, drug and
alcohol awareness, civil rights
training, and the basics of the
work-life balance, as well as total
quality management.
Chailland is a 2003 graduate of
Moore Haven High School of
Moore Haven.


Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Kaden-William Michael Damms


Kaden-William
Michael Damms
Kaden-William Michael
Damms was born to Renee Var-
num and Adrian Damms, of
Clewiston, on Thursday, June
30, 2005 at 1:01 p.m. in Gulf
Coast Hospital. He weighed 6
pounds 3.5 ounces and was 19
inches long.


Maternal grandparents are
Thomas and Caitlyn Loftis Sr. of
Clewiston and Jonathan John-
son Jr. of Kathleen.
Paternal grandparents are
Michael and Cherryl Damms of
Lake Park.
Kaden was welcomed home
by his big sisters Laice, Lauryn
and Leeana Varnum of Clewis-
ton and big brother Nicholas
Damms of LaBelle.


Graduates


Dale Lewis Yates
In Remembrance of
Dale Lewis Yates
March 30, 1934-July 9, 2005


Bessie Mae Atkins
We the family of the late Bessie
Mae Atkins of Pahokee would like
to take this opportunity to say
thank you for all acts of kindness
that everyone has shown toward
us during our period of bereave-
ment in the loss of our mother.
Continue to keep us in your
prayers and we will do the same
for you all. Again a great big thank
you to all. From the Atkins family.
Sandra Kaye Story
Sandra Kaye Story, 56, of
Clewiston passed away July 23,
2005. Sandra was born March 12,
S1949 in Stuart to the late Deats
Wilson Rowell and the late Leeta
"Brewer" Rowell. She had resided
in Clewiston for 41 years. She
retired.in 2004, from the Hendry
Count\ Clerks office in Clewiston.
Survivors included the love of
her, life Clifton Story, sons Clifton
.Waine Stor\ of Bishop, GA.; Ray-
nond \\esley Story (Sonya) of
Moore Haven, Robert Wayne
Story (Tara); brother Arthur Row-
ell of Clewiston; sisters Mary Ann
Frier of Okeechobee, Sue Par-
ramore of Tallahassee, Faye Rus-
sell of Tampa, and five grandchil-
dren.
Graveside services were held
Tuesd&d, July 26, 2005 at 5 p.m. at
the Ridgelawn Cemetery with Rev.
Jimmy-Kidd officiating.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of Akin-
Davis Funeral home in Clewiston.
Patricia E Runge
Patricia F. Runge, 74, of Clewis-
ton, formerly of Boca Raton
passed away July 22, 2005, at
Boynton Beach.
Patricia-was -born Aug. 24,
1930, at Ogdensburg, N.Y. to the
family of John Fournier and Effie
Derbyshire Fournier. She was
retired from the First Federal Sav-
ings and Loan of Delray Beach.
Survivors include her husband
Paul Runge. of Clewiston; sons
David Miller of Chicago, IL., Jeffrey
Miller of Orlando, Fla.; daughters
Debra Carrillo of Boynton Beach,
Catherine Coulter of Boca Raton;


step-children Paul Runge of
Jupiter, Brain Runge of Lake
Placid, Martha Martin of Platts-
burgh, NY, Cynthia Garafale of.
Thiels NY, Karen D'Elia of
Raieigh, NC.; brother-Larry Foum-
ler of California; sisters June Jones
of Hartford, NY, Elizabeth Smith of
Westermoreland, NY., 20 grand-
children, and three great-grand-
children.
Funeral -services -were held
Tuesday, July 26, at the First Bap-
tist Church in Boynton Beach with
Rev. Mark Ramirez officiating.
Visitation took place Monday,
July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Scobee Combs-Bowgen Funeral
Home in Boynton Beach.
All arrangements were by
Akin- Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston.


Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Ashely Wynne Toms
Ashely Wynne Toms, daugh-
ter of Tommy and Kimberly
Toms of Moore Haven, graduat-
ed from the University of Florida
on May 1, 2005 with a bachelor
of arts in elementary education.
Ashely was also named to the
Dean's List for the spring semes-
ter. In order to achieve this
honor, a student must have a
3.75 GPA and carry a 15-hour
class load. Ashely will be teach-
ing first grade at Moore Haven
Elementary this year.


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Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Rodni (Barton) Cruz
Rodni (Barton) Cruz M.D.
graduated from St. Vincent Hospi-
tal Obstetrics and Gynecology res-
idency program on June 30, 2005.
After graduating from the Univer-
sity of Florida College of Medicine,
Rodni entered residency in Indi-
anapolis, Indiana. She and her
husband Robert, and their four
children Robert, Mallory, Max and
Charlie moved to Maui, Hawaii
where she has joined Hawaii Per-
manente Medical Group in
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Moore Haven, Fla., recently grad-
uated from the U.S. Coast Guard
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During the eight-week training
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There's a commercial on tele-
vision showing a bikini-clad
woman demonstrating an exer-
cise machine. She proudly pro-
claims that she is 50 years old
and is in the best shape of her,
life.
Thanks to modern health
care, Americans are living longer
and have more incentive to take
better care of themselves. Exer-
cise and proper diet can help
you not only live longer, but also
to stay healthy and active as you
get older.
A few years ago, I noticed a
number of researchers use the
term "biological age" as
opposed to "chronological age".
Your "biological age" deals with
how fast your body is aging, gen-
erally based on how well you are
treating it.
There are a number of differ-
ent tests the various researchers
use to determine biological, age.
Most include height, weight,
blood pressure, health history,
ability to do exercises (such as if
you can touch your toes or how
many sit-ups you can do without
stopping) and lifestyle factors
such as whether or not you
smoke, how often you eat fried
foods, etc.
I used hypothetical profiles to
compare what lifestyle differ-
ences can mean to a person's
lifespan.
For example, a 50-year-old
non-smoker, who is 5 feet, 5
inches tall and weighs 130
pounds, exercisesfor at least 30
minutes five times a week,
avoids fast food restaurants and
in general follows a healthy
lifestyle might have a "biological
age" of 41.
A 25-year-old smoker, who is
5 feet, 5 inches tall, weights 150
pounds, rarely makes time for
exercise and eats at fast food
restaurants five times a week,
might have a "biological age" of
36.
At this rate in a few years, the
25-year-old might have a "bio-
logical age" older than the 50-
year-old.
In reviewing the factors the
researchers use to determine
"biological health," I found'
some interesting items. Factors
that might add years to yoqr life
include: .
..Avoid fad diets. "Yo-yo",
weight loss and gain can be hard
on .your body. If you are over-
weight, a sensible, healthy diet
can safely help you lose up to
two pounds a week. If you are
losing weight at a faster rate, you
should be under a doctor's care.
When you wake up in the
morning, don't jump out of bed
right away. Take a few minutes
to stretch and to mentally pre-



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Opinion
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A
Healthier ,
Life f


with Katrina Elsken

pare yourself for the day. (This
does not mean it is all right to go
back to sleep.)
High protein snacks mid-
morning and mid-afternoon can
help keep your blood sugar con-
stant and keep you energized.
Sugary snacks can give you an
immediate burst of energy but
then your blood sugar will drop
even more, leaving you even
more tired.
A little caffeine can be good
for you, but more than two serv-
ings a day can be harmful.
Remember a soft drink may
have as much caffeine as a cup
of coffee so read the labels.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
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prescription medications. Some
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Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Members of the Order of the Eastern Star brought stuffed
animals into Hope Hospice for patients of all ages to enjoy.
From left to right, Mrs. Doris Benoit Mr. Dan Button, Care
400 Regional Manager, Sharon Inman, Clinical Manager, Dr.
Jim Longmore, Physician Miss Jessie Espinosa and Mrs.
Maggie Whitten, Worthy Matron of Moore Haven Chapter
#116, Order of the Eastern Star.

Order members donate

stuffed animals to Hospice


Members of, Moore Haven
Chapter #116, Order of the Eastern
Star, recently presented Hope Hos-
pice of care region #400 in Clewis-
ton stuffed animals for their use in
caring for young patients.
Receiving the stuffed animals
were Dan Button, care Region
Manager, Sharon Inman, Clinical
Manager, and Dr. Jim Longmore,
Physician. Presenting the stuffed
animals were Mrs. Doris Benoit,
Miss Jessie Espinosa, and Mrs. Mag-
gie Whitten, Worthy Matron of the
local chapter. Other Eastern Stars
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Simple things can



mean so much


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Remember the song words,
"Count your many blessings, name
them one by one. Count your many
blessings, see what God has done!"
This last week I experienced some-
thing that helped remind me of the
many blessings that I sometimes
take for granted.
My wife Kathy and I spent a
week at Camp Pioneer, a special
camp experience for mentally chal-
lenged individuals. Set up about 15
years ago, individuals from around
the state volunteer to give up one
week of their lives to be a "buddy"
to a mentally challenged individual.
These special buddies spend their
week helping their campers have a
wonderful week of camp activities,
crafts, Bible studies, and family fel-
lowship activities with other
campers.
The tragic part is that the num-
ber of campers is limited to the
number of volunteer buddies, and
there is always a waiting list. The
blessing is that most of those who
are able to come have one of their
best experiences of their year at the
camp. As a matter of fact, several
started packing in March for the
July camp. It's that important in
their lives.
It is also important in the lives of
their family or caretakers. One set
of parents shared that they had not
' had a break from care taking for 35
years before their "child" started
coming to Camp Pioneer. Another
mother shared with tears in her
eyes, "Thank you so much for hav-
ing this camp." I was humbled.
Many times we take the simple
things for granted. I was with these
special people for a week, and was
well loved. But at the end of the
week I was physically and emo-
tionally exhausted. It was a good
exhaustion, but the only way I
could do it 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, for every day of the
year would be by the grace and
strength of God. I imagine that's


how many of these caretakers do it.
May God continue to bless them
and all of you who have this special
ministry!
During the week, we have Bible
studies, chapel time, swimming,
camp games, crafts, and lots.of fun.
But what is really special is the love
freely shared. It doesn't matter
whether you are tall, short, big,
small, red or yellow, black or white,
or even green or purple, you are
freely accepted and seen as some-
thing special.
Would that we
could do that
everywhere!
Without
exception,
those of us who
serve as bud-
dies receive
more that we
give. God's love Pastor
is a lot like that. John Hicks
On a whim, I
took a number of campers out in a
field away from trees, buildings,
and people, and let them drive the
camp golf cart. I didn't realize how
much that five minutes of driving
meant to some of the campers.
Several shared that that was the
high point of their week. Again I
was humbled..Many times it is the
little things we do that make the
most difference in the lives of oth-
ers things that we take for grant-
ed!
The challenge for us is to keep
looking for ways to reach out to
others and touch them with
moments of caring and sharing.
Who knows how much that five-
minute sacrifice out of our time will
mean to those we reach out to?
Who knows how much God will
use the little things we do to make a
big difference? Simple things can
mean much and make a differ-
ence. In the love of God, for the
love of God, reach out and touch a
life and remember that even the
little thingsbecome, much when
placed in the Master's hands. -


Letter to the Editor


We need protection,
less window-dressing
Dear editor:
With flashbulbs popping in
Naples earlier this month, envi-
ronmental officials from the
White House and five states bor-
dering the Gulf of Mexico
announced that they will now
work together to clean up the
Gulf.
It made for some nice head-
lines and TV sound bites about a
slickly named "Ocean Action
Plan," initiated by Gov. Jeb Bush
and backed by President George
W. Bush. Sadly, the plan is a
string of vague goals that will
likely generate some fat expense
reimbursement checks for fancy
meetings, but hold little promise
for real progress. An honest
effort would begin with an
acknowledgement that both
Bushes .have been lax in enforc-
ing environmental laws. If we
enforced the laws on the books,
the Gulf would be healthier right
now.
The first 'big meeting was at
Naples' Rookery Bay. A Florida
Department of Environmental


Protection press release
describes the "pristine estuarine
waters of Rookery Bay."
Pristine? Far from it. Rookery
Bay is polluted because Florida
and the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency have failed to
protect it, just like they have
failed to protect the dozens of
waterways that dump into the
beleaguered Gulf. Instead of
enforcing the Clean Water Act,
our regulators are protecting
polluters who wreck our beach-
es and public fishing grounds.
Even some of the sessions at the
Naples meeting were closed to
reporters and the public the
very public that uses the Gulf!
Bush's plan for the Gulf has
goals like "cooperation" and
"identifying and characterizing
Gulf habitats." But the reality,
just like the truth behind the
mirage of a "pristine" Rookery
Bay, is different. Rookery Bay's
fish have mercury contamina-
tion. The electric power indus-
try, a major source of mercury
pollution, has played a key role,
in weakening clean-water pro-
tections. The agencies complied
with industry wishes.
To protect the Gulf, we must


protect the wetlands that filter
runoff. But regulators have done
nothing. A St. Petersburg Times
investigation found that the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers has
rubber-stamped permits to fill
wetlands in Florida more than
any other state. In 2003, for
example, the Corps approved
3,400 wetland-destruction per-
mits and rejected just one. EPA,
DEP and the Corps could stop
this. Instead, they bend to devel-
opers time after time.
The EPA, now trumpeting the
"Ocean Action Plan," floated a
different plan this year to allow
partially treated sewage to dump
into waterways during high
rains which in Florida is most
of the time. Citizen outrage, and
the threat of lawsuits, killed this
scheme.
, The EPA and Florida also
gave permission to take polluted
phosphate waste from a bank-
rupt plant near Tampa, load it
onto barges, and dribble it all
over the Gulf of Mexico at tax-
payer expense. Soon after that,
we had dolphins washing up on
Gulf beaches, dead by red tide.
Now, the EPA and Florida are
ready to let paper mills build


pipelines to move their waste
further toward the Gulf. The
paper mills have already poi-
soned smaller waterways so
badly that fish are changing sex.
Even when dumped in larger
waterways, DEP will have to
give the paper mills exemptions
from many water-quality
requirements to justify new per-
mits.
When pressured to go after
polluters, regulators resorted to
a paperwork fix: They simply
deleted still-contaminated
streams from the official
cleanup list. Poof! Conservation
groups had to go to court to get
the Clean-Water Act enforced.
We all want a clean Gulf. We
have laws to stop this pollution.
Too bad we've got window-
dressing instead of political will.
Linda Young
EDITOR'S NOTE: Ms. Young
is the director of the 'Clean
Water Network Southeast, a
coalition of 155 grassroots
organizations working to pro-
tect Florida's waters. She can be
reached at llyoung2@earth-
link.net.


London, Oklahoma City and Jerusalem,- the new one


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewis-
ton
Jesus spoke with great
anguish when He spoke to the
crowds about Jerusalem, "0
Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the
prophets and stoning those who
are sent to you! How often
would I have gathered your chil-
dren together as hen gathers her
brood under her wings, and you
would not." (Matthew 23:37)
There is great disappoint-
ment and sadness when he
looks at the place that is sup-
posed to be a beacon to dark-
ened world and to found that
God was rejected there. Those
who were destined to lead were
killing the prophets and killing
their true leaders.
I tried to listen to the "mes-
sage beneath the message"
these past few weeks from Lon-
don as the British were first


shocked by the terrorist bomb-
ings, and then shocked when
they learned that these horrors
didn't come from foreign agents
but from children that were
born and grew .
up among
them. Those
that were nur-
tured and edu-
cated in a life
of freedom
and democra- a
cy, neighbors
and friends of
those .who Rev. Samuel
were attacked, S.Thomas
were the ones
to be accused of betraying what
was given to them.
I remember the shock here
when the Oklahoma City federal
building was bombed and the
first reaction was that "an
enemy has done this." Surely it
must have been foreign terror-
ists or enemy saboteurs. There
was a similar shock when it
turned out to be a homegrown


young man who was born and
grew up among us who went
to our schools and served in our
military.
Terry Nichols didn't illegally
cross our borders or take train-
ing in a terrorist camp in the
Mid-East. I can envisiQanpeople
in England now saying to the
souls, of those attackers who
were killed in the four bombings
in London, "How could you?"
I can vision the Lord recalling
his hopes for Jerusalem that
were dashed when all of the
people thought, "We're the
best" and "We've got it right,"
only to ignore the prophets or
destroy them. We are a great
people, not because of our great
security networks or our might,
but because we have a better
way of life. At some level, we
can prevail because we bear
armor or better weapons.
I have noticed certain zeal
among some second-generation
immigrants, born in another
country than their parents and


with an imagined mystique
about the place that was left
behind. In the same way that
orphaned children brought up in
faith, each time we fail to share
the lessons of our heritage, we
set the stage.
* I believe that we have the
answers for those who suppress
freedoms, incite terror, sow dis-
content, cause hatred. The
answers, though, come from re-
affirming what we take for.grant-
ed and, more importantly, why.
The early Christians who
overthrew empires and changed
the known world did so by living
their beliefs, sharing them,
demonstrating them, welcom-
ing those who had doubts, giv-
ing themselves for their faith
Jesus' disappointment and
despair was vindicated, the new
Jerusalem was seen as it should
have been and shined as a bea-
con in the hopes and hearts of
those who changed the world.
That's our call too.


Environmentalhorticulture is fastest growing industry


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My dog Joey
is three years old and has never had
his teeth cleaned. He does have
some brown stuff on his back
teeth, and has really bad breath.
How often does a dog need to have
their teeth cleaned? Thanks, Sara in
Loxahatchee.
A: Hey Sara! Most pets need to
have their teeth cleaned about once
a year as a general rule. Some how-
ever, need to have it more or even
less. The best thing to do is have
your veterinarian make that determi-
nation with an exam. Make sure
your pet visits the vet's office about
every six months for a general health
check and vaccinations. Thanks for
the great question. Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My cat Felici-
ty is a beautiful Persian cat! She has
been a little neglected lately
because my work schedule has
been so .crazy. Lately she has so
many knots in her coat, and I can't
get them out. Is it ok to have her
shaved? Will her coat grow back
pretty or uneven? Thanks for the
great forum you provide the public


for pet questions! Paul, in Clewis-
ton.
A: Hello Paul, and it is my pleas-

idea to have
your cat
-shaved. I rec-
ommend a
haircut called
the lion cut. It
will look t R
adorable and "
her coat will
grow back lovely. It may even be
something you will want to do
once a year to help prevent a mat-
ted coat. My opinion is that it is best
done while sedated, so see your
veterinarian's office for an appoint-
ment for it.
Take care Paul, and best dishes,
Doc Savvy.
E-mail all your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your answers weekly in The Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into Doc
Savvy's pet call in show, "TheSavvy
Vet Show" each Thursday at 10:30
a.m. on 93.5FM TheBigDawg!


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GAINESVILLE The nation-
wide boom in housing and other
construction associated with
urban development is driving
one of the fastest growing seg-
ments of U.S. agriculture,
according to a new economic
study by the University of Florida
and the University of Tennessee.
"The $147 billion environ-
mental horticulture industry -
also known as the 'green indus-
try' is not only one of the
nation's fastest-growing busi-
nesses, but it continues to
expand even during reversion-
ary periods," said Alan Hodges,
an economist with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences and one of three authors
of the national study.
He said the research is the
.first to evaluate the economic
impact of the green industry for
the entire United States, and it
shows how the industry con-
tributes to personal income and
job growth in local and regional
economies.
Nationwide, the industry gen-
erates a total of $147.8 billion in
output or sales, 1.9 million jobs,
$64.3 billion in labor income
and $6.9 billion in indirect busi-
ness taxes. The industry gener-
ates $95.1 billion in value-added
impacts, which represent the
value of output less the value of
purchased inputs used in the
production of goods or services
for final consumption.
The industry consists of a
variety of businesses involved in
production, distribution and
services associated with orna-
mental plants, landscape and
garden supplies and equipment,
Hodges said. It includes whole-
sale nurseries, greenhouses and
sod growers, as well as land-
scape architects, contractors
and maintenance firms, retail
garden centers and various other
retail stores selling plants and
garden supplies.
In addition, he said the indus-
try is linked to urban forestry by
providing plant material and
professional personnel for grow-
ing, maintaining and managing
city trees.


Besides Hodges, those partic-
ipating in the study include
Charles Hall, an agricultural
economist at the University of
Tennessee in Knoxville, and
John Haydu, an agricultural
economist at UF's Mid-Florida
Research and Education Center
in Apopka.
Hall said results of the study
will help legislators and other
decision makers understand the
economic importance of the
environmental horticulture
industry. "There are several key
labor, emissions and water-relat-
ed issues that are currently being
debated, and the results of this
study will help clarify the impact
of various policy alternatives,"
Hall said.
Robert Dolibois, executive
vice president of the American
Nursery and Landscape Associa-
tion in Washington,. D.C., said
the study shows how the green
industry is expanding its contri-
bution to the economy and
improving the nation's managed
landscapes on a massive scale.
"It is worth noting that a
dominant portion of this indus-
try's activity is conducted by
thousands and thousands of pri-
vately held, small businesses,"
he said. "They are a significant
engine for creating new jobs,
and the industry is a gateway of
opportunity for entrepreneurs
nationwide.
"With the nation's demo-
graphics driving this growth, we
can expect even larger numbers
in future studies, as long as the
industry has access to a legal
and sustainable workforce,"
Dolibois said.
For the production and man-
ufacturing sectors, including
nurseries and greenhouses,
lawn and garden equipment
manufacturers, and greenhouse
manufacturers, the study shows
the total output impact was
$34.6 billion. These sectors cre-
ated 300,677 jobs with a value-
added impact of $20.4 billion.
For the horticultural service
sectors of, landscape services
and landscape architects, the
total output impact was $57.8


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billion. These sectors created
753,557 jobs with a value-added
impact of $39 billion.
For the wholesale/retail trade
sectors, the total output impact
was $55.5 billion, generating
910,104 jobs and a $35.3 billion
value-added impact.
In terms of employment and
value-added impact, the largest
individual sectors were land-
scaping services, generating
704,875 jobs and $35.6 billion in
value-added; lawn and garden
stores (347,916 jobs and $14.8
billion); nursery and'greenhous-
es (261,408 jobs and $18.1 bil-
lion); florists-(200,461 jobs and
$4 billion) and building material
supply stores (123,591 jobs and
$6.5 billion).
Other sectors covered in the
study included general mer-
chandise stores with a value-
added impact of $4 billion, land-
scape architects ($3.5 billion),
lawn and garden equipment
manufacturers ($2.6 billion),
lawn and garden equipment
wholesalers ($2.7 billion),
wholesale flower, nursery stock


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Regionally, the total value-
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industry was the largest in the
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Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
activity report is not an indication
of guilt. Anyone listed in the
arrest reports may contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case for publication.
Belle Glade Police
Department
July 18: Arnold Dale
Buchanan, 39, Possession of


Cocaine; Israel Hester, 37, War-
rant/Molestation of a vending
machine
July 19: Robert Earl Smith, 39,
Attempted murder, grand theft
Ziatavan Griffen, 20, Robbery
by sudden snatching.
July 20: Gorida Glover, 35, Fail-
ure to appear warrant, Petit theft
Deric Wills, 31, Battery
Juvenile, 12, Contempt of
court warrant/aggravated battery,


failure to appear warrant.
July 21: Matthew Thomas, 29,
Violation of probation
warrant/possession of marijuana.
Deric Willis, 31, Burglary
Evens Raymond, 26, Simple
Battery Possession of Marijuana
under 20 grams resisting officer
without violence criminal mis-
chief
July 22: Juvenile, 16, Grand
theft auto


Frank Smith, 22, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams war-
rant/traffic
July 23: Aurthur Murphy, 38,
leaving the scene of an accident
with injury
July 24: Derby Richards, 25,
Battery
Carolyn Rolle, 29, Battery
Marquel Brown, 29, Battery
Froncir Aime Moise, 22, Bur-
glary, Grand Theft


PD warns of spread of counterfeits + Harvest Academy +

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza began approximately two months scenarios, according to Lt. Wheel- end up with a fake $20 bill. S c I o
BELLE GLADE The Belle ago, escalating to the point now ihan. The copies seem to be sim- Searching for the thread that runs hlriStan chool
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Glade Police Department urges all
local business owners and resi-
dents alike to take a closer look at
their money. If citizens are not
careful, officers say, they may find
themselves the victims of a coun-
terfeit scheme.
A recent rash of counterfeit
$20 bills has begun popping up
throughout the city and the crimi-
nals behind the act have so far
gone without being caught.
While the police department
continues its investigation in an
effort to solve the crimes, they
hope that citizens will use caution
when receiving currency and they
recommend a few simple steps to
avoid becoming one of the crimi-
nals' latest victims.
According to police, the rash


where the officers nave close to
two-dozen bills collected. It
means that the criminals have
gotten away with approximately
$500 in free merchandise from
local business owners.
Lieutenant Robert Wheelihan
with the police department is
hoping that the criminals will stop
doing what they are doing, but it
does not seem likely. There are
currently no hard leads for the
pqlice to follow, only the trail of
counterfeit bills cashed at conven-
ience stores and grocery stores
throughout the city.
With computer technology
advancing at such a rapid pace, it
becomes easier each year for
criminals to print out authentic-
looking copies of U.S. currency. It
remains one of the most likely


pie color copies that closely
.resemble an actual $20 bill. Clos-
er inspection reveals the truth.
"We encourage everyone to
pay closer attention to their cur-
rency, especially $20 bills," said
Lieutenant Wheelihan.
The fake bills seem to come
from the same source, with three
unique serial numbers common
among the bills. The paper the
fake bills are printed is not of
good quality, according to Lieu-
tenant Wheelihan, and whoever
is making them seems to be
crumpling the bills to make them
look more worn than if they had
just been printed from a copier.
Taking the time to search for
the watermark that is embedded
in real currency will greatly
reduce the chance that you may


UoWII tie bills is anotlier indica-
tor.
According to Lieutenant
Wheelihan, it is not the first time
the police department has had to
break up a counterfeit scheme. A
few years ago, the police arrested
individuals from out of town who
were found to have a similar opera
ation out of their home. As soon
as the suspects were arrested, the
counterfeit bills stopped as well.
At this point it is not certain
whether those individuals are
involved in this case.
Mr. Wheelihan asks residents
with knowledge of the crime to
contact the Belle Glade Police
Department at 996-7271 with
more information. You may
remain anonymous.


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Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Editor's note: The person or
persons listed in the following
arrest report do not indicate guilt.
Any person or persons listed in
the report may contact the news-
paper upon final disposition of
their case forpublication.
Narcotics arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces


the arrest of Juan Yanes of Montu-
ra Estates for Felony Possession of
Marijuana with intent to sell, Pos-
session of Marijuana with intent
to Distribute and Possession of
Narcotics Equipment for the Cul-
tivation of Marijuana.
The July 19, arrest was the
result of an investigation conduct-
ed by members of the Hendry


County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division. During a
search of Yane's residence at 725
South Shetland Street, in Montura
Estates, harvested marijuana was
found drying, along with a num-
ber of live plants and narcotics
paraphernalia for growing and
cultivating marijuana.
Yanes was booked into the


Hendry County Jail. This arrest
and seizure follows closely on the
heels of a $63 million drug bust in
January of 2005, which is one of
the biggest marijuana busts on
record in the state of Florida in the
same area of the county and is a
further statement of Sheriff Lee's
goal to drive illegal drugs from
Hendry County.


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Man sentenced for using Internet to prey upon children


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that an Orange County man was
sentenced today to 20 years in state
prison and was designated as a sex
offender after traveling to Polk
County to meet a young boy for a
pre-arranged liaison.
Walter Hammel, who was con-
victed last month of 15 counts of
using a computer to prev iJupn a
child over the Internet, was
unaware that the person with
whom he communicated over the
Internet was actually an undercov-


er law enforcement officer.
In addition to the prison term,
Hammel, 52, was.also sentenced
to 10 years probation. The case
was prosecuted by the Attorney
General's Office of Statewide Pros-
ecution, which has specific juris-
diction to prosecute cases involv-
ing section 847.0135(3), Use of a
Computer to Seduce a Child over
the Internet. The case was tried in
Polk County. -
' "Prison is where these preda-
tors belong," said Crist. "I com-
mend Circuit Judge Harvey Korn-


stein for taking this crime seriously
and protecting Florida's children
from this sex offender's potential
future acts."
The case began 'in October
2003 when an officer, working with
a Central Florida task force on
Internet crimes against children,
monitored an Internet chatroom.
Hammel struck up an online con-
versation with the agent, who he
believed was a 13-year-old boy
named "Larry". Over a period of
time, Hammel attempted to lure
"Larry" to his home in Orange


County, and at one point sent
pornographic images of young
boys. After a month of online con-
versations, Hammel traveled to a
Wal-Mart in Haines City intending
to pick up "Larry" and take him to
his home in Winter Garden.
Hammel was arrested when he
approached a decoy arranged by
agents.
Among the agencies involved in
the joint investigation .were the
Polk County Sheriff's Department
and the Eagle Lake Police Depart-
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ByJack Wolff
As told to MaryAnn Morris
OKEECHOBEE "My dad,
Jessie 0. Wolff came to Okee-
chobee in 1920 from Laurens,
South Carolina. He was a licensed
pharmacist and during World War
I, he served as an army medic in
France. When he came back, he
got talking to a friend of his who
lived in the Florida Panhandle, Tom
Conley. They got to talking about
the Okeechobee area and decided
to come down here and look
things over. He must have liked
what he saw because he soon had
a drugstore at the corner of S.W.
Fourth Avenue and Park Street
called Park Drugs.
"They called druggists 'pill-
rollers' back in the 1920s, but the
town doctors weren't always avail-
able and when there was no doctor
around, people would come and
askmy dad to help.
"My dad went to Emory Univer-
sity before the war, and finished
when he came back, while my
mother went to Florida State Col-
lege for Women in Tallahassee. I
think they must have met while
they were in school.
"My mother's family was from
Quincy, Florida up in the Panhan-
dle. That's where they were mar-
ried. I remember we used to drive
Peavine Trail going back and forth
to visit when I was little and my
mother's folks would drive down
to visit us.
"My parents were welcomed as
newly-weds in Okeechobee and
built their house on the west side of
South Parrott Avenue. My brother
and I were born in that house. He
was born in 1924. I was born in
1926. Our parents used to hunt the
property between the railroad and
where the courthouse was built in
the 1920s. We kept milk cows in a
pasture near the house, where
Captain D's is now and my brother
and I would have to milk them
before we went to school.
'After school, I'd have to go the
Post Office for my dad to pick up
our mail. The Post Office was in the
north end of the Southland Hotel
on the northeast corner of Park and
Parrott then. It was never locked -
thef doors always stood open. I
remember kicking cow patties out
the door after free-ranging cows
had wandered inside.
"Back then, Okeechobee was
promoted to be the Chicago of the,.
South. There were grand plans'
made. There are still remains' of.
concrete sidewalks out along State
Road 70 west of town. But the rail-
road went a different way, and those
plans never did come to anything.
"I came across a letter written to
my dad asking how things were in
Okeechobee. His answer was that
they needed more roads, better
housing and more tourist camps.
Seems like things still haven't
changed that much.
"During the Depression, things
were bad here as they were every-
where. I found a stack of letters
from my mother to her uncle in
Princeton, New Jersey saying how
bad things were. I remember my
dad going by Lewis Scharfschw-
erdt's hardware store on his bicycle
one day, and Lewis was out front
and they got to talking about how
bad things were.
"Lewis had a lot of china dishes
stacked out front he was trying to
sell and no one was buying. No one
had any money. I remember Lewis
and my dad taking those dishes,


Special to Independent
Newspapers/Jack Wolff
"My dad, Jessie Wolff, would
ride his bike around town.
This is probably from the
1940s or 50s with the Waffel
House in the background. It
was next door to his drug
store, just down from Scharf-
schwerdt's Hardware Store."
one by one, taking turns, smashing
those dishes on the ground and
laughing. It was bad!
"Later on I worked in my dad's
drugstore on Saturdays soda-jerk-
ing. You had to draw the seltzer,
then the syrup by hand. The soda
fountain was a kind of hangout on
Saturday. In the evening the Indi-
ans could come in from Brighton. I
remember they loved strawberry
sodas! Strawberry sodas were their
favorite and mine, too! It was the
saddest day of my life when that
drugstore was sold in 1950.
"During the 1940s my dad start-
ed buying property 10 and 20 acres
at-a time, finally accumulating 400
acres, at the end of what -is now
Wolff Road. First we ran beef cattle
out there, later on we went to dairy
because it was more profitable. We
had bought the heifers and-were
working on building the. barn
when those darn heifers started
coming fresh. We hadn't planned
on that so soon, so for about two
weeks, until the barn was built, we
had to put those heifers in a loading
chute to milk them. We were real
glad to see that barn finished!
"Now you might wonder how
to get a public road named after
you. Well, you buy property at the
end of a dirt track and then you do a
public service. Kids used to go back,
there to park and they'd get stuck.
So we pulled them out. Never said
a word about it, but the road got
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money. She fitted the suit and said,
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Getting kids ready to go back to school c


With a new school year just a
few weeks away, many parents
are'facing one of their largest sin-
gle expenses of the year getting
their kids ready to go.
"Buying school supplies, along
with new shoes and clothes, can
put a strain on the family budget,"
said Jessica Cecere, president of
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice of Palm Beach County & the
Treasure Coast (CCCS). "And
waiting until the last minute to
shop can lead to frenzied shop-
ping, overspending, and unneces-
sary credit-card debt. A little plan-
ning can save time and money."
CCCS offers tips to help families
get ready. -
Start by taking a thorough
inventory of what you already
have. Round up all your excess
school supplies and check the
closets for clothes and shoes that
fit and are still in good shape.
Make a list of things you still need,
and develop a budget. Then, pri-
oritize your list, with the most
important at the top. If your budg-
et requires you to cut items from
your list, start at the bottom.
The next step is to compare
prices of different items. If a store
five miles away is offering a low
price on blue jeans or uniform
prices, it may be worth the drive.
Buy underwear, socks, and other
basics in quantity when they are.
on sale, making sure to allow for
growth.
Check as many newspaper
advertisements-and catalogs as
possible before you finally make
your purchases. And don't forget
to check consignment, discount


and outlet stores, as many carry
quality school clothes and uni-
form components at lower prices.
For. younger children, who grow
so quickly, consider swapping
clothes with friends, family and
neighbors.
Another important strategy is
to remember that What you buy is
as important as how you buy.
Basic, durable clothing will
stretch your dollars significantly.
Check for strong buttonholes,
secure buttons, reinforced stitch-
ing, firmly woven or knitted fab-
ric, and basic styles. And avoid fad
items, as they will likely be cool
for only a short time.
Some important things to
remember about back-to-school
shopping:
Children grow quickly. What
fits in August might not fit in Janu-
ary. So look for clothes that your
kids won't outgrow too quickly,
like blouses and shirts with long
tails, or shorts and pants with
elastic waistbands. During the
school year, you can turn pants
into shorts or make short sleeves
out of long sleeves, as your child
grows. Consider consigning
clothes that no longer fit as a way
to earn money for new clothes.
Kids like easy clothes. For
younger children, getting the best
value for your dollar means buy-
ing clothes they like to wear. Look
for articles they can manage with-
out much help. For example,
front openings, flat buttons, easy-
to-reach pockets, elastic waist-
bands, and large necklines make
it easier for kids to get dressed in
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GCD School Briefs


Glades Truancy
Program-
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy
program for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy
Program handbooks are avail-
able at each school office.

MHHS Class of
1975 reunion
The class of 1975 will be hold-
ing their 30th reunion and get
together the weekend~q.aug.
19-20 in Lake Placid at the Laza_
L.za L.isj.re Lakejg. and-
Resort on Lake June. A casual
barbeque at the resort will be
held Saturday, Aug. 2. For hotel
reservations, you may call (863)
465-2888 several rooms are
being held for the reunion. Be
sure to join us for a relaxing
weekend of recalling old memo-
ries and creating new ones. For:
further information call Michelle


Yates at (800) 226-1642 or (863)
465-3841 or Lori Bond at (863)
946-0811 or (863) 946-2854.
MHHS offering
physical
If you are interested in playing
J.V. or Varsity volleyball at Moore
Haven High School, you need to
get a physical before you can
play. The school, will be offering
physical July 29 at 10 a.m. The
cost is $12. Pick up forms at the
school office. Practice will begin
Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. Meet at
the gym. For more information
call 946-0811.
West Glades ,, ...
Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
GED classes
The Glades, County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High


School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
,classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to
represent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is* required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in
Fort Myers is required. Please
contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
461-4360 or (800) 269-6210 for
more information, and to
reserve your space for training.


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.


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 servic-
es, 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 Treatment, Inc.'s
Rural Extension (REACT): (863)
674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


New Florida nature guide focuses on caterpillars


GAINESVILLE Many books
focus on butterflies in Florida,
but now the state's caterpillars
are also in the spotlight, thanks
to a new guide by two University
of Florida entomologists.
"Florida Butterfly Caterpillars
and Their Host Plants," from the
University Press of Florida, is the
first book of its kind, said Jerry
Butler, a professor emeritus of
entomology with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences.
We thought caterpillars
deserved more attention than
they had gotten in the past," But-
let said. "They might be a little
less flashy than butterflies, but
they're fascinating creatures."
Aimed at laypeople, the book
includes color photographs of all
but one of Florida's 168 caterpil-
lar species (missing is the rare
amethyst hairstreak caterpillar),
185 host plants and 19 habitat
types. There are photographs of
the complete life cycle, from egg
to caterpillar to pupa to adult, for
18 species.
Information for each species
includes a range map, descrip-


tion of the larva, similar species,
habitat, U.S. distribution, natural
history, seasonal activity and
host plants. A key can help read-
ers identify caterpillars without
consulting every photo.
The text also includes a
checklist for noting caterpillar
sightings and chapters on butter-
fly gardens and finding and rear-
ing caterpillars. A section on
caterpillar behaviors includes lit-
tle-known facts about caterpillar
defenses (spring azures recruit
ants as bodyguards by feeding
them a sweet-tasting liquid) and
concealment (chlorophyll in the
diet of green caterpillars keeps
them green, but they have to
avoid sunlight to prevent fad-
ing).
Although the title of the book
says "Florida," all of the butterfly
species are found elsewhere,
said Don Hall, a professor of
entomology at UF who co-
authored the book. Florida's
location makes it home to tem-
perate species from eastern
-North America as well as tropical
species from the Caribbean.
"We're fortunate to have such


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variety of butterflies here," Hall
said. "There are always new
things to learn, which is one of
the reasons people enjoy study-
ing butterflies, -as a hobby or a
profession."
Butler and Hall began assem-
bling material for the book 11
years ago. At the time, they were
simply curious to see how many
larvae they could identify and
photograph. They found that
identifying caterpillars some-
times meant rearing them until
they metamorphosed into
adults.
"There was no one-stop refer-
ence available, and some cater-
pillar species were not well doc-
umented," Butler said. "Initially,
we had no intention of produc-
ing a reference book ourselves,
but as we collected more and
more photos, we realized we
ought to do it."
Obtaining photos of certain
species was a long process, he
said.
"The metalmark life cycle
took a year and a.half," Butler
said. "We had to find a gravid
female and wait for her to lay an


egg on the host plant provided."
As the book neared comple-
tion, internationally known but-
'terfly authority Marc Minno was
brought on board to contribute
his expertise and additional pho-
tos, Hall said. Minno, a senior
regulatory scientist at the St.
Johns River Water Management
District in Palatka, is the author
of several other books including
"Florida Butterfly Gardening."
A book on Florida's moth
caterpillars isn't on the immedi-
ate agenda of the authors.
"There are 4,000 moth species in
Florida," Hall said. "On the aver-
age, we tracked and pho-
tographed about 15 butterfly
species a year. I think we'll leave
the moth book for someone
else."
"Florida Butterfly Caterpillars
and Their Host Plants" was pub-
lished in April 2005 by University
Press of Florida. It is available
from booksellers or from the
publisher at www.upf.com.
With 360 pages in a soft cover
format, the book retails for
$34.95.


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In The
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400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

July 26, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. Budget Workshop
July 28, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. Special Meeting
to approve a tentative budget for advertisement
August 8, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing
to adopt a tentative budget
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Save on school supplies.
Before you run to the "back to
school" section at an expensive
retailer, compare prices with
lower-priced outlets and office-
supply stores. You might find that
the spiral notebook with the really
colorful cover is more expensive
and has less paper than the one
with the plain cover. Some
schools will bundle school sup-
plies and offer them for. sale -
this may be a less expensive way
to get what you need, and will
certainly save you time.
Shopping for school clothes
and supplies also gives parents a
great opportunity to teach their
children about spending habits.
Sit down with your children and
talk about the budget for supplies
and clothes. Let them do the com-
parison shopping and point out
that if they get the more expensive
sneakers, they have to cut back in
other areas. Not only will they
learn about smart shopping, they
will value what you buy for them
much more.
In Florida, parents can also
take advantage of a sales tax holi-
day. From July 23 through July 31,.
shoppers will not pay sales tax on
the following back to school
items: Clothing and related items
with a sales price of $50 or less,
books with a sales price of $50 or
less, and school supplies with a
sales price of $10 or less. This can
help your back-to-school budget
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based on your budget, and leave
your credit cards at home. You
will prepare your children for
another wonderful school year
without breaking the family budg-
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About CCCS:
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turned to Consumer Credit Coun-
seling Service (CCCS) of Palm
Beach County & the Treasure
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lems. CCCS is a nonprofit, com-
munity service agency dedicated
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achieve a lifetime of economic
freedom. A United Way partner,
CCCS provides free, confidential
budget counseling, community
and personal money manage-
ment education, debt manage-
ment programs, and comprehen-
sive housing counseling.
CCCS is accredited by the
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vices for Families and Children
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Foundation for Credit Counseling
(NFCC). Governed by a commu-
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clients, contributors and grants
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FAU coach in Clewiston
CLEWISTON Community
business leaders and the general
public are invited to attend a joint
meeting of the Clewiston Rotary
and Lions Clubs, who will host
Florida Atlantic University Football
Coach Howard Schnellenberger.
The cost of the event is $10, and
will be held at the Clewiston Coun-
try Club Aug. 1 at 11:45 a.m.
Cricket coach
looking for players
CLEWISTON Experienced
Cricket coach looking to develop a
youth team in the Clewiston area.
(Ages 9 to 17). I can be contacted
at (863) 885-2078.
Kids fishing tournament
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Police Department will be hosting


another "Hooked on Fishing, Not
on Drugs" fishing tournament. The
tournament is open to children
aged 5-13 and registration will take
place July 30 at 8 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. at the Clewiston Boat Ramp.
Children must be accompanied by
a parent or guardian and must
bring their own rod and reel to par-
ticipate in this event. Live bait will
be supplied.
Sugar Dolls
summer classes
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Sugar Dolls will be having summer
classes, which started June 8.
Classes are held at Central Elemen-
tary every Wednesday. Beginner
ages are 4-12, class is at 3 p.m.,
ages 13 and up, class is at 4 p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
baton twirling, dance pom-poms,
and new this year, flag and flag


corp, color guard. You may take
one class or all classes. Classes are
$25 per month. Registration fee is
$12, which includes your insur-
ance. For more information, please
call Judy at (863) 677-0025,
Navigation lock
returned to service
HENRY CREEK Required
maintenance at the G-36 naviga-
tion lock on Lake.Okeechobee at
Henry Creek has been completed
and the navigation lock was
returned to service Saturday, July
23. Regular hours of operation for
navigation locks on Lake Okee-
chobee at this time of year are
between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.,
seven days week.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any incon-
venience this necessary lock clo-
sure may cause. For more


information, please contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter at (863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-
4200. You may also ask the lock-
tenders for operating information
when locking through or contact
them on VHF Marine Band Radio
on Channel 13.

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
boat check.


Outdoors women workshops planned


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has two workshops
planned for women who want to
spend a weekend learning a vari-
ety of outdoor skills.
The FWC has a Sept. 9-11
"Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman" workshop scheduled
for Ocala and a Nov. 18-20 work-
shop for West Palm Beach.
The FWC invites women, 18
and older, to attend the work-
shops to learn or improve their
outdoors skills and enjoy a few
recreational activities. In four,
three-and-a-half-hour sessions,
workshops teach skills associated
with hunting/shooting, fishing
and non-consumptive (canoeing,
camping, etc.) activities at all lev-
els of physical activity.
The Becoming an Outdoors
Woman program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere to experi-


ment and enjoy the camaraderie
of others who want to learn about
Florida's great outdoors.
Although it is designed with
women in mind, the camp is
open to anyone who wants to
learn in a comfortable, non-
threatening, non-competitive,
hands-on atmosphere. The
camp's instructors strive to make
participants feel at ease.
"Patience is the secret to the
success of our Becoming an Out-
doors Woman program," said
Lynne Hawk, director of the pro-
gram. "Our instructors are here to
guide people through the activi-
ties. There is no intimidation."
The workshops will take place
at the Ocala Conservation Center
in the Ocala National Forest and at
Pine Jog's Everglades Youth Con-
servation Camp in the J.W Cor-
bett Wildlife Management Area
(northwest Palm Beach County).


They are rustic summer camp
facilities with basic, modern
amenities. Lodging is dormitory
style, with meals served in the
cafeterias. Sessions will begin Fri-
day afternoon and end Sunday
with lunch.
The cost is $150. However,
partial scholarships are available
for low-income participants.
Workshops are limited to 100 par-
ticipants on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Information about the work-
shop and registration is at
MyFWC.com/BOW or by calling
(561) 625-5126.
Session topics include:
Introduction to Pan-fishing;
Introduction to Handgun
Shooting and Hunting;
Introduction to Bass Fishing;
Basic Archery and Bow-
Hunting Skills;
Introduction to Fly-fishing;


Basic Wilderness Survival
Skills;
Boating Basics;
Outdoor Photography
Basics;
Canoeing/Kayaking Basics;
Bird-Watching Basics;
Florida Whitetails;
Basic Camping/Backpacking
Skills;
Small-Game Hunting Basics;
The Primitive Chef;
Basic Personal Safety Skills;
Basic Wilderness First Aid;
Talkin' Turkey;
Introduction to Reading the
Woods;
Introduction to Shooting
Sports;
Hunter Safety Course;
Black Powder Firearm
Basics; and,
Introduction to Shotgun
Shooting and Hunting.


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FWC studies number of bears killed


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has released the results of
an assessment of road impacts
using genetic analysis of nearly
5,500 bear hair samples snared
from barbed wire amid Florida's
six major bear populations. FWC
conducted the study for the Flori-
da Department of Transportation
to learn more about the impacts
of roads and bear road kills on
Sbear populations in the study
areas.
The study, released July 20,
examined six bear populations
(Apalachicola, Ocala, Osceola,
Big Cypress, Eglin, and St. Johns
River) from February 2001 to June
2005. Scientists set up 7,000 snare
sites made of barbed wire strands
encircling a lure. Barbs snared
clumps of hair from bears as they
climbed through the wires to get
to the lure.
Biologists then sent the hair
samples to an outside lab where
state-of-the-art genetic tech-
niques were used to determine
the sex of the bear and a DNA pro-
file. They used these data in popu-
lation models to generate popula-
tion estimates and to calculate
impact of road kills on bear popu-
lations.
The Wildlife Foundation of
Florida provided funding for the
genetic analysis. component of
the study.
Tim Breault, director of the
FWC's Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation, said, "The
study showed that, on average,
road-kill mortality rates for Florida


black bear populations are similar
to those for American black bears
in other eastern states. The princi-
pal conclusion of this study is that
while road-related mortality
impacts the status of bear popula-
tions, the current level of road
mortality appears to be sustain-
able, and does not pose an imme-
diate threat to the status of the
population segments studied."
He said similar mortality rates
don't necessarily mean they have
similar impacts on bear popula-
tions, however.
Mr. Breault said the study
enabled FWC scientists to use
tutting-edge technology to gener-
ate the best population assess-
ment to date for bears in these
areas.
"It will be useful in assessing
the magnitude of the threat to
populations posed by motor vehi-
cles," he said. "The study shows
that, on average, road kills do not
pose a threat to Florida's bear
populations, based on current
population estimates. However, if
habitat decreases and new roads
lead to increases in 'mortality
rates, we would need to re-evalu-
ate these conclusions."
The Florida black bear is on
the state's list of imperiled species
as "threatened". It is not listed on
the federal endangered or threat-
ened species lists.
"The Florida black bear, a
unique sub-species that occurs
primarily in Florida, once was
widely distributed throughout
Florida. Bears require large home
ranges and need ample habitat to


ensure a healthy population. Sev-
eral factors, such as urban devel-
opment and an increase in
human population, have reduced
bear habitat. The bears that once
roamed across the entire state
have been fragmented into isolat-
ed sub-populations," Mr. Breault
said.
In Florida, the last bear hunt
was conducted in 1993. The sea-
son was closed in 1994, and FWC
staff is not recommending
resumption.
This study focused on road
kills and did not directly address
issues such as nuisance bears and
bear hunting, Mr. Breault said.
"There is a wide range of opin-
ions regarding bear conservation.
To gain a better understanding of
public attitudes, opinions, and
perceptions regarding bears and
bear management, the FWC will
begin a survey in Florida later this
year."
, To view the FWC report and
FAQs on line, go to:
MyFWC.com/bear/Online_report
s.htm. For more information
about the Florida Black Bear and
living in bear country, check out
www.wildflorida.org/bear/.
The estimated populations for
each studied area are:
Apalachicola: 438-695 bears
Big Cypress: 516-878 bears
Eglin: 63-101 bears
Ocala: 729-1,056 bears
Osceola: 201-315 bears,
St. Johns: 100-179 bears


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Campus
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Hendry/Glades campus and now, it
has taken that a step further by giv-
ifg us the lead gift to enable us to
hire our first full-time instructor. We
are very grateful."
A yearlong study by the school's
Hendry/Glades Task Force revealed
a need and interest in establishing a
full-service Hendry/Glades Cam-
pus. Enrollment at the
Hendry/Glades Center has grown
from 189 in 1995 to about 400 in
2005. Most classes are offered at
night, which is ideal for the majority
of students who work, however,
students pursuing associate's
degrees that require advanced
math or science classes, needed for
technology-related careers, must
travel an hour to the Fort Myers
campus, about 40 miles away.
The new campus will be located
within a planned academic village
in a future community The Bonita
Bay Group is developing with the
Bryan Paul family on 4,700 acres
between SR 80 and SR 29 in Hendry
County.
The $30,000 gift follows a dona-
tion of 100 acres by the Paul family,
which runs citrus farms in the area,
and The Bonita Bay Group.
Under Edison College's time-
line, the first dean of Hendry Glades
Services will be appointed in fall
2005, with the first full-time faculty
member coming on board within
the year with a salary funded
through annual gifts and/or endow-
ments. On-site classes are expected
to begin in a temporary facility in
fall 2008 within the new Hendry
County community. The first phase
of the new campus is expected to
open in spring 2014, and will be
part of The Bonita Bay Group com-
munity's Education Village, a
"main street" concept of mixed res-
idential and commercial develop-


ment, featuring public lakes, walk-
ing trails and parks.
Walker said the 100,000-square-
foot facility project, expected to cost
$24 million to build, will be funded
through a capital campaign with a
goal of $12 million in corporate and
private donations that are eligible
for a 100-percent match from the
state of Florida.
"We know there are a lot of
companies and individuals in this
area who will step up to the plate
just like The Bonita Bay Group has
done," he said. "This building will
represent a wonderful new future
for the students of Southwest Flori-
da's more rural counties. It will be a
regional landmark and center for
education and economic develop-
ment activities for Hendry and
Glades Counties."
Contributions can be made to
the Edison College Foundation Inc.,
which supports student scholar-
ships, academic programs and
instructional equipment for the col-
lege's Punta Gorda, Naples, Fort
Myers, LaBelle and Clewiston sites,
as well as the Barbara B. Mann Per-
forming Arts Hall and Bob
Rauschenberg Gallery. For addi-
tional information, please call
Tracey Galloway, director of devel-
opment, at (863) 674-0408 or (239)
489-9210.
The Bonita Bay Group is a diver-
sified company involved in the
planning, development, sales and
management of master-planned
communities, freestanding recre-
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facilities throughout Southwest
Florida. The company employs
more than 1,500 individuals and is
developing seven master-planned
communities Bonita Bay, The
Brooks, Shadow Wood Preserve,
Mediterra, TwinEagles, Verandah
and Sandoval along with 12 golf
courses and two marinas. Addition-
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Fees
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aspects of county-provided infra-
structure, impact fees could also be
imposed for Parks and Recreation,
library, public buildings, water and
wastewater treatment facilities.


Roses

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which stage of bloom in which
she's cut)-from three to five days.
This is not to say that all OG culti-
vars will comparatively grow the
same, but in all cases that I've seen,,
the difference is dramatic and pure-
lywonderful.
A toll free call to (800) 441-0002
will'bring you a free and beautiful,
full color catalogue plus in depth
instructions on how to grow these
rose treasures.
And so we try to get those culti-
vars that we want on fortuniana
rootstock, which is a lot.easier said
than done. To my knowledge there
is not a basic grower of old garden
roses in the state of Florida. That is,
a wholesale grower who sells to
garden centers and nurseries for
sale to the public.
There are, however, a few
wholesale growers who grow. a
few of these roses. One is Nelson's
Roses and another is Smith's Nurs-
ery. There probably are a few more
who do some grafting on fortuni-
ana but unfortunately are not wide-
ly known.
So when you're looking for
roses to add to your garden, be sure
to ask for fortuniana rootstock and
check the labels on the bushes.
Although I've had some experi-
ence but not extensive in rooting
roses, I have found that many old
roses are extremely easy to root
while the modern teas are not. It's a
known fact that because the old
cultivars readily take root this is one
of the main reasons that they've
survived so long and so well.
A long cane curving over to the
ground will root without any assis-
tance most of the time, as will any
small cutting simply stuck in the
ground and kept moist for a while.
There are many tales from long ago
of some who went West who sim-
ply broke off pieces of their roses,
wrapped them in wet paper, and
stuck them anywhere they could
find space in the wagon.
"Harison's Yellow" and "Old
Blush" are the two mostly named
that made the trek westward with
these pioneers. And even now,
along many of those trails, which'


The State Legislature has
already mandated that local gov-
ernments will fund education
costs, and should a county fail to
provide the necessary funding of
providing school concurrency with
growth, the state will step in and
take over, not to fund, but to
impose additional tax burdens on


Mrs. B.R. Cant lives here and
no it isn't a person. The
bushes, covered in beautiful
red roses can live as bushes
or given a chance will climb
your surrounding structures.


have become highways, there are
still yellow ('Harison's Yellow') and
pink ('Old Blush' which is a shrub
as well as a climber) roses growing'
alongside old homesteads, barns,
sheds and churches, as well as.
ancient family cemeteries.
It may take a little "doing" to find
old garden roses but the effort will
be well worth it. The American
Rose Society magazine is probably
the best source of information.
-Their address: P 0 Box 30,000,
Shreveport La 71130-0030, tele-
phone (318) 938-5402, e-mail
ars@ars-hq.org.
A poignant story of pioneers
and the rose is told in a 60-year old
essay in the Oregon Historical
Quarterly by Mary Patricia Rawe.
The essay began:
The house is gone. A pile of
rocks marks the spot where the
fireplace stood. The log walls have
crumbled into decay, but the yel-
low rose bush that stood by the
door still blooms as gaily as it did
that bright May day 100 years ago
when, wrapped in a piece of old
comforter, it started on a 2,000-mile
journey over the Oregon trail.


county property owners.
Impact fees for schools are usu-
ally the highest part of the total fee
charged. The cost of preparing the
study of the public schools element
is expected to be undertaken by
Glades County School District.
Dr. Nicholas expects to have the
study completed in 90 days, and
noted that the gathering of num-
bers and information takes time,
but crunching the information will
go rapidly.
Dr. Nicholas received a doctor-
ate degree from the University of
Illinois. He received his undergrad
and master's degrees from the Uni-


Campus

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ager authorization for purchases
up to $50,000 without going
through the bid process.
Mr. Taylor also received an
assignment to bid for roof repairs
at Monday's meeting. Chief finan-
cial clerk Brenda Choban reported
on the direction given by the
County's auditing firm that pay-
ment for replacing the roof of the
Buckhead Ridge Fire Department
Building should not be funded
from the Okeechobee Beach
Water Association. The roof of the
building was seriously damaged
during last year's hurricanes.
According to the accountant,
the roof replacement does not
qualify under the definitions of
infrastructure in the Okeechobee
Beach Water Association franchise
agreement.
Emergency Management
Director Ken Howard reported
that he sent FEMA representatives
to inspect the site of the Buckhead


versity of Miami. He joined the fac-
.ulty at UF Law School in 1985,
served as co-director of Growth
Management Studies, and was
named as associate director of
Environmental and Land Law Use
Program in 1999.
He is also a UF professor of
Urban and Regional Planning.
His professional affiliations
include: American Planning Asso-
ciation, North American Society of
Environmental Law, Urban Land
Institute, American Bar Associa-
tion, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Pi Mu
Epsilon, and the Lincoln Institute of
Land Policy.


Ridge facility last week. FEMA
reportedly agreed to fund reim-
bursement up to $35,000 for the
replacement of the roof.
Mr. Taylor was directed to con-
tract with the lowest bidder and
expend the money from the one-
percent discretionary surtax fund
and apply for FEMAs coverage for
reimbursement back into that
fund up to $35,000. Any amount
not refunded qualifies for dis-
bursement from the one-percent
surtax fund because the building
was constructed in 1955, and the
useful life expectancy of the roof
has expired.
Mr. Taylor is also assigned to
review a list of income opportuni-
ties available to Glades County.
Chris Chesley presented the list to
the board, introducing an outline
of "Untapped Income Opportuni-
ties for Glades County." The list
cited eight possibilities for tourism
related revenue structures in
Glades County. Mr. Taylor and
Commissioner Butch Jones will
review the list and report to the
board.


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HOMES FOR SALE
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room/3bath. Includes office, family, dining and
living room, Home sits on 2 breath taking acres
filled with oaks, palms and a variety of fruit
trees. Property also has a running creek along'
the back. Asking $400,000.
2 POSSIBLY 3BEDROOM/2BATH CBS
HOUSE. Newer cerpetM g sold "as is"
House is located in g TW Asking $165,000,
IN PORT LABELLE This 3Bedroom/2Bath/1
Car garage hom ani l beautifully land-
scaped .25 acre loftaRNfp'estigous oaks of
LaBelle. Home is well maintained with updated
appliances and a new roof. Asking $135,000.
3BEDROOM/2BATH/1 CAR GARAGE sits
on a beautiful Lc with fruit trees
and just a blocl m the golf course.
Home has large kitchen with breakfast nook


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* Bumping into everybody? If you
need room, this 4BR/2BA pool home
delivers! You'll love coming home and
relaxing in the' pool during the hot
summer months or snuggleing in front
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at
only $275,000. '

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* Bumping into everybody? If you
need room, this 4BR/2BA pool home
delivers! You'll love coming home and
relaxing in the pool during the hot
summer months or snuggleing in front
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at
only $275,000.
* Vacation in the back yard! It's relaxing just
being at this 3BR/1.5B CBS home on Albany.
Features a 1/2+/- ac lot, fencing, living room
& family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.
* 3BR/2B home in Eucalyptus Village. In the
process of being renovated. Closed in garage
will 0jNdteRofUS!toRATMNew
kitchen countertops, cabinets and stainless
steel appliances. New ceramic tile flooring
throughout. Can't be shown until after
August 1st. $155,900.
* What a deal!! 3BR!1.5B CBS home in
LaBelle only minute from shonoing.
Featu R EiBn kl a 4a esh
paint and lots more. Only $147,900.
* 2 bedroom home iIi the Belmont


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This one has it all for only $129,900
* HANDY MAN SPECIAL! 3BR/1.5B CBS
home in town. This is a great investmetn
opportunity priced at only $44,900.

SMOVILE MOMIVIE
* Gulf access by community dock! Fishing,
boating & water sports right out your door!
This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B
mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on
Pine Island. Community pool & spa. Don't
miss this cozy fishing getaway! $149,900.
* Only a hop, skip.and a jump to shopping
and schools! 4BR/2B manufactured home on
1.14+/- acres w/ a great country feel but only
minutes from town. $147,900
* JUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2B manufac-
tured home is in pristine condition! You will
fall in love with this home the minute you
step foot on this oak filled property. Call for
a private showing today before it's too late!
Only $128,000. Owner says make me an offer!
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
sq. ft j f res
include a reast ar#, vaut cngs, a
huge master suite & fenced yard. Only
$52,500.


* Beautiful homesite partially cleared 5+/-
aires on Case Road. $224,900.
* Hard to find acreage in Muse don't let
this ortVPW awMpHfIRtlAofor
only $199,900.
* Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled
comer lot on Evans Rd. Comes with a single
wide mobile home currently rented. At this
price you're getting the mobile home for free!


On!, $119.900
* impr .: J I '. .. I't i0 'irun ,1.ared
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home. $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St.
in Montura. "Great for investment or home-
site. Only $46,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
family. $44,900.

* Wooded 1.25+/- acre. Lot in Montura.
$42,500.
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* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in down-
town LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
zoned for duplex or single family w/a possi-
bility of rezoning to Business. $129,000.
* 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
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* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
for your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900.
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood!
$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
Beautiful lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
*South of LaBelle city limits with'175+/- feet of
frontage on SR29. and frontage on Luckey
Street. Asking $450,000.


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HOMES: $272,000 -10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
$* 145,000 Spacious 2/2 home has three extra shed.
rooms that could be bedrooms. Great for families. $89,900 4.94+/- acres property features
MOBILE HOMES: home or mobile home pad 50X100 with septic
* $249,000 3BD/2BA former exotic animal tank.
home. Cages galore. $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot
* $168,500 2BD/1BA mobile home on 5.acres on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
that's fenced, has stocked fish pond, and horse $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved
stalls, road in heart of Montura.
* $160,000 4BD/2BA mobile home with fire-* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
plgo^WR MW mal din- Montura.
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* $119,900- This 3BD/2BA manufactured home corner oFisisou and Seff.
feat uU S1 itb W af ete stor- $35,000 -1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
age.homeon+/- acre out awaAiUN Eif ihWatW lFt Also
* $89,900- 3home on+/ acre adjoining 1.07+/- acre wooded lot available.
with new carpet,*v lt pltiht. m eT *$3,aT nes-
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home new carpet vyl an pain. able.
ACREAGE:HOMESITES
* $1,500,000 -100+/- Hard to find acres adjoin $72,900 BeGreenbriar Large
ing Bsal i. rfist~r f tti access. $72,900 Beautiful lot inm Greenbriar. Large
ing$1 res, sled, lots of canal, majestic oaks.
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide. $55,9M OUi eCU W!JNAcre.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the per-
acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized fect place to build your dream home.
with clean bill of health. $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibil- the oaks on these three oak filled city. lots.
cities! Come check it out before someone else $45,000 .25+/- acre lot in growing section of
.does! Port LaBelle,
$668,500 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an Auto $35,0 .+area
Salvage yard. close to La ee.
* $430,000 A creek runs through it!! 2 beauti- $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
ful 20 acre parcels on Bee Branch, lots of trees! able in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Don't miss out on this unique acreage! Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.


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and screened lanai. Asking $189,900.
3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on
Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of
river. Being sold "as is". Reduced to $600,000.
ACREAGE FOR SALE
A MUST SEE!! This 4Bed/2Bath manufac-
tured home with carport on fenced in 3+/-
acres. Includes eakfast nook,
retreat off master ont and back
porch, Property also has 2,100 sq. ft barn. Call
today for. an appointment. Asking $329,900.
IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101
Acres +/- with wood frame house. Being sold
"As Is" Call for more details.
LOTS FOR SALE
BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old
bik building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
THREE LOTS ADJOINING each other in
Port LaBelle. Asking $50,000 each.
LOTS AVAILABLE IN HIGHLANDS
COUNTY. Starting at $25,000.
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BUDGET SUMMARY
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY ARE 10.4%
MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006


PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY
OPERATING
LOCAL EFFORT
DISCRETIONARY
DEBT SERVICE
CAPITAL OUTLAY
TOTAL


REVENUES
Federal
State Sources
Local Sources
Internal Funds Receipts
TOTAL REVENUES
Transfers In
Nonrevenue Sources

FUND BALANCES July 1, 2005
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES


5.234
0.760
0.000
2.000
7.994


GENERAL
120,00000
35,005,337.00
12,306,424.00
0.00
48,031,761.00
75,000.00
0.00

2,379,786.36
50,486,54736


BUDGET


SPECIAL
REVENUE
7,794,291.30
110,500.00
943,000 00
0.00'
8,847,791.30
0.00
0.00

153 645 60
9 001 436 90


DEBT
SERVICE
0.00
245,600.00
157,300.00
0.00


402 900 00
160,000.00
0.00

2 221,393.29
2 784.293.29


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
0.00
2,559,627.00
3,729,634.70
0.00


6,289,261,70
0.00
0.00

2,469.310 42
8,758,572.12


INTERNAL
SERVICE
0M00
0.00
0.00
850,410.62


850,410.62
0.00
8,000.00

607.467.88
1,465,878.50


TRUST AND
AGENCY
0.00
0.00
0.00
1,525.000.00


1,525,000.00
0.00
0.00

426,555.62
1,951,555.62


Memorandum
TOTAL
7,914,291,30
38,521,064.00
17,136,358.70
2,375,410.62
65,947,124,62
235,000.00
8,000.00
8,258,159.17
74,448,283.79


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Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services
Instructional Media Services
Instructional & Curriculum Services
Instructional Staff Training
Board of Education
General Administration
School Administration
Facilities Acquisition Construction
Fiscal Services
Food Services
Central Services
Pupil Transportation Services
Operation of Plant
Maintenance of Plant
Administrative Technology
Community Services
Debt Service
Internal Funds Disbursement
TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Transfers Out
FUND BALANCES -June 30, 2006
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS AND BALANCES


31,934,535 12
1,887.891 11
870,335.61
426,657.98
115,437A40
788.694 06
589,739.37
3,073,988.75
75,134.35
624,703.50
0.00
491,792.72
2,279,674.70
4,206.566 92
1,274,309.23
798,195.06
0.00
36,376.00
0.00
49,474,031,88

0.00
1,012,515.48


3.300.99 45
757,840 88
329 92
720 655 25
30,00' 00
0.00
0 00
485 380
0.00
0 00
4,114 663 41
0.00
0.00
33,40 0o0
0 00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7 0.00
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0.00
42,482.19


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0.00
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0 00
0.00
0 00
0 00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0..00
0.00
1,337,840.00
0.00
1,337,840.00

44,000.00
1.402.453 29


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0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
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191,000.00
698,094.07


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0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.000
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0.00
900,000.00
900,000.00

0.00
565,878.50


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0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0-00
0.00
0.00
1,525,000.00
1,525,000.00


0.00
426,555.62


35,235,534.57
2,645,731 99
871,165.53
1,147,313.23
145,437.40
788,694.06
589,739.37
3,074,474.55
7.944.612.40
624,703.50
4,114,663.41
491,792.72
2,279,674.70
4,240,046.92
1,274.309.23
798,195.06
0.00
1,374,216.00
2,425,000.00
70,065,304.64


235,000.00
4,147,979,15


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THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY
AS A PUBLIC RECORD






HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS


HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

(TEN YEAR SUMMARY 1994-95, 1999-2000, 2004-05)


Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local)

60,890,440 51,506,592 40,440,226
80,000,000
J 60,000,000
40,000,000 -
S20,000,000-

2004-05 1999-00 1994-95


Years


Number of UFTE

8 7,566.04 7,379.22 6,933.86

7,500.00 -
8,000.00 -


6,500.00
2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Years


Current Operating Revenues per UFTE

7,372.31 6,160.12 5,151.89
6 8,000.00
4 6,000.00



2004-05 1999-00 1994-95

Years




Capital Projects Revenue

4,291,235 5,667,440 4,370,991
6,000,000
4,000,000 -

2,000,000


2004-05 1999-00 1994-95

Years


Debt Service Revenues

409,999 382,238 346,754
S450,000



300,000

2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Years


940
920
900
2 880
s860
w 840
820


Total Number of Employees
927 865


2004-05


1999-00


859







1994-95


Years


Total Number of Instructional
Employees

583 518 510
= 600
550 m
500
450-

2004-05 1999-00 1994-95


Total Current Operating Revenues
55,779,206 45,456,914 35,722,481
60,000,000

40,000,000 -

2 20,000,000 -I


2004-05


1999-00


1994-95


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Over watering makes

landscape care a washout


Flourishing blankets of emer-
ald grass, trees soaring to spec-
tacular heights, and lush orna-
mental plants are the roots of
homeowners' dreams. Pursuing
landscape perfection, however,
is grounds for landscape woes
when over watering is sprinkled
in the care plan.
Over watering "too much or
too often" is most common dur-
ing rainy season, when irrigation
systems should be adjusted to
match nature's natural rainfall.
More is not better, and keeping
landscapes over saturated can
damage plant materials, making
them susceptible to root and leaf
infestations. The problem packs
a double whammy when the
landscape fails to thrive and
weeds flourish. The homeowner
often thinks more fertilizer will
help, more pesticides too, and a
double dose of herbicide is added
for good measure. More water,
more runoff, more leaching,
more landscape failures, more
fertilizer.
"In fact, landscapes need less
of everything, especially water,"
said Bruce Adams, water conser-
vation officer with the South Flori-
da Water Management District.
"Too much water washes away
fertilizers and other treatments,
the landscapes still look sick, and
the cycle of more water, more
treatments, more runoff starts all
over again."
Southwest Florida entered the
first weeks of this year's rainy
season which runs from June
through October with over a
foot of rain.

Rain and runoff
"Runoff, is a silent but serious
problem," noted Adams. "After
all the recent rains, our ground is
so saturated that watering is a
waste of our valuable resource,
harmful to landscapes and pol-
lutes our waterways."
Watering now will run off
land, lawns and hard surfaces
like parking lots, winding up in
Southwest Florida's natural
waterways rivers, creeks and
bays as well as our lakes and
canals. During the journey to the
waterways, runoff takes with it
pollutants such as fertilizers, pes-
ticides and herbicides used on
landscapes.
The district advises to turn off


irrigation systems when ade-
quate rainfall has occurred, and
irrigate only when landscapes
truly need to be watered.

Raindrops keep
falling on my lawn
"This annual rain pattern is
Southwest Florida's natural cycle
that replenishes the water supply
stored in underground aquifers,"
Adams said. "We rely on. the
summer rains to meet water
demands year-round. But
because rain in the summer is
usually so plentiful, it's easy to
slip into the mindset that careful
use is a winter-only concern."
Watching rain pelt the pave-
ment day after day can mislead
people into believing the district
is off the mark in its message
about the area's ongoing water
shortages. Over time, population
growth, dramatic increases in the
number of winter residents and
visitors, and years of rainfall that
fell short of the average 53 to 56
inches a year resulted in precari-
ously low underground water lev-
els in Southwest Florida.
The rainfall is not evenly dis-
tributed from year to year. So
while the first half of June 2005,
overflowed with more than
three-and-one-half times the nor-
mal annual amount, it's helping
to compensate for June 2004,
when rainfall was just 69 percent
of the normal average for the
month.
The good news is that a few
simple changes in landscape
maintenance- practices have
huge benefits: Help protect the
area's waterways and save
water, while nurturing healthier
landscapes.
Use the district's "Water on
Wilt" (WOW) method to recog-
nize when the lawn shows signs
of needing water:
Footprints are left in the
grass;
Blades of grass are curled;
and
A blue-gray tinge begins to
show on a normally green lawn.
For more information about
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's landscape irriga-
tion measures, conservation
information and water-saving
tips, visit www.sfwmd.gov on the
Web or call (239) 338-2929.


FWC prepares for lobster mini-season


SOUTH REGION Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission officers will be out
in force to make sure everyone
is safe during lobster mini-sea-
son, which runs from 12:01
a.m., July 27, to 11:59 p.m., July.
28. Four lobster sniffing dog
units will also be on patrol.
To legally harvest lobsters in
Florida, the proper saltwater
fishing license and crawfish
stamp must be obtained. Licens-
es and stamps are available from
county tax collectors
offices, license agents that sell
hunting and fishing equipment,
online at MyFWC.com/license,
or by calling (888) FISH FLORI-
DA.
The bag limit during the sport
season is six per person per day


in Monroe County and Biscayne
National Park. Lobster hunters
may possess a two-day bag limit
of 12 lobsters only after leaving
state waters on or after the sec-
ond day.
Diving at night for lobster is
not permitted in Monroe County
and adjacent federal waters.
There is also a Monroe County
ordinance prohibiting diving or
snorkeling within manmade
water bodies, and within 300-
feet of marina, and improved
residential or commercial shore-
line during the entirety of the
two-day sport season for spiny
lobster. However, this may not
apply to the city of Key West.
Elsewhere in Florida the bag
limit is 12 per person per day,
during mini season only, with a


two-day bag limit of 24 per per-
son after leaving state waters on
or after the second day. Diving at
night for lobster is allowed.
Lobster divers are ultimately
responsible for obtaining and
understanding all lobster season
regulations. There may be addi-
tional city or county restrictions
that may need to be followed.
For example, in Palm Beach
County, divers are prohibited
from diving under the Juno and
Lake Worth piers.
Lobster divers must have a
carapace-measuring device with
them to ensure a carapace
length greater than three inches
long. Should the underwater
measurement be less than three
inches long, the lobster is to be
released unharmed: The har-


vesting of egg bearing females is
also prohibited.
It is also illegal to gig or spear
lobsters, and lobsters must
remain in whole condition until
brought ashore.
To report any lobster viola-
tions, divers are encouraged to
call the Wildlife Alert number at
(888) 404-FWCC (3922).
The regular lobster season is
always Aug. 6 through March 31.
The FWC reminds boaters of
three key boating safety mes-
sages while on the water:
Stay alert
Wear your life jacket
Don't drink and operate a
boat


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NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Hendry County School Board will soon consider a
measure to continue to impose a 2.0000 mill property tax for
the Capital Outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax
of 5.994 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at
the discretion of the school board.
THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX
INCREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND
CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.
The Capital Outlay tax will generate approximately
$3,660,135 to be used for the following projects:



MAINTENANCE, RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS
District Wide Repair and Maintenance

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase three (3) School Buses.



NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment

PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE
UNDER LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS
Lease/Purchase Agreements

PAYMENT OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
Relocatable Classrooms District Wide


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be
held on August 2, 2005, at 5:30 PM, at the Hendry County
School Board meeting room, 2nd floor Old Court House,
LaBelle, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will
be made at this hearing.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED

TAX INCREASE

The Hendry County School District will

soon consider a measure to increase its

property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy

B. Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board and

other assessment changes

C. Actual property tax levy

This year's proposed tax levy


$13,972,522.01


$173,629.27

$13,798,892.74

$15,399,535.17


A portion of the tax levy is required under state
law in order for the school board to receive

$27,860,294.00 in state education grants. The

required portion has increased by 7.93 percent

and represents approximately seven tenths of the

total proposed taxes.

The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at

the discretion of the school board.

'All concerned citizens are invited to a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on August

2, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting

Room, Old Courthouse, 2D Floor, HWY 80 & 29,

LaBelle, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and

the budget will be made at this hearing


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Farmers turn waste into a valuable resource


LIVE OAK, Fla. According
to the "Poop Scoop" newslet-
ter published by the Univer-
sity of Florida to help farmers
manage waste from thousands
of dairy cows and millions of
chickens manure can be a
good thing.
"We try to take a light-heart-
ed rear view of the problem,
but managing all that waste to
protect the environment is no
easy task," says Cliff Starling,
coordinator of nutrient man-
agement programs at UF's
Suwannee Valley Livestock
Waste Testing Laboratory in
Live Oak.
The lab, which is the first of
its kind in the nation, serves
livestock producers through-
out the state. In the environ-
mentally sensitive Suwannee
River basin of North Florida,
there are about 25,000 dairy
cows and 38 million chickens.
Statewide; there are about
142,000 dairy cows.
"After all the jokes about it,
manure actually has a lot of
good things in it," Starling said.
"These include valuable organ-
ic matter and nutrients that can
be applied to crops to reduce
fertilizer costs and protect
water resources."
The price of fertilizer is
increasing rapidly, and the goal
of the lab is to help change ani-
mal waste into a valuable
resource-by analyzing it for dif-
ferent nutrients, he said.
The cow manure and chick-
en litter which contain valu-
able plant nutrients such as
nitrogen, phosphorus and
potassium can help farmers
save money by reusing and
recycling nutrients. Use of ani-
mal waste may also lower pro-
duction costs by reducing the


need for commercial fertilizer,
he said.
In North Florida, careful
application of manure to crops
also helps reduce the move-
ment of nutrients into ground
and surface waters in the 13
counties that comprise the
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District. Because of
the region's porous soils and
active hydrology, every effort
must be taken to protect water
resources from pollution by
animal wastes as well as
human wastes and fertilizers,
Starling said.
"In order to apply manure
to crops at the proper rate,
farmers need to know what
levels of nutrients are present
in the waste, and our lab can
provide them with that infor-
mation," he said. "The actual
nutrient concentration in
manures may vary from one
livestock operation to another,
depending on the animal feed,
season of the year and design
of the waste collection sys-
tem."
John and Doug Carter,
father and son owners of C&C
Farms in McAlpin, Fla., said
they rely on the lab to test
chicken litter for various nutri-
ents.
"By having the lab test our
poultry waste for nutrients, we
know what rates and amounts
to apply to crops such as corn,
hay, oats and sorghum," John
Carter said. "As a result, we
have been able to reduce our
fertilizer costs by about 90 per-
cent."
Starling said manure should
be sampled at the lab before
each field application is made,
or at least twice a year, prefer-


ably in winter and late summer
to measure seasonal nutrient
variations in the waste. The
free lab service is provided by
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"Our lab report, which
takes about two or three
weeks to prepare, provides
detailed information that can
be used in the overall nutrient
management program of any
farm operation," Starling said.
"In addition to providing the
analytical results and nutrient
availability estimates, the
report includes fertilizer rec-
ommendations for the selected
crop as well as supplemental.
nutrients that are needed and
the economic value of the
waste being utilized."
To use the lab's services,
farmers can contact their local
county extension agent to dis-
cuss their manure manage-
ment system and arrange for
waste samples to be analyzed.
At the request of local county
extension agents, Starling also
educates individual farmers
about their waste manage-
ment programs.
In addition to coordinating
the lab's nutrient management
programs, Starling conducts
education programs, work-
shops and tours for farmers
and other residents who want
to utilize organic wastes on
crops, pastures and pine trees.
He said many conditions
affect the use of wastes on
crops. Nitrogen, for example,
is the most abundant nutrient
in waste, and the nutrient must
be broken down by microor-
ganisms in the soil before it
can be used by plants. This
process called mineraliza-


tion is affected by the type
of soil, as well as soil moisture,
soil temperature and microbial
populations. As the tempera-
ture increases during the sum-
mer, microbial activity increas-
es.
All of these environmental
factors are considered by the
livestock waste-testing lab,
which is located at UF's North
Florida Research and Educa-
tion Center. The center also
works closely with the Suwan-
nee River Partnership, which
includes local, state and feder-
al government agencies that
are helping farmers develop
strategies for monitoring and
managing waste and fertilizer
in the basin.
Nitrogen, phosphorus and
other nutrients in waste can
degrade water quality in rivers
and- springs, causing algae
blooms that consume oxygen
needed by fish and other
aquatic animals. High nitrogen
levels can also affect human
health.
George Hochmuth, director
of the UF research and educa-
tion center in Live Oak, said
the partnership is being coor-
dinated by the Florida Depart-.
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services and the
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District in coopera-
tion with UF, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture Natural
Resources Conservation Ser-
vice, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, the
Florida Farm Bureau and other
agencies, agricultural produc-
ers and related associations.
For more information on
the Suwannee Valley Livestock
Waste Testing Laboratory, visit
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu.


Unusual "Tater"

discovery helps manatees


A French fry that looks like
Abraham Lincoln, a chip that
looks like Elvis, and now a potato
that looks like a manatee! Huh?
This normally humble vegetable
in its other popular forms has cer-
tainly made some curious head-
lines in the past!
Recently an Idaho "baker"
caught- the eye of Kimberly
Matthiensen and her husband.
One night while they were prepar-
ing dinner in their Virginia home,
Kimberly pulled a potato out of a
bag and was instantly amazed at
how much it looked like a mana-
tee.
"It was the most hilarious thing
I had ever seen," said Kimberly. "I
had heard of people finding silly
things, but this one was too cute."
Florida-reared, Kimberly is a
huge manatee fan and has adopt-
ed Betsy from Save the Manatee
Club's Adopt-A-Manatee program
at Homosassa Springs. She had
heard about people auctioning all
kinds of things on eBay, and she
thought it might be a good oppor-
tunity to feature her manatee-
shaped potato, that she nick-
named "Spud," on the online
auction site, and donate the net
proceeds to Save the Manatee
Club for manatee protection
efforts. Kimberly contacted the
club and made her proposal.
"We're very happy Kimberly is
doing this," said Judith Vallee,
executive director of the nonprofit
organization. "We all got a great
laugh out of the photos she sent
and thought why not? It's a cre-
ative way to help spread the word
about endangered manatees."
Kimberly explained how Spud
has very faint ripples on its body,
similar to a real manatee.
"There are little dimples for
eyes, it looks like there's a hint of a
smile, and there are even these lit-


tie crevices on the back which
remind me of propeller scars," she
said.
Many of these large gentle her-
bivores, found year round in Flori-
da's waterways, bear real scars
from propeller blades, and sadly,
collisions with boats are the
largest known cause of manatee
deaths. Through the club's
numerous conservation and edu-
cation programs, people around
the world are eager to help the
harmless marine mammals,
whose main agenda is eating and
sleeping very much like some
of the human "couch potatoes"
we all fondly know!
"I really don't understand how
anyone couldn't love manatees,"
said Kimberly. "I feel passionate
about them, and I'm glad Save the
Manatee Club keeps us posted on
everything that's going on, and
howwecanhello."
She'd like to add Spud to her
own personal collection of mana-
tee items, but feels the eBay sale
will be a special way for her to
help manatees.
"I'd like to move back to Flori-
da some day. I want my three kids
to be able to enjoy the manatees,
justlike I did when I was little,"
Kimberly said. "I really feel seeing
a manatee in the wild should be at
the top of everybody's list of
things they should do in their
lives."
To bid on Spud the manatee go
to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayIS-
API.dll?ViewItem&item=5598427
978&rd= l&sspagename =STRK
%3AMESE%3AIT&rd= 1. For more
information on manatees or the
Adopt-A-Manatee program, visit
Save the Manatee Club's extensive
educational Web site at
www.savethemanatee.org or call
toll free at (800) 432-JOIN (5646).


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Soil moisture monitors help sprinkler system save water and money


GAINESVILLE The cost of
keeping a lawn green could get
lower, thanks to soil moisture
monitors that make automatic
sprinkler systems more efficient,
says a University of Florida
researcher.
The devices can cut sprinkler
system water usage by more than
half; according to a recent UF
study. The findings were present-
ed at the annual meeting of the
American Society of Agricultural
Engineers July 17-20 in Tampa.
Soil moisture monitors contin-.
uously check soil moisture levels
and prevent sprinklers from oper-
ating when watering isnot not need-
ed, said Michael Dukes, an assis-
tant professor of agricultural
engineering with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The monitors are not widely used
despite being available for more


than a decade.
On average, U.S. homeowners
use almost 50 percent more water
outdoors than indoors, according
to a 2000 report by the American
Water Works Association.
Because lawn care accounts for
most outdoor water use, home-
owners who reduce unnecessary
irrigation can save big on water
bills, he said.
Sometimes, reduced watering
can even improve a lawn's health
- over watering encourages
shallow root growth, which
makes turf-grass less resistant to
stress and more susceptible to
some diseases, he said.
The soil moisture monitors
Dukes tested are marketed as
accessories for automatic sprin-
kler systems that use timers to
schedule irrigation. These sys-
tems are convenient to use but


often wasteful, he said.
"We conducted a survey of
Florida homeowners from 2002
to 2004 that showed mostly-grass
landscapes are typically given
two-and-a-half times the water
they need," he said. "The moni-
tors we studied, priced from $75
to $350, could pay for themselves
within one year in areas where
the cost of water is high."
Dukes' six-month study evalu-
ated four commercially available
soil moisture monitors, using
them with timer-based sprinkler
systems on UF turf-grass research
plots. For comparison, he also
tested timer-based systems with
no water-saving devices, as well
as systems equipped with shutoff
devices called rain sensors.
Rain sensors are popular
water-saving options for automat-
ic sprinkler systems, but because


they measure rainfall rather than
soil moisture, they may not deter-
mine a lawn's water needs accu-
rately, Dukes said.
The UF study showed systems
equipped with soil moisture mon-
itors used 56 percent less water
on average than systems with rain
sensors when the timers were set
to water twice a week. Systems
with the monitors used 70 per-
cent less water on average than
systems without water-saving
devices on a twice-weekly water-
ing schedule.
Use of the soil moisture moni-
tors did not produce visible differ-
ences in turf quality, Dukes said.
The monitors are particularly
suitable for residential landscape
irrigation because they require lit-
tle effort from homeowners, he
said.
"F6r a timer-based system to


be water-efficient in a climate like
Florida's, it has to be adjusted sea-
sonally to account for heavy rains
in the summer and reduced water
requirements in the winter,"
Dukes said. "Homeowners can
avoid that inconvenience if the
sprinkler system adjusts to soil
conditions on its own."
Soil moisture monitors are
composed of two elements: Sen-
sors that track the soil's water
content and an electronic con-
troller that can override the sprin-
kler system's watering schedule, if
the sensors indicate the soil is suf-
ficiently damp. The sensors,
which detect moisture by meas-
uring how well the soil conducts
electricity, are buried three or four
inches underground to monitor
the region where turf-grass roots
are densest, he said.
Dukes plans to continue test-


ing the monitors, and is currently
recruiting homeowners in Pinel-
las County to participate in a study
investigating how much water the
devices save when used on actual
residential landscapes, he said.
The devices will have to over-
come some skepticism to gain a
foothold in the residential market,
Mecham said. Some users have
had bad experiences with soil
moisture monitors, but he
believes problems are often relat-
ed to poorly planned or improper-
ly maintained sprinkler systems.
"People who install one of
these devices should understand
it will take some time to fine-tune
its performance," he said. "But
we need to learn to trust this tech-
nology- we need better residen-
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Florida receives $2.4 million for Medicaid


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that the taxpayer-supported
Medicaid program will receive
more than $2.4 million for Flori-
da as part of a nationwide settle-
ment with a healthcare corpora-
tion and a supply company it
owns.
A federal investigation
revealed that Gambro Health-
care and its supply company,
Gambro Supply Corp., improp-
erly billed both the federal
Medicare program and the indi-
vidual Medicaid programs in


each state. Gambro operated a
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requires regular dialysis treat-
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Gambro Supply was operated
as a shell company, which
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bill Medicaid for dialysis supplies
at a much higher rate than other-
wise would have been allowed.
"Defrauding Medicaid not
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places an undue burden of
responsibility on the shoulders


of Florida taxpayers," said Crist.
"This settlement will ease some
of that burden and will help
ensure that medical attention is
available to those who need it
most."
The settlement resolves alle-
gations surrounding Gambro's
bogus Medicaid billings for renal
dialysis, unnecessary diagnostic
tests and associated medica-
tions, as well as allegations of
kickback payments to physi-
cians who refer patients. The full
amount of the nationwide settle-
ment is $308.4 million, most of
which will go to the federal


Medicare program to provide
healthcare for elderly patients.
A total of $36 million of the
nationwide settlement has been
set aside for federal and state
Medicaid programs, with Flori-
da's federal and state share set at
$2.4 million.
The lawsuit against Gambro
Healthcare and Gambro Supply
Corp. was initiated by a whistle-
blower in 2001. The settlement
was negotiated by the Justice
Department and the National
Association of Medicaid Fraud
-Control Units.


USDA to extend conservation reserve program contracts


GAINESVILLE -- Farmers and
ranchers with certain Conserva-
tion Reserve Program (CRP) con-
tracts expiring this year may
extend their contracts for one
year, announced Kevin Kelley,
state executive director for USDA's
Farm Service Agency (FSA).
"Extending certain existing
contracts will ensure that CRP's
environmental benefits are pre-
served," said Kelley.
The extension option applies
to CRP participants with contracts
scheduled to expire Sept. 30, and
whose original contract with the
extension will not exceed 15


years. Farm Service Agency
offices will notify eligible CRP par-
ticipants of their option to modify
and extend their CRP contracts.
About 7,000 contracts, nation-
wide, are affected. The deadline
to apply for this extension is Sept.
2.
The extension will not change
participants' rental rates. All or a
portion of the acreage under con-
tract may be included in an exten-
sion, but no new acreage may be
added. Obligations and responsi-
bilities under the original contract
continue to apply to contracts that
are modified and extended.


USDA is not planning to offer a
general CRP signup in fiscal year
2005. However, producers may
continue to enroll relatively small,
highly desirable acreage, such as
filter strips and riparian buffers, in
the continuous CRP at any time at
their local FSA office.
The CRP is a voluntary pro-
gram available to agricultural pro-
ducers to help them safeguard
environmentally sensitive land.
Producers enrolled in CRP plant
long-term, resource-conserving
covers to improve the quality of
water, control soil erosion, and
enhance wildlife habitat.


In return, FSA provides partici-
pants with rental payments for 10
to 15 years and cost-share assis-
tance to establish the practice.
Since its inception in 1986, CRP
continues to reduce soil erosion,
improve water quality and
wildlife habitat, and sequester
atmospheric carbon in the 35 mil-
lion acres currently enrolled in the
program.
For more information on the
CRP program, contact your local
FSA office or visit the FSA web site
at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/ce
pd/crp.htm.


Young farmers and ranchers

take leadership to next level


ORLANDO Young farmers
and ranchers from across the
state gathered at Walt Disney
World to share ideas on taking
leadership in the agricultural
industry to the next level at the
2005 Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion State Young Farmer and
Rancher Conference.
The event opened with an
address by Mason Smoak, presi-
dent of the Young Farmers and
Ranchers leadership group.
Smoak stated that in its beginning
stages, Farm Bureau leaders rec-
ognized the need to provide
opportunities for educational and
leadership development for
younger members. The YF&R
program gives Farm Bureau a
continuous source of strong lead-
ership for the agricultural industry
- an industry, which is the back-
bone of the nation.
"As agriculturalists," Smoak
said, "we understand above all
the value of the American farmer
and the role of agriculture as it
relates to our nation's national
security, health, environment and
economy. American agriculture
provides U.S. consumers with the
safest, most affordable and abun-
dant food supply in the world. We
do have a great story to tell."
Speakers emphasized the


need to help the world recognize
the value of agriculture from the
farm gate to the consumer plate.
Workshops included "'Advocating
Agriculture" and "Better Profit
Through Better Management."
As a grassroots organization,
Farm Bureau has been highly suc-
cessful with a long list of accom-
plishments. In fact, Fortune mag-
azine continues to rank Farm
Bureau in the Top 20 of America's
most effective lobbying organiza-
tions.
Shawn Crocker, a member of
the leadership group, said Farm
Bureau's success can be traced to
the exceptional leadership found
among its members. In order for
the organization to maintain this
heritage, Crocker said it is vital for
new leaders to be developed to
guide the organization in the future.
The event was held at the
Coronado Springs Resort at Walt
Disney World. Participants
enjoyed an evening at Pleasure
Island, billed by Disney as an
island of entertainment in an
oasis of fun. Before venturing out
on their own, the group had din-
ner at the Adventurer's Club, an
audience-participation comedy
club set in 1937 filled with tall
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Auction August 13, 1:00PM.
Magnificent, spacious cus-
tom built log home in one of
the most prestigious neigh-
borhoods in village of Blow-
ing Rock, NC. Offered at
public auction. On-line bid-
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Lt brown, 301bs, fixed,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
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Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MECHANIC/WELDER
SALARY RANGE: $10.75 $14.50 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE & STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and routine maintenance on all county
equip., including the shop facility. Applicant must be able to
trouble shoot mechanical failures on all types of equip. & be
knowledgeable in cutting, welding & fabrication of metal. Also,
must be able to clean and organize the shop facility. Prepare
legible daily work tickets, recording time, equip. and inventory
used. Provide safe conditions for employees and the general
public. Working with road crews doing various jobs when
necessary. Will be required to perform labor duties such as
shovel, rake or lay sod. Any other related and assigned du-
ties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS& A ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating any county equip. Must have
the ability to lift up to 1001bs andhave the ability, to sit,-stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl & work outside for longperiods in
various weather cond. Requires knowledge and skill in opera-
tion of automotive repair, tools & metal fabrication tools, as
well as the ability to use diagnostic equip. Ability to work
flexible hours and overtime under emergency situations, when
necessary
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have valid Class A Florida Commercial
Drivers License w/ acceptable driving record. Must be able to
ass a screening test for illegal drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License..:
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


f Now Hiring
m OVi Management
I'm lovin' it

McDonald's of the Glades
(Belle Glade, Clewiston, and LaBelle)
are looking for a few good
people for Management. We are
looking for friendly, honest, self
starters, with excellent people
skills.

Starting pay based on
experience
Medical, life, dental, vision
insurance
Five day work week
Paid training
Paid vacation

To set up an interview
please call Amanda at
863-612-0333

Nisbet Enterprises Inc.
PO Box 1920
LaBelle, FL 33935


Oakbrook of LaBelle
Has a position open for:
ADON/UNIT MANAGER
Must be an RN with MDS experience,
working knowledge of P.S. System
and Care Plans.
Contact Cathy Burley at:
863-675-1440
or Send resume to: Oakbrook of LaBelle,
250 Broward Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935


Community Liaison
At PioneeriPark Beacon
Center in Belle Glade.
Knowledge of community
resources, community
organizing experience,
bi-lingual, 4yr degree.
Fax resume to
(561)841-3555
Company.and 0/0 Needed 87
cents per mile all Dead head
paid + fsc. Call Don Salts-
man CTC Trucking Inc.
(321)639-1522.
Driver
Covenant Transport
Hiring Event
Friday, July 29th'
10am -1pm
Work Force Alliance
1085 S. Main Street
Belle Glade, FL
Hiring Experienced
Drivers
Inexperienced
Drivers &
Owner Operators
Call Tom Sharkey
386-532-6110
Or Douglas Green
386-956-6811
An Equal Opportunity Employer
DRIVER NEEDED, F/T or P/T
Must have a valid CDL Drivers
License, Class B. Government
Mail. (561)422-2971
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
For agribusiness in
Clewiston area, general
office, typing & computer
skills required. Position
offers a competitive wage
To apply send resume with
current salary to Hilliard
Brothers of Florida. 5500.
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116
FULL & PT positions open, no
exp. needed, apply in per-
.son, 1200 Pratt Blvd., La-
Belle. (863)675-0997
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
resume to: 205 South Gloria
St. Clewiston, FL 33440
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
.Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.09 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low cost lease purchase
with payment as low as
$299/Wk. (800)569-9298.
PUMP TRUCK DRIVER.
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
ROLAND MARTIN'S MARINA-
Looking for a short order
cook. Able to work flexible
hrs. Inquire @ 920 E. Del
Monte Ave,


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Citrus Belle. A. Duda & Sons Has
Immediate Position Openings
Production Foreman:
Basic skills needed for this position.
* Must possess basic math skills and be able to learn citrus
processing and related equipment.
* Must be able to develop positive rapport with multicultural
workforce and management team.
* Must be willing to follow operational procedures and enforce
safety, GMR sanitation, regulatory policies and production
standards.
* Must be willing to work extended overtime, day or night
shift, weekends and some holidays.
Must be a self starter and use initiative to excel in this entry
level position. Future promotion mobility opportunities are
available for the right person.
Starirng pa3y will e asked onr, the individual's experience and
education level.
Day and Night Shift Specialty Blenders & Blenders:
Basic skills needed for this position.
* Basic math skills required with ability to read and measure
ingredients.
* Able to drive a forklift truck; willing to train.
* Perform general plant sanitation in blending and plant envi-
ronments.
* Willing to work extended overtime hours.
* Must be willing to work day or night shift with some week-
ends or holidays required.
* Starting rate $8.00 per hour plus .1 /2 times base pay after
40.consecutive hours of work per week.
Day and Niaht Shift Forklift Operators
Basic skills needed for this position.
* Add, subtract, multiply, divide.
* Perform general plant sanitation in Warehouse, Freezer, or
Plant environments.
* Working extreme temperatures from very hot to very cold.
* Able to drive a forklift truck a plus: willing to train.
Starting rate $6.50 per hour plus 1 1/ times base pay after
40 consecutive hours of work per week. There is a .50 per
hour increase after successfully completing a probationary
period.
* Able to meet flexible work schedule to meet customer de-
mands.
All full time positions include the following benefits: Compa-
ny matching 401K and pension plan after eligibility, ac-
crual paid vacation time, 5% paid holidays, accrual paid
sick days per year, discretionary end of year bonus, well-
ness program, .15 per hour shift differential, employee
tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care plans.
Apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle Plant lo-
cated at 6007 Highway 29 South. The plant is located ap-
proximately 8 miles south of LaBelle. Bilingual in
Spanish/English a consideration plus. Phone calls will not be
accepted. A. Duda & Sons is an equal opportunity employer.

Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II
SALARY RANGE: $9.00 $12.75 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE & STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operations and routine maintenance of
semi dump trucks & heavy equip. such as loaders, dozers &
backhoes. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for
employees and the general public. Working with road crews
doing various jobs when necessary. Any work necessary to
protect Glades County interest.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating semi trucks and heavy equip.
Must have the ability to lift up to 1l00bs and have the ability to
sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl & work outside for long
periods in various weather conditions. Will be required to
perform duties such as shovel, rake or lay sod when nec.
Requires a minimum of 2yrs experience with semi trucks or
heavy equip. Ability to work flexible hours and overtime under
emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have valid Class A Florida Commercial
Drivers License w/ acceptable driving record. Screening test
for illegal drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.

BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced in computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
to 863-983-5116. /'
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**Sales Reps**, SALES
MANAGERS $4,000 per
week is what our Top Sales
People earn! Highly suc-
cessful national co. expand-
ing. Will train. Call Jay
(800)685-8004.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
STANTON MOBILE HOMES
at 1312 W. SugadandHwy.
Clewiston is looking for a
.carpenter. Must have their
own means of transportation

and already have tools.
Music apply in person.



The Glades County
Sheriff's Office is
now accepting appli-
cations for a part-
time position (Food
Service) Friday, Sat-
urday and Sunday. 3
times each day,
breakfast 05:45 AM,
lunch 10:45 AM, din-
ner 5:00 PM.

Applicants must have
a valid Florida Driv-
er's License. Hourly
rate is $7.25.

Applications may be
picked up at the
Glades County Sher-
iff's Office, 599 Ave-
nue J, Moore Haven,
Florida or call
863-946-1600.

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Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
SALARY RANGE: $7.25 $11.25 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE & STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operations and routine maintenance of
single axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated
implements. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording
time, equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions
for employees and the general public. Working with road
crews doing various jobs when necessary. Will be required to
perform labor duties such as shovel, rake or lay sod. Any
other related and assigned duties.
KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to lift up to 100lbs and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl & work outside for long periods in
various weather conditions. Requires knowledge and skill in
operation and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors.
Ability to work flexible hours and overtime under emergency
situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have valid Class 1 Florida Commercial
Drivers License w/ acceptabledriving record, Screening test
for illegal drugs.
JOBfLQCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.

GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT'
P.O. Box 459
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
POSITION
Title I Coordinator/Parental Involvement Specialist
LOCATION
Glades County Administrative Complex
DATE REQUIRED
August 11,2005
QUALIFICATIONS
(1) Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Certification in education
Minimum of (3) years experience in education.
DUTIES
* Coordinate day-to-day operation for Title I A-Basic, Title I C-
Migrant and Title I D-Neglected and Delinquent.
* Attend regional and state meetings
* Coordinate & Supervise extended day and extended year ac-
tivities.
* Coordinate and supervise all activities related to No Child
Left Behind.
* Conduct annual program monitoring/evaluation
* Coordinate parental involvement activities.
SALARY
Instructional Salary Schedule (plus additional days as re-
quired)
HOW TO APPLY
Apply with letter and resume to:
Mazie T.Ford
Director of Currculum Services
RP.O. Box 459
Moore Haven, FI 33471
CLOSING DATE
August 5, 2005
The Gijader Counry Shoui Dr.,Uii Lai1 i an 'u.i ooporiuriirt, af-
firmative ac ors employer, Applictiron. from minorities,
women, and handicapped indvidu.ls are encouraged Pref-
erence is given to certain veterans and spouses for veterans
as provided by Chapter 295, ES.

GROUP LEADERS
GladesKids "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for part time Group Leaders
in Belle Glade. Group Leaders will supervise
recreational/educational activities and interact
with children ages 5-12 for 5 hours per day M-F.
Completion of 40 hour child care training required
as well as ability to work harmoniously
with students, staff and parents.

BUS DRIVER (Part Time)
GladesKids "out-of-school childcare program".
has immediate need for a Bus Driver in
Belle Glade. Bus Driver will transport children
ages 5-12 about 1-2 hours/day and also for
occasional field trips. CDL Class "B" license
with excellent driving record required.
Fax resume to: Sr. Laura Cavanaugh @
561-993-0061 or call 561-993-0066.
Catholic Charities
of Palm Beach. EOE

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


NEEDED
LABOR LEADER
Tomato Farm in the Devil's
Garden area. Company bus
provided. CDL Passenger
Endorsement Required.
Call
863-673-0062


Daytime

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BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has openings
for the following positions. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401K. MA/MS or MSW w/min.
2 yrs. exp. in mental health or social work,
LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or eligible. CAP (+).
Min. 2 yr. exp. w/Sub. abuse/mental health.
Flex hours req. Valid FL drivers lic. Fax resume
w/salary req. to (954)967-3477 or email
amdixon@semtribe.com


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Bartender $9.00 per hour plus tips
Housekeepers $9.00 per hour
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Players Club Rep $10.00 per hour
Security Officers $10.00 per hour
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PALM BEACH COUNTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES

* HEAD START CENTER MANAGERS II & III (Pa-
hokee & South Bay Centers)-Salaries: Mg. II -
$33,748; Mgr. Ill $35,798. Plans, controls and
supervising the day-to-day operation of the cen-
ters. Center Mgr. III in S. Bay has the additional
responsibility of supervising food service staff
for the preparation and distribution of food to
satellite centers. Positions require a BS/BA Early
Childhood Ed. Dev., Dev. Psych., Social Work,
Sociology, Pub./Bus. Adm. related; 1 yr. exp.
supervising a programs) for Head Start, pre-
schoolers or related social service directed at
preschooler (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 and Ed. Program Dir. Credential and a
FL Food Protection Mgr. Cert. within 6 months
of hire.

* SOCIAL WORKER (Sr. Services), $29,981.
Conducts assessments and eligibility determina-
tions of elderly individuals for in-home services
and home-delivered meals. Makes home visits.
Requires BS/BA Social Work, Sociology, Psy-
chology or other Behav. Sci. and 1 yr. exp. in
social work/related field (or unrelated BS/BA and
2 yrs. exp.)

* MAINTENANCE WORKER Ii (2 Positions,
Glades District Park, Pahokee), $11.04/hr. Re-
quires 1 yr. exp. in laboring work providing a fa-
miliarity with any (or a combination) of
landscape/natural area athletic field mainte-
nance, refuse collection, custodial work.

* CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOC. I (Preschool-
ers, South Bay), $11.04/hr. Requires AS/AA
Early Childhood Education/equivalent degree (or
60-semester/90-quarter hours of college); 1 yr.
exp. working directly with preschoolers.
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position de-
scriptions & employment applications. Submit
applications/resumes with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 p.m. 8/5/05 to Palm Beach County
Human Resources 50 S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax 561/616-6893
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HVAC TECHNICIAN

HVAC Technician Position Available
at Pahokee Housing Authority. For
further written details, interested parties
may contact Julie Hale, Executive
Director, attel. 561-924-5565; fax
(561)924-5148; or visit 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, FL. Pahokee
Housing Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and promotes
a Drug-Free Workplace.


The GEO Grlo:.tp, .
The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
DATA ENTRY CLERK
LIFE SKILL INSTRUCTOR
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

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
I
Southern Gardens Groves seeks
Scouts and Facility Attendants
Scout will perform detailed citrus tree inspections, complete
reports, and operate motor vehicles. Facility Attendant will
handle grove traffic flow, assure canker compliance
procedures, assist visitors and complete logs. Both require
good verbal and written communication skills. Prefer
bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package including
health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept, Fax863.902.4315; or
e-mail dmelton@southernardens.com, EOE



Southern Gardens Groves Supervisor

Requires
BS degree or 5 to 7 years experience in
agricultural production and management; at least
2 year supervisory experience; familiar with fertilizer,
irrigation, insecticide, and pest management
programs; computer skills; and riust be
willing to work grove schedule.
Prefer bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package
including health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315,
.or e-mail dmelton(southerngardens.com. EOE


WELDER/FABRICATOR
Metal fabrication shop located in
Clewiston Florida is looking for qualified
WELDERS/FABRICATORS.
We specialize in the fabrication of
agricultural/industrial drainage and
pumping facilities.
Must be able to read structural blueprints,
weld, work with metals, do heavy lifting,
work independently as needed.
Call Will Rudd (863-673-8760) to make an
appointment for an interview.
Or send your resume to:
Everglades Machine, Inc.
953 East Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, Florida 33440


OPPORTUNITY MEETINGII!
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @ 7:00 RM.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



IMMEDIATE CASHIII US Pen-
sion Funding pays cash now
for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call
(800)586-1325 for a FREE,
no-obligation estimate.
www.uspenslonfund-
Ing.com.




NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 1430
Medical Services435








PA., (561)996452'.
(561)96-906.6





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.ki2.fl.us


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



ARRESTED OR INJURED Need
a Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies Misdemeanors
*DUI *Domestic Violence *
Traffic Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
Cash For Your Accident! In-
jured in an accident? Law-
suit pending? Need Cash
NOW? We provide cash ad-
vances for personal injury
claims. Financial Relief! Toll-
free (888)375-0565 or
(727)375-0565.
DIVORCE$175-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,,.
" ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divdrct'
Tech Est3blihed 1977 .,.


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin
size, Antique, Metal.w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098


( MANAGEMENT


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

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


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Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
(863)763-0072
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626


DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.
(863)357-1560.
FREEZER- Whirlpool,.20 cu ft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
MICROWAVE OVEN, TOSHIBA
w/ Wooden Cart on Wheels.
$50 (863)675-4543
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547



WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.
(863)467-1782


Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
863-634-5914,



FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com
NEW ALL STEEL BLDGS.
30x50, 40x80, 80x150. Up
to 50% Off. Call Now! Judy
(800)839-1075.



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.



COMMERCIAL Coin Opp.
Laundry Equip. 23 top
loaders, 4 big boy front
loaders, 12-15 top/bottom
dryers, 2 change machines
& soda machine. Come by,
look & make offer.
(561)924-2620/261-9874



CAR SEAT- BOY BABY,
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.
(863)467-7838.


SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um (863)467-1189
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 7, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/100+Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394



DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abla Espeni-
o01. $150. (863)843-0323.
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


AMAZONS 2., 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair 'or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
CABINET, For VCR TAPES:
$20 (863)675-4543
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.
DINETTE SET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good
shape. $100 (863)675-3774
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
anytime
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
SOFA, LS, END TABLES,
COFFEE TBL- good condi-
tion, $125 for all.
(863)634-0526.
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.,
$60 (863)675-3774



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &,
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
$2200. (863)692-2229.
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $125-
(863)467-6162.



WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246:


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.
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458


BR Set,, 4 pc., $75, Dog Ken-
nel, 10x6x6, $100, Trampo-
line, futon bunk bed
w/mattresses, $200, wed-
ding dress, sz. 12, never
worn, $200, go cart, seater,
$1000. (863)673-4621
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.
FREE DIRECTV Satellite for 4
rooms. Add Ti-
Vo/DVR/HDTV. 220 Chan-
nels + locals,
$29.99/month. First 500 or-
ders get Free DVD Player.
(800)360-9901, Promo
#14700.



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BEAGLES PUPPIES- Pure
bred, 1st shots & wormed.
No papers. 7 wks. old.
$125. 302-492-3930
BOXER PUPPIES: $400 Each.
Mother for $500 & Regis-
tered Father for $700.
(863)675-0430


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LABOR <)> FINDERS

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


S HENRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses

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LPN I & '
Respiratory Therapist

Per Diem Pharmacy Technrcian


Full Time Certified Dietary Manager

Director of Quality Improvement



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PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
on 07/15. $200 for males &
$250 for females.
(863)983-5597
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136



POOL- 4ft, ladder and all ac-
cessories, like new, $150 or
best offer. (863)824-8749.



STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.



CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
(863)674-0098.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788

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VOLUNTEERS NFFI)FP
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call.

561-993-1160

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WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue Indian Hills, Moore Haven,
Star 2E. & Small electric air extra large riverfront home
compressor on 2 wheel trail- for rent, 5BR/3.5BA, 2 kit's,
er. $1500 (863)675-8074 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage,
1Ui e & hardwood firs.
throp out gorgeous views,
$1800 mo. Call
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con- 239-849-0 770 o r
troller, 3 mo old. $175. 239-690-3085.
(863)261 -2263
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in Rav lsaV
the classified.


Business Places -
SHOP VAC- 10 gallon, corn- Sale 1005
mercial, stainless steel, ask- Commercial
ing $55. (863)675-7350. Property Sale 1010
ICondos/
I Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
LOOKING FOR: Electric Riding Houses Sale 1025
Lawn Mower. Please call Hunting Property 1030
anytime. (863)983-7996 Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Iculure Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property -Sale 1055
S Property Inspectionl 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Christmas Trees 745 Resort Property -
Farm Equipment 805 Sale 1070
Farm Feed..'Products810 Warehouse Space 1075
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Waterfront Property 1080
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825 Hu.- Sa.l I
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830 By Owner, beautiful country
Fertilizer 835 living in Montura Ranch, 1
Horses 840 1/4 acres, cleared wall im-
Landscaping provements, ready for mo-
Supplies 845 bile home or build a house,
Lawn & Garden 850 only $70,000. Call Mike
Livestock 855 863-673-2532 or Irv
Poultry/Supplies 860 863-902-1189
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865 CLEWISTON- 4/3, approx
3000 sq ft, under a/c, swim-
ru- ming pool/screen enclosure,
Horse 04la 6/10 acre, new appliances,
Snew ceramic tile & carpet,
AQHA STALLION-16.1 hands, new A/C compressor, roof
by Hint of Conclusive, Great approx 3 yrs old, fresh paint
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell inside/outside, 10x20 shed,
$5000. firm (561)795-9657 sprinkler system with well,
city sewer, underground
BAY MARE: 14 years old utilities, original owners.
w/tack. $800. Asking $269,000. Serious
(863)675-0430 Buyers,call 863-228-0887
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck or 863-228-0400 for appt.
4 horse slant/trailer, '87, Hurricane Wind Zone 3
weekender living quarters, Manufactured &
$5000 neg. (863)357-1945 Modular Homes
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22', Land/Home Packages
metal top & siding, $1500 or Complete Double Section,
best offer. Call Setup &NC.
(561) 236-8708 anytime. From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
PALOMINO- Registered Mini 1-800-330-6623
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713 Port LaBelle, Unit 4, 3/2, cor-
w ner lot, walk to schools, new
appl's/carpet, nice yard,
priced to sell @ $164,500.
JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000, Call owner 863-675-1107
(863)801-1666 Your next job could be in
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP today's classified. Did
Kohler. Needs transmission, you look for it?
$800. or best offer.
(863)265-4161 ia -S e 0
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500 LAND, 51/2 acres, 606 Henry
psi's whosee& wand. $250. Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
(863)675-7504 ton, reduced to $200,000.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE: 305-342-7133/636-5092.
Approx. 200. $1400 for all, *LAND FOR SALE*
will sep. Will Deliver 41.4 Acres in Hendry
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999 County. Could Divide.
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HR Call 239-657-5654
36" cut, good condition, RESIDENTIAL VACANT LOT,
runs great, $500. 3071 N.E. Beechwood Circle
(863)635-3627. at Port Labelle.
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j- (305)335-9005
stick steering, 2yrs, warran----
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season, t
new set of blades, New iPropet'alI
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
(302)697-3931 ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
of NC. Deep water lake with
i 90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
U NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
ERAD M AFUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
NEWSPAPER OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
,, ,r TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
makes ya *mAe Ino e Acreage & Investments.
makes you more infomed Cherokee Mountain Realty
al diereth person. No GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
wonder newspaper readers www.cherokeemountainreal-
aremoremsumessfull tycom Call for Free Bro-

Closeout Salel LAKEVIEW
BARGAINS from $39,900
LIVESTOCK TRAILER -15', with Free Boat SIlipl 10% OFF
Ideal for horses & livestock, plus Pay NO Closing Costs!
$500 or best offer. Call High elevation, beautifully
(561)236-8708 anytime wooded lake view parcels.
Across from national forest
Okeechobee Livestock on Norris Lake in Eastern
MarketSalesevery Tenn. Call now
Mon.12pm & every (800)704-3154, ext 625
Tues. 11am. 763-3127 Sunset Bay, LLC.


Rentals



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




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


Ticket 07


Coastal North Carolina Water-
front Pre- Construction
Grand Opening! 1.56 Acres
$199,900. Deep boatable
waterfront! Panoramic
views, private setting. Paved.
road, underground utilities.
Aug 13 & 14 only call
(800)732-6601 X 1338
harles Watkeys, Broker.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
GRAND OPENING! Winding
River Preserve II July 30 &
31. Ocala/Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
New semi- private gated
community featuring parcels
w/ frontage on the Wacas-
sassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/ deer
& turkey. SAVE up to
$20,000! Great financing.
Call toll-free (866)352-2249,
x 517 or www.fllandbar-
gains.com.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY 2
Private communities with
hardwood trees, views,
creeks, river and lake ac-
cess. Swim, fish, hike. Lots
from $20,000 to $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,990. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
NEW RELEASE 20% discount
for Reservation Holders on-
ly. Coastal Georgia Gated
Deep Water Access. Wood-
ed, agoon and Golf Course
homesites. Call for Reserva-
tion Information
(877)266-7376.
New Tennessee Lake Property
from $19,900! 7 Acre parcel
$34,900. Lake Parcel and
LogCabin Package $54,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS 4
acres on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall and large
public lake nearby $49,500
owner (866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Brian Sullivan

General Contractor

CUSTOM HOMES COMMERCE BUILDINGS

Call us for all of your new construction needs,

your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

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and look at some of our new homes.


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4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Many Upgrades Mosor Haven. Golfcat included. 50+comm.
AMustSeel $ 119,000
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON MOORE HAVEN
SBank Foreclosures Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
ll fr Deil Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*3BR, 1BA Home in uRiver View Lots available on
Hooker's Point Area Caloosahatchee River
$112,000 Call for Details
ACREAGE LAND & LOTS
* New construction on Farm Land Availa ble
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR, Ca\l for Details
2BA, Many Upgrades M5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts off Hendry
$275,000 Isles Blvd., Call for Details
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood RENTALS
S/D, Newly Remodeled 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
$84,000 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
MONTIRA 2BR, iBA in Moore Haven
H Wooded Lots: $525/mo.
zam$0da $40,000
QOuebrsda sut0o COMMERCIAL
Clear rveyed Lon 00'00 Lo/bdg,fened
Appaloosa $55,000 within City of Clewiston $115,000
LAKEPORT PIONEER PLANTATION ,
* Listings Neeedd *3BR, 2BA Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home
on 2-1/2 Acres. $78,900





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Mobile Home, Singlewide, Fn d Marine Miscellaneous 3025
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must enc.U, Motorcycles 3030
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305-245-8768/345-1319 S Scren orc 3035
DW Carport, GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
S I ,, ,.,2 Sheds ii gine. $350 or best offer.
2 Sheds (863)227-2600
^ I $72,900 ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/ (
'a" Itrlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo- iL le
"U9~ *tors, fish finder, anchors, (11(1)P
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MONTOYA RANCH (863)635- 3627. I
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Section13,3Bdrm.,2Ba. Loop Special, stand & cage, exc. shape,,
1200 sq. ft. double wide less than 1 yr old, $2000 Automobiles 4005
50,000 Ft. fenced yard, Jl L3 Y, neg. Call Heath Autos Wanted 4010
Beautiful Oaks, Screened Fence 863-634-6006 Classic Care 4015
Lanai, Utility Shed Commercial Trucks 4020
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Pcedtosell$114,500. nized. Good shape. $200. Equipment 402ructn
Call owner: 863-673-5071 572,900 863-674-1105. Foreign Cars 4030
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX, Four Wheel Drive 4035
New & Usedtrr, 90hp Yamaha, biminy Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Manufactured Homes 3)Tropical #28 top, great white trolling mo- Parts Repairs 4045
Fleetwood, Jacobsen, Bal, 1/ Dtor, live well, misc. equip- Pickup Trucks 4050
Scotbilt, Townhomes. 1/2 at ment, exc. cond., $8,995. Sport Utility 4055
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STANTON HOMES Furnished, Utility Trailers 4065
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2br,2ba, single wide, cov-
ered carport, Ig screened MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
porch, large shed, metal /Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top Tohatsu, new trir, good
roof over system, 4)Trmp tc LLo #1, CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent cond., $3000.
(863)983-0589. ,"1 'W cond. $1800 (561)644-1596 (863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
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ClewistonStanton Homes m. Sh (863)63 3-4939/634-2017 (863)357-4595 ask for Ron
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SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST SEA-NYMPH- '84, 17" Alumi- vertible: Needs work. $1200
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& OLDEST DEALER 2160W.Hwy.27Clewiston tor & Trailer. $700 or best (863)946-0599
VOLUME PRICING 1,4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART Offer. (863)763-1431 M Ga
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neighbor's garage, attic, Your new home could be miles, all power, like new,
basement or closet in in today's paper. Have $5000 (863)675-2392.
tydou's clasifi eds, you looked for it? $ 0 \ ) 2
today's claSSiie(ds. BOUNDER, '90, 70k mi., new PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992,
Time to clean out the trans., good cond., $12,900. Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
HOW fast can your car attic, basement and/or (772)785-5771 Stereo. Asking $2000.
go? It can go even garage? Advertise COACHMAN 1997, 5th Wheel, (863)675-2598
faster when you sell it your yard sale in the 25 Ft. w/slide out. Garaged, VOLVO 740, '90, needswork,
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V8, low mi, fully loaded, all
power, a/c, leather, GPS;
max. care warranty trans.
$19,000 neg. (863)983-6018
FORD EXPLORER 91, Needs
trans. $500. (863)634-0305


CHEVY BLAZER 1988, For
parts. $400 or best offer. See
Ruben @ across for Duda
Juice Plant in blue trailer.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gatooror Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.


CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
ine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
(863)675-4643
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
(863)634-6654


CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933
CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
(863)467-0139.
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
'(863)675-8573
FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299'or can finance
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
.(954)587-2644 or 260-1933
FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.
(863)634-7706.


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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 2004-CP-52
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN M. GABRIEL
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Helen
Gabriel, deceased, whose date of
death was May 27, 2004, and whose
Social Security Number is
287-14-7660, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below:
.Verna Gabriel
S4300 SW 13th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
The Law Firm of
Maxwell & Maxwell, PA.
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedentrs 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 decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against edens 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 July 21, 2005.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I
have read the foregoing, and the facts
alleged are true, to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Signed on June 29, 2005.
Verna Gabriel, Personal Representative
The Law Firm of
Maxwell & Maxwell, PA.
DEVIN R. MAXWELL
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 172693
405 NW Third Street
.Ok'eechobee FL 34972 .". .
Telephone:'(863) 763-1119 "
S7.0(39 CGS 7/21.28/05
LEGAL NOTICE
The Hendry County Building, Licensing
and Code Enforcement Department is
looking for contractors for mowing of
various delinquent properties within
the unincorporated Hendry County
Contractors will be requiredto main-
tain current workers compensation or
exemption status on all field employ-
ees, a current liability policy and an
occupational license with Hendry
County. If you are interested or have
any questions in being added as a
contractor, please stop by the LaBelle
office and request to speak to Ken
Bennett. You may also call 675-5245
or 983-1584.
72316 B/CGS 7/28;8/4/05
NOTICE OF AUCTION
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction by Blount Automotive
on August 12,2005 at 10:00 a.m. It
will be sold for cash to the highest
bidder and Blount Automotive reserves
the ight to refuse any or all bids. Sale
will be held at 508 E. Haitia Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL 33440.
1.1998 ChevyLumina
VIN# 2G1WL52M8W1132296
71608 CGS 07/28/2005

LEGAL NOTICE
C. .. 1 ..l If Ii
at 2190 NW 16t1 St., Belle Glade:, FL.
1998 Ford P/U
VIN #1FTZX1729WNA67983
72301 CGS 7/28/05
LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on August 11 at 8:00 a.m.
at 2190 NW 16th SL, Belle Glade:, FL:
199 Honda4dr
VIN#1HGCEB67XTA014591
72300 CGS 7/20/05

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE AND
NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A
REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 9:00 AM in the
County Commissioners Meeting Room, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue
J, Moore Haven, orida.
The Glades County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the follow-
ing Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
AN ORDINANCE OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF GLADES COUNTY BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A FROM OPEN USE AGRICUL-
TURE TO RESIDENTIAL GENERAL ZONING DISTRICT AS REQUESTED BY KEN-
NETH BRACKEN, CASE NUMBER R05-04; AMENDING GLADES COUNTY
ORDINANCE NO. 75-3; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF GLADES
COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A request by: Kenneth Bracken, Case Number R05-04, to change the present zon-
ing classifications of Open Use Agriculture to Residential General on 35.22 acres
of land In Glades County, Rodda, more particularly described as follows:
WILLIAMS ROAD REZONING
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land in Section 26, Township 42 South, Range 30 East, Glades County,
ordda being more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Northwest comer of Government Lot 1 of said Section 26 and
run N 88 deg. 4814" W, along the North line of said Section 26, a distance of
928.63 feet thence S 02 deg. 01'12"W a distance of 30.00 feet to the Northwest
comer of River Oaks Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 56, Public
Records of Glades County, Flodda and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel
of land herein described; thence N 88 deg. 4814" W, along the Southedry right-
of-way line of Williams Road, a distance of 599.93 feet to the Northeast comer
of that certain parcel of land described In official records Book 57, Page 699,
Public Records of Glades County, Florida; thence S 00 deg. 4236" E, along the
West line of said parcel described In official records Book 57, Page 699, a dis-
tance of 2729.68 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line of the C-43 Caloosa-
hatchee River Canal; thence S 45 deg. 51'22" W, along said Northery dght-of-
way line a distance of 187.77 feet; thence S 44 deg. 15'02" E a distance of
75.96 feet, thence S 04 deg. 22"53" E a distance of 47.38 feet thence S 23 deg.
3027" E a distance of 28.53 feet more or less to the existing waters edge of said
C-43 Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence Northeasterly along said waters edge,
a distance of 1,561.87 feet, more or less; thence N 20 deg. 18'49" W a distance
of 73.57 feet, more or less to the "Old C-43 right-of-way line"; thence S 85 deg.
31'53" W, along said "Old C-43 right-of-way line" a distance of 112.50 feet;
thence S 60 deg. 2216" W, a distance of 387.04 feet to a point at the intersec-
tion of the "Old C-43 right-of-way line" with the Southerly protection of the West
line of Lot 26, River Oaks Subdivision; thence N 00 deg. 1614" E, along said
pmjection, a distance of 62.83 feet to the Southwest comer of said Lot 26 and
the South line of said River Oaks Subdivision; thence Southwesterly along the arc
of a curve to the left, (said curve being curved concave to the Southeast and
having a radius of 1,825.00 feet and a central angle of 02 deg. 4107"), a dis-
tance of 85.53 feet to the Southwest corner of said River Oaks Subdivision;
thence N 00 dog. 1614" E, along the West line of said River Oaks Subdivision, a
distance of 791.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence along the
arc of said curve, (said curve being curved concave to the Southeast and having
a centfl range of 53 deg. 41'40 E a distance of79.60 feet to the beginning of a

curve to the left thence along the arc of said curve, (said curve being curved
concave to the West and having a central angle of 113 deg. 4604" and a radius
of 128.08 feet) a distance of 254,32 feet; thence N 58 deg. 4657" W a distance
of 53.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence along the arc of said
curve, (said curve being curved concave to the Northeast and having a central
angle of 61 deg. 35'53" and a radius of 235.00 feet) a distance of 252.65 feet;
thence N 02 deg. 0112" E a distance of 655.02 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Less and except the three (3) following described properties:
PARCEL"A"
Commencing at the Northeast comer of River Oaks Subdivision as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 56, Public Records of Glades County, Flrodda, run S 02 dog. 0112"
W along the West line of said subdivision for 655.02 feet to the beginning of a
curve to the left; thence along the arc of said curve, (said curve being curved
concave to the Northeast and having a central angle of 61 deg. 35'53 and a radi-
us of 235.00 feet) a distance of 252.65 feet; thence S 58 deg. 4657" E a dis-
tance of 53.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right thence along the arc
of said curve, (said curve being curved concave to the West and having a central
angle of 113 deg. 46'04" and a radius of 128.08 feet) a distance of 254.32 feet
thence S 53 deg. 5804" Wa distance of 79.60 feet to the beginning of a curve to
the left thence along the arc of said curve, (said curve being curved concave to
the Southeast and having a central angle of 53 deg. 41'40" and a radius of
250.00 feet) a distance of 234.29 feet; thence continue along said West line S
00 deg. 1614" W 791.76 feet to the Southwest comer of said River Oaks Subdi-
vision and the Point of Beginning; thence Southwesterly along the arc of a curve
to the right, (said curve being curved concave to the Southeas and having a ra-
dius of 1,825.00 feet and a central angle of 02 deg. 41'07"), a distance of 85.53
feet to the Southwest comer of Lot 26 of said River Oaks Subdivision; thence S
00 deg. 1614" W along the Southerly projection of the West line of said Lot 26
for 62.83 feet to the "Old C-43 right-of-way line;" thence along said right-of-way
line N 60 deg. 2216" E 387.04 feet; thence N 85 deg. 31'53" E 112.50 feet;
thence S 20 dg. 1849" E a distance of 73.57 feet to the existing waters edge of
said C-43 Caioosahatchee River Canal and a point referred herein as "Point A;"
thence return to the Point ef Beginning and run S 00 deg. 1614" W along the
Southery extension of the West line of said subdivision for 52 feet; thence S 21
deg. E a distance of 112 feet to the existing water's edge of .said C-43 Caloosa-
hatchee River Canal; thence Northeasterly along said waters edge to said "Point
"A".
PARCEL"B"
All those lands lying Southeasteriy of the Northwesterly right-of-way of said C-43
Caloosahatchee River Canal
PARCEL"C=
Commencing at the Northwest comer of said Section 26, thence S 88 deg. 48'14"
E along the North line of said Section 26 a distance of 1,111.88; thence S 00
deg. 42'55" W a distance of 2,728:99 feet to an intersection with the Northerly
right-of-way line of Caloosahatchee Canal C-43 as shown on sheet a of drawing
No. C-43-33 of the Central and Southem Rorida Rood Control District right-of-
way and Topo Map; thence N 45 deg. 51'34 E along said right-of-way line a di.-
tance of 434.85 feet to the point of beglnning.of this description; thence continir
N 45 deg. 51'34" E along said right-of-way line a distance of 145.35 feet to t.i.
be inning of a curve.to the right; thence along said curve, -having.a.radius i
1825.00 feet a central angle of 08 deg. O05O4 being concave in the Southeiny
side, whose long chord bears N 49 deg. 5W4 E'fbr a distance of257.30 feel
an arc distance being 257.51 feet to the Southwestedy comer of "River Oa
Subdivision" as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 56 Public Records of Glades
County, Rodda; thence N 0 deg.14'57" E along the West boundary line of said
Subdivision a distance of 350.00 feet; thence N88 deg. 48'13" W a distance of
300.00 feet thence S 00 deg. 14'57" W a distance of 623.22 feet to the said
point of beginning of this description.
The above describes approximately 31.5 acres of land.
All Interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Written comments filed on
or before August 9,2005 will be read and considered.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission, with
respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of
the proceedings, and he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be heard.
GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
K.S. Jones, Chairman
ATTEST: Sandra H. Brown for
Joe Flint Clerk of Circuit Court
70733 CGS 7/21,28/05


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/2/05
SUBJECT AREA: 217 Time Schedules
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
itme schedules.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41,1012.22,1001,42 and 1001,43 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1001.42 AND
1001.43 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, atthe Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for time sched-
ules.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additonaldistrict economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendy County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hinkpochee Avenue, LaBeile, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 2, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notce.
NoatIe: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
thfutore.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in Writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration.
Notice: inspection and copying of all wdtten materals cunstitting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recogne any material which may be judicially no-
tices and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may Incorporate material by reference Into the proposed rule.
Notice: if you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at
least 48 hours pdor to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(2), ES.
67303 CGS7/14,21,28 CB07/28/05


READINGAINEWSPAPER.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2005 in the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following requests:
1)A request from Stanton Mobile Home Sales in accordance with City Code Sec-
ton 110-60 tiled "Required findings; variance" fort variance to split the 3 lots
located on Lots 1 3, Block 168, General Plan of Clewiston, A.K.A. 443 E. Pa-
sadena Ave, Clewiston. The pperty is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code
to allow not more than one dwelling unit per any platted lot. The applicant is re-
questing a variance from these requirements In order to build another single
family residence.
2)A request from Ronald & Raygene Buff in accordance with City Code Section
110-61 titled "Special exception" for a special exception to use their home lo-
cated at 303 Saginaw Ave., A.K.A. Lot 8 of Block 1, RIdgeview Estates S/D as a
home based administrative only business. The property is zoned R1-B and Is re-
quired by City Code to not allow home based businesses.
3)A request from Jorge Femandez in accordance with City Code Section 110-60
titled "Required findings; variance" for a variance to extend his building Into the
easement to the rear property line located on Lots 15 19, Block 161, General
Plan of Clewiston, A.K.A. 517 E Sugadrand Hwy. The property is zoned C and
has a 5 ft. RU.E. (Public Utility Easement) on the rear.
4)A request from Juan & Sirelda Bentancor in accordance with City Code Sec-
tion 110-60 titled "Required findings; variance" for a variance to erect a cement
fence nto the RU.E. (Public Utlity Easement) to the east property line located on
Lot 5, Block 31, Ridgewood S/D, A.K.A. 239 W. Avenlda del Rio. The property is
zoned R1 -A and is required by City Code to allow 7.5 set back from rear property
line.
The City Commission.will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
August 15,2005 at 6:00 p.m. In the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and Interestesd parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physl-
ca Impairment, including speech or hearing mpairments, should contact the
Building Official's office at least three days priorto the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
72295 CGS 7/28/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-113-CP
Division: Prollate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY JANE McCUNE
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The. administration of the estate of
MARY JANE McCUNE, deceased, File
Number 2005-113-CRP, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
RFlodda, Probate Division, the address
of which Is: Post Office Box 1760, La-
Bello, FL 33935.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative attorney Is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
SFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN
STHE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM."
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is July 28, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Carol L Cole
2625 Grassy Run
LaBelle, FL 33935
Attorney for Personal Representative:
MIl.n, A MrJ fi),
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 03-CA-224
FAIRBANKS CAPITAL CORP. AS
SERVICING AGENT FOR DLJ
MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
SANDRA OSCEOLA; MIKE OSCEOLA;
SECURITY PACIFIC HOUSING
SERVICES, INC. JOHN DOE;JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Motion and Order Resetting
Foreclosure Sale Date date the 8th
day of July, 2005 and entered In
Case No. 03-CA-224, of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in
and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein FAIRBANKS CAPITAL
CORR AS SERVICING AGENT FOR
DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC. Is
the Plaintiff and SANDRA OSCEO-
LA; SECURITY PACIFIC HOUSING
SERVICES, INC; MIKE OSCEOLA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the AT
FRONT STEPS, SOUTH DOOR OF
COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in MOORE
HAVEN, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 4th day of AUGUST, 2005, the
following describedproperty as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit
EXHIBIT "B"
LEGAL DESCRIPTION
LOTS 18,20, AND 22, BLOCK 71,
PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLATTHEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
DESOTO COUNTY LYING AND BE-
ING IN GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA,
AS SHOWN ON CORRECTIVE
DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 135,
PAGE 362
AND
LOT 16, BLOCK 71 IN PALMDALE
SUBDIVISION, SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 40, RANGE 30,
GLADES COUNTY PLAT, AS RE-
CORDED IN DESOTO COUNTY,
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 101 AND
FILED IN GLADES COUNTY, FLORI-
DA AS SHOWN ON DEED RE-
CORDED IN BOOK 69, PAGE 91.
AND
LOT 14, BLOCK 71 OF PALMDALE
SUBDIVISION, SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 30
EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AS SHDWN ON DEED RECORDED
IN BOOK 81, PAGE 923.
TOGETHER WITH A 1990 MAYF MO-
BILE HOME WITH VIN# (S):
54630213AZ AND 54630213BZ,
TITLE#(S): 49534227 AND
49538954, AND DECAL #(S):
N302991 AND N0302992.
In accordance with the Amedrican
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disabled person who, because of
their Disabilities, need special ac-
commodatons to participate In this
proceeding should contact the Sen-
lor Deputy Clerk Administration
Whose Post office Is Located at the
Lee County Justice Center, Room
3112,1700 MONROE STREET, FT.
MYERS, FL 33901, Telephone
(239)335-2299 or 1
800 955-8771 (OD)or 1
800)955-8770 Via R, Relay Ser-
vice, no laterthan 5 days priorto
the Court Date.
Datedthis1 lthday ofJuly, 2005
JOE FLINT
Clerk of The Circuit Court
JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
70899 CGS 07/21,28/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-582 CA
KENDRICK S. RICHARDS,
Plaintiff
vs.
PETE G. MARKOFF and
AMELIA MARKOFF,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PETE G. MARKOFF and AMELIA
MARKOFF, if alive, or If dead, their un-
known spouses, widows, widowers,
heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees,
and all parties having or claiming by,
through, under or against them, and
any and all persons claiming any rght,
title, Interest, claim, lien, estate or de-
mand against the Defendants In re-
gards to the following described
property in Hendry County, Forida:
LOT 21, BLOCK 2337, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 6, a subdivision, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 109 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given to each of. you
that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been
filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on
Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16th PLACE #2, CAPE CO-
RAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court Hendry County, PRO. Box.1760,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before
August 22, 2005 or otherwise a de-
fault judgment will be entered against
you for the relief sought In this Com-
plaint.
each week for four consecutive weeks
in a newspaper of general circulation
published in Hendry County, Rorida.
Dated this 15th day July, 2005.
BARABARAS. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By:,S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
Marcy L Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
FloddaBar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, RA.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239)542-9955
Fax (239) 542-9987
70765 CGS 7/21,28;8/4,11/05
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) ES. United
worn wi I i "1 flaorn. miiil l iir IV iil-
suiwhr umtielih S 10 iaiiy ni.he,. 5 Udr
il: edi w,r, r,i ..1i c,, il oM ,r
Sii.nhi,.:i, r,, n r .jni [. hruined :,e]
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person Interested ph
(954) 563-1999
Sale date August 19, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft Lauderdale, FL
33309
15121 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2dr
Vin#: 1G1AZ37K1BK504155 r/o
Phyllis Joy Dorward, 114 Hastings
Rd, Seven Lake, NC cust David Man-
sion c/o 114 Hastings Rd, Seven
Lakes, FL lienor: Pro Auto Repair of
Labelle, 49 N Industrial Loop, Labelle,
FL 863-675-1109 lien aomt $2725.04.
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Rab422
Flau765 & 1911
72298 CGS 7/28/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meeting
on Thursday July 28 2005 at 3
EP. at The Greentree East Commu-
nity Center at 710 South Lopez Street
Clewiston, Florida, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record Is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
71923 CB,CGS 07/28/2005
NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, August 4th at 12:30 p.m. In the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugarland
Highway, Clewiston, Ronda.
68042 CGS 7/28/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Civil Ser-
vice Board of the City of South Bay,
Florida will hold a meeting August 1,
2005 at 12:00 noon in the Commis-
sion Chambers at 335 S.W. 2nd Ave-
nue, South Bay, Florida for the
purpose of reorganizing and request
for hearing.
Any person having questions regarding
this meeting may submit them in wrt-
ing to the City Clerk's Office at 335
S.W. 2nd Ave., South Bay, lodda or
appear atthe meeting and be heard.
72307 CGS 7/28/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Flodda Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on August 8,
2005 at 9:00 AM.
1993 Ford Teal Station Wagon
1FALP5843PG127832
72312 CGS 7/28;8/4/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remalning unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Floida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on July 25,
2005 at 9:00 A.M.
1.)1994 Saturn 4-door Blu
Vln# 1G8ZK5574RZ114190

PUBLIC NOTICE
Ths City of South Bay will hold a strate-
gic plannIng meeting August 2, 2005
at 2:00 P.M. In the Commission
Chambers at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue,
South Bay, Florida.
All Interested persons are Invited to at-
tend and participate.
72305 C6S 7/28/05


Commerce committee leaders


introduce

WASHINGTON D.C. A
bipartisan coalition of Senate
Commerce Committee leaders
introduced comprehensive legis-
lation that protects consumers
from identity theft.
The bill sets national stan-
dards for notifying consumers of
data breaches, requires busi-
nesses to improve their safe-
guards for sensitive consumer
information, gives consumers
the right to freeze their credit
reports to thwart identity theft,
and limits the solicitation of
Social Security numbers.
The legislative effort is led by
Senators Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)
and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and is
co-sponsored by Commerce
Committee Chairman Ted
Stevens (R-Alaska), Co-Chair-
man Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii),
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and.
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.).
The Commerce Committee
has primary jurisdiction over the
Federal Trade Commission,
which enforces identity theft and
fraud laws.
"The Internet and new busi-
ness technologies have added a
lot to daily life, but they've also
made us more vulnerable," Sen.
Smith said. "We need this bill
because having the world at
your fingertips shouldn't get you
into a financial world of hurt."
"The bill's bipartisan support
signals that Congress is poised to
act on first-ever regulations for
data brokers and other compa-
nies that handle consumers'
most private information," said
Sen. Nelson. "If we don't do
something, and do it now, none
of us will have any privacy left."
"I am particularly proud that
the members of our committee
were able to work in a bipartisan
fashion to write this important
piece of legislation," said Chair-
man Stevens. "With the problem
of identity theft reaching epi-
demic proportions, a bill
designed to protect Americans is
absolutely essential. I look for-
ward to continuing to work with
my colleagues on legislation that
will mitigate to the greatest
extent possible the occurrence
of identity theft in this country,
but without inhibiting an infor-
mation sharing system that
yields extraordinary benefits to
every American."
The bill addresses two core
problems: () recent data
breaches of sensitive personal
identification and (2) the current
lack of tools for consumers to


ID theft legislation

protect themselves from identity own credit report is the choice of
theft. Included below are some each individual consumer.
of the key aspects of the legisla- Social Security numbers:
tion: Businesses, schools and
other information holders would
Information be prohibited from requesting a
person's social security number
collectors unless no other type of identifier
The bill covers any business, can be used in its place. Those
school, or other entity that col- holding sensitive personal infor-
lects sensitive personal informa- mation also would be prohibited
tion, including Social Security from using social security num-
numbers, financial account bers on identification cards and
information, driver's license other forms of identification.
information, and other informa- Companies would be prohibited
tion that the Federal Trade Com- from allowing prison-work pro-
mission determines can be used grams to handle information
for identity theft. The bill also containing social security num-
covers any third party that pur- bers.
chases or otherwise acquires
this information. State pre-emption
The bill would pre-empt state
Safeguards law on all these issues to create
Businesses, schools and more uniform and efficient com-
other organizations that hold pliance by businesses, schools,
sensitive personal information and information holders.
will be required to secure it with "Our identity theft bill gives
physical and technological safe- consumers the information and
guards that will be specified by tools they need to better protect
the Federal Trade Commission. their identity from ,thieves
around the world," said Co-
Consumer notice Chairman Inouye. "Identity theft
is a new threat to our personal
If any of the sensitive person- security that must be met with
al identification is lost or other- new tactics and new laws in the
wise breached, and there is a information age."
reasonable risk that the informa- "The recent wave of data
tion could be used for identity security breaches throughout
theft, the holder of that informa- our nation highlights once again
tion is required to notify the con- the tremendous threat of identity
sumers affected. The informa- theft that Americans face today,"
tion holder also must report data said Sen. McCain. "Every day,
breaches affecting more than more and more of our sensitive
1,000 individuals to the Federal personal information is made
Trade Commission or the hold- vulnerable to identity thieves
her's primary regulator. If a usi- because some companies aren't
ness, school or other informa- doing enough to protect our
tion holder fails to notify information. As a result, our
consumers or the FTC of a social security numbers' and
breach, the FTC or state attor- other sensitive information are
neys general may pursue a fine being used against us 10 mil-
in federal court ofup to $11,000 lion of usper year, according to
per individual consumer government statistics. It's time
(capped at $11 million per for a balanced solution to this
breach) affected by the security problem that both protects con-
breach, sumers and maintains the viabil-

Credit freeze ity of our information economy.
This bill strikes that balance."
The bill will allow consumers "Identity theft is devastating '
the choice of placing a "credit to individuals, both financially
freeze" on their consumer credit and emotionally, and it's occur-
report. That means an identity ring at exponential rates. It's
thief would be prevented from time to start placing privacy
taking out credit in the name of rights first, and this bill is a step
any person who placed such a forward in addressing that goal,"
freeze on their consurmer'report. Sen. Pryor said. "I am pleased"
Consumers would: have the that part of this bill is devoted to
option oftifting tW,' freeze in giving consumers control over
advance of applying for new their personal financial informa-
credit. The decision whether or tion. It's good for business, com-
not to place a freeze on one's merce and consumers."


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