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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: August 11, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla Thursday, August 11,2005 Volume 79, Number 8
Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, August 11, 2005 Volume 79, Number 8


At a Glance
Back to school
yard sale
The M.H.H.S. 10th grade stu-
-dents will have a "Back to
School" yard sale on Sat. Aug.
13,starting at 8 a.m., in the
Doyle Conner parking lot.
Come see if we have just what
you've been looking for!
Thanks for your support, Class
of 2008.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offer-
ing FREE smoking cessation
classes beginning Aug. 31, at 5
p.m. at the Hendry County
Health Department 1140 Pratt
Blvd., LaBelle, Florida 33975.
The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on
Wednesday. If you have any
questions please call Lasheba
at 674-4056 Ext. 128.
American Legion
officer installation
The American Legion Post-
299 of Moore Haven will have
its annual installation of officers
Friday, Aug. 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 regular
schedule for September the
Regular schedule of meetings
on the second and fourth Tues-
day of each month will resume.
All meetings will have dinner
and are at the American Legion
Hall in Moore Haven starting at
5:30 p.m. For questions, please
contact Kirby Sullivan at (863)
946-2556.
GC SO is accepting
applications
The Glades County Sheriff
Office is now accepting appli-
cations for a part-time position
(food service) Friday, Saturday
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
Sheriff Office, 599 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida or call
(863) 946-1600.

Lake Level


Index.

Classifieds . .16-19
Obituaries ...... .2
Opinion ............ 4
School ............ 9
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Location of landfill unclear


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Among
several concerns that would
affect Glades County residents,
the ongoing debate over a landfill
in Glades County was the pri-
mary item of discussion at a joint
meeting between members of
the Glades Board of County
Commissioners, Moore Haven
City Council, and Glades County
School Board on Wednesday,
Aug.3.


Officials in attendance were
county commissioners Russell
Echols, Butch Jones and Alvin
Ward, county manager Wendell
Taylor, city councilmen Dave
McGee, Lawrence Roberts and
John Ahern, and school board
members Janet Storey, Patti
Pearce, Cathy Peeples, and Mike
Pressley, and Superintendent
Wayne Aldrich.
City Mayor Dave McGee called
upon County Commission Chair-
man Butch Jones to begin the


discussion. Mr. Jones reiterated
the situation that according to
Glades County Solid Waste Direc-
tor David Whidden, an estimated
22 months remained before the
county landfill cell number one,
which has been in operation
since 1990, will require closure in
accordance with DEP regula-
tions.
Then Mr. Jones stated that fol-
lowing last year's budget short-
fall, he would have "made a deal
with the devil," but with this


Back to school: All work and no play



Submitted to INI/Barbara Oehlbeck
Students at West Glades Elementary don't seem to mind the fact at all that school has
once again begun, as they take to the playground for a round of kite flying.
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But alas, it isn't always playtime for students like these \
ence class at.West Glades Elementary.


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But all work and no play makes Jack and Jill some pretty dull children, so it was back
to kite playing time following early morning classes at West Glades Elementary.


A place to call


home: Lakeport


By MaryAnn Morris
LAKEPORT When peo-
ple decided to settle some-
where, "somewhere" is a
place, just a place, but some-
thing makes it special enough
to call home. Lake Okee-
chobee is such a place.
Edward Kunkel came to visit
in 1914 with friends, Mr. and
Mrs. George Shrimp, who were
in the process of building a
bungalow in Lakeport. Their
boat, also called Lakeport,
brought the party from Fort
Lauderdale. Lakeport was then
a.settlement of "about 40 fami-
lies" on the shore of Lake
Okeechobee in 1914. Moore
Haven, remember, wasn't set-
tled until 1915. Also in 1915,'a
band of Japanese farmers,
including Madame and Papa
Watanabe (who later ran the
Watanabe Hotel) walked up


Special to IBI/University of
South Florida Libraries
Early settlers in Lakeport,
in 1914, lived in tents while
they built their homes from
the lumber cut in the town's
sawmill.
the west shore of the lake to
grow vegetables at "Sand Cut",
which later became Clewiston.
Mr. Kunkel said his first sight
of Lakeport was a "nice sandy
beach, about 40 miles in
length." They docked, and after
See History Page 12


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year's increase of ad valorem rev- Mr. McGee stated, "The other
enue by $1 million, and even that option is a regional; it would not
much more anticipated for next cost as much to haul, would
year, he no longer is favorable to make us money and is highly reg-
a regional landfill., ulated."
Glades County Manager Wen- Mr. Taylor agreed landfills
dell Taylor stated that waste dis- could be useful.
posal is the most regulated busi- Mr. Jones stated in January
ness. Glades County is losing its 1990, cell number one was
director. and with the required opened, and has served Glades
certificates it gets expensive "real County. 15 years, and with the
quick" to get an operator. He accelerated projected popula-
advised to "get out if you can, as
quick as you can." '"- See Landfill- Page 12


Glades County



cracks down



on truancy


Tougher penalties
for students, parents
By Bill Fabian
GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE A united, joint part-
nership between the Glades
County School Board, the
Glades County Sheriff's Office,
Hendry-Glades Mental Health
Clinic, and the Glades County
District Court has been focused-
towards the goal of reducing
truancy among the county's.
students. ,:
In the new 4tuancy pro-
gram, students with multiple
unexcused absences will be
subject to increasing degrees of


county intervention as the
number of cases grows.
The first level of intervention
will occur after three unex-
cused absences are recorded
for a particular student, which
will initiate a letter sent to the
student's parent or guardian to
inform the party of the
absences. If two more
absences occur, a letter will be
hand-delivered by a representa-
tive of the sheriff's department.
Any further unexcused
absences will initiate a truancy
meeting between a school offi-
cial and the student and parent.
Afterwards, any additional
absences will warrant an offi-
See Truancy Page 12


Christmas in



August: RCMA

has fundraiser


IMMOKALEE, Fla. -
Although it's mid-summer, sev-
eral Florida agricultural organi-
zations already are working on
their Christmas cards through
an annual fundraiser for RCMA,-
the rural child care and educa-
tion provider.
There are 166 children
enrolled in RCMA programs in
Glades County.
Children from RCMA cen-
ters statewide drew colorful,

unique Christmas scenes that
are being converted into holi-


day greeting cards to raise
money for the non-profit
organization, which cares for
more than 6,200 children of
migrant farm workers and
rural, low-income families
statewide. New this year is holi-
day stationery, for those who
like to send. letters to friends
and families inside their cards,
with decorative borders that
incorporate the children's
See Fundraiser- Page 12


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As indicated on the map of the Lake Okeechobee area of Florida in 1900, the
towns familiar to us did not exist then or when the pioneers came here.









Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 11, 2005


Garrett accepts Scots In the Military


Scholarship from


Maryville College
MARYVILLE, Tenn. Justin .l le .
Garrett of Belle Glade has accept-
ed Maryville College's Scots
Scholarship and plans to enroll at
the private liberal arts college this
fall as a member of the class of
2009.
Garrett, the son of Jackie and
Linda Garrett of Belle Glade, grad-
uated from Glades Day School in
May, 2005. While in high school, .
he played football, basketball and
baseball.
The Scots Scholarship is
awarded to those students with ., '
proven academic ability.


"Many of our students receive
some kind of financial aid," said
Dr. Gerald W. Gibson, president of
Maryville College. "This is
Maryville College's mission-to
make quality education afford-
able to deserving students. Such
support is one of the many ways
we invest in the future be devel-
oping the next generation of lead-
ers."
Garrett, who plans to major in
Political Science, became
acquainted with Maryville College
through friends.
He decided to enroll because
he liked the location, and it's a
good academic college.
Located in Maryville, Tenn.,
Maryville College is ideally situat-
ed between the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park and
Knoxville, the state's third largest
city.
Founded in 1819, it s the 12th
oldest institution of higher learn-
ing in the South. With a focus on
the liberal arts, College faculty
and staff are dedicated to teaching
the skills and providing the oppor-


Submitted to INI/Linda Garrett
Justin Garrett
tunities for students to be success-
ful and make a difference in the
world. Affiliated with the Presby-
terian Church (USA), the College
is recognized in the John Temple-
ton Foundation's Honor Roll for
Character building Colleges and
its
"Colleges that encourage char-
acter development" guide. For 10
of the last 11 years, it has been
ranked in the top 10 of U.S. News
and World Report's listing of the
best Southern liberal arts college.
Total enrollment for the fall 2004
semester is 1,080 students.


Rupert Tullock Seabrooks
On Sept. 16, 2004, by experi-
ence, by performance, and by
testing, Rupert Tullock Seabrooks
(Sputnick) was pinned Chief Petty
Officer of the U.S. Navy. The rank
of E7 carries with it unique
responsibilities and privileges. E7
is one of the highest ranks you
can earn in the U.S. Navy. Rupert
has been serving in the U.S. Navy
for 18 years, and is currently sta-
tioned aboard the USS Enterprise


Submitted to Independent Newspapers


CVN-65 home ported in Norfolk,
VA.
Rupert is a proud native of
Pahokee (Bryant), Florida. He's
the son of William Seabrooks
(deceased) and Ethel Seabrooks-
Kennedy and stepson to Bobby
Kennedy ofPahokee.
Rupert is also a proud and for-
mer graduate of the #1 State
Champions Pahokee Blue Devils.
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Lonnie Manuel Norris
Lonnie Manuel Norris, 78, of
Clewiston, passed away Aug. 3,
2005 at home under the care of
Hope Hospice. Lonnie was born
March 12, 1927, at Four Oaks,
N.C. to the late Clarence Edgar
Norris and Mary Clyda "Moore"
Norris. Lonnie moved to Clewis-
ton in 1957,, after serving in the
U.S.Nafy 11 Neais. He owned and
operated tei'I Norri Futrnitui'e
Curnprian\ until his retirement. He
was a member of the Hi Haven
Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife
Lynda Marie "Wilkins" Norris;
daughters Cindy Castro, Lisa
Owens (Tom); grandchildren
Michael Castro, Ethan Owens,
Joshua Owens of Clewiston;
brothers Melvin Norris, Four
Oaks, N.C., Vernon Norris
(Audrey), Clayton, N.C., Ray Nor-
ris (Judy), Blue Mounds, WI; sis-
ters Pearl Pearsall (Mo), Orlando,
Marie Hitley- (Pete), Smithfield,
NC, Jean- Thompson (Don),
Dazelle, S.C., and Faye Barefoot
(Joe), Raleigh, N.C. .
Funeral services were held
Monday Aug. 8, 2005, at the Evan-
gel Assembly of God with Rev.
Gary Corley officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in the Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery.
All arrangement were handled
by Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Clewiston Chapel.
Hilda C. Beck
Hilda C. Beck, 89, of Lakeport,
died July 27, 2005 at Raulerson
Hospital in Okeechobee. Mrs.
Beck was born Oct. 15, 1915 in
Bartow, Fla., to Charles and Lela
(Norton) Close. She was a home-
maker having moved to Lakeport-
in 1916. Mrs. Beck was a member
of the Maple Grove Baptist
Church in Lakeport, Fla.
Mrs. Beck was preceded in
death by her husband, Addison
"Add" Beck.
Mrs. Beck is survived by three
sons, Jerry L. Beck of Lakeport,
Wayne Beck of Lakeport, and
Paul Beck of. Lakeport; sisters,
Bonnie Dorizo of Lakeport; 13


grandchildren; nine great grand-
children; two great- great grand-
children; two brothers, Elmer
Close of Tallahassee and Boyd
Close of Crawfordville; Mildred
Reynolds of Baton Rouge, LA.
Services were held on July 31,
2005 at Maple Grove Baptist
Church with Pastor Scott Garvin
officiating followed by burial at
the OrtonaCemetery:
l arrangements were entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Fiff~eral Hbme and Cre-
matory.
Sudie B. Salvador
Sudie B. Salvador, 85, of Belle
Glade passed away July 31, 2005
at Glades General Hospital. She
was born in Cape Charles, Vir-
ginia Dec. 17, 1919, and was a res-
ident in Belle Glade since 1944.
Survivors include her son, Acre
Salvador, of Athens, Tenn.; daugh-
ters Charlotte Norwood, of
Clewiston, Eileen Singleton, and-
Patricia Hartwick, both of Belle
Glade, Linda Newbern, of Brox-
ton, GA; sisters Penelope Bondad,
and Veronica Mobley both., of
Belle'Glade; brother, S.K. Butler,
of Newville, AL., 11 grandchildren
and 13 great grandchildren.
-Services were held Wednes-
day, Aug. 3, 2005 at Glades Funer-
al Chapel in Belle Glade with Pas-
tor Bobby Jimmerson officiating.
Burial followed at the Forever-
glades Cemetery. Pallbearers
included, Arce Salvador, Michael
Mobley Sr. Charles Norwood, Laz
Ruiz, Nathan Shelton, and
Burgess Shelton.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.
Ethel Mae Simmons
Ethel Mae Simmons, 80, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 6,
2005 in Clewiston. She was born
Dec. 29, 1924 in Myakka City,
Florida.
Survivors include her children
Shirley Daubner (William J. Voj-
tasek) of Fort Lauderdale, Bill Teal
(Marilyn) of LaBelle, Mary Ellen
Patrick (Art) of Panama City,
Charles White (Brenda) of
Clewiston, Richard Hendry


(Kathy) of Alexandria, VA., Gloria
Evans (Wayne) of Lake Placid,
Della Woodham (Mike) of Clewis-
ton, Brenda Clark (James) of
Bradenton, John White (Lisa) of
Fort Myers and Denise Welborn
(Frankie) of Venus and many
grandchildren and great-grand-
children. She was preceded in
death by her brothers: Robert
Smith and John Alfred Smith.
Funeral services were held
Aug. 9, 2005 at the Akin-Davis
Funeral Home in LaBelle with
Rev. James Lanier officiating. Bur-
ial followed at Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements were by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-
LaBelle.
Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez, 67, of Clewiston
passed away Aug. 7, 2005. Juan
was born May 6, 1938, in Pinar
Del Rio, Cuba to the late Armando
Alvarez and Ofelia "Suarez"
Alvarez. He lived in Clewiston
from 1968 to 1982 while working
for Glades County Sugar Growers
Cooperative. He resided in Miami
from 1982 to 1998 working for
Okeelanta Sugar, returning to
Clewiston in 1998.
Survivors include his wife Elva
"Mendez" Alvarez of Clewiston,
sons Juan Carlos Alvarez, Juan
Alberto Alvarez of Miami, Juan
Roberto Alvarez of Phoenix, AZ.;

sister Mareca Alvarez, Cuba and
four grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held Aug.
10, 2005 at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church with Rev. Marcel Garcia
officiating. Burial followed at,
Ridgelawn Cemetery.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston
Chapel.
John Jackson
John Jackso, 103, of Pahokee
died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005 at
Glades Health Care Facility in
Pahokee. Mr. Jackson was born
Oct. 3, 1901 in Louisiana. No visi-
tation services were held.
All arrangements were entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass Okee-,
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Bertha M. Collins
April 1, 1940-Aug. 8, 2005
Bertha worked as a security
guard for US Sugar.
She is survived by two daugh-
ters: Sharon Chapman of Belle
Glade, Fla. and Karen Lambert of
Winter Haven Fla., seven grand-
children, four great grandchildren,
two brothers Eugene Letner of
Montgomery, Alabama and Ed Let-
ner of Dayton Ohio; half sisters Pat
Livingston and Joyce Sikes
A memorial service is planned
for Aug. 13, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the
John Boy Auditorium, Clewiston,
Fla.
A loving and caring, mother,
grandmother, sister, and friend. We
will missyou!

Elbert Bryant Hingson
Elbert Bryant Hingson, 85, of
Clewiston passed away July 30,
2005 at home under the care of
family and Hope Hospice. Elbert
was born June 20, 1920 at Noca-
tee, Fla. to the family of the late
Ernest Solen Hingson and Emma
Marie (Richardson) Hingson. He
was a Veteran of World War II.
Elbert was also retired from the
United States Sugar Corp.
He was preceded in death by
his beloved wife, Minnie (Ricks)
Hingson, and a brother, Earl
Eugene Hingson (Canal Point).
Survivors include sons Roy R.
Hingson, Larry E. Hingson (Diane)
of Bonita Springs, Leslie E. Hingson
(Terry) and Ray D. Hingson of
Clewiston. Brothers Eugene
"Buddy" Hingson (Joann) of
Moore Haven, William Hingson
(Jessie), Wilburn Hingson (Sue),
Solen Hingson (Annette) of Ft.
Myers; sisters Hazel Nicholson
(Bill) of Bowling Green, Margaret
Raulerson, Ft. Myers, seven grand-
children and eight great-grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005 at the
Evangel Assembly of God with Rev.
Ken Bradley officiating. Military
burial followed at Ridgelawn
Cemetery in Clewiston.
Visitation was held on Monday
and Tuesday at Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston.


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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Announces a
Public Meeting
To Review and Receive Public Comment on the Department's Draft
Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Fecal Coliforms for Ninemile
Canal in the Caloosahatchee Basin

August 18 from 9:30 11:30 AM in the
Beardsley Room
City of Clewiston's John Boy Auditorium
1200 South W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, Florida

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Obituaries


Thursday, August 11, 2005


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Thursday, August 11, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Sunlight has benefits


- in moderation


Too much of a good thing can
be dangerous.
The recent controversy over
exposure to sunlight is a good
example of this.. Recent studies
show regular exposure to sunlight
may reduce the risk of colon,
breast, lung and prostate cancers.
However, too much exposure to
sunlight has been linked to skin
cancer.
Exposure to sunlight causes the
skin to produce vitamin D.
While vitamin D supplements
are available, there are debates on
how much vitamin D is enough to
get the cancer fighting benefits as
well as how much vitamin D might
be detrimental. If those taking sup-
plements take too little vitamin D,
they won't get the cancer-fighting
benefits. Too much vitamin D,
taken in supplement form, can be
toxic.
Getting vitamin D the natural
way is safer, researchers explain,
because the body will not make
more vitamin D than it can use.
Complicating the debate is the
fact that using sunscreen inhibits
the body's ability to convert sun-
light to Vitamin D. So going out in
the sun slathered with sunscreen
won't help produce Vitamin D.
How much sunlight does your
body need to keep your Vitamin D
at the optimal level? It depends on
how dark your skin is. The darker
your skin, the more sun exposure it
takes for the body to produce Vita-
min D.
For a fair-skinned person in
Florida, researchers say about 15
minutes every other day of sun
exposure is probably enough.
That's long enough to get the vita-
min D benefit, but not long enough
to get a sunburn. ,
Darker skinned persons need
longer sun exposure to get the vita-


A
Healthier
Life \
.
with Katrina Elsken

min D benefits. Those who live far-
ther away from the equator also
need more time in the sun to get
the same benefit.
One study theorizes that the rea-
son for the increase of prostate
cancer in African American men
who live in urban areas is that they
do not get enough sunlight to pro-
duce sufficient vitamin D.
The best time to sunbathe is
early morning or late afternoon, as
the midday sun (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
is the most dangerous for burns.
You don't have to expose a lot of
skin as long as your hands, arms
and face get sun, it should be
enough. To prevent drying your
skin, you might want to use a mois-
turizer after sun exposure.
Senior citizens at risk of osteo-
porosis may be advised to get more
sun because vitamin D is necessary
for the body to absorb calcium.
If you are on any prescription
medications, check with your doc-
tor about possible interactions with
sun exposure. Some medications
make your skin more vulnerable to
sunburn.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise routine, con-
sult your physician. This is especial-
ly important if you are on any pre-
scription medications'. Some
prescription drugs interact badly
with foods that would otherwise
be considered "healthy".


What: The Nature of Grief is a
series of three classes for bereaved
adults provided by Horizons
Bereavement Center, a program of
Hospice of Palm Beach County
(HPBC). The purpose is to offer
participants education in the fol-,
lowing areas: -
Part 1: Initial overview of grief
process
Part 2: Coping with grief
:Part 3: What do I do now?
Each one-hour class is open to
the community, free of charge. It is
suggested the three classes be
taken in sequence. All classes are
held on Tuesdays.
When:
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Oct. 25-Part 3


Kenneth Holley, president of
the HGMHC Board of Directors,
announced that the board has
approved a slight modification to
the everyday business name of
the Hendry/Glades Mental Health
Clinic, Inc.
"While the corporate name
will remain the same for contrac-
tual purpose", Mr. Holley said,
"we approved a staff request to
apply for a DBA (Doing Business
As) of Hendry-Glades Behavioral
Health Center."
Joe Hosick, CEO said, "We feel
the use of the words 'Behavioral

and Center' in our name better


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WHERE: Hospice of Palm
Beach County Belle Glade Office,
327 SE 2nd Street (near Martin
Luther King Blvd and SE 2nd Street
intersection).
CONTACT: Clarinda Shabazz,
MSW, LCSW, Bereavement Coun-
selor Horizons Bereavement Cen-
ter; a program of HPBC (561) 227-
5282.


describes the diversity of the pro-
gramming we offer" noting that
the agency provides prevention,
outreach, court-ordered treat-
ment, addiction recovery and a
few other services, as well as
mental health treatment services.
Besides the change in name,
the agency also adopted a new
corporate logo and color scheme.
The use of this new DBA name
was.approved by the Florida Sec-
retary of State on June 30 and will
begin appearing on agency
forms, letters, and business cards
as these supplies are used up over
the course of the year.


Sandra Close Turnquest is promoted


Respected manager and com-
munity leader oversees South Flori-
da Water Management district's
business, administrative and out-
reach functions.
A long-time manager with
extensive institutional knowledge
and expertise, Sandra Close Turn-
quest was recently promoted to
the position of deputy executive
director of Corporate Resources for
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. In addition to her dis-
trict leadership role, she has been
recognized for her active involve-
ment with numerous professional
and community groups.
"When it comes to public serv-
ice dedication and professional-
ism, Sandra Turnquest is a positive
role model for all of us," said
SFWMD Executive Director Carol
Ann Wehle. "She has worked for
the district for 27 years in various
key positions and has served as our
human resources director since
1987. I1 will continue to rely on her
counsel and experience as she
takes on this broader, more
responsible position."
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District has a staff of 1,771
and a current budget of almost


$800 million. The agency is cur-
rently in the process of developing
its 2005-2006 budget, which is
expected to top $1 billion. As the
head of the Corporate Resources
area, Turnquest oversees most of
the internal business functions of
the district including: Budget,
Finance & Administration, Human
Resources, Information Technolo-
gy, Public Information, Service
-Centers, Flight Operations, Facili-
ties Management, Enterprise Pro-
ject Management and Risk Man-
agement.
Under her guidance, the agency
now recognizes the value of
employees as a top priority for
achieving its resource protection
mission. Significant progress has
been made in the district's recruit-
ment, training and retainment
processes including the evolu-
tion toward a more efficient, auto-
mated application and perform-
ance management system. She
also developed the district's first
internship program and has estab-
lished initiatives to address diversity
awareness such as mentoring pro-
grams, cultural and women's his-
tory appreciation and an overhaul
of existing HR policies and proce-


dures.
She received a BS degree in
Political Science from Florida Agri-
cultural & Mechanical University
and her Master's in Public Adminis-
tration from Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity. She has also studied at Har-
vard University, University of
Michigan's School of Business
Executive Management Program
and received certification from
attending American Management
Association courses.
"In addition to her exemplary
work-related credentials, Sandra
also has a history of leadership,
service and outreach into the com-
munity," said Wehle.
Her active affiliations include:
Executive Women of the Palm
Beaches, the National Forum for


Black Public Administrators, Lead-
ership Palm Beach County, the
Palm Beach Health Care Founda-
tion, The Links Incorporated,
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist
Church, South Florida Human
Resources Executive Roundtable,
Society of Human Resources Man-
agement and the American Man-
agement Association. She is imme-
diate past-president of the West
Palm Beach Alumnae of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

She has received recognition
awards from Eta Phi Beta Sorority,
Negro Business & Professional
Women's Association, March of
Dimes, JM Moran Family Enterpris-
es and the South Florida Business
Journal.


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nastic and hip-hop team, Sunday,
Aug. 21 at The Omni Club, 1755
Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers. Boys
and girls who will be ages 8-13 by
Sept. 1 and who love to have fun
courtside while performing and
cheering at select Flame games are
encouraged to audition. Registra-
tion begins at 10:30 a.m. with audi-
tions at 11 a.m. Participants should
wear tennis shoes and comfortable
clothing.
Children who enjoy any type of
dance, whether or not they have
dance training, are encouraged to
attend the free audition class and
learn the audition routine. Partici-
pants who have special gymnastic
skills, cheerleading skills, break
dancing or other dance abilities, or
any type of unique basketball drib-
bling moves to music, are also invit-
ed to audition they will be per-
mitted to demonstrate all special
skills following the audition class.
Those planning to audition are
also invited to participate in the
Flame's Master Dance Clinic, "Hip
Hop Nation," and pre-audition
workshop at the Omni Club Friday,
Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday,
Aug. 20 at 1:30 p.m. The work-
shops will be hosted by nationally
acclaimed hip-hop choreographer
and MTV Award recipient Jasen
Page, who also will serve as an
audition judge. Separate sessions
will be held each day for ages 8-13
and age 14 and older. Clinics are
$25 each, with a $5 discount for
participants who pre-register


online at www.Floridaflame.com.
Seven-year-olds who have
taken dance training for a mini-
mum of three years also may sign-
up for the Friday, Aug. 19 pre-audi-
tion workshop. In addition, early
sign-ups for the Florida Flame Lit'l
Jive, for boys and girls ages 4-7, will
take place Friday, Aug. 19, from 5-
7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 20
from 1:30-3 p.m. All Lit'l'Jivers who
sign up to take designated Lit'l Jive
clinics (dates and times to be
announced) will perform with the
Jr. Jive at select scheduled games.
For more information about the
2005-2006 auditions or to apply for
a workshop scholarship based on
financial need, contact Florida
Flame Director of Game Entertain-
ment Amiee Turner at (239) 561-
8130.
The Florida Flame is one of
seven teams in the National Basket-
ball Association Development
League, which will tip off its fifth
season in November. The league
offers players the opportunity to
develop their talent in a highly com-
petitive atmosphere under the
NBA's umbrella. Designed to help
grow the sport of basketball both
domestically, and internationally,
the league also offers fun, family
entertainment at affordable prices.
For more information about the
Florida Flame's upcoming 2005-06
season, which is being presented
by Century 21 Sunbelt Realty and
kicks off Friday, Nov. 25 against the
Roanoke Dazzle, log onto
www.FloridaFlame.com or call
(239) 561-8130.


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Life is hard,


but God

Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I would like to say that God
makes life easy for all those who
love Him. But it simply is not true.
Life happens. And sometimes life
can be terribly, terribly difficult -
even for those who love Jesus.
When we're faced with life's
bad bounces, it helps to remem-
ber that every
cross in a
Christian's life
is a precursor
to total victory,
and that while
life is hard,
God is good,
and God can
help us deal
victoriously Pastor-
with life's hard John Hicks
times.
Sometimes we will go through
a difficult experience and it will
make us stronger. Often we'll
have a new appreciation for our
family and friends. More often
than not, we'll grow to rely on the
promises of God. We cannot
know all of God's plan and pur-
pose, but this we can know: Life
is hard, but God is good, because
life with God is filled with prom-
ise, and in Him we have a Friend
who is able to help us be more
than conquerors in life's situa-
tions. (Romans 8:37-38)
I never cease to be inspired by
those people who are dealt diffi-
cult hands and who bring victory
out of circumstance that would
defeat many others. They found
cancer in the leg of one of my
deans at seminary, and were
going to have to amputate. Do
you know what he did? He held a
going away party for his leg, say-
ing that it had served him well!
A year later, when the cancer
came back and-was close to over-
cpring him, he shared with the
campus: "l know many of you
prayed for my healing. Following
the prescription of James 5:13-16,
some of you anointed me with oil
and laid hands on me with other
elders. We shared the sacrament
regularly. And some of you feel


is good

disappointed that God didn't heal
me. But take heart. We prayed for
healing and God gave me the
greatest healing of all. My family
was fractured. They never got
together and never had a kind
word to say about each other. But
my cancer has brought them
together. I prayed God would
heal my family for many years.
He used my illness to heal my
family. I'm so thankful. Besides,
I'm going to heaven. That's the
ultimate healing."
As the old poker player used to
say, "It's not the hand you're dealt
that matters, it's how you play
with the hand you're dealt." This,
is winning in the game of life. It's
not to discount the tragedies that
come into our lives. It is to
acknowledge that faith gives us a
choice. We can put our tragedies
into God's hands and watch God
perform a miracle of grace in our
lives.
Someone once shared that
people could be separated into
two groups: Transmitters or
transformers. When faced with
life's difficulties, the transmitters
become negative and bitter, and
they spread that negativity to
everyone around them. Faced
with the same difficulties, the
transformers look for positives in
their situation, and they spread
their good feelings to all those
around them.
Each person has a choice as to
his or her attitude in facing life dif-
ficulties. We can sit around and
moan and ask, "Why, oh why, did
this happen to me?" and it won't
do us a bit of good. All we'll do is
make ourselves and everyone
around us miserable.
On the other hand we can
look up and say, "Father, I put my
life in your hands," and let God
help us change from transmitters
to transformers, from people
who are weak'lo people \iith
tremendous inner strength; from
people who are miserable to peo-
ple who radiate with the joy of
Christ; from people who are over
come, to people who are over-
comers.


Letter to the Editor

Pleased with West Palmdale, and others in the west-
ern part of the county in a way
Glades Elementary that thoroughly exceeds my ini-
Dear editor: tially high expectations.
I am so pleased with how the Harris Friedman,PhD
new West Glades Elementary Muse resident and Professor
School is being operated. It is pro- Emeritus, Saybrook Graduate
viding, high quality education to School, and Courtesy Professor,
the children in Muse, Ortona, University of Florida


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Adonis Autism Center of Southwest Florida


By Barbara Oehlbeck
In Greek mythology, Adonis
was a handsome youth. Many peo-
ple are curious about the word
Adonis in its use regarding autism.
It was the late Richard Bashaw, the
founder of the center, who associ-
ated the word Adonis with autistic
people. It was always Richard's
deepest belief that every autistic
person was beautiful, inside and
out, and that these people deserve
very special care.
In the world of autism there is
no "rebirth" from the condition that
is autism, that is, there is still no
cure. However, the Autism Center
of Southwest Florida offers the
rebirth of hope for those with this
lifelong neurological disability that
affects a person's ability to commu-
nicate, understand language and
interact with others.
Autism occurs in about one of
500 births and is four times as likely
in boys as in girls. Given this fre-
quency, it appears that there are
20,000-30,000 adults with autism in
Florida. As many as 1.5 million
Americans today are believed to
have some form of autism.
Every person with autism is dif-
ferent. No two people so affected
experience the world or behave in
the same way. The impairment can
range from mild to severe.
The Adonis Autism Center pro-
vides a safe and nurturing home
where adults can live, work and
play in safety. The center also pro-
vides traveling respite providers
who are trained professionals that
provide much needed respite care
in the.homes of those with autism.
The ultimate vision of the center
is to build a farming community
where autistic people can live, visit,
and offer their special abilities to
the community. Often, autistic peo-
ple have extraordinary talents in
many fields including various facets
of the arts, working and farming. As
they live together in a safe, commu-
nal setting they are provided the
opportunity to develop those tal-
ents to the best of their ability and
become productive in our society.
Almost 20 years ago, a group of
parents of autistic children formed
a support group in Southwest Flori-
da. Their goal was to create a home
for those with autism. The first
home opened in the summer of
2004 at 20587 Charring Cross Circle
in Estero, Florida. This handsome
five-bedroom home for adults with


The front porch around the
Adonis Autism Center of
Southwest Florida gives res-
idents a place to relax.
autism is located on one acre and
includes a swimming pool, spa-
cious patio, porches and other
facilities. The center also offers a
registry of caregivers who travel
throughout Southwest Florida pro-
viding respite to autistic individuals
of all ages and their families.
Most of the autistic people
which the center serves are on the
Medicaid Waiver plan that provides
funding to help with their care,
most of it going to caregivers.
The problem is, there are many
adults and children with autism
who are not on the government
plan, primarily because their par-
ents or caregivers are not aware
that they need to get on the Medic-
aid waiting list when they are first
diagnosed with autism.
You are invited and urged to join
with the Adonis Autism Center as
they seek to improve the lives of
individuals and families affected by
autism. In order for Adonis to reach
out to those not on the Medicaid
Waiver, sponsors are desperately
needed to help pay part of the
approximately $3,000 a month it
takes to care for someone with
autism. Any support you can give
- in any amount will be deeply
appreciated. It has been noted at
the center that contributions for as
little as $20 have been received in
memory of a friend or loved one, or
in honor of any special occasion.
These are gifts that keep on giving.
For more information, including
a personal tour of the home and its
facilities, or to make a much need-
ed contribution, please contact
Beth Bashaw Cameron, P 0 Box
2134, Fort Myers, Fl. 33902, Phone:
(239) 995-1794, or (239) 332-5395.


Submitted to INI/Adonis Autism Center
An autism caseworker works with a patient at the Adonis
Autism Center of Southwest Florida.
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The Adonis Autism Center currently has enough room for
five adult patients where they live in a family style atmos-
phere including having dinner together.


The pool at the Adonis Autism Center of Southwest Florida
gives adult autism patients a place to escape the Florida sun
and provides both recreation and rehabilitation.


When things don't seem to go well; do we change the rules?


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I've been asked to'bless a
number of weddings over the
years some with unexpected
or interesting things taking place.
I've had people that were really,
really late (one bride seemed to
be near-killing the groom on the
Church doorsteps when he
showed up late and slightly "inca-
pacitated"), a groom that refused
to kiss the bride (after several tries
to get him to give her a kiss, and
the congregation laughing, I
asked if he was afraid of her.
When he shouted back "No, I'm
not afraid of her," he finally bent
over and kissed her) and people
that like to write their own vows.
One couple wanted to add
something to the vows that had
the groom promise to keep the
bride's feet warm. I wondered if
she might really be in need of an
electric blanket instead of a hus-
band. I did not accede to her pro-
posed vows (other parts of it were
just as unusual, too).
There was something about
the wedding vows on the news
one morning someone pro-


posed leaving out "until death do
us part." I've also had a couple
that wanted me to perform a
"pretend marriage" for the benefit
of a sick mother of the bride. I told
them that I do not perform "pre-
tend mar-
riages" and "
wondered
what they were ,,
thinking. Per-
haps, they'd
have some
"pretend chil-
dren" or file
"pretend tax
returns" or buy Rev. Samuel
a "pretend S.Thomas
house". That's
not marriage at all and I'm happy
to say that I blessed their marriage
(the real thing) sometime after-
ward. They came to mind I
remembered someone saying
that they wanted to "leave out
until death do us part."
I gathered that people some-
times feel that what they see or
hear about should be the bases of
our practices, laws or policies.
With all of the divorces, it seems
that marriages may look like
"temporary" affairs to many peo-
ple. They ignore the very nature of


marriage ,- a permanent rela-
tionship even if many break
down. With the rampant spread
of drug abuse or problems with
immigration, the majority of peo-
ple feel we, need all of the laws
and enforcement that we have,
even more. We don't change
them simply because there seems
to be tendencies to break them. In
the same way, it is the nature of
marriage to commit to "until
death do us part," otherwise the
marriage wouldn't be a marriage.
There is an interesting parable
about a woman who is married
seven times to seven brothers
(Mathew 22:23ff). In Biblical
times, a man married his sister-in-
law if she became a widow.
Apparently this is what happened
- she was married to a man who
passed away and her brother-in-
law married her. In the parable, it
happened seven times; there
were seven brothers in the hypo-
thetical example that the Sad-
ducees presented to Jesus and
each one of them died. Finally the
woman died (she has my sympa-
thy, being married seven times to
men who apparently didn't last
very long!) and the Sadducees
asked Jesus "Who gets her in


,.Hea en."' Jesus replied that, "at
the resurrection people will nei-
ther marry or be given in mar-
riage (verse30)."
Nevertheless, marriage had
enough permanence to provide
for the wives who found them-
selves suddenly unmarried while
they lived here.
The parable speaks of a per-
manence and respect for the life-
long nature of the relationship
very eloquently :- stay the course
and if you can't, make provisions
for those who were loved to con-
tinue. The message to those who
want to regard it as a temporary
affair is: Wait until you get to heav-
en. In the meantime, if it is to be
contemplated, know that it is life-
long, permanent, and blessed as
such. Anything "temporary"
would fall into the same category
as a "square circle," it misses the
point and ignores the very nature
of a sacred relationship. Trying to
change its nature because of
problems reminded me of the guy
whose brakes failed on his car, so
he broke the glass on his
speedometer and pulled the nee-
dle back to zero. It just doesn't
work that way!


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Vinny, and I live in Del Ray
Beach. I-have two labs and they
both love to go in and out of my
pool. They don't have any prob-
lems other than being really goofy,
but I was wondering: Is it okay for
them to be swimming in a chlori-
nated pool all the time? Thanks.
A: Hi Vinny. Most of the time
swimming can cause problems
such as ear infections and skin
problems for dogs, especially flop-
py-ear dogs like labs. As long as
they don't seem to be having any of
those problems, all is okay. Make
sure they are not drinking from the
pool because chlorinated pool
water can cause an upset stomach.
Even though they are not having
problems with ears and skin, I still
recommend having them rinsed off
with fresh water and clean their
ears routinely. Take care Vinny, Doc
Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My cat Stan-
ley has been drinking a lot of water
and urinating frequently for the last
month or so. Is this a sign of a kid-
ney problem? Stan the Man in Lox-
ahatchee.
A: Oh how cliche Stan not
the kidney part the Stan the Man
part ha! Well yes! Drinking a lot
of water and urinating a lot as a
result, can be a sign of a kidney
problem, as well as a possible few
other concerns. For cats, especially
those that are middle aged or older
(seven years plus), another con-


cern could be diabetes. Cats, and.
dogs can get diabetes mellitus,
more commonly known as sugar
diabetes. The best way to find out
what is wrong with Stanley is to
take him to your veterinarian for a
few tests. In particular, a urine test
and blood test to diagnose the
problem correctly. A kidney prob-
lem will show elevated kidney
enzymes called blood urea nitro-
gen, and creatinine. For diagnosing
diabetes, an elevated blood glu-
cose will usually pin-point the
problem. In most cases, both can
be treated. Good luck Stan the Man,
and make haste. Waiting longer
can be a problem for either dis-
ease!

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Thursday, August 11, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Any individual listed may
contact the newspaper upon the
final disposition of their case.
Glades County
Sheriff's Office
Aug.. 1 Zedrick Redd, 21, of
Moore Haven was arrested by
Deputy Bryan Enderle on an
active warrant for VOP. He
remains in custody with no privi-
lege of bond.
Aug. 2 Will Harris, 26, of
Okeechobee was arrested by SPD
officer Chapman on an active
Okeechobee County Warrant. He
was later TOT Okeechobee Coun-
ty.
Rashaad Phillips, 18, of Venus
was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on the charge of battery.
He was later ROR'ed.
Aug. 3 Mitchell Young, 24,
of Moore Haven was arrested by
Deputy Shannon McGrory on an
active warrant for VOP. He
remains in custody with no privi-
lege of bond.
Aug. 4 Mary.Dorvil, 27, of
Clermont was arrested by Sgt.
Mike Pepitone on the charge of
possession of Marijuana under 20
grams. She was later released on
a $500 cash bond.
Belle Glade
Police Department
Aug. 1 Charles Foster, 20,


Loitering and prowling, resisting
officer without violence.
Tom Kinney Jr., 26, Battery,
Victor Cruz Cigarua, 25, Petit
Theft
Aug. 3 Lorenzo Gonzalez,
26, Dealing in stolen property, car-
rying ammo by convicted felon.
T.J. Salter, 19, Disorderly con-
duct
Juvenile, 17, Disorderly con-
duct
Aug. 5 Antown Cain, 26,
Failure to appear warrant, failure
to appear warrant, contempt of
court warrant, failure to appear
warrant, failure to appear war-
rant, domestic battery
Juvenile, 16, Simple Battery
Juvenile, 16, Simple Battery
Juvenile, 15, Simple Battery
Juvenile, 13, Simple Battery
Juvenile, 13, Simple Battery
Juvenile, 17, Simple Battery
Dorathy Sims, 38, Battery
Aug. 6 Robert Boye, 19,.
Domestic Battery
Calvin Lee Devol, 24, Domestic
Battery
Adislao Mojica, 27, Domestic
Battery .
Aug. 7 Chakidda Y. Lamar,
26, Disorderly Conduct, Disorder-
ly Conduct, resisting officer with-
out violence
Angela Bryant, 34, Domestic
Battery
Juvenile, 16, Burglary, Grand
theft, resisting officer without vio-
lence, escape.


Search warrant


leads to (
Sheriff Ronniie Lee announces
that the Hendry County Sheriff's
Criminal Investigations Division
served a search warrant at 808
Manatee Avenue in LaBelle where
they recovered crack cocaine,
drug paraphernalia and,$2,591 in
U.S. currency.
As a result, the following
arrests were made: Billy Smith,
Jr., 33, of 808 Manatee Avenue in
LaBelle was charged with posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of


Irug bust
cocaine with intent to sell/deliver
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Mark Diez Brown, 31, of 929
Caloosahatchee Avenue in
LaBelle was charged with posses-
sion of cocaine and possession of
drug paraphernalia. Jermaine Fer-
gin, 30, of 890 Lincoln Avenue
LaBelle was charged with posses-
sion of paraphernalia. All three
men were booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


Verizon agreement


benefits consumers


TALLAHASSEE -Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist today announced
that Verizon Florida, Inc., has agreed
to give consumers greater flexibility
to choose another company for
their telephone service. In return, all
parties agreed to dismiss a com-
plaint against Verizon filed with the
Public Service Commission.
The original complaint with the
PSC, filed by Bright House Net-
works (BHN) last September,
asserted that Verizon would not
allow customers to transfer their old
phone numbers to BHN without
terminating their Verizon Internet
service. Verizon allegedly also
refused to offer its customers stand-
alone DSL service, instead requiring
customers to first subscribe to Veri-
zon's local voice service. The com-
plaint said this practice discouraged
consumers from switching
providers because they did not want
to be forced to also change-their
phone number or e-mail address.
By impeding competition,. Crist
said, Verizon's practices harmed
consumers by limiting their
options. Direct competition
between Verizon and BHN occurs


Crist: Principals



of insurance.



scam sentenced


Victims to
receive $3 million

TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that two individuals have received
prison sentences for their roles in
an insurance scam. William Paul
Crouse and Carmelo Zanfei the
principals of TRG Marketing, LLC
- were sentenced for selling
unauthorized health plans to
more than 7,000 Floridians, result-
ing in millions of dollars of unpaid
claims.
Crouse and Zanfei marketed a
self-insured health plan to citizens
of Florida and 43 other states
without seeking a certificate of
authority to sell the plan. They
claimed that the plan was exempt
from the licensing and certifica-
tion requirements of state law.
Investigators determined the
health plan was insufficiently
funded and the company failed to
pay millions of dollars in claims.
The affected Floridians could
receive more than $3 million in
restitution, ranging from $200 to
$200,000 per victim.
"This scam preyed on unsus-
pecting people who were simply
looking for a way to protect them-
selves with a health plan," said
Crist. "These crooks not only
robbed their victims of that securi-
ty, but also their hard earned
money. This sentence sends the


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking the public's
assistance in locating the where-
abouts of Michael Harris.
Harris is described as a black
male, 5'9" tall, weighs 230
pounds, has black hair, and
brown eyes. His last known
address is Covenant, Belle Glade.
Harris is wanted on a felony
warrant for aggravated battery
(deadly weapon), aggravated
assault (deadly weapon.


clear message that we will contin-
ue to work to put an end to these
fraudulent practices, and to get
the victims their money back."
Crouse pled guilty to racketeer-
ing and four counts of unlawful
transaction of insurance on June
10, and was sentenced to four
years in prison. Zanfei pled guilty
to conspiracy to commit racket-
eering and four counts of unlaw-
ful transaction of insurance on
June 10, and was sentenced to
two years in prison.
Both defendants were also
sentenced to 20 years of super-
vised probation with special con-
ditions that they make restitution
to more than 7,000 Floridians,
after they are released from
prison. The restitution is expected
to be more than $3 million and
could increase if more victims
come forward, however the full
amount will not be known until
the restitution hearing takes place
on December 9, 2005.
The Attorney General's Office
of Statewide Prosecution received
the case in April 2003 from investi-
gators with the Department of
Financial Services. Although the
health plan was illegally marketed
in 43 other states, Florida was the
only state to pursue. criminal
charges.
Any citizen who believes he or
she has been a victim should call
the Attorney General's Fraud Hot-
line toll free at (866) 9-NO-SCAM
(866-966-7226).


If you know
the where-
abouts of this
wanted fugi-
tive, please call
Crimestoppers
at (800) 458-
TIPS (8477).
You may
remain anony-
mous and
could be eligi-
ble for a cash
reward.


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in the Tampa Bay area, the com-
plaint stated. Verizon's practices
violated federal and state rules
regarding the ability of consumers
to keep their phone numbers when
they switch service providers.
Based on the effect of Verizon's
practices on consumers, the Attor-
ney General's Office intervened as
a party in the PSC case in February.
The PSC previously concluded that
it is anticompetitive for a provider
to refuse to transfer a customer's
telephone number where the cus-
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provider for DSL service.
Crist said Verizon would now
allow its customers to switch to
BHN for their local telephone serv-
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zon's DSL Internet connections.
"Healthy competition for infor-
.mation services is crucial to both
Florida's economy and individual
consumers," said Crist. "Competi-
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and lower prices, and this agree-
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Back to school not back in debt


By Debbie Clements
Extension Family &
Consumer Science Agent
Most everyone will notice the
big yellow busses are rolling
through town this week a sure
sign that local schools are now
back in session. Parents will soon
get. detailed lists of "essential
school supplies" from their chil-
dren's teachers, and kids will be
looking at their classmates for the
latest fashions for the new school
year.
Many families will feel their
family budget is stretched real thin
this year, especially with all of the
storm-related expenses from this
past year. What can be done to
help our students get started off on
the right foot without breaking the
bank?
"Back-to-school time is one of
the major spending promotion
times by retailers and credit card
issuers alike," warns Paul Richard
of the San Diego based, award win-
ning, nonprofit Institute of Con-
sumer Financial Education (ICFE).
The ICFE is concerned with adver-
tising aimed at consumers that pro-
motes indiscriminate credit-based
spending for back-to-school sup-
plies. The ICFE is dedicated to help-
ing consumers improve their
spending, increase their savings
and use credit more wisely.


Because credit cards have the
basic message of: SPEND, credit
card use in this country continues
to increase. So also has the amount
of debt carried by cardholders -
and the various hidden fees are
also rising.
Try these 10 spending tips from
the ICFE for getting better value
when doing your back-to school
shopping.
Make a list of what is needed
by category; i.e. clothing, books,
sports equipment, or music etc.
Plan ahead. Start watching for
store sale flyers, flea markets,
garage sales, clearance sales, etc.
Establish a spending-plan and
make a timetable to purchase the
essentials over several weeks or
months.
Comparison shop with at
least five different sources for the
bestvalues.
Consider not buying all the
needed clothing initially If it all
gets worn at once, it may all need
replacing at the same time. Spread
out these purchases over many
weeks. Allow some flexibility so as
to take advantage of sales and true
bargains.
Avoid using credit cards to
spend incomenot yet earned. They
are too expensive (users either pay
interest or an annual fee, or both,
for the convenience). Some credit
card issuers routinely promote


indiscriminate spending, which so
often can result in overspending.
Try using a bank debit card that
uses money you actually have, and
avoid those fees and interest pay-
ments.
When it comes to trendy
items for school clothes or school
supplies, encourage children to
become independent and not "go-
with-the-flow" demanding all of
the latest product tie-ins, from the
summer's hottest movies, for
example. Fads often lose their
steam after school starts, often
because nearly every other child
has them.
If there are several children in
your home with back to school
needs, you may want to consider
setting aside money each month of
the year for this expense to avoid
having to divert money away from
other expenses.
Use layaway plans for cloth-
ing, supplies, etc. whenever possi-
ble and practical.
Purchase "pre-owned"
(used) text books, lab tools and
supplies, etc. when possible.
Most consumers who do credit-
based spending have become vic-
tims to the forces in our society,
getting people to spend beyond
their incomes. Credit based spend-
ing decisions have a far greater
negative impact on one's financial
future than any investment deci-


sion one might ever make. These
decisions include how often to eat
out (or entertain someone) this
week, how much to spend on
back-to-school needs, or redeco-
rating a room, updating your
wardrobe and especially those
unplanned spending trips to the
grocery store.

For information about "Mend-
ing Spending," monthly budgeting
guidelines, and to receive warning
labels and sleeves for debit and
charge cards, visit the ICFE's Web
page at www.icfe.info. The site
also includes helpful sections on
increasing savings, using credit
wisely, plus ideas on how to set up
and implement a spending-plan
for personal and/or family
finances.

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on our Okeechobee Web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu

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on using credit wisely, e-mail us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
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Clewiston Chamber Buzz: August 2005


Here are our two newest mem-
bers! When you avail yourself of
their products or services, please
tell them the chamber sent you!

First Baptist Church
We welcome the First Baptist
Church as a new Chamber mem-
ber. The church is located at 102 E.
Ventura and Pastor Tjy Bridges
extends an invitation to attend their
Sunday services. For more informa-
tion or service times call the church
at 983-5555 or visit their Web site at
www.firstclewiston.org.

John C. Kagan, M.D.
The chamber welcomes back
Dr. John Kagan as a business mem-
ber. Dr. Kagan is an orthopedic sur-
geon located in Fort Myers. Over
the years he has helped numerous
people in our community with hip
or knee problems. If you are experi-
encing hip or knee discomfort, call
Dr. Kagan's office for an appoint-
ment at (239) 936-6778..

Chamber Buzz and
what's going on
The R&R Steakhouse is now
serving lunch Monday-Friday! They
have a different lunch special
everyday for only $4.95 including
iced tea! You will spend less time
driving there than you would
micro-waving your favorite frozen
entree.
Just a reminder to all of our
members. Remember us if you
have a special event that you would
like to advertise. We can write a
brief article for the newsletter, place
a special notice on our outside sig-
nage or you can supply us with
inserts to be mailed out with the
newsletters. If you have any ideas
that would help us promote our
business members, please come
by the chamber office (Paul, Cathy,
or Nina will be happy to listen) or
let us know by mail, phone or e-
mail the chamber at wwwclewis-
tonchamber@earthlink.net.
Thanks to our Renewing Mem-
bers for your continued support!
AFS Appraisals; Artistic Impres-
sions; Clewiston Garden Club;
Common Grounds; Fred Dyess, Jr.;
First United Methodist Church; Har-
lan & Carol Griggs; H & R Block;
Hawaiian Shave Ice; Hendry Coun-
ty Fair & Livestock Show; Hendry
County School Board; J'Lu
Chevron; Julio's Caf6 Tropical; S &
E Properties, Inc.; Senior Citizen
Tree Stump Removal; Tex Painting
and United Way.


Bass Busters 2005 Open
Team Tournament
Bass Busters will have an open
team tournament on Saturday and
Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14. The entry
fee is $400 per team (no member-
ship fee) and registration forms can
be picked up at the local marinas.
The weigh-in will be at Roland &
Mary Ann Martin's Marina at 3 p.m.
For more information call Chris at
(941) 232-9539.

Jeff Chue Honored with
Customer Service
Jeff Chue of U-Save was hon-
ored with our second quarter Cus-
tomer Service Recognition Award
Thursday, July 28. He was nominat-
ed for this award by Luan Walker.
In her nomination letter to the
chamber she cited that Jeff always
"goes out of his way to make our
shopping experience a pleasure."
With the help of Jeff's daughter,
Lisa Knaack, we set up the time
and place for the surprise. And sur-
prised he was and he didn't know
what to think when he saw U-Save
Area Supervisor, Johnny Gant and
Director of Store Operations for U-
Save, Mark Popovich in the crowd!
Jeff's wife, Joan and daughter
Lisa were among the attendees.
Also in attendance were Paul Pre-
ston, Chamber Executive Director
and K T Windham, Chamber
Board President along with store
employees.
A special thanks to all the U-
Save employees that were able to
keep this a surprise and managed
to keep Jeff from seeing the pre-
pared food and cake that they pro-
vided! Thank you so much for your
hard work!
After the shock, Jeff was pre-
sented with a $100 check, the
recognition plaque and a congratu-
latory card from the Chamber
Board of Directors and staff. Then
the party began!
Please submit your nomina-
tions for our next award period,
which ends Sept. 30. All it takes is a
short note or letter that explains
why you feel that someone who
has assisted you is worthy of con-
sideration.

Join us at the R&R
Steakhouse & Lounge
We get our Chamber Business
Socials back into full swing on
Tuesday, Aug. 16. Our hosts will be
Bob and Wanda Leech of the R&R
Steakhouse & Lounge. They would


love to have the chance to show
you the improvements they have
made to their establishment.
The R&R Steakhouse is located
about three miles west of Clewis-
ton on U.S. 27. Please mark your
calendar now and plan on drop-
ping in anytime after 5:30 p.m.
We'll have some treats and you'll
get to catch up with friends and
your fellow business associates.
And, of course, the more the merri-
er. Bring your spouse, a friend, your
neighbor!

A Note from the
Executive Director
Members of the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce have
made an investment in their busi-
ness, and in our community. Please
support each other by doing busi-
ness with your fellow chamber
members. The list of chamber
members is available on our Web
site at www.clewiston.org.

Get Hooked on Fishing
-Not on Drugs!
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is continuing its program for
kids ages 5-13. Information for
August was not available at our cut-
off time, but please keep an eye on
our sign in frpnt of the chamber for
the latest schedule of events, which
will take place at the city boat
ramp. For more information con-
tact Office John Tedder at 983-1474.

Hendry County Schools
begin 2005-06 year
Summer is soon to be officially
over! It's back to Friday night football
games and, oh yeah, homework for
the students! ,The new school year
began Aug. 8. Sorry kids!

Chamber welcomes
new board member
The Chamber Board of Directors
welcomes Ruben Torres, manager
of Wal-Mart, to fill an existing vacan-
cy on our Chamber Board. Under
our by-laws, the Chamber Board
may act to fill vacancies rather than
waiting for the election process that
is held prior to our annual dinner. At
our, regular meeting in June, the
chamber unanimously voted to
offer the position to Ruben.
Ruben has served on our board
in the past and we look forward to
working with him again. Welcome,
Ruben!


Local VFW collecting
for our troops
Our local VFW is collecting writ-
ing materials,, magazines and per-
sonal items as well as cash dona-
tions for our troops overseas. If you
are interested in participating,
please call Linda at 677-1482.

57th Annual
Chamber Dinner
Mark your calendars for Tuesday,
Sept. 20! Preliminary plans are under-
way for our annual dinner to be held
at the Clewiston Inn. Lisa Knaack and
Sandra Hare are co-chairs for this
event. Seats are limited to 200 and
ticketswill go on sale Aug. 15.

August Events
Calendar
Thursday, Aug. 11: Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Chamber
Office (983-7979).
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14:
Bass Busters 2005 Open Team
Tournament, 3 p.m. weigh-in,
Roland & Mary Ann Martin's Mari-
na (Chris, 941-232-9539).
Tuesday, Aug. 16: Chamber
Business Social at R&R Steakhouse
& Lounge, 3756 W Hwy. 27, 5:30
p.m. (Chamber Office, 983-7979).
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 27-28:
15th Annual Caladium Festival,
Lake Placid, FL (Chamber Office,
983-7979).
Tuesday, Aug. 30: City of Clewis-
ton Primary Election, 7 am.-7 p.m.
SBA Small Business Workshop,
1:15 p.m. John Boy Auditorium-
Beardsley Room (Janice Groves, 675-
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Glades schools welcome new teachers


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Teachers,
administrators, and school board
members met for a breakfast social
at Moore Haven Elementary
School Wednesday, Aug. 3, to wel-
come new teachers, as well as
those returning for the upcoming
2005-2006 school year.
Glades County schools have
added 24 new teachers for the
growing countywide student body,
having added two teachers mid-
way through last year to accom-
modate the unprecedented
growth. In addition, two new
administrators have been installed
at the schools.
Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High
School will have a new assistant
principal, Pat Patterson. New facul-
ty members will include Katherine
Ott, Kerry O'Shaughnesse, Lorelei
Frolick, Patsy Watkins, Ian Gagnon,
and Joe Shaffar. The school also
added teachers Tom Howard and
Joe Carson to fill positions avail-
able during the last school year.
At West Glades Elementary,
there will be 11 new teachers. New
teachers will include Allison Guer-
ry, Dawn Manke, Jennifer Gaskins,
Debbie Davis, Brenda Collier, Sher-
ri Fleming, Janine Wood, Anne
Zimmerman, Tina Wells, and Sean
Lawson.
Moore Haven Elementary
School will have Janice Lee as a
new assistant principal. Also, new
teachers Ashley Toms, Leslie Guer-
ry, Elijio Rios, Marion McKenzie,
Christine Pinto, Sonya Sommer,
Joe Robinson, and DonaKay Han-
nagan will begin serving in Glades
County.
This year's incoming teachers
gave background information and
fun facts for students and parents
to start off the new school year.
Lorelei Frolick
Lorelei, a native of Sarasota, has
a bachelor's degree in Mathemat-
ics. Her interests are math, music,
and reading. Her family includes
son Nikolas, 25; daughter Elena,
23; and granddaughter Chloe, 3.
She also has a seven-pound Mal-
teranian named Lucy, and a cat
named Katerina.
Joseph Shaffar
Joseph, originally from Middle-
burg, received a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Elementary Education
from St. Leo's University. His inter-
ests include hunting/fishing, read-
ing-andtravel.
Ian Gagnon
Ian, a native of Ahpitk, MI,
received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Forestry from Michigan
Tech University. His interests include
hunting, fishing, and art. His family
includes wife Wendy, daughter
Lydia, 8; and son Quentin, 1.
Anne Zimmerman
Anne is originally from Paris, IL.
She received a Bachelor of Science
degree from Grace College, and a
master's degree from Baptist Bible
College. Her interests include read-
ing and sewing. Her family
includes husband Jeff, and daugh-
ters Melodee and Harmony.
Joseph Robinson
Joe is a native of Binghamton,
NY. He received a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Binghamton Universi-
ty, and a MSEd degree from SUNY
Cortland. His interests include
mechanics and history.
Sonya Sommer
Sonya, originally from Jackson,


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West Glades teachers include Allison Guerry, Dawn Manke, Jennifer Gaskins, Debbie Davis,
Brenda Collier, Sherri Fleming, Janine Wood, Anne Zimmerman, Tina Wells, and Sean Lawson.











Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High teachers include Katherine Ott, Kerry O'Shaughnesse, Lorelei Frol-
ick, Patsy Watkins, lan Gagnon, and Joe Shaffar.


MI, received a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Spring Arbor Universi-
ty. Her interests include music,
scrapbooking, and travel.
Christine Pinto
Christine, a native of Lake Ariel,
PA, received a Bachelor of Science
degree from St. John's University,
as well-as a certification from East
Stroudsburg University. Her inter-
ests include reading and tennis.
Her family includes parents Joe
and Ann, sister Joarin, and brothers
Joe and Jim.
Brenda Collier
Brenda is a hometown native of
Moore Haven. She received a
Bachelor of Arts degree from Flori-
da Gulf Coast University in special
education. Her interests include.
spending time with her family,
which h includes husband Joe, 3
sons, 2 daughters, and two grand-
children (Lilly, 3, and Bubba, 21
mos.)
Marion Denise McKenzie
Marion is originally from
Clewiston. She received a Bachelor
of Arts degree from Stillman Col-
lege in Tusaloosa, AL.
Sean Lawson
Sean, originally from Mt. Sinai,
NY, received a Bachelor of Science
degree in history from the State
University of NY College at Oneon-
ta, and a Aster of the Arts degree in
education from Stony Brook Uni-
versity. An avid sports fan, Sean
currently lives with his girlfriend in
Florida, with most of his family liv-
ing back on Long Island.
JannineWood
Jannine doesn't really have a
hometown, but chooses Little
Rock, AR. She received a Bachelor


of Arts degree in Theatre from the
University of Arkansas in Little
Rock. She has lots of interests and
hobbies, and has family as well.
Debra Davis
Debra, originally from Bridge-
water, NJ, received a Bachelor of
Science degree from Slippery
Rock University and a Master's in
Education from the University of
South Florida. Her interests
include reading, fishing, home
decoration, sewing, crafting,
painting, and wall papering. Her
family includes a husband, step-
daughter, and grandson.
Dawn Manke
Dawn, also a hometown
native of Moore Haven, received
a Bachelor of Science degree in
:ESE from Florida Gull Coast Uni-
versity. Interests include her chil-
dren, shopping, reading, and out-
door activities. Her family
includes husband Doug, and chil-
dren Chantell, 16, Caitlin, 14, and
Conner, 8. "I grew up here and
cannot think of anyplace else that
I would want to raise my family. I
love the people," Dawn said of
the area.
Tina Wells
Tina is originally from LaBelle,
and received a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree in Elementary Edu-
cation from Florida Gulf Coast
University. Interests include
church activities, fishing,. and
reading. Her family includes her
husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter-in-
law, and 2 granddaughters.
Allison Guerry
Allison is a native of Moore
Haven, and has received a Bache-
lor's Degree in Elementary Edu-
cation. Her interests include


hunting and fishing. Her family
includes husband Melvin, daugh-
ter Leslie, and son Justin.
Leslie Guerry
Leslie is a native of Moore
Haven, and received a Bachelor
of the Arts degree from the Uni-
versity of Florida. Her interests
include hunting and fishing.
Kelly Fleming
Kelly, a native of Moore
Haven, received a degree in Ele-
mentary Education from Florida
Gulf Coast University.
DonaKay Hannagan
DonaKay is originally from
Warsaw, IN. She received a Bach-
elor of Arts degree in elementary
education and learning disability.
Her interests include reading and
sewing. Her family includes hus-
band Mark, and children Maraka,
12, and Makala, 11.
Jennifer Gaskins
Jennifer is originally from Ver-
non, CT, and received a Bachelor
of the Arts degree in special edu-
cation from Harding University.
Interests include running, read-
ing, and New York Yankees base-
ball. Family includes husband
Tom, and children Sadie, 3, and
Thomas, 1.
Joe Carson
Joe is originally from LaFol-
lette, TN, and received a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Criminal Justice
and Elementary Education from
Lincoln Memorial University.
Interests include coaching bas-
ketball, golf, and traveling. Family
includes Missy, 31, and Tanner,
10. He is also a 4-time AAU
National Championship Girls
Basketball Coach.


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Florida's Voluntary Pre-
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for Glades and Hendry Counties:
The Early Learning Coalition
of Southwest Florida, in partner-
ship with Child Care of South-
west Florida, is pleased to assist
in enrolling your four-year-old
child and providing you with a list
of official VPK-Certified Pro-
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To register your child, come to


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with the following:
A certified copy of your
child's birth record.
Proof of Florida residency
(license or bill with your street
address).
If you have the social securi-
ty card, bring it as well.
Any questions regarding the
registration procedures, call us at
the LaBelle House at 675-8383.


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By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON HIGH SCHOOL
The Clewiston High School
Fighting Tigers have begun presea-
son workouts and regular practices
in full pads in preparation for the
upcoming fall 2005 football sea-
son.
Having minimal losses in key
positions from last year's senior
class, Head Coach Tommy Morrell
expects a strong effort from his sea-
soned varsity squad as the team
takes on the 2004 state champion
Pahokee Blue Devils in a Kickoff
Classic exhibition game at Cane
Field on Friday, Aug. 19. The game
will be an opportunity for area fans
to see what used to be one of the
most intense rivalries in the state
when the Blue Devils come to
Cane Field.
A preseason Blue and Gold
game will be held Friday, Aug. 12.
Tiger football practices began
Monday, Aug. 1 for the junior varsi-
ty and varsity squads. Despite auto-
matic afternoon thunderstorms,
which cut some practices short, as
well as having to deal with brutally
hot conditions when the rain
stopped, the practices have gone
smoothly, according to Coach Mor-
rell, and the team is poised to take
on a heavy schedule packed with
away games at some tough high
school venues.
Following the preseason classic
against Pahokee, the Tigers will
take on American Heritage at Cane
Field on Aug. 26. The Tigers are 5-3
against the American Heritage
team, which barely squeaked by in
a two-point victory over the Tiger
squad last year.
The Tigers will then take on
three of their biggest rivals in a
month-long string of away games
against LaBelle High School,
Glades Day School, and Glades
Central High School.
The LaBelle Cowboys will no
doubt give their best effort, having
beaten the Tigers last year for just
the third time since the two first
played in 1972, in another frustrat-
ing, one-point margin of victory.
The Tigers are 5-1 against the
Glades Day Gators since the teams
began playing again in 1999, and
hope to continue to keep the
Gators at bay as they head into
Belle Glade for the Sept. 9 game.
And of course, the Glades Cen-
tral Raiders will be a big test at one
of the toughest high school road
venues in the state. Although the
-Raiders have kept the upper hand
over the Tigers in years past, the
once-matchless Raiders have
become far less a dominant than
the team used to be, and the Sept.
23 meeting could prove to become
a decisive game for the Tigers on
their quest for another title run.
Other notable stops,on the 2005
Tiger football schedule include an
Oct. 7 match-up at Bishop Verot
High School, and home games
against St. Andrews and Okee-
.chobee to wrap up the regular sea-
.son.
Coach Morrell is still searching
for his first winning season, after a
2004 season plagued by injury and
close games. In fact, four of the


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Tiger football head coach Tommy Morrell ran the offensive
and defensive lines through drills as the players practiced
on their first day in full pads on Aug. 4.


Tigers' five losses in 2004 were lost
by a total margin of 12 points, or
less than two touchdowns. Coach
Morrell is counting on a few more
things going their way this year.
"We've had a great returning
class this year. We've got several
players returning at key skilled
positions, and I feel very good
about those guys with some expe-
rience and familiarity with what
needs to be done around here,"
said Coach Morrell.
The team also hopes to bring its
line and running game back to the
dominant, consistent nature
shown by teams in years past.
"In fact, our offensive and
defensive lines may just be the
biggest we've ever had, when
they're all healthy. It's just inexperi-
ence that's holding them back, but
if we can keep them healthy, I feel
like that can really help us turn
things around," he said.
A major part of that line, senior
lineman Vince Vaughn, will be
needed when the Tigers take on
the Blue Devils on Aug. 19. Vaughn,
who broke a finger during the
Spring Blue and Gold exhibition
game several months ago, has yet
to be cleared for full contact partici-


pation by a physician. He is expect-
ed to return to full availability pend-
ing an upcoming doctor'svisit:
The Tigers have been moved to
a new district, so Tiger fans will be
traveling to the Palm Beach County
area for four district games. The
four new schools on the schedule
are Cardinal Newman, Pope John
Paul, Inlet Grove and St. Andrews.
Helping the Tigers will be a spir-
it-filled school and community, as
well as an experienced coaching
staff. Along with Head Coach Mor-
rell, offensive and defensive line
coach Vance Johnston will bring
veteran experience to the staff.,
Manny Gomez will coach wide
receivers and defensive backs.
Pablo Sanchez will serve as the
team's defensive coordinator. CHS
assistant principal Jackson Self will
coach quarterbacks and defensive
backs. Ryan Manuell will coach the
junior varsity squad. Philip Sum-
mers will coach the running backs
and defensive backs, and new-
comer Garret Jahn will coach quar-
terbacks and defensive backs.
Come support the Clewiston
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Sports in brief


MHHS volleyball
practices
MOORE HAVEN Practice for
.the Moore Haven Lady Terrier vol-
leyball teams began Tuesday,
Aug. 9 and take place at 3 p.m.
Meet at the gym. For more infor-
mation call 946-0811.
Coast Guard makes
house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and


confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
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 con-
tacted at (863) 885-2078.
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 a week.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any
inconvenience this necessary
lock closure may cause. For more
information, please contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or (800)
250-4200. You may also ask the
lock-tenders for operating infor-
mation when locking through or
contact them on VHF Marine
Band Radio on Channel 13.


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tion, there is still 30 years left for
future use. Mrs. Pearce asked
where the previous site was, and
was informed it was on 78 where
the gun range is now.
Mr. McGee stated, "We all gen-
erate garbage and jt must be dis-
posed of in an environmentally
safe way by regulations." He
noted a large regional landfill in
Fort Lauderdale is not obvious, is
just a green hill, and he smelled
no odor when he went by it. He
further stated what Glades County
does have is a lot of land, and
Republic has approached the city
with an offer that could make
money to support infrastructure
of people moving in and the busi-
ness would be regulated.
Mr. Ward stated he had not
changed his mind on regional and
with the right location, and right
conditions he will still support it;
he further stated, "I don't see it
coming, but will support it."
Mrs. Storey stated, "We have
heard it all before, the question is,
where is it (the landfill) going to
be? Wherever it is, it will be in
somebody's backyard. Where?
And what about the deed restric-
tions now? What will be done
about that?"
Mr. Ward responded that the
deed restriction was the county's
problem, that the location is the
supreme question. He said it
should be where nobody could


smell it, only the deer and hogs.
He said that some counties, like
Collier, were using sending (sic)
units in that densities could be
transferred from one tract to
another which would develop,
and the area abandoned could be
used for a landfill where it would
not be in anybody's backyard.
Mr. Pressley said, "We can sit
and fantasize on the money all
night, but it behooves us to focus
on the site. Where? The School
Board has discussed the landfill at
prior meetings and the consensus
is the question of where must be
answered. We know about the
Graham property. What kind of
site is available? Is there some
magical site?"
Mr. Ward stated he didn't know
and the company is keeping it
quiet.
Mr. McGee stated the biggest
concern is more garbage, not less,
and we need a plan.
Mr. Ward stated he has total
concern, and hopes Omni puts
theirs in Charlotte; that revenue is
all he's looking at and wanted to
know if the school board would
give their commitment if the right
conditions and location was (sic)
found, then they could move for-
ward.
Mr. Pressley again stated "The
issue is the site, our (school
board) discussion is not on the
money 'where' is the issue.
"Tell us where the site is the
city was talking annexation and I
cannot imagine a site within
annexation distance of the city,"


said Mr. Pressley.
"There is no site, we don't
know where it is, and I have not
heard one mentioned that I would
approve," said Mr. Ahern.
Mr. McGee asked Mr. Pressley,
"Will you say on record if the site
was found would you entertain
the idea to move forward?"
Mrs. Pearce stated, "We as a
school board have concentrated
on new growth the positives -
and we see a landfill as negative."
Mr. Pressley said, "We would
decide, if the site was noted; get a
quadrant map, show sites that
may be suitable; we've heard two
miles on the east side of the river
discussed and cannot imagine
where any site was available
there; we've heard Graham,
Duda, those sites."
Mr. McGee stated, "So it's con-
tingent upon site." He then called
upon Kyle Adams, representative
of Republic Services who reiterat-
ed the negotiation process with
the county, stating initially an ideal
site .was located in the northeast
part of the county that was not
accessible from a Glades County
road, could only be reached from
SR 70 in Highlands County.
He said because of lies and
innuendo of the competitor that
site was over the back fence. He
stated there are ways to work
without the county and one was
voluntary annexation of site into
the city, but would require land
use approval. He stated e-mails
had circulated concerning sites
Republic. had acquired from


Waste Management that made
them (Republic) look bad, and
that improper waste coming in
from Canada,.wvhich was legal,
was brought to their landfill, but
not by their trucks and was a
political issue.
He said it was not fair to judge
his by his competitors, and invited
those interested to visit one of
Republic's landfills.
Donna Storter reminded them
that the county attorney told them
they could at any time put out
another RFP and see what is out
there, and perhaps the other 11
companies who also replied in
2003 may have a better deal now.
She said that since Republic has
admitted they cannot control
what comes into their landfill in
Michigan and did not control the
leachate contamination leaving
their Wisconsin landfill, perhaps
the county should start looking
for another provider.
John Collier, speaking as resi-
dent/taxpayer, told the group the
initial "ideal", site considered for
Republic's regional landfill was
on Rucks Dairy road, seven miles
from Patti Pearce's house, seven
miles from his house, and seven
miles from Buckhead Ridge.
Mr. Echols stated that the
county attorney had told them the
safest way to conclude the ranked
negotiations was to go next to
Republic then to BFI. He conclud-
ed that the intent of the night's
meeting was to work together on
issues and he felt it had been very
successful.


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cial subpoena to truancy court at
the Glades County District Court,
presided over by Judge Jack
Lundy.
In some cases, parents who
are found to be negligent in their
role in making sure a student
attends school can quite possibly
be given jail time, if a court deter-
mines that as the appropriate
course of action.
According to Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon, deputies from the
GCSO will always be on patrol




Fundraiser
Continued From Page 1
designs.
Leading the effort for the sev-
enth year is DUDA, based in
Oviedo, with help from the Flori-
da Farm Bureau, Florida Citrus
Mutual, the Florida Fruit & Veg-
etable Association, the Florida
Department of Agriculture's Divi-
sion of Plant Industry, Florida
Grower Magazine, Florida Toma-
to Committee and retired FFVA
executive George Sorn of Orlan-
do, former president and long-
time member of the RCMA Board
of Directors.
"The-annual RCMA Christmas
card project is one, of many ways
Florida agriculture supports sea-
sonal farm workers and their fam-
ilies," Sorn said. "Knowing that
migrant children composed the
artwork makes sending holiday
greetings all the more special."
Several organizations have
also contributed' $500 each to
underwrite printing costs, Sorn
added. The "Print Angels" for
2005 include DUDA, Florida Cit-
rus Mutual, Florida Farm Bureau,
Pacific Tomato Growers, Six L's
Packing Co., The Packer, Toma-
toes of Ruskin and Wishnatzki
Farms. Contributing time and
services are Activities Press, Cre-
ative Printing & Graphic Design
and Meister Publishing Co.
This year's selections, going
out in brochures to Florida
agribusiness and affiliated organi-
zations, include a general selec-
tion of 10 colorful designs; 10
additional unique drawings have
been set aside for exclusive
orders, Several growers have
already ordered from the exclu-
sive list, Sorn said.
The general-selection cards
come in packets of 10 for $15 -
exclusive cards require a mini-
mum order of 100 cards. Note
cards for year-round use are avail-
able, too.
Proceeds from this year's card
sales will be matched 100 percent
by the Naples Children and Edu-
cation Foundation to complete
the third floor of RCMA's charter
school in Immokalee. RCMA is
under a March 2006 deadline to
raise $500,000 in order to receive
the $500,000 "challenge grant"
from the foundation.
To receive a brochure or for
more information, contact Judy
Brill at (888) 445-7415 or
judy@rcma.org. Deadline to
order is Oct. 1.
Collier, 1,018; DeSoto, 265; Fla-
gler, 37; Gadsden, 66; Glades, 166;
Hardee, 230; Hendry, 329; High-
lands, 494; Hillsborough, 1,450;
Indian River, 170; Lake, 49; Lee,
37; Manatee, 79; Miami-Dade,
728; Orange 53; Palm Beach, 286;
Pasco, 131; Polk, 126; Putnam,
378; Volusia, 150.


during school hours, and will stay
on the lookout for students wan-
dering anywhere away from cam-
pus. In those cases, a deputy will
pick up a student and return the
student to school, where an unex-
cused absence will be filed.
The program, which is cur-
rently in effect as county policy,
has been named the Glades Tru-
ancy program. In order to bring
the number of truant cases down,
the program has been designed to
deliver stronger, more severe pun-
ishments for parents in cases of
students who miss school on
repeated occasions.
According to the schools'
administrative services supervisor


Scott Bass, studies have shown a
direct correlation between stu-
dent attendance and problems
such as academic failure and
juvenile delinquency. With this in
mind, the county decided it was
time to reform the policy dealing
with students missing school on
multiple occasions.
The policy states that accept-
able reasons for missing school
include death in the family, per-
sonal illness, religious holidays
approved in advance by the
school, doctor/dental appoint-
ments, school-related absences,
and court appearances.
At the principal's discretion,
students will be allowed three


notes from parents per semester
for excusing an absence.

The primary goal of the Glades
Truancy Program is to reduce tru-
ancy and have students attend
school on a consistent basis,
which will aid in lowering juve-
nile crime. The program will also
utilize a multi-disciplinary team of
school and community personnel
to develop new and innovative
approaches to address .and
reduce excessive unexcused
absences and tardies as an inter-
vention strategy prior to referring
student/parent for court involve-
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driving by car about three-
fourths of a mile back from the
shore saw the beginnings of the
town.
"When I came to the town I
found out why they went back so
far. I am not exaggerating when I
say that it is one of the most
beautiful places in the state. One
of the most beautiful attractions
of the place are the palms. They
make a good shade and yet are
tall enough to allow the air to cir-
culate freely. Lumber is on the
ground for a church and. a
school," his description takes
you, right back there in 1914,
three years before Okeechobee
became a town.
Meanwhile the settlers lived in
tents and made do. Many were
college graduates and all worked
hard. They had a sawmill run-
ning and built homes as fast as
the lumber could be cut.
Mrs. King, the first woman in
Moore Haven, came by steam-
boat up Lake Okeechobee, as did


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In 1914, Edward Hetzel Kunkel visited Lakeport with 'his
friends Mr. and Mrs. George Shrimp, who were building a
bungalow there. This group of settlers posed with their car
on the shore of the lake.
Mr. and Mrs. M.F. George. Mrs. Through the Everglades,"
George wrote the story of her trip Edward Heltzel Kunkel, Tropic
and the 18 months that followed. Magazine, October 1914; "Eigh-
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* Gulf access by community dock!
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* -411R 2B rmrinufacrured home with over
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Or!, $52.500


* Beautiful homesite partially cleared 5+/-
acres on Case Road. $224,900.
* Hard to-find acreage in Muse don't let
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* Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled
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* Im ro.cd I _" acire |lot in I Mortura.
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* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine
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* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
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* Pretty wooded 1.25 acres in Montura
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$54,900.
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FFA: Out and about at annual convention '


CLEWISTON The summer
of 2005 has been very adventur-
ous for the Clewiston FFA chapter.
In the beginning of June, several
members went to the Annual
State Convention held at the Wyn-
dham Palace Resort in Orlando
Fla. The members attending from
Clewiston were Victor Berrios,
Rita Thomson, Kim Fielder, and
Lauren Hall as well as their advi-
sor Mr. Swindle and a few chaper-
ones.
Victor and Rita were competi-
tors in state competitions. Victor
participated in the Creed speaking
contest and Rita participated in
the prepared speaking contest.
Her topic was "FFA Curbs Child
Obesity." Though.neither of them
placed high enough to make it to
Nationals they did excellent jobs
in their parts. Lauren was accept-
ed in.the Curticy Corps. This is
where people help behind the
scenes and wherever they are
needed.
There were many sessions that
were dedicated to each retiring
officer. There were workshops in
between each session. In the


workshops, you learned things
about working together and lead-
ership. There was a lot that was
learned on this trip and many are
looking forward to next year's
event.
Also in June, on the 23-26, was
FLA, which is Florida Leadership
Adventures. To this event, only the
officers attended. This was locat-
ed in Hains City at a FFA Facility.
The theme was "Accept the Risk
of Leadership." They stayed in lit-
tle cabins and met in a bigger
cabin across the facility.
There were a couple-sessions
a day with reflections at night.
They had hands on experiences
on how to lead, follow, and figure
things out by thinking out side the
comfort zone. They learned what
leaders need to be leaders and
what they should possess to be
good influences. Everything they
did, they did with teamwork. We
were all split up into groups
where they didn't know anyone
and were expected to cooperate
with one another. This was an
excellent experience and will not
be forgotten.


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Suominea to iINI/ilewiston I-I-A
Kim Fielder, Victor Berrios, Rita Thomson, and Lauren Hall
while at the annual national FFA convention.


From left to right, Micha Mungillo, Adam Haire, Brandon
Drake, Olivia Martinez, Kim Fielder, Lauren Hall, Rachael
Hancock, Lester (friend), Marlene Sanches.


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For the love of tropical treats


Surinam Cherries -
delicious
Florida cherries
Its names are as many as its
delights, the Surinam cherry
(Eugenia Uniflora L. -Myrtle
family).
To some, it's the pumpkin
cherry, so called because of
shape, to others it's the Chinese
cherry due to striking resem-
blance to tiny Chinese lanterns
and to still others it's simply
known as the Florida cherry. In
India, it's cultivated under the
names of West Indian cherry,
Brazil cherry and cherry of
Cayenne. The Florida cherry,
Surinam, is readily available at
almost all plant nurseries all over
the state.
Regardless of name, the pitan-
ga or Surinam cherry, a bush-like
tree, is unusually desirable from
several standpoints.
Highly versatile in growing
habits, the Surinam cherry -
boasting fragrant blossoms and
foliage is rapidly gaining favor
in Florida landscaping. The fruit
is not only delicious raw or
cooked, it's extremely high in
vitamin C and the bright red cher-
ries act as food magnets for
some of Florida's most colorful
birds, cardinals in particular.
Surinam cherry preserves are
considered a delicacy.
In most of Florida, except in
northern regions, the main crop
is from mid-April to mid-May,
with lesser crops in July-August.
However, the Surinam fruits and
flowers throughout most of the
year and it's not unusual for a
large crop to appear in mid to
late Autumn.
It readily grows from seed and
will flower and fruit the second
year. Almost without exception
seedlings can be found beneath
the bushes, which are easily
transplanted and never admit to
having been moved.
Not unlike most other plants,
Surinam cherries appreciate
'modest applications of a general
fertilizer and water in dry sea-
sons. And they lend themselves
to modest traditional pruning as
well as to exotic shapes and
forms. This versatile plant is ideal
used as a hedge plant.


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Relatively small, this delicious fruit carries a big taste.


It's well behaved and graceful
in natural-growth habits, or it can
be severely pruned in straight up-
and-down fashion, which makes
it ideal for a no see-through sight
screen. When left to its own.
devices, a Surinam cherry plant
will easily, and rather quickly,
grow into a large, beautifully
shaped many-trunked tree, big
enough to sit under and have a
picnic with cherries for dessert.
A dramatic example of a Suri-
nam tree a big one that is is
in the yard of the Hendry House
at the end of Frazier Avenue in
LaBelle. It's not only big enough
to sit under it's big enough to
climb. Another large example of
a Hendry County Surinam tree is
next to the office complex of
Hilliard Brothers of Florida on
Flaghole Road.
And a fine example of a
screening hedge planting is at the
corner of Route 29 and Whidden
Road/County Line Road, the
entrance side of Maple Corner.
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ests and enjoy what they do,
then as long as they're not over-
whelmed, staying busy can be
good.
The results of an annual study
performed by the Cooperative
Institutional Research Project
reports that more than 25 per-
cent of entering college fresh-
men said they felt overwhelmed
as seniors in high school. Lerch
says we should think about
where this begins. For some, it
may begin as early as that first lit-
tle league season that was cou-
pled with piano lessons and Tai
Kwan Do twice a week. Add to
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homework, and you have a child
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keep up with a schedule that
would be considered hectic
even for an adult.
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child's relationship with the par-
ents becomes dependant on her
performance in whatever activi-
ty she is involved," adds Lerch,
"Parents' expectations can be so
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is considered a failure to them.
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will pay off later on?"
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activity with the purpose of get-
ting a college scholarship or pro-
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his parents were expecting,
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like and enjoy.
Listen to what they say and
what they don't say. You can
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the lines" and body language. .
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ACCOUNTING CLERK
w/Customer Service Skills.
Call Allen @ (863)983-5141
Everglades
Federal Credit Union


U..arage
Yard ales: 014


I CRANE OPERATOR -
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(877)304-4100
DRIVER NEEDED, F/T or P/T
Must have a valid CDL Drivers
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Mall. (561)422-2971
ESE/VE TEACHER
ESE Certified Teacher for
ESE/VE Profound Class K- 5,
physical/mental disabilities,
including autism in public
school. Must be licensed to
teach in the State of Florida.
Submit application to:
H.R. District School
Board of Hendry County
Corner of Hwy 29 & 890
LaBelle, FL 33975.
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

GROUP TREATMENT
COORDINATOR

Eckerd Youth
Alternatives.Inc.
provides quality programs
for youth-at-risk.
Join us now as a Group
Treatment Coordinator at
our wilderness camp In
Clewiston, FL. this is a case
management position to a
group of 10 at risk youth.
BA degree in Human
Services and two years
experience working with
children with serious
emotional disturbances
or substance abuse
problems required.
Send resume and cover
letter to: Angle Leide, EYA,
100 N. Starcrest Dr.,
Clearwater, FL 33765; FAX:
727-442-5911; ONLINE:
www.eckerd.org

PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
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Citrus Belle has immediate job openings for:
General Labor Assists with sanitation, housekeeping, cleanup. Loads, stacks and packs var-
ious product containers'into cases, boxes and pallets.
Mechanic Troubleshoots and maintains equipment (fillers, case packers, conveyors, etc.)
in packaging dept. Some basic electrical knowledge. 3-5 years experience preferred but will-
ing to train,
Electrician Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs various electrical systems and electronic
controls (PLC's and instrumentation) in a production environment. 3-5 years experience pre-
ferred.
Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shift differential pay; medical/dental/vision
plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday pay. Apply in person at 6007 S.
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Mezclador Bombear jugo concentrado de tanques para mezclar cantidades de jugo. Agrega
aceites *u otros oleos. Mezcla various concentrados embarrilados. Saca muestras y archiva
resultados. Opera montacargas. Entrenamiento disponible.
Mecanico Resuelve problems de funcionamiento de maquinaria y equipo en lines de
producci6n para empacar, relleno de envases y transportadoras. 3-5 anos de experiencia
preferida pero se puede entrenar.
Electricista Diagnostica, mantiene y repara various sistemas electricidad y controls elec-
tr6nicas (instrumentaci6n y esquematico) en u ambiente de producci6n. 3-5 anos de experi-
encia preferida.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de noche; plan
medical/dental/visi6n; plan de retiro y ahorros 401K; vacaciones pagadas; dias feriados;
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our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay com-
mensurates with experience. Drugfree workplace.
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Florida. Contact Jim McVay (863) 673-0363.
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Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller. Se
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ietiro, y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la
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FIELD OPNS. COORDINATOR
Wanted for South-Central, FL
Fed./St. funded 501.c.3.org. working w/"older
workers, host agencies, and communities in South
FL. Desired candidate will implement & monitor
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possess excellent verbal, written & computer skills.
Be organized and willing to travel.
Min. H.S. diploma. Bi-lingual a plus.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Qualified candidates mail resumes & cover letter to:
B. Smith-Fischer
PO. Box 330006
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-0006
Fax: (904)241-8523 Applications deadline 8/12/05.
Funded by FL Dept. of Elder Affairs and
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clean drivers license. We are a drug free workplace. Inter-
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must be familiar with a
variety of practices and
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HANDYMAN NEEDED
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INFANT DAYCARE In brand
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ot of Opportunities.
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plications & resumes must be received by 5PM
8/19/05. Send resume to HCDPBC, 324 Datura
St. #401, WPB, FL 33401, fax (561)671-4670 or
e-mail to Employmentnt@hcdpbc.org. The Health
Care District is an EOE, M/F/D/V.


Th- GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
LPN
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLERK (P/T)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29
North in Felda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


Duda necesita un camionero de combustible
para proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios:
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 12255 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.



HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP

Has an opening for experienced
New/Used car sales person.
Must be motivated, good with
people and ready to work.
Valid FL drivers license required.
Aggressive Pay Plan/Benefits.

Apply in person
202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston


ESTABLISHED FIRM
SEEKING:
SURVEY & MAPPING
CREW CHIEF

For work throughout Southwest Florida.
Excellent Salary & Benefits.

Please contact Bill Reeve @
Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.
in LaBelle.
(Phone) 863-675-2707,
or (Fax) 863-674-0879


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Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


LABOR <4 FINDERS\

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


Now Hiring for 2005 Postal.
P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$250,000 YEARLY potential,
first year! Working from any
location. Think its too good
to be true. Don't call.
(800)801-8942.
A CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #802428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!

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area, use caution.

OPPORTUNITY MEETINGII!
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @ 7:00 P.M.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051 Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
****$500-$100,000+ +
FREE CASH GRANTS! 2005!
NEVER REPAY! Person-
al/Medical Bills, School,
New Business-Home. As
seen on T.V. NO CREDIT
SCHECK! Live Operators!
(800)270-1213 ext.95.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.



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! Toil-
free (888)375-0565 or
(727)375-0565.


Services



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




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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


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
S813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.






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.
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) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.

When you want some-
thing sold, advertise In
the classified.


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


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FullTime 020


ANTIQUE FURNITURE-
$2100. For All or will separ-
ate 863-675-6657 Leave
message.
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
PIANO -Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Sell!! Only seri-
ous inq. Best offer will be
taken. (863)983-1654
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019





SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
(863)467-5756.




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
TIE BEAM CLAMPS- (50)
used, asking $175 for all
(863)675-1224.
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/6pack room. $250
(239)770-6855


COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)612-9233
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)357-2803



DELL-kyboard, mouse moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si able epsanol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323


7PC DINETTE SET- glass top
table, 6 chairs, 36x60, Rat-
tan, $200. (863)357-1364.
ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $800
(863)675-0483


BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500
(863)467-7659.

BUNK BED- Single on top, dbl
on bottom, good condition,
asking $125.
(863)634-9929.
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
(863)675-3998
COMPUTER DESK
Large, L shaped, med-dark
color composite wood. $75
(863)467-1104
COMPUTER DESK, beautiful,
oak, traditional style, good
cond., $325.
(863)983-6565
COUCH, Blue & DNINNG
ROOM TABLE w/4 Chairs.
$70 for all, will sep.
(863)675-1617 after 5pm.
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
DAY BED- white metal, makes
into full size bed, $100
863)610-9192 days
863)467-2480 eves.
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
style with 2 chairs aqua &
white. $90.(863)634-4089
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, $650 neg.
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc. $40
(863)227-4233


YORKI POO PUP- tiny choco-
late male, adorable, shots,
$600 cash. (863)357-0037
or(561)603-1669
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken.
$1700.863-634-9620 Okee


Free DIRECTV Satellite, 4
rooms. FREE TiVo/DVR. Add
HDTV. 220 Channels + lo-
cals, $29.99/month. First
500 orders get Free DVD
Player. (800)360-9901, Pro-
mo #14700.



CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $50
(863)697-2033


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

561-993-1160


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



CLEWISTON, Brand New 3/2
& 4/2 Single Family Homes.
2 Car gar. Great neighbor-
hood. S/Steal appl. Between
$1400-$1800. For more info
call Wendy 305-804-8499


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Employment
Medical 0210


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 686
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
w/table and lamps & BED
ROOM SET, Queen. $1500
or best offer (561)261-0713
LIVING ROOM SET, new, paid
$1,000, asking $750.
863-763-5474 Okeechobee
area.
Queen Sofa Bed, Rocker,
Drum end table, Glass end
table w/lamp, 2 end tables.
$185 will sep 863-946-3860
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
TALL BOY, beautiful, oak, co-
lonial style, great cond.,
$399. (863)983-6565
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-0779.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger,' $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063. '
GOLF CART: 2001 Club Car,
Mint condition w/lights &
mirrors. Can deliver locally.
$2300. (954)317-6733
WORK CART- 4 sweater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$900. (863)697-2033.


RIFLE- Ugoslav SKS 7.62x39
unissued. $300.
(772)597-2912



BODY BY JAKE, $200 or best
offer. (863)612-9811
FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
(863)697-1247.
HOME GYM Welder Pro
9940. Good shape, all
attachments $200 or best
offer (863)467-6434
NORDIC TRACK, Walk Fit
treadmill, Westlow Cardio
Glide, & Exercise Bike $200 all
or will sep. (863)531-0093
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434


DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
(863)675-2593
Deluxe Quickie G424 Motor-
ized Scooter, black & bur-
gundy, pd. $4000+, asking
2500. (863)612-9811
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mat, plus air
mat with pump included
$450. neg. (863)655-3436.





MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS-
from household goods,
stereo equip, treadmill, CD's.
& more all for $2000
(863)467-5500.
PROFESSIONAL PAINT
SPRAYERS- 2, $200: Will
separate. (863)357-0438
Run your ad STATEWIDEIII
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classl-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or will separate.
(863)612-9233



CONN TROMBONE- W/case,
excellent condition, $350
firm. (863)763-7574.
PIANO- KIMBALL w/bench
Like new, beautiful sound
$1100(863)902-8883
TENOR SAX- Conn, with case,
Asking $475.
(863)675-4098 evenings


AMAZONS 2,2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
AQUARIUMS- (2) Already
est. w/ fish, decor & all ace.,
different sizes. $175 for all
or will sep. (863)228-7230
MALE CHIHUAHUA- 8wks
old, very small, 1st shots,
1st $300 takes .it.
(863)357-3564.
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
(863)228-7230


Job
Information 0225


PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE in Clewiston
Space from 910 sf up to
3,600sf. Excellent location
with professional tenant mix.
Call today!!
Contact April Hart.
561-996-8080 ext 10.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

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Bandsaw, 14 inch central ma-
chinery woodcutting with at-
tachments, $75.
(863)467-0085
CAR DOLLY- Good condition
$450. (863)697-6102
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
(772)489-6837



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
(863)467-5756



PARK SIZE SLIDE & 2 SETS
MONKEY BARS, stainless,
$450. (239)728-2357
Home, (239)910-7853 cell

Agriculture



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




CATTLE TRAILER- Goose-
neck, 24', swing gates, like
new tires, dual axle, $1700
(863)697-9704.


E-Z ENTRY DRIVING CART
Forrest green w/ 26" wheels,
72" shafts & extras $375
(863)357-1945
SADDLE
Used but in good condition
-$250 (863)902-8883
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 1/2 yrs old, green br6ke, very
sweet, $1200.
(863)843-2495.



FENCING 4ft tall, 70 feet,
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465



GARDEN TILLER- Yardman
MTD, rear tine, like new,
* $450 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.
GARDEN TRLR & 2600 WATT
GENERATOR- and misc
tools, $650 for all
(239)369-2564.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER -Snapper
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
(863)634-0779.
RIDING MOWE. Snapper,
30" cut, 1) 18 & 1) 8 h/p
$550 both or will sep.
(863)675-4882
ROTO TILLERS (2) 1 goes in
reverse, 1 nearly new, good
condition, kept inside, $350
for both (239)369-2564


BLACK ANGUS BULL
2yrs old. Gentle $1750
(863)634-1216
MALE GOAT- 9 mos old, tri
colored, $70.
(863)675-4098 evenings
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon.12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127

Rentals |



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

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for Reservation Holders on-
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Deep Water Access. Wood-
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homesites. Call for Reserva-
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(877)266-7376.
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ERTY (800)642-5333.
Realty Of Murphy 317
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NORTH CAROLINA MTNS 4
acres on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall and large
public lake nearby $49,500
owner (866)789-8535
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Your new home could be
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Secure Self Storae Units Available
*Personal *Household Items *Record Storage
*Climate controlled 24 hr. Surveillance Cameras
*Security Alarmed
Larry's Secure Storage
462 E. Main Street Pahokee
(561)924-7400 /996-5537


LaBelle Female:
Looking for Senior Female to
share large home. $400 mo.
+ sec.dep.(863)675-0866

Real Estate



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



BELLE GLADES 2br, 1ba
On 1.5 ac. lot, good cond.
Nice area. Call for details
(561)996-8845 after 6pm
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
S' lup, A'C
FrI,-T '.J 5,0l0i
STANTON HOMES
1-800-33Q-6623
LABELLE- 2br, 2ba,tiled
floors, AC Sunroom, Com-
munity w/Club House &
pool, $135,000
(863)675-4967 or
205)966-4182.
Port LaBelle, Unit 4, 3/2, cor-
ner lot, walk to schools, new
appl's/carpet, nice yard,
priced to sell @ $164,500.
Call owner 863-675-1107


By Owner, beautiful country
living in Montura Ranch, 1
1/4 acres, cleared w/all im-
provements, ready for mo-
bile home or build a house,
only $70,000. Call Mike
863-673-2532 or Irv
863-902-1189
LAND, 5/2 acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, reduced to $200,000.
305-342-7133/636-5092.
*LAND FOR SALE*
(4) 10 Acre tracts in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654
MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
Call Barton Realty
@ (863)983-6262
Get Yours Now!!!



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call
for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e s t m e n t
15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (256)239-8001.
LAKEVIEW MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY -3.13 Acres
$57,990. Spectacular prop-
erty offering breathtaking
lake and mountain views.
Located 20 minutes from
Helena, Montana at Canyon
Ferry Lake. Soils tested,
utilities, ready to build on.
Call owner at
(888)770-2240.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
www.lakesidereal ty-tn.com.
NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/
50 mile view & hardwood
trees. Financing available at
$39,000 w/ little down. Per-
fect for log cabin. This one
won't last call today.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.


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



ALUMINUM BOAT
16ft long, 5ft wide. $100
(863)675-8760
BOAT, MOTOR & TRLR- 14'
Run About, 2 seater, wind-
shield, 40HP Force, needs
work, $300 (863)675-1945.
BOATS FOR SALE (2) 14 Ft.
Bass Boat & 23' Cuddy cabin.
w/trlrs. $2500 for all. Call
(863)697-6203 after 6pm.
CAROLINA SKIFF 14ft
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trlr, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350 / 528-4586
GALAXY- 18', Stripped down.
$50. or best offer
(863)357-0438
Jon Boat, 12' Custom made
heavy gauge alum., w/9.9
Go Devil, low hrs., $2500.
(863)467-9902


JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.


COACHMAN CATALINA-'95,
28', Class A, 40K mi, like
new, many extras, $24,000
(863)634-5914
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for Robert
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921


YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER-
1100cc, 112hp with trailer &
cover. $2500.
(863)467-5762



HONDA CBR HURRICANE,
'90- approx 43K miles, runs
but needs work, $850 or
best offer (863)467-1189
Honda Goldwing Aspencade,
'86, 1200, tons of chrome &
lights, runs great, $4200 or
best offer. (772)336-9589
nites & weekends or
157*135*14986
HONDA REBEL, '03- like new
$2200 FIRM (863)675-4882
KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
(863)697-2179.
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
(863)634-4089



SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
New Condition, $950
(863)674-0360.


YAMAHA PW50, '00- new
condition, $500.
(863)697-9883.
YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
good, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-1577.
YAMAHA YZ80, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.



HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in
excellent condition. $2100
(863)801-1666
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1000
or best offer (863)673-8741


Autom-obies




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



CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
(863)763-7609.
CHEVY CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. NA/C. Dependable dride.
68K mi, auto trans. Some rust
$1095 (863)763-6822
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold air, new
tires, runs good. $500
(863)983-7546
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '92,
Can be fixed up or used for
parts. $500. (772)597-2912
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
(863)467-1210
MERC. GRAND MARQUIS-
'95, 95K Good Condition.
$3500. (561)996-5379
MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLDS CIERA '91
4 door, Runs good
$500 neg (863)675-4602
PONTIAC FIREBIRD, '89- V6,
AC, runs great, $1500
(863)697-9883.
VOLVO SW- '89, Runs good.
Body good condition. $600.
Angela (863)610-0252 or
Becky 484-0031 .
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm



FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
work, $2200.
(863)467-7151 eves


CADILLAC SEVILLE'93
For parts. $200
(239)770-6855
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $300
(863)763-1370.
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
(863)634-0517


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CHROME RIMS & TIRES -
18", like new, 6 lug, asking
$1200 or best offer.
(863)634-1350.
ELITE RIMS- (4), 16", No
tires. $500. or best offer.
(239)324-2891
FORD ENGINE- 1976, 300,
6 cyl, w/ 4 speed, can hear
run, $300 (863)763-1370.
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans, $600
neg. (863)763-6888.
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
(863)261-2263
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671.
TIRES & RIMS- 17", 5 LUG
Ford rims with tires. $100.
(863)634-5129
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck. All doors lock w/
xtra covered bin great shape
$1500 (863)675-9237
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743


DODGE DAKOTA- '95, Club
Cab, Loaded, Mechanically
sound. Needs breaks $2500.
(863)610-1182
FORD F150, '99-XLT, 4x4,
auto, AC, PL/PW, $5800,
(863)675-4409
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244



FORD BRONCO ,'89- 4x4, 1
owner, 114K orig miles, 302
V8, loaded, factory trlr pkg,
$3900 (863)467-7266.
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior, will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.


EQUIPMENT TRAILER
Tandem axle, ramp, pinto
hitch, 6K-8K lb capacity
$1500 (863)675-6651 after 6
FLAT BED, 6X8, Open on
sides w/roof. $150/best offer.
863-357-3633/697-1393.




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You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household '
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August
13, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in the amount of
$1391.00.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
73897 CGS 8/4,11/05
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until AU-
GUST 31 2005 for Bid
#06-0002(RFQ) REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICAT ONS ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES LABELLE HIGH SCHOOL
ROOF REPLACEMENT Specifications
will be available at the board's finance
office at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle.
Call (863) 674-4100 to have the
specs axed or mailed.
Hendry County School Board
Rick Murphy. Chairman
74873 CB/CGS 8/11,18/05


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and phone numbers. Mail to:
City Clerk, City of Pahokee
Bid for IT and Consulting Services
171 North Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476

All bids will be reviewed by' the City of
Pahokee Staff and will be awarded based on
their recommendations. The City reserves
the right to accept or reject any or all bids.


The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct a spe-
cial called meeting on Thursday, Au-
gust 18th, at 12:30 p.m. in the
conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugarland
Highway, Clewiston, Florida. The pur-
ose of this meeting will be to select a
strategic Planning Consullann.
75885 CGS 8/11/2005


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-

1999 Chevrolet SW
VIN #1GNEC16R4XJ416783
76005 CGS 08/11/2005


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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-CA-196
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF CHICAGO, AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
vs.
HOWARD W. ESTEY, etl al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 21st day of July, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 2004-CA-196, of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION, F/K/A THE FIRST NATIONAL
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHI-
CAGO, AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff
and HOWARD W. ESTEY. WORLD IN-
VESTMENTS, INC., A DISSOLVED
CORPORATION; DONNA LEE ESTEY;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECTPROPERTY are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the SOUTH FRONT
DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, in OKEE-
CHOBEE, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the
22nd day of August, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF TRACT 7, BLOCK 5,
DIXIE RANCH ACRES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 35, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk Office not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at 304 NW 2ND STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
telephone (941) 763-3131 or
1-800-955-8771 TOODD.
Dated this 28th day of July, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /S/ Carol White
Deputy Clerk
73657 CGS 8/4,11/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE TWEN-
TIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF HEND-
RY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2004-127-CP
Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRTRESS TATE-ROSS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIR-
TRESS TATE-ROSS, deceased, whose
date of death was April 16, 2004, File
Number 2004-127-GCP, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida Probate Division, the address
of which is 25 East Hickpochee Ave-
nue, Labelle, Florida 33935. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and thire personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTH AFTER THE-DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
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 August 4,2005.
Personal Representative
Ted Watts
Attorney for Personal Representative:
AUBIN WADE ROBINSON
Florida Bar No.: 0981397
PO. Box 210425
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421
Tel: 561-333-8755
Fax: 561-791-7950
74121 CGS 8/4,11/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY 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 iI 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 right,
itile, interest, claim, lien, estate or de-
mand against the Defendants in re-
gards to the following described
property in Hendry County, Florida:
LOT 21, BLOCK 2337, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 6, a subdivision, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 19 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
tiled against you and ou 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, Ro. 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-
THIS NOTICE will be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks
in a newspaper of general circulation
published in Hendry County, Florida.
Dated this 15tr day July, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By:.S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar No.0150738
Wright & Shaw, PA.
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
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Clewsiton Theater/Northside Drive.-
In


STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE A PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a per-
mit (File No. 50-0129049-010) to Pahokee Manna, to construct a breakwater
and reconstruct a previously existing fishing pier.
The project purposes to a) construct a 537' x 10' (5.370 sq It) permeable rock,
breakwaterto provide protection fro the existing marina, and b) rebuild a portion
of the previously existing fishing pier, which will consist of a160' by 10' (1,600
sq. ft) access pier over the proposed breakwater, an a 106.3' x 10' (1,063 sq. ft.)
terminal platform (2,663 sq. ft total). The breakwater will be constructed with
three 10 ft gaps to supplement water flow through the system. There shall be no
mooring authorized along the proposed breakwater or fishing pier. "No Mooring'
signs shall be placed along the breakwater and on the terminal platform of the
fishing plerto prevent mooring.
The project is located in Lake Okeechobee, Class I Waters, adjacentto 90 Lower.
Lake Drive, Pahokee (Section 18,. Township 42 South, Range 37 East) in Palm
Beach County (N 260 49' 32"/W 80040' 3").
The activity includes consideration of an application to modify an existing 5 year
sovereignty submerged land lease (430373818) by increasing the preempted.
area from 401,362 square feet to 539,309 square feet, more or less, to be used
in conjunction with an upland public recreational development including a camp-
ground, restaurant, and boat repair facilities.
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, Southeast District Office, 400 N. Con-
gress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.
The Department will issue the permit with the allttached conditions unless a timely
petition for an administrative hearing is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57
of the Florida Statutes, before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures
fro petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments proposed
permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain
the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the
Office of General Counsel of the Departmentat 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Petitions by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within 14
days of receipt of this written notice. Petitionsfiledby any persons otherthan
those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statues
must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or receipt of the written -
notice, whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statues,
however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency may
file a petition within 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of
publication.
The petitioner shall mall a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address Indi-
cated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or re-
questfor mediation with the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of
the person's rightto request an administrative determination (hearing) uhder sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention(
In a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the
presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 .
of the lorioda Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is
based must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address an telephone number of the petitioner, the name, ad-
ress and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall
be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an
explanation of how the petitioners substantial interest will be affected by the
agency determination;
)c) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the agency
decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed Issues of material fact If there are none, the pe-
thiton must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules or
statutes which entitle the petitionerto relief; and
(f) A demand for relief.
A petition that does not djspute[ute the material fact on which the Departments ac-
tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set for th above, as required by rule
28-106-301.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferentfrom the position taken by it in this notice. Person whose substantial inter-
ests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right
to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the require-
ments setforth above '
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
Any party to this order has the right to seek judicial review of it under section
120.6 of the Florida Statutes by filing a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the
Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the clerk of the Department in the Of-
fice of General Counsel. Mail State 35,3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Talla-
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CGS 75920 08/11/2005


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
July 26,2005
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
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must be pre-qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter
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AND SPECS.
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414910-1-72-01; 1 I
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SRemoval and Replacement.
(App rox 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: David Barthle.
(863) 519-4315 david barthleldot state fI us BUDGET AMOUNT $260,000.00.
NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1F02-RO) COUNTY HIGHLANDS & Okeechobee: (D FUNDS): FI-
NANCIAL PROJECT NO 418563-1-72-01 & 419278-1-72-01; Work con-
sists of Mechanical Sweeping. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT
MANAGER: Gary Burnett (863) 386-6104 gary.bumett ot state fl us BUDGET
AMOUNT $21,692.00. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO, E1F03-RO) COUNTY LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE, GLADES &
HENDRY: (D FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECTNO: 414949-1-72-01; Work consists
of long line striping on the primary system. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE:
PROJECT MANAGER: Scott Teets (239) 656-7812 scottteets(dotrstate f us
Chris Hot (239) 656-7885 chris hoftdot state fl us BUDGET AMOUNT
$500,000.,. NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Contracts Administra-
tor, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, lorida Department of Transpor-
tation; 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 3330, or PO Box 1249, Bartow,
lorida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559. Checks should be made payable to the
State of Frioda Department of Transportation. No refund will be made. The right
is reserved to reject any or all bids. l
Bid Solicitation Notice in accordance with Chapter 337 F.S.
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
71679 ON 08/04,11/2005; CGS 08/04,11/2005


PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Pahokee is accepting bid propos-
als for IT and Networking Consulting serv-
ices. The City is in need. of a company or
individual to provide ongoing maintenance
and updates of the network system.
Individual or company must be knowledge-
able in using Linux and Microsoft servers,
internal e-mail system, network security
including Internet firewall, routers and
switches, backup systems and network
printers. Knowledge of equipment and MS
programs a plus. Sealed bids will be accept-
ed until 12 noon on August 31, 2005 at
the office of the City Clerk. Bids must be
sealed in an envelope and clearly marked
"BID FOR IT AND CONSULTING SER-
VICES". Bidders need to list education and
certifications of all individuals involved in
performing the work, a listing of years of
experience, areas of expertise and type and
size of projects completed. Bidders need to
list cost estimates for ongoing monthly net-
work support. Bidders should provide a list
of professional references with addresses


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- LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Ranulo Martlnez, Jr.
You are hereby notified that the property
S stored by you with S&E Properties,
S Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
Ston, Rodda believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August
13,2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in the amount of
$314.50.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
73896 CGS 8/4,11/05
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Shantorl Cooks
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
SBlock of East Obspo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
S. Obsiopo Avenue, Clewiston on August
13, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in the amount of
$588.50.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
73893 CGS 8/4,11/05
NOTICE
Noice is herebygiven that on 8/27/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
will sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property hereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:
Juan Encarnaclon 54
Mattresses; misc. items
Candy Conley 53
Misc. Items
Jessie Fussell B-20
Furniture, misc. items
Isabel Cisnero 23,24,26
Furniture, TV, mattresses & misc. items
Conrado Sanllzo-DlazJ-7
Washer, TV, mattresses & misc. items
74878 CGS 8/11,18/05


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/23/05
SUBJECT AREA: 410 Adult Program: General Policy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
adult program: general policy.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.4%, 1001.49, 1001.51 and
1001.43 F.S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42,1001.49,1001.51
and 1001.43 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for adult program:
general policy.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 23, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimatedregulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within l2days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: 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
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submittedto 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 role. 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 written materials constituting public records
subroitted to the agency regarding draft rules may e obtained by request, in
writing, to the Supenintendentof Scshools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may bs e udicially no-
ticed 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: It you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintepdent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours priorto the meeting or wonshop.
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)(e), ES.
70556 CGS 8/4,11,18 CB 8/18/05


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/23/05
SUBJECT AREA: 221 Terminal Pay
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
terminal pay.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001,43, 1012.27, 1012.61 and
1012.65E S.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42,1001.43,1012.27, 1012.61
and 1012.65 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for terminal pay.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00,except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 23,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide theSchool 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 afterpub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: 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
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public heing 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 peonas an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration.
NotIce: Inspecton and coping of al written materials constituting 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 recognize any material which may bie judicially no-
ticed 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 Couny Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33025 at
least 48 hours priortothemeetingorworshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall tie filed in the Office of the Supeintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), ES.
70554CGS 8/4,11,18CB8/18/05


PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PAHOKEE
The City of Pahokee is selling non-conforming lots by sealed bid. A non-conforming lot is one that is too small on which
to build a residence. Sealed bids must be received at City Hall by August 31, 2005 at 12 noon. Each bid must clearly
show a Property Control Numer (PCN) as listed below and the bid must be in a set dollar.amount. No "blanket" bids
will be accepted. Bids will be opened at City Hall on August 31, 2005 at 1 PM in Chambers. You need not be present
to participate. Winning Bidders must pay for the property in full by September 30, 2005 or the property will be awarded
to the next highest bidder.
Additional information may be available at the website of the PBC Property Appraiser: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papa/
BID Approximate ACRE Minimum
# PCN Zoned ADDRESS LOT SIZE Bid
1 48-37-42-18-02-000-0211 CORE 224 Rardin Ave. 100 x 60 .13 6,160
2 48-37-42-18-17-005-0010 MF 18 Rardin (at 5th St.) 48 x 108 .10 3,740
3 48-37-42-18-06-002-0110 MF 18 257 Booker Place 43 x 87 .08 3,740
4 48-37-42-18-14-007-0251 SF 7 235 East 2nd Street 60 x 55 .09 3,850
5 48-37-42-18-01-003-0060 MF 18 173 West MLK Blvd. 32 x 97 .10 3,300
6 48-37-42-18-10-000-0112 SF 7 471 East 3rd St. 45 x 100 .11 4,950
7 48-37-42-18-10-000-0130 SF7 East 3rd St. 94 x 104 .22 9,350
8 48-37-42-18-16-002-0110 GC 174 Adams PI. 49 x 94 .10 4,455
9 48-37-42-18-14-007-0450 CORE East 1st St. 68 x 105 .34 7,623
10 48-37-42-18-16-001-0100 GC Adams Place 48x98 .10 4,700
11 48-37-42-19-03-000-2021 SFMH South Cocoanut Rd. 25 x 105 .05 5,500
12 48-37-42-19-03-000-1731 SFMH Sabal Court 25 x 105 .05 5,500
13 48-37-42-19-03-000-0321 SFMH South Cocoanut Rd. 25 x 105 .05 5,500
Sealed bids due: August 31, 2005 to: City Clerk, City of Pahokee
at 12 noon Attn: Sealed Bid: Small Lots
171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476


PUBLIC AUCTION
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lic auction on August 19,2005 at 8:00
A.M. at 550 SW 16th St., Belle Glade,
FL33430.
1984 Cheoy
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Endangered turtles may lose protections on west coast


On August 3-5, two sub-
groups of the Pacific Fisheries
Management Council, which is
responsible for managing fish-
eries off the coasts of California,
Oregon, and Washington, will
be considering controversial
proposals to gut rules to protect
.endangered species. Most at risk
is the Pacific leatherback sea tur-
tle, the largest turtle in the
.world.
Environmentalists are rallying
to the defense of the existing
rules, which have been seen as
an international model for pro-
tecting marine ecosystems.
In response to lawsuits by
environmentalists, the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Agency Fisheries agency banned
long-line fishing on the West
Coast and restricted gillnets, also
known as "curtains of death," to
protect endangered sea turtles,
and other marine species.
On August .3-5, the Pacific
Fishery Management Council's
Highly Migratory Species 1Man-
agement Team and Highly
Migratory Species Advisory Sub-


USDA Florida


Assistance pi
GAINESVILLE The sign-up
period for current Florida Hurri-
cane Disaster Assistance Programs
offered by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture will end Sept. 9, said
Farm Service Agency State Execu-
tive Director Kevin Kelley.
Three USDA programs adminis-
tered by the Farm Service Agency
(FSA) were initiated last year to
provide special disaster relief to
producers who suffered agricultur-
al losses and damage as a result of
Hurricanes Charley, Frances and/or
Jeanne during August and Septem-
ber of 2004. These three programs
are the Florida Citrus Disaster Pro-
gram; the Florida Nursery Crop
Disaster Program; and the Florida
Vegetable, Fruit and Tropical Fruit
Disaster Program, consisting of
plasticulture, other vegetables and
tropical fruit.
"What we want to make sure
producers understand is that the
sign-up end date, applies only to
taking initial applications for the
programs. Supporting documenta-
tion may be submitted at a later
date, but farmers wanting assis-
tance under these programs must
submit their application to FSA
offices no later than Sept. 9," said
Kelley.
Payments for this assistance'are
authorized under Section 32 of the
Agricultural Adjustment Act of
August 24, 1935, which allows the
.Secretary of Agriculture to imple-
ment programs to help restore pro-
ducers' purchasing power.
The Florida Citrus Disaster Pro-
gram sign-up began Oct. 5, 2004.
Sign-up for the Florida Nursery
Crop Disaster ,Program and the
Florida Vegetable, Fruit and Tropi-
cal Fruit Disaster Program began
Oct. 20,2004..
Producers in the following 56
Presidential disaster-declared
counties may be eligible for pay--
ments depending on the type of
losses due to Hurricanes Charley,
Frances and/or, Jeanne (if other
counties receive the same declara-
tion for these storms, they will also
become eligible): Alachua, Baker,
Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Char-
lotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Colum-
bia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler,
Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Hamil-
ton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando,
Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian
River, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake,
Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison,
Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-


panel will be considering pro-
posals to reverse or weaken
these rules putting these
species, some of which teeter on
the brink of extinction, at greater
risk of being injured or killed.
Most at risk is the critically
endangered leatherback sea tur-.
tle. Estimated to be 100-million
years old, scientists now warn
that it could go extinct in the
Pacific in the next 5-30 years
unless efforts are made to
reduce the threat of being'
injured or killed by long-lines
and gillnets, The number of
female nesting Pacific
leatherbacks has declined by 95
percent since 1984. The U.S.
Pacific Coast is an important
migratory route and foraging
area for leatherback sea turtles.
"These rules are crucial for
protecting the leatherback and
other marine species from being
injured or killed by gillnets and
long-lines. Eliminating rather'
than strengthening protections'
for these critically endangered
turtles would be a huge and pos-
sibly irreversible mistake," said


Todd Steiner, executive director
of Sea Turtle Restoration Project.
After the Hawaiian long-line
fishery was shut down by a fed-
eral district court in 1999 for
catching too many sea turtles,
about three dozen Hawaiian
long-line vessels flouted a gap in
federal regulations by moving
their swordfish operations to
California. Last March, NOAA
Fisheries banned California
long-lining. The closure was in
response to a decision by the 9th
Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
that the council had violated the
Endangered Species Act by fail-
ing to properly evaluate the
impact of long-lining on these
species.
According to the Pacific Fish-
eries Management Council's
Web site, allowing long-line ves-
sels' fishing for swordfish to use
"circle hook" fishing gear would
,be enough to restart the fishery.
Thfie"'circle hook" has been
widely criticized because it is
being used although the
research has never been inde-
pendently peer reviewed to


i Hurricane Disaster


'ograms' sign-up ends soon
Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okee- where the soil has been bedded,
chobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm fumigated, fertilized, drip tape or
Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Put- other irrigation systems installed,
nam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. and covered with plastic mulch.
Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwan- Producers must have suffered a
nee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakul- minimum of 50 percent loss to be
la. eligible for payments.


"We are doing everything we
can to help farmers who were
affected by the hurricanes," said
Kelley, "FSA employees are visiting
farms, meeting with producers and
teaming up with local officials to
ensure that we address the needs
of the agricultural community.
Farmers need our immediate assis-
tance, and we want to be sure pro-
ducers are informed of the types of
emergency benefits available and
how to apply for our programs."
Details on the 2004 Florida Hur-
ricane Disaster Assistance Pro-
grams follow:
Florida Citrus Disaster Program
As part of the Florida Citrus Dis-
aster Program, citrus producers
will be reimbursed on a per-acre
basis for each eligible grove. Pay-
ments will be based on the severity
of destruction in four tiers as deter-
.mined by the path of the storms
and damage estimates. Each band
was established at the national
level and is being provided to each'
FSA county office.
The formula will take into
account various levels of losses
generally correlating to the dis-
tance from the eyes of the hurri-
canes, the average production loss,
tree loss, and rehabilitation and
cleanup' costs. Fruit from the
groves must have been marketed
in both 2003 and 2004.
Florida Nursery Crop Disaster
Program
Applicants for the Florida Nurs-
ery Crop Disaster Program must
certify the number of nursery or
fernery acres .eligible for cleanup
assistance. Cleanup consists of
debris removal and associated
activity. Eligible acres are those in
which a minimum of $250 per acre
in expenses are needed to restore
the area. The payment rate for pro-
ducers covered by insurance or
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assis.
tance Program (NAP) on any nurs-
ery or ferns in the county is 25 per-
cent of the actual dollar value of
inventory loss and a flat.rate of
$250 per eligible acre for cleanup.
The program also includes, plasti-
culture, which refers to production
practices for fruit or vegetables


Florida Vegetable, Fruit and
Tropical Fruit Disaster Program
The Florida Vegetable, Fruit and
Tropical Fruit Disaster Program
provide assistance for vegetable,
fruit and tropical fruit producers. A
producer must certify to a mini-
mum of 50 percent loss in produc-
tion or plant population, as appli-
cable, to be eligible for payments.
Eligible disaster losses under this
program are'.
plasticulture (fruit and veg-
etable)
tropical fruit (carambola, lon-
gan, lychee, and mangos)
vegetables (other than plasti-
culture).
Payments for plasticulture loss-
es will be made in three categories
based on the amount of invest-
ment and require a minimum of a
50 percent loss in plastic/plant pop-
ulation.
Payment limitation
Each producer's payment is
limited to one $80,000 limitation
for payments subject to limitation
under these programs. Payment
rates will be five percent less for
producers Who did not obtain Fed-
eral Crop Insurance, which is avail-
able from the Risk Management
Agency, or on coverage under NAP,
which is available from the Farm
Service Agency. Similar to a num-
ber of other USDA programs, pay-
ments will not be available for pro-
ducers whose adjusted gross
income is $2.5 million or higher,
unless 75 percent or more is
derived from farming and forestry.
In addition, producers will be
required to agree to purchase crop
insurance or NAP coverage for next
available coverage period for the
crop. Other conditions will apply.
FSA also has the following pro-
grams to assist producers in the
hurricane-ravaged areas of Florida:
9' Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program -
Disaster Debt Set-Aside Pro-
gram
Emergency Loans
Emergency Conservation
Program


prove that it effectively protects
sea turtles and other marine'
species.
"Allowing long-line fishing in
California again would reward
renegades who mocked the
authority of a federal court,"
lamented Robert Ovetz, PhD,
Save'the Leatherback Campaign
Coordinator with the Sea Turtle
Restoration Project.
In 2001, NOAA Fisheries also
closed waters off Monterey Bay,
California, and in the vicinity
north to the 45i N latitude inter-
sect with the Oregon Coast from
Aug. 15 through Nov. 15 in
response to the threat of a law-
suit.
The region north. of Point
Conception had recently was
during El Nino years as the result
of another lawsuit in 2002 to
protect loggerhead turtles,
another species facing threat of
extinction due to mortality
caused by industrial fishing.
Known as "curtains of death"
because they catch and kill
everything, in their path, large
gillnets (also known as driftnets)


were banned, by, the United ing more of these curtains of
Nations on the high seas in 1991. death will be sea turtles and
Along with sea turtles, gillnets other endangered marine
also injure or kill sperm whales, wildlife,"' added Ovetz.
humpback whales, fin whales,
1:-,r ealinsaA -oth-I k-tIre


Seller sea lions and other threat-
ened and endangered species.
This year, 1,007 scientists
form 97 countries and 281 non-
governmental organizations
from 62 countries delivered a let-
ter to the United Nations urging
it to implement a moratorium
on industrial long-line and gill-
net fishing in the Pacific.
"There is no excuse for taking
a step back on restricting the use
of gillnets or long-lines. The first
ones to pay the price for allow-


The Sea Turtle Restoration
Project is a California-based
international marine conserva-
tion organization that works to
protect sea turtles and other
marine species in .the United
States and in countries around
the world. For more information
about sea turtles and the Sea
Turtle Restoration Project,
please visit: www.seaturtles.org
and
www.savetheleatherback.com.


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