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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 18, 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).
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, August 18,2005 Volume 79, Number 9


At a Glance

The Lakeport Community
Association will have a picnic
'and games on Saturday, Aug.
:20 at the Community Center
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot
Sdogs, chips, etc. will be fur-
-nished. Members please bring
Sa dessert. All Lakeport resi-
.dents are encouraged to
attend.

-Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore
Haven, Clewiston; and LaBelle
sites between the hours of
12:00-2:30. You can contact
'-Tera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941)
766-8333 in Charlotte County
'to find out the days that they
will be available in those areas.

Family caregiver
support group meets
In August will feature dis-
cussions with Center for Inde-
pendent Living representative
in LaBelle, Moore Haven and
Clewiston with information
about the center and what
services it provides. Take
advantage of this free service
to inform yourselves about
how the center can help peo-
ple with disabilities achieve
independence and self deter-
mination in their lives. All
meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at local Senior Connec-
tions offices: August 17 in
LaBelle, August 24 in Clewis-
ton, and August 31 in Moore
Haven. Call 946-1821 in Moore
SHaven, 983-7088 in Clewiston,
and 675-1446 in Labelle, for
more information.

Health insurance
counseling
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of the Elderly) coun-
selor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center in
LaBelle and at the Senior Con-
pections office in-* Moore
Haven. Legal help from Florida
Rural Legal Services is avail-
able at the Nobles Senior Cen-
ter in LaBelle on the second
Wednesday of each month
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Please
call 675-1446 to make appoint-
ment)

Disaster funds
still available
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living
in Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties who continue. to need
assistance with issues such as
roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appli-
ance repair or replacement,
And chore work. Call (863)
983-7088 in Clewiston, (863)
'946-1821 in Moore Haven, or
(863) 675-1446 in LaBelle.

Faith inAction
expanding
Faith in'Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven
S in 2005. Residents of any
age with chronic disease or ill-
ness in those areas who have a
need for assistance with every-
day tasks of living can call Glo-
ria or Liz at 983-7088 or 675-
1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a
difference in someone s
life by volunteering are
encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more
information on this volunteer
program benefiting residents
ii Hendry and Glades coun-
ties.
SSee Glance-Page 14
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Joint issues are discussed


By Donna Storter
MOORE HAVEN A joint
meeting of governing officials of
Glades County, city of Moore
Haven, and Glades School Dis-
trict was held to discuss four
main agenda items that poten-
tially will affect all their con-
stituents.
Officials in attendance were
County Commissioners Russell
Echols, Butch Jones and Alvin
Ward, (absent were Bob Giesler


and Paul Beck), City Councilmen
Dave McGee, Lawrence Roberts
and John Ahern, (absent were
Brett Whidden and Harry Ogle-
tree), and School District Board
Members Janet Storey, Patti
Pearce, Cathy Peeples, Mike
Pressley, (absent was Tom Gask-
ins) and School District Superin-
tendent Wayne Aldrich.
Mike Pressley, chairman of
the school board, reminded his
colleagues that they had signed a
DCA initiative agreeing that these


three governing bodies would
work together, especially
addressing growth issues.
He said the school board is
willing to share their 5-10-year
work plans and invited the other
officials to determine suitable
meeting times.
He stated that a school board
member was to be appointed as
a non-voting member -of the
Glades County Planning and
Zoning Board of Adjustments,
and though the PZBA agenda


SCUBA training: Sea Cadets learn new skills


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... Special to INI/M.W. Mutos
Rene Mendoza of the Okeechobee County Naval Sea Cadet Trident unit successfully nav-
igates through a series of underwater obstacles to test his SCUBA skills, during the
SCUBA phase of the Naval Sea Cadets Maritime Operations Course. The class was one
of the summer training opportunities available to teenagers in the program. The Trident
program is accepting applications for enrollment for the fall semester in August. There
are a limited number of openings available. The program accepts cadets from Glades
County. Parents and prospective cadets who are interested in the Trident should call
(863) 357-1600 before the .15th of August for additional information and to receive an
.information packet about the program.


packet is delivered each month,
because the meeting falls at the
same date/time as the monthly
night meeting of the School
Board, he as the designated
appointee has not been able to
attend.
All officials agreed the meet-
ings should be held, and it was
decided to meet quarterly, begin-
ning in late September 2005, and
plan at least two meetings to fall
just before each entity holds
budget workshops, and after


annual budgets are adopted.
Wayne Aldrich, school super-
intendent, stated the next school
board meeting agenda would
include discussion of procuring
services to have a study prepared
for impact fees relative to concur-
rency of educational infrastruc-
ture. He had met with County
Manager Wendell Taylor and dis-
cussed the County's hiring of Dr.
Jim Nicholas to prepare the study
See Meeting Page 14


E911 reviews



wireless gaps


By Patty Brant
LABELLE "It's darn frus-
trating, and unnecessary."
That's what Hendry. County
E911 Coordinator Robin
McLean has to say about gaps
in Nextel wireless phone serv-
ice in Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties.
She says that citizens and
visitors in the LaBelle and
North LaBelle area cannot call
911 and expectt'the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office to
receive it if they are using Nex-
tel or Verizon phone service.
The calls go to Moore Haven
and then are transferred to
LaBelle. The tower is located in
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whichh is slightly over a half rrile
east of N SR 29. The tlower rhas
three pie-shaped sectors. Two
sectors cover the North


LaBelle, city of LaBelle and SR
80 between LaBelle and the
Goodno store. This coverage
extends in approximately a 4.5-
mile radius. The courthouse,
city hall, LaBelle Fire Depart-
ment and the sheriff's office all
fall within this coverage.
Add in the population of
Port LaBelle and you get a large
number of residents that are
not able to call 911 and get
Hendry County if their wireless
service is provided by Nextel or
Verizon, Robin points out. A
small but growing population
of Glades County residents in
Port LaBelle/Oxbow is also in
these sectors, Robin explained.
The third sector covers mostly
pasture area east of North SR
29 and Ortona.
Robin feels the simple solu-
See E911-Page 14


Judge tosses



deputy's claim


By Eric Kopp


Cadet Richard Creter was among the Naval Sea Cadets
who completed SCUBA training as part of a summer
course offered to qualified cadets. The Okeechobee
program is open to high school students ages 13 to 18.
The program also accepts students from Glades Coun-
ty. Parents of prospective cadets who are interested in
the Trident should call 863-357-1600 before the 15th of
August for additional information and to receive an
information packet about the program.


Cadet Tyler Mattson makes his
way through the underwater
obstacle as part of SCUBA
training. Cadet Mattson was
among the elected cadets from
Okeechobee's Naval Sea Cadet
program who recently complet-
ed their Special Warfare Mar-
itime Operations course in
Okeechobee, the Navy's SEAL
Museum beach training area,
and in Atlantic Ocean offshore
from Fort Pierce.


OKEECHOBEE A United
States District Court judge has
issued a summary judgment
for the city of Okeechobee in
regard to a lawsuit,filed by a
former city police officer.
Ronny Baker, a- former
patrolman with the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD), filed a civil suit against
the city Aug. 2, 2004. He is cur-
rently employed as a Glades
County deputy.
Basically, the surrmary
judgment means the judge
found that there is no account-
ability to the suit and is dismiss-
ing the suit. Mr. Baker's only
other alternative now would be


Moore Haven Elementary shines


By Mark Young
MOORE HAVEN Past stu-
dents of Moore Haven Elemen-
tary will glow with envy as new
students now walk its hallowed
halls gleaming with an array of
*colorful walls and shiny floors.
The school completed its $1
million renovation project to
the delight of the faculty and
students who will no doubt
take pride in what appears to
be a brand new school.
"There were so many indi-
viduals and companies that,
were very instrumental in mak-
ing this project happen in this
short time span, said Scott
Bass, director of Administrative
Services, Glades County School
District. "The project was driv-
en by construction Superinten-
dent Brian Lawhon and project
manager Mike Dunn from
Lodge Construction, who once
again has provided the Glades
County School District an out-


standing, cost effective facility."
Mr. Bass also credited Mike
Flanders who designed such an
inviting look to the school with
his ideas.
"The Glades County School
District Maintenance Team, led
by Al Brown has also played a
vital role in the completion of
the project. In an effort to keep
costs down, the maintenance
department took on several
tasks in the project instead of
bidding them out to a sub con-
tractor," Mr. Bass added.
Three local subcontractors
also worked on the project,
which included Jimmy Pittman
Electric, Moore Haven Cabinets
and Quality A/C, each along
with all the other trades real-
ized the time crunch on this job
and worked extra hours to
make it happen.
"Lastly, the staff at Moore
Haven Elementary School
deserves the biggest credit,"
said Mr. Bass. "The staff had to


pack up all their teaching mate-
rials, personal materials and
school district materials at the
end of the school year last year
to be moved from the 64,000
plus square-foot facility, then
they have come back on their
own time to unpack all those
materials and get their rooms
back in order."
Mr. Bass also said the stu-
dents of Moore Haven Elemen-
tary and the parents of those
students should feel fortunate
to have their children in such
an unselfish and professional
atmosphere that employees
would give so many of their
own hours to be prepared for
the upcoming school year.
Prepared they were and it
was no easy task as several
projects within the renovation
plans called for a major work-
load to be completed in time
for the students to walk directly
into their "new" school.
See New Page 14


to appeal to a higher court.
'According to U.S. District
Court papers, Mr. Baker
claimed his rights were violated
under the Uniformed Services
Employment and Re-employ-
ment Rights Act (U.S.E.R.R.A.).
The suit also claimed that Mr.
Baker was subjected to a "hos-
tile work environment and
defamation." It is also stated in
the paperwork that the city of
Okeechobee discriminated
against Mr. Baker in promo-
tions, compensation, terms;
conditions and privileges of
employment.
At.the heart of the suit was
Mr. Baker's claim that after he
See Deputy Page 14


- literally


Submitted to INI/Glades County School District
The renovation project at Moore Haven Elementary was
called, "nothing short of a miracle," by Scott Bass, director
of Administrative Services, Glades County School District.


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Obituaries


Lonnie Manuel Norris
Lonnie Manuel Norris, 78, of
Clewiston, passed away Aug. 3,
2005 in Clewiston. He was born
March 12, 1927 in Four Oaks,
North Carolina to Clarence
Edgar Norris and Mary Clyde
Moore Norris.
Survivors include his wife:
Lynda M. Wilkins Norris, daugh-
ters: Cindy Castro and Lisa
Owens (Tom), both of Clewis-
ton, grandchildren: Michael Cas-
tro, Ethan Owens and Jessica
Owens, all of Clewiston, broth-
ers: Melvin Norris of Four Oaks,
NC, Vernon Norris (Audrey) of
Clayton, NC, and Ray Norris
(Judy) of Blue Mounds, W1 and
sisters Pearl Pearsall (Mo) of
Orlando, Merle Whitley (Pete) of
Smithfield, NC, Jean Thompson
(Don) of Dazelle, SC and Faye
Barefoot (Joe) of Raleigh, NC.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 at 10 a.m.
at Evangel Assembly of God in
Clewiston with Reverend Gary
Corley officiating interment fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.,
Hervey Stanley
Gulledge, Sr.
Hervey Stanley Gulledge, Sr,
90, of Moore Haven passed away
on Aug. 10, 2005 in Cape Coral,
Florida.
Hervey Stanley Gulledge, Sr.,
was born Nov. 17, 1915 in Bald-


win County, Alabama.
He is survived by his four chil-
dren: Shirley Margo, H.S.
Gulledge, Helana Brown, and
Sharon Milam. Grandchildren:
Dawn Garrison, James Kelehar,
H.S. Gulledge II, Shawn Mar-
tinez, Norman Faircloth, Brain
Brown, Juanita Faircloth. Great-
grandchildren: Autumn Mar-
tinez, Taylor Gulledge, Brandon
Benavidez, Austin Kelehar, and
Austin Gulledge.
Services were held at the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston on Saturday, Aug. 13,
2005. The interment was at the
Dade Memorial Park in Miami.
Anna Lee Edelkamp
Anna Lee Edelkamp, 83, of
Clewiston passed away on Aug.
14, 2005 in LaBelle.
Anna Lee was born Jan. 13,
1922, to the pioneer family of
John Nelson Click and Mary
Matilda Anderson Click.
She was reared at Lakeport,
graduate of Moore Haven High
School, Draughns Business Col-
lege. She retired from NASA at
Cape Kennedy moving to
Zephyrhills prior to moving to
Clewiston with her sister. Sur-
vivors are sister-Gertrude Prid-
gen- Bembry of Clewiston, sev-
eral cousins, nieces and
nephews.
Graveside funeral services
were held on Tuesday, Aug. 16,
2005 at Ortona Cemetery with
Rev. Jackie Miller officiating. All
arrangements were by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home- Clewiston.


Jacksonville Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist joined with sev-
eral military organizations and
advocates to spotlight the avail-
ability of an alternative to costly
financial arrangements known
as payday loans.
Joining the attorney general
at the Jacksonville Naval Air Sta-
tion was Ronald Duchin, execu-
tive director of the Concerned
Veterans Communications
Coalition; Captain Dave Feraldo,
director of the Navy/Marine
Corps Relief Society; Assistant
Professor of Law Christopher
Peterson of the- University of
* Florida along with other military
advocates.
The attorney general and
those in attendance announced
that the Navy/Marine Corps
Relief Society and their counter-
parts serving the other branches
are providing zero percent inter-
est loans to assist servicemen
and women in their efforts to get
out of debt. Zero percent loans
are available for those seeking to
repay high interest payday loans
as well as assisting those with
emergency financial needs.
Each week, servicemen and
women and their families try-
ing to make ends meet are
targeted for loans with exorbi-
tant fees making it difficult, and
sometimes impossible, to get
out of debt. These loans, carry-
ing actual interest rates of at
least 100 percent, according to
the Navy/Marine Relief Society,
keep military members literally
living from paycheck to pay-
check.
The practice of payday loans
centers on advancing a service-
man or woman a portion or all
of the amount of their upcoming
salary. These loans normally
require repayment at high rates
within a short period of time. It
is often impossible to repay the
loan within a few days because
most military installations pay
on a monthly basis. .-
Despite this, the interest con-
tinues to effectively increase and
the serviceman or woman is fur-


their behind by the next payday
than they were prior to obtain-
ing the loan.
Dependance on these types
of loans has become a sufficient
enough concern to prompt the
U.S. Department of Defense to
determine that the astronomical
rates charged by some have an
impact on "military readiness".
The debt resulting from these
loans places a service member
at risk of losing their security
clearance, or worst case, being
dischargedcfrom the military.
"Zero interest loans are a
godsend and a financial lifeline
for military families," said Crist.
"Thankfully there are organiza-
tions who care about the well-
being of those who give so
much to our country."
Attorney General Crist urged
the Florida Legislature to take a
close look at the statutes to
ensure that the men and women
in uniform are being protected.
Current Florida law allows an
effective annual percentage rate
of 390 percent. Some states have
no statutory limits on payday
loans.
On June 30, the attorney gen-
eral issued a consumer alert to
military families advising them
to avoid "predatory lenders" and
offered tips on how to avoid
becoming involved with them.
The alert also revealed another
option for military families -
the Servicemembers Civil Relief
Act which entitles personnel
on active duty to more favorable
loan repayment requirements.
However, these protections
are available only for loans
received by personnel prior to
the time they are called to active
duty. This week's announce-
ment of zero percent interest
loans further expands coverage
to more members of the mili-
tary.
The June 30 alert also stated
that certain payday loan
providers were under investiga-
tion for possible illegal activity.
The investigation is ongoing.


Anniversary


Submitted to INI/Priscilla Farnam
Farnam and Spooner to wed


Farnam and Spooner
Carl Aletris Farnam of Moore
Haven announces the upcoming
wedding of their daughter Priscil-
la Marie to Ryan K. Spooner.
The wedding will take place at
the First United Methodist Church
of Moore Haven, on Oct. 15, 2005.
The reception will follow at the
Doyle Conner Building.
Pricilla is a 2002 graduate of
Moore Haven High. Ryan is a 2003
graduate of Moore Haven, High.
He is currently employed with the
GEO Corp. as a maintenance
supervisor.
After the wedding they will
reside in Glades County.
Ryan is the son of Melvin and
Gaye Spooner II of Indian town
Florida and Vern and Judy Proctor
of Moore Haven.
Denault and Hoppe
Sara Carol Denault and Scott
Carl Hoppe were married on May
25, 2005, at 2 p.m. at St. Lorenz
Lutheran Church in Franken-
muth, Michigan.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Diane Denault and the late
Mr. John Denault. of Clewiston.
The bride, a graduate of Clewis-
ton High School in 1998, graduat-
ed from the Atlanta School of
Massage in March, 1999. She has
been employed as a Massage
Therapist with Chateau Elan in
Braselton, Georgia since July,
1999.
The groom, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Hoppe of Birch Run,
Michigan, graduated from
Frankenmuth High School in
1989. He was in the U.S. Navy


Submitted to INI
Sara Denault and Scott Hoppe


from 1990-1994. Scott presently is
a driver with Tractor Supply Co. in
Braselton, Georgia. The couple
now resides in Jefferson, Georgia.


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Submitted to INI/Johnie and Jane Jackson
Johnie and Jane Jackson's 50th anniversary


Johnie and
Jane Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Jackson
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with family and
friends on May 14, 2005. The
event took place at the Lake
Talquin Baptist Church fellowship
hall and included their extended
church family and fellow Fort
Braden Community Center mem-
bers. The affair was hosted by
their sons and included a barbe-
cue dinner ad replica wedding
cake.
Johnie and the former Jane E.
Norris were married at First


Methodist Church of Belle Glade
on May 29, 1955.
Johnie and Jane retired after
owning and operating the former
Jackson's Talquin Grocery near
Lake Talquin for over 25 years.
They are both active members of
Lake Talquin Baptist with Johnie
serving as a deacon for the last
eight years. Their children are.
John Kevin and Angie (Lee) Jack-
son of Daphne, AL., James Daniel
(Jimbo) and Wendy (Tucker)
Jackson of Tallahassee, and
William Jennings (Jen) Jackson
of Tallahassee. Their grandchil-
dren are Ashely, Catlyn and Alli-
son Jackson.


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Summer heat dangers are real


As summer temperatures con-
tinue to stay in the 90s, health offi-
cials warn of the dangers of heat
stroke and heat exhaustion.
Hot temperatures can also
bring other health risks. One con-
cern is the 'effect of high tempera-
tures on some prescription drugs.
The guidelines that come with
prescriptions usually tell you to
keep medication refrigerated or to
keep it at "room temperature".
Drugs kept at "room temperature"
should be stored in an area that is
68 to 78 degree Fahrenheit. Those
who keep their homes cooled with
air conditioning 24 hours a day can
safely leave these prescriptions in a
cabinet or drawer. But those who
don't air condition their homes
might have more trouble keeping
medication at the right tempera-
tures.
High temperatures can cause
prescription drugs to degrade,
making them less effective. This


with Katrina Elsken

can be potentially dangerous to
those who take them. In some
cases, high heat can cause a pre-
scription drug to spoil and even
become toxic.
When you are given a prescrip-
tion drug, read the drug informa-
tion sheet carefully and keep the
drugs stored properly in the right
temperature range.
If you store prescriptions in the
refrigerator, use a thermometer to
check temperatures in different
parts of the refrigerator so you can


pick the safest place for the pre-
scriptions. For example, the veg-
etable crisper drawer is generally
warmer than the rest of the refrig-
erator. The top shelf of the refriger-
ator may be colder than the bot-
tom shelf.
If you carry prescriptions with
you when you leave the house, you
might want to put what you need
in a pill case instead of carrying the
whole bottle around.
Don't leave prescription drugs
in a bag that is in the car while you
shop. Temperatures inside a
parked car can quickly rise to more
than 100 degrees.
If your prescriptions have been
left in the heat, consult your doctor
before taking any more pills. Heat
can make the pills less effective, or
even toxic.
Other:
Make-up can also be damaged
by heat. Light and heat can destroy
the preservative in makeup that


help fight bacteria. Bacteria can be
transferred from your face to the
cosmetics when you apply make-
up the preservatives are in the
cosmetics to prevent this bacteria
from growing. Don't leave cosmet-
ics in a hot car. Items of special
concern are mascara and lipstick.
Enriched foods, such as white
bread, can also suffer from heat
damage. For example, some white
breads have been fortified with
Omega 3 fatty acids. Prolonged
exposure to heat can cause these
healthy fatty acids to turn into dan-
gerous "trans-fats".
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy"
foods.


Water managers approve more grants


The Governing Board of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District has approved
$450,500 in grants to 14 munici-
palities and non-profit organiza-
tions to help fund projects that
will save almost 240-million gal-
lons of water each year.
The district's Water Savings
Incentive Program (known as
WatefSIP) was established to
encourage and reward forward-
thinking conservation programs
that achieve measurable reduc-
tions in water use. This-cost-
sharing program helps provide
funding support for innovative,
technology-based water conser-
vation projects that can produce
actual and immediate water sav-
ings.
"Conservation is one of the
best, and easiest, ways to pre-
serve, protect and stretch our


limited water supplies," said Dis-
trict Executive Director Carol
Ann Wehle. "The projects fund-
ed this year are excellent exam-
ples of how cities and other
organizations throughout the
region are committed to doing
their part to help us reduce
wasteful water practices."
Projects approved include the
"Roots in the City" non-profit
group in the Over-town area of
Miami-Dade, which will capture
storm water from 1-95 and send
it to a recently planted beautifi-
cation landscape project in the
community. Local residents
tending to the landscape gar-
dens will use the water for irriga-
tion.
The city of Plantation is
replanting the city golf course
and will use the district grant
money to help purchase and


install low-water-use turf grass
throughout the course. The city
of Coconut Creek also plans to
build a car wash that will use
recycled water to clean city vehi-
cles.
On the west coast, the city of
Sanibel is working with hotels
and resorts on the island to retro-
fit sprinkler systems to use recy-
cled water for irrigation. And in
the Orlando area, Orange Coun-
ty Utilities is sponsoring a cash
rebate program that encourages
customers to replace older, high-
volume toilets with newer, ultra-
low-volume models.
Combined, the 14 approved
projects are capable of saving
nearly 240-million gallons of
water per year. This is equivalent
to the amount of water needed
to meet the water demands for a
town of 7,800 people each year.


Applications for next year's
WaterSIP grants will be available
in January. Selection criteria
include conservation efficiency,
consistency with regional water
supply plans and/or water man-
agement initiatives, innovation
and cost effectiveness. While
many funded projects are typi-
cally plumbing retrofits, others
have also included automatic
flushing devices for fire hydrants,
pressure stabilization valves,
large-area irrigation controls,
soil-moisture technology, and
rain shut-off devices for irriga-
tion systems.
For more information on the
Water Savings Incentive Pro-
gram, check the district's Web
site at www.sfwmd.gov
http://www.sfwmd.gov/> or
contact Bruce. Adams at (561)
682-6785.


School meal organization changes name


Tallahassee After 55 years
of promoting school meals,
members of Florida School Food
Service Association, Inc.
(FSFSA) voted to change the
name of the organization to
Florida School Nutrition Associ-
ation, Inc. (FSNA). Thenew
name better reflects its desire to
provide school-age children the
most nutritious school meals
possible every school'day- ..
Delegates from the 67 Florida
counties gathered in Tampa this
past April under the guidance of
Art Dunhamrr then association
president to discuss this pro-
posal. "School Nutrition more
accurately reflects who we. are
and how we want to. be viewed
by others. We will be more
aligned with the School-.Nutri-
tion Association, our national
association," said President
Dunham.
FSNA has a 55-year history of
promoting school meals in Flori-
da. Members work in all aspects
of the school nutrition fields
from directing school district
nutrition programs and food
service departments to manag-
ing individual kitchens and
staffing school cafeterias. Its
non-profit professional mem-
bership is over 5,000 strong,
serving over 2.2-million-children
meals at school daily. They are
dedicated to provide safe, high-
quality, low-cost meals to stu-
dents across the state.
In addition to changing their


name, they have posted a nutri-
tion position paper on their Web
site (www.fsfsa.org
) to
assist local school boards plan
district wellness programs for
school year 2006/2007. School
districts will be required to put


together a plan that increases
physical activity, improves nutri-
tion, and involves representa-
tives of the community, school
board, parents, teachers and stu-
dents as part of the Child Nutri-
tion Reauthorization Act that
became law June 30, 2004.


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much more inactive lifestyle as
technology becomes more
sophisticated. It's the right thing
to do," said current President
Debra Young, "It's all about
kids."


Crist moves to


block utility hike


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed peti-
tions with the Public Service
Commission (PSC) to'intervene
on behalf of Florida consumers
and taxpayers, opposing large
rate hikes requested by the state's
two largest electric utilities.
Crist said the increases pro-
posed by Florida Power & Light
Co. and Progress Energy Florida,
Inc. which would affect some
70 percent of Florida's electric
consumers are excessive and
unjustified.
The proposed increases
would not only affect millions of
Floridians directly, but the
increases to thousands of Florida
businesses will also lead to high-
er costs on goods and services for
Florida consumers.
"The rate increases being
sought by these power compa-
nies are out of line," said Crist..
"The utility companies are entitled
to make a profit, but not exorbi-
tant profit borne on the backs of
our people and our businesses."
The Attorney General moved
to intervene after receiving
requests to do so from AARP and
the Florida Retail Federation,
which together represent more
than 2.7 million Florida residents
and businesses.
Crist previously fought to


block improper utility rate hikes.
As a member of the state Senate
in 1997, he personally sued to
block implementation of a rate
hike the PSC had granted to Flori-
da Power Corporation (predeces-
sor of Progress Energy). The law-
suit contributed to the defeat of
the rate increase.
The companies' rate hike
requests come on the heels of a
recent PSC decision that allows
them to charge their customers
to recover the utilities' repair
costs associated with last year's
hurricane season.
The Attorney General's peti-
tion regarding Florida Power &
Light is available at:,
http://myfloridalegal.com/web-
files.nsf/WF/MRAY-6EXM2H
file/Petition to Intervene-
FP&L.pdf.
The petition regarding
Progress Energy is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/web-
files.nsf/WF/MRAY-6EXM33
file/Petition to Intervene-PEF.pdf.
AARP's letter requesting the
attorney general's intervention is
available at: http://myfloridale-
gal.com/webfiles.nsef/WF/MRAY-
6EXLNWfile/AARPletter.pdf.
The Florida Retail Federation
letter is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/web-
files.nsf/WF/MRAY-6EXLU9
file/RetailFederation letter.pdf.


Disease prevention:


know the signs


Years of potential life
lost for Hendry and
Glades Counties
Did you know that 32 percent
of deaths in Glades County and
35 percent in Hendry County
can be attributed to heart dis-
ease, according to the 2003 sta-
tistics? This is abnormally high
as compared to the state rate of
29 percent.
What does this mean to you
and what can you do to reduce
this'risk?
Keeping your Blood Pres-


sure under control ,
Eat a healthy diet with less "
fat and salt
Eat lots of fruits and vegeta-
bles
Know the signs and symp-
toms of Heart Attack and what
to do,
Stop smoking
Make physical activity a
daily part of your life
*Take a CPR class
Watch for further information
in upcoming articles. If you have
any questions about this topic,
please call Mary Ruth at 674-
4041 ext 127.


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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the MooreHaver/Glades issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0903. It
is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at 946-2002. Comments will be published in the newspa-
per as space permits.

IN THE BEGINNING: At the beginning of the Glades County meet-
ing, a commissioner prays to a god and asks for wisdom. The god has
never answered. Maybe it's time to seek a new god.

STAND UP AND BE HEARD: This is for the Glades County Democ-
rat. I want the citizens of Glades County to know that I have reached
Governor Bush's office about the high, high electric bills that they are
experiencing this past month. How can one family pay $500, $600,
$700 for one month of electric bills. It's more than their income, espe-
cially the people on Social Security. I tell you, it's a shame. We need to
stand up and do something. The electric bills in Glades County are out
of hand. It's more than their mortgage payment and more than tuition.
It is awful, the price of electric in Glades County and you cannot drink
the water, or use it to cook with. Something must be done. Governor
Bush will be looking into this. I'm asking the citizens of Glades County
to stand up and make your voice be heard.

GIVE US A CHANCE TO DECIDE: I think the proposed landfill sites
should be put on a list and the public should be given a chance to com-
ment in public meetings before any site is approved. A landfill compa-
ny should have to buy enough property'so that there would be a big
buffer of vacant land all around the actual landfill so it would not be
visible from anyone else's property and so it would be far enough way
that if there was a spill or a leak, it would not poison someone's well.
Just my opinion, but we have a very high water table in Florida and I
don't want poison from a landfill in my water.

VERRRY INTERRRESTING: I think it would be interesting to fiid out
the answer as to why the BOCC was against the due diligence studies
by an outside consultant on the Ortona landfill that is really what
caused the impasse with waste management no company would
stick their neck out not knowing what kind of conditions existed
before they would commit to such an operation if the BOCC really
was thinking about the citizens of Glades County they would have wel-
comed a due diligence paid for by the buyer unless they know
something ahead of time and are trying to hide it. If the BOCC really
wanted to put the minds of the citizens at ease about a landfill they
would pay for monitors by an outside consultant to prove how safe a
landfill really is. My bet is the citizens of Glades County will never find
out what problems really exist at the Ortona landfill because the coun-
ty is afraid of the consequences and it would shed a not so pleasing
light on some people that are supposed to be experts in Glades Coun-
ty. We have people running the show that are in over their heads and
they do not know how to handle the situations dollars to doughnuts
our retiring expert will find employment where he moves to and will
not retire-- what is he hiding?

NOT GETTING MY VOTE: I want to know what the school board is
going to do about the teachers and the dress code. The teachers
[except for a few] are there just for .a paycheck and they don't care
about the students. They would rather worry about a child that has no
belt on then teaching them. If my child comes home one more time
with a piece of rope tied around her I am going to raise some CAIN.
The teachers can wear see-through shirts and sandals, but let a student
try it. Not that I would let my child dress like that. They are teaching our
children don't do as I do, do as I say. My children are not brought up
this way.
Don't brother going to the school board they don't care to hear it.
They know that there is a teacher there that calls the kids stupid and is
mean to them, but they don't care. All I know is next time I will not
vote for anyone who is already on the school board. I really hope other
*parents will do the same. This is our children. If we don't protect them
no one else will. If the parents stick together we can change the ways
things are done. Next time your child comes home and tells you their
teacher called them stupid listen to them, because it is more than likely
true.


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Letters to the Editor


Don't judge until you've
walked in my shoes
To the editor:
In reference to the Speak Out:
"Who let the dogs out", in the
Glades County Democrat, Aug. 4,
2005 edition; as the animal con-
trol officer in Glades County it was
set up as a single-man depart-
ment. This position was created
for one person to handle the
entire county.
One day, we hope that the
county and city will be able to
have more coverage, but until
that time it is a "one man band."
Due to the limited number of vol-
unteer firefighters in the county, I


have been instructed to respond
to motor vehicle accidents and
fire calls, when I can. I have been
trained as a 160-hour firefighter I
am an EMT. I would hope that we
will always put life and limb
before any stray animal.
It only takes a little time to han-
dle most of the calls that I respond.
to. I have responded to over 1,200
complaints and have removed
over 800 dogs and cats in the two
and a half plus years that I have
worked as Animal Control, and
there certainly are not as many
loose dogs running in the streets
like there used to be. I would like
to recommend that in the future
the Democrat contact the county


staff for a response to letters such
as this.
Sincerely:
Glades County Animal Control

A heartfelt thanks
To the editor:
We, the family of Hervey Stan-
ley Gulledge, Sr., would like to
give our commendation and
heartfelt thanks to the American
Legion, Post 9248, from Buck-
head Ridge, especially Johnnie
Patent, for their time, effort, and
way beyond the call of duty in rep-
resenting the death of a veteran,
Hervey Stanley, Gulledge, Sr., at
his service, held Aug. 13, 2005 -
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewis-


ton, Florida.
These men had short notice
and came through for our father
in our eyes. They not only sur-
vived the war, they survived life in
honoring one of their own. Thank
you all from the bottom of our
hearts and may God bless each
and every one of you.
We would also like to give our
heartfelt thanks.to Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon and the Glades County
Sheriff's Department for their
time, effort, and beyond the call of
duty in representing the death of
Mr. Gulledge. Sometimes a simple
thank you is never enough.
Sincerely:
The family of H.S. Gulledge, Sr.


Sportsmanship; an application of the golden rule


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There was a lady I knew that
once wanted her husband to get a
certain rocking chair. HE didn't do
it, and I heard about this great
omission when they used to ban-
ter back and forth. Other times
when things were more peaceful
around their house, nobody had
better mention the rocking chair.
You could see her face change -
become more red, eyes become
narrow, lips would purse, and it.
was obvious that she had: "Shift-
ed gears."
Someone had pushed the
wrong button and things would-
n't go back to normal for a while
because someone had.casually
mentioned "rocking chair". ,In
fact, someone who is usually
calm, considerate, agreeable and
at peace can suddenly become
another person.
We all have those "visceral, in-
the-gut reactions" when some-
thing brings back lots of feelings
- touches a nerve or a sore spot.
Just say "mother-in-law" to some
people and they're off and run-


ning. Sometimes an environment
or place can set people off.
One study of mob violence
showed that people were three
times more likely to be violent in a
crowd than when they were
alone. There are studies of "road
rage" when usually calm, peace-
ful people become aggressive and
destructive at some perceived
affront while they are wielding a
two-ton potential weapon of
great destruction.
Not too long ago, schools
were going to require sportsman-
ship training for parents of their
young athletes the parents
were getting too aggressive and
violent as they watched their kids
play ball. You can see the shifting
of mental gears sometimes when
the quiet father becomes a raging,
fist swinging, shouting mass
because he thought the coach
didn't know how to call his son's
play. The father who might other-
wise invite the coach to dinner, or
at least thank him for his volun-
teering time for the kids suddenly
is seeing like a bull who has seen
a red matador's cape.
The Biblical parable about the
good Samaritan is about the man


who does not lose his perspective
about the neighbor he is sup-
posed to love (Luke 10:25ff). A
man is robbed and beat up, and
left half-dead. The minister goes
by and ignores him, does a legal
expert. A Samaritan, tough,
comes by and sees someone in
another light; "Here is a man who
is hurting." When those who are
supposed to help miss the .point,
suffering continues.
When someone says, "I'm,
supposed to love my neighbor -
no matter what. Hey, this guy is
my neighbor too!" Good things
can happen.
Unlike the others who passed
by, the Samaritan saw that the
command to "love your neighbor
as yourself," applies 24/7, no mat-
ter who, no matter where. Sports-
manship is about competition
and not about persons we
compete to get more points, to
run faster, to see if we can outper-
form others but it has nothing to
.do with attacking others or failing.
to see the image of God in those
who are also running the race.
A recent reminder came when
someone pointed out the
Supreme Court nominee defend-


ed a cause that was unpopular
but reminded everyone that was
his job. He may not have always
believed in the causes he defend-
ed, but he did his best. The impor-
tance of separating oneself and
ones' emotions from being who
we are supposed to be was
underscored. Likewise, sports-
manship is "loving your neighbor
as yourself" even when you don't
like the call or when you want to
"kill the umpire.".
Remembering that golden rule
applies even in the midst of feel-
ing angry, or when you violently
disagree is what makes us good
sports, good citizens, good
human beings, good residents in
God's world.
Sportsmanship is loving our
neighbor as yourself, and that's
all. Someone said, "It isn't
whether you win or whether you
lose" and who enters into a com-
petition without wanting to win.
Maybe more important, though,
is how we win or Hfow we lose
and what everyone will carry
away from the game that's
what it is about!


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I tuned
into your radio show last week
when you were talking about
intestinal parasites. Did you say
that we can get worms from the
ground when walking barefoot? I
sure hope not. Signed, Set me
straight. Love your show Docl
A: Dear Set me straight! Yes, it
is true,. Just as dogs can pick up
hookworms, -and roundworms
from infected grounds, so can
we!
Hookworms and round-
worms can cause worm infection
through the skin, into our organs
and even in the eye! They usually
gain ,entrance to our bodies
through the skin hence, the
bottom of bare feet. At my hospi-
tal, I have a 300-square-foot
fenced in doggie play and potty
parlor. To avoid spread of para-
sites, I have the sbd completely
dug out every three months.
That's ho\v serious and real intes-
tinal parasites can be! This way I
can do my best to avoid parasitic
transmission. And yes, we all


where shoes too! Hope I set you
straight. Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My name
is Sara, and I am 11 years old. I
have a pet hamster named Fred-
die. How often do I need to bring
him in to visit the vet?
A: Hello there Sara. Thank you
ifor the great question. Freddie
should go to the vet every six
months. This way he can have a
little physical exam to check him
over in general. This exam should
include a nail trim, and dental
exam. Many times hamsters can
get ingrown nails, and teeth. Also
they can commonly get ear infec-
tions. I hope that answers your
question Sara. Best wishes, Doc
Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner! Be sure to tune'into
The Savvy Vet Show each Thurs-
day at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5 the Big
Dawg!


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Beware of the critical spirit that surrounds us all


By Pastor John Hicks
First Un cited Methodist Church
"For the ear tests words as the
tongue tastes food. Let us discern
for ourselves what is right; let us
learn together what is good." (Job
34:3-4)'


CEO of the
Coca-cola
Company,
Donald R.
Keough spoke
to the 1993
graduating
class of Emory. John
As part of his Hicks
address,
Keough shared, "I have an archi-
tect friend who says, 'I can take
the newest building, built by the
finest builders anywhere in the
world, and if you give me a cam-
era and the ability to focus various
lenses, I can make that building
look like it's about to fall down
because I will find five or six
minor imperfections, focus on
them and convince you that the
entire structure is about to top-
ple.' In a society where a handful
of people focus the camera of life
on the events of the day, be wary
of those who want to focus the
camera forever on the warts and
blemishes and shortcomings of
our existence."
It's good advice. Many of us
have encountered people with a
critical spirit. They are not fun to
be around, and they can be detri-
mental if we allow them to shape
our lives; Critical spirits can distort
reality and ruin a good day, and
harboring a critical spirit within
our own selves can make us, and
those around us, miserable.
I'm reminded of a story where
a man and his wife pulled into a
gas station to refuel their car. As
the tank was being refilled, the


station attendant washed the
windshield. (You can tell it's an
old story!) When he finished, the
driver of the car said, "The wind-
shield is still dirty. Wash it again."
"Yes, sir," the attendant
answered. As he scrubbed the
windshield a second time, the
attendant looked closely for any
bugs or, dirt he might have
missed. As the attendant finished,
the driver fumed, "This wind-
shield is still filthy! I'm going to
talk to your boss to make sure you
don't work here another day. You
are the lousiest windshield wash-
er I have ever seen!"
As the angry driver started to
get of the car, his wife reached
over and removed his glasses;
carefully wiped them with some
tissue paper, and then placed
them back on his face. The driver
embarrassingly slumped down
into his seat as he observed a
spotless windshield! Ouch!
Critical people often view oth-
ers through their own dirty glass-
es. The dirt on their hearts causes
them to see everything from an
unclean, critical perspective. They
become angry at what they per-
ceive to be dirt on other people,
when in reality they are looking at
others through the grime on their
own heart. Their critical spirit will
cause them to continue to find
fault in others until the stain in
their hearts has been cleansed.
That is what sin is. Sin is not on
the outside, it is an inner condi-
tion that causes us to see life in a
distorted way. Unresolved issues
become magnified. Frustrations
are projected to other people.
Outlooks become distorted way
out of shape, and a feeling of dis-
content prevails.
When we accept God's gift -
the gift of God's Spirit freely
poured out on all who will receive
it, we can begin to see life in a dif-


ferent way. We start seeing possi-
bilities we never saw before. Our
Bitterness is swept away and in.its
placewe find hope for a better
life. We find the peace that passes
understanding, but which is avail-
able to each of us. Life is too short
to be unhappy all the time.


Take heart that God is at work
in each one of us! If we trust in
that and open ourselves to the
spirit of love and peace it can
bring to life in each of us, then
there is truly nothing God cannot
accomplish in and through us -
even the taming of a critical spirit!


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Thursday, August 18, 2005 ~rving the coinmui ~ities south of Lake Okeechobee


DUI saturation patrol set


for August 19-September 5


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will be conducting DUI sat-
uration patrols during Aug. 19-
Sept. 5, in the vicinity of the city of
Clewiston and a checkpoint on
Aug. 20, in the vicinity of Francis-
co Street, as part of the You Drink
& Drive. You Lose, Labor Day
national crackdown.
You Drink and Drive. You Lose,
National crackdown runs from
Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. The goal
of the crackdown is to save lives.


"Many people choose to cele-
brate with alcohol during the
summer, "said Chief Don Gut-
shall. "Unfortunately, some of
these people also choose to drive'
after drinking. The goal of this
checkpoint is to identify and
apprehend these impaired drivers
before the can kill or-injure oth-
ers."
Preliminary crash statistics for
2004 indicated that more than
1,050 were killed in alcohol-relat-


ed traffic crashes last year. During
the official Labor Day holiday
periods in 2002 and 2003, a total
of 35 people were killed in alco-
hol-related crashes.
"We encourage everyone to
act responsibility during Labor
Day holiday," said Chief Gutshall.
"If you intend to drink, make
arrangements to get home safely.
Use a designated, driver or a taxi.
Remember, if You Drink and
Drive. You Lose."


Attorney general warns of


phony car buyer seam


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today issued
a consumer alert warning Floridi-
ans of an emerging scam in which
con artists target individuals trying
to sell their vehicles and other
items.
The Attorney General's Office
has received numerous com-
plaints from consumers across the
state reporting the overpayment
scam. In this scheme, a thief
selects the victim after browsing
through classified ads for a car or
other large-ticket item offered for
sale. The thief pretends to be an
interested buyer from out of town
and sends payment in the form of
a cashier's check, money order or
personal check.
The payment typically arrives in
an amount greater than the pur-
chase price.
The con artist then asks the sell-
er to wire the overpaid amount to
another party or back to the "pur-
chasers," sometimes explaining
that the purchaser lives in another'


country and the third party will use
the money to ship the vehicle over-,
seas. After the money is wired, the
original check bounces or turns
out to be a high-quality counter-
feit, and the innocent consumer
loses the money.
"This is yet another example of
crooks taking advantage of peo-
ple's trusting nature," said Crist.
"Unfortunately, Floridians must
constantly be on the alert for peo-
ple who might be looking for a
quick way to make an easy buck. If
consumers are aware of these
scams, they can better protect
themselves from becoming the
next victims."
Angie Denton in North Florida
was suspicious when she received
an offer for $4,000 more than the
price of a truck she was selling
online. The buyer wanted Denton
to wire the difference back to
them, but she felt uneasy about.
the request and did not accept the
$8,000 cashier's check.
Another, South Florida couple


Alleged local drug


dealer apprehended


Sheriff Ronnie Lee
announced that another cocaine
drug salesman, Jesus Sanchez,
age 41 of 1806 Matthew Loop
Road east of Clewiston was
apprehended. by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Disision for the
sale of cocaine.
The arrest is the result of a joint
investigation by the Hendry Coun-


ty Sheriff's
Office and city
of Clewiston
Police Depart-
ment. Sanchez
was booked
into the
Hendry County
Jail under a
$25,000 bond
on Aug. 12.


Jesus Sanchez


fell victim to the scam in January
after they posted an online ad for a
Miami apartment to rent. They
were contacted by a "student"
from London stating he or she was
interested in the apartment and
would send a cashier's check for.
the rent. The check was for $2,500
more than the $1,000 the renters
asked for.
The "student" asked the couple
to wire the difference back, saying
the overpayment was a mistake.
After wiring the money back, the
couple realized the original check
was fraudulent and they had lost
their $2,500.
The Attorney General's Office
offers the following tips to avoid
.falling prey to this scam: ,
Know whom you are dealing
with. Independently, confirm the
buyer's name, address and tele-
phone number. Keep in mind that
most legitimate buyers would
want to see a car before buying it.
Never accept payment for more
than the purchase price of the item,
no 'matter how tempting. Never
wire money to the buyer or a third
party at the buyer's request. If the
buyer insists that you wire back
funds, end the transaction immedi-
ately legitimate buyers won't
pressureyou to send money.
If possible, accept only cash. If
you do accept a check for pay-
ment, do not turn over the car until
you verify that the check has:
cleared the issuing bank.
Request a check drawn on a
local bank or a bank with a local
branch, which allows you to make
a personal \ isit to rik,,l-e sure the
check is valid. If you cannot get a
check'fromra local bank, call the
bank where the check originated
and ask if it is valid.


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on a mission
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is pleased to announce, that
in the last eight month they have
made over 93 narcotic arrests and
served 11 separate narcotic search
warrants of residences within the
city of Clewiston, all for violation of
drug related offenses.
The respectable citizens of
Clewiston have praised their offers
in a job well done, at the same time
they are stepping up the efforts in
the battle against illegal drug activi-
ties.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment issued this WARNING to
those who have decided .or are
contemplating on either selling or
using drugs within the city of
Clewiston; the citizens of Clewiston
have voiced to the department and
the City Commission, their com-
plaints and concerns regarding
stopping the drugs within the city.
The police will continue to make
this their personal agenda, and will
carry out those xishes and con-
cerns by furthering their e ffo ti in
curbing the availability of drug


access within the city of Clewiston.
To accomplish this goal, they
have formed a Traffic and Crime
Unit TA, to seek out those who may
use our local highways and road-
ways to transport drugs.
They have also added part-time
specially trained officers to patrol
on bicycles in some of the city's
known drug areas. They have also,
joined forces with the Drug
Enforcement Administration
(DEA). in an effort to make multi-
jurisdictional cases on those drug
dealers who are known to cross
between these jurisdictions to
secure their agenda. The Clewiston
Police Department promises, if you
* are a drug user/dealer, they will
seek you out, find you, and when
they do, they will do everything
within the legal guidelines to
secure you in one of their many
correctional facilities. Remember-
ing the one you deal with, could
beasnitch!
Two busted, one
fugitive still sought
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment reports that during the week
of Aug. 5 the Clewiston Narcotic's


Arrest Report

Editor's'note: The folloa..'ng Pepitone on the charge o( D\VLS Aug. 11:
individuals listed in the arrest habitual offender. She was later Virginia Garner, 20, of Alva
report does not indicate guilt. released on a $ 751 surety bond. was arrested by detective Steve
Anyone* wishing to contact the Aug. 9: Harris on the charges of posses-
newspaper following the final, Steven Brown, 30, of Moore sion of Methamphetamine and.
disposition of their case, may do Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike NVDL. He remains in custody
so. Peptione on the charge of battery with bond set at $10,500.
dornestic violence). He was-later Michael Harris, 41, of Okee-
Glades County released from custody on a $4,999 chobee was arrested by Holly
surety bond. Ramsey on the charge of DWLS.
Sheriff s Office Richard Facchiano; 63, of Muse He was later released on a
Aug.4: was arrested by Captain Paul lezzi $10,000 surety bond.
Brandy Yorke, 26, of Okee- on the charge of assault on a law Rodney Bowser, 35. of LaBelle
chobee was arrested by Deputy enforcement officer. He was later w\as arrested by Robert Davis on
Byran Enderle on an active war- released on a $5,000 surety bond. the charges of hit and run, DUI
rant for VOP. She was later Peter Molo, 52, of Moore and resisting officer without vio-
released on a $2,500 cash bond. Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike lence. He remains in custody with
Aug. 7: Peptitone on two Hendry County bond set at $16,500.
Paul Jorgensen, 53, of St. warrants. He remains in custody George Hernandez, 43; of
Augustine was arrested by Deputy with bond set at $1,000. Moore Haven was arrested by
Bryan Enderle on the charge of. Jeremy Beecham, 22, of Lake- probation officer Carol Wirin on
DWLS. He was later released on a port was arrested by Deputy two active warrants for VOP. He
$4,999 cash bond. Shannon McGrory on an active remains in custody \\ith no privi-
David Gordon, 33, of Ft. Myers warrant for VOP. He remains in lege of bond.
was arrested by Deputy Holly custodywith no privilege of bofid.' Aug. 12:
Ramsey on a Hendry County war- Aug. 10: Norris Bloodsaw, 56, of Ft.
rant. He was later released on a Oran Cornegia, 50, of Reddick Lauderdale was arrested/ by
$710 surety bond. was arrested by Deputy Leslie Deputy Jason Griner on an active
Aug. 8: Fuce on the charge of DUI. He warrant for delinquent child sup-
Jennifer Carver, 34, of Moore remains in custody with bond set port. He remains in custody with
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike .at $500. bond set at $510 cash only.



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patrol has continued their efforts
on their war against drugs by exe-
cuting three residential search war-
rants at the following addresses
within the city of Clewiston:
The first residence was 415 E.
Ventura Avenue, known to most s
"Chino's Nursery" officers where
able to locate Alberto Escobar
a.k.a. "Chino" within the residence
at the time of the search warrant.
He was arrested and charged with
three counts of sale of cocaine.
A second search warrant was
then executed at 845 E. Ventura
Avenue, the residence of Rene
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after returning- to the residence at
the time of executing the search
warrant. He was later arrested for
the sale of cocaine.
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Obispo Avenue. Although evidence
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More local radios operators needed


LABELLE Sept. 11, 2001
changed our world forever and
will be in our memories for the
rest of history. The terrorist attack
against the World Trade Center
impacted every American as well
as all of our allies, and has caused
our government to take up the
challenge of providing higher lev-
els of security across our nation.
The new Department of
Homeland Security was necessi-
tated by a new threat to our nation
and people. It has led to a total
revision of how first responders
and emergency management
teams answer the call to serve in
natural and man-made disasters,
as well as the emergencies that
impact us all. A new team; "All
Hazards Approach," has become
a benchmark in Emergency Man-
agement Services across the
nation as EMS works with all gov-
ernment and public safety agen-


cies in protecting our people in
this country.
Here in Hendry County, Emer-
gency Management (EM) is revisit-
ing and revising polices and pro-
cedures to work closely with all of
our emergency care partners. We
work to bring about a higher
degree of teamwork among first
responders, and all who are
involved in handling potential or
actual disasters and emergencies.
Communications is an area of
particular concern. Amateur
Radio Operators (Hams) have
always been valuable partners
and active participants in the EM
program. They are needed to staff
the Emergency Operations Cen-
ters (EOC's) here in Hendry Coun-
ty when situations arise that
demand emergency communica-
tions. In the past, they have
stepped forward showing dedica-
tion and commitment in getting


vital messages through when all
other means of communications
have failed. They have been here
for us all and have a vital share in
the life-saving service that EM pro-
vides to our citizens.
Emergency Management
depends on ham radio operators
for voluntary service of time ener-
gy, equipment and expertise to
assure that lives are saved when
disasters strike. The county
depends on radio operators to
step forward to help with the vital
skills they can offer.
Local hams have teamed up
with the Hendry County Emer-
gency Service program and work
in conjunction with the overall
emergency plans for our area.
Unfortunately, there is a shortage
of trained, licensed amateurs that
have offered their services. EM is
asking for the help of everyone in
the field of communications to


volunteer their support of the
effort to protect and save lives.
Interested persons, including
those involved in Citizen's Band
(CB) radio, are invited to attend
the next meeting of local Radio
Operators, to be' held at the
LaBelle Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, 280 South Main Street,
Labelle, Thursday Sept. 1 at 6:30
p.m.
Especially needed are persons
holding radio amateur's licenses.
This is the time to step forward
and become a part of the EM team
for Hendry County, to provide
your expertise and to help share
the load with those dedicated vol-
unteers who will be counted
among those who will get us
through when disaster strikes.
For further information, please
contact Thomas B. Kochheiser,
director of Hendry County Man-
agement at'(863) 612-4700.


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WWII ended with VJ Day 60 years ago


By MaryAnn Morris

How many people remember
VJ Day? VJ Day (Victory over
Japan) celebrated the end of
World War II. In Florida, on Aug.
10, 1945, then Governor Millard
F. Caldwell proclaimed:
"WHEREAS, the announce-
ment of victory against Japan
and the final end of world-wide
conflict, in which we have been
engaged since 1941 will be
received by the people of Florida,
of the United States of America,
and of the entire civilized world,
with gratitude and thanksgiving
that we were spared further dam-
age and sorrow."
World War II ended that
August of 1945, bringing home
the men and women who had
left home to fight. Not all
returned to joy 4,700 of the
250,000 Floridians who served in
the war lost their lives to the con-
flicts.
Those who were there, who
remember, are our grandparents,
our great-grandparents now. Just
consider these words: Third
Reich, Holocaust, Battle of the
Bulge, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima,
Omaha Beach, D-Day and
(remember the movie, "Saving
Private Ryan"?) finally, VJ Day. All
were defining words of World
War II. Those who lived through
it are called, as NBC's Tom
Brokaw said, "the greatest gener-
ation".
h Leaders of the Allied forces
had met in July at Cecileinhof
Palace, located in Germany
between Potsdam and Berlin to


draft the declaration, which
defined Japan's perilous posi-
tion, outlined the terms for sur-
render and stated the Allies inten-
tions for a post-war Japan. This
"Potsdam Declaration" of July
26, 1945, an ultimatum to Japan,
was ignored by the Japanese
despite its promise of "prompt
and utter destruction."
Then on Aug. 6, the atomic
bomb dropped on Hiroshima
delivered the promise of destruc-
tion to Japan, followed by the
bombing of Nagasaki three days
later on Aug. 9. That same day
Soviet forces invaded Manchuria.
Japan knew she was beaten. '
.On Aug. 14, the Japanese
Emperor announced his decision
to accept the terms of the Pots-
dam Declaration.
The dramatic climax came.
aboard the battleship USS Mis-
souri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2
when representatives of the
Japanese foreign ministry and
armed forces formally met the
Allies, headed by Supreme Allied
Commander General Douglas
Macarthur and signed the surren-
der documents.
Clewiston resident, Campbell
Nall, was there on" the Missouri
that day and photographed the
signing of the surrender docu-
ments. Mr. Nall returned to
Clewiston to head Kelly Tractor.
His widow, Frances Nall, still has
the photo he took.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sources for
this article included: National
Archives, Florida Archives,
www.life.com,
www.history.com.


Submitted to INI
On Aug. 10, 1945, left to right, Japanese Foreign Minister
Shigemitsu (in top hat) with his Chief of the Army, General
Yoshejiro Umezu with Foreign Ministers and Heads of the
Japanese military behind, met with General Douglas Macarthur
and Allied representatives on the, veranda declk of the, battle-
ship USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor to sign the surrender mark-
ing the end of World War II. This photo was taken by Clewiston
resident Cambell Nail who was on the USS Missouri.


County Job Fair coming soon


HENDRY COUNTY Two
opportunities for employers
seeking employees are on the
calendar. Registration for
employer participation in the
Hendry County Job Fairs 2005 is
.now being accepted.
This is a unique double-
exposure for companies to
come together! The two Job
Fairs provide the service of
matching qualified candidates
to employer needs and are
scheduled for: LaBelle, Thurs-
day, Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 7
p.m. in the LaBelle Civic Center
and Clewiston on Friday, Oct. 7,
from 9 a.m. to noon at John
BoyAuditorium.
The Southwest Florida
Workforce Development


Board, Inc., Education Center
of Southwest Florida, Inc. and
Career and Service Centers of
Southwest Florida sponsor this
ambitious venture. The Job
Fairs will provide to participat-
ing employers the following
services:
A coordinated recruitment
effort by Employment and
Training Agencies within South-
west Florida.
LaBelle Event A compli-
mentary dinner providing the
opportunity to meet. and inter-
act with local businesses imme-
diately following conclusion of
the fair.
Clewiston Event A com-
plimentary continental break-
fast preceding the Clewiston


event (during booth set-up
beginning at 8 a.m.)
W Clewiston Event a com-
plimentary lunch will provide
an opportunity to meet and dis-
cuss the overall business cli-
mate with other employers.
On-site representative
from Employment and Training
Agencies of SW Florida.
A (6 ft X 8 ft.) booth, table,
two chairs, and company iden-
tification banner.
There is 'no charge for
employers to participate in
these Job Fairs. Please register
for a booth by contacting the
Career and Service Center of
Southwest Florida in Clewiston
at (863) 983-6138 no later than
Thursday, Sept. 15.


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need to see this one @ $349,900
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now @ $325,000 rear deck overlooks the river. 3 car
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bd/2 ba Shows Beautiful and Like New. 24'x24' storage buildings. Canal
2002 Model with Waterfront. Has Family w r n the iof th
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Concrete for Driveway Area, Completely home for the fishing boat, and
Fenced, Washer & Dryer Included. Dock Rights on the river-with
$94,900 Corps,of Engineers approval- for
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Riviera Av Only $69,900 is a rare find at $524,900


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Out In The Country.Many Upgrad and
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them while you can! Call to inquire
1.25 Acres

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Inquire!
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Montgomery
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863-697.0189


$Montura
Nu Listing! 3/2 Single wide on 1.25
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New Listing! 2BD/1 BA, hardwood
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with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful Acres In Pioneer
Plantation. Build Your Perfect Dream
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Pioneer Plantation! 3bd/2ba on 2.5
Ac. Beautiful Cleared Land@124,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres @
$49,900
In Town! 2BD/1 BA House with
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Gonzalez
5e Habla Espahol
561-722-1347


3/2 DBLWDE MH. Shed & Fenced Yard @
$ 59.9K
Invest Now* 1.25 Acres MRE @ $40K
Bring Your i Ranch Estates

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Jerry W.

Smith

561-261-3444

3BD/3BA cM Q aP f K$105K
Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $31 OK
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with Carport & Screened Porch,
Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country SettingI 3BD/2BA
Well Maintained Single Family
Home! Something to Seell @$115K
Flaghole! 3/2 Dblwde MH @ $149.9K
New Flaghole Listingil 3bd/2ba MH
on a nice 2.5 acre lot, fully furnished
with all appliances included! Great Deal
going for $184.9K


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Walker

863-677-1013


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RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE on Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from
3/2/1 $800/M NO PETS! mouth of river. Being sold "as is". Reduced
HOMES FOR SALE
THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!1 5 possibly 6 to REDUCED $550,000.
bedroom/3bath. Includes office, family, din- ACREAGE FOR SALE
ing and living room. Home sits on 2 breath IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101
taking acres filled with oaks, palms and a Acres +/- with wood frame house. Being
variety of fruit trees. Property also has a run- sold "As Is" Call for more details.
ning creek along the back. Asking $400,000.LOTSFORSALE
BACK ON THE MARKET 2 POSSIBLY S
3BEDROOM/2BATH CBS HOUSE. Newer BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with
ceramic tile. Being sold "as is" House is located old blk building sold "As Is" Asking
in Quail Run. Asking $165,000. $40,000.
IN PORT LABELLE This THREE LOTS ADJOINING each other in
3Bedroom/2Bath/l Car garage home sits on a Port LaBelle. Asking $47,000 each.
beautifully landscaped .25 acre lot under the LOTS AVAILABLE IN HIGHLANDS
prestigious oaks of LaBelle. Home is well O
maintained with updated appliances and a COUNTY. Starting at $25,000.
new roof. Asking $135,000. CALL FOR A LIST OF AVAILABLE
3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits LOTS IN PORT LABELLE.


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, $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
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* ^$46,%fieG rraft&*1 "on
corner of Missouri and Seminole.
S$35,000- 1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
out awa#wa&e n)tigfMOT.gAlso
adjoining 1.07+/- acre wooded lot available.
S$33,ceest e
your home inMU, oining'omesite alsoaaiiable
HOMESITES:
* $65,900- .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an estab-
lished neighborhood.
* $65,500 ,22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green
belt.
* $66,000 Located in Lehigh this beautiful lot is
in Greenbriar. Large canal, majestic oaks.
* $59,900- .23+/- acre. Great lot to build a home
in Port LaBelle.
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect
dream home lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect
place to build your dream home.
* $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under
the oaks on these three oak filled city lots.
* $45,000 .25+/- acre lot in growing section of
Port LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available
in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.


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* To see it is to love it! This beautiful
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completely fenced and is only minutes from
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* Bumping into everybody? If you
need room, this 4BR/2BA pool home
delivers! You'll love coming home and
relaxing in the pool during the hot
summer months or snuggleing in front
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at
only $285,000.
* Vacation in the back yard! It's relaxing just
beingUtlailBU1l.R OUl0 RAciany.
Features a 1/2+/- ac lot, fencing, living room
& family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.
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LaBelle a capping.
F 'e a tu re sb s, fresh
paint and lots more. Only $147,900.
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont
Subdivision with 2 full baths & 2 half baths.
This IWtDU ftaGiCOt ER AC1R chen
cabinets, breakfast bar, separate living room
and family room. Not to big and not to small.
This one has it all for only $129,900
* HANDY MAN SPECIAL! 3BR/1.5B home in
town. This is a great investmem opportunity
priced at only $39,900.


* blUT O i1KPEAMIINij AINl biAK1 LIV-
ING! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes
relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured
home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls,
and spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* Gulf access by community dock! Fishing,
boating & water sports right out your door!
This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B
mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on
Pine Island. Community pool & spa. Don't
miss this cozy fishing getaway! $149,900.
* Only a hop, skip and a jump to shopping
and schools! 4BR/2B manufactured home on
1.14+/- acres w/ a great country feel but only
minutes from town. $147,900
* JUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2B manufac-
tured home is in pristine condition! You will
fall in love with this home the minute you
step foot on this oak filled property. Call for
a private showing today before it's too late!
Only $128,000. Owner says make me an offer!
* Far from traffic, noise & congestion! You'll
love the private setting of this pretty 2005
mobile home. All of the 3 bedrooms are large!
Features 2 full baths, laundry room and break-
fast bar. Have a mini-farm foyour maximum
pleasure on the spacious 1.25 acres. $119,900.
0 4BPR21 an tured home with over 1,700
sq ft ah Imm F features
includJ o! Ja clings, a
huge master suite & fenced yard. Only
$52,500.


* Hard to find 5+/- acres. Just minutes from
LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* Hard to find acreage in Muse- don't let
this cllDEt 50 inppAfct d for
only $199,900.
* Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled


corner lot on Evans Rd. Comes with a single
wideUribtk e imORW msii this
price you're getting the mobile home for free!
Only $119,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St.
in Montura. Great for investment or home-
site. Only $46,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
family. $44,900.
* Pretty *ooded 1.25 acres in Montura
$43,500.
* Wooded 1.25+/- acre. Lot in Montura.
$42,500.
*.1.2U1NBElClhtiMf CT


* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in down-
town LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
zoned for duplex or single family w/a possi-
bility of rezoning to Business. $129,000.
* 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
* 2 tor 0 0reat
inves t. rea
* Comer lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
for your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900.
0 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood!
$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
Beautiful lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.


* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
South of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of
frontage on SR29 and frontage on Luckey
Street. Asking $450,000.


*[ CLEWISTON... i LABELLE... M SOUTH LABELLE...
3BR/2B mobile home on 3BR/2B doublewide mo- 3BR/2B mobile home on i
a fenced corner lot close to bile home in great condition + high & dry acre just outside
schools and parks! $75,000 close to schools! $102,500 ofLaBelle $122,900oo

COUNTRY VILLAGE... PORT LABELLE... LABELLE...
2BR/2B home, renovated 3BR/2B home on an over- 3BR/2B in town home on
inside & out Unbelievable sized lot w/ fenced backyard! a 0.50 +/- acre corner lot.
"extras" abound! $142,500 A Great "Starter!" $145,500 It's a "Must See!" $199,ooo

* NORTH LARFLE B PIONEER... LABELLE...
4BR/2B doublewide mo- 3BR/2B CBS home on 2.5 3BR/tB home located on
bile home on 2 +/- acres w/ +/- acres-Pioneer Plantation! 2 +/- acres across the road
beautiful oaks! $199,900 $239,000o--. from the river! $280,000

LABELLE...\ FLAGHOLE.... RIVERBEND S/D...
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Blue Devils look to continue

Championship domination


INI/Mark Young ,,-" n f.'4 ,.
The quarterback position has been handed off to junior Josh Gator head football coach Craig Dobson watches two of his
McGregor and he, in turn, will hand off to Gator running players do some one-on-contact drills where players engage
backs this season, as Glades Day prepares to take the next in physical battle until one goes down or is removed from the


step in achieving state championship glory.


ring of players.


Gators ready to gobble up gridiron


By Mark Young

BELLE GLADE Coming off
back-to-back trips to the FHSAA
state championship semifinals,
the Glades Day Gators will be
looking to take the next step
towards state championship
glory.
Led by six-year head coach
Craig Dobson who has an
additional eight years within the
organization there is excite-
mrient in the air about his gridiron
squad's chances this season. But
coach Dobson recognizes that
it's going to take some work in
order to take the next step up the
championship rung.
"If you look at the teams who
play for state championships,
they either run a successful.
Wing-T offense or they throw
the ball down the field," he said.
"We have some work to do on
our passing game. When you
have a quarterback who can
sling the ball, you have to have
the guys that can go up and get
it."
Slinging the pigskin for the
Gators this year will be junior QB
Josh McGregor who fills the spot
following Justin Garrett's gradu-
ation. McGregor has some big
shoes to fill after Garrett led the
Gators to the semifinals with
more than 1,500 yards of passing
yardage, while ticking off 17
touchdown passes.
But McGregor is expected to
fill those shoes at 6'2" tall and
weighing in at 175 pounds,
coach Dobson said McGregor
can certainly throw the ball and
is a solid all-around athlete.
McGregor will have some targets
in seniors Travis Hendry and
Andrew Joseph. Joseph is a
transfer from Royal Palm Beach
but joins Hendry in adding
speed to the outside with both
wide-outs running a 4.6.
Adding value to both the run-
ning and passing game is tight
end Andrew Boccanfuso, who
started his sophomore and jun-
ior seasons as guard and tackle
respectively. Coach Dobson
moved him to tight end during
the spring game against Ft.
Pierce Central and was ade-
quately impressed to leave Boc-
canfuso right where he is for the
upcoming season.
At 6'2" tall, and weighing in at
245 pounds, Boccanfuso will be
a viable threat to any linebacker
covering him across the middle


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Conditioning is a big part of Gator head football coach Craig
Dobson's philosophy. "Having a strong football team is a
legacy of this program," said coach Dobson.

"If you look at the teams who play for state cham-
pionships, they either run a successful Wing-T
offense or they throw the ball down the field."
Craig Dobson,
head coach


or' standing in his way during a
ground attack. While coach
Dobson admits that his passing
game is drawing early concerns,
he is confident that his defense
will be this year's strength and
will keep the Gators close
enough to provide opportunities
for victory. The Gators are solid
across the defensive board and
in the spring game, kept a potent
Wing-T offense to under 100
yards of total offense. Ft. Pierce
Central boasts plenty of explo-
siveness on offense with an
experienced offense and plenty
of speed, but the Gators stifled
their Wing-T offense.
The Gators also look forward
to a promising running game
behind a solid offensive line,
spearheaded by'6'4", 305-pound
Alex Behringer. Despite the loss
of Billy Shannon an 1,800-
yard rusher from last season
with 28 total TDs the Gators
still have a tough Ricky Reitz
returning at fullback and have
juniors Lloyd Monds and Frankie
Lugo handling the tailback posi-
tion. Monds is benching more
than 350 pounds under the
Gators' mandatory weight lifting


program and brings strength
behind strength in their multiple
I offensive set.
"Y feel pretty good about this
season," said coach Dobson.
"The kids got in a great summer
and went to the FAU team camp
with six other teams. It was 11-
on-l football, in full pads and
we held our own with everyone
we played. I've been feeling
pretty good after that camp."
Glades Day remains IA and
moves into District 6, with
Moore Haven, Evangelical, and
St. John Neumann joining them
as district foes. The Gators
ended last season with a 5-3
record. The Gators didn't play
any of their current district com-
petitors last year, but will see
some familiar sights on the field
of battle when they play Ameri-
can Heritage (Delray), King's'
Academy, Clewiston, and Ben-
jamin.
The Gators defeated Ameri-
can Heritage (Delray) 33-7,
defeated Benjamin 47-24, lost to
Clewiston 22-12, and lost to an
undefeated King's Academy 35-
31 on the road. Glades Day
avenged the regular season loss


to King's Academy in the quar-
terfinals of the playoffs where
they beat them 21-19, after
downing Bay Point 6-0 in the first,
round and beating up Holly-
wood' Christian 34-10 in the sec-
ond round.
The Gators lost a heartbreak-
er in the semifinals to Ft. Meade
in a thrilling double overtime
game where a trip to the cham-
pionship was decided on a
missed 24-yard field goal
attempt. Ft. Meade went on to
claim the IA championship after
defeating Trinity Christian 42-38.
The Gators last year, behind
offensive experience, averaged
almost 38 points a game, with
that average being boosted by a
62-0 romp over St. Edwards and
a 59-0 trouncing of Harmony. It
is unclear if this year's offensive
unit can duplicate those num-
bers, but on the defensive side of
the ball, the Gators only aver-
aged 19 points a game against,
including putting up a pair of
shutouts, and are expected to be
better this season.
Much of their success will rely'
on that defensive effort until a
young, but talented offense finds
its groove. The team, as a whole,
is young. They have 19 juniors
compared to 11 seniors, but that
could prove to be bad news for
the competition for the next cou-
ple of seasons as the Gators pre-
pare for a legitimate run atrtheir
first state title since 1995,;-hich
was their fourth state champi-
onship owned by the school.
Gator Varsity Football Sched-
ule:
Aug. 19: Kick Off Classic
against John Carroll, home, 7
p.m.
Aug. 26: Eustis, away, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 2: Benjamin, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 9: Clewiston, home,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage
(Delray), away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: St. John Neumann,
home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.


Lady Gators prep for new net season


By Mark Young

Looking to claim their fourth
straight district championship,
the Lady Gators, representing
Glades Day High School, will
have to overcome two main
obstacles inexperience in the
back court and King's Academy.
According to Lady Gator
Head Coach Kathy McReynolds,
the talk of IA, District 13 is
King's Academy 'who brings
back a wealth of experience on
top of a summer's devotion to
extra volleyball action in their
quest to dethrone the Lady
Gators. Glades Day rode a wave
of success the last three seasons
on their two powerful outside
hitters Jessica Paez and Amanda
Lewis.
Despite the fact that Lewis
and Paez have graduated as well
as their primary setter Autumn
Voney, coach McReynolds
remains confident that her net
squad's strength remains in the
offensive court.
Junior Alleigh Schlechter will
take up fulltime residence on the
outside while Ashley Baugh-
man, a senior middle hitter are
the two key returning players for
the Lady Gatorsin their hopes
for a four-peat district title and
their bid to better their regional
final four-game loss to West Min-
ister last season. The Lady
Gators will also change up their
offensive attack this year, to give


"We are working on a di
thing we've ever done b
seeing us run our offense
to show them something



their squad the element of sur-
prise.
"We are working on a differ-
ent offense than anything we've
ever done before," said coach
McReynolds. "People got used
to seeing us run our offense one
way and we want to show them
something different."
Coach McReynolds said she
has a relatively young squad this
season, but that this team has
played together since junior high
school.
"And they are a very enthusi-
astic group of girls," she said.
"They really want to perfect the
new stuff we are working on and
have a lot of enthusiasm."
Coach McReynolds admits
that her concerns lay in the
defensive backcourt, but said
her offense should be potent
enough to make up for what the
defense may lack.
"We have a lot of youth and
inexperience in the back court,"
she said. "We are going to have
to step it up defensively, but our
offense will be there by the end


Benjamin, American Heritage
fferent offense than any- (Delray) St. Edwards, and Sum-
mit Christian
before. People got used to The Lady Gators open up this
se one way and we want year's ,net action with a fairly
tough schedule, having to play
g different." two district road games and trav-
Kathy McReynolds, el for tournament action before
Lady Gator Head Coach their home fans will get their first
look at this year's net squad,
which will be Sept. 13 against
of the season. Don't get me American Heritage.
wrong,, no one is going to be Lady Gator varsity volleyball
blowing us out this year. But we schedule:
are probably going to find our- Aug. 25: Jupitr hristian
selves in a lot of close matches." Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian,
Coach McReynolds said her away, 6 p.m. District game
Lady Gator squad may take Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6
some bumps compared to last p.m. District game
year's 23-3 record, but a tough Sept. 9-10: Champions Tour-
regular season schedule com- nament, away, TBA
bined with a few good tourna- Sept. 13: American Heritage
ment competitions are going to (Delray), home, 6 p.m. District
help her squad be ready when it game
counts. Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
Coach McReynolds enters her home, 5 p.m.
seventh season at the helm of Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
the Lady Gator volleyball pro- 6:30 p.m.
gram, and in that time has Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christ-
.claimed five district champi- ian home 7p.m.
onships, three regional final S 9h mtC st
appearances, and one state Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
appearance. home, 6:30 p.m.
"It's a great program and we Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury
get plenty of support from the Tournament, away, TBA
parents and from the kids who Oct. 4: King's Academy,
will do whatever I ask them to away, 6 p.m.
do," said coach MacReynolds. Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Joining Glades Day and Academy, away, TBA
King's Academy in this year's Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
district are Jupiter Christian, 6:30 p.m.


By Nina Wills

Intense is the best word to
describe the gridiron atmos-
phere of Blue Devil stadium. The
players are hungry for another
state championship title.
"We have a great team," said
Blue Devil head coach Leroy Fos-
ter. "Sometimes we get lazy -
we just need to focus."
A number of players from last
year's championship team did
graduate, which include running
back Emilio Perez, wide receiver
Andre Powell, wide receiver
Kenny Everet, offensive lineman
Jasper Santos, offensive lineman
O'Brian Maitland, strong safety
Shahian Blacknall, and of
course, star running back
Antone Smith.
But coach Foster said if every
player performs to his highest
ability and the team works
together as a unit, securing a
spot in the state game will
not be a surprise. With a team
motto of, "We're all we got,"
coach Foster said the team mem-
bers believe in each other's abili-
ty to play the game the football.
If the Blue Devils have a chink
in their championship armor, it
would be the maturity level with-
in their offensive line, according
to coach Foster. But senior QB,
Robert "Rah Rah" Love still has
senior wide out, Maconor Regis
as a key targetand this year's var-
sity squad will feature "sopho-
more sensations" Janoris Jenk-
ins at free safety, and Martavious
Odoms at the wide out spot.
Defensively, the Blue Devils
return nine starting seniors,
which include defensive captain
and linebacker Vincent Cheves,
Ricky Gary (CB), Nikita Scott
(CB) Un'Tavious Scott (DE), and
Rudy Robinson (LB). Coach Fos-
ter believes these will be break-
out players of the season, but
looks to some younger players to
step up to the plate.
The Blue Devils have been
hitting the practice field everyday
at 4 p.m., for practices that last
anywhere from 2-3 hours long.
Each practice session is serious
business and extremely crucial
to the team's performance on
game day.


Editor's note: The fall high
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Lady Gator
varsity volleyball
Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian, away,
6 p.m. District game
Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6 p.m.
District game
Sept. 9-10: Champions Tourna-
ment, away, TBA
I Sept. 13: American Heritage
(Delray), home, 6p.m. District game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away, 6:30
p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christian,
home, 7 p:m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury Tour-
nament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy, away, 6
p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA,
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.

Gator golf
Aug. 25: Clewiston, away, 3:30
p.m.
Aug. 30: King's Academy, home,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Community Christian,
away, 4p.m.
Sept. 6: Summit Christian, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 7: Benjamin; away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 20: Clewiston, -home, 4
p.m.
Sept. 20: Community Christian,
home p.m.
Sept. 22: King's Academy, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Morningside Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4 p.m.
Gator cross-country
Sept. 6: Benjamin meet, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 8: American Heritage
meet, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16: Wellington Invitational,
away, 3:33 p.m.
Sept. 22: Glades Day Meet,
home, TBA
Sept. 27: Benjamin meet, away,
4p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30
a.m.
Oct. 7: John I. Leonard Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet, away, 4


"This is serious busi-
ness. Losing is not
optional. We are in a
quest, we are in the
hunt for another
championship bot-
tom line."
Rick Lammons,
Defensive coordinator

Their practices vary, but
when the defense takes the field,
led by defensive coordinator
Rick Lammons, leads his squad
with a drill sergeant mentality.
Coach Lammons knows he has
good players, but still expects
100 percent effort from each of
them all the time. He knows that
great football teams are not lazy
and weak.
Hard work, dedication, and a
true love for the sport makes a
team great. At the end of prac-
tice, coach \Lammons told his
defensive unit, "This is serious
business. Losing is not optional.
We are in a quest, we are in the
hunt for another championship
--bottom line."
Of course, there are high
expectations on the Blue Devils.
In recent years, this team has not
let outside distractions take them
off their goal, which is winning
games. This year should be no
different.
"We are hard-nose to the
core football junkies," said
coach Foster. We are here to win
-nothing else."
With intensity and passion for
the game and their quest for
another championship, the play-
ers are ready for their Aug. 19
Kick Off Classic against Clewis-
ton.
When asked to sum up his
gridiron squad, coach Foster
smiled and said, "Quick, scrappy,
and unpredictable." *
This team is quick and scrap-
py, but maybe not completely
unpredictable. Although no one
can tell the future, it looks as if a
very promising season awaits
this year's Blue Devils team.


p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home, TBA

Moore Haven High
School varsity sports
TenierFootball
Aug. 18: Kick Off Classic vs.
Okeechobee, home, 7 p.m.
Aug. 26: Lake Placid, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 2: Frostproof, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 9: Jacksonville Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Hollywood Cristian,
away, TBA
Sept. 23: Benjamin, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 30: St. John Neumann,
away 4 p.m.
Oct. 7: LaBelle, away, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Glades Day, home, 7:30
p.m.
Nov. 4: St. Edwards, home, 7:30
p.m.
LadyTemervolleyball
Aug. 24: Clewiston, away, 7 p.m.
Aug. 25: Lake Placid, away, 7
p.m.
Aug. 30: Naples, away 7 p.m.
Sept. 1: Naples, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6: Canterbury, away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8: SW Fla. Christian; home,
7p.m.
Sept. 13: St. John Neumann,
away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15: Evangelical, home, 7
p.m.
Sept. 19: Naples, away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22: Canterbuty, home, 7
p.m.
Sept. 30: Heartland Christian,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lake Placid, home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away, 1
p.m.
Oct. 6:Clewiston; home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Everglades City, home, I
p.m.
Oct. 13: Heartland Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian, away,
7 p.m.
Pahokee varsity
football
Aug. 19: Kick Off Classic vs.
Clewiston, away
Aug. 26: Royal Palm Beach,
away
Sept. 2: King's Academy, away
Sept. 9: Pope John Paul, home
Sept. 16: Florida Air Academy,
away
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman,
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecom-
ing), home
I Nov. 4: Glades Central, away


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee EDUCATION


Thursday, August 18,2005


Rules to Follow


Lunch Menu


First day of school drill for par-
'ents (mostly elementary school)

Know your child's school
name, address, and phone num-
per.
Know your child's grade,
classroom and teacher's name.
'* Know the bus your child will
be riding.
Know the school schedule.
e Know place and time of bus
pick-up and drop-off.
* Let the school know if your
child will go to after-care.
Let the school know how
your child will come to school
and go home (bus, biker, parent


drop-off/ pick-up, etc).
Know your child's lunch sta-
tus to provide him/her with
money if not in free lunch.
Know where pre-care and
after-care locations are.
Let the school know about
any medication your child is tak-
ing.
For little children, you might
need to put in their backpack and
information card with his/her
name, parents' names, and
phone numbers, just in case.
If you (parent) don't speak
English, know the name of the
language facilitator.


Glades County
Elementary/Middle/
High Schools

Thursday, August 18-
Shepherd's Pie
Green beans
White bread
Chocolate pudding
Milk- variety.


Friday, August19-
Spaghetti
Corn
Salad/ranch
Spiced apples
White bread
Milk-variety
Monday, August 22-
Chicken and noodles
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
White bread


Peaches
Milk-variety

Tuesday, August 23-
Corn dog
Baked beans
Curious George pk.
Milk-variety


Wednesday, August 24-
Pizza
Beef and Bean burrito
Cheese mozzarella stick
Corn
Carrot sticks
Spiced apples
Milk-variety


GCD School Briefs

Glades County school West Glades


Glades County

School Calendar


Sept. 5: Labor Day holiday
Sept. 15: Interim report cards
Sept. 20: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Sept. 22: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Oct. 13: End of first nine-week
period
Oct. 14: Teacher inservice (No
school for students)
Oct. 17: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Oct. 20: Report cards go out
Oct. 27: Halloween Carnival
Nov. 10: Interim report cards
Nov. 15: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Nov. 17: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holi-
day
Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for hol-
iday
Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)


Jan. 3: Students return to
school
Jan. 5: Report cards go out
Jan. 16: Martin L. King holiday
Feb. 2: Interim report cards
issued
Feb. 7: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Feb. 9: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holiday
March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday
March 10: End of third nine-
week period
March 13: Teacher workday
(No school for students)
March 16: Report cards go out
March 20-24: Spring break
April 14: Good Friday holiday
April 17: Spring holiday
(Teachers/students)
April 27: Interim report cards
May 21: Baccalaureate
May 26: Graduation
May 29: Memorial Day holiday
May 31: Last day for
students/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
workdays
June 2: Last day for teachers


board meeting
The Glades County School
Board will hold a public hearing
to adopt a preliminary budget,
Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy
program for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy
Program handbooks are avail-
able at each school office.,
MHHS Class.of
1975 reunion
The class of 1975 will be
holding their 30th reunion and
get together the weekend of
Aug. 19-20 in Lake Placid at the
Laza Leza Leisure Lakes Golf
and Resort on Lake June. A
casual barbeque at the resort
will be held Saturday, Aug. 2. For
hotel reservations, you may call
(863) 465-2888 several rooms
are being held for the reunion.
Be sure to join us for a relaxing
weekend of recalling old memo-
ries and creating new ones. For
further information call Michelle
Yates at (800) 226-1642 or (863)
465-3841 or Lori Bond at (863)
946-0811 or (863) 946-2854.


Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office,
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
GED classes
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem
(GAL) Program needs volun-
teers to represent the best inter-
ests of abused, abandoned and
neglected children before the
court, social service agencies
and the community. No special
educational degree is required.
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Gator Creek, a book written by Carol Overstreet takes you
back into time and is considered a favorite of Florida book
collectors.

A review of Gator Creek


Patrick Smith, award-winning
author of Florida's most sought
after book, A Land Remembered,
writes: This is an absolutely fasci-
nating book, and it makes you wish
you could go far backward in time
and take each step with the Over-
street Family. This book is also the'
story of Florida and Carol Over-
street has told it well. "Gator Creek"
will stand proudly in anyone's
library of Florida books.
Mac Overstreet had been riding
all day, searching the Sand Hills of
Central Florida, looking for any sign
of his 500 head of cattle he'd driven
down from Shingle Creek in
December. As his eyes squinted
against the bright Florida sun, he
felt an overwhelming sense of loss.
Pictures of gathering up the cattle
and the smells-that-come with
branding and he saw himself as a
young boy riding-wild cows and
wrestling them to the ground as his
daddy laughed watching him.
And then he thought how disap-
pointed his dad would be in him for
losing his herd.
"D-n," he said aloud. "I ain't let-
tin' nobody do this to me! I'll get my
cows back, come h-1 or high
water!"
Thus begins an exciting adven-
ture of an old respected Florida
family, the Overstreets. It's the real
thing, true to the family and to indi-
viduals, even to names they were
born with. Carol Overstreet wasn't
born an Overstreet but she fell in
love with all of them and their sto-
ries, so much that she was com-
pelled to write "Gator Creek".
Truth is stranger than fiction,


applies aptly to this historical non-
fiction book that has all the ele-
ments for good reading including
being a true Cracker book (maybe
even "Redneck"), cowboys, cattle
and horses, friends and neighbors
who don't turn out to be friends at
times, children growing up, their
pranks and pleasures, and heart-
breaking tragedy. Yet, 'courage and
steadfast determination demon-
strated to the Florida world around
"Gator Creek" that well nigh noth-
in' is impossible.
And there's romance of more
than one generation enough to
go around.
When Carol Anna Ross married
an Overstreet, little did she know
she'd also married a ranch. The
century old saga of the Overstreets
is the exciting story of sorrows and
joys, trials and tribulations, and
their successes that far outweigh
their failures."Gator Creek" is a first
class lesson in steadfast endurance
and acceptance.
And the sequel to "Gator Creek"
is gallopin' 'cross the prairie! "After
all," she says, "I had no more than
finished this one than other stories
came ridin' out of the woods and
'cross the'bridge to meet me!"
"Water Under The Bridge" will be
released in September 2005.
For detailed information, tele-
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Oehlbeck, 25075 Grassy"
Run-Muse, LaBelle, Fl. 33935.
Phone/Fax same: (863) 675-2775,
e-mail doco@strato.net. Available
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"Let us not allow ourselves to
be misled by those who advocate
shortcuts to Utopia or fantastic
financial schemes." President
Franklin D. Roosevelt.
On Sunday, Aug 14, SocialSecu-
rity.celebrated its 70th birthday. The
anniversary may not gain much fan-
fare, but for 48 million Americans,
and millions of fellow Floridians,
this is truly a cause for celebration.
In Florida, one in five residents
relies upon the benefits of the most
successful social insurance pro-
gram in the nation's history. Nearly
half of Florida retirees would live in
poverty without Social Security,
and one in four Florida seniors live
entirely off of their Social Security
checks. These benefits injected
more than $33 billion dollars into
Florida's economy in 2003, the last
year data was available.
Despite this long and honorable
history, and despite the immense
value of Social Security for today's
retirees, President Roosevelt's note
of caution continues to be relevant
today.
Currently, Social Security oper-
ates at a surplus of around $150 bil-
lion annually. That money is being
invested in U.S. Treasury bonds to
ensure that it is there for retirees in
the future. In 2041, when the very
youngest member of the "Baby
Boom" generation turns 77, Social
Security will exhaust its trust fund
and will only be able to pay a little
over 70 percent of promised bene-
fits. We as a nation should not
allow this to happen, and by work-
ing together across generations, we
have time to prevent this.
However, some in Congress are
using this long-term problem to
promote "shortcuts to Utopia."
When Congress reconvenes after
Labor Day, they are expected to
consider proposals to divert the
Social Security surplus into private
accounts. These proposals would
do nothing to address the long-term
solvency of Social Security, and
would actually exacerbate the prob-
lem by creating massive debt that
our grandchildren would have to
pay off. AARP will continue to
strongly oppose any proposal 'to
create private accounts with money
from the Social Security system.
There is good news: Americans
have not been misled by "fantastic
financial schemes." AARP conduct-
ed surveys, of Americans' views on
Social Security on the 50th, 60th
and now the 70th anniversaries of
the program. The AARP 2005
Social Security Anniversary Survey
found that the American people's
support for Social Security remains
very strong and their under-
standing of the vital role Social
Security plays in their retirement
security has increased despite
.the unrelenting attacks against the
program we've witnessed over the
pastfewyears.
Survey after survey has shown
that Americans have already sound-
ly rejected private accounts that
drain money out of Social Security.


There is no reason to believe they
will be fooled by repackaged pro-
posals that seek to accomplish the
same ill-advised ends.
,, NQow is .:he time for Congress to
follow the wise counsel of Franklin
D.: Roosevelt and put aside "short-
cuts to Utopia" that won't work/
and get serious about strengthen-
ing Social Security so it's fair for
everybody. Let's work together to
make sure we can wish Social
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By Barbara Oehlbeck
A man who has a passion for
outdoor adventuring, for enjoy-
ing most anything and every-
thing that comes under the head-
ing of wild and wonderful, has
written a book titled "Surviving
-The Wilds Of Florida" He is Reid
F, Tillery of Melrose, Florida.
He writes: Florida is a beauti-
ful state with vast wild areas that
beckon to be explored. But to
safely enjoy any wilderness set-
ting you must know how to pro-
vide for your own well being, as
well as your companions.
Reid is a seasoned outdoors-
man, a search-and-rescue tech-
nician, a licensed ham radio
operator, a former army medic,
and a former emergency med-
ical technician. Having had vast
experience in all these fields, he
is qualified, perhaps over quali-
fied, to write such a book.
He points out that like most
adventures, some can be dan-
gerous. Anyone venturing into
the wilds must be aware of the
danger and act with due caution
and prudence. And he further
points out .that sometimes even
our own backyardss" can be
dangerous, that is when one
encounters a snake, a rabid rac-
coon, or even the Brazilian Pep-
per commonly called Florida
holly (Schinus terebrinthifolius).
He tells us what to do when
coming in contact with Poison
Sumac (Toxicodenron vernix), a
relative of poison ivy.
:These plants are pictured in
color, which serves as an identi-
fication' guide. He describes
these animals and plants exten-
sively and spells out What to do
upon contact.
And there are those around
who have a notion that building-
a slanted A-frame shelter for a
campout would be a great week-
end project. Well, it's not as diffi-
cult as it may sound, however,
there are rules/instructions in
this book that will assure suc-
cess. With palm fronds readily
available in most areas, materi-
als will be mostly no cost.
Finding Your Way Without A
Compass is detailed and so is
Finding Your Way Without A
Map.
Reid emphasizes that Wildlife
Awareness is of the utmost
importance. In this chapter, he
writes about the Amerilcan alli-
gator first, which he says,.may
be the most prominent symbol
"f-Eofnda today. Alligators are
foundthroughuut-the-state, and
are more plentiful now than a
few decades ago.
At one time, their populations
were so thinned out by hide
hunters it became necessary to
enact laws to protect them. Now
gators have made a significant
comeback. Today, there are an
estimated one million gators in


Florida. But with increasingly
more people and more gators,
the incidences of gator attacks in
Florida have gone up dramatical-
ly. Several pages are devoted to
common sense "what to do"
when it comes to alligators.
These are just fractions of this
10-chapter, how-to book on sur-
viving and enjoying the wilds of
Florida. Reid Tillery has done an
extraordinary job of research,
which is evident on every page.
The illustrations are in color
except for diagrams, maps, etc.
Under Priorities of Wilder-
ness Survival, he writes: You
don't have to be in a full-blown
survival situation to benefit from
this information. Even an ordi-
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tinually presents small survival
challenges. Understanding the
potential seriousness of and
treating simple chills, for exam-
ple, can ward off deadly
hypothermia; Wearing proper
protective clothing and drinking
adequate amounts of hydrating
liquids can help prevent a heat-
related illness; a proficiency with
backwoods communications
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a slight inconvenience.
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Mulch is magic stuff. It's any-
thing that can be put down on
landscape beds or garden sites to
reduce weeds and, conserve
moisture. While we don't have
any water shortages right now,
there are more than enough
weeds to go around. I asked one
of our Master Gardeners, Dick
Dutton, to read up on it.
.Well read he did,;and he came
up with a great suggestion for an
inexpensive alternative to the
plastic sheets, river rock, or
ground up cypress trees often
purchased for use as mulch. And
according to his sources at Prairie
Yard and Garden, answer' is in
your hands right now old
newspapers can work well as
mulch the subject of this
week's Extension column, writ-
ten by Master Gardener Dick Dut-
ton.
Mulching is one of the simplest
and most beneficial practices you
can use in the garden. Mulch is
simply a protective layer of a


material that is spread on top of
the soil. Mulches can either be
organic such as grass clip-
pings, straw, bark chips, and simi-
lar materials or inorganic -
such as stones, brick chips, and
plastic. Both organic and inorgan-
ic mulches have numerous bene-
fits:
Protects the soil from ero-
sion
Reduces compaction from
the impact of heavy rains
Conserves moisture, reduc-
ing the need for frequent watering
Maintains a more even soil
temperature
Prevents weed growth
Provides a "finished" look to
the garden.
Newspaper mulch can be
used as a replacement for plastic
polyester mulch cloth that is often
used as a weed barrier between
the soil and mulch material. Dec-
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the shiny paper sections. This is
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may be harmful to beneficial bac-
teria and fungi in the soil if com-
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after application to hold in place.
'Using the newspaper mulch
method, and very little effort, your
garden area will be ready for
planting that new flowerbed or
vegetable garden this coming fall.
Plans are getting underway for
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, August 18, 2005


Meeting
Continued From Page 1
for the transportation and public
safety elements of impact fees.
Butch Jones, chairman of
Glades County Commission,
announced the county has adopt-
ed an ordinance changing its
method of dealing with code vio-
lations, noting -that the Code
Enforcement Board will no longer
be needed as the Code Enforce-
ment Officer will be writing cita-
tions that will be filed with the
Clerk of Court and unresolved
issues will require a court appear-
ance. City Councilman John
Ahern noted the city has already
started using the same method,
and it seems to be effective.
Superintendent Aldrich report-
ed that West Glades Elementary
School (WGES) has already
enrolled 334 students for the
2005-2006 school year, and has
applied to the state for Special
Facilities for funding the construc-
tion of an additional 12 class-
rooms, to establish up to 500 stu-
dent stations. Accommodation


E911
Continued From Page 1
tion would be to turn the two sec-
tors over to Hendry County 911
and all calls that bounce off of
those sectors will be routed to
Hendry County dispatch. Rerout-
ing calls would require the host
county (Glades) to agree to the
change.
Robin said Nextel is even con-
sidering a new tower that will
cover the LaBelle area. She notes,
however, that even if a ,site is
found, various codes and zoning
requirements will have to be met
and this all takes time.
The routing of sectors is part of
the .911 coordinator's job. When
a tower covers more than one
county then the two counties
have to work together to decide
which agency can respond faster
and more efficiently.
Robin says she has contacted
the State Wireless Board for its
help but has not received a
response as yet. She adds, howev-
er, that she's heard the matter is


for the swift growth has included
classrooms held in media centers
and administrative offices. The
addition is expected to cost $3.5
million. Mr. Aldrich noted Glades
school officials from the earliest
planning of West Glades antici-
pated this growth, but the Special
Facilities group could not justify it
without growth records of prior
enrollments, which of course
became available at the complet-
ed end of the WGES's first year,
2004-2005. Recreational projects
were discussed concerning utiliz-
ing joint efforts of the County-City-
School Board to maximize fund-
ing and staff for facilities in Moore,
Haven.
Alvin Ward, chairman of the
Glades Correctional Development
Corporation (GCDC) announced
that the ICE/Jail Facility project is a
go and a contract is expected to
be signed with general contractor
Peter Brown within three weeks.
The GCDC, after reviewing pro-
posals for using GEO for opera-
tions and administration of the
ICE detainee portion of the facility,
decided to go back to the
Clemons Rutherford plans, and
contract with the Glades County


being looked into..
Glades County has an agree-
ment with Hendry County Emer-
gency Medical Services to provide
coverage for the Oxbow area. In
an odd twist, current wireless
routing means that wireless resi-
dents of Glades County who are
supposed to get service from
Hendry County are not able to call
Hendry County dispatch directly,
Robin said.
Dual county agreements are
needed for rural residents living
close to county boundaries.
Randy Bengston, Hendry County
Public Service Director, is work-
ing with Lee County on a similar
situation for the rural residents in
the Hendry County Lehigh area.
Knowing that Hendry County
cannot respond in a -timely man-
ner to its residents in the Lehigh
area, but blocks away is a Lee
County Fire Department and EMS
services, the cooperation agree-
ment is the most logical result.
Hendry does have other inter-
local agreements with Glades.
Glades County has no E911
coordinator at this time. Sheriff
Stuart Whidden said he knows


Sheriff to operate both the county
jail and detainee center.
He noted that approximately
147 new jobs would be created
when the facility opens, expected
within 18 months of the signing of
the construction contract. He
noted that approximately 25-30 of
those employees will require cer-
tification for corrections officers,
but the employees for the
detainee center can be trained on
site as guards for the non-criminal
element. Bergen Capital has also
stated its readiness to start the
$33million bond sales, upon sign-
ing of the construction contract.
District 4 Commissioner Rus-
sell Echols led the discussion of
this item noting that the 1-percent
discretionary surtax fund now has
about $1.24 million and revenue
expected for this year is approxi-
mately $330,000; the adoption of
the surtax was granted by voter
referendum approval when uses
for recreational facilities was
added. He expressed his desire
for the county to work with city
and school board to complete the
fourth ball field in the city-school
complex, and build a centrally
located concession stand to serve


there is a routing issue, but said
that emergency dispatching has
improved greatly over the past
several years. Glades is hoping to
review the entire wireless issue,
however.
Glades County dispatcher Terri
Bowling has been a dispatcher for
18 years nine with Glades
County Sheriff's Office and nine
with Clewiston 'Police Depart-
ment. She said the routing prob-
lem concerns all wireless calls in
Glades County. She explained that
the dispatcher first has to verify
the location of the emergency
from the caller. If the emergency
is on SR 80, the call will be relayed
to Hendry County; if it's on the
north side of SR 80 (Indian Hills,
Horseshoe Acres, The Glades), it
is Glades County.
When Moore Haven dispatch
gets a call that should go to
Hendry County, the Glades dis-
patcher presses two buttons on
the computer screen to relay it;
then stays on the line till a Hendry
dispatcher picks up. She said that
Glades County dispatchers field
an average of about 100 of these
calls per week some are multi-


all four fields.
Mike Pressley agreed a conces-
sion stand was needed, noting
that soccer has become more
popular, and an after hours recre-
ation facility including a soccer
field would be frequently utilized.
Mr. Echols stated that part of the
outfield of the new ball field could
be utilized for a soccer field. Dis-
cussion followed concerning
other areas that may be enhanced
in the future.
Commissioner Ward noted
that the one-cent tax would sun-
set in 2007. Tracy Whirls, Execu-
tive Director of Glades County
Economic Development Council,
informed the group that another
referendum would be required to
continue the tax, and the issue
would probably be brought up by
the County Clerk in 2006.. Mr.
Echols noted that the next refer-
endum ballot would be the time
to broaden the uses for the
money, as currently the ordinance
allows capital outlay only, but
does not fund maintenance or
staffing of new facilities. Mr. Press-
ley said the time was coming
when a recreation director posi-
tion would need to be filled.


ple calls on the same accident,
some are kids playing with the
phone. Although the process of
relaying a call typically only takes
a few seconds, Terri said seconds
save lives.
Another problem comes into
play when the caller does not
speak English. Then a corrections
officer is called in to translate, but
that can add minutes to the
response time.
Terri said that wireless routing
could create a problem, but most
often is not a major issue. She
added that since Glades County
got E911, dispatching emergency
calls has improved greatly.
John Kuczwanski, spokesman
for the Department of Manage-
ment Services Bureau of
Telecommunication and Wireless
Services, said his agency has
offered to facilitate discussions
between Hendry and Glades
Counties on the issue if necessary.
He said this type of problem is not
uncommon and can be circum-
vented by inter-local agreements
between the counties. The solu-
tion, he noted, must be between
Hendry and Glades.


Glance
Continued From Page 1
Faith in Actions 2nd
community concert
Concert has been rescheduled.
The new date of the concert is
Sunday, August 28 from 2-4:30
p.m. The concert will be held at
the LaBelle High School at 4050
East Cowboy Way. For additional
information for'this event please
contact LaSheba Travis at 674-
4056, ext. 128 or Martha Pierce at
675-0334.

Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
beginning Aug.31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment 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.

Moore Haven
Lions Club meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its regular schedule for
September the regular sched-
ule of meetings on the second
and fourth Tuesday of' each
month will resume. All meetings


We're


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.

GCSO is now
accepting applications
The Glades County Sheriff
Office is now accepting applica-
tions 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 Flori-
da 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.

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


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Within the renovation, several
areas were addressed:
1. New classroom carpet
2. New corridor vct tile
3. Total refurbishing of student
restrooms
4. Sliding walls were removed
and permanent walls were rebuilt
in their place.
5. New classroom entrance
was constructed
6. New wall paper
7. All walls were painted
8. New classroom doors
9. New student cubbies
10. New teacher storage cabi-
nets and several other smaller
areas were addressed.
Also, MHES added seven
SmartBoards, which is an elec-
tronic chalkboard, in which the
teacher can access software and
the Internet at the board instead
of the computer so that students


Deputy
Continued From Page 1
told Chief of Police Denny Davis
that he wanted to join the U.S.
Army National Reserves he was
"treated adversely."
The court papers indicate that
when Mr. Baker made his inten-
tions known to Chief Davis that he
was going to join the Reserves,
the chief stated he didn't hire Mr.
Baker "to play G.I. Joe."
In a memorandum dated Oct.
10. 2001, Mr. Baker indicated his
desire to join the Reserves. Court
papers indicate that nothing was
said to Mr. Baker in response to
that memorandum.
After that, Mr. Baker stated in
his deposition that he voluntarily


Services were provided by
Flanders Architecture and
Construction Management
services by Lodge Construc-
tion, for the renovation of
Moore Haven Elementary.
may take part in interactive les-
sons. MHES now has a total of 12
smartboards in teacher's class-
rooms, as Glades County utilizes
the latest technology to provide its
students with the best education-
al tools.
"This project was Phase I of
the renovation. Next summer we


attended weekend training exer-
cises with the Reserves for four to
six months. And whenever he
submitted a request for the time
off, Chief Davis approved Mr.
Baker's request, continued the
court papers.
"Those weren't even manda-
tory dates at that time," said Chief
Davis in a telephone interview
Tuesday. "Any time he had train-
ing we let him go and we paid
him."
Court papers state that Mr.
Baker testified at his deposition
that, "he never actually joined the
Reserves."
The court papers go on to state
that there is no disputing the fact
that from May 2002 until the time
he resigned, Mr. Baker worked
over 100 hours of overtime. Mr.


The Glades County School Board administered $1 million
towards renovating Moore Haven Elementary.


will begin phase II, which will be
total remodeling/reconstruction
of the administrative area at
MHES," said Mr. Bass.
If anyone has any questions
about the completed project or
upcoming project, Mr. Bass asks
that he be contacted directly.
"Like I mentioned before, this


Baker alleged in an amended
complaint to the court that he had
been "denied all opportunities for
overtime shifts" after telling Chief
Davis that he was going to join the
Reserves.
But, according to Judge Gra-
ham, he could find no evidence
that Mr. Baker had been denied
overtime.
Court papers go on to state
that on May 26, 2002, then-Patrol-
man Baker initiated a traffic stop
in which a man was arrested. But,
Chief Davis said he had a problem
with the arrest because of the per-
ception it may have been done
due to a personal situation that
had arisen.
On May 30, 2002, Mr. Baker
resigned.
Court papers indicate the


was nothing short of a miracle,
the amount of work that was
done in such a short period of
time," he said. "The people of
Glades County need to know how
hard our school board, adminis-
trators and teachers are working
to make the education of MHES
students the best it can be;


department had previously
requested that officers resign so
the officer would not have to face
"potential disciplinary issues."
When asked about this, Chief
Davis said these types of incidents
are handled' on an individual
basis.
"We handle each case as an
individual case," he said. "There's
nothing in concrete how we will
ask an officer to resign."
Three months after resigning
from the police department, Mr.
Baker went to work as a deputy
,for the GCSO.
', In his ruling, Judge Graham
states that he/could not find evi-
dence to support Mr. Baker's
claim under USERRA, nor could
he find evidence to support Mr.
Baker's defamation claim.


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M's outfielder joins child protection team


AVENTURA Attorney Gener-
al Charlie Crist joined with Florida
Marlin All-Star outfielder Miguel
Cabrera and Macy's Florida Vice-
Chairman David Scheiner to
release a comprehensive parent's
guide for protecting children from
predators.
The attorney general and
Macy's teamed up to create the
booklet with the assistance of the
National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The guide, officially titled
"SafeSteps to Protect Florida's Chil-
dren, A Parent's Guide to Online
Safety, Child Abduction and Run-
away Issues" was provided through
Macy's generous support. Macy's
has further committed to continue
to work with Attorney General Crist
on promoting child safety by mak-
ing SafeSteps available in all of its


stores throughout Florida.
The booklet will also be avail-
able online at the attorney general's
Web site at myfloridalegal.com.
SafeSteps covers a number of
important issues including tips on
children and computer use, a glos-
sary of terms used by children on
the Internet, and recommenda-
tions for keeping children safe from
different types of threats.
"Nothing is more important
than protecting our children," said
Crist. "Florida is honored that an
outstanding corporate citizen such
as Macy's and a role model such as
Miguel Cabrera have lent their pres-
tige and joined us in such an impor-
tant cause. They are outstanding
partners."
"Our children are Florida's most
precious resource and everyone
associated with Macy's wants to do


his and her part as an advocate to
ensure their safety," said David
Scheiner, vice chairman Director of
Stores for Macy's Florida. "We are
proud to add our name and our
resources to those of Attorney Gen-
eral Crist and Miguel Cabrera as we
work together to achieve such an
important and worthwhile goal."
Miguel Cabrera has demonstrat-
ed a commitment to giving back to
the.community and state where he
has become so successful. This
includes highlighting the need to
keep Florida's children safe from
predators.,
"If I can help prevent even one
child from being harmed, then it
will feel better than any play I can
make on the baseball field," said
Cabrera. "I know that some of the
kids look up to me and I want to set
a good example for them. Hopeful-


ly, by participating in raising the
awareness of these safety issues,
they will pay closer attention."
The SafeSteps booklet is anoth-
er tool provided by Attorney Gener-
al Crist in his ongoing effort to pro-
mote child safety, particularly in
lieu of the horrific crimes, which
have been perpetrated on Florida's
most vulnerable over the recent
past. Throughout the past year the
Attorney General's Office worked
closely with Florida's largest school
districts to put on more than two
dozen "Escape Schools", a pro-
gram geared to educate children
about protecting themselves from
predators.
Attorney General Crist is also
continuing efforts to pass Anti-Mur-
der legislation that would re-incar-
cerate violent offenders who vio-
late their probation.


Road construction report; drive with care


Florida Department of Trans-
portation releases weekly road
construction updates. The follow-
ing is a list of current construction
projects underway in lake area
communities. Please remember
to drive with caution through con-
struction zones.
Hendry County
SR 29: At Case Road: Mainte-
nance project Crews will be
repairing and replacing guardrail.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible delays with slow
moving traffic.
SR 80: At the intersection of SR
80 and US 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be repairing and
replacing lighting on the bridge.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible slow moving traffic.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project The road-
way improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flagging
operation with a single lane for
paving and shoulder construc-
tion. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to Charley
Close Road: Maintenance project
- Motorists should expect no
laneclos.uresabu p.-ssiblc d. i;,a,
and 'slow moving traffic while


crews work on cleaning the ditch-
es in this area.
SR 78: At Tater Farm Road near
Glades County Road and Bridge:
Maintenance project Motorists
should expect one lane of traffic
with possible delays while crews


replace guardrail in this area.
US 27: Near the area of Boar
Hammock: Maintenance project.
- Motorists should expect no
lane closures but possible delays
and slow moving traffic while
crews work on repairing and


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Phosphours reduced by 59 percent


CLEWISTON In spite of a
hurricane season that wreaked
havoc on the system, Florida sugar
farmers continued to greatly
reduce the phosphorous in the
water leaving their farms.
Farmers' Best Management
Practices (BMPs) reduced phos-
phorus by 59 percent, well above
the 25-percent reductions required
by the 1994 Everglades Forever Act
and above their 10-year average of
greater than 50-percent reduc-
tions.
"Even under the extreme
weather conditions of the past
year, sugar farmers have been


able to maintain phosphorus
reductions more than twice
what is required. That's further
proof that our Best Management
Practices are making a real dif-
ference in water quality," said
Judy Sanchez, director of Corpo-
rate Communications.
The water quality issues in Lake
Okeechobee that were exacerbat-
ed by the hurricanes and the
above-average rainfall this season
have made the farmer's work even
more difficult than in past years.
Phosphorus in the lake water has
averaged more than 250 parts per
billion since January this year.


Phosphorus levels in Lake
Okeechobee water continue to
increase, creating unforeseen
problems for the restoration efforts
south of the lake. Pointing to the
quality of water farms receive from
the lake, Sanchez said, "It's like try-
ing to run a marathon with a ball
and chain holding you down."
Yet, farmers continue to work
hard at the BMP program, not just
to meet the 25-percent require-
ments, but to get the water clean
as quickly as possible.
"The farmers' BMP program is
one of the success stories in Ever-
glades restoration. It is working


twice as well as expected. And,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's storm-water treat-
ment areas (STAs) are also per-
forming better than designed,"
Sanchez said.
"This is good news for Ever-
glades restoration," .said Robert
Coker, senior vice president, Pub-
lic Affairs. "For more than a
decade, the farmers' efforts have
been producing cleaner water for
the Everglades and as additional
restoration projects are complet-
ed, the ecosystem should continue
to improve."


USDAs Crop Disaster assistance program sign-up


GAINESVILLE Producers
who suffered crop loss from dam-
aging weather in 2003, 2004 and,
certain 2005 crop losses are eligible
for assistance. The Farm Service
Agency (FSA) announced that eligi-
ble producers may sign-up for the
Crop Disaster Program (CDP) until
close of business on Sept. 9 for the


2003 and 2004 crop years. Signup
for the 2005 year is close of busi-
ness Dec. 16.
"We are pleased to be able to
provide these benefits to producers
as quickly as possible," said Kevin
Kelley, FSA state executive director.
"Drought, floods and hurricanes
are unpredictable weather events


that put farmers and ranchers at
risk in producing a dependable and
affordable national food supply."
Signup for this program opened
March 14 of this year.
Producers suffering a greater
than 35-percent production loss
and/or more than a 20-percent
quality loss are eligible. The pay-


ment rate for CDP has been
increased to 65 percent of the
established commodity price for
insured crops and noninsured
crops, and 60 percent of the price
for uninsured commodities.
For more information on these
issues, visit USDA's Web site at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/.


USDA announces

new LDP program


Gainesville State Executive
Director for Florida Farm Service
Agency, Kevin Kelley,
announced a new three-page
form to make applying for loan
deficiency payments (LDP's)
easier. The new form CCC-
633EZ, Loan Deficiency Payment
Agreement and Request, is avail-
able today to producers and
county FSA offices.
The new CCC-633EZ incor-.
porates field direct and basic LDP
requests into a single three-page
application form. The first page
of the form indicates the produc-
er's intention to receive an LDP.
This form must be completed
annually. Page one of the form
only needs to be filed out in one
county office, for producers who
farm in two or more counties.
The second page of the form is
used to request a payment.
LDP's must be filed before bene-


ficial interest is lost in the com-
modity. This form is effective for
the 2005 and subsequent\crop
years. The form covers all quanti-
ties the producer has beneficial
interest in on the date page one
is completed and received in the
county FSA office. CCC-633EZ
form does not negate the pro-
ducer's ability to obtain a mar-
keting assistance loan (MAL).
Producer's must:
Complete and submit Page
one of the CCC-633EZ to the
local county FSA office before
the loss of the beneficial interest.
File Page two of the CCC-
633EZ by crop, to the local coun-
ty FSA office, by the final loan
availability date for the applica-
ble crop, to receive payment.
For the 2005 crop year ON LY,
FSA will honor any CCC-709's,
Direct Loan Deficiency Payment,
and CCC-633 LDP.


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Physician indicted on drug and fraud charges


TALLAHASSEE Gregory R.
Miller, United States Attorney for
the Northern District of Florida;
Charlie Crist, Florida Attorney
General; Tom Gallagher, Chief
Financial Officer, Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services; Mark
R. Trouville, Special Agent In
Charge, Drug Enforcement
Administration Miami Divi-
sion; Guy Tunnell, Commission-
er of the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement; Robert
Cromwell, Special Agent In
Charge, Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation Jacksonville Division;
Spencer Levine, Director, Florida
Attorney General's Office Medic-
aid Fraud Unit; and Mike Mock,
Franklin County Sheriff,
announced that a Federal Grand
Jury has returned an Indictment
charging an Apalachicola osteo-
pathic physician with wire fraud,
health care fraud, and distribu-
tion of controlled substances.
In a 100-count Indictment,
the Federal Grand Jury in Talla-
hassee charged Dr. Thomas G.
Merrill, age 69, of Panama City,
Florida, with:
1. 18 counts of wire fraud,
2. Six counts of defrauding
health care benefit programs,
including four counts that
charge that death resulted from
the violation,
3. 76 counts of dispensing or
distributing controlled sub-
stances including oxycodone,
commonly known as OxyCon-
tin, Percocet, and Percodan;
morphine, commonly known as
Kadian or Avinza; hydrocodone,
commonly known as Lorcet,
Lortab, and Vicodin; fentanyl,
commonly known as Duragesic;
alprazolam, commonly known
as Xanax, and diazepam, com-
monly known as valium; includ-
ing four counts that charge that
death resulted from the use of
the drugs distributed oxy-
codone, morphine, arid fen-
tanyl.
The Indictment charges that:
Merrill, a licensed osteopath-
ic physician practicing at Magno-
lia Medical Clinic in Apalachico-
la, prescribed controlled'
substances to patients without
performing a physical examina-
tion and without determining a
sufficient medical necessity for
the prescription of controlled
substances.
Merrill-prescribed excessive


and inappropriate quantities of
. controlled substances to
patients outside the usual course
of professional practice, and
caused his patients to fill pre-
scriptions at various pharma-
cies, thereby causing payment
for those prescriptions from
Medicaid, Tricare, and other
health care benefits programs to
pharmacies filling the prescrip-
tions issued by MERRILL.
Merrill-prescribed quantities
and combinations of controlled
substances to patients but failed
to monitor the use and abuse of
the prescribed controlled sub:
stances by the patients.
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances in quantities and
dosages that would cause
patients to abuse and misuse the
controlled substances.
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances to patients knowing
that the patients were addicted
to the controlled substances or
misusing the controlled sub-,
stances and wanted additional
quantities of controlled sub-
stances for the patient's drug
habit.
Merrill-continued to pre-
scribe addictive controlled sub-.
stances notwithstanding prior
overdoses by the patients on the
prescribed drugs and the receipt
of information that particular
patients were abusing their con-
trolled substances, were selling
their controlled substances,
were addicted, or were "doctor
shopping".
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances to patients that
resulted in the deaths of six
patients from the use of the pre-
scribed controlled substances.
Merrill-caused Gulf Pines
Hospital to submit false and
fraudulent claims for medical
services and procedures alleged-
ly provided by Merrill at Magno-
lia Medical Clinic to various
health care benefit ,programs,
including Medicaid, Tricare, and
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, for
payment and reimbursement,
and that Merrill caused pharma-
cies that filled prescriptions for
controlled: substances issued by
Merrill to submit claims to vari-
ous health care benefit pro-
grams for payment and reim-
bursement.
The Indictment also seeks
the forfeiture of property of


defendant Merrill. The defen-
.dant was arrested by federal and
state agents on a federal warrant
based upon the charges of the
Indictment. The defendant will
make his initial appearance
before a United States Magis-
trate Judge on the charges in
Panama City.
If convicted on Counts 39, 65,
69 and 78, the counts charging
the distribution of oxycodone,
morphine, and feritanyl with
death resulting from the use of
those controlled substances,
defendant MERRILL faces a
mandatory minimum term of 20
years imprisonment, a maxi-
mum of life imprisonment, and
a fine of $1 million on each
count.
If convicted on the five health
care fraud counts that charge
the violation resulted in deaths
of the patients, counts 20-24,
Merrill faces a maximum term of
life imprisonment, and a fine of
$250,000 on each count.
This indictment and arrest
are the result of a law enforce-
ment initiative assembled last,
year by Governor Jeb Bush in
conjunction with the United
States Attorneys in the three fed-
eral judicial districts in Florida to
target pharmaceutical drug-
related crimes across the state.
The initiative consists of Diver-
sion Response Teams' (DRTs),
which are comprised of agents
and investigators from the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment (F.DLE), Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit (MFCU) of the Flori-
da Attorney General's Office,
and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA).
Additionally, law enforce-
ment agencies involved iri.health
care 'fraud task forces such as
the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion and other interested state,
local and federal agencies partic-
ipate on an ad hoc basis in the
DRTs.
The DRTs' are tasked with
investigating state and federal
violations of practitioners and
providers which result in the,
fraudulent prescribing and dis-
pensing of controlled sub-
stances. The DRTs focus on
diversion of prescription drugs
from lawful channels of distribu-
tion; the filing of fraudulent
claims with the Florida Medicaid
program to pay for the cost of


filling unlawfully acquired pre-
scriptions; and the filling and
distribution of these prescription
drugs by pharmacies.
Since July 2004, four region-
ally-based DRTs have been locat-
ed in Miami, Fort Lauderdale,
Orlando and Tallahassee. Cur-
rently, DRTs are being estab-
lished in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Jack-
sonville, and Pensacola.
United States Attorney Miller
commended the tireless efforts
of investigators of the agencies
involved in this complex investi-
gation, and praised the coopera-
tion of citizens and pharmacists
who alerted investigators to
excessive prescribing of highly
addictive controlled substances
by Merrill.
Florida Attorney General
Charlie Crist stated: "Medical
doctors take an oath to 'first do
no harm.'" Attorney General
Crist added, "this indictment
charges that Dr. Merrill provided
dangerous drugs to patients
who have no medical need for
the drugs and, in some situa-
tions, contributed to the death of
patients. Teamwork by all of the
agencies involved has led to this
critical arrest."
"This indictment is the result
of the hard work of many feder-
al, state and local law enforce-
ment officials over a period of a
few years," noted FDLE Com-
missioner Guy -Tunnell. "We
extend our thanks and apprecia-
tion to our law enforcement
partners, and we pledge to work
with them on the equally diffi-
cult cases that will confront us in
the future," Tunnell said.
Drug Enforcement Adminis-
tration Special Agent in Charge
Mark Trouville stated: "'The
indictment unsealed today
shows that a doctor who illegally
prescribes narcotics from the
confines, of his office can be
prosecuted the same as a drug
dealer selling narcotics from any
street corner in America." SAC
Trouville added, "Federal, state,
and local agencies working
together made a difference
today."
An indictment is merely a for-
nmal charge that a defendant has
committed a violation of federal
criminal law, and every defen-
dant is presumed innocent until,
and unless, proven -guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt.


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ious product containers into cases, boxes and pallets.
Forklift Operators Operates forklift to move case goods, drums and pallets of juice prod-
uct to and from storage, loading, & unloading areas in the plant. Works in very told temper-
atures.
Blenders Pumps juice concentrate from tanks to blend batches. Adds oils and other ingre-
dients. Blends various barreled concentrates. Pulls samples and log results. Operates forklift.
Will train.
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.
SElectrican Maintains, troubleshoo-: in. ,.:... ]-.i... ...I'. :l 1 c .- .s and electronic
controls (PLC's and instrumentation) ., pi .:..I .. r,,-,-ir:.'or,-, ''e- i ,:i .F,,rience ple-
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. Other benefits available.
Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-0336. EOE
La juguera Citrus Belle tiene empleos inmediatos de:
Mano de Obra -Ayuda con la salubridad y limpieza. Carga y arregla contenidos de various
tamafios para empacar en cajones, cajas, o paletas.
Operador de Montacargas -Manejar un montacarga para mover product, barriles, y pale-
tas para sitios de carga, descarga y almacenatmiento en la plant. Trabaja en temperatures bien
frias.
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. Entrenanmento disponible.
Mecalnco 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 retire y ahorros 401K; vacaciones pagadas; dias feriados. Otros
beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en 6007 Carretera 29 Sur, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-
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openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


PALM BEACH COUNTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES


*MAINTENANCE WORKER II (Roads, Landscape,
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Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, 'no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
porturnity today.
(800)741-7950.
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
FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Runs a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr. P/T Evenings.
Work 4 Evenings per week.
Work for solid 30 year old
company. Must be dependable
& reliable. Call for appt.
352-564-2025 or
727-919-1853 or
1-800-236-9398


Panokee), $11 .4u/hr. requires i yr exp. In lano-
scape maintenance. Prefer exp. with road con- GROUP TREATMENT
struction/maintenance; using mowers and other COORDINATOR
equipment. (Closes 8/26/05)


* CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE I (Pre-
schoolers, South Bay), $11.04/hr. Requires
AS/AA Early Childhood Education/equivalent de-
gree (or 60- semester/90 quarter hours of col-
lege); 1 yr exp. working directly with
preschoolers. ( Open until filled).

* SCHOOL BUS RIDER P/T (20 hrs/wk, South
Bay Head Start Center), $9.81/hr. Requires 6
months of exp. working with preschoolers and
parents or 1 yr related volunteer work; equiva-
lent. Will drive the school bus in the absence of
the driver and will be required to obtain a FL B
CDL Permit, Air Brakes and Passenger Endorse-
ments, if selected. (Closes 8/26/05).

Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position de-
scriptions & employment applications. Submit
applications/resumes with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 p.m. on closing date to Palm Beach
County Human Resources 50 S. Military Trail
#210, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax
(561)616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)



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 retire, 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.



Duda is looking for an experienced welder for
our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay com-
mensurates with experience. Drugfree workplace.
Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29 North in Felda,
Florida. Contact Jim McVay (863) 673-0363.
EOE/V/H/FM


Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller. 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.


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

PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Needed for South Bay commercial real estate
company. Responsibilities include reception of
customers and basic administrative functions.
Bi-weekly compensation at above market rates,
theroyalcompanles.com
mailto:dcroyal(0theroyalcompanles.com


FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewlston now
hiring Installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehi-
cle provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaran-
teed minimum $550 a week during training period, Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean drivers license. We are a drug free workplace. Inter-
views will be conducted every Monday morning from
8-10a.m. at our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155 to
line up an interview time. Directions to our facility will be
given to you at that time.


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


DRIVER NEEDED, F/T or P/T
Must have a valid CDL Drivers
License, Class B. Government
Mail. (561)422-2971
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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

HEALTHCARE
Come See What's New
At Glades General
Hospital... Rewarding
Careers Await You!
RN-CCU NURSE
MANAGER/EDUCATOR
Previous Nurse Manager &
CCU experience required,
Responsible for developing
nursing staff in Critical Care
path.
RN-SHIFT
SUPERVISORS
Supervision, ER & Critical
Care exp. a must. Requires
Leadership abilities and a
Positive attitude.
RUN'S FT & PRN
POSITIONS ER &
Labor and Delivery
12 Hr. Shifts. Requires current
FL license with 2 yrs. exp. in
specialty area.
* CLINICAL
PHARMACIST
OPPORTUNITIES
FT w/weekend rotation, PRN
weekends. Requires current
FL license, 2 yrs. hospital exp.
and exp. w/pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE, unit
inspections & clinical services.
SKILLED LABORER/
MAINT. MECHANIC
Short-term Project, FT work
week. 1-2yrs. exp. working
with interior/exterior
renovation, electrical,
carpentry, masonry, painting,
plumbing and tile setting.
COOK
FT, Days 2-3 yrs. exp. req.,
must be familiar with a
variety of practices and
preparation for cooking in
institutional/hospital setting.
Competitive salary & excellent
benefits package. Fax resume to
(561) 996-5327. DFWP/EOE
1201 S. Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
(561) 996-6571
Ext. 222
..... Fax: (561) 993-5627
KITCHEN MANAGER
New Restaurant in LaBelle
No Sundays,Call Barb
863-612-0423
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
MECHANICS NEEDED'
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
benefit.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Fee Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee,
(863)763-5586.
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,.

PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
SCALE OPERATOR
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress,
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.


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The Seminole Tribe of Florida
is seeking the following for our
Ahfachkee School on the Big
Cypress Reservation:
*Elementary Teacher: BS/BA
or higher in Elementary Ed.
FL cert. (K-6).
Bus Driver: HS dip./GED,
valid FL CDL Class B driver's
lic. School bus driving exp.
preferred.
Application @
www.seminoletribe.com
Mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Rd,
Hollywood, FL 33024
Or email resume:
galtmanc(semtribe.com
or fax to: (954)967-3477
WHY NOT DRIVE FOR CFI?
Atlanta orientation. $0.05 NE
Bonus Pay! Think annual
earnings! XM Service. Class
A CDL required. (800)CFI-
DRIVE (800-234-3748) or
www.cfidrive.com.
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
in the classified.




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LABOR < FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types, of Work Available
1 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494


BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763k1884.
CROSLEY STOVE- Electric,
New Paid $325 asking $275
(863)357-2233
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
FREEZER- 9 cu $50. or best
offer (863)763-5422
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$200 or best offer.
(863)674-0677.


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HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
cond., located In Milbourne,
$400/neg, can have deliv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.



GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like. new, $200.
Ca11239-633-2525.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $1 50. Call
239-633-2525.
POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
(missing-coin mechanism)
$500 firm 989-621-7589
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed-wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
(906)281-2127 .


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

561-993-1160O


Job
Information- 0225


Employment
Full Time 0205


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 120
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

















DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
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ARRESTED OR INJURED Need
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*Felonies Misdemeanors
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*Wrongful Death. "Protect
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signature required *ExTampa FL
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 u*Felonits 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,Misdemeanors
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on commereio
*DUISt. 350 ft. from cViolewistnce *







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863-983-2808,after hrs.vice
863-983-8979
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Air Conditioners 505
signature required! *Ex-s 510









Acludes govt. fenes 5Call week-
Appliance Parts 5200
Beauty Supplies 525
BPoliccles. 530
Books & Magazines535
BuAir Conlding tioaterials540
BusAntiquesqupment 545
Appliance Partets/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, LiUnis & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
PIANO Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Seilli Only seri-
ous inq. Best offer will be
taken. (863)983-1654
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019


3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
20x24 Now $2320. 25x30,
$3490. 30x40, $5170.
40x50, $8380. 40x60,
$10,700. 50x100, $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



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.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or best offer.
(863)357-3633
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
barn w/pack room. $250
(239)770-6855



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131
INFANT CRIB SHEETS- Bump-
er guard, Diaper holder, Mu-
sical Mobile & Lamp, Exc
cond. $40.863-763-6131
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie the
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep. (863)228-0566


MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 81/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will'Sep. (863)467-2132


FED DUCK STAMPS '34-'72
100 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
(863)763-8729


COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)612-9233
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect, mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)357-2803



DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
$120 (863)634-6708.
DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
w/accessories, $200.
(866)855-0902.
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
ames, -fast, Si able epsanfol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323





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

BUNK BEDS with matching
desks, 2 solid wood, $300.
Call (863)673-0920 or
863-675-9243.
COMPUTER DESK
Large, L shaped, med-dark
color composite wood. $75
(863)467-1104
COUCH, Blue & DINNING
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
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitish color, New, $550
(863)357-2233 Okee area.
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
padded seats, $300
(863)763-2103.
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
(863)467-2910
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
w/table and lamps & BED
ROOM SET, Queen. $1500
or best offer (561)261-0713
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-0779.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard, with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
(863)983-4954.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
ood batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.


FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
(863)697-1247.
PILATES EXERCISE BOARD
- great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434
WEIGHT BENCH Weider, in-
cludes 185 Ibs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
$50 (863)675-7734
WESLO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
(863)697-3090


COMMODE full size, for use
alone or over toilet. Like new
condition $10
(863)983-1848
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
(863)675-2593
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for more info.
(863)763-2334


COKE MACHINE, $200.
863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
CORNING WARE 19 pcs,
cooking/baking, assorted siz-
es, Cornflower pattern. Some
glass lids $50 (863)983-1848
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,'
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if
qualify. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
(863)675-3614
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-
tion $15 (863)675-3614
JUKEBOX, $200.
(863)228-0127
Kiln & approx' 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-9950
MUSICAL DISPLAY- Christ-
.mas, Electrical, Plays music
& Skaters skate around.
24"x30" $40. 863-357-0125
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
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-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
TROPHY'S- 31', 'Marble bas'
es, $40. or will separate.
(863)612-9233
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
,or 5 gallons bottled water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
$25 (863)675-0104.



GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition. Asking $275. or
best offer. (863)467-0627
ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
condition $2000.
(863)467-4253
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300. (863)697-3389
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
239-633-2525.


AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8


POODLE- mini female, lyr
old, to a good loving home,
$125 cash only
(863)357-0037.
PUG- 5 mos old, male, shots,
$500, (863)675-0101
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
(863)228-7230
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPY,
Black & White, Blue eyed
male. 16 wks. old. $250 neg.
(863)763-2749/801-4193
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken. $1500.
neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.


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



HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756


AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
(863)634-3142
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
(772)489-6837

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



Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3.
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611



FENCING- 4fttall, 75 + feet,
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465



RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666 .
RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42" cut, $550. Call
(239)633-2525.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
(863)634-0779.
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
sep. (863)697-2076


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


Rentals



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



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



La Belle- Belmont Area, Im-
maculate 2br,+ 2ba, Den,
Oversized 1 car garage. C/A
Fenced yard, $1000. mo.
Call 239-849-0770


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.


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 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000 1-3
bedroom available! HUD,
Repos, REO, etc. These
homes must sell! For List-
ings Call (800)571-0225
xH295.
CLEWISTON, 4BR, 3BA, 3050
sq', Jacuzzi tub in master
suite. 2 car gar., $240,000
Call 863-228-1417
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured&
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
PAHOKEE 3br, lba, CBS,
family & utility rooms, car-
port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard
$149K 863-983-0099
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


LAND, 51/2 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!!!


We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
www.vacantlotsusa.com
800-339-0413/866-958-cash



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.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking;
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
NEW RELEASE 20% discount
for Reservation Holders on-
ly. Coastal Georgia Gated
Deep Water Access. Wood-
ed, Lagoon and Golf Course
homesites. Call for Reserva-
tion Information
(877)266-7376.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS
3.43 acres on mountain top,
view, trees, waterfall and
large public lake nearby
$49,500 owner
www.NC77.com.


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EASY GO Good cond good
battery & charger. $799.
,Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$900. (863)697-2033.


BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
(863)902-0381
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169


StorageSpace


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


ITickets 07201


Secure Self Storage 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


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Propery 103


Wanted Hunting Lease in South
or Central Florida
Small group of responsible christian police offi-
cers and a couple of business owners seeking
1000 to 8000 acres or more to lease in south or
central Florida to hunt deer, turkey, hogs. Will
manage property under the guidelines of the
Quality Deer Management Association. Possible
long term lease. No dogs or buggy hunting. Most-
ly archery hunting. Will provide our own insu-
rance. All of us are experienced hunters, non-
drinkers, non-smokers and willing to protect and
improve property. Please call (305)962-8054.


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L~iallyED &IU IR~iED -PHE-SAOLES INSPECTrION



CHEROKEE
HOME INSPECTIONS, INC.
1 888-556- 463 7~


Industrial Property with Building
$115,000.00
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MONTORA
' Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
S2 1/2 acres $110,000
* Jinete $48,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
LAKEPORT
- Listings Needed


3 Bedrows 2 Bates Modular Hoe in
Moore Haven. Gof art included. 55+omm.
A Must eel $119,000
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE, LAND LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts off Hendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
RENTALS
4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
COMMERCIAL
100'xlO' Lot w/btdg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
*3BR, 2BA Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home
on 2-1/2 Acres. $78,900


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Brokers:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

S'i/, s0sodiafes
Ann Donohue 228-0221
David Rister 634-2157
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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-
struction opportunities- AL,
TX, MS, GA, FL, NV, SC-
from $199K $2M
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ments.com (877)BCI-5020
Flexible Financial options
provided by www.all-
pointe.com Free Pre-Qualifi-
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WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch' Estates.
Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437, www.Rid-
gesLife.com.



TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in 1 week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020





MOBILE HOMES
Single Wide on /2 Acres
in Montura, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Priced @ $150,000.
Double Wide on 1.25 Acres
in Montura, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Asking $145,000.
Single Wide on 5 Acres
in LaDeca, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba
Priced @ $185,000.
Double Wide located in Easy
Life MHP 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Priced @ $75,000.
BARTON REALTY
CALL (863)983-6262


OF CLEWISTON

1)Tower Lakes
1841 Matthew
Loop- DW 3/2
Jacuzzi tub, 2
Sheds, wood
flooring, 2
carports,
pool.

Super Nice!

2) Tropical #8
Single,
Fenced, 3/2
Appliances
Included


3)Tropical #28
/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x1 0Shed.
MUST SEE


4)TropicalLot#1
3/2 DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed
2160 W Hwy.27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
* CHamPion
HOME BUILDERSCO.


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


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General Contractor

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Call us for all of your new construction needs,

your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

www.briansullivancontractor.com

and look at some of our new homes.

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Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 303D
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT
16ft long, 5ftwide. $100
(863)675-8760
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687
BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Merc Force Eng. $2000
(863)763-5156
CAROLINA SKIFF-14ft
W/ '02 Merc, elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trIr, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350/528-4586
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9 hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours,
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.


2005 RV CLOSE-OUT SALE-
*Nation's #1 Selling RV's
*Hundreds of RV's *Save
Thousands of Dollars *Florid-
da's Motorhome- Towable
Headquarters. GIANT REC--
REATION WORLD, 3 Loca-
tions: Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800)893-2552, Orlando-
8 0 0 ) 654'8475.
www.grwrv.com.
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for Robert
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
tained.$5000 239-225-3282
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
SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK
CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat-
er, stove, sink, sips 3/4,
$1850 aeg.-(863)801-3841


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


KAWASAKI KX60- runs great, PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88, CHEVY BLAZER '93 Excel-
clean bike, $800. Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise lent cond. Must see! $2500
(863)697-2181. control, Great shape. $2000. (863)763-2666
YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs (863)697-8507 JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
good, $300 or best offer. VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec- Edition, leather interior, will
863)357-1577. tors, runs great, nds re- run but needs parts, $500
YAMAHA, YZ8, '01 looks stored, $1000 or best offer (863)673-3134.
YAMAHA. YZ80, '01- looks (863)675-6214 after 6prm
and runs great, $1300 or (863)675-6214 after OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
bestoffer. (863)357-1577. vehicle, really good body,
needs motor $200
S V hOLDSMOBILE CUTLASS '77, (863)357-3372
A/C, Red, 2 door w/hard top. li
Runs excellent. $2000
HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in (863)234-1312
excellent condition. Like TANDEM AXLE TRLR-can
new! $1600 (863)801-1666 haol car or truck, 16x6, all
metal, $800
'Driv 405 i(863)357-2346.
Automobiles CHEVY SILVERADO 1987, I
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
______II_______ bed Needs TLC. Some new CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Sports. $1000 (863)467-4459 Excellent condition. $8900.
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size, Okeechobee (863)357-0037
Automobiles 4005 multi color, runs needs CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Autos Wanted 4010 work, good tires, removable Excellent condition. $8900.
Classic Cars 4015 top, $2000 (863)763-8725. Okeechobee (863)357-0037
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new DODGE CARAVAN, '97- 6 cyl,
Equipment 4025 mtr, new 5 spd. trans, new 3.0 auto, running like new,
Foreign Cars 4030 upholstery, new brakes & nice paint, $2500 firm
Four Wheel Drive 4035 tires, cold air, needs body (863)983-3489. .
Heavy Duty Trucks4040 work, $2200.
Parts Repairs 4045 (863)467-7151 eves FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
Pickup Trucks 4050 A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
Pikup Trucktilit 4055 JEEP-'85, Selling partsor $3900. or best offer
sport Utility 4 who e. $ 650. 863-697-1742
Tractor Trailers 4060 (863)697-7421742
Utility Trailers 4065 (863)697-742 GMC VADUA, 1994 Captains
Vans 4070 JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84, Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player,
Camo paint job runs and body & motor good,
looks good $2500. $2500/neg 863-223-1859.
863-673-0920/675-9243.
Shop from a gift catalog
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS that's updated regulaly:
Cars from $5001 Tax Repos, the classifieds.
US Marshall and IRS sales) CADILLAC SEVILLE'93
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo- For parts. $200 D ll
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and (239)770-6855
more! For Listings Call 2 39)0- 68VII5
(800)571-0225 xC295. CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
CADILLAC STS '92- fully load- (863)763-1370
ed, AC, CD, gold STS rims, (8 63731 37-
sunroof, runs great, asking CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang- -... .
$3500 (863)675-0104. er PU, low top, fiberglass, Public Notice 5005
$300. (863)763-8622 or State Public -
CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94 (863)634-0517 Legal Notice 5500
Great for parts or project car
$1300 (863)599-1509 MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER motor, radiator ust replaced,
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER gotir atrans, $600
'88, new battery, cold air, new good tires, ba trans,$600 NOTICE
tires, runs good. $500 neg. (863)763-6888. LEGALNOTICE
(863)983-7546 RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels NOTICE OF SALE
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au- were on truck, $2000 call for TO: ClewsitonTheater/Northside Drive-
to., CD, Sunroof, 100,850 more details t
mi. Needs engine work (863)673-2671. You are hereby notified that the property
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643 TRANSMISSION Rebuilt stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewlston, 600
GEO METRO '92 4 door, 700' $300/best offer. Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
runs good, auto, no a/c, (863)467-8856 ton, Florida believed to be household
runs good, auo, no a/c, o and miscellaneous will be sold to the
$750 or best offer TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt, highest bidder for cash at 600 East
(863)467-1210 $250/besot eff r' Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August
(863)467-1210 $250/best offer. 20, 005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
HONDA ACCORD '89 runs (863)467-8856 satisfy rental In the amount of
very good, good gas mile- WENCH, Military. Style, $1391.00.
age, white, nds some body .10000 lb., hydraulics, pow- We rserv the right to refuse any and all
work $850 (786)234-2566 er take off & more. Excellent 77497 CGS 8/18/0S
MUSTANG LX, '93- Red, 4 cond. $400. (863)634-4202 LEGAL NOTICE
cyl, fuel injected, 62K mi on ..
rebuilt engine, auto reblt NOTICEOFSALE
trans, cold AC, new clutch, TO'RanulfaMartlnez,iJr.
sunroof, new front brakes, FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
cruise control, driver air bag, drive, auto, whole or for You are hereby notified that the property
looks and runs great, $3000 parts, $500 (863)763-5067 stored by you with S&E Propeoties,
Inc. Self Storega of Clewiston, 600
neg. (863)357-2177. 1,; n 9 Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewls-
Sneg.(863)357-2177. FORD F150 '88 w/good 302 to Foria'beleved to be househrd-
-OLi'S CUTLASS- '90, low motor, good work truck. and miscellaneous will be sold to the
miles, 4 door, Runs great. $400 or. best offer hihest bidderfor cash t 6 East
$1500. (863)634-2582 (863)357-3372 20, 005at the hour of 10:00 AM to
PONT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig. 14.5rental n th amount of
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STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive, SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under- PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
si ned, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
will sell at Public Sale by competitive Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
bidding, the personal propertyereto- applications) for permit have been received for project(s)jin Hendry County:
fore stored with the undersigned:
Juan Encarnacon B4 R & M Agriculture Management Inc, 505 Greenwood Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL 33972,
Juan Encamsaclon 54 has submitted Application 050722-14 for renewal of Water Use Permit
Mattresses misc.items 26-00427-W to Imrgate 72 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
Cand Conley 53 drawn from the Lower Tamlami Aquifer and the projects located in Section 35,
sc. items l -20 Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
Furniture, misc. items Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
Isabel Clsnero 23,24, 26 for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Furniture, TV mattresses & misc. items application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: nvi-
ConradoSantlzo-Dla eJ-7 ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
Washr, TV, mattsss & msc.tems 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
74878 CGSE8/11,18/05 within 21 days ftom the date of publication.
LEGAL NOTICE No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedinsa.
NOTICE OF SALE Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
TO: Shantorl Cooks after reviewing the staff report
77488CGS 8/18/05
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, Clewls-
tn,- Florida believed to be household REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ,
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 60 East The City of Pahoken is accepting Proposals for Janitorial Services for City Hall (A),
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August the Pahokee Police Department (B) and the City Recreation Center (C). interested
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to parties should contact the City Clerk at 561-924-5534, Ext. 28 to arrange an In-
atisfy rental in the amount of spectlon ofthe facilities. Bids may be made on any or all of the facilities. Sealed
$58850 bids must be received by 12noon on September 7,2005, Mall to: Ciy Clerk,
City of Pahokee,'attn: Janitorial Bids, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT MODIFICATION
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC SUCCES- DEP File No. 0430008-005-AC
SOR SERVICE FOR GREENPOINT Atlas-Transoll, Inc.
CREDIT, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MER- South Florida Thermal Services, Inc.
GER WITH GREENPOINT CREDIT Soil Remedlatlon Moore Haven Plant
CORP, Glades County
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 2005-620-CA The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its Intent
to issue an air construction permit modlication to Atlas-Transoil, Inc. for the
ELTON LEE WILLIAMS, JR.; THE UN- South Florda Thermal Services, Inc. Soil Remediation Moore Haven Plant located
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ELTON LEE WIL- at 1 Foxmoor Lane, Moore Haven, Glades County. The,permit authorizes the
LIAMS, JR.; CINDY G. WILLIAMS; THE modification of Construction Permits AC22-234736 dated May 3, 1995 and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY G. AC22-201772 dated November 6, 1991 for the approval of treatment of addition-
WILLIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING al petroleum-contaminated soil-like materials that has been approved as an Ater-
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID native Procedure under Rule 62-713, F.A.C. The Alternative Procedure was
DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND approved under Solid Waste Permits 0158443-002-SO; dated May 14, 2003 and .
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN- includes a Soil Sampling and Analysis Plan that will be incorporated into this per-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT- mit.
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND .TRUSTEES, AND ALL The Department will issue the Final permit with the attached conditions unless a re-
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ent decisIon or.significant change of terms orconditions.
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; CHARTER
ONE AUTO FINANCE CORP., F/K/A The Department will accept written comments concerning the proposed permit is-
AMERICAN CREDIT SERVICES, INC.; suance action for a period of fourteen days from the of publication of this
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT- Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Construction Permit Modification. Written
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY comments should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI- Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, Forida 33902-2549. Any written comments
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF filed shall be made available for public inspection. If written comments received
SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTH- result in a significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall
ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, revise the proposed permit and require, if applicable, another PublicNotice.
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, petition for an administrative hearing is filed pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
Defendant(s). 120.57, F.S before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petition-
NOTICE OF ACTION ing for a hearing are set forth below.
TO: CINDY G. WILLIAMS; THE UN- Mediationisnot available In this proceeding.
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY G. WIL- A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
LIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY sion may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN- 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth be-
DANT(SL. IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE- low and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE ment, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Rorida
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, 32399-3000. Petfitions filed by the permit applicant or any of the parties listed
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI- below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent Peti-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, tions fled by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM- tion 120.60(3), S., must be filed within fourteen ddys of publication of the
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR public notice or within fourteen days of mceipt of this notice ofintent, whichever
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN- occurs first Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the
DANT(S); Department for notice of agency action may file a petition fourteen days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail
Whose residence are/is unknown, a copy of the petition to the applicant atthe address indicated above at the time
of filing. The ailure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time pe-
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your riod shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative
answer or written defenses, if any, in determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. or to intervene
the above proceeding with the Clerk of in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
this Court, and.to serve a copy thereof will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose compliancewith Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
nameand address appears hereon, on
or before Sept. 20,2005 the nature of A petion that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action Is
this proceeding being a suit for fore- based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each
closure of mortgage against the fol- agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b)
lowing described property, to wit: The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name, address,
S and telephone number of the petioner's representative, if any, which shall be the
THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH- address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
EAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE nation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE determination; .(c) A statement of how and when petitioner received notice of the
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC- agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, trial fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement
RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends
FLORIDA. LESS RIGHT-FO-WAY FOR warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f A statement
SR 78. of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modffi-
cation of the agency's proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought
To Include a: by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to take
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE with rspectto the agency's proposed action.
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA14613348A, A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Departments ac-
TITLE NO. 79021572 tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE 28-106.301, EAC.
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA14613348B,
TITLE NO. 79021567 Because the administmtive hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Departments final action may be di7-
IA/ / ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial In-
terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
6060 COUNTY ROAD78 WEST application have the right to.petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935 /6irdance with the requirements set forth above.
If you fail to file your answer or written A-ioplete project file Is available for public inspection during normal business
defenses in the above proceeding, on hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en- Florida Department of Environmental Protecton, South District, 2295 Victoria
ered 'against you for the relief de- Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
manded In the Complaint or Petition.
The complete project file includes the application, technical evaluations, Draft per-
DATED at HENDRY County this 9th day mit, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of coni-
of August, 2005. dental records under Section 403.111, FS. Interested persons may contact the
District's Air Program Administrator or the project engineer, at 2295 Victoria Ave-
Clerk of the Circuit Court nue, Suite 364, Fort Myers orcall 239/332-6975, for additional Information.
By/S/Hammond 76932 CGS 8/18/05
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act ol 1990, persons PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTTO ISSUE AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
needing a peclal accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should STATE OF FLORIDA
contact the ASA Coordinator no later DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
than seven (7) days prior to the pro- DEP File No. 0510003-033-AC
ceedlngs, It hearing Impalred, United States SugarCorporation
please call (800) 955-9771 (TED) or U.S. Sugar Clewiston Mill
800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Clewiston, Florida
slay Service. Hendry County
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra The Department ofEnvironmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent
9204 King Palm Drive to issue an air construction permit to United States Sugar Crporation, for'the
Tampa, FL 33619-1328 U.S. Sugar Clewlston Mill, ocat at W., Owens Ave. nd S. 832, Clewiston,
Tel (813) 915-8660 Florida, Hendry County. Tt% p nit authorizes United Stftes SUar'Corporatisn
Fax (813) 915-0559 to construct one (1) Limestone Storage Silo complete with one (1) bin vent filter
Attomey for Plaintiff for control of PMPM10 emissions, at the facility Molasses Plant location. The
76586 CGS 8/18,25/05 silo is filled pneumatically by truck and discharged by gravity to a mechanical au-
ger. The potential PM emissions is 0.55 tons/year
SINTHECIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT The Department will Issue the Final permit ith the attached conditions unless a re-
IN AND FOR sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA ent decision or significant change of terms or condgitons.
EILEEN L. RAULERSON and LAWRENCE The Department will accept written comments concerning the proposed permit Is-
W. RAULERSON, husbanandand wife, suance action for a period of fourteen days from the date of publication of this
Plaintiff, Public Notice of Intent to issue Air Construction Permit. Written comments
v. CASE NO.: 05CAl185 should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection, Post Office
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees, Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. Any written comments filed shall be
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, made available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a
trustees, or other claimants claiming significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall revise the
by, through, under, or against AU- proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
GUSTA URROWS, DECEASED; and
any and all unknown parties claiming The Department will Issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
by, through, under and against the petition for an administrative hearing is filed pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
herein named individual Defendant 120.57, F.S. before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petition-
who are not known to be dead or ing for a hearing are set forth below.
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an interest as spouses, Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
heirs, devices, grantes,ane, or other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
DOE, as unknown tenants in posses- sion may petition for an administrative proceeding hearing ) under Sections
S.in iv 120.569 and 120.57, F.ES. The petition must contain the information set forth be-
[, v.o i,]i. low and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida,
NOTICEOFACTION 32399-3000. Petitions filed by the permit applicant or any of the parties listed
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent Peti-
tions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs, lion 120.60(3), ES. must be filed within fourteen day;s of publication of the
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign- public, notice or within fourteen days of receipt o f this notice of intent, whichever
eas, lienors, creditors, trustees, or occurs first Under Section 120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the
other claimants claiming by, through, Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of
under, or against AUGUSTA U- receipt ofthat notice, rgardlessofthedateof publication. Apetitionershall mall
ROWS, DECEASED,; and any and all a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time
unknown parties claiming by, through, of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time pe-
under and against the herein named riod shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative
individual Defendant who are not determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FS. or to intervene
known it be dead or alive, whether in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
said unknown parties may claim an in- will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
terest as spouses, heirs, devises, compliance with Rule 28-106.205, EA.C.
grantees, or other claimants; and n h
OHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un- A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departmentsa action is
known tenants in possession, if any, based must contain then following information: (a).The name and address of each
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY agency affected and each agency tile or idenfificafion number, if known; (b)
CONCERN: The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name, address,
and telephone number of the petitioner's representative i any, which shall be the
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to address for service purposes during the course ofthe proceeding; and an expla-
quiet title on the following real proper- nation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency
ty in Glades County, Florida: determination; (c) A statement of how and when petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed Issues of ma-
Lot 4, Block D, WOODLAWN PARK SUB- toeial fact If the are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise state-
DIVISION, according to the plat hreof ment of the ultimate facts alleged, Including the specific facts the petitioner
recorded In Plat Book 1, Page 74, contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A
Public Records of Glades County, statement of the specific rules or statutes the pettioner contends require reversal
Florida. or modification of the agency' proposed action and (g) A statement of the re-
lief sought by the petitionr, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the
has been filed against you and you are agency to take with respecttothe agency's proposed action.
required to serve a copy ofn yur writ- .
ten defenses, if any, to it on Allsos C. A petilon that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Departmantfs ec-
Hussey, Pavene Law Firm, Attorneys ion Is oased shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of- contain the sante Information as set forth above, as required by Rule
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975, 28-106:301, F.A.C.
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
th original with the Clerk of this Court Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
either before service on the plaintiffs action, the filing of a'petltion means that the Departments final action may be dif-
attorney or Immediately thereafter; ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial In-
otherwise a Default will be entered terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
against you for the reliefademanded In application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, In ac-
the Complaint. cordance with the requirements setlforth above.
Dated on this the 11th day of August, A complete project file Is available for public Inspection during normal business
2005.s hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m,, Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria
JOE FLINT Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis The complete project file includes the application, technical evaluations, Draft per-
Deputy Clerk mit, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confi-
76960 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05 dental records under Section 403.111, ES. Interested persons may contact the
Districts Air Program Administrator or the project engineer, at 2295 Victoria Ave-
NOTICE nue, Suite 364, Fort Myers or call 239/332-6975, for additional information.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L. RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05CA186
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against HATT
HILL WILLIAMSON, DECEASED; and
any and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
herein named Individual Defendant
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an Interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; nd JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants In posses-
sion, lfany,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ATON
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against HATTE HILL WIL-
LIAMSON, DECEASED,; and any and
all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under and against the herein
named individual Defendant who are
not known to be dead or alive, wheth-
er said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants; and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants In possession, if any,
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet tile on the following real proper-
ty in Glades County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block 5, FORDSTON AT LABELLE
FLORIDA, UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plnt hereof recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 34, Public Records of Glades
County, Florda.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the CompalnL
Dated on this the 11th day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-5813CA


WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2005-173-CA
ROMAN CABRERA, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated August 03, 2005 and en-
tered In Case NO. 2005-173-CA of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida where WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
-INC., Is the Plaintiff and ROMAN CAB-
RERA; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMS;
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidde r cash at IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING.THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
-CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00
AM, on the 7th day of SEPTEMBER,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment
LOT 13, BLOCK 8, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2004 LIGHTHOUSE LANE,
LABELLE, FL 33935-5317
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on August 10,2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until AU-
GUST 31 2005 for lid
*#06-0002(RFQ) REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS 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 faxed or mailed.
Hendry County School Board'
Rick Murphy Chairman
74873 C/CGS 8/11,18/05
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry Count Hospital Authority Fi-
nancial Committee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugadand
Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
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WALTER G. MCCORMACK and
KENDRICK S. RICHARDS,
Plaintiffs
vs.
MILLICENT WRIGHT,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MILLICENT WRIGHT, if alive, or if
dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, credi-
tors, grantees, and all parties having
or claiming by, through, under or
against them, and any and all persons
claiming any eight, title, interest, claim,
lien, estate or demand against the De-
fendants in regards to the following
described property in Hendry County,
Forida:
LOT 30, BLOCK 2190, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 6, a subdivision, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 109 of the Public Reocrds 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
flied against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on
Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16th PLACE #2, CAPE CO-
RAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box 1760,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before
September 19, 2005, or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in this
Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks
in a newspaper of general circulation
published in Hendry County, lorida.
Dated this 12th day August, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By: S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, PRA.
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Cape Coral, Florida 33904
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77477 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05


HENRY 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, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51 and
1001.43 ES.
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 estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lcation ofthis 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 submittedtothe Superintendent
of Schools in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all 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 be 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 County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
leastt48 hours priorto the meeting or workshop.
Notice: It 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 8/4,11,180CB8/18/05


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 SF7 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
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE



ties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to these proposed Or-
dinances:
Ordinance 2005-02: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,
AMENDING DIVISION 3 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD, AMENDING SEC-
TION 2 153 MEMBERSHIP PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS.
Ordinance 2005-03: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,
AMENDING DIVISION 4 COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, AMENDING SEC-
TION 2-159 MEMBERSHIP PROVIDING FOR-CODIFICATION, PROVIDING A SEV-
ERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL OTHER PURPOSES. :

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with re-
spect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Patricia McLean
City Clerk B '.
77611 CGS 8/18/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
appllcation(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Chester Rust (Muse Farm) PO Box 2817, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Appli-
cation 050629-11 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00264-W to Irrigate 230
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
uifer and the project Is located in Section 21, Township 44 South, Range 28
East. .
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a Written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication. .
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In order to remaireadvlsed of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report
77483 CGS 8/18t/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
1012.65 EFS. .
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, atthe 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.
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Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
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Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 03925 at
least 48 hours priorto the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), ES.
70554 CGS 8/4,11,18 CB 8/18/05


Littlebugs with a big bite; those pesl inosquitoes


While sipping hig coffee and
doing some work, Radford Uni-
versity biology professor Samuel
Zeakes asks some patrons at the
coffee shop if they know which
animal is responsible for the
deaths of between one and two
million people per year.
Responses include shark and
crocodile attacks, scorpion and
bee stings, spider bites, Mad Cow
Disease, snakebites, and, his
favorite, being eaten by a killer
whale.
"Of course none of these are
correct! The correct answer is
mosquitoes. Mosquitoes you say.
Yes. Mosquitoes," says Zeakes.
But only indirectly.
Indirectly, he says, because it's
not the mosquitoes that kill peo-
ple but the parasites they trans-
mit.
"Most people have heard of
West Nile Virus. They have also
heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting
malaria because it is not endemic
(normally present) in the United
States," says Zeakes. About 80
percent of malaria cases occur in
tropical Africa. Worldwide, the
malaria parasite is responsible for
approximately 1.3 million human
deaths per year and currently
ranks as the most deadly disease
in the world, he says.
Malaria is an infection of
human red blood cells caused by'
a microscopic parasite transmit-
ted from person to person by the
bite of an infected mosquito.
"Only female mosquitoes
actually bite humans," says
Zeakes. "They are after the iron
from the hemoglobin in our red
blood cells, which they need to
manufacture mosquito eggs. The
mosquitoes become infected by
the malaria parasite when they
take a blood meal from an infect-
ed human and then inject the
parasite into other humans when
they feed again. It's a vicious
cycle and results in much human
suffering."
Most Americans don't need to
worry about becoming infected.
with malaria unless they are trav-
eling to areas where the disease
is endemic, says Zeakes. If this is
the case, he advises that you ask
your doctor for a prescription for
an anti-malarial drug, which may
help you avoid becoming infect-
ed.
In the United States, mosqui-
toes are more likely to transmit viral
encephalitis, such as West Nile
Virus. Besides protecting yourself,
it's important to protect your pets,
says Zeakes. Mosquitoes can trans-
mit heartworms to dogs.


"Most people have heard of West Nile Virus.
They have also heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting malaria
because it is not endemic (normally present) in
the United States."
-- Samuel Zeakes,
Radford University biology professor


Protecting yourself and others
starts at home, he says. "Do not
let water sit in unused containers,
such as flowerpots, cups, vases,
etc. Regularly clean birdbaths,
unclog gutters, and dispose of old
tires because these are places
where mosquitoes may breed. If
you have ,pond, it can be treated
with a commercial product, a
bacterial larvicide that selectively
kills mosquito larva but will not
harm other species."
If you sleep with your win-
dows open, protect yourself from
being bitten by making sure your
windows are screened, says
Zeakes. If you go- outdoors during
the times when mosquitoes feed,
wear light-colored clothing. A.
light, cotton, long-sleeved turtle-
neck shirt is best. If it is too hot to
wear a long-sleeved shirt, apply
an insecticide, but be careful, he
says. Try to use a minimum of
spray on bare skin, especially
children's skin. It is better to mist
the spray onto your clothing,
avoiding bare skin where possi-
ble, and to protect eyes at all
times.
"Read directions very careful-
ly," Zeakes says. "An insecticide
improperly used could cause
more serious harm than the pests
you are trying to control."
Another harmful pest to look
out for is the tick. The most com-
mon tick-borne disease in the
United States is Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infec-
tion caused by Borrelia burgdor-
feri and is transmitted to humans
by tiny ticks commonly known as
Black-legged or Deer ticks
(Ixodes damrriini). These ticks
can also transmit several other
parasitic diseases. Other ticks,
such as the Brown dog tick and
the Wood tick, may transmit
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
To protect yourself from ticks,
wear light-colored clothing when
hiking or camping or when visit-
ing potentially tick-infested areas.
Wear a hat. When you come
indoors it is important to check
for ticks, especially on children,
because some ticks, such as the
Deer tick, can be smaller than a
poppy seed. This makes them


hard to see. Ticks like to hide in
the ,folds of the ear, under
armpits, and especially in the hair
of the head, so search carefully,
says Zeakes.
"If you have applied a pesti-
cide to your clothes and skin, take
a shower as .soon as you can to
help remove the pesticide,'" he,
says. "Also be sure to, wash your
clothes, not only to remove the
pesticide, but also to kill ticks that-
may be attached."
If you do discover a tick,


don't panic and tear it off. It is
important to follow the proper
procedure to safely remove it,
says Zeakes.
"Do not pull the tick off with
your fingers, as this mnay allow
tick mouth parts to remain in the
flesh, potentially resulting in an
infection," he said.
Also, pulling the tick off may
allow parasites, such as the bac-
terium that causes Lyme disease,
or the organism that causes
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, to
enter through a wound. Humans
have, become infected with
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
when removing ticks from dogs.
Never use a match or lighter to
burn the tick when trying to
remove it, says Zeakes. Applying
petroleum jelly to remove the tick
does not work,
"The best way to remove the
tick is to use tweezers," he said.
"Carefully grasp the tick as close


to the embedded mouthparts as
you can. Turn the tick's body ver-
tical. (Its rear-end will be facing
up towards you). Increase pulling
pressure until the tick's mouth-
parts break loose from the skin.
Rinse the wound with peroxide."
For step-by-step instructions
on how to remove a tick, look on
line at http://kidshealth.org/par-
ent/infections/bacterial_viral/lym
e.html. After removing, place the
tick in rubbing alcohol to kill it.
"Keep the preserved tick, as it
may prove valuable in diagnosis if
the person from whom the tick
was removed gets sick," says
Zeakes.
Over the following days, mon-
itor the person from whom the
tick was removed, particularly
children, says Zeakes. The symp-
toms of Lyme disease are similar
to those experienced with the flu:
Headache, stiff neck, fever, mus-
cle aches and fatigue. The area of


the bite may develop a rash that
looks like a bull's eye on light skin
and like a bruise on darker skin.
This rash varies in size and devel-
ops in approximately 60 percent
of infected individuals. If symp-
toms appear, it is crucial to see a
doctor right away because Lyme
disease is treatable in the early
stages, says Zeakes.
To learn more about Rocky
.Mountain Spotted Fever visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/
rmsf or http://www.astdhpphe.
org/infect/rms.html.
Just using common sense can
protect you from pests and the
diseases they transmit, says
Zeakes. Mosquitoes and ticks
thrive in warm, damp environ-
ments, so this time of year is per-
fect for them. During these hot
summer days protect yourself,
your family, friends and pets from
these potentially disease-spread-
ing pests.


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