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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: September 1, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, September 1,2005 Volume 79, Number 11


At a Glance

Lakeport meeting
is scheduled
The Lakeport Community
Association will have a
spaghetti dinner at the next
meeting on Tuesday, Sept.
13, at 7 p.m. at the Commu-
nity Center. All members
please bring a dessert. Din-
ner will be furnished by the
LCA. Dues are $20 per
household. All. Lakeport resi-
dents are invited to attend.

Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be
offering FREE smoking ces-
sation classes beginning
Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health
Department 1140 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle, Florida 33975. The
class is a seven-week course
that will meet on Wednes-
days. If you have any ques-
tions please call Lasheba at
674-4056 Ext. 128.

Free services
to help elders
Center for Independent
Living will be doing outreach
on a regular basis at the
Moore Haven, Clewiston,
and LaBelle sites between
the hours of noon-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
In August will feature dis-
cussions \itlh Center for
Independent Living repre-
sentative in LaBelle, Moore
Haven and Clewiston with
information about the center
and what services it pro-
vides. Take advantage of this
. free service to inform your-
selves about how the center
can help people with disabil-
ities achieve independence
and self determination in
their lives. All meetings take
place from 4-5 p.m. at local
Senior Connections offices:
Aug. 31 in Moore Haven. Call
946-1821 in Moore Haven,
983-7088 in Clewiston, and
675-1446 in Labelle, for more
information.

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
Connections office in Moore
Haven. Legal help from Flori-
da Rural Legal Services is
available at the Nobles
Senior Center in LaBelle on
the second Wednesday of
'each month from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. Please call 675-
1446 to make appointment.

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Index
Classifieds ..... 18-21
Obituaries .. . .2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .7
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Management issues asked


By Bill Fabian
MOORE. HAVEN Glades
County Commissioners were pre-
sented an opportunity to revitalize
the Indian Prairie Canal Camp-
ground, which had been in years
past a very popular site for camp-
ing, fishing and hunting in Glades
County. .The presentation of the
opportunity was made at a meet-
ing of the BOCC on Aug. 22, in
Moore Haven.
Mark Glisson, of Florida Depart-


ment of Environmental Protection
Division of State Lands (DEP/DSL),
offered Glades County the oppor-
tunity to assume management of
Indian Prairie Canal Campground,
which until recently had been
operated. by the U. S. Army Corps'
of Engineers (USACOE). He sug-
gested an interim one-year man-
agement agreement "memo of
understanding", rather than a
long-term lease contract, giving
the county authority and choice of
collection of fees for use of the
boat ramp and campground. He


stated the boat ramp needed
some improvement.
He also stated that $50,000
"start up kit" funds are available
for picnic tables, picnic pavilion,
and 10-space parking lot. FRDAP
(Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program) has
$250,000-$300,000 grant available
to provide for a great deal of addi-
tional improvements, depending.
on what the county wants to do in
that area.
He mentioned Clivus Multrum
(http://www.clivusmultrum.com/


) self-contained composting, toi-
lets, "iron rangers" fee collection
boxes, and as well as grant writing
assistance provided, and the
matching funds requirement will
be waived for Glades County, and
DEP engineers are available to
design park or campground as
long as it's for public recreation.
He emphasized it was up to the
county to decide what they want-
ed there and whether or not to
charge usage fees for the camp-
ground and/or boat ramp. '
Presently FRDAP offers no


recurring management funding.
-Indian Prairie Canal runs along a
narrow strip from SR 78 to the
boat ramp and a gate, but the land
runs back to the lake and campers
have accessed the point from the
lake.
Commissioner Echols noted.
the concrete ramp can accommo-
date a 22' bass boat, and that
campers come from the lake and
an RV motor, home could not
See Camp Page 10


Fish kill is



found in the



Rim Canal


By Loma Jablonski
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
Weather conditions and pas-
ture runoff are partially to
blame for a fish kill in an area
south of the Henry Creek Locks
in the Rim Canal, according to
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC)
biologist Steve Gornak.
"These fish kills occur when
an area has a great deal of rain
and cloudy weather condi-
tions. When a large amount of
rain runs off pasture land and,
into the lake and canals, organ-
ics are washed into the water
that deplete the dissolved oxy-


gen in the water causing the
fish to, either leave the area or
suffocate," explained Mr. Gor-
nak.
No matter what the cause,
the results are not pleasant to
residents living along the Rim
Canal south of the Henry Creek
Locks. The smell of decaying
fish is permeating their homes
even when windows and doors
are kept closed and air condi-
tioning units are kept running
at full strength.
"It smells really awful," stat-
ed resident arid local fishing
guide Justin Schwvier. "You
See Fish-- Page 10


Are your
students safe?
By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Just
before 3 p.m. each weekday, one
may bear witness to a frightening
and outrageous phenomenon
on U.S. 27, between Sixth and
Tenth Streets. Students, mostly
coming from Moore Haven Jr./Sr.
High School, choose not to use
the designated crosswalks at
Sixth and Tenth Streets, but
instead to cross the highway in
front of U-Save and Joey's Pizza
and Subs.
At this point, there is not a
crosswalk, a stop sign or a traffic
light, and oncoming cars and
trucks travel without expecting a
large group of high school stu-
dents to abruptly stop traffic. In
fact, students have been wit-
nessed holding a hand up to traf-


Several local residents have witnessed the students sig-
naling with their hands to oncoming traffic to stop and
allow students to jaywalk in mass droves. These students
simply ran out through a gap in the traffic.


fic, stopping the cars and trucks,
while large groups of students
cross the busy highway.
According to Glades County
Schools Administrative Supervi-


sor Scott Bass, this has been a
major problem since school
started.
See Danger- Page 10


Deep roots in Glades County


By Barbara Oehlbeck


Editor's note: Glades County
may be short on big cities, theme
parks, race tracks and the like
but she's rich in natural wonders
and outstanding people. This is
another in the on-going series of
interesting people, places, and
events.
Dedicated determination is a
way of life and-business for
Stephanie Weatherford.
First things first, she says,
which was to establish her own
business in real estate. This is
now an accomplished fact.
Licensed in real estate for three
years, a licensed broker for two
years, her relatively new busi-
ness, Home & Ranch Real Estate,
is now firmly established in
LaBelle with offices at 30 Hardee
Street, Suite B, just one door
north of Log Cabin Barbecue.
She believes in quality service
that her offices reflect with distinc-
tive art on the walls, handsome
furniture, and good manners that
she absolutely insists on from


those who work for her. And it
just so happens, there's an invit-
ing porch leading to her offices.
Although devoted to LaBelle,
Stephanie had her heart set on
country living, which is now a
very real part of her life. After
plans for her country home were
decided upon, she did all the
paperwork for building, permits,
etc. and became her own con-
tractor for her country dream.
When asked how she man-
aged to keep herself and two
children happy as a family, keep
a growing business going, and
be a contractor all at the same
time, she simply says, "You work
at what you want. If you want it
strongly enough and do your
homework, it's surprising what
you can do. And it's wonderful to
have such a great school as West
Glades Elementary so nearby for
my kids to attend."
As to a particular place in the
country, she says she was deter-
mined to plant herself and her
family and grow deep root in
Muse, Glades County. And that's


just what she did on Shalimar
Drive, where shade trees are
abundant and the fresh fragrance
of the forest wafts in and out and
around the house night and day.
Her view from all sides is lush
green and growing
Prior to real estate, she was in
Nashville as a songwriter and
musician. She sings, plays the gui-
tar and piano. While in Nashville,
she recorded two records. Before
Nashville, she worked five years
for a contractor.
And so why the switch to real
estate? Turning on a bright and
beautiful smile, her answer is
straightforward and to the point.
"I noticed a strong interest in
homes and land, it was a hot
topic. I had sensed that the mar-
ket was not only good, it was
great and I wanted to be part of it.
I'm a people person and I really
liked the idea of working directly
with people and flexible hours.
So I enrolled in the lest real
estate class I could find, went
See Roots Page 7


BRIGHTON When you
visit the Brighton Seminole
Casino you may never know
about the double lives of some
employees working there. No,
they are not secret agents. But
some of them have secret lives
as amateur and semi-profes-,
sional rock.stars, musicians,
singer and actors.
Well, the secret's out now
about the Brighton Casino's.
talented controller, Montie
Spivey. He's an accountant by
day at the casino and he sings,


acts and dances by night
whenever.he gets.the chance.
He had the chance to strut his
stuff on stage in front of a
large audience on Tuesday,
Aug. 16 at the First Annual
Employee Talent Show held at
the Seminole Tribe of Flori-
da's new concert venue, the
sensational Hard Rock Live at
the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
and Casino in Hollywood,
Florida.
See Talent -Page 10


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Obituaries


Valerie A. Coffey
Valerie A. Coffey, 83, activist of
Moore Haven, Fla., formerly of
Miami, Fla., passed away peaceful-
ly in her home Tuesday morning.
Cherished, loved and survived by
her husband of 56 years, John B.
Coffey; sons, Christopher, Kendall,
Kevin; daughters-in-law, Adrianne,
Joni, Shelly and beloved grandchil-
dren Justin, Alexandra, Meredith,
Aidan, Aubrey, Alaine and grand-
daughter-in-law, Stephanie. We
love you and will miss you always
your remembrance brings a
smile to sad tears.
Viewing was held Friday
evening, Aug. 26, with the funeral
on Saturday at Buxton Funeral
Home. In lieu of flowers please
send donations to the Moore
Haven Lions Club.
Juanita L. Varnadoe
Juanita Lovette-Lindsey Varna-
doe, 89, of Clewiston passed away
on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005 in her
home, where she lived for many
years. She was born in Colquitte
County, Georgia to Fent and Sue
Lovette. She came to Clewiston in
1952 where she raised her three
children, John M. Lindsey, Jr., Ver-
nelle Lindsey Davis, and Richard
"Bo" Lindsey.
She worked as a tour guide for


the sugar mill and then became a
homemaker. She enjoyed cooking
and spending time with her friends
and family, especially grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children;
Vernelle Davis, Bo and Jackie Lind-
sey, and three brothers; Howard
"Bud" Lovette, James Malone
Lovette, and Raymond G. Lovette.
Grandchildren are Jennifer D.
McGee, Luther "Clay" Davis, James
"Cliff" Davis; Laurie Lindsey, Dee
Dee Beck, Wayne Lindsey, Davis
Lindsey, Steve Lindsey, Marcie
Altizer, and Michelle Hackney. She
had 16 great grandchildren.
Her son John M. Lindsey pre-
ceded her in death. Elder, Gay, held
the service Aug. 26, 2005 at Akin -
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Madeline Joyner Hooks
Madeline Joyner Hooks, passed
away Aug. 27, 2005. Madeline was.
born in Millen, Georgia. She has
lived in Florida since 1957. She
experienced a lot of life's pleasure
and traveled to beautiful places
since her marriage to Rudolph
Hooks, Sr. in 1976. They attended
the Church of God in Belle Glade.
She is survived by her husband
Rudy, her three children Shirley
(Raymond) and Heath, Christie
(Roy) S. and Trevo, Hal (Linda)


Angela and Tara.
Rudy's children: Rudolph, Jr.,
Shirley (Barry) and Kelly Ann,
Donna (Larry), Justin Rudolph and
Carrie Willena. Three great-grand-
children, Ashely, Kayla and
Andrew. Two brothers Royce and
Jerald Joyner of Tennessee.
There will be a memorial serv-
ice at Glades Funeral Chapel in
Belle Glade.
Madeline will be laid to rest in
Georgia per her request and will be
greatly missed by all her loved ones
until together again in Glory.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.
Randy D. Johnson
Randy D. Johnson was born in
Pahokee but was a native of Belle
Glade, passed away Aug. 23, 2005
at Glades General Hospital.
Randy was born Oct. 21, 1966,
Randy and was preceded in death
by his mother, Betty S. Johnson.
Survivors include his father, Ralph
Johnson; brothers Terry Johnson,.
of Belle Glade; Danny Johnson of
Jonesboro, Tennessee;, grand-
mother, Nora Kirkland, of
Albertville, Alabama; cousin, Lee
Dupree, of Clewiston; and many
nieces and nephews, aunts,
uncles, cousins in Florida, Ten-
nessee, Alabama, and Texas.


Reinaldo Giniebra, Sr.
Reinaldo Giniebra, Sr, 76, of
Belle Glade. Mr. Giniebra was a
native of Camaguey, Cuba. He has
been a resident of Belle Glade for
35 years. His survivors include his
wife Marta; five sons Reinaldo
Giniebra Jr. of Belle Glade, Jorge
Giniebra of Belle Glade, Willie
Giniebra of Alabama, Luis Giniebra
of Belle Glade, Ricky Giniebra of
Lake Worth. Also, his 11 grandchil-
dren and nine great grandchildren.
His burial services were held at
Hilcrest Memorial Park in West
Palm Beach.
Pallbearers were all five sons
and grandsons. All arrangements
by Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade.
Martal Dela Fe
Mrs. Dela Fe was a native of
Camaguey, Cuba. She has been a
resident of Belle Glade since 1970.
Her survivors include.her husband
Rafael Dela Fe, Sr., one son Rafael
Dela Fe, Jr. of Belle Glade. One
daughter Suhey Dela Fe of Belle
Glade. Also her two lovely grand-
daughters. Her burial services were
held at Hilcrest Memorial Park in
West Palm Beach.
Pallbearers were all her broth-
ers and son-in-law.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel.


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Wedding


Submitted to INIVNerdell Bolden
Lonette Bolden and Rovone
Philip Smith.

Bolden and

Smith wed
Lonette Bolden and Rovone
Philip Smith were united in mar-
riage Aug. 6, 2005 at St. John First
Missionary Baptist Church in Belle
Glade. The bride is the daughter of
Lonnie and Verdell Bolden of Belle
Glade. Rovone is .the son of
Yvonne Carpon of Miami and
Philip Smith of the Bahamas.
The Reverend Michael Collier
of Belle Glade performed the cere-
mony. The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father Lonnie Bolden.
The bride, a graduate of Glades
Central Community High School,
the University of Central Florida
and a graduate student completing


her internship at Webster Universi-
ty in Orlando in the field of Mental
Health Counseling. She is the
Social Services Director for Avante
Nursing and Rehab Center in St.
Cloud, Florida. The groom, a grad-
uate of Turner Tech in Miami, the
University of Central Florida and
Webster University with a Masters
degree in Human Resource Man-
agement and Human Resource
Development. He is a Medication
Safety Coordinator at Florida Hos-
pital in Orlando, Florida.
Maid of honor Jennifer Bolden
of Orlando, Fla., bridesmaids; Feli-
cia Alexander-McGee of St. Cloud,
Fla., Paula Beards of Sarasota, Fla.,
Shena Btggs of Brunswick, Ga.,
Latoya Nelson of Casselberry, Fla.,
Cecilia Newman of Royal Palm,
Fla.
Best man Demico Ambriser of
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., groomsmen;'
Kenol Augustin of Miami, Fla.,
David Henderson of Belle Glade,
Guerson Louis OF Pensacola, Fla.,
Dennis Nelson of Casselberry, Fla.,
Gary Pericles of Winter Park, Fla.
Flower girl, Marneisha Smith of
Miami, Fla. Ushers, Odell Cain of
Eden, N.C., Willie Williams of
Winter Park, Fla.
Music was provided by Jameri-
can Sounz of Kissimmee, Fla.
Soloist Mr. Kelvin Wright of Belle
Glade. Wedding Coordinator
Tonya L. Bolden of Tampa, Fla.
Floral arrangements/Church deco-
rations by Mrs. Doris Parker of
Pahokee, Fla., reception hall deco-
ration provided by T.A.M. of
Miami, Fla., the parents hosed a


reception at The Dolly Hand Cul-
tural Arts Center/catering by Cen-
tral Kitchen of Belle Glade.


The couple honeymooned in
Cancun, Mexico. They will reside
in Winter Springs, Fla.


Submitted to INI/John Hicks
Pet of the week winner
No matter the mood of his owners, "Pepper" always has
a friendly wag of the tail greeting for his owners, John
and Kathy Hicks, of Clewiston. Pepper really knows to
shake things up in the Hicks' household and doesn't
believe there is such a thing as bad moods. Pepper is
this week's Pet of the Week winner and is entitled to a
day at the pet spa, sponsored by Belle Glade veterinari-
an, Doc Savvy. Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital can be
reached at (561) 996-5500. If you have interesting pic-
tures of your pets, send them to myoung@newszap.com
to be entered into the weekly contest.


Share Food Program comes to Pahokee


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Saturday, September 3, 2005
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sprinkles, Inc.
"As Sweet As It Gets"
Chocolates Gummies Lollipops Old Fashioned
. Pecan Rolls and Logs Pecan Brittle Coffee Gifts
136 SE MLK Blvd.. Belle Glade -


PAHOKEE Call your sisters,
brothers, aunts, and uncles it's
not a secret. You are invited to
come out and celebrate a brand
new program that has arrived at
the Pahokee Beacon Center
called the Share Food Program.
This Program is where you can
save 50 percent on wholesome,
quality food. The Share Food Pro-
gram distributes a basic package
every month for $18.50. It consists
of frozen meats, fresh produce,
and grocery items. The Pahokee
Beacon has collaborated with this
company and will be a designated
site for the Pahokee area.
To introduce this program, the
Pahokee Beacon Center would
like to welcome all community
members, business, churches,
and anyone else that would like
to attend its first annual Share
Taste Testing Event at Pahokee
Elementary School cafeteria Sept.
1 at 5 p.m. Samples of Share Food
products will be on display for
you to see what you will be get-


ting for $18.50.
There will be samplings of.the
different types of foods that Share
offered for the month of August.
The Beacon Center will be taking
orders that night-if you are inter-


ested in ordering anything. Pay-
ment is expected when you place
your order.
If you need additional informa-
tion please contact Anita Davis at
(561) 924-6544 at anytime.


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Floodwaters may bring health dangers; say experts


Recent rains and tropical
storms have left Florida water-
logged. Waterways are at capaci-
ty or flooding. All this water
brings with it increased health
risks.
One potential danger is from
the water itself. Floodwaters
may carry toxins washed from
roadways, fertilizers from yards
and bacteria from manure.
Flooding can also compromise
septic tank systems, increasing
the risk of overflows and the
spread of e coli bacteria. As
much as possible, stay out of the
floodwater. It is especially
important to keep children out
of the water.
Watch where you step and
where you go. Flooded areas
may increase the danger from
insects and snakes. Flooded


areas may see an increase in
mosquitoes, which breed in
stagnant water. Flooding can
also cause snakes to leave their
homes in search of higher
ground, increasing the risk they
will make contact with humans.
The following tips for flood
safety came from the National
Weather Service:
Get out of areas subject to
flooding. This includes dips, low
spots, etc.
Avoid already flooded
areas. Do not attempt to cross
flowing streams.
If driving, be aware that the
roadbed may not be intact under
floodwaters. Turn around and go
another way. NEVER drive
through flooded roadways.
Nearly half of all flood/flash
flood fatalities are auto-related.


e If your vehicle stalls, leave it
immediately and seek higher
ground. Rising water may engulf
your vehicle and its occupants.
Remember, it's better to be wet
than dead!
Be especially cautious at
night when it's harder to recog-
nize flooding dangers.
Do not camp or park your
vehicle along streams during
threatening conditions.
Children should NEVER
play around high water or storm
drains. Do not let children play in
floodwaters. Floodwaters may
carry disease and toxins.
If fresh food has come in
contact with floodwaters, throw
it out.
Boil drinking water before
using. Wells should be pumped
'.out and the water tested for puri-


ty before drinking. If in doubt,
call your local public health
authority.
* Do not visit flood areas.
Your presence might hamper
rescue and other emergency
operations.
Electrical equipment
should. be checked and dried
before being returned to service.
Use flashlights (not
lanterns, torches, or matches) to
examine buildings. Flammables
may be inside.
Report broken utility lines
to appropriate authorities.
FEMA offers additional flood-
ing information:
Freshwater floods account-
ed for more than half (59 per-
cent) of U.S. tropical cyclone
deaths over the past 30 years.
These floods are why 63 percent


of U.S. tropical cyclone deaths
during that period occurred in
inland counties.
Over the past 30 years, 78
percent of children killed by
tropical cyclones drowned in
freshwater floods.
One cubic yard of water
weighs 1,700 pounds. The aver-
age automobile weighs 3,400
pounds. Many automobiles will
float in just two feet of water.
The average person can be
swept off their feet in six inches
of moving water.
The average automobile
can be swept off the road in 12
inches of moving water.
The average automobile
can be swept off the road in 12
inches of moving water. At least
23 percent of U.S. tropical
cyclone deaths occur to people


who drown in, or attempting to
abandon, their cars.
Rainfall is typically heavier
with slower moving storms.
Rainfall Rule of Thumb: To esti-
mate the total amount of rainfall
that can be expected from a
tropical system, divide 100 by
the forward speed of the storm
in miles per hour. Example
(100/Forward Speed = estimat-
ed inches of rain). Your local
NWS forecast office will have a
more accurate estimation
method to predict rainfall.
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".


Yes, there really is a Santa Claus whose been there for you


CLEWISTON Twenty years
ago Santa came to town our
town of Clewiston and he
never left. These past years
'Santa hasn't been on his sleigh,
but on a motorcycle. And on
April 15 of this year an accident
involving his motorcycle and
another car almost caused him
to finally leave town for good. "
Doctors predicted that he
would be in the hospital 6-12
months, and said he would
never walk again. But his wish to
share in the Christmas spirit with
us as Santa has been granted..
Many of us have seen him
around town lately, in a wheel-
chair, with a walker, and now
sometimes driving his truck.
His recovery has been fantas-
tic, but there is still a long way to
go. His leg was terribly injured in
the accident, his elbow, shoul-
der, pelvis and two ribs were
injured. Santa spent 2-1/2
months in Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal, endured three major surger-
ies and is facing the possibility of
more surgeries. He is doing
remarkably well, is fun to talk
with and has a good sense of
humor. However, due to the
extent of his injuries it will take
time to fully recover.
Santa moved to Clewiston
from the Miami area 20 years


ago. He owned his own semi
and drove for 35 years, he's
worked for the city of Clewiston
and until his accident was
employed by J&J Ag. His doctors
said he would never work again
but J&J Ag values a good
employee and a good person
and is holding his job until he
can return to work.
He was married for 24 years
to Barbara and has two daugh-
ters and seven grandchildren,
ages 16 to 23. As a couple he and
his wife were Santa and Mrs.
Claus. When she passed away in
March 2003 he knew he would
continue to be Santa.
It all started about 30 years
ago, partly as a dare and a joke.
His friend said a Santa was need-
ed for a party and suggested he
volunteer because he would
make a good Santa. His friend
rented a costume for one day,
but Santa kept it and wore it for.
one week.. He found he really
had a talent for it and really
enjoyed the experience.
Costumes came complete
with the long hair and long beard
until he finally grew his own to
keep the kids from pulling the
beard off. He's been Santa here
for years at parties given by the
police department, Elks Lodge,


VFW, and the prison in Belle
Glade to name only a few.
He's been Santa for many,
many private parties donating
his time. During the Christmas
season he has walked from one
end of town to the other end
handing out candy canes to local
businesses and everyone on the
street. He sees adults today that
he held on his knee, and then
held their children on his knee'
and then held.their grandchil-
dren on his knee. His daughters
knew they were special they
had Santa for a father.
He has a soft-heart, especially
as Santa. Kids and adults and
even animals know this. He has
spent many hours enjoying the
company of panthers, bears and
other animals tended by a
friend. And even his cat, while
he was in the hospital, missed
him so much he stopped eating.
Now that Santa's home the cat's
eating and getting healthy again.
If you ask people around
town if they know Kenneth Dale
they will probably.say no, but if
you ask them if they know who
Santa is they'll say yes. Very few
know that Ken is Santa. He's
Santa for the pure joy of it and
not for the notoriety. Ken is a
disabled veteran who served in
the Navy back in the mid 1950s.


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His recovery from the April
accident is hard, not only physi-
cally and mentally, but financial-
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doctors and many, many pre-
scriptions are staggering and
these bills keep growing every
day. For about nine years, Ken
has volunteered his time as Santa
for the annual Children's Christ-
mas Party at the.Veterans of For-
eign Wars here in Clewiston. The
officers and members of the
VFW are hoping to help him in,
return. The VFW Post 4185 is
having a benefit to raise money
to help Santa pay some of his
medical expenses. The benefit
will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in
the hall at 501 S. Francisco St.
The cost is $6 for barbecue chick-
en, cole slaw, beans and roll.
Food will be served to go or eat
in starting at 11 a.m. Tickets can
be bought at the Post Monrday -
Friday after 3 p.m. and Saturday
and Sunday after 1 p.m. Tickets
can also be bought at the hall on
the day of the benefit.
Please help you will enjoy
a great meal and will help Santa
during this recovery so he'll be.
back with us for many years
with children on his knee and
saying "Ho, Ho, Ho".


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help in getting Santa back in action.


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CLEAN IT UP: My wife and I recently moved to Moore Haven
Yacht Club. We are happy with the site and our home but we are
seriously worried about the Homeowner's Association and its
board of directors. A new manufactured home was moved in two
months ago and the owner has violated nearly every rule in the writ-
ten agreement of rules and regulations that we all abide by. We
moved to this development because it was so pretty and so well
maintained. After this new home was installed, we can understand
why the rules have to be obeyed by all. Already the park is starting
to look like an old-fashioned trailer park. Our neighbors said we
have no recourse since the board doesn't seem to know how to
handle the owner. He is difficult to talk with and even frightening at
times. M husband wants to move since we all pay a monthly main-
tenance fee and we have heard it will be increasing soon. What
recourse do we have?

SHOW ME THE MONEY: We moved to Buckhead Ridge a little
over one year ago, and love it here but am a little concerned with
what does not go on here. Our taxes are as much as we paid in West
Palm Beach but have no idea where our money is going to. The
canal behind our house is a disgrace it has been sprayed two
times in one and a half years. Right. across the canal from us a
woman's trailer was destroyed by the hurricanes. She has since
brought in another trailer that is in worst shape then the one she
lost. Her refrigerator is sitting in the backyard, there are snakes and
rats running all over the place. There is a red X on the front of the
trailer and has been for the last five months. Why doesn't someone
in Glades County do something about this? Do they just not care?
Buckhead Ridge just seems not to be on their list of anything to do. I
am proud of my community and would like to see our tax money
being put to good use.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My elderly
grandmother has been having
signs of Alzheimer's Disease for
the last six months or so. Can
having a pet help her in anyway?
Thank you, Joanna in' Belle
Glade.
A: Hello Joanna. I'm very
sorry to hear about your grand-
mother. Alzheimer's is a very dif-
ficult disease to understand. I
had a.bit of experience a few
years ago bringing pets to visit
the elderly at a home and yes, it
did make a difference. I noticed
smiles on faces! Almost every-
one I visited loved stroking and
loving on a pet. The visits trig-
gered jolts of memory for many.
Some of the memories were sto-
ries about a dog they had as a
child, or some sweet thought
about a happy time. I didn't real-
ly see that it brought present
thought into action, but the visit
made everyone feel good. So yes
Joanna, I think it is a very posi-
tive thing. Although it may not
stop the process of the disease, it
certainly does bring in a little bit
of love. And who couldn't bene-
fit from that? Thanks Joanna,
that was a wonderful question.
Best Wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My six-
year-old son Bobby is fascinated
with snakes. Is it a good idea to
get him one as a pet? Thanks
Doc, Ray in Royal Palm Beach.
A: Hey Ray! Well, it may be an
educational and fun thing to do,
as long as you don't mind doing
a little research first. Keep in


Doc Savvy
mind that you will be the one to
do all the cage cleaning and care
giving. Although your son may
be very responsible, it usually
doesn't work well if a young
child is in charge of a pet's care.
Make sure you do a little investi-
gating as toywhich,type of snake
is right for you. I recommend a
snake, which will not get too
big. Also know that there is a bit
of investment for it's tank,
equipment, and veterinary care.
Most likely you will have to feed
your snake either live or freshly
frozen mice, so make sure you
are okay with that. Snakes
almost always bite expect it.
It's just simply their nature.
Hope that helps Ray, 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 and
every Thursday on 93.5 FM The
Big Dawg.


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The brat who bit the dentist's hand


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
It was my task to take my
youngest brother to the dentist
when he had appointments. I'd sit
in a corner of the room and watch
him. Occasionally he'd bite the
dentist.
I remember the dentist sud-
denly pulling his fingers out of my
brother's mouth, muttering an
oath, shaking them until the pain
diminished, giving my brother a
sour look, which my brother
promptly returned. We'd get
home and at dinner my father
would ask "Did he bite the dentist
this time?"
That was an awkward
moment. I knew that my father
believed the costs of dental servic-
es were proportional to the num-
ber of bites the dentist received. I
could tell by the tone of my
father's voice that he was con-
cerned about the biting but I did-
n't believe it had to do with his
affection for the dentist or con-


cern about his well being. I was works be sort of a religious
convinced that it had to do with superhero before they will stand a
the bill that would soon follow for chance at the pearly gates. In real-
"service". ity, the Lord says it otherwise -
In reality, I don't ever believe there are laborers who bear the
that there was a category on the heat of the day and some work
bill about "bites received" or only an hour, but they all get the
"injuries incurred". I don't thihk same rewards (Matthew 22:lff).
you'd be able to convince my There are those who believe that
father, though, after watching him they have fine traditions and their
open the bills. He made an inter- beliefs are right, period! It is to
pretation that simply wasn't there such persons that the Lord came
but it served as an explanation for and talks about those who honor
what he believed to be higher Him with their lips but their heart
than ordinary. The dentist proba- is far from Him (Mark 7:6).
bly had been bitten many times There are unworthy thieves
by many kids an occupational who acknowledge their lives
hazard I am sure. I've seen similar weren't what they should have
things go on in Church circles too. been, and Jesus says to them,
People decide that they really "This day you shall be with me in
understand what the reasons Paradise" (Luke 23:43). There are
behind things are and aren't likely too many times when there is no
to change their minds no matter connection with what people
what you tell them. People have believe; today or in Biblical times
ideas about the Church, the Lord, and no doubt in times to come,
the clergy, what their church may but they make the connection
believe on some matter, and anyway. They say, "I've got it
aren't about to believe otherwise. made" or "I can never make it" or
There are many who believe "We're right, everyone else is
that they must do all sorts of good wrong" or "We'll do something


later, when we're in the mood
and that will be good enough" or
"I have my reasons and that's
good enough for me." They look
at the cost and see a connection
with what they understand reli-
gion should be for them, then
decide they've got it right and
don't bother me with the facts.
When there is no connection
between what they believe and
what humanity has come to
understand about faith, they see
one anyway. Then there is a Lord
who understands it all, and
thanks be to God, covers it all by
His grace. In spite of everything,
my brother got his teeth fixed; in
spite of everything, God cares,
nurtures, protects, forgives, show-
ers with grace, loves. No matter
how bad we seem to get it, God
lets'it work out. That's a great gift
and a wonderful thing to know. In
the meantime, I'll keep working
to get it right that's my part in
the whole thing and my way of
saying "Thank you Lord, better
than I could hope for or deserve."


Can you hear the voice of God call?


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Do you recognize the name
Elwood Edwards? Many of us
hear his voice everyday, yet don't
know his name. Actually,
Elwood's voice is heard more
than 27 million times a day or
roughly 18,000 times each
minute. Elwood Edwards is the
man behind those three special
words that are dear to the hearts
of computer users, "You've got
mail!"
In 1989, Edwards' wife was
working in customer service for a
little-known outfit called Quan-
tum Computer Services, which
had an online service called Q-
Link. When Mrs. Edwards over-
heard the company's CEO
describe how he wanted to add a
voice to its user interface, she sug-
gested her husband. Elwood
agreed to record four simple
phrases on an ordinary cassette


player. The phrases were "Wel-
come"; "File's done"; "Goodbye";
and, of course, "You've got mail!"
Quantum changed its name to
America Online and the rest, as
they say, is history. Imagine, 27
million times a day, someone
hears Elwood Edwards' voice.
Have you ever given much
thought to the significance of the
many voices we hear each day?
One of the voices I hear is the
voice of my wife! Kathy's voice is
.a voice I can recognize across a
crowded room. I miss it.when I
don't hear it. I still hear the voice
of friends and family, even though
they are not around me right now.
Theses are voices that bring me
comfort and remind me of the
past, where I came' from and who
I am. My ears become very atten-
tive when I hear my name,
whether I recognize the voice or
not.
Many voices I hear are distinct
voices that help bring clarity and


focus to my life, but I hear many
more indistinct ones, voices that
blur and blend and confuse.
When I turn on the TV, I am bar-
raged by commercials and com-
mentaries: "Buy this, buy that,
look like this, look like that,
believe this, believe that." These
voices clamor for my attention.
They insist on being heard. They
want to lay claim to my life and
tell me who I am and how I
should act.
When we are surrounded by
so many voices trying to get our
attention, which ones should we
listen to? As faithful Christians liv-
ing and experiencing God in our
midst, we believe that God still
speaks and His is a voice to which
we should listen. Unfortunately,
in the midst of all the voices bom-
barding us, it's easy for the voice
of God to get drowned out.
I believe that in order to hear
the voice of God, we have to want
to hear it. We have to make room


for it by turning down the volume
of the life that surrounds us. We
have to make.room for it by seek-
ing out the places where God
speaks to us, Whether it be in wor-
ship, on a mountaintop, in the pri-
vacy of prayer, the pages of scrip-
ture, the fellowship of friends, or
the words of great theologians.
The voice of God names us
"Child of God" and claims us as
"Beloved". Can you hear that
voice in your life? Can you let
God's voice rise above the clamor
of all the other voices, both good
and bad, to become the one voice
that guides you and shapes you
and defines you?
Hear God speak to your deep-
est need. Hear God affirm your
life. Hear God speak words of
healing and hope. Hear God
name you and claim you. Listen
quietly. Listen closely. Hear God
speak your name today in love.


Vanishing stumps, getting rid of the eyesores


Katrina is on her way out in
the Gulf, and we can have our
lives back again. As a result of
her visit, homeowners are back
in their Florida Yards, cleaning
up branches and giving us a
chance to take another look at
the leftovers from last year's
storms.
Many landscapes have lost
trees, and their stumps remain
as eyesores, termite factories
and bumps that are bothersome
to mowers. Today's column
comes to us from former UF
Extension Specialist Bob Black
who has some suggestions on
how they may be removed with
the least amount of effort and
expense.
Trees are a major part of the
landscape around our homes.
They enhance the beauty of our
homes as well as shade them
from the hot summer's sun.
Unfortunately, when a tree dies,
the homeowner is forced to go
through the expense of having
the tree removed. In many
instances, the upper portion of
the tree is removed and the
homeowner is left with an
unsightly stump. There are no
.cheap, easy and quick methods
of removing tree stumps, but


here are some helpful hints on
what can be done.
If you have the patience, rot-
ting is probably the cheapest
and easiest method of stump
removal. Rotting or decaying is a
process by which fungi break
down wood. Fungi do not have
chlorophyll and therefore can-
not make food like green plants.
They obtain their food from
other sources such as wood
stumps.
The decaying process can be
accelerated by supplying the
fungi with warm temperatures
and moisture. We can do little to
control the temperature; howev-
er, we can keep the stump moist
by watering. If you cover the
stump with a plastic tarp, it will
also keep the stump moist and
speed up decay.
Decay can also be sped up by
boring large vertical holes at
least one-inch in diameter into
the stump. These holes expose
more wood surface to the wood-
decaying fungi. The addition of a
small amount of nitrogen fertiliz-
er will also speed the decay
process. However, avoid adding
large quantities of fertilizer to
the stump. Fungi, like green
plants, can be burned when


Community Briefs


Faith in Action
expanding
Faith in Action in' LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. Residents of any age
with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of liv-
ing can call Gloria or Liz at 983-7088
or 675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a differ-
ence in someone s life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the
same phone numbers for more
information on this volunteer pro-
gram benefiting residents in Hendry
and Glades Counties.

Moore Haven Lions
Club meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its regular schedule for
September the regular schedule
of meetings on the second and
fourth Tuesday of each month will
resume. All meetings will have din-
ner and are at the American Legion
Hall in Moore Haven starting at 5:30
p.m. For questions, please contact
Kirby Sullivan at (863) 946-2556.

GC SO is now accepting
applications
The Glades County Sheriff Office
is now accepting applications 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 conference room
at Glades Electric Cooperative. If
you are not a member, please con-
tact the EDC about joining. If you
are a member, please plan to attend
the meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives move for-
ward, we will need a host of knowl-
edgeable volunteers to serve on var-
ious committees and we encourage
your participation.
Free Services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. (Must call 675-1446 to make
appointment).


over-fertilized.
The speed of decay will
depend greatly on, the species of
tree. The wood of some species
, such as cypress, cedar, mulberry
and oak is very resistant to
attack by fungi and will take
much longer to decay.
The quickest method of
stump removal is simply digging
and cutting'the stump out of the
ground. This process requires a
strong back and may involve
many hours of hard work. The
procedure consists of digging a
ditch or trench around the stump
from one to two feet wide and
one to two feet deep, severing
the roots with an axe, and drag-
ging the stump from the hole.
Burning has long been a
method of stump removal.
Some have added petroleum
products to stumps before burn-
ing, which is dangerous, illegal,
and can also permanently pol-
lute the soil. However, because
of strict local fire ordinances on
burning and the fact that this
method can be dangerous, other
methods of stump removal
should be used.
-Another way to have a tree
stump removed is to call a tree
surgeon or tree removal service.


They have machines, which will
remove the slump by grinding it
into small chips.. The process
takes only few minutes but
may be ex'ensive. The cost of
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may be a few hundred dollars -
consider sharing this cost with a
few of your neighbors who also
have lost trees recently.
There are chemicals offered
for sale, which claim to be effec-
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these chemicals have been test-
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are no magical chemicals on the
market, which will dissolve a
stump in a few days.
If you don't feel like going
through the hassle of removing a
tree stump, make good use of it
in your landscape. A tree stump
can be made into a very interest-
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Pot plants placed on a tree
stump will help it to blend into
the landscape.
And, as you remove that
stump, spend some time think-
ing about replacing 'that impor-
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Commercial motor vehicle checks


On Sept. 7, the Glades County
Sheriff Office along with he Flori-
da Department of Transporta-
tion, will be conducting check-
points throughout Glades
County, due to numerous com-
plaints of commercial motor


vehicles which are speeding,
traveling through the county
with uncovered loads and
unsafe equipment, the Glades
County Sheriff's Office will be
out in force on this day.
Please be alert while traveling


on Sept. 7, and slow down any-
time you see a Law Enforcement
Officer conducting a traffic stop.
The Sheriffs Office in a continu-
ing effort to enforce the traffic
laws of the State of Florida will
be conducting these types of


checkpoints on a more regular
basis. As always, Sheriff Whid-
don's goal at the Glades County
Sheriff's Office is to keep all
roadways safe for the citizens
and the motoring public in our
county.


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Editor's note: The following
persons listed in the arrest reports
do not indicate guilt. Any person
listed may contact the newspaper
upon final disposition of their
case.
Glades County

Aug 13
Preston Wooten, 42, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Pepitone on the charge of trespass-
ing. He was later released with
three months probation.
Linda Wooten, 36, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for failure to pay fines. She was
later released with 60 days proba-
tion.
Aug 14
Julius Wright, 22, of Ortonawas
arrested by Deputy Jason Griner on
the charge of NVDL and an active
Lee County warrants. He remains
in custody with bond set at $2,760.
Aug15
Jose Oritz, 33, of Okeechobee
was arrested by Detective Richard
Jones on the charge of battery
(domestic violence). He was later
ROR'ed.
Lenton Bloodsaw, 28, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Detective
Richard Jones on the charge of Bat-
tery and Robbery. He remains in
custody with bond set at $50,000.
Aug 16
Steven Pickett, 19, of Muse was
arrested by Captain Daryl Lewis on
the charges of failure to register
motor vehicle and DWLS. He was
later ROR'ed.
Jose Puente, 25, of Okeechobee
was arrested by SPD officer Vanes-
sia Koloske on the charge of bat-
tery (domestic violence). He
remains in custody with bond set
at $10,000.
Davey Snow, 23, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Detective
Steve Harris on the charge of
DWLS (habitual offender). He was
released on a $5,000 suretybond.
James White, 19, ofLaBelle
was arrested by Deputy Leslie Fuce
on an active Hendry County war-
rant. He remains in custody with


no privilege of bond.
Aug 17
Steven Pickett, 19, of Muse was
arrested by Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
on the charges of Burglary, Resist-
ing officer with violence and petit
theft. He remains in custody with
bond set at $40,000.
Clarence Lindsey, 52, of LaBelle
was arrested by Deputy Tito Nieves
on an active warrant for Lewd or
Lascivious Molestation. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $40,000.
Raphael Livingwood, 30, of
Palmdale was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
without privilege of bond.
Aug 18
Joseph Miller, 21, of Buckhead
Ridge was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He was later released on a
$435 cash bond.
Leonard Wisniewski, 23, of Illi-
nois was arrested by Dectective
Ramondy Van Houten on the
charges of Lewd Lascivious
Molestation on victim less that 12
years of age, Lewd Lascivious
Molestation on victim 12 to 16
years of age and two counts of
aggravated child abuse. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $250.000.
Weldon Bean, 22, of Ft. Myers
was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on an active warrant for
FTA. He was later ROR'ed.
Aug 19
Beverly Robinson, 47, of Apop-
ka was arrested by Deputy Don
Crosswell on an active warrant for
FTA and active warrant for VOP.
She remains in custody with no
privilege of bond.
Aug.22
Timothy Jackson, 37, of Ft.
Myers, was arrested by FWC Offi-
cer Brown on an active Lee County
warrant. He remains in custody
with no privilege of bond.
Marilyn Parker, 34, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on the charge of viola-
tion of injunction. She was later
ROR'ed.


Aug. 23
Lauren Jason Hil, 26, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
with no privilege of bond.
Aug. 24
Anthony Downing, 18, of
Moore Haven, was arrested by
Deputy Bryan Endele on the
charge of Possession of Marijuana
under 20 grams. He was later
released on $750.
Francisco Garcia, 20, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Peitone on the charge of DWLS. He
was later released on a $750 cash
bond.
Aug.25
Terrell Lewis, 41, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Holly Rarnsey on an active Putnam
County Warrant. He remains in
custody with no privilege of bond.
Belle Glade
police department

Aug. 8
Tiffany Nicole Green, 20, crimi-
nal mischief, battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting arrest
with violence.
Juvenile, 16, burglary
Michael Diaz, 20, Failure to
appear warrant/arraignment/driv-
ing while license suspended.
Aug. 9
Jeomanon Folmar, 18, Con-
tempt of court warrant.
Louise Hill, 19, burglary,. resist-
ing officer without violence.
Juvenile, 16, Burglary, resisting
arrestwithoutviolence.
Kizzie Ward, 22, failure to
appear-warrant/driving while
license suspended.
Aug. 10
Juvenile, 14, failure to appear
warrant/petit theft, burglary vehi-
cle, petit theft.
Juvenile, 14, Burglary vehicle,
petit theft
Aug.12
Kenji Simeton, 35, Battery on a


pregnant person.
Gerald Kielman, 32, Failure to
appear-warrant driving while
license suspended.
Aug. 13
Antoin Lawrence, 19, Resisting
officer without violence.
Nathaniel Gilmore, 33, Assault
on a Law enforcement officer,
resisting arrest without violence.
Aug. 14
Antowan Cain, 26, retail theft
Ronnie Brown, 25, resisting offi-
cer without violence.
Alvis Demezier, 25, Affrax,
resisting arrest without violence.
Bryant D. Cooper, 21, resisting
officer without violence.
Demetrus Gibson, 21, resisting
officer without violence.
Juvenile, 15, contempt of court
warrant/domestic violence.
Aug. 15
Odensa Earl Sider, 33, battery
Aug.17
Edward Collins, 43, Contempt
of Court warrant.
Aug. 18
Kenneth Hammond, 21, War-
rant/resisting officer without vio-
lence.
Jaime Rivera,. 28, failure to
appear warrant/attached tag not
assigned.
Fernando Marshall, 24, Driving
while license suspended or
revoked-habitual.
Aug. 19
Estime Paul, Jr., 21, Failure to
appear warrant/retail theft.
- Stephen Holley, 43, driving
while license suspended or
revoked-habitual/resisting arrest
with violence.
Freddy Davis, 37, battery
Aug.20
Arnold D. Buchanan, 39, viola-
tion of probation warrant.
Eddie Dean-, Anderson,- 27,
assault
Aug. 21
Juvenile, 10, retail theft


Sheriff's office arrest notices


Editor's note: The following
arrests individuals listed in the
arrest notices are not an indica-
tion of guilt. Any persons listed in
the reports may contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case.
Hendry County
e LABELLE Hendry County
Sheriff's deputies conducted an
investigation of stolen property at
the LaBelle Motel Aug. 20. The sus-
pect, Michael N. Harmeyer, age 46,
was a resident at the motel and in
possession of several pawn tickets.
Hameyer told deputies he had
stolen items from the motel and
pawned them at Capital Pawn in
LaBelle. The items stolen from the
motel and pawned were an RCA
TV, a Sharp TV, a Troy-bilt blower, a
weed eater, and- two vacuum
cleaners. Stolen items were valued
at over $1,000.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said
deputies also searched Harmeyers
room and located drug parapher-
nalia commonly used for smoking
crack cocaine. Harmeyer was
arrested and charged with Grand
Theft, dealing with stolen property,
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
LABELLE On Aug. 21, at
approximately 1:45 a.m. the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
received a report of shots fired at
the vicinity of Shawanee Avenue,
LaBelle. Deputies obtained a
description of a vehicle suspected
of being involved, and conducted
a traffic stop on Palm Drive near
Thigpen Road. The vehicle con-


trained seven Hispanic males.
H.C.S.O. Investigations responded
to the scene and a search of the
vehicle was conducted: A loaded
sawed off shotgun, a full size shot-
gun, and a loaded .38 caliber
handgun with one spent round
was discovered in the vehicle.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said all
seven occupants were arrested
and charged with possession of a
short barrel shotgun and carrying
a concealed firearm. Arrested was
Enrique Moreno, 22, Armando
Ramirez, 19 Ruben Castillo, 25,
Obed Martinez, 21, and Arnulfo
Jimenez, 24. Two juveniles were
also arrested and turned over to
the Division of Juvenile Justice.
LABELLE Sheriff Ronnie
Lee announces that on Aug. 19,
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
received information that a 24-
year-old male picked up a 14-year-
old female at a bus stop in the
Nobles Road area of LaBelle, then
transported her to Lee County
where they, allegedly had sexual
intercourse.
An investigation revealed that
the 24-year-old male was Enrique
Casiano Zuniga who resides at
1024 Mohawk Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida. The Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Investigators charged
Zuniga with Interference of Child
Custody, which is a third degree
felony, With other charges pend-
ing.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office
was notified and Zuniga was later
charged with False Imprisonment
and Sexual Battery.


CLEWISTON The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division arrest
Thomas Fralix age 44, address
3197 North West 20th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said infor-
mation was received that some-
one was trying to sell railroad
crossties that were owned by the
U.S. Sugar Corporation. Sheriff's
Investigators initiated an under-
cover operation and set up a deal
to purchase several crossties. On
Aug. 27 the Undercover Investiga-
tor met with Fralix at a location
where U.S. Sugar Corporation
store their crossties. Fralix showed
the Undercover Investigator the
crossties and offered them for sale.
Once the transaction was com-
pleted, other Sheriff's Investiga-
tors, who were monitoring the
conversation, moved in and arrest-
ed Fralix. Fralix was charged with
Dealing in Stolen Property and
placed in the Hendry County Jail.
Glades County
MOORE HAVEN Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon announces that
on Aug. 18, 23-year-old, white
male, Leonard Wisniewski of
Moore Haven was arrested for
Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
Investigation, of the Glades
County Sheriffs Office were tipped
off by a concerned citizen that
there was possible inappropriate
behavior occurring in the house-
hold of Wisniewski.
After investigating the allega-
tions and taking statements from
the victims, detective Van Houten


and detective Harris interviewed
Mr. Wisniewski, who confessed to
the allegations.
Mr. Wisniewski was booked
into the Glades County Jail on the
following charges:
One count of Lewd and Lascivi-
ous Molestation on a child under
the age of 12, a first degree felony;
one count of Lewd and Lascivious
Molestation on a child under the
age of 16, a second degree felony;
two counts of aggravated child
abuse, first degree felony. His bond
was set at $250,000.

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assistance
in locating the whereabouts of
Allen J. Andrews. Andrews was
born July 16,
1982 and is
described as a
black male with
black hair and
brown eyes.,He
is listed as being
5'9" tall and
weighs 160
pounds.
His last Allen J.
known address Andrews
is Roosevelt
Street, in Belle Glade. Andrews is
wanted for aggravated battery with'
a deadly weapon.
If you have information on the
whereabouts of this wanted fugi-
tive, call (800) 458-TIPS (8477). You
may remain anonymous and could
be eligible for a cash reward.


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GCD School Briefs


School advisory
council meeting
The School Advisory Council of
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School will hold its regular monthly
meeting on Monday, Sept. 12 at 7
p.m. in the media center. The agen-
da will include voting on FCAT
rewards and on new members.
Glades County school
board meeting
'The Glades County School
Board will hold a public hearing to
adopt a preliminary budget, Sept.
22 at 7 p.m.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge will begin its Sun-
day school (CCD) starting Oct 2.
Please call Ann at 467-1516 or Fr.
Dan at the Parish Office (863) 946-
0696 for more information. Fun for
all ages!


Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy pro-
gram for all Glades County schools
for the 2005-06 school year, in an
effort to reduce unexcused
absences. Glades Truancy Program
handbooks are available at each
school office.
West Glades
Elementary
Parents: FCAT scores may be
picked up at the school office, Mon-
day-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
GED classes
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night


of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
'sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
Accountability report
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Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
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(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with an advo-
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Hurricane preparation important for elders


GAINESVILLE Weathering a
hurricane is never easy, but evacua-
tions, power outages and other
storm-related hardships present
special challenges for older people
or those with disabilities which
makes planning ahead especially
important for these individuals,
says a University of Florida expert.
Anyone with a temporary or
permanent condition that impairs
mobility, strength, judgment or
other critical functions should
make hurricane plans that accom-
modate their needs, said Carolyn
Wilken, an associate professor
with UF's Institute of Food and-Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"Many people may need extra
help during a hurricane, not just
those with serious, long-term
health issues," Wilken said. "For
example, elderly people who are
generally in good health may have
difficulty tolerating heat, and that
can become an issue when the
power goes out."
More than one-sixth of Florida's
population is at least 65 years old,
according to the 2000 U.S. Census.
Nationwide, the disability rate,
reported By this age group was
more than three times that of the
rest of the population.


Wilken said hurricane prepara-
tion for people with disabilities
involves four major steps: Assess-
ing the situation, seeking help,
arranging to weather the storm at
home, and creating an evacuation
plan.
"The first step, assessing the sit-
uation, should include a visit or
phone call to your primary care
physician to ask for any special
instructions regarding hurricane
situations," she said.
People who rely on medical
devices such as pacemakers
should keep a list of the brands,
models and serial numbers of their
equipment, Wilken said. In addi-
tion, anyone using durable medical
equipment such as oxygen tanks or
wheelchairs should know the
weights and dimensions of these
items in case they need to be
moved.
While it can be difficult to ask
for help, Wilken said, enlisting sup-
port can ensure a person with dis-
abilities will get the assistance they
need during a hurricane. She advis-
es people with special needs to cre-
ate a "disaster team" of friends,
family members or neighbors and
discuss their emergency plans with
the group. '


Wilken recommends that at
least one member of the team be
given a key to the disabled person's
home. Each team member should
have contact information for the
others and have any special instruc-
tions provided by the primary care
physician.
To prepare for weathering a
storm at home, people with disabil-
ities like everyone else should
keep a supply of nonperishable
food, drinking water and batteries
for radios and flashlights, she said.
Other important supplies may
include extra batteries for hearing
aids or electric wheelchairs and
extra prescription medications.
"You can also let your utility
company know of your needs,
especially if you rely on electricity to
operate medical equipment,"
Wilken said. "They may make
reconnecting your power a priority
in the event of a loss of service."
People who rely on life-sustain-
ing treatment, such as dialysis,
should locate at least two nearby
facilities that can provide treatment
in an emergency, she said.
Wilken said people who pro-
vide care for someone at home
should remember they could
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back and forth while still working,
got my license and decided that my
main focus would be Glades,
Hendry, and Lee Counties. I grew
up in LaBelle, my dad still works in
LaBelle and my mother teaches
school in Alva," she said.
When asked about spare time
activities, she laughs saying, "Spare
time? What's that?" Then she says


seriously, "I like going to the woods
and spending time with my kids."
She says her favorite books are
Patrick Smith's "A Land Remem-
bered" and "Life's Little Instruction
Book" by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.,
which she declares seriously, is her
"Bible" more or less. "And I love the
beautiful book on Florida's state
tree The Sabal Palm A Native
Monarch I've always loved the
cabbage tree, which is the name
we grew up with for this palm."
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been asked numerous times if the
phone number of Home & Ranch is
just a nice accident. Well, I have to
say no, it was not. I wanted a phone
number that a potential customer
or friend could hear one time and
they'd never have to ask for it again
or look it up. The prefix is one of the
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in Muse a few hours, already my
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they care for during a hurricane.
Caregivers can prepare by writing a
detailed description of the person's
individual needs, including their
daily routine and how to help them
deal with stress.
"Many people put this kind of
information in the refrigerator for
safekeeping with a boldly written
note securely taped to the front of
the refrigerator to alert emergency
personnel," she said. "Emergency
personnel know to look there, and
chances are good that the refrigera-
tor'will stay in place even if the
home is damaged."
To prepare for an evacuation,
contact the county emergency
management office or Red Cross to
locate the two nearest special-
needs shelters, Wilken said.
"You may not be able to reach
the closest shelter, so know where
the next-closest one is located," she
said. "Practice driving there using
different routes so you'll be pre-
pared in case of road closings."
People who use durable med-
ical equipment may need help
moving it during an evacuation -
something the disaster team
should plan for, Wilken said. In this
case, staging a practice evacuation
is a good idea.
S'A practice run can help you sort
out important issues before you
find yourself in an emergency," she
said. "For instance, you can make
sure' your helpers can lift that
wheelchair, and find out if it fits in
the trunk of your car."


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; ele-
mentary 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; ele-
mentary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving hol-
iday
Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for
holiday
Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Jan. 3: Students return to
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Dragons edge Terriers in defensive duel


By Mark Young
Hurricane Katrina played spoil-
er to many high school football
games across South Florida as
teams prepared for their season
openers. Some were cancelled,
some still played, and others were
rescheduled into open date slots.
But several teams were able to
reschedule for a rare Monday nigh
football event.
The Moore Haven Terriers and
Lake Placid Dragons entered Terri-
er Stadium on Monday night and
the action that ensued was as hot
and heavy as the thick, night air that
permeated the stadium and soaked
diehard Terrier fans with summer
sweat.
But the real heat was on the
field with two stubborn defenses
highlighting much of the game,
broken up periodically with offen-
sive bursts and the occasional bag
of trickery.
Moore Haven's defense domi-
nated the field of play, allowing just
60 yards on the ground, but with
three sacks for a loss of 25 yards,
ended the game by allowing a total
of 46 yards of total Dragon offense.
But the.Terriers turned over the
ball five times, with a trio of fum-
bles and two picks. Two of the
turnovers would lead directly to
Dragon points, which proved to be
the difference in the ball game.
The Terriers were driving late in
the first quarter after Jerrell Smith
broke open a 35-yard run in break-
ing down the Dragon defense, but
a fumble on the drive was picked
up by a Dragon linebacker and
returned for 40 yards all the Way to
the Terrier 15-yard line.
The Dragons completed their
only successful pass play of the
game to put the ball on the Terrier
goal line and despite a valiant goal
line stand attempt from the Terrier
defense, Lake Placid managed to
punch it over the goal line on their
fourth attempt.
The point after was good and
the Dragons went up 7-0 with 8:56
left in the first half. One of three key
holding penalties killed Moore
Haven's ensuing drive, but Joe
Thompson and Eric Morales com-
bined on a 12-yard sack and forced
the fumble to give the ball back to
the Terriers.
But Moore Haven put the ball
on the ground on the very next play
to turn it right back over to Lake
Placid who went nowhere to end
the first half of play.
On Moore Haven's second
offensive series of the second half,
a surging Dragon defensive front


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Robert Barnes and Barrett Ringstaff talk game strategy while
trying to beat the heat under the mister during Monday
night's action against Lake Placid in Moore Haven.


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Moore Haven's Nate Kelly is looking for daylight on the open-
ing kick off of Monday's gridiron action against Lake Placid.


sent Terrier quarterback Ronald
Huggins scrambling for his life. The
Dragon defense caught up with
Huggins for what could have been
a 20 plus yard loss. Huggins caught
sight of his running back and tried
to get the ball to him in despera-
tion, but was being dragged to the
ground, causing an errant pass,
which found its way into the wait-


ing hands ofa Dragon who scam-
pered in from 18 yards out.
An unsportsmanlike penalty
forced the Dragons to try a 27-yard
extra point attempt, which sailed
wide left to leave the score standing
at 13-0 with 5:14 left in the third
quarter.
Moore Haven responded with a
five and a half minute drive with


good hardnosed running behind a
fired up offensive line. The drive
consisted of 15 total plays and Bar-
rett Ringstaff would cap the sus-
tained drive with a one-yard
plunge. A low snap set up an easy
block for the Dragons on the point
after attempt, but the Terriers tight-
ened the gap to a 13-6 deficit with
11:46 left to play.
The Terriers opened up the bag
of tricks and surprised the Dragons
with an on sides kick, but could get
no closer than the Dragon 30-yard
line before turning the ball over on
downs, after another key holding
penalty put the Terriers in a hole.
Moore Haven had one final oppor-
tunity for a late game drive, but two
holding penalties would kill their
chances for victory.
"As disappointed as I was last
week, is as please as I am this week
in your effort," Terrier head coach
Andy Ringstaff told his squad after
the game. "Keep your heads up
because you played football
tonight."
Coach Ringstaff complimented
his defense and recognized that
had not been for the fumble that set
up the Dragons for an easy score
and the interception that was
returned for the touchdown, his
football team dominated the field.
The question of whether the Ter-
riers had enough character to over-
come a 41-0 loss in the Kick Off
Classic and an even tougher chal-
lenge of overcoming a heartbreak-
ing loss that should have been avic-
tory was easily answered in this ball
game and the actions that followed.
Team captain Ronald Huggins
addressed his tired squad and told
them to keep their heads up and to
get ready for Frostproof. "We will
not lose another game," he told his
team.
Moore Haven compiled 182
yards of total offense, with 169
rushing yards and 13 passing yards.
Five Terriers touched the ball with
Kelly and Smith getting most of the
touches. Kelly ran for 36 tough
yards on 12 carries while Smith ran
for 54 yards on 13 carries. Huggins
ran for 50 yards on nine carries,
Ringstaff had 16 yards and a touch-
down on six carries, and Willie
Grant ran for 13 yards on six carries.
Three Terriers attempted passes
with Huggins going 1-for-2 for one
yard and had one interception.
Antwonne McCloud was 1-for-3
with 12 yards and had one intercep-
tion and Kelly threw one pass on a
halfback option that fell incomplete.
The Terriers will face a scrappy
Frostproof squad Sept. 2 at 7:30
p.m., at home.


Patriots run away from Clewiston, 27-13


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The approach
of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 25
and 26 moved Hendry County
school officials to postpone the
Clewiston Tigers' first game until
Saturday, Aug. 27.
The weather was cooperative,
despite an ominous dark cloud that
hung over the Cane Field venue at
the start of the game, which unfor-
tunately may become a fitting
image of a very tough season to
come for the: Tigers, who lost their
first of only four home games in a
frustrating match against Planta-
tion-American Heritage.
The Patriots used a potent
ground game to control the game
clock and hand the Clewiston
Tigers a 27-13 loss. The contest at
Clewiston's Cane Field was the sea-
son opener for the Class 2A non-
district rivals.
Senior Tailback Mike Gonzalez
led Patriot rushers with 131 yards
on 34 carries, including a one-yard
touchdown run. Junior Quarter-
back Nick Hicks served early notice
of the Patriot game plan when he
ran 60 yards on a quarterback
option to set up Chad Gregory's 26-
yard field goal in the first quarter.
Gregory also added a 32-yard field
goal in the third quarter.
The Patriots' game plan, in fact,
Was simple: Run the ball. The visit-
ing offense racked up 389 total yards
solely from running plays, with zero
passing attempts by Hicks.
Clewiston got on the board in


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The Clewiston Tigers kicked off their regular season against
American Heritage one day later than planned, thanks to Hur-
ricane Katrina, which caused the game to be postponed until
Aug. 27.


the first quarter when junior cor-
nerback Jasper Hunter recovered a
Patriot fumble and raced 85 yards
for the score.
The Tigers' only other score
came with 3:12 left in the contest
when flanker Nate Brinkley ran a-
reverse for a 32-yard touchdown,
closing the Patriot lead to 21-13
after the failed conversion.
However, the Patriots came
storming right back, with junior
tailback Cedric Taylor scoring on a
twisting 45-yard touchdown scam-
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The all-run strategy allowed the
Patriots to keep the ball in their pos-
session for nearly twice the amount
of time the Tiger offense was on the
field. It was unclear what that
offense would have been able to
achieve if they had more plays, but
Saturday's dismal numbers of
offensive yardage, ball control, and
of course, points, left little for the
imagination.
If the lack of production was not
bad enough, unforced errors, such
as several dropped passes and
three lost offensive fumbles added


insult to injury. It was apparent that
the shaky play from last week's
Pahokee kickoff classic hadn't yet
been entirely dealt with among the
Tiger football players.
The Tiger defense was simply
out-manned all night and could not
stop the Patriot's grinding running
attack. Tiger sophomore line-
backer Delvin Hughes did block
two Patriot point-after attempts and
cornerback Sim Putnam blocked a
Patriot punt. Nonetheless, the
Patriots offensive line was just too
skilled, and controlled the line of
scrimmage all night.
Among the most embarrassing
plays was a botched punt attempt
by the Tigers that resulted in a safety,
when Jared Combasswas tackled in
the end zone after a bad snap sailed
over his head on the punt attempt.
Tiger Coach Tommy Morrell
was displeased with the Tiger effort
on both sides of the ball.
"We had made a couple of
changes on the offensive line and
had hoped that we would see
improvements in our blocking but
we just didn't get it done tonight.
We had a couple of passes dropped
in key situations that hurt us but I
don't think they would have
changed the outcome. We are fac-
ing our toughest rivals over the next
three games and we've simply got
to pick it up a few notches."
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month, starting next week when
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come down the roadway.
Commissioner Ward questioned
the option of charging fees after it is
fixed up, or leave open to the public
and just clean and maintain it.
Missy Barletto of South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) explained the Corps
used to clean it.
Mr. Glisson stated the Corps
locked the gate so there is no more
camping, and he has received calls
from former campers who still
wanted access he explained that
an "iron ranger" is a fortified per-
manently mounted metal slotted
collection box with envelopes for
depositing usage fees on the honor
system, as many people were glad
to pay for the availability of recre-
ational amenities.
Ward suggested the Board take
this under advisement, find out
more about it and its usefulness to


Talent

Continued From Page 1
The talent show, sponsored by
Seminole Gaming and the Semi-
nole Tribe of Florida, was open to
any and all employees working at
one of the six Seminole Tribe casi-
nos. The competition was tough
but it was Spivey who captured the
$5,000 Grand Prize.
Contestants from the Seminole
Tribe properties at Immokalee,
Coconut Creek, Brighton, and Hol-
lywood and the Seminole Hard
Rock at Tampa and Hollywood had
competed in pre-qualifying rounds
held at each of the casino proper-
ties just weeks before the Grand
Finale. Employees and judges at
the individual casinos had to pick
their top performers) to go to the
finals, having a difficult choice to"
make from all the great talent that
surfaced. Up to 20 people compet-
ed on the local level at some prop-
erties but only one could be select-
ed by the judges and fellow
employees. There were six extraor-
dinary acts that finally competed in
the final round.
Spivey was chosen, from nine
contestants to represent Brighton


Danger

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"There are two designated
crosswalks within a block of the
location, but (the students) still go
to that spot and run out in front of
traffic because they don't want to
walk the extra few feet to do it safe-
ly," he said.
The spot where the students
insist upon crossing has been the site
of tragedy in the past Local residents
have not forgotten that nearly 20
years ago, a youth was killed cross-
ing the highway at thatvery spot.
Are the students unaware of the
danger, or is it just laziness that caus-
es them to risk their personal safety,
and interrupt traffic flow within
Moore Haven? An ensuing investi-
gation produced startling results.
Arriving at the scene just before
the final.bell at the school, the sight
was as predicted. Before any stu-
dents were released, a local resi-
dent crossing the busy highway
with her two children, one a baby
in a stroller, another a young boy
on foot. The trio was braving the
speeding traffic to do some shop-
ping at the U-Save/Citgo complex
at the opposite corner, and had to
run across the span to avoid danger
to the baby carriage.
From the sound of the final
school bell, in front of Joey's Pizza,
a steady crowd of adolescents
began to make their way to the
point under investigation. Some
members of the crowd stopped by
the convenience store for a minute,
while the rest began crossing the
busy highway.
The first few students to cross
immediately confirmed the ques-




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Glades people, whether hunters,
fishermen, or duck hunters, and
have Mr. Glisson return for a pres-
entation. He also mentioned the
possibility of getting enhancements
from DU (Ducks Unlimited) and
other sources for planting rice to
attract ducks, and make it available
for public use.
Mr. Glisson suggested getting
SFWMD and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FFWCC) together with the
DEP/DSL and work up a pilot proj-
ect plan.
Ms. Barletto added that SFWMD
does have $20,000 for the first inter-
im year's operation and manage-
ment costs.
Mr. Glisson, in response to
Ward's question about getting
the Moore Haven Canal widened,
explained that the USACOE and
SFWMD are responsible for the
canal bank and maintenance,
and his involvement would only
come if the bottom of the canal
was to be excavated.


Submitted to INI/Jan Sutton
Montie Spivey, an employee
at Brighton Seminole Casino
lives a dual life in accounting
and entertaining.
Seminole Casino. Spivey said he
was amazed by the quality of the
talent and he's still surprised he
won.
"The whole show was awe-
some," said Supervisor of Food and
Beverage Eveleyn Reese, who
came to Hollywood with a busload
of her fellow Brighton employees
to see the talent show. "Spivey was
awesome. Everyone was great. We
. are very proud of him at Brighton."
The 34-year-old, Stuart resident
and controller at the Brighton
Seminole Casino had some help


tion as to their awareness that they
were breaking the law, but were
unaware that others were in posi-
tion to witness it.
The very first student to come
close asked, "Are you taking our
pictures because we [are] crossing
the street?" she asked.
In fact, each of the students
crossing the highway was keenly
aware that a photographer was
present, although conspicuous as
an unfamiliar man with a camera
staring with amazement can be at
students who apparently had no fear,
or no sense of impending danger.
The irony was that they seemed
to have expected a presence, know-
ing that crossing the highway at that
spot was not legal, and that the
ridiculous spectacle had become a
daily occurrence. Indeed, someone
has been telling them not to endan-
ger themselves, but that admonition
has been largely unheeded.
The truth is that, according to
MHHS Principal Jean Prowant, the
students have been told numerous
times not to cross the street at that
intersection.
"I have personally announced
to the students on the school's
intercom that they are not to cross
the highway there," said Prowant.
"I made these announcements
morning and afternoon for the first
two weeks of school that the stu-


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Ward expressed concern that if
the lake is-drawn down too low,
access to the lake through Moore
Haven canal will be gone, and he
had spoken to someone who said
$50 million was to be spent on
managing the water level of Lake
Okeechobee, and Ward wanted to
know if any of that money could be
spent on the Moore Haven access
canal.
Ms. Barletto explained that the
majority of the money was desig-
nated for fast track projects to store
water north of Okeechobee and
not much would be left for boat
trails and none to open Moore
Haven canal. She stated she knows
the access problems with tussocks,
and USACOE is working to open
boat ways for lake access from
Lakeport to Moore Haven.
Ward questioned the, $50 mil-
lion for pumps to push water when
the lake level is not flowing out,
quoting Chip Merriam, deputy
executive director of SFWMD as
saying theywould clean it.


with his show-stopping perform-
ance. Co-workers from Brighton,
Jesse O'Neill, Wendy Miller and
Mark Lemley, added comic relief to
Spivey's act that wowed the judges,
and the audience. Spivey sang
Black Crow's "Hard to Handle"
and Aerosmith's "Dream On"
dressed in Classic Rock style
clothes while his co-workers did a
spoof of a security guard pulling an
extreme fan off the stage and off of
Spivey in one set, and then they
acted the part of band members
messing around making it hard on
Spivey to start his song. It was all in
jest, of course.
"I didn't want to go on stage as
just a singer, I wanted to go on
stage as a performer," said the
jovial Spivey who has a history of
performing since* high school
where he sang in My Fair Lady and
had the lead role in Grease. The
part-time performer has been act-
ing in community theaters since
then.
It may seem surprising that a
man with a master's degree in
accounting would be this 'friendly
down-to-earth guy who loves
being on stage but to know
Spivey is to understand. "I love to
give people a smile," he said.


dents shall not be allowed to cross
the highway in front of the U-Save,
and there just seems to be nothing
stopping them," said Prowant.
"However, the students are fla-
grantly ignoring these messages,
and continue to cross unabated."
Both school officials and county
law enforcement officials have
addressed the problem. A Glades
County Sheriff's patrol car was sta-
tioned at the crossing on Sixth
Street, but did not appear to be able
to respond to the 50 or so students
scampering across U.S. 27 less, than
a block away.
Sheriff Stuart Whiddon stressed
the dangers imposed upon the stu-
dents and the drivers at the busy
intersection, but said there was only
so much the department could do.
"We have been posted at that
crossing, and plan to be there, espe-
cially during the first few days of
school," said Sheriff Whiddon. "But,
there is just no way to monitor every
foot of U.S. 27 at that particular time
every day of the year," he said.
, Both Sheriff Whiddon and Scott
Bass said that they need the help of
parents to emphasize the danger to
students and drivers of illegally
crossing the highway.
"We essentially need to increase
the awareness of this problem it
sounds a little less dangerous if you
haven't seen it for yourself, but it


Ms. Barletto said if the lake
dropped to eight or nine feet, there
would be access issues as in the
past. She cited the previous
drought, considered a one in 200-
year drought. She said with such
low levels the navigation locks
would be separated by dry land.
Ward asked if there is another
controlled drop, weren't they to
bring pumps in to fix the lake and
provide water for farmers?
Ms. Barletto explained the previ-
ous state legislative request to pro-
vide $50 million for "forward"
pumps that would provide water
supply to municipalities and farm-
ers south of Lake Okeechobee if
the lake level should drop below 10
feet elevation, "what this does for
the district is to allow us to lay the
foundation of our water supply
planning one foot lower than cur-
rently and thereby granting addi-
tional flexibility as we continue to
review the WSE regulation sched-
ule for Lake Okeechobee with an
eye to looking at lower lake levels."


That's a believable statement
for a man who performed the role
of Snoopy in the musical "You're a
Good Man Charlie Brown."
Spivey said he is thrilled to be
working for the Seminole Tribe,
which was an important career
move for him. He believes in the
Seminole Tribe's future in Florida
with their premier vacation destina-
tions attracting tourists worldwide
and he is happy to be part of the
bigger picture.
Spivey said the $5,000.00 prize
money is going to be spent on his
October 2006 wedding. "I got
engaged last weekend so the
money is being set aside so me and
my bride can go to Venice, Italy on
our honeymoon."
The night Spivey won the Grand
Prize it was announced over the
public address system in the Bingo
Hall at Brighton and customers as
well as the employees on duty just
cheered and yelled they were so
proud of him. Marty Johns, the gen-
eral manager of the Brighton Semi-
nole Casino is proud of Spivey and
all his employees. "We may be the
smallest of all the Tribe's casinos,
but we have an excellent team of
employees all the way around and
they all excel at customer service."


really is pretty scary to see these kids
potentially getting hurt from this sit-
uation, and we need help from
these students' parents and families
to tell them that they shouldn't put
themselves in so much danger just
to take a shortcut," said Bass.
The problem also appears to
call for some kind of intervention
by the city and county to change
the traffic flow around the exact
area of the dangerous crossings.
Some obvious solutions could
include putting in a stoplight or
stop sign, installing a crosswalk at
that intersection, or building a foot-
bridge over the highway to elimi-
nate the dangerous crossings.
However, the city has been
unable to activate the Tenth Street
traffic light as a full-time stoplight,
and installing an additional stop-
light or stop sign would require an
unlikely approval by the state of
Florida DOT.
In the meantime, the problem
remains a problem. All of the stu-
dents have thankfully crossed the
highway unhurt, and now the
mother with the baby stroller and
young pedestrian have finished
shopping, and are once again rac-
ing back across the highway, baby
carriage in one hand and little boy's
hand in the other, while semi
trucks and other vehicles race on to
their destinations.


(The legislature did not award the
initially requested $50 million, but
the project is not off the table yet).
This is different from the Gov-
erning Board's desire to get the lake
to 12 feet by April and keep it there
for 12 weeks in order to improve
the health of the lake, so sediments
could clear out, sunlight could
reach seedbeds; however the
excessive rain raised the levels -
14 feet went to 16 feet.
Ward asked if money was avail-
able for dredging.
Ms. Barletto said no, but it is
conceivable that should the county
partner with DEP, FWC and
SFWMD to design and implement
a restoration plan for portions of
.Lake Okeechobee that would
enhance both the ecology of the
lake, as well as the economy of the
area, state appropriation for an
effort such as that could happen.
Echols stated the problem
involves economics, and when the
USACOE put up cables blocking
the Sportsman's Village ramp and


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can't open your doors or win-
dows. The smell is in the house
even though the air conditioning
is running."
Other residents were experi-
encing the same problems and
for many, the fish kill in the rim
canal is a first.


when boaters cannot use the
Moore Haven canal and have to put
in at Alvin Ward Ramp and go up to
Myakka Cut to access the lake. He
stated an artery was needed into
the lake from Moore Haven as it
affected fishing related businesses.
Ms. Barletto stated the USACOE
is responsible for aquatic weed
management, and that Glades
County can clean and maintain the
canal, but if they get below the
canal design, then a dredging per-'
mit would be required. When
questioned about who designed
the canal and when, she assured
the Board that USACOE has con-
tour maps of the canal.
Dr. John Capece, member of
Caloosahatchee River Citizens
Association (http://c'ca.caloosa-
hatchee.org), which has advocated
projects dredging oxbows, and the
county got a permit for mainte-
nance dredging for the ecological,
recreational and historical value
and SFWMD funded $400k for this
CRCA initiative.


"I've been here since 1997 and
have never seen a fish kill in the
Rim Canal," stated resident and
business owner Gail Powers. "If
our local government held agen-
cies accountable regarding sea-
sonal highs and lows of the lake,
we would not be faced with these
types of issues everyyear."
For the present, residents must
continue to deal with the smell of
rotting fish.


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Clewiston gals heading to Cancun for beauty pageant


Miss Latina and Miss
Teen Latina will be
competing Oct. 1
By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Monica Her-
rera, 20, and Alexis Rodriguez, 17,
have been working hard through
the summer in anticipation of fac-
ing national competition in the
Miss Latina and the Miss Teen
Latina pageant.
Herrera and Rodriguez first
claimed local crowns in the Miss
Latina of the 'Glades competi-
tions, and subsequently won state
crowns to now vie for the coveted
U.S. titles.


Monica
Herrera


The competiti
in the picturesque
cun, Mexico Oct
local beauties h&
their hometown
with a sense of gr
dignity through
tions leading up t


in pageant glory.
They have also been a great
representation of the state of
Florida and the Hispanic commu-
nity as a whole. They spent the
summer on a promotional tour
throughout the state and devoted
a lot of time to the gym in antici-
pation of the national competi-
tion, which both beauty queens
Alexis described as a competition,
Rodriguez which will focus much more on
the physical attributes of the com-
on will be held petitor.
e setting of Can- The promotional tour was to
t. 1. These two bring awareness to the fact that
ave represented today's competitions, while
of Clewiston focusing on beauty, is not about
ace, beauty, and appearances, more so than
ut the competi- advancing the mind. The educa-
to this next..step tional opportunities available to


beauty contestants are readily
available for those who compete
and do well.
Both contestants have been
busy raising funds, as well as hon-
ing their interview skills and
brushing up on current events.
Providing the judges with a posi-
tive presentation and interview, is
one of the most important phases
of the competition.
Herrera, a resident of Clewis-
ton, is currently enrolled in Palm
Beach Community College seek-
ing a degree in Psychology. By
performing well within this next
phase of competition, she plans
on using her winnings to achieve
her first goal of education. But
winning the Miss Latina U.S. title
would mean much more to her


on a personal level.
"I believe that I can set an
example for other young Latin
women who may follow in my
footsteps," she said in a press
release. "I want to use my cultural
experiences and the degree I
hope to obtain in Psychology to
provide council and hope to
future generations of Latino
women on how to persevere and
succeed in life."
Herrera graduated from
Clewiston High School in 2004
and pursued certification in cos-
metology to begin building her
college fund. She is currently
working for Robert's Hair Salon,
in Clewiston.
Rodriguez is currently a senior
at Clewiston High School and is


hot on the heels of the Miss Teen
Latina U.S. title. Working in her
family's business, Julio's Caf, in
Clewiston, Rodriguez is often
characterized as the all American
girl. She is a member of the
National Honor Society, Spanish
Honor Society, was the president
of her junior class, and captain of
the cheerleading squad.
She volunteers her time in
coaching ,the Clewiston Middle
School cheerleaders, an alter
server at her church, and a partici-
pant in the American Cancer Soci-
ety's Relay for Life, all the while
maintaining her status as an
honor roll student.
She plans on attending college
next fall in pursuit of a nursing
career.


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Scott Maestre (left) prepares to hit the water with Bassmaster pro Mike laconelli at the 2005
Junior Bassmaster World Championship in Kittanning, Pa.


Big "0" junior angler places


second in world competition


By Loma Jablonski
PALM CITY Scott Maestre,
a 14-year old member of the Big
"0" Junior Anglers Bass Club
has a great deal to be proud of.
The young angler from Palm City
finished second in the 2005
Junior Bassmaster World Cham-
pionship in Kittanning, Pa. This
was the first trip to the world
championships for the eighth
grade student from Hidden Oaks
Middle School in Palm City and
one that he will remember for a
long time. He not only placed
second in the prestigious event,
but got to rub elbows with some
of the greatest professional
anglers in bass fishing.
Maestre, along with his par-
ents and club sponsor Charlie
Hays, traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa.
to represent Florida in a compe-
tition that was the culmination
of countless local, regional and
state competitions for young
anglers from 11-18 year of age.
This year's Junior Bassmaster
World Championship had 90


kids divided into two age groups:
11-14 year olds and 15-18 year
olds who came to Pennsylvania
from across the United States
and Canada to compete for
scholarships and prizes. At a pre-
tournament banquet-they were
paired with adult Bassmaster
Classic competitors.
Maestre was thrilled when he
learned that he was assigned to
fish with well-known BASS pro
Mike laconelli.
"I was really surprised when I
was paired with Mike. He's really
a nice guy.' He took a lot of time
with me and taught me a lot,",
said Maestre.
The 90 young competitors
and their pro partners launched
from John P. Murtha Park in Kil-
lanning to fish the'Allegheny
River in the hope of hooking the
world champion title.
They fought through less than
perfect conditions to find the few
bass that were caught.
Joey Nania of Liberty Lake,
Wash., who was teamed up with
2001 Citgo Bassmaster Classic


champion Kevin VanDam, nar-
rowly beat out Maestre for first
place in the 14-18 year old divi-
sion. Nania brought a 1.4 lb.
bass to the scale, four ounces
more than Maestre's 1 lb. large-
mouth.,
"Mike told me that it was
tough to catch a lot of fish in this
area of Pennsylvania. He said
that there just were not that
many fish there," explained
Maestre. "They sure don't have
fish like we do in Okeechobee. I
did catch my fish using
crankbait."
Nania received a $5,000
scholarship and a Triton boat
with a Mercury motor valued at
$8,000. He also received a trip to
Disney World in Orlando for his
entire family for his first place
finish.
Maestre received a $2,000
scholarship for his second place
finish.
*"I had a great time and look
forward to trying to get there
again next year," said Maestre.


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunters needing to get their
Hunter Safety certification from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation 'Commission
(FWC) during 2005 are strongly
encouraged to take a course
early in the year as courses
scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up
fast. Everyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, is required to pass
this course prior to purchasing a
hunting license.
The free Hunter Safety Course
is available as a traditional class-
room program or as a home-
study course. Traditional class-
room courses are offered in all of
Florida's counties. Families with
children are encouraged to
attend a traditional course as
interaction with the instructors
help children and their parents
to better understand the course
materials and instructors can
answer questions and clarify
concepts, which cannot be
accomplished with the on-line
or CD version.
The dates and location for the
next traditional course is:
Palm Beach County, Sept. 17
and- 18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ever-
glades Youth Conservation
Camp 12100 Seminole Pratt


Whitney Road West Palm Beach.
Attendance on both days is
mandatory.
Hunters who can't attend a
traditional classroom course can
take the majority of course,
instruction without leaving
home. The new at-home
method allows students to
obtain partial credit toward com-
pleting the Hunter Safety Course
through the Internet or CD- ROM
interactive program. Once the
interactive portion of the course
has been completed, students
must then attend the required
completion day that includes
live-firing instruction on a shoot-
ing range, and classroom work.
The dates and locations for
the completion day portion of
the home-study course are:
Glades County, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Glades County Sheriff's
Range four miles North of U.S.
27 on SR 78.
Markham Park Sunrise Space
is limited for all courses. Reser-
vations are required by going
online at MyFWC.com/huntered
or by calling (561) 625-5126.
A statewide schedule of
hunter safety classes is available
on the Web at
MyFWC.com/huntered, and
while you are there, be sure to


check out other programs
offered through the Hunter Safe-
ty,Program, such as the Bow-
hunting Course and the Becom-
ing an Outdoors-Woman
workshops.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents this course
free-of-charge, and enlists a vol-
unteer network of trained
instructors who donate their
time to ensure that the legacy of
hunting remains a safe one. This
course is equally important for
those that hunt out-of-state or in
Canada and need, to purchase a
non-resident hunting license.
This state sponsored course
meets the requirements for
hunter safety training through-
out North America.
An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Chil-
dren under 18 years of age must
present a Parental Release Form
signed by the child's parent or
legal guardian to participate in
the live-fire exercises. The inter-
active course was developed in
cooperation with seven other
southeastern states to increase
accessibility to hunter safety pro-
grams.


- BURBANK, Calif. Recognize
an outstanding teacher who is
sparking the imaginations of chil-
dren across your community. Dis-
ney is accepting nominations for
America's most creative teachers
from now until Oct. 15. Next year's
awards will go to the country's
most extraordinary, creative teach-
ers as part of the 2006 Disney
Teacher Awards but first you
need to nominate them.
Teachers in public, private and
parochial schools, Pre-Kindergarten-
12th grades are eligible to be nomi-
nated. Nominations can be made
until Oct. 15 in one of two ways:
Online atwww.DisneyHand.com by
phoning toll free, (877) 282-8322.
Since 1989, Disney Teacher Awards
have been presented to teachers
who construct learning environ-
ments where students and teachers
alike explore, imagine, and engage
in a variety of stimulating ideas and
experiences. Specifically, the pro-
gram honors those teachers whose
approaches exemplify creativity in
teaching and who inspire a joy of
learning in their students.
"Sixteen years ago, we started
celebrating local heroes by estab-
lishing the annual Disney Teacher
Awards to honor America's finest
educators," said Terry Wick, vice
president, Disney Worldwide Out-
reach Vi h:p: -ll c r iiiiuriill.
11ill take this opportunity\ to
acknowledge their heroes as well
their greatest teachers. This
nomination process shows thou-
sands of teachers across the
country how much their work
means to their students, col-


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leagues and communities."
Honorees will be selected from
the nationwide nominees. From
there, they will be celebrated at a
red-carpet Awards Gala in July, will
be featured during a Disneyland
Main Street Parade and Ceremony
at Sleeping Beauty Castle, will
attend VIP events and receptions,
and will share teaching strategies
with their fellow award-winning
teachers. During the Gala, four Hon-
.orees will be selected as Outstand-
ing Teachers and one will be named
the 2006 Disney Teacher of the Year.
In addition, the Honorees each
receive $10,000, a $5,000 grant for
their school and a six-day profes-
sional development institute with


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World Resort. At the institute, teach-
ers share ideas to refine their inno-
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The Disney Teacher Awards is
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Hendry County 4-H


CLEWISTON The Hendry
County 4-H Program is gearing
up for a new exciting year. 4-H is
a nonformal educational youth
development program of the
University of Florida's Food and
Agricultural Sciences'(IFAS) and
the Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion Service for boys and girls
ages five to 18 as of Sept. 1.
It is'a program designed to
help youth develop life skills,
such as c,, niunicatiiLr, citizen-
ship, decision-making, leader-
ship, and interpersonal relation-
ships through the many project
areas. Some of the project areas
within the Hendry County 4-H
Program are sewing, shooting


sports, beef, swine, small ani-
mal, horse, cooking, goat, arts
and crafts to name a few. Please
note if you are interested in
showing a steer or swine, you
must be enrolled in the project
by the initial weigh-in or by Oct.
1, whichever comes first.
To learn more about the
Hendry County 4-H Club Pro-
gram, you are invited to attend
the open house on Saturday,
Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. until noon
at the Cle%\islon Youth Center
Game Room. To learn how to
become a 4-H volunteer, please
contact the 4-H office at (863)
983-1453 or (863) 983-1598.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, September 1,2005


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F 233 N. BRIDGE ST
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RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE from mouth of river. Being sold "as is".
3/2/1 IN PORT LABELLE- NO PETS! Reduced to REDUCED $550,000.
HOMES FOR SALE 2BED/IBATH HOUSE in LaBelle. Being
5 POSSIBLY 6 BEDROOM/3BATH. sold "As Is." Asking $125,000.
Includes office, family, dining and living 1.14 ACRES WITHIN LABELLE CITY
room. Home sits on 2 breath taking acres LIMITS Property is zoned R3 muirifam
filled with oaks, palms and a variety of LIMITS. Property is zoned R3 multam
fruit trees. Property also has a running ily. Currently this is.an income producing
creek along the back. Asking $375,000. property with 2 homes that are now
2 POSSIBLY 3BEDROOM/2BATH CBS being rented. Asking $375,000.
HOUSE. Newer Being sold "as ACREAGE FOR SALE
is" House is locg ua Run. Asking IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE.
$165,000. 101 Acres +/- with wood frame house.
IN PORT LABELLE This Being sold "As Is" Call for more details.
3Bedroom/2Bath/l Car garage home sits on LOTS FOR SALE ,
a beautifully landscaped .25 acre lot under BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue
the prestigious oaks of LaBelle. Home is BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue
well maintained with updated appliances with old blk building sold "As Is" Asking
and a new roof. Asking $135,000. $40,000.
3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. LOTS IN PORT LABELLE STARTING
Sits on Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots AT $47,000.


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HOMES:
$* 236,900 2BD/2BA + den home with oak cov-
ered property, screened lanai and wooden deck.
MOBILE HOMES:
$* 275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal
home. Cages galore.
* $195,000 2BD/2BA mobile home in Pioneer
on 2.94+/- acres.
$1 JD-, I D/Ai ea ,5 acres
that l s hf t d horse
stalls,
* $82,500 O l ~e~v s., 3BD/2BA mobile
home with new'carpet, vny-and paint.
$* 1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an
Auto Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoin-
ing Badcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with
clean bill of health.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibili-
ties! Come check it out before someone else does!
* $430,000 A creek runs through it!! 2 beautiful
20 aU" Rlt]WBNT',RflM Is! Don't
miss out on this unique acreage!
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
shed.
* $89,900 4.94+/- acres property features home
or mobile home pad 50X100 with septic tank.
* $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on a
paved road.
* $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot


on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
* $55,000. -1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved
road in heart of Montura.
* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
Montura.
* $46,o Nsqe I Le g+t on
comero s S no '.
* $35,000 -1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
out away from hustHSOLD Ifcity living. Also
adjoining 1.07+/- acre wooded lot available.
* $33,0 c" i iaj tleste
your hoi n'n g ite alible.
* $75,000 .25+/- acre buildable lot on cul-de-
sac, close to schools and recreation.
* $65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an estab-
lished neighborhood.
* $65,500. .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green
belt.
* $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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room, this 4BR/2BA pool home deliv-
ers! You'll love coming home and relax-
ing 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
being at this 3BR/1.5B CBS home on Albany.
FeatuMbD BlEgR I S RSI Tn &
family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.
* What a deal!! 3BR/1.5B CBS home in LaBelle
only min .cfplPg. F include
new cerMil hJW j s more.
Only $147,900.
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home
also fea ao kit cabinets,
breakfaS s Aire Ur| id 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 U So JaGOMTnBT9uni.ty
priced at only $39,900.


* STOP DREAMING AND START LIV-
INGI This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes relax-
ing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured home.
Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls, and,
spacious kitchen. Only $179,900.
* To see it is to love it! This beautiful 4BR/2Ba
manuf ce e ss /2jiewc ete-
ly fen 'wn.
Asking $150,000.
* 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 pri-
vate 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 for your maximum
pleasure on the spacious 1.25 acres. $119,900.
* 4BR/2,nanu turedhomrwith over 1,700
sq. ft Im a Features
include a tanjR ,gs, 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
one geR tiPRsiM s, 1lRATonly


$199,900.
* Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled cor-
ner lot on Evans Rd. Comes with a single wide
mobile home currently rented. At 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 homesite.
Only $46,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
family. $44,900.
* Pretty wooded 1.25 acres in Montura
$43,500.
* Wooded 1.25+/- acre. Lot in Montura.
$42,4BDER CONTRACT
* 1.25+/- acre in Montura $34,900.


* Beautiful.25+*/- acre comer lot in downtown,
LaBelle w/great potential Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of
rezoning to Business. $129,000.
* 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $124,900.
* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Comet lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready.for
your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900.
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood!
$54,900 each.
* Comer lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
*Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
South of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of
frontage on SR29 and frontage on Luckey
Street. Asking $450,000.


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& priced right! $95,900 What a Deal!! $132,500 Pioneer! $189,9oo

LABELLE... PORT TARF.LT INEW LISTING...
3BR/2B in town home on New construction 3BR/2B 3BR/2B CBS home on .45
a 0.50 +/- acre corner lot. CBS home on 0.30 +/- acre! +/- acre fenced & landscaped
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tion! $239,000 acre corner lot. $249,900 from the river! $280,000

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5BR/2B custom CBS 4BR/2B pool home on 3BR/2B brick home on 1
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town homesite! $299,900 stalls & barn. $385,000 gated S/D! $495,000

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Private marinas are disappearing


GAINESVILLE Along the
nation's coastlines, marinas are
being replaced by high-priced resi-
dential and commercial develop-
ments, a trend that leaves increas-
ing numbers of boat owners high
and dry, unable to access marine
waters.
But a University of Florida
researcher says communities can
help keep boaters and local
economies afloat by planning
for and operating public ramps,
docks and waterways more effi-
ciently.
"Access to marine waters is a
finite resource, because there's
only so much coastline," said
Robert Swett, an assistant profes-
sor with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "In Florida,
the number of registered boats has
increased at a faster rate than the
number of people, so it's in every-
body's interest that we maximize
the use of our public boating facili-
ties."
Nearly one million boats are
registered in Florida, and visitors
bring another 400,000 vessels to
the state each year, said Swett, who
is also a specialist with Florida Sea
Grant, a state and federal partner-
ship dedicated to creating a sustain-
able coastal economy and environ-
ment. From 1980 to 2000,
recreational boat registrations in
Florida increased 82 percent, while
the population increased 64 per-
cent.
In Florida and other coastal
states, developers pay top dollar for
oceanfront property to build so-
called dockominiums, luxury con-


"Both small and large marinas are giving way to
residential development as waterfront property
values have soared and it makes better financial
sense to sell out to a developer than to struggle
to maintain a marina business."
James Frye
Director of The Department of the
National Marine Manufacturers Association


dominiums with private docking
facilities, he said. When marina
owners sell their operations, cus-
tomers may not have the option to
stay on as condo owners.
"Most boat owners are not
rich," Swett said. "They're working
people, and there's only so much
they can spend to put their boats
on the water."
Displaced customers may have
three options seek affordable
facilities in the same community,
go boating in other communities or
stay home, he said.
"From the standpoint of the
local economy, the best option
often is to have boaters keep com-
ing back to the same area," Swett
said. "Low-cost public ramps and
docks are great incentives, but they
have to meet boaters' needs and
it's not always obvious what those
needs are."
Accommodating large numbers
of boaters at public facilities
requires careful planning, using
strategies pioneered by growth
management professionals such as
traffic engineers, he said.
"Nobody widens a road on


impulse you study traffic flow,
analyze the data and weigh your
options," Swett said. "The same
idea applies to waterways. Before
we commit public funds to main-
tain or upgrade infrastructure we
need to be sure the project will
accomplish what we want."
Swett and Florida Sea Grant col-
league Charles Sidman spend
much of their time investigating
boat traffic patterns and boaters'
activities. The two provide expert-
ise to numerous local governments
and agencies, such as the West
Coast Inland Navigation District,
which comprises Manatee, Saraso-
ta, Charlotte and Lee Counties in
Southwest Florida, Swett said.
One recent project involved
detailed studies of heavily used
canal systems and waterways in
Manatee, Sarasota and Lee Coun-
ties, to determine where dredging
was needed and how it could be
accomplished with minimal envi-
ronmental impact, he said. By
focusing on multiple sites simulta-
neously, the study cut the cost of
obtaining dredging permits for
each site.


"Coordinated efforts can really
make a difference," Swett said. "It's
encouraging that state legislators
are also taking an interest in marine
access, because it may result in
greater funding and a uniform
approach to some administrative
issues."
Florida recently began a com-
prehensive assessment and eco-
nomic study of public launching
and mooring facilities on marine
waters, he said. When completed
in about 18 months, the study will
help policymakers and coastal
communities predict, future
demand and make plans to supply
appropriate facilities.
Loss of marine access is becom-
ing an issue in coastal communities
around the nation, said James Frye,
who directs the marinas and boat-
ing access department of the
National Marine Manufacturers
Association in Chicago.
"Both small and large marinas
are giving way to residential devel-
opment as waterfront property val-
ues have soared and it makes bet-
ter financial sense to sell out to a
developer than to struggle to main-
tain a marina business," he said.
"Without access points like mari-
nas and boat ramps, America
won't be able to get out on the
water to recreate."
Florida has 1,197 miles of coast-
line and an estimated 2,100 mari-
nas, according to the state Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion. Statewide, there are almost
8,000 boat ramps on both salt and
fresh water, about 1,300 of them
publicly operated.


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Gas prices and interest rates are climbing


WEST PALM BEACH What
do gas prices and interest rates
have in common? They are
steadily rising and sneaking up
on consumers' wallets and
pocketbooks. Most people aren't
concerned when gas goes up a
nickel at the pump, or if their
credit card interest rate adds a
quarter point.
But gas is now a full dollar
more per gallon than it was in
January, and the federal funds
rate has jumped 2.5 percent over
the last 14. months, meaning
variable-rate credit cards and
home equity lines are more cost-
ly. This combination could rattle
consumers whose budgets were
already stretched thin.
"Consumers, may ,now find
their budgets falling short,"' Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Service
(CCCS) of Palm Beach County &
the Treasure Coast President Jes-
sica Cecere said. "They may
need to cut expenses or earn
additional income to make up
for these rising costs."
A recent Gallup poll reports
that 47 percent of adults say gas
prices have already caused them
financial hardship. A poll from
The Associated Press and Ameri-
ca Online News shows that 64
percent of adults think gas prices
will cause them financial hard-
ship in the next six months. The
recent price of crude oil has
been as much as $67 a barrel,
which means consumers can
expect to pay upwards of $2.60
per gallon. It wasn't long ago
they were paying $1 or less for a
gallon of gas.
CCCS provides the following
tips to avoid breaking your budg-
et at the gas pump:
Determine how much you


are spending on gas each
month. Track your gasoline
expenses for a month. Use cash
or one credit card to simplify the
process. Then, calculate how
much more you are spending
than what you have spent previ-
ously and what you have allocat-
ed in your budget.
Trim expenses where neces-
sary. You may find you are
spending as much as $100 a
month more due to the increase
in gas prices. That money has to
come from somewhere. Avoid
using credit to purchase gas if
you are unable to pay off the bal-
ance at the end of the month.
Instead, cut out enough extras
from your budget to cover the
additional expense.
Combine trips and carpool.
To help conserve fuel, combine
several errands in one trip. Also,
contact co-workers and neigh-
bors to set up a carpooJ.
Use routes with the least
amount of traffic. If you find
yourself sitting in gridlock traffic,-
try going in early to beat the
rush. The less you have to stop
and start the car, the less gas
you'll use.
If adapting to the rising gas
prices wasn't enough, short-
term interest rates increased last
week for the tenth time in the
past 14 months. The latest rate
increase was one-quarter per-
centage point, bringing the new
interest rate to 3.5 percent. In the
past .14 months, interest rates
have totaled an increase of 2.5
.percent, which can catch people
off guard, especially if they don't
pay attention to their monthly
statements. While the incremen-
tal approach has avoided shocks
to the economy, it may, also


creep up on consumers, and
catch them unaware..
The immediate impact is on
short-term rates, such as those
charged on adjustable-rate mort-
gages, home equity lines of cred-
it and credit cards tied to the
prime. On the bright side, the
rates banks pay on money-mar-
ket accounts and short-term CDs
move up too.
Consumers who have credit
card balances or home equity
lines will -find the same amount
of debt suddenly costs mote. For
someone feeling pinched by
larger monthly payments, CCCS
recommends the following:
Evaluate your credit card
interest, rates. If you have credit,
card debt on high-rate cards,
consider transferring balances'
to a lower-rate card, or ask your
creditor for a lower rate. This
can work if you have a good
credit history, but not if your
high rates are based solely on
past delinquencies.
Evaluate your mortgage or
home equity line. If a second
mortgage, adjustable-rate mort-
gage or equity line has a much
higher rate than the going fixed
rate, you may want to consider
refinancing. The most recent
national average for a 30-year
fixed is 5.36 percent, and a 15-
year fixed is 4.97 percent,
according to Bankrate.com.
Don't forget to include closing
costs when estimating the bene-
fits of refinancing.
Pay down your debt. The best
way to avoid higher interest
rates is to not have to pay them.
Paying off your credit cards will
also help with your credit score,
which dictates the interest rate


you pay on future loans or cards.
Rearrange your monthly budg-
et. If higher rates can't be helped,
the difference has to come from
somewhere else. Chart out your
full monthly budget, and com-
pare it to your income. What is
the fiscal impact of the new rates,
and how short will you be from
meeting your monthly commit-
ments? Separate wants from
needs, and eliminate discre-
tionary spending and extras that
you can't afford in the current
financial reality. Or, add to your
bottom line by picking up extra
hours at work, finding a part-time
job, or even adding a roommate.


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Drilling may edge closer to Florida


WASHINGTON Interior
Secretary Gale Norton pledged'
that no oil and gas drilling will
take place within 100 miles of
Florida's shores.
But she delivered the promise
as her agency began crafting a
new plan that could open now-
protected areas of the eastern
Gulf beyond that 100 miles to
energy development.
The Interior Department took
the first step toward possibly
expanding oil and gas leases by
seeking public comment on
potential resources "in all areas"
of the outer continental shelf
from California to the Carolinas.
Outside of Alaska waters, 85
percent of the shelf is now off
limits to energy development.
"With our reliance on
imports of foreign oil climbing
each year, we would be irre-
sponsible if we did not consider
how we might develop those
abundant resources," Norton
said.
Meanwhile, she "reaffirmed"
a Bush administration pledge
not to allow new leasing within
100 miles of Florida's coast.
However, Norton noted that
because energy legislation
passed by Congress last month
requires an inventory of even
protected waters in the outer
continental shelf, the govern-
ment will ask for public com-
ment on "the potential resources
available in all areas of the OCS."
That raised the question of
whether the new leasing plan
could eventually include areas
now off-limits to drilling in the


eastern Gulf. That moratorium is
set to expire in 2012.
A spokesman for Florida
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson said
the administration is intent on
drilling in areas now off-limits to
energy companies,
I "This is a deceptive way for
the administration to open up to
new drilling in a 185-mile area
[beyond the 100 miles from
Florida's shores]," said Dan
McLaughlin, a spokesman for
Nelson. "They are intent on
drilling in the eastern Gulf of
Mexico."
Not so, said Norton
spokesman Hugh Vickery.
"This is not a signal, not a
proposal just a request for
information. This is simply ask-
ing the public for comment," she
said.
Before energy companies can
look for oil and. gas, they acquire
leases from the government.
Every five years, the Interior
Department's Minerals Manage-
ment Service crafts a leasing
plan to establish where those
leases will be and how they may
affect regional economies and
the environment.
The plans, created over' a
bureaucratic two-year process,
are required by a 1978 law
known as the OCS Lands Act..
A plan for 2007 to 2012 would
start emerging next winter, with
a final plan and environmental
impact statement made public
by winter 2007. The new leasing
plan through 2012 would be
approved that spring.
But the start of a regulatory


routine established 27 years ago
hasn't stopped drilling oppo-
nents from sensing a conspiracy
to open up sacrosanct waters to
development especially an
oil-rich swath, known as Area
181, southwest of Pensacola.
"That's what the Bush admin-
istration wants and they're
doing it deceitfully," McLaughlin
said.
Parts of Area 181 are, like the
rest of the eastern Gulf, shielded
from drilling until 2012. But the
energy legislation approved by
Congress opens the eastern Gulf
to seismic tests to assess the
extent of energy resources.
That doesn't mean the areas
will be open to drilling, the Inte-
rior Department says.
"The Bush administration has
repeatedly expressed its support
for the existing moratoria, based
upon deference to the wishes of
the states to determine what
activities take place off their
coasts," the Interior Department
said in a news release.
The department, however,
also said it would specifically
seek comment on whether
"existing moratoria should be
modified."
The administration's willing-
ness to consider opening por-
tions of the eastern Gulf and
drilling opponents' vehement
opposition are the latest signs
that waters off Florida long
deemed untouchable have
become prime targets for energy
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It started with concern over taxes, mismanagement and financial stability.
As we investigated, we became increasingly concerned about management decisions
being objective.
At every turn, we have been stonewalled by the hospital's management and the L
elected Chairman of the Board.

These are very serious matters that deserve everyone's attention. We want to set the
record straight and help everyone to understand exactly why our Company has taken
a leadership role in addressing the need for improvements in our Hospital--an issue that
affects not only U.S. Sugar and Southern Gardens Citrus, but also every Hendry County
resident.

[L The stability of the hospital. Despite the constant infusion of county taxpayer
dollars, the past ten years have seen a steady reduction in the number of Hendry County
residents who use their own hospital. This leads to a vicious cycle of declining quality,
reduced programs, and thus even less satisfaction with and use. of the hospital's services.
For the hospital to have the broad-based support it needs to survive, it must be well
S managed and able to provide quality health care to everyone in the county.

[~' The financial well being of our neighbors. Hendrv County's residents and
J businesses pay property taxes that support the county's hospital, whether or not they
use its services. Hendry County's ad valorem taxes are among the highest in the region--
and it's clearly wrong to think that raising taxes further is the answer. We need to make
sure our hard earned tax dollars are being spent wisely and efficiently. For the amount of
tax dollars that we provide to the hospital, everyone in Hendry County should be able to
rely on quality health care. Instead our local services are so poor that 84%o of our county
residents pay their taxes and then go somewhere else for medical service.

The vitality of our community. When we recruit highly skilled employees to work
at our companies, they want to know good health care is available in our community.
It's the same for all the other area businesses who are trying to both retain existing
S employees and attract new employees.

; This effort is not about taxes, although we expect our public resources to be utilized
wisely and efficiently. This effort is not about personalities, although when individuals -
decide to run for office and are elected as public servants, they are obligated to follow
the law and be objective stewards of the public's resources.

We hope that once Hendrv County residents begin to understand the facts about Hendry
Regional Medical Center, you will realize how important the financial viability of the
hospital is to your well-being and that of our comnmunity--and that you'll join us in this I
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UF launches center for food distribution and retailing


GAINESVILLE Described
by researchers as the first of its
kind in the world, the new Center
for Food Distribution and Retail-
ing at the University of Florida
will help the nation's $950 billion
retail food industry provide con-
sumers with high quality prod-
ucts at affordable prices.
The center will conduct
research and education on the
entire food distribution chain
from farm to fork, with an
emphasis on perishable food
products such as fresh produce,
meat, fish and baked goods, said
Jeffrey Brecht, director of the
center at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
He said the center will also
focus on improving packaging
design and developing new tech-
nologies such as radio frequency
identification on food products
to replace the current bar code
system and speed customers
through the checkout counter.
"When it comes to perishable
food products which account
for half of all retail food sales -


high losses translate into' razor-
thin profits that average about
1.4 percent," Brecht said.
"For perishables, only 19 per-
cent of the retail price represents
the amount paid to growers," he
said. "The balance covers mar-
keting and distribution as well as
losses, which means there are
real opportunities for improving
the process from growers to the
shelves of a retail store."
One of the best ways for a
retailer to keep or gain market
share is by presenting a perfect
produce section, he said. The
positive image gives customers a
better perception of the overall
quality of the business.
"In the minds of many cus-
tomers, if the store provides
high-quality-fresh produce, it is
probably maintaining the same
high quality for other products in
the store," he said.
"However, keeping this 'fresh-
ness image' requires an invento-
ry turnover of almost 50 percent
each day the highest percent-
age in a retail store after the meat


and fish sections."
As a result, the average lost
revenue for a fresh produce sec-
tion in a supermarket is about
$200,000 per year, said Brecht, a
horticultural sciences professor.
The interdisciplinary center,
which includes scientists from
five UF departments working in
cooperation with major national
food distributors and retailers,
will generate research-based
information for the food industry,
consumers and students. Partici-
pating UF departments include
agricultural and biological engi-
neering, food and resource eco-
nomics, food science and human
nutrition, horticultural sciences
and plant pathology.
Jean-Pierre Emond, an asso-
ciate professor of agricultural
and biological engineering and
co-director of the UF center, said
their advisory board includes
executives from major super-
market chains such as Ahold,
Publix and Wal-Mart. More than
$1 million in research support
commitments have already been


received from firms such as
Franwell Inc. in Plant City, Fla.;
Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd., in
Bridgeton, Mo.; and IPL Inc. in
Quebec, Canada.
"While the primary focus is
the Florida food distribution and
retailing industry, the UF center
will have an impact on the world-
wide industry," Emond said.
"The center will also introduce
new concepts in food distribu-
tion and retailing at the under-
graduate and graduate levels as
well as through continuing edu-
cation programs.
"Outreach efforts will target
the entire food industry, ranging
from growers and packers to
shippers and transportation serv-
ices as well as Warehouse opera-
tors, wholesalers and retailers,"
he said.
He said radio frequency iden-
tification or RFID is one of
the hottest new technologies in
the distribution and retailing
industry, and it will eventually
make bar codes on products
obsolete.


"RFID tags will revolutionize
the checkout counter," Emond
said. "Instead of waiting for indi-
vidual food items to be scanned,
customers will be able to have
the cost of all their purchases
totaled electronically in a matter
of seconds."
The tags contain a microchip
and a tiny antenna that send the
price and other information
about the product to a computer.
In the future, the technology will
allow products to be tracked
through every stage of the supply
chain, recording temperature,
shock and other conditions dur-
ing shipping, Emond said.
"We will work closely with
the industry to help them adopt
these new technologies to limit
losses and make further
improvements in freshness,
quality and safety," Emond said.
He said 40 percent of the per-
ishable produce from Central
and South America enters the
United States through Florida,
making the state-a logical site for
the new center. Because of the


rapid globalization of agricultural
trade, the center is expected to
become a valuable source of
information for food distribution.
Scott Charlton, senior vice
president of manufacturing and
distribution at Publix Supermar-
kets Inc..in Lakeland, Fla., said
the UF center is "a valuable part-
ner providing a unique level of
expertise that is not readily avail-
able to our industry. It will help
us improve overall quality and
service to our customers."
Jeff Wells, president and chief
executive officer of Franwell Inc.,
said its relationship with' the new
food distribution and retaining
center is an important strategic
alliance.
"The center provides a plat-
form for our retailing customers
who are competitors to collabo-
rate in solving difficult problems
that affect us all," he said. "This
shared cooperation would not
be possible outside the center,
which provides a framework for
research on neutral ground for
all its members."


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BELLE GLADE Professor
Lyndon Johnson, who has taught
math and computer science at
PBCC in Belle Glade for four
years, has received a Gimelstob
Professor of the Year Award for
excellence in teaching. He earned
a bachelor's degree in physics
from Talladega College and a
master's in computer engineering
from Florida Atlantic University.
The nominees were judged on
five criteria: Delivers clear and
easy-to-understand instruction; is
well organized and manages time


effectively; promotes interest,
enthusiasm and active learning;
uses various techniques, method-
ologies and technologies and
engages in student and student
success-related activities.
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were renamed last year in honor
of Herb and Elaine Gimelstob.
The Boca Raton couple's gen-
erosity helped establish the
Gimelstob Faculty Award
Endowment.
Professor Johnson's students
nominated him for the Gimel-


stob award, citing his helpful-
ness and ability to simplify com-
plicated matters. "I try to find out
who my students are and incor-
porate their life experiences to
math and computer science,"
Prof. Johnson explained. "I try to
get them involved as much as I
can." He uses such analogies as
cutting grass for the gardeners
and mixing medications for the
nursing students.
"The Gimelstob award moti-
vates and re-energizes me," Prof.
Johnson said. "The feeling of con-


necting with students is why I
make the trip to Belle Glade. 'As
much as they learn from me, I
learn equally from them." Six pro-
fessors from PBCC's four loca-
tions were selected for the Gimel-
stob awards. In addition to
Professor Johnson, Professors
Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell,
Nancy McDonald and Gisela Diaz
and Adjunct Professors Betty Gray
and Tomas Pena were chosen by
their peers from a pool of 81 nom-
inations submitted by students,
faculty and staff.


Managers continue to move water


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District continues to
assess impacted areas and move
water eastward out to sea in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. All
coastal structures are fully open to
allow maximum recession of
water in the Miami-Homestead-
Florida City area. Forward pumps
have continued to assist in moving
water to the coast. The eastern
waters will recede the quickest.
"All the water has now arrived,"
said Bob Howard, the district's
director of operations, "There was
no damage to the primary flood
control system and it is working at


100-percent capacity to remove the
water from the land, through the
canals and out to sea."
Hurricane Katrina brought a
deluge of rainfall measuring from
6-10 inches in Miami-Dade County
with rain gauge measures of 13.25
inches in Homestead. Two aerial
reconnaissance flights are being
conducted today for the Miami-
Homestead-Florida City area to
focus on assessment of debris or
obstructions in district canals and
movement of floodwaters. In addi-
tion, five teams have been
deployed to conduct stream gaug-
ing measuring flow and turbidity


from a boat with the use of a tagline
- at five structures in the Home-
stead/Miami area.
The floodwaters in the Home-
stead area and in the L-31N and C-
111 Canal areas near Everglades
National Park are expected to
recede slowly. As conditions
improve, water will begin receding
further and further west until even-
tually, all floodwaters will recede.
Initial reports from the reconnais-
sance flights show some increased
water flow improvement to the
east. Water levels in the western
areas are beginning to decrease as
well, however, it will be next week


before the water in the western
urban and agricultural areas begins
to noticeably dissipate.
"We understand the duress of
the farmers and residents experi-
encing floodwaters on their trees
and crops and in their homes," said
Humberto Alonso, director of the
District's Service Centers. "Eastern
urban areas should see water
receding in the next few days. Due
to the great volume of water in one
drainage area, and the fact that the
water east has to drain first, the
western areas will take longer. We
are doing all we can to move the
water out as fast aswe can."


FP&L $450 million rate hike is rejected


TALLAHASSEE -Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist announced that'his
office and other parties early this
morning reached a settlement that
eliminates the possibility that cus-
tomers of Florida Power & Light
would be forced to pay $430 million
more for electricity each year.
Crist said the settlement was
reached by the Attorney General's
Office, the Office of Public Counsel,
AARP, the Florida Retail Federation,
the Florida Industrial Power Users
Group and FPL in a rate increase
case pending before the Public Ser-
vice Commission (PSC). The par-
ties have submitted a joint Motion
for Approval of the settlement to
the PSC, which the commission
took under review and will consid-
er onWednesday.
"This is great news for the peo-
ple of Florida at a time when ener-
gy costs have been rising due to


many factors, including the price
of fuel and hurricane recoveries,"
said Crist. "I commend all parties
that have come together to bene-
fit out citizens."
Harold McLean, the state's Pub-
lic Counsel, added, "This is an out-
standing deal for the citizens of
Florida that would not have hap-
pened but for the intervention of
Attorney General Charlie Crist."
Added Mike Twomey of AARP,
"The attorney general's pres-
ence in this case was critical to
obtaining a settlement under the
excellent terms that we did, and
the importance of his contribu-
tion cannot be overstated. It
would not have happened with-
out the attorney general."
The power company was seek-
ing a $430 million annual increase.
The settlement also leaves in place
a'$600 million rate decrease and a


revenue sharing plan, which so far
has produced $225 million in
refunds to customers. In addition,
FPL customers will benefit from
two new power plants in Martin
and Manatee counties, valued at
$887 million, without an increase
in base rates.
If this increase had been
approved it would have been in
addition to hundreds of millions of
dollars in storm recovery and fuel
adjustment costs that were already
passed on to consumers.
The increases proposed by FPL
would have affected 50 percent of
Florida's electric consumers. The
proposed increase would have
not only affected millions of-
Floridians directly, but the increas-
es to thousands of Florida busi-
nesses would have led to higher
costs on goods and services for all
Florida consumers.


"General Crist deserves a great
deal of credit for helping bring this
case to a resolution that protects
Florida consumers from yet anoth-
er rate increase," said Rick McAllis-
ter of the Florida Retail Federation.
John McWhorter, of the Florida
Industrial Power Users Group, said,
* 'We are very pleased with this out-
come and are extremely grateful for
the participation of attorney general
in making this settlement possible."
Crist had filed a Motion to Inter-
vene, on Aug. 4 at the request of
AARP and the Florida Retail Federa-
tion, which together represent
more than 2.7 million Florida resi-
dents and businesses. The motion
was granted by the PSC on Aug. 16.
Other groups involved in this
settlement include the Commercial
Group, the Federal Executive Agen-
cies, and the South Florida Hospital
and Healthcare Association.


Motorists are reminded to
use caution when approaching
and passing through road con-
struction zones. The following
is a list of construction projects
in and around the lake area
scheduled.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6
miles): Construction project
- The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement, widening two
section of roadway, construct-
ing paved shoulders, drainage
improvements, and guardrail
installation. Motorists should
expect a flagging operation
with a single lane for paving
and shoulder construction. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to
Charley Close Road: Mainte-
nance project Motorists
should expect no lane closures
but possible delays and slow
moving traffic while crews
work on cleaning the ditches 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 proj-
ect Motorists should expect
no lane closures but possible
delays and slow moving traffic
while crews work on repairing
and replacing guardrail.
US 27: In the City of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project -
Crews will be working on
sweeping the roadway. No
lane closures are anticipated,
but possible slow moving traf-
fic.
US 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project
- The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement and modifying
the US 27/SR 29 intersection
median. Motorists should
expect one lane to be closed
for paving operations. Speed
limit is reduced in the work
zone. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.


Hendry County
SR 29: At Case Road: Main-
tenance project Crews will
be repairing and replacing
guardrail. No lane closures are
anticipated, but possible delays
with slow moving traffic.
SR 29: In the City of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews
will be working on sweeping
the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: In the City of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews
will be working on sweeping
the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: At the intersection of
SR 80 and US 27: Maintenance
project Crews will be repair-
ing and replacing lighting on
the bridge. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
US 27: In the City of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance project -
Crews will be working on
sweeping the roadway. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
possible slow moving traffic.
Okeechobee
County
SR 70: From W. of US 98 to
W. of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing 2-lane road-
way to 4 lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improve-
ments, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently
includes storm pipe installa-
tion and roadway construc-
tion at various locations
throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineer-
ing. Project completion date:
Winter 2006.
US 441: From the CSX rail-
road crossing to north of
Cemetery Road (2.1 miles):
Construction project Work
has been completed to four-
lane the roadway. The road-
way improvements consisted
of widening and reconstruct-
ing the roadway with drainage
improvements, signals, and
street lighting. The contractor
was APAC-Southeast.


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paving, skidders, feller
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work. 1-800-345-0060
Exp'd Plumbers Needed,
commercial/residential, full
time starting immediately.
(561)996-1159
FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
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machine, sweep & mop.
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Responsible for ensuring
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Needs a F/T Sales person.
Preferably bilingual but not
necessary. Apply in person
at13,12W.Sugarand
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for aspiring musician. Please
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CASE MANAGER AIDE/DATE ENTRY CLERKS
Needed F/T for our LaBelle office and Moore
Haven office. H.S. diploma or GED, and a clean
Florida driver's license are required. Computer ex-
perience and bilingual preferred. This position in-
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paid vacation and sick leave and holidays.

ON-CALL DRIVER
Needed mornings only for elder dining site
in Buckhead Ridge.

ON-CALL PERSONAL CARE AIDES
Needed at our Moore Haven Location.

Applications accepted at Senior Connections of
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NW. Call the office nearest you for more info
about job openings in your area. LaBelle:
675-1446, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We are an
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THE CITY OF PAHOKEE is accepting ap-
plications for a-Clerkfor the Police De-
partment. The applicant must possess a
High School Diploma. Be able to type 35
wpm. Must have working knowledge of
office equipment and procedures also
good computer skills; possess good writ-
ten oral communication skills and or-
ganizational abilities. Must pass a
background check and drug screening.
Bilingual a plus. Applications may be at-
tained from the Personnel Office at the
City of Pahokee, 171 N. Lake Avenue,
Pahokee, FL. EEO.


The GEO Gro.ip, Inc.

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

FARMWORKER COUNSELOR
(Employment Counselor/Job Trainer)
$14.84/hr.
Must travel to Belle Glade as needed. Provides
direct client services and counseling in a farm-
worker educational training program. Requires
BS/BA & 1 yr. exp. in employment counseling
or related social services/job training (i.e.,
unemployment counseling) OR AS/AA and 3
yrs. related exp. Prefer exp. working with the
migrant farmworker population (specify amt.
of time)/teaching adults. Visit www.pbcgov.com
for detailed position description & employment
appl. Submit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref.
doc. for receipt by 5 pm 9/9/05 to Palm Beach
County HR, 50 S. Military Trail #210, West
Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax 561-616-6893
M/F/D/V (DFWP)



CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64080158)

Medical front desk clerical position in Clewiston;
working with public; medical records experience
helpful; must be fluent English/Spanish.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041x115
for more details


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FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now
hiring installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehi-
cle provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaran-
teed minimum $550 a week during training period. Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean 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.





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Program Director
(part time 30 hours per week)
for a non-profit organization.
Experienced in program development and
implementation in the areas of housing and
education located in eastern Hendry County.
A college degree or equivalent experience
in community development or
related field is preferred. Must be organized,
self-motivated and able to work independently,
with excellent written and verbal
communication skills. Grant writing
experience is preferred.
Send resume to the: Empowerment Alliance,
Executive Director @ 750 South Fifth Street,
Immokalee, Florida 34142
or fax to: 239-657-3084.


LABOR <4i FINDERS

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


CREDIT CARD BILLS? CON-
SOLIDATE TODAY! GET OUT
OF DEBT FAST. ONE LOW
MONTHLY PAYMENT. CUT
INTEREST. STOP HARASS-
MENT. www.lHaveToo-
ManyBills.com SINCE 1991!
(800)881-5353 x 17.

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435








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Good Dependable Childcare
in my home. Have ref's.
(561)996-6621



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




Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.



PRIVATE NURSING
AVAILABLE: By Experienced
Registered Nurse in you
home. Call for more informa-
tion. (561)261-4447


NEED A LAWYER? All Crimi-
nal Defense & Personal Inju-
ry. *Felonies *Domestic
Violence *Misdemeanors
*DUI *Traffic *Auto Acci-
dent *Wrongful Death. "Pro-
tect Your Rights" A-A-A
Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x1 5,-10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979



Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


Emlymn
Full Tim


BRAND CARPETS, HARD-
WOODS, LAMINATES. FREE
ESTIMATES, FREE GIFT
WITH PURCHASE
(800)848-7747, WWW.AC-
CESSCARPETS.COM
GAL HURRICAIN PANEL
Approx. 50, 60", 99" $500.for
all (863)357-1340 -
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



INSULATION REMOVER -
Professional machine to re-
move ceiling insulation.
$4500 (863)357-1340


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.' Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.-Video 580
CraftsSupplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs '315
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 6410
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 6385
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 7-10




AIR COND- 10-ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
never been used. $1200
(863)467-7101


DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition. $45.
(863)983-1848
ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
1940 With chain, holds 2
pictures. $25
(863)983-1848


FREEZER, KENMORE, Upright,
Good condition. $300 or
best offer. Call Ramses at
(863)673-0645--
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand new, still in box,
$75 (863)467-2112
WASHING MACHINE Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
$150E(863)801-1836
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call
Cathy 863-697-1123


MIAMI SUN- 3 Wheel bike,
Excellent shape. $150.
(863)467-7659
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SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
(863)467-5756.






3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
'Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320. 25x30, $3490.
30x4,0, $5170. 40x50,
$8380. 40x60, $10,700.
50x100, $15,244. Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
ALL STEEL BLDGS. FIRST
COME FIRST SERVE!!
40x40, 50x100, 80x200
Judy (800)839-1075.
STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375
(573)547-7637/517-2577.



BROWN RIDGE GAP-,New,
Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.
(863)357-5754
BUY FLOORING DIRECT
FROM DALTON, GA SAVE
UP TO 60% ON ALL NAME


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

561-993-1160


BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131


COINS, US PROOF & MINT
SETS, 17 Proof '60-88, 14
Mints '62-92. Lincoln Pennies
& more. $500 561-924-8292
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943



COMPUTER, 16" monitor,
printer, lots of discs, works
great, $150. (863)467-6805
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158



COMMERCIAL KILN, Pouring
table & Mixer. $300 for all,
will sep. (863)467-8177


BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749



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


BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
$1200 neg.(863)824-0884,
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
Drawers. Pine? $35.
(561)685-9923
CHEST OF DRAWERS- small,
3 drawers, $30.
(863)467-9892.
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
COMPUTER DESK wooden,
medium size, $50
(863)634-0526
COMPUTER DESK- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
(863)
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Blue,
Good condition. $200 or best
offer. (561)685-9923
DINING ROOM TABLE- 6 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion $600. (863)357-1175
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
DR SUITE- Ashley, Oak, round
table, no leaf, 4 chairs, $200
or best offer.
(863)763-5186.
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate hold-
ers $180 or best offer
(863)634-0517
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
TV CABINET Cherry w/ door
& drawer. Like new. Rattan
glass top tbI & 2 chairs $250
both will sep. (863)467-2532
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
& Queen $500 Will separ-
ate(863)673-2754
Wine Rack, 31x78, 4 shelves,
black metal & oakcounter,
$25. (863)674-0898



PARTY CART seats 4 peo-
ple, 1 dog & plenty of cool-
ers, 36v charger, $900
(863)697-2033


AR-15 BUSHMASTER .223
cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
(863)634-9494
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. (history,
gun smithing, ballistics) like
new $450 863-697-2033


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY.
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
SCOOTER- Golden Alante


Run your ad STATEWIDE!!I
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-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.



MOUNTAIN DULCIMER- Ex-
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
(863)467-8548


AFRICAN GREY CONGO
Hand fed $900
(863)673-2483
AMAZON PARROT
Hand Fed $650
(863)673-2483
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 10 weeks, working
parents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BEAGLE- Tri-colored, Female,
8 mo old, CKC reg. Loves
Kids $200. Call
863-763-2749 or 801-4193
BULLDOG Female, 16 mos
old, brindle. Red & black w/
white on nose. Beautiful &
sweet. $400 239-494-7042
COCKATIEL'S, 1 Fancy Grey &
Yellow/2 Med. Grey, 2 Ig. cag-
es, nesting box, etc. 5 mo.
old. 239-657-2427 before 8p
COCKATIEL'S, 2, Hand Feed.
Yellow. $70 for both, will
sep. (239)657-5760
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $950. neg.
(305)244-3871
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$600,
M-$600. (863)675-4216
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old,.very friendly,
good with kids. $250
(863)634-5060
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965
SHIH TZU PUPPY AKC reg.
Champion bloodline, Great
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or
best offer (863)467-8896
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $2500.
(863)983-7751



AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (863)675-4792


POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
w/all accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.



TV 32" Sony 2000 HD, like
new, $100 (863)467-2532


GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
built in battery charger, Exc
cond $995. (863)467-4328



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


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


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 B65



MARE & GELDING 10 & 14,
both broke. Nice horses.
$1800 for both
(863)697-6713
MINIATURE BLUE ROAN
STALLION, 28" High. Show
quality. $1800.
(863)674-0156
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
(863)655-3436



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 I/261-4999
RIDING MOWER, MTD, 16.5
hp, 98 Model in Good condi-
tion. $425 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
'05, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp engine. $1300. Call
(863)357-1059
f'a 11t .


motorized chair. New w/ war-
raqty papers. pd $6K asking
$1300 neg (863)357-2233


BIRDFEEDER, $38 or best of-
fer. (754)367-1761
CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Blue mini lights, balls & tree
skirt. $35. for all
(863)467-8050
FUEL TANK, 300 gallon, with
pump, $400 or best offer.
(863)675-6568 leave mes-
sage.
NEXTEL i275 Camera
Phone only 3 months old
$80 or best offer
(863)697-2422
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
digital cam. Wrks w/ cx6000,
7000,dx6000, 7000, Is600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422


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CHEROKEE JEEP- Brand new
battery, Good condition
$100. (863)673-2754



HOOVER EMPOWER- Almost
new, Cost $140. Sell $70.
(863)467-2112


DVD's (85) & 20-40 VHS
$500 or best offer
(863)763-8943
VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082


WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877
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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
In the classified.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, September 1, 2005


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WE SOLD OVER $12 MILLION WORTH OF REA
VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE IN THE
SUGAR REALTY HAS THE MOST LISTINGS O

Luan B. Glenn A.
Walker Smith

863.677.1010 863-983-3508

Virginia Ave 1~ I 1 car car- Caloosahatchee River!! 4 bed- Deal Fell T
port going LW 0 room/2 Bath Mobile Home on the Absolutely
banks of the Caloosahatchee River!! many upgri
ONLY 11 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu 48'x15' rear deck overlooks the Bring your
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 river. Formal Living Room with 1.25 ac $1
sq ft, Special loan pkges, Price will Fireplace and Formal Dining Room.
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot Split floor plan. 26'x30 2 car
and home only $135K LUTZ detached carport. 8' x 21' Covered BackQ Ti
BUILDERS Front Deck. Paved Circular Drive. 3/2 manuf
18'x21 and 21'x26' storage build- upgrades a
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim ings. Canal with river access on the you'd belie'
Canal of' Lake 0, completely fur- side of the home for the fishing
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH- boat, and Dock Rights on the river- New Listin
ING POLE $269.9K with Corps of Engineers approval- The rrM )
for the deep water boat. With limit- T
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty ed-availability of River property,
1.25 acre's with Oak trees on end of this is a rare find at $524,900 See it "r I3w3 i
street next to canal. 2 bd/2 ba sin- on realtor.com MLS#: 205086164 CBS. $339K
glewide. No where can you find this New Listing!! Beautiful 3 bed-
@ $69,900 room/2 bath home w/den. Carpet New Listin
For Rent! Pioneer 4BD/2BA House newly! ) tile and hardwood flooring. 3/2 brick
on 2.5 Acres, Fenced & Furnished Fireplace Great location-1/2 block very well n
$1400.00 per month. from Clewiston Middle School. New landscaped
$1400.00 per month, screened porch, chainlink fencing.
Brick Home on 2.5 acres 3/2/2 in Priced for quick sale at $174,900 Need Land
Moore Haven w/CBS detached work- Redish Circle 3 bedroom/31/2 1.25 acre
shop. Oh, so many Oak trees, on bat b e lot Estates $43
Rodeo Road. You need to see this ., jpe j ndi
one @ $325,000 I w New Listing
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area the master bedroom. Listed at 4 Bedroom
with Oak Trees. Driveway with $75,000. See it on realtor.com lot. WHAT.
Culvert Included Riviera Av Only MLS#l 205059162
$71.9k Pioneer Plantation 4 BR/2 BA Mobile Country L
Home located on 71/2 acres!! 5/2 Manufi
Moore Haven Investment Great for horses and other live- Acres of W'
Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All R ented stbck. Partially cleared but w/ beau- in Montura
Avenues D & E. Call For More tiful wooded areas. Entire property $169.9K
Details. Offered @ $175K. is fenced. Located at the end of the
street.for privacy. Plenty of room You want C
Ask Us About Our for 4-wheelers, etc. Property of this stuff and
New size will not last long at $299,900 acres only
New Pictures are available on Realtor.com.
TALKING HOUSE! MLS#205064357






A1jVi N DYESS
SLIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
--- 420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
Se Habla Espahol.
AFTER HOURS:
ANNDYESS FAYEKELTING LAURASMITH TRAVISDYESS KATHYGARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (86J) 677-0707 S(863)599.-l09 (863)228-2215 (863) 228-4798
RESIDENTIAL VMIONTTJRA AfitEAGE
New CaxziCantie Cour t LOTS AVAILAB LE Lot LIPEI,,
Hal $210,000 CALL FOR DETAILS Lota 00
HaBrd IoodxiA$210,000 4BR, 2BA Montum $99,500 M 2 000
3BR, 1BA 1BR 1BA $150,000
5 New Homes 3BR, 2BA, 1/2 acres $160,000
Under Contract Call for Details List Your
3BR, 2 1/2 BA $225,000 CO1VIvIERCIAL
3BR,,.~*E PENADIMMl O Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
3BR,s PE AWo w/ mobile home, 3 lots only Home Here!
2BR~S SW o P i l ,O $106,000
acres Call for details 97 i Old U
lot nr Building 2476 sq. ft. on Marketing To
3BR, 2BA Pool $215,000 US 27.100'x100'
3BR, 21/2BA with studio or 8 Lots Zoned R0-B Every Potential
guest suite. ,. $329,000 $400,000
Commercial Building 75'x120' Buyer In The
MOBILE HOllES on US 27 Call For Details
3BR, 2BS .0 jH on lake Harlem Bar Great Worlrd
$120,000 Business Opportunity World
Call for Details
Industrial Refinery +
c100M1ft. www.todiy-Aueils.com
& Apt. $173,000
SPECIAL NEW LISTIINGq
Very nice well kept 2 bedroom, 1/12 bath home on a
man made lake. Screen porch, Boat dock and a /
Beautiful back yard.
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
http://www.hendry-gladesmmls.com


AL ESTATE LAST YEAR. WE HAD OVER 1,925 N
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home immaculate and
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A DEAL!!!$169.9K
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actured Home on 1.25
ell Landscaped Property
Ranch Estates for ONLY

countryy livin pack your
move to Pioneer 2.5
$99.9K


Montura
Nu Listing! 3/2 Single wide on
1.25 Acres. @ $84,900.00
3/ I res,
$99,900.00
Pioneer Plantation
Corner Lot IS1Qff $79,900
Lake Okeechobee Access!
Fab io ; J N7W eNTi',-
Horf ,. _,EN..,re
Seawall, Boat Ramp, Screened
Porches and Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K
Deal Fell Through! Back on the
Market! 2/1.5 Single Family MH
on 1.25 Acres @ $52.5K
2.5 Beautifully Wooded Acres.
A Steal @ $79K
FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end
of road with 3/1.5/2 car carport.
786 Sq. Ft. workshop that is a
mec hanics dream. Home needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900

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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
Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140.000
MONTURA
Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
*2 1/2 acres $110,000
Jinete $48,000
S2BR, 2BA,MHon00 -1/4 Ac.
$92,000
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A Must Seel $119,000
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*River View Lots available on
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Call for Details
ACREAGE LAND &LOTS
* Farm Land Available
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5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts off Hendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details-
RENTALS
. 4BR,2BA $1,800/mo.
COMMERCIAL
* 100'xlOO' Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
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wood floors, new electrical sys
tem. Call with Best Offer.
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Country @$125K
Pioneer Plantation! 3bd/2ba on
2.5 Ac. Beautiful Cleared
Land@ 124,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres
@ $49,900
In Town! 2BD/1BA House with
Ad dj.ti oal Bf/1 A atw;ent.
Lo aO u C i tcr t"I IOut!
Call for Showing Appont.
$159,900.
New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.

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P. Wood

P1-863-228-1132

We Welcome Our Newest
Member To The Winning Team!
Look For Her New Listings In
Next Week's Advertisement.


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3BD/3BASg .lf.!es $105K
Readyto Move in! 3.BD/2BA on
1.25 Acres. Completely
Furnished! @ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country Setting!
3BD/2BA Well Maintained
Single Family Home!
Something to See!!.@$115K


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lot, al..., .u IhT. al
appliances included! Great
Deal going for $184.9K


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Montura Tracts, I Lis
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$215K
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in Pioneer. Call for Ir
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$249,900
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Condos/
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Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
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Lots Sale 1045
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Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
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Warehouse Space 1075
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Call owner: 863-675-1107,


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stacked stone fireplace to
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Catalog (pictures hundreds NORTH CAROLINA MTNS
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VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$ MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
I will buy your vacant lot or Sec. 13, 3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200'
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$185,000
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lots available
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Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
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flooring, 2
carports,
pool.

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2) Tropical #8
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,.ATVs 3035



ARROW GLASS, '84, 18', cen-
ter console, 115hp Yamahj,
clean mtr., solid boat,
$2500. (561)9.24-8292

BASS TRACKER BOAT- 16ft
w/ troller motor & trailer, no
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000
(863)824-0373

BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Mere Force Eng. $2000
(863)763-5156

BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.

CATFISH BOAT, 21' long,
70hp Tohatsu, new trailer.
Good condition. $2500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.


PONTOON BOAT '91, 24', 120
hp motor; full bimini w/storage
cover; new trlr., needs a little
work. $4250 772-263-2555


WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat, sleeps 6, storage,
$8000 or best offer.
786-423-7057


Automobiles




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



CHEVY CORSICA '94 4 door
sedan. Dependable ride. 68K
mi, auto trans. Some rust
$999 (863)763-6822
FORD T-BIRD- 93, 6 cyl, Au-
to, Pwr windows/seats, Tilt
wheel, Cruise, Cold A/C,
$1800. 863-632-9166
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- Runs
ood, Good tires, cold A/C.
1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
MERC GRAND MARQUIS, '92-
V8, PW/PL/PS, new trans,
cold AC, new spare, $2500
neg. (863)528-3749
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIE-
RA WAGON, '89, runs good,
good shape, $800 neg.
(863)763-8261
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, $1800 or best of-
fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg.
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX- '91,
Runs great. A/C, Needs
shocks $600.
(863)357-2340
PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97,
conv., 4 cyl., cold air,,
$2500. (863)381-0432
TOYOTA TERCEL '91 needs
transmission. $250 or best
offer (863)234-1757



FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate,
PTO, 11lift utility body $1200
(863)467-8511


PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, for
parts or repair, good trans,
iir, 3.'r, blows c',ld, $450
r,.g -i .,?)4167-885.
TIRES (4)- new, M+S
LT245/75R17 Continental
Contrac $240 (863)763-6131
after 6p M-F, anytime weekend
TOOL BOX diamond plate for
full size truck & L shape 110
gal fuel tank, (2) 12v fuel
pumps $500(863)763-8415
TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits
Mercury Grand Marquis,
Ford Crown, Vic. & various
Lincoln $150 863-467-8589


CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton,
good work truck, $2500
(863)357-6202/261-4999.


P bic Noice


DODGE RAM SLT 1500- '05,
Hemi, V8 Magnum, 11K,
Loaded Black, $19,000
(239)443-9824
FORD F150 '93 manual,
needs engine $500
(863)634-1867
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1100 or best
offer (863)634-1867
FORD F350, '86, 6.9L Diesel,
dually, flatbed, $2500 or
best offer. (772)215-8202
. MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
cyl, Standard $850. or best
offer. (863)632-9166
NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
Excellent condition. $2500
(863)632-9166
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



CHEVY BLAZER 2004, 10K
mls. 2 Dr., Grey interior & ex-
terior. Brand new cond.
$15000. (863)228-2067


DODGE 250 CONVERSION
'91 97K mi, V8, auto, fully
equipped. AM/FM cass. $2K
(863)675-7878 / 234-1933


Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-108-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF ,
CHRISTIAN G. KEHM,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Chris-
tian G. Kehm, deceased, whose date
of death was 5/28/05, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number
2005-108-CP; the address of which is
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
'personal representative's attorney are .
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or de-
mands against.decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
131 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 25TH, 2005.
Personal Representative:
ChafesKehm
440 CR 720
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorneys for Personal Representative:
William J.Swink, Attomrney
Florida Bar No. 184734
2915 SW 13th Street
Miami, FL 33145
Telephone: 305-444-0650
78127 CGS 8/25;9/1/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2004-79-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
William J.O'Connor,Ill
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM J. O'CONNOR, III, deceased,
File Number 2004-79-CP, is pending
In the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is: Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33935.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative attorney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to fie their
Objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is SEPTEMBER 1,2005.
Personal Representative:
Jeanette Cotton
537 East Osceola Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Attorney for Personal Representative:
MelanieA. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 0962694
417 West Sugadand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone:(863 983-1677
Fax:(863)983-1973
80641 CGS 9/1,8/2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GLAOES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-20
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLADOLIA MARIE HUNTER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration ot the estate of GLA-
DOLIA MARIE HUNTER deceased,
whose date of death was June 8,
2005, and whose Social Security
Number is 476-14-9270, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
i. iinTi ,i 1, aii t .)f the decedent
T,u.i ii.: ir, eir oijTN,: with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is August 25,2005.
Glen D. Hunter
Personal Representative
12188 S.R. 78 West
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY, PRA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367.
S863) 763-3825
y: Tom W.Conely, ll
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney tor
Personal Representative
79104 CGS 8/25;9/1/05
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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.: 05CA185
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against AU-
GUSTA URROWS, 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; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants in posses-
sion, if any,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors; creditors, trustees, or
other claimants clai"rr;, ., l i.,ough,
under, or against .-i,,.1i T" UR-
ROWS, 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 in-
terest 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 title on the following real proper-
ty in Glades County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block D, WOODLAWN PARK SUB-
DIVISION, according to the plat hereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 74,
Public Records of Glades County,
Forida.
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.
t, .,.. ivese Law Firm, Attorneys
,ii ,,,,n, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file

attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
Dated on this the 11th day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
76960 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-581 CA
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 right, title, interest, claim,
lien, estate or demand against the De-
fendants in regards to the following
described property in Hendry County,
Florida:
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
:i.l-,U,.l .]n':v,,,' r.1 l., I kAW
41?- f i i- la 1 : w: i CAPE CO0
HaLeIL a L t. r l,..IuleIr,
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Hendry County, RO. 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, Florida.
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
WInuhtS h-wr. PN
4427 S.E. I ',v', ",,-,: w
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239)542-9955
Fax 239 542-9987
77477 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05 1


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C-139 and Western Basins Best Management Practices
(BMPs) FY 2006 Grant Program

The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33406 announces that the Hendry Soil
and Water Conservation District (HSWCD) will receive appli-
cations until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2005 for the
C-139 and Western Basins Best Management Practices
(BMPs) Grant Program. Completed applications should be
sent to the attention of Dan Rutiedge, and may be delivered
to 1085 Pratt Blvd., Labelle, Florida 33035. Mailed applica-
tions may be sent to RO. Box 248, Labelle, Florida 33975
and must be postmarked by September 28, 2005 to be con-
sidered eligible. This program funds Best Management Prac-
tices (BMPs) projects anticipated to reduce phosphorus
discharges from lands within these basins. All applicants
must conform to the application handbook. Interested appli-
cants may obtain a copy of the handbook at the HSWCD ad-
dress, by downloading it from the District's website at
www.sfwmd,gov or calling (561) 682-2715 or by phoning
the 24 hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290. The public is in-
vited to attend the discussion relating to the ranking and
scoring of the applications as follows:
1. Selection Committee Meeting: October 18, 2005 from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. at the SFWMD Clewiston Field Sta-
tion, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440.

2. Selection Committee Meeting (AlternateDate): October
19, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SFWMD Cle-
wiston Field Station, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston,
FL 33440.

All public meetings will be held at the dates, times, and loca-
tions referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be ob-
tained by writing the South Florida Water Management
District, Procurement Department, RO. Box 24680 West
Palm Beach, Florida 334164680. Persons with disabilities or
handicaps who need assistance may contact the District
Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business days in ad-
vance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.

Should one or more members of the evaluation committee
need to attend any of the meetings by means of communi-
cation media technology (CMT), the meetings will be tele-
conferenced at the dates, times, and locations referenced
above. For more Information, please contact Bernadette Har-
rison, Contract Specialist, at (561) 682-6378.

80566 CGS 9/1,8/2005

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CEO60279
STA 1 WEST, INFLOW GATES AUTOMATION, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Procurement Department ot the South Flodda Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Ronda 33406, will receive
sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Tuesday, October 4,2005 for The
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) West, Inflow Gates Automation Project wil
upgrade the ten G-304 inflow gates for STA 1 West, from manual operatin to re
mote controlled, motorized operation. The Project includes replacing the existing
G-304 (A-J) manual hoist assemblies witb motorized operators, including the
pedestals, stems and stem guides, as specified. A concrete control house, witl
associated earthwork and elethc service, will be installed at each structure oca
lion. Additionally, MOSCAD Telemetry Units shall be furnished and installed fol
each of the ten inflow gates, with inbank stilling wells to be located at selesc
stes. tRefater to contract dreawings and specifications tor additional project details.
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, September 15, f200
at 10:00 a.m. at the S-5A Office Building, 20700 State Road 80, Loxahatchee
FL. For directions call (561) 791-4190. A site visit will immediately follow. ill
tders are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attendll
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). inter
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by purchasing a So
for $54.00 at the above address, or by calIng (561) 682-6391, or by calling the
24-hour BID HOTUiNE 800472-5290. The public is invited to attend the blc
opening Information on the status of this sotlcntation can be obtained at oei
web site. www.stwmd.gov.
80381 CGS 09/01/2005


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Pahokee Is accepting bids for the construction of an. asphalt walkway)
around the athletic field at the Recreation Center. Sealed bid must be received b)
10 AM on September 13th for opening at 11 AM. Specifications may be ob
trained in person at City Hall or by call the City Clerk at 561-924-5534, ext 28
Sealed Bids should be mailed to: City Clerk, City of Pahokee, Sealed Bids: As
phalt Walkways, 171 N. LakeAve., Pahokee, R 33476.
80647 CGS 9/1/2005


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Melvin Dennis
O.Box211 .... ...
Clewiston FL 33440
,' are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S & E Properties,
Inc., Salf Storage of Clewlston, 600
Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Forida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will bo sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Ohblspo Avenue, Clewiston on Septem-
ber 10,2005 at the hour of 10:0OAM
tosatsfy rental in the amount of
$374.50
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids
Thank You,
Eugene Desaito
79318 CGS 9/01.08/2005


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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Wayne Colson
Tropical Mobile Home Village #135
Clewiston, FL 33440 ,.,
You are hereby notified thatie property
stored byou with S & EPrepertias,
Inc., Self Storage of Clewlston, 600
Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Floridabel bieved tobe household
and miscellaneous will be soldtothe
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Oblspo Avenue, Clewiston on Septem-
ber 10, 2005 atthe hour of1 10:0AM
to satisfy rental In the amount of
$61.75
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids
Thank You,
Eugene Desalto
80669 CGS 9/1,8/2005

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supevisors of EAST
BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2005 Annual Meeting will be held at the
office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, on Wednes-
day, September 14,2005, at 1:00 o'clock in the aftemoon for the purposes ofa
1. Electing one Supervisor for term of three years,
2. ReceivIng annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determIne; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
78216 CGS 8/25;9/1/05


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, devieses,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against HATTE
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
allye, whether said unknown parties
may claim an Interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants in posses-
sion, If any,
Defendants.

CONSUIM 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,
SAND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MA
CONCERN: -
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real proper-
tyin Glades County, Rorida:
Lot 4, Block 5, FORDSTON AT LABELLE
FLORIDA, UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat hereof recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 34, Public Records of Glades
County, Florida.
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 Frm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBele, 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 Complaint
Dated on this the 11th day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
76978 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05
MEETING NOTICE
Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Board
Region 24
Date: Friday, September16, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Hilton Marco Island
Beach Resort
560 South Collier Boulevard
A Marcd.lsland; FL
Agenda Topic: Board By-Laws
Info: Benia Richards
239-992-8000 Ext.240
80464 CGS 9/1/2005

PROGRAM NING
COMMITTEE
Southwest Florida
Workborce Development Board
Region 24
Date: Friday, September 16,2005
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Hilton Morco land
Beach Resort
560 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL
Info: Mary Anne Flake
239-992-8000 Ext 229
80108 CGS 9/1/2005

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NOTICE OF AUCTION
The following vehicles wil be sold at
public auction by Blount Automotive
on September 16,2005 at 10:00 a.m.
It.will be sold for cash to the highest
bidder and Blount Automotie reserves
the right to refuse any or all bids. Sale
will be held at 508 E. Haitia Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL 33440.
1.1992 PsttrblltlTrhck
VIN# 1XP5DB9X9ND321202
80899 CGS 9/1/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will se at Public Auction
free from al prior-Hens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to RForida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal PL, FL 33438 on September 5th
2005 at 9:00 AM.
1914 Merumry 4-door Blck
Vl#3MARM1JIRR19B6197
1996 Ford Pick Up White
Vid#20TEF15Y3TCA71682
1990 Dodge Pick UP Blue
Vln#1B7F[26XOLS619434
79239 CGS 08/25/05 & 09/01/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-It Storage
RO. Box 933
Lake Placid, Fl 33862
(863)673-0662
Contents of the following units located at
500 S. San Gabdelle St., Clewiston, FL
win be sold on September 16,2005 at
9:00 a.m.
Unlt#14
Sophia Santiago
O. Box 1406
Clewlston, FL 33440
Unlt#16
Thelma Willams
RP.O.BOx 15
'Lake Harbor, FL 33459
UnRN#17
BaldomeroAragus
RO.Box 1361
Clewlston, FL 33440
Unit #20,42
Patricia Robinson
825 Carolina Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit#30
Jimmy & Or Patty Carithers
1248u1 Ridge
Naples,FR.34 12
UnIl#65
MayramBerza
RO.Box57
Clewiston,F 33440
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September's dazzling days appears like summer


By Barbara Oehlbeck

Whether living in town or
country or somewhere in
between, when the days of August
are finished, it simply means that
autumn is nigh. The longest days
of the year are past, nights are
growing increasingly longer, albeit
only a few minutes each night,
and just a little looking' and listenin'
reveals sights and sounds indige-
nous only to the dazzling bril-
liance of this ninth month.
September is associated with
Labor Day, going back to school,
and generally changing from one
season to another. However, in
this very southern land, summer
lingers and seems loath to let go.
August's Flower that in the
deep south reaches over into Sep-
tember:
Although not a native of the
United States, the honor of being
August and September's special
flower is the poppy, which
demands hot weather, originated
in China, India, and Iran. After
World War I the poppy became
the symbol of the tragedy of war
and of the renewal of life, because
many of the battlefields of France
bloomed with poppies.
September's singsong drones
of summer insects are the longest
and loudest of the whole year, and
already some birds are disappear-
ing to parts unknown a little far-
ther south. The family of Ruby
Throat Hummingbirds has been
here since February but now
they're coming to the feeder less
and less. (But don't give up and
take the feeder away for they often
return for a month or two in
autumn.)
As for the redbirds, the Cardi-
nals, September has to be their
favorite month in this part of the
world. Already they've raised their.
usual two broods of young and
who knows, as happy as they
sound and seem, they just may go


Submitted to INI/Barbara Oehlbeck
The beauty of the butterfly is the classic "Ugly Duckling" tale
in real life.


for a third. And who knows not
unlike a few of their human-kind
friends close by they don't even
pretend to want to travel, being
content and ever thankful right
here in The Land of Flowers.
Of all the state birds in this
country, only the Cardinal enjoys
the designation of being the cho-
sen of seven states, yet Florida is
not one of them. The Land of
Flowers has given the Mocking-
bird the top title, which he and
she sing about, not just in sum-
mer, but every month of the year.
And what a repertoire!
Being the copiers they are, it's
not unusual to hear over 30 differ-
ent melodies from one Mocking-
bird in less than 15 minutes! And
Mockingbirds do not reserve their
happy songs just for summer-
time. At most anytime from first
light' to last light, every month of
the year, their mellifluous
melodies pour out from their
favorite haunts along the west
run of the north pasture, where


their nests are cleverly hidden in
tangles of grapevines, thickets
along the fence line and low,
straggly trees that don't seem to
serve any other purpose.
While the lowly Sparrow may
not win friends or influence bird
watchers from a spectacular
beauty standpoint, this little bird is
unsurpassed for loyalty and stick-
to-it-ness and never demanding.
As for Song Sparrows, they can
never be accused of boring the lis-
tener, for it is their way to sing as
many as 20 variations of the same
song! Now who among us, walk-
ers or flyers, can say the same!
Except maybe Pavarotti.
And of course, the small Eng-
lish or House Sparrow's range is
now over half the area of the
inhabited world, having made' its
home in the United States since
the mid-1800s. A good and worth-
while little neighbor it is, since the
House Sparrow's diet is almost
entirely made up of seeds of
weeds that we don't want.


Hanging out at the bar. These little guys are known to be
around Florida through a certain time of the year, but don't
put away the feeders just yet, because they have been known
to provide the occasional encore appearance.


Butterflies
Whether August bows out and
September bows in, butterflies do
not appear to care. Their artistic
antics in air are a constant fascina-
tion from one end of the year,
more or less, to the other. Of
course there are some that go and
come through the year while oth-
ers make their permanent home
in this bright sunny land. Much to
the delight of we who watch, as
well as to the butterflies them-
selves, both private and public
butterfly gardens have become
more and more popular.
Without prior knowledge,
who would ever guess that those
long, soft, wiggly creatures
known as caterpillars would ever
develop jewel-like wings and take
to a flitting, fluttering life in the
sky. But they do, and as a result,


butterflies enjoy the enviable rep-
utation of being the most beauti-
ful of all the insects, being aptly
described as "floating flowers" on
the wings of the wind.
Like a lot of things in life, there
are good 'n bad amongst butter-
flies. They, themselves, do no
harm, however, caterpillars of
some kinds can do great damage
to vegetation, especially citrus
trees. The giant swallowtail, the
largest known butterfly of North
America, is one of the worst
offenders, arid highly prized by col-
lectors. At the right time of the year
(for them!) caterpillars of this but-
terfly can nearly strip orange trees
and other citrus of their leaves.
But there are good and Useful
butterflies as well as those that do
harm. Some distribute pollen, thus
enabling flowers to form seeds.
Caterpillars of another kind of but-


terfly eat aphids, which suck vital
plant juices from numerous plants.
It's all a delicate and complex bal-
ance about which Mother Nature
knows far more than scientists.
And when butterflies fly over
the pond, their capricious capers
are not unlike ballet dancers,
except perhaps that the pond per-
formance is exquisitely double,
including their radiant rainbow
colors. every flutter of wings,
every dip and pirouette, a mirror
image in the dark, smooth water.
If they ever tire, they never, never
show it and will never let onlook-
ers know it.
As to the iridescent beauty and
bewitching desirability of butter-
flies, there is a lot to be learned at
special butterfly gardens in The
Land of Flowers, whether they fly
free or in captivity.
Butterfly World of Coconut
Creek; north of Ft. Lauderdale, is
this nation's first butterfly center
and one of the world's largest with
three lavishly landscaped acres.
Butterfly World's exotic Tropical
Rain Forest is. a treasure play-
ground not only for butterflies, but
for birds as well.
Butterfly consultants will dis-
cuss, free of charge, how to attract
butterflies, including specifics on
plants to include in your garden.

Location

and contact:
Butterfly World is located four
miles west of 1-95, west of the Flori-
daTurnpike.
For more information contact
them at 3600 W. Sample Road,
Coconut Creek,
FL. 33073, (954) 977-4400.
Scientifically, a butterfly is one
thing, but to some, perhaps
Nathaniel Hawthorne said it best:
"Happiness is like a butterfly,
which when pursued, is always
just' beyond grasp, but which, if
you sit down quietly, may light gen-
tly on your shoulder."




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