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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 8, 2005
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, September 8, 2005 Volume 79, Number 12


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At a Glance

Group forms
for storm relief
Joyner Development
Group is sponsoring The Mar-
tin family and neighbors from
Gulfport Mississippi. Will we
be making weekly trips with
supplies to those who cannot
get out any and all contribu-
tions or donations will be
delivered directly to the vic-
tims. They are in desperate
need of food, clothes, money
and household items. Dona-
tions may be dropped off at
Ahern's BP Shop in Moore
Haven you may also contact
Diana Joyner at 227-0181 or
Rhoda Planty at 227-0109. And
thanks in advance for all your
help and support.

Methodist thrift
shop will open
On Saturday, Sept. 10,
from 8:30-11 a.m. at the
Methodist Thrift Shop on Ave
L and 3rd Street in Moore
Haven is having a grand
opening sale. All clothes for
$1, bed linen and household
items. Please come and sup-
port us. All monies is for the
Methodist Church OF Moore
Haven.

Dinner meeting
The next meeting of the
Moore Haven Lions Club will
be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13,
at the Moore Haven American
Legion Hall, beginning at
5:30 p.m. This will be a din-
ner meeting, as. usual. Any-
one who is interested in
learning more about the
many excellent programs and
activities of our Lions Club is
invited to be our special guest
and enjoy a free delicious din-
ner. The Club has just donat-
ed $500 to the Lions Clubs
International Foundation to
be used in Hurricane Katrina
Relief. Club contacts include
Claudia Jinkins (863) 946-
1261; Edwin L. Sacks (863)
946-2841 and Kirby Sullivan
(863) 946-2556.

Audition open
for soccer mom
The Firehouse Cultural
Center in LaBelle still needs
one lady for its upcoming play
(Soccer Moms) starting Oct.
21. If you would like to tryout
for this play please call Mike at
675-6799.

Help needed for
hurricane victims
American Legion Post 20 is
accepting non-perishable
items for the victims of Hurri-
cane Katrina. If you would like
to help by making a donation
the legion is located at 101 SE
Avenue D, in Belle Glade. The
hall will be open after 4 p.m.
every day until further notice.
Some of the items needed are
diapers, jars of baby food,
water, tarps, rope, flashlights,
batteries, blankets, canned
meats, vegetables, juices, bug
spray, etc.

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Index

Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .. ..........4
School . . . .7
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Effectiveness of P&Z reviewed


MOORE HAVEN An inter-
nal assessment by the mem-
bers of the Glades Board of
County Commissioners has led
to some expression of concern
over the effectiveness of the
county's Planning and Zoning
board.
Commissioner Alvin Ward
noted that some time ago, the
Board had discussed problems
with the Building, Planning and
Zoning Departments, and he
realized County Manager Wen-
dell Taylor had not had a


chance to work, out the prob-
lems there. He had heard multi-
ple public comments, and
"when he goes there and
spends time with the planner
he gets no answer, or if he does
it goes around so that when he
leaves he still doesn't know the
answer, or the planner says he
has to run it by the Board of
Adjustment's attorney Steve
Ramunni and then the County's
attorney Richard Pringle." .,
Ward expressed frustration
at spending the dollars and 30


days later, it's the same thing.
He said he felt it was time to get
a professional planner, and that
the current one is not a certified
planner. He stated that six
weeks ago this Board had
requested the planning depart-
ment work on regulations that
three houses is not. a subdivi-
sion and the planner said he
had called Citrus County who
had done a similar ordinance,
but Pringle hasn't gotten it yet.
Donna Storter stated she had
transcribed a tape of a presen-


station by the planner, and when
she got through, she wasn't
sure what was said because he
is a master at doublespeak and
does not communicate proper-
ly.
She,also said when he made
presentations before the Board
he represented the applicant
instead of the county, and had
even reported a Board of
Adjustment vote as a recom-
mendation that was really a tie
vote. She further stated his
budget this year was up 3-1/2


times for professional fees',
because he was not a profes-
sional and those services are
required.
She further stated that Plan-
ning and Zoning is the gateway
to managed, controlled, smart
growth in Glades County, and
that position was second in
importance only to that of the
County Manager.
Echols stated that the new
county manager .has been
See Board Page 10





Board



speaks


on seal


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN At the
Aug. 22 regular meeting of the
Glades Board of County Com-
missioners, plans were. dis-
cussed for the possibility of
installing a county seal, which
could be used to add visual
character to the county's vari-
ous facilities and vehicles, and
perhaps one day be a recogniza-
ble signal.
Commissioner Russell Echols
stated he has noticed other
counties are easily identified by,
their county seal, and- Glades,
County does not have an official
seal, as the road department has
one and the EMS has one and he
has seen a logo with duck and
fish that says Glades County
Board of County Commission-
ers.
IHe suggested a contest using
promotional funds to gather
input and suggestions from stu-
dents, citizens, and community
associations, County Manager.
Taylor said a seal would be suit-
able for letterhead as the current.
letterhead is quite unusual; he
suggested the seal should be in
color and sized to fit on an 8-1/2
by 11 sheet of paper. Motion car-
ried to fund $250 award for a
county seal contest, with Echols
in charge.
Ball Fields
Commissioner Paul Beck
reported on three proposals
received for the ball field back-
stop in Palmdale. The plans call
for 60' with 20' side wings, 16'
high, all galvanized, welded,
and set in concrete, with 2"
chain link fence. Motion carried
to purchase the backstop from
the lowest bidder using 1 per-
cent surtax money.
See Meeting Page 10


Womenless wedding
at Buckhead
Ridge VEW
By MaiyAnn Morris
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Not
since Shakespeare's time and
NEVER in Buckhead Ridge have
so many characters (and we
really mean characters) gath-
ered to put on such a play with
men playing all the roles.
But the cast of characters
(not even getting into the dia-
logue and staging) read more
like the who's who of Hoot'n
Holler than London.
The wedding of obviously
enthusiastic, expectant Fanny
Mae Hatfield (Jim Haggard),
and reluctant, but passionate
Rufus McCoy (PaulAuker) takes
place under the watchful eye of
well-armed Sheriff John Bull
(William Douglas) along with
the bride's mother Jessie Hat-
field (Michael Jukonski) and
father, Jethro Hatfield (Roger
Wentz) who are there to make
sure the wedding takes place.
The groom's father, Oscar


J im
Bridesmaid Mary Hairy (Robert Woods) confers with
Nellie Clamber (Johnny Patent) at the Buckhead Ridge
V.F.W. on Labor Day, Sept. 5, before the "Womanless
Wedding" when post members reenacted the wedding
between Fanny Mae Hatfield and Rufus McCoy.


McCoy (Billy Graham) was a
comfort to the groom's mother,
SueAnn McCoy (Ray Edwards)
who cried lustily throughout the
ceremony, except when routing
a snake from her purse (a Hat-
field snake, she's sure) and
shooting it point blank with a
loaded cap gun as it lay on the
floor, its green plastic body wrig-
gling in distress.
Nellie Clambet, played by
Buckhead Ridge Post Comman-



der, Johnny Patent kept a watch-
ful eye, but never missed a
laugh.
Fanny Mae's daddy had,
promised her she could have all
the men she wanted, but after
preacher Rev. Jasper Goins
(Richard Leonard) pointed out
to Fanny Mae that Rufus was the
perfect mate for such a stat-
uesque woman since she
would always be able to just
reach right out and set her beer


Sheriff John.Bull (William
Douglas) kept order at the
"Womanless Wedding" put
on by Buckhead Ridge
V.F.W. Labor Day, Sept. 5.
. right on his head "for as long
you both shall live," overcome
by emotion, Fanny Mae said, "I
do."
The wedding was thorough-
ly enjoyed by all in attendance at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW.


A new slimy snail invader


One pf the visitors to our
recent Pond Appeal program
came as a special invited guest.
She didn't walk in, but came
along in the bottom of a bucket.
At one point, this fist-sized snail
slimed her way off the observa-
tion plate and was headed for
the floor. Now this wasn't a
plate of escargot, but a new
slimy invader in Florida. Hope-
fully, this will be the first and last
time our county has a visit from
the Channeled Apple Snail, a
new invasive pest in Florida.
One kind of applesnail is a
native of Florida freshwater
areas. It is the primary food
source of an endangered bird,
the Everglades Kite.Our visitor,
named "Tiny" by local Exten-
sion Agents Janet Bargar and
Ken Gioeli, was found recently
in a Vero Beach canal. If she
wasn't executed after our class,
she and her offspring would
have gotten bigger and eaten up
all kinds of plants in and around
ponds and lakes.


The native Florida applesnail
(Pomacea paludosa) can be
found anywhere in the Florida
peninsula. It should be consid-
ered a good guy, as it is the prin-
cipal food of the Everglades Kite
(Rostrhamus sociabilis
plumbeus).. The native
applesnail has been here since
the end of the Ice Age. It cannot
survive low winter tempera-
tures, so it is not found in north-
ern Florida unless the water is
artificially heated.At full size, it's
slightly bigger than a quarter.
The shape of the spiraling shell
includes a low rounded shell
spike.
A slightly bigger spiketopped
applesnail (P. bridges) was
introduced into South Florida
from Brazil in the 1950s. They
feed mostly on decaying vegeta-
tion. It doesn't like the cold, so
escaped "spikers" are only
known in Broward, Miami-
Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach
Counties. Unfortunately, com-
mercially bred aquarium vari-


eties, like the "albino mystery
snail", are sometimes dumped
into ponds and have been
recovered as far north as
Gainesville.
However, it is the third
species, the Channeled
applesnail (P., canaliculata) that
is a concern. It grows to be
nearly twice the size (up to four
inches) as the other two species
and has become a serious rice
pest in many countries. Intro-
duced into South Florida from
Paraguay in 1978, it was also
released into Hawaii and Asian
countries. It also can host a
human parasite, the rat lung
worm, making it a problem for
human consumptionas Escar-
got.
The Channeled applesnail
can survive out of water for up
to five months, and can hiber-
nate (in the mud during, cold
weather. It can live for more
than two years, making it desir-
See Snails Page 10


INI/Katrina Elsken
Little Mr. Seminole
Matthew Osceola, Little Mr. Seminole, waves to the
crowds at the Okeechobee Labor Day Parade on Monday
in downtown Okeechobee.


Shotgun Wedding: Hatfield and McCoy reenactment


INI/MaryAnn Morris
The stalwart cast of the "Womanless Wedding" put on by the Buckhead Ridge V.F.W., Labor Day Sept. 5. Not nec-
essarily in order: Jim Haggard, Paul Auker, Michael Jukonski, Roger Wentz, Ray Edwards, Billy Graham, Johnnie
Patent, Robert Woods, Doug Holland, Lou Elder, Jack Krock. Johnny B, Al Crank, Jerry Lee Shields, Richard
Leonard, Tim Stanley, William Douglas, Dave Padgett.


Hatfield and MeCoys: VFW reenactment








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, September 8,2005


Huysman is collegiate scholar Birth


I Law Offices of Robert L. Vaughn, P.A. I


The National Society of Colle-
giate Scholars welcomes new
member Brynn T. Huysman
Brynn T. Huysman of Moore
Haven accepted membership in
The National Society of Colle-
giate Scholars (NSCS). Brynn
was honored during a campus
ceremony on Aug. 27 at The Uni-
versity of Florida.
NSCS is a 'highly selective,
national, nonprofit honors
organization. Membership in
NSCS is a symbol of outstanding


academic achievement, and a
doorway to
jobs, scholar-
ships, service
opportunities,
and a unique
community of
scholars.
NSCS, a
member of the
Association of
College Honor Brynn T.
Societies, is Huysman
the nation's
only honors organization offer-


Obituaries


Cierra Kathryn Naile
Cierra Kathryn Naile, 6, of
Palmdale, died Sunday, Aug. 28,
2005. Born Nov. 1, 1998 in Fort
Myers, Florida, Miss Naile had
been a lifetime resident of Palm-
dale. She attended first grade at
Moore Haven Elementary.
Survivors include her mother,
Jennifer Naile of Palmdale; father
Ronald T. Naile of Fort Myers;
brother, Augustin Naile and sis-
ter, Cheyenne Naile, both of
Palmdale; maternal grandmoth-
er, Katherine Konarzewski of
Palmdale; maternal grandfather,
James Konarzewski; paternal
grandmother, Carol Fletcher of
Naples; maternal great grandfa-
ther, Frank Konarzewski; several
aunts and uncles, including
Richard and Jolene Vinson of
Nancy, Kentucky; cousins James,
Tabitha, and Tiffany; and God-


parents, Mary and Lou Kish of
Palmdale.
Visitation and funeral services
were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6,
2005 at 11 a.m. at Palmdale Bap-
tist Church.Rev. Earl D. Cline offi-
ciated and Interment was fol-
lowed at Venus Methodist
Church Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Leona Cecilia
Shepard
Leona Cecilia Shepard, 77, of
Okeechobee, died on Tuesday,
Aug. 30, 2005 at Hospice of Mar-
tin and St. Lucie, Inc. in Stuart.
Born May 16, 1928 in LaBelle,
Mrs. Shepard had been a resident
of Okeechobee for five years. She
was a member of the Seventh


Day Christian Baptist Church.
Additionally, she was a member
of he American Legion, VFW and
Moose Lodge.
Survivors include her son,
James J. Shepard of Quitman,
Georgia; daughters, Joanne Gage
of Floral City, Florida, Julia
(Bobby) O'Bannon and Martha
Ann Shepard, both of Okee-
chobee; seven grandchildren;
and five great- grandchildren.
Memorial services wee con-
ducted on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005
at Seventh Day Christian Baptist
Church. Dr. Edward Douglas offi-
ciated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fl 34973.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Canker hits Southern Gardens


HENDRY COUNTY Southern
Gardens Citrus has identified 4125
acres of citrus trees that will have to
be pushed and burned as a result
of exposure to citrus canker.
Approximately 2555 acres at its
Dunwody Groves, 183 acres at
Alcoma and 1387 acres at the com-
pany's Southern Groves.
That equates to approximately
600,000 trees and 1.6 million
boxes of fruit.
Currently, Southern Gardens
grove personnel are working to
push up and destroy the impacted
areas as quickly as possible to pre-
vent canker from spreading fur-
ther. It is imperative that all trees
within the 1900 ft. radius of a
canker-infected tree be destroyed
quickly to prevent further spread
of the disease within the groves.
We are in the middle of hurricane
season and the associated winds
and rain could hasten the spread
of canker as the multiple storms
did last season.
In addition to the canker find in
Southern Groves, Alico, Inc., has
also discovered a second finding of
canker in their Hendry County
groves, but the company is report-
ing that an early detection of the



contagious disease will help pre-
vent the spread.
Alico, Inc., (NASDAQ:ALCO)
one of the South's best-known
agribusiness companies operating
in Central and Southwest Florida,
and with approximately 136,500
acres in real estate holdings, was
informed on Aug. 31, by the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services that citrus
canker was confirmed in Alico's
Knowles-Thomas grove located in
Hendry County, Florida. Citrus
canker is a highly contagious bac-
terial disease of citrus that causes
premature leaf and fruit drop. Cit-
rus canker causes no threat to
humans, animals or plant life
other than citrus. In order to eradi-
cate the disease, infected and
exposed trees v"ithilrin 1,900 feet of
the canker find, must be removed
and destroyed in accordance with
Florida law.
John R. Alexander, Chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "This is
the second canker find in our
groves this year. We recently hired
two canker inspectors so that we
can discover the disease early if
present, thereby minimizing the
loss. This find was discovered by


ing membership to first and sec-
ond year college students. The
Society recognizes outstanding
academic achievement. NSCS
offers students exclusive access
to scholarships, careers
resources, and leadership
opportunities. Membership is by
invitation only, based on grade
point average.
Brynn is a 2004 graduate of
Moore Haven High School and is
the son of John and Sheryl Huys-
man of Moore Haven.


. Ivan Cortina, Jr.
Ivan Cortina Jr.
Ivan and Jennifer Cortina of
Clewiston, proudly, announces
the birth of their son, Ivan Corti-
na, Jr.
He was born on July 28, 2005
at Palmetto General Hospital in
Hialeah, Florida. He weighed
sevwn pounds and was 19 inches
long at birth.
Ivan Cortina, Jr., was wel-
comed into the family by his two
bigger sisters, Brianna and Adri-
anna Cortina; aunts, Ideybis Gon-
zalez, Maria Perez, Sara Arencibia
and Aniel Cortina; uncles, Rafael
Vieras, Enrique Cortina, Jr.;
cousins, Jonathan Gonzalez,
Yamilet Alvaez, Eduardo Alvarez,
Jr., Davian Vargas and Jovany
Andres Perez, and a host of loving
family and friends.
Maternal grandparents are:
Antonia Perez-Diaz and Arnaldo
Marquez-Rodriguez of Clewiston.
Paternal grandparents are: Lenia
and Enrique Cortina of Miami
Gardens, Florida. Calixto Enrique
and Aurora Cortina also of Miami
Gardens, Florida.
Maternal great -grandparents
are the late Rafaela Perez-Diaz
and Andres Perez- Gonzalez and
Amparo ROdriguez. Paternal
great-grandparents are the late
Irene Isabel Garcia and Pedro
Garcia.


Thank You

Thank you, Thank you, Thank
you for the cards, phone calls,
food, visits and prayers. Words
can never express how thankful
we are in our time of Bereave-
ment. Your kindness was deeply
appreciated.
Thank you again, The Joes
Family.


our in-house inspectors. The find is
expected to impact approximately
350 acres of this grove location.
The earlier find this year affected
approximately 150 acres of a grove
in Polk County, Florida."
This find, coupled with the ear-
lier find, affects approximately
4.50 percent of the company's
11,147 producing citrus acres. All
of the trees in this grove are cov-
ered under the Federal Crop Insur-
ance program. A net loss of
approximately $960,000, consist-
ing of tree development costs and
inventoried costs, will be recorded
in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005.
Reimbursements to be received
from this insurance coverage are
expected to cover approximately
62% of the loss.
Additionally under the Florida
Canker Eradication Program, citrus
may not be replanted on the prop-
erty until it has been determined
that the property has been canker
free for two years. In light of this,
the company is evaluating the
property for its best future use. The
Knowles-Thomas grove is not con-
tiguous to other company groves.


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NOTICE

The Glades County School Board

Will Hold A Workshop

On September 22, 2005 At 2:00 p.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


To Discuss
The Glades County School District
Student Progression Plan


YOUR BUSINESS


Is OUR BUSINESS...


Nelson to renew call for national


catastrophic insurance fund


TALLAHASSEE Momen-
tum may be building for a federal
fund to handle insurance catas-
trophes such as Hurricane Katri-
na, representing a rare issue that
may unite democrats and repub-
licans at the state and federal lev-
els of government.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said
last Wednesday he will renew his
push for a national catastrophic
fund similar in scale to Florida's,
which was created after Hurricane
Andrew in 1992 to help insurers
cope with massive payouts. Gov.
Jeb Bush on last Monday said he
supported the same idea.
Nelson; a former Florida insur-
ance commissioner, detailed the
idea Monday in Tallahassee but
added a twist. In a speech to the
Economic Club of Florida, he pro-
posed allowing insurance compa-
nies the ability to create their own
reserve funds and allowing them
to be non-taxable. Government
regulators would monitor the


"Florida's Hurricane Catastrophe Fund is a
great model for what states can do to protect
themselves against disasters."
Ken Lundberg,
spokesman


funds to ensure they are kept seg-
regated, but otherwise the idea
would bypass the need for a new
level of bureaucracy.
"Something like that is going to
have to happen in order for us to be
able to come through this financial
disaster," Nelson said.
The idea is similar to one sug-
gested by U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and
former U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum,
both republicans, and a
spokesman for U.S. Sen. Mel Mar-
tinez, R-Fla., also said Martinez is
open to the idea.
"Florida's Hurricane Catastro-
phe Fund is a great model for what
states can do to protect them-
selves against disasters," said


spokesman Ken Lundberg. "Given
the size and impact of Katrina, it's
certain Congress will take a look at
the Foley bill and others that seek
to address the issue."
Nelson said some homeowners
are already paying for such a fund,
in a sense, through the extra premi-
ums insurers collect to prepare for
so-called "100-year storms."
Nelson also called on President
Bush to ask the petroleum indus-
try to freeze its prices, as they did
after Sept. 11,. 2001, to slow the
runaway price of gas. Yet he dis-
missed the idea that it's a supply-
and-demand problem that points
out the need to increase drilling off
Florida's Gulf Coast.


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Recycling newspapers is worthy


I was pleased a few weeks ago
when a master gardener suggest-
ed using newspapers under
mulch to control weed growth.
(Use a thickness of at least six
sheets and overlap the sections. It.
is easier to keep them in place if
you soak the newspaper in water
first.)
Newspapers are such useful
things. After you read the day's
news and clip out photos to send
to relatives, the black and white
parts of the rest can be recycled
usefully. (Color inserts on glossy
paper are not as permeable and
should not be used under mulch.)
Today's newspapers are
organic. Ink is made from soy-
beans. Paper comes from trees.
Actually often newsprint comes
from recycled paper, which was
made from trees.
Since newspapers are organic,


they are a more environmentally
friendly weed barrier than the
rolls of black plastic some garden-
ers use.
I remember my father using
newspapers when planting toma-
toes. He would dig a hole, drop in
a crumpled sheet of newspaper,
put in a few inches of dirt, and
plant the tomato plant on top. He
said the newspaper would "wick"
moisture from the,ground to the
tomato plant.
Other environmentally friendly
ways to recycle newspapers (and
save money) include:
Save your empty toilet paper
rolls. Stuff crumpled newspaper
into one end set upright, newspa-
per side down, in a watertight
tray. Pack each with moist, sterile
potting soil and plant seeds.
When the plants are big enough
to transfer to the garden, you can


plant the whole thing. Both the
cardboard roll and the newspaper
are biodegradable.
If you have too many ripe
bananas, wrap them in newspa-
per and store them in the refriger-
ator. The skins will turn black but
the fruit will stay fresh.
Place crumpled newspapers
in wet shoes so they will retain
their shape as they dry. The news-
paper will also help deodorize the
shoes by absorbing odors.
Keep some old newspapers
in the car to. use to protect car
.eats from muddy or wet cloth-
ing, should you get caught in a
storm.
Take along old newspapers
when you go camping. Stacks of
newspaper can be placed under
sleeping bags to provide insula-
tion from the cold ground. Crum-
pled newspapers can also be


used to help get a campfire start-
ed.
Use crumpled newspapers
to polish car windows after clean-
ing.
Use newspapers as padding
under tablecloths, to protect
tables from hot plates and from
spills.
Before allowing children to
paint or color, spread newspaper
out to protect the table from any
mishaps.
Save old newspapers to use
in paper mache crafts and school
projects.
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".


Katrinas' respond to hurricane news


By Katrina Elsken .
People named Katrina feel a
personal link to the hurricane that
may be the worst disaster in Unit-
ed States history.
At an Internet site for "people
named Katrina," the hurricane
bearing their name has been a
topic of interest.
When the hurricane list first
came out, several Katrinas were
pleased to see their name getting
a little national recognition. Most
of those posting onthe site had
never personally met another per-
son named Katrina.
"I would love to have a hurri-
cane named after us" wrote one
poster. "I don't know about any of
you others but I have been known
for blowing through some lives
like a windstorm."
When the storm gained
strength last weekend, more
Katrinas took notice.
"Aren't you proud of our
storm?" one Katrina wrote.


A
Healthier .
Life \


with Katrina Elsken

Initial excitement about seeing
their name in the news gave way
to depression over the destruction
the "K" storm left in its wake.
"Now that the hurricane is so
deadly, I am no longer proud of
sharing my name with it, to say
the least," wrote a teenage Katri-
na. "It was kind of fun when I was
hearing about it at first, but now
my heart goes out to those who
were effected by it and their fami-
lies. Now it's not quite so exciting
to see my name in the headlines,
because there's so much
heartache that must be attached
with it."


"So much destruction so
many lives lost, homes lost,"
another Katrina wrote. "It is so
overwhelming. And now the
name Katrina will forever be
linked to this tragedy."
"At first I was too excited see-
ing my name all over TV," another
Katrina commented. "The name
Katrina is just not so common as
Susan or Mary. But as this hurri-
cane progressed, I will always
remember my name associated
with tragedy.".
Katrina Blankenship of Vir-
ginia is a Web designer. After the
hurricane hit, she turned her per-
sonal Web site,
www.katrina.com, into a forum
about the hurricane.
"This Web site was designed
about seven years ago to advertise
my computer business. God has
blessed me and my family beyond
words over .the years. With the
computer radio show that I host-
ed for three years and this Web
site, God has given me a special
gift to help others. Of course, I


had no idea that there would be a
hurricane with my name attached
to it. And this site has received
over 80,000 hits in two days. I
hope that this can be a portal
where folks can share their sto-
ries, ask for help, or lend a helping
hand," she wrote.
The site has forums for those
seeking information about rela-
tives and those offering help in the
form of jobs, housing and special
skills. Some posters offer hurri-
cane victims help by contacting
relatives in foreign countries. Oth-
ers offer shelter in their own
homes. A company in Jack-
sonville posted job openings,
along with an offer to help with
housing. Many simply offer com-
fort and prayers.
"Let's all reach out our own
way whether it be money, volun-
teer work, prayer, or any other to
help these people right now who
are so much in need," one poster
wrote.


Art can be displayed in various forms


By Ann Tyler
Hello again. You know, art
doesn't always have to be a
painting or piece of sculpture.
Mankind, throughout history,
has found unusual ways to
express himself artistically.: .
For example, many of the
races of the world have turned
their costumes into a form or art.
Using their bodies, hair, and
dress to tell the story of who
they are, and to reflect the place
they live.
There isn't any better exam-
ple of that than right here in the
Everglades with the Seminole
Indian Tribe. Since my early
childhood I have been intrigued
by the Seminole Indians. This
magnificent race of people cer-
tainly created one of the greatest
and most distinctive costumes of
any race on earth, and they
achieved this while living in a
severe tropical swampland.
The Seminoles, a breakaway
tribe from the Creek Indians,
were forced to seek refuge deep
in the Big Cypress Swamp. This
was a no man's land, a land that
the United States Union Army
found intolerable, and therefore
were unable to conquer the


Submitted to INI/Ann Tyler
Local artist and author Ann Tyler has developed a real affini-
ty for the Seminole Tribe, which began as far back as one of


ner first memories, in 1939 Mrs
an village with her mother Hele
Seminoles living there.
Exiled in this harsh land the
Seminole home became a chick-
ee made of palmetto fronds.
They would build the chickees
on hammock mounds in the Big
Cypress, and perched upon the


life. There, in the hot humid
tropical Everglades, long flowing
skirts with overlapping capes
made of cotton protected their
bodies from thick masses of
swarming mosquitoes, and
somehow out of that sometimes
dismal place came a statement
of bold color that would say,
"We are strong. We are bold. We
are unique."
The Seminole women reflect-
ed great dignity with their mag-
.nificent costumes, regal sculp-
tured hairstyles, and sometimes
up to 25 pounds of beads placed
around their necks.
The Seminole men would
wear turbans, jackets, and kilt-
like skirts made with the same
intricately patterned bands of
color that. said Seminole. The
Seminole Indians were most
certainly a beautiful living work


. lyier visited a Seminole indi- of art.
an Spann. Take a few moments on your
platform of a chickee the Indian next trip to the' Belle Glade
women would create their art, Branch of the Palm Beach Coun-
beautiful and colorful bands of ty Public Library and visit the
intricately designed cotton. Lawrence E. Will Museum.
The Seminoles exchanged There is a very beautiful perma-
their old Creek art for this new nent Seminole and Caloosa Indi-
one that would reflect their new an exhibit on display there.


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During' the 2004 Hurricane
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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. If real
bones are bad for dogs, then
what is a good alternative to give
them to chew on? Jennifer, in
Belle Glade.
A: Hey Jennifer. Real bones
can splinter when a dog chews
them, and in the digestion'
process it can injure or perforate
the esophagus, stomach or intes-
tine. This is a surgical and med-
ical emergency, which if not
treated immediately can lead to
death. A great alternative is -a
product called, "Nylabone".
Nylabone is a digestible, plastic-
flavored bone that dogs love to
chew on, which will not cause
any digestion issues. Some
choose rawhide bones. I don't
like to recommend them as they
can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
Hope that answers your question
Jennifer. Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I was
thinking about getting a pet
skunk. Good or Bad idea?
Dennis, in Loxahatchee.
A: Dear Dennis. Well let me
start out by saying, "What in the
world are you thinking!" Okay,
I'm a big fan .of Pepe Le Pu
myself. In fact, he is quite the
hunky skunky, and I love him
with all my heart. I have known a
few well cared for skunks that
are very adorable and affection-
ate.
However, having a pet skunk
is a big responsibility. Anyone
who is thinking of getting an
exotic pet really needs to do


Dov Savvy
much research. Look into the
cost, care, and maintenance for
such a pet. If you really did your
homework, then I am sure you
will change your mind. Did you
know a well cared for skunk can
live to be 20 years of age? Also, if
you do not get them neutered or
spayed very early you have a
potential for a very aggressive
animal on your hands. They need
to have their own room or space
- no cages here. And, it isn't
easy to housebreak them either.
Have you ever seen skunk poop?
It's not pretty! Well Denis keep
me posted with what you decide
to do. Good luck, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner. Be sure to tune into
The Savvy Vet Show each Thurs-
day at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5 The Big
Dawg.


Foley calls for action to


be taken by Congress


WASHINGTON, D.C.-
U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (FL-16)
announced he would intro-
duce legislation when Con-
gress reconvenes separating
the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) from
the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) as well as urg-
ing for a complete review of
operations by FEMA.
"This is not solely a
response to the tragedy in the
Gulf, but rather it is the result
of the increasing evidence
that FEMA should not be hin-
dered by a top-heavy bureau-
cracy when they are needed
to act swiftly to save lives,"
said Foley. "After suffering
through three direct hits from


hurricanes last summer and
watching my friends in the
Gulf weather Katrina, I am
also asking for a top-to-bot-
tom review of FEMA's opera-
tions down the road so that
we can turn that agency into
the rapid-response and long-
term response disaster agency
that FEMA wants to be:"
Foley originally called for
the separation of FEMA from
DHS in April of 2004. In an
article in the Palm Beach Post
on April 28th, 2004, Foley said,
"FEMA may be stuck and
trapped in the bureaucracy,"
Foley said. "That may not be
helpful if we get a natural dis-
aster."


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Katrina: Faith as a child and adult


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
When I was young, I used to
hear the adults around me talk
about what was going on with
people they knew. It was
wartime and often the stories
were about tragedies, both man-
made and natural. They would
talk about illnesses, people killed
during the war, family problems,
job problems, those who had
skirmishes with the law or the
communities and all of the kinds
of things that happen to people.
I noticed, though, that they
never talked much about our
inner circle of family. It occurred
to me one day that we were left
out of these stories of disaster
and hardship. I remember think-
ing to myself at a young age that,
"somehow we must be specially
blessed." I couldn't question the
adults about my feelings, or did-
n't know who to ask but knew to
thank God at night when I'd say
prayers.
As time went on, I found out


that all of the things that hap-
pened to the others happened to
our family too. It didn't come as a
great disappointment, but anoth-
er realization. We were blessed;
not because bad things didn't
happen and we were able to
continue with our lives, but that
in spite of all of the bad things we
were able to continue.
God's blessing was not as I
had originally pictured it in my
young and immature years. This
past Sunday, we recounted the
Lord giving a sharp rebuke to
Peter. It was about Jesus telling
His disciples that He would go up
to Jerusalem and suffer many
things and be killed, and on the
third day He would rise again
(Matthew 16:21ff.) Peter tells
Jesus, "God forbid, Lord. This
shall never happen to You (vs.
22). The Lord rebukes Peter in no
uncertain terms: "Get behind
me, Satan. You are a hindrance to
me (vs. 23).
Peter in his well-meant inten-
tions and best wishes is admon-
ished for his well-intended but
misplaced feeling that nothing


bad should happen to someone
he. loves. I remember also hear-
ing about all of those disciples;
how they met disaster and how
their lives were cut short because
of their faith. In spite of every-
thing they were blessed; not
because nothing bad happened
but because it all did and they
kept on being what God intend-
ed for them even when it
meant the worst that the world
could give.
Katrina was a tragedy and, as
one person put it, the greatest
natural disaster that has hap-
pened to this country. God's
blessing will come, not because
people will bargain with God and
hope to avoid tragedies, but
when they go on in spite of what
happens to them. Obviously.
Peter only heard the first part of
what the Lord had to tell the dis-
ciples that day the part about
the human tragedy. The conclu-
sion, that He would rise again,
gave the tragedy a perspective;
that sacrifice and hardship are
not in vain and that what hap-
pens is to be offered up so that


God may be blessed and glorified
through it.
Just as there was no earthly
way to make sense out of some-
one dying on a cross after indig-
nation, hardship, degradation,
false accusations, ignorance and
wrong it is difficult to see any
earthly good out of the tragedy
that has hit our country with all
of the death and disaster that is a
part of it. The Lord chides Peter
for his failure to see that it is not
all in vain, all useless, all tragic.
In the worst of situations, the
best comes out of some people
as does.the worst. Those who tri-
umph ultimately are the ones
who recognize that in spite of
everything, with God's help we
make it. Those who are angry,
those who are cynical, those
who are overwhelmed and with-
out a Godly perspective can well
question "Why?" Their answer,
though, will come only as Peter's
answer look forward, move
on, start again, pick up, and there
you will find God. Never, never
easy-but the only way.


Devastating storm an incredible promise


By Pastor John Hicks was. South Mississippi and
First United Methodist Church Alabama were swamped by the
rising coastal waters and have
Shooting across south Florida been devastated.
and strengthening in the gulf, And though we missed the
Hurricane Katrina slammed into brunt of the storm, it is still
the Gulf Coast just outside New going to have a significant
Orleans a week ago Monday impact on our lives. As our
with shrieking 145-mph winds; hearts go out to those suffering
wiping out entire neighbor- loss and total devastation, our
hoods, flooding houses up to worries arise as the rumors of
their roofs, swamping Mississip- soaring gas prices, gas rationing,
pi's beachfront and blowing out and brown outs in our area are
windows in hospitals, hotels abounding. They may be a reali-
and high-rises. The night before ty by the time this goes to print.
landfall, the mayor of New It is, at times like these that
Orleans voiced what everyone we need to take heart and
has now realized. This was the remember these words: "For
ONE they had all feared. The where two or three come
ONE bringing a catastrophe of together in my name, there I am
biblical proportions. in the midst of them." (Matthew
Even though the storm just 18:20)
missed New Orleans and Think about it. When we
slowed down just enough come together in pain, there He
before landfall, people are nam- is with us. When we come
ing this one of the worst natural together to pray, He is with us.
disasters that we have faced as a When we come together in
nation. Levees gave way, and compassion to help, He is with
New Orleans will probably us. When a married couple
never recover to what it once kneels together beside their bed


in prayer, Jesus is there. When a
family bows their heads to give
thanks at the dinner table, He is
there. When a pastor has a
prayer beside a bed in a hospital
with someone who is suffering,
He is there. When storms
destroy our communities and
we Christians bind together, He
is there. That's His assurance to
us.
In the early 70s the firemen of
Fairfax County, Virginia received
new helmets. They were really
sharp: Colorful, high-impact
plastic, size-adjustable, and
scuff resistant. There was only
one problem with the helmets.
They melted when they were
exposed to heat.
There are philosophies that
we can embrace, there are reli-
gions that we can adopt, there
are gurus we can follow, but
what happens when we get
thrown into the fire? Do they
provide help when we are
tempted, comfort when we are
hurting, strength when we feel
we can't carry on? Or do they


melt under the heat?
Those who follow Jesus
know that He can provide what
we need spiritually to stand in
the hour of testing, to stand firm
in the midst of the heat that aris-
es around us. As the Psalmist so
adequately proclaims, "Our help
is in the name of the LORD, the
Maker of heaven and earth."
Want to know where to find
the Lord to get this help? Get
together with someone else
who is a follower of His for the
express purpose of seeking His
heart, studying His word, wor-
shiping His name, lifting up
needs in prayer, or binding the
broken hearted, and our Lord
will be there, guaranteed!
We are not alone. This is
where we find strength for the
journey. Our Lord has given us
an incredible promise: "Where
two or three come together in
my name, there am I with
them." Claim that promise.
When God is in our midst, we
can make it through even the
most devastating storm.


Working toward affordable housing in Florida


One of the most serious crises
in Florida right now is the increas-
ing lack of affordable housing.
There is a large and growing class
of people that cannot afford to
live in the communities in which
they work. This situation results in
a number of negative pressures
on our communities, not the least
of which higher commute times,
less time spent with family, and
higher taxes for all of us to pay for
the ever-expanding transporta-
tion infrastructure. One way to
address this issue is to help
employers help their workers pur-
chase homes. I support this effort
because it will help increase
home ownership, it will help
employers recruit a quality and
more stable workforce, and the
result will be stronger communi-
ties and that will benefit us all
As a former Secretary of Hous-
ing and Urban Development, I
know the importance of home-
ownership programs. Owning a
home is the cornerstone of
achieving the American Dream.
That is why I have introduced a
bill to help increase homeowner-
ship among thousands of families
currently unable to afford housing
without public assistance. But
instead of relying on taxpayer-


funding, this legislation encour-
ages the private sector to partner
with America's low-income and
working families.,
Currently, employer-provided
benefits such as health, dental,
and life insurance result in non-
taxable income to employees.
However, federal tax laws do not
include housing as a tax-free
employee benefit. The biggest
barrier to homeownership is
often accumulating funds for a
down payment. My legislation
would treat employer-funded
housing assistance as a non-tax-
able benefit excluding up to
$10,000 in home ownership assis-
tance and up to $2,000 in rental
assistance.
This bill, introduced with the
bipartisan support of Hillary Clin-
ton (D-NY), Richard Durbin (D-
IL), and Gordon Smith (R-OR),
create a win-win situation for
employers and employees;
employers are not penalized for
offering a great benefit that will
attract quality employees and if
we can help to increase home-
ownership opportunities and
build wealth within communities,
we will be helping more working
families achieve the American
Dream.


INI/Katrina Elsken
Mud Racing
North Ortona Mud Racing was represented by several
vehicles in the Labor Day Parade In downtown Okee-
chobee on Monday.



Community Brief


Health Department and
Senior Connections
Hendry County Health
Department Heart to Heart Pro-
gram and Senior Connections
are offering an eight-week Dia-
betes Class at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior


Center. Classes include the dia-
betic diet, understanding carb-
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes, the A1C
test, Blood Pressure, and Cho-
lesterol. All diabetics, long term
or newly diagnosed, are wel-
come.


This legislation will give
employers the option of offering
financial homebuyer benefits -
much like dental or medical bene-
fits for housing costs including
down payments, closing costs
and financing costs, contributions
to second mortgage pools, mort-
gage guarantee programs, or con-
tributions to an employee home-
ownership savings account.
In order to offset the cost of
housing benefits for workers and
to ultimately promote homeown-
ership opportunities, a business
tax credit would be created as an
incentive for employers that
choose to participate. The credit
would be equal to 50 percent of
the cost of qualified housing
expenses for eligible, low and
moderate-income employees,
which takes into account up to
$10,000 or six percent of the
employee's home purchase price.
In addition to being bipartisan,
this legislation has a broad range
of support from outside groups
including the Mortgage Bankers
Association, the National Associa-
tion of Home Builders, the
National League of Cities, and the


National Association of Counties.
Housing affordability will
come at a cost, but under my leg-
islation the cost will not be borne
by taxpayers. The benefit is entire-
ly up to employers and those
who already take part know that
the cost of providing a housing
benefit is minimized or offset
entirely by the savings accrued
from reductions in turnover,
recruitment/relocation and train-
ing budgets, and from higher pro-
ductivity and morale.
Affordable housing is an issue
we cannot ignore. Homeowner-
ship can build a more stable and
more productive workforce,
stronger communities, and
stronger families. We should rec-
ognize the contributions and ben-
efits employers make to promot-
ing homeownership. Doing so
will pay dividends to our citizens,
our communities, and our nation.
Mel Martinez is a United States
Senator (R-FL) and former Secre-
tary of the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Develop-
ment.


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Thursday, September 8,2005


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Thursday, September 8, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


HCSO aids hurricane victims in recovery


Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee along with other Florida
Sheriff's are spearheading col-
lection and delivery of supplies
to the areas of the Gulf Coast
that were ravaged by hurricane
Katrina. Collection containers
are being placed at Hendry
County Supermarkets in Clewis-


ton and LaBelle as well as the
Sheriff's Offices in Clewiston
and LaBelle. According to
reports from Law Enforcement
Agencies in the stricken areas
they are in special need of the
following items:
Bottled Water
Mosquito Repellent


Baby Food
Disposable Diapers
Tooth Paste
Tooth Brushes
Canned Food
Canned Fruit
Sheriff Lee also reported that
employees of the Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office have started a


cash fund to assist Law Enforce-
ment Officers and their families
in Canton, Mississippi that were
left virtually with just the clothes
they were wearing. Persons
wanting to make a cash contri-
bution can do so at the Sheriff's
Offices in Clewiston or LaBelle.


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Police Activity


Belle Glade suicide
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glade Police Department
responded to what appears to
have been a suicide just before
noon on Aug. 29. An 18-year-old.
Hispanic female was found hang-
ing from a tree in her yard by a
close friend. A resident of the area
observed a female acting in a
frantic manner as he drove home
for lunch. Stopping to provide
assistance, he quickly learned
that there was a young lady hang-
ing from a tree. He reacted quick-
ly to cut her down. Emergency
Medical Services were on the
scene as police arrived to investi-
gate the incident. The body was
transported to Glades General
Hospital to await the Medical
Examiners arrival.
Public Safety Director Kenneth
Holley stated that while there
appears to be no evidence indi-
cating foul play, the case remains
an active investigation pending
the findings of the Department
and the Medical Examiners
autopsy report.
Sexual assault arrest
CLEWISTON On Aug. 31,
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Road Patrol Division was
notified of a Sexual Battery case
involving an 11-year-old victim
and a 21-year-old suspect. Mem-
bers of the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Criminal Investigations
Division responded and met with
the guardian of the victim. The
Child Protection Team was noti-
fied to assess any possible health
needs of the victim. The suspect,
Rogelio Bonilla Salmeron, date of
birth 02/07/84 of 1550 Old U.S. 27,
Lot 250, Clewiston, Florida was
located and interviewed at the.
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Clewiston Sub-Station. As a result
of the interview and investigation,
Salmeron was charged with Sexu-


al Assault on a victim under 12
years of age and booked into the
Hendry County Jail.
U.S. Sugar and Hendry
County Sheriff's Office
CLEWISTON U.S. Sugar
and the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office put an end to an Okee-
chobee thief's brazen attempt to
sell the company's railroad ties
through local classified ads.
"We received a tip from an
individual who had responded to
a newspaper ad offering railroad
ties for sale," said Fred Dyess,
manager, Human Resources and
Security. "Apparently, after seeing
the ad in several local papers, he
called and arranged to meet the
seller concerning the purchase of
some cross ties. He was then
taken onto company property to
see a large stack of U.S. Sugar rail-
road ties."
After becoming concerned
that something was not right, the
potential buyer checked with U.S.
Sugar personnel. That led to a
cooperative effort with the Sher-
iff's Office in setting up an under-
cover operation that resulted in
the arrest of three people in Okee-
chobee. The trio was charged
with a number of counts, includ-
ing grand theft.
"We are serious about putting
an end to trespassing and theft of
company property and intend to
prosecute offenders to the full
extent of the law," Dyess said.
Dyess commended Charles,
White, the lead investigator in this
case, and the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office for a job well
done.
Traffic checkpoint
leads to 16 arrests
LABELLE The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office held a traf-
fic checkpoint south of LaBelle on


State Road 29 Saturday Sept. 3,
beginning at 10 p.m., and ending
at 2 a.m., Sunday morning. Sheriff
Ronnie Lee said 16 people were
arrested on charges ranging from
no driver's license, to possession
of cocaine, possession of marijua-
na, driving with a suspended or
revoked drivers license, and driv-
ing under the influence.
Sheriff Lee would like to thank
Shone Phillips and his staff at the
local Florida Department of Trans-
portation Office for furnishing and
setting up all traffic cones, signs,
lighting and other assistance as
needed during the checkpoint
operation.
Hendry County
Sheriff's Office arrest
LABELLE The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office investigat-
ed a burglary at Boo Boo's River-
house Restaurant, in LaBelle on
Sept..5. A screen had been cut at


the southeast corner of the build-
ing and a sheet of drywall pushed
away in order to gain entrance to
the inside. A door had been
forced open to the bar and stor-
age area. Several bottles of liquor
were stolen and office equipment
was damaged by the burglar.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said infor-
mation was obtained by Investi-
gators that Devon Sharrod
Kennedy, age 18, was in posses-
sion of several bottles of liquor
and was giving it to friends. Inves-
tigators determined the liquor
was taken from Boo Boo's and
Kennedy was arrested and
charged with Dealing in Stolen
Property.
In a separate case, Sheriff Lee
reported that an investigation by
members of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Criminal Investiga-
tions Division resulted in the
arrest of a Juvenile male for a bur-
glary committed at 836 Redish
Circle in Clewiston.


Crimestoppers


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assis-
tance in locating the where-
abouts of Marcus Brown, a.k.a.
Snoop. Brown is described as a
black male, with black hair, and
brown eyes. He is listed at six-
feet tall, weighing 154 pounds:
He has a tattoo on his right arm.
He is wanted on a warrant for
violation of supervision own
recognizance/aggravated battery
on a pregnant person.
His last known address is
Martin Luther King Blvd., in Belle
Glade. His last known occupa-
tion was laborer.
If you have any information
regarding the whereabouts of
this wanted fugitive from justice,
please call (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You. may remain anony-


NOTICE


The Glades County School Board
Public Hearing To Adopt A Final
Budget, Previously Advertised For
September 22, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.,
Has Been Rescheduled For
September 13, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


mous and could be eligible for a
cash reward.


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Note: In order to be considered for these outstanding opportunities, you must
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Glades County School calendar


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; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holi-
day
Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for
holiday
Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Jan. 3: Students return to


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 agenda 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
Sunday 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 unex-
cused 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,
Monday-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 reg-
ister the night of the classes. If you


have any questions 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 rep-
resent the best interests of
abused, abandoned and neglect-
ed children before the court,
social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to help-
ing 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 infor-
mation, and to reserve your space
for training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School is now available
in the elementary school office. If
you. would like a copy of the
report, please stop by the office
and one will be made available to
you.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness, about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relat-
ing to the affects of domestic/sex-
ual violence in our community.
The meetings ,rotate .,between
LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore
Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please
call Abuse Council and Treat-
ment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with an
advocate.


AG sues agency for


debt collection abuses


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed suit
against a Jacksonville-based col-
lections agency and its, owner
over allegations they repeatedly
threatened consumers and
imposed illegal fees for owed
debts.
Ellis Crosby & Associates,
Inc., and Ted Ellis Crosby are
charged with victimizing more
than 120 consumers through
multiple violations of the federal
Fair Debt Collection Practices
Act and Florida's Consumer Col-
lections Practices Act.
The investigation was initiat-
ed when the Attorney General's
Economic Crimes Division
received numerous complaints
about the collections agency
from the Better Business
Bureau. The complaints alleged
that the company was using
aggressive .and illegal tactics to
collect on its accounts, includ-
ing posing as law enforcement
officers or attorneys, threatening
arrest by military police and col-
lecting illegal fees greater than
the original amount owed. Sev-.
eral complaints even alleged
that individuals with the compa-
ny represented themselves as
lawyers with the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office.
"Few words could adequate-


ly describe the appalling nature
of the tactics used against these
citizens," said Crist. "People fac-
ing the pressure of paying a debt
should not also endure fabricat-
ed threats an intimidation. The
predatory nature of these
actions demands our immediate
attention, and the victims
deserve immediate relief from
these attacks."
Further investigation by the
Attorney General's Office
revealed that Crosby, 27, of
Ponte Vedra, specifically trained
and instructed his employees to
use the malicious tactics.
Among the victims was Anna
Masse of Jacksonville, who was
contacted by .an employee of
Ellis Crosby claiming to have a
videotape of her husband cash-
ing a bad check. The company
told Mrs. Massey that the police
were on their way to her home
to arrest her husband Billy.
Although Mr. Massey tried to
explain to the company that he
was not the individual with the
debt, the company continued to
harass him and his wife,
demanding personal identifica-
tion information and immediate
payment of the debt. The intimi-
dation tactics stopped only
when Mr. Massey threatened to
contact authorities.


school
Jan. 5: Report cards go out
Jan. 16: Martin L. King holiday
Feb. 2: Interim report cards
issued
Feb. 7: Open house; Moore
Haven Jr./Sr. High School; 5-7
p.m.
Feb. 9: Open house; elemen-
tary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holi-
day
March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday
March 10: .End of third nine-
week period
March 13: Teacher workday


(No school for students)
March 16: Report cards go out
March 20-24: Spring break
April 14: Good Friday holiday
April 17: Spring holiday
(Teachers/students)
April 27: Interim report cards
May 21: Baccalaureate
May 26: Graduation
May 29: Memorial Day holiday
May 31: Last day for stu-
dents/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
workdays
June 2: Last day for teachers


Man who stole from


cancer fund sentenced
TALLAHASSEE Attorney ness of this crime."
General Charlie Crist announced The $12.5-million Taxol con-
that a Lake Worth man has been summer settlement fund was the
sentenced to prison for defrauding result of an antitrust case filed
a nationwide settlement fund against Bristol-Myers Squibb by the
intended to help cancer patients Florida Attorney General's Office
who overpaid for the cancer-fight- and attorneys general from the 49
ing drug Taxol. other states, the District of Colum-
Martti Antila, 61, received a six- bia and U.S. territories. The lawsuit
year prison sentence for submitting alleged that the company obtained
more than $77,000.in false claims invalid patents for Taxol, which
to the Taxol settlement fund. The delayed the availability of lower-
case was prosecuted by the Attor- cost generic substitutes. As a result
ney General's Office of Statewide of the company's actions, patients
Prosecution. had to pay higher prices for the
An investigation conducted by drug. The settlement was
the Attorney General's Antitrust approved in November 2003, and
Division and the Florida Depart- victims were asked to submit
ment of Law Enforcement claims by Feb. 29,2004.
revealed that Antila used other peo- Checks from the settlement
pole's names and forged doctors' fund were distributed to patients by
signatures to file more than 50 false the Attorney General's Office. In
claims for Taxol settlement checks. order to make the refund process
Each claim contained a statement -as easy as possible for cancer
that the claimant had used Taxol patients, claim forms were readily
and was due $525 to $3,000 in. available on the Internet, and vic-
refunds. Further investigation by tims could print them out and send
FDLE discovered that similar them to the settlement fund for
names were used in fraudulent processing. Law enfor-cmenLoffi-
claims submitted to the state of cers believe Antila usedmore than.
Florida's unemployment program 50 names of supposed patients and
between 2002 and 2004, totaling the names of at least 11 doctors to
over $112,000 in paid'claims. create his fraudulent claims.
"Stealing money intended to Antila was charged with grand
help cancer patients is about as theft and 23 counts of communica-
low as it gets. This settlement fund tions fraud. The sentence was
was set up to help those suffering handed down by Palm Beach
from a dreadful disease, not to pad County Circuit Judge Jorge Labar-
the pockets of a con man," said ga, who reserved jurisdiction to
Crist. "We commend the judge for consider restitution hearings at a
a sentence that reflects the serious- later date.

RoadWatch Update


. From 09/02/05 through 09/08/05
Motorists are reminded to drive with
caution, courtesy, common sense,
and patience as they travel through
work zones. Remember, speeding
fines are doubled in work zones.
Hendry County
SR 29: At Case Road: Mainte-
nance project Crews will be
repairing and replacing guardrail.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible delays with slow mov-
ing traffic.
SR 29: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews will
be working on sweeping the road-
way. No lane closures are anticipat-
ed, but possible slow moving traffic.
SR 80: In the city of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews will
be working on sweeping the road-
way. No lane closures are anticipat-
ed, but possible slow moving traffic.
SR 80: At the intersection of SR
80 and U.S. 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be repairing and
replacing lighting on the bridge. No
lane closures are anticipated, but
possible slow moving traffic.
U.S. 27: In the city of Clewiston:
Maintenance project Crews will
be working on sweeping the road-
way. No lane closures are anticipat-
ed, but possible slow moving traffic.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus Slough
to the bridge (4.6 miles): Construc-
tion project The roadway
improvements consist of resurfac-
ing the existing pavement, widen-
ing two section of roadway, con-
structing paved shoulders,
drainage improvements, and
guardrail installation. Motorists
should expect'a flagging operation
with a single lane for paving and
shoulder construction. The con-
tractor is Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to Charley
Close Road: Maintenance project-
Motorists should expect no lane clo-
sures 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.
U.S. 27: Near the area of Boar
Hammock: Maintenance project
- Motorists should expect no lane
closures but possible delays and
slow moving traffic while crews
work on repairing and replacing
guardrail.
U.S. 27: In the city of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project -
Crews will be working on sweep-
ing the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible slow
moving traffic.
U.S. 27: From CSX railroad cross-
ing to north of SR 29 (5.7 miles):
Construction project The road-
way improvements consist of resur-
facing the existing pavement and
modifying the U.S. 27/SR 29 inter-
section median. Motorists should,
expect one lane to be closed for
paving operations. Speed limit is
reduced in the work zone. The con-
tractor is Better Roads, Inc.
Okeechobee
SR 70: From W. of U.S. 98 to W.
of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles): Con-
struction project- Work continues
to widen and reconstruct the exist-
ing two-lane roadway to four lanes
with a center dual left turn lane. The
work includes drainage improve-
ments, signals, and street lighting.
Work currently includes storm pipe
installation and roadway construc-
tion at various locations throughout
the project. The contractor is Russell
Engineering. Project completion
date: Winter 2006.
U.S. 441: From the CSX railroad
crossing to north of Cemetery Road
(2.1 miles): Construction project-
Work has been completed to four-
lane the roadway. The roadway
improvements consisted of widen-
ing and reconstructing the roadway
with drainage improvements, sig-
nals, and street lighting. The con-
tractor was APAC-Southeast.


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expenses exceeded revenue by
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Snails
Continued From Page 1
able as an aquarium pet. In Flori-
da, the species has been found in
warmer coastal areas like Collier,
Hillsborough, and Palm Beach
Counties. Recent reports have it in
Seminole County and even in
Jacksonville. It is now found in
Texas and California and has
caused alarm there because of
their rice production.
The problem with this critter is
that it feeds aggressively on many
types of aquatic and terrestrial
plants, such as taro and rice. But,
before the idea of it being used to


control aquatic weeds is brought
up, it does not eat Brazilian Pep-
per, cattails or hydrilla.
Besides size, this snail can be
distinguished by the deep groove
or channel between the whorls of
the shell. Another item to look for
is the grape-like clusters of pink to
red eggs. The females crawl out of
the water and deposit what looks
like pink caviar on walls or grass-
es above the water. Sighting clus-
ters of up to 1,000 pink eggs is the
fastest way to determine if
applesnails are present.
Compared to the eggs of native
apple snails, those of "Tiny's" rel-
atives are smaller, pinker, and
more numerous. Eggs darken and


hatch in one to two weeks, releas-
ing hundreds of juveniles into the
lake. Physical removal of eggs and
adult snails would help in reduc-
ing the numbers of these invasive
animals.
Although there might be some
local wildlife that will eat these
.snails, our predators have not
shown much interest in or ability
to eat them. They threaten native
plants and wildlife by feeding on
the aquatic plants needed by
invertebrates that are fed on by
small fish, which are themselves
eaten by larger fish like large-
mouth bass and crappie.
To help slow the spread of
more snails like Tiny, if you have


Community Briefs


Lakeport Community
Association
The Lakeport Community Asso-
ciation will have a spaghetti dinner
at the next meeting on Tuesday,
Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Communi-
ty Center. All members please bring
a dessert. Dinner will be furnished
by the LCA. Dues are $20 per
household. All Lakeport residents
are invited to attend.
Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be offering
FREE smoking cessation classes
beginning Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. at the
Hendry County Health Department
1140 Pratt Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
33975. The class is a seven-week
course that will meet on Wednes-
days. If you have any questions
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, Clewis-
ton, and LaBelle sites between the
hours of noon-2:30. You can con-
tact 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 meetings
In August will feature discus-
sions with Center for Independent
Living representative in LaBelle,
Moore Haven and Clewiston with
information about the center and
what services it provides. Take
advantage of this free. service to
inform yourselves about how the
center can help 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
with a trained SHINE
Serving Health Insurance Needs
of the Elderly counselor 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 Florida Rural Legal Services is
available at the Nobles Senior Cen-
ter in LaBelle on the second
Wednesday of each month from
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please call 675-
1446 to make appointment.
Disaster funds
still available
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in Hendry
and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with issues such
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, and chore


work. .Call (863) 983-7088 in
Clewiston, (863) 946-1821 in
Moore Haven, or (863) 675-1446 in
LaBelle.
Faith 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
living can call Gloria or Liz at 983-
7088 or 675:1446 for more informa-
tion. Those with a desire to make a
difference in someone s life
by volunteering are encouraged to
call the same phone numbers for,
more information on this volunteer
program benefiting residents 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.
GCSO is now
accepting applications
The Glades County Sheriff Office
is now accepting applications for a
part-time position food service Fri-
day, Saturday and Sunday. Three
times each day, breakfast 5:45 a.m.,
lunch 10:45. a.m. and dinner 5 p.m.
Applicants must have a valid Flori-
da Driver's License. Hourly rate
$7.25. Applications may be picked
up at the Glades County Sheriff
Office, 599 Avenue J, Moore Haven,
Florida or call (863) 946-1600.
Economic Council
Meetings
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric Coop-
erative. If you are not a member,
please contact the EDC about join-
ing. If you are a member, please
plan to attend the meetings. As the
Main Street effort, and other initia-
tives move forward, we will need a
host of knowledgeable volunteers
to serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.
Post-disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in Hendry
and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore work,
etc. Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained out-
reach worker in Clewiston (863)
983-7088 Monday Friday.


Free Services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE, Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders,
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. Must call 675-1446 to make
appointment.
Exercise classes
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m. Come
and join this lively group for better
health.
American Legion open
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
at a minimal cost.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.
Members and qualified guests may
play. Wednesday feature an Italian
dinner or alternate entree from 5-
7:15 p.m. and Saturday's dinner is
from 5-7:15 p.m. Music for dancing
starts at 7:30 p.m. Call the lodge to
see who is playing. Sunday morn-
ing breakfast is served from 8-10:15
a.m.
VFWPost #9528
' The VFW Post #9528 is.located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m. daily. Wednesday
is Ladies Auxiliary dinner from
5:30-7 p.m., and the cost is $5.
Every Thursday, the post has bar
bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be
available. Every Friday a steak din-
ner with baked potato, salad and
rolls are served from 5:30-7 p.m.
with a $9 donation. Dancing imme-
diately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table. Post meetings are held
on the second and fourth Saturday
of the month, beginning at 10 a.m.
Commander Albert Crank is avail-
able at 467-2882.
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Monday
through Wednesday 10 a.m.-8
p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-11
p.m., or later; and Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4-6 p.m., Mon-
day through Thursday. Dinner is
served at 5 p.m. Tuesday evenings.
Bar bingo starts at 12:45 p.m.
Wednesday. Lunch will be avail-
able. Singles darts.every Wednes-
day, 7 p.m. Cafeteria is open from 5-
8 p.m., Thursday nights. Friday at 7
p.m. there will be live music and
dancing. On Saturday, hotdogs with
kraut are served at noon. Saturday
dart doubles at 7 p.m.


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Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails *

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


Board Cerflied
by tie
Amierican Board
ofDsematoogy


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office: .

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to


Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


Fellows
of the
American Society
for Mohs Surgery


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them in aquariums, don't dump
them into ponds outdoors or
other natural water body. To dis-
pose of unwanted snails, put
them in a sealed plastic bag and
freeze. Once frozen, put them -
still in the bag into the garbage.
If you discover what you sus-
pect is this invading snail or its
eggs, please report them to the
authorities. Be sure it is not a
native apple snail or its eggs,
which are larger, lighter in color
and are fewer in number than the
eggs of the invader. Any pink egg
masses or adults found in the wild
can be easily removed from hard
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Meeting
Continued From Page 1
Fire Truck
Commissioner Bob Giesler
stated an insurance check for
$5,900 had been received when
brush truck #93 burned, and
received approval for the money
to be earmarked to be saved for
a new fire truck when they need
it.
Boat Ramp
Commissioner Giesler
announced that after three years
and a purported manatee sight-
ing, a permit had been obtained
for a boat ramp at Buckhead
Ridge. He asked Road Superin-
tendent Avant Brown to get with
him concerning the site plan;
they will be pouring the con-
crete bn the bank and pushing it
into the water. The cost is
$3,500, coming from boat ramp
budget.


Board
Continued From Page 1
authorized.to do the hiring and
firing and he should have more
time to fix the problem.
County Manager Wendell
Taylor. stated he has been look-
ing at the problem and working
on a solution and recommends
a complete reorganization over
there, and that all departments,
including the public environ-
mental health section over sep-
'tic tanks, should be under one
hat. He said it cuts down prob-
lems, and gets answers ,much
faster. He stated the position
could be a ComnmunitN Develop-
ment Director. He said he could
have an answer by Sept. 26
meeting.


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Brahm ans 13-7


The Okeechobee Brahmans
traveled to Avon Park Friday
evening to take on the Red Dev-
ils'and returned to Okeechobee
following their first loss of the
season 13-7.
In a game marred by
turnovers, fumbles and blown
assignments, the sole touch-
down for. the Brahmans came
from an 80-yard pass from Virgil
Barrett to Rashad Kelly, followed
by a quarterback sneak across
the Red Devil goal line by Travis
Conrad.
"We didn't have a very good
week of practice and we played
exactly the same way we had


practiced," stated Brahman
head coach Chris Branham.
"We didn't even break 100
yards. We had practice sched-
uled for this morning (Monday)
and many didn't bother to show
up. I have a rule that if they can-
not make practice, they must
call and let me know. There may
be some players suspended for
the week if they do not have
good excuses for not attending
practice or at least checking in
with me."
The Brahmans will take on
the Lake Placid Dragons at Brah-
man Stadium on Sept. 9. Kick off
is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.


By Nina G. Wills

It was a stormy and wet Friday
night as rain poured down for a few
hours before the start of the game
between Class 2B state champion
Pahokee Blue Devils and newcom-
er King's Academy Lions. With
lightning strikes illuminating the
sky, the game was delayed for
almost an hour. Loyal rain-soaked
fans cheered their approval when
both teams finally ran onto the field
at8:15 P.M.
Pahokee's opening drive was a
three and out resulting in a punt by
Jose Rodriguez. The punt was
blocked by the Lions and recovered
in Blue Devil territory. Lions quar-
terback David McDeavitt threw a
seven-yard pass to wide receiver
Jose Cabrera for a touchdown. It
was quite evident that Pahokee
was out of sync and never able to
establish a flow of the game. On
the Blue Devils next three drives,
another punt was blocked, the ball
was fumbled, and a high snap to
the punter resulted in a shaky punt.
In a much anticipated ball game


between two powerhouse football
games, where everyyard and every
foot counts, the Lions from King's
Academy would hold the upper
hand in field position during a
game where weather played a
large factor.
The Blue Devils defense played
fairly well, but were unable to stop
the Lions on important drives. The
Lions added a field goal to their
lead before the half and Pahokee
was shutout for the entire first half.
During halftime, the Blue Devils
team did not go to the locker room.
Instead, the coaching staff huddled
with their team in the end zone and
talked to the players about the first
half. The conversation seemed to
rally the Blue JDevils to come back
fighting in the second half.
On the first play of the third
quarter, Robert Love threw a lateral
pass that was dropped and recov-
ered by the Lions defense on Paho-
kee's own 11-yard line. One play
later, the Lions running back Vin-
cent Way ran the ball in for another
Lion's touchdown. The attempt at
the extra point failed. The score
was left with the Lions holding al 0-


Sports in Brief


Clewiston Sugar dolls
fall/winter registration
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will
start their fall/winter session Aug.
10. Classes are held at Central Ele-
mentary every Wednesday. Begin-
ners ages 4-12, class at 3 p.m. Ages
13 and up, class is at 4 p.m. All
classes are in the cafeteria.
Classes consist of Baton
twirling, dance, Pom-poms, and
new this year, flag and flag Corp,
color guard. You may take .one
class or all classes. Classes are $25
per month. Registration fee is $12,
which includes your insurance. For
more information, please call Judy
at (863) 677-0025.
Cricket coach
looking for players
CLEWISTON Experienced
Cricket coach looking to develop a
youth team in the Clewiston area.
(Ages 9 to 17). I can be contacted
at (863) 885-2078.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coat
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? Theywill come to your home


to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
boat check.
Navigation lock
returned to service
HENRY CREEK Required
maintenance at the G-36 naviga-
tion lock on Lake Okeechobee at
Henry Creek has been completed
and the navigation lock was
returned to service Saturday, July
23. Regular hours of operation for
navigation locks on Lake Okee-
chobee at this time of year are
between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.,
seven days a week.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any incon-
venience this necessary lock clo-
sure may cause. For more
information, please contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter at (863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-
4200. You may also ask the lock-
tenders for operating information
when locking through or contact
them on VHF Marine Band Radio
on Channel 13.


6 advantage after the Blue Devil
miscue. The Blue Devils could
never move the ball offensively, and
the running backs could never find
breakaway run through a smother
Lion defense.
A glimmer of hope did emerge
late in the third quarter when Paho-
kee's defense recovered the ball in
Lion's territory. Robert "Rah Rah"
Love threw a five-yard. touchdown
pass to senior wide receiver Tamar-
cus Porter. Pahokee was finally on
the scoreboard. The team went for
the two-point conversion but the
run failed. In the waning minutes of
the game, Pahokee was unable to
put any positive yardage drives
together. In fact, the Blue Devils
only had 114 yards of total offense.
So, at 11:15 on Friday night, the
Pahokee Blue Devils lost their first
game of the season to the King's
Academy Lions. The final score:
Lions 16 Pahokee 6. It was heart-
breaking and disappointing defeat
for the defending state champion
Blue Devils players. But the fact of
the matter is this: The Pahokee
Blue Devils did not play with their




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usual intensity, fire, and passion.
They did not show that Blue Devil's
swagger and resilience. Pahokee's
next game is at home against Pope
John Paul on Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Devils hope to rekindle
their fire, while shaking.off their
season opening loss, a minor
obstacle in their bid to repeat as
state champions.
Team Statistics:
Robert Love was held to 42
yards of passing, 18 yards of rush-
ing, and threw one interception.
Janoris Jenkins rushed for 18 yards.
Anthony Atwell rushed for 26
yards. Vincent Smith rushed for
nine yards Tamarcus Porter had 17
yards of receiving and Antavious
Wilson had 29 yards of receiving.
The Blue Devils will be looking
to shake off the upset and get back
to gridiron business as the prepare
for Pope John Paul in their home
stadium with the support of the
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Blue Devil fans who will be sure to
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Lake Area Varsity

Sports Schedule


Editor's note: The fall high school
sports season is upon us. To have
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Glades Day
Gator Football:
Sept. 9: Clewiston, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away, 7:30
p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage (Del-
ray), away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: St. John Neumann,
home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy, home,
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.
Lady Gator volleyball:
Sept. 9-10: Champions Tourna-
ment, away, TBA
Sept. 13: American Heritage
(Delray), home, 6 p.m. District
game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury Tour-
nament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy, away, 6
p.m:
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.
Gator golf:
Sept. 20: Clewiston, home, 4
p.m.
Sept. 20: Community Christian,
home 4 p.m.
Sept. 22: King's Academy, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
. Oct. 4: Morningside Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4 p.m.
Gator cross-country schedule:
Sept. 8: American Heritage
meet, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16: Wellington Invitational,
away, 3:33 p.m.
Sept. 22: Glades Day Meet,
home, TBA
Sept. 27: Benjamin meet; away,
4 p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 7: John I. Leonard Invitation-
al, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet, away, 4
p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home; TBA
Moore Haven
High School
Terrier Football:
Sept. 9: Jacksonville Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
.Sept. 16: Hollywood Cristian,
away, TBA
Sept. 23: Benjamin, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 30: St. John Neumann,
away 4 p.m.
Oct. 7: LaBelle, away, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Glades Day, home, 7:30
p.m.
Nov. 4: St. Edwards, home, 7:30
p.m.
Lady Terrier volleyball:
Sept. 8: SW Fla. Christian, home,
7p.m.
Sept. 13: St. John Neumann,
away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15: Evangelical, home, 7
p.m.
Sept. 19: Naples, away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22: Canterbury, home, 7
p.m.
Sept. 30: Heartland Christian,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lake Placid, home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away, 1
p.m.
Oct. 6: Clewiston, home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Everglades City, home,
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home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian, away,
7p.m.
Pahokee varsity football
schedule:
Sept. 9: Pope John Paul, home
Sept. 16: Florida Air Academy,
away
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman, away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecom-
ing), home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away
Clewiston
High School
Tiger Football:
Sept. 9: Glades Day, away
Sept. 23: Glades Central, away
Sept. 30: Cardinal Newman,
home
Oct. 7: Bishop Verot, away
Oct. 14: Pope John Paul, away
Oct. 21: Inlet Grove, away
Oct. 28: St. Andrews, home
Nov. 4: Okeechobee, home
Lady Tiger volleyball:
Sept. 13: South Ft. Myers, away,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: Estero, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 19: Riverdale, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 22: LaBelle, away, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 27: Cypress Lake, away,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28: Lemon Bay, home,
6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5: Riverdale, away, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 6: Moore Haven, away, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 11: Immokalee, home, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 12: LaBelle, home, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 17-19: Districts at LaBelle
Tiger golf:
Sept. 8: Away vs. Dunbar and
Mariner, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: At Okeechobee, 3:30
p.m.
Sept. 20: Away vs. Glades Day
and Community Christian, 3:30
p.m.
Sept. 22: Away vs. LaBelle and
Lake Placid, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 26: At Sebring Invitational,
all day
Sept. 27: Away vs. Riverdale and
Cypress Lake, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Away vs. Canterbury
and Ida Baker, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Hosts Moore Haven and
Okeechobee, 3:30-p.m.
Oct. 6: Hosts Immokalee and
Lake Placid, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10-11: Districts, TBA
Tiger cross country:
Sept. 10: Optimist Invitational, Ft.
Myers, 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 13: At RHS vs. Riverdale
and LaBelle, 4 p.m.
Sept. 15: At Avon Park, 4 p.m.
Sept. 17: At Lemon Bay Invita-
tional, 8 a.m.
Sept. 20: At Cypress Lake, 4
p.m.
Sept. 24: At Triton Invitational, 8
a.m.
Sept. 27: At LaBelle, 4 p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston Invitational, 8
a.m.
Oct. 18: At Avon Park, 4 p.m.
Glades Centeral Football
Sept. 9: Cardinal Newman,
Home
Sept. 16: Suncoast High School,
away
Sept. 23: Clewiston High School,
home
Sept. 30: Pope John Paul, away
Oct.7: Dillard, away
Oct. 14: Cardinal Gibbons, home
Oct. 21: Jensen Beach, away
Oct. 28: Monarch High School,'
home
Nov. 1. Pahokee High School,
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Bass Busters take on Big '0' Lake


CLEWISTON Bass Busters'
Silver Division headed out on the
waters of Lake Okeechobee Satur-
day Aug. 20. First Place overall
weight went to Jim Medlin and
Fred Shuey of the Palm Beach area.
They weighed in 19.52 pounds of
bass. They also took second Place
Big Bass with a 6.61-pound bass.
Second Place in overall weight
went to the team of Mark Sheppard
and Todd Kersey, weighing in a
total of 18.50 pounds of bass. They
also weighed in the largest bass of
the day with a 7.27-pound bass.
Third place in overall weight went
to the team of Sam Guess and Dave


Aumend weighing in 12.48 lbs.
Bass Busters' Gold Division
competed Sunday Aug. 21, on Lake
Okeechobee. First Place went to
the team of Allen Walls and Matu-
sevich of Boca Raton. They
weighed in a total of 22.55 pounds
of bass. They also won the second
place big bass with a 7.75-pound
bass. Second Place in overall
weight went to the team of Green
and Supley of Okeechobee they
weighed in a total of 20.75 pounds
of bass and also took first place Big
Bass with an 8.14-pound bass.
Third place in overall weight went
to Steave Lake and Skip Davis with


a total weight of 15.18 pounds.
Congratulations to all the teams
and remember to mark your calen-
dars for Sept. 17 Silver Division and
Sept. 18 for the Gold Division Bass
Busters tournaments in Clewiston,
Florida on Lake Okeechobee. The
silver division Entry will be $90
including Big Bass and the Gold
Division entry will be $140, includ-
ing Big Bass.
TOYS 4 TOTS will take place
Saturday, Dec. 10, in Clewiston and
is Co-sponsored by Bass Busters
Team Trails and Renegades Team
Trails. The entry this year is only $50
per team (includes Big Bass) and


two unwrapped toys. Please make
a special effort to spread the word
about this special event and let's all
show the children of the Clewiston
area just how much we care. Bring
a friend to fish and lots of toys.
For More Information about'
any of these events, please con-
tact Chris Fickey at (941) 232-
9539 or Dave Aumend at (863)
805-8750. Additional Informa-
tion about the Bass Busters
team trails can be found on their
Web site at www.bassbusters-
florida.com http://www.bass-
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Lake area football thrown askew by Mother Nature


By Mark Young
Lake area football has been
thrown in disarray for some the
schools, due first to Hurricane Kat-
rina and then some Friday night
thunder boomers.
Glades Central and Glades Day
each had their season opening
games either cancelled or resched-
uled, while other teams managed
to hone their skills and calm their
jitters by getting in their games.
Case in point, is the Glades Cen-
tral Raiders who had to reschedule
their season opener against Palm
Beach Central, had an open date
for the following week, and will
now play their first game of the sea-
son, three weeks into the season
against Cardinal Newman.
The Raiders have yet to be test-
ed and must face the obstacle of
first game jitters already three
weeks into the season.
The Pahokee Blue Devils faced
a similar scenario by missing their
First game only to end up playing a
soggy field against a tough King's
Academy team who brought down
the defending state champs by a


score 16-6. The Blue Devils will be
looking into getting back into a reg-
ular routine of winning as they face
Pope John Paul Sept. 9 at home.
The Clewiston Tigers were one
of the few lake area teams that
played through the threat of Hurri-
cane Katrina, but probably wish
they wouldn't have after being
beaten by American Heritage
(Plantation) on the home field by a
score of 27-13. The Tigers rebound-
ed to beat the Cowboys 14-7 on Fri-
day night to even their record at 1-1
before heading to Belle Glade
tomorrow night to face the Glades
Day Gators who are currently 0-1.
Okeechobee High School
opened their season strong with a
resounding 41-0 victory over
Moore Haven in the Kick Off Clas-
sic only to go on to defeat district
rival South Fork 35-22 in the regular
season opening. But the Brahmans
fell short against Avon Park 13-7 in
another soggy night of gridiron
action. The Brahmans will look to
continue their winning ways as
they face Lake Placid Sept. 9 at
home.
The Moore Haven vs. Frostproof


game was completely rained out
due to severe lightening and
according to head coach Andy
Ringstaff, the game will not be
rescheduled, leaving the Terrier
record standing at 0-1 after a heart-
breaking loss to Lake Placid in their
season opener last week.
The Terriers will be hosting
Jacksonville Christian Sept. 9 at
7:30 p.m.
Editor's note: Attention all
varsity coaches. Due to a limited
staff at the South Lake papers,


we are stretching ourselves thin
in order to provide lake area
football. However, all fall varsi-
ty sports teams are encouraged
to send up game stats to
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includes swimming, volleyball,
and cross country. If you have
not received a sports informa-
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Gators lose to Bues; look


to Clewiston for rebound


By Mark Young

The Glades Day gators dropped
their first game of the season after
their scheduled opener again Eustis
was cancelled due to Hurricane
Katrina. The Benjamin Buccaneers
did managed to squeeze in their
season opener last Monday with a
victory, giving them a daunted task
of having to play their second game
in five days, but the tireless Bucs
showed no signs of wear of tear
against a stubborn Gator defense.
Benjamin fared well offensively,
but it would take more than a quar-
ter of play before they could sustain
a long offensive drive, which ended
up with a touchdown late in the
half and after a successful point
after attempt, went up 7-0 late in
the second.
The two squads had to endure
to lengthy weather delays, which
subsequently forced the game to
be postponed until the following
day, due to Benjamin High School'
not having stadium lights.
The ensuing action should have
aided Glades Day who suffered
drive-killing penalties after drive
killing penalties. In all, the Gators
were penalized for more than 136
yards to Benjamin's 30 yards of
penalties.
Glades Day moved the ball up
the field with an effective offensive
scheme, but their season opening
cancellation showed it' ugly face in
miscues.


The Buccaneers were unable to
capitalize on every miscue, but
managed to add 10 points while
the Gators could only muster one
scoring drive when Josh McGregor
hit junior wide out Andrew Joseph
on a 52-yard strike, which resulted
in a one-yard touchdown runrfronm
Frank Lugo.
, Buta.a key injury to McGregor,
who broke his collarbone and is
expected' to miss the next six
weeks due to his injury, halted the
Gator's potent air attack, allowing
the Bucs to stack the box and play
the run effectively.
With Clewiston scheduled to
come to Gator Field Sept. 9, there is
room for concern as the Gator
coaching staff scrambles to look for
changes in their offensive game
plan.
"It's going 'to be a tough game
for us," said Gator head coach
Craig Dobson. "But at least we'll be
playing at home in front of our
hometown fans."
Junior wideout/defensive back
Brandon Smith is expect to take up
the quarterback position while
McGregor recovers from his
injuries. But despite the quarterback
worries, coach Dobson admits that
his team just didn't play well.
"We all looked at the game film
and recognize that we just didn't
playverywell," he said. "We'll have
to do better this week if we expect
to win against a tough football
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You profess to be a "concerned corporate citizen", when in reality, your attacks against HRMC's
administration, its board and PTD have been designed to discredit all parties that serve in these
capacities. You have launched and pursue a frontal attack to get the hospital tax to "go away" and
save you taxes today and in the future. You are concerned only about your bottom line and not the
citizens of Hendry County. These citizens, as well as your employees, overwhelmingly say they
don't want the hospital to close. You tell only portions of the truth, and hide or ignore many impor-
tant facts.

AS PAUL HARVEY WOULD -SAY, NOW HERE IS THE REST OF THE STORY.

For the past 8 months, you have viscously attacked Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) and
Physical Therapy Dynamics (PTD) in words, print and legal bullying in a reprehensive manner. You
sued PTD for its business records of the last 5 years. Not wanting to fight an expensive legal battle,
the entire business records for the last 5 years were provided by PTD to you in May of this year. In
your recent ad, you chose only to discuss the income of PTD, and insinuated that HRMC pays all
overhead expenses of PTD. SHAME ON YOU You have all the facts in your hands and you don't
tell the whole story or truth.

So here it is: PTD has averaged $457,442.00 income from 2 contracts (HRMC & Hendry County
School Board). Over the same 5-year period, PTD has had employee salaries and benefits for 9
employees and 1 contract OT averaging $399,472.00. PTD further pays for/provides equipment and
office supplies at both Clewiston and LaBelle. Even though you have all the numbers, you also
choose to further mislead the citizens of Hendry County by not acknowledging the fact that Hendry
Regional makes a substantial profit each year from its business relationship with Physical Therapy
Dynamics.

Physical Therapy Dynamics has been in business as a locally owned physical therapy service with
four therapist- owners since 1986. It was only in the last 10 years that the location of the therapy
department moved off the campus of HRMC. This relocation occurred as a result of HRMC 's need
for additional space within the hospital for other departments, and a concurrent expansion to a sec-
ond clinic in LaBelle. The agreement HRMC has with PTD is that the hospital provides utilities and
a physical space in which PTD can operate, and during the first 9 years of the agreement, the hos-
pital was able to provide the space on its campus.

Here is another important truth you fail to note in words and written print. PTD's relationship with
HRMC predated by 2 years Miller Couse's appointment to the HRMC Board. PTD started its rela-
tionship with HRMC in Oct. 1986 and Miller Couse was appointed to the HRMC Board in Oct. 1988.

The contract between PTD and HRMC is a two- year automatic-renewing contract with a 90-day
termination clause. NO WHERE is there a NO- BID clause in it. Could it be the hospital is very sat-
isfied with its therapy services provided by therapists who live in Clewiston/LaBelle and raise their
families in these communities? SHAME ON YOU You have the contract in your hands and you
don't tell the citizens of Hendry County the truth.

You state that PTD is the largest vendor serving HRMC. Once again, you fail to provide the truth.
The vendor for the hospital's employee health plan and the vendor providing the emergency room
physician services are both larger than PTD. If you are so concerned about the welfare of HRMC as
you would like the people to believe, we ask" Since early this year, why are you routing your work-
ers comp cases away form HRMC to Glades General Hospital, thereby forcing your employees to
travel to Belle Glade for care?" It's time to stop whining and pay your portion of the taxes as other
good corporate citizens do, rather than wasting money on frivolous lawsuits and mass mailings.

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By Rachael Hancock
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Our meeting was held in the
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were 63 students present at the
meeting as well as our new prin'
cipal Dr. Egly and Mr. Swindle.
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and stated that it was a perfect
example for every one to follow
not just the FFA. He also talked
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helped him be the person and
principal he is today.
In the meeting we talked
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summer and what we learned
from our experiences. Kim Field-
er and Lauren Hall talked about
State Convention, Rachael Han-
cock and Brandon Drake talked
about a Leadership program
(Florida Leadership Adven-
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about working cows out at our
land lab, which we call 480 since
it is 480 acres. We also voted Vic-
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230 S. Barfield Hwy.
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Okee-hobee.: (863) 4674.767
ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St, Luie: 1772) 33S-3550
Stuart: (772) 219.2777
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Thursday, September 8,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Managers to move


additional water


Water levels continue to
recede at a good pace in areas
flooded by heavy rainfall from
the impact of Hurricane Katri-
na in southern Miami-Dade
County. Just after impact,
storm-water in the Home-
stead area rose to as much as
21-feet above ground in some
areas. South Florida Water
Management District canals,
which had been lowered
approximately one foot before
the storm hit, moved billions
of gallons of water almost
immediately to the east and to
the ocean.
"Given the terrible tragedy
that has occurred in
Louisiana, Mississippi and
Alabama, we have much to be
thankful for in regard to the
impact we sustained while
being mindful of what poten-
tially could have happened
here without proper prepara-
tion," said District Governing
Board Member Irela Bagu .
"Field station crews through-
out the District, working close-
ly with our Miami-Dade
Regional Service Center and
Emergency Operations Center
staffs, are to be commended
for their tireless efforts before,
during and after the storm to
make sure all the structures
and pump stations were run-
ning at 100 percent and that
nothing was blocking water
from making its way to the
ocean." Bagu added.
Lowering the water levels
in the district canals ahead of
the storm allowed the opera-
tors of the secondary systems
(city and county canals) to
lower their levels, increasing
room to accommodate heavy
storm-water runoff. On Aug.
24, water managers were
releasing maximum amounts
from eastern coastal struc-
tures on the canals in anticipa-
tion of the large inflow from
the west.
Today, all coastal structures
continue to operate at full
capacity to allow for the maxi-
mum recession of water in the
southern Miami-Homestead-
Florida City area. The district is


using forward pumping sta-
tions to assist in forcing water
to the coast. Areas closest to
the coast are seeing the earli-
est recession.
No flooding was reported
in the areas along the C-4
(Tamiami Canal) Basin in
western Miami-D4de County.
This can be attributed to the
new flood control structures,
pumping stations and C-4
detention basin added in the
Sweetwater, West Miami,
Flagami areas over the last 18
months: The additions
allowed water managers to
pump water out of the area to
the east at high tide when
water movement to the east
would normally be impossi-
ble; additionally, to pump
water to the west and store it
in a large detention area, alle-
viating the possibility that
water would stack up in the
lower lying areas of west
Miami-Dade County near
Miami International Airport.
The floodwaters in the
Homestead area and the L-31
North and C-111 canals near
Everglades National Park are
steadily receding but at a
slower pace because of the
large amount of water left by
Katrina. Water levels in the
western areas are showing
significant declines today with
some roads once impassable
now being reopened. Some
areas in Florida City will lag
behind other areas for water
recession because they are
not connected to the district's
regional canal system.
District field station crews
and canal system operations
and maintenance staff will
continue working round the
clock to make sure maximum
drainage releases are continu-
ing in the affected areas. The
district also reminds citizens
to stay out of the canals and
away from water control
structures as the velocity of
water exiti*r the impacted
areas is too great and not safe
for swimming or boating at
this time.


Big Lak
CLEWISTON Plans for the
2005 Big Lake Scramble golf tour-
nament are underway. The Clewis-
ton Golf Course will play host to the
Oct. 22 big event and everyone is
cordially invited to participate in
this worthy cause.
The day will feature, of course,
plenty of golf, but also contests,

AG opens


Senior


storefront
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist, Leon Coun-
ty Sheriff Larry Campbell and Tal-
lahassee Chief of Police Walt
McNeil opened a storefront oper-
ation in Tallahassee as part of the
hugely successful Seniors vs.
Crime project.
The new storefront, located in
the Senior Citizen Center at 1400
North Monroe Street, will serve as
a type of "one-stop shopping"
facility for elders who believe they
have been victimized by fraud or
some other crime. The new Talla-
hassee Storefront is the 25th store-
front in the state, and is the first
storefront to be opened with the
cooperation of both the sheriff's
office and the police department.
Seniors vs. Crime volunteers,
often called "Senior Sleuths," will
staff the storefront to provide a
place for potential victims to file a
complaint, discuss their concerns
with peers and receive other
assistance.
To date, Senior Sleuths have
received more than 5,600 com-
plaints, with a successful resolu-
tion rate of 78 percent last year.
"The Storefront program
sends the message to seniors that
they can fight back they can
make a difference," said Crist.
"Con artists and other criminals
can no longer think of older resi-
dents as easy targets, because our
seniors have the means to protect
themselves."
More than $3.8 million has been
recovered for senior victims
through storefronts, and Storefront
Senior Sleuths have been directly
responsible for more than 150
criminal charges being brought
against companies and individuals.


e Scramble set for Oct. 22


free drinks, a Pan con Lechon
luncheon and plenty of great raffle
prizes. The proceeds from the tour-
nament will benefit the Manuel V.
Iglesias Scholarship Foundation
and the recipients of its memorial
scholarships.
Each year, the Big Lake Scram-
ble is successful in raising funds for


those deserving high school sen-
iors in the Hendry County area.
The tournament will consist of a
three-person scramble, with regis-
tration taking place at 7:30 a.m. on
the day of the tournament, and a 9
a.m. shotgun start. It is a $100 per
person entry fee, which will
include a tournament gift bag, golf,


range balls, contests, food, and
beverages.
Sponsorship opportunities are
still available.
For more information about the
tournament or the foundation,
please call Ramon Iglesias at (863)
599-0460 or Jorge Iglesias at (305)
788-4182.


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CHIHUAHUA- Long hair, Light
brown & white,
(863)228-2778 Reward
RED NOSED PIT- F, 5mo old,
Vic. of Treasure Island area.
Missing since eve of Aug 30th
863-697-2650 Reward


CUR MIX, 5 males, 2 mos.
old, free to good home.
(863)763-4826
MIX DOG Female, lyr, small,
long hair. Free to good
home (863)673-1877
SCRAP METAL- you must
haul. (863)763-5771.
STAFFORD SHIRE TERRIER-
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SWEET POTATO VINES: White
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(863)763-4600
USED CAR BED, Stroller, High
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Complete. (863)675-4216



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Job Information 225
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BUS DRIVER/
ROUTE POSITION,
with the Glades County
School District,
for West Glades
Elementary School.
Morning and afternoon
route, 4 hours per day,
plus benefits.
Must have Class D CDL,
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To Apply or inquire,
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Carpenter Wanted
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A. DUDA & SONS, INC.
Citrus Belle has immediate job openings for:
Production Foreman Assist workers in their assigned duties to perform
productively. Possess basic math skills; Willing to work extended hours and
some weekends; Learn citrus processing and operation of related equipment.
Will train.
Blenders Pumps juice concentrate from tanks to blend batches. Adds oils.
and other ingredients. Blends various barreled concentrates. Pulls samples and
logs' results. Operates forklift. Will train.
A. Duda & Sons, Inc. offers competitive pay, overtime pay, pay differential for
night shift, medical/dental/vision plans, 401K, paid vacation & holidays, other
benefits available. Apply in person at 6007 S:oul H'- 29, LaBelle, FL (863)
675-0336. M/F/V/H/EOE
Mayordomo de Producci6n- Ayudar trabajadores en sus deberes para
rendimiento en sus trabajos. Conocimiento de matemiticas bisicas. Trabajo de
horas extendiadas y algunos fines de semana. Listo para aprender el process de
fruta citrica, su maquinaria y equipo correspondiente. Entrenamiento
disponible.
Mezcladores Bombear jugo concentrado de tanques pAra mezclar canti-
dades de jugo. Agrega aceites u otros oleos. Mezcla varies concentrados embar-
rilados. Saca muestras y archiva resultados. Opera montacargas. Entrenamiento
disponible.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de
noche; plan medical/dental/visi6n; plan de retire y ahorros 401K; vacaciones
pagadas; dias feriados; Otros beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en
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Family Dollar Stores is one of the fastest grow-
ing discount retail store chains in the US, meet-
ing the needs of our customers by providing
good quality, low cost, merchandise at conven-
ient store locations across the.country.

Family Dollar Stores is looking for hands-on, Re-
tail Store Managers and Assistant Managers to
operate our stores) located in Belle Glade and
surrounding areas.

If you have strong experience in discount, gro-
cery, drug store or variety store management,
send us your resume today! We have immediate
positions available and provide paid training for
those who qualify.

FDS considers employee benefits to be an
essential and important part of total compen-
sation. We offer competitive salaries and an
excellent benefits package including: Medical
Insurance, Short-term and long-term Disability
insurance, 401 (k), Paid Vacation, Life insur-
ance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Dental
insurance, Paid Training.

Apply online at www.FamilyDollar.com
or mail resume to:
Family Dollar
ATTN: J. Pittelli
1908 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL 33461

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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
8-10am. 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.


MONUMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE
Is looking for profe sionals who can provide excellent service
to existing customers and add new clients to an established
book of business in Belle Glade, Clewiston and surrounding
areas. We offer paid training, comprehensive benefits and
above average earnings. Please call Mike Weintraub at
(561)996-7970. EOE M/F/D/V


Driver- NOW HIRING QUAIL
FlED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
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portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Runs a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr. P/T Evenings.
Work 4 Evenings per week.
Work for solid 30 year old
company. Must be dependable
& reliable. Call for appt.
352-564-2025 or
727-919-1853 or
1-800-236-9398

GROUNDSKEEPER
LEAD
GROUNDSKEEPER
Belle Glade campus. Per-
forms various grounds and
landscaping duties including
planning and directing the
work of Groundskeeping
staff under the guidance of
Plant Supervisor. Will also
include inspecting and main-
taining campus lawn, orna-
mentals and trees. Fertilize
lawns/plants, cut and edge
lawn areas using lawn main-
tenance equipment; and
maintain areas of campus
with ornamental plants and
install landscaping materials.
High School grad or GED
with 4 to 7 years exp. re-
quired. Documented Class D
Driver's License also re-
quired. Documented CDL
with B rating license and
Florida Pesticide Spraying
License preferred, to learn
more or to apply on-line,
visit- our website at
www.pbcc.edu or submit
your completed application
package, by closing date of
9/23/05, to the Office of Hu-
man Resources, Palm
Beach Community College,
4200 Congress Avenue,
Lake Worth, FL 33461, fax
EOE/AA/VP/ADA

LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.


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FullTime 020


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Full Tfime 101


Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun




We are seeking a full time,
Ad Services Team Member
for an exciting and enjoyable career
in advertising. The right candidate
should:

Be a self-managed individual
*Have an out going personality-
Be able to handle pressure...
Be able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
*Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:"
Microsoft Word
*Excel
*Adobe Photoshop a plus
Quark Xpress a plus
Our Company offers:
Potential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
*Competitive pay and benefits
*Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
*Generous time off program
Clewiston News, Glades County Democrat and The Sun
Are An Equal Opportunity Employer





TKM-Bengard Farms, LLC
and Cypress Cooling, LLC
are now hiring experienced individuals
for the following positions:
* Licensed CDL Drivers for Busses and Trucks
for Farm Operations
* Forklift Drivers / Loaders for Cooler Operation
* Vacuum Tube Operators for Cooler Operation
* Shipping / Receiving Clerks for
Cooler Operation
Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430
(561) 996-1980


HEALTHCARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Position #145-9992
Health Care District Pharmacy Department is
seeking a full time Pharmacy Technician for the
Belle Glade area. Graduate from high school or
equivalent certification; supplemented by one (1)
to two (2).years previous experience in a clinic,
retail, or hospital pharmacy; and completion of a
Certified Pharmacy Technician training program or
any equivalent combination of elated training and
experience. Will be required to pass the certifica-
tion examination and receive a National Pharmacy
Technician Certificate within one (1) year of hire.
Must possess knowledge of commonly used
medical and pharmacy symbols and abbrevia-
tions. Health Care District is seeking schedule:
$33,270/yr. Resumes/applications must be re-
ceived by 5PM 9/16/05. Send applications/re-
sume to HCDPBC, 324 Datura St. #401, WPB, FL
33401, fax (561)671-4670 or e-mail to employ-
ment@pbchcd.state.fl.us. DFWP EOE, Vet. Pref.


HEALTHCARE
Come See What's
New At
Glades General
Hospital...
Rewarding Careers
Await You!
* RN-CCU NURSE
MANAGER/EDUCATOR
Previous Nurse Manager &
CCU experience required.
Responsible for developing
nursing staff in Critical Care
path.
* RN-SHIFT
SUPERVISORS
Supensuon. ER & Critial
C lre exp. 3 muit Requirei
Leadership abilities and a
Positive attitude.
*RN'S FT & PRN
POSITIONS- ERS& OB
12 HOUR SHIFTS '
Requires current FL license
with 2 yrs. exp. in specialty
area.
* RN CHARGE NURSE
Medical/surgical patient care
skills. 1-2 yrs. exp. in acute
hospital. Leadership charge
exp. preferred.
* CLINICAL
PHARMACIST
F T w/weekend rotation, PRN
weekends. Requires current
FL license, 2 yrs. hospital exp.
and exp. w/pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE, unit
inspections & clinical services.
* SECRETARY-PRN
Computer skills & knowledge
of MS Word/Excel. Excellent
customer service skills & able
to schedule work orders.
* PHLEBOTOMIST
Previous phlebotomy
experience, Hospital or
physician office preferred.
Competitive
salary & excellent
benefits package.
Fax resume to,
(561) 996-5327.
DFWP/EOE

S1201 S. Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
L L,, (561) 996-6571
(., L L I Ext. 222
... Fax: (561)993-5627

IMMEDIATE OPENING
Foreman/Lead Man Mobile
/Modular Home setup
Full knowledge Required
Excellent pay. Call Rick
983-673-6417 or
863-983-6820
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


Thursday, September 8, 2005


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Player Club Rep
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$1.0.00 per hour
$8.00 per hour
$10.00 per hour
$6.00 plus grats
(average $15 per hour)
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$9.50 per hour
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Benefits available for all employees
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Apply in person at 506 S. 1st Street
Immokalee, FL
1-800-218-0007


O MANAGEMENT


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

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






The GEO Group, Inc.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIALIST
Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Mental health Masters degree required.
4 day week, salary 35K +
comprehensive benefit package.
Supervision for licensure provided.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902 EOE, M/F/V/H


Seminole Tribe of FL Housing Dept. has an open-
ing at our Big Cypress Reservation for:

HVAC Helper: Assist HVAC Mechanic with re-
pair/install/replacement of all or part of Air Condi-
tioning systems and other appliances. Travel
among reservations req. HS Diploma/GED. Ability
to lift up to 50 Ibs. Ability to work in confined
spaces. FL driver's lic. req.

Apply by email galtman(semtribe.com; fax
954-967-3477 or mail: HR, 6300 Stirling Road,
Hollywood, FL 33024. www.seminoletribe.com



Alico, lnc. --
Is now hiring an
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
with all aspects of grove work involved
for the Felda Grove.
Good benefits, plus retirement.

Apply in person at the Alico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Alico,-Inc., is and Equal Qpportunity Employer.


LPN
For residential women's substance abuse program.
Full-time, M-F, days.
Excellent benefits, competitive salary.
Fax resume to C. Monty, at (561)992-2051.
an EEO



READING A NEWSPAPER...


S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
STANTON
MOBILE HOMES
Needs a F/T Sales person.
Preferably bilingual but not
necessary. Apply in person
at 1312W. Sugarland
Hwy. Clewiston, FL
UTILITY
WORKERS NEEDED
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586


$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so can
you! 2-3 confirmed appoint-
ments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$1000 WEEKLY INCOME!
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Guaranteed Paychecks!
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ly! Mailing our brochures.
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NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

OPPORTUNITY MEETING!!!
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @ 7:00 PM.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income,
now medical ins. Choose
Avon! 863-677-0025
WANT TO RETIRE EARLY?
AND NEVER WORRY ABOUT
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Work From Anywhere! A Real
Opportunity to Earn a Mas-
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Training included. Go to
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Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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Empoyen
Par Tim 'Il


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 < FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
| All Types of Work Available
(l .* 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. $
S (Across from Clewiston Inn) 0
S(863) 902-9494"


****$500-$50,000++ FREE
CASH GRANTS! 2005! NEV-
ER REPAY! Personal/Medical
Bills, School, New Business-
Home. As seen on TV. NO
CREDIT CHECK! Live Opera-
tors!
(800)270-1213 ext.95.

Services



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




Jiff& Aston


PL.a: (561)996-4524
7.: 5616/)996.9066




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



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



DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contactthe
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.ki2.fl.us


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


READING
NEWSPAPER...
leads you


DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC.
Established 1977.

NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal.
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Vio-
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic *Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights"
A-A-A Attorney Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342.


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


-VHENDRY REGIONAL
S*DICAL CENTER
E n t rce
Registered Nurses
.; .. ..... .. .. ... ".. i ... BLS ,

LPN I & II

Phleboaoml, i (Per Diem $11 25./Hr


Full ilme- Rdiolooglc TechrnologiStMNammogr3pher


Director of Qualiy Impovemeni
. . .
-


Full time- Insurance Biller


Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE







The G,'i. fro:,up, inAc.

RUN'S & LPN'S NEEDED

The GEO Group a worldwide leader in
privatized Corrections, offers a
challenging and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay, Medical, Dental,
Short term disability, 401K, Paid vacation &
Holidays and Life Insurance

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


SETS, 17 Proof '60-88, 14
Mints '62-92. Lincoln Pennies
& more. $500 561-924-8292


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
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


Employment
Full Time 020]5


Employment
Full Time 0205


Employment
Full Time "I'll


rent, 5BR/3.5BA, 2 kit's, 2
fireplaces, 2 car garage, tile
& hardwood firs. throughout
gorgeous views, $1600 mo.
Call 239-849-0770 or
239-690-3085.


Roommate Wanted, 1/2
utilities, 1/2 rent, Call
(863)467-8783/328-0112


Merchandise



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




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


ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.
DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, 14x38, Good condi-
tion. $25. (863)983-1848


WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547



STEEL BUILDING- To be
moved, 40'x60', $1255 or
best offer (863)675-0349



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



BOOKS- (150 Crystal Creek
Series included, asking $75
for all. (863)946-1494.



3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320.-25x30, $3490.
30x40, $5170. 40x50,
$8380. 40x60, $10,700.
50x100, $15,244. Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
FLORIDA ROOM 9x22', $400
or best offer. (865)924-9228
METAL BUILDINGS- SAVE UP
TO 60%, Retail Shops, Ware-
houses, Strip Malls, Mini-
Storage Facilities, Garages;
Dealer Cost. Erection.
Available. Local References.
(800)720-6857.



ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
Used, (12) 2Oft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
(863)675-8760 LaBelle
BROWN RIDGE GAP- New,
Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.
(863)357-5754
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



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc condo.
$120. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131


COINS, US PROOF & MINT


PRINTER Cannon, brand
new still in box, $40
(239)289-8646


BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749,
BED IN BAG Twin size, Ha-
waiian Theme, 5pcs $15
(863)634-5038
BOOK SHELF 6ft'tall, oak

$10 (863)824-0276


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


COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
RATTAN GLASS TOP TBL & 2
chairs $50 (863)467-2532 *
TABLE w/6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very good condition. $100.
(863)357-4188
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
,& Queen $500 Will separ-
ate(863)673-2754



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


AR-15 BUSHMASTER .223
cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
(863)634-9494
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.,
$250. (863)902-0381



HEATING OIL & TANK- 275
gal. $500. (863)763-4600


LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
OXYGEN USERS: Travel with-
out canisters, No more bot-
tles! Oxilfe's lightweight,
Oxygen concentrators rf off
our car and in your home.
S.A.- made Warranted
(800)780-2616 www.oxli-
feinc.com.
SCOOTER- Golden Alante
motorized chair. New w/ war-
ranty papers. .pd $6K asking
$t,300 neg (863)357-2233


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www. onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad in
over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reaching
over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.



BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250. 954-275-8111 or
(863)357-1576


AFFEN PINCHER, female,
great for senior home, $200.
863)983-6537
AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
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
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
BOA SNAKE- Red Tail & rats,
$150. Please call
863-763-8380 after 5pm
Ask for Susan


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

561-993-1160


ABOVE GROUND POOL 24ft
diameter, all accessories,
must take down & haul.
$550 (863)675-3236
Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. For De-
tails Call (866)348-7560.



AQUATIC ITEMS 3 life vests,
3 comp. snorkeling sets, &
40" Maui surf board. $90 for
or will sep. (860)675-4792



CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
(863)357-0448.
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.


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


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


VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)610-1082


WANTED: Horse Round Pen
or Panels. (954)214-8877 or
(863)824-8787

Agriculture



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



MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
(863)655-3436



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
RIDING LAWN MOWER '98
Snapper, Runs good, like new
condition $600 or best offer
(863)517-1177
RIDING LAWN MOWER- John
Deere Hydra, Sears gas edg-
er & Scotts lawn mower.
$700 will sep 863-357-6456
RIDING MOWER, MTD, 16.5
hp, 98 Model in Good condi-
tion. $425 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


BULL & HEIFER CALF-
healthy and de wormed
$350 (305)807-2500.
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127

Rentals



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



Indian Hills, Moore Haven, ex-
tra large riverfront home for


ITickets 07201


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, September 8, 2005


iTickets


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
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
(863)675-7878
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $950. neg.
(305)244-3871
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


LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY -
New Release- Home Sites
from $39,900 and Water-
front sites from $99,900.
Great amenities! Call Clear
Water Marketing,
(252)633-2059, Ext.417.
www.cwmktg.com.
WATERFRONT HOME SITES
from $99,900. Eastern North
Carolina. Call Clear Water
Marketing, (252)633-2059,
Ext.315. www.cwmktg.com.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060)
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3'
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 Ext H373.
BELL GLADE 2br, 2ba, large,
on 2 corner lots, c/ac & heat,
brand new roof, flooring &
paint. Walking dist. to elem.
school. Needs a little TLC.
$205K Appointment only
(561)261-:0025
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


PAHOKEE 3br, 1ba, CBS,
family & utility rooms, car-
port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard
$149K 863-983-0099
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2,
Newly renovated, near schls.,
Priced to sell @ $172,500.
Call owner: 863-675-1107.



HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Buffalo season opens
5/31/06. Guaranteed hunting
license, $5.00. We have a
no-game, no-pay policy. Call
days (314)209-9800 even-
ings (314)293-0610.


Arcadia, approx. 6 mi. North,
30 acres, 1 mi. off Hwy. 17,
Pangola, small pond, Call
Guy 2i'3')229- ,'':6


PORT LeBELLE LOT- Nice
Culdesac across from Mid-.
die School $56,900.
(863)675-2592 Leave msg
TAYLOR CREEK ISLE- Dock,
Lake access, In ground pool,
Asking $179,000. 2024 SE
34th Ln M/H Free
772-873-0027 or Cell#
772-528-4074
We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
www.vacantlotsusa.com
800-339-0413/866-958-cash



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
ins, Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty,com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS!
10 to 40 Acres, Starting at
$79,900. GRAND OPENING
9/24-25! Beautiful ranch
properties convenient to Gulf
of Mexico! Easy access,
utilities & excellent financing.
(800)455-1981,ext.51 0.
GEORGIA Beautyl New home
in Ballground, Governor's
Preserve, 4,416 Sq. Ft. Brick
& Frame, 2 car garage, 4 BR,
3-1/2 baths, custom cabi-
nets, granite countertops, is-
land w/ custom design bar,
view from family room. 9'
ceiling in Living Room, hard-
wood floor, stacked stone
fireplace to ceiling, large
deck, full basement, swim-
ming & tennis. Must see!
$449,000. By Owner.
706)253-4121 or
770)894-1988. See it at:
www.usnewspa-
pers.com/ballground.
Hot Springs Viiiiyi 1488
BUILDERS LOTS *In Fast
Growing Areas* FLORIDA &
ARKANSAS From $11K Buy
One or Buy Them Alli
*(954)319-7954* or
(954)661-6509*
Lake Nantahala NC region.
Closest route to Smokies.
Lakefront, lakeview, moun-
tainview, lots, cabins,
acreage. Republic Realty of
N'antahala-Andrews
www.jennsrealty.com
www.MyNantahala.com Toll
Free (866)249-3178.


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WE SOLD OVER $12 MILLION WORTH OF REAL ESTATE LAST YEAR. WE HAD OVER 1,925 NEW VISITORS AND MORE THAN 12, 510 RET
VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE IN THE LAST 90 DAYS. OVER 70% OF BUYERS USE THE INTERNET TO SEARH FOR HOMES.
SUGAR REALTY HAS THE MOST LISTINGS ON OUR WEB, MLS AND HIGHEST VOLUME OF INTERNET TRAFFIC IN THE CLEWISTON AREA


Luan B.
; Walker

.863-677-1010

ONLY 11 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft, Special loan pkges, Price will
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot
and home only $145K LUTZ
BUILDERS
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/lBAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty
1.25 acres with Oak trees on end of
street next to canal. 2 bd/2 ba sin-
glewide. No where can you find this
@ $69,900



Moore Haven Investment
Opportunity
8 Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All Rented
Avenues D & E. Call For More
Details. Offered @ $ 175K.

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Glenn A.
Smith

863-983-3508

Caloosahatchee River!! 4 bed-
room/2 Bath Mobile Home on the
banks of the Caloosahatchee River!!
48'xl 5' rear deck overlooks the
river. Formal Living Room with
Fireplace and Formal Dining Room.
Split floor plan. 26'x30 2 car
detached carport. 8' x 21' Covered
Front Deck. Paved Circular Drive.
18'x21 and 21'x26' storage build-
ings. Canal with river access on the
side of the home for the fishing
boat, and Dock Rights on the river-
with Corps of Engineers approval-
for the deep water boat. With limit-
ed availability of River property,
this is a rare find at $524,900 See it
on realtor.com MLS#: 205086164
New Listing!! Beautiful 3 bed-
room/2 bath home w/den. Carpet
(new!), tile and hardwood flooring.
Fireplace Great location-1/2 block
from Clewiston Middle School. New
screened porch, chainlink fencing.
Priced for quick sale at $174,900
Redish Circle 3 bedroom/31/2
bath mobile home. Double lot
w/chainlink fencing. 20 x 40 and
12 x 20 Workshops. Overlook a
man made lake from the deck off of
the master bedroom. Listed at
$75,000. See it on realtor.com
MLS#: 205059162
Pioneer Plantation 4 BR/2 BA Mobile
Home located on 71/2 acres!!
Great for horses and other live-
stock. Partially cleared but w/ beau-
tiful wooded areas. Entire property
is fenced. Located at the end of the
street for privacy. Plenty of room
for 4-wheelers, etc. Property of this
size will not last long at $299,900
Pictures are available on Realtor.com.
MLS#205064357


Deal Fell Through


1.25 ac $109.9K
Back On The Market
3/2 manufactured home w/ more
upgrades and improvements then
you'd believe $74.9K
New Listing
The mos- t,81iu i r,
Clewistor. i. ,JI -ffnr.r, .:or-
ner lot. 0..-C -.. :'e. .
CBS. $339K
New Listing
3/2 brick home immaculate and
very well maintained w/ beautiful
landscaped yard. $154.9K
Need Land? Got It!
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K
Country Living at its Best!!!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres only $99.9K


A1N1V DLY'SS
I.C. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770


WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANM@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
Se Habla Espafiol
AFTER HOURS:
ANNDYESS FAYEKELTING LAURASMITH TRAVISDYESS .ATrHYGARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707' (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 228-4798


RESIDENTIAL MONTURA
New Condo, Granite Cutelar LOTS AVAILABLE
tops, Hardwood Florsa $210,000 CALL FOR DETAILS
S3BR, 1BA 1BR 1BA $150,000 3BR, 2BA Montura 1.25 acres
5 New Homes $119,900
UnderContract Callfor Details 3BR, 2BA, 1/4 acres $160,000
3BR, 2 1/2 BA 2 Lots 1.25 side by side cleared
$225,000 $45,000 each
3BR, 2BSOLDj/ 185,000
3BIALE PENDINOZA COMMERCIAL
$315,000 9 (S. MUNfAi9us
4BR, 2 1/2BA large cor- 27 with Building $400,000.
ner M or- Building 2476 sq. ft. on
hoW t pUS 27 100'xlOO'
3BR,. 2BA Pool Commericial Building 75'x120'
$21#9 PENDING! onUS27 CallForDetails
3BR, 21/2A-Sth studio Harlem Bar Great
or suite. Business Opportunity
Call for Details
$329,000 Ind itfall +
MOBILE HOMVIES Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA, Shed, on lake & Apt. $173,000
$120,000
2 SVV1H on 1 lot both are
2BR, 1BA on .33 acres
$75,000


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Montura
? 2 Single wide on 1.25 Acres. Bring
i .ur Horses Only $84,900.00
3/ I res,
$99,900.00
Lake Okeechobee Access!
Fab d ^ rir
Seawall, Boat Ramp, Screened
Porches and Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K
Dea. I r the
Ma LE,. 5VA I& G 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
mechanics dream. Home needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900

Looking For Land
In Montura or
Pioneer? Call Me
For Info!


EARNES-r H. RAWLS
LIC. REAL ES-rA-FE BROKER
528 E- Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL
(863) 983-8559
After Hours Phone: CU 12 6 2
Miguel A. Santana 9 101
Maggie Santana( 'Nlft
Jeffrey Davis (863)228-2666


Marshall Maribel
R. Berner Gonzalez

863-228-3265 561-722-7347


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Ready to Move in! 3BD/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
Flag 92lgj' @
$14 9.
New Flaghole Listing!! 3bd/2ba
MH on a nice 2.5 acre lotfully fur-
nish$Ajb iYNIted!
Great Deal going for $184.9K
New Listing! 2/2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard with big
shaded oak tree. Concrete driveway
and fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps 'and Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900.00


New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful Acres n Pioneer
DreWAnrnO C e the
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 dti1 B.arment.
I n n

Call for Showing Appont.
$159,900.
New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.


Ashley
P. Wood

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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946-0505


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Ann Donohue 228-0221
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lar3 Bedroom 2 Bath, MH w/above ouad
pool, 2 stoa dsweca, noly nd
escaped. ,Ready t mwo i Ofered at $14 0,(X0
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
S4BR, 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
* 3BR,2BA, MH, full; furnished
$125,000 -
MONTORA
* Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada Reduced to $43,500
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
Jinete $48,000
2 1/2 acres $110,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
$75,000 '


LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGEAIND LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts offHendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
COMMERCIAL
* 100'xlOO'Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000


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and an Outbuilding
At $1.4-990, $9!
GOING FAST
Montura Tracts, I Li
Sell 1.25 Acre Tra
Information or App
Need a Building?
12,500 sq.ft. Engi
Building on 5 Acre
$21 5K
Pioneer! 2.5 Acre V
in Pioneer. Call for I
Tower Lakes! DBLW
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home.
Fenced Corner Lot w
@ $ 99,900.00
Country Living 3bc
front Property going
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General Contractor

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NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES -
Spectacular new riverfront -:
community, near Asheville. ;a --- :
1 + acre homesites from the _
$40s. Onsite community
amenities & nearby National
forest. Call Today:
(866)411-5263.

NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on CLEWISTON CO
mountain top, view, trees,
waterfall & large public lake Modular/Models. Frol
nearby, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
$175,000 owner an a
16) 7 8. 9 -85 3 your land as down
www.NC77.com. available. 863-673-641

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
Gated Fall Branch Estates
Wooded Lots, Panoramic Mobile Hores
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-Con-. a i
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437 www.Rid- -- -- -
)ei':1le : ITI. Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
WESTERN North Carolina Mobile Homes. Rent2015
Mountains Cool Air, Views, Mobile Homes Sale 2020
Streams, Homes, Cabins,
Acreage FREE BROCHURE
OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY MobiH ome s
(800)642-5333. Realty Of ts1
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906
www.realtyofmurphy.com. POWER CORD- For a Mobile
wHome. 4 wire, 22' long. $60.
Time to clean out the (863)357-5754
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise Sae2 0
your yard sale in the
classified and make 'MOBILE HOME FOR SALE,
your clean up a breeze! .1989 Single Wide, 2 BR, 2 BA,
Good cond. Must be moved.
$12,500. (863)634-7737
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200'
TODAY TURN YOUR Dbl. Wide, 50,000' fenced yd.
VACANT LAND Screened Lanai, Utility Shed.
INTO BIG $$$$ Priced to sell @ $114,500.
Will buy yourvacant lotor Call owner: 863-673-5071
land for cash. Close in 1 week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? The classified are the
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or most successful sales-
561-441-2800 person in town.


tUNTRY ACRES

m $59,900 & up,
& 1/4 available or use
payment. Financing
17 or 561-753-8355



MONTURA-REDUCED
'01 DOUBLEWIDE 3/2
$137,000
'1997 Doublewide, Secluded
Excellent condition.
$139,900
LADECA 5 acres with M/H
$185,000
2-1/2 acres $80,000. Other
lots available
BARTON REALTY
CALL (863)983-6262
(305)495-4739

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


RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-81.06


CENTRAL HoMS
OF CLEWISTON

S1) Tropicat
#109 2/1 w/
Screen Room
Patio
Super Nice!



2) Tropical #8
Single,
Fenced, 3/2
Aptpliances
included



3)Tropical #28
2/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x10Shed.
MUST SEE



4)Tro ptLot #1
3/2 DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed

2160W. Hlwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
e1 cHampion
, HOME BUiLDERS CO.


Skeeter Model TZX190; '04, $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST 19', less than 50 hrs., Yama- from $5001 Tax Repos, US JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84, sor 8" lift, body in good
& OLDEST DEALER ha 175hpdi, 801b. thrust troll. Marshall and IRS sales! Camo paint job runs and shape, $2000 or bet offer.
VOLUME PRICING mtr., hotfoot, Lowrance Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo- looks -good $2000. (863)634-5368
STANTON HOMES depth finder, $21,000. ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and 863-673-0920/675-9243.
800-330-6266 (615)293-6730 more! For Listings Call FORD RANGER XLT87, with
I(ecreai 02EC734extra cab, runs good, 5 spd.,
R r iBUICK PARK AVE, '95 149K T cI4 $800. (863)382-9222 .
MIDAS MINI 8324ft Chev mi., replacement mo-
____350, dual AC, 4KWOnan tor/trans 6K mi., fair cond. FORD 1 TON '86 lift gate, NISSAN PICKUP 1997, 2 wd.,
SJen, rus good $95 cash $650/neg. (863)983-2428. PTO, lit utili body$1200 5 spd., Ice Cold Air, 4 cyl.
(8n3)801-3841F FcT0 4r (863)467-851 Excellent condition. $2500
(863)801-3841. FORD F150 XLT 2001, 4 Dr., (863)632-9166
Boats 3005 OKEE- 32' Franklin, w/FI/Rm 2wd, 91K ms., Powery- (863)632-9166
Campers.'RVa 3010 Very good cond. Taylor2 thing. $15,000 or best offer.
Jet Skiis i015 Creek, Lot 87 $1500. Must 239-229-2267 CAR DOLLY, fits all vehicles, IkINl
Marine Accessories ,020 be moved. (314)293-2227 LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 $450. (863)382-9222
Marine Micellaneous 3025 Exc. condo black rag top, new CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor-
Motorcycles 3030) 'e 3 tires, cold a/c, $1300. ners for '98 Expedition,
Sport Vehicles ATVs jO35 863-801-6033 $125. Call 239-634-9339.
SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6
i replica, practically brand new, OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME- CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
"" with al stickers $700 or best '91, All power, low miles, 4 Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
offer (863)464-0542 door, Runs great. $1500. (863)675-4409
ARROW GLASS, '84, 18, cen- (863)634-2582 TIRES (4)- ew, M+S
ter console, 115hp Yamaha, YUMBO, starter motorcycle, Ponti TIRES 4)- ew M+S READNG A
clean mtr., solid boat, 200cc, good beginner bike, Ponac Bonneville, '92- full LT245/75R17 Continental
$2500. (561)924-8292 $2500. (863)801-4949 power, AC, reliable car, call Contrac $240 (863)763-6131 W PAPDR D
for details, $1800 or best of- after 6p M-F, anytime weekend I ,Wn JS *,A 4
BASS BOAT, Ranger 83, 18' ut |i fer. (863)675-2598 Iv msg. ma yo. a moe informed
Ft., 150 hpMercury, 651b trol- t fer. (863)675-2598msg. TRAILER HITCH- Class 3, Fits maesyoumore informed
ling motor, 2) fish finders, 3) (05lU IIU I Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport Mercury Grand Marquis, andinterestingperson. No
new batteries, new lower unit Edition, new battery, Full Ford Crown, Vic. & various wonder newspaperreadeis
& additional new items. $4000 power Good clean car $1600 Lincoln $150 863-467-8589 are more sucessfull
or best offer. (863)467-6621 T1 I or best offer 863-675-2598
BASS TRACKER BOAT-16ft ---- PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97, i r'I 4
w/ troller motor & trailer, no Automobiles 4005 con., 4 cyl., cold air CHEVY 350 '94- 4dr, 1 ton
motor, rated for 50h/p $1000 Autos Wanted 4010 $2500. (863)381-0432 CHEVY 350good work truck, 1 ton,$2500 JEEP CHEROKEE 95 Good
good work truck, $2500 JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
(863)824-0373 Classic Cars 4015 TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs (863)357-6202/261-4999. condition, runs great. 4door,
CATFISH BOATCommercial Trucks 4020 some work, $1000. or best auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
CATFISH BOAT, 21' long, Construction offer. (863)467-8038 DODGE DAKOTA, 93-4x4, fer(863)673'0645 Ramses
70hp Tohatsu, new trailer. Equipment 4025 oer new engine, new rims, new r (863)6730645 Ramses
Good condition. $2500. Foreign Cars 4030 VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS all terrain tires, AC/CD, V6
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron. Four Wheel Drive 4035 needs work, will run, $350 auto, $3500 (863)697-8332
GLASSSTREAM PRO BASS- Heavy Duty Trucks4040 or best offer (863)675-6214 DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
'92, 50 hp, Trailer, Trolling Pickup Trucks 4050 good, new parts, fiberglass tires, runs good, needs trans
motorw/pedal control Depth SportUilip T 4055 'fmU he work body w/ladder rack. work, $300.
finder $3500 941-426-3781 Tractor tUtilityrs 405560 :Ir i$1500 (863)655-0030. (863)655-0030.
GRUMMAN ALUMINUM- 14', Utility Trailers 4065 FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4, Dodge
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc, Vans 4070 Runs needs work &paint job. FORD F150 '81 2 wheel Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
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Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: CP04-43
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LOUIS J. MALLARD,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Louis
J. Mallard, deceased, File Number
CP04-43 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 10, Moore Haven,
Florida 33471. The name and address
of the personal representatives attor-
ney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
leneth al the validity of the will, the qoalifi-
cabons of the personal representative,
venue, or fusdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE 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 decedenrs 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 dedeedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS 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 NO-
WTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
DaOryl D. Parks, Esquire
PARKS & CRUMy LLC.
Florida Bar No.0054097
240 N. Magnolia Drive
Tallahasase, Florida 32301
Telephone: (850) 224-6400
Facsimile: (850) 224-6679
82368 CGS 9/8,15/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2004-79-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Willam J. O'Connor.lli
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM J. O'CONNOR, III, deceased,
File Number 2004-79-CR is pending
in the Circit 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 f t r.evhn this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualfficathions of the Personal
Representative, venue, or ju(sdiction
of this Court are required to file 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 decedent's 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 decedens 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:
Jeanefte Cotton
537 East Osceola Avenue
Clewiaton, Florida 33440
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No.0962694
417 West Sugadand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (803)983-1677
Fax:(863) 983-1973
80641 CGS 9/1,8/2005

INTHECIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR .
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L. RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASENO.: 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.
NOTICEOF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against AUGUSTA 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,
Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Allson C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plalntit, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
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 Bevls
Deputy Clerk
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Pupil Proaression' Promotion/Retention
No student may be assigned to a grade level based solely on age or other
factors that constitute social promotion. Florida Statute 1008.25 requires
that any student who exihbits a substantial deficiency in reading, based
upon locally determined or statewide assessments conducted in kinder-
garton, grade 1, grade 2, or grade 3 must be given intensive reading instruc-
tion Immediately following the idenoificatioan of the reading deticlency. The
student's reading proficiency must be reassessed by locally determined
assessments, or through teacher observations at the beginning of the grade
following the Intensive reading instruction. The student must continue to be
provided with intensive reading instruction until the reading deficiency Is
remedied.
If a student's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of grade 3, as
demonstrated by scoring at Level 2 or higher on the statewide assessment
test in reading for grade 3, the student must be retained.
The parent of any student who exhibits a substantial deficiency in reading
must be notified in writing of the following:
1. That his/her child has been identified as having a substantial deficien-
cy in reading.
2. A description of the current services that are provided to the child.
3. A description of the proposed supplemental instructional services
and supports that will be provided to the child that are designed to
remediate the identified area of reading deficiency.
4. That if the child's reading deficiency is not remedied by the end of
grade 3, the child must be retained unless he/she is exempt from
mandatory retention for good cause.
5. Strategies for parents to use in helping their child succeed in reading
proficiency.
6. That the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is not the
sole determiner of promotion and that additional evaluations, portfo-
to reviews, and assessments are available to the child tos assist par-
ents and the school district in knowing when a child is reading at or
above grade level and ready for grade promotion.
7. The districlts criteda and policies for mid-year promotion.
8. Beginning with the 2004-05 school year, each school district shall
provide written notification to the parent of any student, who is
retained because his/her reading deficiency is not remedied by the
end of third grade, that higher child has not met the proficiency level
required for promotion, and the reasons the child is not eligible for a
good cause exemption as provided by Florida law. The notification
must include a description of proposed interventions and support
that will be provided to the child to remediate the identified areas of
reading deficiency.
Successful Prooression for Retained Readers
The 2004 Legislature amended section 1008.25, Florida Statutes, to create
a new paragraph (7) that provides that all students who are retained In third
grade must be provided intensive interventions in reading to ameliorate the
students' reading deficiency, as identified by a valid and reliable diagnostic
assessment. This Intensive intervention must include effective instruction-
al strategies, participation in the school district's summer reading camp,
and appropriate teaching methodologies necessary to assist those students
in becoming successful readers, able to read at or above grade level, and
ready for promotion to the next grade.
This section also requires each school district to establish at each school,
where applicable, an Intensive Acceleration Class for retained third grade
students who subsequently score at Level 1 on the reading portion of the
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The focus of this class
shall be to increase a child's reading level at least two grade levels in one
year. The school is required to report the following:
Mid-Year Promotion
According to provisions in the Hendry County School District Pupil
Progression. Plan, students who were retained the previous year may be
considered for mid-year promotion provided the student has demonstrated
the ability to read at grade level and shows mastery of the state standards
for the grade level in which he/she was retained. The student must have the
skills necessary to successfully function at the grade level to which he/she
is being promoted mid-year.
Good Cause Exemption from Mandatory Retention
The Hendry County School Board may only exempt students from manda-
tory retention for good cause as stated in Florida Statute 1008.25.
According to this statute, good cause exemptions shall be limited to the fol-
lowing:
1. Limited English proficient students who have had less than two years
of Instruction in an English for Speakers of Other Languages
Program.
2. Students with disabilities whose individual education plan indicates
that participation in the statewide assessment program is not appro-
priate, consistent with the requirements of State Board of Education
rule.
3. Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on all
alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State
Board of Education.
4. Students who demonstrate, through a student portfolio, that he/she
is reading on grade level as evidenced by demonstration of mastery
of the Sunshine State Standards in reading equal to at least a Level
2 performance on the FCAT.
5. Students with disabiliies who participate in the FCAT, and who have
an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan that reflects that
the student has received the intensive remediation in reading for
more than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading,
and was previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2.
6. Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for
two or more years, but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading, and
who were'prevlously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2 for
a total of two years.
The district school board must annually report to the parent of each student
the progress of the student toward achieving state and district expectations
for proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics. Student
results on each statewide assessment must be reported to the parent. The
evaluation of each student's progress must be based upon the student's
classroom work, observations, tests, district and state assessments, and
other relevant information.
... Hendry County School District
School Year 2004-05
Number of Students and Percentaae of All Students
Scoring Level 1 or Level2
FCAT Hesains
LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2
# Students Percentage # Students Percentage
Grade 3 128 25% 82 16%
Grade 4 115 20% 92 16%
Grade 5 134 26% 102 20%
Grade 6 206 36% 126 .22%
Grade 7 217 36% 132 22%
Grade 8 235 40% 176 30%
Grade 9 291 48% 170 28%
Grade 10 353 61% 139 24%
Hendry County School District
School Year 2004-05
Number of Students and Percentage of All Students
Retained by Grade
GEidesa3-10
# Students Retained Percentage
Grade 3 58 11%
Grade 4 11 3%
Grade 5 3 1%
Grade 6 15 .3%
Grade 7 26 4%
Grade 8 9 1%
Grade 9 37 6%
Grade 10 17 3%
Hendry County School District
School Year 2004-05
Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause by Category
# Students
oonited Good Cause Exemotion"
4 Limited English Proficient Students who have tad less than
two years of instruction In an English for Speakers of Other
Languages Program
23 Students who demonstrate an acceptable level of perform-
ance on an alternative standardized reading assessment
approved by the State Board of Edacation
6 Students who demonstrate through a student portfolio, that
the student is reading on grade level as evidenced by
demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards
in reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the
*FCAT
35 Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and
who have an individual education plan or a Section 504 plan
that reflects that the student has received the intensive reme-
diation In reading as required by Florida Statute for more
than two years but still demonstrates a deficiency In reading
and was previously retained In Grades K, 1, or 2
0 Students who have received the intensive remedlation in
reading as required by Florida Statute for two or more years
but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were
previously retained in Grades K, 1, or 2 for a total of two year

PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2005 in the City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following re-
quests:
1)A request from Hangxin Hou In accordance with City Code Section 110-61 ti-
tied Special exception" to use his home located at 910 N. Bemrer Rd., A.K.A. Lot
20 of Block E, Ridgeview Estates S/D, Add 1 as a home based administrative only
business The property is zoned R1-B and Is required by City Code to not allow
home based businetses.
2)A request from Opal Hancock In accordance with City Code Section 110-60 ti-
tled "Required findings: Variance" for use of an accessory structure as additional
rental unt. The garage was converted in 1999 into an efficiency apartment at her
home located at 702 Cortez St., A.K.A. Lots 8 & 9, Block 142, GPOG. The prop-
erty is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code to not allow more than one dwell-
ing until.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
September 26,2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.


All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical
Impairment, Including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office atleast three days prior to the hearing.
CITYOF CLEWISTON


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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 226 Personal and Bereavement Leave (with Compensation) .
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
personal and bereavement leave (with Compensation)
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.66, 1012.22, 1012.61(2) 2, 1001.42,
1001.43,1001.41,1001.49(3), 1001.51,1012.23 ES. and 6A-1.079 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.66, 1012.22, 1012.61(2) 2,
1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.41, 1001.49(3), 1001.51, 1012.23 ES. and
6A-1.079S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for personal and
bereavement leave (with compensation).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on September 27, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
NotIce:'If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Deovelopmenti Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Ios to re-
quest, in wting, a heaSdng. The request shall be submiedto the Supedntendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying aof all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In
writing, to the Superntandent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any matedal which may be judicially no-
ticed and tI Incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation In order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours priorto the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be tiled in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), E.S.
80728 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-CA-148
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS:
THOMAS LOCKER
A/K/A THOMAS H. LOCKER, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: James Lockyer a/I/a James A.
Lockyer; Unknown Spouse .
whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown de-
fendasts who may be spouses, heirs,
devises, grantees, assignees, Henors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage being fore-
closed herein.
YOU'ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
LOT 13, FIRST REPLAT IN PORT VIL-
LAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 11, OF THE 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 DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ.. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S. University
Drive #500, Plantation, FL 33323 on
or before Oct. 7, 2005 (no later than
30 days from the date ol the first pub- "
licaton of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of this clerk
of this court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at GLADES County, Florida, this
31st day of Aug., 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stem
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite500
Plantation, FL 33324
05-42523(FM)NATB
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Courthouse at 941-335-2299,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
82355 CGS 9/8,15/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L. RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.:05CA186
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, llenors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against HAFTE
HILL WILLIAMSON, DECEASED; and
any and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
herein named Individual Defendant
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,aor other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants in posses-
sion, If any,
Defendants.

CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against HATTE HILL WIL-
LIAMSON, DECEASED,; and any and
all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under and against the herein
named Individual Defendant who are
not known to be dead or alive, wheth-
er said unknown pargtes may claim an
Interest as spouses, heirs, devises,
grantees, or other claimants; and
OHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants In possession, it 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 5, FORDSTON AT LABELLE
FLORIDA, UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat hereof recorded in Plat Boak
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 Allson C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
Dated on this the lth day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Beves
Deputy Clerk
76978 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
September 16, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Lotla Funderburk
Clothes, artificial plant, lamp, TV, night
tables, household items, and misc.
items
Property of Peggy King
bags of clothes, microwave and misc.
Items
Property of Petricha Smith
Stove, twin bedroom suite, desk, couch,
lovesest, vases, table, cha, comput-
er, household Item, and misc items
S82246 CGS 9/8,15/2005


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Wayne Coison
Tropical Mobile Home Village #135
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S & E Properties,
Inc., Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highestbldder for cash at600 Eaet
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on Septem-
ber 10,2005 atthe hour of 10:OOAM
to satisfy rental In the amount of
$61.75
We reserve the rightto refuse any and all
bids
Thank You,
Eugene Desaito
80669 CGS 9/1,8/2005.
PUBLIC NOTICE

Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
* storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on September
19th 2005 at 9:00 AM.
1992 Plymouth Station-wagon WHI
Vin# 2P4GH2535NR577914
1984 Volvo Station-wagon Tan
Vini# YV1AX8856E1565721
1995 Subaru Station-wagon GRN
Vin# JF1 GF2357G815T63
1993 Chevrolet 2-door RED
Vln# 2G1FP22S7P2110674
1992Nlssan 4-door GRY
Vin# JN1EB31P7NU106266
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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 516 Travel, Reimbursement
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
travel reimbursement
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51 and
1001.43 ES. and 6A-1.056 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49,1001.51
and 1001.42 ES., and 6A-1.056 S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, tnthe Office of the Supedntendeat of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for travel reim-
bursement.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distilbuaons.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. HIlckockes Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
asthe matter maybe heard on September 27,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtain ing a public meadng on this proposed rules to re-
quest, In writing, a headeng. The request shall be sbmittedto the Supedntandent
oft Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Bard, upona appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence oand argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may ,be obtained by request, In
wmiing, to the Supenntendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate them Into the record of the role making proceeding. The
School Board may Incorporat material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation In order to participate In this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting orworkshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certifed copy of the pro-
osed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
o120.54(3)(e), ES.
80745 OB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


lUBLC.NOSTICE
U-Lock-It Storage
RO. Boxo933
Lake Placid, R 33862
(863)673-0662
Contents of the following units located at
500 S. San Gabrielle St, Clewiston, FL
will be sold on September 16,2005 at
9:00 a.m.
Unit #14
Sophia Santiago '
BO. Box 1406
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit#16
Thalma Wllams
R0.BoxS1
Lake Harbor, FL 33459
Unit #17
Baldomero Aragus
PO. Box 1361
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #20,42
Patricia Robinson
825 Carolina Ave
Clewtston, FL 33440 .
Unit #30
Jimmy & Or Patty Carithers
124 Blue Ridge
NaplesFL 34112
Unit #65
Mayra Beraza
RD. Box57
ClewistonFI 33440
80932 CGS 9/1,8/2005


RFP
The City of Pahokee Is accepting propo-
sals for vehicle aint work for police
vehicles. The vehicles are three solid
white Crown VWctoria sedans. The sec-
tions to be painted solid black are:
hsaod froot fanderas 11kb rear quarter
panelseand front& rear bumpers coy-
ers. No lettering or specializeod decals
are required, Price should be per vehi-
cle, all Inclusiave. Sealed bids are due
,y September 13 at 12 noon and
should be mailed to: City Clerk-City of
Pahokee, Sealed Bids-Vehicle Paining,
171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL
33476.
82369 CGS 9/8/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-581CA
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
calming any dght, e, interest, claim,
Ilen, estate or demand against the De-
fendants in regards Io the following
described property in Hendry County,
Florida:
LOT 30, BLOCK 2190, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 6, a subdivoslon, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
3, Page 109 of the Public Reocrds of
Hendry County, Floridda.
Notice Is hereby given to each of you
- that an action o quiet title to the
above described property has been
filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defrenses on
Plaintiffs attorney MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16th PLACE #2 CAPE CO-,
RAL, FLORIDA 33904 and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court Hendry Couny RPO. Box 1760,
LaBee Flonda 33009S on or before
September 19, 2005, or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
agaInst you tor the relief sought In this
Gmpaint.
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 Auoust, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER ---- --.
ClerkofCourt ,t. h'.sr'.
By: S. Miller
DepUty Clerk
Marcy L. haw
Attorney tor Plaintiff
FloridaBar No.0150738
Wright & Shaw, PRA.
4427 S.E.16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955
Fax (239) 542-9987
77477 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05


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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 239 Background Screening and Self Reporting Requirements
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
background screening and self-reporting requirements.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23, 1001.32(2),
1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465 (2) ES.,
6B-4.009(6) and 6B-1.006(5) SBER
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23,
1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43 (6), 1012.23, 1012.32 (2), 101.2465
(2) ES., 6B-4.009 (6) and 60-1.006 (5) SBER
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for background
screening and self-reporting requirements.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS:. The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on September 27, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in wting and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submiied te the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Supenntendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation In order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours pdor to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adoplts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be tiled in the Office of the Supeontendent of Schools pursuant
to120.54(3)(e), F.S.
80738 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


NOTICE OF INTENT TO REPEAL RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULE: Rtule 3.3.610 Drug Free Workplace Rule (Docket #05-16)
SUMMARY: The current Drug Free Workplace Rule will be repealed and re-promul-
gated as a non-rule policy as part of the District's on-going initiative to update and
revamp its personnel policies.
TIME AND DATE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 @ 9:00
a.m.
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management district -Headquarters, B-1 Auditorium,
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further isfonralir
contact Lourdes Ramos (internet Iramos@stfwmd.gov) or Eileen Granahan-
Coates (internet ecoates@sfwmd.gov) of the South Flodrida Water Management
District, Post Office Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone
561) 687-8800. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board
decisions required a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised thai
it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding
is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. Persons wth disabilities or handicaps who need assista nce may contact
the Director of Governing Board and Executive Services, at (561) 682-6371 al
least two business days in advance to make appropriate arrangements.
82335 ON 9/6; CGS 9/8/05


NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Melvin Dennis
PO.BOX 211
Clewiston FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S & E Propertes,
Inc., Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
ansd miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Qblspo Avenue, Clewiston on Septem-
ber 10,2005 at the hour of 10:00AM
to satisfy rental in the amount of
$374.50
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
.. bids
Thank You,
Eugene Oesaito
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