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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 15, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Moore Haven (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Glades County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Moore Haven, Fla. Thursday, September 15, 2005 Volume 79, Number 13


At a Glance

Foster parents
needed
Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties- The Children Network of
Southwest Florida, the com-
munity based care division of
Camelot Community Care,
Inc. is holding an orientation
on "How to become a Foster
parent/adoptive parent" on
Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the
Department of Children and
Families, 485 East Cowboy
Way, LaBelle at 6 p.m. for
those interested in becoming
a foster/adoptive family,
please call (800) 89 family.

Relief efforts
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 contributions or dona-
tions will be delivered direct-
ly to the victims. They are in
desperate need of food,
clothes, money and house-
hold items. Donations may
be dropped off at Ahern's BP
Shop in Moore Haven you
may also-contact Diana Joyn-
er at 227-0181 or Rhoda Plan-
ty at 227-0109. And thanks in
advance for all your help and
support.

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.,ou .'. uld lie : .....
tryout f.r this pai\ pk-ae Icall
Mike at 67g-'.79. '

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, bat-
teries, blankets, canned
meats, vegetables, juices,
bug spray, etc.

Smoking
cessation classes
Heart To Heart will be
offering FREE smoking cessa-
tion 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 Wednesdays. If you
have. any questions please
call Lasheba at 674-4056 Ext.
128.


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Index

Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries ......... 2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .7

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County schools ponder laws


By Bill Fabian

MOORE HAVEN A growing
trend of well intended, milestone
legislative acts have produced
some controversial results on both
state and federal levels. Recent fed-
eral acts, of which some incited
immediate contention (Patriot
Act), as well as others that estab-
lished vague, unattainable goals
disguised as landmark social
reform (No Child Left Behind Act)
have drastically altered the struc-


ture, and goals, of state and federal
regulations on school perform-
ance, law enforcement, public
safety, and national security, each
in varying degrees of positive or
negative results.
A similar act on the state level in
Florida may become recognizable
within this trend, as it has raised
many new questions about school
security, and left many of those
questions unanswered.
In response to the despicable,
horrific kidnapping, rape and mur-
der of Jessica Lunsford in Febru-


ary, the Florida House of Repre-
sentatives passed the Jessica
Lunsford Act, which is definitely
designed with the vital responsibil-
ity of ensuring proper school secu-
rity as a primary goal.
However, many question its
effectiveness if it is implemented
as it currently reads in the Legisla-
ture.
House Bill 1877 (Jessica
Lunsford), which replaces Florida
Senate Bill 1012.465, reads as fol-
lows: "Requires background
screening for all contractual per-


sonnel who are permitted access
on school grounds when students
are present or for those who have
direct contact with students."
In order to sort out the com-
plexities of what the act may mean
to its schools, the Glades County
School Board held an extensive
discussion about the act at the reg-
ular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8.
The board heard a thorough
explanation by Board Attorney
Gavin O'Brien of a few of the
numerous areas the act will
encompass.


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Major Areas of the South
Florida Environment dis-
cussed in the 2005 South
Florida Environmental Report.
This illustration shows Storm
Water Treatment Areas, and
some other facilities.


Environmental report workshops planned


By MaiyAnn Morris
It's working. Whether or not
we have an interest in "protect-
ing the environment" the 2005
South Florida Environmental
Report affects everyone in South
Florida. Why? We are all living
on dry land resulting from "the
draining of the Everglades." The
draining of the Everglades was
promoted and accomplished by
a state that wanted to develop a
large parcel of land and develop-
ers who wanted the business.
One hundred and forty or so
years ago, it seemed possible
and advantageous to drain the
rich, untamed Everglades, then
under a sheet of water which
flowed slowly overland from the
north end of the Kissimmee
chain of lakes down to the tip of
Florida, now Everglades Nation-
al Park.
In making land.yield crops,
pastures stay dry, and home and
town sites free from the threat of
hurricane flooding, problems
developed.


The Kissimmee River doesn't
meander gently down the state,
it rushes down a man-made
channel into Lake Okeechobee,
bringing nutrient rich silt into the
lake. The lake no longer over-
flows white sand banks covered
.with custard apple and moon
vines, depositing the floating
vegetation to decay and the rich
silt to re-nourish the Everglades
muck soil, the Herbert Hoover
Dike contains it, preventing dis-
astrous flooding and loss of life
from hurricanes. High'water,
thick with nutrient-laden silt, set-
tles in the lake to be periodically
drained into man-made rivers.
The rivers, formerly salt estuar-
ies fed by the Gulf of Mexico or
the Atlantic Ocean suffer the
noxious results.
The South Florida Environ-
mental Report tells the progress
of our attempts to use some of
the profits taken from the land to
make it better, while we can.
It isn't just about saving the
birds or loving flowers or a good
day's fishing, it's about realizing


that maybe, just maybe, in try-
ing to "drain the Everglades"
something was lost. "The best
laid plans of mice and men."
The Everglades wasn't creat-
ed in a fewyears and it won't get
better in a few years. Newspa-
per reports in 1881, when the
final, widened ditch connected
the Caloosahatchee River and
Lake Okeechobee said the Lake
Okeechobee said the -Lake
dropped feet in just a couple
weeks.
The 2005 South Florida Envi-
ronmental Report is a.progress
report on how much of the
damage, how many of the prob-
lems have been solved, how
long it has taken and how much
longer it may take.
There has been legislation,
making it law to fix the prob-
lems. Nothing this big. has ever
been done before. The scien-
tists, engineers and lawmakers
have had to 'study and learn
what to do and how to do it.
The first picture shows South
Florida as it was in 1895; only


the Caloosahatchee River has
'been cut through. The second
shows how it is: The canals cut
through to and from Lake Okee-
chobee, the Herbert Hoover
Dike around the Lake and the
Kissimmee straightened into a
ditch. All this gave us homes,
towns, farms and ranches and
problems. The second graphic
also shows the construction of
storm-water treatment areas,
which hold runoff water to let
the silt and nutrients settle out.
Another way to. say this is to
purify the runoff water of the
effects of civilization, nitrogen,
phosphorous and other chemi-
cals, such as atrazine, a weed
killer.
Volume I of thie 2005 South
Florida Environmental Report
(SFER) details the amount of
nitrogen and phosphorous
being removed by the storm-
water treatment areas and
marshes. In all cases, the
.amount of these chemicals
See Report Page 10


O'Brien reminded the Board
that Jessica Lunsford was a nine-
year-old public school student in
Homosassa, who was kidnapped
by a 46-year-old roofer employed
through his company's contract
by the school board in Homosas-
sa. Tragically, neither the school
board, the elementary school, nor
any law enforcement agency were
aware that the roofer, John Evan-
der Couey, was a registered sex

See School Page 10


Main St.



,program


awarded

TALLAHASEE Secretary of
State Glenda E. Hood today
announced the designation of High
Springs, Moore Haven, and Starke
as the newest Florida Main Street
Communities. Designation brings
with it three years of intensive train-
ing and technical assistance from
the statewide Florida Main Street
Program to support local revitaliza-.
tion and historic preservation
efforts in each city's traditional
commercial area.
"I am pleased to welcome High
Springs, Moore Haven, and Starke
into the network of Florida's Main
Street Communities," Secretary
Hood said. "The program encour-
ages revitalization of Florida's tradi-
lionrl c:'mrnercial cortidorls.
Through thr se i ta.te-assi.td I'ocal
ellnto s, cco-riwouniiitis ate ree CCisC:\-
ering the special character of their
city centers, improving important
historic areas, re-energizing entire
business communities, and rekin-
dling civic pride."
Secretary Hood's designation
was based on the August 25 rec-
ommendation of the eight-mem-
ber ad hoc Florida Main Street Advi-
sory Committee. Organizations
represented on the Advisory Com-
mittee included: 1000 Friends of.
Florida, Florida Department of
Community Affairs, Florida Divi-
sion of Historical Resources, Flori-
da League of Cities, Florida Rede-
velopment Association, Florida
Trust for Historic Preservation,
Leesburg Downtownr Partnership
(a local Main Street program), and
the National Main Street Center
(Washington).
High Springs, Moore Haven,
and Starke join more than 90 com-
munities across the state that have.
received historic preservation and
downtown revitalization assistance
from Florida Main Street since the
program was initiated by the
Department of State in 1985. Statis-
tics provided by local Main Street
programs reflect the positive
change that has occurred in local
program areas over the past 20
years. Public and private reinvest-
ment in local program areas has
exceeded $1 billion. New construc-
tion and rehabilitation projects
(many projects involving historic
buildings) total more than 9,500. In
addition, there have been more
than 3,300 business starts and
expansions, and more than 10,500
See City-Page 10


Festival planning continues


Long believed .to be extinct,
the confirmed sighting of an
ivory-billed woodpecker in
Arkansas in April, the first in 60
years, is considered one of the big
orithnological discoveries of this
century, according to Audubon
Florida Lake Okeechobee direc-
tor Dr. Paul Gray.
"Jerry is on the 'recovery'
team and his address, 'In Search
of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker,'
should 'be a big draw," Dr. Gray
said.
Dr. Jackson served as Team
Leader for the Endangered
Species Recovery Team for the
Red-cockaded Woodpecker for
eight years and has served on the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's


South Florida Ecosystems Recov-
ery Team. Asked toserve on the
Endangered Species Recovery
Team for the Ivory-billed Wood-
pecker, for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service in 1985, he con-
ducted the last systematic search
for the bird during that period,
and in. 1988 led an expedition for
the National Geographic Society
into the mountains of eastern
Cuba in search of the 1I or) -billed
Woodpecker.
His book "In Search of the
Ivory-billed Woodpecker" was
published by Smithsonian Institu-
tion Press in August 2004,
describing his search for the bird.
Dr. Jackson is Professor of Biolo-
gy in the Environmental Studies


Program and former Whitaker
Eminent Scholar in Science at
Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr.
Jackson's professional expertise
focuses on endangered species
and invasive species of forest and
coastal ecosystems with
emphases on species biogeogra-
phy and community interactions.
He is author/editor of 18 books,
about 400 articles written for sci-
entific and popular audiences. He
has served as editor of Wilson
Bulletin, Journal of Field
Ornithology, North American
Bird Bander, Inland Bird Banding,
Mississippi Kite, regional editor of
American Birds, and consulting
See Bird -Page 10


Submitted to INI
Dr. Jerome Jackson will be the keynote speaker at the 2006
Big 0 Birding Festival.


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Obituaries


Monk Jackson
Monk Jackson, age 84, of 2379
1/2 Bacon Point Road, Pahokee,
FL, passed away Sept. 11, 2005.
He was born in Sampson County,
NC to the late Monk L. Jackson
and Sophronia Lee Jackson.
He moved to Canal Point, FL
with his family in January, 1953.
At that time he was employed
with the late Vinson Henderson
as a long distance truck driver. He
drove for many years before oper-
ating the Grassy Waters Restau-
rant and Jackson Entertainment
Center. He attended the Canal
Point United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Nellie L. Jackson, in
March 2003. Survivors include his
children, Ann J. Thigpen of Canal
Point, Sandra J. Suggs (Ray) of
Pahokee, Jimmy Jackson (Mary)
of Snellville, GA and George Jack-
son of St. Petersburg Fla. He is
also survived by a sister, Clyda
Chiocca of Richmond, VA. He had
seven grandchildren and 11 great-
grandchildren.
Services were held at Canal
Point United Methodist Church,
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005 with
Rev. David Broadbent officiating.
Funeral arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade, FL.
Dorothy V Dyess
Dorothy V. Dyess, 82, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 29,
2005 in Clewiston.
Dorothy was born Nov. 1,
1922, at Moore Haven to the Flori-
da Pioneer Family of the late Fred
Van de Velde and Sally "Shaw"
Van de Velde of Lakeport.
Survivors include sons, Earl S.


"Sermon" Dyess, Jr. (Ann) and
Raleigh Fred Dyess (Kay) both of
Clewiston; sister Betty Pedrick of
Orlando; five grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren and two
great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, the late Sheriff Earl
S. Dyess, Sr.
Funeral .services were held
Sept. 2, 2005 at the Evangel
Assembly of God Church, Rev.
Chuck Pelham officiated. Burial
followed in the Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. All arrangements were by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-
ton.
Jose Luz Gacia
Jose Luz Garcia, 82, of Clewis-
ton passed away Aug. 30, 2005 at
the Palms West Hospital in Loxa-
hatchee, Florida. Jose Luz Garcia
was born Nov. 13, 1922 in
Tmalaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Mexi-
co.
Survivors are sons, David Her-
rera of LaBelle, Eugene Herrera of
Immokalee; daughters, Carolina
Castro of Plant City, Fla., Elida
Martinez of Immokalee, Victoria
Rodriguez of Immokalee,
Guadalupe Redon of Clewiston,
Gloria Garcia Siva of Clewiston,
and Aria Maldonado of Clewiston;
brothers, Juan Garcia of Mission,
Texas, Oscar Garcia of Mission,
Texas, and Ismael Garcia of Mis-
sion, Texas; one sister, Olaya
Rubalcava of Houston, Texas.
Services were held Sept. 3,
2005 at the Saint Margaret's
Catholic Church in Clewiston. All
arrangements were by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-Clewiston.
Angela De Quesada
Angela De Quesada, 100, of


Clewiston passed away Aug. 29,
2005 in Clewiston.
Angela was born Sept. 12,
1904, at Camaguey, Cuba, to the
late Ruben De Quesada and Her-
minia Bacallao. She was a school-
teacher in the Cuban Public
Schools, migrating to the United
States at the coming of the Castro
Government.
Survivors include a son, Felix
E. Rifa Amparo of Clewiston;
daughter-in-law Nilda Rifa, of
Clewiston; brother, Ruben De
Quesada, of Puerto Rico; sister,
Georgia Rodrigues, of Miami;
grandchildren, Felix Rifa (Rosie),
of Yakima, WA, Amparo Rifa and
husband David of Clewiston,
Jaime Rifa (Grace) of Jack-
sonville, Ruben Rifa (Tery) of
Clewiston; great-grandchildren,
Michele, Anthony, Mickei, Bran-
don, Daniel, Alex, Vanessa, Miran-
da and Victoria.
She was proceeded in death
by a son, James Rifa.
Cremation arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-
ton.
Beryl Eleanor Lillard
Beryl Eleanor Lillard, 98, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 26,
2005 at the Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center in Clewiston.
Beryl Eleanor Lillard was born
on June 30, 1907 to Olus Skinner
and Grace Williams.
Survivors are son, Ross Lillard
of Kansas City, MO.; daughter,
Mardelle Rainey of Clewiston;
seven grandchildren and 16 great-
grandchildren.
Services were held Aug. 29,
2005 at the First Methodist Church
in Clewiston and the interment at
the Ridgelawn Cerhetery in


Clewiston. All arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home-Clewis-
ton.
Vivian Marie Hayes
Vivian Marie Hayes, 78, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 28,
2005 in Clewiston.
Vivian was born Aug. 20, 1927,
at Wauchul to the Florida Pioneer
Family Truby Ward and Thera
"Wall" Wad. She had resided in
Clewiston and South Bay for 54
years. She retired from the Palm
Beach County Schools as a cook
in the Glades area.
Survivors include a son,
Edward Roy Hayes (Angie) of
Clewiston; a daughter, Shawn
Marie Comacho of Clewiston;
grandchildren, Lynn Hinson of
Clewiston, Cindy Rhoda of
Bradley Junction.
She was proceeded in death
by her husband Wilmot F. Hayes
and a son Donny Hayes. Funeral
services were held Sept. 1,2005 at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
in Clewiston with Rev. Jose
Ramos and Rev. Tim Bridges offi-
ciating. Burial followed at the
Ridgelawn Cemetery. All arrange-
ments were by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston.,
Florence Sophie Bell
Florence Sophie Bell, 75, of
Clewiston passed away Aug. 26,
2005 in Clewiston.
Florence Sophie Bell was born
Oct. 19, 1929 in Philadelphia, PA.,
to Anthony Jesionowski and
Sophie Kapuscinska.
All arrangements for Florence
Sophie Bell were handled by the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston.


Engagements


Submitted to INI/Cheryl Lee Ann Spry Submitted 1o INI/Glenda C. Goodson
Cheryl Spry and Mark Branaman. Melissa Clore and Roy Goodson, Jr.
Cheryl Lee Ann Spry to Mark r Melissa. lo Roy Goodson, Jr. son
Sp y and Anthony Branaman of Clewiston. re and f Mr. and Mrs. Ro\ Goodson of
ThSpnrrrnt +t bh iq th -rn o-f "Canal Print The bride elect lPrad-.


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to wed

Jim and Francis Spry of Clewis-
ton are proud to announce the
engagement of their daughter


111e g lroom tIoDs L me U I sonl* o1
Blake Branaman and Regena
Sloan. Mark is also the stepson of
Irma Branaman and Dwight
Sloan.
The wedding will be held Oct.
8, 2005 at the Clewiston Church of
God.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Clewiston.


Goodson

engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Clore of Salt
Springs, FL proudly announces
the engagement of their daughter,


uated from Chai lote High School
in 1989 and is currently emplo. ed
by Tropical Marine Electronics in
Fort Myers. The groom elect is a
1989 graduate ol Glades Day
School and is employed tb Ted's
Sheds in Fort Myers. Wedding
plans will be announced at a later
date.


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In the military,,


FHTNC-Navy Petty Officer
3rd Class Sergio Avalos, son of
Josefina and Margarito Avalos of
Clewiston, Fla., and his fellow
shipmates took part in a commu-
nity relations project during a
port visit to Dubai, United Arab
Emirates, while on a scheduled
deployment in support of the
Global War on Terrorism while
assigned to the amphibious
assault ship USS Kearsarge
homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Marines and Sailors of Avalos'
unit volunteered for the project
at City of Hope, a women's shel-
ter in Jumeirah. Volunteers paint-
ed hallways and performed gen-
eral repair work, while some of
the servicemembers played with
the children staying at the home.
USS Kearsarge is conducting
maritime security operations
(MSO) in the Persian Gulf. MSO


sets the conditions for security
and stability in the maritime envi-
ronment, as well as comple-
ments the counter-terrorism and
security efforts of regional
nations. MSO denies internation-
al terrorists use of the maritime
environment as a venue for.
attack or to transport personnel,
weapons or other materials.
USS Kearsarge supports
amphibious assault operations
using Landing Craft Air Cush-
ions, which are specially-
designed Hovercraft that travel
above land and sea surfaces to
deliver vehicles and equipment.
The ship also has conventional
landing craft and helicopters
embarked, and is equipped with
medical facilities staffed by Navy
doctors, dentists, nurses and
corpsmen. Avalos is a 2002 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School of


Clewiston, Fla. and joined the
Navy in July 2002.
FHTNC-Marine Corps Pfc.
Kenneth S. Kirkland, a 2002 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School,
Clewiston, Fla., recently com-
pleted the Administrative Clerk
Course at Personnel Administra-
tion School, Marine Corps Com-
bat Service Support Schools,
Camp Lejeune, N.C. During the
eight-week course, Kirkland
learned basic skills and knowl-
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Remedy for depression: Help someone else


When Hurricane Katrina hit
the Gulf Coast two weeks ago,
each day the nightly news
became more and more
depressing. The situation
seemed to just get worse and
worse with each new report.
Even though Florida was spared
the "wrath of Hurricane Katri-
na," the whole country is affect-
ed by the storm damage.
The loss of human life and
destruction of property and
infrastructure seems so over-
whelming that it's hard to even
turn on the news without being
depressed.
There's a tried and true reme-
dy for depression help some-
one else.
The hurricane damage seems
so inconceivably vast so
many people homeless, it's hard
to imagine how one town or one
community can make a differ-


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken
ence. So many community
organizations have started relief
efforts that it may be a little con-
fusing about which one to
donate to.
How to decide? Follow your
heart. If you feel a connection to
a national relief agency like the
American Red Cross, the Salva-
tion Army, Catholic Relief Ser-
vices, monetary donations are
needed. Pick an organization
you are familiar with to avoid


any scams.
If you want to do something
more "hands on," join one of the
church or community relief drives.
Some churches are "adopting"
families displaced by the hurri-
cane. Others are collecting hurri-
cane relief supplies to ship to
churches in the area of need.
If you haven't cleaned out the
closets in a while, considering
donating clothing (in good con-
dition, with no tears or stains
and no missing buttons). Check
to make sure a particular relief
drive is collecting clothing
before dropping it off.
Some communities are
"adopting" communities in the
storm-damaged states, sending
truckloads of supplies directly to
those in need.
The Okeechobee community,
with the leadership of Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce is


We Help the community

development corporation


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"adopting". Franklinton, La.
Franklinton is a rural agricultural
community. Like Okeechobee
County, much of that area's
income depends on dairy farming.
Hendry County is "adopting"
Wiggins, Miss., also a small
farming community.
If you are a healthy adult, con-
sider donating blood. Due to the
many people injured during the
hurricane, blood supplies in
some areas were depleted. Con-
tact your local blood bank about
donation hours and blood
drives. Donating blood is safe
and simple. The entire process,
including a mini check-up, takes
about 30 minutes. It is important
to keep the blood banks stocked
because it takes time to process
a unit of blood. After the blood is
donated, it must be tested and
processed so it is ready for trans-
fusion.


Submitted to INl/Mike and Deanna Walker
Pet of the Week Winner
Ginger just celebrated her first birthday Aug. 29, but
refuses to grow up as she gets hand-me-down pacifiers
from the family's baby. She is a wonderful dog! She loves
to go for her walks (which we do at least four days a
week 3 1/2 miles). She plays with her huge ball in the
yard, chasing it everywhere; she jumps through a hoola-
hoop when prompted; lays down, turns around, sits,
stands, shakes hands/paw with you; loves to play tug of
war or just chill out in the yard with us. Ginger enjoys
being around children/people in general. Ginger will now
enjoy a free day at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital's pet spa
in Belle Glade. Doc Savvy sponsors the Pet of the Week
contest and can be reached at (561) 996-5500. E-mail
your interesting pet pictures to myoung@newszap.com
for a chance to win your pet a day of pampering, cour-
tesy of Doc Savvy.


BELLE GLADE We Help
Community Development Corpo-
ration (CDC) is accepting dona-
tions as selected staff members of
the organization prepare to travel
to Biloxi, Mississippi to assist in
Hurricane Relief Operations.
During the 2004 Hurricane Sea-
son, the organization conducted
short- and long-term hurricane
relief efforts in the lake region. One
of its staff members serves as chair
of the Glades Area Recovery Team
(GART).
"We just completed Ameri-
Corps*VISTA Supervisor's Train-
ing last week in Atlanta, GA", said
Dr. Dorothy M. Walker, executive
director. "Some of the people we
met during the training were from
New Orleans, Louisiana and
Biloxi and Jackson, Mississippi.
They need help right now and we
are going to help!" she said. One
of the supervisor's from Biloxi,
was Margaret Bennett of the
Moore Community House, Inc -


Volunteer Center.
The organization has already
rented a truck, which it plans to
load up with water, food, batteries,
clothing, flashlights and any other
donations that people care to give.
Various staff members plan on
departing upon clearance from
EOC in the state.
We Help CDC was incorporated
in February 1997, by a group of
civic minded individuals in the lake
region of Western Palm Beach
County with the intent of furthering
their dream of making their envi-
ronment a decent, attractive, and
affordable place to live, work and
raise a family. Its mission to assist
individuals and families by
empowering them to attain their
part of the American Dream:
Homeownership.
If you would like to give a dona-
tion, please come by 349 SE Third
Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430
between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. or call (561)
992-5854. "Help Us Help Many."


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BUDGET SUMMARY


CITY OF SOUTH BAY FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006




THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDI-

TURES FOR THE CITY OF SOUTH BAY IS 8.17%

MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING

EXPENDITURES.


CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD
ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Taxes: Millage per 1,000 9.2889
Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales & Use Taxes
Other Taxes
Licenses & Permits
State & Local Grants
Charges for Services
Fines & Forfeitures
Interest/Other
Interfund Revenues
Miscellances Revenues
TOTAL REVENUES AND OTHER
FINANCING SOURCES:
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Parks & Recreation
Interfund Transfers
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES

Reserves

TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENSES AND RESERVES


GENERAL SPECIAL
FUND REVENUE
FUND


429,266
167,974
292,760
59,480
1,205,590
554,614
144,084
2,000
285,819
98,000 .

3,239,587
3,239,587

1,123,335
855,443
845,466
415,343

3,239,587


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182,924







102,895

285,819
285,819


285,819
285,819


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TOTAL
BUDGET


429,266
167,974
475,684
59,480
1,205,590
554,614
144,840
2,000
285,819
200,895

3,525,406
3,525,406

1,123,335
855,443
845,466
415,343
285,819
3,525,406


2 Ce9 AM


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE



The City of South Bay, Florida has tentatively adopted a measure to

increase its property tax levy:



Last Year's property tax levy:



A. Initially proposed tax levy ............................... .$441,720

B. Less Tax Reductions due to Value Adjustment

Board and other assessment charges...................... 29,447

C. Actual Property Tax Levy.................................. $412,273



This year's proposed tax levy ......................... ,,.....,..... $486,451



All Concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax

increase to be held on the tax increase to be held on



September 20, 2005



7:00 PM.



at



335 S.W. 2nd Ave, City Commission Chambers, South Bay, Florida 33493



A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be

made at this hearing.


The tentative adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record. I


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Speak Out

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

PRICE TO BE PAID: First of all am sure most people don't know
that we barely had a football team this year most of the boys quit
because of the coach. I am not going to say any names, but there
were a few that were talked back into playing for the team this year.
There are players that really want to play football no matter how the
coach talks to them. Even though one of them at one point wanted
to quit too, we talked him into going back. I'm really proud of this
young man, for all he does. Some of the school officials, the ones
that have control of the athletic department don't seem to care
about whether or not we have a team, never took.the time to find
out why some of the boys were quitting or why they went to other
schools to play football. But I care, am concerned, because I have
kids, nephews and friends that play football. I care whether these
boys have a team or not, but what also concerns me is the price of
the games, wait a minute don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying
to watch these boys play, am talking about the price for the chil-
dren, small kids kindergarten and first grade kids. Why I say this is
because one of the ladies that was collecting money on Monday
night wanted to charge me for my four- year-old. What ever hap-
pened to children one price and adults another? Who are we trying
to make rich here? I'm very proud of these boys whether they win a
game or not. Thank you.
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NEED MORE HELP: I am writing in response to a resident's com-
ments on the dogcatcher. I have witnessed the same-waste of
money as that person and have also witnessed the dogcatcher's
truck sitting at EMS station at all hours of the day when there are
dogs running around in plain view. I also know that there are resi-
dents that have called and called for help from the hardly working
dogcatcher in Muse, LaBelle (Whisper Creek) Lake Port, all with
sometimes not even a call back. The list goes on and on! When are
the commissioners going to make the money spent on that position
worth it? Where is the complaint department for the animal con-
trol? You can't complain to his boss, it falls on deaf ears. The com-
missioners are being laughed at behind their backs whenever the
animal control dept. is discussed within AND outside Glades Coun-
ty! The residents want to be able to call animal control and get a
response of action not lip service, not to mention all the animals
that need help!
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. You are correct in at least one
aspect and that is the Glades County "dogcatcher" is a one-man
operation. He wears many hats for the county, only one of which is
animal control.

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

I AGREE: I agree with Einstein with the need of new representa-
tion in the county and city government. Most of these people are
under educated for the position they hold. They are self-serving and
could care less about what the people of the county want. Taxes are
going up but the services they provide for are going down. If WE the
people don't do something about it, our communities will stagnate
as will our way of life. We need some growth in our county but the
good old boys block anything before it happens. When are we
going to say enough is enough and bring some money to this place
so we can have a better life, not just for ourselves but for our chil-
dren? If we don't start planning this now where are our children
going to live and work when they grow up.


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Chizzywinks are blind mosquitoes


A recent caller asked us a ques-
tion that really challenged our staff,
and it could only come from a per-
son living in Okeechobee: "How
do you get rid of tiddlywinks?" I
had to consult some of the more
experienced Extension agents, and
surprise we were able to come
close to a response.
At first I asked the caller if he
really meant tiddleyy winks". For
those English teachers out there,
tiddley winks could be either a chil-
dren's board game played with
poker chips or Tiddlewink, an
obscure hamlet in England. I did
find a reference to a "chizzywink"
- a fictitious creature in a chil-
dren's story by Tony Johnson.
None of these seemed a likely
response for the county agent.
Veteran Okeechobee agent Pat
Miller suggested, "Maybe he does
mean chizzywinks?" "Yes-- that's
what I mean," the caller replied.
And that continued to confuse me
- until Pat explained that the caller
was probably referring to an insect
common to interior Florida the
aquatic midge, which is know
locally as a chizzywink a good
subject for this weeks featured arti-
cle.
A review of the information
found in UF Entomologist's Phil
Kbehler's bulletin on aquatic
midges can provide some back-
ground on these water born nui-
sances. And if locals want a more


lively approach, consider reserving
a seat in Thursday's upcoming
workshop, Pond Appeal: St. Lucie
Agent Ken Gioeli will be discussing
Blind Mosquito management as
part of the program.
Blind mosquitoes do not bite,
suck blood, or carry disease.
Because they can live in aquatic
habitats that have less than pristine
ponds and canals, they can be an
indicator of poor water quality.
Around here, when they emerge in
large clouds of flying "chizzy-
winks", these flies are a nuisance,
except to fishermen seeking Blue
Gills, which consume these bugs
as food.
' Chizzywinks begin life as mass-
es of eggs laid on the surface of
ponds, lakes and canals. The lava
hatch and burrow into the muck at
the bottom of the water, and feed
on decaying organic matter. They
are pink to deep red in color, and
are consequently called blood-
worms. In two to seven weeks they
emerge in swarms at night. These
flies do not feed during their adult
existence, and will mate and die in
three to five days.
There are actually two types of
aquatic midges: Blind mosquitoes
and predatory phantom midges.
They both look alike. The blind
mosquito larva live in tubes at the
bottoms of ponds. Larva of the
predatory phantom midges the,
ones that have been the biggest,


headache float over the bottom
of the pond preying. As adults, they
both behave the same.
As more homes are built near
water, and as water' takes on nutri-
ents from fertilizers, more con-
cerns with chizzywinks appear.
Here in Florida, blind mosquitoes
may emerge in phenomenal num-
bers between April and November.
Often outdoor activity is cut off
since the adult midges can be
inhaled or fly into the mouth, eyes,
or ears. Near buildings, chizzy-
winks can the stick to screens, car
and truck finishes, and get inside
through open doors and windows.
They can stain some paint surfaces
and as they decompose they will
smell like rotten fish.
Ken Gioeli has had several calls
from the Port St. Lucie area asking
for relief. He's come up with sever-
al management suggestions with
assistance from UF Midge Special-
ist Dr. Arshad Ali that can help deal
with Chizzywinks, which can also
be used in our area:
By following UF fertilizer rec-
ommendations for Florida Yards,
homeowners and landscape man-
agers can reduce the amount of
nutrient runoff into ponds and
canals. These nutrients encourage
aquatic midge breeding in ponds
and canals.
StrikeTM pellets are being used
in storm-water ponds to provide a
30-day release of the active ingredi-


ent methoprene. This insect
growth regulator (IGR) mimics
natural insect bio-chemicals and
prevents the development of larvae
into adults. By stopping the repro-
ductive cycle, mature insects die
within 10 to 14 days. This product
may be too expensive for use by
individual homeowners.
Light traps have been used to
reduce the numbers of blind mos-
quitoes. They should be placed
away from buildings where you
don't want these insects to visit.
Likewise, reduce the use of night
lighting where you don't want
blind mosquitoes.
Some reduction of blind mos-
quitoes may result from stocking
ponds with bug-eating fish.
Research on other forms of biolog-
ical control methods may come up
with some other critters that will
eat these flies or their larva.
Individual homeowners can get
temporary relief by using approved
foggers, aerosols or residual sur-
face sprays.
Finally, be patient: Most of these
management suggestions will take
time to work. Remember that they
are fish food. Chizzywinks will go
away a few days after the height of
the swarm, and will not be an issue
in cooler weather. So if they really
start to get to you, take that trip to
Tiddlewink, England, play Tiddly-
winks with your kids, or stay
indoors and read a good book.


UF immunologist seeks patent for vaccine


,GAINESVILLE A vaccine
against melanoma the most
deadly form of skin cancer pro-
vides almost complete protection
in mice and could lead to a similar
treatment for people, according to.
a University of Florida immunolo-
gist who has developed a novel
treatment for the cancer.
The vaccine uses inactivated or
dead melanoma cells in combina-
tion with a super-antigen to boost
the immune response ,in mice
against malignant melanoma cells,
said Howard Johnson, a professor
of immunology at UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Super-antigens are proteins that are
potent stimulators of cells of the
immune system.
He said UF is in the process of
obtaining patent protection for the
vaccine and licensing the technolo-
gy to a pharmaceutical company.
Once the vaccine is licensed,
human clinical trials can begin, a
process that could take three or
fouryears.
"Until now, super-antigens have
never been used in a cancer vac-
cine, and our research shows that
these proteins help provide a
strong immune response against
malignant melanoma," said John-
son, an internationally recognized
immunologist who was the first to
show that molecules called inter-
feron's are important regulators of
the immune system.
"We have found that combina-


tional therapy of super-antigens
and inactivated melanoma cells
can protect 60 to 100 percent of the
mice against a 25-fold lethal dose of
melanoma," Johnson said. "More
importantly, when vaccinated mice
were challenged a half-year later
with a lethal melanoma dose, 80 to
100 percent survived the second
challenge, which is essentially
complete protection."
He said these pre-clinical stud-
ies demonstrate that weak
immune responses against cancers
such as melanoma can be convert-
ed to strong responses by using
super-antigens in the vaccine.
Moreover, preventive or prophylac-
tic vaccination against cancer
would be more effective than
attempting to develop a vaccina-
tion against existing cancer.
"For the sake of comparison, we
know that vaccination against
active flu or polio is not effective,
but preventive vaccination can give
the immune system a head start
against these and other diseases,"
Johnson said. "When it comes to
slowing or stopping melanoma,
this head start has clearly been the
difference between life and death
in our mice models."
He said that melanoma cancer
cells do produce an immune
response, but the response is too
weak to mount an effective defense
against the cancer under normal
circumstances.
"This is because the proteins on


the surface of a melanoma cell are
not as 'foreign' to us as those of
influenza and polio viruses, so we,
are using proteins called super-anti-
gens to boost the immune
response to melanoma our
approach is to use super-antigens
to enhance the response to a point
where melanoma cells are killed."
Johnson's vaccine would pri-
marily benefit two groups of peo-
ple: The elderly and those who
have already had a melanoma
lesion.
"As we age, we become more at
risk for developing melanoma and
other cancers," he said. "People
who have had melanoma lesions
successfully removed are at greater
risk of developing future lesions, so
vaccination should reduce the risk
of recurrence," he said.
Dr. John Carucci, director of
Mohs micrographic and dermato-
logical surgery at Weill Medical Col-
lege of Cornell University in New
York City, said Johnson's concept,
as presented, is exciting.
"Most studies have been con-
cerned with developing vaccines
against existing cancers rather than
the prophylactic model," Carucci
said. "The idea of using super-anti-
gens to boost immune response is
interesting, but I would need to see
the data in order to evaluate the
study. A growing body of evidence
supports the potential role of the
immune system in regulating the
pathogenesis of melanoma, and


it's likely that this research provides
additional food for thought I
would be very interested in review-
ing the data."
Johnson said malignant
melanoma is an aggressive form of
cancer derived from melanocytes
in normal skin. Currently,
melanoma accounts for about four
percent of all newly diagnosed can-
cers in the United States with more
than 53,000 new cases and about
7,400 deaths annually.
According to an article pub-
lished last month in the British
Medical Journal, the rates of
melanoma skin cancer are rising
because more doctors are screen-
ing people for skin cancer, not
because the cancer is becoming
more common.
Early-stage lesions are curable
by surgical removal, but once
melanoma spreads to distant sites
by the lymphatic system, the prog-
nosis-is guarded. It has been esti-
mated that 8 to 15 percent of
melanoma patients will be diag-
nosed with central nervous system
metastases, which are particularly
difficult to treat.
"In fact, metastasized, advanced
melanoma is generally unrespon-
sive to chemotherapy, which has
little or no effect on overall sur-
vival," Johnson said. "With the rel-
ative resistance of melanoma to
chemotherapy, alternative
approaches to therapy, in particular
immunotherapies, are needed."


Senator Martinez Statement on aftermath


ORLANDO U.S. Senator Mel
Martinez (R-FL) today issued the
following statement regarding the
ongoing pressures presented by
the devastation of Hurricane Katri-
na.
"Today we are in the midst of
stresses that seem insurmount-
able; gas prices are surging, thou-
sands of people in the Gulf Coast
region are without a home, and a
thousand more are feared dead.
Our country's greatest asset is our
ability to respond to crises of every
kind with calm, compassion, and
collected reason. We know that the
efforts of our local, state, and feder-
al officials are making a difference.
As Floridians, we know the pain
and destruction wrought by hurri-
canes. We also know that we have
a duty to help our neighbors
through this difficult time.
"Thousands of Floridians are
already helping. Citizens have con-
tributed to numerous non-profit
groups that in turn are sending
truckloads of supplies to hurricane-
damaged areas. Our law enforce-
ment and fire department person-


nel have sacrificed time with their
families so they can be in
Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alaba-
ma providing emergency aid and
security. Church groups have
offered temporary housing and
schools in Florida have offered to
take in students displaced by the
disaster. Though many are helping,
there is still more we can do.'
"In the devastated areas, the sur-
rounding region, and all along the
Eastern Seaboard there is height-
ened y about fuel prices and
availability. Indeed, this storm has
temporarily disrupted the capacity
to make and distribute gasoline.
Already high prices are being
aggravated by the storm-damaged
oil rigs, flooded refineries, and elec-
trical outages affecting the trans-
port pipelines.
"The Department of Energy is
working to limit supply disruptions
by opening the Strategic Petroleum
Reserve. The Environmental Pro-
tection Agency has granted a
nationwide waiver for fuel blends
to make more gasoline and diesel
fuel available throughout the coun-


Community Briefs


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 group 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, arid 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.


try. The actions of the federal gov-
ernment will take some of the pres-
sure off of gas prices; but I believe
consumers can have a larger
impact on prices if they exercise
conservation.
"This extraordinary situation
demands extraordinary action, It's
going to take time, patience, and
affirmative actions to get through
this crisis in the best possible fash-
ion. I call on my fellow Floridians to
take immediate steps to conserve
fuel and other energy resources. If
even half our population took steps
to consolidate errands, purchase


an extra days' worth of groceries,
or adjust their thermostat by a few
degrees we would do a lot to help
our nation through this challenge.
"While no one could have pre-
dicted or prevented the extent of
Hurricane Katrina's damage, we
are not powerless against the situa-
tion left in her wake. As citizens we
have a responsibility to exercise
calm at all times and conservation
where we can. As a great people let
us demonstrate the greatness of
our nation and the power of indi-
viduals and do our part to con-
tribute to the relief."


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Search for South Bay suspect continues


Detectives with the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
searching for South Bay resident
Robert Morgan.
According to detectives with
the Violent Crimes Division of the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office shortly after 10 a.m. Sept. 8,
Robert Morgan, age 42 of 104
Railroad Street, South Bay, Florida
allegedly struck Rakiska Ward,
age 22 of South Bay with his vehi-
cle and then chased her through
his residence stabbing her in the
face. Ward was trauma hawked
to St. Mary's Hospital for treat-
ment.


Detectives advised that Mor-
gan fled the scene in his 1998
Grey Ford
Crown Vic,
which was
located aban-
doned in Belle
Glade, Florida.
Morgan
remains at
large and is
being sought
on a charge of Robert
attempted Morgan
murder.
Ward is the sister of Morgan's
live-in girlfriend Tina Kurry, age


27. Morgan was allegedly upset,
over the fact that Kurry had not
put gas in his car. Morgan was
about to do physical harm to his
girlfriend when Ward intervened
to protect her sister.
After Morgan struck Ward in
the leg he attempted to back over
her with the car. Ward limped
through the 104 Railroad resi-
dence and Morgan chased her out
the back door and stabbed her in
the face and hand.
Detectives are searching for
the knife that Morgan used in the
stabbing.
Robert Winston Morgan is


described as follows:
SEX: Male
RACE: Black
DOB: 7/14/63,
HEIGHT: 6'02"
WEIGHT: 190 pounds
EYES: Brown
HAIR: Black (bald)
If anyone has any information
about the whereabouts of Mor-
gan they are urged to contact the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's, Vio-
lent Crimes Division at 688-3888,
District 5 (Belle Glade) Substation
at 561/996-1670 or Crime Stop-
pers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


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Hendry County Sheriff's deputies and investigators pre-
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According to passerby, a car had been pulled from the
canal near this bridge earlier Tuesday afternoon, indicating
that the body may have been found inside. Police authori-
ties have not yet released details about the incident.


Crimestop- .,.
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is seeking pub-
lic assistance in
locating the
whereabouts
of Arnold Dale
Buchanan,
a.k.a. Tank.
Buchanan is Arnold Dale
described as a Buchanan
white male
with blonde hair and brown eyes.


He is listed-as being 6'2" tall and
weighs 210 pounds. He has a scar
on his upper left arm and his last
known address was NE, H Ave., in
Belle Glade.
His last known occupation
was as an electrician. Buchanan
is wanted on a felony warrant for
possession of cocaine.
If you know the whereabouts
of Buchanan, please call (800)
458-TIPS (8477). You may
remain anonymous and could
be eligible for a cash reward.


Clewiston Police Department


Clewiston Police
continues drug war
CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Police Department reports
that on Sept. 9, the Clewiston
Police Department's Narcotic's
Unit along with a multi-jurisdic-
tional Drug Task Force consist-
ing of members of the Drug
Enforcement Agency, Hendry
County Sheriff Office, and
Glades County Sheriff's Office
has continued their efforts on
reducing simultaneous search
warrants at the following
addresses:
709 W.C. Owens Avenue and
304 W. Haiti Avenue both are
located within the city of Clewis-
ton. Officers were able to obtain
search warrants for both resi-
dences after making successful
purchases of cocaine from both
residences from a white male


known to them as Robert Lopez,
Jr. a.k.a. "Geeter".
After obtaining the two war-
rants the Task Force executed
those warrants which resulted in
the arrest of both Robert Lopez,
Sr. and Lopez Jr.
Both Lopez Sr. and Jr. were
arrested and charged with Traf-
fic of Cocaine within 1,000 feet
of church, Possession of cocaine
with intent to sell or distribute
within a 1,000 feet of church,
and possession of Marijuana
with the intent to sell or distrib-
ute within a 1,000 feet of church.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment, the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office and he DEA multi-
jurisdictional task force pledge
to remain firm in their commit-
ment to rid the streets of illegal
drugs. There will be no refuge in
Clewiston or Hendry County for
drug dealers.


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GCD School Briefs


Report available
The NCLB School Public
Accountability Report from Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High School
is available on the school Web site
http://glades,edgate.org/moore-
haven/index.php, copies of the
report are also available in the
school's main office, 700 Terrier
Pride Drive SW, Moore Haven.
Glades County school
board meeting
The Glades County School
Board will hold a public hearing to
adopt a preliminary budget, Sept.
22 at 7 p.m.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge will begin its Sun-
day school (CCD) starting Oct 2.
Please call Ann at 467-1516 or Fr.
Dan at the Parish Office (863) 946-
0696 for more information. Fun
for all ages!
Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy pro-
gram for all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce 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 register 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 neglected chil-
dren before the court, social serv-
ice agencies and the community.
No special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commit-
ment to helping a child. Atten-
dance at three training sessions
held in Fort Myers is required.
Please contact Kelie Hedrick at:
(239) 461-4360 or (800) 269-6210
for more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relating
to the affects of domestic/sexual
violence in our community. The
meetings rotate between LaBelle,
Clewiston and Moore Haven. To
get involved in the council or for
information about meeting dates
and times, please call Abuse
Council and Treatment, Inc.'s
Rural Extension (REACT): (863)
674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


Crist announces $21,000 in

price-gouging restitution


TALLAHASSEE- Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist announced that his
office has reached settlements with
two companies accused of price
gouging during last year's record-
setting hurricane season. Both
cases involve established business-
es that sold generators at prices far
above their usual retail prides. The.
amount of available restitution is
more than $21,400.
"Price gouging is the result of
rampant greed and a willingness to
take advantage of others during their
time of need," said Crist. "These set-
tlements will provide well-deserved
relief to many consumers, some
who are still in the recovery process
from last year's storms. As we con-
tinue to deal with hurricane-related
issues, our thoughts and prayers are
with our neighbors inAlabama, Mis-
ssippi and Louisiana as they face
the flevastation wrought by Hurri-
cane Katrina."
The first investigation revealed
that during Hurricane Frances,
Louisiana-based Ramco Power
Systems, LLC, purchased and then
sold 57 electrical generators to Gulf
Coast Tractor and Equipment in
Land O' Lakes, charging an aver-
age of 47-percent above the aver-
age retail price. Gulf Coast subse-
quently sold the generators to
customers, basing its prices on
what it had paid Ramco. After con-
firming that prices had been inflat-
ed by Ramco, Gulf Coast provided
customers more than $10,300 in
refunds for the amounts over-
charged. Under the agreement
with the Attorney General's Office,
Ramco must refund to Gulf Coast
the money lost purchasing genera-
tors at the gouged prices. Ramco
must also reimburse the Attorney
General's Office for fees and costs.


The second settlement resolves
an investigation involving a Palm
Beach County retail appliance store.
During Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne, Chuck's Appliance and TV
purchased approximately 86 gener-
ators from two local Costco stores
and then allegedly sold the genera-
tors to consumers at prices 32 per-
cent to 55 percent higher than their
original retail price.
Under the settlement, Chuck's
will pay more than $11,100 in resti-
tution, as well as fees and costs.
Consumers who believe they are
victims of the price gouging have
30 days to submit a claim by calling
the Attorney General's Office in
West Palm Beach at (561) 837-
5000. Any remaining restitution
funds will be paid to the Florida
Hurricane Relief Fund. The settle-
ment also provides that Chuck's
Appliance and TV will not sell gen-
erators in the future.
Last hurricane season, the Attor-
ney General's price gouging hotline
received 8,911 complaints. This
season's Hurricane Dennis brought
more than 2,000 complaints, and
as of now, only 47 complaints had
been received regarding Hurricane
Katrina. From the 2004 season, the
office has initiated 58 formal inves-
tigations and filed 13 price-gouging
lawsuits against hotels, generator
businesses, tree removal compa-
nies and other businesses.
Including these settlements, the
Attorney General's Office has
recovered approximately $725,000
in restitution for Florida con-
sumers. Other investigations and
settlement negotiations are ongo-
ing, including two subpoenas
served to date as a result of alleged
price gouging from last month's
Hurricane Dennis.


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; ele-
mentary schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for
Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving hol-
iday
Dec. 16: End of second nine-
week period; early release for
holiday
Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New
Year holiday
Jan. 2: Teacher workday (No
school for students)
Jan. 3: Students return to
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 holi-
day
May 31: Last day for stu-
dents/early release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher
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MHES August
citizens of month
The following students have
earned recognition as August
Citizens of the Month at Moore
Haven Elementary School. This
is a very special honor since it
means that they have done a
commendable job of showing
respect. Respect is consideration
of the feelings of others, and
good manners.
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nour, H'erdrika Lewis, Amanda
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First Grade: Olivia Everett,
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Second Grade: Melinda'
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Third Grade: Philip Nail,
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Fourth Grade: Isaac Cisneros,
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Fifth Grade: Akkua Hallback,
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Sixth Grade: Casey Hutson,
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Moore Haven
Elementary School
MHES sets out on a reading
adventure and drums up sup-
port for hurricane relief
The faculty, staff, and stu-
dents at Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School are setting out for an
adventure this year. This adven-
ture is part of Reading Renais-
sance Program. We are traveling
around the world and exploring
our earth and its seven conti-
nents.
To celebrate the beginning of
our school-wide adventure,'our
school will hold a kick-off rally
and our first annual walk-a-thon
on Friday, Sept. 30. Our fundrais-
ing efforts will help our Reading
Renaissance Program in many
ways. In addition to helping us
purchase new books, it will
allow our AR students to win
prizes and take field trips. Our
annual bowling trip is always a
big hit!
. In light of the terrible hurri-
cane tragedy our country has
experienced, we would like to
donate AT LEAST HALF of our
earnings from the walk-a-thon
to the American Red Cross Hur-
ricane Katrina Relief. We are
challengifig the community to
participate by contributing to


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experience in South Bay during the Hurricane of 1926.

Hurricanes a reminder


of Florida's history


By MaiyAnn Morris
- SOUTH BAY The tragic
results of Hurricane Katrina on the
Gulf Coast: Destruction, flooded
possessions, loved ones torn from
safety's grasp and no end in sight to
exhausting heat and humidity,
scarce food and medical treatment
` are a reminder of the past to the
dwellers of the Lake Okeechobee
'area.
Felix.Oliver Wilder was born in
!Florida a month after his family
moved here in January of 1918. Mr.
Wilder was eight years old when
the 1926 Hurricane hit Lake Okee-
chobee. In a 1983 interview, he told
this account to Ruth S. Irwin, who
recorded the history for the Univer-
sity of South Florida:
"Very few people remember
the first storm in 1926 but I remem-
ber it hit us in a hard way because
of the location of our house. If must
have struck in July, and it was a hur-
ricane to us.
"The day this hurricane blew in,
my father and Mr. Nimmie (a
neighbor) had gone to South Bay.
They had walked across the road-
way, crossed the canal in a row-
boat, and walked down the south
side of the canal into South Bay.
They left the boat tied up on the.
south side of the canal. My two
brothers, one sister and I were
home alone when the rain began
to fall and the wind off the lake
began to blow.
"The dike holding back the
waters of Lake Okeechobee was
breached and the water began to
flow in all around us. The diked-up
roadway that was being built held
back the water like the rim of a
bowl. We were soon trapped in 10
or 12 feet of water. I noticed that
Nellie, the horse, was swimming in
the water. The house filled rapidly
and we were forced to leave. We
swam through the wind and the
rain to the diked-up roadway and
climbed on top of it.
"We huddled on the road beat-
en by wind and rain. Mr. and Mrs.
Hudson and their children, who
lived on toward Bean City from us,
made it to the road and all of us
huddled there together. I heard
Mrs. Hudson cry out over the
sound of the wind, 'Oh Lord! Why
do you do this to me?'
"A piece of tin flew by at this
instant, hit her on the head, and
knocked her out. About this time
my father and Mr. Nimmie
appeared on the other side of the


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canal 6 welcome sight to all of us.
"They immediately brought the
boat over and began to ferry us to
the south side of the canal, two at a
time. Mrs. Hudson came to and she
was not hurt too bad. Soon, we
were all on the other side.
"We went south out into a field
about a mile from the canal and all
of us crawled into a corn crib half
filled with shucked corn and
pumpkins. We chewed dry corn
and raw pumpkin when we got
hungry, as there was nothing else
to eat. We stayed there until the
next afternoon.
"The water began to drain back
in the lake when the storm died
down and the wind abated.
"We made our way home to
find that the house had been flood-
ed and all of our food was ruined.
Black, soupy mud had soaked our
mattresses and bedding and lay
four to six inches deep on every-
thing. My father went to South Bay
and got food from V C. Denton's
grocery store and brought it back
to us that same afternoon.
"The Fordson tractor had been
completely submerged. They had
to replace a coil in each of its four
cylinders. They drained and dried it
out and finally got it running again.
"Lots of fish had blown out of
the lake, and water lay in pools all
around. MeMn (Mr. Wilder's broth-
er) was trying to kick a catfish out of
the water and the fish finned him
through his boot. It did not hurt him
very much, but it wouldn't have
mattered if it had for there was not a
doctor anywhere around.
"I heard, a long time later, that

the wind blowing from north to
south in this July hurricane or big
storm, pushed the water from the
north side of the lake. The people in
Okeechobee walked out on the dry
lake bed and gathered up fish quite
a way out before the water came
back again."
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Dike safety tops


local concerns

By MaryAnn Morris areas nearby. We have working
agreements with the South Florida
The breaching of the levee Water Management District, the
around Lake Pontchartrain, which County Road Departments and the
sent over 20 feet of seawater into Florida Department of Transporta-
the city of New Orleans, Louisiana tion to give us manpower and equip-
has some local residents question- ment to make emergency repairs if
ing the potential flooding which we need help," he continued.
could occur if the Herbert Hoover "There are three Conservation
Dike around Lake Okeechobee Areas which serve as holding areas
breached. for excess water from the lake,"
Representatives of the United said Ms. Sylvester. "Water Man-
States Army Corps of Engineers agers do a juggling act to keep the
(Corps) in Jacksonville who main- vegetation and tree islands in these
tain the Dike discussed those differ- areas healthy to prevent erosion
ences in an interview Thursday. caused by rising water. Right now
"The Herbert Hoover Dike there's two to three feet of water
around Lake Okeechobee is tech- standing in these areas.
nically a dam, not a levee. A dam's "The trick is to release enough
design intends that water is held water into the St. Lucie, Caloosa-
above the level of the ground while hatchee and the canals to the south
maintaining a safe environment of so that we can hold the remaining
the public," said Brent Trauger, water in the Conservation Areas to
Structural Engineer for the Corps. keep everyone safe and healthy.
"The levee around Lake The presence of vegetation in these
Pontchartrain was subjected to a areas improves the quality of the
tremendous storm surge from the water. Public health and safety is of
Gulf of Mexico," said Mr. Trauger utmost importance to the Corps.
The water came over the top more The Herbert Hoover Dike Monitor-
than three feet higher that its top ing Program looks constantly at all
elevation of 17 feet above sea level, areas of the entire system. Life,
"The Herbert Hoover Dike's top property and health are all serious
elevation is 34 feet above sea level, concerns," continued Ms. Sylvester.
The dike is subject to high water "We are building three reser-
elevations in the lake from rains voirs to the east, west and south of
and to the 'sloshing' effect of water the lake to help deal with the higher
caused by heavy storm winds," he water levels," said Mr. Ruiz. "These
continued, reservoirs will act as relief valves for
"It's the same action as when the lake."
you lift up a gallon jug of milk," said The "Herbert Hoover Dike Reha-
Susan Sylvester of the Corps Water bilitation Project", is the long-term
management Division. "It sloshes." solution. It was produced after 19
"The sloshing of the lake water, years of study and permit reviews
however, does not have the force of since piping was first seen in 1984.
a storm surge by the Gulf of Mexi- A "cut-off wall" wilJ be con-
co," said Ms. Sylvester. "There is structed on the land-side of the
simply a greater volume, or mass of dike. It will be two feet thick and
water in the Gulf than in the lake. impervious to seepage of water.
The area of the lake is 730-square The top of the wall will be at 26 feet
miles, but it only holds so much above sea level, some eight feet
water. The dike is designed to with- below the top of the dike, extend-
stand the sloshing, even when the ing down through the dike to 10
water is high." feet below sea level. This will pre-
"The dike is designed for a prob- vent lake water from seeping
able maximum flood elevation of through the dike. A gravel-filled
26 feet coupled with a 100-year trench near the existing rim canal at
wind event with winds of 109 miles the bottom of the slope of the dike
an hour," said Luis Ruiz, RE., Chief will carry off water from the slope
of the Corps Geotechnical Division. of the dike below the cut-offwall. .
"There has been some leak- The area called "Reach One,
age, called piping or boils seen Subreach A" from Port Myakka run-
since the 1980s. These areas are ning 4.6 miles south to the C-10A
repaired as they are observed," culvert will be the first. The contract
said Mr. Ruiz. will be awarded this fall. USACE
"We have good access roads expects construction to begin
completely around the Lake here before the end of the year and con-
and the materials we need to make ;inu_ ,\ ilh the remaining areas as
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School
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offender working in very close
proximity to hundreds of children.
"This is a very emotional issue,
with many angles that are all quite
difficult to discuss in the wake of
such a tragedy," said O'Brien.
"With that in mind, there are some
important aspects of the act which
(the school board) should discuss
and be aware of," he said.
The bill achieves a certain goal
in that any individual under con-
tract (or employed by a contract-
bound company) by a school or
school district would undergo a
thorough and complete back-
ground check, referred to as a Level
2 screening. A provision more
recently added on to the law adds
vendors to the list of screened per-
sons.
The advantage of the screening
is that those specific, contractual
personnel will be verified against


City
Continued From Page 1
new jobs created. During the same
period, the total state expenditure
for the program has been approxi-
mately $5 million.
High Springs (population
3,893)-High Springs was officially
incorporated in 1892, although set-
tlement of the area by English
speakers dates to the late 1830s.
Phosphate mining provided High
Springs with its first economic
boom in the late nineteenth centu-
ry, and it soon became an impor-
tant railroad center, with a large rail
yard and extensive maintenance
shops. Although the economic
importance of its rail yard faded
over the course of the twentieth


Bird
Continued From Page 1
editor of Birder's World.
He has also served as President
or Director of several professional
organizations, including the Wil-
son Ornithological Society, the
Association of Field Ornithologists,
and the North American Banding
Council. Currently a member of the
Invasive Species Advisory Commit-
tee and Editor of Florida Field Natu-
ralist and the Journal of Caribbean
Ornithology, Dr. Jackson has been
active in environmental education,
having taught biodiversity concepts
at the third and fifth grade levels
and contributed to Public Televi-
sion programs, including Canadian
Broadcasting's "Prairie Scape-
goats," Public Broadcasting's "Sci-
entific American Frontiers," and
Marty Stouffer's "At the Crossroads
- the Story of America's Endan-
gered Species."
He was co-host of a weekly
nature-oriented feature called
"Southern Outdoors" on CBS-TV in
Mississippi for 13 years, and now
does a daily public radio feature in
southwest Florida called "With the
Wild Things."
In 1995, he served as a short-
term technical advisor to U.S.A.I.D.,
lecturing at 11 universities in
Indonesia on modern concepts of
biodiversity. For the past several


Report
Continued From Page 1
being removed is even greater than
the legislature required and the sci-
entists had predicted.
The levels of pollutants are get-
ting lower each year. Water is tested
when it enters the area and tested
,again when it runs out. That way,
the scientists know if it is working


sexual predator, probation and FBI
lists.
However, according to O'Brien,
the law is flawed in the sense that it
only applies to contractual person-
nel, and does not account for non-
contractual visitors to school sites,
which could include volunteers
who are not contractually obligat-
ed, but are regularly allowed access
to students.
The drawback to potentially
expanding the reach of the law is
that the Level 2 screening costs $61
per individual, and would open the
door to increased liability risk on
the part of the school board in cer-
tain cases. For example, fingerprint
identification records belong to cer-
tain agencies, affecting privacy
laws governing those records
when school boards need access
to them.
Therefore, a school board is not
always protected in certain cases in
which a fingerprinting mistake
could potentially occur, after which
a school board may inadvertently


century, High Springs has reinvent-
ed itself in the last 15 years as a
tourist destination and center for
ecotourism and outdoor recre-
ation. The local program will be
administered by High Springs
Community Development Coipo-
ration, Inc., and will encompass
High Springs' historic downtown
business district.
Moore Haven (population
1,639)-Moore Haven was founded
on the banks of the Caloosahatch-
ee River in 1915. The founding was
followed by a tremendous volume
of construction and an early popu-
lation and building surge that
established the town as a major
commercial center for the entire
Lake Okeechobee region. The city
weathered both, a devastating fire
and hurricane in the 1920s and
continued to modestly prosper


summers he has taught Tropical
Ecology to North American middle
school classes in the Peruvian
Amazon. A Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement
of Science, the American Ornithol-
ogists' Union, and the Explorer's
Club, Dr. Jackson and his wife Bette
(also a biologist and professor at
Florida Gulf Coast University) and
'their two sons live in Naples!
Also on the joint Glades, Hendry
County festival schedule, Julie Bras-
hears Wraithmell, Coordinator,
Wildlife Viewing Section, Office of
Recreation Services for the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, will give a presenta-
tion on the:fifth and final section of
the Great Florida Birding Trail, the
South Florida section which will be
opening next February. The south-
ern trail includes Glades, Highlands
and Okeechobee Counties. Also
new this year, Doris Greene, Glades
County's new resident "master gar-
dener" will give a presentation on
"Gardening for Birds."
The Glades County agricultural
extension office is assisting with
organizing a "Kids are for the Birds,"
event for children in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in the Moore
Haven's historic riverfront district.
Even as scheduling new tours con-
tinues, several popular tours, includ-
ing last year's Barn Owl Tour, spon-
sored by the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, the ever popular "Owl


and howwell it is working.
For further information or tech-
nical details, the 2005 South Florida
Environmental Report is available
on-line at www.sfwm.gov/reports
or call your local South Florida
Water Management Office, listed in
the telephone book in the Business
listings.
Editor's note: Articles in .upcom-
ing editions will further explain the
details of the report. Public work-
shops on the draft 2006 report are


enter a liability suit, according to
O'Brien.
Another cost issue is the redun-
dancy of screening certain person-
nel, especially prisoner laborers.
"What if you wanted to employ
a large group of prisoners at or near
a school there would be no
point in spending the money on a
Level 2 screening on each of them,
and yet the law absolutely requires
it," O'Brien said.
The Glades school board mem-
bers were concerned about the
effectiveness, and indeed the
necessity, of the law.
"This is a concern for those who
could come into harm's way like
Jessica Lunsford's case, but we
lose children like her, the same age,
far more often in automobile acci-
dents, and things of that nature,
and nothing seems to be done
about those children," said District
3 board member Tom Gaskins, Jr.
"Who is going to ever take a stand
and see that a lot of questions are
being left un-addressed, and take a


thanks to the sugar cane industry.
Although Moore Haven is no
longer an area commercial center,
it believes that Main, Street will be a
catalyst for revitalization and rede-
velopment that will help preserve
the surviving historic and cultural
resources of the city. The local pro-
gram will be administered by the
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council.
Starke (population 5,593)-Set-
tlers began moving to Starke as
early as 1854. In its early days, cot-
ton, lumber, and turpentine domi-
nated its economy, with trade cen-
tered on the Atlantic to Gulf
Railroad depot. By 1915, when the
railroad began offering refrigerated
rail car service, the strawberry
became one of the county's main
cash crops. World War II engen-
dered an economic boom that


Hoot," and others remain on the
schedule, along with the Arts and
Crafts show and lectures at the
Doyle Conner Building in Moore
Haven. According to Glades County
Economic Development Council
Executive Director Tracy Whirls,
since its inception, the Big O Birding
Festival has been intended to attract
visitors to Hendry and Glades Coun-
ties, to promote nature-based
tourism around the "Big O."
"Toward that end, we will be
upgrading our Web site, producing
a new brochure to be printed in
October, promoting the event at
similar festivals around the state
this fall, and targeting birding publi-
cations," Ms. Whirls,said. "We
hope to rnake -this yeAr's festival
bigger and better than ever."
In its fifth year, the Big 0 Birding
Festival is hosted by the Glades
County Economic Development
Council and sponsored by United
States Sugar Corporation, Sprint,
The Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Hendry County Tourism
Development Council, Audubon of
Florida, U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers Jacksonville District, the City
of Moore Haven, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion, and the South Florida Water
Management District. For more
information on the Big 0 Birding
Festival please contact Ms. Whirls
at (863) 946-0300 or e-mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.


set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 through
Thursday, Sept. 29. Workshops
will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5p.m. the
first two days and from 8:30 a.m.
to noon on the third day. All work-
shops will be held at the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Headquarters on Gun Club
Road in West Palm Beach.


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stand and repeal this?" he asked
O'Brien.
"I'm not sure, but that would
involve putting one's career on the
line," said O'Brien.
O'Brien said that the law is still
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Glades Day holds off Clewiston to a 19-14 victory.


BELLE GLADE The Glades
Day Gators used a relentless run-
ning attack and capitalized on
Clewiston mistakes to pin a 19-
14 loss on the Tigers (1-1) in a
non-district rivalry. The Gators
dominated the first half, with
Clewiston only getting 10 offen-
sive snaps. On the night, Glades
Day had 48 rushing attempts for
a net of 126 yards.
Glades Day (1-1) scored early
when junior tailback Lloyd
Monday scampered 14 yards.
Monday led the Gator attack with
121 yards on 27 tries. Gator jun-
ior quarterback Brandon Smith,
subbing for starter Josh McGre-
gor who suffered a shoulder sep-
aration in their season opener,
was 4-of-8 passing for 53 yards
and had touchdown passes of


nine yards and one yard to Ricky
Reitz and Andrew Joseph,
respectively. All of the Gator
scoring came in the first half as
the Tiger defense stiffened after
the intermission.
Clewiston got on the board in
the second period when junior
quarterback Jared Combass
threw a corner route to senior
receiver Warren Wood for a 21-
yard score. In the third quarter,
the Tigers got the ball on the
Gator's 20-yard line after the
errant punt snap. After a holding
penalty, the Tigers got the ball
back to the 14-yard line before
they were held on downs. Then
midway in the final period, Tiger
defender Sim Putnam blocked a
Gator punt and recovered on the
Glades Day 42. Senior running


back Randi Scott popped off the
right side for 27 yards and two
plays later junior John Melton
scored on a seven-yard run with
5:30 left in the contest.
The Tigers had a chance to
win the game when they held on
downs at the Gator 14 and then
got a short Glades Day punt that
was downed at the Gator 32 with
3:15 remaining. But the Tiger
offense incurred two major
penalties and lost the ball on
downs with only a minute on the
clock.
Tiger Coach Tommy Morrell
was displeased with his team's
performance. "We just made too
many mental errors in key situa-
tion. We gave them three critical
first downs on the third and
short situations by jumping off


sides on hard snap counts. We
also turned the ball over twice."
Junior tailback Jamal Hubert
led the Tiger rushing with 69
yards on 13 carries. The Tiger
defense was led by nose tackle
Pedro Diaz, linebacker Collin
Rickets and defensive back D. J.
Bartlett with seven tackles each.
Sim Putnam's punt block was
his second of the season.
The Tigers lost the brother
duo of linebacker Richard Pope
and defensive back Richard
Pope to early injuries and they
were taken at halftime to the
hospital for additional diagnosis.
The Tigers have an open week
ahead and hopefully they will be
ready for the key match up with
Glades Central the following Fri-
day.


1 2 3 4 Total


Clewiston 0 7 0 7


Clewiston Glades Day


First Downs 6
Rushes/Total


Glades Day 6 13 0 0 48/126
19 Pass
Scoring: Con
Glades Day: Lloyd Monda, 14- Pun
yard run; kick failed Fumr
Clewiston: Warren Wood, 21-
yard pass from Jared Combass; Pen
PAT Jared Combass Stat
Glades Day: Ricky Reitz, 9-yard Rus
pass from Brandon Smith; Pass
failed 27/121
Glades Day: Andrew Joseph, 13/69y
1-yard pass from Brandon Smith; Rec
PAT Mike Fernandez
Clewiston: John Melton, 7 yard 1/23 y
run; PAT Jared Combass 1/21 ya


sing Yards 62
ipl/Att/Int 5/9/0
ts/Avg 0
ibies/Lost 3/2
alty/Yds 7/65


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22/123

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Leaders:
thing: Lloyd Monda (GD)
yards; Jamal Hubert (C)
yards
eiving: John Melton (C)
yards; Warren Wood (C)
.rds


Terriers fall to Jacksonville Christian


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN The Moore
Haven Terriers fought hard for a vic-
tory at home on Friday, Sept. 9.
Despite a visibly improved effort
from the team's previous two
games, the Terriers fell to a physical
Jacksonville University Christian
20-13, after a strong second half
comeback by the visitors.
The Terriers were the first to get
on the scoreboard after a long first
quarter offensive drive led by senior
quarterback Rod Huggins. The
drive was capped off by a one-yard
touchdown run by senior fullback
Willie Grant with 3:49 remaining.
The first quarter ended with
Moore Haven up by seven, as the
Terrier defense was able to hold
Jacksonville Christian scoreless
through halftime. The defense had a
strong first half, led by senior line-
man Joe Thompson who had a sack
and fumble recovery for the Terriers.
The game became a tale of two
halves after the break, as Moore
Haven began to make costly mis-
takes, and the players became visi-
bly tired. Two straight offensive
drives were cut short by lost fum-
bles. Jacksonville Christian capital-
ized on the second turnover by
driving and scoring on a one-yard
run byJackory Hunter, bringing the
score to 8-7 after the successful
two-point conversion.
The game was still held close by
strong performances on special
teams, highlighted by a long kick
return by sophomore Jerrell Smith.
However, more mistakes began to
sabotage the Terrier -offensive
effort, when another fumble lost to
Jacksonville led to another score
on a three-yard run by University
Christian.
The game was then dictated by
JUC's time-eating running game,
which helped keep the Terriers
fighting for air until the visitors
closed the game on a four-yard
score with 3:10 left in the final quar-
ter, bringing the score to 20-7 after
another failed two-point attempt.
The Terriers managed to add to


Pahokee I

Sophomore
sensations shines
By Nina G. Wills
Coming off a disappointing per-
formance last week, the Pahokee
Blue Devils had something to prove
Friday night in their home opener
at Lair Field against the Pope John
Paul Eagles. Loyal Pahokee fans
filled the stands to support their
team. The Blue Devils were
focused on the goal at hand win-
ning the game.
On Pahokee's first possession,
quarterback Robert Love led the
team down the field connecting
with Martavious Odopis on a 59-
yard reception. One play later,
sophomore running back Janoris
Jenkins ran the ball into the end
zone for a Devils touchdown. The
attempt at the extra point failed.
Jenkins would prove to be a
weapon on both sides of the ball.
With less than a minute to go in the
first quarter, Jenkins playing at the
free safety position picked off the
Eagles' quarterback, Justin Feagin,
at the Eagles 35-yard line. Jenkins
sauntered into the end zone six
plays later for another Devils touch-
down. The attempt at the two-
point conversion failed, but the


Glades Central

Raiders mark first win


BELLE GLADE Glades
Central made a strong first
showing last Friday, handily
defeating Cardinal Newman in
their season opener. Despite
having entered the season two
weeks later than scheduled
because of Hurricane Katriha,
the Raiders took home the vic-
tory.
The Raiders rushed out the
gates early, scoring a surpris-
ing seven touchdowns in the
first half alone, a score that


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Senior fullback Willie Grant fights for yardage against Jacksonville University Christian, who
came away with a 20-13 victory in Moore Haven.


their score with 19 seconds remain-
ing when Huggins ran -a keeper in
for six. The two-point attempt was
no good, and an ensuing onside
kick attempt was unsuccessful.
The Terriers went home frustrat-
ed by Jacksonville's physical play,
including defensive line pressure,
which hurried most of the second
half plays, hurting Moore Haven
drives in the late quarters. Huggins
was at times uncomfortable in the
pocket, going just 2-for-7 on pass-.
ing for minimal yardage. In fact, the
longest pass play was on a halfback
option by senior running back Nate
Kelly to senior tight end Robert
Barnes, setting up the final score for
the Terriers.
Despite the loss, the Terriers
fomuht hard and mav ain rconfi-


carried the team through the
rest of the game. Cardinal
Newman was unable to keep
up with that pace, scoring a
touchdown in the first quarter,
with a final total of 14 points to
the Raiders' crushing 48. A
strong rushing game kept Car-
dinal Newman at bay.
The Glades Central team
prepares for its next game
against Suncoast tomorrow,
before facing local rival
Clewiston the following week.


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Devils upped their advantage to a
12-0 lead, which they held through
the first half of play.
The Devils took their lead over
the Eagles into the break. Robert
Love threw two interceptions in the
first half, but the Devils defense
dominated the Eagles and never
allowed them to score off of the
Pahokee turnovers. Blue Devils'
Javaris Lee also recovered a fumble-
in the second quarter.
To start the third quarter, the
Eagles put together a promising
drive. The speed of the Pahokee
defenders and a few costly penal-
ties forced the Eagles to attempt a
35-yard field goal. The field goal
sailed wide left. With 7:24 left in the
third quarter, Pahokee took the ball
back on downs on their own 20-
yard line. This was one of the best
drives by Pahokee's offense.
On a critical third down and
nine, Love rolled to his right and
connected with Tamarcus Porter
for the first down at their own 35-
yard line. Porter, though, showed
-his athletic ability by gaining five
more yards on the play, fighting off
the Eagle defenders. Pahokee was
called for holding on the next play
and faced a first and 20. The offense
didn't falter, though and two plays
later, Robert "Rah Rah" Love threw
a strike to Nikita White who ran


down the sidelines -and scored a
third Blue Devils touchdown. The
play was good for 59 yards and the
Blue Devils extended their lead on
the Eagles 18-0.
In the fourth quarter, the Eagles
were finally able to get on the
board with a 35-yard field goal by
Alex Ruoff. In the closing minutes
of the game, the Devils offense put
together a nice 46-yard drive with'
Janoris Jenkins finishing it off with
his third touchdown of the game.
The extra point was good by Jose
Rodriguez putting the Devils on top
by a score of 23-3. On the Eagles
last possession, Feagin threw
another interception. Anthony
Sheppard hauled in the pick. Love
took a knee to end the game and
the players walked away with a vic-
tory. The Blue Devils defeated the
Eagles 25 to 3.
"I'm pleased with our win," said
iPahokee head coach Foster. "I
think we could have done a lot bet-
ter, but right now we are on track
for what we need to do."
They played sloppy at times
with unnecessary penalties and
turnovers, but a win is a win. The
Devils had something to prove, and
they did just that Friday night. They
dominated the game on both sides
of the ball. The offense had 394
total yards. The Blue Devils defense


held the Eagles to only five first
downs.
Jenkins was the player of the
game scoring three touchdowns
and adding an interception to an
impressive performance. Jenkins
said, "I just wanted to show coach
Foster what I could do. It [the win]
feels good."
Coach Foster said at the begin-
ning of the season this was the year
for the younger players to step up.-
He nicknamed Janoris Jenkins and
Martavious Odoms the "Sopho-
more Sensations." Both sopho-
mores shined in the Blue Devils
win against the Pope John Paul
Eagles. The Devils will be on the
road Friday night Sept. 16 at Florida
Air Academy.
Team Statistics:
Robert Love was 15 of 25 for
270 yards, one touchdown,, and
three interceptions.
Nikita White had three recep-
tions for 76 yards and one touch-
down.
- Tamarcus Porter had four recep-
tions for 54 yards.
Martavious Odoms had five
receptions for 117 yards.
Janoris Jenkins rushed for 67
yards and three touchdowns and
had one interception.


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Clewiston cross-country results


Submitted to INI/Clewiston High School
CHS Athletes of the Month
The CHS Athletes of the Month are Warren Wood, left,
grade 12 and Miranda Waddell, right, grade 12. These
athletes work hard, put forth great effort in both practices
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Lake Area Varsity Sports

Schedules


Cross-country meet results at
Cypress Lake High School -
Sept. 6.
Girls:
24:21
1
Cypress
Lauren Gaidry
2
Cypress
Megan McGuire
20-25
3
Riverdale
Ally Herring
20-41
4
Clewiston
Juanita Perez
22-03
5
Clewiston
Jennie Mazariges
22-12
6
Riverdale


Sierra Griffin
22-16
7
Riverdale
Megan Richardson
23-45
8
Riverdale
Katherine Thompson
24-03
9
Riverdale
Katy Henderson
24-07
10
Riverdale
Olivia Roberts
25-54
11
Clewiston
Jessica Rosario
26-03
12
Clewiston
Jenny Raiz
26-19


Boys:
1
Riverdale
Dan Waley
24:54
2
Riverdale
Matt Frydenlund
27:23
3
Cypress
Chris Hipkins
28:45
4
Cypress
Jesse Hardy
29:22
5
Cypress -
Mark Adams
29:30
6
Cypress
Patrice Louis
29:47


Cypress
Chris Dunn
30:13
8
Clewiston
Eric Lopez
30:52
9
Cypress
Jesse Carcamo
34:41
10
Clewiston
Josh Ingram
47:55
11
Clewiston
Brandon Caulkins
51:20
12
Clewiston
Jeorge Esparanza


Annual Tiger Trek results


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
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erage, please send game stats
to myoung@newszap.com.
Glades Day
Gator Football:
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage
(Delray), away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: St. John Neumann,
home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.
Lady Gator volleyball:
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christ-
ian, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
-home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury
,Tournament, 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 Christ-
ian, 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 Acade-
my, away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4
p.m.
Gator cross-country sched-
ule:
Sept. 8: American Heritage
meet, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16: Wellington Invita-
tional, 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 Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet,
away, 4 p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home, TBA


CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton High School Golf Team got
off to a great start for the 2005
season, once the weather began
to cooperate. After three consec-
utive rained out matches, the
Tigers finally got a chance to get
the ball rolling on Tuesday, Sept.
6 against the LaBelle Cowboys.
Sophomore Brandon Pena led'
the Tigers to open the season
with a victory over the Cowboys.
Pena had the low score of the
day with a one over par 37, fol-
lowed by senior Brett Cameron
shooting a 45 for nine holes. The
Tigers defeated the Cowboys by
a score of 177-244.
The other scores by Tiger
golfers Jared Bacallao, who shot
a 47, and Steven Westbury with
a 48 completed the victory from
the par 36 front nine at the
Clewiston Golf Course.
The Tigers traveled to Valen-
cia Golf Course in Naples on
Wednesday, Sept. 7 to battle the
Cowboys and Immokalee Indi-
ans in a tri-match. Once again,
the Tigers managed to find victo-
ry, beating out both schools with
the lowest score on the Naples


Moore Haven
High School
Terrier Football:
Sept. 16: Hollywood Qristian,
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, 7 p.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. 1l: Evrglades City,
home, 1 p.m.
Oct. 13: Heartland Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian,
away, 7 p.m.
Pahokee varsity football
schedule:
Sept. 16: Florida Air Acade-
my, away
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman,
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (home-
coming), home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away

Glades Centeral
Football
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,
Home


course. The Tigers scored a 159,
compared to a 181 by
Immokalee and 223 by LaBelle.
The score of 159 is one of the
best efforts by a Tiger team in
over ten years. These guys are.
for real!
The medalist winner for the
match was senior captain
Cameron, who shot an even-par
36, a personal best for the four-
year varsity golfer. Pena finished
with a round of one over par 37.
Westbury and James Miracle
each had nice rounds of 43 to
round out the scoring of the
Tigers on the day.
The Tiger linksters completed
the week with a match at one of
the nation's top rated public
courses at Eastwood Golf
Course in Ft. Myers on Thursday.
The CHS team split a tri-match
with Mariner High School of
Cape Coral and Dunbar High
School of Ft. Myers.
The first loss of the year came
at the hands of Mariner as the
Tritons scored a 161 to the
Tigers' 183. Dunbar was disqual-
ified, with only one golfer partic-
ipating for a score of 70.


The following are the results
from the 5K Tiger Trek that took
place on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 in
Clewiston, Florida.
Overall Female
12, 1, Kaitlin Marotti, Labelle,
15,24:42
Overall Male
1, 1, Bruce McManus, Clewis-
ton, 39, 18:05
Female 14 and under
26, 1, Johanna Meza, Labelle,
14,28:20
31,2, Gabby, Pahokee, 11,29:21
39, 3, Kenalt Marotti, Labelle,
11,31:25
42, 4, Alexis Price, Clewiston,
14,32:42
43, 5, Karina Marinez, Labelle,
14,33:20
44, 6, Laura Munoz, Labelle, 14,
33:25
45, 7, Roxana Razo, Labelle, 14,
34:50
48,8, Katie, Pahokee, 11,37:25
51, 9, Beatrice Perez, Clewiston,
14,38:22
56, 10, Leatrice, Pahokee, 14,
40:43
57, 11, Ashleigh, Pahokee, 13,
40:45
58,12, Rosa, Pahokee, 13,40:53
59, 13, Beatrice, Pahokee, 13,
41:09
Male 14 and under
5, 1, Jose Guillen, Labelle, 14,
21:00
9, 2, Erick Lopez, Clewiston, 14,
23:33 .
10, 3, Brandon Caulkins,
Clewiston, 14,24:04
15, 4, Caleb Rhoden, Labelle,
14, 25:25
16, 5, Frank Self, Clewiston, 13,
25:45
18, 6, John Marotti, Labelle, 13,
26:45
24, 7, Anthony Brewer, Paho-
kee, 14,28:09
47, 8, Jonathan Jones, Pahokee,
13,37:24
55, 9, Rick Villanuea, Pahokee,
13,40:34
Female 15-19
17, 1, Jessica Alsina, Labelle, 15,
25:58
25, 2, Juanita Perez, Clewiston,
17,28:19
27, 3, Jennie Mazariegos,
Clewiston, 17,28:27
28, 4, Brittani McNeal, Clewis-
ton, 17,28:33
34, 5, Megan Dodd, Alva, 16,
.29:49
35, 6, Rhonda Burton, Labelle,
15,30:13
37, 7, Cheryl Kook, Alva, 15,
30:46
49, 8, Wendy, Pahokee, 17,
38:11
52,9, Renee, Pahokee, 16,38:56
60, 10, Jessica Rosario, Clewis-
ton, 17, 44:37
61, 11, Jenny Reyes, Clewiston,
16,44:43
Male 15-19
3, 1, Hugo Gijon, Immokalee,
17, 18:18
4,2, Josh Chisholm, Labelle, 18,
20:45
6; 3, Brandon Temples, Labelle,


Low scores were recorded by
Mariner golfers Conner Arendell
and Nick Holiday. Pena led
Clewiston with a 39 on the tough
par 35 front nine of Eastwood.
The Tigers finished the week
4 and 1. They will travel to Okee-
chobee Sept. 14 to play the Bra-
hamans and host, the Lake
Placid Sea Dragons on Sept 15.

Tiger Golf Roster
Brett Cameron (Captain),
Senior
Kyle Kirstein, Senior
Stephen Duplooy, Senior
Aura Reyes, Senior
Josh Adams, Junior
James Miracle, Junior
Justin Cotton, Junior
Jared Bacallao, Junior
Brandon Pena, Sophomore
Adam Haire, Sophomore
Steven Westbury, Sophomore
Tim Burke, Freshman
Matthew Ashton, Freshman
Joshua Clark, Freshman
Steven Stewart, Freshman
Coach: Mike Kemp


15,21:11
7,4, Jacob Stallings, Labelle, 15,
21:22
8, 5, Trey Armstrong, Clewiston,
15, 23:06
11, 6, Josh Silverman, Boca
Raton, 15, 24:11
21, 7, Robert Pass, Clewiston,
16,27:41
22, 8, Joshua Ingram, Clewis-
ton, 15,27:45
23, 9, Josh Egan-Wyer, Clewis-
ton, 17, 27:50
32, 10, John Davis, Clewiston,
15,29:25


40, 11, Erik Bowers, Alva, 19,
32:09
41, 12, Robbie Davis, Pahokee,.
17,32:10
Female 20 29
30,1, KeriAlford, Clewiston, 23,
28:43
36, 2, Zayra Chin, West Palm
Beach, 28,30:25
Male 20- 29
2, 1, Lance Sluder, Okeechobee,
24, 18:-10
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None
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1st) What has the hospital done to operate in a
fiscally responsible fashion?

1. Implemented a 7% reduction in force, which eliminated
non clinical positions and will save the facility S800,000
annually;
2. Implemented a wage freeze for staff;
3. Converted the facility to Critical Access Hospital desig-
nation under Medicare, which will result in at least an
additional $300,000 per year;
4. Introduced a new 'swing bed' rehabilitation service that
will allow us to utilize inpatient beds and increase revenues
by over $ 100.000 annually;
5. Sold the Home Health business, which will save
$100,000 annually;
6. Discontinued other unprofitable contracted services that
will save $100,000 annually;
7. Reduced expenses for traveling contract Rci',tcred
Nurses by 50.';
8. Reestablished our connection with the community and
involved the community in our strategic planning i O1 c..s.:
9. Looked at several future process chli:ag-c,. such as set-
ting up a fast track cash only clinic, faster follow up on
self-pay bills; and more soplistic.tlcd c-cicening processes
to reduce bad debt. It was determined that these pri",_,iin
could potentially save over $200,000 annually;
10. Reduced Days in Accounts Receivable from 74 to 53
and used the increased cash flow to pay down loan debt
and slash interest costs. At July 31, 2005 our loan balance
was $1.6 million ioeri thcn the bhiiniLc ;it July 31, 2004.
11. Anticipate closing out tis'cl year with a s (01t0100
gain, which will be used to pay down debt.

2nd) How does the hospital serve the daily
healthcare needs of the community?

A.tciirdine to our Septunbeir 30, 20(1 1- Op'lraiil; Indicators:


Annual 2004 Summary
HR.spital RcT-,ii.li EmCreIni.\ Department visits
Family Care Center visits
SIrL'-'iUd C(.e,
R.IdiuIii' Exams
[.;aorjair\ Tests
Rehabilitation Units of Care
1'h.,rmin. Doses Illcd
Total ; -


Daily
45
32
26
2
45
240
80
.267
737


Annually

1l,760
9,449
490
16,305
87,266
29,114
97,184
271,131


I lie hospital also ,ponsors prou;inn< to bolster coImnulimit%
health, including Dialcic's educa:iion. immunization p.riumn..
free health .,.creien, at annual health fairs, and other outreach
programs.


3rd) What is the mission of our hospital?
Hendry vRei'nriald MdicaIl Center was established 54 years
ago in 1951 as a tax supported nti-f.,r-pr. fit healthcare center
to make community medical care accessible to patients
regardless of their ability to pay. This mission of serving all
icident.-,. ri-ardle'I of theii ability to tpay, has required tax
support to meet th. coinmuni;'s n. iced and to cover hospital
expenses. I he hospital makes every effort to tI t. i, nil utilize
tax dollars.


4th) What does a survey of the county's popu-
lation reveal about the task of providing med-
ical care to the county?

I he 2002 County Behavioral Ri'k Factor Surveillance System
(BRFSS) survey was conducted among adults in lorndia t Iin
September 2002 through January 2003. Overall, 34,551 adults
were randonml selected and interviewed for the survey; about
500 adults were .sir' cNed in each county. The purpose of this
survey was to obtain county-level estimates of the prevalence
of personal health bhhai ioiN that contribute to mni hidli and.
mortality.

For HtendrN County:


*Adults with no health coverage
*Adults unable to get medical care
'*Alults who say health is poor
*People with no personal provider
*Adults withdi diabetes
*Adults who smoke
,Adults who are obese
*Adults % il i hih li c cil tr.i|l


Percent
42%
21%
34"t
45%
19%
33%
37";
44%


Ranking
Hilii',i i the state
H Ilnh' inI the state
tieh..,i in the state
IiLt.,' in the state
Highest in the suite
fl 4Ahik iIn IhI het:t'
-iih I inthe stalte
Hihli.i in the state


5th) Why has the hospital required an
increase in community tax support?

Write-.ffs for charity care skyrocketed between 2003 and
2005 because fewer re-idents in the community ar able to
afford health insurance, This is p.ail attributable to dtc.line'
in the local economy and a lack of employer insurance cover-
age for ill Ilot.l workers.
looking at the gross charPgc- that are written off for uncom-
pensated care in comparison to net costs for providing those


The chart below graphically illustrates the sharp increase in the hospital's charity carefor community residents who were
unable to pay for medical care during that period.

HRMC Uncompensated Care and Taxes
Fiscal Year 2000 to 2005


Bad Debt
Charity Care
liim wini Triti Care

'lkToiUncxnpensaed1CQe
Medicaid WritecoIl '
Toial


FY 2005
$3,174,101
$1,461,126
74%

$4,635,227
1.932,818
$6,68,045


Y20041
$3,019.555
$ KUMl ,r'
70%
5..860(534
$2,285,019
$6,145,553


$2,769,227
$ 493,669

$3,262,896
$1,817,807
$5,080,703


FY 2002
$2,755,384
$546,587
41%

$3,301,971
$1 .906,615
$5.208.586


$2,412,207
$387,947
25%

$2,800,154
$1,745.019
$4,545,173


-Y.2.000
$ 2,296.082
$309,712

$2,605,793
$1,776,247
$4,382,040


Einimiled Costs:
Bad Debt
Cha:rit Care
Increase in Chjait% Care


200)5

2.063,166
049.732
74%


'foal U.ilnmpenaensed 'larCe 3.012.898
Medicaid 1.159.691
C, ,,1 fi Indigent ('are 4,172.588


Taxes Rccci' ed


$4,754.944


2004
1,962,711
546,636
70%

2,.59..347
1,371,011
3.880.359

$3,337,299


services, it is recognized that there is no e\act itiethod to
extract net cost for each $1,00 of uncompensated tare.
Because our cost of operations generally amount to 50'r -
55% of our total charges. we account for net costs to provide
untminpensated care % ith similar formulas.
However, because Medicaid and Self Pay Paticnts represent
over 30'" of all hospital charges. serving this large demo-
giaphic group has large indirect costs in addition to direct
patient care costs. For example, indi% idual, requesting free
care must go through a qualifiLaiion process which requile-.
additional costs to admirniter, including Nerification of
income. assisting iiliInts Io qiialil\ for federal progrmi'S. pro-
siding considerably more discharge planning and social ser-
vice support, as well as paying for treatments at other facili-
lic'- thai we can not prm ide ourel ches. This is referred to in
the industry as the "Cost of Indigeno ('are". We conservamie-
ly estinmae these additional costs to be 10% to 15% of our
total costs.
I 'sing a 65', ratio ofl costs to charge', we have dec eloped the
1o, li ing chari i cl .inimic the total costs to provide indigent
care and included taxes received net of the indigent tax pay-


ments

I/u fillo' nmm isa graph of thee numbers:


$,000,.000
$4,500,000
$4,000,000
$3,500.000
$3.000.000
$2.500 000
52,000,000


HRMC Taxes and Costs

Taxes
---- ---- --

C o s t \
4 ..... 00 22" "




2005 2004 2003 2002 2001


In 2(Mlfl. and 2001 the la\e, exceeded cost but
increase in cost ol sen ing this group exceeded tt
land valuations and. so costs about equaled iax\e
2004 we experienced a dramatic increase in cha
our costs exceeded our tax collections. In 2005
the increase in the mill levy from 2.5 to 3.1 mill
elections e\ceededd our costs absorbing another
increase in the cost ol indigent care.

By rutting our operational costs we are able t
savings in 2005. We will use it to vpa> do wn de
our financial position to what it was in 2003. '11
is we will be in much better financial shape an
looking to continue this success and begin rol
mill rate this Near.


6th) What does the recent tax increa
to the average taxpayer?

in 2003, a home allied at $150.000 was taxe(
which included Homestead E\emplion adjusted
was based on the 2.5 mill rated from 1992)
uncompensated care. in 2004, the hospital inere
rate to 3.1, which meant a total ltaahle amount o
year -a difference of %75.50

7th) How is the hospital determining
way to meet the community's health
needs?


2003
1,799,998
320.885
-Im

2,120,882
1.090.684
3,211.567

$3.245.095


2002


1,791,000
355.281
41 4

2.146,281
1.143.969
3,290.250

S3.224.417


1.567.935
252,166
25%

1,820,100
1,047,011
2,867,112


2m0O


1,492,453
201,313

1,693,766
1,065,748
2,759.514


$3,160,395 $ 3,076,570


Some of the positive comments from the focus groups includ-
ed:
1. Con' enient location
2. Personalized care
3. Good relationship with medical proider
4. Presence of specialists: pediatrics; gastro-intestinal; cardi-
ologi.s: geriatrics: infectious diseases
5. Fc" er ("mro ds
.6. Life sa\ ing treatment available in our hometown
7. Positiie ec\prience in the hospital/ER

In response to recognized areas of need, the hospital has hired
more bilingual nurses to better serve the Spanish population.
The hospital has also added a new physician. It has improved
support services staff in maintenance, housekeeping and
dieiarN. The Cardio-Pulmonary Department was redesigned.
Re"pirator) staff was added and their equipment was updated
including ventilators. EKG machines, holler monitors, and
pulmonlar) fIunction equipment.


8th) Is the hospital accredited meeting the
requirements of professional organizations for
quality of care?

taxes Receted In addition to passing state inspections in the l.ab and the
Risk Management departments, the hospital recently renewed
f ient accreditation with Joint Commission on the Accreditation of
Hospital Organizations, the College of American Pathologists
and the American College of Radiologists.

Press Ganey, a national research firm that conducts patient
| atisfaction surveys, announced that Hendry Regional is the
Taxes recipient of its coveted 2005 "Compass Award" for signifi-
cantlh impro ing patient satisfaction scores.

cost Additionally, HRMC was the first hospital in the state of
Florida to implement a "virtual 24 hour pharmacy service."
2000 HRMC developed the video verification system that is now
used by national companies.

t by 2002 the HRMC also participates in the Florida Critical' Access
he incicawc in Hospital Collaborative Group. a group lead by representa-
collected. In tives from the I.Uni ersity of Florida College of Pharmac) and
rarity care and the Office of Rural Health. focusing on medication safety.
as a result ot Leaders of the group recently assessed HRMC's Pharmac)
s our tax col- accomplishments and judged them to be the benchmark by
-r substantial which all other Critical Access Hospitals should be measured.

9th) Does Hendry Regional provide services to
' aerdide this the Labelle community?
h+t and return
he good news
d we will ne w HRMC services are available to all residents of Hendry
ling back.the ('ount%. Physical therapy services are provided within
ng Labelle. 'he hospital remains dedicated to identifying and
prn, iding needed healthcare services to Labelle in the future.

se mean 10th) Has the hospital explored other means
of financial support?

d at $312.00, Recently, the hospital sponsored surveys with community
ntis. (This tax leaders to investigate the need to reactivate the Hendry
) To suppoii Regional Medical Center's Foundation. Of the 56 people
eased the mill that were interviewed. 94% expressed an interest in support-
1 .$387.50 per ing the hospital through the foundation.
lhe foundation can generate alternatives for capital improve-
ments and ensure continued support for the hospital's vital
the best community programs.
rare
FOR THE RECORD!


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* BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE Hard to find
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one get away 5cres on a pavedroadTor only
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* Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled
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price you're getting the mobile home for free!
Only $119,900.
* 2.5+/- acres on corner lot on Perimeter in
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* 1.25+/- acre in Montura $34,900.


* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in down-
town .LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
zoned for duplex or single family w/a possi-
bility of rezoning to Business. $129,000.
* JUST REDUCED MOTIVATED SELLER!
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* Hard to find double lot in growing Port
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* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* Corner lot:in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
for your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot .n Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900."
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
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$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 wA/large oak.
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* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
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From left to right: Melissa Corwell Mitigation Specialist, Smokey Bear, Sameera DeLeon
- Okeechobee District's Volunteer of the Year, and John DeLeon-Martin County Ranger.

Smokey Bear fire prevention


volunteer of the year award


Martin County Sameera
DeLeon, a Martin County High
School teacher, received the
Okeechobee District Volunteer of
the Year Award. Smokey Bear pre-
sented Mrs. DeLeon a plaque for
her outstanding contributions to
fire prevention and the Smokey
Bear program. Mrs. DeLeon had a
reported 86 volunteer hours for
the year.
When asked, what is the
importance of volunteering, Mrs.
DeLeon emphasized, "The most


important benefit to volunteering
is the immeasurable satisfaction
derived from being a member of
one of Florida's finest conserva-
tion, wildfire suppression and
emergency response teams."
How to volunteer:
To volunteer you must be at
least 18 years of age, or obtain
written consent of your parent or
guardian. Individuals and groups
may volunteer depending on the
needs of the Division. Due to the
physical nature of some of the


volunteer Work, volunteers must
have the health and physical con-
dition sufficient to permit carrying
out the volunteer services without
jeopardizing his or her well being
or the well being of others. If the
volunteer activity involves driving
a state vehicle, then a valid drivers
license without any serious infrac-
tions will be required.
Okeechobee District consists
of six counties: Martin, St. Lucie,
Indian River, Okeechobee, High-
lands and Glades.


Through a partnership with
Pine Jog Environmental Educa-
tion Center in West Palm Beach
and Audubon Society of Hendry-
Glades, the South Florida Water
Management District will offer to
the public escorted birding tours
at Storm-water Treatment Areas
1 West in central Palm Beach
County and STA-5 in eastern
Hendry County. The first trip is
scheduled Saturday, Sept. 17, at
STA-1 West from 8:30 a.m. to
noon, and subsequent tours are
scheduled regularly through
April 2006 at both STAs. (The
schedule is listed below.)
Expert birders from Audubon
Society of Hendry-Glades will
conduct the tours at STA-5; Pine
Jog will conduct the tours at
STA-1 West.
The storm-water treatment
areas, owned and operated by
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, are vast, construct-
ed wetlands that use vegetation
to naturally cleanse excess nutri-
ents from water before it enters
the Everglades. These remote,
shallow-water marshes attract
many species of nesting wading
birds, migratory and, other
Waterfowl such as great blue
herons, wood storks, snowy
egrets, great egrets and roseate
spoonbills.
Tours are open to anyone, but
participants must register to
reserve a space on the trips.
To sign up for the STA-1 West
Birding Tour: Call Annie McEI-
hatton at Pine Jog (561) 686-
6600 with your name and con-
tact information, the date you
want to go, and the number in
your party.


STA-1 West Birding
Tour Schedule
(subject to change)
2005
Sept. 17,
Oct. 15
Nov. 5
Nov. 19
Dec. 3
Dec. 17
2006
Jan. 14
Jan.28
Feb. 11
Feb. 25
March 11
March 25
April 15
To sign up for the STA-5 Bird-
ing Tour: Send an e-mail to Mar-
garet England sta5birding@earth-
link.net with your name and
contact information, the date you
want to go, and the number in
your party. You may also leave a
message at (863) 674-0695 or
(863) 517-0202.
Schedule for STA-5
Birding Tours
(subject to change)
2005
Oct. 22
Nov. 12
Nov. 26
Dec. 10
Dec.24
2006
Jan. 7
Jan.21
Feb. 4
Feb. 18
March 4
March 18
April 8
April 22


Directions:
STA-1 West is west of
Wellington: From West Palm
Beach Exit at Southern Boule-
vard. (SR 80) from 1-95 (exit 68)
or Florida's Turnpike (exit 97).
Go west to 20-Mile Bend, which
is approximately 111U2 miles
west of SR7/U.S.441. Turn left at
SR 880. Cross the "old iron
bridge" and proceed around the
curve. Immediately past the
curve, turn left. You'll see a yel-
low gate. Park along the shoul-
der of the dirt road that runs par-
allel to the power lines.
STA-5 is south of Clewiston:
From West Palm Beach, take
Southern Boulevard (SR 80)
west for about 45 miles (from I-
95) to US 27. Go west on US 27
from South Bay toward Clewis-
ton for about 13 1U2 miles. Look
for Evercane Road (CR 832) and
the J & J Ag. Products sign. Con-
tinue south on CR 832 for about
9102 miles to Blumberg Rd (at
the second bend in the road).
Turn left onto Blumberg and
continue another nine miles to
the STA 5 turnoff (dirt road). Go
south for 2 1132 miles on the dirt
road to the'STA 5 entrance gate.
Park before the gate in the area
to the right.
Reminders: Take sunscreen,
water, snacks, hats and wear
closed-toe shoes. Tour-partici-
pants, must stay on the levee.
There is no age minimum for the
trips. If you cancel, please let the
Pine Jog Environmental Educa-
tion Center know so someone
else can have your spot.


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Moore Haven FFA


building fences


By FFA Reporter
Whitney Ball
This summer, eight FFA stu-
dents took time out of their sum-
mer to help build a.fence for the
FFA. To show our appreciation
on Aug. 20, the Moore Haven
FFA, and Advisor Phillip Cosby
held a fun day for the following
students: Dorin Woodward, Bar-
rett Ringstaff, Colt Guy, Joe
Thompson, Carl Abbott, Marcus
Rieves, Jordan Chailland, and


Tanner Huysman.
Volunteers from the Glades
County Sheriffs Office held a
gun-safety course. Thank You to
Sergeant David Hardin and
Deputy Brian Enderly. During this
event they handed out books
and gun locks to each student.
Skeet-shoot instructors included
Tommy Greenwood and Kevin
Bryant. Their help was greatly
appreciated. Also thank you to
the parents and students for
making this event possible.


Farm Bureau will be


making magic


Hundreds of Florida's leading
farmers and ranchers will converge
on the Coronado Springs Resort
and Walt Disney World in Orlando,
Oct. 12-14 for the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation's annual meet-
ing. This year's convention theme
is "Membership Magic."
As a special part of this year's
meeting, participants will be trans-
ported to Walt Disney World's.
Epcot on Wednesday evening, Oct.
12, for a gourmet dining experi-
ence and the chance to view one of
the world's best fireworks displays.
Reservations must be made by
Sept. 29 in order to qualify for the


Farm Bureau rate of $109 per night.
(Rate is good from Oct. 9-17, based
on availability.) Make your room
reservations by calling the hotel
directly at (407) 939-1020.
Members and friends of Farm
Bureau should register for the
annual meeting by submitting a
registration form, available online
at http://FloridaFarmBureau.org
(under Notices) or at your local
county Farm Bureau office. Early
registration is $85. After Sept. 29,
registration is $95. More informa-
tion is available from Laura
Williams at (352) 378-8100, ext.
1071.


Gopher Tortoises in displacement trouble


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. The
gopher tortoise, a burrowing rep-
tile unique to the U.S. South-
eastN91tort.txt with P201orida
researchers say the tortoise's
ability to survive in coastal areas
may be one key to future preser-
vation efforts.
A UF study of gopher tortoises
on small islands near St. Augustine
could reveal whether displaced
colonies can be successfully relo-
cated to similar sites in Florida and
other states, said Dana Ehret, a doc-
toral student with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"Not much is known about
gopher tortoise populations on
small islands, because researchers
have pretty much' overlooked
them," Ehret said. "For example,
we don't know how common
these populations are, how the tor-
toises cope with the constant expo-
sure to salt or how they manage to
keep their burrows from being
flooded by the higher water table."
Gopher tortoise burrows are a
familiar sight in rural inland areas
from Louisiana to South Carolina,
the tortoise's native range, he said.
Marked by piles of sand at their
entrances, the burrows can be 10-
feet deep and 40-feet long. More
than 360 other species use the bur-
rows for shelter.
The tortoises are protected by.
Florida law and developers have
several options when specimens
are found in areas slated for con-
struction, Ehret said. They can
build at a distance from burrows,
move tortoises to other parts of the
same property, relocate tortoises to
distant properties or obtain permits
allowing work to proceed in
exchange for financial support of


Submitted to INI/
IFAS/Thomas Wright
Mike Moulton, an associate
professor with the University
of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences,
checks a gopher tortoise bur-
row in Gainesville Thurs-
day, Aug. 4. Moulton is study-
ing whether gopher tortoises
displaced by inland develop-
ment could be relocated to
coastal islands protected
from development. Found
only in six Southeastern
states, the reptiles are disap-
pearing due to loss of habitat.
tortoise conservation.
The latter option preserves tor-
toises and habitat elsewhere, but
animals on the development site
are often lost when burrows col-
lapse, he said.
Developers often prefer to


obtain the permits due to time con-
straints, Ehret said. Some tortoise
experts consider the permits an
acceptable though not ideal -
option, and believe present reloca-
tion efforts have not succeeded as a
conservation measure.
"Relocation sounds like a great
idea, but in practice it's had prob-
lems," Ehret said. "For developers,
there's a lot of work involved in cap-
turing tortoises and arranging for
them to be placed on other proper-
ty. Researchers are concerned that if
the new habitat' isn't just right the
tortoises will leave, and may end up
injured or killed anyway."
Another drawback to current
relocation efforts is that tortoises
placed on privately owned land
could be displaced again by future
development, said Mike Moulton, a
UF associate professor of wildlife
ecology and conservation and
Ehret's faculty adviser. The UF
researchers believe a better option
may be to relocate tortoises on
small islands likely to remain unde-
veloped, either due to government
protection or simply because they
are unsuitable for development.
The UF study focuses on gopher
tortoise populations on five small
islands in the Atlantic Intracoastal
Waterway, he.said. Despite the rep-
tiles' size up to 15 pounds -
and ponderous appearance, they
float and are sometimes. observed
swimming.
Hundreds of islands are found
throughout the waterway, which is
a series of bays, estuaries and navi-
gation channels reaching from
Miami, Fla. to Norfolk, Va., Moulton
said. Other islands along the
Atlantic and Gulf coasts might also
be suitable as tortoise habitat.


"We hope that with the right
preparation, some of these islands
could serve as homes for gopher
tortoises and possibly for beach
mice, indigo snakes and other
species impacted by develop-
ment," he said. "It might be possi-
ble to construct new islands specifi-
cally for this purpose."
This fall, Ehret will help monitor
an experimental effort to relocate
Florida gopher tortoises to an
island home. A Flagler County
developer has worked with state
agencies for several years to
arrange the relocation, which is
aimed at establishing a permanent
tortoise refuge, Ehret said.
"Just by coincidence, this project
had been developing independently
of our UF research and I jumped at
the chance to get involved," Ehret
said. "By observing newly intro-
duced tortoises in a coastal habitat
we may learn things that help us
focus our own research."
Gopher tortoise management
efforts need to be stepped up
throughout the Southeast, said
Craig Guyer, a biological sciences
professor at Auburn University in
Auburn, Ala. Loss of habitat is the
most serious threat facing gopher
tortoise populations in all six states
where the animal is found.
"Florida is 10 years ahead of
everyone else in terms of bumping
into this problem and being forced
to come up with solutions," Guyer
said. "The idea of setting aside land
for permanent gopher tortoise
habitat is catching on here in Alaba-
ma and I'll be interested to see if
that proves viable in coastal areas
in Florida."


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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,
Passenger and
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To Apply or inquire,
please contact Scott Bass
@ (863)946-0202 Ext.13

Carpenter Wanted
must have tools.&
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
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benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2 years
experience. Call Bynum Trans-
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Driver: TUITION PAID training
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Van Expedited.
(800)553-2778.
DRIVERS WANTED
Competitive pay & benefits.
Class A or B license w/
HAZMAT endorsement req'd.
(239)867-5408
Exp'd Plumbers Needed,
commercial/residential, full
time starting immediately.
(561)996-1159
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Harvesting
Supervisor. Experienced in
Fresh Fruit preferred.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
HARVESTING COMPANY
Looking for a Mechanic.
Interested please fax resume
to 239-369-2267
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
LOADER/EXCAVATOR
OPERATOR
For land clearing c4eration.
Exp. & own transportation a
must. Good pay w/ benefits.
Apply at:
5594 6th Street West
Lehigh Acres (239)369-6146


Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Positions $17.50-$59.00+/hr.
Full Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience Nec-
essary (800)584-1775 Refer-
ence #5600.
Route Sales
Lance Incorporated/Cape Cod
Potato Chips needs a route
salesperson in the Clewiston
area. Exc. pay & benefits.
Call 239-275-7770 or fax re-
sume to 239-275-7776.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS. Mile-
age 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
at1312W. Sugarland
Hwy. Clewiston, FL
TRUCK/LOWBOY DRIVER
CDL w/.Hazmat is required.
Must have clean driving
record. Excellent wages.
Benefits available. Apply at
5594 6th Street West
Lehigh Acres (239)369-6146


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Bi-lingual
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*- ) / 7-'Y-
:of Cle -l.... 130 bed
SNF is looking for an
external marketer for
the facility.
RN or LPN preferred
but not necessary. Ex-
perience in a long
term environment
S helpful, ability to
build relationships
S with health care
providers along with
S promoting the
services of the facility.
For a confidential
interview contact.
John A. Richards, NHA
Palm Terrace of'
Clewiston
863-983-5123.
Excellent benefit
package to include,
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vision. Along w/com-
pany paid Life Insu-
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HELP WANTED

Grounds Keeper
Opening in LaBelle with Hendry County
Commissioners. Full time position with benefits.
Applications, job description can be obtained from
HR in the LaBelle Courthouse or the sub-office in
Clewiston. Deadline for submission is
September 30, 2005.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing
assistance in the application process contact HR.




Alico, Inc.
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 Opportunity Employer.

HELP WANTED

Collections and Distribution Tech
For Pt. LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license is
required. Applications will be accepted until
September 23, 1005. Applications and job
descriptions can be obtained from the HR
Department in coi ii house. LaBelle or
the ..ii l.,ti Clewiston.
Vet pref. EEO employer. Drug/smoke free.
Applicants needing assistance in application
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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-Intitlance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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





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VOCATIONAL (Horticulture) INSTRUCTOR
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1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


ACCOUNTING CLERK III
Fast paced position available at Southern
Gardens Citrus requiring a minimum of
HS diploma or GED with 1 year account-
ing experience. Responsible for broad
range of accounting functions. Must
have good written and oral communica-
tion skills along with time management
and organizational skills. Proficient in
Microsoft Office computer programs.
Some OT required. 401 K and benefits
available. Contact HR Dept. @
863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com.


MECHANIC / MILL RIGHT
Mechanic/Mill Right
needed for large cattle ranch in Florida.
Housing provided on ranch.
Competitive salary and benefit package,
including health insurance. Drug free workplace.
Send resume to: Nancy at Rollins Ranches,
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HAS THE FOLLOWING TOB OPENINGS
Electrician Knowledge of PLC programming, troubleshoot and work on PLC pro-
grams. General electrical work 'throughout plant, troubleshooting, wiring and repairs.
Willing to work (lays or nights with some weekends.
Production Foreman Good team work skills, learn juice processing operations and
various pieces of equipment. Bilingual English/Spanish desirable. Read, write and fol-
low processing procedures and established practices. Day shift opening.
Packaging Equipment Operator Become familiar and operate high speed case
packaging equipment. Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, minor repairs
and maintain equipment operational. Willing to work days or nights with some week-
ends.
Pulp Cell Operator/Lead Person Familiarize and operate pulp cell packaging recov-
ery system and it's by-products. Perform PM's, troubleshoot, minor repairs to keep sys-
tem operational. Be willing to work days or night with some weekends.
Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shift differential pay; medical/den-
tal/vision plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday pay. Other bene-
fits available. Apply in person at 6007 South Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-0336.
M/F/V/H/EOE
Electricista Diagnostica, mantiene, alambra y repara various sistemas de electricidad y
controls electr6nicos (instrumentaci6n y esquemdtico de PLC) en una plant de pro-
ducci6n. Trabajo de dias o noches y a veces fines de semana.
Mayordomo de Producci6n- Habilidad para trabajar en equipo, aprender los various
trabajos de procesamiento ye de equipo. Se desea bilingUe ingles/espafiol. Leer,
escribir y seguir procedimientos de process y prdcticas establecidas. Turno de dia.
Operador de Maquina para Empaquetar Familiarizarse y operar equipo de alta
velocidad. Hacer mantenimiento preventive, diagnosticar, reparaciones menores y man-
tener el equipo funcionando. Trabajo de dia o noches y unos fines de semanas.
operator de Celdas de Pulpa/Encabezado Familiarizarse y operar el sistema de
recopiladora de pulpa y products secundarios. Hacer mantenimient\preventivas,
diagnosticar, reparaciones menores para mantener el sistema funcionando con eficaz.
Listo para ,t,ij i li.i. o noches con algunos fines de semana.
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 feri-
ados; Otros beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en 6007 Carretera 29 Sur,
LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-0336. Empleador-de Oportunidades por Igual.


VICTIM ADVOCATE (Palm Beach County Victim
Services, Belle Glade), $16.22/hr. Provides cri-
sis and support counseling, court accompani-
ment and general advocacy for victims of
sexual/domestic assault, general cdmes and
homicides. Includes crisis intervention and fol-
low-through services on 24-hour rotational ba-
sis. BS/BA Psych., Counseling, Criminal Justice,
Sociology/related; 1 yr. professional exp. or 2 or
more yrs volunteer work in area of criminal vic-
timization OR professional/paraprofessional gen-
eral social or advocacy work incl. general
criminal justice in a social service agency or
dcept. (or unrelated BS/BA and 3 yrs related exp.
Visit www.pbc.gov.com for detailed position de-
scription and employment apple. Submit appl./re-
sume with any Vet. Pref. doc for receipt by 5
p.m. 9./23/05 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S.
Military Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415;fAX:
561-616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)





':- Eo 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




Duda's Fresh Citrus Packing House has
an immediate clerical opening with
duties in personnel, payroll & workers
comp. Other duties also assigned. Excel
&.Microsoft Word skills. Bilingual a big
plus. Duda offers a competitive pay,
medical/dental/vision plans, 401K,
vacation, holiday pay, plus other benefits.
Apply in person at 6115 South Hwy 29,
LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-2600.
M/F/V/H/EOE



Citrus Belle processing plant has an
immediate clerical opening with duties in
personnel, payroll and workers comp.
Other duties also assigned. Excel &
Microsoft Word skills. Bilingual a big
plus. A. Duda & Sons offers a competi-
tive pay, medical/dental/vision plans,
401K, vacation, holiday pay, plus other
benefits. Apply in person at 6007 South
Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-0336
M/F/V/H/EOE
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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


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
Opportunities. (800)493-3688
Code J-14.

OPS-Clerical Aide
PART TIME
(10 am- 2 pm)
$8.00 an hour, at the
Everglades REC
3200 E. Palm Beach
Rd. Belle Glade..
Contact Chay at
(561)993-1511 or
fax resume at
561-993-1582
Duties will be
answering phones
and repetitive
clerical tasks.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ 30 LOCA-
TIONS ENTIRE BUSINESS -
$10,670 HURRY!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B0200033. CALL US: We will
not be undersold!
MONEY MOTIVATED? 27
year old Ft. Lauderdale nutri-
tion / infomercial company
launches Network Marketing
division. SEEKING Money Mo-
tivated Individuals *Patented
category* *killer product* Call
(866)861-0706.

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
doubtsabout 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..

Save your gas! Work from
home. WANTED Serious
business minded people to
work from home. Limited
openings. For more details &
interviews call (863)983-3480
Service Business FSBO. Sky's
the limit with this SWFL busi-
ness. http://landscapeandtree-
cofsbo.homestead.com. For
More Info Call (941)915-6168.
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income,
now medical ins. Choose
Avon!863-677-0025


****$500-$100,000+ +
FREE CASH GRANTS!
2005!***NEVER REPAY! FOR
PERSONAL/MEDICAL BILLS,
SCHOOL, NEW HOME/BUSI-
NESS, ALMOST EVERYONE
QUALIFIES. BBB LISTED LIVE
OPERATORS (800)270-1213
ext.96.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


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HELP WANTED

Administrative Assistant Administrative
Administrative Department
For the Hendry County Commissioners. All
candidates must be computer literate, able to multi
task and manage day to day activities. Apps can be
obtained from the HR Dept, Courthouse in LaBelle, or
Sub-office in Clewiston. Deadline for submission
in September 30, 2005.

Vet pref. EEO employer. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying call
863-675-5352



HOPE HOSPICE
LPN Clewiston
F/T, Mon-Fri, Some weekends, 8am-5pm
For patient home visits in Hendry & Glades counties
Must have Florida LPN License
Excellent 100% Company Paid Benefits provided.
Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Income
Insurance, Retirement Plan, Up to 26 Paid Days
Off per year, and $2500 in Educational Assistance
Complete an application at: HOPE HOSPICE
100 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
-Or-
Fax resume and cover letter indicating job preference to:
239-454-1671
EOE www.hopehospice.org/Careers.htm Drug Free


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





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Full lime- Insurance Biller


Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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The GEDO Group, Inc.
RN'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, 401 K, 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


Empoyen


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.


SABOR FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
LL C 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. C Il
S(Across from Clewiston Inn) r
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k leads you to the best
-we00 produces and services.


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



DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
sam-7pm) Alta Divorce, LLC.
established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Violence
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Traffic
*Auto Accident *Wrongful
Death. "Protect Your Rights" A-
A-A Attorney Referral Service
(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



Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.


****$500-$50,000++ FREE
CASH GRANTS! 2005! NEVER
REPAY! Personal/Medical Bills,
School, New Business-Home.
As seen on TV. NO CREDIT
CHECK! Live Operators!
(800)270-1213 ext.95.
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Our services have helped mil-
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debt & save thousands. Free
consultation. (866)410-6827.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 115
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435







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



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


AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat pump,
12 seer, brand new, never
been used. $1000
(863)467-7101
WINDOW UNIT 7000 BTU,
works good $30
(863)639-7987


ANTIQUE PIANO- Turn of the
Century, have appraisal,
beautiful, moving must sell,
$2000 neg. (863)983-1654.


CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325 asking $250. neg.
Okee (863)357-2233
DEEP FREEZE 5 cu ft. Only
used about 6 months. P.'
$159 selling for $'75
(863)639-7987
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Double
wide, Wat Ice, Light. 2 yrs
old, Excellent condition.
$400. (863)357-0709
WASHER/DRYER, Maytag,
good condition, $150.
863)467-1547 or
863)532-9700.



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



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


ALUMINUM PAN ROOFING
Used, (12) 20ft panels. $60
for all or will sep.
(863)675-8760 LaBelle
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock with all Ac-
cessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


JEANS over 50 pair, all sizes,
$150 for all or will separate
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
WEDDING DRESS open
back, sequin detailed, 6ft train,
perfect cond. Pd $900 asking
$200 (863)673-4942


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call .(863)763-8943



COMPUTER, complete, every-
thing you need to get started,
whole unit, works great,
$150. (863)467-68051
GATEWAY COMPUTER with,
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


ADJUSTABLE BED Twin w/
wireless remote. Only used
a couple months. $600
(863)675-0483
BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
g ood 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
SOFA LSCHAIR- Clean, ask-
ing $350. (863)763-5741


Merchandise

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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 & Fabric 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplios 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


DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa,
2 gIs end tbls & coffee tbl,
stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all
will sep. (863)675-0483
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898 '
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Brown, Good condition. $25.
(863)697-9979
KING SIZE BED- Head board,
Couch & Love seat, Animal
pdrint, Great cond. $400. Will
sep. (863)674-9063
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
King size w/frame. $50.
(863)697-9979
TABLE w/ 6 Chairs & 1 leaf.
Very-good condition. $100.
(863)357-4188


AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
Barrel, $200.
(863)357-5754
DEER RIFLE Husqvarna,
6.5x55MM, 4X Bushnell
Scope, synth. stk, ammo $275
(863)697-2033
Shop here first!
The classified ads



POWER CHAIR- Golden Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1200 neg 863-634-9620


LOCKET, gold, heart shaped,
holds 2 pictures, engraved
from the 40's, $20.
(863)983-1848


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- used
only 1 month, battery charg-
er, basket, 4 wheel base,
$1200(863)801-6149
LIFT'CHAIR- electrc, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
OXYGEN USERS: Travel with-
out canisters, No iore bottles!
Oxife's lightweight, Oxygen
concentrators run off your car
and in your home. U.S.A.-
made-Warranteed 800-780-
2616 www.oxlifeinc.com.
PORTABLE COMMODE- ad-
justable height, sits over toi-
let or with pail, $55
(863)357-8788.


GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect
for a corner spot Fiberglass,
excellent condition. Call
(863)697-6507 Leave msg
TANNING BED, Wolfe Ovation,
24 bulb, $1600.
(863)983-0030
WATER COOLER- Zephyr Hills,
holds 5 gal bottle, like new,
white, $75. (863)447-2130.
WebTV Internate Terminal,
Battery operated keyboard &
Electric keyboard $50.
(863)467-2639


BASS GUITAR- New Tradition
5 string, Pearl white, Brand
new $250.954-275-8111 or
(863)357-1576


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
AQUARIUM- 55 Gal & acces-
sories $50. (863)763-0280
BIRD CAGE, large, with
wheels, gray, good cond.,
$100 or best offer.
(863)467-4049
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful
males, 10 wks, first shots &
health cert. $300 ea.
(772)517-6712.
COCKATIEL'S, 1 Fancy Grey &
Yellow/2 Med. Grey, 2 Ig. cag-
es, etc. 5 mo. old. $150.
239-657-2427 before 8p
DACHSHUND PUP- mini, (F),
tan, 8.weeks, 1st shots,
$250 (863)467-4728.
FINCH BREEDING CAGE-
large, 4/x3x2, pd $80 will
sell for $55 or best offer
(863)675-3032 LaBelle
FISH TANK 75 gallon w/ light
& accessories $100
(863)675-7878
PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old,
2M-1F, UTD on all shots,
$200 (863)763-7446
POINTER PUPPIES AKC -
Champion bloodline's. Pet,
show, hunting, companion.
Will go quick! (863)467-6388
RABBITS (2) house trained,
$10.00 each
(863)635-4690.
WANTED AKC STUD- Brittany,
or Vizsla, (305)281-7264.



Demo Homesites Wanted n


your area for the NEW Kayak
ool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $ Fi-
.nancing Available. Details
(866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $1999.
(863)983-7751
POOL 31/ x 16y, in good
condition w/ all accessories.
Practically new. $100
(863)763-4512


PAINTBALL GUNS- (2) Titp-
man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets,
all for $400 (863)467-0668.
after4pm.



CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer,
DEH-P47DH, fits GM-Chrys-
lers, retails $290, sell $200
(863)357-0448.
CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $40
(863)697-2033
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.


GAS POWERED GOLF CART-
CALL (863)763-4545 OR
(260)450-2266 CELL.

Agriculture



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



MARE 14yrs old,, broke. Nice
horse. $800 (863)697-6713



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
17h/p Brggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
ROYAL & QUEEN PALM
TREES- Gorgeous!! up to
18ft high, $400 for all will
sell separate (863)675-0104


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 1am..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 -
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



COMMERCIAL OFFICE SPACE
Clewiston-1700 sf. in town,
perfect medical, retail, small
business (561)628-2992.


CLEWISTON- Country Cot-
tage 3br, 2ba, De, 1.98 ac
Lots of trees. .Quite Neigh-
b o r h o o d
$178,900 863-983-8632
Indian Hills, Moore Haven, ex-
tra large riverfront home for
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.

Real Estate




Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses SalelOt5
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 Inspection 1060
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


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For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call
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863-677-1010 ,- 863-983-3508 863-228-1142

ONLY 11 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu Caloosahatchee River!! 4 bed- Deal Fell Through Mo
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 room/2 Bath Mobile Home on the :.:. ','T' t '' "* 31-'
sq ft, Special loan pkges, Price will banks of the Caloosahatchee River!! i .u
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot 48'x1 5' rear deck overlooks the ,. 9.... ,. ,-
and home only $145K LUTZ river. Formal Living Room with 1.25ac$1099K
BUILDERS Fireplace and Formal Dining Room. 3/2
Split floor plan. 26'x30' 2 car Back On The Market Fen
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim detached carport. 8' x 21' Covered 3/2 manufactured home w/ more $99
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur- Front Deck. Paved Circular Drive. upgrades and improvements then
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH- 18'x21 and 2,1'x26' storage build- you'd believe $74.9K
ING POLE $269.9K ings. Canal with river access on the us Lak
side of the home for the fishing New Listing Fab
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty boat, and Dock Rights on the river- The mosi t t-Hor
.2., 'lT ': ", t I:G 1 i with Corps of Engineers a .rh:.' 1 l Clewistonr, ih )i I .:.r' .:or- Sea
tr.-. PII 'fD I. for the deep water boat. 1.11..1i r ner lot C,..rC ..W .210:I. Por
Ql 6... .... .,9 0 ed availability of River property, CBS. $339K A M
. $.69,900 this is a rare find at $524,900 See it
on realtor.com MLS#: 205086164 New Listing
PI W Osceola Ave. Beautiful 3 bed- 3/2 brick home immaculate and Dea
l rroom/2 bath home w/den. Carpet very well maintained w/ beautiful Mai
(new!), tile and hardwood flooring, landscaped yard. $154.9K on
Fireplace Great location-1/2 block Need Land? Got It!
Moore Haven Investment fromClewistonMiddleSchoo. New 1.25 acres in Montura Ranch 2.5
Opportunity screened porch, chainlink, fencing. AEstatesi$ 4.5
SLots, 5t Mobile Homes. All Rented Priced for quick sale at $174,900 Estates $43.5K
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Details. Offered @ $175K. bath mobile home. Double lot 4Bedroom,2 Bath on commerical ofr
w/chainlink fencing. 20 x 40 and 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commercial of r
12 x 20 Workshops. Overlook a lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K 78E
man made lake from the deck off of mei
Ask Us About Our New the master bedroom. Listed at Country Living at its Best!!!
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Pioneer Plantation 4 BR/2 BA Mobile in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
FREE CMA Reports Home located on 71/2 acres!! $169.9K L(
Great for horses and other live-
We have installed a stock. Partially cleared but w/ beau- New Listing
tiful wooded areas. Entire property North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
new software to tell is fenced. Located at the end of the Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft. F
w street for privacy. Plenty of room @ $219.9K
you what your house for 4-wheelers, etc. Property of this
is rall north size will not last long at $299,900 You want country livin pack your
is really wo .. Pictures are available on Realtor.com. stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
MLS#205064357 acres only $99.9K






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420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
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ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS KATHY GARCIA
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1cps,HaidwodFobas. $210,000 2.16 acres $349,000
3BR,$1BA 1BR 1BA $150,000 List Your
5 New Homes MONTULRA
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$215,000 $160,000 2 Lots 1.25 sisde by la 3B ediom,2Bath,1MHwlabovegiou~il
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$219,W PENDING! 27 with Building- $400,000 very ntl $112,000
3BR, 21/2BA with studio Building 2476 sq. ft. on 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
0 guest suite.us 27 lo 0Buyer In e /, Newly Remodeled
$329,000 Comrnericial Building 75'x120 Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
IOBILE HO1ES on US 27 Call For Details 1 Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
MOBILE -O S Harlem Bar Great WOld Storage Sheds w/Electric,
3BR, 2BA, Shed, on lake Business Opportunity Nicely Landscaped,
$120,000 Call for Details A Must See $140,000
SW Hon1 lot bo Ind l fI + Waterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
2 SWMH on -ot both are 100I l Spacious Interior $125,000
2BR, 1BA on .33 acres Cab.ne fop lsq.ft. wwhenkdwifla som MONUA
$75,000 & Apt. $173,000 *Wooded Lots:
Clear &8 Surveyed Lot
SPEC AL NEW LISTIS TaAppaloosa -Reduced $49,000
Ideal for large I'an-il and entert aininr -4 'r 5 bed- 2/2 acres $110,000
roorrm- 3 1 2 baths. Kit.:henr, re-done in 2003 Ne $ Bald Cypress w/improvements
Roof in 2004. 12x2-4 Shed. $75,000
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
http://www.hendry-gladesmmls.com


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CharmaineA.
Montgomery

863-697-0189
Se Habla Espanol
ntura
Single wide on 1.25 Acres. Bring
r Horses Only $84,900.00
I 2 1res,
9,900.00
ke Okeechobee Access!
t Xi rete
wall, Boat Ramp, Screened
ches and Much More!
lust See! @ $349.9K
a bI rf o a the
1.25 Acres @ $52.5K
Beautifully Wooded Acres.
teal @ $79K
AGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end
oad with 3/1.5/2 car carport.
5 Sq. Ft. workshop that is a
chanics dream. Home needs
jor renovation. Priced for
mediate sale @ $119,900

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


Marshall

R. Berner

863-228-3265

New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful Acres In Pioneer
Plantation. O tffl.1, r Perfect
Dream Ho d.' &id Enjoy the
Country @$125K
PionwA flB tal/M on
2.5 4X Ba!JJ1ft lred
Landi124,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres
@ $49,900
In Town! 2BD/1BA House with
Ad It L21l I,& arent

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

Ashley
P. Wood

863-228-1132

CLEWISTON"S FIRST TALKING
HOUSE!! 629 E Avenida Del Rio.
3/2, pool, hot tub, + many extras
great location offered @ $259K
MOORE HAVEN YACHT CLUB
3/2 fully furnished 1998 Homes
of Merit doublewide in nice 55+
community- offered @ $174,900


Taru tw 35.9iK
Invest Now-! 1.25 Acres MRE @ $40K
Bring Your 'ai on nturi P-nch
What A Beauty! 3/2 CBS home with 2
car garage, ,fron, pol, breakfast
bar. shed fr -afia flrjiet npeinhhr-
i,:d $249.9.1,(
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00

Jerry W.
Smith

561-261-3444

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 in2Ep S @
$14 .
New Flaghole Listing! 3bd/2ba
MH on a nice 2.5 acre lot full fur
nish(SA 6 W ftj tbYdB ,ed!
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


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AMgftSeel$119,000
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
S$92,000
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
MYacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE, LAND &LOTS
* FArm Land Available
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts offHendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
* 100'xlO' Lot w/bidg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000


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General Contractor

CUTOM HOMES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Call us for all of your new construction needs,

your design or ours.

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Walker

863-677-1013

Fracts, I List, Show and
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Enrique
Acosta

305-506-5876
Se Habla Espanol
proved with septic,
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les 3bd/2ba MH, pub-
& sewer available,
wanted $49,900
,anch 3bd/2ba MH
road, tenant occupied,
ew septic @ $139,900
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chase of land, single-
offered @ $79,900







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1804 Matthew Loop. O S
(863)259-3090
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
Manufactured & NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
Modular Homes THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
Land/Home Packages PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
Complete Double Section, WESTERN NC. Homes, Cab-
Setup & A/C. ins, Acreage & Investments.
From$45,000 Cherokee Mountain Realty
STANTON HOMES GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
1-800-330-6623 www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
LABELLE 3br, 2ba w/ large GEORGIA TIMBERLANDS,
living room. New roof, water FARMLAND & RECREATIONAL
heater & a/c. Ceiling fans, tile PROPERTIES FOR SALE CALL
through-out. Many upgrades. PEACHSTATE AT
Irrigation sys. on well. Fenced (866)300-7653 VISIT
b/y. On .425 acres w/ citrus & WWW.SELLFARMLAND.COM
oaktrees. Work shed w/elec. and WWW.FARMANDTIM-
$195Kneg. (863)674-1993 BER.COM.
PAHOKEE 3br, lba, CBS, Hot Springs Village 1488
family & utility rooms, car- BUILDERS LOTS *In Fast
port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard Growing Areas* FLORIDA &
$149K863-983-0099 ARKANSAS From $11K Buy
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2, One or Buy Them All!
Newly renovated, nearschls., 954)31 9-954* or
Priced to sell @ $172,500. (9514)661-6509*
Call owner: 863-675-1107. NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES -
,Land-Sale 4 Spectacular new riverfront
J community, near-Asheville.
1 + acre homesites from the
Arcadia, approx. 6 mi. North, $40s. Onsite community
30 acres, 1 mi. off Hwy. 17, amenities & nearby National
Pangola, small pond, Call forest: Call Today:
Guy (239)229-3936 (866)411-5263.
FLORIDA LAND BARGAINS! NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on
10 to 40 Acres, Starting at mountain top, view, trees, wa-
$79,900. GRAND OPENING terfall & large public lake near-
9/24-25! Beautiful ranch prop- by, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
erties convenient to Gulf of $175,000 owner
Mexico! Easy access, utilities ( 8 6 6 ) 7 89 -8 5 3 5
& excellent financing. www.NC77.com.
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Lake access, In ground pool, (800)650-2427.
Asking $179,000. 2024 SE
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Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/38A, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355



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land forcash. Close in week. Mobile Home Parts 2010
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or Mobile Homes Sale 2020
S 561-441-2800
W rhueLeBelle- '80, Vougue, 14'x60'
Propetyj1080 has roof over, Zone II Free de-
livery Set up & permits extra
LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY $6000 (863)-675-5000
New Release- Home Sites MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
from $39,900 and Waterfront Sec. 13,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200'
sites from $99,900. Great Dbl. Wide, 50,000'fenced yd.
amenities! Call Clear Water Screened Lanai, Utility Shed.
Marketing, (252)633-2059, Priced to sell @ $114,500.
Ext.417. www.cwmktg.com. Call owner: 863-673-5071
New & Used
WATERFRONT! HOME SITES Manufactured Homes
from $99,900. Eastern North Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Carolina. Call Clear Water Mar- Scotbilt, Townhomes.
keting, (252)633-2059, Best Deals Anywhere.
Ext.315. www.cwmktg.com STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle;
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
Need a few' more bucks 1-800-330-8106
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra.bucks when you SINGLE WIDE 12x50 w/
sell your used items in screened room. You Must
tile (I. .,J. Move, $1500 (863)675-2331


OF CLEWISTON

1 )Tropical
#1 9 2/1 w/
Screen Room
Patio
Super Nice!



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



3tTropical #28
2 /11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x10 Shed.
MUST SEE



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1.4 Miles N. ofWAL-MART
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RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SKYLINE- '90, 26'x40', New
roof/carpet, Free delivery to
Zone II. Set up & permit extra
$12,500. (863)675-5000
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266

Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 3010
Jet Sklls 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


BOAT TRAILERS (2) -Tandem,
galvanized. $1600 for both
or will sep. (954)868-6518
DRY BOAT- 11ft, 30h/p Mari-
ner, full cover, trailer, similar
to a jet ski full cover. $2500
(954)868-6518
GRUMMAN ALUMINUM- 14',
V Haul, Trailer, 25hp Merc,
Trolling motor. $1500
(561)352-7275
JON BOAT, 14 Ft. w/ galv.
trailer. 9.9 Johnson, New
seats, Live well. Runs great.
$650. (863)801-3527
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.
PRO CRAFT 170 COMBO'98
Excellent condition $7900 or
best offer (561)670-4742


I'l Automobiles
Proline, '86, 17', 90hp Yama- S SUPER COUPE, '01,
ha 1998 center console mi + per gal., 3 dr., load-
ha 1998, center console, t I I I ed, exc. cond., $6000 neg.
top, trlr like new, $6500. (863)357-0060
(954)868-6518. (863)357-0060
Automobiles 4005 TOYOTA CAMRY- '93, Needs
REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser, Autos Wanted 4010 some work, $1000. or best
305 Merc, I/0, Fly bridge, Bi- Classic Cars 4015 offer. (863)467-8038
mini, with trailer $1000 or Commercial Trucks 4020 TOYOTA SOLARA- '01, 1
best offer (772)465-3925 Construction owner, White w/tan int.
Equipment 4015 Loaded, Low mi, $10,000
TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru Foren Cars ve 0 or best offer (56)202-8461
Four Wheel Drive 40 o5
windshield, 60 hp Mariner Heavy Duty Trucks40-0 VW RAIL BUGGY & PARTS -
outboard motor & trir, Parts Repairs 4045 needs work, will run, $350
$1800. (863)467-8038 Pickup Trucks 4050 or best offer (863)675-6214
SSport Utility 4- 055l
Tractor Trailers 4060 IAU LL
Utility Trailers 4065
MIDAS MINI '83- 24ft, Chev Vans ,4070
350, dual AC, 4KW Onan FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4
uns $2(863)801-3841. 95 cash Rus needs work & paint job.
(863)801-3841. Plays hard in mud. Tough
Motorcycles_ 3030_ $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars(863)763-8725.
from $500! Tax Repos, US FORD RANGER 1984, 2.8 V6,
SUPER POCKET YAMAHA R6 Marshall and IRS sales! Cars, 4x4, Runs great, owner pur-
replica, practically brand new, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's, Hon- chased newer vehicle.
with all stickers $700 or best day's, Chevy's and more! For $1300. (863)381-0432
offer (863)464-0542 Listings Call (800)571-0225 .

5 BUICK PARK AVE, '95 149K CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
mi., replacement mo-, New 20001b elec. winch, tie
MANCO 90 cc '03 runs great to/trans. 6K m., fair cond. downs & hitch, $850. or
like. new, 1 yr warranty remain- $650/neg. (863)983-2428. best offer (863)763-3551
ing. $1000 (863)357-7566 CADILLAC BROUGHAM '9150 -CLEAR HEADLIGHTS w/cor-
Rus gratl7- air $5 ners for '98 Expedition,
'(863)467-8013 $125. Call 239-634-9339.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 VERTIBLE BOWS Fits
Good cond., black.rag top CONVERTIBLE BOWS- Fits
READINGnew tires, cold a/c, $1300. Jeep Wrangler '97 & up$60.
NEWSPAPER MAKES 863-801-6033 (863)675-4409
YOUAMORE INFORMED MERCURY COUGAR 1995, POSI TRACTION. UNIT- with
AND INTERESTING V8, Runs good. $800 or best gears, $300 or best offer
PERSON. offer. (863)528-2486. (863)467-8856.
MERCURY COUGAR, '99, sil- TIRES & RIMS (4) 31575R16
D ow.nser wmp.per ver, 189,000 miles, $4000 tires, 8 lug, fits '00 Dodge 4x4
.ide"a rm ,more populail or best offer. (863)634-0779 w/ Ram center cap & Beauty
Pontiac Bonneville, '92- Sport
I Edition, new battery, Full .TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM,
power Good clean car $1600 $300 (863)467-8856.
TERRY- '91, 25', Rear double or best offer 863-675-2598 WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
bed, A/C, Awning, Exc. PONTIAC SUNFIRE, '97, chrome, w/285/50 Goodyeal
cond. $5250 neg 863-801- conv., 4 cyl,, cold air, Eagle tires, $800 neg.
.3841 or 561-202-8461 $2500. (863)381-0432 (863)528-1894.


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DODGE D50 1988, Good con-
dition. New motor, New tires &
rms. Good paint. New brakes.
$2800. (863)697-9979
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$1500 (863)655-0030.

DODGE RAM 50 1983, P/S,
Tool box, bedliner, 5 spd,
easy on gas, $1250.
(863)447-2130
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
863-675-4697/239-494-2647
FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto,
V8, cold ac, runs great, many
new parts including new tires
$2500 (863)697-2032
FORD F250, '83- 351 Wind-
sor, 8" lift, body in good
shape, $2000 or bet offer.
(863)634-5368
NISSAN '90, 4 cyl, Runs
good, $1000. or best offer
(863)612-0647



JEEP CHEROKEE 195 Good
condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses



UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,
open, like new, used once,
$850. (863)467-1547 or
(863)532-9700.


DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
runs good but needs transmis-
sion. AC. Body in great shape.
$600 (239)693-7949
DODGE CARAVAN, '94- new
tires, runs good, needs trans
work, $300.
(863)655-0030.
Dodge Conv. Van, '00, loaded
w/ captain's chairs, TV, VCR,
stereo & fold out couch.
$8000. (239)949-0738
FORD VANS 1989 & 1990
w/Wheel Chair Lifts. $3400 &
$3900. (863)946-2703
HI TOP CONV VAN '93- great
shape, beige, tow pkg,
(863)467-6857.
MAZDA MPV VAN, '90, 7 pas-
senger, V6, all power, new
tires, no rust, needs eng.
work. $500. (863)467-6805


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005.
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Fife 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 representative's 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-
lenpe the validity of the will, the qualifi-
cations of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction 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 havingclaims 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
THTE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
SON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must tile
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
Daryl D. Parks, Esquire
PARKS & CRUMP L.L.C.
Florida Bar No.0054097
240 N. Magnolia Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone: 850 224-6400
Facsimile: 850 224-6679
82368 COS 9/8,15/05
PUBLIC N OTICE
U-Lock-It Storage
RO. Box 933
Lake Placid, Fl 33862
(063)673-1000
Contents of the following units located at
500S. San Gabdelle St, Clewlston, FL
will be sold on September 29,2005 at
9:00 a.m.


Unit #13
Charlotte Lindsey
RO. Box 2823
Clewiston, FL33440
Unit #31
R ,; i
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #33
Brenda Dove
500 S.W. WC Ownes Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #34
Donald Copely
5120 Pioneer 17th St.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Units #45,47, 48
Jacob Johnson
2454 Blossom Road
Orangeburg,SC 29115
80932 CGS 9/1,8/2005
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade an-
nounce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 RM. on
September 20, 2005 at the Admlnis-
tratin Office in Osceola Center, 1204
NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL,
83712 CGS 9/15/05


File No.: 50-0249924-001,B002, 003,004
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF EXEMPTION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice that the project to (1) in-
stall a 105.5 linear foot seawall at the Ordinary High Water Line, (2) replace 564
linear feet of functional concrete seawall and 380 linear feet o f functional wood
and tin seawall at their existing locations, (3) replace forty-eight 2x17' (1,632 sq.
ft. total) wood finger piers and a 6'x255' (1,530 sq. ft.) marginal wood dock in the
same locations and of the same configuratons and dimensions as the piers and
the dock being replaced, and (4) maintenance dredge an approximately 561 sq.
ft area within an artificially created portion of Lake Okeechobee, removing 41.5
cubic yards of material to a depth of 4' below Ordinary High Water has been de-
termined to be exempt from requirements to obtain an environmental resource
permit Turbidity screens will be placed around the project area, and the spoil ma-
terial will be stored in a self-contained, upland spoil site surrounded by a silt
screen upon removal, and then used as backfill behind the proposed new seawall.
The project is located on Lake Okeechobee, Class I Waters, adjacent to State
Road 717 (PCN 04-36-43-35-00-000-1040), Belle Glade (Section 35, Township
43 South Range 36 East), in Palm Bech County (26 deg. 42'22.18" North Lati-
tude, 80 deg. 42'48.37" West Longitude).
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Departments action may
petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120,569 and
120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth
below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel of
the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399-3000.
Mediation is not available.
If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative
process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will
e permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a mo-
tion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Flonda Administrative Code.
In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3), EA.C., petitions for an administrative hear-
ing must be filed within 21 days of publication of the notice or receipt of written
notice, whichever occurs first. Under rule 62-110-106(4) of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code, a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Depart-
ment's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the re-
quest for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with
te Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boule-
vard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 prior to the applicable
deadline. A timely request for extension of tme shall toll the running of the time
period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. Upon motion by the re-
questing party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time
before the deadline was the result of excusable neglect, the Department may also
grant the requested extension of time.
The eitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicat-
edabove at the time of fiing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an ad-
ministrative hearing within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of
that right.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based
must contain the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifi-
cation number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by the
agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material tact. If there are none, the petition
must so indicate t
e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the
petitoner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed ac-
tion;
(1) A statement of the specific rules, or statutes that the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the peitfoner, stating precisely the action that
the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed
action.
A petion that does not dispute the material facts n which the Department's action
is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain
the same information as set forth above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Under sections 120.569(c) and (d) of the Florida Statues, a petition for administra-
ive hearing shall be dismissed by the agency ithencyhe petition does not substantially
comply with the above requirements or its untimely filed.
Complete copies of all documents relating to this determination of exemption are
available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday throughFriday, at the Southeast District office, 400 North Congress
Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida.
84106 CGS 9/15/05 a -


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-CA-148
BANK OFAMERICA, NA.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS LOCKER
A//A THOMAS H. LOCKER, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, .iur
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AOt,
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF Thomas
Lockyer
whose residence is unknown if
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n r,-, r,, [,, e ,1t, i h, w -i ,'1-.
feondants who may 'be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, Henors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through, under
or against the Defendants, who ware
not known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have any
night, itle 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 VILLAS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
112, 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, STE. 500, PLANTATION, FL
S33324 on or before October 14, 2005
(no later than 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice of
action) and file the original with the
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 ha nd and the seal of this
Court at GLADES County, Florida, this
8th day of Sept, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J. Stem
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. university Drive, Suite 500
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 (TODD) or
1-800-955-8770, via F orda Relay
Service
83864 CGS 9/15,22/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to 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
Vin# YV1AX8856E1565721
1995 Subaru Station-wagon GRN
Vin# JF1GF2357G815T63
1993 Chevrolet 2-dear RED
Vin# 2G1FP22S7P2110674
1992 Nissan 4-door GRY
Vin# JN1EB31P7NU106266
82342 CGS 9/8,15/05
NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday,
September 16, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Lola 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 Patricia Smith
Stove, twin bedroom suite, desk, couch,
loveseat, vases, table, chairs, comput-
er, household'item, and misc items
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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/I/A THOMAS H. LOCKER, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: James Lockyer a/k/a James A.
Lockyer; Unknown Spouse
whose residence is unknown if
/sh e/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be spouses,'heirs,
devises, rj-yni'r, 3r.iur:: I;-nrr'r;
creditors, i'u i :.' ', ] ,ii i' l
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, tite or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage be ing 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, ESO.. 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 of the first pub-
lication 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
31 st 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, Suite 500
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 (TDO) or
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service
82355 CGS 9/8,15/05

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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) F.S.,
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 6B-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 writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a pubic hearing on thisproposed rule is to.re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least48 hours priorto the meeting orworkshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), EFS.
80738 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


HENRY 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 F.S. 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 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 he submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Supeintendent 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 priorto the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall he filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), ES.
80728 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


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 F.S. and6A-1,056S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41,1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51
and 1001.42 F.S., and 6A-1.056 S.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 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 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 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 obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, In writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice: The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superntendent 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 prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), ES.
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Florida's Labor Day job market report


TALLAHASSEE Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation
released a Labor Day 2005 snap-
shot of the job market in Florida
that shows the state's job market
having rebounded from the four
major hurricanes of 2004 and
into near record low levels of
unemployment.
The recently released report
of Florida's employment and
unemployment for July 2005
shows the state with an unem-
ployment rate of 3.8 percent,
equaling the lowest unemploy-
ment rate recorded in the state in
the past 29 years. At the same
time, Florida retained its position
as job creation, leader for. the
nation, leading all states in the
number of jobs created over the
past year and leading the 10
most populous states in the rate
of growth. Florida's job growth
rate was nearly double the
national rate over the past N eir.
The Labor Day 2005 snapshot
shows that Florida has seen the
-steady growth not just in the
number of new jobs but in the
quality of those jobs as well. The
study showed that within indus-
try sectors that are growing in
Florida, there are occupations
that pay above the national
median wage for all pccupa-
tions; and in the manufacturing
sector, which has now had over-
the-year growth in 15 of the past
16 months, the jobs that are
growing are in the higher-paying
durable goods manufacturing.
"These findings illustrate the
resilience of Florida's economy
and also show that employment
opportunities in Florida are at an
all-time high," said Susan
Pareigis, director of the Agency
for Workforce Innovation. "We
also note that total disposable
personal income in Florida was
up by 7.2 percent in 2004, ahead
of the U.S. average which was
5.9 percent. Floridians continue
to reap the benefits of a produc-


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tive job market and competitive
business climate."
The Florida findings about the
growth in higher wage jobs were
bolstered by a recent Wall Street
Journal article showing that the
growth in higher-paying hourly
jobs exceeded the growth in
lower-paying hourly jobs for the,
first time in four years.
Citing a study of Department
of Labor statistics, the Economic
Policy Institute, a Washington
DC think tank, noted that the
expanding sectors in the nation-
al job market were paying about
three-percent more than declin-
ing sectors. This finding mirrors
,a report released last year by the
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
showing that the growth in high-
wage jobs in the U.S. exceeded
the growth in low-wage jobs for
the year ending in June 2004.
While many economists have
focused on employment
changes b.' industry, this report
pointed out that the fastest grow-
ing occupations within these
industry groups are also the
highest paying.

State of Florida

Labor Force
Labor Day 2005
While there is no debate over
the fact that Florida easily leads
the nation in overall job growth
and leads the 10 most populous
states in rate of growth, a closer
look at the details shows that
there are occupations within the
high-growth segments of the
Florida economy that are contin-
uing to generate jobs with higher
rates of pay.
The professional and techni-
cal services industry has grown
in Florida by 19,500 jobs over the
last year. Almost 65 percent of
the occupations within this
industry pay a wage higher than
the national median wage for all
occupations.
Architectural and engineering


occupations within the profes-
sional and technical services
industry make up 12 percent of
employment in the industry. This
occupational group includes
jobs such as architects, civil
engineers, and surveyors .and
has a median wage of $23.43 per
hour,. $9.27 higher than the
national median wage for all
occupations.
Business and financial opera-
tions occupations make up an
additional 10 percent of employ-
ment in the professional and
technical services industry.
Occupations within this group
include: Accountants, manage-
ment analysts, and training and
development specialists. This
occupational category has a
median of $25.02 per hour,
which is $10.86 higher than the
national median wage for all
occupations.
The educational services
industry employs almost 75 per-
cent of workers atla wage higher
than the national median. This
has been a high-growth industry
in Florida over the last year,
adding over 9,800 jobs.
Education, training, and
library occupations make up
almost 57 percent of all jobs in
the educational services indus-
try. Occupations within this
group include librarians, post-
secondary teachers, and ele-
mentary and secondary school
teachers. Median wages for this
occupational category are
$18.85 per hour, $4.69 higher
than the national median wage
for all occupations.
Community and social serv-
ice occupations make up an
additional 3.7 percent of jobs in
the educational services indus-
try. This group includes occupa-
tions such as: Child, family, and
school social workers, behav-
ioral disorder counselors, and
rehabilitation counselors. Medi-
an wages within this occupa-
tional category are $22.14 per


hour, $7.98 higher than the
national median wage for all
occupations.
The management of compa-
nies and enterprises industry in
Florida has grown 3,000 jobs
over the last year. Nearly two-
thirds of the workers in this
industry receive wages higher
than the national median wage.
Business and financial opera-
tions occupations make up near-
ly 17 percent of employment in
the management of companies
and enterprises industry. Occu-
pations within this group
include: Budget analysts, busi-
ness operations specialists, and
training and development spe-
cialists. This occupational cate-
gory has an average wage of,
$25.56 per hour, $11.40 higher
than the national median wage
for all occupations.
Management occupations
compose an additional, 13 per-
cent of employment in the manr-
agement of companies and
enterprises industry. Occupa-
tions within this group include:
Financial managers, purchasing
managers, and computer and
information systems managers.
This occupational category has a
median wage of $47.18 per hour,
$33.02 higher than the national
median wage for all occupa-
tions.
The manufacturing industry
in Florida added 4,300 jobs
(+ 1.1 percent) from July 2004 to
July 2005. Almost all the jobs
gains are found in durable goods
manufacturing (+5,500 jobs, 2.1
percent) with an manual average
wage of $44,097.
Within durable goods manu-
facturing, computer and elec-
tronic product manufacturing
and transportation equipment
manufacturing gained 3,200
jobs, representing 58.2 percent
of the growth with annual aver-
age wages of $62,814 and
$47,978, respectively.


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