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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 29, 2005
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
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 29, zu-,.


At a Glance

Cook-off
The 4th Annual Glades
County Cook-Off, sponsored
by Moore Haven Auto Parts
will be held Oct, 15, in Perry
Park, Moore Haven. The event
is called "Cook-in on the
Caloosahatchee" and all pro-
ceeds from the cook-off will
go to Project Graduation,
MHHS Scholarship Founda-
tion and FFA Alumni Scholar-
ship. The fee is $100 per grill
and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place tro-
phies will be given to whoever
cooks the best ribs. Judging
will be held at 4 p.m. Rib or
chicken dinners with coleslaw
and baked beans will be
served from 10:30 a.m.
through 4 p.m., $7 a plate or
$12 a slab at Perry Park. The
barbeque proceeds will help
in obtaining new equipment
and gear for the Moore Haven
Fire Department. You may
contact Brian Bechtold at 946-
0400 or Kevin Bryant at 946-
3006 for more information.

Glades Library to
host celebration
The Glades County Public
Library, located at 201 River-
side Drive in Moore Haven,
will hold an open house Sun-
day, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. to
celebrate the library's 30th
anniversary. Following a short
dedication program, tours of
the new $600,000 expansion
will be conducted and refresh-
ments will be served.
Please plan on joining with
the Library Board and Friends
of the Library members in cel-
ebration of this new expan-
sion and continued service to
the community.

Job fair
Looking for a job? Take the
/opportunity to find your per-
fect one at the Hendry County
Job Fairs 2005. First, in
LaBelle, Sept. 29, from 3-7
p.m., at the LaBelle Civic Cen-
ter and then again, Oct. 7,
from 9 a.m. until noon, at the
John Boy Auditorium in
Clewiston. Call Maria Rios at
the Career and Service Cen-
ters of Southwest Florida in
Clewiston, at 983-6138, for
more information.

Hendry/Glades
Audubon Birding
The public is invited to the
Hendry/Glades Audubon
meeting to take place, at the
Cooperative Extension Dallas
Townsend Building 1085 Pratt
Blvd in LaBelle, Monday, Oct.
10 at 7 p.m. The featured
speaker will be Dr. B. J. Kattel
of the SFWMD who will be
presenting information on the
Storm-water Treatment Area 5
Birding Tours. Hendry/Glades
Audubon will be leading tours
to STA5, one of Florida's, pre-
mier birding spots, beginning
Oct. 22. Learn about the free
tours and how to volunteer at
the Oct. 10 meeting. For infor-
mation call Margaret England
at 674-0695 or Nikki Yeager
675,3394.

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Index

C!assifieds ..... 18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
School . . . .7
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Parent meetings scheduled


MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County School District is
holding there annual parent
meeting Nov. 13 from 10:30 a.m.-
2 p.m. in the Doyle Conner Build-
ing located in Moore Haven.
All parents of students attend-
ing schools in Glades County are
invited to attend. The events of the
day include guest speaker, Larry
Bell. Mr. Bell comes to Moore
Haven from Woodbridge, VA, a
suburb 25 miles south of Wash-
ington, D.C. Mr. Bell is a 25-year
veteran in education. Fifteen of


those years were spent as a class-
room teacher where he was nom-
inated for the National Agnes
Mayer Outstanding Teacher
Award.
Mr. Bell has been the keynote
speaker at many conferences
across the country such as the
National ASCD Conference, the
National Association of Multicul-
tural Education Conference,
numerous state NEA affiliates and
hundreds of local and regional
conferences.
Gar-Field Senior High School,


where Mr. Bell taught over 3,000
students speaking 36 different lan-
guages.
Mr. Bell was recognized for his
innovative classroom strategies
for success with all teachers, Mr.
Bell was selected to fill a curticu-
lum position in the Central Office.
For seven years, Mr. Bell served
as the Supervisor of Multicultural
Education for Prince William
County, which meant providing
hands-on workshops for 67
schools, 3,000 plus teachers and
50,000 students.


Main Street designated: Celebration begins



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Submitted to INI
Glades County Commissioner Russell Echols pitched in to assist Kevin Bryant of
Glades Electric Cooperative and grill-master Donnie Peeples in preparing chicken quar-
ters and fixin's for the EDC membership drive/barbecue social celebrating Moore
Haven's Main Street designation Sept. 15.

Celebration in Moore Haven


MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Economic Devel-
opment Council hosted a mem-
bership drive/barbecue social
Thursday, Sept. 15 in Tom Perry
Memorial Park in Moore Haven
to celebrate the city's recent des-
ignation as a new Florida Main
Street.
Secretary of State Glenda E.
Hood announced the designa-
tion of Moore Haven, along with
the cities of High Springs and
Starke as the newest Florida Main
Street Communities in a press
release issued Aug. 31.
In her remarks to the 100-plus
Moore Haven and Glades County
residents who turned out for the
social, Glades County Economic
Development Council Executive
Director and new part-time Main
Street manager Tracy Whirls
noted that since the program's
inception in Florida in 1985,
,statewide, the Main Street pro-
gram has led to more than 3,300
business starts and expansions,
created 10,500 new jobs, and
prompted more than $1 billion in
new investment in local program
areas, at a cost to tax payers of
only $5 million.
"Main Street is not a big grant
program," Ms. Whirls reminded
those who have been following
the progress of the initiative since
the EDC launched the applica-
tion process in April. "We don't
get a lot of money for being des-
ignated a new Main Street. What
we do get is a proven formula to
assist us in promoting economic
revitalization through historic
preservation and planned
growth.
"The Main Street program will


provide technical assistance:
When Florida Main Street coordi-i
nator Joan Jellerson visits us,
hopefully next month, she's
bringing with her a preservation
architect who will help us assess
our historic buildings and tell us
how those buildings can be
restored, and most importantly,
how much it will cost.
"They will assist us in identify-
ing grants and other funding
sources to assist with restoration
and other projects like facade
improvements, street-scaping
and' signage to spruce up the
entire commercial district. They
will help us with a marketing
study to help us identify potential
businesses to locate in those
restored historic buildings and
promote infill commercial devel-
opment within the city. They can
assist us with linkages to pro-
grams like the Home and Garden
network Back to the Blueprint
series, which is scouting for loca-.
tions to film restoration of build-
ings ranging from old hotels, to
gas stations to craftsmen bunga-
lows, providing publicity for the
area that you couldn't afford to
purchase.
"Already I've received e-mails
about affordable housing oppor-
tunities associated with Main
Street, and projects like a Nation-
al Endowment for the Humani-
ties Grant, which would fund cre-
ation of an historic district
walking tour," Ms. Whirls noted.
"The opportunities are endless."
The Moore Haven Main Street
program will begin as an off-
shoot of the EDC, Ms. Whirls
explained, with the EDC board of
directors serving as the Main


Street board while the organiza-
tion applies for 501c3 status for
Ihe nascent endeavor, so that
donations of cash and even prop-
erty are tax deductible. During
the barbecue Thursday, mem-
bers were encouraged to sign up
for one of four standing Main
Street committees, including
design, organization, promotion
and economic restructuring.
"The Main Street approach is
based on grassroots participation
and incremental change," Ms.
Whirls explained. "It emphasizes
design, which to me means figur-
ing out what we want Moore
Haven to look like as it grows up;
organization, getting people
together with a common vision
and a common goal; promotion,
getting the word out about
Moore Haven and gloriously nat-
ural Glades County and the
events and attractions here. And
it emphasizes economic restruc-
turing, helping existing business-
es here expand and grow,
recruiting new businesses, indus-
try and services to the city to
make Moore Haven and Glades
County a better place for resi-
dents and visitors alike. It means
investing our resources, our time,
our money, in such a way that
Moore Haven and Glades County
become an even a better place to
live and work; a place that gener-
ates sufficient revenue and jobs
to provide essential services, fire,
law enforcement, ambulance
service, schools, while at the
same time protecting the quality
of life that brought everyone here
in the first place."
See Street -Page 10


His efforts in this position were
recognized when he was given a
$550,000 grant by the federal gov-
ernment to pilot his ideas in 1996,
and again when he was selected
..as the Mary Hatwood Futrell
Award winner by' the Virginia
Education Association in 1998.
He was also invited, and trav-
eled to South Africa to share ideas
in 1996. He is now a fulltime con-
sultant who owns his own com-
pany.
A graduate of the Citadel in
Charleston, South Carolina, Mr.


Bell says one of his proudest
moments was being written up in
Jet Magazine.
There will also be centers rep-
resenting each school in the dis-
trict. Here parents can see what is
happening in their schools. There
will be a luncheon served of ham
or chicken and door prizes to be
given away.
Childcare will be offered for
children three yeas and above and
will also be provided lunch and
See Speaker-- Page 10


Who should




get their flu




shots now?


People at highest risk of seri-
ous illness or death from influen-
za should get inactivated influen-
za vaccine (a "flu shot") early, if
possible.
Adult 19yearsof age orolder
These people should gel a
flue shot if:
You are 65 years of age or
older;
You have long-term health
problems, such as: Heart dis-
ease; kidney disease; lung dis-
ease like asthma; metabolic dis-
eases like .diabetes; blood
disorders like anemia; a weak-
ened immune system caused,
for example, by cancer treat-
ment, HIV/AIDS or steroid thera-
py; or certain conditions such as
neuromuscular disorders that
can cause breathing problems;
*You are pregnant;
Live in a nursing home or
long-term care facility;


Are a healthcare worker
involved in direct, hands-on,
face-to-face patient care;
Live with or care for one or
more children less than six
months of age.
Parents or legal guardians of
child or adolescent six months-
18years old
You should get a flu shot if:
Your child is 6-23 months of
age;
Your child or adolescent
two years of age or older has a
long-term health problem such
as: Heart disease; kidney dis-
ease; lung disease like asthma;
metabolic diseases like diabetes;
blood disorders like anemia; a
weakened immune system
caused, for example, by cancer
treatment, HIV/AIDS or steroid
therapy; certain conditions such
See Flu-- Page 10


Six miles to



another world


By Barbara Oehlbeck ..

The morning was immacu-
late. A capricious breeze danced
across the land, which we could
only think was the result of outer
bands from the latest hurricane,
but long ribbons of clouds did
not appear to be rain clouds as
such. As we became aware of all
these elements, both of us were
poignantly reminded of Octo-
ber's golden autumn days in
North Carolina.
In an old truck that runs
just fine we headed north
then due east, traveling all of six
miles. The shoulder of the road
was wide and grassy so we
pulled off, cut the motor off and
quickly made our way to the
rusty half fallen down fence of


the old pasture that ran for a half
-mile or so along that roadway.

Bushes and half grown trees all
but covered the fence to .the
point that we could hardly see
the old pasture.
However, by pulling some
dead limbs away that had been
piled up against the fence in one
place, we managed to lean over
the fence enough so that we
could see the long sweep of the
pasture stretching east and west.
That long sweep, when seeing it
for the first time, looked like a
young snow that had been
pushed into small piles over all
those 5d-some acres.
We knew, of course, it wasn't.
what it looked to be, but was
instead a tiny cluster wildflowers
See World -Page 10


By Patty Brant
LABELLE One aspect of
growth is the construction that
accompanies it. Growth means
building; building means jobs;
jobs mean money to regular folks
raising families and, buying food,
getting medical attention all
the normal activity that goes on in
any community.
Before the jobs, though, must
come skills. That's where Educa-
tion Center of Southwest Florida,
Inc., (ECSWF) comes in. The vo
tech is to be built south of LaBelle
and will be a vehicle for residents
to steady, good paying jobs.


Plans have been underway
foryears.
ECSWF is waiting for USDA
approval for a $5.6 million loan to
begin construction. Originally set
to begin in 2006, the draw of con-
struction workers and supplies to
hurricane-torn areas has pushed
the projected start back to 2007.
For a number of years,
ECSWF has provided computer
classes at its facility at 13 N. Mis-
souri Street. Recently a Quick-
book class was added. They offer
small night classes, with individ-
See Jobs -Page 10


Submitted to INI/Florida State Archives
Looking back
The date of this photograph was unlisted, but it is apparent that fishing along Fisheat-
ing Creek has been enjoyed for generations gone by.


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500


Construction jobs


to spark growth








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, September 29, 2005


Obituaries


Robin Weeks
Robin Weeks, 57, of Lakeport
passed away Wednesday, Sept.
21, 2005, at Raulerson Hospital in
Okeechobee. Robin was born
Dec. 8, 1947, at Moore Haven to
the late Roger Martin Weeks and
Harriet "Burns" Weeks.
Ms. Weeks graduated from the
University of Georgia with a B.A.
in Business. She was within
weeks of receiving her Masters
Degree from the University of
North Dakota when her father
passed away. She returned home
to work the family business and
in 1996 established the Weeks


Clewiston hosts
first event
GAINESVILLE Growth man-
agement issues including con-
flict management will be
emphasized at the Florida Natural
Resources Leadership Institute,
which is now accepting applica-
tions for its new class that begins in
January 2006. Application deadline
is Nov. 1,2005.
Created for leaders in industry,
..government, academia and the
.'environmental and natural
'resource management communi-
ties, the professional program is
designed to provide practical con-
cepts, tools and skills for, use in
managing conflict over natural
resource issues. The training pro-
gram, conducted by the University
of Florida, consists of eight, three-
day sessions between January and
October 2006 at different locations
around the state.
"Managing and protecting envi-
ronmental resources in Florida is
more than just arguing about who
gets the biggest slice of a shrinking
pie," said Roy Carriker, a professor
of resource economics in UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS) and director of
the leadership institute.
He said the program is designed
to help people from different per-
spectives find common ground so
that they can collaborate more
effectively in dealing with natural
resource challenges facing Florida.
"When it comes to the environ-
ment, those participating in the
leadership institute are usually sur-
prised to discover how much they
.actually agree on," Carriker said.
"As a result, people who had seen
each other as adversaries can
become partners in developing
solutions to important natural
resource problems."
In the eight training sessions,
participants study personal and
group leadership skills, communi-
cation skills, .dispute management
techniques, and learn about law
and policy. Activities include tours
of natural resource sites around the
state and discussions with man-
agers, leaders and policy-makers
directly involved in growth-man-
agement issues.
"Participants or 'fellows' learn


Cattle Company with her mother
Harriet B. Weeks producing
some of the state's finest Brangus
Cattle.
Robin was preceded in death
by her father, Roger M. Weeks,
mother Harriet B. Weeks and
brother Rodney Weeks all of
Moore Haven.
Robin's many friends and
business acquaintances shall
truly miss this remarkable
woman.
Cremation arrangements,
with burial, at the Ortona Ceme-
tery under the direction and care
of the Akin-Davis funeral home
- Clewiston Chapel.


about the science and policy
behind natural resource issues, and
explore alternatives for addressing
them," Carriker said. "The training
program is a 'real-world' project
through which the fellows apply
skills and concepts learned in the
program to actual conflict or lead-
ership issues in their professional
settings."
Each of the eight training ses-
sions includes a natural resource
area site tour and technical presen-
tations on a specific natural
re9Uoiif&problefi or issue. Ses-
sions feature panel discussions
with stakeholders -iadividuals or
group representatives with various,
sometimes competing, interests.
Sessions also include training in
communication, leadership, group
consensus building and conflict
management.
Bruce Delaney, executive direc-
tor of the leadership institute, said
that a multidisciplinary 'faculty
team conducts the training, with.
faculty from UF/IFAS and UF's
School of Natural Resources and
Environment covering resource
policy and interpersonal and group
communication skills. The Florida
Conflict Resolution Consortium at
Florida State University provides
.trainers and practitioners in com-
munity consensus building and
natural resources mediation. For a
second year, the institute's 2006
graduation program will be spon-
sored by Progress Energy. Florida in
St. Petersburg.
Issues to be addressed in the
2006 program include: Everglades
restoration and farming in the Ever-
glades, Clewiston, Jan. 19-21; the,
impact of development on water
quality and the clam industry,
Cedar Key, Feb.16-18; the
rural/urban interface, Sarasota,
March 16-18; sustainable Treasure
Coast, Fort Pierce, April 20-22; infra-
structure siting issues, Ocala, May
18-20; southern water-use caution
areas, Ellenton, June 15-17; growth
management policy and issues,
Wakulla Springs, Sept. 14-16;
practicum presentations and grad-
uation, Gainesville, Oct. 19-21.
Delaney said graduation from
the program is contingent on the
participant's involvement in all
eight sessions and successful com-
pletion of a practicum project.


Gloria Maureen
Ingram
Gloria Maureen Ingram, 73, of
Clewiston, passed away Sept. 20,
2005, at Hope Hospice in Cape
Coral. Gloria was born May 6,
1932, at Limestone, Fla. to the pio-
neer family of the late D.L. and
Lola Mae "Ivey" Platt. She married
the late Beryl Dean Ingram Aug.
16,1952.
She worked many years in
sales for various dress shops. She
loved her cats and enjoyed keep-
ing her lawn. She attended Assem-
bly of God in Clewiston.
Survivors include he daugh-


Free services to help the


The Center for Independent Liv-
ing is suspending its outreach
efforts, until further notice. Please
contact Tera or Linda at the Center
for Independent Living located in
Charlotte County, (941) 766-8333,
for more information.
Family Caregiver Support Group
Meetings provides an opportunity
to become involved in an informa-
tional or discussion forum, for fam-
ily caregivers. Meetings begin
promptly at 4 p.m. and end at 5
p.m., at the various locations:
LaBelle 675-1446 2nd Wednes-
day each month, Clewiston 983-
7088 3rd Wednesday each
month and Moore Haven 946-1821
- 4th Wednesday each month.
Please call Gloria Slater, Program


Coordinator, if more information is
needed or if you have questions.
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 avail-
able at the Nobles Senior Center in
LaBelle on the second Wednesday
of each month from 9:30-11:30
a.m. (Please call 675-1446 to make
appointment.)
Funds are no longer available to
assist with hurricane disaster relat-
ed repairs. However, if you are hav-
ing housing issues, other resources


may be available. For specific prob-
lems and questions, please call
675-1446 for LaBelle, 983-7088 for
Clewiston and 946-1821 for Moore
Haven.
Faith in Action of Hendry/Glades
continues its expansion. If you have
a desire to serve as a FIA Coalition
Board Member and/or make a dif-
ference in someone's life by volun-
teering, please call Gloria Slater, at
675-1446 for more information.


Hello again, I know all you read-
ers have heard of the Florida artists
"The Highwaymen". They've been
a hot item over the past years with
the. value of their Florida landscape
paintings going up, up, up. I'm sure
they never dreamed that their
$39.99 paintings of the lush Indian
River landscape would someday
be selling for thousands of dollars.
It's not because these artists cre-
ated beautiful Florida landscape
paintings that they are so famous
today. Actually, their works are con-
sidered more of a folk art. They
thought nothing of using Upsom
board, Masonite, house paint or
whatever might be handy if money
wasn't available for canvas and
artist paints.
Even petty thieves, that know
absolutely nothing about art, are
tuned into how collectable these
extraordinary African American
painters' works are oftentimes
stealing "The Highwaymen" paint-
ings right off the walls of businesses
and homes.
This group of black artists work-
ing on the East coast would load
their cars down with their paint-
ings. Paintings that were some-
times mass-produced with each
artist having a specialty, and
adorned with the cheapest frames
they could find. Then they would
hit the road using every byway and
highway to reach every town and


ters: Susan Kelsoe (Leon), Connie
Davis (Mike), of Clewiston; broth-
er Kenneth Platt (Shirley), of Arca-
dia; seven grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Beryl D. Ingram and a son Frank
"Buddy" Ingram.
Funeral Services were on Fri-
day, Sept. 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the
Akin Davis Funeral Home Clewis-
ton, with Pastor Gary Corley offici-
ated. Interment followed at the
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation
were on Thursday from 2-4 p.m.
and 6-8 p.m. at the Akin-Davis
Funeral Home Clewiston.


Elderly

Faith in Action LaBelle has
rescheduled its 2nd Community
Pride Concert for Oct. 23. It was
reluctantly cancelled due to the
storm threat, on the weekend of
August 28th. We apologize for any
inconvenience this might have
caused, and look forward to seeing
you there. For additional informa-
tion about this event please contact
LaSheba Travis at 674-4056, ext.
138 or Martha Pierce at 675-0334.


city.
The Highwaymen had no idea
they were creating Florida art histo-
ry. Never considering they were
earning their way into the Florida
Artist Hall of Fame with their life
story.
The Highwaymens' story began
with one man, the master of Flori-
da landscape painting, artist A. E.
"Beany" Backus. Beany's studio
was located in Fort Pierce where
the young men rallied around the
magnificent Florida artist. He
became their mentor encouraging
them to paint and sell their work.
Backus, who died in 1990 at the
age of 84, found in the young black
artists what he loved: Art, good
conversation, good friends and a
quantify of good rum. He inspired
them to paint the beautiful Indian
River landscape of inlets, dramatic
Florida sunsets, moonlit rivers, and
Royal poinciana trees. That cama-
raderie between Beany and the
Highwaymen evolved into an art
movement that is known today as
the Indian River School of Painting.
A. E. "Beany" Buckus was
inducted into the Florida Artist Hall
of Fame many years ago. I know
Beany would have been very
pleased to know that his "Highway-
men" have been honored there
also for their contribution to our
state's cultural art heritage.


A benefit concert


for their patriotism


There are heroes among us -
everyday people who make our
lives better just by doing their jobs,
going the extra mille, and caring
about others. We have seen and
experienced much of these special
people in our lives and in the
weeks following Hurricanes Katri-
na and Rita.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, there will be
an event, which will take time to
honor those people and say "thank
you" for their efforts an sacrifice, as
well as raise money to help the
helpers minister to the needs of
many people struggling from the
effects of Hurricane Katrina and
Rita. Please feel free to bring your
personal heroes along to join us!
Churches and individuals from
across the community are coming
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even in the midst of devastating
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taken for the hurricane victims.
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Managing manure takes 'horse sense'


As the South Florida area
changes with more development,
some areas are also seeing an
increase in the horse population.
. Folks fleeing the cities for rural
communities often want to buy a
horse or two as part of their new
lifestyle. The South Florida Water
Management District recently pub-
lished a guide to help horse owners
control the runoff from manure to
help ensure it will not adversely
affect water quality. Water quality is
important not only for healthy
ecosystems, but to ensure a safe
water supply for humans.
Horse manure is rich in nutri-
ents. That's why it is prized as a fer-
tilizer for roses. But those nutrients
can damage other ecosystems if
they get into the runoff from rain-
fall.
Equine BMPs (best manage-
ment practices) have been devel-
oped to limit or eliminate excess
phosphorus and other nutrients in
runoff from pastures. The BMPs
were developed with the coopera-
tion of horse owners, equestrian
facility managers, the South Florida
Trail Riders Association, IFAS and
the Florida Farm Bureau. BMPs
include tips on fencing, preventing
erosion, pasture management,
weed control and storm-water


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To reduce erosion and avoid
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Install fencing to allow rota-
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Fence off areas that receive
periodic standing water where pos-
sible.
Fence to prevent access of
horses to canals or bodies of water
connected to canals. Provide alter-
nate water sources such as a water
trough.
Fence along a canal so that a
buffer strip of vegetation will be
created naturally to filter runoff and
prevent soil erosion.


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Preventing
soil erosion
*Exposed soil areas without
vegetative cover-- is susceptible to
soil erosion. Besides being detri-
mental to property values, soil ero-
sion allows soil sediments to drain
into nearby canals. Eroded sedi-
ment can have high levels of phos-
phorus. Erosion and sediment con-
trol practices will prevent surface
water quality problems and retain
the property's topsoil.
Maintain a vegetative buffer
strip between paddocks or pas-
tures and canals and roadways.
e Construct berms where
appropriate.

Pasture
Management
Consider sub-dividing large
pastures into smaller ones and
develop a rotational grazing sys-
tem. Maintain grass on pastures by
rotating grazing areas and make
sure there is a drinking water
source for each pasture.
Overgrazing occurs when 50
percent or more of the plant has
been removed all at once. This
causes a stoppage of root growth
and reduces grass production.
Confine animals for a portion
of the day to prevent overgrazing.
Allow rest periods and use a
high-intensity, short duration graz-
ing technique to rejuvenate poor
pasture.
Mow regularly to encourage
grass and reduce weeds.
Allow pasture grass to reach
six inches in height before grazing
and remove animals when three
inches height remains. -
Mow pastures to a uniform
height after grazing to stimulate
equal growth of all plants.
Fertilize pastures. If you are
not an experienced landscape pro-
fessional, use a "slow release" form
of fertilizer.
Before using a fertilizer, do a
soil test to see if it is needed. (If you
don't know how to do a soil test,
contact your local extension office
and ask how to contact a master
gardener.)
Read fertilizer labels com-
pletely and carefully. Do not over
apply.
Watch weather reports before
using fertilizer. Postpone fertilizing
if more than one inch of rain is
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waterways.
Weed management
Search for individual weeds
and promptly remove, especially
near water bodies or wetlands.
Avoid moving livestock from a
weedy area to a weed-free area for
at least 24 hours.
Mow weeds regularly before
they go to seed.
Manure management
Remove manure from stalls
daily. Do not allow excess manure
to accumulate in paddocks, corrals
or pens.
Drag pastures as needed to
break up manure and to aerate the
manure with soil to encourage pas-
ture growth.
Maintain a good de-worming
program to prevent parasites and
worm eggs in manure.
Compost manure to create
topsoil fertilizer.
Create two manure piles -
one active and one dormant.
Position manure piles away.
from canals, roads and neighbor-
ing plot lines.
Use composted manure on
lawns, gardens or pastures as fertil-
izer.
If your horses produce more
manure than you need for your
pasture and garden, arrange times
for neighbors, gardeners or nurs-
eries to pick up composted
manure.
Mud control
Install gutters and down-
spouts on buildings to divert rainfall
away from confinement areas.
Maintain a grass strip around
corrals, stalls and other confine-
ment areas to serve as a filter for
mud runoff.
Storm-water
management
Where feasible,, construct
berms on your property to retain
storm-water and prevent runoff.
Create buffer strips of vegeta-
tion along canals and roadways.
Maintain water retention
areas on your property.
Leave a "ring of responsibili-
ty" around pasture ponds by not
fertilizing close to the water.
For more information on BMPs
and other water quality issues, see
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District' Web site at
www.sfwmd.gov.


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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
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
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Letter to the Editor


Just the facts
Dear editor:
In response to the article in the
Sept. 15 Democrat, I can only
answer with facts. Once again a
cowardly attack by someone with-
out the courage to sign their name
to their submittal to the newspa-
per, or to ask for the information
they imply they couldn't get or is
being hidden, requires time taken
from a work schedule to answer in
order to keep the public correctly
informed.
Due diligence. A fancy term at
first glance, and one this person
apparently is fixated upon. I can
only guess that due diligence refers
to the issue of the waste company
that Glades County was negotiat-
ing with concerning an environ-
mental testing of the groundwater
at landfill #2 prior to their signing
of a contract to manage the landfill
in the recently impasse negotiation
sessions.
The issue was that the waste
company wanted to test the
groundwater, both surface and
subsurface waters around the dis-
posal site on the landfill for con-
tamination. They then proposed
that if no contamination of the
groundwater was found they
would assume control of opera-
tions. But, they wanted Glades
County to keep responsibility for
any future contamination of the
groundwater. Since we have oper-
ated the landfill here since Dec. 8,
1988, we have had no contamina-
tion indicators on our groundwa-
ter well tests.
We have seven wells on site.
The DEP tells us which wells to
test, and the testing frequency we
have to follow. The tests are per-
formed by an outside testing labo-
ratory and the results are part of
public record, as well as reported
to FDEP. Back to the proposal. The
committee appointed by the
Board of Commissioners felt that
with a 17-plus year record on no


contamination reports, and the
fact there are no industrial facilities
in Glades County, and we are not
allowed to dispose of out of coun-
ty waste here, we have a good
track record.
We told the waste company
that if contamination were found
to a degree they felt uncomfort-
able dealing with, Glades County
would call off all negotiations and
would handle the cleanup them-
selves. But we added that if the
tests showed no contamination,
the waste company should
assume any liability from the day
they assumed- operations of the
landfill. We felt we should not. be
responsible for any contamination
after the other firm assumed oper-
ations at the landfill.
The committee never, ever,
tried to prevent testing from being
performed. Whoever says that or
had that printed as fact is a liar. All
you would have had to do was to
ask and you could have been cor-
rectly and fully informed. This
attack is eerily similar to one' in
another newspaper article recently
published. All of our records are
public information.
Although we do not have the
staff to instantly produce records, if
a timely request is made, we will
produce the records. I assure any
and everyone, we are being moni-
tored and controlled by regulatory
agencies and practices. In the
future, I ask anyone wishing infor-
mation about landfill operations to
call or stop by and questions can
and will be answered.
In closing, the sly, half-lie ques-
tion of what I am hiding can be
answered in one word. GARBAGE.
That is all. We cover it up everyday
in a regulated manner. And what I,
do after I leave Glades County
employment, or whom I work for
is not any one's damned business.
David Whidden,
Glades County Solid
Waste Director


Infant mortality



is too high in U.S.


WASHINGTON, DC Senator
Mel Martinez (R-FL) stressed the
importance of prenatal health
care and called for greater aware-
ness among Americans of infant
mortality. To achieve greater
awareness Senator Martinez intro-
duced Senate Resolution 239
establishing September 2005 as
Infant Mortality Awareness Month.
The U.S. Senate-agreed to the res-
olution.
"Reducing infant mortality
depends in large part .on raising
awareness and educating people
to the causes of infant mortality,"
said Martinez. "This is a highly pre-
ventable cause of death and sim-
ply must be addressed in a com-
prehensive and community-wide
manner."
Infant mortality still ranks as a
significant cause of death in the
United States. In 2002 the infant
mortality rate in the United States
increased for the first time in more
than four decades. The United
States currently ranks 28th among


industrialized nations in the rate of
infant mortality.
"We have a responsibility to
reduce these preventable deaths,"
said Senator Martinez. "Research,
improved access to pre-natal and
newborn care, and promoting
healthy behaviors among families
will result in stronger and healthi-
er babies."
In addition to increasing
national awareness, Senator Mar-
tinez's resolution calls on the Con-
gress to facilitate activities that will
assist local communities in their
efforts to meet the objective, as
established by the Secretary of
Health and Human Service in
Healthy People 2010, that the rate
of infant mortality in the United
States be reduced to a rate of not
more than 4.5 infant deaths per
1,000 births. Companion legisla-
tion was introduced in the U.S.
House of Representatives by Rep.
Michael Burgess, an OB-GYN, and
a longtime advocate of child-well-
ness.


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Hurricanes and volcanoes; a message


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I attended a conference at the
University of Florida on "Crust
over the Volcano." The theme had
to do with our getting things into
normal, routine patterns and then
having our patterns disturbed.
The disturbances blow the "crust
off of the Volcano" and force peo-
ple to reorganize. The presenters
at the conference maintained that
we grow when we reorganize
and re-think our lives; and get
shaken out of our "comfortable
ruts." Many well0known people
are famous for re-inventing them-
selves in life and starting over on a
second career or new vocation. A
good friend of mine was a
mechanic for on of the major
equipment manufacturers for
most of his life until he was struck
with cancer. He was no longer
able to work but started to volun-
teer at a zoo where he moved.
He'd talk to me about all that he
learned about animals he had just
taken for granted for years and


you could hear the excitement in
his voice as he described his new-
found avocation. Many clergy are
second-avocation persons; find-
ing a special calling after years in
another profession.
Many items I have heard about
persons who have returned to
school or gone into another way
of life after serving for months or
years in a "comfortable rut" but
not really feeling fulfilled or satis-
fied. Reorganization of ones life
after a change in domestic rela-
tionships is often regarded as a
negative factor when it can also
be a positive factor. It doesn't
mean ending a relationship
always, but sometimes reorganiz-
ing, rethinking, redirecting the
domestic scene. Sometimes the
process is painful and we have no
choice. We hear about thousands
of people who are having to reor-
ganize their lives after a hurricane
of monstrous proportions and
unimaginable damage. I am sure
that they will not be quick to look
at the blessings that come in reor-
ganization but also know that the
changes forced upon them will


cause them to reflect and rethink
about what is important in life,
what values are dear to them,
what is to be learned by all that
has happened. The Christian reli-
gion is about people that were
continually reorganizing their
lives; fishermen who gave up the
sea, a tax collector who had to
give up a lucrative lifestyle, and
income, a well-trained Pharisee
who had to give up his traditions.
Each of them, though, found
something new and the doors
that opened were well worth the
suffering it took to get out of the
"comfortable rut." In an
encounter with the Lord, many
are led to change their lives and
begin life over in a whole new
direction. Sometimes it happens
when a person realizes "this isn't
working" and the earnest search
begins for a better life; at other
times something dramatic hap-
pens and forces change that is
unwelcome and unwanted. In
either case, the crust is blown off
of the old, comfortable volcano
and the process of reorganization
and rethinking begins again. We


don't have any volcanoes here in
South Florida, but we have hurri-
canes to shake us up every so
often. I will be the first not to
downplay the seriousness of the
damage, destruction, loss of life
and tragedy that they being. In
spite of everything, though, there
is a forced re-thinking, reorgani-
zation that comes; a promise to
be better prepared, a vow to help
those who suffer from disasters in
their own areas, a dedication to
cherish more dearly those we
love, an appreciation of the gift of
life and blessings of friends and
family.
The Lord who came and
brought us to rethink and reor-
ganize our lives did not stop by
giving one new pattern, but the
way to continued newness and
opening to the gifts of this life. He
concludes in Revelation by saying
"I am making everything new"
(Revelation 21:5) The process
has not ended and will continue,
and God is there aside us each
time we share it in life.


For the Bible tells



me so, that's why


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Dan Brown's "DaVinci Code"
has sold 40 million copies. Dr.
Spock's "Baby and Child Care"
has sold over
50 million
copies. But
those are light-
weights com-
pared to Harry
Potter.
The com-
bined sales of-
all six books in
the series is Pastor John
somewhere Hicks
around 300
million copies. But that's still just
a third of the 900 million copies
of "the Little Red Book," a.k.a.
"Quotations from Chairman Mao
Tse-Tung". Mao is number two
on the all time list of bestsellers.
You probably know where I am
heading with this.
The Bible has been printed so
many times that the experts' are
uncertaifi'of the totAL Softie s6sait
could be as high as six billion
copies in print. Twenty million a
year are sold in the United States,
100 million annually worldwide.
What motivates people to buy
Bibles in such numbers? Are they
trying to convert their block,
sharing them with the neighbors,
sending them in plain packages
to China and Afghanistan and
other places where it is illegal to
own a Bible? Not very likely.
We are surrounded with
images of floods and famines,
suicide bombers in subways,
school shootings, politicians
who lie to the public, movie stars
who change spouses as often as
they change hairstyles, plane
crashes and shuttle explosions,
escalating gasoline prices; out-
sourcing of jobs, and an ever-
increasing vulgarity and lack of
civility and decency in our cul-
ture. In the face of these realities
and more, people look for some-
thing solid on which to stand,
something unmoving to anchor
to. The Bible gives us this.
In the Bible, we find the story
of a God who creates, who for-
gives, who lifts up, who weeps
with the weeping and rejoices


with the rejoicing, who would
always heal, who is victorious in
the end over pain, suffering, evil,
fate, despair, destruction. We see
the story of a Savior God who
loves us with an everlasting love.
There's an old story about the
father whose son wanted a car
for graduation. On the night of
graduation, the father handed
him a package. The boy opened
it and discovered a Bible. He was
angry that he hadn't been given a
car. He fought with his father -
screamed and said things that he
could never take back. The son
packed up his, belongings,
moved out of the house, and-
never spoke to his father again.
Several years later, his father
died. The boy didn't attend the
funeral, but he did remember the
Bible he had been given on his
graduation night and he looked
for it on his bookshelf. He found
it, dusted it off, and opened it.
When he did, an envelope fell
frorn 'tfie folds. It was a decade-
old letter from hiis 'father saying
that the'ca'of his"dreams was
waiting for him at the dealership.
How long has it been since
you opened your Bible? Chances
are you won't find hidden cash,
but you will find a truth that is
worth far more than all of the
cars that have ever been made
and sold on every car lot in every
land.
Karl Barth, noted theologian,
hit on this truth when he was
asked to share the greatest thing
he had learned in all of his bibli-
cal studies. He shared 12 words:
"Jesus loves me, this I know, for
the Bible tells me so.
"Jesus loves me,. this I know,
for the Bible tells me so. Little
ones to him belong. They are
weak and he is strong. Yes, Jesus
loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible
tells me so."
.This is, at a very basic level,
which we never fully outgrow,
the message at the heart of the
Bible. God loves me. And, yes,
Jesus loves me. That love will
help get me through any storm
or situation. The Bible tells me
so.


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
today announced Senate pas-
sage of the fiscal year 2006 Mili-
tary Construction appropria-
tions bill. The measure
contains over $192 million in
military construction projects
in Florida. The bill passed the
Senate 98 to 0. Differences with
the U.S. House, of Representa-
tives must be reconciled before
the measure can proceed to the
White House.
"There is a desperate need
to upgrade, modernize, and
add to Florida's military infra-
structure," said Senator Mar-
tinez. "I recently had the oppor-
tunity to take a first-hand look
at a number of Florida's instal-
lations and while the people
and missions are top-notch, in
many cases the facilities pre-
date the Vietnam-Era."
Senator Martinez singled out
, tw6 rriilitary construction proj-
ects that significantly, advance
areas of need. Under this bill,
Whiting Field Naval Air Station
will receive $4.6 million for
construction of a new control
tower and Naval, Station May-
port will receive $500,000 for
the planning and design of
wharf upgrades upgrades
necessary for Mayport's con-
version to a nuclear carrier
homeport.
"Florida's military value is
the reason we did so well in the
face of the base closure and
realignment," said Martinez.
"These projects are important
to our national security. They
speak to the future of our instal-
lations and are an important
part of the future of Florida's
military presence."
Other Florida projects
included in the bill: $45.1 mil-
lion for helicopter hangar


"Florida's military
value is the reason
we did so well in the
face of the base clo-
sure and realign-
ment. These projects
are important to our
national security.
They speak to the
future of our installa-
tions and are, an
important part of the
future of Florida's
military presence."
Mel Martinez (R-FL),
U.S. Senator

replacement at Jacksonville;
$7.8 million for bachelor enlist-
ed quarters at Mayport; $2:.91:
million to expand the flight
trainer at Mayport; $9.6 million
for a joint aquatic combat diver
training at Panama City; $8.7
million for water treatment
facility recapitalization at Pen-
sacola; $6.2 million for satellite
processing operations support
facility at Cape Canaveral; $2.5
million for weapons instructor
course facility at Hurlburt Field;
$67 million for Central Com-
mand joint intelligence center
at MacDill AFB; $11.2 million
for security forces facility at
MacDill AFB; $9 million for 120
room dormitory at Tyndall AFB;
$2.5 million for F/A-22 addition
fuels maintenance at Tyndall
AFB; $12.8 million for Special
Operations support facility at
Eglin AFB; and $2 million for
Alter rescue squadron opera-
tions facility at Patrick AFB.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My dog has
one eye, which is part blue and
brown the other is all brown.
I've heard that situation referred
to as "Moon-Eyed". Is there
another, or proper medical name
for it? Does it cause a problem for
vision? Thanks Doc, Don in
Clewiston.
A: Hey Don, what an uncom-
mon question. Yes! There is a
name for it. It is called "Hete-
rochromia". When the eyes are
all the same color it is called
"Homochromia". And no, it does
not affect vision at all. It is only a
reflection of various degrees of
pigment in the colored part of the
eye. Hope that answer does it for
you Don. Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My neigh:
bor has large dogs in the back-
yard, and he doesn't clean up
after them. The odor is so bad
sometimes that it is unbearable. Is
there any kind of product we can
use to control the odor on our
side of the fence? Thanks Doc,
Georgie in Belle Glade.
A: Hey Georgie. I wish I had an
easy solution for you. I do not
know of any products that will
really help. In this case I think get-
ting to the root of the problem is


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the best cure. First try to remedy
the situation with your neighbor
by talking a bit. If that doesn't
work, then I would call Animal
Care and Control. Not only is
there possible a health code viola-
tion, but also an animal cruelty
concern. Locally the phone num-
ber is (561) 924-5656. Good luck,
Doc Savvy,
E-mail your pet questions to
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Pet Corner. Be sure to tune into
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Hendry County Sheriff Department


Editor's note: The following
named individuals listed in the
arrest activity report are not an
indication of guilt. Anyone who
wishes to do so, may contact the
newspaper upon final disposition
of their case for publication.

Aggravated battery
MONTURA On Sept. 18, the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
received a 911-call about someone
bleeding and needing help in Mon-
tura Ranch Estates. Sheriff Ronnie
Lee responded to the scene along
with investigators while a uniform
Road Patrol Deputy responded to
Hendry Regional Hospital to meet
with the complainant. The victim
was treated for wounds to the head
and released. The victim returned
to the scene and furnished investi-
gators additional information that
lead to the arrest of Hispanic Male
Jose Perez who resides in the Mon-
tura Ranch Estates area. Perez was
charged with Aggravated Battery
and transported to the Hendry
County Jail.

Traffic stop leads
to cocaine arrest
LABELLE On Sept. 15,
Hendry County deputies conduct-
ed a traffic stop on Main Street and
Lincoln Avenue in Labelle. The
driver, Hispanic Male Javier Ayala,
age 21, was suspected of driving
under the influence. While con-


ducting the investigation deputies
discovered a quantity of powder
cocaine. Sheriff Ronnie Lee said,
the driver was arrested and
charged with driving under the
influence of alcohol and posses-
sion of cocaine.

Recovery of
stolen vehicle
CLEWISTON D/S Preece, of
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
arrested William D. Mayfield, age
41, for trespassing on United States
Sugar Property on Sept. 7. During
the investigation it was determined
that Mayfield had been in posses-
sion of a stolen vehicle from South
Carolina.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reported that
arrangements would be made to
return the vehicle to South Caroli-
na.

Cocaine and
marijuana discovered
HARLEM In recent weeks
investigators of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office, working in an
undercover capacity, have pur-
chased illegal narcotics and dan-
gerous drugs in the Harlem area, as
well as other areas in Hendry
County. Sheriff Ronnie Lee said that
on Sept. 15, Chuck Cornelius
Gilkes, age 25, of Mississippi
Avenue, Clewiston, was spotted by
investigators entering a vehicle on


Harlem Academy. The Hendry
County Sheriff's Office held active
warrants on Gilkes for Sale of
Cocaine and Sale of Marijuana. The
car was stopped and Gilkes was
arrested. The driver of the vehicle,
Theophilus Tawon Brooks, age 23
of 1106 Harlem Gardens, was also
arrested on Illegal Drug charges.
Investigators searched the vehicle
and located four bags of marijuana,
49 pieces of crack cocaine, and an
disclosed quantity of powder
cocaine. Both men were transport-
ed to the Hendry County Jail. Gilkes
had previously been arrested for
Robbery and was out on bond at
the time of his arrest.

Shooting
suspect wanted
HARLEM The Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office investigated a
shooting in the M&M store parking
lot in Harlem on Sept. 22. Witness-
es told investigators that Anthony
Gonzales Carter was in front of the
M&M store and as Bobby Gene
Gray, age 24, approached him,
Carter pulled a gun and fired one
time. Gray started to run away and
Carter continued shooting, striking
Gray one time in his right thigh.
One of the stray bullets also struck
a 17-year-old juvenile in his right
ankle. Both victims were treated at
the Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter and released. Sheriff Ronnie Lee
said deputies were unable to locate
Carter the night of the shooting and


a warrant has been issued for his
arrest.

Four busted on
drug charges
On Sept. 22, the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office, D.E.A. Task Force,
and Glades County Sheriff's Office
executed two search warrants. The
first residence searched was 1104
Choctaw Avenue. A search of the
premises resulted in officers locat-
ing a quantity of powder cocaine,
marijuana seeds, weight scales,
pipes used for smoking marijuana,
packaging materials, a quantity of
crack cocaine, and a quantity of
marijuana. Filemon Marquez, age
19, was arrested for Cocaine Traf-
ficking, Possession Of Marijuana,
and Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia. Liborio Marques, age 22, was
arrested for Possession of Cocaine
and Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia. Jennifer Marquez, age 21,
was arrested for Possession of Mar-
ijuana and Possession of Drug Para-
phernalia.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said the sec-
ond search warrant was executed
at 320 Carlotta Avenue where offi-
cers located marijuana plants
growing in pots inside the house.
Paraphernalia used for smoking
marijuana was also located within
the premises. Albert Vela, age 20,
was arrested for Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia and Cultivation of
Marijuana.


CPD busts dealers


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed.in the arrest
activity report are not an indica-
tion of guilt. Any one interested
in doing so, may contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case for publication.
CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton Police Department reports
that on Sept. 21 the Clewiston
Police .Department's Narcotic's
Unit conducted a controlled
delivery of crack cocaine that
resulted in the arrest of two
males, Ryan Otguest.Willis, DOB
12/21/76, and Kevin Rolle, DOB
03/24/75, both of Belle Glade.
The undercover officers
ordered a large delivery Of crack
cocaine, representing a street
value of approximately $7,500
from an out-of-county supplier
known to law enforcement to be
a major provider of cocaine to
our local area. The supplier
agreed to meet at an undisclosed
area within the city of Clewiston.
Once the supplier arrived at the
location, the Narcotics Team
secured the two individuals and
performed a search of the vehi-
cle.


The search resulted in the dis-
covery of 130 grams of crack
cocaine. The cocaine was locat-
ed between the two front seats
where Willis and Rolle were sit-
ting at the time of the arrest. Both
suspects were arrested and
booked into the Hendry County
Jail where they were charged for
Delivery of Crack Cocaine within
1,000 feet of school, and traffick-
ing of Crack Cocaine within
1,000 feet of school. Both sus-
pects are presently housed in the
Hendry County Jail with bonds
set at $350,000 each awaiting
possible Federal Indictments on
these charges.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment has changed their focus of
attention to target the out-of-
county suppliers who are known
to bring narcotics into our juris-
diction. The Clewiston Police
Department would like to again
thank the concerned citizens
who have voiced their disap-
proval of the drug activities in our
community by providing assis-
tance and information to the
police department in the appre-
hension of narcotics violators.


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House passes Foley sex offender legislation


WASHINGTON Congress-
man Mark Foley (FL-16), Co-Chair-
man of the Missing and Exploited
and Children's Caucus, announced
that legislation he introduced, in
May overhauling how our nation
treats sex offenders passed the
House of Representatives by a vote
of 371 to 52 as part of the Children's
Safety Act of 2005 introduced by
House Judiciary Committee Chair-
man James Sensenbrenner (WI-
05). ,
"We keep better track of our
library books than we do child
predators," said Foley. "Those who
break such a sacred trust and prey
on our children no matter who
they are, where they are from or
where they commit their crime -
should have to make their where-
abouts known or be subject to
additional jail time and other penal-
ties.
"T,.:d.v more than 500,000 con-
'. t<.J -.,.. offenders live in the Unit-
etd S;tes Of those, about,0,000
are missing roaming the streets
with no one watching over them.
We also know that, once released,
sex offenders are four times more

Arrest Report
Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone interested in doing
so, may contact the newspaper
upon final disposition of their
case for publication.
Belle Glade Police Department
arrest report
Sept. 20
Juvenile, 14, Battery, uttering a
forged instrument
Sept.21
Isarel Hester, 36, Burglary
Sept.22
Maria Martinez, 49, Retail Theft
Sept. 23
Ernest Butler, 25, Domestic
Battery
Juvenile, 14, Battery
Sept. 24
Kenneth Wilcher, 43, Violation
of Injunction
Noel Arredondo, 32, Disorder-
ly Conduct
Sept.25
Jacinto Ramos, 18, Criminal
Mischief
Kevin Corcoran, Jr., 19, Aggra-
vated Battery

Crimestoppers


As of Sept. 23, 2005, Crimestop-
pers is seeking public assistance in
locating Jose Nunez who is listed
as a white male, with a date of birth
f Feb.7,1980.
Nunez is
described ,as
being 5'6" tall,
weighs 180
pounds, and
has black hair
with brown
eyes. His last
known address
is Main Street, Jose
in Belle Glade. Nunez
Nunez is want-
ed on a warrant for Failure to
Appear on charges of attempted
burglary of a dwelling.
If you have any information
regarding the whereabouts of
Nunez, please call Crimestoppers
at (800) 458-TIPS (8477). You may
remain anonymous and could be
eligible for a cash reward.


likely to be rearrested for a sex
crime. We need to stop playing
Russian roulette with the lives of
our children.
"I want to thahk Chairman
Sensenbrenner for his leadership in
making this legislation a reality,"
said Congressman Foley.
Foley's Sex Offender Registra-
tion and Notification Act of 2005,
which he introduced in May-with
Senator Orrin Hatch, was folded
into H.R. 3132 as Title I of the com-
prehensive legislation dealing with
child safety issues.
Provisions include:
Improves Sex Offender Registra-
tion and Notification Program to
ensure that sex offenders register,
and keep current, where. they
reside, work and attend school
(H.R. 2423-Rep. Foley).
Improves verification systems
for sex offender information by
requiring monthly verification, sex
offender in-person .verification


every six months, and regular nota-
rized verification mailings
(H.R.1505 Rep. Ginny Brown-
Waite).
Requires States to have a uni-
form, public access sex offender
registration Web site (H.R. 2423 -
Rep. Foley).
Creates Dru Sjodin National Sex
Offender Public Web site to search
for sex offender information in
each community (H.R. 95 Reps.
Gillmor and Pomeroy).
Expands sex offenders to
include juvenile sex offenders (H.R.
2797- Rep. Green).
Requires states to notify each
other when sex offender moves
from one state to another (H.R.
,2423-Rep. Foley).
Expands sex offenses covered
by registration and, notification
requirements to include military,
tribal, foreign, sex crimes, and
increases duration of registration
requirements to protect the public


(H.R. 1355-Rep. Poe).
Expands community notifica-
tion requirements to include active
efforts to inform law enforcement
agencies, schools, public housing,
social service agencies and volun-
teer organizations in area where
sex offender resides, works or
attends school (H.R. 2423 Rep.
Foley).
Creates new criminal penalty of
mandatory minimum of five years
to maximum of 20 years for a sex
offender who fails to comply with
registration requirements. Expands
law enforcement use of DNA to
solve sex crimes (H.R. 2796 Rep.
Green).
Prevents and deters violent
crimes against children and sexual
exploitation of children (H.R. 2318
and H.R. 2388 Rep. Green). Pro-
tects foster children from sexual
abuse and exploitation. Increases
criminal penalties against child sex-
ual predators.


Glades County Sheriff's Office Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report do not indicate guilt. Any-
one who cleared on charges fol-
lowing the final disposition of
their case may contact the
newspaper for publication.

Sept. 11
Billy Arnold, 31, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Don Salo on the charge of DWLS
and an active Broward Co. War-
rant. He remains in custody with
bond set at $2,500.
Victor Govea, 29, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active war-
rant for VOP. He remains in cus-
tody with no privilege of bond.
Annette Beard; 35, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputi
Queenie Bell on an active war-
rant for VOP. She was later
ROR'ed 9/12/05.


Sept. 12
Victor Valera, 67, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Holly Ramsey on the charge of
DWLS. He was later released on a
$250 cash bond.
Anthony Downing, 19, of
Moore Haven was arrested by Sgt.
Ronnie Baker on the charge of Pos-
session of Marijuana under 20
grams. He was later released with
no charges filed.
Michael Cheney, 28, of Lehigh
Acres was arrested by Deputy
Queenie Bell on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
with 30 days in county jail.
Sept.13
Amber Cooper, 23, of Braden-
ton was arrested by Deputy Bryan
Enderle on the charge of giving
false ID to law enforcement. She
was later ROR'ed.
Daiton Johnson, 32, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Leslie Fuce on two active warrants
for VOP. He remains in custody


with bond set at $7,500.
Sept. 14
Leslie Emonds, 43, of Clewiston
was arrested by Deputy Jason
Griner on two active warrants for
VOR He was later released ROR'ed.
Sept. 15
Jared Parker, 27, of Punta Gorda
was arrested by FHP Officer Ver-
biest on an active Charlotte County
warrant. He was later released on a
$2,000 surety bond.


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Pioneer Park students
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Our students are taking time
outside of school to become mil-
lionaires! No, they are not getting
jobs, they are spending time read-
ing every night at home. Pioneer
Park Elementary has started their
second year with the take-home
reading program, Sugarbears Tack-
le Reading (S.T.A.R.). Every student
is encouraged to read at home for
30 minutes a night with a


parent/guardian. Students turn in
the minutes they read every week
and earn small incentives based on
the amount of minutes read. Last
year the school goal was 600,000
minutes and from October to May
the students read a total of over
750,000 minutes! This year, our
goal is to read 1,000,000 minutes!
Our students may not actually
become millionaires in the dollar
sense, but the greatest reward will
be in spending time with their par-
ents and enhancing their reading
skills outside of school..


Glades County School Calendar


Oct. 13: End of first nine-week period
Oct. 14: Teacher in-service (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; elementary
schools; 5-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: Early release for Thanksgiving
holiday
Nov. 24-25: Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 16: End of second nine-week peri-
od; early release for holiday
Dec. 19-30: Christmas/New Year holi-
day
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; elementary
schools; 5-7 p.m.
Feb. 20: Presidents Day holiday
March 3: Chalo Nitka holiday
March 10: End of third nine-week peri-
od
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/stu-
dents)
April 27: Interim report cards
May 21: Baccalaureate
May 26: Graduation
May 29: Memorial Day holiday
May 31: Last day for students/early
release
June 1-2: Post school; teacher work-
days
June 2: Last day for teachers


A chance to live


FT. PIERCE Jeanette Chap-
man now has a steady job, her
own apartment, and renewed
family ties. Several years ago, all
she wanted to do was die and
she tried many times to accom-
plish it. Luckily, two years ago
she came to'Florida's Vocational'
Rehabilitation program for assis-
tance. VR assists people with dis-
abilities with training, medical
treatment, and accommoda-
tions so they may become
employed.
Chapman's VR counselor
Joanne Jung said, "Jeanette's
self-esteem was really bad. She
felt there was absolutely nothing
positive -in her life." Chapman
was diagnosed with several
mental disorders. VR provided
her with counseling, medical


treatment, supported employ-
ment, and job counseling.
Chapman has made fantastic
strides including a full-time job
as a clothes processor for Good-
will. "Jeanette has always been a
very good employee for us, a real
pleasure to work with. She's
wonderful and has a great atti-
tude," says manager James Rus-
sell. Chapman notes that her
long road back from the depths
of mental illness began when
she contacted Florida's Vocation-
al Rehabilitation program with.
the hope of just getting employ-
ment and wound up getting a
whole lot more.
"I would have been happy
just to have a job, but now I feel
like VR has given me a whole
new life," she said.


GCD School Briefs


Peace Ridge
confederation
Peace Ridge Confederation
was held Sept. 24, at Sebring
High School. Lindsey Ringstaff
competed in the FFA Creed
where she placed first. Whitney
Ball competed in prepared
speaking where she placed sec-
ond. Amy Zeigler and Lindsey
Ringstaff placed third in Quiz
Bowl. Also FFA officers compet-
ed in Opening and Closing Cere-
monies and Jordan Chailand
competed in Tractor Driving.
Moore Haven Alumni
The Moore Haven Alumni
will hold a meeting at Moore
Haven High School Oct. 3, at
6:30 p.m. in the Ag room, every-,
one is invited. Bring a friend.
Competition
and traveling
On Oct. 6, a group of FFA stu-
dents will be traveling to. Okee-
chobee to compete in Forestry.
Also this month a group of stu-
dents will be traveling to Moul-
trie, Georgia to the Sunbelt Agri-
culture Expo, Lake. City
Community College, and South:
west Georgia Tech..
Sub-districts
This year the Moore Haven
FFA will host sub-districts. FFA
members, we are looking for an
extemporaneous speaker, if you
are interested talk to Mr. Cosby.
Also, if you are interested in
Parli. Pro., we are looking for


people to get a team together.
For more information, talk to Mr.
Cosby.
Get involved
Want to be involved, but
don't know how? The Moore
Haven Junior-Senior High
School Advisory Council mem-
bers are concerned parents,
community members, students
and school employees. We
meet the second Monday of
every month at 7 p.m. in the
media center. No special knowl-
edge or talents required, only a
desire to participate and make a
difference in your local school.
Be a part of the decision making
and planning by offering your
views and opinions. Everyone
has something to give. Please
consider giving your time to the
School Advisory Council at
Moore Haven Junior-Senior
High School.
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/m6ore-
haven/index.php, copies of the
report are also available in the
school's main office, 700 Terrier
Pride Drive SW, Moore Haven.
Sunday school
St Theresa Catholic Church in
Buckhead Ridge will begin its
Sunday school (CCD) starting
Oct 2. Please call Ann at 467-
1516 or Fr. Dan at the Parish


Office (863) 946-0696 for more
information. Fun for all ages!
Glades Truancy
Program
The Glades County School
Board has adopted a truancy
program Tor all Glades County
schools for the 2005-06 school
year, in an effort to reduce unex-
cused absences. Glades Truancy
Program handbooks are avail-
able at each school office.
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
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Children's advocates
are needed
The Guardian Ad Litem
(GAL) Program needs volun-
teers to represent the best inter-
ests of abused, abandoned and
neglected children before the
court, social service agencies
and the community. No special
educational degree is required.


Guardians need to be someone
with cprimon sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in
Fort Myers is required. Please
contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
461-4360 or (800) 269-6210 for
more information, and to
reserve your space for training.
Accountability report
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Ele-
mentary School is now available
in the elementary school office.
If you would like a copy of the
report, please stop by the office
and one will be made available
to you.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic sexual violence in our com-
munity. 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, Ihc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.


Telemarketing scam leads to arrest


TALLAHASSEE Victims
who were bilked out of more
than $150,000 in a foreign curren-
cy scam will each receive full and
immediate restitution, Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced.
A Broward County man pled
guilty to criminal racketeering,
conspiracy and grand theft
charges and will provide
$150,000 in immediate restitution
to 15 victims who either lived in
Florida or were victimized when
the scam operated from within
the state.
Daniel Fasciana of Fort Laud-


erdale was part of a scheme in
which telemarketers enticed their
targets into buying bogus foreign
currency options and gave unre-
alistic promises of a huge profit,
often two or three times the
amount invested. The scheme
ensnared some 200 victims who
lost some $2 million nationwide.
Fasciana pled guilty to all the
charges and agreed to testify
against his co-defendants. He will
be placed on 10 years probation.
One of the scam's Florida vic-
tims was Ann Von Duerring of
Kissimmee, who is in her 90s and


suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
She lives with her daughter, Ann.
Schneider, who feared her moth-
er had no case because she had
very little paperwork or proof of
the scam, in which Von Duerring
lost almost $26,000 her entire
life savings. Crist's office pursued
the case and was able to recover
Von Duerring's money.
"These con artists worked
very hard to steal from law-abid-
ing citizens," said Crist. "The false
promises. and outright lies
robbed good people of their
hard-earned money, sometimes


their life savings. We will contin-
ue to seek justice for citizens who
fall prey to scams."
Six of the 15 victims are Flori-
da residents who lost almost
$73,000 in amounts ranging from
$5,375 to $25,945, and the others
were victimized while the organi-
zation ran its boiler-room opera-
tion out of South Florida.
When investigators closed in
on the scheme, the operators
moved first to Georgia and then
to Louisiana. The period covered
by criminal charges ran from
April 2001 through June 2002. *


NOTICE OFPROPOSEDTAXINCREAS


The Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control District has tentatively adopted

a measure to increase it's property tax levy,


Last year's property tax levy


A., Initially proposed tax levy,..-...........................$ 56,993


B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjusment


Board and other assessment changes................$ (401


C. Actual property tax levy..........,........................$ 57,394


IThis ye's propose tax levy..,s.,,i...........t.......................,$ 68,87 5



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


increase to be held on



DATE

TIME


MEETING PLACE

TOWN


October 3, 2005

7:00 p,m,


Buckhead Ridge Community Center

Building #2

682 Hwy, 78 West


Buckhead Ridge, FL 34974



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

be made at this hearing.


BUDGET SUMMARY

Buckhead Ridge Mosquito Control

District of Glades County

Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Building 682 Highway 78 West

Buckhead Ridge OkeechobeeFL, 34974


GENERAL FUND


REVENUES BALANCE FORWARD FOR LAST YEAR...........................$48,241.00

AD VALOREM TAXES,............................68,875.00

STATE................................ $18,.513.00

TOTAL $135,629.00 ,



EXPENDITURES

PERSONAL SERVICES ............................ $20,000.00

PERSONAL SERVICES BENEFITS................ $1,200.00

OPERATING EXPENSES $16,000.00

TRAVEL/UTLITIES $750.00

REPAIR SERVICES.............................. $1,500.00

OTHER CURRENT CHARGES..................................$12,200.00

SUPPLIES/MATERIALS..................................$300.00

GAS/OIL/LUBE ........ $3,000.00

CHEMICALS/SOLVENTS/ADDITIVES..............................$28,000.00

CONTINGENCY.................................$4,438.00

TOTAL..................................$87,388.00



RESERVES....................................... .......................... ..........$44,331.00

FUTURE CAPITAL OUTLAY...................................$3,910.00.

TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES.......................... ...$135,629.00


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OFFICES OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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Report details progress in protecting ecosystems


By MaryAnn Morris
The South Florida Environmen-
tal Report, prepared by South Flori-
da Water Management District
(SFWMD), provides data sum-
maries for all major ecosystems in
South Florida during "water year"
2005 (May 1,2004 through April 30,
2005). Public comment can be
made via a Web blog on the
SFWMD Web site
www.sfwmd.gov.
The South Florida environment
is large, complex and diverse. Many
areas are of concern when consid-
ering the health of the Everglades
and the health of residents of this
ecologically rich and diverse
region.
Kissimmee Watershed: The
Kissimmee Watershed is the head-
waters of the greater Kissimmee-
Okeechobee-Everglades ecosys-
tem and encompasses about
6,200-square miles of southern
Central Florida. The Upper Basin is
an important regional water
source. This diverse natural
resource forms an ecological tran-
sition between the temperate cli-
mate to the north and the sub-trop-
ic areas to the south. The
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is 28
interconnected lakes that work
hydrologically and ecologically as a
resource of a regional size. Water
levels in the lakes are controlled
through a series of canals and con-
trol structures.
Historically the Kissimmee River
meandered about 103 miles
through an area one to two miles
wide called a floodplain. As part of
early flood-control efforts, the river
was channelized and two-thirds of
the floodplain was drained
between 1962 and 1971. Unfortu-
nately, this resulted in drastic
declines in wintering waterfowl,
wading bird and game fish popula-
tions.
Restoration of the river was
authorized by the U.S. Congress of
1992, with the goal to restore 40-
square miles. of river, floodplain
ecosystem and 43 miles of mean-
dering river channel and 27,000
acres of wetlands. Part of this pro-
gram will evaluate benefits to more
than 320 fish and wildlife species
including the endangered Wood
Stork, Snail Kite and Bald Eagle.
Land acquisition, advanced
research and on-going monitoring
efforts are important to the restora-
tion of the Kissimmee River ecosys-
tem.
C-139 Basin: Southwest of
Clewiston, is dh- C-:139 Basin
where agriculture is the dominant


South Fl

By MaryAnn Morris
Early visitors to Florida found a
pristine environment rich in
wildlife and foliage.
"Just south of Palmdale, we
crossed Fisheating Creek, a pictur-
esque stream, meandering
through the almost uninhabited
prairie, between banks either
exposed to the sun or clothed in
shrubs and bright colored asters or
hammocks of oaks, ash and
maple, which in some places give
way to groves of palmettos that
often lean far over the water's
edge," wrote John Kunkle Small in
his account of a trip he made in
1917 to visit the Big Cypress.
"After leaving the hammocks,
which border the creek we drove
out on *the prairie again and few
trees came into view for a distance
of about eighteen miles, until the
hammocks bordering the Caloosa-
hatchee appeared," he continued.
Mr. Small was head curator of the
Museums and Herbariums of the
NY Botanical Garden at that time.
Mrs. George, whose husband,
M.F. George built many early build-
ings in the area, including the first
Moore Haven Hotel and the Uni-
versity of Florida's Agricultural
Extension Station building in Belle
Glade, left an account of condi-
tions during the building of the
town of Moore Haven in 1915:
"The first weeks after we came
it seemed doubtful whether we


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Estuaries like the St. Lucie River are threatened by development like Sewells Point and fresh-
water discharges from connection to Lake Okeechobee.


land use. The remaining land is
wetland and forested upland;
some is in the Big Cypress National
Preserve. The Big Cypress National
Preserve was established in 1974 to
protect the natural and recreational
value of the Big Cypress Watershed
while continuing hunting, fishing
and oil and gas production. Exces-
sive drainage and the introduction
of poor quality water into the pre-
serve via the existing canals are
problems. Since 2002, C-139 is sub-
ject by law to a Best Management
Practices (BMP) Regulatory Pro-
gram.
Coastal Ecosystems: Coastal
Ecosystems are the near ocean
shelf, coastal lagoons estuaries,
marshes, sloughs, tidal creeks and
freshwater rivers and canals that
come from the watershed. These
are mostly tropical and subtropical
ecosystems known for their diversi-
ty of species and wide variety of
aquatic and upland habitats.
Spiney lobster, penaeid shrimp,
blue crab, oyster, spotted sea trout,
stone crab are some of the marine
and freshwater species of Gcommer-
cial and recreational interest.
Coastal areas attract intense
human development making these
areas especially threatened by


the late 1800s. The lagoon and
estuary are threatened by increas-
ing residential and commercial
development, industry and agricul-
ture. Man-made changes have
caused significant changes in the
timing and amount of freshwater
coming into the estuary. Extreme
variations in fresh vs. salt water and
pollution from human develop-
ment and agriculture is killing the
estuary's seagrass and oysters. -
Caloosahatchee River and
Estuary' The connection between
Lake Okeechobee and the
Caloosahatchee Estuary dates back
to 1881, when it was dug to lower
the water level in the lake and start
draining the Everglades to allow
development. Now there is a fresh-
water canal connected to a shallow
bay with extensive seagrass beds,
mangrove forests and sand flats.
The estuaries in southwest Florida
are habitat to more than 40 percent
of Florida's rare, threatened and
endangered species. Available
water supply, variations in salinity
and levels of nutrients from runoff
are major issues. Overall, urban
growth, input of floodwater and
nutrients from agricultural activities
are the major issues. The goal for
the Caloosahatchee River water-


River. It is located in northern Palm
Beach and southern Martin Coun-
ties and surrounding area drains
into Jupiter Inlet. Despite urban
development, it contains large
tracts of undisturbed land: The
Atlantic Coastal Ridge, and West
Jupiter Wetlands (formerly Pal-
Mar), the J.W. Corbett Wildlife
Management Area, Jonathan Dick-
inson State Park (JDSP) Loxahatch-
ee Slough Preserve and Jupiter
Ridge Natural Area. Along the river
and within-JDSP is coastal sand
pine scrub, a biological community
so rare that it is designated as "glob-
ally imperiled". Other habitats in
this area include: Hardwood ham-
mocks, pinelands, freshwater
Smarsh, wet prairie, cypress
swamps, mangrove swamps, sea-
grass beds, tidal flats, oyster beds
and coastal dunes. These areas
support diverse biological commu-
nities including many endangered
species.
The Lake Worth Lagoon, Bis-
cayne Bay with its. coral reef sys-
tem, Florida Bay and the Florida
Keys, Naples Bay, Estero Bay,
Southern Charlotte Harbor are
other areas covered by the report.
It is a big subject because so
much of the direction water flows,


Many wading birds make their homes in the shallow water of
lakes, estuaries, and water conservation areas in the rich
environment of South Florida.


periods and the reporting of the
results to the people is mandated
by law. The report lists all applica-
ble legislation. Independent peer
review is also required by law.
The Everglades Forever Act, for
one, requires a peer review regard-
ing the research and monitoring
program that summarizes all data
and findings. This external review
of this report, the peer review, will
be performed by eight recognized
experts from the United States and
the Netherlands. These experts will
participate in the public work-
shops. The peer panel will then
develop a report with conclusions


and recommendations. This will be
delivered to SFWMD on Oct. 21
and will be provided in appendix of
the final version of this report.
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
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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were to live or starve. No arrange-
ments had been made for sup-
plies. Provisions began to get low.
A small launch was started for
Miami, but there was no knowing
when it would return. At this point
Mr. Moore came to the rescue and
established a boat line from
LaBelle. We had fair service when
the water did not happen to be too
low."
Floyd Wilder came as a boy
from Knobel, Ark. to South Florida
in 1918. His father made a life for
the family in South Bay. "My father
started farming with machete, axe,
and hand plow," he wrote. "The
custard apple trees were covered
with moonvines that would die
when the frost got to them in the
winter. The custard apple was dor-
mant in the winter, would get new
leaves in the spring and the
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Special to the Okeechobee News/Jessie Motes
Hunting was profitable during the Depression for the Motes
family in Belle Glade. "Raccoon hides brought $3 each, that
was good money in the 1930s," said Mr. Motes.


problem to clear, but there were
small elderberry trees that were
hard to get up. The custard apple
land had the greatest fertility. The
fertility of the land diminished as
custard apple gave way to willow,
elder and saw grass."
"Hunting was good back
then," wrote Ralph Wallow in his
account "Pioneers in Palmdale,"
during the Depression. "In the fall,
the woods were full of raccoons
feeding on acorns, persimmons
and craw-dads along the edges of
the ponds. Buyers would come to


the house and paid $3 or so for the
skins which I had stretched, dried
and tacked to the woodshed all
ready for them."
(Information for this story
came from: "A Botanical Excur-
sion to the Big Cypress, "by John
Kunkle Small, "Eighteen Months
in the Everglades," by Mrs. M.F.
George, Historical Museum of
Southern Florida, Miami, "Pio-
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blooming on sturdy, woody stems
on tiny branches up and down the
main stalks, ranging from about
seven to 18 inches tall with no
leaves at all. The face of the flowers
measures one-sixteenth of an inch
across and there are so many of
them it's impossible to count even
the ones on one stalk.
There had to be multi-millions
of the tiny blossoms spreading over
that pasture, growing mostly in
sprawling clumps. And some few
are a delicate pink, which start
blooming a trifle later than the
white ones. A hand-me-down
common name for this October
spectacle is "Baby's Breath" which
it is not. But for lack of a better
name, we speak of it by that name
being careful to say this is the
native variety.
We, my friend and I, had driven
only six miles and felt overjoyed for
what we had found. Yet, the morn-


ing offered more. Not more than 10
feet from where we were hanging
over the fence was a sizeable bed
of "Blazing Star",* another jewel
gift of Autumn. I've often thought
that at no other time of year does
earth yield flowers in such jewel
shades of rich plum-orchid.
Borne on long slender spikes
that wave in the slightest breeze,
the flowerets bloom solid from the
top down. "Blazing Star" loves
Florida's dry pinelands, sand hills,
roadsides, and old pastures. As a
perennial we can depend on find-
ing it from year to year in more or
less the same places.
Since we've been unable to
learn the botanical name for the
native "Baby's Breath" who's to say
whether it's an annual or a perenni-
al. From year to year I keep an
arrangement as a dried reminder of
one of nature's glorious gifts. It
dries naturally without withering or
losing its color.
Getting back into the old truck,
suddenly we became aware of
wings fluttering on the power line
right in front of us. A male Scrub


Jay!** His body and wings were
such an intense blue there was no
mistaking his identity. And besides,
this is one of two places in this
region (Glades County) where
these magnificent birds find what
they like best acorns, grasshop-
pers, beetles of all sorts, ants,
wasps, and spiders plus a wide
variety of wild fruits and berries.
He perched there for several
minutes. Fortunately, there were
binoculars in the truck, so we had
an extraordinary thrill in observing
him close up. At one point he
dropped to the ground, rapidly
picked up a choice morsel and flew
back to the power line but did not
devour the morsel dangling from
his bill.
Remembering that Scrub Jays
are considered mostly ground or
scrub oak nesters, we thought it
reasonable to think that just maybe
he had a nest with birdlings nearby.
However, looking as we did from
the truckwe saw no sign of mother
bird or a nest, yet he did fly to the
scrub oak several times, leaping
from limb to limb. The sunrays lit


up his intense blue coat and as he
flew, the spread of those blue
wings was purely gorgeous.
Scrub Jays are known to be
more social than most other birds
in the wild, and you might say, they
are more thoughtful. When Mama
and Papa Scrub Jay bring two or
three birdlings into the world, a
strange and wonderful scenario
takes place.
When the young ones are a year
old, they do not go off into the wild
blue yonder seeking a mate.
Instead, one will be designated the
"sentinel" or perhaps the "guard",
and the others will help the parents
in raising the next brood. Now this
"sentinel" or "guard" finds himself
a "parking space" within sight of
the new nest or feeding grounds.
From this perch he watches, acting
as a guard, to let the parents know
of any impending danger.
This "parking space" is usually a
high tree or even the top of a tele-
phone pole. This drama in* the
Scrub Jay world has been noticed
and recorded as mostly happening
in morning and evening hours.


Then the next year, those which
have helped the parents in raising
another brood will themselves
mate, and the rotation continues.
Sadly enough, Scrub Jays, in
eastern North America, are now
only found in the dry oak scrub-
lands of Florida. A permanent resi-
dent of the Land of Flowers, the
range of his residency has been
dramatically reduced due to
spreading urbanization and agri-
culture. Some patches of suitable
habitat remain in the Ocala Nation-
al Forest, Merritt Island National
Wildlife Refuge, the uplands west
and north of Lake Okeechobee and
a few areas in Highland County.
These beautiful birds are, of course,;
designated as a threatened species.
This was, for us, hooky-playing
of high magnitude:- only six miles
and less than an hour to another
world, but enough marvelous "pic-
ture" memories to last the rest of
our days. As I switched on the
.starter key, my friend said, "Wait a
minute." She quickly got out of the
truck, walked softly a few steps
toward the tree, where "he" was


Street
Continued From Page 1
Ms. Whirls said the organiza-
tion's first project will be to formal-
ize an action plan.
"Now the real work begins,"
she said. "We need to begin work
on grant applications for technical
assistance for localized historic
preservation standards, acquisition
and development and restoration.
We want to work with FDOT to
secure sidewalk improvements,
bike paths, signage and other
enhancements to make the entire
commercial district more pedestri-
an friendly and cohesive.
"We want to work with the city
to address zoning issues, to ensure
that the highest and best use is
identified for our waterfront prop-
erties, to take advantage of the
6,000-plus pleasure craft that lock
through the Moore Haven locks
every year. And we want to work
with property owners and busi-
nesses to attract new infill develop-
ment, a pharmacy, maybe a neigh-
borhood Wal-Mart, a new hotel
and upscale restaurants to serve
the 11,000 or so folks who already
live in Glades County, plus the
10,000 or so who travel through on
U.S. 27 everyday."
. Ms. Whirls said because the
local program area for the Main
Street endeavor is relatively large, it
will be necessary to take a phased
approach to the work, perhaps by
beginning with encouraging
improvements -to public buildings
and areas, particularly those on the
commercial strip along U.S. 27,
then seeking funding for facade
improvements and other projects
to assist businesses in that area and
promote infill development. The
second phase of the project might
be to promote development along
the riverfront north of U.S. 27, while
restoration and business recruit-


Jobs
Continued From Page 1
ual attention to students. They con-
tinue to work on the curriculum,
which will include courses cover-
ing construction and other voca-
tional skills.
IECSWF is actively working
toward building up a supply of
ready labor for the South Florida
Water Management/Corps of Engi-
neers SFM,1D C-43 Reservoir proj-
ect, being planned for the old Berry
grove west of LaBelle. Engineering'
is not complete for the project, but
the job is expected to require some
500 laborers, and 400 heavy equip-
ment operators.. It is believed con-
struction will start construction in
2007 enough time to train
homegrown workers for these
good paying, specialty construction
jobs.
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege is the lead coordinator for the


ment in the historic commercial
district might take a bit longer.
An encouraging sign, she said, is
that the Glades County Board of
County Commissioners is already
looking at allocating capital facili-
ties funding for public projects, like
improvements to the historic
Glades County Courthouse, the
Doyle Conner Building and other
facilities.
'At the end of the last commis-
sion meeting, Commissioner Alvin
Ward commended the work done
by a committee comprised of
Ortona resident Donna Storter,
Property Appraiser Larry Luckey,
Clerk of Courts Joe Flint, and Coun-
ty Manager Wendell Taylor to final-
ize plans to install a pavilion at
Ortona Cemetery," Ms. Whirls said,
adding that the commissioner then
asked that group to begin work on
plans to complete landscaping and
other improvements at the court-
house square.
"Once that project's finished,
we hope they'll turn their attention
to the Doyle Conner building and
grounds."
At Thursday's social, Mr. Luckey
became the first resident to sign up
for the Main Street design commit-
tee and recruited his son, West
Glades Elementary School princi-
pal Larry R. Luckey, II, to serve as
well.
Ms. Whirls credited volunteers
including grill-master Donnie
Peeples, Kevin Bryant, Cheryl Eby,
Chris Holliday, Rhoda Planty, Janet
Getchell, Pete Nenortas, Commis-
sioner Ruissell Echols, Councilman
Brett Whidden, Mayor Dave
McGee, Rev. John Booher and oth-
ers with making the event a suc-
cess. The social, sponsored by
Glades Electric Cooperative and
local businesses, including the
Moore Haven Restaurant, Joey's
Pizza, Subway, Ahern's, Chappy's
Country Store would not have
been possible had it not been for
the efforts of organizations like the


training effort for this and other
Everglades Restoration projects
throughout South Florida. ECSWF
is handling training coordination
for the more western projects,
along with South Florida Commu-
nity College, Edison, the Hendry
County School system (including
Hendry and Glades County high
schools and adult schools.
The C-43 Reservoir is just the
beginning. In three-to-five years,
South LaBelle Community, Bonita
Bay project at the Hendry/Lee line
and others will increase demand
for skilled construction labor and
ECSWF wants to make sure local
people get as much of the work as
possible. One area they're explor-
ing is a heavy equipment school.
Palm Beach Community College
has such a curriculum but students
must take 'the final four weeks in
Jacksonville prohibitive for local
students. If they are successful in
setting up a local heavy equipment
curriculum, it will provide good
jobs for many locals for years to


American Legion, St. Joseph's Aux-
iliary, the city of Moore Haven, the
Glades County School Board and
others, she said.
In all, the social and mailings
intended to promote the social pro-
duced nine renewed member-
ships, two new EDC memberships
and six potential new member-
ships, as well as volunteers for each
of the four Main Street committees.
"We want to encourage folks
from each of Glades County's com-
munities to get involved in this proj-
ect," Ms. Whirls told those attend-
ing the social. "That way we can
leverage the expertise of Glades
County residents in areas like pub-
licity, event organizing, fund raising,
engineering, grant writing, etc. and
participants can take what they
learn about different opportunities
back to their communities and do
wonderful things.
"We want the Moore Haven
Main Street project to serve as a
gateway to gloriously natural
Glades County, by creating linkages
between riverfront businesses with
attractions inland; linking yachts-
men on the river to stores and
restaurants on 27.
"We want the Main Street pro-
gram to become an umbrella
organization, a clearing house in
partnership with the Chamber of
Commerce, community associa-
tions and organizations throughout
the county promoting events and
venues in such a way that we bring
new visitors to the area, build
capacity for those events and ulti-
mately attract new investment,
new homes and new jobs.
"One thing Glades County is
most famous for is the concern that
residents have for their children,"
Ms. Whirls said. "Whether it's Pro-
ject Graduation, or Youth Livestock,
or ball fields, mention the kids and
everybody rolls up their sleeves,
gets to work and gets it done.
"I submit to you that revitalizing
Moore Haven through the Main


come and contribute to the
area's overall economy.
SFWMD wants a ready work-
force for the C-43 reservoir project,
so laborers need to have the basics
- tools, reading blueprints, site
safety-when the project kicks off.,
The new Ave Maria University and
town project outside of Immokalee
will also need workers. Numerous
construction projects are being
planned throughout the area --
and all will require a local labor
force.
ECSWF Vice Chairman Joe
Paterno sees a huge opportunity for.
displaced agricultural workers in
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looking back pic)n opportunity for
all residents to improve their lives
and for migrant workers to
become part of the community
with permanent jobs.
On Oct. 19 subcontractors, con-
struction workers and contractors
are invited to a SFWMD sympo-
sium on the C-43 reservoir at the
LaBelle Civic Center 5-8 p.m.


Street program is the single most
important thing you can do for your
children," Ms. Whirls told those
attending the social.
' "The biggest complaint I hear
about Moore Haven and Glades,
County is there's nothing for our
kids to do here, no summer jobs,
no movie theater, no restaurant
where you can go for a sit down
dinner, no jobs to return to after
college. I think if we get busy, we
can bring great opportunities here
for our children. They can become
carpenters, plumbers, electricians,
builders of new homes, entrepre-.
neurs of new businesses, and with
those opportunities, create a
greater demand for professional
services, doctors, lawyers, archi-
tects, engineers, teachers, pharma-
cists, bankers, realtors, law
enforcement officers. Then they
won't have to move to Orlando or
Fort Myers or even Clewiston to
work and raise their families."
For more information about the
Main Street program and other ini-
tiatives being undertaken by the
EDC, phone (863) 946-0300 or e-
mail
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com.
The Glades County Economic
Development Council meets the
first Monday of each month at 6:15
p.m. in the conference room at
Glades Electric Cooperative. Their
next meeting is scheduled for Mon-
day, Oct. 3.


Speaker
Continued From Page 1
fun activities. For more informa-
tion or if you are planning to
attend, please contact Janet Harris
at (863) 946-2083.


Flu

Continued From Page 1
as neuromuscular disorders that
can cause breathing problems; or
is taking aspirin on a long-term
basis.
Your child or adolescent two
years of age or older is living with
one or more children less than six
months of age.
Adults andparents
You should NOT get a flu shot if:
You are 64 years of age or
younger and in good health; or
Your child is two years of age
or older and in good health.
Flu shots will be available at the
Health Department in LaBelle start-
ing Oct. 3, Monday and Friday 8:30-
11 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. on a
walk-in basis (no appointments -
no shots Oct. 21 in the afternoon).
Call 674-4041 ext. 117 for informa-
tion.
Clewiston: Starting Oct. 4; Mon-
day, Tuesday and Friday 1-4 p.m.
Call 983-1408 for information.
Moore Haven: Starting Oct. 3;
Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; by
appointment only. Call Pat Lloyd at
863-946-0212 for information.


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rapidly pecking away in the.forks of
the scrub oak, and said, "Thank
you, thankyou, goodbye, bye." Her
adieu was not childish; it was pure-
ly heartfelt.
As we drove away, she suddenly
remembered there was one other
small Scrub area close by where
they had been seen a few years
back. However, since then the land
had been let for development,
which did not include leaving a
habitat for Scrub Jays. It is said by a
few, particularly one who is consid-
ered an expert in such matters, that
now there is only this one Scrub Jay
habitat remaining in Glades Coun-
ty. And we just happened to be
there at the right time, that golden
October morning when "he" was
exploring his scrub and the wind
was capriciously dancing across
the land.
Turning around, retracing the
six miles, we suddenly remem-
bered that both of us had forgotten
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INI/Bill Fabian
Glades Central's Anthony Norton breaks free for a 60-yard
touchdown against Clewiston on a pass from quarterback
Bryan Mann.


Clewiston's Jamal Hubert had a breakout game against the The Glades Central Raiders improved to 4-0 on the year after
Raiders, rushing for a 108 yards on 19 touches for the Tigers. Friday's win. They will travel to Pope John Paul this week.


Late scores lift Raiders over Tigers by score of 19-7


By Bill Fabian

BELLE GLADE The Clewis-
ton Tigers traveled to Glades
Central High School to line up
against the perennial power-
house and rival Raiders, but lost
the game 19-7 as the Raiders
scored two touchdowns in the
final minutes of the contest.
The Class 4A Raiders (4-0)
showcased not only a speedy,


reactive defense, but a consis-
tent short-yardage passing game
mixed with big plays. The
Raiders were successful in hold-
ing, the visitors to just a single
touchdown.
The game was. slow develop-
ing, which has come to charac-
terize many of the two teams'
meetings in the last several
years. The game began with a
scoreless first quarter, and
remained a scoreless tie until the


Raiders struck first with a big
play.
Quarterback Bryan Mann
connected to Anthony Norton,
who broke a tackle in the back-
field and charged downfield for a
60-yard score. The score
remained 7-0 through halftime
and well into the second half.
The Tigers (1-3) evened the
score at 7-7 when junior quarter-
back Jared Combass threw a 30-
yard strike to junior flanker John


Melton with 10 minutes left in
the fourth.
The Tiger defense held the
Raiders on the next set and put
the offense in good position near
midfield. Following an exchange
of fumble recoveries, the Clewis-
ton offensive drive was stopped
when Raider defender Rashard
Adderly intercepted a Combass
pass and returned it 25 yards.
Glades Central scored five plays
later when quarterback Bryan


Blue Devils continue the win streak


By: NinaG. Wills

There is an old saying in foot-
ball: "Offenses win games, but
defenses win championships."
Someone must have reminded
the Pahokee Blue Devils defense
of this fact. Last Friday night, the
Pahokee defense once again
played championship caliber
football against the Atlantic
Eagles and helped secure Paho-
kee's third consecutive victory.
This game was a tale of two
halves. Pahokee dominated the
first half of play offensively and
defensively. On the Eagles open-
ing drive, senior defensive end
Un'Tavious Scott forced a fum-
ble and recovered the ball in the
Eagles' territory. Pahokee's
offense moved the ball down to
the five-yard line. Pahokee faced
a fourth and goal but could not
convert. The Devils defense held
the Eagles in check, though.
On Pahokee's next posses-
sion, senior quarterback Robert
"Rah Rah" Love threw a perfect
42-yard pass to Martavious
Odoms for a touchdown and
Pahokee was on the scoreboard.
The PAT was good b. kicker Jose,
Rodriguez: On Atlantic's next
possession, Free Safety Tamar-
cus Porter recovered an Atlantic
fumble and raced 37 yards for
another Blue Devils touchdown.
Pahokee set up for a fake kick,
but Robert Love was unable to
make the two-point conversion.
In less than a minute Pahokee
was up 13 to 0 on Atlantic. The
Devils' defense had Atlantic's
offense confused and bewil-
dered for the entire first half.
Pahokee put together a nice
drive early in the second quarter.
The offense mixed it up with


runs by Ricky Gary and throws
from Love to Odoms. With 7:43
left to go in the half, Janoris
Jenkins had a 15-yard touch-
down run, putting the Devils up
18 to 0. Late in the second quar-
,ter, Atlantic did get the screen
.play going. This would hurt
Pahokee's defense more than
once. It took the Devils' too long
to react to this kind of play.
Atlantic faced a first and goal,
and the Devils' defense held the
Eagles to a field goal. The 34-
yard kick was booted through
the uprights by Eagles' kicker
John Stec. On Pahokee's next
possession, the offense was able
to answer the Eagles by driving
down the field. Freshman run-
ning back Vincent Smith scored
on a five-yard touchdown run
and the Blue Devils went up 25-3
to end the first half of the play.
To start the second half, the
Atlantic Eagles tried an on-side
kick. Pahokee recovered the
kick, but was not able to put any-
thing together on their drive.
Stalled by costly penalties and a
fired up Atlantic defense, Paho-
kee was forced to punt. Punter
Jose Rodriguez mishandled the
snap and fumbled the ball. Ira
Lee Mosley picked up the ball
and ran 25 yards into the end
zone.
The Pahokee team was
shocked at the turn-around of
events. After playing with a com-
fortable lead, the Blue Devils
were forced to play harder.
Atlantic tried another on-side
kick. Again, recovered by Paho-
kee on the Blue' Devils 46-yard
line. With 6:34 left in the third
quarter, the Blue Devils fumbled
the ball. The Eagles recovered.
Atlantic moved 86 yards in 11


plays down the field. With 2:08 to
go in the third quarter, Pahokee
had a scare. Star cornerback and
team leader Ricky Gary was hurt
on a play. He was obviously in a
tremendous amount of pain and
had to be helped to the sidelines.
On Atlantic's next play, Cleveland
Hankerson ran four yards. into
the end zone. This was the first
touchdown given up by Paho-
kee's defense in 11 quarters of
play. Atlantic was attempting a
comeback and cut Pahokee's
lead to just eight points.
On the first play of the Blue
Devils next possession, Jenkins
ran .69 yards virtually untouched
for Pahokee's fifth touchdown of
the game. Even Gary got up from
the bench and joined in the cele-
bration. This one play turned the
game around. It. revitalized a
very tired and frustrated Paho-
kee team. When Pahokee need-
ed big plays in this game, some-
one stepped up to the plate. This
play ended the third quarter.
Ricky Gary did re-enter the
game, but played at the safety
position. It was obvious Gary
was hurting, but he refused to sit
out of,the game. Gary bruised
his right hip making it difficult to
bend over. Love stepped in as
cornerback and knocked the
ball away from an Atlantic
receiver on a key third down.
Pahokee had to punt on its next
possession. With less than five
minutes to go in the game,
Atlantic was able to get on the
board one more time with a
quick screen pass to Preston
Parker. It was a 92-yard play. The
PAT kick failed. With 1:15 to go
in the final quarter, Pahokee was
able, to run the clock out and
hold on to their win.


Pahokee's team has matured
considerably in the last three
games. They are playing as a team
unit and are more focused enter-
ing each game. This Blue Devils
team has re-established its cham-.
pionship title hopes with strong
performances the last three
weeks. The defense did give away
a few big plays in the second half,
but never allowed the Eagles to
take the lead in the game. Paho-
kee will be facing Melbourne Cen-
tral Catholic at home this Friday
night. It will be a key district game.
for the Blue Devils.
Team Statistics:
Robert Love was 10 of 18 for
142 yards with one TD and no
interceptions.
Martavious Odoms had five
receptions for 80 yards and one
TD.
Tanoris Jones had three recp-
tions for 22 yards.
Tamarcus Porter had one
reception for 28 yards.
Ricky Gary rushed five times
for 42 yards.
Janoris Jenkins rushed 14
times for 71 yards and a pair of
TDs.
Vincent Smith rushed* five
times for 97 yards.
Anthony Atwell rushed one
time for three yards.
Players of the Game: Pahokee
Blue Devils Defense
Linebacker Rudy Robinson
put pressure on the Eagles QB
several times and made key tack-
les.
Defensive Lineman Micanor
Regis made several key tackles.
Defensive End Un'Tavious
Scott forced a fumble and recov-
ered it.
Tamarcus Porter recovered a
fumble for a touchdown.


Mann connected for 17 yards
with flanker Deonte Thompson
with 2:22 left on the clock.
Clewiston had one last
attempt to take control of the
game but their hopes ended
when Glades Central held them
on downs.
With less than a minute left to
play, the Glades Central offense
began to run a series of reverse
plays to continue moving the
ball. downfield, running out of
bounds to stop the clock. The'
Raiders final score came on a
six-yard run by tailback Aston
Samuels as the game ended.
Tiger Head Coach Tommy
Morrell was disappointed in the
outcome, but acknowledged the
team's determination. "Our kids
played their hearts out against a
talented opponent tonight. I'm
proud of the determination they
displayed, but we still came up
short. Against Glades Central,
you pay for mistakes. Fortunate-
ly, we've now gotten our non-
district rivalries out of the way
and must now begin focusing on
our upcoming district contests."
Clewiston's running offense
and the tenacious defense kept
them in the contest most of the
.way. Junior tailback Jamal
Hubert gained 108 yards on 19
attempts. Linebacker D.J.
Bartlett led the Tiger defense
with eight solo tackles, a fumble
recovery and a running sack.
The Raiders showed domi-
nance in the final numbers, with
running back Samuels stacking


Scores
1 2 3 4 Total
Clewiston 0 0 0 7 7
Glades Central 0 7 0 12 19
Scoring Summary: Second Quarter:
Glades Central: Anthony Norton 60-
yard pass from Bryan Mann (Dendra
Holley kick) Fourth Quarter: Clewis-
.ton: John Melton 30-yard pass from
Jared Combass (Combass kick)
Glades Central: Deonte Thompson
17-yard pass from Bryan Mann (kick
failed) Glades Central: Aston
Samuels six-yard run
Clewiston Glades Central
First Downs 13 17
Rushes/Total 38/190 30/187
Passing Yards 68 176
Compl/Att/Int 6/13/2 12/21/0
Punts/Avg 4/38.0 4/31.5
Fumbles/Lost 4/2 3/2
Penalty/Yds 6/35 11/95
Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Aston Samuels (GC)
15/126 yards Jamal Hubert (C)
19/108 yards
Receiving: Curtis Brown (GC), 6/66
yards-John Melton (C) 2/38 yards

up 126 yards on 15 rushing
attempts, receiver Curtis Brown
gaining 66 yards on six catches,
and quarterback Mann finishing
with 12 completions out of 21
attempts, with nro interceptions.
The Tigers will host Cardinal
Newman on Friday night at Cane
Field in their first district contest.
The Raiders will travel to play
Pope John Paul.


Moore Haven


travels to Benjamin


PALM BEACH The Terriers
traveled to North Palm Beach
Benjamin to battle the Bucca-
neers and vie for its second win
of the season. However, the
Bucs were too much for the Ter-
riers, who fell to Benjamin 33-20
in a heartbreaker Friday night.
The Terriers (1-3) showed a
strong offensive effort, putting
up 20 points against the home-
town Bucs, but could not hold
off the Benjamin offensive front,
which dominated until late in
the game.
Benjamin (4-1) rebounded


from its only loss a 68-0
trouncing of Coral Springs Chris-
tian last week. The Bucs, who
are ranked number five in the
Class 1A state poll, have a strong
running game behind T.J.
Strunk.,
Moore Haven, which defeat-
ed Hollywood Christian 33-18
last week on. the road, .has lost
both of its home games by a
touchdown.
The Terriers will once again
be traveling this week to St. John
Neumann this Friday for an after-
noon game at 4 p.m.


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Brahmans and Dragons


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Tiger golfers wrapped up back-to-
back victories last week after top-
pling Okeechobee 167-185 and
then hosted Lake Placid to down
the Dragons 172-193 in impres-
sive victories.
Tiger number one seed Bran-
don Pena, a sophomore, posted a
35, which was 11 strokes better
than Okeechobee's Corey White
to put the Tigers in a great posi-
tion. Senior number two man,
Brett Cameron scored a 44, five
strokes better than his Brahman
counterpart who scored a 49.
* Steven Westbury, another
Tiger up and comer as a sopho-


more, posted 42 at the third seed,
outscoring the Brahman number
three man 42-47. Senior Stephen
Duplooy shot a 52, Jared Bacalleo
scored a 50, and Justin Cotton
posted a 46 for the Tigers.
Pena's one-under 35 highlight-
ed the action at Okeechobee and
Westbury's 42 was his best score
of the season while posting the
second lowest score of the day.
The Tigers left Okeechobee
with a solid victory and returned
home the following day to host
the Dragons from Lake Placid,
looking to avenge a pair of one-
shot losses from last season. The
21-stroke margin of victory says it
all for the Tigers who claimed the
win and their revenge.
Pena led the way with a 37 on


Clewiston's golf course, which'
was 12 strokes better than Lake
Placid's number one golfer.
Cameron put up a 48 and West-
bury almost duplicated his sea-
son's best score after shooting a
43, a dozen strokes better than his
Dragon counterpart.
James Miracle stepped in for
the Tigers in this match and shot a
solid 44, outpacing his Lake
Placid opponent by five strokes.
Josh Adams shot a 51 and Kyle
Kirstein posted a 48.
The Tigers go up on the season
with a solid 6-1 overall record.
The Tigers will have played in the
annual Sadie Hawkins 18-hole
tournament, sponsored every
year by Sebring High School, by
press time.


Lady Tiger cross-country



runners show well

By Mark Young time of 25:50. ished 73rd and 74th respectively.
Sebring, Avon Park, and Clewiston's. Raymond Guerra
LAKE PLACID Clewiston's Walker all had a sufficient num- was the final Tiger to cross the
cross-country squad traveled to ber of runners to claim wins over finish line and placed 88th, out
Lake Placid Sept. 20 to compete Clewiston who ended the meet of the 93-member field.
against the host school, as well with no .team score. Sebring Riverview won the meet with
as Sebring, Walker, and Avon took the meet with 21 points. a score of 82. Charlotte, despite
Park. Lake Placid finished a distant having a runner win the meet,
To th field was second with 90 points. Walker was second with 94 points. Lely
Topping the Kilm wad ended up third with 95 points was third with 110, Lakewood
Sebring's Kristen Kilmer and and Avon Park finished with 101 was fourth with 116, Mariner
Sydney Ruble who posted a win- points. was fifth with 128, PCHS was
ning time of 22:57. Sebring The Tiger JV squad competed sixth with 129, Verot was sev-
would go on to claim the top Sept. 17 at the Lemon Bay Invita- enth with 153, Venice was eighth
three spots, but Clewiston's Jen- tional. Clewiston's Josh Ingram with 221, Manatee was ninth
nie Mazariegos finished in a solid was the top Tiger runner after with 224, and Clewiston and
sixth place with a time of 25:10. finishing 52nd with a time of Neumann tied for the 10th spot
Clewiston's Juanita Perez gave 24:11. Jorge Esparza was 58th with scores of 345.
the Lady Tigers a second top 10 with a time of 24:34 while Josh Bayshore and Booker did not
effort after placing eighth with a Egan-Wyer and Nick Lopez fin- post team scores.


Lake Area Varsity Sports Schedules


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.
To have your school's schedule
published, e-mail them to
myoung@newszap.com. To help
us provide lake-area coverage,
request a sports information
sheet or please send game stats
to myoung@newszap.com.

Glades Day
Gator Football:
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. 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,
6:30p.m.
Gator golf:
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Morningside Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4
p.m.
Gator cross-country schedule:
Sept. 22: Glades Day Meet,
home, TBA
Sept. 27: Benjamin meet,
away, 4 p.m.



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Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30
a.m.
Oct. 7: John I. Leonard Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet, away,
4p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home, TBA
Moore Haven
High School
Terrier Football:
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.
LadyTerriervolleyball:
Sept. 22: Canterbury, home, 7
p.m.
Sept. 30: Heartland Christian,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lake Placid, home, 7
p.m.
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away, 1
p.m.
Oct. 6: Clewiston, home, 7
p.m.
Oct. 11: Everglades City, home,
1 p.m.
Oct. 13: Heartland Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian,
away, 7 p.m.
Pahokee
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman,
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecom-
ing), home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away


Clewiston High School
Tiger Football:
Sept. 30: Cardinal Newman,
home
Oct. 7: Bishop Verot, away
Oct. 14: Pope John Paul, away
Oct. 21: Inlet Grove, away
Oct. 28: St. Andrews, home
Nov. 4: Okeechobee, home
*Lady Tiger volleyball:
Sept. 28: Lemon Bay, home,
6:30 p.m.
Oct. 5: Riverdale, away, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 6: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: Immokalee, home,
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12: LaBelle, home, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 17-19: Districts at LaBelle
Tiger golf:
Sept. 29: Away vs. Canterbury
and Ida Baker, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Hosts Moore Haven
and Okeechobee, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Hosts Immokalee and
Lake Placid, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10-11: Districts, TBA
Tiger cross country:
Sept. 24: At Triton Invitational,
8a.m.
Sept. 27: At LaBelle, 4 p.m.
.Oct. 1: Clewiston Invitational,
8a.m.
Oct. 18: At Avon Park, 4 p.m.
Glades Central
Football
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: Pahlokee High School,
Home


Soccer shoot out draws


younger area talent

CLEWISTON Congratula- .g.

Clewiston Elks Lodge #M1853. The
age group winners will compete :a l A "
in the Southeast District soccer
shoot at Sugarland Park Saturday,
Oct.8.
The girls' under-eight winner.
was Isabella Allen who scored 14 ;
points. She is a student at West-
side Elementary. Kendra Johnson
scored 13 points to place second. '
Kristy Duncan scored 11 points
and won the bronze medal.
Kendra and Kristy attend Eastside
Elementary.
Casey Crawford, a student at
Westside Elementary, won the
boys 10-11 division, with 22 Submitted to INI/Martin Espinoza
points. Robbie McCarthy and Submitted to IN/Martin Espinoza
Tyler Yebba, both CMS students, Isabella Allen, Kendra Johnson, Kirsty Duncan.
won the silver and bronze
respectively, scoring 18 and 12
points.
Ray Paniagua, who is three
years old, was the boys' under-
eight winner. He scored 16 points.
Rick Sandoval, a student at West-
side, placed second.
Vianca Gallegos, a Westside'
Elementary student, placed first
in the girls' eight-nine division.
Her 28 points were the most in
the kicking for accuracy division.N
Taylor Elliott, a student at Central Ei i.
Elementary was second with 20 A ..
points. Alyssa Clark, a student at
Glades Day School,. was third Vianca Gallegos, Taylor Elliott, Alyssa Clark
with 19 points. Vianca Gallegosayor Elliott, Alssa Clark
Juan Sandoval, a student at .
Westside Elementary, was the .
boys eight-nine winner with 26
pints.
Cassandra Paniagua, a sixth
grader at Clewiston Middle
School, scored 15 points-to win .
the 10-11-year-old girls' title. All of
the older groups kicked from 36
balls that stayed in the air as they
crossed the goal would count. /
Elizabeth Minero, who attends
Central Elementary placed sec-
ond. Brenda Prudencio, a sixth
grader at Clewiston Middle Ray Paniagua Juan Sandoval
School, was third with 12 points.
Brittney Bacallao won the girls
12-13 division. The seventh grad- ..
er kicked for 25 points. Sarah
Espinoza, anotherClewiston Mid-
dle School student, placed sec-
ond, scoring on six of 15 shots. '
Martin Crawford scored 28
points, the.highest total for the
older groups. The Clewiston Mid- _. _
die School seventh grader won
the 12-13 boys division. HunterV
Galameau kicked for 25 points to
place second. Leo Hooker, an
eighth grader at Clewiston Middle / Sarah Espinoza, Brittany
School placed third. Cassandra Paniagua Bacallao


Casey Crawford Robbie McCarthy, Tyler Hunter Galarneau, Martin Crawford, Leo
Yebba Hooker



Sports in Brief


Clewiston cross-
country invitational
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
High School cross-country team is
having their annual invitational Oct.
1, at the Clewiston High School.
The community is invited to come
and support the Tiger runners. This
is not an open race but rather a
race for high school teams, but it
would be nice to have the support
of the community as spectators.


Race times are: Girls varsity at 8:30
a.m., boys varsity at 9:10 a.m., girls
junior varsity at 9:50 a.m., boys jun-
ior varsity at 10:40 a.m. An awards
presentation will follow at 11:30
a.m.
Softball tournament to
benefit storm victims
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Police Department will host a soft-.
ball tournament, to benefit the vic-


tims of Hurricane Katrina on Oct. 1
at the city of Clewiston ball fields -
first pitch is at 8 a.m. Fee is $10 per
player or $100 per team and a $3
donation per spectator. To RSVP,
please call 'Officer Curtis Clay or
Kelly Taylor at Clewiston Police
Department 983-1474. Deadline for
entry is Sept. 27. Show your sup-
port, join us for a fun filled day of
softball and fun for the whole fami-
ly. There will also be food, raffles
and a bounce house.


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1/2 +/- riverfront acre w/ 200'
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U.S. Sugar farmers 'Facing death by a thousand cuts'


WASHINGTON America's
sugar farmers are at a cross-
roads, a sugar industry official
said in a speech at the Center for
Strategic and International Stud-
ies. And if America's trade policy
doesn't evolve, he warned, "U.S.
sugar farmers could be facing
death by a thousand cuts."
"The Central America Free
Trade Agreement will hurt us.
But the combined effect of pend-
ing trade deals with Colombia,
Thailand, South Africa, Panama,


LABELLE Leslie Baucum
has been named a multi-county
extension agent for Charlotte,
Collier, XGldes,'Hendfyldfd' Lee
Counties. His appointment
became effective Aug. 12.
Before being appointed to


and Brazil could kill us," said
Jack Roney, director of econom-
ic and policy analysis with the
American Sugar Alliance. "If
sugar continues to be used as a
bargaining chip by our trade
negotiators, we'll be hard
pressed to survive."
The United States is the only
major sugar producing country
that has traded away huge
chunks of its domestic sugar
market to subsidized foreign
competitors. In fact, NAFTA and


this position, Baucum taught
agriscience at LaBelle Middle
School in LaBelle, and served as
the manager for technical servic-
es for the United States Sugar
Corporation, in Clewiston. His
duties as an extension agent will


CAFTA are the only trade deals
between sugar producing coun-
tries to ever include significant
sugar market-access mandates.
Past trade deals force Ameri-
ca to import sugar from 41 coun-
tries every year whether the mar-
ket needs the sugar or not. And
with 21 sugar-producing coun-
tries lined up for new trade
deals, Roney warned that there
may soon be little market left for
efficient U.S. farmers, who do
not receive government checks.


include planning, developing,
implementing and evaluating
educational programs concern-
ing sugarcane, forage grasses
and other agronomic crops.
. Baucum holds a master's
degree in agriculture and exten-


"The worst part about piece-
meal trade agreements is that by
design they don't address the
foreign subsidies and trade prac-
tices that so greatly distort the
world's sugar market," he said.
The world sugar market is lit-
tle more than a price-volatile
dump market where less than 25
percent of the world's sugar is
sold below world production
costs with the aid of subsidies.
Reform of the distorted dump
sugar market can only be


Martinez announces AG bill passage


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
announced Senate passage of
over $52 million in agricultural
project funding specifically for
Florida. Included in the Senate
Agriculture Appropriations bill is
$40 million for Citrus Canker
Eradication. The bill passed the
Senate (97-2) today. Differences
with the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives must be reconciled
before the measure can proceed
to tho White Hnnuse


Florida agriculture," said Senator
Martinez. "Citrus Canker is liter-
ally destroying one of Florida's
most important crops. I'm glad
my colleagues recognize that fact
but there's more that needs to be
done, especially in the area of
compensation. I would especial-
ly like to thank Senator Bob Ben-
nett for agreeing to bring up the
canker compensation matter in
conference."
In addition to securing funds
for 'citrus canker eradication


station funds be added during
negotiations with the House of
Representatives.
"Agriculture is a huge part of
Florida's economy," said Sen.
Martinez. "We must continue to
study and research ways to-
improve that industry."
The majority of the remaining.
funds targeted for Florida
address agricultural research. For
instance, Senator Martinez was
able to secure $3.6 million for
Florida State University to study
ric-k redction frr rirculthral


address critical issues related to
pests and diseases and environ-
mental management; $700,000
for the University of Central Flori-
da to study Citrus Chloroplast
Genomics and Genetic Engineer-
ing; $494,000 for Florida Citrus
Mutual Citrus Canker Research;
$446,000 for Florida Citrus Mutu-
al Diaprepes Research; $350,000
for the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Lake Okeechobee Water-
shed Planning; and $50 000 for


sion education from Mississippi
State University in Starkville,
Miss.
The Florida Cooperative
County Extension Service is part
of UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.


accomplished at the multilateral
World Trade Organization,
Roney told the group. And that,
he said, is where the Administra-
tion should be focusing all of its
efforts, not on new trade deals.
"We are not against free
trade. Like this Administration,
we are for free trade trade


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that's free of all subsidies and all
market distortions," Roney con-
cluded. "That's why we remain
perplexed by sugar's inclusion in
bilateral trade deals. Let's go to
the WTO and deal with this glob-
al issue once and for all so we
can compete like businessmen
on a level playing field."

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New Orleans boys' school to


reopen at UF 4-H youth camp


NEW ORLEANS, La. Desire
Street Academy, a private school
in New Orleans for underprivi-
leged boys, will reopen Oct. 3 at
a 4-H youth camp in Niceville,
Fla., thanks to the University of
Florida extension service and the
school's development director,
Florida Gator football star Danny
Wuerffel.
The school, which closed
after Hurricane Katrina battered
New Orleans, will lease the Tim-
poochee 4-H Center, better
known as Camp Timpoochee.
About 100 boys in grades 7-12
will live and study at the camp
until May 20, 2006. The students
are scattered across the United
States, living in shelters or the
homes of friends and relatives.
Larry Arrington, dean for
extension at UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
in Gainesville, said the UF exten-
sion service is committed to
assisting in recovery efforts for
victims of the Gulf Coast storm.
"When we learned there was
a possibility of housing these
boys at the camp, we moved
quickly to make it happen, and
we're very pleased that every-
thing worked out so well,"
Arrington said.
Camp Timpoochee is operat-
ed by 4-H, the youth develop-
ment program of UF's extension
service that has offices in every
Florida county, he said. Arrange-
ments to lease the camp to
Desire Street Academy began
about one week ago when
Lamar Christenberry, UF Escam-
bia County extension director,
learned that representatives of
the school were seeking a facili-


ty in Pensacola.
"Camp Timpoochee seemed
like a good fit for everyone con-
cerned," Christenberry said.
"Most of the camp's 4-H activi-
ties take place during the sum-
mer, so it's available for other
uses during the rest of the year."
Arrington said Wuerffel met
with UF extension administra-
tors, and a contract is being
finalized.
Numerous other users had
already booked the. camp,
Arrington said, but under the cir-
cumstances they were willing to
make new plans, and UF per-
sonnel are working with them to
find suitable alternate facilities.
The UF extension service is
working with Desire Street Acad-
emy to ensure the camp's facili-
ties meet the school's needs.
Located on about 35 acres,
the camp can house 140 people
and includes cabins, conference
rooms, a dining hall and an audi-
torium, Arrington said. Some
additional features already locat-
ed at Camp Timpoochee will
provide new opportunities for
the students, including a beach,
outdoor team-building course
and a marine laboratory.
Desire Street Academy teach-
ers and administrators will
resume their duties when the
school reopens and are current-
ly assisting with preparations at
Camp Timpoochee, he said. The
school will also provide person-
nel to supervise the students and
handle their day-to-day needs.
Marilyn Norman, UF assistant
dean for 4-H youth development
programs, said UF extension
agents- will help the students


from the New Orleans academy
launch their own 4-H clubs.
"With its emphasis on leader-
ship, citizenship and life skills, 4-
H can add a new dimension to
the lives of these young men,"
she said. "The 4-H activities will
enhance the learning environ-
ment for these youth, and we
can't wait to get started."
Mo Leverett, executive direc-
tor of the school's parent organi-
zation, Desire Street Ministries,
co-founded the New Orleans
academy in 2002. He said the
boys are looking forward to
reuniting with their classmates,
and that will be an important
step for them in recovering from
Hurricane Katrina. About 60 per-
cent of Desire Street Academy's
190 students have been located
since the hurricane struck New
Orleans, Leverett said. Depend-
ing on their circumstances, par-
ents of the students going to
Camp Timpoochee may relocate
to Niceville or remain in other
areas.
Desire Street Academy will
eventually return to New
Orleans, but specific plans have
not been made, said Wuerffel, a
.former UF football quarterback
who led the Gators to a national
championship in 1996.
"We will overcome the chal-
lenges we face, and it will make
our future accomplishments
that much sweeter," he said.
"Our top priority right now is
getting things back on track for
our students. We are deeply
thankful to UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences for
offering us a place to make that
happen."


What's chewing my oak tree?


As if our local trees have not
had enough damage from last
year's storms, several office vis-
itors have recently asked for
help in getting rid of a critter
that seems to be eating up
many oak trees. While the
Pinkstriped Oakworm is not a
new pest to our area, it seems
to have captured the attention
of several homeowners, and is
a good subject for this week's
lawn and garden article.
According to UF Entomolo-
gist John Foltz, there are sever-
al caterpillars that can chew off
the leaves on local oak trees.
When caterpillars are numer-
ous, they can quickly strip trees
of their foliage. Most serious
outbreaks occur in late sum-
mer to fall. While oak trees in
forests generally survive these
invasions, greater damage is
noted in urban areas, where
leaves become ragged or dis-
appear, and the bugs and their
waste material is a nuisance.
The Pinkstriped Oakworm
(Anisota virginiensis) can be
found throughout the eastern
U.S. and up into Canada. In
Florida, there are two other
related species of these oak-
eating silk moth caterpillars
that differ in color. The caterpil-
lars now seen in local areas are
greenish brown with four pink
stripes running the length of
the body. Their heads are fairly
large and green in color. These
oakworms can grow to about
two inches long, and have a
pair of long, curved black
"horns".
During cooler months, the
oakworms rest in the soil as
dark brown pupa. The adult
moths emerge in late spring.
They appear brownish red with
a purplish tint on the front
wings with a small white dot.


Moths measure 2-3 inches
from head to the tip, and the
wings are usually folded back
over the body. Once they mate,
the female lays egg clusters
under the leaves, and the little
critters begin to chew up leaves
for 5-6 weeks.
Oakworm populations can
become large enough to com-
pletely strip trees. Most oaks
can handle one such defolia-
tion with little impact on their
health. However, repeated
defoliations will weaken the
trees and lead to infestation by
secondary pests and diseases.
Trees that have been stressed
by flooding or wind are more
likely to suffer from oakworm
feeding.
Here are sore steps for pro-
moting tree vigor and reducing
oakworm insect populations:
Provide appropriate water
and nutrients to the tree
throughout the growing sea-
son. Avoid over or under appli-
cations of both irrigation and
fertilizers, which may stress the
tree and make it more attrac-
tive to caterpillars.
Watch for the moths and
look for clusters of small yel-
low bumps under the leaves.
Remove these eggs and the
young colonies of worms from
the lower branches. Trim them
off, smashl them, or bag them
with household waste disposal.
- not yard trash.
If large numbers of cater-
pillars are too high for hand
removal, contact a pest control
operator for application of an
appropriate insecticide.
Use of insecticides contain-
ing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
can reduce caterpillar popula-
tions with little impact to other
beneficial insects. Other chem-
ical insecticides can also be


used, but many of these home-
owner products can kill the
good with the bad, so careful
application is imperative. Be
sure to always read and follow
all label directions.when using
any pesticide.
The timing of sprays is also
important. Smaller caterpillars
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ever, trees that are stressed and
smaller, younger trees are better
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sprayed, consider that a
licensed pest control operator
has the power equipment need-
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As with any pest control
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pest is the first step. If you sus-
pect that oakworms are taking
your oaks out to lunch (and
dinner) place a few live, un-
smashed worms into a bag or
other container and bring them
to our office for positive ID.
Don't leave them sitting on
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cooked caterpillars are a bit
more difficult to identify than
fresh ones.
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Back-to-school tip for parents: Get involved now


BURBANK, Calif. Parents,
fall means getting your children
committed to their studies, but it's
also the ideal time for you to
make commitments to your
child's school.
Studies show that parental
involvement in a child's school
and learning is key to a child's
success, and contributes to fewer
behavioral problems, better per-
formance in school and a greater
chance of high school graduation.
"Education is like a puzzle,
and the parents are such an
important piece of that puzzle,"
said Dianna Bartles, a fifth-grade
teacher in Ohio and a Disney
Teacher Award Honoree. "You
can always tell when a parent is
taking an interest in a child's
assignments, and talking to the
child about what is going on at
school. Even very shy students
like to say, 'My mom said' or 'My
dad told me.' Students carry
words from their parents as pre-
cious gems to be used in class dis-
cussion and conversations."
Parents who are involved with
their schools can better monitor


classroom activities and coordi-
nate their efforts, with teachers.
And research suggests that the
teachers of students with highly
involved parents tend to give
greater attention to those stu-
dents, and to identify learning
problems at an earlier age.
"Lack of parent involvement in
reading or helping with home-
work puts children at a disadvan-
tage," said Dara Feldman, a
kindergarten teacher in Maryland
named the Outstanding Elemen-
tary School Teacher of the Year by
the Disney Teacher Awards.
"Often parents of young children
don't know how important it is to
read and talk to their children. It's
not that they are bad parents, they
just don't know how important
that is to their child's language
development. Those kids come to
school less prepared."
. Here are a number of sugges-
tions from top educators for ways
parents can get involved in their
children's learning:
Volunteer-teachers are always
in need of chaperones, field trip
drivers, guest speakers and even


classroom assistants. Every par-
ent has a talent they can use to
help the class learn.
"I deliberately poll the parents
to see what level of involvement
they can provide," said David
Vixie, a middle school teacher in
California and the 2005 Disney
Teacher of the Year. "Can they
drive, build, make phone calls,
provide supplies for simulations
or field trips, be presenters on top-
ics of curriculum? I invite them to
participate."
Keep in contact with the
teacher-parents who stay
informed by talking regularly with
teachers who have children who
excel in class and have fewer dis-
cipline problems, says Disney
Honoree Roberta Patterson of
California. Parent-teacher confer-
ences and PTA meetings are the
traditional ways to keep in con-
tact, but regular e-mail conversa-
tion is a convenient and effective
way to keep in touch.
Do homework together -
working together is a great way to
make sure a child is learning and
a chance to spend some time


together. Parents shouldn't be
intimidated if an older child is
learning something they don't
understand they can have the
child teach it to them. Several Dis-
ney Honorees say that having stu-
dents teach a difficult concept is
one of the best ways for them to
learn it themselves.
Model behaviors if parents
want children to value reading
and studying, they should not
only read to their young children,
but let their older children see
them reading and learning about
new things.
"You don't have to be a perfect
parent, but children are like clay,
molded by the people around
them," said Bartles. "A child who
sees a parent reading a book and
laughing aloud will learn that
reading can be entertaining. A
child who sees a parent reading
the newspaper and commenting
on articles will see that reading
can be informative. Give me a
parent who keeps a journal, and
I'll show you a student with a
built-in desire to write."
Attend meetings and events-In


addition to regular parent-teacher
and PTA meetings, many schools
offer special nights for parents
and their children. Events
planned in Feldman's school this
year include math and reading
nights, computer family nights,
study circles and even parenting
seminars focusing on important
topics like Internet safety and
stress management.
Teachers and families recog-
nize that time is often a challenge
for everyone. "Our greatest obsta-
cle to successful parental involve-
ment is not getting people inter-
ested, it's finding time for all of us
to coordinate and plan events and
time for the parents to attend,"
added Feldman, who also serves
as the family outreach coordina-
,tor for her diverse school. "Some
of the families in my school are
working two or three jobs, so they
are exhausted."
Teachers agree with the
research on the importance of
having parents involved with their
schools. In a recent online survey
of Disney Teacher Award winners
from the past 15 years, more than


40 percent of those who respond-
ed indicated that more parental
involvement is one of the top two
things that will most improve edu-
cation in the United States. In
explaining their preference for
more parental involvement, the
survey respondents suggested
that greater support from parents
and the community would make
education a high priority.
One respondent said, "If every
family valued education and let
their children know that, there
would be a completely different
attitude towards education."
"Parents are their child's first
teachers and should never stop
playing that role," said Terry
Wick, vice president, Disney
Worldwide Outreach. "As an
organization, we make sure to
honor teachers every year, but we
want to make sure that parents
also understand the indispensa-
ble role they play in their child's
education. The classroom is just
one learning environment -
young people are learning all day,
everyday."


Foley encouraged by disaster


recovery act passage in senate


Foley: This is a
good start but
problems exist
WASHINGTON D.C. Con-
gressman Mark Foley (FL-16) said
he was encouraged by the Senate
Committee passage of a modified
version of the Disaster Recovery
Act of 2005 which he introduced
with Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)
in April. The legislation will make
changes to the disaster recovery
efforts of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
The bill was a direct result of the
experiences of millions of Floridi-
ans as they rebuilt in the wake of
the nation's most costly series of
storms that hit the state last sum-
mer.
"The victims of Katrina and
possibly Rita can be encouraged
by the progress of this bill. We


learned many lessons after four
hurricanes in Florida. We also
overcame many obstacles fed-
eral bureaucracy shouldn't have
been one of them," said Foley,
whose district suffered direct hits
from three hurricanes in 2004.
"This legislation reflects many of
the lessons we learned last sum-
mer and will offer solutions for
the headaches we hope to pre-
vent for the victims of Katrina.
"This is a good start, but these
problems are not confined to
only the storms of 2005. 1 hope
we can make these changes per-
manent to prevent the inevitable
headaches from the inevitable
hurricanes to come. We have to
stop taking one-year approaches
to structural problems.
"Too many of Florida's resi-
dents and communities are still
waiting eight months later to
receive reimbursement from
FEMA for debris clean up and


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expenses," said Sen. Martinez.
"And we have too many Florida
residents that are living in tempo-
rary shelters and communities on
the verge of bankruptcy because
of debt incurred in order to
remove tons of debris from their
streets and homes. We must do
better than this."
Foley's Disaster Recovery Act
has three major components:
Requires FEMA to pay locali-
ties up to 50 percent of eligible
Public Assistance (PA) monies no
later than 60 days after an eligible
claim is filed.
*e, Requires FEMA to reim-
burse localities for the clearing
and removal of debris on all
emergency access roads (those
that require access by emergency
personnel during natural disas-
ters);
Makes debris removal from
private lands an eligible claim for
federal assistance.


Visit Florida achieves travel first

with innovative down towns


TALLAHASSEE VISIT
FLORIDA, the state's official
source for travel planning, in part-
nership with the Florida Depart-
ment of State and the Florida
Redevelopment Association, is
hosting the inaugural Down-
towns & Small Towns Forum,
Oct. 13-15. The two and half day
program will be based in Delray
Beach, and will have additional
sessions in Fort Lauderdale and
West Palm Beach.
This innovative gathering of
Florida tourism industry leaders
and other non-traditional tourism
partners such as arts and cultural
organizations, downtown devel-
opment authorities, community
redevelopment agencies, Main
Street programs, city/county
planners, etc. is designed to pro-
vide actionable, tangible tools to
effectively promote Florida's
downtown and small towns
through the use of models and


success stories from around the
Sunshine State.
"By providing this innovative
and educational Forum, we are
leveraging the great appeal of our
cultural heritage assets, which
are concentrated in the state's
downtown and small towns,
while supporting the economic
development of these areas." said
Bud Nocera, president and chief
executive officer of VISIT FLORI-
DA.
Forum speakers include Flori-
da Secretary of State, Glenda E.
Hood and many Florida Mayors.
Session topics include design,
planning and transportation;
leadership;, arts and cultural
assets; tourism marketing; enter-
tainment and events; multi-cul-
tural diversity; preservation and
conservation; cleanliness and
safety, and provide hands-on
knowledge and interaction with
local experts.


The forum is an extension of
last year's successful Downtowns
& Small Towns multi-year adver-
tising program, which addressed
the demand for cultural heritage
travel by focusing on the charm,
vibrancy and revitalization of the
Sunshine State's cities and towns.
The year-old Downtowns &
Small Towns program marks the
first time a state organization has
bundled its downtown and small
town tourism experiences under
one development and marketing
umbrella for the entire state.
"VISIT Florida's Downtowns
& Small Towns program is in
response to consumer travel pref-
erences for authenticity, regional
culture and mingling with the
locals," said Kerri Post, vice presi-
dent of new product develop-
ment for VISIT FLORIDA, who
helped craft the program.
"Downtowns are the heart and
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BROWN BRINDLE- Medium
size, vic of U-Save, nice dog.
Call to identify
(863)674-0537.
CHIHUAHUA Vic. of Burman
Rd. Please call to identify
(863)484-0313
FEMALE HUNTING DOG-
Underhill Road & CR 721, call
to identify (863)467-1521.
GREETING CARD- With Gift
Certificates. Call to identify.
(863)763-7888
JACK RUSSELL- Vic. of 700A
Call to identify
(863)763-8085


BOXER- male, rust/white, 6yrs
old, purple collar, 'vic of
SR70,& 80th Ave. Little girl
misses (863)824-0800.
CUR DOG- F, 9 months old,
red w/white blaze. Vic of U-
Save on 9/14.
(863)228-0580/634-4480.
LOST CAT- Blackish/Gray Tab-
by. Hair on neck shaved.
Had surgery on 21st Needs
medicine. (863)467-4664
One man's trash is
Another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


ALUMINUM ROOFING PANELS,
12" wide. Free for the taking.
(863)946-1481
HUSKY DOGS- Male & Fe-
male, Free To Good Home!
(863)357-2494
KITTENS- (2) 8wks old,,to
good homes, very cute, 1
male 1 female, in/out litter
trained (863)635-3439.
KITTENS, Very cutel Free To
Good Homes Only!
Black/white & orange/white.
(863)763-7441
MIN PIN/GOLDEN RET. PUPS
1 m, 1 f, jet black, 8wks old,
good w/ kids. Odd match but
adorable (863)763-5030
REFRIGERATOR- works, you
must haul (863)763-7613.
Need a few morp bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


OCTOBER BEAD FESTS Octo-
ber 1st, 2nd DeLand (Central
Florida) Volusia County Fair
Grounds. October 7th, 8th,
9th Pompano Beach, Elks
Lodge. October 15th, 16th
Havana FL, The Planters Ex-
change. October 29th, 30th
Ft Myers, Clarion Hotel. An-
nouncing Palm Beach Gar-
dens November 4th, 5th &
6th Amara Shrine Temple.
Bead, PMC, & Wire Wrap-
ping Classes available. Info
at www.OctoberBead-
Fests.com or
(866)667-3232.




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Employment -
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government part-
time. No Experience. A lot of
S p p o r tunities.
(600)493-3688
Code J-14.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
CLERK
Agricultural company seeking
Accounts Receivable Clerk.
F/T position w/ some overtime.
Must have clerical & computer
skills w/ knowledge of Micro-
soft programs. Benefits
available. Salary to commen-
surate w/ experience. Call
(863)983-2900 for more info.

BEST WESTERN
of Clewiston
Is accepting applications for:
housekeeping, front desk,
and maintenance.
Apply within.
Billing Position available
at local produce com-
pany. Prior bookkeep-
ing experience needed.
Fax resume to:
561-993-0215
CATO HIRING For:
F/T Mananement Positions
in Belle Glade.
Full benefits, experience
needed. Apply within or fax
resume 561-996-1426


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

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





DISTRIBUTION LEAD OPERATOR
Big Cypress Reservation
Responsible for maintaining a distribution system
in a safe & efficient manner. Perform and direct
variety of operations, maintenance and repair
tasks for pumps, piping, and structures in water
distribution systems. High School diploma/GED.
FL Driver's License. At least 3 years experience
related to drinking water distribution system.
Sal. $15-$19 per hour with benefits.
Fax resume/applications to 954-967-3477.

AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individual to work with
experimental sugarcane varieties. Must be able to work in a
team and read & follow precise instructions. Must be able to
perform heavy manual labor and work in a hot, humid
environment. Valid driver's license, acceptable driving record
and proof of legal residence required. English speaking, high
school graduate preferred. Drug free employer. Competitive
salary and benefits offered. For additional information call
561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply in person at the USDA
Sugarcane Field Station, 12990 U.S. Hwy. 441 North,
Canal Point, Florida 33438.


HOPE HOSPICE
HIM/Team Assistant-Clewiston
Full time, computer experience required, background in
Medical Records desired. Must have strong interper-
sonal, organizational, and communication skills. Hope
Hospice provides
excellent 100% Company Paid Benefits including
Health, Dental, Life, and Disability Income
Insurance, Retirement Plan.
Up to 26 Paid Days Off per year, .
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.ora/Careers.htm Drug Free


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Pasture
Development
Foreperson
Lykes Bros, Inc.
Ranch Division
has an opening -'
for PDF to oversee
operation for approximately eight tractors
involved in the planting/production of
pastures. To supervise fertilization pro-
grams, chemical applications, weed con-
trol and pasture maintenance programs.
Successful candidates would have prior
experience with pasture grasses & a valid
Florida Drivers License. A:-pting appli-
cations Mon-Fri Sam-3pm
Lykes Bros,Inc. Ranch Division
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Drug Free Workplace AA/EOE/M/F/D/V


,Applicant must, have one
(1) year prior experience with farm & die-
sel equipment, have own tools & a valid
Florida Drivers License. Applications ac-
cepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3pm at:
106 SW County Rd 721
Okeechobee, FL
.,Drug free workplace. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

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.
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.oro/Careers.htm Drug Free



Immediate opening for a mechanic helper, with work
hours of 9 am 7 pm 5 1/2 days a week. Benefit pack-
age includes medical/vision/dental plans, paid vaca-
dons, 401K and other benefits. Drug free workplace.
Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29N., Felda, Florida.
Contact Jim McVay (863) .673-0363
EOE/V/H/F/M
Se solicit un ayudante de mecanico en el taller de A
Duda. El horario sera de las 9 am 7 pm, 5 1/2 dias
por semana. Se oftece un pacquete que include un plan
medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retiro, y
otros beneficios. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase a
12255 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda, Florida. Hable con el
Senor Jim McVay a su telefono (863) 673-0360.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de '.rr'"r',
nidades


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 bur facility will be
given to you at that time.
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PROJECT COORDINATOR
Big Cypress Reservation
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications I11 i' I :-.iiiil, 'i f Project
Coordinator. Requirements: High School Diploma,
General Contractor's License, MS Word & Excel,
exp. related to Residential Construction, FL
Driver's License. Sal. $48,000 with benefits.
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HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP
Has an opening for:
Experienced
New/Used Car Sales Person.
Must be motivated, good with people
and ready to work.
Valid FL drivers license required.
Aggressive Pay Plan/Benefits.
Apply in person @
202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston


HEAD START CENTER MANAGER III (South Bay
Head Start), $36,872. Administrative and super-
visory work managing a Head Start center, which
involves supervising food service staff for the
preparation and distribution of food to satellite
centers. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Early
Childhood Education/Development/related ECE
Degree, Developmental Psychology, Social
Work, Sociology, Pub./Bus. Adm./related; 1 yr.
exp. in the supervision of a programs) for Head
Start, preschoolers or related social service di-
rected at preschoolers (must specify on appl.) or
1 yr. exp. acting as a Head Start Manager ( or
unrelated BS/BA and 2 yrs. related exp.) Will be
required to obtain a FL Child Care and Education
Program Director Credential and a Florida Food
Protection Mgr. Cert. within 6 months of hire.
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position de-
scription & employ. appl. Submit appl./resume
with any Vet. Pref. doc for receipt by 5 pm
10/7/05 to Palm Beach County HR, 50 S. Mili-
tary Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation

Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. bachelors degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477


Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Bartender $9.00 plus grats
Cashier $9.50 per hour
Cocktail Server $5.50 plus grats
Housekeeper $9.00 per hour
Line Cook $10.00 per hour
Maintenance Worker $9 -$14 d.o.e.
Player Club.Representative $1.00per hour .
Poker Brush $8 00 p(.r hour
Prep Cook' $80 O0 peri hur
Security Officer $10.00 per hour
Server $550 plus grats
TAD Clerk $21.00 avg. w/grats

Benefits available for all employees
www.theseminolecasino.com
Apply in person at
506 S 1st Street, Immokalee,FL
1-800-218-0007


FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE/COOK
Big Cypress Reservation

Excellent Communication skills, good manual
skills, cash handling experience. Exp. as a
fast order cook preferred. Positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip. or GED.
Flexible working hours. Salary: $9 per hour
based on experience + fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits (medical,
dental, 401K) Fax resume to: (954-967-3477)


SALES ASSOCIATE, GAS/C. STORE
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good manual
skills, cash handling experience, positive
customer service attitude. High School
Diploma or GED. Flexible working hours.
Salary: $8+ starting.based on exp., fuel &
food allowance, incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401K). Fax resume to
(954)967-3477


COMPOST SUPERVISOR
Big Cypress Reservation

Supervises all composting activities. Assist in
Transfer Station operations. High School Diploma/
GED. CDL State of Florida drivers license
for hauling. At least 2 years experience in
supervisory capacity. Must be familiar with
solid waste management systems. Salary
$30,000 with benefits. Fax resume
applications to 954-967-3477.


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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 Insurance
401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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



Looking for a career

with a coillpailv you

can grow with?

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground Up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.,

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and.disability, insurance,, .-
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


TRANSFER STATION & OPERATION
MAINTENANCE TRAINEES
Big Cypress Reservation

HS diploma or GED equivalent. FL Drivers
License. Operate heavy equipment. Semi-technical
maintenance pref. Good record keeping skills.
Water/Wastewater experience preferred.
(Transfer Station Operation), onsite recycling.
Familiar with solid waste management systems.
Fax resume/applications to (954)967-3477.


ADVISOR/
SOCIAL WORKER
This PART/TIME position
will help meet the basic
needs of at risk
students & their families
so that education can
become a priority.
Duties incl. general
diagnoses of students
referrals for svcs;
coordinating indiv/
group sessions, home
visits & workshops
w/students & their
parents. Req. Bache-'
lors degree in related
area & 1-3 yrs related
exp. Learn more or
apply on-line at:
www.pbcc.edu or apply
to the Office of Human
Resources, Palm Beach
Community College,
4200 Congress
Avenue, Lake Worth,
FL 33461,
fax 561-868-3131.
EOE/AA/VP/ADA



BRICKLAYERS, STONE
MASONS & LABORERS
Top pay & great benefits. Call
(561)793-5924 or 718--1227


The GEO Group, Inc.


The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections'
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
VOCATIONAL (Horticulture) INSTRUCTOR

MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


CURVES OF LaBelle
F/T Position Available
We are looking for a friendly,
energetic, early riser who
would be interested in joining
our staff. Fax resume to:
863-675-8447 or fill out'
application on location.
DELIVER FEMA RV's FOR
PAYI A NATIONAL RV deliv-
ery service has immediate
needs for qualified contrac-
tors to deliver "new" RV trail-
ers from factories and
dealers to Hurricane relief
sites. This is a great way for
you to help the victims.
Please log on today:
www.horizontransport.com.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Gradu-
ate Students. Bonuses
Available. Refrigerated Now
Available. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today..
(800)741-7950.

DRIVERS WANTED
Competitive pay & benefits.
Class A or B license w/
HAZMAT endorsement req'd.
(239)867-5408
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
/BOOKKEEPER
For agribusiness in Clewiston
area, general office, typing &
computer skills required.
Position offers a competitive
wage To apply send resume
with current salary to Hilliard
Brothers of Florida. 5500
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116
GET PRACTICAL WITH
CFI...MILES THAT ISI Weekly
Atlanta Orientation. $0.05 NE
Bonus Payl XM Service.
Class A CDL Required. AP-
PLY (800)CFI-DRIVE,
(1-800-234-3748); www.cfi-
drive.com.


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FEED MIL.
WORKERS NEEDED
2nd and 3rd shift,
Computer Experience a
Plus, Benefits Available
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
863-763-5586

HEALTHCARE
Come See What's New At
Glades General
Hospital... Rewarding
Careers Await You!
RN-CCU NURSE
MANAGER/EDUCATOR FT
Nurse Manager & CCU
experience required.
Responsible for developing
nursing staff in Critical Care
path.
* RN-SHIFT
SUPERVISORS FT
Supervision, ER & Critical
Care exp. a must. Requires
Leadership abilities and a
Positive attitude.
* RN CHARGE NURSE FT
Medical/surgical patient care
skills. 1-2 yrs. exp. in acute
exp. preferred.
* RN'S FT & PRN
POSITIONS ER & OB
12 HOUR SHIFTS
Requires current FL license
w/ 2 yrs. exp. in specialty area.
* CLINICAL
PHARMACIST FT/PRN
Fr w/weekend rotation, PRN
weekends. Requires current
FL license, 2 yrs. hospital exp.
and exp. w/pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE, unit
inspections & clinical services.
* RADIOLOGY TECH PRN
Must have a Florida and
ARRT license.
* RESPIRATORY
THERAPIST PRN
Must have CRTI, ACLS, NRP
& BLS. Ability to work in all
areas. 3-5 yrs. exp. with
Neonate thrR Adult and
ventilator. RRT preferred.
* PHLEBOTOMIST
Previous phlebotomy
experience, Hospital or
physician office preferred.
* ER REGISTRATION PRN
Excellent Computer &
Customer Service Skills, 3rd
party payer process, previous
ealthcare exp. preferred.
Shift: 4pm-12am, Sat. & Sun.
*COOK PRN
Must have 3-5 years exp. in
institutional cook/diet aide.
Read & write English & be a
team player.
Competitive salary &
excellent benefits package.,
Fax re-ume to 5,ll 996-532".
DFWP/EOE
1201 S. Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
L L (561) 996-6571
LL 1 1 R Ext.222
S .i Fax: (561)993-5627
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
MOVIE EXTRAS, ACTORS &
MODELS! Make
$75-$250/day. All ages and
faces wanted! No exp. Re-
quired. FT/PT!
(800)714-7565.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.09 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no' problem.
Low cost lease purchase
with payment as low as
$299/Wk. (800)569-9298.
PRIDE ENTERPRISES
Looking for Field Supervisor
for sugarcane operation. Exp.
with farm equipment req'd.
Exc. benefit package. Fax re-
sume to 561-996-8559.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees-Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 mmin
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
STABLE CAREER. IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS! Positions
available for Experienced
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
(877)PRIME-JOB. www.pri-
melnc.com.



CNA/HHA, COMPANION
Bi-lingual, Live Ins.
(772)466-9199
Work is in Okeechobee.
MEDICAL ASST. Busy Belle
Glade medical office seeking
experienced F/T certified
medical assistant with excel-
lent phlebotomy. Exc. salary
& benefits. Fax resume to
561-868-7377
Reg. Nurse & Physical
Therapist to see pa-
tients in the Belle Glade
area for established


Home Health Company.
Excellent pay plus mile-
age, make your own
schedule. Fax resume to
Elaine (561)659-2882.



OFFICE CLEANING, Part Time
Monday-Friday evenings.
In Clewiston. Good pay.
START TODAY! 800-922-1433


TELEPHONE
ADMINISTRATOR
POSITION
In Correction Facility.
P/T Position guaran-
teed 20 hours per
week. Duties include
responding to inmate
correspondence &
troubleshooting basic
telephone problems.
Training provided for
qualified applicants.
Knowledge of Micro-
soft Word and Excel
preferred. Please send
resume to:
austinresume@
kricket.net or fax
to 877-293-1193.-
EOE M/F/V/H



METAL FRAMING: Looking for
possible limited partnership
' who has contactsin residential
drywall/metal framing. I have
license, ins., trailer & tools.
Okeechobee/Vero area.
772-201-8715.

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garage? Advertise
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Registered Nurse in you
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tion. (561)261-4447



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

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


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commere,
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,'
863-983-2808, after hrs.....
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DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps..Lights 6410
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VIRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1375 (954)309-8659


ANNE-TIQUES of Moorehaven
.Ave J & 1st St. Open
Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun.
For those with unusual taste!
SWe buy & sell estates.
(863)946-9100


DISHWASHER, Frigidaire, 6
mos. old, stainless steel,
* $200. (863)675-8127
DRYER/WASHER like new,
$250 for both
(863)467-4366 / 634-2303
FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken-
more. Like new. $200.
(863)674-1105 .
REFRIGERATOR GE Profile,
4 : ; l:U I :' .' "' il l dl.-
86-946-0614/215-527-9221
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson Frost
Clear, Almond, Works great,
Very cold! .450.
(863)357-0615


STOVE: 30", Electric, Like
new. $100 (772)215-9168
STOVE, MAGIC CHEF, White,
4 Burners, Oven storage
drawer. Works great! $75.
(863)634-0245
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Like new. $225.
(772)215-9168
WASHER, $75.
(863)634-0779


TANNING BED under 1 yr
old, maybe used 6 times. Pd
$2000 asking $1400
(863)697-3211


BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good
cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn
Bike. $150 for both or will
separate. (573)517-2577
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



4 STEEL BUILDINGS! 24x36
$4,497. 36x48 $6,980.
40x64 $9,993. 50x130
$13,986. Must SelIll Call
BEN (800)863-9469.
CLOSET MAID: Closet System
Parts, All brand new. Left over
from new construction. $150.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.



INSULATION- 2.5 x 12x 9' &
2.5 x 12 x 10' & 2.5 x12x12',
all for $25 (863)763-7613.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PATIO SLIDING GLASS DOOR
w/track. $25. (863)675-3944
in LaBelle.
RV PORT- Storm damaged,
20x40 plenty of material to
make 20x10 $1100
(863)467-4328


INFANT CAR SEAT- With at-
tached base. Very good con-
dition. $20. 863-447-1141
JEEP: BOYS 4X4 w/battery &
charger. Excellent condition.
$60. (863)763-6131



PLACE SETTING FOR 8, Ro-
senthal China, w/all addition-
al pieces, wheat pattern,
$450 neg.(863)357-2233


WEDDING GOWN- Formal,
Ivory, size 6, battenburg lace
& pearls, $2501
(863)763-0252 leave mes-
sage.


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


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, September 29, 2005









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\E SOLD OVER $12 MILLION WORTH OF REAL ESTATE LAST yEAR. WE HAD OVER 1.925 NEW VISITORS AND MORE THAN 12. 510 RETURN
VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE IN THE LAST 90 DAYS. OVER 70% OF BUYERS USE THE INTERNET TO SEARH FOR HOMES.
SUGAR REALTY HAS THE MOST LISTINGS ON OUR WEB, MLS AND HIGHEST VOLUME OF INTERNET TRAFFIC IN THE CLEWISTON AREA!!

Luan B. Glenn A. Teri L. .E Charmaine A. Marshall Maribel Sam J.
-. Walker Smith Rangel 'J. Montgomery R. Berner Gonzalez Walker

863-677-1010 863-983-3508 1142 863-697-0189 863-228-3265 561-722-7347 863-677-1013
Be Habla Espanol Se Habla Espanol

ONLY A- 9 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu 1) River Front Beautiful 4 bedroom/2 Deal Fell Through Montura New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard- Harlem! 3/2 mobile home with Montura Tracts, I List, Show an(
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673 bath (over 2400 sq.ft.) mobile home on b2 wod floors, new electrical sys- shed, fenced yard, patio, and a fire- Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call Fo
Constuctin,3,2/1,Texa AV,1673 ~ath(ove 2.40.sqft_!mobie hom on b~ol{q~r. llTj'th ; 2 - t' ']:fl ';n? tem Cal wi[ BesdOffr. necU $59.9O.OO............ ........


the Caloosahatchee River. Porch on the
rear of home overlooks the river. Dock
rights are available with permission from
Corps of Engineer. Location, location,
location for only $524,900 See pictures
an other information on realtor.com.
MLS# 205086164
2) Pioneer Plantation 4 bedroom/2
bath mobile home on 7.5 acres. Plenty of
room for 4 wheelers and/or horses and
other livestock. Located at the end of the
street for privacy. Property of this size is
a rare find at $299,900 Pictures and
more information on realtor.com MLS#.
205064357
3) Osceola Ave 3 bedroom/2 bath


plan. Price for quick sale $174,900
4) Redish-Circle. 3 bedroom/3.5 bath
,,,A ,u a d
$ 7 5 n... -o n
on realtor.com MLS# 205059162
5) New Listing 3 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home in Sunshine Lakes. '05
Homes of Merit-only 3 months old!
Oversized living room w/fireplace.
Stainless Steel Appliances, large bed-
rooms with walk-in closets. Beautiful
home for only $134,900 Pictures and
more information on realtor.com MLS#:
200514068
6) New Listing 3 bedroom/2 bath
mobile home on 2.5 acres. Located at
the end of the street for privacy. Oak and
pine trees. Must see to appreciate.
$139,900 Pictures and more informa-
tion on realtor.com. MLS#f 200514439


1.25 ac $109.9K
Back On The Market
3/2 manufactured home w/ more
upgrades and improvements then
you'd believe $74.9K
New Listing
The mrro be u'Lfi
Clewiklor, w.81 j 'rlf cor-
ner 0lo (.'r .V ~ t.'f "
CBS. $339K
New Listing
3/2 brick home immaculate and
very well maintained w/ baura',ii
landscaped yard. $1 54.9K
Need Land? Got It!
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K
Country Living at its Best!!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$169.9K
New Listing
North Side 3/2 w/ Beautiful
Hardwood Floors. Over 2,000 sq.ft.
@ $219.9K
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres only $99.9K


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3/I Ires,

FerDE N re. @
$99,900.00
Lake Okeechobee Access!
Fabulous 't.-_-, BA Brick
Home on 9D6.d0 Y. Concrete
Seawall, Boat Ramp, Screened
Porches and Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K

Dea T ro the

on 1.25 Acres @ $52.5K
2.5 Heavily wooded acres in
Pioneer Plantation on paved road.
Comer Lot only $89,900.00 This
won't last long!

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mechanics dream. Home needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900

Looking for land in
Montura? I have
1.25 acre lots start-
ing at $39,900.00
Any questions?


5 Beautiful Acres In Pioneer
Plantation. sJlRtj-.r Perfect
Dream Ho@m15K7,"'a.,d Enjoy the
Country @$125K
Piorxex plta i wm -,/iat, on
2.5 olBoJfl.lSSlred
Land@124,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres
@ $49,900
In Town! 2BD/1BA House with
Ad ti 1 c I, LBanl; ent.
Lc-i 9 ,E. ,. I., Out!
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


Bring your animals! 1995 Homes of
Merit DBLWDE MH in Montura. 3/2 on
1.25 acres with lots of trees and storage
space @ $139,900.00
New Listing! 3/2 CBS home in Moore
Haven.Spacious yard @ $104,900.00
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,900.00


Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BAon 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Recently Reduced! Beautiful
3BR/2BA manufactured horn on
1.09 acres in Montura. Nice floor
plan with fireplace makes this list-
ing a must see @ $107,325

New Flaghole Listing!! 3bd/2ba
MH on a nice 2.5 acre lot, fully fur-
nished with all appliances included!
Great Deal going for $1 84.9K
New Listing! 2/2 mobile home in
Moore Haven. Nice yard with big
shaded oak tree. Conolete driveay
and fenced. Minutes from boat
ramps and Lake Okeechobee.
Asking: $79,900.00


sq ft, Special loan pKges, Price will
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot
and home only $145K LUTZ
BUILDERS
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty

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$ e .. ..



Moore Haven Investment
Opportunity
8 Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All Rented
Avenues D & E. Call For More
Details. Offered @ $ 175K.
Montura Tract 1.25 ac N Mayoral
St. at end of street next to canal.
High, Dry & Cleared $45K
Montura Tract 1.25 ac Kennel St.
next to canal. Very nice lot. High,
Dry & Cleared $43K

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Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Ac. Offered @ $215K
Pioneer! 2.5 Acre Wooded Tract in
Pioneer. $59,900 limited access.
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1 782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
@ Reduced $89,000
Like to Fish? Trythis 3 bd/2 balake
property. Very clean, nice lot w/view,
good place to retire! $199,000


2.5 AC improved with septic,
well & electric, fenced on
paved road @ $109,900
Holiday Isles 3bd/2ba MH, pub-
lic water & sewer available,
investors wanted $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MkI
on paved road, tenant occupied,
fenced, new septic @ $1 39,900
1.25 acre IMPROVED FREE home
with purchase of land, single-
wide MH offered @ $79,900


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LC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770


WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM. EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
Se Habla Espahol
AFTEaR -OURS:
ANN DYESS FAYEKELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS KATHY GARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 .(863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (9863) 228-4798


RESIDENTIAL 2 SWMH on 1 lot both are
New Cando, Granite Counter 2BR, 1BA on .33 acres,
tis, Hardwood Fles. $210,000 $75,000
3BR, 1BA 1BR 1BA $150,000
5 New Homes 2 Mobile Homes each 4BR,
Under Contract CallforDetails 2BA 30'x50' metal buildings
3BR, 2 1/2 BA 2.16 acres $349,000
$225,000
3BR, 2.5BA $158,000 MONTURA
3BRSA, PENDINOEA LOTS AVAILABLE
$215,000 CALL FOR DETAILS
4BR, 2 1/2BA large cor- 3BR,2BAMontura 1.25acres
ne=r -p Bor- $119,900
ho o 3BR, 2BA, 1.25 acres
3BR, 2BA Pool $160,000 2 Lots 1.25 side by
$21#, PENDING! side cleared $45,000 each
3BR, 21/2BA with studio
or guest suite. COMMvTERCIAL
$329,000 9 (RiAW tZMINE US
2BR 2BA home, detached 27 with Building $400,000
garage w/ guest suite on Building 2476 sq. ft. on
12.80 ac. Call for details. US 27 100'x100'
MOBILE HOMES Commeridal Building 75'x120'
3BR, 2BA, Shed, on lake on US 27 Call For Details
$120,000 Harlem Bar Great
2BR, 1.5BAonLake $85,000
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heating &. air. built-up tar & gravel roof.
WVell &, pump used to water yard. fenced
back yard &, a 372 sq. ft. open prorch
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
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L'el neemle, 2alk, 1M1 w/aove gowa
rost 2 s ,g d leds a/denk, niy tnd-
caped. !edyottnve in. feredat $140,000
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
*3BR, IBA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
S'Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
'Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
SWaterfront 3BR,2BA, MH,
Spacious Interior $125,000
MONTUJRA.
* Wooded Lots:
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
Jinete $48,000 "
2 1/2 acres $110,000
Bald Cypress w/improvements
$75 000


pacious bedroom, 35 lath, Mobile ome vith
Large Prch, Many Extras Located in
Seminole Manor.
Offeredat 133,900
* More Montura Lots starting at
$38,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92,000
LAKEPORT
- Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
-Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE,LAND & ,LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts off Hendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
* 100'x105' Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000


Vist urwesie oroterlitigsat
wxw*A RALESAT.O


Carolyn Thomas
MaryLee van Wijck


946-2005
946-0505


S4) Asocidtes: ....
P,\ Ann Donohue .228-0221
SDavid Rister 634-2157 .:.,




Brian Sullivan


General Contractor

CUSTOM HOMES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Call us for all of your new construction needs,
your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

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and look at some of our new homes.


(863)441-4202


(863)465-1371


License #CGCO061855


ID BRACELETS- (2) not alike, KING I
gold finish, engraved "Eliza- fran
beth" 1950's, $20 will sell (561
sep. (863)983-1848. KITCI
(863


COMPUTER Win. ME, 500 +
games, monitor, keyboard,
mouse. Grt for Kids. Para Es-
paniol $50 (863)673-5549
DELL DIMENSION DESKTOP
CBRW, DVD Rom, Win XP,
MS Office, 100's of games,
& more $200 866-855-0902
HP Pavilion, windows 98,
mouse, monitor, speakers,
printer, keyboard, $375.
(863)697-1854
IBM COMPUTER- OVD, CD
burner, 17" monitor, wireless
keybrd/mouse, $450 neg
(863)763-2034.


BED, Canopy: King Sz w/ Sim-
mons Beauty Rest xFirm Mat-
tress. Paid over $1600, Asking
$500 (863)357-2110
BR Set, King size, all wood,
$500 or best offer.
(863)467-1072
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, il. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965
DESK- With bookshelf, Key
board drawer, Light oak
w/metal accent. $40.
(863)357-0615
Entertainment Center, So-
fa/Sleeper, Rocking Chair,
Recliner, Hutch, $150 will
sell sep. (863)675-1621 aft 6
FUTONBUNK BED- New,
wood frame, $200
.(863)675-0244
FUTON SOFA BED, Full sized
w/decorative cover. Wooden
frame. Very nice. $40.
(863)447-0002


LOVES
leathi
best
SLEEP
Nice.
$350. (


MATTRESS SET- with
me, 1 yr old, $75
)983-0950.
HEN TABLE, $50.
)634-0779
SEAT & COUCH, tan,
er, exc. cond., $1100 or
offer. (863)467-1072
'ER SOFA: Beige. Real'
7 Ft. Long. Like new.
(863)634-8601


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc.. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART EZ Go electric,
'04 Freedom SE series. Like
new, only driven twice. Many
xtras $3,795 (561)818-1482
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91,
Electric, Great condition.
$1250. (863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, '97,
Body shell, no frame. $175.
(863)675-1472
GOLF CART: Club Car, Lifted,
Gas Powered. Lights, Wind-
shield, $2200. (772)462-2211


AR 15 Stainless Steel Match
Barrel, $200.
(863)357-5754
BROWNING 0-80 SL, 3" bar-
rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great
shape, $400.
(863)673-4927
RIFLE: Antique-Stevens Old
Action, 22 cal. Tube feed f2
shot, org. finish. Exc. cond.
$275 863-675-8465 LaBelle.
SHOT GUN: 8 Shot, "Parker-
ized" Mossberg, 12 ga pump -
1000 rounds-most 00 Buck.
$450. (863)675-8465 LaBelle.


CARDIO HEALTH EXERCISER-
$50 (863)675-2285
POWER CHAIR- Golden Alante
New, still have manual/war-
ranty Pd $6000 asking
$1000 neg 863-634-9620
TOTAL GYM- Chuck Norris,
Excellent condition, w/extras.
$75. (863)675-2285 .
TREADMILL- Works great.
$75. Call Jon @
(863)697-8332



RICE MAKER, Hardly used.
$8. (863)447-0002


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR Jet
1, red/grey. Used.very little
$600 (863)675-3764
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-5353
WHEELCHAIR RACK electric,
for wheelchair or scooter.
* $100(863)675-3764


DRIVE ON RAMP- You disas-
semble & move $200.
(863)467-4328
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.onlin etidewater-
tech.com.
RUG YARN- cut packages,
100+ unopened and many
part pkgs all colors, $20
(863)983-1848.
SHUTTLE BUS, Ford Econo-
line, '91, 25 passenger, a/c,
$5000 or best offer.
(863)675-5947


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ORGAN Hammond, double
keyboard. Pd over $4000
asking $100 (863)675-0235


AMERICAN PITBULL PUPPIES
6 males, 6 females.
Call 863-634-3508 or
863-634-5620
BABY QUAKER & Black head-
ed Counard, $170 will sell
sep. (863)673-2483
BEAGLE, Male, 1 yr. old, Tri-
Colored, CKC papers. Loves
kids. Up to date shots. $1.00
(863)484-0314
BEAGLE PUPS- 8wk, shots,
ACA registered, Call Monica
(863)634-7864.
BLACK SILKIE CHICKS, $5
each. (863)675-6214
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 1
male, 2 female, all black &
white. Parents on prem. $150
ea. (863)675-3915 PIs Iv msg


PARROT CAGE- Large. Asking
$300 (863)674-0205
PITBULL Female, 8mos,
needs family without small
pets. Loves kids, very alert
$100 (863)484-0313
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date $300
(863)447-0965
ROOSERTS (3) Rhode Island
Red. Well fed, penned. $30
for all or will separate.
(863)763-0367



Sew/Embroidery Machine,
babylock, Ese, hoops, cards,
software, $2500.
(863)635-0772


BOW- High Country Com-
pound/case/extra string draw
29-30, pull 60-751bs 65%
let/off $100 863-763-7609
GOLF CART- Yamaha, '96,
Gas, Excellent condition.
$1500 or best offer
(863)357-1577
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"



SANYO 17" color, Panason-
ic, 17", color. $50 for both,
will separate (863)357-4831


GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate w/wheel kit installed,
10 HP, 5000 watt, 120/240v
$450 FIRM (863)763-4297



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



LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer-
ner, good working cond.
$150 neg. (863)467-6434.
SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table.
$200 or best offer for all.
863-675-1816 or
239-340-4758
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art. Paying
$200-$5000 (772)562-5567


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Agriculture



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



GELDING, Very Gentle. Kid
friendly. 10 yrs. old. Asking
$1500. (863)357-0690

MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, ineld,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1000. (863)227-0367.



FARM-ALL CUB New rear
rims/tires, eng. & carb. 5' belly
mower, disc in back blade. Run
perfect $4K 863-763-2763

GAS GRILL- 3 rack, 1 yr old,
,$75 (561)983-0950.

PUSH MOWER Self propelled
clean, reliable $100 or best of-
fer (863)467-7428


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


TENNESSEE FAINTING
GOATS- $100. call evenings
(863)675-4098 La Belle
area.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


Rentals



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




LaBelle: Completely Fur-
nished, 2 Bdrm., 2 Ba., FL
Rm., Carport, W/D. Lease. No
pets. (863)675-2296


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet
area, 2/2, Lake access,
$575, 1/2 until, Sec Dep, Refs
Req (561)763-4800 leave
msg.
LaBelle Female:
Looking for Senior Female to
share large home. $400 mo.
+ sec. dep. (863)675-0866
LAKEPORT Full house priv.
W/D. $100 wkly. Utilities incl.
References required. Female
preferred. (863)946-0371


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CONDO, On Ft. Myers Beach,
Fully Furnished. Sleeps 4. Oct.
15th-0ct. 22nd. $700.
(863)675-0104


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





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PAHOKEE Immaculate 3br, MOBILE HOME '91 SW 14x66,
lba, CBS, family & util. rms., 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba, Zone II, You
carport, a/c, alarm, fenced must move. $4500. N. Ft
yard $149K 863-228-0099 Myers. 239-543-5102.
PAHOKEE, 3 BR, 1BA, Pool &
Garage. Excellent Cond.
$159,900. 2550 SW 14th CENTRAL HOMES
Terr. (561)924-0008 | CLEWISTON
PORT LaBelle: Unit 4,3/2, OF
Newly renovated, near schis.,
Priced to sell @$172,500. 1 0Tropical
Call owner: 863-675-1107. #109 2/1 w/
Land- Sale 10 40
Screen Room
Arcadia, approx. 6 mi. North, Patio
30 acres, 1 mi. off Hwy. 17, [aLI
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GRAND OPENING SALE! Lake 2160 W. Hwy. 27 ClewistonT
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Call now (800)704-3154 Call owner: 863-673-5071
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my (706)213-6734 1-800-330-8106
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Spectacular new gated river- .- .
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from the 40s. No-time re- Campers/RVs 3010
quirement to start building. Jet Skiis 3015
all Today: (866)292-5762. Marine Accessories 3020
NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on Marine Miscellaneous 3025
mountain top, view, trees, Motorcycles 3030
waterfall & large public lake Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
nearby, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
$175,000 owner
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com. AIR BOAT 12' Needs motor
NC MOUNTAINS- 100 MILE $1,200. or best offer, will
VIEWS! Grand opening- One trade. (863)467-7415
Day Only October 8th! 3+
acres starting at only BASS BOAT, 17 Ft. w/150 hp
$49,900. Excellent financing Force Motor. Runs good, but
paved roads, utilities Call needs lower unit. $1800 or
(800)455-1981, ext. 325 trade. (863)673-0072
No Hurricanes-on 50,000 BASS TRACKER '89, 16Ft., 35
acre lake in South Carolina. hp Mercury Minnkota. A/T
Homes & home sites. View Tournament Series, 24 volt' .
at: www.LakeMurrayProper- .535 Hummingbird. Live well.
atwww.LakeMurrayP Runs good. Must sell. $2000
(803)359-1113. (863)763-6065 Ask for Ken
North Carolina Gated Lake- BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
front Community 1.5 acres nized. Good shape. $175.
plus, 90 miles of shoreline. 863-674-1105.
Never before offered with GAME FISHERMAN 12ft, flber-
20% pre-development dis- glass, w/16ft aluminum Magic
counts, 90% financing. Call Tit trailer. $700 or best offer
(800)709-5253. (863)467-9877


RUBBER MATS- Heavy duty, INTHECIRCUITCOURT FORTE
fits '01 F150 Truck, Good HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
(8- (863)763-6131 Probat Division

TIRES set of 4, 23575R17 INREESTATEOF
L'.C$125 (863)675-2558 DeceaseUd.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Chevy SlO or 6 ft bed truck The administration of the estate of Curt
SExcellent condition $300. T. Clark, deceased, whose date of
CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES Firm (863)697-6731 death was December 13, 2004, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hendry
TO X full s, like new County, Florida, Probate Division, the
Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, TOOLBOX- full size, like new address of which is P.O. Box 1760,
condition, diamond plated, LaBelle, FL 33975. The names and ad-
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use single lid, $120 dresses of the personal representative
your land as down payment. Financing (863)634-4672 and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355 TRANSMISSION- Rebuilt GM, persons having claims or demands
$300 (863)467-8856. against the decedents estate on whom
a copy of this notice is required to be
TRUCK TOPPER- Fiberglass, served must file their claims with this
1 1 court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
Tru k020 full size, maroon, asking MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
$150 or best offer FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
ER, $800. (863)675-6070 BOOM TRUCK, w/bucket, SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ION THEM.
S VIKING-95 Slide in camper, All othercreditorsofthe decent and other
VIKING- '95, Slide in camper, (863)673-2483i persons having claims or demands
Ultra light, sleeps 3, stove & against decedent's estate must file
frig, Gas or electric. $5000 CHEVY 3/4 TON PICKUP, '86, their claims with this court WITHIN 3
or best offer. (863)697-6398 Iv5 new motor, runs good, good MONTHS AFTER THE DATE F THE
body, parts only, no title, ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
FORD BRONCO 1199 2 $900. (863)673-6738 TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
FORD BRONCO 1990, 2 TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
Door Wagon (4WD) 96,000 CHEVY SILVERADO '87, 305 BATE COE WILL BE FOREVER
Honda Goldwing Aspencade miles. $2000 or best offer. Call Auto, All Power, CD' A/C' BARRED.
I C, A, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
GL1200, '86, 45k mi., gar- Cindy (863)801-1742 after 6p CC, Bedliner, Reese hitch SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
age maintained, exc. cond., JEEP- '85, Selling parts or $2500.863-763-7609 TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
cd/am/fm radio/cass., lots of JEEP- '85, Selling parts or THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
chrome, asking $4500 neg. whole. $650.7-1742 CHEVY SILVERADO '92 Step BAdefirs publication o this notice
Call David941-815-4783. (863)697-1742 Side- AC, new tires & brakes, isSept.29, 200oo5.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84, 350 motor, w/camper top. PersonaiRepresesntave
HONDA SHADOW 500- '85, Cario paint job runs and $4000 neg. (863)697-6618 199Caloosa Estates Drive
Good condition, Runs great looks good $1500. LaBelle, Florida 33935
$1500 or best offer. 863-673-0920/675-9243. FORD F150 '81 Good 6 cyl. Attome forPersonalRepresentatve:
(863)634-7046 engine, new trans. Good tires. Alison C.Husse
(863) 634-76 D Sell whole or for parts. $300 AttoreyforLnda Rayrk
YAMAHA 2002 PW50- cranks I I (863)763-5067/763-0669 PAVESEILAW FIRM
09 1st kick, great starter PO. Drawer 2280
b ike, $600 (863)467-6434 FORD F150 '91 XLT, auto, 461South MainStreet
bike,$0 6)467-44 Chevy Dually 350, '84 nds V8, cold ac, runs great, many LaBelle FL 33975
YUMBO CRUISER, only 50 somebdywrk, gd bed& 454 new parts including new tires 64CS9/2;1/6/
miles, 200cc, good beginner eng. 400 turbo trans. Xtra gas $2500. neg. (863)697-2032
bike, $2500. (863)801-5353 tank$2200 (863)697-8227 TWENTHECIRCUITCOIALCIRCUOIT
-E350 FORD VAN 85- w/6.9 FORD F150 '92 Ext cab, V8, OF FLORIDA
e tor & dr cold a/c $1000 IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
diesel, exc.Lmotor& drive ( DIVISION
Strain, new tires, rusty body, (863)634-4672
$1200 neg (561)684-9007 o I UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
DUNEBUGGY- '2000, Street leneg (51)- 90n7. Sp(51)84il907 through Rural Development, formerly
gal. With trailer $2500 or F350 TRUCKS (3) all w/6.9 Farmers Home Administration (FmHA,
gal. With trailer $2500 or United States Department of Agrlcu-
best offer. (863)697-9044 diesels, 2 bad motors, 1 KAISER JEEP '67- Military ture (USDA),
good, $1850 or best of- M715, 4x4, 6 cyl, runs, Plaintiff,
HONDA 350X-3 Wheeler, '86, fer(561)684-9007. $650 neg. or will trade vs. CASENO.2005-4953CA
$1200orbestoffer.$6 ngELLA RENAE WOODARDOa/k/aELLA RE-
86$1200 or 577best offer. (863)697-9704 NAECALDWELL, beneficiary of HER-
(863)357-1577 P p ir 4MAN L. SHAW, Deceased; and JOHN
U TOYOTA 4RUNNER- '92, 4x4, DOE AND JANE DOE, representing all
SUZUKI 4 WHEELER- Ozark, unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
'03, 250cc, Nearly new: BUCKET SEATS- 2, $50. Will 4 door, A/C, $2000. or best grantees,., ,,. i, ...i .
Good tires, Must sell $2200. separate (863)675-0969 offer. Moving, must sell. trustees, .... ..ar:..-..,,: ,
863-697-9044 through, under, or against HERMAN L,
(863)357-2494 CARBURETOR- Holley, & SHAW, deceased, and all parties hav-
Chevy truck Rally Wheels (5) inga claim, tight, title or interest in the
$200 Tral 46 property herein; and HENDRY
$200 for all or will sep. COUNTY, FLORIDA,
(863)634-0526 ENCLOSED TRAILER- 12' dou- Defendants.
LeBelle- Live in Travel Traile CHEVY PARTS Turbo 400 ble axle, $1500 or best offer NOTICE OF ACTION
unit & A/3C, $8000. Trans, '69 Camaro Radiator, (863)697-9704. TO: John Doe and Jane Doe, represent-
(863)674-1902. like new. $200 both, will sep. HOME TRAILER, Bed 111/ ing all unknown minors, heirs, devi-
(863)634-0526 HOME TRAILER, Bed 11 1/2' sees, grantees, assignees, lienors
MISSING- AIRSTREAM '746 x 51/2'w $600. creditors, trustees, or other claimants
MISSING- AIRSTREAM o DODGE OMNI '89 for parts (863)635-0079 by, thriouh, under or against HERMAN
31ff, recentinewroofitophACL. SHAW, deceased, and all parties
Vfic o f West Palm Be ach oof tA, only. Good tires, engine has having a claim, eight, title or interest in
i91405, Reward iffound 42K orig mi. $300 TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re- the property herein.
91405, Reward if found (863)763-0367 movable custom cap. Good
(561)684-9007. condition. $550 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action fore-
Ac- lcose a mortgage on the following de-
TRAILER MOBILE- '74, 48', cord, 2.2, w/tranny, 89 (863)K 357-5754 K ocribed property in Hendry County,
Good shape $2500 or best miles $150 (863)697-6731. TILT TRAILER 5x8, w/ re- Honda:
offer. (863)675-6822 MOTOR- '83 Ford, $150 takes movable custom cap. Good Lot 20, Block 2172, of Port LABELLE
MOTOR '83 Ford $150 takes condition. $550 UNIT 4, according to the plat thereof
motor & truck ii recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 86,
motoo6r34-783& truck k 7(863)357-5754 Public Records of Henidry County,
Auo i ls (863)634-7830 Florida.
12M gears, $300 or best offer required to serve a copy of your writ-
I I | | "- (863)467-8856. AEROSTAR WORK VAN '97 ten defenses, I any, to it on NEAL E.
YOUNG, Plaintiffs attomey, whose ad-
RIMS/TIRES low profile, 4 runs great, low mileage, dress is 300Third Street, NW., Winter
Automobiles 4005 post lock lug nuts, o of Hon- $750 (863)824-0491. Haven, Florida 33881, an or before
Automobiles 005 post lock lug nuts, off of Hon-thirty (30) days from date of firnt pbli-
Autos Wanted 4010 da Civic. $250 (863)532-8158 DODGE RAM- '89. New lire' S ,,,, -, ,,rT,bli 1 1' *20 1 i-e
Classic Cars 4015 Iransmission, 1isl1 r 500 inrw:r or, .n: 1i '
Commercial Trucks 4020 TaKes ill t863)357-3564 ,:r,,,, .1hT.,,T,.I,.i.:Iy Ir,,-.,, ,:,rr,,
Construction wise a default will be entered against
Equipment 4025 I I you for the relief demanded in the
Foreign Cars 4030 If you are a person with a disability who
Four Wheel Drive 4035 ubi Vi needs any accommodation in order to
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 participate In this proceeding, you are
Part t Repai s404 5I-y W ^P entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
Parts Repairs 4045 f IIonT son of certain assistance. Please con-
Pickup Trucks 4050 f 1 IM tact the Deputy Court Administrator
Sport Utility 4055 ... .whose office is located at the Charlotte
aport Utility 4065 County Courthouse, E. Marion Avenue,
Tractor Trailers 4060 5 Public Notice 5005 Punta Gorda, FL 33950, and whose
STrailers 405 Stt Public telephone number is (941) 637-2281,
VansUtility 40 u c within two (2) working days of your
Vans 4070 Legal Notice 5500 receipt of the above and foregoing, if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
.... I ? WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court onSept. 26, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars :NOTICE OF SALE By: S. DiHammondeCrk
from $500! Tax Repos, US NOTICEOFSALE s Deputy Clerk
Marshall and IRS sales! TO: ANNIE CARTER 87346 GS9/29;10/6/05
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo- ., POBOX73 PUBLICNOTICE
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and CLEWISTON,FL3440 The regularly scheduled monthly meeting
more! For Listings Call You are hereby notified that the property of the Board of Supervisors of the
(800)571-0225 Ext C373. stored by you with yess Rentals, Unit Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District
#41 located at 320 Commercio Street, has been scheduled for Thursday,
The most important Clewiston, FL 33440. The items are September 29, 2005, 3:00PM. The
believed to be household and miscella- meeting will be held at Hilliard Brothers
O]1 % O. 8 20 minutes of your day neous items and will be sold to the Office on 5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
h* X highest bidder for cash at the above County, Florida.
I Cm is th e time spent reading address on Oct. 7, at 11:00 a.m. at
Dyess Rentals along with advertising JOE MARLIN HILLIARD
CAMARO- '80, Auto, Runs, with your child from costs in the amount of $699.42 plus SUPERVISOR
Needs work, $1750 $39.68. We reserve the right to refuse HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER
(863)697-3258 or 634-6601 birth to age nine. any and all bids. CONTROL DISTRICT
87139 CGS 9/29/05 87089 CGS 9/29/05
FORD ESCORT, '91, needs
clutch, will start & run, $200
or best offer. (863)801-3158
FORD TAURUS 1991, Ice Cold r
Air, Excellent running condi- l--
tion. $2000. (863)467-7581
FORD TEMPO- '92, 4 door, re- -
conditioned engine, 48K, to L
Good around town car $700. w
or best offer (863)357-0060 ... ,.-
GRAND MARQUEE- '94, Very
good condition. $3500. ADVERTISING COMPUTERS & INTERNET
(863)674-1902 Place your classified Go to www.newszap.com, select your
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runs great, $1200 or best of-
fer(863)234-6040. ADVERTISING COMPUTERS & INTERNET
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North Florida Land & Homes JON BOAT 10',-good canal
For Sale GOING FAST! Call cleaner. No leaks, in good
today for Free Video or shape. $100 or best offer
check out our website: (863)467-7428
www.liveoakhomes.blz, -Re-
suits Realty (386)590-0438 PONTOON BOAT, 22' Crest w/
trailer, 60 hp Mercury w/stain-
TENNESSEE -NEW LAKESIDE less steel propeller. Low
COMMUNITY Spectacular hours. $9500 (863)357-2704
homesite- ust under an
acre. $29,900. Close to SEA NYMPH 16FT-fully
downtown Chattanooga. rigged, trolling mtr, trir, 40hp
Lake access from within Merc outboard, needs minor
community. Call Today: work$1000 (863)467-1300.
(866)292-5769 SEA RAY 1991, 135 V6 0/B,
lFlat Boat, $2000 or best of-
Wate165 fer. (772)219-9491
TRI HULL BOAT- 14" with trlr,
TODAYTURNYOUR and 55hp Homelite motor,
VACANTLAND Collectors item, $400 or best
INTO BIG $$$$ offer (863)234-6040.
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in week. TRI HULL BOAT, 16', walk thru
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere? windshield, 60 hp Mariner
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or outboard motor & trir, $1500
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NOTICE OFrSALE PUBLIC NOTICE
TO: THERESA WILLIAMS
PO BOX 1882 3 Notice is hereby given that the Clewlston Planning and Zoning Board wil meet at
CLEWISTON, FL 33440 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2005 In the City Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. included in the agenda will be the following request
You ared with Dss Rentals, Uni 1) request from William C. Pelham In accordance with City Code Section
#14 locad at 32 mmrcin Street, 1 0 titled "Required findings: Varance" for a variance fora reduction n md-
Clewiston, FL 33440. The items are mum lot area onlots located on Lots 6 7, Block D, Gofuview S/0, A.K.A. 319
believed to be household andmiscella- Trocadero S Clewiston. The property Is zoned R1-B and is required by City
neous items and will be sold to the Code to allow not less than 14,000 s q. ft. per any platted lt The ap1tacnt is re-
highest bidder for cash at the above questng a variance from these requirements In order to build a single fanmy resl-
address on Oct. 7th, at 11:00 a.m. at dence.
Dyess Rentals along with advertising
costs in the amount of $528.72plus The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
$39.68. We reserve the right to refuse tons of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this request on Oc-
any and all bids. tober 17,2005 at 6:0 8p.m. inae City Hall Commission Chambers.
All ciizens'and interested parties arme encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
NOTIC TO PU C and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
NOTICE TO PUBLIC any person requiring a special accommodation because a disatty or physical
Th u i A impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
The Hendry County Hospital Authority Offcils office at least three days prior to hearing.
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs- CITYOFCLEWISTON
day, October 6th, at 12:30 p.m. in the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional Travis Reese
Medical Center, 500 West Sugarland Building lal
Highway, Clewiston, Flodda. 86948 CS ia/29/05
84583 CGS 9/29/2005 8694 GS9/29/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of Directors of Florida Rural CLEWISTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Legal Services, Inc. will hold its next EVALUATION AND APPRAISALREPORTADOPTION
regular meeting on Saturday, October
8 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Otrando NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Clewlston City Commissioners will hold a
Intl Airport, 9300 Airport Blvd, Odan- Public Hearing on the affirmation of the adoption of the 1998 Evaluation d Appral-
do, Florida. The ,.,,,,, ,,,ii u,,1 ,1, sat Report and the adoption of the 2005 Supplement thereto (hereafter colectively
approximately 1 1 i ,,',,, referred tnoas "the Report). This hearing wii begin at 6:00p.m. on Monday, Octo-
tional information, please call ber 10, 2005 at the City of Clewlston City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave., Clewisto,
1-800-476-8937. The public is invited FL33440. The Report will be adopted by Resolution and entitled asfollows:
to attend.
87390 CGS 9/29/05 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORI-
DA, AFFIRMING THE ADOPTION OF THE 1998 EVALUATION AND APPRAISALi RE-
PORT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND ADOPTING THE 2005 SUPPLEMENT
PUBLIC NOTICE THERETO.
The monthly meeting of the Board of All interested persons are encouraged to appear and be heard on the adoption of the
Supervisors of the Flaghole Drain- Report.
Thursday September 29 ed8f5 at A copy of the Report is available upon request on weekdays between the hours of
3:30PM. The meeting will be hld at 8:3 am. and 5: p.m. athe Office of the C Manager, City atof Clewion City
Hilliard Brothers Office on 5500 Hall 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. For more Information, please
Flaghole Road, Hendry County, contacttheCityManagerat(863)983-1484.
Floods. AWendell Johnson
JOE MARLIN HILLIARD City Manager
SUPERVISOR
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT 86320 CGS 9/29/05
87086 CGS 9/29/05
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 77-562 Flolrda Acts of 1977.
PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Supervisors of Sugarand Drainage District has caused to be prepared
a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of.the work and Improvements
The Regularly scheduled monthly of the District for the period beginning October 1,2005 and ending September 31,
meeting of the Board of Supervisors 2006 and that said budget is on file in the Office of the District, 5500 Raghole Road,
of the Sugarland Drainage District Clewiston, Florida.
has been scheduled for Thursday,
September 29, 2005, 4:00PM. The The Board of Supervisors of Sugadand ODrainage District will meet in the Office of the
meeting will be held at Hilliard District on September 29,; 2005 at-4:15 p.m. for the purpose of hearing objections
Brothers Office on 5500 Flaghole andcomplaintswithrespecttosaidbudget
Road, Hendry County, Florida.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
JOE MARLIN HILLIARD made by the Sugarland Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
SUPERVISOR matter considered at this meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings and that,
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT for such purpose, he may need to ensure verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is
87082 CGS 9/29/05 based.
BOARDOF SUPERVISORS
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
JOE MARLIN HILLIARD
Do-It-Yourself Ideas PRESIDENT
87068 CGS 9/28/05


'J ; NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
'd sT2J i c*' ii1,...t j i., ..:l; .t.,tre iiui ra i r.,c inr.Cn.an7&7-562 Florida'Acts of1977.
Sne boam or Supervisors 01 Flagnoie drainage (suict has caused to be
~a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and prove-
70 -ments of the District for the period beginning Octoer 1, 2005 and ending Sp-
I Tember 31, 2006, and that said budget is on file in the Office of the Dlstdct,5500
Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Rorida.
O i The Board of Supervisors of Flaghole Drainage District will meet In the Office of the
f District on September 29, 2005 at 3:45 p.m. for the purpose of hearing objections
and complaints with respect to said budget.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
l made by the Flaghole Drainage District Board of Supervisors, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting, he will need a record of the proceedings and
that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which tlh ap-
peal Is based.
Kids' Book of Games BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
A 176-page book has some- JOE MARLIN HILLIARD
thing to keep every kid enter- 87ESIDENT29/
trained. "Picture Puzzles,"
"Word Play," "Games &
Trivia," M N -.-,, 1tn.1 -, NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
Numbers" ad "Big Bad Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 77-562 Florida Acts of 1977.
Toughies"' "i't-"de, dozens f The Boardo Supervisors of Heandr Hilllard Water Control ODistrict has causedto
Ss prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and
challenging and entertaining improvements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2005 and ending
ng september 31,2006,and that said budgets on fie in the Office of the District,
activities for kids in elemen- 5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida.
tary and middle school. The Board of Supervisors of Hendry Hilliand Water Control District wil meet in the
Office of the District on September 29, 2005 at 3:15 p.m. for the purpose of hear-
Kids'Big Book of Games Ing obljectons and complaints with respectto said budget
(No. W22) $10.95 Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Hendry Hilliard Water Control District Board of Supervisors, with re-
Also available: aspect to any matter considered at this meeting, he wig need a record of the pro-
Alo avilceedings and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure veribatim record of
Rainy Days & Saturdays the proceedings Is made, which record Includes t testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based.
(No. W8) ... $12.95 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Please add $3.00 s&h HENDRYHILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
JOE MARLIN HILLIARD
PRESIDENT
To order, circle item(s), clip 7080 CGS 9/29/05
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383, PUBUC NOTICE
Van Nuys,CA 91409.
Vncu yur A r, The Zoning, Adjustment and'Planning Board of the City of Pahokee, will meet on
Include your name, address, October 5, 205 at 6:30 p:m.to consider thefollowing Requests:
and the name of this news- Request for Variance: Ossie Allen
paper Allow 1-2 weeks Ref: 232 South Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL
Requestto build asinglefamily home on a lotwhich is
for delivery. 47.3 feet instead of the required 50 feet.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD Request forVarance: John Locke
r call ( ) 2-U-BL Ret: 2264 East Main Street Pahokee, FL
raftbook.com Request to operate Grassy Waters Hotel in an area
craftbook.om zoned Residential.
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