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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: January 27, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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At A Glance

Clewiston
Adult School
The Clewiston Adult
schooll is offering a variety of
classes that range from GED
prep, ABE, ESOL (English for
.Speakers of Other Lan-
guages), Basic Computer,
Spanish, and Substitute
Teacher Preparation. Also be
sure to ask about the Hendry
County Adult School Scholar-
ship. You may contact the
Clewiston Adult School at
,(863) 983-1511 for more infor-
mation.
Sankofa Museum
on wheels
The community is invited
to view the one-day exhibit at
PBCC/Belle Glade of the
African American Museum on
Wheels Thursday, Jan. 27. The
exhibit will be located in the
outdoor entry patio or on the
first floor hall if it is raining.
.Youth baseball
tryouts
Clewiston youth baseball
Stryouts Friday the 28 6-9 p.m.
at the baseball field. Pitching
'machine and above. T-ball
players do not have to try out.
If you have not been able to
register you will be able to at
this time. Still in need of
coaches so if interested place
come down to the field on Fri-
day.
Big 0 Birding
Festival
Plans are underway for the
2005 Big 0 Birding Festival to
be held Jan. 28-30, 2005, at the
Doyle Conner Building in
Moore Haven. This festival is a
joint venture of Glades Eco-
nomic Development Council,
Hendry, ...and Okeechobee
Counties to bring birders and'
other visitors together for a
weekend of outdoor fun. Vol-
unteers are welcome to help
with the planning and set up
of the festival. Call Peggy Bar-
ton at (863) 946-0300 tovolun-
teer. If you would like to be a
vendor please call Nita
Choban (863)-983-8619. Visit
the Web site www.bigobird-
ingfestival.com.
Miracle Temple
Revival
Join the Miracle Temple
Revival with Rev. Carroll Allen
at miracle temple 104 S.W. 16
St. (St. Rd. 715) in Belle Glade,
on Sunday Jan. 30 through
Feb. 5 starting at 11 a.m. until 6
p.m. Starting at 7 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Rev. Carroll
Allen has been in the ministry
for 22 years. He pastorized the
Cohutta Church of God in
G.orgia for 12 years. He Evan-
gelized internationally for
three years, and is presently
pasturing the Ringgold church
of God in Georgia for the past
three years, while he still con-
tinues to evangelize. The Cele-

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Thursday, January 27, 2005


City votes to support fees


By Tracy Whirls
The Clewiston Commission,
at their regular meeting Jan. 24
moved to express their support
of the Hendry County Board of
-County Commissioners' antici-
pated enactment of impact fees
for road and new school con-
struction.
According to City Manager
Wendell Johnson, the commis-


sion agreed to support the impo-
sition of road impact fees by the
county, to include the city at a
level not to exceed the 50-per-
cent rate as reflected in the
county's proposed impacted fee
analysis across the board. The
commission asked the county to
impose the fees in a three-year
phase-in period, beginning at 30
percent for year one, 40 percent
for year two and 50 percent for


year three and asked that the
county defer their implementa-
tion to the beginning of the next
fiscal year.
The commission also
expressed their support of a
90/10 percent revenue-sharing
formula, with the city to receive
90 percent of road impact fees
generated within the city, and
the county to receive the
remaining 10 percent. Should


The big one: Big fish equates to big money
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the county implement a differ-
ent revenue-sharing formula,
the city asked the county to pro-
vide a rationale for that formula.
The commission also
expressed its support for the
establishment of an impact fee
"Payment Assistance Program"
to eligible businesses to mitigate
the economic impact of
increased road or other impact
fees. Mr. Johnson noted that Col-


-lier County has adopted such a
program.
In other business, the com-
mission appointed City Manager
Johnson as their representation
to the Hendry county Hospital
Authority Board's Strategic Plan-
ning Committee, which will
meet Friday, Feb. 18 at noon at
the Clewiston Inn and recon-
vene Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m.


City creates



CRA board


By Tracy Whirls
The Clewiston Commission
at their regular meeting Jan. 24
approved the first reading of an
ordinance formally creating a
communr ity redevelopment
agency (CRA) establishing the
commission as members of
the CRA governing board and
setting the boundaries of the
area lo be redeveloped under
the CRA.
The redevelopment area,
which includes approximately
40 percent of the citb, begins at
Berner Road on the west and


Wendell Johnson, once the
rede% elopmenrt area is formally
established, the property with-
in tie rede\ elopment area will
be appraised by the property
appraiser's office, and tax rev-
enue generated to the city and


courtesy pnoio
Kelly Jordan hoisted a lot of weight over the course of four days of fishing, but there
was nothing quite like hoisting a $100,000 check for his efforts.


Courtesy photo
Kelly Jordan, hailing from
Mineola, Texas, topped the
FLW field to capture over
$100,000 in prize money
and takes first place in the
FLW points standings after
opening up the season on
Lake Okeechobee. (See full
story-page 11)


the county by those properties
will be frozen at its existing
rate.
Thereafter, any additional
ad valorem taxes generated by
properties in those areas, as
they increase in value from
redevelopment, is funneled
into a tax increment financing
fund, or TIF fund, which can
then be used to match Com-
munity Development Block
Grant funds for commercial
redevelopment, street and
sidewalk improvements, Hous-
ing and Urban Development
facade improvement projects


couldTuse TIF tuids in- comBi
nation with State Housing Ini-
tiative Partnership (SHIP)
funds to help homeowners in
the affected areas replace or
See Ordinance Page 12


City wants well-


drilling contract


By Tracy Whirls
The Clewiston Commission
will hold a special meeting
Monday, Jan 31 at 5:30 p.m. to
consider "piggy-backing" on
Palm Beach County's regional
water plant project's well-
drilling contract, to allow the
city to move forward more
quickly to complete engineer-
ing for the city's three million-
gallon per day reverse osmosis
water treatment plant.
According to City Manager
Wendell Johnson, given the
urgency Of the project, which is
expected to be complete by
August 2007, Camp Dresser
and McKee (CDM) Engineer-
ing, Inc. of Palm Beach County


has been authorized to pro-
ceed with the well field-testing
phase of the project.
Planning for the water treat-
ment plant began more than a
year ago, when the city
received notification that U.S.
Sugar Corporation would no
longer provide water to any
third party after September
2006.
"The planning process for
the city's new potable water
facility has been on-going for
well over a year," Mr. Johnson
said in a news release on the
city's Web site, cityofclewis-
ton.org. "At nearly $13 million
in cost, the new plant will be
See Drilling Page 12


The pride of Alaska in Florida


By Mark Young


CLEWISTON Maria Wells,
a lifelong resident of Clewiston, is
showing natives of the northern
tundra the four-legged kind -
a thing or two about southern
breeding.
Mrs. Wells, a breeder of
Alaskan Malamutes for 10 years,
recently returned from one of the
granddaddies of all dog shows,
the Eukanuba Invitational Dog
Show, which took place Jan. 15-
16, at the Tampa Convention
Center. She is a veteran of dog
shows across the region and has
owned Alaskan Malamutes for
23 years.
"It was the very first present
my husband gave me when we
first got married," she said. "So, I
know how long I have had this
breed of dog because it's the
same length as my marriage."
Thirteen years after owning
this special breed, Mrs. Wells
became a professional breeder
and shower of her beloved ani-
mals and it didn't-take much


pushing before it became a full-
fledged family affair.
The Wells' three children
grew up around the animals, as
well as the hectic environment
that surrounds the festivities of a
professional dog show.
"I went to my first dog show
about 10 years ago,".said Mrs.
Wells. "And I was hooked from
there. My kids didn't have much
choice about coming with me
when they were young, but it
didn't take long before they
wanted to become involved
themselves. It became a family
affair and it is such a positive
environment with positive peo-
ple that I've never had any trou-
ble with my kids getting into bad
habits."
Mrs. Wells picked up on the
substance of what a dog show is
all about from her first time as a
spectator.
"It's about comparing the
quality of stock," she said. "I
wanted to show my dogs and it's
a lot of fun, as well. You meet lots
of families. Around Christmas,


we get more cards from dog peo-
ple than we do from our family.
I'll keep showing because I like
the atmosphere, have made
great friendships, and it helps my
children set their own goals in
what they want to do."
The Eukanuba Dog Show is
an invitational-only event. There
were well over 3,000 dogs in
competition and only the top 25
dogs in each breed were invited
to attend the competition. Mrs.
Wells didn't get to show her dog
"Hunter" in the actual event, but
did get to set up shop in one of
the display booths.
"To keep an animal in the top
25 would cost about $25,000 a
month," she said. "That's why
it's more of a hobby for me."
Mrs. Wells received her invita-
tion because she is a member of
the breed club for Alaskan Mala-
mutes, which are uncommon in
the southern region of the coun-
.try. Her mission at the show was
more of an educational aspect to
See Alaska- Page 12


Staff photo/Brenda Jaramillo
Pageant promoted
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee attended the ceremo-
nial promotion of Lieutenant Ronny Pageant Jan. 21. LL
Pageant has 27 years of law enforcement experience,
most of which has been spent with the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office. Performing the honor of pinning on the
Ueutenant bars is Lt. Pageant's wife, Soledad.


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In the military


Bryan L. Givens
completes training
Navy Seaman Recruit Bryan
L. Givens, son of Melinda L. and
Darryl L. Givens of Clewiston,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, 11. Dur-
ing the eight-week program,


Alyssa Grace Jones
Adam Jones and Shley Ward of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of there daughter Alyssa
Grace Jones. She was born Nov.
3; 2004 at Palms West hospital in
Loxahatchee. She weighed seven
pounds, 11 ounces and was 18
1/2 inches long at birth. Maternal
grandparents are Dan and Teresa
Ward of Clewiston. Paternal
grandparents are Holly Janes and
Martin Carter of Clewiston. Great-
grandparents are Glenn and Joyce
Gilbert of Royal Palm, Bert Ward
of Alabama, deceased great-


Givens completed a variety of
training, which included class-
room study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs, first aid,
firefighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also
placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This


Courtesy photo
Alyssa Grace Jones


grandmother Linda Ward Chap-
man, Brenda McGhee and Jue
Bennifield, of Clewiston, Flo
James of Belle Glade.


New graduate


East Tennessee State Universi-
ty conferred 1,064 degrees in
December's fall commencement
ceremonies, including one associ-
ate's, 747 bachelor's, 283 mas-
ter's, seven Ed.S., one M.D., 20
Ed.D., four Ph.D. degrees, and the
first doctor of science in nursing


(D.S. N.) degree. This class, which
includes August and December
graduates, is the second-largest
graduating class in ETSU history.
Among the graduates was Jessica
D. Irey, of Clewiston, with a BS
political science.


exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize
the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of honor, courage and
commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means


to be a sailor.
Givens is a 2004 graduate of
Clewiston High School.
Petergay A. Drummond
completes training
Navy Seaman Petergay A.
Drummond, daughter of Lue M.
Drummond of Belle Glade,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training and was meritori-
ously promoted to her current
rank at Recruit Training Com-


Engagement

Colvin-Lara
Janet and Ronald Bair of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Tiffany Lyn Colvin to Baltazar
Nicolas Lara of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is the son of
Elizabeth and Nicolas Lara of
Clewiston. The wedding is
planned for early 2006. .e
The bride-to-be attended
Clewiston High School, she is
employed as a bus aide with
Hendry County Schools.
The groom attended Clewis-
ton High School, he is employedCourtesy photo
as laborer, with Stanton. Courtesy photo
After the wedding the couple Baltazar Nicolas Lara and
will reside in Clewiston. Tiffany Lyn Colvin


Wedding


Council is seeking M


fishery applicants .


The South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council is seeking
experienced and knowledgeable
members of the public to serve
on its fishery management advi-
sory panels. Advisory panel
members play a key role in the
fishery management process by
providing grass roots informa-
tion and guidance in the develop-
ment and implementation of fed-
eral ,fishery management plans.
The advisory panels are com-
posed of individuals who are
engaged in the harvest of, or are
knowledgeable and interested in
the conservation and manage-
ment of the fishery or groups of
fish to be managed. Members
include recreational and com-
mercial fishermen, seafood deal-
ers and processors, conserva-
tionists, scientists, and
concerned citizens.
As the council moves forward
with the development of its
Ecosystem-Based Management
Plan for fisheries, it is soliciting
participation by non-government
organizations (NGOs) on
species-specific advisory panels
where representatives are not
currently serving. Other seats are
also open.
Advisory panel members are
appointed by the council and
serve for a three-year period,
based on the frequency of meet-
ings. As those appointments
expire, members currently serv-


ing on the AP can reapply for
their positions. These seats also
become open to new applicants.
AP members generally meet no
more than once or twice each
year and are compensated for
travel and per diem expenses for
all meetings. Applications are
being accepted for the following
openings until Feb. 9:
NGO Seats are needed for the
Calico Scallop, Coral, Golden
Crab, King and Spanish Macker-
el, Rock Shrimp, Shrimp, and
Spiny Lobster Advisory Panels.
Other Open Seats:
King & Spanish Mackerel
Advisory Panel: One North Car-
olina commercial seat.
Shrimp Advisory Panel: One
South Carolina commercial seat;
and two Florida
commercial/processor seats.
Snapper Grouper Advisory
Panel: One commercial seat.
Persons interested in serving
as a member on the council's
advisory panels should submit
an application to the council
office. Applications can be
obtained by contacting the coun-
cil office at (843) 571-4366 (toll
free, 866/SAFMC-10). New mem-
bers will be selected during the
next meeting of the South
Atlantic Fishery Management
Council, scheduled for Feb. 28 -
March 4, in Savannah, Georgia.
Applications must be received by
Feb.9.


mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Drummond completed a
variety of training, which includ-
ed classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-


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Melissa Nicole Maxwell and Jason Michael Cunningham


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married July 24, 2004 at Walnut
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The bride is the daughter of
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The groom is the son of Mike
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,maids were cousins of the bride,
Laura Grantham and Jacey Evens
all of Dublin, Ga.
The junior bridesmaid was the
bride's niece, Madison Martin.
The flower girl was the bride's
niece, Jessica Martin.
The honorary bridesmaids
were, Ashley Bielling of Jack-
sonville, sister of the groom,
Martha Cunningham, of Valdosta,


Ga.,-sister-in-law of the groom,
Cheryl Gunter and Missy Mauk of
Atlanta, Ga., friends of the bride.
The best man was the groom's
brother, Chris Cunningham of Val-
dosta, Ga.
The groomsmen were Jason
Blair of Valdosta, Ga. Scott Smith
of Atlanta, Ga. and Matthew Snow
of Tampa,, all friends of the groom
and the groom's cousin Bryan
Royal of Belle Glade.
The junior groomsman was
the nephew of the groom, Bran-
don Cunningham, the ring bearer
was the grooms nephew, Bailey
Cunningham. The ushers were
Zeb Bielling of Jacksonville,
brother-in-law of the groom,
Chad Cunningham, of Chat-
tanooga, Tenn. Kevin Royal, of
Belle Glade, both cousins of the
groom and friend of the broom,
Billy Rimes, of Belle Glade.
The ceremony featured solos
by Martha Cunningham, sister-in-
law of the groom. Following the
ceremony, a reception was held
in the church's social hall.
The couple honeymooned in
Jamaica and are now living in
Warner Robins, Ga.


Obituaries


Danny Lee Powell
Danny Lee Powell, 57, of
Clewiston, died, Tuesday, Jan. 18,
2005 in Clewiston. Mr. Powell was
born in Lake Wales, and has lived
here for 20 years. Mr. Powell
worked as a field foreman. Sur-
vivors include daughters, Julia M.
Westberry, and Sharon M. Powell,
both of Clewiston; brother, Larry
Powell, of Lake Hamilton; sister,
Sandra Harnage, of Lake Wales;
and four grandchildren. Services
were held Jan. 22, 2005, at Akin-
Davis Funeral Chapel, burial fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn cemetery.
Officiating clergy was Reverend
Johnny Abercrombie. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. in Clewiston
is in charge of arrangements.


Gary Hainley
Gary Hainley, 53, of Clewiston,
died. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005. He
attended Grady High School and
graduated from Arkansas Tech.
Gary was a teacher with Palm
Beach County School District for
22 years and was also the ESOL
Coordinator for that district. He
was an adventurer and loved to
travel. He is survived by his son,
James Elliott Hainley of Clewis-
ton; mother, Eunice Hainley of
North Little Rock, Ark.; brother,
Paul Hainley of Pine Bluff, Ark.;
sister, Anita Irvin; nephew, John
Kevin Irvin; niece, Lauren Irvin all
of North Little Rock, Ark. Gary
was preceded in death by his
father, James D. Hainley. Warren


Harvey officiating. Burial was in
Frazier Cemetery in Humphrey,
Arkansas. North Little Rock Funer-
al Home in charge of arrange-
ments, www.northlittlerockfuner-
alhome.com.
Nola Cheryl Bock
Nola Cheryl Bock, 54, of
Clewiston, died, Jan. 24, 2005 in
Clewiston. She was born Dec. 10,
1950 in Wabash, Ind. to Robert
Nolan Kaiser and Carolyn Lee
Grindle Kaiser. She was a resident
of Clewiston for the past 20 years
and is a former resident of St.
Petersburg and Inverness. She
was a substitute teacher for Spe-
cial Education Children with both
Glades and Hendry County


Schools. Survivors include her
husband: Ronald.Edwin Bock Sr.
of Clewiston; son, Ronald Edwin
Bock Jr. (Felicia) of Clearwater;
daughter, Lisa Ann Bock of Clear-
water; and mother, Carolyn
Kaiser of Clewiston. A memorial
service will be held Friday, Jan.
28, 2005, 6:30 p.m. at the Com-
munity Presbyterian Church in
Clewiston with Pastor Angel
Ramos officiating. Cremation
arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.


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Legislators hear local wish lists
By Patty Brant f .... care committee in the House and
From the sunset of Hendry Sen. Bullard expressed a need to
County's Enterprise Zone on Dec. i be very careful with children, the
31 of this year to the revamping of | most vulnerable residents. Sen.


Medicaid, the Hendry County Leg-
islative Delegation's Jan. 18 meet-
ing covered major issues affecting
all its residents.
Schools


Hendry County School Super
intendent Tom Conner drew th
attention of Hendry County's legis
lators District 77 RepresentativE
Denise Grimsley, District 29 Sena
tor Larcenia Bullard and District 27
Dave Aronberg to his concerns
for the upcoming legislative ses
sion. Although District 27 includes
only a tiny corner of Lake Okee
chobee in Hendry County, Rep
Aronberg said he considers
Hendry as part of his district and
wants to assist this area. His district
also includes all of Glades County.
Mr. Conner pointed to disparity
in state school funding. He said the
state subsidizes some of the
wealthier counties to the tune ol
some $3,000 per student, while
some smaller, poorer counties
receive as little as $200 per student.
The superintendent explained
that this money cannot go directly
to the classroom, much of it goes
to pay employee benefits, the
operating and insurance. There
are 7,600 students in this district
and 100 portables being used in
Hendry County schools at this
time. Currently Hendry County
School Board has one million-
square-feet under roof.
Sen. Bullard, who is on the Edu-
cation and Appropriations com-
mittees, promised to work closely
with Mr. Conner on his issues.
One of the top school funding
projects is to complete LaBelle
Middle School, connecting the
office to the school proper and
completing the media center.
City of LaBelle
Representing the City of
LaBelle, Superintendent of Public
Works Mike Boyle asked the dele-
gation to support the Education
Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.,
the new trade school to open on
SR 29 just south of LaBelle. Hendry
County Economic Development
Council Director Jan Groves said
that the feasibility study for the
school has been sent to USDA, and
the board is waiting for its reply.
She said financing is ready and
classes should open on campus in
fall 2006. The need now is for utili-
ty infrastructure going, out to
ECSWF.
Mr. Boyle also" expressed
LaBelle's need for funding for a
new waterplant.
County wish list
The county submitted an
extensive "wish list" for state fund-
ing, including:
A $1.5 million request for the
Clewiston-South Shore regional
water plant. City of Clewiston Utili-
ty Director and County Commis-
sioner Kevin McCarthy also put
forth a request to fund a regional
Clewiston-South Shore Water
Association water treatment plant.
: The proposed plant will produce


Rep. Denise Grimsley, Sen. Dave Aronberg and Sen. Larce-
nia Bullard listen focus on Hendry County's needs.


Three million gallons of water per
s day for eastern Hendry/Glades res-
- idents. Some funding is in line, but
s more is required. The project is to
- be let for bids in 2006. Senators
. Aronberg and Bullard sponsored
s this bill unsuccessfully last year.
Both are "on board" again and
Rep. Grimsley promised her assis-
tance in the House as well.
Mr. McMarthy commented that,
with the new plant "we may not
f be able to afford it, but we will
have to have water to drink."
Sen. Aronberg said he would
also work for the project through
the Glades County Legislative Del-
egation.
$250,000 to develop a county-
wide plan to provide water and
sewer utilities;
$250,000 for phase II of the
county's stormwater master plan;
$330,000 to restore a historic
WWII hangar at Airglades;
$200,000 for improvements to
the Courthouse, which continues
to have moisture problems and
security needs;
$500,000 for stormwater
improvements at Four Corners;
$800,000 for mid-county
stormwater improvements;
$1.6 million for Airport-Sears
stormwater improvements;
$2.8 million for an Emergency
Operations Center;
$5 million for Wheeler Road
improvements;
$5 million for jail improve-
ments;
$5 million for government cen-
ter expansion.
In addition, County Administra-
tor Lester Baird highlighted several
grant applications the county
seeks:
$900,000 for phase II of the Dal-
las B. Townsend Ag Center to con-
struct an additional 12,000 square
feet of space;
$200,000 for a Department of
Environmental Protection grant to
phase II of the LaBelle Soccer Park;
$200,000 for phase II of the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds also a
DEP grant.
The county presented a num-


ber of other issues, including the
continuation of state funding for
road projects; legislation providing
for indexing (adjustment for infla-
tion) of all local option fuel taxes
shared with cities; authorization of
non-charter counties to levy up to
10-percent on purchases of natu-
ral gas, electricity and water;
authorization of non-charter coun-
ties to levy 5.3-percent tax on
phone, cable and wireless service;
reauthorization for the Enterprise
Zone for HendryCounty for anoth-
er 10 years.
The current authorization sun-
sets Dec. 31. Evaluation of state
and local revenue-sharing pro-
grams, which favor larger counties
at present; continuation of funding
for other urgently needed pro-
grams; limitation ,of inpatient hos-
pital costs, nursing home-cost
share and Medicaid paid by small
counties to no more than five per-
cent of the county ad valorem tax
revenue; ensuring adequate water
supply for agriculture, economic
development and residential
needs; making sure rural Florida is
adequately represented in devel-
oping the state's water policy; pro-
viding payment-in-lieu-or-taxes
beyond the 10-year limit in coun-
ties where public sector owner-
ship exceeds 50 percent.
Health issues
Joanne Remer said Healthy
Start is a statewide coalition of
public/private partnerships that
targets pregnant women and
infants. In Lee, Collier, Hendry and
Glades, 20,000 clients were served
in 2003-04. She made four
requests of the delegation:
Restore Medicaid to pregnant.
women.
Reform Medicaid thoughtfully.
Support the Department of
Health's legislative budget for pre-
natal care, fetal, infant mortality
review, inter-pregnancy care to
educate women, update the'
Healthy Start information system
and protect the Healthy Start pro-
gram.
Rep. Grimsley is on the health


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Unnecessary layoffs
I recently read a letter memo as to why companies have to lay off
people and what is accomplished by doing so. It is understandable as
to why it has to be done just what doesn't make sense is the hiring of
people to take the place of people let go. People are coming here
from other counties and states to replace the laid-off people. Some of
them not knowing anything about the businesss and such. Cut backs
fine, but appreciate the devoted employees,

Honor veterans too
Why does the school board and superintendent choose to honor
just one man, Martin Luther King, on his birthday by closing the
schools and not honor, on Veteran's Day, the thousands of men and
women who gave their lives in the service of our country?.

Keep prom at home
I have a problem with sending our boys and girls over to West
Palm Beach for their prom this year there have been over 40 mur-
ders in Palm Beach of teenagers last year. They should have prom in
their hometown like always.

Save the hospital
Hendry Regional Hospital, what can anyone say about it that has
lived in Clewiston for very long? It has been literally a lifesaver for me
and my family. The many times the emergency room has been used
for broken limbs, chest pains in the middle of the night, children with
high fevers and coughs, just to mention a few. Many times I would
have been terrorized to think I had to drive an hour to get help when
someone has always been available at the ER. Maybe we do have to
go to the coast to get specialized treatment but the immediate neces-
sity for quick relief has been well supplied by this hospital. No doubt
the financial situation is quite serious it is for most hospitals now,
but can we do without it? We are so very fortunate to have this facility
and I hope we can keep it running. We have had some very good
doctors over the years and still do. Thank god for this hospital and the
doctors.

Stop the parking madness
Isn't there someone, like the Clewiston police department, that
can alleviate some of the parking at Wal-mart? People drive up to the
doors and park with the driver sitting at the wheel as if that is their pri-
vate parking place. Anybody knows you can't run into Wal-mart and
come back out in a few minutes. Isn't it just as easy for one person to
go find a parking place, as it is someone who has the same purpose
in going there? There is always a bottleneck of traffic there and so
often it is caused by someone casually sitting at the wheel waiting for
someone to run in "real quick" and they don't think it's necessary to
go park. Same thing at the other supermarkets. Cant the police "get
with it"; isn't that one of the many things they are paid for?


Letters


School employee
congratulated
There are many things lacking
in the South Florida public school
system. As there have, I am sure,
been many negative articles cover-
ing everything from racial discrimi-
nation to overly processed school
lunches, I wish to take a moment
to congratulate an excellent
employee of Clewiston Elementary
School.
Mrs. Wood, the school nurse,
according to my child who attend-
ed there is very "cool." I found her
to be extremely attentive to details
regarding the transference of
health records in and around the
school system. Her positive attitude


came through on the phone when
I asked for her help and, although I
could not have, in any way, caused
her difficulty (from Tennessee), she
kept all promises and went over
and beyond what she needed to in
aiding my daughter's transfer to
the public school system up here.
If I had my way, the Tennessee
school system would be filled with
employees just like. her. Perhaps I
could convince her to move but I
fear that that would be taking a
possibly rare shining star from the
educational system of your county.
My thanks are to both her and to
all of those in administration who
allow such an intelligent and help-
ful person to be a part of your
school system.
ErikAnderson


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Lessons from the burning bush


By Rev. Samuel S. Thomas,
Ph.D. +
Saint Martin's Church Clewiston
When I was taking courses in
Strassbourg, France, there was a
young Turkish girl in one of the
classes. She seemed to have
come from a well-to-do family
and apparently this was one of
her first visits to the west. Each
Monday, we'd report on any spe-
cial weekend activities. This
young lady visited the cathedral
there and remarked, "That's a
whole other world!"
I imagine from her back-
ground, it would have been a
"whole other world." I wonder if
she was familiar with any of the
prayers, the music, the way the
service was conducted, the peo-
ple sitting together, standing or
kneeling, the architecture or
stained glass. It dawned on me
that I was hearing about some-
thing I knew a worship service at
a Christian church.
My classmate recognized that
there was a whole world there
and it was something that she did
not know. Not that- she would
necessarily agree with everything
or that it was a world that would


be easy for her to understand, but
there was something there and it
was a "world" in and of itself. I've
noticed the expression on faces of
persons who have no acquain-
tance with Churches especially
children who
enter a church
for the first -
time. I see awe e-
and wonder in
little expres-
sions as it
dawns on
them that there
is a "whole
other world". Rev. Samuel
It is at those S.Thom
instances that
curiosity and fascination is piqued
- there is that recognition that
something very different and
something very special is in this
place. A journey has begun a
decision to find out more is
underway. From the earliest
times, something enters into our
world and the whole other world
shows itself.
The account of Moses and the
burning bush (Exodus 3:1 if) is
the story of a shepherd attending
his father-in-law's flock. He sees a
bush burning, but it is not con-


sumed in the same way other.
burning things are devoured. He
realizes that this is a "whole other
world" and goes over to see what
is going on. With this entry into
another world, comes an
encounter with God and a call to
enter entirely into another life.
Moses becomes a messenger,
leader, negotiator, patriarch, and
his life is changed ever afterward.
I have known of people who
have found themselves in places
and situations that have made
them say, "I must find out more
about this..." and they're on their
way. A visit to someone, a class in
school, an assignment that takes
them somewhere out of the ordi-
nary, a meeting with someone
totally different than anyone else,
a special book that is read, a film
that deeply impresses and the
recognition is there that a whole
other world is out there and
somehow, we must know more
about it.
That's how God worked from
Moses' time and works today
too. There is an opportunity for
us all. When you observe some-
one who wants to know more -
make them the offer. I've found
that I've been able to open doors


for people by telling them about
a "whole other world" and giv-
ing them a new view on their old
beliefs, or a new face on some-
thing they thought they knew
and took for granted. There have
been encounters I've made
along the way that caused me to
say, "I want to get back to that
one day and find out more about
it."
When we look with faith, we
begin to see "through that glass
darkly..." as Saint Paul puts it.
Someone said that anyone can
see an apple fall but it takes
Newton to see a law of gravity.
Once you begin to see that other
world, you become another per-
son and God keeps opening and
opening doors and opportunities
on the journey. The Cathedral
that I visited many times was
another world to someone else -
her world is another world to
me. I'd like to find out more
about the eastern world than I
know now, and I hope that those
in the eastern world will find out
more about our western ways.
God is in that process the burn-
ing bush continues to attract and
illuminate God's people.


Walking with Poppa Ernie in Costa Rica


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
About 13 years ago, our friend
Ernie Kern reluctantly went on a
mission trip to Costa Rica. On that
trip, as he was just walking
around, God got a hold of him.
Ernie's heart went out to the poor
and needy people of Costa Rica,
and he decided to go back. Out-
reach Ministries was born.
Ernie now spends about nine
months of the year in Costa Rica
ministering to the people and
sharing the love of God. His spe-
cial ministry and mission is to the
lost and forgotten of Alajuelita -
those that have been overlooked
and sometimes even ignored. The
center of his ministry has focused
on the many crippled children
and their families. Over the years,
Ernie has established two mission
houses in Alajuelita for mission
teams to stay at and share in the


ministry. He was able to open a
clinic for the poor, and just recent-
ly opened up the Shepherds Rest
for pastors and others in ministry.
The heart of his ministry, howev-
er, still remains with the poor and
crippled "his children". Around
the country he is affectionately
known to many as "Poppa Ernie".
My wife Kathy and I were
blessed to spend a week with
Poppa Ernie and his wife Carol
and experience Alajuelita and
Shepherds Rest. Located near the
Nicaraguan border in the rain for-
est of Bijagua, Costa Rica, Shep-
herds Rest is a retreat center con-
structed as a place of rest for
pastors and ministry workers.
Small groups are also invited. The
only cost for pastors and ministry
workers is the cost to get there
and your food costs.
The retreat center was won-
derful, but the most meaningful
part of the week occurred in the


encounters we had with some of
Ernies' special people. Geraldo, a
paraplegic being taken care of by
his elderly parents was one who
really touched my heart. You
would have thought the "Frierson
Farms We Raise Cane" baseball
cap that I gave him was the gift
from a king. Many times it's the
simple things that mean the most.
My loving wife Kathy's heart
went out to Claudia, a one-armed
woman who lived in a shack that
many of us would hesitate to keep
a dog in. Kathy noticed that Clau-
dia's shoes were in bad shape,
and decided to get her some new
ones. It's hard enough to shop for
women's shoes normally, but try
to describe what you want when
you "habla espanol muy poco!"
The challenge was worth it.
When Kathy shared the shoes
with Claudia, smiles broke out
from cheek to cheek. I don't
know which Claudia appreciated


most the shoes, the fact that we
came back to visit her, or that
someone actually wanted to take
her picture! I think I took over 10
before she would let me stop!
We go to a special place
expecting special things to hap-
pen and at times they do. But
God is the God of the ordinary,
and many times the greatest
encounters come when we are
running errands or just doing nor-
mal things. Many times the great-
est encounters with God come in
the people we meet, and many
times it's the littlest things we do
that can make the biggest differ-
ence.
For more information about
Outreach Ministries or about set-
ting up a mission trip to Alajuelita
or a retreat to Shepherds Rest, go
to www.outreach-ministries.com
or e-mail Ernie directly at erniek-
ern@aol.com.


Man accused of animal cruelty crimes


By Tracy Whirls

GLADES COUNTY Detec-
tives with the Glades County
Sheriff's Office (GCSO) charged
a West Palm Beach man with 29
counts of animal cruelty and 73
counts of confinement of an ani-
mal without sufficient food and
water after raiding a Horseshoe
Acres Ranch Jan. 13.
Edward Napoli, 54, who
owns -36 acres on Palomino
Drive in Horseshoe Acres, was
given a notice to appear Jan. 20
and will be arraigned on the
charges Feb. 7.
According to GCSO Detective
Ray Van Houten, Sheriff Stuart
Whiddon, Assistant State Attor-
ney Beth Sturbins, Glades Coun-
ty Animal Control Officer David
Cline, GCSO Agriculture Deputy
Herb Collier and other deputies
were called to the ranch after
neighbors reported cattle were
dying on the property.
Upon arriving at the ranch,
officers found 29 cattle dead and
confiscated 44. Two had to be
euthanized by Clewiston veteri-
narian Kenneth Keene.
"The stench was horrible,"
the veteran detective said.
According to Detective Van
Houten, Napoli, who has owned
the property for eight years, had
started with a herd of 20 regis-
tered Texas longhorns and some
dwarf cattle.
"I think it got away from
him," said Detective Van
Houten, adding that the Brook-
lyn native lacked the education
to properly care for the animals.
He told us he started having
problems after the hurricanes in
August and September. He lives
in West Palm Beach, where he's
taking care of his father."
. The would-be rancher had 73
cattle on 36 acres, where


according to Ag Deputy Collier,
one cow requires 3-5 acres to
graze. To supplement the poor
grazing, the owner was report-
edly feeding the cattle seven
pounds of feed per animal a
week, whereas they should be
fed 7-10 pounds of feed per day.
Without a tractor to transport
rolled bales of hay, he was
spreading a half a bale from the
back of his pickup truck a week.
"He told us the first died in
August or September, while the
majority died over a six to eight
week period in November to
December," Detective Van
Houten said. "His attitude was, if
they didn't come up to eat, it
was more for the others."
Detective Van Houten said in
addition to criminal charges,
Napoli will face civil penalties
and the sheriff's office intends
to ask the judge to prohibit him
from purchasing more animals
until he's attended classes in the
proper care and maintenance of
livestock.
The detective said the cattle
have been confiscated by the
county and are being cared for
by Animal Control Officer Cline.
The cattle have been divided
into three separate pens, to facil-
itate feeding. A calf whose
mother had dried up is being
bottle-fed.
Once the animals are formal-
ly surrendered to the county, the
sheriff's office hopes to donate
them to FFA or Youth Livestock
and allow students to care for
them at an undeveloped pasture
near the new West Glades Ele-
mentary School in Muse.
"It'll be an educational
opportunity for the children,"
the detective, himself a city
native, said, adding that the inci-
dent will serve as a lesson for
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Wanted


Fugitive
Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County Inc. is asking citi-
zens to help
locate Bill
Griffin, alias
Gregory Ash-
ley, Gregory .. .
Bernard Ash- ;.
ley, Ashley
Greg, wanted
for felony vio-
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bation grand Bill Griffin
theft motor
vehicle. His date of birth is 6-26-
66. He is a black male, 6' tall


and weighs 150 lbs. with black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address was SW Avenue
C, Belle Glade. His occupation
is laborer.
If you know the whereabouts
of Bill Griffin or anyone involved
in a serious crime, call Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. You
can remain anonymous and still
receive a cash reward of up to
$1,000 if your tip leads to an
arrest. You can also visit the
Crime Stoppers Web site at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.
Griffin was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it. Infor-
mation for this week's column
was provided by the Belle Glade
Police Department.
Belle Glade Police Department
Jan. 17, Jason Posey, 20, was
charged with possession of
firearm by a convicted felon.
Jan. 17, Jaret R. Tirando, 23,
was charged with possession of


marijuana under 20 grams, and
petit theft.
Jan. 18, James Pringle, 52, was
charged with trespassing.
Jan. 19, Rhonda Elaine John-
son, 18, was charged with simple
battery.
Jan. 20, Robert Cohran, Jr., 33,
was charged with possession of
narcotic paraphernalia.
Jan. 21, Elias S. Beraza, 50, was
charged with violation of injunc-
tion, and aggravated stalking.
Jan. 22, Carlton Thomas, 33,
was charged with battery.
Jan. 22, Anita Perkins, 19, was
charged with battery.


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After a drug sweep at the Moore Haven Junior Senior High
School concluded Friday, OCSO Deputy Rick Voss said
canine partner Rex was frustrated because no drugs were
found. That's when Glades County Sheriff's Office Chief
Deputy Duane Pottorff volunteered to "play" with the drug
dog/attack dog.


Man accused
On Jan. 22, the Clewiston Police
Department's Narcotics Unit made
an arrest of Anthony D. Lyons Jr.
within the city limits of Clewiston
'.. for charges of: Sale of crack
Cocaine within a 1,000 feet of a
School, and possession of crack
cocaine with the intent to sell or
deliver within a 1,000 feet of a
school.
Lyons was arrested after nar-
cotics officers who were conduct-
ing an undercover operation at the
time reportedly observed a man
conducting a narcotic sale with
two unknown males within the city
limits of Clewiston.
After the completion of the


of drug sales
transaction uniformed officers
were instructed to conduct a traffic
stop of a vehicle that Lyons was a
passenger to. Once the vehicle was
stopped, Narcotic Officers made
contact with Lyons and& requested
he exit the vehicle. Based on the
observation made prior to the traf-
fic stop, Lyons was searched yield-
ing two tubes containing a total of
23 pieces of crack cocaine with an
addition larger single piece of crack
cocaine found on his person. The
total net' weight of the crack
cocaine was approximately four.
grams in total, with a street value
approximated at $540.


Kissimmee Slough Shootout


Feb. 4-6 at Big Cypress
BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE
RESERVATION The smell of
gunpowder and the smoke from
dozens of campfires wilLdescend
upon the Big Cypress Indian Reser-
vation Friday, Feb. 4 through Sun-.
day, Feb. 6, during the seventh
annual Kissimmee Slough
Shootout & Rendezvous at Big
Cypress Seminole Indian Reserva-
tion.
Held each year at the Seminole
Tribe of Florida's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum at Big Cypress, the
Kissimmee Slough Shootout and
Rendezvous is an authentic Semi-
nole War Battle Reenactment, fea-
turing re-enactors in authentic peri-
od costumes, in a recreated battle
reenactment from the 'Second
Seminole War period that will take
place all threedays.
In the 1830s, the United States
was attempting to enforce its poli-
cy of Indian removal. The Semi-
noles were facing the loss of their
homeland and their freedom. After
broken treaties and failed peace
parleys, the Seminoles took up
arms against removal. The U.S.
president and his generals thought
they could quickly overpower the
Seminoles. They burned settle-
ments, capturing and killing Indi-
ans along the way while scattering
many Seminole families. But the
U.S. military could not conquer the
Seminoles, who fought with
courage, determination and a
unique knowledge of the land.
Three wars were fought by the
U.S. military against the Seminoles
in the 1800s. These campaigns


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were the longest, costliest, and
bloodiest of all the Indian wars.
Although many Seminoles were
killed or removed to present-day
Oklahoma, theywere never defeat-
ed and to this day, their 3,000
descendants are known as "The
Unconquered" Seminole Tribe of
Florida.
The three-day event will also
include traditional music, south-
eastern native dancing, archery,
Seminole food and storytelling, and
Seminole and pioneer artisans at
work on their crafts and wares. Peri-
od settlers from around the country
will make and trade a variety of
items from the Seminole wars era.
Wood, iron and silver till be worked
and hewn as in times past.
"I urge everyone who is interest-
ed in the process of learning to
come to the Museum for the Kissim-
mee Slough Shootout," said Ah-Tah-
Thi-Ki Museum Executive Director
Tina Osceola. "This event is the ulti-
mate opportunity to have a little fun
while gaining an education."
The Shootout will be held at the
Museum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily, Feb. 4-6 on the Big Cypress
Indian Reservation located north of
1-75 (Alligator Alley) exit 49,
between Naples and Fort Laud-
erdale. From LaBelle, take SR 80
east to CR 833, turn right and fol-
low the signs. From West Palm
Beach, turn left off SR 80/U.S. 27 at
Evercane Road, just outside the
Clewiston city limits.
All activities are free with admis-
sion to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.
The price for adults is $6, and $4 for
seniors and students. Children five
and under are admitted free.


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Deputy Duane Pottorff braces for the, attack. Rex, the four-
footed half of the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office canine unit,
is trained to stop suspects in addition to locating drugs.


Police make



narcotics arrests


CLEWISTON On Jan. 17,
the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment's Narcotic Unit conducted
two separate street level arrests
that resulted in two males being
arrested both for the possession
of narcotics with the intent to sell
or deliver, along with other subse-
quent charges.
H/M Jorge Quinones was
arrested, after a brief pursuit
ended in the driveway of
Quinones' residence. Quinones
was apprehended and arrested
for fleeing to elude, possession of
marijuana with the intent to sell
or deliver, having in his posses-
sion 81 grams of marijuana pack-
aged for individual sale, and no
vehicle registration. An outstand-
ing Volusia County warrant for


Quinones' arrest was also discov-
ered and a hold was placed on
Quinones by the Volusia County
Sheriff's Office to be transported
to Volusia County once Clewiston
Police Department charges are
completed.
' B/M Doie Johnson was also
arrested during a traffic stop due
to the officer's prior knowledge of
Johnson's license being suspend-
ed or revoked. After being placed
under arrest for the suspended
license, approximately 1.7 grams
of crack cocaine was found in the
immediate possession of John-
son. Additional charges for pos-
session of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia were
also added.


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Dr. Carlito Arrogante has returned to Glades
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By Adam Weiland
CLWISTON Techbridges,
an open-entry, open-exit pro-
gram for students aged 16-21,
helps students bridge the gap
between school and work, offer-
ing young people assistance with
GED and FCAT testing, and
employability skills, from prepar-
ing applications and resumes to
preparing for job interviews.
Unlike most community col-
lege or other college preparatory
programs, Techbridges open-
entry/open-exit enrollment,
which allows students to enter
the program or exit the program
at any time, allows them to work
at their own pace.
"Students enter the program
to get an education arid comput-
er skills," said instructor Patrick
Coleman. "To better themselves.


It gives them a chance to get edu-
cated and it is a safe, educational
environment to learn. You also
have the opportunity to work at
your own pace."
Sponsored by the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development
Board under 'the Workforce
Investment Act, Techbridges is
located at 475 E. Osceola Avenue
in Clewiston above the adult
school.
Open to students from 16-21,
most students are referred by
word-of-mouth or from the adult
school.
Currently, 25 students are
enrolled in the program, the
highlight of which is learning to
build a computer. Once the corn-
puter is completed through pro-
grarn and after meeting their
goals, they are allowed to keep


their creation.
'The atmosphere here is dif-
ferent from most schools," Mr.
Coleman said. "We have an
employment atmosphere. The
dress code isn't strict but it is of a
business nature."
As part of the emphasis on
employability, Techbridges part-
ners with local businesses whose
employees share their experi-
ence in different career fields.
"We have many employers
that come in and speak to the
students about entering the job
force and what employers look
for in prospective employees,"
Mr. Coleman said.
Some of the local business-
men and women involved in the
program include Carl Berner of
Berner Oil, Nardina Simmons, of
Florida Community Healthcare


Center, and Bernice Kertavage of
the Workforce Board, as well as
others.
Techbridges is open to stu-
dents who have completed their
GEDs as well as those still work-
ing to earn their diplomas. Stu-
dents who obtain their GED
while attending Techbridges can
receive as much as $350 in
stipends and become eligible for
unsubsidized employment, if
they decide to continue their
education beyond the high
school level. Four students who
graduated from the Techbridges
program are starting college this
semester.
For more information on the
Techbridges program, phone
(863)
983-1500 or call the adult
school at (863) 983-1578.


Staff photo/Adam Welland
Techbridges offers GED and FCAT as well as computer skills
training for students aged 16-21. Students currently enrolled
at the program, located at 475 E. Osceola Avenue in Clewis-
ton include, front row, Abigail Hernandez, Lissett Mixon, Tim-
othy Howard, Sergio Trevino, and Patricia Brown. Pictured
with the students are instructors, back row, Patrick Coleman,
Tamica Mccullough, and Bruno Wanat.


Staff photo/ Brenda Jaramillo
Chappy's Country Store at 1205 E. St. Rd 78 in Lakeport is open under new manage-ment.
Owner Craig Miller, who took over the operation a year ago, was the meat manager at U-Save
for 16 years, while partner Tresia Smith was the U-Save store manager for 12 years.


Chappy's Country Store



under new management


By Tracy Whirls
Chappy's Country Store at 1205
E. St. Road 78 in Lakeport is open
under new management.
Owner Craig Miller, who took
over the operation a year ago, and
partner Tresia Smih, Ingeoter
have more than 28) ears in the gro-
cery business, having*efite to
Chappy's from U-Save where they
worked as the meat manager and
store manager respectively.
A full service grocery store and
deli carrying USDA choice meats,
custom cut, Chappy's offers lunch
specials in the deli, including fresh
deli salads and homemade meals.
Chappy's also offers carryout and
catering.
"We're coming out with our
own line of smoked items," Mr.
Miller said, adding that sausage is
their specialty.
"Everyone says we make the
best breakfast sausage," Mr. Miller


said, adding that he may start offer-
ing "Chappy's" sausage to other
stores and grow his own business
in the process.
Mr. Miller said he wants folks to
kni. I ha Chappy's is more than a
diir,., -A convenience e store.
"VWe're here, we're friendly,
and we're not just a grocery store,"
Mr. Miller said, noting that Chap-


py's also offers UPS Shipping. "We
feel like we are the 'Old Country
Store,'" Mr. Miller said. "You can
come here and get pretty much
anything."
Chappy's Country Store in
Lakeport is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
daily. For more information or to
place an order phone (863) 946-
2334.


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School Happenings


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


Courtesy photo
Itzla Garcia and Corey
Hobbs with Mrs. Mann,
sponsor of Central's stu-
dents of the month.


Elementary's Student
of the Month.
Central Elementary
We would like to congratulate
Mr. Danny Backes for being nomi-
nated Central's Teacher of the
Year and Mr. Roderick Benson as
Support Personnel of the Year. We
wish both of them good luck as
they progress on to county com-
petition.
Central Elementary held its
annual Spelling Bee for 3rd, 4th
and 5th grade students. Winners
were 1st place: Kaleb James; 2nd
place: Ami Patrick; and 3rd place
(alternate): Eric Munos. We


would like to wish them good
luck as they move on to county-
wide competition-
January Students of the Month
were Korey Hobbs, Mrs. Law-
son's First Grade Class and Itzia
Garcia Mrs. Meadows Third Grade
Class. Each month a boy and girl
are chosen from teacher nomina-
tions. Student of the Month is an
honor given to students who
show exemplary behavior
throughout each day of the
month. Students exhibit qualities
such as kindness, cooperation,
respectfulness, trustworthiness,
and having characteristics of dis-
cipline and honesty. Here at Cen-
tral we are trying to mold the


young generation of the future
into successful and responsible
men and women. Students of the
Month must prove themselves to
teachers and administrators by
demonstrating the leadership
skills necessary, in becoming a
role model for their peers. We
would like to thank Mr. and Mrs.
Mann who own Scoopy Doo's
and Mann's Theatre for helping
with rewards for the Students of
the Month.
This Friday, Jan. 28, we will
have another "Dress Down Day"
to raise money for our new play-
ground. Student's wishing to par-
ticipate must bring $1 to their
teacher.


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Students Honor Roll


Central Elementary
School
Second 9 weeks A honor roll
Mrs. Martinez- Cheyenne Mathis,
Mrs. S. Morrell- Hannah Barraza,
Robyn Basquin, Quintavis Griffin, T.J.
McClendon, Katherine Mosley, Carley
Morrell, Jose Juarez, Ashley Roth,
Tyirn Tarter, Mrs. Pelham- Tamara
Carter, Noah Lawson, Elton Perez,
Yennifer Mejia Ruiz, Albert Zammari-
a, Mrs. Rosen- Brinna Brown, Amber
arrold, Perei Henderson, Jessica
Lopez, Jake Mahoney, Crystal
McGlamery, Jah-Reece Murphy,
Veronica Rodriguez, Julie Arnold,
Miss Williams- Katerin Artola, Parei
Henderson, Devon Jackson, Diendra
Odom, Nicholas Ortega, Jose Rios,
Victor Rodriquez, Victoria Treece,
Alfredo Hernandez, Daisy Valdez,
Rafael Valle, Jose Velazques, Trever
Wilcher.
Mr. Busin- Emily Akin, Christian
Arredondo, Deryan Baltazar, Gerson
Diaz, Brooklynn Guiganious, Mrs.
Lawson- Kyle Bardin, Alvin Freeman
II, Key'Ante Jones, Mrs. B. Morrell-
Alyssa Avant, Caleb Curry, Aristin
Gray, Kyle Knaack, Kyle Mann, Alex
Suarez, Whitney Thompson, Davis
Witt, Mrs. Rawls- Breanna Berry,
Savannah Martinez, Randy Pani-


agua, Heaven Peacock, Jenna Pow-
ell, Tomorin Thicklin, Guadalupe Trevi-
no, Miss Scruggs- Fernando Guillen,
Chelsea Hernandez, Frank Rojas,
Victoria Shanoski, Mrs. Young- Ankit
Patel, Alayna Pereiro, Flavie Thivier-
go.
Miss Baldwin- Ashley Akin, Nancy
Castillo, Valeria Cerda, Kristin Gray,
Cassandra Hernandez, Rachel Mor-
rell, Jesus Ramirez, Kayla Rosen,
Zachery Smith, Ms. Kanagy- Ashley
Adams, Vanessa Rodriquez, Susan
Walker, Cheyenne Zimmerman.
Mrs. Medows- Cheyenne Lusk, Eric
Munoz, Marlisha Pass, Mrs. Richar-
son- Awe Sade, Mrs. Rodriquez-
Jenny Lopez, Christian Rodriquez,
Alan Rudd, Jalen Rushing, Mr. Self-
Carlos Alvarez, Juana Rico.
Mr. Burnitt- Keegan Garrett, Mrs.
Carter- Taylor Elliott, Victoria
Rodriquez, Mrs. Gooch- Vannessa
Rivero, Monica Rodriquez, Cynthia
Vera.

Central Elementary
Second 9 weeks A/B honor
roll:
Mrs.Peschel- Emmanuel Castillo, Jar-
rod Grimaldo
Mrs. Martinez- Esau Chairez,
Jalevpha Edwards, Omar Paniagua,
Olga Rivera, Sandra Acosta-Reyes,


Mrs. S. Morrell- Alfredo Diaz, Israel
Ramirez, Jordan Whitehurst, Mrs.
Pelham- Morgan Bradshaw, Amanda
Garcia, Mija Gacia, Joel McGray, Ms.
Rosen- Rebecca IBolix, Brandon
Clemons, Amari Esparaza,
Zecharyah Peschel,, Miss Williams-
Vanessa Castenada, Harley
Edwards, Mariela Rodriquez.
Mr. Busin-Toby Clements, Samantha
Hamilton, Kora Harris, Ronald
Hedrick, Maurice Murphy, Austin
Pearson, Ms. Lawson- Giraldo Car-
renro, Marisol Gonzalez, Corey
Hobbs, Karen Velazquez, Mrs. B. Mor-
rell- Stannira Butler, Crystal Vasquez,
Rosicela Villatoro, Mrs. Rawls- Alex
Martinez, Corretta Ewan, Cristal Cas-
taneda, Miss Scruggs- Emry Denson,
Alan Fernandez, Michael Nickel, Jes-
sica Riquiz, Julia Valdez, Mrs. Young-
Katherine Chang, Samuel Rivera,
Jose Vanegas.
Mrs. Alfau- Jonekqua Howard, Rodri-
go Mendoza, Jesarela Negrete,
Amado Perez, Odalys Del Rio, Jessi-
ca Rivero, Nyterian Stewart, Miss
Baldwin- Artarius Thompson, Alisia
Villalobos, Miss Harvey- Agustin
Aguirre, LeNorris Gaines, Marylin
Jimenez, Belkis Mejia, Ms. Kanagy-
Darrius Burney, Jeneffer Figueroa,
Alize' Grimsley. Emily Shamsundar,
Jacob Rudd, Jukio Rivera, Carlos
Rivera, Ana Rangel, Monica Llossas,
Mr. Mountain- Meghan Arguelles,


Adrian Avelar, Eric Delatorre, Briana
Harold, Alejandro Mendoza, Shaina
Penny, Ulises Raya, Leticia Rico, Erik
Sanchez, Crystal Vera.
Mr. Boghese- Alya Brinkman, Maelis
Martinez, Mrs. Meadows- Itzia Gar-
cia, Cristina Pena, Civiana
Rodriquez, Mrs. Richardson- Zachari-
ah Davis, Samantha Martinez,
Joshua Rojas, Samantha Stewart,
Mrs. Rodriquez- Fedranesha Ford,
Nelson Granados, Josvany Pastor,
Ashely Zimmerman, MR. Self- Dayton
Hannaford, Raymond Molina, Gerar-
do Vazquez, Richard Williams.
Mr. Burnitt- Lianet Escobar, Maria
Mendoza, Elizabeth Minero, Mrs. Bur-
roughs- Isabel Aguierre, Eugene
Farmer, Courtney Crawford, Kimberly
Ison, Jaime Lavderverde, Josue
Pardo, Erica Westberry, Stephanie
Zamora, Mrs. Carter- Kristopher
Bardin, Xavier Crane, Kyle Truehrer,
Deane Herandez, Shannon Holcomb,
Larry Jackson, Katie Lyvers, Abigail
Morales, Jessica Owens, Lorenzo
Paniagua, Mariah Spell, Kimberly
Varnell, Amber Dominguez, Mrs.
Gooch- Carolina Lambaardo.
MR. Alfau, Brittany Cotton, Cassan-
dra Paniagua, Diana Hernandez, MR.
Backes- Erich Brinkman, MR. Burli-
son- Joy-Anna Bryan, Olivia Rushing,
John Spell, Mrs. Gary- Stacy Cook,
Jeremiah Davis, Erica Velasquez.


Just a holiday rambling through


By Mark Young

For those fortunate enough to
have had the opportunity to put
rubber to the asphalt in a quest
to see the beauty that extends
from one coast of this great
country to the other, it is a
worthwhile journey.
Some take advantage of
annual vacations to take in new
sights and there are those who.
spend the rest of their lives.
devoting themselves to travel.
Such is the case of the Holiday
Ramblers who have chosen to
make Clewiston their base of
operations in the Southeast this
year.
According to Bill Vannoy, the
club's wagon master, the club
used to base themselves along


the west coast of Florida, but fol-
lowing a site inspection last year,
knew that Clewiston would be a
good spot to set up camp.
"I had never been in Clewis-
ton before last year," said Mr.
Vannoy, a Virginia native. "I
came out last year to do a site
inspection and talk to the cham-
ber and knew that this would be
a great place to set up. Everyone
at the chamber was so nice. In
fact, everyone we have met are
just nice people."
So much so, that Mr. Vannoy
is making early plans to establish
Clewiston as a base of opera-
tions next year.
"I can't say that's a promise
because you never know what's
going to happen," he said. "But I
am planning for us to return next
year."


The economic impact to the
city of Clewiston is self-evident
when the city can host any type
of organization.
"Anytime a group comes into
the area, they need to buy sup-
plies and will often dine out,"
said Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce Executive Director
Jeff Barwick. "It adds to our
economy, but the biggest thing is
that they are a great group of citi-
zens. We hope they enjoy them-
selves and come back in the
future."
Mr. Vannoy said the group of
107 people enjoyed dinner at the
Clewiston Inn and added that as
many as 13 club members have
winter homes in South Florida.
Those members opted to just
drive their cars to the base and
spent the night in local hotels.


The group meets in Florida
every year, sets up a base, and
decides what major event in
which they wish to partake. The
group is heading to Miami to
take a 12-day cruise and will
meet back in Clewiston follow-
ing the trip.
Mr. Vannoy said several of the
club members will be staying
behind to enjoy the sights and
activities of Clewiston and many
more have already stated that
they will come early next year to
have more time to enjoy the
city's accommodations.
The Holiday Ramblers have
been around for a half-century
and the only requirement for
joining is to be an owner of a
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By Donna Meister
On the West Coast from Hurri-
cane Charlie and the East Coast
from Frances and Jeanne, the
seven-county school group that
includes Hendry County, was hit
every which way possible from
major hurricanes this past sum-
mer.
Based on early estimates, Char-
lotte County being the hardest hit
by Hurricane Charlie, there were
no less than $160 million in losses.
Six of Charlotte's schools were
totally destroyed. St. Lucie esti-
mates at least $45 million. Martin
County was next with $35 million
in losses. Indian River and Hardee


Counties each had at least $20 mil-
lion in damages. Highlands County
estimates $2 million and
Hendry/Glades County schools suf-
fered less than $1 million in losses.
Hendry County Schools have
made some minor repairs to most
all of the nine schools in the district.
Wind and water caused minor to
major roof damage. Water dam-
aged Clewiston High School band
room equipment. Dollars were
spent for water removal and de-
humidization. In Clewiston, school
board sub-station repair work to be
done must also deal with preserva-
tion of historic property rulings.
This just complicates the process,
the time involved and certainly


adds to the costs.
On top of the repairs, storm-
shelter cost reimbursements and
non-instructional help had to be
paid.
Two billion dollars worth of
property and casualty insurance is
what used to be available for cover-
age. That is not the case any more.
No company wants that kind of
risk in light of Florida's 2004 hurri-
cane season.
Hardee and Charlotte counties
reimbursed Hendry County a little
over $5,600 in mutual aid for Hurri-
cane Charley clean-up when
Hendry school employees helped
out in those counties.


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Jordan wins FLW opener


By Mark Young
After four days of battling the
mysteries of Lake Okeechobee,
intense morning fog, and a cou-
ple of hundred of the top anglers
in the world, Kelly Jordan walked
away with the FLW opening
series victory.
Jordon, hailing from Mineola,
Texas, came from sixth place -
and a 10-pound deficit to top-
ple the field on the final day of
weigh-in to claim not only a first
place points standings in the run
for the FLW championship, but a
cool $100,000 payday.
This was Jordan's first FLW
victory and he captured the win
by throwing the dice on the final
day of fishing. Jordon said he
knew he could catch a limit in his
original spot he had planned, but
took a gamble on an area where
he thought he could find the big
ones.
The gamble paid off in a big
way, as Jordan brought in 23
pounds on the final day, surpass-
ing the rest of the field, and
claimed a four-pound margin of
victory. Jordon's gamble didn't
bring in a full limit, but he certain-
ly found the kind of weight he was
looking for in the heavy grass
mats of the Monkey Box.
Team Pedigree's Steve
Kennedy, from Alabama, was the
man to beat heading into the final
day. Kennedy had a remarkable
comeback of his own after finish-
ing day one in 39th place. He
came back to land in the top 10
with more than 25 pounds on day


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FLW anglers had more than their competition to deal with
over the course of four days. Mother nature had thrown in a
little twist with heavy fog, but it didn't stop these profession-


als from getting the job done.
two. Kennedy leapt into first
place, and while he had competi-
tion right behind him, never
thought Jordon would be the one
to overcome a 10-pound deficit to
take the title from him.
Kennedy said Jordon deserved
the win and felt he was in trouble
when his final day didn't even
bring in 10 pounds. Kennedy said
he knew he needed a 20-pound
day to feel comfortable with his
lead and just didn't get it.
What Kennedy did get, howev-
er, was a $36,000 payday. Dean
Rojas, of Grand Saline, TX, took
third place for $25,000. Japan's
Shinichi Fukake held his own to
win $20,000 for fourth place. Ken-


tucky's Terry Bolton rounded out
the top five to win $18,000.
FLW paid out 75 places in all
and local fishing hero Scott Martin
finished his first 2005 FLW tourna-
ment with a solid 20th place
effort, leaving him well within
striking distance of the point lead-
ers. t
Sebring's Dwight Ameling
won the co-angle division, taking
home $20,000, dominating the
field by more than 11 pounds.
The FLW professionals won't
have far to go to launch their sec-
ond series tournament. The FLW
tournament heads to Lake Toho,
in Kissimmee to continue compe-
tition.


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south for the winter. Phyllis, a
faithful visitor to Blue Spring,
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event for manatees. Paddy Doyle
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her tail was badly mutilated
from an encounter with a boat
propeller. Flicker is a female
manatee and has a series of
small propeller scars that
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Marco Island area of Florida.
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rehabilitate their homes, with a
stipulation allowing the grant to
be forgiven after the homes were
inhabited for a certain period of
years. The CRA could also use TIF
funds to buy vacant or derelict
properties and demolish them.
Vice Mayor Jimmy Pittman
asked if some areas within the
proposed boundaries shouldn't
be excluded, because develop-
ment already planned for the area
will boost the city's tax base.
"For example, the area out by
the old airport that's earmarked
for the industrial park," Mr.
Pittman said.
City Manager Johnson said
currently the old airport property
is a blighted area and is generat-
ing no tax revenue. Mr. Johnson
said he had specifically asked that:
the area be included, because as
it develops, it can generate a sub-
stantial amount of tax-increment
financing, plus, if the city were to
experience a shortfall in grant
funding to build the park, TIF
funds and CDBG funds associated
with redevelopment could be
used to offset the shortfall.


Alaska
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the thousands that attended the
event.
"I'd say there were about 500
people a day that came by our
booth to ask questions about our
breed," she said. "People had a lot
of questions, with the biggest one
being, 'How do these hairy dogs
survive in the south?'"
Mrs. Wells said the coats on the
Alaskan Malamute works as an
insulator and people make a mis-
take when they cut or trimi the
coats.
"But the most important thing is
to provide a cool, shady spot for
them," she explained. "And when it
gets really hot, bring them into the
AC (air condition). I just tell every-
body that they are just like us. We
don't like to be in the heat all day
either."
Four-year-old Hunter passed his
Canine Good Citizenship test two
years ago, where he was required
to pass a series of 10 tests. He is
one of seven Alaskan Malamutes in
the Wells' home who also have a
Foster Malamute and a mixed dog
who the family saved a few years
back.


Drilling
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capable of producing three mil-
lion gallons of fresh drinking
water per day.
"This plant will change the
city's drinking water source from
Lake Okeechobee to a "deep-
well" ground water supply.
The new system will also serve
approximately 2,000 customers of
the South Shore Water Associa-
tion.
"Obtaining the project funding


"Once the development
occurs, the area could be taken
out of the redevelopment area,"
Mr. Johnson said, adding that he
wished to include those areas that
can generate the largest amount
of tax increment financing in the
shortest period of time.
In response to a question from
Mr. Mittman, Mr. LaRue said the
advantage for developers of prop-
erties included in the redevelop-
ment area is that the whole area
has been earmarked for funding
for improvements, including gate-
way and roadway improvements,
which may give other property
owners in the area an incentive to
make other improvements.
Mr. Johnson said TIF funds
could also be used to establish a
revolving loan fund, which typi-
cally allow businesses to borrow
$5000-$10,000 in low interest
loans, which are repaid, along
with an administrative fee, and
used for facade improvements,
expansions and other projects.
Mr. LaRue said the boundaries
could be redrawn at any time the
commission chooses, within the
two months it would take to
amend the ordinance, as long as
future TIF funds have not been
pledged to support a bond issue.


Police Chief Don Gutshall
noted that while the city's general
fund would lose the increased
taxes from the designated areas,
the CRA would also be able to
keep the portion of tax increment
financing that would have nor-
mally gone to the county in the
city. Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director Jeff Bar-
wick noted that while the loss of
the annual property value
increase might strain the city's
budget, some projects, like side-
walk improvements in the affect-
ed areas, which normally would
be financed with general revenue
funds, would instead be chan-
neled to the CRA.
Commissioner Melanie McGa-
hee asked, if that is the case, why
not include the entire city in the
redevelopment area?
Mr. LaRue said the redevelop-
ment areas can only include those
which meet the blighted analysis,
adding that Lee County had diffi-
culties after creating nine redevel-
opment areas, causing a negative
impact on their budget.
"You don't want to go too far,"
Mr. LaRue said.
Mr. Johnson said once the
boundaries are drawn and the
CRA established, it may take sev-


eral years for redevelopment to
occur, and the rate at which funds
are generated depends on the
aggressiveness of staff in pursuing
grant funds and other programs
to promote redevelopment.
"I've been associated with
communities where it didn't
work, and we've got one not too
far from here," Mr. Johnson said.
"I wanted to do something to sta-
bilize the economy, but nothing is
guaranteed. In other communi-
ties, it has been successful. If you
leave those areas alone, they'll
remain blighted."
Mr. Johnson said in the city of
Chipley, where he formerly
worked, after 20 years there, CRA
generates $200,000 a year in tax-
increment financing, adding,
"You can't fund a business park
with $200,000 a year."
Mr. Johnson projected, with
the three-five-percent increase in
taxable value annually, the city
might generate $100,000-
$250,000 a year in TIF funds from
the city and county, unless the city
experiences "monumental
growth."
The commission will hold
their second and final reading of
the ordinance at their Feb. 21
meeting at 6 p.m.


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Maria Wells (center) wasn't too thrilled when she discovered they had decorated an Alaskan
Malamute booth with a beach scene. But four-year-old 'Hunter' didn't seem to mind after
growing up right here in Clewiston's tropical environment.


presented a unique challenge for
the city and required many
months of effort," Mr. Johnson
said.
The funding will come from
the Federal Economic- Develop-
ment Administration (EDA) and
the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA). The city
chose these two federal agencies
for financing due to the availabili-
ty of "grant" funding, which will
minimize debt liability and allow
user rates to remain at the lowest
level possible.
Mr. Johnson noted that in late
December, the city received "for-


mal" announcement from the
EDA awarding a $2 million grant.
USDA officials advised on Jan.
6 that their $10.57 million portion
of the water plant project funding
package is at the federal review
level. They advised that a "letter of
conditions" for funding award
should be submitted to the city
within a matter of days. The USDA
package includes another $2 mil-
lion grant and $8.57 million as a
low interest loan.
The location of the plant facili-
ty is within the southwest quad-
rant of the city off Olympia Street,
Mr. Johnson said, while the pro-


posed well field will be located on
the south side of the old airport,
westward toward the golf course.
During Monday's special
meeting, the commissioners are
expected to decide how to
address continuing problems
with .black olive trees on Bond
Street.
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bration Singers will be at the Mira-
cle Temple Revival on Sunday
night. Jimmy Gibbs will be on
Monday night, Glory singers on
Tuesday night, Carol Peaden sings
on Thursday, and L. J. Margolis on
Friday. Pastor Nichols is the pastor
of the church..Everyone is wel-
come to attend.
Jr. Football
Association
Clewiston Jr. Football Associa-
tion reorganization of board
meeting, at locker room, Feb. 1, 7


p.m.
Focused on Jerusalem
Rev. Ed Corley, Senior Pastor of
Evangel Church in Clewiston, will
begin an .exciting, practical, on
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this world's current END TIME
EVENTS. You wont want to miss
it! Teaching begins Sunday Feb. 6,
at 6:30 p.m.
Teachers honored
On Feb. 3, from 5:30-9 p.m. at
the Clewiston Inn, the Hendry
County Public Schools Founda-
tion will honor 10 outstanding
Golden Apple Teachers from the
district. A reception forjhe teach-


ers will be from 5:30-6 p.m. with
dinner and the award ceremony
following. Please RSVP by calling
(863) 674-4555.
Annual spring
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a.m. and lasting until it's over.
Items are offered at bargain prices
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Crist Reaches Settlement with AT&T


TAMPA Attorney General
Charlie Crist today announced a
settlement with AT&T Corp. that
will provide free telephone call-
ing cards for Floridians currently
serving in military duty overseas
in the war on terror.
Joining Crist at the settlement
announcement was Maj. Gener-
al John Castellaw, Chief of Staff
of the United States Central
Command (CENTCOM) based
in Tampa. The settlement agree-
ment documents that Florida
consumers have received more
than $1 million in refunds or
credits and resolves the lawsuit
in which the attorney general
alleged that AT&T wrongfully
billed consumers for services
they neither requested nor
received.
More than 86,700 Florida
consumers were hit with an
improper $3.95 monthly charge
beginning around Jan. 1, 2004.
Under the agreement, AT&T will
provide up to 8,000 prepaid
phone cards to be distributed by
the attorney general to Floridi-
ans serving in Iraq, Afghanistan
and Kuwait as part of the war on
terrorism.
The cards will go to each
member of the United States
military who is currently serving
in those countries and who lives
in Florida or whose family lives
in Florida. All such personnel -
including those in active duty,
reservists and members of the
National Guard will receive
phone cards for 60 minutes of
calling time from Iraq,
Afghanistan or Kuwait to the
United States.
"We could not be happier


with concluding this litigation
on such positive terms," said Mr.
Crist. "Improper billing and mar-
keting practices have stopped
and tens of thousands of Florida
consumers have been compen-
sated and now our men and
women fighting the war on ter-
ror will have more opportunities
to speak with their loved ones at
home. AT&T made a good call
by agreeing to correct its mis-
take."
General Catellaw expressed
his gratitude that this settlement
will provide additional opportu-
nity for soldiers to remain in
contact with worried family
members back home.
"Let me express our gratitude
on behalf of the service mem-
bers who will receive these
phone cards," said General
Castellaw. "Being able to talk
with family and friends back
home goes a long way towards


boosting the morale of our
deployed soldiers, sailors, air-
men and marines."
Mr. Crist sued AT&T April 30
alleging violations of Florida's
Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act. Florida's lawsuit
was followed by investigations
of AT&T by the Federal Trade
Commission and the New York
Attorney General's Office. Under
the Assurance of Voluntary
Compliance, the company
promises that it will prevent a
recurrence of sales and market-
ing practices that led consumers
to be improperly charged and
then, when they called to com-
plain, subjected to telemarket-
ing sales pitches for AT&T serv-
ices.
An estimated one million
telephone consumers nation-
wide were affected by the
improper charges.
Three weeks after the attor-


ney general filed suit, a court
ordered AT&T to refund improp-
er charges. According to the
agreement, AT&T has processed
refunds or credits totaling
$1,071,002 for Florida con-
sumers affected by the improper
charges. The company also sent
letters of apology to impacted
consumers.
Today's agreement comes
three months after a Leon Coun-
ty Circuit Court judge allowed
the attorney general's lawsuit to
move forward, denying AT&T's
request to halt the lawsuit and
send the case to an administra-
tive hearing under the authority
of the Florida Public Service
Commission.
In addition to providing up to
8,000 prepaid phone cards,
AT&T will submit $250,000 to
reimburse Florida taxpayers for
the costs of the investigation and
litigation.


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Stlah photo Tracy Whirls
Green market
George Szugye and Carlton and Mary DeLoach, all of Muse, offered fresh fruits and veg-
etables at the annual Honey Festival.


Governor's budget emphasizes job growth


TALLAHASSEE-Governor Jeb
Bush and Lt. Governor Toni Jen-
nings unveiled their budget priori-
ties for the next year to continue
expanding job opportunities for
all Floridians and give Florida's
youngest children the skills they
need to become good readers and
successful students.
Gov. Bush and Lt. Gov. Jen-
nings reaffirmed their commit-
ment to workforce development
and early learning, earmarking
funds to continue the priorities of
economic diversification, early lit-
eracy and the creation of more
high-value jobs.
"The Bush/Jennings proposed
budget would --guarantee our
young children have an early liter-
acy opportunity and our workers
continue to be placed in quality
jobs," Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWl) Director Susan
Pareigis said. "Florida's job
growth has set the pace for the
nation as we continue to lead all
states in the number of new jobs
created and have the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populous states."
In addition to continuing fund-
ing for Florida's Workforce and
Early Learning programs, the
Bush/Jennings proposed budget


for the approaching fiscal year
includes: Preparing Florida Chil-
dren for Educational Success,
more than $400 million. Recogniz-
ing that establishing a solid, vital
pre-kindergarten system is impor-
tant to the future of Florida's
youngest citizens, Gov. Bush and
Lt. Gov. Jennings are proposing
funding to implement the Volun-
tary Pre-Kindergarten program,
which will emphasize literacy and
allow parental choice.
Of that amount, $387 million is
provided for actual program costs.
It is estimated that 154,597 chil-
dren will participate in the volun-
tary program and the funding pro-
vided equates to approximately_
$2,500 per'thild Arid$7:9 million
is provided for state-level adminis-
trative expenses for three agencies
($5.9 million for the Agency for
Workforce Innovation; $1.6 mil-
lion for the Department of Educa-
tion, and $400,000 for the Depart-
ment of Children and Families). In
addition, Gov. Bush and Lt. Gov.
Jennings, intend that every four-
year-old has access to this innova-
tive program. They recommend
$5.5 million be set aside and made
available should the participation
level exceed the projected enroll-
ment.


Keeping Florida's Workforce
Competitive $2 million. Gov.
Bush and Lt. Gov. Jennings are
recommending additional fund-
ing for the Incumbent Worker
Training Program, which provides
grant funding for customized
training for existing profit busi-
nesses. Through this customer-
driven program, Florida is able to
effectively retain and keep busi-
nesses .competitive through
upgrading skills training for exist-
ing full-time employees. The
Bush/Jennings proposed addition-
al funding would bring the pro-
gram's total to $4 million.
Empowering Parents and the
_Cooimunity $1.45 million. This
recommended funding would be
for the Non-Custodial Parent Pro-
gram, which provides assistance
in the form of training, employ-
ment and support services to par-
ents without the custody of their
children who are unable to
achieve the self-sufficiency that
would enable them to pay
required child support. Total TANF
funds provided are $2.2 million for
this program.
Supporting Florida's Military
Families $200,000. Understand-
ing the importance of assisting
those who serve our country and


their families, Gov. Bush and Lt.
Gov. Jennings are recommending
additional funding for the Military
Family Employment Advocacy
Program, which provides work-
force services such as employ-
ment counseling, job search and
placement assistance,. informa-
tion on educational and training
programs, and referral to support-
ive services to military spouses
and families.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation was created during the
2000 legislative session and is
responsible for implementing pol-
icy related to workforce develop-
ment programs, welfare transi-
tion, unemployment
compensation; labor market
information and early learning.
The agency acts as the administra-
tor of Florida's workforce develop-
ment programs, with policy direc-
tion and guidance provided by the
non-governmental board, Work-
force Florida, Inc. Florida's work-
force system, operating under the
brand "Employ Florida," also
includes 24 Regional Workforce
Boards who deliver services
through nearly 100 One-Stop
Career Centers around the state.
For additional information please
visit www.myflorida.com.


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Double-digit growth for Florida Ag classrooms


GAINESVILLE-Introducing
innovative programs and tap-
ping grassroots networks
helped Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom, Inc. increase the
number of teachers and stu-
dents reached last year. Florida
Ag in the Classroom grew by 71
percent in the number of teach-
ers reached and by 26 percent in
the number of students reached
last year.
"When we called on our ded-
icated industry volunteers, they
came through in a big way," said
Scott Emerson, chairman of
Florida Ag in the Classroom.
"They understand the impor-
tance of the program and are
eager to help educate and
expose teachers and students to
Florida agriculture. We appreci-
ate very much all they do for
us."
Florida Ag in the Classroom's
mission: Expand youth aware-
ness and understanding of Flori-
da agriculture and natural
resources by integrating agricul-
tural concepts into core educa-
tional disciplines and Florida Ag
in the Classroom's supporting
programs.
It's top priorities: To develop,
promote and disseminate cur-
rent curricula, materials and
programs to increase agricultur-
al literacy among educators and
youth; to cultivate and maintain
partnerships between Florida Ag
in the Classroom and Florida's
agricultural community, educa-
tors and the National Ag in the
Classroom program; to build
financial strength for Florida Ag
in the Classroom programs; and
to be accountable for the educa-
tional and financial efficacy of
Florida Ag in the Classroom pro-
grams.
Gainesville-based Florida Ag


in the Classroom is funded by
the agriculture specialty tag the
Ag Tag and takes seriously its
responsibility to educate stu-
dents and teachers who are
unfamiliar with agriculture. It
offers curricula and materials
that help teachers incorporate
agricultural concepts in their
language arts, math, science
and social studies classes in
kindergarten through 12th
grade.
To support teachers and
grassroots efforts, Florida Ag in
the Classroom introduced three
new programs and events:
AgriSmarts, Ag Learning Barns
and Agriculture Literacy Day.
These programs helped raise
awareness of Florida agriculture
to more than 5,800 teachers and
more than 229,000 students in
2004, up from 3,391 teachers
and 181,758 students in 2003.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson congrat-
ulated Florida Ag in the Class-
room for its successful industry
partnerships and its growing
number of student and teacher
constituents.
"Reaching Florida's students
and teachers with the message
of the importance of agriculture
is a key part of preserving Flori-
da's farming heritage," Commis-
sioner Bronson said. "It's clear
Florida Ag in the Classroom is
working hard to reach out to as
many students and teachers as
possible with the help of its part-
ners, and we wish them contin-
ued success as they try to reach
out to even more."
To continue to grow the
number of students and teach-
ers it reaches in 2005, Florida Ag
in the Classroom is redesigning
and relocating its Web site to
make ordering materials and


Shortage of tomatoes


falsely circulated


HOMESTEAD-Acres of Flori-
da tomatoes remain unpicked
while the general public still per-
ceives a shortage, Florida Agri-
* culture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson was told by growers
during a tour of South Florida
I tomato farms.
"I was shocked to see acre
upon acre of un-harvested
tomatoes," Mr. Bronson said
after visiting tomato farms in
Homestead. "The perception of
a tomato shortage still remains
in the mind of the public. As a
result, consumers aren't buying
tomatoes, retail grocers and
restaurants aren't placing
orders, and our growers are fac-
ing disaster because they can't
sell their crop."
Mr. Bronson said that, while
there was a short-term shortage
of tomatoes immediately after
the state's destructive hurricane
season, Florida's farmers
replanted and there now is an
abundance of fresh tomatoes.
"Florida's tomato farmers
worked hard to get back in busi-
ness following the hurricanes,
but are now frustrated as their
crop remains in the field
because they can't find buyers,"
Bronson said. "Even with this
abundant tomato supply, we're
still hearing stories that some
restaurants and fast-food estab-
lishments are still limiting toma-
toes or not serving them at all."
Retail grocery prices for
tomatoes, which had peaked at
nearly $4 per pound in October
and November, have begun
returning to more normal levels.
Mr. Bronson was told by grow-
ers that they are receiving 15 to
20 cents per pound for their
tomatoes.
Bronson told growers he has
directed his Division of Market-
ing and Development to assist
them in moving the current


tomato crop into the market-
place.
"We want American con-
sumers to know that Florida is
back in the fresh tomato busi-
ness," Mr. Bronson said. "We
encourage corporate buyers for
grocery chains and restaurants
to move swiftly to help satisfy
consumers' pent-up demand for
this delicious and healthy prod-
uct."
Florida's devastating hurri-
cane season which destroyed
tomatoes in the field and
delayed planting of new crops -
had contributed to a short-term
shortage of fresh tomatoes in
much of the country. The situa-
tion was exacerbated by prob-
lems in other tomato-producing
areas (heavy rains during the
harvest season in California and
a continuing pest problem in
Mexico). As a result, many con-
sumers saw empty tomato bins
in their grocery stores or restau-
rant menus indicating that toma-
toes were available only by spe-
cial request or, in some cases,
not at all.
An unprecedented four major
hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne battered Flori-
da's farmers in August and Sep-
tember, leaving in their wake
uprooted crops, flooded fields
and a battered infrastructure.
Many Florida tomato growers
replanted their crops after
Charley and Frances only to see
them destroyed soon after by
Jeanne.
"Florida's farmers have
rebuilt, replanted and revived
much of our state's agriculture
industry," Mr. Bronson said.
"This is vital not only for our
state but for the entire nation,
since Florida farmers produce
80 percent of this country's
domestically grown vegetables
during the winter months."


participating in workshops and
other programs easier. In addi-
tion, it is improving its existing
programs and introducing new
ones with the help of its board
of directors of industry repre-
sentatives and its new Educator
and Volunteer advisory panels.
"We believe the best way to
improve on what we're doing is
to ask the advice of the teachers
and industry volunteers who are
using our materials and pro-
grams," Mr. Emerson said.
As part of its grassroots net-
work, Florida Ag in the Class-
room has partnered with stu-
dents who are already familiar
with Florida agriculture FFA
members. To help spread the
word about the importance of
Florida agriculture, Florida Ag in
the Classroom and Florida FFA
developed AgriSmarts, an edu-
cational program used by FFA
chapters to teach school chil-
dren and civic organizations
about Florida Ag in the Class-
room and Florida agriculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
has spent $13,000 on AgriSmarts
since its inception in 2002. It
reached 15 schools and nearly
1,200 students during the 2003-
04 school year. It's being offered
again this school year. In addi-
tion, Florida Ag in the Classroom
has awarded agriscience teach-
ers $20,000 in grant money for
outreach programs since the
2001-02 school year, and
$100,000 for the initial funding


HOLLYWOOD The 34th
Annual Seminole Tribal Fair and
Rodeo is scheduled to take place
Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sun-
day, Feb. 13, at the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in
Hollywood and Bergeron Rodeo
Grounds in Davie.
Pow-Wow events are sched-
uled at the Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel and Casino from 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Bill Osceola Memorial All
Indian Rodeo will take place at
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds Friday
and Saturday nights beginning


of the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices' AgriScience Leadership
Program.
Another new program, Ag
Learning Barn, has taken off
since its inception in mid 2003.
Thirty-five counties have signed
up for barns, about half of
which have built their barns and
are moving them to schools.
Two more counties are waiting
for approval.
Ag Learning Barns are
mobile units built to look like
red barns and outfitted with
shelves that hold books, videos,
games and toys that teachers
can borrow to teach their stu-
dents the importance of agricul-
ture. Florida Ag in the Class-
room reimburses each county
representative's organization up
to $1,000 to build and stock the
barn, while offering $350 after
the first school year to restock it.
County Farm Bureau mem-
bers, University of Florida/IFAS
extension agents, Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services representa-
tives and industry association
representatives have taken the
lead on building Ag Learning
Barns in their counties. In addi-
tion to building and stocking the
barns, these industry partners
move the barns to five schools
during the school year.
These industry partners,
together with FFA students and
teachers, are the key partici-


at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
A variety of entertainment
events are scheduled through-
out the weekend. Entertainment
includes competition Pow-Wow
dancing, alligator wrestling and
snake shows.
Also scheduled are Seminole
clothing contests, arts and crafts
contests, Little Mr. and Miss
Seminole contest, and a Pow-
Wow exhibition. Admission is
$12 for adults, $6 for children
under 12 years old and free for
children five and under. For
more information, call (954)
797-5582.


pants involved in another new
Florida Ag in the Classroom ini-
tiative, Agriculture Literacy Day.
Florida's first Ag Literacy Day,
held last March, generated inter-
est from 282 industry volun-
teers, more than Florida Ag in
the Classroom expected. It's set
for March 17 this year.
In honor of that day, industry
volunteers read a designated
book about agriculture and dis-
tribute bookmarks listing Flori-
da farmers' contributions to the
state's economy and environ-
ment to elementary school stu-
dents around the state.


Industry participants visited
more than 2,000 classrooms and
41,000 students in honor of Ag
Literacy Day in 2004. Florida Ag
in the Classroom spent about
$10,000 on the event, much of it
on buying the books that were
donated to school libraries.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
reached even more teachers and
students through other special
efforts.
"We are proud of the strong
growth we experienced in 2004,
and we will work hard to do the
same in 2005," Mr. Emerson
said.


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Hispanics over the age of forty, people of Caribbean-island ori-
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of glaucoma. With no early warning signs of possible vision loss,
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dilated eye examinations to help detect this blinding eye disease.
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Resources, 50 S. Military Trail #210, West
Palm Beach, FL 33415. FAX: (561)616-
6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


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10 DRIVERS NEEDED
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week hauling fresh fruit from Grove to
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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Phone # 561-924-
5534 ext. 14. Please submit resume With
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ALICO INC.
is now hiring a FENCE MAN for
the Ranch area with experience.
Good benefits plus retirement.
Apply in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St., LaBelle.


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a FENCE MAN for
the Ranch area with experience.
Good benefits plus retirement.
Apply in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St., LaBelle.


Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone
Experience
Preferred, Proficient Word
& Excel, Bilingual a + Apply
in Person, Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave,
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
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GAREGIVER WANTED
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
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Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim


McVay (863) 673-0363


FINANCIAL ANALYST
The City of Pahokee is accepting applica-
tions for a Financial Analyst. Municipal ex-
perience a plus. Associate degree in ac-
counting or related field. Must pass a drug
and background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476 Mon-
day through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Phone # 561-924-5534 ext. 14. Please
submit resume with application. Open until
filled. EOE.


PORT LABELLE
UTILITY SYSTEM
Has an immediate opening for a Class C or
higher wastewater treatment plant operator.
Great benefits package, state retirement
system, paid medical, paid dental, paid va-
cation and sick leave.
Vet pref, EEO, Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the apply-
ing. Call 863-675-5352.


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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Evening & Night Shifts
2 years or less experience $8/hr
Over 2 and less than 6 yrs $9/hr
6 or more years of experience $10/hr
Shift Differential & Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work
for out-of-town employees
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of NURSING
LTC & Management experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work
for out-of-town employees
RN NURSE MANAGER
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
LTC & Mgmt. experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
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EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466


G^JHENDRY REGIONAL
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Registered Nurses
'Full time Med./Surg. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am, FL RN
Lic., 1 yr experience preferred will train new graduate,
Must have BLS, $3,000 Sign On Bonus
*Support RN foJ as FL RN License wl at
least 1 yr e in area of expertise
*Full Time Social Services/UR Case Manager-FL RN
Lic., 5 yrs hospital experience a plus


*FL LPNLic. & IVCert., Proof of cert. in IV Therapy
req. Full, Part Tunme & Perdiem Positions Available
Home Health
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Physical TheM l. yrs exp. in MediSurg or
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O.R. Staff Nurse
*FL RN Lic., ACLS PALS certified,
C.N.O.R. desired but not required.
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x5,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979





SPA! Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)3529. Real
Estate.



DI'S Country Primitives
Yankee Candles & Gifts
Wedding Planner
& Accessories
106 Bond Street
863-902-0949

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
S100. (863)357-1078.


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901 W VentmAve ,ewsion, ,FL33440
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OUTDOOR CAREERS. Hiring
working Foremen for utility
contract field crews. Train
at $10/hr., $14/hr. plus
performance bonuses as
Foreman, benefits, and
company truck & tools.
Must enjoy physical out-
door work, possess strong
leadership skills, have a
good driving record, and
be flexible to travel in Flori-
da and SE states. OS-
MOSE, INC. Call Toll-free
for information (877)676-
6731 EOE M/F/D/V
www.osmose.com.


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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


Opotuniies 30


LABOR ^ FINDERS

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


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FISH TANK, 55 gallon, w/
stand, filters & lights.
$100. (863)228-2690

PEKINGESE PUPPIES,
1 male, 1 female, tan/white
$425, F., $400. M. Ready to
go. (321)517-5796
SIBERIAN HUSKY, CKC,
4 mo. old. Solid White,
Male. $100 863-467-9470

YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


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CAMCORDER, SHARP
VHS, full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer. S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.


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In~forml^atio


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
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 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment."
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 2% Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920



ANNE-TIQUES Now Open 9-
5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.
Moorehaven
(863)946-9100
DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-
5698

DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
Mahoganyy, $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698


DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161.
FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
STOVE W/MICROWAVE-
full size, almond in color,
$100. (863)228-0919.

WASHER-DRYER STACK-
Westinghouse, white, 20"
wide. good cond., Clean,
$80 (863)635-3490.



MEMOIR WRITING Large
print, step by step guide.
Share memories with your
children and grandchil-
dren. $10.
www.bluetreebooks.com
Blue Tree Books, Box 660,
Ringoes, NJ, 08551.


BUILDING SALE! "Rock
Bottom Prices!" Final
Clearance. Beat Next Price
Increase. Go direct/save.
20x26. 25x30. 30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Bam.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.



BAY WINDOW- double
pane, 92"W x 49H, asking
S200. (863)467-7784.

METAL ROOFING SAVE
$S$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339




DELL LAPTOP
Works great
needs battery, $325
(863)446-6203


FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
(863)675-6738.


BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
BUNK BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
included. $150 (863)675-
9288
BUNK BED Twin on Top and
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
DINING ROOM TABLE
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
(928)202-0013.
DINING TABLE
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
(928)202-0013.
DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made
in New Your. Good cond.
$200 (863)357-2233
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
HIDE A BED
61/', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284
WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943

Gol Clbs
Eqipmn 618


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




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new management, address
- 7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property. -Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land-Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State .
Property Sale 1055
I:operty Inspection 1060
Re Estate Wanted 105
Resort Propert -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080


ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Corner
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is 40'x40'
Easy Assess &
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


3.34 Acre Industrial Prop-
erty, located in Belle
Glade. Contact Steve Roy-
al 561-996-8080, ext. 22.



HUNT ELK, RED STAG and
Buffalo in Missouri until 3/
15/05. Guaranteed Hunt-
ing License, Only $5.00.
Our policy NO Game, NO
Pay, Reasonable Rates,
Call (314)894-3776.


Lan-Sfle 1040


*LAND FOR SALE*
7.28 Acres in
Palm Beach County.
Call 239-657-5654
Vacant Land
in town
2 acres, $55,000
(863)983-4496


BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 &Vlder RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
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2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106
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DW MOBILE HOME, '91, w/
land, 3BR/2BA, fenced,
$69,900. (863)983-4496

Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106



LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $24,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


CENTRAL HIVES
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
$ Shed
$69,900


2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW, 3/2, Lg.
Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900

3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


4)734 Midstate
Loop 3/2 DW,
Fenced Pnd,


Ust See
$72,900

2160W.Hwy.27Clewiston-
1,4 Miles Wof WAL-MART
983-4663
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New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
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purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items n the classifieds.

One man's trash is another
man's .treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Excellent condition. Lots of
extra's. Must see, 1 Own-
er! (863)946-1728


SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
STICK WELDER, 180
. Lincoln. Includes helmet.
$150 863-675-1472.

UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547

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GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS- LYNK Preda-
tor Jombo Driver, Sand
Wedge $100 or trade for a
pistol (772)461-8822.


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Immediate Openinas.
Must have CDL Class A or B
License with Hazmat, Tanker & Air Brake
Endorsement with a clean driving record.
HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS.
< Pick up application at:
.'i HOWELL OIL COMPANY
Ii 808 NW 12th St.
-,--wr, Belle Glade, FL 33430


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RIFLE WINCHESTER MOD-
EL 94- Lever Action, 30-
30, $300 or trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822.


Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good treadmill.
(863)357-2233
ORIGINAL TOTAL GYM- As
seen on TV, video & exer-
cise book incl., new cond,
$100 (863)674-0467.



FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

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MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin S1500 will separate
(863)357-5754

Micelaeos I5


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
COOLER, 2 Door, Stainless
Steel. (561)992-4828


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Rentals



A 905
Bush Places 910
pet915


PRA 925
Land-Rert 935
Reet 945
Roommate. 950
Roe to Rent 955
Stor"gSpoo19
R ent 90


1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
HOT FLORIDA WATER-
FRONT PRE-CONSTRUC-
TION, Ft Myers, Miami.
Pre-construction NC,
Land, lots more! Investor
Opportunities in apartment
and shopping centers.
Castles Realty (877)468-
5687.
Mountain Golf Homesitesl
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.
OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
la close to 1-75. Ample rd
frontage w/ utilities & sen-
sible covenants. Must see.
Call now (866)352-2249
x349.

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, NC. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.


MobileHomes


AIRPLANES, remote con-
trol, art scale, 50 series,
multiple parts & pieces,
$500. (863)228-2690


VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
w/all attachments incl.
shampoo, $300
(863)467-1110


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



TRACTOR-
Ford 2N '41, Restored,
5' mower, $4200.
(9)2)288-6262.



BABY GOAT
$75.
(863)675-0247







1863-673-1491


BAY GELDING 21/2 yr. old.
30 days prof. training. grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.
SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
type with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.
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LOCATION, IOCATMON DElMONIE Just tside of Townd Beautiful 5 br/4 Grrj n 1
3D/2BA OVER3,0001 LVINGSO, FT. acr 9K
(0 $22WSs00ernO Bring s r
ooed laketor 34 acres" Fenced/cross- K
fened. 2 ae oak tree nursery. Too
ART LAWR2ib ? much equipment to list. Rare find @ DealFel Through $96.9k '97 Mobile
3bd/2ba, ti#g)J nced, S20K per acre home w/ 4/2.5 on 125 acres in
almost 1 affi S' $64.9K Locaton ocatio! 3/2 on Del Monte MonturaranchEstates $96.9K
Newo rf a'W Ave. Hardwood Flooring, large kitchen.
ed Located on a comer lot. Must see @ Reced 4 Business Oppotunity!
S$225k Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
6 Duptexes in Moore Hav 100% Location on HWY 27 S209.9K
New;X I w l- Occupancy, CBS construction, Great
ed o rt^ investment opportunity at only $375K
$57.5K Pasadena Ave 2/1 w/den Hardwood 3/2, K
floo a-1 @ 5 M PPOnrf^
16 Brand New Homes to be built 97 I @ 2. SMALM ,I
on Texas Ave, 3bd/2ba, CBS, 1,673 Aaj_ r 25 `onMa

Montua Ranch 3/2 m/h on 125 ac N.
Wanting to Buy or Sell New Refrig & Dishwasher, 2 car Vacant Park
Call Us detached garage, fenced. S84.9K
Almost 1 acre Del Monte Ave. 3/2/2 (Holiday Isos, z.K
We Want Your Listings!! CBS Home. Separate LR and FR. Don't Miss Out! Northside
Screenedlanaiw/hottub.Greatlocation 3b .'I I m
@$225K N e5 a ?M x :.
New Listing Northside 3bd/2ba
M CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Handyman Needed Fire dam- Great Location Reduced@
aeed home on lot for $15K $174.9K


Charmaine
Montgomery
Se Habla Espahol


863-697-0189


Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $15K Only a few left.
Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport @ $71.5K



8 lots in Moore Haven's
Washington Park Area @ $16.5K
RENT 1 Ac. @
S575K
Almost RS ~fJf of Hwy 80
$120K
New Listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Just bring your tooth-
rush! $89.9K
330+/- Acre Ranch!! Improved
fenced & cross fenced pasture. 2
mobile homes w/out buildings.
Beautiful @ $15K per acre


Marshall
Berner

863-228-3265

Montura Ranch Estates 1998
3bd/2ba, great closet space, on
beautiful 1.25acs by canal @C
$76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully fur-
nished. Attached Workshop
w/Complete AC. Includes dub-
house and pool accessibility.
Block away from river @
$143,000.00
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great for fixing up, includes
tool shed, don't miss out on
this unbelievable deal! @ $35K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem @ $54.9K
Montura h .tes 3 /2 on
1 .rj.-.lUOJ iJ 76.3 T



New Construcdion
2bd/2ba 1841 sq ft, w/ garage
Only3 Lef!
VWit our website for
further detail


Jeffrey
Davis


863-228-2666


Water View' Moore Haven -
3bd/1.Sba, with 300ft. of
Caloosahatchee River view, Florida
room, lots of trees Going @ $280K
Let's Go Fishing! 3bd/2ba home in
Lake Port located on 1.75 acres with
lake access, a private boat ramp, boat
house with fish cleaning station, and
50x45 workshop that also includes a
Ibd/lba mobile home and a RV hook
up all on the same property All of
this can be yours @ $417K
Entertain Tonight with this '95 MH,
3bd/2ba, hot tub, tiki hut, 6ft champ
linked fenced, lots of trees, secluded,
partally furnished, French doors to
wet bar @ Naw Only 11OK
M/H VISi W TfIlIif Fast
Walking distance to River Call Now.
Construction has started!!! Over 10
models to choose from or will build to
suit
New sting! Moore Haven MH beauti-
fully located on 1.33 acres w/ in
ground pool many add ons, fishing
pond, quiet neighborhood $120K
2 acres tenant @$160K
New Listing! MH in MRE @ $73K,
Tile throughout, New A/C, paved
road, fenced, 1.25 acres
2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
eled, pole bam, cal de sac iri Moore
Haven $160K


Sam
Walker

863-677.101


Montumra Lots 1-2.5 acres Starting
$19.9k
Look No Further We ha'
waterfront property in Moo:
Haven on the Caloosahatchi
River for $155K
New Construction 3/
Montura barrel tile. Act no
& pick your flooring & app
ances @ $124.9K


$660/month
New Listing! 4bd/2ba, new
renovated, in a great location
going @ $125K


Are You Renting?
Do you have an older home?
Now is the Time for a New Homell
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
,* CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x110 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
Glenn Smith Reserve Your
Realtor @ Home & Lot
(863)983-3508
(863)677-1441 Now!!
i ~ DICK FOREMAN
/r I' MORTGAGE WARRIOR
OUARDL jN (561)712-9777
S......... PAGER (561)533-2244


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All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
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STARTING AT $152,000!
















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Moore Haven River Gardens
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
SCaJeffery Reserve Your
0o312 6 Home & Lot
(o8o63 8 zo2 Now!!

CBS Construction 3 or 2 Bedrooms
Single/Two Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package Lighting Package
Flooring Package
Many Models to Choose From
Walking Distance To River


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Bank Foreclosures -Call for Details
*3BR,1BA, FmRm, Zoned Com.
$115,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH, Many Extras
Reduced to $85,000
* 3BR, 2BA, $180,000
*New Usting: Lrg. 3BR, 2BA,
2 Story Home on 10 Wooded Acres
$214,900
* New construction on Bayberry
Loop, 4 BR, 2BA, Many Upgrades
$265,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood S/D New
Upgrades $79,000
*4BR, 2BA, MH w/Lot
Reduced to $24,500
*4BR, 38A, w/Pool on Ridgewood,
Reduced to $369,900
MOMURA
*3BR, 2BA, on 1.09 Ac.
Rede t $60,000


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CBS Home with Large
Pool in Ridgeview
OFFERED AT $225,000
*2BR, 28A, MHon 1.25 Ac. $65,00(
*3BR, 2BA, MH on 2.5 Ac. w/pole bam
$72,000
MOORE HAVEN
* Duplex w/effidency Owner anxious
$115,000
* Riverfront w/access, 3BR, 2BA
$275,000
LAKEPORT
* Ustings Needed
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Farm Land Avaiable Call for Details
* Home Lot ready to build, MssissdippiAve
OwDerneedstI seAdd*g $8,000
* Montura Lots Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
* Office & Retai Space available in
Shoppig Center Call for Details.
* Lrg. Bldg New Roof w/ high traffic
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WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
Se Habla Espahiol
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS KATHY GARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 228-4798
Mf'IAL Moore Haven Yacht Club $106,000
3Bs, t'l ride Lot w/ trees $26,500 9 Commercial Lots on US
e Wen ing._'145,000 3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67,500 27 with Building
3Blgendng!S.M 4BR, 3BA, wood deck, $215,000
3 l ndingBR, 3BA, wood deck, 5LotsZonedMulti-Family
4 Ne Hoeore L 10x20 shed $79,900 $250,000
We Have More L8tLots Zoned RI-B
.Contract Call for Details ,ifl $ke 8 Lots Zoned $250,000
New istiBR.f CBS -- "hen 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
a e rena :,u35,o efiooiin.$ 90 oo $250,000
3BR, BA $84,90r 'fTU 0A '. ,Belle Glade Grocery
3BR, 2BA Brick $180,000 Store $130,000
NeT 4l.' 3 4BR, 3 R, 2'l.I '$75,000 'Commercial.. j.,Building
2B, 21 Corner of WC Owens &
... Margaret St: 2,109 sq. ft.
3B f 00 $32,000 $129,000
aIng!!M6O,0O e, Bar Great
3BW b 4BR,2E BPP W1 Business Opportunirty
$180,000 COMIVIMVERCIAL Call for Details
3BR, 2BA Northside Snmale Nursey nUS2712a industrial Refne
B 215,000 4 l._Z- rfw!.&&ataIio alefin
4BR, 3BA $360,000 Gieger Road 4 Lots, 2 MeIbile
Ridge H T sc 1 Housce, 1 EnLyot ACREAGE
MooraJ ol, 1BA $70,000 10 oeSae&eding!ei65,ooo
$87,500 Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
$87,500 w/ mobile home, 3 lots only 03
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863-357-2633 after 5 pm


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51500 neg.
(239)851-1894


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$4500
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CHEVY 72'
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$1000
(863)357-3981
ELECTRIC 4 WHEEL
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$1000 (863)467-6070
Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)357-2816
MILITARY 6X6
2V/2 TON
running gear complete
$1000 (863)357-3981


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$1495, (863)675-1472

Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


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$400 or best offer
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$50 (863)763-1424


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'(786)486-3474.
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Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
(863)946-1382


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roof rack and side win-
dows. Excellent condition.
$250 (863)357-1078


CHEVY LUMINA MINI VAN,
'96- good cond, needs
transmission, $1600 firm
(863)228-0919.

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Public lotices








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IN THE CIRCUITff COURT OF THE
20MH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004 1011 CA
WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K(/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff
v$.
JUANTO RODRIGUEZ, ET AL
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
KELLYS LIVESTOCK SUPPLY
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
LOT 6 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
5, BLOCK 438, SUBDIVISION
OF BLOCK 111 IN THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OF PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3
PAGES) 24, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
wak/a 519 W EL PASO AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, it any, to It, on
Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Si-
mowta, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 800 Corporate
Drive, Suite 510, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33334 on or before March
1.2005. a date which Is within thir-
ty (30) days after the first publica-
ton ofthis Notice in THE CLEWIS-
TON NEWS and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint.
This notice Is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065. In
accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you
are entited, at no cost to you, to
provisions of certain assistance.
Please contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 25 East Hickpochee, La-
Belle, FL 33935, Phone No. (941)
335-2299 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice or plead-
lng; if you are hearingimpaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-
8770 (V)(Via Florida Relay Servic-
WitNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 18th day of January,
2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
549399 CGS 1/27;2/17/05

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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF PAHOKEE
Noce its herebyI e that ttheCiy of Pahokee, Fkrida wil hold a general
elecononTeda March 2005 for the purpose of eecting two (2)
cormmissioners for a term of two (2) years each. Candidates must be a
quated elector of the City of Pabokee.
The first day for fing as a candidate for cornrmssiler wt be Jamanry
25, 2005, a t oo, and the final day or fiking w be Febinary
8, 205, gatmn Candid s rmust fin person w" th City
Clerk. at te Paihore City Hal, 171 North Late Avenue. Pafikee Florida,
during regular office hours from 8M30 a.m. uia 5-00 pin. Tw said date
and nme. Each candit shal be voted on by the eectore At
Large'-
Al quanied regiserEd teectrs of Precncts 6006 and 6008 are qualfied
to vote in Is election. To quafy to vote in ths Municipal General Bec-
t on u must first register wit he Palmn Beacht Couny Supervisor of
Electons by 5:O p. Feruae y 7, z2I. Aler that date, books wlt re-
rman dosed unt the first regular business day after the ec-on.
The da p place wi be the Recreaton Cp (od Paho-
kee Igh Schoolcafeteria). located at 360-C. E Main Street No person
shal be permitted to vote unless he or she is registered in accordance
wih the Florida State Statutes, and brigs prper identification with a
photogaph and a s e s may he i.erent documents) The
po wil be ope from 7:00 to 700 p.m
in the event that no candidate receives a majority of hevotes cast for a
particular seat a Run-off! election shall be held Mrch Z2,2005 between
the two (2) cadate who receive the largest number of votes for that
particular seat
crrY OF PAHOKEE
JANET K. WHIPPLE
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
(561) 924-5534
548195 CGS 1/20,27/05


DISTRICT COURT
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
Caa No. P52702
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Matter of the Estate of
JOHN E. KOHAN,
Deceased,
Notice is gereby given that the undersigned has been appointed and qual-
ified by the aboce-entted Court on September 10,2004, as personal
representative of the estate of John E Kohan, deceased. All creditors ha-
veing claims against the estate are required to file their claims, with sup-
porting documentation attached, with the clerk of the court, at the Clark
County Courthouse, 200 S. Third Street, Las Vegas, Nevada within 60
days after the mailing of the first publication of this Notice.
DATED this 12 day of October, 2004.
Cary Spencer
3016 Pier Harbor Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Submitted By:
BULLIVANT HOUSER BAILEY PC
Anne H. Wellborn, Nevada Bar No. 8719
3980 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 550
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: 702-650-6565
Facsimile: 702-650-2995
Attorneys for Cary Spencer
in The Matter OfThe Estate Of
John E. Kohan
546354 CGS 01/13, 20, 27/05


LEGAL NOTICE
The City of South Bay, Palm Beach
County, Florida will hold an election
at City Hall Commission Cham-
ers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South
Bay, Florida on March 8, 2005 for
the purpose of electing three Com-
missioners to the City Commis-
sion. .
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on March 8, 2005.
Books will be closed according to
Florida Statutes (F.S.97.055) on
Monday, February 7, 2005 (02-07-
2005).
Deadline for qualifying for the office
of the City Commission will be
12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 8,
2005 (02-08-2005).
If a run off election Is held it will be
held March 22, 2005 at City Hall
Commission Chambers, 335 SW
2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. Books will be closed
Monday, February 22, 2005.
Those wishing to file as a candidate
must be a legal resident of the City
and a qualified electorate of the
Cmrity.
547515 CGS 1/20 27/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC:
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct a
RFinance Committee Meeting Thurs-
day, February 24, 2005 at 10:00
a.m. In the Conference Room at
Hendry Regional Medical Center,
500 West Sugartand Highway, Cle-
wiston, Florida.
549184 CGS 1/27/05


NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, at
12:30 p.m. In the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 500 West Sugarland High-
way, Clewiston, Florida.
541328 CGS 1/27/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing will sell at public
Auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on January 31, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1989 Buick White 2-Door
VIn #2G4WB14TOK1461670
547204 CGS 1/20,27/05

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NOTICE OF ANNUALMMEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, orida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the purpose
of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549554 CGS 1/27;2/3/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuantto call of the Board of Supervisors of
Disston Island Conservancy District, and In accordance with Chapter
298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual
Meeting of the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy District for the
year 2004, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8,
2005 at 10:00 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3 years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Trey Dyess, PRESIDENT
549557 CGS 1/27;2/3/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Bolles Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida
Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto tthe Annual ".1t;fin, .f th-
Landowners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2004, mi lt re. r ii
United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27,
Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the
purpose of:


1. Election of one (1) Supervisoror r a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine. '"
3. Transacting such other business as may properly comebefore
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT *
549548 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Noice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Pahokee Water Control District the annual meeting of the landowners of
Pahokee Water Control District for the year 2005, wi be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street Befle Glade. Palm Beach
County, Florida. on Wednesday, February 16,2005, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose ot
1. Eletin one Supevsor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
B a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAROKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By /s' Kenneth McDuffie
President
548302 CGS 1/27:2/3/05


NOTICE
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING
TORRY ISLAND NATURE CENTER
The City of Belle Glade's Recreation Department will conduct a public
meeting regarding the development of the Tony Island Nature Center. The
sole purpose of the meeting will be to receive input from the community
on the development of the Nature Center. The meeting will be conducted
on the following day and date, and the following time and location:
Day: Wednesday
Date: February 2, 2005
Time: 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Location: Belle Glade City Hall
Commission Chambers
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West
Belle Glade, Florida
549658 CGS 1/27/05


MIKIA NICOLE McCRAE
P.O. Box 443
Clewiston, FL 33440-0443
PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned is the duly appointed and
qualified trustee of the John E. Kohan Revocable Trust. John E. Kohan,
the settlor of that trust died on April 28. 2004. A creditor having a claim
against the trust estate must file his claim with the undersigned at the ad-
dress given below within 90 days after the first publication of this notice.
NRS 164.025


DATED: January 7, 2005



547768 CGS 1/20,27;2/3/05


Thomas S. Mayer
Senior Trust Officer
Morgan Stanley
335 North Maple Drive, 2nd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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ORLANDO-State of Florida
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1727, will discontinue operating
Jan. 28.
Individuals' who still have
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2004 hurricanes can call FEMA
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speech or hearing impaired. Florid-
ians also can make requests at one
of the state's Disaster Recovery
Centers (DRC). The Helpline is
operational daily from 7 a.m. to 7


Earthquake
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District scientists discovered
spikes in deep monitoring well-
water levels 60 minutes after the
recent earthquake.
The massive, Dec. 26 underwa-
ter earthquake off the coast of
northern Sumatra impacted the
earth's underground water levels
approximately 8,000 miles away in
Florida, according to South Florida
Water Management District hydro-
geologists.
Water levels in the district's deep
Floridian aquifer monitoring wells
in Collier and Okeechobee coun-
ties and other wells throughout the
agency's 16-county region, saw
sudden spikes up to four inches,
approximately 60 minutes after the
earthquake, which measured 9.0
on the Richter Magnitude Scale hit.
"Normally, water level changes
in the Floridan aquifer happen
slowly," said John Mulliken, the
agency's director of planning and
resource evaluation, who oversees
a team of water supply planners,
environmental scientists and hydro-
geologists.
"The spikes were sudden and
very unusual," he said. "The speed
at which the shockwave moved
was absolutely awesome."
The spikes were not uniform
from well to well. U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) scientists estimate
that seismic waves from the earth-
quake traveled across the globe at
approximately 7,400 miles per
hour, causing small water-filled
crevices in the Floridan aquifer to
expand and contract. This action
forced water in and out of the wells.
The hydrologists also concluded
that no damage to the Floridan
aquifer or water supply resulted


p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Statewide DRCs are open from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sat-
urday.
The Florida Hurricane Housing
Hotline was established in the
wake of Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, which
impacted the state last August and
September. Since its inception, the
hotline has received more than
24,000 calls.
The State Emergency Response-
Team (SERT) is a collaboration of
Florida's state agencies led by the
state coordinating officer. SERT's
mission is to ensure that Florida is
prepared to respond to emergen-


cies, recover from them, and miti-
gate their impact. Visit
http://www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for all
hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing. any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation activ-
ities, trains first responders, works
with state and local emergency
managers, and: manages the
National Flood Insurance Program
and the U.S. Fire Administration.
FEMA became part of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
March 1,2003.


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This well monitoring chart, provided by the South Water
Florida Management District, shows the spikes in activity
from the Dec. 26 massive earthquake that devastated coast-
lines as far as 8,000 miles away from Florida.
from this event source for millions of people, busi-
The wells, ranging in depth from nesses and farms throughout much
1,350 feet to 1,900 feet, are used by of the state. It is a secondary source
South Florida Water Management of water in the area south of Lake
hydrogeologists to monitor and Okeechobee.
learn more about the Floridan Scientists for state and federal
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Landlord-tenant brochures distributed


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services is assisting
the federal government with
educating hurricane victims
about their rights and responsi-
bilities as tenants.
The department has provid-
ed the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) with
30,000 Landlord/Tenant Law
brochures to be distributed to
Florida residents in affected
areas. FEMA provides disaster
assistance to people who were
victimized by the hurricanes
and wants to educate disaster
applicants about their rights as
tenants.
The agency will distribute


the brochures at Disaster
Recovery mobile units
deployed throughout the state.
It's important that Florida resi-
dents who may have been
forced to vacate damaged
rental units for any amount of
time find out what their rights
are about paying rent during
the time they were hot occupy-
ing a structure. The law also
covers the conditions under
which a tenant can terminate a
lease. In addition, thousands of
residents were displaced when
their homes were damaged or
destroyed during one of the
four hurricanes that struck the
state.
Many are still unable to


return to their homes and are
renting houses or apartments
until their homes can be
repaired or rebuilt. Homeown-
ers may not be aware that state
law provides them with certain
rights as tenants and provides
landlords with some rights as
well. Landlords and tenants
need to find out what their
responsibilities are so these
temporary placements don't
become a hardship.
"The key to avoiding prob-
lems is to know what the law
does to protect you as a tenant,
and what it doesn't do," said
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles
Bronson.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTItH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON File Number 2004-133-CP
Deceased Division
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the ESTATE OF SHARON E. LAWRENCE UGON, de-
ceased, File Number 2004-133-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Ronda, Probate Division, the address of which is the LA-
B E-COURHOURSE COMPLEX, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle. FlRonrida 33975-1760.
The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims of demands
against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court within
three months after the dahe of t first publication of this notice of thirty
days after e date of service of a copy hs noce o this notice on them ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED FILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
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March of Dimes help


mothers and babies


Courtesy photo
Scott Bristow, Feeding Frenzy Fanatic winner

Girl Scouts host


fair 'Feeding Frenzy'


Fair goers gathered at the Taste
of Florida Stage Thursday evening
to watch local celebrities eat their
way to victory during the fourth
Annual Girl Scout Cookie Feeding
Frenzy.
Scott Bristow, of KOOL 105.5,
beat out the likes of Mayor Lois
Frankel, Leslie Streeter from the
Palm Beach Post, Jason Penning-
ton of WILD 95.5, Keith Van Allen
of the Gator 98.7 and a lucky audi-
ence member to become the new
"Feeding Frenzy Fanatic."
Each contestant was paired
with local Girl Scouts who fed
them 24 Girl Scout cookies. Scott
was the first contestant to finish


all 24 cookies. Afterward, the con-
testants stayed to sign autographs
and pose for pictures. The Girl
Scout Cookie sale runs until Feb.
7.
Girl Scouts is the world's pre-
eminent organization dedicated
solely to girls-all girls-everywhere.
In an accepting and nurturing
environment, girls build character
and skills for success in the real
world. Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc., a United Way
agency, serves almost 9,000 Girl
Scouts in Palm Beach, Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee,
Glades and Hendry Counties.


The Southwest Coast Division
of the March of Dimes has award-
ed 2005 grants that will address
significant maternal and child
health issues such as access to
care in rural areas that are of con-
cern in our community, said
Wendy Widerman, March of
Dimes Program services chair.
These grants are one way the
March of Dimes pursues its mis-
sion of preventing birth defects
and infant mortality.
"We are grateful that our suc-
cessful fundraising efforts to help
more babies to be born healthy in
Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and
Charlotte County," she said. Agen-
cies that received March of Dimes
2005 grant awards include:
Lehigh Acres Social Services Cen-
ter, 9,000, to provide free prenatal
education and support for preg-
nant, Spanish-speaking women
residing in Lehigh Acres and east-
ern Lee County. Transportation to
and from the classes and child-
care will be available through the
grant.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment, 8,000, to implement
enhanced parental education
services for Spanish-speaking
women in Clewiston and Labelle.
The grant will increase participa-
tion in local parental and family
planning programs through out-
reach, education and public
awareness about pre-pregnancy
care. Two organizations received
a total of 3,000 in community
awards.


The Lee/Collier Chapter of the
Association of Women's Health,
Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
(AWHONN) will help design and
implement educational programs
on prematurely for area nurses;
and the Post Polio Support Group
provided funding for printing and
distributing their educational
newsletter.
Post-Polio Voice "In addi-
tion," said Wilderman, "the Flori-
da chapter of the March of Dimes
mission preventing birth defects,
premature birth and infant mor-
tality. All non-profit organizations
that work with maternal/infant
health issues may apply for both
state and local grants."
For more information, contact
Tricia Christian at (239) 433-3463.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects and infant mortality.
Founded in 1938, the March of
Dimes funds programs of
research, community services,
education, and advocacy to save
babies and in 2003 launched a
five-year campaign to address the
increasing rate of premature
birth.
For more information, visit
March of Dimes Web site at mar-
chofdimes.com or its Spanish
Web site nacersano.org. For more
information on the annual March
of Dimes Walk America, visit the
Web site at walkamerica.org.


National Awareness


Folic Acid Week


GAINESVILLE-The Florida
Folic Acid Coalition, based at the
University of Florida (UF), is joining
with other public and private
groups to launch National Folic
Acid Awareness Week, Jan. 24-30,
throughout the state and nation.
The goal of this weeklong event
is to make people aware of the
importance of folic acid in their diet
and its many lifelong benefits, said
Gail Rampersaud, a registered die-
titian and assistant in nutrition
research and education at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS).
"The theme of the educational
effort, 'Folic Acid: You Don't Know
What You're Missing,' is especially
important with the popularity of
low-carbohydrate diets," she said.
"We are concerned that people
who are curtailing their intake of
carbohydrates such as fortified
grains are unaware that they may
be missing out on essential vita-
mins and minerals, such as folic
acid, for good health and well-
being."
Ms. Rampersaud said folic acid
is a B-vitamin necessary for proper
cell growth. Daily intake of at least
400 micrograms of folic acid before
and during pregnancy has been
shown tp reduce the risk for seri-
ous birth defects of the brain and
spine, called neural tube defects.
Since 1998, the Food and Drug
Administration has required the
addition of folic acid to enriched
cereal grain products such as
breads, cereals, flours, pastas, rice
and other grain products. Accord-
ing to the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention, fortification
has helped reduce the rates of neu-
ral tube defects by approximately
26 percent.
Lynn Bailey, a professor in the
UF/IFAS food science and human
nutrition department, said that tak-
ing 400 micrograms of folic acid
before and during early pregnancy
from a multivitamin or fortified
foods may help reduce the risk for


neural tube defects by up to 70 per-
cent. Bailey's-research on folic acid
was a major factor in the National
Academy of Sciences' decision to
issue its recommendations on folic
acid and birth defect prevention.
"We are concerned that many
women of childbearing years
might not understand that by low-
ering their intake of enriched
grains, they could be increasing
their risk of having a pregnancy
affected by a birth defect," Ms. Bai-
ley said. "To get enough folic acid
every day, women should take a
daily multivitamin and include for-
tified grains as part of a healthy diet
that includes folate-rich foods such
as orange juice, darlkgreen leafy
vegetables, strawberries, and
legumes such as peanuts and kid-
ney beans."
Bailey said about 3,000 babies
in the United States, including 80
babies in Florida, are born each
year with a neural tube defect,
resulting in substantial emotional
and financial impacts on affected
families. Although many women
are aware of folic acid, less than
half take a multivitamin containing
folic acid every day.
"Taking a multivitamin with 400
micrograms of folic acid every day
is such a simple thing to do yet can
return huge benefits with regard to
the health of a mother and her chil-
dren," she said.
Ms. Bailey and Ms. Rampersaud
oversee the Florida Folic Acid Coali-
tion, which is currently supported
by UF/IFAS and the Florida Depart-
ment of Health. The coalition edu-
cates consumers and health pro-
fessionals about the health benefits
of folic acid, increasing folic acid
intake and reducing the number of
babies born with serious birth
defects.
Ron Lutz, an advanced regis-
tered nurse practitioner and coor-
dinator for the coalition at UF/IFAS,
says that much work needs to be
done regarding folic acid educa-
tion.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Guitar man Walt Shirley, owner of Whisper Creek RV Park
in Muse, and his band provided entertainment for those
attending the annual Honey Festival in Muse Jan. 15.


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