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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: February 3, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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At A Glance


Clewiston
Adult School
The Clewiston Adult School
is offering a variety of classes
that range from GED prep, ABE,
ESOL (English for Speakers of
Other Languages), Basic Com-
puter, 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 information.
Teachers honored
On Feb. 3, from 5:30-9 p.m.
at the Clewiston Inn, the
Hendry County Public Schools
Foundation will honor 10 out-
standing Golden Apple Teach-
ers from the district. A reception
for the teachers will be from
5:30-6 p.m. with dinner and the
award ceremony following.
Please RSVP by calling (863)
674-4555.
Women's
conference
S The "Lord, I need you now"
Women's conference is at Turn-
ing Point Church of God 207
Pine Lane, in Flag Hole. Feb. 4,
7 p.m. pastor Marsha Edgar.
Feb. 5,9 a.m., coffee, 9:30 a.m.,
1 service, Evangelist Minister
Troyleen Hodges. Noon, a salad
luncheon.' I p.m. service, Pas-
tor Marsha Edgar, Free indeed
ministries. There will be wor-
ship, dance, and drama.
Garage sale
for missions
First United Methodist
Church will hold a garage sale
on Saturday, Feb. 5, starting at 7
a.m. The proceeds will be used
- by the United Methodist
Women for mission outreach
and ministry.
Faith Lutheran
Church
Faith Lutheran Church is
holding a rummage and bake
sale on Saturday, Feb. 5, it will
open at 7 a.m. Furniture,
clothes of all sizes, kitchen
items, etc.: will be there. The
bake sale will have cookies,
brownies, cakes, pies; and will
have homemade chili, coffee,
hotdogs, doughnuts, and soda
for sale, too. They are located
on the corner of Saginaw and
Cedar. Come on by and buy.
Annual spring
yard sale
Saint Martin's Church, 205
" North W. C. Owen Avenue is
holding its annual Spring Yard
Sale on Saturday, Feb. 5, begin-
ning at 7 a.m. and lasting until
it's over. Items are offered at
bargain prices and include
clothing, house wares, furni-
ture, appliances, lamps and all
sorts of things to be used, and
re-used. For more information
please call the church office at
983-7960.
See Glance Page 18


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number 36 Thursday, February 3, 2005


Man gets 20 years for porn


By Mark Young
Editor's note: This is part one
of a series looking into sexual
predation in the local communi-
ty.
CLEWISTON Almost a
year after his arrest, Buddie Dar-
rel Edwards, now 50 years old
and a former Clewiston resident
before his arrest, has pleaded
guilty to several counts of child
pornography.
Edwards was arrested in Feb-


ruary of last year after law
enforcement agencies were
tipped off to his activities by
Edwards' son, who had asked
permission to use his father's
computer, subsequently discov-
ering his father's activities.
The son allegedly discovered
the child pornography on his
father's computer, which includ-
ed images of Edwards engaging
in sexual activity with some of
his under-aged relatives. The
resulting investigation allowed


authorities to arrest Edwards on
four counts of child pornogra-
phy possession, two counts of
lewd and lascivious molestation,
and two counts of use of child
sexual performance.
None of these charges are
first-degree felonies, but State
Attorney General Charlie Crist,
whose office of statewide prose-
cution, prosecuted Edwards, in
coordination with the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office ultimate-
ly allowed a plea bargain, which


Best support: Top support staff members honored


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls
The Hendry County School District recognized 13 support staff members during its
annual luncheon Jan. 27 at Sonny's Bar-B-Q in Clewiston recognizing non-instructional
Employees of the Year for 2005. Among those honored were Marie Sprouse, Linda
Haney, Roderick Benson, Marjorie Carter, Adela Gomez, Patricia Doub, Sherry Parantha,
Esperanza Garcia, Ada Ash, Nicolet Sheets, Karen Prince, and Crystal Kirtley. Ms. Kirt-
ley and Ms. Doub were unable to attend.

HCSB honors top employees


By Tracy Whirls
The Hendry County School
District recognized 13 support
staff members during its annual
luncheon Jan. 27, at the Clewis-
ton Inn, recognizing each school
or department individual non-
instructional Employees of the
Year for 2005.
Migrant recruiter Adela
Gomez of Clewiston was named
Employee of the Year for the Dis-
trict. .
"This individual has worked
30 years for the school system,"
Human Resources Director Steve
Stinnett said in announcing the
selection of Ms. Gomez as district
Employee of the Year. "She
began her career driving a bus
and working in the cafeteria part
time," Mr. Stinnett continued.
"She is highly regarded by the
migrant families in the Clewiston
area. She's willing to assist them
in anyway, and to be an advocate
for them, and she's raised three
quality children who work for us
too."
Nominated by Federal Pro-
grams director Jan Gann for her
work in recruiting migrant stu-
dents to the program for Hendry
County, as the senior migrant


Clewiston High School secretary/bookkeeper, Marie
Sprouse, a Clewiston native and CHS alumni was award-
ed a plaque by School Board Chairman Rick Murphy rec-
ognizing her as CHS Employee of the Year.


recruiter for the district, a position
she's held for 23 years, Ms.
Gomez has been recognized at
various churches throughout the
community for helping to distrib-
ute Thanksgiving and Christmas


dinners in the community and is
so well known among returning
migrant families that they ask for
her by name. Ms. Gomez assists

See Employees Page 6


resulted in a 20-year sentence.
The investigation, following
the initial arrest, led to several
more charges after investigators
recovered more than 16,000
images of child pornography
from his computer's hard drive.
These images ultimately
included the pictures of himself
engaging in sexual activity with
his own under-aged relatives.
The guilty plea was for nine
counts of possession of child
pornography, one count of capi-


tal sexual battery, and one count
of lewd and lascivious behavior.
The initial investigation that
was conducted involved the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, the state attor-
ney's office, and several child
protective teams representing
four different county sheriff's
offices.
Edwards was subsequently
sentenced to two, 20-year prison
See Conviction Page 18


School board



audit finds



discrepancies


By Mark Young
A recent report released by
Auditor General William Mon-
roe, has found some discrepan-
cies in the Hendry County
School District's fiscal year 2003-
2004 budgets, after concluding
their financial, operational and
federal single audit of the district.
Three items were noted in
the report, all of which constitute
possible. violations of Florida
statutes, if they were not correct-
ed. According to the report, there
were discrepancies in the school
district's general ledger accounts
compared to the physical count
of inventory within their five dis-
trict warehouses.
However, according to Assis-


tant Superintendent for Business
Michael Yanoski, the discrepan-
cy was for two of the district's
transportation warehouses only.
Mr. Yanoski did say that the
amount of money, in correlation
to the parts supplied in the ware-
house, is fairly substantial.
In Finding No. 1: Controls
over Warehouse Inventories, the
report indicates there is an
approximate $15,000 discrepan-
cy between what the district's
transportation warehouse assets
are supposed to be and what the
district actually has on file.
"It was quite a bit," said Mr.
Yanoski. "If our computers say
we are supposed to have a cer-
See Audit Page 18


Youth Task



Force urges



participation
The Youth Task urged task force members to
Force/Hendry Department of become involved in the traffic
Juvenile Justice will meet Fri- safety efforts launched by the
day, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Hendry County Community
Hendry County Health Depart- Traffic Safety Team (CTST),
meant in LaBelle. which meets the first Thursday
Topping the agenda will be of each month at the LaBelle
a special presentation by BobVolunteerFire Department,
Edenfield regarding the plans Volunteer Fire Department,
for development of a leader- Pratt Boulevard, at 1 p.m.
ship camp for youth in Hendry According to Ms. Reese,
and Glades Counties. non-seatbelt use in accidents is
At their last regular meeting, the leading cause of death for
Jan. 7, Sue Reese, special proj- young people aged 15-20.
ects nurse with the Hendry
County Health Department See TaskForce-Page 18


Lake Level


15.22
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above sea
level


Index

Classifieds ...... .14-17
Opinion ............. 4
School ............ 13
Sports ............. 11
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Lee: 'Parents watch your kids'


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Hendry Coun-
ty Sheriff Ronnie Lee expressed
the importance of parents keep-
ing an eye on the activities of
their children, as part of his
presentation on law enforce-
ment to the Clewiston Rotary
Jan.31.
Sheriff Lee said that it is the
citizens of the community who
are the real eyes and ears of law
enforcement, but when it
comes to keeping an eye on
their own children, parents
must take a proactive stance.
"As parents and grandpar-
ents, it's up to all of us to keep
an eye out for signs that a child
may be leaning towards crimi-
nal activity," said Sheriff Lee. "If
stuff starts disappearing from
your home or if your kids are,
hanging out with the wrong
type of kids look in their
rooms. Law enforcement can't
look in their rooms without per-
mission, but a parent can.
Search their rooms. It's better


than seeing a child become a
drug addict."
Sheriff Lee was also on hand
to discuss the county jail opera-
tions and while on topic, said
that a tour of the jail can offer a
tremendous shock value to a
child that may be heading down
the wrong road. Sheriff Lee
invited everyone to take a tour
of the jail, but especially those
parents who may feel their chil-
dren are heading for trouble.
"It's your jail," he said. "You
pay for it and you own it and
you have a right to see it. I offer
an open invitation for anyone to
take a tour, especially if a family
is in crisis with a child. It can be
an eye-opening experience for a
child to see what's in store for
them if they don't change their
behaviors."
Part of Sheriff Lee's presenta-
tion, which would also be good
truth serum for a child in trou-
ble, was the amount of
weapons that are found in
weekly shakedowns of the jail
population. Sheriff Lee offered


up a bag full of handmade
weapons and homebrewed
booze, to give an indication that
an inmate's troubles may only
be beginning after lock up.
More and more younger
inmates are finding their way
into a world they may not be
ready for and according to the
sheriff, the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office is focusing a lot of
attention on the younger popu-
lation.
In a recent sweep of some
Hendry County schools, at least
one instance turned up about
$2,000 worth of powder
cocaine, as well as $500 in cash
on one of the students.
"We'll put that as one of our
top priorities," he said. "We'll
work on that, but understand
that it is in our schools, as well
as but of the schools."
Sheriff Lee said Hendry
County does have a drug prob-
lem in which to contend, but
that it is no different than in any
See Club-Page 18


Staff photo/Mark Young
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee holds up just one example
of homemade weapons that are manufactured by inmates in
the Hendry County Jail. This weapon and more were shown
as his presentation to the Clewiston Rotary Club Jan. 31.


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Birth


Tebryn Jared Branch
Tebryn Jared Branch
Brian and Joyanna Branch of Ft.
Lauderdale are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Tebryn Jared
Branch. He was born Jan. 18, 2005.
He weighed six pounds, 10


Courtesy photo


ounces, and was 20 inches long at
birth. Maternal grandparents are
Paul Bryan of Miami, and Olga Pot-
tinger of Ft. Lauderdale. Paternal
grandparents are Thomas and Faye
Branch of Canal Point.


Manatee deaths



released by FWC


ST. PETERSBURG Biologists
with the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission s
(FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research
Institute (FWRI) have confirmed
that 276 manatees were docu-
mented to have died in state waters
in 2004.
While the total of 276 for 2004
appears to be a big drop from he
previous year's total of 370, 96 of
those animals in 2003 are suspect-
ed to have died due to a prolonged
red tide event in Southwest Florida.
In 2004, only four manatees are
suspected to have died due to red
tide.
According to preliminary
reports, 69 manatees died this year
due to watercraft-related injuries.
That number (69) is consistent
with past years, with watercraft
representing 25 percent of total
manatee mortality. With several
periods of prolonged cold weather,
the number of manatees dying
from cold stress was higher with 49
deaths in 2004. When the water
temperature falls below 68
degrees, manatees, particularly
juveniles, become-more suscepti-
ble to cold stress. Other causes of
manatee deaths 'include floodgate
and canal lock, other human caus-
es, and natural.
Visit
http://research.myfwc.com/fea-
tures/view_article.asp?id= 14855 to
view manatee mortality statistics
and related information. The Mana-


Uouutesy plUoiU/AMnuIrew .uarrI
/Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
Florida manatees.
tee Mortality Online Search allows
users to find manatee mortality
information by county, cause of
death, and date from 1974 through
Oct. 31, 2004. Two report formats
are available: A summary report
that lists the search results in a
numbers-only table and an individ-
ual report that provides detailed
information such as sex, size,
region, and cause of death. The
2004 preliminary manatee mortali-
ty report compares the 2004 pre-
liminary mortality totals with those
in 2003, 2002, and a five-year mor-
tality average.
To report a dead or injured man-
atee, please call toll free (888) 404-
FWCC (3922).


Graduate


Loretta K. Taylor
The Florida Independent Col-
lege Fund has awarded a Degree
Completer Scholarship to Loret-
ta K. Taylor. Loretta, a senior
from Moore Haven, is majoring
in interdisciplinary Studies at
International College. The goal
of the Degree Completer Schol-
arship is to aid Floridians who
need financial assistance in
order to complete their bache-
lor's degree. This Degree Com-
pleter Scholar was nominated by
her school.
Loretta is a member of the 4-
H Club and Future Farmers of
America and a volunteer at the
local library. Her honors include
being named Officer of the
Month. She has also received
certificates of appreciation for
outstanding services as a teach-
ing assistant and for vocational


instruction in horticulture. After
graduation, Loretta plans to
teach elementary school and
hopes to own and manage her
own landscape nursery.
The Degree Completer Schol-
arship Program is administered
by the Florida Independent Col-
lege Fund, a not-for-profit foun-
dation for program and
resources development, for the
Independent Colleges and Uni-
versities of Florida. Based in
Deland, FICF is dedicated to pro-
viding financial assistance to stu-
dents attending Florida's 28
independent colleges and uni-
versities. Funds are granted by
corporate partners who are
equally committed to providing
the best educational alternatives
for today's college students and
tomorrow's leaders. For infor-
mation on this and other schol-
arships, log on to www.ficf.org.


Obituaries


Leona H. Raineri
Leona H. Raineri, 89, of Stuart
died Jan. 26, 2005 at her resi-
dence. Born in Williston, Leona
has resided in Stuart since 1984,
moving here from Pahokee.
Prior to retiring Leona was an
Admitting Clerk with Everglades
Memorial Hospital in Pahokee.
She was a member of New Hope
Fellowship, in Palm City. She
was preceded in death by her
husband Hugo J. Raineri, and
her daughter Arlene Haley. Sur-
vivors include three sons, John
Hugo Raineri of Stuart, Carlo T.
Raineri of Pahokee, and Barry K.
Raineri of Arcadia; her daughter,
Elizabeth A. Stuart, of Stuart; her
sister, Jewel Large of West Palm
Beach; and eight grandchildren
and 11 great grandchildren. Ser-
vices were held at New Hope
Fellowship in Palm City, Jan. 29,
1 p.m. with Pastor Gary Durham
officiating. Interment followed
at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Arrangements by Martin Funeral
Home and Crematory, Stuart.
John Graham Smith
John Graham Smith, 71, of
Clewiston died, Saturday, Jan.
15, 2005, at Grace Health Care of
Clewiston after a long battle
with emphysema. Born Nov. 9,
1933 in Norristown, Pa., outside
of Philadelphia to H. Willard and
Martha Smith. John joined the
Air Force in 1953 during the
Korean War and served his
country as an Airman First Class,
receiving a National Defense
Service Medal and an honorable
discharge. He was wed to Joan
Genevieve Heljenek on Jan. 25,
1958, who preceded him in
death in 1981. John was a for-
mer member of the NHRA


where he raced his 1964 Stude-
baker Avanti very successfully in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and
Florida. He moved to Clewiston
in 1976 and opened the Bargain-
Fixit Shop at 110 Central Ave. He
then transformed that business
into the Video Game Center,
later becoming the Video Tape
Center. John was an astute busi-
nessman with not only those
businesses but several real
estate properties as well. He was
also a journeyman electrician
for more than 40 years. He is sur-
vived by his son, Stephen and
granddaughter Kylie of Jupiter,
FL, his sister, "Betty" and his
niece Tracy of Hallandale, FL,
and his nephew Kenneth of
Loveland, CO, and several dear
friends and family all of whom
will miss him immensely. There
will be a small memorial service
held Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at
'John Stretch Park. In lieu of
flowers, we ask that a donation
be made to the American Can-
cer Society in John's name.
Carmen Silva
Carmen Silva, 70, of Port
Charlotte died, Wednesday, Jan.
26, 2005 at Don Secours-St.
Joseph Hospital. Carmen was
born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba and
has lived here for four years. She
is survived by her sons, Roberto
Silva, of Clewiston, and Rolando
Silva of West Palm Beach;
daughter, Carmen Whitehead of
Port Charlotte; seven grandchil-
dren; and one great grandchild.
Services were held Jan. 30 at
Akin-Davis Funeral Chapel, bur-
ial followed at Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating clergy was Pas-
tor Manuel Monzano. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes is in charge of
arrangements.


Disaster aid flows to Florida communities


ORLANDO The U.S. Depart-
ment of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) to date has obli-
gated more than $357 million to
reimburse local governments and
private, non-profit entities for
cleanup and infrastructure repair
and rebuilding following the four
hurricanes that struck Florida in
2004.
Local governments provided
emergency services and immedi-
ately began removing debris and
repairing damaged public facilities
following Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. FEMA's
public assistance (infrastructure)
program provides supplemental
federal disaster grant assistance to
make repairs, restore and rebuild
publicly owned facilities in coun-
ties declared major disasters. For
the hurricanes, the federal govern-
ment is reimbursing 90 percent of
the eligible cost for emergency
measures and permanent restora-
tion. State and local governments
will pay the remaining 10 percent.
A breakdown of the amounts
and types of disaster assistance to
Floridians for the 2004 hurricanes
is as follows:


Total approved assistance for
individuals who suffered damages
has surpassed $3.85 billion.
To date, '1.22-million storm vic-
tims have applied for federal and
state assistance.
A total of $1.106 billion in fed-
eral and state disaster assistance
grants has been approved for
Florida residents in all 67 counties.
Of that amount, $521.7 million
has been approved to pay for
lodging expenses, rental assis-
tance and minimal home repairs.
The balance of $584.4 million cov-
ers other needs, which may
include such items as repair or
replacement of personal property,
funeral expenses, and medical
and dental costs related to the
storm.
Storm victims occupy more
than 14,700 manufactured hous-
ing units mobile homes and trav-
el homes in FEMA created or
leased short-term housing sites.
National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram claims received total 26,956.
The. U.S. Small Business
Administration has approved
nearly $1.23 billion in low-interest
loans to repair storm-damaged
homes and businesses. Business-


es may also be eligible for eco-
nomic injury loans, which are
loans to assist businesses in get-
ting back on their feet following a
storm.
More than $1.16 billion was
paid for emergency response and
protective measures.
More than $9.'2 million has
been disbursed in Disaster Unem-
ployment Assistance benefits.
Some 522,487 applicants have
been to one of the 92 mobile and
fixed site Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters (DRCs). Presently, 37 DRCs
continue to assist applicants
throughout the state.
Officials urge all homeowners,
renters and business owners who
sustained hurricane damage to
apply for federal and state disaster
assistance. Floridians have until
Feb. 28, to apply for assistance.
The number to call to register is
(800) 621-FEMA (3362). The hear-
ing and speech-impaired should
call TTY (800) 462-7585. Both
numbers operate seven days a
week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Applicants also may register for
assistance online at FEMA's Web
site, http://www.fema.gov. Look
for and click on the words "Regis-


ter for Disaster Assistance Online"
located in the right-hand side of
the page.


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blood pressure and help ease
muscle tension.
The January issue of Mayo
Women s Health Sources offers
tips on how to relax.
Sit in a comfortable chair
with your feet flat on the floor.
Close your eyes.
Let your lower abdomen
relax and expand as it fills with air.
When your lungs and
abdomen are full, slowly let air
out through your mouth and
allow your diaphragm to collapse.
Repeat. If your mind wan-
ders, return your attention to
breathing.
When you are ready to end
the session, don't jump out of the
chair. Take it slowly.
Another way to use breathing
to relax comes from yoga. It is
called square breathing

Product recalls
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in coopera-
tion with the firm named below,


feel better? Just breathe


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


announced a voluntary recall of
the following consumer products.
Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed. (To
access color photos of the follow-
ing recalled products, see CPSC
s Web site at www.cpsc.gov
< http://www.cpsc.gov ,'>.)
Name of product: Chamois
Blankets
Units: About 92,000
Manufacturer: Pottery Barn
Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The decorative stitch-
ing on the blanket's edge can
come loose, allowing a child to
become entangled in the yarn.
This poses a strangulation hazard
to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery


Barn Kids has received four
reports of incidents involving the
decorative stitching coming
loose. No injuries have been
reported.
Description: This recall
involves children's chamois blan-
kets made of 100 percent poly-
ester. The blankets were sold in
yellow, pink, blue and green, and
the reverse side of all the blankets
are white. Decorative yarn in a
coordinating color is stitched
around the blanket's edge. The
blanket measures 30 inches wide
by 40 inches long and are labeled
for stroller use. A label on the
blanket reads "pottery barn kids"
and "Made in Korea."
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids
stores nationwide, through the
Pottery Barn catalog, and Pottery-
BarnKids.com from December
2002 through December 2004 for
about $30.
Manufactured in: Korea.
Remedy: Consumers can
remove the decorative stitching or
contact Pottery Barn Kids for
information on how to receive a
replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact
Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877)


800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12
a.m. daily or visit the firm's Web
site at wvw.potterybarnkids.com
< http: wv.,vw.potterybarnkids.co
m, >.
Product: Aprilaire Electronic
Air Cleaners
Units: About 67,000
Manufacturer: Research Prod-
ucts Corp., of Madison, Wis.
Hazard: The air cleaner's plas-
tic inner housing and filter are not
flame-resistant. If electrical arcing
occurs in the cleaner, a fire can
develop. This poses a risk of burn
injuries and property damage.
Incidents/Injuries: Research
Products has received six reports
of fires involving these air clean-
ers. No injuries were reported.
Description: The recall
involves all Aprilaire Model 5000
Electronic Air Cleaners. The air
cleaners are almond colored and
located near the heating and cool-
ing equipment. An identification
label on the access door reads
"Aprilaire Model 5000."
Sold by: Independent HVAC
dealers nationwide from June
2000 through December 2004 for
an installed price of about $800.
Manufactured in: United States


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By Tracy Whirls
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
hosted a groundbreaking ceremo-
ny for the first phase of a federal
and state-sponsored project aimed
at widening, upgrading and
improving safety on Snake Road,
the primary access route to the Big
Cypress reservation, linking 1-75 on
the south, to south of Hendry
County Road 835.
In welcoming Tribal members,
Elders, and Tribal Council from
both Seminole and Miccosukee
Tribes, as well as representatives
from the congressional and senato-
rial staffs of Representatives Mark
Foley, Alcee Hastings, and Bill Nel-
son, the Florida Department of
Transportation, the Indian Health
Service, the Bureau of Indian
Affairs, and the Federal Highway
Administration to the groundbreak-
ing Friday, Billy Cypress, Chairman
of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians,
said the 19-mile stretch of roadway
has proved to be hazardous and life
threatening.
"We have lost dear members
from the Seminole and Miccosukee
Tribes, as well as civilians who pass
through our reservations to gain
access to surrounding towns and
cities," Mr. Cypress said. "In one sur-
vey alone, from 1997 to 2000, it was
reported that more than 70 acci-
dents occurred in this period, result-
ing in 46 injuries, six deaths and
more than $400,000 in damage."
The problem is that the road,
shaped like the snake after which it
is named, consists of two narrow,
10-foot travel lanes with soft shoul-
ders, bordered by a canal.
"Once a motorist hits the grass
shoulder, the narrow road with soft
shoulders, combined with the lack
of guard rails, make it very likely
that the vehicle will end up in the
canal," Mr. Cypress said. "In 2000,
we began to hold meetings
between the tribes and various gov-
ernmental agencies to discuss the
options for making Snake Road
safer and to discuss the potential
environmental impact and the
financial support that would be
available to us."
The first phase of the project, to
stabilize the shoulders on the road,
will bring the shoulders level with
the existing roadway.
"We recognize that it is not
enough, but it is a very important
starting point," Mr. Cypress said.
The initial project, contracted by


Courtesy photos
Ground was broken Friday on a shoulder stabilization project
aimed ultimately at widening Snake Road, which links 1-75 to
Hendry County Road 835, through Miccosukee tribal land an
the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.


the Seminole Tribe, with survey
and design by Keith and Schnars
and constructed by Community
Asphalt will build upon the existing
shoulders by adding permeable
materials, such as lime rock and
gravel, to correct the drop off at the
edge of the pavement, to add more
shoulder width and provide a
recovery area for motorists. Work
on phase I is expected to be com-
pleted in six months.
"From the start of this project
we have been generously support-
ed by a $500,000 Federal appropria-
tion championed by Representa-
tive Mark Foley," Mr. Cypress said.


"The Florida Department of Trans-
portation, District One, committed
$350,000 to this investment in our
communities. Additionally, we
have been supported by the Indian
.Health Service with $100,000 con-
tributed to the re-stabilizing of the
roadway shoulders, as well as
$195,000 in funding from the
Bureau of Indian Affairs."
The total price tag for the shoul-
der stabilization project is $1.1 mil-
lion.
The Florida Department of
Transportation is currently con-
ducting preliminary design and
engineering and environmental


Billy Cypress, Chairman of
the Miccosukee Tribe of Indi-
ans, spoke of the lives lost
due to the treacherous
curves, narrow shoulders and
deep canal lining the aptly
name Snake Road, which has
necessitated a $1.1-million
road improvement project.


assessments for a longer-term proj-
ect to widen the road, widen and
pave the shoulders and adjust the
horizontal alignment to provide for
a safe operating speed of 45 mph.
Tribal representatives will con-
tinue to work with the Florida dele-
gation to secure additional funding
for future improvements through
the transportation reauthorization
bill.


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Hendry/Glades Counties top unemployment rates


By Mark Young

r ) '--. -'s unprecedented
season has been both
Ig a curse to Florida':

the recovery efforts
.r devastating hurricanes
-> ..- rked a statewide eo-
o.,. i terms of increa.. -
:- day's s v.orkforce in cer
:. iistry sectors, it has
.. ill hurt economic
m ./-y in the agricultural
lil.' !:try.
)ritla's farmers have done a
i nairkalle job in overcoming
hiei onslaught, which beset the
ii instry over the summer's hur-
nr'ane season, but it did slow
overall production, consequent-
ly vaulting unemployment num-
IMrs r m iagriciltural areas.


Hendry County is showing
small signs of recovery based on
a report from the Florida Agency
for Workforce Innovation.
According to the report, Hendry
County has the highest unem-
ployment rate in the state at 8.7
percent.
The December numbers con-
clude a one-percent increase
from a year ago, but the num-
bers show a significant drop
from the November preliminary
report, which recorded an 11.1
percent unemployment rate.
The percentage rates impact a
reported workforce in Hendry
County of 15,393, of which
14,058 people are reported to
have employment. Currently, the
report indicates, as of Decem-
ber, that 1,335 people are out of
work.


The situation is much dire in
other counties. such as Broward
County where more than 41,000
people have filed for unemploy-
ment benefits, but in terms of
percentage rates to population,
Hendry County had the highest
reported unemployment rating.
Glades County was reported
as the second highest county
with an 8.6 percent unemploy-
ment rate. It is up 1.2 percent
from last year's report and has
continued to climb from
November's preliminary report
by two tenths of a point.
Glades County has a work-
force population of 3,929, with
3,591 people holding employ-
ment. The report indicates that
there are currently 338 people
who are out of work.
Agricultural employment is


up by 2.3 percent from last year,
indicating the industry's
attempts at full recovery.
Statewide, the construction
industry was shown to have a
3.2-percent increase in employ-
ment the second largest and
the jump is attributed to the
ongoing hurricane recovery
efforts.
"Construction remains one of
Florida's solid growth industries,
as low mortgage rates and storm
rebuilding activities continued to
contribute to the growth in this
sector," writes Warren May, who
prepared the report.
Overall, the state of Florida
remains below the average
national unemployment rate -
5.4 percent with the state hold-
ing at 4.5 percent. Florida's
nonagricultural growth has the


state leading tp : : increase in job gains
all job gto'' n 1 ,t! government employment
Leading 'i, i.. i ','- i i arge'? irn ease in growth
da s protes.ioi c i'9? vitli a 2.7-percent
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FWC cites best bets to bag pan fish


Panfish/sunfish: Here in the
deep south, we call them bream.
They are those deep-bodied fish
that occupy pretty much every
body of water in Florida, accord-
ing to the Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC).
Breani can be scrappy enough
to put up a decent fight for
anglers who use light tackle, or a
small child can land them with a
cane pole.
Bluegill, redear sunfish (shell-
crackers), redbreast sunfish,
spotted sunfish (stumpknock-
ers) and warniouth, deep-fried
with hush puppies and cheese
grits on the side make up a tradi-
tional southern feast that's hard
to match anywhere else in the
world.
The most popular bream in
these parts is the bluegill, basi-
cally because it is the most
abundant; 1 one of the tastiest.
People (itch them on earth-
worms, :ckts and grass
shrimp. ''; 'll also hit little
spinner aits, popping bugs and
sinking flies. The state record for
bluegill i.- 2.95 pounds.
Shellcrackt.rs taste just as
good as their bluegill cousins,
but they're bigger. In fact, the
state record shellcracker is a
I Sl 6 p,.,, ,. 1 i1'i uiste,.. Shi llcrac.k-
, r L'' tor wnrms., grass shrimp,
Lic'i is, nir.ls and clams. FI) -.
fishermen bag a few here and
there, but shellcrackers don't
seem to care much for artificial
baits.
For other types of bream,
earthworms are the bait to use.
Fish around woody structures or
vegetation.
FWC fisheries biologists, who
spend their time sizing up fish-
ing opportunities here in the
fishing capital of the world, have
announced their picks for Flori-
da's best bream-fishing holes for
2005. They are (in no particular
order):
Lake Monroe, near Sanford.
This lake is a good one for
h!uegill anglers, particularly if
water levels remain high. Also,
anglers who work bulrush areas
might bag some nice shellcrack-
ers.
Lake Kissimmee, in Osceola
County. For -bluegill and shell-
cracker anglers, this lake is a
baby doll for boaters and
waders. Use weighted crickets
to lure bluegill off their beds,
and get ready for a big fish fry.
June through August is prime
time.
West Lake Tohopekaliga
(Lake Toho, for short), near
Kissimmee. Besides being a leg-
end among bass anglers all over
the world, Lake Toho's bluegill


Black Crappie


Courtesy art/FWC


Redear sunfish
and shellcrackers this year are
big and hungry and looking for a
fight. Anglers who want to
accommodate them should ren-
dezvous along the grass-line or
open-water areas at Brown
s Point, the mouth of Goblit
s Cove and South Steer Beach.
Fish with earthworms, crickets,
beetle spins, minnows or dough
balls.
Lake Okeechobee. The Big 0
is always on list of best fishing
holes for just about any kind of
anglers. The bluegill are in the
rim canal. They are also hanging
oui iviih the shellcrackers at
Indian Prairie. Fisheainnq Bay,
West.Wall, Bay Bdlom and Peli-
can'Bay. Bream here like sandy-
bottom areas two-five feet deep.
The best bait for them is grass
shrimp, but shellcrackers will
also take earthworms, and
bluegill will go for-crickets. Fly-
fishers can do well with popping
bugs and sinking flies. Jigs and
spinners on ultra-light tackle can
make fishing in Lake Okee-
chobee a memorable experi-
ence.
Lake Panasoffkee, in Sumter
County. FWC biologists have
been nurturing this lake with
tender loving care in recent
years, and they've got it to
where shellcrackers, bluegill
and warmouth are practically
jumping into boats. Bream fish-
ing is best during full-moon peri-
ods at Shell Point, Grassy Point
and Tracy s Point. Bream
also await anglers at the shell
beds at the mouth of the Outlet
River and in the middle of the
lake. Little Jones Creek is the
place for warmouth action if the
water stays high.
Lake Talquin, near Tallahas-
see. Starting in May and lasting
throughout the summer, shell-
crackers and bluegill will lurk
around the upper end of the
reservoir and in the backs of var-
ious creeks. They'll be waiting in
three-seven feet of water to


Spotted bream


Bluegill
pounce on artificial flies, earth-
worms, crickets or whatever
else anglers offer them on fly
rods, bream busters or light
spinning tackle. When you fish
for bream in this lake, it's a good
idea to invite some neighbors
over for supper beforehand,
because you'll probably need
some help eating all the fish
you'll catch.
Tenoroc, on the outskirts of
Lakeland. This 13-lake complex
is paradise for bream. anglers,
not to mention bass fishermen.
,Tenoroct consistently .has the'
highest catch ratio ofall the
water bodies in Florida, FWC
fisheries, biologists get to try
pretty much anything they want
to do on Tenoroc, and the result
is a fishing opportunity
unmatched anywhere. Call the
Tenoroc office at (863) 499-2421
to make reservations. Tenoroc is
open four days a week.
.Lake Harris Chain, near Lees-
burg. This is where bream
anglers get to square off with the
real shellcracker and bluegill
heavyweights. Bream grow big
in these waters and demonstrate
some real fighting spirit on their
end of a fishing line. Anglers find
them in four-six feet of water
near Astatula and the Howey
Bridge spanning Little Lake Har-
ris, plus the lily pads and spatter-
dock patches near the Ninth
Street Canal out from Leesburg.
Bluegill also take to the shal-
lows, tight to the saw grass
shorelines. Just downstream
from Lake Harris, Lake Eustis
offers its own opportunities,
complete with gravel fish attrac-
tors along the Eustis Lake Walk
pier and shell beds near the sail-
boat marina and along the east
shore. The lily pads in Dead
River offer good fishing. Lake
Griffin offers good shellcracker
fishing in the mouth of Haines
Creek, Yale Canal and along the
wooded banks of the northern
end of Pine Island. Live worms


and grass shrimp are the baits to
use throughout the whole chain.
Lake Marian, in Osceola
County. This little sweetheart is a
well-kept secret among bream
anglers. Shellcracker fishing
heats up in March or April,
bluegill fishing kicks in a little
later, and bream fishermen wear
themselves out all the way
through the summer months.
Fish in this lake bite best during
full moon and new moon peri-
ods. Use worms, crickets or
grass shrimp for bait or try cast-
ing tiny spinner baits on ultra-
light tackle.
Lake Istokpoga, near Sebring.
This large, but relatively shallow,
lake is a bluegill honey-hole, and
it's a fun lake to fish because of
the way anglers do best when
they study and follow fish's
movements and habits. From
April through June, panfish hang
around cattails and bulrush.
Other times of year, the best
spots are around Big Island,
Grassy Island, Bumble Bee
Island, around sand sandbars
and along the edges of eelgrass.
Use crickets for bluegill and live
worms for shellcrackers. Pop-
ping bugs work well for fly-fish-
ermen.
Choctawhatchee River, in the
Panhandle. This is the place to
go for shellcrackers. They like to
bed in its quiet waters during
April, and they stay hungry until
early fall. Also, in late spring and
early summer, redbreast sunfish,
stumpknockers and warmouth
wait for worms, crickets and
grass shrimp in the smaller
creeks off the main channel.
Panfish from the river are at their
best swimming in a deep fryer
amid some hush puppies.
Suwannee River, from the
gulf to the Georgia line. If you
think all the world is sad and
dreary everywhere you roam,
maybe a mess of stumpknock-
ers and redbreast sunfish from
the Suwannee River is your tick-
et to bliss. Anglers find plenty of
action in the middle stretch of
the river, but as they move closer
to the mouth, fishing goes from
good to magnificent. This river
has plenty of bluegill and shell-
crackers too. Try near tree banks
on deep shores, the creek
mouths and along water lilies.
Use crickets, mealworms, beetle
spins or fly-fishing tackle with
small popping bugs. If you can
find some catalpa worms, get
some of them for bait too, and
tell the old folks at home you'll
be bringing back enough bream
to feed everybody.


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Clewiston, The proposed project consists of improvraents to the City's
water utility system in Clewiston, Harlem, and the South Shore Water
Association service areas.
As required by the rational Environmental Policy Act, the RUS has
asssessd the potentai mi onrmental efltcts of the proposed project and
has detcra-nined that the proposal, will not have a significant effect on the
human environment and for which an environmental Impact Statement
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affirmative action practices.

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employment practices. The Cooperative invites and erccuirages all minority
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Crime Stoppers


Wanted Fugitives
Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Nigel Archer, alias
Shaun Smith,
wanted for
felony violation
of probation
possession of
marijuana in "
excess of 20
grams/posses-
sion of mari-
juana with '
intent to sell, Nigel Archer
violation of
probation possession of marijua-
na with intent to sell; sale of mari-
juana and first degree murder


with a firearm. His date of birth is
11-30-77. He is a black male 6'0"
tall and weighs 200 lbs. with black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address was N. State Road
715, Belle Glade. His occupation
is unknown.
If you know the whereabouts
of Nigel Archer 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.
Archer was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


Bronson announces

increased wildfire threat


TALLAHASSEE-Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son today announced an elevated
wildfire threat in Florida forests
damaged by the 2004 hurricanes.
"From Naples to Pensacola,
many once-scenic stands of trees
are now tangled masses of trunks
and limbs," Bronson said. "This
additional debris will make wild-
fires more difficult to control and
more dangerous for our firefight-
ers."
Many trees damaged by high
winds or inundated by heavy
rains are expected to die from
insect and disease infestations
over the next two years. This sce-
nario, combined with tinder-dry
grasses and frost-damaged brush,
means conditions in Florida are
conducive to an active wildfire
season. Bronson is urging people
who visit parks or forests to be
especially careful with lighted
materials, such as cigarettes. In
addition; smoke from wildfires
can contribute to reduced visibili-
ty on the highways.
"The best decision is to not
drive in poor visibility," Bronson
said. "But, if smoke or fog is
encountered on the highway,
motorists should slow down, turn
on the low-beam headlights and
remain alert."


When visibility deteriorates to
the point that continued travel is
unsafe, motorists are advised to
pull all the way off of the roadway
and turn on their emergency
flashers until the smoke subsides.
Bronson is also reminding
people to be very careful when
burning yard trash outdoors. Out
door burning to reduce yard trash
and household paper products is
allowed in most Florida counties
(daylight hours only) provided the
fire is enclosed in a noncom-
bustible container or excavated
pit and covered by a metal mesh
or grill. The fire must be located
away from any occupied build-
ings and any nearby woodlands
and must be attended at all times.
Residents are urged to contact
their local Division of Forestry
office to fihd out if weather condi-
tions make outdoor burning
unsafe.
Wildfires can occur through-
out the year in Florida, but the
most active part of the wildfire
season is usually from January
through May. Florida averages
about 5,000'wildfires each year.
Since Jan. 1, Florida has experi-
enced 191 wildfires that burned
1,547 acres. Many of those fires
,were the result of escaped out-
door yard trash burning.


Road improvement
David Cypress, Big Cypress Reservation Tribal Council
Representative of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, speaks
at the Snake Road project groundbreaking ceremony.
Economic development at the Big Cypress Reservation,
which hosts concerts, historic re-enactments, heritage
festivals and boasts a Motocross Park and other facilities
hinge on making improvements to Snake Road.,


Oliver North to speak at


fund-raising breakfast


FORT MYERS-Oliver L.
North, retired Army colonel and
combat-decorated Marine, will be
speaking at a fund-raising break-
fast sponsored by the Boy Scouts
of America Southwest Florida
Council Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.
The event, which will benefit
the Southwest Florida Council's
Friends of Scouting Campaign,
will begin with registration open-
ing at 7:30 a.m. and the program
will begin at 8 a.m.
Colonel North was with the
National Security Council staff
during the Reagan administration
and served as the United States
Counter-Terrorism Coordinator in
the mid-1980s. He is the recipient
of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star
for Valor, two Purple Hearts and
much international acclaim for
his work in Grenada, Libya and
Iraq. He is the author of three
New York Times best sellers and
the founder of Freedom Alliance,
a foundation that awards scholar-


ships to the children of service
members killed in action. Born in
Texas, but currently residing in
Washington, D.C., North is also an
inventor holding three U.S.
patents -,a syndicated columnist
and television talk host
Donations for general seating
at the event are at our Pacesetter
level per person. Table sponsor-
ships are available for 10 atten-
dees and up-front seating.
The Boy Scouts of America
Southwest Florida Council serves
over 25,000 youth throughout
seven counties in Southwest Flori-
da. The Friends of Scouting Cam-
paign funds the council in provid-
ing the scouting program to boys
and girls ages seven to 21. For
more information on our break-
fast with Oliver North or the
scouting program, please contact
Maryann Edgington at the South-
west Florida Council Boy Scout
Office in Fort Myers at (239) 936-
8072 or (800) 269-8072. Informa-
tion is available online at
www.swflcouncilbsa.org.


-Nelson makes request


Sfor more Navy strength
WASHINGTON Seeking to and issue the appropriate orders
avoid another possible Pearl Har- and budgetary guidance, required
I bor-like disaster, U.S. Sen. Bill Nel- to implement such a decision."
son launched an effort to move Presently, Mayport only lacks
one of the Navy's four nuclear air- the maintenance facilities neces-
craft carriers, based in Norfolk, Vir- sary to house a nuclear carrier. The
ginia, to Jacksonville's Mayport Navy has recently indicated to Nel-
Naval Station. Nelson urged the son that it is actively studying the
head of Navy operations, Admiral requirements and costs of com-
Vernon Clark, to make the move pleting these improvements a
quickly due to the security threat move that increases the likelihood
posed by having nearly half the that Jacksonville could eventually
country's nuclear carrier fleet become the home of a nuclear-
based in one location. powered carrier.
"I am convinced that the nation The push to relocate a carrier
requires more than one Atlantic from Norfolk to Jacksonville fol-
coast naval station capable of lows recent efforts led by Nelson in
home-porting nuclear aircraft car- the Senate and U.S. Rep. Ander
riers as a matter of strategic Crenshaw in the House to fight a
urgency and risk mitigation," Nel. defense department plan to
son, a member of the Senate' reduce the nation's carrier fleets by-
Armed Services panel, wrote in his one, from 12 to 11. That-decision
letter to Clark. "I urge you to rapid- w6uld lead to getting rid of the
ly establish a second nuclear carri- non-nuclear, Mayport-based carri-
er base at Naval Station Mayport er USS John F. Kennedy.

AG Crist helps to launch

Folic Acid Awarness Week


MIAMI BEACH-Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist joined with the
March of Dimfies to kick off Folic
Acid Awareness Week by distrib-
uting vitamins to underserved
women of childbearing age in
Miami Beach. The distribution of
these vitamins through the Vita-
Grant Project, funded through a
$2 million grant from. the Attorney
General's Office,, took place at the
Miami Beach Community Health.
Center and is part of a statewide
effort.
"It is gratifying to see tangible
benefits coming from programs
we have assisted," said Crist. "Any
program designed to prevent
birth defects and enhance the
health of mother and child is wor-
thy of both public and private sup-
port. It is an honor to be part of
this important program."
Folic acid is a B-vitamin that
can be found in multivitamin pills
as well as naturally in foods such
as orange juice, dark green leafy
vegetables, or in enriched grains.
The United States Public Health
Service recommends that all
women who could become preg-
nant take 400 micrograms of folic


acid each day. It is estimated that
70 percent of neural tube defects
cold be prevented by taking in
the recommended amounts of
folic acid each day.
According to the March of
Dimes, medical studies have
' found that 400 micrograms taken
daily at least one month before
conception and during the first
few months of pregnancy can
reduce the risk of having an infant
born with spina bifida or anen-
cephaly, the two most common
neural tube defects.
The Florida VitaGrant is a part-
nership between the March of
Dimes, the Florida Birth Defects
Registry and the Florida Depart-
ment of Health.


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6 OPINION Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Speak Out

Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 983-9140
to express your opinion or ask a question about public
issues. You are not required to give your name. While we
want you to speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.

Keep them home
I'd like to respond to "keep the prom at home" I would like to
agree with this person, because I really don't feel safe for my 10th
grader over at West Palm by herself with all the killings that's going
on there, and they never really found out who was doing it, and I
think that prom night should be here where the kids go to school
at, where parents can be a short drive away if something were to
happen, and whoever made plans for it to be in Palm Beach I wish
they would consider the feelings of the parents of having there kids
out so far away.

Help save the hospital
I would like to comment on the Jan. 20 issue, I would like to
thank the person who wrote to the speak out about our hospital,
you are correct, the people who live outside of this town have no
feelings about the people who livein it. U.S. sugar only cares about
one thing, making money for the so called head honchos who live
outside our community. The hospital does save lives, they saved
my cousin's if it wasn't for HRMC she would have died. They
also prolonged the life of my father-in-law. Help save Hendry
regional medical center.

No to West Palm prom
I'm calling in reference to the prom being sent to West Palm for
the kids, I think it should stay here in Clewiston. Because it's rather
dangerous over there in West Palm and I don't think our children
should be over there. Why move it to somewhere where our chil-
dren will be in danger? We need to keep it here. Thank you.

Pedestrian danger
I'd like to know why the crossing lights in front of the Clewiston
Inn never work. The green light takes 10 minute before it finally
changes and then you can't get across the street because the cross
light never works. I was just wondering when the city plans on
repairing these lights not everybody drives a car.


Courtesy photo
Logan Mungillo volunteers for a lot of causes for a 12-year-
old. This includes his recent efforts to make and donate a
quilt to St. Mary's Hospital's (West Palm Beach) oncology
ward. Mungillo is a home-schooled Clewiston student.


Local boy makes quilt


for oncology ward


Logan Mungillo is a 12-year-old
home-schooled seventh grader
who has completed a quilt he
made especially for the Oncology
Ward at St. Mary's Hospital in West
Palm Beach. Logan has a brother
who is a cancer patient there and
he wanted to do something for the
kids and the caretakers who are
there everyday trying to survive
and helping others to survive.
His grandmother helped him
design the quilt, which is made
from scraps of fabrics that have
been used in various projects in
their family. His mom gave him the
assignment as part of a school proj-
ect that dealt with being a good citi-
zen. Logan is active in the Clewis-
ton Middle School band, is on the
wrestling team and plays citywide
soccer and baseball. Logan also
volunteers his time to the city of -
Clewiston as an AYSO Soccer refer-
ee for the U-6 league.
Logan enjoys water-skiing and
wakeboarding and began compet-


ing when he was just five years old.
He has even skied, at the world-
renowned "Waterski Capital of the
World", in Cypress Gardens. He is
active in his church and the various
activities of the church youth
group. He loves collecting insects,
and hopes to someday become an
entomologist (a person who stud-
ies bugs).
Logan has two brothers who
are also home-schooled Zane, a
senior this year, and Micah, a soph-
omore. He says he loves being
home-schooled and his favorite
subjects are sciences and social
studies. He also enjoys learning
sign language. He is the son of
Nancy Rector and the grandson of
Bob and Dot Stacy. Logan said that
he enjoyed making the quilt and
hopes to continue making quilts to
give to the oncology patients while
they are undergoing treatment. His
grandmother and brother, Zane
have also made and donated quilts
to the, "Cancer kids" as well.


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Employees

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migrant families in enrolling their
children in school, directs parents
to various community agencies for
assistance and assists them with
school issues.
"Families trust Adela to assist
them with love and kindness," Ms.
Gann said in making the nomina-
tion.
In accepting the award, Ms.
Gomez said she loves her job, and
hopes to keep working.
"You need Ito love your job to be
here," Ms. Gomez said, adding that
while she should retire, she can't.
"Every time I come to the "office,
something is there that needs to be
done. I know I'm going to put those
kids in school and I hope I'll be
remembered for that."
Superintendent Tom Connor
said the district is blessed to have so
many wonderful employees, but
said Ms. Gomez deserves to be sin-
gled out for "dedicating her life to
our children for over 30 years."
Mr. Connor said the Hendry
County School District now has 400
employees in the non-instructional
classification and is still growing.
"Hendry County grew at a faster
rate than the state of Florida last
year, and at the same rate as Collier,
Lee and Charlotte Counties," Mr.
Connor said, adding that he had
just returned from a meeting dur-
ing which Edison Community Col-
lege discussed their plans to build a
satellite branch in the Glades area.
"We're on the verge to grow
more," Mr. Connor said, noting that
to be one of 13 employees honored
out of 400 is an honor. "The jobs
you do when you support that
teacher and that student is critically
important," the superintendent
said.
Among the individual school
employees of the year recognized,
from Clewiston were:
Clewiston High School secre-
tary/bookkeeper, Marie Sprouse.
Nominated by CHS principal Lucin-
da Kelley, Ms. Sprouse, who attend-
ed CHS and now lives in LaBelle,
has worked at the high school for
four years and is primarily responsi-
ble for all internal accounts, includ-
ing collecting students' textbook
obligations and other secretarial
duties as assigned by the principal.
She also runs the high school's Stu-
dent/Athlete of the month program
and assists parents of CHS athletes
with insurance claims associated
with school-related athletic injuries.
Ms. Sprouse recently completed
her associate's degree and plans to
continue her education.
Clewiston Middle School in-
school-suspension paraprofession-
al/monitor Linda Haney of Clewis-
ton was nominated by Principal
Garry Ensor. Ms. Haney supervises
children in grades 6-8 with disci-
pline problems, gathering all their
work assignments from teachers
and contacting parents as neces-
sary. A mentor for the district's
"Take Stock in Children" scholar-
ship program, a former school
board member from 1982-1990,
Ms. Haney has been employed at
CMS for four years. Acting as a liai-
son between parents, teachers, stu-
dents and administrators, Ms.
Haney is recognized for putting her
heart into her job, particularly for
troubled children.
Central Elementary School
custodian Roderick Benson of
Clewiston was nominated by prin-
cipal Anna Jo Springfield.
Employed by the district for four
years, assigned to Central for the
last two, Mr. Benson is a certified
custodian, responsible for mainte-
nance of the school's floors, bath-
rooms and general cleanliness and
safety of the school. He was also
the recipient of the district's Male
Awareness Retreat and Head Start
Service awards. Ms. Springfield
credited Mr. Benson with holding
down two jobs, raising four boys
by himself and still finding time to
participate in school activities.
Eastside Elementary School
Exceptional Student Education
paraprofessional Marjorie Carter of
Clewiston was nominated by Prin-
cipal Mara Duke. Employed at East-
side for more 'than 20 years, Ms.
Carter is responsible for ensuring
student safety at the drop off point,
teaching and grading student
assignments, assisting students
with meeting their reading goals,
implementing behavior modifica-
tion strategies and preparing copies
for lessons and homework assign-
ments.
Westside Elementary com-
puter lab paraprofessional Tamara
Lynn Hansen of Clewiston was
nominated by Principal Rick Shear-
er. As the computer lab coordina-
tor, Ms. Hansen, who's been


employed at the school for four
years monitors the instructional
computer lessons for students in
grades K-5, including the STAR,
reading, math and diagnostic test-
ing program for all students, over-
sees the Success Maker program
and assists Media Center teacher
Diane Fletcher in keeping the com-
puters at Westside up and running.
Ms. Hansen is currently attending
Edison Community College to
complete her Associate's degree.
Staff Development Depart-
ment secretary Patricia Doub of
Lehigh Acres was nominated by
Assistant Superintendent Scott
Cooper. Employed for 23 years
with the district, previously under
former Directory for Elementary


Education, and Staff Development
Peggy Barton, Ms. Doub was recog-
nized for her achievements in staff
development and its role in creat-
ing a healthy, productive learning
environment. As secretary in the
staff development office, over the
past two years, Ms. Doub has
helped organize English as a sec-
ond Language endorsement com-
ponent program at least once a
year, bringing a trainer to Hendry
County and thereby increasing par-
ticipation and compliance signifi-
cantly. She has continued to work
to improve the new teacher induc-
tion program, providing new teach-
ers with the opportunity to learn
their craft and receive the mentor-
ing, feedback and support neces-
sary for teacher retention. She
assisted in completing the district's
first "home grown" version of the
Master In-service Plan this year, for-
merly modeled on the Lee County
plan, tailoring the program to fit the
needs of the district, schools and
individual teachers in Hendry
County, and assisted with the con-
version of in-service funding to a
more school-based model, in
cooperation with the school in-
service representative to establish
relevant learning goals in the com-
munity. She is also responsible for
recording in-service points and
tracking staff records, improving
the communication between staff
development, schools and individ-
ual teachers to create a positive
learning environment for teachers.
Transportation Secretary Sherry
Parantha of Clewiston was nomi-
nated by Transportation Director
Howard Berryman for her smooth
and productive operation of the
transportation department.
Responsible for maintaining
records of all transportation depart-
ment employees, as well as review-
ing drivers license information for
all district employees who drive
county vehicles, Ms. Parantha,
who's held the position for nearly
10 years, maintains employee
records, including insurance and
worker's comp, processes pur-
chase orders and financial reports
for the department, maintains the
inventory of the department's fleet,
handles all bus requests by the
county and outside agencies, main-
tains registration and work orders
for all county vehicles, monitors
and responds to radio calls, com-
pletes transportation reports
required by the state Department of
Education, maintains mileage logs
for all county vehicles, fuel tax
reports, CDL files and oversees and
assists with Full Time Equivalency
reports.
Those recognized from LaBelle
were:
Upthegrove Elementary sec-
retary/bookkeeper Esperanza Gar-
cia of Clewiston, was nominated
by Principal Mike Gann for her will-
ingness to help anywhere in the
school as needed. A veteran of 24
years with the district, three at
Upthegrove Elementary, Ms. Garcia
maintains the schools internal and
discretionary budget accounts,
orders materials and supplies, does
payroll, makes travel arrangements
for all workshops, translates corre-
spondence sent home and serves
as translator during meetings with
Hispanic parents, and covers for
Mrs. McGill or the school nurse
when they are out. Ms. Garcia will
receive her AS degree in business
management and administration
in May. She is also secretary/treas-
urer of the Hendry County Rodeo
Club.
LaBelle Elementary School
data entry/clerk typist Ada Ash of
LaBelle was nominated by Princi-
pal Sue Schaeffer for her willing-
ness to participate in school-related
and community events. Employed
at LES for 15'years, Ms. Ash enrolls
and withdraws students, enters
their data into the computer, main-
tains daily attendance, schedules
and checks FTE reports and stu-
dent counts, runs an alphabetical
list of students as needed, main-
tains the truancy log for the Truan-
cy Intervention Program and prints
report cards. She is a member of
the LES School Advisory Council,
has received SDAC Time Student
Training, Truancy Intervention Pro-
gram training, Project Achieve
training, through Florida Gulf Coast
University's classroom manage-
ment program, The Right to Know
Training, school safety/crisis train-
ing and teacher portal attendance
training, and serves as a translator
as needed. An active volunteer in
the community, Ms. Ash has served
as Relay for Life team captain, vol-
unteers for LES activities and Cub
School fundraising events as well
as church activities and has
designed and created flags for the
LaBelle High School band color


guard.
Country Oaks Elementary
School library paraprofessional
Nicolet Skeets of LaBelle was nom-
inated by principal Vicki Stem for
her work assisting teachers and stu-
dents with their library needs.
Employed by the district for eight
years, assigned to Country Oaks for
two and a half, Ms. Skeets runs the
circulation desk, repairs books,
processes and shelves new books
and keeps the library neat. She has
received training in enhancing aca-
demic and social skills in the class-
room, the Visual Supports and
Board Makers training program for
Exceptional Student Education and
attended the FAME conference for
media centers in 2003 and 2004.
LaBelle Middle School para-
professional Karen Prince of


Staff photos/Tracy Whirls
Former school board member herself, Linda Haney, now in
charge of In School Suspension at Clewiston Middle School
was named CMS Employee of the Year. Pictured with her is
current School Board Chairman Rick Murphy.


Central Elementary School custodian Roderick Benson of
Clewiston was nominated by principal Anna Jo Springfield
for that school's Employee of the Year award, presented by
School Board Chairman Rick Murphy.


Esperanza Garcia of Clewiston, was nominated by Upthe-
grove Elementary Principal Mike Gann as her school's
Employee of the Year. A veteran of.24 years with the district,
three at Upthegrove Elementary, Ms. Garcia is pictured with
School Board Chairman Rick Murphy.


LaBelle was nominated by Princi-
pal Debra Davis for her contribu-
tions to the school's environment
and her willingness to treat each
student as a unique individual.
Employed at LMS for three years as
a paraprofessional working with
sixth grade students in the English
as a Second Language program
and as a substitute teacher as need-
ed; Ms. Prince tutors ESOL students.
in English using flash cards, site
words, Lips program and the NCS
computer lab Discover English and
Reading Readiness programs. Not
being fluentin Spanish, she teaches
them English by speaking English
while reinforcing her respect for
their diversity and culture by incor-
porating their heritage in the pro-


gram's lesson plans. She also
serves bus duty in the mornings
and is recognized by her ready
smile.
LaBelle High School parapro-
fessional Crystal Kirtley was nomi-
nated by Principal Paul Puletti for
her five years as supervisor of stu-
dent's in the high school's alterna-
tive classroom environment,
where students are assigned when
they can no longer function in a
regular classroom. She maintains
all discipline records and supervis-
es after school detention. Ms. Kirt-
ley is also the LHS blood drives,
held four times a year, which have
earned the school a first place tro-
phy from the American Red Cross
each year.


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By constructing test cells, engineers expect to draw from the
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EAA Reservoir breaks ground


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) representatives, togeth-
er with state officials "turned dirt"
on the Everglades Agricultural Area
(EAA) Reservoir.
The event marks the beginning
of a test phase that will provide
important information to be used
in the design of the reservoir, an
ambitious project whose environ-
mental aim, experts say, will go far
in maintaining the integrity of the
Everglades.
Standing at one side of pump
station G-370 outside of South Bay
on a windy morning, Jan. 14, the
group of representatives looked
toward the future of the program.
"We are well on our way," to
Everglades restoration, said one
of the three speakers at the
event, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection Secre-
tary Colleen Castille.
"The (SFWMD) boards on
schedule and on budget," added
SFWMD Executive Director Henry
Dean.
Last week, the two joined in the
groundbreaking ceremony for the
reservoir project. Once completed,
that reservoir will hold 190,000
acre-feet of water and will provide
for significant additional water stor-
age within the EAA, an area
approximately 700,000 acres in
size. It will capture storm-water
runoff from agricultural land and
additional water supply to improve
flows into the Everglades, accord-
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Water district officials held the press conference announcing the implementation of the test
cells at the G-370 pump station outside of South Bay.


the reservoir, the test cells, was dis-
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Engineers close to the project
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The cells will serve as an early


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In tax year 2003, a total of 1.5-
million Florida taxpayers filed for
EITC refunds in the total amount of
$2.7 billion. In a recent study of the
economic impacts of the EITC
refund, the Brookings Institute
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EITC. filers in Florida was fairly


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from large cities, 17.4 percent from visit www.irs.gov/eitc or call (800)
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The Southwest Florida Com-
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and Glades. Public and private
high schools have been sent
packets with scholarship infor-
mation regarding eligibility and
the application process. The


foundation administers 39 indi-
vidual scholarships to provide
funding for 137 area students,
including scholarships for
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dation awarded over $220,000
last year to students.
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contact the scholarship presen-
tative at their high school. For this


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mission of applications for these
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amended; and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color,
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Ten ways to make nutrition and health resolutions a reality


By Eric M. Bost
Frequently, our resolutions for
the New Year focus on improving
our health, exercising, and losing
weight. All too often, despite our
good intentions, many of us find
ourselves slipping into our old
habits of unhealthy eating and
inactivity early in the year. Nearly
six in 10 Americans resolve to
lose weight, exercise more, or
make some other health-related
changes in their lives. Yet, only 10
percent of Americans strictly
stick to their resolutions, while
another 24 percent do so occa-
sionally. This means that 66 per-
cent of us don't keep our resolu-
tions at all.
You may already know that
there is an epidemic of obesity in
the United States. Over 60 per-
cent of adults and 16 percent of
our children are either over-
weight or obese. Eating right and
being physically active are vital to
promoting health and reducing


the risk for death or disability due
to chronic diseases such as heart
disease, certain cancers, dia-
betes, stroke, and osteoporosis.
Adopting a healthier lifestyle
involves healthy eating and phys-
ical activity in a series of small
attainable steps. It may not be
the easiest thing to do, but when
it comes to obesity and being
overweight, we all must work
together to improve our lives and
the lives of our children.
The Departments of Agricul-
ture and Health and Human Ser-
vices just released the Dietary
Guidelines for Americans, which
highlights how to:
Make smart choices from
,every food group.
Find your balance between
food and physical activity.
Get the most out of your
calories.
These guidelines can provide
help in keeping your nutrition
and physical activity resolutions.
These 10 simple steps are


designed to help you achieve
your goals. Try them out, and
then pass this information along
to a family member or friend
who may also be in the midst of a
battle with New Year's diet and
exercise resolutions.
Healthier Lifestyle tips:
1. Don t try to do
everything at once. Set one or
two specific, realistic nutrition
and physical activity goals and
you will be more likely to stick to
them.
2. Focus on changing behav-
ior in small steps. Drink water or
low fat milk instead of high calo-
rie beverages with your meals.
Eat a salad as a first course with
your dinner. Start your day with
breakfast. Walk an extra 2,000
steps per day. When dessert is a
must, make it fruit.
3. Write your goals down and
post them in a visible place, like
the refrigerator door.
4. Log your progress. Keep a
journal or chart to track your


progress toward your goal.
5. Reward yourself with a
favorite activity when you reach
your goals. Watch a ball game or
take a bubble bath when you've
stuck to your exercise goals for a
week.
6. Enlist supporters. Share
your goals with friends and fami-
ly and ask them to check in with
you to see how you're doing.
7. Recruit a friend or family
member to participate in your
physical activity and nutrition
resolutions with you. Commit to
exercising together. Walk or ride
bikes with the whole family.
When eating out, share an entree
or dessert with a friend.
8. Look for opportunities' to
increase activity in your day. Take
the stairs rather than the elevator.
Choose the faraway parking
space rather than the one closest
to the door.
9. Control your environment.
What triggers your behavior?
Don't have high-calorie snack


Crist Joins nationwide SUV safety campaign


foods in the house if you are try- awhile. Forgive yourself and get
ing to lose weight keep fruits back on course by renewing your
and vegetables handy to snack resolutions throughout the year.
on instead. Put your walking For more information and tips
shoes out to remind yourself to on how to make your resolutions
exercise, a reality please visit:
10. Don't give up. Accept that www.healthierus.gov./dietarygui
you will probably slip up once in delines.

ATTENTION


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863-675-4844


NEW YORK-Attorney General
Charlie Crist helped launch a
nationwide SUV safety campaign
resulting from a $51.5-million set-
tlement reached with Ford Motor
Company by Florida and the other
49 states.
Under the nationwide settle-
ment, in which Florida served as
the lead state, Ford agreed to pro-
vide $27 million for a year-long
national education program to
reduce SUV rollovers, particularly
among young male drivers who
have the highest incidence of
such accidents.
The focus of the safety cam-
paign is the largely overlooked
fact that driving a sport utility vehi-
cle as, if it were an ordinary pas-
senger car can be fatal. In 2000,
rollover crashes killed 9,873 occu-
pants of passenger cars and light
trucks, accounting for almost
one-third of the total deaths of
occupants of these types of vehi-
cles. Despite these disturbing fig-
ures, more than four in 10 Ameri-
cans think they are safer in an
SUV than in a regular car, accord-
ing to a new consumer survey.
Crist traveled to New York to
participate in the-launch of the
public safety campaign, which
will utilize a fictional animal mas-
cot, named ESUVEE, to improve
awareness of SUV safety among
younger drivers. In keeping with
the animal theme, the kickoff
event was held at the Central Park
Zoo. ESUVEE will appear in safety
materials displayed through
movie theaters, billboards and
print, online and broadcast adver-
tisements.


"This campaign can save
lives," said Crist. "The purpose is
to alert SUV owners, especially
younger drivers, that these vehi-
cles need to be respected for what
they can and cannot do. They are
susceptible to rollovers when
overloaded, or when a sudden
-maneuver is made at a high rate
of speed. Drivers need to be the
master of these vehicles, not the
other way around."
Crist was joined at the kickoff
event by state Attorneys General
William Sorrell of Vermont,
Richard Blumenthal of Connecti-
cut and Tom Miller of Iowa,. as
well as by David Champion, sen-
ior director of the Auto Test
Department for Consumer
Reports. The campaign highlights
critical tips for driving SUVs that
can mean the difference between
life and death. SUV drivers should
check tire pressure monthly,
avoid overloading the SUV, always
wear a seatbelt, and try to avoid
abrupt maneuvers and speeding,
according to the safety campaign.
The concept of a safety cam-
paign was conceived in Decem-
ber 2002, when the 50 states,
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and the District of Colum-
bia reached a settlement with
Ford. The agreement, crafted by
lawyers within the Florida Attor-
ney General's Office, settled state
lawsuits alleging that Ford's mar-
keting practices misled con-
sumers on how to drive, load and
maintain Ford Explorers. As part
of the settlement, Ford agreed.to
fund the $27-million consumer
education campaign on SUV safe-


First annual Moore Haven

Bridge walk planned
Step Up, Florida 2005 is a participants will receive a Step
statewide event put on by the Up, Florida T-Shirt and water
Florida Department of Health bottle. The walk will follow an
Bureau of Chronic Disease- existing route up and over the
Control and Prevention pro- bridge and return, approxi-
moting physical activity and mately 2.5 miles, which walk-
healthy lifestyles and it's cornm- ers may take advantage of on a
ing to Glades County on Fri- regular basis.
day, Feb. 11, presented locally For additional information,
by the Glades County Health contact Waynette Rives at the
Department. Glades County Health Depart-
The 1st Annual Step Up, ment, (863) 946-0707 or Derek
Florida Moore Haven Bridge Carlton, Glades and Highlands.
Walk is scheduled to begin at 4 County Chronic Disease
pm across the street from the ,Health Promotion & Educa-
high school football field. This tion Coordinator at (863) 382-
event is free and the first 300 7221.


ty. In their lawsuits, the states
alleged that Ford failed to disclose
a known safety risk concerning
failures with certain tires, and that
Ford's advertising misled con-
sumers as to the safe use of Ford
SUVs.
The SUV Safety Campaign will
utilize a Web site, www.ESU-
VEE.com, to provide tips and
information about safe operation
and maintenance of SUVs.
Throughout the year, the site will
also provide information on
upcoming events where the ESU'-
VEE mascot will appear. The
Campaign aims to inform the
public about the following critical
safety elements that can help save
lives:
-Handling: SUVs have a higher
center of gravity than passenger
cars, which contributes to the
higher risk of rollover. The
chances of an SUV rollover are
further increased by speeding,


The Pro Steadman Scholarship
Fund was started as a community
project in honor of Mrs. Pro Stead-
man.
"Pro" was the mother of five 4-
H'ers, a leader for 10 years, and
was very active in all sectors of the
4-H program. She believed in the 4-
H organization and seeing it reach
its full potential for bringing fami-
lies together and keeping mem-
bers interested in worthwhile proj-
ects. She was diagnosed with ALS
(commonly known as Lou
Gehrig's disease) in May of 1988.
Throughout her struggle with the
disease, she maintained her inter-
est and involvement in youth pro-
grams as much as she physically
could. She died in December of
1992, but still lives on in the hearts
of the, many that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, current


abrupt maneuvers, inattentive-
ness, tailgating, recklessness,
aggressiveness or impaired driv-
ing.
-Loading: According to the
new consumer survey, nearly 50
percent of Americans do not
know that overloading an SUV
increases the risk of rollovers. The
number of occupants, as well as
the weight and distribution of
cargo, raises an SUV's center of
gravity, increasing the risk of
rollover.
-Tires: Tire size, pressure and
maintenance are keys to SUV
safety. Drivers should monitor
each of these, and take them into
account when loading an SUV
-Seat belts: Perhaps the most
preventable cause of death in an
SUV rollover is ejection from the
vehicle. Eighty percent of those
killed in SUV rollovers are unbelt-
ed.


president of the Hendry County
Fair Association, came up with the
idea of starting an annual men's
cake auction at the County Fair to
raise money for a 4-H Scholarship
in honor of Pro. The idea involved
many male "celebrities" from our
local communities and required
them to bake a cake to be auc-
,tioned at the Fair. The idea really
took off and with the help of many
generous cake makers and bid-
ders, as well as volunteers and fair
directors, the auction now raises
the money to provide two college
scholarships each year to worthy 4-
H members.
The male celebrity cake auction
will take place on Friday, March 19,
at the Hendry County Fairgrounds
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the enter-
tainment pavilion. Please come out
-and give your support.


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GLENN J. SNEIDER
and


GLENN J, SNEIDER, LLC
Attorneys at Law
Family Criminal Civil Divorces
Criminal Defense Bankruptcies
Probate Civil Litigation Evictions
Forclosures Corporations

is pleased to announce that
Ronald B. Smith
A MEMBER OF THE TENNESSEE & FLORIDA BAR
has joined the firm as an Associate.
Mr.' Smith has over 25 years of state and
federal criminal trial and appellate experience
including, defense of drug trafficking, gam-
bling, prostitution, robbery, sexual battery,
domestic violence, and DUI. Former Assistant
State Attorney & formally board certified in
Criminal Trial Law.

Shelly A. McKay
continues as an Associate in the firm
with her area of practice being civil,
immigration and bankruptcy law.

The firm wishes to thank the residents of
Okeechobee for their patronage and will
continue to strive to provide a full range of
services to the community with the highest
quality of legal representation.


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Okeechobee, FL
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2005 CHS Varsity Baseball
Schedule
Feb. 15-18: At Lake Placid Pre-
season Classic, TBA
Feb. 22: Hosts American Her-
itage, 6 p.m.
Feb. 24: Hosts Lake Placid, 6:30
p.m.
Feb. 25: At Golden Gate, 7 p.m.
March 4: At Dunbar, 7 p.m.
March 7: At Avon Park, 6 p.m.
March 10: Hosts Moore Haven, 6
p.m.
March 12: Hosts Bishop Verot, 7
p.m.
March 15: Hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
March 18: At North Port, 4 p.m.
March 21: At Bishop Verot, 7 p.m..
March 24: At American Heritage,
4p.m.
March 29: Hosts Golden Gate, 7
p.m.
March 31: At Lake Placid, 7 p.m.
April 1: At Moore Haven, 7 p.m.
April 4: Hosts Glades Day, 6:30
p.m.
April 6: Hosts Dunbar, 7 p.m.
April 8: At Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Immokalee, 7
p.m.
April 15: At SW Fla. Christian, 6
p.m.
April 19: Hosts North Port, 6 p.m.
April 21: At Immokalee, 7 p.m.
April 25: Hosts SW Fla. Christian,
4:30 p.m.
April 26: At Glades Day, 4 p.m.
May 3,4,6: At Bishop Verot, Dis-
trict Tournament, TBA.
2005 Clewiston Lady Tigers
Softball Schedule
Pre-Season Classic
Feb. 10: At Kings, 4 p.m.
Feb. 11: At Glades Day, 5:30 p.m.
Season Games
Feb. 14: At Moore Haven, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: Hosts North Port, 7 p.m.
Feb. 18: At Immokalee, 6p.m.
Feb. 22: Hosts Bishop Verot, 7


p.m.
April 4: Hosts SWFC, 5:30 p.m
April 6: Hosts Dunbar, 7 p.m.
April 8: At Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 12: Hosts Immokalee
p.m.
April.14: At Glades Day, 3 p.m.
April 15: At Bishop Verot, TBA.
April 20: At Okeechobee, 7 p.m
April 21: At Lake Placid, 7 p.m.
April 22: Hosts Moore Haven
p.m.
Clewiston High School
2005 Boys and Girls Teni
Schedule
Feb. 15: Hosts Lake Placid
p.m.
Feb. 17: Hosts Labelle (boy
3:30 p.m.
Feb. 17: At Labelle (girls), 3:
'p.m.
Feb. 22: Hosts North Port, 4 p.r
Feb. 24: At riverdale, 4 p.m.
March 1: At Lake Placid (boys)
p.m.
March 3: Hosts Okeechobi
3:30 p.m.
March 8: At Lake Placid (girls)
p.m.
March 10: Hosts Immokale
3:30 p.m.
March 15: At North Port, 4 p.m.
2005 Boys and Girls Tra
Schedule
Feb. 25: Hosts Labelle, 5 p.m.
March 1: At Golden Gate, 4:
p.m.
March 4: Hosts Clewiston Invi
tionall, 3:30 p.m.
March 8: At American Heritac
3:30 p.m.
Martch 10: At Palmetto Ridge
p.m.
March 11: At Edison Relay
TBA.
March 15: At Labelle, 4p.m.
March 18: At Bishop Verot Invi
tional, TBA.


p.m. March 21-28: Spring Break
Feb. 24: Hosts Glades day, 7 April 1: At Labelle Invitational,
p.m. p.m.
Feb. 25: At Golden Gate, 7 p.m. April 5: Hosts Charlotte/Moo
March 4: At Dunbar, 7 p.m. Haven, 5 p.m.
March 15: Hosts Labelle, 7 p.m. April 5: Hosts Glades Day, 5 p.r
March 18: At North Port, 4 p.m., .April 7: At Port Charlotte Invil
March 21: Hosts RIjercale, 7 tional,TBA'.
p.m. April 15: At District of Golds
March 22: At SWFC, 5:30 p.m. Gate, 1 p.m.
March 29: Hosts Golden Gate, 7 April 21: Regional State.

Glades Day spring

sports schedule


Varsity Baseball
Feb. 18-19: Palm Beach Gardens
Preseason classic: TBA
Feb. 24: At American Heritage,
3:45 p.m.
Feb. 26: At Atlantic, TBA.
March 1: At Labelle,.6 p.m.
March 3: At Park Vista, 7 p.m.
March 7: Hosts Jupiter Christian,
3:30 p.m.
March 9: At American Heritage, 6
p.m.
March 11: Hosts St. Edward's
School, 3:30 p.m.
March 14: Hosts John Carroll,
3:30 p.m.
March 16: At Benjamin School, 4
p.m.
March 30: Hosts Pahokee, 4 p.m.
April 1: Hosts Kings Academy, 4
p.m.
April 4: At Clewiston, 6:30 p.m.
April 5: Hosts American Heritage,
3:45 p.m.
April 7: Hosts American Heritage,
4p.m.
April 11: At Kings Academy, 4
p.m.
April'14: At St. Edward's School,
5p.m.
April 19: At John Carroll, 6 p.m.
April 21: Hosts Benjamin School,
4p.m.
April 26: Hosts Clewiston, 4 p.m.
April 28: Hosts Labelle, 4 p.m.
April 29: At Jupiter Christian,


TBA.
School Softball
Feb. 10-11: Moore Haven Pr
season Softball Classic, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15: at Labelle, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17: hosts Benjamin, 4 p.m.
Feb. 23: at Dwyer, 7 p.m.
Feb. 24: at Clewiston, 7 p.m.
March 1: at American Heritage,
p.m.
March 4-5: JIL Lady Lancer So
ball Tournament, TBA.
March 8: hosts John Carroll,
p.m.
March 10: hosts Palm Beac
Central, 4 p.m.
March 15: at Kings Academy,
p.m.
March 18-19: South Florida 20C
Slam-Fest, TBA.
March 21: hosts Bishop Lynch,
p.m.
March 31: at Benjamin, 4 p.m.
April 1: hosts Labelle, 4:30 p.m.
April 5: hosts Kings Academy,
p.m.
April 8: at John Carroll, 4 p.m.
April 12: hosts American He
itage, 4p.m.
April 14: hosts Clewiston, 4:3
p.m.
April 18: at Wellington Commun
ty, 8 p.m.
April 21: at American Heritage,
p.m.


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Moore Haven to host

alumni baseball game


Moore Haven High School will
be hosting an alumni baseball
game Feb. 26 at the Moore Haven
High School baseball field.
According to Terrier head
coach, Jamie Brown, the school
tries play this game every year, but
meeting everyone's schedule has


caused difficulties in the past.
However, schedules have been
cleared and this exciting event is
expected to take place. For more
information, contact Brown at 946-
0811, or 228-2715. Players can also
contact Pedro Navarro for addition-
al information.


Clewiston grapplers


topple Glades Raiders
The Clewiston Tiger mat war- the fires of Clewiston's momen
riors boarded the Glades Central tum train with a dominant first
Raiders' ship Jan. 26 and came round pin.
away with a 42-21 treasure chest. "This was a great match very
The Tigers hosted the Raiders exciting," said Tiger head coach
and the teams traded forfeits to Jess Alford. "This is the best I
kick off the match. Glades Cen- have ever seen Adam wrestle. He
tral's Legget put the Raiders up is improving every day."
early with a victory in the 140- Central was the beneficiary of
pound division and did by com- another Tiger forfeit in the heavy.
ing from behind to send the weight division, but returned the
match into overtime, favor by forfeiting both the 103
Legget scored a takedown to and 112 divisions. Clewiston
take a 17-15 victory away from closed out the victory with 119.
Clewiston's Kristopher Smith in a pound Daniel Rifa' emerging
very competitive match. from a battle to take a 7-5 deci.
Clewiston's Michael Zamora sion for the Tigers, securing the
pulled the Tigers back into a 42-21 victory.
draw after winning a tough 8-3 Coach Alford said it was the
decision over Central's Cross in best match of the night with the
the 145-pound match, but the action featuring two of the best
turning point came in the 152- up and comers in both schools
pound division where Clewis- and recognized the overall per-
ton's Alton Edmond dominated formance of both teams.
the match and closed it out with a "Glades Central has very ath-
second round pin. letic and talented kids," said
Both teams forfeited the next Alford. "Coach Schultz has a
two weight classes and the great nucleus to build champi-
Raiders gained points after the onships in the future. My kids
Tigers were forced to forfeit the really made me proud they
189-pound category. But 215- wrestled hard and gave it their all.
pound Tiger Adam Haire stoked You can't ask for anything more."


Celebrating EPA five-star

restoration program award


,4 BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. The
U.S. Environmental Protection
ee, Agency has chosen a habitat
restoration project being imple-
mented at two of The Bonita Bay
ck Group's master-planned commu-
nities as the recipient of a $10,000
Five-Star Restoration Program
30 grant award. The project is the
result of a partnership among six
ta- public and private organizations:
University of Florida Institute of
ge, Food and Agricultural Sciences;
National Fish & Wildlife Founda-
4 tion; United States Golf Associa-
tion; The Bonita Bay Group; South
ys, Florida Water Management District
and Audubon International.
ta- Members of the partnering
groups joined executives of The
Bonita Bay Group recently for a
4 luncheon celebration at the Bonita
Bay Club in Bonita Springs, hosted
)re by CEO and President Dennis
Gilkey.
n. The award, presented at the
ta- EPA's Region 4 ceremony in
Atlanta, will help fund the experi-
en mental retrofit of six golf course
ponds three at TwinEagles and
three at Bonita Bay Club East as
part of the second phase of an
intensive, two-year water bird
-study conducted by the University
of Florida/IFAS. The first phase was
completed in 2004 and deter-
mined that golf course ponds sig-
nificantly enhance food sources,
shelter and habitat for resident and
I'nigratory water birds. The EPA
e- award project will implement
some of the study's recommenda-
tions about how to make the*
ponds even more productive.
The work will include modify-
ing slopes of the littoral shelves
4 and installing marsh grasses and
plants, according to Dr. Martin
ft- Main, associate professor and
wildlife ecologist at the University
4 of Florida, the principle investiga-
ch tor in the study.
According to Main, water birds
4 travel great distances to find food,
and the surface area of golf course
05 ponds aids the birds in locating
sources. "The information gath-
7 ered during the first phase of the
study demonstrates that golf


courses will be an integral part of
sustaining wildlife in the future,"
he said. "The objective now is to
find ways to create better methods -
for changing the landscape in
ways that can support wildlife."
Kim Fikoski, senior environ-
mental manager with The Bonita
Bay Group, coordinated the proj-
ect with Main. "We will begin the
retrofit work in May at the start of
rainy season, which will give the
plants, time to mature," she said.
The bird populations will be moni-
tored for the 2006 and 2007 migra-
tory bird seasons, which run from
January through April.
The project is one of only 50
projects nationwide chosen in the
EPA's sixth annual Five-Star
Restoration Program. Funding for
the program is provided by EPA's
Office of Wetlands, Oceans and
Watersheds, and by the National
Marine Fisheries Service's Com-
munity-Based Restoration Pro-
gram for selected projects in
coastal areas.
The results of the UF/IFAS study
are being used to draft recommen-
dations about how to develop golf
course ponds that create habitat
and support water birds..
The information will be distrib-
uted in a variety of ways, including
articles in professional publications.
The Bonita Bay Group will also be
adding informational signage on its
golf courses and will help produce
educational brochures.
iThe Bonita Bay Group is very
forward-thinking and repeatedly
raises the bar," Main said. "They
are committed to creating com-
munities that pay attention to
wildlife and habitat. They've vol-
untarily participated in the study
and other environmental pro-
grams, and that shows exceptional
vision. They've also made a finan-
cial commitment to supplement
the EPA award. The company sets
an example for others to follow."
In addition to its $10,000 grant
from the Five-Star Restoration Pro-
gram, The Bonita Bay Group has
committed $15,000 over three
years toward funding the second
phase of the water bird project.


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Teacher of the Year to be named tonight

Clewiston teachers earn Golden Apple Awards
SBy Tracy Whirls -__


The Hendry County School Dis-
trict will name the Golden Apple
Teacher of the Year for the district at
their annual banquet Feb. 3, at the
Clewiston Inn beginning with a
reception at 5:30 p.m.
The district released the names
of each of the district's 10 schools
Golden Apple Teachers of the Year.
Golden Apple teachers for
Clewiston include:
Central Elementary School fifth
grade teacher Danny Backes. A
graduate of the University of South
Florida, who has been employed at
' Central for five years, Mr. Backes
also teaches math and writing in
the school's after school program
four days a week. Mr. Backes' said
his most memorable accomplish-
ment in teaching is helping stu-
dents determine their futures.
"By way of education, all have
the freedom to choose their
future," Mr. Backes said.
Mr. Backes is involved in Cen-
tral's Action Research Project,
chairs the Technology Committee
and is director of the school's Safe-
ty Patrol.
Westside Elementary second
grade teacher Sharon Wethering-
ton. A graduate of the University of
Central Florida, Ms. Wetherington
has been employed at Central for
six and a half years. A member of
the school's Technology Commit-
tee, Writing Committee and End of
A Year Skit Group, Ms. Wetherington
said her most memorable accom-
plishment in teaching was helping
a young girl who was struggling
with reading.
"Every morning I brought her
up to my desk where I would
review the basic words with her.
Later, she began reading the mini
take-home books with me.
Throughout the year she pro-
gressed to being able to read sec-
ond grade AR books on her own. I
was very proud of her and the pro-
gression she had made," Ms.
Wetherington said.
Eastside Elementary kinder-
garten teacher Sherry Irey. A gradu-
ate of Asbury College, Ms. Irey has
been teaching in Clewiston for 16
years, first at the Clewiston Third
and Fourth Grade Center, then at
Eastside Elementary. A member of
the school's Reading Committee,
School Activities Committee, Hos-
pitality Committee, Relay for Life
Co-Captain, lead teacher, mentor
and PTO member, Ms. Irey said'her
most memorable accomplish-
ments are too numerous to choose
just one.
"Every year has brought a
memorable accomplishment," Ms.
Irey said. "I am so blessed to be
considered my best teacher by a
few children. I feel most honored
when I receive graduation invita-
tions, wedding invitations or birth
announcements from former stu-
dents. I am always overwhelmed
that they remember me and it
makes me realize that I affected
their life somehow."
Clewiston Middle School alge-
bra 1, eighth grade math, and gen-


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Central Elementary School
Golden Apple Teacher
Danny Backes' favorite
quote Is from Jean Piaget,
who said, "The principle
goal of education is to cre-
ate men who are capable of
doing new things, not simply
of repeating what other gen-
erations have done."
eral and advanced math teacher
Vicki Parantha. A graduate of Slip-
pery Rock University, Ms. Parantha
has been employed by Hendry
County schools for 23 years, first at
Clewiston Middle School, then at
the Clewiston Fifth and Sixth Grade
Center before returning to CMS.
Ms. Parantha is the middle school's
former Beta Club sponsor, is Math-
ematics Department chair and
Lead Teacher on the Steer Commit-
tee, eighth grade representative
and Science Department Chair.
Ms. Parantha said her most
memorable accomplishment is
when a student finally "gets it."
"My most memorable
moments are when students have
'the light turn on' and I can see the
fruits of my labor. There have been
several of these during my 23 years
of teaching and every one of them
is special."
Clewiston High School Spanish
teacher Louis Lilliard. A graduate of
Purdue University, Mr. Lilliard has
spent 24 years at Clewiston High
School teaching Spanish speakers
1,2 and 3 and Spanish 1. Mr. Lilliard
is the Spanish Club sponsor and
Spanish Honor Society sponsor at
CHS, where he also serves on the
Technology Committee, School
Advisory Committee and Spanish
State Competition Team.
Mr. Lilliard said he is most
proud of the role he has played in
developing the Spanish program at
CHS.
"My most memorable accom-
plishment in teaching has been to
create a dynamically prolific Span-
ish program in a rural setting that
engages Hispanic students to
become proficient in their heritage
language by offering distinctive
challenges to encompass their
goals," Mr. Lilliard said.
Tonight's event is the 12th annu-
al Golden Apple Teacher Recogni-
tion Dinner honoring outstanding
Hendry County public school
teachers.
In addition to the annual dinner,


Eastside Elementary Golden
Apple teacher Sherry Irey's
favorite quote is from Leo
Buscaglia: "Too often, we
underestimate the power of
a touch, a smile, a kind
word, a listening ear, an hon-
est compliment, or the
smallest act of caring, all of
which have the potential to
turn a life around."
an ongoing element of the Golden
Apple Program is the Academy of
Teachers, which gives all Golden
Apple teachers an opportunity for
further professional development.
It is a regular forum for input on
key education issues in the Hendry
County public schools.
The foundation also sponsors
the Collegium for the Advance-
ment of Teaching, a week-long
seminar at South Seas Plantation
resort, also sponsored by Sprint of
Southwest Florida, for teachers rec-
ognized for outstanding classroom
performance, providing them
interaction with business leaders,
training in communication skills,
networking and opportunities for
personal and professional growth.
The Golden Apple Teacher
Recognition Program is sponsored
annually by the Foundation for
Hendry County Public Schools,
founded in 1993, as a direct sup-
port, nonprofit organization with
the mission-of enhancing the quali-
ty of education in Hendry County
by increasing community involve-
ment in and support of Hendry
County public schools.
United States Sugar Corpora-'
tion continues to be a major spon-
sor of the foundation and all its
projects. The 2005 Golden Apple
Dinner is being sponsored by Sun-
coast Schools Federal Credit
Union, Alico, Inc., Bryn-Alan Pho-,
.tography, Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce, Dwight Hatfield, Pear-'
son Digital Learning, Royal Foun-
dation, Saundry Associates Realty,
Siemens Building Technologies,
Inc., Tropicana Products, Inc., Wil-
son Miller, Big Lake National Bank,.
Compass Learning, Dell, Inc., Fam-
ily Eye Care, Hayes Computer Sys-
tems, Langford Ford, Nisbet Enter-
prises, Inc. DBA McDonalds's, Olde
Cypress Community Bank, Pavese
Law Firm, Academic Books, Scott
and Susan Cooper, Country
Homes and Land, Evans Newton
Incorporated, Excelsior, Florida
Power and Light, Gulf citrus Associ-
ation, heartland/ESE Data Systems,


Westside Elementary Golden
Apple teacher Sharon Wether-
ington's favorite quote is
Roman's 8:38-39: "For I am
persuaded that neither death,
nor life, nor angels, nor princi-
palities, nor powers, nor
things present, nor things to
come, nor'height, nor depth,
nor any other creature shall be
able to separate us from the
love of God."


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Mill, who wrote, "The pupil
who is never required to do
what he cannot do, never
does what he can do."


ilewiston nign hcnool uoia-
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is a fan of Bill Cosby, who
said, "I don't know the key to
success, but the key to failure
is trying to please everybody."
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in 90 days of hire and supply documentation
of completion within 6 months of hire. Must
obtain a National CDA, Infant and Toddler
specialization, within 1 yr. of hire. (OPEN un-
til filled.)
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Implements and coordinates Early Head Start
services for pregnant women, infants and
toddlers. Requires a Bachelor's Degree in
Early Childhood Education/Child Develop-
ment, Child and Family Studies, Psychology,
Sociology, Social Work, Human Services/
related AND 1 yr. experience working with the
economically disadvantaged (or an MSW,
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Development; OR an unrelated BS/BA and 2
yrs. related exp.). (Closes 2/11/05)
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descriptions and employment application.
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required certifications. Submit-appl./resume
and any Vet. Pref. doc. for receipt by 5 p.m.
on advertised closing date to Palm Beach
County Human Resources, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, WPB, FL 33415. FAX: (561)616-
6893. EO/AA M/F/DNV (DFWP)


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A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol-
dadores para su taller. Se ofrece un
paquete que include un plan medico,
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v otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
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a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda,
Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim McWav a
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
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*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in
accounting and automotive experience helpful)
Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

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525 N.W Avenue L* Belle Glade, FL 33430

Call 561-992-4000
Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.


AMAZINGLY UNIQUE REGISTERED NURSE
We are looking for compassionate, dedicated & experienced RN to
help provide disease management services to HIV/AIDS patients. In
Western Palm Beach county Belle Glades county area. Duties to in-
clude: developing, coordinating & implementing plan of care w/other
team members, ensuring continuous quality care.
Current FL. RNM licensure required (BSN preferred), 3 years clinical
nursing experience, 1 year HIV/AIDS care or managed care experience
are required. Fluency in Spanish or Creole much desired.


Please forward all resumes to
(561)279-9608 or via mail to:
Positive Healthcare
14000 Military Trail, Suite 104
Delray Beach, FL 33484


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Senior Connections of SW FL, Inc.
Project Secretary and Case Aide
positions needed in busy office.
Full-time with benefits. Driver
needed mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near
Okeechobee. On-call personal care
aides needed at all locations.
Applications accepted at Senior
Connections of SW FL, Inc., offices
M-F, 8-5. In LaBelle, at 475 E.
Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
Clewiston at 1200 W.C. Owen
S (983-7088) or-in Moore Haven at
501 First Street NW (946-1821).
SWe are an E.O.E.
All positions open until filled.


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.
Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
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Food &
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Employment
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Full Time 201


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Fuel service truck driver needed at
Duda, Inc. ;o se vice farm equip-
mentr .I.J ler, benefit package,
pav com7msuratc with experi-
en. Du- fr ,,. -rkplace. Apply
at 1510 Hwy 29 North in Felda,
Florida Cont- is Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


A. Dula & Sons Inc. is in need of a


welder


for cur 'rove


Shop.


I-.ItJ 'e<-.lf"..: and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 510 Hwy 29 N.
in FP-lda. .iContact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363


ILAKEPORT INSURANCE
AGENCY, INC,

Experienced Insurance Agent.
Minimum 3 years experience
required. Flexible hours,
Fax resume 863-946-3645
or call 863-946-3644


PART TIME AP
CLERK NEEDED

Requirements: Computer skills,
reliable, organized, able to work
independently, frinedly professional
demeanor. Apply at Palm Terrace
of Clewiston, 301 S. Gioria Street.
863 983 512S"


PORT LABELLE
UTILITY SYSTEM
Has an immediate, opening for a Class C or
higher wastewater treatment plant operator.
Great benefits a.,e, state retirement
system, paid medical, paid dental, paid va-
cation and sick leave.


Vet pref, EEQ, Drug, [ree. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the apply-
ing. Call 863-675-5352.


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Employment
Mical 210


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 fromr wori
for out-of-town employaes
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR oi 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
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Pahokee, Florida
STATE RATED 4 STAR FACILITY
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Child Care Need- '!
Child L(are OWet.-&4 ,
InstI action 2t
Services Offeied 42b
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

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DVD's, Rentals
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(813)872-0722 or send
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N. Habana Ave., -ampa FL
33607.

'EW ELECTRIC WHEEL-
CHAIRS & Diabetic Sun-
plies At No Cost. if eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
fold-up. Medicare/Private
Insurance Accepted TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc
(888)601-0641.


SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Rescreening & repair.
lic.# 2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


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P/T JUVENILE DIVERSION
PROGRAM CASE MANAGER
For Hendry County-LaBelle area.
Should live within 20 miles of LaBelle.
$12.00/hr. College Deg. w/1 yr. exp. req.
Fax resume to Bay Area Youth Services
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46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15
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


Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 15
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, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600o
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 625
Lamps,' ghe 61L
Lugga3e 645
Met;'-.,l Item? 6'
Misc-il-jaaou" 655
Musical i -,5.-enr e_'"
Office SpAen.-,'
Equipm--t 665
Pets "'S. ppjes/
Servict.s 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Jupptis f 3 6
Pooi-. .!!!pP!;-jC 356
Restaurant
Equipment 69C
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televisior/Radio 715
Tickei ~;i j
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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,:;t U';t 2/2A Ton.
wal. $300 32-73-0920


ANNE-TIQUES Now *--.m -
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DESK, anrti'-; r-nishe.
S200 a ."3i 3'-2.-
5698


DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
(mahogany) $S400. Call
Paul (863)634-5698

Wanted: FL ART
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Highwaymen Art.
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AUTO HOME MOBILE HOME BOATS
LFE HEALTH
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sk About Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
J 901 W VentumAve* ewlston, FL 33440
863-983- 9145


FRIG/FREEZER
wike, like new
$250
(863)467-154i
STOVE W/MICROWAVE-
fuil size, almond in color,
$100 (863)228-0919

WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good, $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40"s early 50's,
made of Birchwood. orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.


METAL DESK 52x32 in-
dudes 2 Ig file drawers.
$1 0. (863)357- 078.


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SCHWINN 1955:
Collector s Item. All original
Only $1100
863-467-5756



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
LOC'S-$10,670 (800)636-
3464 #802428

SAVE $$$ Buy Direct
From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock
with all Accessories.
Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll
Free (888)393-.0335.

WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7,$200 or
wil! sell separately.
(863)634. .5339
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339





MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
... .. 1 .. original,
: ,- $100.




COMPUTER- HP Pentium Ii,
192MB ram, i7" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

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

LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
METAL BUNKBED
twin/fuil wtwin mat.
only $50
(863)357-1794

WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
rie $100. (863)946-3123.
SKin Cora, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



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TOP COAT
Mens, 44 long, Beige.
Zip out uning, $ 1 0
(883)467-8631.


LIFT CHAIR, Electric. reclin-
sr. E -nos. old. good con-
dition. $450. (863)610-
1153;

'MATRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
ietized power. 1 king & 1
rv-n .1500 will separate
'863)357-5754


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. ccad.
$SA9. 863)675-3470 Mel
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Palmdale. 863-675-5999


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Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
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Warehouse Space 1075
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SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located 1 mi. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Corner
Shopping Center.
Building Sz. is40'x40' '-
Easy Assess &
Paved .Paking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


NEW LOG HOME- 1.6 AC/
$59,900. Beautiful log
home package & gently
laying mountain property.
Off the Parkway near
Boone. (800)455-1981,
ext. 113


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



SEWING MACHINE
(2)cornmercial $400
for both or will sep.
(863)467-4253



AUDIOVAHN SPEAKERS
2. 10", & 660 watt
Pioneer Amp. $300
(863)634-8023.


SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LuriberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tres utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor. 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
.9233
UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25..
(863)467-1547



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





POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474


Agricullure



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Faim Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supples 860
3eeds;Plants/
Flowers 865




0 TO! BuY


863-6731491


STUD HORSES-1 Pair' & i
Quarter horse, 4/2 yrs old.
$1600 will separate.
(863)634-5112.


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

READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
COMMUNITY


LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, Call Paul
(Owner), (863)673-5071.


Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407


Vacant Land
in town
2 acres. $55,000
(863)983-4496


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



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MGUTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Cali for Free Brochure
(800;841-5868
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


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LAKEPORT, Waterrront,
2 Bdrm., 3 Ba.,
Completely redone in 2003
Including: Roof, A/C, Appl.,
Carpeting, Tile, Plumbing &
Electric. Huge Screen Room
& Double Garage/Boat
House. New Seawall. Im-
maculant Condition.
$129,000. 239-707-4111


Mobile Homes


Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


-
2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106


90 Redman DbI Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000
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
Handyman Special, As is,
3/2 Mobile Home, '95,
Horseshoe Acres, low
down pyrnt, owner financ-
ing avail, $55,000. 863-
234-1814.



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



OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Spedat 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, id,


Must See)
$72,900
2160 W. Hwy. 27 Cewison
1.4 Mtdes NW of WAL-MART
983-4663
CHarmpion


New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405
Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557


SW MH- On 2 lots, 2BR,
2BA, 10X20 Screen rm,
12X20 Storage rm, 2 car
ports, $44.000 (863)946-
3626


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
PropeY a415
Condos/
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


1 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT.
No pets.
Call (863)983-4436.

CLEWISTON, NORTH SIDE
apartments for rent,
unfurnished, no pets. Call
(863) 983-8973 Iv. msg.

Resort proper


Court Ordered Auction, Sat-
urday, February 19, 10am
Estate Farms, 3.400+/-
acres Premium Commer-
cial'1Residential R.E.. Lee
& Dougherty Counties,
Georgia 10% BP Rowell
Auctions Inc. (800',323-
8388 >
www.rowellauctions.com
GAL AU-C002594
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29.900. Free boat slip'
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154. ext. 608 Sunset
Bay, LLC

Mountain Golf Homesites!
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


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436
CRUISEMATER 1i990
281/2 Ft. Motor Home, Sips.
6, Ford engine. Generator.
$10,000 (863)467-0412
DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6500
863-357-2633 after 5 pm
Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide,
models reijd i:'i
immediate doelv-r)
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186
Winnebago, brand new 32
ft. wide body motor home
w/slide out, under 3k mi.,
$65,000. 863-805-8777


HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
great! $1000 or best offer.
all (863)675-3724.
HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(23')851-1 94


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
VW 75' dune buggy maxi
street legal w/tow bar &
curtains looks & runs great
$2400 (863)763-6971


Travel Trailer, Franklin,
'05, 38 ft., 2 slideouts,
2BR, c/a, w/d, tri-axle,
awning, many extras,
$24,300. Wil deliver.
(484)951-5572


Automobiles



AutomoUws 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cai. 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Contructoa
E-mt 405S
Foew Whed Drive 4035
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utity 4055
Tractor T er 460
Utility Trafers 4065
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87. excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.
CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
/options.5 $2500.
(772)461-9536
FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er. AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.
GEO METRO,'94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1200.
(772)461 536

Lincoln Mark VIII, '93, exc.
cond., 64k mi., loaded,
$4500 or best offer.
(863)946-2020


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LPN &
FLOATING CLERK
Competitive Salary & Benefits
F/T Positions),
Apply in person
between 8am-4pm/M-F or
(863)946-2420 ext. 103
EEO M/F/H/VETERANS EMPLOYER


sru ay, e ruary ,


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

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Recreation

--
Boats 3005
Camper/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehices/ATVs 3035


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BASS, 18' 12-24 volt Troll
Motor, '97 Merc. 115hp,
Hi-5 SS Prop $2500 863-
763-5371.
BOSTON WHALER w/trailer.
$800. (863)902-0316


CANOE. Fiberglass. Good
shape. 2 person. $250 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6pm

INFLATABLE DINGY,
MERCURY, 8.9 Ft.
Brand new. Never used.
$890. 863-382-3557
KAYAK, Fiberglass. Good
shape. 1 person. $150 firm.
863-675-6214 after 6p

OUACHITA 14' Alum. 0/B.
w/trl $500 or best offer
(863)983-8674.

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http://wivw2.i-ewszap.com/
classil.html or mailto:
ciassad@newszap.com
PONTOON. '13, all electric,
great for canal sm lake w/
troll motor & trlr. $2500
Cell (717)377-1465.
WESTERLY CENTAUR SAIL
BOAT '72 26' 25hp volvo
diesel, runs, dinghy,
$6000 (863)983-5599.


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3bd/2bta. iJ II ienced,
almost I r,.. ,i, $64.9K


S57.5K


f 14 Brand New Hromes to be
uilt on Texas Ave. 3bd/2ba, CBS,
0i73 a, i |1. p1. h i. l -1, 1lJd liiit p .i s
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Sky Valley of Clewiston
2 miles just outside of town,
Deed Restricted Development,
10 acre lake, 82 lots (1/3 0o
1/2 acre), Starting in the
S40k's, Palms Development
Inc., Beverly Hills CA.


863-228-1142


lJu i ia t- ilde- rf Iint i.. uiilui ir 4
.;SAL P a ia ::,
'ius1 *See' 5324.9K
lakePrnt 34 acres! F-encdl/irosw
fc'nco2icT s 'i are la. 1rc mrsorr Too
rtuc(h equipment to li.a Rlare field "'
120K per acre
lix-aton rixatikn! 1,2 or2n Dd Mtonte
,\e. Htartxi. dl }loang, large Lildiain
Iaxard on a cor lot. Must see @


instment opponurnitr' at only 375K
Pasadena Ave 2/1 w/den Hardwoodxi

Pmoneer Plantan 2/2 m/h on 2.5
acres, PI-ate and secluded. Fulbl fur-
nished. Look Reduced to $699K(
,,In I1ar Fn rl, riT n ) y k
Almost I acre li Monte .Ave. 3/2/2
CBS Home. Separate tR and FR.
S(rene:d lanal w/hot rub. Grearlocation
Pknrer :vuI = n 2:5 Aoae
, ato $22K
lthn3/1 a1 rmaadytonrm
in@s$64.K
Handyman Needed Fire dam-
aged home on lot for S15K


ac ing
Us An Ofterf!


Deal Fell Through 596.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 125 acres in
Montura ranch Fstates 5969K


Reduced4Bushiess Oppoaunity
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
Location on HWY 27 5209.9K



RidgdmilP U "'2on Man


$109,9K
Vacant ot in lovely MH Park
(Holiday Isles) @ $21L5K
Do' ide
N e giort i'Zt is'r See
@ 139,9K
New lJsting! Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@)
$174.9K


Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport S.71.5K


8 lots in Moore Haven's
Washington Park Area $16.5)K


New listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. ,Just bring your tooth-
brush! 589.9K


330+/- Acre Ranch!! Improved
fenced & cross fenced pasture. 2
mobile homes w/out buildings.
Beautiful 4@ $1.3K per acre


New listing! Don't robiss out on
this brand new 3/1. frame home
in Montura Ranch Estaes. Choose
your flooring, appliances, and
lit fixrures. Ready in March
onl $133.3k


863-228-3265 863-228-2666

Montura Ranch Estates 1998 Water \ieuWm Moore Haven -
.1.1 i ic'.i, i- -pace, on biaui 3bd/1.3ba, with 300ft. of
:.J ... I n.-i S76.5K Caloosahatchee River view, Florida
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully furnished, room, lots of trees Going :A $280K
Attached Workshop w%/Complele Wts Go Fin 3txbd/2bha Ihme in
AC. Includes clubhouse and pool Lake at Ic-ated on .L75 acres with
accessibility. block away from lake e, a prate boat ramp, boat
river @' $143,000.00 N e Will fish deaning stlanti. and
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba Mi t. 50i3 workshop that also includes a
Great for fixing up. includes tool lbd/lbamobilelmeandaRV hook
shed, don't miss out on this up all on the same property .Xll of
uihb.1-.ilk dd' S35K this inx tMrsa S4 1/7
Ne Ling' _i'il '2ba hard- Entertain Tonight tdi this '95 NH,
wood floors, new electrical sys- 3xl/2a hol tub,11 ki hut. 6. chain
tei 549K linked fenced. lots of trees, secluded,
Montura Wf1re1 3/2 on partially finished, French doors to
1.25 j,.i..-- Ml/. wet l.ar @ ivt Onty 110
Newly Renovated 3bd/2ba I If MIf l r iujg last
wood, tile, & carpet flooring, new < ,o -',.,',,
pooxl & pool cage, new appliances V'..i, i ,J] i. t ..r 'rl N\ijf
- Don't miss out on this GREAT (_-trucion s stIltd'.r i ta i, 1
DEALf $125K models to ( oose from orwitl ,build to
Want to Invest? Pioneer itMbea
Plantation,2.5AreNewListing MooreHalse.lsNIH beuoti-
Plantation, 2.5 Acres, wooded a fully located on 1,33 as N w/ in
35K ground pxxl, many add tons, fishing
Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres, pond, quiet neighborhood 3120K
wooded, fenced off a S80K 2(Ts, tenant @t$SIWK
SNewv LtNin! MH in MIRE $73K,
scent Oak 7mvnwhomres file througltout, Nelv A/C, paved
New Construction 2btd/2ba 1841 road, fenced, 1.25 acres
sq./ w/ garage. ONIY 1 2 Left! 2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
Visit our website for eledL pole bant, cal do sac in Moore
fuirthor detailtf Haven .S160K


863-677-1013


MonturaIots 1-2. asStarting at
y24-.k


Look No Further We have
waterfront property in Moore
Haven on thi e Caloosahatcee
River for 5135K


BEAUTIFUL 4/2 Mobile
Home on 1.09 Acre, Fenced t
585.9K


New Construction 3/2
Montura barrel tile. Act nows
& pick your flooring & appli-
ances 5133.5K


Looking for Hunting land?
1294 acres w/ beautiful cit-
ruis grove located in Hendry
County. Call for more infor
nation


Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listingsli


A."rt =i l
P'Mj'ffiAr, You Renting9
SL) Iu have an older home?
Now is the Time for a New Home!!
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prtcs siubjet to change
CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x1 10 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
Glenn Smith Reserve Your
Realtor Home & Lot
(863)983-3508
(863)677-1441 Now!!
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MORTGAGE WARRIOR
GUAR N (561)712-9777
.. ,. > ia<, c PAGER (561)533-2244


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

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Moore Haven River Gardens


Moore Haven River Gardens


Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
1 prices sbject to change
C J Reserve Your
Ca efery Home & Lot
(863)228-2666 Now!!

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


.Bayberry Loop
4 tBedrooms, 2 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Call for Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
Bank Foreclosures c
*3BR.1BA, FmRm. Zoned Com,.
$115,000
* 38R, 2BA, MH. Many Extras
Reduced to $85.000
* 3BR, 2BA, $180.000
*New List;ng: Lrg. 38R, 2BA,
2 Story Horre on 10 Wooded Acres
$214,900
t ic", ::'.ili',.i '", 0r Biat. ".
.:r P P' 2 3', ihJa, '.ildo
- 4BR, E ;..6i ., ,i ,. :; ,
MONTURA
*2BR,1 78A,Vnm1.25Ac. $45.000
36R. 28A, n1.09Ac
Redicedto $60,000
28R, 28A, MH !n 115 Ac. $65.00
*38R, 2BAon125Ac $65,000
S38R. 2BA, H n 25 At. wipoe bam
$72.000


Canal Front
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OFFERED AT S369,900
MOORE HAVEN
,,'jie l eo.;p..]fi-, '; i-.'
$275,000
LAKEPORT
,2BR. 1BA wi Boat use,
Lake Access $130,000
*38R. 28A DBWD on wriMlt
Reced to $6,90
SWaterfront, 28R,2BA $169,900
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RESI]EN'TI4 Moore Haven Yacht Club Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
3BR, 1 3 1.g1ale L,..' '. 4. $26.500 wi mobile home, 3 lots only
U].,~s145.,000 .. -, Is .,ll $67,500 $106,000
3BfaP p.D.jrpoo00 4BR. 3BA, wood deck. 9 Commercial Lots on US
4 New Homes 10x20 shed $79,900 27 with Building $215,00(0
We -lave More Lots Under 3BR, 2 1/2BA, on lake S AoPENFmND
Contract Call DOStaitE SOLD! g A w O
New Listin 3BR3BA. CBS 3BR L ned $250000
SA D-'' 0 .R00 10 Lts Zoned Oamrnierial
3BR, 11A $84,900 EO 'T.A $300,000
. ,.1BA ., 3BBR 2B,, $75,000Selile Glasl,.rocery


t 'A& PENDINi .Margaret St. 2,109 sq. ft.
38R, .,r i / J". I i ...... $129,000


I ,, *.... $180,00
3BR. 2BA Northside CONMVIERCIAI.,
$215.000 1' -" ." a "
Qa Rr Dedata
4BR, 38A $360,000 Gi,, R 4 "lc 2 MTi*
Radgew Iratorxs, 1 -le-fI I, i ETny Let
oore, IBA $70,00
S$87,500


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Business Opportunity
Call for Details
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100 acres 52.5nI
ACREAGE
10So ABBNDJWN,000


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4 Bedroom, 1 Bath. chain link fence around back
vrrd. roof 2 years new. sto *,.e, fri ge. and dish-
Swaher, 13' xIJ shed.
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Call For Listings


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, 3/4/
5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355

How fast can your car go? Grab a bargain from your
It can go even faster neighbor's garage, attic,
when you sell it in the basement or closet in to-
classifieds. day's classilieds.


Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
S1000 or best offer.
(239)601-3175.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93
70K mis., Good condition.
Sporty. Must see! $2900.
(863)675-6783
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2002
2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470
VOLVO 92'
Green, good
condition $1500.
(561)996-6632.
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FORD DUMP
TRUCK, '85
S4500
(863)983-4496



JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920'.


Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472

Love the earth. Recycle your
used items by selling them
in the classified.


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

Melex Golf Cart
36 volt.
S900.
(863)234-1230.


HITCH
Fits Ford F-150
& up.S50.
(863)635-5186.

WHEELS & TIRES- 20",
Goodyear, less than 2000
miles, $1400. (863)697-
0424.


CHEVY SILVERADO Ext
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trir/hitch salvage title, runs
great $2495 239-463-6909
DODGE EXT CAB '98- long
wheel base, 1/2 ton. 5.2
eng., exc cond, runs great
S7500 (863)697-0192.
FORD F150, '00- 6 cyl, cold
AC. am-fmn stereo, runs
exc. ext cab avail, S5900.
(786)486-3474.
FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
(863)946-1382
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Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.


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dows. Excellent condition.
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extra wide, good tire,
ghts. pulls goods S875
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20', 6'-8' wide good,
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$2500 (863j697-9704

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4x8, tilt, garage kept
$200 firm
(863)763-1524


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



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardiamhip Dwision
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerno, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry Cout Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of hich
is P.O. Box: 1760. LaBefle, FL
33935,
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set fcrth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons havg claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM
All other creditors of the decedent
,and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O Beox 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 NW. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Palge, Sr
FLA Bar #0539406 ,
549803 CGS 2/3,10/05
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify
that Carless Summeralls conduct-
ing a Citrus Tree Removal & Land
Clear business at Hendry County,
Florida, under the fictitious name of
CBS Loader Works and that said
firm Is composed of the following
persons whose names and places
of residence are as follows:
Carless Summeralls
3840 W, Dble. J. Acres Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
Ownership of CBS Loader Works is
as follows:
Cariess Summeralls 100%
It Is my intention to apply to the Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporations to register the said
name of CBS Loader Works under
the provisions of Chapter 90-267,
laws of Florida, Acts of 1991.
Carless Summeralls
DATE: 1/27/05
3840 West Dble. J Acres Rd.
Alva, FL 33920
863-675-0593
550878 CGS 2/3/05

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: HECTOR BAEZA
1850 OLD U.S 27
LOT 43
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the
property stored by you with Dyeoss
enlals, Unit 51 & 53 located at
320 Commercio Street, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous
items and will be sold to the high-
est bidder for cash at the above ad-
dress on Feb. 11, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at Dyess Rentals along with
advertising cost In the amount of
$712-85 plus $39.68. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
550971 CGS 02/03/2005


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
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Defendarlsj)
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Coun of
Glades County, Firida, I will sell the property situate in Glades Countiy,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPEAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale., to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south en-
trance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, F 33471, at
11.00 a.m. on the 17. day of February, 2005.
Dated this 26th day of January, 2005
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa. F33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.n If hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
550742 CGS 2/3,10/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, I, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple an Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeasterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 00_ 41' 37" East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said LUne, thence South 89' 18'
23" West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
--AND--
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Eastedyline of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded In Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westerly waters edge of said river; thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30' East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and Interest In the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.
Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
549465 CGS 2/03,10.17 24/05


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JN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH 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 LIGON, de-
ceased, File Number 2004-133-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Heedry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the LA-
BELLE-COURTHOURSE COMPLEX, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760.
The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors qf 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 date of the first publication of this notice of thirty
days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED FILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has begun on 1/20/2005.
WILLIAM P. MEEHAN, ATTORNEY MIKIA NICOLE McCRAE
1950 Courtney Drive, Suite 205 P.O. Box 443
Fort Myers, FL 33901-9017 Clewiston, FL 33440-0443
(239)939-4254 PERSONAL
Flodda Bar No. 253820 REPRESENTATIVE
548285 CGS 01/27;2/03



PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2005, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and consider an after-the-fact variance request from Brian Sulli-
van. The applicant is requesting a variance of the 10" sideyard setback
requirement of section 110268 of the Clewiston City Code of Ordinanc-
es.
LOCATION: 417 West Sugarland Circle, A.K.A. Lot 13, Block C,
Sugarland Estates Subdivision Add. 1.
Parcel #3-02-43-34-501-OOOC-013.0
The City commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to considerthe rec-
ommendation s of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on
this request at 6:00 p.m. on February 21, 2005.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z
Board meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries re-
garding the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing
impairments, should contact the Building Official's office at least three
days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
550217 CGS 2/3/05


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to 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


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-98 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE

TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendtadt
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TOiA G. LANDCASTER. if afre, or i dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, wi-owers, heirs. devisees, creditors, grantees, and all parties
i 'tcZ&gorc-,i.wr;, ':.yr -l l... r;-ri- r-.s 'i a adalper-
sonsr cerns.m; .- .7-- r- r-, v1. .,i'r-' -r or demand
against the Defe'darnt in regards to the following described property in
Hern&y Cour-y, Rorida-
LOT 4, BLOCK 2132, PORTILABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73. of the Pubic
Records of Hendry County, Rorida
Notice is hereby given to each of ou that an action to quiet ttie to the
above described property has been feed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plantdifs attomey, MARCY L SHAW.
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle. Florida 33935 on or before February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be! entered against yu! fr the relief sought in
this Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Roada.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attomrney for the Plaintiff
Rorida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904,
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27:2/03,10/05


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice 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. will be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street Belle Glade. Palm Beach
Courmy, Florida, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor 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.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: Is/ Kenneth McDuffie
President
548302 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct a PUBLIC HEARING on February 21, 2005, at 6:00p.m. in the City
Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Ron-
da. During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact fi-
nal passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWIS-
TON, FLORIDA, CREATING A COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
(CRA); PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP AND CONFERRING THE POW-
RS F THE CRA UPON THE CITY COMMISSION; PROVIDING FOR CRA
DUTIES; PROVIDING FOR LIMITATIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILI-
TY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 11 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection
of any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting
and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person de-
cides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered
at this meeting for public hearing, such person may need to insure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Mali Chamness, Mayor
549897 CGS 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, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of Bolles Drainage 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 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
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549548 CGS 1/27:2/3/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 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 Chapter298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annua 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 propedy come before
the meeting.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549554 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Notce 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-
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547768 CGS 1/20,27:2/3105

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF CLEWISTON
If you have the time and desi to actively participate toward making a
positive difference in the City of Clewiston, please accept this invitation to
complete an application for appointment to one of the City's four cities
advisory committees. These committees serve as a vital link between the
community and elected officials. These four committees are: 1) Boating
Advisory Committee, 2) Citizens Advisory Task Force, 3) Library Advi-
sory Board, and 4) the Planning and Zoning Board. City residents who
are interested in serving on one of these committees may obtain the citi-
zen board policy guide and application form at the City Hal, 115 West
Ventura Avenue. For turthermformation, please contact the City Hall staff
at (863) 983-1484.
550030 CGS 2/3,10/05


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PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing wil 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 February 14, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1986 Toyota Blue 2-Door
Vin #JT2ST64CXG7076584
550324 CGS 2/3,10/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE PRECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 NW. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549807 CGS 2/3,10/05

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NOTICE
THE ANNUAL REPORT OF KELLY
FOUNDATION, INC. for the calen-
dar year ended December 31,
2004, is available at its office locat-
ed at 801 E. Sugarland Highway,
Clewiston, Florida 33440, for in-
spection during regular business
hours by any citizen who requests
it within 60 days hereof.
(Phone No. 863-983-8177)
Principal Manager of the Foundation
is Mr. Loyd G. Kelly.
549965 CGS 2/3/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No.: CP 04-49
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY D. PERKINS A/K/A
LARRY OWAYNE PERKINS
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
Larry D. Perkins a/k/a/ Larry
Dwayne Perkins, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Glades County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Post
Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL
33471. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's Will and
any Codicils are Last Will and Tes-
tament dated September 4, 19992.
The names and addresses for the
personal representative and the
personal representatives' and the
personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
Any Interested person on whom a
copy of the notice of administration
is served must object to the validity
of the will (or any codicil), qualifi-
cations of the personal representa-
hive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief In accor-
dance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECT-
ING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt prop-
erty is required to file a petition for
determination of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED.
Any person entitled to elective
share is required to tile an election
to take elective share is required to
file an election to take elective
share WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS
DEEMED WAIVED.
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Amber J. Vojak
Attorney for Linda J. Perkins, Mrs.
Florida Bar No. 0769460
2164 C J Lane
LaBelle, Florida 33935
Telephone: (863) 6740557
Personal Representative:
Linda J. Perkins
5552 Frontier Circle
LaBelle, FL. 33935
CGS 02/03, 10/05

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Audit
Continued From Page 1
tain part available and we don't
physically have it, then we can't say
if its stolen or not. But it's more like-
ly sloppy paperwork. If one of our
mechanics orders a part and does-
n't include the cost of the part on
the work order, then the part shows
up as us still having it when we
don't."
The audit report also concludes
that district management was not
able to account for the discrepan-
cies, but that the district would
reemphasize the need to include
every part or supply item being
issued, is listed on the work orders.
Those work orders should also
ensure that all freight charges are
included in the cost of items
received and recorded in the per-
petual inventory record.
Mr. Yanoski said that is what is
being focused on at this time and
the audit report affirms that effort
by stating the district is complying
with the recommendations.
The report also had a second
finding, indicating that the district's
five-year educational facilities plan
did not support their capital outlay
budget, which was more than $1
million over budget for projected


Task Force
Continued From Page 1
"Seat belt use could lower the
costs associated with accidents,"
Ms. Reese said. "Children need to
be properly restrained in car seats
and people need to wear helmets
when riding ATVs."
In states where seatbelt laws
are mandatory, people use them
80 percent of the time, Ms. Reese
said, noting that Hendry County
only has a 40-60 percent average
seatbelt use. In 2001, Hendry
County had a 56 percent accident
fatality rate compared to the 18
percent Florida rate.
The Hendry County Commu-


Club
Continued From Page 1
of the other 66 counties. Sheriff
Lee said it's a statewide issue and
that's why it is important to recruit
quality people and get parents
and community involved with
their local law enforcement agen-
cies.
Sheriff Lee even goes as far to
list his home phone number (675-
HELP), as a means to offer a pri-
vate source for people needing to
talk to authorities.
"Sometimes in a small com-


Glance
Continued From Page 1
Parent Fair
Central, Eastside, and Westside
Elementary Schools are participat-
ing in a Parent Fair. Sharing the
tools and techniques that can help
children become successful stu-
dents. Don't miss it. Saturday, Feb.
5, 9 a.m.-noon, at Westside ele-
mentary childcare provided.
Refreshments, prizes, and raffles
will also be available. Students
will be rewarded for parents'
attendance.
Giant rummage sale
The women of First United
Methodist Church are holding
their annual giant rummage sale
on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 7 a.m.
until noon. Come early and
claim your treasures. Clearance
prices on leftover items will
begin about 11:45 a.m. -
maybe earlier. For more infor-
mation, call 983-5269.
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capital projects, in the next five
years.
The discrepancies in the five-
year facilities program, regarding
the annual capital outlay budget,
shows the district's educational
facilities plan totaled $1,786,000.
However, the district's capital out-
lay budget, which includes funds
for buildings, fixing equipment,
remodeling and renovation proj-
ects, totaled $2,820,500, equating
to a $1,034,500 in excess budget-
ing.
Mr. Yanoski said that when the
school board does their annual
budgets, they are required to sub-
mit these long-term plans for five,
10, and 20 years. They are just pro-
jections and they are never close to
being in line with what the actual
numbers are, according to Mr.
Yanoski.
The report confirmed this as
well, by stating that the additional
budget items causing the excess,
included anticipated receipt of
annual capital outlay tax proceeds.
The report concluded by saying the
district is complying with their rec-
ommendation to review their capi-
tal construction planning and
budgeting procedures.
Finally, the audit report also
pointed to a possible case of con-
flict of interest with one of the
school board members, Pat Lang-


nity Traffic Safety Team is com-
posed of agencies who meet to
look at all aspects of traffic safety.
The CTST, in conjunction with the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation, will have a float in the
Swamp Cabbage Parade, Satur-
day, Feb. 26 in LaBelle.
Asked what the Youth Task
Force can do as a group to help,
Ms. Reese said that people can
call the "Florida Buckle-up Hot-
line," at (800) 699-SAFE, to report
unrestrained occupants in a vehi-
cle, especially children not in seat-
belts or car seats.
"All you have to have is the
Florida tag number for the vehi-
cle," she said.
Ms. Reese said she has


munity people are afraid of being
called a narc," he said. "When
people call me at home they
know they can talk to me about
what's going in private. Then I'll
take that information to the prop-
er agency."
The drug problem in Hendry
County can be attributed to the
jail's current capacity situation.
Sheriff Lee said that the maxi-
mum number of inmates that the
jail will hold is 191. Currently,
there are 190 inmates being held
in the Hendry County Jail. Most of
those, 162, are being held for trial
on felony charges, or are awaiting
transfer to prison.


Community Presbyterian
Church, Royal Palm Ave. For
more information, call 983-8788.
Hospital chapel
dedication
The community is invited to
come to the dedication of the
hospital chapel at Hendry
Regional Medical Center on
Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m.
Focused on
Jerusalem
Rev. Ed Corley, Senior Pastor
of Evangel Church in Clewiston,
will begin an exciting, practical,
on time teaching concerning
Jerusalem and how she relates


ford, who owns Langford Ford in
Labelle. In Finding No. 3: Related
Party Transactions, the report
reads:
"We again noted that the district
purchased two vehicles, at a cost of
$58,410, from a business in which
a board member has a vested inter-
est, contrary to Section
1001.42(10)(i), FloridaStatutes."
This matter is still on the table
for both sides as legal representa-
tions for each agency dispute the
interpretation of the statutes.
In a rebuttal to the Auditor Gen-
eral, the school district's attorney
has concluded the transaction was
legal and requested how the audi-
tor's counsel reached the conclu-
sion that the transaction violated
statutes. It is the opinion of the dis-
trict's attorney that the statute in
question has been repealed by the
enactment of the Code of Ethics for
Public Officers because the code
,also contains restrictions on an offi-
cer transacting business with their
own agency.
General counsel for the auditor
general disagreed with that conclu-
sion and the final recommendation
from the auditor general was the
district is to comply with the provi-
sions in the statutes, and may be
looking to the state attorney gener-
al for a final decision of whether the
board is in violation.


brochures and free items that
civic groups, schools and agen-
cies can use to promote traffic
safety, as well as a very graphic
safety video aimed at teens to pro-
mote seatbelt use.
In other, business, Heart to
Heart Coordinator MaryRuth
Prouty reported that their pro-
gram has joined forces with
Hendry County on the move and
they are encouraging people to
become more physically active by
keeping a monthly calendar to
earn rewards at the end of the
month.
On Feb. 8, Hendry County will
participate with all 67 counties to
promote physical activity. A flag
will be picked up from Collier


There are also 24 female
inmates a number Sheriff Lee
said is high for a county this size.
It also costs the county taxpayer
$1.56 per meal to feed the
inmates, or close to $900 per day
to feed the inmate population.
The county is currently seeking
the possibility of building a new
jail, which Sheriff Lee would like
to see expedited, based on the
growing need to house more
inmates and the constant mainte-
nance problems the building
experiences. Sheriff Lee .said the
bulk of taxpayer expense is being
spent on the upkeep of the very
old facility.


to this world's current end time
events. Teaching begins Sunday
Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m.
Foster parents
needed
-The Children's Network of
Southwest Florida, the commu-
nity based care division of
Camelot Community Care, Inc.
is holding an orientation on
"how to become a foster par-
ent/adoptive parent" on Tues-
day, Feb., 8, at the Department of
Children and Families, 485 East
Cowboy Way, Labelle, 7 p.m. For
those interested in becoming a
foster/adoptive family please call
1-800-89FAMILY.


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In a response letter to the Audi-
tor General, Hendry County Super-
intendant of Schools Thomas Con-
ner writes, "The school board
attorney reiterates his conclusion
that the transaction is legal."
The district is contending that
since the bids for the new automo-
biles went out to all local dealer-
ships, proving equal opportunity
for all dealerships to have equal
footing, that nothing unethical or
illegal has been done.
"That's something for the
lawyers to work out," said Mr.
Yanoski. "Our intention is that no
one had an advanced advantage
because they were all sealed bids
and when they were opened, the
district took the lowest bid. Their
intention is that it's just not good
business."
That point of conflict could ulti-
mately be up to the attorney gener-
al to decide, should the auditor
general conclude the dispute is
serious enough to warrant advanc-
ing the case to the attorney general.
Both sides are currently working on
this sole issue that the auditor gen-
eral and the district could not agree
upon.
The matter is expected to come
before the Feb. 8 school board
meeting.


County, make various stops in
Felda and LaBelle and pass the
flag off to Lee County.
In other business, outgoing
Youth Task Force (YTF) Chair
Winnie Holland gave a' brief
overview and history of YTF,
which had begun in 1998 by Har-
ris Allen, carried on by Steve
Myers and then chaired by Win-
nie when Steve relocated. Last
year YTF and DJJ merged in an
attempt to cut down on the num-
ber of meetings people had to
attend.
In January; Tracy Nobles
accepted the chairmanship for
YTF. Meetings will continue to be
on the first Friday of each month
in conjunction with DJJ.


Conviction
Continued From Page 1
sentences, which were allowed
to run concurrently, meaning
Edwards can serve both sen-
tences at the' same time.
"Sex crimes involving inno-
cent children are the most despi-
cable offenses on earth," said Mr.
Crist, in a released statement. "I
am proud that the work of prose-
cutors and law enforcement has
ensured that this is one predator
who will remain off the street for
many years to come."
One down and how many to
go, seems to be the real question
for concerned citizens.
Sexual predators have histori-
cally coined the phrase, "slipping
through the system," as sexual
crimes against children have
gone in a direction deemed less
severe by most some courts,
compared to other crimes.
But there are currently 17
known sex offenders living in the
city of Clewiston alone. That list
begins to grow dramatically, as
surrounding cities and counties
are included on that list.


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