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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: February 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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ServingAmerica's Sweetest Town since 1928
number 37 Thursday, February 10, 2005


At a Glance
Health Fair


coming soon
The Hendry/Glades Com-
munity Health Fair will be Feb.
20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in front
of Clewiston Middle School.
We will have a variety of free
services such as physical
exams from local physicians
as well as physicians from
NOVA University, free blood
work, bone density, fat analy-
ses, HIV testing, hearing
exams, vision exams, dental
exams, and much more. All
services are free to the com-
munity. Door prizes, games,
free food, along with great
exhibits from all over south
Florida will be present.
Hendry County
Fair is coming
The Hendry County Fair
and Livestock Parade will be
held Saturday, March 12, at 11
a.m. Applications for the
parade entries can be
obtained by calling Sara
Whitehead at (863) 228-2418.
Deadline for parade entries
will be March 4. Any business
or. school organization and
bands interested in participat-
ing in the parade, please call
for an entry form.
Flu shots
available
Flu Vaccines are available
to the public at Hendry
i Regional Corporate Health for
$20. Call (863) 983-1123 for
details.

Diabetes classes
Diabetes Classes will be
offered at Hendry Regional
Medical Center starting in
March. Please call Toni Pavey-
McDaniel at 983-1123 for
more information.
Clewiston
Art Club
The Clewiston Art Club has
an exhibit at the Clewiston
Museum through the month
of February. Stop by to view
their wonderful work Monday
through Friday, 1-5 p.m.

Clewiston
Adult School
. The Clewiston Adult
School will be offering the
Para Pro Test Feb. 9-23,
March 2, 16, 30, April 13, 27,'
and May, 4 and 11. You may
contact the Clewiston Adult
School at 983-1511 or 983-
1512 for more information.
The Clewiston Adult School
is also offering a variety of
classes that range from GED
prep, ABE, ESOL (English for
Speakers of Other Lan-
guages), Basic Computer,
Spanish, and Substitute
Teacher Preparation. Also be
sure to ask about the Hendry
County Adult School Schol-
arship. You may contact the
Clewiston Adult School at
(863) 983-1511 for more
information.


Predators and the secret war


By Mark Young
(Editor's note: This is a second
in a series looking into sexual pre-
dation in local communities.)
Somewhere in the shadows,
behind closed doors, in darkened
rooms, a war is being waged on
the innocence of children.
A real life "Predator" story
takes place somewhere in this
country every night, but the only
similarity to real life and the Holly-
wood namesake is that the activity
is indeed alien to most normal-
thinking people.


The headlines about children
falling prey to sexual deviants are,
unfortunately, not uncommon.
The recent conviction of 50-year
old Buddie Edwards, a former
Clewiston residence who will be
spending the next 20 years in
prison, is yet another light cast into
dark corners where not many peo-
ple are willing to take a closer look.
But the unfortunate facts are
that sexual crimes, in every form,
are not' uncommon. And next to
drug-related crimes, rank high
among prison offenders.


According to Doctor Roger
Gunder Ph.D, M.S, LMFT, PA., of
Creative Counseling Associates, it
is important to understand the dis-
tinctions between the types of
offenders to understand the dan-
ger to the community.
"The definition of a sexual
predator and a sexual offender is
strictly a legal one, but the label
draws the same conclusion to the
public," he said. "I have one client
who was watching a movie with
his four-year old daughter, she fell
asleep and he chose that time (for


self-gratification). She woke up
and saw him and he's in prison
labeled asexual predator."
Dr. Gunder said he's seen peo-
ple in his practice who purposeful-
ly seek out younger males and
don't get the same label. Because
of the wide variety of sex crimes, it
is impossible to label any one sex
offender into the same category.
For that reason, it is almost
impossible to know the calculat-
ing sexual predator just as. it is
impossible to identify a serial killer
before he or she strikes.


"There is no profile that (identi-
fies) one sexual predator from
anyone else," he said. "In the past,
I've seen defenses bring in experts
who say that this person doesn't fit
the profile of a sexual predator.
There is no test anywhere that dis-
tinguishes a sexual predator to a
set profile."
Dr. Gunder did say there may
be some social characteristics of
the more serious offenders, such
as the child molesters who are sex-
See War Page 4


Welcome all to



Relay for Life

By Tracy Whirls booth, a boxing ring to "beat
CLEWISTON Part festi]- cancer," an Easter egg hunt,
val, part block party, Relay for baked potato bar, hot dogs
Life is a fun-filled, 18-hour and hamburgers, hand-
family-oriented affair, with dipped chocolate-covered
free admission to the public cherries and truffles and a lot
who are encouraged to come of other good stuff," Ms.
out and enjoy live entertain-, Rodriguez said.
ment, food and games, which Pony rides, a -bounce
are all aimed at. raising funds house, free popcorn and other
to fight cancer. games and treats will be avail-
According to Clewiston able for children, while adults
event chairperson Sandy can dance to the music pro-
Rodriguez, plans for the annu- vided by Raw Whiskey who
al. Clewiston Relay for Life will perform Friday night.
event, slated for Friday and Other entertainment will
Saturday, Feb. 18-19 at the include performances by the
Hendry County Fairgrounds in Sugar Dolls, the Mt. Calvary
Clewiston, have been final- Baptist Church Choir and a
ized and 12 teams will sell live broadcast by WAFC from
food, host games and offer 6-9.
drawings to raise funds to For those hearty souls who
benefit the American Cancer stay late, the "Look Good, Feel
Society.
"There will be a 'kissing See Relay-Page7





Williams is the



top teacher
By Tracy Whirls named Sept who lived on a farm
LaBelle High School English with his wife, who was desper-
teacher Gloria Williams, a 31- ately afraid of rats," Baker relat-
year veteran of the Hendry ed. "One day she went into the
County School District was barn and saw the biggest rat she
named the Golden Apple had ever seen, and she
Teacher of the Year for the dis- screamed, "Sep-arat-EE!"
trict at their annual banquet at The LHS senior, ranked first
the Clewiston Inn Feb. 3. in his class, said even though he
Introduced by former student only had Ms. Williams for one
Matthew Baker, who noted that class, in seventh grade, he never
Ms. Williams had taught himself, forgot how to spell "separate,"
his mother and his two uncles after that story and credited Ms.
and never neglected to remind Williams for expanding his hori-
him of that fact, Matthew credit- zons.
ed Ms. Williams with using "Ms. Williams' motto is 'True
humor to teach students lessons learning is not what you remem-
they'll never forget. ber, it's what you never forget,'"
"I'm going to start by telling a
story. There was once a man See Year Page 10


By Tracy Whirls
Clewiston High School ninth
grade English teacher, cross-coun-
try coach and student council
sponsor Kristin Lopez has been
busy the last several years moving
around,,and after joining the CHS
faculty, she has spent a lot of time
creating a curriculum for her class-
es. Given the opportunity to relax
and enjoy a little bit of a normal
schedule, she was excited to return
to a regular exercise routine.
For Kris, this means training in
preparation to complete a .9-mile
swim, a 25-mile bike course, and a
6.2-mile run, as a member of the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's
Team in Training who will partici-
pate in the St. Anthony's Triathlon
in St. Petersburg April 24.
"A goal of mine has always been
to do a triathlon," Ms. Lopez said.
"Now that I have started exercising
again on a regular basis it is the per-
fect time to do one. And I figured
since I'm going to put forth a lot of
time and effort towards training I
ought to do it for a worthwhile
See Teacher Page 10


CHS ninth grade English teacher Kristin Lopez is work-
ing to raise $3,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Soci-
ety.


Lake Level


15.06
Feet
above sea
level


Index

Classifieds ....... 15-18
Opinion ............ .4
School ............. 7
Sports .............. 9
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Police destroy drug stash


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON It was a high
time in Clewiston Feb. 3, as the
Clewiston Police Department
conducted their annual destruc-
tion of past evidence used in
prosecuting drug dealers and
drug users.
In an undisclosed location,
representatives from the police
department were on hand to
supervise the destruction of 1.6
pounds of marijuana, 410 grams
of "dangerous" pills, 175 grams
of crack and powder cocaine, 5.1
grams of unspecified powder,
and a wide assortment of drug-
related paraphernalia.
All of the drugs which were
destroyed have been successfully
used to prosecute those who
were involved with the initial
arrests. According to Clewiston
Police Department Captain Kris-
tine Peterson, the department is
proud of their accomplishments
this past year and expects their
community policing efforts to fur-
ther complicate the plans of drug


dealers in Clewiston.
"For this department, in partic-
ular, the amount of drugs
destroyed (Feb. 3) means a lot,"
she said. "In the last 18 months,
our efforts have really moved
ahead. We've been able to dedi-
cate a couple of officers to a drug
eradication unit and it's work-
ing."
Captain Peterson said she's
aware of the times and that it may
indeed be impossible to hope for
complete eradication of drugs,
but the damage they can cause to
the drug trade within the city is
worth the effort.
"I know it's 2005 and I don't
know if we can ever completely
eradicate drugs, but we can cer-
tainly reduce them through our
efforts," she said.
That sentiment is more than
just words, as the department is
focusing more intently on the
community's cries for help,
which are silent no more.
"As we are able to be out there
and have success, more and


more people are turning to us for
assistance," said Captain Peter-
son. "One of the things that I am
seeing that inspires me is the
number of people out there that
really want to take their neighbor-
hoods back."
Captain Peterson said that
community-wide determination
is leading to more successes in
the city's battle against drugs.
"We have people inviting us
into their homes inviting us to
tape what's going on right out-
side," she said. "Believe me,
when law enforcement and citi-
zens work together, it's a
machine that can't be stopped."
The Clewiston Police are get-
ting more cooperation from the
citizens of the city who are just
plain tired of having drug dealers
in their neighborhoods. The
combination of the drug eradica-
tion unit, a determined police
force, and a "tired of it" attitude
from citizens is paying dividends
See Police Page 4


It wasn't your everyday campfire for the stockpile of drugs that
were destroyed this past week by the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment. The drugs were a backlog of evidence, which has
already been used over the past year to prosecute those
involved with the materials.


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On a roll: Biking for cancer


Siali proti. Tracy Whirls
Clewiston High School English teacher and cross-country coach Kristin Lopez is com-
bining her love of the outdoors and her desire to help others by training to participate in
the St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg April 24.

Teacher bikes for Cancer Society


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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 10,2005


Obituaries


Jewell Arnold Maddox
Jewell Arnold Maddox, 81, of
Palimdale, died Feb. 3, 2005 in
Lake Placid. She was bom March
26, 1923 in Okeechobee to
Charles C. Ainold and Iva Pearl
Eubanks Arnold. She was a long-
time resident of Palmdale. Sur-
vivors include her daughter,
Glenice Raulerson Baker (Den-
nis) of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepson,
Barney Maddox of Palm Beach;
stepdaughter, Betty Jo Maddox of


Lakeland; sister, Ona Hendry of
Palmdale; grandchildren, Brent
Baker, Landry Baker, Sandi Lopez
and Lucy Hester; great grandchil-
dren, Rachel Vivian Baker, lan
Russell Baker, Erin Elizabeth
Baker and Anna Jolene Baker. She
was preceded in death by her first
husband, Lee Raulerson in 1966,
second husband, Wilburn "Ed"
Maddox in 1996, and her son Den-
nis Raulerson in 1995. Funeral
services were held Sunday, Feb. 6,


at the Palmdale Baptist Church in
Palmdale with Rev. Earl Kline offi-
ciating. Interment followed at
Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-
Labelle.
ImRgene H. Goodlett
Imogene Goodlett, 84, died,
Feb. 4,2005, in West Palm Beach.
She was born April 3, 1920, in
Blount County, Alabama, the
daughter of Shelly Andrew Hill
and Edna Pearl Smith Him, and
moved to Belle Glade, in 1940
where she met her husband
Charles D. Goodlett, the city's


longtime Police Chief who in 1989
preceded her in death. She is sur-
vived by her son, David Goodlett,
his wife, Michelle and three
grandchildren, Alison Lobdell,
Charles David Goodlett III, and
Andrew Quinton Goodlett, all of
West Palm Beach. Funeral servic-
es were held Feb. 8. Burial fol-
lowed at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
The family requests that expres-
sions of sympathy be made in
Imogene's name to the Commu-
nity United Methodist Church in
Belle Glade. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade.


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and family of the bride and groom
are welcome. There will be a
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ny, at the Lakeport Community
Center located on Red Barn Road
in Lakeport.


Sunfest extravaganza


to kick off annual party


WEST PALM BEACH--One of
West Palm Beach's most
renowned and elite event planners,
Sutka Productions International,
Inc., will help plan an all-new
extravaganza for SunFest, to be
held Wednesday night, April 27.
This will be the inaugural year for
the All Access Party, which will help
kick off Florida's largest music, art
and waterfront festival.
"We are thrilled to be working
with SunFest because it gives two
outstanding organizations a
chance to combine their fabulous
talents and make the festival even
bigger and better than before," said
Bruce Sutka, president of Sutka
Productions. "Combining per-
formance, music, extraordinary
effects and lighting, this new
evening of excitement will surely
prove to be the next level of recog-
nition for SunFest's already interna-
tional reputation."
Sutka Productions will design
all aspects of the party, including
decorations and entertainment.
Over the past 25 years, Sutka Pro-
ductions has produced events
throughout North America and
Europe for such prolific clients as
Revlon, Donald Trump, Chanel,
Jimmy Buffett, Steven Spielberg's
Shoah Foundation and Giorgio
Armani.
The All Access Party is .a sepa-
rate event from the regular four-day
festival of SunFest 2005. An
unprecedented, adult-oriented cel-
ebration, it will feature an open
bar, free "Taste of SunFest" food
sampling and access to the VIP
hospitality area as well as the Club
SunFest party area and air-condi-
tioned lounge.


Guests can get down and shake
their booties to the sounds of KC &
The Sunshine Band, who will
headline the Washington Mutual
Stage. Throughout the party, guests
will be enthralled by conceptual
performance art in the style of
Cirque du Soleil(r), including con-
tortionists, acrobats and other cos-
tumed performers.
Only 5,000 tickets will be sold
for this one-night event. In the past,
average attendance at SunFest on a
Wednesday night has been 20,000.
Additionally, guests will have the
chance to go backstage with a lim-
ited amount of guided tours.
Tickets for the party are $50 and
are available online at
http://www.sunfest.com or by call-
ing (561) 659-5980 or (800) SUN-
FEST. Tickets will also be available
at the SunFest store at 525 Clematis
Street in downtown West Palm
Beach. Regular one-day and four-
day SunFest tickets cannot be used
for the party, and there will be no
senior or children's discounts.
Sutka Productions Internation-
al, led by president and founder
Bruce Sutka and David Negri, has
offices in West Palm Beach and
New York. It is a vibrant, cpmpre-
hensive design house and vision-
ary production company whose
events feature the cr me de la
cr me of the corporate, social and
charityworlds.
SunFest, Florida's largest music,
art and waterfront festival, takes
place annually in downtown West
Palm Beach. SunFest 2005 is April
28 through May 1. For more infor-
mation about SunFest, visit
http://www.sunfest.com or call
(561) 659-5980 or (800) SUNFEST.


Big Lake Radio Club


sets goals for the year
Samuel S. Thomas, include parts of Western Palm
W3ALE, PIO Beach County, including Glades
County. The plan will be proposed,
At their first annual meting for through our local emergency con-
2005, the Big Lake Amateur Radio tact coordinator, Jim Sparks-
Club took time to review the events AA4BN to the county emergency
of 2004 and look forward to what's response teams. The club consid-
coming. ered putting a Special Event radio
There was a shortage of com- station. on the air during the
municators to respond for hurri- upcoming Sugar Festival. This will
cane shelters during the storms last let visitors contact persons from
year. Amateur radio has a special around the country and tell people
ability to get the message through across the country that our Sugar
when all other means of commu- Festival is a special event.
nication are down; being able to Persons visiting the festival can
use many frequencies, many drop by the on-site radio station
bands, many modes of communi- and talk to people around the
cations (voice, code, fax, teletype, world about this special time in
digital communication, etc.) Clewiston. Persons interested in
This provides reliability and the participating in emergency activi-
members of the club suggested ties, field days, special events sta-
that, considering the shortage of tions or who have an interest in
local operators and considering amateur radio are invited to get in
our needs, persons might be touch with the Big Lake Amateur
assigned to shelters with "CB- Radio Club. It meets the last Mon-
types" of radios, and put in touch day evening of each month, at 7:30
with a local amateur station that p.m. at Saint Martin's Church, 207
could relay messages to areas out- North W.C. Owens Ave., Clewis-
side of the city or country. ton. For more information call Eric
Radio coordination will take Rhinehart, W4KPG at (561) 924-
place from the Lee County line and 9270.


Wedding announcement


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predators such as ocelots,
pumas, jaguars, anacondas and


(Varanus niloticus) are- carnivo-
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mammals.


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announce the upcoming wed-
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Rope Huff to Kevin John Zarrella,
son of Mr. John Zarrella and Mrs.
Sally Newton on Saturday, Feb.
26, at 3 p.m. The wedding cere-


Pets turning wild:


Iguanas spreading
FORT LAUDERDALE- boa constrictors eat iguanas.
Brought into Florida as pets, igua- Iguana meat is considered a deli-
nas are a good example of how cacy by people in Central and
exotic animals can become a nui- South America.
sance across the state, says a Uni- Kern said it is illegal to release
versity of Florida (UF) pest man- any exotic animal in Florida,
agement specialist, including iguanas. Because they
Pet iguanas that have escaped are not native to Florida, they are
or been released are now well not protected in the state except
established throughout South by anti-cruelty laws.
Florida and can be found as far Green iguanas are listed by the
north as the Tampa Bay area, said Convention on International
Bill Kern, an assistant professor of Trade in Endangered .Species
entomology with UF's Institute of because of their economic
Food and Agricultural Sciences. importance and over-harvest for
"Florida's subtropical climate the pet trade. In Florida, all cap-
allows these large herbivorous tured iguanas must be kept in
(plant-eating) lizards to survive, captivity as pets or captive breed-
reproduce and become a perma- ing stock, or must be destroyed.
nent part of the environment," he They cannot be released into the
said. "As a result, tens of thou- wild, he said.
sands of iguanas are multiplying Iguanas, which are consid-
in SoThree large members of the ered exotic unprotected wildlife,
iguana family are common the can be captured and removed by
green iguana (Iguana iguana), property owners from their own
the Mexican spiny-tailed iguanaproperty at any time without spe-
(Ctenosaura pectinata) and the cial state or federal permits, Kern
black spiny-tailed iguana said: Some counties or munici-
(Ctenosaura similis). palities may have passed statutes
"Adult iguanas are large, pow- that protect these invasive
erful animals that can bite, cause exotics, sp check with local
severe scratch wounds with their authorities before removing igua-
extremely sharp claws and deliv- nas.
er a painful slap with their tail," They may be caught by hand,
Kern said. "These reptiles usually noose pole, net or trap. Only live
avoid people, but will defend traps and snares are legal in Flori-
themselves against people and da. Babies can be sold or given to
pets who try to catch or corner pet stores or exotic pet whole-
them." sales.
Wild adult iguanas, which can "When temperatures drop
be dangerous, never tame suffi- below 50 degrees Fahrenheit,
ciently and rarely make accept- cold-stunned iguanas can some-
able pets, he said. times be simply picked from
Damage caused by iguanas branches or picked up off the
includes eating valuable 'land- ground after they fall from trees,"
scape plants, shrubs and trees as he said.
well as orchids and many other Kern, a vertebrate pest man-
flowers. Iguanas do not eat citrus, agement expert at UF's Fort
but they like dooryard fruit such Lauderdale Research and Educa-
as berries, figs, mangoes, toma- tion Center, said male iguanas are
toes, bananas and lychees, Kern territorial against other males,
said. but are not territorial against
Mike Maunder, director 9f females and juveniles.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden "These large lizards like to
in Coral Gables, said hundreds df bask in the sun on sidewalks,
iguanas in its garden are a major docks, seawalls, landscape tim-
problem because they feed on bers and open mowed areas," he
important plant collections. said. "If frightened, green iguanas
"Iguanas will climb trees to and basilisks dive into water,
feed and young specimen trees making them very difficult to cap-
have been badly damaged and in ture. Spiny-tailed iguanas usually
some cases killed," he said. "Our retreat into their burrows."
historic hibiscus garden was While adult iguanas prefer
grazed to the ground and has feeding on foliage, flowers and
been moved to possibly a safer fruit, they will occasionally eat
location. The impact of these her- animal material such as insects,
bivorous animals in a botanic lizards and other small animals,
garden cannot be sustained five nestling birds and eggs. Juveniles
large iguanas eat as much as one eat more insects, and hatchling
sheep."
Maunder said their plant col- green iguanas eat the droppings
election will be subject to continu- of adult iguanas to acquire the
al damage from iguanas until an gut bacteria they needto digest
effective and humane manage- plant material, Kern said.
ment system can be initiated. "Don't feed iguanas in your
Iguanas also dig burrows that yard because it will attract more
undermine foundations and side- iguanas and create problems for
walks, Kern said. Iguana burrows you and your neighbors," Kern
next to seawalls cause erosion said. "Pans of cut fruit will attract
and eventual collapse of the rats and raccoons as well as igua-
walls. Droppings from iguanas lit- nas."
ter areas and may be a source of In addition, there are other
salmonella bacteria, which caus- large lizards established in Flori-
es food poisoning. da that some people mistake for
Alligators, dogs, raccoons and iguanas, he said. The brown
birds of prey are probably the basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) is a
only natural enemies of iguanas large lizard up to two feet in
in the suburban environments of length that occurs in the same
South Florida. Automobiles and areas as introduced iguanas.
people are the main cause of Knight anoles (Anolis equestris)
mortality of adult iguanas, he commonly reach between 12 to
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If you are going to fast make it fast


Wednesday was Ash Wednes- metabolism
day. For some Christians, this causing thi
marks a season of prayer and fast- resources.
ing. Many religions practice ritual body to co
fasting. Others may fast for medical instead of fa
reasons, to "detoxify" their bodies. On any
Most people can go without to drink e
food for a day or two without suf- maintain th
fearing any ill effect. However, for ance. Chec
some people fasting can be very advice abo.
dangerous. For those with blood
sugar problems and those on pre- A few m
scription medications, going with- a new strai
out food could be dangerous, calories an
Never attempt a fast without normal pi
first consulting your doctor. Your brand potal
doctor will consider your overall da. Critics o
health, as well as any prescription toes claim(
medications you are on before drate cont
advising if it is safe for you to fast potatoes "g
and how long you may fast. ful.
While those on a fast may lose So whei
weight, fasting is not a weight loss potatoes on
solution. Fasting triggers the market, I de

The healing


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Each year we are invited to
come together as a community to
take up the fight against cancer in
a fun-filled overnight event called
the Relay For Life. Sponsored by
the American Cancer Society, The
Relay For Life is a community-
supported, volunteer-driven,
team event, which helps raise
money to help prevent cancer,
save lives, and diminish suffering
from the disease.
The Clewiston Relay For Life
this year begins on Friday
evening, Feb. 18, at the Hendry
County Fairgrounds. All around
the fairgrounds, teams will set up
booths based on this year's
theme, "Take A Holiday From
Cancer".
For 18 hours, these teams of 10


n's "famine" mode,
e body to conserve its
It can also cause the
rnsume muscle tissue
At.
fast, it is very important
enough water, and to
e proper electrolyte bal-
k with your doctor for
ut supplements.
zI3
months ago, I read about
n of potatoes, lower in
id carbohydrates than
potatoes. The Sunlite
toes are grown in Flori-
f the new strain of pota-
ed that lower carbohy-
ent would make the
ummy," and less flavor-
n I saw some of these
n sale at a local super-
cided to try them.


One thing that impressed me is
that they appear to be fresher than
most supermarket potatoes. Most
potatoes are cold-stored and it may
be weeks or even months between
the time the potatoes are picked
and the time you purchase them.
I know from experience that
fresh potatoes have more flavor
than those that have been stored. I
was lucky enough to grow up on a
small farm and well remember the
flavor of potatoes dug, cooked and
consumed the same day.
The Sunlite potatoes are about
20 percent lower in calories than
russet potatoes; and, 30 percent
lower in carbohydrates. They con-
tain Vitamins B6 and C and potassi-
um. According to the marketing
company that packages the pota-
toes, the new strain of potatoes
was originally designed to have
more flavor than russet potatoes.


The difference in carbohydrate
level and calories was discovered
later.
One thing I noticed about the
Sunlite potatoes is that they have
lighter, thinner skins. I liked this
because I like to eat the skin with
the potato you get more of the
nutrients and fiber that way. I tried
baking them and they did well. The
skin did not dry out. The flavor was
good. The flesh of the potatoes was
not as flaky as that of a russet pota-
to, but I found the texture satisfac-
tory.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that.
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


power of Relay For Life


to 15 people will walk, jog, or run
around a track with a common
goal to raise money through
donations to help the American
Cancer Society work towards a
cure for cancer and to provide
care and hope for those affected
by cancer. Of course, the public is
invited to come check out the
booths, enjoy the good food, the
entertainment, the music, and the
great fun of the event.
The Relay will begin with a
"Survivor's Lap" at 6 p.m. The
luminary ceremony, a very touch-
ing event, will be at 9 p.m. Can-
dles are-lit in remembrance of
those who have lost their battle to
cancer, as well as in honor of
those who are survivors. To go
around the track and read all of.
the names is a heartfelt experi-
ence. These lights of hope and
remembrance will stay lit


High blood pressure


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I heard a statistic on TV that pre-
dicted by 2025, one out of three
persons will suffer from hyperten-
sion. That's quite a large number of
people! Tension comes from many
sources some beyond our con-
trol, but some areas are within our
power to change.
For many people, the source of
tension is misdirected.'A father has
a bad day on the job and nothing
goes right. He brings his feelings
home and takes things out on a
mother who is sure she had noth-
ing to do with it, but takes some
abuse and is on edge. The kids act
up and set her off-- getting a reac-
tion to their mischief that is out of
proportion to what they did.
They go after the dog, the dog
goes after the cat, and the cat
becomes the best mouse-chaser in
town. In reality, it is misdirected
anger that causes a lot of problems.
Often, the source of people's anger
is something they cannot name.
We don't seem to get mad at the
gas station attendant when the gas
goes up, but who is responsible?
Can we say "the Arabs" and let
them know about our feelings over
high prices? We're unhappy about
the situation and since the persons
responsible are untouchable,
someone nearby will have to hear
about it. An author of several books
told about having to wait in the
checkout line of a grocery store
and someone started to complain
about how long the lines were,
how there weren't enough
cashiers, how service had fallen off
and went on and on.
He said, "Excuse me, but you
have me mixed up with someone
you think wants to hear about your
problems."
The proper persons to hear
about it would have been the store
management, the cashier or some-
one who could do something to


change things and not an innocent
bystander. I see that in churches all
of the time. Someone is angry
about something that happened in
.a national convention so they take
it out on the local church.
The people who suffer have
nothing to do with the national
decisions, but you can be sure
they'll be the targets of someone
who is angry about something
going on somewhere else. The
sources of their anger, of course, go
blitherly on, their lives unchanged
and untouched by someone miles
away looking for vengeance.
There is a biblical parable about
tenants found in Mark 12. A man
plants a vineyard, rents it out and
goes away. When he sends mes-
sengers to collect his rent, they beat
them, send them away empty-
handed, and finally kill one of
them. The owner sends his son,
feeling that surely the son will be
respected. He too is killed.
Of course, the messengers and
the son have nothing to do with the
contract, the obligations of the ten-
ants or the feelings of the tenants


Black History
Part of our Black History is
the struggle we had for equali-
ty. In remembering and honor-
ing those who were on the fore-
front of the civil rights
movement in Florida, a cere-
mony was held in St. Augus-
tine, Jan. 28. It was a memo-
rable occasion and the
honorees were each recog-
nized for the significant role
they played in the 60's in the
fight for equal rights.
Mr. Melvin Thomas of
Harlem a former Sheriff Deputy
was one of the honorees. Com-
missioner Janet Taylor, his wife
Florida Thomas, and Mr. and
Mrs. Clifton Dykes attended the
ceremony. Commissioner Tay-


throughout the evening.
This week I came across a
photograph that I took at the 2003
Cancer Survivor Dinner. Some of
those lovely people are no longer
with us. As I look at the photo
from last year, I am reminded
even more of the loss of dear
friends and neighbors that will
not be in the photo this year.
The comfort that I hae comes
from knowing that no matter
what happens and life shows
us that it most likely will happen if
it has not already God will turn
our ashes to beauty and our sor-
rows to joy. It comes from our
abiding hope as Christians that
the day will come when we will
be with our Lord and our loved
ones, but in the meantime God
will make a way for us in this life-
time.
Understanding this, we can


come to the realization that can-
cer is not all-powerful. Because of
our relationship with our Lord,
there are things that cancer can't
do. It can't consume love. It can't
abolish hope, erode faith, or dis-
rupt peace. Cancer can't repress
courage, attack the soul, elimi-
nate eternal life, or conquer your
spirit.
The power of the Relay is that
it allows a community to grieve
for those lost to cancer and to cel-
ebrate the lives of those who have
survived. The power of Christiani-
ty is that we can enjoy the gift of
joy in days of health and strength,
and the gift of God's abiding pres-
ence and promise in days of pain
and grief.
Claim this and embrace this
and let yourself be blessed by this.


and misplaced anger
for the owner of the vineyard. They your own.
simply become a convenient That does not help anyone, not
source for displaced anger. That's even you. When Paul writes, "be
where tension comes from; dis- angry and sin not (Ephesians
placed anger never solves the prob- 4:26)" he admonishes us to stop
lem, never communicates to the using each other for whipping
source, never lets anyone say, boys. Figure out what or who
"There, I've gotten it off my chest!" makes you angry give them the
The victims ask themselves, benefit of your energies. It's better
"Hey, what did I do to deserve this?" for your blood pressure and may
They feel wronged and rightly so. be better all around!
They in turn feel like vengeance and
their blood pressure goes up too.
The biblical parable about the ten- .....y
ants is a play on words and ideas. 21 bs.
The owner of the vineyard sends his
son the tenants are -jealous and
say, "Come lets kill him and the
inheritance will be ours."
It is about the lord being reject- NIGH
ed by those whom, God has Mn. Chicken Cun
entrusted His world. That's the-
problem with displaced anger Wed, Salisbury Stea
you may pick the wrong person to I; v10tloaf
use for a scapegoat. You may do -
more damage than you ever imag-
ined. You can find yourself regret- -
ting an attack on someone who is
really innocent and on your side.
You add to the world's tensions and


Month tidbits


ouirtesy pJiiutu
Mr. Melvin Thomas
lor considered it an honor to be
able to represent Hendry Coun-
ty at such a marvelous affair.


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edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Clewiston High School soccer team
I had the pleasure of driving the girls to some of the games. I
could not believe what I saw on the field of play. With first year
coaches, Ms. Lisa, Ms. Keri and Ms. Keris' friend Molly, the lady Tigers
were terrific! With the coaches' enthusiasm, experience and love for
the game, the girl's play was out of this world. With six wins this year,
including a district game playoff win against Dunbar, they have
proven this year that they are a team to watch out for. With three sen-
iors leaving, the team for next year should be the best in the area-
This is a wake up call to everyone in Clewiston that there is a new
Tiger in town. Also thanks to the parents and fans that came to sup-
port the team this year. Job well-done girls.
Quit complaining and get involved
I would like to respond to "keep them at home for prom." I am a
graduate of CHS and all I ever heard from my classmates was, "Why
cant we go to the coast or Walt Disney World like the other schools?"
When the school finally allows the prom to be held in West Palm
Beach, parents are complaining. When I was in school, I was very
active and the parents that are complaining are the ones that have no
idea of what goes on or what it takes to put on a prom. These parents
that are complaining, where were you when work needed to be
done? If parents would quit complaining and get involved with their
children's lives, they might know what's going on. Why wait to the
last minute to complain about prom being held in West Palm Beach?
If parents were involved in helping with prom, they would know that
students come to take pictures, some will stay for the senior walk,
and then they go off to the coast for after prom. What is the differ-
ence in them driving to the coast after prom, and actually having
prom on the coast?

Kudos to the unhappy camper
Three cheers for the person who did the article "unhappy
campers" whoever it was sure hit the nail on the head, since the
majority of the tenants at the campground agree with the statements
made, the powers to be should take corrective action to remedy this
unpleasant situation.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I heard
your radio show on heartworms
this week. I didn't realize how bad
it could be. At what age do you
start a dog on heartworm preven-
tion? I'm a big fan of your show
Doc Jorge in Belle Glade.
A: Well hey there Jorge.
Thanks so much for listening. In
my opinion, I feel the best age to
start a puppy on heartworm pre-
vention is at the eight-week puppy
visit. This way prevention is start-
ed early in a very heartworm
endemic area. Great question by
the way. Best wishes. Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I think my
,dog stinks. How often can I bathe

War

Continued From Page 1
ually attracted to pre-pubescent or
post-pubescent children.
"There are psychological distinc-
tions between various classifica-
tions such as someone who rapes
adults and molests children," he
said. "But it's difficult to talk about a
predator in a single category. The
major distinction is the compulsive
behavior in the more serious cases.
The molester who seeks out chil-
dren because that is who they are
sexually attracted to has the highest
recidivism rate. These are the guys
who create the most problems and
get all the headlines."
Dr. Gunder said this group of
predators represents the smallest
percentage of sex offenders and
that most people who have offend-
ed in other ways can be rehabilitat-


my dog without drying out his
skin. Thanks Doc, Linda in Belle
Glade.
A: Ha! Pretty funny there Linda.
As long as your dog has healthy
skin, bathing once a week is fine.
Make sure it is a gentle soap-free
shampoo that won't strip off your
dog's topical flea prevention prod-
ucts. Best wishes. Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your answers weekly in the
Pet Corner. Be sure to tune into
The Savvy Vet Show each and
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on
93.5's The Big Dawg!
ed with the proper therapy. He also
clairnmThat the overall recidivism
rate is much less than a criminal
who, "say, likes to steal cars."
Dr. Gunder said the high recidi-
vism rate among sex offenders is a
myth and that not even the Depart-
ment of Justice has those numbers.
Representative Katherine Harris
doesn't agree with that sentiment.
According to a recent, letter by
Rep. Harris, addressing overall recidi-
vism, the Department of Justice
reports that sex offenders are four
times more likely to be rearrested for
asex crime than non-sex offenders.
Dr. Gunder does believe that
everyone convicted of a sex crime
should be evaluated and should be
in therapy. But what is fact and fic-
tion as to why sexual predators
offend, what is the state doing
about it, does sexual abuse create a
vicious circle, and what exactly is
loose in our community?


Poli*e The COPS program is another valu-
Pohlce' able tool the department relies
upon for a source of information.
Continued From Page 1 Captain Peterson said the eight-
in the battle. member COPS unit works
Captain Peterson also credited extremely hard and cares about
the tremendous efforts of the Citi- what's going on in their communi-
zens on Patrol (COPS) program. ty.


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Letter to the Editor


Getting duped
I address this issue to you and
all business storeowners and resi-
dents of Hendry County. It has
come to my attention that we
have all been made fools of when
complying with our local Build-
ing and Zoning ordinances.
I say this because right now
there are businesses operating on
residentially zoned properties.
These businesses are always clas-
sified as commercial or industrial
in nature. These types of viola-
tions have been brought to the
attention of the Building and-the
Zoning departments in Hendry
County on more than one occa-
sion. Documentation and
requests for responses were hand
delivered in June 2004 to both
elected officials and appointed
department heads. This docu-
mentation was obtained by pub-
lic records at various depart-


ments within Hendry County it
was precise and self-evident. The
violations and deceptions were
both presented in writing and
verbally. The best response that I
received was "We have red
tagged it (the businesses) and
there is nothing else we can do
about it".
Some of the violations are 1.)
No true commercial building
structure, it is actually a very old
mobile home. 2.) Commercial
building permitting and construc-
tion approved under fraudulent
applications and intent of use. 3.)
Improper use and abuse of coun-
ty road right-of-ways.
4.) Hazardous areas accessi-
ble to children. These violations,
which are blatant, have simply
been glossed over and ignored.
I have been a lifelong resident
of Hendry County and I have
been made to tear down this
same type of structures for the


same type of violations. And yet,
in this time of compliance and
regulations, the above-men-
tioned businesses are allowed to
continue.
I have had to endure, both
financially and time hard spent,
long procedural methods to com-
ply with all local, county and state
building regulations. All this, just
to open my business and then to
continue to improve and operate
it. The list of compliances goes
on and on. But if I want to stay in
business "1" must suffer through
this.
Or should I? In hindsight per-
haps I really should have just
hung out a sign and opened the
doors. To think of the tens of
thousands of dollars I would have
saved by just ignoring the proper
and required procedures.
Because apparently there is no
enforcement to comply.
Is this the future of Hendry


County? I ask this of both the resi-
dents and the respected business
owners of commercial property.
If the people of Hendry County
feel that new comers should
comply with our regulations as
we have had to and continue to;
then please let your elected com-
missioners know how you feel.
Perhaps when they hear it from
the masses and not just a few,
they may consider our concerns
and open their eyes on our regu-
lating departments.
If our concerns fall on deaf
ears and no actions are taken,
then I question who is account-
able for the deceptions and viola-
tions of our properties and means
of making a living.
Zoning Hearings are held as
scheduled; the next one is Feb 9.
Commissioner Meetings are held
twice a month, next one is Feb. 8
and then Feb. 22.
David McCall


Harlem Highlights


Thought for today
Our first task in approaching
other people, other cultures,
other religions, is to take off our
shoes, for the place is holy. Else
-we may find ourselves treading
on peoples dreams. More serious
still, we may forget that God was
there before we arrived.

Pageant/Black
History Program
Each of you is invited to partici-
pate, on the program to climax
Black 'History Month. The pro-
gram will be held the last Friday in
February. Program coordinators
to contact are Emma Dixon,
Priscilla Brown, and Pat McGriff if
you are interested in assisting. We
want to make this a memorable
program.
Everybody's Birthday and Pret-
ty Hat Fashion Show
Chairperson, Ruby Williams, is
inviting each of you to "Every-
body's Birthday Dinner/Pretty Hat
Fashion Show" to be held on the
third Saturday in March at 7 p.m.
at the Harlem Civic Center. For
more information, contact Sis.
Williams or any other committee
members.

Lifeguards needed
Lifeguard/head lifeguard


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(endorsed for instruction) open-
ings at East Recreation in Harlem.
Applications available and accept-
ed at sub-office and personnel
office in Labelle, until positions are
filled. Applicant must be certified
Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR prior to
employment.
The first meeting for lifeguard
training will be Monday, March 14
at 5:30 p.m. at the Youth Center.
Must be 16 and up and the fee will
be $150 per person. If you have
any questions, do not hesitate to
callAngie Kelley at (863) 983-1492.

East Harlem
Recreation
Little League Basketball -has
begun. Parents and all are urged to
come out and watch the little ones
in action. Coach Johnny Jackson
and staff are doing a marvelous
job with our children. A schedule
will be in the next issue for your
information.
Basketball
The Lady Tigers played the last


season game on Monday, Jan. 31
at home against the Lady Dragons
of cake Placid. No score at the
time of this column. The girls' dis-
trict games will be announced
later this week. Good luck Lady
Tigers in district playoffs. Go
Tigers!
The Tigers' remaining games
include:
Friday, Feb. 11 Okeechobee
(HOME) game time 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12 Pahokee
. (HOME) game time 6:15 p.m.
If you have not been to any
games, catch these remaining
games and enjoy some good high
school basketball. Go Tigers!
Glades Choir Union
The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
of South Bay will host the Choir
Union, the fourth Sunday in this
month (February) at 3:30 p.m.
Each of you is invited to attend. If
you would like to unite, please
attend. Rev. Roosevelt Cooper,
Host Pastor; Sis. Emma Dixon,
President; Rev. James Davis, Vice
President; Minister Ivory Rich, Sec-
retary; Bro. Hylton Clarke, Treasur-
er.
In-service meeting for Dr.
Piper's Center
All Foster grandparents are
asked to attend a two-hour session
in Labelle Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. until
noon in the United Way building.


Family and
Friends Day
Pastor Brown and the members
of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church thanked their guests and
many friends for coming and shar-
ing in Family and Friends Day, Jan.
30. The service began with an
inspirational devotion followed by
songs of worship from the Mass
Choir and OFC. The message deliv-
ered by Rev. Brown was "Stand."
After the service, family and friends
were served a delicious dinner.

Happy birthday
greetings
Birthday wishes goes out to:
Rhonda Humphrey, Latasha Byrd,
Eddie Redd Jr., Delores "Cookie"
Brown, Roberta Brinkley (Jennetta
Brown's mother) and all born this
first week of February. God bless
each of you.

Happy anniversary
Melvin and Sandra Jones cele-
brated their 34th wedding anniver-
sary Jan. 18. Congratulations and
God bless you with many more
years of happiness.
Congratulations to John and
Jennetta Brown. The couple cele-
brated their 20th anniversary Jan.
18. God bless you on your anniver-
sary.


Chamber Buzz


Clewiston Jiffy
We welcome Clewistpn Jiffy as
a new Chamber member. They are
located at 432 West Sugarland
Highway. Mohammed Zaman and
his employees will welcome you
24 hours a day to meet your needs
for Marathon fuel and any conven-
ience store items you need.
Christopher "Topher"
& Gloria Kuechmann
The Chamber welcomes Topher
and Gloria Kuechmann as new
members. Christopher has been the
Clewiston Library director for the
past three years. They've both been
very active in community functions
since their arrival and it's good to
have them join our Chamber.

Reel Dreams
Guide Service
We welcome Reel Dreams
Guide Service as a new business
member. If you are looking for a
fishing guide on the lake, contact
Captain Mark King or his wife,
Diane, at 983-9950. They moved to
Clewiston from Ohio and have
been, in business here for about
one and a half years.
Stanton Mobile
Home Sales
The Chamber welcomes back
Stanton Mobile Home Sales, Inc. If
you are looking for quality manu-
factured homes with service to
match, see Tony Shanahan and his
crew at 1312 W. Sugarland Hwy or
visit their Web site at www.stanton-
homes.com or give them a call at
983-8106.
Tourism update
The EverStart and FLWWal-Mart
Fishing Events were great success-
es. The fishermen (and women)
had a great time and the catches of
fishwerevery impressive.
While it was fairly cool according
to us locals, those who came from
other places found the weather very
temperate. Special thanks to Chief
Don Gutshall, the Clewiston Police
Department and their COPS Pro-
gram for the special emphasis on
security. It really paid off. Of course,
the hard work of Mary Ann Martin,
Ramon Iglesias, George Poppa and
the entire crew at Roland & Mary
Ann Martin's Marina was the key to
planning and conducting the local
support for the events.
We are pleased to have the
ESPN Outdoors BASSMASTERS
Series in Clewiston for four events
this year. The first was on Jan. 23
with 140 boats competing. They'll
be back for events on Feb. 27, April
3 and May 1.


ChamberBuzz-
What's going on.
Rhonda Lockmiller at Body
Shapers recently started providing
Yoga and Pilates Classes on Tues-
days and Thursdays at 6 p.m. They
are now adding Aerobics Classes
on Monday and Fridays at 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. These classes are $7 for
each hour session.
Scott and. Suzanne Martin are
now the proud proprietors of Scott
Martin's Anglers Marina. We wish
Gary Abel well in his future endeav-
ors and extend our thanks for his
faithful support of the Chamber
over the years. I
Dennis Mann at Scoopy-Doo's
has added steaks to his nightly
menu. They've got ribeyes and filet
mignons available.
Thanks to our
renewing members
BassBusters Team Tournament
Trail; Billie Swamp Safari; Boy, Miller,
Kisker & Perry, PA; E. F. Collins, DDS;
Crooked Hook R.V Resort; Crumb's
Well Drilling; Earle E. Edwards, III,
DDS; Eye Centers of Florida; Feath-
ers' Dry Cleaning; Florida Commu-
nity Health Center; Florida Favorite
Fertilizer; John Fraser; Fry Hardware
Company; The Glades; Hare Lum-
ber & Ready Mix; Hendry County
Fair & Livestock Show; Hendry
County Rodeo Association; Hendry
Regional Medical Center;
Junior Achievement; Labor
Finders; Lake Surgical; Maxis
Screen Printing; Mother Goose &
Friends Daycare; Royal Palm Trailer
Park; Scott Martin's Anglers Marina;
Curtiss & Mary Edith Pullen; Semi-
nole Casino-Immokalee; Seminole
Tribe Motocross; Sonny's Real Pit
Bar-B-Q; South Central Florida
Express; Sprint; The Attic Shop;
True Value Hardware of Clewiston;
Vickers Chiropractic & Rehab Clinic
Workforce Council of SW Florida.
February Chamber
Social Is Feb. 24
Our February Business Social
will be held in conjunction with the
ribbon cutting ceremonies for the
newly remodeled Badcock Home
Furniture & More located at 117
South Bond Street The festivi-
ties will begin at 3 p.m., Feb. 24.
Stick around! The Chamber Busi-
ness Social will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Bring along a friend and take alookat
the remodeled store and furnishings.
Dolly Hand
CulturalArts
On Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Seven
Brides for Seven Brothers is all bois-
terous fun and romance that
harkens back to the glory Says of


the movie musical. Let's not forget
to get the kids involved. The Kazoo-
bie Kazoo Show with Rick Hub-
bard will be presented on Saturday,
Feb. 12 at 1 *-a.m. As Rick performs
on guitar, banjo, steel drum and
other exotic instruments, kids par-
ticipate on stage-dancing,
singing, shaking maracas, or play-
ing inflatable guitars. Please call
(561) 993-1160 for further informa-
tion or to purchase tickets.

Annual American Red
Cross golf tourney
Postponed from September,
due to the hurricanes, this tourna-
ment has been re-scheduled for
Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Clewiston
Golf Course. Players and teams are
still needed. The deadline date for
sign up is noon, Feb. 14.
The format will be four-man
teams. Players can form their own
teams or sign up to be placed on a
team. The cost is $50 per person,
which includes green fees, cart,
goodie bag for each player and
lunch. This year's tournament,
sponsored by the Clewiston Fire


Department and United States
Sugar Corporation, is dedicated to
emergency personnel in our com-
munities. And the good news is the
proceeds from the tournament stay
in our communities.
The tournament begins at 9
a.m. with a shotgun start. Call 983-
1448 to sign up for the event..

Community health fair
is coming soon
This event is free. Got your atten-
tion? The Hendry/Glades Health Fair
will be at the Clewiston Middle
School on Sunday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. There will be exhibits on
health and safety, hamburgers and
hot dogs, games & prizes, entertain-
ment and much more.
On a more serious note, there
will be medical & dental screen-
ings available, including blood
pressure, glucose, HIV testing,
mammograms, bone density
tests and eye/hearing exams.
Here's a great opportunity to
take a few hours and get some
valuable health information. For
more information call 983-1123.


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Two arrested in $1.2 million drug scam


ATTENTION


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrests of two men and
charges against a third for their
alleged involvement in an inter-
state prescription drug operation
with purchases totaling more than
$1.2 million.
Joseph Gonzalez, 40, of Miia-
mar, and John Cobey, 35, of Fort
Myers, are accused of facilitating
the sale of prescription drugs with
fake pedigrees, including medica-
tion intended for cancer patients.
Under a recent Florida law
advanced by Attorney General
Crist, a drug cannot be legally sold
in Florida without a valid pedigree


guaranteeing that it is authentic
and has been properly stored.
Gonzalez was arrested in Fort
Lauderdale and Cobey surren-
dered at the Lee County Jail- Also
being sought in the scheme is
Jose L. Benitez, 51, of Homestead.
According to an arrest affidavit,
Gonzalez allegedly facilitated
transactions between Benitez,
who operated an unlicensed
Miami drug wholesaling opera-
tion, and Cobey, owner of the
now-defunct Broward County
drug wholesaler Atlantic Diabetic
Supply. The drugs, believed to
have been diverted from Medicaid
between November 2001 and


April 2002, were eventually sold to
other wholesalers with forged
pedigree papers. The drugs sold
included Epogen, Procrit and
Serostim.
"Putting profit over the health
and safety of cancer patients is as
low as it gets," said Crist. "This
case vividly demonstrates why our
new drug pedigree law is an
important tool for protecting the
health of medical patients."
Gonzalez and Cobey are
charged with one count of organ-
ized fraud over $50,000, a first-
degree felony punishable by up to
30 years in prison. Benitez is


charged with the same crime as
well as 12 counts of possession of
legend drugs with intent to sell, a
third-degree felony punishable by
up to five years in prison. The
defendants will be prosecuted by
the Attorney General's Office of
Statewide Prosecution.
Gonzalez's arrest was conduct-
ed by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement (FDLE), follow-
ing a joint investigation by FDLE,
the Attorney General's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit, Miami-Dade
Police, the Bureau of Pharmacy
Services, and the Food and Drug
Administration.


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Developers,
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Courtesy photo/City of Clewiston/Ben Sanford
Clewiston gets new fire truck
The Clewiston Volunteer Fire Department hosted the January Chamber of Commerce
Social Jan. 18 to show off the city's new fire truck, Engine 8. Pictured with the truck are
Clewiston firefighters, Chief Rob Hunton, Chuck Pelham, Jimmy Pittman, Tom Waddell,
Matt Beatty, Kevin McCarthy, Travis Reese and Pete Garcia. The new E-ONE fire truck
replaces a 25-year-old truck. It is a combination pumper/rescue truck with a 1,000 gallon
water tank and a 1,268 GPM pump. Among its many features are two high-pressure hose
reels for the 'Uaws of Life," one for the spreader and one for the shears. Engine 8 is also
equipped with a 5,000-watt generator for running lights, tools, and smoke ejectors. The
ladders are mounted on an electric rack, which can be lowered within reach from the
ground.


Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.


Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
has just opened its business to
Clewiston residents and offers a
variety of services that don't
require the normal expenses
related to visiting law firms.
Services include identity theft


Staff photo/Brenda Jaramillo
Thomas Flewellyn, III, is
offering up his services to
local residents. Pre-Paid
Legal Services, Inc. is locat-
ed in Greenacres, but has
service available for local
needs.


protection, motor vehicle and
traffic violations, wills, contracts,
documents, and IRS audits.
According Thomas Flewellyn, III,
the business offers affordable
legal protection and identity theft
protection throughout the United
States and Canada. Mr. Flewellyn
said the future plans of the busi-
ness are to provide equal justice
under law a reality for all Ameri-
cans. The business provides
round-the-clock availability to its
clients.
'All of us can use the advise of
a lawyer before make a decision,"


said Mr. Flewellyn, who pointed
out that identity theft is the num-
ber one crime and his services
can provide the protection citi-
zens needs in safeguarding them-
selves from this growing epidem-
ic.
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. is
located in Greenacres, however
Clewiston residents can contact
Mr. Flewellyn, Clewiston's newest
chamber of commerce member,
at (561) 313-6572 or (561) 667-
2556. Mr. Flewellyn can also be
reached at tflewellyn@prepaidle-
gal.com/hub/tflewellyn.


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removers, Brake fluid, Anti-freeze, Flammable liquids,
Kerosene, Stale gasoline, Metal and Furniture polish,
Engine degreasers, Unknown chemical & Aerosols,
Used oil limit 5 gal. Hearing Aid, Button Batteries,
Unbroken Fluorescent lamps, Pesticides, Herbicides,
Fungicides, Fertilizers, Swimming pool chemicals,
Photo chemicals, Chemistry sets, Poisons, Outdated
Medicines, Household cleaning fluids- Bleach,
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School Happenings


Central Elementary
Last Friday, Mr. Munch, our
PE teacher sponsored a Water
Safety Day. The Army Corps of
Engineers came and instructed
each grade level on the impor-
tance of Water Safety. A demon-
stration was presented on how
to use life preservers. Each child
participated in a relay race using
the life preservers.
Progress Reports and Possi-
ble Retention Letters went home
with students on Wednesday,
Feb. 9. Please contact your
child's teacher if you do not
receive a Progress Report.
We want to wish fourth grade
good luck on Florida Writes! It
will be given on Feb. 8 and 9. All
fourth graders in the state will be
taking the exam on this day.
Florida Writes is a state-mandat-
ed test for 4th grade.
School Advisory committee
will meet Feb. 17 in the Princi-
pal's Conference area. The meet-
ing will be at 5:30 pm.
Fifth grade students will be
having their S.T.A.N.D. gradua-
tion on Friday, Feb. 18.
FCAT is quickly approaching!
FCAT begins on Monday, Feb. 28
and continues through the week
for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade stu-
dents. Third grade students who
score a level 1 in reading will be
held back in 3rd grade. Please
make sure you are working and
reviewing reading and math
skills with your child.
We want to congratulate all
students who met their Acceler-
ated Reader goal for the second
nine weeks. These students
were honored in an assembly
and given a prize for meeting
their goal.
Second nine weeks AR Goal
Grabbers
FIRST GRADE: Emily Akin,
Taniya Byrd, Karen Velasquez,
Davis Witt, Coretta Ewan, Brian-
na Hobbs, Micquiera Johnson,
Savannah Martinez, Guadalupe
Trevino, Alan Fernandez, Julio
Valdez, Samuel Rivera, and
Flavie Thivierge.
SECOND GRADE: Odalys Del-
Rio, Jesarela Negrete, Joseph
Todd, Ashley Akin, Nancy Castil-
lo, Valeria Cerda, Kristin Gray,
Cassandra Hernandez, Jesus


Ramirez, Kayla Rosen, Zachery
Smith, Daniel Valle, Alissia Vil-
lalobos, Kimberly Zamora,
Agustin Aguirre, Danaida Gilkes,
Elexis Holligan, Carla Izaguuirre,
Daniel Martinez, Garardo Tapia,
Walter Vasquez, Ashley Adams,
Le'Airra Myers, Julio Rivero,
Naquan Robinson, Vanessa
Rodriguez, Adrain Avelaar, Ale-
jandro Mendoza, Susan Walker,
Andriaha Weston, and Cheyenne
Zimmerman.
THIRD GRADE: Michelle Car-
reno, Leonel Navarrete, Mindy
Paniagua, Carlos Alverez
Gerardo Vasquez, Michael
Carreno, Cheyenne Lusk, Marl-
isha Pass, Fredranesha Ford,
Guadalupe Guzman, Jenny
Lopez, Christain Rodriguez, Alan
Rudd, Josvany Pastor, Celia
Pena, Jalen Rushing, Juan
Salazar, David L. Silvas, and Ash-
ley Zimmerman.
FOURTH GRADE: Destiny
Childs, Courtney Crawford,
Eugene Farmer, Josue Pardo,
Jessica Rico, Jose Salazar,
Vitalino Velasquez, Erica West-
berry, Austin Adams, Celeste
Castaneda, Kaleb James, Seleny
Lopez, Maria Mendoza, Eliza-
beth Minero, Andy Paniagua,
Kendall Rowell, Rontavious
Lane, Vanessa Rivero, and
Emmanual Castillo.
FIFTH GRADE: Amber .Ens-
minger, Tykwan Fryson, Ana Flor
Gonzales, Daondra Johnson,
Robert Lake, Cassandra Pani-
agua, Maury Skinner, Lameeka
Spencer, Sarah Tapia, Delendio
Watson, Jason Williams, Octavia
Baker, Luis Ballesterous, Christi-
na Beacciale, Erich Brinkman,
Ramon Diaz, Jose Flores, Shaila.
Gonzales, Mikeya Herring,
Shaprice Howard, Alex Lester,
Priscilla Marante, Zachary Mar-
tinez, Christopher McDonald,
Sadie Penny, Joy-Anna Bryan,
Luis Garcia, Brenda Prudencio,
Olivia Rushing, Shamus
Samerdyke, Georg Alarcon, John
Carter, Nancy Casteneda, Jessica
Evans, Elmer Pacheco, Lizzette
Trujillo, and Erica Velasquez.
Clewiston
High School
A/B Honor Roll 04/05
1ST Sem. 2nd nine weeks


Sugar Festival honoree


nomi nations sOlicited


Planning for Clewiston's 19th
Annual Sugar Festival on Satur-
day, April 16 is underway and
nominations are being sought for
this year's Sugar Festival honoree.
Each year, the festival honors an
individual or a family that has
made long-term contributions to
eastern Hendry County
These could be pioneers,
descendants of pioneers or long-
term residents of the area. Past
honorees have included Dr.
Henry Wren Shupe, Beryl Bow-
den, Jack Fry, Gaynam D. Rack-
straw, John B. Boy, Sr., Dr. J.D.
Forbes, J. Nelson Fairbanks, Dan


McCarthy, Vee Frierson Platt, Han-
nah York Beardsley, Joe A.
Hilliard, William Stitt, Marianne
and Moye Bishop, the E.E. "Pop"
Kelly Family, Miller Couse, R.E.
"Bob" McDaniel, Sr. and Mary
Lee McDaniel, and Karl Larsen.
Nominations can be submit-
ted in letter format to the Sugar
Festival Committee, PO Box 1073,
Clewiston, FL 33440 and must be
received no later than Feb. 23. For
additional information, please
contact Jeff Barwick (983-7979),
Mali Chamness (983-8191) or
Nilda Sparks (983-8191).


9th Grade: Allison Barnes, Ali-
cia Cutshaw, Brandon Drake,
James Edens, Amelia Gutierrez,
Jasmine Hawkins, Mary Hegley,
Evan Hoffman, Sada James,
Brendia Johnson, E'Bonnie Mar-
tin, Jeremy McCluskey, Jennifer
McGee, Gildardo Mendoza, Yudy
Palacios, Jessica Paloblanco,
Johnathon Parkerson, Amy Pat-
terson, Jermesha Peete, Bran-
don Pena, Juan Pena, Nicholas
Raiola, Kaniesha Redd, Tyler
Riechman, Alexander Rubio,
Paul Runkles, Laura Sainz, Jessi-
ca Samuel, Maria Trnka, Stacee
Varnum, Alma Vazquez, Veroni-
ca Villegas, Kiomi Williams, and
Nicole Zimmerman.
10th Grade: Joshua Adams,
Jamar Boykin, Jared Combass,
Alton Edmond, Heather Ezell,
Douglas Garrett, Christin Harris,
Robert Lane, Charles Martin, Lea
Montoya, Patrick Morton, Micah
Mungillo, Roxanne Munoz, Mira-
cle Odom, Ashley Ortega, Fabio-
la Paniagua, Mallory Pittman,
Nicole Pope, Tracy Racicot, Erik
SanGabriel, Christy Soriano, Bri-
anna Weeks, Jade Weiss, Carl
Whitehead, Classy Williams,
and Brittany Yates.
11th Grade: Zulay Arnold,
Brooke Beatty, Arelie Beltran,
Jennifer Bridgman, Pedro
Bruno, Kelvin Casillas, Clari-
bel Davila, Julian Gonzalez,
James Hainley, Heather Hedrick,
Karl Henry, Rocio Heredia, Dora
Hernandez, Yadira Lorenzo,
Daneisha McBride, Johannah
McIntyre, William Mergott, Katri-
na Norton, Krunal Patel,
Stephanie Peete, Maria Perez,
Charmellia Purdue, Jose Reyes,
Nancy Rivera, Rebecca Rivera,
Bianca Sandoval Rosie Sierra,
Alicia Stallworth, Iris Valdes,
Kadie Vita, and Marcus Walker.
12th Grade: Alisa Abreu,


Jameika Adams, Terra Arm-
strong, Henry Baker, Courtney
Barton, Oswaldo Bedolla,
. Rachel Bellamy, Melvin Bonilla,
Ronald Brown, Amelia Burciaga,
Maria Camejo, Lauren Collins,
Teresa Cornejo, Alma Delatorre,
Kristyn Ezell, Amber Ferguson,
Andres Fuentes, Maribel Garcia
Mauricio Garcia, Vanity Green,
Rebecca Hancock, Jose Herrera,
Savannah Hunter, Geraldine Ifill,
Amalia Jaimes, Samantha
James, Brent Johnston, Kristine
Loper, Tchanavia Marshall, Yese-
nia Mendoza, Cassandra Mesa,
Kendall Miller, Jamell Moody,
Michael Murphy, Jesus Nunez,
Guadelupe Paniagua, Sarah
Patrick, Sarah Peduzzi, Joshua
Pope, Marissa Pope, Juan M.
Ramirez, Tyler Remerow, Selena
Romero, Ashley Rouse, James
Royal, Noelle Schneider, Zakir
Seymour, Amber Shannon,
Cheryl Shaw, Randy Valadez,
Blanca Vazquez, Elgenette
Williams, Melanie Wilson, Jean
Zamora, and Ruben Zamora.
Principal's honor roll
1st Sem. 2nd 9 weeks
9th Grade: Taylor Howell,
Yexica Perez, and Jessica Rios.
10th Grade: Mirian Velasquez,
and Reina Villegas.
1lth Grade: Michael
Cameron, David Dowdle, Arelis
Hernandez, Kyle Kirstein, Julio
Paniagua, Rebecca Patrick,
Jessica Rosen, Miranda Waddell,
Pan Wang, and Leslie Williams.
12th Grade: Juliana Alfonso,
Michael Ashton, Steven Barnes,
Brittany Cockram,
Glentoria Coleman, Kevin
Easdale, Maylin Garcia, Christo-
pher Lowe, Rokeisha Moore,
Matthew Parantha, Claudia Pru-
dencio, Sarah Williams, and Lyn-
dsey.


Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Eleventh grade student of the Eleventh grade student of
month for January Is Corwin the month for January is
Bass Dora Hernandez

Clewiston High School

Students of the Month
A Student of the Month is a student who works hard, puts
forth great effort in all that they do, is honest, reliable and
dependable and sets a good example for the student
body. Our students, to achieve this hohor for January are
Corwin Bass, grade 11 and Dora Hernandez, grade 11.
These winners are recognized on our Web site
chs.hendry-schools.org, and are treated to lunch at
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Better," beauty pageant will fea-
ture local men in drag compet-
ing to see who looks the best in
a dress and make-up at 2 a.m.
Saturday, while participants who
complete the 18-hour marathon
will be treated to a pancake
breakfast from 7-8 a.m. Saturday
morning, sponsored by the
Clewiston Lions Club.
And if all that weren't
enough, a Japanese film crew
will be on hand Thursday night
filming, as part of planning to
begin a series of Relay for Life
events in Japan.
The theme. for this year's
event, sponsored by United
States Sugar Corporation, with
the Hendry County Fair Board as
the site sponsor, is "Take a Holi-
day from Cancer," and while the
carnival activities are likely to
put those attending in a holiday
mood, Relay for Life is the signa-
ture event each year in the
American Cancer Society's
fundraising endeavors aimed at
finding a cure for cancer.
According to Ms. Rodriguez,


a 12-year cancer survivor her-
self, cancer survivors and care-
givers of cancer patients are
encouraged to register at 5:30
p.m. Friday for, the Survivor's
Lap, which kicks.off the annual
event, or the Caregiver's Lap,
new this year, which will imme-
diately follows the Survivor's
Lap. A free dinner for cancer sur-
vivors and caregivers, sponsored
by the Clewiston Rotary Club,
will follow.
The luminaire ceremony,
sponsored by, Clewiston High
School Health Occupations Soci-
ety of America (HOSA) students
and their advisor Mary Thomas
is expected to be especially
moving. Cancer survivors tell
their stories and candles repre-
senting those battling cancer,
survivors and those lost to the
disease remain lit throughout
the evening, reminding those
attending of the impact of the
disease on the community and
kindling the hope that a cure will
be found..
Twelve teams have signed up
to raise funds at the annual
event, which will pit United
States Sugar Corporation and
Southern Gardens against one
another in a battle royal to see


who raises the most money.
Other teams include First Bank,
Greater Friendship Baptist
Church of Harlem, Eastside,
Westside and Central Elemen-
tary Schools in Clewiston,
Clewiston High School's HOSA,
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter, First United Methodist
Church Youth Group and the
Hendry County Fair Board.
Sixty local businesses and
individuals have purchased Sun-
shine signs, listing the names of
businesses or individuals and
their support of the American
Cancer Society, which will line
the track during Relay for Life.
Relay for Life began in 1985
when an oncologist in Washing-
ton State ran laps on a track for
24 hours, raising $27,000 himself
that first year. Since then, the
American Cancer Society has
hosted 3,800 Relay for Life
events nationally, raising $300
million, with 500,000 cancer sur-
vivors participating.
For more information, or to
sign up to participate in the
annual Relay for Life event,
phone event chairperson Sandi
Rodriguez at 983-7813 or (863)
983-6576.


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Moore Haven spring schedule


Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Tenth grade athlete of the Ninth grade athlete of the
month for January is Daniel month for January is Veroni-
Rifa ca Villegas.

Clewiston High School


Athletes of the Month


An Athlete of the Month is an
athlete who works hard, puts
forth great effort in both prac-
tices and events, is honest, reli-
able and dependable and sets a
good example for the entire
team. Our athletes selected for
this month are Daniel Rifa,


grade 10 (a member of the
wrestling team) and Veronica
Villegas, ninth grade (a member
of the soccer team). These win-
ners are recognized on our Web
site chs.hendry-schools.org,
and are treated to lunch at
Sonny's.


2005 Moore Haven Terrier
Baseball
Feb. 16: at St. John Neumann-
Preseason Classic, 4 p.m.
Feb. 19: at St. John Neumann-
Preseason Classic, 2 p.m.
Feb. 22: at Glades Central, 7


p.m.
Feb. 24: hosts Immokalee, 5


p.m.
Feb. 25: at St. Edwards, 6 p.m.
March 7: hosts Evangelical, 4


p.m.
March 10: at Clewiston, 6 p.m.
March 11: hosts St. John Neu-
mann, 7 p.m.
March 15: at Community
School of Naples, 4:30 p.m.
March 18: hosts Canterbury, 7
p.m.
March 21: hosts Lehigh, 7
p.m.
March 22: at SW Florida Chris-
tian, 4 p.m.
March 24: hosts Glades Cen-
tral, 7 p.m.
March 29: at Canterbury, 4
p.m.
April 1: hosts Clewiston 7
p.m.
April 4: at Florida Prep. Acade-
my, 4 p.m.
April 5: hosts SW Florida


Tigers show well at mat tourney.
Facing a grueling weekend of nament with a record of 5-2. victories in the 152-pound divi-
wrestling action, the Clewiston "He wrestled very well this sion, in finishing the tournament
Tigers emerged from a 32-team weekend," said Alford. "Kris has 2-2 and is gaining confidence as
tournament with some promis- come a long way since the begin- the season progresses.
ing showings. ning of the season." "He wrestled better than he
Head coach Jess Alford is Daniel Rifa, wrestling in the has all season," said Alford. "And
encouraged at the pace his 119-pound weight division, had a he is continuing to improve with
squad is developing their skills. solid outing for Tigers. Rifa each match."
"This was a tough tourna- notched out a pair of victories There is no substitute for mat
ment and we are still a develop- and finished 2-2 for the weekend. A
ing team," said Alford. "I thought Rifa came close to placing, with time and Alford is watching his
that the kids wrestled hard and both of his losses coming at the young team progress in the direc-
never quit. That's a good sign for expense of very close decisions. tion that is sparking some excite-
our future." Michael Zamora (145 ment for his program.
Half of the Tiger grapplers pounds) also finished 2-2 for the Josh Egan-Wyer, Anthony
posted victories over the course Tigers. Zamora's only losses Smith, Isaish Escorcia, and Adam
of heavy competition. Picking up were to the eventual first and Haire all competed in the tourna-
five victories and placing fifth third place finishers in the tour- ment without scoring a victory,
overall was 140-pound Kristo- nament. but wrestled well for the Tiger
pher Smith who ended the tour- Alton Edmond put up a pair of squad.

Annual Red Cross Golf Tournament


The 2005 Annual Red Cross
Tournament is set for Saturday,
Feb. 19, at the Clewiston Golf
Course. Registration begins at
7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9
a.m. Register at the Pro Shop or
call (863) 983-1448. Deadline for
registrations is noon, Feb. 14.
The American Red Cross dedi-
cates this year's tournemr.nt to
the emergency personnel in our


communities.
The Clewiston Fire Depart-
ment and U.S. Sugar Corporation
sponsor the event. Other spon-
,sors include Wal-Mart, Langford
Ford of LaBelle, Lyons Printing,
and the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners.
The format is a four-player
team scramble with players able
to combine their own team, or


sign up and be placed on a team.
It's $50 per player and includes
green
fees, cart, goodie bag, and
lunch. ,
Originally scheduled for Sept.
11, 2004, the tournament was
rescheduled due to the over-
whelming needs of the Red Cross,
volunteers during the hurricane
season.


Christian, 6 p.m.
April 8: at St. John Neumann,


4 p.m.
April 11: at Out-Of-Door Acad-
emy (Double header), 11.
April 12: hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 19: at Evangelical, 7 p.m.
April 21: hosts St. Edwards, 4


p.m.
April 22: hosts Community
School of Naples, 7 p.m.
April 26: hosts Florida Prep.
Academy (senior night), 7 p.m.
April 28: at Immokalee, 5 p.m.


April 29: at Labelle, 7 p.m.


Moore Haven High School
2005 Varsity Softball Schedule
Feb. 10: hosts Glades Day, 7


p.m.
Feb. 11: hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: hosts Clewiston, 7


p.m.
Feb. 17: at Canterbury, 4 p.m.
Feb. 18: hosts Sebring, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: hosts Avon Park, 7


p.m.
Feb. 22: hosts St. John Neu-


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Matthew said. "Ms. Williams is a
teacher that a student will never for-
get."
In accepting the award, Ms.
Williams said it was gratifying to be
recognized by her peers.
"I'm almost speechless," Ms.
Williams said. "Thank you, thank
you, thankyou."
A graduate of Florida A&M Uni-
versity, involved in the LEP tutoring
and Path to Scholarships for
Migrant Students at LHS, Ms.
Williams said Robert Frost's poem,
"The Road Not Taken," inspires
important lessons in life.
"Imagine my delight when I
received an invitation from a for-
mer student about to earn her mas-
ter's degree in education. She
wrote in her personal note, 'Ms.
Williams, thanks for the important
values you instilled in your lessons.
I took the road less traveled, and
that has made all the difference."
As the Hendry County School
District's Teacher of the Year, Ms.
Williams received a $1,700 voucher
to '...-. Collegium for the
Advancement of Teaching, a week-
long seminar at South Seas Planta-
tion resort, for teachers recognized
for outstanding classroom per-
formance, providing them interac-
tion with business leaders, training
in communication skills, network-
ing and opportunities for personal
and professional growth. She will
also represent Hendry county in
the state Teacher of the Year com-
petition to be held in Orlando.
During the 12th annual Golden
Apple Teacher Recognition Dinner
honoring outstanding Hendry Coun-
ty public school teachers, Golden
Apple teachers from each of the


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cause. I think we all should try our
best to help others any way we
can."
The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society's Team In Training pro-
gram is the largest, most successful
endurance sport-training program
in existence, Ms. Lopez said.
As a triathlon participant, Ms.
Lopez has committed to raising
$3,000 in the fight to find a cure for
leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-
Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.
If she's not able to raise $3,000, she
may not be allowed to participate
in the triathlon.
Anyone interested in helping
her raise funds to participate in the
St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Peters-
burg April 24 can contact her at
983-1520.
Inspired by eight-year-old CiCi.
Antezana, who was diagnosed
with' acute lymphocytic leukemia
(ALL) in November of 1999 when
she was just three years old, Ms.
Lopez said she can't let CiCi down.
She has relapsed and is still under-
going treatment.
"The Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society utilizes every penny, putting
a minimum of 75 percent of the
donations in their programs," Ms.
Lopez said; "Twenty-five dollars
could pay for the cost of a
chemotherapy drug prescription
co-pay; $50 could register one per-
son to be a bone marrow donor;
$75 could cover a patient's trans-
portation costs to the hospital for
treatment; $500 could provide a
family with a patient aid for-one
year.",
Ms. Lopez is determined to help
kids like CiCi make it through their
ordeal.
"I had been running all fall long
with the students from the cross-
country team so throwing swim-
ming and biking into my schedule
wasn't a difficult transition," Ms.
Lopez said. "On the weekends the
other athletes involved with the
organization and myself get togeth-'
er with our coaches to train. It is
great meeting and spending time
with other individuals that all have


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Ten Golden Apple 'Teachers of the Year,' from each of
Hendry County's schools were recognized during a banquet
at the Clewiston Inn last Thursday. Pictured, left to right, are
Hendry County Teacher of the Year and LaBelle High School
English teacher Gloria Williams; LaBelle Elementary School
ESE teacher Paula Burton; Westside Elementary second
grade teacher Sharon Wetherington; Upthegrove Elementary
kindergarten teacher Barbara Mundy; Eastside Elementary
kindergarten teacher Sherry Irey; LaBelle Middle School 6th
grade reading and math teacher Tracie Smith; Clewiston
Middle School algebra I, eighth grade math, and general and
advanced math teacher Vicki Parantha; Country Oaks Ele-
mentary fourth grade teacher Kevin Lutkenhaus; Clewiston
High School Spanish teacher Louis Lilliard, and Central Ele-
mentary School fifth grade teacher Danny Backes.


county's 10 schools were recog-
nized. Other Golden Apple teachers
include: Central Elementary School
fifth grade teacher Danny Backes;
Westside Elementary second grade
teacher Sharon Wetherington; East-
side Elementary kindergarten
teacher Sherry Irey; Clewiston Mid-
dle School algebra I, eighth grade
math, and. general and advanced
math teacher Vicki Parantha; Clewis-
ton High School Spanish teacher
Louis Lilliard; and from LaBelle,
LaBelle Elementary School ESE
teacher Paula Burton; LaBelle Middle
School sixth grade reading and math
teacher Trade Smith; Country Oaks
elementary School fourth grade
teacher Kevin Lutkenhaus; and
Upthegrove Elementary kinder-
garten teacher Barbara Mundy.
During Thursday's banquet,
four Hendry County "first year"
teachers received "Brilliant


the same goal of finding a cure for
leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-
Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society has many athletes involved
in a variety of endurance sports
including marathons, bike races,
and triathlons all over the United
States. Together the athletes raise
literally millions of dollars a year
that go directly to support research
and patient aid programs."
A believer in living life to the
fullest, Ms. Lopez said she loves to
swim, snorkel, kayak, hike, bike,
run, cook, read and travel.
She also finds volunteer work to
be very important, making it a prac-
tice to be. involved with the com-
munity in which she lives through
volunteer work. So combining her
love of running, swimming and
biking to prepare for the triathlon
seemed like the natural thing to do.
"I have lived a very rewarding
life by experiencing many interest-
ing things by working and traveling
yet at the same time helping oth-
ers," Ms. Lopez said. "I am proud
because I achieved everything I
have by honesty and hard work."
A graduate of the University of
Florida, who attended high school
in Orlando, at 26, Ms. Lopez has
traveled fairly extensively, and held
a variety of interesting occupations.
"I am a pretty adventuresome
person and would give any profes-
sion at least one chance," Ms.
Lopez said. "A city bus driver, wild
land firefighter, a mate on a cata-
maran, and a National Park ranger
are just a couple examples of
things I have done in the past."
A resident of Clewiston for a
.year and a half, Ms. Lopez said she
likes working with the students at
the high school aid enjoys the
slower pace of a small town and
the beauty of the Everglades. .
"When I was looking for a
teaching position, I really liked the
positive attitude and kindness that
was exuded by the staff and admin-
istration at Clewiston High School.
Ultimately I decided to accept the
position and move to Clewiston for
this reason," Ms. Lopez said. "I
haven't been disappointed by my
first impression-. The people of
Clewiston have always been very


Orange" awards in recognition of
their outstanding classroom per-
formances during the 2004-2005
year.
Sponsored by the Gulf Citrus
Growers Association in conjunction
with the Foundation For Hendry
County Public Schools, Inc., awards
have been presented each year for
nearly seven years, so-named in
recognition of Hendry County's role
as one of Florida's leading orange
producing counties.
Ron Hamel, Gulf Citrus Growers
Association's executive vice presi-
dent, presented the "Brilliant
Orange" plaques and $50 each to
four of the county's best "first year"
teachers including Kris Cottrell, a
first grade teacher at Country Oaks
Elementary; Lynsee Dicks, a fourth
grade teacher at LaBelle Elemen-
tary; Leslie Baucum, an agri-sci-
ence teacher at LaBelle Middle


welcoming."
"I really enjoy getting to know
the students and connecting with
them. It is great when you realize
that they actually received the mes-
sage of the lesson and they can
relate it to their lives. I also enjoy my
position as a ninth grade educator
because I can welcome the stu-
dents to their new phase in life,
high school. I hope to prepare
them for the next four years and
also for those years beyond high
school."
Ms. Lopez said that the fresh-
man year in high school can be a
turning point foryoung students.
"Many students are over-'
whelmed their first year of high
school and do poorly because they
aren't aware of the importance of a
good GPA and getting involved in
their community. I feel that no mat-
ter what path my students plan on
taking in life whether it be college,
the military, technical school,
working, etc., they will really have
to .be prepared. The sooner they
realize that high school is a serious
step in their lives and that a diplo-
ma is something they will really
have to work for the better. If I can
help my students prepare for their
future in any way then I have defi-
nitely done my job," she said.
One of the things that make her
job difficult is students' apathy
toward education.
"Unfortunately too many of the
students think that being lazy, skip-
ping school, doing drugs and a
number of other things are the way
to be happy in life. I personally
think education is the key to living a
better, more fulfilling life," Ms.
Lopez said. "So many of the stu-
dents view education as an obliga-
tion and not as an opportunity." .
Goal-oriented herself, Ms.
Lopez tries. to encourage her stu-
dents to become develop the same
philosophy.
"I have always set broad-based
short and long-term goals," Ms.
Lopez said. "Setting goals gives me
something to look forward to and
also gives me the will to accom-
plish them. No matter what I
attempt to do I just try to -do my
best and that is the most that I can
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ematics teacher at Clewiston High
School.
The district also recognized
sponsors of the annual event and
unveiled a special award for Harry
Hom, who had served as the mas-
ter of ceremonies for the annual
banquet for 12 years, before
becoming disabled.
In all, it was an evening set aside
to honor all teachers and the
impact they have on the lives of
their students. Keynote speaker
and Florida Gulf Coast University
Dean of Graduate Studies and con-
tinual Learning, Dr. W. Jack Crock-
er, himself a poet, novelist and pro-
fessor of literature and creative
writing illustrated that point with a
story of his own.
"I want to tell you a story about
two women, Lula Mae Jones and
Mary Reed, and a young boy who
grew up on a cotton farm on the
Mississippi delta, where they had a
lot of mosquitoes, rather like here,
where instead they raised soybeans
and cotton. His father had a sixth
grade education, his mother had
gone to high school, but they didn't
have a record of sending children
to college," Dr. Crocker said.
"That young boy was me," Dr.
Crocker said, adding that if it had
not been for. the influence of his
English teacher Ms. Jones and
math teacher Ms. Reed, he would
not have been able to accomplish
* what he has. And of all the titles he
has held, to him, that of teacher is
most important.
"The Word, 'teacher,' to me has
more impact than the word, 'pro-
fessor,' although I've spent many
years 'professing.' Our influence as
teachers is not short term and is not
momentary," Dr. Crocker said.
"Teachers are part of a continuum
that affects generations, and the
students introducing this Golden


will always succeed."
With her busy schedule, teach-
ing full time and coaching, and
now training three to five days a
week, Ms. Lopez said finding time
for family and friends is a constant
struggle.
"I am normally (and always
have been) so busy working, exer-
cising, and doing volunteer work
that I often lose track of the days
and forget to keep in touch with my
family and friends,"' Ms. Lopez said.
"One thing that I really wish I
would have done would have been
to spend more time with my grand-
parents before they passed away. I
think we can all learn so much
from our elders and our time with
them is precious. Unfortunately for
me I realized my lesson too late and
missed out on many moments
with my grandparents because I
was too busy with other activities."
Saying the trait she admires
- most in other is ambition, because,
"with ambition a human being can-
accomplish anything they set their
mind to without allowing obstacles
to stand in-their way," she said.
Ms. Lopez's determination to
complete the marathon has made
her a hero to her students and peers,
but is daunted by the prospect of
bicycling 26 miles across the Herbert
Hoover Dike from Clewiston to
Moore Haven and back. several
times a week after school. And that
does not include when she's not
swimming or running.
Described as a hero by some of
her students, Ms. Lopez said heroes
surround all of us, but often times we
don't bother to look at it thatway.
"I look up to anyone that lives
their life in a positive way for them-
selves and for others. I find inspira-
tion in many of my friends, my co-
workers, my students, my family,
and many people that I meet all of
the time," Ms. Lopez said. "There
really are great people out there
you just need to absorb all that you
can from them and their example."


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Clewiston. The proposed project consists of improvements to the City's
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Expanding Faith in Action Program to Clewiston


Sue Gulley, executive director of
Senior Connections, announced
the start of Faith in Action in Clewis-
ton, which originally was funded in
LaBelle by the Robert Wood John-
son Foundation.
"The $35,000 grant from The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF) we received in January
of 2003 supported the develop-
ment of a local interfaith volunteer
caregiver program on the west side
of Hendry County, which laid the
groundwork for volunteer recruit-
ment, training, identification of
those residents with chronic health
conditions in need, and a tracking
system for volunteers and partici-
pants," said Ms. Gulley. "This
expansion to Clewiston is possible
through an annual grant from the
United Way of Hendry and Glades
Counties."
She added, "Since the start of
the program in LaBelle, we've
trained and placed 142 volunteers
in service to their neighbors."
Representatives from Senior
Connections, area churches and
*volunteers met Jan, 20 at the
agency's senior center in Clewiston
next to John Boy Auditorium to dis-
cuss the expansion and the needs
| of residents in the Clewiston area

A call to


all artists
By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE-Since 1999,
-When Western Palm Beach
County was allocated $500,000
.in the form a recreational bond,
the western end of the county
has been seeking the best ways
Sto utilize the funds to enhance
local communities.
As a part of that ongoing pro-
gram, $40,000 has been ear-
marked to the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Art in Public Places
organization to beautify the out-
side areas of the West County
Courthouse. According to Art in
Public Places (APP) spokesper-
son Elayna Singer, this project is
designed to achieve two goals.
S "This project invites local
artists to participate in enhanc-
ing the facility's exterior walls,
which will also include the addi-
tion of seating areas around the
facility," she' said. "But the crite-
ria we have set will also allow
'the participation of local chil-
'dren to the project."
One aspect of the strict crite-
ria is that during the submission
of proposals for the project,
artists must include ways to
involve local children.
"It is an important part of the
selection process," said Ms.
Singer. "Artists must involve local
youth in this project. This is
something that will enhance the
community, so the community
should be involved."'
The project, entitled West
County Courthouse Public Art
and Amenities, will focus on the
quarter century structure, which
currently has a multitude of pur-
poses. The $40,000 contract will
be awarded to the artist who
submits the best proposal.


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gimnile everdaN needs," said Ms.


Courtesy photo
The Faith in Action in Clewiston's held its first organization-
al meeting. Left to right: Janet Taylor, Gretchen DeBree,
LaSheba Travis, Ellen Geake, John Hicks, IMarcia Cuellar,


Tracy Rounds, Liz Taylor
who have no one to connect with
for companionship or help.
The group concluded that
many isolated disabled people are
without help with every day activi-
ties that could help them maintain
their homes safely and securely.
With the establishment of a formal
volunteer helping program, their
hope was that people would feel
more comfortable asking for assis-


tance, and crises due to their cir-
cumstances could be averted.
Faith in Action volunteers, called.
care partners, can provide light
housekeeping, handyman chores,
respite care, shopping, yard work,
friendly visiting, and phoning.
"Some people simply need
someone to put on a handrail or
have someone pick up groceries
for them. We want to encourage


Gulley.
The Faith in Action project will
be located at the agency's center in
Clewiston, but the coalition will
include representation from a
broad group of faith-based groups
and churches to make it work. The
project will advertise its services
and recruit volunteers through
local newspapers, flyers, the Inter-
net, and churches. Volunteers will
go through an initial orientation
and training on the project, com-
munications, procedures, and
other practical aspects of their
work. Volunteer training will be
held throughout the year that
focuses on a specific aspect of care.
The Faith in Action program can
be presented to area churches and
civic groups. Call (863) 983-7088
for more information, or to sched-
ule a presentation for your group.
Individuals in need of assistance
may also call Liz Taylor at the Faith
in Action office to request a care
partner or to join the local coali-
tion.


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Courtesy photo


New Harvest hosts party
The 2005 Super Bowl was celebrated in grand style last
Sunday night Feb. 6, in Clewiston as over 600 students
and 100 adult volunteers gathered for the 5th annual
"Super Bowl Blast 2K5" at New Harvest Church. Busi-
nesses all over Clewiston contributed to make this a
night that students will never forget. The Super Bowl was
projected live on four huge projector screens and nearly
75 door prizes were given away throughout the night. For
more information on this event go online to www.newhar-
vest.net.


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AG Crist sues over hurricane fraud


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist has filed a civil
complaint alleging that a contrac-
tor no longer licensed by the state
of Florida sold contracts to elderly
South Florida consumers promis-
ing hurricane preparedness servic-
es, but then failed to deliver the
services during the state's devastat-
ing 2004 hurricane season.
Crist sued Zuchora Construc-
tion, Inc., and its president, Ronald
Zuchora, for violations of the Flori-
da Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act.
Zuchora, a resident of Light-
house Point, had his general con-
tractor's license revoked by the
state in 2001. The attorney gener-
al's complaint alleges that since
2000, Broward County-based
Zuchora Construction sold $250r-a-
year service contracts to Palm
Beach County consumers most
of whom were elderly promis-
ing to install hurricane shutters
whenever a hurricane warning


was issued for their area.
Zuchora promised to then
remove the shutters within 72
hours after the hurricane warning
was lifted. The company said it
would perform the services auto-
matically, without the consumer
having to make a specific request.
However, the services were not
provided as promised during the
recent hurricane season.
"Many of our elderly citizens
were the victims of empty promis-
es," said Crist "These consumers
thought they were buying a meas-
ure of comfort and security, but in
the end all they received were dis-
appointment and worry. There is
no place in our state for anyone
who would treat consumers with
such shameful disregard."
The attorney general's com-
plaint alleges that in order to solicit
customers, Zuchora Construction
repeatedly misrepresented that it
was a state-certified general con-
tractor, even though its license had


been revoked. The company
received $250 annual payments
from customers, but was not
required to perform the promised
installation services for several
years because no hurricanes
threatened the Palm Beach County
area. Many consumers renewed
their contracts annually, paying
Zuchora up to $1,250 for five con-
secutive years of hurricane protec-
tion.
The company began to break its
promises in 2004, when Hurri-
canes Frances and Jean threatened
Palm Beach County. Some cus-
tomers received the shutter servic-
es, but many received nothing from
Zuchora, but false promises that
hurricane shutters would be
installed promptly. To date the
Attorney General's Office has
received complaints and sworn
affidavits from 91 consumers, the
vast majority of whom reported
that Zuchora failed to install any
shutters for them during the 2004


hurricane season. Many of these
consumers had to make emer-
gency arrangements with other
installers at prices ranging from
$200 to $1,050, while others were
forced to place their lives and prop-
erty at risk by foregoing hurricane
protection.
Zuchora sent a letter of apology
to its customers promising refunds
and did in fact make some refunds.
However, the majority of con-
sumers have not received the
promised refunds. The attorney
general's lawsuit seeks full restitu-
tion for all affected consumers and
an injunction prohibiting Zuchora
Construction and Ronald Zuchora
from contracting for hurricane or
shutter-related services, from gen-
eral contracting work, or from any
services involving the collection of
an advance payment or deposit.
The complaint also seeks penalties
of $15,000 per violation where the
victim was a senior citizen and
$10,000 for each violation involving
youngervictims.


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Disaster registration deadline looms


. ORLANDO-Floridians are
encouraged to register for disaster
assistance before the registration
period ends Feb. 28, at 6 p.m.
Those with damage caused by
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and/or Jeanne should call the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's (FEMA) toll-free
registration number, (800) 621-
FEMA (3362), or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for the speech or hearing
impaired. .
Telephone lines are open from
7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday,
Feb. 5. The registration lines will be
closed Sunday, Feb. 6 and starting
Feb. 7, the registration and help line
number will operate Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6
p.m. (EST).
The registration process nor-


mally takes less than half an hour.
Applicants will need to provide a
social security number, current and
pre-disaster address and phone
number, insurance
information/type and total house-
hold annual income. An appli-
cant's banking information (rout-
ing and account number) will be
needed if direct deposit of any
qualified disaster funds is pre-
ferred.
Floridians may also register for
assistance online. Those with
access to a computer can enter the
FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov.
Look for and click on the words
"Register for Disaster Assistance
Online" located in the upper right-
hand corner in a green box.
"We want to make sure all eligi-
ble victims get the assistance to
which they are entitled," said Craig


Fugate, director of the State Emer-
gency Response Team (SERT).
"However, to get help, residents
must register."
To date, more than 1.2-million'
Florida applicants have registered
for disaster aid from the four hurri-
canes. More than $3.9 billion in fed-
eral assistance has been approved
for individuals, governmental and
qualified non-profit agencies, and
U.S. Small Business Administration
low-interest loans for individuals
and businesses.
"FEMA is committed to helping
Floridians recover from the losses
and damage caused by these hurri-
caries," said Bill Carwile, federal.
coordinating officer. "However,
people impacted must register by
Feb. 28 to access available assis-
tance programs."
The State Emergency Response


Team (SERT) is a collaboration of
Florida's state agencies led by the
state coordinating officer. SERT's
mission is to ensure that Florida is
prepared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and miti-
gate their impact. Visit
http://www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for all
hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing any national incident.
FEMAalso initiates mitigation activ-
ities, trains first responders, works
with state and local emergency
managers, and manages the
National Flood Insurance Program
and the U.S. .Fire Administration.
FEMA became part of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
on March 1,2003.


Flooding is Florida's number one problem


ORLANDO-With spring just
around the corner, officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) are encour-
aging property owners to
purchase flood insurance policies
now to protect themselves from.-
flood losses.
"Flooding.camoccur anytime,_
anywhere, particularly during the
spring months," said Craig
Fugate, state-coordinating officer
for SERT. "Having flood insurance
is one of the most important
things people can do to help
themselves recover from such an
event."


Eighty percent of Florida's 15
million residents live or work near
a coast. Many others live near the
state's rivers or other inland flood-
plains.
Overburdened drainage sys-
tems may lead to property dam-
age well outside flood plains.
Increased growth and develop-
ment change natural drainage and
create unplanned paths for runoff.
The result: Most Florida residents
face the dangers of flooding.
Despite the high risks of flood-
related losses, more than half of
Florida property owners in flood-
hazard areas do not carry this
insurance. Florida has more than
1.1-million uninsured .homes
located within floodplains.


"Flooding is America's most
common natural disaster. You
can't stop a flood, but you can pro-
tect your property well before the
water starts to rise," said Bill Car-
wile, federal coordinating officer.
Consumers can visit
www.FloodSmart.gov or call (800)
427-2419 to learn how to prepare
for floods, how to purchase a
National Flood Insurance policy
and how to protect their homes


and property against flooding.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a collab-
oration of Florida's state agencies
led by the state-coordinating offi-
cer. SERT's mission is to ensure
that Florida is prepared to respond
to emergencies, recover from
them, and mitigate their impact.
Visit www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.


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Gardening tips for February digs Law offices of RobertL. Vaughn A


Many people are very passion-
ate about having color in the land-
scape and whether it's done with
attractive flowering plants or types
that have striking or colorful
foliage, it can make a dull land-
scape one that catches the atten-
tion of everyone passing by.
Fortunately here in our area we
have hundreds of tropical plants
that can be used to increase color
in the landscape and many people
choose various type of colorful
shrubs.
Some of the shrubs have been
used for many years in the land-
scape and still continue to be long
time favorites. A good example
would be croton, which has very
striking-colored leaves and come in
a variety of leaf types as well from
broad to narrow and even
corkscrew or twisted leaf types.
Crotons have been grown in land-
scapes for over 100 years and thrive


on almost any type of soil condition
except those that are poorly
drained.
With time, crotons can also get
quite tall, often approaching 15 or
more feet, but they are cold sensi-
tive and this does limit how far
westward they can be used in out-
side landscaping.
Another old favorite is the ixora
and many of the homes that are
nearly 100 years old have hedges of
ixora even back then. Ixora comes
in a number of colors, but red and
pink are the more common colors
seen, even thought there are yellow
and white varieties available, too.
Besides the common hedge type
ixora dwarf type ixora have been
introduced in recent years, which
thrive in a verity of conditions as
long as it's not highly alkaline.
Ixoras make great container
plants, too, and can be grown as a
potted specimen plant almost any-


where in the landscape. Ixora flow-
ers are in large clusters and a well-
grown plant will be almost covered
with flowers for a good portion of
the year.
A common plant called copper
leaf is another good choice for col-
orful foliage. This is a rapid grower.
often growing up to eight feet or
more in a single growing season
and can top out at 18-20 feet. Long
used as a fast growing hedge, cop-
per leaves get their name from their
color foliage, which isn't always
copper-colored.
There are green or white vari-
eties, yellow' and white varieties,
red varieties, pink varieties and one
with combinations of colored
leaves. All share a similar trait, they
aren't very cold hardy and will easi-
ly be damaged by frost or freeze.
This doesn't limit people planting
them though, since they can be lit-
erally killed to the ground and by


August or September they can
already be seven or eight feet tall
again coming from the roots below
ground.
Aralias and the dwarf schef-
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with colorful foliage that are easily
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course, your personal preferences
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and whether you want high main-
tenance plants like roses or ones
that can be used for hedges or simi-
lar purposes like hibiscus you can
find a variety of colorful flowering
shrubs.
Seasonal flowering shrubs are
also gaining more popularity since
many people are only here in the
fall and winter months so naturally
they want ones that are in bloom
that time of year when they are
here to enjoythem.


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GAINESVILLE-To help meet
the growing need for professionals
who manage and protect impor-
tant natural areas in Florida, The
Nature Conservancy is offering a
new training program in coopera-
tion with the University of Florida
(UF).
The Natural Areas Training
Academy- the result of a partner-
ship between the non-profit, inter-
national conservation organiza-
tion and UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) -
is designed for public and private
resource managers.
During the past four years,
more than 600 people have partici-
pated in 30 academy workshops
that provide up-to-date, practical
training and management strate-
gies for protecting natural areas in
Florida. Five new workshops are
being offered by the academy dur-
ing February, March, April and
May.
Peter Colverson, an associate
professor who manages the Con-
servancy's training academy at
UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said the
state has added millions of acres to
its protected lands during the past
15 years, which has created a need
for more and better-trained profes-
sionals to manage those lands.
"These professionals provide a
critical service managing the
state's conservation lands to
ensure that important biological
resources are protected for future
generations," Colverson said. "The
training academy's workshops
provide land managers with the
techniques and strategies they
need to protect these valuable nat-
ural resources."
Those who complete a series of
five workshops earn a Certificate
in Natural Areas Management


from the academy. Colverson said
the credential has been adopted
by five Florida counties, as a basic
qualification for land management
work. The certificate has been
endorsed by the Natural Areas
Association and used as a tem-
plate to establish nationwide stan-
dards for conservation land man-
agement training.
The academy training program
is also supported by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Florida Park
Service, which may make the
training a basic requirement for
managers in the state park system.
"Since 2000, the partnership
between The Nature Conservancy
and UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences has been a key
factor in the academy's success,"
Colverson said. "The partnership
combines the expertise of a well-
respected international conserva-
tion organization with 50 years of
land management experience and
Florida's land-grant university."
The combination also allows
the conservation organization to
improve its reach,and effective-
ness by working with the UF/IFAS
statewide extension education
program, he said. As a result, the
Conservancy is able to present its
scientifically based land manage-
ment values to a diverse, iftera-
gencyA4ience. ,U
Colvergso said ,'i- partnership
has other benefits,. too. fe train-
ing academy provides university
faculty and other personnel with
new opportunities to engage in
natural resource education. In
2004, for example, the Conservan-
cy cooperated with the UF/IFAS
School of Forest Resources' and
Conservation, presenting three
workshops to help private


landowners adopt ecologically
friendly management practices.
The close working relationship
also helps the Conservancy obtain
grant funding from state land man-
agement agencies.
"Of course, there are some
challenges to this unique partner-
ship between two organizations
that have different cultures- and
policies," he said. "We have to
deal with issues such as owner-
ship of resources, fundraising,
accounting practices and liability.
It's important to give proper credit
to each organization for their role
in the partnership."
Victoria Tschinkel, state direc-
tor of The Nature Conservancy in
Tallahassee, said it is well known
in the conservation community
that acquiring land while critical
- is not enough to ensure its long-
term protection.
"Lands.must be restored, if
damaged, and managed over time
in order to preserve their natural
values," she said. "This can only
be accomplished by well-trained
people who have the necessary
resources. The- Natural Areas
Training Academy has shown that
Florida's resource managers are
interested and committed to
expanding their skills and taking
their expertise to a new level."
While the majority of the lands
the Conservancy helps protect are
in public ownership, the organiza-
tion also owns and manages sev-
eral preserves t Ih-i.ugil..ii the
state, Colverson said. These
include: The Disney Wilderness
Preserve in Osceola County, Blow-
ing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter
Island between the Atlantic Ocean
and the Indian River Lagoon, Tiger
Creek Preserve near Lake Wales,
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines


Comedian Benji Brown headlines


Lake Worth, Fla.-Comedian.
Benji Brown, who is heating up
the national comedy scene with
his candid and comedic perform-
ances, will host the 5th Annual
Comedy and Talent Explosion at
Palm Beach Community College.
The event, sponsored by
PBCC's chapter of the National
Council on Black American
Affairs in honor of Black History
Month, will take place at 8 p.m.,
Feb. 25 at the Duncan Theatre,
4200 Congress Ave. Tickets are $8
in advance and $10 the night of
the show.
In the talent contest, PBCC stu-
dents and area high school sen-


iors will compete for three PBCC
scholarships: $600 for first place,
$500 for second place and $400
for third place. The final contest-
ants were chosen after a series of
auditions were held last month.
Brown, who grew up in South
Florida, began doing comedy in
1994 in Miami's Studio 183. He
has appeared on HBO, Comedy
Central and Black*Entertainment
Television, and he has performed
at Uptown Comedy Club in
Atlanta, Sugar Shack in New York,
among many other venues. He
has a regular spot on the morning
show on WEDR-FM 99 Jamz. His
comedy DVD "In Touch With


Reality" is set for release this year.
The National Council on Black
American Affairs was founded in
1972 as an affiliate of the Ameri-
can Association of Community
Colleges. It works to maximize
personal and career opportunities
for African-American students,
faculty, staff and administrators.
Through a variety of intellectual,
cultural and social activities, the
Council provides a platform for
personal growth, professional
development and scholarship.
The PBCC chapter of NCBAA was
established in 1997. For ticket
information, call (561) 868-3127.


Preserve, and the Islands Initiative
Preserve in northeast Florida.
He said spring 2005 workshops
include Working Across Bound-
aries to Protect Ecosystems, Feb. 1-
8, at Camp Kulaque in Gainesville;
Vegetation Monitoring in a Man-
agement Context, Feb. 20-26, at
the Archbold Biolpgical Station in
Lake Placid; Applying Technology
to Management, March 1-3, at the
Crystal River State Park; Restora-
tion Planning and Techniques for
Forested Lands, April 5-7, at Lake
Talquih State Forest in Tallahassee;
and Managing Visitors and Volun-
teers in Natural Areas, May 3-5, at
the Disney Wilderness Preserve
near Kissimmee.
For more information on the
workshops and registration, visit
the training academy Web site:
http://nata.snre.ufl.edu or contact
Colverson at (352) 392-3210 or
pcolverson@tnc.org


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-i HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

ELIGIBILITY ANALYST
Starting Salary: $26,376

The Health Care District of Palm Beach
County is seeking responsible individuals to
determine client eligibility for enrollment in
the Coordinated Care Program of the Health
Care District at the Belle Glade office. This
position is responsible for delivery of high
quality customer service with attention to
special needs of diverse client base. Employ-
ees in this class interview persons in need of
services and assist them in navigating the
documentation process. Responsibilities in-
clude analyzing application materials in order
to make appropriate application of policies
and procedures. This position is responsible
for meeting productivity and cycle time stan-
dards, requires self-motivation and the ability
to work independently with little to no daily
supervision. Minimum requirements are an
Associate's degree with course work empha-
sis in social work, human services or related:
three (3) years previous experience or train-
ing that provides strong working knowledge
of eligibility criteria for alternative govem-
ment supported health care programs and
benefits including Medicare, Medicaid, Social
Security disability, CHAMPUS, Veteran's Ad-
ministration, etc. and the ability to perform
advanced administrative support functions,
which includes budgetary maintenance; or an
equivalent combination of education, train-
ing, and experience. Valid Florida driver's li-
cense required. Bi-lingual is strongly pre-
ferred. Please specify on application which
location you would prefer to be considered
for. Applications/resumes must be received
by 5:00 p.m. on February 18, 2005. Send to:
Position #143-2147, 324 Datura Street,
#401, WPB, FL 33401, email to Emplov-
ment(@pbchcd.state.fl.us or fax to 561-659-
1628. DFWP, EOE, Vet. Pref.


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Lic.. I yr experience preferred fill train new.graduate,
Must have BLS. $3,000 Sign On Bonus
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"Full 71me Social Servlcas,'UR Case Managret.FL RN
Lic.. 5 y.s hospital experIence a plus


LPNI & II
*FL LPN Lic & IV Cert., Prooof cert in TV Therapy
req. Full, Parr Tmen & Pezfitem Posiron Available
Home limth
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* PhYical Theraptit. Amm of2yrs egp in Med!Surm or
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C-V 0 R. desired but not required

Physician Ast. or Nure Practitioner
Experience in acure care and minor ryunems
10fl conarder new grad. -4 JO M.F No Call
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phne: 863-90 9 orFox resume to: 863.-Ws05
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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
February 2, 2005

OFFICE MANAGER
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $8.85 $11.05
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of
common office procedures. Ability to plan and work
with little or no supervision. Requires computer skills
and knowledge of office software and machines. Abili-
ty to communicate with the public and other employ-
ees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Minimum of 5 years experience in office
management procedures. Valid Florida Drivers License
with acceptable driving record.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department,
Moore Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday-F-
riday
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County
Application. Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
P.O. Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free,
non-smoking workplace.


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checking account within
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or call(888)350-3722.

Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.

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YOU NEED FOR A BUSI-
NESS WITHOUT GIVING
UP ANY EQUITY AND
GUARANTEE YOUR IN-
VESTORS PRINCIPAL IN-
VESTMENT AMOUNT
(321)206-9318.

Financial^
Services 315KT


LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.


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ONLINE CHRISTIAN-
BOOKSTORE
Bibles, books, tapes
DVD's, Rentals
Market Place
Gifts Certificates, etc.
www.genevaandrews.
SoreadTheWord.com
(863)983-4156


ROCK'S SATELLITE
Direct TV. Free systems
up to 4 Rooms. Free Basic
Installation. No Credit cards
needed.
Call 863-697-0249.


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Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.



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


SkyeOne Internet
Service
PC Repair, Internet
Access and more.
Locally Owned
Office 863-946-2200



ACCIDENT VICTIM IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt
fees! Call weekdays
S800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.


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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
inereio St 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


LABOR 4 FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
ALL Types of Work Available
i 202 E. Sugaian.d Hwy.
(Across from Cwisto- Ir
(863) 902-9494 0


TAXES PREPARED
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically submitted.
Hard copies.
(863)675-6013


Merchandise




An" ue 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Cars 550
Chi en's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc,580
ConStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Uie I Fabrick595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Feurs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televisien/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
ToWa & Games 730
VCR. 735
Wanted to Buy 740


SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x171/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.

MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25.
(239)348-8894.

STOVE & REFRIGERATOR,
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979

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

WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, ;$200
or best offer. (863)673-
3334


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

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

GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'xl00'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multid bldg
$4000 609-802-2762


#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428.



FRENCH DOORS- 2 sets,
mahogany/glass, $200.
(863)634-2747.


METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery 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


SCRUB TOPS (2) Like new.
Cat pattern. XLg. $5 total.
(863)357-0344 Iv msg.


rf LAROE OR SMALL
ew Ave See Them A.'W
CLEWISION ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Venrm ew 33440
K S623-983-9 11^


BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920
JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.

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STEEL BUILDINGS
Closeout models from 2004!
Get them while they last 25x34 & 30x42.
Pay only balance! Made in the USA!
Call 1-866-783-4385 NOW!


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MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.



COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

DELL OPTIPLEX- w/
monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS' Ofc, $150.
(239)464-3260.
GENESIS TOWER- key-
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
(239)464-3260.
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


ARMOIRE
Solid Wood
$55
(863)357-9655
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing. $300 863-
674-0078.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
(863)447-0965
Brass Headboard, Toddler
Bed & set of Twin Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
(863)946-6660
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
I Dining rm sweet white-
wash 6 chairs leaf
lighted buffet/hutch
$500 (863)983-6960
DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

LARGE DRESSER W/
MIRROR- asking $40.
(863)357-9655.

LIVING/RM SET Couch w/2
built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

SEALY POSTURE PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SINGLE BED
w/mattress all wood
construction $50
(863)983-6960
SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.



GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
King Cobra, Ti, oversize
driver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751


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TOP COAT
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10
(863)467-8681.


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


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
CEMETERY LOT Forever
Glades 1500 Airport Rd
Belle Glades FL $400 561-
924-2502/ 996-0939
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.


Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer, S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel
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(866)742-1373, or e-mail
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available.) Visit us online
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PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.
Pet Supies
Sevie 670


CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
JACK RUSSELL
2-m 2-f $250 ea
(863)227-6198

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


DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.


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





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


Agriculture




Farm Equpme 805
Farm F-d/P eto80
Farm " - awns 815
FramPrdace 820
FarnmSenfves
Offmered 825
Far-m Suplf/
Services Wanted 830
Horses 840

SuppIe1 845
La &Garden 850
LiUestoc 855
Iateyrsapp 860
;Fleo., 85-


EGGS Large Brown, from a
small home flock. Need a
couple regular weekly cust
$1.25 Doz. (863)675-4858




LOOKING
TO BUY
COWS
863-673-1491
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Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Busineek Places 910
Comenereal
Property 15
Loa"i-es Rent 920
Farm Property .
Rent .25
House- Rent
Resort Property-
Rent 945
Roonaatie 950
Room to Ret 955
Storae Space -
Ro. 9


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


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Medical Office
for Lease in
Belle Glade
8 exam rooms,
private
physician's office,
separate waiting/
reception area,
turnkey, ready
for immediate
,occupancy. Call
561-996-6581


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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE- 950-1150 sq. ft,
perfect for Lawyer, CPA,
satellite offices etc. Call
(561)996-7727.


Resort Property


Fisheating Creek: under
new management, address
- 7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999


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


S. OF LABELLE For Sale or
Trade, 145 acres Produc-
ing Orange Grove. $10k
per acre. (305)965-1955.


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.


ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)219-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.

HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.


5 ACRES- Pioneer Planta-
tion. Labelle FI Half
cleared. Road to black top
$88,000 firm (239)247-
0100)


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


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Mobie Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobil Homes. Rent 2015
Mobile Hom Sal 2020



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

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selfers who want to organize their home office space.
Full-size traceable patterns and straightforward con-
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instructions on attaching edge veneer will help even
novices achieve professional results. The project
measures about 38 inches tall by 42 inches wide by
24 inches deep.


Trestle Desk plan (No. 435) ... $8.95
Desks Package (No. C77)
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HERE! MUST SEE THE
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Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
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(800)841-5868.

COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
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wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access
from $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.


FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(8 0501-1777 ext.



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/
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3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
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Call Lakeside Realty
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$99,900., beautifull logi
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way north of Boone. Won't
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(800)455-1981, x119.



OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
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pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
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frontage w/ utilities & sen-
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.Call now (866)352-2249
x349.



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Air, Views & Stream,
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90 Redman Dbi Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000


Financing Available:
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Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106

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3/2 Mobile Home, '95,
Horseshoe Acres, low
down pymt, owner financ-
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234-1814.


LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $23,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091



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OW 1.4 Brand New Homes to be
built on Texas Ave 3:bd/2ba, CBS,
1,673 sq. ft., Spedal Fnandng pkges
available S129,K 9 lhese wll go
fasilit'l


Sky Valley of Clewiston
2 miles just outside of town,
Deed Restricted Development,
10 acre lake, 82 lots (1/3 to
1/2 acre), Starting in the
$40k's, Palms Development
Inc., Beverly Hills CA.


Just ude Town Beauti ul 5 br/4

Must Se $324.9K
LakePort 34 acres! Fcnaced/cross-
fencedl 2 acre oak tree r sur Too
much equlwp nfe to list_ Rare rind
M20K per acre
ocFAIx located 3/2 on Del Monte
: l. Hardexd l riong large kitchen
Locateilon anmrli.Mkstsi2@ 225
6 0
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Pioneer Plantaton 2/2 nm/h on 2.3
acres. Private and seduded. Fully fur-
nished. LookReduced to $ 69.9K


xnmoa I acre [d 'iworrc -.'.e 2
CBS Homne. Separate LR and FR.
Screened lanaiw/hot tub. Great location
f one on $Ba@9fly 25
New listing! Flaghole. 3/2 Home on
1.15 ac. 5 stall horse barn w/tack room.
Call today! 124.9K
Handyman Needed Fire darn-
aged home on lot for $15K


S863-228-1142

Great Startlww 3/2 on I
acre in Fal oaf jl J.9K Bring
Us An Offer!!


Deal Felt Through S96.9k 97 Mobile
home w/ 4/Z5 on 125 acres in
Montura ranch Estates 596.9K


Reed4ed 4 Business Oxtiuity!
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
Location on HWY 27 5209t9K
Faghole lM l. ,:.,uLlful
3/2, ter'
25:7aes0 SOLDlX 423k
.\Must Sea d hilraurtiuul
iH in abrn)fJJ !
$109.9K

New listing! Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@
5174.9K


Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $15K Only a fwv lefl.


.Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this Is it! 3/1. washed on 1.22
acres and carport 4$ 571.5K


New listing. Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .23
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Just bring your tooth-
brush! $89.9K


330+/- Acre Ranch! Improved
fenced & cross fenced pasture. 2
mobile homes w/out buildings.
Beautiful @ S15K per acre


New listing! Don't miss out on
this brand nemw' 3/1 frame home
in Montura Ranch Estaes. Choose
your flooring, appliances, and
light fixtures. Ready in March
only $133.3k


New Listing! S, .rl.uid Estates
3/2/2 on lake. ilwn lyr okLd
This won't last @ $192K


863-.2283265
Montura Ranch Estates 1998
3di2a grdacloset space, on beauti-
ful1.23acsbycaal @ $76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully furnished.
Attached Workshop w/Complete
AC. Includes clubhouse and pool
accessibility, Iblock away from
river @w $143,000.00
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great for fixing up, includes tool
shed, don't miss out on this
unbelievable deal @ $35K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem # $54.9K
Monnira t Itr .ints -3/2 on
1 ,., n.r0-L i ,-o t.
Newly Renovated 3bd/2ba
wood, tile, & carpet flooring, new
pool & pool cage, new appliances
- Don't miss out on this GREAT
DEAL $125K
Want to Invest? Pioneer
Plantation, 2.5 Acres, wooded at
635K
Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres,
wooded, fenced off ,@ S80K


Crescent Oak Townhomes
NMw Construction 2bd/2ba 1841
sq. ft. w/garage. ONLY./2 Left!
Visit our website for
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partially furnished, Frendn doors to
wet bar @ aN OA i110K


M.H RiO/' gdt W't r s FCa
WVadking distance to River Call Now%


Construction has started! Over 10
models to choosefrom or will build to
suit


Newlisting! Moo HaenMHbeauti-
fully located on 1.33 acres w/ in
ground pool, many add ons, fishing
pond, quiet neighborhood S120K
2aire.'tes a 0 1$1K


New Isting MH in MRE @ S73K,
I lie r[dj ,ulh0 jr N, w' A/C, pavsal
ro.id, 1l, .'l, I -. r-'es


2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
eled, pole barn, cad de sac in Moore
Haven S160K


Look No Further We have
waterfront property in Moore
Haven on the Caloosahatchee
River for S155K


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


nge a' YI15K
going S135K


Looking for Hunting Land?
1294 acres w/ beautiful cit-
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County. Call for more infor-
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Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listings!!


Commercial/Investment
Opportunity Lots
now available Big or small.
Call for more information.


Are YoL R entln,.?
Do you have an older home?
Now Is the Time for a New Hornet!
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TVI
Pre-Construction Price $129,0001
Prices e*Vact 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
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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES M 3030
Sport Veicles/ATVs 3035
Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, 3/4/
5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing BOAT TRAILER, 19 ft, gal-
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355 vanized, single axle, $650.
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looked for it? than the classified. The classified ads.


Moore Haven River Gardens

Pre-Constraetton Price $129,000!
"Prces s ujec't to change
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CBS Construction 3 or 2 Bedrooms
Siinle 'Two C'ar Gar.ic 2 Full Baiths
Appliance-Package Ltghunlg Fhaha e
Flooring Package
Many Models to Choose From
Walking Distance To River


EARNEST H. RAWLS
LIC- REAL ESTATE BROKER
528 F=, Hwy_ Cfo-itosi, FL
'(863) 983-8559
Attor Hot- Phonv,: Cheryl Eby (863) 228-1119
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4 Bedrooms. 2 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Call for Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures Cat rails
* 3BR,1BA, FmRm, Zoned Com.
$115,000
*3BR, 2BA, MH, Many Extras
Reduced to $85,090-
* 3BR, 28A. $180,000
*Np.- 1. in tr1 31L -B
2 Sl-ry HL .t I '.'' :.. "' r
$214,90
* New construction on Bayery
Loop,4BR F B ',6 ,. A Ui ',-
* 4BR. 38A, CBi 1, i" ti(l l.
MONTURA
*-2R,'QBksm 2k $145,0
38R,2BAKon 1.Ac.
Reduced to $650.1
*28R,2BAMH on1.2Ac. S65.050
3BR,2BAon125Ac 565.000
*38R, 2KA MH on 2.5 k go barn
$72i00


CaeJ Frount
4 Bera&oon 3 0.Bath
w/ Pool. Exercise Room.
Completelyv Remodeled
OFFERED AT $369,900
MOORE HAVEN
* Olex weiency Oi anxious
SRiverfrent wlacces, 38R, 2BA
$275,00(
LAKEPORT
* 2BR, 1BA w/ Boat House,
Lae Access $S10,0
*3BR, 2BADBLWD on iBtrbt
Reduced to $9.90
* Waterront, 2BR2BA $169,90
ACREAGE, LAND& LOTS
Farm Land Available Ca for Deails
Ho.me Lot ready to buid, WSk&M Aw
OcwceadstetsdrI, Ad $8,0G
Montura Lots Call 311 tDaos
COMMERCIAL
LgCOcA enn1t $ 20,000
Ofice & Retail Space avaiabe in
Shppi Ceente Caln for Delas.
rq.1 BigwhirIhtatic $129,001


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as I -David Rister 634-2157


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needs TLC, $100.
(863)635-3465

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
LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
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aA fJ -^ tb, "* ^Store $130,000
SB.v"'i gdtb1,/ $3nAo,-.O Commercial Bmuilding
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$195,000 402B.2A,3-:/4e. $ XX Margaret St, 2,109 q. ft.
3BR, 2BA Northeid $ a00 Ham Ba reat
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863-414-4202

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Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking S3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421
TRACKER 199017 FT
Magna 70 hp 0/B Mercury.
$2995. or best offer.
863-946-1649
TRi HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trir. depth
finder & extras. S1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.
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helps you understand the
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Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
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
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It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.


Your Realtor for
Western Communities

Teresa Sullivan


Call For Listings


,561-795-8533 or 561-996-5623,


RV TRAILER, WARD '94
30 Ft, $6000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866



MARINE RADIO
For Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.


CHEVY S10 BLAZER- '87,
runs good, missing back
window, new tires $1200.
(863)699-6803.
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PUBLIC NOTICE

DEMOLITION AND REPLACEMENT OF TWO (2) SINGLE FAMILY
HOUSING UNITS IN HENDRY COUNTY

Please be advised that it is theM intenion of Hendry County to demolish and replace with a sim-
ilar unit two (2) single family homes occupied by low-to-moderate income (LMI) families
under the County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Contract No. 04DB-H01
Housing Rehabilitation Program.

1. Proposed Assisted Activity:

Housing Rehabilitaion/DemoliiorVReplacement of two (2) single family housing units
consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath unit Specific addresses are: 1188 Davidson
Road in Hooker's Point and 1055 Lakeview Avenue in Pioneer Plantation.

2. Area Maps indicating location of subject homes to be demolished:


BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top,
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144



CHEVY MONTE CARLO IS.
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536



GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1300.
(772)461-9536


LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door,
1 Owner, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866



NISSAN STANZA, '88, 4
door, no air, good tires,
runs well, $750 or best of-
fer. (863)675-0705


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VOLVO 92'
Green, good
condition $1500.
(561)996-6632.


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



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



HITCH
Fits Ford F-150
& up. $50,
(863)635-5186.



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



TOOL BOX
Aluminum, Single lid.
Fits full size truck.
$75. (863)635-5186.



FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trans, new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.
(863)357-1078.


Dodge Ram Conversion
Van B250, '91, many ex-
tras, all power, $2200 as
Is. (863)675-8420



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Time schedule for commencement and completion of proposed assisted activity:


Feb. and March, 2005 RFP for potential contractors, selection of low bidder contractor
April, 2005 County Commission Approval, Execution of Documents
May through August, 2005 Demolition and New Construction of Housing Units

4. Area Map Indicating Location of Each Housing Unit consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1
bath homes to be constructed as replacement house on subject property: Same location
as noted on above maps.

5. Sources of Funding:

Hendry County S.H.I.P Program and CDBG Program will be working jointly to fund both
the demolition and new construction of subject housing units. The County is also
attempting to secure funding from other housing programs for these projects.

6. Each of the replacement housing units wilt be occupied by a Low-to-Moderate Income
family for a period of at least 10 years from the date of the Certificate of Occupancy of
the new structure.

7. Units to be demolished are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath structures. Units to be construct-
ed as replacement units are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/l bath structures. There will be no
change in the housing needs for LMI persons in Hendry County.

For further information regarding this notice, please contact Ms. Nancy Phillips, CDBG
Consultant for Hendry County, at 561-432-1524.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1,42000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN; DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY TESTING TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
SALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
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 Court of
Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT 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, R 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, F 33619-1328
"in accordance with the Americanse 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
nollce.n If hearing Impaired, (TooDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service'
550742 CGS 2/3,10/05


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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, lorioda, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was painff 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 and 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 saidL Uine, thence South 89 8'
23" West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
-AND-
Outparcel Tract A ying 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
Soction 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Catoosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County. FloriRoda 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' 001 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. fordisa, 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. subjectto
lass, all prior iens, 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 eecu-
tion.


Ronald E. Lee. SR-, Sheriff
Hendry County, Rorida
By Andy Lewis
=eut Sheriff


549465 CGS 2/03.10,17 24/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF CLEWISTON
If you have the time and desire 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 citizen
advisory committees. These committees serve as a vital link between the
community and elected officials. These toueer committees are: 1) Boating
Advisory Committee, 2) Citizens Advisory Task Force, 3) Library Advi-
sory Board, and 4) the Plaenning 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 further information, please contact the City Hall staff
at (863) 983-1484.
550030 CGS 2/3,10/05
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February 2, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
04-05-05
Sealed bids will be received by the
City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440,
until Thursday, March 3, 2005, at
3:00 p.m. for the Installation of an
aluminum dock in the Rim Canal.
The bids will be opened immediate-
ly following the bid submission
deadline at city hall.
The project consists of the installa-
tion of an 8' x 28' aluminum floating
dock with two external pile guides,
one at each end; two comer bump-
ers, 4 linear foot vinyl bumper. All
materials furnished and all work
performed shall be in accordance
with the specifications pertaining
thereto, which may be examined at
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Each bid must be in a sealed enve-
lope and clearly marked "Bid for
Rim Canal Floating Dock." Bids
may be mailed to the City of Cle-
wiston, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand de-
livered to the same address. No re-
sponsibility shall be attached to any
officers for the premature opening
of a bid not properly addressed and
identified,
The City of Clewiston reserves the
right to hold all bids for sixty days,
and to reject any and all bids, with
or without cause, to waive techni-
cal errors and informalities, or to
accept the bid that in its Judgement
best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson, City Manager
552415 COS 2/1017/05

HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
APPOINTEE NEEDED
The Health Care District Board is
seeking 1 individual interested in a
2 year appointment to its Western
County Heathcare Advisory Com-
mittee. This committee assists the
District Board with allocating funds
to support health care related pro-
grams in the area west of 20 mile
bend in Palm Beach County.
Appointee should be a city of Belle
Glade or Pahokee resident and
have at least 3 years background in
Sat least one of the fallowing: health
care and/or social services deliv-
ery; health care/hospital adminis-
tration; public health. All applica-
tions must be received by close of
business on February 28, 2005.
For more information or to receive
an application for committee ap-
pointment, please call Liz Heman-
dez Cayson at (561) 996-0129.
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INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by the Glades County Board of County Com-
missioners atthe Glades County Manager's office located at 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida 33471 until Friday, March 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. for
the project titled "Restroom Building."
The proposed bid is for the construction of a Fishing Pier Rehabilitation and
CBS Restroom Facility including site work, connection to existing utilities
and electrical work. Construction site is at the Van De Velde Park in Glades
County, Florida.
SAll materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with
the plans, specifications and contract documents pertaining thereof, which
may be examined at:
County Manager's Office
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863) 946-6000
The plans and blank bid form may be obtained from this office for a NON-
REFUNDABLE fee of $50.00 per set.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive
any irregularities or informalities in any proposals or in the proposal pro-
cess without disclosure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall
not result in accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccess-
ful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commissioners.
Sealed proposals must be received on or prior to:
DATE: March 18, 2005
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Glades County
No proposer may withdraw any proposal for a period of sixty (60) calendar
days after March 18, 2005.
552739 CGS 2/10/05


PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on the following proposed ordinance at
7:30 p.m. on February 22, 2005 In the Commission Chambers at the Pa-
"hokee City Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, Florida at which time
the City Commission will consider its adoption into law. The Introduction
and first readIng was held on January 25, 2005. The ordinance in its en-
tirety may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk during regular work-
ing hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to this proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE 20065-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHO-
KEE, FLORIDA EXEMPTING THE CITY FROM THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION 101.657, FLORIDA STATUTES, SPECIFICALLY RELATED
TO EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING OR-
DINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR COD-
IFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL
OTHER PURPOSES.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the above City Com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the Appeal is to be
based. -
552796 CGS 2/10/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN050199
CONSTRUCTION & TESTING OF FLORIDAN AQUIFER MONITOR
& TEST PRODUCTION WELLS, MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, Forida 33406, for Construction & Testing of
Floridan Aquifer Monitor & Test Production Wells, Martin'County, FL on
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submit-
ted bids will be opened and publicly read. This project involves drill/ core,
construct & test one tri-zone Floridan aquifer monitor well & one Floridan
aquifer test-production well proximal to the C-23 Canal in Martin County.
Directions: 1-95 to west on SR714 approx. 5 miles to north onto SR69
then approx 3 miles to C-23 Canal at Martin/SL Lucie county line. An OP-
TIONAL pre-hid conference will be held on Tuesday, February 15,2005
at 10:00 a.rrL at SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Rd. WPB, FL
33406, Conf. Rm. 2B. For directions call (561) 682-6391. A site visit will
immediately follow.
AB bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders
(RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by
downloading it for free from our website www.sftwmd.oov. by obtaining
aset for $1200 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by
calling the 24-hour BID HOTULNE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to
attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can
be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.
552220 ON/CGS 2/10/05


ADVISORY BULLETIN!
This advisory buletifn provides 30-days notice to the general public that
Dr. Mona Devaniesan will discontinue seeing patients at the Women's
Center at Hendry Regional Medical Center as of March 9,2005.
The Women's Center is located at 542 W. Sagamore St. Clewiston.
You wi have the option of continuing to see her at her West Paub Beach
office or findg a Gynecologist of your choosing to provide those servic-
es. To schedule an appoeintment at Dr- Mona Devanesan's West Palm
Beach office dial (561) 863-4777. Her address is 2151 45th St, Suite
110, West Palm Beach, FL 33407-
Copies of your records may be picked up at the Women's Center on
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday until March 9, 2005. After tha
date you may obtain your records at the Hendrry Regional Medical Cen-
ters, Medical Records Department -
As a reminder, the Women's Center wifn continue to service you for your
mammography and bone densitometry needs.
552709 COGS 2/10/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is heretby given that a Pubic Hearing regardirg Ordinance 9-2005,
Sectionf101.6l7Forida statutes specficaly related to Early Voting. The
Public HearI wiB be held February 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the City
Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida. This
Public Notice is for the second reading.
551933 CGS 02/10/05
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HENDY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Henry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for
tre reantiion of two (2) single family homes and the demo'
raplacetnert of two (2) homes located in unincorporated Hendry Courny
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Proposals are due no laer than 10:00 a-m. Eastern Time on Wednesday,
March 23,2005 and delivered or mailed to: Ms..Barbara Butler, Hendry
County Clerk of the Clerk of the Court, Post Office Box 1760, 25 E. Hick-
pochee Avenue. LaBelle Rorida 33975-1760 (the County will not as-
stte any responsibility for proposals received past the bid opening
time) Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be
opened of considered.
Proposals should be submitted in a separate sealed envelop marked
HENRYY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #11', HENRYY
COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #121, HENRYY COUNTY HOUS-
ING PROGRAM RFP #13', and =HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PRO-
GRAM RFP #14.' All bids must be accompanied by Pur-7068 "Public
Entity Crimes Report, proof of insurance, licenses and the "Vendor Drug
Free Work Place" form. Forms must be fully executed by the responder
and returned with the bid.
For specific project information, contact Ms. Nancy Phillips at 561-432-
1524 or by FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened at 10'15 a m. on
Wednesday. March 23. 2005 in the Hendry County Board of County
Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle.
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these pro-
e ts will be held on Thursday February 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the
Board of County Commission Chambers of the Hendry County Court
House, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue in LaBelle. Any firm not represented at
this meeting will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be in the
Commission Chambers no later than 10:05 a.m. in order to participate in
this RFP.
Hendry County reserves the right to accept or reject any bids. Hendry
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Con-
tractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing.
William C. -Bo" Pelham
Chairman, BOCC
552638 CB/CGS 2/10/05



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE.NO. 04-96B CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
vs. (
TINA G. LANCASTER
DefendanL
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and al parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property'in
Hendry County, Florida:

LOT 4, BLOCK 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiffs attorney, 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 you for 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,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By'S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attorney for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738-
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (230) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27:2/03,10/05


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 uniquidated 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. Box 3411
Clewriston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Page Law firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549803 CGS 2/3,10/05






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No.: CP 04-49
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY 0. PERKINS A/K/A
LARRY. DWAYNE PERKINS
Deceased
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
Lary D. Pekins aa Larry
Dwayne Perdns, deceased, is
pending inm 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 f or 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-
tive, venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by tiling a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accor-
dance with the Fodda 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 file 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:
SLinda J. Perkins
5552 Frontier Circle
LaBelle, FL. 33935
CGS 02/03,10/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY 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 Cerno, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, Is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the Iaddress 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 DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavett a Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Paige Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
T ,.I-,:,-, ).t.i 'i6-9255
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549807 CGS 2/3,10/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERAL LATTY
Deceased.
File No. 2005-004-CP
Division PROBATE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
VERA L LATTY, deceased, File
Number 2005-004-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, floida. Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Bax
1760. LaBelle, Florida 33975. The
names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or urinsdic-
Ston of this Court are required to tile
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OB-
JECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 10, 2005,
Atto rney for
Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esquire
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Telephone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
Florida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representative:
Lloyd Bailey
806 Delia Tobias Way
Clewiston, FL 33440
550949 CGS 02/10,17/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-27 CA
WELLS FARGO BANK;
N.A., Saccessaor
Plaintiff
v.
CHAD WRIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHAD WRIGHT; and all un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under or against the here-
in named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said, unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants;
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: CHAD WRIGHT and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CHAD
WRIGHT, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the above named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, .whether said un-
a' .... 1,0 ,i.-...v..' .:; , [
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
4049 South -Edgewater Circle, La-
Belle, Florida 33935

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage o the fol-
lowing property, in HENDRY
County, Flooda, to-wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK 2162 OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 188830 U.S. Highway
19 North, Suite 300, Clearwater,
Florida 33764, on or before
March, 15, 2005 or within thirty
(30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice of Action, and
file'the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 25 East Hickpochee
Avenue, 2nd Floor Labelle, FL
33935, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 1st day of February,
2005.
Barbara F. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF SALE
TO: HECTOR BAEZA I
1850 OLD U.S 27
LOT 43
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
You are hereby notified that the
property stored by you with Dyess
Rentals, Unit 51 53 located at
320 Commercio Street. Clewiston,
FL 33440 The nems are believed
to be household and miscellaneous
items and wil be sold to the high-
est bidder for cash at the above ad-
dress on Feb 11, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at Oyess Rentals along with
advertising cost in the amount of
$712-85 plus $39.68. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
9uson Towing will sell at public
Auction, free from all prnor 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
S33438 on February 14, 2005 at ;.
9:00 a.m.

1986 Toyota Blue 2-Door
Vin #JT2ST64CXG7076584
550324 CGS 2/3.10/05

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2004-798-CA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH LEE HOLLAND, el al
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated January
1, 2005 and entered in Case No.
2004-79B-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit
in and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
SAS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN
AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP. Is the Plaintiff and KEN-
NETH LEE HOLLAND: TENANT #1
N/K/W HAROLD SANFORD; TEN-
ANT #2 N/K/A BILLY WADE are the
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COUNTY- ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 23rd
day of February, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK'F", SEMINOLE
MANOR, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGES 93
AND 94, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED ON THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO:
1984 TWIN MOBILE HOME;
ID#'S: T26315706-A &
T26315706-B; TITLE #'S:
22645682 & 22645681.
A/K/A 708 Bowden Read, Clewis-
ton, FL. 33440
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the February 2,
2005.
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to particilpate In this proceed-
ing should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office
Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,17001,Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florid 33901,
telephone number (8131335-
2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or
1-800-955-8770 (vf), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to this proceed-
Ing.
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