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At a Glance


Grand opening
Florida's Finest Developers
will host a Grand Opening Cel-
ebration of the Clewiston
Business Center inside the
New Clewiston Towne Center
Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the old
K-Mart building on Sugarland
Hwy, in Clewiston. Will be
introducing new homes,
town-homes and remodeling
of "old Kmart."
The public is welcome.
Please RSVP to Rawls Real
Estate at (863) 983-8559 or to
Hendry County EDC at (863)
675-6007.
Special hours for
property appraiser
The Hendry County Prop-
erty Appraiser's offices in
LaBelle and Clewiston will be
open until 6 p.m. on Feb. 24 to
accommodate taxpayers who
wish to file for homestead
exemption and other exemp-
tions. Staff will also be at the
Felda Fire Station on Thursday,
Feb.24.
Also, the deadline to file for
these exemptions/classifica-
tions is March 1: Homestead,
Ag Classification, Senior (65
and older), Veterans and Dis-
ability, Widow or Widower.
Call 983-3178 or 675-5270
with questions. Office hours
are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Country Gospel
First United Methodist
Church of Clewiston will host
"The Garretts" on Friday, Feb.
18, 7 p.m. Jesse and Debbie
Garrett, from Toronto, Ontario
Canada, share Country Gospel
Music and have a wonderful
testimony. The Concert is free
but a love offering will be
accepted to support the Gar-
retts' music ministry. All are
invited to come and enjoy,
music and testimony.
Community
Health Fair
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
Livestock show
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 Dot Shana-
han at (863) 228-2418 or Sara
Whitehead at (863) 983-6425.
Deadline for parade entries

See Glance Page 4


The predators and their prey


By Mark Young
Editor's note: This is the
third in a four-part series look-
ing into sexual predation in
local communities. Listed in the
following story are just a few of
the registered sex offenders
residing in Clewiston.
CLEWISTON Somewhere
in the darkest regions of the
human brain something has
gone terribly awry with the sex-
ual predator.
According to Doctor Roger
Gunder Ph.D, M.S., LMFT, P.A.,


of Creative Counseling Associ-
ates, it's been established that
science has not caught up to the
percentage of the human popu-
lation that preys on small chil-
dren. While there are tests than
can be performed on offenders
already in the system, it is
impossible to determine those
who intend to prey on children.
Dr. Gunder said it isn't possi-
ble to identify a sexual predator
until it is too late and the
offense has been committed.
For decades, the legal system


has largely ignored these
.offenses and sexual offenders,
very often, have spent little time
behind bars and were packed
off to counseling.
Of course, that would
depend on the severity of the
crime that was actually commit-
ted. According to Dr. Gunder,
some sex offenders are wrong-
fully labeled as sexual predators
and some don't get the appro-
priate designation.
But is there really a differ-
ence when it comes to the theft


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of a child s innocence?
Is it fair to categorize the level of
severity of any sex offender who
steals the light from a child's
eyes, who will then very often
spend the rest of their lives liv-
ing through the self-appointed
guilt, shame, and mistrust?
To answer those questions,.it
would depend which "expert"
is addressing them. Dr. Gundef
said that in the more severe
cases of abuse, the victims very
often suffer from the attacks,
but that again, it depends on the


severity of the abuse.
"We treat offenders and vic-
tims here," he said. "It's impor-
tant that we do that to under-
stand both sides. Abuse is a life
event and that's all it is. It does
not necessarily illicit or produce
a typical behavior, but each vic-
tim is different and has to be
considered individually."
Dr. Gunder said that some
victims are able to deal with the
"life event" while others may
See Prey-Page 12


Modifications



proposed to



impact fees


By Tracy Whirls
As the Hendry County
Board of County Commission-
ers prepares to vote on
whether or not to impose.
impact fees for road construc-
tion at their Feb. 22 meeting, a'
prominent developer suggest-
ed a series of revisions to the
proposed fee structure,
intended to make the plan
more palatable to city officials
and business owners con-
cerned that the fees will
stymie growth.
Mitch Hutchcraft, vice pres-
ident of Bonita.Bay told mem-
bers of the Hendry County
Economic Development
Council at their regular meet-


ing Feb. 9 that he has suggest-
ed that the commission delay
action on the impact fee ordi-
nance for four weeks, until the
consultant hired to do the
study setting the fees can
examine recommendations to,
make the fees more palatable
to city officials and business
owners concerned, that the
fees will stymie growth.
Mr.,Hutchcraft noted that
the cities have not been told
how the county would estab-
lish road impact fee districts,
although the assumption has
been that because the fees
must be used to construct
See Fees -Page 12


Staff photos/Mark Young
Only referred to as Ashley, this young Clewiston Sugar Doll prepares to perform in front
of a large Sour Orange Festival crowd, which was held in Lakeport Feb. 12.


The oldest of the Clewiston Sugar Doll divisions also performed for a large Sour Orange
Festival crowd. Garbed in their "Red Neck Girl" shirts, the dancers put on quite a show.


Well drilling for


plant to begin
By Tracy Whirls portion Jan. 28, it would no
Well drilling for the city of longer supply water after
Clewiston's new 3 mg reverse August 2007, it was impera-
osmosis water treatment tive that the city begins the
plant is expected to begin preliminary work to avoid an
shortly, after the commission interruption in water service.
voted at a Jan. 31 special,,. Unexpected delays caused
meeting to "piggy-back" on by funding problems have
Palm Beach County's "Lake been resolved, and consulting
Region" well-drilling contract, engineers, Camp, Dresser,
The city will save 60 to 90 and McKee (CDM), have rec-
days by avoiding the bidding ommended to "piggy back"
process, because Palm Beach on Palm Beach County's con-
County had already advertised tract entitled, "Lake Region
the project and accepted the Water Treatment Plant Test
bid. Production Wells" to expedite
City Manager Wendell the project. Mr. Johnson
Johnson said after the city added that the, bidding
received formal notification
from United States Sugar Cor- See Drilling-Page 12


Lake Level


14.84
feet
above sea
level


Index

Classifieds ....... 20-23
Opinion ............. .4
School ............. .9
Sports ............. 11
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By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Nnew land
opportunities have been going
largely unnoticed to local resi-
dents, according to Luan Walker,
of Sugar Realty,.
Mrs. Walter said that while the
property has been advertised, the
word is not getting out to locals.
"We just want to make sure
that the word is getting out
because we have already sold 36
of the 82 lots to outside
investors," she said. "I don't think
the local residents are getting a
fair opportunity to get involved
with this."
The opportunity features a
brand new development, two
miles outside of the city limits on


noticed
an area that was once part of
Adams Ranch. The Sky Valley
subdivision has gone through the
planning and zoning commission
and while there are some remain-
ing stipulations to be resolved, it is
expected to go forward as
planned.
"It's going to happen," said
Tommy Kertesz, of Palm Devel-
opments, with an office in Planta-
tion. "We expect to close by Feb.
15 and start clearing land by
March."
The subdivision will feature
single-family homes with a mini-
mum of 1,700-square feet. Rules,
regulations, and covenants for
See Land Page 12


Staff photo/Adam Weiland
Realtor Luann Walter and Tommy Kertesz of Palm Developments, hold up the site plan for
the Sky Valley subdivision, which they are expecting to be built just outside of Clewiston.


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Birth


The Chalo Nitka


Tyra Whitehurst
Tyra Whitehurst
Wesley Whitehurst, and Nicole
Mathis of Clewiston are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Tyra Whitehurst. She
was born Jan. 22, 2005, at Gulf
Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers. She
weighed six pounds 5.8 ounces
and was 19 1/2 inches long at
birth. Her brother Jordan White-
hurst welcomed Tyra home.


Maternal grandparents a
and Melynda Wagues
Moore Haven, and Jeff a
Mathis of Virginia. Patern
parents are Terry Whiteh
the late Buddy Whiteh
Clewiston. Great grand
are Barbara Mathis of'Cl
Sandra Light of Avon P
Gary and Mary Wagg
Clewiston.


Engagements


Big Fish
By Tracy Whirls
R Applications are available for
the annual Chalo Nitka "Big Bass"
-, *tournament, sponsored by the
i Big 0 Bassmasters, slated for Sat-
boat ramp in Moore Haven.
Chalo Nitka means "Big Fish,"
and in the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment, the $1,000 top prize will be
Courtesy awarded to the angler who catch-
es the biggest bass. Second place
re Randy pays $450, third, $350, with cash
pack of prizes awarded through eighth
and Kelly place.
al rand- The tournament also boasts a
al grand- "Critter Division," sponsored by
hurst, of Ahern's, which pays $100 to the
angler with the largest gar, mud-
dparents fish or catfish.
Iewiston, And, as always, the angler
ark, and wearing a Chalo Nitka T-shirt who
gerby of lands the largest bass wins $100,
courtesy of the Glades County
Chamber of Commerce.
The tournament begins at safe
light, with weigh-ins from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Open to anyone with an inter-
est in fishing who pays the $25


tourney
entry fee, the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment gives anglers of all skill lev-
els a shot at winning.
"A 10-year-old has just as
much chance to win the Chalo
Nitka tournament as a touring
pro," said Big 0 Bassmasters
Angler of the Year Russell Echols.
"If you want to fish from a pon-
toon boat that holds five people,
all five people can fish, if they pay
the $25 entry fee."
Proceeds from the annual
Chalo Nitka tournament benefit
Project Graduation. Over the past
three years, the Big 0 Bassmas-
ters have contributed more than
$3,000 to Project Graduation.
Entry forms are available at
Mickey's Bait and Tackle in Moore
Haven, Angler's Marina in Clewis-
ton, Garrard's Bait and Tackle in
Okeechobee, Beck's Food Store
in Lakeport, Kelly's Bait and Tack-
le in Belle Glade, and other loca-
tions around Lake Okeechobee.
For more information phone
Big 0 Bassmasters president Mike
Woodham, Lakeside Electric, at
228-0111.


Charity Auction


Courtesy photo
Katharine L. Kangieser and
Andrew B. Hogan


Kangieser-Hogan
Katharine L. Kangieser of Hol-
lywood, and Andrew B. Hogan, of
Lehigh Acres, are announcing
their engagement. The prospec-
tive groom is the son of Janie Gor-
don/ Michael Hogan, of Lehigh
Acres/Lake Worth, Texas. The
wedding is planned for March 5,
2005 in LaBelle at the Hendry
House. The-bride-to-be is a 1990
graduate of McArthur High, she is
employed as a CMA with HRMC.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of
Sarasota High. He is employed as
security with the Labelle court-
house after the wedding the cou-
ple will reside in Pioneer.


Courtesy photo
Amanda Rose Huff
and John Zarrella

Zarrella-Huff
Mr. Robert D. Huff and Mrs.
Yvonne Calhoun are proud to
announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter Amanda
Rose 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-
mony will take place at Maple
Grove Baptist Church, 120 East
State Road 78, Lakeport. Friends
and family of the.brideand groom
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremony
at the Lakepbrt Community Cen-
ter located on Red Barn Road.


Okeechobee Main Street and
My Aunt's House 'The Closet' is
holding a charity auction Feb. 26,
at 10 a.m. until noon during the
Okeechobee Main Street BBQ
Event.
We are looking for furniture
(new or used), pictures, electron-
ic equipment, home accessories,
yard tools, garage tools, etc.
Items may be dropped off at
Okeechobee Main Street's Office
or My Aunt's House 'The Closet'.
Both organizations are located at
111 NE 2nd St. (the gray building
w/burgundy awnings on the cor-
ner NE 2nd St and NE 2nd Ave,
behind CVS), Monday-Friday 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. or arrangements
will or can be made for items to
be picked up by calling (863) 634-
2306.
We also need items or gift cer-
tificates (or gift cards) from
restaurants, retailers, hair salons,
florist, and the businesses- of
Okeechobee. All proceeds will
benefit disadvantaged children of
Okeechobee.
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.
is a non-profit organization with


roots dating back to 1980 when
the National Trust for Historic
Preservation formed the Main
Street program. Since 1980, the
National Main Street Center has
been working with communities
across the nation to revitalize their
historic or traditional commercial
areas.
Based in historic preservation,
the Main Street approach was
developed to save historic com-
mercial architecture and the fab-
ric of American communities'
built environment, but has
become a powerful economic
development tool as well.
My Aunt's House, Inc. is a 501
(c) (3) non-profit organization
providing support to foster chil-
dren, children in need and their
families. In September 2004, My
Aunt's House opened a Clothes
Closet. The primary goal for the
"Closet" is to give deprived chil-
dren the necessary items needed
to make their lives the best possi-
ble. The Closet is not a Thrift Shop
- clothes and other items are
given to the children and their
families.


In the Military


Theodore N. Granville
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class
Theodore N. Granville, Jr., son of
Catherine P. and Theodore N.
Granville of Clewiston, recently
received a Letter of Appreciation
from the Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV), for assisting in tsuna-
mi relief efforts during Operation
Unified Assistance in Southeast
Asia, while attached to Navy
Mobile Construction Battalion
(NMCB) Seven, the Seabees,
home based in Gulfport, Miss.
"Your fellow Americans are proud
of you and what you accom-
plished," said Gordon R. England,


SECNAV. "You showed the world
American compassion and
mercy. At sea, ashore and in the
air, you brought honor to your-
selves and to our nation."
Granville, along with thou-
sands of other U.S. Sailors and
Marines, supported more than
6,000 flight hours, helping to
deliver more than 20-million
pounds of medicine, food and
water. The supplies helped save
thousands of lives and eased the
suffering of thousands more.
Unit's like NMCB 7 specialize in
advance base construction, battle
damage repair, contingency engi-


neering, humanitarian assistance
and disaster recovery support
around the world. Granville is a
1988 graduate of Clewiston High
School of Clewiston.

Michelle D. Kosh
Navy Ensign Michelle D. Kosh,
daughter of Michael F. and step-
son of Rhonda L. Kosh of Labelle,
Fla., recently received her com-
mission as a naval officer after
completing Officer Candidate
School (OCS) at Officer Training
Command, Pensacola. During the
13-week-long training program,
Kosh received extensive instruc-


tion on a variety of specialized
subjects including navigation,
ship handling, engineering, naval
warfare and management. Kosh
also completed a demanding
daily physical fitness program that
involved running, swimming and
calisthenics. In addition, Kosh
and fellow OCS graduates
received leadership training and
instruction on the importance of
the Navy's core values: Honor,
courage and commitment; and
how their meaning impacts the
personal and professional con-
duct of the men and women serv-
ing in the Navy around the world.


Obituaries
andLews Rger ofPanma ity


Martha Leet
Stockwell Buxton
Martha Leet Stockwell Buxton,
92, died, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005,
at Hendry Regional Medical Center
in Clewiston. A native of Panama
City, she lived in Quitman, Ga. for
the past 23 years. She was born
June 21, 1912, in Malino, to the late
William Edward and Mossie Lee
Stockwell. She attended the Quit-
man Church of God. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Joseph Benjamin Buxton and one
daughter, Dorothy Faye Buxton.


She is survived by five children and
their spouses: Sidney (Ezella) Bux-
ton of Panama City; Arthbrine
(Paul) Wilson of Clewiston;
Josephine (James) Crosby of Quit-
man, Ga.; Patricia (David) Chancy
of Clewiston; Ruth Clements of
Quitman, Ga.; one brother, Archie
Stockwell of Panama City; 13
grandchildren, 26 great grandchil-
dren and 15 great-great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held at
Wilson Funeral Home in Panama
City, with interment at Evergreen
Memorial Gardens. The Reverends
James Pearson of Quitman, Ga.


and Lewis Rogers of Panama City,
officiated.
Kaylene Massa
Kaylene Massa, 43, of Clewis-
ton, died, Saturday, Feb. 12, at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Massa was born in Ft. Myers,
and is a lifelong resident of the area.
Survivors include her husband,
Franco Massa, of Clewiston; her
son, Andrew Dennis Massa, of
Clewiston; daughter Amity Brooke
Massa, of Clewiston; her parents,
Glenn and Juanita Taylor, of Moore
Haven, two brothers, Norman Tay-


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lor of Elbridge, N.Y; and one sister
Kentie Hingson, of Moore Haven.
Services were held Feb. 15, at First
United Methodist church, burial fol-
lowed at Ortona Cemetery. Officiat-
ing clergy was Reverend Tom
Street. Akin-Davis funeral homes is
in charge of arrangements.


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Can a sweet favorite be a health food?


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If your Valentine brought you
chocolate, it doesn't have to be a
guilty pleasure. In moderation,
even chocolate can be part of a
healthy diet.
Chocolate contains antioxidants
- beneficial compounds which
are often found in fruits and vegeta-
bles.
Anti-oxidants are substances
that help the body rid itself of free
radicals. Free radicals are created
by the body's natural processes -
they are leftover bits of cells. If the
body cannot rid itself of these "left-
overs", they may contribute to
health problems such as heart dis-
ease and cancer.
Chocolate comes from the
seeds of the Cocoa tree. It is some-
times spelled Cocao or Cacao. The
plant's scientific name is Theobro-
ma Cacao, which means "food of
the gods" in Greek.
Researchers at Pennsylvania
State University found that like
products of many other plants,
Cocoa powder contains high levels
of anti-oxidants.
Researchers in Japan also found
Cocoa powder may help lower the
LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels.
While Cocoa may be consid-
ered a "health food", check the
labels when buying chocolate.


A
Healthier
Life /


with Katrina Elsken


There may be other ingredients
that are not so healthy. For exam-
ple, you still want to avoid any
foods that contain transfats or high
fructose corn syrup.
To get the maximum level of
antioxidants, choose dark choco-
late.
Recent studies have shown that
chocolate may also help you feel
better. It contains a substance
called theobromine, an alkaloid
that is in the same category as caf-
feine. Some researchers also
believe the anandamides in choco-
late and Cocoa powder activates
the same receptor in the brain as
marijuana. They believe this is why
some people crave chocolate
when they are under stress.
While a little chocolate may
help you feel better, too much can
contribute to headaches. As with


many foods, moderation is the key.
Some trivia for those who love
chocolate:
Historically, chocolate has
been the gift of lovers and is said to
be an aphrodisiac. It contains
phenylethylarnine, the chemical
stimulant produced by the brain
when a person is in love.
Chocolate is a high-energy
food, and has been appreciated as
such by explorers. Sir Edmund
Hillary packed chocolate for his
Mount Everest climb. Both Ameri-
can and Soviet astronauts have
taken chocolate with them into
space.
While the Cocao tree is native
to South and Central America,
Africa is now the world's leading
producer of cocoa.
The Aztecs used cacoa beans
as currency and offered them as
gifts to their gods.
One plain milk chocolate
candy bar has more protein than a
banana.
Thomas Jefferson preferred
hot cocoa to coffee or tea. He
wrote about the benefits of his
favorite hot beverage in a letter to
John Adams, praising the health
benefits and nourishments of
chocolate.
Mozart loved chocolate so


Camp E-Tu-Makee fundraiser a success


Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.
Camp E-Tu-Makee held its ninth
annual Advisory Committee Skeet
Shoot on Saturday Feb. 5. Camp E-
Tu-Makee was established in 1983
and is located in Hendry County.
As a year round, outdoors thera-
peutic program, Camp E-Tu-Makee
helps at-risk boys ages 10-17 by
providing behavioral treatment
with a fully accredited educational
component. It is one of five Eckerd
Wilderness Educational System
camps in Florida and one of 18 out-
door therapeutic treatment pro-
grams Eckerd Youth Alternatives
operates.
In the Mikosukee Native lan-
guage, E-Tu-Makee means "side by
side." All proceeds collected during
the skeet shoot are earmarked for
the construction and furnishing of
a new Educational Center to be
located on the camp's property -
located south of Clewiston on CR
*835.
Approximately 200 shooters,
guests, family members, former
campers, staff and volunteers
enjoyed a day of competition, food
and fellowship.
"This year' s-ho':t should put us
over -th Eiffrs: goal %e set for hifs
project, which was ,raising
$50,000," said Lance Ramer, Camp
E-Tu-Makee community develop-
ment manager. "Our next goal is to
secure matching funds and hope-
fully begin construction."
The response has been remark-
able to this point.
"When we began this endeav-
or, none of us had any idea of the
incredible response and support
we have received from the com-
munity and how our 'little dream'
has grown to be the largest one-day
event in Eckerd Youth Alternatives
fundraising activities," said Mr.
Ramer. "What started as 20 guys
getting together on a Saturday after-
noon, nine years ago, has devel-
oped into an event that has over 70
shooters divided into five flights,
shooting over three different cours-
es and in three separate divisions,
it's incredible."
Of course, Mr. Ramer said this
couldn't be possible without the
help of everyone involved.
"This is all done by the kindness
and generosity of our Advisory
Committee and our Corporate
Sponsors, without whom none of
this could be possible," said Mr.
Ramer. "Their shared vision of car-
ing for the youth and families we
serve and the staff we support at E-
Tu-Makee make this possible."
Mr. Ramer extended a thank
you to advisory board members


Courtesy photo
Fred Wolf, Men's champion and Grand champion takes aim
at the target during the ninth annual skeet shoot, which took


place Feb. 5
Chris Shupe, Mali Chamness,
Melanie McGahee, Tom Perry, Sally
Conley, Mickey Foster, Don Gut-
shall, and Rodney Larson. Mr.
Ramer also expressed his apprecia-
tion to all the corporate sponsors,
individuals, and volunteers for their
time and effort in making this
year's shoot a success.
New to this year's shoot was a
five-stand course.
"I went to the State Five-Stand
Championship in Okeechobee last
September and met two-time
Sporting Clays World Champion
Mick Howells. We talked shooting
sports, about Eckerd Youth Alterna-
tives, about E-Tu-Makee, the kids,
our fundraising skeet shoot, etc.
and exchanged numbers," said Mr.
Ramer. "About a month ago I went
to Palm Beach Trap and Skeet and
met Mick again, and he was kind
enough to offer his five-stand set up


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to our event I eagerly accepted
his offer and it proved to be an
immediate success and crowd
pleaser. Mick has already offered
his services at next year's event."
The 70 shooters, in three differ-
ent divisions, shot on three different
courses established on camp prop-
erty. A nine-station NRA sporting
clays tower was set up in the
camp's group game field, a 10-sta-
tion "quarter-mile walking course"
was set up in the woods, and the
sporting clays five-stand course
was shot over the front lake. Each
station on all three courses was
designed to test the shooting skills
of the participant in real life shoot-
ing/hunting scenarios.
Fred Dyess Jr. won a 12 gauge
Remington 870 pump shotgun
donated by McDaniel Ranch, and
David McDaniel won a 12 gauge
Semi-Automatic Charles Daly Tri-,


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star shotgun donated by Wolf Gun
Works in the raffles. Michelle
Schaare won a $300 gift certificate
to Log Cabin Gun Works also
donated by McDaniel Ranch for
besting the entire competitor in a
special shoot off.
Special recognition awards
were given this year to U.S. Sugar
Corporation's Charitable Trust, Jeff
and Vonnie McDaniel and Joe Mar-

lin Hilliard for their support and
encouragement year after year.
This year's Men's Open Cham-
pion and Overall Grand Champion
was Fred Wolf who received a Gold
Medal, a cash prize and the Grand
Prize, a 20 gauge Semi-Automatic
Bennelli shotgun donated by Joe
Marlin Hilliard in memory of his
father Joe A. Hilliard. Will Guslac
won a Silver Medal and cash prize
for runner-up honors in the Men's
Division after a shoot off with Mr.'
Wolf. Women's Champion Laura
Smith won her Gold Medal and
cash prize after a shoot off with
runner-up Jennifer Wades who
received a Silver Medal and cash for
her efforts. Beau Ramer won the
Gold Medal and cash prize in the
Youth Division after distancing the
field, and Samuel Edwards collect-
ed the Silver Medal and cash.
A highlight again this year was
Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc.,
Camp E-Tu-Makee Resident Direc-
tor Chief Lou Barrington, who
drove down from Blakely Georgia
to tell a story or two, mingle with
the crowd and prepare his "Old
fashioned barbeque lunch."
Eckerd Youth Alternatives is a
non-profit organization that serves
more than 9,900 at risk and trou-
bled youth each year. For more
information call (727) 461-2990 or
visit our Web site at
www.eckerd.6rg.


much he wrote about it in an
opera.
Because chocolate burns eas-
ily, a chocolate cake should be
baked at a little lower temperature
than any other kind of cake.
In the 16th Century, monks
and nuns who were fasting were
allowed to eat chocolate in order to
keep from feeling faint.
In the Alfred Hitchcock film
"Psycho", they used chocolate
syrup for blood in the infamous
shower scene. Since the movie was
in black and white, the color didn't
matter.
M&M's were created for the
American military. In 1941, they
were a favorite of American GI
s serving in World War II because
they did not melt as easily as choco-
late bars. They were originally
packaged in cardboard tubes. By
the late 1940s, M&Ms were widely
available to the American public.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
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Speak Out

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express your opinion or ask a question about public issues.
You are not required to give your name. While we want you to
speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for
clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.


The devil kinda made me do it


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"It's his fault. It's her fault. It's
their fault." Since the beginning of
time our first instinct has been to
blame others for our own failures.
Instead of accepting responsibility,
we claim we are t
victims of cruel
and callous
forces.
I read about
one man who
was suing a hos-
pital. A doctor
had performed
staple surgery on
his stomach to Pastor
help him lose John Hicks
weight. A couple
of days after his operation, he raid-
ed the hospital refrigerator and
stuffed himself with everything he
could find. This tore open the sta-
ples and forced another surgery.
He was suing the hospital for hav-
ing a refrigerator near his room. He
claimed the temptation was too
great and thus his complications


were the hospital's fault
Since the Garden of Eden,
humans have made it a regular
practice to shift blame. Do you
remember Adam and Eve? Adam
admits to God that he ate the for-
bidden fruit, but it wasn't his fault.
"The woman You gave me, she
made me eat that fruit." Is Eve
responsible? Of course not! Eve's
response is, "The serpent deceived
me, and I ate." "It's not my fault.
The devil made me do it."
It's time to break out of this vic-
tim mentality and take responsibili-
ty. There is a wonderful device that
all of us have in our homes that can
help us do this. Some of you may
think I am talking about the Bible,
but I'm not. While the Bible does
reveal to us the spiritual truths that
will make our lives whole, there is
another more fundamental device
that can help us. It is a mirror. If you
gaze into it, you will see who can
help solve many of the problems
you face in life.
There is truth in the statement
that each of us is either a part of the


problem or a part of the solution to
everything we encounter. We can
choose to blame all of our prob-
lems on someone else and
become a part of these problems,
or we can take responsibility for
our lives and seek to fulfill the pur-
pose for which God created us and
become part of the solution. By the
way we manage our lives, we hold
the answer to enough of the prob-
lems we face everyday to make the
difference between a meaningful
life and a life which might drive us
to the insane asylum.
When you are having a difficult
time in a relationship, it will go
much better if you accept responsi-
bility for your part of the relation-
ship, admit your mistakes and do
what you can to make it better. If
things are not going well for you at
work, if you change the things you
can so that you do the best job you
can do, more than likely you will
make a difference enough so that
your job will be better. At church, if
you are not satisfied with what is
happening, you can do your part to
make things better by taking an


active part in the ministry and by
making sure you say only things
which will strengthen the ministry
you share as a congregation.
We are now in the season of
Lent, that period of the church year
that calls us to a time of self-exami-
nation as we approach Easter. God
invites each of us to daily take stock
of our lives, and then seek to find
the ways we can become a part of
the solutions to as many of the
human problems, which we
encounter directly or indirectly as
we can.
It's each one of us, not as God
and not as one lone super-person,
but as God's children with His Spirit
in us that can love, forgive, care,
show mercy, share joy, and make a
difference! Empowered by God,
we can avoid the blame game, take
responsibility for our actions, and
become a part of the solution
rather than an increasing part of the
problem. When we do become
part of the solution, God will be glo-
rified, and our lives and the lives
around us will be blessed.


Courtesy photo
Mary Ann Mammen, Heather Mammen and Louise Sullivan


Three generations



tied to history


On Jan. 15, Heather Mammen,
was installed into the Ft. Myers
Chapter of the United Dauighters of
the Confederacy. She joined her
mother, Mary Ann Mammen and
grandmother, Louise Sullivan,
making it a three-generation event.
Their qualifying ancestor,
William Charles Hawkins, was
born in Leon County before Florida
became a state. With the outbreak
of the Civil War, he volunteered for
duty with a coast guard militia
patrolling the Gulf Coast. At the age


of 19, he saddled up his cowpony
and enlisted in the Confederate
Army Company K of the First Flori-
da Cavalry Regiment in January
1862. He served in all of the Regi-
ment's major battles and was
wounded in the battle of Dallas,
Georgia. He was one of only a few
original volunteers still with the
Regiment when it surrendered
April 18 at Greensboro, North Car-
olina. He died in 1907 in Sanford,
Florida where he settle after the
war.


Courtesy photo
Chuck Pelham, pastor of New Harvest, John Hicks of the
First United Methodist Church(not pictured) and Father Mar-
ciel Garcia from St. Margaret's Catholic Church joined
Clewiston Mayor Mali Chamness, Dr. Kareem Kaki and oth-
ers in dedicating the newly remodeled chapel at Hendry
Regional Medical Center Feb. 8.


HRMC dedicates new chapel


Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter hosted a dedication ceremony
Tuesday in recognition of the efforts
of local volunteers in remodeling
the hospital's chapel. During the
dedication ceremony, led by Rev.
Angel Ramos of Community Pres-
byterian Church, ministers from
the Clewiston Ministerial Associa-
tion emphasized the importance of
having ministerial services avail-
able to patients and family mem-
bers coping with illness and injury
at the hospital.
Chuck Pelham, pastor of New
Harvest, John Hicks of the First
United Methodist Church and
Father Marciel Garcia from St. Mar-


garet's Catholic Church joined
Clewiston Mayor Mali Chamness,
Dr. Kareem Kaki and HRMC CEO
Craig Cudworth in attending the
event.
According to HRMC marketing
director Rodney Larson, Gail
Williams of the Hendry Family Care
Center Volunteered her services in
redesigning the chapel, which now
features a mirror resembling a win-
dow, and a prayer area complete
with a cross, kneeling rail as well as
a menorah, new curtains and light-
ing as well as benches and chairs.
The $2,000 remodeling project
was funded with donations from
the Garden Club and Lions Club.


A clergyman's lesson from a bulldog


The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I read a summary of one of the
series of mid- a -
east peace
talks, held
some years ago
when Jimmy '-.''"' '.
Carter was
president.
Egyptian Presi-
dent Sadat was
negotiating
with Israeli Rev. Samuel
President S. Thomas
Begin, at the S.Thomas
time, at Camp David. The negotia-
tions failed and everyone was get-
ting ready to go home to announce
that there was no good news.
' Photographers had taken the
official photos and the principals
were autographing them for eadh
other as mementos of the occasion
and historic meeting. The account
reported that Begin had planned to
give one of his photos to a grand-
daughter who had lost her father
during one of the mid-east wars.
As he looked at the photo and
thought about the loss of life, and
the countless losses of life, and
what it was all about, he stopped
and asked "Can't we try once
more?"
They did, and an accord was
struck. The face of failure came
home to one of the participants in a,


Land

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the subdivision have already been
established.
Mrs. Walker said the neighbor-
hoods will feature quiet cul-de-
sacs, one third to one half-acre lots,
and city water. Palm Developments
has a home base in Beverly Hills
and it was owner-Andrew Wolf
who initially saw this area for its
potential.
"Andrew came through town to
do another deal," said Mr. Kertesz.
"He saw the land and when he sees
something he knows will work, his
vision creates it."
Mr. Kertesz said the location of
the property is an attraction in that
it sits just outside the city of Clewis-
ton, but is also between two grow-
ing counties. As part of the attrac-
tion, Mr. Wolf is offering to install
new signs welcoming people into
Clewiston, as well as making the
entrance into Sky Valley particularly
attractive.


very personal and dramatic way.
What might have begun with a
long list of wrongs, negotiating
from anger, trying to put a strong
face in front of an adversary, won-
dering how.the others might feel
about any signs of weakness'in the
fight in front of them; all came
down to someone seeing the
tragedy and saying "enough".
I shared a copy of rimy account
with a church counselor and we
both agreed it might just as well
apply on personal levels. How
many households "declare war"
When some issue comes up -
usually more of a symbol of domi-
nance or being vindicated than a
real matter of importance! I was the
head a Church that got into a "row"
over whether the collection plates
should lay flat on the table provided
or stand upright against the wall!
When I served that Church, it
was never an issue. In fact, all of the
confrontations that exist seem to
have their hidden agendas, and the
presenting problems often turns
out to be the sign of something far
deeper, more significant, unspo-
ken. My question has often been
this question when I find myself
involved with angry participants,
"Just how important is this issue?"
A realtor told me about the sale
of a home involving hundreds of
dollars going out the window over
a $15 table. Just how important is it
about who does what in the house-
hold, or how important is it who is


In all, the property sits on 54
acres, which includes a 10-acre
lake. Lots are currently starting in
the high 40s, but Mrs. Walker feels
that the starting prices shouldn't
scare off locals.
"Currently, we have people
from Miami and Ft. Myers snapping
up these lots," she said. "That's
why local people need to have the
same opportunity to buy."
One key element in the future
construction of the project is Mr.
Kertesz's commitment to use local
-labor in this major undertaking,
invoking new job opportunities for
Hendry County. The county cur-
rently has the highest unemploy-
ment rate in the state.
The property has already been
rezoned for residential, according
to Mrs. Walker. To find out more
about this opportunity and to learn
what still remains to be done
before groundbreaking begins,
contact Sugar Realty at 983-2933.
To discover all real estate opportu-
nities, local realtors can be found in
the classified section.


"right" and who is "wrong"? Too
many times, when a heated argu-
ment is well underway, someone
will ask, "What are you arguing
about," and both parties will admit.
"We don't know!"
Of course not the argument
wasn't about an issue, itwas about
who could dominate, or who
would feel vindicated, or who felt
the need to win that moment. I
have often wondered if the real
argument is away of saying, "Don't
ignore me!" or reaching out to
another in a strange, contorted
way.
The Lord admonishes us to
"settle matters quickly with your


adversary..." and then you'll avoid
going to court (Mathew 5:25). Per-
haps you'll avoid the war, or per-
haps the divorce, or perhaps the
loss of a new home that you've
always wanted. I hope I can see
"the big picture" when I'm in the
midst of a heated argument and
when nobody is listening, paying
attention or speaking with an
indoor voice. I worked for a well-
loved and respected clergyman
who told me one day, "A bulldog
can beat a skunk any day, but is it
worth it?"
Sometimes our "victories"
come with a very high price they
may really be not worth it at all.


Harlem Highlights


Street Ministry
Mount Calvary Missionary Bap-
tist Church will continue its Street
Ministry services on Saturday, Feb.
19 at 7:30 p.m. The services will be
held at the "People Who Care
Park" located on Harlem Academy
Avenue. Everyone is invited to
attend. Rev. Dwayne E. Brown, Pas-
tor.

Black History Program
It is not too late if you are inter-
ested in participating in the Black
History Program to be held Friday,
Feb. 25 at the Harlem Civic Center
at 7:30 p.m. See Sis. Priscilla Brown
or Emma Dixon. Let us unite to
help make the program successful.
This is a community affair.

Yard sales and good food
Plan to go out throughout the
community and town on Saturday,
Feb. 19 to the many yard sales
being held. Also, many of the sales
will have plenty of food for pur-
chasing. What you can't find at.
one, perhaps you can find it at
another sale. Some of the sales will
have fried fish, hush puppies and
more. Sounds good? So plan to find
one and patronage to a good
cause. Your contributions will be
greatly appreciated.

Sick and shut-ins
Remember to pray for the sick
and shut-ins. Visit them in the hos-
pitals, health care centers and their
homes. A visit will help make their
day. Pray God's strength for the
bereaved families in the communi-
ty and surrounding areas. Remem-


Emma
Dixon il,
b o t/'


ber to pray for those incarcerated.
Prayer changes all things.

Happy birthdays
Birthday wishes goes out :to:
Phillip-Summers,. Mildred Dixon,
Norris Gaines, Quenetta Dixon,
Robert Holmes, Helen Wilson,
Elgenette Williams, Valerie Byrd,
and a very special. 3rd birthday
wish goes out to Jaivus Chavers
Feb. 11. God bless each of you with
many more.

District competition
The competition began on
Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 4:30 p.m. with
top seed, Bishop Verot with a bye.
No results on Tuesday and
Wednesday games. The champi-
onship game will be played Satur-
day, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Good luck
Tigers!

Girls softball
Continue to support our youth
as many of them have begun play-
ing Lady Tiger softball. The next
home game will be Tues., Feb.
22nd at 5 p.m. followed by the var-
sity game at 7 p.m.

Thought for today
"Wal-Mart is not the only Saving
place"


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will be March 4. Any business or
school organization and bands
interested in participating in the
parade, please call for an entry
form.
Clewiston

Garden Club
Clewiston Garden Club is
having their regular monthly
meeting, Feb.17 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Youth Center. Our program
will be given by Barbara Hadsell
on landscaping to minimize
future windstorm damage, and
she will be sharing this informa-
tion with you. Anyone in the
community that is interested is
invited.
Flu shots available
Flu Vaccines are available to
the public at Hendry Regional
Corporate Health for S20. Call
(863) 983-1123 for details.
Project Graduation
fish fry
Fish fry for project gradua-
tion, Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at
the Elks Lodge. There will be
fish, baked beans, slaw and
hushpuppies. Donation: $6.


American Red

Cross golf tourney
The American Red Cross
Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
has been rescheduled for Satur-
day, Feb. 19 at the Clewiston Golf
Course. Players may combine
their own four man teams or sign
up and be placed on a team. To
sign up or for more information,
call (863) 983-1448. Come out
and support your local American
Red Cross.
Diabetes classes
Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter will be offering Diabetes Class-
es starting in March. Please call
Toni Pavey-McDaniel at 983-1123.
for more information. Seating is
limited.
Senior Connection
upcoming events
The next Family Caregiver Sup-
port Group meetings will be Feb.
23 in Moore Haven. All support
group meetings feature a special
presentation from knowledge-
able experts on such topics as
legal issues, care-giving how-tos,
or memory loss. All meetings take
place from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. (In Moore
Haven call 946-1821, 983-7088 in
Clewiston, and in LaBelle, call
675-1446 for more info.)


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Thursday, February 17,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Police


Belle Glade
Police Department
Jan. 23, a juvenile, 15, was
charged with burglary of occupied
dwelling.
Jan. 24, Willie Terrell, 19, was
charged with simple domestic bat-
tery.
Jan. 24, a juvenile, 10, was
charged with attempted homicide.
Jan. 25, Shecale Kwecolegayle
Morgan, 18, was charged with a for-
gery, attempted grand theft, and
criminal mischief.
Jan. 25, John Reives, 18, was
charged with loitering and prowling,
resisting arrest without violence, and
exposure of sexual organs.
Jan. 26, Evaraude Young, 26, was
charged with tampering with witness.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 12, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 12, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 15, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 13, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 14, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 27, Fellose Rivers, 18, was
charged with loitering and prowling,
and possession of burglary tools.
Jan. 27, Marcus Anderson, 22,
was charged with loitering and
prowling, and possession of con-
cealed weapon.
Jan. 27, a juvenile, 17, was
charged with loitering and prowling.
Jan. 27, Ezell Latimore, 28, was
charged with FTA-Warrant:
Jan. 27, Charvorris D. Roundtree,
18, was charged with affray.
Jan. 27, a juvenile, 17, was
charged with affray.
Jan. 28, Dennis Devose, 27, was
charged with petit theft.
Jan. 28, Clayburn Davis, 34, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams.
Jan. 28, a juvenile, 14, was
charged with structure burglary.
Jan. 28, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with structure burglary.
Jan. 29, Johnny Hill, 18, was


charged with burglary.
Jan. 29. a juvenile, 16, was
charged with burglary.
Jan. 29, Robert Smith, 38, was
charged with throwing deadly missile
into occupied dwelling, burglary of
occupied dwelling, felony criminal
mischief. and resisting arrest without
violence.
Jan. 29, Joselito Gastillo, 36, was
charged with domestic battery, and
child abuse.
Jan. 29, Johnny D. Hill, 18, was
charged with criminal mischief, and
violation of protection injunction.
Jan. 29, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Lena Lane, 22, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Will Dorsey 111, 25, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, a juvenile, 14, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, a juvenile, 17, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Aikesha Allen, 25, was
charged with criminal mischief.
Jan. 31, Robert Williams, 21, was
charged with possession of cocaine
with intent to sell.
Jan. 31, Bruce Henderson, 39,
was charged with violation of proba-
tion-Warrant for grand theft.
Feb. 1, Willie Lewis, 43, was
charged with burglary to structure.
Feb. 1, Ernest Brown, 25, was
charged with aggravated battery with
a firearm-warrant.
Feb. 2, Will Dorsey, 25, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams, and resisting
arrest without violence.
Feb. 2, Anthony Bradley, 20, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams.
Feb. 2, Marcus Small, 21, was
charged with VOP-warrant for
attempted burglary.
Feb. 4, Charles M. Bailey, 35, was
charged with grand theft auto.
Feb. 4, Charles Singleton, 60,
was charged with VOP-warrant for
driving while license suspended or
revoked.
Feb. 5, James Roosevelt Green,
55, was charged with VOP-warrant
for burglar to a dwelling.


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Saying deputies would not be allowed to carry tasers
unless they themselves were exposed to the weapons,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon was the first of
the officers in his new administration to volunteer to
have the weapon tested on him during classes at the gun
range Feb. 9. New GCSO law enforcement officers
recently completed training with the tasers, giving them
a new weapon to control and apprehend suspects with-
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GCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Captain
Daryl Lewis, who came from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and lives in Buckhead Ridge launches
into the air, when hit with a one-second burst from a
taser as part of his certification to carry the weapon.
Unlike tasers sold on the Internet for civilian use, law
enforcement tasers have a higher pull rate and higher
power output, and have been optimized for full body
lockup for restraint. They also have a range of 21 feet.


Feb. 5, Cedric Harris, 19, was
charged with battery.
Feb. 6, Audrey Carey, 43, was
charged with VOP-warrant for bat-
tery, and VOP-warrant for possession
of paraphernalia.
Feb. 6, Gregorio Baltizar, 24, was
charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 9, Lavorris Maddox, 19, was
charged with burglary, and grand
theft.
Feb. 9, Jamel Javarri Ford, 20,
was charged with burglary, and
grand theft.
Feb. 9, Clarence Jermaine Robin-
son, 18, was charged with burglary
and grand theft.
Feb. 9, Eddy Jenkins, 43, was
charged with theft.
Feb. 9, a juvenile, 15, was
charged with felony battery.
Feb. 9, Antonio D. Graham, 24,
was charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 9, Denarius [Bailey, 21, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams, and resisting
arrest without violence.


Feb. 9, Juan Antonio Ruiz, 44,
was charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon.
Feb. 10, Antoine Cain, 25, was
charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 10, Toriano Rutliedge, 20,
was charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, resisting arrest without
violence, possession of narcotic
paraphernalia, and possession of a
firearm with an altered serial number.
Feb. 10, John W. Thomas, 43,
was charged with trespassing.
Feb. 10, Everett Banton, 29, was
charged with trespassing.
Feb. 12, Ronald W. Haulcomb,
37, was charged with possession of
marijuana under 0 grams, and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 12, Alberto Castillo, 22, was
charged with habitual traffic viola-
.tions, FTA-warrant traffic, sale of
stolen property, FTA-warrant Posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams,
FTA-warrant driving while license
suspended or revoked.


Wanted Fugitives


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Santos Jimenez, alias
Jimenez Santos, wanted for
felony failure to appear carrying a
concealed firearm; improper
exhibition of a dangerous
weapon. His date of birth is 8-21-
80. He is a white male, 5' 5 tall
and weighs 128 pounds, with
black hair and brown eyes. His
last known address was West
Canal L Street, Belle Glade. His
occupation is unknown.
If you know the whereabouts
of Santos Jimenez or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous and
still receive a cash reward of up to
$1,000 if your tip leads to an
arrest. You can also visit the Crime
Stoppers website at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


Courtesy photo
Santos Jimenez
Jimenez was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


FWC special details



prove successful


WEST PALM BEACH Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) officers spent
this weekend making strong
cases to protect our wildlife
resources.
In Martin County, FWC offi-
cers conducted a night hunting
detail ifivolving land and air
assets looking for illegal hunting
activities and their efforts were
rewarded. Shortly before mid-
night Saturday, Feb. 12, the pilot
spotted a truck circling a field
and shining a spotlight typical
illegal night hunting activity.
Land patrol units were dis-
patched to the area.
After hearing gunshots, the
officers entered the property and
were directed to the truck's loca-
tion by the air unit. Five individu-
als, Michael Robinson, Luisa
Robinson, John Perrone, and
Loriann Hubbell, all from West
Palm Beach, and James Laduke
of Okeechobee were caught in
the act of cleaning deer. FWC
officers found three deer: A six-
point antler deer on ground (in
process of being gutted), one
skinned and gutted deer on the
tailgate, and a cooler of quar-
tered-up deer parts.
Each received citations for
taking deer at night with gun and
light (1st degree misdemeanor;
up to one-year in jail and/or
$1000 fine, the loss of hunting
privileges for three years, plus
confiscation of hunting equip-
ment involved) and possession
of having freshly killed deer out
of season (2nd degree misde-
meanor; up to 60 days in jail
and/or $500 fine). In addition,
FWC officers seized the rifle,
ammunition, spotlight, and deer
as evidence, with the deer being
donated to a local wildlife reha-


'bilitator.
In Okeechobee County,, FWC
officers responded to a citizen's
report of someone shooting a
hawk off a pole from their vehi-
cle. The caller reported the tag
number and general description
of the vehicle and shooter,
which led FWC investigators to
West Palm Beach resident Don-
ald Ponder, of Alam-O Farm. -
FWC investigators retrieved
the red-shouldered hawk and
interviewed Mr. Ponder, who
confessed to the shooting and
showed the. gun. He was cited
for unlawfully killing a federally
protected bird (2nd degree mis-
demeanor, up to 60 days in jail
and/or $500 fine).


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On a roll with Jellyroll's newest dinner addition


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The Jellyrolls logo is becoming a familiar sight to more than
just the residents of Belle Glade. The popular establishment
is drawing crowds from all over and that translates to more
people spending their tourism dollar in surrounding counties.


"We are being discovered,"
notes author Ann O'Connell
Rust and owner of Jellvroll's.
"With more than 30 percent of
our business coming from out-
side the Glades, we are quickly
becoming a demand generator,
driving new visitors to the City of
Pahokee, Lake Okeechobee and
the Glades. We have people trav-
eling from as far north as Cape
Canaveral and as far south as
Miami. I make a habit of talking
to everyone I see coming into
Jellyroll's," she continued. "We
want our customers to feel at
home."
Yesterday Guy Bising, general
manager and creator of the
restaurant concept, spoke to a


retired couple that drove over
from Fort Meyers because they
saw the articles published by the
Associated Press. They had fin-
ished their lunch and said they
were glad they had come, he
said.
"Our customers are asking
about places to stay here, and of
course we tell them about Ever-
glades Adventures and its beau-
tiful rental cabins."
Ann Rust is more than a little
excited over how the restaurant
has been received.
"We're getting better every
day, and you can count on good
food when you come," she said.
Friday, Feb. 18, will mark the
opening of Jellyroll's for dinner.


We are going to offer dinner
because that's what our cus-
tomers are telling us they want.
and our menu will be expanding
as soon as our new refrigeration
systems arrive," he added.
Jellyroll's also has a complete
deli, selling sliced meats and
cheeses by the pound along
with coffee beans from seven
different countries.
"We guarantee our prices to
be at least $1.00 below all the
supermarket prices. We are try-
ing to offer really good value at
our retail shop."
If you're looking for a great
buy, try the deli ham for only
$3.49 per pound and coffee
beans for $5.99 per pound. They


also offer freshly baked bakery
items, including pies, donuts
and assorted Mexican sweet
breads like Nube, Concha,
Empanadas, Campanadas, Pan
Blanco and more.

"Jellyroll's unique comnbina-
tion of cuisines is becoming
popular because it offers some
thing foi everybody and enough
choices to keep you coming
back. You'll never go away hun-
gry at Jellyroll's", says Guy Bis-
ing, "and the food is very good.
That's what our customers tell
us, because we ask them every
day."


Health fair offers free exams


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The
Hendry/Glades Community
Health Fair is coming to Clewiston
once again and it is designed to
target all areas involving rural
health care.
According to Ellen Geake, one
of the event's organizers, the fair
is an opportunity to provide med-
ical services to rural residents, as
well as introduce the benefits of
living in rural communities to
medical professionals who are
looking for places to set up their
practices.
"It's not only a chance to pro-
vide services to patients, but also
shows the joys of rural living to
health care providers," said Mrs.
Geake.
But the ultimate goal of the fair
is to provide an opportunity to the
people who don't have a primary
health care provider and those
people who just refuse to seek
medical help unless it is a life or
death situation.
In today's costly medical envi-
ronment, more and more people
are without health insurance and
would rather roll the dice on their
health than face financial ruin.
Even those people who have
some insurance, face large
deductibles and will forego trips


to the doctor to avoid expenses.
"This fair benefits a lot of peo-
ple," said Mrs. Geake. "There are
lots of seasonal workers who are
not insured or under insured. And
there are a lot of regular people
that a trip to the doctor just isn't in
their budget. But I can't stress
enough the importance of this
opportunity to get checked out
before it's too late."
The fair was the first of its kind
two years ago for local residents
and it turned out to be a lifesaver
for one young girl. Mrs. Geake
said the 2003 event, discovered
things they had not seen before
and in one particular case saved
the life of a young girl.
I For that reason, the event
organizers are going to have a
pediafrician on site and many
other services will be offered.
Included in the services will be
breast exams. Mrs. Geake said is
something is suspected during
the free exams and a trip to the
doctor is warranted, the expense
will be laid out on a sliding scale
to ensure the patient will follow
up on the needed care.
There will be full medical and
dental screenings; tests for high
blood pressure, glucose, HIV test-
ing, bone density test, eye/hearing
exams, exhibits on health and
safety, food, games and prizes,


entertainment and more.
This year's health fair will take
place Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.-4
p.m., at the Clewiston Middle
School. Mrs. Geake said the class-
rooms will be set up like exam
rooms to handle the patients in
private.
The fair is the result of the
Nova Southeastern University's
(NSU) Health Professions Divi-
sion and the Area Health Educa-
tion Centers, which started in the
1970s, as a means to address the
need for health care professions
in medically under-served areas.
Doctor John Geake, a NSU
graduate, was the first private
practitioner in this area to have
medical students rotate through
his own practice, which ultimate-
ly resulted in NSU focusing their
services to this area.
In all, there will be more than
40 participating agencies and ven-
dors who will be attending the fair
to provide medical services and
educational information to resi-
dents in this area.
The Clewiston Lion's Club will
also be at the fair providing their
noteworthy cooking services, as
well as many other community
volunteers. For more information,
contact Toni Pavey-McDaniel at
983-1123.


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In February, 1841, a military
unit of the Third U.S. Regiment of
Artillery escorting a survey crew
intending to blaze a trail through
the Kissimmee Slough moves
deep into Seminole territory. The
Seminoles have warned the gov-
ernment not to intrude into their
lands. Half the warriors are gone,
preparing to lead a war party
against the U.S. Army near Okee-
chobee in two weeks.
Although outnumbered, the
Seminoles vow to fight until the
last man to show the U.S. govern-
ment that they won't be driven
from their land.
While the Kissimmee Slough
Shootout and Rendezvous held
Feb. 4-6 at Big Cypress Seminole
Reservation is not a specific his-
torical re-enactment, it features
authentic period weapons, sol-
dier and warrior attire and tactics
used in a typical Seminole War
scenario.
The reenactment is the culmi-
nating event of a daylong pro-
gram each day featuring Indian
encampments where native arti-
facts and weapons are on display,
and traditional Indian dancing,
storytelling and games are show-
cased. Settlement camps on the
museum grounds feature re-
enactors in period dress demon-
strating how pioneers, soldiers
and Indians lived at the time.


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CHS students attend Leadership Training Conference


By Louis Lillard
CLEWISTON Students con-
"centrated on their leadership
*skills at one of several workshops
developed for CHS student lead-
ers. The workshops were held at
the Clewiston Youth Center with
two special guests, Hope Sullen-
berger and Rachel Slone.
Hope Sullenberger is the Area
5 Vice-President of the Future
Farmers of America (FFA), and
Rachel Slone is the Health Occu-
pations Students of America
.(HOSA) State Northern Vice-
President. Ms. Sullenberger led a
seminar in leadership styles and
Ms. Slone led a discussion group
-on good communication skills in
leadership.
Ag teacher and FFA sponsor
Michael Swindle and Guidance
Counselor Sharon Nowling led
students in several group discus-
sions and training sessions on
how to focus their newly found
skills into something workable to
take back to their organizations.
The all day sessions were a
,release time for students to cen-
.ter on extra curricular activities,
*but also to become better citi-
zens within their schools and


their communities. Each club
sent its respective set of officers.
Even seniors, there for a second
year in a row, were delighted
with the time well spent with
friends. There were 10 students
there for the third year.
Student clubs at Clewiston
High School reflect the diverse
nature of the student body. Each
group of officers had to envision
and plan how to implement the
lessons learned to fit their partic-
ular group's interest, know-how
and diverse needs. More than 60
students joined together with
members interspersed from dif-
ferent clubs to solve problems
that involved whole group think-
ing.
From pushing a pile of pen-
nies across a table, while touch-
ing only one of them, to forming
an intertwined glob of people
that could not move without all
members moving together, each
activity was designed for mem-
bers to think about how the
dynamics of a group works to
succeed and how it can fail if all
do not work together in sync.
Students found that a large
group functions better if all


members work in tandem; it all
breaks down upon attempting to
go in individual directions. To
demonstrate, this one group was
wrapped in a large band of saran
wrap-like plastic that would
break if the entire group did not
work as a whole. The actual goal
of this activity was to get the stu-
dents to realize that if the plastic
stretched, then they would have
more freedom to move.
The sharp cries of glee and joy
for success contrasted with an
equally resounding yowl of
anguish and distain for failure
were all signs that the entire day
was fun but fantastically well
spent.
Hard working faculty, teach-
ers and club sponsors, Mary
Thomas (HOSA), Brenda Lopez
(NHS), Cathy Metz (Guidance
Counselor), Mike Swindle (FFA),
Tommy Morrell (Football Coach)
and Sharon Nowling (Guidance
Counselor) worked diligently to
make the day a success for the
delighted students. The time
invested was well worth it.
According to one senior stu-
dent, "This was way better than
last year, the learning games


were more fun and even the food
was better."
Other activities included
thinking "Outside the Box"; dif-
ferent activities working together
to move an entire group across a
"fence" made of string; practic-
ing trust and teamwork, as they
made human tables with their
bodies; and leading a blindfolded
partner around the outside of the
youth center.
Student attendees were: Alli-
son Barnes, Courtney Barton,
Brooke Beatty, Brooke Beatty,
Katrina Brown, Kamryn
Caulkins, Jessica Cirino-Lan,
Glentoria Coleman, Lauren
Collins, Madeline Cruz, Marilyn
Diaz, Chloe Dunson, Alex Eagan-
Wyer, Kim Fielder, Ana Figura,
Sabrina Glover, Lauren Hall,
Raachel Hancock, Megan
Hough, David Hubbard, Robby
Hinton, Geraldine Ifill, Nathan
Jackson, T.J. Loftis; Kristine
Loper, Chris Lowe, Olivia Mar-
tinez, Kendall Miller, Perla Mon-
tiel, Marcus Moore, Christina
Morton, Alfreda Mullins, Gelacio
Paniagua, Dawn Parkerson,
Robert Pass, Sarah Peduzzi, Ruby
Perez, Tony Powell, Claudia Pru-


Westside Elementary School Honor Roll


Kindergarten
All E's: Haley Acevedo, David
Adams, Brianna Alanis, Issabella
Allen, Kelsey Allison, Antonio
'Anderson, Mayra Avelar, Bradly
,Bellew, Courtney Blanset, Adrian
-Bushelle, Anthony Calderon,
,Sean Camaratta, Bahzeak Clarke,
'Jasmine Conner, Ashley Daniels,
.Jonathan Deese, Darla Drake, Yai-
lene Del Rio, Javier DelRosario,
Tessa Dunham, Guadalupe
Duran, Jonathan Etzweiler, Brit-
tany Funderburk, Shannon Gar-
rett, J'Traniah Harris, Jordan Jack-
son, Robert Johnson, Ambria
Johnson, Leonardo Leiva,
-Jazzmyn Lumpkin, Rocky Mar-
Icano, Tavarius McCray, Alyssa
Mickler, Alexa Mickler, Alanna
.Mickler, Jose Orozco, Alexx Pate,
'Martin Perez, Tammy "Daisy"
Perez, Kaylee Pilon, Katy Reyes,
Luz Rossy, Nathalie Sanchez,
Kimberly Sanchez, Shane Serrott,
Alexcia Taylor, Garrett Tedder,
Ramon Vazquez, Brittany
Williams, and Harley Yates.

First Grade
All A's: Krystal Bright, Cassidy
Cohran,Alvys'Crson .La.e-t ,'':1o-
ton, Kenya Fuller, Krystal Giraldo,
!Sadie Gomez, John Goodman,
Perla Guillermo, Christopher Har-
ris, Javonta Hart, Darius Jackson,
Sha'Quana James, Daniel Jansen,
Tahirah Landrum, Angel Lopez,


Sinead McManus,.Robert Miller,
Imani Nedd, Dayanna Paloblan-
co, Alyssa Rawlings, Danielle
Reyes, Jessica Rios, Tyrin Sum-
mers, Mayra Trejo, Abigail Villar-
real, and Joshua Wiggins.
A's & B's: Johnny Abercrom-
bie, Eric Amaro, Deondre Bailey,
Jocelyn Chavez, Diana Cruz, Syd-
ney Findley, Karla Garcia, Brittney
Harrell, Aaron Johnson, Samuel
Jones, Kahirah Landrum,
Emmalea Lynch, Alejandro
Madrigal, Bryan Maitin, Grecia
Manzur, Joel Marcano, Heather
Norman, Alyssa Ortiz, Jessica.
Perez, Scarlett Perez, Marilyn
Romero, Cody Ronquillo, Cath-
leen Sanchez, Rashawn Sanders,
Ramon Vazquez, Ryan Wyatt, and
Everardo Yanes.
Second Grade
All A's: Melanie Allen, Kayla
Andrews, Megan Blount, Rachel
Creagh, Carolina Garcia, Anessa
Leyva, Breanna Nealy, Alexandra
Padron, Damian Ramirez, Jessica
Rawlings, Darryon Skinner,
Devontae Weekley, and Gavin
Williams.
A's & B's: Markevious Allen,
. Luis .Arellano,. Nestor ..Cabana,
Tyler Clemons, Brett Cortez,
Noemi Cruz, Andrew Depaz,
Vianca Gallegos, Adrian Garcia,
Sydney Garrett, Akota Hinton,
Zachary Hunter, Fredrick Lan-
drum, David Lara, Micah Murphy,


Ryan Nesbitt, Jusue Orduna, Jor-
dan Pencarinha, Alyssa Penton,
Janaria Powell, Janet Reyes,
Gabriella Rico, Sebastian
Sanchez, Sergio Sanchez, Brenna
Sherrill, Alan Smith, Ker-Nigil
Thicklin, Alister Thomas, and
Edgar Villagomez.
Third Grade
All A's: Amanda Blue, Sydney
Connell, Janai Gonzalez, Derrick
Jackson, Brock Ramer, Leonel
Ramirez, Jose Romero, Ariana
Rosas, Juan Sandoval, and Chyna
Tucker.
A's & B's: Jennifer Benitez,
Meaghan Brothers, Brandon
Cortez, Joshua Cottiers, Hailey
Cotton, Dakodah Davis, Dustin
Egusquiza, Esmeralda Guillermo,
Edwmary Montalvo, Shanay Lind-
say, Nancy Morales-Velasquez,
Maria Orozco, Zachary Pencarin-
ha, Juan Pujol, Jessica Radcliffe,
Dagins Ruiz, and Lisette Vil-
lagomez.
Fourth Grade
All A's: Alyssa Baldonado,
Priscila Barravecchia, Felipe Car-
rillo, Casey Crawford, Leonardo
Garcia, Samantha Jansen, Kelsie
Moore, Olivia Riviera, Susana
Tamez, Melodie Villamia, and
Jessie Wiggins.
A's & B's: Kevonte Bailey,
Danyelle Chevalier, Darius Cohen,
Tamika Cooke, Zachary Gacula,


Ryan Garcia, Andrea Harrell, Jak-
enya Johnson, Rachel Kelley,
Clayton Kline, Jasmine Leiva,
Jyotis Marcano, Heather Massie,
Rachel Mendoza, Destiny Murphy,
Shamarria Morrison, Clem Nealy,
Miguel Perera, Stephanie
Quinones, Ashanti Richards,
Jamequa Stephens, Roger
Schultz, Ashley Schwartz, Pedro
Segura, Danielle Stremus, V.
Matthew Sullivan, Heather
Thomas, and Arelys Valles.

Fifth Grade
All A's: Michonae Brown, Zeb
Christmas, Shanice Cooke,
Anaruth Cruz, Luis Dieguez, Bre-
anna Giraldo, Erica Hegley Kin-
isha Holligan, Shantoria Johnson,
Robby McCarthy, Noe Perez, Adri-
ana Rangel, Francisco Reyes,
Savannah Rounds, Yaritza
Sanchez, Clarissa Sanchez, Fanya
Sanchez-Riveros, Ileana Sanchez-
Riveros, Jessica Schultz,
Co'Bryant Skinner, Kenisha
Smith, Dennis Torres, and Kather-
ine Valdes.
A's & B's: Nicole Agee, Leslie
Almanza, Victoria Esposito, Crys-
tal Garcia, Francisco Garcia, Brian
Hester, Ravin Lee, Julian Men-
doza, Roeissa Moore, Adam Oli-
varez, Maryly Rico, Esmeralda
Rodriguez, Jeffrey Rojas, Genaro
Romero, Samkerria Slaughter,
Stephanie Trevino, and Daniel
Whitehead.


February Students of the Month


Pizza party
Clewiston Brownie Troop 808 celebrates a successful
2005 cookie sale with a pizza party. The girls wish to
thank everyone who bought cookies. Because of your
support, the troop will be able to do the activities they
planned last fall and also finance their service project for
disadvantaged children.


Central Elementary
Congratulations to Samantha
Martinez, 3rd grade and Kyle Mann,
1st grade, who are February Stu-
dents of the Month. Both students
received passes to Mann's Theatre
and a gift certificate to Scoopy
Doos. Thanks to Mr, And Mrs.
Mann for supporting our Student of
the Month program.
After school program will end
Feb. 23rd for 3rd grade students.
Feb. 24 is the last day for 4th and 5th
grade students. After school for
Scrabble will end Feb. 24 and Cho-
rus will be Feb 22.
FCAT begins Feb. 28 and goes
through March 4 for grades 3-5.
Fifth grade students will also test on
March 7-8. Please make sure your
child gets plenty of rest and attends
school everyday during' testing.
Please make sure your child eats
breakfast on these days also. Break-
fast is served free each morning in
the cafeteria.
Central elementary will begin


Courtesy photo
Samantha Martinez and Kyle
Mann Central Elementary


having a family movie night each
month beginning on March 4.
Monies collected will go to our
fundraiser for new playground
equipment The price will be $2 for
adults and $1 for children. Food,
snacks, and drinks may also be pur-
chased during the movie. Movies will
all be rated G. Look for more infor-
mation to come home with your
child regarding dates and times.
Just a reminder, we will have
school on Monday, Feb. 21, Presidents
Day, to make up a hurricane day.


dencia, Nafeesa Qumruzzaman,
Tabitha Ralston, Juan Ramirez,
Jennifer Reese, Candy Reyes, Jes-
sica Rice, Ana Rico, Nancy
Rivera, Alexis Rodriguez, Jessica
Rosario, Jessica Rosen, Noelle


Schneider, Amber Shannon,
Jenard Similien, Emily Smith,
Hope Stiles, Alicia Stallworth,
Rita Thompson, Blanca Vazquez,
Miranda Waddell, Jade Weiss,
and Leslie Williams.


Briefs


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
through Feb. 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 Languages), Basic Com-
puter, Spanish, and Substitute
Teacher Preparation. Also be
sure to ask about the Hendry
County Adult School Scholar-
ship. You may contact the
Clewiston Adult School at (863)
983-1511 for more information.


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p.m.
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annual tournament run by Lee
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daughter, and first and second
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Clewiston's Alton takes second at mat tourney


The Clewiston Tiger mat war-
riors were back in action Feb. 4-5,
as the competed in another gruel-
ing wrestling tournament, held in
North Palm Beach at Benjamin
High School.
Returning home with second
place was 152-pound Alton Smith
who ended the tournament with
a trio of victories, with his only
loss coming in the tournament
finals.
"Alton is becoming a great
wrestler," said head coach Jess
Alford. "He has worked hard this
season and it is starting to pay off
with success."
The Tigers placed four other
wrestlers in the top four, with
119-pound Daniel Rifa taking
third overall. Rifa clicked off four
victories to just one loss and
according to Alford, is peaking at
just the right time as districts
loom.
"He beat some good kids this
weekend," said Alford.
Jared Bacallao wrestled in the
125-pound division and split his
weekend with a 2-2 record.
Bacallao has gone up in weight,
which is a difficult transition, but
Alford said he giving a great effort
and does his entire squad proud.
Also taking fourth place for the
Tigers was 140-pound Kris Smith
who tallied three wins to his pair


of losses. Alford said Smith went
up against some serious talent
over the course of the tourna-
ment and expects Smith to make
the transition from good to great,
as his high school career contin-
ues.
Wrapping up the Tigers' top
performances was 112-pound
Anthony Smith who racked up a
trio of wins to his two losses.
Smith finished the tournament in
fourth place, which is fairly note-
worthy since it was only Smith's
second varsity tournament.
"He still looks a little nervous,
but is wrestling well," said Alford.
Michael Zamora (145 pounds)
wasn't able to find his way into
the tournament's top four, but
still scored a pair of victories to
finish 2-2 for the weekend. Alford
said he had caught a couple of
bad breaks during the tourna-
ment but, "ready to do some
damage come districts."
The Clewiston Middle School
grapplers were also in action this
weekend at the Middle School
State Tourrfament, held in Live
Oak. Antravon Smith (seventh
grade), DJ Hannam (eighth
grade), and Josh Egan (ninth
grade) took part in the action.
Coming home with a third place
title was Adam Haire. Under the
watchful eye-of Clewiston's varsi-


ty coach, Alford said Haire is a
great kid to have around, and is
willing to work hard.
"I am very proud of him for is
accomplishments it makes you
feel good to see him win," said
Alford.
Haire's third place perform-
ance qualifies; him for the Middle
School National Tournament,
which will take place over the
summer in Virginia Beach.
The Tigers did not rest for long
and wrapped up their district
tournament, which saw some
competitors end their season
while others were able to extend
their postseason into regionals.
Haire, Rifa, Bacallao, and
Zamora all wrestled well and bat-
tled individual problems, but ulti-
mately saw their season come to
an end. Anthony Smith and Kris
Smith will move onto regionals
after placing at least fourth the
mandatory qualifying position for
advancement.
Freshman Anthony Smith (112
pounds)' placed fourth overall
and will advance. Coach Alford
said his young wrestler was in
one of the most heated divisions
of. the district tournament, but
despite the heavy competition
still managed to come out with a
qualifying performance.
Kris Smith did one better in


Glades Day Gators prep for clay diamond


the 140-pound division and fin-
ished districts with a third place
effort.
"Kris gets better each match
and is finding that he can com-
pete with the best. This is only
Kris's second year wrestling, and
he will continue to improve, with
experience and mat time," said
Alford.


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key returned after finishing last
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pair of homers and crossed the
plate 18 times for runs scored.
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was prolific on the mound and
at the plate. Aleman had a solid
3-4 record, hit .300, knocked in
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homers:
Junior Richard Auwaeter
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the Gators-and will likely return
to that position, as well as
shoring up a fairly good lineup.
Auwaeter scored 14 times last
season, hit .281, and brought
home 11 RBIs.
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Smith, a sophomore this season,
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tion, excelled at the plate with a
.357 average, scored 23 runs,
knocked in 20 RBIs, and utilized
his great speed for 11 stolen
bases.
Senior first baseman Chris
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start to display signs of change in
their behavior. He said the so-
called "cycle of abuse" is a myth.
"It is a myth," he said. "If, in
fact, that being abused caused a
person to do the same thing, we
would have predominately
female sexual offenders. Not all
people who have fallen victim
are impacted. Some suffer hor-
rendously and some do not."
Sex crimes at the level of the
recently convicted Buddie
Edwards, a former Clewiston
resident who will be spending
the next 20 years in prison on
charges he engaged in and pho-


tographed sexual encounters
with under-aged children, is
considered to reach the level of
"horrendous".
"This case (with Edwards) is
a horrendous one," said Bob
Sparks, spokesman for the Attor-
ney General's Office. "This is
one predator that won't get out
for 20 years and then he'll be
under some type of supervision
for another 10 years after that."
While the judicial system, all
across the country is beginning
to take a tough stance on sex
offenders, local and state law
enforcement agencies have
always taken these matters very
seriously.
Last week, the Florida
Supreme Court upheld the Sexu-
al Predators Act, which requires


registration and notification to
communities where sexual
predators plan to reside follow-
ing their release from prison.
In a release from Attorney
General Charlie Crist, he said,
"This decision by the Florida
Supreme Court allows the state
to better protect its most vulner-
able citizens. Individuals can
choose not to become sexual
predators and avoid being
placed on a list of offenders,
which is more choice than they
give the innocent victims of their
vile actions."
Indeed, law enforcement per-
sonnel refuse to distinguish
between the severities of the
crimes and are recognizing that
a crime against a child cannot be
ignored. If there is one subject


that takes law enforcement to an
unprecedented level of coopera-
tion it is the subject of sexual
predation.
State and local law enforce-
ment agencies are in constant
communication when it comes
to sexual predators and where
they are residing.
"They do get watched," said
Clewiston Police Captain Kris-


tine Peterson. "And it's not just
verbal communication between
local law enforcement and state
law enforcement. It's a written
process to make sure these peo-
ple are where they are supposed
to be at all times."
Often, the voices of the vic-
tims go unheard. Their voices
are lost in translation from a
variety of expert opinions and


judicial verdicts, which are
almost always different.

This time their voices will be
heard and what happens to
them through the course of their
life because of what happened
to them as children will be
explored. And the impact that a
sexual predator has had on their
lives will be known.


Fees

Continued From Page 1
new roads or road improve-
ments in the areas in which
they're generated, that the coun-
ty would be divided into three
ict;w..,. "-' (city of LaBelle, the
city ot i,,.-'!ston, and another
district comprised of all the
unincorporated areas of Hendry
County, including Pioneer Plan-
tation, Montura, Ledeca, Port
LaBelle, Hooker's Point and
Harlem.
Mr. Hutchcraft said the coun-
ty must also come up with a
meaningful method by which
revenue generated by the impact
fees will be shared between the
city and county. A recommend-
ed 50/50 split proposed by the
county is not palatable to the
cities.
"The county must take a look
at all the city-maintained road
miles, versus state and county
road miles within the cities," Mr.
Hutchcraft said.
If the city maintains 95 per-
cent of the roadway, then the
city should get 95 percent of the.
funds generated by fees on that
road and the county the remain-
der. The decision needs to be
made based on factual statistics,
not a political decision, Mr.


Drilling

Continued From Page 1
process would delay the project
from three to five more months,
and may cause the city to miss
the deadline.
City Attorney John Yaun
expressed concern about
adverse legal repercussions if
the city does not comply with
the legal requirements for.
awarding the contract. The
attorney said he could not find
any legal authority for "piggy-
backing" in a public works proj-
ect although in cases of emer-
gency circumstances, the
solicitation of competitive bids
or proposals may be altered. Mr.
Yaun said the term "emergency"
means an unexpected turn of
events that causes: Either an


Hutchcraft said.
Toward that end, he suggest-
ed that the Hendry County board
of county commissioners adopt
an inter-local agreement with
the cities to outline how fees will
be used, how they will be shared
between the cities and counties,
particularly those roads like
Cowboy Way in LaBelle or San
Francisco in Clewiston, where
maintenance and ownership
have been the subject of debate.
Mr. Hutchcraft further sug-
gested that the Economic Devel-
opment Council take a leader-
ship role on the issue by getting
a copy of the Collier County
rebate program and work to
modify that plan to better suit
Hendry County.
Mr. Hutchcraft questioned
some of the conclusions used by
consultant James C. Nichols to
set the rates for the road impact
fees.
Mr. Hutchcraft said Dr.
Nichols assumed that when a
new commercial business
opens, it will generate 100 per-
cent new trips. This, he said, is
not necessarily the case..
"If you open a new restaurant
in LaBelle, you can't assume it's
going to generate 100 percent
new trips. Some people who
used to go to Flora & Ella's will
be going to the new restaurant,
which might generate a trip of


immediate danger to the public
health or safety or an immediate
danger of loss of public or pri-
vate property or an interruption
in the delivery of an essential
governmental service.
Engineer David Collins, a rep-
resentative of CDM, informed
the commission he was alarmed
at the looming deadline and the
urgent need to begin construc-
tion of the test production wells,
which must be completed, the
water quality determined, and a
pilot plant operated before the
production reverse osmosis
water treatment plant can be
designed.
The commission agreed that
the Jan. 28 notice from the U.S.
Sugar Corporation and' the
unanticipated length of time that
it took to arrange for finances for
the project constitute an unex-


two miles, instead of four
miles," Mr. Hutchcraft said, sug-
gesting that Dr. Nichols refine his
study, with a corresponding
reduction for neighborhood
uses.
"It won't reduce the impact
fees for fast food chains," Mr.
Hutchcraft said, but would pre-
vent the impact fees from
adversely impacting local,
"mom and pop" business start-
ups.
While he stopped short of
endorsing a percentage at which
the impact fees should be
imposed,, Mr. Hutchcraft said
they should be imposed at less
than 100 percent and should be
phased in incrementally. This he
said would help businesses and
developers already planning to
expand or relocate in the near
future who have not included
the proposed fees in their plan-
ning.
Mr. Hutchcraft said with the
revisions he's proposed, the
cities might be more supportive
of imposing the impact fees
countywide.
A countywide impact fee is
important, Mr. Hutchcraft said,
because it avoids the situation
wherein a business might locate
in one community, that didn't
vote to support the fees, versus
the other.


pected turn of events. And that
the unexpected turn of events
will, with reasonable certainty,
result in an interruption of the
city's potable water supply
unless the normal bid process is
altered; and that awarding a
contract to Southeast Drilling
Services, Inc. to "drill the test
wells pursuant to the same
terms and conditions, as the con-
tract negotiated with said com-
pany by Palm Beach County will
be a reasonable deviation, from
the normal bidding process
under the circumstances.

On a motion by Commission-
er Jimmy Pittman, seconded by
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez,
the commission authorized the
mayor to execute the contract-
on behalf of the city after review
by the city attorney.


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By MaryAnn Morris
: Do you remember when you
were little, say about five years old
and were in a strange new place
and how very small you felt? Imag-
ine now that there are lots of big
people in suits and big policemen
ri uniforms with guns and the
rooms are very, very big.
- When children are involved
* vith the courts, police and have to
talk to adults they don't know
S(judges, social workers, etc.). It's
Very scary business.
From abuse, to neglect, aban-
-aonment and custody disputes,
Children who have committed no
.crime are involved with the legal
:system. They have no voice in court
.Qnless there is one person who
:cares enough to listen to them and
to speak to the court for them.
-These people trained volunteers
.- are called Guardians ad Litem
:Guardian) and are appointed by
*lCe court and speak only for the
:child so that the child's best-inter-
'4sts will be heard.
:' Each "circuit" or court district
:needs Guardians to speak for the
Children there. But much of the
4.tme, children have no one. The
:need for guardians is great.
., In Glades County, 15 children
.Qeed Guardians, but there is not
.,one Guardian in all of Glades Coun-
4y. Okeechobee County has 125
children from 65 families who need
'Guardians and only three
guardians to serve them. In Hendry
County, 34 children need
Guardians, but there are only four
'Guardians available.
: "We are desperate, truly desper-
'ate" said Judge Jack Lundy in
' lades County.
The Guardian ad Litem Pro-
.ram was reorganized two years
'ago, said Guardian Beth Macken-
.7je, assistant program director for
:the 19th Circuit Court Guardian ad
'Item Program.
"We are more active now," she
said. "We have more of a voice
'viith the courts."
:: The idea of someone volunteer-
ing their time to these children
appears to gain both the respect
4nd the attention of the sitting
'judges in the cases.
* "Since Guardians are volun-
:teers, judges listen, since as volun-
teers, guardians are impartial," said
*'Iary Ann Brownstein, a Guardian
.who works for the 20th Circuit
d-ourt (including Glades and
BSendry Counties) and also recruits


speak for the child?


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunting season has come to
an end and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) South Region
wants off-road vehicle (ORV)
riders to be aware of vehicle
restrictions on Wildlife Man-
agement Areas (WMA).
Though the use of ORVs for
hunting on certain WMAs is
allowed, all vehicles are pro-
hibited from the end of the
established duck and coot sea-
son (Jan. 31) through April 30,
except on named or numbered
roads or levees. In addition, no
motor vehicles shall be operat-


Courtesy photo/www.casanet.org
Hendry and Glades Counties, both part of the 20th Judicial
Circuit, are in need of Guaridan ad Litems to help children
who must go to court in neglect, custody or abandonment
cases. With a Guardian, there is no one to speak for the
child, to give, the court the child's point of view.


volunteers for the Guardian ad
Litem Program. Public-spirited
employers may allow, or even
encourage their employees to vol-
unteer, particularly where the need
is great.
"State employees are allowed
paid time off to be guardians
because the state of Florida recog-
nizes the need," said Okeechobee
County Judge Shirley Brennan.
The Program matches
Guardians with children depending
on personalities and the amount of
time a volunteer Guardian can
commit. Staff members are avail-
able to assist Guardians with tasks
as needed: Report writing, home
visits, school visits. "But by law,
staff cannot act as a child's
Guardian," Judge Brennan pointed
out.
."Children faced with the stress-
es of a situation that requires court
attention can be permanently dam-


aged," said Ms. Mackenzie.
There is an apparent need for
more volunteers and the call is
going out everywhere.
"We have children from Moore
Haven to North LaBelle to Buck-
head Ridge to Muse to Palmdale -
all over this county who need
someone to be there for them,"
said Judge Lundy. -
The call going out is not as loud
as the need for the children to gain
a voice within a complicated legal
system.
, "Parents have their attorneys.
The kids have me," said Guardian
Mary Ann Brownstein of the 20th
Judicial Circuit. To volunteer or for
more information please call Keli
Hendricks at the Guardian ad Litem
Program office (800) 269-6210. For
general information about the state
of Florida's Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram there is also a Web site:
www.gal.fl.gov.


TALLAHASSEE-At least, 84
felons have been discovered
attempting to get jobs in Florida
schools, thanks to legislation
sponsored last year by Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres).
The project, dubbed "The Fal-
con" allows the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement to
retain fingerprints of applicants
to the state's school systems
after they've been hired. The
FDLE can then use new technol-
ogy to compare those finger-
prints to daily arrest reports.
Prior to the passage of Aron-
berg's legislation, applicants
were fingerprinted at the date of
hire and their prints were subse-
quently purged from the system.
Then, if a school employee -
anyone from a bus driver to a
teacher committed a felony
while working for the schools,
administrators were typically
kept in the dark. For example, if
a bus driver was arrested for
drunk driving or vehicular homi-
cide, the school district would
only find out if the employee vol-
untarily disclosed the informa-
tion.
"Under the new law, our chil-
dren are protected from felons
in our schools because the FDLE
is able, to retain the fingerprints
and match them with daily
arrest reports," Aronberg said.
"It is then up to each school dis-
trict to decide whether to take
action.
"This legislation not only pro-
tects schoolchildren, but does


ed on any part of the WMA des-
ignated as "closed" or "closed
to public access." This includes
the interior portions of Holey
Land and Rotenberger WMAs.
ORV riding is permitted on
named and numbered roads
and on certain levees and in
the Everglades WMA Area 3A.
Florida traffic laws relating to
vehicles and vehicle operators
apply, i.e. speed limits as post-
ed (25 m.p.h. if not); no reck-
less driving; no driving under
the influence of drugs or alco-
hol.
The FWC encourages every-
one to enjoy their time on their


so without any extra cost to the
taxpayers, and without taking


ORV in a safe and courteous
manner, to be able to return to
ride another day. FWC officers
will patrol these areas to
enforce the traffic rules as
needed.
For more information
regarding vehicle use in any of
the FWC WMAs, go to
http://wildflorida.org/hunting/
and look under the "Wildlife
Management Area (WMA)
Regulations and Maps" head-
ing. For a hardcopy of the
WMA regulations, contact the
South Region office at (561)
625-5122.


away the autonomy of local
school districts."


Courtesy photo
Walking for a Healthier Life
Hendry County Commissioner Janet Taylor, right, walks with
city of LaBelle Mayor Sherri Craichy in the Feb. 8 Step Up,
Florida event, which focused on physical activity. Local walk-
ers, bikers, runners and canoeists made their way from the
Hendry/Collier line at SR 29 all the way up to the Caloosa-
hatchee River where they passed the flag off to the Lee Coun-
ty group at the county line.,


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FWC addresses ORV riding areas


FDLE steps up the felon alert project


The Clewiston Inn is looking for:

Servers Baker Salad Dishwashers. Lead Bartender Bussers- Cooks




We offer GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS

Please apply in person at United States Sugars Employment Office

located on W.C Owen Avenue in Clewiston.


You will have the opportunity to work with Timothy Grayson, the Executive Chef of the Clewiston Inn. Chef

Grayson was most recently the Executive Chef for Clements catering based at Churchill Downs in Louisville,

Kentucky, the home of the annual Kentucky Derby. He is a native Floridian and a graduate of the University

of Central Florida in Orlando.


After beginning his career with the Disney organization he attended culinary school at La Varenne Ecole'

de Cuisine in Paris owned by writers Anne Wilen and the late Julia Childs. He later owned and operated the

award winning Cafe Europa in Orlando. He was a Chef for Hilton and Sheraton Hotels and Club Corp, the

largest owner and operator of Country and City Clubs in the United States. He formally hosted a syndicat-

ed radio cooking show called "Chef de Cuisine", where he interviewed many famous chefs such as Paul

Pruhdomme of New Orleans and Charlie Trotter of Chicago.


Chef Grayson commented: "Paul taught me that raw product is the most important factor in cooking and

South Florida has some of the world's greatest produce, seafood, meats and of course Sugar."


The historic Clewiston Inn, built in 1938, is owned by the United States Sugar Corporation and is on the
National Register of Historic Buildings. The Inn offers guests a rare treat; you can step back in time to a

more leisurely pace and forget the cares of the world.


One reason many folks return is the Inn's unique location on the shore of Lake Okeechobee in the heart of

Sugar Cane country. Many use the casually elegant Inn as a meeting place between the coasts of Florida

since it is conveniently located sixty miles west of West Palm Beach and sixty miles east of Ft. Myers.


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RESIDENTS OF THE GLADES!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL
GLADES REACH FAIR


Saturday, February 19, 2005


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Over 80 Participating Agencies and Organizations.
Offering free medical care and health education.
Local referrals made on site.
Medical Examination: Infants through Elderly
Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Dental Services
Hearing Screenings HIV Testing Eye Exams
Distribution of Amplified Phones for Qualified Residents
Asthma, Diabetes and Tuberculosis Testing


Health Education *


Counseling


Mammogram Screenings Immunizations

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
WE WANT TO HANK BOTH PAST AND PRESENT
ORGANIZERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THIS EVENT:


Nova Southeastern University/ Health
Professions Division
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network
Quantum Foundation
Glades General Hospital
Health Care District of PBC
Everglades AHEC, Inc.
ADI
Glades Community Development Corp.
Glades Initiative Management Board
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Belle Glade Meat Market
Belle Glade Wholesale
Subway of Belle Glade
McDonald's of Belle Glade
McArthur Dairy
Belle Glade Bread
Belle Glade Sun
American Red Cross
Super Printers


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Kappa Alpha Psi
P.B.C. Multicultural/Title One Migrant Prog
American Red Cross


Glades PATCH Board
Belle Glade Elementary School
Palm Beach Community College
Paramedic/EMT Programs
Child Outreach, Inc.
C.L. Brumback Health Center
Glades Health Initiative
American Lung / Glades Asthma
H.E.A.R.T. Project

Glades Central High School
;ram West Tech
Belle Glade Explorers


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Saving Valentine's Day: UF


researcher combats cocoa disease


HOMESTEAD University
of Florida researchers are on a
disease-fighting mission to
ensure that the world's favorite
confection chocolate will
continue to be a Valentine's
Day mainstay.
The enemy is witches'
broom, an evil-sounding, tree-
deforming disease that threat-
ens the global cacao crop and
could affect the supply of
chocolate in coming years.
Randy Ploetz, a professor of
plant pathology with UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, and other
researchers at UF's Tropical
Research and Education Cen-
ter in Homestead, are working
with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to develop new
cacao varieties that are resist-
ant to witches' broom.
Witches' broom and other
diseases that affect the cacao
industry have been disastrous
for the economies of cacao-
growing regions in Latin Ameri-
ca. In less than 10 years, witches'
broom has reduced production
of cocoa beans in the Bahia
region of Brazil formerly a
leading producer of premium-
quality cacao by 75 percent
and put tens of thousands of
farm workers out of work.
The disease, which deforms
branches of the cacao tree and
affects the pods that contain
the cocoa beans from which
chocolate is made, is also trou-
blesome in many other areas
of South America.
About 20 percent of the
world's supply of cocoa beans
now comes from Central and


South America, and the rest
comes from Africa and South-
east Asia. West African nations
such as Ivory Coast and Ghana
are now the world's leading
exporters of cacao, with at least
40 percent of the world's supply
produced in Ivory Coast alone.
"So far, witches' broom is
confined primarily to South
America, but some fear that
the increasing ease of direct
travel among tropical countries
could lead to the spread of
witches' broom and other
cacao diseases around the
globe," Ploetz said. "The cacao
varieties now being grown in
West Africa are some of the
same types that have been
nearly wiped out in Latin
America. If witches' broom
were to spread to Africa, it
would have a huge impact on
the world's cocoa bean sup-
ply," Ploetz stated.
Spread by spores of a fun-
gus (Crinipellis perniciosa),
the disease infects plants .on
which it produces mushrooms
during rainy periods. Control-
ling the disease with pesticides
is difficult because chemical
sprays are often not effective in
the tropical, heavy rain condi-
tions under which cacao usual-
ly thrives, he said.
Ploetz's research includes
two major goals: Understand-
ing genetic and pathogenic
diversity of the fungus that
causes witches' broom and
identifying resistance to the
disease among new and exist-
ing cacao genotypes.
He said the worldwide
cacao crop is genetically very


narrow. Researchers are work-
ing to develop a new cultivar
that could replace susceptible
plants, thereby helping to
rebuild the industry in Latin
America and providing insur-
ance should the disease
appear in West Africa's cacao-
producing regions.
"Of course, it's important
that we develop disease-resist-
ant cacao strains that also taste
good," Ploetz said. "Research
shows that the best tasting
cacao varieties seem to be the
most susceptible to witches'
broom."
Ploetz said that efforts to
date to control witches' broom
have been an international col-
laboration of government and
the private sector.
John Lunde, director of
international programs for
Mars Inc. in Hackettstowp, N.J.,
said the researchis important
to the cocoa industry, as well as
consumers. "The international
collaboration and public-pri-
vate partnerships make this
research program unique. We
are pleased to provide both sci-
entific expertise and funding to
help develop environmentally
friendly farming methods that
small-holder cocoa farmers can
use," he said.
"We are grateful to Mars
Inc. for their generous support
of our research to develop
environmentally friendly meth-
ods to ensure the continued
health of cocoa crops world-
wide," Ploetz said.
The Chocolate Manufactur-
ers of America estimates that
Americans will spend $3.1 bil-
lion on chocolate this year.


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The Heartland Cultural
Alliance and the Florida humani-
y ties Council (FHC) invites you to
find out how to apply for grants
and sponsor humanities pro-
grams in Florida communities.
The Sebring workshop will be
held Friday, Feb. 25, from 1-3
p.m. at the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion
at Highlands Little Theater in the
* Sebring Cultural Complex, 356
W. Center Ave. (Behind the
Highland Library). Parking is
available.
The workshop is free and


open to members of all non-
profit organizations interested in
having a public humanities pro-
gram. Susan Lockwood, FHC
grants director, will discuss
applying for grants, current
council initiatives, and accessing
free programs that are available
from the FHC Resource Center.
The Florida Humanities
Council is an independent, non-
profit organization and is the
state affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Each year, FHC funds hundreds


of public programs throughout
the state that explore Florida's
history, folklore, environment,
literature, music, and art.
Libraries, civic groups, universi-
ties, colleges and museums, his-
torical societies and theaters
have received grants to sponsor
humanities programs.

Reservations are recom-
mended. To reserve space, con-
tact Laurie Berlin at (727) 553-
3810 or by email at
lberlin@flahum.org.


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ORLANDO Officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) cau-
tion Floridians to be on the look
out for scam artists pretending
to be employed by FEMA or
other government agencies,
such as the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
One fraudulent scheme
involves scam artists approach-
ing homeowners and claiming
to be with the Corps. They are
requesting money up front to
repair roofs and telling victims
that their insurance money is
coming soon. The Operation
Blue Roof program managed by
the Corps for FEMA to assist
storm victims by installing plas-
tic sheeting on damaged roofs
ended on Nov. 12, 2004.
"The Corps currently has per-
sonnel out measuring roofs to
verify square footage on roofs
that have already been covered,"
said Craig Fugate, state-coordi-
nating officer for SERT. "The
best way to verify authorized
FEMA or Corps personnel is by
checking their laminated photo
identification card, which they
are required to wear at all times.
The Corps shirt and signs on
vehicles are not sufficient
proof."
Homeowners should insist
on seeing proper identification
when approached by someone
offering to perform repair work
such as repairing roofs, repaint-
ing or making structural repairs.
They should then require proof
of operating licenses and proof
of insurance.
"Unfortunately there are
unscrupulous people posing as
FEMA or Corps personnel," said
Bill Carwile, federal coordinat-
ing officer. "Consumers should
remember that under no cir-
cumstances are FEMA or Corps
representatives allowed to
accept money. All FEMA assis-
tance is provided free of any
charges."
FEMA also urges homeown-
ers to never make full payment
to contractors up front, do not
sign over insurance settlement
checks to cofitractors, and do
not make the final payment until
the job is finished.


AG settles hurricane price-gouging case against motel


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
a settlement agreement with 5
Star Investments, Inc., a motel
that was the subject of hurri-
cane-related price gouging com-
plaints. Under the Assurance of
Voluntary Compliance, the Vero
Beach motel will pay $75,000 for
victim restitution and legal fees,
the highest settlement of a motel
price-gouging case following
last year's record breaking hurri-
cane season.
The Attorney General's Office
received initial complaints of
price gouging from consumers
who contacted the office's price-


gouging hotline, and additional
complaint information was
received after the Attorney Gen-
eral's Economic Crimes Unit
launched an investigation into
the allegations.
The motel, a Best Western
franchise, is located at 8797 20th
Street in Vero Beach. Investiga-
tors found that during the six-
week period following Hurri-
cane Frances, the average daily
rate for rooms at the motel
increased approximately 41 per-
cent from a rate calculated dur-
ing the 30-day period preceding
the storm. Under Florida's price-
gouging law, this increase con-


stitutes a "gross disparity"
between the two rates, subject-
ing the motel to price-gouging
action.
"This settlement means that
consumers can receive every
penny owed to them due to
improperly inflated prices," said
Crist. "Our aggressive pursuit of
price gouging complaints was
also designed to send a message
to those seeking to take advan-
tage of our citizens: You had bet-
ter think twice. That message
seemed to be received after sev-
eral lawsuits were filed."
Victims may file a claim with
the Attorney General's Office


within 60 days. Most of the resti-
tution payment will be placed in
an escrow account for victims'
claims. After the 60-day period
has elapsed, any remaining
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By MaryAnn Morris
Spiders are common in the
warm Florida climate and most
are harmless. Some, however,
can produce a nasty, decidedly
unpleasant reaction, which can
be dangerous. Some of the dan-
gerous varieties are easily con-
fused with harmless ones. Any
bite can become infected, partic-
ularly when you are working in
dusty closets, boxes or outdoors
in the yard.
Spiders are usually secretive
creatures, generally preferring to
hide from view. When disturbed,
they can bite. If bitten, seek med-
ical attention. To diagnose the
seriousness of a bite accurately,
the spider should be killed (not
squashed) and brought with you
to the hospital emergency room
for identification. Kill the spider
with a household insecticide (or
hairspray will immobilize most
spiders). Pick it up with tweez-
ers; put it in a bottle or other
sealed container with a cotton
ball saturated with alcohol and
take it with you to your doctor's
office or the emergency room.
While rumors of Brown
Recluse Spiders often circulate in
South Florida, it's likely other spi-
ders are mistaken for the danger-
ous arachnids.
"I don't think a Brown
Recluse has ever been identified
in Hendry County," said Gene
McAvoy, Hendry County Agricul-
tural Extension Agent. "They are
very, very rare. Usually when
someone-actually is bitten by a
Brown Recluse, it's because stor-
age boxes or other shipments
brought the spider into the state.
Black and Brown Widow Spiders
are much more common."
A Nov. 15, 2004 press release
from Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services states, "Accord-
ing to the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, there are only two ven-
omous spiders in Florida, the
widow spider and the recluse
spider. No species of recluse spi-
ders are native to Florida, but
three species (of recluse spiders)
have been identified within the
state."


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Black Widow Spider


"Scientific data does not sup-
port widespread populations of
brown recluse spiders in Florida
that the number of bite reports
would imply," stated Dr. G.B.
Edwards, FDACS taxonomic
entomologist and renowned spi-
der expert. "The data in this arti-
cle will provide better informa-
tion for medical personnel in
their treatment of necrotic (local-
ized death of living tissue) skin
lesions. Necrotic wounds of
unknown origin should be
reported as idiopathic (unknown
cause) necrotic ulcer, rather than
brown recluse bite."
Florida is outside the natural
range of the brown recluse spi-
der, except possibly the western-
most panhandle counties, yet
bites are routinely reported
throughout the state. In fact, in
Florida only one spider specimen
positively identified as Loxosce-
les Reclusa has been submitted
by a person diagnosed with a
brown recluse spider bite. The
incident took place in 1983 and
the person bitten was on a Navy
ship anchored off of Jacksonville.
"We occasionally treat
wounds that could be spider or
insect bites, but most of the time
people don't see what bit them
or think to kill it and bring the spi-
der in. Without seeing the spider
or insect, we can't know for
sure," said Tony Miracle, R.N.,
nurse manager of the emergency
room at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center.
According to the Department
of Agriculture, the data shows
that from 1997 to 2002, medical
personnel diagnosed 124 brown.
recluse spider bites in 31 of Flori-


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Brown Recluse Spider
da's 67 counties, whereas during
the same six-year period, there
were just five confirmed recluse
spider finds in the entire state.
The article also points out that
during that time period, an addi-
tional 720 alleged recluse spider
bites were reported, although
most of those cases did not seek
medical attention.
"In contrast, during the last
100 years, only 11 recluse finds
(about 70 spiders total, 40 of
which were in one home) have
been confirmed! in 10 Florida
counties.
Recluse finds are recorded
through surveys conducted by
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS) entomologists and
other entomological experts, and
by specimens submitted by the
public for analysis.
Widow Spiders are much
more common and their bites
although rare, can make you
really sick. According to FDACS,
Division of Plant Industry, Ento-
mology Section, "Formerly, most
bites by black widows (almost all
by female spiders) occurred .in
outhouses, but presently,
Latrodectus bites occur most fre-
quently when the spider is
trapped against human skin,
either by reaching under objects
where the spider is hiding or
when putting on clothing, gloves
or shoes containing the spider.
Widow Spiders are generally
very timid and only bite in self-
defense when they accidentally
contact.humans."
Most Florida spiders are
harmless, however alarming
they may look. Spiders are bene-


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Southern House Spider
ficial and should be protected.
They feed on other insects and
caterpillars that can eat your
petunias and lettuce. The follow-
ing are common harmless spi-
ders and areas where they are
commonly found:
Southern House Spider -
body is approximately 1/2 inch or
less: In and around homes, often
confused with Brown Recluse
Spider, which is about the same
size.
Jumping Spider body is
approximately 1/2 inch: On or
around buildings.
Golden Silk Spider body
is approximately 1/2 inch to 1 1/4
inch: Forests, along trails and
clearing edges.
\ Green Lynx Spider body
.approximately 1/2 inch to one
inch: Shrubs, weeds and foliage.
They are important predators of
the caterpillar pests of row crops.
To avoid being bitten: Don't,
put your hands where you can't
see them. For instance, under-
neath boards or tools stored out-
doors. Wear Gloves. Boards, fire-
wood, storage boxes in the back
of closets or clothing which has-
n't been worn for a time should
be carefully checked for spiders.
These are favorite hiding places.
Look before touching: The
underside of barbeque grills, play
gym equipment, sand boxes,
gloves or shoes particularly if left
,outside, cracks and crevices
around doors, windows and
pipes that enter your house.
Screen dryer vents and other large
openings. Vacuum the back of
closets and behind furniture regu-
larly. Nonetheless, if you suspect
you've found a venomous spider,


Hendry County residents step up


Bikers, runners, walkers and
canoeists carried the Step Up,
Florida banner through Hendry
County Feb. 8. Bicyclists rode
nine miles on State Road 29 to
Citrus Belle where they were
greeted by a group of walkers
cheering them on and Citrus
Belle employees offering orange
juice. The walkers took the flag
and continued on to RCMA on
SR 29 to watch the children in
their physical activity.
From the RCMA, Curtis Rho-
den and Graham Chancey from
the LaBelle Church of God, ran
the flag to the Hendry/LaBelle
Sports Park where proclama-
tions from the city and county
were read. The children at Coun-
try Oaks Elementary School par-
ticipated in physical activity with
Superintendent of Hendry Coun-
ty.Schools Tom Conner. Mr. Con-
ner and four children from the
school ran the second flag to'the
Sports Park.


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A large group of walkers,
including the LaBelle Mayor
Sherry Craichy and County Com-
missioner Janet Taylor, walked
the flag to LaBelle Elementary
School where the children per-
formed wonderful line dances.
The group grew larger with the
addition of Shawna Rodriguez's
LaBelle High School Health Edu-
cation class, Kiwanis and Rotary
members, Riverside Real Estate,
Dr Kai-fu Chow's office staff and
people from the community.
At Upthegrove Elementary
School, the walkers were met by
the entire kindergarten class,
which were doing relay races
and cheering the walkers on
their way. The group continued
to the Caloosahatchee River
where Scott Perry and a group of
students from Clewiston Youth
Development Academy (CYDA)
took the flag and canoed six
miles down the river to meet the
American Cadet Corps, which
then ran the flag to the United


Methodist Youth Camp to hand
off to Lee County. The cadets
carried a flagpole with both the
American flag and the Step Up
banner.
The Heart to Heart Program
would like to thank everyone
who participated and were their
partners: -The Hendry County
Health Department, Gator Ham-
mock, Duda Citrus Belle, RCMA
LaBelle, LaBelle Church of God,
Country Oaks Elementary,
LaBelle Elementary, Upthegrove
Elementary, Children's Garden,
United Way/Child Care of South-
west Florida, CYDA, Dr Kai-fu
Chow's office, Riverside Real
Estate, Kiwanis and Rotary of
LaBelle, the United Methodist
Youth Camp, the American
Cadet Corps, the Florida High-
way Patrol Auxiliary, the Hendry
County Sheriff's Department,
and many citizens who walked
with them, cheered them on,
waved and took pictures.
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capture it and have it identified.
"Any bite or wound should be
cleaned immediately with soap
and water and watched. If it
becomes red, swollen or painful,
seek medical attention immedi-
ately," said Dr. H. Hassanein,
M.D., emergency room physician
at Raulerson Hospital, in Okee-
chobee. "It should be kept clean


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and cover the wound if you're out
in public to prevent infection."
Discretion is the better part of
valor.
More information is available
from these Web sites:
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http://www.doacs.state.fl and
www.creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urba
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The Nature Conservancy offers management help


GAINESVILLE To help
meet the growing need for pro-
fessionals who manage and pro-
tect important natural areas in
Florida, The Nature Conservan-
cy is offering a new training pro-
gram in cooperation with the
University of Florida.
The Natural Areas Training
Academy the result of a part-
nership between the non-profit,
international conservation
organization and UF's Institute
off Food and Agricultural Sci-
,nces, or UF/IFAS is designed
for public and private resource
managers.
During the past four years,
more than 600 people have par-
ticipated in 30 academy work-
'shops that provide up-to-date,
practical training and manage-
mnent strategies for protecting
natural areas in Florida. Five
new workshops are being
offered by the academy during
February, March, April and May.
Peter Colverson, an associate
professor who manages the
Conservancy's training academy


at UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said
the state has added millions of
acres to its protected lands dur-
ing the past 15 years, which has
created a need for more and bet-
ter-trained professionals to man-
age 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 man-
agers with the techniques and
strategies they need to protect
these valuable natural
resources."
Those who complete a series
of five workshops earn a Certifi-
cate in Natural- Areas Manage-
ment from the academy. Colver-
son said the credential has been
adopted by five Florida counties,
as a basic qualification for land
management work. The certifi-
cate has been endorsed by the
Natural Areas Association and
used as a template to establish


nationwide standards for con-
servation land management
training.
The academy training pro-
gram is also supported by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation 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 Conservan-
cy and UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences has been a
key factor in the academy's suc-
cess," Colverson said. "The part-
nership combines the expertise
of a well-respected international
conservation 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 management values to a
diverse, interagency audience.
Colverson said the partner-
ship has other benefits, too. The
training academy provides uni-
versity faculty and other person-
nel with new opportunities to
engage in natural resource edu-
cation. In 2004, for example, the
Conservancy cooperated with
the UF/IFAS School of Forest
Resources and Conservation,
presenting three workshops to
help private landowners adopt
ecologically friendly manage-
ment practices. The close work-
ing relationship also helps the
Conservancy obtain grant fund-
ing from state land management
agencies.
"Of course, there are some
challenges to this unique part-
nership between two organiza-
tions that have different cultures
and policies," he said. "We have
to deal with issues such as own-
ership of resources, fundraising,
accounting practices and liabili-
ty. It's important to give proper


credit to each organization for
their role in the partnership."
Victoria Tschinkel, state director
of The Nature Conservancy in
Tallahassee, said it is well
known in the conservation com-
munity 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 interest-
ed and committed .to expanding
their skills and taking their
expertise to a new level."
While the majority of the*
lands the Cpnservancy helps
protect are in public ownership,
the organization also owns and
manages several preserves
throughout the state, Colverson
said. These include: The Disney
Wilderness Preserve in Osceola


County, Blowing Rocks Preserve
on Jupiter Island between the
Atlantic Ocean and the Indian
River Lagoon, Tiger Creek Pre-
serve near Lake Wales,
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines
Preserve, and the Islands Initia-
tive Preserve in northeast Flori-
da.

He said spring 2005 work-
shops include Working Across
Boundaries to Protect Ecosys-
tems, Feb. 1-3, at Camp Kulaque
in Gainesville; Vegetation Moni-
toring in a Management Context,
Feb. 20-26, at the Archbold Bio-
logical Station in Lake Placid;
Applying Technology to Manage-
ment, March 1-3, at the Crystal
River State Park; Restoration
Planning and Techniques for
Forested Lands, April 5-7, at
Lake Talquin State Forest in Tal-
lahassee; and Managing Visitors
and Volunteers in Natural Areas,
May 3-5, at the Disney Wilder-
ness Preserve near Kissimmee.


Secret Service



investigates


counterfeit
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza The subje
PAHOKEE According to ring have be
the Pahokee Police Depart- U.S. Curren(
ment, the Secret Service, also in surprisingly
conjunction with the Palm The falsified
Beach County Sheriff's Office, seen floating
is targeting a counterfeiting ring city, and evid
that operates in the area. the ring's ac
Work among the different to other are
agencies has been on-going County.
over the past several months, The ring
and has led to the retrieval of a operating w
computer thought to have been cated" orgai
used in the manufacture of the terfeiting ab
counterfeit notes. Investigators Chief Duran.
hope to continue the investiga- The corr
tion over the next few months been sent tc
and hope to make arrests in Washington
connection with the counterfeit investigation
ring soon. yet been ma
According to Police Chief to the inve.
Rafael Duran, the three agen- results of the
cies have reason to believe that puter may yih
the counterfeit ring has opera- At this po
tions in Pahokee, though it isn't information
certain whether or not the ille- investigation
gal activity operates mainly out quiet, with ti
of Pahokee. "Very possibly," uing to wor
said Chief Duran. various memn


ring
ects involved in the
;en able to produce
cy and checks with
realistic accuracy..
d notes have been
ng throughout the
dence supports that
:tivities also spread
*as of Palm Beach
is described as
'ith "semi-sophisti-
nization and coun-
)ility according to
iputer seized has
o a forensics lab in
, D.C. for further
n. No arrests have
de, but those close
stigation say that
search of the com-
eld more clues.
point, much of the
regarding the
n is being kept
he agencies contin-
k on targeting the
ibers of the ring.


Crist's Anti-Murder


legislation wins


sheriffs' endorsement


TALLAHASSEE The Anti-
Murder legislative package pro-
posed by Attorney General Char-
lie Crist has won the endorsement
of the Florida Sheriffs Association,
Crist announced. The legislative
package would require that vio-
lent offenders who violate proba-
tion be held until a judge deter-
mines that they pose no risk to the
community.
In a recent letter, Bradford
County Sheriff Bob Milner said the
association "wholeheartedly sup-
ports" the Attorney General's
efforts to reduce the threat to the
public posed by convicted killers
and other violent offenders.
"We share a common goal to
make sure that these offenders
remain in prison," wrote Sheriff
Milner, who serves as president of
the association.
"I am gratified that Florida's
elected law enforcement leaders
agree that more needs to be done
to protect innocent citizens from


violent criminals living in their
midst," said Crist. "This legislation
is important to protecting public
safety, and the support of the
Florida Sheriffs Association will
help make this change a reality."

The Anti-Murder legislative
package, inspired by the tragic
abduction and murder of young
Carlie Brucia and the brutal mur-
ders of six individuals in Deltona,
is sponsored by Senri. Rudy Garcia
and Rep. Bruce Kyle. Under the
proposals, an individual with a
violent past who violates proba-
tion will be arrested, and cannot
be released on bail until a judge
has held a "risk-to-the-public"
hearing and issued a written order
that the violator does not pose a
danger to the community. The
legislative proposal would also
establish a murderer registry so
the community will be aware
when convicted murderers move
into a neighborhood.


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Florida minimum


TALLAHASSEE The
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion has announced that the
beginning date for Florida's
newly enacted minimum wage
will be May 2. Florida's mini-
mum wage was created in a
constitutional amendment
approved by voters on Nov. 2,
2004, and covers all employees
in the state covered by the feder-
al minimum wage.
The state minimum wage will
start at $6.15 per hour for all
hours worked in Florida and
thereafter be indexed to inflation
each year. For tipped employees
meeting eligibility requirements
for the tip credit under the Fair
Labor Standards Act, employers
may count tips actually received


as wages towards satisfaction of
the minimum wage, but the
employer may not pay less than
$2.13 per hour in direct wages.
Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage after May 2
may bring a civil action in a
court of competent jurisdiction
against the employer or any per-
son violating Florida's minimum
wage law. The state Attorney
General. or other official desig-
nated by the State Legislature
may also bring a civil action to
enforce this amendment. As
stated in Florida's Constitution,
the case law, administrative
interpretations, and other guid-
ing standards under the Fair
Labor Standards Act should be
"the guide regarding the con-


TALLAHASSEE A Lake
Worth man pled guilty to
charges of securities fraud and
grand theft and was ordered to
pay his victims more than $1.6
million in restitution, Attorney
General C.harlie Crist
announced.
Michael Shuda, 50, was also
sentenced to 42 months in state
prison followed by 10 years pro-
bation. The case was prosecuted
by the Attorney General's Office
of Statewide Prosecution.
Prosecutors alleged that
Shuda and six to 10 others start-
ed the Palm Beach Investment
Group in 1999 with the intent to
solicit investments from individ-
uals across the country. At least
40 investors were victimized,
most of them Floridians. Palm
Beach Investment Group prom-
ised high returns on the invest-
ments through foreign certifi-
cates of deposit. However, the
certificates were never pur-
chased and the majority of


investors lost their funds.
"I am pleased that the court
has ordered full restitution for
the many victims of this brazen
scheme," said Crist. "The nest
eggs of our citizens must be pro-
tected, and we will do so."
Shuda, who functioned as the
head of the operation, and the
other salesmen took the investor
funds under the guise of com-
missions and kept the money for
their personal use. Cases against
the other salesmen are in vari-
ous stages throughout the state
- the resolution of. some of
those cases contributed to
Shuda's guilty plea. At least one
other participant in the scheme
is believed to be still at large,
possibly living as a fugitive in
Europe.
The investigation of Shuda's
case was conducted by the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment and the Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services.


m wage
struction of Florida's constitu-
tional amendment creating the
minimum wage. Fair Labor Stan-
dards Act information and com-
pliance assistance can be found
at http://www.dol.gov/dol/com-
pliance/comp-flsa.htm.
Pursuant to the language of
the constitutional amendment,


to begin
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWI) is to perform an
annual calculation to establish a
new minimum wage each year
and to publish that information.
AWI will perform this calcula-
tion Sept. 30, with the new mini-
mum wage becoming effective
Jan. 1.


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863-414-4202
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805 N. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven
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230 S. Barfield Hwy.
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scription can be obtained from HR in the La-
Belle Courthouse or the sub-office in Cle-
wiston. Deadline for submission is March 2,
2005
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing
assistance in the application process con-
tact HR.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Administrative Assistant for well estlished Belle Glade
area construction firm. Must have various office skills,
including Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include
general office such as answering the telephone and fil-
ing to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very
detail oriented, ability to work on the own and orga-
nized. Benefits include 401k and medical insurance.
Please apply by fax 561-996-4502


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Job Information 225
Job Tmining 227
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$1500 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED NOW ACCEPTING
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A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and
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(866)800-8941.


Carpenters Wanted,
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
CLEWISTON REAL ESTATE
OFFICE LOOKING for a full
time admin assist. Must
be reliable & have
transportation Excel
& word a +, Fax Resume to
( 863)983-2871, e-mail
ammy @ Sugarreal-
tv.com
CONSTRUCTION OFFICE
ADMIN. ASSISTANT
Computer skills a must
Bi-lingual a plus
General office work
Hours 7:30- 4:30
Benefits available
Call (863)983-9941
Dozer, Excavator & Front
End Loader Operators, off
road Truck Drivers. Wag-
es depending on exp. Shift
work, drug screen, Bar-
nard Construction, 17415
S US 27. (561)992-2482

Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$65,000 commiserate, with
qualifications and experience.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE
AND STATE RETIREMENT.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Responsible.for all aspects of
Glades County roads, bridges, parks and recreation
and cemetery in compliance with all laws, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have a valid Cass E Florida Drivers Li-
cense with-acceptable driving record. Minimum of 10
years experience of roadway construction as a super-
visor and/or business administration or equivalent as
well as being computer literate.
Engineering experience a plus.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department,
Moore Haven.
WORK SCHEDULE : 7:30 a.m.-4:p.m., Monday-Fri-
day
CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Appli-
cation. Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
P.O. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FI 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-freenon-smoking workplace.


HELP WANTED
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Rec.
Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
knowledge. Full time with benefits. Applica-
tions can be obtained from the HR Dept.,
Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office in Cle-
wiston. Deadline for submission is March 2,
2005 at 5:00 PM.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.


HELP WANTED
County Planner/
Development Director


For the Hendry County Commissioners. all
candidates must have MA in urban planning
or related field and seven years experience.
Applications can be obtained from the Hr
Dept., Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office
in Clewiston. Position open until filled.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.


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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64063290)
Public Health nurse position in MooreHa-
ven; makes home visits, assists in clinics,
Prefer two years nursing experience; Bi-
lingual Spanish/English a plus; must have
valid Florida drivers license; pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 -x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041 X135'for more de-
tails.


GROUP TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Eckerd Youth Alternatives,. Inc. provides
quality programs for youth-at-risk. Join us
now as a Group Treatment Coordinator, at
our wilderness camp in Clewiston, FL. This
is an extraordinary opportunity to make a
lasting, positive difference in the lives of
youth. As a GTC you will provide counseling
and case management to a group of ten at-
risk-youth, act as the primary contact and li-
aison with community and family, facilitate
treatment meetings, setting up aftercare
plans, promote youth helping themselves
and others and act as a mentor modeling
solid choices.
BA degree in Human Services and two years
experience working with children with seri-
ous emotional disturbances or substance
abuse problems required.
Send resume and cover letter to: Angle
Leide, EYA, 100 N. Starcrest Dr., Clearwa-
ter, FL 33765; FAX: 727-442-5911; ON-
LINE: www.eckerd.org


CITRUS HANG


Duda, an agricultural employer, is look-
ing for a semi-truck driver to haul citrus.
CDL with good driving record required.
Drug free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy
29 North in Felda, Florida. Contact
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 675-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


Duda, una empresa agricola, necesita un
chofer de traila para transporter fruta cit-
rica. Licensia CDL con un buen record.
Lugar de trabajo libre de drogas. Aplique
en 1510 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Hable con
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 673-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


HELP WANTED
Building Inspector/Plan Review
With Hendry County BOC. All candidates
must provide a minimum of 5 years con-
struction experience with their application,
and be eligible for provisional licensing
within 6 months of hire. Candidates must be
computer literate, able to communicate ef-
fectively both written and verbally and will-
ing to work in an outside environment. Em-
ployment may require some travel for edu-
cation purposes. Applications can be ob-
tained from Human Resources in LaBelle
Courthouse or Sub-office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is March 2, 2005.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the appli-
cation process contact the HR Dept.


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A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol--
dadores para su taller. Se ofrece un
paquete que include un plan medico,
seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retiro,
v otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirija-e
a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte, Fee-
Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim Mc\X'. -.
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de igualdad de oportu-
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Experienced Heavy
Equipment Operators
Needed for job in Clewiston
area.
DFWP & EOE
1-800-537-3031

Legal Assistant Position
Busy Attorney seeks
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w/experience, bi-lingual
a plus Fax resume
w/salary requirements to
(863)983-1973


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Shoppers needed in your
local area. Flexible hours,
training provided, Must
have Internet access. Call
Toll Free (888)50-0943.

Malntenace Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgeable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

Now Hiring 20(05 Postal
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No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
(888)826-2513 Ext.
3802.


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RESTAURANT Help wanted
over 18 yrs. old Scoopy
Doo's Restaurant
863-983-1115
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential If someone did
it, so can you! 2-3 con-
firmed appointments daily!
Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
(iRRiRRq- IRR
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personaiiry M eus e
Sbilirgual rid e:perience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waltress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227



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CLERICAL Part time 10am-
2pm Answering phones
responding to routine
questions &n referring call
to faculty & staff to apply
contact Chay 561-993-
1511 or fax resume @
561-993-1582 UF/IFAS
Everglades research & Ed-
ucation
center in Bellglade.
LE BELLE AREA Cleaning
Lady wanted. 1 Day a wk
3-4 hrs At your conven-
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RECEPTIONIST
Bi-lingual, little typing re-
quired, call for informa-
tion. (863)983-4663.



YOUNG FEMALE Looking
for a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp.
561-261-6166.


Come See What's New at
Glades General Hospital...
Building an Exciting Future!

RN Shift Supervisors 10 & 12 Hour Shifts
Requires exp. in supervision, ER, & Critical
Care with leadership abilities. Must be a Team
Player.

CCU Manager/Educator
RN FT, Days. Requires management and
CCU exp. with a desire to develop nursing staff
in critical care path.

RN's Needed FT In:
ER- 8p-8a, CCU-8a-8p, Med/Surg-8p-8a

C.N.A.'s'- 12 Hour Shifts .

Monitor Techs PT Weekends

PRN POOL STAFF: RN's, LPN's, Monitor
Techs and C.N.A.'s
12 hour shifts Days & Nights, Requires hospi-
tal experience.

Clinical Pharmacist PRN
Everyothsr Sat. & Sun., 2 yrs hospital exp.
required, pharmacokinetics, renal adjust., MUE,
unit inspection & other clinical svcs. Prefer
PharmD.

ER Registration PRN
Requires exc. computer skills & customer serv-
ice, knowledge of 3rd party payors, flexibility to
work wknds. Healthcare exp. preferred.

Floor Tech PRN
1 yr. Floor Tech exp. required.

Diet Aide PRN
Cash register & prior food exp. desired.


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HOSPITAL


Send Resumes to:
561-993-5627
or Apply in Person:
Glades General Hospital,
1201 S. Main St.,
Belle Glade, FL 33430
DFWP/EOE


SHENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER


Re-stered Nurses
'Full time Med./Sdrg. 7amn-7pmor 7pm-7am, FL RN
Lie., 1 .ir e enrncr preferred %ill train iw gaduate,
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Corrmpetitive Salary Excellent Benefitr.
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Pfsoe: 863-902-.307 or Fox resume to: 863-983-M.05
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/IFAS -
EVERGLADES RESEARCH and
EDUCATION CENTER
OFFICE PERSON NEEDED
Answering phones, responding to routine questions,
and referring calls to faculty and staff, sorting and
distributing mail, and other repetitive clerical tasks.
Hourly Rate = $8.00
To apply contact Chay Burrus
@ 561-993-1511 or Fax resume to: 561-993-1582.

An Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action Institution.
S.


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DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124



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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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, HURl 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.



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


Taxlff^^^^


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books I Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
ChUdren's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
& Games 730
Wanted to Buy 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


FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547

RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
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STEEL BUILDINGS
Closeout models from 2004!
Get them while they last 25x34 & 30x42.
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Call 1-866-783-4385 NOW!
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RUG 8x5'; dk. blue, It blue
and tan square, very nice,
like new, $35. 239-634-
4040.


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



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.


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
CRAFTMATIC BED- with vi-
brator, good condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

Dining rm sweet white-
wash 6 chairs leaf
lighted buffet/hutch
$500 (863)983-6960
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
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.

ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
ROLLAWAY BED
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100
(863)467-2315
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
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.


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STAR WARS 1, II, III Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781.


SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072


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


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turer. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
863-610-8693.

-arpets
Rugs 550^^


Business
Opportunoti s 305


CLUB CAR 93' completely
redone in 2001, wheel
covers $1300 neg
(863)946-0490
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.



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



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
(239)292-1153.



Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.cbm/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


SHUTTLE SCOOTER
3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.
(863)763-6699.


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
CEMETERY LOT Forever
Glades 1500 Airport Rd
Belle Glades FL $400 561-
924-2502/ 996-0939
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400' Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
$99/neg. 239-634-4040.

PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.
PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596."



BABY BUNNIES
(10) $50.
Will separate.
(863)983-9678.
CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
$350 ea. (863)634-5112
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.



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
31/2" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098
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.
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
condo. 3'Hx18"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.


Agriculture



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


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



BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920

LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763-3951.


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/,
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Rent 960


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

1BR APARTMENT,
good location in
Belle Glade. $300/month.
C 'iii561 -261-0169

-ommercial


942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile' home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Trestle Desk


This trestle desk project is perfect for do-it-your-
selfers who want to organize their home office space.
Full-size traceable patterns and straightforward con-
struction techniques simplify assembly, and special
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)
Four other projects $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, Please be sure to
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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale O1'M
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property. Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080


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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


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




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


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


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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)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.


BY OWNER, 2 Parcels near
Jacks Branch. 20 ac home-
site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
(239)462-21581


,BEAUTIFUL: RIVERVIEW
HOMESITE- Build., your
dream home on this prime'
location in LaBelle, with a
gorgeous view of the river
and waterfront park. Cor-
ner 4 lots on CR78 and
Avalon Ave, reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
proximate size 180ft deep,
by 113.5 wide, $150,000,
(863)517-0977.



BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love there
privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile
home to this great location
in LeBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
Phillips Rd backing to
Murray Rd. Approx size
219,18'W X397.50
$95,000. 954-817-1112 or
863 517-0977.


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'3afYA0 JtU !,Vi iiPl V.A Fr. ba !l- acre inFi -9K Bring to own a .23 acre lot on a private iMlO
@ $225XJO% a Us An OfWe lake for $15K Only a few left. ul I-.
5 Ares I j1 iv. & ul NWMust Seep$3249K AMYC
li,.tLI'h(OI/l.ilffv LakePort 34 acres! Fenced/cross t Attach
fenced.. 2 acre oak tree nursay. Too rK Lo AC, In
ART mu p to Rare find DealFeThrough $969k'97Mobile thi access.
3bd/.u fenced, h Leci 3/2 on D Miore home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.23 acres in acresand carport @$71.3K river
almd/ost I . ie, Ni -P$64.9KAem Ie 3/2 n tMontura ranch Estates 96.9K TwinI
o Ave Hardwxxi Fxtnng, large kitchen. New Listing' Lakeport Great
New i lt i reswood,- alalonaanmwert.stean@Zi Reked4BsinessOppoistut! 2bd/2ba dblwide on .25 shed,
ed on Taft road 6 DIuplexes in Moore Havrw tX0 Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great acres. Huge deck & screened unbeli
$59.5K Occpancy, CBS construction, Grear Location on HWY 27 $209.9K porch. Just bring your tooth- New I
IwestnmeoaOunityatony $375K A Beaual brush! $89.9K wood
edl on Taft watf t rad2, 5f L' i 330+/- AcORae !oImproved Mornni
$ 25Acres $25k fen 2 I ',
Paieer Paniatim 2/2 m/h on Z5 A Must eau*nful moli .ri, -. Newly
)t 14 BraridNew Homesto be acre Private and seduded. FulAl far- \loi on n iL Beautiful (@'5K per acre wood,
builtonTexas Ave 3bd/2ba, CBS, ni.khed. Look Reiced to $ 692K $109.9K
1,673 sq. ft, Speal Finandngpkges ac New Istidn Don't miss out on pool &
available $129.9KThsew go New' car this brand new 3/1 frame hore Don'
fasuffl e in'--*1 -1 M inMontura Ranch Estaes. Choose DEAL!
oneer a(n 25 AAre New listing! Northside 3bd/2ba your flooring, appliances, and Want
Sky Valley of Clewiston Gi ataraeS6a5sK CBSBeautiful Hardwood floors fixtues. Ready in March Plantat
2 miles just outside of town, abghe 3/2 Htme on 1.15 ac. 5 Stall Great Location Reduced@ 'n$133.3k 35K
Deed Restricted Development, rrse bam w/rack room @$124.9 t5181.5K Pionee
Handyman Needed Fire dam- Ne ,rt- wooden
10 acre lake, 82 lots (1/3 to aged home on lot for $51K j woode
1/2 acre), Starting in the YOR HOME HERE! T
S40k's, Palms Development CA HLME T New C
inc., Beverly Hills C.A. CALL ME AT -sq, .-
677-1441






COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
Se Habla Espafiol
Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction DAA
5 NEW SPEC HOMES BRebse n oomea
(to be completed Dec 2004) 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath CBS Horei
rtHOME1 PATCKAGESi ILuxurious Upgrades Po in I\geiew
STARTING AT $152,000! IES ofAD STON 1 O RDAT $225,0 M
RESIDENT TRIAL CLEWISTON 2,28AMHon 1.25Ac, 165,00O MONTH
Bank Foreclosures Col f O ,2l AHon2.5Ac.wpole8barn
C ael ,Afor O A.eta
k8..R.. *,3BR1BA,FmRm, Zoned Co0. OOSEHMw OwneN
S3BR.2BA, MH, Mny Extras 5115,000
S Reducedto $85,000 oedron r acess, 3R. 2BA
30R, 2BA, WH on man-made lake $275,000
8 BR2OBA wih poT, 1365,000 r
A ..ul .. O 4 8 Marn .ACREAELAND c &LOTS
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S Reduced to $24,500 C
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Office: ar 863-983- 8590






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Call For Listings


.561-795-8533 or 561-996-5623.


998
otl rn b-d a in l iA
3bd/2ba, Fully furnished.
;ed Workshop w/Complete
cldudes clubhouse and pool
ability. block away from
6 $143,000.00
lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MHf,
for fixing up, includes tool
don't miss out on this
evable deal! @ 535K
Listing! 2bd/2ba hard-
floors, new electrical sys-

Sra U ,es 3/2 on
y Renovated 3bd/2ba
tile, & carpet flooring, new
pool cage, new appliances
t. miss out on this GREAT
$125K
to Invest? Pioneer
ion, 2.5 Acres, wooded @6
ir Plantation 5 Acres,
d, fenced off @ $80K


escenr Oak Townhornes
constructionn 2bd/2ba 1841
w/garage. ONLY,'2 Left!
Visit our website for
further details!


Gonzalez
Se labla I-Ifial
561-722-7347

Etertain ronigta Nith this 95 MH, moniuma
1 4 S-4 at52-49k
panially furnished, i-mcdi doors to Look N
wet bar a MOvOnhl O110K waterfrc


New Listing! 01H in aMiE a S73K.
.d l-r i ti.isu \. VC, paved
r i' ll rIt i, 1. i .,, r, .


WE WELCOME HERTO OUR TEAM
SiE IS FROM BJ.E EGIADE AND
WLSERVaCTE TImARENI


561-261-3444


1.33 acres Moore Haven, in ground
pooI, many exdras, fishing pond, quiet
neigthxooxxd Only $120K


2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
eled, pole barn, cul de sac in Moore
Haven S1160K
WE WELCOME HlMTOOUR TEAM. HE
T IS N MOORE HAVEN AND EVERY-
BODY KNOWS HIM FROM THf/,E TO
BELLE GLADE AREA!


Haven c
River fo


Sam
Walker

863-677-1013

LOts 1-2.5 acres Starting


lo Further We have
ant property in Moore
on the Caloosahatchee
or S155K


BEAUTIFUL 4/2 Mobile
Home on 1.09 Acre, Fenced ,@
$85.9K


Ne u L "yW
going @ 5135K


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


Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listings!!


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LTC. REAL. ESATE BROKER
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(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
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AFTER TOURSUR:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS KATHr GARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 2284798


RESIDE-NTIAL 4BR, 3BA, wood deck, 9 Commercial Lots on US
3BSAutBE PJDIgrt~.00O 10x20 shed $79,900 27 with Building $215,000
4 New Homes 3BR, 2 SOLJDake 5
We Have More Lots Under $ oo 89.500 000
Contract Call fro Details 3BR1Aa i a 8 Lots Zoned RI-B
Nelkt DS9 JOS $250,000
NMONrUA 10 Lots Z7onedCommercial
4BR, IBA $75 ,000 $,
3BR, IBA $84.900 3BR, 2BSOLD! $75,000 Belle Glade Grocery
S2/2 l;2Pioi e -Store $130,000
E JS J $32,000 Commercial Building
5aC_ SsaAp .NDNWlO,000Corner of WC Owens &
35 ,B000d. $16,('OOc Margetf Si. a9 rt
$195,000 4BR.2BA,3- 34ac.$169$000. $19sl $1
3BR, 2BA Northside $lt6 Harlem Bar Great


$215,000
4BR, 3BAReduced $350,000 Smao-lNu nymUS2 712,m
'"", '^ J A '* CaIxDekeA
$87,500
$70MOO
Moore Yaven : .e ,,, Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
bt' w/t. Fre,sicl $67,500 wn mobile home, 3 lots Only
bP.$106,000


Business Opportunity
Call for Details


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3 Bedroom, 1 Bath. garage, 8''xl0' porch.
complIetely r'emrdeId on the inside 2002
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Brian Sullivan
Class A General Contractor CG-C061855

863-414-4202

863-465-1371
www.briansullivaneontraetor.com Se H-ubla Rsipaiiol I


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
Love the earth. Recycle your
used items by selling them
in the classified.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


FORECLOSED GOV`T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.
299.



Golf View Home $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 18 hole
course near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334+3253 x790
www.cherokeevalley.com.


Grand Opening! OCALA
AREA 20+ ACRES Only
$259,900. Orig. $269,900
SAVE $10,000 during
Grand Opening! Gorgeous
mix of pines, oaks &
meadows in spectacular
country setting just west
of Ocala. Ample rd front-
age w/ utils & miles of bri-
dle paths. Close to 1-75.
Excellent low- rate financ-
ing. Rare oppty. Sold 1st-
come, 1st- served. Call
now (866)352-2249 x
3A2

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


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Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
- $19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.

How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.


LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.
Buying a car?
Look in the classifieds.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


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


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


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NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on pri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last!' 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x119.

Shop here first!
The classified ads.
How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.

How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of there classi-
fieds.


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28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000

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

Handyman SpecialJ, As is,
3/2 Mobile Home, '95,
Horseshoe Acres, low
Down pymt, owner financ-
in avail, $55,000. 863-
234-1814.

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


C&NTRAHOMES

OF CLEWISTON


1) Easy Life
Spedial 3/2 DW

Appliances,
Screen Room

SShed
69,900



2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW, 3/2, Lg.

Screen Room,

10x14 Shed

$38,900


3)New
Land & Home
Packages in

Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


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2 ,900

2160 W.Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.I. of WAL-MART
983-4663
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New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405


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BOAT, MOTOR, TRLR- 16'
fiberglass, open deck,
35HP/OB, tilt trir, console
steering, nice cond, w/all
extras, $950. neg.
S (863)635-2683.

BOAT, V-Bottom, aluminum,
needs TLC, $100.
(863)635-3465


KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
SSuzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866

Place your ad online at
http:/www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
Sclassad@newszap.com

SRANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
Second low hrs., $8000 or
i best offer. 772-621-9792

I Ranger Bass Boat
i 90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's RFishhouse
863-983-9421

SCOTTIEC '67- 27ff, with
trir, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
S(863)763-3451.

STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trdr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.

TRI HILL 16', RFiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trr, depth
finder & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.

IZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
i glass bottom, $150.
i (561)629-3781.


GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorfno-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation
World. Melbourne-
(800)700-1021. Daytona-
(800)893-2552. Orlando-
(800)654-8475.

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
JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.

Marine ^^


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. TOK-** I I IY4
RADAR- JRC, #1500MKII,
LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.


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


I Mtocyle33011


YAMAHA TrTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.

ms. I


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071


Automobiles




Automobiles 400;
Autos Wanted 401(
Classic Cars 401E
Commercial Trucks 402C
Construction
Equipment 4029
Foreign Cars 403(
Four Wheel Drive 403-
Heavy Duty TIruck s 404(
Parts Reairsi 404!


Pickup 1nck 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Van. 4070


A5utmbi le 400


BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CAMARO, 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.
(863)357-3633.

CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CHRYSLER 5TH AVE, '85-
black, runs great, 108K
ml, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-1110.
FORD TAURUS, '98- 6cyl,
cold'AC, all power, $3700
or best offer. (863)673-
6209.
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
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classfl.html or mailto:
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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.

Four heel
Dr~ive4035


Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)447-0941
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.


I vnhii wnmi 7--.


CLUB CAR,Good cond.
good batL& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 .
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.



DODGE 4X4 SPORT, '98- all
power, lift tires, rims, lock-
er gears, $7600 neg.
(863)673-2392.


I Campe


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


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



Public notices




Pubis 5031
S9ta Pftbic
L- Mlls. 55W0



BuddadReMo~ qufa
Conftroatl Dsctu
Is exceptng bids for clean up and
removal or canal debris, in Buck-
head Ridge, approx. 5.5 miles of
canals.
Send Bids to:
Buckbead Ridge Mosquito
Control District
682 Hwy. 78 West
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone/Fax (863) 763-7840
552681 ON 2/8 CGS 2/10

CAR AUCTION
On MARCH 2, 20065
@ 8:00 AM
1899 TOYOTA
Vis #JT3GP10VOX7064928
Economy Body Shop Inc.
224u Davfs Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104
549905 CB/CGS 2/17/05

CAR AUCTION
On FEBRUARY 28, 2005
@ 8:00 AM
1996 DODGE
Vin #1B7FL26P2TS590003
Yoder's Towing
2068 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104
549944 CB/CGS 2/17/05

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, Marcb 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 -i1"1 I 1 1. :'v "i, ii Ave-
nue, ij^'i-:,"i ,'.',,,4i1.1
Each bid must be in a sealed enve-
lope and clearly marked "Bid for
Rim Canal Floatling Dock." Bids
may be mailed to te City of Cle-
wiston, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewlston, 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 informalifies, or to
Accept the bid that in its judgement
best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson City Manager
552415 CGS 2/1017/05
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., Successor
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-
known parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
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, Flonda, to-wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK 2162 OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY 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 Acton, and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 25 East Hickpochee
*Avenue, 2nd Floor Labelle, FL
33935, either before service on
PlaintifFs attorney or immediste-
ly thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for
the reilnf demanded in the com-
lint potion.
WfNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 1 st day of February,
2005.
Barbara F. Botier
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Byjs/ 0 Hammond
Deputy Clerk
552068 CGS 02/10, 17/2005


NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC WORKSHOP BETWEEN
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,
THE HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS, THE CT"Y COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LABELLE
AND THE GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Notice is hereby given that the ROrida Departmentr of Cormmnaily A-
fas. The Hendry CourRy Board of Coty Conn oners the Ciy Com-
mission of the City of LaB and te Glades Co y Board of County
Commissioners wil hold a public workshop to discuss growth manage-
ment comprehensive planning and related issued for the Musea and West
LaBefe areas and the City of LaBetIe from 9-00 amn. to 12.30 p.m. on Fri-
day, Febrea-y 18,2005, at the LaBele Civic Center, 481 West Hickpoch-
ee, LaBefc. orida.
A interested persons maypear and be heard with respectto the is-
sues at said meeting. Anyone whomignt appeal a decision made by the
Board of County Conmissioners may be requted to furnish a veobatiarn
(word for word) record of the proceedogs that includes testnimonry and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Board of Couty Connosiioners
of Hendry County, Floroida
W.C. "Bo' Pelarn, Clair
City of LaBelle
City commission
Sharon S. Cray, Mayor
Board of Conty Commissioners
of Glades County, Florida
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chair
553942 CGS/CB 2/17/05


PUBUC NOTICE OF TITBIT TO ISSUE AIR PEtINT
orida Dewa s of Erof reral Protection
Draft A Permt Ho. 0510003-029-AC
Unitd Staes Sugar Corporaton
Cte-astonr Sugar Mi aid Refinery
Boilers 4 anid 7 Modifed 1Ft g Systems
Aaleicast The appicard for ties project is the Liqlad States Sugar Corpo-
raion. The applcarrs autorized representative and mailing address is
Mr. Wanam A. Raioa. Vice President of Sugar Processing Operalions Unit-
ed States Suea Corporc on. 111 Ponce DeLeon Avene, Cwiewiston. For-
da 33440.
Facility Locatm: The existing Ciewiston Sugar' MB and Re"enery at the In-
Tersecuonof W.C. Owens Avenue and Sate Road 832 in Her ry County,
Rorida-
Project On June 6, 2003. the Departlmernt issued Permit No. 0510003-
-AC to modify the existing ol firing sysanms for Boilders 4 and 7. The
modificaborrs for Boiler 7 are complete and the unit has demonstrated sat-
isfactory compliance. Equipment problem have delayed completion of the
modifications for Boler 4 and Perrt No. 0510003-018-AC expired on May
1, 2004. The applicant requests an extension to Decembier 31, 2005 to
cornpete modify, caons rated to Boiler 4. Because the original permit ex-
peed. the eaxension wi be granted as a minor modification with a new
public notice.
Prerltittg Anthodrt Applications for air constucton permits are subject
to review m accordance wib the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Stat-
utes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, aid 62-212 of the Rorida Adminis-
Irative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not eempt from air permit-
tig requirements and aer permit Is required to peronn t.e proposed wo.
The Bureau of AIr Regulation is the Permifttlg Authority responsible for
maiga permit determination for this project. The Pemitng Authority's
responsible for making a permit detemrnanon for tois project. The Permit-
flng Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite #4,
Tatlaassee, Rorida. The Permitting Authoty's mang address i: 2600
Ber Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee. Florida 32399-2400. The Per-
mitng Authority's telephone number is 850/488-0114.
Project RIe: A complete project ie is available for public Inspection during
toe normal business hours of 8:00 am. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fe-
day (except holidays) at address Indicated above for the Permitting Au-
thortty. The complete project file includes the Draft Permi the Technical
Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application, and the informa-
tion suirilted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records ander
Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Au-
toonty's project review engineer for addfilonal Ilformathon at the address or
phone number listed above. A copy of the complete project file is also
available at the Air Resources Section of the Departmet's South District
Office at 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901-
3381. The.South District Office's telephone number is 239/332-6975.
Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permiftn -Authority gives notice
of its intent to issue air permit to the applicant for the project described
above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of
proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the pro-
lect will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204,
62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will
Issue a Final Permit In accordance with the conditions of the proposed
Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an adminisalive hearing is filed
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment re-
ceived in accordance with this notice resuts in a different decision or a sig-
nificant change of terms or conditions.
Comment: The Permithng Authority will accept written comments con-
ceming the proposed Draft Permit for a period of fourteen (14) days from
the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be
provided to the Permitting Authority a the above address, Any written com-
ments filed will be made available for public inspection. written com-
ments received result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Per-
miting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, an-
other Public Notice.
Petitions: A person whose substantial oInterests are affected by the pro-
posed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must con-
tain the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) thoe
Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Matl
Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Pletitions filed by any per-
sons other than those enetied to written notice under Section 120.60)3),
F S. must be filed within fourteen (14) days of publication of this Public No-
tice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first Under Section
120. 60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen (14) days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner
shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the' address indicated
above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a pettion within
the appropriate ime period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right
to request an adminisrative determination '(hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and partici-
pate as a party to it. Any subsequent Intervention will be only at the approv-
al of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance withe
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authori-
ty's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name
and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identifica-
lion number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the
petitioner' the name, address and telephone number of the petitioner's rep-
resentative, if any which shall be the address or service purposes daring
the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial rights will be affected bythe agency determination; (c) A state-
ment o0 how and when the petitioner received notice of the agency action
or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed Issues of material fact.
If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the
ultimate tfacts alleged, including the specific facts the petitdioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A
statement of the specific rules or statutes the petiioner contends require
reversal or modflicafon of the agency's proposed action; and, (g) A state-
ment of the relief to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not
dispute the material facts upon which the Permitng Authoifty's action Is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall con-
tain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.C .. .. ,, .. ., ,
Because tho administraive hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Pearmitting Authority's
final action may be different from the position taken by it In this Public No-
tice of Interest to Issue AIr Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will
be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the ap-
plication have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, n
accordance with the requirements set forth above.
Medlatlon: Mediation is not availabIle for this proceeding.
554102 CGS 2/17/05


Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
B6 Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s. Unit-
ed American Lien & Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell the following ve-
hicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any
liens. Net proceeds deposited with Clerk of

Court. Owner/Lienholder has right to hearing
and post bond. Owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien. All auctions held in re-
serve.

Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor facility.
Cash or cashiers check will be accepted.
There is a 15% buyer premium. Any person
who is -interested should call (954) 563-
1999.

Sale date: March 11, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309

14573 1991 Dodge Shadow 2dr Vin #:
3B3XP65K1MT555136' r/o Hadrien L.
Berghmans, 8127 Gables Communs Dr.,
Apt 911, Orlando, FL. Cust: Hadrien L.
Berghmans. 9090 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lau-
derdale, FL lienor: Mikes Garage & Towing,
2855 W Hwy 60 Okeechobee, FL 772-569-
0516 Lien Amt $2804:00

Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
554298 CGS 2/15/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
VS.
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, d 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 te to the
above described property has been flied 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 thoe 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 forthe relief sought in
this Complalnt.
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 Plalntiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987


548226 COS 01/20,27;2/03,10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN RE: Estate of
WILBERT J. CONRAD,
Deceased


Case No.: 2005-021-CP


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Admlnistration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Wilbert J. Conrad, deceased, Rle Number
2005-021-CP, by the Circuit Court for Hendry County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975;
that the decedent's date of death was January 7,2005; that the total val-
ue of the estate is $24,978.79 and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name: Address
Are E. Conrad 1060 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33975
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the decedent otherthan those for whom
provision for ill panyme.t was made in the Order of Summary Adminis-
tation must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO RLED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPULICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is February 17, 2005.
Adre E. Conrad Aison C. Hussey
10620 Park Drive Florida Bar No. 0116165
LaBelle, FL 33935 PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Are E. Conrad
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle FL 33975
Telephone 863-675-580O
553399 CGS 2/17,24/05

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN050081
STA 1W NORTH PERIMETER LEVEE REPAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY,
FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District wil receive seated bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd floor, B-1 Bdg., 3301 Gun Cub
Road, West Palm Beach, Forida 33406, for STA 1WN1ort Perimeter
Levee Repair, Palm Beach County, FL on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at
2:30 p.m. local time, at which fimely submitted bids wet be opened and
prbcy read. This project involves rep of approx 6,700 ft of leees, in-
chafing eastern section of N. Perimeter Levee & STA-1W linfow Levee.
Removal of vg etative dris & rocks, backfl & conmpactim insta on
of rprap & gabions & seerig. Directions: Site is located approx 2 miles
SW of the intersection of SR 80 & CR 880. An OPTIONAL poe-bid confer-
ernce will be held on Friday, February 25,2005 at 1:00 p.lm. at SfWMO
Pump Station S-SA Conference Room located on Southern Blvdj/S.
80, West Palm Beach. FL 33470. For directions call (561) 682-2813. A
ste vint will immiediately folow.
Al 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 weate- www loov, by obtain-
ing a set for $14.00 at the above address, bycM g (561) 682391,or
by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The Public isinvited
to atend the bid opening. efomrmalon tBe stato of t1 solfidlafion
can bei otaned at o:r web site mr. fwmndov.
554328 CGS 2/17/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the
Circuit Court of He r Co Paty, Florida. on the 9h of December
2004, In the cause wtiera Jotm J.L Smith was plaiff and John W.
Temple ad Margaret Baier Temple defendants being Case number
97-M27, in said Court I, Ronald I Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon a l the right. tie and interest of the defendant
Jobh W. Temple a:d Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to the following
described property, to-wit
That part of Caloosa HaFrbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described ne: Beginning at the Northeasterlty Corner of Lot 25,
thence South 00W 41' 37 East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89" 18'
23' West 82.68 feet to Southeasterly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said rine.
-AND-
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florid, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7; Township 43 South, Range 29 East. Hendry County. Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendra County, Floriodda intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southiwest 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 ran South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00' West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river;, thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17T East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subjectto
taxes all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as maybe to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-descrbed execu-
bon.


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Earty Voting Or Bee Glade
The City of Belle Glade wil hold "Early Votgr pro to Is March 8. 2005
mu ipa ecton. Al e tgible vters may ca their early ballot al Bk
Glade Ciy Hall, 110 Dr. MartJ Luther King. J. Blvd. West. Pamn Beach
County. orida, on the following dates and times:
Monday, Febnruary 21, 2005, through Saturday, Febuary 26. 2005,
starting at 10:00 a-m. and ending at6-00 p.m.:
Monday, February 28, 2005, starting at 7:00 a.m. and endWing at 3.00
p.m.;
Tuesday, March 1,2005. through Saturday. March 5.2005. strtiag t
10:00 am. and ending at 6:00 p.m.: and
Monday, March 7. 2005, starting at 10:00 am. and enlng at 8600
p.m.
Early Voting will not be open on Sundays.
To reduce waiting time. bring your voter identlaion cardl drt. M -
cense, or some form o photo on n your s e. H
ever, all Bela Glade registered voters wil be pew to .t even yon
fal to bring proper identificaton, by th required atAait vel-
tying your identity.
Only those ualbfied registered voters living within the corporate lots of
the City of Bee Glade may vote in City W ..
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF. CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20tb JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-989-CA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
VS.
SCLARA C. SPENCER, et us, atof aL,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Fioal Judgement
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on February 2, 2005 in this
case now pending in said Court,
the style of which is indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
the Hendry County Courts build-
ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the 2nd day of March
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2149, PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3 PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDERED at HENRY County,
Florida, this 7th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERA L. LATY
Deceased.
File No. 2005-004-CP
Division PROBATE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
VERA L LArY, deceased, RFIe
Number 2005-004-CP Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
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 p ,zr ns in lriinr [nie rotice 1:1
,0er-eo erAf, t, 0 ,m CSl,,n Ir-3,
rir, )e ii r, Ijnlr tr. I 1i i
**cnilr. Qc An ;ai~rr .l PIric tli
Or-, ljiilt: iT]",r, :, l ,: nr PIr'.u,1AI
ReprcOrrautre sriur or lunuaic.-
,)i.,n il s 'i Cu f "l j 'l O 10liT 1116
tr.rir i,.i.iij *an irn.. Couri
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 tills Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OFTHE RRST 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 OFTHE RRST 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..
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGabee, Esquire
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Telephone: (863) 983-1677
Fax:lc 863) 983-1973
FlRorida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representative:
SLloyd Bailey
806 Delta Tobias Way
Clewiston, FL 33440
550949 CGS 02/10,17/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case Number 04-245-CA
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff
vs
MOSES PARKER
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005, entered In Civil Case No. 04-
245-CA of the Circoit Court 1of the
20th Judicial Court in and for
Glades County, Rorida, wherein
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
FA, Plaintiff and MOSES PARKER
are defendantss, I wi netl to the
hhest and best bidder for cash,
A THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 AM. on March March 3,
2005 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judge-
ment, t-wit
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 51, CITY
OF MOORE HAVEN AS DESCRIBED
IN THE REVISED MAP OF THE
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
ACCORDING TO RECORDED
MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF IN THE
PUBC RECORDS OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH A 1979 ODUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME. COSGART 010453A
B. SERIAL NUMBERS: 17938281
AND 17938282 PERMANENTLY
AFRXED THEREON.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A OISA-
BiUTY WHO NE.D ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTIC-
IPATE IN TOS PROCEEDiNG YOU
ARE ETTTLED. AT NO COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVIGION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE
HAVEN, FL 33471 WITIB1 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR flE-
CHPTOFTIIS NOTICE OF SALE: F
YOU ARE HEARMG IMPA/RE)
CALL- 1-800-955-8771; F YOU
ARE VOICE IWAJRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8770
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Rids.
ths 7TH day of Februay, 299S.
JOE RFT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, FlorIda
BY: Jerniter Bev's
Deuty Cimfi
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LI-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.;THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R.
GAMBLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSGINEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if
any, in the above proceeding, with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a
copy upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address appears
hereon, on or before MARCH 21. 2005 the nature of this proceeding be-
ing a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described
property, to wit
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42- WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10' EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
i you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceed-
ing, on plaintiff's attorney, a default wilg be enteredagainstyouforthe re-
fief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 7th day of February, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Is/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance wihi the Amnerica wifth DtabOftIes Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodations to participate In thit proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceeding hearing impaired, lea all (800) 955-
9771 (TO) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), ia Florida Relay Sn .
553382 CGS 2/17,24/05


NOTICE OF
REGULAR MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUITYff
WATER CONTRIOLDISTRICT
You are hereby notified tht the
Regular Meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of te Cenrta County
Water Control District wil be h eld
on Wadaday, Fakuui 23,
2005 817.11111 BJ at the Montua
Clubhouse, Monfura Ranch Es-
tales, State Road 833, Clewiston,
RFlorida.
The purpose of ths meeting Is to
transact any and all business
which may come before the Board.
If a person decides to appeal the
decision of the Board of Supervis-
ors with respect to any matter con-
sidered at the public meeting or
hearing herein referred he or she
may need to Insure that a vebatimn
record of the pronede i nade,
which record Incldes te tssio
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is based.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors f Florida Ru-
ral Legal Services lc. wl hold Its
next regular meeting on Saturday
February 19, 2005, at the Offices or
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc..
at 1500 NW Avenue VL, Sute A,
Belle Glade, Floroda. The ma g
will begin at appru* matey 10:30
A.M. for add tional Infonaton,
please call 1-800476-8937. The
public is Invited to attend.
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PUBUC NOCE
The Board of Directors of the Housnag
Authority of the City of Beile Glade
announce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled tor 5:00 P.M.
on February 22, 2005 at the Ad-
ministration Office in Osceola Cen-
ter, 1204 NW Avenue L Terrace,
Belle Glade, FL
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fer.-.
guson Towing will sell at pubic
Auction, free from all ror ens.
the following vehicles mat remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the. highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 21,291 a1
9:00 a.m.
1998 Ntssun Gold 4-Der
VIn #1N4DL01DXWC118919
1983 Oldsmnobile WNlle 2-.Dow
'AVin #1G3AR47A60M347752
19886 Belck l 2-Dwer
VIn #1G4GM47A7GP231421
1995 Ford Graoss 2-Ofw
V'An #1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unkonowl 4-D0e
Vin #2FACP75W7NX206462
553935 COS 2/17 24/05
STATE OF MICHIGOAN
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-
FAMILY DIVISION
WASHTENAW COUNTY
PUBLICATION OF HEARING
CASE NO. 64-ISTMA
PET"IONNO. W
TO: regory Stocker addJcqellme
Stocker
IN THE MATTER OF:
ASHLEY STOCXER M DOB: W
89

A petition requesting the court totlak
jurisdiction of the above named mi-
nor(s) has been filed in tl court
A hearing on to petition wr be con-
duced by the court on 3/1/05 @
9AM & 3/16/05 1:30PM iR
2270 Plait Road, Arbor, MI
48104.
IT IS THEmREFORE ORDERED that
Gregory & Jacqueline Stocer per-
sonally appear before the court at
the time and place slated above.
This hearing may result In the Court
taking temporary uurisdiction of tot
child.
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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 7N1
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CINCIT
IN AND FOR HEN Y COUIN ,
AFLOW
CU. ACTION
CASE NO.: 2N4-7-CA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC RE1 S-
TRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOW I FR
TAYLOR, BK N AND WMTMBI
MORTAR CO .,
Plainiff,
Vs.
KENNETH LEE HOLLAND, tdl
Oeendant(8).
NOTICE OF FOECLOSM JUE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GNVENpun-
ant to a Final Judgemert o=ot
1age Foreclosure dated Jarnary
1,m2005 and entered in Cast No.
2004-798-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TWENTIETH Juiclal Circuit
in and for HENORY Conty, Fokta
wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, MC.
AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR BEAN
AND WHITAKER MORT6AGE
CORP. Is the Pani and KEN-
NETH LEE HOLLAND, TENANT #1
N/rK/AN HAROLD SANFORD TEN-
ANT #2 NWK/A BILLY WADE are me
defendants, I wil sel to the b
and best bidder for cash I FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BLUWM CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11OOAM, on te 23rd
day of February, 20o9, toe Wow
ing described property asst forti
in said Final Judtnmert
LOT 7 BLOCKIP hIUMO
MANR:' ACCORO To INE
PLAT THEREOF,A OE REONM
IN PLAT BO0s 4 AT PMES i
AND 94 OF THE FMC
RECOROU OF MHIK?
COUNTY, FLORIDA
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