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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Volume 80,


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At A Glance


Get your county
fair booth now
Are you interested in getting
a booth for the Hendry County
Fair and Livestock show. Come
by March 6, from 1-4 p.m. to the
Hendry County Fairgrounds.
Quilts, craft, canning, artwork
or anything you have made.
Call 983-6273 or 983-9282. Rent
a booth at the fair. Eight by 10
spaces are available for $20.
March 11-19, please call 228-
2131 or 983-9282. Ask for
Terease.
Local ministers
holding meeting
The Clewiston Ministerial
Association will meet Tuesday,
March,8 at noon, in the Hendry
Regional Hospital's conference
room. Lunch will be provided.
All ministers are invited to
attend. For more information,
call John Hicks at 983-5269.
Hendry County
Fair coming
The Hendry County Fair and
Livestock Parade will be held
Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m.
Applications for the parade
entries can be obtained by call-
ing Dot Shanahan at (863) 228-
2418 or Sara Whitehead at
(863) 983-6425. Deadline for
parade entries will be March 4..
Any business or school organi-
zation and bands interested in
participating in the parade,
please call for an entry form.
VFW elects
officers
Election of officers for VFW
Post 4185, in Clewiston, will be
take place at the April 5 meet-
ing. It is important that you
attend and vote for the person
.of your choice. Th- meeting
will be held at 501 S. Francisco
St., at 6 p.m.
Flu shots
available
Flu Vaccines are available to
the public at Hendry Regional
Corporate Health for $20. Call
(863) 983-1123 for details.
Diabetes Classes
Free Diabetes classes will be
starting March 3 at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Seats
are limited. Call Toni Pavey-
McDaniel at 983-1123 for more
information.
Chihuahua
races April 9
A relay race, featuring all
dogs, will be take place at Black
Gold April 9 at 2 p.m., with a
check in time scheduled for 1
p.m. The relay races will feature
dogs on a leash and two run-
ners. Dogs can be of any breed
under 25 pounds, must be cur-
rent on all vaccinations and
heartworm prevention. They
must also undergo an exam by
Dr. Noelle Savedoff, which will
be offered free of charge. Prizes
and trophies will be awarded.
For more information on how
to pick up an entry form, con-
tact Dr. Savedoff at 983-9148.


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Fence move sparks debate


By Tracy Whirls
The removal of a fence from a
softball field historically dedicated
to use by the Clewiston High
School girls' softball team sparked
some controversy and a lengthy
discussion at the Clewiston Com-
mission's regular meeting last
week.
Commissioner Matt Beatty, the
commissioner nominally assigned
to oversee the city's recreation
department, raised the issue dur-
ing commissioners' comments at


the end of a two-hour meeting,
asking why city crews had moved
it and instructing City Manager
Wendell Johnson to move it back.
Mr. Johnson said he authorized
the removal of the fence at the
request of ball fields supervisor
Bobby Jones who had suggested
that the fields for the city's recre-
ation program could be better uti-
lized if a breakaway fence were
installed, noting that the city has
four fields in the quad, three of
identical size and one short field


set aside for girls softball.
"I wish I knew then what I
know now, in terms of the history
of the field and how it evolved as a
girls' softball field," Mr. Johnson
said, adding that he had. only
recently learned that the former
fence had been installed using
proceeds from a $65,000 Florida
Recreation Department Program
(FRDP) grant for a girls softball
field.
Mr. Johnson noted that the
CHS softball team only plays 10


West is Best: Kicking off Relay


Courtesy photo
Local schools were heavily involved in participating in this year's Relay for Life, as is
evident with the high turnout from Westside Elementary.


games per year, five of which are
away games, so it.didn't seem to
make sense that the field could not
be used for anything other than
softball the remainder of the year.
The plan called for a break-
away fence to be installed, so that
when the field wasn't being used
by the softball team, it could be
used for other purposes, like the
adult softball league.
"In my personal view, if it
stayed dedicated to the girls' soft-
ball team, it was underutilized,"


Mr. Johnson said, adding that the
former CHS softball coach had no
problem with it, and no one had
told him any reason not to do it.
The issue, as utilities director
and longtime city recreation com-
missioner Kevin McCarthy
explained it, revolves around the
fact that girls' softball requires a
200-foot outfield, versus the 300-
foot outfield required for men's
softball.
See Fence Page 20


U.S. Sugar




and Union




settle terms


CLEWISON After three
weeks of intense, round-the-
clock negotiations, U.S. Sugar
. Corporation and its union
reached agreement on a new
four-year contract that will mod-
ernize the working relationship
as the business changes and
builds for the future.
The contract was ratified
Tuesday by members of the
International Association of
Machinist and Aerospace Work-
ers Local Lodge #57.
"These were very difficult
negotiations and.the final week.,
included a federal mediator at
the Union's request, but we
were able to hammer out an
agreement that was acceptable


to both the Company and the
Union," said Charles Shide, vice
president of Human Resources.
Senior Vice President Robert
Coker said the vote does not
bring U.S. Sugar and its workers
back to agreement, but will pave
the way for a clear understand-
ing of what lies ahead for the
industry.
"Trade agreements .like
CAFTA could greatly impact the
economic outlook for the Ameri-
can sugar producer as we are
already preparing for NAFTA to
,wjpn btorder, in 2008 The yote
n lahi 'r r... the contractc t shows an
understanding of the issues
See Agreement -Page 15


Dog impounded



in biting case


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Courtesy photo
The opening lap of Relay for Life is always a special moment as festivities lead up to
this all important moment where Relay for Life is honored as one of the most important
modern day tools in raising money for the battle against cancer.


By Tracy Whirls
A Clewiston resident and his
granddaughter were reunited
with their dog Tuesday morn-
ing, following a.lengthy discus-
sion, in English and Spanish, at
Monday's regular commission
meeting concerning the dog's
fate.
Ivan Valdez of 329 East Obis-
po Avenue in Clewiston
approached the commission to
request the waiver of a $500 fine
and morethan $100 in boarding
fees to allow him to reclaim his
granddaughter's two-year-old
red-nosed pitbull, which had
bitten a utility department meter
reader Feb. 8.
Utilities Department director
Kevin McCarthy said the meter


reader was bitten as she was
doing the final reading of the
Valdez meter at their former res-
idence at 223 Bond Street.
"She was reading the meter
and the dog sneaked up behind
her and bit her twice," Mr.
McCarthy said, noting that city
ordinances require that enclo-
sures for dogs are to be certified
by the police department to
ensure that dogs, particularly
those considered dangerous,
cannot escape. While the
yaldez family had an enclosure
for the dog, it was not locked.
"They've just moved to a
new residence behind the Bon
Mark Apartments and the water
See Dog-Page 20


U.S. Sugar files to


get public records


CLEWISTON U.S. Sugar
Corporation has filed a public
records lawsuit to obtain informa-
tion regarding Hendry Regional
Medical Center and Physical Ther-
apy Dynamics, Inc.
"It is 'unfortunate that this
action was necessary. I had hoped
that we would be able to get
beyond the lawyers and the
stonewalling on providing critical
information on the operations of
the hospital and sit down and
work together to ensure the future
of our local hospital," said Robert
Coker, senior vice president, Pub-
lic Affairs. "But for some reason,
the hospital is reluctantto disclose
important information on their
operations."
According to Mr. Coker, the
public hospital has repeatedly
refused to make available infor-
mation that, by law, is supposed to
be made available to the public.


Numerous requests for informa-
tion, including information related
to physical therapy services, have
been stonewalled by the hospital,
according to Mr. Coker.
"This information is essential to
making good decisions regarding
the future administration and
operation of our local hospital,"
Coker said. "If everything is in
good order, we see no reason why
the hospital should not comply
with the law and make these pub-
lic records public."
Over the last several months, a
blue-ribbon panel of local busi-
ness leaders has been analyzing
the operations of the hospital after
its precarious financial standing
was brought to light with a 25 per-
cent raise in ad valorem taxes in
order to fund the increasing
deficits of the community hospital.
See Records Page 6


Courtesy photo
FFA raises funds for scholarship
The FFA (Future Farmers of America) and FFA Alumni joined forces Feb. 18-19 to
raise money for the Richard Pape Scholarship for FFA seniors pursuing a career in
agriculture. The old city airport was the scene for the Weeks Equipment Auction.
Alumni and FFA members cooked burgers and sausages for people at the auction.
A table, constructed by FFA members, was raffled off at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Mrs.
Jane Thompson is the proud new owner. These scholarships lessen the burden of
college education costs for FFA members. The Clewiston FFA Chapter would like to
thank all who helped with their contribution of hard work and participation to make
this event a success.


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Jeannette Candelario Joel Mullins
and Rene Baeza and Rosalie Candelario


Candelario-Baeza
Ramiro and Gladys Candelario
of Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Jeannette Caldelario to
Rene Baeza of Pahokee. The
prospective groom is the son of
Jose and Suzie Baeza of Pahokee. A
date for the wedding has not yet
been set.
The bride-to-be is a 2001 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School. She
attends Palm Beach Community
College.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of
Pahokee'High, 'School and is
employed y the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. After the wedding the
couple will reside in Clewiston.

Candelario-Mullms
Ramiro and Gladys Candelario
of Clewiston are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Rosalie Candelario to Joel
Mullins of Tampa. The prospective
groom is the son of Dave and Mary-
beth Drawbaugh of Stuart.


The bride-to-be is a 1995 gradu-
ate of Clewiston High School. She
graduated from Florida State Uni-
versity and went on to obtain her
law degree from the University of
Miami. She has her own law prac-
tice in Tampa.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of
Clewiston High School. He gradu-
ated from Florida State University
and is employed as a leasing con-
sultant. After the wedding, the cou-
ple will reside in Stuart.

Lopez-Villarreal
Maria Teresa Lopez and Robert
Villarreal willfe joined in marriage
May 7, 2005, The bride is the
daughter of William and Rita Lopez
of Clewiston. The groom is the son
of Refugio and Beatrice Villarreal of
West Palm Beach. The wedding
ceremony will be held at Holy
Name of Jesus Church in West
Palm Beach. The bride will be
given away by her father, William
Lopez. The maid of honor is Amy
Martinez of West Palm Beach.
Bridesmaids are Jessica Thompson


Courtesy photo
Maria Teresa Lopez and
Robert Villarreal


of Clewiston; Myra Espinoza of
Clewiston; and Claudia Martinez of
Clewiston. The best man is Matt
Beroni of West Palm beach.
Groomsmen are Eric Villarreal of
West Palm beach; Eric Villarreal of
West Palm beach; Derk Migliavio of
West Palm beach; and Alex Matta
of West Palm Beach. The flower girl
is Savannah Narango of Clewiston,
daughter of Joe and Melisha,
Narango. The ring bearer is Jose A
Reyes, Jr. of Miami, son of Jose and
Alma Reyes. After a honeymoon
trip to Coasta Maya in Mexico, the
couple will reside in West Palm
Beach. The grown, is employed as
a Paran-eidic \\ith Hendra Count).
The bride is employed as a Realtor.


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completing the required affidavit verifying your identity.

Only those qualified registered voters living within the corporate limits of
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Belle Glade Elementary School, Belle Glade Elks Lodge or Lake Shore
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Culantro adds flavor and health benefits


This week, I tried a new herb.
It was something of an accident.
I asked my husband to buy some
potted cilantro for my herb garden.
The store was out of cilantro, but
'he brought home a plant labeled
"culantro."
4 Culantro doesn't look anything
like cilantro, but the two plants
have similar aromas.
Cilantro looks a lot like parsley.
It is sometimes called Chinese pars-
ley. The same plant produces two
herbs: cilantro (the leaves) and
coriander (the seeds).
Cilantro is often used in cooking
because the flavor is complimenta-
ry to so many foods. But it is also
reported to have medicinal bene-
fits. Cilantro is said to ease diges-
tion. Cilantro or coriander can be


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


made into a tea and used to ease an,
upset stomach. Cilantro tea may'
also help reduce inflammation -
some people use it to treat aches
and pains of arthritis.
The plant also contains an
antioxidant that helps preserve
foods by killing bacteria and fungi.
This same substance is said to help


William Burroughs


humans fight infections. The folk
remedy is to wash a cut or scrape
and then sprinkle crushed corian-
der seeds on the cut to help prevent
infection.
Culantro comes from Central
America and the West Indies. It is
used in many Latin American
recipes.
While cilantro looks like parsley,
the culantro plant looks more like a
cactus. In fact, some varieties have
spikes on their leaves.
The aroma and flavor of the
cilantro and culantro are very simi-
lar. Culantro can be used in recipes
that call for cilantro. Just make sure
you remove any spikes before
chopping up the leaves:
Like cilantro, culantro has
medicinal uses. A tea made from


culantro leaves is used to treat flu
symptoms. In some countries,
culantro tea is a home remedy for
diabetes and constipation.
Culantro is reported to be rich in
calcium, iron, Vitamin A and Vita-
min B2.
I found that either cilantro or
culantro works well in salsa.
Culantro has a slightly stronger fla-
vor, so if you are substituting it for
cilantro in recipes, use a little less.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
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GRACEVILLE William Bur-
roughs has been named to the
Dean's List at The Baptist College
of Florida in Graceville, Florida for
the Fall 2004 semester. The Dean's
List is published each semester to
honor those students who main-
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Mr. Burroughs is a Junior at
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Church in Samson, Alabama. Bur-
roughs is a former member of


First Baptist Church in Pahokee,
Florida.

The Baptist College of Florida
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Convention and is accredited by
the Commission on Colleges of
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ing.


Navy Petty Officer 1st Class
Theodore N. Granville, Jr, son of
Catherine P. and Theodore N.
Granville of Clewiston, recently
returned from participating in
tsunami relief operations while
attached to Navy Mobile Con-
struction Battalion (NMCB)
Seven, the Seabees, forward
deployed to Guam from its
homebase in Gulfport, Miss.
Petty Officer Granville's unit
deployed more than 70 Seabees
to the island nation of Sri Lanka
in support of humanitarian assis-


tance. During their operations,
NMCB 7 provided 28,000 gal-
lons of fresh water to civilians, as
well as demolished nine unsafe
buildings, floated two beached
fishing vessels, and removed
more than 1,300 cubic yards of
debris from schools.
Unit's like NMCB 7 specialize
in advance base construction,
battle damage repair, contin-
gency engineering, humanitari-
an assistance and disaster recov-
ery support around the world.
Petty Officer Granville -is a
1988 graduate of Clewiston High
School.


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The family suggests Memorials
to Hope Hospice or St. Margaret's
Catholic Church or the Clewiston
Lions Club. Arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home Clewiston.

LaVester Virginia Hogan
LaVester Virginia Hogan, 72 of
Sanford, died Thursday, Feb. 24,
2005. She was born in Monet,
Arkansas to James Carl and Sally
Jane (Click) Skelton. She was a
customer service representative in
the pharmaceutical industry. She is
survived by her son, Gregory T. Pre-
ston of Hawaii and his wife Sookja
of Japan; daughters, Georgette Mc
Williams (Richard) of Melbourne,
Diane Masterton (Ian) of Apopka
and Cheryl Hernandez (Fiank) of
Davie; eight grandchildren and four.
great-grandchildren; nephew Jim
Carraway of Ocala, and niece
Bernarda Attman of Miami. The
Family would like to gixe special
thanks to the Guardian Manor for
all the special care. Arrangements
are being done by Baldwin-
Fairchild Funeral Home in Alta-
monte Springs.

Mario Vidal
Mario Vidal, 75, of Belle Glade
died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005. He was
born in Havana-Cuba and lived in
Florida since 1963.
He is survived by his wife,
Maria; sons Mario A. (wife


Dan McCarthy
Dan McCarthy, 82, of Clewiston
died Feb. 24, 2005 under the care of
Hope Hospice. He was born Sept.
28,1922 at home in Okeechobee to
Daniel B. and Marie Futral
! McCarthy. He attended the Univer-
sity of Florida, graduating in 1943
with a degree in Chemical Engi-
neering. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, -retiring as captain in
1946. He Married Ruth Claire
Ottens in 1946 and moved back to
the Lake Area founding Glades Gas
Company in Clewiston in 1947,
expanding with Belle Glade and
Okeechobee. He served his com-
munity as a member of St. Mar-
garet's Catholic Church, the
Knights of Columbus, and Knight
of St. Gregory. He was also a com-
missioner for the city of Clewiston
for 32 years and mayor of the city
* for two years. He was a founding
' and lifetime member of Florida
Propane Gas Association, member,
Board of Directors of Hendry Gen-
eral Hospital for 25 years, founding
member of American Legion Post
in Clewiston, Honorary Lifetime
Member -Clewiston Lions Club,
Lifetime Member Clewiston Cham-
ber of Commerce, a 25-gallon
donor to the Palm Beach County
Blood Bank, a 57-year member of
the Clewiston Volunteer Fire
Department, and a Founding Direc-
tor of Clewiston National Bank,
now Big Lake National Bank.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth
McCarthy of Clewiston and chil-
dren: Daniel, Jr. (wife Elaine), of Sil-
ver Springs, Maryland; David (wife
Barbara), of Stuart; Jim (wife Flo),
of Gastonia, North Carolina; Claire
(husband Freddy Ulloa), of Davie;
Marie (husband Tim Glass), of
Deerfield Illinois; Monica (husband
Jim Clark), of Okeechobee; Dennis
(wife Karen), of Belle Glade; Kevin
(wife Debbie), of Clewiston;
Michael (wife Susan); Brandon,
and 24 grandchildren and one
great-grandson.
A Community Memorial Service
will be Monday evening at 7 p.m. at
the John Boy auditorium.
Funeral Mass will bte Tuesday at
S11 a.m. at St. Margaret's Catholic
Church with Rev. Thomas Foudy
officiating., Burial will follow at the
Ridgelawn Cemetery.


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Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
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Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
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Michelle) of Wellington; Emilio
(wife Ciga) of Belle Glade; daugh-
ter Marisela Leiva of West Palm
Beach; five grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, one brother,
Rodolfo of Belle Glade, and many
nieces and nephews.
Services were held at St Phillip
Benizi Catholic Church Monday
Feb. 28. Arrangements were made
by Glades Funeral Chapel, in Belle
Glade.

Harriet Dorothy Burns
Harriet Dorothy Burns,. 88, of
Moore Haven, passed away at
Grace Health Care of Clewiston on
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2005. The only
child of Harry and Regina Burns, of
Philadelphia, Pdnnsylvania, she had
resided in Moore Haiven since 194-2
She A\ds a gradual of both Salis-
bury State Teacher's College in Sal-
isbury Maryland, and Florida South-.
ern College, in Lakeland. For many
years, she was an elementary
school teacher in Hendry County,
Glades County, and Polk Elemen-
tary in Lake Wales. After her retire-
ment, she enjoyed growing roses,
tending to her yard, and raising Per-
sian cats. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Roger M.
Weeks and son Rodney K. Weeks.
She is survived by one daughter,
Robin Weeks. It was her wish to be
cremated. Donations may be made
to her church, First United
Methodist Church of Moore Haven.


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Courtesy photo/U.S. Navy Archives
World War II German POWs were taken to Jacksonville,
Florida, where they were processed before being sent to
camps throughout the state. Some found ihemseives in
Clewiston, where they helped harvest sugar cane; in Belle
Glade, where they worked in a cannery; n.'d in Polk County,'
where they picked oranges.


Courtesy photo/U.S. Navy Archives
This photo from the Navy Archives shows the German POW
camp in Jacksonville, Florida. The farms in Florida faced a
labor shortage during the war, and the POWs were paid to
work in the fields.


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WWII German POWs provided labor in Florida


By MaryAnn Morris
During World War II1, sons,
fathers, brothers went away to
the far side of the world to fight
the terrible war in Europe. State-
side, ration coupons were issued
for meat, butter, gasoline.
Women took up the jobs in facto-
ries and industry because the-
men were off to the war. But the
war effort also deprived of agri-
culture of valuable labor.
Jamaican cane cutters refused to
travel from their island because
German U-boats harassed Ameri-
can shipping all along coastal
Florida.
"We could go to the beach,"
remembers Mrs. Frances Nall of
Clewiston. "B,' we went out to
eat at night,-* had no light at, all.
We gropec Iong in the dark
because of "e fear that the Ger-
mans wo' 'e.e he light and
knowwhe VL- we vere."
Paul V McNutt, Chairman of
War Manpower Commission
wrote Florida Senator Claude
Pepper that he had certified to the
War Department the need to
-establish detention camps for
German prisoners of war in Flori-
da "to supply much needed labor
ip pulpwood cutting 'anrd the
gathering of naval stores."
The German POWs found
themselves in rural communities
such as Belle Glade, where they
worked in a bean cannery; Polk
County, where they picked citrus
trui'; and, Clewiston, where they
w' .re put to work cutting sugar
cane.
Liberty Point Camp at Clewis-
ton was one of 26 prisoner war
camps that the U.S. government
established in Florida during
World War II.
Located eight miles southeast
of Moore Haven, aven Used to be
houring ofdruuuuuuthe green-
roofed white buildings had
housed laborers on U.S. Sugar's
plantations until February 1944
when no workers came. The
POW camp existed there until
Sept. 6, 1945, according to
"Hitler's Soldiers in the Sunshine
State," by Robert D, Billinger Jr.
According to the provisions of
the Geneva Convention of 1929,
the German prisoners had the
same food, clothing, housing and
transportation that America's
own soldiers stationed stateside
received.
The Red Cross initially called
the Clewiston camp, the "worst
camp ever seen" referring to the
103 degree heat and dusty condi-
tions caused by lack of rain.
Apparently .the Red Cross
observers did not realize that
these were normal conditions for
the south Florida region. North-
ern bred German detainees and
American officials visiting the
camp must have had the same
experience that anyone moving
from northern areas has with
Florida summers those first
summers are awful!
But most of the camp's work-
ers were from Hitler's elite Afrika
Korps. They were tough and so
were the work and the conditions
at Clewiston. Detainees worked
eight hours a day harvesting sug-
arcane.
According to "Enemies in our,
Midst," by Scott Fields, POWs
were paid fo their labor up to
80 cents a day in camp coupons,
which they could use at the camp
store. The store was run by the
POWs and proceeds were used
to buy sporting equipment and
musical instruments for the
POWs to use during their free
time. The 'store sold writing
implements, paper, selected
American newspapers and maga-
zines, soda, tobacco. The POWs
could also purchase up to two
bottles of beer a day, at a price of
10 cents a bottle.
Although Red Cross visitors
were 'appalled by the snake-
infested camp and cane fields,
snake catching was favorite pas-
time for P.O.W.s. When the cane
fields were burned for harvesting,


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prisoners would ask permission
to stand at the edges of the fields
and watch for the snakes to crawl
out.
In an interview in 1996, quot-
ed in, "Hitler's Soldiers in the


Sunshine State," Gerhard Anklam
of Berlin recalled that "he had
killed a snake, had ants eat away
the flesh and kept the skin as a
prized souvenir."
The POWs even tried to tame
an alligator to keep as a pet but
changed their minds about it
when one of them was bitten.
At times the guards would
march the detainees healthy
young soldiers into town for
exercise, much to the interested
delight of the young ladies of
Clewiston, whose menfolk were
overseas.
"These young men were real
poster boys. They were very, very
handsome. We heard they were


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and some of the local girls would
go and watch them when they
came to town," remembered
Mrs. Frances Nail. "A girl who
lived with me at that time was
dating one of the American ser-
geants stationed there at Liberty
Point Camp."
"Today nothing remains of the
old buildings," said Karl Larsen of
Shawnee Farms, "all that area is
in sugar cane now." But once
upon a time some 60 years ago,
captive soldiers of a world war
harvested sugar cane for America
here in Clewiston, Florida.


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Clewiston Police Department snare drug suspects


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Police Department's Narcotic Unit
conducted a pair of search war-
rants at separate residences within
the city limits of Clewiston on the
night of Feb. 19.
The first warrant was conduct-
ed at 828 E. Concordia Ave., apart-
ment 2, known to be controlled by
W/M Israel Mathis, born Jan. 13,
1961. After entrance was gained by
members of the Clewiston Police
Department, Mathis and another
W/M, Richard Guthrie, born Jan.
10, 1968, were found inside.
After both subjects were


secured, a search of the apartment
was conducted and the results of
the search yielded cocaine and
marijuana, which were packaged
for sale, weight scales, and other
drug paraphernalia, along with a
handgun and a shotgun rifle.
During the execution of the
search warrant, citizens entered the
immediate area. These subjects
were detained and searched. As a
result, two additional subjects were
arrested for possession of drug
paraphernalia. Those taken into
custody were W/F Rebecca Anne
Bythrow, born May 31, 1958 and


W/M Gene Bruns, born Jan. 9,1958.
Mathis -was arrested and
charged with possession of both
cocaine and marijuana with the
intent to sell or distribute within
1,000 feet of a church and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Guthrie
was charged with possession of
drug paraphernalia along with an
outstanding warrant from Glades
County.
The second warrant was con-
ducted at 428 E. Ventura Ave., again
within the city limits of Clewiston.
During the entry, three subjects,
W/F Christina Moore (DOB Oct. 5,


1985), W/M Adrian Mata (DOB Feb.
15, 1981) and W/M Orlando Mata
(DOB Feb. 15, 1986), along with a
three-month-old infant were
secured and detained during the
search of the residence.
The result of the search yielded
both cocaine and marijuana, found
throughout different parts of the
apartment including the infant's
room, refrigerator, and master bed-
room. Also found was a payout
ledger providing details, as to
whom and how much was pur-
chased.
In total, approximately 833


Wanted Fugitives


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Alfredo Malendez, alias
Alfredo Salinas, Alfredo.Melendrez,
wanted for felony failure to appear
aggravated stalking; trespass upon
the grounds of a school facility; one
misdemeanor count of failure to
appear battery and failure to
appear improper driver's license,
,expired more than four months,
attaching license plate not
assigned. His date of birth is 12-31-
76. He is a white male, 5' 6" tall and
weighs 195 lbs. with brown hair
and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on
his right arm, tattoo on his right
forearm and tattoo on his right
wrist. His last known address was
SE Ave. G, Belle Glade. His occupa-
tion is laborer.
If you know the whereabouts of
Alfredo Malendez or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.


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Alfredo Malendez
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 Stop-
pers Web site at www.crimestop-
perspbc.com.
Malendez was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


grams of marijuana was seized,
along with 23 grams of cocaine. In
addition, packaging and a 9mm
handgun was also seized.
All three subjects were arrested


and charged with possession of
cocaine and marijuana with the
intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a
church, and possession of drug
paraphernalia.


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follows:
Week of March 4-10: Lewis
Blvd., two miles south of SR-25;
Crescent Ave.
Week of March 11-17: Flag
Hole Road, two miles south of SR-
25; CR-731 on Muse Road.
Week of March 18-24: Devils
Garden Road near D.O.T.
entrance; Crescent Ave.
Week of March 25-31: Lyons
Park and CR-78; SR-29, two miles
south of LaBelle.
Florida Highway Patrol Lieu-


tenant James F. Potter said recog-
nizing the danger to the public by
defective vehicle equipment,
Troopers will concentrate their
efforts on vehicles being operated
with defects; such as bad brakes,
worn tire and defective lighting
equipment.
In addition, attention will be
directed to drivers who would vio-
late the driver license laws of
Florida, he said.
The patrol has found these
checkpoints to be an effective
means of enforcing the equip-
ment and driver license laws of
Florida while ensuring the protec-
tions of all motorists, he contin-
ued.


FEMA housing occupants being recertified


ORLANDO Officials with
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
have begun the process in Flori-
da to review the eligibility of
occupants living in FEMA travel
travelers and mobile homes.
FEMA, and Florida's State
Emergency Response Team
(SERT) continue to assist Floridi-
ans with their housing needs,
leasing occupants into travel
trailers and mobile homes daily.
In order to continue to occupy a
temporary housing unit, occu-
pants must make an ongoing
effort to obtain permanent hous-
ing at the earliest possible date
and accept adequate alternate
housing when it becomes avail-
able.
FEMA housing personnel will
regularly follow-up on the efforts
of occupants of the travel trailers
and mobile homes to obtain per-
manent housing.
Occupants must develop and


pursue a permanent housing
plan while staying in FEMA-pro-
vided temporary housing.
Renters should contact their pre-
vious landlords to find out if they
will be permitted to move back
into their previous unit. Home-
owners should follow-up with'
contractors on the progress of
repair/rebuilding work.
FEMA personnel can refer
those with special needs to state
programs and voluntary agen-
cies. Occupants with no housing
options will be given informa-
tion to help them find available
lodging.
"The units FEMA brought in
to ease Florida's housing short-
age after the hurricanes provide
renters and homeowners with a
safe, sanitary and functional
place to live while repairs are
made on their permanent
homes," said Craig Fugate, state-
coordinating officer with SERT.
"It is now time to begin getting
people back to more permanent


arrangements."
More than $537 million in the
form of rental assistance and
home repairs has been distrib-
uted to Floridians affected by the
four hurricanes..
"FEMA, state officials and
property owners continue to
work in partnership during the
recovery phase of these disas-
ters," said Bill Carwile, federal
coordinating officer. "As federal
dollars are disbursed, we hope
Floridians make necessary
repairs. We lnow renters and
homeowners want to move
back into their permanent resi-
dences as quickly as possible."
Housing occupants receiving
rental assistance who need addi-
tional funds must request that
assistance through the FEMA
Helpline *at (800) 621-FEMA
(3362) or TTY (800) 462-7585 for
the speech- or hearing-impaired.
They will be asked to show that
they have a continued housing
need and have expended all


rental funds previously received.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nating officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is prepared
to respond to emergencies,
recover from them, and mitigate
their impacts. Visit www.flori-
dadisaster.org for the latest infor-
mation on the hurricane relief
efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
,response and recovery efforts,
following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers, and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program and the U.S. Fire'
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March 1,
2003.


Clewiston Police crack down on alcohol sales to minors


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Police Department, along with the
Division of Alcohol and Beverage,
conducted an investigation into
the sale of alcohol and tobacco to
underage minors within the city,
Feb. 25.
This operation consisted with
sending underage minors into 14
local supermarkets and conven-
ience stores in an attempt to pur-
chase alcohol and tobacco prod-
ucts.
The investigation was spurred
by complaints from local citizens,
most of those being parents, to
investigate unsubstantiated
rumors that minors were pur-


chasing alcohol and tobacco due
to local stores failing to check
identification of younger patrons.
Results of the investigation
confirmed that three of the 14
stores had in fact sold alcohol to
the minor, with two of them con-
firming the minors age through
their legitimate Florida identifica-
tion card, prior to actually selling
the products to the minor.
All three store clerks were
arrested and a Notice to Appear
was issued to appear in court
March 28. The Division of Alcohol
Tobacco and Beverage issued all
three stores a notice of violation.
One of the three clerks arrest-


ed, Pravinbhai Patel, was discov-
ered to be the owner of the Star
Food Mart West and was charged
with his second violation of sell-
ing alcohol to minors. ATB will be
investigating Patel's license fur-
ther with a possibility of a stricter
punishment, if found guilty of the
charge.
This investigation assisted the
Clewiston Police Department in
identifying those local stores with-
in their jurisdiction, as to who was
and who Was not adhering to
local and state laws, and proper
procedures pertaining to the sales
of alcohol and tobacco to our
younger citizens.


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment urges all stores owners and-
operators to train employees to
be aware of and adhere to appli-
cable state law concerning under-
age sale of tobacco and alcohol
products. When there is any
doubt-- check I.D.
Chief Don Gutshall commend-
ed those businesses already con-
ducting themselves within the
scope of state law.
"We will be continuing our
association with ATB in making
every effort to enforce state alco-
hol and'tobacco laws in Clewis-
ton," he said.


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
Stated. Anyone listed here, who is
later found not guilty, or who has
the charges against him dropped,
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We will confirm the informa-
tion and print it.
SThe following individuals were
arrested by the Belle Glade Police
Department.
On Feb. 14, Wesser Altidor, 18,
was arrested on charges of retail
theft.
On Feb. 15, Manuel Alexander
Marrero, 18, was arrested and
charged with burglary of a
dwellig, petit theft and resisting


arrest without violence.
On Feb. 15, Tony Martin, 20,
was arrested on a warrant. He is
accused of robbery.
On Feb. 16, Derrick Beckford,
21, was. arrestedand charged
with domestic battery.
On Feb. 17, a 16-year-old juve-
nile was arrested and charged
with petit theft
On Feb. 18, Shedrick McKel-.
ton, 28, was arrested and charged
with false imprisonment and sim-
ple battery.
On Feb. 18, Robert Cohran Jr.,
33, was arrested and charged
with possession of cocaine, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and


loitering and prowling.
On Feb. 18, Syetha Rumph, 18,
was arrested and charged with
domestic battery.
I On Feb. 19, Quintella Desir, 22,
was arrested and charged with
child abuse and aggravated
assault.
. On Feb. 19, Odensa Sider, 32,
was charged with throwing a
deadly missile into an occupied
vehicle.
On Feb. 19, Lanora Jones, 24,
was arrested and charged with
domestic battery and child abuse.
On Feb. 19, Samuel Grant, 40,
was arrested and charged .with
retail theft.


On Feb. 19, Harold Steward,
60, was arrested and 'charged
with domestic battery.
On Feb. 19, Isalya Singleton,
23, was arrested and charged-
with obstruction of justice.
On Feb. 19, Alvin Williams, 21,
was arrested and charged with
domestic battery.
On Feb. 19, Willie Jones; 39,
was arrested and charged with
possession of imitation substance
with intent to sell, possession of
narcotic paraphernalia, tamper-
ing with evidence, resisting arrest
without violence, and violation of
probation.


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For shame, for shame
I cannot believe that you would go so low as to put all of the
young men's faces on the front of the newspaper. Some of them
were not even ... I mean they are accused. You gotta be darn brave to
put people's faces like that on the front of the newspaper. These peo-
ple are trying to start their life over and then you got their faces all
over the newspaper. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. What was published in the
Clewiston News was a matter of public record. The information
regarding the sex offenders was taken off of the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement's Web site, which is easily accessible to any per-
son looking for information regarding sex offenders or sexual preda-
tors who are living in their community. If their profiles are listed on
that site, it is an indication that these people have been convicted of a
sex crime, and not just accused.

What's up with Michael
Last week I bought the Clewiston News because I had a cousin
arrested in Clewiston and I know the Clewiston News didn't carry
nothing, but it showed the people who got arrested in Belle Glade. I
think it was unfair. Another thing I see, especially in Palm Beach
County is this guy, what's his name, Michael Jackson is having a trial..
I see where these newscasters are picking these types of people for a
jury. They know that by the end of the trial there's going to be a mis-
trial. I know it isn't going to be justified I know because I got hurt
and I couldn't get justified. I'd like to get an opinion on something
around here. Editor's note: Thanks for calling. As far as what is pub-
lished in the arrest logs, we rely on local law enforcement agencies
to provide us with information. Belle Glade is fairly consistent with
providing the information, which is why the Belle Glade arrests
appear more often than others. As for Michael Jackson, we are
happy to let Lady Justice weigh the scales before offering an opinion.


Doc Savvy's Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy.
Hello. My name is Sean Bishop. I
am doing a project on eyesight for
my 5th grade class. Can you tell me
why dogs do not see in color?
Thankyou.
Answer: Well hey there Sean!
Thanks for writing to me. I always
love helping with school projects!
Okay, here is your answer. Eyesight
boils down to two things rods
and cones. The rods are responsi-
ble for black and white vision, and
the cones are responsible for color
vision. Dogs have 99 percent rods,
and only' roughly about one per-
cent cones. This is primarily why
they do not see color. I hope that
answers your question Sean. Hope
you make an "A"! Best wishes, Doc
Savvy.

Question: Dear Doc Savvy. Help
Doc, I am having an algae problem
in our fish tank! It is getting greener
and greener yuk! It looks like
nasty swamp water. What do I do?
I'm ashamed to give my real name,
so just call me "Swamp Thing"!
Answer: Well alrighty then -
helllllooooo Swamp Thing! Huh,
okay, first we need to figure out
why you are having a problem with
algae. Is your tank getting too
much sunlight? Also, check the



Records

Continued From Page 1
In addition to the sharp increase
in local property taxes, the hospital
used the proceeds from the sale of
the' Eckerd/CVS property that was
to be put in a special building fund
for a new, modern community
hospital to fund the increasing
deficits.
"This situation raises serious
questions about the future of the
hospital and of quality health care
in our community," Mr. Coker said.
"If we want to enjoy the benefits of
having a community hospital in
Clewiston in the future, the citizens
of Clewiston better get involved
now."


content, and PH of the water. I
guess you could start out fresh and
cull out the fish and totally re-do the
tank? Not! Just kidding!
Ok, there are many anti-algae
products on the market. The one I
have the most success with is
called, "Algae Destroyer". Just fol-
low the directions and you should
be okay in about four or five days.
Also, you must take the filter out of
the cartridge daily and rinse it out. If
that doesn't help you Swampy I
don't know what will. Take care,
and hope you don't have too many
barnacles growing on your hull!
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your pet answers weekly in the
*Pet Corner*! Be sure to tune into
*The Savvy Vet Show* each and
every Thursday at 10:30 am on
93.5's .TheBigDawg!


Thank you
The family of Donald
Wayne Green wished to
express their gratitude
for all the well wishes
from the community dur-
ing this trying time in
their lives. Donald
passed away last week
after falling from his
horse and the CHS stu-
dent would have been
graduating this year with
high hopes for the future.


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Resurrection eggs an Easter story


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Stephen was one of those spe-
cial youth who touched my life. He
was energetic. He was a leader. He
had an open heart for the Lord, and
he loved helping make things hap-
pen in the youth group. And if that
wasn't enough, he had a cute older
sister. I couldn't have asked for
much more as a single young min-
ister.
Around Easter, God blessed me
with a program that Stephen really
took to heart. I gave everyone an
empty Leggs container (the ones
shaped like eggs), and challenged
them to go find something that
symbolized new life and place it in
their "egg." We ended up with
flowers and insects and all kinds of
offerings. Afterwards, I showed
them an empty egg, and shared
with them about the tomb being
empty and how that meant new life
for us all. Stephen liked the illustra-
tion so much that he started hand-
ing out empty eggs at school, shar-


ing with the recipients about the
empty tomb and its' meaning. He
called his eggs "resurrection eggs".
Then, Stephen came out of
remission. In six weeks, I saw a
healthy, ener-
getic young
man become a
puffy, lethargic
mass. Although
the cancer
affected
Stephen's body,
it did not affect
his spirit. He still
had a positive
outlook and still Pastor
loved to share John Hicks
resurrection
eggs with those around him.
. Stephen eventually slipped into
a coma and was admitted to the
hospital. One day as I was heading
to the church, I got the inkling to
stop at the hospital to see him. As I
went up to the floor, I met
Stephen's dad, who with tears in
his eyes shared, "John, my son is
dying."


With my heart in my throat, I
entered Stephen's room. Stephen
was in a pre-natal position making
whimpering sounds like a little
puppy. Not knowing what else to
do, I held Stephen's hand and start-
ed to pray. 1 don't know the time-
frame, but I suddenly noticed that
the whimpering had stopped. I
looked up and saw Stephen look-
ing at me. I will never forget his
look orwhat he told me.
"John, I'm going to be with
Jesus. Take care of my mom and
dad."
A short while later, Stephen did.
go to be with Jesus, but his words
of assurance stayed in my heart.
The church was filled to overflow-
ing with students and young peo-
ple giving testimony after testimony
about how Stephen's faith had
touched their lives. Many came
with the resurrection eggs that
Stephen had given them. One of
the resurrection eggs was even
placed in his coffin. Stephen's body
we placed in the earth, but
Stephen's spirit had already been


claimed he had gone to be with
Jesus.

If you ever happen to be in
Sandy Springs, Georgia, stop by
North Springs United Methodist
Church. There you will find a Dog-
wood tree blossoming with new
life during the Easter Season. At its
base is a plaque remembering
Stephen Haight. It's a tribute to a
young man who touched many
lives not only with his resurrection
eggs, but with his resurrection faith.

Because the tomb is empty, we
can have new life. Because the
tomb is empty our lives can be full.
Because the tomb is empty, we can
go forth as people brimming with
the resurrection love of God. Be
graceful in spirit, hopeful in word,
faithful in deed. Live-for the risen
Christ as Christ lives in you. And
remember, when the day comes,
as people with resurrection faith,
we can claim and proclaim with
full assurance, "I'm going to be
with Jesus!"


Ministry where the rubber hits the road


The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas Ph.D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
The New Testament is full of ref-
erences to healing. It was a central
part of the ministry of Jesus and
one that was carried out by the dis-
ciples, later the apostles, and the
faithful ever since.
It has Old Testament roots and is
a fascinating part of religious prac-
tice ever since. Even non-believers
are intrigued by it and the healing
arts often recognize the place of
spiritual/religious/faith dimensions
in making people whole once
more.
I attended a conference spon-
sored by the American Society of
Clinical Hypnosis in the 1980s and
one of the opening speakers talked
about "God causing a deep sleep
to fall upon Adam (Genesis 2:21) as
he removed a rib."
In the midst of this secular
group of physicians, psychologists,
psychiatrists and therapists was a
recognition that God had some-
thing to do with the first "surgical"
intervention and there was some-
thing that linked body, mind, and


spirit. Numerous books have been
written about the body-mind-spirit
connection and their interactions in
all of us.
Studies of the relationship
between sickness and guilt, pray-
ing and healing time, wellness and
religious prac-,
tice are in the lit- .
erature, and
point the way to .- -
the place of V*" |
faith in the heal- -
ing arts. In fact, ,
the earliest hos-
pitals made and
acknowledge- ,
ment of the rep- The Reverend
resentatives of Samuel
the religious S. Thomas
community as
part of the heal-
ing team.
I have visited a medieval hospi-
tal, the best that was available in
the day and age that was founded
by religious orders. Today, we have
separated strictly religious practices
from the healing or curing of peo-
ple (there is a difference!). I believe
that such a separation may be for
the better.


I also know of those who claim
to practice healing in the name of
religion and exploit others, make
use of the need of the desperate to
further their own needs and who
do such things to their own aggran-
dizement rather than to support the
ministry of the Lord.
Healing ministries, like the heal-
ing arts themselves, are a special-
ized part of ministry and requires
special training, skills and
approaches. I was glad when our
local hospital administrator gave
his "blessing" to the work of the
clergy in the community -who
wanted to set up a volunteer chap-
lain's program at the Hendry Coun-
ty Regional Medical Center.
I was grateful when laypersons
volunteered their materials and
expertise, and made gifts. to our
local hospital chapel to beautify
and refurbish it. The clergy involved
in the ecumenical ministry owe
their best efforts to those to be
served in this dimension of special-
ized ministry both to the commu-
nity and to the hospital that shares
in their ministry.
Local clergy always visit their
own members,, but the visitor,, the


unaffiliated, those who distance
themselves from their former reli-
gious affiliations, those in crisis
often find themselves in the hospi-
tal and need away of calling on that
spiritual dimension that plays a vital
role in healing so many times.
Hospitals, and all of our institu-
tions, are places where "the rubber
hits the road" in people's lives the
place where faith in the body-
mind-spirit link can' contribute to
healing or not. I am grateful that
our community has once more
shown a willingness to offer anoth-
er resource o those who will take
advantage of it.
When I came to Clewiston, I
kept my affiliation with the advisory
committee for chaplain's training
at Jackson Hospital in Miami. It
means periodic out-of-town trips,
but it is worth it to share with a
multi-disciplinary team in healing. \
It is great to know that we in
Clewiston joint with the world-class
hospitals in recognizing the need
for healing the whole person. Keep
chaplains in your thoughts and
prayers, they'll help'with the heal-
ing too.


Letter to the editor


Impact fees -
the darker side
Impact fees have been dis-
cussed and studied in Hendry
County for the last 18 months. Our
County Commission, by in large,
has agreed to adopt some form of
road, fire/EMS and school impact
fees. While impact fees serve a
purpose in high growth areas of
the state, they will negatively
impact economic growth for the
next five to 10 years in our small
and rural county.
We need to wait until all of the
studies are completed and the
total proposed impact fees are
known for. residential and:com-
mercial development before mov-
ing forward with any form of
impact fees. Once we know the
total impact fees, we can make an
informed decision that will not
penalize local businesses. We
must support and encourage our
elected officials to take the time
and due diligence to adopt a for-
mula that will not devastate eco-
nomic growth in the next 5-10
years.
The county hired Dr. Nichols
out of Gainesville to do a study,
which he has now completed. His
study for Hendry County was
identical to a previous study he-
performed for Alachua County
back in 1990. Alachua County
adopted these impact fees in the
early 90's.
After only two years, Alachua
County repealed the impact fees
because the fees devastated their
efforts to get new business to
locate in the Gainesville area.
Alachua County put the impact
fees back in place just two years
ago after its cities had the growth
and population they needed to.
support such impact fees.
Gainesville" has a much better
chance to absorb impact fees than
rural Hendry County does.
Alachua learned the fees were
detrimental to their economic
growth. They held off implement-
ing the impact fees until the
rooftops and demographics could
support them. Please bear in mind
that Gainesville is home to the
University of Florida with a stu-
dent enrollment larger than the
entire population of Hendry
County.
Hendry County, with the help
of Bonita Bay, has asked Dr.
Nichols to reexamine the formu-
las used in his study for Hendry
County. While this is a step in the
right direction, it does not answer
all the questions that need to be
addressed.
According to Southwest Flori-
da Regional Planning Council,
which tracks tourist growth for
Hendry and our adjoining coun-
ties, Hendry County has an 11 per-
cent unemployment rate, one of


the highest in the state. We also
have some of the lowest growth
rates of our adjoining counties
other than Glades. Our Economic
Development Council has a diffi-
cult time luring new industry and
business to our county.
For comparison, unemploy-
ment rates for November were 11
percent for Hendry County and
only three percent for Lee County.
December unemployment rates
were nine percent for Hendry
County and three percent for Lee
County. During the last two years
has averaged approximately 20-30
building permits a month for the
entire county, including mobile
homes. Lee County on the other
hand has averaged between
1,200-1,500 building permits
countywide each month. Until we
can get a solid industrial and busi-
ness core in both eastern and
western Hendry County, we will
not have the positive economic
growth that we all desire.
We should not rush to adopt
Dr. Nichols currently flawed for-
mula. Impact fees started in Col-
lier County in the late 80's. It was
large developers in Collier who
were the masterminds behind
implementing impact fees. Impact
fees are and were put in to effec-
tively pay for roads inside these
large and often gated develop-
ments.
The developers had to have
impact fees in place to show the
Department of Community Affairs
that there are provisions to.pay for
portions of these roads. These fees
must be phased in as these devel-
opments come to fruition. These
large developers can also accom-
plish compliance with DCA by
doing their Community Develop-
ment Districts in lieu of county-
wide impact fees.
These Community Develop-
ment Districts are accomplished
by making each development
responsible for their impact. Until
there is a drastic increase in con-
struction of roof top units (hous-
es), we cannot even begin to
achieve a level where we can
afford to pay impact fees on top of
all of the other costs to these busi-
nesses.
It will be a minimum of 5-10
years before we can get to the
level to start phasing in commer-
cial and industrial impact fees.
The majority of the large develop-
ment projects currently at Depart-
ment of Community Affairs will
not start construction for at least
five years and some have build out
times of 15-25 years. This is the
phasing in period when impact
fees can be sustained.
The phase-in.period actually
needs to be tied into the amount
of rooftops going, in and the
amount being collected at the resi-
dential level. The other part of this


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equation that no one has'
addressed is the amount of ad val-
'orem taxes that will be generated
for the counties and cities. If you
use the DCA's projections of hous-
es, in seven to 10 years the
amount generated in assessed val-
ues will be over $850,000,000
(nine mills at 85 percent of
assessed value, and home values
at $250,000 per unit, 4,000 units in
2011).
This will rapidly escalate in 10-
25 years.
The big difference between
residential impact fees and com-
mercial/industrial impact fees is
that residential fees are generally
not paid by the developer, they are
paid by the end user, which is the
homeowner. These are factored in
at the cost of the home over the
period of 15-30 years, depending
on the mortgage at a much small-
er per square foot number.
However, the substantially
higher impact fees on commer-
cial/industrial are paid at the time
they open their doors for business.
This is an upfront cost on top of
what they have already paid for
their land, putting their building
up arid other start-up costs that
they have incurred. Businesses


make decisions based on the bot-
tom line. They will not come if it is
not economically feasible.
Without businesses, we will be
unable to provide employment. In r
our neighboring costal counties '
these fees are substantial they
are double digit numbers ($11-
$13 per square foot) added on top
of the already high building cost.
Hendry County has also ordered a
study from Dr. Nichols to look into
impact fees for school, fire, and
EMS. These studies are to be forth-
coming shortly.
What amount of fee is going to
be added on top of the road and
bridge impact fees that have
already been accepted in principle
by the county, and will they have
the same flawed formula? Bonita
Bay has asked the County to hold
off for four weeks so there can be
some adjustment with Dr. Nichols
on the current road and bridge fee
status. Will the adjustment resolve
these fundamental issues?
We need to wait on adopting
any impact fees until we have all
of the facts.
Scott Royal
Third generation Hendry
County resident
and business owner


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Monica Herrera was named Pageant winners from throughout the state joined to help at
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Monica Herrera named this year's winner
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza With music and dance lit clearly on formed a number of songs during
BELLE GLADE They came the stage and the emotion spilling the pageant. Miss Chiquitita paid
from throughout the Glades, vying onto the darkened theatre, there homage to Tejano music' artist Sele-
for the top spots in this year's Miss wasn't a dull moment that night. na with a dance routine and Nick
Latina Pageant. The girls, ranging in Seven girls participated in the Ramos performed a flawless
ages and nationalities all proudly Miss Teen Latina contest, with Michael Jackson dancenumber.
proclaimed their Hispanic heritage another eight hopefuls in the Miss The community came out to
and strode in the Dolly- Hand Cul- Latina contest. Miss Teen Latina support the competition, wit-
tural Arts Center in Belle Glade girls were 17 and under, while Miss nessed by a packed room Saturday
ready to claim their title. Latina girls were 18 and up. Yadira night at the cultural arts center.
At the end of the night, the Lorenzo, a 17-year-old cinched the Atrtheend of thenight, whilethe
award went to 20-year-old.MoniicaMiss Teen Latina title. participants and the audience filed
award went to 20-year-oldMonica een Latina titleout of the theatre, organizer Mila-
Herrera of Clewiston. Herrera a They all took part in the swim- gros Navarro looked forward to
girl with a captivating smile suit and evening dress competition. nextyear's competition.
sponsored by Glades Media Group, Girls shooting for Miss Latina For the winner, it was an unfor-
who caught the attention of the answered one question each. gettable night.
judges and ultimately received the Stealing attention away from A few seconds before her name
nod. the girls momentarily was Jencar- was announced a cry was heard in
Between the introduction of the los, an entertainer from Miami who the audience: "Monica!" said a
girls and the final decision, the had the audience moving to his voice amid the silence.
audience was treated to yet anoth- rhythmic music and dance. Jencar- And then it was official. Last
er successful Miss Latina Pageant. los serenaded the girls and per- year's winner, Lissette Martinez


Senior Connections provides help


v Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
J Hendry and Glades Counties who
need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance.
repair or replacement, chore
work, etc. Elders in need of help
I can speak with a specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston on
[-Mondays and Tuesdays,(983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday(675-1446.)

Upcoming events
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings in March will
feature a discussion with an
Alzheimer's Disease specialist.
All meetings take place from 4-5
Sp.m. at Senior Connections
r offices: March 16 in LaBelle,
March 23 in Clewiston, and
March 30 in Moore Haven. Call
946-1821 in Moore Haven, 983-
7088 in Clewiston, and in LaBelle,
call 675-1446 for more info.
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays at 9 a.m. Come
and join .this lively group for bet-
ter health.
Garners are meeting every
Monday starting at 1 p.m, at the'
Nobles Center for cards, Scrabble
and you-name-it. All are wel-
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The City of Belle Glade will hold "Early Voting" prior
to its March 8, 2005 municipal election. All eligible vot-
ers may cast their ballot at Belle Glade City Hall, 110
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. West, Palm Beach
County, Florida on the following dates and times;


Monday, February 21, 2005, through Saturday,
February 26, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. and
ending at 6:00 p.m.;

Monday, February 28, 2005, starting at 7:00 a.m.
and ending at 3:00 p.m.;

Tuesday, March 1, 2005 through Saturday,
March 5, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending
at 6:00 p.m.; and

Monday, March 7, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m.
and ending at 6:00 p.m.

Early Voting will not be open on Sundays.


To reduce waiting time, bring your voter identification
card, driver's license, or some form of photo identifica-
tion bearing your signature. However, all Belle Glade
registered voters will be permitted to vote, even if you
fail to bring proper identification, by completing the
required affidavit verifying your identity.

Only those qualified registered voters living within the
corporate. limits of the City of Belle Glade may vote in
City elections.

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Sign-up begins for USDA tree assistance program


CLEWISTON Agricultural
landowners in need of financial
relief for trees, bushes, vines, and
forest land damaged by natural dis-
asters that occurred between Dec.
1, 2003, and Dec. 31, 2004, have a
new option for help through the
USDA's Tree Assistance Program
(TAP), according to FSA (Hendry-
Collier-Glades) County Executive
Director (Joy D. Llossas).
Agriculture Secretary, Mike
Johanns announced that sign-up
for the USDA's Tree assistance Pro-
gram (TAP) began Feb. 7. Funding
for TAP was authorized by the Mili-
tary Construction and Emergency
Hurricane Supplemental Appropri-
ations Act, 2005 (2005 Appropria-
tions Act), and signed into law by
President Bush last October.


"This legislation," said Johanns,
"provides more than $3 billion in
relief to farmers, ranchers, foresters
and other agricultural producers
who suffered damage due to
severe weather in recent years."
TAP is the first of several pro-
grams to be launched in 2005 to
help producers recover from natu-
ral disasters that occurred in 2003
and 2004.
The sing-up period for General
TAP, TAP-Timber, and TAP-Pecans
will end either on March 18, or 14
calendar days after the Federal Reg-
ister Notice is published. Approved
funding for the tap programs
includes:
-Funding for General TAP,
which is available for eligible
orchardists.
-Funding for rehabilitation and
related costs for pecan trees
destroyed or damaged as a result of
tropical storms, hurricanes, and
related events that were located in
a presidential-disaster declared
county.
-Funding for forest timber own-
ers for replanting.


Owners of eligible trees, bushes
and vines, from which an annual
crop is produced for commercial
purposes; eligible forest land own-
ers who produce crops of timber
for commercial purposes; and eli-
gible pecan producers may receive
assistance under TAP.
Producers who received pay-
ments under Section 32 of the Act
of August 24, 1934, for 2004 hurri-
cane losses, or the Florida Citrus
Disaster Program (funded by the
same Act), are ineligible to receive
benefits under the general TAP and
for forest timber. However, produc-
ers may receive both section 32
payments and TAP payments for
pecan rehabilitation. In addition,
producers are ineligible for both
Emergency Conservation Program
and TAP assistance for the same
losses.
TAP for Orchardists: Funding as
necessary has been authorized for
benefits under the 2005 Appropria-
tions Act for losses which occurred
during the period beginning Dec. 1,
2003, and ending Dec. 31, 2004, for
eligible orchardists to replant trees,


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will present a concert at
the First Christian Church,
201 N. Francisco Street, in
Clewiston, on Sunday,
March 6, at the 11 a.m.
worship hour. The group is
composed of Randy and
Darrell Paddock, Les
Moore and Brock Thorns-
brough, all from Indiana.
Jackie Miller, minister of
First Christian, encourages
everyone to attend.. A
freewill love offering will be
received for the group fol-
lowing the concert. Home-
ward Bound will also per-
form at Lakeport Christian
Church on March 6 at 7
p.m. The public is invited to
attend.


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LABELLE Since 1995, two
great service organizations in
LaBelle have made a difference in
the lives of many older residents in
the area. Sue Gulley, Executive
Director of Senior Connections,
and Debra Woodford, President of
the Kiwanis Club of LaBelle,


announced Tuesday that the two senior citizens who find them-
groups will once again work selves in need of emergency or
together to address emergency temporary assistance due to spe-
n....] ;; a ..... i I,-, ;in o cial circumstances.


Uneea sC amongIUII i e elucily LIe
LaBelle area. A $5,000 grant from
the Kiwanis Club to Senior Connec-
tions will continue the work begun
last year to provide a safety net for


The agency's "Good Samari-
tan" program is meant to help eld-
ers whose situations require imme-
diate assistance, without the


customary waiting period experi-,
enced by enrollees into federal or
state-funded programs. In 2004,
elders were helped with meals, util-
ities payments, home repairs, and
other emergency needs, all made
possible by the Kiwanis grant.
S"We have a long-standing part-


nership with the Kiwanis Club of
LaBelle that has made significant
impact on the needs of seniors less
fortunate in our community. The
Club is to be commended for its
community outreach to the elder-
ly," said Ms. Gulley.
Senior Connections, a United


Way partner agency, provides serv
ices to those in need through avari
ety of different programs,and fund
ing sources so that no one wh(
needs help goes without. Anyone
including the elder, can make <
referral to Senior Connections fo


Seniors receive three-month

extension for free medicine


TALLAHASSEE Florida sen-
iors will have an additional three
months to apply for free prescrip-
1 tion medication following an
agreement with pharmaceutical
giant Medco, Attorney General
Charlie Crist announced.
The settlement provided eligi-
ble Florida seniors with the
opportunity to receive free pre-
scription drug benefits. This lat-
est agreement is designed to help
more Florida consumers benefit
from the state's prior settlement
with Medco, extending the dead-
line for distribution of the bene-
fits to July 20, 2006.
The free medication program,
the result of an April 2004 settle-
ment between the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office and Medco, will dis-
tribute generic medication to
i citizens who are:
-At least 60 years of age.
-Considered low-income
(incomes below 200 percent of
the federal poverty line, or no
more than $19,836 per year for
individuals or $24,973 per year,
for couples).
-Not receiving Medicaid serv-
ices.
The Attorney General's Office,
in conjunction with the Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs,-completed
an initial mailing to 8,000 seniors
to inform them of the program.
'Follow-up calls were completed
this week and were accompa-
nied by a second mailing to an
additional pool of citizens, notify-
ing them of the program's
expansion. The longer time peri-
od and expanded eligibility will
enable a larger number of senior
citizens to qualify for the pro-
gram. Many of these citizens
could be eligible for up to $300 of


prescription drug benefit.
"With many of Florida's sen-
iors already suffering under the
weight of high prescription drug
costs, this opportunity to receive
the free benefits comes as wel-
come relief," said Crist. "We
encourage all eligible citizens to
take advantage of the assistance
that this program provides."
Florida and 19 other states
had alleged that Medco encour-
aged prescribers to switch
patients to different prescription
drugs without fully disclosing the
resulting savings from drug man-
ufacturers.
Medco is changing its busi-
ness practices to inform patients
of their option to decline drug
switches and be reimbursed for
the costs of drug-related switch-
es. Of the 20 states involved,
Florida was the only state that
refused a cash settlement, opting
instead for funds for a generic
drug distribution program for
needy elderly citizens. The drug
distribution option has a 25 per-
cent greater net worth than the
cash settlement, amounting to
$2.3 million.
Eligible elderly Floridians are
encouraged to respond promptly
to the mailed notice and return a
signed authorization form to par-
ticipate in the medication distri-
bution program. A welcome
package from Medco will be sent
to participants ,that will guide
them through the benefits of the
program.
For more information about
the Free Generic Prescriptions by
Mail program, elders and care-
givers can call the Department of
Elder Affairs' Elder Helpline at
(800) 96-ELDER (800 963-5337)


and ask to speak to.a SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance Needs
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More help needed for


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
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cations for quota hunt permits
and special-opportunity hunt per-
* mits for next year's hunting sea-
2, sons through its Total Licensing
System (TLS) this summer.
m This means hunters will sub-
mit their applications at any one
of the more than 600 license
agents who sell hunting and fish-
ing licenses, all county tax collec-
tors' offices or from FWC's Web
site, MyFWC.com
(http://www.myfwc.com/). For
the first time since 1975, hunters
i will not mail application forms to
Tallahassee to apply for the quota
, hunt permits.
"Handling thousands of paper
applications and dealing with
numerous telephone complaints
from hunters who missed ran-
dom drawings because the postal
service took longer than expected
to deliver their applications was
cumbersome and inefficient,"
said Eddie White, FWC's quota


hunt coordinator. "We have been
issuing licenses and permits
through the TLS since 2003, and
this is a planned progression to
streamline the hunt permit appli-
cation process."
Hunters seeking special-
opportunity hunt permits will be
the first to use this new applica-
tion process. Between May 1 and
June 15, hunters will be able to
submit as many $5 special-oppor-
tunity applications as they would
like through license agents, coun-
ty tax collectors' offices or online
at MyFWC.com. Application
forms will be available at all FWC
regional offices beginning April
20.
"Once the random drawing is
completed, we will send invoices
to successful applicants," Mr.
White said. "They then take the
invoice to any license agent, pay a
permit fee by the specified dead-
line and walk out with permit in
hand. If one chooses to pay
online, delivery of the permit will
take seven to 10 days."


Hunters seeking quota hunt
permits can apply from June 1-11
at license vendors, county tax col-
lectors' offices or online at
MyFWC.com. Application forms
will be available at all tax collec-
tors' offices and FWC regional
offices beginning May 15. These
forms are still necessary to pro-
vide license agents with hunt
choices, dates and personal infor-
mation.
"During this period, you can
submit applications online min-
utes before the deadline and
know your application was
accepted," Mr. White said. "You
will be able to walk away from a
license agent with a receipt show-
ing the type of quota application
you submitted, which drawing
you are in and what choices you
made."
Remaining un-issued quota
permits will be made available
directly from license agents,
county tax collectors' offices and
online at MyFWC.com on a first-
come, first-served basis once the


random drawing has been com-
pleted. young al
The first change in the system The Clewiston Youth Baseball
hunters will notice is that stickers, League is still in need of sponsors
tabs and photocopies of licenses and umpires for the upcoming
are no longer required-with the youth baseball season.
application. The TLS will verify If you would like to get involved
that hunters have valid wildlife in sponsoring a team or purchasing
management area permits when a banner, please contact Abby
they apply. If they do not have the


proper, license or permit, they
may obtain one where they apply.
Another major change will be
a closed period between the first
and second phases of the pro-
gram, from June 12 through July
3J, during which no applications
will be accepted. The TLS is
expected to drastically reduce the
time hunters have to wait for the
results of the random drawings.
"During the next few months
we will be providing more details
about the new process," Mr.
White said. "We want hunters to
be able to get as much informa-
tion about the changes as possi-
ble."


Sports Briefs


Celebration of
Champions
The public is invited to a "Cele-
braihn of Champions," Saturday,
March 12, to honor the back-to-
ba,_ k State Championship football
-'rri, the Pahokee High School
BluE i Devils.
There will be food for all, spe-
cial guest speakers and a D.J.
Festivities will begin at noon
with a parade from Martin Luther
King Park and will end at the foot-
ball field where the fun begins!
Join the fun and show your
appreciation to the coaches and
players.
For more details, contact Alice
Thompson at the Pahokee Cham-
ber of Commerce, (561) 924-
5579.
Coaches needed .
in Clewiston
The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
one interested in volunteering


please contact April White or
Charlene Forde. The league has
also formed a new board. The
new members are: President Ben
Cutshaw, Vice President Charles
Felton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
(228-3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.

Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU trav-
el baseball with two new travel
teams for ages 12 and under and
for those 14.and under. The
Clewiston Cats have been practic-
ing for a few weeks now and have
had their first game. The 12 and
under team will face the Boca
Bombers in their next home
game Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
and 3 p.m. at the Sugarland Park
Sports Complex. Admission is
free. Concessions are available.
All games are double-headers.
Follow the league and standings
online at


www.AAUGOLDCOST.org; for
more information, contact John
Davis at (239) 253-8576.
More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors'
and umpires for the upcoming
youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in spon-
soring a team or purchasing, a
banner, please contact Abby Mass
at 228-0475. Umpires are also
needed this year a certification is
required. For more information in
how to get involved with your
community's youth through
America's pastime, contact Kevin
Durance at 228-0636.
Church Bowling
League opens
The Belle Glade Church of God
invites your church to form teams
of three and join the fun of a new
Church Bowling League on Mon-
day nights. The league will be
held at Sugar Cane Lanes in Belle


Glade and begins at 7 p.m. each
Monday night for 18 weeks. There
will be a gift exchange at the end
of the tournament. To sign up or
for more information, call (561)
996-3771 or Sugar Cane Lanes at
993-2695.

Campbell Nall Golf
Tournament
The 18th Annual Campbell
Nall Scholarship Golf Tournament
will be Saturday, March 19 at the
Clewiston Golf Course. This event
is sponsored by the Clewiston
Rotary Club through its Clewiston
Rotary Club Foundation and the
proceeds provide a four-year
scholarship for a worthy Clewis-
ton High School senior. It's note-
worthy that all of the prior recipi-
ents of this scholarship have
graduated from college. The cost
is $55 and provides green and cart
fees, lunch, range ball and mulli-
gans. You may register at the
Clewiston Golf Course (983-1448)
and the deadline is Friday, March
18.


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This 20-page real estate mag-
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dedicated professionals in the
local real estate industries, as


well as the tremendous efforts of
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It is all part of an ongoing
effort to provide this readership
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Kristopher Smith Alisa Abreu

CHS Athletes of the Month
Clewiston High School has selected sophomore wrestler
Kristopher Smith and senior track standout Alisa Abreu
as Athletes of the Month for the month of February.


Staff photo/Mark Young
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, County Democrat and The Sun, which includes, front, Wanda
Graham and Melissa Agee, and back, Lauren Adams and
Brenda Jaramillo, look over the brand new edition of the
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players
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Umpires are also needed this
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4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage

on 1.25 acres with 2,379 sq. ft.

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Response team helps animals in hurricane-hit areas


TALLAHASSEE, Fla.- When
hurricanes hit Florida last summer,
out- of-state veterinarians cared for
animals in affected counties, pet'
food companies provided free food
and suppliers trucked in tons of
livestock feed.
The newly formed State Agricul-
tural Response Team (SART) coor-
dinated this relief, providing a live
test for its task of improving work-
ing relationships statewide -during
disasters and other emergencies.
"We had just begun SART when
we were called into action," said
Greg Christy, who is the SART coor-
dinator and the ESF17 coordinator
for the State Emergency Operations
Center in Tallahassee. "SART had
an impact, and we learned many
lessons that will help us be more
effective in the future."
SART supported the Tallahassee
center as well as field activities. Par-
ticipating agencies helped get peo-
ple and supplies where they were


needed.
For example, SART connected
University of Florida veterinary staff
and students with animal shelters
in hurricane-hit areas. SART also
helped find foster homes for pets
across the state and worked with
the Humane Society of the United
States Southeast Region to fly some
pets to foster homes in other states.
SART was formed by a group of
cooperating agencies, including
the Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services, the
University of Florida's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences, the
United States Department of Agri-
culture, the Florida Division of
Emergency Management, the
Humane Society, the Florida Veteri-
nary Medical Association, the Flori-
da Animal Control Association and
Florida Farm Bureau. Much of
SART's-funding comes from federal
grants provided in response to the
Sept. 11,2001 terrorist attacks.


U.S. Air defends itself


TALLAHASSEE Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist has received a
copy of a response to Mr. Phil Bar-
rett from US Airways, Inc., detail-
ing the airline's reasoning for
removing him from Flight 94 Feb.
12,2005.
1 In its letter to Mr. Barrett, the
company says his removal from
the flight was justified "and in full
accordance with the law." Crist
offered the following response to
the US Airways letter:
"US Airways' response to Mr.
Barrett is both disappointing and
callous and raises more questions


"Florida's animal and agricul-
ture are at risk in many ways," Mr.
Christy said. "In addition to the
threat of hurricanes, we face poten-
tial wildfires and drought. We have
extensive borders and many ports
and airports that can be the entry-
way for plant and animal diseases.
"Agencies involved with ani-
mals and agriculture often work
independently of one another," he
said. "SART is improving prepara-
tion at the local, regional and state
level so that when disasters and
emergencies strike, people are
ready to help one another and
share resources."
SART is encouraging leaders of
producer groups, the Cooperative
Extension Service, government
agencies and animal and agricul-
tural businesses to form county
SART organizations. "County
SARTs can cooperate with local
emergency managers in respond-
ing to the needs of animals and


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than it answers. Our investigation
will continue."
The letter follows Crist's sub-
poena to US Airways under the
Marvin Davies Civil Rights Act
seeking records that guided the
company's decision to deny pas-
sage to Mr. Barrett, a quadriplegic
who was traveling to Cleveland
from Tampa for surgery that
would eventually allow him to
breathe unaided for most of each
day. The attorney general wrote to
US Airways President and CEO
Bruce Lakefield immediately
upon learning of the incident.


agriculture and in communicating
with the public," Christy said.
"The UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences is developing
SART training courses, and we
have a strong history of publishing
disaster preparedness material,
including the Disaster Handbook,"
said Carol Lehtola, associate pro-
fessor in the agricultural and bio-
logical engineering department.
"We're putting our expertise to
work in producing clear and
informative material."
SART will hold training sessions
in Belle Glade April 20-22 and in
Tallahassee May 18-20.
Training topics include foreign
animal disease detection, pet
friendly animal shelters, county
emergency planning for agriculture
and animals and quarantines.
For more information, call (352)
392-5930 or go to www.flsart.org.


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FEMA begins to expedite


reimbursement of costs


WASHINGTON The U.S.
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Management Agency
(FEMA) announced that it will
begin providing Florida counties
interim funding for eligible debris
removal costs and emergency pro-
tective measures incurred in the
immediate response to hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
The announcement means
counties will be able to receive up
to 50 percent of eligible emergency
work estimates in advance of each
individual reimbursement request
being processed by the state and
FEMA.
The funding is available for
emergency work performed within
the first 120 days after the disaster
declaration only and typically
includes such activities as debris,
removal, emergency protective
measures, and removal of safety
and threat hazards. The funding
may be used to cover such costs as
overtime payroll, equipment costs,
material purchases, and contracts
when these costs are incurred for
emergencywork.
FEMA and Florida Emergency
Management officials will immedi-
ately begin working with counties
to determine cost estimates of eligi-
ble work in order to start the
advanced reimbursements. The
state will receive and distribute the
funds to the applicants from FEMA


based on these estimates. Florida
emergency management officials
will determine the actual percent-
age of funds provided to each appli-
cant for emergency work.
Local governments and certain
non-profits who are eligible to
apply for public assistance will still
need to submit all requests for
reimbursement through normal
processing procedures, which
includes a review by both the state
and FEMA. Funds advanced
through expedited funding will be
offset against actual approved
emergency work projects.
To date approved disaster aid
for Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne has surpassed
$4.15 billion. Of that assistance,
approximately $450 million in pub-
lic assistance funds has been
approved.
FEMA pays 100 percent of the
costs of debris removal during the
first 72 hours following a hurricane.
For debris removal after that- peri-
od, FEMA pays 90 percent of the
cost. The remaining 10 percent
comes from state and local funds.
The actual removal, storage and
disposal of debris are preformed by
local governments, or by private
contractors selected by the local
governmental entities. The Stafford
Act regulates FEMA disaster assis-
tance.


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Riverfront Homes Homes


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NEW LISTING! LaBelle Riverfront
3BR/2.5BI3G Home with 160' +1- of
river frontage. Private & Wooded 1.36
+/- acres with private gated entrance.
There's nothing quite like it! $995,000


ALVA RIVERFRONT ESTATE!
One-of-a-kind 3BR/2,5B/3G home with
detached workshop which could easily
be converted to an a guest home.
Watch the otters play in the creek that
borders the east property line Estate is
offered on 10 +,- acres wi 425' +,- of
never fronLtage
(Adaitonal acreage a~labdale)
$3,490,000 Home on 10 +,- acres)


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East Fort Myers! Extraordinary
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home
located in a progressive E. Ft. Myers
riverfront community. $999,800


FT. DENAUD AREA! "Antique"
2BR/28 riverfront estate home w/
attached 2BR/1B guest house on 5 +/-
riverfront acres wl horse barn located,
close to Hendry/Lee line. $1,350,000


MUSE-HOME ON 40 ACRES!
Energy efficient 4BR/2.5B tri-level
hom.1 on 40 */. pr'ive &r fenced acres
ir Muse Lui.'jry arnenoiles abound'
Barn mrc.bile hcrme also included in
sale' $875.000


Stunning 5BR.3 5B/2G tr.'O stlor.4 700
t/. sq ft norre localeJ on 5 *.'- rieare
acres complete l rri,.-r barn. ,ndniiii
& private p-:'nd $750,000


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3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +V. acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted free nursery!. $289,900


PFARKvOOD ESTATES' jBRI'B/2'3
split iloor plan iBS home offerss ca-
thedral ceilings, pool & spa, new A/C &
roof, & much more. $265,000


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'-ac in Pioneer Plantation Beautifully
landscped property wi above ground
poll Greal Place tor Horsesl $259,900


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on 2.2 +/- acres (one ac
horse stalls). BRING YO
Peace & Quiet Guarante


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G.ra.Joui 3BRo2B/2G cuiom lwo stoijry .
estate homne k:aled on r5 *i- fenced
acres features large- rooms a grealt :
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
screened lanai. $595,000 Bk


RIVERBEND ESTATES:
Immaculate 3BR/2B/2G with an open
spl l located on 1 +/- mani-
cuMM C"TRr(Gfed
subdivision, features oversized rooms,
a huge screened lanai, & the best
amenities around! $289,900


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me located in town on
d lot in a nice
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3BR;3B doublewide mobile home in
spectacular condition on 5 +/- acres in
Pioneer.! $189,900

3BR/2B mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acres in Muse'! $189.900

3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +1- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, pa Jed access & a
barn w/ eleclrnc & water $124,900

3BR/2B mobile home on 2 3 +/- acres
just soulh of LaBelle $119,000

4BR/2B mobile home or manageable
homesite priced ri)rt icr an investment,'
income properly $68,000


RI ERFROA T! 144 +,'. cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000


.Jur' nrcoi RI VJWR "NT! I + cleared acre
ed! $185,900 loc e TRA MI-
of riverfront. $475,000

RIVERFRONTI 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft. Denaud Rd. w/110' +1-
... of riverfront. $475,000


2BR/IB CBS d0cae M'nR' aw d t
n an oak cov- neighborhoods. $475,000


neighborhood!


PIONEER PLANTATION Ideal starter
home or second home to get away for
the weekend. 2BR/1B CBS home on
2.5 +/- 'acres. in Pioneer Plantation,
$127,000


RIVERFRONT! 0,83 +/- fenced acre
located in town w/.130' +1- of riverfront.
$450,000

RIVERFRONT! 0.25 +/- cul-de-sac
homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall &
boat lifts..$399,900


* New Listing! 8 F7 Ci. acres in desir-
able area off of Hwy 80 and Joel Blvd
Zoned AG2 $600,000
* 22 +./- fenced cross-fenced & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres w' 2BR'2?B
mobile home" $399,500
* 10 t/- private, tree filled fenced &
gated acres in Muse, $150,000

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* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
* CREEKFRONTI 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE corner of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres, $80,000
* DRASTICALLY REDUCED! 5 +/-
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
access. $70,000
* REDUCED TO SELLI .57 +/- acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* PORT LABELLE LOTS! We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $25K- $35K!


* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with
riverfrontage & deep water canal
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles
of SR 80 frontage. $31,728,400
* 24 +1- acres located on the comer of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29.
$3,431,134
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frontage eastgof aB eO.-,W,
* 17 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 &
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $2,200,000
* 3.38 +/- acres located on corner of
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000
* 31 +/-. acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000


* 3 14 +'.- acres wi paved frontage on
4 streeIs in Downtown LaBelle!
$850,000
* 4 6 +,. acres located at busy Port
LaBelle intersection close to schools
& homes $997,524
* Self-Service Car Wash on 50 +/-
acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000
* 31.5 +/- acres by Oxbow Hotel
Zoned Leisure Recreational. Loads
of ooportunitvk$50,000/Acre


Southern
land,
Investments & Real Estate, Inc.
700 South Main Stret
P.O. Box 1680 iaBele, Florda 33975
863-675-4500 Fax: 863-675-6575
www.soland.com
TOLL FREE: 877-314-3048
Sherri Denning
Licensed Real Estale Broker


Associates
* wayne Mcquaig
* Lisa Cleghour
* Bonnie Datiietihauer, CPA
* Tracey Willi>iins
*Joycetoerslman
* Yvonne Halliinn


* LisHa errero
* Paul Meador
* Art Fry
* Greg Bone
SJesse Wallace


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Relay for Life draws record crowds


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The Clewis-
ton community went above and
beyond to make this year's Relay
for Life event, at the Hendry
County Fairgrounds, a huge suc-
cess.
That success can be meas-
ured in several different ways,
but the overwhelming turnout,
and the ongoing fundraising
efforts, says it all. According to
Sandi Rodriguez, one of the
event's organizers, this year's
event far surpassed any that
have been held in recent years.
"We had more visitors than in
years prior," she said. "We've
raised more money than ever
before and the good thing is,
that it is still coming in."
Mrs. Rodriguez said that since
fundraising efforts are still ongo-
ing, the final totals would not be
able to be revealed until the
yearend wrap-up, scheduled for
March 30, at the fairgrounds.
"Overall, it was an immense
success," she said. "We also had
more survivors than we've had
before. Last year there were
about 20 and we had a lot more
than that this year."
Mrs. Rodriguez said that the
entire aspect of this year's Relay
for Life had a more professional


appeal to it, thanks to U.S. Sugar,
one of the primary sponsors.
She said U.S. Sugar supplied the
tents for the booths and that
because they were all the same,
it just gave a more professional
appearance.
Considering the vast number
of people that came to this
year's Relay for Life, Mrs.
Rodriguez said there was plenty
of room by holding it at the fair-
grounds and it is the hope that
opportunity will continue into
the future.
In the meantime, the yearend
wrap-up will take place at the
fairgrounds where the final tal-
lies will be presented, as well as
hosting the awards ceremony.
Sign-ups for next year's Relay for
Life, with the theme of "Relay
Around the World" will take
place.
"If they sign up March 30, the
cost will only be $75, instead of
$100," said Mrs. Rodriguez.
Money is still coming in from
all of the community wide
fundraisers and still others are
planned through the end of
March.
Mrs. Rodriguez said there is
no need for team members,
team captains or committee
members to RSVP to the awards
ceremony just show up. She


was also particularly thankful to
all who worked so hard to make
this year's event such a huge
success.
"I have to thank all of the
team members, team captains
and the hard working commit-
tee members," she said. "I also
have to thank Sean Schefler
from the city of Clewiston who
provided a lot of last minute
help, as well as our DJ who was
also a last minute arrival. I'd like
to thank U.S. Sugar, all of the
entertainment, and everyone
who worked so hard."
It was important to all that
everybody had a good time and
Mrs. Rodriguez is confident that
a good time was had by every-
body who participated, whether
visitor or survivor. But the
importance of the event should
not be lost.
"The reason for Relay for Life,
especially locally, is to open
everyone's eyes and get the
word out," she said. "In past
years, I've had a number of peo-
ple come up to me after the
event saying they didn't have a
clue what the American Cancer
Society provided to the commu-
nity. That was our goal this year,
was to get the word out about
those services that are available,
so we don't lose them because


they aren't getting used."
The yearend awards ceremo-
ny will take place at the fair-
grounds, March 30, beginning at
5:30 p.m.


Maria Patrick
Perez Morton

February
Students of
the Month
Clewiston High School
has selected junior Maria
Perez and sophomore
Patrick Morton as Stu-
dents of the Month for
the month of February.


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Thursday, March 3
Manager's choice
Friday, March 4
Breaded chicken
Mashed potatoes
Broccoli
Chicken gravy
Biscuit
Monday, March 7
Shrimp poppers
Macaroni and cheese
Fresh apples
Green beans
Tuesday, March 8
Corn dog nuggets
Fresh fries
Oranges
Shape ups
Wednesday, March 9
Popcorn chicken
Tossed salad,


Agreement
Continued From Page 1
impacting our business and a
desire to make the company com-
petitive for the future," said Mr.
Coker.
Tough economic issues were
the focus of the negotiations as U.S.
Sugar prepares to consolidate its
sugar processing operations into a
single, modern and highly auto-
'mated facility in Clewiston. As
announced earlier, the raw sugar-
processing mill at Bryant is sched-
uled to close in 2007 but the com-
pany needs to operate both current
facilities until the new operations
are on line.
Over the four-year term of the
contract, employees will see a 10.5
percent increase in earnings plus
an incentive retention package for
mill workers whose jobs will be
eliminated by the more automated
operations. The retention package
for mill workers who remain until
2007 provides a week's pay for
each year of service, with a mini-
mum of 24weeks of pay.


Banana
Roll, dinner, Homestyle
Thursday, March 10
Chiliwith beans
Grilled cheese sandwich
Corn
Pineapple
Lime Jello
Friday, March 11
No school.
(Secondary School menu}
Thursday, March 3
SSpaghetti
Tossed salad
Pineapple
Lime Jello
Dinner rolls
Friday, March 4
Pepperoni pizza
Tossed salad
Corn
Fresh apples


The contract also includes a
new menu of health care options
to control rising health care costs
and modernized work rules that
will provide greater job/work hours
flexibility, which is required by U.S.
Sugar's significant investment in
the new sugar processing. and
refining operations.
In addition, the company will
pay a "commissioning" bonus if
the new milling operations per-
form according to design parame-
ters in 2008.
"We're excited about the future.
The new contract will enable both
management and union members
to work together and to work more
efficiently as we build this business
for the future," Mr. Shide said.
In a related story, U.S. Sugar has
launched a new Web site to pro-
vide public information about The
improved Web site provides
tremendous amount information
about the company, its history,
sugar farming, processing and
refining.
Inside the Web site's "press
room", visitors can download press
kits and releases on a variety of
important issues affecting the Flori-


Monday, March 7
Manager's choice
Tuesday, March 8
Turkey with gravy
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
Banana
Homestyle dinner rolls
Wednesday, March 9
Nachos with ground beef
Corn
Tossed salad.
Sliced pears
Thursday, March 10
Teriyaki wonder bites
Rice
California blend peaches
Homestyle dinner rolls
Friday, March 11
No school


da sugar industry, such as interna-
tional trade agreements and Ever-
glades restoration. Brochures, bios
of corporate officers and photo-
graphs are also available.
"We are excited about this Web
site launch," Said Judy Sanchez,
director of corporate communica-
tions. "I'm sure it will become a .
very useful tool for media and the
community. In addition to provid-
ing information about our opera-
tions, industry news and press
materials, there is an interactive
section for careers at the company.
In one convenient place, the public
is able to search our job postings
and submit an application on line."
Visitors to the Web site can also
find information about the compa-
ny's businesses such as Southern
Gardens Citrus, the world's largest
supplier of 100 percent pure Florida
not-from-concentrate (NFC)
orange juice to the private label
industry, Suga-Lik(r) brand liquid
feed products, which is the leading
choice of cattlemen in the South-
eastern United States for feed sup-
plements and the South Central
Florida Express, the country's
largest private agricultural railroad.


W ith every patient
She sees, Ramesh
Devanesan. MD, has one
eye on the future. In fact,
he chose Pediatrics as his
specialty for precisely
that reason he believes
the better we treat chil-
dren today, the better
world we'll have when
they're adults.
With a father, mother,
and sister who are physi-
cians, becoming a doctor
came naturally to
Ramesh. Following a
Bachelor's degree and
post-graduate studies at
the University of
Colorado, he graduated
from St. George's
University and School of


Medicine in Grenada, with
clinical training at hospitals
in Florida, New Jersey.
Manhattan, and London,


England. He then served
as an intern and resident
physician at St. Joseph's
Children's Hospital, an
affiliate of Mt. Sinai
School of Medicine. He is
board certified in both
Pediatrics and Internal
Medicine.
An avid reader with
wide and varied interests,
Dr Devanesan also
enjoys physical activity
including alpine skiing,
high-country hiking,
scuba diving, and boating.
But, most of all. he
enjoys children and the
adults they'll become.
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Gilbert Chevrolet of Okeechobee
and Chevrolet Motor Division gave
away a Suburban to a lucky person
recently. Mr. Mickey K. Acree Jr. of
Glades County donated ten dollars
to support the Future Farmers of
America (FFA) Scholarship
Program. For his donation, Mr.
Acree received two chances to win a
Silverado Pickup Truck. Mr. Acree
won the Silverado Half Ton Crew
Cab Truck valued at $31,000!
At the beginning of the
school year, FFA members from
Okeechobee High School and
Moore Haven High School set a
goal to raise $10,000 for local and
state-wide scholarships for the FFA.
Gilbert Chevrolet of Okeechobee
and Chevrolet supported their
efforts.
With every five dollar donation,
individuals were registered to win a
2005 Chevrolet Silverado. The
Chevrolet Silverado is GM's best
selling vehicle and continues to set
the standards for performance and
capabilities. People making donations
could also present their donation
stub to Gilbert Chevrolet and
receive a free Chevrolet t-shirt.
Christa Luna, Gilbert Chevrolet's
general manager commented,
A great many people came by the
dealership to get the t-shirts. We
were enthused by the widespread
community support for this very
worthwhile fund-raising activity."


The scholarship fund program
started in August and culminated
with the drawing for the Silverado in
late November. The hurricane
season of last year put a damper on
the FFA members' activities,
but they persevered.
Mrs. Luna said, "We were
proud of the students and their
efforts. Our company supported
them all the way.
The students increased the
coffers of the FFA scholarship funds
at both Okeechobee and Moore
Haven High Schools. These funds
will allow %FA members to develop
their farmifig and leadership skills.
Mickey Acree went to Gilbert
Chevrolet to claim his Silverado
prize valued at $31,000. He asked if
he could trade in the truck for a
Suburban. Mr. Acree has five
children and he lamented that his
entire family could not fit in the
Silverado. The folks at Gilbert
Chevrolet went to bat for the Acree
family and Chevrolet Motor
Division agreed togive the Acree's a
new Suburban value ed at $40,000
dollars in lieu of the Silverado.

Mrs. Luna said, "Agriculture is the
most important industry in this part
of Florida. Every time we help our
farmers and the future farmers, we
help our community. We were also
very happy to be able to help the
Acree family."


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We need pickup truck.
owners to deliver.
www.horizontransport.co-
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DISTRIBUTOR
ROUTE SALES
WEEKEND
MERCHANDISER
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co.LLC
Call ,(561)252-5968.
For Appointment
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).
Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-AtI,
MW Regional, 0/0's -No
Forced Dispatch, Good.
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4292.

DRYWALL HANGER
&
Finishing crews needed
experienced only Call SW Fl.
Drywall & plastering inc.
(863)675-0484

EARN YOUR DEGREE On-
line from home. Business,
Paralegal, Computers,
Networking and more. Fi-
nancial Aid available, job
placement assistance, and
computers provided. Call
free (866)858-2121.

Everglades Federal
Credit Union
Receptionist needed,
Previous Phone Exp.
Preferred, Proficient
Word & Excel
Bilingual a +
Apply in Person
Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave,
Attn: Marta
or email resume to
Morales2@earthlink.net
Family Resource Counse-
lor, working with parents,
child care givers & social
service agencies in Hendry
& Glades Communities.
Early childhood education
credentials and bilingual a
plus. Would work out of
aBelle office. Reliable
transportation necessary.
Full benefits. Send resume
to Child Care of SW Florida
Inc., 3625 Fowler St., Ft.
Myers, FL 33901, Fax
S239-278-3031.

'Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed in Rural Hospital in
North Florida Call
(850)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.


Full Time Handyman
Call (863)983-9627
Sabreena's
Garden Nursery
FUN JOB 6 Openings avail.
Travel required. Travel &
lodging furnished. Call
Jack 1-877-632-9123.
Legal Assistant Position
Busy Attorney seeks
Legal Assistant Paralegal
w/experience, bi-lingual
a plus Fax resume
w/salary requirements to
(863)983-1973

Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable 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 2005 Postal
Positions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
S888)826-2513 Ext.
* 2203.

PARTS/INVENTORY
Clerk wanted, $10 HR,
Knowledge of quickbooks
.req. some clerical duties,
understanding of how me-
chanical parts work very
helpful. No phone calls,
pick up application 1100
Fox Lane Moorehaven,
Thomas Grinding, Inc.

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Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
.Potential! If someone did
it, so can you! 2-3 con-
firmed appointments daily!
Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
(888)563-3188.

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
Nationwide Company Now
Hiring! Easy Work, Send-
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Page Brochure! Free Post-
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Bonuses!! FREE INFOR-
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Waitress/Bilingual, Good
personality. Must be
bilingual. No experience...
We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227
WELDER NEEDED
Apply within: 90 Evans Rd.
LaBelle, FL or Call
(863)675-6683



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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS


Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO GROUP
a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a-challenging
and exciting opportunity.
We offer full benefits.


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South Bay Correctional Facility


600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay Fl 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
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Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO Group, a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Full Benefits.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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PSYCHOLOGICAL
SPECIALIST


The GEO Group, a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Full Benefits.


THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


MAINTENANCE TECH
FOR GREK:IENTRRE SOUTH APTS
Must have knowledge in basic
plumbing, electrical and
HVAC. General carpentry.
Must be bondable.
Send resume to:
Greentree South Apts
P.O. Box l0293
Clearwater, FL 33757
Fax: (727) 447-2252
Equal Employment Opportunity


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is hiring an
Accounts Payable Clerk at our Big Cypress
Reservation. Experience with data entry, 10-
key, MS Word & Excel & accounts payable
processing. HS Diploma/GED. Excellent tel-
ephone & customer service skill required,
Very detail oriented and professional.
Resumes via email to:
amdixon@semtribe.com
or fax to 954-967-3477 or mail to HR,
6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024.
www.seminoletribe.com


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CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is ac-
cepting resumes for the Chamber Execuitice
Director position. The position requires gen-
eral office and financial management skills.
Applicants must also demonstrate abilities
to supervise office staff and to represent the
Chamber in community and regional for-
ums. Resumes should be submitted by
March 11to the Clewiston Chamber, of Com-
merce, Attn: Personnel Committee, P.O.
Box 275, Clewiston, FL 33440.
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


/) Senior Connections Hiring ',,
CASE AIDE & OUTREACH POSITIONS
Need in busy office. Full-time with benefits.
Driver needed on-call mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near Okeecho-
bee. On-call personal care aides needed @
all locations in Hendry & Glades Counties.
Applications accepted @' Senior Connec-
tions of SW FL, Inc., offices M-F, 8-5. In La-
Belle, @ 475 E. Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
Clewiston @ 1200 W.C. Owen, (983-7088)
or in Moore Haven @ 501 First Street NW
(946-1821) We are an E.O.E.
All positions open until filled.


Food Service Associate/Cook
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skills, good
manual skills, cash handling experience.
Exp. as a fast order cook pref., positive
customer service attitude, High School
diploma or GED, Flexible working hours.
Salary: $9/hour based on exp. Fuel &
food allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 40 1K).
Fax resume to: 954-967-3477


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


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CASE WORKER


Motivated and professional person
needed to conduct outreach and case
work in the Belle Glade community.
Bilingual (Creole/English) a must.
Basic computer skills and a valid
driver's license required. Farmwork or
farmworker family background a plus.
Some evening and weekend hours
-i required Competitive salary & benefits
offered. Fax resume to (561)533-6099 or
email corinned@farmworkcouncil.org


KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Immokalee Indian Reservation


BA in Early Childhood Education.
FL Teacher's Certificate for
Kindergarten. Exp. in public
school setting. Knowledge
S resume & salary req. to:
(954)967-3477.


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UNITED STATES SUGAR CO.
Servers ... Dishwasher '.- /
Bus Person ... Cooks .-
We offer GREAT PAY
AND BENEFITS
If interested in the following positions,
please apply at our Employment Office lo-
cated on W.C. Owen Avenue in Ciewiston
between the hours of 8:00-5:00 on Mon-
day-Friday.


RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER
Must be proficient in sales & customer service
with attention to profitability..
Excellent compensation package incl.
medical o a ,.:,1., :. iiry insurance & 401k.
Commission based unlimited income potential !
Please rma', fax or Email resume to:
T.Cline, Biy Lake National Bank,
107 SW 17st., Suite B,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Fax: 863-467-6166
Email:tcline@biglakenationalbank.com
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Sales Associate
Gas/Convenience Store, P/T & F/T
Big Cypress Reservation
Excellent communication skilic, good,
manual skills, cash handling experience,
positive customer service altitude.
High School diploma or GED, flexible
working hours, 'Salary: $8+ staring ..,se '
on experience. Fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits (Medical,
dental, 401k) Fax resume to:
954-967-3477


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STRUCTURAL STEEL CO. SEEKS- $
EXPERIENCED
iRON WORKERS &
SHOP WELDERS. -.
Suncoas1 Industries of Florida
6133 liiewfid St., Fort Myers, FL g
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Light house keeping,
cooking. Reference avail.
(239)657-3889

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RN's- Full Time
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN
HENDRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL AREA BENEFITS
AVAILABLE
Flexible. Scheduling Daytime Hours
Monday through Friday, some weekends
Must have Florida RN Liceise
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE
BENEFITS for Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income lniurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Oil por yea, and an-
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable tainsportation, current auto insurance
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Hope Hospice iHumaa Resources
(Jax)239-656-5276 or
Complete an application at our Hope
.Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local interviews Available
www.hopehospice.ori/Careers.htm Drug


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LPN & RN
NEEDED
The GEO Group, a worldwide -
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay,
Medical, Dental, Short term
disability, 401 K, Paid vacation
& Holidays and Life Insurance.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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that is illegal or consid-
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cases of questionable
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are that it is. If you have
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pages, we advise that be-
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but occasionally we may
not be aware o ithe
charger. Therefore, if you
call a numberout out f your
area, use caution.

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apply) No mobile homes.
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Licensed Correspondent
Lender.



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


Services -
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TWEEN YOUR BUS
and millions of p
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Babysitting 405 For $450. your ad
Child Care Needed 410 placed in over 150
Child Care Offered 415 Check out our 2x2
Instruction 420 display .network to
Services Offered 425 this paper, or
Insurance 430 Mola, FL Statewid
Insurance 40 work Director
Medical Services 45 (866)742-1373, or
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OKKkEEPING -
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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIABETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
S813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3-102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


Too Much GAS? Anti-flatu-
lent tablets cure gas from
eating problem foods,
GUARANTEED, it's 1/2
price of Beano. FREE
shipping,, $6.95/100,
(877)605-1745.


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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


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46 units 7x5, 8x15,
10x30,12x30, 15Y'
electric, secure cn
merjio St. 350 ft
Clewiston Police
863-983-6663, 98;
after hrs 983-89

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TAXES FREPAR
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically subrr
Hard copies.
(863)675-6013

Do-It-YourselfI


3-Piece Bedroom
The two pieces picture
are part of a three-pie
that features a handsoo
finish and clean line


blend well with any decor.
The dressed, (not pictured)
measures about 60 in. wide
'by 32 in. tail, the chest of
drawers stands 32 in. high by
30 in. wide and the night
stand is about 20 in. wide by
22 in. tall. All three pieces
are 16 in. deep.
3-Piece Bedroom Set plan
(No. 768) ... $8.95
6-Piece Pine Bedroom Set
(No. C56) ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h

(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U.Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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will be Antiques 510
papers. AppliI.es 515
and 2x4 Applance Parts 520
ol Call Beauty Supplies 525
Heather Bicycles 530
do Net- Books & Magazines535
at Building Materials 540
r e-mail Busines. Equipment 545
m for Carpets.-'Rus 550
(Out of Children'. items 555
is also China, Glassware, Etc.560
online Clothing 565
florida- Coins,'Stamps 570
ora Collectibles 575
Compu'.:.'Vido~ 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
RAGE Drapes, Linens Fabrics 595
10x15, Fireplace Fixture 600
25. Full Firewood 605
I Co,-- t"urniture 610
t. froiT, Fuis 615
Dept. Health & Reducing
3-2808 Equipment 620
79 Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
E Household Items- 630
Jewelry 635
Lampa -'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
ED Miscellaneous 655
G Musical Instruments 660
fitted. Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
deas Plumbing Supplies 680
SPools & Supplies 685
_, Restaurant
Equipment 690
S Satellite 695
p -- Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Set Tools 725
ed here Toys 9 Games 730
Iece set VCRs 735
me oak Wanted to Buy 740
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AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659

CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.


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DISHWASHER, Kenmore,
Roll Around. Works well.
$75 (863)467-6088


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PART-TIME HELP NEEDED



Part-time Proof Rader/News Clerk wanted for the Clewiston News office,
No experience necessary, however, consideration will be ivet to the appli.

cant who has some news experience, writing experience, digital photography

knowhow, and/or is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word

programs, Salary is DOE,



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Resuines should be addressed to: Mark Young, News E'it



FULLTIME REPORTER WANTED



Full-time reporter wanted for coverage min Hendry and Glades Counties,
The successful applicant must be a self-motivated indiidal' with stong

organizational slls, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

digital photography is helpful i Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties, fulfilling assignments on time, creating commum.-
Scontacts, and creating enterprising features,



To apply: Fa resumes to (863)9837-,1

Resumes can be nailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

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90 W. Ventum Ave. Clewlsion, FL 33440 Y"
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MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
Good
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.
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to 100x200'. Example:
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ce All Must go!
Cancellations! Use you
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LOONEY TUNES Crib sheet,
bumper guard, diaper bag,
mobile, lamp & bed posit.
$40 (863)763-6131
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classifleds and make
your clean up a breeze!


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium Ill,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227.

COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973

BENTWOOD ICE CREAM
PARLOR CHAIRS- (4) old,
cane seats, good cond
$175. (863)763-1997.


CRAFTMATIC ELE. Ad-
just.twin bed w/ortho
matt. Ele. $500
(954)966-2041
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

Entertainment Center,
49"Wx68"H, holds up to
32" TV, dark finish, $65.
(863)467-0290
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.


KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088



LIVING/KITCHEN Ent.
center, Sofa, LS, Rec,
cof. table, curio, &
Table w/4ch/bench,
$5000 neg.
(863)675-0424

LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973


SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.



GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets,' Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
'(863)946-3123
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FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)694-2724.

SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
$150.
(863)674-0110.



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PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083.



ELECTRIC CART
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
(863)675-2596

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AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,.
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand w/all ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more, (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
. (863)805-0000
Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
GRAMMA'S OLD
BIk. wash pot
$50
(863)357-0872
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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



CHAIR- for computer
never used, still in box
bluish/black, $35
(863)763-1997
PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



BALL PYTHON SNAKE- 2V2
ft long, with 10 gal glass
aquanum, $100.
(863)763-6090.
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
GOLDEN LAB/AUST. SHEP
MIX PUPS- wormed,
shots, $25. (863)610-
1093. .
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914


PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.

PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.

Red & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875

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



HOT TUB
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.







BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312


Watdt,Bu g 740


FAST CASH FOR ANY-
THING- campers, boats,
ATV's, heavy equip, sur-
plus items, anything of
value. (863)228-2761.

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


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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 920
Farm Services
Offered 8225
Farm Supplies-
Services Wanted 530
Fertilizer S35
Horses .40
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 350
Livestock 955
Poultry., Supplies 60
Seeds -Plants,
Flowers 835


Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call

561-993-1160


RIDING MOWER
ARIENS 1440, Z turn
14hp, B/S motor
40" cut, good cond
$800
(863)697-9704


RIDING SNAPPER 12.5
front mounted eng. 38" cut
mulching kit & blades
$400 (863)763-6257.

WHEEL BARREL, Large,
Fiberglass. $20
(863)983-1848



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



STAGHORN FERN- extra
large, buyer must move,
$200 or best offer.
(863)983-8976.


Rentals



Apartments 005
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property.
Rent 945
Roommate '.50
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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

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SPACE For lease,
Approximately 1200sf
.Close To Hospital
& next to
Social Security office.

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


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Small Bookcase

This small bookcase is a great project for wood-
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project is assembled from just eight pieces and the
curved cuts are traced from full-size patterns. The
plan calls for pine lumber, but almost any wood may
be substituted.
The completed bookcase measures 35 inches tall
by 24 inches wide by 11 inches deep.


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Bookcases Package (No. C 118)
Three other projects... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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OKEECHOBEE AREA
Mobile Home, Motor home
or house for 2 Adults &
1 Cat. Every year for
4 months beginning Dec.
2005. Call 859-987-2740 or
write: R. Kenney, 121 Tay-
lor Ave., Paris, KY 40361




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


FEMALE 63 yrs looking for
a (M) 50-65 yrs. $250 mo
+ help around the Apt.
Call Faye 863-610-0509.


Real Estate



Business Places
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos-
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025'.
Hunting Property 1070(
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 10t5t
Open House 10501
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 106 i
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080

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HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm

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.


CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.


ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.

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.

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


FORECLOSED 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.

IRS auction 200+ acres
Waycross, GA has large
home, steel building,
planted pines and hunting
land. March 18, 10 a.m.,
Ware County Courthouse.
www.ustreas.gov/
auctions/irs or (850)445-
4625 for more informa-
tion.


KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
treat/investment. New sur-
vey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com.


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. 609. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


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.


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

HANDY MAN SPECIAL '93
Fleetwood 14'x 50' 2BR,
1BA,(863)675-6651 Call
after 6pm or leave msg.
LOT W/MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat
fenced yard w/w carpet
$80,000 (863)983-7457


CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

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



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


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


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2160 W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W 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
PARK MODEL 40' 93'
In Aqua Isles full in-
closed Fl. rm. w/
jalousie & work area
w/shed move in cond.
$17,500
(863)675-1206 or Inq.
@ J31 Aqua Isles

SKYLINE Custom built park
model. 12', Screen room.
Furn. Lot 8 on Little Big
Land Marina, Lake Port.
Bargain $18,000.
(863)946-0975


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N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
(828)247-0081.


NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home nestled on private
wooded lot off Blue Ridge
Parkway north of Boone.
Only one!! (800)455-
1981, x125.


NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax. Call for details, MLC
(866)920-5263.

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



WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2i105
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2[?i)



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

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Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010(
Jet Skiis 0
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3'3i)
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035


BASS BOAT- fully equip..
garage kept, 150 HP Evin-
rude, 360 hrs, $5700
(863)467-7101.
BOAT COVERS
Waterproof fits up to
22' boats $75
(863)824-0455
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108-
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PONTOON BOAT, Aqua Pat-
io, 20 ft w/35 hp Johnson
O/B. No trailer. $1500
(863)610-1716
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP suziki
eng. w/trl. Fish finder
$2000 (863)946-1481


FREE INTERNET ADVERTI-
SING- if your item is worth
over $100 and priced to
sell, I will advertise it for
Free on the Internet.
Campers, boats, RV's,
bulk items, motorcycles,
or anything any condition.
(863)228-2761.


RIVERFRONT in Meadow"
Lark Campground, 35 ft
trailer, 10x30 rm. addition,
car port & shed. Boat dock-
age avail. 863-675-3474



Fifth WhI. Hitch, Li'l Rock-
er, like new cond., lost
camper due to hurricane
$425. (863)467-0290



AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'xll', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.


WILDWOOD LITE, '00- 21ft,
very good condition,
$7000. (863)983-8602.



Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4-0F
Vans 4070

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CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.

CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
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CHEVY CAVALIER '96,
White, tinted windows,
5 spd A/C. $1250.
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$900
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89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


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Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
(863)467-4663/467-0169


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good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 -
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Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

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good condition, $600.
(863)634-6428.
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863-357-4604.
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offer. (561)252-1371.
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5spd: transmission, start-
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$2500 (863)357-1078
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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
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NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL .
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
JOHN S. SILVA, CIVIL DIVISION
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 04-952 CA
WALTER E. BODERSEN;
BODERSEN, unknown spouse of
Walter E. Bodersen, if married,
Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Quiet Title, has been
filed and commenced in this court concerning that certain real property
located in Hendry County, Florida, pursuant to a Tax Deed, Cert. No.
3079 for the year 1998, as follows:
Lot 19, Block 2039, PORT LABELLE,
UNIT 2, a Subdivision, according to the
plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3
at Page 60, of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida;
You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,'if any, to the
Complaint on ABRAMS & ABRAMS, P.A. attorneys for the Plaintiff,
whose address is 9400 South Dadeland Blvd., PH-3, Miami, Florida
33156, and file the original with the clerk of the above-styled court on or
before February 21, 2005; otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for in the Complaint. The attorney forthe Plaintiff has
a copy of the Complaint and will provide you with a copy of same upon
request.
This notice shall be published once each week for two (2) consecutive
weeks. If no response is received within the statutory time limit, a default
may be entered against you.
Attomey for Plaintiff
David S. Abrams, Esq.
9400 south Dadeland Blvd., PH-3
Miami, Florida 33157
(305)670-9104
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of Court
Circuit Court Seal
556610 CGS 03/3/05


NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board will meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2005, in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Venture Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and consider two requests.
S1) A variance request from Milton V. Evans pusuantto section 100-60
of the City Code of Ordinances. The applicant is requesting approval of a
variance request to rebuild a garage adjacent to his existing home.
LOCATION: Royal Palm Ave., block 191, lots 1 and 16, a.k.a. 501 Royal
Palm Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440
2) A special exception request from Mike Martin and Wal Ltz repre-
sentaring Lumart, Inc. pursuantto section 110-61 of the City Code of Ordi-
nances. The applicants are requesting to build an air-condtioned storage
building with a proposed height of two stories and a size of 13,000
square feet.
LOCATION: E. Pasadena Ave., block 160, lots 33 to 36 and the E. 1/2 of
lot 32 at the southwest comer of Pasadena Ave. and San Jose SL
The .City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this
request on March 21, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
All citizens and interested parties ar encouraged to attend the P&Z board
meeting and the Public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or
physical impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should
contact the City Manager's office at least three ays prior to the hear-
ing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
555576 CGS 3/3/05

LEGAL NOTICE


S........ ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SSOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hemreby given that the annual meeting of thelandowners of South
MEETING NOTICE OF Shore Drainage District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 16,
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 2005, at 9:30 AM., at the office ofsaid District located at 2832 N. Main
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
REGION 24 1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.


Date: Wednesday,
March 9, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Community Career
*and Service
Center of Lee County
4150 Ford Street Extension
Fort Myers, Florida
Information: Nettie Bryant
239-992-8000 Ext. 246
556730 CGS 03/03/05
NOTICE
AUCTION
Friday, March 11, 2005
9:00 a.m.
1233 NW Avenue L
Belle Glade, FL
Property of Tamica McRae
Living room set, chest of drawers,
stereo with speakers, misc. items.
Property of Iris Walker
Sofa, framed prints, chandelier,
artificial plants.
Property of Dalnlka Ashley
Kids headboard, artificial plant.
557425 CGS 3/3.10/05


Public notice is hereby given
that Ferguson Towing will
sell at public Auction, free
from all prior liens, the fol-
lowing vehicles that remain
unclaimed In storage with
charges unpaid, pursuant to
Florida statutes 713.78, to
the highest bidder at 12065
Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on March 14,20050 at
9:00 a.m.
1995 Ford Grn 2-Door
1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unknown
2FACP75W7NX206462
1989 Buick Whi 2-Door
2G4WB14TOK1461670
1998 Nilssan 4-Door
1N4DL01DXWC118919
1990 Chevrolet WhI 4-Door
1G1BL5476LA131641
1986 Chevrolet BIk 2-Door
1G1YY0788G5122165
1981 Chevrolet Red Pickup
CDC14G7BJ161822
1986 Toyota Blu 2-Door
JT2ST64CXG7076584
557316 CGS 3/3,10/05


2. Receiving annual Ireports andl taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includesthe testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal Is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
555489 CGS 2/24;3/3/05


LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Florida Conservancy District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March
16, 2005, at 11:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N.
Main Street, .Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine;' and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal Is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By: Is/ Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
555572 CGS 2/24:3/3/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The annual report of the United States
Sugar Corporation Charitable Trust
for its fiscal year ended October
31, 2004 Is available at its office at
United States Sugar Corporation,
111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Cle-
wiston, FL 33440, for Inspection
during regular business hours by
any citizen who requests It within
180 days hereof. The principal
managers of the Foundation are
Robert H. Buker, Jr., Malcolm S.
Wade, Jr. and Robert E. Coker.
Authorized by
Robert E. Coker,
556459 CGS 03/03/05


NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Robble Roland
You are hby notified that the prop-
erty stored by you with Randy
Coyle & Rena Blissett, Unit #8 lo-
cated at 1801 Red Road, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440. The Items are be-
lieved to be household and miscel-
laneous Items and will be sold to
the highest bidder for cash at the
above address on March 11th,
2005 at 11:00 a.m., along with the
advertising costs In the amount of
$148.87 plus $34.72. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
556265 CGS 3/3,10/05


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BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Barlow, Florida
February 22, 2005
Advertisement No. 2
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on
Thursday, March 24, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North BroadwayAve., Bartow, Florida33830
for the following work. Bids received will e opened and publicly read
aloud in the Planning Multi-Purpose Conference Room. Sealed bids may
be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to State of Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: District
Contracts MS 1-18, Barlow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater
than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-
qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-
22.
PLEASE CHECK THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR
SUBMISSION OF DBE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN,
-----NOTE-----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 P.M. Bartow Local Time)
on Wednesday, March 23, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after
5:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863)
534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW.DOT STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION MEETING IN
ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR IN-
TENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEET-
ING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005 AT 2:00
P.M. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR
PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LISTED.
(CONTRACT NO. E75) (THIS IS A REBID OF E1E58) COUNTY HEND-
Y: (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 412013-1-52-01; Improve-
ments consists-of drainage improvements on State Road 29 (Bridge St
from a point north of SR 80 northerly 0.076 miles to a point north of SR
80 northeasterly 0.076 miles to a point east of SR 29, in Labelle. (Approx
75 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: SHARON HEDRICK
863) 519-2382. BUDGET AMOUNT $140,000. NOTE: THERE IS NO
CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
CONTRACT NO. E1E76-RO) COUNTIES GLADES & HENRY: (D
NDS): FINANCIALPROJECT NO418585-1-72-01 & 418584-1-72-01;
Work consists of mechanical sweeping of Primary Roads. (Approx 365
Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863)
674-4027. BUDGET AMOUNT $25,000.00. NOTE: THERE -IS NO
CHARGE FOR SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E77) COUNTIES GLADES & HENDRY: (D FUNDS):
FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 418586-1-72-01 & 418587-1-72-01; Work
consists of TV viewing and desiting of pipes. (Approx 365 Calendar
Dayss. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863) 674-4027.
BUDGET AMOUNT $200,000.00. NOTE: THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR
SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the 'District Con-
tracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of
Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids.
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Distinct Contracts Administrator
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Fence
Continued From Page 1
The issue became more prob-
lematic when the breakaway fence
didn't arrive as ordered following
the hurricanes last summer.
Mr. McCarthy added that the
field is used by several Dixie League
girls' softball teams after the high
school season is over.
Commissioner Beatty said he
wasn't consulted about it until after
the fence was removed and
demanded that the fence be
moved back for the girls' team, not-
ing that the boys' baseball team has
their own field.
Vice Mayor and one-time recre-
ation commissioner Jimmy
Pittman said flatly that the commis-
sion is not there to cater to the high
school, but to do what's best for the
city of Clewiston,
"The high school has first crack
at it, Dixie League second, but that
leaves seven months," Mr. Pittman
said. "If it needs to be used, let's use
it."
Commissioner Beatty said
because of the 200-foot specifica-
tion, only one other field can now
be used and later in the season the
Dixie League and high school sea-
sons overlap. Furthermore, high
school games charge admission,
and parents didn't want children
interminglingwith the high school
students.
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez
said the controversy stemmed from
a perception problem, noting that


Dog
Continued From Page 1
meter is outside the fence where
they've moved and we can read
the electric meter by remote," Mr.
McCarthy said, adding that the
dog's pen is now locked.
Clewiston Police Department
Captain Kristine Peterson said after
inspecting the enclosure with Ani-
mal Control officers, they are satis-
fied the animal is now secure.
"It's in a cage with a roof, and
has a shed with a roof and a pad-
dle lock on the gate," Captain
Peterson said, explaining that at
the former residence, which was
not also fenced, the latch had
failed on the pen, allowing the dog
to escape.
Vice Mayor Jimmy Pittman said
as he recalled, the last time a dog
had bitten someone, the city had
revised their ordinances to require
a concrete floor so that the dog
couldn't dig out.
Captain Peterson said while the
pen doesn't have a concrete floor,
it does have a wooden floor with
reinforced corners.
Reviewing the updated ordi-
nance, City Attorney John Yaun
said the ordinance does not speci-
fy concrete flooring, but does
require the police department to
certify that the enclosure is secure.
Speaking through an inter-
preter, with assistance from Mayor
Mali Chamness and Commission-
er Julio Rodriguez, Mr. Valdez said
Animal Control had told him they
must confine the dog for 10 days to
ensure it was healthy. He said he
had been going everyday to see
the dog, bringing its food and
walking it around the yard.
Commissioner Rodriguez said
Mr. Valdez, who's done everything
he can to resolve the problem,
could not afford a $500 fine.
"The dog belongs to that little
girl back there. I move we reduce
the fine to $100 to cover the cost of
keeping it and let the dog go back
home," Commissioner Rodriguez
said. "If we have any further prob-
lems, we'll' have to do something
else. We've had the dog for 12
days, and I'm sure Mr. Valdez can
come up with 100, versus $500,
that's a big difference. i don't want
to keep the dog or put it down
because he doesn't have $500."
Mayor Chamness agreed, not-
ing that under the ordinance, the
fine is set at $500, or an amount
approved by the commission, plus
the $ 7 a day impoundment fee.
Commissioner Matt Beatty said
the commission has waived the
impound fees in the past. Finance
clerk Karen Moore disagreed, say-
ing the commission has waived
the $500. fine in the past, but
accessed the fees for the daily cost
of caring for the animal.
Vice Mayor Pittman said the
only time the commission had
waived the fee was when "a little.
bitty dog ran up and bit,Captain
Peterson."
Commissioner Rodriguez


the breakaway fence, described as
blue and gold in the CHS team col-
ors, was not in place when the sea-
son opened, forcing the team to
play their season opener away,
then to play their first home game
on the Little League field.
"Two games weren't played on
their field and the season's almost
over," Commissioner Rodriguez
said. "We seem to be catering to
men's softball teams who pay $300
to use the fields, who aren't putting
money in the community. We need
to think about our community
before we think about men com-
ing here to play softball."
Mr. Johnson said neither he or
Mr. Jones ever intended to take the
field away from the girls' team, only
to be able to use the field more
often, for more intense use, adding
the breakaway fence is expected to
arrive this week and will be
installed the day it arrives.
: "Teams come in here, they're
bringing money into the communi-
ty. They're eating at restaurants,
staying at motels," Mr. Johnson
said. "That's economic and
tourism development. It's not a
total loss to have outsiders come in
and use that field."
The city manager said unlike
years past, the city has not had
problems with the visiting teams
this year, having imposed security
and cleaning deposits, and requir-
ing that teams pay for a security
officer to police the fields to prevent
things from getting out of hand.
Commissioner Melanie McGa-
hee noted moving the fence cost


motion to reduce the fine was
defeated, with Commissioners
Pittman and Beatty voting no and
Commissioner Melanie McGahee
hesitating to ask what the $500 fine
was intended to accomplish.
Mr. McCarthy said the $500 fine
was imposed after a meter reader
had the tip of her finger bitten off
by a pit bull, but not the one in
question.
Mr. Pittman was adamant.
"What if this dog bites some-
one again? Pit bulls are viscous,
and this dog has proven it will bite
people," Mr. Pittman said, adding
that the city must also pay for the
remote meter reading.
Commissioner Rodriguez said
the Valdez situation was not
unique.
"We have problems with dogs
all over the city," the commission-
er said.
Mr, McCarthy appeared to
agree, saying that remote meters
are used to read electric meters at
other residences where the city
has access problems, either due to
the presence of dogs or where
gates are locked. Installing the
remote reader costs an additional
$100, Mr. McCarthy said, admitting
upon questioning by Commission-
er Rodriguez' that plans call for all
electric meters to be upgraded for
remote access and that no one has
been billed for the service.
Installing remote readers for water


$8,500, which was not budgeted.
Commissioner Beatty asked how
the expense was authorized if it
wasn't budgeted. .
"The city's, spending money to
accommodate other people when
the field was dedicated to the girls'
team a long time ago," Commis-
sioner Beatty said. "The city is
spending close to 10 grand. I say
we cancel the breakaway fence,
move the fence back."
Mr. Johnson said shortly that
staff has always had the authority to
transfer interdepartmental funds,
adding that if it was the commis-
sion's pleasure the fence would be
replaced.
Commissioner Rodriguez sug-
gested that the breakaway fence be
installed, then replaced with the
permanent fence if it doesn't work
out.
"Let's put up the breakaway
fence, let it stay up for the entire
Dixie League season, see how it
looks and if there's problems with
the appearance, or play or quality,
we can take it down," Commis-
sioner Rodriguez said.
Commissioner Pittman said that
should work, as there are no men's
softball tournaments scheduled
during Dixie League.
Clewiston Dixie Youth League
president Lance Reamer said since
the men's teams play Saturday and
the boys, play doubleheaders on
Sunday afternoon there was no
conflict last year, but there may be
one in May. -
A larger problem, he said, may
be keeping the fields nice and pro-


meters is more expensive, at $200
each.
Commissioner McGahee, who
is an attorney, asked Mayor Cham-
ness to ensure that Mr. Valdez
understood the seriousness of the
situation, noting that the city also
incurred the cost of treatment for
the meter reader.
I Seeking a compromise, Com-
missioner McGahee asked if the
city could allow Mr. Valdez to
make payments on the $500 fine.
Finance Director Ted Byrd said
they could even put the additional
charges on his utility bill if the
commission desired.
The city attorney recommend-
ed against that, warning Mr. Valdez
that if he were late making a pay-
ment on the fine, his electricity
could be shut off.
Mr. Pittman said he had no
problems with allowing Mr. Valdez
to make payments on the fines, if
he agreed to pay $100 upfront to
get the dog out. Commissioner
McGahee agreed.
"That way we have consistency
so people understand the severity
of the problem," Ms. McGahee
said.
Mr. Yaun noted that -under the
ordinance, if a dog is not
redeemed within five days, it's sup-
posed to be destroyed, unless
other arrangements are made with
the commission.
Commissioner Rodriguez said


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tecting the integrity of the conces-
sions.
He said the League would be
moving several thousand dollars
worth of food and soft drinks into
the concession the last week of
March and last year a barbecue grill
and some athletic equipment were
stolen, although he said that was
the league's fault for not securing
them properly.
"Last year during tournaments
they brought in their trucks and
cookers and barbecued on the
front porch, so I don't know if the
town made a dime," Mr. Reamer
said.
Mr. Johnson said if that were the
case, setting up grills and holding
"tailgate parties," would no longer
be allowed.
Complicating matters is that
Clewiston's own recreation pro-
gram is growing.
"I can remember when Clewis-
ton Little League'had 16 teams.
Now Clewiston Dixie Youth League
has 400 kids, 30 teams and we're
utilizing every open piece of dirt in
Clewiston to practice," Mr. Reamer
said. "We have a bid in to host the
state Dixie League Youth Baseball
tournament in 2006. That's 32
teams and it'll last almost two
weeks.
"Currently we have two teams
that play year round baseball, for
the first time since Julio and Matt
played American Legion baseball,"
Mr. Reamer said, adding that as the
Dixie Youth program has raised
funds to install the concrete pad
and scoreboard at the field, they


the city has to come up with an
adoption solution.
"We're killing 10-15 dogs a
week, just because nobody wants.
them, not dogs that have bitten
anyone, but are picked up because
they're running around loose," Mr.
Rodriguez said.
Mayor Chamness agreed, say-
Sing they're euthanizing twice as
many cats, even though the city
has an arrangement with veteri-
narian Kenneth Keene to spay or
neuter adoptable animals through
the Friends of Animals program.
City manager Wendell Johnson
said animal control is working on
an adoption program' with the
Caloosa Humane Society..
Mr. Valdez agreed to pay the
$100 to reclaim the dog and pay
the remainder at $50 a month.
The mayor also advised Mr.
Valdez that he needed to. put up
signs warning neighbors about the
dog, explaining that if a neighbor
jumps the fence or the dog bites
anyone else, he will be held
responsible.
"Please tell him he needs to talk
to a lawyer about the civil liability
involved with a dog bite," Mr. Yaun
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Commissioner Pittman, Mr. John-
son said the visiting softball teams
also pay the costs .associated with
cleaning the fields up following
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