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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 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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At a Glance


Class of
'95 reunion
The class of 1995 is plan-
ning their 10-year reunion
and need your address. Stu-
dents, parents, and friends,
please contact them via e-
mail with current addresses,
so they can mail out invita-
tions. They will need a head
count before any final deci--
sions are made. The reunion
is scheduled for May 28. E-
mail any questions or infor-
mation to
Classofl995CHS@hotmail.c
om. This information is need-
ed ASAP.

Hendry Soil and
Conservation
The Hendry Soil and
Water Conservation District.
will hold its regularly sched-
uled Board meeting. on
March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Dal-
las E. Townsend Agricultural
Building, 1985 Pratt Boule-
vard, LaBelle.
Meetings are open to the
public.

Black Gold
Jubilee
I Deadline for entry in the
Black Gold Jubilee Photogra-
phy Contest is Friday, March
25 at 5 p.m. Rules and entry
forms available at the Clewis-
ton Chamber Office.

Big Lake Airboat
Club, Inc.
There is a meeting March
'26 aL 9 ai.m ai.theAh in rXrd
Boat Ramp in Moore Haven
After the meeting we '.\il t)t
going for .a. run to Observa-
tion Island and have lunch,
bring your c:'nr. We will then
take a ride towards the Mon-
key Box and around. Anyone
interested in possibly joining
the club come on out.

Fish fry
planned
New Bethel A.M.E
Church will be having a fish
fry on Good Friday, March 25.
Fish sandwiches are $4. For
more information, call 228-
4172 or 983-6972.

Easter butterfly
release
If you have no other plans,
- First United Methodist Church
invites you to join them at 8:30
a.m. or -11 a.m., Sunday,
March 27, for special music,
an inspirational message, and.
:a butterfly release. They will
also have a free breakfast buf-
fet from 9:45-10 30 a.m. Call
983-5269, for more informa-
tion.


Lake Level


15.37
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above sea
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Index

Classifieds . .20-24
Opinion . . .4
School ... ........ .9
Sports .. . . .11
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Children abuse prevention


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The first of
April marks the first day of an
important effort to bring aware-
ness to the smallest victims of
crime are brought to the fore-
front of attention through Child
Abuse/Neglect Prevention
Month.
As just one small part of that
effort to recognize the children in
our lives, the first week of April is
Children's Week and their will be


a Children's Fair at LaBelle Ele-
mentary April 2, from 10 a.m.
through 2 p.m.
.The event is being sponsored
by the Family Service Network of
.Hendry/Glades, United Way, and
Success by Six.
The Family Service Network is
a compilation of organizations
geared towards one common
goal: To help ,promote the health.
and welfare of families through-
out the area.
'According to Healty Families


Program Manager Judith
Paskvan, the organization of indi-
vidual agencies into a broad net-
work of service providers reach-
ing a common goal has helped to
increase the availability of a vari-
ety of services to those who are
in need of them. .
"We've been in existence
since the early 1990s," she said.
"It's a group of providers that
came together to discuss issues
and share resources."
Ms. Paskvan said the need


Remember when: Float gets first place


aian pnoios'ivi.aryann IIurlM's
"Remember When" was the First Prize winnerin the Hendry County Fair parade in
Clewiston on Saturday with Palm Terrace of CleWiston-residents and staff. "Weddings,
babies and retirement, remember when", says this float.

Fair and livestock show big success


ByMaryAnnl Morris
'The opening of. the Hendry
County Fair and Livestock Show'
kicked off, Saturday March 12
with. an exceptional parade:
Candidates for the beauty pag-
eants and lively high, school
bands marched to the accom-
paniment of fire truck horns
blasting a musical melody.of
celebration.
Local and visiting children
had a chance to ride in the fire
trucks as they paraded liic,',igh
town, waving at di-, daiit-.ling
co. j1 'Vho offered waves ot
their own back to the sirniiing
children..
The 13th Florida. National
Guard Army Band from North'
Miami joined in' the fray and the
American Legion Bikers, riding-
on their glittering motorcycles
drew envious looks, from,
teenage boys and girls alike.
'The hit of the day was a float
titled "Remember When" from
the Palm Terrace of Clewiston.
Palrh Terrace of Clewiston is a
nursing home, which has'been
in existence for 17 years. To the
delight of the residents and
hardworking staff, "Remember
When" won first prize for the
SSee Show-Page 12


Saturday morning in the Hendry County Fair parade, the
American' Legion Riders drew envious looks from every
wannabe motorcyclist along the way.


The most decorative float carried the Hawaiian Queen in
splendor Saturday at the Hendry County Fair parade in
Clewiston on Saturday


really came about due to limited
resources to gain funding for dif-
ferent programs. By acting as a
single group, it became easier to
obtain the funding for their
needs, which was especially diffi-
cult being small agencies in a
rural community..
"We decided to band together
to put, everything under one
umbrella, so if. we have these
needs assessments then. we
could do as it a group," she said.
It began with the Pre-K-pro-


gram in in Glades County and
began to blossom, with the intro-
duction of the Head Start pro-
gram. Healthy Families became
part of the organization in 1999.
"We all get together and help
each other do the best. job we
can individually, but with the sup-
port of others," said Ms. Paskvan.
The April 2 Children's Fair in
LaBelle is designed to offer a day
,of fun to local children, as wells
See Abuse -Page 12


Rising costs



plague all

By Mark Young estate trends within the com-
munity. According to Mrs.
Editor's- note: This is the Smith, the fast-paced, skyrock-
first in a series looking' into the eting costs of real estate began
long-term impacts of the cur- to hit Hendry County fairly
rent real estate boom. hard a-couple of years ago.
CLEWISTON Small town Costs of real estate along.
* communities ,are quickly coastal communities, like
catching up with the rest of the many other areas of the coun-
nation in terms of cost-of-living try, have always been fairly
.expenses and while growth high leaving small inland
can be construed as a good communities as the best-kept
economic indicator in some secret of affordable housing.
circles, it can spell trouble for That secret is out and the
the average working family. influx of coastal investors,
Itwas onlyacouple of years retirees, and those families
ago when single-family homes willing to commute in trade of
could still be found for an aver-" reasonable housing costs, are
age price of $60,000-$80,000, driving up iea-i estate prices
but according to many local beyond the control of the aver-
real estate DiothSs.i' i.ii i 'se ao ,' rl.inri t'ir-iI
glorydays,,r :', g<.,,,.l i 'li --i -i- 1. M i,.)5"' current-
Laura Smith, from I)yess ly has nothing oil the market
Realty, in Clewiston, has first
hand knowledge of the real See Costs -Page 12




Crop disaster



assistance.


CLEWISTON The United
States Department of Agricul-
ture (USDA) has announced
ongoing sign-ups for their
crop disaster assistance pro-
gram.
Eligible producers who suf-
fered crop losses from 2003-
2005 due to weather condi-
tions tnay contact their USDA
office for qualifications.._
Joy Llossas, county execu-
tive director, of Hendry/Col-"
lier/Glades Counties' Farm
Service Agency said sign-ups
began March 14.
, "We are pleased to provide
these benefits to producers as
quickly as possible," said Ms.
Llossas. "Drought, floods, and


hurricanes are. unpredictable
weather events that put farm-.
ers and ranchers at risk in pro-
ducing a, dependable and
affordable national food sup-
. ply."
Eligibility for the program
is similar to that of the 2001-
2002 crop disaster program
(CDP). Producers suffering a
greater than 35-percent loss. in
production and/or more than
a 20-percent quality loss are
eligible.
The payment rate for CDP
has been increased to 65-per-
cent of the established com-
modity price for insured crops
'See Assistance Page 12


Local girl competes for


Miss Teen West Palm Beach


Jessica Cieara Huntely, of
Clewiston, was recently select-
ed to participate in the Nation-
als Miss Teen West Palm Beach
pageant competition, which
will take place April 10.
Jessica learned of her.
acceptance into this year's
competition, as.Na'tionals, Inc.
announced their selections last
Monday afternoon. Jessica
submitted an application'and
took part in an interview ses-
sion, which was conducted by
Patty. Neidert, this year's.West
Palm Beach pageant coordina-
tor.
Jessica will be competing,
for her share of over $20,000 in
scholarships, prizes and spe-
cialty gifts that will be distrib-
uted to contestants, Jessica
will be competing in the Miss
Teen division, one. of three divi-
sions that will have young


ladies between the ages of 10
and 19 competing in modeling
routines, which include casual
wear and formal wear.
, Most important, Jessica will
display her personality and
interviewing skills while inter-
viewing with this year's West
Palm Beach judging panel. Per-
sonality is the number one
aspect that each contestant is
judged on during all phases of
competition.
If Jessica were to win the
title of Miss Teen West Palm
Beach, she would represent
West Palm Beach and sur-
.rounding communities at the
Cities Of America National
Competition, which will take
place in Orlando. Over $60,000
in prizes and awards will be
presented at the National Com-
petition while each winner
enjoys this expense-paid trip of


five nights' and six days in
Orlando.
There is no cost to Jessica
.for participating in the pageant
competition. Community busi-
nesses, organizations, and pri-
vate individualswill assist Jes-
sica in participating in this
year's competition by becom-
ing an official sponsor to her.
Through sponsorship, each
contestant receives all the nec-
essary training, rehearsals, and
financial support, which will
allow Jessica to become a very
,confident and well-prepared
contestant in this year's West
Palm Beach Pageant.
Any business, organiza-
tions, or private individual who
may be interested in becoming
a sponsor to Jessica may con-
tact her pageant coordinator;
Patty Neidert at (800) 569-
2487.


C ourtesy rIinut
Jessica Cieara Huntely will represent her local community,
as she vies for Miss Teen West Palm Beach April 10.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 24,2005


Wild life


foundation awards I


$343,235 to FWC


Courtesy photo/UPN Web site
Local beauty competes
For contractual reasons, this young beauty currently
competing on UPN's Top Model Four, can only, be
referred to as "Christina". Word-of-mouth is spreading
fast around the Clewiston area and it' has been deter-
mined that this blossoming model is local. Competition
on UPN continues, so to protect her contractual status
with the network, we'll leave at it Christina for now. But
this local gal could use more support, so tune into UPN.
on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. to.cheer on a local girl to
stardom.


The Wildlife Foundation ,of
Florida (WFF) awarded $343,235
from "Conserve Wildlife License
Plate" revenues to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) for agency proj-
ects.
During its March 15 meeting in
Tallahassee, the WFF board of
directors elected to fund the fol-
lowing 11 projects and studies:
Florida Manatee Foraging on
Seagrass Communities Around a
Winter Warm-Water Refuge,
$62,000, Fish and Wildlife
'Research Institute
Largemouth Bass Genetics
Assessment, $2,400, Fish &
Wildlife Research Institute
Burrowing Owl Conserva-
tion and Management, $29,000,
Division of Habitat and Species
Conservation
Exotic Pet Pilot Forgiveness
Program, $20,000,, Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
Conservation and Protection
of Marine Aquatic Habitat at St.
Lucie Inlet Reserve State Park
Coral Reef,. Martin County,
$34,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation.
*. Population Dynamics,
Demography and Movements of
the- Endangered Snail Kite,
$29,095, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Captive Propagation, and
Reintroduction of the State-
Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly,
$42,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Florida Black Bear: Continu-


ation and Expansion of the Bear
Response Agent Program,
$30,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Florida Black Bear: Support
to Conduct a Black Bear Manage-
ment Survey of the General Pub-
lic, $25,000, Division of Habitat
and Species Conservation
Response of Native and Exot-
ic Apple Snails to Lake Habitat
Management,$ 38,540, Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
Evaluation of Web Cam
Technology for Compliance Moni-
toring, $31,200, Division of, Law
Enforcement
The Conserve Wildlife License
Plate is the product of a partner-.
ship between the FWC, the WFF,
Defenders of Wildlife and the
Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The license plate cost $17 more
than a regular plate. Of that addi-
tional cost, the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles receives $2. The WFF receives
the remaining $15 to support
activities of the FWC. The $15 is
tax-deductible.
In the past five years, the WFF
has provided funding for more
than $1.3 million of Conserve
Wildlife License Plate revenues for
FWC projects.
The Florida Legislature estab-
lished the WFF in 1994 to provide
assistance, funding and promo-
tional support for the FWC.
Additional information about
the WFF is available at Wildlife-
FoundationofFlorida.com. The,
FWC's Web site is MyFWC.com.


Trip to Bahamas with Latin beauties


Taking a trip across the bluest
waters of the Atlantic Ocean is a
perk all of it's own, but throw in
the company of Latin beauty
queens, and it may be too much
to ignore.
The winners of the Miss Latina
of the Glades beauty contest are,
,preparing to head to the Bahamas
this summer to compete at the


famed Crystal Palace to vie for the want to get the word out to those
title of Miss Latina Florida. whp are interested."


Milagros Navarro, who helped
coordinate the local pageant, said
she has received several inquiries'
about when and where the next
pageant is going to take place.
"I've had dozen of calls," she
said: "People are curious about
what the next step is, so I just


While the competitors'

expenses are already taken, care
of, several people Want to join
them in the Bahamas to cheqr
them on to possible state royalty.
Packages are now being
offered for anyone interested in
joining the local Latin beauties or


for anyone who is just looking to
get. away. The pageant is sched-
uled for June 18, and the girls will
leave in preparation for the com-
petition June 14.
For more information about
the upcoming pageant, the local
competitors, or for anyone look-
ifig for a quick "getaway", call
(863) 983-2368.


Area Resident Earns Degree from Paul Smith's College
(Paul: Smith's College, Paul December Aremomy,.which took to explore, study, and enjoy. eco-tourism; culinary arts and hos-
Smith, N.Y.)- Stephen Boyd, son of place at the Hotel Saranac of Paul The college offers both bache- pitality management; liberal arts;
Genevia Boyd of Clewiston recently Smith's College. lor's and associate degree programs and business management.
earned a Bachelor's degree in Busi- .Paul Smith's College is located in which focus on experiential learn-
ness Managemnent and Entrepre- northern Adirondack Park on the ing in a variety'of majors including The college will host Open
neurial Studies from Paul Smith's- shores of Lower St. Regis Lake and biology; fish and wildlife sciences, House events for prospective stu-
College, which is-located in th e encompasses 14,200 acres .of natural resources; environmental dents April 2 and 16. Register online
Adirondack Park of N.Y. State. Sixty- forests, streams, lakes and moun- science and forestry; surveying;. at www.paulsmiths.edu or by
three students were honored at the tains that are available for students recreation, adventure travel and phone at (800) 421-2605.


Easter egg hunt
There will be an Easter egg
hunt for children ages 8 and
,under, March 26, 9 a.m. at Wood
Works Park. Sponsored by the
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment, the VFW post 4185 and the
Okeechobee Moose Lodge
#1753.
March 30 deadline,
Recipes are now being accept-
ed for the Sugar Festival's April 16
Sweet Taste of Sugar Contest. First
through third place ribbons will
be awarded for each of the fol-
lowing categories: Cakes, pies,
cookies and brownies, sweet
breads and pastries, candies, and
sweet creations, such as jams, jel-
lies, sauces, pudding, or any
recipe using sugar. There will also
be a- youth division for partici-
pants aged 7-17. First place win-
ners will move onto compete for
"cash prizes" to claim "Best in
Show". Deadline for submitted
recipes must be turned in by
March 30. Prepared entries are
then brought to the Clewiston Inh
April 16. Recipes' can be e-mailed
to SweetTasteRecipe@aol.com,


Obituary

Michael Joseph Jarvis
Michael Joseph Janrvis, age 67, of
Clewiston, passed away March 3,
2005, at 329 Kilpatrick Loop, in
Clewiston.
Mr. Jarvis was born in Port
Mayca, Fla. and worked as a techni-
cian/communications.
He is survived by his son Kevin
Jarvis, of Clewiston; son Michael
Jarvis, of Columbus Ga.; son
Tommy Jarvis, of Clewiston; son
Gary Jarvis, of Cle%%iston; daughter
.Donna Bowers, of Clewiston; sister
Margaret Torres, of Ft. Lauderdale,
10 grandchildren, and two great-
grandchildren.
Services were held March 5,
2005 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home
with burial services taking place at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. The Rev-
erend George Bryant officiated and
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, Inc., of
Clewiston, was in charge of the
arrangements.


faxed to 983-4316, or mailed to:
Sweet Taste Recipe, P.O. Box
1073, Clewiston, Florida 33440..
Sunrise service
A Sunrise Service will be held
March 27, at 6 a.m. at Apostle
Faith Church of Jesus, at 1701,
13th St., Harlem Division. Rev-
erend Ezette Smith will be the
speaker and sponsored by
Clewiston area Ministerial Associ-
ation. i
First Christian Church'
Easter activities
First Christian Church, 201 N.
Francisco St., has big plans for
Easter according to Minister Jack-
ie Miller. They will begin the day
with a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in
the church sanctuary. There will
be special music and a message;
This will be followed by breakfast.
At: 10 a.m. the Youth of the
Church will be presenting their
Easter Program. This is under the
direction of Kathleen Thompson
and dLMary Faith BartQn, assisted by
Lisa Castellanos.
'At 11 a.m. the :Church Choir


will be presenting the Easter Can-
tata, ,"Glory in the Cross", under
the direction of Jackie Miller.
Soloists include: Mike & Deanna
Walker, Heather Giddens, Mary
Faith Bartcn, Kathleen Thompson
and Bobby Miller.
At 6 p.m., the youth will be
enjoying an Easter Egg Hunt
under the direction of the youth
sponsors, Kathleen Thompson,
Mary Faith Barton and Lisa Castel-
lanos.
At '7 p.m., concert soloist
Thomas Shelton will be present-
irig a concert to cap off the day.
Mr. Shelton is from Zanesville,
Ohio, and has conducted con-
certs throughout the states and.
has been at First Christian' Church
several times in the past. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to enjoy
these Spiritual Festivities.
VFW elects officers
Election of officers for VFW
Post 4185, in Clewiston, will be
take place at the April 5 meeting.
It is important that you attend and
vote for the person of your choice.
The meeting will be held at 501 S.
Francisco St., at 6 p.m.


Bingo at Brighton Casino Free Ride


Sterling Gambling Boat Cruise ~ $20
receive $5 match play, Free Buffet & Free Drinks while playing.
Next Trip Scheduled for April 4, 2005

Leisure Lady Cruise ~- $20
receive $10 match play & Free Lunch with 2 Free Drinks &
all Drinks Free while playing.

Hard Rock Cafe -~ $20
receive $15 gaming money & $5 food voucher .

Pick Up Available In
Clewiston, Belle Glade & Moore Haven
Call for more information
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Engagement


Michael Hevey and Jessica
Swiney
Haley Swiney and Michael'
Justin Hevey Jr. would like to
invite all to the wedding. of their
parents, Jessica Swiney and-
Michael Hevey Sr;, March 26, 2005
at Belle Glade Alliance Church at
4 p.m. A reception will follow at
Club 21, also known as the old
Banyan Tree.


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Clewiston Bakery & Deli opens doors


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The Clewiston Bakery & Deli tables and chair rentals, a bounce
celebrated their grand opening this house and much more, but their-
past week to the delight of many out of store services are just the
hungry first time customers who beginning to the delights inside.
sampled a variety of goodies "We are a very refined bakery
offered by the city's newest store. with a variety of Cuban and Euro-
Owned by Alberto and Nieves pean pastries," said Mr. Rodriguez. i (
Rodriguez, with Jose and Jose Jr. "We are a family-owned business
Cisneros working together with the and we are here to serve the peo-
owners, the Clewiston Bakery & pleof Clewiston."
Deli is located at 720 Suglarland While operating in Clewiston,
Hwy., in Clewiston. the bakery and deli wants every- ..
In explaining their future goals body to know what they offer, Staff photo/Ideyvis Gonzales
for the business, Mr. Rodriguez which is a variety of cakes and The Clewiston Bakery & Deli has now opened. Standing with
said, "To serve Clewiston and offer breads, sandwiches, Cuban coffee ust some of the goodies available are, left to right, Jose Cis-
the best we can." and more. just some of the goodies available are, left to right, Jose Cis-
The business offers a full cater- For more information, contact neros Jr., Jose (Pepe) Cisneros, Alberto Rodriguez (owner),
ing service for all occasions, party the business at (863) 983-0333. Nieves Rodriguez (owner and wife of Albert).


Enjoy eggs- but don't hide the hardboiled ones!


Eggs are one of nature's won-
ders.
A whole egg has about 75 calo-
ries. Most of the calories as well as
most of the nutrition is in the yolk.
An egg yolk only has about 17 calo-
ries.
Eggs contain Vitamins A, D, E,
B12 as.well as& choline and folic
acid. Choline is a nutrient the body
used to make the brain .-chemical
that is necessary for memory func-.
tion.
Eggs are a good source of nutri-
tion with about 6 grams of protein
in one egg.
Colored eggs are often used as a
symbol of Easter. If you plan to
color hard boiled eggs this year, just
don't hide them.
Cooking eggs damages the shell
- it creates tiny holes in the shell
that can let in bacteria. Once an egg
is hardboiled, it should be kept
cold. Hiding hardboiled eggs out-
side is potentially dangerous in
Florida, because the eggs will
warm quickly and may become


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Healthier


Life


with Katrina Elsken


contaminated with bacteria.
I always advise using plastic
eggs for Easter egg hunts. You can
put pennies or small toys inside the
eggs. Be careful about putting
candy in the plastic eggs the Flori-
da heat can easily turn candy into a
melted mess.
Hardboiled eggs can be safely
kept in the refrigerator for about a
week, so don't cook more than you
plan to use in week.
The United States Department
of Agriculture offers the following
tips on handling eggs safely:
Keep eggs in the refrigerator


until ready to cook.
Take out only the number of
eggs you need to use.
When ready to use eggs,
remember they roll, so first find a
place to secure them outside the
refrigerator.
Throw out any dirty or
cracked eggs.
Always wash -hands with
warm,. soapy water before and
after preparing eggs.
Crack eggs into a clean bowl.
If some shell gets into the bowl, use
a clean spoon to.get it out.
Throw broken eggshells
directly into trashcan.
Use an egg separator if recipe
calls for separation of egg whites
from yolks into different bowls.
Wash hands with warm
soapy water before adding other
ingredients.
After adding other ingredi-
ents, do not taste raw batter or
dough until it has been cooked.
When cooking eggs, make
sure the egg whites have turned to


a white color and are solid not
runny. The yolk should be begin-
ning to thicken. Scrambled eggs
should not have any liquid.
Dishes made with eggs
should be cooked thoroughly, and
baked goods should b6 solid in the
center when tested with a tooth-
pick.
Measure the temperature at
the center of the cooked egg dish
with a thermometer. Cook until the
temperature in the center of the
dish reads 160 degrees when test-
ed.,
Wash all dishes, pots and
pans, cooking utensils and food
preparation areas with. warm
soapy water as soon as possible
after.use.
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
"healthy."


Don't volunteer so quickly when wife is away
By Robert Buker 21. Remember that bleach cleaned broiler makes a lot of 44. Stack all dirty bowls, etc., in
The following recipe should be removes stains. smoke. sink with the week's dirty dishes
a reminder to long-time husbands 22. Discover that scrubbing 34. Answer call from Protective because of a personal hallucination
who volunteer to cook. paintwith bleach removes paint. Services to convince them fire that convinces you that nothing
1. Agree to cook cake for 4-H 23. Forty-five minutes looking alarm is false alert. tells a woman that you missed her
auction (real plan is to have Bar- for touch up paint (fail to find). 35. Dog is acting funny and better than a 'sink full of dirty
bara help). 24. Forty-five minutes moving looks nervous. (moldy) dishes.
2. Three days before cake is due, kitchen d cor to cover missing 36. Discover that while dog is 45. Under stress, make fatal
realize Barbara is out of town. paint spots. saying, "I love cake batter," the decision that wedding cake plate is
3. Seriously considering moving 25. Re-mix ingredients. cake batter inside dog is saying, old and chipped and can go to 4-H
to Montana or faking epileptic 26. Return to. store for 'missing "Everybody out plenty of exits along with cake
seizures to at oid baking cake. ingredients. no waiting."
-1. Reahze ii's cold in Montana 27. Reflect on conclusion #13 37. Do not let the dog out in Total time to bake cake: Eight
n Pv un h .e Inr .th tb tim,- hours and 25 minutes.


would think seizures were my nor-
mal behavior.
S5' Dri e to store for ingredients..
; 6.,Sinc-e-Barbara s out of town,.
:enjoy freedom and smoke cigar on
way to store.
7. Arrive at store sick and green
from cigar.
8. Forget some ingredients,
because of sickness.'
9. Return home; try to assemble
cooking equipment.
10. Realize that kitchen was
organized by space aliens or at
least, different species. Fumble
around for 45 minutes in locating
Equipment.
11. Read cake irnstrucorns. Real-
:ize they show different cooking
times for 8" or 9" pans.
12. Measure.pans.
13. One set is 8.24" and the
other is 9.1". Conclude that either
instructions and pans are product
of space aliens or the instructions
are just suggestions that can becre-
atively modified and are not precise
like for ammunition reloading.
14. Assemble butter, eggs, and
sugar in mixer.
:; 15. Realize mixer has number
settings and no setting for.'blend"
as called for in instructions.
16. Reflect on conclusion #13
above.
17. Decide the "blend" would
be best at highest mixer setting.
18. -Discover that at highest
mixer setting, a. stick of butter
becomes airborne..
19. Fifteen minutes scraping of
butter off of kitchen walls.
20. Discover that butter stains.


28. Decide that cake pans don't
really have to both greased and
floured, and that grease sounds like
a bad ingredient for a cake anyway.
29. Fill cake pans.
.30. Dog has been a faithful com-
panion and looks wistful. Let dog
lick bowl and spoon (dog loves it)!
31. Bake cakes.
32. Forget that you have broiling
steaks all week because Barbara is
gone.
33. Discover baking with un-


38. Discover that the good smell
of baking cake is ruined by the
combination of smoke and the cre-
atively sick dog.
39. Forty-five minutes of clean-
ing kitchen floor after dog.
40. Take cake out of oven.
41. Discover pans should have
been greased and floured.
42. Dent bottom of pan hitting it
to release cake.
43. Move to creative use of frost-
ing mode.


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

We have the right to know
I'm calling about the sex offenders that were listed on the front
of the paper. Obviously the people that are complaining about the
photos being on the front of the paper were either in the photos or
don't have children. I would like to know if there is a sex offender
living next door to me or if that person has been in my house as a
friend, so I know to protect my child. Photos are put on papers all
over the nation, why should Clewiston be any different?
Lost records?
Mr. Cudworth, at the (hospital), if he cannot find the informa-
tion that pertains to the hospital, then he doesn't need. to be the
administrator of that hospital. Those records. that are apparently
lost, he doesn't need to be there. He should be gone he should
have been gone a long time ago.
Show the women too
I was reading the newspaper about the sexual predators. I
think that the women sexual predators -should also be on the
paper because there is so many of these women babysitting our
kids they could be hiding something and sneak behind our
backs. And someone was talking about how these men were
bothered that their faces got put in there, what about the kids?
They live with this for the rest of their lives. This doesn't get erased.
It causes problems down the line for the child because of that. I
think that everybody in Clewiston, LaBelle, and anywhere all
their faces should be put in there, so we know who is babysitting
our kids and who is living next door.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. You are correct that a grow-
ing number of women sexual offenders are joining the ranks,
which were once the sole domain of men. However, there were
no women offenders listed for the Clewiston area. Nanny and
babysitter abuse is a very serious crime, but the majority of those
crimes come under physical abuse and child neglect laws. We, of
course, advise extreme caution when entrusting children into out-
side adult care, under any and all circumstances.
Thankyou
I was.watching.the news the other night about the young girl
who was taken and murdered by a previous sex offender. I would.
like to thank the Clewiston News for opening the community's
eyes about these crimes against the children and what happens to
them as victims. While I understand these men and their families
may feel ashamed and embarrassed for being in the paper, it is
something that has to be done. Besides, these men had a choice.
All of these men have been found guilty.

She could have lived
Those who objected to the publishing of the sexual offender
and predator photos in the Clewiston News should try watching
. the national news. Recently, a nine-year-old girl in Florida was
abducted from her grandparents' home. -When the man was
done with her, he killed her. The man accused of this horrible
crime is a convicted sexual offender, who was living across the
street. I am sure the family of that little girl wishes they had known
he. was living so near their home. If their hometown paper, had
printed the photos of all area sexual offenders, maybe that little
girl would be alive today.
It is important
This is a concerned citizen and I would like to say that I appre-
ciate that the Clewiston News' published thelsexudl predators that
live in Hendry County. It is important that the community knows
who their neighbors are because you never, know whaltGan hap-
pen. Like the little girl on TV who was killed by a sexual predator.
Did the people know there was a sexual predator in town? If they
did, could there have been something done to stop it? Whether
these people have been convicted or not, it's good to know
whether they could possibly be so sick in the head for wanting to
molest a little child.


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Chihuahua Rainbow Trails
races April 9 helps kids heal
A relay race, featuring all dogs, The Hope Hospice Rainbow
will be take place at Black Gold Trails. Camp for bereaved chil-
April 9 at 2 p.m., with a check in dren helps to heal young hearts
time scheduled for 1 p.m. The relay and change lives forever.
races will feature dogs on-a leash Clewiston area children ages
and two runners. Dogs can be of 66 who have h someone
any breed under 25 pounds, must 61 who. hav someone
be current on all vaccinations and ant in their life die in the
heartworm prevention. They must past year are eligible to attend
also undergo an exam by Dr. Noelle the camp atno cost, on Friday,
Savedoff, which will be offered free June 10 through Sunday, June
of charge. Prizes and trophies will 12.
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on how to pick up an entry form, more information, call (239)
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God's light shines in our darkness


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I am not an early morning per-
son. For many years I threw a
newspaper route. There were
many mornings I got up early to
go duck hunting. There were
times I arose in the wee hours of
the morning to drive to family
gatherings. In my older age, I've
figured that Lhave paid my dues
and now enjoy sleeping in a little
bit.
It is perfectly okay with me if
the early bird gets his slimy little
worm'- I never much cared for
worms anyway! For me, the
crack of dawn now comes at
seven or eight in the morning,
give or take, and while I enjoy a
good sunset, I also enjoy a com-
fortable bed, thank you very
,much.
But there is one sunrise that I
make a point to see every year if
possible Easter Sunrise. I
remember Easter Sunrise in the


Keys when I was about eight. I
remember Easter Sunrises while
at the University of Florida. I
remember Easter Sunrises since
I've been here in Clewiston,
What is it about Easter sunrises
that leave childhood memories,
gets a college student out of bed,
and causes a man to leave his
comfortable bed?
"While it was still dark, Mary
came to the tomb." Mary went
expecting to find a heavy stone
sealing the grave. She went
expecting to find death. She went
expecting to mourn. She went to
the tomb while it was still dark,.
That's how' Mary experienced
Easter. She went to the tomb
while it was still dark but in
that darkness she found a light -
a light that has shown brightly
throughout generations.
The reason I get up early on
Easter morning is to celebrate
that light. The sun has risen on
our Easter. In the hours and days,
weeks and months that have


passed since that day, stories of
resurrection have emerged from
the darkness. Heroes, hope, and
help emerge still to light the way
out of the darkness that descend-
ed on that morning.
We don't come expecting to
find that huge stone in the way,
for we know it has been rolled
away. We don't come expecting
to find death. We expect life. We
don't come to mourn, but to cele-
brate. No dirges for us this morn-
ing! We want trumpets and
shouts of "Alleluia!" We want to
hear the strains of "Christ the
Lord is Risen Today!"
This year, the Clewiston Minis-
terial Association is hosting a 6
a.m. community Easter Sunrise
service at the levee near the boat
launching area. I invite you to join
me and others like me who will
get up early to watch the sun
come up over the lake, and to cel-
ebrate God's Son rising in our
lives.
From where does our hope


come? It comes from God, who
put it in our hearts, who put it in
creation! Our hope comes from
the promise that the light of God's
love dispels' darkness. It' is
because we' believe that promise
that we gather on Easter Sunday.
in such numbers, with such fan-
fare! It is because we believe that.
God can shine the light of love
.into every dark corner of our lives
that we celebrate this day of resur-
rection. For the rising of Jesus
from the tomb is a prequel to our
own rising from our own tombs,
whatever they may be, no matter
how large the stone that traps us
inside!
Know this and know it well: In
our times of darkness, God's light
will shine! Never give up hope!
For dawn will come, goodness
will triumph, every tear shall be
wiped dry, and God will reign in
heaven and on earth! Let alleluias
ring! Let the stones roll away! For
Christ is risen! Christ is risen,
indeed!


Harlem Highlights


Easter Sunrise
Services
The annual sunrise services
will be held at the Mt. Calvary
M.B. Church, in Harlem, Easter
Sunday morning at 6 a.m. The
mass choirs will render song
service for'the sunrise .service.
Also', at the 11 a.m. service, Rev.
Dwayne Brown is the speaker
for both services. Breakfast will
be served at the Mt. Calvary
Church in Dr. Martin Luther King
dining area. The public is wel-
come.

Everybody's birthday
and prettyhat parade
The program was attended by
many. There were nine pretty hat
participants in the hat parade,
led by Pamala Jackson. The fol-
lowing women took part in the
pretty hat parade: Evelyn Joyner,
Mrs. Denise Williams, Mrs.-
Blondera Reid, Mrs. Helen Baily,
Mrs. Debra Casseberry, 'Mrs.
'Margaret Brown, Mrs. Green-
land, and Mrs. Emma Dixon,
who was the first place winner.
All the hats were pretty.
All the tables were beautifully


By.
Emma
Dixon '


decorated. Dinner was served
buffet style.

Glades Choir Union
There won't be a Glades
Choir Union on the fourth Sun-
day due to everybody having fun
at the Easter program on that
Sunday. The Glades Choir Union
will be held on the fourth Sun-
day in April at' It. Calvary
M.B.C., in Clewiston at 3:30 p.m.
The public is welcome. Rev.
Dwayne Brown, pastor,

Death notice and
funeral service
A former resident of the
Harlem community, for .a long
time before moving away
around St. Petersburg and Sara-
sota, Mr. Fred Duley, passed
away last week and was brought
home for funeral services, which


Courtesy photo
Mrs. Emma Dixon placed first
in the Pretty Hat Parade, held
in Harlem.
were held at Glorious Communi-
ty Church Saturday evening. The
community sends sypmpathy
out to the Brewister and Free-
man families.

Praise workshop
Many signed up for the Praise
workshop that was held at
Greater Friendship M.B.C. Friday,
March 18-19.- It was conducted
by Minister Walter Bennet, of


Hollywood, Fla., who is a profes-
sional in music. If you didn't
know what key you sang in
when you left her class, you
would know what key you sang
in.

Another passing
A pioneer woman passed
away in Belle Glade. Mrs. Viola
Edward, a long time. member of'
New Bethel M.B.C. Church, and
a well-known citizen in Belle
Glade, had her funeral Saturday;
at 11 a.m., in Belle Glade. Taylor.
Smith and West Funeral Home
were in charge of arrangements.

Sick and shut-ins
Let us pray for the sick and
shut-ins, in their homes and
nursing facilities. A little visit will
help make their day. Also, pray
for the inmates. They need your
prayers, too.

Harlem
Academy Daycare
The center will be closed Fri-
day, March 25, which.is Good Fri-
day and Monday, March 28 for
in-service training.


More Than Just Living: Having A Full Life


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston


The tomb, where Lazarus was
believed to have been buried is
several steps below street level. It
is reached by descending a nar-
row stone stairway with marrow
steps and not much width. When
you reach the bottom of these
uneven steps on the side of a
bleak wall, you are in a small
room with another room at the
end, separated by a partial wall.
Behind this wall is where
Lazarus was supposed to have
been laid.


When I visited Bethany in
Israel and the tomb, I couldn't
help but note how deep under-
ground was the tomb in compar-
ison to other burial places. You
had to really descend. You had to
cross behind a wall. There would
have been no electric light or iron
railing in those days, two addi-
tions that made my descent easi-
er. John's gospel account tells us
that Jesus called "Lazarus, come
out!" (Chapter 11, verse 43) and
he did. A person dead four days,
wrapped with strips of linen,
hears the voice of the Lord and
leaves the tomb.


The story of Easter is about'
Jesus Himself leaving the tomb
and rising from the dead. With
His rising and His message, we
too are called by Him to, "come
out"! The story of Easter is about
our, free from God of eternal life
- the tangible sign of the one
who promised to go before us
arid then come back to take us
with Him.
The story of Lazarus is a prel-
ude to the promise and a witness
to those who we are around that
even death, even being buried
deeply underground, even being
entombed for four days, even
considered dead and wrapped in
burial dressing, would not over-
come the gift of life.
The message of Easter I fore-
shadowed in this miracle and
.restoration of one from the dead.
It is a message to us that even
when we think we are dead, the'
Lord calls us to life.
Earlier in my life, I worked in a
plant with long assembly lines
and watched the people do the
same thing over day after day,
year after year. I listened to them
talk about the TV shows the night
before, their same old weekend
activities and routines. There
were a few though, that had


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I was
tuned into your radio show last
Thursday and caught something
on not letting your dog eat
chocolate. My dog Fred eats
M&Ms by the handful. Wow;,
what's up with the chocolate
thing? Barry in La Mancha -
RPB.
A: Hey Barry. Well alrighty
then! No more chocolate for
your doggie! Really,-it is the very
dark unsweetened dark choco-
late which is most toxic. I am
sure an M&M on occasion will
not be horrible, but as a veteri-
narian, I have to tell you about a
chemical called Pheobromine!
This is the toxic source in choco-
late, which can cause violent
seizures, severe neurologic
problems and even sometimes
death in dogs. It coins the phase,
"Death by Chocolate" eh? So, lit-
tle dogs are most affected, big
ones less so. I am sure you will
use your best judgment Barry.
Do take care Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Why does
my little poodle scoot on his rear
all the time. Is it worms? Or a


bad habit?
Thanks, pre-
fer to 'remain
nameless for
this one!
A: Well
hey there
nameless, or
should I say
CHICKEN!
SHa! Well,
this is nothing to be ashamed of,
or set yourself back in therapy,
etc! Your doggie is having-prob-
lems with his anal glands! Yuk! I
know. Also, worms could be a
possibility too. So get your dog
checked for worms and have his
anal glands expressed. It's an
experience only for the strong at
heart. Ha! Write back afterwards
and let me know how you fared!
Much Luck Chicken! Doc Savvy.
E-mail all your pet questions
to DocSavvy@aol.com and
check out your answers weekly
in the pet corner! Be sure to tune
into "The Savvy Vet Show" each
and every Thursday at 10:30
a.m. on 93.5FM The Big
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another life beyond their daily
routines. They were building
houses, taking courses, develop-
ing new relationships, traveling,
learning about new things. There
was something much more
"alive" about those persons and
they were happier, more fulfilled
than some that seemed- nearly
"dead" in their routines that
seemed like ruts.
I decided that I wanted to be.
with the living and worked to
keep my life full.
After gathering up some
money, I returned to school and
explored whole new worlds and
built on the foundation of the liv-
ing that God was leading me
toward finding. Since then, I've
found that there are those who
are alive but only nearly alive;
trapped in routines and ruts
often of their own making and at
least- of their own participation.
There are others who are nearly
dead physically, but ever so alive
by their spiritual conquests, by
their capacity to love and be


loved, by their always growing
and learning more about God's
worlds. Their lives are full and
they savor every moment.
The message of Easter is to
have a new life; Jesus was raised
from the dead and promised that
we would share life with Him
when this life is over.
In the meantime, the gift is His
-call for us to "come out!" of the
tomb that keeps us from having
less than all God intends and live
life as fully as we can.
Easter symbols eggs and
rabbits speak to us about the
life that is waiting to happen and
waiting to be born; the creatures
known for their spreading life
and giving life abundantly. The.
story of the Resurrection is that
we are to have a full life too so
full that it can't even end and will
spill over into eternity. "I have
come that they my have life, and
have it to the full" promises of
the Lord (John 1,0;10). May we
come out and have it to the full.
Happy Easter!


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FHP launches "Operation Safe Break"


Tallahassee Colonel Chris
'knight, director of the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP),
announced plans for "Operation
,Safe Break", scheduled for
March 18 through April 28. The
operation is to coincide with
spring break activities through-
out Florida.
"We have noticed throughout'
the years that during spring
break, many students attempt to
drive long distances at high
speed, in many cases, without
resting in order to reach their
spring break destination," said
Colonel Knight. "These. factors
sometimes result in drivers
falling asleep at the wheel -and
ending ,up crashing, sometimes
with unfortunate results," he
added.
Historically, March and April
have been the peak months each


year for traffic crashes in Florida.
These two months correspond
with several special events in
Florida, which increase traffic
volumes and the types of travel
that are more likely to lead to
traffic fatalities.
The special events, which
actually begin in February, cause
an increase in travel throughout
the state. Bike Week and race
weeks in Daytona Beach, Spring
Break, and Easter vacations all
contribute to an increase.in the
number of vehicles on Florida's
roadways. Add to this the onset
of-the northern migration of the
state's "seasonal" population
and the scene is set for.major
traffic challenges.. ,
In an effort to provide the citi-
zens and visitors of Florida with
a safe driving environment dur-
ing this period, the FHP will be


conducting "Operation Safe
Break", which details in all 10
field troops statewide.
Special overtime funding pro-
vided by the Florida Legislature
will be used in order to increase
the presence of troopers on
interstates, state roads, the Flori-
da Turnpike, and other areas
where law enforcement pres-
ence is essential. Troopers will
be using radar, laser, aircraft,
Mercury Marauders, and
unmarked patrol cars in their
enforcement efforts.
"Through the use of selective
enforcement details and
increased visibility of our troop-
ers, we hope to experience a
safer spring break period this
year," stated Colonel Knight.
Each FHP field troop has
planned different enforcement
activities for the. duration of


Operation Safe Break, however,
the overall goals of the initiative
are the same:
To reduce traffic deaths,
injuries, and property damage
attributed to vehicular and
pedestrian traffic.
To aggressively enforce all
laws related to traffic flow.
To reduce criminal activities
occurring on targeted roadways
through detection, prevention,
and aggressive enforcement.
To create a safer driving envi-
ronment through public educa-
tion concerning safety belt
usage, awareness of driving
under the influence, and the haz-
ards of speeding.
To maintain high visibility'
patrol and assist the motoring
public, while ensuring the safety
of those traveling our highways.


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Thanking the Fire Department
The local Girl Scouts took time out Monday evening to thank the Belle Glade Fire Department for working with them con-
tinually throughout the year. The girls presented a plaque thanking the members of the fire department.


Crimestoppers Belle Glade arrest report


The Palm
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Office is notifying the public that
six head of cattle were found in
the Eastern District of Hendry
County, somewhere in thevicini-
ty of Montura.
To claim the six head of cat-
tle, please contact the sheriff's
office, at 983-1440 for further
information.


The Clewiston News,
Belle Glade. Sun and
Glades County Democrat
welcomes all information
submitted by law
enforcement agencies.


March 15: Samuel Grant, 46,
felony retail theft.
March 15: Michael Lamont
Steward, 30, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams.
. March 16: Juvenile,, 17, crimi-
nal mischief.
March 16: Eddie D. Brooks, 30,
domestic battery.. .
March 18: Juvenile,. 13, burgla-
ry, to a structure, resisting officer


without violence.
March 18: Juvenile, 13, burgla-
ry to a structure, resisting officer
without violence.
March 18: Jessie Brinson Jr.,
36, attempted sexual battery,*
domestic battery, child abuse,
and aggravated assault.
:March 18:. Jemeko Evans, 26,
three counts of forgery and one
count of grand theft.


Vehicle Checkpoints


The Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP)' is releasing a list of.
intended vehicle checkpoints
. to check for. driver license vio-
lations and vehicle safety-
measures.
The' following checkpoints.
are in Hendry .and -Glades,
Counties.
Week of April 1-7: CR-832
and U.S.. Sugar; Canal Aenue,
a quarter mile north of SR-25.
Week of April 8-14: Lew\is
Boule ard, two miles south of
SR-25; Crescent Avenue
Week ,:.f April 15-21: Flacg
Hole.Road, two miles south of-
SR-25; CR-731 in Muse Road.
Week of April 22-28: Devils
Garden Road near Departmernt
of Trarisportation entrance:
Crescent Avenue.


Week of April 29-30: Lyons
Park .and 'CR-78;. SR-29, two
miles south o' LaBelle
FHP conducts these checks
recognizing the danger to the,
public by defective vehicle*
equipment. Troopers will con-
centrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with
defects .such as bad brakes,
%%orn tires, and defective light-
ing equipment.
In addition, attention Will
be directed to. drivers who
i\ould violate the driver license
la\\ s o Florida.
FHP has found these check-
points to be an elective means
:of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Flori-
da while ensuring the protec-
tions of all motorists.


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March-19: Emilio Bonilla, 48,
domestic battery.
March 19: Ema Joseph, 19, fail-
ure to appear warrant; driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
March 19: Dexter Gibson, 32,
resisting officer without violence.


March 19: Yves Jupiter, 18, L ", .-."
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feral hog population and protecting the ecological values on the
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, West of Us 27.


Permits will be issued for two hog control time periods, April 8-10,
2005 and April 15-17, 2005. Twenty-five permits will be issued for
each hog control period. Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-
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be distributed at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the
FEC Campground located on US Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
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Coalition commends SFWMD executive director


By Pete Gawda
Regulation of lake levels wa:
one of the topics of discussion a
Thursday's meeting of the County
Coalition for Responsible Manage
ment of Lake Okeechobee and St
Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuar
ies and Lake Worth Lagoon.
Outgoing executive director o
South Florida Water Managemen
District (SFWMD) Henry Dean
and Colonel- Bob Carpenter of the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineern
(COE), Jacksonville District, were
featured speakers at the meeting
which was held at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center.
The coalition is made up of
county commissioners represent-
ing Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin
Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades,
Highlands, and Osceola Counties.
Colonel Carpenter gave an
overview of COE's operations, -he
said his organization has three
objectives: Supporting the econo-
my, helping fight the war on terror
and environmental involvement.
He said COE also provides engi-
neering support to other govern-
ment agencies.
During last year's hurricanes,
the colonel said COE provided
water, power to .hospitals, tempo-
rary roofing and temporary hous-
ing.
The colonel said that COE is
dedicated to south Florida ecosys-
tem restoration. He said that seven
miles of the Kissimmee River
restoration have been done and
that the entire project would be
completed by 2011.
He discussed other COE proj-
ects such as aquifer storage and
recovery, surface water storage
Sand storm water treatment areas.
i The colonel said COE's work is
done in sequence of five-year plans
and that the Indian River Lagoon
was one of their priority projects.
He discussed the Lake Okee-
chobee lake level regulation sched-
ule. The colonel said that in the
spring of 2004 there was tempo-
rary deviation of the lake level regu-
lation schedule to allow for more
flexibility. By May 1, the lake was
down to 14 feet.
As it turned out, he said that was
good since the state was hit with
four hurricanes.
By May 1 of this year, he
pledged to have the lake level as
dose to 14 feet "as God will allow
us."
One of COE's priorities is main-
taining the integrity of the Hebert
Hoover Dike.
He said the- C:rmprehensike
Ererglades Restor.ior Plan com-
ponents are the real drivrterti"help
us manage water.
Revising the lake level regula-
tion schedule to make it more flexi-
ble and more responsive to weath-
er conditions will require public
review, expense and.it will be a
long haul, the colonel predicted.
Mr. Dean, who is retiring after
30 years of government service,
noted there has been limited suc-
cess in the last five years on water
quality because of the condition of
the lake. However, he said progress
was being made with storm water
treatment areas (STAs).
"We need to redouble. our
efforts to put more funding toward
Lake Okeechobee restoration," he
asserted.
The executive director said the
SFWMD needed to do better on
.. removing pollutants from water on
site before it reaches the lake..
He said SFWMD is dedicated to
design and construction of reser-
voirs to store water to keep it from
having to flow into the estuaries
and upset their salinity.
"There is no good solution
immediately. We need to move for-
ward with water treatment and
storage," he said
He noted that Wednesday's
Slake level was lower than the level
on that date year ago.
"I am committed to staying on a
. temporary deviation schedule and
making pulse releases,"; he added.
He said that on Wednesday
SFWMD instituted a 10-day pulse
release.
He, too, pledged to have the
lake at 14 feet by June 1.
He said SFWMD wants to pro-
vide the most reasonable lake level
regulation schedules while at the


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Retiring South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Henry Dean was pre-
sented a plaque for his "wise management of Lake Okeechobee and its concerned estuar-
ies" by members of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee
and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon. Members of the coali-
tion standing behind Mr. Dean are: (left to right) Glades County Commissioner Alvin Ward,
Okeechobee County Commissioner Clif Betts, Osceola County Commissioner Ken Smith, St.
Lucie County Commissioner Joe Smith, Highlands County Commissioner Edgar Stokes,
Palm Beach County Commissioner Warren Newell, Martin County Commissioner Sarah
Heard and Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, chairman of the coalition. The presenta-
tion was made Thursday morning at the Okeechobee County Civic Center.


same time working on STA and
water storage.
"We are fully committed to con-
tinuing land acquisition to the max-
imum," he said. However, he
noted that skyrocketing land prices
were a factor.
Mr. Dean discussed various
SFWMD projects.
He said that the best news of
last year's Lake Tohbpekaliga draw
down was that SFWMD was able
to work with landowners to store
water. He said the lake was down
to 12.2 feet in August after the draw
down because of water storage.
Mr. Dean suggested possib:L
storing, more water on private-
lands in order to bring the lake level
down without discharging water
into the estuaries.
Kdn Lindahl, a member of
SFWMD's governing board,
pledged to keep up the momen-
tum started by Mr. Dean, after Mr.
Dean's retirement. He commend-.
ed Mr. Dean for his leadership of
SFWMD, saying Mr. Dean was th'e
kind of man who will "lead follow
or get out of the way."
Former Okeechobee County
Commissioner David Hazelliefwas
presented a plaque in recognition
of his service as chairman of the
coalition during his tenure as corr-
m issioner. .. -
Dr. Raz) mond Jones, retired
botanist, urged lower lake levels
He said that lowered and fluxuat-
ing lake levels are best for the env -
ronment and for the economy.
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society spoke in favor of legislative
appropriations for lake projections.
He said many submerged
plants Were lost recently because
of the turbidity of the water. He
urged continued releases to bring
the lake down to 13.5 feet. He said
greater releases' might be neces-
sary in May. -
The coalition also passed a res-
olution in support of adding a
water quality component to the
C43 project in H-endry County.
A planned field trip to the Tayloi
Creek STA on Grassy Island Ranch
and the McArthur Dairy was can-
celled because of the weather. The
purpose of the Taylor Creek STA is
to treat 10 percent of the water
from Taylor-creek by diverting ii
.into a 1.6-mile STA that .parallels
the creek before returning the
water back to the creek. The
objective is 'to remove phospho-
rous.
The treatment system at the
Macarthfir Dairy is one of 13 state-
funded projects under the Phos-
phorous Source Control Grant Pro-
gram. The system diverts
\ asle\\ aer Irom the batr, Ihrough
a grit screen and a sand separator
to remove solids and then a chem-
ical process provides water treat-
ment. The treated water is recycled
back to the dairy operation, while
the sludge generated in the
process is collected for future off-
site use.


Staff photo/P'ete Gawda
Former Okeechobee County Commissioner David Hazellief
was honored Thursday for his service as chairman of the
County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okee-
chobee and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon. Mr. Hazellief (left) was presented a
plaque by current chairman, Lee County Commissioner Ray
Judah. The presentation took place at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center.


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March 24-26
Continuation of Spring Break

Primary Schools
Tuesday, March 29
Teriyaki wonder bites
California Blend
Orange juice
Homestyle dinner rolls


Central Elementary School recently celebrated Black History. Kindergarteners partici-
pated in the program.


Wednesday, March 30
Hamburgers
Lettuce and tomato
Pickle slices
French fries
Banana
Chocolate pudding
American cheese slice
Thursday, March 31
Pepperoni pizza
Corn
Tossed salad

Secondary Schools
Tuesday, March 29
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Fresh apples
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Grape slushi
Wednesday, March 30
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Thursday, March 31
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First United Methodist Church
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of course, Easter egg hunting.
Activities will'begin at 10 a.m.
and will be followed by a hotdog
lunch. Children through the fifth
grade should bring baskets to
collect eggs. Call 983-5269, for
more information.


Third, fourth and fifth grade girls at Central Elementary School perform an African folk
dance as part of the school's celebration of Black History Week.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 24, 2005


Alico shareholder provides assurances
LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS- are "independent" as defined in also serve on the Alico Board and tors on Monday March 21st, 2004,
DAQ: ALCO) one of the South's Nasdaq Rule 4200 and also who that no Director serving on the where John R. Alexander
best known agribusiness compa- are not directors, officers, Alico Board will also serve on the resigned as Chairman and CEO
nies operating in Central and employees or stockholders of ABT Board. and from the Board of ABT, and
Southwest Florida, and with ABT or family members of a direc- J. D. Alexander, on behalf of Baxter G. Troutman resigned
approximately 141,000 acres in tor, officer, employee or stock- ABT, informed Alico, "ABT from the Board, both effective
real estate holdings, announced holder of ABT. remains co mmitted tits invest- immediately, In addition, J. D.


today that it has received a letter
outlining certain governance stan-
dards, practices and procedures
which Atlantic Blue Trust, Inc.
("ABT"), a 48 percent shareholder
in Alico's common stock, has
notified Alico that it intends to fol
low.
The letter, filed with the SEC
on March 22, 2005, advised
Alico's Board of Directors that in
the interest of providing assur-
ance .of its continuing commit-
ment to reasonable and appropri-
ate corporate governance
standards ABT is committing
through Alico's 2007 annual
meeting: ,
To vote its shares of com-
mon stock at Alico's annual
shareholder meeting to elect
director nominees such that .a
majority of Alico's Board of Direc-,
tors is comprised of directors who


Not to acquire, through
open market or private purchas-
es, more than 55% of Alico's out-
standing common stock on a fully
diluted basis.
Not to engage in any related
party transaction with Alico or any
of its subsidiaries unless such
transaction is approved by a
majority of the independent direc-
tors on Alico's Board of Directors
(or a committee of Alico's Board
of Directors comprised entirely of
independent directors).
To separate the person serv-
ing as the Chairman and CEO of
Alico and the person serving as
the Chairman and CEO of ABT so
that the top executive officer at
each Company is a different indi-
vidual.
To separate the Directors of
Alico and ABT such that no Direc-
tor serving on the ABT Board will


ment in Alico, Inc. Moreover ABT
has at all times insisted on and
supported reasonable and appro-
priate governance standards, pro-
cedures and practices. Given the
recent confusion caused as a
result of the resignation of certain
Directors, ABT thought it advis-
able to re-confirm formally these
good governance commitments
to Alico."
Greg Mutz, Chairman of
Alico's Nominating Committee,
stated, "I am pleased by ABT's
voluntary assurances of good cor-
porate governance and I believe
that this will facilitate the Nomi-
nating Committee's search for
prospective nominees to the Alico
Board of Directors."
In accordance with their com-
mitment to the corporate gover-
nance standards, ABT held a
meeting of their Board of Direc-


Courtesy photo
Red Cross Youth Club
The Red Cross Youth Club held their first meeting March 22, at the Youth Center. The club
is for students ages 12 and up. The next meeting will be held April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Youth
Center For more information contact the Youth Center at (963) 983-1492


Alexander was named as new
Chairman and CEO of ABT. He
assured Alico that he would
resign from the Alico Board as
soon as another Director had
been appointed to the Alico
Board.
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 141,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. The com-
pany is involved in various opera-
tions and activities including cit-
rus fruit production, cattle
ranching, sugarcane, sod produc-
tion, and forestry. The Company
also leases land for farming, cattle'
grazing, recreation and oil explo-
ration, and is. increasingly
involved in exploring real estate
development:in and beyond its
holdings.


Livestock
report

Florida Livestock Auc-
tions, receipts totaled 5,734
compared to last week,
54404 and 6,155a year ago.
According to the Florida
Federal-State Livestock Mar-
ket News Service: Slaughter
cows and bulls were steady,
feeder .steers and .heifers
were 1-2 higher..
Slaughter cows: Lean 750-
1,200 pounds; 85-90 percent:
46-52.
Slaughter bulls: Yield
Grade No. 1-2 1,000-2,100
pounds 59-70.
Feeder heifers: Medium
and large fram No. 1-2; 200-
300 pounds -- 137-205; 300-
400 pounds -. 120-156; 400-
500 pounds -- 109-136.
Feeder steers: Medium
and large frame No. 1-2; 200-
300 pounds -- 150-205; 300-
400 pounds -- 130-175; 400-
500 pounds-- 120-143.


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Cops N Kids Golf Tournament planned Law fficesofRobert L aughn, PA.
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* Palm Beach County PAL will
be hosting the 1st Annual "Battle
pf the Badges" Golf Tournament
to be held at Emerald Dunes Golf
lCourse in West Palm Beach, Fri-
Slay, May 13, 2005. The tourna-
ment will begin at 1:30 p.m. and
Conclude with an awards ban-
Iquet at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Teams from the Palm Beach


County Sheriffs Office, FHP, FBI,
DEA, Secret Service, US Attorneys
Office, State Attorneys Office,
School Board Police, Florida Fish
and Wildlife, and local Police
Departments; West Palm Beach,
Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gar-
dens, Delray Beach, Lantana,
Palm Beach, Atlantis, Boynton
Beach, Ocean Ridge, and Palm


Springs will compete in this first-
ever event.
Each Law Enforcement
Agency will be teamed with a
local PAL youth and a local busi-
ness sponsor to form the four-
man team.
All funds raised for this event
will go to the Palm Beach County
PAL, Inc. (a 501 (C)(3) organiza-


tion, Federal Tax ID: 65-0461384).
Funds will be used to assist PAL
with providing youth organized
and structured programs and
events throughout the year. You
can view' many of these activities
at www.pbso.org/pal
For sponsorship information,
please contact Scott Scrivner at
(561) 688-4087..


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Sports Briefs


SCoaches 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
hew members are: President Ben
Cutshaw, Vice President Charles
Pelton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
k228-3986), 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
travel baseball with two new
travel teams for ages 12 and
under and for those 14 and
under. Home games are played
at the Sugarland Park Sports
Complex. Admission is free.
Concessions are available. All"
games are double-headers. Fol-
low the league and standings
online at www.AAUGOLD-
COST.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.


Belle Glade
Black Gold Tennis
Join in for a morning of fun and
competition at the Belle Glade
Black Gold Tennis Tournament!
Every player or team will play at
least three pro-set matches using a
compass format where competi-.
tors advance towards players of
comparable ability. Beginners to *
advanced, in shape or out of
shape, everyone is welcome. No
entry fee. Singles are Saturday,
April 2. Doubles are Saturday, April
9. Call Ken Buchanan at.(561) 996-
6107 for details and to participate.


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Lady Tigers dominate LaBelle track meet
By Mark Young Brittany McNeal, and Hegley time of 43.6. Abreu won the 400- events, as well. McNeal took sec
teamed up to take second in the meter race with a time of 1:07:8 ond place in the discus while


The Lady Tigers, representing
Clewiston High School, emerged
from their March 15 meet, host-
ed by LaBelle, with the victory.
' Taking all three top spots in
the 200-meter race were Evelyn
Thompson who captured first
place with a time of 27.67, Tequi-
Ila Weston was just off winning
pace after posting up a time of
27.75 for second place. Round-.
ing out the top three for Clewis-
ton was Mary Hegley and Aracia
Sierra grabbed a fifth place
points' position.
Alma Vasquez, Alisa Abreu,


4x400 relay race, while Kimberly
Holley, Ivanna Cruz, Vasquez,
and Abreu ran their way to first
place in the 4x800 relay race
with a time of 11:53.
The Lady Tigers swept the top
four positions in the 100-meter
hurdles,, with Sandra James cap-
turing the top spot with a time of
20.86. Melanie Watson took sec-
ond, Robretta Weekley grabbed
third, and Jessica White brought
home fourth place.
Curtissa Franklin, Weston,
Araceli Sierra, and Thompson
won the 4x100 relay race with a


while Cruz and Holley took
fourth and fifth respectively to
add to Clewiston's points totals.
Putting the Lady Tigers back.
in first place was White who
won the 300-meter hurdles
with a time of 1:04:58. Under a
second off the winning pace
was Melanie Wilson, Sada
James took fourth, and Week-
ley captured fourth to give the
Lady Tigers a sweep of the
event.
The victories didn't stop on
the track, as the Lady Tigers put
up solid numbers in the field


Jade Weiss contributed with a
fourth place performance.
Dynisha Thomas won the
shot put event with a distance of
28'4" and Kiomi Williams added
a second place performance.
Curtissa Franklin won the triple
jump after launching herself to a
distance of 27'7" and James
took second place for the Lady
Tigers.
Clewiston won the event out-
right, with the host team from,
LaBelle taking second, Evangeli-
cal was third, and Lake Placid
rounded out the four-team field.


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last week unanimously authorized and Water Quality Area.
the acquisition of approximately "The 'District's steadfast com-
1,245 acres in St. Lucie County for mitment to continue the momen-
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Indian River Lagoon South Restora- restoration is demonstrated once
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Plan. The land transfer is part of FP's
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projects put on the fast track for
completion under the South Flori-
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more than a decade ahead of
schedule.


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tion."
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billion Comprehensive Everglades
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greater Everglades ecosystem.
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one of four above-ground reser-
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Lucie counties to capture water
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ly, these reservoirs will provide stor-
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greallt reducing the need to send
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Continued From Page 1
best float in the parade.
At the fairgrounds, over 70
excellent exhibits were set up for
onlookers to gaze upon. The best.
Hendry County has to offer was
on display from the opening of
the festivities until the final day.
There was also a livestock auc-
tion Friday night and a horse
exhibit and show on Saturday.
Midway rides and good old- "fair
food" were available and utilized
by fair connesuirs.
Friday and Saturday at the
Youth Livestock Cook Shack
Famous Hamburgers tantalized
the taste buds and filled up the
gullet, so no one had to cook din-
ner before heading out to the fes-
tivities.
The 21 trustees and directors
of the fair board have worked for
a year on this event and their time
and dedication proved to be a job
well done.
The first prize plaque for the


Abuse,
Continued From Page 1.
bringing attention of the many
services available to families with
young children. Typically, most of
the services offered tend to focus
on pregnant women and parents
who have newborns through the
age of five.
But the ultimate goal this
month, is to bring awareness to
the child abuse and neglect and
the programs .available to help
families and children who may be
in this darksituation.
"We can help teach parents
how to deal with stressful situa-
tions, which is something that is
prevention of child abuse -
meaning how can. we help par-
ents reduce their stressors that


Costs
Continued From Page 1
that is under $200,000, and that
the few remaining -so-called
"bargains" aren't really bargains
at all.
"What you can still find for
around $80,000 is a home that
needs up to $20,000 worth of
work," she said. "You go back to
market and condition and you
find people the cash buyers
- coming in and buying those
houses up, doing the work, and
putting it back on the market to
make themselves a small for-
tune."
It wasn't that long ago when a
yofing family could look at prices
between $40,000-$50,000, as a
"fixer upper". An $80,0000


An enthusiastic flapper (Hubba, hubba!) and her car that's
simply "the bees knees" in Clewiston in the Hendry County
Fair parade in Clewiston Saturday.


best parade entry in the Hendry black truck. The hot pink arch of
County Fair Parade went to 'Palm the float stood out against the sky,
Terrace of Clewiston. showcasing activities 'director,
The float, titled "Remember Susie Cline in her wedding dress,
When" went along the parade next to her husband, David, the
route pulled by Wade Blair's big perfect picture of a bride and


may cause .someone to shake
their child. So, it's informational
on shaken babies, how to deal
with an unruly child and those
kinds of things," she said.
Through the group effort, the
organizations learn about one
another, what each individual
agency provides, and how best to
disseminate information among
the group while providing a solid
foundation of knowing how to
refer families to the best agency
equipped to held resolve'potential
problems.
* Ms. Paskvan said it is impor-
tant to note that while Healthy
Families has a child pre% enrion
and neglect program, the primary
services offered is not a negative
force, more so than offering a
positive parenting focus..
"The program is .about the
winds of change and we don't


affordability rate would have put
that young family into an upper
scale home without the added
6osts. Trends have changed dra-
matically, but overall salaries
have not kept pace with the out
of control real estate market.
"At $100,000 is your basic
starting point now," said Mrs.
Smith. "Even if you could find
one for $85,000 a smaller
two-bedroom home a starter
.home, with a smaller yard,
which is what more people are
looking for, there's just "nothing
there for-them to 'get. Because
anything in the. $75,000 range
will require a substantial amount
of money to fix.".
Mrs. Smith said the costs
associated with the so-called
bargains just don't fit into the
needs of the average two-


Briefs


Clewiston Adult School
The Clewiston Adult School
will be offering the Para Pro Test
March 30, April 13, 27, and May 4
and 11. You may contact the
Clewiston Adult School at 983-
1511 or 983-1512 for more infor-
mation. The Clewiston Adult
School is also offering a variety of
classes that range from GED prep,
ABE, ESOL (English for Speakers
of Other Languages), Basic Com-
puter, Spanish, and' Substitute
Teacher Preparation. Also be sure
to ask about the Hendry County
Adult School Scholarship. You may
contact the Clewiston Adult


School at (863) 983-1511 for more
information.
Community'
Easter Service
Come be a part of a community
Easter Sunrise Service overlooking
the lake, Sunday, March 27. There,
will be-a gathering on the Clewis-
ton levee at 6 a.m. and be blessed
with speakers and special music
from a number of our churches in
the community. Bring folding
chairs or blankets to sit on. Call
983-5269, for more information.
Sponsored by the Clewiston Min-
isterial Association.


focus on.saying 'You're a bad par-
ent,' but how can we can help
parents be better parents," she
said. "People don't realize some-
times that when you have so
many stressors in your life that
you may be on the edge. A lot of
people don't think, 'I'm going to,
go shake a baby.' It's just that they
can get into situations where they
just don't know how to handle it."
The program teaches parents
of young children just what to
expect from their children as they
develop', from. infancy through.
pre-school years.- The education
or pre-knowledge of how a two-
year-old may behave can be an
invaluable tool for young parents
under the stress of raising a child
for the first time while dealing
with the everyday stresses of life,
family, and career.
There is no truer understand-


income household, 'which is
almost a necessity for the mod-
ern day family.. The move-in
price to avoid associated, fixing-
up costs,, typically starts at
$100,000, but even those "mod-
ern day bargains" are not lasting
long.
"They don't last more than
seven days on the market," said
Mrs. Smith. "And that's a long
time to be on the market. Or
we'll have 30 people on a list
waiting and something comes in
at a $100,00d- they take it."
A two-income home making
around $70,000, which is fairly
good money for the average
family, is still looking at an
$1,100 payment, if they come
into the home without any
money. down. While there are a
plethora of programs available


Assistance
Continued From Page 1
and noninsured crops, and 60-
percent of the price for unin-
sured commodities. Previous
disaster assistance provided pay-
ments of 50-percent of the estab-
lished commodity price for
insured and non-insurable crops
and 45-percent for uninsured
crops. The payment limit is
$80,000 per person for all new
CDP payments. .
Producers rhay apply, for CDP
for any crops that are' eligible for


groom. A white, rocking baby
bassinet and toys rounded out the
earlier stage of life.'
Residents of Palm Terrace, a
nursing home in Clewiston rode
the float in style, waving to their
friends and families along the
way.
"Most of our residents have
always lived here in Clewiston,
although Mrs. Wiggins lived in
Moore Haven before she moved
here," said social services director
Peggy Nash.
"We were thinking of doing a
float for the Sugar Festival," said
Marcie.Cole, the' rehabilitation
director for Palm Terrace, who
had enlisted her.significant other,,
Wade Blair to help with the proj-
ect, "but then we realized that the
'Sugar Festival doesn't have a
parade!"
"Thanks to Wade Blair, who
contributed his work vehicle and
a lot offhelp, we all pulled togeth-
er, built the float in about three
days," said Ms. Nash. "The resi-
dents had such a good time wav-
ing to everybody. I'm glad. We all
had such a good time."


ing that first time parents often go
through a learning curve because
children truly don't come with a
readymade handbook loaded
.with specific instructions. But
through agencies such as Healthy
Families, United Way, and the
many organizations affiliated with
the Family Network Services,
"instructions" can be provided.
The, Family Network Services
includes such organizations as
daycare providers, Florida Com-
munity Health Center, 'Hendry
County schools, Glades County
Schools, American Cancer Soci-
ety, REACT, Hendry/Glades Men-
tal Health, and many, many more.
If you are an expectant mother.
or struggling with raising a young
child, learn more about what
services are available by attending
the third annual Children's Fair in
LaBelle.


to provide financing to those
who really can't afford it, getting
the approval for a home at
today's costs can be a long-term
burden on a family. '
It amounts to approximately
one-third of the monthly income
of a family making decent
money, without the associated
costs of car loans, insurance pay-
ments, student loans, family
costs, medical' needs, rising gas
prices, -groceries, and everyday
needs, which already tax the
\\ orkipg family to their limits.
So what is, on the horizon in
terms of real estate and its
affordability to the average
working family? Will the-real
estate bubble ever burst and
,what can be done-to.bring afford-
able housing back to this com-
munity?


coverage under the Federal Crop
Insurance or the Noninsured
Assistance Program. This pro-
gram results from Congressional
passage last October, of the Mili-
tary Construction Appropria-
tions and emergency Hurricane
Supplemental Appropriations
Act.
As part- of the CDP implemen-
tation process,. USDA has pre-
pared a fact sheet that contains
information about the disaster
assistance programs. For more
information on these 'issues, visit
USDA's Web site at http://disas-
ter.fsa.usda.gov..


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-troversy and legal action resulting extrapolated over time, the cost to the study. 2008 were developed in June 2004
:in a stop-and-go approach to the industrywould exceed $2.5 bil- The economic analysis of the before the storms passed through
.removing infected trees a new lion, and the disease would be citrus canker eradication program the state," Spreen said. "Now we
:.University of Florida study indi- well on its way tp destroying the was developed using the predicted are beginning to see new out-
S:cates the benefits of the eradica- Florida citrus industry," Muraro values of the benefits and the costs breaks of citrus canker in South-
-tion program outweigh the costs said. associated with the program. The west Florida and the Indian River
,eight to one. Total cost of the current eradi- summary reports, FE 531 and FE area, which means the program
: "Without the eradication pro- cation program, which began in 532, are available on the UF/IFAS may have to continue beyond
.gram, citrus canker will become 1995, is estimated totbe $477 mil- Electronic Document Information 2008."
-widely established in Florida, with lion, which includes the destruc- Source Web site: Jim Graham, a professor of soil
Serious long-term consequences tion of infected or exposed trees http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/. microbiology at the Lake Alfred
-for the state's $9.1 billion citrus and compensation to homeown- Spreen said the study did not center who is studying the patholo-
:industry," said Ron Muraro, a pro- ers for lost trees. In 2004, produc- measure changes in consumer gy of the disease and evaluating
fessor with UF's Institute of Food ers received approximately $28.4 demand that might occur if the cit- various control methods, said deci-
:and Agricultural Sciences. "It million in compensation from rus disease is not eradicated. sive action is the best policy when
.,would jeopardize our position in state and federal agencies for pro- "Although citrus canker will not canker threatens the Florida citrus
,.the world market." duction lost to canker or exposure. adversely affect human health, the industry. Outbreaks of the disease
: If citrus canker were to become The eradication program is admin- mere image of consuming a prod- have plagued the industry since the
':,endemic in Florida, exports of istered by the Florida Department uct that is visually unappealing '-early 1900s, but have been throt-
: fresh fruit to Europe would likeJy of Agriculture and Consumer Ser- may have a negative impact on the tied by eradication efforts in earlier
.,cease, he said. Over the long run, vices, and the U.S. Department of demand for Florida citrus," he campaigns. Previous programs
-the economic loss due to an Agriculture. said, eradicated canker from the state in
endemicc canker problem would Muraro, based at the UF/IFAS "Opponents say Florida should 1933 and 1994.
.be nearly $2.5 billion. Citrus Research and Education abandon the current eradication "If another outbreak should
: The bacterial disease, which Center in Lake Alfred, said special- program and learn to live'with the occur after Florida has been certi-
SI.causes lesions on the leaves, stems ty fruit would be the only segment citrus canker problem," Muraro fied canker-free, a policy will prob-
!and fruit of citrus trees, weakens of the citrus industry that might said, "They contend that the citrus ably remain in place for immediate
,citrus trees, causing a loss in yields experience a net gain in revenue industry will not incur losses that eradication," Graham said. "Stop-
'and higher production costs. associated with endemic citrus are big enough to outweigh the ping the disease as quickly as pos-
:'Removal and burning of infected canker. The disease would reduce cost of the eradication program, sible minimizes the considerable
,' or exposed trees is the only way to shipments of certain fresh fruit but our research clearly indicates costs of residential and grove sur-
:stop the disease. varieties, thereby boosting the that this would not be the case." veillance for canker and the
According to the study, the market price of fruit harvested The study also shows that the removal infected and exposed
-canker eradication program saves from canker-free groves. The net current, expanded-phase eradica- trees to.Floridians, the federal gov-
*,producers $169.2 million annually gain in prices for specialty fruit tion program, which ramped up ernment and the citrus industry."
.in production costs for items such would reduce the benefits associ- with renewed state and federal Tim Schubert, a plant patholo-
^as extra bactericide sprays in ated with the canker eradication funding in 2000, could have gist with .the state agriculture
S:groves, and processing steps at program by $44.5 million. Never- .removed all trees infected or department's Division of Plant
packinghouses to grade out blem- theless, he said, an endemic citrus exposed to the disease by the end Industry in Gainesville, said the
ished fruit and disinfect clean fruit canker situation would still have of this year. However, because of expansion-of international travel
:7for foreign and domestic markets. an overall negative impact on rev- legal challenges that halted tree and trade increases the risk of inva-
,The eradication program also enue for the industry. removal in Miami-Dade and sive pests and disease such as cit-
"helps the citrus industry avoid The two-year study, funded by Broward counties, the eradication rus canker. Additional resources
.'$84.9 million per year in lost rev- USDA, was conducted by Muraro program will have to continue are needed to detect and guard
venues that would be caused by. and Tom Spreen, professor and until January 2008, the report says. against these exotic pests and
.lower fruit yields and unmar- chairman of the UF/IFAS food and Spreen said the 2004 hurricane pathogens that threaten agricul-
:ketable fruit. By contrast, the annu- resource economics department season "throws another unknown ture natural resources in Florida
i .al cost of the eradication program in Gainesville. Marisa Zansler, an into the equation" because the dis- and the United States, he said.


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'.on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
The purpose of Faith in Action is to
match volunteers with those who
.are chronically ill, to help them with
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. alth in Action volunteers, "care
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helpful services, including making-
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to kick off Clewiston's participation
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Services to help elders and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with such issues
Insurance counseling with a as roof repair, debris removal,
trained SHINE counselor is avail- insurance deductibles, appliance
able every Wednesday morning repair or replacement, chore work,
free of charge at Nobles Center and. etc. Elders in need of help due to
in Moore Haven at Senior Connec- the hurricanes of last summer can
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Turn off the water in the
sink or shower while you're
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Take showers instead of
baths to cut down on the use
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Take a 10-minute shower
instead of a 20-minute one.
In the yard, put sprinklers
on a timer and water in the
morning to minimize evapora-
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Fix leaky faucets or run-
ning toilets.

ELECTRICITY
Turn off appliances and
lights that aren't in use.
S* Replace bulbs with lower-
wattage ones if possible.
Install ceiling fans. Then
you can decrease air condi-
tioning use in the summer and
circulate heat in the winter.
. See if appliances like air
conditioners and furnaces are
energy efficient.
Remove the lint from the
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Turn off the stove or oven
a few minutes before food is
done. Residual heat will finish.
the cooking.
The' oven door should be
closed tightly. If you can't shut
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Cook several dishes in the
oven at once to save heat.
Reduce the temperature
on your gas heater.
Don't heat closets, and
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galore! :1, 2 &) 3 stories on .I ,. ,,* $31,500 oiisirt, no more
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Barn & mobile home also included in
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this cozy 2BR/2BA home sits on almost
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Pioneer'l $189,900


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Bob and Alvaline Lantz when they were courting in the-early
1940s. Bob is wearing his army uniform with the tall riding
boots'worn by mounted units in World War II.
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Taylor Creek Church of the Brethren built by Bob Lantz
father. It was located near where Arnold's Wildlife Sanctuary
is today. Standing in front are, left to right: Buddy LaMartin,
Sun Arnold, Elaine, Martha and Peggy.


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Wild hog visiting a cow camp. Bob Lantz said, "He smelled
the feed we carried up on the truck and he climbed up onto
'the trubk to try to get at it when I took this picture."


By MaryAnn Morris

Avaline Walker Lantz is an
Okeechobee native. Bobs Lantz's
family came to Okeechobee from
Indiana where they had moved
from Lancaster, Pa.
"Bob's dad was pastor of the
Taylor Creek Church of the
Brethren. It was back behind
where Sue Arnold's place is.
(Arnold's Wildlife Refuge.) They
came when I was in fifth grade,
around 1935, said Mrs. Lantz. "His
sister, Martha, became my best
friend and that's when I became
friends with Bob."
Pastor Lantz was a builder,
according to his son. He was pas-
tor of the Basinger Church, and
then he got the Taylor Creek
Church of the Brethren started and
later became the second pastor of
the Abundant Blessings Church,
located on Route 441 North.
"I worked cows for Sonny
Williamson's father. When Alva-
line and I were courting, I would be
out at a cow camp, like Pop Ash
Slough, that's out Route 70 West'
and I'd ride my horse three hours
home Saturday afternoon to go to
church in Basinger on Sunday,
then ride three hours back to camp
Sunday afternoon.
"We made. $1 a day if we rode a
company horse, $1.50 if you rode
your own horse and they'd feed
you and your horse for that," said
Mr. Lantz.
"You'd milk those old Cracker
cows too. Use about a one pound
coffee can'. They didn't give much
milk," said Mrs. Lanlz.
"Itwas something to milk awild
cow," said Mr. Lantz. "Someone
would hold tight to what we called
a drafty pole. It had two holes in the
end and you'd rope the cow's
horns real tight, then twist,,sort of
like using a twitch on a horse, to
take their minds off what you were
doing to them. Then you'd get
what milk you could between
kicks.
"And those Cracker cows could
kick, too," Mrs. Lantz laughingly
remembered.
"We'd go out hunting up the
cows and sometimes we'd; find
wild hogs or they'd come around
our camp, smelling the feed we
carried for the horses. Well, we'd
rope them and tie them up, then
pick them up on the way back. You,
could pen them up and fatten:
them. When they were fat, they'd
make good eating oryou could sell
them for the meat and make a few
dollars. We'd come across Semi-
noles out there. They fattened
hogs, too. When you caught a hog,
you'dcut its ear to make just such a
mark so you could tell whose was
whose. You can't brand a hog
because the brand would grow
out, so you'd cut an ear to mark
them." .
Then World War 11came and on
the morning of Dec. 7, 19- 1, Pearl.
Harbor was bombed by the Japan-
ese "I'll never forget that day, Mr.
Lantz says shaking his head.
"I was working for Sonny
\Williamson's father then out
working the cows. We %%ere up at a
cow camp, back in the north part
of the county out west of where the
state park is now. \We had stopped
to rest the horses. The Durrance
boys had a pickup pulled up under
the camp shelter with the radio on
and Sonny heard the news that
Pearl Harbor had been bombed
and came and told us. I'll never for-
get that."
Mr. Lantz was called up to fight
in World War II, just a couple
weeks after Pearl Harbor, before
Christmas in 1941. "I served in a
remount unit. That's why I wore
tall boots in uniform. We were a
mounted unit."
"We got married during the war,
in August 1943 and settled up in
Basinger. We lived there in the
1940s," said Mrs: Lantz, "Our
house was just where the Basinger
Civic Center is now. It was a story
and a half. There wasn't any elec-
tric there until just before the hurri-


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cane in 1949, Florida Power and
Light wouldn't run power out
there, but Glades Electric came and
they did. Our house in Basinger
had carbon lights. (Carbon fila-
ment came before the tungsten fil-
ament used now.)
"The 1949 storm washed out
the bridge on Basinger Road (now
S.R. 98) across Chandler's Slough.
Rather than drive around, I drove
my Model A Ford Roadster right
through it," chuckled Mrs. Lantz.
"You'd put an old raincoat over
the engine to keep it dry," agreed
Mr. Lantz with a grin. "Drive on in
and come up the other side drip-
ping Hyacinth and green stuff. It
was kind of fun.
"I had a lot of horses over the
years," Mr. Lantz recalled. "One I
remember was named Cricket. He
was a real character. No one could,
ride him but me. He just didn't like
anyone else. He wouldn't even pay
any attention if someone came to
the fence if he was turned out. He
didn't like just fooling around. He
knew his work and he liked to
work. He's lust work for me. When
I decided it was time to quit, I sold
my saddle and all, so I wouldn't be
tempted 'to start back again. It was
dangerous work and after awhile
you know it's time to quit."
"We farmed, too. I had a Ford-
son tractor, not a Ford tractor, a,
Fordson tractor," remembered Mr.
Lantz.
"We called them lightning
rods," commented Mrs. Lantz with
a glance at her husband, "that trac-
tor was -all metal, wheels and all,
and I really worried when he was
out in the fields and a storm would
come up."
Livestock wasn't fenced then.,
Cattle roamed free and grazed
Wherever the grass was gopd.
"After all the problems with the
ticks on the deer and the cattle,
they came. up with what they called
the 'No Fence Law.' Everyone
thought it meant there wouldn't be
any need for fences, but it was a
sneaky' thing, because what it
meant was that if you had no fence
you had no livestock. After that you
had to keep your livestock in or
they weren't yours any more,"
remembered Mr. Lantz.
The-1940s brought changes to
Okeechobee. The Okeechobee
News,.on August of 1942 was able
to report that the county and city'
debts brought on by the hard times
of the Depression in the 1930s
were being settled, "The Federal
court entered a final decree coni-
firming a debt settlement proposed'
by Okeechobee County." :
Glades Electric Cooperative was
formed in 1947 to bring power to
the more rural areas, like Basinger
where he Lantzes lived then.
Because of the spread of disease
carried b\ ticks that infected cattle,
the open range \\as no more and
each rancher by law had to keep
his liKestock fenced in. The storms
in the late 1940s caused the Kissim-
mee River to flood, drowning cattle
in the fields. In October of 1947, a
group of 300 citizens met in Okee-
chobee as the Flood Control Com-
mittee. This group began the work,
which would lead to the formation
of the Central and Southern Flood
Control District and the channeling
of the Kis'simmee River. There was
only one dairy, the "H.L. Chandler,
Dairy.
According to U.S. Census data,
the population of Okeechobee
County dropped from 4,129 in
1930 to 3,000 in 1940, but
improved pasture grasses were
being introduced, and Brahma cat-


tie were being crossed with the
native cracker cows. Land in Dade
and Broward Counties was being
snapped up by developers and.
there was change coming to Okee-
chobee.


EDITORS NOTE: Some infor-
mation for this story came from
U.S. Census data; back issues of
the Okeechobee News, and "His-
tory of Okeechobee", K. Van Land-
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"checkup". Here are six tips
from the Comfort Institute, to
make sure your air conditioner
bills don't blow your cool.
Have your duct system tested
for air leaks. Many assume that
windows and doors are the
major cause of a home's energy-
wasting air leaks. But according
to research by the Department
of Energy (DOE), gaps, joints,
and disconnections in the typi-
cal home's duct system are
much more significant.
The DOE states that the typi-
cal duct system loses 25-40 per-
cent of the energy put out by the
central heat pump or air condi-
tioner. Authorities recommend
having an AC contractor test for
leaks and then seal them with a
brushed on fiber-reinforced
elastomeric sealant. Duct tape
usually dries out and fails. It
turns out duct tape is great for
many things, but sealing ducts
isn't one of them, according to
the Institute.
Ask your AC contractor to
perform an Infiltrometer "blow-
er door" test. The blower door is
a computerized instrument orig-


finally invented by DOE. It pin-
points where your home's worst
air leaks are, such as duct leaks,
and also measures how leaky
the overall house is.
Many homes have significant
air leaks into the attic: Hot, dusty
air often gets drawn in through
recessed can lights and pull
down stairs. New sealing prod-
ucts offer an infiltrometer test as
part of a whole. house health
and comfort checkup that also
checks insulation levels and
overall duct performance.
Close your fireplace dumper.
Did you remember to close after
the last time it was used? Shut it
now or waste precious cool air
all summer long.
Replace your air conditioner
pr heat pump filter. Most sys-
tems need this done every
month to ensure safe and effi-
cient operation. Keep forgetting
to do it? Ask your AC contractor
for information on an extended
surface area whole house filter
that only needs to be replaced
once a year. It also does a far
better job of keeping' your
equipment and the air in your
home clean.
Have, your air conditioner
cleaned and tuned. A pre-season


tune up is a great investment. It
reduces the chances of break-
downs in the middle of summer
and more than pays for itself
through more energy efficient
operations. Make sure the AC
contractor cleans both the
indoor and outdoor heat trans-
fer coils, and checks refrigerant
gas charge by measuring super-
heat of sub-cooling.
Consider replacing your old
air conditioner or heat pump.
Just like a car, central cooling
equipment doesn't last forever.
Is your system more than' 12
years old? Planning to stay in
your home more than a few
years? Many authorities recom-
mend replacing it before it fails
permanently.
A new system improves com-
fort, is more dependable, and
creates less air pollution. New
units are up to twice as energy
efficient, which saves money on
your monthly electric bill.
However, government and
utility research has found that
over 90 percent of newly
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Juice 'jumping' hurts American farmers


LAKELAND The U.S.
International Trade Commis-
sion (ITC) ruled last week that
the revocation of an, antidump-
ing order issued in .1987,
against imports of frozen con-
centrated orange juice from
Brazil, was not likely to cause
material injury to a domestic
industry. The Commission's
findings and opinion will' be'
reported to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce (DOC) by
March 28, and that agency will
then revoke the old order.
The ITC is required to con-
duct a "sunset review" of all
antidumping orders every five
years to determine whether
they should remain in effect by
projecting if revocation would
result in material injury to the
relevant domestic industry.
Florida Citrus Mutual and a,


group of domestic orange
juice processors stated that the
old order was no longer having
.a beneficial impact on the U.S.
market because most of the
relevant producers had been
revoked or excluded from the
order over the years.,
"We expected this result in
the sunset review when we
decided to file the new
antidumping., petition in 2004,"
said Andy LaVigne, executive
vice. president/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual. "Supporting rev-
ocation of the old order was
.the only way to move the new
investigation forward and
address the real injury caused
by recent dumping that
escaped the purview of the
1987 order."
The domestic producers
filed a new antidumping peti-


tion in December 2004 cover-
ing both frozen concentrate
orange juice (FCOJ) and not-
from-concentrate (NFC)
orange juice imported from
Brazil. The ITC ruled prelimi-
narily on March 3 that there
was a reasonable indication of
material injury because of
those imports, and the investi-
gation is continuing in front of
the DOC.
Florida Citrus Mutual,
founded in 1948, is-the state's
largest citrus grower organiza-
tion with more than 11,000
members. The Florida citrus
industry provides a $9.1 billion
annual economic impact to
the state and employs 90,000
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announced
procedures that Floridians
may use to file claims for cash
reimbursement for amounts they
overpaid for the prescription
antidepressant drug Remeron
and its generic equivalent mir-
tazapine. The relief is part of a
$36 million settlement between
the drug's manufacturer and the
50 states..
The nationwide settlement,
reached last October, followed a
ten-month investigation spear-
headed by Texas, Florida and
Oregon. The states alleged that
Organon USA, Inc., and its parent
company, Akzo Nobel N.V.,
unlawfully extended a monopoly
on Remeron by improperly
delaying the availability of lower-
cost generic substitutes, which
resulted in higher prices for those
who paid for the drug. Individual
Floridians who overpaid for the
medication may now begin the
claim process by calling a toll-
free claims line at 1-866-401-6807
or visiting the settlement website
at


www.RemeronSettlement.com.
"The high costs of prescrip-
tion drugs is already a heavy bur-
den for Florida citizens," said Mr.
Crist. "Obtaining this settlement
will provide some welcome relief
to eligible consumers."
The states today launched a
campaign to notify consumers of
the settlement and claims
process, including advertise-
ments in publications such as
Readers Digest, Parade and USA
Today. Pharmacists have also
agreed to help spread the word
to consumers, which Mr. Crist
said will provide an effective
resource for ensuring that citi-
zens learn of the reimbursement
program.
The amount received by indi-
vidual Florida consumers will
depend on the number of claims
actually filed. In addition to those
refunds, the settlement will pro-
duce reimbursement to govern-
mental agencies that paid for ,
Remeron or its generic equiva-
lent. In settling the case, the.
states agreed to reserve a portion
of the settlement fund for public


Easter bunnies may not be a good idea


If you're tempted to surprise
your child with a bunny or chick
on Easter morning, Dr. Bonnie
Beaver, an animal behavior
expert at Texas A&M University's
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences, sug-
gests you think over the idea
carefully-- you may end up with
more eggs in your basket than
you can handle.
Dr. Beaver says it's usually not
a good idea. to give someone a
surprise pet.
S A child getting a pet as a gift
should know about it before-
hand so he or -she can be
involved in the decision-making
'process. The child should have a
say in the selection of an animal
he or she will have for the next
several years," Dr/ Beaver says.
Many times, after the novelty
of a new bunny or chick wears
off, the child loses interest. "If
i this happens," says Beaver, "the
responsibility for the animal's
care may fall to a parent, which
. is often not what the parent.


wants. This can result in pet bun-
nies and chicks being taken to
shelters or abandoned."
Another important considera-
tion when giving a bunny or
chick as an Easter gift is the
expense of maintaining these
animals. There are ongoing feed-
ing expenses as well as the cost
to spay or neuter rabbits (the.
cost is much greater if you don't)
and regular veterinary check-ups
to keep your pet healthy.
Apart from the financial
expenses though, bunnies and
chicks require a time expense
because you must feed and
clean their living areas daily as
well as spend time with them
frequently. When they grow up,.
these animals will need more
space than they did as babies.
You will peed to create an
area for chickens to roost or buy
bunnies a larger cage because,
they are active and need exer-
cise. 'Also, in some regions,
keeping chickens outdoors is
against zoning regulations, so


the giver of a bunny, or chick
should look into the restrictions
around the recipient's home.
If you've been successfully
dissuaded from buying your
favorite child an Easter bunny or
chick, don't despair. There are
many other ways to surprise
your child on Easter. Chocolate
bunnies can often have the same
pleasing affects on children as
the real thihg.
Dr. Beaver says, "If you are
considering giving a child a pet
for Easter, show the recipient a
picture of a pet or give him or
her some information about the
animal and let him or her go
later to select one. This way, you
and your child" can learn more
about the pet .together and
decide whether getting one is a
good idea or not.
"Also, sometimes giving a
stuffed toy to a youngster lets the
child know a pet is coming and
he or she can be part of the deci-
sion on which one to select," Dr.
Beaver adds.


entities across the nation, to be
divided based on population.
The individual public entities that
will receive funds, and the
amount of their recovery, will be
determined at a -later date.
Recovery is also available for
third-party payors such as health
insurance plans.
The settlement, if ultimately
approved by the court, will
resolve
claims brought by state attor-
neys general as well as a private
class action brought on behalf of
a class of end .payors. A Florida
company, Complete Claim Solu-
tions, Inc., of West Palm Beach,
is serving as the states' claims
administrator for the settlement.
Eligible consumers must file
claim forms postmarked no later
than
June 13, 2005, in order to be
eligible for' a refund. The address
is Remeron Antitrust Settlement,
c/o Complete Claim Solutions,
Inc., P.O. Box 24769, West Palm
Beach, FL 33416. The same dead-
line applies to consumers com-
pleting the form online.


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ASSISTANT
Must have computer skills
and knowledge of general
office work. Bi lingual a
plus, Fax resume to
(561)924-9670.
Busy Home
Health Agency
Looking for the following:
Full time RN w/ benefits,
PRN $35 per visit $55 per
admit,MSW, HHA
1-941-505-4663 or fax
resume to:941-575-4445
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Broiler. Nights/days. Also
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ply in person Aft 10am
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^ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY'
(#64031079)
Provides administrative support to Nursing
Director; Need self starter with good secre-
tarial skills & ability to use a variety of com-
puter, software (i.e.,. word, excel, power
point, etc.). Must have valid Floirda driver's
license; background screening & finger-
printing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118
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HANDYMAN
NEEDED
Full or Part Time
Experienced & own tools.
necessary. Apply in person
between 8am-2pm, Monday thru
Friday at The Clock Restaurant,
1030 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Ask for Harry

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE


(#64084599)


LPN position working in LaBelle & Clewiston
Ryan White Title III program; assisting in
clinics; must be willing to learn or use tele-
medicine software & technology. Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus; must have valid
Florida driver's license; background screen-
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Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133 for
more details.


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lic health nursing. ,Must have valid Florida
driver's license; pre-employmenbt drug
testing, background screening & fingerprint-
ing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118 for more
details.


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,Everglades Federal Credit
; Union Receptionist need-
, ed, Previous Phone Expe-
rience Preferred, Proficient
Word and Excel, Bilingual
a +. May apply in person,
mail resume to
1099 W. Ventura Ave,
email to:
efcu@earthlink.net
or fax 866-302-5212.
-Everglades Federal
Credit Union Looking
for Teller. Apply in per-
son, Mail resume to
1099 W. Ventura Ava.
Clewiston FL 33440 or
email efcu@earthlink.
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Experienced Tractor
Operators Needed
To a-pply erbicieffni' Citrus
Groves. Incentive program
& B e n e f it s .. .
Call 863-675-3096
Experience diesal/heavy
equipment Mackinac
Sforshop & road. Only those
With clean driving record
.need apply must
have own tools
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(239)369-6146

HELP WANTED
LAKEPORT
WATER
S ASSOC., INC.
(A member-
i owned,
non-profit,
FL CORP.)
Applicant must ul-
timately perform
all duties and
tasks at Lakeport
i Water. Must earn
Class C Drinking
Water License
within two years.
Applicant must
have valid FL
driver's license.
Accounting
knowledge and
some computer
skills a plus. Pay
dictated by expe-
rience. Uniform,
Insurance, Den-
tal, Paid Vaca-
tion, Sick Time
and Paid Holi-
days. Call Mike at
863-946-1300 or
863-227-1,601.
INow Hiring 2005 Postal
Jobs. $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
paid training/ vacation. No
experience necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
(866)634-1229 x 605.

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hour. Full Federal Benefits
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other clinical services. Prefer
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Weekends la 7p. Requires
previous experience. .
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DISTRIBUTION CLERK
Previous hospital inventory &
computer experience
preferred. ill train.
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Cash register & prior food
service experience desired.
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Beach County. Employee interviews clients in
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services. Employee must provide high quality
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to program services. Associate's degree with
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bination of education, training, and experi,
ence. Position requires that the candidate
possess moderate computer skills and pos-
sess and maintain a current Florida Drivers
License. Bi-lingual strongly preferred. Start-
ing Salary $26,376 yearly.
Applications must be .received by 5:00 P.M.
4/03/05. Submit resumes/applications to:
Position # 163-2125, Attn: HR Coordinator,
HCDPBC, 324 Datura Street, #401, WPB, FL
33401, fax to (561)671-4670 or email to:
employment@hcdpbc.org. EOE, M/F/D/V



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


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Life? Read DIANETICS by
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Rescreening & repair.,
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insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


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


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.


Services




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


P (on.: 561)996-4524
F.: (56!)996-9066


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
S800)462-2000, ext.600.
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established 1977.


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*Drugs "Protect Your
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Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.



Anyone
who has a
problem w/all around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
@ 863-983-7546


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 1,0x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, .secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979


Do-It-Yourself Ideas
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Hanging Loveseat.
This do-it-yourself hanging
loveseal will make a great
winter project in anticipation
of spring. Made of redwood,
it features straightforward
construction techniques' and
full-size traceable patterns.
Simply trace, cut, assemble
and finish.
The completed hanging
loveseat measures 52 in. long
by 23 in. deep by 27 in. tall.
Hanging Loveseat plan
(No. 780)... $8.95
Adirondack Quartet
4 other plans.
(No. C64)... $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:
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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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Lab Work
Done In Office
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventura Ave* Clewision, FL 33440
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510C
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer ,Video 580
Crafts,'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry. 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Suppliest
Equipment 665
Pets.Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 6B5
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER- 3/,2
. Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc, cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.
AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


CHINA SET 24pd, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.


DISHWASHER- new, used
once,. $150. (863)357-
9946.

MAYTAG WASHER
Works good.
$40.
(863)763-6843.
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x' 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746. ,
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
WASHER & DRYER, full
size, both work fine, $65
for, the pair. (863)946-
0296


WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition .
$200 firm
(863)467-7953
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.


BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.

MEN BICYCLE
3 speed, Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.

MEN=


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.


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

SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or box .A roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, beautiful, like
new, size 5, $78.
(863)824-0095.



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse ,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628..
CRAFTMATIC EjE. Adjustal
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041



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


PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go,. paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

YOUTH TWIN SIZE CAPT.
BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd, like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.



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EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.
Pet Suple
Services 67I


BEAGLE, Male CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.-
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPS CKC
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/.
19, 4 fernn, 1 male, $200.
(863)528-9897
JACK RUSSEL female
shots & wormed 8
wks. old $250
(863)673-5370
PEACH DOVES. (2), old
criougn (, 1:3,) on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC -reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
Voice msg 863-697-0.035
SNOW WHITE DOVES, (2),
-not barely old enough to
eat on'their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214
YORKIE PUPPIES -9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell


LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159.,


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


Agriculture


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


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APHA PAINT GELDING
2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
(863)763-3631.
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.


Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.
LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613


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

EFFIECENTY APARTMENT
Available.
Call 863-227-6155 or
863-946-0004.



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



SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18-
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC. -
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
-free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.



We Do- Rentals! Southern
Vermont's Rental Center.
MOUNT SNOW, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT. By
Week/Weekend/Month or
Season! INCLUDES: Rec-
reational/Cultural Activi-
ties. We offer hillside con-
dos, town houses, cha-
lets, (large/small homes.)
MOUNTAIN RESORT REN-
TALS, P.O. BOX 1804,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
64-1445).




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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property. Sale 1010
Condbs/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



ESTABLISHED BAIT
TACKLE & MARINE
SUPPLY BUSINESS
located adjacent to
Public Boat Ramp
(863)675-8828 days

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LYKES BROS, INC. RANCH DIVISION
Has openings for MECHANIC
@ the Brighton Corner location.
Applicants must have one (1) year prior experience
with farm and diesel equipment, have own tools and
a valid Florida Drives license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V


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FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


Fullktime reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and Glades Counties,

The successful applicant must be a self motivated individual wit strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

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

meetings in both counties, fulfilling assignments on time, creating communi.

ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,



To apply: Fax resumes to(83)983.7537



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


2 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 33M



Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5. .
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance: Computer & Finan-
Scial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
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FREE- 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
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over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
LUGGAGE
1 pc. in exc. cond. w/wheels
hide away handle $60
(863)983-6319
New Radar/Laser Detec-
tor/Scrambler $120.00 1
Year warranty, 1 year Tick-
et Rebate. Cordless Key-
board/Opticalmouse
$40.00- (813)943-1544
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.


LAWN TRACTOR-. Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.


MATCHES SMALL
ENGINES Weed eaters,
Blowers & Mowers. $50 &
up 863-946-6636.


Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113


WALKING TRACTOR,- Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow,. $100. (863)674-
0790


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


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ku lIIDi1Ji U7 3Restaurant, Bar, &FFE.Great
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built on T-1 s Ave., 3 /21)a, CS1, ri uim J SVALU.Jd/,', i5 -
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2 miles just outside of .j'iJ S i,, .,, ii: E. ,, ,n,
town, Deed Restricted '""New listing. 3/2 MH 1995 great
SC" omer lot minutes froin local
Development, 10 acre ,, .I--1t schools. Very nice ready to movew
lake, 82 lots (Q a/3to 4 1 O se, uilng 2,,1, i.AY -,,,.- i.584.9K
Starting in the $40k's, near schools. $2 NewListingt31.25ACRES lOOK
Palms Development Inc., ." ',,,,. Ge'rwinF'iyo.tU.CAN!
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Montgomery

863-697-0189

Lov e e rIdtc .' THil:] )lu'll I,.
rI, i'-Ti J .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $S 5K Only a few left.
Pahlmdale 3/1 with carpet on 1.25
+/- acres. A Steal C $79k


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river @2 $143,000.00 ligYour0CaiS3/2fMtonutt-dtawi ,. ', ,
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your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

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and look at some of our new homes.
(863)441-4202 (863)465-1371
License #CGC0061855


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call
561-993-1160


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified.
The classified are
the most successful sales-
person in town.
Shop here first! -
The classified ads.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Your new.car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.

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


^Vost 'Your

BEAUTIFUL
4 Bdrm., 2 Bath
Double Wide Home
on 2+ Acres in
Secluded Area.
Great Kitchen w/Island,
2 Large Porches.
Great Home or
Private Weekender.
$124,900.
Call Sharon Talbott @
863-699-0404
C.S. Edwards Realty,
Inc. Licensed
Real Estate Broker

HOUSE w/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, land-
ry, porch, $25,000
(863)599-2626


ARGENTINA, Goose, Duck,
Dove, Perdiz, Pigeon, Big
Game, Trout Fishing, Bo-
livia, Uruguay, Dove, Pi-
geon, Fishing. Best bang
for the $ in the world. Sea-
son April-August 2005.
Weekdays (314)209-9800
Evenings (314)293-0610.



HUNT ELK, Red Stag,
Whitetail, Buffalo Our
season starts September
1, 2005. GUARANTEED
HUNTING LICENSE,
$5.00. We have NO Game,
NO Pay Policy. Call days:
(314)209-9800,. Even-
inQs: (314)894-3776.


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

When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classified.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.
Looking for a place to hang
your hat? Look no further
than the classified.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.


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.
q


GATED MOUNTAIN. COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
. hiking trails & more! Bear
River Community.
(866)411-5263.

LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2326 or email:
landyetivegi@aol.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.


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.


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This is YOUR chance to own property in Highlands
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.including lakefront & golf course properties.

Over 100 homesites will be sold ABSOLUltIE to the
last and highest bidder, regardless of price!

This is a perfect opportunity to purchase
property for investments, primary residence,
vacation home or retirement home sites.


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Plusi 2 Large Tracts in Levy County to be sold
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NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$24,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great
access. 100% Financing.
Call (877)822-LAND.


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




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



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

LABELLE '2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard,$80,000. or
rent $800 mo. Call for de-
tails. 863-234-9540


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

GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Yard Cut-Outs
Getiready to brighten up the
lawn for 'spring with this
quartet of yard ornaments.
Just trace each ornament
from full-size patterns onto
plywood, sand and paint.
The flamingo measures 29 in.
fall by 13 in. wide, the pig is
12 in. tall by 22 in. long, the
duck is 10 in. tall by 15 in.
wide and the goose is 18 in.
tall by 12 in; wide.
Yard Cut-Outs plan
(No. 804). .. $7.95
Lawn Fun Package
3 other plans
(No. c10) ... $19.95
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LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


LOT W/MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat
fenced yard w/w carpet
$80,000 (863)983-7457


LOT W/MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat
fenced yard w/w carpet
$80,000 (863)983-7457.





OF CLEWISTON


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



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




Land a Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


4)734 Mjsite
Loop 3/ V




rSeel
2,900

2160 W.Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
Sctlampion
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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 TRAILER 30'
Water front. Large Florida
Room. Furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES


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


Trailer, '93, 33 ft., w/Fla.
room & bedroom addition,
carport for boat storage,
nice landscaping, located
in Fisheating Bay Condo in
Lakeport, You own your
own lot, w/clubhouse,
heated pool, boat ramp w/
Lake Okeechobee access.
Great Park! Only $35,000
863-946-3718
859-391-8733



Recreation

!

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehildes/ATVs 3035


ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400
.(863)902-0316
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
(863)634-7108
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, -Fla (561)213-
6103.

Ranker, 19', 140 inboard
motor, fiberglass hull, low
hours, $2900. Inquire at
Lot 54, Riverbend Trailer
Park or call 863-467-
'4997/801-9360
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736


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BIG DISCOUNTS!!!!
Brechenridge,
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenridge:
Front Kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only 1!
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 in Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alico/Corkscrew Rd.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires', New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
GOLF STREAM 1997,30 Ft.
Sleeps 6, Awning, A/C,
Very good condition.
$7500 (863)467-1837 '
RV TRAILER, 32', w Florida
room attached, furnished,
$6500. (740)359-0156

TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN,
'02: Moonrf., Leather,. re-
mote 'sliding doors, dual
front/back A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. v'/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50, K mis.
$22K (772)461-1023

TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft..Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023


MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


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 4065
Vans 4070

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CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
OLDS AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, rdns good
$2500 (863)763-5519

TOPAZ TAURUS '90
for parts only I
$500
(863)983-4145


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80:
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs tire
& battery. $600/best offer.
863-983-1865
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-'71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567,


CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
F250 SUPER DUTY '99-
Power stroke diesel,
camper top, bedliner,
class 4 hitch, shift on the
fly, 65K miles, $21,000,
(561)924-2005 4-8pm.


CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or,
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell-
Call (863)824-0878-


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Marine
Accessories


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardlanship Division
File No.: 2004 098 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAVONNE SALES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Lavonne Seales, deceased, File
Number 2004-098-CP, Is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
AlI creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 17, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Elizabeth Richardson
P.O. Box 1681
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
559775 CGS 3,17,24/05
NOTICE OF MEETING
Edison College's Hendry Glades Task
Force will meet n April 8 and May
13 at-ft30 AM at Flora and Ella's
.Restaurant, State Road 80, La-
Belle, Florida. A copy of the meet-
Ing agenda will be available for in-
spection in the libraries of the Char-
lotte, Collier and Lee County Cam-
puses one week prior to the meet-
ing date and at the College's ad-
ministrativeoffice located at 4050
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida.
562490 CG S/B 3/24/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
MID-COUNTY
M.S.B.U. WORKSHOP
3/30/05, at 3:00 p.m.'At the Pioneer
Recreation Center on Panama Ave.
Future projects for Pioneer, LaDe-
ca, Everhigh and Leon Dennis Sub-
divisions will be discussed. For in-
formation contact Special Districts
at (863) 675-5252 or (863) 983-
1582.
559883 CGS 3/24/05

PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on April 9,
2005 at11:00a.m. at FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce
Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863) 675-
1025, the undersigned, FORT
'KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
Natale Desantis, J-51 & V-7
Truck tool box, misc. items, car
Sable GE 1MELM50U5VA654087
Enrigue Monroy, V-1 & V-26
Chrysoer1C3BF66P8GX507331,
Chevy Van.2GBEG25Z4M4138870
Steve Miller, J-2
Stroller, misc. items
Lynda Davis, 113
Misc. items
562234 CGS 3/24 31


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
minor work, $200 neg.
(863)946-0206.
ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans;
$150. (863)467-0561.

RIMS Low profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.

SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800.
(863)634-4104.
TIRES (2)
225x75/15 good tread
will sell $25 Firm
(863)467-7953


FORD RANGER. '88- not,
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.


DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
Runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
0561. -
FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)/467-1077.


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I i N i


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Glades County:
L E Johnson (Glades Grove) 1000 Three Mile Dr, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
48230, has submitted Application 050214-10 for renewal of Water Use.
Permit 22-00137-W to Irrigate 125 acres of agricultural lands. The water
will be withdrawn from the Mid-Hawthorn Aquifer and the project is locat-
ed in Section 2, Township 42 South, Range 28 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by writing.to the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, Atn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box
24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or re-
quests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days fromthe date of pub-
lication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of
further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
562257 CGS 3/24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2004-152 CP
IN RE: Estate of
RAYMONODR. RUSHIN,
Deceased
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Raymond R. Rushin, deceased,
whose date of death was July 20,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 722-10-5300, Is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 2004-152
CP, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
neys are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on Whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE-BATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY F THIS NOTICE.ON THEM..
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file theirclaims with this court
-WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. .
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH.IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 17, 2005.
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0111615
1 PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Minnie Williams,
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800
Fax No.: 863-675-4998
Robert E. Murray
Personal Representative
1209 Alex Blvd.
LaBelle, FL 33935
560462 CGS 3/17,24/05
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDI CI RCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 05 CC 17
NORMAN WALDRON
Plaintiff
-vs-
PEDRO H. JIMENEZ, If alive, or if
dead, the unknown Personal Rep-
resentative of his estate; his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other
parties claiming by, through and
against these Defendants; and All
Unknown Tenants;
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PEDRO JIMENEZ
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a Mortgage has been
filed against'you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Mela-
nie A. McGahee, Esq., whose ad-
dress'Is 417 WestSugadriand High-
way, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or
before 4/2205 (not less than 28
days) and to file the original with
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or Im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED on March 15, 2005.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of Court of Glades County
By: Bonny Rhymes
As Deputy Clerk
562136 CGS 3/24 314/714
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelie and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday.
March 31. 2005 at 5:00 P.M. at
The Greentree South Community
1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Florida,
Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consideranyther matter that may
be brought before the Housing
Commission. Any person or'per-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing,'Inc.".
Easton qurchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
560638 CB/CGS 3/24/05

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you.,. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the-Board of Supervisors
of Pelican Lake Water Control Dis-
trict, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of Pelican Lake Water
Control District for the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 North Main Street, Belle
Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida,
on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, at
10:30 A.M. in the forenoon for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for
a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine, and;
3. Transacting such other
business as may come before
the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he orshe 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 OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie,
President.
562464 CGS 3/24,31/05 ),
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE -.
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that the annual
meetingof the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, has been
rescheduled to meet Wednesday,
April 13,2005, at 9:30 A.M., atthe
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 tak-
ing such action with respect there-
to as the landowners may deter-
mine; and
3. Transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record ofthe proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
562455 CGS 3/24 31/05
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT,
Noi.. ,: rnr.uv giv cn mm .r oui:uanl
t .:: il ;, nr 'in r,] ,)1 3 ,]tJ- r ,,m I :,)
,:ci irir A,',,ual M ii'i..'] il Ii g
L iil,',C l'I. A1 E3': Sr,,j. w;av r
COin II C'.lrt i. .r I,m y .ir 2l004
l0 De r.ni. r31 n ,i,,i .:.itil:, c it)d at
413' 1 fI Mt,,ii.. r ,l b 1II Gl.ac
P'miiT, .&f,,ri ,unry fl:,ilO] or,
Wedv ,.o a.y April rin -rI .I' j
1i 0( ) A .1 1ir Ir. Ir. : -,..,-jj ljr rn.
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and tak-
ing such action with respect there- -
to as the landowners may deter-
mine, and;
3. Transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered 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 OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Gene Dodgen, President
562450 CGS 3/24 31/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
ANYONE knowing the whereabouts of
JEANNIE COTOM ESTATE, please
contact Attorney William R. Aaron
II, at 13424 Hooper Road, Baton
Rouge,- Louisiana 70818, Tele-
phone (225) 261-3431.
560928 CGS 3/17,24/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
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
SLake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on April 04, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1992 Isuzu Red 4-Door
-4S2CG58Z2N435341
1996 Dodge Red 4-Door
1B3ES27C1TD726458
562069 CGS 3/24,31/05


March 9, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
04-05-06
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., local
time, April 7, 2005, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston,
Rodda, at which time and place they will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted are for approximately 2,000 near feet of sidewalk
construction or replacement. All materials furnished and all work per-
formed shall be accordance with the plans and specifications pertaining
thereto, which may be examined at the Public Works Department, 1200
South Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440.
Each bid must be in a sealed envelope and clearly marked SIDEWALK
BID." Bids maybe mailed or hand delivered to City Hall, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. No responsibility shall be attached to
any officers for the premature opening of a bid not properly addressed
and Identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for 60 days and
to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors
and Informalities, or to accept the bid that in its judgement best serves
the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
560102 CGS 3/17,24/05


I


AmberWatch "Be Safe!" program starts


Courtesy photo/AP/University of Florida IFAS/Marisol Amador

Truck sanitation
Paul Winniczuk, an assistant research scientist with the
University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, prepares to inspect and clean the inside of a
commercial tanker truck used to transport bulk ship-
ments of orange juice, milk and other food products -Fri-
day, March. 18, 2005-. Winniczuk, based at UF's Citrus
Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, is also
developing new methods for cleaning tanks to make sure
they continue to meet high standards for sanitation and
safety.


Child abduction is one of presenters for the "Be Safe!"
the most devastating crimes a child abduction and child
family and community can -endangerrnent program for
experience. While national sta- children. The session will also
tistics seem to be on the rise, include a presentation geared
efforts to help prevent and--towLir adults/parents.
solve child abductions are also The training will take place
increasing. While Palm Beach from 8 a.m. to noon in the
County has been largely spared Board Room of School 'District
the heartbreak of child abduc- Headquarters, 3300 Forest Hill.
tion, the public schools, School Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Police and.the Sheriff's Office Approximately 33 police offi-
are staying proactive in their cers from the School Police and
fight against this crime. Sheriff's Office will be trained
On Friday April 1, represent initially. Parents and additional
tatives of the Palm Beach law enforcement officers will
County Sheriff's Department receive training at future ses-
and the Palm Beach Country sions.
School District Police Depart- As an innovative child
ment will attend a training ses- abduction and endangerment
sion to provide them with the prevention program offered as
tools necessary to help keep a free public service by The
children, schools and the com- AmberWatch Foundation, the
munity safe. "Be Safe!" education program
The training will prepare the utilizes an "interactive situation
officers to serve as program learning format" proven to be


effective in empowering chil-
dren with the information,
tools and support they need to
be safe.
While there have been sev-
eral incidents over the past few
years involving strangers
approaching students walking
to and from school, fortunate-
ly, no students have been
harmed. In each case the chil-
dren ran, as they were trained,
and reported the incident to
their school, police or their
parents. The new training will
further empower children to
protect themselves against
abuse, abduction and exploita-
tion.
Superintendent Art John-
son, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw,
Chief of School Police Jim Kelly
and Keith Jarrett, executive
director of the AmberWatch
Foundation will address their
commitment to the prevention


of child abduction and endan-
germent in Palm Beach County.
The Palm Beach County
School District's "Safe & Drug-
Free Advisory Council" unani-
mously agreed to pilot the
AmberWatch Foundation pro-
grams before the end of the
2004/05 school year. -The
AmberWatch Foundation is a
private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to the
prevention of child abduction
and child endangerment. For
more information, visit
www.AnmberWatchFounda-
tion.org, org contact Keith Jar-
rett, executive director (949)
689-5186, or Anthony- Mora
Communications, Inc. (661)
255-8283 or (323) 874-2933.
For more information on the
School District's Safe Schools
programs, contact Kim Cotton
Williams, Assistant Director,
Prevention Center, 434-8862. ,


23


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case File No. 2005-206-CA
Division: Civil
BERTHA MURATI,
Plaintiffs)
v.
EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAMS R. RASCO,
JOSE A. DECASTRO and DALIA DECASTRO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAM R. RASCO, JOSE A. DECASTRO,
andi DALIA DECASTRO, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and al parties hav-
ing or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property In
Hendry County, Florida:
PARCEL 1 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST, 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAIN-
AGE CANAL OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
NO. 3549 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0061-0100
PARCEL 2 THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY FLORI-
DA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST
30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3559 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0064-0000
PARCEL 3 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST.1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3560 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-A00-0064-0100
Notice. Is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described roperty has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your'writen defenses on Plaintiffs attorney, BILL MCFARLAND
P.A., P.O. BOX 101507, CAPE CORAL, FL 33910, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33975 on or before April 25, 2005 or otherwise a default judge-
ment will be entered against you for the relief sought in the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks In a newspaper of general circulation published In Hendry County,
Florida. '
Dated this 18th day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Court
By A. Holsbeke, Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 195103
562572 CGS 3/24,31;4/7,14


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Hendry County:
-Burchard-Middleton Grove Inc(4B Burchard Grove) PO Box 508, LaBelle,
FL 33975; has submitted Appllcation 050124-2 for renewal of Water Use
Permit 26-00407-Wto irdgate 26.9 fesof.agricultural lands. The water
will be withdrawn from onsite lakes and the project Is located in Section
13, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (Airport Seats MSBU
Master Plan Drainage Impmrovements) PO Box 1607, LaBelle, FL 33975,
has submitted Application 050202-14 for an Environmental Resource
Permit for 476.15 acres of mixed use lands. The water will be discharge-d"
to the Caloosahatchee River and the project Is located in Townships 42-
44 South, Ranges 29,30 East.
McDaniel' Reserve Realty (Everglades Plantation COD) 333-24 Virginia
Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23542, has submitted Application
050217-20 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit 26-
00239-S for 3109 acres of residential lands. The water will be dis-
charged to the North Feeder Canal and the project Is located In Sections
20-22,27.29,33-35, Township 47 South, Range 33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a copy of the staff report containingproposed agencyac-
tion regarding the application by writing to the Sout porida Water Man-
agement district, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box
24680, West Palm Beach FL 33416-480, but such comments or re-
Squests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of pub-
Ilcation.

No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of
further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
562255 CGS 3/24/05


zy ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
HNriry C' unur, ri.:r. P..riln HOu rirnI aI n \ rU:ee. : sel,.i e d ciaz fr.r
ri.i,,n I ..r i r, ii3 .. r ,, r. "tils ,ii a l: -.6, .. r ,y j
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filojL bi d: i r e 10 U dellereai It.:. onie or Owen LLuC 90 Hone
,rrnui ...r M.ati.- K, 0a, Bo' 182-0 L.B L3iie FL 3i9;.lup Uunni 12 o m'i
Mdr.;r .i i ,1 560 All tbli rO-v ill Dei puOlCly Ofie'iced and re3d
Aioud al a[ove at-disd,. ApfrI r-1 IS 0 00 3 >
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
The landscape drawings may wbe examined and working specifications
may be obta ned from he office of Hendry County building Department,
100 East El Paso, Clewlston; or 112 Souh Lee Street, LaBelle.
Builders risk and Worker's Compensation insurance
will be required at the expense of the contractor.
Bidder must submit the following with their bid:
1. Proposal
2. List of proposed subcontractors
3. General company information, including list of references for
Similar type work.
4. Proof of General Liability Insurance and Worker's Compen-
sation Insurance.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
559716 CB/CGS 3/17,24,31/2005

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S- Jennifer Stanton, Salesperson at
'Glades Ford Lhicoln Mercury,
pictured with Kelley Parson.
Miss. Parson was the winner of
a 52" Big Screen T.V. for the
month of January. Glades Ford
Wip iPATTT TI ill i i T t^Lincoln Mercury salespeople go
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REGISTER TO WIN A 52" TELEVISION


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