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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: March 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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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-
Smail 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
needed ASAP.
Clewiston
Adult School
The Clewiston Adult
School will be offering the
Para Pro Test April 13, 27,
and May 4 and 11.'You may
Contact the Clewiston Adult
School at 983-1511 or 983-
1512 for more information.
The Clewiston Adult School
is also offering a variety of
classes that range from GED
prep, ABE, ESOL (English for
Speakers of Other Lan-
guages),- Basic .Computer,
- Spanish, and Substitute
Teacher Preparation. Also be
sure to ask about the Hendry
County Adult School Scholar-
ship. You may contact the
Clewiston Adult School at
(863) 983-1511 for more
information.
RAF reunion
planned
Cadets from the 5 British
FIng Training' School
(5BFTS), who trained at Rid-
idle Field, in Clewiston, dur-
"irig -WWHi, is ,having a
reunion in Bedford, England,
Sept. 16-18..Contact Harold
Kosola at 229) 435-4119, or
fax at (229) 888-5766, or con-.'
lact him by e-mail at
koslo,.aalt.net.
VFW elects
officers
Election of officers for
VFW Post 4185, in Clewistoni,
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.
Rainbow Trails
helps kids heal
The Hope Hospice Rain-'
bow. Trails Camp for
bereaved children helps to
heal young hearts, and
change lives fore\ er ,
Cle vision area children
ages, 6-16 who have had
someone significant in their
life die in the past year are eli-
gible to attend the camp at
no cost, on Friday, June 10
through Sunday, June 12.
Registration is now open.
For more information, call
(239) 489-9149 or (800) 835-
"1673.

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Celebrating our rich heritage


The 19th Annual-Sugar Festi-
val will be held Saturday, April
16,. with some events preceding
the main festivities and a fishing
tournament the following day.
Continuous entertainment,
food .booths, arts and crafts,
and an 'old-fashioned cane
grinding display are all part of.
the celebration that marks the
end of the annual sugar cane
harvest in the south of Lake
Okeechobee.
Residents and visitors from


around the state and around the
lake will gather for this annual
spring festival. The day's activi-
ties will be centered around
Clewiston's .picturesque Civic
City Park and the surrounding
areas. -
Admission to the festival and
the performances is free. All day
passes to the Kids Fun Park are
$8 in advance and $10 the day
of the festival. Festival attrac-
tions include an arts and crafts
show, a car show, exhibits of


old and' new farming equip-
ment, and old-fashioned. cane
grinding. Booths featuring local
and regional food will serve all
day. There will also be a horse-
shoe tournament, rodeo, a bass
tournament, and an art show
and quilt exhibition. One of the
most popular events will be the
Sweet Taste of Sugar Country
Dessert Contest held in the his-
toric Clewiston Inn.
Friday kicks off with the
Rotary Club Sugar Festival BBQ


at 11 a.m. in the Clewiston
.Library parking-lot: Pulled pork,
beans, corn, roll and drink, all
for $7.
Friday night, at *8 p.m.;, the
Sugar Festival Dance on Bond
Street will take place with live
music from "Raw Whiskey".
Saturday is the big day as
the 19th Annual Sugar Festival
gets into full swing all day!
9 a.m.: Sugar Festival Horse-
shoe Tournament
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Taste


of Sugar Recipe Contest and
Silent Auction at the Sugar and
Spice Room at the Clewiston
Inn.:
Live music on the main
stage: 11.:15a.m. Kimberly
Baron;. Noon Flipside; 1:30
p.m. The Crystals; 3:15p.m. -
Sugarland; 5 p.m; Restless
Heart.
9 a.m.-dusk:
10 a.m. kids Fun Park at the
See Festival.-Page 12


Local real



estate trends


By Mark Young
Editor's note: This is a sec-
ond in a series looking into
real estate trends in the. area
and the long-term impacts the
current rising costs may have
to the community. -.
Real estate is the hottest"
growing industry.in the coun-
try right now and Clewiston is
no different.
Once upon a time, in a land
far, far away, there existed
sleepy little patches of para-
dise where a young family
could look forward to owning
their home and raising a family
with somewhat financial secu-
rity.
The faity tale may well be


over, as the realities of the real
estate boom invades every
corner of every state. Within
the last two to three years, real
estate values have literally
exploded, causing existing
homeowners to. smile over
what used to be their home,
but now termed "investment,"
and causing strife for anyone
seeking a place to call home.
There are several factors
associated with the overall
market. When. looking at new
construction, the rising cost of
materials is staggering: Munici-
palities can attest to the fact
that very often when bids for
new projects are initially sub-
See Trends Page 12


Clewiston man



arrested on tax



fraud charges


By Eric Kopp


Te Sunrise Easter Service on the edge of Lake Okee-
chobee drew dozens, of worshippers to give thanks to
Jesus for 'His sacrifice and to celebrate His whole body
return to heaven.


ing 'and. offered an Easter
prayer. Pastor Tim Bridges,
from First Baptist Church fol-
lowed with an Easter message.
Marcia Cuellar, from First
United Methodist Church, gave
a stirring rendition of "Arise My
Love," which was followed by
another Easter message from
Pastor Troy Ezell, from Turning
Point.Church of God..


Pastor Luis Josephus, from
I Am Fellowship,, a Masonic
order of Jewish and non-Jew-
ish believers of Christ deliv-
ered his own message pf faith
of worship surrounding
Christ's resurrection. The New
Harvest Praise Team took the

See Easter- Page 12.,


OKEECHOBEE -.The for-
mer sales manager of a mobile
home dealership in Okeechobee
is once again in trouble with the
law. :
According to the Florida
Department of Revenue (DOR),
Michael A. Varnum of Clewiston
was arrested March 17 on
charges that he stole over
$73,000 in sales tax that he col-
lected from customers but did


not send to the state.
Varnum, 55, was the former
sales manager for Taylor Creek
Mobile Homes. Prior to becom-
ing a sales manager forTaylor
Creek Mobile Homes, Varnum
owned Central Homes of Okee-
chobee, Inc. Central Homes of
Okeechobee filed for bankrupt-
cy in May of 2004, according to
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) reports.,
See Fraud- Page 12


By MarkYoung -.
As the sun rose o\er the
pristine waters of Lake Okee-
chobee, community members
representing a variety of con-
gregations banded-together for
one simple purpose: To cele-
brate the resurrection of Jesus
Christ three days after his cru-
cifixion.
The Sunrise Easter Service,
.which took place on -he
Clewiston levee, was a com-
bined effort from the Clewis-
ton Ministerial Association and
pastors Irorn several ditlerenit.
churches across the Clewislon
area presented Easter mes-
sages to .an eager crowd of
worshippers.
Pastor John Hicks, from the
First United Methodist Church
welcomed the crowd. David
McClusky, from First Baptist.
Church performed "Love
Grew W'here the Blood Fell,"
to ease the gathering crowd'
into a time of worship and cel-
ebration.
Pastor Angel Ramos, from
Community Presbyterian
Church held a scripture read-


Sweet deadline extended


By Mark Young
In case you thought you
had missed your chance to
jump into the heated dompeti-
tion of cooking and baking,
you haven't. The deadline for
the Sweet Taste of Sugar con-
test, being held in conjunction
with the annual Sugar Festival,
has been extended to April 3.
First, second, and third
place ribbons are going to be
awarded to the area's top
cooks and bakers within sever-
al different categories and this
is another chance to claim the
all-important bragging rights
that nobody cooks or bakes up
a storm like you do.
There are several divisions,
which include cakes, pies,
cookies and brownies, sweet
breads and pastries, candies, a
youth division (7-17), and
sweet creations, which include


jams, jellies, sauces, pudding,
or any other recipe using what
is produced in America's
sweetest little town sugar.
First place winners in each
division will then compete for
cash prizes and get the oppor--
tunity to claim the mother of
.all bragging rights Best in
Show.
Recipes must be entered by
April 3, in order to have the
chance to show what your
cooking is made of to the rest
of the community. Prepared
entries, based on your recipes,
will then be brought to the
Clewiston Inn, Saturday, April
16, between 8-9 a.m. Recipes
can be e-mailed to, Sweet-
TasteRecipe@aol.com, faxed
to 983-4316, or mailed to:
Sweet Taste Recipe, P.O. Box
1073, Clewiston, Florida,
33440.'
Judges for the contest have


already been'gathered and it
probably didn't .take much
nudging for the chance to
enjoy the best of what the
community has to offer in
terms of throwing goodies
down the gullet.
For more information about
the Sweet Taste 'of Sugar con-
test, contact John Hicks at 983-
5269.
While the heart of the con-
test is based around baking
skills, the "any other recipe
using sugar"' division is for
those creative cooks who now
how to use the.product to its
full advantage in creating mas-
terful cuisine. In the past, sug-
ary sauces used to baste meats
,over an open fire have gone
over well, but your imagina-
tion is your only limitation in
getting involved with one of
-the festival's most enjoyable,
and most tasty contest.


Courtesy photo
Jr. Miss Hendry County
Alexis Price, a 14 year-old, eighth grader and honor roll
student of Clewiston Middle School was this year's Miss
Junior Hendry County. She is the daughter of Kim Bar-
rineau and Kevin Price and was crowned March 14, dur-
ing the week of the fair.


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Sunrise Easter Service: Sharing with God,


Staff photos/Marl
Sunrise turned Sunday morning worshippers into shadows, as a large crowd ga
at the lake's edge to celebrate Christ's resurrection, the true meaning of Easter.


Community gathers for pra:


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Obituaries


James "Jim" Rider
James "Jim" Rider, age 64, of
Moore Have, died March 23, 2005
at St. Lucie Medical Center. Mr.
Rider was born Jan. 23, 1941 in
Marion, IN to Everett and Edna
Rider. He was a retired sheriff for
Glades County. Mr. Rider was a
member of the Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church in Moore Haven. He
was a member of the Florida Sher-
iff's Association, Eastern Star-
Moore Haven #116, Lions Club,
Moose Lodge of Buckhead, Hon-
orary Member of the Buckhead
Ridge VFW, Scottish Rite, andthe
Shrines.
Mr. Rider is survived by his wife
of 48 years, Carol A. Rider; two
daughters, Sally (Stan) Newton
and Tamara (Kim-Marie) Rider;
and six grandchildren, Kevin
(Amanda) Zarrella, Jeffrey (Yabel)
Zarrella, Alice Lee, Amanda Lee,
Ashley Lee, and Legacy Hart.
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m. Friday April 1, 2005 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120
E SR 78, Moore Haven, Fla. In lieu
of flowers memorials may be
made to the Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranches, Inc., P 0 Box 2000, Boys
SRanch, FL 32064.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Sherod Eugene Dewell
Sherod Eugene Dewell, 76,
passed away Wednesday, March
23, 2005, in Tampa. He is prede-
ceased by his father, Sherod
Daniel Dewell, his mother Eliza-
beth Click Dewell, and hisbrother
Daniel Edson Dewell.
He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Penelope Creighton Dewell;
sons, Douglas Creighton Dewell
and his wife Mary Jane Cardinale,
Sherod E. Dewell, Jr. of California
and daughter Leanora (Lyn)
Dewell Young and her husband
Robert Young, III; six grandchil-
dren, Cory Creighton Dewell,
Coleman Daniel Dewell, Arielle
Gianna Dewell, Robert Allan
Young, Erin Lindsay Young and
Evan Eugene Young; his sister
Frances Reed from Atlanta and
brother Harry S. Dewell of Tierra
Verde, Florida; his brother-in law
Wilbur F. Creighton III.and his
wife Beth, plus many loving
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Dewell was born June 16,
1928 and attended Roosevelt Ele-
mentary, Wilson Junior High and
graduated from Henry B. Plant
,High School in 1946. He was a
member of Phi Delta Theta Frater-
nity at the University of Florida and
graduated with a degree in "Busi-
ness Administration in 1953 and
completed a degree' in Industrial
Engineering in 1957 after serving
four years in the U.S. Navy during
the Korean War.
It was during his tour of Duty in
Pearl Harbor, -Hawaii that he met
his wife, Penny. After returning to
civilian life, he remained in the
active Navy Reserves for over ,20
years having earned the rank of Lt.
Commander. Mr. Dewell was
employed by Foster and Creighton
'Co. in Mobile, AL, Peninsula Tele-
phone Co. in Tampa, and Bank
Building Corp. out of St. Louis. He
was a Registered Professional
Engineer in the state of Florida and
member of the American Institute
of Industrial Engineers. He was
instrumental in developing the
original staff at the University
Community Hospital and retired
as Associate Administrator from
UCH in 1988 as Director of Fiscal
Affairs.
Gene was a former member of
the Commodore Club, University
Club, and Escot (Executive Ser-
vice Corps of Tampa) and an
active member of the Kiwanis
Club of Tampa. He was on the
original board of directors of
MOSI, former Deacon of Palma
Ceia Presbyterian Church and past
scoutmaster of Troop 23 of Gulf
Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of
America.
During his retirement he
enjoyed Followers of the Way
Bible study at Palma Ceia Presby-
terian Church, sailing with his
friends and cultivating his many
fruit trees on his farm at Lake


Okeechobee, Lakeport, Fla. His
greatest pride and pleasure was
attending his grandchildren's
baseball, volleyball and basketball
games and watching two of his
grandsons working toward their
Eagle Scout awards. He was an
avid fisherman and enjoyed fish-
ing at his lake place with his
grandchildren and teaching them
the art of the sport.
A Memorial Service was con-
ducted by Rev. John DeBevoise at
11 a.m.' on Tuesday, March 29,
2005'at Palma Ceia Presbyterian
Church. The family received
friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at
the Blount & Curry Funeral Home,
605 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa. In lieu
of flowers, those who wish may
contribute to Palma Ceia Presby-
terian Church 3501 San Jose St.
Tampa, FL. 33629, to Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000;
Boys Ranch, FL 32064-9984, or to
a charity of your choice.
Elbert Jordan
Elbert Jordan, of Clewiston,
age 88, died March 23, 2005 at
Palm Terrace of Clewiston. Mr.
Jordan was born in Cornelia, Ga.
Mr. Jordan lived in Clewiston for
48 years and he worked as a sales-
man for a Retail Store.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his
wife Ludie Mae Jordan, one son
James Michael Jordan (Maureen),
two grandchildren Christopher
Jordan, and Kelly Wilcox, two sis-
ters Laura C. Yarabough, and
Lucille Garrison.
Memorial Services took place
March 26, 2005 at Graveside-Vien-
na Cemetery, Vienna.
All arrangements were han-
dled by- Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc. of Clewiston.
Catherine Sears
Catherine Sears, 91, died
Thursday March. 24, 2005 at St.
Joseph's Hospital. She was born
in Malvern, Ark. Mrs. Sears moved
to Savannah, GA in 1992 from
Canal Point, Florida. She was a
member of the Canal Point United
Methodist Church, and the Beta
Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a lov-
ing person, strong believer in fam-
ily, loving and devoted Mother and
wife and everything good about
her family.
She was preceded in death by
her husband Pope Adams Sears.'
She is survived by one son. and
daughter-in-law, Wayne and Yadi-
ra Sears of Canal Point; two daugh-
ters and son-in-law, Gale Sears of
Savannah, GA., Glenda sears and
Tommy Rhodes of Tallahassee;
seven grandchildren, Shelly Sears.
Blake -Greene, Devon Greene,
Lamar Sears, Alexia Bolt, Cather-
ine Sears, and Melissa Kaminski;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the
Canal Point United Methodist
Church, Canal Point, and servic-,


es followed at 10 a .m. at the
church. Interment will follow in
Port Mayaca Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Glades Funeral Chapel,
Belle Glade.
Mattie Kinsey
Mattie Kinsey, 88, of Tampa,
died Friday March 25, 2005. She
was born in Shorterville, AL, and
had lived in Clewiston for 30 years.
She was a loving person. She was
a member of Greater Friendship
Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kinsey is survived by her
husband George Kinsey of Tampa,
three sons, George Kinsey Jr., of
West Palm Beach, Johnnie C. Kin-
sey, of Clewiston, Billy Kinsey of
Atlanta, GA and seven grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services are planned
for Saturday April 2, 2005 at 1 p.m.
at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
Tampa. Funeral arrangements are
being handled by Wilson Funeral
Home.
David "Dave" Nall
Dave Nall, 68, of Belfair died of
cancer Saturday Feb. 26, 2005 in
Seattle.
Born in Ashford, Ala., to James
D. and Mary Lou (Gunter) Nall, he
graduated from Belle Glade High
School in Belle Glade, and later
studied at Olympic College and
San Diego State. On Nov.28 1959,
he married Vianna Rusert.
Mr. Nail served in the U.S. Navy
from April 1954 until his retirement
in October 1973 as a chief. A Navy
Seabee, he received numerous
good conduct medals and served
in Kenson, Korea, and Vietnam.
He went on to work as a crane
and heavy equipment operator
with the Annapolis Water District
and Johnson Controls, retiring
again in 1999. He was a member
of Christ Lutheran Church in
Belfair, the Lions Club and the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars in Belfair.
Mr.. Nall enjoyed golf, fishing,
skiing, RV-ing and telling "bad"
jokes.
He was preceded in death by
his father and his stepfather,
Henry Martin.
mSurviving are his wife; his
mother Mary Lou Martin of Fort
McCoy, Fla.; three sons, David
Michael Nail of Port Orchard,
Jamie Allen' Nail of' Bainbridge,
Island and Richard Lemar Nall of
Belfair; five brothers, Wesley Tim-
othy and Phillip Nall and James
and Kenneth Martin; three sisters,
Bessie Caswell, Kathy Robinson
and Carole Nail; eight grandchil-
dren, Robert, Jacob, Brandon, Jor-
danne and Austin; and a great-
granddaughter, Julie.
A memorial service with mili-
tary honors will be at 1 p.m.
Thursday at Christ Lutheran
Church. Inurnment is private and
under the direction of Lewis
Funeral Chapel in Bremerton.
Memorial donations may be
made to Christ Lutheran Church,
3701 NE Northshore Road, Belfair,
WA 98528 or to a charity of the
donor's choice.


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Thursday. March 31. 2005


Calvary welcomes Pastor Brown


U.S. Navy Chief Gary Brown
has returned to the states from
the Middle East. Formerly a
Hendry County sheriff's deputy,
Chief Brown left Clewiston to
attend Florida Baptist College, in
Graceville.
He was serving as pastor of
Esto Baptist Church when he was
recalled into the Navy following
the terrorist attacks in New York
City. He is a member of a Special
.Operations Group.
While living in Clewiston,
Chief Brown and wife Connie
attended Calvary Baptist Church.


It is with pleasure that Rev. Brown
will be delivering the morning
sermon at Calvary Baptist Church
April 3.
Services will begin at 11 a.m.
and all are invited-to join in wel-
coming him home again. Chief
Brown will be returning to San
Diego where he is stationed until
September and then he will be
transferred to a Florida base.
Please join the service and
welcome him back to Clewiston.
Calvary Baptist Church is located
at 1007 Gratton Road, in South
Clewiston.


Courtesy photo
Gary Brown will be the
guest minister at the Cal-
vary Baptist' Church April 3.


HUS outbreak is reason for concern


A frightening outbreak of
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
i (HUS) in Central Florida has par-
ents and health provides under-
standably worried.
l Department of Health Secretary
Dr. John Agwunobi said that as of
March 25 there were 11 confirmed
cases of HUS in children under the
age of 10, and four cases in adults.
The disease has been con-
firmed in Orange, Seminole, Col-
lier, Volusiaand Pasco Counties.
According to the DOH, HUS
begins with ingestion of a form of
E. coli bacteria. This can happen if a
child pets an infected animal and
then fails to wash his or her hands
before eating something, transfer-
ring the bacteria from the hands to
the food and into the mouth. The
bacteria.may also be in raw milk or
contaminated water. Pasturization
of milk heats it sufficiently to kill
bacteria, so commercially
processed milk is not a problem.,
The concern is about consumption
of milk that has not been
processed.
After moving into the colon, the
bacterium begins to grow. Approxi-
mately 3-10 days later, symptoms
may develop including mild to
severe .diarrhea, bloody diarrhea,
and/or diarrhea with a fever.
For most people, the infection
ends with diarrhea. However in 2
to 8 percent of cases, the infection
continues and develops into HUS.
HUS may develop two to three
-weeks after the onset of diarrhea,
according to the DOH.
Those most at risk are young
children and those whose immune
systems may already be compro-
S mised by another health ailment.
Symptoms on HUS include diar-
rhea, which may become severe
and bloody and fever. Left untreal'
Sed, the disease can cause kidney
Damage and may even be fatal.
Treatment of the disease may
require blood transfusions and kid-
ney dialysis. -
So far, all confirmed cases in the
recent outbreak have had contact
with events at the Stra\\berrx Festi-
val in Plauit City or the Central Flori-
da Fair in Orlaridp. Investigators
believe the outbreakmay be con-
nected to animal exhibits or petting
zoos at these fairs. .
Contact with infected animals is
just one way this disease may be
spread. Infection may also occur
from drinking unpasturized milk or
-juice, drinking contaminated water
or swimming in contaminated
water. A lake or pond may become
contaminated if an infected animal
goes into the water, or if rain wash-
es the manure- or an infected ani-
mal into the.water.
If you or your children attended
a recent fair or festival with animal
exhibits, and have diarrhea, the
Department of Health encourages
you to contact your doctor. As with
most diseases, early diagnosis can
be important to successful treat-
Sment.
To avoid HUS infection, DOH
'offers the following safety tips:
Wash hands often, and imme-
diately after contact with domestic
or farm animals.
Do not eat undercooked
S meat.
If you suspect your child may
have symptoms of infection, con-


tact your health care provider.
For more information, contact
your doctor or local county health
department.
For more information and facts
on HUS, visit the DOH website at
www.doh.state.fl.us or Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention at
www.cdc.gov. For veterinary or
animal-related inquiries, contact


the Department of Agriculture and,
.Consumer Services at
www.doacs.state.fl.us.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This; is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."


Marriages


Michelle Fielder and Arland
John Pappas were joined in mar-
riage Dec. 11,2004.
The bride is the daughter of
James and Nichole Fielder of
Clewiston. The Groom is the son of
Dimitries. and Donna Pappas of
Moore Haven.
The wedding ceremony was
held at The Lone Cypress in Moore
Haven. Tom Levins officiated at the
ceremony.
The maid of honor was Laura
Mathis OF Moore Haven and the
best man was Robert (Bobby) Reis
of Moore Haven. The couple is at
home in Moore Haven. The groom
is employed as a vocational instruc-
tor with The Geo Group. The bride
is employed as a medical recep-


I i .
Michelle Fielder and
Arland John Pappas
tionist with Family Health Centers
of Southwest Florida.


Birth


Jose Roman & Melissa Silva, of
Clewiston, are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Jalaney
Marie. She was born March12,
2005 at. Lee Health Park in Ft.
Myers.
She weighed seven pounds and
six ounces and was 21 inches long
atbirth.
Jalaney Marie was welcomed
home by big sister Gloria Silva, big
brother, Juan Ortega, Aunts and
Uncles Alex Roman, Carlos and
Ruben Zamora, Erica Roman,
Tanya Zamora, Gracie Silva, Ismael
and Trira Silva, Magda and Rogelio
.Azua, Eloy and Claudia Silva, and
lots of cousins. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Eliodoro and Gloria Silva of
Clewiston. Paternal grandparents
are Jose and Hilda Zamora of


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Jalaney Marie Roman
Clewiston. Maternal Great grandfa-
ther Jose Luz Garcia. Maternal
Great grandmother Lucila Rivera
Santiago.


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currently a junior at University of
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Speak Out

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edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.


No out of town news
I have been a resident of
Clewiston all my life and my
ancestor's roots are well planted
in this little town. I cannot help to
get upset when I find things dis-
turbing. Our local paper is my
first victim. Why do we have
Belle Glade's news in our
"Clewiston" News when our
local events sometimes appear
in the paper six months after
they actually happened? It is
ridiculous.
Editor's note: Thanks for call-
ing. We are actually three
papers in one, with unique lay-
outs for individual communities.
However, most of the "com-
mon" pages are designed for
regional coverage, which is why
you sometimes will see Belle
Glade news in the Clewiston
News and why Belle Glade will
see Clewiston-related news in
the Sun.
Government follies
Our city government can't
make up their minds as to what
they really want for our city. Do
we want to become a big city
with the same kind of utilities
department that big cities have,
or are we a small town with cer-
tain privileges that we enjoy and
want to keep that way?
Editor's note: Thanks for call-
ing. This individual wrote a
lengthy Speak Out and had to
be edited for length. We broke
up two of his primary points in
this and the above Speak Out,
as well. In the future, if you have
a lot to say, we encourage read-
ers to write letters to the editor
with name and phone number
attached to fit in all of your com-
ments. As far as growth, it is
inevitable and recent trends
point towards long-term growth
for-this area.
Step down
It's no secret why the Blue
Ribbon Committee is requesting
certain records from Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Every-
body's talking about it around


town. (Name inaudible) please
step down as board member of
the hospital. You're no longer
needed there and we don't want
you there. That is why the hospi-
tal is in such bad shape. If you do
not step down, I request all
Hendry County residents to
write the governor and request
that he step down.
Concerned citizen
My concern is about Ventura
Street, which is an east-west
cross street across town and is in
such bad shape at the hospital.
There have been very bad holes
for years. It also needs turn
lanes. There is more local traffic.
than on U.S. 27. There's no
.excuse why the commissioners
shouldn't look into this. The
problem needs to have the street
department nudged.
Keep it zipped
Sexual predators and little
girls. Let's not forget the boys. I
do have a message for all par-
ents of young boys. Tell them to
keep their wee wees in their
pants and go inside to use the
restroom. I watch my neighbor's
boy pull it out, urinate, and wig-
gle and wobble it: in every way
before putting it back up. You
never know who could be.
watching and we do have peo-
ple living among us with differ-
ent sexual preferences. So, little
boys, let's keep it zipped up.
Put a lid onit
I live in Clewiston and I
would like to know since the
new law passed that we have
plastic garbage bags in garbage
pales with tops, which is fine
with me because we always use
plastic bags, why can't they,
when they empty garbage into
the trucks that they don't put the
lids back on the pales? It's very.
hard for the elderly to get out and'
pick up after them when they
can take them from the spot and
put them back in the spot
because they had to take the lids
off to begin with.


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Harlem Highlights


By Emma Dixon

Pre -Anniversary
You are invited to the pre-
anniversary of the minister
gospel singers Sunday, April 3.,
at 4 p.m. at the Glorious Com-
munity Holiness Church, Bishop
TN Granville pastor. There will
be many out-of-town gospel
groups, as well of local choirs,
soloist, gospel groups appearing
on the program, so come on out
and support the minister gospel
singers in this pre-anniversary
program. May God continue to
bless each of you.

Too many gang fights
Young men, boys, and girls
you all shouldn't be going
around picking fights just.
because new kids come into the
Clewiston Harlem community. If
you all feel like you want to fight
somebody, go over in Iraq and
fight, where the innocent ones
are over there getting killed, and
suffering in Iraq. The Harlem
community parks and recreation
areas are pat up for recreation


and not for fighting. Let's wise
up and be intelligent young men
and women and stay in school
and get your education.
Young teenagers
please read this
Young teenager Jessica
Cieara Huntley has recently
returned from the northern
states where she and her parents
won a two-week vacation -
Jessica is a brilliant young
teenager. She answered a call
one day, she is selected to partic-
ipate in the National Miss Teen
West Palm Beach pageant, that
will take place April 10. Jessica is
competing for her share of over
$20,000 in scholarships, prizes,
and specialty gifts, which will be
distributed to the contestants.-
Jessica will display her pet-
sonality and interviewing with
this year's West Palm Beach
judging panel, personality is an
aspect that each contestant is
judged on during all phases of
competition. If Jessica wins the
Teen title in West Palm Beach,
she said she will represent West


Palm Beach and all surrounding
communities at the cities of
America National competition in
Orlando and over $60,000 in
prizes and awards will be pre-
sented. Community, let's sup-
port our own. We had one Miss
Teen age Fla, that was black. She
went all the way to the top. She
was the one and only Miss Wil-
helmina Lewis, daughter of Mr.
Orville Lewis and the late Mrs.
Lucenda Lewis. Miss Lewis is a
doctor in the Ft. Pierce area. 1
think she got married. I can't
recall her married name,, if that-
be so.
Easter Sunrise
Services
There were many who turned
out on Sunday morning to sun-
rise service, on Easter Sunday
morning at Mt. Calvary M.B.
Church. After the morning serv-
ices were over, the audience
assembler at Dr. L.H King fellow-
ship hall and was served a deli-
cious breakfast prepared by the
Mt. Calvary M.B. Church senior
ushers.


Easter Program
and egg hunt
At 4 p.m. all the parents and
children assembled at the. church
for their Easter program and Easter
egg hunt. The' program was
enjoyed ball.
Glades Choir Union
The fourth Sunday, Glades
Choir Union will be held at Mt. Cal-
vary M.B. Church. On the fourth
Sunday in April at 3:30 p.m. The
public is welcome,. Rev. Dewayne
Brown Pastor Sis. Emma Dixon
President, minister Ivory rich Sec.
Bro. Hylton Clarke Trea, Rev. James
Davis Vice President. Circle your
calendar for April 24.
Foster Grandparent
Meeting
The Dr. Piper volunteer foster
grandparent program will be held
at United Way house in Labelle,
Tuesday April 12, at 10 a.m. to
noon. All volunteer foster grand-
parents are to attend unless legally
excused we only meet for two
hours.


Teri Schiavo and the promise of Easter


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
If you have listened to the
news or read the newspaper, no
doubt you, like most Americans,
have been inundated with, the
Teri Schiavo case. Her husband
argues that Teri would want to
be free, to die rather than to live
as a vegetable. To her immediate
family, Terri's a beautiful girl to.
whom they.can't say goodbye.
My heart goes out to both of
them, and I think it's sad that
Terri's husband and family can't
minister to each other and grieve
together in this tragic situation.
Over my yeas in ministry, I
have been involved in a number
of cases where a decision.was,
made to remove artificial means
of life support. It is never easy.
When do you say enough is
enough? Should we keep body
functions going by exotic means


just because we have the tech-
nology to do so?
At what point do we quit play-
ing doctor and start playing God?
These are no easy questions,
especially when they involve a
loved one. I don't even pretend-
ed to know all of the circum-
stances or reasons or arguments
in this case, but I believe the root
of the tragedy that we're
encountering today began with
human intervention and exotic
means that kept Terri from dying
,of natural causes many years
ago.
Now, to terminate her life,
they have cut off the feeding
tube. I can't say that I am at ease
with the thought of starving or
dehydrating someone to death.
What I can say is that death is in
many ways a final healing and
my personal choice is to be with
my Lord rather than to suffer in a
prolonged state of total incapaci-


station that requires artificial and
exotic means to sustain. The
promise of Easter allows me to
make this choice.
Do you remember the scene,
in ET where ET reaches out and
touches the potted flower that
had died? It began to grow
again. As a matter of fact, it
became more beautiful than it
was before it died. This is the
promise of Easter for us. Easter
Day has come and gone, but this
promise of Easter is a promise
we can embrace today right
here, right now!
Rolling stones and crumbling
tombstones, what once was
dead, now lives. We go through
life knowing that we are dying


every day as we live, and know-
ing that there replaces in our
hearts that have already died,
but also knowing that God
promises that the story isn't over
yet. .God can and will roll away
our stories and raise us from pur
graves to eternal life.
Easter Day may be over, but
the rolling stone of Easter is the
sign that God's goodness will
neyer be defeated, that. God's
truth will never be denied,: that.
God's love will overcome every
hate, and that God's life will
overcome every death.
This is the Easter story and
the Christian experience. Name
it and claim it! Embrace it and be
embraced by it!


Pet Corner

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have a 17-
year-old teacup poodle. She is in
pretty good health other than some L,.
arthritis, hearing and visual loss -
and she does great! I was wonder- '. '. '"..
ing, should I continue to vaccinate .
Sheer for all the regular viruses even
at this age? Thanks,,. Hazel in
Clewiston.
A: Hey Hazel and how. lucky
you are to have your little compan- .
ion in such good health! To answer
your question: No, I do not feel that
an older dog like yours should con-
tinue to get the regular vaccinations
at this point. I do, however, recom-
mend an annual titer check '
instead. A titer check is a blood test
to make sure that your dog still has
immunity built up from all the years
.of getting vaccines. Titers should be
checked for Distemper, Rabies, In other words, the other one has-
Parvo, Bordatella, Parainfluenza n't dropped yet! So, not only do you
and Corona (No not the beer! Ha!). have to get your cat neutered the
And, if any of the titers are too low, regular way for the testicle that is
then that's when you should get a down, but a search for the missing!
booster. It is the law to have an one has to be done by a surgical
annual rabies vaccination. So for exploration of the abdominal cavi-
the older patient, I recommend the ty And if you don't get the retained
three-year Rabies vaccine. Hope one out, it can turn cancerous. This
that helps Hazel! Take care, Doc is very serious! And, it will probably,
Savvy. cost you more than the average,

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I have a neuter sorry! Good luck there
male cat with only one testicle. Is James- Doc Savvy.
that a strange thing, and do I get a E-mail your pet questions to
break on the neuter? .I'm fun! DocSavvy@aol.com, and check
James, in Canal Pointt. out your pet answers weekly in,
A: Ha! OK James, here's your "The Pet Corner". Be sure to tune;
answer- NO, and NO! In factyour into "The Savvy Vet Show" each!
kitty probably has a retained testicle and every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.:
somewhere in the inguinal canal. on 93.5FM The Big Dawg!






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By Samuel S. Thomas, Ph. D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I directed clinical services at a
Church-related rehabilitation
center for children when return-
ing from the mission field and
was asked to speak at an open
service.
It was a time when parents
would drop off their children for,
a month in hopes of seeing a
change in behavior and attitude.
The program was designed to
give the children new ways of
facing problems and success
experiences to bolster shattered
egos. They came with feelings of
failure, disappointment and
anger. Parents came with feel-
ings of anger, guilt and disap-
pointment at their children and
themselves. -
. After a long period of know-
ing that their was a problem and
trying everything they could
think of, and not wanting to have
to ask for help but being sent by
a judge or counselor, they would
arrive.
I chose for a text that opening
service the first verses from the
nine chapters of John's gospel.
The Lord encounters a man who
was blind from birth. His disci-
ples ask him, "'Rabbi, who
sinned this man or his parents
that he was born blind?" "Nei-
ther this. man or his parents
sinned,"' said Jesus, "but this
happened so that the work of
God might be displayed in his
life." (John 9:2-3)
It's very hard to accept
human weaknesses and short-
comings, especially if.they result
in. a tragedy of some sort. One
parent may accuse the other of
being responsible for "how he
turned out" and the other is like-
ly to quickly respond that the
problems are due to weaknesses
on the part of the other spouse.
At times the child himself is
accused 'of "not trying hard
enough" or "not having the right
attitude" or "being just plain lazy,
or stubborn or mean or...what-
ever." Who sinned? The answer
given in the healing was
."nobody".
No parent sets out to deliber-
ately see a child turn out with
problems and no couple ever
intends that the problems
between them will affect their


children. There is no ufse accus-
ing ,or blaming or pointing fin-
gers. That's the message of the
gospel. The message goes on,,
though.
Somehow the work of God is
to be displayed in the life of each
of us, including the handi-
capped, sick, afflicted. It has to
do with learning from where we.
find ourselves. It has to do with
not being bitter or angry, or
accusing those around us, or
even the victims of tragedy. It has
to do with doing our utmost to
change things and seeing that.
something good might come out
of even the worst situations.
The "blame game" separates
people, and when there' are
tragedies in families, that's the
time they need most to be
together and support one anoth-
er. Question I've asked is, "Did
anyone set out to cause this
problem?" and the answer I've
always gotten is a resounding
"No!" or Of course not!" That
let's me say, "All right, then let's
work on this together" and to try
to help people see that "nobody
sinned".
God's hand in it all may well
be when the shift comes from
accusations and separation to
the willingness to work together
and support each other in .times
of difficulties. That can set the
stage for another miracle -
someone who has been acting
out will change or someone who
is depressed and feeling worth-
less will find a new reason to live
or new friends.
Not too long ago, I completed
a course in medical errors.
That's a topic, which concerns
everyone who goes to the hospi-
.tal or who is treated. The instruc-
tor pointed out that nobody sets
out to do harm, but errors creep
into the system and' cause the
damage.
: In turn, errors are prevented
by changing the. system dArd
causing people to understand
how things happen rather than
blaming or punishing.
It's the same in our lives
spiri2stop looking for the sinner
when none is to be found and
helping where we can. Healing
can take place. The stage is set
for an unexpected miracle and
miracles still happen!


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April is c

The blue ribbon has been a
national symbol of child abuse
awareness for nearly 15 years. It
originated in Norfolk, Virginia in
the spring of 19'89 when Bonnie
Finney, a grandmother whose
three-year-old grandson died at
the hands of his mother's abu-
sive boyfriend, tied a blue ribbon
to her van as a symbol of her per-
sonal commitment to involve
everyone in the effort to prevent
child abuse.
The ribbons have served the
purpose of increasing awareness
of the prevalence of abuse and
neglect in our communities. In
fiscal year 2003-2004, Hendry


hild abuse prevention month


County had 92 verified cases of
child abuse while Glades County
had 22 verified cases. Wear a
blue ribbon to bring awareness
to the issue; however, take the
awareness one step further by
spreading the message.of pre-
vention.
Prevent Child Abuse Florida
has shifted its focus from the
problem of abuse to the solution
of effective prevention and has
adopted the pinwheel as a sym-
bol that represents this shift or
wind of change. The statewide
theme Winds of Change high-
lights how parenting has
changed over the years as a


result of changes in social, cul-
tural and demographic trends in
families.
We as individuals understand
that child abuse is an over-
whelming problem and some-
times feel helpless in making a
difference. If we focus on the
prevention, we can make a dif-
ference in our own individual
ways. The following are some
things we can do as individuals:
Register to vote and vote:
Help elect officials who believe.
in preventing child abuse by
investing in prevention pro-
grams that strengthen families.-
As a neighbor or family mem-


New COP program is in Be]

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza -


BELLE GLADE Similar in,
concept to the recently imple-
mented program in Pahokee, the
Citizen Observer Patrol program
at the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment hopes to find more than a
handful of residents to partici-
pate in the worthy effort.
Like Pahokee's program, the
Citizen Observer Patrol Academy
seeks to provide police with a
few extra sets of eyes and ears
that will work in collaboration
with officers to crack down on
illegal activity throughout Belle'
Glade.
The way in which the pro-
gram works allows the depart-
ment to have greater coverage of
the city, with residents in the pro-
gram riding through the streets of
Belle Glade in teams, playing the
role of watchdogs.
The presence of the extra
patrol unit on the road should
deter crime and should the par-,
ticipants come upon a suspicious
activity, they immediately notify
the nearby officers to the scene.
Volunteers in the program are
asked to stay away from any
. potentially.dangerous situation
and let the officers handle the
matter once the initial report is
made.
"We're looking to beef up our
patrol in the community," said
Chief Albert Dowdell, who decid-
ed it was time that the depart-'
ment implements a community
watch program such as this.
According to Chief Dowdell,
the effort to have a Citizen
Observer Patrol is iot a new one,
having been attempted by the.
previous police administration,
with very little success. He iSr


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Detective S. Khan, who will be heading up the Citizen
Observer Patrol program, hopes that residents will join in the
effort and serve as volunteers.


hoping that now citizens will
begin to participate.
Heading up the program is
Detective S. Khan, who'will be
working with residents in the
implementation of the program.
Presently, the project, is moving
forward smoothly and quickly,
explained Det. Khan. The depart-
ment has converted two of its
.squad cars into Citizen Observer
Patrol cars, marked with yellow
painted bands to identify the
cars. Volunteers will be given
special shirts to designate them.
All that's needed now are the
participants. ,
"With our limited resources,
we need a volunteer program,"
said Det. Khan. "They can call us
and say, 'He\, this is What we see'
is going on."'


Det. Khan said that partici-
pants are .asked to contribute at
least two hours each day to help-
ing to patrol the city, though the
number of ,days each week can
be decided by the volunteer.
Hoping to get as many volun-
teers lined up as possible, Det.
Khan said the police department
will be very flexible in working
around the volunteers' sched-
ules.
The only requirements to
being a volunteer, according to
the detective, is that a volunteer
must have a valid drivers license,
if they will be doing the driving
and a clean record. Passengers
do not need a dri Ers license in.
order to participate.
In other cities where the Citi-
zen Observer Patrol has been


ber, be aware of the signs of
child abuse and neglect.
If you suspect child abuse,
report it: 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Parenting is stressful; in your
own individual way help parents
you know with young.children.
As a parent understand your
own stressors and what you can
do to reduce them.
Mentor a child, be a positive
role model.
If you wish information on
parenting topics contact the
Healthy Families Hendry/Glades
Program, Clewiston: 902-3311
ext 532, LaBelle: 674-4056 ext
116..


lie Glade

successful, according to Det.
Khan, it has been because of the
senior citizen population
responding to the needs of the
community. Det. Khan invites
anyone interested in following
up with the police department
and lending their time to
patrolling the streets. Volunteers,
should they choose to do so, can
also decide which area of the city
they would like to patrol and are
not obligated to patrol any specif-
ic area if they choose not to.
It may be that frustrated resi-
dents who have had, to deal with
illegal activity such as burglary or
vandalism near their homes or
businesses may opt to join the
program, hoping to catch or. at
least deter the criminals from hit-
ting their neighborhoods once
more.
* Having someone to spot a
criminal in action, or to provide a
description so police can find the
culprit, spells the difference
between having a report only
and having a captured criminal.
If you are interested, or would
like to learn more, please call
996-7251 and ask to speak to Det.
Khan. You may also leave your
name and number at the station
and you will be contacted.
.Editor's note: The COP pro-
gram has proved to be an effec-
tive tool in deterring criminal
activity in almost every commu-
nity that has such an operation.
In Clewiston, the program is
also credited with being an,
effective law enforcement tool,
We encourage those interested
in this. program,to .contact your,
local lawu enforcement agencies
to learn more about this valu-
able program.


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Annual State Attorney's Law
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ball Tournament. The number of
officers participating has dou-
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in 2003 expanding from fewer
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community involvement.
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Sheriff's Office won .the Upper
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Hendry Correctional Institution,
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Courtesy photos
Cullen Jenkins is a member of the Hendry County Cattle Kyle.Waldon is a member of the Hendry County Cattle Club.
Club. Cullen exhibited the Grand Champion Steer. He is a beef-breeding exhibitor.


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By Sonja Crawford
The Beef Breeding and Market
: Steer Show, sponsored by Clewis-
Ston Animal Clinic and Paige Farms,
was held Tuesday, March 15, at the
Hendry County Fairgrounds. The
show consisted of pee-wees and 4-
H/FFA members showing their
heifers, cows, calves and steers.
The steers exhibited at the show
ranged in weight from 1,100 to
1,270 pounds.
Mr. Jim Selph of Arcadia, Fla.,
was the official judge for the
evening. The steers were judged on
muscling, correctness of finish, bal-
ance, capacity, size, as well as car-
cass desirability. The beef-breeding
critters were judged on size,
growth potential, muscle, balance,
structural correctness, capacity,
and sex characteristics.
Showmanship was judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal to its
best advantage, as well as the over-
all care and training of the animal.
The exhibitors are judged on con-
trol, presentation to the judge,
awareness of the judge, and knowl-
edge of the species. Planning, prac-
ticinig, and neat appearance will
assist the exhibitor in being suc-
cessful.
Bradley Bellew and Savanna
Becket did a great job at exhibiting
their critters in the Pee-Wee Beef
Show. Both exhibitors received


blue ribbons as well as trophies for
their effort.
I-endry County Cattle Club
member Abby Peacock captured
Grand Champion with her dairy
calf. Abby also received first place
in the Senior Showmanship, Fitting
and Grooming. David Hughes,
Clewiston FFA, achieved Grand
Champion with his Angus Cross
heifer.
In the Junior Showmanship, Fit-
ting and Grooming division, Casey
Nash took first place with Kyle Wal-
don in second place. In the Senior
Showmanship category, first place
went to Jamar Boykin with Ritajane
Thompson in second placed fol-
lowed by David Hughes in third
place. Ritajane Thompson cap-
tured first place in the Senior
Grooming and Fitting category
with Jamar Boykin in second place
and David Hughes in third place.
Casey, Kyle, and Jamar are mem-
bers of the Hendry County Cattle 4-
H Club led by Dr. and.Donna Rae
Keen. Ritajane and David are mem-
bers of the Clewiston FFA Chapter
under the direction of Michael
Swindle.
Cullen Jenkins captured Grand
Champion with his 1,270-pound
steer. Cullen is a member of the
Hendry County Cattle 4-H Club.
Receiving the Reserve Champion
award was Josie Boykin who is
also a member of the Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club with her


Courtesy photos
Kim Fielder is a member of the Hog Wild 4-H Club. Kim exhib-
ited the Grand Champion Hog.


steer weighing 1,100 pounds.
Cullen and Josie also received the
Hendry County Bred Grand and
Reserve Champion Awards,
respectively. Hilliard Brothers, Inc.
was the producer of Cullen's steer
and Dr. Keen was the producer of
Josie's calf. In order to achieve the
honor of'receiving the Hendry
County Bred Grand and Reserve
Champion Steer, the steer had to be
born in Hendry County.


In the Junior Showmanship
division: Cullen Jenkins captured
first'place receiving a belt buckle.
In the Senior Showmanship
.division: Jamar Boykin took first
place receiving a belt buckle with
Josie Boykin in second place and
Rachel Fries in third. Jamar and
Josie are members of the Hendry
County.Cattle 4-H Club and Rachel
is a member of the LaBelle Steer 4-
H Club led by Pat McGill.


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doors? Would they love the chance
to learn about wildlife from the
experts, or swim, hike and canoe
with other children their age?
Then it's time. to sign them up
for the Ocala Outdoor Adventure
Camp at the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
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The summer camp is for boys
and girls "ages 10-15 and is based
on wildlife conservation, firearm
safety and outdoor skills. This year
the camp offers five one-week ses-
sions with all-new programs
beginning June 19.
The primary goal of the camp
program is to provide children
with the necessary skills and
knowledge to become better
sportsmen and women, while
instilling an awareness of firearm
safety, conservation and wildlife
stewardship. In addition, campers
will fish, canoe, swim, hike and
participate in many other outdoor
activities.
Tuition is $295 per camper per
week and includes lodging, food,
program materials and instruction
for each session. Each week-long
session is divided into four groups
based on their individual focus:
Wild about Wildlife, Wet and
Wildlife, Hunting and Hunter Safe-
ty and Expedition. All programs
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about wildlife management and
enjoy many camp activities includ-
ing basic wilderness survival and
field first-aid training, canoeing,
fishing, hiking, shooting sports and
other hands-on outdoor pro-
grams."
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traditional camp activities already
described above,, Wet and Wildlife
campers will have the opportunity
to become certified in the FWC's
"Boater Safety Course," Collins said.
For the intermediate level
camper, the camp offers the Hunt-
ing and Hunter Safety group.
"These' campers will learn
about wild game and its habitats,
and apply this knowledge to devel-
oping ethical hunting skills. Then
they will have a chance to get their
hunter safety certification. They
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The following students met the
READING COUNTS CHALLENGE
for the month of February. They
were treated to an ice cream Sun-
dae party! Darrius Addie, Robert
burgess, Arieta Butler, Miguel
Cruz, Delexbs Pryor, Malik
Burgess, Brittney Foreman, Mar-
tinicel Gurdian, Cortavious Han-
nah, Willie Jacobs, Teelexious Jef-
ferson, Christopher Lewis, Jatoria
McGirt, Jalen McKelton, Anilia
Wells, joe Eason, Jalecia Hill,
Stantoria McClorin, Jasmine Spar-
row, LaQuoisha Wright, Omar
Eldaghar, Pedro Fonseca, Linsley
Hall, Arius Petion, Ketavious
Walker, James Austin, Jazmyne
urroughs, Knyco Flores,
Mahogany Johnson, Erica Law-
son, Juan Mata, Richard Polk,
Walkerria Reynolds, Frankie
Rolle, Keisharia Singleton, Rayvon
Anderson, Arisbeth Cortez, Luis
. Gomez,Yaritza haro, Armando
Rodriguez, Nicolas sanchez,
Lennard, Jonathan
Woodsor,,Rosa Burgos,Tangeria
McKinney, LaClera Reddick, Jessi-
ca Rdriguez, Joelisha, Banfield,
Daija brown, N'Neka Daniels,.
Jose Fonseca, Jakayla Gamble,
Luis garcia, Frankie Hernandez,
Xena Jacobs,Robert Mairs, Tre-:
rmetric Nobles, .Alaizia Scott,
Keshawn. Steele, Janazia
Worthen, Fatima Alfaro,Tyra
Crawford, Antonio Bess, Scotteria
Burgess, Shaquan Evans, Yadira
Gomez, James Gordon,Horace
Odoms,deQuisha polk,Armando
Saucedo,Leonard Simpson, lkeia
Slaughter, Carlos Murph, Henry
! Ware, Alkerria \Vimberly',
Taquisha Voung, Rontavious
Austin, Tanika Canty, Stefonjanae
Carter, .jonathan Clay, Clinton
Everett, Josue Flores, David Gar-
cia, Tirini Hannah, Daisy Jimenez,
Johanna Jimenez, Ruwada
kahok, Leon King, Shacondria
Murdock, Shacoyia Polk, Rhandi
Richardson, Ednesha Shine,
Anahfi Rodriguez, Marion Sim-
mons, Markesha Griffiths, Can-
dace Hardy, Rebecca Hernandez,
SIvy Love, and Jonathan McCants.
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SPRING FLING
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had a great time at the annual
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carnival games, a Bounce House
and delicious food! Thanks to all 4
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thank you to Mr. Wayne Boynton
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Westsid Honor Roll
Third Nine Weeks
KindergartenAllE's
Hayley Acevedo, Mohammed
Alam, Brianna Alanis, Issabella
Allen, Kelsey Allison,Ricardo
Ascencio,Mayra Avelar,' Bradly
Bellew,.Rebeca Benitez, Courtney
Blanset,Anthony Caldeion, Tessa
Dunham, Sean Camaratta,
Bahzeak Clarke, Tauna Cole-
man,Jasmine Conner, Selena
Corvo, Jonathan Deese, Darla
Drake, Javier DelRosario.
Guadalupe Duran, Jonathan
Etzweiler, Brittany Funderburk,
Shannon Garrettl,sabella Guz-
man, Jordan Jackson. Ambria
Johnson, Daniel Kite, Dekisha
Lane, Leonardo Leita, Jazzmyn
Lumpkin, Rocky Marcano. Tavar-
ius McCray, Mya McLemore, Alan-
na Mickler, Alexa Mickler, Alyssa
Mickler, Jose Orozco, Alexx Pale,
Martin Perez, Kaylee Pilon, Jose
Quinones, Katy Reyes, Luz Rossy.
Nathalie Sanchez.
FirstGradeAllA's ;


Deondre Bailey, Alyssa Colson,
Krystal Giraldo, John Goodman,
Daniel Jansen, Robert Miller, Perla
Guillermo, Christopher Harris,
Darius Jackson, Angel Lopez,
Sinead McManus, Imani Nedd,
Angel Osorio, Dayanna Paloblan-
co, Scarlett Perez, Alyssa Rawl-
ings, Danyelle Reyes, Jessica Rios,
Sam'Quavious, Slaughter, Mayra
Trejo, Abigail Villarreal, Joshua
Wiggins, Ryan Wyatt, Everardo
Yanes.
A/NB
Johnny Abercrombie, Eric
Amaro, Jocelyn Chavez, Cassidy
Cohran, Lacey Cotton, Jacob Cot-
ton, Diana Cruz, Frank Doce,
Shane' Dodson, Sydney Findley,
Keyna Fuller, Deserray Garcia,
Karla Garcia, Alyssa Garrett, Sadie
Gomez, Analiss Gonzalez, Brit-
tney Harrell, Javonta Hart, Crystal
Holligan, Tahirah Landrum, Maria
Mejia, Claudia Pereyra, Inai Rojas,
Marilyn Romero, Cody Ronquillo,
Rashawn Sanders, Tyrin Sum-
mers, James Thicklin.
Second GradeAllA's:
Megan Blount, Nestor Cabana,
Carolina Garcia, Anessa Leyva,
Melanie Allen, Alexandra Padron,
Damian Ramirez, Jessica Rawl-
ings, Alan Smith, KimberYates..
A/NB
. Markevious Allen, Edwin
Almaras, Kayla Andrews, Luis
Arellano, Tyler. Clemons, Brett
Cortez, Rachel Creagh, Andrew
Depaz, Vianca Gallegos, Adrian
Garcia, Francheska Landrum;
FredricK Landrum, David Lara,
Anthony Mireles, Micah Murphv,
Ryan Nesbitt. Jusue Orduna.
Nicholas Pacheco, Jordan Pencar-
inha, Janet Reyes, Gabriela Rico,
Micah Rivera, Sebastian.Sanchez,
Sergio Sanchez, Ker-Nigil Thick-
lin, Alister Thomas,' Edgar Vil-
lagomez, Devontae Weekely,
GavinWilliams
Third GradeAllA's:.
Amanda Blue, Sydney Connell,
Dustin Egusquiza, Nancy Morales,
Janai Gonzalez. Maria Orozco,.
Jessica Radcliff, Brock Ramer, Ari-
ana Rosas, Juan Sandoval, Chyha
Tucker.
NB:
Jennifer Benitez, Meaghan
Brothers, Angela Cohran, Joshua
Cottiers, Hailey Cotlon, Reagan
Cox, Aaron Dabbs, Dakodah
Davis, Jhander Garcia, Esmeralda
Guillernio. Maria Hernandez, Der-
rick Jackson, Matthew Johnson,
Edwymary Monlalvo, Juan Pujol,
Leonel Ramirez, Latricia Richard-
son, Jose Romero, De'Anthorin
Thicklin, Lisetle Villagomez
Fourth GradeAllA's
Alvssa Baldonado, Priscila Bar-
ravecchia, Casey Cra\\ford,
Samantha Jansen, Jakenya John.
son, Jasmine Leiva, Kelsie Moore,
Shamarria : Morrison, Olivia
Rivera, Susana Tamez, Jessie
Wiggins.
NB:
Kevonte Bailey, Felipe Carrillo,
Darius Cohen, Tamika Cooke,
Davis Dalton, Zachary Gacula,
Noel Garcia, Leonardo Garcia,,
Julian Garcia, : Ryan Garcia,
Andrea Harrell, Talon Houghtal-
irig, Rachel Kelley, Clayton Kline,
Rachel Mendoza, Miguel Perera,
Gerardo Rangel, Roger Schultz,
Ashley Schwartz, Pedro Segura,
Jamequa Stephens, Danielle
Stremus, Vernon Sullivan,
Heathe'r Thomas. Arel\s Valles.
Fifth Grade All A's:
Michonae Brown, Shantoria
Johnson, Stephen Lee, Jorge
Perez, Noe Perez, Adriana Rangel,:
Fana Riveros-Sanchez, Ileana
Sanchez-Riveros, Jessica Schultz,
Stephanie Trevino.
NB:
Nicole Agee. Leslie Almanza,
Anaruth Cruz, Luis Dieguez, Vic-
toria Esposito, Crystal Garcia, Bre
anna Giraldo, Erica Hegley. Brian
Hester, Kinisha Holligan, Dakota
Jarvis, Ra'vin Lee, Robby
McCarthy, Julian Mendoza,
Ro'eissa Moore, Adam Olivarez,
Francisco Reyes. Esmeralda
Rodnriguez, Jeffrey Rojas, Genaio
Romero, Savannah Rounds,


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Sanchez, Co'Bryant Skinner,
Samkerria Slaughter, ,Kenisha
Smith, Katherine Valdes, Ashley
White, Daniel Whitehead.

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Weeks
Kindergarten All E's
-Lynette Almanza, Joan Arel-
lano, Bryce Corley, Sydnee
Cypress, Keshawn Davis, Jean-
Pierre Dubenion, Skylar Duck-
stein, Kirstine Duncan, Jaquan
Forde, Johnathan Harris, Julissa
Hernandez, Dagan Holloway,
Joshua Johnson, Alkaisha Keys,.
Anthony Lamberte, Aubrey Lee,
Jacob Martin, Alex Mata, Wilford
McLeod, Emily Mila, McKenzie
Miller, Jocelyn Moran, Savannah
Naranjo, Johnathan Navarro,
Juan Norton, Juan Padilla, Jorge
Perez, Pedro Perez, Ricard Perez,
Alfredo Rios, Orlando Rodriguez,
Samara Rodriguez, Juan Carlos
Ruiz, Brandon Rudd; Guadalupe
Ruiz, Brenda Saldivar, Zenyda
Soriano, Keianna Summers,
DaAndre Tarver, Naeshia
Thomas, Javan Vasquez, Nancy
Vega, Angelica Velasquez, Savan-
na Zipperer.
FirstGradeAll A's:
Taniya Banks, Dylan Barrow,
Chance Canales, Leyda Cardenas,
Lilibeth Carrera, Michael Carrig-
an,- Micah Cavanaugh, Xavier
Contreras, Kelsey Delgado, Kacie
Durance, Micaela Franklin, Tierra
Hanks, Gavin Hua, ITyler Hull,
Raven Jackson, Alkeria Jackson,
Kendra Johnson, Karissa
Knowles, Erika LaMura, Bryce
Lawson, Ross Mack, Tyler Mack,
Julia McGee, Cosme Mendoza,
Alyssa Miller, D'Vontae Moore,
Jason Perry, Alee Perry, Kacie
Pittman, Myles.' Polhill, Trevor
Pruitt,Weston Rayburn, Crystal
Reyna, Stephanie. Sawyers,
Cheyenne Seiler, Cassandra Sta-
ples, Lacie Steadley, Keah
Stephens, lana Torres, Cole
Upthegrove, Clay Upthegrove,
Laice Varnum, Matthew Vary,
Nigeria Warren, Amber White-.
hall, Megan Wright.
A/B's:
Isaac Bonds, Esteban Cande-
lario, Adriana Diaz, Sa'Quan Elli-
son, Marissa Espino, Jose Euceda-
Perez, Logan Fletcher, Colt Flynn,.
Luis Garcia, Rubenr Gonzalez,
Johnathan Harper, Breanna
Henry, Angelica Herrera, Colton
Irey, Jared Lallo, Michael Mcln-
tyre, Jaquez Pugh, Carlos Reyes,
Emilio Rodriguez, Jose Ruiz, Fer-
min Sanchez, Melyssa Sanchez,
Hiram Simpson, Patricia Tellez,
CristianValtlerra.
Second GradeAll A's:
Erika Benitez, Luke Bradford,
Courtney Brown, Roshon Bryant,
Beth Corley, Darlah Cypress,
Jameria Davis, Leidy Fernandez,
Ronald Fletcher, Kale Gibson,
Mary Gibson, Joe Hernandez,
Rebecca Herrington, Ernesto Hur-
tado; Brenda Jaimes, Rebecca
Manning, Kyree Marshall, Jocelyn
Martinez, Karina Martinez, Ashley
Matamoros,
Sidney Mesa, Jennifer Monge,
Johnny Navarro, Victoria Ortiz,
Amanda Ortiz, Kaley Pagan, Vic-
toria Rice, Margarita Salinas, Jas-
min Vega, Nubia Zeledon.
'NB's:
Raul Alex Alfonso, Alex
Caballero, Anjelica Candelario,J


Angelica Carrilo, Lynette Concep-
cion, Cinthia Delgado, Zachary
Dykes, Sheila Fleming, Wilmer
Flores, Guadalupe Garcia, Diona
Grant, Deborah Hernandez, Sab-
rina Hicks, Tamara Jones, Kyn-
dale Jones, Tyrone Joseph, Eliza-
beth Lopez, Emily Morales, Nasif
Nuzzeramen, Natachalie Ortiz,
Rogelio Paniagua, Stefano Pena,
Kevin Perez, Taylon Pruift, Frankie
Reyna, Guadalupe Reyna, Lean-
dra Rodriguez, Mario Rodriguez,
Labrittany Saxton, Brandon Tor-
res, Lisa Vargas, Leonel Vega,
Katelyn Wright, Cheyenne Zim-
merman.
Third GradeAllA's:
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Delkevious Davidson, Melanie
DeLas Salas, Matthew Duncan,
Ashley Harper, Katie Hughes, Cas-
sidy Lee, Yonovan Oliva, Victor
Ramos, Tyler Sweet, Anabelle
Williams.
AB's:
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Justin Bungard, Alisha Calkins,
Paige Corley, Marco Cruz,
Myleigha. Entwistle, Megan Kling,
Jayla Lawson,Erik Morales, Alexis
Ortiz, James Payne, Anthony
Perez, Demetrius Richardson,
Trystin Swaford, Tianna Th6mas,
Jamaree Thomas, William
Vereen, Kelly West, Jacob Wilson,
Diaci Zamora, Ashley Zimmer-
man. -
Forth Grade AllA's:
Cari Chinea, .Courtney Craw-
ford, Sydney Duckstein, Lorena
Espinoza, Kameron Giese, Mae-
gan Miller, Daniel Moreno,
Shavon'te Richardson, Kavien
Robinson, Rosa Roman, Luis Ros-
quete, Madison Rudd, Chelsea
Steadley, Jazmine Thompson,
Quantasha Williams, Julia
Woods.
A/B's:
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Bowers, Cedrick Brown, William
Dyess, Brooke Flynn, Asheli Gon-
zalez, Jenine Hannam, Mariaele-
na Hernandez, Nicholas Herring-
ton, Daniel Holligan, Caitlin
Jarvis, Corrina Meister, Jose Moli-
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Puryis, Shatwala Putman, Mau-
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Rachel Zipperer.
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Eli Fedele, Evan Ghidella, Ray-
mond Hua, Whitney Irey, Morgan
Jones, Landon McDuffie, Jan-
Michael Ortiz, Grant Polhill, Trey
Pruitt, Carina Sanchez, Jessica
Torres, Roshard Williams, Will
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AB's:
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Courtney Bain, Chelsea Bar-.
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Delgado, Freddie Edwards,
Bradley Ezell, Fabiola Fernandez,
Kelly Fernandez, Angela Fountain,
Mary Gamble, Ezequiel-. Garcia,
Nicole Gonzales, Jeanette Gonza-
lez, Mitchell Guzman, Joanna
Herrera, Jeanette Herrera, Mic'K-,
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Marvin Jaimes, Anna Jasso, Bre-
anna Long, Jason Melton,
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Researchers rescue panther kittens


State wildlife researchers res-
cued two newborn Florida pan-
ther kittens from the wild Sunday
after the kittens' mother aban-
doned them.
Dr. Mark Cunningham, wildlife
veterinarian for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), transported the
3-week-old kittens to the Jack-
sonville Zoo and Gardens. The kit-
tens, both females, are receiving
round-the-clock care by zoo vet-
erinarians and staff.
FWC biologist Darrell Land,
who heads the agency's south
Florida panther research, said sci-
entists are puzzled by the moth-
er's abandonment of the kittens,
especially since it occurred so
soon after giving birth to them.
"We have monitored more
than 180 kittens and have never
seen any kind of abandonment,"
Land said. "The field sign sug-
gests the mother went back into
estrous (the condition of being
receptive to mating) three weeks
after giving birth."
Usually, the mother would not
go back into estrouss until the kit-


Courtesy photo/FWC
Wildlife rescuers are caring
for two Florida panther kit-
tens which were abandoned
by their mother in the wild.


tens are a couple of years old or
something happens to them.
"The hormone changes that
initiate estrous stop milk produc-
tion and prevent the mother from
being able to care for the kittens,"
Land said. "What triggered these
changes is unknown."
Karl- Kranz, director of biologi-


cal programs at the zoo, said the
kittens probably will not return to
the wild.
"But they could very likely res-
urrect the Florida panther captive-
breeding program at some point
if state wildlife officials decide to
undertake such a program,"
Kranz said.
Land said the kittens lived in
the northern part of the Florida
Panther National Wildlife Refuge.
Their mother, a 5-year-old, full-
blooded Florida panther known
to researchers as FP107, was
unsuccessful in raising two previ-
ous litters. Male panthers FP119
and FP131 are possible sires of
the two newborns. FP107 was in'
the company of FP131 when she
abandoned the kittens last week.
*When researchers first sus-
pected FP107 had abandoned the
kittens, they placed monitoring
equipment at their den site to
confirm whether the. mother
returned to tend' the kittens.
FP107 did not return to the den
between March 14 and March 20,'
and the kittens lost 20 percent of
their weight during that period. At


that point FWC biologists rescued
the kittens and placed them in the
care of the Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens, which has the required
permits and expertise to care for
Florida panthers.
"For more than 90 years, the
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has
been dedicated to inspiring the
discovery and appreciation of
wildlife, through innovative expe-
riences in a caring environment,"
said zoo spokeswoman Jennifer
Vrban. "The Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens offers over 2,000 rare
and exotic animals and over 1,000
unique plant species. The zoo is a
non-profit organization and is an
accredited member of the Ameri-
can Zoo and Aquarium Associa-
tion (AZA)."
More information about the
zoo is available at www.jack-
sonvillezoo.org.
More information about Flori-
da panthers is available at the
FWC's Web site, MyFWC.com.
The Florida panther is the offi-
cial state animal. Scientists
believe fewer than 100 of them
still exist in the wild.


WaterFest celebrates water education


OKEECHOBEE Families
Understanding Nature (F.U.N) is
the theme for the first Okee-
.chobee County WaterFest 2005
on Saturday and Sunday, April 2
and 3, at the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina, located at the
mouth of the Kissimmee River
and Lake Okeechobee off of SR
78 in Okeechobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with live-
ly entertainment and interactive
displays. The event is being co-
hosted by the South Florida Water


Management District, Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
.and the Okeechobee County
Tourist Development Council.
Saturday's special activities
include a bass fishing tournament
and classic country music con-
cert. On Sunday, the Porchdogs
will begin the day with Cajun,
country and Blue Grass music,
followed by a Casting Kids contest
sponsored by BassMasters. At 3
p.m. on Sunday, Earthman & The
Planet Earth Project H20 Concert
Tour will perform followed by
karaoke and live Gospel music.


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Florida historical demonstrations
and storytelling will be provided
throughout the day on both Satur-
day and Sunday.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da?s largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can par-
ticipate in hands-on investigations
and activities designed to high-
light water conservation and gen-
eral water resource education.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce house
for the little ones, water slide and


a number of other entertaining
booths will entertain attendees.
Organizers hope that you will join
us in celebrating water conserva-
tion education in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and how everyone is working
together to resolve issues.
The WaterFest will be open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.
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FWC advises hunter safety course before seasons open


WEST PALM BEACH Hunters
needing to get their Hunter Safety
,certification from the Florida Fish
'and Wildlife Conservation Com-
m missionn (FWC) during 2005 are
.strongly encouraged to take a
*course early in the year as courses
: scheduled just before and during
Shunting season usually fill up fast.
The FWC is the only organiza-
:tion that presents the course,
which is free of charge, and enlists
':a volunteer network of trained
instructors who donate their time
o ensure that the legacy of hunting
:remains a safe one. This course is
:equally important for those that
:hunt out-of-state or in.Canada and
-beed to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state-spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.
The FWC Hunter Safety Course
'is available as a traditional class-
'room program or as a home-study
course. Traditional classroom
'courses are offered in all of Flori-
: da's counties. Families with chil-
:dren are encouraged to attend a


traditional course as interaction
with the instructors help children
and their parents to better under-
stand the course materials and
instructors can answer questions
and clarify concepts, which cannot
be accomplished with the on-line
or CD version.
The dates and locations for the
next round of traditional courses
are:
April 16 17, 2005 Broward
County
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days,
Markham Park, 16001 W. State
Road 84, Sunrise. Attendance on
both days is mandatory.
April 20 and 22-24,2005 Collier
County
April 20 and 22 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 23- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 24 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Collier County Agricultural Cen-
ter /Extension Office, 14700
Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120.
Attendance on all days is mandato-
ry
Hunters who can't attend a tra-
ditional classroom course can take
th'e majority of course instruction


without leaving home. The new at-
home method allows students to
obtain partial credit toward com-
pleting the Hunter Safety Course
through the Internet or CD- ROM
interactive program. Once the
interactive portion of the course
has been completed, students
must then attend the required field
day that includes live-firing instruc-
tion on a shooting range, and class-
room work.
The dates and locations for the
field-day portion of the home-study
course are:
April 16, 2005 Palm Beach
County, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., J. W Cor-
bett Wildlife Management Area,
Everglades Youth Conservation
Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whit-
ney Road, West Palm Beach.
April 23-24, 2005 Collier Coun-
ty .
April 23 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 24.- 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Collier County Agricultural Cen-
ter/ Extension Office, 14700
Immokalee Road, Naples, FL
34120. Attendance on all days is
mandatory


Space is limited for both the tra-
ditional course and field-day por-
tion of the home-study course.
Reservations are required by going
online at myfwc.com/huntered or
by calling (561) 625-5126.
Everyone born on or after June
1, 1975, is required to pass this
course prior to purchasing a hunt-
ing license. An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Children
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the child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire exercis-
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check out other programs offered
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Black Gold Fishing
"Tournament
S Children and parents are being
invited to participate in the annual
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the Belle Glade Marina and Pavil-
'ion. A staple event of the Black
'! Gold Festival, children up to the age
of 15 compete in a friendly round of
Fishing. The tournament will be
held April 2. Applications for the
-tournament can be picked up at
'the Belle Glade City Hall, the cham-
I ber of commerce or the fire depart-
-ment. For more questions, call 996-
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Baseball carwash
The Dixie League boys baseball
team will have a car wash this Sat-
urday, April 2, from 10 a.m. until 2
,p.m. at the Bank of America. Please
come and support the team.
Coaches needed


In Clewiston
7 The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
bne interested in volunteering
please contact April White or Char-
|ene Forde. The league has also
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formed a new board. The new
members are: President Ben Cut-
shaw, Vice President Charles Fel-
ton, Treasurer Charlene Forde (228-
3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887); Athletic Director Rick
Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.
Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU 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. Con-
cessions are available. All games
are double-headers. Follow the
league and standings online at
www.AAUGOLDCOST.org; for
more information, contact John
Davis at (239) 253-8576.
More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League- is still in need of sponsors
and umpires for the upcoming
youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in spon-
soring a team or purchasing a ban-
ner, please contact Abby Mass at


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Chamber Golf Tournament
The Seventh Annual Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
Golf Tournament was held Saturday,,March 12 at the Belle
Glade Golf Course. First place team was First Communi-
ty Bank. Shown are winners, from left: Jerry Curtis, Mike
Poza and Woodie Salvatore. Dale Morris is kiddingly rep-
resented by the hat rack! Thank you to all our corporate
and tee sponsors for making this a successful event.


228-0475. Umpires are also needed involved with your community's
this year a certification is required. youth through America's pastime,
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Festival
Continued From Page 1
Hendry County Rodeo and Fair-
grounds. Tickets are $10 Day of
the Festival and $8 in advance
(Tickets can be purchased at the
Clewiston Youth Center of the
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce)


The New Harvest Praise Team kicked the Easter services into
another gear by praising-glory to Jesus with an upbeat tempo
and song.


BPW Arts and Crafts Festival
at the Clewiston Civic City Park
Big Lake Cruisers Classic Cars
7:00 p.m. Festival Rodeo
Sunday, April 17th
6:00a.m. Sugar Festival Fish-
ing Tournament at the Lake
Okeechobee
For more information please
call the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce (863) 983-7979.


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spotlight and delivered an inspir-
ing performance of "Open the
Eyes of My Heart Lord", and "Oh
the Blood of Jesus", followed by
"Oh Happy Day".
Pastor Chuck Pelham, from
New Harvest Church, closed out
the morning's service.
All of the presenters concen-
trated on the Easter theme,


given a resounding reminder of
Easter's true purpose. Mythical"
bunny rabbits, hardboiled eggs,
and a plethora of chocolate
goodies were displaced by the
messages of life and hope that
Jesus Christ gave to mankind
through his terrible sacrifice on
Good Friday.
The messages were grouped
into one sound meaning and
that is through Jesus' sacrifice
and love for man man has
found his way to hope and eter-
nal life through the word of God.


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rise Service, the acoustics echoing across the early morning
of waters of Lake Okeechobee allowed this young drummer
to beat to the tune of hallelujah.


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Fraud
Continued From Page 1
Varnum was arrested in Sebast-
ian last week by the Florida High-
way Patrol on warrants from Okee-
chobee County. The warrants
charged him with grand theft and
tax fraud of over $20,000 but less
than $100,000. He was booked into
the Indian River County Jail under a
bond of $13,000. According to.jail
records, Varnum posted bond and
was released from the Indian River
County Jail Friday, March 18.
.According to Assistant State
Attorney Lev Evans, who will be
prosecuting the case, all charges
against Varnum have been merged
into one charge of tax fraud.
"It was the best way to go for
him," said Mr. Evans. "For Michael
Varnum, that was the max."


Mr. Evans, who handles major
economic crimes in the district cov-
ering Okeechobee, Martin, Indian
River and St. Lucie Counties for the
state attorney's office, said this case
"is extremely complex and broad.".
Mr. Evans said a March 31 dock-
et call has been scheduled in Okee-
chobee County, and he hopes the
trial will begin in early April. The
trial will be held in Okeechobee
County.
Varnum was first arrested on
June 3, 2004, on a charge of utter-
ing a forged instrument.,
OCPD Detective John Zeigler
obtained the warrant for Varnum's
arrest. The warrant, he explained,
stemmed from a complaint filed by
a 46-year-old man who had pur-
chased a home from Varnum in
November of 2003 and the compa-
ny Varnum owned Central
Homes of Okeechobee.
Varnum had allegedly faxed an


altered purchase agreement to the
man's loan agent in an attempt to
collect more money, indicated
Detective Zeigler. The original pur-
chase price, dated Nov. 24, 2003,
indicated a balance due of $53,900.
However, the faxed purchase
agreement, allegedly altered by Var-
num, indicated that after site
improvements the balance due
-was $71,600.
According to police reports, the
date of the faxed copy was Nov. 24,
2003.
"We filed the uttering a forged
instrument and grand theft charges
while making a higher case
because he still had an active busi-
ness," explained Mr. Evans of the
most current charges. "It (the filing
of the current charges) was simply,
'away to slow him down."
Mr. Evans went on to say the.
charges include all of the alleged
victims.


"There is a multitude of vic-
tims,".added Mr. Evans.
And according to Detective Zei-
gler, even though Varnum has been
arrested again, the investigation is
continuing.
"We still have an open investi-
gation," he said.
According to DOR's Dave
Bruns, Varnum allegedly kept
$73,831.24 in tax money and the,
state would seek restitution. How-.
ever; Mr. Evans indicated convicting
Varnum and getting him' off the
street is more important.
"Justice demands prison," he
said. "Restitution is secondary."
Under state law, sales tax is the
property of the state at the moment
of collection. DOR staff repeatedly
contacted Varnum to help him
come into compliance with state
tax law, but he failed to meet his
legal obligations, stated a DOR
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mitted, they must be increased
due to the price of steel increas-
ing on a virtual weekly basis.
While increasing costs of mate-
rials can' be linked to new con-
struction prices, it does not explain
the same boom in existing struc-
tures, which is currently undergo-
ing an incredible upswing.
According to Laura Smith,
from Dyess Realty, in Clewiston,
working families with the aver-
age median income in outlying
areas of West Palm Beach are
already finding that they cannot
afford a $200,000 home.
"How long before it gets to
us," she asked? "It's pretty much
happening now. It's just going
absolutely crazy."
Mrs. Smith said the Clewiston
area has always been an attrac-
tant to people looking for partic-
ular things in their lives.
"We've got the lake and we're
basically an hour from anybody,"
she said.
But the recreational opportu-
nities of this area and the offering


of peace and quiet are now being
offset by the real estate trend, as
it swings upward and onward,
and. the rural communities are
being focused on by those who
are looking for affordable hous-
ing and for those who are look-
ing for investments.
"I had a couple from Miami
who figure they are cashing out
on their coast prices and come
here and pay cash and basically
get what they want here for free.
It still takes them an hour to get
back to where they are going, but
even if they travel that hour on
the open road, they figure they
come home at night to the peace
and quiet."
Former members of coastal
communities are looking for
weekend retreats and/or new
permanent., residences through-
out the area. Local residents are
rinot being left out, but the oppor-
tunities to buy affordable hous-
ing are getting slim and the rental
situation in Clewiston. is not
much, better, as far as being
affordable compared to earned
income or is just about impossi-
ble to find.
Some people are looking at


city expansion as a possible solu-
tion, but in what direction can
the city begin annexing property


and without an existing larger tax
base, will infrastructure costs
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weaken the term limits, opposition of legislators and
"Legislators should know special interests. So today, the
that Floridians oppose their battle for term limits is really a
attempts to water down the battle over who is the boss: leg-
voter-enacted "Eight is Enough" islators or citizens.
law," said Paul Jacob, a senior No one questions that legisla-
fellow and spokesperson for tors have the power to place a
U.S. Term Limits, the nation's measure on the ballot to weaken
largest term limits organization. or repeal term limits. But having
"Those pushing to weaken term the power doesn't make it right.
limits are woefully out of touch.: As legislators, you under-
Voters want to keep it." stand that you are not on your
The poll conducted by Ras- own time here in Tallahassee,
mussen Reports, a national but on the people's time. The
polling firm, surveyed 3,500 "Eight is Enough" term limits
Florida voters. It has a margin of law is a condition. of your
error of just 1.7 percent at a 95- employment and weakening the
percent level of confidence. Sup- law, while it may be on the agen-
port for the "Eight is Enough" da of legislators, is not on the
law was 78 percent. By a whop- public's agenda. Thus, for legis-
ping 74 to 21 percent, voters lators to use their precious time
favor the current term limits law in Tallahassee to place a meas-
to legislation moving through ure on the ballot that legislators
both houses of theLegislature to support but voters clearly
allow legislators to serve 12 oppose is a misuse of legislative
years, which is 50 percent time.
longer. Additionally, by a whop- It is somewhat like inviting
ping margin of 85 to 7 percent, people over for dinner and then
voters agreed with the statement purposely serving them a dish
that any change to the voter- you know they do not care for.
enacted term liniits should That would be rude, and surely
come from voters and not from none of us would consider
legislators. doing such a thing. What if it
"For legislators to use their was the boss we invited for din-
precious time in Tallahassee to ner? Well, the voters are the
place a measure on the ballot boss. It should be clear to one
that they know voters oppose is -and all that they do not wish to
a misuse of their legislative weaken the term limits law.
time," said Jacob. "The legisla- Even many supporters of HJR
tors should be doing the peo- 1177 and similar bills admit this.
pole's business, not their own." It is an amendment the people
The following is Mr. Jacob's do not care for and good hosts
testimonial transcript before the would never put it on their plate.
Florida House of Representa- Legislators have a conflict of
tives. interest on this issue and should
U.S. Term Limits supports leave the law alone-completely.
term limits at all levels of gov- Don't touch term limits. In fact, a
ernment. We proudly con- recent poll showed that 85 per-
tributed to the "Eight is Enough" cent of Floridians believe that
initiative in 1992 and we contin- any change to term limits should
ue to support 'Eight is Enough' come from citizens and not from
today. We believe term limits legislators.
give more citizens a chance to Legislators have made.it a
serve in government and keep point that this law would .not.
legislators closer to the people, affect them personally, as they
While Florida's term limits would have to leave after eight
are more lenient than average, consecutive years. But it' does
we are not surprised that legisla- affect any legislator who runs for
tors and lobbyists continue to the other chamber in 2006,
oppose the term limits law. If allowirig them to.serve 12 years,
there is one simple fact of term or for a legislator who takes a
limits, it is that people like them break after eight years and
and legislators and lobbyists do returns to the legislature.
not. Let's be clear, however, there
Good people can disagree is a ready mechanism for citi-
over the merits of term limits, of zens, should they ever change
course, but the issue has been their minds on term limits, to
decided in the public mind. Vot- change the law. The initiative


ken term limits are
s want to keep it."
Paul J
esperson for U.S. Term L

process is available to
Even legislators can use t
tiative process, as they he
other issues. In fact, some
lators have complained th
far too easy to enact co
tional amendments via ini
I'm convinced that voter
defeat any initiative to w
term limits, but that is th
legitimate process for ta
the issue-precisely wha
required of citizens whet
sought to enact limits to
with.
Some have suggested
perhaps the public moo
changed on term limits. T]
no evidence to that effect,
answer any such question
Term Limits is today relea
new and extensive poll of
Florida voters conducted b
mussen Reports. The pol
firms in clear and unmista
terms that Floridians supp
eight-year limit on their sta
islators by an even larger rr
today than in 1992, when t
tiative passed with an impr
77 percent.
The poll, which I'm su
ting to this committee and
ing available to all legis
and tothe public, show
today 78 percent of Flor
support, the "Eight is En(
law.
In previous committee
ings, some legislators pc
out that in 1992 voters wer
given a choice of eight-yea
its or no limits. It is a good
and raises several issues. F
1992 legislators had
opportunity to propose
own term limits and give
a choice at that time.
choose not to do so.
Second, if legislators ar
ous about giving the voters
choices, why not offer an
native for six-year House]
as is the law in several state
for lifetime rather than con
tive limits? Virtually every
legislators introduce bil
lengthen term limits, the
they truly support .
limits... just significantly l
limits. But it strikes me as
zling why never once in cc
.ering the proper length of s
limit has a legislator propose
make the limits shorter
once, not anywhere in the
try.:
Third, and most instr
concerning HJR 1177, Flori
favor eight-year limits ove


year limits by a whopping 74 to
21 percent. It is not a close call.
woe- Voters have indeed heard the
complaints about the complexi-
ty of the legislative process and
Jacob, the time it takes to learn the
Limits ropes. But a legislator who can-
not learn the job and be effective
in eight years, doesn't belong in
them. the legislature in the first place.
he ini- In fact, no legislator has yet run
ave on for re-election on the slogan, "I
e legis- haven't figured out the job of
iat it is being a legislator.yet, so please
nstitu- send me back to Tallahassee for
tiative. more training."
rs will The president of the United
weaken States is limited to 8 years, and
e only the president is expected to hit.
.ckling the ground running day one.
t was Being president is a lot tougher
n they job than being a state legislator.
begin Citizens know that a worker
has to learn to do his or her job
d that in a, matter of days or weeks, not
)d has years. As the St. Augustine
here is Record editorialized last month,
but to "But imagine telling your boss in
n U.S. the private sector that you need
sing a a few more years to get up and'
f 3,500 running. You'd be running to the
?y Ras- unemployment line."
1' con- Under the "Eight is Enough"
akable law, legislators can serve for
ort an eight years, take a break for a
ite leg- single term, and then return to
margin the legislature for another eight
he ini- years. Or move to the other
*essive chamber after eight years. But
HJR 1177 says that's not enough.
ubmit- It would allow legislators to
I mak- serve 24 years without a break if
slators they switch chambers or 24
s that years of a 26-year period in the
idians same chamber.
ough" Ladies and gentlemen, that is
a career.
hear- Voters have defeated similar
pointed attempts by state legislators in
e only Arkansas, California and Mon-
ar lim- tana. Last November in
Point Arkansas and Montana voters
first, in slammed such measures, 70-30
every percent and 69-31 percent,
their respectively. In California in
voters 2002, legislators and special
They interests outspent term limits
advocates by $11 million to $1
e seri- million in attempt to gain f6ur
more additional years through pas-
alter- sage of Proposition 45. Nonethe-
limits, less, voters trounced the exten-
es, or sion effort 58 to 42 percent.
isecu- We urge this body to do the
, time people's will, not the Legisla-
Ils to ture's, and defeat HJR 1177 and
*y say any other attempt to water
term down or destroy term limits. As
onger a term limits advocacy group,
s puz- we will do all we can to educate
onsid- the people of Florida about any
such a legislative measure to weaken
sed to term limits. Furthermore, in the
. Not best spirit of the Sunshine State,
coun- we will work to make certain
that your votes for or against
active HJR 1177 are well known.
idians Thank you for your time and
er 12- attention.


Retail nominees sought for state award


TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Retail Federation (FRF) is
accepting nominations for the
2005 Retailer of the Year Award
for Leadership (ROYAL) through
Monday, April 18. This presti-
gious award recognizes out-
standing retailers who have
demonstrated a blend of effec-
tive business skills with commit-
ment to their communities, cus-
tomers and employees.
Nominations can be made
on-line at FRF's Web site,
www.frf.org. Click on "Retailer
of the Year" logo, where addi-
tional ROYAL information is
available. For more information
or to nominate by telephone,
contact Elaine Mann Carpenter,
FRF's vice president of opera-
tions, at (888) 357-3824 or send
e-mail to elaine@frf.org.
"Florida's 95,000-plus retail
businesses employ one of every


"The ROYAL award is a way to pay tribute to
just a few of those many retailers who are so.
vital to the well-being of our state."
-Richard A. McAllister.
FRF president and CEO


five workers in our state, pay
nearly $28 billion in wages annu-
ally and collect and remit over
$20 billion in sales and retail-
related taxes for Florida's gov-
ernment," says FRF president
and CEO Richard A. McAllister.
"The ROYAL award is a way to
pay tribute to just a few of those
many retailers who are so vital to
the well-being of our state."
Nomination criteria: Anyone
may nominate a Florida retailer
for the 2005 ROYAL award. They
may also submit more than one
retailer for consideration in any


given award year. Previous nom-
inees who .did not receive an
award may be nominated again.
Self-nominations are appropri-
ate. Nominees must have a phys-
ical presence in the operation
and/or management of a retail
business in Florida. The ROYAL
is given to individual retailers,
however, the three award cate-
gories are based on the nomi-
nee's current company's annual
sales volume; Less than $1 mil-
lion, $1 to $10 million, and more
than $10 million. Upon being
nominated, each nominee will


be sent an entry form that must
be completed and returned to
FRF no later than Wednesday,
May 11.
The 2005 ROYAL recipients
will be honored during a lunch-
eon held in conjunction with the
University of Florida's nationally
acclaimed annual "Retailing
Smarter" symposium June 23,
at the Omni Resort at Champi-
onsGate, Orlando. The recipi-
ent's nominators will also be
invited to attend.
Each ROYAL winner receives
an attractive granite and beveled
glass trophy, local and statewide
recognition, complimentary reg-
istration to the symposium and
complimentary hotel accommo-
dations in regard to the awards
luncheon. Nominators and nom-
inees do rnt have to be mem-
bers of FRFIo participate.


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Doctors and lawyers


encourage living wills


TALLAHASSEE --The
Florida Bar and the Florida
Medical Association have
joined together to encourage
Floridians to learn about the
benefits of preparing Living
Wills and to designate Health
Care Surrogates. The lawyers'.
and physicians' groups are
providing information and
statutory forms on their Web
sites at www.flabar.org or
www.fmaonline.org.
The Florida Bar and the
Florida Medical Association
are working together in an
effort to maintain their tradi-
tions of serving the public
interest.
"Physicians and lawyers
want to ensure that all individ-
uals involved with making
health care decisions have the
necessary information to
make informed decisions,"
said .Florida Bar President
Kelly Overstreet Johnson, of
Tallahassee, and Florida Med-
ical Association President
Dennis S. Agliano, M.D., of
Tampa.
Additionally, The Florida
Bar Speakers Bureau is
arranging for members of its


Elder Law, Health Law and
Real Property, Probate and
Trust Law sections to volun-
teer as speakers for address
civic and community organi-
zations throughout the state
on Living Wills and other end
of life issues. To schedule a
speaker, groups should call 1-
800-342-8060, extension 576.7.
A Living Will is a document
that gives instructions or
expresses an individual's
desire concerning any aspect
of his or her future health care
treatment. A Health Care Sur-
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to make health care decisions.
if the individual becomes
unable to do so. A Living Will
should not be confused with a
person's legal will which dis-.
poses of personal property on
or after his or her death, and
appoints, a personal represen-
tative or revokes or revises
another will.
In order to make the pro-
vided documents valid, they
must be signed and wit-
nessed. There is no need to
involve a physician or retain a
lawyer, unless personally,
desired.


Crist praises flag ruling


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General C.harlie Grist praised the
fourth District Court of Appeal's
unanimous ruling that a Palm
Beach County Marine veteran
cannot be forced to sell his home
to pay the legal fees of those who
opposed him in court.
George and Anna Andres had
been forced to remove a flagpole
from their property by their
homeowner's association (Indi-
an Creek Phase III-B) with the
association subsequently seek-
ing to compel the Andreses to
pay their legal fees by placing a
lien on their home.
The Attorney General,
through Deputy Solicitor General
Lynn Hearn, joined with the
Andreses' counsel to argue that
the Florida Constitution does not
permit foreclosure on home-
steads to pay legal fees.
The appeals court, in revers-
ing the trial court, agreed with
that.argument. .
"In any event, we find that the
(homeowner's) association doc-
uments do not provide for a con-
tinuing lien that preexisted the
homestead exemption for the
attorney's fees in question here,"
wrote the court.
"This is a tremendous victory,
not only for. George and Anna
Andres, but for the concept of
property rights in Florida," said
Crist. "This couple was brought


into a conflict because they
wished to prominently fly the
flag of their country, and the
court correctly recognized that
they could not be forced to give
up their property in order to pay
the other side's attorneys as a
result of vigorously challenging
attempts to limit their manner of
expression."
The association sought reim-
bursement of more than $20,000
for its expenses in pursuing the
flagpole case against the
Andreses. The Attorney Gener-
al's argument was that the lien
was not imposed for purposes of
taxes, repairs, improvements or
labor that benefited the property,
but instead to pay lawyers, tram-
pling, the constitutional rights of
the owners to their homestead
exemption.
In addition, other options
were available to the homeown-
er's association.
"Indian Creek is not preclud-
ed from seeking other legal
measures to collect on its judg-
ment for attorneys' fees, but fore-
closure upon the Andreses'
homestead is prohibited," wrote .
the court. "We, therefore,
reverse the, final judgment of
foreclosure."
A copy of the Court opinion is
available at: http://www.myflori-
dalegal.com/Andres_Opinion.p
df.


Your yard may need some 'doctoring', says experts


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Has your yard exerted on stressful factors is now
had a check-up lately? If not, better applied to building up defense sys-
late than never, say plant healthcare teams. Just like human health, plant
experts. Plant healthcare (PHC) is a health .improves when hazardous
relatively new concept in profession- factors are removed from the envi-
al landscape management. PHC can ronment and check-ups are per-
preserve and protect a homeown- formed regularly.
er'syardandpocketbook. In years past, expensive reme-
Preventative care, frequent dies were employed after a yard
check-ups, early detection, had been, badly damaged. These
informed decision-making, and practices were often unsuccessful
routine treatments that provide and cost homeowners significant
long term, stable solutions have amounts of money in planting and
become vital parts of plant health- maintenance. Plant healthcare pro-
care programs. The approach is grams, however, can help ensure
multi-faceted and customer-driven, the health and beauty of plants and
focusing on the health, growth, and landscapes, lowering maintenance
beauty ofahomeowner'syard. costs and increasing property val-
"It's like an HMO plan for your ues. -
yard," says Jim Skiera, Executive "The long-term savings is virtu-
Director for the International Soci- ally guaranteed," Skiera says. "Not
,ety of Arboriculture (ISA). "Adopt-. only will a plant healthcare pro-
ing a plant healthcare program can gram enhance the well-being of
prevent problems or keep them. plants, but it also will improve the
from getting serious. When home-, mood. and bank account of the
owners and professionals work homeowner."
together, everyone benefits dras-
tic,' costly ffaifttenarc'-can be What to expect from
avoided while the value of the r am
entire property increases." a program .
The basic premise behind PHC Professional support Plant
is that if a plant is tended to proper- healthcare experts should ask ques-
ly, natural defenses can be strength- tions, explore priorities, and deter-
ened. Energy that would have been mine a homeowner's expectations.


Look for ISA Certified Arborists or
certified landscape professionals
who are well-trained, educated, and
experienced professionals who are
familiar with landscape plants, their
needs, and the pests and diseases
most likely to attack.
Individual care Every yard is
different. A homeowner's desires
and expectations should drive the
program while enabling profes-
sionals to care for the yard.
F: frequent monitoring Early
problem detection is key to long-
term success. Professionals should
inspect a yard every' 3 to 6 weeks
during growing seasons A scout-
ing report should be given to the
homeowner after every visit, alert-
ing them to any existing or antici-
pated problems.
Treatment options and alterna-
tives If unhealthy environmental
factors are present, the profession-
al should provide the homeowner
\\ilh information about the prob-
lem and all possible treatment
options just like a doctor would a
patient. The best choices usually
involve natural processes, those
that are least intrusive. Chemical
treatments should be used as a last
resort. Homeowners and profes-
sionals .should Work together to


decide what is best for theyard.
Environmental sensitivity -
Healthy plants naturally enhance
their environment,
strengthening natural defense
systems and suppressing .pests.
Professionals should help elimi-
nate pests in environmentally
friendly ways, taking care to elimi-
nate only those that are harmful.
While spot spraying is one possibil-
ity, PHC professionals should avoid
blanket chemical sprays.
Cost effectiveness PHC pro-
grams maintain the vigor of the
landscape. Proactive PHC pro-
grams cost considerably less than
reactive interventions.
The International. Society of
Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered
in Champaign, Ill., is a nonprofit
organization supporting tree care
research aroutid the world,
As part of ISA's dedication to the
care and preservation of shade and
ornamental trees, it offers the only
internationally-recognized certifica-
tion program in the industry. For
more information, contact a local
ISA Certified Arborist or visit
www.treesaregood.com.


Producer pledges to assist all the migrant workers


IMMOKALEE -The president of
one of Florida's largest produce
companies has offered to help
migrant workers whose children
were recently born with severe
birth defects stay in the area while
health officials investigate the
cause of the defects, officials said.
Don Long, president of Plant
tity's Ag-Mart Produce Inc., met
with the parents Friday at a church
in Immokalee.
"The company offered to help
the fathers.find work here in town
after the current tomato work ends,
so they won't have to follow the
hg. est the way they usually do,"
said Sanaida Martinez, of the Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion, a social services organization
that helps farm workers.
One baby was born without
arms or legs, and another with a
partially formed jaw. A girl without
a nose and no visible sexual organs
died days after birth.
Collier County health officials
are trying, to determine whether
pesticides caused the defects, or if.


they are the result ofgenetics or used the same chemicals.
other reasons. Long also spoke about helping
The mothers gave birth within the families straighten out their
the last four months. They said they immigration status, Martinez said.
iived within 200 feet of one another : The two surviving children are
at the sane labor camp when they, U.S. citizens, but their parents are
became pregnant. A sign at the field undocumented Mexican nationals.
said more than two dozen pesti- Between 1999 and 2003, Ag-
cides and herbicides were used Mart was cited three times by state
there. The women worked into inspectors for violations of pesti-
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or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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THE SEMINOLE "-
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Has the following openings in our Water
Resources Department on our
Big Cypress Reservation:
Water Master: Operate entire Water Control
System. Exp. wall areas of water pumps
systems. Supervisory expq. HS diploma
req.
Water Control Structure Operator: Work
w/local agricultural operators to determine
structure settings for delivery to cattle fields.
Assist w/maintenance of water systems.
Mechanical ability pref. HS diploma req.
Pump Operator: Operate & maintain all
pump stations & equipment. Keep accurate
records. Mechanical ability & exp. w/pumps
pref. HS diploma required.


Resumes via e-mail:
galtman@semtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477 or by mail to:
HR, 6300 Stirling Rd.
Hollywood, FL 33024
Further detail:
www.seminoletribe.com


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GROUP TREATMENT COORDINATOR


Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., i'provides
quality programs for youth-at-risk. Join us'
now as a Group Treatment Coordinator at
our wilderness camp in Clewiston, FL. This
is an extraordinary opportunity to make a
lasting, positive difference in the lives of
youth. As A GTC, you will provide counsel-
ing and case management to a group of ten
at-risk youth,, act as the primary contact and
liaison with community and family, facilitate
treatment meetings, setting up aftercare
plans, promote youth helping themselves
and others and act as a mentor modeling
solid choices.


BA degree in Human Services and two years
experience working with children with seri-
ous emotional disturbances or substance
abuse problems required.
Send resume and cover letter to: Angie
Leide, EYA, FAX: 727-442-5911; ONLINE:
www.eckerd.org

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SOLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK --
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Apply in person at main branch on
205 So. W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston 9:00-4:00. EOE
SALES ASSOCIATE
Creative self-motivated retail oriented
individual to service and cultivate new
customer relationships at our full service
Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat. Banking
experience not required. Training,
competitive salary, incentive program
and full benefits.


POST CLOSING CLERK
Review loan files, data entry, balance
journals, and prepare correspondence.
Good typing, computer, telephone and
customer service skills required.
Salary and full benefits. /


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ADVERTISEMENT PROCESS
TESTING TECHNICIAN
Seeking an individual with previous
laboratory experience. Minimum
high school or GED required. Good
computer skills needed and working
knowledge of Good Manufacturing
Practices. Employment is seasonal;
Good pay, benefits and a 401K..
Contact HR Dept.
@ 863.902.41-85
fax 863.902.4315, or
pphillips@southerngardens.com


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
For Local Construction Office -
SComputer skills a MUST! Bi-lingual
a plus. General office work.
Hours 7:00am- 3:30pm
BENEFITS AVAILABLE
Call 863-983-9941


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Registered Nurses
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Clinical. L ?dder Progr3m Educa3uori A.stance
.i .. Q SoV. J,'- o t-o ,I .i.- 1.., 863,983- 805
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AGRICULTURAL LABORER


HARE LUMBER &
READY MIX 4 ,
COUNTER RETAIL SALES POSITION
%--- Counitr [reail sales person lor twui.iang
-),--- supply busiries. Preter iTia1ur ir'dividuaL i
lpd- wono is puncidiral aia rnowlee oi ni
construction maienals ilinuai predi eijr
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APPLY IN PERSON @: -
Hare Lumber & Ready Mix
425 E. Haiti Street, Clewiston.
863-983-8144 "-_


Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individ-
ual to work with experimental sugarcane va-
rieties. Must be able to work in a team and
read and follow precise instructions, must
be able to perform heavy manual labor and
work in a hot, humid environment. Valid
driver's license, acceptable driving record,
and proof of legal residence required. Eng-
lish speaking, high school graduate pre-
ferred. Drug free employer, competitive sal-
ary and benefits offered. For additional-infor-
mation call 561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply
in person at the USDA Experiment Station in
Canal Point, Florida.


Job


OKEECHOBEE LANDINGS
RV RESORT
is hiring a Part-Time Maintenance
Person, 30-36 hrs. per week.
Mature Individual Who Is Punctual &
has Driver's License. Light Carpentry,
Plumbing/Electrical Skills, Grass
Mowing. Okeechobee Landings is an
alcohol/drug-free workplace.
Apply in person:' 420 Holiday Blvd.,
Between: 9 am 5 pm Weekdays.
863-983-4144


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NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


LABOR FINDERS
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
| All Types of Work Available
[ C 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. $
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S(863) 902.-9494


Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
maito: classad@newszap.com


FLORIDA SUGAR
CANE LEAGUE
ENVIRONMENTAL
TECHNICIAN
Part lime (Approx. 24
hours per week).
H.S. Diploma & Valid
Florida Drivers
License Required.
Call 902-2286 for
more informa-
- j ,. tion.


Caregiver/Light. house-
keeping, Mon-Fri. will also
do just housekeeping.
(863)946-6697


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


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


Financial


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


Buine s
OEpportanie 3i


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is Illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases 'of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it Is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at 1-
800-834-1267 for previ-
ous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


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0 HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

HCAP Health Care Navigator
Grant Position
Position #163-2125
This position is to provide tailored care coor-
dination services to clients of Western Palm
Beach County. Employee interviews clients in
need of services and assists them in navigat-
ing the eligibility process of medically and
culturally appropriate healthcare and social
services. Employee must provide high quality
customer service with attention to special
needs of diverse client base. Employee par-
ticipates in outreach activities guiding clients
to program services. Associate's degree with
course work emphasis in social work, human
services or related;, supplemented by three
(3) years previous experience or training that
provides excellent knowledge of eligibility cri-
teria for alternative government supported
health care programs and benefits including
Florida KidCare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social
Security Disability, CHAMPUS,,Veteran's Ad-
ministration benefits, etc. and the ability to
performiinterviews and advanced administra-
tive support functions; or.an equivalent com-
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 e-mail to:
employment@hcdpbc.org. EOE, M/F/D/V


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#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 800-836-
3464 #802428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
sold!

HELP WANTED Earn Extra
income assembling CD
cases from any location.
'No experience necessary..
Start immediately!
(800)405-7619 ext 28
www.easywork-
greatpay.com.
Online Job Offer eBay
Workers Needed. Come
Work with us online.
$$$$$ WEEKLY Use your
home computer or laptop.
No experience necessary.
800)693-9398 Ext.
856.

Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income
& rewards. Choose Avon!
S863-677-0025
WORK FROM HOME I
Fa lime i Full lmie
VISIT
www.getvldeogetpald:eom


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!
Never Repay! For personal
bills, school, new busi-
ness. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
6081 Ext #75.


$ CASH ADVANCES $ Per-
sonal Injury Lawsuits-
Structured Settlements-
annuities- Pensions- In-
heritances- Lottery -Prize
Winnings-We Buy Mort-
gage, Real Estate, Busi-
ness notes. Se Habla Es-
panol. Jerry 866-767-
2270

$$ FREE CASH GRANTS!
$$ Never Repay! Live Op-
erators! Gov't Grants for
Personal Bills, School,
Business, etc. $47 billion
left unclaimed. (800)574-
1804 ext. 369.

LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.
Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.
paychecktoday.com.



Services


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


rentals

pl,, (561)996-4324
.: (.561)996-9066
1.324 -S' .-<.Sl.
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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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Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
S813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.


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


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


Anyone
who has a
problem wall around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
@ 863-983-7546
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10xi5,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
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 & Fabrics595
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
Miseepeneous 655
Musical Instniment6s60
Of fice Supplle/.-
Equiplmnt 665
Petl/Supplles/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 696
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tooles 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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AIR CONDS- (1)- 3ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.


Air
HEAidTi PUP /CUNT


HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


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HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's,, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.


ISAiaSHER new-, use


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


ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
(863)467-8160.


Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.

UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.


BICYCLE, BMXe


BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
new condition, $25.
(863)76.3-6757


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PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.
Time to clean out .the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Outdoor Rocker


Busy do-it-yourselfers will
appreciate this quick and
easy outdoor rocker project.
Requiring only basic tools,
even amateurs will find that
they can finish it in an after-
noon or two. The completed
rocker measures 36 inches
tall by 24 inches wide by 30
inches deep.
Outdoor Rocker plan
(No. 130)... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
.4 plans incl, 130
(No. C94).. .$25,95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects).. .$2,00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and-send with check to:
U.Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409,
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1.2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


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Flea Treatments
Available
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W. VenturamAve Clewiston, FL 33440
945.3- 93 _! SR*4M.5


DISTRIBUTOR ROUTE SALES
License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment
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FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED

Full-time reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and Glades Counties,

The successful applicant must be a selfmotivated individual with strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

digital photography ishelpful Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties, fulfilling assignments on time, creatingcommuni-

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

SWest Sugaland HighwayClewiston FL, 3314



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PIONEER BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Beat Next Price Increase.
Go direct/save. 20x26.
25x30. 30x40. 30x44.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100 860x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

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

STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 2)0'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



BI FOLDING DOORS-white
vinyl, 1-30x80, 1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
(863)763-1997.
BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

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.


RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.



ELVIS RECORD Rare
Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-
3358



COMPUTER SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$100. (863)612-0900. ,


BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BUCKET SEATS 2) High
Back, Black, Leather like
material. Fits most any-
thing. $75 863-467-6805
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/'
all. (863)674-0467.
-COFFEE TABLE w/Fdrmica
Top' and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
DIN. RMI. Table, 1" bevelled
10 p"p : r L. *: Hi: av
Ariiiquii N,,rio, 8 6 crnair..
'. 4 86 3.) % 4 ; t
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.




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


LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love--
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
9879


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

561-993-1160


SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

WROUGHT IRON BED
queen size have photo for
email on request $200
(863)983-7775


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EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets'w/metal
woods. $190f or both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7.each.
(863)946-3123.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Okeecho-
bee.


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



WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671





JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER,
Griddle, Farberware Rotis-
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


WALKER: VACARE wlFront
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub
Sstool. $75 863)763-1059


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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 & Fin'an-
cial aid if "qualify.
8661858-2121
wwtw hidEwlVinerchoiirin-
.com.
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
S.MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access.to
over.225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
HATE RUST STAINS? New
Super Strong Formula
Stop Irrigation RUST! Use
your existing system-Con-
trols Heavy Iron Stains
(866)343-9515
www.UNRUST.com.


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SPA/HOT' TUB COVER,
76-76 & VWier nei-air. GE,
40 gal. 1.125 hor 311 will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell
SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727.




FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
.115 1'6:1763-1997.


Televsion


Round Barbecue Set


There's nothing more relaxing than an old-fashioned
backyard barbecue, with friends and family gathered
around.the picnic table on a warm summer evening.
This round barbecue set, designed to seat eight, is the
ideal place to enjoy just such an evening. Add a
'shade umbrella (available at home centers) and start
the festivities early.
The-completed table is 52 inches in diameter, but
it may easily be enlarged.

Round Barbecue Set plan (No. 239) .. $9.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91),
Four projects incl. 239... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
U-Bild Features
P.O. Box 2383
Van Nuys, CA 91409


Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
O p u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee y


BIG SCREEN TV
Magnavox, oak wood,
$200. (863)634-0907.


TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for 'both,
will sep. (863)697-9704



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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 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
Uvestock B55
Poultry/'Supplies 860
Seeds .Plants!
Flowers 865


QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981
S SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.



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


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ABSOLUTE!


AUCTION


100 Homesites in Highlands County, FL


This is YOUR chance to own property in Highlands
County! ilomesites range fiom 1/1 to t/2 acm,,
inchiding tlakefiont & golfcourserprolprtics.
Over 190homesites will be saoldl SOLUT to the
last and highest bidden regardless ofprice!

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LUGGAGE
1 pc. in exc. cond. w/wheels
hide away handle $60
(863)983-6319
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BFAGLE, CKC Registered.
First shots. Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375.
(863)634-2424.-
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tri-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents- on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
(863)382-3370
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat 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 863-697-0035
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


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

LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained,: $600.
(863)517-1177

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. MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 h,p, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467

WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-.
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790


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


Rentals |
IENT

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


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.





Space Avail. immed. 1000
sq. ft. located 805 Hwy 27
Moore Haven next to Good
Will (863)946-1181 '


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, e-mail: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445).



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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property. Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10410
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


HOUSE w/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, landry,
porch, $25,000
(863)599-0626


40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
$485,000 (239)340-
0501.

Grand Opening Land Sale!
SO. FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379.

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


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.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER-SEASON IS
HERE! MUST. SEE THE
. BEAUTIFUL PEACIEFLL
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.
COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis,- golf. Water access.
From $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low 'down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.
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.
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now.(800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

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:
landyetiveg@aol.com. -
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT Awesome Views,
fishing & much more.
Huge Lake. 1-2 ac from
$39,900. Call for details,
MLC (866)920-5263.
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


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


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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


Mobile Homes

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Mobile Home Lots 20,15
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


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
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
'Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091.

CERA HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

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



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

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


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2160 W. Hwy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
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New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405
PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront. Lg. Fla,
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228
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 Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083.
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
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PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trlr,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044


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BIG DISCOUNTS!i!!
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'
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 .

TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377


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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
Hendry County Non Profit Housing ,in, ii i p :', ,';. ; i.- ,- ni t.i'i i'w
furnishing all of labor and materials, ;.i.::nj, 1.':,o o-.,'-) 1j,'-A.]
incidentaasn called for in the landscaping of Greentree East in Clewiston,
Florida. Bids are to be delivered to the office of Owen Luck, 90 Howe
Street or mailed to P.O. Box 1820, LaBelle, FL 33975 up until 12:00 p.m.,
March 31st, 2005. All bids received will be publicly opened and read
aloud at above address April 1st at 10:00 a.m.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the -
general contractor and all sub contractors.
Thr, iin.J:. ,, d .;.'i.: Tr, b e , ,,1 ),d ".,l ;,-, -"f,, r,-tion3
Tj, ,,: ..l.,I i,-.] i .,,, it,,- ,,Vh:, ,'i Ht,,],', i: ,url, ib.,I,,,-l,, lI,:[,'iln-,l.
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'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. Genera 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


Marine


MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.'
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,.
$4000, (954)553-5140.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.
STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 101/4'x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.


KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500.
peg (863)452-6561
YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
best offer. (863)675-8155
or 863-675-3038



Automobiles


Automobiles 4i05
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


NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thatthe Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct a PUBLIC HEARING on April 18; 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall
Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewirf.- Fi.n;,i
During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes ". --,,,-L h-I'_l
passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA RELATING TO ZONING REGULATIONS; AMEND-
ING ARTICLE VI, CHAPTER 110, ENTITLED "SUPPLEMENTARY DIS-
.TRICT REGULATIONS" OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENTTO SECTION 110-436, FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES;
PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO SECTION 140-437, HOME OCCU-
PATIONS; PROVIDING FOR-ENACTMENT OF A NEW SECTION 110-
438, ENTITLED ACCESSORY STRUCTURES; PROVIDING FOR. RE-
PEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the CityManager's Of-
lice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Flonda, torthe inspection
by any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meet-
ing and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. Bf any person
decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting for public heading, such person may need to insure
that a verbatim records of the proceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Mali Chamness
Mayor
563455 CGS 3/31/05


GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
(863)675-1472

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


I Pars-epirs


.CAR DOLLY, Good tires,
pulls good. Asking $600
or best offer. 863-697-
9704

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

ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561.


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FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, 'start-
er. & exhaust 'system
$2500 (863)357-1078
HONDA CIVIC '89 Needs
fixing or -good for. parts
Good Motor $200
(863)902-0213
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
Saged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
8052..
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PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
'$2500 (863)763-5519


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MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
(863)234-1798.

TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407


FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561

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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE COUNTY .COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 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 tooserve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Mela-
nie A. McGahee, sq.; whose ad-
dress is 417 West Sugadand High-
way, Clewiston, FL 33440, on or
before 4/22/05 (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 31"4/714
Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


READING A NEWSPAPER..,


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


FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case Fie 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,
and 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, andand all per-
sons claiming any dght, 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, HENRY 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 property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiff's 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 o general circulation published in Hendry County,
Flodrida.
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


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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, has been
rescheduled to meet Wednesday,
April 13, 2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the
office of said District located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County, Florida, for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term
of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and 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
SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
562455 CGS 3/24 31/05
.LEGAL NOTICE I
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on April 14 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1988 Honda 4DR
VIN #1HGBA7429GA107886
1985 Chevrolet 4FR
VIN #1G1BN69H6FY114299
563530 CGS 3/31/05
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.

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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of East Shore Water Control Dis-
trict, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of East Shore Water
Control District for the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glades,
Palm Beach Ci:.u,s,i Florida, on
Wednesday, ,..,-i ,ir,, 2005, at
10:00 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 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 '
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, April 7th, at 12:30 p.m.
in the Conference Room at Hendry
Regional Medical Center, 500 West
Sugariand Highway, Clewiston,
Florida.
563667 CGS 3/31/05
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man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds.


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your used items by sell-
ing them in the classi-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09f,s.
United American Lien & Recovery
as agent with power of attorney wil
sell the following vehicles) to the
highest bidder subject to any liens.
Net proceeds deposited with Clerk
of Court. Owner/Lienholder has
right to hearing and post bond.
Owner may redeem vehicle for
cash sum of lien. All auctions held
in reserve.
Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor
facility. Cash or cashiers check will
be accepted. There is a 15% buyer
premium. Any person who is inter-
ested should call (954) 563-
1999.
Sale date: April 22, 2005 @ 10:00
am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL 33309
14742 1995 Cadillac Deville 4dr
Vin#: 1G6KD52B5SU232987 r/o
David Gallegos or Camellia Maria
Cisneros Law Enforcement CC:
OHS & MV MS68 Nell Kirkman Bldg
Tallahassee rfl 1/h Modem Corp
3535 Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers FL
cust: David Gallegos 2003 Prow
LaBelle FL lienor: Quality 1 Auto
Care 19 Hardee St LaBelle FL 863-
675-6106 lien amt $3429.08
Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
562299 CGS 3/31/05

PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on April 9,
2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce
Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863) 675-
'1025, the undersigned, FORT
SKNOX 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 1 MELM50U5VA654087
Endigue Monroy, V-1 & V-26
Chrysler 1C3BF66P8GX507331,
Chevy Van 2GBEG25Z4M4138870
Steve Miller, J-2
Stroller, misc. items
Lynda Davis, 113
Misc. Items
562234 CGS 3/24 31


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 o 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
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:, : r I,-, .1", I.,' junl
562464 CGS 3/24,31/05

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
Flonrida statutes 713780, to
the highest bidder at 12065
Lake 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


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11,2005 in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Venture Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and reconsider a variance request from John D. Cote, Sr. pursuant
to Section 110-60 of the City Code of Ordinances. The applicant has re-
submitted a request for approval of a variance to replace a covered car-
port destroyed by a hurricane with a prefabricated steel carport.
LOCATION: Lot 11-12, Block 10, GPOC, a.k.a. 705 E. Avenida del Rio,
Clewiston, FL 33440
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this
request on April 18, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission
Chambers. .
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board
meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding
the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation because of"
a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing impair-
ments, should contact the Building Official's office iT ,i I '.i ii,.
prior to the hearing, 4
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
563535 CGS 3/31/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO'CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of
Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting
- on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 9:00a.m. in the County Commissioners
Meeting Room in the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida,
to consider the adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005
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ULAUDS CUUNTY, FLORIDAU
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2001-9 RELATED TO
THE GLADES COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY;
APPOINTING A BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE AGENCY; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PRO-
VIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file at the Glades County Clerk of
Court's Office, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MAT-


TER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
RECORD INCLUDESTHE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
ALL Interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact
Among the Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South
Florida Water Management District", the 17th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water
Management District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, -
has submitted, on March 22, 2005, the 17th Annual Work Plan. The -
Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land.
The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40
South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South,/Range 32 East; Township 39
South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immok-
alee Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range
29 East. The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County, -
Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is
located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon4he Work Plan or submit a written *
request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action
regarding the Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regula-
tion; South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be re-
ceived within 30 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy
of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of fur-
ther 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.
563697 CGS 3/31/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of South Bay Public Safety Dept. will be holding an Auction on
Monday, April 11,, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for the disposal of
the following items:
1 Ford Dump Truck Over 20 yrs. of age
2 Palm Tran Buses (2) .
3 Small Passenger Bus (Unknown Year)
4 1988 Ford Pickup
5 Ford Crown Victoria, 1996 (2)
6 Onan Generators (2)
7 Spray Tanks on mounted trailers
8 Golf Cart (Parts Missing)
9 Various odd size tires
10) Miscellaneous tools and equipment
All items will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids may be by mail or per-
sons may appear at the auction and bid.


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Items may be inspected at the above address prior to the Auction.
If you have any questions, call Michael Morris at 561-996-6511.
563034 CGS 563034


Senior Connection

Happenings


Happenings at

Senior Connections
Faith in Action in Clewiston
Kickoff Reception is Thursday,
April 7, at 5:30 p.m.
. The public is invited to cele-
brate the expansion of Senior
Connections of SW Florida Faith
in Action program in Clewiston
at the Senior Center next to John
Boy Auditorium, 1200 South
WC. Owen Ave.'
The purpose of Faith in
Action is to match volunteers
with those who are chronically
ill, to help them with different
activities of daily living. Faith in
Action volunteers, ",care part-
ners," can provide a variety of
helpful services, including mak-
ing friendly phone calls, shop-'
ping for groceries or just being a.
compassionate listener. Please
join us-for a short program,, with
refreshments, to kick off Clewis-
ton's participation in this nation-
wide program. RSVP to Liz Tay-
lor at (863) 983-7088.

Free services

to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center
and in. Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices. Legal help
from Florida-Rural Legal Ser-
vices is available at the Nobles
Senior Center in LaBelle April 13
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Must call
675-1446 to make appointment)
"Save the Date" Memory Mobile
and the next Trash to Treasures
Indoor Flea Market at Nobles
Center are both on Friday morn-
ing, April 15. "NEW" Medication


assistance through LEAPS is
available April 20 from 1-5 p.m.
at.Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven.

Post Disaster Help

for Older Adults
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties
who continue to need assistance
with such issues as roof repair,
debris removal, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Elders' in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can
speak'with a specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston
on Monday and Tuesdays, (983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday (675-1446).

Upcoming Meetings

and Events
Family Caregiver Support
Group free meetings in April will
feature discussions with a
Parkinson's disease specialist
from Lee Parkinson's Care in Ft.
Myers. All meetings, take place
from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. Next meet-
ings are April 13 in LaBelle, April
20 in Clewiston, and April 27 in
Moore HAven. Call 675-1-446 in
LaBelle, 983-7.088 in Clewiston
and 946-1821 in Moore Haven.
Nobles Senior Center exer-
Scise classes meet M-W-F at 9:30
a.m. Come and join this lively
group for better health. "NEW"
Gamers come every Monday to
the L.J. Nobles Senior Center
starting at 1 p.m. for card play-
ing, scrabble and what have
you. All are welcome.


Florida's workforce report released


Florida's employment/unem-
ployment report for February
2005 has the state's seasonally
adjusted February 2005' unem-
ployment rate of 4.5 percent
essentially unchanged., from the
revised rate of 4.4 percent in Jariu-
ary and down 0.4 percentage
point from 4.9 percent a year ago.
The state continued to see growth
in the total number of jobs.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for February
2005 was 0.9 percentage point


lower than the national rate of 5.4
percent.
In February 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural employ-
ment grew by 257,300 jobs over
the year, growing at a rate of 3.5
percent. By comparison, the
national rate of growth was 1.8
percent for the same period.
Based on data from January
2005, the latest month for which
comparable data is available from
other states, Florida led all states
in the number of new jobs creat-


ed and had the, fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populous states.
,The manufacturing industry in
Florida has experienced positive
job growth with. over-the-year
gains since April 2004... Solid,
growth continues in the durable
goods sector, which gained 6,300
jobs (+2.5 percent) since last
February. Much of the growth in
durable goods was in transporta-
tion equipment manufacturing,
(+1,900 jobs, +4.7 percent) and


computer and electronic product
manufacturing. (+1,600 jobs,
+3.3 percent).
The newly redefined Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA,
led the state in. employment
growth (+67,100 jobs, +3.0 per-
cent), followed by the Orlando
and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear-
water MSAs with over-the-year
job growth in-February 2005. of
plus 46,400 jobs and plus 36,100
jobs, respectively.


Okeechobee EU.N. WaterFest this weekend


Families Understanding
Nature (F.U.N) is the theme for
the first Okeechobee County
WaterFest 2005 Saturday and
Sunday, April 2-3, at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina,
located at the mouth of the
Kissimmee River and Lake Okee-
chobee off of SR 78 in Okee-
chobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with
lively entertainment and interac-
tive displays. The event is being
co-hosted by the South Florida
Water Management District,
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina and .the Okeechobee
County Tourist Development
Council.
Saturday's special activities
inr-dude a bass fishing tourna-
ment and classic country music
concert. On Sunday, the Porch-
dogs will begin the day with
Cajun, country and Blue Grass
music, followed by a Casting
Kids contest sponsored by Bass-
Masters. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Earth-
man & The Planet Earth Project
H20 Concert Tour will perform
followed by karaoke and live
Gospel music. Sporting demon-
strations and Florida historical
demonstrations and storytelling


will be provided throughout the
day on both Saturday and Sun-
day.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da's largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can
participate in hands-on investiga-
tions and. activities designed to
highlight water conservation and
general water resource educa-
tion.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce
house for the little ones, water
slide and a number of other
entertaining booths will entertain
attendees. We hope that you will
join in celebrating water conser-
vation education in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and how everyone is working
together to resolve issues:.
The WaterFest. will be open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each
day. Please phone the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter for more information at (863)
462-5260.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the


southern half of the- state -16
counties from Orlando to the
-Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect


water resources of .the region by
b'alahcing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys-
tems and water supply. A key ini-
tiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Ever.glades.


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Egg hunt
Children of all ages turned out Sunday for the VFW and
Recreation Departments annual Easter Egg hunt at Wood
Works Park. The winner in the 0-2 age group was Ainla.r
McCbnniel, age 3-5 Natile Nickel, age 5-7 Angel
Escobar, and age 8- Rosa Roman.


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