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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: April 7, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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I, Number 45 Thursday, April 7,2005


Briefs

Chihuahua races
April 9


A relay race, featuring all
'dogs, will be take place at
Black Gold April 9 at 2 p.m.,
with a check in time sched-
uled for 1 p.m. The relay
races will feature dogs on a
leash and two runners. Dogs
can be of any breed under 25
pounds, must be current on
all vaccinations and heart-
worm prevention. They must
also undergo an exam by Dr.
Noelle Savedoff, which will
be offered free of charge.
Prizes and trophies will be
awarded. For more informa-
tion on how,to pick up an
entry form,' contact Dr.
Savedoff at 983-9148.

Rummage sale
Huge Rummage Sale at
Calvary Baptist Church onr
Saturday April 9 from 7 a.m.
till 2 p.m. Lots of clothes,
household items, shoes, dec-
brative items, and crafts.
Don't forget to try the roast
pork sandwiches and belly
buster hot dogs with tea or
lemonade. Calvary Baptist
Church located at 1007 Grat-
ton Road in South Clewiston
(Hookers Point).

Church revival
planned
New Beginnings Min-
istries Deliverance Church
will be hosting a special
revival April 11-15, Pastor
Elder Adolphla. Dr. Verlene
Stinson, Irom Miami, will be
tef guest speaker. For more
information, call 983-4737.

Class of '95eumon
The class of 1995 is plan-
ning their 10-year reunion
and need your address. Stu-
dents, parents, and friends,
please contact them via e-
mail with current addresses,
so they can mail out invita-
tions. They will need a head
count before any, final deci-
sions are made. The reunion
is scheduled for May 28. E-
mail any questions or infor-
mation to
Classofl 995CHS@hotmail.c
om. This information is need-
ed ASAP..
Upcoming meetings
and events
Farnily 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 meetings are April 13 in
LaBelle, April 20 in Clewiston,
and April 27 in Moore Haven.
gall 675-1446 in LaBelle, 983-
7088 in Clewiston and 946-
I1 21 in Moore Haven.
See Briefs -Page 12

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Shaken baby syndrome on rise


By Mark Young
The month of April brings
awareness to all aspects of child
abuse, as Child Abuse/Neglect
Prevention Month continues.
The leading cause of death
among infants and small children
in the state of Florida is Shaken
Baby Syndrome, a preventable
form of child abuse, according to
experts working with Healthy
Families of Hendry/Glades Coun-
ties, in conjunction with the
Hendry Counity Health Depart-


ment.
According to Jim Martinson, an
assessment worker with the
Healthy Families Program in the
LaBelle office, severe brain trauma
due to children being either dirdct-
ly or indirectly shaken too hard,
can occur not only in newborn
babies, but in children up to seven
years old.
A 1996 study estimates as
many as 50,000 cases of Shaken
Baby Syndrome occur each year
in the United States and that one in
four of those impacted children


die as a direct result of the abuse.
But the 25-percent mortality rate is
just the tip of the iceberg when the
long-term effects of Shaken Baby
Syndrome are understood.
"Shaken Baby Syndrome is
caused by an adult violently shak-
ing a baby," said Mr. Martinson. "It
can be a newborn or children up
to seven or eight years old. It usual-
ly happens in a moment of frustra-
tion when a baby might be crying.
The highest incidents of Shaken
Baby Syndrome happens during
the time when babies cry the most


Sugar Babes: Miss Sugar contestants


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Local beauties vie for Miss Sugar


By Mark Young
It's been more than two
months of preparation for the
Miss Sugar Pageant'committee,
but the day has drawn- near
where 11 local lovelies, ranging
in age from 15-18, will take the
John Boy Auditorium stage to vie
for the 2005 Miss Stgar title.
.The young contestants will be
judged in four major categories,
beginning with an interview in
front of the four-judge panel. The
contestants will actually begin
their competition several hours
before they take the stage, as the
gather at the Clewiston Inn to


meet those who will judge them
in interview skills, and later in
evening gown, sportswear, and
question categories.
The interview will take place
April 9 at 11 a.m., where a Miss
Photogenic will also be decided.
Following the interview session,
the ladies will have the rest of the
day to prepare for the night's
competition, which begins at
7:30 p.m. in the John Boy Audito-
rium.
There, they will re-appear
.before the judges and a large
audience to don two different
types of apparel and will have to
answer an unknown question


for the judges.
Up for grabs is, of course, the
prestigious recognition of obtain-
ing the Miss Sugar crown, but the
winner will also receive a $500
scholarship to the school of their
choice on the spot, with a pledge
of $2,000 more upon their high
school graduation.
Contestants will have the
opportunity to take their title into
other competitions across the
state, but will also be required to
understand the title of Miss Sugar.
"We do a lot with the girls,"
said pageant director Pam Kelley.

See Beauties Page 12


- like between three to six
months old."
Mr. Martinson said that is the
time of a child's life when the inci-
dents are most prevalent, howev-
er, the cases range significantly in
age and the tragic results of Shak-
en Baby Syndrome can occur
within seconds of a momentary
loss of control.
"A baby can be shaken violent-
ly within a matter of seconds," he
said. "It causes serious brain-
injury. It can cause death,- but
what happens is the baby's head


shakes back and forth -and if you
picture a raw egg in a container
and you shake the egg, everything
separates. That's what the baby's
brain is like because the baby's
brain is not fully developed it's
kind of loose. When it's shaken, it
separates." .
Mr. Martinson presents a valu-
able visual tool while educating
parents about Shaken Baby Syn-
drome. He has X-rays of twin sis-
ters, one who has not been afflict-

See Syndrome Page 12


Price of first



home soars


'By Mark Young
Editor's note: This is the
third in a series looking at local
real estate trends.
Like most "trends" the real
estate market is expected to hit
its peak eventually, but the dam-
age may have already been
done.
What used to be considered.
luxury-housing accommoda-
tions- for the average working
family is now what many would
refer to as in their affordability
range.
Young families just getting
started in their careers were
once able to find start-up homes
in the $50,000 range, and if they
made enough money, could
look more to a ready to move-in
varietyof home in the range of,
$70,000-$85,000.


Within a few years, the real
estate trends have twisted those
former realities into something
quite different. Now the ready to
move-in home will begin in the
$100,000 range and something
in the $75,000 market has
become a start-up home, if it can
be found.
Developers have taken full
advantage of the seller's market
by snapping up what is now
considered to be low-cost hous-
ing, fixing them up, and re-sell-
ing at sometimes twice the initial
investment. This has left the
myth of affordable housing as
something of a gentle fairy tale
that children can listen to with
wonderment in their eyes at the
impossibilities of what is no
See Homes Page 12


Navigation lock at


Clewiston closed


CLEWISTON Due to
water levels in Lake Okee-
chobee, theSouth Florida Water
Management District will close
the S-310 navigation lock at
Clewiston between 8 p.m. and
5:30 a.in.
. The new lock schedule start-
ed on Wednesday, March 30.
Boaters continue to have unre-
stricted access to the lake during
daytime hours (5:30 a.m. to 8
p.m.) until further notice. -
On Monday, Lake Okee-&
chobee's water level was at
15.47 NGVD. When the level of
the big lake nears 15.5 NGVD,
water managers generally place
the navigation lock back into
operation, requiring boaters to
"lock through" to pass between
Lake Okeechobee and the
Industrial Canal in Clewiston.
This activity provides flood pro-


tection for businesses along the
Industrial Canal.
Boaters are urged to navigate
carefully through open locks as
manatees often are sighted-in
and near our structures on Lake
Okeechobee during this time of
year. Manatees swim close to
the surface of the water and
often are harmed and even
killed by boaters moving too fast
in areas where manatees gather.
When conditions call for the
"District to return to lock opera-
tion schedules, the public will be
notified through the news
media. For more information,
please call the Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200 or the Lower
West Coast Service Center in
Fort Myers at (239) 338-2929 or
(800) 248-1201.


Telemedicine is promising


part of future health


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Index


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Opinion ............. .4
School ............. 9
Sports ............ .11
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" Patients at the Hendry/Glades
County Health Department are
benefiting by the use of telemedi-
cine to treat the chronically ill liv-
ing in this rural service area. This
cutting edge technology is used
by clinicians to transmit high-res-
olution images of patient exami-
nations and accompanying
health data to specialty care
providers. It is an important tool
with a bright future in the deliv-
ery of health care to rural com-
munities.
Two telemedicine examina-
tion and transmission stations
are presently in operation at clin-
ic sites located in the inland
Southwest Florida communities
of LaBelle and Clewiston. Fund-
ing for this network was
obtained through the Health
Resources and Services Adminis-
tration's Bureau of HIV/AIDS,
Ryan White Title III program to


provide HIV patients with
increased access to specialty
care providers.
Patient examination- images
are recorded electronically.
through the use of sophisticated
medical instrumentation
attached with high-resolution
fiber optics or miniature video
cameras to computer stations.
The information is then encoded
and encrypted for security pur-
poses and transmitted via a ren-
dezvous server located in Ft.
Worth, TX to designated special-
ty care physicians for diagnosis.
There are presently two out-
of-area specialty care providers
in dermatology and pain man-
agement linked to the system
and efforts are being made to
expand specialty care to include
cardiology, pulmonology and
psychiatry.
The advantages telemedicine


brings to patients living in isolat-
ed rural areas are many, explains
program manager Glen Price,
adding that most importantly it
brings health care to the people.
The system provides rapid
access to specialty care,
enhanced patient confidentiality,
transportation savings, elimi-
nates the need for translation
services at the specialist's office
for Spanish speaking patients,
provides printed images of any
physical condition for compari-
son in the patient record and,
overall, provides a level of health
care not previously available.
In the case of Hendry Coun-
ty's two transmission stations,
telemedicine permits an HIV
Specialist Physician to simultane-
ously provide services at both
clinics with the aid of a Physician
See Health Page 12


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Top quilter
Central Elementary School student Austin Pearson, wins
a First Place ribbon and Best In Show First Place at the
Hendry County Fair for the quilt he made.


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Flipside at the

Sugar Festival
Sugar Festival attendees are going
to be treated to some big names in
country music at the upcoming April
16 concerts, but it wouldn't be a
local festival without local flavor.
Local band Flipside will be taking
the stage to entertain their home-
town crowd, as well. Members are,
from left to right, Snag, Trey, Dipp,
Terry, and Randy. Singing backup
for one show only will be Angela
Johnson and Eureka Whitehall.


Miss Rayl to marry
Mr. Snow on June 11.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rayl of
Fitzgerald, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Jodie Jean,
to James Matthew Snow, III, son of
Mr. and Mrs. James Matthew
Snow, Jr., of Belle Glade.
Miss Rayl is the granddaughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rayl and
the late Mr. and Mrs. Bedford
Moran. She is a 1998 honor gradu-
ate of Fitzgerald High School.. She
graduated with highest honors in
2000 from Abraham Baldwin Agri-
cultural College with an Associates
in Business. While at ABAC, Jodie
was on the women's tennis team,
a member of Phi Theta Kappa
honor society, and a member of
Alpha Beta Gamma business soci-
ety. She then attended the Universi-
ty of Georgia and graduated Suma
Cum Laude with highest honors
with a Bachelors of Business in
Management Information Sys-
tems. At UGA, she was a member


of Alpha Kappa Psi business frater-
nity and enrolled in the honors pro-
gram. Miss Rayl is currently pursu-
ing a Juris Doctors from Stetson
University College of Law in St.
Petersburg, Fla, and plans to gradu-
ate in May 2007.
Matthew is the grandson of Mrs.
Mattie Snow and the late Mr. James
M. Snow, Sr., the late Mrs. Cary
Snow, and the late Mrs. Sue Vulg-
amore. Mr. Snow graduated in
1997 from Glades Day School in
Belle Glade. He then attended Val-
dosta Technical College where he
earned a diploma in Industrial
Electrical Technology. He contin-
ued his education at Valdosta State
University and received a Bache-
lors Degree of Applied Science in
Technical Studies. Mr. Snow is cur-
rently employed with Tampa
Armature Works as a service man-
ager in the Tampa office.
The wedding is to be held at
5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at
Arbor Baptist Church in Fitzgerald,
GA. A reception will follow at
Fitzgerald Elks Lodge.


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Obituaries


Laura Lockmiller
Laura Doub Lockmiller, 93, of
West Palm Beach (formerly of
Belle Glade), died at Sutton Place
Nursing Home March 7, 2005.
Laura was born in Pespire, Hon-
duras February 12, 1912. She was
the daughter of Fletcher Harris
Doub, originally from Greensboro,
NC and Susan Motino Doub: Her
first memories were from when,
the family lived in Tegucigulpa,
Honduras. They lived in a house
about a block form the local cathe-
dral.:
When she was bout five years
old, the family rno\ed to San Sai
vador. Her father who was very flu-
ent in Spanish got a job with the
U.S. State Department. He had
originally gone to Latin America
while serving in the Spanish Ameri-
can War. In 1921 the family sailed
from Central America to San Fran-
cisco. There Laura's father started a
hat factory. In 1925 he grew restless
and the family business was sold.
He bought a Ford automobile to
make atrip across the United
States. This was before there were
paved roads and motels.
The family drove and camped
out across the country. They settled
in a small community called
Whitehouse near Jacksonville, Fla.
Later they moved to LaBelle, Fla. in
anticipation of Hendry Ford build-
ing facilities in the area to help in
the manufacturing of rubber tires.
Laura graduated from high
school in 1931 as Salutatorian of
her class. She attended Florida Col-
lege For Women (now Florida
State University) in Tallahassee for
two years. Jobs were scarce when
she moved to Belle Glade to join
her sister Rosa who was teaching
at the high school. She got a job at
Darden's Drug Store. Later she met
her future husband Carl who
worked across the. street at Betzn-
er's Hardware. They married in
1941. Carl and Laura started their
own business, Glades Hardware in
1946 and worked until their retire-
ment in 1977. For several years
Laura worked for Gove Elementary
in the ESE Department. She also
taught first grade catechism to
youngsters at St. Phillip Benizi
Catholic Church every Sunday for
over 30 years. Her husband, Carl
passed in 1993. In 1996 she moved


to West Palm Beach where she
lived on her own until 2003.
She will be lovingly remem-
bered by her family, including her
daughter, Yvonne M. Lockmiller,
Wellington; son, Charles Lock-
miller, West Palm Beach; two
grandchildren, Alison and Michael;
two brothers, John Doub, LaBelle,
William Doub, Immokalee; three
sisters, Rosa Nash, Port St. Luci,
Julia Chappell, Jupiter, Carmella
Mayton, Alarriogordo, NM; many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated. Maroh, 11, 2005 at the
St. Therese De Lisieux Catholic
Church, Wellington. Burial fol-
lowed at Our Lady Queen of Peace
Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm
Beach.
The family would like to thank
the Hospice Bronze Team and
Father Guerin and Father George of
St. Therese De Lisieux Catholic
Church for their care of Laura.
Duke Tucker
Duke Tucker, 25, of Jensen
Beach, died Sunday, April 3, 2005,
at his residence.
He was born in West Palm
Beach, and has been a resident of
Jensen Beach for 12 years coming
from Belle Glade.
He was employed by Jordan
Manufacturing in Jensen Beach.
He was a veteran serving in the
U.S. Navy.
He was a member of The
Church of The Holy Nativity in
Canal Point, Fla.'
Survivors include his wife, Erica
Tucker of Jensen beach; one
daughter, Ruby Tucker of Jensen
Beach; his mother and father, Perla
and Bill Underwood. of Jensen
Beach; and one brother, William
Underwood of Jensen beach.
Friends may call Thursday, April
7, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A
prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.
on Thursday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will
be celebrated at 1 p.m., Friday,
April 8, at St. Joseph Catholic
Church.
Interment will be in Port Maya-
ca Cemetery in Port Mayaca, Fla.
Those who wish may make contri-
butions to National Headache
Foundation, 820 N. Orleans, Suite
217, Chicago, IL 60610-3132.
Arrangements are under the


direction of Aycock funeral home,
Jensen beach.
Raymond Oscar
Reynolds
Raymond Oscar Reynolds of
Clewiston, 78, died Friday, April 1,
2005 at Palm Terrace in Clewiston.
Raymond Oscar Reynolds was
born in Sweetwater, Tennessee. He
lived here in Clewiston for 49 years.
He was employed with Okeelanta
Sugar Corporation, as an Instru-
ment Mechanic. His survivors are
nephews Johnny Reynolds of
Clewiston, Eddie Reynolds of Pana-
ma City nieces, Wanda Formonte
of Panama City, Faye Olson of
Sweetwater; Tenn., Emma Wheel-
er of Panama City and Vicky Robin-
son of Sweetwater, Tenn.
Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m.
April 5, 2005'at Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes. Services are at 11 a.m.
April 6, .2005 at graveside -
Ridgelawn Cemetery, burial will be
at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating
Clergy Reverend Mark Harris.
Arrangements are in the direc-
tion of Akin-Dais Funeral Homes, in
Clewiston.
Edward Lee
"Buddie" Herring
Edward Lee "Buddie" Herring,
age 73, of Lake Placid, died March
31, 2005, at his home after a long
battle with cancer. Mr. Herring was,
born Sept. 18, 1931 in Moultrie,
Georgia, son of Theron and Velma
Herring. He was a retired Florida
Highway Patrolman. His last
assignment being at the Florida
Turnpike station in Orlando where
he served as sergeant. He was a
volunteer fireman for the city of
Clewiston for many years, and
enjoyed piloting airplanes, square-
dancing, collecting model trains,
tinkering with small engines and
traveling in his motor home. His
favorite organization was undoubt-
edly his many functions.
Mr. Herring is survived by his
wife Loretta J. Herring; one daugh-
ter, Brenda (Herring) Lopez, one
brother, Cranford B. 'Jack" Herring;
one half- brother, Roscoe Gay; and
two grandchildren, Robin Lopez
and Oliver Lopez.
A memorial service was held at
11 a.m., on Monday, April 4,2005 at


the chapel of the Akin-Davis Funer-
al Home in Clewiston, with grave-
side services held at Ridgelawn
Cemetery also in Clewiston. For
those who prefer to make a dona-
tion in lieu of flowers, the family
requests that they be sent to Hos-
pice.
Eleanor Vansickle Wolf
Eleanor Vansickle Wolf went
home to the Lord, Sunday April 3,
2005. She was born May 25, 1920
in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grad-
uated from Purdue University with
a degree in Home Economics. In
1948, she moved to Belle Glade
with her husband Emil and two
small children where they lived for
44 years .before they moved to
Venice, Fla. in 2002. For manyyears
she served the children of Commu-
nity United Methodist Church,
where she was a member. For 20
years she held active leadership
positions in the Palm Glades Girl
Scout Council. She substituted for
10 years in Belle Glade schools.
In her latter years, she volun-
teered at Gove Elementary and
with many other organizations that
helped people, including Red
Cross, Shriners, and Adult Literacy
Program.
Survivors include Emil, her lov-
ing husband of 63 years and her
daughters Barbara Port of Seffner,
Fla., Janet Hoffinan of
Lawrenceville, Georgia, Nancy
Wolf of Temple Terrace, Fla., and
Jean Jankowski of Venice, Fla.,
,seven grandsons, and two grand-
daughters.
The celebration of her life will
be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9,
2005, at Christ United Methodist
Church, 1475 Center Road, Venice,
Florida34293, (941) 493-7504.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Florida United
Methodist Children's Home, 51
Main Street, Enterprise, Florida
32725, (386) 668-4774, or the
Alzheimer's Association, 1230
South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota,
Florida34239, (941) 365-8883.,


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Births


Are you eligible for any


of these tax credits


Kaylee Jade Blair
Lyndsey Yagovane and Ronnie
Blair of Clewiston are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Kaylee Jade Blair. She
was born on February 24, 2005 at
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade. She weighed 7 pounds.13
ounces and was 20 inches long at
birth. Paternal grandmother is
Lisa Furderburk of Clewiston. The
Great-grandfather is Chester Blair.


Tijrana Brujnae
Williams
Congratulations to Libby Cop-
per of Okeechobee and Bruce
William from Clewiston on the
Birth of their daughter Tijrana
Brujnae Williams. She was born
on March 30, 2005 She weighed 8
pounds, 2 ounces.


Congratulations


Cristina Isabel
Llorens graduates
May 6, 2005 is the graduation.
day for Cristina Isabel Llorens
from The University of Central
Florida.. Cristina a member of
Glades Day School in Belle Glade,
class of 2000, has earned her
degree at UCF in Journalism with
a minor in Political Science.
'Cristina is the daughter of
Maria Isabel Torres of Belle Glade
and Fernando Z. Llorens of Stuart.
She is the granddaughter of Mr.
aqd Mrs. Alberto J. Torres and Mr.
and Mrs. Fernando N. Llorenos,
also of Belle Glade.


Identification helps


project food supply


Last week Florida Commis-
sioner of Agriculture Charles
Bronson was in Glades County
to promote "point of origin" tag-
ging for cattle. Under the pro,,,
gram, a button-like discki' insert-
'ed into ti-, animal's ear, much as
a human would wear a pierced
earring. The disc contains a 15
digit identification number and
responds to a scanner. Cattle can
be scanned quickly, running
them through a chute past a
portable scanner. This system,
coupled with computer records
kept by ranchers, buyers and
feedlots will be able to trace an'
individual cow from birth to the
table.
This means that if a problem
is found in a particular batch of
, hamburger, health officials
could determine exactly which
. cattle the meat came from, and
trace those cattle back to their
point of origin, within 48 hours.
American beef producers
already have a good record for
food safety. The tagging system
improves food safety because if
there is a problem, health offi-
cials can quickly and efficiently
determine which cattle may
have been exposed to a disease.
The ID system means any cat-
tle that, might have been
exposed can be quickly identi-
r fied, quarantined and tested. It
prevents the need to kill cattle
that might not have had any con-
tact with an infected animal. In
England, during the Mad Cow


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Disease scare, whole herds were
destrQyed in areas where Mad
Cow was suspected, since at the
time they had no way to deter-
mine exactly where each cow
had been in its lifespan.
The tagging system is current-
ly voluntary. Consumers can
encourage it, and other food
identification, at the market-
place.
With so many possible con-
taminants in today's food sup-
ply, consumers need this kind of
information to help them
choose the safest food available.
Point of'origin identification
also makes it possible for the
consumers to support American
farmers by insisting on knowing
where the beef came from and
buying American-bred beef.
Before making .any change- in
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor.-This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
diet or exercise program. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy."


Taxpayers should consider
claiming tax credits for which
they might be eligible when com-
pleting their federal income tax
returns, advises the IRS. A tax
credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduc-
tion of taxes owed. Some credits
are refundable taxes, which could
be reduced to the point that a tax-
payer would receive a refund
rather than owing any taxes.
Below are some of the credits tax-
payers could be eligible to claim:

Earned Income
Tax Credit
This is a refundable credit for
low-income working individuals
and families. Income and family
size determine the amount of the
EITC. When the EITC exceeds the
amount of taxes owed, it results
in a tax refund to those who claim
and qualify for the credit. For
more information, see IRS Publi-
cation 596, Earned Income Credit
(EIC).

Child Tax Credit
This credit is for people who
have a qualifying child. The maxi-
mum amount of the credit .is
1,000 for each qualifying child.
This credit can be claimed in addi-
tion to the credit for child and
dependant care expenses. For
more information on the Child
Tax Credit, see Pub.972, Child Tax
Credit.

Child and Dependant
Care Credit
This is for expenses paid for
the care of children under age 13,
or for a disabled spouse or depen-
dant, to enable the taxpayer to
work. There is a limit to the
amount of qualifying expenses.
The credit is a percentage of those
qualifying expenses, For more
information, SEE Pub. 503, Child
and Dependant Care Expenses.

Adoption Credit
Adoptive parents can take a
tax credit of up to $10,390 for
qualifying expenses paid to adopt
an eligible child, A credit of up to
$10,390 may be allowed for the
adoption of a child with special
needs even if you do not have any
qualifying expenses' For .more
information, seevPub.! 9.68, Tax
Benefits for Adoption.


Credit for the
Elderly and Disabled
This credit is available to indi-
viduals who are either age 65 or
older or are under age 65 and
retired on permanent and total
disability, and who are U.S. citi-
zens or residents. There are
income limitations. For more
information, see Pub. 524, Credit
for Elderly or the Disabled.

Education Credits
There are two credits avail-
able, the Hope Credit and the Life-
time Learning Credit, for people
who pay higher education costs.
The Hope Credit is for the pay-
ment of the first two years of
tuition and related expenses for
an eligible student foe whom the
taxpayer claims an exemption on
the tax return. The Lifetime Learn-
ing Credit is available for all post-
secondary education for an
unlimited number of years. A tax-
payer cannot claim both reedits
for the same student in one year.
For more information, see Pub.
970, Tax Benefits for Education.

Retirement Savings
Contribution Credit
Eligible individuals may be
able to claim a credit for a per-
centage of their qualified retire-
ment savings contributions, such
as contributions to a traditional or
Roth IRA or salary reduction con-
tributions to a SEP or Simple plan.
To be eligible, you must be at least'
age 18 at the end of the year and
not a student or an individual for
whom someone else claims a
personal exemption. Also, your
adjusted gross income (AGI)
must be-below a certain amount.
For more information, see chap-
ter four in Publication 590, Indi-
vidual Retirement Arrangements
(IRAs).

There are other credits avail-
able to eligible taxpayers. Since
many qualifications and limita-
tions apply to the various tax cred-
its, visit a Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) site near you.
The Clewiston and Harlem
libraries have IRS trained volun-
teers to assist you with tax prepa-
ration. Call the Clewiston Public
Libraryat 983-1493 or the Harlem
Public Library at 902-3322 to
schedule an appointment.


Big Lake Amateur Radio Club

to host station during Sugarfest


The Big Lake Amateur Radio
Club will have a short-wave radio
station on the.air during the Sug-
arfest and just across from Wood
Works Park in Clewiston.
The club will make contacts
with the amateur radio commu-
nity and invite the public to visit
their station. This is chance to
speak with persons around the
country, and perhaps around the
world, telling them about our
"big event" here in Clewiston.
The station will be: set up on
the, corner of Osceola and W. C.
Owen Avenue and manned by
local amateur radio operators:
The radio club also invites
licensed radio amateur operators.
to come and participate in this
event and welcomes anyone
who is interested in seeing the
station in operation or talking to
someone far beyond the limits of
the community.
This club event is also a
chance for everyone to see to
kind of "field day" operations
that make communication possi-
ble when all other means fail,


during natural and man-made
disasters, during hurricanes and
when there are power failures.
Members of the Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club come from
around Lake Okeechobee and
are found in.Hendry, Palm Beach
and Glades Counties. They share
their operations skills and techni-
cal expertise in providing the.
kind of communications that will
be shown-while the Sugarfest is
in operation.
President of the club is Eric
Rhinehart, W4KPG and the local
Emergency Coordinator for
Hendry County is Jim Sparks,
AA4BN. The club is affiliated with
the American Radio Relay
League and a part of the Radio
Amateur. Civil Emergency Ser-
vice for Hendry and Glades
Counties. Persons interested in
the radio art are welcome to con-
tact the members for further
information, assistance in getting
"on the air", obtaining an ama-
teur radio license and in learning
more about amateur radio in this'
area.


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Speak Out


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

Sunshine Law
I'm curious why the Sun newspaper hasn't reported any-
thing on the situation with Robert Love, the. mayor, and city
commission breaking the Sunshine Law. Why hasn't the Sun
been reporting anything? Please let me know.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Apparently you missed
the Sun edition where it was noted in a Speak Out editorial
comment that we did, indeed, follow up on the Sunshine
Law. After speaking to counsel for the Florida Press Associa-
tion, it was determined that a strong argument could be-
made that the law was violated. As noted in the previous
comment, an official letter of complaint was sent to the city of
Pahokee and copied to the State Attorney General's Office let-
. ting the city know that holding illegal meetings will not be tol-
erated. As for the case itself, investigations are ongoing.

Second request


This is to Ms. Delaney. Ms; Delaney, don't just quit politics
altogether. Stick around and come back in March. Take on the
mayor that we got. He's no good. We need a person like you.

Why, oh why
I have a question to pose to the city manager of Pahokee
and the mayor and even some of the commissioners. Why is it
that-the city manager and the mayor are trying to discredit and
disband the newly formed Economic Development Board by
flat out lying about u;in the city commission meetings? I'd like
to get an answer to that please.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Obviously these com-
ments are one-sided, but deserve an explanation, if they are
true. If this caller would like to contact the Sun, to set up an
on-the-record interview, it would be easier to approach those
being accused with a proper response.

Keep the money
I read in the .paper where they were gonna give the city
manager of South Bay a $1,000 for each grant he gets. What
they need to do is to keep that money in fund to fix that road
on First Street, down by the water tower that you can hardly
drive. This place is giving their money away. Get something
out of it.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Contracts such as the one
South Bay has with its city manager is. not uncommon in
small towns, because small towns can rarely offer the salary
range an experienced city manager will consider. So, bonus-
es, such as this one are a common tool to lure a good grant-
writer to an area that needs one. However, as you may have
read, the city is attempting to determine the exact nature of
the original contract.

Truth will be told
I'd like your help. I'd like to get a message to our people in
Pahokee that calls us all the time to ask us what's going to hap-
pen with Robert Love and the mayor's lies he's been telling to
the public. For one thing, the mayor wasn't under the influ-
ence of Nyquil he was drunk I know that for a fact. But
the main thing I'd like to get across'is this:-Our mayor, who
demanded the resignation of our Police Chief Duran, has tied
Duran's hands from day one.and I want eveone to-kpow that
'I've been in contact with Chief Duran anMhe truth will be
coming out this week. He's gonna do the right thing. God bless
you chief. -

Questionable company
I'm a citizen of Pahokee. I'm calling in reference .to the
"Unfair to Mayor Sasser." Mayor Sasser has not been nothing
to Pahokee but destroyed it. By putting palm trees in .the mid-'
dle of (inaudible) for our officers have to get around people in
an emergency call. And another thing, Mr. Robert Love. has a
criminal background. Mr. Larry Wright has every right speak
his mind. Mr. Robert Love is putting our youth in danger. Mr.
Sasser, how are you going to explain to a young family with
Mr. Robert Love hitting someone that night? You couldn't
explain that to nobody.

Dead man's curve
I would like to speak out about the dead man's curve road
being closed in Pahokee. I was coming back from Okee-
chobee and dead man's curve was closed.and there was a bad
"accident on 715 and we were in standstill traffic forever. We
. had to take the back road where Hattie's Highway and then
come back up. That is ridiculous. They need to do something
about the dead man's curve being closed and Pahokee needs
another way to get in and out.


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Feeding tubes: A religious or legal matter?


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church
Solomon, when he became
King of Israel, asked for wisdom.
Shortly after his ascension, two
women came to him, each clam-
ing to be mother of a surviving
infant. Solomon was faced with a
difficult choice. He told the two
women that he would divide the
child in two and give each half.
One woman surrendered her
rights to the child knowing that
half a child was a dead child. Being
a mother, wanted her offspring to
grow even if it was in someone
else's home. Solomon gave the
child to its mother (1 Kings3:16ff);
his prayer for wisdom apparently
was answered. These thousands
of years later, we marvel at his wis-
dom and solution. The news has
been saturated recently with
another call for wisdom.
Insofar as feeding tubes are,
concerned -' to remove or not to
remove, that is the question.
Today, there seems to be more
and more issues that divide us. To
bring the troops home, or not to
.bring the troops home, that is
another question. To get more
involved in the mind East or not to
get involved, that is a question too.


To revise Social Security or not to
revise, that is still another question.
To change our immigration poli-
cies or not to change, that also is a
question.
The liveliness of the debates
over each issue and the intensity of
each-proponent who tries to offer
the final word is something com-
mon today. We seem to have no
wise men to step forward and let
everyone see the wisdom of his
decisions. I believe there is a reli-
gious dimension to the question of
the feeding tubes. I note that some
regard it as a family matter, feeling
the law should not be involved and
yet wish to rely on the law to pro-
tect their rights rather than negoti-
ate with the rest of the family.
There are means for deciding,
"What's best" when people
choose to seek mediation involve
religious values.
When families turn to the
courts, other means are involved
and other outcomes can be
expected. In my own practice of
ministry, domestic disputes often
cause me to ask, "What do you
want, to stay married or to
divorce?" Depending on the
answer, I agree to spend time or
refer to legal personnel. In the case
of a woman who is beyond mak-
ing her own decision, but may (or


may not) have made it, I am inter-
ested in the circumstances sur-
rounding her choice.
The New Testament speaks of a
young girl that is believed to be
dead. The commotion and wailing
caused Jesus to say that she wasn't
dead but sleeping. The crowds
laughed at him (Mark 5:37ff).
Jesus restores he to her family and
the account can be found in three
of four gospels apparently mak-
ing a deep impression on all who
were witnessed it. Jesus raises
Lazarus from the dead after ironic
pleas that he wouldn't have died if
Jesus had been around. Apparent-
ly he had been "dead" for four
days --I guess he would have
been brain dead too.
The question before me is
"Why not let sleeping dogs lie?"
Or, why should anyone want to
save the life of someone who is
dead? I think part of the answer is
in another question "Just how
dead are they?"
Totalitarian regimes have sum-
marily put people to death as "use-
less eaters" or disposed of persons,
for parasitismm." Democratic states
have provided for them because
there was something intrinsic in
their lives that was worth having.
: We enter down a slippery slope
when we have persons whom we


regard as not worth keeping alive
and take it upon ourselves to act
on that belief. Is "brain dead" real-
ly dead or is it an extreme of being
handicapped? Dictators have put
the handicapped to death because
they didn't contribute to society
and were instead-a burden to it.
How dead is dead, and how handi-
capped is handicapped?
A few weeks ago, I heard of a
woman who came out of a coma
after years and begin talking to her
caregivers. I wonder how many
years will it take for someone to
decide that enough time has
passed and the person is never
going to come back. If we guess
wrong, it would be tragic. It is even
more tragic because we have no
consensus, no clear-cut outcry
one way or the other about what is
right and what is wrong. There is
no King Solomon to step up and
decide with a clarity that makes
everyone see his wisdom.
Part of the reason may be that
we have chosen to place key val-
ues faith hope and love, in
another arena. This issue will
come up again and again until we
learn to resolve religious questions
in religious ways. In the meantime,
count on a lot of "weeping and
gnashing of teeth."


Make a difference and watch God smile


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Some chose the.. marching
band. I chose football. It wasn't
until years later and several dates
with a clarinet player that I realized
that there are some great things to
be learned from the band.
I learned to paint white shoe
polish on school buses. I learned
that when band members didn't
know their music they put their lips
to the horn and pretended to play
rather than play and remove all
doubt. I learned that one person
out of step could trip up everyone.
But most important, I learned that
the band was an important part of
what happened on the playing
field.
While some of us practiced on
the playing field, Marty played the
trumpet. And it showed. Put Marty
on the 50-yard line and let him
blow. He could raise the spirit. He


could raise the flag. He could have
raised the roof on the stadium if
we'd had one. There is nothing like
a trumpet, but after a while, you
need something more. Enter the
flute, the alto sax, and the drums.
Throw in a trombone or two and
you have a band.
Individually by themselves, they
make music, but together they
make magic. And that magic
spreads down onto the field and
through the stands. It's one of the
things that makes the home-field
advantage an advantage.
What I saw three decades ago
in the band, I-see today in our
churches and our community. We
need each other. Not all of us play
the same .instrument, or even play
the same way. Some of us play soft
and others play loud. Some play on
the field, and some keep the pace,
and some lead the' band. Not all of
us have the same ability. Some of


us need to be on the field carrying
the ball, and others of us need to be
in the stands playing backup and
support. Each of us has a place,
and the place of each of us is
important in the overall game. Indi-
vidually, we each make music.
Working together, we make magic
as each offers their unique gifts.

On the topic of the blessings
found in marching bands, let me
share with you something that was
shared with me. It touched the
heart of this old football player.
Brian Pollitt, Clewiston High
School's band director, has a vision
of being able to.get some band
instruments for the school so that
students who might not otherwise
be able to be a part of the band.
could be. My heart went out when
Brian shared that he knew of at
.least six students who would not
be able to join the band because
they lacked instruments and the.


means to rent or purchase them.
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the life of a child by helping
to purchase a used instrument and
provide them with an opportunity
that they would not experience
otherwise? Do you have an old
instrument that you can donate"
The cost is minimal to the affect
that it would have in the life of a
child. For more details, call Brain at
983-1530 ext. 418. Or call the band
or any department of any school in
your area. Needs abound!
When people catch the team
spirit and realize that what they can
share would make a difference in
the life of another and in the bless-
ing of the overall team, they usually
give from their heart to help make
things happen and God smiles
at the music that is orchestrated.
This is one such opportunity to
share from your heart, make a dif-
ference, and watch God smile.


Letter to the Editor


Questions need
answers, '
Hello neighbors: .:
My name is Larry Wright and
I have a very simple question to
place -before the mayor, city
manager, and Commissioners
Biggs and McEntire.
Why is it that all of you claim
to know what is best for the citi-
zens of Pahokee, and you make
"big deals" of anything any of,
you or your "hired.thug" Robert
Love dO, and you all. "claim" to
love Pahokee, yet you turn your
back on citizens who have
worked very hard and with a
passion over the years to help
bring a sense of pride back to
our community? Why?
There are many people who
work hard every day to erase the
"bad press" that you all produce.
Pahokee and her citizens
deserve .better. My parents,
along with people like Mr. And
Mrs. Sasser, Mr. And Mrs Hen-
dricks, Mr. And Mrs. Parrish, Mr.
And Mrs., Lampi, Mr. And Mrs.
Singletary, Mr. And Mrs. Babbs,
Mr. And Mrs. Boldin, and any
number of married arid single
people who have loved, nur-
tured and prodded Pahokee to
be a winning community
deserve better.
As a young boy coming to
Pahokee from "Yankee territo-
ry" and Chief Duran coming.-
from the desperation that was
Cuba in the 60's, Rafael and I
received the same loving accept-
ance by the citizens of Pahokee.
We each remember that love
and acceptance and want to give
back to Pahokee and her people
for loving us. He is a mart who


was doomed from the start of
his dream job. How DARE you
Mr. Sasser to use the "F" word
over and over as you demanded
he come to Pahokee to cover up
for your "hired thug". Do you
not know that we all KNOW? He
is, to his honor, an honest man.
We all know, and I from experi-
ence, that an honest man has no
lace in City Hall. Shame on you.
Pahokee has been in the
clutches of "bad, sad, egotistic
manipulation" for too many
years. Many of us know that our
current city manager is con-
trolled (as is the mayor and his
two pocketed commissioners)
by forces that only use and
abuse the very people they have
made their fortunes on .for 30
years. We all know who they
are. Too many of us are afraid to
admit it. And speaking of city
managers, when I was a key
member of your election team,
you promised all of us that you
would not fire Ken Schenck -
LIAR. You are simply a liar.
. I am not afraid. My parents
taught all six of us to never judge
or see a man by his color or soci-
etal level. They loved us enough
to teach us that we were to leave
this world a better place. They
also taught us to respect every
man and-woman for what they
could contribute to God's.world,
no matter how large or small.
I %want the people of Pahokee
to know that you don't need to
be afraid any more of what a cer-
tain "rich man" can do to you if
you don't vote for him don't
let them bully you by telling you
ho\\ they "gave your Granddad-
dy a job years ago. We all know
that years ago, anyone who
wanted a job in Pahokee had a,


Pet Corner


Q:Dear Doc Savvy. Wow! I'm
.having .a huge tick problem! Is
there something about the
weather or environment, which
is suddenly different? And, what
do you recommend to get rid of
them? Thanks Doc, Sarah P. in
Clewy.
A: Well hey there Sara P.
There are a few choices and,
yes this is tick season in your
area. Ticks like cooler tempera-
tures, so they are not usually
seen during our hot summers.
Also, more sandy areas are what
they prefer, rather than the
muck. The best tick-only prod-
uct I have used to prevent ticks is
a product called "Prevent Tick
Collars". They work very well!
Now to get them off your pet?
Special dips, and physically pick-
ing them off is 'most effective,


which should only be done by
your veterinarian. Good Luck
Sarah. Ticks are nasty critters!


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The current administration is
one built on lies. Many of'us.
know that from personal experi-
ence. We are painted as "idiots"
with a "personal agenda" who
have no right "messing in city
business". I say bull to that Mr.
Sasser. You have quietly taken
away our right to free speech
(unless you are Robert Love) in
city commission meetings. You
answer that claim by saying "the
commission voted it into law"
- DUHHHHHHH J.P. we are not,
as dumb as you think we are -.
we know you have "loaded" the
commission with two "back
pocket" commissioners thus
making. an instant majority -
and neither one of them have
the first narhe of Keith OR Henry.
Thank God for the two commis-I
sioners who stand firm even
knowing they are outnumbered.
They are far better.citizens of
Pahokee than the two who
never vote or speak their own
minds, but get their guidance
before every meeting from a
man and his cronies who seek.
nothing more than to. "use"
Pahokee for their own gbod.
Shame Mr. Mayor shame -


I must admit though that you do
work.,hard for Pahokee and I
believed in you enough. to -get,
you elected. I now. know how
much you lied. I am sorry that I
fell victim to your promises and
lies. Your "boss" lied the most
and when caught at it, he
laughed, puffed on a cigar and
said "hey, that's politics'". Politics
of greed and shame.
As always, I am one proud
citizen who works every day to
make Pahokee better and YES I
am that "crazy" guy who swept
streets, pulled weeds, painted
buildings, planted beautiful
plants, guided Grassy Waters
Festival, yelled loud and prayed
hard. I am also that skinny kid
who worked for my parents in
the old Royal's Department store
- parents I am proud to say
gave their best to ALL members
of this community. As they say,
"the apple doesn't fall far from
the tree" and I am proud to say I
am my parents' son. I love Paho-
kee for what she gave me, unlike
our mayor and his cronies. They
only give a little so they can take
a lot.
Think about it, and speak
loud my fellow citizens.


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FWC investigation nets habitual offender


Courtesy photo
A Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer loads up dozens of dead
rabbits, seized during a raid of a known poacher.


BELLE GLADE The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) ended a
three-month investigation with
one man being charged with six
counts of illegal sale and posses-
sion of fish and wildlife. An


anonymous tip .. through the
Wildlife Alert number led investi-
gators to Ricky Robins (D.O.B. 5-
23-52) of 642 SW 7 Street in Belle
,Glade who was reported to be
poaching and selling alligator and
rabbis from his home.


FWC's Special Operations
Group executed a Search War-
rant that uncovered .three boxes
(approximately 110-140 carcass-
es) of cleaned rabbits and two'22-
caliber rifles, which were seized.
Investigators then charged Ricky
Robins with:
One count of sale of alligator
- 1st Degree misdemeanor,one
count of possession of alligator
- 2nd Degree misdemeanor,
two counts of sale of wildlife
(rabbit) 2nd Degree misde-
meanor.
One count of no retail fresh-
water fish dealers license 2nd
Degree misdemeanor, one count
of over possession limit of rabbits
- 2nd Degree misdemeanor.
Penalties for the 1st Degree
misdemeanor are up to one year
in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
Penalties for each 2nd Degree
misdemeanor are up to six month
in prison and/or a $500 fine.
This isn't the first run-in Ricky
Robins has had with FWC offi-
cers. They have arrested hire
seven times in the past for
charges including no hunting


license (two times); over the bag
limit for rabbit (two times); hunt-
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to appear in court and for an out-
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Belle Glade police probe shooting at Quick Service Gas


On Monday March 28, at.
about 9:49 p.m., members of the
Belle Glade Police Department
responded to Quick Service Gas
Station, located at 300 Dr. Martin
Luther King Boulevard West,
Belle Glade to investigate a-
report of -an r"dd'
robbery shooting."'
Upon arrival, officers iscov-


ered Carlos Roque lying near the
store counter bleeding from
multiple gun shot wounds. A
witness stated thal an unknown
black male came inside the store
with a handgun, pushed one
emploNee to the ground and pro-
ceeded to the counter. \% here the
suspect shot Roque several
times and ran 'out of the store


with the cash register. The Belle
Glade Police Department have
,interviewed witnesses in this
incident.. The Belle Glade Police
Department asks that anyone
having information about this
incident, to please contact
Detective' Khan of the Belle
Glade Police Departm-nt at
(561) 996-7251.


Belle Glade arrest report


March 21: Lashonda Kenndy,
18, Failure to Appear Warrant;
Domestic Battery
March 21:Willie M. James Jr.,
50, Domestic Battery, Child Abuse
March 22: Josequetta S. Rivers,'
21, Warrant; Child Neglect
March 22: John Sosa, 33, Pos-
session' of Marijuana over 20
grams
March 23: Juvrnile, 15, Simple
Battery
March 24: Dennis Devose, 28,
Burglarn Structure, 'Fleeing and
Attempting to Elude Marked
Police Vehicle, Grand Theft.
March 24: Juvenile, 11,
Domestic Battery
'March 24: Avencio Fuentes, 30,
SSexual Activity with a Child, Lewd
and Lascivious Battery
March- 24: Rafael Lopez-Cis-
neros, 23. Domestic Battery
March 25. V. es Jupiter, 18, Bat-
tery


.March 2: Cassandra Hendrix
Daley, 31, Aggravated Battery
March 26: Randy Da- idson, 40,
Tampering with a Witness, Hate
Crime Enhancement
March 26: Ricky Robins, 52,
Burglary Dwelling
Maich 27: Anti,,an Jaaber
Cain, 25,Warrant, Violation of
Probation
March 27: Gloria Glo, er, 34,
Failure to Appear Warrant, Unex-
cused Summons
March 27: Freddie Carter; 21,
Dornestic Batter
March 27 WVilner Lauzandeiu,
23, Grand Theft
March 27: Rolex Costume, 19,
Grand Theft
March27: Edner HI\e. 24-, Pos-
session of Mar ijuana under 20
grams, Failure to Appear Warrent,
Obstruction by Disguised Person
Mairchi 28, Juvenile, 14, Bur-,
glary, Petit Theft *) .


March 29, Ezeil Latimore
28,Tresspas to Occupied Con-
veyance, criminal mischief
March 30,, jACKIEpEAK, 39,
Failure to Appear Warrant
March 30, Jerome Rollins, 33,
Burglars Grand Theft
March 30, Wanda Louis Polter,
43, Failure to Appear Warrant
April 1, David Vineyard, 45,
DLII, Leaving the Scene of an Acci-
dent with injuries
April 1, Juvenile, 13, Battery,
Trespass to Occupied Structure
April.l, Juvenile, 14, Battery,
Trespass to Occupied Structure
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lation ofProbation Warrant
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pass to a Structure
April 3, Rosalyn L. Gibson, 39,
Throwing Deadly Missile, Aggra-
vated Battery
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Michael Bond (left), Extension Agent for the Seminole Tribe
of Florida and Moses Osceola (right), president of the Semi-
nole Tribe, show how ID 'buttons' are placed in a cow's ear.
Tagging the animals this way is similar to piercing a human
ear with an earring. The tags contain a 15 digit identification


Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Charles Bronson shows
the tags used in the pilot program for point of origin tracking.
a button-like "earring" is installed in the cow's left ear. A tra-
dition plastic tag with the same ID number is placed in the


code and can be read with a special scanner, right ear.


Cattle tracked 'from birth to table'


By KatrinaElsken

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is
keeping close tabs on their cattle.
Thanks to a pilot program in
cooperation with the United Stated
Department of Agriculture and the
Florida Department of Agriculture,
all 25,000 Seminole cattle will
soon be fitted with computer chips.
in their ears.. These tags, which
respond to a radio signal, will
make it possible to track an animal
from birth to the dinner table.
The Tribe's participation in the
program has drawn interest from
other cattlemen and praise from
state officials.
Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson visited a Brighton
ranch on Thursday to promote the
program.
He said the Seminoles, a tradi-
tional people, are on the cutting.
edge of new technology in the cat-
tle business.
"The Seminole Tribe is taking
the lead in this program," said Mr.
Bronson. "I hope the other beef
producers will get on board."
Mr. Bronson said the Tribe's
pilot program proves the tagging
system can be managed on a large
or small scale. He said point of ori-
gin identification will help keep
America's food supply safe
because it will be much easier to
track each step in an animal's life.
Should a diseased animal be dis-
covered, that 'animal could be"
tracked back to its p6irit of origin
within 48 hours.
"Other than the Spanish Con-
quistadors, the ones who have the
oldest experience with raising cat-
tle in Florida are the Seminoles,"
said Mr. Bronson.
"The talk around the country is
how big can you be to do this and
how efficient will it be?" he said.
"The Seminole Tribe is proving
that even large herds can be man-
aged this way."
The ID buttons currently cost
about $2.09 each. The equipment
to scan the stored information
costs about $1,500 and can hold
up to 50,000 ID scans before it
must be downloaded.
The USDA, provided a $95,000
grant for the pilot program, admin-
istered through the State Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
Seminole Tribe Extension
Agent Michael Bond explained
that the National Animal Identifica-
tion System (NAIS) is a voluntary


Florida Commissioner of
Agriculture Charles Bronson
visited Brighton Seminole
Reservation on March 31 to
discuss. the pilot program for
tracking cattle to point of ori-
gin with the help of special
ear tags and computers.
program to individually mark all
agricultural animals and track'
them as they come into contact
with or are inter-mixed with ani-
mals other than herd mates from
their point of origin.
He said the ID button in the
cow's ear is similar to the SunPass
devices used by drivers at toll
.booths. As the cow passes by a
scanner, the cow's identification
number is recorded.
Mr. Bond said the device is "ani-
mal friendly" and that the comput-
er system needed to use it is "cow-
boy friendly."
He said all of the data about the
cattle is in the Tribe's computers.
The "button" in the cow's ear only
contains a 15-digit identification
code.
"The Tribe has volunteered to
go through the ups and downs of
learning the process," he said,
adding that Tribal representatives
will be available to help other
ranchers who want to tag their cat-
tle too.
"This is a brand new program
and I am glad to be.part of it," said
Moses Osceola, President of the
Seminole Tribe.
He said they hope providing
buyers will point of origin informa-
tion will increase the marketability
of their cattle, as well as protect the-
consumers by making it possible
to track diseases back to the point
of origin.


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Cows at Brighton Seminole
Reservation now sport "but-
ton" earrings in their left
ears and plastic tags in their
right ears. The buttons can
be scanned by a computer
to keep track of an animal
throughout its lifespan. The
plastic tags carry the same
ID number and can be
checked visually.
Mr. Bond said point of origin
tracking is important for exports.
"Recently Japan has been talk-
ing about opening up their mar-
kets to U.S.. beef again," he
explained. "Point of source moni-
toring is one of the issues."
Before Japan closed their mar-
kets to American beef, exports to
Japan made up about 10 percent
of the American beef exports.
Mr. Bronson said this will be a
big issue in dealing with all foreign
trade partners in the future.
He said that in addition to pro-
tecting the consumer, the tagging
system will also help the rancher.
"One thing most feedlots want
to know is where the cattle came
from and which ones had the
highest percentage of lean meat,"
he explained. If a feed lot operator
finds that cattle from a certain
ranch produce a high percentage
of lean meat, he will want to buy
more cattle from that particular
ranch.
Mike Milicevic of the Florida
Cattlemen's Association said Lykes
Brothers is currentLh tagging calves
[hat \\ill be sold this Near He said
an incentive is that some buyers
will now pay $10 per head more
for cattle with point of source tags.
The McDonald's restaurant chain
is responsible for the premium
price, he said, because for public
safety they want to purchase beef
that can be traced to point of ori-


gin.
Ranchers who want more
information about the tagging pro-
gram may contact Michael Bond at
(863) 763-5020, ext. 120; or email
michaelbond@semtribe.com.
Don Robertson, Natural
Resources Director for the Semi-
nole Tribe, said the tribe has cattle
in five locations including Brighton
Seminole Reservation, Big Cypress
Seminole Reservation and three
leased pastures. The cattle opera-
tion is a cow-calf operation, with
"feeder" calves raised to be
shipped to the feed lots.in the Mid-
west.
The United States Department
of Agriculture stepped up its efforts
to create a national animal identifi-
cation program when a cow in
Washington state tested positive in
December, 2003 for Bovine
spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE), widely referred to as "mad
cow disease". The cow was traced
back to Canada and no additional
cattle have tested positive for BSE
in the United States since then.
However, a lack of a national ani-
mal ID system made it more diffi-
cult to quickly determine exactly
where the infected cow had been
to find out if other cows in herds
where the animal had been locat-
ed were also infected. The United
States Department of Agriculture
has been working with various
states on pilot animal ID projects
which will be used to assist in
developing a national system.
"I appreciate the willingness of
members of Seminole Tribe of
Florida to work with us on this very
important project," Mr. Bronson
said. "We are hopeful that this
pilot program will enable us to
work through any potential prob-
lems or shortcomings in the ID sys-
tem so that it becomes a premier
example of a program that
achieves its goal while not being
burdensome on cattle ranchers."


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April 2005 Chamber Buzz


Welcome our 10 newest
members!

Clewiston
Bakery& Dell
The Chamber welcomes the
Clewiston Bakery & Deli to our
membership! Al and Rita
Rodriguez have a full menu of
sandwiches, party platters, pastries,
deli salads, and more. Visit them at
720 E. Sugarland Hwy. Catering for
all occasions is also available, along
with table and chair rentals and
bounce house rentals. For more
information call 983-0333.
Gatorama
We welcome Gatorama as a
new business member. They
opened their doors in 1957,
located at 6180 U.S. Hwy. 27,
Palmdale and now have the largest
collection of alligators and croco-
diles in North America. They also
have the only breeding colony of
crocodiles in the U.S. And if you
think it's all about the reptiles, think
again! You can also see other native
wildlife up-close! And their new
panther habitat is now open for vis-
itors. For more information call
Patty and Allen Register at 675-0623
or visit their Web site at


www.gatorama.com.
Infinity Air Duct
Cleaning
The Chamber welcomes Chris
Musgrave & Sons' Infinity Air Duct
Cleaning as a new business mem-
ber. Chris is a lifelong resident of
Clewiston and now has a business
to help you breathe a little easier. If
you have stale, musty odors in your
home or see signs of mold or
mildew around air vents, call 983-
8536 for a free estimate to have
them cleaned and sanitized. He
also sells electrostatic filters, which
are excellent for anyone with aller-
. gies or respiratory problems.
OceanBoy Farms, Inc.
We welcome OceanBoy Farms
as a new business member. They
raise certified organic, ocean
shrimp in fresh water that are sold
wholesale to grocery chains. The
good news is they are working on a
Web page to set up online sales to
the public. We just have to wait a
while. We thank them for support-
ing our community.
Nancy E. Pena-
Brink, Pre-Paid
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of the month
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named James Miracle and Jes- a trend
sica Rosen as their March Stu- thing
dents of the Month. ,to th(
Miracle, a sophomore, and- deper
Rosen, a junior, have been examl
identified as_ hard working dent l


Students who put forth
mendous effort in every-
they do. Teachers refer
em as honest, reliable,
ndable, and set a good
pie for the rest of'the stu-
body.


Clewiston Middle School


Honor Roll
Third Grading Period
Students named to the "A"
Honor Roll for the third grading
period of the, school year include
sixth graders Jessica Burgos,
Vanessa Cerda, Tyler Clements,
Angelica Garcia, Dulce Guillermo,
Joseph Patrick, Aurea Perera, Mal-
lory Varnum and Shakira
Williams. Seventh Grade "A"
Honor Roll students are Kenneth
Bardin, Ashley Haggins, Rudy,
Lopez, Carl Nees, Samantha
Ortiz, and Paul Rangel. Also
named to the "A' Honor Roll for
the third grading period are eighth
graders Michelle Langston, Taylor
Lucas., Jessica Wood, Luz Maga-
na, Sujeyluz Sanchez, Matthew
Slyteris, and MarvinBrown.
Sixth grade A/B Honor Roll stu-
dents are Raiul Amaro, Taylor
Beebe, Ashley Benavidez, Alexan-
der Bentancor, Bereniz Bogardus,
John Brown, Yandy Calero,
Sylester. Canty, Perla Contreras,
Martin Crawford, Donald Curry,
Jessica Diaz, Shelby Dickson,
Krista Gutierrez, Joshua Hall,
Sarah Howell, Andrea Hubbard,
Devonta Hunter, Tiola King,
Christina Llama, Ikeanna Lyman,
Noah Marshall, Enedina Martinez,
Randy Massie, Jessica McCraine,
Kayla Miller, Chelsa Moore, Melis-
sa Morales, Ashley Morton, Jose


Pastor, Obdelia Perez, Timothy
Pruilt, December Rodriguez, John
Rodriguez, Laura Romero, Dia-
mond Rush, Alexandra Sanchez,
Jade Sandelli Emily Shanoski,
Nicolas Thomas, Nicole
Toucheck, Jessica Tulk, Liliana
Vargas, David Villegas, Amber
Watson, and Robert Weekley.
Seventh grade A/B Honor Roll
students are Markeria Allen,
Bryan Baccallo, Uoshea Bartlett,
Louisa Bautista, Taylor Beatty,
Jena Case man, Patricia Contreras,,
Clinton Drake, Sarah Espinoza,
Domonisha Ford, Lindsey
Grooms, Brandi Herring, Timothy
Jackson, Brittini Lallo, Janet Mar-
linez, Shelby Mitchell, Ariana Mur-
.ph\, Kruli Patel, Angel Romer,
Cecilia Salinas, Efrain Tamez, and
Jeans'Velez.
Eighth grade A/B Hopor Roll
students are Samantha Anderson,
Daniela Bracciale, Tiffany Clinard,
Cameron Crawford, Cora Dallas,
Beronica Delgado, Adela
Espinoza, Jenica, Evans. Oscar
Flores, Taheerah Hawkins, Caitlin
Mcgee, Candida Medrano, Court-
ney Moore,. Kandace Norton,-
Christopher Norwood, Kylie Pen-
carinha, Crystal Postell, Alexis
Price, Trinidad Reyes,- Darinka
Ruiz, Shelby Stadler, Maria Teix-
:eira, Carolina Tellez, Geaniria Tor-
res, and Tracy Victory.


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Pharmacy Solutions
We welcome Pharmacy Solu-
tions to the Chamber. They provide.
professional home health care
services including home infusion
and nutritional services, respiratory
care and oxygen, pharmacy con-
sultation, along with durable med-
ical equipment such as hospital
beds, ambulatory aids, wheel-
chairs and more. They are also very
active with Senior Connections
here in Clewiston. They have been
in business in Hendry County for
two years and have now expanded
their coverage from Clewiston to
Buckhead Ridge. The cost of their
services could be covered through
Medicare if you qualify. For more
information contact Abby Moss at
983-4411.
Season to Season
The Chamber welcomes back
Season to Season as a business
member. Doc and Judy Weaver
have been in business for 10 years
and are both lifelong residents of
Clewiston. They provide pest con-
trol services for home and lawn
along with lawn mowing services.
For more information call them at
983-0500,
Viva's Unique
Hair & Boutique
Ladies, need your hair and/or
nails done? Need to do a little shop-
ping? Pay a visit to Viva's Unique,
Hair & Boutique located at 107
Bond'Street. Viva and Kelvin Robin-
son have been in business for four
years and also offer, for your shop-
ping pleasure, jewelry, clothing,
scarves and more. For an appoint-
ment call 902-1400 or e-mail them
at jazziv262001@yahoo.com. Wel-
come to the Chamber!'
Washington Mutual
Home Loans
The Chamber welcomes Wash-
ington Mutual Home Loans as a
rew business member. Buying a
new home or interested in refi-
nancing? Give Kimberly A. Nichols
a call at I561) 753-5337Tore-imail
kimberly.a.nichols'l.i -amuu.net for
competitive rates. They are located
in Wellington, but are close enough
to serve your needs.
Water's Edge
Dermatology
We welcome Water's Edge Der-
matology to the Chamber. Dr. Ted
Schiff and his staff are located at
542 W Sagamore Ave., Bldg. E.
Water's Edge also has offices in
Palm Beach Gardens, Okee-
chobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart and
Ft. Pierce. Their services include
adult and pediatric dermatology,
diseases of the skin, hair and nails,
skin cancer treatments, and MOHS
skins cancer surgery. For more
information or to make an appoint-
ment, please call 983-29-4S.
Our Renewing Members!
Thank you for your continued sup-
port for the future ofClewiston!
Dr. Lionel Beatty; Best Western
'of Clewiston; Brian Sullivan Con-'
struction: Charlie's Worms: Clewis-
torI Lake Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground; Clewiston Rotary Club
Foundation;, Community Presbyter-
ian Church; Eckerd Family Youth
Alternatives; Glades Alarm Service;
Glades, Electric Cooperative;
Hendry County Democratic Execu-
tive Committee: Hunter Latham;
* Curviri& Marjorie Martin; Palm Ter-


race of Clewiston; Robbie Tire
Company; Gloria Rosen; Rudd's
Lawn & Pest Control; South Florida
Water Management District; SW
Florida Employers. Association;
Ventura
Townhomes; and Vision Ace
Hardware.
Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development
Council Workshop
Vivian Seely-Triano will present
"Getting the Most out of Your Work
Day tips for better utilizing your
time," on Thursday, April 28, 9-11
a.m., at the Dallas Townsend Agri-
cultural Center, 1085 Pratt Blvd. in
Labelle. Please register early at the
HCEDC office by calling 675-6007.
A continental breakfast and late
registration will take place at 8:30
a.m. on the 28th. The cost is $25
per person.
April Chamber Social -
Earle E. (Chip)
Edwards, III DDS
Come one, come all! Join us for
our April business social at Chip
Edwards office located at 327 Cen-
tral Ave. April 21 at 5:30 p.m. This is
an excellent time to catch up with
friends, and possibly meet some
new ones! Good food, good
friends! What more could you ask
for?
Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center
Luminaire The Spectrum of
Light as Seen Through Magic,
Music & Motion has been called "a
cross between David Copperfield
and Cirque du Soleil". This presen-
tation features exciting cirque-style
aerial arid acrobatic artistry com-
bined with dazzling light-based illu-
sions, high-energy dance, and origi-
nal soundtrack. You will have two
chances to see this extraordinary
show on Friday, April 22 at 7:30
p.m. and Saturday, April 23 at 11
a.m. For ticket information, please
call Leigh or Debbie at (561) 993-
1160:
Upcoming area events
an4 festivals
April Black Gold Jubilee, Belle
Glade (9th)
Sugar Festival (16th)
May Brown Sugar Festival,
Harlem (7th)
Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service "Support Our
Troops" book drive
Do you have books laying
ar6unfidthat you hai\e read, won't
read again, and wondering what to
do with them? Wonder no more!
The Clewiston Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service, located inside the Wal-Mart
Super Center, kicks off its local
efforts to support our nation's
troops through their book drive.
Now through April 15, area resi-
dents are invited to donate new
and gently used books for our.
troops. The books will be collected
by the Army National Guard and
shipped overseas, to deployed
troops. Show your support for our
troops by cleaning out your book-
shelves!
Faith in Action Clewis-
ton Kickoff Reception
tou are invited to celebrate the
expansion of the Faith in Action
program to Clewiston Thursday,
April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clewiston
Senior Center located at 1200 WC
Owen Ave. The program is spon-
sored by Senior Connections of SW
Flonda through a grant from United
Way of Hendry anrd Glades Coun-
ties. The purpose of Faith in Action
is to match volunteers with those
who are chronically ill and to help
with daily activities. Please join us
for a short program, refreshments,
and door prizes, to kick off Clewis-.
ton's participation in this worth-
while program. Please RSVP to
983-7088 or 675-1446.


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Lady Tigers take fifth at Bishop


Josh Ingram Juanita Perez

Clewiston High


athletes of month


Clewiston High School has
named Josh Ingram and Juanita
Perez as their March athletes of
the month.
Ingram is a freshman at CHS,
but is making a name for himself
on the tennis squad as the num-
ber one singles competitor and
is also on the number one dou-
bles squad. Ingram has shown a
competitive nature that can be
sometimes rare for a freshman
up and comer and is gaining


valuable experience as a varsity
netter.
Perez, a junior at CHS, is on
the varsity tennis team as well,
but thrives a three-sport athlete.
Perez keeps herself busy all year
while playing on the soccer
team, as well as the volleyball
team in the fall.
A fierce competitor and valu-
able team leader and player,
Perez has earned the spotlight
this month.


By Mark Young
Clewiston High School's Lady
Tiger track squad finished mid
way through a 10-team pack
while partaking in the Bishop
Verot Invitational. The fifth place
effort was a solid performance
and the event was not without
Lady Tiger highlights.
Clewiston took home a pair of
first place performances, one in a
track event and one in a field
event. Tequilla Weston dashed to
the 100-meter finish line in a time
of 12.67 to take first place in avery
competitive field. The top five
runners were all within a second
of one another and Clewiston's
Evelyn Thompson's time of 12.86
was evident of the competition, as
she finished the event in fifth
place.


Nicole Pope was the other
Lady Tiger top performer after
winning the shot put event with a
toss of 33'11".
Thompson would collect valu-
able team points in two other
events, after finishing sixth in the
long jump and fifth in the 200.
Weston'also continued her stellar
effort by taking third in the 200.
Mary Hegley ran the 400 in
63.70 and it was good enough to
take second place out of a solid
field'of competitors. Hegley also
joined up with teammates Ivana
Cruz, Araceli Sierra, and Alisa
Abru to finish the 4x400-relay race
in fourth place.
Final results of the meet saw
Charlotte winning, Barron Collier
was second, Lely wag third, Bish-
op Verot finished fourth, Clewis-
ton took fifth, Gulf Coast was


sixth, Immokalee was seventh,
North Port was eighth, North Ft.
Myers finished ninth, and Palmet-
to Ridge rounded out the 10-team
field.
The Lady Tigers turned right
around to compete at the LaBelle
Invitational in their most recent
meet and claimed fourth place
overall with some of the same
usual suspects, which included
Bishop Verot's squad who took
first place with 161 points.
Sebring came in second with
106 points, Canterbury was third
with 89 points, Clewiston finished
fourth with 53 points, LaBelle fin-
ished fifth with 46 points, Moore
Haven was sixth with 39 points,
and Lake Placid rounded out the
field with seven points.
The Lady Tigers only had one
first place performance and it


went to Pope who won her sec-
ond straight shot put event, with
this one being launched for a dis-
tance of 32'l". Clewiston per-
formed well in the field events,
with Teadra Jackson taking third
in the discus and Curtissa Franklin
finished third in the triple jump.
Clewiston's relay squads
brought home a pair of top four
finishes. Kimberly Holley, Cruz,
Alma Vasquez, and Abreu took
fourth in the 4x800, while Cruz
and Abreu teamed up with Heg-
ley and Araceli Sierra finished
third in the 4x400 relay.
Sada James raced to third in
the 100 hurdles and captured
points with a sixthplace perform-
ance in the 300 hurdles. Hegley
placed second in the 400 and Sier-
rawas third in the 100.


Sugar Festival rodeo rain or shine


By Mark Young
Cast a leery eye to the sky
April 16, but only to determine
what to wear, because the annu-
al Sugar Festival Rodeo will go
on rain or shine.
Whether cowboys and .cow-
girls will taste the dust of a dry
arena floor or wallow the mud of
a wet one, crowds will surely
delighted at the hard-charging
action within the Clewiston
Rodeo Arena.
Events will include the ever-
popular Mutton Busting, with
wide-eyed six-year-olds and
under trying-to hang onto the


wooly grip of a frightened sheep.
Sometimes it's hard to tell
whose more frightened, but
eventually that future cowboy or
cowgirl is revealed to an excited
crowd.
The 12 and under crowd will
partake in the Wild Pony event
while the Barrel Racing division
will be broken down into three
categories pee wee, juniors,
and seniors.
Bull Riding will also be bro-
ken down into junior and senior
divisions, but no matter what the
division, it's always a crowd
favorite as the world's last true


man vs. beast action.
Team events will include Wild
Cow Milking, a spectacle not to
be missed, Ribbon Roping in
both male and female divisions,
team tying, the wildly popular
Wild Horse Race, Team Roping
and Branding, and the relay race.
Gate admission will run $10
for adults,, with six to 10-year-
olds paying $5, and children
under five will get in for free.
There will be a 60-percent
payback for all events and all-
around male and female buckles
will be awarded. Contestants
must sign in by 7 p.m. on the day


of the rodeo and the action is
scheduled to kick up dust at 8
p.m.
The Hendry County Rodeo
Association is also holding the
annual youth rodeo April 15 at 8
p.m. Six and under will get in for
free with gate admission running
a mere $5.
Catch all the standard events
including barrels, steer un-deco-
rating, breakaway roping, team
roping and branding, poles,
buddy pickup, junior steer riding,
junior goat tying, senior bull rid-
ing, mutton busting, and wild
pony riding.


Sports


Courtesy photo
The victorious Lady Gators after the Slam Fest Tournament
held on March 18, are from left to right, top --Jessica Paez,
Lora Jo Henson, Genrne Anderson, coach Yates, Clara Walk-
er, Stephanie Mattes, Megan Flannery, coach Paez, Vanessa
Yates. Bottom Heather Daglian, Amber Martyn, Phlyscia
Powell, and Emily Byers.


Lady Gators are at


the top of their game


The GDS softball team is hav-
ing a banner year again this year.
heir current record is 14-3 and
they recently traveled south for
the Slam Fest Tournament held
March 18. The team played four
games starting with 6A-school
Miami Sunset. The Lady Gators
defeated the Miami team 7-0 with
Jessica Paez going 4-for-4 at the
plate.
Emily Byers pitched a shutout
against St. Thomas Aquainas with
Paez going 2-for-3 and scoring the
only run of the game with help


from a Heather Daglian sacrifice
bunt and a Megan Flannery single.
The Lady Gators went on to
claim an 8-3 victory against
LaBelle High School, sending the
Lady Gators into the champi-
onship game.
Glades Day took the tourna-
ment by defeating 5A Naples High
School 7-3. Vanessa, Yates and
Paez were offensive stand-outs,
both hitting home-runs in this
championship game, and pitcher
Emily Byers was named the MVP
of the tournament.


Tiger tennis squad nets

4-3 win over Immnokalee


By Mark Young
The Clewiston High School ten-
nis squad picked up their third vic-
tory of the season with a closely
contested 4-3 victory over the Fight-
ing Indians of Immokalee High
School.
Josh Ingram put the Tigers up
early, with a relatively easy 6-1, 6-0
victory at the number one singles
spot and Clewiston continued to
track a winning pace when Andres
Fuente snatched duplicate 6-1 vic-
tories at the number two seed.
Immokalee put themselves
back in the hunt with wins in the
number three and four seed
matches, but a number five-seed
victory from Raymond Guerra (7-5,
6-0) put the Tigers up by one
match needing to win only one
of the doubles matches to secure


the team victory.
It came at the number one dou-
bles match up when Ingram and
Fuente paired up take an 8-2 victo-
ry, giving. Clewiston the four need-
ed wins to secure the overall victo-.
ry. Immokalee managed to pull the
number two doubles win, but it
was too little too late for the Fight-
ing Indians who succumbed to the
Tigers by a 4-3 team score. <
The Tigers only have three
more regular season matches
before the district tournament
kicks off April 18 in North Port.
Clewiston has realistic expecta-
tions for the district tournament,
given their relative young squad,
but should some of their seeds get
a good first round draw, can be rel-
atively competitive while gaining
the experience head coach Steve
Gwyri was looking for this year.


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the same time by participating
in the 2005 Tiger Slam Tennis
Tournament. The tournament
will consist of men's doubles,
women's doubles, men's sin-
gles and women's singles.
Play will begin Sunday, April
10, with those advancing to
the finals taking the court Sat-
urday, April 16. Entry fee is $10
per event and players will fur-
nish their. own tennis balls.
Registration deadline is Satur-
day, April 9. To register, con-
tact' Steve Gwyn, at 983-3294
or Sean Moore, at 228-6280.
The tournament is being
sponsored by Berner Oil and
MCM Paint and Flooring.

Coaches needed in
Clewiston
The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheer-
leader coaches for the 2005
season. Anyone interested in
volunteering please contact
April White or Charlene Forde.
The league has also formed a
new board. The new mem-
bers are: President Ben Cut-
shaw, Vice President Charles
Felton, Treasurer Charlene
Forde ,(228-3986), Secretary
April White (228-7887), Athlet-
ic Director Rick Benjamin,
Jose Casas, Melvin Brooks, Al
Gary, and Ray Tolbert.

Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU
travel baseball with two new
travel teams for ages 12 and


under and for those 14 and
under. Home games are
played at the Sugarland Park
Sports Complex. Admission is
free. Concessions are avail-
able. 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 Base-
ball League is still in need of
sponsors and umpires for the
upcoming youth baseball sea-
son. If you would like to get
involved in sponsoring a team
or purchasing a banner,
please contact Abby Mass at
228-0475. Umpires are also
needed this year a certifica-
tion is required. For more
information in how to get
involved with your communi-
ty's youth through America's
pastime, contact Kevin
Durance at 228-0636.

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and competition at the Belle
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will play at least three pro-set
matches using a compass for-
mat where competitors
advance towards players of
comparable ability. Beginners
to advanced, in shape or out of
shape, everyone is welcome.
No entry fee. Singles are Satur-
day, April 2. Doubles are Satur-
day, April 9. Call Ken
Buchanan at (561) 996-6107
for details and to participate.


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Syndrome
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ed and one who has. The normal
baby shows a full, white pattern of
normal brain development, while
the shaken baby's brain mass is
completely black.
"In that case, the baby sur-
vived, but it can cause massive
brain damage and hemorrhaging,
he said. "Often times, the baby
does stop crying after being shak-
en, so the adult will lie the baby
down not knowing that this baby
is about to stop breathing and in a
matter of hours the baby could be
in a coma or die."
Mr. Martinson said that a lot of
these babies don't survive, but
even if they do, they may never
walk, they may need years and
years of occupational therapy,
they may need the assistance of a
feeding tube just to stay alive, or
be on a tragic list of other long-


term handicapped afflictions.
"Their heads are quite heavy in
relation to the size of their body,"
explained Judy Paskvan, program
coordinator for Healthy Families.
"They have not developed their
neck bones and the weight of
their heads are an encasement of
an underdeveloped brain."
Child abuse has a lot of differ-
ent forms, but it's important to
understand the majority of these
cases, while labeled as child
abuse, can occur from normal
parents who didn't set out that
day to abuse their child. Accord-
ing to Marie Reyes, an assessment
worker for Healthy Families in
Clewiston, understanding why a
child' cries and what to do when
the baby won't stop crying is part
of the educational process, thus
an intricate part of the preventa-
ble solution.
"Sometimes babies are just
very fussy," said Ms. Reyes. "And it
doesn't hurt to let a baby cry. If a
baby is crying, and it won't stop,


and you're not sure of your break-
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in a safe place and walk away.
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take over the baby while you go
outside and take a deep breath,
relax, play music,, or anything that
will calm you down."
Ms. Reyes said it's easy for par-
ents to become frustrated when a
baby will not stop crying and that
frustration grows because the
parents feel they are not being
good parents because they can't
get their child to stop crying.
Why the baby me crying can
be a number of things. Healthy
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all of the basic things like diapers,
seeing if your child is hungry, and
checking for a possible fever. But
sometimes a child will cry for no
apparent reason and it's okay to
let the baby cry and not feel over-
whelmed by an apparent lack of
ability to comfort the child.
It's all part of the parenting
process and that's the ultimate


goal of Healthy Families who con-
centrate on prevention through
education.
"Things like Shaken Baby Syn-
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pletely preventable," said Ms.
Paskvan. "An ounce of prevention
really is worth a pound of cure
and through education, parents
can learn why their baby cries and'
how to respond to those various
needs. Our message is what can
we do to prevent abuse and neg-
lect by focusing on helping fami-
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find some success in competing in
other pageants. Dana Jo Kelley
won the Miss Sugar crown a few
years ago, went on to win other
state titles, and eventually toured
the states in competition. She
recently returned from a pageant in
Kentucky, three years after taking
the Miss Sugar Title.
Dana Jo is on this year's pag-
eant committee, as are Pam Snead,
Angie Kelley, Natalie Roland, Lisa,
Waldron, Anita Richberg, as well as


others. A former Miss Sugar con-
testant will be this year's MC, as
Suelina Sanchez will talk the crowd
through the festivities. Sean Moore
will be providing the, night's music.
This is the 18th annual Miss
Sugar Pageant, but it has only been
recently that the competition has
been narrowed down to one age
division.
This year's theme is "Our
U.S.A." and each contestant will
begin the night on stage dressed in
that state's customary apparel


while explaining what that particu-
lar state has to offer.
"We like to do this kind of
thing," said Mrs. Kelley. "Last year
our theme had to do with what
profession the girls wanted to be
after graduation and they had to
explain a little about that profes-
sion. It allows them to get their cre-
ative juices flowing."
Contestants take the state at
7:30 p.m. at the John Boy Auditori-
um. This event is usually standing
room only.


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longer ieal.
Currently, the federal govern-
ment is slowly increasing interest
rates, which -were dropped dra-
matically following the terrorist
attacks in New York City, which
temporarily brought new homes
and new car purchases to a
screeching halt as Americans
reevaluated the priorities in their
lives.


Rising interest rates are expect-
ed to eventually halt the dramatic'
increase in real estate prices, but
the realities of the real estate boom
will linger for a long time, as medi-
an income families struggle to
afford a place they can call home.
It is not impossible for people to
find new homes, and a vast net-
work of lenders will be there to
help people buy a home that, per-
haps, they really can't afford. But a
30-50-percent increase, in real
estate is a vast expansive divide
compared to lingering salaries,


which barely keep pace with ,the
average cost-of-living expenses,
which also keep rising, albeit at a
slower pace.
Many realtors in the community
are looking to the city fathers as a
source of help in stemming. the
flow of local costs and providing
more affordable housing.
Expansion and annexation are
the only solutions, say local real-
tors. Clewiston can only expand in
one direction and while the city is
making preparations for eventual
growth, in expanding the water


plant, is.the city's infrastructure
prepared to take on additional
lands for development?
If annexation is one of the keys,
can the city afford to annex lands in
preparation for city-limit develop-
ments, keep pace with the growing
infrastructure needs, such as emer-
gency services, city maintenance,
garbage, sewer, water, and more?
Where could the money come
from, to ease a possible financial
burden, before developments are
completed and more tax-based
communities are in place?


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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 Languages), Basic Com-
puter, Spanish, and Substitute
Teacher Preparation. Also be
sure to ask about the Hendry
County Adult School Scholar-
ship. You may contact the
Clewiston Adult School at (863)i
983-151-1 or more information.
RAF reunion planned
Cadets from the 5 British Fly-
ing Training School i5BFTS),
who trained at Riddle Field, in
Cle%%iston, during WWII, is ha\-
ing a reunion in Bedford, Eng-
land, Sept. 16-18. Contact Harold
Kosola at (229) 435-4119, or fax
at (229) 888-5766, or contact
him by e-mail at koslo@att.net.
Rainbow Trails
helps kids heal
The Hope Hospice Rainbow
Trails Camp for bereaved chil-
dren helps to heal young hearts


merits medical review at a later
time. This information can also be
forwarded to the physician's per-
sonal laptop computer for review
in the event of an emergency.
The major barrier to a full throt-
tle operation of the Hendry and
Glades counties' telemedicine net-
work is the present system of pay-


and change lives forever.
Clewiston area children ages
6-16 who have had someone sig-
nificant in their life die inthe past
year are eligible to attend the
camp at no cost, on Friday, Jurne
'10 through Sunday, June 12.,
Registration is now open. For
more information, call (239)
489-9149 or (800) 835-1673.
Vendor booths
Arts and crafts vendor space
available for Sugarfest. The
sugar festival is April 16. There is
a $65 fee for vendor space. Call
(863) 983-5174 to leave a mes-
sage.
Flu shots available
Flu Vaccines are available to
the public at Hendry Regional
Corporate Health for $20. Call
(863) 983-1123 for details.
Class of '85 reunion
The Clewiston High School
Class of '85 is beginning plans
for the big.20th class reunion
and are looking for help in the
planning of and contacting of
former classmates. The reunion
is scheduled for July 29-30. For
more information, contact Chris
Wellslager at 983-8778 or 983-
5121 or Missy Walker at 983-3169
or 228-2890.
Please help if you can
Girl Scout Troop 455 is trying
to research the history of Girls
Scouts in Clewiston. If anyone
has any pictures, memorabilia,
etc., please cdntac: Lisa Owens


ment for services. Medicaid,
Medicare and private insurance do
not presently provide coverage for
telemedicine consults in the state
of Florida.
However, Florida's Ryan White
Title II program does provide fund-
ing at the rate of $150 per specialty
consult, $25 being retained by the


at (863) 228-7895.
Diabetes Classes
Free Diabetes classes started
March 3 at Hendry Regional
Medical Center: Seats are limit-
ed. Call Toni Pavey-McDaniel at
983-1123 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous meets
every Tuesday, and Friday, at 8
p.m. at the Community Presby-
terian Church 407 Royal Palm
Ave.
Family counseling
Drug addiction can. leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member.or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments
and referrals to rehabilitation
centers, nationwide by calling
(800) 468-6933 or logging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon now.
Elks Lodge hosts bingo
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853
is proud to announce that they
will be playing bingo on Monday
nights. All are welcome to come
and play, cash prizes awarded.
Early-birds start at 6:30 p.m. with
regular games starting at 7:30
p.m. Help us to help others.
because "Elks care-Elks share."


transmitter and $125 paying for the
specialty consult, giving access to a
limited number of patients. The
future success of telemedicine is
very much dependent upon an
acceptable method of payment for
provider services, Mr. Price
explained.


Cub scout meetings
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and
has room for more members.
Come check us out. Currently,
we are building go-carts. Parents
are invited and encouraged to
come. Call Angie at the Youth
Center for more information.

Hope Hospice
Support Groups
Mending Steps is, adult grief
support in Clewiston for those
who have experienced the loss
of a loved one. For more infor-
mation, please call (239) 489-
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Easter egg hunt is play time

At Woodland Park oniTuesday, March 22, 31 parents
and 41 children enrolled in the Healthy Families' Pro-
gram and had fun hunting for Easter eggs. From left
are Destiney McLendon, Pamela Jackson, and Kyle
Morton. Playing with your child and teaching your
child to share are just a few of the positive parenting
skills. Family Support Worker Pamela Jackson, shows,
Kyle and Destiney how to be Easter Bunnies. For more
information on the Healthy Families Program call 902-
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By Barbara Oehlbeck
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege at Belle Glade, the Glades
Campus, honored 12 Glades
women Monday, March 21, as
Women of Accomplishment
2005, at the Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center in Belle Glade.
The Mistress of Ceremonies
was Elizabeth Hernandez-
Cayson, who was herself, a
Woman of Accomplishment in
2000, in the category of Health
Care.
'Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, Palm
Beach Community College pres-
ident, welcomed the winners for
2005 and attending guests. The
history of Women's History
Month was presented by Bobbie
Marsh,, who is in the PBCC/Eco-
nomic and Workforce Develop-
ment Department.
The awards this year were
made in the categories of Arts,
Banking, Community Service,
Education, Entrepreneur, Gov-
ernment, Health, Medical, Nurs-
ing, Pioneer and Religion.
This year's winners include:
Sarah Bennett in the category of
Performing Arts, Angela
Pope/Banking, Janice Forbes
and Karen McCarthy both in
Community Service, Florence S.
Maitland/Education, Gwendolyn


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The Women of Accomplishment awards were held at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center, in Belle Glade. The center plays
host to several functions within the Glades communities.


Davis, business owner in the cat-
egory of Entrepreneur, Cather-
ine Peeples, Glades County
School Board in the category of,
Government, Geraldine Bailey,,
registered nurse in Health cate-
gory, Susan McMillan, nurse
practioner/Medical, Miriam Her-
nandez Hollon/Nursing, Ann
O'Connell Rust in the Pioneer
category and Geneva McKenzie
Boyd,.Pastor.at Moore Haven in'
the category of Religion. -
Glades County was well rep-


resented with winners Cathy
Peeples, Glades County School
Board member, District Two,
.and Geneva McKenzie Boyd,
Doctor of Divinity and pastor of
the Miracle Deliverance Center,
Moore Haven.
Each recipient made brief
remarks before being presented
with a gold medallion engraved
with name and accomplishment
and a Certificate of Accomplish-
ment by Dr. Helen B. Franke,
provost of PBCC


"These 12 Floridians have
made their respective marks in
their communities, as have the
.other winners in the past five
years," Dr. Franke said. "We
here at PBCC are proud of all of
you and know that your dedica-
tion and work in your communi-
ties will continue to be an inspi-
ration to others."
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held in the Grand
Hall.
The Women of Accomplish-
ment program is an annual pres-
entation of Palm Beach Commu-
nity College.
Recent Glades County
Women of Accomplishment
recipients include Diana
Winiecke/Community Ser-
vice 2003 and Anne Friedman in
the category of the Arts 2004.
Jeff Barwick, executive direc-
tor of the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce was the director of
this year's awards event.
The Women of Accom-
plishmnt program is an annual
presentation of Palm Beach
Community College, held each
year in March at the Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center in Belle
Glade in celebration of National
Women's History Month.


Arrests cap two-year 'Operation Road Runner'


MIAMI Florida Attorney
General Charlie Crist joined with
federal and .local law enforce-
ment to announce the arrests of
six individuals who helped direct
a major nationwide car theft ring.
This ring was responsible for
stealing hundreds of vehicles
from South Florida worth some
$8 million and using an illicit
pipeline maintained in part
from inside a federal prison to
ship the vehicles as far as Massa-
chusetts and California.
: Charged today were Miami-
based enterprise leaders Carlos
Ponce (known as "The King of.
'the Cars"), Jorge Valdez and Fran-
'cisco Sabina. Also charged were
two inmates held in federal cor-
rectional institutions: Richard
Wershe, a former Detroit drug
'dealer, and Lorenzo Nichols Sr.,
'formerly a New York city drug
kingpin, as well as their Virginia
teach, Virginia, contact Lorenzo
,Nichols Jr.
The interstate auto theft ring
stole luxury cars in South Florida,
renumbered ler, usin [he Virr-


cle Identification Number identi-
ties of other identical "clone"
vehicles, and then shipped the
vehicles to out-of-state buyers
with fraudulent Florida titles. The
arrests focused on the racketeer-
ing enterprise's criminal conduct
between the main Miami organ-
izers, middlemen operating from
the federal prison, and their con-
tact in Virginia Beach, VA. Earlier
in the two-year investigation,
dubbed "Operation Road Run-
ner," authorities arrested more
than 20 suspects in seven differ-
ent states and recovered more
than 100 vehicles.
"This investigation is an
exceptional example of nation-
wide cooperation among federal,
state and local agencies to com-
bat crime," said Crist. "This crimi-
nal enterprise had its tentacles
everywhere, and it is only
through the hard work of authori-
ties at all levels that we have been
able to shut it down for good."
The investigation identified
more than 250 vehicles, valued at'
jl.,pon, r.at i( *' m illi. :n, v-*hich


were stolen and sold with altered
vehicle numbers and paperwork.
A total of 119 of those vehicles,
valued at approximately $3.5 mil-
lion, have been recovered. The
federal inmates charged in the
operation used "attorney-client"
telephone lines within the federal
prison which by law cannot be
monitored by prison authorities
- as a point of transfer for three-
way calls to further their criminal,
enterprise.
In addition to auto theft, the
investigation revealed that mem-
bers of the criminal enterprise
also engaged in identity theft,
narcotics trafficking, wire fraud
and other criminal activity.
In addition to the Attorney
General's Office, Florida law
enforcement agencies involved
in the case are the Miami-Dade
Police Department, Florida High-
way Patrol, state Division of
Motor Vehicles, Miami-Dade,
State, Attorney's Office and
Miami-Dade Department of Cor-
rections. Federal agencies were
the FBI, U.S. Department of Jus-


tice Bureau of Prisons, Depart-
ment of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, and U.S. Postal
Inspection Service.
Others involved included layv
enforcement agencies from.
Michigan, New York, Virginia,
Nevada, Kentucky, Arizona, Geor-
gia and California, as well as the
private National Insurance Crime
Bureau, the Federal Express
Security Division and T-Mobile's
law enforcement relations unit.
Crist said the case highlights
the value of the National Motor
Vehicle Title Information System,
established by Congress in 1992
to integrate vehicle registration
records from all 50 states so that
vehicles cannot be cloned or
"washed" of information such as
damage claims. '
The criminal charges will be
prosecuted by the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office of Statewide Prose-
cution. If convicted of all
charges, the six men arrested
today face up to 60 years in a
Fl6rida prison.


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Remembering life in the 1940s


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Habitat for Humanity
Mary Mosely and her two children are the new owners
of the Habitat for Humanity home and she expressed
her appreciation to the club for their efforts in land-'
scaping. The dedication has been held and several
club members attended the affair.


Museums draw



record crowds



for new exhibits


FORT MYERS Southwest
Florida is hosting two new
exhibits drawing record atten-
dance to the showcase muse-
ums of Fort Myers. The Imagi-
narium Hands-On Museum
and the Southwest Florida
Museum of History are just
one mile apart and a visit to
both museums makes for a
wonderful day trip to the area.
The-exhibit "Robo Bugs:
The Giant World of Insects"
features common insects of
giant proportions giving a new
perspective as guests explore
these amazing creatures
shown 40 to 120 times life size
allowing smaller details to be
magnified and explored.. Get
ready for an exciting entomo-
logical adventure that will
bring you face-to-face with a
20-fo6t-long praying mantis, a
pair of battling beetlesand a
lone locust, just to name a
few.
The exhibit features three
areas including a Robotic-
Area, an Educational Area and
a Portrait Gallery. Learn about
insects and other amazing
arthropods as you 'walk
amongst the giant robotic
replicas and explore the live,
insect zoo.
Highlights of' the Educa-
tional Area are an interactive
wall showing insect move-
ment and eating habits. The
Portrait Gallery features water-
colors showing the biology of
various insects and an arts and
crafts area where children can
create rubbings of their
favorite arthropods.
"Robo Bugs", runs. now
through May 22.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $7
for seniors (55+), $5 for chil-
dren 3-12, and $3 for school
groups. Group rates are avail-
able for groups of 10 or.more.
Tickets can be purchased by
calling (239) 337-3332.
The Imaginarium is open
Monday through Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to. 5 p.m. and
Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. It
is closed for major holidays.
The Roswvell Exhibit debuts
for the first time ever at the
Southwest Florida Museum of
History allowing visitors to
view the'artifacts, video and
audio clips, documents and
dioramas and draw their own
conclusions.
The 1947 crash of some-
thing in the desert 30 miles
north of Roswell, New Mexico
was an historic event that gave
rise to a campaign of disinfor-


"The Roswell Exhibit"
explores the timeline
and 'events of the
Roswell Incident, trac-
ing the people mili-
tary and civilian alike,
- who were involved
at Roswell, their evi-
dence and based on
their stories and


sworn


affidavits,


pieces together.
Roswell scenario.


the


mation and cover-up as
.alleged by eye-witnesses to
the crash and former military
personnel and their family
directly involved in handling
the Roswell "Incident".
To this day, almost 60 years
later; what exactly crashed
remains a mystery and an
entire sub-culture-has grown
up around Roswell sparking
conspiracy theories, accusa-
tions of military and govern-
ment cover-ups, .inspiring
dozens of movies, TV shows,
documentaries and seminars
all in an attempt to. determine
what happened at Roswell
back in 1947.
".The' Roswell Exhibit"
explores the timeline and..
events of the Roswell Incident,
tracing the people military
and civilian alike who were
involved at Roswell, their evi-
dence and based on their sto-
ries and sworn affidavits,
pieces together the Roswell
scenario.
Don't miss your opportuni-
ty to view "The Roswell Exhib-
it" and .decide for yourself
about one of the biggest mys-
teries of the 20th century. The
Roswell Exhibit will be on dis-
play through June of this year.'
The foremost investigator
and author on Roswell and
.UFOs, Stanton Friedman will
conduct a seminar on those
subjects Saturday, April 9, for
the museum. Call (239) 332-
5955 for more details.
The museum is open Tues-
days through Saturdays from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday
from noon to 4 p.m. Admis-
sion is $9.50 for adults, $8.50
,for seniors, $4 for students and
group, rates are available for.
groups of 10 or more. Call
(239) 332-5955..


NO ONE WILL WORK HARDER FOR YOU THEN
JAMIE NAVARRO GIVE HIM A CALL ON HIS
CELL AT (239) 822-9272


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By MaryAnn Morris

OKEECHOBEE In the
1940s, some people in South
Florida lived oult on the ranches
and others lived in town. Some
people will remember the old
gravity gas pumps and packages
from the store tied with string by
the store clerk. People -saved
string during the Depression -
people saved everything they
could and prayed they'd get
through. Doc Anderson lived
then and remembers.
"We lived alongside Taylor
Creek in East Okeechobee when
I was growing up," he said. "Tay-
lor Creek wasn't straight like it is
now. The Corps of Engineers
came in and did that. Back then it
twisted all around. The railroad
ran just about 40-50 feet along
the south side of Highway 70 and
crossed Taylor Creek on'a wood-
en bridge, then it went over
behind .'city hall 'and over by
what's now the school board
building and the freshman cam-
pus, then it -came over by where
Morgan's furniture is and crossed
back over 70 again. Part of that
old track is still there.
"I was raised by my Aunt," Mr.
Anderson continued. "I don't
know how 'she did it back in
those days. She gave us some
values. We went to school we
came home and did our chores,
ate supper and got ready for the
next day.
"She wasn't 'an educated
woman, but I don't think anyone
ever put one past her. One 'time
when I was in high school, I
thought I'd like to try out for the
football. team. So I went home
and asked her, 'Can I go out for
the football team?' She said
'Come home, do your chores,
then you can go.' I said, 'But if I.
do my chores first, it will all be
over!' She said, 'Come home and
do your chores first!' So- I never
played football, but I learned to
do my chores.'
"No one in town wore shoes
to school in those days. I think by
the time I was in junior high we
did," he said.
"Once in awhile my aunt
would give me money for a
movie. The Gilbert Theater cost
-25 cents 'for the movie, five cents
for popcorn and five cents for a
drink. The theater was on South


Park Street near Elliot's Book-
store, it was moved across the
street later. The Gilbert Theater
had a free Christmas show for all
us kids. Santa Claus would be
there with a bag of goodies for
each of, us. It was a real treat,"
said.Mr. Anderson.
"When I was 13 years old, I
went to work at a filling
station/grocery store on the
other side of S.R. 70 for $10 a.
week. That was really good
money during the Depression.
The store was owned by a man
called Ira Swindler. We weighed
out grits, and flour and beans
from the big burlap sacks into lit-
tle brown paper bags, tied them
. with string and put them up on
shelves for people to buy. When
someone'wduld come for gas, if
they could afford gas, and some
people couldn't because gas was
12 to 15 cents a gallon!
"Gas was pumped with a
hand pump that would pump the'
gas into a clear glass container
marked to show one gallon, two
gallons and so forth. When it got
to the amount someone wanted,
the gas flowed down into their
car by gravity. For fun, if you had
a spare nickel or dime you could
buy what was called a 'Punch
card' at the store. You'd punch
out the little marks and opened
the little folded paper to see what
you won! I worked. for three gen-
erations of that family," he said.
"They talk about the fights at
the Saturday night dances at the
American Legion. It was right
across 70 from our house, where
the Mexican place is now. It used
to have a second floor where the
American Legion was. It -was
called the Riverside Hotel .back
then and Williams owned the
hotel. Upstairs, was where they
danced and there, were fights.
The stairs going up were really
very steep stairs. It's a wonder no
one was killed on those stairs,
because just about any time
there were fights.
"My friend Billie and I used to
roller skate around the building
during the day. There was a roller
skating rink out 441 North just
before the railroad tracks, too.
"S.E. 10th Ave used to be Han-
cock Street, (named for Henry
Hancock, who owned and devel-
oped that general area). My aunt
and uncle owned along the


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south side of S.R. 70 from Taylor
Creek to S-.E. 13th Avenue. Our
house was on 16th Avenue -
three bedrooms and a bath. I
could watch the cattle drives
coming in 70 to town right from
the house. There was a wooden
bridge over Taylor Creek and
some -of the cowboys' horses
would refuse to cross it. Maybe
they didn't like the look of it. But
some cowboys would have to
blindfold their horses and lead
them across that. bridge," Mr.
Anderson said.
"In September of 1943, I
joined the Navy and was sta-
tioned on the battleship New Jer-
sey. Now, in the Korean War in
1954, my friend Cossie Conrad
enlisted and got stationed on that
same ship. I was on a different


ship in the Korean War.
"People say 'we're united
now and put stickers all over
their cars, but back then, every-
one worked toward the war
effort. School kids collected for
paper drives and scrap metal
drives. You turned in so much,
you got stamps to fill a book and
then when the book was filled,
you bought a war bond. No new
cars were made during World
War II until I think 1946. Every-
thing was rationed: Food, gas,
everything. Everyone had a gar-
den patch. If you had a car, and
could afford to drive it, you had a
ration sticker on your car to say
how much gas you were allowed
to buy each week. No one grum-
bled about it. Everyone worked
together."


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Growing and Green Florida's future is a choice


SARASOTA Green Trends
2005, the second annual Florida
Green Building Conference and
Trade Show, is taking place at the
Chelsea Center in Sarasota, Fla.
May 25-27. GreenTrends is a Flori-
da-focused conference and trade
show for those interested in learn-
ing about the benefits of green
building and sustainable develop-
ment here in Florida.
The conference, organized by
the non-profit Florida Green
Building Coalition, Inc., is a forum


for businesses, organizations,.
government agencies, and indi-
viduals interested or involved in
providing Florida with a better-
built environment in which to live
and work.'
The Theme for this year's con-
ference is, "Building a Green Flori-
da Together" and will explore
how we can all work together to
better promote green building in
our state and help resolve some
of the confusion over all of the
green building standards, guide-


lines, and incentive programs that
are now available.
Participants will have the
opportunity to learn about the eco-
nomic and environmental benefits
of building green from a variety of
experts in the field. The confer-
ence, which includes a trade show
that is open to the public, will pro-
vide all the latest information on
green building materials specifical-
ly designed for Florida's climate.
Bill Gregory, director of Sustain-
able Strategies for the Floor Cover-


ing Division of Milliken & Compa-
ny, will be the opening keynote
speaker for the event. The title for
his presentation is "Transitioning
to a Green Future."
Drawing from first-hand experi-
ences, he addresses the challenges
of achieving consensus in setting
sustainable standards and imple-
menting green practices. Allan F.
Bedwell, deputy secretary Regula-
tory Programs and Energy for the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection, will be the


awards banquet keynote speaker.
John Moran, Florida nature pho-
tographer, will also present his
award winning presentation "Jour-
nal of Light: The Visual Diary of a
Florida Nature Photographer."
A number of related events are
being held in conjunction with
GreenTrends 2005. On Wednes-
day, May 25, there will be a free
Rebuild America Workshop on
"Greening Affordable Housing."
Also, tours of local green proj-
ects in the Sarasota area will take


place May 27, immediately follow-
ing the conference. The Sarasota
Efest and the First Annual Florida
Green Building Open Golf Tourna-
ment are taking place May 28-29,
providing participants with an
informational and fun-filled week-
end. Details on all these events are
available on the GreenTrends 2005
Web site.
For more information on
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visit www.GreenTrends.org.


Your exercising needs change when you get older


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Galloping fun
The Hendry County Fair Horse Show was judged by Ms.
Linda Wooten. Exhibitors had the opportunity to partici-
pate in seven classes; Grooming and Conditioning,
Showmanship, Walk/Trot Western Pleasure, Walk/Trot
Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Key-
hole, and Pole Bending. Golden Bits 4-H Club member T.
J. McClure captured the most points to receive High
Point with Alexia Eighner winning Reserve High Point.
Alexia is also a member of the Golden Bits 4-H Club.
Karen Jackman and Tim McClure provide leadership for
the Golden Bits 4-H Club and Sam and Lynn Briefman
are the club leaders for the Silver Saddles 4-H Club.


BUY, SELL or TRADE
Classifieds Pages 19-22


No matter how well you take
care of yourself, it's not realistic to.
thinkyour body can do at 65 what it
did at 45 or even 55. That doesn't
mean you should reduce physical
activities. It does mean you'll need
to modify your expectations.
* How your body changes: As
you age, the maximum pumping
capacity of your heart declines,
resulting in less oxygen to exercis-
ing muscles and a decrease in your
cardiovascular fitness. Your mus-
cles lose some strength and mass
and become less flexible, as do
your tendons and joints. It takes
longer to recover from a muscle
strain, sprain, trauma or injury.
The March issue of Mayo Clinic
Women's HealthSource says that
by staying physically active, you can
help minimize nearly all of these
effects of aging. But the physical
activities you choose, as you age,
will likely change.
This isn't to say you should
reduce your physical activity. It
means modifying your activities to
accommodate change. For exam-
ple, if you've been a jogger most of
your life, you may need to switch to
walking to protect your joints. Or if
you were a high-intensity aerobics
buff, you may need to try low-
intensity aerobics, 'yoga, tai chi or
Pilates. The important goal is to


remain fit.
Fit at any age: If you've had to
slow down the treadmill a bit or
make other activity changes, how
do you know if you're fit? Make an
honest assessment of your own
physical abilities. Can you perform
daily tasks without fatigue? Can you
perform moderately intense activi-
ties and talk at the same time?
These are both signs of being fit.
And no matter what your age or
where you are on the fitness scale,
you can always improve your per-
sonal fitness level.
Avoid falls at home
When it comes to household
safety, it pays to be proactive. In the
United States, about 30,000 people
die each year as a result of injuries
at home. Falls are responsible for
about one-third of home injury
fatalities. Older adults are often
more susceptible to falling because
of a decline in mobility and bal-
ance. ,
The March issue of Mayo Clinic
.Women's HealthSource offers tips
to minimize chances of falling at
home.
. Light your way. Keep all areas,
especially hallways and stairways,
well lit. Use nightlights and have a
flashlight handy in case of power
outages.


Keep pathways clear. Arrange
furniture to allow for easy move-
merit. Remove boxes, newspapers,
cords, baskets and general clutter
from high-traffic areas. Keep out-
door steps and walkways in good
repair.
Secure ,rugs and flooring.
Secure loose rugs and carpets with
tacks or a slip-resistant backing.
Remove small throw rugs. Repair
frayed carpet and loose floor-
boards.
Safeguard stairways. Make sure
all stairways have sturdy railings
and that steps have a nonskid sur-
face.
Enhance bathroom safety.
Install grab bars in your shower or
tub and near your toilet. Use non-,
skid mats in the shower or tub.
Keep necessities handy. Store
clothing, dishes, food and other
everyday items within easy reach.
Genetic testing -
is it right for you
Cancer seems all too common
in your family, but should you have
a genetic test to learn more about
your risk?
Genetic tests offer a glimpse of
what the future may hold for your
health. But the look has limitations.
Genetic tests can't tell you with cer-


tainty whether you'll develop a dis-
ease or how severe it might be if
you do develop it. They can only tell
you if you have a mutation that is
shown to be associated with a risk
of the disease.
Deciding to have genetic testing
is complicated. That's why it's
often recommended you consult
with a genetic counselor.
The March issue of Mayo Clinic
Women's HealthSource offers
ways a genetic counselor can help:
Research your family history
and medical records to assess your
risk of a genetic disorder or the like-
lihood that you carry a genetic
mutation.
Provide information on the ben-
efits, risks and limitations of a spe-
cific genetic test.
Explain the implications of a
positive, negative or indeterminate
test result, for both you and your
family.
Consider possible treatment
options or preventive measures if a
gene mutation is found.
Costs for genetic tests can range
from less than $100 to.several thou-
sand dollars. These tests may not
be covered by insurance. Fortu-
nately, many states have enacted
laws that prohibit using genetic test
information to determine eligibility
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. 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 partners," can provide a vari-
. ety of helpful services, including making 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 Clewiston's
participation in this nationwide program. RSVP TO Liz Taylor (863)
983-7088.,


Free Services to help elders
Insurance counseling with a trained SHINE (Seniors Helping with
Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor is available every Wednesday
morning free of charge at Nobles Center and in Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices. Legal help from Florida Rural Legal Services is
available at the Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle on 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 morning, April 15. "NEW" Medica-
tion 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 available 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 out-
reach worker in Clewiston on Mondays 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 meetings are April 13 in LaBelle, April 20 in
Clewiston, and April 27 in Moore Haven. Call 675-1446 in LaBelle, 983-
7088 in Clewiston and 946-1821 in Moore Haven.
Nobles Senior Center exercise classes meet M-W-F at 9:00 a.m.
Come and join this lively group for better health. "NEW" Garners
come every Monday to the L.J. Nobles Senior Center starting at 1 p.m.
for card playing, Scrabble and what-have-you. All are welcome.


Get ready for hurricane season


ORLANDO With the 2005
hurricane season nearly upon
us, the U.S. Department of.
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) has announced
publication of an updated, in-
depth guide to citizen disaster
preparedness titled, "Are You
Ready?"
The publication is available
to individuals, families and
community preparedness
groups who are looking for a
-comprehensive information
source of what to do before,
during .and after a disaster
strikes.
The guide provides a step-
by-step approach to disaster
preparedness by walking the
reader through information on
how to get informed about local
emergency plans, identifying
hazards that affect.their area,
instructing them on how to
develop and maintain an emer-
gency communications plan,
and building a disaster supplies
kit.
Other guide topics include
evacuation, emergency public
shelters, animals in disaster and
information specific to people
with disabilities. The prepared-
ness facts are based on the
most reliable hazard awareness
and emergency education infor-
mation including advances in
scientific knowledge, the most
accurate technical language
and the latest physical research
on what happens in disasters.
"Being prepared for disasters
is everyone's personal responsi-
bility, and the 'Are You Ready?'
guide can be a key tool to
enable families to protect them-


selves against all hazards," said'
Bill Carwile, the FEMA federal
coordinating officer. "We are
making these publications
available to the public at.all of
our 21 Disaster Recovery Cen-
ters." -
.To broaden the usage of the
publication, a facilitator guide is
available for those interested in
delivering the disaster prepared-
ness content in a classroom or
small group setting. The facilita-
tor guide includes training mod-
ules for adults and school chil-
dren. It also contains a CD ROM
tool-kit with resources such as
customizable slides and hazard-
specific fact sheets.
The guide also can be used
as a study manual with credit
awarded for successful comple-
tion with a 75 percent score on
a final exam. Questions about
the exam should be directed to
www.training.fema.gov/emi-
web/is or by calling (800) 238-
3358. College credit .for the
course is also being offered
through Frederick Community
College, Frederick, Md.
"We encourage everyone to
take the time to pick up a copy
and study this publication.," said
Craig Fugate, state-coordinating
officer with Florida's State
Emergency Response Team
(SERT). "Having just experi-
enced the devastation by four
.major hurricanes and their
aftermath, we all should under-
stand the necessity of being bet-
ter prepared for future events."
The 200-plus-page "Are You
Ready?" guide is FEMA's pre-
mier, preparedness resource
catalog and is also available
from the FEMA Web site. L6g on


to http://www.fema.gov/arey-
ouready/ for your free copy. Or,
receive your copy by mail from
FEMA's Publications Warehouse
at (800) 480-2520.
Four preparedness booklets
supplement the guide's infor-
mation. They cover the follow-
ing citizen preparedness top-
ics: 1) Preparing for Disaster;
2) Food and Water in an Emer-
gency; 3) Preparing for Disaster
for People with Disabilities and
other Special Needs; and 4)
Helping Children Cope with
Disaster. Organizations are
urged to use the Web. site's
instructions for printing large
quantities of the guide, even
customizing the covers with
organization seals or fogos.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coor-
dinating officer. SERT's mission
is to ensure that Florida is pre-
pared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and
mitigate their impacts. Visit
www.floridadisaster.org for the
latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation
for all hazards and manages
federal response and recovery
efforts following any national
incident. FEMA also initiates
mitigation activities, trains first
responders, works with state
and local emergency man-
agers, and manages .the
National Flood Insurance Pro-
gram and the U.S. Fire Admin-
istration. FEMA became part of
the U.S. Department of Home-
land Security on March 1,2003.


Florida Medicaid defrauded of millions


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrest of nine 'individuals in
Miami and Savannah, Georgia, on
charges stemming from the inves-
tigation of Martin J. Bradley III and
his father, Martin J. Bradley Jr.,
owners of Bio-Med Plus, a Miami-
based pharmaceutical wholesaler.
Bio-Med Plus was primarily
engaged in the buying and selling
of prescription drugs used to treat
conditions such as AIDS and
hemophilia.
The arrests follow a 288-count
indictment returned by a federal
grand jury sitting in Savannah.
The Bradleys, who reside in
both Savannah and Miami, are
accused of conspiring to defraud
the Florida Medicaid Program out
of millions of dollars involving
these medications. The investiga-
tion revealed that these individuals
facilitated the diversion of these
drugs through various companies
and pharmacies either owned or
influenced by them. The business-
es were located in Florida, Georgia
and Puerto Rico.
Investigators with the Miami
office of the Attorney General's
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,
together with federal agents. of the
Savannah offices for the Internal
Revenue Service, the Food and
Drug Administration and the
Bureau of Immigration and Cus-
toms Enforcement, investigated
the Bradleys and their businesses.
"There is significant evidence of
widespread racketeering that must.
be prosecuted," said Crist. "These
unlawful activities cost Medicaid
millions of dollars, which must be
returned to the taxpayers."
It is alleged that' pharmaceuti-
cal treatments were ordered by
associated Miami-area physicians
who in turn did not administer the
drugs as prescribed Through the


"There is significant evidence of widespread
racketeering that must be prosecuted. These
unlawful activities cost Medicaid millions of dol-
lars, which must be returned to the taxpayers."
Charlie Crist,-Attorney General


use of certain pharmacies con-
trolled by the RICO enterprise, the
Florida Medicaid Program was
then billed and subsequently paid
for these drugs, often as much as
$4,000 to $6,000 per treatment.
The pharmacies would deliver
mass quantities of medications to
the physician offices for the sup-
posed purpose of administering
the drugs to patients. The drugs
would later be collected by co-
conspirators and returned to either
\area pharmacies or Bio-Med Plus.
The prescription drugs billed to
the Florida Medicaid Program, but
not administered to Medicaid
recipients, were either fraudulently
re-billed to Medicaid through sev-
eral pharmacies, or unlawfully
transferred, distributed ahd divert-
ed to other pharmacies or whole-
salers, including Bio-Med Plus, for
sale on the open market. It is esti-
mated that the payments for the
fraudulently obtained drugs cost
the Florida Medicaid Program and
Florida Medicaid recipients well in,
excess of $5 million. .
In addition, the Bradleys
instructed others involved in the
scheme to destroy documentation
related to the transfer, distribution
and diversion of prescription drugs
sold on the open market by Bio-
Med Plus, which had already been
reimbursed by the Florida Medic-
aid Program.
The Bradleys, along with sever-
al of their business partners,
opened offshore bank accounts in


the Caribbean allegedly in order to
hide the illegal gains of their crimi-
nal enterprises. The indictment
also charges the Bradleys with
defrauding the Medicaid program
in the state of California.
Along with Martin J. Bradley III,
39, of Coral-Gables, and his father,
Martin J. Bradley Jr., 66, of Savan-
nah, Georgia, seven other co-con-
spirators were indicted and arrest-
ed as a result of this joint
investigation: Jose A. Trespalacios,
36, of Coconut Grove; Alberto L.
.Tellechea, 38, of Coconut Grove;
Edwin Rivera Jr., 34, of Miami; Mar-
lene Caseras Marrero, 33: Stephen'
B. Getz, 46, of Pinecrest; and Sara
E. Griffin, 44, and John D. Strick-
land, 36, both of Savannah, Geor-
gia. Each of the defendants was
charged with Racketeer Influenced
Criminal Organization (RICO).
Several defendants where also
charged with money laundering
and wire fraud, as well as other
lesser charges. The RICO charge
alone carries a potential sentence
of 30 years to life in a federal
prison. Each defendant who is
convicted in this case is subject to
forfeiture of any and all property
constituting or derived from pro-
ceeds obtained directly and indi-
rectly from racketeering activity
up to a sum of money equal to at
least $45 million.
The case is being prosecuted
by United States Attorney Lisa
Wood of the U.S. District Court for
-the Southern District of Georgia.


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Robo-turkey helps catch hunting violations


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FWC Officer Dwain Mobley uses remote control to demon-
strate a robo-turkey's mobility and sound-making capabil-
ities.


Courtesy photos/FWC called robo-turkeys are lifelike tor. "Having five more of these in
Col. Julie Jones (right), FWC s law enforcement director, figures that rotate their bodies, the field will greatly increase our
thanks NWTF Florida Chapter President Bill Marvin (left) for move their tails and even gob- ability to catch unethical hunters
donating five robo-turkeys to her division. ble. and conserve one of Florida's
"Our officers use the robo- prized game birds." '
Some high-tech recruits are team. The Florida State Chapter turkeys to snare poachers as Robo-turkeys are not cheap,
joining the Florida Fish and of the National Wild Turkey Fed- they attempt to shoot the costing around $700 a piece, and
Wildlife Conservation Commis- eration (NWTF) gave the FWC decoys," said Col. Julie Jones, since they are not bulletproof,
sion's (FWC) law enforcement five robotic turkeys. These so FWC's law enforcement direc- they often have a short lifespan.


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and want to help officers with


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NWTF has donaled a total of
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last three years. The five new
robo-turkeys include four gob-
blers and one hen.
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this last month.


Farmland values on the increase


By Chuck Woods
GAINESVILLE The value of
agricultural land continued to
increase in all areas of the. state
last year, buoyed by a population
boom and strong nonagricultur-
al demand for land, according to
a new University of Florida sur-
vey.
"Following recent trends, the
market for agricultural land was
very active this past year, and the
rate of increase in land values
was particularly high' in the
southern regions of- the state,"
said John Reynolds, a professor,
emeritus with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"In most land-value categories,
we recorded double-digit
increases." ,
He said the most prominent
changes occurred in South Flori-
da where the value of cropland
increased by 58 percent and pas-
tureland values jumped by 76
percent. The largest increases
were-in the Indian River area,
Okeechobee County 'and the
Gulf Coast counties.
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other regions also experienced
substantial increases: 19 to 25
percent in the central region of
the state, 10 to 19 percent in the
northwest region and nine to 15
percent in the northeast.region.
Although citrus groves did not
increase .in value as much as
cropland and pasture, the value
of orange groves in the south
region increased by 10 percent
and 12 percent .in the central
region. The value of grapefruil
groves increased 34 percent in
the south region and 15 percent.
in the central region. The value
of land with five- to seven-year-
old citrus plantings increased
about nine percent in the south
and central regions.
,The average value 'of orange
groves in the south region was
.$6,540 per acre, about $130 per
acre higher than in the central
region. The estimated value of
grapefruit groves increased to
.$5,264 per acre in the south
region, about $746 per acre
higher than in the central region:.
The average value of land with 5-
to 7-year-old citrus groves was
$5,920 per acre in the. south
region, about $580 per acre
higher than in the central region.
Reynolds' '2004 land value
survey, which measures changes
over the past year, divides the
state into five regions: south,
southeast, central, northeast and
northwest. Because of the
impact urbanization has on agri-


S. and $1,983 in the northwest
"Following recent trends, the market, for agri- region
The value of improved pas-
cultural land was very active this past year, ture ranged from $3,608 per acre
and the rate of increase in land values was in the central region to $1,783
per acre in the northwest region.
particularly high in the southern regions of the The value of unimproved pas-
state,," "In -most land-value categories, we ture ranged from $2,605 per acre
sae, most an vale caegoes we in the south region to $1,451 in
recorded double-digit, increases." the northwest region.
The value of farm woods
SJohn Reynolds, professor emeritus, increased by 18 percent in the
Jo e riu northwest region of the state and
UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences by 16 percent in the northeast
region.


cultural land values,' Reynolds
collects data for the southeast
region, including Miami-Dade,
Broward and Palm Beach coun-
ties.
He also measures the value of
transition land acreage being
converted or likely to be convert-
ed to nonagricultural sites for
homes, subdivisions; and com-
mercial uses. Counties were
divided intorAmetropolitan and
non-metropolitan counties, and
transition land values were esti-
mated for each region.
The value of: transition land
within five niles of a major town
in metropolitan counties
*increased by seven to 13 percent
in northern regions of the state
and by six to 52 percent in south-
ern regions. In dollar amounts,
the value of transition land in
metro counties, ranged from
$14,082 to $24,983 per acre,
except in the southeast region of
the state where transition land
values were $62.500 per acre.
The value of transition land
more than five miles from a
major town in metro counties
ranged from $7,950 to $14,352
per acre, except in the southeast
where the value was $36,250 per
acre.
.In non-metro counties, the
value of transition land Wvithin
five miles of a major town
ranged from $4,793 to $6,778 per
acre Transition land more than
five miles from a major town
ranged from $3,921 to $5,-144 per
.acre.
For the 2004 study, six coun-
ties were reclassified. Reynolds
said the changes in the north-
west include moving Jefferson
'and Wakulla counties into the
Tallahassee metropolitan statisti-
cal area (MSA), which is a feder-
al designation for urban or
urbanizing areas. In the north-
east region, Gilchrist. County was
moved into the Gainesville MSA,
and Flagler County'was removed
from adjacent MSA counties. In
the southern region, Indian River


County was designated as the
Vero Beach MSA.
"It is important. to emphasize
that the value of a specific tract
of land may vary substantially
from the survey estimates
because of the physical charac-
teristics of the tract, its location
and the economic or institution-
al factors that restrict its use,",
Reynolds said.
"The survey measured land--
values up to May 2004, and'it
does not include any changes in
land values that may have
occurred after last year's hurri-
cane season."
The 2004 Florida Agricultural
Land Value Survey also shows:
Last year, .the value of crop-
land and pastureland in .the
south region increased from
$1,100 to $1,400 per acre. The
value of improved pasture was,
higher in the central region than
in other regions. The lowest agri-
cultural land values were report-
ed in.the northwest region, rang-
ing from $1,450 per acre for
unimproved pasture to $2,193
per acre for irrigated cropland.
, The value of irrigated crop-
land was $3,901 per acre in the
south region, $.-,7i9 in the cen-_
tral region, and $,:;.42A8 in the
northeast region. The value of
non-irrigated cropland was
$3,237 in the central region,
$2,657 in the northeast region


Survey respondents were
asked if they expect agricultural
land values to be higher, lower.
or remain unchanged during (he
next 12 months. Eighty-five per-
cent of the respondents in north-
ern areas and 67 percent of the
respondents in south region
expect land values to increase
during the next year. Only 2 per-
cent expect lower land values
during the next 12 months.
Respondents in the southeast
region said that they expect land
values to increase-by 30 percent,
primarily because of strong
urban demands. :
The annual food and
resource economics department
survey, which Reynolds started
in 1985, was compiled from
information provided by 190
respondents from around the
state. Respondents, included
property appraisers, farm
lenders, 'real estate brokers, farm
managers, land investors, feder-
al farm-assistance and conserva-
tion staff, UF/IFAS extension
agents, and others who develop
and maintain information about
rural land values.
More details on the survey,
"Nonagricultural Demand Caus-
es'Agricultural Land Values to
Increase" (FE 545), are available
on the UF/IFAS Electronic Data
Information Source (EDIS) Web
site at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/


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lic.#-2001-19849- &
in:urEd i(561r)84.5568
or 5!t-359-2456


Anyone
who has'a
problem wall around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
@ 863-983-7546


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
eonks & Magazines 535
Building Materials 5410
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
dren' Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabric 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pelts/Supplies/
Services 670
Ph otography 675
Plutmbin Supplies 680
Pools & Suppalies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Ty & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
In the classified.


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


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.
lifiT ^^M


DRYER, Gas, Like new,
$100. (863)635-3439.


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

REFRIGERATOR, 2002
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft..$300
or best offer.. (863)635-
3439
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
'763-6257/763-0818.
.STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440


Sunrise Appliances
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
401 US Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FI
(863)946-2666
UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in, good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.



PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.


Steel Building Sale 20X30,
25X30, 30X40, 40X60,
50X100 Brand New Free
.Delivery if. ordered by 04-
.09-05 Call Charlie
(800)896-1082.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 1.00 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 ,
www.rigidbuilding.com.



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.

PIPE- used HOPE, 8-12",
various lengths, make of-.
fer. (561)992-2482.

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

Carpets-^^
Rugs 550I^


INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR-
PET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.


GRECO CRIB SET Converts
to Day bed & then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.


SHOES, Dress, Sz:9, Name
brand, never worn. Pd
$65, Now $20.' Taylor
Creek. 863-763-0867



COMPUTER SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$10.0. (863)612-0900.


BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pinkfloral design $400
(863)983-7775
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6., (863)467-
8681


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Employment
Part Timeu


Reatared Nunise
*F.1f% imo Med./Surg. 7ahn-7pin or 7pm-7uan. FL RN
ic,. 1 yr experience pewfrred will train new gra,ate,.
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kur, I r R l-cr n.o il u rL
La. 5 yr. haglsiul i... nn r.n.' J J.,
LPN I&
*F L LPN L,,-. &' C,-r P.-, c*n r ri It,r.
eq .dlP" Fl 71,-, & P P-in F';r. .,- 4. .11.
Home Health

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ReepirStary Therapist
cir lDi.riel. LaRrdd e Rr P .rrm r* l E .a, io .rnh,,, ,', 1i e > ,

Full T e Hou sekeeping Supervisor


Full Tune- Insurance/BiUler-HFCC

Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits
Clinical Ladder Program Educaiuon 'Assilta'ce
Phone: 863-902.3079 orFox resume to: a863-980805
Drug Free Workplce EOE


fr LARGE OR $MALfl
01 VWe See o Toher All!
LEWISTQN ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Venfum Ave 0ewlston, A. 33440
a5GH3^SSC5-$S1t.5S 2


BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.
CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467..

DINNING ROOM TABLE,
Oak w/4 velvet red & wood
chairs & leaf. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)902-7077'

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
black,, fits 27" TV, good,
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)

GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.

LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
9879
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $250.
(863)467-8681

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



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

GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-31.23.

GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 foi both, will
sep. 863-946-3123



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




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http://www2.newszapcorm/
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WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set;
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108



WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 lbs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-105.9

Mi a eo. 6


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.

BRAND NEW COMPUTER
Bad Credit? No Problem!
You're approved. Guaran-
teed. No Credit Check
Checking account re-
quired. (800)507-4855
Blue Hippo Funding Call
now for free bonus.


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.


ONE CALL STANDS BE-
TWEEN YOUR BUSINESS
and millions of potential
customers. Place your ad-
vertisement in the FL Clas-
sified Advertising Network.
For $450 your ad will be
placed in over 150 papers.
Check our 2x2 and 2x4
display network too! Call
this paper, or Heather
Mola, FL Statewide Net-
work Director at
(866)742-1373, or e-mail
hmola@flpress.com for
more information. (Out of
State placement is also
available.) Visit us online
at www.florida-
classifieds.com.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
SPAI Overstockedl New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)397-3529.


ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegant, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church .or non profit.
(863)675-0215.
Pet Suple
Sevie 670


AMERICAN PIT BULL TER-
RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750.
APPALOOSA MARE- 6yr
old, some training, $600
or best offer. (863)763-
7608.
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.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 (M) Puppies & Mother;
CKC reg. Colors vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PET BUNNIES- (5) to good

homes only, $50 .will sell
separately. (863)983-
5633.
PIT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go, $100.
(863)697-1725.

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


S-ewin
KMacines 700


SINGER,
Old, 401
ood.
389.


Slantimatic, Sews
$20. (863)675-


BASKET BALL POLE & Net.
Good condition. $45
(863)902-7077/599-17"70

FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997:


SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584

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


PORTABLE OXYGEN
MACHINE-that will run off
12 volt or 110. (863)357-
1715.

STEEL GUITAR Double
Neck Pedal in good condi-
tion. Please call (863)763-.
6230.


Agriculture



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


QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981

REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.


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

LAWN TRACTOR- '02,
16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
Plus, 42" cut, 37HRs,
$1950. (863)467-5933.

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

RIDING MOWER Snapper,
28' cut, 10 hp Briggs &
Stratton. Exc. cond., $600
best offer. 863-983-4397

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

^^^^^^^J^


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


Rentals
[s
ra REIUjU


Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Leand 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.

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



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


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

561-993-1160


FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


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

The'successful-applicant must be a self-motivated individual with strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

dital photography is helpful Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties fulflling assignments on time, creating communi

ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,




To apply: Fax resumes to (83)983.753

Resumes can e mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at'

2 WestSugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 334 ,



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


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

MOORE HAVEN AREA,
Historic Frame House
on 9 acres w/pond, paved
road & city water. Oaks &
Citrus Tree's on property.
$300,000. 863-946-0189


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


*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres
in Hendry County.
Call 239-657-5654

LABELLE V/ ACRE, with
beautiful river view. Re-
duced for quick sale.
$175,000 or best offer.
Build your dream, home on
this prime location in La-
Belle, with a gorgeous
view of the Caloosahatchie
River & Waterfront Park.
Corner 4 lots on CR 78 &
Avalon Ave. -reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
prox. size 200' deep.x
113.5' wide. $175,000.
863-517-0977:-

O of State


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 PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.-


FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No.Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.
9QQ

Guadalupe Riverfront!
Spectacular wide river-
fronts on "Prime" Texas
Hill Country location. 10-
32 acres w/ lots of water
frontage, huge trees, pan-
oramic views. From
$300's to $400's. Limited
number available, call now
before they're gone.
(800)609-7042 x 110.


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.


Real Estate



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 1040
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080u


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


AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$65.
f (863)467-4191
-


2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106
Pioneer, 2/2, sgl., $700
mo., retirees welcome;
non-smoking environ;
ment. (863)983-6313
Moil Homes


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

CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

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


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


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

4)734 M bitite
Loop
Fenc r,



)900
2160 W Hwy. 27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N. W of WAL-MART
983-4663
CHampion
HOME BUILDERS.CO.


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


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SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $230/MO. Up-
scale 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 4.49% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.

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



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


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SOUTHERN GARDENS GROVES
HEAVY EQUIPMENT j
OPERATOR
Must be experienced in working with:
Excavators, Graders,
Front End Loaders & Pan Machines.
Requires good driving record
with Class D or CDL license.
GOOD PAY, BONUS, 401 K, & BENEFITS.


Contact HR Dept. @ 863-902-4133,
fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com.


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HONDA CIVIC '89 Needs
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OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, U-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuantto a Final Summary Judgement of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY
County, Florida, described as:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE
32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION: THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF...
THIS DESCRIPTION.'
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being
the second floor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of April, 2005.
DATED THIS 29th day of March, 2005 .
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
print to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-
8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
564628 CGS 4/7,14/05


NOTICE SEMINOLE TRIBAL REGULAR ELECTION MAY 9. 2005


For Tribal Council Representitives and Board of Directors Representa-
tives in accordance with the Amended Constitution and Bylaws of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the Amended Corporate Charter of The
Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., a Regular Election is called tfor the follow-
ing offices on Monday, May 9, 2005.
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA SEMIOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA, INC.
TRIBAL COUNCIL: BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION
REPRESENTATIVE (1) REPRESENTATIVE (1)
BRIGHTON RESERVATION BRIGHTON RESERVATION
REPRESENTATIVE (1:) REPRESENTATIVE (1)
HOLLYWOOD RESERVATION HOLLYWOOD RESERVATION
REPRESENTATIVE (1) REPRESENTATIVE (1)
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The representatives for Tribal Council and Board of Directors are voted
for by residents of their respective reservations.
Eligible members who wish to become candidates mwy obtain petition
form from one of the Tribal Offices at Brighton, Big Cypress, ad Holly-
wood reservations, beginning April 8, 2005.or can obtain information
form the Secretary of the Tribal Council and Board of Directors. The com-
pleted petitions from candidates must be In the hands of the Secretary no
later tan 5:00 p.m, on e r before April 18, 2005 so that the announce-
ment of candidates can be announced April 20, 2005.
ALL ELIGIBLE TRIBAL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO VOTE!
PRISCILLA D. SAYEN
SECRETARY
563749 CGS 4/7/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA .
Case RFile No. 2005-206-CA
Division: Civil
BERTHA MURATI,
Plaintiffs)
V.
EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAMS R. RASCO,
JOSE A. DECASTRO and DALIA DECASTRO,
Defendants
NOTICF 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, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:
PARCEL 1 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAIN-
AGE CANAL OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
NO. 3549 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0061-0100
PARCEL 2 THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY FLORI-
DA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST
30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3559 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0064-0000
PARCEL 3 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3560 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0064-0100
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed'agalnst you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on Plantiffs 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 Ii a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 18th day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Court
By A. Holsbeke, Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for Plaintiff .
P.O. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 195103
562572 CGS 3/24,31;4/7,14


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of
Glades. County, Rorida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting
on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners
Meeting Room in the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida,
to consider the adoptionof the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
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 atthe 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 INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH
THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.
ALL interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.
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Public Notice 5005
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'Legal Notice 65500


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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
forl,-r.-, a Mortgage has been
i iaill.t you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses. If any, to It on Mela-
nie A. Mc~ahee, sq., whose ad-
dress is 417 West Sugarland 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


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at
public auction on April 21 at 8:00
am. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1986 Ford Van
VIN #1FTJE3416GHA20937
565843 CGS 04/07/05

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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION '
CASE NO.: 04-716-CA DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION I
Plaintiff,
Vs.
STEPHEN J. HINTON, et al, -
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mort- .
gage Foreclosure dated March 28,
2005 andentered in Case No. 04-"
716-CA of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENORY County, Florida where-'
in CHASE MAN ATTAN MORT-'
GAGE CORPORATION, is the Plain-
tiff and STEPHEN J. HINTON;
WANDA W. HINTON; JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK AS INDENTURE'
TRUSTEE C/0 RESIDENTIAL
FUNDING CORPORATION; are the
defendants, I will sell to ttie highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE.OF THE CLERK OP
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION',
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11:00AM, on the 27thr.
,ji i A.f | -i'i005i 'he following
.1:, r.u p'...lieiT .; set forth In
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LOT 13. BLOCK A. RIDGEVIEW
ESrATES ADDITION NO 2.
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6. .
PAGE 122 AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY FLORIDA
SAID LAND SITUATE. LYING
AND BEING IN HENDRY
COUNTY. FLORIDA
AK A 812 Sangrasi Sireal
Clemlilon FL 33440
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on, the March 29,
2005..
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans,
with Disabilities Act, persons.
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceed-..
ing should contact the Deputy.
Court Administrator whose office,
Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe.
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
telephone number (813)335-
2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TDO) or,
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida.
Relay Service, not later than seve-
en (7) days prior to this proceed-
ing.


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