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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: April 28, 2005
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since, -

Volume 80, Number 48 Thursday, April 28, 2005


At a Glance

Job Fair
t There will be a Job Fair at
Sthe LaBelle Civic Center,
April 29, from 9 a.m. through
1 p.m. Several onsite
employers will be on hand to
address questions about a
possible career choice with
their organization.

Head Start
Program
Harlem Academy Day
Care will be accepting appli-
Scations for the Head Start
Program May 2, 3, 5, 10, 11,
17,and 18 from 9 a.m. to
noon and 2-3 p.m. For more
information call 983-7335.,

Living wills
The recent Terry Shiavo
case has prompted many
questions and concerns
about "living wills". In the
i.event you are unable to
speak for yourself, do you
need to have your wishes for
your health care in writing?
To address these community
concerns, Hendry Regional
Medical Center will be spon-
soring a seminar on Advance
Directives and Living Wills
Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. in
the HRMC Conference
Room. Guest speakers will
be local attorney Melanie
McGahee and Dr. M.
Kabbesh, :internist and
gerontologist, at the Family
Care Center. Chris Hamilton,
HRMC Risk Manager will also
be available to answer any
questions about how
Advance Directives are han-
dled in the hospital setting.
Please join the group and
bring your questions for an
Sinormative -dscuJssir'n oAr
end-of-life issues. Because-
seating is Jmited, please call
902-3043 .to make a reserva-
tion.

Outdoor Gospel
music concert
The Greatest gospel
music is coming here to our
own community. Featuring
singing groups from: Dade,
Hendry, and Palm Beach
Counties, and from our very
own town of Clewiston. It's
something you won't want to
miss! April 30, at 2:30 p.m., at
the Harlem Pavilion and it's
free. Refreshments will be
served. Sponsored by the
Clewiston Adventist Youth
Society.

Clewiston Minis-
terial Association
All pastors are invited to
come to the Clewiston Minis-
terial Association meeting
Tuesday, May 3, in the educa-
tion room at Hendry Region-
al Hospital. (Note the change
from the conference room.)
The meeting will start at
noon lunch will be provid-
ed. Call. John at 983-5269
with questions.


Lake Level


Students learn about nursing


On Wednesday, April 13, 14
high school students interested in
nursing participated in, "A Day in
the Life of a Nurse" job shadowing
program hosted by Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Sue See-
ley, director of nursing, introduced
the students from LaBelle and
Clewiston High Schools to nurses
and managers from medical/surgi-
cal, operating room, intensive
care, and emergency room who
shared personal career experi-
ences.


According to Jesse Laster, ER
nurse and education coordinator,.
"Nursing is one of the most
rewarding fields some nights
you can go home and say some-
one is alive today because of what
you did that day."
Ms. Laster added that surveys
have shown that nurses are the
most trusted of professionals
nationwide.
The students were given an
introduction to the hospital setting
and were oriented for matters


Brown Sugar: P4geant set to begin


courtesy pnotos -m. Ws,--
Darrannika Sanders Audrianna Edwards
Little Miss Brown Junior Miss Brown
Sugar contestant Sugar contestant


Crystal Cirono-Lan Tequarra Holligan
-.Miss. Brown-' Miss-Brownr .. ,'
Sugar contestant Sugar contestant


such as patients' rights and priva-
cy. After the, orientation they were
given a tour of the hospital and
received insights into equipment
and procedures from various
departments including the ER
department, operating room, radi-
ology, in-patient medical/surgical
and intensive care unit.
Tony Miracle, ER Department
Manager, told the students about
"real life" experiences in the ER
where "you can see anything from
the elation of childbirth to the'


Daquatia Hughes
Junior Miss Brown
Sugar contestant


Altavia Thomas
- Miss Brown-
Sugar contestant


drama of life threatening situa--...on.'
tions, all of which happen very Linda Surber, medical/surgical
quickly," he said. manager on the in-patient floor,
Sharon Murphy, OR nurse encouraged the serious nurse can-
manager, shared the importance didates to spend a year in Med-
of an OR nurse, who must be able ical/Surgical to learn general nurs-
to anticipate the surgeon's needs ing before specializing.
during each operation. According "This is the third time HRMC
to Sharon, some experienced OR participated in 'A Day in the Life of
nurses become so familiar with a Nurse', an annual recruitment
repeated surgical procedures that program," said Ms. Seeley. "Due to
they feel confident to perform the the shortage of nurses, the need to
procedure themselves if ever an
emergency presented that situa- See Students -- Page 12


Fry Hardware



closing doors


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON There are
people recognizable on the
streets of Clewiston who have"
been "part of the community"
for their entire lives. They are.-
recognizable because they care
about their community and get
involved.
Their faces and smiles
become well known to all and,
in some small way, when you
see them, you see a part of the
identity that is Clewiston.
The same can be said for
businesses throughout, the
area. Some are new business-
es, which are working hard to
become an intricate part of the,
community and then there are
those, like Fry Hardware, who
are a part of the community
simply br cause the\ were there
from the beginning.
Fry Hardware"'opened its
doors for business in 1951


under the propriety of Jack Fry,
hence the store motto, "Jack
sez buy it at Fry".
Jack is 90 years old today
and has, watched his once
fledgling business flourish
under the guidance of his son,
Curtis Fry, who took over the
business in 1973, although he
had worked in the family busi-
ness since high school. Curtis
began the business in its old
location on the highway with a
mere 7,500-square-feet of oper-
ational capacity.
Shortly thereafter, the busi-
ness moved to its current loca-
tion where they enjoy more
than double the original square
footage, and more than double
the inventory. There is more
than a $1 million in current
.inventory and it's all for sale,
literally.
See Hardware.-Page 12


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Vonturia Jones April Minikwu
Miss Brown Anthony Perkins, Jr. Miss Brown
Sugar contestant Mr. Brown Sugar contestant Sugar contestant

Brown Sugar Festival1


will draw thousands


By Mark Young
HARLEM The annual
Brown Sugar Festival kicks off
this weekend at the Mt. Calvary
Baptist Church, with a celebra-
tion in Gospel music at 6 p.m.
It is the first event of a week-
long festival, which is expected
to draw thousands of visitors
into the community and comes'
on the heels of a very success-
ful Sugar Festival held in


Clewiston.
Event organizer, Jackie
Young, said the festival is
Expected to draw as many as
10,000 people, but the April 30
Gospel Night is just the first of
many festivities planned
throughout the week. Monday,
May 2, the Mr. and Miss Brown
Sugar Pageant will take place at
See Sugar Page 4


Erica vassel!
Miss Brown
Sugar contestant


Volunteers



needed for



special cause


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The pass-
ing of a loved one is some-
thing everyone has to face,
but no one should have to
face it alone without a little
help.
Much is written about the
tragic deaths of children,
grieving parents, and those
who lose sons, daughters,
mothers, and fathers. Facing
death is not easy for many


people, but for those who
lose their husbands and
wives, it can be an immeasur-
able loss in so many different
ways.
Husbands tragically pass,
sometimes leaving behind not
only a mournful wife and
mother, but perhaps a wife
whose husband "took care of
everything," leaving the wife
See Volunteers Page 12


Murphy's star is climbing


14.83
feet
above sea
level


Index
Classifieds ...... .20-24
Opinion ............. 4
School ......... .9
Sports .. ........ .10
See Page 4for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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By Mark Young
Beauty pageants have been
part of Clewiston's Christina
Murphy's life since she was a
little- girl and this aspiring
young fashion mogul is quick-
ly climbing the ladder to star-
dom.
Due to contractual obliga-
tions, Ms. Murphy's status on
UPN's Top Model Four reality
show, hosted by International
supermodel Tyra Banks, has
been kept to little local publici-
ty. However, the word is quick-
ly circulating throughout the
community and despite the
fact that the Internet gives very
little hometown information
on the contestants, Ms. Mur-
phy's success on the show will
soon reach national recogni-
tion.
Recently winning an inter-
view challenge on the UPN
show, Ms. Murphy will have an
upcoming full-length inter-
view on Entertainment
Tonight, casting her growing


shadow into the prime time
national spotlight.
Ms. Murphy is a Clewiston
High School graduate, a two-
sport athlete (volleyball and
softball) and was a cheer-
leader coach for the traveling
Cougars. Of the original 36
aspiring models to begin the
show, Ms. Murphy has sur-
vived cut after cut and now
stands firmly in the final few
contestants.
Top Model Four airs every
Wednesday on UPN at 8 p.m.
and re-airs again Fridays at 9
p.m. Should she survive the
final tally, Ms. Murphy stands
to gain a Ford Modeling.
Agency contract and a Cover
Girl Cosmetics contract.
Information posted on the
UPN Web site lists Ms. Mur-
phy's hometown as Tallahas-
see, but that is because she is
currently attending Florida
State University pursuing her
degree in high fashion.
Her modeling career was


already blossoming before the
show, taking her all around
the world, but the prestige of
winning, or even making it as
far as she has, will no doubt
launch Ms. Murphy into the
fashion world's elite. And
while the Internet lists Talla-
hassee as her hometown, the
community grapevine knows
the real truth, and that is why
her last name can now be
printed.
The community has discov-
ered the truth, and can also
help Ms. Murphy's efforts to
become America's next top
model by logging onto
upn.com and link to America's
Next Top Model Four. Photos,
videos, and profiles are avail-
able.
Each week the viewers vote
on Cover Girl of the Week, by
logging onto the cover girl
link. You must register to vote
prior to the show's airing on
See Model-Page 12


Courtesy photo
Clewiston's Christina Murphy is rumored to have made the top
four in UPN's Top Model Four reality show, hosted by super-
model Tyra Banks.


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Florida panther Moyha, age four, attended the Sugar Fes-
tival on Saturday April 16. His cage was destroyed by
Hurricane Charlie and Marsh Exotic Animal Foundation
from LaBelle hopes donations from the Sugar Festival
will help rebuild his home.


.eony and Ce


Tritt-Pena Wedding Announcement
Leony Tritt will become the bride of Carlos Pena on April 29. The
bride is the daughter of Valentin and Emma Rodriguez of Belle Glade.
The groom is the son of Carlos and Maria Pena of Wellington.


Birth


CENTANO
Nadia Rachelle Centeno (Girl)
was born April 6, 2005 at 6:42 a.m.
at Manatee Memorial Hospital in
Bradenton.
She weighed 5 pounds, 15.5
ounces, and she measured 20.5
inches.
Her Parents are Crystal Centeno
and Carlos Centeno Jr. Her Grand-
parents are Darlene 'Skinner of
Labelle, Richard (Rick) Murphy,
Maria and Carlos Centeno Sr. of
Clewiston. Nadia has a big brother,
Jalen who is fouryears old.


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Slall proto/MaryAnn Morris
Cowgirl accessories
This little cowgirl posed in one of the colorful craft
booths at the Clewiston Sugar Festival Saturday April 16.


Special hunt applications available


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) will accept applications
May I-June 15 for 2005-06 special-
opportunity hunts.
* Applying for these unique
hunts now is automated through.
FWC's Total Licensing System. To
apply for these permits, visit any
license agent or tax collector's
office or submit an application
online at MyFWC.com. Applica-
tions will be available beginning


April 20 from FWC regional
offices and online at
MyFWC.com.
Special-opportunity hunts
offer hunters vast areas, abundant
game, l',\,ohvunter quotas and
excellent chances to bag quality
deer, riogs and released quail on
select'wildlife management areas
throughout Florida. ,
Based on past years, demand
for these hunts is greater than the
number of available slots, so a


random drawing is conducted to
select hunters. Hunters can
improve their chances of being
selected by submitting as many
non-refundable $5 applications as
they want. The cost of the hunts
for selected applicants ranges
from $50 to $175.
Visit MyFWC.com/hunting for
more information on how to
apply for special-opportunity
hunt permits.


Sports

Page 10


Watson-Rutledge
Mrs. Eula Bell Watson Edwards
of Belle Glade and Mr. Thomas
Watson of Bainbridge, GA, proudly
announce the engagement of their
daughter Tynese Lynette Watson to
Mr. Tori Rutledge of West Palm
Beach.
The prospective groom is the
son of Mrs. Helen Rutledge of Belle
Glade. He is currently employed by
Glades Correctional Institute. The
bride is currently employed at Vil-
lage Academy Elementary.


Tynese Lynette Watson and
Tori Rutledge
The couple will exchange their
vows Saturday, May 14 at 4 p.m. at
Orthodox Zion Primitive Baptist
Church, in West Palm Beach.


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Elva Lpuise "Lucy"
Hastings Elliot
Elva Louise "Lucy" Hastings
Elliot, age 81 of Pahokee, Fla.
passed away April 13, 2005. She
was born July 28, 1923 to William
and Myrtle Hastings in Bridgeville,
Delaware. She is predeceased by
her husband William H. Elliott
and brothers Cleveland and
William S. Hastings.
Lucy is survived by her daugh-
ters Naomi E. Sanders (Bucky) of
Pahokee, Fla., Eloise E. Kelly
(Don) of Pahokee, Fla., Faye Walk-
er (Robert) of Jupiter, Fla., Dottie
E. Simmons of Ruskin, Fla.; sisters
Phyllis Davis (Russ) of Milford, DE,
Jean McGee (Everett) of
Bridgeville, DE and brother Don-
ald Hastings of Bridgeville, DE;
grandchildren Gary Sanders, III of
Pahokee, Fla., Dwayne Kelly
(Amy) of Pahokee, Fla., Monica
Kelly of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Bryan Kelly
(Alanna) of Okeechobee, Fla., and
Jodi Simmons of Ruskin, Fla.; and
great grandchildren Brandon, Ben
and Brad Agnew of Hartwell, GA,
Katie Sanders of Pahokee, Fla.,
Dylan Kelly of Pahokee, Fla., and
Bryanna Kelly of Okeechobee, Fla.
Lucy and her husband Bill
owned and operated "Bill's Shell
Station" in Belle Glade in the 50's


and 60's. She also worked for Dr.
William T. Gist as office manager
and for the PBC Property Apprais-
er's Office. She was a member of
the Lakeside Baptist Church in
Pahokee.
A memorial service was held
Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade.
Burial services at Port Mayaca
Cemetery. The family requests
that memorial donations be made
to the American Cancer Society,
621 Clearwater Park, WPB, FL,
33401 or Hospice of PBC, 5300
East Avenue, WPB, FL 33407.
James William Mount
James William Mount of
Clewiston, age 11 months and 27
days, died Wednesday, April 20,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, in Clewiston.
James William Mount was
born in Ft. Myers.
Deceased came to this area
from Ft. Myers and has lived here
for 11 months and 27 days.
Survivors are Parents Michael
and Jaimie Mount, of Clewiston.
Grand parents William and
Audrey Mount of Clewiston;
Rutherford and Deborah Felt of
Battle Creek, Mich; Grand parents
Ralph Fields, of Sherewood,
Mich., Esther Mount, of


Charleston, S.C.; Uncle, Robert
Mount, of Clewiston, Aunt Chrus-
tel Mount of Clewiston.
Services were held at Akin-
Davis Funeral Chapel April: 24,
2005 at 4 p.m. Burial was at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating.
Clergy was Reverend Darrel D.
Branham. Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes in Clewiston was in
charge of all arrangements.
Theresa Gail Birdwell
Theresa Gail Birdwell of Moore
Haven, 57, died Thursday, April 21,
2005 at Bay Medical Center in
Panama City, Florida.
Theresa Gail Birdwell was born
in Clewiston. Her occupation was
bookkeeper. Deceased was a
member. of the Volunteer Fire
Department in Glades County.
Survivors are daughter Mary
Lois Biggs of Moore Haven.
Calling Hours were from 5-7
p.m., April 24, 2005 at Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. Services
were at 10 a.m., April 25, 2005 at
Graveside-Ortona Cemetery. Bur-
ial was in Ortona Cemetery. Offici-
ating Clergy was Reverend Sher-
rell W Tillery-Larry Lucky.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, Inc
in Clewiston were in charge of
arrangements.


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Attorney General, supporters push for Anti-Murder Act
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist was joined by
law enforcement officials and vic-
tim advocates, including the par-
,!ents of three murdered young
Floridians, in urging swift passage
of the Anti-Murder Act of 2005.
Among those with Crist were Mark
Lunsford, father of murder victim
SJessica Lunsford; Kay and Mark
Shukwit and Mark Shukwit Jr., the
mother, step-father and step-broth-
er of Deltona murder victim
Michelle Ann Nathan; and victim
advocate and "America's Most
Wanted" host John Walsh, father of
murder victim Adam Walsh.
Crist noted that some 100 of
Florida's 160 legislators have
signed on as co-sponsors of the'
legislation (SB 608 and HB 451)
and one committee in each cham-


ber has approved the bill unani-
mously. However, the Attorney
General said time is running short
in the legislative session and the bill
should be fast-tracked to assure its
swift passage.
"Florida's children are being
kidnapped, raped and murdered.
We must act to ensure their safety,"
said Crist. "Ultimately, the question
is not whether we can afford to
pass this legislation, it is whether
we can afford not to. Our commit-
ment to the safety of our citizens,
our children, is being tested and
we must respond promptly."
The Anti-Murder Act would
require that violent offenders who
violate probation be confined until
a judge holds a "danger-to-the-
community" hearing. If the violator
is found to be a danger, he or she


would be sent back to jail.
Crist said recent events should
compel the Legislature into quick
action. The legislation comes at a
time when the state is mourning
the deaths of its two most recent
young victims, nine-year-old Jessi-
ca Lunsford of Homosassa in
March and 13-year-old Sarah
Lunde of Ruskin just this week.
Last year, Floridians were simi-
larly shocked by two other tragic
cases, the abduction and murder
of 11-year-old Carlie Brucia in Sara-
sota in February 2004 and the bru-
tal beating deaths of Michelle Ann
Nathan, Anthony Vega, Erin
Belanger, Francisco Ayo-Roman,
Roberto "Tito" Gonzalez and
Jonathan Gleason in Deltona last
August. In each of the four cases,
the individuals charged with lead-


ing the attacks were former felons
who were enjoying their freedom
despite a history of criminal offens-
es and probation violations.
"The time is now for Florida leg-
islators to really make a difference.
This is an opportunity for Florida to
be a loud, loud voice for victims
and lead by example for the
nation," said Walsh, a Floridian
who co-founded the National Cen-
ter for Missing and Exploited Chil-
dren after his son's 1981 murder.
Joining Crist, Walsh and the vic-
tims' families at a news conference
was.legislative sponsor Rep. Bruce
Kyle, as well as representatives of
statewide public safety organiza-
tions that have endorsed the Anti-
Murder Act: Endorsing organiza-
tions include the Florida Sheriffs
Association, the Florida Police


Woman killed by train in Belle Glade


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glade Police Department is inves-
tigating the death of 54-year-old
Mary Perkins, who was struck
and killed by a train Friday after-
noon.
Police say the woman was on
her way to visit family members
across the railroad tracks when
the accident occurred. Early in the
investigation, they are ruling out
suicide as a possibility.
The incident happened on
Northwest 12th Drive, near North-


west Avenue B.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. that
day, the police report, a train
operated by South Central Florida
Express, Inc, which hauls agricul-
tural product in the area, headed
northbound.
Inside the train, an employee
caught sight of the woman laying
against the rails up ahead. He
alerted the conductor of the train,
who began blowing on the horn
to warn, the woman of the
approaching threat.
Police say the two employees


saw the woman look in their
direction and wave, but she didn't
move from the spot.
Because the train had made its
way around a corner before the
employees spotted the woman,
the train was unable to stop in the
200 yards or .so it had to react.
"Unfortunately, those trains don't
stop on a dime," said Lieutenant
Robert Wheelihan with the Belle
Glade Police Department.
The woman was not run over
by the train, but struck by its side.
The impact proved deadly.


According to the police, the
woman was known to have suf-
fered from a physical disability
that impaired her walking.
Lt. Wheelihan's theory is that
the woman might have gotten
caught near the area and was
unable to get back up in time to
avoid the train. Her wave might
have been one for help.
The investigation continues,
with Perkins being turned over to
the Palm Beach County Medical
Examiners office for further inves-
tigation.


So called magic pills can be dangerous


The diet pill industry just does-
n't give up. They know the Ameri-
can consumer dreams of a magic
pill that will let them shed pounds
without any lifestyle changes.
Every time I turn on the television
someone is trying to convince me
to send money for a revolutionary
diet pill.
Over the years, some of these
diet pills have been found to have
very dangerous even life
threatening side effects. But as
one diet pill is banned, the mar-
keters find something else to push
on the consumers.
Diet pills can help you shed
pounds but side effects could
be more dangerous to your health


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


than the extra pounds were. Oth-
ers simply lighten your wallet.
Most nutritionists and doctors
agree that the only healthy way to
lose weight is to exercise and eat
a healthy, balanced diet. Dozens
of diet books are printed each
year with that same message,


each with their own gimmick.
Before starting on any new
diet, discuss your plan with your
doctor. Make sure the diet is safe
for you. Diets are not "one size fits
all." There may be some foods
that you should avoid or some
you should consume due to
your own health problems. This is
especially important if you are on
any prescription medications.
Some drugs interact badly with
foods that would otherwise be
considered "healthy".
Book publishers often send
me diet books to review. I found
an interesting theory in "The New
Enzyme Catalyst Diet." This book
claims that overweight people are


just too well organized and effi-
cient. They don't have to move
very much because they have
organized everything at their fin-
gertips. The book actually sug-
gests moving things around to
make it less convenient for
example, storing pots and pans in
the bedroom to force yourself
to get up and walk around more!
I have no intention of rearrang-
ing my house to make it less con-
venient. (I had enough of that
after last year's hurricanes.) But it
is nice to think that losing my car
keys on a regular basis and
running around the house in a
panic looking for them is at
least burning calories!


Chiefs Association, the Florida
Prosecuting Attorneys Association,
the Florida PBA, the Florida Coali-
tion Against Domestic Violence,
the National Rifle Association and
Unified Sportsmen of Florida.
The Senate sponsor of the legis-
lation is Sen. Rudy Garcia. The Anti-
Murder Act has been passed unani-
mously in both the House Criminal
Justice Committee and the Senate
Judiciary Committee. The bill
would create a new definition of
"forcible felony violator" to cover
any probation violator who has a
forcible felony in his or her past.
This group of probation, viola-
tors could not be granted bail with-
out first having a hearing, and
before a court could release a


forcible felony violator the judge
would be required to hold a "dan-
ger to the community" hearing to
assess the offender's likelihood of
committing another crime that
could cause physical harm. If the
court finds that the forcible felony
violator does not pose a danger to
the community, the judge must
enter a written order stating that.

The proposal would give judges
the opportunity to affirmatively
decide that a forcible felony viola-
tor is or is not too great a risk
to be released. Offenders found to
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example._ of how\ Florida is rmoth are being conducted by
becoming a haven ".:r.,ti> USDA scientists in South Ameri-
pests, a South American moth is ca, and they also are testing a
attackingvaluable ornamental sterile insect release program,
cactus plants used in landscap- but their effectiveness has not
ing and could be a threat to the yet been determined," Cuda
nation's $70-million, cactus said. "Widespread use of pesti-
industry. cides is not practical because the
First spotted in the Florida pest potentially inhabits thou-
Keys about 15 years ago, the tiny sands of square miles in Florida
moth has already spread north- alone, including habitat for the
ward to Alabama and South Car- endangered Schaus' swallowtail
olina. Now, University of Florida butterfly."
entomologists say the invasive The pest could threaten rare
pest could spread even farther, U.S. prickly pear cacti that are
attacking natural and cultivated not cultivated, said Richard Moy-
prickly pear cacti in other areas roud, chairman of the Florida
of the United States. Endangered Plant Advisory
Jim Cuda, an associate pro- Council and owner of Mesozoic
fessor of entomology with UF's Landscapes, a native plant nurs-
Institute of Food and Agricultural ery in Lantana, Fla.
Sciences, says residents should "Once something as tiny as
be on the lookout for the cactus this moth gains a foothold in an
moth (Cactoblastis cactorum) h gains a foothold in an
and the damage it causes in area where it has no enemies,
yards, plant stores and nurseries, stopping it is almost impossi-d.
Suspected infestations of the ble,"Moyroudsaid.
pest should be reported to the The moth is one of several
U.S. Department of Agriculture recent insect invaders to threat-
in Tallahassee. en ornamental and food crops in
Cuda, who believes the Florida, along with the pink
spread of the insect may have hibiscus mealybug, Asian citrus
been hastened by hurricanes in psyllid and Diaprepes citrus root
2004, said the pest is trouble- weevil, Cuda said.
some because there are no natu- The moth can fly short dis-
ral enemies to stop it. The insect tances, but it is believed to
feeds only on prickly pear cacti. spread primarily via transporta-
"Surveys for natural predators tion of infested plants, he said.
that could be imported for effec- The moth leaves two distinct


calling cards. Female moths
deposit stacks of tiny eggs on the
sides of the fleshy cactus pads,
and the stacks resemble inch-
long cactus spines. These stacks
of eggs are called egg sticks.
When caterpillars hatch from
the eggs, they burrow into cac-
tus pads to feed, leaving tiny
holes that ooze a green, slimy
fluid.
The egg sticks can be
removed from cactus pads and
frozen before being discarded,
he said. Any pads infested with
caterpillars should be removed
from the parent plant, wrapped
securely in several layers of plas-
tic, held in a freezer for three
days and properly discarded.
The caterpillars, which are
tan or orange with distinctive
black traverse bands, can be
found by cutting open infested
cactus pads. Adult moths are
gray and white with a wingspan
of about one inch. Casual
observers are more likely to
notice holes in the cactus pads
than see moths, Cuda said.
Stephen Hight, a USDA
research entomologist in Talla-
hassee, said residents should
report sightings of the pest by
calling him at (850) 656-9870 or
e-mailing him at Hight@nettal-
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area where we know the cactus
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Cuda said there are some 31
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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.
City government needs to read Speak Out
My comment about the street department, there are more
streets 'than Royal Palm. This person should drive around town.
Ventura is in bad shape, the (street) on the east side of town needs
blacktopped. City council should show up and go around and
check after they see these comments in Speak Out.
Trailer trash
I'm calling about our trailer parks here in Clewiston. I don't
know who owns them, but they should really be ashamed to let
people know they own them. They are really bad landowners. All
they do is collect the month's rent on them, but do they ever ride
around the park to see if the yards are picked up and no trash
around? No, they don't because they don't care. It's only about
the' money. Why don't our county-elect officers do something
about it? Start fining the park owners. I bet that would get them to
do something. Yes, I live in a trailer -ark and I keep my yard clean.
They can't blame it on the kids. This is grown-up work with the "
bottles and the trash and everything else that is all over the yard.'
All they have to do is ride out there. It's a disgrace what,is going on
in some of these trailer parks.
Where's the justice for all?
My name is (deleted) and I am.calling on my behalf because I
was incarcerated by Hendry County Sheriff's department on sex-
ual battery charges. And I told them it was all false statements and
they locked me up on Feb. 3, 2005. When I got out, my apartment
was broken into and I called Hendry County Sheriff's department
and informed them about it and nothing has happened. They
keep telling me they are looking into it and what I can see is a lot
of negligence because I haven't gotten all my stuff back.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. This caller gave a long list of
all the stolen property and we can sum it up by saying they.
allegedly stole everything but the kitchen sink. This caller also
gave his pame and number, which is never printed in Speak Out.
If anyone wishes to make a personal statement, we encourage
you to write a letter to the editor where your name being used is a
requirement of publication.


Community Profile: Jeff Barwick


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Q: What is your name?
A: Jeff Barwick
Q: Where were you bom?
A: I was born in Cairo, Geor-
gia, and raised in Pahokee.
Q:Whatdoyoudo?
A: I am the Executive Director
for both the Clewiston Chamber
of Commerce and Hendry County
Tourism.
Q: Why do you do what you
do?
A: Well, I was retired and the,
Chamber needed an .Executive
Director about a little over six
years ago some friends of mine
here kept bothering me, and
pounding me, till they finally
talked me in to taking the job, and
I always believed the Chamber is
something very important for the,
community, and I am very happy
of doing this for over six years
now.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: Am an old man with gray
hair, and a person who likes peo-
ple, and a person who believes in
doing the right thing. I believe in
the community, I think communi-
ties are very important, and I just
want to help make Clewiston a
better place to live.
Q: What scares you?
A: Nothing
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: My very favorite song, I
would have to say it would be
"Hotel California" by the Eagles.


Staff Photo/Ideybis Gonzalez
Jeff Barwick Executive
Director of Clewiston Cham-
ber of Commerce and Execu-
tive Director of Hendry
County Tourism.

Q:Whatirksyou?
A: Slow drivers on the left lane.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dear to you?
A: I would have to say, my
childhood days growing up in
Pahokee.


Letter to the Editor


Thank you
I would like to extend a big
"Thank you" to everyone who
.helped make our "We're all turn-
ing 50 Sugar Festival party a suc-
cess. Special thanks to Carl for the


"Geriatrics Tent" and accessories.
Scott, Rusty and Gary for the fabu-
lous cooking and Ricky' for his
boundless enthusiasm and the
roses.
Thanks, Gianna Faye.


Delivering the best bread in town


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
My wife asked me to take her
out someplace expensive for our
anniversary, so I took her to a gas
station. Swing and a miss! There
are many times in life that we come
up to bat, but completely miss the
ball. There are many times we miss
the f or the trees. Along those
lines, let me share with you a story
that I heard years ago.
Placing myself in that story,
imagine a man coming to me and
asking me for bread. I tell him that
he is very wise, that bread was
what he needed and that he had
come to the right bakery. I pulled
out my cookbook and began to
share with him about bread.-
I spoke of flour and wheat and
the need of the right leavening and
the right baking temperature to get
the best loaf. I even impressed
myself with all of my knowledge.


When I looked up, I was surprised
to see that he wasn't smiling. "I just
want bread," he said.
I applauded what he said. "Fol-
low me," I said, "and I will show
you our bakery." I showed him
around the bakery, taking special
note of pointing out where the
dough was prepared and where
the ovens were that baked the
good bread we had.
"No one has such facilities as
we do. We have bread for every
need. And here is the best part -
the inspiration room." I knew he
was moved as he stepped in and
saw our Gethsemane and Shep-
herd stained glass windows. He
didn't say a word. I told him that I
understood. It overwhelmed me as
well. I took him up to the pulpit and
struck my favorite pose. "People
come from miles around to hear
me speak. Once a week my work-
ers gather, and I read to them the


recipe from the cookbook of life."
By now the man had taken a
seat on the front row. I knew what
he wanted. "Would you like to hear
me?" No, he just wanted some
bread.
I told him that he was indeed a
wise man. I took him to the door
and told him that up and down this
street and all over town that he
would find many bakeries, but
none of them would have the flavor
of bread like the bread we had
here. One adds a little extra salt and
another heats the oven a little too
hot, while another has the oven a
little too cold. Our recipe is the best
there is.
The man turned and began to
walk away. "Don't you want
bread?" I asked.
He stopped, looked back, and
told.me that he guessed he lost his
appetite. I shook my head and said
it was a shame that people just


aren't hungry for bread any more.
What good is bread if it is only
talked about? What good is bread if
it is never shared, never eaten? Peo-
ple can't be fed just by coming to
church and looking at a beautiful
unbroken loaf. It must be broken
and it must be shared.
And, as hard as it may be for
some to realize, our bakery isn't the
only one. No country can claim to
be the exclusive source of bread. It
may be in the form of a tortilla in
Mexico or a bagel in New York, but
bread is available everywhere. So is
Christ. He is not bound by bound-
aries. No country claims Him. No
region owns Him. No nation
monopolizes Him. He is universally
available and we are called to be
the distributors.
Jesus said He is the bread that
gives life (John 6:35). We can't
force people to eat the bread but
w\e can make sure they gel it.


More of the same or something different?

The Reverend Samuel S. of it. I have seen attendance drop into the roads and lanes. None of attending because that is where
Thomas, Ph.D. off at social organizations and com- the invited made it but the banquet. they know theN belong.
S t Main's Chu r, Clewisn munity activities people don't went on anyway. It. is a story of I shared with an older minister
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston seem to be "coming out" like they those who had valid reasons not to who told me his grandmother had
I saw a statistic that reported once did. attend and in fact all of the reasons awakened him one Sunday mom-
Americans to work more hours per Some organizations are continu- given. were valid ones in Biblical ing when he was very young and
.., A 0 .. ,_-- .1 _0- .,i ___....... hi- ^..s. .f- times. told him itwas time to ao to Chlurch


week than any other people in me
world. We are currently looking at
our Social Security system and one
of the commentators reported that
many people are now working
beyond the requirement age of 65
years performing to keep on the
job for sometime after others have
stopped.
To me, that is a part of our
nature, but it also comes with a
price. Several persons have told me
about their organizations and how
difficult it is to get volunteers or
new members. I have suggested
that this is due to our working long
hours as a people, a nation, a com-
munity.
Coupled with other obligations
of family and "chores" people,
today seem very, very busy when
"down time" comes it is precious
and somebody had better have a
very good reason to demand some


Sugar

Continued From Page 1
John Boy Auditorium at 6:30
p.m. Nine young ladies will be
vying for the different crowns
and there is one male entry who
will still have to compete for a
crown that is virtually his for the
taking.
Crystal DeLisa Cirino-Lan, 16,
is the daughter of Lisa Cirino-
Lan, and is being sponsored by
Mason Family Daycare Home.
She is a junior at Clewiston High
School and hopes to be a cosme-
tologist while opening up her
own hair salon some day. She
was first runner-up in the 2001
Cougar Homecoming and enjoys
playing softball, doing hair, and
talking on the phone.
Vontoria Jones, 18, is the
daughter of Leopold and Betty
Patterson and is being sponsored
by Lenoria Wiggins. She is a sen-
ior at Clewiston High School and
hopes to become a physical ther-
apist. Her accolades include a
second place trophy for Web site
design and she is a member of
FBLA and Phi Beta Lambda.
April Minikwu, 17, is the
daughter of Victor Minikwu and
Duke and Grace Ewan and is
being sponsored by Paige Law
Firm. She is a sophomore at
Clewiston High School and plans,
on joining the Marines. She
enjoys cheering and dancing and
was named Most Valuable Cheer-


ally la ig iI new meImbers, butreg-
ular attendance is about the same;
the organizations are not growing
because people are dropping out as
quickly as others come in. This is an
old, old problem. I thought about it
as I remember the Parable. of the
Great Banquet (Lukel4:15-23). It is,
about a man preparing a great ban-
quet and who invited many guests.
They each had reasons why they
couldn't attend; one bought a field
that he needed to inspect, one
bought five yoke of oxen and was
on his way to try them out, and
another got married with all of the
attending reasons why he had other
priorities at that moment.
The servant who brought the
reasons for all of the absences was
advised to go out into the streets
and search for whoever would
come the poor, the crippled, the.
blind and the lame, and afterward


leader and won the Ms. Kissim-
mee Valley Baptist crown.
Erica Vassell, 16, is the daugh-
ter of Gloria Jean and Eric Vassell
and is being sponsored by
Clewiston Middle Cafeteria and
Southern Gardens. She is a soph-
omore at Clewiston High School
and enjoys eating, sleeping, and
enjoying life. She hopes to be a
crime scene investigator or will
venture into modeling and acting
someday.
Daquatia Hughes, 12, is the
daughter of Sandra Robbins and
Dwayne Hughes and is being
sponsored by Sandra Robbins.
She is vying for the Junior Miss
Sugar crown and is a sixth grader
at Clewiston Middle School. She
enjoys baseball, cheering, and
reading and is on 'the A/B Honor
Roll and a Super Reader E. Her
future plans include becoming a
lawyer and/or a cosmetologist.
Altavia Thomas, 16, is the
daughter of Arthur Thomas,
Samarian Brown, and Margaret
Bowie and is being sponsored by
Sonny's Real Pit BBQ and her
'aunts. She is a sophomore at
Clewiston High School and
,enjoys singing, talking on the
phone, shopping, attending
church, and spending time with
her family. She hopes to become
a lawyer someday.
Darrannika Sanders, 5, is
competing in the Little Miss
Brown Sugar pageant and is the
daughter of Tori Williams and
Darrell Sanders while being


The story has a message about
our priorities. I hear such stories
and wonder if people regard the
Church as another organization
and just another., demand on their
time or is it a celebration of God's
faithful gathered and a sharing in
Christian community as we are,
called to do?
Is Church just another "club" or
is it a part of the Body of Christ here
on earth that we share it because it
is different from all of the other
organizations? Is it seen as another
demand on precious time? There
are those people who are "busy"
but make time for Church. They are
the one who see worship as return-
ing to God what they have been
given and responding to His call.
There are those who see the dis-
tinction between going out of duty
or a felt sense of obligation and


sponsored by Mount Calvary
Baptist Church. She is currently
in Harlem Daycare Center and
enjoys playing, riding her bike,
and singing. She hopes to be a
doctor or nurse someday. .
Audrinna Edwards, 14, is the
daughter of Surina Woodson and
is being sponsored. by Surina
Woodson in the Junior Miss
Brown Sugar division. She is an
eighth grader at Clewiston Mid-
dle School and enjoys dancing
and writing. She is a member of
the A/B Honor Roll and hopes to
graduate from college and to
become a business executive.
Tequrra V Holligan, 15, is the
daughter of Matherine Williams
and Michael and.Angela Holligan
while being sponsored by Paige'
Law Firm. She is a sophomore at
Clewiston High School and
enjoys shopping, hair design,
and studying English. She hopes
to become a pathologist and
plans on joining the Marines.
Anthony Perkins, Jr., 16, a Mr.
Brown Sugar contestant, is the
son of Senaca Allen and Anthony
Perkins while being sponsored
by Blondell Allen and Detric Pass.
He is a sophomore at Clewiston
High School and enjoys cooking,'
acting, and: spending time in
school activities. He hopes to,
become a massage therapist or
psychiatrist someday.
A special pageant will follow


He said, "I'll make it up and next
Sunday." She told him in return,
"You can never make it up!" And he
got up and went. Jesus told about a
banquet when he encouraged peo-
ple to get their priorities straight.
I think banquets are some of
those things we don't make up.
We're there or the food is gone and
spoiled. We're there and we share
in that one-time-only atmosphere
or we're going to miss it because it
can't be duplicated.
I believe that we are all called to
respect persons and their right to
have time to themselves.
I also believe that Church is not
just another demand on our time,
it's special and is our sign of our
relationship with our maker,
redeemer and sustainer. I hope we
make the distinction the reward
is greater when we do.


Tuesday, May 3, at the Harlem
Civic Center where contestants
aged 60 and over will compete in
this year's Golden Age Pageant. A
tentative schedule has the pag-
eant starting at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Maw\ 6, will 'be the
Brown Sugar Talent Show at the
Clewiston Middle School Gym at
6 p.m..Saturday, May 7, is when
the party kicks 'into high gear
with the Brown Sugar Parade
through the Harlem community.
The parade begins at 10a.m.
Ongoing throughout the
weekend is the basketball tour-
nament being held at the Harlem
gym and the festival festivities get
started that Saturday at 11 a.m.
throughout .the Harlem Commu-
nity Pavillion where dozens of
vendor booths will serve up food
and crafts.
The Brown Sugar Teen Dance
will be that Saturday and begins
at 9 p.m. at the Harlem gym and
will run to 12:30 a.m. The Brown
Sugar Adult Dance is being held
at John Boy Auditorium from 10
p.m. until 2 a.m.
Ms. Young said that volunteers
to help with the basketball and
other details ensuring a success-
ful Brown Sugar Festival are still
desperately needed. Please vol-
unteer the amount of time you
can spare to help the community
pull off one of the biggest parties
of the year.


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tion, but here goes.
Last week I was up late after an
all night cram session for a college
test and couldn't fall asleep. So, I
was up watching TV and I came
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ever wanted to know about Cow
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Clewiston Police waging war on city drugs


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment continues its efforts to curb
drug activity within the city.
The department's Narcotics
Unit conducted two more search
warrants on Clewiston residences
last Friday April 22.
The first warrant was served at
550 South Lopez Apt. #2. The res-
idence belongs to Willie Harper,


Jr. A search of the residence
turned up illegal narcotics and
one weapon. Three arrests were
made in connection with the raid.
A second search warrant was
served at 828 Concordia Avenue
Apt. #2. The residence belongs
to Israel Mathis. This was the sec-
ond search warrant at this
address in a two-month period.


This warrant also resulted in the
arrest of three individuals for pos-
session of cocaine.
. Arrested in the two search
warrants were:
Rebecca Anne Bythrow, 50,
828 E. Concordia Ave.
Israel Raymond Mathis, 44,
828 E. Concordia Ave.
Bradley Noah Warren, 21, 304


N. Francisco St.
Willie Frank Harper, 26, 342 E.
Trinidad Ave.
Gerald Jerome Purdue, 19, 712
S. Commercio Street
Ryan Lashon Epting, 23, 550 S.
Lopez Street
Narcotics officers will continue
the push against illegal drug traf-
ficking in Clewiston.


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Department arrest report


Editor's note: The following is
a list of arrests only and does not
imply that anyone is guilty or has
been convicted of a crime.
April 14: Ruben Gonzalez;
warrant
April 14: LaVaughn L. Dozier;
drug offense
April 15: Willie Dukes; traffic
offense
April 15: April Hester; battery
April 16: Brady Warren; war-
rant
April 17: Amanda Bradford;
warrant/providing false informa-
tion LEO
April 17: Heriberto Morales;
trespass
April 18: Elias Aguillar
Sanchez; reckless driving


April 18: James Weimann;
warrant
April 20: Ariel Nieto Sanchez;
drug offense
April 20: Juvenile; drug offense
April 20: Regina K. Autrey;
drug offense/warrant
April 20: Danny H. Stanley;
warrant x 2
April 20: Terry L. Bradford; traf-
fic offense
April 21: Khandra Carter;
felony criminal mischief
April 21: Lisa Nicole White;
warrant
April 21: Evers Lopez; traffic
offense
April 21: Rafael B. Hernandez;
traffic offense


Police


On April 14, the Clewiston
Police Department's Narcotic Unit
conducted a search warrant at 205
W. Aztec, within the city limits of
Clewiston'on the night of April 13.
Once entry was obtained, offi-
cers made contact with three
adults: Black female Corissa
Everette, DOB Feb. 12, 1982; black
male Lewis L. Dozier, DOB July 15,
1974; and black male Sean Allen
Williams, DOB July 10, 1974; along
with two juvenile females.
During a search of the resi-
dence, a paper bag containing
Dozier's picture identification card,
20 individually wrapped pieces of
crack cocaine, along with over
$300 in U.S. currency was found
within Dozier's bedroom. A further
search of the residence resulted in
individually packaged marijuana,


also packaged for sale, packing
material, and drug paraphernalia.
Lewis Dozier was arrested and
transported to the Clewiston Police
Department where' he was
charged with possession of crack
cocaine with the intent to sell or
distribute, possession of marijuana
with the intent to sell or distribute,
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia, all within 1,000 feet of a
church.
Numerous fishing poles were
also recovered from within the resi-
dence that was later determined to
be stolen from within the sur-
rounding area of Clewiston. Crimi-
nal investigators are attempting to
contact all victims that have report-
ed theft of fishing poles to positive-
ly identify those unclaimed poles.


Courtesy photo
Sheriff flonnieLee and Mr Ral r


Ra lph E e rs Glenn J. Sneider, Esq.
Ralph Elver receives Shelly McKay, Esq. -Ronald B. Smith, Esq.
di i Famsily Law Criminal Law\ Divorces
di stid 11 Child Support* Paternity Adoption
ist..ZO l 0' Criminal Defense Probate BankrupDties


service award


Sheriff Ronnie Lee presents
Mr. Ralph Elver with his "Distin-
guished Service Award" recog-
nizing Mr. Elver's 25 yeas of con-
tributions to the Florida Sheriff's
Youth Ranches Program.
Established in 1957, the Youth
Ranches have helped over
45,000 boys and girls.
Sheriff Lee stated, "The mis-
sion of the Youth Ranches is to
prevent juvenile delinquency


and develop lawful, productive
citizens through a broad range of
family-centered services. That
mission is being met thanks to
supporters like Mr. Elver," added
Sheriff Lee. '
For more information to the
Youth Ranches please contact
the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office or visit,the Youth Ranches
online at youthranches@world-
net.att.net.


Crimestoppers


Pahokee arrest report


.April 16. Raul Sanchez. ,23.
\1M, Domestic Battery, Battery on
a pregnant person -
April 18, Dan Woodson, .19,
BM, Poss. weapon school proper-
ty, Agg. Battery school personnel.
April 19, Timothy Curry, 33,
BM, Alcohol-Open container .


April 20, Juvenile, 17, BF, Agg.
Battery Dbmestic.' ". .,..
April 22,Derrick Williams, 19,
BM, Open carry of firm arm,
resisting arrest w/o violence.
April 23, Darrell Hickman, 35,
BM, Resisting \\ o iolenrce, poss.,
of marijuana.


Car Burglar nabbed


by sheriff
Sheriff Ronnie Lee credited
quick response by Deputy Fer rinn-
do Herrera and Sgt. Stawn Reed
for the capture of 21-year-old
Alexander Herring. After his cap-
ture, Herring, reportedly from
Manhattan, told HCSO Deputies
he walked from the Tale Proba-
tion Office \. here he had reported
for a photograph to the Hendry,
County Health Department park-,
ing lot where he gained entry into
a 1982 Mercedes Behz owned by
Charles Philectele and removed
the CD Player from the dash (the
CD pla. er \\as recovered).


deputies
A co-%worker noticed while he
wvas still in his I Philectete's i car, at
%which time Herring exited the car
and began running from the
scene with Mr. Philectete and
Keith Legg in-pursuit. Herring dis-
appeared from sight and the
HCSO was called with Deputny
Herrera and Sgt. Reed respond-
ing. The officers were able to
quickly locate and arrest him.

Herring was charged \ ith
criminal mischief and burglary of
a conveyance and booked into
the Hendry County Jail.


Crimestoppers
wanted fugitive
* Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking the pudbl-l's
assistance in locating wanted
fugitive Delma. Jessie, alias
Delma Lavon Jessie, alias Delma
Lavon McCaulsky, alias Delma
Jessie McCaulsky.
Jessie is a black female
weighing 180 pounds and is 5'6"
tall. 'She has black hair and
brown eyes and was born Jan. 6,
1979 and has a tattoo on her
right arm. Her last known
address is South West 16th
Street, in Belle Glade. Her last
known occupation was a labor-
er. .
Jessie is wanted on felon\
counts of Failure to Appear, con-
tempt of court. Count one and
two: FTA for fulfillment of sen-
tence; burglary with assault or'
battery on a person 65 years or
older; FTA for fulfillment of 30-
year doctrine sentence first
appearance.
Count three: FTA for fulfill-
ment of sentence; burglary of a
dwelling; FTA for fulfillment of
30-year sentence/doctrine/first
appearance.
Count four: PFTA for fulfill-
ment of sentence; burglary of a,


dwelling, violation of probation;
grand theft of a dwelling; FTA for
fulfillment of 30-year
sentence/doctrine/first appear-
ance.
Count five: FTA for fulfillment
of sentence; forgery (checksV,
FTA for fulfillment of y.- ar
sentence/doctrine/first appear-
ance.
If you have any information
on the whereabouts of Delma
Jessie, call (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You can remain anony-
mous and be eligible for a cash
reward..


Clewiston Police Department adopts L.E.A.D. Program


CLEWISTON Clewiston
Police Chief Don R. Gutshall
announced an unprecedented
collaboration between the
Cle%% iston Police Department, the
Hendry County School Board,
and parents of school children.
The pilot program is intended to
empower parents in the fight
against drug abuse,
Now in the privacy of their
own homes, parents can test their
own children for a wide variety of
commonly abused drugs such as
marijuana, cocaine, opiates,
methamphetamines"and alcohol.
Any parent of a school age child,
who can verbalize reasonable
suspicion or concern for their


own child, nma. qualify to receive
one of the free test kits. Indicators
such as behavior changes, exces-
site excitability, constant drowsi-
ness or sleeplessness, mood
swings and irrational behavior are
just a few of the common signals
of drug abuse.
The test kits will be stored at
the Clewiston Police Department
and will be dispersed on an indi-,
vidual basis contingent upon
need and availability. The parent
or guardian of any child who may
be at risk, can come to the Clewis-
ton Police Department, answer a
few brief questions and, if
deemed appropriate by the offi-
cer, leave with a test kit. Parents


may also be referred by school
staff members who may have a
developed relationship with the
child or family. The self-instruct-
ing test kit can be administered in
the home in complete privacy.
The easy to read kit checklist
includes telephone numbers for
counseling, treatment, or more
information.
Once the parent has tested'the
child, they may use any number
of resources available to them.
The police department will never
know the name of the child or the
results of the test, unless the par-
ent wishes to divulge such infor-
mation. Even the phone call to the
numbers listed in the information


packets allows the caller to
remain absolutely anonymous.
The program was paid for out
of forfeited property and cash
seized as a result of drug cases
here in Clewiston. The initial pro-
gram will provide the test kits free
of charge to the parents. Depend-
ing on the success and demand
for the program, future kits may
have to be subsidized by, a small
purchase price.
Chief Gutshall thanked Super-
intendent Tom Connor and Assis-
tant Superintendent Gordon
Swaggerty for their input and sup-
port of the program. The effort is
set to begin in early May.


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Courtesy photos/W.D. Motes
W.D. Motes in the late 1930s showing coonskins trapped near Belle Glade. The house in the
background was the house that floated during the 1928 hurricane in Belle Glade.I


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Twin brothers David and Jessie Motes today. Born on May 28, 1922, they were the first set
of twins ever recorded being born in Belle Glade.


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These vehicles traveled Peavine Trail in the 1930s as the Motes brothers traveled with their
family between Florida and Alabama.


Courtesy photo/W.D. Motes
"This was our hunting buggy we used in the 1930s, to go hunting and trapping around Belle
Glade. It had double wheels so it would go in the swamp," explained Jesse Motes.


Motes has seen Belle Glade change


By MaryAnn Morris
BELLE GLADE Jesse Motes
and his twin brother David, are the
first recorded set of twins born in
Belle Glade. On May 28, 1922, the
twin boys were born in a house
that, back then, stood at South
Main Street and Avenue F..
Jesse still lives in Belle Glade
and Lake Placid, spending his time
between these two cities. His twin
brother divides his time between
Lake Placid and North Carolina.
Their cousin, Ed Motes, is part of.
this story too. He still lives in Belle
Glade and has been kind enough to
share his photographs.
Jesse recalls the old days:
"My parents were raised in
Alabama. My uncle, Lee Motes was
in the First World War. After it was
over, he came down to Belle Glade
in 1918. Then I guess he went back
to Alabama after awhile and told
his family about it. My uncle, W D.
Motes came down in 1919. Then
my parents and older brother Louis
came down in 1921. My twin broth-
er and I were born in Belle Glade in
1922.
"When my dad first came, there
weren't any roads. He came by
barge up the canal from Fort Laud-
erdale and landed at Kreamer and
Torry Islands in the south part of
the lake.
"All travel was by boat at first.
There weren't any roads at all at
that time, only local muck roads in
town. There were rough bridges
for horses and wagons and farm
equipment. You'd have to take your
car by barge across water. You
would drive your car up on to the
barge and there were mules
hitched to ropes on either bank
with a pulley. They'd pull your car
over on the barge, then they'd pull
the barge back.
"I think Pahokee developed
sooner than Belle Glade. There was
a, politician called B. Elliot and I
think he had something to do with
that.
"My father earned a living trap-


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ping and farming in Florida. Back
then, nothing was drained and the
only farming was close into town,
you see, not way out like now.
. That's why trapping was so good.
The sawgrass was full of game.
There was a good market for rac-
coon pelts. When the price was
good we could get $3 to $4 apiece
for them. We used to get bobcats
too. There were a lot of them back
then.
"When you were out in the
Glades on foot trapping, in the dry
weather, you had to watch for the
big cracks. The black dirt would dry
up and shrink and make cracks big
enough that you could go almost
up. to your knee inside the crack if
you weren't careful.
"I remember we went back and
forth from Florida to Alabama a lot.
It meant going to school here and
there as we could. 'Course, there
-weren't any report cards early on,.
so we'd come to a new school and
they'd ask, 'What grade are you
boys in?' And we'd say, (some-
times we hadn't gore quite the
whole year before) but we'd say a
grade and they'd say 'Okay, we'll
try you there,' and neither of us got
put back, so I guess it was all right.
Pahokee had the only high school.
"When we drove back and
forth between Alabama and Flori-
da, it was in a Model T touring car. It
was open, not closed in. When it
broke down, which it did, my dad
would just pull off at a shady spot
and fix it. He could always get parts
at a junkyard for it. We'd spend


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nights on the road at tourist camps.
They didn't have motels. I remem-
ber they cost about $2 a night for
the family and my dad would
always bargain with the man for a
better price.
"We weren't here in 1928 when
the hurricane came. We had gone
back to Alabama. My uncle W. D.
Motes was here in Belle Glade,
though. They'd just built a big new
house. It sat up high on wood pil-
ings and when the water came up,
they piled up the furniture and
went up into the attic. The house
was lifted up off its pilings by the
water and it floated! The water
came up about five feet inside and
they were in the attic so they were
safe. They had two families in there
and as they saw people float by,
they'd grab hold of them and pull
them in too. My cousin remembers
all this. He would have been about
four years old at the time.
"During the depression, it was
real hard. My dad would farm in
Alabama part of the year. We had
family inWinfield and Guin in the
northwest part of the state. Then
we'd come back to Belle Glade. I
remember we drove down Peavine
Trail coming down from Orlando..
"When we were in Florida, we
kids played under the custard apple
tree under the Moonvines. That
way you were out of the sun. We
had a good time. There wasn't any
drainage, so we could just dig
down in the soil about six inches
and have water to play with. It
would fill right up.
"Back then there was a steel
bridge at six mile bend, where the
Palm Beach Canal branches south-
east down to Brown's Farm. The
bridge attendant, when boats
would come they'd blow their
horn -well, he'd let us help. We'd
put up the chains across the road to
stop traffic, then we'd have two


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kids on each end and we'd turn the
winch for the bridge tender. Then
he'd give each of. us a bottle of
Coke as a reward. We were only
four or five years old. That was a big
treat!
"At Okeelanta there was a gen-
eral' store where the mail would
come by boat from Fort Laud-
erdale. There was a good bit of traf-
fic between the hauling and the
dredge boats. There was-a real old
schoolhouse behind the store. One
season our dad took us out to see
the ruins of it. I don't know if it had
burned down or if one of the hurri-
canes had got it.
"We moved up to South Bay
one time, near where the city hall
was. My dad set up our tent across
the road from the school. Then I
remember, there was a hotel near
the Atlantic Sugar Mill half way
between six mile and 20-mile bend
on the south side. It was called the
Gladeview Hotel. We lived in that
hotel for a short while.
"During the 1930s we had a
hunting buggy. Our hunting buggy
was an old truck fitted with double
tires for the swamp and when it got
really wet we'd put chains around
the wheels. You'd still get stuck
though, and.there was no one any-
.where to help you out. So you'd
carry two long poles with you and
two long thick ropes. When you
got stuck, you'd go behind the
buggy and set the poles down in
the mud and.tie the ropes 'to the
axle, in between the two back tires,
then run the ropes to the poles you
had stuck in the ground. When you
put the buggy in reverse, it would
wrap the rope around the axle and
pull the buggy back out of the deep
mud.
"Then I grew up and raised a
family here. I built one house and
later built my present house. Belle
Glade is and was a great town!"


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Big Lake Radio Club participates at Sugarfest
The Reverend Sam Thomas, "" 1 *.2 "m -A1 I tion Officer, and others including
W3ALE, PIO Rev. Tom Street, N5KFR of Moore
e amateur radio community Haven, Johnny Blakeney
The amateur radio community WB4MED and Carl "Doug" Card
from around Lake Okeechobee 'in, KG4NNN who both are from
helped make the Clewiston Sug- i. bf Belle Glade.
arrest a worldwide event by hav- Belle Glade.
ing a radio station on the air with Also visiting was Morriss Holli-
worldwide capabilities. day, KB4NJW from Moore Haven
Amateur radio operations :and members of the public who
from Clewiston, Belle Glade, .stopped by the station to see it in
Moore Haven and Canal Point -operation and learn how the local
shared in the setting up and oper- radio operators made the Sugar-
ating the short-wave radio station fest a national and worldwide
across from Woodworks Park and event. Operations were in both
welcomed visitors to the Sugar- the voice (single sideband) and
fest to see the operation. All took code (CW) modes; with Carl and
part in sharing to get the message L., .- 4 Doug operating by code and Sam,
of the Sugarfest to the world. Courtesy Photo Jim and Eric operating by voice. A
The station was set up by using Left to right are Jim Sparks, Johnny Blakeney, Sam Thomas, number of fincrequenies wer e and the
a wire antenna strung among the and Doug Cardin chance to reach more distance
trees at Saint Martin's Church and chance to reach more distance
operated on battery power the April 16, the station was on the air. club, and the amateur communi- stations.
kind of operations that radio ama- Contacts were made around the ty were Eric Rhinehart, W4KPG- The club meets the last Mon-
teurs use during disasters and country and the operators let peo-President ofthe Club, Jim Sparks day of each month at Saint Mar-
emergencies. Including the shel- pie know of our annual Sugarfest. President of te lub, Jim Sparkstin's Church in Clewiston. Call for
ter, set-up time was a little over an AA4BN-Director, The Rev. Sam information all are welcome to
hour and by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Participating from the radio Thomas, W3ALE-Public Informa- attend.


Next chamber social


planned at library


CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Public Library Advisory Board,
Friends of the Clewiston Public
Library, and the library staff are
pleased to sponsor the next
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce Social Tuesday,. May 10,
from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The library provides many
activities, services, and programs
to the Clewiston community,
which includes, but is not limited
to, volunteer income tax assis-
tance, interlibrary loan, access to
bestsellers and other new books,
computer ,use, summer reading
program, and reference assis-
tance.
One of their newer services is
access to the Florida Electronic
Library, which may be accessed
not only at the library, but also
from home if you have a valid
Clewiston Public Library card.
This upcoming: chamber
social is open to all members of
the community, not just chamber
members. Throughout the social,


there will be drawings with many
prizes and goody bags for every-
one. This is also a great opportu-
nity for the community to learn
more about the library itself and it
will be asked that you complete
and return the library survey,
which will be handed out at this
gathering.
In a study commissioned by
the Department of State, Division
of Library Information Services, it
.was found that Florida's public
libraries return $6.54 for every $1
invested.
Florida's public libraries pro-
vide direct benefits of $6 billion
per year to Florida's communities
and population. These, economic
benefits support organizations
and individuals in their pursuit of
knowledge and information for
work, education, personal needs
and recreation.
Come see what your local
libraries have to offer you may
be surprised!


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Jackson Hewitt gives back to the Hispanic community


The franchise owners of Jack-
son Hewitt Tax Service for South-
west Florida have joined together.
tb offer free filing to'ITIN applica-
tions with the IRS. These W-7
applications are necessary for
people who cannot receive a
social security number yet have a
need to file an income tax return
in order to get a refund of with-
holding from their paychecks dur-
ing the year. Once they receive
this IRS issued number they may
file and receive income tax


refunds.
This free service will be at the
Cinco festival being held at the
Naples-Fort Myers Dog Track inf
Bonita Springs Sunday, May 1
from noon to 6 p.m. Teams of
bilingual tax preparers will be on
hand to complete and process the
paperwork at the event.
Documentation, such as a
valid passport or two other docu-
ments like a visa, driver's license,
birth certificate, foreign voter's
registration card with at least one


having a picture and in the case of
children, medical and school
records, proving who the person
is must be presented as original
documents. However, David J.'
Bradach, CPA and one of the fran-
chisee's for Jackson Hewitt is an.
IRS Acceptance Agent, the only
one in Southwest Florida, so he,
will be on hand to verify and certi-
fy that he saw the documents and
make copies for the IRS.
"This way someone does riot
have to submit these valuable and


one of a kind papers to the IRS
and risk losing them in the mail"
said Bradach. "The preparation of
the W-7 form for the IRS always
has a fee associated with it but the
Hispanic community has been
very good to our Jackson Hewitt
tax offices so we are very happy
to give back to those that need
this help by offering this service
free."


Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4185


.NOTICE
The-Glades County School Board
Will Hold A Public Hearing
On May 12, 2005
At 11:00 a.m.
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida


The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4185 is proud to announce
the institute of the Ladies Auxil-
iary to VFW Post 4185 in Clewis-
ton.
On April 2, a special meeting
was held for the purpose of initi-
ating the new members, electing
and installing offers for the com-
ing year. Pat Buote, Past Dept.
President/Dept. Chief of Staff
presided. Also present were
Linda Burnett, Past Dept. Presi-
dent/National Council Member
Area "J", Laurel Raulerson, Dis-
trict 13 Auxiliary President and
Elsie Hoyt, District 13 Deputy
Chief of Staff/District 13 Secre-
tary. Other quests included Pete
Nicholson, District 13 Comman-
der, Al Zeigler, District 13 Vice
Commander, Roger Haas, Dis-
trict 13 Jr.-Vice Commander, as
well as Labelle and Post 4185
Officers.


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* Linda Meier was installed as
Auxiliary President,- Susan
McCraine, Sr. Vice President,
Brandi McConiel, Jr. Vice Presi-
dent, Pat (Smith) Cochran,
Chaplain, Barbara Connell, Con-
ductress and Ida. Mae Nath and
Nellie Styranka as Trustees.
Laurel Raulerson, on behalf
of the District presented an
American and POW flag to Capt.
Christine Peterson for the Crimi-
nal Justice students' Honor
Guard. Another American and
POW flag was presented to
Brandi McConiel for the Daisy
Scouts.
At the request of VFW Post
4185 Officers, for this very spe-
cial occasion, Pete and Laurel
presented a beautiful mirror,
hand 'etched by Dick Nath, to
Linda Meier for the Ladies Auxil-
iary to be displayed next to the
Post mirror.


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Brandi McConiel and her
Daisy Scouts created adorable
centerpieces for the tables. The
Scouts were very creative in
designing the pieces with paper
daisies, Buddy Poppies and
American Flags.
After the meeting, refresh-
ments and a beautiful, patriotic
cake, made by Ida Mae Nath
were enjoyed by all in atten-
dance.
The Ladies Auxiliary, working
with Post members, is commit-
ted to serving and honoring the
veterans, promoting patriotism,
encouraging elementary and
high school students to partici-
pate in the Voice of Democracy,
Patriot's Pen and Patriotic Arts
Contest. Together, they will also
serve the community and raise
funds for .Cancer, Aids and
Research. It takes a lot of hard
work to accomplish the goals of


MONENT4 COuntry


the' VFW organization and to
keep the Clewiston Post 4185
above, the ordinary, but as a
team they can do much.

Thank you to Charles Pearcy,
Don McCraine, Jim Meier, Gene
Miller, Dick Nath and David
Pollen for all the hard work. They
all did a wonderful job and the
room was beautiful.

The VFW Post and Ladies
Auxiliary members invite all eli-
gible persons to join our Nation-
al Organization for the purpose
of serving the needs of the veter-
ans, their families and the youth
and community. If you are inter-
ested 'and would like informa-
tion about eligibility or have any
questions, please call the post at
983-9748 and ask to speak to an
officer.


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To Consider Proposed Changes
To The Moore Haven Jr. Sr. High
School Student Handbook


Copies of the Proposed Changes
Are Available By Contacting:
Jean Prowant, Principal
Moore Haven Jr.-Sr. High School
701 Terrier Pride Drive, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
(863)946-0811


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


New HRMC officers
Hendry Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Craig Cud-
worth, HRMC, installed the officers of the Auxiliary for
2005-2006. They are from left to right, Nita Choban,
recording secretary, Jennette Nicholson, corresponding
secretary, Patricia Mason, president, Mr. Cudworth, She-
lia Whitt vice president 2, Shirley Causseau, treasurer.
Not Shown: Katy Hickman, vice president 1.


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Importance of Osteoporosis screenings


Osteoporosis is a disease of the
bones that is caused by a decrease
in the strength of the bones. This
results in bones that are weak and
more easily broken.
Normally, bones begin to loose
strength after the age of 35 as part
of the aging process. When this
normal bone loss speeds up, the
result is osteoporosis. This makes
people with osteoporosis more
prone to have fractures of the ver-
tebrae (spine), hip or the forearm
near the wrist.
There are a number of factors
that increase the risk of develop-
ing osteoporosis. Some of these
factors are: Female sex; white
race; low body weight (127
pounds or less); advanced age;
lifelong insufficient calcium
intake; frailty/poor health; demen-
tia; repeated falls.
There are steps that can be


taken to prevent the development
of osteoporosis. First, people can
increase their intake of calcium.
Dietary sources of calcium
include milk and dairy products,
green vegetables and canned fish
such as sardines and salmon. Cal-
cium supplements can also be
used to increase the calcium
intake. Second, regular exercise
can help prevent osteoporosis.
The exercise needs to be weight
bearing (such as walking or run-
ning) and should be at least 30
minutes three times a week.
Third, use of alcohol and tobacco
should stop. Both tobacco and
alcohol increase the amount of
bone loss and increase the risk of
osteoporosis. Avoiding smoking
and drinking helps prevent the
development of osteoporosis.


Several medications are avail-
able to treat and prevent osteo-


porosis. One class of medications
is called biiphosphonates. This
class includes medications with
the brand names of Fosamax and
Actonel. These medications slow
the normal loss of bone. Another
class of medications is the selec-
tive estrogen receptor modulators
or SERMs. Evista is the name of a
medication in this class. These
medications provide the bone-
strengthening benefit of female
hormones without the side effects
on the heart and blood vessels.
To make the diagnosis of
osteoporosis, doctors order a
bone mineral density test. This
test tells the strength of the bone
and also helps the doctor decide if
medication is needed to strength-
en the bones or prevent further
osteoporosis. Here is a list of peo-
ple that should have this test per-
formed to determine if they have


osteoporosis: All women o' er the
age of 65; all postmenopausal
women, less than 65 years old
who have one of the risk factors
listed above; patients on steroids
for long periods of time; people
who have decreased bone density
when a regular X-ray is done.
Glades General Hospital has a
state-of-the-art machine used to
diagnose osteoporosis. This
machine is called a DEXA (dual-
emission x-ray absorptiometer)
scanner.
If you are in one of the risk cat-
egories for osteoporosis and your
doctor has ordered a bone density
scan, call the hospital at 996-6571,
ext. 460 to schedule an appoint-
ment. During the month of March,
Glades General is offering Bone
Density Scans for the discounted
rate of $100. Please call today to
schedule your scan.


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WEST PALM BEACH At the
April 15 meeting, the Health Care
District Board appointed Belle
Glade's Ashley Tripp to the Com-
munity-At-Large position on the
Western County Health Advisory
Committee. Mrs. Tripp's appoint-
ment becomes effective immedi-
ately arid will last for two years.
As a member of the Commit-
tee, Mrs. Tripp will work with the
committee to advise the District
Board on the establishment of
funding priorities, funding mech-
anisms, recommendations for
funding, and oversight of funding
programs for health care related
capital projects awarded to local
organizations serving the Glades
community. Other members of
the committee include: Health
Care District Board Vice-Chair
David Goodlett, Henry Crawford
(City of Pahokee), Mary Kendall
(City of Belle Glade), Esther Berry
(City of South Bay), Olga Hayes
(Member at large), and Reverend
John Mericantante (Member at
large).
Mrs. Tripp is a lifetime resident
of Belle Glade. She and her hus-
band, Jimmy, own Tripp Electric
Motors, /Inc. in Belle Glade. Mrs.
Tripp is on the boards of the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce

PBCC to open
BELLE GLADE Health care
workers on the coast think the
nursing shortage is bad there, but
it's much worse in the county's
rural communities. That's why
Palm Beach Community College
is establishing a registered nurs-
ing program at its location in Belle
Glade.
"We have a 25-percent vacan-
cy rate for nurses," said Mary
Weeks, chief nursing officer for
Glades General Hospital in Belle
Glade. "We've offered incentives
like sign-on bonuses and recruit-
ed nurses from as far away as the
Philippines, but the nurses often
don't stay. We're trying to keep an
experienced base, but there are
too many temptations out there.
It's hard to retain nurses other
than those who grow up in the
community."
Hendry Medical Center in
Clewiston has provided nursing
scholarships for residents for the


and the Lawrence E. Wills Muse-
um. Mrs. Tripp is a strong support-
er of Glades General Hospital
where she gave birth to her only
child, Morgan, in 2000. She
believes her position on the West-
ern County Health Advisory Com-
mittee will provide her the oppor-
tunity to contribute thoughts and
ideas to meet the health care
needs of local residents.
"I look forward to helping lead
the Health Care District in the
Glades in ensuring the best health
care and services in the Glades
area," says Mrs. Tripp.
Mrs. Tripp and the other West-
ern County Health Advisory Com-
mittee members will be busy for
the next few months as they over-
see the process to award grants
for local capital projects. Now in
its second cycle, the Health Care
District has set aside $200,000 in
funds to be awarded to local
organizations serving the Glades
community. Requests for propos-
als were issued April 1. All
responses must be received at the
District office at 1500B NW
Avenue L in Belle Glade by 5p.m.,
April 30. Final recommendations
will be brought to the Health Care
District Board for consideration.
Last year the Committee


awarded 14 grants totaling
approximately $180,000. Recipi-
ents included Pahokee Fire Res-
cue, Glades General Hospital,
Brumback Health Center, Ameri-
can Lung Association, Belle Glade.
Public Safety, Glades Health Initia-
tive, Boys and Girls Club, Healthy
Solutions Resource Center,
Alzheimer's Community Care,
and Glades Area Association for
Retarded Citizens.
Additional information and
proposal requirements can be
accessed at the Health Care Dis-
trict's Web site,
www.hcdpbc.org, or by contact-
ing Elizabeth Cayson at 996-0129.
The Health Care District must
receive all applications by 5:00
.p.m., local, time, April 30, at the
Western County Office.
About the Health Care District:
A core responsibility for the
. Health Care District is to advance
access to health coverage for low-
income residents of Palm Beach
County. This is accomplished
through a network of physicians,
hospitals, pharmacies, and ancil-
lary health care providers. The
Health Care District currently
operates an HMO licensed in the
state of Florida and administers
benefits under the Medicaid pro-


The Health Care District is also
responsible for the care of trauma
patients from the point of injury to
rehabilitation. The District funds a
pair of Level II trauma centers and
operates Trauma. Hawk for
aeromedical transports in cooper-
ation with 18 other emergency
response organizations. As a
leader in children's health, the
District operates over 160 school
health clinics and employs over
200 school nurses who help to
ensure that more than 170,000
students are healthy and ready to
learn. Additionally, the children's
health program includes 48
behavioral health professionals
who work in elementary schools
to address behavioral and emo-
tional issues for students. The Dis-
trict operates a 198-bed nursing
home for residents who require
long-term skilled-nursing care
that they cannot receive at other
nursing home facilities.

Glades General Hospital, a not-
for-profit subsidiary of the Health
Care District, provides acute care
hospital services for the residents
of western Palm Beach County.


registered nursing program in Belle Glade


past 15 years, said Sue Seeley,
chief nursing officer, but they're
still experiencing a shortage.
The Glades Initiative Partner-
ship Council, the county Health
Cade District, the Everglades Area
Health Education Centers from
Nova Southeastern University,
Glades General and Hendry hos-
pitals, and an "access committee"
of citizens from South Bay, Paho-
kee, Belle Glade and Clewiston
first met three years ago, each
pledging to do their part to estab-
lish the RN program at PBCC in
Belle Glade. The program is
scheduled to begin in January
2006.
The deadline for students to
apply to the new RN program in
Belle Glade is Oct. 1, said Joanne
Masella, registered nursing pro-
gram coordinator. "We're all
pulling together business peo-
ple, health care providers, politi-
cians and educators for our


rural areas to have their own
health care that ranks with that on
the coast. It: makes more sense
that people who are committed.
to the community will be'comrmit-
ted to its health care."
PBCC has converted the RN
program's prerequisite courses to
online classes to provide access to
rural students and upgraded the
laboratory from the practical
nursing (PN) program that began
in 2001 (and has graduated three
classes of practical nurses so far)
to a combination PN/RN lab. The
college has installed videoconfer--
encing equipment to make it pos-
sible for RN students to be con-
nected to the nursing lecture
classes at PBCC in Lake Worth-
This fall, the college will offer a
"boot camp" program in Belle
Glade to prepare students for the
rigors of the nursing program.
The Health Care District of
Palm Beach County, which


Hospital welcomes chief financial officer


BELLE GLADE Glades Gen-
eral Hospital welcomes Carlene
Williams as the new Chief Finan-
cial Officer.
Ms. Williams has 18 years
experience in health care. She
comes to Glades General from
Delray Medical Center, a Tenet
Healthcare facility, where she
served as Controller for three and
a half years.
Carlene Williams has earned a
Master's Degree as well as a Bach-


elor's Degree in accounting from
St. Thomas University in Miami.
She is a member of the Health
Care Financial Management Asso-
ciation.
' Carlene is married and is
actively raising two children., Mrs.
Williams states that she "is excit-
ed to be part of the team that is
taking Glades General Hospital to
new heights.under the leadership
of Dan Aranda, CEO and with the
help of the Health Care District."


C courtesy pituiu
Carlene Williams


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teams 6A (Mrs Kelly), 6B (Mrs.
Patrick), 7A (Mr Snyder) and 7B
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in January and completed them
at the end of March. To do this
project they had to use the steps
of the scientific method, which is
a very important FCAT item. They
also had to organize their findings
on a display board.
This project requires prepara-
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work. There were many
impressive projects at the Expo.
The science fair expo was
open to all students, parents and
family members, as well as the
community. The turn out was
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FWC wants to expand deer-dog


TALLAHASSEE In Tallahassee
last week, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) voted to move forward in
developing a process to expand
statewide, a registration program for
deer-dog hunting on private lands
for the 2005-06 hunting season.
Commissioners based the decision
on the overall success of a pilot pro-
gram in the Northwest Region dur-
ing the 2004-05 hunting season.
According to a report presented
to the seven-member commission
by Lt. Col. Mike Wiwi, deputy direc-


tor of the Division of Law Enforce-
ment, commissioners determined
that adopting rules to require deer-
dog registration statewide could
help maintain the traditional sport
by reducing conflicts between
hunters and landowners.
FWC staff reported the addition-
al time and costs associated with
the pilot program were manage-
able. Due to the program's effec-
tiveness in addressing conflicts
between landowners and deer-dog
hunters, and the positive feedback
received from everyone involved,


including law enforcement person-
nel, FWC staff recommended
statewide expansion with no signif-
icant rule changes.
The report stated that 70 individ-
ual properties representing 57
deer-dog hunt clubs participated in
the Northwest Region pilot pro-
gram. These properties ranged in
size from 40 to 31,000 acres and
were located in 14 of the 16 coun-
ties within the region. Only Escam-
bia and Franklin counties were not
represented, because they did not
have any registered deer-dog hunt-


ing clubs.
During the past hunting sea
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complaints, down 36 percent fr
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of these 87 complaints were as
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hunting clubs. In contrast, a rev
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Central and Northeast region
which did not have such a p
gram, did not show a decrease.
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hunting program
require a no-cost registration for gram by doing a comprehensive
son anyone using deer-dogs statewide mail-out to all involved parties. The
iere during the deer-dog training sea- agency also plans to solicit inpu
ting son and during any open deer- and feedback during future public
rom hunting season when taking deer meetings that will take place in
ting with dogs is permitted. May. All comments submitted a
five Wiwi said verifying ownership these public meetings, along with;
sso- of participating properties in cases final report, will be on the agenda
dog where someone other than the for consideration at the FWC'[
iew landowner is applying was one of June 15-17 meeting in Daytona
north the few components needed to Beach.
)ns, improve the program. More information about the
pro- The FWC will focus on making proposed statewide deer-dog regis
sure the public is fully informed tration program.is available online
iuld about the new registration pro- at MyFWC.com/hunting.


Neither wind, nor sun stops links fun


By Daniel Shube
Living and playing golf in the
tropics is usually a good thing'
However, whether the sun shines,
the wind blows or the rain falls,
precaution is necessary to protect
your self from the elements.

GustBuster
It has been many years since I
first placed the GustBuster umbrel-
la in my bag. I rarely use it. I'm not
certain if I'm lucky to not catch the
rain too often, or, since I ride in a
golf cart, if the roof is enough to.
keep me dry. .
Recently, I realized why I have
not removed it from my bag. I was
playing at Palm Beach National
Resort. It was a beautiful, sunny
day. As my group made the turn,
the clouds rolled in. By the time we
reached the mid-point of our final
nine, the skies opened. And the
wind picked-up. Heavy rain. The
wind howled at what must have
been 40 or 50 miles per hour. The
roof of the golf cart was worthless.
There was lightning in the area, so
running for cover under the nearby
trees was not an option.
I reached for my GustBuster
umbrella. The one that was virtual-
ly stuck in a side pouch of my bag.
The wind was so strong, I was cer-
tain I was going to blow away, like
a golfing Mary Poppins. Then the
wind shifted, and I had visions of
becoming a human kabob.
Amazingly, the GustBuster did
not turn inside out. I stayed fairly
dry. And, when the rain stopped, I
was back out on the course to fin-
ish my round quite dry too!


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The AF101 is a shiny clear polycarbonate sports wrap (per-
fect for golf) with G22 polycarbonate lenses and inset rubber
temple tips (suggested retail $59.95).


SunBuster
At this year's PGA Merchandise
Show, I picked-up a pair of Sun-
Buster sunglasses. I hadn't had a
chance to try them, however, after
my reminder of how well the Gust-
Buster works, I had to give their
long-awaited entry into sunglasses
a look-see.
These sunglasses have been in
development almost two years and
have been extensively tested on
both the PGA and Champions
Tours. The lens was designed
specifically to enhance the ability of
golfers, at all skill levels, to read
putts better.
"The PuttReaders lens," said
Steven Asman, company presi-
dent, "is byproduct of what we call
ColorScience. Special lens colors
scientifically designed to achieve
specific vision perception. In the
case of the PuttReaders, it is
designed to reduce the amount of
the color green the eyes see on a
putting green. This allows the brain
to perceive the colors, like brown,
yellow and red, which define the


grain, undulations and contours of
a green. The things the brain must
see in order to read putts better."
Take one or two fewer strokes a
round putting and a good score
becomes a winning score.
"Believing is seeing," contends
Asman, "It works."
PuttReaders is also a GolfCor-
rect lens. The GolfCorrect lens is
designed and ground to eliminate a
common flaw of ordinary sun-
glasses lens. With an ordinary lens,
there is prismatic distortion that
occurs when the eye-plane tilts
down to look at the ball as the head
tilts up to clear way for the golf
swing. This prismatic distortion
makes it appear that ball has
moved.
The PuttReaders lens is
designed to be worn all the times
without fear of distortion, eye
fatigue or dizziness.
PuttReader are available in two
SunBuster frame models, the half-
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Sports Briefs


Soccer registrations
Soccer registrations for the
upcoming youth soccer leagues
will be for four days only at the
Clewiston Middle School cafeteria.
No late registrations will be accept-
ed. Registration will be held May 3,
from 6-9 p.m., May 5, from 6-9 p.m.,
May 7, from 9 a,m. until 1 p.m., and
May 21 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Registration fees are $50 for the
first child and $45 for any additional
children within the same family.
Fees include a full uniform, insur-
ance, and a trophy. Fees do not
include cleats, ball, or shin guards,
which are mandatory for play. All
new players need to submit a pho-
tocopy of their birth certificate (the
copy will not be returned). Only
parents or legal guardians may sign
for their children. For further infor-
mation, call Heather Hess at 233-
3208. Coaches and volunteers are
needed for the soccer program to
reach.its fullest level of success.,
Athank you
South Bay Youth League (SBYL)
is proud of its award-winning sports
teams supported by the Nat Moore
Foundation. Sports education, train-
ing and development were the key
that unlocked the doors for partici-
pating youth from underserved
areas of Palm Beach County.

Coaches needed
The Clewiston Cougars are


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compete

This weekend the Clewiston
Wrestling Club went to the
Riverdale Wrestling tournament.
Anthony Smith placed 2nd
with his only loss coming at the
hands of the returning state
champ, Scottie Sentes.
Antrovonne Smith placed 1st
in the middle school division.
DJ Hannum placed 1st in the
middle school division.
Byron Holmes placed 2nd.
Kris Smith placed 3rd.
"This was a tough tournament
with over 300 entries," said club
and head high school coach Jess
Alford. "We are really proud of
these kids that are putting in the
extra work this summer. These
are the future varsity wrestlers for
Clewiston High School."


seeking football and cheerleader
coaches for the 2005 season Any-.
one inleresytd in .volunteering
please contact April W\hite or Char-
lene Forde. The league has also
formed a new board. The new
members are: President Ben


Cutshaw, Vice President Charles
Felton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
(228-3986), Secretary April
White (228-7887), Athletic Direc-
tor Rick Benjamin, Jose Casas,
Melvin Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray
Tolbert.


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The frames are designed for a
golfer, they're lightweight, they ride
properly on the face and give
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For information, about GustBuster
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Another good option to protect
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percentage of harmful blue and
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Wearing sunglasses slightly
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Neox lenses are constructed in
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For more information about
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Students from LaBelle and Clewiston High Schools listen
intently to the duties performed in assisting doctors treat
patients. Currently, a nationwide shortage of nursing exists
and this program helps to gain interest from students think-
ing about a possible nursing career.


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Amber Williams and Cindy Munoz, both from LaBelle High
School, joined fellow students from their school and Clewis-
ton High School at the Hendry County Regional Medical Cen-
ter to learn more about the critical importance of nursing.


Students
Continued From Page 1
recruit and retain RNs is urgent.
Numerous factors contribute to the
shortage, such as patients being
more acutely ill, the number of eld-
erly increasing, along with their
health care needs, increased
recruitment of nurses by managed
care firms and technology compa-


nies, and the aging of our current
nursing population. We have an
urgent, need to increase the num-
ber of qualified high school stu-
dents who are interested in enter-
ing the nursing profession."
After the tour, the students were
invited back for refreshments and a
debriefing period with time for
questions and answers. Questions
and smiles indicated genuine inter-
est and future prospects.


Model
Continued From Page 1
Wednesday, then vote on
Wednesday or during the show.
Ms. Murphy was contacted
about her experiences on the
show thus far, but due to con-
tractual obligations could not


make a comment. However, her
recent appearance back in
Clewiston shows that she is
thinking about her friends and
family in her real hometown.
Her proud father, Rick Mur-
phy, was also contacted, but had
to refuse comment until the
show's winner is- finally
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With not a lot of interest from
other family members to assume
control of the business, and no
real desire to sell off the family-
owned name, Curtis, at 60 years
of age, is calling it quits and has
retirement on his mind.
"Retirement is the cause of us
closing," he said. "I'm 60 years
old and it's time to do it. I'm see-
ing too many people my age get
sick. Life is too short. I'll miss the
town and everybody in it, but I've
made up my mind. We want to do
the things we've been wanting to
do and it's time to do it while we
still have the good health to do it."
The Frys plan on -retiring to
Lakeport where the only hard-
ware they will have to worry
about is enough tools to tweak
their fishing gear.
But the trip to Lakeport isn't
ready to be made just yet. The
store has more than a $1 million
in inventory to sell, a building full
of fixtures to sell, and the building
itself to sell.
"I'm not worried about the
building right now," said Curtis.
"That's awhile down the road.
Anybody interested can get on a
list and they'll be contacted when
the building is emp-."
The Frys have not planned an
exact date of closing, but expect it


will be within the next 8-10
weeks. During that timeframe, the
inventory will undergo ongoing
sales and discounts, but Curtis
wants his last hurrah to be
infringed with a little fun.
"There are going to be games,
contests, and door prizes," he
said. "People can come into the
store to register and by the eighth
or ninth week, we will give away
all the prizes. We have over
$2,000 in prizes and you can earn
points towards the prizes."
Curtis said that the more a cus-
tomer comes into the store to reg-
ister, the better chance they will
have to win a prize. But to make
things a little more interesting,
extra points will be awarded on
such things like the store having a
certain color shirt day and if a cus-
tomer comes in wearing, that
color, they get extra points. Cer-
tain items will also be listed in
upcoming ads, and if customers
come in and find the item, they
too will be awarded extra points.
The store will have ongoing
discounts, promotions, and spe-
cials throughout the upcoming
weeks. But the inevitable will
eventually happen and Fry Hard-
ware will be no more. The Frys
will take up residence alongside
the lakeshore of Lakeport, tossing
lines into the waterand the reality
will set in likethe setting sun itself
that a Clewiston legacy will soon
- come to an end..


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door say it all, as this long-time family-owned business will
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Volunteers
Continued From Page 1
to deal with the loss of her life-
long companion and the many
details of daily living.
The same can be said for the
husband who loses his wife. His
source of comfort is not only
suddenly whisked away, but per-
haps it was he, who had the wife
that "took care of everything."
The everyday stresses of life,
including the small things like
home repair or mowing the
lawn which we all take for
granted as merely. inconvenient
chores can add an insur-
mountable burden to ihe griev-
ing spouse.
There are those who are rec-
ognizing a need for action, a
need to step in and help, and a


need to make a difference. A
new organization is trying to get
a foothold in Clewiston and is
looking to enlist community vol-
unteers who are willing to spare
a few moments of their time
each week to help the widows
and widowers of the Clewiston
community.
First recognizing the need
within their own church, these
two brothers began to volunteer.
their own time to help out wid-
ows with some simple daily
chores such as mowing the
lawn, doing a little painting, and
fixing up small things around the
house.
"I just want to help the wid-
ows and widowers of Hendry
County," said one of the broth-
ers who wished to keep his
name out of this story, "Giving
the glory to God where it
belongs," he reasoned.


While they have been at it for
little awhile, he wants to get the
word out in recruiting volun-
teers before he can put the word.
out that help will be available.
"I need help," he said. "I need
volunteers like high school kids.
I've got enough already going on
in my church helping -out the
widows that I can't do it all. I'm
looking for' some reinforce-
ments and to get some guys ihat
can spend a Saturday afternoon
or a Saturday morning or just
one Saturday a month to help
out with some real simple
things." -
He said there is a great need
for these services in the commu-
nity and that a little participation
will help out a lot of people. He's
also looking for donors who are
willing to help out financially or
donate materials to a given proj-
ect.


"Anything that can help us to
buy paint or other materials," he
said. "We saw a need in this
community, especially after the
storm. It started out with just the
ladies in our church and started
doing a little help with them. By
word-of-mouth we started rec-
ognizing that if this many people
need help in just our church,
imagine how many people there
are in this situation in the com-
munity."
The reasoning behind the
effort is simplistic enough for the
brothers.
"There's no big story behind
this," one brother said. "I read in
the Book of James that true wor-
shipping of the Lord is helping
widows and orphans. And that's
basically what's behind it."
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G e HedyGa sRa i Asarews Lii. today!
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Moving -- even the word can
give'you the shivers. Inarguably, it
is one of the most stressful events
of one's life. Bring kids into the
equation, and it becomes even
more stressful. Kids don't want to
leave behind their favorite teacher
or their best friends. Just like you,
the parent, they will need to start
over, finding new friends and
learning to adjust to a new neigh-
borhood.
Moving is never easy, but you
can make moving easier on kids by
following some tips like these.
BE HONEST
Be upfront with your kids about
your plans to move. You don't
.want them to find out by seeing a
for-sale sign in front of the home
or by overhearing one of their
teachers talking about it. Tell your
children abouf the move as soon
as you decide on it. Explain to
them why .you are moving, where
you are moving to and when
everything will be taking place.
Research your new community so
you can tell them about the
neighborhood, school, parks and
other things you know they will
enjoy. It will help keep you
informed and make it that much
easier to answer, any questions
your kids may have.
Let your kids express their feel-
ings, whether they be anger, sad-
ness, worry or excitement about
the move. Be sure to reassure them
that you will be there to address
any oftheirt-oncerns.
INVOLVE YOR. KIDS
Keep your kids involved in the
moving process of both homes. In
your o6d home, let them help pack
up their own belongings. That
ratty teddy bear you can't wait to
throw out may be your child's best
friend during a thunderstorm in
your new home. Having your kids
ill outa chanqe'of address card or
return those old library books are
two more examples of how you
can get them involved.
Let them pick out furniture for
their new room, or let then
choose the paint color for the
walls. That way, your new home
will have a piece of them -in it.
INVESTIGATE
You can talk all you want about
your new hometown, but the best
way to get your kids excited about
the new place is to take them
there. Explore the new neighbor-
hood. Play in the park. Eat at'a
local restaurant. Visit their new
school. Ask the school for the
names of students in your child's
class who live near your new
home. That way, you can say hello
before you move in so your child
will already have a friend in the
neighborhood. While in town,
sign up for an extracurricular activ-
ity sponsored by the school' or
community center such as a sports
team, music lessons or art class.
Not only will these activities keep
your child occupied,-they will give
him a chance to neet new people
and have something to look for-
ward to in your new town.


MAKE IT A CLEAN BREAK
while it is important to get your
child excited about your new
home, it's also important to say
goodbye to those he is leaving
Behind. Get the phone numbers
and e-mail and home addresses of
the people you won't be seeing
anymore. That way, your kids win
know they can stillkeep in touch.
Throw your child and his friends
a goodbye pizza party or a make-
your-own-sun.dae party. Say
goodbye to your home as a family
oo. Set up a time for your whole
family to say goodbye to neigh-
bors, family, and friends. Hit your
favorite restaurant or park one last
time. By giving kids closure, they'll
be more excited about the new
memories that await them.
Moving will never be easy for
children or parents. But, by fol-
lowing a few simple tips, you, as a
parent can help make the transi-
tion g as smoothly as possible for
the whole family.


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MAKE A MOVE

EASIER.ON KID


Call A Pro
today for only $10 per week!
Call Brenda, Lauren or Melissa at
863-983-9148,
863-946-05 11 or 561-996-4404


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Food care; what's eating at you?

The Challenges of care-giving and encouraging nutrition


Tips to help a frail older indi-
vidual to eat well can include
planning meals and snacks to
include the person's favorite
foods. Don't be afraid to use a
variety of foods from each of the
four food groups. Prepare foods
that provide a variety of textures,
color, aromas and temperatures.
Provide a pleasant setting, with
flowers, placemats, matching
dishes, and good lighting.
These tips may work well if the
care receiver lives in the family
household. However, many times
the care receiver lives alone. His
or her appetite may reflect loneli-
ness. If this is the case, frequent
visits, an outing to a favorite
restaurant or having a guest for


dinner may provide a pick-me-up
to encourage them to eat or take
an interest in new foods. When
meals are eaten in the company
of others, people not only benefit
from the nutritious foods, but
may also enjoy the chance to
socialize.
Keep in mind that a loss of
appetite is not a reflection of bad
cooking. Illness, disability and
depression can affect an older
person's desire and ability to eat
properly. The following sugges-
tions deal with common prob-
lems that interfere with good
nutrition.
When the care receiver says
the food tastes strange, it might
help to: Check teeth for tooth


decay or gum infection.
Avoid alcohol, marinate meat,
poultry and fish in sweet fruit
juices, Italian dressing, or sweet
or sour sauces.
Drink plenty of fluids or suck
on candies to get rid of bad tastes,
serve foods at room temperature
or cold.
Use stronger seasonings such
as basil, oregano, rosemary, tar-
ragon, lemon juice or mint when
cooking.
Try new foods.
This article is provided by
Senior Connections of Southwest
Florida and courtesy of Family
Caregiver Alliance. Senior Con-
nections, a United Way partner
agency, and lead agency for serv-


ices to elders under grants from
Area Agency on Aging for SW FL
and Dept. of Elder Affairs, offers
services to older adults 60 years of
age or older to help them remain
independent for as long as'that is
their choice. They also provide
service to grandparents who are
the caregivers of minor children
and to relatives who are care-
givers of any age who care for an
adult 60 years of age or older. Sup-
port groups are also offered
monthly in Hendry and Glades
Counties. For additional informa-
tion on any of these services call
(863) 675-1446.


Swinging to victory
The winner of the Clewiston Garden Club swing set was
Bill Carter. The Clewiston Garden Club would like to
thank all who participated in this event.


Petting zoo linked to E. coli illness


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) is
working closely with state and
local partners to continue invest7
gating reported cases of E. coli
0157:H7 and/or Hemolytic Ure-
mic Syndrome (HUS) in Central
Florida. On April 8, DOH Secre-
tary John 0. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H., joined Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles Bronson to announce a
definitive link between the out-
break strain-of 0157:H7 and ani-
mals that were part of a petting
zoo exhibit at each of three Cen-
tral Florida fairs.
"Working with our partners,
our epidemiological investigation
has shown that these petting zoo
animals were the source of infec-
tion for this outbreak," said
Agwunobi.
Commissioner Bronson
announced critical steps in stop-
ping the spread of E. coli 0157:H7
from these animals to other ani-
mals or humans.
The 37 Ag Venture animals
that have been found to include
six positive animals with a match
strain of O157.H7 will remain
under State quarantine. These
animals will be prohibited from
exhibition for public contact and
will not be moved from the prem-
ises without 4 permit from the
Department of Agriculture. These
animals will not be permitted to
be slaughtered for, human con-
sumption because of concerns
for possible meat contamination.
Any animals added, to this.,herd
will be under the same quaran-
tine requirements..


Cleaning and disinfection of
fair site areas that were used to
hold affected animals will be pon-
ducted following completion of
laboratory testing of environmen-
tal sampling. These sites are now
being closed to public access and
will remain so until cleaning and
disinfection has been completed.
Exhibits which allow for direct
contact of farm animals to the
public (such as petting zoos) will
be visited by division personnel
and reviewed or inspected for
compliance with specific guide-
lines for protecting the public-
from animal borne disease
agents. Emphasis will be placed
on sanitary practices such as
hand washing and minimizing
contamination of hands and
clothing. Original guidelines will
focus on the CDC Compendium
recently published but will
include added measures for
enhancing public protection.
Numbers listed below are
updated as of 4 p.m. Wednesday,
April 6,2005.
CONFIRMED CASES
The following number of cases
(23 children and 3 adults) have
been confirmed as of April 7:
Charlotte: I case
Collier: 1 case
Orange: 13 cases
Pasco: 2 cases
Seminole: 3 cases
Volusia: 6 cases
SUSPECT CASES
The following number of cases
are considered suspect cases as of
April 7.
27 cases (Children)
15 cases (Adults)
Brevard: 1 case


Charlotte: 6 cases
DeSoto: 1 case
Hardee: 3 cases
Highlands: I case
Hillsborough: 3 cases
Lake: I case
Manatee: 3 cases
Marion: 2 cases
Orange: 2 cases
Pinellas: 4 cases
Polk: 4 cases
Sarasota: 1 case
Seminole: 2 cases
Taylor: 7 cases
Volusia: 1 case
Screening criteria are critical to
determining if a case needs -fur-
ther investigation. Our screening
criteria fall into the following two
categories:
Suspected case: Individuals
with diarrhea with variable severi-
ty (from mild to severe and
bloody) who have recently'
attended Florida fairs or festivals.
Confirmed case: An individ-
ual with diarrhea with variable
severity (from mild to severe and
bloody) that has tested positive
for E. coli 0157:H7 and/or a diag-
nosis of HUS, and has recently
attended Florida fairs or festivals.
Ifyou suspect infection
If you or your children attend-
ed a recent event with animal
exhibits, and has diarrhea with
variable severity (from mild to
severe and bloody), please con-
tact your health care provider.
To avoid infection and illness,
DOH recommends the following
safety tips:
Wash hands often, and
immediately after contact with
domestic or farm animals.
Do not eat undercooked


meat.
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Centers for Disease Control and
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Happenings at Senior Connections


Upcoming Faith in
Action in Clewiston
The first volunteer program ori-
entation session for Faith in Action
-in Clewiston will take place Thurs-
day, April28, at 2 p.m. at the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 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 liv-
ing. 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 in this nationwide volun-
teer program. Call (863) 983-7088
or (863) 675-1446 for more infor-
mation.

"We've Got You Covered"
Blanket Drive
Faith in Action in Clewiston is
collecting (new still in package)
soft twin-sized blankets to supply
the cots for the Persons with Spe-
cial Needs Shelter at John Boy
Auditorium in Clewiston. Dona-
tions can be taken to the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South WC. Owen Ave.
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Help
our frail and special needs resi-
dents ride out the storm under a
warm and fuzzy blanket.
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 outreach worker in Clewis-
ton on Mondays and Tuesdays,
983-7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday, 675-1446.

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 Connec-
tions offices. Social Security repre-
sentative will be at the Nobles
Senior Center in LaBelle on Thues.,
May 3, from 9 a,m.-noon, to
answer your questions. Legal help
from Florida Rural Legal Services
will be available May 11 in LaBelle
from 9:30-noon. (Must call 675-
1446 in LaBelle to make appoint-
ment.) Look for the Memory Van
every day April 25-29 at our Senior
Connections .center in Moore
Haven, call (863) 946-1821 for
more info.

Upcoming meetings
and events
Family Caregiver Support
Group's free meetings in April will


feature discussions with a Parkin-
son's disease specialist from Lee
Parkinson's Care in Ft. Myers. All
meetings take place ftom 4-5 p.m.
at local Senior Connections
offices. May meetings will feature a
discussion about legal issues,
courtesy of Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vices. Call 675-1446 in LaBelle,
983-7088 in Clewiston and 946-
1821 in Moore Haven for more info
about upcoming meetings.

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 Nobles
Senior Center starting at 1 p.m. for
card playing, scrabble and what-
have-you. All are welcome.


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Victim assistance


programs could


be in jeopardy


WASHINGTON D.C. -
Representative Katherine Har-
ris, (Fl-13) along with other
members of the Victims'
Rights Caucus, banded togeth-
er to ask fellow members of
Congress to review the Presi-
dent's budget and ensure we
keep Congress' pledge to pro-
tect crime victims and their
families by not damaging the
funding mechanism for the
Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)
- the Crime Victims Fund.
Over 4,400 agencies rely
upon VOCA's victim assis-
tance funds to furnish direct
services to more than 3.6-mil-
lion crime victims in the Unit-
ed States each year. Each
year, 165,000 crime victims
receive almost $434 million
(State and VOCA funds) in
crime victim's compensation
benefits.
VOCA is currently the only
Federal program which sup-
ports services to victims of all
types of crimes including;
rape, homicide, to the more
exploitative crimes such as;
the financial exploitation of
the elderly, robbery and iden-
tity theft.
Without VOCA funding,
communities and organiza-
tions will no longer be able to
provide rape crisis centers,
domestic violence shelters,
and victim compensation for
court costs, funeral services,


and medical expenses.
President Bush's fiscal year
2006.Budget will take more
than $1.26 billion for these
services and renege on the
promise of Congress to fund
these and other victim servic-
es and compensations.
VOCA was started by Presi-
dent Ronald Reagan to pay for
victim services and victim
compensation. It operates on
money that is collected from
criminal offenders, not from
taxpayers', which is then put
into the Crime Victims Fund.
In 2000, Congress capped the
amount of money VOCA can
use each year because of wide
fluctuations of deposits being
put into the fund.
Every year, the money that
is above the cap in the fund is
put into a "reserve". This
reserve is invaluable to VOCA
because its helps stabilize
VOCA in years when deposits
may fall below the annual
cap. The account remains
consistent even though collec-
tions may fluctuate year to
year. Without the Crime Vic-
tims Fund to fall back on,
VOCA funding will be unsta-
ble.
Both the underlying
authorizing statute and Con-
gressional appiopriators have
consistently pledged that all
amounts in the Crime Victims
Fund be kept there for victims.


2005 Hurricane Season recommendations


For all Floridians, especially
those who are still addressing
damage and repair issues from the
2005 hurricane season, here are
some tips for surviving Hurricane
Season 2005:
All Floridians full time resi-
dents and seasonal residents -
need to take action now to prepare
for our six-month-long Hurricane
Season.
Review your homeowner's
insurance policy. Now is the time
to check your policy to make sure
it will cover your needs in the event
of a natural disaster. Some items to
check for include:
Replacement costs versus Actu-
al Cash Value (ACV). If your prop-
erty is damaged and needs to be
replaced, ACV will only provide the
depreciated value of the item.
Make sure your policy has
Replacement Cost coverage.
Current value: Make sure your
policy reflects the current assessed
value of your structure and your
home's contents. Don't be caught
under-insured in the event you sus-
tain storm damage.
Law and Ordinance Coverage:
All insurance policies are required
to offer this coverage, and you are
required to sign a waiver if you do
not want it. Law and Ordinance
coverage provides an additional 25
percent of the insured value of
your home to cover costs associat-
ed with upgraded building code
standards. This will prove invalu-
able if your home was "grandfa-
thered in" when local building
codes were increased. If your
home sustains more than 50-per-
cent damage, you will be required
to build to the new codes. This can
be costly.
Know your Deductible in Dol-
lars: Most homeowner's policies
in Florida now list a percentage
deductible two percent or five
percent of the insured value of


your home. While this looks like a
small amount, in reality it may be
several thousand dollars that the
homeowner is responsible for pay-
ing out of pocket for damages. For
instance, a home insured for
$200,000 with a two-percent
deductible would be responsible
for the first $4,000 worth of dam-
ages.
Consider flood insurance if you
live in an area that is prone to flood
or storm surge (such as coastal
areas), you should consider invest-
ing in flood insurance.
Shop around. If you are not
happy with your homeowner's
policy or do not have coverage
now, use this time to purchase
coverage. Once a named storm
has been declared for the state,
insurance companies will not
"bind coverage," or write you a
policy. If you are in the market for a
home, keep this in mind asyou set
a date to close on your propty.
Conduct a home inventory.
Take the time to thoroughly record
- on paper and with photos or
videos your home's condition
and contents. Keep this record in a
secure, dry place along with your
insurance policy. This will be a
valuable reference after a storm.
Invest in preventive measures.
Studies prove most hurricane
damage is caused when openings
like garage doors and windows
give way and allow further dam-
age to occur. Reinforce your prop-
erty with a storm-resistant garage
door, reinforced windows and-
other approved windstorm-ready
items. Check. with your insurance
carrier to find out if you are eligible
for a discount for installing certain
items.
Take advantage of mitigation
discounts. If you are currently
repairing your home due to dam-
age sustained in 2004, now is the
time to find out about the dis-


counts your insurance company
offers for specific wind-resistant
building materials and construc-
tion methods. Following Hurri-
cane Andrew, Florida passed a law
requiring all insurance companies
to offer discounts on construction
measures that are proven to
reduce windstorm damage. A
Web site listing the discounts
offered by each company for spe-
cific measures is available at
www.communitydevelopment.or
g/mitdb.
Start your own disaster savings
account. You should have enough
money saved to cover your
deductible in the event a storm,
damages your home. Don't be
caught unprepared financially for
Hurricane Season.
Know the status of your
escrowedd" insurance policy. If the
cost of your insurance policy is-
included in your monthly mort-
gage payment, your mortgage
company pays for the policy out of
your escrow account. However,
you are still responsible for ensur-
ing that the policy is paid for; Don't
ignore notices from your insur-
ance company that your policy is
delinquent. This is a red flag that
the insurance may not be paid for
and could lapse.
If this happens, the mortgage
company will purchase a "forced
placed" policy, which is usually
more expensive and features
much less coverage.. Forced place
coverage usually lists the mortgage
company as the insured, not the
property owner. "Escrowed," your
mortgage payment includes it is
supposed to be by your mortgage
company, confirm that the policy
is in effect.
For general hurricane prepara-
tion, the Department of Financial
Services offers the following to
inform consumers:
"Are you Prepared?" envelope:


An oversized envelop that features
checklist of important documents'
you should store in the envelope'
and keep in a safe, dry place in the
event of a storm.
"Insuring your Home": A guide'
for consumers to help them in
choosing appropriate homeown-
ers insurance
"Natural Disasters your,
guide to insurance and financial
preparation and recovery."
"Insurance Tips for Hurricane,
Season": Includes steps to take to
ride out Hurricane Season suc-
cessfully.
"Homeowners Inventory
Checklist": Used to record your
home's contents and value, to be
used as a reference should a storm.
damage your property. Should be.;
completed and kept with other
important documents in the "Are
you Prepared" envelope.
Consumer Outreach presenta-,
tions:
Staff in 10 regional offices locat-
ed strategically throughout the
state are available to present work-;
shops or short presentations on:
hurricane preparation topics. Top-,
ics include:
Think you're Covered? What.
you need to know about home-.
owners' insurance BEFORE hurri-
cane season.
Are you financially prepared for.
hurricane season? Tips every
Floridian needs to know about the
price of living in paradise.
Hurricane Expos bring,
together state and local agencies,,
as well as private vendors, to help
-Floridians prepare for Hurricane,
Season dates vary from region to
region.
To contact the regional office inI
your area, or to get more informa-.
tion to prepare for hurricane sea-i
son, visit our Web site at
www.fldfs.com.


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Kiwanis gives $500 to ACMA Reading Program


LABELLE The Reading is
Fundamental program at the Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion's Hendry and Glades centers
has received a $500 gift from the
Hendry/Glades Kiwanis Club.
The check was presented
recently to Ivette Cintron, RCMA's
Hendry/Glades Area Family Sup-
port Specialist, by Kiwanis mem-
ber Mary Ruth Prouty.


"The donation will be used as
match dollars for our RIF program,
which provides us with the oppor-
tunity to hold three major book dis-
tributions per year. These book dis-
tributions are major events at each
of our six centers. Many of our
community partners participate in
these events and assist us in facili-
tating the distribution to approxi-
mately 325 students attending


RCMA centers within Hendry and
Glades counties," explained Cin-
tron.
Statewide, RCMA provides
childcare and early education to
more than 6,000 children of
migrant farm-workers and the
rural poor.
"We're honored! to have such a
generous, donation, and it's certain-
ly for a good cause increasing


the reading skills of our young chil-
dren," Cintron said. "Literacy
opens the doors to opportunities
for children and adults alike."
Literacy is a fundamental pro-
gram not only at RCMAs six cen-
ters in Glades and Hendry Counties
but at all 70 centers statewide," she
added.
Founded 40 years ago in the
Miami-Dade County farming area


known as the Redlands, RCMA is a
non-profit, non-sectarian organiza-
tion funded by local, state and fed-
eral grants, as well as the generosi-
ty of businesses, individuals and
organizations such as the
Hendry/Glades Kiwanis Club.
Essential to meet the needs of
the children is individual and cor-
porate generosity, said RCMA Exec-
utive Director Barbara Mainster.
"We must raise $500,000 annually


to draw down matching state and
federal funds for our subsidized
child care programs," she
explained. "For every dollar raised,
we can generate $16 in matching
funds, so even a modest donation
goes a long way."
For more details about RCMA
centers within Hendry and Glades
Counties, please contact Ivette Cin-
tron or Lynn Bowen at 675-4652.


Watering your Florida yard


During spring, homeowners
often ask us the "right" way to
water local lawns and landscapes.
The quest for green grass and
beautiful landscapes has conse-
quences for our environment. And
with many different kinds of sprin-
kler equipment available, home-
owners seeking good choices may
find the following information
helpful.
The latest suggestions can be
found in the University of Florida
bulletin, Fertilization and Irrigation
Needs for Florida Lawns and Land-
scapes. This document offers ideas
on how to maintain an attractive
Florida Yard while reducing the
impacts to lakes and rivers.
Watering established land-
scapes
So far this spring, we have been
receiving plenty of rain and cooler
temperatures. That means that
watering has not been needed.
However, it is likely that our normal
period of warm temperatures and
droughts is about to begin. To sur-
vive watering restrictions, land-
scapes need to be "trained" to get
by on minimal irrigation. Florida
yards can handle some drought if
proper practices are used.
Here's the first recommended
practice: Don't water grass until
half of the lawn shows drought
stress. Some of the signs that water
is needed are: Leaf blades are fold-
ed in half lengthwise in an attempt
to conserve water. The grass looks
blue-gray in color. Footprints or tire
tracks are seen on lawns long after
being made.
When you see these drought
signs, set out the hose and sprin-
kler during evening hours and turn
it on in the early morning. If you
have an automatic irrigation sys-
tem, set it to turn on early the next
morning. Each area or zone should


be watered long enough to deliver
no more than half-inch of water.
The amount of time needed
may be different for each zone -
and the process of figuring out this
amotint of time is called calibra-
tion. If you have never done this
before, please ask our office for.
help. Remember, calibration
means setting both the duration
and frequency of watering.
Anther Florida friendly practice
is after that watering day, or after a
half-inch rainfall drops from the
sky, turn the system off, and do not
turn it on again until drought symp-
toms reoccur.
The number of days needed
between irrigation days depends
on the kind of grass, soil texture,
temperature, amount of shade,
and the time of year. In winter it
might be as long as every two
weeks, or in early summer it may
be as short as three days.
Existing landscape trees and
shrubs require little or no irrigation.
Special cases where supplemental
irrigation may be needed include:
Where roots are blocked by
compacted soil, foundations or
underground obstacles.
Where roots are confined to a
small area, such as in planters or
sidewalk cutouts.
Flowerbeds often contain
water-hungry plants. Place them
where their heavier water require-
ments will not create root rot prob-
lems for nearby trees or shrubs.
And consider using drip or micro-
irrigation systems that won't waste
water.
If you still insist on watering
your landscape every other day,
whether it needs it or not, here's
the take home lessons: Light, fre-
quent watering wastes water and
encourages shallow root systems.
.Excessive irrigation keeps the


roots underwater, drowning the
plant and promotes pest damage.
Excessive water use increases
water bills and may lead to higher
costs for pest management servic-
es. And excessive water can take
fertilizer and soil with it as it runs off
into ditches that lead to Lake Okee-
chobee.
The above practices are general
guidelines for established land-
scapes, and are not suitable for
new lawns or recently transplanted
trees, shrubs or ground covers. The
levels of water needed by new
plantings are much higher than the
amounts needed by established
plants.
For example, Dr. Gilman's
research has shown that the best
way to get a Live Oak tree estab-
lished in the landscape is to provide
adequate water after planting.
Newly planted trees will need two
to three gallons of water per inch
trunk diameter. For example, four
to six gallons will be needed for a
two-inch caliper tree. Frequency
will depend on temperature and
the tree diameter. That two-inch
tree will need to be watered twice a
week, weekly for two months.
On the other hand, after land-
scape plants are properly estab-
lished, remember to turn down the
frequency and duration of irriga-
tion. I have seen many new land-
scapes that have become pest-
infested nightmares .because no
one ever turned back the irrigation
clock after theywere planted.
To learn more about the appro-
priate levels of water needed for
new plantings, please consult the
bulletin, Fertilization and Irrigation
Needs for Florida Lawns and Land-
scapes. It is available at our office
or on-line at
http://edis,ifas.ufl.edu/EPI110.


Crop management
GAINESVILLE Following "Now, CDMS is so pleased with
successful tests at the University UF/IFAS leadership on the project
of Florida, a California-based that the company is making
company is making its crop man- ChemSearch available to all land-
agement database on pesticides grant universities and government
available to research and exten- institutions in the United States,"
sion faculty at land-grant universi- Sonke said. "They are offering the
ties across the nation. database service to these agencies
"When our research and at a substantial discount."
extension faculty said they need- The database allows users to
ed accurate, up-to-date informa- search by crop or site, pest (up to
tion on pesticides from 104 man- four at a time), state or county,
ufacturers, we began a unique manufacturer, product name,
business arrangement with Crop type of product (insecticide, her-
Data Management Systems Inc. bicide, etc.), application time or
in Marysville, Calif.," said Daniel label type. As a result of searches,
Sonke, an assistant coordinator use rates, pests controlled, re-
for the integrated pest manage- entry options, crop rotations and
ment (IPM) program at UF's Insti- safety information as well as-
tute of Food and Agricultural Sci- other facts are displayed or print-
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"We selected CDMS because In addition to the label summary
the company has developed an for each product, full-text ver-
excellent, searchable online data- sions of all product labels are
base for agricultural and specialty available.'
chemicals," Sonke said. "Their "After searching other com-
ChemSearch database, which is mercial databases, it was very
updated dairy, provides instant clear that ChemSearch was the
information on more than 1,600 easiest; service to use," Sonke
products, along with label instruc- said. "You can learn how to use it
tions, worker protection standards in a few minutes, and it contains
and other information about these most of the chemicals our agents
products information that's recommend."
essential when our faculty make Sonke said the database is cur-
recommendations to growers and rently limited to pesticides for
residents about using these prod- agriculture, turf and ornamentals.
ucts on agricultural crops, turf- It does not contain household
grass and ornamentals." and structural products, and its
He said UF initiated a home landscape section is limit-
statewide trial of the CDMS ed to the largest manufacturers,
ChemSearch database in 2003, rather than off-patent products
and the program was expanded and local brands. However,
in 2004 to 12 other states partici- extension agents can still use the
pating in the Southern Region database to obtain information
IPM Center in Raleigh, North Car- about active ingredients in house-
olina. IPM is the combined use of hold products.
cultural, biological and chemical UF/IFAS extension agents say
methods for effective, economic the database is useful. "The label
pest control with little effect on summaries are one of the best
non-target organisms and the features," said Dan Mullins, a
environment. Santa Rosa County horticulture


database
agent in Milton. "Once you learn
the terminology, the database is
very user-friendly. The only limita-
tion is in the area of ornamentals
and turfgrass."
Laura Miller, a Hillsborough
County horticulture agent in
Seffner, also said that the data-
base is easy to use. "You can get
all the label information, worker
protection standards and other
information in a few clicks."
Pam Mattis, Duval County hor-
ticulture agent in Jacksonville, said
the database allows her to make
informed recommendations
based on client needs. "I have
tried several programs over the
years, but this is the most friendly
program to date, and it contains a
broad spectrum of information."
Gene McAvoy, Hendry County
vegetable and horticulture agent
intLaBelle, said he uses the system
several times a week to answer
client requests for information.
Ted Holmes, southern regional
sales manager for CDMS in
-Bradenton, said the database
allows users to compare label
summaries between two prod-
ucts, providing aside-by-side com-
parison of things such as applica-
tion rates, federal restrictions and
environmental considerations.
Holmes said CDMS is working
with universities to identify gaps
in the database. "Working togeth-
er provides a mutual benefit -
CDMS wins by gaining new
accounts and expanding the data-
base, and clients win by having
the information that they Want."
For more information about
ChemSearch, visit the CDMS
Web site: http://www.cdms.net/,
or contact Daniel Sonke at (352)
392-1901, Ext. 205,
dsonke@ufl.or Ted Holmes at
(941) 746-6087 ted@cdms.net.


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phens Co., GA. 35 lake lots.
65.5+/- acres. Development
RE Friday, May 6, 2 p.m.
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Enmploymen!
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Employment -
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Job Ino.rmati.n 225
Job Training 227
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OFFERED ABSOLUTE A platted
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Is now hiring a MECHANIC
for the Citurs Division
with at least 2 years grove experience.
Good Benefits, Plus Retirement.
Apply in person at the Allico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Allico, Inc, is and Equal Opportunity Employer.


GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER'S OFFICE


Has an opening in the Mapping De-
partment. The position consists of:
parcel mapping for appraisal pur-
poses using ESRI ArcGIS software.
Applicants need experience in un-
derstanding and drawing legal de-
scriptions. Must have good comput-
er skills. Applications accepted in
Room 202, Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm at
The Glades County Courthouse, 500'
Ave. J, Moore Haven, FL 33471.


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Drug Free Work Place
Class A CDL Excellent Benefits & Pay
401 K, Paid Insurance & Bonuses.
Apply at:
5701 Ft. Denaud Road
Gulf Coast Citrus
Harvesting, Inc.


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64082773)
Position in Clewiston providing clinical public
health nursing. Must have valid Florida driver's
license; pre-employment drug testing,
background screening & fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x 118
for more details


FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston
now hiring Installers, South Rodida travel reqtdred.
Company vehicle provided; Monday through Frday.
piece work, guaranteed minimum $550 a week dudng
training period. Benefits, bonus, and travel costs paid
Must be 21 years or older with clean, class 0 drivers li-
cense. We are a drug free workplace. Interviews will be
conducted every Monday morning from 8-10a.m. at
our Clewiston Facility, Call 800-683-3155 to line up an
Interview time. Directions to our facility will be given to
you at that time.


STOREKEEPER
CLEWISTON FIELD STATION
Performs support tasks requiring a basic knowledge of standard
receiving, issuing, stocking, inventory and storekeeping proce-
dures, both physically and in accurate record form. Operates
various office equipment and personal computer. Operates
hand truck and forklift. Interpersonal skills for customer ser-
vice and support required. High School Diploma with experi-
ence in warehousing, storeroom keeping, or related field
operations. Moves or otherwise transports equipmentweight-
ing up to 50 pounds. Valid Florida Drivers License. Overtime
will be required based on weather and/or environmental condi-
tions. Job Reference #205150
Please visit our website for more information and APPLY ON-
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attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE


Employment Opportunities
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Contract Nurses
Physical Therapist
RN Rates
$35 W/D $38 W/E
LPN Rates
$22 W/D $25 W/E
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Positions Available Immediately
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AP & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
kto 863-983-5116. /s


Excellent BenefitsCompetitive Salaries
Belle Glade/Pahokee Areas
$1,500 Sign-on Bonus
FT- Field RN
&
Sign-On Bonus Available!!!
Therapists Per Diem
Physical, Occupational and Speech
Fax resume to HR Dept. 1-866-839-2139
or call Kim Henry at 1-800-334-3592
EOE


UNITED STATES SUGAR CO.
Servers ... Dishwasher
Bus Person ... Cooks
HR Clerk
We offer GREAT PAY
AND BENEFITS
If interested in the following positions, please
apply at our Employment Office located on W.C.
Owen Avenue in Clewiston between the hours of
8:00-5:00 on Monday-Friday.


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PRESCHOOL TEACHER
(Immokalee Indian Res.)


HS Dip. & A.C.D.A. credential, 40
hours DCF training. Ability to meet
the County's licensing agent
requirement. Valid Florida
CDL, class D w/P endorsement.
Faresume w/saa req. to:
(954)967 347
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The GEO Group, Inc.
GLOBAL EXPERTISE IN OUTSOURCING


The GEO Group, Inc,
a worldwide leader in
privatized corrections offers
challenging and exciting opportunities.
Excellent benefits (F positions).
Current openings for
LPN
DENTAL ASSISTANT
FLOATING CLERK ,
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
LIBRARY CONSULTANT
(p/t8 HRS PER MO)
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
EEO MF/V/H


DENTAL HYGENTIST
(Part Time)

Full Time Benefits,
Pension Plan & Great Salary.

FUN OFFICE! !

(863)674-0799


S MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:


-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060


WELDER & MAINTENANCE
PERSONAL
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company Call
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GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER'S OFFICE
Has an opening in the Mapping
Department. The position consists of:
parcel mapping for appraisal purposes
using ESRI ArcGIS software. Applicants
need experience in understanding and
drawing legal descriptions. Must have
good computer skills. Applications
accepted in Room 202, Mon-Fri 8am
to 5pm at The Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Ave. J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471

Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun

AD MANAGER


We are seeking a full time,
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Duda is looking for an experienced welder
for our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay
commensurate with experience. Drug free
workplace. Apply in person at 1510 Hwy 29
N., Flelda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay at
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/F/M


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Se ofrece un paquete que include un
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plan de retiro, y otros bene'ficios. Sueldo
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PALM BEACH COUNTY EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III
(Roads,Pahokee)
$13.18/hr, Valid Florida Class B CDL, Air Brakes
and Tanker Endorsements, prior to appointment.
Applicants will be tested on required equipment.
Operates heavy motor-driven, earth-moving
equipment. May be temporarily assigned duties
to another district/section during slack periods.
Requires 2 yrs. exp. operating heavy-duty earth-
moving equipment that MUST include motor
grader (must specify on application).

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
(Glades District Park, Pahokee)
$11.04/hr. FL Class B CDL PERMIT, Air Brakes,
prior to appointment. Reports to Glades District
maintenance office and is responsible for posi-
tive customer service. Performs general park
landscape/athletic field maintenance, custodial
duties, refuse collections or other duties related
to the maintenance of parks and their amenities.
Requires 1 yr. exp. in laboring work providing a
familiarity with any (or a combination) of the fol-
lowing: Landscape/natural area/athletic field
maintenance, refuse collection, custodial work.

SR. CLERK TYPIST
(Head Start, Belle Glade)
$10.72/hr. Must pass a 40 wpm typing test and a
written clerical exam. Requires HS/eq. and 1 yr.
general office exp. Prefer 6 months of exp. with:
Computers '(i.e., WP 6.1 (+)/MS Word; file
maintenance/organization/retention; taking and
transcribing minutes; customer service in per-
son/over telephone giving and receiving infor-
mation; typing correspondence, etc., from rough
drafts and notes.

Visit www.pbcqov.com for detailed position
descriptions and employment applications.
Submit appl./resume & any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5pm 5/6/05 to
Palm Beach County Human Resources,
50 S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
FAX: (561)616-6893.
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SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(Req. #64063290)

Public Health nurse position in Moore Haven;
home visits, assist in clinics. Prefer two years
nursing-experience; bilingual Spanish/English
a plus; must have valid Florida drivers license;
pre-employment drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
CallAlina @ 863-946-0707x208 or Patti @
863-674-4041 x 135 for more details



SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT
Hendry LaBelle Recreation Board is accepting
applications for employment for a six week Summer Youth
Program. Positions available are for: Program Director,
Assistant Program Director & Group Leaders
Applications must be submitted by Friday, May 13, 2005.
Applications, job descriptions and requirements are
available at the Personnel Department, 2 nd Floor,
Administration Building, Courthouse, LaBelle.
Veterans preference as outlined in the Florida Statutes.
Hendry County is an equal opportunity employer.
Drug Free Workplace.


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CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
in Clewiston opening with Commissioners.
Must have strong clerical background
and supervisory experience.
Building Inspector in LaBelle and Clewiston.
Must have inspector's license or
construction background.
Positions open until filled.

Vet Pref EEO Drug Free. Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance call HR Department.


Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
Free workplace. Apply in person at 1510 Hwy 29
North in Felda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


Duda necesita un camionero de combustible
para proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda,, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
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Glades County Democrat
The Sun


AD MANAGER


We are seeking a full time,
Ad Manager for Outside Sales in
an exciting and enjoyable career in
advertising. The right candidate
should: -

Be a self-managed individual
Have an out going personality
*Be able to Multi-Task
*Have Strong computer skills
*Reliable transportation

Our Company offers:
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where employees are trusted
and empowered
*Competitive pay and benefits
*Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
*Generous time off program
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AreAn Equ Opporunity Empqloyer ,


A:COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050
ACCOUNTING
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES
CLERK
Must have customer
service skills
Call Allen at EVERGLADES,
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
(863)983-5141

AGENTS WANTED: Necessity
Horse Supplement seeking
horse people to set
up dealers & sell product. Ex-
clusivities available. Work in
an
industry you love! Contact
Sarah @ (877)788-4448,
equineinfo@ihvets.com.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


Agents/Sales Managers
$600,00-$1250.00 wk. Na-
tional Membership Associa-
tion seeking statewide
agents & managers, imme-
diate income positions, sell-
ing to small businesses. We
offer: Weekly Payl Monthly
Residuals! Bonuses! Local
training & support! No expe-
rience, will train! Licensed
insurance agents a plus. En-
dorsed Leads! Call for local
interview. Start today, re-
ceive first check next week.
Paul Newberry
(877)477-5796 pnewber-
ry@farsmarketing.com.
CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
239-369-9617.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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Employment
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We are seeking a full time,
Ad Services Team Member
for an exciting and enjoyable career
in advertising. The right candidate
should:

Be a self-managed individual
*Have an out going personality
Be able to handle pressure
*Be able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
*Excel
*Adobe Photoshop a plus
Quark Xpress a plus
Our Company offers:
Potential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
*Competitive pay" and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan,
*Generous time off program
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Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
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PAYROLL/HUMAN
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people skills. Computer ex-
pedence required. Apply at:
PALM TERRACE
OFCLEWISTON
863-983-5123


POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Part Time & Per Diem
Computer Skills a+
Apply within @ Everglades
Federal Credit Union
Mail Resume to:
1099W. Ventura Ave
Clewiston, FI.33440
Email Resumeto:
morales2@earthlink.net

Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did it,
so can you! 2-3 confirmed
appointments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarand (888)563-3188.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 23 min
age/Class-A. CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
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another man's treas-
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(877)843-8726-(02037-SC
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Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025


Fantastic Business Opportu-
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ters Provides a unique
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$50,000 FREE CASH
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school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.

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

Loans by phone. Up to $1000
in 24hrs. No Credit Check!
Bank Account Req.
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attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


SNOW HIRING

Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
*Certified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in account-
ing and automotive experience helpful)
Full Time Experienced Title Clerk

Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue Ls Belle Glade, FL 33430
Call 561-992-4000


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Excellent career advancement
opportunity! Previous super-
visory experience req., Exp.
Charge Nurses/Unit Manag-
ers/ADONS encourage to ap-
ply. NEW HIGHER SALARY
RATES!
LPN's
EMT's
RN 7p-7a
1 Hendry Correctional
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Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
is a privately owned national
provider of contracted medi-
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facilities. We offer competi-
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and a truly rewarding envi-
ronment that promotes the
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DIVORCE & INCORP $99 Plus
paternity & other family law
forms. Fast, reliable & accu-
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DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
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signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
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Tech. Established 1977.
DIVORCES $275+$350 *
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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 150x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
-electric, secure on Comme-
reio St. 350 ft. from Clewis-
ton Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979.

Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CQND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
(863)674-0467.
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.
(863)467-4982 or
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CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50. (863)763-7358
CHEST FREEZER- Small floor
model. $50. (863)946-1481


DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigi-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER,
Upright, $100.
(863)635-1794
Sunrise Appliances
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
401 US Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, FL'
(863) 946-2666

WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
.sep. (561)629-3781
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
.sep. (863)675-0810


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TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
(863)467-1788
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
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BOOKS, Assortment from Ro-
mance to E rin:. hp ip'1
10-20 boxes. $100..
(863)635-3439
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
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Call (813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
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33607.


Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster(trademark)
Buildings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect Gar-
age/Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'..Example: 50 x
100 x 12 = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.


FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
(863)467-0877. -
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-'
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.

METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.'
S(863)610-2190.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.


WINDOWS 3, Double paned,
3'x6' Single hung: $150,
Will separate.
(863)763-3693.


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yItems 055


CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.


WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbl, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031


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F 'I'll


PFALTZGRAFF.Brown Drip
Glaze Dishes. 107 pieces.
$100. (863)635-2983 Leave
Message.


WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p


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BARBIE DOLLS, 3, All new in
boxes. $500 for all, neg.
(863)805-0303
COMPUTER E-MACHINE-
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" monitor,
$200.(772)461-8822
PAINTING Of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupiter
'50's. $200. (772)461-8822


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COMPUTER-.Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$100. (863)843-0158
COMPUTER MONITOR- Dell,
17", E773.. New, never used.
Still in box. $100.
(863)763-1527.
COMPUTER SET COMPLETE
E-Machine $175.
(863)467-8797
PRINTER/SCANNER/COPIER
Works great. Like new. $50.
(8631805-0303


BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood King size, Lighted
Hiad board. $500.
(863)675-3699.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low'Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.
(863)763-5316
GOLF 'CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
$300. (863)467-5756.


GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632
GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
firm. (863)946-0296
RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
Ban very low serial #, Extra
mags, $599.
(863)763-5110.



STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
(863)467-2292.
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
fann-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695)... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149



PATIO SET- 6 chairs, 2 tables
& cushions, $200.
(863)674-1105.


BRAND NEW COMPUTER Bad
Credit? No Problem! You're
approved. Guaranteed. No
Credit Check Checking ac-
count required.
(800)507-4855 Blue Hippo
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bonus.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
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FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.
(863)674-9986


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT SYS-
TEM includes standard in-
stallation. 3 MONTHS FREE
50+ Premium Channels.
Access to over 225 chan-
nels! Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
LYCOMING 0-290 Aircraft
125HP Engine Serial
#1576-21. Starter & alter-
nator removed. No logs. Ex-
cellent use for Air Boat.
$3,250. Neg. 850-871-4077
The Lowest Prescription Pric-
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PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331


KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
(863)357-6825.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 7
wks, CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
863-610-1863.
DOG KENNEL- Chain linked.
6'x6'x10' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.

GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156.


RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell
separate. (863)635-4690.
Frostproof.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-3753.

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luxe. Never Used. Includes
Cover. Will Deliver. Full War-
ranty. Can Finance W.A.C.
Payments Under $100 per
Month. In a Hurry. Call-
(800)980-7727.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


?INGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$50. neg. (863)467-7659
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:BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
(863)763-9796.


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Television


CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
:MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
: $80. (863)467-8797
:THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
a 2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
Sspkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.
aTV/VCR Combo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
adjusting, $30.
(863)467-6805
na


JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
Today's classified.


IXBOX GAME CONSOLE inc.
k 1 controller, power cord, a/v
k cable no games incl., $120
firm. (863)673-5206



EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
k Kills germs Easy to use
$135 (863)763-8149
'VACUUM CLEANER Oreck
Buster portable With all at-
k tachments. $30.
(863)467-6548


WANTED: FL ART
t A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.


(772)562-5567


'Agriculture


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
-. 2 aarm-Services
Offered 825
Farm Suspplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
k Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865
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iHORSE- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
$300. (863)675-3008.
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
t 31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
, $1200. (863)227-0367.



BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
i (863)674-0212.
'FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0 .
(863)675-1914/673-1846
iPATIO TABLE, Round, Wright
Siron, 4 chairs. $45.
, (863)763-7358


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


Rentals I


. -- -- -- .
. Apartments 905
' Business Places 910
' Conumercial
,Property 915
' Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
' Farm Property -
L Rent 925
; House Rent 930
, Land Rent 935
-- Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
SStorage 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.



MEDICAL OFFICE
SPACE For Lease
Approximately 1200 sf
Close to Hospital
& next to
Social Security office
(561)262-6878


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BOAT/RV STORAGE
Covered Bays
Reasonable Rates
Obispo Ave, Clewiston
Across from Sheriffs Dept.
AJ's Secure Self Storage
(863)634-1546


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Rentas I'll


A Gatlinburg Hot-tub Cabin -
Secluded! Sunbathe, soak in
your heart-shaped Jacuzzi.
Midweek 5-riight special
from $395. Weddings from
$1 99. Reunion lodge,
$595/night. (800)726-0989
www.gocabins.com.
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FOR SALE BY OWNER in Pio-
neer 2.5 Acres, House, Pool,
Fence & more. $259,900.
305-970-4111.
LaBelle, in town, nice area,
1 BA with ceramic tile -floor,
kit., dining room & bedroom,
hardwood oak floors, int.
walls tongue & groove knot-
ty pine, encl. carport, .laun-
r rm, lots of shade trees
w7oaks, sable palms & cit-
rus on 4 city blocks,
$185,900 by owner.
863-675-8038.


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

MONTURA LOTS 4 SALE
Call Karen Sandelli
@ Barton Realty
(863)228-0627


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking & ca-
noeing. Preconstruction dis-
counts, limited
time. From mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
FORECLOSED GOV'T HOMES
S0 or Low down' Tax repos
and barivrupiies' No Credit
0 K $0 10 low down. For
lisriijs (8006501-1777 ext.
1299
GOLF VIEW BARGAIN! $198/
'no Iicely wooded home-'
.IeI ir upsi: *ie gollt commu-
rily i'io e in Ire Carolina
mounmrii ba trerw Ashville,
NC 3nd Greenville, SC. A
-sanciioneid Golf Digest
Teaching Facility, Call toll-
iree 186.6)33-4-3253 x863.
www.cheroieevalleysc.com
Price: $49 900. 10% down,
bi fin 12 mo @ 4.49%
lied orie yr balloon, OAC.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing a3 689.900 Gorgeous
laKelront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
S800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
,,ww.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
MIGHTY TENNESSEE River--
view "Bluff" Home. North
Alabama. $254,000. Lake
Guntersville 69,100 Acre
Lake "Waterfront" Home.
Place for Boathouse. North
Alabama. $325,000. Debbie
Mathis Realty.
(888)574-2525.
NC MOUNTAINS- Panoramic
views and mountain streams
in high elevation between
Boone and Asheville. Tracts
range 1-5 acres with access
and utilities from $49,900.
(800)455-1981, x.148.
Prime Texas Hill Country
25-30 ACRE RANCH PROP-
ERTIES. Huge oaks, views-
great horse property.
.Amenities include guest
houses, pool, tennis court,
barn, riding arena, more. Ex-
cellent location near Austin
& San Antonio. From $219k.
Tremendous oppty, call now
(866)937-2624, x113. -
SO. GA. COASTAL PROPERTY
3+ AC of Deepwater Ocean
Access from $345/ mol
Ready to build in gated com-
munity w/ many amenities.
Near St. Simon's and Jack-
sonville: -Call now!
(877)426-2326. ext 895
*Monthly payments of
$344.57 based on $79,900
w/ 10% down. Interest- only
pmnt. w/5.75% fixed rate for
2 yrs. Converts to a 15- yr
variable loan. Rates subject
to change w/out notice. Void
where prohibited.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na Montana 4.7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions-of
acres of national forest
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena,
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(406)581-2125.


NEED CASH??
I Buy Houses, Land, Campers,
-Boats or anything, any con-
dition. (863)228-2761.


Wa-ehouse
Space10,1


MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$1,500 neg. (352)754-8514.


Mobile Homes



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


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


- I I200'


BUCKINGHAM, 3BR, 2BA,
split floor plan, 1639 sq. ft.,
fully furnished. $53,000.
239-229-2116 or 229-2028
DW MOBILE HOME
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., Liv. Rm.,
Din. Rm., Screened porch &
2nd. porch. Laundry Rm.
$45,000. (863)805-5256
or (863)599-0626
Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106


LABELLE- 2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard, $80,000. Quite
neighborhood. Call for de-
tails 863-234-9540.



OFCLEWMISMN

1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,


Appliances,
Screen Room &
Shed
$69,900

2)3/2 DW
Montur d
Ho
Roof, led,
Ke rive-
wa kennel,
shed,
See
$73,000

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

4)Tropical #250
2/1, New Carport,
AC & Appliances
$18,900

2160W. Hwy. 27 aewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
0 cHampion


New & Used
.Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106

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


Recreation

KiTirTii!


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


BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
est offer. (863)675-6738
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
(863)414-0787.


COLEMAN POP-UP- 1996,
sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much morel $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


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BIG DISCOUNTS1II
Brechenridge
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenrildge:
Front Idtchen.
List Is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only it
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 In Fort Meyers.
Betwn AIco/Codtscrew Rd.

DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633


FORD '66, 352 Big Block,
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
(863)441-4534
OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
(239)324-2891.
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R1 6. Tubeless.$25forall4.
(863)357-0371


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Rialta Motor
Home, '99
43k ml., towing pkg.,
new tires, fully equipped,
road ready, $35,000
(863)674-0898
Snr Ve les/
ATgs 3035


GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
(863)467-7657.
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960


Recreation

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' utomobies


CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, A/C,.
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
(863)610-2190
DODGE INTREPID '97, Sport,
A/C,. P/W, Runs good.
$1200. (863)824-6781.
DODGE NEON'98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
(863)697-2622.
HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
Runs good. Cold A/C. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
or (863)697-0191
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
$3500 863-675-3776
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
(863)801-1724.
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded, Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '92,
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
(863)763-5154.
SUZUKI SAMURAI JEEP '93,
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
$1000. (863)261-2063.
THUNDER BIRD '95,V8, All
power. $1500.
(863)835-6230
TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.


Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
striebelautosales.com
FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
(8 63)634-1 077
00-966-3511 ext. 173


FORD BRONCO, '87 4X4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
-runs but needs work. $2500
(863)634-4338


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063,
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (8631824-0878


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BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5", $75. (863)763-3451.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.


CHEVY 350 auto Flat
. bed/Utility. Runs good, 1400
or best offer.
863-697-6812.
DODGE PU,'84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600
(863)467-6805..
FORD F150 1998, 4X4, Ext.
Cab. $8500. 863-675-3776
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
Stood 70K original miles.
3000. 863-634-0379.
FORD F250 XLT, '99, Diesel,
Super Cab, 147K, Runs Per-
fect. $11,500. or best offer.
(863)946-1917.
NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.


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BID SOLICITMTION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws ol
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Clewlston Drainage District, a drainage dis-
trict organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands with-
in Henry Count# has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the requirements
of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during the year be-
ginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth day of Sep-
tember, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessment per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said Districtfortheyear20 5.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drain-
age District will meet at 1:45 RM., Tuesday, May 10, 2006, at the office of the
Secretary of the District in Clewiston, Florida, for the purposes of hearing objec-
tions and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the purpose of transact-
ing such otherbuslness as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
C EWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
B/s/Dwight R. Graydon
General Manager/Sec. Treasurer
50847 CGS 4/28/05


(CONTRACT NO. E1E85) COUNTY POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 417974-1-52-01;
oImprovements consist of adding turn lanes, widening, and drainage Improvements
on SR 555 (US 17). (Approx 50 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
DAWNANN ROBERTS, dawntn robertsOdot state us (863) 519-2227. BUD-
GET AMOUNT $134,931.00. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E1E86) COUNTY POLK: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
414911-1-72-01; Work consists of highway signing Installation and replacement
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
863) 519-4315. BUDGET AOUNT $70,000.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS. PLEASE NOTE: FUNDS APPROVAL
ARE CONTINGENT UPON LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E87) COUNTY POLK, HIGHLANDS & OKEECHOBEE: FINANCIAL
PROJECT NO 414947-1-72-01; Work consists of long line roadwaystripin. (Ap-
prox 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: DAVID BARTHLE
(863) 519-4315. BUDG ETAMOUNT $333,000.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIRCATIONS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E89) COUNTY GLADES & HENRY: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO.
418979-1-72-01 & 418980-1-72-01; Work consists of removal and placement of
Thermoplastic and RPM's. NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON
(863)674-4027. (Appmox 365 CalendarDays). BUDGETAMOUNT$100,000.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1EB9I COUNTY GLADES & HENRY: FINANCIAL PROJECT, NO
414882-1-72-01 & 414883-1-72-01; Work consists of miscellaneous concrete,
side drain pipea, mitered end section and sidewalk repairs. (Appmx 365 Calendar
Days NO: .PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863)674-4027. BUDGET
AMOUNT $250,000. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR SPECIFICATIONS.
Cheryl Sanchlous, District Contracts Administrator
Bid Solicitation Notice In accordance with Chapter 337 F.S.
51045 ON/CGS 4/28;5/5/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Clewiston Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Board will meet at 5:30
p.m, on Monday, May 9; 2005 in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of this public
meeting is to review and'consider an application from the Hendry
County Board of County. Commissioners requesting a special
exception of permitted land uses pursuant to Section 110-61 of the
Clewiston City Code. The applicant is requesting approval to allow
a convenience store, a restaurant, and a bait/tackle shop on proper-
ty formerly designated and used as "Wayside RV Park." This spe-
cial exception is in conjunction with an application to have the zon-
ing and future land use designations on this property changed from
"Public" to "Multiple Family" Residential. The affected property is
located at 901 North Francisco Street in the northeast quadrant of
the City as more clearly delineated in the map shown below.
The City Commission will hold a "PUBLIC HEARING" on May
16, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
W. Ventura Avenue to consider the recommendation of the P&Z
Board and take action on this request.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the pub-
lic hearing. Any person requiring a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in these meetings because of a disability or physical impair-
ment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the
City Manager's Office at least five calendar days prior to the sched-
uled meeting:

Michael Rearic
Building Official


EAST BEACHWATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that In accordance with the provisions of. the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of East Beach Water Control District, a water
control district, organized and existing under the Laws of Floridda, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a-Budget showing
the requirements of the District for maintenance, operations and administration
during year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirty
eth day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the
amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be avied upon the
lands within said District forthe year2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretar
of the District in Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of East Beach
Water Control District will meet at 1:15 o'clock RM., Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
at the office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, lorida, for the purpose
of hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget, and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may property come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.OF
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/Roger Hatton
President
50891 CGS 4/28/05


Bartow, Rortda
April19, 2005
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Thursday, May
19, 2005 at the District Office, State of lorida Department of Transportation, 001
North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Floridda 33830 for the following work, Bids received
will be opened and publicly read aloud In the Planning Multi-Purpose Conference
Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to
State of Ftoda Otpsrtmenl of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Atto : -
tflct Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount Is greater than
$250,00.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-quallfied as re-
quired by Florda Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
--.NOTE-..
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
day, May 18, 2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday,
May 13, 2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS AND/OR BID
DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863) 534-7172. THIS FORM
MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT WWW DOT STATE FL US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRA-
II RIC ST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION MEETING
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS ONLY.
YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR INTENT TO ATTEND
THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED
FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2005 AT 2:00 P.M. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS RE-
GARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER
I lTEn A LOn DI carE SEVISI nURn eerr rTn cmeOTen cnI nun OUR PnuPCMn


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DISON
TRAVIS LOFTON and KELLY LOFTON,
husbandsand wife,
Plaintiffs,


vs.


CASE NO. 04-1035-CA


ROBERT DEAN REED and MARILOU REED, deceased, individually and as husband
and wife; AUBURN B. DUNCAN and NORMA J. DUNCAN, individually and as hus-
band and wife; RUBY H. BRUECKNER, Individually, and if married, unknown spouse
if living; ANNIE B. DAVIS, individually, and if married, unknown spouse if living; and
any known or unknown parties who may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, gran-
tors, trustees or other claimants, by, through, under or against tham, any right, le,
or Interest in the following described property, situate, lying, and bein Hendry
County, Florida.
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: Robert Dean Reed and
Manlou Reed
735 Meadowview Drive
Villa Hills, Kentucky 41017


or Robert Dean Read and
Manlou Reed
6969 Trenton Frankln Road
MIddletown, Ohio 45042


Auburn Duncan & Norma J. Duncan
1003 College Avenue
Jackson, Kentucky 41339


Ruby H. Bruckner& Annie B. Davis
329 Live Oak Lane
Galle, Forida 32935
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet fille on the following described properties
In Hendry County, Florida, to-wit.
Parcel 1: The West one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township
30, Township 44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida;
Parcel II: The East one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 3O-Township
44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida; .,
Parcel III: The West one-half ofthe Southeast one-quarter of the Southeast oae-quarter
of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 30, Township
44 South, Range 28 East, Hendry County, Florida.
has been filed a inst you, and you and requairrequed to serve copy of written defenses, if
any, to t on Kenneth K. Thompson, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1150 Lee
Boulevard, Suite 1, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936, on or before May 31, 2005, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court, at the Lee County JaBlcee
Center, 1700 Monroe Street Fort Myers, Florida'33901, either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against
you forth relief demanded in the complaint.
WffNESS MY hand and seal of this Court on this 15th day of April, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER,
CLERK OF COURT
By:/s/Hamnond
as DeputyCle4


51004 CGS 4/28;5/5,12,19/05


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Good condition. $5,900.
(863)610-1675.
Dodge 1500 Cargo Van, "95,
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alarms, A-1 cond. $2000.
(863)357-6640


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public.
Legal Notice 5500


Il 1 Not ice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.2005-040-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GARY JAMES HAINLEY,
Deceased


NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GARY JAMES HAINLEY, deceased,
File No. 2005-040-CR is pending in
the Circuit Court t or Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, Florida 33975. The names and
addresses of the Personal Represen-
tative and the Personal Representa-
Shie's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the Will, the
qualifications of the Personal Repre-
sentati, venue, or jurisdicton of this
Court are required to file their objec-
tions withthis Court WITHIN THE LAT-
ER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ONTHEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the.first publication of this
Notice Is April 28,2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 903-1973
FRodda Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representlve:
JEFFREY S. CAULKINS
229 Via del Aqua Avenue
Clewiston, lorida 33440
51021 CGS 4/28;5/5/05


CITY OF CLEWISTON
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT TO
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
NOTICE OF LAND USE CHANGE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Florida Statues,
the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a
public hearing on May 9, 2005 In the Commission Chambers,
115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, at 5:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as the issue may be heard to consider the following:,


The said Budget Is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, orida. The Board of Supervisors of Pahokee Water
Control District will meet at 9:15 o'clock A.M., Wednesday, May 11,2005, at the
office of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the pur-
pose of transacting such other business as may property come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/ Kenneth McOuffie
President
50840 CGS 4/28/05


Adoption of a proposed small scale amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan (2005-S1) reflecting a change to the future
land use category Imposed on two contiguous parcels of prop-
erty from Public" to "Multiple-Family Residential." If adopted,
the amendment will be accomplished by proposed OrdInance
No. 2005-03 which will cause the parcels to be shown end cat-
egorized as "Multiple Family Residential (R-3) on the Future
Land Use Map. The parcels are located at 901 North Francisco
Street in the northeast quadrant of the City as delineated In the
map shown below.


PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that In accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake Water Control District, a drain-
age district organized and existing under (he Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing
the requirements of the District for maintenance, operation and adminstraition
during the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the
thirtieth da of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the
amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the
lands within said District for the year 2005,
The said Budget Is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the Distriat at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Pelican Lake
Water Control District will meet at 10:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 11,2005, at the
office of the Secretary of the District In Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget, and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OFSUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY Isl Kenneth McDuffie
President
50867 CGS 4/28/05

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


KYLE AUSTIN LEE,
Plaintiff(s), ,


Case File No. 05-303CA


V.
CHARLES WESTON and ALICE WESTON,
individually and as husband and wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHARLES WESTON and ALICE WESTON, Individually and as husband wife, their
unknown spouses, widows, widowers, heirs devisees creditors, grantees, and all
parties having or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any all persons
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 LOTS) 3, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP # 4-10-43-29-020-2047-0030
Parcel 2 LOTS) 4, BLOCK 2047, UNIT 2, PORT LABELLE
STRAP # 4-10-43-29-020-2047-0040
Notice ls hereby given go each of y outhat an action to quiet titletothe above de-
scribed property has been filed against you and you are required to serve your writ-
ten defenses on Plaintiffs attorney, BILL MCFARLAND, RA,, RO. BOX 10157
CAPE CORAL, FL 33910, and file original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry
CoutyR, PO.BOx 1760, LaBeile, FL 33975 on or before MAY 31,2005, or other-
wise a datault udgment will be entered against you for the relief sought In the Com-
plaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in a news-
paper of general circulation published In Hendry County, Florida.
Dated this 21st day of April, 2005.
B.BarbarS. Butler
Deputy Clerk
By S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for the Plaintiff
RO.Box101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Ra. Bar No, 195103
CGS 04/28;05/05,12,19/05


NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT


The Department of Envrlmonmental Protection gives notice of Itsb preparation of a draft
Permit for The Graham Dairy Farm to construct Improvements and operate a deay
farm wastewater treatment and disposal system. This facity Is located at side
26 deg. 51'14' N, longitude 81 dag. 09'41' W, West of Moorse Haen, Nortl of US
Hwy 27, Moore Haven, Florida 33471 in Glades County.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the draft permit of the De.
artment or may submit a written request for a public meeting to Charles Denaull,
South District Office, Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, .FL 33902 -2549 tIn accor-
dance with Rule 62-620.555 of the Florida Administrative Code. The comrnnt or
request for a public meeting must contain the Informaion set forth below and must
be received in the South within 30 days of publication of this nice. Failure to sub
mit comments or request a public meeting within this time period shall conitte a
waiver of any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public
meeting under Rule 62-020.555, Fodda Administrative Code:
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following Informa-
tion:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number, the applicanres name
and address, the Department Permit ile Number and the county In whioh the pro-
enct is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department action or proposed action
was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider In making the final deci-
sion;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the De-
partment action or proposed section; and,
(a If desired, a request that request that a public meeting be scheduled including statement of
the nature of the Issues proposed to be raised at the metng Howwr,tht Opart-..
ment may not always grant a request for a public meeting, wTtf, wittecomr-
mants should be submitted within 30 days of.pubaiaon of thto notice, even t
public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting Is scheduled the public comment period Is rklKd sail l'4I0 '-1 't .
of the public meeting. If a public meeting Is held any pean may ueai malu or
written statements and data at the meeting on the Oepartmrtf proposed aco. As a
result of significant public comment the Department final action may be different
from the position taken by it In this draft permiL
The permit application file and supporting dat am available for public In dure
ing normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.mm Monday thmog F-day,excpt
legal holidays, at South District Office, Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, FL
33902-2549, Tel. (239)332-6975.
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EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of East Shore Water Control District, a drainage
district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and eanmbracing lands
within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirements of the District for maintenance, operation and admisltratlion during.
the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth
day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amountrdof
Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be leied upon the lands with-
in said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Belle Glade, Floridda. The Board of Supervisors of East Shore Wa-
ter Control District will meet at 10:15 A.M., Wednesday, May 11,2005, at the of-
fice of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may properly come before sald
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/Gene Dodgen
President
50861 CGS 4/28/05


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, April 28,2005


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NOTICE
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Let it be known that I, Olangelo L. Hu-
ston, PO. Box 513. Clewiston, FL, am
no longer responsible for any debts in-
curred by anyone other than myself
from this day forward.
Diangelo L. Huston
DATED: 4/21/05
50829 CGS 4/28/05

NOTAWAENT

It is the intent of Five Smooth Stones,
Inc. to petition the Palm Beach County
Board of County Commissioners to
vacate and abandon portions of three
unnamed road rights-of-way between
Tracts G and H, Tracts H and I and
Tracts I and J within the Plat of Os-
ceola Groves records in plat book 20,
page 30, located approximately two
miles south of the Port Mayaca Bridge
over the St. Lucie Canal 1(44) on the
east side of State Road 98/441.
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LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
lic auction on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. at
2190 NW 16th St., Belle Glade:, FL:
2000 Ford 4dr
VIN #1FAFP5324YA176464
51027 CGS 4/28/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
You are hereby notified that Twin
Lakes Estates will sell the mobile
home described below "AS IS" to
the highest bidder.
14'x65' bluish Singlewide Mobile
Home, 3bed/2bath with kitchen &
living room.
For more details contact Eloy at Twin
Lakes Estates 863-983-6293. The
home was previously owned by
Cheryl Collett. The sale will be held
on Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 6:30
p.m on Lot 15 at Twin Lakes Es-
tates in Clewiston.
51037 CGS 4/28:5/5/05

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
ANNUAL MEETING OF

CONTROL DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to call of the Board
of Supervisors of Pelican
Lake Water Control District,
the rescheduled Annual
Meeting of the Landowners
of Pelican Lake Water Con-
trol District for the year 2005
will be held at their office lo-
cated at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm
Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
at 10:30 A.M., in the fore-
noon for the purpose of:

1. Electing one (1) Supervisor
for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports
and taking such action with
respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and;
3. Transacting such other
business as may come be-
fore the meeting.

If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to
any matter considered at the
meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which
the appeal is made.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie,
President


NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that
pursuant to call of the Board
of Supervisors of East Shore
Water Control District, the
Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of East Shore Water
Control District for the year
2005 has been rescheduled
to meet at their office locat-
ed at 2832 N. Main Street,
Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on
Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
at 10:00 A.M., in the fore-
noon for the purpose of:

1. Electing one (1) Supervisor
for a term of three (3) years,
2. Receiving annual reports
and taking such action with
respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine, and; -
3. Transacting such other
business as may come be.
fore the meeting.

If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to.
any matter considered at the
meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which
the appeal is made.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY:/s/Gene Dodgen,
President


SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT

Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the land-
owners of South Shore
Drainage District, has been
rescheduled to meet
Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
at 9:30 A.M., at the office of
said District located at 2832
N. Main Street, Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County, Florida,
for the purpose of:

1. Electing one Supervisor for
a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports
and taking such action with
respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other
business as may come be-
fore the meeting.

If a person decides to appeal
the decision of the Board of
Supervisors with respect to
any matter considered at the
meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure
that a.verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which
the appeal is made.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE
DISTRICT .
BY:/s/Bazil K. Anderson,
President


Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will meet at 5:30
p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2005 in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West
Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be three requests:
1)a request from Manon Thivierge for a variance from the restrictions of City Code
Section 110-124 in order to build an addition on her home. The home is located on
lot 21, block 170, A.K.A. 338 E. Circle drive, Clewiston, ,
2)a request from PJ. Mahoney for a variance from the restrictions of City Code
Section 110-437 in order to operate a home based business in a R1-A zone. Thc
home is located on lots 5 and 6, block 15, A.K.A. 629 E. Avenida Del Rio, Clewis-
ton.
3)A request from Daniel Weekley tor a variance from standards on R1-A property
located at 734 E. del Monte, specifically lots 23 and 24 of block 10, as patted in the
General Plan of Clewiston.
4) A request from Chet Douthit for a variance from the restrictions of Section 110-438
in ornerto build a garage adjacent to hi home located at 608 E. Pasadena, A.K.A.
lots 27,28,29, and 30 of Block 160, of the General Plan of Clewiston.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommendations
of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on May 16,
2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting.and
the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding the hearing or anypler-
son requiring a special accommodation because of a disability or physical Impair-
ment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the Building
Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
50926 CGS 4/28/05


SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Forida, the Board of Supervisors of South Florida Conservancy District, a drain-
age district organized ans existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing
lands within Palm Beach County and Hendry County, has caused to be prepared
a Budget showing the requirements of the Distdct for maintenance, operation and
administration during the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and
ending on the thirtieth day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other thingS,
shows the amount of Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied
upon the lands within said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the Distict in Belle Glade, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of South Florida
Conservancy District will meet at 11:!5 o'clock A.M., Wednesday, May 11, 2005,
Sat the office of the Secretary of the District in.Belle Glade, Florida, for the purpose
of hearing objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the
purpose of transacting such other business as may property come before said
meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY-DISTRICT
BY: /s/Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
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REQUEST FOR PROF SAL RFP CN050085
GENERAL SURVEY SERVICES
Tie Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, will receive sealed
proposals up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on Wednesday, June 1,2005 for General
Survey Services. This RFP is issued subject to the legal requirements established
under the Consultants' Competitive Negotiation Act, Section 287.055, FL Statutes.
An OPTIONAL PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, May 11,
2005 at 10:00 a.m., at SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Rd, WPB, FL, B-1
Bldg, Storch Rm. for all interested respondents.
All proposals must conform the instructions in the RFR Interested respondents may
obtain a copy of the complete RFP at the above address; by downloading the solici-
tation from our website at ww wmd. by calling 561)682-2715; or by calling
the 24-hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290. The public is invited to attend the pro-
posal opening. Further information on the status of this solicitation can be ob-
tained on our web site www.sfwmd.gov.

, i fI ... ,. i .I ,, : r' i: H. Bdg., Kissimmee
River Conf. Rm,
Alternate Date. Friday, July 8, 2005, 8-5, SFWMD Hqtrs, B-2 Bldg., Kissimmee River
Conf. Rm.
All public meetings will be held at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms
referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing the South Flori-
da Water Management District, Procurement Department, RO. Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, Florida, 33416-4680. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need
assistance may contact the District Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business
days in advance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.
Should one or more members of the evaluation committee need to attend any of the
meetings by means of communication media technology (CMT), the meetings will
be teleconferenced at the dates, times, locations and conference rooms referenced
-above. For more information, please contact Catherine E. Richards, Contract Spe-
cialist, at (561) 682-2813.
50911 ON 4/26 CGS 4/28/05


SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of South Shore Drainage District, a drainage
district organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands
within Palm Beach County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the re-
quirements of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during
the year beginning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth
day of September, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessments per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said District forthe year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
Sof the District at Belle Glade, Florida. The Board ofSupervisors of South Shore
Drainage District will meet at 9:45 A.M., Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at the office
of the Secretary of the District in Belle Glade, Florida, for the purposes of hearing
objections and complaints with respect to the said Budget and for the purpose of
transacting such other business'as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF THE
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY:/s/Bazil K. /Anderson
President
50852 CGS 4/28/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of LaBelle will be holding a pub-
lic auction for surplus items. The auc-
tion will be held on May 6, 2005 from
9:OOAM until noon at the corner of
Main Street and Euclid Avenue. The
items will be available for inspection
on May 5, 2005 from 1:00PM until -
5:00PM '., . o. .l I ,,, i ,i,,.i, i., or
direction j,.,,j ill 1 1, a Hiin at
863-675-2872.
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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to. age nine.


Slari phoro.Jose Zaragoza


Multi Culture Day at Glades Central
Celebrating the diversity at its own school, and throughout the world, Glades Central High
School staff and students presented a multi culture day at the gymnasium April 22. Flowing
robes of various lands, and the abundance of ethnic food and song and dance filled the gym
while students learned more of each other's culture. Booths lined the gym.


Palm Beach County Commissioner Addie Greene was on-hand at the multi culture event to
join students in the celebration of history and cultures. "We are a nation of immigrants," she
told students in the gymnasium. "There is a place in America for immigrants; there always
has been and there always will be."


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Masilotti Donates Palm Tran Buses
On April 21, Commissioner Tony Masilotti and Palm Tran officials donated two retired
Palm Tran buses to municipal recreation programs in Belle Glade and Pahokee. Accept-
ing the ceremonial key are Belle Glade City Manager Houston Tate (center) and Garage
Coordinator Bernard Harper (far right). Also pictured are Palm Tran Marketing Director
Lili Agee and Executive Director Chuck Cohen. Accepting the key for the city of Pahokee
is Ricky Lammons, bus driver for the city's Seniors on the Move program.


Staff photo/Jose Za
A group of dancers gave the audience a look into the dances of the Mexican people.


Swinging into victory


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