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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: June 9, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928

), Number 54 Thursday, June 9,2005


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At a Glance

Gala Night
The Hendry County Democ-
ratic Executive Committee
hereby announces our Jeffer-
son/Jackson Gala on Friday,
June 10. Social Time is 6:30
p.m. and dinner, catered by
Gator Hammock Catering, is at
7 p.m. The Keynote Speaker is
Senator Dave Aronberg and
there will be raffle drawings
along with the buffet dinner.
This Gala will be held at the
LaBelle Civic Center behind the
LaBelle City Hall Building on.
Highway 80 West. For further
information or tickets please
call 983-2960 or 675-6131.

Vacation Bible
SSchool
S Monday, June 13 through
Friday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m.,
there will be a vacation Bible
School Adventure at First Unit-
ed Methodist Church of Clewis-
Ston. The theme is A Serengeti
Adventure and will include a lot
of fun learning activities, crafts,
and games. There will be a light
supper served each night
beginning at 5:45 p.m. Call 983-
5269, for more information or
to pre-register.

Sugar Dolls have
summer classes
.The Clewiston Sugar Dolls
will be having summer classes,
starting on June 8, classes are
held' at Central Elementary
every Wednesday. Beginner
ages are 4-12, class is at 3 p.m.,
ages 13 and up, class is at 4
p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist
of baton twirling, dance pom-
poms, and new this year, flag
Sand flag corp. color guard. You
- mav-lake one class o:r all class-
es. Classes are .'25 per monlnth
Registration fee is $12, ricich
includes 'our insurance. For
more information, please call
Judy at (863) 677-0025.

Rainbow Trails
helps kids heal
The Hope. Hospice Rain-
bow Trails Camp for bereaved
children helps to heal young
hearts and change lives forever.
Clewiston area children
ages 6-16 who have had some-
one significant in their life die in
the past year are eligible to
attend the camp at no cost, on
Friday, June 10 through Sunday,
June 12.
Registration is now open.
For more information, call
(239) -489-9149.or (800) 835-
1673.

Free youth concert
Join the fun June 24 and
be.part of TGIF The Concert.
It will be held at World Mis-
sion Church, 217 E. Aztec
Avenue in Clewiston. For
questions, please call 983-
1070. Te invitamos este 24 de
Junio a que seas parte de
TGIF The Concert. Lugar Igle-
sia Misionera Mundial, 217 E.
Aztec Avenue, en Clewiston,
para preguntas Ilamar a 983-
1070).

Lake Level


City prepares with seminar


By Bill Fabian
Meteorology and hurricane
enthusiasts, in addition to con-
cerned community members
were on hand to view presenta-
tions by a dynamic range of
experts at Hurricane Expo 2005.
The evening of presentations,
discussions, and question and
answer sessions was organized by
the Emergency Management
Department of Hendry County.
Bo Pelham, Clewiston's Fire
Marshal, served as mediator and


introduced each of the speakers,
which included Red Cross repre-
sentative Lisa Waldon; Clewiston
Police Department's Kristine
Peterson; Sean Moore of WAFC
99.5 FM radio station; Kevin
McCarthy, Clewiston's director of
utilities; Hendry County Emer-
gency Management's Amy
Howard; hurricane expert Mark
Sudduth; and finally, Jim Reif,
meteorologist from ABC-7 in Ft.
Myers. The expo was held Thurs-
day, June 2, one day into the 2005


hurricane season.
Ms. Waldon, presenting on
behalf of the Glades area chapter
of the Red Cross, reported that the
Red'Cross would open shelters in
cases of emergency at Clewiston
Middle School and Labelle Middle
School. She also offered advice
that recommended a hurricane
evacuation plan, a survival kit,
training' (such as CPR certifica-
tion),, volunteering for prepara-
tions in the community, and, lastly,
giving blood. The Red Cross pro-


Summer Tumbling Camp: First day on the mat


Sian Phcios,' Ideybis Gonzalez

Above, Mrs. Mammen and
Ms. Escobar starting out
the tumbling class with
stretching and warm-ups.
Right,, Stretch it out!
Young tumblers work out
the kinks during the first
day of summer tumbling
camp while at the Clewis-
ton Performing Arts Cen-
ter. Below. Here is the
class learning how to do
"Frogs" Below right. Way
to go girls, excellent cart-
wheels!


vides active service during and fol- choose to evacuate the area, we
lowing an emergency such as a--assure you that we will be there to
hurricane, and can be reached in protect your home," she said. She
Clewiston by calling (863) 902- also stressed the importance of
1220. knowing utilities information for
Kristine Peterson, CPD's assis- certain cases of power failure, etc.,
tant chief, gave advice and reas- and urged residents to have that
surance from the law enforce- information on hand in case of
ment services in Clewiston. emergency.
"We at the Police Department Clewiston's WAFC 99.5 FM
will be standing shoulder-to- radio station was a very reliable
shoulder to help Clewiston resi- .source of local information and
dents through any sort of disaster,"
said the assistant chief. "If you See Hurricane Page 10


Clewistonl



beauties are



top queens


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Monica
Herrera (20) and Alexis
Rodriguez (17), both of
Clewiston were named as
Miss Florida Latina and Miss
Teen Florida Latina 2005, fol-
lowing the state competition,
which was held two weeks
ago in West Palm Beach.
Both girls had advanced to
the state finals after winning'
preliminary competitions in
Belle Glade and being named
Miss Latina of the Glades in
'February "..
Monica Herrera, who, is
currently majoring in psychol-
ogy at Palm Beach Communi-
ty College, also wants to be a


model-and that dream is on
the fast track to reality after
securing the state crown.
At stake for securing the
state title was an automatic
modeling contract with a
Miami modeling agency,
which Monica has firmly
grasped and will pursue with
enthusiasm after emerging
from a competition, which
featured 16 Latin beauties
from across the state.
But her journey has only
just begun as she prepares to
vie for the national crown. -:
"I'm really happy and look-
ing forward to going for the
See Pageant Page 10


City considers



future land use


By Bill Fabian
Future plans for commercial
development in Clewiston have
included consideration of the
property formerly used as the
Wayside RV Park, adjacent to
the Bass Capital properties near
Lake Okeechobee.
The parcel, located on
North Francisco Street, has
become a proposed site for
future commercial develop-
ment, which could allow for
future construction of a restau-
rant, bait and tackle shop, or
convenience store.
The current assessment of
the land was discussed by the
Clewiston City Commission at
its May 16 regular meeting, dur-


ing which a request to change
the future land use category
from public to multi-family resi-
dential was unanimously
approved by the board.
The request originated from
the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners, who
submitted an application to the
city of Clewiston to consider
adopting the land use change,
as well as an accompanying
Small Scale Comprehensive
Plan amendment, which
would be required to enact the
ordinance.
City Manager Wendell John-
son advised the commissioners
See Land Page 10


Parantha gets service award


14.73

feet
above sea
level


Index
Classifieds ...... .18-21
Opinion ......... .4
School ..............7
Sports ........... .9
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how to contactthe newspaper.

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By Bill Fabian
Clewiston High School's vale-
dictorian, Matthew Parantha,
won the second annual Philip
Thomas "Service Above Self"
award in recognition of his com-
munity service during his years at
CHS. The award will provide a
$2,000 scholarship for Matthew's
college studies during the next
two years.
Matthew was chosen from
among several very well quali-
fied applicants from the Senior
Class at CHS. His years of service
and activities at St. Margaret's
Catholic Church exemplified the
values of community service and
leadership that the award signi-
fies. Matthew received the award
in a presentation at the Rotary
Club meeting Monday, June 6.
"Service' above Self" is a
motto of the Rotary Club, which
has bestowed the award in the
past before a scholarship prize
was attached to it in 2003. Pre-
senting the award was Mr.
Mitchell Thomas in a ceremony


at the Clewiston Country Club.,
The award is dedicated to the
memory of Philip Thomas, a
1998 graduate of CHS. Philip dis-
played the idea of "service above
self" by volunteering to serve at
his church and by becoming an
Eagle Scout during his years at
CHS. After graduating from the
University of Florida, Philip
applied to serve in the Peace
Corps, and was chosen to serve
in Kenya in 2003.
Funded primarily by donors
from across the community, the
scholarship was dedicated by
Philip's parents, Mitchell and
Mary Thomas, after he passed
away in 2003, and was first
awarded to Jessica Moody in
2004.
The Thomas family wishes to
honor the memory of Philip's life
and his selfless acts of service by
encouraging current college-
bound students to serve the
community, and serve as role
models by volunteering in the
various opportunities that are
available to them.


"I want this to become an
opportunity to instill a new way
of life in the students of CHS, and
we hope that at the same time
there will be a great benefit to the
community," said Mrs. Thomas.
The application process is
becoming more competitive,
with seven students applying for
the award this year, she said.
Matthew will be working this
summer in Clewiston, and in the
fall will leave to attend St. Mary's
College in Maryland to study
Theology and Mathematics. In
addition to serving at his church,
Matthew also provided dedicat-
ed service at his school. As a
member of the National Honor
Society, Matthew provided tutor-
ing services for students until the
very last day of school, working
beyond the call of duty, accord-
ing to NHS sponsor Mrs. Brenda
Lopez. The Philip Thomas schol-
arship is one of many opportuni-
ties for high school students in
Clewiston to pay for continuing
their education after high school.


Staff Photo/Bill Fabian
Matthew Parantha accepts the Philip Thomas Service Above
Self award, sponsored by Rotary and donors from the com-
munity. The award was dedicated and presented by Mitchell
Thomas at the Rotary Club meeting Monday, June 6.


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Engagement


Courtesy photo
Happy Birthday Georgia
Happy "95" Birthday Grandma Georgia McBride. You have
been a blessing to us, Happy Birthday from your children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We love you.


Shutts and Lakatos
engagement
Ronald and Raygene Buff of
Clewiston are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Farrah Shutts to
Michael Lakatos, son. of Joseph
and Linda Lakatos of Belle Glade.
Farrah is employed by Midway
Corporation and owner of SunSa-
tional Tans.
Michael is employed by Glades
Alarm Service.
The wedding ceremony will be
held at 6 p.m.., June 18 at the
Community United Methodist
Church in Belle Glade.
The reception will be held at
The Belle Glade Elks Lodge
immediately following the cere-
mony. All family and friends are
invited to attend. After returning
from their honeymoon, the cou-
ple will reside in Belle Glade.


Farrah Shutts and Michael
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Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Fired New York Times reporter
Jayson Blair, let go after the San
Antonio Express-News accused
him of plagiarizing an article last
year, is writing a book about his
exploits, looking for a publisher
and trying to sign a movie deal.
He makes no apology for cashing
in on doing something wrong.
But if writing is not your thing,
run over revelers with your SUV.
NYC publicist, Lizzie Grubman,
mowed down 16 people with her
SUV and is back at work, more
successful than ever. Notoriety
brought her clients. Disgraced fig-
ure skater, Tonya Harding, once
famous for having someone beat
rival skater Nancy Kerrigan on the
knee with-a lead pipe before the
1992 Winter Olympics, stepped
into a boxing ring against Paula
Jones, former President Clinton's
onetime favorite civil servant. She
made big bucks doing it.
Other ways to become suc-
cessful and make money you
can always lie to Congress, prac-
tice mail and wire fraud, or leak
government secrets. -Check out


what's happening in the news
today.
For many, the step toward
fame and a financial fortune
begins with doing something bad.
They get caught, make the nation-
al news, temporarily face dishon-
or, disgrace and infamy. Then
they give interviews, tell all, say
they're sorry or not. Grant
more interviews and get contract
offers from publishers, movie pro-
ducers, TV or radio talk shows.
They find themselves quickly
restored to society, and make
loads of money.
This pattern is the new sce-
nario for success, American-style.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas
Mavericks, commenting on the
Kobe Bryant case, was quoted as
saying, "From a business perspec-
tive, it's great for the NBA. It's real-
ity television, people love train
wreck television and you hate to
admit it, but that is the truth, that's
the reality today." Perhaps he has
a point.
These days redemption is
cheap, and being disgraced isn't
so bad. People don't want to feel
bad about themselves, at least not
for very long, especially when


there's money to be made. We
are a people who want to feel
good about ourselves even after
doing wrong. According to USA
Today, what little suffering or
shame there is these days i1
wickedly foreshortened. A person
transgresses. He or she is caught,
briefly chastised and redeemed -
all in five minutes.
The five-minute redemption
might work for a quick fix, and it
obviously may be profitable, but it
doesn't satisfy God. One example
of this is seen with the people of
the prophet Isaiah's day. They
went through the motions of
faith, and then wondered why
there was no restoration. The
answer was: Their hearts weren't
into it. They performed the rites,
but only because they thought
doing so would cause God to help
them. Redemption had become a
tool, a means to an end. In other
words they sought redemption
because they thought it would be.
profitable for them. They didn't
make changes in behaviors that
mattered.
God sees the shallow heart for
what it is. Real justice didn't mat-
ter to the Israelites. Real reform


wasn't important. All that mat-
tered was the profit, not the
prophet. God didn't want their
sackcloth. God had no use for
their ashes, their false humility,
their quarreling or their fighting.
What God wanted was gen-
uine repentance, genuine
remorse, genuine reform. Turning
around to face God that is what
repentance really is. Turn from
darkness, turn to the light -
that's repentance.
God told the Israelites what
was needed help the poor, free
those in bondage, give food to the
hungry and clothes to the naked.
These are visible acts of faith and
repentance that arise only from a'
heart that has turned around to
face God.
Do these things, says the
prophet, and God will guide you
continually, and satisfy your
needs in parched places, and
make your bones strong and you
shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water, whose
waters never fail (Isaiah 58:11).
Do these things and life will be
good. With or without a book
deal.


Obituaries


James Ronaldo
Jones, 11
James Ronaldo Jones, II, 23, of
Canal Point, died Sunday, May 29,
2005. Born Sept. 22, 1981 in Paho-
kee, Florida, Mr. Jones had been a
lifetime resident of Canal Point. He
enjoyed computers, fishing and
diving.
He was preceded in death by
his father, James R. Jones.
Survivors include his mother,
Sharon (David) Sours, of Canal
Point, sisters, Jennifer (Keith)
Hickman of Okeechobee; nieces,
Jordan and Kalyn Hickman of
Okeechobee; grandmother, Cora
JBarnes of Trenton, New Jersey;
and a host of aunts, uncles and
cousins.
The family received friends at
the Funeral Home on June 3 frorri
10 a.m. until funeral service time
at 11 a.m.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.
Wilma Evelyn Warren
Wilma Evelyn Warren, 91, of
Branford, passed away June 1,
2005 in Branford. She was born
Jan. 8, 1914 in Fort Lauderdale to
Harney Altman and Delia Frances
Howell Altman.
Survivors include her son:
Leon H. Warren (Pat) of Pt. St.
Lucie, daughters: Velma E. Car-
rington (Fred) of Branford and
Laura Elizabeth Alford (Dean) of
Branford, sister: Hazel Reynolds of
New Bern, NC, Grandchildren:
Jeff Warren, Tammy Ballard, Char-
lie Warren, Brain Warren, Robert
Tyler, Naith Veal, Caroline Hill,
Tony Alford and Susan Flick and
15 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by
her; hus-hand, Luini'n J Warren
and sister, Edna Giese.
Funeral Services were held Sat-
urday, June 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle with Reverend John
O'Bannon officiating. Interment
followed at the Fort Denaud
Cemetery in LaBelle.
Mary 0. Miller
Mary 0. Miller, 94, of Belle
Glade, died Saturday, June 4, 2005
at Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Clewiston.
Mrs. Miller was born in Lily,
Florida in 1910. She had been a
resident of Belle Glade for over 60
years. Mrs. Miller was a member
of the First Baptist Church and the
Belle Glade Elks Club.
Survivors include her sons,,
Paul R. Miller, of South Bay; John
W Miller, of Belle Glade; daughter,
Jacquelyn V. Ceriale, of Auburn-
dale, Florida; 28 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren and seven
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednes-
day, June 8, 2005 from 10-11 a.m.
and service followed at 11 a.m. at
The First Baptist Church in Belle


Glade with Rev Gary Folds officiat-
ing interment followed at Hillcrest
Memorial Park in West Palm
Beach.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade.
Theodore "Pappa"
Larkin Beck
Theodore "Pappa" Larkin
Beck, 74, of Moore Haven, died
Friday, June 3, 2005. Born Oct. 17,
1930 to Theodore Martin and Ida
Marie Strickland Beck, he -had
been a lifetime resident of Moore.
Have. He served in the U.S. Army
and was a Korean War Veteran.
He was a member of the First Bap-
tist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Julie Warren.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of 38. years,, Wanda Faye
Whidden Beck of Moore Haven;
sons David L. Beck of Jacksonville,
Charlie Beck Dave W Beck and
Joey.Beck, all of Moore Haven;
daughters, Vickie *(David) Palladi-
no and Jennifer Beck of Moore
Haven and Evelyn beck of Jack-
sonville; 22 grandchildren; 16
great grandchildren; sisters, Bob-


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Emergency test
The Big Lake Amateur Radio tion relies on the generator
Club assists in the operations of capabilities there. Before the
the Hendry County emergency annual Field Day event, local
programs by providing skilled members will check antennas
communications operators to and feed lines that connect
get messages through in hurri- antennas to the radios in the
canes and other emergencies. shelter.
This month, club members Field Day is an exercise
will participate in "Field Day", a where radio stations across the
national exercise to test the nation operate for a 24-hour
emergency preparedness of our period under emergency condi-
communications networks and tions and attempt to communi-
their abilities to operate under cate with as many other emer-
emergency conditions. agency stations as possible. It
The principal communica- begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
tions site in Clewiston is at John June 25, and ends at 2 p.m. on
Boy Auditorium, where an ama- Sunday, June 26.
teur radio station is set up and The exercise includes putting
will be tested. up temporary emergency anten-
The center is prepared to nas when needed and operating
operate under emergency from batteries, solar power or
power conditions and the sta- generators, independent of the


session planned


usual sources of electricity. Dif-
ferent modes of communication
will be used, including voice,
telegraph, digital modes, inter-
facing computers with radio
transceivers and, in some set-
tings, amateur television sta-
tions.
A recent article in an amateur
radio journal emphasized that
having experience in handling
messages has proven to be the
most valuable asset when emer-
gencies strike.,
Often, messages go through
various formats (voice to tele-
graph, to computer-linked sta-
tions, back to telegraph or voice,
etc.) and that the practice
among communications opera-
tors is essential if the message is
to get through.


During the 24-hour period,
the stations will be open at the
John Boy Auditorium site. Every-
one is invited to come and see
this test drill in progress. Espe-
cially invited are those who
would. like to share in emer-
gency communications at one of
our hurricane shelters, whether
licensed as a radio amateur or
not.

The group hopes to provide
communications in the Clewis-
ton area, as well as an overall
plan for Hendry County and wel-
comes all who would be inter-
ested in playing a potentially life
saving role in our community
when needed.


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Stay safe when lightning strikes


This time of year, thunder-
storms are common. Lightning
is just part of life in Florida, and
the accompanying hazards
should be taken seriously.
Florida holds the record for
the most people killed by light-
ning each year. Between 1990
and 2003, of the 756 persons
killed by lightning in the United
States, 126 persons were in Flori-
da. Texas, which ranked number
two in lightning deaths, reported
52 fatal lightning strikes in that
same period.
While hurricanes may grab
the headlines, lightning kills
more people in Florida than any
other weather-related phenome-
na.
According to the National
Weather Service, no place is
completely safe during a light-
ning storm. (Lightning can even
strike people who are indoors.)
Some places, however, are safer
than others.
The safest place to be during


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a storm, according to the,
National Weather Service, is a
large, enclosed building. Once
inside a building, stay away from
electrical appliances and plumb-
ing fixtures.
Lightning can travel a great
distance through power lines or
phone lines. It is generally con-
sidered safe to use a cordless
phone, but the experts advise
against using a regular phone
during a lightning storm.
Open buildings, such as pic-
nic shelters are not considered
safe. Metal buildings, such as


storage sheds, are also unsafe.
If no suitable building is near-
by, an enclosed vehicle such as
an automobile, van or school
bus can be a good alternative.
Open vehicles, such as convert-
ibles, are not safe.
Inside the vehicle, roll up the
windows and avoid touching the
ignition, radio or doors until the
storm is over. Should lightning
strike the vehicle, the vehicle's
metal shell will conduct the
lightning around and away from
you. (It's only a myth that the
rubber tires provide insulation.)
Lightning can strike more
than 10 miles away from the
center of a thunderstorm. If you
hear a storm approaching, time
the delay between lightning and
the thunder. If there are 30 sec-
onds or less between the sound
of the thunder and the flash of
the lightning, you are within
striking range of the lightning
and should immediately seek
shelter.


Counting the seconds, how-
ever, does not always mean you
are safe because lightning can
sometimes strike beyond the
audible range of the storm.
That's why it's important to
check weather reports.
Most people who are struck
by lightning are not hit directly.
More often, they are struck by
current running through the
ground. This is called "side
flash".
The National Weather Service
provides the following tips for
treating lightning strike victims:
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Pro-
vide information about location
and about the lightning strike.
If the victim is in the open,
carefully move the victim to a
safer spot so the rescuers,will
not be in danger.
If the victim is not breathing
and has no pulse, start mouth-
to-mouth resuscitation and CPR.


Vacation getting away from it or taking it with us?


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewis-
tnn


serves as a perennial "leash"
and constant reminder that we
don't "get away from it all"
when it goes with us.


One vacation time, I was
John the Baptist had a direct asked where I was going and I
and abrasive style about him. He told the people at my Church
would call people "a brood of that I was going to tour the Euro-
vipers (Mathew.3:7)" and tell pean countryside. "What will
them that their old comfortable we do if we want to get a hold of
ways would no longer work you,". I was asked? I had no
(Luke 3:7f0. answer I didn't have a cell
Although ie' went off by thim- phone and made no hotel reser-
self, he still came to the attention vations in advance. I suggested
of the authorities and Herod did- that I could call in every so often,
n't like John's criticism even. but didn't know where I'd be
from a distance. John wound up staying or how, long it would
going to jail and was finally take me to get home.
beheaded. The trouble may well How often should I call in?
have been that when he left Nobody knew and I left names
town and wanted to get away of contact persons in cases of
from it all, he took himself with emergencies then took off
him! Now it's vacation time. "incommunicado" for a month.
Everyone is thinking once more Life went on. I took myself with
about "getting away from it all" me. I came home. I wanted to
and going to some favorite place, get away from it all and I did.
to have some peace and quite.' There were no tragedies and
A while ago, I called a man nothing drastic had happened.
on his cell phone number. He None, of the contact persons
told me he was driving across were called upon and all of the
South Carolina and was on vaca- potential "emergencies" never
tion. The ubiquitous cell phone happened.


Like John the Baptist, we take
ourselves with us whenever we
go anywhere. If we need to be in
touch, all well and good; but
don't talk about "getting away
from it all" because that's not it.
If we think people will tolerate;
our abrasiveness because we're
away from home, think again. If
we go somewhere and set out to
criticize others and expect them
to appreciate our insights, we'll
be disappointed.
That's not "getting away from
it all" but living the same way in
a different location. That would
be a vacation that wouldn't help
refresh, heal, help us grow, give
us something to share when we
returned. What I like to do is to
try to take a part of "me" on
vacation that I don't ordinarily
get to see. There is a part of me
that likes to explore science
museums or sample restaurants
or browse in stores where I can
find things that I can't find at
home.
I hope I'm more likely to see
something new or find a new
way of doing things and learn
something to take home. I know


I might be "trapped" on a long
plane flight or train ride, so I'll
plan for it and take some books
that I've been waiting to read but
never got around to reading at
home. In short, I don't want to
take "me" with me on vacation, I
want. to do something different
and think about different things.
Then the vacation becomes a
vacation:
Religious people have been
doing similar things for a long
time. They're called "retreats".
You leave your cell phone at
home and go off to a spot where
you can shift gears, and think
about new'things in a new set-
ting. That can be refreshing and
renewing.
People think about 'recre-
ational activities and I hope that
they can re-create in the true
sense of the word; doing some-
thing that is different, seeing
something that refreshes and
finding a new face of God's cre-
ation they hadn't seen before.
That fulfills my dream of "getting
away from it all" and being able
to be renewed by that special
time set aside every so often.


Volunteers needed for native vegetation plantings on WEA


WEST PALM BEACH The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission is looking for
volunteers to help plant native
trees and shrubs to enhance
wildlife habitat at the John C.
and Mariana Jones/Hungry land


Wildlife and Environmental
Area.
This volunteer effort is, Satur-'
day, June 11 from 7 a.m. until
noon.
John C. and Mariana
Jones/Hungry land Wildlife and


Environmental Area is just inside
the main gate in Martin County
off of County Road 711, 1.5 miles
north of Indiantown Road (west
of Jupiter Farms). Lunch to be
provided.
Volunteers should wear long


pants, long sleeves and close
toed shoes, bring sunscreen, a
hat, and water, and prepare to
get dirty. To volunteer for this
planting, contact Beth Morford
at (561) 625-5122, ext. 142.


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Mew Listing!!! 4 bedroom/3bath


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Call for list of available properties.
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863-228-1142


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Only $95,000.00


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and cross Fenced. @ $99,00.00


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5 Heavily Wooded Acres. @ $125K


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Everything like New, Immaculate,
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Speak Out

Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 983-9140
to express your opinion or ask a question about public
issues. You are not required to give your name. While we
want you to speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Show your American pride
Flag Day, June 14, is approaching. It would be nice if everyone
would display the flag that day. After 9-11, everyone got very patri-
otic and flew the flag. However, many of those flags are in sad
shape. It is improper and illegal to fly a flag'that is tattered and/or
torn. George Washington said, and I quote, "We take the stars
from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by
white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her and
the white stripes go down to posterity representing liberty."
No place to rest
A few weeks ago, (someone) put barricades of sort to keep
vehicles from pulling off of 80 before the turn onto 27. Not a great
idea. Many cars pull on the shoulder when they're undecided if
they want to go left or right at turn into Clewiston. All the bad
wrecks are not there, they are at the middle split, usually going
onto 80. Keeping cars from pulling off is just going to cause cars to
swerve when they realize they made a mistake. Many truckers
stop there when they're too tired to go on. Isn't this safer than
driving tired? They need to figure a safer way to get on and off of
80 and 27 than trying to prevent tired drivers from pulling off the
road.


Letters to the Editor


Safe ride
Dear Editor:
On behalf of the American
Legion Riders Chapter 130,
LaBelle, I wish to extend our
heartfelt gratitude to Hendry
County's Sheriff Ronnie Lee and
his deputies for providing an
escort for the chapter's Memorial
Day Bike Run through Hendry
County. Through sheriff's
endeavors, he made sure our
ride to render honors to every
veteran buried at Felda, Harlem,
Ridgelawn and Ft. Denaud
Cemeteries, was a safe ride. Our
thanks to Glades County's Sheriff
Stuart Whidden and his deputies
that provided a safe ride through
Glades County as our group paid
honors to the veterans buried at
the Ortona Cemetery.
For God and County, Richard
J. Marquith, Memorial Day Bike
Run Coordinator.

VFW thanks
community
Dear editor:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
is committed to remembering
and honoring the veterans who
sacrificed for our country. The
VFW provides compassion, car-
itng and service for disabled and
needy veterans and their depend-
ents through donations received
from the distribution of Buddy
Poppies. The Buddy Poppy is a
symbol of the sacrifices made in
the great conflicts for peace.


Poppies are assembled by dis-
abled veterans who helped fight
for our freedoms and all pro-
ceeds help fund rehabilitation
programs and the National
Home for Children where chil-
dren of disabled or deceased vet-
erans live in a home environ-
ment and are cared for daily.
Wal-Mart has consistently
been a company that participates
in local community activities and
the VFW Post 4185, in Clewiston,
would like to take this opportuni-
ty to say thank you for allowing
the Post Ladies Auxiliary and
Men's Auxiliary members to dis-
tribute Buddy Poppies at their


Community Profile: Wendell Johnson


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Q: What is your name?
A: My name is Wendell John-
son.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Bainbridge,
Georgia.
Q: What do you do?
A: I am the City Manager of
Clewiston, this is my second pro-
fession, I am retired from the U.S.
Air Force in 1990 and I just fell into
city government profession, and I
have been working here since
*1990. I started as a planner and I
have been city manager for 10
years now.
Q: Why do you do what you
do?
A: My skills and experience,
going back to my days in military
phase, I was an administrator,
and a human resource manager
in the job I had for 20 years in the
military. When I retired, I came
down to this very little town of
Clewiston, which am now an
administrator and which of
course this is something that
comes naturally to me. I enjoy
being around people, I think my
people skills are well developed:
It could be difficult at times, but
with the achievements that I have
made in the time I have been
,here, it's been very rewarding to
me, and I just enjoy it.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I am a down to earth kind of
guy, obviously mature in age, am


City Manager Wendell Johnson


in my twilight in age, my youth is
long gone, very easy to get along
with. I am a Christian, very open
minded in letting other people
voice their opinions. I try to lead
by example. I try to share my
experiences and my education
background with my employees
so they can also grow. I had excel-
lent supervisors that thought of
me a lot and I know I wouldn't be
where I am at, if it wasn't for
them. I have been married for 36


Harlem Highlights


Father's Day banquet
The Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of
Belle Glade, Florida cordially
invites each of you to their
Father's Day Banquet June 19.
Rev. Melvin Hines, pastor.


store. Prayer breakfast
.When we wear a Buddy Choir #1 of Mt. Calvary Mis-
Poppy, it is.evidence of our grati- sionary Baptist Church cordially
tude to the men and women invites each of you to join them
who have made it possibletolive fora prayer breakfast Saturday,
a life of freedom. The VFW Post June 25, at 7:30 a.m. An inspiring
4185 would also like to thank program has been planned for
everyone who donated to our your enjoyment. Breakfast will be
Buddy Poppy Drive and whoserved. Come on out and join us.
proudly displayed their thanks to Shirley Harris, choir president and
our nation's veterans. Rev. Dwayne E. Brown, pastor.


June 14 is Flag I
VFW Post 4185 will
Burning Ceremony.
can Flag is a sacred
our great country an
an American Flag tha
like to-have dispose
bring it to the Post lo
S. Francisco St. The F
Ceremony will be he
and the public is
attend.


Community Events


Foster parents

needed
HENDRY/GLADES The
Children's Network of South-
west Florida, the community
based care division of Camelot
Community Care, Inc. is holding
an orientation on "How to
become a Foster Parent/Adop-
tive Parent" on Tuesday, June 21
at the Department of Children
and Families, 485 East Cowboy
Way, LaBelle at 6 p.m.
Camelot Community Care,
Inc. serves as the lead agency to
transition child welfare services
to the private sector in Collier,
Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and
Glades Counties. Camelot Com-


munity Care, Inc. ha
with Family Preser
vices, Lutheran Servi
da, Ruth Cooper
Behavioral. Health C
Florida Baptist Child
to recruit more foster
our five county re
those interested in]
foster/adoptive fam
call (800) 89 FAMILY.
Flea Market

re-Opening
Moore Haven flea
re-open and will
their spaces for free
stuff. For more infor
(863) 227-6173 or
0037 and ask for Rice


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Reporr Bill Fabian
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Funeral services


d.symbol of Services for the late Mr. Paul
d if you have Vaughn Sr. were held Saturday,
it you would June 4, 2005 at 11 a.m. at New
>d of please Harvest Church, in Clewiston,
cated at 501 with Pastor Chuck Pelham office
Flag Burning eating. Reddick Funeral Home and
ld at 6 p.m. staff was in charge of arrange-
invited to. ments. Interment was in Harlem
Memorial Gardens Cemetery in
Clewiston.
Linda Meier He leaves a loving and devoted
wife of 40 years, Barbara J.
Vaughn; children: Angela John-
son (Joseph), Sabrina Dixon
(Claude)), Marlin Vaughn (Cyn-
thia), Eureka Whitehall (Ronald),
is partnered Paul V. Robinson (Montgomery,
vation Ser- AL), Viva Robinson (Kelvin), Paul
ices of Flori- Vaughn Jr. (Yolanda) and Snoop's
Center for Baby Girl, Seneca Vaughn.
are and the Sisters, Brothers- Mary
Iren's Home Williams, Betty Maiben of Alaba-
r families in ma; Willie J. Watins (deceased),
regions For Tommy "TC" Vaughn of Connecti-
begons. gor cut; Lenard "Beebug" Vaughn Jr.
becoming a (Menda, deceased) of El Paso, TX;
nily, please Vince Vaughn, Corean Farguhar-
son (Henry) of Jacksonville, Fla;
Evelyn Cobb (Ernest) of Mobile,
AL; Emanuel Wright.
He also leaves a mother-in-
wi law, Mrs. Lucille Brown; 13 grand-
market will children; one great grandchild;
be offering Grant "Shag" Harvey Jr., a son, a
to sell your friend, and a co-worker, who has
mation, call been there to the very end; God-
(863) 946- mothers, Godchildren and a host
ardo. of nieces, nephews, cousins and
sorrowing friends.
Services \for the late Mrs.
Roberta Johnson were held Satur-
day, June 4, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at
W S the Glorious Community Holiness
Church, in Clewiston. Bishop T.
N. Granville, pastor, officiated.
Reddick Funeral Home and staff
was in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in Harlem Memor-
ial Gardens Cemetery, in Clewis-
of Florida. ton.
spaper to Mother Johnson" known to
immunity. many, resided in this community
profit for many years. Her husband,
emnvested in Isaac Johnson and daughter,
he ideals of Shirley Ann Jones both preceded
the heroin death. She leaves a daugh-
.ter, Deloris J. Nealy of New Jersey;
a granddaughter, Regina Nealy of
Virginia; and a host of other rela-
tives and sorrowing friends to
cherish her memories.
Services for the late Mr. Mor-
gan King will be held Saturday,
June 11, 2005 at 11 a&m. at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church. Reddick Funeral Home
and staff are in charge of arrange-
ments. Rev. Dwayne E. Brown,
pastor.
The community sends their
heartfelt sympathy to the Vaughn,
Johnson, and King family. We
pray that God will continue to
strengthen them now and forever.
um B -yd Death Notice
Mrs. Estella Anna Sewell
Passed away Monday, June 6,
2005. Funeral arrangements are
-' incomplete at this time.
Press The community sends their
iwon deepest sympathy and prayers for


By

Emma
Dixon ..


the Sewell family.


Men's Health Fair
Invitation for all men! You are
invited to attend the Health Fair
Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. at Mt.
Calvary Missionary Baptist
Church. All men are encouraged
to come out. Rev. Dwayne E.
Brown, pastor.

Students graduate
Tameka Vonshay Webber
received her B.S. Degree in Histo-
ry with a minor in Education dur-
ing Commencement Exercise at
Florida Agricultural and Mechani-
cal University
(FAMU) on
April 30, 2005
in Tallahassee.
Tameka gradu-
ated as an



of 3.5 or high-
er, ranking in Tameka
the top 9.6 per- Vonshay
cent of the Webber
graduating
class.
She is the daughter of Linda
Holmes Webber and Moses Web-
ber. She is a 2000 graduate of
Clewiston High School. Tameka
plans to relocate to Palm Beach
County in the near future. Con-
gratulations, Tameka on your
accomplishments and remember
to put God first.
Tiquesta LeNai Dixon com-
pleted her
coursePlork; in
Data
Entry Medical
Coding and
Billing with a
G.PA of 3...,
May 12, 2005
from Florida
Career College
in West Palm
Beach, Florida. Tiquesta
The Comn- LeNai Dixon
mencement
Ceremony will be held August 5,
2005 in Davie, Florida.
TiQuesta is the daughter of
Valerie Byrd and Titus Dixon. She
is a 2004 graduate of Clewiston
High School.
Congratulations TiQuesta on a
job well done. Family and friends
offer best wishes. May God con-
tinue to bless you.

Happy Birthday
greetings
Birthday wishes goes out to:
Fredrick Dixon (first), James "War-
dog" Davis Sr. (fifth), Otha Carter
(fifth), John Henry and all born
this week of June 6. God bless
each of you with many more.

Sick and shut-ins
Remember to pray for the sick
and shut-ins. Visit them in the
hospitals, health care centers and
their homes. A visit will help
make their day. Remember to
pray for the bereaved families in
the community and surrounding
areas. Pray for those incarcerated.
Prayer changes all things.

A Thought
For This Week
"Be Still, God will fight your
Battle."


Staff photo/Ideybis Gonzalez


years to the same lady, which I
.still love her very much, and I
have two children and seven
grandchildren. I also like to fish,
obviously one of the reasons why
I came to Clewiston, an occasion-
al golfer, am also a member in
local city clubs. I believe in sup-
porting our community and coun-
try and am also as country as you
can get.
Q: What scares you?
A: Well. That's a difficult ques-


tion. I would have to put some
thought into that. I don't know if
there's really anything, other than
people whom react without gath-
ering all the facts together. That
scares me a little. People that
react spontaneously.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: I like all types of music, but
my favorite song is Pretty.Women
by Roy Orbison.
Q: What irks you?
A: People that voice displeas-
ure, or disagrees with any issue
that deals with this city, and
would not go directly to the peo-
ple that can make a difference.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dear to you?
A: My childhood memories. I
grew up in a small town environ-
ment and with a country family
and farm, for the most part, and
my memories of my childhood. I
wish that every kid in America
would grow up in the same envi-
ronment I grew up in, with the
affection and guidance I had.
Q: Do you spoil your grand-
children?
A: Absolutely! My grandchil-
dren when they come over with
me, they are all mine and I can
spoil them and do anything I want
and then give them back to their
parents. My grandkids love com-
ing down to Clewiston. You know
nobody gets in trouble at grand-
daddy's house.


Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy! I
heard you mention that you can
microchip pets a few weeks ago
on The Savvy Vet Show. Can you
tell me more about how that is
done? Thanks Doc. Frank in
Belle Glade.
Answer: Dear Frank, There
are several companies which
make them, and I have had
opportunities to use all of them.
In my opinion, Avid microchips
are the best choice. They arie the
most commonly used, easiest to
administer, and have universal
detection service, and devices.
So, administration' of the
microchip is easy. It is a simple
injection, just like a vaccination.
It is placed between the shoul-
der blades, and under the skin.
This way, in the event that your
pet is lost and picked up by any
Animal Care and Control Ser-
vice, Humane Society, or veteri-
nary hospital they can scan your
pet to identify information to
contact you. Once the identifica-
tion is made, it is as simple as a
few phone calls. My Chihuahuas
Sami and Luigi have microchips,
and I recommend it for dogs,
cats, horses, iguanas, guinea
pigs, ferrets, snakes, rabbits,
hamsters, and gerbils. Thanks
for that great question Frank.
Have a great one, Doc Savvy.
Question: Dear Doc Savvy. It
is hard enough to make the deci-
sion of when to consider
euthanasia for your pet, but
What are a pet's owner's options
for your pet's remains? Is it legal
to bury your pet in your, back
yard? Thank you for your weekly
column! It is a wonderful forum
for pet lovers! Anonymous in
Clewiston.
Answer: Dear Anonymous,
Thank you- for your apprecia-
tion! Yes, euthanasia is a very
emotional decision to make for
your pet! As far as what to do
'afterwards, here are the options:
It) Cremation Services:
Either a private service with the
ashes returned to you, or a serv-


ice where the ashes are dis-
posed of in accordance with the
county regulations.
2.) 2.) Burial Services: It is
against the law to bury a pet
within city limits! However, out-
side of city limits is ok. There are
various pet cemetery locations
for personal burials, and monu-
ments.
3.) 3.) Memorials: Various
memorials in honor of your pet
can be made. Examples are The
Animal Rescue League's Memo-
rial Wall, The Star Registry-nam-
ing a star after your pet (both
Sami and Luigi have this already
of course!) and, having a tree
planted in your pet's name.
I hope this answers your
question. Take care. Anony-
mous! Doc Savvy.
E-mail you pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your answers weekly in the
Pet Corner! Be sure to tune into
The Savvy Vet Show each and
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on
The Big Dawg 93.5FM!


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Arrests


Pahokee Police Dept.
arrest report
(Editor's note: The following
individuals are not presumed guilty
until
May 23- Derrick Richardson, 32,
BM, Domestic Violation
May 23- Juvenile, 17, BM,
Assault
May 23- Juvenile, 17, BM,
Assault
May 23- Juvenile, 17, BM,
Assault
May 23- Marvin J. Wells, 21, BM,
F.T.A.
May 23- Lawrence Williams,
25,BM, Fleeing -DWLS
May 24- Wendy Robinson,
41,BF,Abuse
May 25- Derricks L. Roberts,
39,BM, Battery Domestic
May 27- Roy J. McKelton,
39,BM, Gambling-Dice
May 28- Alvin Pitman, 27,BM,
Poss. of Vehicle w/ altered Vin
number
May 28- Juvenile, 16, BF, Bur-
glary/Resist w/violence
May 28- Tony Kinster, 27, BM,
Grand Theft Auto, Altered Vin num-


ber
May 28- Robert L. Johnson,
24,BM, Warrant
May 29- Marquetta Scott, 21, BF,
Agg. Assault
May 30- Jimmy Mcalister, 57,
BM, Weapon Writ Whs, Dealing
stolen goods
May 30- Willie J. Mathis, 50, BM,
Burglary, Domestic Violence
Clewiston Police
Department arrest
report
May 28- Chris Kraus Barraza,
poss. of cocaine
May 28-,Garrett James Holmes,
poss. and distribution of cocaine
May 28- Armando Reyes, DUI
May 28- Esteban Gaspar, open
container
May 28- Alberto Flores, open
container
May 28- Roberto Melchor, open
container
May 28- Balerio Anastasio, open
container
May 28- Herbert Monske, DL
suspension


May 29- Jorge Valadez, DUI
May 29- Jaime Valadez, obstruc-
tion of law
May 29- Raul Valadez, obstruc-
tion of law
May 30- Ryan K. Williams,
prowling
May 31- Jackie D. Simpson, war-
rant
June 01- Jessica I. Cabaza, dis-
turbance
June 01- Reginald Ford, Battery
June 02- Carlton Rush, poss. of
cocaine to sell, warrant
June 02- Sylvester Ross, poss. of
drug equipment
June 02- Luis Pastor Cantillo,
warrant
June 02- Sarah L. Bailum, retail
theft
June 02- Lance McCullough-
sale of crack cocaine, fleeing and
eluding
, June 02- Gene Golden, sale of
cocaine
Belle Glade Police Dept.
arrest report
May 30- Willie Stevenson, 41,
child abuse, felony domestic vio-
lence, resisting arrest with violence
May 31- Juvenile, 15, burglary,
possession of burglary tools, resist-
ing arrest without violence
\


May 31- Juvenile, 14, burglary,
resisting arrest without violence
May 31- Juvenile, 14, burglary,
resisting arrest without violence
May 31- Aetavious Wrren, 25,
Lewd or lascivious molestation,
lewd or lascivious battery
June 01- Devoxist Allen, 19,
attempted robbery with a firearm
June 01- Juvenile, 16, attempted
robbery with a firearm
June 01- Juvenile, 16, attempted
robberywith a firearm
June 01- Edwin Eugene Denard,
43, burglary, grand theft
June 05- Juvenile, 17, resisting
officer without violence, disorderly
intoxication, failure to obey lawful
order
June 05- Jesus NoelColoa-Fon-
seca, 25, Driving Under the influ-
ence
June 05- Juvenile, 14, retail theft,
poss. of alcohol by a minor
June 05-Juvenile, 10, retail theft,
poss. of alcohol by a minor
June 05-Juvenile, 12, retail theft,
poss. of alcohol by a minor
June 05- Juvenile, 12, retail theft -
June 05- Juvenile, 12, retail theft
June 05- Aaren Johnson, 21,
domestic battery
June 05- Patrick Jean, 22,
domestic battery


Two more arrested


in narcotics case


Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports
that the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office assault on narcotics in
Hendry County has led to two
more arrests. A traffic stop by
the HCSO Road Patrol utilizing
the HCSO K-9 Unit resulted in
the discovery of 23 small zip-
lock bags of cocaine and led to
information for an investigation
and search of a residence locat-
ed at 2288 County Road 78 Lot
Number 6 LaBelle.
Officers recovered cocaine,


marijuana, cutting agents, pack-
aging materials and miscella-
neous items of narcotics para-
phernalia. The investigation led
to the arrest of, David Ozuna,
age 48, for possession of
cocaine, possession with intent
to sell, possession Marijuana,
Cocaine Trafficking and posses-
sion of narcotic paraphernalia.
Ramiro Ozuna, age 56, was
charged with Trafficking in
cocaine. Both men were booked
into the Hendry County Jail.


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Crist Testifies Before Congressional Panel


WASHINGTON, D.C. Florida
Attorney General Charlie Crist told
a Congressional subcommittee
that finding a solution to the perva-
sive problem of sex crimes against
children will require cooperation at
all levels of government and a
multi-faceted approach including
prevention, education, tracking
and enforcement. Crist testified at
the request of the House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terror-
ism and Homeland Security at a
hearing in the Rayburn Office
Building. -
"Nothing government does
matters as much as protecting the
safety and well-being of our law-
abiding citizens, especially our chil-
dren," said Crist. "Sex offenders
and predators represent the worst
of society, and it is up, to govern-
ment at all levels to make sure they
are not allowed to terrorize the

Crimestoppers


Truth Miller


Courtesy photo


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assis-,
tance in locating the whereabouts
of Truth Miller, a.k.a. Tee.
Miller is described as a black
male, with black hair, and brown
eyes. He is listed as being 5'9" tall
and weighs 135 pounds. His iden-
tifying marks are a tattoo of the
word "love" on his left arm, and
his last known address is SE 2nd
Street, in Belle Glade.
He is wanted for two counts of
felony sale of cocaine.
If you have information
regarding the whereabouts of
Miller, please call (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). Your call can remain
anonymous and you could .be eli-
gible for a cash reward.


most innocent among us."
Crist testified as part of a four-
person panel as the subcommittee
considers numerous bills address-
ing various aspects of sex crimes
against children. The Attorney Gen-
eral discussed Florida's experience
with such cases, particularly since
the shocking February 2004 abduc-
tion and murder of 11-year-old Car-
lie Brucia in Sarasota. Other high-
profile Florida cases include this
year's abductions and murders of
Jessica Lunsford and Sarah Lunde.
Crist told the subcommittee 6f
numerous steps Florida has taken
to minimize the risk to children
posed by sex offenders and preda-
tors. These measures include:
A new online database that
enables parents to learn when reg-
istered sex offenders live near their
homes, schools or other locations
their children visit. Since it was
unveiled on May 17, the Neighbor-
hood Search function has been
accessed by more than 350,000
Internet visitors
The Attorney General's Office
association with NetSmartz, an
interactive educational safety
resource that teaches youngsters
and teens how to be safe on the
Internet. NetSmartz was created by
the National Center for Missing and
Exploited.Children and the Boys &
Girls Clubs of America;
Escape School, a program
implemented by the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office in Florida where
experts teach children how to
make smart, safe choices in poten-
tially dangerous situation. To date,
the Attorney General's Office has
conducted 25 Escape School pro-
grams around the state attended .by
some 4,669 Florida children and
parents;
Passage of the Jessica
Lunsford Act, which establishes
longer prison sentences for crimi-
nals who sexually molest children
and requires tracking devices once
they do get out;
Intensified enforcement and
prosecution efforts by Florida crim-
inal justice agencies, most recently


last week's conviction of a 52-year-
old Orange County man who tried
to use an Internet chat room to lure
a 13-year-old boy in reality, an
undercover officer to his home to
engage in sexual activity and view
child pornography.
"We cannot rely on one single
approach, or one single level of
government, to successfully target
sex crimes against children. We
must maintain and expand preven-
tion initiatives, tracking activities
and enforcement efforts. We must
fight the battle at the local level and
the state level," Crist said in his pre-
pared testimony. "But in the end,
the success of these efforts will
depend on the overall coordination
and resources that can come only
through a nationwide commit-
ment to wiping out this blight. With
the well-being of American youth
at stake, no amount of commit-
ment can be considered too
much."
Crist praised the efforts of mem-
bers of Florida's Congressional Del-
egation for their dedication to find-
ing workable solutions on this
important issue, including Reps.
Mark Foley, Katherine Harris and
Ginny Brown-Waite. He pledged to
work with the federal government.
to develop and implement mean-
ingful procedures to protect chil-
dren from sexoffenders, who he
called "a blight on society.".
"I believe it was no accident that
the Founding Fathers stressed the
importance of safety and security
by placing in the very first line of the
U.S. Constitution the mandate that
'the very purpose of our govern-
ment is 'to insure domestic tran-
quility.' Little we do as public ser-
vants will really matter if we do not
do something to prevent our most
innocent citizens from falling victim
to the unspeakable horrors com-
mitted by sex offenders and preda-
tors," said Crist. '
/ Other witnesses on the panel
with Attorney General Crist were
Laura H. Parsky, Deputy Assistant
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Arizona, whose 13-year-old daugh-
ter Christy was abducted, raped
and murdered by a long-time sex
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Chamber Buzz


We welcome our six newest
members!
When you avail yourself of
heir products or services, please
jell them the Chamber sent you!

lewiston
?lorist & Gifts
We welcome back Clewiston
'lorist & Gifts as a business
member. Visit Faye, Alethea and
3uffie at 336 W. Sugarland Hwy.
'or your fresh floral needs and
Sake a look around at their col-
ectibles and other beautiful gift
ldeas. You can also visit their
Veb site at www.clewiston-
lorist.com or give them a call at
)83-8196.

lorida Design
Contractors
Company President Thomas
Clarke has more than 20 years
bf experience in construction of
water and wastewater utility
plants. Their main office is locat-
ed in West.Palm Beach but they
io have a Clewiston area repre-
-entative, German Mejia. If you
ivould like more information on
IFlorida Design Contractors, you
.an give them a call at (561) 845-
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ivww.floridadesigncontractors.c
om. Welcome aboard!

Paul W Preston
Paul is relatively, new to
Clewiston, but has been a visitor
in years past and decided that he
liked our area. As a matter of fact,
he liked Clewiston so well that he
applied for the Chamber's Exec-
jutive Director position and
was hired! Welcome, Paul!

The Seafood Galley
& Fish Market
The Chamber welcomes The
Seafood Galley & Fish Market as
:a new business member. They
are located inside Rudd's Fish
;Company at 953 E. Sugarland
Hwy. New owner Krystal Kellar
offers fresh fish selections by the
pound as well as prepared
seafood dinners, baskets & sand-
wiches. Their hours are 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Their menu is enclosed. This
is a 'Take Out' dining experience
you won't want to miss. Save
time by calling ahead to 983-8051
or order there and take a look at
their fresh seafood selection. ,

Southern Gardens
Citrus Processing
The Chamber welcomes
Southern Gardens Citrus Pro-
cessing as a new business mem-
ber. Tris Chapman, VP/General
Manager, oversees this state-of-
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We welcome Tater Toter, as a
new business -member. This
restaurant/cyber cafe (free high-
speed wireless internet connec-
tion) is located in Moore Haven
just after you go over the bridge
look to your right for a bright
yellow building! Suzanne Harper
will introduce you to 'redneck
pancakes and French biscuits'.
She has a full menu available
plus those huge Idaho potatoes
with your choice of toppings.
Though most of her business is
take out, there are a few tables
inside. Visit her Web site at
www.tatertoter.com to view the
menus and specials. The hours
' are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Sat-
urday and 7-11 a.m. on Sundays.
To speed up your order you can
call in to 946-0372 or e-mail to
order@tatertoter.com.

Chamber Buzz and
what's going on
The Clewiston Elks Lodge
#1853 has announced that bingo
will return to Thursday nights.
Early bird starts at 6:30 p.m., with


regular bingo starting at 7:30
p.m.
They are open to the public
with proceeds going to help
scholarship opportunities for
local students.

Hendry County
Tourism
Through our participation on
Visit Florida's Rural Tourism
Committee, we have been suc-
cessful in increasing the attention
and resources for Florida's rural
counties and communities. Visit
Florida's exciting new Down-
towns and Small Towns Promo-'
tion is in full swing and rural enti-
ties were given special
discounted rates to make partici-
pation affordable. Also, Visit
Florida commissioned a Festival
Economic Impact Study in March
and we had survey teams at both
the Sugar and Brown Sugar Festi-
vals. That information will help
us determine how future events
can be shaped to further increase
local business revenues.
Our regional tourism alliance'
is called Florida's Freshwater
Frontier and includes Highlands,
Okeechobee, Glades, DeSoto,
Hardee and Hendry Counties,
along with the communities of
Pahokee, Belle Glade and South
Bay. This alliance has been meet-
ing for over three years and has
produced many brochures and
promotional material to help
showcase our entire area. We are
working on a project to bring
groups of travel writers from
national publications into our
area and taking them on Famil-
iarization .Tours. From these
tours, we will receive excellent
publicity through feature articles
published in the coming months.
Our Renewing Members!
Thanks for your continued sup-
port! Adron Fence Company;
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum; Bair's
Electronics Services; Blair's Irri-
gation & Maintenance; FMC Dial-
ysis Servicesof Clewiston; Denise
Grimsley; JCIII Planning & Interi-
or Design; J & J Pharmacy;
Judy's Place; Maynor's Lawn
Service; Motor Inn; Price Electric
Contracting; Pzazz Hair Salon;
and Stratonet.

Chamber business
social scheduled
,Our next Chamber Business
Social will be held on Thursday,
June 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Flori-
da Community Health Center
located at 315 South WC Owen
Ave. Drop by to see the facility
and-learn more about the health
care they offer to our community.
Ed Brown, CEO and Nardina
Simmons,. Center Manager con-
tinue their good work for the
health of our community. Come
join us and bring a friend or two!

Clewiston recreation's
summer programs
School will soon be out and
parents wilLbe looking for some-
thing to entertain the kids! The
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment has something for all ages.
Camp Crayon is for ages 5-7 and
Camp Funarama is for ages 8-11.
Registrations for both camps will
be June 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for
city residents only and June 4, 1-5
p.m. for non-city residents.
Tennis and swimming lessons
are also offered in two, three-
week sessions. For more infor-
mation or questions regarding
registrations fof the camps, ten-
nis and swimming lessons,
please contact the Youth Center
at 983-1492. Have a great sum-
mer!

Welcome our New
Executive Director
As of May 2, 2005, Paul took
over the position of Executive
Director of the Chamber upon
Jeff Barwick's retirement. Paul
earned his MBA from the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
with sub-studies in Business Law
and Economics. He has held
positions of financial analyst,
corporate controller and VP-
finance in the years since he
earned his degree. He has been a
frequent visitor to Clewiston
since 1993 but visited our com-
munity "in earnest" during 2004


and loved both the quaintness
and progressiveness of our city.
Paul is originally from Brookfield,
IL, a suburb of Chicago but
recently moved to Clewiston
from Boynton Beach. Come by
the Chamber anytime and wel-
come Paul!

Get Hooked on Fishing
Not on Drugs
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will sponsor this activity for
ages 5 to 13 at the Clewiston Boat
Ramp beginning on Saturday,
June 18.'Registration will begin
at 8 a.m. The plan this year is to
have this event for the youth'
every month (dates to be
announced later) and in Septem-
ber or October there will be a
fishing tournament with trophies
for the first, second and third
place winners! There will be an
anti-drug presentation, as well as
discussions on safety and fishing.
There will also be an inside
program. The kids will make
their own T-shirts from templates
donated by the Fish & Game
Commission. For more informa-
tion contact Officer J6hn Tedder
at 983-1474.

Hope Hospice
Rainbow Trails Camp
The Hope Hospice Rainbow
Trails Camp for bereaved chil-
dren helps to heal young hearts
and. change lives forever. Clewis-
ton area children ages six
through 16 who have suffered
the loss of someone significant in
their life during the past year are
eligible to attend the camp at no
cost on Friday, June 10 through
Sunday, June 12. Registration for
the camp is now open. For more
information or to register please'
call (239) 489-9149 or (800) 835-
1673.

Jefferson-Jackson
Gala Features senator
The Hendry County Democra-
tic Executive Committee will
host the Jefferson-Jackson Gala
at the LaBelle Civic Center on Fri-
day, June 10. The Social hour
begins at 6:30 p.m. with the din-
ner beginning at approximately 7
p.m. For ticket information or
other details, please call 983-
2960 or 675-6131.

Congratulations
Clewiston High School
Valedictorian Matthew
Parantha
Salutatorian Michael Ash-
ton

Law lifts tax on
hurricane supplies
Gov. Jeb Bush signed legisla-
tion into law on May 23, which
gives consumers a tax break
from June 1-12 when they buy
certain hurricane-preparedness
items.. This is your chance to
stock up early plus save a. little
cash. Hurricane preparedness
items exempt from Florida state
and local sales taxes are:
1) Self-powered portable light
sources, including flashlights,
candles and lanterns selling for
$20 or less.
2) Gas and diesel fuel contain-
ers selling for $25 or less.
3) AA, C, D, 6-volt and 9-volt
batteries, excluding those for
cars and boats selling for $30 or
less.
4) Non-electric coolers arid
ice chests selling for $30 or less.
5) Battery or self-powered
radios selling for $50 or less.
6) Tarpaulins or flexible
waterproof sheeting selling for
$50 or less.
7) Ground anchor or tie-down
kits selling for $50 or less.
8) Portable generators selling
for $750 or less.

Customer Service
Recognition Program
We are seeking nominations
for our second quarterly Cus-
tomer Service Recognition Pro-
gram. We need to know the date,
approximate time and the name
of the employee who you believe
went above and beyond in trying
to assist you. The Chamber
Board will select the honoree
and make presentations at an
appropriate event. Honorees will
receive a plaque, $100 cash and


the accompanying formal recog-
nition.
Submit your nominations via
mail, fax or by e-mail (clewiston-
chamber@earthlink.net).

Third Annual
Raft Race
The 3rd Annual Raft Race,
hosted by The Tiki Bar, will begin
at 2 p.m. on June 25. The event
will be staged from Roland &
Mary Ann Martin's Marina.' So,
let's get those rafts designed, sea-
worthy and ready. Come join the
fun and cheer on your favorite
entry!
The proceeds from the entry
fees will benefit the Lady Tiger
Softball team. Stop by the marina
for rules and entry forms. The
entry deadline is June 20.

Nominations sought
for Chamber award
The city of Clewiston City
Commission is seeking nomina-
tions for the annual Outstanding
Community Service Award. If
you wish to nominate someone
who deserves recognition for
th eir outstanding community
'setice in the Clewiston area,
please obtain a form from Iva
Pittman at City Hall or go to their
Web site at www.clewiston-
fl.gov and print the form. Nomi-
nations must be received by July
15,2005.
Just a reminder! The Annual
Chamber Dinner is scheduled for
Tuesday, Sept. 20. Mark your cal-
endar!
Check us out on the Web at
www.clewiston.org

June Events Calendar
Thursday, June 9: Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors
Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Chamber
Office (983-7979).
Friday, June 10:
Jefferson/Jackson Gala, spon-
sored by the Hendry -County
Democratic Executive Commit-
tee, 6:30 p.m.,'LaBelle Civic Cen-
ter (983-2960 or 675-6131).
Friday, June 10-Sunday, June
12: Hope Hospice Rainbow Trails
Camp for Bereaved Children
(800-835-1673).
Tuesday, June 14: Flag Day
Thursday, June 16: Chamber
Business Social at Florida Com-
munity Health Center, 5:30 p.m.
(Chamber Office, 983-7979).
Saturday, June 18: Get
Hooked on Fishing Not Drugs, 8
a.m., City Boat Ramp (Officer
John Tedder, 983-1474).
Sunday, June 19: Father's Day
Saturday, June 25: 3rd Annual
Raft Race, 2 p.m., Roland and
Mary Ann Martin's Marina (983-
3151).


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Sports Briefs


Golf Tournament
The Boys and Girls Club is
ir-stinri a golftournament June
18 a I ile Belle Glade Cr: If Lourse,
starting at 8:30 a.m. They are
seeking foursomes to play in the
tournament. It is $50 per individ-
ual to play. Prizes for first, second,
'and third place teams, as well as
Soir the longest drive, closest to the
Spin, and a car for making a hole-
in-one at the designated hole will
be awarded. You can also pur-
chase-Ball Drop tickets for $5
each for a chance to win $500.
Contact Kathy Miller at (561) 992-
5399 for more information.
Fishing Tournament
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program will
-be taking place soon. Horizons

Lction plan
"Today is a day of recognition;
a time to recognize the founda-
tions of reclaiming a magnificent
treasure," said Florida Sen. Ken
Pr uil yesterday while addressing
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Water Resources
Ad\isor'\ Commission at its meet-
ing in.Jupiter. "It will take unified
-fforts to reverse the dismal treat-
Smnent of Lake Okeechobee; after
all, it is an economic lifeline of the
region and the ecosystem
lifeblood for South Florida."
Last year's multiple hurricanes
.and associated heavy rainfall
churned up phosphorus-laden
sediment, ripped up critical vege-
ation, and caused a rapid rise in
|ake level endangering the eco-
ogical health of the lake.
Recognizing the urgent need to
Expedite phosphorus-reduction
projects to help recovery efforts
or Lake Okeechobee, Pruitt out-
.ined his "Our Lake, Our
Future" plan of attack. The
.005 Legislature, with strong sup-
)ort from Governor Bush and the
itizerns of Florida, passed new


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A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 pm at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.
Tournament registra-
tion
Registration for the Get Kids
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at 8 a.m. June 18, on the morning
of the tournament. Registration
will take place at the Clewiston
boat ramp. Contact the Clewiston
Police Department for more infor-
mation.
Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 16, lines in at 7

to speed thi
legislation and $30 million in
appropriations to:
Rapidly implement the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Plan
Require implementing agen-
cies to develop priorities for annu-
al budget requests
Further promote and imple-
ment agricultural waste manage-
ment techniques called "best
management practices"
Continue to reduce maxi-
mum daily phosphorus loads
entering the lake; and
Review operational sched-
ules for Lake Okeechobee, its trib-
utary basins and lakes, and con-
necting estuaries.
"Approximately $96 million.
have been allocated toward Lake
Okeechobee cleanup efforts since
2000; that is just the proverbial
'drop in the bucket' of the total
that will be needed to restore this
majestic wonder," Pruitt said. "We
expect funding for Lake Okee-
chobee protection 'to increase in
future years."
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Glades Day
baseball camp
Glade Day School will be host-
ing a baseball camp June 6-10,
from 9 a.m. until noon, for ages
11-15. The cost is $50 and the
camp will offer not only an educa-
tion of the game, but promises
plenty of fun along the way. For
questions about the camp or reg-
istration, call (561) 996-6769.
Glades Day School, 400 Gator
Blvd, Belle Glade, application may
be dropped off or mailed to GDS,
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orative Lake Okeechobee cleanup
and recovery efforts, the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict is establishing a special Water
Resources Advisory Commission
(WRAC) committee. Committee
members will be recommended
for approval at the June 8
Governing Board meeting in
Miami.
"We know that the creation of
a committee, passing legislation
and funding projects will not sud-
denly 'cure' the lake," Pruitt said.
"It is going to take perseverance
and sustained, cohesive effort. I


am committed to walk arm-in-
arm with the committee to make
it happen. The inception of the 15-
year Lake Okeechobee Protection
Plan was a major step in the right
direction but we have just started
to turn the corner in this.ongoing
battle. The next 10 years will be
the true barometer for the lake's
future."
The first monthly WRAC Lake
Okeechobee Committee meeting
will be Wednesday, June 29, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Florida
Water Management District head-
quarters in West Palm Beach.


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communication during last year's
storms. This year, the radio station
will again be as helpful as they can,
said Sean Moore of WAFC.
"We will stay on as long as we
can during a hurricane we now
have two generators working for
the station and the tower in Lake
Harbor," said Mr. Moore. "We
know a lot of what we did came
after the actual storm last year, with
information like what's open, etc.,
and we will do that again this year,"
he added.
Kevin McCarthy provided
answers on behalf of the Utilities
Department, which will be on the
road providing .repair services
around the clock during a hurri-
cane. Only until conditions reach
dangerous levels of intensity, such
as 100-plus mph winds and high
water levels, will the utilities crews
stop and have. to seek shelter,
according to Mr. McCarthy.
"We don't turn the power off,"
he emphasized. "The system is
designed to protect itself at the first
incident of damage or disruption,
and the breakers will then turn off,"
he added.
The greatest concern is that of
generator users.
"The most dangerous situation
arises when residents connect gen-
erators to their homes' primary
electric line, which, though con-
venient, can kill a lineman when
the breakers are reconnected and


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national title," she said. "There
is so much more at stake now
and I'm just very happy to have
this opportunity."
Monica will be heading for
Cancun, Mexico in September
and is very aware that the
national competition while
still holding a similar format to
most pageants will focus
much more on the
swimwear/fitness aspect of the
contestants than previous com-
petitions.
"The national competition
does focus more on fitness,"
said Monica. "They gave me a
coach for winning the state title
and I have to get into the gym to
make sure I'm in shape for this
competition."
Monica is no stranger to pag-
eants, having competed in them
for the last four years, but she is
very aware that she is not only
reaching a new level of prestige
in pageantry, but has an incredi-
:)1l o"pp'I lunirt to put her career
dreams on the fast track to suc-
cess.
In. the meantime, Monica
continues to work at Robert's
Hair Salon in Clewiston, so be
sure to give this aspiring young
beauty a quick hello, congratula-
tions, and good luck on her next
leg of competition.
Alexis Rodriguez is an incom-
ing senior at Clewiston High


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that the Clewiston Planning and
Zoning board voted unanimously
at its regular meeting on May 9, to
approve the HCBCC's request and
submit the request to the city
commissioners for the May meet-
ing.
The request was passed to
allow for a special exception that
would allow future commercial
development of the property.
According to Mr. Johnson, the
request called for a :"special
exception of permitted land uses
allowed within a multi-family resi-
dential zoning district." Thus, the-
board held an additional public
hearing to discuss enacting the
special exception, .which, if
passed, would set future plans
into motion:


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Hurricane chasers Mark Sudduth and Jesse Bass traveled in
this vehicle, equipped with satellite, anemometer, and vari-
ous other meteorological devices for gathering data from a
hurricane. This vehicle was used to travel to every major
storm that hit the U.S. last year.


Staff Photos/Bill Fabian
ABC-7 meteorologist Jim Reif speaks at a hurricane seminar
at Clewiston High School. Much advice was given, including
one idea that residents should set aside an ample supply of
emergency food rations. If there are no storms, the extra
food can be donated during the holiday season and be
included as a tax write-off.


backflow sends thousands of volts
of electricity from. the house to the
lines," said Mr. McCarthy. "Please,
please, if you use a generator,
directly connect your essential
machines such as the refrigerator,
by using an extension cord," he


Courtesy photo
Seventeenr-year-old Alexis
Rodriguez was crowned
Miss Teen Latina of the
Glades just a. short time ago
and has now captured the
crown of Miss Teen Florida
Latina after winning the state
competition.-


School, with ambitions to attend
the University of Central Florida
and become a nurse practition-
er. She works at her' families'
business,.Julio's Caf Tropical.
Alexis was awarded the local
crown fairly recently and in her
very first pageant competition,
has not only worn the Miss Teen
Latina of the Glades crown, but
has secured the state crown as
well.' .
Alexis said, there was no
stress associated with the state
title- because there was no offi-


The special exception hearing
opened the discussion as to
whether future commercial
development of the property
would be beneficial to the city, or
if such action would be worth the
potential tradeoff that could occur
due to the property's proximity to
nearby residential properties.
Residents of the nearby prop-
erties were present at Monday's
meeting to urge the board against
granting the request, which they
claimed would cause too much
congestion and traffic. Scherrie
Davis, Rick Dean, and Mary Lou
McWhorter each spoke to the
board of commissioners, and
emphasized that they did not
want commercial development
to occur in an already congested
neighborhood. The Planning and
Zoning board had unanimously
voted to deny all commercial use
of the property at the May 9 meet-


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said.
There was also discussion of
the issue of where to safely place a
generator. "There were some
deaths last year from carbon
monoxide poisoning incidents
because of generators placed


Courtesy photo
Twenty-year-old Moncia Her-
rera was crowned Miss Flori-
da Latina and will now the
Clewiston girl' will go on to
represent the entire state of
Florida in vying for the U.S.
crown.


cial pageant. Judges looked over
photos of the contestants and
conducted interviews before
making their final selection to
award the state title and send
one young lucky lady to Mexico.
Like her senior counterpart,
Alexis has been given a coach to
help her prepare for her first
major competition, but she
already has the demeanor of a
young beauty queen in
approaching such a high-profile
event.
"I'm very excited and very


ing.
Representing the HCBCC was
attorney Kate English, who said,
"The County 'Commission was
attempting to present a package
to the City Commission so the
property would have clear and
appropriate uses when marketing
it."
City Attorney John Yaun added


inside homes," he said, adding that
generator users must avoid endan-
gering themselves and place
portable generators outside their
homes.
Television meteorologist Jim
Reif, who provides crucial weather
updates during hurricanes, con-
cluded the expo. Preparation
before a major storm hit is the pri-
mary way to reduce risk of tragedy
from a hurricane, according to Mr.
Reif.
"We don't have the luxury of
waiting until the last minute before
a storm anymore," he said, refer-
ring to Florida's exponential
increase in population over the
decades since Clewiston's last
major hurricane hit by Donna in


honored to represent our state,"
she said. "This is a once in a life-
time opportunity that I'm going
to learn from."
Alexis also said that she was
going to have as much fun as
possible, but was quick to add,
with a sweet and confident
laugh, "I'm going to have fun,
but I'm going to bring that
crown back to Clewiston."
She acknowledges that she
.has a lot to learn and prepare for
in this high-profile event and is
aware that. many doors could
open, should do well on the
national level.
Each girl have automatically
advanced to the Miss Latina U.S.
and Miss Teen Latina U.S.
Pageants scheduled to run from
Sept. 25 to Oct. 2, on the Mayan
Riviera located south of Cancun
on the Yucatan Peninsular of
Mexico.
There they will compete with
girls from throughout the United
States and the winner will repre-
sent the U.S. at the Miss America
Latina Pageant in the Dominican
Republic, Nov. 13 27.
The Miss Florida Latina and
Miss Teen Florida Latina
Pageants are produced by SOR
Entertainment of West Palm
Beach under license of the Orga-
nizacion Miss Latin America,
Inc. and is dedicated to show-
casing the beauty and talents of
young women of Latina and His-
panic ancestry living int.the state.


that the special exception allowed
the commission to make restric-
tions and limitations so that it
does not adversely affect the
neighborhood.
The board ultimately voted to
table the special exception issue
until further discussion could be
made before the next commis-
sion meeting in August.


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rules should be followed when
preparing a home to withstand a
major storm.


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wind out," said Mr. Reif. "A hou
can withstand high winds as lo.
as there is no major wind dist
bance inside the building," he sai
The expo also featured dispel'
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duth and Jesse Bass, who travel
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Balsam Apple: Weed or vegetable? Choice is yours


"What is this weedy vine -
and how can I get rid of it?"
Warm weather and summer
rains can jumpstart many viney
weeds. A common vine found in
home gardens, citrus groves,
Florida yards and along the road-
side is the Balsam Apple. It is rec-
ognized as a nuisance and could
be poisonous.
This plant is also known as
j wild cucumber because of its
fruit. Native to tropical Africa and
Southeast Asia, the Balsam Apple
has escaped cultivation, and it
now grows ,from Florida to
Texas. It is considered by most
local residents to be a problemat-
ic weed.
Awild cucumber
The Latin name of the Balsam
Apple (Momordica charantia)
refers to the bitten appearance of
the uneven seeds and the point-
ed fruit. There are many closely
related plants that add to the


name confusion. One of these is
a native to east India is known as
Balsam Pear, Bitter Cucumber, or
Bitter Melon. This plant is an arti-
cle of food in the Orient, but is
mainly grown as a curiosity in the
U.S. It is popularly grown as a
climbing annual with large orna-
mental fruit. Another species has
fruit shaped like a bull's'heart,
with bright red fruit.
Balsam Apple rapidly grows
from seed and produces high-
climbing vines. The ridged stem
has slightly fuzzy stems. Look for
dark green leaves with deep
lobes, less than three inches
wide. The stems have string-like
tendrils that wrap around what
ever it can, and support the vine
on fences or other garden plants.
It doesn't take long for the
vines to produce yellow blos-
soms. As with most squash rela-
tives, they produce -separate
flowers with either male or


female parts. Male flowers pro-
duce only pollen, while the
female flowers produce stumpy,
lumpy orange colored fruits that
are tapered at both ends.
At maturity the fruit bursts
open in thirds. The orange pulp
contains seeds covered with a
bright red skin. Seeds look much
like that of cucumber seed and
will measure about one-quarter
inch long. The "Apple" in Balsam
Apple refers to the bright red
pulp surrounding the seeds,
which are seen when the mature
orange rind splits and exposes
the seeds. The ripe fruits and
seeds are toxic.
Taming unwanted vines
Most local residents that dis-
cover Balsam apple vines invad-
ing their fences and crawling
though the landscape want to
know how to get rid of this invad-
er. There are no magic herbicides
that can be used to selectively kill


this plant without damaging
other landscape plants.
The key to managing this
weed is to keep ahead of it. If you
regularly observe your land-
scape, hand removal of small
seedlings before they take over is
the best course of action. If you
see a seedling that sprouts from a
left-behind, Balsam Apple, you
will then know what a young
plant looks like, and train your
eye to pick it out from landscape
or garden plant beds while it is
small.
For situations where Balsam
Apple has got out of hand, the
use of our old standby herbicide
glyphosate can help to kill the
vine. You may know this chemi-
cal as Roundup (tm), a non-selec-
tive, systemic weed killer that
kills whatever it touches. Don't
spray it on wild cucumber vines
that are covering desirable
plants. Reading the label and fol-


lowing all label directions is not
only a good idea when using this
product, it is FEDERAL LAW!
The weed killer will kill the
vine and the roots, but will not
kill the seed that have already
been produced. To prevent fur-
ther episodes of this vine crawl-
ing around your Florida yard,
careful removal of all the fruit
from dead vines before they split
and drop their seed will be need-
ed. And since it is unlikely that
you will be able to get all the
seed, follow-up management is
needed. By carefully looking for
new seedlings and promptly
pulling them up before they
grow flowers, the chances that
Balsam Apple will be a problem
are reduced.
Most consider Balsam Apple
to be a weed, but cultivated rela-
tives of this plant share its name.
Some used it as an ornamental
vine or savor its fruit as a veg-


etable. In the landscape, the larg-
er fruited Bitter melon can be
used as an ornamental plant. It
has larger more deeply lobed
leaves. With the small, yellow
flowers it can look striking as it
cascades over a retaining wall or
large barrel.
Our local balsam apple could
be used in a similar fashion, but
care should be given to prevent it
from escaping and becoming a
weed. I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee Web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on balsam apple; please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local
--residents can stop by our office at
458'' Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, .and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday
afternoons.


UF expert cautions parents
GAINESVILLE Identity ment documents such as dri- tify students.
theft .is not just for adults. very's licenses, or give it to police For older children, the popu-
Offenses against children are on when stopped or charged with a larity of personal computers in
the rise,.and a University of Flori- crime, homes and schools creates a
da consumer education expert But when it comes to credit risk they will be victimized by
says the problem can actually be card fraud, child identity theft Internet scams such-as "phish-
worse for younger victims. differs in an important respect: ing," Harrison said.
"Many parents don't realize Thieves necessarily create new "Even bright children who
that child identity theft exists, credit accounts for child victims, are very computer-savvy may
which means the crime often whereas most cases of adult not understand the dangers of
goes undetected for years," said identity theft involve existing being too free with their person-
Mary Harrison, a professor with accounts, she said. That can al information," she said.
UF's Institute of Food and Agri- make the crime worse for child Harrison recommends that
cultural Sciences. victims. parents monitor their children's
"Parents need to know how According to a 2003 FTC sur- Internet use, talk to their kids
to recognize child identity theft vey, victims of new account about identity theft and tell them
because early discovery can fraud spend four times as much what information they should
greatly reduce the impact on vi'- time and almost five times as. and should not share with oth-
tims," she said. "If the crime is much money clearing their ers.
reported promptly, the thief has records compared with victims Parents should also monitor
less time to run up debt, and who had only existing accounts incoming mail for children of all
authorities have a better chance accessed.. Victims of new ages because credit card offers
of finding evidence." account fraud are also far more or even debt collection notices
For children under 18, the likely to encounter other prob- can indicate credit activity is tak-
number of identity theft' com- lems, such as denial of credit, ing place already, .said Linda
plaints reported to the U.S. Fed- loss of utility or phone service Foley of the Identity Theft
eral Trade Commission and criminal investigation. Resource Center, a nonprofit
increased by more than half Safeguarding a child's identi- organization based in San
between 2003 and 2004 from ty requires many of the same Diego, Calif.
about 6,400 cases to 9,800. At precautions parents should take "Getting a credit card offer
the same. time, the.percentage of for themselves but with a few addressed to your child does not
child victims among all identity twists, Harrison said. necessarily mean there's a prob-
theft cases increased from three Preschool-age children are' lem," Foley said. "If you have
to four percent. unlikely to be approached by opened a bank account or a fre-
In "some respects, identity scammers, so parents must bear quent flyer card in your child's
thieves treat personal data from the burden of protecting'docu- name, your child may receive
children and adults the same ments and other information, mass-mailings from credit affili-
- way, Harrison said. -Most often, she said.'Parents should avoid, ates.' Parents should call the
they use stolen information, to .carrying their child's Social company that has the child's
conduct fraudulent financial Security card, and should com- information to see if they're on a
transactions, though they some- plain if their child's school uses marketing list."
times use it to obtain govern- Social Security numbers to iden- Receiving, debt collection


to be aware of child ID theft


notices in your child's name is a
much more serious indication
that your child's information is
being misused, and warrants
.checking the child's credit
report with the three major
credit reporting agencies, Exper-
ian, TransUnion and Equifax,
she said. .
Harrison said parents should
consider checking their chil-
dren's credit reports every year,
especially if they suspect their
personal information has been
compromised.
I "Ordering an annual credit
report. for your child increases
the likelihood you will uncover
child identity theft in a timely
fashion," she said. "If no .credit
accounts have been established
in your child's name, the credit
agencies will inform you that
your child does not have a credit
report."
A new federal law will make
free credit reports available to
residents of Southeastern states
on June 1. The law provides for
a gradual rollout of this benefit;
West Coast consumers were the
first to gain access.
Parents who discover evi-
dence of child identity theft
should immediately report
fraudulent activity to one of the
three major credit reporting
agencies and ask that a fraud
alert be placed on the child's
credit record, she said. Parents
should also contact any credi-
tors listed in the child's credit


FWC makes it easier to speak up online


report and file a police report.
Harrison said it is vital for
parents of child victims to
understand the seriousness of
this crime and take action
promptly.
"A person's credit score is.


becoming so important now -
not just for getting credit, but
also for obtaining insurance,
finding housing, and applying
.for jobs," she said. "ID theft, can
have a very far-reaching
impact."


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The people of Florida have ai
unprecedented opportunity to
shape the future of our state's,
fish and wildlife conservation
programs by helping create
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initia-
tive. Now, the Florida Fish, and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) 'offers an uinprece-
dented forum for public partici-
pation.
On June 9, from 7-8 p.m., the
FWVC \will host a live online virtu-
al workshop where FWC staff
will present an overview of Flori-
da's Wildlife Legacy Initiative
and ask for feedback. This is the
first time the FWC has conduct-
ed a public workshop through
the Internet. FWC staff will give
a 30-minute presentation fol-
lowed by public questions and
comment.
Instead of having to travel to a
traditional 'public meeting,
workshop attendees will be able
to "attend" from the comfort of
home, office or any place with
-computer and Internet connec-
tion. Participants will see and
hear a presentation and interact
with FWC staff through chat,
questions and answers and
instant polling. Attendees will
also be able to comment anrd
Make suggestions..
"The meeting will be con-
ducted like a public workshop,


except that people can partici-
pate from virtually anywhere,"
said Thomas, Eason, who is lead-
ing Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative for the FWC. Eason will
lead the live t workshop.
Everyone interested in
"attending" the workshop, must
pre-register online before Jufie
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should go to
MyFWC.com/wildlifelegacy and
follow the instructions to regis-
ter. Once registered, each will
receive e-mail reminders.
Complete information about
our Legacy Initiative and Con-
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Comprehensive \\.'ildlile Conser-
vation Strategy is also on the
Web site.
But the Web isn't the' only
way to participate. For the con-
venience of people who do not
have a computer with Internet
access, the FWC is making the
presentation available, at, six
locations around the state. Con-
cerned citizens can view the
computerized workshop and
meet with FWC biologists in
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Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative is a far-sighted approach
to link action plans to a distinct'
funding program. Its aim is to
avert future declines of native
A.vildlife, with a goal of keeping
common species common. Pub-
lic participation is a crucial ele-
ment in developing this plan.
"The success of Florida's
Wildlife Legacy depends on
partnerships throughout from
creating, to securing funding, to
implementing the conservation
strategy. I hope everyone who
cares about the future of Flori-
da's fish and wildlife will get
involved and help create a blue-
print for managing our
resources," Eason said.'
Congress has challenged
each U.S. state and territory to
develop :a comprehensive
wildlife conservation strategy
and to work together to create a
nationwide approach to wildlife
conservation. Florida's Compre-
hensive Wildlife Strategy is one
of 56 being developed by every
U.S. state and territory. As a
strong incentive to get states to
develop a plan, Congress made
it a requirement for participating
in the federal State Wildlife
Grants program. ,.Florida's
Wildlife Legacy Initiative. could
lead to millions of dollars of fed-
eral funding for our state's


wildlife and habitats.
The FWC is leading the
process to create Florida's
Wildlife Legacy Initiative. But
this is not a plan for the FWC. It
is a plan for the future of our
state's native wildlife.
"I encourage Floridians to get
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everyone who is interested in
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plan.
A recorded copy of the virtual
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the live workshop ends. People'
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garage on CorwnerilJI,,Jy painrtd exteIlor 0t1(ACRES-tr- wch wxtood frane cacker hose.
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3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CbS house, Sits onB )Mi
Pillovo Ct'eek appin. 2 lots from Mouth of COMMERCIAL 132- with wood
ner. Btig sold 'as is", Reduced to $600,000, frame. hmruse. Sdal king $140,000.
IN I.EHHIH ACRIES 2 atsslv %edalBath L ._ -V
CBS home w l We Blrd. Being sold "As BUSINESS 1.OT on lordson Avenue with old
Is", Asking $13 blk building sold "As i' Asking $40,000.
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* $249,000 31Mf211A forn'(tr xot animiA! home.
(ages galore.
* 179.900 21"D/1)llA mobie hom e on I acres
tiha's feCacd. ha',, sti ked flisth mni, aim honse sals.
* $160,000 IBBI1A mobile hnme with fiplace,
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* $82,500 3lDNic2A freauints n twcreat, riyl a d
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* $1,025,600. 5-1 "acis -. scadedw, lins ttf x''s,
fmRas or t',) rds, owner will divide.
$ $998,025. \ Wathoa'St & ,t otff I38+/ acre.
Oarf of a idnd Aato Sallage yard. Organited wisli dean
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* $668,500 Hi 7 2 i'ctmg. (Curre.tly an itlo
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renovated charmnr. This 2tRlB old Floridai acres wa great country feel hut only minutes L.alel.ewgreat potential Currentlydondfkor
cracker homein OronaM sits onr .77/ acres and irom town. $137,000 duplex or single family w"a possibility of
is in Pristine condition, Truly a must se WVell kept doublewide home on 2.384- reoning to tmsiness. $129,000.
$144,90 L a' crests E ilttIBRi BB Bil., horse 0 1Acre lot in Alva on Pear St. $126,000,
pastures, fruit trees and nice oaks, $132,500. Hard to find double ot in Port Laelie.
3BR/2B manlfacurd home on 2.4+/- acres $84,000, HmOBOER ONTRA T
Ieaturess vau U t oek 2tnhigE'ccelttnnt teat
* Solace atast3BR hoe i lots iks in istmetpr !Onl $67,000eac
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Oidu. s 0as! .1aci 1,onp accet goo'd place toat, is i this mimrB .4nmu $5,900ea '
nets. Ouside i a spious screened porch, Cturcd home sitting on spectac'tr 2ac cor.. ( 0Conertin Unit l 2wlarge oak elautiul
knced back yard& above ground pool neliot. Asins $119,900. *lotor o t id -dh e.v d h 0
REDUCTD .)$195,900, BR/2 2(14 doubklwidemobilehome ose *T pie' "Unit 61 $49,900 ead
* 3IR./21i CiS hoi4Mik towfn features a split to riwn o tAb. i ftoube lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
ftXoorphla'tnA1R t wI B :pit, 1PJst 1-s24' TiT S' age ooar included. Unit Slot iS.Port LaBele- $49,900,
$149,900. $97,900, 2 lots in sought af Port raBdle Uit.I02,
* What a deal!!3BR1i.S8 BShotne in LaBelle 481R.28 ratuted home with oer 170 .47,500 each.
only minutes fro shopping. Features include sq, r of ieatues 2 lIe .Ma t
new ce:asnin tile, fresh paint and lots more. in.i.udetal i.rT Tr.s, a huge $42,000 ea _
Ovdy $147,900, tnasrer suite &Jencedtyard. Only $52,500. 31/ 1 .l Ql IM l .t ew built
crace hosame in Orttoa sits on, ,77'. acres d nanald ace as R d *. .+* a n.an a.
acreand a .. ., Partially cleaed 5o 1 acres on Caw Rd. ac i adjust
is in Pristine conditon i Tiruly a mus see! $224,900' S. onl'IC"'f tAitii "l ,
$144,900, *ard roiad acrage in Mse, don'tht this
be2 drtoom homei intbnrh n dmont S1intvtsioito ge awaay, 5 acres on a paved rcmd for nny
with 2 full baths & half baths This home$19900
also ib jg aainets. 5 in tl cleared .12. acres zo ned C commercial just
bteak fas"tr, separatteTig " onmoaran tadifayi wipand a i0i,000t South A IBde ity limi with 175'- feetof o
rootm Nottobigandnotto small,.Thisonehas 2 25 in Pioneer, rontage on SR29 and frontage on Lakey
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Public notice out for FSA elections ;


The election of agricultural
producers to Farm Service Agency
(FSA) county committees is
important to all farmers and
ranchers with large- or small-scale
operations. It is crucial that every
eligible producer participate in
these elections because FSA coun-
ty committees are a direct link
between the agricultural commu-
nity and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
Committee members are a crit-
ical component of the operations
of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm
programs at the local level. Farm-
ers who serve on committees help
With the decisions necessary to
administer the programs their
counties offer. They work to make
FSA agricultural programs serve
the needs of local producers.
Committees provide local


input on:
Commodity price support
loans and payments;
Conservation programs;
Incentive, indemnity, and dis-
aster payments for some com-
modities; and
Other farm disaster assis-
tance.
FSA committees operate with-
in official regulations designed to
carry out Federal laws. Committee
members apply their judgment
and knowledge to make local
decisions.
This year Local Administrative
Areas (LAA) 1 and 5 are up for
election. LAA 1 represents all of
Hendry County north of County
Road 846. LAA 5 represents all of
Glades County west of County
Road 78.
Eligible voters have the right to


nominate candidates) of their
choice by petition beginning June
15.
Agricultural producers who
participate or cooperate in an FSA
program may be nominated for
candidacy for the committee. Indi-
viduals may nominate themselves
or others as a candidate. In addi-
tion, organizations representing
socially disadvantaged (minorities
and women) farmers and ranch-
ers may nominate candidates. On
January 18, 2005, USDA issued
new uniform guidelines for coun-
ty committee elections to .help
ensure that FSA county commit-
tees fairly represent the agricultur-
al producers of a county or multi-
county area, especially socially
disadvantaged (SDA) producers.
SDA persons are African Amer-
icans, Native Americans, Alaska


Natives, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific
Islanders, other minorities, and
women. The guidelines, author-
ized by the 2002 Farm Bill, govern
the FSA county committee elec-
tion process and are designed to
increase participation by minori-
ties and women.
Blank nomination forms (FSA-
669A's) may be obtained at the
county FSA Office or online at
http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efor
ms/mainservlet. A nomination
form signed by the nominee is
needed to nominate an individual.
The form includes a statement
that the nominee agrees to serve if
elected. Nomination forms must
be returned or postmarked or
received by close of business in
the local USDA-FSA office on,
August 1.


Canker found in Alico, Inc. orchards


LABELLE -Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO) one of the South's
best-known agribusiness com-
panies operating in Central and
Southwest. Florida, and with
approximately 141,000 acres in
real estate holdings, was
informed on May 25 by the Flori-
Ida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services that cit-
rus- canker was confirmed in
Alico's Lake Reedy grove located
in Polk County, Florida.
Citrus canker is a highly con-
tagious bacterial disease of cit-
rus that causes premature leaf
and fruit drop. Citrus canker
causes no threat to humans, ani-
mals or plant life other than cit-


rus. In order to eradicate the dis-
ease, infected and exposed trees
within 1,900 feet of the canker
find, must be removed and
destroyed in accordance with
Florida law.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "We
don't know all the facts sur-
rounding this canker find, but
Will be following closely the
state's guidance and rules. The
canker was found on one side of
a 250-acre grove. Although a
canker find is very serious, the
disease has not affected Alico's
other citrus acreage."
This 250-acre grove repre-
sents approximately two percent


of the company's 11,147 produc-
ing citrus acres. All of the trees in
this grove are covered under the
Federal Crop Insurance pro-
gram. Reimbursements to be
received under this coverage are
expected to exceed the remain-
ing book basis of the trees or $46
thousand.
Additionally under the Florida
Canker Eradication Program, cit-
rus may not be replanted on the
property until it has been deter-
mined that the property has
been canker free for two years.
In light of this, the company will
evaluate the property for its best
future use. The Lake Reedy
grove is not contiguous to, other


company groves.
About Alico
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 141,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. The com-
pany is involved in various oper-
ations and activities including
citrus fruit production, cattle
ranching, sugarcane, sod pro-
duction, and forestry. The com-
pany also leases land for farm-
ing, cattle grazing, recreation
and oil exploration, and is
increasingly involved in explor-
ing real estate development in
and beyond its holdings.


Senior happenings


Volunteer training
and opportunities
Faith in Action new volunteer
orientation will be held in
Clewiston at the Clewiston
Senior Center June 30 at 2 p.m.
Bring a friend. Call Barbara at
(863) 675-1446 or Liz at (863)
983-7088 for more information.
Upcoming meetingS
and events
Family caregiver support
groups in June will provide the
new Social Security.Medication
Program information. Join us to
learn about the new medication
program and get assistance fill-
ing out the paperwork properly.
The next meeting will take place
in Labelle June 15 at 4 p.m. at


the L.J. Nobles Senior Center
(863) 675-1446; in Clewiston
June 22 at 4 p.m. at the Clewis-
ton Senior Center (863) 983-
7088; in Moore Haven June 29,
at 4 p.m. at the Moore Haven
.Senior Center (863) 946-1821.
Flea market
The next Trash and Treasures
Flea Market will be held June 24,
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the L.J.
Nobles Senior Cent er in Labelle.
For more information or to make
a donation call Barbara at (863)
675-1446. All proceeds to benefit
the Faith in Action in Labelle pro-
gram.


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.
Legal help
Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services is available at the
Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle
on. the second Wednesday of
each month from 9:30 to 11:30
am. (Must call 675-1446 to make
appointment)
Post disaster help


,Free services to help for older adults
elders with insurance Disaster funds are
elders with insurance ou, ^ ,i ,. .,,


Insurance counseling with a


still avail-


o te lba help older adults living i
Henry and Glades Counties


who-continue to need assistance
with such issues as roof repair,
debris removal, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston on
Monday and Tuesdays, 983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday (675-1446.)
Exercise classes
Nobles Senior Center exer-
cise classes meet M-W-F at 9
a.m. Come and join this lively
group for better health. Garners
come every Monday to the L.J.
Nobles Senior 'Center starting at
,1:00 p.m. for card playing, Scrab-
ble and what-have-you. All are
welcome.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, June 9,2005


Crist, AHCA


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist and Agency
for Health Care Administration Sec-
retary Alan Levine announced a
new prescription drug price Web
site aimed at assisting Floridians in
the search for the lowest prices on
prescription drugs in their area.
The Web site, www.MyFlori-
daRx.com, provides pricing infor-
mation from competing retailers
for the 50 most commonly used
prescription drugs in Florida, as
well as generic equivalents when
available. The Web site the cul-
mination of a full year of prepara-
tion and implementation enables
Florida consumers to comparison
shop for the lowest "usual and cus-
tomary prices" generally known
as retail prices reported by local
pharmacies.
The Web site can also Be
accessed from the attorney gener-


al's Web site
gal.com/ or
http://ww.fi
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at http://myfloridale- their city, and even within their indi- can change daily,
AHCAs Web site at vidual zip code. The price search AHCA was charged by the Flori
dhc.state.fl.us/. and other information are available da Legislature with creating the
y Floridians, prescrip- in both English and Spanish, and Web site to help Floridians com-
hake up a significant the results can be downloaded into prison shop among pharmacies.
family budget," said a spreadsheet so consumers can Since prescription drug prices are
Veb site is a giant leap review all prices at theft conven- rarely advertised or displayed, the
heserarely advertised or displayed, the
these families, and we ience. Web site supports the attorney gen-
o be working with a Joining Crist at announcing the deal's and AHCA's goal of providing
he Agency for Health Web site were legislativesponsors Floridians with reliable information
stration to help Florida and representatives of the Florida on the cost and reliability of health
By arming consumers Retail Federation, AARP and the care services in the state of Florida.
r- A- IUII h~d iVot]U inficr est ao.


with valuable prescription drug
pricing information, we will not
only help consumers save money,
we'll also encourage healthy com-
petition."
Several other state attorneys
general and federal agencies have
launched similar Web sites, but
Florida's new Web site is unique
because it allows consumers to
compare prices for prescription
drugs charged by pharmacies in


Fr lrida VMeicalAsscU at ion.
Prices on the Web site reflect
what an uninsured consumer, with
no discount or supplemental plan,
would normally pay. The informa-
tion on the Web site is meant to
help consumers compare prices at
different pharmacies, and is not a
guaranteed price. While the infor-
mation on the Web site will be
updated regularly, it is important to
note that prescription drug prices


"Governor Bush has made
transparency in health care servic-
es a top priority, and this Web site
represents another advance in arm-
ing Floridians with information to
help them make the best health
care decisions," said AHCA Secre-
tary Alan Levine. "AHCA is proud to
be a part of this milestone on the
road to Governor Bush's goal of
total transparency in health care


rug price
pricing in the state of Florida."
The legislation calling for the
Web page was sponsored by Sena-
tor Durell Peaden and Representa-
tive Frank Farkas. Senator Peaden
joined Attorney General Crist at a
news conference launching the
Web page, while Representative
Farkas issued the following state-
ment in support:
"Floridians currently compare
prices when purchasing such
essentials as gasoline, groceries
and other products. This Web site
will allow our citizens to price shop
their prescription drugs, thus gen-
erating tremendous savings that
can be used for other basic needs."
The attorney general's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit is involved with
pharmacy pricing issues as part of
its responsibility to investigate and
prosecute fraud involving physi-


Web site
cians, pharmacists, hospitals,
durable medical equipment suppli-
ers and others suspected of inten-
tionally defrauding the state's' Med-
icaid program. In the last two years,
investigations and prosecutions
conducted by the Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit have been responsible
for more than $40 million in recov-
eries for the Florida Medicaid pro-
gram as well as fines, forfeitures
and judgments.
Working to improve access to
affordable, quality health care to all
Floridians, the Agency for Health
Care Administration administers
Florida's $15 billion Medicaid pro-
gram, licenses and regulates more
than 32,000 health care facilities
and 30 health maintenance organi-
zations, and publishes health care
data and statistics.


$30 million in state funding to help


speed Lake
Recognizing the urgent need to
expedite recovery efforts for Lake
Okeechobee, the State Legislature
appropriated an additional $30 mil-
lion for Lake Okeechobee Protec-
tion Plan projects this year.
Florida Sen. Ken Pruitt will high-
light the recent legislative actions
and discuss additional plans for
expediting projects to benefit the
lake at the South Florida Water
Management District's Water
Resources Advisory Commission
meeting, Thursday, June 2, at 1:30
p.m. at the Jupiter Beach Resort in
Jupiter.
"With strong support from Gov.
Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature,
I am confident that the South Florida
Water Management District and its
many partners will work quickly to
put this money to good use," said
Pruitt. "The future of the lake
depends on decisive action now!"


Okeechobee
Last year's multiple hurricanes
and associated heavy rainfall
churned up sediment and
increased the amount of stoim
water entering the lake. This result-
ed in persistent poor water quality,
murky water and high water, levels
that are endangering the ecological
health of the lake. Submerged
plants, which provide oxygen and
habitat for fish, are vanishing
because sunlight cannot penetrate.
the mud-colored water. Algae
blooms are also of major concern.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is establishing a
special Water Resources Advisory
Commission (WRAC) committee
to recommend actions to expedite
collaborative Lake Okeechobee
recovery efforts.
"While this action is not an
overnight quick fix for the lake, it
will help us complete needed proj-


recovery
ects as fast as' possible," said Dis-
trict Governing Board Member and
WRAC Chair Michael Collins.
Committee members will be
recommended for approval at the
June 8 Governing Board meeting in
Miami. The first monthly WRAC
Lake Okeechobee Committee
meeting will be Thursday, June 30,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Flori-
da Water Management District
headquarters in West Palm Beach.
The new Lake Okeechobee
Committee will review Lake Okee-
chobee Protection Plan projects to
recommend improvements and
action steps to speed current proj-
ect implementation; and review
operational schedules for Lake
Okeechobee, its tributary basins
and lakes, and connecting estuar-
ies. Operational improvements will
also be recommended for Govern-
ing Board consideration.


Grants to improve EMS in


rural communities


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
announces the awarding of
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) grants totaling $409,801 to
the following counties: Baker,
DeSoto, Gilchrist, Glades, High-
lands, Holmes, Jackson and
Sumter. The grants will assist in
the purchase of equipment and
supplies to enhance and main-
tainr EMS in local rural communi-
ties.
"These grants promote the
Department of Health's commit-
ment to improving public
health," said FDOH Secretary
John 0. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.,
M.P.H. "We want to ensure that
all Floridians no matter what


the size of their community -
have access to adequate emer-
gency medical services."
These grants were made pos-
sible through the EMS Rural
Matching Grant Program, author-
ized by Chapter.401, Part II, Flori-
da Statutes and funded by the
Legislature annually. Only rural
counties with total populations
of 100,000 or fewer people and
less than 100 people per square
mile density, as defined by sec-
tion 401.107(5), Florida Statutes,
are eligible to apply for these
EMS grants. The state funds 90
percent of the total project costs,
approved by FDOH as authorized
in section 401.113, Florida
Statutes, and 10 percent of the


funds must be provided by the
grant applicant.
Funds must be used to
improve or preserve EMS and
can include: Upgrading commu-
nication systems; purchasing
ambulance or rescue vehicles;
providing training to EMS per-
sonnel and first responders; pur-
chasing medical equipment and
supplies, addressing needs for
responding to mass casualty inci-
dents, and purchasing computer
software and computers for
patient records.
For more information on
these grants, visit the EMS Grants
Web site at
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/demo
/ems/Grants/Grants.html.


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UF/IFAS Ecologist hosts new 'Living Green' TV Show


GAINESVILLE, Fla. To help
residents of Florida and the South-
east protect natural resources and
foster healthy communities, a Uni-
versity of Florida wildlife expert has
created a new television series that
explores regional environmental
problems and shows how people
are helping solve them.
The five-part "Living Green"
series features homeowners, regu-
lators and industry leaders explain-
ing how they are addressing a vari-
ety of environmental challenges,
said Mark Hostetler, an associate
professor with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"I think what sets this show
apart is its upbeat message most
environmental programming I
have seen focuses more on prob-


lems than solutions," Hostetler
said.
One episode is already available
to public television stations, and
several more shows will be com-
pleted later this year, he said. The
first 30-minute program aired on
WUFT-TV/DT in Gainesville on May
18, and will be rebroadcast by the
North Central Florida station July 28
at 10:30 p.m.
Hostetler, who serves as host,
writer, producer and editor for the
series, wants to show viewers they
can help themselves while helping
the environment.
"People are becoming more
aware that conservation has tangi-
ble benefits for them," he said.
"We're trying to present our view-
ers with ideas that will help them


save money on power and water
bills, and even protect their pets."
The first program explores
strategies for designing landscapes
that attract and protect wildlife. It
includes interviews with Florida
homeowners as well as developers
of "green" communities planned to
accommodate the needs of local
wildlife.
Other shows will deal with ener-
gy conservation, invasive animals
and plants, and conservation ease-
ments, legal agreements that pre-
serve the rural character of farm-
lands, he said.
Hostetler said he got his inspira-
tion for the television series from
years of participation in education
and outreach activities with Florida
homeowners, developers and poli-


cymakers.
"I realized the day-to-day deci-
sions made by people at all these
levels have a profound impact on
the health and sustainability of our
communities," he said. "1I believe
environmental issues should be
discussed so that they can be
solved by all groups within a com-
munity."
Hostetler said he hopes the
show's quirky, humorous tone will
appeal to a wide range of viewers.
"'Living Green' is designed to
provide useful information, but in a
way that is entertaining enough to
engage viewers and keep them
watching," he said.
Hostetler's unique approach is
part of the reason WUFT-TV/DT
helped produce the first program in


the series, said station manager
Titus Rush. "We became interested
in this project because we felt Dr.
Hostetler could bring a fresh per-
spective to some serious issues,"
he said.
The station, located in UF's Col-
lege of Journalism and Communi-
cations, is helping to market the
first program, which has been sent
to public television stations in Flori-
da. The program is available to
broadcasters at no cost, and future
editions will also be released
through WUFT-TV/DT, Rush said.
Major funding for the series is pro-
vided by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and various organiza-
tions such as International Paper
Foundation and Progress Energy.
Hostetler is pleased to see the


show, which began production in
May 2004, finally reach viewers. No
stranger to the TV camera, he has
appeared on a number of national-
ly televised programs, including
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
and "Ripley's Believe It Or Not."
But that experience did not quite
prepare him for "Living Green," he
said.
"With this show, I don't just sit
in front of the camera; I'm also
thinking about what shots we
need, where we are getting the
funding for the next episode, and a
million other things," he said. "But
building this program from the
ground up has been a great experi-
ence."


Feral pigs are big problem


Okeechobee resident finally getting


GAINESVILLE Florida's
population boom now includes
some 500,000 wild hogs whose
piggish habits are causing prob-
lems for farmers, residents and
health officials as well as native
flora and fauna.
"Nothing personal, but the
only state with more wild hogs
than Florida is Texas," said. Bill
Giuliano, an assistant professor
of wildlife ecology at the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. Wild
or feral hogs can now be found
in every Florida county and in at
least 35 states including one-
to two-million hogs in the South-
east. Nationwide, their popula-
tion totals about three million.
"Because they are prolific
breeders, there is no way to com-
pletely eradicate them," Giuliano
said. "Even with intensive hunt-
ing pressure, you're not going to
get rid of them."
He said the problem can be
traced to 1539 when Hernando
DeSoto brought hogs into south-
west Florida, and some of them
found freedom in the New
World., Nearly 500 years later,
there are some three million
descendants of these "pioneer
pigs" across the nation.
In Florida, some of the highest
densities of feral hogs can be
found north and west of Lake
Okeechobee where large forest-
ed tracts, dense vegetation,
abundant water and limited pub-
lic access provide an ideal en\i-


ronment for the pigs. Hog num-
bers tend to be lower in areas
with intensive agriculture or
urban development.
"Although they are a popular
target for hunters, wild hogs are
coming into conflict with people
and wildlife," Giuliano said.
"Farmers are not happy when
feral.hogs root up their fields,
and health officials say the ani-
mals carry diseases that could
affect wildlife, livestock and peo.-
ple."
Giuliano, who conducts
research on the animals with
George Tanner, a professor in the
UF wildlife ecology and conser-
-vation department, said hogs can
also host many diseases and par-
asites, including hog cholera,
psuedorabies, brucellosis, tuber-
culosis, salmonellosis, anthrax,
ticks, fleas, lice and various
flukes and worms.
"Wild hogs, which usually
weigh 100 to 200 pounds, are
dangerous," Giuliano said.
"Although they prefer to run and
escape danger, they can be
aggressive when they're injured
or cornered. They can move with
great speed and can cause seri-
ous injury with their tusks."
Acorns are their favorite food,
but they will eat almost anything,
including dead animals, and it
seems like they're always look-
ing for opportunities, he said.
When natural foods are scarce or
inr'acessible, hogs \\ ill fcLii'ge on
ahiiOil an lr, iculltural ciop and


livestock feed. They will also feed
on tree seeds and seedlings,
causing significant damage in
forests, groves and plantations.
In Florida and the Southeast, this
may be a problem in regenerat-
ing long-leaf pine forests.
In addition to the effects of
consuming, knocking down and
trampling large amounts of
native vegetation and crops, the
rooting .behavior of wild hogs
causes significant damage, Giu-
liano said. Rooting digging for
foods below the surface of the
ground destabilizes the soil
surface, uprooting or weakening
native vegetation, damaging
lawns and causing erosion. Their
wallowing behavior destroys
small ponds and stream banks,
which may affect water quality.
They also prey upon ground-
nesting wildlife, including sea
turtles.
"Wild hogs compete for food
with other game animals such as
deer, turkeys and squirrels, and
they may consume the nests and
young of many reptiles, ground-
nesting birds and mammals," he
said. "With their fine sense of
smell, wild hogs can find and
consume young domestic live-
stock, including poultry, lambs
and goats. Millions of dollars are
spent each year to prevent dam-
age from hogs."
Tanner said it may be possible
to limit further population expan-
sion by hunting, various trapping
methods and exclusion.


recognized --as an American
WASHINGTON, D.C. Elva
Marie Hagan will no longer be a
woman without a country. The
62-year-old daughter of a U.S.
serviceman is set to be given
United States citizenship, ending
her long fight to attain that
honor.
Hagan, who lives in Okee-
chobee, Florida, was shocked in
1998 when she was denied gov- ..
ernment benefits because Uncle
Sam didn't consider her a citizen
- even though she's known no l
other home.
The problem stemmed from
the fact that her father spent time
abroad. during World War II,-
married Hagan's: mother in Staff photo/Audrey Blackwe
Canada where Marie was Elva Marie Hagan, an Okeechobee resident was recently
born-but apparently didn't file given U.S. citizenship status, after receiving the shocking
the proper paperwork on their news that she was not, despite living in Aericaall of he
daughter's citizenship when news that she was not, despite living in America all of he
they came home when she was life.
a toddler. Homeland Security, and Jackson since June 17, 1942, her birthday
As a result, Hagan grew up, promised Nelson common
married, had children and sense would prevail. "Wonderful glad we could
worked in the U.S. never realiz- help," Nelson said Thursday
ing she wasn't officially an Amer- And it has. U.S. Citizenship upon receiving word from immi
icancitizen. and Immigration officials in gration officials the problem i
She was denied citizenship Miami are scheduled to give being fixed. Nelson also credited
for the past few years by federal Hagan her overdue citizenship Jackson with promptly respond
immigration officials until she certificate -, meaning she now ing when he was told about the
contacted the Florida office of will be eligible for Social Security case. Immigration is an arm o
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson last and other,benefits she's earned. Homeland Security. The decision
month spoke directly with Hagan is scheduled to take her ends a lengthy ordeal for Hagan
Michael Jackson, the deputy sec- oath at 10:30 a.m. and, her who turned to Nelson's office in
retary of the Department of certificate. will reflect citizenship early April


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trash or garbage and other general labor duties as directed.
Requires physical strength to lift and pull heavy objects.
Applications and full job description available at City Hall,
115 W. Ventura.
EOE/D/F/W/P


NURSE (RN OR LPN)

Needed at the Glades County Health Department
in Moore Haven. Must have valid Florida Driver's
License, reliable transportation; must be willing to
do some home visiting & work in busy clinic.
EEO/AA
Call Alina @ 863-946-0707 x 208
or Patti @ 863-674-4041 x 135
for further details.


HEAD START CENTER MANAGER II
(Pahokee Head Start) $33,748
Administrative and supervisory work managing a
Head Start center, which involves planning, con-
trolling and supervising the day-to-day operation
of the center staff. Reviews and ensures that
staff's and children's files are updated and meet
all County, State, local and federal requirements.
BS/BA Early Childhood Education/Develop-
mentVrelated ECE Degree, Developmental Psy-
chology, Social Work, Sociology, Pub./Bus.
Adm./related; 1 yr. exp. in the supervision of a
programs) for Head Start, preschoolers or relat-
ed social service directed at preschoolers (must
specify on application) or 1 yr. exp. acting as a
Head Start Manager (or unrelated BS/BA and 2
yrs. related exp.). Will be required to obtain a
Florida Child Care and Education Program Direc-
tor Credential and a Florida'Food Protection
Manager Certification within 6 months of hire.
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position de-
scription and an employment application. Sub-
mit application/resume with any Vet. Pref. doc.
for receipt by 5 p.m. 6/17/05 to Palm Beach
-County Human Resources, 50 S. Military Trail
#210, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax
561-616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


-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


The Paige Law Firm, PA.
Seeking experienced secretary, legal secretary experience
preferred but not necessary. Must be organized,
professional person willing to learn & work.
Salary is based upon experience. Fax resume to
(561)996-9337 or mai to 349 Northwest 16th St, Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430 No Phone Calls Please.


Em-plomen
Full ijmeii 0 205


Empoym-Ient-1
Full Time 0205-


HELP WANTED

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Applications are being accepted by the Hendry
SCounty BOCC. This is a highly responsible posi-
tion coordinating and directing the development
of programs that protect the public's health and
safety from large-scale natural and technological
hazards. Requirements are BS degree and four
years of responsible experience in public safety.
or emergency management or comparable
amount of experience. Applications can be ob-
tained at sub-office in Clewiston & at Court-
house in LaBelle. Deadline for submission is
June 16, 2005 at 5:00 PM.
Vet pref., drug free, EEO;-applicants with
disabilities needing assistance contact HR.


I,

JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Days 7 am-7pm
Nights 7 pm-7 am
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour
LTC & Management experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
, EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer


Looking for a career

with a COll1pally you

can grow withP

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive' pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
j kasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877)843-8726
802002-37).


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people


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Thursday, June 9,2005


I
CITY OF CLIEWISTON One (1) EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
inters ate wer nd t e heavy equipment common t
PUbl 0 1 D artn t Ensures equipme is properly
rnacnta,,Ile aneplensulil ihe salety of emplorees who are
near -ation of thmquilornent. High scl7ool aiplonna or
GE I'd with twoito three years of healy equipment
experience. Applications;and full job descriptidn available at
City HA, 115 W. Venture .
EOE/D/F/W/P








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Service Technician I
$8.37 p/hr.
(Valid CDL "C")
Administrative Assistant
$23,707 Ann.
(Must pass C.S. Exam, type 45 cwpm)
Weed & Seed Coordinator
$35,700 Ann.
(BS degree)
Closing: June 20, 2005
Accounting Specialist (P-T/Temp)
$10.40 p/hr.
(Must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Lieutenant
$48,672 Ann.
(Must pass C.S. Exam)
Closing June 29, 2005
Police Sergeant
$40, 250 Ann.
S (Must pass C.S. Exam)
Closing: June 29, 2005
Police Officer
$14.68 p/hr.
Must pass C.S. Exam)
Closing: June 29, 2005.
Utility Systems Coordinator
$35,700 Ann.
Closing: June 29, 2005

Unless stated All positions open until filled.

Positions noted CS -
must pas exam to complete eligibility.

Complete Valid Employment Applications
must be submitted to:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W.
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
Posted: 06-06-05


Bii neIs


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs- if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it Is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.


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S JHENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
.1 ,- 7 L.R- FL R- ., _;. : R~.

LPN I & 1
F .i. -, : r L ., .L:, Jrv'-' r r, .- I ," -,, ,-t .
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Respiratory Tlerapit
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cL ,C L 5" ac -'re J I :,"'-- HR.
Per Diem Pharmacy Technician
s Ten
FulI Time Patient Account eeent Accont Representative

Full Time Cer'tfied Dietary Manager
Ph on 863-90? 3 e Fax s 5. .3-9'. 'M0r
Director of Quality Improvement
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Corr.pECiLi.e 3alar, Excellent Benr-efits
CLinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workpldce EOE


LABOR <4> FINDERS\

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
LI "202 E. Sugarland Hwy. J
(Across from ClewlstonInn) .
(863) 902-9494 $

One man's trash is How do you lind a job
another man's treas- in today's competitive
ure. Turn your trash market? In ihe
to treasure witn an ad employment section
in the classified. of the classified .


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Redwood Picnic Set
Relax and enjoy the fun of outdoor dining anytime
with this redwood picnic set. Ideal for the novice do-
it-yourselfer, most of the cuts for this project are
straight and it requires only basic tools.
The table measures 72 inches long by 33 inches
wide, and a revised materials list is included for
those who -want a 60-inch table.'
The choice of lumber is optional, but redwood is
preferred for its beauty, strength and resistance to
decay.


Redwood Picnic Set plan (No. 669).... $8.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four projects incl. 669... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
s Money Back Guarantee


Servi I I


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
* school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
'2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
, look for a hetper in the
cdassifeds

Services


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improvement


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

Time to clean out the
allic. basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze'


BANKRUPTCY DEBT PROB-
LEMS? Laws Changing
Soon File Now. Money Prob-
'lems? Liens, Levies Foreclo-
sures, Repos, Medical Bills,
Judgements, Lawsuits & Di-
vorce A-A-A Attorney Refer-
ral Service (800)733-5342
.24 hours 7.days a week.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-'
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER ARRESTED?
INJURED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Auto
Accident *Personal Injury
*Domestic Violence
*Wrongful Death "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
D800)733-5342 24 HOURS
AYS A WEEK.


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


BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition.
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
CHINA CABINET- antique,
asking $30. (863)675-4912.
SOFA, CHAIR, ROCKER- wal-
nut.and cane, $350.
(863)763-4525.


DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
(863)675-7694.
MICROWAVE OVEN, excellent
condition, $20..
(863)675-2596
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
Ig., beige, frost free, x-1g..
freezer, exc. cond., $150..
(863)675-2596
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464
STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
$400 or best offer..
(863)357-3639
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


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BIKE, Murray Whiplash, boys,
needs a good cleaning, $20.
(863)983-4915
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.


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.


e Sale


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China, Glass
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ROSENTHAL- 8pl setting,
Made in Germany, wheat de-
sign, gold trim, 50 yrs old,
never used $400
(863)357-2233.


Employment^**
Flanl Timeiiai 0205B


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Suppilta 585
CGuises ,..- .' 590
a A ON.ric 595:
ai~pcFxture 000
,Firew~od -: : 605'
Frunture 810,
;Fur 615
Health & Reduing
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 CONDITIONER
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $275 or best
offer (863)674-0467.
AIR CONDITIONER
New, 21k BTU, needs 220
electric $350
(863)357-8788
AIR CONDITIONERS (2) 5
Ton, For OW. Includes 6 yr.
warrantee. Like brand new.
$1200 (863)697-1894
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
Antiqes 01 01


BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron,
Antique Blue. $75
(863)467-2112
BED, King Size, Complete.
$50 (863)983-7996
BR'SUITE- head/foot board,
dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite
stands $750.
(863)634-0936.
CHINA CABINET, Beautiful,
Lighted. 57W x 78H x 17D.
$200 (863)675-4990
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables,
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK- large,
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
wiston.
DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed
style, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-4200.-
DESK, Wooden. Great for
computer. $40
(863)697-6464
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
caster wheels. $50
(863)357-3439
DINING ROOM SET
Table w/ four matching chairs.
Good cond. $225
(863)467-6550
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6' long, light oak color, $75
(863)357-2863
LR SUITE- used, fair condi-
tion, color pattern, $100.
(863)675-4912.
MATTRESS- California King
size, good condition, paid
$800 asking .$100
(863)675-0104
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
SLEEPER SOFA
$150 (863)674-0405 or
(863)673-5325
SOFA, SLEEPER SOFA, LOVE-
SEAT, blue, good condition,
all for $275.
(863)675-0998.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond: good
:battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


GRENDEL P-10
Semi automatic, .380
$185 (863)763-4961


HOSPITAL BED- Invacare;,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
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AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENE-
FITS From $89.95/Month
Family! Hospital, Doctor Visit
And More! Dental Included
Free! No Exclusions! Open
Enrollment To The Public
Ends Friday!
(866)697-3739.
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Materials B I04


GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
condition, $250,
(863)467-1717.
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.
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2)
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
both (239)246-3549
STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40'
Heritage Bought it, Now its
not needed $6000
763-4149/561-758-4337
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
offer. (863)635-0433.


COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (239)657-3316
REACH IN COOLER
3 door, good for drinks or
produce $800 (239)657-3316


-hildren's
Items 0555


BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/child into youth bed $75
(863)357-2863


(8 3)441-4722.
ELECTRICAL BOX, Square D,
8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
double circuit breakers, $50.
(863)467-0479
FAN- Floor model, 20" Hamp-
ton Bay, w/remote, $20.
(863)467-2112.
HAND PUMP- $80, water w/o
electric, complete w/steel fit-
ting & brass valves to install.
(863)467-4389 mornings.
KEY MACHINE
w/ blank keys, priced rea-
sonably at $400
(863)674-0296
Protect our environment. Save
trees/landfills. Canvas Gro-
cery Bags. Eight bag set,
$35. Bring your own bags to
grocery. Be a bag lady!
www.motherearthbags.com.
PVC FENCE- 49 sections,
posts, caps.and gates,
$850. (772)285-8405
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
verfising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.flodda-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.


The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona
Physician owned.
(866)634-0720 www.glo-
balmedicines.net.



PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
keys, perfect tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or
(863)634-1636
Pet/Supplis I


AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250.863-634-6565.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
400lbs. $350
(863)805-8789/677-0750
CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
Free To Good Home.
(863)763-8892.
DOG HOUSES- for medium to
large dogs. 2 for $30.
(863)763-7497 Okeecho-
bee.
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$1,50. Call evenings.,
(863)675-4098.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $400. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new w/all accessories.
$30, (863)467-5756
PITT BULL PUPPIES- ADDA
registered, 4 males, 1 fe-
male, $300 each,
(863)697-0220.
SPICE FINCHES 2 PAIR
W/furnished breeding cage
$50 (863)675-3032


PORT-A-POTTY
New in box never been used
pd $80 sell for $50
(863)675-4361 after 5pm


SPA, Portable, Jade, Seats 5.
$1800. (863)983-2234 after
6pm.



BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779

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


CHAIN SAW
McCullach, new in box,
never used $110
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150(863)467-4328
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box ,
wheel kit included. $600.
(863)763-0944. .
GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
best offer. (863)357-3388 .


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

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry, Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/'
Flowers 865



QUARTER MARE- 9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 VY yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.
T/B MARE
12yrs old, 14 hds, retired from
playing polo, perfect for old-
er child $400(863)467-0247
"Lawn &HB
i^ardn 085


BUSH HOG
6ft offset, heavy duty
$1200 (863)763-4982
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 9 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846
FLY MOW LAWN MOWER,
Good condition. $75
(863)675-8168
PROJECT TRACTOR
Massey Furgeson
$1500 (863)763-4982
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- John Deere
180 & Husky mower. $600.
ea. (863)763-4149 or
561-758-4337 "


Real Estate


III


Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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The Cornpliee
Liquidation of DLC Corp
SAT-JLME 25-10:30 AM
EvensviUe,TN
Af Itens L.w-ept 7 sen
ABSOJLEIE
Tractors Traileis
Heavy Equipment
Logging Equipment
0 Farm Implements
SComplete Machine
Shop w/ Tools & Equip.
701 ACRE FARM
(sells wftt rowero)
*11 Tracts: 5 to 300 Ac,
400 Ac. of Tillable Land
Former Commercial
Vegetable Farm
SBeautiful Views
Great HomeSites
*2 Ponds
1/2 Mile Paved Roads
*30,000 SF
Warehouse ..
I IILINA\
: ,i \Rbll\1,1
5' 7,] ;;, d2 "


BASEBALL CARDS- Approx.
3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565


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Su ies


SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
remove. (772)486-1914.


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



ROPING SADDLE
Custom built, 16" seat, used
less than 25 times $600
(863)467-0247
SADDLE- McCellan Repro-
ductlon, almost new cond.,
w/bridle & blanket, asking
$200. (863)675-4098.

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945

Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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



Port LaBelle, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $750 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.


ROOMMATES WANTED: Male
Sor Female, No children, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
(863)228-3887 LaBelle
SHARE HOUSE- in country,
walk in closet, full bath,
leave message
(863)902-8553.
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling'
a car? Look in the
classified.

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PropeiUy-Sale 105


A NEW COMPUTER- BUT NO
CASH? You're APPROVED -
Guaranteedl* NO CREDIT
CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
ruptcy OK, (800)319-8860
8A-10P EST on-Frl Sat,
11A-6P *Checking Account
Req'd www.pcs4all.com,
SCANNER- Colorado Primax
600p, brand new with cable.
$25, (863)983-4915.


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

Mobile Homes i


Mobile Home. Lots 2005
Mobile Home Pae 2010'
Mobile Homet Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sa, 2020


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


LaBelle, 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
238 N. Riverview St., LaBelle.
For Sale By Owner. $199,900.
(863)612-0073 Mon-Frd.
LABELLE, Very Nice Area,
Beautiful 3BR w/hard firs. 1
BA w/surrounding tile firs.
Kit., D/R, Carport w/laundry
rm. Beautiful Old Oaks,
Palm, Citrus. About 1/2
acre. $179,900. By Owner.
(863)675-8038.


3)N ew
Land a Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable

4)Tropi 50

Ca aC&
nces
,900
2160W.Hwy 27 Cewstn
1.4 Miles N. W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
.cHampion
HOME BUILDERS CO

MUSE AREA '02 DWMH
wide, 5br, 2ba, 2000 sq. ft.,
on .48 acres, nicely land-
scaped, $140,000
(863)675-4912 Iye message
New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


Furniture^


ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots In the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline, 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best,, selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
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 the mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e stm ent t
15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (526)239-8001.
FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA 75
acre estate featuring 3760
sq. ft. manor home w/ dra-
matic views of Blue Ridge.
Guest cabin, barns, garages,
streams and pond. 15 min-
utes from Interstate 81.
$1,250,000. Bill Gearhart,
Anne Lee Stevens. Coldwell
Banker Townside.
(540)989-3311.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low-financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 xr198.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront 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
800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
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
(888)770-2240,


TERRY FLEETWOOD-'81, 30',
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800. 772-287-3602 or
772-486-1914



MOTOR, 9.9 EVINRUDE 0/B,
Needs new coil. $50
(863)675-8168
Mobile Homes-BB
Saie 220


and istti OfAllKj Items
wwwgg ;son
masal~


Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


HOME & LAND, Appraised @
$85,000. Selling for $86,000.
Keller Williams, World Class
Realtors. (239)839-9368
LABELLE- 3br, 2ba, Family
Room, on corner lot, large
oak trees, 1 acre of land, 2
garage carports, 2 sheds,
screened porch, 1046 No-
bles Rd. Ser. Inq. Only!
(863)675-1172. for appt.


CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES


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


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


Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster, '97, new tires,
12k mi., never reg. in Fla.
Call Don bet. 5-8.
(561)992-9491


re


1)Very Nice,
2/2 DW,
Applicances,
Screen Porch,
Extra DW
Carport, 2
Sheds
$74,900


2) Midstate
Loop Special,
3/2 DW,
Fence
Carport, hed
$72,00


n -Sale.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


ThursdayJune 9 2005


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

Recreation

-- ---.. .. .. .. .. ..--
Boats 3005
Camperi/RVs 3010
Jet Skile 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicl/ATVs 3035

Boats 3005


640 Acres Tallahassee Flori-
da. Abundant wildlife sur-
rounded by National Forest.
Beautiful Creek. Excellent
ranch sites. $3.9m.
(850)576--5271 or
850)566-4325 cell, Owner
financing available,


14' V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/ trailer. $350
(863)657-6652 ,
15' FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
SEvnrude motor. $1000
(863)675-6652
AIR BOAT 125 LYCOMING'05
Brand new prop. but needs
starter. $2500
(863)634-8023 ask for John
AIR BOAT- Aluminum,; 15ft,
small block'Chevy, good
prop; runs good, trailer.
$2500 (863)763-4643.
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor. New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Neg. Call
(863)983-4397
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $250.
863-674-1105.
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, 17'-
bow rider, 140 Johnson OB
motor, new bimini top, 2
bass seats, troll motor, good
trailer. $4500.
(863)612-1648.
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 17 Ft.
Includes trailer & canopy to
cover boat. No motor.
$800 (863)675-6738
GHEENOE 16.5 FT, '91- w/91
40 HP Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, trir, very fast, local boat,
$2500 (863)926-0296.


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Supplies 068


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4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,
Many Upgrades $275,000
RESIDENTIAL-
CLEWISTON
' Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
3BR, 1BA Homein
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
3BR, 2BA, MH on man-
made lake $70,000
New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$275,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D New Upgrades$84,000

MONTURA
* Lots Available Call for Details


in Moore Haven
Reduced to $79,500
MOORE HAVEN
* New Homes starting a45
$145,000
* 3BR, 2BA MH w/fencedyard
$90,000


*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
ACRBAGE LAND LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
* Office & Retail Space available
in Shopping Center
Call for Details.
TOWNHOMES
* 3BR.3BA in Greenacres
one s half hours east
of Clewiston. $155,000


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
1 i 420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
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RESIDENTIAL 3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $84,900
2BR, 2BA New Condo MONTTURA ACHBAVE
$184,900 LOTS AVAILABLE 1.25 acres'S .'Utopia
5 NewHomes Ca"if lMWontira tLS Montura $34,500
UnderContact Carets 4BR 2BAMonura $99,00 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
3 oSAMDPB" C90 ^ Citr&SALEPENDINI0oo
3BR 2BA Pool $340,000 ts 3 5 acres Ladeca $75,000
4 E2 END1NW1900 w oe ome, S oonly Lot in Holiday Isle $27,000
Under Construction $106,000
3BR, 2BA 2294 sq. 9 Commercial Lots on US
. p 0027with1Mo b f400,0 List Your
Moet av atClub 5 Lots Zo Wafti-Family
Lot&A aPENDIji/) 500 $250,000
3BR, 2BA $315,000 8 Lots Zoned R1-B Home Here!
2BR, 2BA Polebarn 12.80 $400,000
10 Lots Zoned Commercial
acres Call for details $500,000 Marketing To
3BR, 2BA $325,000 Harlem Bar Great ig T
3BR, 2BA 1 $3y rkshop Business Opportunity Every Potential
$340,000 f uer In The
MOBIIS Industrial efinery + uyer In Th
3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67,500 100 acres $2.5m World
3BR, 2BAEasyIlfe $87,000 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor pt. $17hendy-desmms.com
SALE PENDIMU7N,600
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HONDA GOLD WING INTER-
STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
firm.(863)612-0090.
HONDA SHADOW V4- 33K
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090



BOMBADEER DS650 Baja,
'03, very few hrs., $4500.
(863)675-0939 .


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Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4000
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
EL CAMINO- '83, white, Runs
good. Many new parts. New
Tires & CD player $1500.
(772)418-2087
HONDA CIVIC, '04- low miles,
call for details,
(863)983-7415.
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1991 Runs good, 128k mi,
asking $1000 or best offer
(863)675-0278


SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.


OLDSMOBILE TORONADO '85
Totally rebuilt, new tires, low
miles. Runs great! $6500 or
good offer. (863)824-0884



FORD BRONCO, '87 -runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
(863)634-4338.
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work.. $2500
(863)634-4104
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.


CLUB CAR GOLF CART-
w/charger, $600.
(863)467-1518.
GOLF CAR- 3 Wheel, recondi-
tioned, smooth riding, $750.
(863)612-1648.


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

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Camper Shell, aluminum, for
short bed, full sz. pickup,
$350. (863)634-2975
HITCH RECEIVER- Class 3,
draw tite, for full size Ford.
$40. (863)697-6812.
RIMS & TIRES- see at Play-
lime Cal Audio DjI. 3r
Blades, 22x9 /, brand new,
$2400 neg. (863)357-6000.
SIDE TOOL BOX
2 doors, w/ keys, like new
$200 (863)357-6202
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744
Love the earth Recycle'
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
Ford F150, '97, 180k mi.,
runs good, $4500.
(863)697-1212
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200
(863)634-4104

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FORD BRONCO '86
Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
Michael (863)967-6632
HUNTING PACKAGE $8500
Jeep '88, Cobra trlr, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915


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TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
good condition. Side rail
ramps. $1500.
(772)418-2087




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DODGE CARAVAN- A/C, Pow-
er steering, AM/FM, 96K,
Runs good. $2500.
(863)673-0065.
FORD HANDI CAPPED 1993,
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3534 $3800.


Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



CITY OF SOUTH BAY


NOTICE OFINTENTTO APPLY
The City of South Bay is applying for
,,,. US Department of
,j i, ,,,,ii ,,,, ,i Utilities Service, for
h ',,, rij.I ,, ".,d Ih,- I ,II I.. :, I..' I N.j l,-
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Written comment ,, 1,, t, .- .:
Bobby "Tony" rir.,, ., i.j,
City of South Bay, 335 S.W. 2nd Ave-
nue, South Bay, FL 33493.
59250 CGS 6/2,9/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILENO. 2005-068-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE'OF
JAMES MARTIN DOLES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES MARTIN COLES deceased,
File Number 2005-068-C is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendrv County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.,
-LaBelle, Florida 33935.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All Creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
.).iii 1, -cedent's estate, including
ui,Tu,i,,.,-1, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 9, 2005.
Personal Representative
RomaJ. Vanse
16589 78th Drive North
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph DeGance, Esquire
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 155360
3471 N. Federal Hwy. #300
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
954-566-153f1
59576 CGS 6/9,16/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District Board of Supervisors will
meet at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June
21, 2005, at the District Office on
3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Flooda. the purpose of this meeting is
to discuss and preliminary adopt next
fiscal year's (10/1/05-9/30/06) pro-
posed operating budget and conduct
other routine business requiring action
by the Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
The final budget and mileage rate will be
advertised, reviewed, and adopted
during public hearings in September,
2005.
Patrick Whidden
Chairman
59098 CB/CGS 6/2,9/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 2004-74 DR
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
MELVIN DENNIS,
Petitioner/Husband
and
ROSAT. DENNIS,
Respondent/Wife
AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: ROSAT. DENNIS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Thomas
Montgomery, Esquire, Attorney for Pe-
titioner, whose address is 0R. Box
1510, Belle Glade; FL 33430, and file
lilt1 I ) I, p I I J lr I 1tl, ll, ,,I 11.
'.'ate ri it,.. :. :r before June 21,
'l' r. Ir judgment against
you may be entered for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and Informatlon. FaIlure
to comply can result In sanctions, in-
cluding dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court onMay 9,2005.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By /s/Hammond
DEPUTY CLERK
54959 CGS 5/19,26;6/2,9/05 ,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2005-173-CA
ROMAN CABRERA, et al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROMAN BABRERA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2004 LIGHTHOUSE LANE
LABELLE, FL 33935-5317
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER, SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK 6, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, If any, on Echevarria
& Associates, PA., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address Is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original Iwith this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or Immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in
the Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 18th day of April, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
59305 CGS 6/2,9/05


NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, June 17, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida


Property of LaTonya Canty
Clothes, toys, basinet, babytub and
misc. items.
60031 CGS 6/9,16/05.

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Chuck RoseBlum
You are hereby notified that
the property stored by you
with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, Unit #6 located at
1801 Red Road, Clewiston,
'FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and
miscellaneous items and will
jir ol Iri r iiij.ihe.i bJf,-r
Cit id a 1i lRh .lhuve id-
jre. 'in .Ju 10 2i05, .il
11 0 3.mU alonq wiiih Ine
adverliringg csiss in te
amount .1 ,I ~ 0 T2 pluI,
$39.69. We riserv!e Ine righn
to refuse any and all bids,
58585 CGS 6/2,9/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Adelphia Communication provides the
following information on upcoming
changes:
On or about July 9th, 2005, select sur-
rounding areas of Belle Glades, Cle-
wiston, Unincorporated Palm Beach
County, and Okeechobee County will
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,I ,, ,' Ih. hi I 'f,,
up.
The following channels will be added:
Logo will be addedto channel 170
The following channel will be deleted:
VH1 Mega Hits
60941 CGS 6/9/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on June 20,
2005 at 9:00 A.M.
1991 Ford (van) Red
VIN# 1FMDA11U9MZA27314
1992 Isuiu(4-door) Red
VIN# 452CG58Z2N4353451
1986 Buick(2-door)Blu
VIN# 1G4GM47A7GP231421)
2002 Chevrolet (4-door)WhI
VIN# 2G1WF52E729376033
1991 Mercury (2-door) Bro
VIN# 1MEPM6047MH623839
1999 Daewa 4-door Grn
VIN# KLAJA52Z7XK237343
1983 Ford (Pickup) Grn
VIN# 1FTEF14G3DNA42155
60955 CGS 6/9,16/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The monthly meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the Flaghole Drainage
District has been scheduled for Friday,
June 17, 2005 at 1:30 PM. The meet-
ing will be held at Hilliard Brothers Of-
fice on 5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
County, Florida.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Flaghole Drainage District
60972 CGS 6/9/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting
of the Board of Supervisors of the
Sugariand Drainage District has been
scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2005,
1:45PM. The meeting will be held at
Hilliard Brothers Office on 5500 Flag-
hole Road, Hendry County, lorida.
Joe Marin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugariand Drainage District
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C-35, C-36, & C-37 CANAL BANK RESTORATION, OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-35, C-36, & C-37 Canal Bank Restoration, Osceola
County, FL on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which
timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Involves all labor, equip-
ment & materials to restore the hurricane-damaged canal banks to their pre-
storm event condition, as specified in the contract documents. An OPTIONAL
pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at
SFWMD Kissimmee Field Station, 80 S. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741.
For directions call (407)846-5226. A site visit will immediately follow.
Aj bids must conform to thejinstructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Inter-
ested respondents my obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for
free from our website www.sfwmd.gov by obtaining a set for $22.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.sfwmd.gov.
60269 CGS 6/9/05


CITY OF CLEWISTON
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
TO PROVIDE
PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
FORA WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY EXPANSION
and COLLECTION SYSTEM EXTENSION
In compliance with the requirements of Florida Statute 287.055, the Consultants'
Competitive Negotiation Act, the City of Clewiston, Florida, is accepting State-
ments of Qualifications from qualified firms to provide Professional Engineering
Services. These services include preliminary engineering design and recommen-
dations, final design, permitting, and monitoring services during the construction
phases to expand an existing 1.5 MGD wastewater treatment (WWTP) to a 3.0
MGD capacity. Requested services'also include extension of the WWTP collec-
tion system to accommodate approximately 225 new service connections.
Statement of Qualifications should be submitted in the following format:
1. Firm Overview: Include firm's capabilities, depth of resources and management
approach.
2. Project Staff Qualifications: Describe related experience and qualifications for
project team members.
3. Past Performances: Consultant should clearly outline relevant experience in simi-
lar assignments including preliminary engineering and design of waste water
systems plus experience with funding agencies (including Water Management
District and USDA Rural Development) for sewer systems.
4. References: Include a minimum of five government client references for which
you have performed similar projects.
5. Understanding of Local Needs and Familiarity with Local Conditions: Include
firms understanding of the specific needs of the City of Clewiston as well as
knowledge of working with local regulatory agencies.
Original and 5 copies of your submittal should be sent to: City of Clewiston, Attn:
Kevin McCarthy, 141 Central Av., Clewiston, FL 33440 by 4 PM on June 24,
2005. Late submittals will not be accepted. Questions should be directed to Mr.
Kevin McCarthy, Director of Utilities, at (863) 983-1454. Submittals must be
clearly marked "Waste Water Facility RFQ." The City reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
58342 CGS 6/2,9/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District", the 1st Amendment to the 17th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stirling Road, Hollywood, F 33024, has sub-
mitted, on May 19, 2005, the 1st Amendment to the 17th Annual Work Plan to
include the following projects: Big Cypress Reservation Nextel Tower Re-
peater placement at the Motocross site adjacent to the West Boundary Road
(S8/T48
S/R33E); and, the second phase of the Snake Road (BIA 1281) improvement pro-
ect totaling 13 miles of roadway (S32/T48S/R35E). Hollywood Reservation -
installation of a 2" well to irrigate 1 acre of landscape at the Extreme Rage Paint-
ball Park (S2/T51S/R41E). The Work Plan describes existing and proposed ac-
tivities on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County,
Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Town-
ship 39 South, Range 33 East Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immok-
alee Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range 29 East.
The Big Cypress Reservation ia located in Hendry County, Township 47 South,
Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County,
Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Wa-
ter Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680;
such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of
publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceed-
ings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative
Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request
therefore after reviewing the Staff Report.
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GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries oa
the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, ursuant to applicable laws, I
meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WA ER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, At.
l Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, forthe following purposes:
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 properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting Is to approve budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal an decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered .at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles F.
Schoech, at(561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
By: Chadies F Schoech, Esq.
59198 CGS 6/2,9/05


HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable
laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade,
Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
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 properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting Is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is madegasfich record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to beaed.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical mpairment should contact the District's Attorney, Chades f
Scoech, at (561)655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
By: Charles E Schoech, Esq.
59196 CGS 6/2,9/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
OF DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries ol
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws,
a Meeting of the Landowners of DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:30 PM. at the office of Alico, Inc.,
640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Rorida, forth purpose of:
1. Electing Supervisors;
2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such. action with respect thereto as the
Landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may
need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Amercian with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
District at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to the date of proceeding.
DATED this 16th day oa May2005.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: RobertP Milley, Secretary
57498 CGS 6/2,9/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF.
HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Hendry-
Hillard Water-Control District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory theretthereto, the Annual Meeng of Landowners of
Hendry-Hilliard WaterCon District, forth year 2005, will e held at the office
of Hilliard Brothers o f Florida, Ltd., 5500 FlagholeRoad, Clewiston,' Florida on Fri-
day, June 17,2005 at 1:00 RM., forth purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term ofthree (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

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Board ofSupervisors .
lendry-Hilliard Water Control District
By: Joe Martin Hilliard
President
51025 CGS 6/9,16/05


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57514 CGS 6/9/0/5


SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT is
scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the'Sugar Farms Co-
op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida forth following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Trans ng such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Spervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose et this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem an-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides t appeal any decision made by the Board ofat Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.,
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans wih Disablities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment shouldcontact the District's Attorney, Chaes
Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior totte Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
By: ChadesF. Schoech, Esq.
59206 CGS 6/2,9/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The regulady scheduled ,Tra,),r, rrtrm 'in
of the Board of Su:raai',.; 'o ro
Hendry-Hilliard Wate: ,.i,. [ir
has been scheduled iru, Friaql iL
17, 2005, 1:15PM. "ir aT,,,Ij aI
be held at Hilliard Br:-r On,a: ,
5500 flaghole Road, Hm.-a v 'au,,rv
Florida.
.,a Man aHilhadl
Supervisor
Hendry-Hilliard Water ControlDistrict,
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Safety tips for backyard barbeques


For many Floridians, summer
means a chance to fire up their gas
grills and host a backyard barbecue for
friends and families. Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson reminds people to
follow safety precautions to help make
the summer season both safe and
enjoyable. Mr. Bronson and the Florida
Propane Safety, Education and
Research Council have compiled a list
of propane gas grill and cylinder safety
tips:

Propane Grill Do's:
Always read and follow the. grill


manufacturer's instructions and keep check all connections for tightness
written materials and manuals in a safe, using a leak-detection solution.
accessible place. If you experience difficulties in the
When not in use, make sure all operation of your gas grill, contact your
grill burner controls are turned off and local propane provider for service.
that the cylinder valve is closed.
Never attempt to move a hot grill. Propane Grill Don'ts:
Make sure the grill is shut off and Do not smoke while handling the
cool to the touch before covering it propane cylinder.
after use. Do not allow children to tamper or
Always use or store cylinders out- play with the cylinder or grill.
doors in an upright, vertical position. Do not use, store or transport your
When filling or exchanging a cylinder where it would be exposed to
cylinder, have the supplier check for high temperatures. (This includes stor-
dents, damage, rust or leaks. ing spare cylinders under or near the
Before using a propane gas grill, grill.)


Unemployment rate

Florida's April 2005 unemployment The state continued to see growth in
rate was the lowest experienced by the the total number of jobs. Based on data
state since April 2001. The state's sea- from March 2005, the latest month for
sonally adjusted April 2005 unemploy- which comparable data are available
ment rate was 4.2 percent, down from from other states, Florida led all states
the revised rate of 4.4 percent in March in the number of new jobs created and
and down 0.6 percentage point from had the fastest rate of annual job'
4.8 percent a year ago. growth among the ten most populous
Florida's seasonally adjusted unem- states.
ployment rate for April 2005 was a full Solid growth continued in manufac-
percentage point lower than the nation- turning's durable goods sector, which
al rate of 5.2 percent. gained 3,500 jobs (+ 1.4 percent) since
In April 2005, seasonally adjusted last April. Much of the growth in
nonagricultural employment grew by durable goods was in transportation
224,700 jobs over the year, growing at a equipment manufacturing (+2,200
rate of 3.0 percent. By comparison, the jobs, +5.4 percent) and computer and
national rate of growth was 1.7 percent electronic product manufacturing
for the same period. (+ 1,700 jobs, +3.5 percent).


dropping
. The newly redefined Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA led the
state in employment growth (+55,500
jobs, +2.4 percent), followed by the
Orlando and Tampa-St. Petersburg-
Clearwater MSAs with over-the-year job
growth in April 2005 of +42,000 jobs
and + 34,400 jobs, respectively.
Palm Beach County had an unem-
ployment rate of 4.2 percent in April
with a workforce of 607239 persons
and 25694 unemployed. In March the
unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
Glades County had an unemploy-
ment rate of 4.1 percent in April with a
workforce of 5056 persons and 206
unemployed. Unemployment in March
was also 4.1 percent.


Never leave the grill unattended
when in use.

"Propane grills are extremely popu-
lar, and when used properly they are
safe," Bronson said. "But we do hear
about accidents and one bad decision
can result in serious injury or worse so
we urge people to go over these safety
tips each year."

For a copy of the Department's free
brochure, Safe Cooking with Propane
Gas Grills, please contact the Depart-
ment's Bureau of Liquefied Petroleum
Gas Inspections at (850) 921-8001.



in Florida
Hendry County had an unemploy-
ment rate of 6 percent with -18,597
workers and 1,114 unemployed.
Unemployment in March was 5.8 per-
cent.
Okeechobee County, with 16,130
workers and 797 unemployed, had an
unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in
April. In March the Okeechobee County
unemployment rate was 5.2 percent.
Walton County had the lowest
unemployment rate in the state of Flori-
da in April, with 2.8 percent unem-
ployed.
Madison County, with 5.8 percent
unemployed, had the highest unem-
ployment rate in the state in April.


Tips that will help to ensure a safe summer


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) encour-
ages summer safety during this heavy
vacation season. By making wise choic-
es to protect your skin, food and overall
health, you and your family can have
fun in the sun while staying out of harm
sway.
"While Floridians and visitors travel
throughout the state, being knowledge-
able of safety tips can drastically
decrease the number of summer relat-
ed injuries and accidents," says DOH
Secretary John 0. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H. "Playing it safe is the
theme we want Floridians to remem-
ber and employ this summer."

Food safety
Few things in life are better than a
summer barbecue, and no barbecue is
complete without following the proper
food handling procedures below:
Always wash your hands with:
warm, soapy water before and after*
handling food.
Keep marinating foods refrigerat-
ed and boil the used marinade sauce
before applying to cooked food. Also
avoid putting cooked food on any plate
that previously held raw food. .
Use ia meat thermometer to
ensure that food reaches a safe internal
temperature. Beef should be cooked to
at least 160iF and chicken to 170iF. Fish
is done when the meat is opaque and
flakes easily.
Pre-heat the coals on the grill for
20-30 minutes.
Pack plenty of ice or freezer packs.
to maintain a constant cold tempera-
ture.

Sun safety
Precautions must be taken to avoid
sunburn and skin injuries. Exposure to
the sun's ultra-violet (UV) rays is the
leading environmental factor in the pro-
gression of skin cancer. Liberal use of
sunscreen with a sun protection factor
(SPF) of 15 or greater is recommended
to prevent sunburn. Other ways to pro-
tect yourself from sunburn are:
Seeking shade under shelter such
as a tree or umbrella,
Covering up with light-weight
clothing,
Wearing a hat to protect your face,
scalp, neck and ears, and
Wearing sunglasses that deter.UV
rays (also necessary when using indoor
tanning facilities). ,
Individuals particularly sensitive to

the ,sun, may want to avoid exposure.


between the peak sun hours of 10:00
AM to 3:00 PM (even on cloudy days).

Puffer fish
Florida's seafood is among the best
in the country, but take care to identify
and avoid poisonous fish. Eating puffer
fish, commonly known as blowfish,
can cause saxitoxin poisoning. Saxitox-
in has no taste, color or smell and can-
not be destroyed by cooking or clean-
ing. Symptoms of saxitoxin poisoning
include tingling, burning, numbness,
drowsiness, incoherent speech, diffi-
culty breathing and in severe cases,
death. Also avoid locally harvested
shellfish during red tide occurrences.

Swimming safety
When enjoying our waters, Floridi-
ans and those visiting Florida should
engage in water sports that are safe for
all involved while taking note of marine
life and harmful algal blooms. *,
Marine life includes naturally occur-
ring plant-like algae like blue-green
algae: (cyanobacteria), and red tide,
which can be present in the open
ocean, bays, lagoons and freshwater
environments. DOH recommends
avoiding areas with obvious algal
blooms as contact may cause skin rash,
runny nose .and burning eyes. Howev-
er, symptoms are temporary and last
only fora few hours,
For more information or to report
symptoms related to red tide, blue
green algae exposure or puffer fish con-
sumption, call the toll-free Marine Toxin
Hotline at 1-888-232-8635. This hotline
is operated by the Florida Poison Con-
trol Center.
An example of an unsafe water
sport is, teak .surfing. Teak surfing
involves swimmers being towed
through the water while hanging on to
apowerboat s teak swim plat-
form. The threat of carbon monoxide is
present because moving boats produce
exhaust fumes. Carbon monoxide is a
highly toxic gas that has no smell or
taste. Inhaling carbon monoxide caus-
es the teak surfer to lose conscious-
ness, become submerged in the water
and quickly drown. Many surviving vic-
tims have sustained permanent brain
damage.

Mosquitoes
DOH officials continue to stress the
"5 D s" for prevention:
DUSK and DAWN (avoid being
outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking


blood, for many species this is during
the dusk and dawn hours).
DRESS (wear clothing that covers
skin). /
DEET (use mosquito repellents
including DEET [N, N diethyl-metatolu-
amide] on skin. You can add to your
protection by applying a repellent
directly to your clothing when you are
outside). Keep in mind, DEET is not rec-
ommended for children younger than 2
months old. Instead, avoid exposing
babies to mosquitoes.
DRAINING (check your home to
rid it of standing water in which mos-
quitoes can lay their eggs).
Elimination of breeding sites is one
of the keys to prevention.
Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breed-
ing Sites
1. Clean out eaves, troughs and gut-
ters, .
2. Remove old tires r drill holes' in
those used in playgrounds to drain.-
3. Turn over or remove empty plastic
pots.
4. Pick up all beverage containers
and cups.
5. Check tarps on boats or other
equipment that may collect water.
6. Pump out bilges on boats.
7. Replace water in birdbaths and
pet or other.animal feeding dishes at
least once a week.
8. Change water in plant trays,
including hanging plants, at least once
week.
9. Remove vegetation or obstruc-
tions in drainage ditches that prevent
the flow of water.

Black henna tattoos
Other skin injuries can be sustained
by getting black henna tattoos or body
piercing. Henna is a coloring made
from a plant extract that has not been
approved by the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for skin applica-
tion. Some of the henna contains a
product called p-phenlyenediamine
(PPD), which may cause allergic reac-
tions like intense itching, redness,
swelling and even scarring at the tattoo
site. Persons experiencing these symp-
toms should seek immediate medical
attention and report the instance to the
local health department. Body piercing
poses health risks if done with unclean
instruments. Unclean instruments
could be contaminated with Hepatitis B
or C, diseases which may severely
impair liver function. Also, an abnor-
mal overgrowth of scar tissue, called a
keloid, can form. -


Poison control
SDOH joins the Florida Poison Infor-
mation Centers in encouraging individ-
uals to take an active role in safeguard-
ing children from potential dangers that
involve products commonly found in
every home. This focus on poison-
proofing your home is part of the annu-
al campaign to educate the public on
the dangers and prevention of acciden-
tal poisonings. Almost one million chil-
dren are exposed to a potential poison
each year.
Children under the age of five are
particularly .vulnerable to these acci-
dental events due to their natural
curiosity about the world around them.
What they see, touch and reach is gen-
erally put into their mouths.
Almost 60 percent of all calls to the
poison information center involve
exposures in one of the following five
groups: Acetaminophen is used as an
aspirin substitute, pain reliever and
fever reducer and is-often found in chil-
dren s medication. Toxic symp-
toms are delayed and can cause pro-
found effects, particularly liver damage.
Ethanol-containing products include
mouthwashes, perfumes, colognes,
hand sanitizers and adult cold medica-
tions. Toxic symptoms include sleepi-
ness, drop in blood sugar and shallow
breathing. Common hand soaps and
detergents may cause upset stomach
and may cause persistent vomiting,
diarrhea and even dehydration if ingest-
ed. Automatic dishwasher detergent
may be caustic. Hypochlorites include
bleach, pool chemicals and supplies
and cleaning products. Toxic symp-
toms can include irritation to the mouth
and stomach, and potential burns to
the mouth, throat and esophagus.
Hydrocarbon containing products
include gasoline, kerosene, charcoal
lighter fluid, automobile products and
lamp oil. Toxic symptoms may include
vomiting, and if the product enters the
lungs, fever, coughing, shortness of
breath, wheezing or chemical pneumo-
nia can occur.
For poisoning emergencies, call the
Poison Information Center; toll free 24
hours a day, at 1-800- 222-1222
(Voice/TDD); calls will be connected
based on geographic region. The
healthcare professionals at the Center
will immediately respond to poison:
emergencies and answer poison-relat-
ed questions about medications,
household products and other poten-
tially dangerous substances.


Youth Leadership Camp moves to Belle Glade


This summer the glades community
hosts a new youth camp geared toward
developing leadership skills, enhancing
critical thinking skills and increasing
cultural awareness.
The highlights of the program
inriclude visiting motivational speakers,
daily career highlights, business skills
workshops, educational field trips, cre-
ative writing lessons, hands on science
experiments, conflict resolution work-
shops, African-American history ses-
sions, and much more.


The Motivated, Organized, Venerat-
ed and Empowered (MOVE) youth
camp seeks to highlight the talented,
youth of the glades community. What
will you do to prepare for tomorrow?
What career opportunities await you?
Do you like asking questions? Do you
like investigating things? Do you like
learning new and exciting things? Do
your peers tend to want to follow you?
Do you want to join others who share
similar interests?
Then make your MOVE and come


be apart of the Youth Summer Camp
that inspires and values your curiosity.
The educational field trips include the
Miami Museum of Science, Vizcaya
Museum & Gardens, Museum of Art of
Ft. Lauderdale, and the African-Ameri-
can Research Library & Cultural Center.
The camp is scheduled to start June 14,
at the Women's Civic Club on Martin
Luther King Blvd in Belle Glade, Fl. The
program is for student's age 12-17 years
of age and will run Tuesday to Thursday
from 9 am-4 pm for five weeks.


The Youth of Belle Glade have valu-
able contributions to offer the commu-
nity. The need only exists in receiving
the direction and guidance to nurture
those hidden talents. The MOVE youth
camp is also looking for individuals or
organizations to help sponsor partici-
pants for the program. If you are inter-
ested in supporting the leadership
development of glades youth please
contact the program coordinator at
(561) 449-6210.


Man convicted for using Internet to seduce child


TALLAHASSEE Attorney Gener-
al Charlie Crist announced the convic-
tion of an Orange County resident on
15 counts of using a computer to
seduce a child.over the Internet.
Walter Hammel, 52, was arrested
when he traveled to Polk County to
meet a young boy for a pre-arranged
liaison, unaware that the person with
whom he communicated over the
Internet was an undercover law
enforcement officer. The case was
prosecuted by the Attorney General's
Office of Statewide Prosecution,


which has specific jurisdiction to pros-
ecute cases involving section
847.0135(3), Use of a Computer to
Seduce a Child over the Internet.
"Words cannot describe the atroci-
ty that could have taken place here,"
said Crist. "The insidious nature of this
crime is that this man used the Inter-
net to invade a home and a family in
order to lure his victim to him. It is
imperative that we continue to fight to
protect our children from these mon-
sters, and I commend the jury on
reaching its verdict."


The case began in October 2003
when an officer working with a Cen-
tral Florida task force on Internet
crimes against children monitored an
Internet chat room. Hammel struck
up an online conversation with the
agent, who he believed was a 13-year-
old boy named "Larry." Over a period
of time, Hammel attempted to lure
"Larry" to his home in Orange Coun-
ty, and at one point sent pornographic
images of young boys. After a month
of online conversations, Hammel trav-
eled to a Wal-Mart in Haines City


intending to pick up "Larry" and take
him to his home in Winter Garden.
Hammel was arrested when he
approached a decoy arranged by
agents.
Among the agencies involved in
the joint investigation were the Polk
County Sheriff's Department and the
Eagle Lake Police Department.
Sentencing is scheduled for July 22
in Bartow. Hammel, who is an Austri-
an national, faces up to 75 years in
prison.


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