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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 23, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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CLEWISTON The Rotary
Club of Clewiston held its 2005-
2006 Installation Banquet on
Thursday, June 16 at the Clewis-
ton Country Club. The ceremo-
ny also recognized the Golden
Anniversary of the Clewiston
Rotary Club, which was char-
tered in Clewiston on June 26,
1956.
The new officers of the club
were recognized and presented
honorary pins at the ceremony.
The 2005-2006 incoming offi-
cers include President Scott
Egan-Wyer, President-Elect
Ruben Torres, Secretary Glenn
Smith, and Treasurer Pastor
John Hicks. New directors and
service chairpersons include
Cheryl Eby (Club Service), Mali
Chamness (Vocational Ser-
vice), Chris Kuechmann (Com-
munity Service), Frank Harris
(International Service), and
Curvin Martin and Tommy
Perry (At Large). Finally, Chris
Shupe and Joe Whitehead were
installed as sergeants-at-arms.


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Volume 8


At a Glance


Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education
classes are being offered at
Hendry Regional Medical Cen- "
ter. Call Toni at 983-1123 for
more information.

Fireworks gala at
Sugarland Park
The city of Clewiston is
having its annual birthday
party for the good old U.S.A.,
and wants to invite you to join
us at the Sugarland Park, 1300
South W.C. Owen Avenue,
Monday, July 4. The action
starts at dark when the skies
light up with a huge pyrotech-
nic extravaganza. For informa-
tion, call Public Works Direc-
tor Sean Scheffler at 983-1471.

Free youth
concert
Join the fun June 24 and be
part of TGIF The Concert. It
will be held at World Mission
Church, 217 E. Aztec Avenue
in Clewiston. For questions,
please call 983-1070. Te invita-
mos este 24 de Junio a que
seas parte de TGIF The Con-
cert. Lugar Iglesia Misionera
Mundial, 217 E. Aztec Avenue,
en Clewiston, para preguntas
llamar a 983-1070).

Flea Market
re-Opening
Moore Haven flea market
will re-open and will be offer-
ing their spaces for free to sell
your stuff. For more informa-
tion, call ,(863) 227-6173 or
(863) 946-0037. and ask for.
SRicardo.

Flea market
The next Trash to Trea-
sures indoor Flea Market will
be held June 24 from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. at the L.J. Nobles
Senior Center, 475 E. Cowboy
Way, in Labelle. For more
information or to make a
donation, call Barbara at (863)
675-1446. All proceeds to ben-
efit the Faith in Action in
LaBelle program. Come in out
of the heat and soak up some
bargains!

Family Caregiver
Support Groups
June topic is Social Security
Medication Program Informa-
tion and Answer Session.
Come to a free information
sessions given by a Social
Security Administration repre-
sentative with real facts about
the upcoming Medicare pre-
scription drug program.
Wednesday, June 22 at 4
p.m. at the Clewiston Senior
Center '(863) 983-7088
(Clewiston).
Wednesday, June 29 at 4
p.m. at the Moore Haven
Senior Center (863) 946-1821
(Moore Haven).


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Caregivers .also need help


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON It's some-
thing more and more Ameri-
cans are going through as the
Baby Boomer generation
begins its decline into the gold-
en years. For some, it's a matter
of expense and for others, it's
simply a matter of not wanting
to see their loved one slip away
into the anonymity of "out of
sight, out of mind."
Whether it's taking care of
an elderly parent, a disabled


child, or any family member
who begins to succumb to age,
disease, or tragedy, the burdens
of dedicating one's life to the
care and support 'of another
human being can be simply
overwhelming.
The Caregivers Assistance
and Regional Education (CARE)
Program recognizes the
urgency that is spreading across
the country and will be holding
a free seminar in Hendry Coun-
ty beginning July 6 and running


through July 14. The July 6 ses-
sion will open with an introduc-
tion to the program, communi-
cation/sensitivity training, and
roles, responsibilities, and
stress-related issues.
The following day, July 7, the
second session will delve into
key topics of understanding the
aging process and the associat-
ed illnesses and behavior
changes that aging can some-
times impact.
The program continues July


Safety first: Red Cross instructs local children


Siafl phoiosildeybis Gonzalez
Maria Torres and Debbie McDuffie, getting ready for the Red Cross, Safety First class.


--Red Cross- offered safety-first class
By Ideybis Gonzalez
OnFriday, Jhne 17, at 9.30
am., Red Cross Employees
Maria Torres and Debbie
McDuffie held a class for the
campers at Camp Crayon .'
called First Aid For Little
Ones. ,
The purpose of the class
was to teach the young chil-
dren the proper procedures
and tips on safety. All of the
children were given a color-
ing booklet with each sub-'
ject they were going\ to
review and learn.
They first' learned that Here is one of the children putting on a bandage to one of
staying calm in a stressful sit- the center's volunteers.
uation is the number one tip.
Ms. Torres explained to
the children how and when
to dial 9-1-1, and how to
properly identify the emer-
gency.
The children also learned .
how to give others first.aide,
they were able toexperience
it by putting bandages on .
Ms. .v.cuum.pointed.ou
each other.
Ms. McDuffie pointed out
a few household products .. ,
that are dangerous, and the --
importance of staying away
Here are some of the children coloring subject that were
See Safety-Page 10 being reviewed.


11 with its third session, which
will talk about pre-admission
emergency respite counseling
and linking local caregivers to
their community resources,
which can be invaluable to not
only the person in need of care,
but to the caregiver's health and
welfare as well. The program
finale will be July 14 where
planning for the future, doc-
tor/patient communication,
personal care and safety emer-
gency measures will be among


the topics of conversation, as
well the actual development of
a local support group for local
caregivers.
All classes will take place at
Senior Connections of South-
west Florida, located at 1200
WC Owen Avenue, in Clewis-.
ton.
CARE Program Coordinator
Danielle Musteffe said the pro-
gram's goal is to provide free
See Caregivers Page 10


Two arrested



in Palmdale



shooting


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Palm-
dale resident Kevin Osceola
was actively involved in
Glades County and the com-
munity of Moore Haven. The
tragic shooting death of Osce-
ola in Palmdale last Monday
morning led to two arrests by
the Glades County Sheriff's
Office in connection with the
shooting.
The shooting occurred at
Osceola's home in Palmrndale
during the pre-dawn hours of
June 13, during which Osceo-
lai;,33, Tobl:. Reed Cuppler, and
Billie Sue Hurst had reportedly
been shooting "dummy
rounds" from a .410 shotgun


at each other.
The dummy rounds had
been fabricated by removing
the pellets -from the actual
shotgun shells, and replacing
them with toilet and/or tissue
paper. Coppler, who waived
his Miranda rights, told
authorities that he did not see
that the gun had been loaded
with live shells by Osceola,
who was known by the nick-
name "Fatman".
Glades County Sheriff's
investigators arrested Coppler
at the scene and charged him
with manslaughter. Coppler,
34, was brandishing the
See Shooting Page 10


Club lease "



deal discussed


By Bill Fabian
The Clewiston City Commis-
sion held preliminary discus-
sions concerning a potential
lease agreement between the
city and the Clewiston Country
Club, which has operated for
almost 30 years after the expira-
tion of an initial lease agree-
ment in 1978.
According to the lease agree-
ment, which was an exhibit in
the regular meeting of the
Clewiston City Commission on
Monday, the city provided an
option within the lease for the
club to renew the agreement
and extend the lease for two
years. According to city records,
a renewal application was never


filed.
The City Commission and
staff had coordinated with Club
President R. H. Bass and the
Clewiston Country Club Board
of Directors to begin discussion
for establishing a formal lease
agreement, beneficial to the
interests of both the city and the
club.
The discussion was included
as a request item on the com-
mission's agenda., The request
called for discretionary action
and the preparation of an
appropriate "commercial" lease
agreement for consideration by
the commission. Upon discus-
See Lease -Page 10


Staff Photos/Bill Fabian
(L-R) New club officers and chairpersons Curvin Martin,
Chris Shupe, Joe Whitehead, Chris Kuechmann, and
Pastor John Hicks.


Rotary International District
6960 Governor Paul K. Musler
officially installed the new offi-
cers and presented the hon-
orary pins to the new club offi-
cers and chairpersons.


Incoming President Scott
Egan-Wyer gave remarks on
2005-2006, and thanked the

See Rotary- Page 10


Staff Photos/Bill Fabian
Incoming Rotary President Scott Egan-Wyer with his family:
Father, Terry and mother Carmen, and daughter Alex.


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Rotary installs new officers


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
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Anniversary


Births


Jason Lee Harrell,
Jasom and Juanita Harrell are
proud to announce the birth of
their son Jason Lee Harrell Jr. He
was born May 16, 2005 at 3:56
p.m. weighing seven pounds,
three ounces and was 20 1/2
-'inches long at birth.
f Jason Jr. was welcomed
home by his big sisters Andrea,
Brittney and Lizzie.


Ronald Eric
"Bud" Rounds
Ronald Eric "Bud" Rounds was
welcomed into the world June 18,
2005 at 10:27 a.m. at Glades Gener-
al Hospital. Tanya Rounds wel-
com'ed her bouncing baby boy
who weighed seven pounds and
seven ounces and was 20 inches
long at birth.
' Welcoming young Ronald
home was her sister Shawna
Marie, maternal grandparents
Ronald and Constance Rounds,
Uncle Bobby, Aunt Tracy, Uncle
Les, Uncle Matt, Aunt Teresa, and
cousins; Samantha, Savannah, Jes-
sica, Sydney, Alyssa, and Shannon.


In the Military


: Sergio Avalos
Navy Petty Officer Third Class
Sergio Avalos, son of Josefin'a
and Margarito Avalos of Clewisk
.- ton, and his shipmates are in
the middle of a scheduled
deployment, while assigned to
S';: the amphibious assault ship
USS Kearsarge, homeported in:
Norfolk, Va.,
Avalos' ship deployed with
USS Ashland, USS Ponce and
USS Gonzalez as part of the USS
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike
Group in- support of the global
war on terrorism and Opera-
tions Enduring/Iraqi Freedom.
The primary mission of Aval-
os' ship is to embark, deploy
and land elements of a Marine
landing force by helicopter,
landing craft air cushion or
amphibious assault vehicle.
Avalos is a 2002 graduate. of.
'"Clewiston High School of,
Cle%% ision, and joined Ihe Navy
- in July 2 -


Gina England
Navy Seaman Recruit Gina M.
England, a 1999 graduate of Paho-
kee High School, Pahokee, Fla.,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, IlL1
SDuring the eight-week pro-
gram, England completed a vari-
ety of training which included
classroom study and practical-
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was.
also placed on physical fitness.*
The capstone event of boot.
camp is "Battle Stations". This,
exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic
warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practi-
cal application of basic Nfaty skills
and the core values of Honor,
Courage and ComrmiLmirnt. Its dis-
tinctly "NaK% flavor was designed,
to take jto account Lvhat it means.
.o be a Sailor.


Robert and Beverly Giesler
Robert and Beverly
Giesler celebrates
50th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giesler
will celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary July 3 at the Old Town
Hall in Huntingburg, Indiana.
Open house will be from 2-4 p.m.
The couple requests no gifts.
Bob Giesler and Beverly Frick
married on July 2, 1955, in Hunt-
ingburg at St. Mary's Rectory by
Father Alfred Baltz. Their atten-
dants were Bill Giesler of Jasper,
in cousin of the groom and the
late Waneta Lindauer, sister of the
bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Giesler are the


parents of five daughters Mrs.
Mark (Roxanna) Hasenour of
Jasper, IN, Mrs. Patrick (Karen)
Werne of Buckhead Ridge, Flori-
da, Mrs. Gary (Carla) Schnarr of
Huntingburg, IN., Mrs. Jack
(Joyce) Welp of Birdseye, IN., and
Mrs. Bret (Molly) Egg of Atoka,
TN. They have sixteen grandchil-
dren and six great grandchildren.
One grandson is deceased.
Bob and Beverly moved from
Indiana to Buckhead Ridge in
1981 and now enjoy vacationing
at their home at 521 SR 145 South
in Birdseye, Indiana. Mrs. Giesler
retired from Circle K In Buckhead
Ridge. Mr. Giesler has been a long
time chairman (13 years) of the
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Obituaries


Donald Lee West berry
Donald Lee Westberry, of
Clewiston, 60, died Monday,.
June 13, 2005 at County Road 29:
Don LaBelle.
Donald Lee
Westberry
was born in
Arcadia, Flori-


here for 24
'years. He Was .
self-employed
,.as a mechanic. Donald Lee
: Survivors ald Lee
include: Wife Westberry
Yvonne West-
berry of Clewiston: sons, Greg
Westberry of Clewision, Ron
Westberry of Jacksonville, Eric
S:Westberry of Cle\viston, Ricky
Duane Weslberry deceased;
mother Eva Westberry of Noca-
tee, Florida; brothers, Kerneth
Westberry of Arcadia, Florida,
Buddy Westberry of Nocatee,
Florida; and sister Vicki Dove of
Sebring.
Calling hours were June 16
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at
Akin- Davis Funeral Home Inc.
Services were held at Church of
God of Clewiston at 10 a.m. on
June 17, 2005.. Burial was at'
Ridgelawn Cemetery Otficiating
Clergy was Rev. Shannon Con-
ner, Rev. Eric. Burch, and Rev.
Harold Hanks.
Akin -Davis Funeral Homes
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Kevin D. "Fat man"
Osceola
Kevin D. "Fat man" Osceola,
33, of Palmdale, passed away
Monday, June 13, 2005. He was
born Dec. 8, 1971 in Alexandria,
LA and was a lifelong resident of
Palmdale. He was a cowboy and
fireman and a member of Palm-
dale Baptist Church. He was for-
mer Palmdale Fire Chief and was
a member of the first response
medical team for 10 years. He
was a coach for T-ball and Little
League and enjoyed rodeoing
Survivors are his wife, Angie
Osceola; son, Warren James.
Osceola; daughter, Kaitly'n Osce-
ola; parents, Mike and Sanidra
Osceola all of Palmdale; three
brothers, Michael Corbitt of
Stanton, KY, Bryant "Bimbo"
1--- Osceola of Houston, TX, James
-':- "Pero" Osceola of Palmdale; two
sisters, Judy Corbitt of Stanton,


KY and Deana "Dede" Osceola
of Houston, TX; numerous other
relatives. Funeral services were
Saturday, June 18&, at 11 a.m. at
Palmdale Baptist Church,. where
the family received friends one
houi prior to the service. Grave-
side services were Saturday at
3:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Ceme-
tery. Brant Furieral Chapel was in
charge ofariangements.
Linda Ann Roberts
Linda Ann Roberts, 50, of
Lake City. Florida, dkd \Wednes-
day, June 8, 20055
She was born in Lake City,
Florida, and had lived in Lake
City, Florida her whole life. She
was a registered nurse.
She was a rnember of Lake
Cit\ First Baptist Church, and
The Lions Club
Survivors include brother Pre-
ston Roberts' of Clewiston and
sisters Barbie Roberts of Jack-
sonville, Florida -and Jessica
Pierce of Lake City, Florida.
Funeral services were held at
.7 p.m. on June' 10, 2005 at
Cheryl Guery Funeral Home, in
Lake City, Florida.. Visitations
were from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
June 9, 2005 at Cheryl Guery
Funeral ,Home, in Lake City,
Florida. All funeral arrangements
were under the direction of
Cheryl Guery Funeral Home in
Lake City, Florida.


Inez Rodriguez
and Troy Lee Reynolds


Rodriguez and
Reynolds
Damacio and Francisca
Rodriguez of South Bay are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Inez
Rodriguez to Troy Lee Reynolds
of Stuart.
The prospective groom is the
son of Doris W Reynolds of Port
St. Lucie.
The wedding is planned for
June 25, 2005 at the Doyle Con-
nor in Moore Haven. The groom
is elf employed as a CPA.
The bride-to-be is employed
as a sheet metal with Turbom-
dustor Technology Inc.
The groom is self-employed
as a CPA.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Stuart,


Ruby Jones
and Willie Preston


Willie Preston and
Ruby Jones
Mrs. Essie Mae Miles of Okee-
chobee is.pleased to announce
the engagement of her daughter
Ruby Jones of Hartford New
Britain, Connecticut/ Ft. Pierce,
Florida to Willie Jones Preston of
Clewiston,
Mr. Preston is retired from U.S.
Sugar and is currently employed
at Wal-Mart.
Ms. Jones is retired from state
of Connecticut Veterans Affairs,
Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
The wedding ceremony will be
held July 16, 2005 at 4 p.m. at the
Harlem Civic Center in Clewiston.
The reception will be held imme-
diately after the ceremony. All
family and friends are invited to
attend. The couple will reside in
Clewiston.


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Florida heat brings health hazards


Soaring, temperatures bring
increased risk of heat injury.
If you are working or playing
in the Florida heat, be aware of
the warning signs of heat injury.
According to the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), heat
injuries include: Heat rash, heat
cramps, heat swelling, heat syn-
cope (fainting), heat exhaustion
and heatstroke.
Heat rash (sometimes called
prickly heat) is generally mild.
Red bumps appear on the skin
and usually disappear within a
few days. Heat rash is fairly com-
mon in very young children.
Heat rash can be prevented by
keeping cool with air condition-
ing, fans and cool showers. Keep
the skin dry an'd wear light-
weight, loose-fitting clothing.
Wear natural fibers, such ag cot-
ton, which do not trap the
body's heat.
Treatments for heat rash
includes: Keep the rash area
cool and dry. Consult your doc-
tor about medications such as
calamine lotion and Benadryl. If
the rash does not clear up in a
few days, or it becomes infected,
consult your doctor.
According to the CDC Web
site, heat cramps often occur
after strenuous exercise in heat,
and tend to occur in the legs or
abdomen.
Symptoms include: Cool,
moist skin; muscle spasms,
twitching, hard and lumpy mus-
cles, tender muscles, nausea,
possibly with vomiting; fatigue,
and rapid heartbeat.


with Katrina Elsken


Heat cramps occur because
the body loses fluid and elec-
trolytes. If you are sweating, be
sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Water is always a good choice,
but if you are sweating a lot, you
might want to also sip sports
drinks such as Gatorade, which
replace lost electrolytes. Consult
your doctor about sports drinks
if you are on a diet that restricts
sodium intake. Some sports
drinks are high in sodium.
Treatment for heat cramps
includes drinking lots of fluids,
massaging and stretching mus-
cles and limiting exercise. If
symptoms do not ease after one
hour, consult your doctor.
Heat swelling usually occurs
in the hands, legs, ankles and
feet. It happens after standing or
sitting a long time in the heat. It
can be prevented by periodically
stretching and moving, so you
don't sit too long in one position.
Treatment for heat swelling is to
rest in a cool place and to elevate
the legs.
Heat syncope is a form of
fainting. It can be related to heat
swelling. If blood pools in the
legs during a long period of


standing or sitting in the heat, toms last more than one hour,
this can cause a sudden loss of consult your doctor.


blood pressure.
Symptoms of heat syncope
include fainting, light headed-
ness, weak pulse and cool, moist
skin. Heat syncope can be avoid-
ed by staying as cool and hydrat-
ed as possible and by avoiding
standing or sitting in one posi-
tion for long periods of time.
The CDC's recommended
treatment for heat syncope is to
lie down in a cool environment.
If fainting spells last longer than
one minute, or if the person
seems agitated or disoriented,
consult your doctor.
Heat exhaustion, also known
as heat prostration and heat col-
lapse, requires immediate med-
ical attention. Left untreated, it
can lead to heatstroke.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion
include dizziness, fainting,
headache, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing, confusion or irritabili-
ty, blurred vision, fatigue, heavy.
sweating, clammy skin, pale skin
and heat cramps.
Heat exhaustion can be pre-
vented by staying as cool as pos-
sible and drinking lots of fluid.
It's also important to recognize
the early signs of heat injury and
take them seriously, so you don't
get to the point of heat exhaus-
tion.
Treatment for mild cases 'of
heat exhaustion includes drink-
ing lots of fluids and cooling the
body. However, if symptoms are
severe (confusion, blurred
vision, fainting) or if they symp-


Left untreated, heat exhaus-
tion can lead to heatstroke,
which can be fatal.
Heatstroke occurs when the
body can no longer cool. itself
and "shuts down".
Symptoms include hot skin
(wet or dry), high fever, vomit-
ing, diarrhea, unconsciousness,
confusion, hallucinations,
seizures, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing and difficulty breath-
ing.
Heatstroke requires immedi-
ate medical care. Call 911 or take
the victim to the emergency
room. While waiting for emer-
gency help to arrive, keep the
heatstroke victim as cool as pos-
sible by moving the person to a
shaded or air conditioned area;
remove any clothing made of
synthetic materials (which can
'trap heat), fan the body, use ice
packs on neck and armpits. If
the person is awake and not
nauseated, give fluids. Do not
give aspirin or acetaminophen.
According to the CDC, extreme
body heat from heatstroke is not
treated the same as a normal
fever; taking these medications
may cause further problems.
Note: Before making any
changes in your diet or exercise
plan, consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that would other-
wise be considered "healthy".


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Girl Scout Camp suffers another loss


Girl Scouts mourn loss of beloved Camp Ranger, establish memorial fund


For the more than 40,000 girls
who have come through the
gates at Camp Welaka over the
last decade, Ranger Frank Mon-
tigney was as much a part of
their camping experience as
cooking over a campfire or rais-
ing the flag each day,
Loved by girls and volunteers
alike, Frank could always be
counted on to lead tours on the
catwalk, .prepare canoes for a
day on [he.%%atrer, and to make
sure that eterT girl cminrc r
camp had a sale-dnd memrc able
experience.,
"Girl Scout Camp was so


much more than where Frank
worked," said Cindy McHeran,
assistant executive director. "It
was where he lived."
Frank watched a generation
of Girl Scouts grow up at Camp
Welaka, and he was raising his
children there.
"He took enormous pride in
maintaining camp and wel-
comed each visitor as though
they were his personal guest,"
said McHeran.
Following the devastating
impact of the 2004 hurricanes,
Montigney worked tirelessly
alongside volunteers to restore


buildings and clear trees so that
Girl Scouts could return to their
beloved camp. When, on May 13
Camp Welaka welcomed its first
campers since September, Frank
was at his post to greet them.
"He was so excited to hear
the laughter of kids in camp
again," said Elisa Royall, out-
door program manager. "Ranger
Frank left an indelible mark on
the hearts of his Girl Scout family
and friends."
A memorial fund has been
established in Ranger Frank's
honor. Contributions can be
made to Girl Scouts of Palm


Glades. Council, 1224 West
Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL
33458.
Girl Scouts is the world's pre-
eminent organization dedicated
solely to girls all girls -
everywhere. In an accepting and
nurturing environment, girls
build character and skills for
success in the real world. Girl
Scouts of Palm Glades Council,
Inc., a United Way agency,
serves more than 7,000 Girl
Scouts inPalmrBeach; Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River, Okee-
chobee, Glades and Hendry
Counties.


Dove club permits to go on sale July 1


Each year, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) offers exceptional
dove hunting opportunities
throughout the state. The FWC
manages nine special-opportuni-
ty dove fields through its Dove
Club, the agency 's Special-
Opportunity Dove Hunt Pro-
gram.
Beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT)
July 1, sportsmen can apply to
purchase Dove Club Permits at
any county tax collector's office,
authorized license agent, online
at MyFWC.com/dove or by call-
ing (888) HUNT-FLORIDA (486-
8356), toll-free from anywhere in
the United States or Canada.
Dove Club Permits, which are
available on a first-come, first-
served basis, allow one adult and


one youth (under age 16) to par-
ticipate in all scheduled hunts for,
a designated dove field (up to
eight days). These half-day-hunts
cost $150 and enable the permit
holder and the youth to both take
a daily bag limit of birds.
Dove hunting opportunities
are in high demand, and these
special hunts offer the perfect
setting for friends and family to
hunt together in a friendly, social
atmosphere. Hunters who pur-
chase these annual permits will
save themselves more than half
off the cost of daily permits for
the season.
, There are two new special-
opportunity dove fields that will
be open this coming season. A
31- acre dove field has been
added to the Bayard Public


Small-Game Hunting Area
(PSGHA) in Clay County, and 50
acres has been created as a dove
field at the Fussel Road PSGHA in
Polk County.
Seven additional special-
opportunity dove fields are prob-
ably already very familiar to
some hunters, as they were open
last year. They are: Schneider
Farms (Escambia County), Park-
er Road (Alachua County), Car-
'avelle Ranch (Putnam County),
Dexter/Mary Farms Unit (Volusia
County), Hilochee (Polk Coun-
ty), Allapattah Road (Martin
County) and Frog Pond (Miami-
Dade County).
Dove Day Permits also are
available at a cost of $35. These
daily permits enable one adult
and one youth (under age 16) to


hunt together, but only allows
one bag limit of birds to be har-
vested between the two,
Additionally, there is an
option to buy a $10 Youth Permit
at the same time a Dove Day Per-
mit is purchased. The Youth Per-
mit enables one youth, while
hunting under the supervision of
the adult Dove Day Permit hold-
er, to harvest an additional daily
bag limit of birds. The Dove Day
and Youth permits go on sale at
10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 18, and they
are transferable.
Interested hunters are encour-
aged to purchase permits early
as,demand for these hunts often
exceeds their availability. For,
more information on these great
dove hunting opportunities, visit
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Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all munity.
Samira K. Beckwith, President
who participated andCEO
o tHope of Southwest Florida
To the editor:
Over the weekend of June 11 Thanks to
and 12, a number of young lives the community
in our community were changed
forever. Rainbow Trails is a spe- Dear editor:
cial camp conducted by Hope With sincere thanks to the
Hospice for young people who family, friends, and community
are grieving the loss of someone for their overwhelming, outpour-
they loved. Along with all the ing of love, affection and concern.
camp games and activities, there The family thanks each and every-
is special counseling and peer one for all of the food, flowers,
bonding that helps these children and kind words. We will never
learn how to understand their forget all the acts of kindness
loss. In many, many cases, kids shown.
who were coping with unbear- TheWestberry's:Yvonne,
able grief could for a moment just Greg, Dana, Ron, Janel, Eric, and
enjoy being a kid again. For a LaQuita.
youngperson, when these issues Thanks fellow Dems
are faced, they may not have to
worry about them resurfacing Dear Editor:
later in life. It takes special people The Hendry County Democrat-
to volunteer to serve at our camp ic Executive Committee would
and give these children the atten- like to thank all of the businesses
tion they need. In addition to our that donated gifts/certificates to
professional counselors and ther- our Jefferson/Jackson gala.
apists, our volunteers played with Thank you Flora and Ella's
the kids, cooked, helped with reg- Restaurant, Clewiston Inn, Plat-
istration, cleaned up, and much, tner's LaBelle Chrysler, Langford
much more. To each of these peo- Ford, O'Ferrell's Florist, Robbie's
pie, I want to say thank you from Restaurant. We would like to
the bottom of my heart. The thank all those that volunteered
entire community should be very and assisted the committee to
proud of you. By your willingness present this successful event..
to dedicate a weekend to grieving Thankyou.
children, you demonstrated the Sincerely:
best Hope has to offer to the com- Grenville Williams, chairman


Community Profile: Johanna Huss


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Q: What isyourname?
A: My name is Johanha Huss
Q:Wherewereyoubom?
A: I was born in Slovenia, that's
the northern state of Yugoslavia,
borders on Austria. And I was
raised in Austria.
Q:Whatdoyoudo?
SA: I am a mathematics teacher
at Clewiston High School.
Q:Whydoyoudowhatyoudo?
A; I enjoy teaching, and I first
went into education because, in
the 50s the only occupations that
were available to women for the
most part were nursing and teach-
ing, and I decided I couldn't be a
nurse, I get too emotional, and so I
went into teaching, and then it was
deciding whether I was going to
teach literature or mathematics,
and I thought if I want to teach Eng-
lish .I would have to teach gram-
mar, and that didn't sound too
thrilling, and so I decided to go with
mathematics.
Q: Canyoudescribeyourself?
A: In some ways, art ery, sensi-
tive, am very factual, I live by the
clock, I hate being late for anything.
This is all part of my background.
My father was always very timely. I
enjoy spending time with my fami-
ly I have a great family. Of course
mty children are all grown and gone
and, they have their o\\n families. I
aIm a '. -ry family person. ,
" Q: What scaresyou?
A: What scares me is to one day
be a burden on someone. I don't
want to ever be a burden to any-
one, so I have taken measures to
avoid that. I have seen too many
people that had to take care of a
loved one and they have struggled,
and so I don't want anyone to go


Stafr pnoto/ laeyois uonzaiez
Johanna Huss ,
through that.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: I don't think I have a favorite..I
love all kinds of music. I listen to
classical music, some modern
depending on what kind of mood
strikes me.
Q:Whatirksyou?
A: People that are too self right-
eous, and those students that dis-
tract the other students from learn-
ing also irks me, just because you
choose not to learn doesn't mean
others don't.
Q: What is the memory you
holddeartoyou?
A: My. parents raising all us six
children and bring us to this coun-
try not knowing the language and
what they were getting into just so
that we can have a better life. I will
always admire them for doing that.
Because as a result, all of us were
able to get an education and we
were able to. live a good life. Also,
when my father passed away, my
mom had two and three jobs just to
support all of us. And I also admire
her for that. She is a very strong
woman.


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Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My name is
Jessica. I am new to the Glades
area. I moved down from Oregon
about four months ago with my
two Shepard dogs. I have heard
so much babble about the hot
summers here, and how danger-
ous it can be for dogs. Can you tell
me more about "Heat Stroke",
and how to prevent it thanks!
A: Well, welcome to the area
Jessica. Yes, our summers are
very hot indeed, and heat stroke
can kill dogs in minutes. Heat
stroke is best defined as any situa-
tion where the pet's temperature
rises many degrees above normal
and causes neurological damage.
Normal dog temperature is about
100-102.5 degrees F. If a dog is
outside in the main heat of the
day, without proper shade, and
water, their temperature can
exceed 110 degrees! If this hap-
pens, the brain sort of "cooks",
and brain swelling, seizures,
stroke and death can occur. Even


with treatment, death or perma-
nent brain damage can be the
outcome. I have seen three cases
of 'this so far this year, and we
haven't even hit the main heat of
summer yet!
Treatment is an emergency sit-
uation of cooling the patient
down with an ice bath, and
administrating IV therapy of elec-
trolytes, and anti-inflammatory,
and anti-seizure medications.
Most of the time treatment is suc-
cessful. Especially if caught in
time. I hope that helps Jessica.
Take care, Doc Savvy.


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Can dogs
"fall in Love"? Do they have emo-
tions? Do they miss us when we
are not around? When they greet,
us at the end of the day wag-
ging their tail is it out of habit or
are they really happy to see us?
Thanks Doc, I'm going to take
the 5th and sign this one anony-
mous!


SA: Well Hmmmm. This is a
great question, and I'm going to
have to answer this subjectively.

I am sure that their may be sci-
entific ways to measure emotion
in dogs, but I'm going to go on
what I know with my own dogs
Sami and Luigi. Yes, I do believe
my dogs show me emotion all the
time. When Luigi barks too much
at some kid on a scooter, and I yell
at him to stop, e puts his ears


down and knows I am upset with
him. When I tell him he is a good
boy, he snuggles up to my legs
and eats up the praise. Sami and
Luigi come to work with me
everyday. Sometimes I need to
run out of the office for a house
call or errand. When my dog
Sami sees me getting my keys and
not packing her up, she stares at
me with very sad eyes. When I
see that, I tell her not to worry and
I will be back. It works! She
seems to relax as if she under-
stood what I said. Now, I get that
some people may read this and
say I'm full of it! Others may read
this and nod their head in agree-
ment. Using my personal experi-
ence is the only way I know how
to answer this one. Hope that
does it for you Anonymous.
Thanks for the very sweet ques-
tion, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your pet answers weekly in
the Pet Corner. Be sure to tune
into the Savvy Vet Show each and
every Thursday at 10:30 am on
93.5 FM The Big Dawg.


Broken pieces and the miracle of restoration


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Growing up, I thought my
father could do anything and fix
anything. I told my friends not to
worry if their bicycle broke down,
because my dad could fix it. As I
grew older, I realized that there
were some things my father could
not fix. Broken bones, broken
relationships, and broken dreams
are not fixed by big hammers,
crescent wrenches, or WD40.
I am sure it wasn't easy for him
when things in his child's life hap-
pened that he could not fix or
change. However, his presence,
prayers, and love provided the
space for healing to occur. Over
the course of my life and ministry,
I have come to appreciate him
more and more.
I have people who come to my
office whose lives are broken,
whose relationships are frag-
mented, and whose spirits are
wounded. Many times, all I can


do is to provide a presence, offer
prayers, and surround them with
a love I hope sincerely reflects the
love of'Jesus. Such actions help
provide the .
space for heal-
ing to occur. "
The feeding ,
of the 5,000 is
the one mira- r
cle, apart from
the resurrec-
tion, found in
all four
Gospels. It Pastor
shows Jesus as John Hicks
the supplier of
human need,
and helps provide a sense of
direction and purpose as to how
we are called to live as disciples.
Imagine the scene: It's dinner-
time and the people are hungry.
Jesus proposes that the disciples
get bread to feed the hungry
crowd. Calculating the cost of
feeding such a crowd, the disci-
ples freak.


If you think about it, the disci-
ple's reaction is typical. People all
around us in need, and it isn't
always easy or convenient to deal
with them. If we could just send
them away with their problems
then we wouldn't feel obligated.
Jesus didn't let the disciples off
that easy. He knew the problem
was relatively simple for Him, but
was a source of great anxiety for
his disciples. He called them to
action, and the people's need was
temporarily satisfied. But there is
more. After the crowd is fed,
Jesus tells His disciples to, "Gath-
er up the fragments left over, so
that nothing may be lost."
Why was Jesus concerned
about the leftover fragments? It.
almost seems as if Jesus' instruc-
tion was more about people than
food. The word "lost" at the end
of the instruction is the same
word Jesus uses in John 3:16,
where it is translated as perish.
"For God so loved the world that
He gave His only Son, that whoev-


er believes in Him shall not per-
ish, but have everlasting life." The
early church as siruggling with
brokenness and fragmentation.
'C uld this instruction have been
irit nded for them? Can we hear
something about Jesus' intention
for our brokenness?

Jesus cares for those who are
broken and fragmented. He
restores and renews them into a
new creation. Not only do we
have this promise of restoration
for us, we have as part of our call-
ing to be instrumental in God's
miracle of restoration for others.
We can't mend the brokenness -
that's God's department but
we can make sure that we are
there to be God's tools of recon-
ciliation and healing. We can
make sure that we answer God's
call for us to gather the broken
ones and bring them to Him, so
that none may be lost.


When we can't hear and what we can do about it


The Reverend Samuel S.
Tomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
We have a dog that is afraid of
thunderstorms. She wants to run
and hide each time that there is a
burst of thunder; trying to get
under a bed, behind the televi-
sion set, under a stool that is
much too small to cover her.
She seems to have some sort
of primordial fear, and seems to
have a "pre-wired" fear that
storms are bad. The recent hurri-
canes really upset her. I won-
dered if she sensed the air pres-
sure changes and knew
something "bad" was going on.
Loud noises, score children too
They become afraid of booms
and crashes and bangs.
The Wizard of Oz appears on
a throne and is surrounded by
crashes of thunder and noise.
There was an advertisement for
margarine that showed Mother
Nature being fooled' and she
crashes out some thunder before
telling the listener, "It's not nice
to fool Mother Nature!"


Something causes us to bristle
when we hear crashing metal
even if it is blocks away. There is
something very disorienting
about lots of
loud noise; it .
keeps us from
concentrating
on what we \'- V \
were doing
and can really .
be very dis- -, .
tracting.
There is a
Biblical
account of Eli- Rev. Samuel
jah who was S.Thomas
feeling down
and his going out into the wilder-
ness. He came to a cave, search-
ing, and was directed to a moun-
tain. The author of Kings tell us
that a "great and strong wind
bent the mountains and broke
the rocks in pieces (1Kings
19:11ff)" but the Lord wasn't in
the wind. After the wind, there
was an earthquake, but the Lord
wasn't the earthquake either.
Then followed a fire, but the
Lord wasn't in the fire. Apparent-


ly rushing winds and rocks
breaking, earthquakes with the
earth itself flying around, fires
with the roaring of flames and
the cracking of things burning
weren't enough to help Elijah
find God.
The story goes on to say, "and
after the fire, a still small voice"
and that was where Elijah found
the Lord speaking to him. Noises
can keep us from hearing the still
small voice that brings calm and
peace in both. animal life and
people.
With the summer here, the
chance to spend time renewing
our relationship with God is ours.
If we spend the summer looking
for excitement and "noise" we're
more than likely to miss the still
small voice when He appears.
He is easier to find in the calm
of the beach and less likely to be
heard in the roar of the surf. He is
easier to find in the serenity of a
picnic and less likely to be heard
racing down the roads. He is eas-
ier to find in a walk along a forest
trail and less likely to be heard in
a roller coaster ride.


If you want to find God, set
the stage to get ready to listen
and then you will hear His voice.
There is a place for the loud,
exciting things in our lives, but
a' .is pla.e'for the still mrmehts
'.\he n t c'.ari pray, meditate.
concentrate, reflect, and resiole
to do what we're called to do.
Finding God is more than just
wishing He'd show up, it is set-
ting the stage to allow Him to be
in our lives.
It is more than just doing all
sorts of exciting things it's
pausing to reflect and think
about what is going on in our
lives and seeing where God has a
place. I've tried to imagine what
-it must be like for our dog with
her sensitive hearing to live in a
world of strange languages and
strange noises all of the time and
how she can go off by herself for
her own quiet moments. Per-
haps she meditates in her own
way perhaps she is setting an
example for the rest of us. The
noise is always there to be found,
but the quiet is there to let God
find us. *


Local members attend state VFW convention


The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary
held their annual convention in
Jacksonville June 16 through
June 19.
Officers of VFW Post 4185, in
Clewiston, Don McCraine, past
commander and Jim Meier, quar-
termaster, Ladies Auxiliary offi-
cers Linda Meier, president, and
Susan McCraine, senior vice presi-
dent attended.the convention.
On Sunday, June 19, Robert
Shepherd was installed as Depart-
ment of Florida Commander and
Barbara Murray was installed as
Ladies Auxiliary Department of


Florida President 'for 2005-2006.
Barbara is from Golden Gate VFW
Auxiliary in Naples and we are all
proud that she will be represent-
ing District 13. Linda Meier, VFW
4185 Ladies Auxiliary President
was also installed as District 13
President for the new year.
The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary
is committed to the organization's
goals'of promoting true patriot-,
ism and allegiance to our country,
assisting all veterans and their
families, raising funds for Cancer
Aid and Research and working
with the community and youth.


Community Events


Alcoholics
Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
meets every Tuesday, and Friday,
at 8 p.m. at the Community Pres-
byterian Church -- 407 Royal
Palm Ave.

Museum closed
for the summer
The Clewiston Museum will
be closed for the summer. It will
re-open after moving into their
new building.

Italian night dinners
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW,
4185 will be serving Italian Night
Dinners starting at 6 p.m. every
Wednesday. The cost is $6. Eat
in or take out. The VFW is locat-
ed at 501 S. Francisco St. You can
call 983-9748 to place an order
to go.


Bingo night
will change
Clewiston Elks Lodge #1853 is
proud to announce that they will
be playing bingo on Thursday
nights beginning May 12 as
opposed to Monday nights. All are
welcome to come and play, cash
prizes awarded. Proceeds also go
to helping local students obtain
scholarship opportunities. Early
birds start at 6:30 p.m. with regu-
lar games starting at 7:30 p.m.
Help us to help others because
"Elks care-Elks share."

Friday Nights Lights
Evangel Church Assembly of
God Outreach Center is open
from 7-10 p.m. every Friday to all
7-12 grade students in our com-
munity. Activities available
include basketball, three play sta-
tion 2 units, music, and games.
Snack bar with great prizes is
open each night.


The VFW Post and Ladies Auxil-
iary members invite all eligible
persons to join our National Orga-
nization. If you are interested and


would like information about eli-
gibility or have any questions,
please call the post at 983-9748
and ask to speak to an officer.


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Crimestoppers


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assis-
tance in locating the whereabouts
of Alvin Williams, a.k.a. Goo Goo.
Williams is described as a black
male, with brown eyes and black
hair. He is listed as 5'8" tall and
weighs 160 pounds. Williams was
born June 11, 1983 has tattoos on
his left arm, right leg, and right
arm.
His last known address was
SW Avenue "C" Place, in Belle
Glade. He is wanted for Failure to
Appear, Violation of Probation for


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee has been elected to the Board
of Directors of the Southwest
Florida Safety Council. The gener-
al objective of the Safety Council
is to promote, encourage and
support safety in industry, the
home, on the highways and in
public areas. Their focus is to
* draw attention to specific major
health hazards and accident situa-


uttering a for-
gery, petty
theft, and bur-
glary with
assault or bat-
tery.
If you are
aware of
Williams'
whereabouts,
you are asked AlvinWilliams
to call (800)
458-TIPS (8477). You may be eligi-
ble for a cash reward and may
remain anonymous.


tions and generate public opinion
to support necessary actions to
-alleviate those problems. By
accepting the nomination, Sheriff
Lee will bring his years of experi-
ence to help plan and carry out or
assist in the presentation of edu-
cational programs that will be
effective in reducing and/or pre-
venting highway, home, public or
occupational accidents.


Courtesy photo


Airborne!
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department dropped
over 400 golf balls out of its helicopter Saturday, June
18, for the Boys and Girls Club's annual golf tournament
held at the Belle Glade Municipal Golf Course. Roberto
Martinez was the winner of $500 since the ball he pur-
chased landed closest to the hole.


Arrests


Editor's note: The following
arrest reports are not an indica-
tion of guilt. They are simply a
matter of public record of police
activity. Anyone listed in the fol-
lowing reports has not been
found guilty in a court of law.
Anyone listed in the report who
has the charges against them
dropped, can contact the news-
paper for publication.


Summer satety tips offered Belle Glade

for protecting your children Police Department


-~ L.J W


Summertime is approaching.
Would your child know what to do
if he/she got lost at a shopping
mall? A nice, friendly stranger
offered him/her a ride home? A
babysitter wanted to play a secret
game that no one would know
about? A friend dared him/her to
hitchhike?
Start with basics
Rehearse with your child his
or her full name, address, and
phone number, including area
code, and how to make emergency
phone calls from home and public
phones. Try practicing on an
unplugged phone.
Teach your child to go to a
store clerk, security guard, or life-
guard and ask for help if you
become separated in a store, shop-
ping mall, or the beach. Tell them
never to go into the parking lot
alone. In addition, when possible,
accompany your child to the rest-
room.
Tell your child never to accept
gifts or rides from someone he or
she does not Ijio%'. '.veil. Yiuir child
should ne er go an ir h.re with
another adult, eri .rine 1- ho says
you have sent him or her. Adopt a
family code word to be used if you
have to ask a third party to pick up


your child or make prearrange-
ments with a trusted neighbor in
the event you become delayed, and
make sure your child knows .to
never, ever, hitchhike!
Teach your children that no
one, not even someone they know,
has the right to touch them in away
that makes them feel uncomfort-
able. Tell them they have the right
to say "No" to an adult in this situa-
tion.
At play
Walk the neighborhood with
your child. Pick out the safest route
to friends' houses. Avoid danger
spots like alleys and wooded areas.
Identify safe places to go in an
emergency or a sudden storm, like
a neighbor's home, a block parent,
or an open store.
Encourage your child to walk
and play with friends, not alone,
and to stay in open areas in the day
and well-lighted areas in the
evening so others can see them.
Teach you child to walk confidently
and stay alert to what is going on
around them.
, Don't hang a hbuse key
around your child's neck. It is a tell-
tale sign that you will not be home
when they return. Put it inside a
pocket or sock.


June 6
Arthur Monroe, 18, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams
Mathew Thomas, 29, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, posses-
sion of Marijuana with intent to sell
June 7
Romuald Claude, 18, Loitering and
Prowling
Juvenile, 16, Loitering and Prowling
Juvenile, 17, Loitering and Prowling
June 8
Temekia Shawanda Lailder, 24, War-
rant/Sexual Battery
James Sims, Jr., 26, Sexual Battery,
Child abuse
Jorris M. Federick, 21, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, Driving
while license suspended or revoked
Juvenile, 15, Improper exhibition of a
deadly weapon
June 9
Cheryl Brown, 34, Battery
Vanessa Scot, 30, Battery
Enrique Herrera, 42, Grand Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 14, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 14, Petty Theft
June 10
Terreace Brittany, 18, throwing a.
deadly missile into occupied vehicle
June 11
Daniel Johnsson, 35, Warrant/ Non
Support of children
Michael Lamar Stewart, 31, Criminal
Mischief


Teresa Louise Miller, 39, Forgery,
Grand Theft
June 12
Roberto Flores, 18, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams
Fernando Gonzales, 46, Domestic
Battery
Emilio Hernandez, 43, Aggravated
Stalking

Pahokee Police
Department
May 31
Willie Anderson, 29, BM, Warrant
June 3
Rachael L. Davis, 18, BF, Domestic
Battery
June 4
Richard Lyndale, 21, BM,
Larceny/Theft
Ricky R. Lammons, 39, B*A, Gam-
bling House, Gambling
Tyrone Campbell, 37, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
Michael H. Joseph, 30, BM, 'Gam-
bling House, Gambling
Davara Everett, 26, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
.James Ferguson, 64, BM, Gambling
house, Gambling
Joe L. Eason, 43, BM, Gaimbling
House, Gambling
Juvenile, 17, BM, Fleeing and Elud-
ing P/O, Reckless Driving, No Drivers
License
Natasha N. Boldin, 20, BE Posses-
sion of Marijuana under 20 grams
Isiah Slaughter, 35, WM, Disorderly
Conduct, Resisting Officer, Public
Peace
June 7
Susan Colon, 41, WF, Child Abuse
Brenda J. Hill, 44, BF, Home Invasion,
Resisting Officer, Grand Theft, Drug
Equipment
June 9
Moses Rodriguez, 19, WM, DWLS.
w/Knowledge
John R. Taycon, 20, WM, DWLS w/
Knowledge, Displaying, Possession
of Suspended DL '
Dayid Adams, 32, BM, Domestic Bat-
tery
Kevin L. Tomlin, 39, BM, Domestic
Battery


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hold a Public Hearing on
July 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
In the
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

To Approve the 2005-2006
Transportation Student Code
of Conduct and the
2005-2006 Truancy Program
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Scott Bass, Director of Administrative Services
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bridge's GED Achievers were recognized at a celebration of their completion of the
bridge GED program. The celebration featured congratulatory speakers Carl Berner of
er Oil and Dan Paige of Paige Law Firm.


students celebrate achievement


Staff Photos/Bill Fabian
bridge graduate Miles
gave a student testimo-
at Tuesday's ceremony
ie Beardsley Room at
I Boy Auditorium, shar-
vith his peers his feel-
about their achieve-
:s. "This is pretty much
greatest moment of my
he said.


CLEWISTON A celebration
of achievements ceremony was
held for graduates of Tech-
bridge's "Out-of-School Youth"
program in the Beardsley Room
of the John Boy Auditorium
Tuesday, June 14.
The Southwest Florida Work-
force Development Board funds
the program. The students gain
skills for today's workforce by
learning how to assemble and
repair computers, according to
Techbridge project Coordinator
Nilda Blanco. The students
learned to do this under the
direction of instructors Dianda
Vary and Patrick Coleman, who
introduced the students receiv-
ing their GED awards.
The ceremony featured
speakers Carl Berner, of Berner
Oil, and attorney Dan Paige of
Paige Law Firm, who each gave
the students their best wishes
and advice for a successful


future in the workforce.
Students Miles Sisk and
Tiffany Williams gave testimoni-
als during the ceremony, and
expressed thanks to the Tech-
bridge staff and volunteers who
made the program possible.
Ms. Blanco also thanked Jim
Way, director of the Clewiston
Adult School, as well as GED
instructor Dernnis Bowen and
the rest of the Clewiston Adult
School staff.
Students who were com-
mended for their efforts includ-
ed Mariolio Brocard, Timothy
Howard, Yvette Legra, Pedro
Reyna, Miles Sisk, Tiffany
Williams, Yadira Carrasquillio,
Nancy Gonzales, Tinesha Hud-
son, Lissette Mixon, Reneisha
Moore, Alyssa Navarro, Yunila
Matos, David Berger, Danielle
Coleman, Natalia Cruz, James
Wright, Jamica McCullough, and
Larry Willis.


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ades Electric Inc. awards two outstanding scholarships


an inaugural celebration
r held in Lakeport, in June,
arship & Washington
t Tour winning students
the four counties Glades
*ic Cooperative Inc. serves
honored for their accom-
nents.
ides Electric supplies elec-'
service to its members ih
.s, Hendry, Highlands and
chobee counties and have
going commitment to the
programs in each of those
ies. Every year the Glades
ric Education Foundation
Is one, $4,000 scholarship
e graduating senior in each
y of their service area and
e first year hosted a dinner
e student scholarship win-
their parents, school super-
Jents,. principals and guid-
counselors.
,ndry County can be proud
enda Perez, a graduate of
ston High School. Brenda's
arships will be beneficial as
vorks toward a degree in
ng and Design. The daugh-
Quirino and Beatriz Perez,
la stayed involved in FBLA
Spanish Honor Society
attending Clewiston High..
presenting Glades County,
e Haven High School grad-
lustin Guerry was awarded
olarship to use as he pur-
a degree at Tulsa Welding
31 in Jacksonville, Florida.
i is the son of Melvin and
,n Guerry and was very
i in Moore Haven High's
chapter.
addition to honoring the
arship recipients, two
ming seniors were recog-
for being selected for the


Washington Youth Tour. The
Youth Tour provides the oppor-
tunity for young people to
increase their understanding of
the value of rural electrification;
become more familiar with the
history and political environ-
ment of the nation's capital
through visits to monuments,
government buildings and,
cooperative organizations, visit
elected officials in order to
increase knowledge of how the
federal government works and
expand their understanding of
cooperatives as a business
model.
Every year two students in


the Glades Electric service areas
join other rural electric student
consumers for this exciting and
educational week in our
nation's capital.
Traveling from Glades Coun-
ty's Moore Haven High School,
senior Marielys Figueroa plans
to pursue a career in medicine
and while' attending Moore
Haven High School was involved
in the band as well as the Beta
Club. She is the daughter of
Ricardo and Myriam Figueroa.
Marieiys is extremely excited
and looking forward to her
adventure in Washington D.C.
Glades Electric Cooperative,


AMERICAN HOME CARE
A Home Health Agency has immediate openings
for the following positions in Clewiston:

Director of Nursing Fulltime Starting Salary $50,000
With Full Benefits Must Be RN, with Current Florida
License, has home health experience.

PRN Field Nurse RN $30.00/visit $55.00 Admission
and $60.00 for weekend admission plus mileage.

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PRN PT/OT/ST/MSW/Home Health Aide
Please call at 1-866-766-0033 or
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Inc. has always had a deep com-
mitment to youth programs in
their service areas and will con-
tinue to do so. Next year's sen-
iors are encouraged to apply for
the scholarship program and
upcoming juniors who would
enjon seeing out natirio's capital
in June of 20063hould be sure to
apply for the Washington Youth
Tour.


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
.for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, noproblems!


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Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 13 through Fri-
day, June 17, from 6-8 p.m., there
will be a vacation Bible School
Adventure at First United
Methodist Church of Clewiston.
The theme is A Serengeti Adven-
ture and will include a lot of fun
learning activities, crafts, and
games. There will be a light sup-
per served each night beginning
at 5:45 p.m. Call 983-5269, for
more information or to pre-regis-
ter.
Tetanus Shots
for 7th graders
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment, located at 1100 S. Olympia
Street, Clewiston, will provide
tetanus-diphtheria vaccinations to
students entering 7th grade. This
vaccine is-required by law for 7th
grade entrance, along with the
completion of three Hepatitis B
shots and a 2nd dose of MMR.
Most children have already com-
pleted their 2nd MMR and Hepati-
tis B series. The TD shot will be
provided free of charge Tuesday,
June 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30.
a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
and Friday, June 24, from 8:30
a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and 1.p.m.
until 4 p.m. Parents must accom-
pany students and bring current
immunization records: For more
information, contact Beth Fabian
at 983-1408 ext 522, or Crystal
McCray at 983-1408 ext 507.
Foster parents needed
HENDRY/GLADES The Chil-
dren's Network of Southwest
Florida, the community based
,care division of Camelot Commu-,
nity Care, Inc. is holding an orien-
tation on "How to become a Fos-
ter Parent/Adoptive Parent". on
Tuesday, June 21 at the Depart-
ment 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,


* 4 lines for 2 weeks

* Price must be
included in ad

* Private parties
only

* 2 items per house-
hold per issue


Charlotte, Hendry and Glades
Counties. Camelot Community
Care, Inc. has partnered with
Family Preservation Services,
Lutheran Services of Florida, Ruth
Cooper Center for Behavioral
Health Care and the Florida Bap-
tist Children's Home to recruit
more foster families in our five
county regions. For those interest-
ed in becoming a foster/adoptive
family, please call (800) 89 FAMI-
LY.

Class of '85 reunion
The Clewiston High School
Class of '85 is beginning plans for
the big 20th class reunion and~are
looking for help in the planning of
and contacting of former class-
mates. The reunion is scheduled
for July 29-30. For more informa-


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tion, contact Chris Wellslager at
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Cub Scout meetings
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every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and has
room for more members. Come
check us out. Currently, we are
building go-carts. Parents are
invited and encouraged to come.
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Veterinarian celebrates one year in business


Mark Young
BELLE GLADE Anniversaries
re always a time for celebration.
'hey are both a point of arrival and
point of departure as people cele-
brate a point in their journey, which
ias been successfully reached, and
line in the sand in which they
iope to depart from in continuing
hat accomplishment.
That is what is on the mind of a
local success story Noelle
Savedoff, a.k.a. Doc Savvy.
Doc Savvy recently threw a one-
'ear anniversary gala at her office
;n Belle Glade and during the cele-
pration reflected upon the growth
Jf her business and her love for her
community. She dedicated her life
o her chosen profession following
.righ school, spending years in
school, working for other veterinar-
ans, building up the trust of her
lients and decided it was time to
ranch out on her own. But the
decision to take that fateful fork in
Ihe road was not taken without
visual fears and concerns.
; "Well, I didn't know what to
expect," she said. "I just remem-
bered my dad telling me as long as I
wouldd pay my bills, I would be okay.
And boy are there bills! But it is so
worth all the debt. Being able to
provide certain special veterinary
services in the Glades, so my clients
do not have to travel far is a won-
derful thing. It's something this
',community very much deserves."
Clients in the surrounding lake
communities have quality services
at hand, but Doc Savvy is still worth
a road trip to many of her long time
clients throughout South Florida.
,.,Clients travel as far away as Miami,
BoTinton Beach, Moore Haven, and
,%West Palm Beach just to obtain her
services.
S"Everihing just fell into place as
'soon as we all got here," she said.
"It seemed like we were taken by
the hand and led by pure faith. It's
been like a dream come true. We
are all very happy. The staff arid I
have been together for four years
now. This is where they want to be
long-term, and boy am I a lucky gal
to have them. This would not be
,!possible without their love and sup-
port-and faith in me.".
Faith is not just a mere word for
Doc Savvy's employees. Office
Manager Ashley Brown left a steady
paycheck one year ago to work for
Doc Savvy for free and did so for a
month before the business was sta-
ble enough to earn her a paycheck.
Asked why she would take such
a gamble, Ms. Brown said, "I met
1 Doc Savvy 4 years ago when she
offered me a position at a previous
.employer. From Ihe-beginning %\e
:.became really close, she was
someone I felt I could always rely
, .on. When she started talking about
opening her own practice,. she
asked if I would come with her to.
help, get things going, of course I
said ves When the time came for
Doc Savvy to openthe doors at the
ne\\ office I went with her and did
iso without t pay because I feel it is
not always about the money) it iis
',about doing what you love and
helping people who always help
f'ou. This practice i what shewant-
.fd and % hen she puts her mind to
"something she -ill do whatever it
[akes to find a \\ a to make it work.
"Belore %\e knew it we had more
-usiness than x, could handle. I
:Jvould do it again in a heartbeat if
:she asked me to'"
-' Janet Alten aJl:., came with Doc
bawk,- from the beginning and
couldn'tt muster a i egret if she tried.
! "This is a wonderful place to
'ork," she said. "Not only because
*ve have brand new, really cool
.equipment that always %\ works and
we can do most e% er) blood test in
house and get results almost
immediately. That's pretty irnpor-
Lant to most folks We do rru" love

Courtesy plic
Fast and

furious
This is the Centrix NASC
race car that was at tl
Clewiston Tent sale in the o
K-Mart plaza, June 15-1
They will be In Vero Beach
Vero Auto next if anyoi
missed them and would like
get a second chance to si
the car, and they also ga
away model Centrix car
hats, and shirts. The dati
that they will be in Vero Beai
at Vero Auto 1365 U.S. Hwy.
Share June 22-28.


lit m- 11
Rescued from a tied up,
plastic garbage bag, which
was thrown away, Little Jake
is the sole survivor of an
attempt to destroy a litter of
kittens. Little Jake is also in
need pf a good home, and
has already been fully treat-
ed by Doc Savvy.
animals and want to see them
healthy and happy. This may sound
really corny but we are family here.
I feel like I am hanging out with a
lot of sisters all day. We love and
respect each other and work very
well together. We almost know
what each other is thinking or feel-
ing. It's amazing! I wouldn't trade it
for anything. I truly love to come to
work every day. I'll bet most people
can't say that."
SDoc Savvy set her goals high
from the first moment she opened
the doors of Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital and refused to accept any-
thing less than to provide top quali-
ty services to her clients.
"We have been able to do so
much and acquire wonderful
equipment," she said. "What a dif-
ference it makes when every piece
of equipment is new and works
beautifully. Our clients are so
thrilled to get lab results that same
day sometimes just a few hours
later."
New equipment and a stunning-
ly efficient office environment are
the essentials that she provides to
her clients, but there is also some-
thing quite unique about Doc Savvy
that her clients just respond to and
that keeps them coming back. From
the first day she opened her doors,
Doc Savvy said her fax machine was
smoking from client files transfer-
ring their records over to her.
She opened her doors with hun-
dreds of clients ready to support
her and in the course of a year has
grown in numbers, translating into
more services and more staff. Doc
Savvy employs three full time staff
members, two part time employ-
ees, and has tw:o volunteers s -Her-
client list hars reached 1,2'4. and
she's seen 1,564 "patients" in her
firstyear.
"This is so amazing," she said.
"We iust added 12 more kennels
and I'm thinking we need more
space. I want to expand the board-
ing facilities. We started a doggie
day care program and bath club this
year. And it has taken off We have a
total count of 42 kennels and it's just
not enough. Isn't that wonderful! I
am also hoping to hire another part
time staff member this fall."
Doc Savvy seems to understand
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Caregivers
Continued From Page 1
education and support, share
information, and provide coping
strategies to beleaguered care-
givers.
"Basically, we can show that
there is a support system out
there for people who are in the
same boat," said Ms. Musteffe.
"We link them to community
resources and teach them how
to be better prepared for emer-
gencies to have an emer-
gency plan in place in case
something happens to the pri-
mary caregiver."
There are many things a care-
giver needs to understand
before taking on the massive
responsibility of caring for a


Shooting
Continued From Page 1
weapon at the victim's home at
the time of the shooting, and
allegedly was unaware the gun
had been loaded with live
rounds when he shot at Osceola.
Coppler was a resident of
Clewiston, and was reportedly
employed at one time by the
South Shore Water Association.
Within the last several, months,
Coppler had been between jobs
and was arrested in Palm Beach


Lease
Continued From Page 1
sion of potential terms, the com-
mercial lease agreement would be
prepared by City Attorney John
Yaun, who would review the old
agreement and also provide direc-
tion to the commission when
preparing a lease for the board's
approval.
Members of the club's Board of
Directors and additional club
members attending the meeting
participated in the discussion.
Club Treasurer Karl Larsen, acting
as: the club's spokesman,
expressed the club as a private
entity, and that the club had
reviewed the old lease agreement
and unanimously agreed to the
expired agreement.
The commission clarified its
intentions with the property, and
expressed how it could be utilized
in the future.
"I believe the property is under-
utilized. It could be a nice restau-
rant, and it shouldn't be so exclu-
sive. You, as the club, could get
more bang for your buck that
way," said Commissioner and City
Clerk Melanie McGahee.
Larsen responded against the
perceived degree of exclusivity.
"This organization is defined
and referred to as a private clubN
and it is not exclusive in the sense
that you're meaning," he said.'
He stressed the longtime quali-
ty of the club facilities, which does
exert its right to provide exclusive


family member on a full time
basis. But beyond the medical
needs and everyday needs of the
patient, it is important to fully
understand the task at hand and
to recognize when it's time for
the caregiver to receive a little
care in return.
"We show them ways they
can decrease their stress levels,"
said Ms. Musteffe. "The caregiv-
er can actually be the one who
collapses first by being overbur-
dened with stress. It will begin to
affect someone's emotional
health first and eventually that
will affect that person's physical
health."
Ms. Musteffe said the caregiv-
er can begin to become severely
depressed and get a feeling of
isolation. She related one story
of a male caregiver who had not


County on a battery charge on
Feb. 10, according to Detective
Ray Van Houten of the Glades
County Sheriff's Office.
Also arrested after the shoot-
ing was Billie Sue Hurst, also of
Clewiston, who made the 911
emergency call after Osceola
was shot.,Hurst, 43, was report-
edly formerly employed in
Clewiston by the city's Animal
Control Department, and had
also been with Osceola and
Coppler. at the scene of the
shooting.
After a search of the premis-


services to members, but also pro-
vides access to the golf course ahd
the restaurant to non-members.
He emphasized that anyone inter-
ested in using the facilities is
allowed to do so, whether they are
members or not, and that mem-
bership was not a highly selective
process.
"We have never refused mem-
bership to a normal person," he
added.
City Manager Wendell Johnson
clarified the right of the club to
maintain its current practices.
"The exclusivity is based on
conditions of member fees and the
application process, and little
else," he said.
Commissioner Julio Rodriguez
suggested an agreement that
would establish a monthly fee that
would go into a fund to benefit the
club, and be used by the city only
for club maintenance.
"A new agreement depends on
what the club considers what is
fair, what terms it is looking for,
and what kind of lease rate we're
looking for," said Rodriguez, who
suggested a monthly fee of $500
for the public maintenance fund to
be part of a potential agreement.
Morris Ridgdill served as Mayor
of Clewiston at the time of the orig-
inal lease agreement, which
charged the club a yearly fee of
one dollar. Ridgdill asked the
Board to be careful as to how they
address the need for a lease agree-
ment.
"The city and the club have had
a good relationship for many,


iirs. ivicuue snowing me cniaren me many types ot
household cleaning products they should stay away from.


Safety
Continued From Page 1
from them, and if they ever
come in contact or swallow any
of them, it is important to make
sure they tell an adult-and have
them call the poison control hot-
line, and take proper instruc-


tions.
And last they learned what to
do in case of a fire. They learn to
stay away from fire, and if they
would ever catch on fire you
must stop, drop and roll.
This was a great learning
experience for the children of
your community they have
learned that safety always
comes first.


had a break in nine years.
"He was very angry and very
bitter," she said. "It's so impor-
tant to not let yourself get to that
point. Caregivers have to know
that they are. not alone, that
there is help out there, and that
it's more than okay to accept
that help."
Ms. Musteffe said that care-
givers must plan time for them-
selves and enroll into programs
that offer the help.
"A caregiver needs to main-
tain their hobbies," she said.
"They need to stay active and so
does the loved one."
The CARE Program offers a
program where they take over
the responsibilities of the patient
for the day, allowing the loved
one to interact with other people
and remain socially active, while


es, Glades County Sheriff's
deputies found cocaine and
paraphernalia on Hurst, who
was then arrested and charged
with .possession of cocaine with
intent to sell..
The presence of the drugs at
the scene prompted questions
as to the possibility that those
involved in the shooting had
been intoxicated and under the
influence of cocaine. 'Sheriff's
investigators could not be
reached for comment regarding
the toxicology reports.
The victim in the shooting


many years, and I don't see any
reason to make any major
changes," he said. "If it isn't bro-
ken, don't fix it," he summarized.
Wendell emphasized: to the
club members that the interests of
the city are not necessarily to make
any immediate major changes, but
simply that the matter must be
addressed.
"The only reason this is on the
agenda is because the agreement
is expired," he said. "But, in that
sense, there is something broken
that needs to be fixed."
Also included in the public
exhibits was a list of capital


at the same time allowing for
some much needed free time for
the caregiver.
"The most important thing is
to be well prepared," she said.
"To really understand the role
that they are taking on and to
understand that they aren't in it
by themselves."
The seminar is free and the
CARE Program is funded by the
Department of Elder Affairs and
Senior Solutions of Southwest
. Florida. Associate sponsors also
include Lee Memorial Health
System, Alvin A. Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center,
and Hope Hospice. The program
also runs in collaboration with
Parish Nursing Program and
Area Agencies on Aging.
I All classes will run from 2-5
p.m.


had served in the past as a fire
marshal in Glades .County,
according to Glades County offi-
cials. Osceola was the son of
Sandy Osceola, who until last
year had served on the Glades
County Board of Commission-
ers.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office was unable to release any
-new information concerning the
detainees, although it was
reported that Hurst had been
released. No additional informa-
tion was released concerning
Coppler.


improvements funded by the
Clewiston Country Club. The list
was derived from records of book-
keeping files by Helen Endicott.
The improvements totaled
$140,471, which was used to fund
projects such as the club building
fund in 1965,'a circle driveway in
1985, and remodeling the club in
1993.
The board closed the hearing
with the intent to take discre-
tionary action'and will begin pre-
liminary negotiations for a new
lease agreement, which is most
likely to continue at the next regu-
lar meeting on August 22.


(L-R) Incoming officers and chairpersons Mali Chamness,
Scott Egan-Wyer, Cheryl Eby, Frank Harris, Tommy Perry,
,Ruben Torres, and Glenn Smith.


Wal-Mart manager Ruben Torres and co-manager Larry
Ligouri were awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition
of their contribution to Rotary's international service proj-


ects.


Rotary
Continued From Page 1
club for the honor of making him
president.
"I am very proud and honored
to have the opportunity to serve
this club, and thankyou all for giv-
ing me your trust in this very


-important job," he told Rotary
members and guests at the
evening dinner.
The club also introduced and
recognized Ruben Torres, and
presented to him a Paul Harris Fel-
lowship, which was awarded to
Ruben and Larry Ligouri on
behalf of Clewiston's Wal-Mart
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previously imported European
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"Once the African honeybees
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advancing up to 300 kilometers
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honeybees compete with
African bees for food sources.
When they interbreed with the
African bees, defensive stinging
behavior in their offspring is
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Cuin 'rl prilio'Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Mama and Daddy (Lucile Burns Evans and RP. Evans) courted at
the telephone company before they were married Jan. 3, 1926.


LouLiney pni.,io Anna dane vans u O'teen
A family gathering in 1945 or '46: (Left to right) Anna Jane
Evans, P.RR Evans, T.A. Sizemore, Lucile Evans, (front)
Cousin Miriam Cowart and Paul Evans.


East Okeechobee was a little town of its own


By Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
As told to MaryAnn Morris
I grew up in East Okeechobee
right on Hancock Street (now SW
10th Street) where I was born. Bil-
lie (Doc) Andersori'A-ffit Edie'
lived there on Hancock Street,
too.
My great-uncle, TA. Sizemore
put in the first telephones here in
Okeechobee. The telephone
office was on Parrott Avenue, up
near Park Street. His wife, Byrd
was the first telephone operator,
my mama, Lucile Burns Evans,
was the second. When my daddy,
P.P. Evans came to work for Uncle
Sizemore in the 1920s, that's
when he met my mama, there at
the telephone company.
Mama couldn't leave, the
switchboard, so at dinner time
(you'd call it lunch now) she
would open the window and they
would share out the window. So
they courted there at the tele-
phone company. She, sitting at,
the switchboard and he, standing
outside the window. Theirs was
the first wedding at the Firsi Unit-
ed .'1il;I,1si Church in Okee-
chobee onJan. 3,j926........
\ hei I was 11 years old,.
"Mama had given birth to my,
.u~ gIai-.liotiher, Paul. One time I
' s "n:.:kiing" jim to sleep and
singing very loud. So loud, that
someone came knocking on the
door. I'll never forget! It was
Judge Hancock from down the
street coming to ask Mama if
everything was all right. Even so,
they let me sing in the church
choir later on when I was older
Granny Ezell had a little store
on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk and
that sort of thing. She had two
sons, Albert and Ulmer. Albert
had one son, Duane, and Ulmer.
had five children: Jack, Myrtle,
Lemoyne, Yvonne and Norman
Ray. We called Jack "Snake"
because he would always catch
snakes for pets and carry them
around with him.
We used to climb the pine
trees, all the way to the top where
they would start to sway. We
could take. five Coca-Cola bottles
to the ticket booth at the Gilbert
Theater to make up the 10 cents


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pioneers and history


for the movie ticket.
Since we lived inside the city
limits, we couldn't ride the bus to
school. We walked, but what
Mama never knew, was that
going to school, we'd walk across
the railroad trestle that crossed
Taylor Creek, balancing on the
rails. Sometimes when we were
walking across the trestle, we'd
hear the train coming irl from
Sherman where the sawmill was!
The tracks went on into town past
the school, and I remember star-
ing out the school windows,
counting the cars as the train
rolled by.
,Ai.,H: tinirg we kids would
dpo I.' tun, arnl 1t'don't remember
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c,ull'd d "l.- J-a d l,.r'
Pi 'cs ''. I-,..1 ,.\ !': c t ik, led-up
a very tall tree to make a ladder
way up l,.Th. Then a heavy wire
was secured real high above the
top of the ladder on the tree. A
piece of pipe was strung on the
wire the other end of the wire
was attached low to, another tree,
maybe 30-feet away. This end of
the wire -was attached low
enough so that the jumper, sliding
down the wire holding onto the
pipe, would hit the ground before
he hit the tree. A person would be
on the ground to throw the pipe
up to the jumper who was up in
the taller tree. The jumper would
swing out of the tree and down
the wire, hopefully hitting the
ground before hitting the other
tree! Thus the name, "Kid Killer"!
I remember being about 12
years old, climbing up the ladder.
When they threw me the pipe to
jump and swing down, I would
be so scared I couldn't jump and I
would climb down the ladder and
cry because I didn't have the
courage to jump.


Courtesy Photo/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Granny Lula Ezell's house in East Okeechobee today.
Granny Ezell had a little store on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk.


But one day, I got up enough
courage and jumped out of that
tree. I knew then that I could whip
the world! It only takes faith in
yourself to accomplish much.
Sometimes Mama would send
me to the ice plant on Taylor
Creek to buy a 12- and a- half-
pound block of ice for 10 cents.
I'd ride my bike over and one of
the men would put the ice in the
basket of my bike so Icould take it
home to Hai ck Street. I
remember that ice-cold water
from the melting ice dripping on
my feet all the way back home.
I remember a peddler named
Mr. Addison coming by our house
in an old truck selling fruit and
vegetables. Mama would buy a
hamper full of those buingy tur-
pentine mangoes for us. We'd sit
on the back porch and eat our fill
of them right there, because it
would take 15 minutes to clean
the strings out of your teeth after-
wards. But oh, they were good!
. Another big part of East Okee-
chobee was our playground. Mr.
Victor Domer, who was Russell
and Ester and Carol's daddy and
Ray's granddaddy, had the
machine shop that's still there on
Hancock Street. He built a play-
ground for all us kids across from
his machine shop in the vacant lot
next to our house. He built a
merry-go-round, swings .and a
seesaw. All us East Okeechobee
kids my brothers Tommy and
Paul, Eugene, Vernon, Mary Ellen


Wright, Billy Anderson and the
Ezells, played there and we
claimed it as our own. Mr. Domer
was .really a very talented with
anything metal and later designed
'his own lawn mowers and sold
them there at the shop.
Domer's house'. a-5. right ntier
behind the machine shop and
they had the first telephone in the
neighborhood. Domer's would
let us use it. I remember Marne
would tell me exactly \' i. i 10 (Io
to call. "When the operator
comes on and says 'Numbie ,
please', tell her the number you
want to call." Somehow the calls
were always to Mrs. McNeill.
Now Mr. Mc Neill, at that time,
was president of the Bank of
Okeechobee, and he used to ask
my daddy to cut his hair. I can
remember my daddy cutting Mr.
McNeill's hair right there in our
front yard. I think he gave my
daddy 25 cents to do it.
I thought of Brother Dunklin as
the minister who always walked. I
never knew him to own a car -
he walked everywhere. He ate at
our house many times. When he
left, he'd always take a piece of
Mama's cornbread or a biscuit
and wrap it in his handkerchief
then put it in his coat pocket to
take with him. He never left us
without a prayer. Many times he
put his hand on my head when he
prayed. Even now, when I stop
and think, I can feel his hand on
my head.


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High water is said to be bad for Lake Okeechobee, says SWFMD


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The County Coalition- for
Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and
'Lake Worth Lagoon met at the
Okeechobee Courthouse Thurs-
day morning and heard several
presentations on the state of
Lake Okeechobee. However,
they could not conduct any busi-
ness for lack of a quorum since
only four of the nine members
were present. Membership is
made up one commissioner
from each of the counties in the
coalition Okeechobee, St.
Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach,
Hendry, Glades, Highlands, and
Osceola.
In attendance were Okee-
chobee County Commissioner
Clif Betts, Martin County Com-.
missioner Sarah Heard, Lee
County Commissioner Ray
Judah, the chairman and Osceo-
la County Commissioner Ken
Smith.
Commissioner Betts
informed .the other coalition
members that one of the con-
cerns of Okeechobee County is
that the lake level is over 15 feet.
He said there were also con-
cerns about turbidity and how it
affects the quality of the water
and sport fishing..He noted that
we are entering the hurricane
season and a high lake level
could mean trouble for both
coasts.
Commissioner Heard
expressed concern about the
detrimental effects to the St.
Lucie Canal of pulse releases
frcm Lake Okeechobee. She
voiced concern that the situation
would get worse. The commis-
sioner stated that her support of
stormwater treatment areas and
other options that would
decrease the need for pulse
releases.
Commissioner Smith proudly
announced that Osceola County
had recently passed a one-half
mill ad valorem tax to pay for
lands for environmental purpos-
es, such as storing water. He said
the program would 'start next
year using bond money. A com-
mittee would, make recommen-
dations to the commissioners as
to what property to buy.
Commissioner Judah
expressed his concern over the
condition of the Caloosahatchee
River caused by pulse releases.
He was in favor of other options
to lower the water level in the


lake such as the use of forward
pumps.
Noting Commissioner Betts
concern, Dr. Susan Gray of South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) noted there was a
recent improvement in water
quality, although she said total
phosphorous concentrations are
still double what they were
before the hurricanes.
Dr. Gray expressed concern
that the lake had risen one and
one half foot in the last couple of
weeks and said that the mode of
SFWMD at this time is flood
management. The rapid rise of
the lake is one of the major prob-
lems in management the lake,
she added.
She .said that prior to the hur-
ricanes there was a large
amount of submerged vegeta-
tion in the lake. Since then, at the
spots they have checked, there is
almost no submerged vegeta-
tion, a fact that causes "great
concern" to the district. She
mentioned the need for treat-
ment and storage areas north of
the lake. She also mentioned
permanent forward pumps to
help regulate the lake'.
"No tool is being taken off the
list."
She said that the district
needs to look at every water con-
trol tool and evaluate the pros
and,. cons and the costs involved.
"Everything is up for consid-
eration," she added.
Dr. Gray also mentioned the
importance of communication
and told the commissioners, "If
you need us we will be there."
She pledged to send district rep-
resentatives to commissioners
meetings if necessary.
Commissioner Smith asked
about hydrilla control.
Bob Howard, director of
operations for SFWMD, replied
that hydrilla develops resistance
quicker than we can develop
chemicals. He said it takes con-
stant research and development
to stay ahead of the plant.
"Right now, the said the situa-
tion was not very optimistic."
There was also a discussion
of using grass carp to control
hydrilla. '. .
Benita Whalen, director of
SFWMD's Okeechobee office,
discussed storage of water on
,public, private and tribal lands
on the north end of the lake. The
private and tribal lands are pri-
marily agricultural and would be
used to store water -before it
reaches the lake to lessen the
need for pulse releases.


She noted that the experi-
ences of the recent draw-down
of Lake Tohopelaliga support the
concept of water storage. She
said SFWMD tries to identify
public lands first. Then private
lands used previously would be
considered and potential storage
sites ranked. However, she
noted that in wet times, like the
present, landowners cannot take.
on any more water.
She said that completed sur-
face water treatment projects
(STAs) total 79,326-acre feet
with additional 92,000-acre feet
to be constructed.
Turning to another storage
strategy, Ms. Whalen said the
World Wildlife Fund has been
working with landowners to
locate storage areas. Some of the
programs the federation is using
include wetland hydration, wet-
land creation and reservoirs. She
poted that the federation has
started six pilot projects in the
Okeechobee watershed.
Commissioner Heard advo-
cated storing water now to keep
from having to discharge water
through the estuaries. She asked
what is being done right now.
Ms. Whalen pledged that the
district would do what it could in
the short term.
"We will be looking at any
site now," she said.
Ms. Whalen noted that STAs
,are really designed for flow-
through water treatment.
Although there is some storage,
she said they are more for water
quality than storage, However,
she said SFWMD would try to
keep the optimum depth in the
STAs.
Chip Merrian, deputy execu-
tive director of SFWMD, dis-
cussed forward pumps. He said
their use would be beneficial to
the health of lake and there is no
downside to their u se. In the
short term, temporary pumps
would be used, but he said the
district is seeking additional dol-
lars for permanent forward
pumps.
Mr. Merrian also echoed Ms.
Whalen's statements that noted
that there is no storage today
because private landowners are
already vatei logged from recent
rains. He said that Lykes Broth-
ers, an organization that took a
lot the water last year, is tired of
receiving constant telephone-
calls from them.


urged that the assembled com-
missioners talk to their legisla-
tive delegations as to the impor-
tance of forward pumping for
environmental concerns.
Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society said that the use forward
pumps might be good. He added
that a chronically low lake and
as well as a chronically high lake
both cause concern. Mr. Gray
said his dream was that water
managers would be able to keep.
the. lake at 15 feet or lower. He
said this would eliminate the
need for large pulse releases.
Peter Kwiatkowski, project
engineer for the district, dis-
cussed supply side management
or policies to put in place when
the water drops below a certain
level. He said technical analysis
and public input is needed to for-
mulate a policy on supply side
management.
He added that seed money
was needed to initiate contracts
until the next fiscal year's budget
kicks in.
Wayne Daltry of Lee County
said that 80 percent of the water
in the western basin does not
come from Lake Okeechobee
but from Lee County's storm-
water system.
"We need a coherent man-
agement program," he asserted.
He called for a coherent man-
agement plan in cooperation
with Glades, Hendry and Lee
Counties that would bring all-
viewpoints together. Currently,
he said there is no coherent
plan.
Part to the problem, accord-
ing to Mr., Daltry, is that -ee
County tax dollars form the bulk
of the basin water management
program because Glades and
Hendry Counties do not have the
tax base that Lee does. He advo-
cated re-looking at management
paradigms.
Mr. Daltry called for more
water storage rather than using
what he called a "fire hose"
approach to funnel excess lake
water through the estuaries.
Mr. Daltry also mentioned the
pesticide problem that comes
from the Caloosahatchee Basin
and not from Lake Okeechobee
or the Kissimmee River.
Don Fox of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission gave an overview of the
process of regulating lake levels.
He recommended that the water
level fluctuate 12 to 1.5 feet over a


Ginger Baldwin of Senator. .36-month period, with the water
Pruitt's office stated that the sen- receding November. through,
ator has sponsored funding for June, water levels stable June
lake restoration projects. She through August and October


being the peak month He said
that the problem with Caloosa-
hatchee is that sometimes there
is too. much fresh water and
sometimes not enough freshwa-
ter.
Mark Perry of Florida Oceano-
graphic advocated managing the
lake at a lower level'. In addition,
he suggested looking at forward
.pumps He said lake manage-
ment was not-only an environ-
mental problem, but also an
economic problem affecting
property values.
"We need to get the dis-
charges stopped," he asserted.


Susan Sylvester of the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers attrib-
uted the recent rise in lake level
to rainfall and inflow from
Fisheating Creek. She said the
Kissimmee chain of lakes were
low before the recent rainy spell
so they did not contribute to the
rise in the lake level. Ms.
Sylvester said that this is a chal-
lenging-wet season and that
releases will have to be made.
After the meeting, coalition
members and members of .the
audience were given a tour of
the new courthouse by County
employee Donnie Oden.


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Thursday, June 23, 2005 .


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


.,FO Gallagher releases annual top 10 fraud list


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Ihief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
agher has released the Depart-
nent of Financial Services'
annuall Top 10 Fraud List, which
|ummarizes 10 of the costliest or
)oldest securities, financial and
-nsurance fraud scams that
-esulted in arrests or convictions
)y the Division of Insurance
2raud during the fiscal year that
began July 1, 2004, and ends
'une 30, 2005.
"Fraud schemes are becom-
ing more complex and more
mostly, and the cost is passed on
o every consumer in higher
insurance premiums and higher
osts for goods and services,"
said Gallagher, who oversees the
department. "But working
together, we can fight back
against these criminals and hit
ack hard. The most important
thing consumers can do is verify
before they buy."
SThis year's Top 10 fraud
schemes ranged from title insur-
Ince'trickery to the perennial list
maker, Personal Injury Protec-
tion auto insurance fraud, or PIP
Fraud. On the list is one PIP
fraud case in which eight indi-
viduals posed as journalists to
gain access to police accident
reports in order to solicit crash
Victims to go to unscrupulous
medical clinics. In another, more
than two dozen individuals were
arrested in a complex scheme
that involved staging crashes in
order to create "patients" for
fraudulent medical clinics. The
ringleader is suspected of stag-
ing more than 90 auto crashes.
The 10 cases, listed in no partic-
'ular order, add up to more than
1$2.7 million in financial losses.
'Additional potential losses in
these 10 cases losses that
may have occurred if an arrest
had not been made when it was
- add up to more than $1 mil-
lion.
The department has a num-
ber of online resources, includ-
ing a Verify Before You Buy page
that includes links that allow
consumers to check.the licen
sure status of an insurance or
financial services company, bro-
ker or agent; a Senior Resource
Center that specifically address-


es concerns and needs of Flori-
da's senior citizens facing
important financial decisions;
and a Service Point link where
consumers can ask a question or
file a complaint and track the
status of their request. These
resources and more can be
found at www.fldfs.com or by
calling (800) 342-2762.
Gallagher also said that the
department is willing to pay up
to $25,000 for information that
directly leads to an arrest or con-
viction in a fraud scheme.
"That's very likely a whole lot
more than one might make par-
ticipating in 'one of these
schemes, and we want to award
law-abiding citizens who get
involved and help make a differ-
ence," he said.
So far this fiscal year, the
department's Division of Insur-
ance Fraud has made more than
700 arrests.
The release of the annual Top
10 Fraud List coincides with the
14th annual Florida Insurance
Fraud Education Council Confer-
ence, which continues through
tomorrow in Orlando. Hundreds
of insurance fraud investigators
and prosecutors are expected to
attend the three-day conference
to learn about the latest insur-
ance fraud schemes and inves-
tigative techniques.
On Thursday in Ft. Myers,
Gallagher will ask Gov. Jeb Bush
and other Cabinet members to
sign a resolution declaring June
as Fraud Awareness Month. The
signing will take place during the
Cabinet meeting at "Capital for a
Day."
The department's 2004-2005
Top 10 Fraud List is below.
Please note: $2.7 million is
the estimated amount of losses
in these 10 cases only.

Not flying straight
SARASOTA An attorney
who continued to work while
collecting more than $130,000 in
disability benefits likely won't:
get a chance to dash in-his fre-
quent flyer miles anytime soon.
Peter \\. Martin, 58, faces up to
15 t\ears in prison after insur-
ance fraud detectives uncovered


that he submitted false informa-
tion on a disability claim. Martin
reported that, following a motor
vehicle accident, he became
partially disabled and that his
condition deteriorated making
him totally disabled in Septem-
ber 2003. Detectives, however,
found that Martin had continued
to practice law in Florida as well
as in New York while he collect-
ed disability benefits.

This is not Monopoly
CLERMONTA Title agent
accused of stealing more than
$1.1 million in customer escrow
funds took the money along
with her boyfriend and cowork-
ers on a Las Vegas junket, but
didn't bet on getting caught.
Kathryn Knight, 37, also known
as Kathryn Weed, was operating
Weed & Associates Title Services
when American Pioneer Title
Insurance Company conducted
an audit and discovered discrep-
ancies in Weed.& Associates',
escrow account. Fraud detec-
tives determined, that Knight
misappropriated in excess of
$1.1 million from the escrow
account and used these funds to
buy vehicles, the Las Vegas gef-
away and make a down pay-
ment on a $9 million Lake Coun-
ty land purchase. Her title agent
license was immediately
revoked and she faces up to 60
years in prison if convicted on
the charges.

The reporter's
instinct
PLANTATION Eight indi-
viduals who illegally obtained
traffic accident reports .from
police departments throughout
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade
counties posed as reporters to
gain access to the reports. They
used the information in the
reports to solicit accident victims
to go to medical clinics and auto
body shops for thle purpose of
collecting money on fraudulent
auto insurance claims. They pre--
tended to work for media publi-
cations such as Impact News
Weekly, South Florida Journal
and Greek American-Herald.


Home repairs the
cheating way (or Huff
COCOA BEACH A Brevard
County homeowner claimed
that renovation work to his
home was the result of hurri-
cane damage, but the work had
begun almost a month before
the hurricane hit. Robert Mil-
liken, 60, filed the fraudulent
claim last September with Citi-
zens Property Insurance Corpo-
ration for his home at 423 -S.
Atlantic Ave., claiming that Nur-
ricane Frances caused nearly
$60,000 in personal property
damage. Detectives, however,
determined that Milliken con-
tracted with Mack Mosier of
Trade Wind Builders to remodel
his residence, and the work;
which involved the removal of
all of Milliken's furniture as well
as the roof and windows, began
on Aug. 10, 2004. Hurricane
Frances struck the Treasure
Coast on Sept. 5, 2004.

Fake cards,
real money
RIVIERA BEACH A man
who sold fake motor vehicle
insurance cards to nearly 200
South Florida drivers was sen-
tenced to three years in prison.
Howard M. McKinon, 58, of 481
W. 30th St., pleaded guilty to
nine counts of marketing a false
or fraudulent motor vehicle
insurance card and one count of
organized scheme to defraud.
State fraud investigators deter-
mined that McKinon issued at,
least 196 cards, most of them to
drivers in West Palm Beach and
Riviera Beach. The cards
appeared to be issued by pro-
gressive Insurance Company
and purported to carry the mini-
mum statutory levels of Personal
Injury Protection and Property
Damage coverage. The cards
had the same policy number,
with different personal and vehi-
cle information typed on them.

The world,
is your stage'
MIAMI Fraud detectives in
February arrested 25 individuals
believed to have been 'involved


in a ring that staged, at least a
dozen auto crashes and fraudu-
lently billed insurance compa-
nies for $1 million. If convicted,
they will face a minimum
mandatory sentence of two
years in prison for organizing the
staged crashes, and up to 15
years in prison on all charges.
The 53-year-old suspected ring-
leader Wilfred Cyriaque, also
known as "Lopez" or "Blanc," is
charged with 51 counts each of
insurance fraud and. grand theft,
four counts of staging an acci-
dent, and organized scheme to
defraud. Investigators believe
Cyriaque may have staged as
many as 90 crashes during the
last several years.

Now you can panic
POMPANO BEACH A man
who allegedly lied on his appli-
cation for disability income
insurance and then filed a claim
one week after getting the policy
is, facing felony charges that
could land him up to 65 years in
prison. Bruce Sutherland, 43,
had a real estate license but
claimed he was unable to work
due to panic attacks. Depart-
ment detectives said medical
and hospital records confirmed
that Sutheiland provided false
information regarding his med-
ical history, and documents
from the Social Security Admin-
istration indicated he provided
false salary information as well.
Based on his application, Suther-
land was issued a Disability
Income policy that provided a
monthly disability benefit of
$3,000 until he turned ,65.
Sutherland's maximum benefit
for disability would have been
approximately $828,000.. The
claim was denied.

Who are you?
ST. PETERSBURG A cou-
ple and a relative are facing
felony insurance fraud charges
after state fraud detectives deter-
mined they fraudulently collect-
ed $39,000 from.their insurance
coverage stemming from a
staged automobile accident.
Detectives determined that
Azem Jakupaj, 41, his wife,
Fikreta, 36, and Edin Murat[-,i'. c,
26, gave false information to


their insurance company follow-
ing a January 2004 staged crash
at 8th Street and 94th Avenue
North. The Jakupajes said they
did not know Muratovic, who
was in the other car, but a wit-
ness said they were seen talking
prior to the accident, and the
investigation revealed that they
are related. The Jakupajes' two
young daughters were in the car
at the time of the staged acci-
dent.

Angling for annuities
JACKSONVILLE An insur-
ance agent who stole $366,000
by convincing at least six elderly
clients to cash in their annuities
and reinvest in other insurance
products was sentenced to three
years in prison and ordered to pay
restitution. Thomas Larry Grig-
gs, 48, operated Griggs Financial
Services in Jacksonville and was
a licensed insurance agent. He'.
persuaded several elderly vic-
tims to surrender their annuities
and reinvest into other insur-
ance products sold' by Griggs,
but insurance fraud detectives
determined that once Griggs
received the surrender proceeds
from the annuities, he converted
the monies to his own personal
use. Two of the victims, who
ranged in age from 68 to 79,
-have since died.

Land ho
PLANTATION Three South
Floridians bamboozled a title
insurance company out of $1.2
million by playing with the
paperwork. Anthony Phillips,
Suzanne Destefano and Chena
Henry are accused of conspiring
to steal $1.2 million from Attor-
ney's Title Insurance Fund
through a fictitious purchase of
property. The lending agent was
advised to wire the money to an
unlicensed broker (Chena
Henry) for the property. Henry
then followed the instructions of
Anthony Phillips and wired the
money to Phillips and Suzanne
Destefano in prescribed
amounts. Phillips used the
stolen money to purchase prop-
erty in which he had .,n intere-i
in Miami-Dade County.


Attorney General releases report


on gasoline industry pricing


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist released
the results of a study of gaso-
line pricing in Florida, conclud-
ing that two factors besides
.high crude oil prices pur-
posely low inventory and .a
shrinking number of suppliers
in the industry xe, e the pri-
mary contributors to state%. ide
gasoline price spikes experi-
enced by Florida consumers in
2004.
The report follows an
antitrust ., investigation
launched.by the attorney gen-
eral in May 2004. While the
examination found, that there
was no clear e% idence of state
or federal antitrust violations, it
concludedi.that the following
factors contributed to the high
prices:
Major oil refiners intention-
ally maintained low irn entor'y.
levels in order to maximize
profits, With no cushion in
inventory levels, wVhernever
demand increased beyond
expectations, supplies became
unusually tight. Unexpected
disruptions such as refinery
fires, pipeline breaks and barge
accidents, in the absence ol.
sufficient inventory, added fur-
ther pressure to push prices
higher.
With the expansion of
mergers by companies, espe-
cially in recent years, the indus-


try has de el,.oped an economic
climate in which there are too
few sellers, the marketplace is
inereerdpen'Jrnit and, actions
taken by one firm affect all oth-
ers. Consequently, if one firm
raised prices, others were like-
ly to follow.
"Clearly the' petroleum
companies have been main-
taining low inventories in order
to maximize profits," said Crist.
"Inadequate ir,-nte'.,ry com-
bilned u th a lrnmt11a :,.r1 _bt of
supplies adds up to high
prices at the pump. We urge
the oil companies to consider
the effects that the lack of suffi-
cient inventory is having on
everyday consumers and on
the economy. We hope they
will look to other ways to find a
.better balance between their
corporate goals and the gener-
a I .' elfaie of our citizens."
Simultaneous to the release
of this report, the attorney gen-
eral se Fl a letter to Federal
Tiade C',oiiiiii,- si, Chairman
Deboracih PlaUt M l,.,,:,'rs voicing
concerns about a proposed.
merger in the industry. In April,
Valero 'Energy Corporation
announced its agreement to
.acquiire Premcor Incorporated.
'Further consolidation in the
oil-refining segment of the
industry will only lessen the
comp-itiie forces that ulti-
mately' benefit consumers


through lower prices, Crist said
in his letter.
. In its investigation over the
past year, the attorney gener-
al's Antitrust Division issued
dozens of subpoenas,
reviewed nearly 240,000 pages
of documents and reviewed
computer 'Ji,;s containing
nearly 60,000 files in order to
examine the gas price increas-
es of the past year and deter-
mine their likely causes. To
assist in this endeavor, the
attorney general retained two
well-known experts with sub-
.stantial expertise in the study
of the petroleum industry, Dr.
Keith Leffler and. Mr. Peter Ash-
ton.
Dr. Leffler is an economist
with the Department of Eco-
nomics at the University of
Washington, while Ashton is a
financial consultant specializ-
ing in the economics of the
petroleum industry.
"Gas prices have risen
sharply over the last year and
the Attorney General's Office
conducted this study to ensure
that our state's visitors and citi-
zens were not unfairly taken
advantage of," said Crist. "This
study provides greater insight
into the complex petroleum
industry and highlights factors
that contributed to the gas
price spikes of 2004'."


What every
SARASOTA Representative
Katherine Harris will host a free
forum with the NASD-the lead-
ing private-sector regulator of
the U.S.. securities industry on
Monday, June 20 at the Ritz Carl-
ton Sarasota,
This.free forum will be pre-
sented by NASD to help interest-
ed Floridians understand how to
invest in securities and to discuss
recent regulatory developments
and issues in the financial servic-
es industry.
Congresswoman Harris, a
member of the House Financial
Services Committee, will join
NASD at the.event to explain
what actions Congress is taking
to deal with the recent problems
in the financial services industry,
particularly. regarding mutual
funds.
Joining Rep. Harris will be
two of the nation's top experts
on the securities industry -
Robert Glauber, chairman and
CEO of NASD, and. Mary L.
Schapiro, NASD's vice chairman
and president of Regulatory Poli-'
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Watch doodlebugs for summer fun


One of the lesser-known
creatures found in Florida Yards
are ant lions, the larva of a drag-
onfly relative. They dig cone
shaped pits in sandy soil and
trap ants as food. Here in the
South, the critters are known as
doodlebugs. They are beneficial
insects that should be left alone
because they are a "free land-
scape pesticide" -- they eat
m iany insect pests.
One Florida entomologist
claims that a normal, healthy
childhood in Florida requires
. knowledge and experiences
with the doodlebug. Parents
looking for summer fun alterna-
tives to television and video
games might find that looking
for and playing with these
unusual Florida Yard inhabitants
might occupy a child's attention
for some time. Who knows -
they may spark an interest in the
natural world. Information for
today's column comes from
University of Florida's Extension
Entomologists and a Web site
titled "The Ant lion Pit."
The adult ant lion looks
much like a damselfly, a dragon-
fly-like insect. A big difference is
that their antennae are shorter
and are bent or clubbed. Adult
insects measure one to two
inches long and their body is
colored brown to gray. They'
have four equal-sized wings,
two to three inches long, that
may be either transparent or
irregularly spotted.
Adult doodlebugs rest in hid-
den places and are hard to
notice. At night, they become
active, searching for a mate and
are attracted to lights. Females
lay eggs in warm, dry sandy
sites. When a female finds the
right spot, she taps her
abdomen and then inserts a sin-
gle egg below ground. Several


eggs may be laid in the same
area up to 20 eggs per site.
Eggs hatch into hungry ant
lions. They dig a shallow upside-
down cone-shaped pit up to an
inch deep. As they move across
the sand, they leave spiral-
shaped trails. This curious
motion gives these critters the
nickname "doodlebugs".
As the circle grows ever
wider and deeper, the doodle-
bug throws out the soil with its
head. A pit can be built in 15
minutes. Finally it buries itself so
that only the head, with large
menacing-looking mandibles is
above ground at the bottom of
the pit.
They wait for an ant or other
insect to slip on the loose sand
and fall in. As they slide over the
edge and into the pit, the large
jaws of the waiting ant lion para-
lyze the ant with an injection of
poison. The ant lion then sucks
out the vital juices. The juice-less
skeletal remains of the prey are
thrown out of the pit.
When prey manage to stop
their slide into the crater, the ant
lion throws sand at its next
meal, causing the captive to lose
its grip and continue the
inevitable fall to its doom at the
bottom.
Ant lions have forward-point-
ing hairs on their body that help
anchor it in the soil. This allows
them to capture struggling prey
much larger than itself. Winged
adult ant lions that are laying
eggs may even be captured and
eaten by their younger relatives.
Observing doodlebugs:
Ant lion pits can be found in
sheltered, sandy areas where
the soil easily shifts. Look for
dry, sunny spots sheltered from
wind and rain, particularly on
south-facing slopes. Small pop-
ulations can be seen in grass-


free areas next to the air condi-
tioners. Other popular sites to
view ant lions are under build-
ings built on piers, in sandy
flowerbeds without mulch and
under hedges or eaves of build-
ings. One author reports that
larger craters mean hungrier ant
lions, and that bigger pits are
built at the full moon.
Taking ant lions out of their
habitat for closer observation is
risky to the ant lion. Be prepared
to feed it with the ants you
catch. Twice-daily feedings will
provide enough food for sur-
vival. Put the ant lion in any con-
tainer filled with a layer of at
least 3 inches of sand to allow
the insect to build its pits. The
container should also be at least

five inches wide for each ant
lion to prevent overcrowding.
Return ant lions to their
source before it finishes its larval
.stage, or if kept longer, the con-
tainer should be covered so that
the adult won't escape. They
have a knack for emerging from
its cocoon when you're not
watching. A stick placed upright
in the sand will provide the
newly emerged adult with a
place to rest while its wings
expand and harden properly. If
held captive any longer than a
day after it emerges from its
cocoon, adults will lose energy
and may die before -it has a
chance to reproduce.
If you encounter doodle-
bugs, don't spray pesticides in
their area unless absolutely nec-
essary. They are beneficial
insects and keep down pests in
your Florida Yard. Following this
advice will also allow for a safer
spot for kids (of all ages) to have
some summer fun and a place
to learn about their natural
world.


Acceler8 Everglades restoration


We need your help! The South
Florida Water Management District
will host its first annual Acceler8
Construction Symposium and
Exhibition Thursday, June 23, at
the Palm Beach County Conven-
tion Center in West Palm Beach. .
This all-day event held to inform
construction contractors, specialty
subcontractors, vendors, and work
force development agencies inter-
ested in this $1.5-billon construc-
tion program throughout Florida.
The first Acceler8 project construc-
tion project is scheduled to begin
later this year and continue
through 2010.
. This symposium will also pro-
vide information on the pre-qualifi-
cation process for construction
contractors and vendors for Accel-


er8 contracts.
Acceler8 is a major boost for
Everglades restoration. By acceler-
ating the funding, design and con-
struction to complete eight key
projects by 2011, the greater Ever-
glades ecosystem will experience
positive benefits much sooner and
in a more cost-effective manner. Y
The expedited course of. action
reaffirms the commitment of the
federal/state/local partnership to
revitalize America's Everglades.
Type of work
Reservoirs, embankments,
earth moving, equipment opera-
tors, pump stations, concrete flow-
control structures.
Who should attend
Construction contractors, spe-
cialty subcontractors, small busi-


nesses, vendors, and work forc
development agencies.
When
Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m
to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County
Convention Center, 650 Okee-
chobee Blvd, West Palm Beach.
Display booths are available foi
vendors, contractors, specialty sub-
contractors, and work force devel-
opment agencies. Please call for
details. i
Join us to restore America's
Everglades! Registration is
required, call toll-free (800) 488-
1255 to register. For additional
information about the AccelerP
program and projects, visit A,:cel-
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Combat unemployment compensation fraud


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush recently signed HB 1693 into
law, strengthening the Agency for
Workforce Innovation's (AWI) and
law enforcement partners' ability
to aggressively pursue and prose-
cute Unemployment Compensa-
tion fraud.
The legislation provides penal-
ties and fines for individuals:
Establishing a fake business by
submitting fraudulent records
relating to the business, including
tax, and wage reports; entering
fraudulent data into a computer
system of the agency or its tax col-
lection service provider; using
computer facilities of the agency or
its tax collection provider without.
authorization; deliberately altering
or destroying computer informa-
tion or files; or stealing financial
instruments, data, or other assets.
"Expanded coordination 'and
increased prosecution of unem-
ployment compensation fraud will
result in greater recovery of taxpay-
ers' dollars and will provide a deter-
rent to individuals contemplating


such schemes," said Susan
Pareigis, director, Agency for Work-
force Innovation.. "We intend to
use the additional tools in this legis-
lation to continue our aggressive
protection of public resources in
partnership with our state and local
law enforcement colleagues," she
added.
The law allows the agency to
make all unemployment compen-
sation records relating to unem-
ployment fraud investigations
available to FDLE, the states attor-
neys, and the Office of the
Statewide Prosecutor for investiga-
tion and aggressive prosecution of
fraudulent offenses.
In addition, the law provides for
penalties to curtail State Unem-
ployment Tax (SUTA) dumping-
the practice of avoiding unemploy-
ment experience, which impacts
all employers in a negative way.
SUTA dumping occurs when:
An employer avoids a high tax rate
by setting up one or more shell
companies and then transfers
some or all of its workforce back.


and forth between the shell com-,
panies to earn a lower tax rate or a
person or entity opening a busi-
ness purchases an existing small
business which lets them take
advantage of a lower unemploy-
ment tax rate for an "acquired"
business as opposed to a "new"'
business. Provisions of the bill % ill
be implemented by AWl on July 1.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the leadstate work-
force agency and directly adminis-
ters the state's Labor Market Statis-
tics program, Unemployment
Compensation, Early Learning and
various workforce development
programs.
Workforce development policy
and guidance in Florida is provided
by Workforce Florida, Inc. Work-!
force Florida and the Agency for
Workforce Innovation are partners
in the Employ Florida network
which includes 24 Regional Work-
force Boards who deliver services
through nearly 100 One-Stop
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Attorney General wins fraud lawsuit


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
his office has won a lawsuit against
a state of Washington-based com-
pany that sold fraudulent bonds
purporting to eliminate the need
for standard insurance coverage, a
false claim that cost 425 Florida vic-
tims $300 per person, for a total
loss of $127,500. Leon County Cir-
cuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom
entered a final judgment against
Global Healings Society and owner
Joseph Michael .Gardinier, requir-
ing the defendants to pay restitu-
tion as well as fines of $1,000 per
victim, a total of more than
$550,000.


"This judgment marks a victory
for Florida consumers and sends a
clear message that fraud of this
type has no place in our state," said
Crist. "Floridians depend on insur-
ance offered by reputable agents to
protect them from significant
financial liability, and those offering
phony alternatives face serious
legal consequences."
An investigation conducted by
the Attorney General's Economic
Crimes Division revealed that Glob-
al Healings Society was selling
what it claimed were "financial
bonds" over the Internet. Gardinier,
owner and caretaker of the organi-
zation, directed its activities and


was responsible .for the various
bond programs sponsored by
Global Healings.
The bonds purported to protect
the bearers from financial respon-
sibility in the event of any incident
that would warrant an insurance
claim. Not only were the bonds
fraudulent, but there was no
money available for the injured
party in the event that a claim was
filed against a bearer of the bonds.
Types of bonds offered by Global
Healings included an auto bond, a
health bond, a home equity bond,
a student bond, a "Benefit for Life"
bond and a community financial
bond. The organization was not


licensed to do business in Florida,
nor was it an authorized insurer in
the state.
The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
determined that the organization's
auto bond card was not valid to
prove insurance coverage as
required by law. In response, Gar-
dinier conducted a series of confer-
ence calls to members of the
organization soliciting donations to
cover the cost of suing the state of
Florida. Similar solicitations were
made in Montana and Washing-
ton, where Global Healings has
already been prohibited from con-
ducting business.


AWI promotes more workforce awareness


FT. MYERS The Agency for
Workforce Innovation (AWl)
partnered with officials from the
Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board and the
Early Learning Coalition of
Southwest Florida to promote
awareness of workforce, early
learning and career development
programs and opportunities in
the Southwest Florida region.
The agency's Mobile One-
Stop Career Center was on site, a
self-contained vehicle equipped
with state-of-the-art telecommu-
nications equipment capable of
being deployed inside or outside
of the vehicle. The Mobile One-
Stop Centef offers access to a full
array of employment, reemploy-
ment and employer services and
the vehicle saw extensive service
in Southwest Florida during hur-
ricane season 2004 as it brought
services to victims of the storms.
It contains nine computer
workstations and a training room


that can accommodate eight
additional computer stations, all
of which have Internet access for
filing unemployment compensa-
tion claims, filing intake applica-
tions for welfare recipients,
searching through automated
job banks and providing skills
training.
The Southwest Florida Work-
force Development Board, Inc. is
a partnership between business,
labor, education, community,
and government services. It is
responsible for providing a
trained workforce to approxi-
mately 2,500 employers in Char-
lotte,' Collier, Glades, Hendry,
and Lee Counties. In the past
year, 45,000 individuals received
employment and career services
through the One-Stop Career
Centers. One-Stop Career Cen-
ters provide no-cost.recruitment
and employment services to
businesses and job seekers.
The Early Learning Coalition


of Southwest Florida provides
high quality childcare services to
children from infancy through
age 16 in Lee, Collier, Hendry
and Glades Counties.
It administers the Voluntary
Pre-kindergarten program at the
local level, registers providers
and provides applications and
information to parents. The Vol-
untary Pre-Kindergarten legisla-
tion was signed into law by Gov-
ernor Bush on Jan. 2 and
includes high literacy standards,
strict accountability, appropriate
curricula, substantial instruction
periods, manageable class sizes
and qualified instructors. Every
Florida child who is four years
old by Sept. 1, will be eligible to
attend the program in the fall of
2005. The program is designed to
help Florida children develop the
skills they need to become good
readers and successful students.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-


force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market
Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early
Learning and various workforce
development programs. The
Office of Early Learning, a divi-
sion within the agency, provides
oversight of Florida's school
readiness-programs and is the
lead entity for implementing the
state's Voluntary Pre-kinder-
garten program.
Workforce development poli-
cy and guidance in Florida is pro-
vided by Workforce Florida, Inc.
Workforce Florida and the
Agency for Workforce Innovation
are partners in the Employ Flori-
da network, which includes 24
Regional Workforce Boards who
deliver services through nearly
100 One-Stop Career Centers
around the state.


Senate bill keeps Florida's coastline safe


WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Drilling rigs won't be blackening
the beaches of Florida- anytime
soon under a hard-fought agree-
ment won from Senate leaders
tonight, said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
The. agreement a pledge
from both the chairman and rank-
ing member of the Senate Com-
mittee on Energy and Natural
Resources preserves a ban on
drilling off the coast of Florida.


Additionally, it protects a large
portion of the Gulf, known as
Lease Sale 181, which isn't specif-
ically covered by the moratorium
on drilling in the Outer Continen-
tal Shelf.
The final details of the agree-
ment came late Tuesday night,
but only after Nelson had seized
the Senate floor earlier in the day
from energy panel chairman Sen.
Pete Domenici. Nelson launched


a filibuster to delay action on a
.broader energy bill, drawing a
heated response from the New
Mexico Republican, who later
agreed to help Nelson keep
drilling away from Florida's off-
shore waters.
"Florida is -safe," Nelson
declared, in announcing that the
final details of an anti-drilling
agreement had been hammered
out late Tuesday. Both Nelson and


U.S.' Sen. Mel Martinez gave
impassioned speeches, on the
Senate floor Tuesday afternoon,
before the drilling issue came to a
head.
Nelson and Martinez argued
that drilling off Florida's coast
would threaten the state's.$50 bil-
lion tourism and overall econom-
ic health and. the state's fragile
coastal environment.


Attorney General

warns of pay-to-claim

sweepstakes scams


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warned
Floridians of a scam that
requires "winners" of a lottery or
sweepstakes to submit pay-
ments in order to claim their
prize. The scam lures Florida citi-
zens, particularly elderly resi-
dents, into paying unnecessary
"processing" or "premium" fees
in order to collect the "free"
prize.
The Attorney General's Office
recognized the growing trend
after receiving numerous com-
plaints from consumers across
the state. The solicitation typical-
ly comes as an -official-looking
document that promises thou-
sands or even millions of dollars,
in cash. The scam stresses the
need for immediate action, often
requesting verification of per-
sonal information or some other
action on the part of the recipi-
ent. The document also states
that a small fee, usually between
$10 and $20, must be submitted
in order to process the claim.
"Many people get so caught
up in the excitement of winning


that they don't realize these con
artists are lining their pockets
with money rightfully belonging
to the consumer," said Crist. "In
addition, consumers could
become victims of identity theft
by revealing personal informa-
tion. Floridians should immedi-
ately be suspicious of any sup-
posed prize that requires them
to pay a fee in order to claim
their winnings."
The companies solicit dona-
tions so aggressively that con-
sumers will receive several notifi-
cations per week, or even per
day. A response to the notifica-
tions generates even more
offers, perpetuating a cycle of
empty promises and absent
prizes. Consumers should note.
that soliciting fees to collect a
"free prize" is illegal, and they
should not send money to com-
panies engaged in this practice.
If you believe you have been
victimized by this type of
scheme, please call the Attorney
General's Fraud Hotline at (866)
9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226).


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passes for military persons


Naples Zoo Observes Inde-
pendence Day Weekend by offer-
ing FREE Admission to Military
Personnel in honor of those who
serve our country, Caribbean
Gardens (1590 Goodlette-Frank
Road-across from Coastland Cen-
ter mall).
The zoo'in Naples is offering
free admission to all active and
retired, military personnel all
Independence Day-all weekend
long from July 1-4.
Military personnel will receive
free admission to the Zoo by pre-
senting military identification,
plus adult and child guests in
their party will also receive $2 off
regular Zoo admission during the
weekend
Zoos are an American favorite.
In fact, more people visit accredit-
ed zoos and aquariums each year


than attend all professional sport-
ing events combined. And the
Fourth of July weekend is a terrif-
ic time for families to visit the
only nationally accredited zoo
between Tampa and Miami.
Guests can explore the Zoo's
blend of historic botanical garden
and rare animals, enjoy live ani-
mal presentations, and board the
Primate Expedition Cruise where
they will glide by island inhabited
by monkeys, lemurs and apes liv-
ing in natural habitats. Gates
open daily at 9:30 a.m. and
admission (adults $15.95/ child
$9.95) includes all shows and the
boat ride. For more information
contact Denise Rendina, PR
Director, at
denise@napleszoo.com or call
(239) 262-5409 x122 or (239)
249-1115 (mobile).


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale '15
Personars 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
(863)697-2513.
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.
Young Female Ci F.e31 niiy
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Sl863)697-2265..
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COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
(863)357-4710 or
561-385-2624 Reward


AFFENPINCHER- for adop-
tion, toy female, to senior
home only, (863)983-6537.
BOBTAIL KITTENS (2)
Free to good homes.
(863)467-2139
SKING SIZE BED- platform, no
mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926.


LABELLE ESTATE AUCTION
Antiques, Collectibles, Old Fishing Lures,
Farm Machinery, Tools, Vans, Cars, Trucks.
Saturday, June 25th @ 11a.m.
EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD!
John Deere diesel, 2240 tractor w/front loader & 10 ft: offset
E,,.: HHug. Tow behind mower, 3 pt. Roto tiller, Sarlo Hi
Wheeler, 48 inches 18 hp riding mower, Dixon ZTR mower,
Roto tiller, Yardman 8 hp mulcher, 3 pt Post hole digger w/8
inch and 12 inch augers, 6-2wheel trailers, tandem dump
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mirrors, beer signs, old dolls, Dr. Seuss, Lionel, trains, metal
toys, Flagler railroad lanterns, antique chairs, armoire,
secretary, old lamps, high chair, crib, brass & iron beds, rope
bed, cherry bed, railroad push cart, barrel truck, steamer
trunks, sleigh bed from Jimmy Carter family, wagon wheels,
butter churns, antique ice & roller skates, pie safe, Hoosier.
cabinet, Frost King oak icebox, whipple trees, horse
hames/collars, crocks, jugs, perfume bottles, depression
glass, iron baby bed & much more.
HUNDREDS OF HAND TOOLS, power tools, arc welders,
sanders, staplers, chain saws, house jacks; 30 inch vice,
20 ton jacks, table saws, routers, Chop saws, Alden boat
rowing shell, new stained glass entry door, battery charger,
air compressors, Nautical brass port holes, Adirondack chairs,
teak lumber, Harley collectibles.
Dr. Brungard (LaBelles first doctor) original sign and office
chair. '96 Dodge cony. van, '89 Mercury Cougar 70K, like new.
2269 Ft. Denaud Road, LaBelle, FL
From Ft. Myers go east to LaBelle-turn left atfirsttraffic light-
Ft. Denaud Cowboy Wary. Rd:-Follow signs one mile on left.
Rain or Shine Sale held in large building on estate.
ANOTHER PREMIUM AUCTION
BY #1 LIQUIDATORS AUCTION
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230
iHmployment I
,FulljTim 020


$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
Auto Transport, The Waggon-
ers Trucking: Hiring Exp &
Non-Experienced drivers for
Auto Transport in South East
Regions. Must have valid
Class A CDL and verifiable 2
yrs OR 200K miles OTR.
Need stable work history
and clean MVR. High Earn-
ing Potential, Great Benefits
and matching 401K. CON-
TACT Susan at
(866)413-3074 EOE.
Shop for a career
.that's more suited to
your needs.
BALLS OUTLET
Bealls Outlet offers a fitting
opportunity for those seek-
ing real advancement
potential. As an estab-
lished, family-owned, off-
price retail chain with
stores throughout the
South, Beails Outlet sells
brand name apparel and
home decor at up to 70%
ofi department store prices.
Join us and become part of
Our succeswiul team in
CLEWISTON.
-STORE MANAGER-
Retail management
experience required
~ SUPERVISORS-
We offer an excellent ben-
efits package including
medical insurance, 401K,
paid vacation and holidays
and employee discounts.
Call our Jobline at 1-800-
250-9206 ext. 6156. EOE
BRANCH MANAGER
GLADES AREA
American Red Cross- chapter
seeks f/t professional to run
the Glades Area Branch.
The position will provide
leadership in developing, im-
plementing and managing all
American Red Cross service
delivery to the communities
within the Branch's assigned
geographical area. Ideal
candidate will possess de-
gree and/or experience in
not-for-profit management
and knowledge of the local
communities. Excellent
benefits package: Please
email cover letter
and resume to
bootheL.Predcross-pbc.org
or fax (561)650-9147.
EOE/DFWP
CARPENTERS, CONCRETE
RESTORATION &
LABORERS
Must have own tools
& transportation.
(561)637-2222
CUSTODIAN
Opening in Hendry County
Commissioners. Must be
able to work evenings. Full
time with benefits. Applica-
tions and copy of job de-
scdption may be obtained
from Human Resource in the
LaBelle Courthouse or sub-
office in Clewiston. Deadline
for submission is May 25,
2005. Vet Pref. EEO. Drug
Free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application
process should contact HR.


DATA ENTRY Work r0N YOLUR
OWN; Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses.Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
888)MORE PAY
888-667-3729).
Lake Okeechobee Project
Accepting applications for a
Herbicide Applicator.
Applicants must possess a
valid herbicide applicators
license including .
Right of way, and Aquatic.
Please contact
(863)946-9111,
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EEO, DFWP

LAB TECHNICIAN:
Willtrain.
Apply @ Casa Flora,
13140 Hartman Plant Rd.,
Palmdale, FL 33944.
(863)675-0170
MAINTENANCE PERSONAL
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No '
hazmat. No pumps. Great
Benefits, Competitive Pay
and new equipment.
Need 2 years OTR experi-
ence. Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today;
1800)741-7950.
QUALITY EXPRESS
TANKLINES
HIRING DRIVERS
OTR, Start at
,31 per mile
Loaded and Empty.
Assigned
2005 Tractors.
Medical, Dental,
Bonuses
Call Betty
800-255-2161
S/E & 3-Slale Run T T Driv-
er; HOME WEEKENDS
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome: Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351


SAVE-A-LOT
NOW HIRING
PART-TIME CLERKS
Apply @ Save-A-Lot
900 W.Suarland Hwy.
(U.S. 27).
Clewiston, FL
Offering Compeiitf e
Wages Benefi.'!
Management apply on-line
at: wwwnsye-a-lot com.

Financial


Business
Opportuinities 305
Money Lenders 310
TTa PreparatIon 315



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine-units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.


ALL CASH AIJ RO LITE Do
. you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877)843- 8726
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HELP WANTED Earn EAIra n.
come assembling CD cases
from any location. No Expe-
rience Necessary;
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www.easywork-great-,
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Buying a car?. Look in
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a car? Look in the
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Employment
:FullTime 02i0


FOOD SERVICE
ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

Excellent communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip.
or GED. Flexible working hours.
Salary: 10+ per hour based on
experience, fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477,

P/T Home Delivered Meal Driver Needed at La-
Belle agency serving seniors. If you have a
cheerful manner, valid FL license & clean driving
record, H.S. diploma or GED, we wanttotalkto
you. Great place to work, training provided-per-
fect for moms of school-aged kids or active old-
er adults. Stop by L.J. Nobles Senior Center,
475 E. Cowboy Way, 8-5, M-F to fill.out an ap-
plication.
Home care workers needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades Co.
Must have CNA cert., H.S. diploma or GED,
clean FL driver license. Background cnks done
on all new hires. We pay mileage, offer health
and other benefits. Great place to work helping
others. so come talk to us! F/T case aide posi-
tion with full benefits available in our Clewiston
office: On-call home delivered meal driver need-
ed in Buckhead Ridge. Call the office nearest
you for more info about job openings in your
area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Clewiston: 963-7088,
Moore Haven: 946-1821. We are an EOE.


ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER
King Ranch, A 150 Year old Texas based agri-
cultural company with significant agricultural op-
erations in Florida, has an excellent opportunity
for a mid-level accountant
Successful candidate will have experience in all
areas of accounting including general ledger, ac-
counts payable, accounts receivable and product
cost accounting. :
Company offers a competitive salary with full
benefit package. 'For confidential consideration,
please submit resumes to: King Ranch, Inc., Attn:
Human Resources Department, RO. box 1210,
Belle Glade, Florida, 33430.

Drug-Free Workplace/EOE.


HELP WANTED
PLANNING TECHNICIAN
Applications are being accepted by the Hendry
County BOCC. Successful applicant will be re-
sponsible for making certain the County is com-
pliant with all planning documents in the
Emergency Management Dept. Must have
strong computer skills. Applications can be ob-
tained at the sub-office in Clewiston and the
Courthouse in LaBelle. Deadline for submission
is July 1,2005 at 5:00PM.

Vet pref., drug free, EEO, applicants with
disabilities needing assistance contact HR.


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FOAM INSULATION: Company based out of Clewiston now
hiring installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehi-
cle provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaran-
teed minimum $550 a week during training period. Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean, class D drivers license. We are a drug free work-
place. Interviews will be conducted every Monday morning
from 8-10a.m. at our Clewiston.Facility. Call 800-683-3155
to line up an interview time. Directions to our facility will be
given to you at that time.


AMAZINGLY UNIQUE REGISTERED NURSE
WORK FROM HOME
We are looking for a compassionate, dedicated
RN to help provide disease management servic-
es to our patients in the Glades and Lake Okee-
chobee area. Duties include: developing,
coordinating and implementing a plan of care
with other team members ensuring continuous
quality care.
Current FL RN licensure required: 1 year HIV/AIDS
care or managed care experience preferred. Val-
id drivers license, vehicle (for local travel), and
insurance required.
Please forward all resumes to:
rhaberle@aidshealth. org
or fax to (561)279-9608.

Send resumes or call:
Positive Healthcare
14000 North Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Tele: (561 279-7738


SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/C. STORE, P/T & F/T
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

Excellent communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience, positive customer
service attitude. High school
diploma or GED. Flexible working
hours. Salary: $8+ starting
based on exp., fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental,' 401 K.)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477


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


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Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow with?

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
BelletOn 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:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


SURVEY PARTY CHIEF

Experience needed in construction stake-out,
boundary and topo surveys. Pay is based on
experience. Apply in person at:

Johnson Engineering
251 W. Hickpochee (S.R. 80)
LaBelle,FL
or visit web site
www.johnsonengineering. corn
and download application.
recruiting(johnsoneng.com
DFWP


Technician Wanted for immediate opening
HVAC/Refigeratio accompany located in Labelle, FL is currently
accepting applications for the position of an advanced
Refrigeration Technician. Position will require advanced
knowledge and skills in Refrigeration troubleshooting, repairing
and installation. Applicants MUST currently hold active EPA
Universal certificates. NATE or similar certifications are desired
and will be considered a plus. Applicants must show
documented history of successful Refrigeration skills, and win
be verified by the employer. Applicants will be tested using
standardized Refrigeration Assessment software and
applications. We offer 401K, paid insurance programs, dentil
overtime pay, paid holidays, and other benefits. Pay will :
based upon experience. THIS IS NOT a train as you go position
and. such applicants will NOT be considered. If interested
please call 863-675-4342 M-F 8am-5pm. We are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer.


The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS
EXCELLENT BENEFITS "
Current openings for:
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
DENTAL ASSISTANT
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN,

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
EOE, M/F/V/H


TRANSFER STATION
& OPERATOR
MAINTENANCE TRAINEES
BIG CYPRESS &
BRIGHTON RESERVATION


HS dip: or GED equiv., FL Dr. Lic.
Operate heavy equipment, Water/
Wastewater experience preferred.
Good record keeping skills.
Familiar with solid waste mgmt.
systems pref. (Transfer Station
Operation), onsite recycling.
$10.00 per hour, Excellent benefits,
(401 K, medical, dental).
Fax resume/applications to:
(954)967-3477


PROFIT NOWl With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
( 800)710-2872 Distributors
needed! (Se HablaEspanol).
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them In the
classifieds.



$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.


FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.

TOP DOLLAR CASH PAID.
Seller-Held REAL ESTATE
Notes. Old or New. Residenq-
, tial & Commercial. FREE
Analysis & quote. FAST,
professional service. LINDIE-
AEINC. (386)517-6777 E-
mail: lindiemae@aol.com.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified,


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COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR -
HEALTH (Medical & Health Services Manager L-1) (#64029893)
The Department of Health has an opening for a
County Health Department Director for Hendry and Glades Counties.
Annual Salary range is $120,000 $140,000.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A physician licensed in Florida pursuant to Chapter 458 or Chapter 459
of the Florida Statutes who is trained in public health administration.
Five years progressively responsible experience in public health practice,
with management responsibilities in two or more areas of public health desired;
Five or more years of supervisory experience. Experience in grant writing,
public speaking, working with elected officials and the media.
Experience in quality improvement techniques, directing, planning, organizing,
developing, monitoring, budgeting, and human resource management.
Knowledge and experience in essential public health services.
Demonstrated knowledge of health policy issues. Proven professional writing skills
and experience in grant writing. Experience in Bioterrorism and Disaster Response.
Please apply on-line at https://iobs.myflorida.com.
Refer to requisition number 64029893.
Closing dale: June 27, 2005. EOE/AA.VP Employer.


1HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
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Per Diem Pharmacy Technican
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FuU Time Patient Account Representative
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Full Tunme Certified Dietary Manager
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Director of Quality Improvement
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Clinicat Ladder Program *r Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE

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LABOR < FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
SAll Types of Worfk Availtable
| 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. <
$ S (Across from Clewiston Eon) r
(863) 902-9494


Services Merchandise,



Babysitting 405 Air Conditioners 505
Child Care Needed 410 Antiques 510
Child Care Offered415 Appliances 515
Instruction 420 Appliance Parts 520
Services Offered1425 Beauty Supplies 525
Insurance 430 Bicycles 530
Medical Services435 Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
ar ents Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555 I
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Joi& A on Coins/tamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
(561996-4524 Drapas, Linens & Fabrics 595
7.s:ti 6.9o 6 FFireplace Fixture 600
.561)996-9066 firewood 605
Furniture 610
,3-24-S' r W-..~S'L Furs 615
a < Health Reducing
Equipment 620
MHeating Equipment/
'EdcaIon Supplies 625
in Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS Lamps/Lights 640
CARGO: Be .a Hendry Luggage 645
LCurir/SIo rIo BoarU Pus Medical Items 650
Orioi Cor,ij i iri- Miscellaneous 655
Tr.i',i.:,i.jii,oni Dfrril ,m Musical Instruments 660
K .6,b4.4 i tor Office Supplies/
Crra e l..lT,,,,riji Equipment 665
,rrie on,:,r' Pets,/Supplies/
hi.nOrrv .12 11 u Services 670
Photography 675
,Hm- ePlumbing Supplies 680
Impromnt ~Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
SCREEN & PATIO Stereo Equipment 710
ENCLOSURES Television/Radio 715
Resagnir repjr Tickets 720
Ih ( i 0-19i'4' Tools 725
u Toys & Games 730
1rI1'11-8=`4.56, VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



DIVORCE$275-$350*COV- I
ERS children, etc. Only one AIR CONIlTIONER- '05 York
signature re'required! *Ex- 3.5 ton package unit w/heat
cludes govt. fees! Call week- $1375 (954)309-8659
days (800)462-2000, -
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce AniqluesT Ii05
Tech. Established 1977.
bij Umbrella holder & hat
S(772)489-6837R


MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
-$100. (863)763-7989
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA-
.RADiNG A TOR (Frigidaire 17 cu63 ft)
u Owhite, $300 for both.,
M WPAPER (863)467-3645
NEWPAPR .. REFRIGERATOR- 19cu. ft.,
mankesyouotireinfofied Frostfree, asking $75.
end iiterMetIesn9.K No (863)675-0104.
wiepnewperredt STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
aremoesessult tricBrand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
NEW SELF STORAGE lent condition $220 for both
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, (863)675-5089.
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full W SE
electric, secure on Commereio WASHER- fronl end loader, 4
St. 350ft. fromClewiston yrs old, paid $600 sell for
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, $300 or best offer. works
863-983-2808, after hrs. great (863)697-6851.
863-983-8979 WASHER
Kenmore, works good $50
How fast can your car (863)467-6434
go? It can go even Join all the people who
aster when you sell it say, "I sold it in the
in the classified, classifieds."


BUILDING SALE! H:", B "!-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 '$8380. 40x60
.$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



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.
ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
all, Will sep. (863)357-3439



BABY ITEMS boys clothes,
toys, too many to mention
$100 for all or will separate
(863)357-2863-
BABY ITEMS crib .w/ bumper
guard, highchair, 2 bags of
baby clothes $175 or will
sep (863)697-3945


CREWEL EMBRODRERY
PIECES (5) Colorful. From the
70's. Finished, but need fram-
ng. $20 all. (863)983-1848
CREWEL EMBROIDERY PIEC-
ES (5) Colorful. From the 70's.
Finished, but need framing.
$10 all. (863)983-1848
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num &,wood. With redwood
finish.,$15. (8( 1983 -1848



COMPUTER, Compaq, 29 pro-
grams & games, computer
desk -a -.:cr chair,
$249.. 6 -39.. .- 51 1
DELL COMPUTER- ,Viniljw:,
XR 256 MB P.,im Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games.$150 863-843-0158.
|Furnitre 061
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ANTIQUE COUCH
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
BOXSPRING & MATTRESS
Very Good Condition $50
(863)675-0969
BUNKBED
Full futon bottom, twin top,
black metal frame $100
(863)467-6434
COFFEE TABLE,' 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK
& Headboard $75 for both or
wll ', epa l 6e 63169' .-1945
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
white, good condition, $50.
(863)467-7170.
DESKS (3), 1 Gray Computer,
1 Brown, 1 Childs Adjustable
Desk. $85 will sep. Local
delivery. (561)723-6753
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4)
Light oak, good condition $75
(863)675-8760
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6 lun ii gril i:3 ,i:,r. $85

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
EXECUTIVE DESK- .,,i.' ijrne
$250 or best 'offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-861.3.
HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
Good condition, $36 will sell
separately. (863)467-5477.
LIVING ROOM SET: Sofa & 2
Chairs. Very good condition.
Tan w/brown print. $125 for
..all. (863)675-2285
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serla, ,,nj size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. .1i ':'.1:4.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
(863)635-4478 -
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
(863)4672930
WATERBED-King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.
WATERBED- King Size. mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.
(863)357-4463.


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s 0 18


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.


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.,
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.
Shop here first!
The classified ads



STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE
Pro Form, Tailwind II $50
(863)612-0046
TREADMILL: Pro-Form, Cross
over performance. Spd adj.
Walk Length 42". Pd. $510
Asking $250 (863)946-1896


ROOF CARRIER: For Luggage.
Hard. 15 cu. ft. .Good condi-
tion. .5 if.i36l6-073?



PATIO FURNITURE, 10 pc., all
we, iriier Qn: ,l (onrihh,.i-
1.1 49 F;' : .3"- 7: 1


(863)441-4722
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throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 VIII.'llI readers.
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balmedicines.net.


I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
or Hendry County area.
(863)675-1968.
UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO-
walnut finish, with bench,
needs tuning, asking $150.
Pes-?.6-pl5-i. s. 7


BILLY GOAT, Plifjli i
months old. 1 i 00 [,u :.e
area. 863)675-4981
BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-71.08
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- shots
& wormed, $200',
(863)673-5370.
LOP BUNNY, Cute. Muse
area. $6. (863)675-4981
RED HEALER.PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
,Ill ihfii.ln (306%R97-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


DIGITAL CAMERA- Toshiba,
adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave
message



BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
(863)675-8760
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



ICE MACHINE
Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-2381



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
message.
POOL TABLE- 8' regulation,
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.



SONY STEREO SYS- AM/FM
Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457


RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
ThomasCollectors Edition,
w/cassette. $50
(863)467-4192


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR- 3750 watts,
brand new, used less than
2hrs. Paid $425. Asking
$375 863-697-8336
WARREN WRENCH, For a.
truck.or a 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202


MINI CHOPPER- E .,: ,iil
condition. 6 mo. old $500.,
Firm.(863)697-1702
863-467-4041



HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
almost new; excellent condi-
tion. $95. (863)467-2112
RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
CHINE- With all attachments.
Works fine. $200.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm
*BBH1


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

Agriculture

Ei~I E..


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 815
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants
Flowers 865


CHICKEN COOPS (4) 10X10,
all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
move,. (863)467-5906,
- AiHs04


-Saddle, Veach, western,
16/2 in. seat,,3 mos. old,,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707 )


Ga 4n 80


RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pmr
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of, the classified


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

Rentals
~~NR


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.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifleds.


College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
Fall Semester in Gainesville.
(863)634-1893 ,


NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 3 Ton Model#50ZP036-311 Straight
Cool-R22 .3', e ,,Ir'ni with 10 KW Heat Option.5 year
Factory Warranty. Retail: $1850.00 Sale Priced: $1250.00
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.5 Ton Mbdel#50ZP030-311 Straight
Cool R-22 Package Unit, with 5 KW Heat Option. 5 year Facto-
ry Warranty, Retail: $1650,00 Sale Priced: $1000.00
These are surplus units and deed to be moved for incoming
inventory. These are current models still available from Carrier
and not closeout's.
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.0 Ton Heat Pump Model
#50ZH030-311 with 5 KW Aux Heat Option. This unit is new
and never been installed. It has cosmetic damage to the
exterior cabinet that occurred during shipment. Unit is perfect
with the exception of the 'minor damage. Full 5 YEAR factory
warranty! Retail for this unit is $1980.00 Will sell for $980.00! i
Perfect for a Park Model!
Installation is an additional charge To inspect them or obtain
further information, please contact Chuck or Karen at Cox A/C
and Electric, Inc. Labelle, FL 863-675-0022


Land Sae IUHJ
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


Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
.Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
LAKEPORT- Canal front, 2
story, 2br, 1ba, 24x24 gar-
age, 1st floor, 2br, 2ba on
2nd floor, 2300 sq ft total,
$260,000 (321)593-2739.
Nice, Large, CBS home, fine
neighbors, w/2 extra Ig. lots,
$95,000 neg.
(561)924-6022 for. details.
REDUCED-Must Sell! 2/1, w/
new roof, plumbing, elec.,
kitchen cabinets, plus c/a,
$66500. 1 S 02. .000


*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry
County. Could Divide.



MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
Call Karen Sandelli @
H 'i,'',,' 1 ,jl'y',-8.6262

'iIrprySl 1055


BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL Mo.iIlTAlll:
OF WESTERN NC'MOUN-
TAINS. Hornt ui",
Acreage & Irn.-, um;,i r i-
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-.
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.


Mobile Home Lots 200!
Mobile Home Parts 2011
Mobile Homes Rent 2011
Mobile Homes Sale 2021



FIBERGLASS STAIRS- Ne\
for mobile home, 5 riser
. $250. .6Fiio-0,-(06



FURNISHED 2br, 2ba $550
Unfurnished 3br, 1A2ba $475
Furnished 2br, 1l2,ba, $475
(863)509-0096 or 946-3636



MOBILE HOME- 12x64, real
to move, $4500 or best off
(863)673-5518.,


2) Midstate
Loop Special,
3/2 DW,
Fence,
Carort Shec


East Alabama Mountain Prop- ,
erty For Sale One hour west New
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL Land a Hom
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15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More Sunshine Lak
information Call Gary Cs-ates
McCurdy (256)239-8001. Estates
GEORGIA COAST- Large NowAvailable
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking, 4)Tropi 5
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's '& up: 2
Call today (877)266-7376.. Caa Ca
Grand Opening! Lakefront e
Acreage from $69,900. nCes
Spectacular new waterfront 8 ,00
community on one of the y897
largest & ,cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es- 2160W. Hwy.'27Clewistor
tate-size parcels, gentle 1.4 Mies N.W. ofWALMARI
slope to water, gorgeous I 983-4663
woods, panoramic views. | CHampion
Paved roads, county water, OME BUILDERS o.
utilities. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092x198. MUSE AREA '02 DWN
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start- wide, 5br, 2ba, 2000 sq.;
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous on .48 acres, nicely lan
lakefront parcels. Gently escaped, $140,01
sloping, pristine shoreline, (863)675-4912 lyvemessa,
spectacular views. Across New & Used
from national forest on MaNufatred
35,000 acre recreational Manufactured-Homes
lake in East Tenn. Paved Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
roads, underground utilities, Scotbilt,Townhomes.
central water, sewer, Excel- Best Deals Anywhere.
lent financing. Call now STANTON HOMES
800)70-4-3145 ext 617, Clewiston, LaBelle,
sunset Bay, LLC. Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY, RENTTO OWN
Gated community with pri- Buy Here Pay Here
vate river and lake access. Marginal Credit OK
Swim, fish, hike. From ClewistonStantonaHome
$20,000 to $70,000. Perfect 863-983-8106
for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv- SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGE!
erbendlakelure.com. & OLDEST DEALER
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres VOLUME PRICING
$34,900. Scenic region, STANTON HOMES
views, canyons, trees, roll- 800-330-6266
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt- -7---
ing, hiking, horses, great ",
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND! READING A
Tennessee Lake Property NEWSPAPERMAKES
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre YOU A MORE INFORMED
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake AND INTERESTING
Estate $124,900. Lake Par- PERSON.
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900. ow r
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de- r ,ae mre pomputle
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your land as down payment. Financing
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Real [stile 1 LOOKING FOR DRY LAND
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Business Places County. Call (954)614-0879
Sale 1005 NEED CASH?? .
Commercial I Buy Houses, Land, Campen
Property Sale 1010 Boats or anything, any cot
Condos ditioh. (863)228-2761.
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Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles .'ATVs 3035


BOAT, 14 FI fl ihi bonTom, Alu
minum. $125
(863)228-2123
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
(863)697-3004.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trlr, bimini, fish
finder,' bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


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ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495. 302-422-4992

BASS TRACKER 1998, 16 Ft.,
2003 Merc 50 hp., Swivel
Seats, Trolling Motor, Live well
& trlr. $3800 (863)902-7065

BOAT & TRAILER
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/ home made boat. $150
(863)763-3822


CAMPER TRAILER, 32 Ft.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180..
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
(863)675-8168 .


Do-It-Yourself Ideas















Planter Trio
This little red wagon is one of a trio of clever, easy-
to-build planter plans that can perk up a patio or
backyard. The largest of the trio is patterned after a
street-vendor's flower cart, and there is also a plan
for a wheelbarrow planter.
Recalling a less complicated time, these planters
are sure to be conversation pieces. The little red
wagon measures about 20 inches square by 12 inch-
es high.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos for all three planters, as well as
exploded drawings, materials lists and more.
Planter Trio plan (No. 661)... $9.95
Animal Planters Package (No. C103)
Three other projects .. $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects).. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle 4em(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
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ROADTRAK 1987 19 Ft. Motor
Home, 318 cc eng. 15 mpg.
Excellently maintained. C/Air &
Heat, Appliances, C/C, Suffi-
cient Tankage (Good for over
1 wk. uul rnji- r up, a wrong,
nearly niwv Tire:- ihiS.iiu or
trade for like value sports car.
Both subject to inspection by
mechanic. (863)675-6073

RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry


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PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
(863)824-0963


GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741


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LITTLE GATOR- '65, 14', as is
$150. or best offer.
(863)357-0506


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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 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CADILLAC ELDORADO '79
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
FORD TAURUS, '87"- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396 -
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629


TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg


FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213


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


FLATBED, 8 Ft., Comes w/2
tool boxes. Painted Diamond
Plate. $350. (863)228-2123
TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
(863)674-1105
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
-Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.
(302)264-1301


FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692. "
FORD RANGER, '98- Ext cab,
runs/looks good, $2800 or
,best offer., (863)673-3334.
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.
(863)763-1751.

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45FT
(863)675-2408
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FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
UTILITY TRAILER
w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969


CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
neg. (863)612-0111
PLYM VOYAGER, '87- V6,
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500
(863)763-6205.
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hang your hat? Look
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Public Notices

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Legal Notice 5500

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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, July 1,2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 NW. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Regina Atkinson
Books, clothes, household items and
misc. items
64289 CGS 6/23,30/05
NOTICE
AgUDi f l ,lj .nFrla july r. I. 'lU
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Property of Tamlca McRae:
living room set, chest of drawers, stereo
with speakers, misc. items
62653 CGS 6/16,23/05
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meeting
on Thursday June 23 2005 at 20
M at The Greentree South Commu-
nity 1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, ori-
da, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
2060 CGS/CB 4/21/05

























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The Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement department have re-
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64154 CB/CGS 6/23/05


BID NO. EQ0605
INVITATION TO BID
"EQUIPMENT DISPOSAL"
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Craftsman 71/4 Skill Saw Broan Bath Fans (24)
Robinaire NC Vacuum Pump Broan Timer Switches (28)
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Interested parties may inspect items by appointment only, by contacting James
Harvey, Maintenance Director, at (561) 924-2506 or (561) 924-5565. Bids must
be on bid form prepared by PHA and placed in a sealed enveloped and labeled on
the outside of the envelope: Equipment Disposal 06/24/05; 2:00 p.m. Vehicles
are subject to minimum bid amounts. Bids received after the deadline will be re-
(ected and returned unopened. Bids must be submitted to: 465 Friend Terrace,
Pahokee, FL 33476; ATTN: Julia Hale, Executive Director. Bidder may pick up Bid
Package and Instruction Bidders at same address. Pahokee Housing Authority
has the right to reject and all bids, wherever it Is in the best interest of the Au-
thority. PHA employees or relatives ofa 4 ,. .i.,,',i:, a, ., ..,,r,, i L1., :- -
hokee Housing Authority is an Equal Oppur luniy Enipluyer anu promotes a Oiug-
Free Workplace.
64144 CGS'6/23/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN051013
C-25 EROSION REPAIRS, ST. LUCIE 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-25 Erosion Repairs, St. Luce County, FL on Thurs-
day, July 14, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will
be opened and publicly read. &,,, ,,,,,' i .. 1. .,., i ,, ..,, i. Tbs aof ca-
nal banks by filling, compact, h...:, i,.i-i a1 ,.i,r, An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference Will iD lchula onsre on Weanesaay, July 6, 2005 at
9:30 a.m. onsite. 1-95 N to SR 710 heading NW to Hwy 70. Right at Hwy 70
east to Sneed Rd. Left on Sneed Rd until it ends on Road 68. Left on Road 68
until Gate G-81. For directions call (561) 719-0429. A site visit willimmediate-
ly follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for
tree from our webslte ,w. swmd.gm. by obtaining a set for $0.00 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.
63259 CGS 6/23/05


PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY, INC.
NOTICE
INVITATION FOR BID
BID NO. LM0605
TO PROVIDE LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Pahokee Housing Au-
thority, until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2005, local time, at which time
they will be publicly opened and read for furniehing of all labor, materIals and
equipment, and performing all work necessary and Incidental to Lawn Mainte-
nance Services tor L.L. Stuckey Homes; McClure Village Padget Island Homes;
and Fremd Village, in accordance with the Pahokee Housing Authority's plans,
specifications and contract documents.
The services for .L. SLuckey and McClure Village consist removing litter; mow-
ing; edging; spraying; and weed eating of driveways and common areas,
The services for Padgelt Island Homes and Fremd Village consist of removing litter,
mowing, spraying, weed eating, and edging of common areas and individual
* yards; and edging of Individual walkways and driveways; trimming of perimeters
of Individual units.
Bids shall be delivered and addressed to the Pahokee HousinAuthority, 465
Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476, and shall be labeled "Lan Maintenance, Bid
considered Is responsible for making certain that their bid is received in the Pa-
hokee Housing Authority's office by the proper time. No oral telegraphic, elec-
tronic, facsimile, or telephonic bids of modifications will be considered unless
specified. Bids must bear original signatures and figures. Sopeclcations may be

Award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid meets the require-
ments of the invitation for bids. Pahokee Housing Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all bids and to waive any Informality in bids, wherever it is in the
best Interests of the Palokee Housing Authority. Any late bids or ds s received
after the scheduled deadline will be returned unopened. Pahokee Housing Au-
thority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace,
61335 CGS 6/16.23/05


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HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
WESTERN COUNTY
HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING


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tion to the Health Care District Board.
63847 CGS 6/23/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Wit of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 14th day of March 2005, In the cause
wherein Clara International LTD, Inc. was plaintiff and Rouky's Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, Metanie Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr, as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Rocky's
Roofing Corporation; Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, in and to the following de-
scribed property, to-wit:
NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 2.5 AC BLK B LOT 11 Parcel #:
R1-34-43-31-020-000B-011.0 Also known as 1100 Quincy Avenue, Pioneer, FL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will offer for sale all the said defendants, Rocky's Roofing Corporation;
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, right, title and interest in the aforesaid realproper-
ty, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all rior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
De59661 CGS 6/puty Sheriff
59661 CGS6/23.30;7/7,14/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is heieby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Cle-
wiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewistor
Drainage District, for the year 2005, will be held in the office of the District, 350
West Arroyo Avenue, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, July 12,
2005 at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT


James Pithman
Supervisor


62356 CGS 6/23,30/05


NOTICE
WATER CUSTOMERS
OF
SOUTH SHORE WATER ASSOCIATION
AND
CITY OF CLEWISTON
TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF
DISINFECTION TREATMENT PROCEDURES
We will be temporarily changing the dislnfections process for the South Shore Wa-
ter Association and the City of Clewiston potable drinking water) water supply.
From June 15,2005 through July 22, 2005 we will disinfect the water with free
chlorine rather than combined chlorine/ammonia (chloramines). This conversion
to chlorine (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which is a long-
er-lasting disinfectant) allows the South Shore Water Association and the City of
Clewist0n to perform a water distribution system pure as recommended by the
Department of Environmental Protection for water utililtes using chloramines as
their primary disinfectant will start at 12 am on assigned day.
This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause adverse health effects. How-
ever, during this period customers may experience a slight increase in the taste,
odor and color of the water due to the change in treatment.
Customers on kidney dialysis who use a proportionlng machine to prepare dia-
lysate at home are advised to contact their equipment supplier or physician
to take any appropriate steps to accommodate the change In water dislnfec-
luon and to Install the proper fitering devices If needed.
Customers who have fish tanks or other aquatic species are advised to contact
the local pet store to ensure proper pretreatment of the water before adding
or changing the water In the tank to avoid any problems associated with chlo-
rine.
Customers of South Shore Water Association are asked to call Daene Jrejo-Soud
at 863-983-2323 with any questions concerning this change In disinfectants.
City of Clewiston customers are asked to call Kevin McCarthy at 863-983-1454
with any questions.
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