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Title: The Clewiston news
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: July 14, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Clewiston (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hendry County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hendry -- Clewiston
Coordinates: 26.753399 x -80.9336 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Feb. 3, 1928)-
General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Volume 8


Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
1, Number 6 Thursday, July 14,2005


At a Glance
Hospice
volunteer training
Hope Hospice will conduct
a two-day volunteer training
class at the Parrish Hall of St.
Martin's Episcopal located at
207 North WC. Owen Avenue
in Clewiston. Classes will be
held Wednesday, July 27 and
S Thursday, July 28, from 8:30
a.m.'to 4:30 p.m. Both days'
attendance is required. Lunch
will be provided. Volunteers are
needed for all types of work,
including patient care and
transportation. Bi-lingual appli-
cants also needed. No experi-
ence necessary. To enroll, call
Jean Best at (239) 368-2040 or
(800) 788-8092.
Voters' registration
books close
Voters' registration books
close August 16, at 5 p.m. for
the city of Clewiston primary
election on Tuesday, August 30.
Register weekdays from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the office of the
Supervisor of Election Clewis-
ton sub office or Labelle Court-
house.
Flea Market
re-opening
Moore Haven flea market
will re-open and will be offering
their spaces for free to sell your
stuff. For.more information, call
(863) 227-6173 or (863) 946-
0037 and ask for Ricardo.
Alcoholics
Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
meets every Tuesday, and Fri-
day, at 8 p.m. at the Community
Presbyterian Church 407
i: ; RoyalPalm 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.
Wednesday
night dinners
The VFW Post 4185 Ladies
Auxiliary serves dinner every
Wednesday. Dinners are served
from 6 8 p.m. The cost is $6
and the public is invited to eat in
or take out. A different meal is
served each Wednesday.
Please call 983-9748 to order or
to find out the menu for the
month.
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 reg-
ular games starting at 7:30 p.m.
Help us to help others because
"Elks care-Elks share."

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Senator Nelson makes visit


By Bill Fabian
MOORE HAVEN Citizens of
blades and Hendry Counties were
on hand to greet U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson at the Glades County Com-
mission Chambers at the Court-
house in Moore Haven. The fifth-
year senator stopped by Moore
Haven on Wednesday, July 6 on
his tour of town hall meetings
throughout Florida.
The U.S. Senator was on a 10-
day recess for the Independence
Day holiday, during which Senator
Nelson scheduled several town


hall meetings in Pinellas, Lee,
Glades, Okeechobee, Highlands,
Polk, and Hillsborough Counties.
Glades County Commissioner
Russell Echols introduced the Sen-
ator, pointing out that the former
astronaut has been very helpful
with the development and mainte-
nance of area INS facilities.
Senator Nelson began with an
explanation that he had just
undergone surgery for a hernia,
which had caused great pain in his
side.
"Please forgive me folks, if I.


seem to be leaning a little toward
the right today," he joked, adding
that the sutures were still painful,
but were healing up just fine.
Among the latest domestic
issues was a recent decision by the
U.S. Supreme Court to declare the
.right for local governments to
seize personal property, including
people's homes and businesses,
for private economic develop-
ment. Senator Nelson said. he dis-
agreed with the decision, which
was a 5-4 ruling determined by the
"swing vote" of outgoing Judge


Kids at play: Mother Goose Daycare kids


Stafl Pnotosj Ideybis Gonzalez
This brother and sister duo enjoy playing together, serving up the motto, "The family
that plays together, stays together." -


Singer not boring to daycare kids

By Ideybis Gonzalez ,------------
Lisa Klein, owner of Mother
Goose Daycare Center located at
330 Commnercio Street in Clewis-
ton, said, "I look forward every-
day to' go to work to spend time
with the children at my center.
Preparing them for the big "K"
(Kindergarten) is my number one
priority, working with them and-
seeing their expressions when :
they just learned something new
and the laughter in their facessl
When I say something funny, and
each of-their smiles is something
very special to me," she added.
Ms. Klein keeps them busy
throughout the day, with reading
activities, building blocks' and
watching educational programs.
The children at Mother Goose
enjoy their time here, they even
like when it's clean-up time. Lisa
Makes sure the children feel at
home here. She loves every single
one of them and they sure love
her too. .
"They all have something spe-. .
cial to me, I enjoy every minute I
spend with them, added Ms. Lisa Klein, owner of Mother Goose Daycare shows her
Klein. affection towards her children at her daycare center.


Sandra Day'O'Connor.
"Judge O'Connor has always
been on both sides of many
issues. Sometimes I've agreed
with her votes, other times not so
much. I don't agree with the ruling
that people's private property can
be taken, against a person's will,
for these purposes," Senator Nel-
son said. "The government can't
use federal funds in an economic
development project as stated in
the ruling," he said. "I have filed
legislation along with other sena-
tors to combat this decision," he


added.
He later addressed the state of
agriculture in Florida, beginning
with a not-too-subtle promotion
of the Central American Free Trade
Agreement (CAFTA), which
passed on a 54-45 vote on June 30.
"There have been many similar
instances in this country, such as
with the citrus industry, which
would have failed if not for an
import tax that allowed for citrus
growers in Florida to prosper,"
See Nelson Page 10


New principal



for Clewiston

By Bill Fabian
Clewiston High School will
be under new leadership as the
start of the 2005-2006 school
year approaches. Dr. Robert
Egley will be taking over the offi-
cial reins as the new head
administrator and principal at S P
CHS.
Robert Egley is a hometown
native of Clewiston, having grad- (
uated from CHS himself in 1974.
He was a football, baseball and
track participant while at CHS, .
and went on to play at the colle-
giate level after graduation.
Dr. Egley began his college
education at Palm Beach Junior Staff Photo/Bill Fabian
College, and transferred to theDr.RobertEgleyisthenew
University ofFlorida, where he principal at Egley is the n ew
received a bachelor's degree in p rincipal at Clewiston High
Ph% sicai Educatiicon. While at UF, Shool. With oratve r 17 years
G datrot s :%ai l t' a not ence in Florida and Missis-
Gator Football team as an out- sippi, Dr. Egley is looking
forward to working. in his
See Egley- Page 10 hometown.




Clewiston man



home from Iraq


ByBil Fabian
Sergeant First Class Keith Sir-
mans of the United States Army
was on leave for two weeks this
month, and returned to his
hometown of Clewiston for
some welcome rest and relax-
ation away from his current
duties in Iraq.
Though Sergeant First Class
Sirmans undoubtedly would
have planned to spend as much
time relaxing as possible, he was
gracious enough to share some
time with the Clewiston News to
talk about his duty within Opera-
tion Iraqi Freedom.
See Sirmans Page 10


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Staff photo/Bill Fabian


Sergeant First Class Keith
Sirmans


A tale of two local women


There's the Clewiston Inn and
there's Flora & Ella's and never
the twain shall meet since they're
about 30 miles apart even
though they're both in Hendry
County. However, there is an
unusual kinship that perhaps not
many know about.
The general managers of both
places are women unusual
women to say the least.
Christa Hill has occupied the
position of General Manger of the
Clewiston Inn for eight years.
However, her working life at the
Inn goes back to 1967 when she
graduated from high school. It
was then that she started work-
ing as a dining room waitress.
After that she was the desk
clerk for 13 years. Continuing to
climb the Inn's ladder, she
became the manager's secretary
for four years, then moved into
the position of assistant manager,
then to the General Manager in
1997. Christa is quiet and soft-
spoken with such a pleasing
manner that those who stop and
speak to her want to prolong the


visit. And what she doesn't know small town (or city to some) is
about Clewiston is probably not Flora & Ella's Restaurant, where
worth knowing. Debbie Burchard Klemmer is the
About her years at the Historic general manager.
Clewiston Inn,, she says, "I've Debbie too, is quiet, soft-spo-
always loved the Inn and never ken and her pleasing manner
really wanted to work anywhere brings many a customer back
else. I believe in learning so it time and time again. In fact, one
seemed only natural to learn customer has all his meals there
everything I could about the vari- at a .small table by a west win-
ous work here. And almost dow that's reserved just for him.
before I knew it, doors of oppor- And it can be said with certainty
tunitystartedopening." that Debbie knows everything
Gerard Bernard, the inn's about LaBelle that's worth know-
chief financial officer says, ing.
"Christa has been a big part of Alan Trask,, co-owner with
the Clewiston Inn for over 27 Mrs. Irene Trask, who just hap-
years and has managed the Inn pens to 'be Debbie's mother,
for over 10 years. She is extreme- says, "I want to stress what a
ly dedicated and will do whatever blessing Debbie has been and is
it takes to ensure that our guests to Flora and Ella's Restaurant. I
have a wonderful stay at our inn. can't say how many. years
Her employees enjoy working because her presence started
with her as I do. She always has a when she was just a baby. Today
smile and a friendlyword. On top she goes from greeting people to
of that, she is always looking for manning the line in the kitchen,
ways to improve our inn and our to donning the chef's hat, doing
customer service." all the purchasing and whatever
West of the inn is LaBelle, and
on the west end of this thriving See Women Page 10


Courtesy photos
Christa Hill's smile captivates all who meet her when visiting
Clewiston's historic Clewiston Inn. Ms. Hill is the general man-
ager of the inn and has spent her entire career dedicating her-
self to those who visit Clewiston.


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Thursday, July 14,2005


Jennifer Bolden receives


the
The McKnigl
ship program (
ed to Jennifer Bo
the Renaissance
al Plaza in Tamp


McK
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vIDF) was present-
)lden on June 25, at
Hotel Internation-
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-"". The McKnight Doctoral Fellow-
ship award was established to pro-
A vide educational opportunities for
Amber and Jonathan African American and other
minorities. This quasi-public entity
Carnahan and with a statewide mission and
S e national impact, was initially fund-
Street wed ed by a major grant from The McK-
Amber LeAnne Carnahan of night Foundation in Minneapolis,
Lake Placid, and Jonathan Minnesota and matching funds
Edward Street, formerly of Moore from the Florida Legislature. The
Haven, are proud to announce original set of programs, known as
that their wedding was held on the McKnight Programs in higher
Sunday, June 12, 2005 at Placid education, were administered by
Temple Church of God in Lake the Florida Association of Colleges
Placid. Amber is the daughter of and Universities (FACU) and served
David and Deborah Carnahan of as the forerunner to what is now
Lake Placid. She is a member of
management at Sunshine News-
paper Printing.
Jonathan is the son of Laona
and Ronald Destefano of Ortona.
He works for Tillman Construc-.
lion in Lake Placid. The couple
will reside in Lake Placid. 1 1 IIK


night
known as the Florida I
Fund (FEF).
Jennifer was award
tuition fellowship and
stipend for the
next five years
a package
total of $85,000.
She will begin
the Doctoral
Program Aug.
22 at the Uni-
versity of Cen-
tral Florida in
Orlando. Jen- Jennif
nifer will be Bolder
studying for a
,PH.D. in Clini-
cal Psychology. Jennife
working with Dr. Rapport
ing research concerning
term achievement outcor


Birth


Christopher Arland Pappas


Arland (AJ) and Michelle Pap-
pas of Moore Haven are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Christopher Arland. He was born
on May 30, 2005 at Health Park in
Fort Myers. He weighed seven
pounds, seven ounces and was 19
inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are:
Nicole and James (Terrel) Fielder
of Clewiston.
Paternal grandparents are:
Donna and Demitrius Pappas of
Moore Haven.
Great-grandparents are: Del-
phia Kent and the late Arland Kent
of Moore Haven and James (Jim)
and Shirley and Betty Fielder.


"Wow, Happy 100th Birthdi
We can't believe it, she's 100 years old. Happy Bir
Adelaida Ortega. She has 10 wonderful children a
grand children, 55 great-grandchildren, and 16(
great-grand children. We all love her so much and
to have her here with us longer.


Fellowship
Education dren diagnosed with ADHD.
Jennifer Bolden is the Glades
ed a full Central Community High School
a $12,000 2001 Salutatorian, Palm Beach
County 2001 Governors High
School ALL -STAR, 2004 Summa
Laude graduate of FAMU with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Psy-
chology and a minor in African
American Studies and a GRE test
r scoreof 1260.
Jennifer is the daughter of Lon-
nie and Verdell Bolden of Belle
Glade. She is the sister of Tonya
Bolden a teacher in New Port
er Richey : (Pasco County), and
n Lonette Bolden a Social Services
Director Nursing and Rehab Center
at Avant in St. Cloud, Florida.
r will be Jennifer's family and all her
Sconduct- friends around the. Glades, the lake
the long- and the coast wish her the best of
neofchil- luck.


' Taylor





to board
Commissioner Janet B. Taylor
at the annual conference held at
the Tampa Marriollt Waterside
S Hotel and Marina in Hillsborough
.. County, June 24 was elected to
represent State Senate District 31
on the Florida Association of
Counties Board of Directors. The
core mission of the Florida Asso-
ciation of Counties is to ,"
increase the capacity of Florida
counties to effectively serve the
citizens of the state through leg-
islative action" FAC. provides
county officials with an array of
legislative activities to carry out
his mission.
This year she will serve as
Vice-Chair of the Florida Counties
'" Foundation. This State organiza-
tion mission is To enhance the
leadership skills of county offi-
cials, to facilitate innovative think-
ing and action by those leaders,
and ultimately to enable counties
to proper as communities in the
ayy 21 century.
y Commissioner Taylor was also
thday elected to the Small Counties
nd 26 Technical Assistance organiza-
great- tion. This program is entering its
Swish. 13 year of working with counties
I wish under 75,000 'population to
improve management and serv-
ice delivery.


Obituaries


Bessie Briant Jones
Bessie Briant Jones, age 102, of
Clewiston, died July 5,2005.
She is survived by her daughter
Marianne Bishop" (Moye) of
Clewiston, grandson M. Lynwood
Bishop, Jr. (Rosalind) and great
grandsons Move Lynwood Bishop
III and Taylor Ashmore Bishop, all
of West Palm Beach; one nephew
James T. Briant of Atlanta, GA.
She was preceded by her hus-
band, Otis A. Jones and grand-
daughter, Elizabeth Brian[ Bishop.
Mrs. Jones, born in Georgia,
was a 71-year resident of Clewis-
ton, after having lived in Miami
from 1926 to 1934. She was active
S inyouth activities and Garden Club
,in her earlier years and a member
. of the Community Presbyterian
Church.
The funeral service was held at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, in
Clewiston, on Saturday, July 9,
2005 at 11 a.m. The service was
conducted by Dr. William Stepp of
Memorial Presbyterian Church in,
West Palm Beach.
In lieu of lowers, please send
donations to Hope Hospice of 100
WC. Owen Avenue, in Clewiston
or the charity of your choice.

Chester Martin Wood,
Chester Martin Wood, age 76, of
Lakeport passed away, June 28,
2005 at home under the care of
Hope Hospice. He was born Oct.
10, 1928, in Knoxville, Tenn. to the
late Onnie Martin vbod and Julia
Ellen 'Lawley' Wood. He retired to
Lakeport as a contract manager
with Motorola in Boynton Beach.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine
Corps serving in the Korean Con-


hfli. Memberships included the
Baptist Church, life member \T\V
post 9528 of Okeechobee, Doric
Lodge 140 F. and A.M. of Ft. Laud-
erdale, The York Rile Bodies, Mahi
Shrine Temple, Miami, Ft. Laud-
erdale Shrine Club.
He will be remembered by: A
special friend. Helen Goodman;
children, Ted, Kenny, Patti and Lisa;
eight grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren and friends.
A memorial date is not set at this
time.
The family suggests memorials
to Hope Hospice or your nearest
Shrine Children's Hospital.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes-LaBelle.

Tracy Loftis
Tracy Ann Loflis, 46, died Friday,
July 1, 2005 in Encinitas. Born July
10, 1958, in Yosemite, she was a
member of Ihe Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints and had
-played volleyball. She was active in
her children's plays and wrestling
meets and coached softball and T-
ball. She participated in a number
of causes, including the search for
a cure for juvenile diabetes, and
contributed to the Multiple Sclero-
sis Foundation and Right to Life
Foundation.
Mrs. Loflis was preceded in
death by her father, Ronald Smart,
in 1998 and her mother, Sharon
Smart, in 1999.
She is survived by her husband
of two years, Thomas Loftis of
Carlsbad; sons Addison Rader, Gar-
rett Rader and Nelson Rader of
Carlsbad; daughters Ashley Rader
and Kristy Rader of Carlsbad;
stepchildren Forest Loftis and
Thomas Loftis of Carlsbad; brother


and sister-in-lawv Robert and
Wendy Smart. She was the daugh-
ter-in-iaw of Thomas Loftis Sr. and
Caitlyn Loflis of Clewiston, sister-
in-law of Berneace Pereiro and
Renee Varnum of Clewiston, and a
host of nieces and nephews all of
Clewision.
Viewing was held at 9 a.m. on
Friday, July 8, followed by the
funeral at 10 a.m., at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3450 Camino, de las Coches, Carls-
bad. Burial will follow at Eternal
Hills Cemetery, 1999 El Camino
Real, Oceanside.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, 5677 Ober-
lin Drive, Suite 110, San Diego. CA
92121.

Raymond Francis
Plank
Raymond Francis Plank, 69, of
Clewiston, died peacefully at the
home of his sister in Lake Harbor
on Friday, July 8, 2005, after a long
fight with lung cancer.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935 in:
Polk City, later his family moved to
the Glades and he was raised in
Lake Harbor. He graduated from
Belle Glade High School in 1953,
and then joined the Navy in August
1954. After staying in the Navy four
years, he went to work for
Williams Fi4neral Home in Belle
'Glade.
In 1962, he went to Gupton
Jones Mortuary School in Dallas,
Texas and graduated in 1964. After
returning to the Glades he worked
at Wetherington Funeral Home in
Pahokee, Mixon Funeral Home in
Belle Glade and Glades Funeral


Chapel in Belle Glade. He started
work for the Palm Beach Counh
Road and Bridge Dept., in April
1967. where he worked his way to
supervisor.
He retired from Palm Beach
County in June 1998. Since then.
he enjoyed fishing with his
nephews, Barney Bowden, Donny
Shaw, sister Judy Shaw, great
niece, Cheryl Ann Shaw and great
nephew, Donny Shaw Ill.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Winnie Wingate Plank
in April 1977, his brother Rollin Earl
Plank, in May 1990, his father,
Rollin Otto Plank, in August 1990,
his sister, Emma Idella "Prissy"
Spinks in January 1993 and sister
Linda Plank Langdon, in May 2003.
Survivors include his brother,
Leland H. Plank of Sylva, N.C., sis-
ters, Barbara Austin of Lake Har-
bor; and Judy Shaw, of Cle%%iston;
and many nieces and nephews,
and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday July 12, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade with
Pastor Rod Ruby officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Ridgelawnh
Cemetery in Clewiston. Pallbearers
included, Allan LeBeau, Donald'
Christian, Little Joe Spangler, Larry
Norman, Barney Bovden, Sutt
Austin and Honorary Robert L.
Newton.
All arrangements were handled
by Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade.


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Opinion ....Page 4


Cares at First Christian Church
First Christian Church of tian Service Camp.
Clewiston, on the corner of Fran- The Carnes ha
cisco and Esperanza, will have as turned as guest sin
guest singers and speaker, Artie. re esons.
large conventions.
and Dora Carnes of Freedom, ken at the prestigi.
Indiana, for both services 11a.m. Means Clini in
Sand 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.


Artie is editor of "The Christian
Contender" magazine and minis-
ter of Pleasant Hill Community
Church. He is also director of the
Newly Formed Rock Haven Chris-


ave been fea-
gers at several
Artie has spo-
ous "Kiamichi
lahoma.


The Carnes held a very suc-
cessful revival for First Christian in
January 2003. Jackie Miller, minis-
ter of First Christian extends a cor-
dial invitation for everyone, to
attend.


South Lake's Ad Services
Department, which includes The
Sun, Clewiston News, and
Glades County Democrat wel-
comes Annette Spears, its
newest addition to the team.
Annette was born in Pahokee
and is a lifetime resident of
Cfewiston. She was hired at th6
end of June, and being in her
third week on the job, Annette is
already right on the ball.
Mrs. Spears has a BFA degree
in visual communications/digital
design and has the necessary
training in sales and marketing
to step right into an asset role for
the South Lake group.
Mrs. Spears has worked for a
newspaper company (The Daily
Record) in Dunn, North Carolina
where she obtained her experi-
ence in ad design.
Annette will be helping the ad
service department designing
ads and will also be in transition
soon to help in sales and market-
ing.


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Annette Spears is the newest
addition to INI's ad services
department


"I'm so excited, am having a
lot of fun learning new things,"
said Annette about her job.
"I can't wait to start the sales
part of the job. I love to spend
time with my family and being a
dedicated full-time mom, but
finally am able to accomplish my
career and what I love to do the
most," added Spears.


Clewiston Bank


Computer winner
Randy Waguespack won a home computer when he
signed up for On Line Banking at Olde Cypress Commu-
nity Bank. Congratulating Mr. Waguespack on having one
of the two winning entries is Chris Shupe, President/CEO
at Olde Cypress Community Bank.


Youth camp's car



show draws many


The 2005 Camp E-Tu-Makee
Car Show took place on the
game field of the Eckerd Youth
Alternative, Inc. wilderness
camp in Clewiston for at-risk
youth. On Saturday, June 18,
members of two local car
clubs, the Rollin' Car Club and
Big Lake Cruisers, drove their
show cars down to the camp to
give the 50 resident boys a
chance to learn about show
cars, auto, restoration and
appreciation for this wonderful
hobby.
The campers viewed
antique cars and trucks, cus-
tomized road vehicles, motor-
cycles and enjoyed some
impressive sound systems and
hydraulics. The boys voted for


and awarded certificates in the
following classes: Best Truck,
Car, Engine, Paint and "Under
Construction" automobile.
Along with the event, the car
club members treated the
campers and staff to a delicious
lunch of barbecued ribs and
the works. Following lunch, the
car club members toured the
residents' campsites and
gained a true appreciation of.
the lifestyle of E-Tu-Makee
campers!
This event is part of a five-
week educational session cen-
tered on cars and a Pinewood
Derby, a race event using small
wooden cars that the boys
make themselves.


rep is promoted
Miller Couse, President and
CEO of First Bank of Clewiston
has announced the promotion of
Deborah Alston Van Sickle to the
position of Senior Vice President '_
and Chief Lending Officer effec-
tive July 1.
Mr. Couse stated, "It is very
gratifying to have the talent
inside the bank to fill the Chief
Lending Officer position. Debo-
rah's knowledge and enthusi- Courtesy photo
asm make her c i ideal person to Deborah Alston Van' Sickle
take us safely into the future. new Senior VP and CLO for
new Senior VP and CLO for
Mrs. Van Sickle has enjoyed a First Bank of Clewiston
long and successful banking i
career beginning as a bank teller offices in LaBelle and Riverdale.
in 1977 with the Bank of Belle
Glade then joining lthe First Batik
family' in 1998Was commercial
lender.
She states, "I'm excited about
having this opportunity to serve
our local communities in a larger
capacity. Our Bank's Board of
Directors understand the unique ,
needs of our borrowers and
work with management to
establish appropriate products
to meet those needs First
Bank is the Pioneer Bank of the
Glades!"' Deborah and her hus-
band Grant and daughter Stacy
reside in Clewiston while her
son Jacob and his family live in
Belle Glade.
First Banik incorporated in
1922 and today has two offices
in Clewiston with additional


Doctor appointed to new board


WEST PALM BEACH Dr.'
Lucy Valencia has been appoint-
ed to the Quantum Foundation
board of trustees. Valencia, a
native of Bogota, Colombia,
received her Bachelor of Science
Biology from Eastern New Mexi-
co University, and continued her
graduate work at the University of
Osteopathic Medicine & Health
Science in Des Moines, Iowa.
She served her residency at St.
Vincent Hospital where she was
Chief Resident in Family Practice.
She also served as Co-chief of
Internal Medicine at the Miami


Heart Institute and in 2001
received the Resident of the Year
Award.
Dr. Valencia holds member-
ship in the American Osteopathic
Association, United States
Colombia Medical Association,
the American Academy of Family
Physicians, American College
Family Physicians, Association of
International Physicians of North-
west, .Southern Medical Associa-
tion, and American Academy of
HIV medicine.
Dr. Valencia opened Valencia's


Medical Care Center in 2002,
which is located in South Bay
where she serves the residents of
Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee
and Clewiston.
The Foundation is in its eighth
year of grant making. Since
inception, Quantum has awarded
funds to initiate 437 grants in the
county totaling over $53 million.
In addition, the foundation
has forged partnerships both in
and outside the county. These
partnerships have resulted in
matching dollars totaling over
$60 million as of June 28, 2005.


Tre sure Coast Dermatology

a Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer


Mohs Surgery' Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails *

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448 SE Osceola St.


Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD
to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office:
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PALM BEACH COUNTY residents are invited to register for
Florida's Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Education Program
at Belle Glade Library
July 16 & 23, 2005 from l0am Ipm
(530 South Main St, Belle Glade, FL)
561-966-3453
If your child turns four (4) years old on or before September 1,2005, he/she can attend a quality VPK learning program
at no expense to you.
Please bring a copy of each indicating:
* Proof of Residency: A photocopy of a document showing your name and home address. Example utility bill, bank
statement, Insurance policies, lease, mortgage statement or government document. (Post office boxes are not sufficient).
AND
* Child's Date of Birth: A photocopy of a document showing each child's date of birth. Example: a birth record or
certificate, passport, a certificate of arrival in the United State showing age of child, a valid military dependent identification
card, immunization record identifying date of birth or a signed affidavit of age.











For enrollment information in Hendry and Glades counties, contact Child Care of Southwest Florida at 863-675-8383.


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Speak Out

Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 983-9140
to express your opinion or ask a question about public
issues. You are not required to give your name.,While we
want you to speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Look in your own yard first
L.have been a Clewiston Resident for years and nothing is more
annoying than receiving a "nasty-gram" from code enforcement
because I haven't been able to cut my grass when I drive up to
the post office and the "yard" is knee-high and because of that a
snake runs right over my foot. The lawn and premises of the post
office look sloppy and very unappreciative. Is this how our com-
munity looks? It would be nice to see some improvement.

Sure, show up when you have a problem, but...
Last week, there was a Speak Out regarding Glades Electric's
poor service to the Montura area. First, I want to confirm that this
is true. I have had to install surge protectors due to the power
going on and off with such frequency. And many of us, quite
frankly, are tired of the, "We're a friendly company," advertising.
Any Glades Electric customer who struggles financially knows
that if they are more than one or two days late in paying a bill that
a worker will be sent out happily and all too quickly to disconnect.
Glades Electric is the worst.

Show me the money
I think what U.S. Sugar wants from the hospital, what informa-
tion they want is where the money went for the Eckerd property
and the other is how much does the hospital pay physical therapy.
That's two very simple questions I think can be very simply
answered. Two questions where's the money, where did it go
and how was it spent? That's very easy. Give U.S. Sugar what they
want. They are the backbone of Clewiston..


Making the right decision feeling called to act


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
News
Some people have told me
that when they take certain med-
ications, they have a metallic
aftertaste. I've observed that
some medications likewise affect
how people talk or their coordina-
tion. A while ago, I worked as an
assistant on a staff when the
senor minister learned that his
wife had cancer. It was a tragedy
and everyone did what they could
to support the family in this
moment of crisis when the future
didn't look good.
I remember sitting down with
him just after his wife came home
from one of her hospital visits and
asked how she was doing. He
said, "She wanted a pain pill but I
didn't give it to her." I worked as
hard as I could to contain my
anger that afternoon. He talked
about all sorts of things and as we
shared a soft drink, he told me,
"This tastes tinny." My soft drink
didn't taste tinny that day and I
began to wonder.


I decided to do something,,
even if it would cost me my min-
istry and called the doctor that
was treating his wife. Getting fired
is always a risk you take when you
report your "
boss for some- .,
thing, but I felt
that others
would under- .
stand and my
being
"between
jobs" would be
short-lived.
The doctor Rev. Samuel
must have S Thomas
been the pic-
ture of discretion he told me
that there had been a change in
the case, letting me know that
things were moving along as they
should.
We buried the minister's wife
a few months later and I watched
the emotional outpouring from a
man whom I thought could not
tolerate grief and who denied his
wife's illness so strongly that he
withheld her medication. God
had called her home and she was
at rest, pain-free and with a loving
family.


The minister was out of the
ministry not too long thereafter
and his family moved away. I have
always felt that our ministries -
ours and mine, whether ordained
or not involves seeing the
whole picture and not letting our-
selves be swayed, by emotions
when it comes to trying to help. I
saw a man who could not bear
the thought of losing his wife -
who may have been denying her
illness, who was fearful and over-
whelmed with anxieties and fear
of loss, who had given a greater
part of his life 'in the service of his
Church and for helping others,
but was now powerless to
change something he wanted so
desperately to change, whose
judgment may been clouded by
his grief and denial.
I saw a wife and mother who
had been cruelly struck down and
who had stood in support of her
husband and family for years,
who had been there as an
"unpaid assistant" as many clergy
spouses are; who worried about
her children not quite fully adults
and who had to cope with pain
and all of the devastation that ill-
ness can bring.


The Lord spoke about not
bringing peace, but a sword
(Matthew 10:34) He spoke about
division in families because of
belief and I imagine that His
words applied to Church families
as well as human ones. There
was a caution in His commission-
ing His disciples that "Whoever
finds his life will lose it, and who-
ever loses his life for my sake will
find it (verse 39)." 1 may have
come close to losing a part of my
church family and my ministerial
life when I did what I did, but I
believed that there was an ele-
ment of justice involved.
Judging? Condemning? I don't
think so. My feeling was that I saw
what was going on and wanted to
do what I thought those involved
would have done if they were free
from the fears and anxieties that
paralyzed them. If I had some-
thing to offer, it was a clearer view
of what was going on and then
acted on it. Not every time, but
now and. again God puts me in a
place me in a place where I feel
moved to act. I pray about it,
move, live with my decisions, and
then thank God for His guidance
at those moments.


Harlem Highlights


Letters to the- Editor


Tarnished energy bill
To the editor:
Perhaps the most significant
legislation that will come out of
Congress this year is an energy
bill that addresses our nation's
energy needs, encourages effi-
ciency, and sets in law significant
conservation standards. This pol-
icy can truly be the shining legacy
of our national energy policy or it
can set the stage for the begin-
ning of the end of our offshore
drilling ban. I believe this bill .is
right for America in many ways
but I oppose it for the harm it
poses to Florida. That's why I
voted against the Senate version'
of ihe energy bill and why I con-
tinue working to strip the meas-
ure of a very controversial provi-
sion.
Contained in the energy bill is
a provision sponsored by Senator
Mary Landrieu (D-LA) that calls
for an oil and natural gas invento-
rypf the. entire Outer Continental
Shelf (OCCS) of the United States.
Fof those not familiar Wifli the
magnitude of that undertaking,
the OCS spans from nine miles
off the coast of Florida to about
200 miles off the coast. The cost
of performing the new inventory
around the coastlines of the
Lower 48 is estimated at $1 bil-
lion.
The inventory provision
harms Florida and all coastal
states that oppose offshore
drilling. The method for perform-
ing the inventory is potentially
damaging to the environment
and virtually guarantees to oil and
natural gas companies that it's
only a matter of time before the
offshore drilling is permitted.
'My colleagues in support of
the inventory say, "It's only an
inventory. It's just an accounting
of our resources." I believe it sig-
nifies much more. I've been skep-
tical of inventories since I was a
boy growing up in Communist
Cuba. Because when the govern-
ment said they were going to
inventory anything,; you knew it
was only'a matter of time before
they took it for themselves.
My -question remains, "Why.
would we'inventory areas that


we have no intention of drilling?"
My colleague from Louisiana
supports drilling offshore
resources. That's fine for her
state, but that is not Florida's
position. This is about protecting
Florida's resources. This is about
our future. This is about protect-
ing our environment that con-
tributes to Florida's tourism
industry an industry that gener-
ates over $50 billion a year,
attracts over 74 million people to
our state, and directly employs
over a million Floridians.
This inventory sends a strong
message to states and oil compa-
nies that the federal moratorium
on offshore drilling is meaning-
less. It's nothing more than a
wink and a nod that their day is
coming.soon.
We are not willing to sacrifice
our pristine beaches, our fragile
ecosystem, or our waters that
remain free of drilling platforms
and fuel pipelines. The extent and
lengr-h.o which tllqejR.etory.will
-harm Florida is immeasurable.
For me and for the people I repre-
sent, the'risk of an inventory is
simply too great. It is reason
enough to oppose this bill, a bill
that otherwise I would be happy
to support. I hold out hope that
Congress will fix this bill before
,we send it to President Bush. I
can only vote for a bill that
respects Florida's rights, and the
rights of other states, to keep the
.protections that blanket our
coastal waters.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL)

Thank you
To the editor:
We would like to thank all our
friends and
-family and
especially the
community of
Palmdale, We
thank you for
the outpouring
of support and
concern after
the -tragic
death of our Kevin
beloved Fat- Osceola
man. *
SWith sincerestgratitide


The Osceola family


Glades Choir Union
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of
South Bay, Florida will host the
Union on Sunday, July 24 at 3:30
p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Cooper, Pas-
tor. The president is asking all
choirs to be present.

Volunteers are needed
The Dr. Piper Center of South-
west Florida needs volunteer fos-
ter grandparents in the Glades
and Hendry County areas. Volun-
teers must be 60 years old or older
and must be able to attend the ori-
entation on July 26. For more
information, call Dr. Piper's Cen-
ter 'at (800) 332-5346 and speak
with Joani, Amy or Neda.

Sick and shut-ins
Remember to pray for the sick
and shut-ins and visit them in the
hospitals, health care centers and


By
Emma
Dixon ,


their homes. A visit will help
make their day. Pray for the
bereaved families in the commu-
nity and surrounding areas.
Remember those incarcerated.
* Prayer changes all things.

Make a Wish
Foundation
Could Make-A-Wish have
"America's Next Top Model" in
our midst? Fifteen-year-old Wish
Kid, Mara, always dreamed of the
life of a model the lights, cam-
eras, and runways. Donned with
her big brown eyes and ravishing


Courtesy photo
Make a wish Mara!
smile, Mara and her family were
whisked to New York City in style.
In the midst of Times Square,
Broadway shows and the Statue
of Liberty, Mara was treated to the


life of a model. She spent a day
shadowing the designer, Alvin,
and learning the trade. She
received a complete makeover
from a team of high fashion
make-up, hair, and clothing
artists. She even received a com-
plete set of headshots for her port-
folio.
Mara was featured during the
50 Anniversary of Walt Disney on
last month in the parade and dur-
ing the entertainment. She is cur-
rently a student at Clewiston High
School. The community wishes
Mara much success in her future.

Happy birthday
greetings
Birthday wishes goes out to:
Joe Rouse, Norman Banks,
Bobby Gray, .and all born this
week of July 11. God bless each of
you;


Meet Your Neighbor


By Ideybis Gonzalez
Q:Whatisyourname? ;r
A: My name is Janet B. Taylor.
Q: What does the B". stands
for?.
A: It stands for Brumfield and it's
actually my maiden name, but I use
it has my middle initial.
Q:Wherewereyouborn?
A: I was born in Bogalusa,
Louisiana.
Q:Whatdo youdo?
A: Well, right now I have two
roles, one, I work for the Hendry
County School Board, as a Truant
Officer, we are the ones that check
on the children and make sure they
attend school on a regular basis.
And two, I'm a County Commis-
sioner representing Hendry Coun-
ty.
Q:Whydoyoudowhatyoudo?
A: I guess because I like helping
people, it's all about helping others,
that what inspires me to do what I
do. I went to work for the school
board because I felt we needed a
presence in the homes of the chil-
dren of our community that
inspires them too. And the best
way to do that is to work with the
children and their families.
Q: Canyoudescribeyourself?
A: Well, first of all I think I am a
very fair person. I try to deal with
situations in a realistic manner. I try


oian pnoto/ laeyois uonzalez.
Janet B. Taylor Hendry County Commissioner/Truant Officer


to usually be objective in any situa-
tion I come into. I try not to be pre-
conformed conceptions of things
before I hear both sides of the situa-
tion, but sometimes I do. But I con-
sider myself a very caring person,
caring about the welfare of others,
and, I try to meet the needs of oth-


ers and trying to reassure the peo-
ple of our community to have a
chance to enhance their way of liv-
ing by providing services to them
that will empower them to be bet-
ter productive citizens in our com-
munity.
Q: What scaresyou?


A: Nothing much really.
; QNothing at ,'.not even

.A:. No,and why.should you be
afraid of death? If you have your
faith in action, there's no reason
you should be afraid of death.
Q: What isyour favorite song?
A: My favorite song is a spiritual
song "Just as I am."
Q: Whyis ityou favorite song?
A: Because, it's about teaching
you not to be a vain person, and
how you should not try to impress
people, it's not all about you, your
life should not be about only you, it
should be aboutwhat you can do
'for others.
Q:Whatirksyou?
A: Good question. People who
just refuse to tell the truth in situa-
tions in which they can.
Q: What is the memory you
holddeartoyou?
A: The memories of my mother
and grandmother, they were both
very special people, very caring,
and both were not well educated,
but they new education was very
important, and so they'were both
great providers. I was raised in a
single parent household but both
my mother and grandmother were
great providers and gave me a great
foundation to be where I am today.


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Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My cat
Felix gets this re-current sore on
his bottom lip. My veterinarian
told me it is called a rodent ulcer.
Does this means he gets it from
mice? Thanks Doc. Alex in
Miami.
A: Hey Alex and good guess-
ing, but the answer is no! A
rodent ulcer otherwise known
as an eosinophillic granuloma
has nothing to do with rodents.
It is nicknamed a rodent ulcer
because if a cat with this ulcer
runs by you really fast, it looks
like they are running with a
rodent in their mouth! Now as to
what it is? It is a combination of
a re-current viral and allergic his-
tamine response in the skin. It is
very commonly seen on the lip,
but can occur on other parts of
the body. It is treated very suc-
cessfully with prednisone/corti-
sone treatments, and sometimes
antibiotics. It almost always
comes back eventually, and is
relatively harmless. Thanks for
the great question Alex. Best
wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My four-
month old kitten "Ty" has
recently started sucking or nurs-
ing on my ear and an old afghan.
Any comments about why this is
happening? Sincerely, Big
Mama.
A: Ha! Well hey there Big
Mama! There is a strong possi-


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doing this because he was sepa-
rated from his mother at a very
early age. Many times this
behavior is seen much before
four months of age. This suck-
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and every Thursday from 10:30
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'Thursday, July 14,2005


Hendry County arrest activity


Editor's note: The following
' arrests are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone listed in the arrest
files are welcome to contact the
paper to notify the disposition of
theircaseforpublication.

Robbery arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces
that on May 4, Mr., Erick Volm, a
delivery for Southern Eagle Distrib-
utor reported that he was robbed
in front of Sonny's Service Center,
located on Harlem Academy
Avenue.
Investigation by the Hendry


County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations led to the arrest of
Jason Hill of West Ventura Avenue,
in Clewiston, and was charged
with Strong Arm Robbery:

Sexual assault arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee advised that
on June 21, the Hendry County
Sheriff Office Criminal Investiga-
tions Division were contacted in
reference to a Sexual Battery on .a
12-year old female. Members of the
Hendry County Investigations Divi-
sion met with the guardian of the
victim at the emergency room of


Hendry Regional Medical center.
The Child Protection Team was
notified for an immediate physical
examination to assess the health
needs of the victim.
The suspect, a 16- year old
male, 1017 Alabama Avenue, was
located by members of the Crimi-
nal Investigations Division and
brought to the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Sub-Station where
an interview was conducted. As a
result of the investigation, the sus-
pect was charged with Sexual Bat-
tery by force.
. Subsequent investigation
revealed that the suspect has had


prior sexual assault accusation
charges filed against him.

Narcotic arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces
the arrest of Richard Marshall
Bomse of Winter Haven on July 6,
2005 for Felony Possession of Mari-
juana and the subsequent cash
seizure of $24,300, in Clewiston.
The arrest was the result of an
investigation conducted Wednes-
day evening by members of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Road Patrol Division and Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigation Division.


Meth addicts: Endangering children


It is no secret that persons
addicted to alcohol or other drugs
cannot even take care of them-
selves, let alone someone else and
especially not a child. Information
provided by the White House
Office of National Drug Control Pol-
icy (ONDCP) indicates that
methamphetamine users and
manufacturers take irresponsibility
and neglect to the level of endan-
germent.
Last year more than 10 percent
of meth lab-related incidents in the
United States involved children,
most of whom had been directly or
indirectly exposed to the highly
toxic chemicals used to manufac-
ture the drug. Though the number
of children present when law"
enforcement arrived has dropped
over the last couple of years, the
total number of children affected
has risen.
Drug Endangered Children
(DEC) programs have been devel-
oped to coordinate the efforts of
law enforcement, medical servic-
es, and child welfare workers to


ensure that children found in these
environments receive appropriate
attention and care, and in 2003
more than $2 million was awarded
for such programs in a Community
Oriented Policing Services (COPS)'
Methamphetamine Initiative.
As continued efforts to protect
children from such hazardous
and even deadly conditions,
many states are attempting to or
have passed new legislation
regarding methamphetamine
manufacturing and the involve-
ment of children.
Unfortunately, many elected
and law enforcement officials and
even treatment professionals
believe that meth addiction is
somewhat irreversible or impos-
sible to overcome. However, this
is not entirely true. In fact, Nar-
conon Arrowhead has been suc-
cessfully freeing individuals from
the trap of addiction with effective
rehabilitation *and education
(www.methamphetamineaddic-
tion.com).
The non-traditional approach to


dealing with drug addiction is
based on the research and devel-
opments made by the late Ameri-
can author and humanitarian L.
Ron Hubbard. It is a totally drug-
free program, meaning it doesn't
use or prescribe substitute medica-
tion to treat addiction, and
achieves a success rate many times
greater than the national average,
allowing those that are fully reha-
bilitated to become responsible
once again,, even with children.
As just one example, Bobby
Newman was addicted to meth
and began to manufacture it to
support his habit just south of Okla-
homa City. Law enforcement and
family finally intervened enough to
impinge on him and he wound up
at Narconon, long after he had all
but abandoned his son. After com-
pleting the program several years
ago, he is now very active in his
son's life and he enjoys helping
others return to a drug-free life as
well.
For more information or to get
help for a loved one in need, con-


tact Narconon Arrowhead today at
(800) 468-6933 or log on to
www.stopaddiction.com.
To find out more statistics and
information regarding Drug
Endangered Children programs,
visit
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov.


Yellow


Marijuana-related ER visits


Marijuana has often been
viewed as one of the milder illicit
drugs, but new data from the Drug
Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
shows that the increased potency
of the drug has left many Ameri-
cans getting more than they bar-
gained for.
Released by the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), the
2002 DAWN survey showed a dra-
matic increase in marijuana-relat-
ed emergency room visits. Overall
incidents showeda'a 24 percent
Increase in the last two years.
Though in the' pat, mdslof these
incidents included a mixture of
drugs being reported, the number
of ER visits for only marijuana rose
45 percent.
In the SAMHSA release John
Walters, White House Director of
National Drug Control Policy said,
"This report proves that marijuana
is more harmful than many people
think." Walters continued to say,
"The rising levels of marijuana
potency that we've seen over the
last several years correspond with
dramatic increase in people seek-
ing emergency medical care for
marijuana-related incidents."


Dating back even further, the
number of marijuana mentions in
hospital .emergency rooms has
more than doubled since 1995..
Despite this overwhelming data,
there are still those people and
groups that are pro marijuana
legalization.
What these advocates fail to
mention is the truth about what the
drug actually does to a person,
such as damaging the lungs,
nerves and brain. There are over
400 chemicals found in marijuana
'smoke and 60 of them have been
proven to cause cancer. Marijuana
contains the neurotoxin THC,.
which is a poison that affects the
brain and nerves. When someone
smokes pot, two things happen
two them: 1) There is an almost
immediate burn-up of vitamins
and minerals in the body. 2) The
nerves in the body go numb.
These two things happen every
time someone takes.the drug and it
causes that person's health to
steadily decrease. A person's toler-
ance to the drug also builds and
eventually the person has to smoke
pot almost continuously just to feel
some%\hat normal because they
have caused so much damage to


themselves.
Marijuana's negative effects
also last well beyond the initial use.
THC is lipophilic, meaning the
chemical is fat-bonding and gets
stored inside a person's body for
weeks, months and even years
after use ceases.
American author and humani-
tarian L. Ron Hubbard did exten-
sive research in the field of drug
use and rehabilitation and discov-
ered that the stored drug particles
can be released back into the
bloodstream at later periods and
continue to cause further damage
and drug.cravings. In his research,
Hubbard also developed a dry-heat
sauna detoxification program that
is totally drug-free and rids the
body of the old 'drug residues and
restores health. This highly effec=
tive method of detoxification is
used at Narconon(r) drug and
alcohol rehabilitation' centers
around the world.
To get help for a loved one bat-
tling drug addiction or to find out
more about the
Narconon program,, contact
Narconon Arrowhead at (800) 468-
6933 or visit www.marijuanaaddic-
tion.com today.


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Clewiston News


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
arrestreports arenotan indication
of guilt. Those listed may contact
the paper following the final dis-
position of their cases for publica-
tion.
Pahokee Police
Department
July 6: Irvin McKinney, 47, BM,
Burglary/VOP, Larceny/Theft


July 7: Valerie Garcia, 39, WF,
PettyTheft
July 8: Jean P. Vallancourt, 42,
WM, Failure to Appear, FTA two
counts
Latoya Laws, 21, BF, FTA one
count, ITA two counts,
July 9: Charles E. McKetton, 37,
BM, Failure to Appear
July 10: Leroy A Burgess, 26,
BM, Failure to Appear
Jose 0. Navarro, 28, WM, Dri-


ving While License Suspended
Belle Glade
Police Department
July4 4: Charles R. Inman, 29,
Domestic Battery
Tavaris James, 20, Battery
Juvenile, 14, Grand Theft
Juvenile,12, Grand Theft
July 5: Lashawn M. Anderson,
25, Warrant/Simple Battery


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Birding Festival being planned


Planning continues for the Big
O Birding Festival, scheduled for
Jan. 27-29,2006.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the
world experts on the Ivory-billed
woodpeckers, will be the keynote
speaker at the annual dinner, slat-
ed for Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at
the clubhouse at the Glades
Resort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
SR 80 near LaBelle.
Long believed to be extinct, the
confirmed sighting of an ivory-
billed woodpecker in Arkansas in
April, the first in 60 years, is con-
sidered one of the big orithnologi-
cal discoveries of this- century,
according to Audubon Florida
Lake Okeechobee director Dr.
Paul Gray.
"Jerry will be on the upcoming
'recovery' team and his address,
'In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker,' should be a big
draw," Dr. Gray said.
Dr. Jackson served as Team
Leader for the Endangered
S Species Recovery Team for the
Red-cockaded Woodpecker for
eight years and has served on the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's
South Florida Ecosystems Recov-
ery Team.


Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of t


Asked to serve on the Endan- billea wooapecKers, will be th
gered Species Recovery Team for al dinner, slated for Saturday
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, for clubhouse at the Glades Res
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service SR 80 near LaBelle. Asked
in 1985, he conducted the last sys- Species Recovery Team for tt
tematic search for the bird during the U.S. Fish and Wildlifeo
that period, and in 1988 led an tSeach of the Ivory-billfe S
expedition for the National Geo- Search of the Ivory-billed W
graphic Society into the moun- Smithsonian Institution Press
tains of eastern Cuba in search of mittee and Editor of Florida Field
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. His .Naturalist and the Journal .of
book "In Search of the Ivory-billed Caribbean Ornithology, Dr. Jack-
Woodpecker" was published by son has been active in environ-
Smithsonian Institution Press in mental education, having taught
August 2004, describing his search biodiversity concepts at the third
for the bird. and fifth grade levels and con-
Dr. Jackson is Professor of Biol- tribute to Public Television pro-
ogy in the Environmental Studies grams, including Canadian Broad-
Program and former Whitaker casting's "Prairie Scapegoats,"
Eminent Scholar in Science at Public Broadcasting's "Scientific
Florida Gulf Coast University. American Frontiers," and Marty
Dr. Jackson's professional Stouffer's "At the Crossroads -
expertise focuses on endangered the Story of America's Endan-
.species and invasive species of for- gered Species."
est and coastal ecosystems with He was co-host of a weekly
emphases on species biogeogra- nature-oriented feature called
phy and community interactions. "Southern Outdoors" on CBS-TV
He is author/editor of 18 books, in Mississippi for 13 years, and
about 400 articles written for sci- now does a daily public radio fea-
entific and popular audiences. ture in southwest Florida called
He has served as editor of Wil- "With the Wild Things."
son Bulletin, Journal of Field, In 1995, he served as a short-
Ornithology, North American Bird term technical' advisor to
Bander, Inland Bird Banding; Mis- Ul.S A.I.D., lecturing at 11 universi-
sissippi Kite, regional editor of ties in Indonesia on modern con-
American Birds, and consulting &epts of biodivefsity. For the past
editor of Birder's World. He has several summers he has taught
also served as President or Direc- Tropical Ecology to North Ameri-
tor of several professional organi- can middle school classes in the
zations, including the Wilson Peruvian Amazon. A Fellow of the
Ornithological Society, the Associ- American Association for the
ation of Field Ornithologists, and Advancement of Science, the
the North American Banding' American Ornithologists' Union,
Council and the Explorer's Club, Dr. Jack-
Currently a member of the son and his wife Bette (also a biol-
Invasive Species Advisory Corn-, ogist and professor at Florida Gulf


Courtesy photos
:he world experts on the Ivory-
ie keynote speaker at the annu-
, Jan. 28, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the
sort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
to serve on the Endangered
he Ivory-billed Woodpecker, for
Service in 1985, his book "In
oodpecker" was published by
in August 200'4.


Coast University) and their two
sons live in Naples.
Also on the joint Glades,
Hendry County festival schedule,
Julie Brashears Wraithmell, coor-
dinator, Wildlife Viewing Section,
Office of Recreation Services for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, will give a
presentation on the fifth and final
section of the Great Florida Bird-
ing Trail, the South Florida section
which will be opening next Febru-
ary. The southern trail includes
Glades, Highlands and Okee-
chobee Counties.
Also new this 'year, Doris
Greene, Glades County's new resi-
dent "master gardener" will give a
presentation on "Gardening for
Birds." The Glades County agricul-
tural extension office is assisting
with organizing a "Kids are for the
Birds," event for children in Tom
Perry memorial park in the ,it,', "
historic riverfront district.
Even as scheduling new tours
continues, several popular tours,
including last year's Barn Owl
Tour, sponsored by the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerde, the ever
popular "Owl Hoot," and others
remain on the schedule, along
with the Arts and Crafts show and
lectures at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven.
According to Glades County


The recent confirmed sight-
ing of an Ivory-billed Wood-
pecker on the Cache River in
Arkansas April 28, 2005, is
the first verified sighting in
60 years of a species once
thought to be extinct. Dr.
Jerome Jackson, author of
"The Search for the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker," is a
member of the recovery team
dispatched by the Audubon
Society to monitor the bird.
As shown in the book jacket
above, the ivory-billed wood-
pecker resembles the locally
common Pileated Woodpeck-
er but is three inches taller.
Economic Development Council
Executive Director Tracy Whirls,
since its inception, the Big 0 Bird-
ing Festival has been intended to
attract visitors to Hendry and
Glades Counties, to promote
nature-based tourism around the
"Big O."
"Toward that end, we will be
upgrading our Web site, produc-
ing a new brochure to be printed
in October, promoting the event at
similar festivals around the state
this fall, and targeting birding pub-
lications," Ms. Whirls said. "We
hope to make this year's festival
bigger and better than ever."
In its fifth year, the Big 0 Bird-
ing Festival is hosted by the Glades
County Economic Development
Council and sponsored by United'
States Sugar Corporation, Sprint,
The Clewiston Chamber of Cor-
merced, Hendry County Tourism
Development Council, Audubon
bfFIdrida, U.S: Army 'Corps of"
Engineers Jacksonville District, the
city of Moore Haven, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, and the South Florida
Water Management District.
Anyone interested in participat-
ing in the Big 0 Birding Festival
planning committee is urged to
contact Ms. Whirls at (863) 946-
0300 or email twhirls@glade-
scountyedc.com.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Chippie doesn't


sing much anymore
Pastor John Hicks pie was doing okay, but that
iFirst United Methodist Church "Chippie doesn't sing much any
more. He just sits and stares."
Sometimes you hear of a It's not hard to se why. Bein
. story or event that is-so incredi- It's not hard to see why. Being
story or event that demais so inred-ll ngsucked up, dunked down, and
ble that it just demands retelling blown over would steal the song

Seen times that I felt very much moment every thing is calm and
like Chippie. I think we all have going well, and we have a song
Poor little Chippie never saw on our lips, then "fa-wumpa!"
Po o in eC ienever TsSomething happens and we are
it coming. One minute he was sucked into a black hole. And
.perched in his cage, happily just when we think things can't
singing. The l get any worse, we are sent
next he was through the ringer again. We are
dunked down, dunked under the rising tide of
and bl own life and then are blown away
ill blwn with frustration. Things aren't
!over. working like we thought they
S uIn the would. Depression sets in.
heard, it all Finances become tight. Promis-
hbuegan itwhena es fall through. Anxiety rises.
'chippieas Pastor The life that had been calm is
I owner decd- dohnHicks now blowing gale forces.
4'd to clean his The reality is that storms
cage with the vacuum cleaner, come and they come quickly
fhie removed thea attachment and sometimes they come hard.
com the end of the hose and The reality also is that many'o
Suck it in the cage. The phone us experience this in varying
"-rng, and she turned to pick it degrees every day. And some-
'o. The next sound she heard where in the midst of these
:'as "fa-wumpa". Chippie got storms, joy vanishes and the
kickedd in. That's bad enough, song is lost. Chippie doesn't sing
J:ut it gets worse. much anymore.'Neither do we.
Screaming, Chippie's owner The good news is that there is
dropped the phone, turned off hope to get our song back.
he vacuum, opened the bag, Remember that the' voice that
;d pulled Chippie out. Chippie stilled the storm on the Sea of
was somewhat dazed, but still Galilee is the same voice that
i' live. He was also-completely can still the storms in our lives
,covered with dust.. Worried today, and the same voice that
:about what the dust might do to gave the birds their song can
:him, his owner ran to the bath- restore our song as well.
room with the poor bird, turned Psalm 40:1-3 is one of my
:on the faucet, and held him favorite affirmations of this: "He
:under the running water. Then, lifted me out of the slimy pit, out
-realizing Chippie was wet and of the mud and mire; he set my
:starting to shiver, she did what feet on a rock and gave me a
S:any concerned bird owner firm place to stand. He put a
-would do she reached for the new song in my mouth, a hymn
i.hairdryer and gave him a blast of of praise 'to our God." (Psalm
:hot air. 40:1-3)
Poor Chippie if it wasn't May God put a new song in
:one thing it-was another. A few your mouth and in your heart,
:days later, a friend called to see and may you go forth and make
:how Chippie was doing. Chip- a joyful noise for our Lord, and
S:pie's owner told him that Chip- be a hymn of praise to our God.


School Happenings


RIO O SCHOOL


support group
The Clewiston"Home* school '
:support group will meet Thurs-
iday, July 21, at the Clewiston Pub-
lic library at 7 p.m. for the
.2005/2006 school year registra-
tion. Anyone interested in home
schooling children is invited to
:attend. For more information
please contact Liz at 983-8586.
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-
Imates. The reunion, is scheduled
for July 29-30. For more informa-
: tion, contact Chris Wellslager at
983-8778 or 983-5121 or Missy
Walker at 983-3169 or 228-2890.
'Cub Scout meetings
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
'every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and has
room for more members. Come
check us out. Currently,.we are
building go-carts. Parents are
:invited and encouraged to come.
Call Angie at the Youth Center for
more information.
'Please help if you can
.Girl Scout Troop 455 is trying
to research the history of Girls
'Scouts in Clewiston. If anyone has
any pictures, memorabilia, etc.,
please contact Lisa Owens at
'(863) 228-7895.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education class-
es are being offered at Hendry


Regional Medical Center. Call foni
at 983-1123formore'ihformation.;
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.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and out
of control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free coun-
seling, assessments and referrals
to rehabilitation centers nation-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933 or
logging onto www.stopaddic-
tion.com. Don't wait until it's too
late. Call Narconon now.
Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual violence and
victim safety by providing servic-
es, referrals and education relat-
ing to the affects of domestic/sex-
ual violence in our community.
The meetings rotate between
LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore
Haven. To get involved in the
council or for information about
-meeting dates and times, please
call Abuse Council and Treat-
ment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m.' to speak with an
advocate.


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July 2005
Here's Our Three Newest
Members! When you avail your-
self of their products or services,
please tell them the Chamber
sent you!'

Hato Potrero Farms
We welcome Hato Potrero
Farms as a new business mem-
ber. Company president, Gusta-
vo A. Perez has been in business
in Clewiston for three years.
They are a manufacturer of milk
products, yogurt and cheeses.
For more information, they can
be contacted at 902-9147.
Hi-Performance Pressure
Cleaning & Detail Service ~--- .
The Chamber welcomes Hi-
Performance Pressure Cleaning
& Detail Service as a new busi-
ness member. Owners Richard
and Julie Leiba are long-time
residents of Clewiston. Richard
and his hot water-high pressure
cleaning unit will tackle, any
cleaning job from driveways to
roofs, residential or commercial,
boats to RVs and everything in
between! He also does auto
detailing, inside and out! For
rates or more information, call
Richard at 228-2946.
Stephanie Schneider
Stephanie is the newest real-
tor with Southern Land Invest-
ments and Real Estate in
LaBelle. We thank Stephanie for
joining as an individual and
showing her support of the
Chamber!
Chamber Buzz and what's
going on that you need to know
about
The Clewiston Museum will
be closed for the summer with
plans to re-open at their new
location at 109 Central Ave. Over
the summer months, items and
displays will he moved from the
old location into the "new" facil-
ity. The Chamber office will also
be moving in with the Museum
and this will take place, hopeful-
ly, sometime during August.
Hendry County Tourism
Last year, just before the hur-
ricanes began, we hosted a
Washington, D.C. based journal-
ist on one of our Familiarization
Tours. Steven Knipp wrote an
impressive story about our area
and it was targeted for publica-
tion in the Washington Post.
However, it seems the Post
passed on the story for the time
being because of the damage
left by Charlie, Frances and
Jeanne. The story was published
in May in the South China Daily
News, and English journal, with
extensive circulation. And with
Florida's impressive flow of visi-
tors from the Far East, don't be
surprised if we begin to see
some of them in our area this
coming season.
We all know that Florida's
Number One economic engine
is tourism. And of course, we
immediately think about the
huge theme parks and the
beaches in Florida gobbling up
most of that money. Think again,
though. A recently released Visit
Florida survey shows that during


the past 12 months, over 44 per-
cent of out-of-state visitors par-
ticipated in culturally-based and
historical activities. Even bigger,
nature-based activities were
enjoyed by 67.9 percent of
respondents that took a trip in
Florida in the past year.
Of those, 45.8 percent
planned the trip so that nature-
based activities would account
for a majority or some of the
time. A surprising 22 percent
actually planned their nature
outing after they arrived in Flori-
da. Those are important facts
that we are now using in market-
ing our Hendry County Tourism
Program. Our focus has been
our nature, our heritage and our
culture and these study results
tell us that the market is substan-
tial and where to target our
advertising.
Above these figures, the
tourism trade for our Florida res-
idents is also big business and
we have over 10 million Floridi-
ans within two hours drive of
Hendry County.
What they are looking for on
their getaways are peaceful sur-
roundings and open spaces.
Again, this all fits nicely with our
image and offerings.
Through our regional tourism
alliance, Florida's Freshwater
Frontier, we will be show-case-
ing Hendry County on August
22-23 as Visit Florida brings five
to seven journalists to visit our
area. We'll include the Curtis
Honey House, a Coconut
Women Tour on the Caloosa-
hatchee, a stop for pie at Flora
and Ella's, a Big "0" Airboat
Tour, a trip to Big Cypress for
both Billie Swamp Safari and the
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.
Lodging and meals will be
provided by The Clewiston Inn
and Roland & Mary Ann Martin's
Marina. These journalists will
then write feature articles in
their respective publications to
help us in promoting our
tourism.
Thanks to our Renewing
Members for your continued
support! Adelphia, Di's Country
Primitives, Dixie Fried Chicken,
Florida Gulf Coast University,
Heartland Spring Water, and U-
Save Supermarket.
Time for our summer break
Just a reminder that we will
be taking a break during July
from our Chamber Business
Social routine but will be back
on schedule in August with the
Social at R&R Steakhouse.
Also, our Chamber Board of
Directors gets a break, with no
Board meeting scheduled in
July.
Chamber Activities
Beginning with this newslet-
ter, we will be including activi-
ties of the Chamber, which we
expect will benefit members
and the community.
We are actively participating
in the development of a Leader-
.ship Program for Hendry/Glades
Counties similar to the one
offered by the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce. A steer-


ing committee has been formed
through the Hendry County
EDC, which will develop the pro-
gram, is expected to begin in
September 2006. The goal is to
provide participants with addi-
tional tools that will assist with
effective leadership within the
counties. Likely program mod-
ules will center on human serv-
ices, the economy, agribusiness,
government, the environment,
etc.
Our Chamber will participate
in, and hopefully fund raise for,
the Women of Accomplishment
program sponsored by PBCC
and the chambers of commerce
of Pahokee, Belle Glade and
Clewiston. This program has
honored over 100 women since
2000 from the fields of the arts,
medical/nursing, banking and
community service etc. Several
Clewiston women have been
recipients of the WOA award.
We are an active participant
on the Glades Initiative Partner-
ship Council, formed by PBCC,
which exists to benefit the area
known as "The Glades." Clewis-
ton students have attended
PBCC and the Council works
toward their safety and fulfill-
ment during their studies.
The' council has offered a
$300 scholarship to a graduating
senior at each of the six area
high schools to attend the fall
term at PBCC following their
graduation. PBCC is beginning a
registered nurse degree program
in January 2006. Flyers were
included in our last newsletter
and are also available at the
Chamber office.
Please let us know of any arti-
cle, event or "flyer" that you
would like us to include in our
newsletter. Consider having an
"open house" or similar get
acquainted event to meet other
Chamber members.
Sales tax holiday for back to
school
Parents and students, take
note! The state of Florida will
once again have a sales tax holi-
day on back to school items.
Save on books, clothing, and
certain other products with a
sales price of less .than $50 and
on school supplies that cost less
than $10 or less per item. So,
make your list and prepare to
shop July 23-31.
4-H Sewing uilting Camp
The Clewiston Recreation
Department will sponsor a 4-H
Sewing uilting Camp July 18-22
at the Youth Center. The event is
for children ages eight and up
and they, will -e': making red,
white and blue flag quilts. Daily
sessions are scheduled from-9
a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with lunch
provided. Registration is
required and the cost is $20. For
more information, contact Angie
or Cheryl at 983-1492.
Check us out on the Web at
www.clewiston.org
Your business information -
have we got it right?
Making sure that we have
'your correct business informa-
tion (location, phones, points of
contact and product services) is
important to us. Of course, it is
also important to you, too. Take
a look at the address label on


Pre-Teen America scholarship and recognition program


Cari-Maria Chinea, daughter of
David and Daphne Chinea of
Clewiston has been selected as a
finalist in the Pre-Teen Florida
scholarship program to be held
July 22-24 at the Grand Hyatt in
Tampa Bay, Florida.
Pre-Teen Florida is a by-invita-
tion only scholarship and recogni-
tion event involving young ladies


seven to 12 years of age based on
their school 'academic records,
awards and honors won and/or
their participation in outside activ-
ities. Additionally, young ladies
are invited who have been recog-
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Pre-Teen Florida will award
more than $5,000 in educational
bonds, prizes and awards.
Cari is very grateful to the fol-
lowing sponsors who have
enabled her to attend this very
prestigious state event, Maria
Duke; Darey and Niki Kirthner;
Doyle and Judy Fox; Clewiston
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this newsletter and make sure
it's correct. Think about any
products or services that you've
added in the last year and that
we may not know about. If we
don't know about them, it's pos-
sible that your potential cus-
tomers don't know about them
either.
Membership brings benefits
in helping market your message.
Our ChamberBuzz column is
available as is your opportunity
to provide us with insert flyers
for our newsletter. Don't forget
to include us in your plans.
As a reminder, our policy on
inserts is that we do those for
our members without charge.
We ask that you contact us the
month prior to the desired distri-
bution so we can provide you
with instructions on the number
of copies needed and a date for
having your inserts delivered to
our office.
Personal note from the direc-
tor
Early Sunday afternoon, June
12, my car "died" while heading
West on U.S. 27. Seems the bat-
tery failed so badly the car
would not run off the alternator.
Luckily, I was able to coast off
the highway and into a parking
lot.
Much thanks to the folks at
the Relax Inn for overnight park-
ing, Clewiston Towing for early
Monday removal, and the
Clewiston BP statiofi for a
speedy repair.
Also, thanks to Enterprise for
arranging a vehicle that would
allow me to attend a necessary
tourism meeting. You're all the
best!,
Customer Service Recogni-
tion Award nominations
needed
In an effort to continue our
newly developed Customer Ser-
vice Recognition Award pro-
gram, we need your assistance.
We all know the downside of
customer service, but there are
bright spots! We want your help
to find the people that make our
days brighter.
If someone recently made
your day, go a little easier
because they went that extra dis-
tance, please let us know about
them. We need to know the
date, approximate time and the
name of the employee who you
believe went above and beyond
in trying to assist you. Each
quarter, our Chamber Board will
select the honoree and make
presentations at an appropriate
event. Honorees will receive a
plaque, $100 cash and the
accompanying formal recogni-
tion.
Submit your nominations via
mail, fax or by email (clewiston-
chamber@earthlink.net) no
later than July 31 for the next
award presentation.
July Events Calendar
Monday-Friday, July 18-22: 4-
H Sewing uilting Camp,
9 a.m. daily, Youth Center (983-
1492).
Saturday-Sunday, July 23-31:
Florida sale tax holiday for back
to school supplies.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday,, July 14, 2005


The Phi

By MaryAnn Morris
Of all the towns around Lake
Okeechobee, none has been
subjected to more change than
Belle Glade.
Pioneering people came after
the Calusa native tribes left. Writ-
ten military records from as early
as 1855, spoke of the area.
Author Lawrence Will wrote in
"From Swamp to Sugar Bowl"
about an expedition to explore
the area in 1883.
This trek was inspired by
reports of men employed by
Hamilton Disston. (Mr. Disston
had purchased the acreage that
was the Everglades, and more,
from the state of Florida and pro-
ceeded to develop shipping and
drainage channels in the areas
around the Lake.) This expedi-
tion came to the area of the
southeast shore of Lake Okee-
chobee, but not until 1913 is
there any record of anyone living
there since the Calusa tribe left.
Hardy farmers came and set-
tlements developed. A school
was built with lumber provided
by the Palm Beach County
School Board and brought in by
river barge from West Palm
Beach. Since there weren't 50
pupils, the school board
required a contribution from the
locals: The community provided
the land and the principal. The
principal then built the school
building himself.
In 1919, religious services
started to be held and there was-
n't even a building yet. Soldiers
returning home after World War
I came to join those already
farming here. Hunting and trap-
ping were good. And the price
for hides made it worthwhile, as
Jessie Motes recalled from his
youth in Belle Glade.
Buildings followed, homes,
hotels, post office, stores, tele-
phone and electricity followed in
rapid order. Farmers shipped
green beans by freight boat, then
corn, peppers and Irish pota-
toes. An ice plant operated
briefly, a packinghouse and a fill-
ing station rose up, thanks to the
hard work and tenacity of the
pioneers.
People in Belle Glade had
heard that the University of Flori-
da was thinking of establishing
an agricultural experiment sta-
tion. Since farming the black soil
of the everglades had always
been the focus of settlement,
people thought it was a logical
location for an Agricultural
Experiment Station to help work
out better methods of farming.
Never ones to sit back, they
sent off a letter to the governor.
The result was the arrival of a
barge load of lumber in June of
1923. With it was Mr. M.F.
George, who had built the
Moore Haven Hotel.
. The first buildings of the Agri-
cultural Experiment Station were
operational in 1924.
Supplies went up and down
the lake, produce going out and
supplies coming in. Belle Glade
was incorporated in April of
1928, but on September 16 of
that year the great hurricane hit,
killing thousands of people and
destroying the town and other
towns along the lake.
Rain and hideous wind
pushed across the lake. The
water, blown by the wind flood-
ed the southeast side of the lake,-
overturning buildings and wash-
ing away much of the hard-won
progress wrenched from the
back muck land of the Ever-
glades. Those who survived
have told the stories of fear and
loss and survival.
Many of those stories, togeth-
er with the stories of the "sweat
equity" the Belle Glade pioneers
invested in the land were made
into a play called "Potluck in the
Muck".
"Potluck in the Muck" was
funded by grants from the
MacArthur Foundation and the
Community Foundation of Palm
Beach and Martin Counties and
the hard work of many people of


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Recollections ...---
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history

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Belle Glade. Thanks to Jeannette C
(Mrs. Vernon) Dexter, who is
generously sharing some of the .
play with our readers, a portion r4
of the story of one flood survivor
from "Potluck in the Muck," is
retold here: .- .
"It was nine in the morning, -.
but it was already stormy and
rough as we got into the car. My
father's home was on the ridge,
but after about an hour, he A hurricane hit the Lake Okee
insisted we all move up to my 1928, destroying most of the
brother-in-law's mother's -
he'd built that house he knew
it was strong, and it was further
back from the shore of the lake
than his. So we moved again.
"It wasn't long, as the wind
grew in intensity, other people,
friends and neighbors came up
to that house, too. By two in the
afternoon, there were 30 or so of
us in a six-room house and the .. .
wind was so strong, a person ..
could not stand up outside.
"We were getting reports on ,
the radio, but as the wind got
stronger, it was very hard to
hear, and I knew shorthand, so
they had me with my ear pressed
to the speaker so I could write When the hurricane hit on S
down anything the announcer dike could not hold and the la
said and pass it along. They piling buildings and killing ove
would broadcast the location of
the storm center and predict to ours saw the kerosene lamp
where it would go, and finally in the window and wanted in.
we knew we were going to be We took them in, too.
very near the center. The storm "So we knew there was
had changed course. The radio enough water to float a house. In
went dead. There was nothing to the first daylight, we looked out
do but sit and wait. We watched to know it was lake water that
the barometer fall at a speed that had come in and we had lived
seemed impossible. through a hurricane that many,
"The house felt like it was many did not live through. My
being torn from its foundation. A father had taken us to what pass-
gable was torn off an upstairs es here for high ground.'!
room. Not everyone was so lucky,
"We noticed water coming in but the remaining people rose
thefloor, an inch or two at a again from the death of the
time. One side of the room storm to build their towns and
where my brother-in-law lay sick plant their crops again.
.caved inward but stood. I tell (Som ifra. i f th agsn
you this, we prayed. We told one ar(Some information for this
another that the water was just Muck" and "Swamp to Sugar
from rain coming in where the Bowl", LawrenceE.Will. ugar
gable had torn off, bui we each
secretly knew better. Lake water!
It was lake water!
"Gradually, over the night, the
water stopped rising. It had
come to our knees. The wind
began to die down. In the middle
of the night, there had been a
knock on the door and people
whose house had floated close


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Smith represents Florida at NHSCA National Open


; Tiger wrestler Kris Smith
teamed up with nine other S.W.
Florida wrestlers and his old
coach last week as they traveled to
Virginia Beach to represent Flori-
da in the 2005 NHSCA National
Open Wrestling Championships.
I Florida finished a strong fifth place
overall and Smith helped to score
points for the team in this effort.
Smith wrestled at 145 pounds,
which was the largest weight
.class with 60 entrees. Smith
advanced to round 32 where he
was defeated in a tough 6-2.deci-
sion to Massachusetts' State Qual-
ifier Jimmy Ubele. Ubele finished
the season ranked seventh overall
in Massachusetts. Ubele was a
favorite to reach the All-American
round but was injured in his win
over Smith and his next match
and withdrew from the competi-
:i fion. -
In the consolation round
$mith would find himself
matched against Ohio's Michael
Becca. Becca was a member of
Sthe Ohio Valley All-Stars and the
2005 Ohio Black Disney Dual
Meet Team. In. a very exciting
Snatch Smith defeated Becca12-6.
Si Smith got off to an aggressive start
6y taking Becca down and scor-
ilig first. However; the Buckeye:
State wrestler had plenty of fight
in him and battled back taking
controll in the second period.
Smith found himself behind in the
third period but threw Becca to
h lis back twice in the final two
minutes to regain the lead and
earn the victory.
i "I threw him in the first period
and we landed out of bounds, he
ran right at me and I knew he
:would do it again and I knew


when he did I would put him on
his back," said Smith.
Smith was eliminated from the
event after a tough loss by deci-
sion to New York's Kevin Singel-
ton. Smith was the lone State
Qualifier for the Tigers this past
season. He was a Regional finalist
last season and has shown great
improvement over the last year.
In order to become a member of
Team Florida wrestlers had to
place in the top four of a state
qualifier. Smith won his weight
class in both qualifiers that he
attended this spring. By winning
matches at the National level he
has put himself in the ranks of
some of Clewiston's most elite
wrestlers such as Renaldy Tapia,
Fred Gamble, Robert Flynn and
Brandon Rifa. All who eventually
went on to place in the State Tour-
nament.
"Kris is doing all the right
things to become an elite
wrestler. His losses at Nationals
were more a result of lack of
experience at that level than lack
of ability. He was in every match
he wrestled win or lose. It was fun
to coach him again and see the
improvements he has made
under Coach Alfred an'd crew. He
represented Clewiston and Florida
with pride," said coach Tenney.
The coaches and Kris' family
would very much like to thank the
community of Clewiston for mak-
ing this all possible. A special
thanks to Joe Whitehead, John
Polhill and the Clewiston Booster
Club, Glades Media, and the
Clewiston News. They would also
like to thank all of those at U.S.
Sugar who helped make this trip
possible.


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Clewiston's Kristopher Smith gets the upper hand during
one of his matches at the National Open Wrestling champi-
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Clewiston's Kristopher Smith puts the final touches on one
of his opponents while competing on the national level.
Smith is an incoming junior for the CHS Tiger wrestling
squad and is expected to be a legitimate state title contender
this year.


FWC announces field day for online hunter safety course


WEST PALM BEACH -
1 Hunters needing to get their Hunter
Safety certification from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) during 2005.
are strongly encouraged to take a
course early in the year, as courses
scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up fast.
The free Hunter Safety Course is
available as a traditional classroom
program or as a home-study
course. The new home-study
method allows students to obtain
partial credit toward completing
the Hunter Safety Course through
-the Internet or CD- ROM interactive
program. Once the interactive por-
tion of the course' lag bee'n,com-


pleted, students must then attend
the required completion day that
includes live-firing instruction on a
shooting range, and classroom
work.
The date and location for the
next completion day portion of the
home-study course in Martin
County is:
July 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Martin
County Sheriff's Office Range Next
to the landfill off of Martin Downs
Boulevard in Palm City.:
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required by going online
at myfwc.com/huntered or by call-
ing (561) 625-5126.
Everyone born on or after June
.1, 1975, is required to pass this


Sports in brief


Cheerleaders needed
Registration for the Clewiston
Cougars cheerleaders and fitting
for uniforms will be July 16, begin-
ning at 9 a.m., at the Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria.
Cricket coach
looking for players
Experienced Cricket coach
looking to develop a youth team in
the Clewiston area. (Ages 9 to 17). I
can be contacted at (863) 885-
2078.
Fishing tournament
planned
--Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beqch
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program is
being planned. Horizons Fishing
Tournament (Kingfish, Wahoo,
Dolphin) is presented by the bro-
kerage firm of Robert W. Baird &
: Company, Inc.
m A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.
Fishing tournament set
Hospice of Palm Beach County
will host a fishing tournament on
Saturday, July 16, with lines in at 7
a.m., lines out by 3 p.m. and an
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
The tournament will depart from
i any inlet and weigh in at Riviera
Beach Marina, 1950 E 13th Street,


Riviera Beach. The cost is $250 per
boat until July 14. For more infor-
.mation contact Beth Charbonneau
at (561) 227-5157, Special Events
Coordinator Hospice of Palm
Beach County or Willie's Bait and
Tackle (561) 848-4484.
Sugar Dolls
summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will
be having summer classes, which
started June 8. Classes are held at
Central Elementary every Wednes-
day. Beginner ages are 4-12, classics
at 3 p.m., ages 13 and up, class is at
4p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
baton twirling, dance pom-poms,
and new this year, flag and flag
corp, color guard. You may take
one class or all classes. Classes are
$25 per month. Registration fee is
$12, which includes your insur-
ance. For more information, please
call Judy at (863) 677-0025.
Coast Guard
makes house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service is free. You will receive
a cordial, informative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
boat check.


course prior to purchasing a hunt-
ing license. An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Children
under 18 years of age must present
a Parental Release Form signed by
the child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire exercis-
es. The interactive course was
developed in cooperation with
seven other southeastern states to
increase accessibility to hunter
safety programs;.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents the course,
which is free of charge, and enlists
a volunteer network of trained
instructors who donate their time
to ensure that the legacy of hunting


remains a safe one. This course is
equally important for those that
hunt out-of-state or in Canada and
need to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state-spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.
A statewide schedule of hunter
safety classes is available on the
Web at myfwc.com/huntered, and
while you are there, be sure to
check out other programs offered
through the Hunter Safety Pro-
gram, such as the Bowhunting
Course and the Becoming an Out-
doors-Woman workshops.


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Nelson
Continued From Page 1
Senator Nelson said.
Senator Nelson joined other
senators who were originally unde-
cided about the issue, and eventu-
ally decided for the act, which was


heavily opposed by the sugar
industry.
"There are still lots of answers
for the sugar industry, especially in
the research of ethanol, which can
be easily produced from sugar," he
said, in reference to a future alter-
native to petroleum gasoline for
automotive fuels.


However, -the sugar cane farm-
ing industry in Florida still fears
CAFTA will lower sugar prices for
farmers across the nation, along
with unrestricted Mexican sugar
exports and increased U.S. imports
of sugar. Unfazed, Senator Nelson
believes CAFTA will benefit Florida
as a whole. "CAFTA will help for-


eign countries, and it will help Flori-
da business," he said.
'As for other agricultural areas,
citrus is really struggling with
canker, which has become a major
'problem," he said. "The cattle
industry seems to be holding
steady, despite a softening of beef
prices," he said.


He also gave a synopsis of the
issue of offshore drilling near the
Florida coastline, which came
before the Senate as a bill that he
opposed along with Republican
Florida Senator Mel Martinez.
"Senator Martinez and I have
made this a non-partisan effort
against drilling off Florida's coast-


lines," he said. "I don't want this to
happen to our beaches, and it event.
led me to do my first filibuster," he
said.
Senator Nelson thanked those in
attendance for showing their inter- ,
est in the area's federal representa-
tion, and expressed his gratitude for
the privilege of public service.


Sirmans
Continued From Page 1
SFC Sirmans currently serves as
a Network Communications
Supervisor in the U.S. Army's Third
Infantry, and has been deployed to
Iraq for the second time in his
career. His current deployment will
come to an end in a few months,
after serving a tour full of perilous
moments, such as one trip that
took him from Kuwait to Baghdad
in convoys through the Iraqi Desert.
"That's been the most nerve-
wracking experience so far. We
were moving through on a light
medium tactical vehicle (LMTV)
with a lot of roadside bombs going
off, and it wasn't too much fun not
knowing what exactly was out
there," said SFC Sirmans.
Though most Americans have
seen quite a lot from 24-hour news
channels, there still must be close
to nothing like dealing with the
constant, everyday stress of the
unknown When living thousands of
miles away from home. SFC Sir-
mans said there is a lot of adjust-
ment, but that he just takes it one
dayat time.
"I try to not focus on the stuff
that's out of my control. Just trying
to stay focused on my current task
is the best way to deal with what's
happening," he said. Though stat-
ed in a seemingly modest tone, SFC
Sirmans's military resume leaves
little room for doubt that he's ready
forwhat's out there.
Keith Sirmans was a member of
the Clewiston High School Track
Team, which reached the state


Egley
Continued From Page 1
side linebacker.
After graduating from UF, he
went on to work at New Smyrna
High School, where he was a dri-
ver's education teacher, and
coached football and baseball for'
threeyears.
He then went on to a position
on the coaching staff of the Clem-
son University football program.
He continued coaching, this.
time at the professional level as a
coach of teams in the United States
Football League, where he
coached the Arizona Wranglers
and the Chicago Blitz. His profes-
sional sports -experience also
included a period working for the
Atlanta Falcons, where he was a
rehabilitation coach. Finally, after
several years as a professional
coach, he returned to collegiate
coaching at Mississippi State Uni-
versity.
While at MSU, he decided to
continue his education and studied
Educational Administration while
working as a coach. He received
his master's degree,, and began
working as an administrator %within
the elementary, middle and high
school levels.
His various administrative
duties have included assistant prin-
cipal at Immokalee High School, as
well as administrative experience
as principal at several other schools
in Mississippi and Florida.
He returned to Mississippi State
to continue his study of Education-
al Leadership, for w which he earned
his doctorate degree in 1999. He
then became an assistant professor
at the University of South Florida in
St. Petersburg, where he continued
teaching undergraduate and gradu-
ate courses in educational leader-
ship. He is currently finishing up
teaching his final class at USF. as he
prepares for the upcoming school
year at CHS.
"I have always felt in the back of
my mind that some time I will
come home to Clewiston and
apply what I have learned," said Dr.
Egley. "I wanted to come back here
because I feel like, aside from my
parents, so much of what I have
achieved has come partly from the
encouragement I got from my
teachers and coaches, from s
early as the third grade," he said,'
adding that it has been a pleasant
surprise to find that a few of the
teachers he had while in high
school are still at CHS.


finals in 1988. After graduating
from Clewiston High School in
1988, SFC Sirmans joined the U.S.
Army and reported for duty in Sep-
tember of that year. Since his enlist-
ment, he has ascended to the non-
commissioned officer (NCO) ranks
to become Sergeant First Class. His
various stations and deployments
have literally taken SFC Sirmans all
over the world.
"I started out with Basic (train-
ing) in Ft. Jackson, and was soon
afterward stationed at Dexheim, in
Germany," said SFC Sirmans.
He has also lived at stations in
Ft. Lewis, Washington; Ft. Richard-
son in Anchorage, Alaska;
Achuachuca in Arizona; Camp
Casey in South Korea; Ft. Hood,
Texas; again to Germany at Dietzin-
gen; and finally, to Ft. Stewart,
Georgia, where he is currently sta-
tioned while on Iraqi deployment.
Among his most interesting sta-
tions, SFC Sirmans said Achuachu-
ca and Anchorage were at the top
of the list. "Achuachuca was pretty
cool. It was very hot much of the
time, but it was a very good sta-
tion," he said of the famously heat
laden Arizona atmosphere.
He underwent cold-weather
training at the Anchorage station,
where he learned to snow-ski and
to become acclimatized to the
frostier of extreme temperatures.,
SFC Sirmans' first deployment
was to Operation Desert Storm,
where he had his first sights of the
Iraqi desert and close contact to
enemy soldiers.
"Where I'm usually assigned for
duty, there is usually not supposed
to be a lot of live rounds going off,"
he said. "However, I quickly got


Dr. Egley's administrative back-
ground, which totals more than 17
years as a school administrator,
.plus his academic experience
teaching educational leadership
and coaching student athletes at
nearly every level, provide a great
combination for an incoming high
school principal.
"I believe that a strong educa-
tional leader has to have a wide
range of abilities: Of course, one
must have -the broad base of
knowledge required to maintain a
school's academics; but one also
needs other skills as a leader, pri-
marily centered uobn communica-
tion and leadership," he said. It was
those elements of educational lead-
ership that he has both practiced
and passed on to others through
teaching and administration.


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used to hearing mortar rounds
going off nearby," he said.
He was also deployed for duty
in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo,
Sarajevo, Turkey, and finally, Iraq,
which he expects to leave in a few
months.
SFC Sirmans' -20-year service
will end Sept. 31, 2008, coinciding
directly with that of his wife,
Couretta, who is an Army adminis-
trative specialist stationed in
Huntsville, Alabama. Keith and
Couretta have one son, Courey, 10,
who was born in Germany. Courey
is undecided about his future plans,.
but mentioned that he would like
very much to play football or bas-
ketball. He had a chance to meet
NFL star Deuce McCallister, who
-visited American soldiers and fami-
ly members at a base where
Coureywas living.
SFC Sirmans' mother Carrie,
and sisters Melinda and Sherrie, live
in Clewiston. His time at home was
a welcome change to the hostile
environment of Baghdad, where
he will return in July.
SFC Sirmans praised the Army
for the opportunities it has given
him to become a master in his field
of advanced military communica-
tions, which will allow him to go
on to a career in civilian contract-
ing, as well as open a private com-
munications business, which he
has plans for in the future.
"The Army is a great place to
start your career. You'll receive the
G. I. Bill, and you'll have your edu-
cation paid for, if you choose to
pursue it," he said. "I have taken
college courses while in the Army,
and I've received my AA degree
while I was in Texas," he added.


Dr. Egley is excited about work-
ing in his hometown. "I almost for-
got how much friendlier people are
here. Just the other day, I ran into a
couple of people I went to high
school with right here in town," he
said about Clewiston.
As he seeks a place for perma-
nent residence in Clewiston, Dr.
Egley is currently setting up his
offices at CHS while finishing his
final courses he is teaching at USE
He will be at CHS the rest of the
summer, and welcomes anyone
who would like to visit before the
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else it takes to ensure that the food
gets to the customer, hot and in a
timely and friendly manner. Debbie
actually runs the restaurant now,
and her mother and I are looking
forward to the day when she com-
pletely buys us out and has full con-
trol."
And then Alan adds, "Don't ever
let it be said that I am or want to
retire:..never! However, I'd like a lit-
tle time off for R&R now and then."
Both of these Hehdry County
Floridians know everything there is
to know about running a fine food.
establishment day in, day out, "in
season" and, out. Both have
learned from the ground up. If the
chef of the Clewiston Inn doesn't
show up, it's Christa who quietly
moves into the kitchen and cooks,
and guests don't know the differ-
ence.
This versatility has saved the day
many a time in more ways than just
wearing a chef's hat. She'll fill in for
housekeeping, for planning
refreshments for :a wedding or
anniversary, or anything else that
needs doing to keep the inn run-
ning smoothly and customers
happy all with a southern charm
that can't be taught and has no
price.
Debbie at Flora & Ella's does the
same. The cook calls in sick (or just
doesn't show up), she simply
assumes the kitchen responsibility
and the only thing that's missing is
she isn't at the entrance to greet
folks since it's a little difficult to be
two places at the same time. So the
garbage needs emptying or meat
and vegetables must be ordered or
fresh strawberries must be found
for their famous strawberry pie, or
yesterday's receipts must be tallied
'and then a trip to the bank. ;
It's all in a day's work. As she
says, "Well, you do what you have
to do if you care about your work.
Maybe that's all that needs saying
-Icare."
Clewiston is fortunate and
LaBelle is fortunate to respectively
"claim" Christa and Debbie doing
what they do best. The complex
business of food requires tremen-
dous effort and day-by-day dedica-
tion. Quality is foremost, then there
are the basics: The recipes, the
ones that will please most people


-
The infamous Flora and Ella started Flora and Ella's restau-
rant in 1933. It has become a community staple for the entire
LaBelle community.


most of the time. And there's the
presentation of the food along with
training those who wait tables or
those who host. Plus all "the
pieces" that must be picked up day
after day.
Debbie says, "It's not always
easy to smile and smile and act like
you're the happiest person in the
world when the truth is sometimes
you'd rather just'close the door, run
home and prop up your feet to get
away, temporarily, of course, from
"the world of business." But you
can't do that because you can't and
won't desert the responsibility
that's been entrusted to you. Flora
and Ella are both gone now, but
their spirits have remained right
here with us and always will and I
knowwhat theywant me to do!"
And Christa says, "Sometimes I.
think I can't go another step -
can't confront another problem,
can't smooth out hurt feelings
between some who work here, but
I can and I will. It's my job it's
what I do. It's what the company
expects of me and. I wouldn't have
it any other way. And when I'm the
chef, I love it! Sometimes I think it's
easier and maybe more satisfying
to cook everything for a fine menu
than it is to sit at a desk and do
what's called 'manage'. But I love
the variety and it's a happy feeling
to know that I can step from one
responsibility to another when the
need arises."
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know that beauty is only skin deep
if that's all there is. These two very
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the family business of Flora
and Ella's restaurant. She
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work.


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Debbie Klemmer was mostly
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Ella's, the restaurant being family-
owned from the very beginning
some 73 years ago.
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another way, the bottom line is:,
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July hurricane activ


ity hits early record
Battery-operated radio and Latex gloves (at least 2 pairs)
flashlight, extra batteries Cleansing agent, soap and
Fire extinguisher moistened towelettes
Pliers and shut-off wrench to Antiseptic and antibiotic oint-
turn off household water and/or ment
gas Petroleum jelly or other lubri-


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For only the third time in 100
years of recorded history, a major
hurricane has struck the United
States in the month of July.
With Hurricane Dennis slam-
ming into the Pensacola area July
10 and the potential of Emily's for-
mation looming in the near future,
and the painful reminder of a four-
hurricane nightmare the previous
!year, hurricane preparedness is at
the forefront of Floridians like never
: before.
Floridians are urged to continue
that mindset as the 2005 hurricane
season begins to pick up steam and
are urged to take the following pre-
cautions:
MAKING A DISASTER SUPPLY
KIT
TALLAHASSEE A disaster
supply kit for your home or an
evacuation should include items in
six basic areas: (1) water, (2) food,
(3) first aid supplies and medica-
tions, (4) clothing and bedding, (5)
tools and emergency supplies, and
(6) important family documents.
You will need a supply. kit if you
are confined to your home. It is also
valuable if you evacuate to a place
other than a well-stocked shelter or
ifyou're unsure of the shelter's sup-
Splies.
Tips for making your kit
: Keep loose items in airtight
plastic bags.
9 Gather the kit's items in easy-
to-carry containers or duffle bags.
Put kit within reach of your
most often used exit..
: Check and update your kit
-and family needs at least once a
year.
Tips forwater and food supplies
A normally active person
needs to drink at least two quarts of
water daily. Heat and intense activi-
ty can double this amount. Chil-
dren, nursing mothers and those
with special needs may require
more.


Food preparation and sanita-
tion require another two quarts
(minimum) per person daily.
Purchased bottled water that
has been sealed is best for storage.
It meets FDA guidelines for food, is
not as vulnerable to temperature
changes as unsealed water and has
no shelf life. (Some bottles do have
expiration dates, but this is mainly
for inventory control.) If for any rea-
son you must disinfect water, use
unscented bleach in the ratio of 8
drops per gallon, about 1/8 tea-
spoon, and let the mixture sit 30
minutes before use.
Choose compact, lightweight
foods that do not require refrigera-
tion, cooking or preparation and
foods that use little or no water.
Hand washing with soap and
water is extremely important.
However, in the event water for
hand washing is unavailable, use
alcohol-based sanitizer.
DOH recommends a three-day
supply of food and water in your
kit, including:
One gallon of water per per-
son per day
Ready-to-eat canned meats,
fruits and vegetables
1 Staples (salt, sugar, pepper,
spices, etc.)
.* Powdered milk and canned
juices
High-energy snacks and com-
fort/stress foods
Food for infants and individu-
als with special needs
Pedialyte (to restore hydra-
tion if needed)
Mess kits or paper cups,
plates and plastic utensils and
6 Non-electric can opener, utili-.
ty knife.
For tools and emergency sup-
plies, DOH recommends: .
Cash'or traveler's checks,
coins
Map of the area for locating
shelters


Compass, signal flare, whistle
and tube tent
Plastic sheeting, storage con-
tainers and bucket with tight lid
Plastic garbage bags and ties
for sanitation
Tape (duct, masking).
Candles and Matches in a
waterproof container
Paper, pencil
Needles, thread
Medicine dropper
Aluminum foil
Toilet paper, moistened tow-
elettes and towels
Soap, liquid detergent, disin-
fectant and unscented household
chlorine bleach
Feminine supplies and per-
sonal hygiene items
Infant supplies (diapers, bot-
tles and pacifiers)y
For clothing and bedding sup-
plies, DOH recommends:
At least complete.change of
clothing.and footwear per person
Sturdy shoes, work boots,.
hats and gloves
Blankets or sleeping bags and
pillows
Raingear
Extra prescription glasses,
sunglasses and/or contact lenses
DOH recommends having first
aid kits for your home and cars,
including:
A three-day supply of each
person's vital medications
Prescription drugs
'Sterile adhesive bandages in
assorted sizes
Two-inch and four-inch sterile
gauze pads (4-6)
Two-inch and three-inch ster-
ile roller bandages (3 rolls)
Triangular bandages (3)


Crist announces early milestone for drug price Web site


* TALLAHASSEE More than
50,000 Floridians seeking the best
price for prescriptions have"
accessed the state's new drug pric-
:ing database in just over one
month of operation, Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist announced. Crist
said the searchable Web site at
http:,'.www.MyFloridaRx.com, sur-
passed that milestone this week,
just five, weeks since he and the
* Agency for Health Care Administra-


tion unveiled the tool to help Florid-
ians find the lowest prices on pre-
scription drugs in their area.
"Public response to this Web
site indicates that a need has been
met," said Crist. "An average of
more than 1,400 visitors a day
shows that Floridians were anxious
to find the lowest prescription drug
costs. We are pleased that so many
of them find this Web site to be a
useful resource to reduce the costs


of their personal health care."
Crist and AHCA Secretary Alan
Levine announced the Web site on
June 1. In the first five weeks of
operation, a total of 50,604 Internet
users have visited the site.
The.Web site provides pricing
information from competing retail-
ers for the 50 most commonly used
prescription drugs in Florida, as
well as generic equivalents when
available. The culmination of a full


year of preparation and implemen-
tation, the Web site enables Florida
consumers to comparison shop for
the lowest "usual and customary
prices" generally known as retail
prices reported by local pharma-
cies. The Web site can be accessed
directly at http://www.MyFlori-
daRx.com/ or from the Attorney
General'sWeb site at http://myflori-
dalegal.com/ or AHCAs website at
http:.'.1vw.fdhc.state.fl.us.


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Assorted sizes of safety pins
Scissors, tweezers, needle
and thermometer
Tongue depressors (2)
Non-prescription drugs
Aspirin or non-aspirin pain
reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication,
antacid and laxative
Syrup of Ipecac (use to
induce vomiting if advised by the
Poison Control Center) "
Activated charcoal (use if
advised by the Poison Control Cen-
ter)
Sunscreen
Mosquito repellent, with
DEET when appropriate
DOH recommends copies of
the following important family doc-
uments are kept in a waterproof,
portable container within kits:
Insurance policies
Contracts and deeds
Stocks and bonds
Social Security cards and
passports
Immunization records and
prescriptions
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers
and company names and tele-
phone numbers
*, Inventory of valuable house-
hold goods
Family records (birth, mar-
riage, death certificates) and wills
Current photographs of fami-
ly members
For further information, please
contact your local county health
department or visit
www.doh.state.fl.us or www.Flori-
daDisaster.org.


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Features a 1/2+/- ac lot, fencing, living room &
family room or 4th bedroom and screened
,lanai. Only $169,900.


* Solace at last!...3BR/2B home in LaBelle.
Featuring a great floor plan, ceramic tile, enor-
mous cla- % s ol n cabi-
nets. O porch,
fenced b yar aove ground pool.
REDUCED $195,900.
* Vacation in the back yard! It's relating just
being at this 3BR/1,5B CBS home on Albany.
Features a 1/2+/- ac lot, fencing, living room &
family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.
* 3BR/2B home in Eucalyptus Village. In the
process .of being renovated. Closed in garage
will allow for another family .room. New
kitchen countertops, cabinets and stainless
steel appliances. New ceramic tile flooring
throughout. Can't be shown until after July
1st. $155,900. ,
* 3BRI2B1i iBoam tqwn fea splits
floor plan, laetr cB e paint.s
$149,900.
* What a deal!! 3BR/I.5B CBS home in LaBelle
only minutes from shopping. Features include
nesw MIDHEPfr T BRalnsUTnore.
Only $147,900.
* Comfy country living in this wonderfully
renovated charmer. This 2BR/1B old Florida
cracker home in Ortona sits on .77+/- acres and


is in Pristine condition. Truly a must see!
$144,900.
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home
also features real wood kitchen cabinets,
breakMm t bran n oRima Tmhily
room. Not to big and not to small. This one has
it all for only $129,900
in tow W Wrr- ea' snnin'p mty
priced at only $44,900.

SI MOBImLE MaIVIEnjI
* Gulf access by community dock! Fishing,
boating & water sports right out your door!
This very nice &well maintained 2BR/2B
mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on
Pine Island. Community pool & spa. Don't
miss this cozy fishing getaway! $149,900.
* Only a hop, skip and a jump to shopping and
schools! 4BR/2B manufactured home on 1.14+/-
acres w/ a great country feel but only minutes
from town. $137,000
* JUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2B manufac-
tured home is in pristine condition! You Nwill
fall in love with this home the minute you step
foot on this oak filled property. Call for a pri-
vate showing today before it's too late! Only
$128,000. 0 ... , r,,,iL i ,..'r.,f -f ,
* Buy, Rent, Sell. Retire! Many have done it. A
good place to start is with this 3BR/1B manu-
factured home sitting on spectacular 2ac cor-
ner lot. Asking $119,900. '
* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
sq. filUWBE eIe jlqtetkj f tures
include a breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings, a huge
master suite & fenced yard. Only $52,500.


* Beautiful homesite partially cleared 5+/-
acres on Case Road. $224,900.
* Hard to find acreage in Muse don't let this
one get away. 5 acres on a paved road for only


$199,900.
0 Improved 1.25 acre lot in Montura. Cleared
w/we D ,a dRTctSPfTMAnlTm:
'home. $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St.
in Montura. Great for investment or homesite.
Only $46,000.
* .Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
family. $44,900.
* Pr "bft fura
* Wooded 1.25+/- acre. Lot in Montura.
$42,500.
* 1.25+tMDiBRntO ,IfR ACT


* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of
rezoning to Business. $129,000.
* 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
* Hard ltt e inD laBelle.
$84,000.
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invest t
* Corner lot in Port LaBle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900.
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood!
$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.


* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
South of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of
frontage on SR29 and frontage, on Luckey
Street. Asking $450,000.


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238 N. Bridge S[. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa .Andrews. L, Re J E.rac Broker
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MOBILE HOMES: shed.
* $249,000 o 3BD/2BA former exotic animal $109,000 4.94+/- acres property features
home. Cages galore. home or mobile home pad 50X100 with septic
*-$179,900- 2BD/1BA mobile home on 5 acres tank
that's fenced, has stocked fish pond, and horse $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot
stalls.
* $160 fl .-4BDL BAmuhl h ,ith fire on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
pl, mal din- $5000- 1.09+- acre woodedlot on paved
ing room and walk-in closet, road in heart of Montura.
u $B B dehome $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
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* $91,000 mobile home on ..... [r.',1- 'u iijr,. l
.61+/- acre. $35,000 1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
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* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of canal majestic oaks
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I You can declare independence from citrus canker


Okeechobee has now joined
that infamous list of counties
that is actively battling citrus
canker. According to Florida
Department of Agriculture offi-
cials, there are now four con-
firmed cases of the dreaded cit-
rus canker 'that have been
identified in local commercial
citrus groves.
This past January our office
provided a column from UF/IFAS
iCitrus Agent Jack Hebb on how
homeowners can assist in the
battle against citrus canker.
SWhile it is nothing revolutionary,
in order for Florida to declare its
independence from citrus
canker, everyone must be pre-
pared. Today's column will
update that information. With
everyone's help we can become
independent of this disease.
Local growers have been
afraid that it has just been a mat-
ter of time until citrus canker
would be discovered in our area.
They are preparing their crews
and equipment to deal with this
outbreak. But they need your
help. However, no one is more
susceptible to the importation
and transfer of this disease than
dooryard citrus owners. Home-
owners are usually very proud of
the citrus that can be grown in
their Florida Yards.


Florida has always had a cli-
mate agreeable to growing lots
of citrus. But, our climate has
also encouraged certain prob-
lems that test a citrus tree's abili-
ty to survive. Among the list of
maladies for citrus survival,
there is one that tops the list -
citrus canker.
Citrus canker is a highly con-
tagious disease that attacks the
fruit, stems, and leaves of citrus.
It also causes lesions on the fruit.
The disease is not harmful to
humans or animals, but it will
affect the health and vitality of
citrus trees.
Unlike most citrus diseases,
which are usually plant-like
fungi, citrus canker is a serious
bacterial disease. When a plant
disease is caused by bacteria, the
only ways to control it are to use
chemicals to kill the organism,
or by sanitation, which means
that affected plants must be
burned. .Citrus Canker bacteria
are microscopic, and can be
spread by uncontrollable events
such as by wind, rain, or even by
wildlife. There are also other
cases where human contact has
moved the bacteria into canker-
free areas. The following human
activities can move citrus canker
from an infected area to unaf-
fected locations:


Landscaping (trimming,
chipping, cutting, or pruning cit-
rus trees)
Fruit removal (peeling, buy-
ing, selling, transporting, pick-
ing, etc.)
To prevent the spread of
canker bacteria, use approved
disinfectants on people and
equipment that move into or out
of citrus canker infected areas.
To ensure that canker bacteria on
infected plants are eliminated, all
commercial citrus trees within a
1,900 feet distance of an infected
tree are burned. In the case of cit-
rus growers, it means the
removal of more than 200 acres
per infected tree site in contigu-
ous groves. In a neighborhood or
subdivision, this would mean the
removal of neighboring citrus
trees for many blocks. Home-
owner trees that must be
removed are chipped and dis-
posed by either land filling or
burning the residue.
For homeowners, I recom-
mend the following measures to
help control canker:
(1.) Don't bring suspect citrus.
plants to the office for identifica-
tion. If you suspect any part of a
citrus tree has canker, please do
not remove the leaves, fruit, or
limbs leave them alone. Call
the citrus canker toll-free help


line at (800) 282-5153 or the
Satellite office in Avon Park at
(863) 314-5900. The Florida
Department of Agriculture offi-
cials will promptly respond to
your call by sending an inspector
to the suspected tree location.
Inspectors will identify them-
selves and seek your permission
to view the tree. Do not, and I
repeat, do not remove suspi-
cious citrus tree parts and trans-
port them to another location.
(2.) If you walk, drive or visit
any grove or other property
where canker has been identi-
fied, you should plan on wash-
ing all outer clothing (gardening
clothes, gloves, hats etc.) in a
hot water cycle with laundry
soap immediately following out-
door chores around citrus trees.
Disinfecting your hands can be
done by first washing them with
soap and water, followed by dip-
ping into a chlorine bleach (sodi-
um hydrochloride) disinfectant
solution of approximately 1 oz.
of bleach to 1 gallon of water (a
200 ppm solution).
(3.) Clean all landscape tools
(pruning shears, clippers, chain
saws, pocket knives, etc.) that
have contacted citrus trees. Use
a Clorox-type disinfectant at the
rate of about 6 oz. of bleach to 1
gallon of water (about 1200


ppm). Be sure to wash the tools
clean of any soil or plant residue
before dipping in the bleach
solution.
(4.) Have any landscapers
who work on your property
(yardmen, landscapers, etc. who
may work around citrus trees)
practice the same measures as
listed above. A specific deconta-
mination suggestions bulletin for
landscapers is available at
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/C


anker%20Landscaper%20Proce-
dures.htm.
We encourage all local resi-
dents to be on the lookout for
suspicious looking lesions on
their citrus trees. We need to be
alert and aware. If citrus canker
is not eradicated from our state,,
it could destroy one of Florida's
most important crops, eliminate
many jobs and destroy an abun-
dant product that is enjoyed by
homeowners and consumers.


Citrus canker found at UF research facility J


FORT PIERCE Citrus
canker, one of the most destruc-
tive diseases affecting Florida's
$9 billion citrus industry, has
been found in a University of
Florida citrus research grove at
UF's Indian River Research and
Education Center, or IRREC,
near Fort Pierce..
The discovery, confirmed
iThursday by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, Division of Plant
Industry, will likely require offi-
cials to destroy all of the citrus
trees in IRREC's groves, halting
all citrus research projects there,
said Brian Scully, director of the
center and a professor of horti-
culture with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
or UF/IFAS.
."This canker infection,
- though contained in the early
stages, will temporarily halt all
6f our citrus research projects at
the center," Scully said. "It will
take us a number 6f years to
recover,, but ultimately this set-
back will .offer us a fresh start
and improved groves in which to
conduct research. However, we
will continue to conduct our col-
laborative research in commer-
cial groves with the cooperation
of private industry."
The disease, caused by bacte-
ria in the genus Xanthomonas,
can affect all citrus varieties,
including grapefruit, oranges
and tangerines, which are
grown at IRREC, Scully said.
Trees affected by the disease
develop small brown lesions on
leaves, stems and fruit. Citrus.
canker eventually reduces tree
productivity if left unchecked.
IRREC employees discovered
the outbreak Monday during a
voluntary grove inspection, he
said. UF/IFAS officials immedi-
ately reported the discovery to
the Division of Plant Industry,
which is responsible for the
state's Citrus Canker Eradication
Program.
UF/IFAS will cooperate fully
:with DPI to address the situa-
tion, said Jimmy Cheek, UF sen-
ior vice president for agriculture
and natural resources. Mapping
efforts by the Citrus Canker
Eradication Program will estab-
lish the extent of the infection
and determine which groves will
be affected.


"Our personnel will assist DPI
in identifying all infected trees,"
Cheek said. "After that, we'll
cope with the loss of any trees
that may occur. We now under-
stand a little better what citrus
growers go through when they
face a canker outbreak."'
State citrus canker eradica-
tion procedures require the
destruction of all infected citrus
trees that are found, as well as
any citrus trees located within
1,900 feet of infected citrus trees,
Scully said. These measures
minimize the chances the highly
contagious disease will spread
to other sites.
Currently, six IRREC faculty
and their collaborators from
other UF/IFAS facilities are con-
ducting more than two dozen
experiments in the research
groves, some using trees planted
30 to 50 years ago, he said..
Citrus research efforts' at
IRREC emphasize' plant breed-
ing, entomology, pathology and
Virology, soil and water science,
plant nutrition and irrigation and
post-harvest physiology, Scully
said.
"It is difficult to quantify the
loss'in terms of time, monetary
value and the potential impact


that our research findings have
on the statewide citrus indus-
try," Scully said.
In addition, citrus research
programs at the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture Horticultural
Research Laboratory adjacent to
IRREC are vulnerable to the
effects of the canker infection in
the IRREC groves, said Harold
Browning, statewide coordina-
tor for UF- citrus programs in
teaching, research and exten-
sion.
Scully said h6 believes the
disease did not reach IRREC via
human activity.
"Our facility has been strictly
following the precautions rec-
ommended by the Division of
Plant Industry and used by
growers," he said.
The bacteria that cause citrus
canker can spread on air cur-
rents, in rainwater, and on peo-
ple, animals, plants and farm
equipment, Scully said.
Ongoing canker sanitation
and decontamination efforts will
be stepped up at UF's other cit-
rus research units, including the
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred and the
Southwest Florida Research and
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Caterpillars creeping up on snowbush


Last summer I wrote about a
wonderful shrub for our Florida
Yards Snowbush. One of the
nice things I suggested about this
plant is that it is relatively pest free.
Well it appears that yours truly will
have to start eating crow this week
- an insect population explosion
is taking the snowbush out to
lunch.
Reports are coming in from all
over South Florida that snowbush
are getting chewed up. The critter
responsible for this munching
march has been identified by Uni-
versity of Florida Entomologist Lyle
Buss as the snowbush spanworm
- the subject' of this week's col-'
umn. '
A few weeks ago I was asked to
make a presentation to the Martin
County Master Gardeners, and after
it was over, they cornered me with
a pile of gardening problems they
could not solve. Most were fairly
easy, but one of their residents


brought in a branch from a snow-
bush that was getting all chewed
up.
It was covered with caterpillars
measuring about an inch in length,
and was basically lemon yellow in
color, with black bands and white
spots. The head and tail segments
were orange red in color. And if you
watched as it moved across the
remaining snowbush. leaves, it
crawled like an inchworm. This
habit of movement put it in a group
of moths called the spanworms.
The caterpillar is the larva of the
white-tipped black moth,
Melanchroia chephise. According
to entomologists, it is a common
and sometimes abundant day-fly-
ing moth, found throughout Flori-
da in every month of the year.
When about an inch long, the
larva is full-grown and ready to
change into a pupa. In the land-
scape, the caterpillar drops to the
soil and forms an inch long brown-


colored pointy bug in a case. I
watched several captive caterpillars
in a jar go through these changes
and emerged as moths 'in about a
week.
The adults are day flying, which
is unusual, as most moths are
nighttime navigators. The moths
have a wing span that is a little over
one inch and have a striking velvety
appearance, with dark navy-blue to
black wings. Wings are without
any markings except for white mar-
gined tips on each of the four
wings. The middle body of the
moth (the thorax) is orange in.
color.
Besides snowbush, this caterpil-
lar is known to eat several other
tropical and subtropical plants that
are not commonly found in our
local Florida Yards: Malay goose-
berry, white sapote and snow-on-
the-mountain.
Horticulture agents from Vero
Beach to Homestead have been in


touch with me and have reported
unusually high numbers of this
caterpillar this year. Collier County
Extension Agent Doug Caldwell
reports that they are also found
along coastal southwest Florida.
And last week I 'heard from a
homeowner here in Okeechobee
that some spanworms had taken a
chunk out of his snowbushes here
on the big lake too. I've found sev-
eral references to this insect
appearing in both Texas and
throughout the Caribbean islands.
Speculation is that the large
numbers of this insect may have
some relationship to lastyear's hur-
ricanes or possibly due to this
year's unusually wet weather. It
may also be due to the increased
popularity of snowbushes in our
Florida Yards. Eventually their pop-
ulations will decline, and healthy
snowbushes will flush out a new
set of their beautiful pink and white
leaves.


Court decision doesn't threaten Florida property owners


TALLAHASSEE Last Thurs-
day the U.S. Supreme Court, in
Kelo vs. City of New London, held'
that a Connecticut city may use its
eminent domain authority to take
private property even when the
sole purpose is to provide econom-
ic revitalization through private
development.
The Office of Attorney General
Charlie Crist has reviewed the opin-
ion to determine its potential
impact on private property owners
in Florida, and Attorney General
Crist issued the following state-
ment:
"The United States Supreme
Court's decision raises serious con-
cerns as to the protections afforded
individual property owners. Under
the Court's ruling, citizens who
have lived in an area their entire
lives could be displaced to make


way for private development for
the sole purpose of supporting eco-
nomic development. In states like
Connecticut, city leaders can take a
person's homestead for no other
reason than that another property
owner could, in their opinion, bet-
ter utilize the property for the city's
benefit. This subjects private prop-
erty rights to the whim of municipal
government and undermines the
guarantee that our Founding
Fathers put forth that private prop-
erty should only be taken for a pub-
lic purpose.
"This decision has generated"
much discussion about whether
the same type of taking could hap-
pen in Florida. After reviewing the
decision and considering the differ-
ences between Florida and Con-
necticut law, it is my opinion that it
cannot.


"Florida's Constitution, as inter-
preted by the courts, and Florida.
statutory law provide greater pro-
tection of private property rights
than either the U.S. Constitution or
Connecticut law. Under Florida
law, only if property is designated
as a blighted area can it be taken
through the extraordinary power of
eminent domain for redevelop-
ment, and then only if it would pri-
marily serve a public purpose.
"Quite simply, eminent domain
is not available in Florida if the ben-
efit to a private party is the para-
mount purpose of the project.
While it is usually true that every
new business, manufacturing facil-
ity or industrial plant will provide
some benefit to the city in which it
is located, under Florida law these
benefits to the public are. not suffi-
cient by themselves to allow for the


taking of private property.
"The Florida Legislature long
ago established laws to protect
homeowners' property rights.
Florida law allows for the taking of
private property for redevelopment
purposes only where there exists a
substantial number of deteriorated
structures, economic distress or
danger to life or property, as well as
other additional requirements. In
short, an area must be proven to be
'blighted' before government can
begin the process of taking private
property for private redevelop-
ment.
"I commend House Speaker
Allan Bense for wisely creating a
select committee to study whether
even more protections should be
written into the Florida Statutes to
protect the rights of private proper-
ty owners," Crist concluded.


Attorney General files

suit against "Debt

Termination"O company


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed a
lawsuit against New Leaf Asso-
ciates, LLC, and several associ-
ated businesses and individuals
for their participation in a
phony "debt termination"
scheme.
The lawsuit alleges that
New Leaf and the other civil
defendants took in more than
$8 million from late 2003 until
early this year by claiming they
had a legal "administrative
process" by which they could
completely eliminate credit
card and student loan debts for
their clients as an alternative to
bankruptcy.
An investigation conducted
by the Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division
revealed that New Leaf collect-,
ed fees starting at almost
$4,000 from approximately
2,200 clients who were lured
by the promise that not only
would their debts disappear
but their credit scores would
not be damaged. No debts
were actually terminated by the
program, and numerous con-
sumers suffered financial loss-
es as a result, the state's lawsuit
asserts.
The Attorney General's
Office has received some 185
consumer complaints regard-
ing the New Leaf scam, the
highest total for any single
complaint subject this year.
"Too many consumers are
mired in debt and are desper-
ate to find a way out of their
financial dilemma," said Crist.
"These defendants took advan-


tage of their victims, who were
seeking assistance to solve
their financial problems. Florid-
ians should always remember
that if something sounds too
good to be true, it probably is."
In addition to New Leaf
Associates LLC and its market-
ing arm, Quantum Business
Consultants LLC, the lawsuit
names as defendants 16 indi-
viduals and seven business
entities.
The individuals, including
principals and agents of New
Leaf and Quantum, are: James
M. Patterson, Thomas Spiller,
Luke Anastasakis, Phil Plastic,
Ken Keplinger, Chris Holland,
Paul Greaves, Brett Merl,
Richard Spiller, Kris Schnell,
Cecil Taylor, Lillian Varga,
George W ("Bill") Gute, Ray-
mond Schlang, Chad F. Polley
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farmers brace for outbreaks


CITRA, Fla. Asian soy-
bean rust, a crop-killing disease
first detected in the United
States last fall, has been found
near Citra on soybeans at a Uni-
versity of Florida "sentinel plot"
planted early to detect the fun-
gus.
It was one of two findings
this week that mark the first
appearances of soybean rust
on U.S. soybeans during the
typical growing season, and UF
researchers fear the discovery
signals the beginning of out-
breaks that may devastate the
nation's $16 billion soybean
industry.
The disease was found
Wednesday by Jim Walker, a
biological scientist with the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services,
Division of Plant Industry,
which has been monitoring the
plots in cooperation with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultur-
al Sciences, or UF/IFAS. On
Thursday, a Division of Plant
Industry laboratory confirmed
that the pathogen was Asian
soybean rust, said David
Wright, a UF/IFAS professor of
agronomy in Quincy.
The other discovery was
made Tuesday on a sentinel
plot in Baldwin County, Ala.,
Wright said. Previously, soy-
bean rust was found in Florida
and other Southern states after
the 2004 growing season
ended. The crop is typically
planted in the spring and pro-
duces soybeans in the summer
and early fall.
"There's a lot at stake now
and nobody really knows what
will happen," Wright said. "But
if there are major problems, it
will affect a lot of people."
Losses from the disease -
which kills up to 95 percent of
infected plants could drive
up prices on products ranging
from margarine and peanut
butter to livestock feed and
biodiesel fuel, he said.
UF and state agricultural
experts have joined a nation-
wide effort to help farmers pro-
tect this year's crop, estimated
at 74-million acres, Wright said.
Soybeans are grown in 31


states, with heaviest production
in the Midwest.
By monitoring sentinel plots
at 26 Florida sites, Wright and
other scientists at UF's North
Florida Research and Educa-
tion Center in Quincy hope to
provide data on the disease's
development, distribution and
other factors that could assist
farmers in northern areas of the
nation, Wright said.
The project is funded by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
and the North Central Soybean
Research Program, a consor-
tium representing higher edu-
cationrinstitutions in the 31 soy-
bean-producing U.S. states.
Many growers are con-
cerned about being caught off
guard by soybean rust, because
the fungus, known as Phakop-
sora pachyrhizi, is spread by
tiny spores that can travel hun-
dreds of miles on air currents,
he said.
"The fungus also matures
very quickly," Wright said.
"Once a spore lands on a host
plant it can produce new
spores in nine days."
Despite its name, soybean
rust attacks more than 30
species of legumes, a plant
family that includes beans,
peas and clover, he said. On
soybeans, it causes infected
leaves to develop small brown-
ish spots, then turn yellow and
fall off.
Crop. protection sprays
called fungicides control the
disease in South America,
where soybean rust arrived in
2001, Wright said. But U.S.
farmers fear the sprays could
cut profits.
Fungicide treatments for an
acre of soybeans would cost
$10 to $30 per year, he said.
Protecting the entire U.S. crop
could total more than $1 bil-
lion.
"Soybeans have a low profit
margin, probably $25 to $50
per acre," Wright said. "So
there's not much room for new
expenses."
To determine which fungi-
cides work best under Florida's,
growing conditions, UF
researchers are conducting


field trials of about 20 products,
said Jim Marois, a UF plant
pathologist. The trials, held at
the Quincy center, will also
investigate application meth-
ods.
"Growers prefer the lowest-
priced products that work,"
Marois said. "We want to help
them make informed choices."
UF researchers will also
investigate tilling methods that
bury old plant residue, a prac-
tice that could prevent dormant
spores from starting new out-
breaks, he said.
"This method will only work
against spores that survive the
winter here, and we're not sure
that will happen," Marois said.
"We hope not, because then
we'll only have outbreaks if
spores arrive from other cpun-
tries."
Native to Asia, soybean rust
is believed to have reached the
United States in September
when winds- from Hurricane
Ivan transported spores from
South America, he said. There,
the disease affects Brazil,
Bolivia and Paraguay.
Concerns about internation-
al terrorism spurred U.S. prepa-
rations for soybean rust, Marois
said. In the aftermath of the
Sept. 11 disaster, it was identi-
fied as a possible bioterrorism
agent, which led to the devel-
opment of federal programs to
identify and respond to the dis-
ease.
"We've had a very coordi-
nated effort," Marois said.
"Although nobody's happy soy-
bean rust is here, the silver lin-
ing is that we're learning more
about how we can take a
nationwide approach to crop
diseases."
Florida will be a critical state
in the fight against soybean
rust, said X.B. Yang, a professor
of plant pathology at Iowa State
University in Ames.
"What happens in Florida
may well determine the risk
level for Midwest states," said
Yang, who is part of an Iowa
group collaborating with UF
researchers. "Information gen-
erated by UF scientists is essen-
tial for colleagues in the north."


Amendment funds HOPE VI


WASHINGTON D.C. U.S.
Rep. Katherine Harris (R), of
Florida, took to the House floor in
a successful fight for increased
funding for the HOPE VI grant
program, which provides grants
to distressed communities for
restoring and revitalizing public
housing.
Rep. Harris joined Rep. Artur
Davis, an Alabama democrat, to
introduce an amendment to the
Transportation, Treasury and
Housing and Urban Develop-
ment Appropriations bill to
restore $60 million in funding for
the grant program, which is
administered by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD).
The bipartisan amendment
passed the House by a vote of
248-173.
"We have all seen the stories
of the conditions that exist in
public housing developments
throughout the nation dilapi-
dated buildings and homes, ram-
pant insect and rodent infesta-
tions, barely functional plumbing


and sewage that flows into chil-
dren's playground areas; high
rates of violence and crime," Har-
ris said in floor debate on her
amendment. "These are the con-
ditions that have overtaken too
many of our public housing facili-
ties the conditions in which
too many families are struggling
to live and to raise their children.
This program is aptly named
because HOPE is exactly what
these grants bring to these dis-
tressed communities."
Created in 1992 by former
President Bush and then-HUD
Secretary Jack Kemp to renovate
existing public housing sites and
replace them with new mixed-
income housing, the HOPE VI
grant program has revitalized
troubled and distressed commu-
nities across the United States. As
of June 2004, HOPE VI grants had
led to the rehabilitation of more
than 11,570 units of existing pub-
lic housing and the construction
of more than 83,100 new housing
units.
A longtime advocate of pro-


moving quality, affordable hous-
ing for all Americans, Harris
pointed to the results that a HOPE
VI grant had brought to Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Bradenton,
Fla. Harris pointed to the Braden-
ton Village revitalization project,
which was funded by HOPE VI
grants, resulting in a vibrant and
thriving community. That project,
Harris pointed out, was a suc-
cessful collaboration between
the local and federal govern-
ments, the private sector and
local community activists.
"This $60 million is a relatively
modest investment that will
make a big difference in the com-
munities that benefit from these
grants," Harris said. "I am
pleased that my colleagues
joined me. and Congressman
Davis in recognizing the success
and promise of this program, and
I will continue working with my
colleagues to encourage them to
provide further funding to the
HOPE VI program when the
appropriations bill comes before
the conference committee."


Mobile command center is depolyed


Emergency Mobile Command
Center is deployed to the Florida
panhandle by the South Florida
Water Management District.
A 48-foot trailer transformed
into a state-of-the-art emergency
command post on wheels was
deployed to the Florida panhan-
dle on Sunday. The South. Florida
Water Management District sent
its Mobile Command Center for
eventual deployment into the
areas impacted by Hurricane
Dennis, It is to be used by the state


Emergency Command Team.
"We are proud to be able to
support our state at a time like
this," said Carol Wehle, District
executive director. "This is an
exceptional vehicle that can run
'operations for an entire com-
mand team. It is a self-contained
unit able to respond to disasters in
remote areas."
The Mobile Center is capable
of providing food, water, shelter
and sanitation for-five personnel
for up to five days. The vehicle


contains computers, air condi-
tioning, a 20 KW quiet generator,
short-wave radio and satellite-
connecting phones and faxes.
The District is the first of the
state's five water management
district's to have such a unit. The
trailer was purchased and outfit-
ted by District craftspeople using
a $50,000 grant from the. state of
Florida Division of Emergency
Management. It took nine months
to transform the former moving
van into the mobile field office.


,Gas price gouging complaints pouring in


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist said his staff
has received an extraordinary
number of price gouging com-
plaints due to the past approach
of Hurricane Dennis, particularly
from the Panhandle area, and
pledged to aggressively investi-
gate the complaints.
Multiple complaints of exces-
sive price increases have poured
into the Attorney General's Fraud
Hotline, many of them reporting
gas price increases of 20 to 40


cents per gallon in a 24-hour peri-
od. One caller reported an
increase from $2.18 per gallon to
$2.89.
"We are already looking into
these reports and are most inter-
ested in hearing an explanation
for price increases of 20 to 30 per-
cent once the state of emergency
was declared," said Crist. "People
are leaving their homes trying to
escape with their lives and can ill
afford to pay exorbitant prices for
necessities."


The Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division is already
looking into the more than 300
complaints received through the
Fraud Hotline as of 4 p.m. Friday.
More than 95 percent of those
complaints have involved fuel
costs.

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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
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Personals 150
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MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423

JACK RUSSEL TERRIER- fe-
male, vic of N. Labelle, Ivan
& Alex Blvd.
(863)673-8971. Reward
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 751bs.
Vic of Marshall Field Rd about
2 days. (863)675-3931
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Rambo, blk/bwn w/ blk collar,
10 lbs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634

DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mix to Good Home Only
Friendly, good w/kids
(863)763-3543
KITTEN- (F) playful, great with
kids, litter box trained. To go
home only (863)342-2974.


KITTENS (5) Black & white
Bob Tail. 6wks old. Males &
females. Free to good
homes (863)357-2638
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul.
(863)467-2571.
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957





CLEWISTON: Sat. & Sun.
July 16th-17th, 9am-3pm,
113 N Francisco St.
Used Restaurant equipment
& many miscellaneous items.


Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
( 813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ALL TRADESMEN:
PF/PW/BK/MC,
CR/EL/TW/MW/EO/RG/SM/I
W/ & PA/TB/PL/CO/CW/W.
Work out of state with top
pay & per diem. Resume to:
Craft Network, Box 137472,
Clermont, FL 34713.
BODY MAN (2)
Must have Body Work exp.
Ability to do collision repair
& restoration required.
PAINTERS HELPER (1)


$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
0art-time. No Experience. A
t of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code.J-14.


Now Hiring
Management
i'm lovin'if

McDonald's of the Glades
(Belle Glade, Clewiston, and LaBelle)
are looking for a few good
people for Management. We are
looking for friendly, honest, self
starters, with excellent people
skills.

Starting pay based on
experience
Medical, life, dental, vision
insurance
Five day work week
Paid training
Paid vacation

To set up an interview
please call Amanda at
863-612-0333

Nisbet Enterprises Inc.
PO Box 1920
LaBelle, FL 33935


ELECTIONS SPECIALIST I, $10.40/Hr. Includes
voter registration, maintenance of voter registra-
tibn records and answering gen. telephone in-
quiries and data entry. HS/eq. and 1 yr. gen.
office or legal clerical work.
ELECTIONS SPECIALIST II, $11.37/Hr. (See
Elections Spec. I.) Will solve more routine work
problems & assist in absentee ballot and early
voting process. HS/eq. and 1 yr. exp. working in
an elections office/related work.
Apply directly to Supervisor of Elections, 240 S.
Military Trail, WPB. Submit completed SOE appl.
or Board of County Commissioners' appl. (visit
www.pbcgov.com). Tel: 561-656-6200; Toll-
free from Glades: 1-866-868-3321; Fax
561-656-6287. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) (Appli-
cation deadline: 7/15/05-Note: Deadline may
possibly be extended.)

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


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
June 28, 2005


SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $35,000 $45,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Plan, coordinate, direct and exercise
general supervision of all solid waste operational activities and
services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of modern
techniques, methods, procedures and practices of solid waste
processing and dip'.pSi. Arihry i: plan, direct, supervise and
inspect solid waste program activities in compliance with
Florida Department of Environmental Protection rules and
regulations. Skill in developing, preparing and presenting long-
range plans and programs relating to the County's Solid Waste
Activity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited
high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diplo-
ma. B.S. degree in either Civil Engineering or Environmental
Science considered a plus. Eight years experience in the field
of solid waste or public works, including four years in a super-
visory capacity. Must maintain a valid Florida Landfill.Opera-
tors Certificate while employed. Must possess a valid Florida
Landfill Operators Certificate while employed. Must possess a
valid Florida Drivers License while employed.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., 5 days per week.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Post Office Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


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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


Alico. Inc. I n
Is now hiring CANKER INSPECTORS.
for the Citrus Division.
Experience a plus.
Must have valid driver's license.
Benefits included.
Apply in person at the Alico office,
.640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Alico, Inc, is and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program
Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net


An equal opportunity employer

TRAINING SPECIALIST II
(Training & Development Specialists)
4#64081279)
Training position working with Teen Health
Center Program; ability to do educational
presentations; must be able to flex schedule
& travel; bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Winnie @863-674-4041 x138
for more details.


Administrative Assistant
(F-T)
$23,707 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Office Assistant (F-T)
$19,947 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Officer
$14.68. hour
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Sergeant (F-T)
$40,250 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)


Firefighter Driver
Engineer
$33,919 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)


Utility Systems
Coordinator (F-T)
$35,700 Ann.
Service Tech I
$8.37 per hour
Director of Public
Safety (F-T)
Closing: 07-25-05
$70,636 Ann.
Field Service
Representative
Closing: 07-25-05
$10.00 hour
Unless stated-
All positions are open
until filled.
Complete Employment
Applications must be on
file at:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources
Department
110 Dr Martin Luther King
Jr. Blvd., W. Belle Glade,
FL 33430-3900
Bus. Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
For agribusiness in
Clewiston area, general
office, typing & computer
skills required. Position
offers a competitive wage
To apply send resume with
current salary to Hilliard
Brothers of Florida. 5500
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116
DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.


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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Pahokee Housing Authority is seeking quali-
fied individuals for two positions:

Modernization Coordinator. Responsible for de-
veloping, evaluating, and implementing, rehabili-
tation, renovations and/or reconstruction for all
modernization programs for the Housing Au-
thority, in accordance with HUD's Federal regu-
lations and guidelines. Duties include:
preparation of Annual and Five-Year Capital Fund
application; file maintenance; budget develop-
ment, ensuring compliance with HUD regula-
tions; A/E plan review and construction
administration; change order review, preparation
of invitations to bid and requests for proposals,
coordinating bid openings;.preparation of A/E
and construction contracts. Must have ability to
interpret blue prints, maps and construction
plans relating to modernization projects. Re-
quires Bachelors Degree in Business Adminis-
tration; at least three (3) years experience in
contract and construction administration
(experience may substitute for degree); ability to
work well independently; must have a valid,
Florida Driver's Ucense. Must have good com-
munication and analytical skills; must be profi-
cient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
software. Essential functions to be included in
position description. Salary $32,000-$35,000
based on experience. Good Benefits.


Office Assistant. Must be 18 years or older; at
least two years experience in performing general
clerical functions and transcribing minutes;
ability to work well independently; good commu-
nication skills; must have a valid, Florida Driver's
License; type 50 CWPM; bilingual helpful. Job
specific pre-employment test will be given on
date of interview.

Qualified applicants for both positions must
submit resume to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc., 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476. All applicants
must complete an application, even if resumes
are submitted. Deadline for submitting applica-
tions/resumes is 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 15,
2005. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and Promotes a Drug-Free
Workplace.


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
(2) MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS
S.... 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


SENIOR CONNECTIONS OF SW FL, INC.

Program Coordinator needed to manage pro-
grams for older adults in Hendry/Glades Co. F/T
position, great pay and benefits for degree can-
didate. We're looking for "Personality Plus" per-
son to help us expand our volunteer caregiving
programs. Must have degree in human services
orrelated field, clean FL driver license. Back-
ground checks done on all new hires. Send re-
sume to Coordinator Search, POB 2400,
LaBelle, FL 33975-2400. Position open until
filled.

Personal Care Aides needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades
Counties. Must have CNA certificate, H.S. diplo-
ma or GED, clean Fl driver license. Background
checks done on all new hires. Name your hours-
we'll work with you as long as you have a heart
for seniors!

Call our office nearest you for more info about job
openings in your area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Cle-
wiston: 983-7088, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We
are an EOE.

City of Clewiston
Immediate Opening
Police Dispatcher
High school diploma or GED required. Position
requires working shift work, weekends & holidays.
This is a full time position w/ benefits package.
Job description & applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey, Human Resources
115 W Ventura Ave.
Position is open until filled. EOE/DFWP


Southern Gardens Groves
Seeks a Heavy Equipment Operator experienced in
excavators, graders, front end loaders & pan
machines. Requires good driving record w/ Class D
or CDLlicense. Good bonus 401K& benefits


Fax (863)902....


BOOKKEEPER,
|| Full time position for busy ag. office,
ust be experienced In computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Stron accounting background
& attn. for detail. ax resume w/salary req.
-^ to 863-983-5116. /


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CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel aplus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197

Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechoabee


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Registered Nurses
-Full time Med./Surg. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am, FL RN Lie., 1
yr experience preferred will train new graduate,
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LPN I &i
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Per Diem Pharmacy Technician

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Full Time Certified Dietary Manager

Director of Quality Improvement


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Part time- PBX operator

Conpet- e Sal3 r E. r esiimret: 86- -er = *
t.DruC Free Workpl-ce EOE -
Drug Free Workplace EDE


The GEO Group, Inc.


* RN'S & LPN'S NEEDED
The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.


WE OFFER: Top Pay,
Medical, Dental, Short term disability, 401 K, Paid
Vacation & Holidays and Life Insurance


THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493


Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


The Seminole Tribe
of Florida Health Department
has an opening for a
Medical Assistant
at our Big Cypress Reservation.


Maintain patient rooms, Triage patients, check
vitals, Venipuncture, Immunizations, Dressing
changes, Assist ARNP, RN, MD with procedures,
Document logs & charts, Assist w/office
coverage. Grad of accredited MA program &
current CPR req. FL Drivers lic.

,.,,,, Resumes via email:
galtman(5semtribe.com
Fax: 954-967-3477,,or mail to:
HR; 6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024.
Applications avail, at www.seminoletribe.com


Thq GEO Group, Inc.

*. CERTIFIED DENTAL TECHNICIAN
The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H


LABOR (i*FINDERS\

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


HAMAN RANCH
A new facility on Hwy 80 has
multiple employment oppor-
tunities for individuals having
or desiring work with ani-
mals. Competitive salaries
and attractive benefits. For
further information, call
(305)245-1551 or
(239)464-1178 between
9am-4pm.

MAINT.
MECHANIC
SPECIALIST
Needed for Short Term
Project. 1-2 years exp.
working with interior
and exterior renova-
tion, electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting,
plumbing, and tile set-
ting. Must have a posi-
tive attitude and be will
to work FT hours dur-
ing the project. Apply in
person at 1201 S. Main
St., Belle Glade, FL
EOE/M/F/DFWP
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
Flexible hours, Starting pay
$10.00/hr.
(561)261-0589
TACO BELL
NOW HIRING MANAGERS
FOR THE BELLEGLADE
LOCATION. *
PLEASE APPLY WITHIN




Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
TRUCK TIRE EXPERIENCE
Must have good driving record
DFWP Top pay for industry.
(561)261-0589
Wanted
Shift Supervisor
Machine Operator
Warehouse Laborers
Drug Free. Speak English
Apply in person
RKO Industries, Inc.
1275 Commerce Drive
Labelle

When you want some-'
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


Emilome
Pa-rTime


.m
Improvemen


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


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PL.e (561)996-4524
(u. 56 /)996:9066

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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale In the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
Jamesonc@
hendry.kl2.fl.us


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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Machine units/You OK Loca-
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$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.
$5.9 Trillion Industry Needs
YOU. Earn $1000/sale. We
do 95% and You just place
ads like this. $1995 fee.
( 8 6 6 9 6 1 -5 0 3 1 :
877)821-2420 (jkl391).
$800 POSSIBLE weekly in-
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Free supplies. Genuine op-
portunity. Free info. Call
now! (708)536-7030.
ABSOLUTELY FREE INFO ON-
LINE! Work from any loca-
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Great training. $25-$75/HR.
PT/FT. Grow with expanding
International Company!
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ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will.not be undersold!

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
'never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are.that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

OPPORTUNITY MEETING!!!
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @7:00PM.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
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$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051 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
#11.6.
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!Apartment


AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best- offer.
(863)675-2624.
BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
$500 (863)467-6805
DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,
Good condition. Beautiful
Piece. $200.
(302)492-3488
'HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837


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FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490



UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654


BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x16'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
FLORIDA BUILDING
BLOWOUT
FL PRODUCT APPROVED
30 X 40, 40 X 60, 40 X 100
LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com
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.
WINDOWS: 20, Assorted
Sized, Roll Out. $800 for all,
will sep. 863-675-7761 or
863-843-8101


FIBERGLASS STEPS- New,
For Mobile Home 4 raiser
with railings $300.
(863)467-8005
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WICKER SET-2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650
(863)357-8788


COLLAPSIBLE WHEELCHAIR
Lightweight, $95
(863)763-2458
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458


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

561-993-1160


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DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys I Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


Conitonrs 055'


EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. 863-447-1141



ROSENTHAL-8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233


CLOTHES- 6-Shirts & 5-pair
of pants. Sizes small & Me-
dium. $60. (863)697-8319
GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.



COMPUTER, Compaq, key-
board, mouse tower, &
desk, $149. (863)983-77.51
DELL COMPUTER. Windows
XR 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.






BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
(863)763-8642
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/ mattress $300
(863)675-2969
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
$75 or best offer.
(863)357-3633
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
w/table and lamps & BED
ROOM .SET, Queen. $1500
for all. (561)261-0713
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200 (863)635-4690
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around,.w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546.
SOFA BED, 2-chairs, Dinette
set w/.4-chairs,. Sto.rage.
chest, 2-office desk 6-office'
chairs $2000 561-924-7989
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873



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.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


BUSHMASTER CARBINE-
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells $200. (863)447-0099



POWERHOUSE FITNESS GYM
10 or more exercises. New.
$85 (863)983-5597
Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250 neg. (863)467-8548



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
863-697-1123



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149


FISHING LURES, 113, New,'
still in box. Asking $400 all,
may separate. 239-357-6889
POOL TABLE- World Leisure
Championship Tournament
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
(863)357-1572.


COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 52 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074



Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.


TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033


LOOKING FOR: Electric Riding
Lawn Mower. Please call
any time. (863)983-7996


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline.
com.

GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.flodda-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793

-ical
Instrumets 066


OKEECHOBEE- Private
BR/bath, full use of home,
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.
(863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or
(863)357-1426 eve/week-
ends.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. inclds every-
thing (863)228-3887


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspeotion1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




GAS STATION- Clewiston, Fla,
Great location, very high in-
come. Other gas stations
also available. Call Peter
Bleykhman, Keller Williams
Realty (561)459-0232.


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PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
(419)688-1669

WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
(419)946-1008


HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
REG PASO FINO MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.



LAWN MOWER- Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/ weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all;
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202/.261-4999
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449


FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
great pets or lawnmowers,
$150. (863)675-4098
LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses &livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals I



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.




PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
Space from 910 sf up to
3,600sf. Excellent location
with professional tenant mix.
Call todayl!
Contact Apnl Hart
561-996-8080 ext 10.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

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DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like-new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)924-7989


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AIR CONDITIONERS- 5 ton,
reverse cycle, $1000 you
must move. (863)467-2571.


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OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-924-7989-
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1ALPACKA $500 or trade
(863)673-1567
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BIRD DOGS (4)
English Pointer,
Rejdy to hunt $500
1i6316'97-2%'69
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Appro. 8 w' old Pure bred
Mal1e Snoi:.'Worrmed $1.350
186316,6. 32260'67-74 1 :221
BURMESE PYTHON. Fu
FrFemjie Vry lame t.300 or
:,,Ionnr 63.3228. 72`:0
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 i ,lod 1.
Tot1 Grii.I kid ..1i)0. or
!863i|673-0476 .75-0 .25
LLAMA i500 o, irde
(86 |3P,7l3-15, |
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wA':
.jr O, I5 .i2 i i:,r r ali... .i,
$250 lor leimaltsb.
(863)983-5597
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230


Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. For De-
tails Call (866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- 6 seats, new cost
$3100. Good condition.
selling for $900.
(863)467-8005
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-1794
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500. (239)657-9195

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* Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$275,000
S4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MOvTPRA
SWooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa $55,000


3 Bedrmoas, 2 Bats Modular Honme i
Moore Haven. Go art in'deL. 55+mi.
AMatSeel119,000l.


LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed
MOOREHAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAOG LA4M & LOTS
SFarm Land Available
Cal for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
* 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
* 2BR, 1BA in Moore Haven
$525/mo.


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,David Rister 634-2157
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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


LAND, 5%/ acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, $210,000.
3 0,5 -34'2-7 1 3 3/
305-636-5092.
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry
S County. Could Divide.
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*LAND FOR SALE*
S 41.4 Acres in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654

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ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
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of NC. Deep water lake with
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redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best 'selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
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BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
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GMACReal Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Closeout Sale! LAKEVIEW
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with Free Boat Slip! 10% OFF
plus Pay NO Closing Costs!
S High elevation, beautifully
wooded lake view parcels.
Across from national forest
on Norris Lake in Eastern
Tenn. Call now
S(800)704-3154, ext 625
i Sunset Bay, LLC.
GATED MOUNTAIN COMMU-
NITY NEAR ASHEVILLE, NC,
Spectacular view & river
lots. Clubhouse, paved
roads, hiking, fishing. Grand
SOpening August 12- 15.
Huge Incentives!
(866)411-5263
www.BearRiverLodge.net.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
SGated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up,.
Call today (877)266-7376.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North- Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage.. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.


Grand Opening! Lakefront
' Acreage from $69,900. Pay
NO Closing Costs*! July 30
& 31. Spectacular new wa-
terfront community on one
of the largest & cleanest
mountain lakes in America!'
Large, estate-size parcels,
gentle slope to water, gor-
geous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Lake access
from $29,900. Low financ-
ing. Call now
(800)564-5092 x 215 "re-
strictions apply".
GRAND OPENING! Winding
River Preserve II July 30 &
31. Ocala/Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
New semi- private gated
community featuring parcels
w/ frontage on the Wacas-
sassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/ deer
& turkey. SAVE up to
$20,000! Great financing.
Call toll-free (866)352-2249,
x 517 or www.fllandbar-
gains.com.
LAND NEAR ASHVILLE NC
10.5 ac. Great Views, Loca-
tion, Privacy & Access for
main Rd. Ideal for Retire-
ment Estate! For pictures &
info go to:
www.madisoncounty
acreage.com
(561)459-0232
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
2.75 acres w/ 50 mile view
or 1 acre lakefront lot only
$85,000. Private commu-
nities with views, creeks, riv-
er and lake access. Swim,
fish, hike. Other lots from
$20,000- $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,990. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LANDI
New Tennessee Lake Proper-
ty from $19,900! 7 Acre par-
cel $34,900. Lake Parcel
and LogCabin Package
$54,900. (866)770-5263
ext. 8 for details.



LaBelle 2br, 11/ba, $650 a
mo. + $650 sec & $650 1st
month, ref. req'd. After 5p or
Iv msg (863)675-6651
LaBelle 2br, 1'/2ba, $650 a
mo. + $650 sec & $650 1st
month, ref. req'd. After 5p or
Iv msg (863)675-6651



MOBILE HOME 14x60, 2
Bdrm., 1 Ba. Great fishing on
Lake Reddie. 55 or older rental
lot $25,000 (863)517-1570
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotblit, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
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Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


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4EMLLEW~NDJM 900 Building 2476 sq. ft. on
Moore Haven Yacht Club Lots Zoned R -B
-iND 8 8 Lots Zoned R1-B
Lot9&AU&PEND ISo0o $400,-0'0
3BlAMPENDWS)00 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
2B MP d.80 $500,000
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3BR, 2B Ql, rkshop Business Opportunilty
W 9'$340,000 Call for Details
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MOBILE HOVES 100 acres $2.5m
3BR,2Ba,SMU II $67,500 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BAEasy Life $87,000 & Apt. $173,000
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor
$87,500 ACREAGE
3BR, 2BARidgdill $84,900 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
MONTURA Citrus SOLDi /$94,900
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Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


CEmlHOWMEs
OF CLEWISTON

1 REDUCED
ery Nice,
22 DW,
Fenced,
Screen Porch,
DW Carport,'
2 Sheds
$72,900


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


3 Tropical #28
/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport;
10xlOShed.
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3/2DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed

2160W. Hwy.27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N of WAL-MART
983-4663
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MOORE HAVEN, 4 BR, 2 BA
on landscaped private lot w/
Screen porch & dbl. car port.
$160,000.(863)946-2585
Moore Haven, '95, Fleetwood,
3br, 2ba, fum., 16x80, nice,
must be moved. Zone 2.
$16,500. (863)946-0670
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here- Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
ClewIston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation



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



BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
FIBERGLASS, BOAT 14it w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb'
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210 .


Itasca Winnebago, '84, 2712
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-24802 -
RV- '9 Prowler, 25', 5th
Wheeler. Great shape, Clean
$4000. (863)697-2043
RV'S (2) one w/screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
Formore information call
(863)763-3599

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This One
STARCRAFT, POP UP CAMP-
ER, $800. (863)675-6070



BASS BOAT SEATS .(2) pad-
.ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,
$250.(863)528-1894
\


TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or .best offer.
(863)605-1203
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
(863)674-0898.



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
: (863)227-2600
SUZUKI 50-4 Wheeler, Runs
good. $700.(863)467-6901
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
(863)357-1960 or
(863)634-5402.


Automobiles




Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC SEVILLE '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.
CAVALIER -WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
(863)610-0415
CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
(863)697-3090
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD ESCORT-'91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818
FORD LTD 1984, Runs w/title.
Needs works. $300.
(863)675-4869
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little'$1250.
(863)467-4598
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.


OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '99,
* ex-c. cond., $3,000.
(863)763-8989 '
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
(863)612-0009
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm'






DODGE DURANGO'01
V8, low mi, fully loaded, all
power, a/c, leather, GPS,
max. care warranty trans.
$19,000 neg. (863)983-6018
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold.
Air. $5500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must
sell. $1300 (863)381-0432


CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
(863)517-1177


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
FORD RANGER- '98, Wrecked,
Hit on the drivers front .side.
No damage to motor, Low
mi. $1000.863-634-2077
ISUZU PUP- '85, For parts on-
ly. $150. (863)763-5147
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
RIMS & TIRES- 4 AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick


BARBARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court
By/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
66602 CGS 7/7,14/05
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on 7/16/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
will sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property hereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:
Angela Billings B-6
Sofa, love seat washer,
dryer & mattresses
Stephonle Yardley L-20
Headboard, footboard, misc. boxes
Anna Pereliro A-6
Mattresses, desk, baby bed,
misc. Items.
Robert Hassen 6
Household furniture, bike, misc. Items.
MarclaHassen B-13 & C-10
Misc. boxes & items
Brad Swearingen J-56
Table, recliner, sofa, cabinet,
misc. Items
Lynda Davis 113
Misc. items
65696 CGS 7/7/14/05


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TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
per's. $600. (863)528-1894




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.
DODGE RAM CHARGER'85
$800 (863)634-3896 -
FORD F150 1990, New Drive
Shaft, Tires. Good trans &
AC. High miles. $850 As
Is. (863)763-2756
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4104
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.
NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896
TOOL BOX- 5' Inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760.
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FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
ty. $1250. (772)489-6837
FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.


Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, great interior $800
(863)467-6805


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005.
AMARILIS VAZQUEZ
AND VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
Plaintiffs
Vs.
LOURDES FERNANDEZ AND SUSANA
FERNANDEZ, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Lourdes Fernandez
Edificio D-72, Apt#5
Zona7Alamar .
La Habana, Cuba
Susana Fernandez
Pasaje Cumbre 51
e/13 and 14
Lawton, La Habana, Cuba
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action of
Partition on the following described
property:
Lot 11 Block 28, Monture Ranches First
Subdivision according to the Plat here-
of as recorded In Plat Book 3, at pag-
es 37, 38 and 39 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
has been filed against you, Lourdes Fer-
nandez and Susana Fernandez, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, If any, to it on
Elizabeth A. Merceret, Esq., whose ad-
dress is 1800 West 49th Street, Sube
332, Hialeah, Florida 33012, on or be-
fore August 10, 2005 and to file the
original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
Dated on this 22nd day of June, 2005.
Elizabeth A. Merceret, Esq.
Attorney for Defendants
1800W. 49th Street,
o Suite 332
Hialeah, Florida 33012
PH: (305) 558-5660
Ha.Bar N0o:220094
68068 CGS 7/14,21/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Deutsche Bank NationealTrust
Company, as Trustee,
Plaintiff
vs. No. 04-1132 CA
Ronald J. Power; Patricia A. Power,
el al., Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Noice is hereby given that, pursuant to
that Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 27, 2005, and entered in
civil case number 04-1132 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cult In and for Hendry County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, is
Plaintiff and Ronald J. Power Patricia
A. Power, Is/are Defendants)l, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in front of the main Clerk's office,
being on the second floor hallway,
Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle,
Florida, Hendry County, Florida, at
11:00 am on the 27th day of July,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth In said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 19, BLOCK 0, RIDGEVIEW ES-
TATES ADDITION NO. 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
6, PAGES 122 AND 123 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuoant to the Fair Debt Col-
lection Practtcee Act you are advised
that this law firm is deemed to be a
debt collector atfemptong to collect a
debt and any inaormateon obtained
will be used for that purpose.
Dated the 28th day of June, 2005.


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/2/05
SUBJECT AREA: 217 Time Schedules
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
time schedules.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41,1012.22,1001,42 and 1001,43 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1001.42 AND
1001.43 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for time sched-
ules.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendy County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 2, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule oevilopment Workshop will be held at a time aqd date to be advertised in
the future. '
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing,a hearing. The request shall be submitted th The Superintendet
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration
Notice: Inspection and copying of all witten materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtain by request, In
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be Judlclally no-
tices and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate In this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintedent of Schools at
(863) T674-46 or at the Hendry County Ceourthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at
least 48 hours prior to themeeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(2), ES.
67303 CGS 7/14,21,28 CB 7/28/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF -
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR THE ADOPTING OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of
the Everglades Agricultural Area Environmental protection District wil be held on
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. (or Immediately following the Annual
Landowners' Meeting) in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade, Florida 33430.
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objections to the budget as pro-
posed, to make such changes t the proposed budget as the Board o Supervis-
ors deems necessary nd to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board aol
Supervinsors forthe DistricL
If any person decides t appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings e/she will need
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal isto be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re
quirng special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because of a
r Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five(5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2005.
BY: Chades E Schoech, AssL Secretary and Counsel o the District
66708 CGS 7/7,14/05

S NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuantto a Writ of Execution, Issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 14th day of March 2005, In the cause
wherein Clara Interatooal LTD, Inc. was paintifff and Rocky' Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis Melanie Davis are defendants, being Case sonumbel
96-2509CA21, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, St, as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, tite and interest tof the defendant Royes
RoofingCorpration; aLester Davis, Melanie Davis, in and to the following de-

NE rlit of w 1~o01 id I'd 1, ,E 1,'4 2 5 AC LK B LOT 11i Pur,:I #:
l* .s1 1i .i -2I-.l Ol tl LAsir j r. i. r 11 uir L yc r i Ave .n i,, oi r fL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, In the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house LaBatelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will offeorfor s ale allthe said dendantsa Rockys Roofing Corpsoration
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, right, title and interest In the aforesaid real proper
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 CAS IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the' payment of costs and the satis-
action of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr
Sherif
Hendry County, Florid
l I f By:sAndy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff
59661 CGS 6/23,30;7/7,14/05

INVITATION FOR SUBCONTRACTOR PRE-QUALIFICATION
Subconactars, suppliers, vendors of all trades and services are invited to partici-
pate in thIs prqualltficatlon invitation. Only pre-qualifed bidders will be Invited to
Sbid on.the construction of Labelle Middle School Media Center Addition and
Recnovation.e
To be considered you must send a letter of Interest requesting a Pre-Qualficator
Package. You must submit the completed Pre-Qualification Package prior to suB-
mitting any proposals or bids. Please fill out and return all qualification forms to:
SJonathan Smothermon, Project Manager
W. G. Mills, Inc.
4091 Colonial Blvd., Suite 200
Ft Myers, FL 33912
Phone (239)275-3003 Fa(239)275-4662
This invitation Is the only opportunity to participate in the bidding process. This is
compliance snd contact the approved bidders to pearticIpate in Part II. Once .a
subconactor or supplier I approved to participate in Part II, they will be notified
as to when they can pick up their bid package.
W. G. Mills Inc.s an Equal Opportnity Employer and is actively seeking all certi-
fied M/WEB and Small Business subcontractors and suppliers to submit bids onr
any portion of this project which may fa within their scope of services.
W. G. Mills, Inc. reserves the right not to consider bid packages without the return
of the Pre-Qualitrcation Package.
68004 CB/CGS 7/14/05


EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF 2005
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries ol
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS-
ERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:00 am. In Commission Cham-
hers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 r. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Bells
Glade, Florida 33430, for the following purposes:
1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine;
2. Election of Supsrnisor(s); and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting. .
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to adopt a budget for fiscal year 2005-2006 and tc
transact any and all business that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervsor
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she wll need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of The Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because ofe
disability orphysical impairment, should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles
F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five(5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2005.
BY: Chades F. Schoech, AsL oSecretary and Counsel to the District
66700CGS7/7,14/05 .


NOTICETO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until JULY
26, 20052:00pm fr Bid #006-0001,
PROPANE GAS LABELLE AREA.
Specifications will be available at the
'Board's Finance Office at 111 Curry
Street In LaBelle. Call (863) 674-4100
to have the specifications faxed or
mailed.
Hendry County School Board
RIck Murphy, Chairman
67316 CB/CGS 7/7,14/05
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authorti Fl-
nancial Committee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, July 28 at 10:00 a.m. In the Con-
ference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugardand
Highway, Clewiston, RFlorida.
68039 CGS 7/14/0.5
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Aucton
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to RFlorida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt. FL 33438 on July 25, 2005
at 9:00 AM.
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