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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: August 18, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928
Number 11 Thursday, August 18,2005


Clewist


At a Glance


Fish fry
New Bethel AME Church in
Clewiston will be having a fish
fry on Friday; Aug. 19 at 11 a.m.
sandwiches and drink is $4.50.
Dinners are also available. For
more information, please call
228-7328 or 228-417.
Clewiston Sugar
Dolls new class
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls
:will start their fall/winter ses-
sion Aug. 10. Classes are held at
:Central Elementary every
Wednesday. Beginners ages 4-
12, class at 3 p.m. Ages 13 and
up, class is at 4 p.m. All classes
.are in the cafeteria.
Classes, consist of Baton
twirling, dance, Pom-poms,
Sand new this year, flag and flag
i Corp, color guard. You may
take one class or all classes.
Classes are $25 per month.
Registration fee is $12, which
includes your insurance. For
more information, please call
Judy at (8630 677-0225.
Dr. Hernandez
will be retiring
H & M Dental services and
SDr. Mario Hernandez
announces his retirement from
the Clewiston dental office. At
the same time he is introducing
i.: a new .dentist who will take
care of the practice starting
Oct.17. Her name is Gelsys
-Valdes, who graduated from
the University of Pennsylvania.
She will be more than happy to
take Dr. Hernandez's dental
practice.
If for any reason you need to
Stalk to Dr. Hernandez, please
call him at the West Palm
Beach Office.at (561) 585-5891.
Free services to
help elders
Center for Independent Liv-
ing will be doing outreach on a
regular basis at the Moore
Haven, Clewiston, and LaBelle
Sites between the hours. of
12:00-2:30. You can contact
STera or Linda at the Center for
Independent Living at (941)
766-8333. in Charlotte County
to find out the days that they
will be available in those areas.
Family caregiver
support group
In August will feature dis-
cussions with an Center for
Independent Living represen-
tative in LaBelle, Moore Haven
and Clewiston with informa-
tion about the center and what
services it provides. Take
advantage of this free service
to inform yourselves about
how the center can help peo-
ple with disabilities achieve
independence and self deter-
mination in their lives. All
meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at local Senior Connec-
tions offices: August 17 in
LaBelle, August 24 in Clewis-
ton, and August 31 in Moore
Haven. Call 946-1821 in Moore
Haven, 983-7088 in Clewiston,
and 675-1446 in Labelle, for
more information.


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CAFTA is going to take a bite


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The recent
passage of the Central Ameri-
can Free Trade Act (CAFTA) will
have a far-reaching impact on_
the American agricultural
industry, including U.S. Sugar.
Proponents of free trade
agreements like CAFTA argue
that the international market
opens up for U.S. farmers and
presents better buying opportu-
nities for U.S. consumers. But.


"Since the 30s we have tried
"This Clewiston project is one of the largest not to be subject to unfair for-
industrial manufacturing projects underway eign competition," said Mr.
,, Coker. "It's been very popular
today in the United States." to promote free trade, but I
Robert Coker, don't think our country had
senior vice president, U.S. Sugar. done well in presenting exactly.
what our agenda is."
opponents of such free trade with the foreign market. Mr. Coker said negotiators
acts argue that it costs Ameri- U.S. Sugar Vice President on the other side know exactly
what their agenda is and know
can jobs when the agricultural Robert Coker said U.S. Sugar exactly what they are after in
industry is forced to look at has already suffered under pre- terms of exploiting the Ameri-
ways to be more competitive vious free trade acts. can market. But this country


Health Fair: For your own good
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INI/ldeybis Gonzalez
Blood work was a common sight for those participating in this past weekend's Health Fair.


NI

This past weekend's Health Fair provided several differ-
ent services, such as an eye exam for everyone who
came out to take advantage of services being provided by
our local health care providers.


Welcome to good health!
Those individuals who took
advantage of attending this
past weekend's Health Fair
walked away with a few,
things to help them main-
tain their health and best of'
all, a friendly.smile.


Keeping high blood pressure in check is a vital aspect of maintaining a quality lifestyle,
but you can't keep it in check, if you don't check it regularly.


appears to have no set agenda
other than promoting free trade
for the sake of promoting free
trade. "
. "As a result of that attitude,
we will see continued huge fail-
ures like NAFTA (North Ameri-
can Free Trade Agreement), as
CAFTAwill be."
Mr. Coker said U.S. Sugar.
will likely lose, 110 tons of sugar
to the CAFTA companies, on
See CAFTA -Page 1.4


HRMC: Same


old song and




dance routine


By Mark Young
Editor's note: This is the
second of .a series in an in-
depth investigation regarding
the hospital's true financial
state, U.S. Sugar's motives,
and what Clewiston's fate
could be with or without a
regional hospital.
CLEWISTON Following
.a recent defeat in court in
regards to a lawsuit initiated
by U.S. Sugar in their attempts
to analyze Hendry County
Regional Medical Center's
(HRMC) financial status, U.S.
Sugar is reiterating their con-
cerns while HRMC is calling it
the same old song and dance.


In a recent interview with
U.S. Sugar's Director of Cor-
porate Communications,
Judy Sanchez, and one of the
original members of the Blue
Ribbon Committee, which
conducted the initial investi-
gation into the hospital's
financial status, Darren Smith,
several issues remain unre-
solved.
, But.according to HRMC's
Director of Public Affairs and
Human Resources, Rodney
Larson, U.S. Sugar is only
rehashing.old.issues. The.hos-
pital's contentions are that
these issues have already
been resolved. One of the
See Hospital Page 14


E911 perceives



wireless gaps


By Patty Brant
LABELLE "It's darn frus-
trating and unnecessary."
That's what Hendry County
E911 Coordinator Robin
McLean has to say about gaps.
in Nextel wireless phone serv-
ice in Hendry and Glades
Counties.
She says that citizens and
visitors -in the LaBelle and
North LaBelle area cannot call
911 and expect the Hendry
County Sheriff's- Office to
receive it if they are using
Nextel or Verizon phone serv-
ice. The. calls' go to Moore
Haven and then are trans-
ferred to LaBelle. The tower is
located in Glades County on
Dana Road, which is slightly
over a half mile east of N SR
29. The tower has three pie-
shaped, sectors. Two sectors


cover the North LaBelle, city
of LaBelle and SR 80 between
LaBelle and the Goodno
store. This coverage exterids
in approximately a 4.5-mile
radius. The courthouse, city
hall, LaBelle Fire Department
and the sheriff's office all fall
within this coverage.
Add in the population of
Port LaBelle and you get a
large number of residents that
are not able to call 911 and.
get Hendry County if their
wireless service is provided
by Nextel or Verizon, Robin
points out. A small but grow-
ing population of Glades
County residents in Port
LaBelle/Oxbow is also in
these sectors, Robin
explained. The third sector

See Emergency-Page 14


Farewell to Dr. Martha Valiant


By Ideybis Gonzalez
CLEWISTON On Thurs-
day, Aug. 11, patients and staff
member at Hendry County
Health Department prepared a
farewell reception for Dr.
Martha Valiant. Dr. Valiant is
leaving her position as director
of the health department at
the end of August.
Members of the health
department, as well as invited
guests, gathered at the recep-
tion to show Dr. Valiant how
much she meant to everyone
- staff members and patients
brought in several different
kinds of desserts and treats to
share with everyone.
Dr. Valiant, a pediatrician


"I feel very, very fortunate for being able to
work for the people in Clewiston."
Dr Martha Valiant


who has dedicated over 30
years of her life to the children
of Clewiston and surrounding
areas, will finally retire, but
parents and patients were feel-
ing a mixture of bittersweet
emotions in saying farewell to
their beloved doctor.
Dr. Valiant started her pri-
vate practice in Clewiston in
1975, as an early local pioneer
in the field of pediatrics. She
was the only pediatrician
throughout the lake area, at
that particular time. She was in
,private practice for 12 years,


then she went to work for
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Were she has been for the
past 18 years.
"I feel very, very fortunate
for being able to work for the
people in Clewiston," said Dr.
Valiant. "I felt I was needed and
that was a good thing," she
added.
At the reception, there were
many- of the patients' parents
that were also Dr. Valiant's
patients many years ago too.
See Valiant -Page 14


INI/Ideybis Gonzalez
Dr. Valiant with one of her patients Kiyah Coco, 3, daughter
of Teresa and Jason Coco of Clewiston.


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Obituaries


Lonnie Manuel Norris
Lonnie Manuel Norris, 78, of
Clewiston, passed away Aug. 3,
2005 in Clewiston. He was born
March 12, 1927 in Four Oaks,
North Carolina to Clarence
Edgar Norris and Mary Clyde
Moore Norris.
Survivors include his wife:
Lynda M. Wilkins Norris, daugh-
ters: Cindy Castro and Lisa
Owens (Tom), both of Clewis-
ton, grandchildren: Michael Cas-
tro, Ethan Owens and Jessica
Owens, all of Clewiston, broth-
ers: Melvin Norris of Four Oaks,
NC, Vernon Norris (Audrey) of
Clayton, NC, and Ray Norris
(Judy) of Blue Mounds, WI and
sisters Pearl Pearsall (Mo) of
Orlando, Merle Whitley (Pete) of
Smithfield, NC, Jean Thompson
(Don) of Dazelle, SC and Faye
Barefoot (Joe) of Raleigh, NC.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 at 10 a.m.
at Evangel Assembly of God in
Clewiston with Reverend Gary
Corley officiating interment fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Hervey Stanley
Gulledge,, Sr.
Hervey Stanley Gulledge, Sr,
90, of Moore Haven passed away
on Aug. 10, 2005 in Cape Coral,
Florida.
Hervey Stanley Gulledge, Sr.,
was born Nov. 17, 1915 in Bald-


win County, Alabama.
He is survived by his four chil-
dren: Shirley Margo, H.S.
Gulledge, Helana Brown, and
Sharon Milam. Grandchildren:
Dawn Garrison, James Kelehar,
H.S. Gulledge II, Shawn Mar-
tinez, Norman Faircloth, Brain
Brown, Juanita Faircloth. Great-
grandchildren: Autumn Mar-
tinez, Taylor Gulledge, Brandon
Benavidez, Austin Kelehar, and
Austin Gulledge.
Services were held at the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston on Saturday, Aug. 13,
2005. The interment was at the
Dade Memorial Park in Miami.
Anna Lee Edelkamp
Anna Lee Edelkamp, 83, of
Clewiston passed away on Aug.
14, 2005 in LaBelle.
Anna Lee was born Jan. 13,
1922, to the pioneer family of
John Nelson Click and Mary
Matilda Anderson Click.
She was reared at Lakeport,
graduate of Moore Haven High
School, Draughns Business Col-
lege. She retired from NASA at
Cape Kennedy moving to
Zephyrhills prior to moving to
Clewiston with her sister. Sur-
vivors are sister-Gertrude Prid-
gen- Bembry of Clewiston, sev-
eral cousins, nieces and
nephews.
Graveside funeral services,
were held. on Tuesday, Aug. '16,
2005 at Ortona Cemetery with
Rev. Jackie Miller officiating. All
arrangements were by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home- Clewiston.


Jacksonville Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist joined with sev-
eral military organizations and
advocates to spotlight the avail-
ability of an alternative to costly
financial arrangements known
as payday loans.
Joining the attorney general
at the Jacksonville Naval Air Sta-
tion was Ronald Duchin, execu-
tive director of the Concerned
Veterans Communications
Coalition; Captain Dave Feraldo,
director of the Navy/Marine
Corps Relief Society; Assistant
Professor of Law Christopher
Peterson of the University of
Florida along with other military
advocates.
The attorney general and
those in attendance announced
that the Navy/Marine 'Corps
Relief Society and their counter-
parts serving the other branches
are providing zero percent inter-
est loans to assist servicemen
and women in their efforts to get
out of debt. Zero percent loans
are available for those seeking .to
repay high interest payday loans
as well as assisting those with
emergency financial needs:
Each week, servicemen and
women and their families try-
ing to make ends meet are
targeted for loans with exorbi-
tant fees making it difficult, and
sometimes impossible, to get
out of debt. These loans, carry-
ing actual interest rates .of at
least 100 percent, according to
the Navy/Marine Relief Society,
keep military members literally
living from paycheck to pay-
check.
The practice of payday loans
centers on advancing a service-
man or woman a portion or all
of the amount of their upcoming
salary. These loans normally
require repayment at high rates
within a short period of time. It
is often impossible to repay the
loan within a few days because
most military installations pay
on a monthly basis.
Despite this, the interest con-
tinues to effectively increase arid
the serviceman or woman is fur-


their behind by the next payday
than they were prior to obtain-
ing the loan.
Dependance on these types
of loans has become a sufficient
enough concern to prompt the
U.S. Department of Defense to
determine that the astronomical
rates charged by some have an
impact on "military readiness".
The debt resulting from these
loans places a service member
at risk of losing their security
clearance, or worst case, being
discharged from the military.
"Zero interest loans are a
godsend and a financial lifeline
for military families," said Crist.
"Thankfully there are. organiza-
tions who care about the well-
being of those, who give so
much to our country."
Attorney General Crist urged
the Florida Legislature to take a
close look at the statutes to
ensure that the men and women
in uniform are being protected.
Current' Florida law allows an
effective annual percentage rate
of 390 percent. Some states have
no statutory limits on payday
loans.
On June 30, the attorney gen-
eral issued a consumer alert to
military families advising them
to avoid "predatory lenders" and
offered tips on how .to avoid
becoming involved with them.
The alert also revealed another
option for military families -
the Servicemembers Civil Relief
Act which entitles personnel
on active duty to more favorable
loan repayment requirements.
However, these protections
are available only for loans
received by personnel prior to
the time they are called to active
duty. This week's announce-
ment of zero percent interest
loans further expands coverage
to more members of the mili-
tary.
The June ,30 alert also stated
that certain payday loan
providers'were under investiga-
tion for possible illegal activity.
The investigation is ongoing.


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Submitted to INI/Johnie and Jane Jackson
Johnie and Jane Jackson's 50th anniversary


Johnie and
Jane Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Jackson
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with family and
friends on May 14, 2005. The
event took place at the Lake
Talquin Baptist Church fellowship
hall and included their extended
church family and fellow Fort
Braden Community Center mem-
bers. The affair was hosted by
their sons and included a barbe-
cue dinner ad replica wedding
cake.
Johnie and the former Jane E.
Norris were married at First


Methodist Church of Belle Glade
on May 29, 1955.
Johnie and Jane retired after
owning and operating the former.
Jackson's Talquin Grocery near
Lake Talquin for over 25 years.
They are both active members of
Lake Talquin. Baptist with Johnie
serving as a deacon for the last
eight years. Their children are
John Kevin and Angie (Lee) Jack-
son of Daphne, AL., James Daniel
(Jimbo) and Wendy (Tucker)
Jackson of Tallahassee, and
William Jennings (Jen) Jackson
of Tallahassee. Their grandchil-
dren are Ashely; Catlyn and Alli-
son Jackson.


Submitted to INI/Priscilla Farnam.
Farnam and Spooner to wed


Farnam and Spooner
Carl Aletris Farnam of Moore
Haven announces the upcoming
wedding of their daughter Priscil-
la Marie to Ryan K. Spooner.
The wedding-will take place at
the First United Methodist Church
of Moore Haven, on Oct. 15, 2005.
The reception will follow at the
Doyle Conner Building.,
Pricilla is'a 2002 graduate of
Moore Haven High. Ryan is a2003
graduate of Moore Haven High.
He is currently employed with the
GEO Corp. as a maintenance
supervisor.
After the wedding they will
reside in Glades County.
Ryan is the son of Melvin and
Gaye Spooner II of Indian Town
Florida and Vern and Judy Proctor
of Moore Haven.
Denault and Hoppe
Sara Carol Denault and Scott
Carl Hoppe were married on May
25, 2005, at 2 p.m. at St. Lorenz
Lutheran Church in Franken-
muth, Michigan.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Diane Denault and the late
Mr. John Denault of Clewiston.
The bride, a graduate of Clewis-
ton High School in 1998, graduat-
ed from the Atlanta School of
Massage in March, 1999. She has
been employed as a Massage
Therapist with Chateau Elan in
.Braselton, Georgia since July,
1999.
The groom, son of Mr. and'
Mrs. Carl Hoppe of Birch Run,
Michigan, graduated from
Frankenmuth High School in
1989. He was in the U.S. Navy


Submitted to INI
Sara Denault and Scott Hoppe


from 1990-1994. Scott presently is
driver with Tractor Supply Co. in
Braselton, Georgia. The couple
now resides in Jefferson, Georgia.


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Summer heat dangers are real


As summer temperatures con-
tinue to stay in the 90s, health offi-
cials warn of the dangers of heat
stroke and heat exhaustion.
Hot temperatures can also
bring other health risks. One con-
cern is the effect of high tempera-
tures on some prescription drugs.
The guidelines that come with
prescriptions usually tell you to
keep medication refrigerated or to
keep it at "room temperature".
Drugs kept at "room temperature"
should be stored in an area that is
68 to 78 degree Fahrenheit. Those
who keep their homes cooled with
air conditioning 24 hours a day can
safely leave these prescriptions in a
cabinet or drawer. But those who
don't air condition their homes
might have more trouble keeping
medication at the right tempera-
tures.
High temperatures can cause
prescription drugs to degrade,
making them less effective. This


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


can be potentially dangerous to
those who take them. In some
cases, high heat can.cause a pre-
scription drug to spoil and even
become toxic.
, When you are given a prescrip-
tion drug, read the drug informa-
tion sheet carefully and keep the
drugs stored properly in the right
temperature range.
If you store prescriptions in the
refrigerator, use a thermometer to
check temperatures in different
parts of the refrigerator so you can


pick the safest place for the pre-
scriptions. For example, the veg-
etable crisper drawer is generally
warmer than the rest of the refrig-
erator. The top shelf of the refriger-
ator may be colder than the bot-
tom shelf.
If you carry prescriptions with
you when you leave the house, you
might want to put what you need
in a pill case instead of carrying the
whole bottle around.
Don't leave prescription drugs
in a bag that is in the car while you
shop. Temperatures inside a
parked car can quickly rise to more
than 100 degrees.
If your prescriptions have been
left in the heat, consult your doctor
before taking any more pills. Heat
can make the pills less effective, or
even toxic.
Other:
Make-up can also be damaged
by heat. Light and heat can destroy
the preservative in makeup that


Water managers approve more grants


The Governing Board of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District has approved
$450,500 in grants to 14 munici-
palities and non-profit organiza-
tions to help fund projects that
will save almost 240-million gal-
lons of water each year.
The district's Water Savings
Incentive Progratn (known as
WaterSIP) was established to
encourage and reward forward-
thinking conservation programs
that achieve measurable reduc-
tions in water use. This cost-
sharing program helps provide
funding support for innovative,
technology-based water conser-
vation projects that can produce
actual and immediate water sav-
ings.
"Conservation is one of the
best, and easiest, ways to pre-
serve, protect and stretch our


limited water supplies," said Dis-
trict Executive Director Carol
Ann Wehle. "The projects fund-
ed this year are excellent exam-
ples of how cities and other
organizations throughout the
region are committed to doing
their part. to help us reduce
wasteful water practices."
Projects approved include the
"Roots in the City" non-profit
group in the Over-town area of
Miami-Dade, which will capture
storm water from 1-95 and send
it to a recently planted beautifi-
cation landscape project in the
community. Local residents
tending to the landscape gar-
dens will use the water for irriga-
tion.
The city of Plantation is
replanting the city golf course
and will use the district grant
money to help purchase and


install low-water-use turf grass
throughout the course. The city
of Coconut Creek also plans to
build a car wash that will use
recycled water to clean city vehi-
cles.
On the west coast, the city of
Sanibel is working with hotels
and resorts on the island to retro-
fit sprinkler systems to use recy-
cled water for irrigation. And in
the Orlando area, Orange Coun-
ty Utilities is sponsoring a cash
rebate program that encourages,
customers to replace older, high-
volume toilets with newer, ultra-
low-yolume models.
Combined, the 14 approved
projects are capable of saving
nearly 240-million gallons of
water per year. This is equivalent
to the amount of water needed
to meet the water demands for a
town of 7,800 people each year. ,


"Applications for next year's
WaterSIP grants will be available
in January. Selection criteria
include conservation efficiencyi-
consistency with regional water
supply plans and/or water man-
agement initiatives, innovation
and cost effectiveness. While
many funded projects are typi-
cally plumbing retrofits, others
have also included automatic
flushing devices for fire hydrants,
pressure stabilization valves,
large-area irrigation controls,
soil-moisture technology, and
rain shut-off devices for irriga-
tion systems.
For more information on the
Water Savings Incentive Pro-
gram, check the district's Web
site at www.sfwmd.gov
http://www.sfwmd.gov/> or
contact Bruce Adams at (561)
682-6785.


School meal organization changes name


Tallahassee After 55 years
of promoting school meals,
members of Florida School Food
Service Association, Inc.
(FSFSA) voted to change the
name of the organization to
Florida School Nutrition Associ-
ation, Inc. (FSNA). The new
name better reflects its desire to
provide school-age children the
most nutritious school meals
possible everys-ho:i da\ ''
Delegates from the 67 Florida
counties gathered in Tampa this
past April under the guidance of
Art Dunham then association
president to. discuss this pro-
posal. '.School" Nutrition more
accurately reflects who we are
and how we want to be viewed
by others. We will be more
aligned- with the School Nutri-
tion Association, our national
.association," said President
Dunham.
FSNA has a 55-year history of
promoting school meals in Flori-
da. Members work in all aspects
of the school nutrition fields
from directing school district
nutrition programs and food
service departments to manag-
ing individual kitchens and
staffing school cafeterias. Its
non-profit professional mem-
bership is over 5,000 strong,
serving over 2.2-million-children
meals at school daily. They are
dedicated to provide safe, high-
quality, low-cost meals to stu-
dents across the state.
In addition to changing their


name, they have posted a nutri-
tion position paper on their Web
site (www.fsfsa.org
) to
assist local school boards plan
district wellness programs for
school year 2006/2007. School
districts will be required to put


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physical activity, improves nutri-
tion, and involves representa-
tives of the community, school
board, parents, teachers and stu-
dents as part of the Child Nutri-
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became law June 30, 2004.


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technology becomes more
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to do," said current President
Debra Young, "It's all about
kids."


Crist moves to


block utility hike


help fight bacteria. Bacteria can be
transferred from your face to the
cosmetics when you apply make-
up the preservatives are in the
cosmetics to prevent this bacteria
from growing. Don't leave cosmet-
ics in a hot car. Items of special
concern are mascara and lipstick.
Enriched foods, such as white
bread, can also suffer from heat
damage. For example, some white
breads have been fortified with
Omega 3 fatty acids. Prolonged
exposure to heat can cause these
healthy fatty acids to turn into dan-
gerous "trans-fats".
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
Important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy"
foods.


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed peti-
tions with the Public Service
Commission (PSC) to intervene
on behalf of Florida consumers
and taxpayers, opposing large
rate hikes requested by the state's
two largest electric utilities.
Crist said the increases pro-
posed by Florida Power & Light
Co. and Progress Energy Florida,
Inc. which would affect some
70 percent of Florida's electric
consumers are excessive and
unjustified.
The proposed increases
would not only affect millions of
Floridians directly, but the
increases to thousands of Florida
businesses will also lead to high-
er costs on goods and services for
Florida consumers.
"The rate increases being
sought by these power compa-
nies are out of line," said Crist.
"The utility companies are entitled
to make a profit, but not exorbi-
tant profit borne on the backs of
our people and our businesses."
The Attorney General moved
to intervene after receiving
requests to do so from AARP and
the Florida Retail Federation,
which together represent more
than 2.7 million Florida residents
and businesses.
Crist previously fought to


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Glades Counties
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35 percent in Hendry County
can be attributed to heart dis-
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as compared to the state rate of
29 percent.
What d<#s this mean to you
and what can you do to reduce
.this risk?
Keeping your Blood Pres-..


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Eat a healthy diet with less
fat and salt
Eat lots of fruits, and vegeta-
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Know the signs and symp-
toms of Heart Attack and what
to do
Stop smoking
Make. physical activity a
daily part of your life
Take a CPR class
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in upcoming articles. If you have
any questions about this topic,
please call Mary Ruth at 674-
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As a member of the state Senate
in 1997, he personally sued to
block implementation of a rate
hike the PSC had granted to Flori-
da Power Corporation (predeces-
sor of Progress Energy). The law-
suit contributed to the defeat of
the rate increase.
The companies' rate hike
requests come on the heels of a
recent PSC decision that allows
them to charge their customers
to recover the utilities' repair
costs associated with last year's
hurricane season.
The Attorney General's peti-
tion regarding Florida Power &
Light is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/web-
files.nsf/WF/MRAY-6EXM2H
file/PetitiontoIntervene-
FP&L.pdf.
The petition regarding
Progress Energy is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.comniWeb-
files.nsf/WF/MRAY-6EXM33
file/Petition to Intervene-PEF.pdf.
AARP's letter requesting the
attorney general's intervention is
available at: http://myfloridale-
gal.corm/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-
6EXLNWfile/AARP_Ietter.pdf.
The Florida Retail Federation
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WE THE PEOPLE: We would like to tell the cleaners that "We The
People" of Montura are not "constituents" of the Supervisors of Central
County Water Control District. Registered voters did not elect these
"ditch-digger commissioner pretenders," which only now acknowl-
edge that they are only ditch and road people. Oh yes and now they
have publicly acknowledged they have wastefully maintained a drug
dealer haven clubhouse and playground that normal residents can't
use. This has been happening in plain view of the paid central county
employees at the same clubhouse.

NEED SOMETHING TO DO: I was calling about the article in today's
paper about the Brown Sugar Festival, about how people are getting
killed. My point of view is people are getting killed every single day. Not
just Brown Sugar, every single day. Every day, somebody die. If the
people that live in Harlem are so concerned about people getting killed
on Brown Sugar day, people just need to get out there and participate
and get something going for the kids instead of sitting back and criticiz-
ing and not doing anything for the kids. It's not just Brown Sugar,
everybody needs to come together in every community and get some-
thing going for the kids and maybe they'll have something to do and
death will stop. Kids ain't got nothing better to do so they go into the
streets, and that's what they do. Give them something to do.

BACK STABBING: I live in Montura and I am disabled. They don't
want to fix the roads up here the right way or the pumps or nothing.
For a week, I had to walk to my house and leave myvehicle at the other
end of the road and then an older woman down the street whose in
her 80s and a diabetic, her daughter asked them, "Well what if my
mother had an attack?" They turned around and told her, "We have
four-wheel drive ambulances, don't worry about that." Then you take
South Riverside. The grader got it wrong. The guy with the grader up
here does not know how to operate a grader. I've been in construction
all my life and this man messed up Riverside on that street where they
would not put down gravel, rock and shell rock on top of it to straight-
en that road out. All he does is push it up into the drainage ditches
instead of pulling it away where water can run off the road. Instead of
running the pumps at full speed, they run them at idle. We are pulling
a lot of water. Us people up here are really getting a stabbing in the
back. Be at the next meeting and you are going to see firecrackers fly-
ing in the air.

RESPONSE TO THE RESPONDER: I would like open this article by.
saying that my recent article, "A celebration of blackness" was my
opinion, however the responder attacked me personally. I would like
to explain what was written because the responder implied that I was
attacking someone personally. Perhaps the responder should reread
my article. When I referenced that ministers allow a relax dress code in
their churches I was not speaking in the singular but plural, meaning
all churches including my mother's. I didn't say it to be negative
because churches should accept sinners or people who need help in
whatever form they appear. I was inferring that ministers have relaxed
their dress code because of changing time and we the community of
Harlem should accept" The Brown Sugar Festival" as it is, as it is truly a
celebration of blackness and its activities represents the changing
times.
The responder stated that I needed to et out more in thqcommunity
because I was uniformed about the other the other negative incidents
that happen Brown Sugar weekend. I knew about the other incidents,
however my article was only addressing what was written in the paper
the previous week. You can't blame every crime that happen in
Harlem on Brown Sugar or you would have to blame all the crimes
that happen year round. On any given day in our community a person
could be robbed-or seriously injured because in my opinion, the lack
of law enforcement visibility, just a couple of weeks agd a young man
was stabbed five times, I guess Brown Sugar cause that too.
I considered myself to be an expert on juvenile behavior as I have
investigated, taught and counseled them for over 15 years. Contrary to
most people opinion, we have the mass media to blame for the
increase of crime. Young children idolize rappers and drug dealers,
they want the fancy cars and clothes. Their continue failure of the
FCAT and not being able to graduate high school, makes drug and
crime a viable alternative to acquire these things. Speaking of crime,
the responder wrote" I can only imagine how many people will come
to get revenge." It is apparent that she does know much about thugs or
gangs. If they wanted to get revenge, they would have been on the cell
phone within minutes to their associates to come do the job, therefore
fhe scare tactics being used in the responder's article were unwarrant-
ed. I agree with the responder on one vital point, we as a community
need to get together and make changes to make our community a safe
place to live. Providing more officers to patrol our area is a nice start
even if we have to pay for it. We can't have a Wellington type atmos-
phere on a Harlem budget. Think about it. Nothing in this world is free!


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Letter to the Editor

Have a safe driver impaired by alcohol or other other law enforcement agencies in There will be no warnings. The
drugs. Hendry County to protect from message is simple- You Drink and
weekend This year the chances are even impaired drivers. From August 19 Drive. You Lose. Violators will lose
To the editor: greater that you or someone you through September 5, Clewiston their licenses. IN, addition, the cost
Many otherwise law-abiding it- know will be affected. Alcohol- Police Department will be conduct- of a DUI arrest can be staggering-
Many otherwise law-abiding cit- related traffic fatalities and I injuries ing high visibility enforcement towing charges, fines, court costs,
izens in our community continue to have been rising in Florida since operations to identify and arrest lawyer fees, and increased insur-
view impaired driving as a victim- 1998. Preliminary crash data indi- impaired drivers. ance rates can add up to more than
less crime. This is a misconception. cates that at least 1,050 people Why have we adopted this $6,000.
Impaired driving is not a victimless were killed in alcohol-related crash- tough stance? We want to save lives Please drive responsibly this hol-
crime! Every 32 minutes an es during 2004. during the holiday period. There iday weekend. The life you save
impaired driver randomly kills As a part of the You Drink and were 17 people killed in alcohol- could be your own.
someone in the U.S. that mean you Drive. You Lose. Labor Day Nation- related crashes during the 2003 Don Gutshall,
or someone you know are equally al Crackdown, the Clewiston Police Labor Day holiday period. This loss Chief of Police of the Clewiston
likely to be an innocent victim of a Department will be working with of life is not acceptable. Police Department


Meet Your Neighbor: Becky Curtis

Name: Becky Curtis Marie Spray. She's in middle for no reason at all. For example so long. That was not the time to
Town/Neighborhood: I was school. I have been living here in last year when the hurricanes buy perishable stuff. We had four
born in El Paso, Texas. Clewiston since 1998. I worked for hit us, people were complaining hurricanes, one after the other. It
What I do: I Wal-Mart when I first moved here, because they didn't have power was a time to help each other not
am the meter but they didn't pay me enough so, on, when they wanted it on, but to complain.
reader for the I switched to work for the city. It's we were out there busting our If I had an opportunity to do
city of Clewis- hard to find a good paying job butts trying to get it on, and trying something else, t would it be: I
ton, for a little around here. to do the best we could and peo- somn't know? I guessing else, I won'uld it be: Ind
over three What scares me: Dogs that pie were still cussing us out. don't know? I guess won't mind
years now. come behind me and I don't see Everybody's power was out, there being a housewife for a while,
Why I do them. When I got bit in February of was no reason they should have pretty much doing nothing. I have
what I do: So, this year, that's exactly how it hap- been complaining. worked since am 14. So, I would
people won't opened. Other than dogs I would Why it Irks me: Because, they like to take some time off of work.
have to do it have to say people thinking I am a were not the only ones without Not for the rest of my life, but for a
themselves. Becky robber going into their yards and power, there were people without while.
Also, to keep Curtis shooting at me, that too scares power for a week, and here we What is the favorite part of my
track of water me. I would have to say getting had people without power for two job: Being outside I don't like
and electric usage. I like this job, shot and getting bit by a dog. days who griped and complained being cooped up inside, am not a
because I am by myself all the What is my favorite song: about their power being out. They computer, office person. I like
time, I don't have anybody look- Song? It would have to be a knew ahead of time that the hurri- '
ing over my shoulders, and am Lynard Skynard song. I would say cane was headed our way, they being outside.
not an office person. And it is a job it is "Simple Man" by Lynard Sky- knew they should have stocked My dearest Memory: My
that pays the bills too. nard: up with non-perishable foods, and daughter being born. I believe any
How I'd describe myself: What Irks me: People complain- people were griping that their mother would say the birth of their
Short, outgoing. I have one ing, that really don't have any right meats were ruined in their freezer children is their dearest memory.
daughter her name is Anne to complain. People complaining because of the power being out It's the best joy there is.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I tuned into
your radio show last week when
you were talking about intestinal
parasites. Did you say that we can
get worms from the ground when
walking barefoot? I sure hope not
Signed, Set me straight Love your
showDoc!
A: Dear Set me straight! Yes, it is
true! Just as dogs can pick up hook-
worms, and roundworms from
infected grounds, so can we!
Hookworms and roundworms
can cause worm infection through
the skin, into our organs and even
in the eye! They usually gain
entrance to our bodies through the
skin hence, the bottom of bare
feet. At my hospital, I have a 300-
square-foot fenced in doggie play
and potty parlor. To avoid spread of
parasites, I have the sod completely
dug but every three months. That's
how serious and real intestinal par-'
asites can be! This way I can do my
best to avoid parasitic transmission.
And yes, we all where shoes too!


Hope I set you straight. Take care,
Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My name is
Sara, and I am I years old. I have a
pet hamster named Freddie. How
often do I need to bring him in to
visitthevet?
A: Hello there Sara. Thank you
for the great question. Freddie
should go to the vet every six
months. This way he can have a lit-
tle physical exam to check him over
in general. This exam should
include .a nail trim, and dental
exam. Many times hamsters can
get ingrown nails, and teeth. Also
they can commonly get ear infec-
tions. I hope that answers your
question Sara. Best wishes, Doc
Savvy.
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Beware of the old critical spirit within


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"For the ear lests words as the
tongue tastes food. Let us discern
for ourselves what is right; let us
learn together what is good." (Job
34:3-4)
Upon his retirement as CEO of
the Coca-cola Company, Donald R.
Keough spoke to the 1993 graduat-
ing class of Emory. As part of his
address, Keough shared, "I have an
architect friend who says, 'I can
take the newest building, built by
the finest builders anywhere in the
world, and if you give me a camera
and the ability to focus various lens-
es, I can make that building look
like it's about to fall down because I
will find five or six minor imperfec-
tions, focus on them and convince
you that the entire structure is
about to topple.' In a society where
a handful of people focus the cam-
era of life on the events of the day,
be wary of those who want to
focus the camera forever on the
warts and blemishes and short-
comings of our existence."
It's good advice. Many of us
have encountered people with a


critical spirit. They are not fun to be
around, and they can be detrimen-
tal if we allow them to shape our
lives. Critical spirits can distort reali-
ty and ruin a good day, and harbor-
ing a critical spirit within our own
selves can make us, and those
around us, miserable.
I'm reminded of a story where a
man and his wife pulled into a gas
station to refuel their car. As the
tank was being refilled, the station
attendant washed the windshield.
(You can tell it's an old story!)
When he finished, the driver of the
car said, "The windshield is still
dirty. Wash it again."
"Yes, sir," the attendant
answered. As he scrubbed the
windshield a second time, the
attendant looked closely for any
bugs or dirt he might have missed.
As the attendant finished, the driver
fumed, "This windshield is still
filthy! I'm going to talk to your boss
to make sure you don't work here
another day. You are the lousiest
windshield washer I have ever
seen!"
As the angry driver started to get
of the car, his wife reached over
and removed his glasses, carefully


Harlem Highlights


By Emma Dixon

Car wash/fish fry
On Saturday morning, Aug. 20,
plan to bring your vehicles) to be
washed and while you're waiting,
enjoy fried fish with the trimmings.
The men of Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church will be sponsoring
this event in the parking lot area of
the church. Rev. Dwayne E. Brown,
pastor.

Sick and shut-ins
Remember to pray for the sick
and shut-ins and visit them in the
hospitals, health care centers and
their homes. A visit will help make
their day. Pray God's continued
strength for the bereaved families
in the community and surrounding
areas. There are many among us.
Don't forget those incarcerated.
Prayer changes all things.

Happy birthday
greetings
Birthday wishes go out to: Glo-
ria Redd, Denise Williams, David


Jones, Ferdinand Thomas, Bill
Carter, Amos Chavers, Kareem
Robinson, Connie Davis, James
Wheeler Jr. and all born this week
of Aug. 15. God bless each of you.

Christian Prom
An invitation is extended to
each of you to attend this year's
Christian Prom Sept. 10 at the John
Boy Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Get
ready for another elegant night of
entertainment enjoying Jesus.
Donation is $20 per person. Mt. Cal-
vary Missionary Baptist Church is
the sponsor of this event. Rev.
Dwayne E. Brown, pastor.

One hundred
men in black
Chairperson, Garrett Holmes
and the members of Mt. Calvary
invite each of you Sunday, Aug. 21
at 4 p.m., to the 100 Men In Black
program. The guest speaker for the
program will be Rev. Nathaniel
Holmes of Pahokee. Refreshments
will be served after the program.
Rev. Dwayne E. Brown, pastor.


wiped them with some tissue,
paper, and then placed them back
on his face. The driver embarrass-
ingly slumped down into his seat as
he observed a spotless windshield!
Ouch!
Critical people often view oth-
ers through their own dirty glass-
es. The dirt on their hearts causes
them to see everything from an
unclean, critical perspective. They
become angry at what they per-
ceive to be dirt on other people,
when in reality they are looking at
others through the grime on their
own heart. Their critical spirit will
cause them to continue to find
fault in others until the stain in
their hearts has been cleansed.
That is what sin is. Sin is not on
the outside, it is an inner condition
that causes us to see life in a distort-
ed way. Unresolved issues become
magnified. Frustrations are project-


ed to other people. Outlooks
become distorted way out of
shape, and a feeling of discontent
prevails.
When we accept God's gift -
the gift of God's Spirit freely'
poured out on all who will receive,
it, we can begin to see life in a dif-
ferent way. We start seeing possibil-
ities we never saw before. Our bit-
terness is swept away and in its
place we find hope for a better life.
We find the peace that passes
understanding, but which is avail-
able to each of us. Life is too short
to be unhappy all the time.
Take heart that God is at work in
each one of us! If we trust in that
and open ourselves to the spirit of
love and peace it can bring to life in
each of us, then there is truly noth-
ing God cannot accomplish in and
through us even the taming of a
critical spirit!


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Thursday, Auqust 18,2005 c~ervIIiyi die Gommunities south of Lake Okeechobee


DUI saturation patrol set


for August 19-September 5


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will be conducting DUI sat-
uration patrols during Aug. 19-
Sept. 5, in the vicinity of the city of
Clewiston and a checkpoint on
Aug. 20, in the vicinity of Francis-
co Street, as part of the You Drink
& Drive. You Lose, Labor Day
national crackdown.
You Drink and Drive. You Lose,
National, crackdown runs from
Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. The goal
of the crackdown is to save lives.


"Many people choose to cele-
brate with alcohol during the
summer, "said Chief Don Gut-
shall. "Unfortunately, some of
these people also choose to drive
after drinking. The goal of this
checkpoint is to identify and
apprehend these impaired drivers
before the can kill or injure oth-
ers."
Preliminary crash statistics for
2004 indicated that more than
1,050 were killed in alcohol-relat-


ed traffic crashes last year. During
the official Labor Day holiday
periods in 2002 and 2003, a total
of 35 people were killed in alco-
hol-related crashes.
"We encourage everyone to
act responsibility during Labor
Day holiday," said Chief Gutshall,
"If you intend to drink, make
arrangements to get home safely.
Use a designated driver or a taxi.
Remember, if You Drink and
Drive. You Lose."


Attorney general warns of


phony ear buyer scam


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today issued
a consumer alert warning Floridi-
ans of an emerging scam in which
con artists target individuals trying
to sell their vehicles, and other
items.
The Attorney General's Office
has received numerous com-
plaints from consumers across the
state reporting the overpayment
scam. Ih this scheme, a thief
selects the victim after browsing
through classified ads for a car or
other large-ticket item offered for
sale. The thief pretends to be an
interested buyer from out of town
and sends payment in the form of
a cashier's check, money order or
personal check.
The payment typically arrives in
an amount greater than the pur-
chase price.
l. The con artist then asks the sell-,
er to wire the overpaid amount to
another party or back to the "pur-
chasers," sometimes explaining
that the purchaser lives in another


country and the third party will use
the money to ship the vehicle over-
seas. After the money is wired, the
original check bounces or turns
out to be a high-quality counter-
feit, and the innocent consumer
loses the money.
"This is yet another example of
crooks taking advantage of peop-
ple's trusting nature," said Crist.
"Unfortunately, Floridians must
constantly be on the alert for peo-
ple who might be looking for a
quickway to make an easy buck. If
consumers are aware of these
scams, they can better protect
themselves from becoming the
next victims."
Angie Denton in North Florida
was suspicious when she received
an offer for $4,000 more than the
price of a truck she was selling
online. The buyer wanted Denton
to wire the difference back to
them, but she felt uneasy about
the request and did not accept the
$8,000 cashier's check.
Another South Florida couple


Alleged local drug


dealer apprehended


Sheriff Ronnie Lee
announced that another cocaine
drug salesman, Jesus Sanchez,
age 41 of 1806 Matthew Loop
Rqad east of Clewiston was
apprehended by the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
investigations Division for the
sale of cocaine.
The arrest is the result of a joint
investigation by the Hendry Coun-


ty Sheriff's
Office and city
of Clewiston
Police Depart-
ment. Sanchez,
was booked,
into the
Hendry County
Jail under a
$25,000 bond
on Aug. 12.


Jesus Sanchez
Jesus Sanchez


fell victim to the scam in January
after they posted an online ad for a
Miami apartment to rent..They
were contacted by a "student"
from London stating he or she was
interested in the apartment and
would send a cashier's check for
the rent. The check was for $2,500
more than., the $1,000 the renters
asked for.
The "student" asked the couple
to wire the difference back, saying
the overpayment was a mistake.
After wiring the money back, the
couple realized the original check
was fraudulent and they had lost
their $2,500.
The Attorney General's 'Office
offers the following tips to avoid
falling prey to this scam:
Know whom you are dealing
with: Independently confirm the
buyer's name, address and tele-
phone number. -Keep in mind that
most legitimate buyers would
want to see a car before buying it.
Never accept payment for more
than the purchase price of the item,
no matter how tempting. Never
wire money to the buyer or a third
party at the buyer's request. If the
,buyer insists that you wire back
funds, end the transaction immedi-
ately legitimate buyers won't
pressure you to send money.
If possible, accept only cash. If
you do accept a check for pay-
ment, do not turn over the car until
you verify that the check has
cleared the issuing bank.
Request a check drawn on a
local bank or a bank with a local
. branch, which allows you to make
a personal visit to make sure the
check is valid. If you cannot get a
check from a local bank, call the
bank where the check originated
and ask if it is valid.


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Clewiston Police Activity


Clewiston Police Dept.
on a mission
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is pleased to announce, that
in the last eight month they have
made over 93 narcotic arrests and
served 11 separate narcotic search
warrants of residences within the
city of Clewiston, all.for violation of
drug related offenses.
The respectable citizens of
Clewiston have praised their offers
in a job well done, at the same time
they are stepping up the efforts in
the battle against illegal drug activi-
ties.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment issued this WARNING to
,those who have decided or are
contemplating on either selling, or
*using drugs within the city of
Clewiston; the citizens of Clewiston
have voiced to the department and
the City Commission, their com-
plaints and concerns regarding
stopping the drugs within the city.
The police will continue to make
this their personal agenda, and will
carry out those wishes and con-
cerns by furthering their efforts in
curbing the availability of drug


access within the city of Clewiston.
To accomplish this goal, they
have formed a Traffic and Crime
Unit TA, to seek out those who may
use our local highways and road-
ways to transport drugs.
They have also added part-time.
specially trained officers to patrol
on bicycles in some of the city's
known drug areas. They have also
joined forces with the Drug
Enforcement Administration
(DEA) in an effort to make multi-
jurisdictional cases on those drug
dealers who are known to cross
between these jurisdictions to
secure their agenda. The Clewiston
Police Department promises, if you
are a drug user/dealer, they will
seek you out, find you, and when
they do, they will do everything
within the legal guidelines to
secure you in one of their many
correctional facilities. Remember-

ing the one you deal with, could.
be asnitch!
Two busted, one
fugitive still sought
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment reports that during the week
of Aug. 5 the Clewiston Narcotic's


Unit and members of the uniform.
patrol has continued their efforts
on their war against drugs by exe-
cuting three residential search war-
rants at the following addresses
within the city of Clewiston:
The first residence was 415 E.
Ventura Avenue, known to most s
"Chino's Nursery" officers where
able to locate Alberto Escobar
a.k.a. "Chino" within the residence
at the time of the search warrant.
He was arrested and charged with
three counts of sale of cocaine.
A second search warrant was
then executed at 845 E. Ventura
Avenue, the residence of Rene
Navarro. Navarro was apprehend-
ed by the uniform patrol division
after returning to the residence at
the time ,of executing the search
warrant., He was later arrested for
the-sale of cocaine.
The third and final search war-
rant was then conducted at 508 W.
Obispo Avenue. Although evidence
was found within the residence,
the individual target by the name of
Vicente Villalobos was not present
at the time of the search warrant
execution, but a warrant has been
issued for the sale of marijuana.


Arrest Report

Editor's note: 'The following Pepitone on the charge of DWLS Aug. 11:
individuals listed in the arrest habitual offender. She was later Virginia Garner, 20, of Alva
report does not indicate guilt. released on a $750 surety bond, was arrested by detective Steve
Anyone wishing to contact the Aug. 9: Harris on the charges of posses-
newspaper following the final Steven Brown, 30, of Moore sion of Methamphetamine and
disposition of their case, may do Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike NVDL. He remains in custody
so. Peptione on the charge of battery with bond set at $10,500.
(domestic violence). He was later Michael Harris, 41, of Okee-
Glades County released from custody on a $4,999 chobee was arrested by Holly
Sheoriff'sOffice surety bond. Ramsey on the charge of PWLS.
Sheriff's Offit e Richard Facchiano, 63,,of Muse He was later released on a
Aug. 4: was arrested by Captain Paul lezzi $10,000 surety bond.
Brandy Yorke, 26, of Okee- on the charge of assault on a law Rodney Bowser, 35, of LaBelle
chobee was arrested by Deputy enforcement officer. He was later was arrested by Robert Davis on
Byran Enderle on an active war- released on a $5,000 surety bond. the charges of hit and run, DUI
rant for VOP. She was later Peter Molo; 52, of Moore and resisting officer without vio-
released on a $2,500 cash bond. Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike lence. He remains in custody with
Aug.7 Peptitone on two Hendry County bond set at $16,500.
Paul Jorgensen, 53, of St. warrants. He remains in custody George Hernandez, 43, of
Augustine was arrested by Deputy with bond set at $1,000. Moore Haven was arrested by
Bryan -Enderle on the charge of Jeremy Beecham, 22, of Lake- probation officer Carol Winn on
DWLS. He was later released on a port was arrested by Deputy two active warrants for VOP. He
$4,999 cash bond. Shannon McGrory on an active remains in custody with no privi-
David Gordon, 33, of Ft. Myers warrant for VOP. He remains in lege of bond.
was arrested by Deputy Holly custodywith no privilege of bond. Aug. 12:
Ramsey on a Hendry County war- Aug. 10: Norris Bloodsaw, 56, of Ft.
rant. He was later released on a Oran Cornegia, 50, of Reddick Lauderdale was arrested by
$710 suretybond. was arrested by Deputy Leslie Deputy Jason Griner on an active
Aug. 8: Fuce on the charge of DUI. He warrant for.delinquent child sup-
Jennifer Carver, 34, of Moore remains in custody with bond set port. He remains in custody with
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike at $500. bondset at $510 cash only.


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LABELLE Sept. 11, 2001
changed our world forever and
will be in our memories for the
rest of history. The terrorist attack'
against the World Trade Center
impacted every American as well
as all of our allies, and has caused
our government to take up the
challenge of providing higher lev-
els of security across our nation.
The new Department of
Homeland Security was necessi-
tated by a new threat to our nation
and people. It has led to a total
revision of how first responders
and emergency management
teams answer the call to serve in
natural and man-made disasters,
as well as the emergencies that
impact us all. A new team; "All
Hazards Approach," has become
a benchmark in Emergency Man-
agement Services across the
nation as EMS works with all gov-
ernment and public safety agen-


cies in protecting our people in
this country.
Here in Hendry County, Emer-
gency Management (EM) is revisit-
ing and revising polices and pro-
cedures to work closely with all of
our emergency care partners. We
work to bring about a higher
degree of teamwork among first
responders, and all who are
involved in handling potential or
actual disasters and emergencies.
Communications is an area of
particular concern. Amateur
Radio Operators (Hams) have
always been valuable partners
and active participants in the EM
program. They are needed to staff
the Emergency Operations Cen-
ters (EOC's) here in Hendry Coun-
ty when situations arise that
demand emergency communica-
tions. In the past, they have
stepped forward showing dedica-
tion and commitment in getting


vital messages through when all
other means of communications
have failed. They have been here
for us all and have a vital share in
the life-saving service that EM pro-
vides to our citizens.
Emergency Management
depends on ham radio operators
for voluntary service of time ener-
gy, equipment and expertise to
assure that lives are saved when
disasters strike. The county
depends on radio operators to
step forward to help with the vital
skills they can offer.
Local hams have teamed up
with the Hendry County Emer-
gency Service program and work
in conjunction with the overall
emergency plans for our area.
Unfortunately, there is a shortage
of trained, licensed amateurs that
have offered their services. EM is
asking for the help of everyone in
the field of communications to


volunteer their support of the
effort to protect and save lives.
Interested persons, including
those involved in Citizen's Band
(CB) radio, are invited to attend
the next meeting of local Radio
Operators, to be held at the
LaBelle Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, 280 South Main Street,
Labelle, Thursday Sept. 1 at 6:30
p.m.
Especially needed are persons
holding radio amateur's licenses.
This is the time to step forward
and become a part of the EM team
for -Hendry County, to provide
your expertise and to help share
the load with those dedicated vol-
unteers who will be counted
among those who will get us
through when disaster strikes.
For further information, please
contact Thomas B. Kochheiser,
director of Hendry County Man-
agement at (863) 612-4700.


WWII ended with VJ Day 60 years ago


By MaryAnn Morris


How many people remember
VJ Day? VJ Day (Victory over
Japan) celebrated the end of
World War II. In Florida, on Aug.
10, 1945, then Governor Millard
F. Caldwell proclaimed:
"WHEREAS, the announce-
ment of victory against Japan
and the final end of world-wide
conflict, in which we have been
engaged since 1941 will be
received by the people of Florida,
of the United States of America,
and of the entire civilized world,
with gratitude and thanksgiving
that we were spared further dam-
age and sorrow."
World War II ended that
August of 1945, bringing home
the men and women who had
left home to fight. Not all
returned to joy 4,700 of the
250,000 Floridians who served in
the war lost their lives to the con-
flicts.
Those who were there, who
remember, are our grandparents,
our great-grandparents now. Just
consider these words: Third
Reich, Holocaust, Battle of the
Bulge, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima,
Omaha Beach, D-Day and
(remember the movie, "Saving
Private Ryan"?) finally, VJ Day. All
were defining words of World
War II. Those who lived through
it are called, as NBC's Tom
Brokaw said, "the greatest gener-
,ation". '
' Leaders of the Allied forces
had met in July at Cecileinhof
Palace, located in Germany
between Potsdam and Berlin to


draft the declaration, which
defined Japan's perilous posi-
tion, outlined the terms for sur-
render and stated the Allies inten-
tions for a post-war Japan. This
"Potsdam Declaration" of July
26, 1945, an ultimatum to Japan,
was ignored by the Japanese
despite its promise of "prompt
and utter destruction."
Then on Aug. 6, the atomic
bomb dropped on Hiroshima
delivered.the promise of destruc-
tion to Japan, followed by the
bombing of Nagasaki three days
later on Aug. 9. That same day
Soviet forces invaded Manchuria.
Japan knew she was beaten.
On Aug. 14, the Japanese
Emperor announced his decision
to accept the terms of the Pots-
dam Declaration.
The dramatic climax came
aboard the battleship USS Mis-
souri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2.
when representatives of the
Japanese foreign ministry and
armed forces formally met the
Allies, headed by Supreme Allied
Commander General Douglas
Macarthur and signed the surren-
der documents.
Clewiston resident, Campbell
Nail, was there on the Missouri
that day and photographed the
signing of the surrender docu-
ments. Mr. Nail returned to
Clewiston to head Kelly Tractor.
His widow, Frances Nall. still has
the photo he took.
EDITOR'S 'NOTE: Sources for
this article included: National
Archives, Florida Archives,
www.life.com,
www.history.com.


Submitted to INI
On Aug. 10, 1945, left to right, Japanese Foreign Minister
Shigemitsu (in top hat) with his Chief of the Army, General
Yoshejiro Umezu with Foreign Ministers and Heads of the
Japanese military behind, met with General Douglas Macarthur
and Allied representatives on the veranda deck of the battle-
ship USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor to sign the surrender mark-
ing the end of World War II. This photo was taken by Clewiston
resident Cambell Nail who was on the USS Missouri.


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HENDRY COUNTY Two
opportunities for employers
seeking employees are on the
calendar. Registration for
employer participation in the
Hendry County Job'Fairs 2005 is
now being accepted.
This is a unique double-
exposure for companies to
come together! The two Job
Fairs provide the service of
matching qualified candidates
to employer needs and are
scheduled for: LaBelle, Thurs-
day, Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 7
p.m. in the LaBelle Civic Center
and Clewiston on Friday, Oct. 7,
from 9 a.m. to noon at John
Boy Auditorium.
The Southwest Florida
Workforce Development


Board, Inc., Education Center
of Southwest Florida, Inc. and
Career and Service Centers of
Southwest Florida sponsor this
ambitious venture. The Job
Fairs will provide to participat-
ing employers the' following
services:
A coordinated recruitment
effort by Employment -and
Training Agencies within South-
west Florida.
LaBelle Event A compli-
mentary dinner providing the
opportunity to meet and inter-
act with local businesses imme-
diately following conclusion of
the fair.
Clewiston Event A com-
plimentary continental break-
fast preceding the Clewiston


event (during booth set-up
beginning at 8 a.m.)
Clewiston Event a com-
plimentary lunch will provide
an opportunity to meet and dis-
cuss the .overall business cli-
mate with other employers.
On-site representative
from Employment and Training
Agencies of SW Florida.
A (6 ft X 8 ft.) booth, table,
two chairs, and company iden-
tification banner.
There is no charge for
employers to participate in
these Job Fairs. Please register
for a booth by contacting the
Career and Service Center of
Southwest Florida in Clewiston
at (863) 983-6138 no later than
Thursday, Sept. 15.


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Owner discounts $25,7JJifmn-fingrad- Mobile Home on the banks of the
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now @ $325,000 rear deck overlooks the river. 3 car
NEW LISTINGB Sunshine Lakes Estates, 3 detached carport. 12'x24' and
bd/2 ba Shows Beautiful and Like New. 24'x24' storage buildings. Canal
2002 Model with Waterfront. Has Family with river access on the side of the
and Living Room, Trane AC Unit, Extra wi rier access on the side of the
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$94,900 Corps of Engineers approval- for
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Riviera Av Only $69,900 is a rare find at $524,900


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High School. @ $74.9K
Deal Fell Through! Beautiful 3/2 MH
Out In The Country.Many Upgrad and
Improvement. @ $ 109.9K
N s .is!
$99.9
New Listil (tyl .j. Sugar Cane,
Call to In IHW UU;
Montura Lots 1.25 to 2.5 Acres. Get
them while you cani Call to inquire
1.25 Acres MAW

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Cle t i ter lot.
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Pioneer 2.5 Acres @ $99.9 Bring Me An
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Plenty of MRE Lots 1.25 Ac. Lots.
$354,045K.Bring An Offerl
New Listing! 3/2 Brick Horne. Imraculate
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$Montura
Nu Listing! 3/2 Single wide on 1.25
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3/2 1 M .ed
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5 Heavily WqW@J ifl $125K
Lake Okeechobee Access! Fabulous
3BD/2.5 BA Brick Home on Rim
Canal. Concrete Seawall, Boat Ramp,
Screened Porches arid Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K
Deal Fell Through! Back on the
Market! 2/1.5 Single Family MH on
1.25 Acres @ $52.5K
2.5 Beautifully Wooded Acres. A
Steal @ $79K
Looking To Sell?
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New Listing! 2BD/1 BA, hardwood
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with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful Acres In Pioneer
Plantation. Build Your Perfect Dream
Home! Come and Enjoy the Country
@$125K
Pioneer Plantation! 3bd/2ba on 2.5
Ac. Beautiful Cleared Land@124,9K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres @
$49,900
In Town! 2BD/1 BA House with
(nWfiDtion!
Come Check It Out! Call for
Showing Appont. $159,900.


3/2 DBLWDE MH. Shed & Fenced Yard @
$ 59.9K
Invest Now! 1.25 Acres MRE @ $40K
Bring Your C- r1,a Ranch Estates
on 2.5 ac.At 4.
WhtA BeautA 3 a BShre with 2car
garage, in gro al pfast bar, shed,
fenced yard, Vr Afbtod. $249.9k


Jerry W.
Smith


1.261.3444


3BD/3BA cpOOfft 1 105K
Ready to Move inl 3BD/2BA on 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $310K
New Listingl 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with Carport & Screened Porch,
Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country Settingl 3BD/2BA
Well Maintained Single Family
Home Something to Seel! @$115K
Flaghole! 3/2 Dblwde MH @ $149.9K
New Flaghole Listing!! 3bd/2ba MH
on a nice 2.5 acre lot, fully furnished


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Need a Building? We have a 12,500
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Lots available in Montura Ranch
1.25+/- acres. Price range $35,000
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Minutes off interstate. Large barn
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RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE on Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from
3/2/1 $800/M NO PETS! mouth of river. Being sold "as is". Reduced
HOMES FOR-SALE
THIS HOMEHAS'T ALL!! 5 possibly 6 to REDUCED $550,000.
bedroom/3bath. Includes office, family, din- ACREAGE FOR SALE
ing and living room. Home sits on 2 breath IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101
taking acres filled with oaks, palms and a Acres +/- with wood frame house. Being
variety of fruit trees, Property also has a run- sold "As Is" Call for more details.
ning creek along the back. Asking $400,000.OTSFORSALE
BACK ON THE MARKET 2 POSSIBLY LOTS FOR SALE
3BEDROOM/2BATH CBS HOUSE. Newer BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with
ceramic tile. Beiig sold "as is" House is located old blk building sold "As Is" Asking
in Quail Run. Asking $165,000. $40,000.
IN PORT LABELLE This THREE LOTS ADJOINING each other in
3Bedroom/2Bath/l Cir garage home sits on a Port LaBelle. Asking $47,000 each.
beautifully landscaped .25 acre lot under the A B IG A I
prestigous oaks of LaBelle. Home is well OTS AVAILABLE IN HIGHLANDS
maintained with updated appliances. and a COUNTY. Starting at $25,000.
new roof Asking $135,000. CALL FOR A LIST OF AVAILABLE
3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits LOTS IN PORT LABELLE.


/ B w238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
SLisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
MO 1,^ Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Dekle Davis,
F James Tanner, Rozana Cisneros, Kevin Nelson,
W Rose Mason, Dwight Hatfield, Trinity Oxnam
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MOBILE HOMES: road in heart of Montura.
$275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
home. Cages galore. Montura.
$195,000 -.2BD/2BA mobile home in Pioneer $46,% t 1ieG0 ft ft t on
$168,500. -2BD/1BA mobile home on 5 acres corner of Missouri and Seminole.
that' SUB s~sRa A Ed horse $35,000 1.07 +/- acre located on paved rbad
stalls. out awafUl l ignlt fglglt Also
$160,000 4BD/2BA mobile home with fire- adjoining 1.07+/- acre wooded lot available.
placUf S aEMTlt'P, HQ al dining $33,Op i lCA iete
room and walk-in closet, your home" i. JAoiningngomei "e aso analable.
S$ mobile HOMESITES:
A Ahom. n c $65,900 -.25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an estab-
$ l AC AG.E00/ w adjoin- listed neighborhood.
ing M c Wtr Ms f access. b $65,500 .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green
$1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of belt.
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide. $66,000 Located in Lehigh'this beautiful lot is
.* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. in Greenbriar. Large canal,-majestic oaks.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with $59,900- .23+/- acre. Great lot to build a home
clean bill of health, in Port aBelle.
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibili- nIPr .
ties! Come check it out before someone else does! $55,9 g D9len Jo WTre.
$668,500 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an Auto $54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect
Salvage yard. dream home lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
* $430,000. A creek runs through itl!! 2 beautiful $54,000- .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect
20 acre parcels on Bee Branch, lots of trees! Don't place to build your dream home.
miss out on this unique acreage! $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under
* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and the oaks on these three oak filled city lots,
shed89,900- 4.94+/-acres property features home $45,000 .25+/- acre lot in growing section of
or mobile home pad 50X100 with septic tank. Port LaBelle.
* $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot $29,900 $34,900. Mobile home lots available
on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates., in 55 and older Community located in Moore
* $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.


* To see it is to love it! This beautiful
4BR/2Ba manufactured home sits on 1/2 acre
completely fenced and is only minutes from
town. Asking $150.000.


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Only $192,900
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* Bumping into everybody? It you
need room, this 4BR/2BA pool home
delivers! You'll love coming home. and
relaxing in the pool during the hot
summer months or snuggleing in front
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at
only $285,000.
* Vacation in the back yard! It's relaxing just
beingua4lflfl l.B Ml"IRACyany.
Features -a 1/2+/- ac lot, fencing, living room
& family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.
* What.a.l eal L5 I ome in
LaBelle F ff o pping.
Features elt l Tiia!ln r, fresh
paint and lots more. Only $147,900.
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont
Subdivision with 2 full baths &,2 half baths.
This UMlENRaOMTRACRchen
cabinets, breakfast bar, separate living room
and family room. Not to big and not to small.
This one has it all for only $129,900
* HANDY MAN SPECIAL! 3BR/1.5B home in
town. This is a great investment opportunity
priced at only $39,900.


comer lot on Evans Rd. Comes with a single
wideitbbke ou*OrnkRts this
price you're getting the mobile home for free!


* STOP DREAMING AND START. LIV- Only $119,900.
ING! This 2.5+/- acre mini estate makes Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St.
relaxing easy with a 3BR/2B manufactured in Montura. Great for investment or home-
home. Featuring ceramic tile, textured walls, site. Only $46,000.
and spacious kitchen. Only $179,900. Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
* Gulf access by community dock! Fishing, family. $44,900.
boating & water sports right out your door! Pretty wooded 125 acres in Montura
This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B $43,500.
mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on Wooded 1.25+/- acre. Lot in Montura.
Pine Island. Community pool & spa. Don't $42,500
miss this cozy fishing getaway! $149,900. 2h0gli kgBgf gy
* 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
n.ut es fromtown. $147,900 0 Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in down-
* JUST REDUCED ThisBtown LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
turned home is in pnstine condition! You w zoned for duplexor single farilytw/a possi-
fall in love with this home the minute you zio.d .for deorgsinge fmiy pi.
step foot on this oak filled property. Call fo ability rofrezoning to Business. $129,000.
a private showing today bef oreit's too late! 1/2 Acre lot in Alva.on pearl St $126,000.
Only $128,000. Owner ss make me offer 2 I t great
* Far from traffic, noise& cbongestion!YiYvu l ves Mn _W f,
love the private setting of this pretty 2005 Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
mobile home. All of the 3 bedrooms are large for your new home. $64,900.
Features 2 full baths, laundry room and brea Nice lot on Bogie Court n Unit 102
fast bar. Have a mini-farm for your maximum $54,900.
pleasure on the spacious 1.25'acres. $119,900. *.2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
* 4BR/2 an ture home with over 1,700 Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood!
sq ft rE Im Features $54,900 each.
include c ceiines a Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
huge master suite & fenced yard. Only Beautiful lot for your dream home. $54,900.
$52,500. Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
-'.\-.e .a a lh9Dule lot int IUnir 0 t 4990 0peah.


* t-ard to inmd +/- acres. Just minutes trom
LaBelle on Case Rd. $224,900.
* Hard to find acreage in Muse don't let
this (tUt Da51 NPBApT7d for
only $199,900.
* Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled


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


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. CLEWISTON...
3BR/2B mobile home on
a fenced corner lot close to
schools and parks! $75,000


S LABELLE...
3BR/2B doublewide mo-
bile home in great condition
dose to schools! $102,500


- SOUTH LABELLE...
3BR/2B mobile home on
+ high & dry acre just outside
of LaBelle! $122,00oo


t COUNTRY VILLAGE...
ABR/2B home, renovated
inside & out Unbelievable
"extras" abound! $142,500


* NORTH LABELLE...
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Blue Devils look to continue'

championship domination


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The quarterback position has been handed off to junior Josh Gator head football coach Craig Dobson watches two of his
McGregor and he, in turn, will hand off to Gator running players do some one-on-contact drills where players engage
backs this season, as Glades Day prepares to take the next in physical battle until one goes down or is removed from the
step in achieving state championship glory. ring of players.


Gators ready to gobble up gridiron


By Mark Young


BELLE GLADE Coming off
back-to-back trips to the FHSAA
state championship semifinals,
the Glades Day Gators will be
looking to take the next step
towards state championship
glory.
Led by six-year head coach
Craig Dobson who has an
additional eight years within the
organization there is excite-
ment in the air about his gridiron
squad's chances this season. But
coach Dobson recognizes that
it's going to take some work in
order to take the next step up the
championship rung.
"If you look at the teams who
play for state championships,
they either run a successful
Wing-T offense or they throw
the ball down the field," he said.
"We have some work to do on
our passing game. When you
have a quarterback who can
sling the ball, you have to have
the guys that can go up and get
it."
Slinging the pigskin for the
Gators this year will be junior QB
Josh McGregor who fills the spot
following Justin Garrett's gradu-
ation. McGregor has some big
shoes to fill after Garrett led the
Gators to the semifinals with
more-than 1,500 yards of passing
yardage, while ticking off 17
touchdown passes.
But McGregor is expected to
fill those shoes at 6'2" tall and
weighing in at 175 pounds,
coach Dobson said McGregor
can certainly throw the ball and
is a solid all-around athlete.
McGregor will have some targets
in seniors Travis Hendry and
Andrew Joseph. Joseph is a
transfer from Royal Palm Beach
but joins Hendry in adding
speed to the outside with both
wide-outs running a 4.6.,
Adding value to both the run-
ning and passing game is tight
end Andrew Boccanfuso, who
started his sophomore and jun-
ior seasons as guard and tackle
respectively. Coach Dobson
moved him to tight end during
the spring game against Ft.'
Pierce Central and was ade-
quately impressed to leave Boc-
canfuso right where he is for the
upcoming season.
At 6'2" tall, and weighing in at
245 pounds, Boccanfuso will be
a viable threat to any linebacker
covering him across the middle


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Conditioning is a big part of Gator head football coach Craig
Dobson's philosophy. "Having a strong football team is a
legacy of this program," said coach Dobson.


"If you look at the teams who play for state cham-
pionships, they either run a successful Wing-T
offense or they throw the ball down the field."
Craig Dobson,
head coach


or standing in his way during a
ground attack. While coach
Dobson admits that his passing
game is drawing early concerns,
he is confident that his defense
will be this year's strength and
will keep the Gators close
enough to provide opportunities
for victory. The Gators are solid,
across the defensive board and
in the spring game, kept a potent
Wing-T offense to under 100
yards of total offense. Ft. Pierce
Central boasts plenty of explo-
siveness on offense with an
experienced offense and plenty.
of speed, but the Gators stifled
their Wing-T offense.\
The Gators also look forward
to a promising running game
behind a solid offensive line,,
spearheaded by 6'4", 305-pound
Alex Behringer. Despite the loss
of Billy Shannon an 1,800-
yard rusher from last.season
with 28 total TDs the Gators
still have a tough Ricky Reitz
returning at fullback and have
juniors Lloyd Monds and Frankie
Lugo handling the tailback posi-
tion. Monds is benching more-
than 350 pounds under .the
Gators' mandatory weight lifting


program and brings strength
behind strength in their multiple
I offensive set.
"I feel pretty good about this,
season," said coach Dobson.
"The kids got in a great summer
and went to the FAU team camp
with six other teams. It was 11-
on-11 football, in full pads and.
we held our own with everyone
we played. I've been feeling
pretty good after that camp."
Glades Day remains IA and
moves into District 6, with
Moore Haven, Evangelical, and
St. John Neumann joining them
as district foes. The Gators
ended last season with a 5-3
record. The Gators didn't play
any of their current district com-
petitors last.,year, but will see
some familiar sights on the field
of battle when they play Ameri-
can Heritage (Delray), King's
Academy, Clewiston, and Ben-
jamin.
The Gators defeated Ameri-
can Heritage, (Delray) 33-7,
defeated Benjamin 47-24, lost to
Clewiston 22-12, and lost to an
undefeated King's Academy 35-
31 on the road. Glades Day
avenged the regular season loss


to King's Academy in the quar-
terfinals of the playoffs where
they beat them 21-19, after
downing Bay Point 6-0 in the first
round and beating up Holly-
wood Christian 34-10 in the sec-
ond round.
The Gators lost a heartbreak-
er in the semifinals to Ft. Meade
in a thrilling double overtime
game where a trip to the cham-
pionship was decided on a
missed. 24-yard field goal
attempt. Ft. Meade went on to
claim the IA championship after
defeating Trinity Christian 42-38.
The Gators last year, behind
offensive experience, averaged
almost 38 points a game, with
that average being boosted by a
62-0 romp over St. Edwards and
a 59-0 trouncing of Harmony. It
is unclear if this year's offensive
unit can duplicate those num-
bers, but on the defensive side of
the ball, the Gators only aver-
aged 19 points a game against,
including putting up a pair of
shutouts, and are expected to be
better this season.
Much of their success will rely
on that defensive effort until a
young, but talented offense finds
its groove. The.team, as a whole,
is young. They have 19 juniors
compared to 11 seniors, but that
could prove to be bad news for
the competition for the next cou-
ple of seasons as the Gators pre-
pare for a legitimate run at their
first state title since 1995,- whichh
was their fourth state champi-
onship owned by the school....
Gator Varsity Football Sched-
ule:
Aug. 19: Kick Off Classic
against John Carroll, home, 7
p.m.
Aug. 26: Eustis, away, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 2: Benjamin, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 9: Clewiston, home,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage
(Delray), away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: St. John Neumann,
home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy,.
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28; Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.


Lady Gators prep for new net season


By Mark Young

Looking to claim their fourth
straight district championship,
the Lady Gators, representing
Glades Day High School, will
have to overcome two main
obstacles inexperience in the
back court and King's Academy.
According to Lady .Gator
Head Coach Kathy McReynolds,
the talk of 1A, District 13 is
King's Academy who brings
back a wealth of experience on
top of a summer's devotion to
extra volleyball action in their
-quest to dethrone the Lady
Gators. Glades Day rode a wave
of success the last three seasons
on their two powerful outside
hitters Jessica Paez and Amanda
Lewis.
Despite the fact that Lewis
and Paez have graduated as well
as their primary setter Autumn
Voney, coach McReynolds
remains confident that her net
squad's strength remains in the
offensive court.
Junior Alleigh Schlechter will
take up fulltime residence on the
outside while Ashley Baugh-
man, a senior middle hitter are
the two key returning players for
the Lady Gators in their hopes
for a four-peat district title and
their bid to better their regional
final four-game loss to West Min-
ister last season. The Lady
Gators will also change up their
offensive attack this year, to give


"We are working on a different offense than any-
thing we've ever done before. People got used to
seeing us run our offense one way and we want
to show them something different."
Kathy McReynolds,
Lady Gator Head Coach


their squad the element of sur-
prise.
"We are working on a differ-
ent offense than anything we've
ever done before," said coach
McReynolds. "People got used
to seeing us run our offense one
way and we want to show them
something different."
Coach McReynolds said she
has a relatively young squad this
season, but that this team has
'played together since junior high
school.
"And they are a very enthusi-'
astic group of girls," she said.-
"They really want to perfect the
new stuff we are working on and
have a lot of enthusiasm."
Coach McReynolds admits
that her concerns lay in the
defensive backcourt, but said
her offense should be potent
enough to make up for what the
defense may lack.
"We have a lot of youth and
inexperience in the back court,"
she said. "We are going to have
to step it up defensively, but our
offense will be there by the end


of the season. Don't get me
wrong, no one is going to be
blowing us out this year. But we
are probably going to find .ur-
selves in a lot of close matches."
Coach McReynolds said her
Lady Gator squad may. take
some' bumps compared to last
year's 23-3 record, but a tough
regular season schedule com-
bined with a few good tourna-
ment competitions are going to
help her squad be ready when it
counts.
I Coach McReynolds enters her
seventh season at the helm of
the Lady Gator volleyball pro-
gram and in that time has.
claimed five district champi-'
onships, three regional final
appearances, and one state
appearance.
"It's a great program and we
get plenty of support from the
parents and from the kids who
will do whatever I ask them to
do," said coach MacReynolds.
Joining Glades Day and
King's Academy in this year's
district are Jupiter Christian,


Benjamin, American Heritage
(Delray) St. Edwards, and Sum-
mit Christian
The Lady Gators open up this
year's net action with a fairly
tough schedule, having to play
two district road games and trav-
el for 'tournament action before
their home fans will get theirfirst
look at this year's net squad,
which will be Sept. 13 against
American Heritage.
Lady Gator varsity volleyball
schedule:
.Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian,
away, 6 p.m. District game
Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6
p.m. District game.
Sept. 9-10: Champions Tour-
nament, away, TBA
Sept. 13: American Heritage
(Delray), home, 6 p.m. District
game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christ-
ian, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury
Tournament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.


By Nina Wills

Intense is the best word to
describe the gridiron atmos-
phere of Blue Devil stadium: The
players are hungry for another
state championship title.
"We have a great team," said
Blue Devil head coach Leroy Fos-
ter. "Sometimes we get lazy -
we just need to focus."
A number of players from last
year's championship team did
graduate, which include running
back Emilio Perez, wide receiver
Andre Powell, wide receiver
Kenny Everet, offensive lineman
Jasper Santos; offensive lineman
O'Brian Maitland, strong safety
Shahian Blacknall, and of
course, star. running back
Antone Smith.
But coach Foster said if every
player performs to his highest
ability' and the team works
together as a unit, securing a
spot in the state title game will
not be a surprise. With a team
motto of, "We're all we got,"
coach Foster said the team mem-
bers believe in each other's abili-
tyto play the game the football.
If the Blue Devils have a chink
in their championship armor, it
would be the maturity level with-
in their offensive line, according
to coach Foster. But senior QB,
Robert "Rah Rah" Love still has
senior wide out Maconor Regis
as a key target and this year's var-
sity squad will feature "sopho-
more sensations" Janoris Jenk-
ins at free safety, and Martavious
Odoms at the wide out spot.'
Defensively, the Blue Devils'
return nine starting seniors,
which include defensive captain
and linebacker Vincent Cheves,
Ricky Gary (CB), Nikita Scott
(CB) Un'Tavious Scott (DE), and
Rudy Robinson (LB). Coach Fos-
ter believes these will be break-
out players of the season, but
looks to some younger players to
step up to the plate.
The Blue Devils have been
hitting the practice field everyday
at 4 p.m., for practices that last
anywhere from 2-3 hours long.
Each practice session is serious
business and extremely crucial
to the team's performance on
game day.


Editor's note: The fall high
school sports season is upon us.:
To have your school's schedule
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us provide lake-area coverage,
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LadyGator,
varsity volleyball
Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian, away,
6 p.m. District game '
Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6 p.m.
District game
,Sept. 9-10: Champions Touma-
ment, away, TBA
Sept. 13: American Heritage
(Delray), home, 6 p.m. District game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away, 6:30
p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
, Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury Tour-
nament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy, away, 6
p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.

Gator golf
Aug. 25: Clewiston, away, 3:30
p.m.
Aug. 30: King's Academy, home,
3:30 p.m.
. Sept. 1: Community Christian,
away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 6: Summit Christian, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 7: Benjamin, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 20: Clewiston,. home, 4
p.m.
Sept. 20: Community Christian,
home 4p.m.
Sept. 22: King's Academy, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Morningside Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4p.m.

Gator cross-country
Sept 6: Benjamin meet, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 8: American Heritage
meet, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16: Wellington Invitational,
away, 3:33 p.m.
Sept. 22: Glades Day Meet,
home, TBA
Sept. 27: Benjamin meet, away,
4p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30
a.m.
Oct. 7: John I. Leonard Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet, away, 4


"This is serious busi-
ness. Losing is not
optional. We are in a
quest, we are in the
hunt for another
championship bot-
tom line."
Rick Lammons,
Defensive coordinator

Their 'practices vary, but
when the defense takes the field,
led by defensive coordinator
"Rick Lammons, lead s his squad
with a drill sergeant mentality.
Coach Lammons knows he has
good players, but still expects
100 percent effort from each of
them all the time. He knows that
great football teams are not lazy.
andweak.
Hard work, dedication, and a
true love for the sport makes a
team great. iAt the end of prac-
tice, coach \Lammons told his
defensive unit, "This is serious
business. Losing is not optional.
We are in a quest, we are in the
hunt for another championship
-bottom line."
Of course, there are high
expectations on the Blue Devils.
In recent years, this team has not
let outside distractions take them
off their goal, which is winning
games. This year should be no
different.
"We are hard-nose to the
core football junkies," said
coach Foster. We are here to win
-nothing else."
With intensity and passion for
the game and their quest for
another championship, the play-
ers are ready for their Aug. 19
Kick Off Classic against Clewis-
ton.
When asked to sum up his
gridiron squad, coach Foster
smiled and said, "Quick, scrappy,
and unpredictable."
This team is quick and scrap-
py, but maybe not completely
unpredictable. Although no one
can tell the future, it looks as if a
very promising, season awaits
this year's Blue Devils team.


p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County_
Meet, home, TBA
Moore Haven High 2
School varsity sports
TenierFootball
Aug. 18: Kick Off Classic vs.
Okeechobee, home, 7 p.m.
Aug. 26: Lake Placid, home, 7:30j
p.m.
Sept. 2: Frostproof, home, 7:30"
p.m.
Sept. 9: Jacksonville Christian,.
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Hollywood Cristian,"
away, TBA
Sept. 23: Benjamin, away, 4 p.m.'
Sept. 30: St. John Neumann,
away4p.m.
Oct. 7: LaBelle, away, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Glades Day, home, 7:30
p.m. -
Nov. 4: St. Edwards, home, 7:30'
p.m.
LadyTeniervofleybaa
Aug. 24: Clewiston, away, 7 p.m.
Aug. 25: Lake Placid, away, 7-
p.m.
Aug. 30: Naples, away 7 p.m. -
Sept. 1: Naples, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6: Canterbury, away, 7 p.m.:
Sept. 8: SW Fla. Christian, home,.
7p.m. /
Sept. 13: St. John Neumann,)
away, 7 p.m:
Sept. 15: Evangelical, home, 7:
p.m.
Sept. 19: Naples, away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22: Canterbury, home,' 7:
p.m.
Sept. 30: Heartland Christian,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lake Placid, home, 7 p.m.1
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away, 1,
p.m.
Oct. 6: Clewiston, home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Everglades City, home, 1I
p.m. I
Oct. 13: Heartland Christian,!
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian, away,-
7p.m.
Pahokee varsity
football
Aug. 19: Kick Off Classic vs.-
Clewiston, away
Aug. 26: Royal Palm Beach,-
away
Sept. 2: King's Academy, away ,
Sept.9: Pope John Paul, home *
Sept. 16: Florida Air Academy,,
away
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman,'
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecom-'
ing), home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away -


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Hendry County Lunch Menu


' Submitted to INI/Everglades Federal Credit Union
Amanda Mathis, Tiffany Patterson & Brandy Bulifant
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Primary menu
Thursday, August 18-
Breaded'chicken
Mashed potatoes
Broccoli
Chicken gravy
Biscuit
Friday, Augustl 9-
Shrimp poppers oven cooked
Macaroni & cheese
Fresh apples
Green beans
Monday, August 22-
Corn dos nuggets
Baked beans
Oranges
Shape ups


Tuesday, August 23-
Popcorn Chicken
Tossed salad
Banana
Dinner roll Homestyle
Wednesday,, August 24-
Chili w/ beans
Grilled cheese sandwich
Corn
Fruited Jell-o
Secondary menu
Thursday, August 18-
Popcorn chicken
Potato tots baked
Shape ups
Homestyle dinner roll
Friday, August19-


Shrimp poppers oven cooked
Macaroni and cheese
Broccoli
Pears diced
Monday, August 22-
Taco
lettuce and tomato
Corn
Canned fruit


Tuesday, August 23-
Manager's choice
Wednesday,, August 24-
Turkey breast sliced
mashed potatoes
Chicken gravy
Green beans
Peaches
Dinner roll


Sportsmanship:



apply it now


Amanda Mathis, Tiffany Patterson, Marta Smith & Brandy
SBulifant


New teachers are


welcomed by EFCU


On Aug. 2, four employees
from Everglades Federal Credit
Union participated in the
Hendry County Schools new
Teacher Induction Program.
The event was held at the
LaBelle Middle School from 4-7
p.m. Two teachers new to the
area and looking for an institu-
tion to serve their financial
reeds, EFCU employees
explained the many services the
credit union offers and wel-


comed the new additions to
area school faculties to our
community. Promotional items
were distributed to all that
stopped by and' visited with the
staff of Everglades Federal Credit
Union. In addition to co-spon-
soring the dinner served to the
new teachers, Everglades Feder-
al Credit Union also donated
two $50 gift cards that were
given away to two lucky win-
ners.


Rules to Follow


First day of school drill for par-
ents (mostly elementary school)
Know your child's school
name, address, and phone num-
ber.
Know your child's grade,.
classroom and teacher's name.
Know the bus your child will
._be riding. -
Know the school schedule I
S...Know.placeand time of bus
pick-up and drop-off.
Let the school know if your
child will go to after-care.
Let the school know how
your child will come to school and
go home (bus, biker, parent drop-


off/ pick-up, etc).
Know your child's lunch sta-
tus to provide him/her with money
if not in free lunch.
Know where pre-care and
after-care locations are.
Let the school know about
any medication your child is taking.
;e;,For little children, \ou might
need to put in their backpack and
information card with his/her
name, parents' names, and phone
numbers, just in case.
If you (parent) don't speak
English, know the name of the lan-
guage facilitator.


School Happenings


Eastside Elementary
School
Welcome back teachers and
students. The first week of school
went well, and everyone seems to
be adjusting back to school life.
We'd like to welcome all of our
Kindergarteners to "big school."
You're going to have loads of fun
learning at Eastside.
We'd also like to welcome all
of our new teachers at Eastside. In
first grade we have Danielle Dom-
Srase and Magan Hartley. In sec-
ond grade we have Stephanie
SHinson and Amber Schaedig. In
our third grade we have Alicia
Hollinger and Millie Ruiz. We
have a new/veteran teacher at
Eastside this year. Debbie Conley
has returned to Eastside after
being gone for a couple of years.
We are so happy to have Mrs.
Conley back with us.
There will be a PTO meeting
on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The meeting
will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the cafe-
teria. We hope to see lots of par-
ents at the meeting. It is always a
great thing to be involved in PTO,


and help with decisions pertain-
ing to your child's education.
Attention parents and stu-
dents! All students who remain in
dress code from Monday-Thurs-
day- will be permitted to wear
denim blue jeans and a uniform
shirt or Eastside T-shirts on Fri-
days. This is a change is our
school dress code policy.
If your child has brought home
a passport application, please be
sure to return it to the school as
soon as possible. These passports
will be used for the students to
travel to the different countries
(classrooms) throughout the
school.
.. Eastsidd T-Shirts are still on
sale. If your child has not pur-
chased a T-shirt yet, it is not too
late. Order forms went home, but
if you can't locate it, just write
your child's name on a piece of
paper and include the teacher's
name,, size desired, and color
desired (orange or blue). Cost:
One for $10, two for $18, three for
$27. Please send in the money
when ordering a T-shirt. We at
Eastside know that this is going to
be a GREAT year!


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church,, Clewiston
There was a lady I knew that
once wanted her husband to get
a certain rocking chair. HE didn't
do it, and I heard about this
great omission when they used
to banter back and forth. Other
times when things were more
peaceful around their house,
nobody had better mention the
rocking chair. You could see her
face change become more
red, eyes become narrow, lips
would purse, and it was obvious
that she had: "Shifted gears."
Someone had pushed the
wrong button and things would-
n't go back to normal for awhile
because someone had casually
mentioned "rocking chair". In
fact, someone who is usually
calm, considerate, agreeable
and at peace can suddenly
become another person.
We all have those "visceral,
in-the-gut reactions" when
something brings back lots of
feelings -.touches a. nerve or a
sore spot. Just say "mother-in-
law" to some people and they're
off and running. Sometimes an
environment or place can set
people off.
One study of mob violence
showed that people.were three
times more likely to be violent in
a crowd than when they were
alone. There are studies of "road
rage" when usually calm, peace-
ful people become aggressive
and destructive at some per-
ceived affront while they are
wielding a two-ton potential
weapon of great destruction.
Not too long ago, schools
were going to require sports-
manship training for parents of
their young athletes the par-
ents were getting too aggressive
and violent as they watched
their kids play ball. You can see
the shifting of mental gears
sometimes when the quiet
father becomes a raging, fist
swinging, shouting mass
because he thought the coach
didn't know how to call his son's
play. The father who might oth-
erwise invite the coach to din-
ner, or at least thank him for his
volunteering time for the kids
suddenly is seeing like a bull
who has seen a red matador's
cape.
The Biblical parable about
the good Samaritan is about the
man who does not lose his per-
spective about the neighbor he
is supposed to love (Luke
10:25ff). A man is robbed and
,beat up, and left half-dead. The
minister goes by and ignores
him, does a legal expert. A
Samaritan, tough, comes by and
sees someone in another light;
"Here is a man who is hurting."
When those who are supposed
to help miss the point, suffering
continues.
When someone says, "I'm
supposed to love my neighbor
no matter what. Hey, this guy
is rmy neighbor too!" Good


things can happen.
Unlike the others who passed
by, the Samaritan saw that the
command to "love your neigh-
bor as yourself," applies 24/7, no
matter who, no matter where.
Sportsmanship is about compe-
tition and not about persons -
we compete to get more points,
to run faster, to see if we can
outperform others but it has
nothing to do with attacking oth-
ers or failing to see the image of
God in those who are also run-
ning the race.
. A recent reminder came
when someone pointed out the
Supreme Court nominee-
defended a cause that was
unpopular but reminded every-
one that was his job. He may not
have always believed in the
causes he defended, but he did
his best. The importance of sep-
arating oneself and ones' emo-
tions from being who we are
supposed to be was under-
scored. Likewise, sportsman-
ship is "loving your neighbor as
yourself" even when you don't
like the call or when you want to
"kill the umpire."
Remembering that golden
rule applies even in the midst of
feeling angry, or when you vio-
lently disagree is what makes us
good sports, good citizens, good
human beings, good residents in
God's world.
Sportsmanship is loving our
neighbor as yourself, and that's
all. Sonreone said, "It. isn't
whether you win or whether you
lose" and who enters into a
competition without wanting to
win. Maybe more important,
though, is how we win or how
we lose and what everyone will
carry away from the game -
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School Briefs


Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's Class
of 1956 is planning their 50th
year class reunion next June.
Tentative plans call for a brunch
at- Roland Martin's, Saturday.
morning, June 24, 2006. There
will be activities during the day
and a dinner. at the Country Club
that night. The Class of 1955 and
the Class of 1957 are also invited
to join the celebration.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education
classes are being offered at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Call Toni at 983-1123 for more
information.
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
station 2 units, music, and
games. Snack bar with great
prizes is open each night.
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.
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 counsel-
ing, assessments and referrals to


rehabilitation centers nationwide
by calling (800) 468-6933 or log-
ging onto
www.stopaddiction.com. Don't
wait until it's too late. Call Nar-
conon 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
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity. 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
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.


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These plants are pictured in
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these animals and plants exten-
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And there are those around
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Mulch is magic stuff. It's any-
.thing that can be put down on
landscape beds or garden sites to
'reduce weeds and conserve
moisture. While we don't have
-any water shortages right now,
There are more than enough
,weeds to go around. I asked one
4of our Master Gardeners, Dick
PDutton, to read up on it.
Well read he did, and he came
.up with a great suggestion for an
.inexpensive alternative to the
plastic sheets, river rock, or
ground up cypress trees often
,purchased for use as mulch. And
according to his sources at Prairie
4Yard and Garden, answer is in
,your hands right. now.- old
newspapers can work well as
mulch the subject of this
,week's Extension column, writ-
'ten by Master Gardener Dick Dut-
,ton.
Mulching is one of the simplest
land most beneficial practices you
4can use in the garden. Mulch is
'simply a protective layer of a
4


material that is spread on top of
the soil. Mulches can either be
organic such as grass clip-
pings, straw, bark chips, and simi-
lar materials .-or inorganic -
such as stones, brick chips, and
plastic. Both organic and inorgan-
ic mulches have numerous bene-
fits:
Protects the soil from ero-
sion
Reduces compaction from
the impact of heavy rains
Conserves moisture, reduc-
ing the need for frequent watering
Maintains a more even soil
temperature
Prevents weed growth
e Provides a "finished" look to
the garden.
Newspaper mulch can be
used as a replacement for plastic
polyester mulch cloth that is often
used as a weed barrier between
the soil and mulch material. Dec-
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layer at least 5-10-pages thick of
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Plans are getting underway for
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Hospital
Continued From Page 1
major contentions the Blue Rib-
bon Committee had with the
hospital was its relationship to
Physical Therapy Dynamics
(PTD), an independently operat-
ed physical therapy-business,
with financial ties to the hospi-
.tal.
In their final summarization,
the Blue Ribbon Committee rec-
ommended terminating the hos-
pital's contract with PTD, bring-
ing the therapy in-house as a
"hospital" department, to better
utilize hospital resources, and
work toward profitability
through application of true rev-
enue deduction, bad' debt, and
expense allocation.
The Blue Ribbon Committee
reported that it would save the
hospital as much as $200,000 a
year, but according to Mr. Lar-
son, PTD makes the hospital
money. Gaining access to PTD's
financial records was one of the
major issues of the original law-
suit, as U.S. Sugar claimed it had
a right to see the records since
the business was being largely
funded by a public entity.
But PTD's financial records
had little mention in the court
transcripts and Toni Couse,
owner of PTD, said that was
because she could not afford a
legal fight with U.S. Sugar in
determining whether or not she
was a private or public business,
thus relenting in turning over
her records.
"It was very frustrating
because I felt it was an invasion


of my privacy," she said. "I wish
I had the money to fight (U.S.
Sugar), but I don't. It's not that I
have anything to hide, it's just a
matter of I don't think they have
the right to invade my privacy."
Ultimately, Mrs. Couse stated
that she turned over her finan-
cial records going back the last
five years in May of this year, and
said she was subsequently
dropped from the public records
lawsuit.
Robert Coker, U.S. Sugar sen-
ior vice president said the issue
did come up in court when U.S.
Sugar attorney Tom Sadaka read
an open letter before the court
stating, that the hospital did not
maintain financial records on
the operating expenses of its
largest vendor (PTD), "yet this
private business receives pay-
ments of more than $40,000 a
'month for outpatient physical
therapy from the hospital."
Mr. Coker disputes the claim
the public records lawsuit was
completely "dropped."
'As far as I can see, Physical
Therapy Dynamics is a public
agency and didn't satisfy the
public records request," he said.
"What we received was a large
amount of documents, but did-
n't receive anything containing
information of how that busi-
ness fits into the economics of
the hospital."
U.S. Sugar has also main-
tained their position in opposing
PTD's connection to the hospital
while the owner is married to
the current- hospital board's
chairman, Miller Couse and
claims that PTD is using tax dol-
lars to rent space and has been


under a no-bid contract for
more than a decade.
"We believe this is an outra-
geous misuse of public tax
money and a clear conflict of
interest for the spouse of a hos-
pital board chairman to be a
major vendor of the hospital,"
said Mr. Coker.
Mrs. Couse disputes these
claims and called the recent
accusations against her, "bunk".
According to Mrs. Couse,
PTD has had a long-standing
contract with the hospital that
does go back over 10 years,
which is well before her hus-
band became the chairman of
the hospital board:.
"These accusations that the
hospital pays for everything are
bunk," said Mrs. Couse. "I pay
salaries, insurance, malpractice
insurance, equipment, office
supplies, and much more. The
hospital does put a roof over my
head, which started 10 years ago
when it was the hospital who
made the decision that they
needed more space and asked if
I would move the business to
another location."
Mrs. Couse said she complied
'and moved her business into the
U-Save shopping plaza, where,
she resided for more than six
years and moved again to a city-
leased building for more than
two years before Hurricane.
Francis destroyed the building in
which she was operating.
There were not many options
within the city to relocate at that
time, according to Mrs. Couse
who also stated that her hus-
band Miller did own the K-Mart
plaza where she eventually relo-


cated.
"It was the only available
space that offered the kind of
room we needed," she said.
"We need about 4,000 square
feet to run this business."
Miller Couse no longer owns
the building, which was sold to
Yasser Kahn. The sale was sup-
posed to be finalized in April of
this year, but officially closed
July 1.
"If it hadn't been for the hur-
ricane, I would still be under the
city lease," said Mrs. Couse. "I
wouldn't even be in the building
I'm in now and I'm sure the city
didn't want to see me end the
lease with them either.,"
Mr. Smith made an observa-
tion that PTD is overstaffed and
one of the recommendations
from the committee was to
move PTD back to the hospital,
cut staff and make PTD a true
hospital department.
Mrs. Couse said that she cur-
rently has four physical thera-
pists, herself, and support staff
to serve both Clewiston and
LaBelle, one of the few hospital
services, which is able to pro-
vide both communities with
countywide service, a serious,
issue for the current hospital.
"Our physical therapists
don't get paid if they don't
work," said Mrs. Couse. "There
are no guaranteed salaries. They
get paid an hourly wage and if
they don't work, they don't get
paid. My last two-week pay-
check was for 30 hours total,
because I didn't work the whole
time. But I'm more of a floater,
fill-in. I'm the last one to be
scheduled to see clients."


As far as the no-bid allega-
tions, Mrs. Couse said she origi-
nally bid the services back in
1986 and the contract renews
automatically every two years.
"They can bid it out anytime
they like," she said. "And good
luck finding-anybody who can
provide four therapists to two
communities for what I pay,"
she said. "It's been a blessing to
have such quality people who
don't mind living in a rural com-
munity. It's a rare quality."
Mr. Larson said the hospital
would be foolish to move for-
ward with an intentional pur-
pose, of losing PTD.
"We make money off her
business," he said. "We do do
the billing for her business, but
that's it. If we moved them in-
house, as the Blue Ribbon Com-
mittee wants, we would have to
assume all of the administrative
responsibilities of the business,
as well as trying to recruit thera-
pists. It would be a nightmare.
Canceling the contract would
not save us money and we
would probably lose money by
moving it in-house."
Mr. Larson counters U.S..
Sugar's allegations in stating
that the hospital only recoups
15-25 percent of PTD's revenue.
"It's actually more like 46
percent of the netrevenue," he
said. "This past year we had a 31
percent return on our invest-


ment. But even if it was only 10
percent, we'd take it."
Further questions remain to
be answered. U.S. Sugar and the
Blue Ribbon Committee have
taken issue with Quorum, a Ten-
nessee based company with
holdings in more than 250 rural
hospitals nationwide. The com-
mittee is alleging mismanage-
ment within the hospital, is
declaring the hospital board to
be unfit, and raises questions as
to the hospital's ability to recoup
bad debt, but at the heart of the
argument is Quorum and both
sides claim that the other is
being uncooperative.
"It is unfortunate we have
gotten to this point," said.Mr.
Coker. "Because the next steps
in this process are going to be
very difficult for everybody."
Questions also remain as to
the. true intentions of U.S,
Sugar's motives in becoming
involved in the legal struggle
and some are labeling the move
as more of a power struggle to
gain control of the hospital
board. Some are claiming that it
should be U.S. Sugar's financial
status that needs to be looked
into and that U.S. Sugar is the
last one to be pointing fingers at
financial instability.
These questions and more
are being answered, but the
conflict is far being resolved.


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there is a routing issue, but said
m ergency that emergency dispatching has
improved greatly over the past
Continued From Page 1 several years. Glades is hoping
covers mostly pasture area east to review the entire wireless
of North SR 29 and Ortona. issue, however.
Robin feels the simple solu- Glades County dispatcher
tion would be to turn the two Terri Bowling has been a. dis-
sectors over to Hendry' County patcher for 18 years nine with
911 and all calls that bounce off Glades County Sheriff's Office
of those sectors will be routed to and nine with Clewiston Police.
Hendry County dispatch. Department. She said the rout-
Rerouting calls would require ing problem concerns all wire-
the host county (Glades) to less calls in Glades County. She
agree to the change. explained that the dispatcher
Robin said Nextel is even first has to verify the location of
considering a new tower that the emergency from the caller. If
will cover the LaBelle area. She the emergency is on SR 80, the
notes, however, that even if a call will be relayed to Hendry
site is found, various codes and County; if it's on the north side
zoning requirements will have of SR 80 (Indian Hills, Horse-
to be met and this all take tire. shoe Acres, The Glades), it is
The ruling of sectors is part Glades County.
of the 911 coordinator's job. When Moore Haven dispatch-
When a tower covers more than gets a call that should go to
one county then the two coun- Hendry County, the Glades dis-
ties have to work together to patcher presses two buttons on
decide which agency can the computer screen to relay it;
respond faster and more effi- then stays on the line till a
ciently.. Hendry dispatcher picks up. She
Robin says she has contacted said that Glades. County dis-
the State Wireless Board for its patchers field an average of
help but has not received a about 100. of these calls per
response as yet. She adds, how- week some are multiple calls
ever, that she's heard the matter on the same accident, some are
is being looked into. kids playing with the phone.
Glades County has an agree- Although the process of relaying
ment with Hendry County Emer- a call typically only takes a few
agency Medical Services to pro- seconds, Terri said seconds save
vide coverage for the Oxbow lives.
area. In an odd twist, current .Another problem comes into
wireless 'routing means that.. play when the caller does not
wireless residents of Glades speak English. Then a correct7
County who are supposed to get tions officer is called in to trans-
service from Hendry County are ,late, but that can add minutes to
not able to call Hendry County the response time.
dispatch direcil, Robin said. Terri said that wireless rout-
Dual county agreements are ing could create a problem, but
needed for rural residents living -most often is riot a major issue.
close to county boundaries. She added that since Glades
Randy Bengston, Hendrv Coun- County got E911, dispatching
ty Public Service Director, is' emergency calls has improved
working ith Lee Count\ on a greatly.
similar situation lor the rural res- John I uczwanski,
idents in the Hendry Counti\ spokesman for the Department
Lehigh area. Knowing that of Management Services Bureau
Hendry County cannot respond of Telecommunication and
in a timely manner to its resi- Wireless Services, said his
dents in the Lehigh area,. but agency has offered to facilitate
blocks away is a Lee County Fire discussions between Hendry
Department and EMS services, and Glades Counties on the
the cooperation agreement is issue if necessary. He said this
the most logical result. Hendry type of problem .is not uncom-
does have other inter-local mon and can be circumvented
agreements with Glades. by inter-local. agreements
Glades County has no E911 between the counties. The solu-
coordinator at this time. Sheriff tion, he noted, must be between
Stuart Whidden said he knows Hendry and Glades.


CAFTA
Continued From Page 1
top of the 100 tonsalready lost
to- the World Trade Organization
(WTO) and an additional 25
tons that were lost. to Mexican
sugar growers from NAFTA. ,
CAFTA narrowly passed
through Congress by one vote
and Mr. Coker said he hopes it is
an earmark that this nation's
political figures are recognizing
that these free trade agreements
need much more scrutiny.
"There are as many as 20 bi-
lateral trade agreements that
could follow CAFTA,",said Mr.
Coker. "What is the U.S. agen-
da? We saw a very divided Con-
gress who wanted to.see a lot
more. information on this agree-
ment that was provided. We are
very disappointed in the passage
of .CAFTA and the premise that
.these agreements have some-
thing to do with national securi-
ty."
Mr. Coker said that any
amount of product taken away
from a business that specializes
in high volume with a low mar-
gin is going to have an impact.
"I've basically lost 20 percent
of my business to-these agree-
ments," he said. "I'm in a high
volume, low margin business
and when you take away 20 per-.
cent of my production, it hurts."
Mr. Coker wouldn't expand
on what CAFTA and other farm-
bill measures may do to the,
company's employees, but said,
"'We've made fundamental
changes in our corporation over
the last four years. We are oper-
ating today very efficiently and
.are finding other ways to be


Valiant
Continued From Page 1
"There are second and third
generation of patients in this
reception today,' and knowing
they brought their. children 'to
me, means ajot," said Dr. Valiant.
Everyone that knew Dr.
Valiant will truly miss her, for
being such a great pediatrician
with a lot of them referring to as,
"our angel".


more efficient, but some of
those 'things are around the
edges."
U.S. Sugar has been trotting
the globe in search of more effi-
cient means of/operation and
according to Mr. Coker, that
journey is now over.
"We are done looking," he
said. "We've ordered equip-
ment, a long list of major pieces,
which are being built as we
speak all over the world. You
will be seeing this equipment
come by barge, being. unloaded
off the lake, by train and by
truck. This Clewiston project is
one of the largest industrial
manufacturing projects under-
way today in the United States."
Mr. Coker said U.S. Sugar is
fully committed to implanting
their new plant facility.
"It's big for Clewiston," he
said. "And this new. factory will
bring us the ability to survive
where we keep the low cost of
production of sugar in the Unit-
ed States."
The plant is currently in
phase construction. The B'ryant
Mill Plant will operate through
two more production cycles and
will then be shut down.
"By the 07-08 .production
cycle, all of our sugar will be
processed in Clewiston," said.
Mr. Coker. "We are expanding
our refinery where all the raw
sugar and all the processes of
making and marketing our
sugar will be done in Clewis-
ton."
Mr. Coker would not elabo-
rate on the cost of the project
and when asked what U.S.
Sugar's. financial investment is
into the new project, would only
say, "A lot."


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M's outfielder joins child protection team


AVENTURA Attorney Gener-
al Charlie Crist joined with Florida
Marlin All-Star outfielder Miguel
Cabrera and Macy's Florida Vice-
Chairman David Scheiner to
release a comprehensive parent's
guide for protecting children from
predators.
The attorney general and
Macy's teamed up to create the
booklet with the assistance of the
National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The guide, officially titled
"SafeSteps to Protect Florida's Chil-
dren, A Parent's Guide to Online
Safety, Child Abduction and Run-
away Issues" was provided through
Macy's generous support. Macy's
has further committed to continue
to work with Attorney General Crist
on promoting child safety by mak-
ing SafeSteps available in all of its


stores throughout Florida.
The booklet will also be avail-
able online at the attorney general's
Web site at myfloridalegal.com.
SafeSteps covers a number of
important issues including tips on
children and computer use, a glos-
sary of terms used by children on
the Internet, and recommenda-
tions for keeping children safe from
different types of threats.
"Nothing is more important
than protecting our children," said
Crist. "Florida is honored that an
outstanding corporate citizen such
as Macy's and a role model such as
Miguel Cabrera have lent their pres-
tige and joined us in such an impor-
tant cause. They are outstanding
partners."
"Our children are Florida's most
precious resource and everyone
associated with Macy's wants to do


his and her part as an advocate to
ensure their safety," said David
Scheiner, vice chairman Director of
Stores for Macy's Florida. "We are
proud to add our name and our
resources to those of Attorney Gen-
eral Crist and Miguel Cabrera as we
work together to achieve such an
important and worthwhile goal."
Miguel Cabrera has demonstrat-
ed a commitment to giving back to
the community and state where he
has become so successful. This
includes highlighting the need to
keep Florida's children safe from
predators.
"If I can help prevent even one
child from being harmed, then it
will feel better than any play I can
make on the baseball field," said
Cabrera. "I know that some of the
kids look up to me and I want to set
a good example for them. Hopeful-


ly, by participating in raising the
awareness of these safety issues,
they will pay closer attention."
The SafeSteps booklet is anoth-
er tool provided by Attorney Gener-
al Crist in his ongoing effort to pro-
mote child safety, particularly in
lieu of the horrific crimes, which
have been perpetrated on Florida's
most vulnerable over the recent
past. Throughout the past year the
Attorney General's Office worked
closely with Florida's largest school
districts to put on more than two
dozen "Escape Schools", a pro-
gram geared to educate children
about protecting themselves from
predators.
Attorney General Crist is also
continuing efforts to pass Anti-Mur-
der legislation that would re-incar-
cerate violent offenders who vio-
late their probation.


Road construction report; drive with care


Florida Department of Trans-
portation releases weekly road
construction updates. The follow-
ing is a list of current construction
projects underway in lake area
communities. Please remember
to drive with caution through con-
struction zones.
Hendry County
SR 29: At Case Road: Mainte-
nance project Crews will be
repairing and replacing guardrail.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible delays with slow
moving traffic.
SR 80: At the intersection of SR
80 and US 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be repairing and
replacing lighting on the bridge.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible slow moving traffic.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project The road-
way improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing .pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing, paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flagging
operation with' a single lane for
paving and shoulder construc-
tion. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to Charley
Close Road: Maintenance project
- Motorists should expect no
lane closures but possible delays
-and slow moving traffic while


crews work on cleaning the ditch-
es in this area.
SR 78: At Tater Farm Road near
Glades County Road and Bridge:
Maintenance project Motorists
should expect one lane of traffic
with possible delays while crews


replace guardrail in this area.
US 27: Near the area of Boar
Hammock: Maintenance project
- Motorists should expect no
lane closures but possible delays
and slow moving traffic while
crews work on repairing and


replacing guardrail.
US 27: At the Moore Haven
Bridge: Maintenance project -
Crews will be repairing and
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Phosphours reduced by 59 percent


CLEWISTON In spite of a
hurricane season that wreaked
havoc on the system, Florida sugar
farmers continued to greatly
reduce the phosphorous in the
water leaving their farms.
Farmers' Best Management
Practices (BMPs) reduced phos-
phorus by 59 percent, well above
the 25-percent reductions required
by the 1994 Everglades Forever Act
and above their 10-year average of
greater than 50-percent reduc-
tions.
"Even under the extreme
weather conditions of the past
year, sugar farmers have been


able' to maintain phosphorus
reductions more than twice
what is required. That's further
proof that our Best Management
Practices are making a real dif-
ference in water quality," said
Judy Sanchez, director of Corpo-
rate Communications.
The water quality issues in Lake
Okeechobee that were exacerbat-
ed by the hurricanes and the
above-average rainfall this season
have made the farmer's work even
more difficult than in past years.
Phosphorus in the lake water has
averaged more than 250 parts per
billion since January this year.


Phosphorus levels in Lake
Okeechobee water- continue to
increase, creating unforeseen
problems for the restoration efforts
south of the lake. Pointing to the
quality of water farms receive from
the lake, Sanchez said, "It's like try-
ing to run a marathon with a ball
and chain holding you down."
Yet, farmers continue to work
hard at the BMP program, not just
to meet the 25-percent require-
ments, but to get the water clean
as quickly as possible.
"The farmers' BMP program is
one of the success stories in Ever-
glades restoration. It is working


twice as well as expected. And,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's storm-water treat-
ment areas (STAs) are also per-
forming better than designed,"
Sanchez said.
"This is good news for Ever-
glades restoration," said Robert
Coker, senior vice president, Pub-
lic Affairs. "For more than a
decade, the farmers' efforts have
been producing cleaner water for
the Everglades and as additional
restoration projects are complet-
ed, the ecosystem should continue
to improve."


USDAs Crop Disaster assistance program sign-up


GAINESVILLE Producers
who suffered crop loss from dam-
aging weather in 2003, 2004 and
certain 2005 crop losses are eligible
for assistance. The Farm Service
Agency (FSA) announced that eligi-
ble producers may sign-up for the
Crop Disaster Program (CDP) until
close of business on Sept. 9 for the


2003 and 2004 crop years. Signup
for the 2005 year is close of busi-
ness Dec. 16.
"We are pleased to be able to
provide these benefits to.producers
as quickly as possible," said Kevin
Kelley, FSA state executive director.
"Drought, floods and hurricanes
are unpredictable weather events


that put farmers and ranchers at
risk in producing a dependable and
affordable national food supply."
Signup for this program opened
March 14 of this year.
Producers suffering a greater
than 35-percent production loss
and/or more than a 20-percent
quality loss are eligible. The pay-


ment rate for ,CDP has been
increased to 65 percent of the
established commodity price for
insured crops and noninsured
crops, and 60 percent of the price
for uninsured commodities.
For more information on these
issues, visit USDAs Web site at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/.


USDA announces


new LDP program


Gainesville State Executive
Director for Florida Farm Service
Agency, Kevin Kelley,
announced a new three-page
form to make applying for loan
deficiency payments (LDP's)
easier. The new form CCC-
633EZ, Loan Deficiency Payment
Agreement and Request, is avail-
able today to, producers and
county FSA offices.
The new CCC-633EZ incor-
porates field direct and lasic LDP
requests into a single three-page
application form. The first page
of the form indicates the produc-
er's intention to receive an LDP.
This form must be completed
annually.. Page one of the form
only needs to be filed out in one
county office, for producers who
farm. in two or more counties.
The second page of the form is
used to, request a payment.
LDP's must be filed before bene-


ficial .interest is lost in the com-
modity.. This form is effective for
the 2005 ,and subsequent\crop
years. The form covers all qqanti-
ties the producer has beneficial
interest in on the date page one
is completed and received in the
county FSA office. CCC-633EZ
form does not negate the pro-
ducer's ability to obtain a mar-
keting assistance loan (MAL).
Producer's must:
e Complete and submit Page
one of the CCC-633EZ to the
local county FSA office before
the loss of the beneficial interest.
File Page two of the CCC-
633EZ by crop, to the local coun-
ty FSA office, by the final loan
availability date for the applica-
ble crop, to receive payment.
For the 2005 crop year ONLY,
FSA will honor any CCC-709's,
Direct Loan Deficiency Payment,
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Physician indicted on drug and fraud charges


TALLAHASSEE Gregory R.
Miller, United States Attorney for
the Northern District of Florida;
Charlie Crist, Florida Attorney
General; Tom Gallagher, Chief
Financial Officer, Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services; Mark
R. Trouville, Special Agent In
Charge, Drug Enforcement
Administration Miami Divi-
sion; Guy Tunnell, Commission-
er of the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement; Robert
Cromwell, Special Agent In
Charge, Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation Jacksonville Division;
Spencer.Levine, Director, Florida
Attorney General's Office Medic-
aid Fraud Unit; and Mike Mock,
Franklin County Sheriff,
announced that a Federal Grand
Jury has returned an Indictment
charging an Apalachicola osteo-
pathic physician with wire fraud,
health care fraud, and distribu-
tion of controlled substances.
"* In a 100-count Indictment,
the Federal Grand Jury in Talla-
hassee charged Dr. Thomas G.
Merrill, age 69, of .Panama City,
Florida, with:
1. 18 counts of wire fraud,
2. Six counts of defrauding
health care benefit prograrrfs,
including four counts that
charge that death resulted from
the violation,
3. 76 counts of dispensing or
distributing controlled sub-
stances including oxycodone,
commonly known as OxyCon-
tin, Percocet, and Percodan;
morphine, commonly known as
Kadian or Avinza; hydrocodone,
commonly known, as Lorcet,
Lortab, and Vicodin; fentanyl,
commonly known as Duragesic;
alprazolam, commonly known
as Xanax, and diazepam, com-
monly known as valium; includ-
ing four counts that charge that
death resulted from the use of
the drugs distributed oxy-
codone, morphine, and fen-
tanyl.
The Indictment charges that:
Merrill, a licensed osteopath-,
ic physician practicing at Magno-
lia Medical Clinic in Apalachico-
la, prescribed controlled
substances to patients without
performing a physical examina-
tion and without determining a
sufficient medical necessity for
the prescription of controlled
substances.
Merrill-prescribed excessive


and inappropriate quantities of
controlled substances to
patients outside the usual course
of professional practice, and
caused his patients to fill pre-
scriptions at various pharma-
cies, thereby causing payment
for those prescriptions from
Medicaid, Tricare, and other
health care benefits programs to
pharmacies filling the prescrip-
tions issued by MERRILL.
Merrill-prescribed quantities
and combinations of controlled
substances to patients but failed
to monitor the use and abuse of
the prescribed controlled sub-
stances by the patients.
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances in quantities and
dosages that would cause
patients to abuse and misuse the
controlled substances.
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances to patients knowing
that the patients were addicted
to the controlled substances or
misusirfg the controlled sub-
stances and wanted additional
quantities of controlled sub-
stances for the patient's drug
habjt.
Merrill-continued to pre-
scribe addictive controlled sub-
stances notwithstanding prior
overdoses by the patients on the,
prescribed drugs and the receipt
of information that particular
patients were abusing their con-
trolled substances, were selling
their controlled, substances,
were addicted,, or were "doctor
shopping".
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances to patients that
resulted in the deaths of six
patients from the use of the pre-
scribed controlled substances.
Merrill-caused Gulf Pines
'Hospital to submit false and
fraudulent claims for medical
services and procedures alleged-
ly provided by Merrill at Magno-
lia Medical Clinic to various
health care benefit programs,
including Medicaid, Tricare, and
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, for
payment and reimbursement,
and that Merrill caused pharma-
cies that filled prescriptions for
controlled substances issued by
Merrill to submit claims to vari-
ous health care benefit pro-
grams for payment and reim-
bursement.
The. Indictment also seeks
,the forfeiture of property of


defendant Merrill. The defen-
dant was arrested by federal and
state agents on a federal warrant
based upon the charges of the
Indictment. The defendant will
make his initial appearance
before a United States Magis-
trate Judge on the charges in
Panama City.
If convicted on Counts 39, 65,
69 and 78, the counts charging
the distribution of oxycodone,
morphine, and fentanyl with
death resulting from the use. of
those controlled substances,
defendant MERRILL faces a
mandatory minimum term of 20
years imprisonment, a maxi-
mum of life imprisonment, and
a fine of $1 million, on each
count.
If convicted on the five health
care fraud counts that charge
the violation resulted in deaths
of the patients, counts 20-24,
Merrill faces a maximum term of
life imprisonment, and a fine of
$250,000 on each count.
This indictment and arrest
are the result .of a law enforce-
ment initiative assembled last
year by Governor Jeb Bush in
conjunction with the United
States Attorneys .in the three fed-
eral judicial districts in Florida to
target pharmaceutical drug-
related crimes across the state.
The initiative consists of Diver-
sion Response Teams (DRTs),
which are comprised of agents
and investigators from the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE), Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit (MFCU)of the Flori-
da Attorney General's Office,
and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA).
Additionally, law enforce-
ment agencies involved in health
care fraud task forces such as
the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion and other interested state,
'local and federal agencies partic-
ipate on an ad hoc basis. in the
DRTs.
The DRTs are tasked with
investigating state and federal
violations of practitioners and
providers which result in the
fraudulent prescribing and dis-
pensing of controlled sub-
stances. The DRTs focus on
diversion of prescription drugs
from lawful channels of distribu-
tion; the filing of fraudulent
claims with the Florida Medicaid
program to pay for the cost of


filling unlawfully acquired pre-
scriptions; and the filling and
distribution of these prescription
drugs by pharmacies.
Since July 2004, four region-
ally-based DRTs have been locat-
ed in Miami, Fort Lauderdale,
Orlando and Tallahassee. Cur-
rently, DRTs are being estab-
lished in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Jack-
sonville, and Pensacola.
United States Attorney Miller
commended the tireless efforts
of investigators of the agencies
involved in this complex investi-
gation, and praised the coopera-
tion of citizens and pharmacists
who alerted investigators to
excessive prescribing of highly
addictive controlled substances
by Merrill.
Florida Attorney General
Charlie Crist stated: "Medical
* doctors take an oath to 'first do
no harm.'" Attorney General
Crist added, "this indictment
charges that Dr. Merrill provided
dangerous drugs' to patients
who have no medical need for
the drugs and, in some situa-
tions, contributed to the death of
patients. Teamwork by all of the
agencies involved has led to this
critical arrest."
"This indictment is the result
of the hard work of many feder-
al, state and local law enforce-
ment officials over a period of a
few years," noted FDLE Com-rn -
missioner Guy Tunnell. "We
extend our thanks and apprecia-
tion to our law enforcement
partners, and we pledge to work
with them on the equally diffi-
cult cases that will confront us in
the future," Tunnell said.
Drug Enforcement Adminis-
tration Special Agent in Charge
Mark Trouville stated: "The
indictment unsealed. today
shows that a doctor who illegally
prescribes narcotics from the
confines of his office can be
prosecuted the same as a drug
dealer selling narcotics from any
street corner in America." SAC
Trouville added, "Federal, state,
and local agencies working
together made a difference
today."
An indictment is merely a for-
mal charge that a defendant has
committed a violation of federal
criminal law, and every defen-
dant is presumed innocent until,
nrid unless, proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt.


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For work throughout Southwest Florida.
Excellent Salary'& Benefits.,
Please contact Bill Reeve @
Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc.
in LaBelle.
(Phone) 863-675-2707,
or (Fax) 863-674-0879


CIERI FI EDU UIE lai J mANiA.,jn
As a dietary manager you will plan, coordinate, and
direct the overall operation of the Dietary depart-
ment in compliance with federal, state and local
regulations. If you are a certified dietary manager
with experience working in a long term care envi-
ronment and a team player with highest standards,
we want to talk to you.
Ideal candidates will have successfully completed
the CDM course and have a minimum of two years
experience as a certified dietary manager.
We offer an excellent compensation package to in-
clude, health, dental, vision and 401K.
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
301 S. Gloria St
Clewiston, FL 33440
(863)983-5123 or fax (863)983-6698 EOE/DFWP


THE CITY OF PAHOKEE HAS OPENINGS FOR
Clerk In the Code Enforcement Department- This Is a multi
task position and requires knowledge of modern office meth-
ods, procedures and computer skills. A high school diploma
or other certificate of competency Is required. Bl-Ilngual a
plus.
Water Treatment Plant Operator or Trainee- Plant Operator
must have at a minimum a Class "C" Florida drinking water
plant operators license and a valid FL drivers license.
Applicants must pass a drug test and background screening.
Applications are available at the Human Resource Office, at
City Hall, 171 NorthLake Avenue, Pahokee, FL, Monday Frl-
day, 8:30 to 5:00. Please submit resume with application.
Open until filled. EOE


A. DUDA & SONS, INC.
Citrus Belle has immediate job openings for:
General Labor Assists with sanitation, housekeeping, cleanup. Loads, stacks and packs var-
ious product containers into cases, boxes and pallets.
Forklift Operators Operates forklift to move case goods, drums and pallets of juice prod-
uct to and from storage, loading, & unloading areas in the plant. Works in very cold temper-
atures.
Blenders a Pumps juice concentrate from tanks to blend batches. Adds oils and other ingre-
dients. Blends various barreled concentrates. Pulls samples and log results. Operates forklift.
Will train.
Mechanic Troubleshoots and maintains equipment (fillers, case packers, conveyors, etc.)
in packaging dept. Some basic electrical knowledge. 3-5 years experience preferred but will-
ing to train.
Electrician Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs various electrical systems and electronic
controls (PLC's and instrumentation) in a production environment. 3-5 years experience pre-
ferred.
Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shift differential payp medi&al/dental/vision
plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday pay. Other benefits available.
Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-0336. EOE
La juguera Citrus Belle tiene empleos inmediatos de:
Mano de Qbra -Ayuda con la salubridad y limpieza. Carga y arregla contenidos de various
tamafios para einpacar en cajones, cajas, o paletas.
Operador de Montacargas -Manejar un montacarga para mover product, barriles, y pale-
tas para sitios de carga, descarga y almacenamiento en la plant. Trabaja en temperatures bien:
frias.
Mezclador Bombear jugo concentrado de tanques para mezdar cantidades de jugo. Agrega
aceites u otros oleos. Mezcla various cdncentrados embarrilados.- Saca muestras y archiva
resultados. Opera montacargas. Entrenamiento disponible.
Meaco Resuelve problems de funcionamiento de maquinaria y equipo en lines de
producci6n para empacar, relleno de envases y transportadoras. 3-5 anos de experiencia
preferida pero se puede entrenar.
Electricista Diagnostica, mantierie y repara varies sistemas electricidad y controls elec-
tr6nicas (instrumentaci6n y esquematico) en u ambiente de producci6n. 3-5 anos de experi-
encia preferida.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de noche; plan
medical/dental/visi6h; plan de retiro y,'ahorros 401K; vacaciones pagadas; dfas feriados. Otros
beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en 6007 Carretera 29 Sur, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-
0336. Empleador de Oportunidades por Igual.


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27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
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-Dental Insurance
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For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portrnlty today.
*(800)741-7950.
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
FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Runs a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr. P/T Evenings.
Work 4 Evenings per week.
* Work for solid 30 year old
company. Must be dependable
& reliable. Call for appt.
352-564-2025 or
727-919-1853 or
1-800-236-9398


PanoKee), $11.40u/r. Requires 1 yr exp. in land-
scape maintenance. Prefer exp. with road con- GROUP TREATMENT
struction/maintenance; using mowers and other COORDINATOR
equipment. (Closes 8/26/05)


* CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE I (Pre-
schoolers, South Bay), $11.04/hr. Requires
AS/AA Early Childhood Education/equivalent de-
gree (or 60- semester/90 quarter hours of col-
lege); 1 yr exp. working directly with
preschoolers. ( Open until filled).

* SCHOOL BUS RIDER P/T (20 hrs/wk, South
Bay Head Start Center), $9.81/hr. Requires 6
months of exp. working With preschoolers and
parents or 1 yr related volunteer work; equiva-
lent. Will drive the school bus in the absence of
the driver and will be required to obtain a FL B
CDL Permit, Air Brakes and Passenger Endorse-
ments, if selected. (Closes 8/26/05)..

Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position de-
scriptions & employment applications. Submit
applications/resumes with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 p.m. on closing date to Palm Beach
County Human Resources 50 S. Military Trail
#210, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax
(561)616-6893 EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)


Fuel service truck, driver'needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29
North in Felda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363, EOE/V/H/FM

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Duda necesita un camionero de combustible
para proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que induye un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de reriro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 12255 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.


S-
Duda is looking .for an experienced welder for
our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay com-
mensurates with experience, Drugfree workplace.
Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29 North in Felda,
Florida. Contact Jim McVay (863) 673-0363.
EOE/V/H/FM


Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller. Se
ofrece un paquete que incluye un plan
medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de
reriro, k otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la
experienced. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 12255 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda, Florida.
Hable con el Senor Jim McWay a su telefono
(863) 673-0363. Practicamos una political de
igualdad de oportunidades.
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BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced In com putezed P/R,
S P & Excel. Strong accounting background
& attn. or etal. Fax resume w/salary req.JJ
a to 863-983-5116. /


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PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Needed for South Bay commercial real estate
company. Responsibilities include reception of
customers and basic administrative functions.
Bi-weekly compensation at above market rates.
theroyalcompanles.com
mailto:dcroyalatheroyalcompanles.com


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. e are ar drug free workplace. Inter-
views will be conducted every Monday morning from
8-10a.m. at our Clewiston Faclllty. Call 800-683-3155 to
line up an Interview time. Directions to our facility will be
given to you at that time.


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).


DRIVER NEEDED, F/T or P/T
Must have a valid CDL Drivers
License, Class B. Government
Mail. (561)422-2971
How dd you find a job
In today's competitive
market? In the
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of the classified


Alternatives.inc.
provides quality programs
for youth-at-drisk.
Join us now as a Group
Treatment Coordinator at
our wilderness camp in
Clewiston, FL. this is a case
management position to a
group of 10 at risk youth.
BA degree in Human
Services and two years
experience working with
Children with serious
emotional disturbances
or substance abuse
problems required.
Send resume and cover
letter to: Angie Leide, EYA,
100 N. Starcrest Dr.,
ClearWater, FL 33765; FAX:
727-442-5911; ONLINE:
www.eckerd.org

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Come See What's New
At Glades General
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Career- A%.ait You!
SRN-CCU NURSE... ,
MANAGER/EDUCATOR
Previous Nurse Manager &
CCU experience required.
Responsible for developing
nursing staff in Critical Care
path.
RN-SHIFT
SUPERVISORS
Supervision, ER & Critical
Care exp. a must. Requires
Leadership abilities and a
Positive attitude.
SRN'S FT & PRN
POSITIONS ER &
Labor and Delivery
12 Hr. Shifts. Requires current
FL license with 2 yrs, exp. in
specialty area,
CLINICAL
PHARMACIST
OPPORTUNITIES
FT w/weekend rotation, PRN
weekends. Requires current
FL license, 2 yr. hospital exp.
and exp. w/pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE, unit
inspections & clinical services.
SKILLED LABORER/
MAINT. MECHANIC
Short-term Project, FT work
week. 1-2yrs. exp. working
with interior/exterior
renovation, electrical,
carpentry, masonry, painting,
plumbing and tile setting.
COOK
FT,Days 2-3 yr. exp.req.,
must be familiar with a
variety of practices and
preparation for cooking in
institutional/hospital setting.
Competitive salary & excellent
benefits package. Fax resume to
(561) 996-5327. DFWP/EOE
1201S. Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
(561) 996-6571
Sr F, Ext.222
i ,' I I L Fax: (561) 993-5627
KITCHEN MANAGER
New Restaurant in LaBelled'
No Sunday, Call Barb
863-612-0423
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
MECHANICS NEEDED
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
benefit.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee,
(863)763-5586.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o si t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid-Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
SCALE OPERATOR
O Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company
. Call (863)675-1454
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
is seeking the following for our
Ahfachkee School on the Big
Cypress Reservation:
*Elementary Teacher: BS/BA
or higher in Elementary Ed.
FL cert. (K-6).
*Bus Driver: HSdip./GED,
valid FL CDL Class B driver's
fle. School bus driving exp.
preferred.
Application @
www.seminoletribe.com
Mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Rd,
Hollywood, FL 33024
Or e-mail resume:
galtman(csertdbe.com
orfax to: (954)967-3477
WHY NOT DRIVE FOR CFI?
Atlanta orientation. $0.05 NE
Bonus Payl Think annual
earnings! XM Service. Class
A CDL required. (800)CFI-
DRIVE (800-234-3748) or
www.cfiddve.com.
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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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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Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
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33607.



ARRESTED OR INJURED Need
a Lawyer? All Criminal.De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies Misdemeanprs
*DUI *Domestic Violence *
Traffic Auto Accident
.*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342. ;
DIVORCE$175-$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. 350ft. 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 Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
rCarpets/ugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Colleclilbles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Lin & Fbrics 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
To sI & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
.Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
PIANO Turn of the Century
Moving, Must Sell!! Only seri-
ous inl. Best offer will be
taken. (863)983-1654
SINGER '1900 Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019


BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763-1884.
CROSLEY STOVE- Electric,
New Paid $325 asking $275
(863)357-2233
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
FREEZER-9 cu '$50. or best
offer (863)763-5422
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$200 or best offer.
(863)674-0677.


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3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
20x24 Now $2320. 25x30,
$3490. 30x40, $5170.
40x50, $8380. 40x60,
$10,700. 50x100, $15,244..
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150
or i best offer.
(863)357-3633
TRESSES for 20x40 horse
.barn w/pack room. $250
(239)770-6855



BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131
INFANT CRIB-SHEETS- Bump-
er guard, Diaper holder, Mu-
sical Mobile & Lamp, Exc
cond. $40.863-763-6131
Swing, Bouncer, Walker &
White Bassinet, Winnie the
Pooh, all like new, $100 will
sell sep. (863)228-0566


MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe-
male, Brand new, size 8 1/2
B. $50. (863)357-0125
SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran-
glers Boys-27& 28,
irls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300.
Will Sep. (863)467-2132


FED DUCK STAMPS '34-'72
100 + stamps valued at over
$6000. Selling for $2500
(863)763-8729


COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By
Madame Alexander, Mann,
Robin Wood. $250. or will
separate. (863)612-9233
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
-Call (863)763-8943
WWII METAL DETECTOR
Used to detect mines. Works,
extendable handle. $75
(863)357-2803



DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old,
w/printer, monitor, web
cam, Windows XP, etc,
$120 (863)634-6708.
DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP-
w/accessories, $200.
(866)855-0902.
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si able epsaflol.
150. Llama (863)843-0323




BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500
(863)467-7659.

BUNK BEDS with matching
desks, 2 solid wood, $300.
Call (863)673-0920 or
863-675-9243.
COMPUTER DESK
Large, L shaped, med-dark
color composite wood. $75
(863)467-1104
COUCH, Blue & DINNING
ROOM TABLE w/4 Chairs.
$70 for all, will sep.
(863)675-1617 after 5pm.
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
Dining Room Table, w/6 pad-,
ded Captain's chairs, new,
whitishcolor, New, $550
(863)357-2233 Okee area..
DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2
capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
padded seats, $300
(863)763-2103.
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all or will sep.
(863)467-2910
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
w/table and lamps & BED
ROOM SET, Queen. $1500
or best offer (561)261-0713
SEWING MACHINE CABINET
w/ chair, nds minor repair.
Chest, desk, table & lamp
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812,
TWIN BED- rustic wood
frame, $50. (863)634-0779.
WATERBED- California King,
Mirror headboard, with 6
drawers, $300. or best offer
(863)983-4954



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good battcharger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.


AFFENPINSCER- AKC, Fe-
male, Older, To a Seniors
Home $225. (863)983-6537
Australian Blue & Red Heeler.
Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
ents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
mo. House dog. Needs
fenced area. Loves people.
$250. (863)357-1945
POODLE- mini female, lyr
old, to a good loving home,
$125 cash .only
(863)357-0037.
PUG- 5 mos old, male, shots,
$500, (863)675-0101 .
SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
cages & accessories. $150
for all or will sep.
(863)228-7230
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPY,
Black & White, Blue eyed
male. 16 wks. old. $250 neg.
(863)763-2749/801-4193
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
papers, Housebroken. $1500.
neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6 pm.


HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
cond., located in Milbourne,
$400/neg. can have dollv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.


GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like new, $200,
Ca11l239-633-2525.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
repair, $150. Call
239-633-2525.
POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
(missing coin mechanism)
500 firm 989-621-7589
ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
3/4 finished, $1600 or best
offer. (239)394-5888 or
(906)281-2127


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

561-993-1160


I .Iage,Spc -
Rent, I96


FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
chine weight set & bars,
never used, $300
(863)697-1247.
PILATES EXERCISE BOARD
- great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
SMITH MACHINE Welder
Pro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434
WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
cludes 185 lbs of cement
weights & bar. In gd shape.
$50 (863)675-7734
WESLO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
(863)697-3090


Want ed Hunting Laei ot
Proper H- 130 Poerty 1030


Wanted Hunting Lease in South
or Central Florida
Small, group of responsible christian police offi-
cers and a couple of business owners seeking
1000 to 8000 acres or more to lease in south or
central Florida to hunt deer, turkey, hogs. Will
manage property under the guidelines of the
Quality Deer Management Association. Possible
long term lease. No dogs or buggy hunting. Most-
ly archery hunting. Will provide our own insu-
rance. All of us are experienced hunters, non-
drinkers, non-smokers and willing to protect and
improve property. Please call (305)962-8054.


COKE MACHINE, $200.
(863)228-0127 for more in-
ormation.
CORNING WARE 19 pcs,
cooking/baking, assorted siz-
es, Cornflower pattern. Some
glass lids $50 (863)983-1848
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if
qualify. (866)858-21212
www.on/inetidewater-
tech.com.
FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
good condition, clean. In-
structions included $20
(863)675-3614
HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
tric, safety covers, 4 guards
& instructions. Good condi-,
tion $15 (863)675-3614
JUKEBOX, $200.
.(863)228-0127
Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
ern molds, $600 or best of-
fer. (863)763-9950
MUSICAL DISPLAY- Christ-
mas, Electrical, Plays music
& Skaters skate around.
24"x30" $40. 863-357-0125
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.
TROPHY'S- 31, Marble bas-
es, $40. or wilijseparate.
- (863)612-9233
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled Water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
$25 (863)675-0104.


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PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE in Clewiston
Space from 910 sf up to
3,600sf. E.,:e ,-i| ,oa Jlion
with professional tenant mix.
Call today!!
Contact April Hart
561-996-8080 ext-10.

Real Estate



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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD-
ER- Sony, With 100 country
Cassettes $50
(863)697-2033



HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen,
About 4yrs old. Looks good.
Must pick up. Moving Must
Sell. $550 863-467-9756


AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611.
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate
top & tool box, $350.
(863)634-3142
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln,
with long leads. $100.
(772)489-6837


Agriculture I



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



Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
, old & uirler HC ii ,' Gtdiriu 3
yrs. old $ 000 ior tiuoir willI
sep.i t 9,'J -i. 1i



FENCING 4ft tall, 75+ feet,
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft
.gates, w/ cross ties. Gd
shape $200 (863)634-0465



RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700.' Will separate.
(863)801-1666
RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,.
42" cut, $550. Call
(239)633-2525.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
good condition, $500.
(863)634-0779.
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull
Behind 40 hp riding mower &
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will
sep. (863)697-2076


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 926
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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



La Belle- Belmont Area, Im-
maculate 2br,+ 2ba, Den,
Oversized 1 car garage. C/A
Fenced yard, $1000, mo.
Call 239-849-0770 "


LAND, 5/ acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, reduced to $200,000,
305-342-7133/636-5092.
*LAND FOR SALE*
(4) 10Acre tracts in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654
MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
Call Barton Realty
@ (863)983-6262
GetYours Now!!


We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
www.vacantlotsusa.com
800-339-0413/866-958-cash



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call
for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
NEW RELEASE 20% discount
for Reservation Holders on-
ly. Coastal Georgia Gated
Deep Water Access. Wood-
ed, Lagoon and Golf Course
homesites. Call for Reserva-
tion Information
(877)266-7376.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS
3.43 acres on mountain top,
view, trees, waterfall and
large public lake nearby
$49,500 owner
(866) 78 9- 8535
www.NC77.com.


Secure Self Storage Units Available
*Personal *Household Items *Record Storage
*Climate controlled 24 hr. Surveillance Cameras
*Security Alarmed
Iarry's Secure Storage
462 E. Main Street Pahokee
(561)924-7400 / 996-5537


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COMMODE full size, for use
alone or over toilet. Like new
condition $10
(863)983-1848
DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
Heavy duty, Never used.
Paid $1800. Asking $950.
(863)675-2593
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Wheelchairs, walkers & more.
Please call for more info.
(863)763-2334


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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,
$900. (863)697-2033.


BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
(863)902-0381
REMINGTON. 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169


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BANK FORECLOSURES!
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD,
Repos, REO, etc.-These
homes must sell! For List-
ings Call'(800)571-0225
xH295. -
CLEWISTON, 4BR, 3BA, 3050
sq', Jacuzzi tub in master
suite. 2 car gar., $240,000
Call 863-228-1417
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
PAHOKEE 3br, lba, CBS,
family & utility rooms, car-
port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard
$149K 863-983-0099
Port LaBelle, Unit 4, 3/2, cor-
ner lot, walk to schools, new
appl's/carpet, nice yard,
priced to sell @ $164,500.
( ii ;ru'v r 1163 7-.,'J-1107


GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Made in the 50's. Excellent
condition: Asking $275. or
best offer. (863)467-0627,
ORGAN- Freedom II-Excellent
condition, $2000.
(863)467-4253 '
PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
$300 (863)697-3389
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
239-633-2525.
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Industria Property with Boilding Moore Hven. OolfeaOindudd.5S+eo+mm.
$115,000.00 A Most Suet 11,ooo
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON MOOREHAVBRN
* Bank Foreclosures *Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Call for Detanils Modul Home w/Lot $119,000
*3BR, 1BA Home in *River View Lots available on
Hooker's Point Area Caloosahatchee River
$i1S2,000 Call for Details
4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood ACas(8 a)28W&LOTS
S/D, Newly Remodeled oem Land Availabte
$84,000 Call for Detaita
MONTURA v *5 to 7-I12 Acre 'Isacts off Hendry
* Wooded Lots: Isles Blvd., Call for Details
Zambria $40,000 am
Quebrada -$50,000W
Clear & Surveyed Lot 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
Appaloosa Reduced r$49,000 COME.RCAL
* 2 1/2 acres $110,000 100'xlOO' Lot w/bldgf fenced
' Jinete- $48,000 withinCityofClewilston $115,000
* 2BR, 2BA, MHo on -1/4 Ac. pmORiPwtAvION
$92,000 *3BR, 2BA Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home
LAKEPORT on 2-1/2 Acres. e. $78,900
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Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
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r Ann Donohue 228-0221
I' David Rister 634-2157
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3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre
your land as dowr
available. 863-673-6,





SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-
struction opportunities- AL,
TX, MS, GA, FL, NV, SC-
from $199K $2M
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WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
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Wooded Lots, Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437, www.Rid-
geslfe.com.



TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


Mobile Homes I



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


MOBILE HOMES
Single Wide on 2/ Acres.
in Montura, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Priced @ $150,000.
Double Wide on 1.25 Acres
in Montura, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Asking $145,000.
Single Wide on 5 Acres
inLaDeca, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba
Priced @ $185,000.
Double Wide located in Easy
Life MHR 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Priced @ $75,000.
SBARTON REALTY
CALL (863)983-6262


DUNTRY ACRES

om $59,900 & up,
S& 1/4 available or use
Payment. Financing
417 or 561-753-8355



ENTRALEHOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1)Tower Lakes
1841 Matthew
Loop-DW 3/2

SJacuzzi tub, 2
Sheds, wood
flooring, 2
carports,
pool.

Super Nice!

2) Tropical #8
Single,
Fenced, 3/2
Appliances
Included

)Tropical #28


2/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,

Carport,
I 10x16 Shed.
MUST SEE


4)Tropical Lot#1
3/2 DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed
2160W.Hwy. 27 Clewston
1.4 Miles N.W.of WALMART
983-4663
a MamPmon
f HOME BUILDERS CO.


New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Eleetwood, Jacobsen,
S6dtbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deials.Apywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle, .
eOk eeobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


Brian Sullivan

General Contractor

CUSTOM HOMES COMMERCIAL BUIDNGS

Call us for all of your new construction needs,

your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

www.briansulivancontractor.com

and look at some of our new homes.


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3BR, 2 1/2 BA $225,000 w/ mobsWJtot only Lit
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2BRgAM-mHWMQ0 Building 2476 sq. ft. on
acres Call for details US 27 100'x00l'
4Bi 2A 90w ner 8 Lots Zoned Rl-B Ma ofn
lot w i t^ fiV $400,000 Ma rkeing To
4 or 5 BR' 3 1/2 BA Commeridal Building 75'x120' PtntiL
$25,000 onus 27coaForDetails Every Potenial
3BR, 2BA with studio or e .
guest suite. $329,000 Harlem Bar Great Buyer InT
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03B0 Industrial Refinery + World
$87,500 10~ jPfQJQ
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3BR, 2B on lake Apt. $173,000
$120,000


SPECIAL NEW LISTING
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths CBS home with central heating
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Call For Details
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
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Moile Homes H ftofyles 3030
GS M A & ~KAWASAKI KX6O-. runs great,
RENTTOOWN clean bike, $800.
Buy Here- Pay Here (863)697-2181.
Marginal, Credit OK
ClewistonStanton Homes YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
863-983-8106 good, $300 or. best offer.
(863)357-1577.
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER YAMAHA YZ80, '01- looks
VOLUMEPRICING and runs great, $1300 or
STANTON HOMES best offer. (863)357-1577.
800-330-6266 ,
Recreation V s
iiww i n v iHONDA 4 WHEELER -. 200 in
TI W P- excellent condition. Like
I | l new! $1600 (863)801-1666

Boats 3005
Ca.mpers/. 3010 Automobiles-S
Jet Wig 3015 "
Marine Accesesories 3020 = ___ ___
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 i 1I Il
Motorcycles 3030 MW ......
SportVhitles ATVs3035 Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
I fl 1 Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
ALUMINUM BOAT Construction
16ft long, 5ft wide. $100 Equipment 4025
(863)675-8760 Foreign Cars 4030
am iu, Four Wheel Drive 4035
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum, Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive parts Repairs 4045
well, troll. mtr., exc. ond., ickup Trucks 4050
$2200. (561)662-7687 Sport Utility 4055
BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER Tactor Trailers 4060
'89 MXI deck boat, 150 Utility Trailers 4065
Merc Force Eng. $2000 Vans 4070
(863)763-5156
CAROLINA SKIFF-14ft I flli
W/ '02 Merc. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
tilt trir, trolling motor, all like Cars from $5001 Tax Repos,
new. Ready to go $3500 firm US Marshall and IRS sales!
(772)461-3350/528-4586 Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Toyo-
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage, ta's, Hondas, Chevys and
'Custom Builtw/9.hp more For Listings Call
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours. (800)5710225 xC295.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve. ,CADILLAC STS '92- fully load-
Hed, AC, CD, gold STS rims,
[ mp fi' 3 I sunroof, runs great, asking
2005- 1 R$3500 (863)675-0104.
2005 RV CLOSE-OUT SALE-. CHEVY CAMARO Z28 94
*Nation's #1 Selling RV's .s
Hundreds of RV's *Save at for parts orproect car.
Thousands of Dollars *Florl- $1300 (863)599-1509
da's Motorhome- Towable CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
Headquarters. GIANT REC- '88, new battery, cold air, new
REATION WORLD, 3 Loca- tires, runs good. $500
tigons: Melbourne- (863)983-7546
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800)893-2552. Orfando- EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
800)654-8475. to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
www.grwrv.com. mi. Needs engine work
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4 $1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
barrel Holly carb. Runs GEO METRO '92 4 door,
good, $6000 863-467-4890 runs good, auto, no a/c,
askforRobert $750 or' best offer
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21', (863)467-1210
A/C, Stereo, Self con- HONDA ACCORD '89 runs
tained.$5000 239-225-3282 very good, good gas mile-
HUNTIN AMPER- ll age, white, nds some body
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull work $850 (786)234-2566
behind. $800. Or best offer wo $50( )24-
(863)634-4202 MUSTANG LX, '93- Red, 4
vJAYCO 5TH HEEL- 30; With cyl, fuel injected, 62K mi on
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL. 30- With rebuilt engine, auito rebIt
slide out. Great shape, rebuilt engine, auto reblt
l$ (561)i74f 6-2921 trans, cold AC, new clutch,
$7000. sunroof, new front brakes',
SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK cruise control, driver air bag,
CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat- looks and.runs great, $3000
er, stove, sink, sips 3/4, neg. (863)357-2177.
$1850 neg. (863)801-3841 OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
l miles, 4 door,. Runs great.
ln ~$1500. (863)634-2582
YAMAHA'RAVE RAIDER- PONT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
1100cc, 112hp with trailer & power, AC, reliable car, call
cover. $2500. for details, asking $2000
(863)467-5762 (863)675-2598 Iv msg.


PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000.
(863)697-8507
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors; runs great, rids re-
stored,. $1000 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS '77,
A/C, Red, 2 door w/hard top.
Runs excellent. $2000
(863)234-1312



CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs-needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763-8725.
FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
work, 1 $2200.
(863)467-7151 eves ,
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
186 E310 T17". 4 2,1J;'"
JEEP Grand, Wagoneer- '84,'
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2500.
863-673-0920/675-9243.


CADILLAC SEVILLE'93
For parts.. $200
(239)770-6855 .
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only; $300
(863)763-1370.
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
(863)634-0517
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,.
good tires, bad trans, $6.00
neg. (863)763-6888.
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671.
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
700, $300/best offer.
(863)467-8856 1
TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt,
$250/best offer.
(863)467-8856
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202


FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '88 w/good 302
motor, good work truck.
$400 or best offer
(863)357-3372
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


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. lent cond. Must see! $2500
(863)763-2666
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.
OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
vehicle, really good body;
needs motor $200
(863)357-3372


TANDEM AXLE TRLR- can
haul car or truck, 16x6, all
metal, $800
(863)357-2346.


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
Okeechobee (863)357-0037
CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
Okeechobee (863)357-0037.Z
DODGE CARAVAN,'97- 6 cyl,
S3.0 auto, running like new,
nice paint; $2500 firm
(863)983-3489."
FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
$3900. or best offer
863-697-1742
GMC VADUA, 1994- Captains
Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player,
body & motor good,
$2500/neg 863-223-1859.
Shop from a grit catalog
thial's updated regulaly:
the classlfieds.


Public Notices

Piiic a


State Publice
Legal Notice 5500




"' LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Clewsllon Tieater/Northside Drive-
In
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Oblspo Avenue, Clewlston on August
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental In the amount of
$1391.00.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
77497 CGS 8/18/05
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Ranulfo Martinez, Jr.
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Oblspo Avenue, Clewlston on August
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in tie amount of
$314.50.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
77495 CGS 8/18/05
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PUBLIu NUIIIEO UI" INIENNI U ISIURInUNCIOSUTIIUN rermii


YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, If any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on
or before Sept. 20, 2005 the nature of
this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:
THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA. LESS RIGUT-FO-WAY FOR
SR78.
To Include a:
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA14613348A,
TITLE NO. 79021572
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA14613348B,
. TITLE NO. 79021567
A(K/A/
6060 COUNTY ROAD 78 WEST
LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935
If you fall to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
f plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-,
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 9th day
of August, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contac the ASA Coordinator no later
than seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing Impaired,
please call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) aor
(800) 955-8770 (voice), vla Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
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A nP ,s, ,y r,., i' .Is i
76586 CGS 8/18,25/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L. RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband snd wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05CA185
The Unknown herlm, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienomrs, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against AU-
GUSTA URROWS, DECEASED; and
any and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
herein named individual Defendant
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants in posses-
sion, if any,
Defendants.
NOT1CEOFACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, llenors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claolming by, through,
under, or against AUGUSTA UR-
ROWS, DECEASED,; and any and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named
individual Defendant who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an In-
terest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants; and
JOHN DOE and-JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants in possession, if any,
AND,'ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
Quiet title on the following real proper-
ty in Glades County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block 0, WOODLAWN PARK SUB-
DIVISION, according to the plat hereof
recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 74,
Public Records of Glades County,
Florida.
has been tiled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to It on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
rice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
the, original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiffs
attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
Dated on this the 11th day of August,
. 2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
76960 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05
NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that on 8/27/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
w sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property hereto-
foie stored with the, underamigned:
Juan Encarnaclon 54
Mattresses, misc. items
Candy Conley 53
Misc, Items
Jessie Fussell B-20
Furniture, misc. items
Isabel Cianero 23,24,26
' Furniture, TV, mattresses & misc, items
Conrado Sanellzo-DiazJ-7
Washer, TV, mattresses & misc. items
74878 CGS 8/11,18/05
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Shantorl Cooks
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental In the amount of
$588.50.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
77492 COS 8/18/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Stahutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
R & M Agriculture Management Inc, 505 Greenwood Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL 33972
has submitted Application 050722-14 for renewal of Water Use Permil
26-00427-W to Irigate 72 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with.
drawn from the Lower Tamlami Aquifer and the project is located In Section 35
Township 45 South, Range 29 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management ODistict,AttnR: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PD Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will beprovided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested In order to remain advised of further proceedings,
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative heaeng
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there foi
after revoewin the staff report. L
77488 COS I/1f05
I

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Pahokee Is accepting Proposals for Janitorial Services for City Hall (A),
the Pahokee Police Department (B) and the City Recreation Center (C). Interested
parties should contact the City Clerk at 561-924-5534, Ext. 28 to arrange an In.
spection of the facilities. Bids may be made on any or all of the faclif es. Sealec
bIds must be received by 12 noon on September 7, 2005. Mal to: City Cler
City of Pahokee, alto: Janltodal Bids, 171 North Luke Avenue, Pahokee, Fl
33476.
76821 CGS 8/18/05


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DEP File No. 0510003-033-AC
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hi' .'niiTrfl ,Ij,1 U r1 1riT...li'ri 1 rlr l .:iln i 3 ]r.,i, r. 'I ,"' iel- Ih
llu, I: IIl I, ''lll u illn li 'y |i'u'. ,jir ,5ill 'iir& il l ,iuvi .r I,:. 3 iiritN', l' n l 3.,
j lh Ir l l :nl il I4 M iTl ):'l 'i y i; U! '; |i:. yo ir
The department will Issue the Final permit with the attached conditions unless a re-
sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
ent decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The Department will accept written comments conceding the proposed permit is-
suance action for a penod of fourteen days from the date of publication of this
Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Construction Permit. Written comments
should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection, Post Office
Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. Any written comments filed shall be
made available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a
significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall revise the
proposed permit and require, If applicable, another Public Notice.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
petition for an administrative hearing is filqd pursuant to'Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petition-
ing for.a hearing are setforth below.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, ES. The petition must contain the Information set forth be-
low and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florioda,
32399-3000. Petitions tiled by the permit applicant or any of the parties listed
below must be tiled within.fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent. Peti-
tions tiled by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the
public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of'Intent whichever
occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the
Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail
a copy of the petition to the applicant.at the address indicated above at thie me
of iing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative
determination (headng) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or to Intervene
in this proceeding and participate as a party to I. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of the residing officer upon the tiling of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, A.C. ,
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is
based must contain the folutwing information: (a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each.agency's file or identification number, if known; (b)
SThe name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name, address,
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the coume of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency
determination; (c) A statement of how and when pechner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of ma-
terial fact. If them are none, the peion must so indicate; (e) A concise state-
ment of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification of the aency's proposed action; (f) A
statement of the specific rules or states the petitoner contends require reversal
or modification of the agency's proposed action; and (2) A statement of the re-
liet sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action..
A petition that does not dispute the .material facts upon which the Departments ac-
tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same InformUtion as set forth above, as requiredoby Rule
28-106.301, FA.C.
tecause.the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by It in this notice. Persons whose substantial In-
terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, In ac-
cordance with the requirements set forth above.. -
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria
Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Fisrida.
The complete project file Includes the application, technical evaluations, Draft per-
in mtl, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of conf-
dental records under Section 403.111, ES. Interested persons may contact the
Distct's Air Programee Administrator or the project englneer,at 2295 Victoria Ave-
nue, Suite 364, Fort Myers or call 239/332-6975, fur additional information.
77447 CGS 8/18/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
ESTATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC SUCCES-
SOR SERVICE FOR GREENPOINT
CREDIT, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MER-
GER WITH GREENPOINT CREDIT
CORP.,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 2005-620-CA
ELTON LEE WILLIAMS, JR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ELTON LEE WIL-
LIAMS, JR.; CINDY G. WILLIAMS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY G.
WILLIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIFS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY ,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; CHARTER
ONE AUTO FINANCE CORP., F/K/A
AMERICAN CREDIT SERVICES, INC.;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTH-
ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, DR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT-
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s)t
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CINDY G,. WILLIAMS; THE UN-
SKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY G, WIL-
LIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER 'OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.


PUBLIC NOTICE UF INTEIT;TI ISUEIUI
AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT MODIFICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DEP File No. 0430008-05-AC
Allas-Traneoil, Inc.
South Florida Thermal Services, Inc.
Solt Rermedlatlon Moore Haven Plant
Glades County
The Depaftment of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its Intent
to issue an air construction permit modification to Atlas-Transoil, Inc. for the
South Florida Thermal Services, Inc. Soil Rernedlation Moore Haven Plant located
at 1 Foxmoor Lane, Moore Haven, Glades County. The permit authorizes the
modification of Construction Permits AC22-234736 dated May 3, 1995 and
AC22-201772 dated November 6,1991 for the approval of treatment of addition-
al petroleum-contaminated soil-like materials that has been approved as an Alter-
native Procedure under Rule 62-713, F.A.C. The Alternative Procedure was
approved under Solid Waste Permits 0158443-002-SO, dated May 14, 2003-and
includes a Soil Sampling and Analysis Plan that will be Incorporated into this per-
mit.
The Department will issue the Final permit with the attached conditions unless a re-
sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
ent decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The Department will accept written comments concerning the proposed permit Is-
suance action for a period of fourteen days from the date of publication of this
Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Construction Permit Modification. Written
comments should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection,
SPost Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. Any written comments
filed shall be made available for public Inspection. If written comments received
result In a significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall
revise the proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
' petition for an administrative hearing is filed pursuant to Sections 120,569 and
120.57, F.S. before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petition-
ing fora hearing are set forth below. ,
Mediation Is not available in this proceeding.
A' person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections
120,569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth be-
low and must be tiled (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000. Petitions filed by .the permit applicant or any of the parties listed
below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent Peti-
tions flied by any persons other than those entitled to'written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), ES., must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the
public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent, whichever
occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the
Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mall
a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or to intervene
in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upori the filing of a motion In
compliance with Rule 28-106:205, F.A.C. .
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is
based must contain the following Information: (a)-The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, it known; (b)
The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name,address,
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the agency
determInation; (c) A statement of how and when petiioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rial fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement
of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the peoner contends
warrant reversal or modificaton of the agency's proposed acOon; (f) A statement
of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifi-
Scation of the agency's proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely the action peehoner wishes the agency to take
with respectto the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Departments ac-
tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, F.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
Section, the tiling of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the poston taken by it in this notice..Persons whose substantial in-
terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
aptplication have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
dCrdance with the requirements set forth above.
A'rnplete project file is available for public Inspection during normal business
hours, :00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria
SAvenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
The complete project file includes the application, technical evaluations, Draft per-
mit, and the information submitted by The responsible official, exclusive of confi-
dential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact the
District's Air Program Administrator or the project engineer, at 2295 Victoria Ave-
nue, Suite 364, Fort Myers or call 239/332-6975, for additional information.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05CA186
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devises,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or o er claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against HATTE
HILL W1LLIAMSON, DECEASED; and
any and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
herein named Individual Defendant
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants in posses-
slon, if any,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against HATTE HILL WIL-
LIAMSON, DECEASED,; and any and
all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under and against the herein
named individual Defendant who are
not known to be dead or alive, wheth-
er said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants; and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants in possession, if any,
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
I quiet tile on the following real proper-
ty in Glades County, FlRodda:
Lot 4, Block 5, FORDSTON AT LABELLE
FLORIDA, UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat hereof recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 34, Public Records of Glades
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, itf any, to it on Allson C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address Is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
the origInal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiffs
attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
Dated on this the 11th day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2005-173-CA
ROMAN CABRERA, et al,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated August 03, 2005 and en-
tered In Case NO. 2005-173-CA of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for HENDRY County,
Florida where WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC., is the Plaintiff and ROMAN CAB-
RERA; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMS;
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00
AM, on the 7th day of SEPTEMBER,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment
LOT 13, BLOCK 8, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/KWA 2004 LIGHTHOUSE LANE,
LABELLE, FL 33935-5317
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on August 10,2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:./s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
76952 CGS 8/18,25/05
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until AU-
GUST 31 2005 for Bid
#06-0002 RFO) REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICAT ONS ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES LABEL E HIGH SCHOOL
ROOF REPLACEMENT Specifications
will be available at the board's finance
office at 111 Curry Street In LaBelle.
Call (863) 674-4100 to have the'
specs faxed or mailed.
Hendry County SchoolBoard
Rick Murphy, Chairman
74873 CB/CG 8/11,18/05
NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry Count Hospital Authority Fi-
nancial Committee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the,.
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugarland
Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
76136 CGS 08/18/2005






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-581CA
WALTER G. MCCORMACK and
KENORICK S. RICHARDS,
Plaintiffs
vs,
MILLICENT WRIGHT,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MILLICENT WRIGHT, if alive, or if
dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, credl-
tors, grantees, and all parties having
or claiming by, through, under or
against them, and any and all persons
claiming any right, title, interest, claim,
lien, estate or demand against the De-
fendants In regards to the following
described property In Hendry County,
Florida:
LOT 30; BLOCK 2190, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 6, a subdivision, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded In Plat Book
3, Page 109 of the Public Reocrds of
Hendry County, Florida.
Notice Is hereby given to each of you
that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been
filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on
Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16th PLACE #2, CAPE CO-
RAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Hendry County, PO. Box 1760,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before
September 19, 2005,.or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in this
THIS OTICE will be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks
in a newspaper of general circulation
published in Hendry County, Florida.
Datedthis 12th day August, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By: S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
Marcy L Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, PA.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone 1239542-9955
Fax (2391 542-9987
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R, Scott Cooper DATE: 8/23/05
SUBJECT AREA: 410 Adult Program: General Policy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
adult program: general policy.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001,41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51 and
1001.43 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51
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 established the policy for adult program:
general policy.
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: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpbckee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 23, 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 Development Workshop will be held at a time and 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 to the Superintendent
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 presentevidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed 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 Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting 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)(e), F.S.
70556 CGS 8/4,11,18CB 8/18/05


PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PAHOKEE
The City of Pahokee is selling non-conforming lots by sealed bid. A non-conforming lot is one that is too small on which
to build a residence. Sealed bids must be received at City Hall by August 31, 2005 at 12 noon. Each bid must clearly
show a Property Control Numer (PCN) as listed below and the bid must be in a set dollar amount. No "blanket" bids
will be accepted. Bids will be opened at City Hall on August 31, 2005 at 1 PM in Chambers. You need not be present
to participate. Winning Bidders must pay for the property in full by September 30, 2005 or the property will be awarded
to the next highest bidder.
Additional Information may be available at the website of the PBC Property Appraiser: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papa/


BID Approximate ACRE Minimum
# PCN Zoned ADDRESS LOT SIZE Bid

1 48-37-42-18-02-000-0211 CORE 224 Rardin Ave. 100 x 60 .13 6,160
2 48-37-42-18-17-005-0010 MF 18 Rardin (at 5th St.) 48 x 108 .10 3,740
3 48-37-42-18-06-002-0110 MF 18 .257 Booker Place 43 x 87 .08 3,740
4 48-37-42-18-14-007-0251 SF 7 235 East 2nd Street 60 x 55 .09 3,850
5 48-37-42-18-01-003-0060 MF 18 173 West MLK Blvd. 32 x 97 .10 3,300
6 48-37-42-18-10-000-0112 SF7 471 East 3rd St. 45 x 100 .11 4,950
7 48-37-42-18-10-000-0130 SF 7 East 3rd St. 94 x 104 .22 9,350
8 48-37-42-18-16-002-0110 GC 174 Adams PI, 49x94 .10 4,455
9 48-37-42-18-14-007-0450 CORE East 1st St. 68 x 105 .34 7,623
10 48-37-42-18-16-001-0100 GC Adams Place 48 x 98 .10 4,700
11 48-37-42-19-03-000-2021 SFMH South Cocoanut Rd. 25 x 105 .05 5,500
12 48-37-42-19-03-000-1731 SFMH Sabal Court 25 x 105 .05 5,500
13 48-37-42-19-03-000-0321 SFMH South Cocoanut Rd. 25 x 105 .05 5,500
Sealed bids due: August 31, 2005 to: City Clerk, City of Pahokee
at 12 noon Attn: Sealed Bid: Small Lots
171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476


CITY OF PAHOKEE
A public hearing will be held on the following proposed Ordinances at 7:30 PM on
August 23, 2005 In the Commission Chambers at Pahokee City Hall, 171 North
Lake Avenue, Pahokee FL at which time the City Commission will consider their
adoption Into law. The introduction and first reading was held on August 9,2005.
The Ordinances may be inspected in their entirety at City Hall. All Interested par-
ties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to these proposed Or-
dinances:
Ordinance 2005-02: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,
AMENDING DIVISION 3 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD, AMENDING SEC-
TION 2 153 MEMBERSHIP PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS.
Ordinance 2005-03: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,
AMENDING DIVISION 4 COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, AMENDING SEC-
TION 2-159 MEMBERSHIP, PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING A SEV-
* ERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL OTHER PURPOSES.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with re-
spect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which theappeal is to be based.
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77611 CGS 8/18/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Chester Rust (Muse Farm) PO Box 2817, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Appli-
cation 050629-11 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00264-W to irrigate 230
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
uifer and the project is located in Section 21, Township 44 South, Range 28
East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy oft the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water. Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680,'West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report. "
77483 CGS 8/18/05


HENIJOY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R.Scott Cooper DATE: 8/23/05
SUBJECT AREA: 221 Terminal Pay


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
terminal pay.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001,43, 1012.27, 1012.61 and
1012.65 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42 '1001.43,1012.27,1012.61
and 1012.65 ES.
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 established the policy for terminal pay.
STA ri tn F. r1llf I I nA I H i I.I- ir,: ), ,.,: a .'',r, [ tv, r.i:i,:,i, will 'i: i.,
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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 Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quesL in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendenl
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 undei
* consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency, regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed 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 Superintendent of Schools al
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 al
least 48 hours prior to the meeting 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 pursuanl
to f20.54(3)(e),F.S.
70554 CGS 8/4,11,18 CB 8/18/05


Littlebugs with abig bite; those pesky mosquitoes


While sipping his coffee and
doing some work, Radford Uni-
versity biology professor Samuel
Zeakes asks some patrons at the
coffee shop if they know which
animal is responsible for the
deaths of between one and two
million people per year.
Responses include shark and
crocodile attacks, scorpion and
bee stings, spider bites, Mad'Cow
Disease, snakebites, and, his
favorite, being eaten by a killer
whale.
"Of course none of these are
correct! The correct answer is
mosquitoes. Mosquitoes you say.
Yes. Mosquitoes," says Zeakes.
But only indirectly.
Indirectly, he says, because it's
not the mosquitoes that kill peo-
ple but the parasites they trans-
mit.
"Most people have heard of
West Nile Virus. They have also
heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting
malaria because it is not endemic
(normally present) in the United
States," says Zeakes. About 80
percent of malaria cases occur in
tropical Africa. Worldwide, the
malaria parasite is responsible for
approximately 1.3 million human
deaths per year and currently
ranks as the most deadly disease
in the world, he says.
Malaria is an infection of
human red blood cells caused by
a microscopic parasite transmit-
ted from person to person by the
bite of an infected mosquito.
"Only female mosquitoes
actually bite humans," says
Zeakes. "They are after the iron
from the hemoglobin in our red
blood cells, which they need to
manufacture mosquito eggs. The
mosquitoes become infected by
the malaria parasite when they
take a blood meal from an infect-
*ed human and then inject the
parasite into other humans when,
they feed again. It's a vicious
cycle and results in much human
suffering."
Most Americans don't need to
worry about becoming infected
with malaria unless they are trav-
eling to areas where the disease
is endemic, says Zeakes. If this is
the case, he advises that you ask
your doctor for a prescription for
an anti-malarial drug, which may
help you avoid becoming infect-
ed.
In the United States, mosqui-
toes are more likely to transmit viral
encephalitis, such as West Nile
Virus. Besides protecting yourself,
it's important to protect your pets,
says Zeakes. Mosquitoes can trans-
mit heartworms to dogs.


"Most people have heard of West Nile Virus.
They have also heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting malaria
because it is not endemic (normally present) in
the United States."
Samuel Zeakes,
Radford University biology professor


Protecting yourself and others
starts at home, he says. "Do not
let water sit in unused containers,
such as flowerpots, cups, vases,
etc. Regularly clean birdbaths,
unclog gutters, and dispose of old
tires because these are places
where mosquitoes may breed. If
you have a pond, it can be treated
with a commercial product, a
bacterial larvicide that selectively
kills mosquito larva but will not
harm other species."
If you sleep with your win-
dows open, protect yourself from
being bitten by making sure your
windows are screened, says
Zeakes. If you go outdoors during
the times when mosquitoes feed,
wear light-colored clothing. A
light, cotton, long-sleeved turtle-
neck shirt is best. If it is too hot to
wear a long-sleeved shirt, apply
an insecticide, but be careful, he
says. Try to use a minimum of
spray on bare skin, especially
children's skin. It is better to mist
the spray onto your clothing,
avoiding bare skin where possi-
ble, and to protect eyes at all
times.
"Read directions very careful-
ly," Zeakes says. "An insecticide
improperly used could cause
more serious harm than the pests
you are trying to control."
Another harmful pest to look
out for is the tick. The most com-
mon tick-borne disease in the
United States is Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infec-
tion caused by Borrelia burgdor-
feri and is transmitted to humans
by tiny ticks commonly known as
Black-legged or Deer ticks
(Ixodes dammini)., These ticks
can also transmit several other
parasitic diseases. Other ticks,
such as the Brown dog tick and
the Wood tick, may transmit
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
To protect yourself from ticks,
wear light-colored clothing when
hiking or camping or when visit-
ing potentially tick-infested areas.
Wear a hat. When you come
indoors it is important to heck
for ticks, especially on children,
because some ticks, such as the
Deer tick, can be smaller than a
poppy seed. This makes them


hard to see. Ticks like to hide in
the, folds of the ear, under
armpits, and especially in the hair
of the head, so search carefully,
says Zeakes.
"If you have applied a pesti-
cide to your clothes and skin, take
a shower as soon as you can to
help remove the pesticide," he
says. "Also be sure to wash your
clothes, not only to remove the
pesticide, but also to kill ticks that
may be attached."
If you do discover a tick,


I


don't panic and tear it off. It is
important to follow the proper
procedure to safely remove it,
says Zeakes.
"Do not pull the tick off with
your fingers, as this may allow
tick mouth parts to remain in the
flesh, potentially resulting in an
infection," he said. "
Also, pulling the tick off may
allow parasites, such as the bac-
terium that causes Lyme disease,
or the organism that causes
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, .to
enter through a wound. Humans.
have become infected with
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
when removing ticks from dogs.
Never use a match or lighter to
burn the tick when trying to
remove it, says Zeakes. Applying
petroleum jelly to remove the tick
does not work., '
"The best way to remove the
tick is to use tweezers," he said.
"Carefully grasp the tick as close


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to the embedded mouthparts as
you can. Turn the tick's body ver-
tical. (Its rear-end will be facing
up towards you). Increase pulling
pressure until the tick's mouth-
parts break loose from the skin.
Rinse the wound with peroxide."
For step-by-step instructions
on how to remove a tick, look on
line at http://kidshealth.org/par-
ent/infections/bacterial-viral/lym
e.html. After removing, place.the
tick in rubbing alcohol to kill it.
"Keep the preserved tick, as it
may prove valuable in diagnosis if
the person from whom the tick
was removed gets sick," says
Zeakes.
Over the following days, mon-
itor the person from whom the
tick was removed, particularly
children, says Zeakes. The symp-
toms of Lyme disease are similar
to those experienced with the flu:
Headache, stiff neck, fever, mus-
cle aches and fatigue. The area of


the bite may develop a rash that
looks like a bull's eye on light skin
and like a bruise on darker skin.
This rash varies in size and devel-
ops in approximately, 60 percent
of infected individuals. If symp-
toms appear, it is crucial to see a
doctor right away because Lyme
disease is treatable in the early
stages, says Zeakes.
To learn more about Rocky
Mountain Spotted Fever visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/
rmsf or http://www.astdhpphe.
org/infect/rms.html.
Just using common sense can
protect you from pests and the
diseases they transmit, says
Zeakes. Mosquitoes and ticks
thrive in warm, damp environ-
ments, so this time of year is per-
fect for them. During these hot
summer days protect yourself,
your family, friends and pets from
these potentially disease-spread-
ing pests.


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