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Title: The Clewiston news
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Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: August 25, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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Volume 81,


At a Glance

After Church
dinner social
An after Church dinner
social will be held Sunday,
Aug. 28, at the Harlem Civic
Center at 2 p.m. Sponsored
by New Bethel A.M.E.
Women's Day Committee.
For more information, please
call 228-7328 or 228-4172.
New. Bethel A.M.E.
Church will also be selling
fish sandwiches Friday, Aug.
26, beginning at 11 a.m. For
more information please call
228-4172 or 228-7328.

19th Annual
Tiger Trek 5K
The 19th annual 5K Tiger
Trek will be held at Clewis-
ton Middle School Aug. 27.
The race will begin on
Pasadena Ave in front of the
j main office of CMS and will
finish near the gym. T-shirts
will be awarded to all paid
entrants with additional
awards being given to the
top three male/female finish-
ers in each-category. There
will be fruit and bagels fol-
lowing the race. There is a $9
pre-race day fee and a $12
registration fee for the day of
the event. Checks can be
delivered to Clewiston High
School, C/O Robin Howell,
1501 S. Francisco St., Clewis-
ton FL, 33440.

Hooked
on fishing
The Clewiston Police
Department will be hosting
its next "Hooked on Fishing
-Not on Drugs" kids event
Aug. 27. Registration will be
-at 8 a.m. and the event will
start at 8:30 a.m. The event
will be a casting contest for
distance and accuracy for
three age groups, 5-7; 8-10;
and 11-13. Prizes will be
given out for the winners.
The event will conclude at
10:30 a.m.

Small Business
workshop
The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) will be
hosting a workshop in
Clewiston for local business-
es in need of new ways of
expansion and access to
capital. The workshop will
be held .at the Beardsley
Room at the John Boy Audi-
torium, located at 1200
South W.C. Owen Avenue.
The date of the workshop is
Aug. 30, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For more information, please.
call the Florida Gulf Coast
University SBDC at (239)
225-4220, or register via the
Web site at
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Opinion ...... ....... 4
School ............. 7
Sports ............. .8
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Serving America's Sweetest Town since 1928 50
Number 12 Thursday, August 25, 2005


The Blue Ribbon Committee


Editor's note: This is the third
of a series exploring the dispute
between U.S. Sugar and Hendry
Regional Medical Center.
By Mark Young
CLEWISTON There has
been a lot of information dis-
persed down to the Clewiston
community in regards to the fate
of its hospital.
Possible financial irregularities
and accusations of administrative
mismanagement and incompe-


tence have been thrown to the
four winds and the citizens have
been left to dissect a complicated
maze of numbers, with each side
of the issue claiming their argu-
ments are correct.
The issue sparked headlines
months ago when a Blue Ribbon
Committee was formed to inves-
tigate the financial viability of the
hospital and was anointed with
the task of coming up with rec-
ommendations as to how the
hospital should handle their
administrative duties, as well as


how the hospital should adminis-
ter health care to the community.
The Blue Ribbon Committee
spent weeks pouring over docu-
ments and making recommenda-
tions and ultimately arguing that
they did not receive all the docu-
ments they were asking for in
order to make a viable recom-
mendation on several heated
issues.
This led to U.S. Sugar filing
their public records lawsuit,
which ultimately failed in .court,.
but only because the hospital did


Now that's a sendoff: Dr. Valiant retires


not possess the records request-.
ed, even though they should
have, according to the presiding
Judge.
The Blue Ribbon Committee
released a substantial report in
which they found fault with sev-
eral key factors within Hendry
Regional Medical Center's
(HRMC) finances and administra-
tive practices. But now many
members of the community want
to know just who is making these
accusations and what do they
have to do with the community?.


Perhaps the one item both
sides of this issue will agree upon,
is that the members of the Blue
Ribbon Committee, a self-
imposed title, are indeed stand
up members of the community,
but that the intentions of the
committee have been one-sided
from the very beginning.
"The purpose of the commit-
tee was suspect from the begin-
ning because they did not ask for
See Committee Page 10


Rep. Foley:



CAFTA' isn't



sugar's end

By Mark Young Robert Coker, U.S. Sugar will
now lose an additional 10,000
CLEWISTON With .the tons of sugar production to the
passage of the Central Ameri- Central American market, on
can Free Trade Act (CAFTA) by top of the thousands of tons
one vote, U.S. Sugar is wonder- already lost to the North Ameri-
ing how the American govern- can Free Trade Act (NAFTS) and
ment can turn their back on the World Trade Organization
American producers 'and those (WTO).
same questions are being With other free trade acts in
directed at Florida lawmakers theworks, U.S. Sugar, along
who apparently ignored Florida- with the rest of the American
producers. Agricultural market is asking
U.S. Sugar.is one of those the federal government to act
U.S. Sugap cr iswo, ne ow-hoewith more caution and to not-to
Floridaproducerswhowillnow utilize words like, National
be looking at ways to remain securityy" when explaining
insecurity, when explaining


cimpetiLive in a uopening
worldwide market. According
to U.S. Sugar Vice President


Independent Newspapers/Patty Brant
Dr. Forbes gives Dr. Martha Valiant a fond farewell following her official retirement Aug.
20. Dr. Valiant was the director of the Hendry/Glades Health Department


SState Representative Denise Grimsley would-
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee shares n't miss the official retirement party of Dr.
a joke and a smile with Dr. Martha Valiant Martha Valiant who ended her tenure with the
who officially retired Aug. 20. Hendry/Glades Health Department Aug. 20.


See CAFTA -Page 10


County wants



impact fees


LaBelle agrees
to 100 percent
By Patty Brant
LABELLE As of Oct. 1,
Hendry County hopes to take a
big step toward preparing for
the growth that everyone
agrees is already in progress. At
their Aug. 9 regular meeting,
county commissioners agreed"
to set the county's first impact
fees, covering road and educa-
tional infrastructure, at 100 per-
cent of the recommended rate.
The ordinance to implement
impact fees is expected to


come up for a vote at the coun-
ty commission's Sept. 13 meet-
ing in Clewiston. All five county
commissioners agreed that
impact fees are essential in
order to make development
pay for itself. The only con-
tentious issue was the level at
which to implement those fees.
In the end, the vote was 3-2 to
impose the full amount.
For both cities of LaBelle and
'Clewiston the contentious issue
has-been the level. However, at
their regular meeting .on Aug.
11, LaBelle's city commission
also opted to impose the full
See Fees -Page 10


Kelley named dean of EC


.By Patty Brant
LABELLE LaBelle Middle
School students, staff and parents
barely had time to get acquainted
with new principal Lucinda Kel-
ley; but will already be saying
goodbye. Ms. Kelley just took
over at LMS July 1, but Sept. 30
will be her last day there. The 16--
year education veteran has been
named the new dean of
Hendry/Glades Services for Edi-
son College.
Dr. Sally Berg, who has served
as Edison College Hendry/Glades
Services Director for the past 11
years, will retire Dec. 31. In the
intervening months, Ms. Kelley
will have the opportunity of train-
ing with Dr. Berg before she takes
the reins.
EC has had a campus at
LaBelle High School grounds
since 1995. At that time, the
LaBelle campus had some 189
students. Now, some 400 full
time students are getting basic
college level courses at the'cam-
pus. :


Plans call for a new campus,
located on the Paul property in
what is now being called the
South LaBelle Community, with
the larger community wrapping
around the college. EC itself will
be part of an educational village,
which will include the perma-
nent home of the Education Cen-
ter of Southwest Florida, Inc.,
vocational school and eventually,
a high school. Once the new facil-
ity is open, it should accommo-
date about 1,000 students.
An Arkansas native, Ms. Kelley
came to Florida at the age of nine.
She earned a bachelors degree in
English, second level, from
Southeastern College in Lakeland
and her masters in education
leadership from NOVA South-
eastern University.
Her first teaching job was in
Polk County. After moving to
LaBelle in 1997, she opened
LaBelle Youth Development
Academy at that t1me. She has
served as assistant principal at
LHS; assistant principal at Central
elementary School in Clewiston;


and has been principal at Clewis-
ton High School for the past five
years.
Ms. Kelley says she sees the
new position at Edison College as
a chance to try to make a differ-
ence in a larger context. The posi-
tion is an "exciting opportunity"
on the ground floor to be an
important part of education in the
larger community. She will be
responsible for helping to build a
new campus as well as the edu-
cational program at a time of
unprecedented growth. With that
growth will come an even greater
demand for higher education
here, she says. In fact, she herself
will be working toward her doc-
torate in the future.
The opportunity "just came
up," she commented, "I never
thought I'd leave the K-12 pro-
gram everything just fell into
place."
She was advised she had the
position just before school start-
ed and will start at EC on Oct. 3.
'See Dean -Page 10


Independent Newspapers/Patty Brant
Lucinda Kelley will be the new dean for the Hendry/Glades Edi-
son College campus.


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Obituaries


In the Military


Eugene E (Pete) Hollon
Eugene F. (Pete) Hollon, along
time resident of Canal Point, Pete
passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2005
at his home.
Pete was born in Roe,
Arkansas on May 8, 1918 and
came with his family to Florida
arriving in Canal Point just before
the 1928 hurricane..
. He attended schools in Canal
Point and Pahokee graduating in
1937. Pete farmed with his father
and after became an employee of
the United States Sugar Corpora-
tion. In 1942, he joined the U.S.
Navy and served three years in the
Philippines returning home to
resume his employment with U.S.


Sugar Corporation. During that
time he organized the Interna-
tional Associated of Machinists
Union at U.S.S.C. in Moore
Haven, serving as president for
many years. He retired in 1993 as
the superintendent of the Hastem
Agriculture Shop.
Survivors included his wife of
67 years, Nell Sears Hollon, a
daughter, Diane (Bill) Kennedy of
Pahokee; a son Gray (Miriam)
Hollon of Belle Glade, grandchil-
dren, Kerry K. (Scott) DesRochers
of Orlando Kirk (Machell)
Kennedy of Pahokee, Gregory
Hollon of Cincinnati, Ohio,
Michael (Brea) Hollon of San Luis
Obispo, California, five grandchil-
dren who treasured him, Kamryn


and Kendall Kennedy of Pahokee,
Kennedy and Kolton DesRochers
of Orlando, and Aiden Hollon of
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The family received visitors
Monday Aug. 22, 2005 from 7-8:30
p.m. at the Canal Point United
Methodist Church. Service was
held at the church on Tuesday,
Aug. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.
Charlotte
Linda Barnett
Charlotte Linda Barett, 62, of
Muse, passed away Aug. 16,
2005. She was born May 10, 1943
in Sarasota to Fred Burgess and


Sarah Melissa Futch Burgess. She
was a longtime resident of Muse.
Survivors include her chil-
dren: Melinda Ann Nipper of
Muse, Sara Elizabeth Carlett of
Ft. Myers, Jon Sidney Catlett of
Muse, Lynn Marie Catlett and
Amanda Barnett, both of
Labelle; sisters: Kay Rackowski
of Houston, TX, and Martha
O'Shea of Fort Myers and many
grandchildren. She was preced-
ed in death by her beloved com-
panion, Will Rogers Barnett.
A private memorial will be
held by the family at a later time.
Cremation arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home -
Labelle.


Cheryl A. Shaw
Navy Seaman Apprentice
Cheryl A. Shaw, daughter of
Karen R. and Donald E. Shaw of
Clewiston, Fla., recently complet-
ed U.S.
Navy basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great Lakes,
Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Shaw completed a variety
of training which included class-
room study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs, first aid,
firefighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also
placed on physical fitness.


The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is designed to
galvanize the basic warrior attrib-
utes of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical appli-
cation of basic Navy skills and the
core values of Honor, Courage
and Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a Sailor.
Shaw is a 2005 graduate of
Clewiston High School of Clewis-
ton, Fla.


Wedding


Rayl and

Snow wed

Miss Jodie Jean Rayl and Mr.
Matthew Snow were united in
marriage at 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
June 11, 2005 at Arbor Baptist
Church, Fitzgerald, Georgia.
The bride is the daughter of
Eddie and Eleanor Rayl of Fitzger-
ald. The groom is the son of James
(Dickie) Snow, Jr. and Kendra
Snow of Belle Glade. The bride is
the granddaughter of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Bedford Moran. The
groom is the grandson of Mrs. Mat-
tie Snow, and the late Mr. James
Snow, Jr., the late Ms. Sue Vulg-
amore and the late Ms. Cary Snow.
The Reverend Paul Thompson
of Jensen Beach, Fla. performed
the ceremony.
Given in' marriage by her father,
the bride wore a white strapless
gown with a chapel length train -
the dress was accented with
. embroidered flowers. The bride's
elbow length white veil attached to
a pearl and diamond tiara. Dia-
mond earrings completed her
attire. She carried a bouquet of
white and pink roses.
Maids of honor were Leah Rayl
and Katie Rayl; the Matron of
Honor was Jessica Turner. Brides-
maids were Christy Brown, Brooke
Giddens, Leah Hartley, Melanie
Herrington, Krista Mills, Winnie
Jean Rayl ad Amanda Snow.
The bride's attendants wore
strapless A-line, iridescent green,
floor-length dresses, styled with a


small train. They carried bouquets
of pink roses.
Bailyn Mills, served as flower.
girl. She wore pastel pink sleeve-
less dress with a beaded head-
piece. She carried white flower
basket with white tulle bows filled
with pink rose petals.
The groom wore a black tuxe-
do, white satin vest, white tie,
white dress shirt, white rose bou-
tonniere and engraved cufflinks -
a gift from the bride.
* The groom's father served as
best man. Groomsmen were Jason
Cunningham, Michael Petroczky,
Jony Pickerin, Freddie Rayl, Billy
Rimes, Jim Stoutamire and Justin
Volmer.
The groomsmen wore black
tuxedos with green iridescent vest
and white rose boutonnieres.
Brantley Mills served as ring
bearer. He wore a black tuxedo,
white satin vest, a white tie and
white dress shirt. He, carried a
white satin pillow.
The pew markers were made
by the groom's mother of pink
satin bows, with Italian ruckus tied
with white tulle. Two pewter can-
delabra with white candles were
decorated to match the pew mark-
ers. In the back of the sanctuary, an
arrangement of pink and white
spring flowers was placed on a
pewter stand. In the altar area a
pew was decorated with green
fern._The white unity candle, given
by the groom's aunt, was decorat-
ed with a white bow and greenery.
Four ferns were placed on pewter
stands. The choir rail was decorat-
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Music was provided by organist


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Jodie Jean Rayl and Matthew Snow


Dollie Penuel and soloist Emily Hill
and Martha Cunningham.
The bride's mother wore a
blush, two-piece, floor-length
dress with a beaded top and scal-
loped hem. The groom's mother a
silver floor-length beaded dress
with a coordinated jacket. Their


corsages were of white roses and
baby's breath.
The bride's parents hosted a
reception at 6:30 p.m. at the
Fitzgerald Elk's Lodge. Following a
honeymoon in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica, the couple, resides in St.
Petersburg, Fla.


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Water managers expand toxin monitoring program


As result of widespread blooms
of floating glue-green algae, the
South Florida Water Management.
District has increased blue-green
algae toxin monitoring locations
and frequency throughout the
agency's 16-county region.
.. Beginning Aug. 22, samples will
be collected at 41 stations every
...two weeks from May to October,
and every month from November
to April. The tests will be conduct-
ed in the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries, Lake Okeechobee,
the Kissimmee River and upper
chain of lakes as well as many
canals throughout the district.
Here is a primer on blue-green
algae that you may find useful in
explaining this phenomenon:
What are blue-green algae?
Blue-green algae are natural to
the environment and are found all
over the world. They are not
unique to South Florida Water
Management District water bodies.
They are also common throughout
the state as well as in other states,
including Georgia, Texas, Alaba-
ma, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan,
Oregon and others.
What causes blue-green algae
blooms?
Blue-green algae. multiply
quickly in water bodies with high
nutrient levels such as phosphorus,
particularly when the water is
warm and the weather is calm.-
This proliferation causes "blooms"
of floating blue-green algae that
turn the water green. These three
ingredients warm water, calm
weather and high levels of nutri-
ents are presently fueling the


blooms.in our area.
Where are the blue-green algae
blooms today?
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is experiencing
blooms in Lake Okeechobee, St.
Lucie River, Caloosahatchee River,
C-51 Canal in Palm Beach County
and a light bloom in the Upper
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.,
Our area is not alone. Blooms,
are occurring in other Floridawater'
bodies outside of the South Florida
Water Management District region,
such as the St. Johns River near
Jacksonville. Blue-green algae
blooms were also recently report-
ed in Michigan (Lake Huron) and
Oregon (Odell Lake).
Are blue-green algae toxic and a
health risk to humans?
It is important to understand
that some not all species of
blue-green algae can produce tox-
ins that can affect public health.
Those blue-green algae that are
known to produce toxins, do not
always do so. Little is known about
the environmental conditions that
trigger toxin production:
The blooms in South Florida
Water Management District water-
ways are caused by blue-green
algae called Mycrocystis., This blue-
green algae are not always toxic
but can form toxic strains. The
toxin called microcystin can
be a threat to fish, pets, livestock,
wild animals and humans if ingest-
ed or inhaled. However, informa-
tion regarding toxins from blue-
green algae and risks to humans,
fish and wildlife is very limited.
Currently, there are no estab-


lished state or federal guidelines for
standard toxic levels of concern.
The World Health Organization
suggests 1.0 microgram per literfor
drinking water.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is working closely
with the state Health Department
medical experts, who will provide
information regarding known
human health risks associated with
varying levels of toxic blue-green
algae. Health Department officials
recommend staying out of the
water where algae blooms are
concentrated as a precaution.
What is the South Florida Water
Management District doing about
the blue-green algae blooms?
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is coordinating
monitoring, evaluation and com-
munication efforts with local,
county, state and federal agencies
including the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission/Florida Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute, Florida
Department of Health, St. Johns
River Water Management District,
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District, University of Florida,
county governments and local utili-
ties.
The district has increased blue-
green algae toxin monitoring loca-
tions and frequency throughout
central and southern Florida.
Beginning Aug. 22, samples will be
collected at 41 stations every two
weeks from May to October, and
every month from November to
April. The tests will be-conducted


in the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries, Lake Okeechobee,
the Kissimmee River and upper
chain of lakes as well as many
canals throughout the district.
We are looking to utilize the
help of a nationally renowned
blue-green algae expert to serve as
a consultant.
Are there toxic blue-green algae
in Lake Okeechobee and the
coastal estuaries?
Elevated toxin levels ranging
from 20 to 373 micrograms per liter
were found this month in samples
collected from Lake Okeechobee,
St. Lucie River and C-51 Canal and
analyzed by the Florida Fish, and
Wildlife Research Institute. Results
from recent testing in the Caloosa-
hatchee are expected next week.
. Can large blue-green algae
blooms cause fish kills?
Blooms of blue-green algae that
last more than a few months can
be harmful to lake/river ecosys-
tems and cause fish kills because of
the decrease in oxygen levels, and
direct ingestion in the food chain:
How long will the blooms last?
Blooms can last days, weeks or
months, depending on conditions.
Scientists cannot predict when or
where blooms will occur or how
long they will last; the blooms will
run their course and dissipate natu-
rally.


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Food additives may increase health risks


Concerns about foods contain-
ing high fructose corn syrup
(HFCS) are back in the news as
researchers link the food additive
to obesity, diabetes and heart prob-
lems.
Fruit is generally a healthy food.
Five to nine servings of fruits and
vegetables per day are recom-
mended on the USDA food pyra-
mid. And HFCS is found in a veg-
etable. So why isn't HFCS a
"healthy" choice? The answer goes
back to the issue of processed
foods: The human body is just not
designed to consume fructose in
this processed form.
When you eat an ear of corn,
you don't just consume the corn
syrup. You also consume the fiber
and vitamins in the corn. When
you consume products with HFCS,
you ingest refined sugars, without
any of the corn's vitamins or fiber,
and you consume it in a form not
found naturally.
According to the HFCS "white


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paper" published by the Corn
Industry, "the corn wet milling
industry makes HFCS from corn
starch using a series of unit
processes that include steeping
corn to soften the hard kernel;
physical separation of the kernel
into its separate components -
starch, corn hull, protein and oil;
breakdown of the starch to glu-
cose; use of enzymes to invert glu-
cose to fructose; removal of impu-
rities; and blending of glucose and
fructose to make HFCS-42 and
HFCS-55."


Naturally occurring sugars, like
sucrose, contain fructose bound to
other sugars. But high fructose
corn syrup has been chemically
altered and contains "free" fruc-
tose. This free fructose is metabo-
lized only in the liver and as a result
can put a strain on the liver and the
heart. According to a report by the
Weston A. Price Foundation,
research indicates this free fructose
interferes with the heart's use of
key minerals and has been linked
to elevated cholesterol levels.
Recent university studies indi-
cate there may be a link between
consumption of HFCS and Type 2
diabetes. Type 2 is the form of dia-
betes that used to be called "adult
onset". The alarming rise in the
number of children suffering from
Type 2 Diabetes may be linked to
poor diet and consumption of too
many processed foods.
One study found that drinking
one soft drink or fruit beverage
containing HFCS per day can more


than double the risk of developing
Type 2 diabetes.
HFCS consumption has also
been linked to obesity because it
appears to promote fat storage in
the body. It's not enough to count
calories. The body processes some
calories differently from others.
Food manufacturers put HFCS
in foods because it is cheaper than
other sweeteners and because it
has a longer shelf life.
How can parents fight back?
Read labels and avoid prod-
ucts containing HFCS. You may not
be able to control everything your
child eats outside your home, but
you can control the fdod and
drinks in your home.
Encourage your children to
drink milk with meals and water
between meals.
If they are old enough to be
concerned about their weight, start
teaching your children about nutri-
tion and how to make healthier
food choices.


Drainage issues part of Florida history


By MayAnn Morris
Coastal residents are voicing
concerns about how drainage
from Lake Okeechobee affects
the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie Rivers.
Drainage fpW
issues have
long been part
of South Flori-
da history.
The Calusa #
Native Ameri- .
cans estab-
lished the first
connection Hamilton
from Lake Disston
Okeechobee
to the Caloosahatchee long
before any settlers came from
Europe or the northern United
States. They wanted to be able
to go between Lake Okee-
chobee and the Caloosahatchee
River in their dugout canoes.
Hamilton Disston of the Dis-,
ston Saw Company of Philadel-
phia, Pa. came to Florida in 1873
and saw a fabulous opportunity
for agriculture. He gathered
together a group of investors

and approached the state to buy
the land "east of the Peace River
south of and west of." The Legis-
lature agreed on the condition
that-the land be "DRAINED".
The deal was closed in 1881 and,
Mr. Disston set about, his ork.
An account published in the
New York Times, onmFeb. .18,,
1881 reported that "within six
months (Disston's company)
was to put a force equal to 100
men on the work" the work.
in part was "to drain the land by
a canal from Lake Okeechobee
tothe Caloosahatchee River.
Another canal may also be con-
structed to the east, tapping the
St. Lucie River. These canals will
entirely drain the swamp, and
from ten to 12 million acres of
the richest land in the world will


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This photo from 1921 shows dredging of the St. Lucie Canal.


be reclaimed." That was. the
thinking in 1881,124 years ago.
A dredge boat was built in
Cedar Key, sailed down the coast
and up the Caloosahatchee
River where the dredging began,
connecting Lake Okeechobee. to
the Gulf of Mexico.
The canals were dug like fin-
.gers pointing south from the
Lake, the New River Canal, the
Miami Canal and the Industrial
Canal and the lake level fell. The
land was drained; by the
Caloosahatchee, St. Lucie, New
River, Miami and Industrial
Canals. It was, it has been for
over 100 years, and it is,
The farmland around Lake
Okeechobee provides huge
crops of vegetables and fruit.
Sugar came later although Mr.
Disston was the first to experi-
ment with sugar in St. Cloud in
the 1880s.


A.C. Clewis brought sugar
production to the Glades in the
1920s, in Clewiston.
During World War II, Florida's
long coastline was an easy target
for enemy ships. Before the War,
sugar cane. workers harvested
Florida's sugar crop. The Federal
government wanted to assure a
steady supply of sugar. Sugar,
which was used to manufacture
industrial alcohol, was also
needed to preserve food. Sugar
growing was encouraged by the
government.
The Cuban Revolution in the
1960s stopped sugar imports
from that now Communist
country.
But the mass exodus of peo-
ple from Cuba brought sugar-
growing expertise, and the
American sugar supply was
once more secure.
The Kissimmee was channel-


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Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Clewiston issues blog at http://newsblog.info/0902. It is a home-
town forum so visit the page as often as you would like and share your
comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please). You can
also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at 983-9140. Comments will be published in the newspa-
per as space permits.

WHAT A SHAME: I think it's a shame that truck drivers have
nowhere to park in Clewiston.
Local ones can't even stop anywhere and get something to eat for
lunch. Long distance if they are delivering here, have nowhere to park
and sleep or get anything to eat.
If I was a truck driver I would refuse to come to Clewiston. What if
they quit delivering here? There would be no food no gas. We need
to be a little more truck friendly. Everyone relies on those trucks to
bring merchandise to our area.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. In recognition of Truck Driver
Appreciation Week, we honor those road warriors who make their
living negotiating our nation's highways.

BLUE RIBBON COMM'ITEE: In regards to the U.S. Sugar Hendry
Regional problem in the newspaper, I think everyone in the communi-
ty, in the interest of fair journalism, would want to know what exactly
is the Blue Ribbon Committee. Is it appointed? When and by whom?
Did it arise from other circumstances and also the title of Blue Ribbon,
how did that fit as to these members of the Blue Ribbon Committee?
Do they have special awareness and knowledge of health care admin-
istration?
Editor's note: Thanks for your very important call and viable ques-
tions. The issue between U.S. Sugar and HRMC is an important one to
the community, which is why the Clewiston News is focusing a lot of
time in explaining a complicated game of cat and mouse. The basis
and members of the Blue Ribbon Committee have been reported, but
not in awhile and not in depth. This current series had every intention
of exploring your questions. Based on the number of calls wanting
more information regarding this committee, the series has focused
this week's story on it.

SDONT BE DUPED: How can a local business put donation boxes in
front of their business when the representative of the charity drives
from store to store in a Mercedes and lives in a penthouse? Don't be
duped by this scam. Your compassion is being taken advantage of to
provide this individual with a comfortable lifestyle.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Through
observation, I feel certain that
some animals are much smarter
or more intelligent than others of
the same breed. Are there actual
tests, which measure "animal
intelligence"? Are there any tests
we can bty at home?
Thanks, Doc. Your Friendly
anonymous pet observer.
A: Dear Pet Observer! That is
an awesome question, and one
that led me to do a bit of net surf-
ing! I know by my observations
that some pets are obviously
more intelligent than others. My
feeling is that genetics, and
socialization play a huge factor.
So, the answer is yes. I did find a
few sites for dog and cat IQ tests.
Of those I examined, my favorite
cat IQ site is found at:
Wuzzle.org:cat IQ test. For the
dogs I preferred: Richmond
pets.com: Dog IQ Test. The
questions are a series of tasks
that you can gently challenge
your pet to do, and then you
score them. Based on the points
they score, you then see at what
level you can. measure their intel-
ligence. Maybe you should have
a third party with you for objec-
tiveness. I know, I think my Sami
and Luigi are the smartest in the
world. Would you think you
would agree?
Instead of a second question
this week, I thought I would
include an example question
from the IQ tests:
With your dog watching, pre-


Doc Savvy


tend to reach for a snack and eat
it. Your dog:
A. Watches you intently as if
you are actually eating.
B. Investigates the spot from
which you look the "food" to see
if anything is there.
C. Couldn't be less interested.
D. Seems to realize you're just
pretending.
For your cat:
If you crouch, bark, and grind
your teeth, your cat:
Jumps scared on the nearest
chair,
Becomes angry,
Looks at you inquiringly,
Yawns.
Thanks for making me learn
something new! Best Wishes,
Doc Savvy.
Be sure to listen to the Doc Savvy'
Show on 95.5 F.M. every Thursday
morning at 10:30 a.m. and e-mail
your pet questions for the Pet Cor-n
ner to docsavvy@aol.com.


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Priorities; and getting them in order


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
Every organization where I
hold membership is concerned
about: Membership! There have
been membership drives in serv-
ice organizations, fraternal
orders, volunteer groups, clubs
related to hobbies or other activi-
ties, and churches as well.
When people tell me about
"how things used to be" with
great attendance and all sorts of
programs, they are quick to point
out that it isn't that way now. All
of my life, I've heard about the
"good old days" and how things
used to be; and being old enough
to remember some of the "good
old days" it's not all imagination. I
have a theory about what's hap-
pened and why things seem to
have changed.
There are two parts to it: One
has to do with our lifestyle and the
other has to do with the effects of
an attitude in society. Americans
are supposed to work more hours
than any people n the world. We


also live in a society where there
are usually two breadwinners in
each household. It's no longer
dad who goes to work and moth-
er stays home to raise the chil-
dren. The other night, I saw some
figures on the cost of a new house
and know that the mortgage
alone could eat up one salary for
many households. If you have a
car payment to make, and some
other payments along the way,
that second job is a necessity.
When the weekend or the
evening rolls around, there is the
urge to collapse on the couch and
do something very, very passive. If
you want to get someone out,
you'd better have something to
offer and it better be very good. It
had better be aimed at giving
something; not full of problems
or heavy demands or involve
"choosing up sides" in some
organizational squabble. A sec-
ond part of concern over mem-
bership has to do with commit-
ment. Commitment takes energy,
requires time, treasure and talent.
I have heard many times peo-
ple talk about joining and say, "It's


all the same anyway." They will
shop for cars, doctors, appli-
ances, banks, and everything else,
but not when it comes to belong-'
ing to a group other than to see if
that's where their friends go. Criti-
cal thinking and "try-before-you-
buy" seems suppressed when
there is a vague feeling that the
group-club-church-organization
does good works, and besides
they have good suppers and share
good stories.
Those on the inside know that
there is more to it than that but
people, can belong for years
before they realize just what it is
that they have committed them-
selves to sharing. In spite of
attempts o be "up front" with
newcomers, attrition rates are still
there. The answers for us all are to
try to come up with a straightfor-
ward statement of what we're
about.
In the case where I'm most
involved, the Church, I've shared
with people that we are a reposi-
tory of values in a society where
there are fewer and fewer values.
That will sometimes strike a


chord with parents who are con-
cerned about how their children
are growing up, or a newly mar-
ried couple that have decided
there must be more to life than
working overtime, or someone
who is suddenly facing a crisis
and has no answers.
For me, the answer lies within
the area where I have made a
commitment and knowing the
answer is there. Sharing that
answer can also answer why it's
worth getting up on a weekend
morning, or what is returned
when support is given.
Today, when membership is a
prime concern for many organi-
zations, my answer is "we have
something special to offer and
we'll share it with you." We have
a "product" like no other and that
makes it all worthwhile. When
we share it, membership will take
care of itself. A Lord that started
out .with 12, apparently wasn't
overly concerned with numbers
but faith. It's about a "pearl of
great price" and being faithful,
and the rest will follow.


Letters to the Editor


Public Trust is
most important
To the editor:
Public trust is the most impor-
tant asset 6f the nonprofit and
philanthropic ,community.
Donors give to and volunteers get
involved with charitable organiza-
tions because they trust them to
carry out their missions, to be
stewards of their resources, and
to act according to the highest
ethical standards."
This is a direct quote from
"Obedience for the Unenforce-
able", an article published in 1991
by the Independent Sector, a
coalition of leading nonprofits,
foundations, and corporations
strengthening not-for-profit initia-
tive, philanthropy, and citizen
action.
How can we accept an organi-
zation like the Hendry County Fair
and Livestock Show, Inc., a non-
profit corporation, supposedly
working for the betterment of the
community, comprised of mem-


bers from the community, who
goes against not only these code
of ethics but against their own
printed bylaws.
Here are some examples.
The board of trustees and the
board of directors oversee all the
committees, but the majority of
members of the board are from
only one committee. Nine out the
16 members of the board repre-
sent and favor the livestock com-
mittee. There are a total of 16
committees in their corporation,
one of which has just been dis-
solved by an unofficial vote of the
trustees.
According to Article IV of their
bylaws, "The purpose of the
annual meeting of members is to
elect members of the Board of
Trustees and Board of Directors,
to elect Officers and to transact
such other business as may prop-
lerly come before the members."
Members are defined as any per-
son who is a "legal resident of
Hendry County and is interested
in the betterment of the Hendry
County Fair and Livestock Show,


Inc and pays a due. Yet, the board
discourages membership and has
not held an annual meeting of
members to allow voting. A direc-
tor has stated that members shall
not vote so that they (the board)
do not lose their control and
power.
According to Article V of their
bylaws, "the corporation shall be
governed by the Board of
Trustees. It shall establish policy
concerning management of the
general affairs, business, funds,
records, property and other mat-
ters of the Corporation."
The livestock committee is
defined, in their bylaws, as such:
"this" committee shall have the
responsibility of planning, carry-
ing out, and evaluating all live-
stock shows and sales conducted
during the Fair. They shall recom-
mend to the Board any policy or,
rules which they feel necessary to
carry out their responsibility."
Basically, Board business and
voting on board matters should
only occur at the board of trustee
meetings, yet they go against this


and discuss and vote on corpora-
tion policies at the livestock com-
mittee meeting in secret without
the general group of trustees'
knowledge.
- We the members of the dis-
solved equine committee, other-
wise affectionately known as the
Hendy County Rodeo Associa-
tion, hope that we shed some
light on this corporation.
Not only are they willing to
eliminate a committee whose
work in the community has
brought rodeos, barreling racing,
and other activities to the youth,
but they are also discussing,
according to the minutes of their
recent meeting, to demolish 'the
arena and to rent the space to the
Holiday Ramblers as a parking lot.
We have become appalled by
the unethical conduct displayed
by this organization and felt nec-
essary to reveal this to the citizens
of Hendry County.
Sincerely,
Hendy County
Rodeo Association


Opening the door to personal wholeness


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
I didn't know it at the time,
but I grew up in a family with
issues. Don't misunderstand me.
My family was and is a loving
family, but there were a few
places in our lives where things
weren't quite right. Even though
I know that statement could be
made about every family I've
ever known, it is still hard to
admit that there was dysfunction
in our home. But that fits,
because a large part of dysfunc-
tionality is denying that there'is a
problem.
I share this with you'because
I've learned that who I was back
then has a big impact on who I
am now. By looking back at the
formative influences of my life, I
can better understand some of
the reasons I act and react the
way I do, today. The better I
understand theses traits, the
more likely I am to control,
change, or overcome the ones
that I don't like or that aren't
healthy. That's true for all of us.
All of us can greatly benefit from


some serious self-examination.
Most people learn to live with
their problems. I've seen mar-
ried couples living in opposite
ends of the same house. I've
seen a man stay in a job he
hated for 20 years. I've seen peo-
ple with a secret an elephant
in the living room that everyone
knew was there, but no one
dared talk about. Common
problems include alcoholism or
drug use, and along with it co-
dependency on the part the rest
those who enable the -addic-
tions.
Somehow we convince our-
selves that it is easier to live with
a problem than to fix it. It is easi-
er to accept the way things are
than to change the way things
are. And the truth is, sometimes
it is easier, but that doesn't nec-
essarily make it right! Ours is a
faith that proclaims the possible
and the hopeful and the beautiful
in the face of all that is unholy. To
allow ourselves to Wallow in
sickness and sadness is to deny
the single greatest truth, of our
faith new life is possible. New
life is always possible.


Labor Day: Boats give


no holiday for manatees


Boat traffic on Florida's water-
ways can double or even triple on
busy holiday weekends in the sum-
mer. For the large, slow-moving
manatees, who share the crowded
waterways with power boats, jet
skis, and other vessels, this creates
a very dangerous environment.
Wildlife officials respond to numer-
ous rescue calls during a holiday
period.
"Just because a dead manatee
doesn't turn up right after a holiday,
it doesn't mean that manatees
haven't sustained serious injuries,"
said Suzanne Tarr, Save the Mana-
tee Club staff biologist. "Some
manatees live with permanent
injuries, while others may eventu-
ally die."
The increased risk to manatees
on the Labor Day weekend is why
it's especially important for every-
one to boat safely. Tarr said, "In
fact, collisions with watercraft are
the largest known cause of mana-
tee deaths."
There are numerous ways to be
"manatee smart" on the water-
ways this Labor Day weekend. For
starters, stay in deep water chan-
nels and follow all posted boat
speed regulations. And if you see
an injured manatee, call the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWCC) at (888) 404-


FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC
on your cellular phone, or use VHF
Channel 16 on your marine radio.
Often,. people are uncertain
whom to call in an emergency situ-
ation, so having this important
information handy could help save
a manatee's life.
The club receives many calls
and letters from citizens who are
concerned about the manatees'
safety as well as their own family's
boating experience. "If you follow
safe boating practices, it stands to
reason that it's going to be safer for
the family boater and everything
else out there," said Tarr.
When asked what one thing the
boating community can do for
manatees this Labor Day, Tarr
responded, "Manatees are out
there every day, and it's their home
- we're just visitors. So be a good
steward by throttling back and giv-
ing manatees a break."
Florida boaters can request a
free, "Please Slow: Manatees
Below" banner by contacting Save
the Manatee Club via e-mail at edu-
cation@savethemanatee.org, by
regular mail at 500 N. Maitland
Ave., Maitland, FL 32751, or by call-
ing toll free at (800) 432-JOIN
(5646). These banners are used by
boaters to warn others that mana-
tees are in the area.


God gives us the ability to
overcome the problems that
weigh us down. Sometimes we
just need help discovering how
to do it. I found help through a
counselor who told me that I
needed to be more self-cen-
tered. I was shocked. The worse
part of what happened, howev-
er, was that I was prohibited
from doing anything for my sup-
port group for six weeks. It
spread throughout the whole
seminary, and for six weeks I
couldn't even open a door for
anyone. I just.had to receive. My
problem was I loved to do things
for others, which isn't bad in
itself, but I was. shaping my
whole identity and life around
giving. I.was taking care of oth-
ers. I needed, to take care of
myself as well. That.six weeks
helped me put my love of giving
and doing for others into a
healthy perspective.
My counselor didn't fix me,
but my time with my counselor
was a valuable mirror that
helped me understand how to
help myself be a better person. It
helped me to see what God


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couldjdo&iwhen I saw myself in a
truer light.
The most difficult thing for
any of us to do is to admit we
need help. Sometimes admitting
our need for help might seem
harder than living with the hurt.
But it isn't. Don't be afraid to do
what you need to do. Don't be
afraid to make the changes you
need to make. If'you take noth-
ing else away from this article,
take the message that help, from
God and others, is always avail-
able. All you have to do is ask.
Above all, remember this,
God does provide a way .out.
Like the rainbow at the end of
days and nights of rain, like the
harvest of grain that yields a
hundred-fold despite the weeds
in which it grows, like the
empty-tomb of Easter morning,
God promises a happy ending. It
may not be easy, it may not be
quick, but I am convinced that
with God's' help and our best
effort, a new life is always possi-
ble. Ask, knock, seek. You will
receive. You will find. And the
door to wholeness will be
opened.


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Crimestoppers


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking the public's
assistance in locating the where-
abouts of James Milton Felton
who was born Dec. 17, 1974. Fel-
ton is described as a black male
with black hair and brown eyes.
He is 6'3" tall and weighs 165
pounds.
Felton is wanted for aggravat-
ed battery (pregnant woman;
domestic battery and is also want-
ed on a failure to appear warrant
for no improper DL/expired more
than four months.


His last
known address
was Roosevelt
Qtroet in Beolle


Glade.
If you have
information on
the where-
abouts of Fel-
ton, you can1
call (800) 458- James
TIPS (8477). MiltonFelton
You may
remain anonymous and could be
eligible for a cash reward.


Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
announces that on Tuesday, Aug.
16, W/M Steven Anthony Pickett,
19, of Palmdale was arrested on
misdemeanor traffic charges of
Driving while License Suspended.
On Wednesday, Aug. 17 at
approximately 4 p.m. Mr. Pickett
was released from the Glades
County Jail and given a court date.
Upon Mr. Pickett's release he
walked across the street to the
Glades County Court House
where there was an unlocked
vehicle. Mr. Pickett entered the
vehicle and stole a pack of Marl-
boro cigarettes.
While in the victim's vehicle,
EMS Director Bob Jones observed
the suspect and yelled to him. Mr.
Pickett exited the vehicle and fled
south on Avenue J. Mr. Jones was
able to flag down Sheriff Whid-


don who was passing by after the
incident occurred and advised
him of the situation.
Sheriff Whiddon began to
chase the suspect who entered
the Country K Drive convenience
store in Moore Haven. Upon Sher-
iff Whiddon entering the store he
identified himself as a law
enforcement officer and the sus-
pect attempted to flee from the
scene. When Sheriff Whiddon
apprehended the suspect he
attempted to fight. Sheriff Whid-
don was able to hold the suspect
until backup units arrived.
Mr. Pickett was booked into
the Glades County Jail on the fol-
lowing charges, burglary of a con-
veyance, petit theft, resisting
arrest with violence, with the
bond to be set by the judge. .


Florida employment


rates for July 2005


The state's seasonally adjust-
ed July 2005 unemployment rate
was 3.8 percent, down from the
revised rate of 4.0 percent in
June and down 0.9 percentage
point from 4.7 percent a year
ago. Florida's July 2005 unem-
ployment rate was the lowest
experienced by the state since
November 2000.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for July
2005 was over a full percentage
point lower than the national
rate of 5.0 percent.
In July 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural
employment grew by 242,700
jobs over the year, growing at
3.2 percent, nearly twice the
national rate. The national rate
of growth was 1.7 percent for
the same period.
Florida continues to see the
rate of growth exceed other
comparable states. Based on
data from June 2005, the latest
month for which comparable


data are available from other
states, Florida had the fastest
rate of annual job growth
among the 10 most populous
states.
Solid growth continued in
manufacturing's durable goods
sector, which gained 5,500 jobs
(+2.1 percent) since last July.
Much of the growth in durable
goods was in transportation
equipment manufacturing
(+2,100 jobs, +5.0 percent).
Overall, manufacturing has
exhibited over-the-year growth
in 15 of the past 16 months and
has gained 4,300 jobs over the
year.
The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-
Miami Beach MSA led the state
in employment growth
(+51,800 jobs, +2.3 percent),
followed by the Orlando and
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwa-
ter MSAs with over-the-year job
growth in July 2005 of +39,800
jobs and +34,700 jobs, respec-
tively.


Arrest made in attack


The Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Criminal Investigations
Division has arrested Mary Nell
Sanders, age 54, of 1151 Della
Tobias Avenue in Clewiston for
Aggravated Battery 'with a
weapon. According to Sheriff
Ronnie Lee, the victim, was at


home when the attack occurred
and was treated by Hendry Coun-
ty EMS and due to the severity of
her injuries was transported to
Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft.
Myers for further care. Sanders
was booked into the Hendry
County Jail.


Roadside safety.


checkpoint in GC


On Sept. 7, the Glades Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office along with
the Florida Department of
Transportation, will be con-
ducting checkpoints through-
out Glades County, due to
numerous complaints of com-
mercial motor vehicles, which
are speeding, traveling through
the county with uncovered
loads and unsafe equipment.
The Glades County Sheriff's
Office will be out in force on
this day.
Please be alert while travel-


ing on Sept. 7, and slow down
anytime you see a law enforce-
ment officer conducting a traf-
fic stop. The sheriff's office, in a
continuing effort to enforce the
traffic laws of the state of Flori-
da, will be conducting these
types of checkpoints on a more
regular basis. As always, Sheriff
Whiddon's goal at the Glades
County Sheriff's Office is to
keep all roadways safe for the
citizens and the motoring pub-
lic in Glades County.


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AG announces reward for resolving Moore case


ORLANDO -Attorney Gener-
al Charlie Crist announced that a
reward has been offered for
information leading to the identi-
fication of the perpetrators of the
Christmas 1951 bombing mur-
ders of civil rights pioneer Harry
T. Moore and his wife Harriette.
Joining the attorney general in
making the announcement was
Frank Brunner of the Florida
Association of Crime Stoppers
(FACS) and Juanita Evangeline
Moore, daughter of Harry and
Harriette Moore.
Anyone with information that
would resolve this case is urged
to call the Crime Stoppers'
Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (or
1-800-423-8477).
Callers may remain anony-
mous,if they wish.vShbuld that


information lead to the killer, or
killers, of the Moores whether
living or deceased the person
providing the tip would be eligi-
ble for up to $25,000. The reward
money is being provided by
Crime Stoppers.
"There is someone out there
who knows what happened on
Christmas night, 1951," said
Crist. "Whether the reasons for
coming forward are to clear a
conscience or strictly financial,
we want to hear from those who
can help."
The announcement is the lat-
est step in the investigation,
which was re-opened by Attor-
ney General- Crist on Dec .21,
2004. The'investigationi; uf''er
the direction of the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office of Civil Rights, has


received tips and has been assist-
ed by the cooperation of the Unit-
ed States Department of Justice.
Dozens of interviews have
been conducted in search of the
identity of the bomber or
bombers.
"I join with Attorney General
Crist in asking that anyone with
knowledge of this case come for-
ward," said Evangeline Moore."I
am grateful that he and his office
are committed to bringing clo-
sure to those of us who have had
to live with this tragedy for more
than 50 years."
Crime Stoppers is equally
pleased to lend their aid in resolv-
ing this five-decade old mystery.
"The'Florida Association of
Crime Stoppers is pleased to part-
ner with the attorney general and


law enforcement to help solve
this 54-year-old crime," said
Frank Brunner, chairman of the
association's Moore Committee.
"We look forward to receiving
critical information through our
anonymous tip line that will ulti-
mately make the difference," he
added.
Harry T. Moore was Florida's
first civil rights pioneer. In 1934,
he organized the Brevard chapter
of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo-
ple (NAACP). He fought for equal
pay for black teachers, for voting
rights for. black citizens and
equality in the justice system.
Harry Moore died from the
'blast- while Harriette died nine
days later. No one was ever
charged with the crimes.


Crist warns of new scam involving bogus checks


* TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warns
'Floridians to avoid a new scam
that has surfaced in Florida and
at least 17 other states over the
past week involving forged doc-
uments that appear to be official
checks issued by the state of
Arkansas.
The scam can victimize indi-
viduals or businesses that cash
the checks, costing the victims
several thousand dollars. The
scam targets individuals who
post resumes online, primarily at
the Careerbuilder.com Web site.
These individuals receive e-mail
messages that purport to be
from a European computer
company, interested in hiring
them.


The "company" claims to do
business with clients in the Unit-
ed States but needs someone in
the U.S. to help process checks it
has received from those clients.
One of the supposed clients is
the state of Arkansas.
If the target agrees, he is sent
two forged state of Arkansas
checks made out in his name,
one for $2,800 and the other for
$2,400. The checks are high-
grade forgeries of an actual state
of Arkansas check and may not
be detected until they are reject-
ed by a bank, by which time it is
too late. Unlike a more common
check-cashing scheme, in which
victims are instructed to deposit
a check into their own account
and then wire money from that


account, in this scam the recipi-
ents are told to cash the checks
and then wire most of the
money to the "company".
One sure sign of the scam,
Crist said, is that the recipients
are directed to avoid banks and
instead use check-cashing busi-
nesses, liquor stores or similar
businesses willing to convert the
"Arkansas" check into cash. As a
result, Florida businesses that
agree to cash the bogus checks
risk losing the entire amount
when the state of Arkansas treas-
ury refuses to honor them.
"This is yet another example
of scam artists targeting trusting
citizens in order to steal their
money," said Crist. "This scam
takes the public's confidence in


checks issued by the govern-
ment and turns it on its head.
Floridians and Florida business-
es should be diligent to make
sure they are not victimized by
this audacious scheme."
According to the Arkansas
Attorney General's Office, the
scam appears to be based in
Turkey, with possible connec-
tions to Latvia and Russia.
Arkansas is working with fed-
eral authorities to investigate,
and has determined that so far
the scam has quickly spread
throughout the nation. While
reports of check sittings in Flori-
da, have surfaced, the Attorney
General's Office has not yet
received complaints from any
victims.


STA permits available from the FWC September 1


WEST PALM BEACH The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC)
announces that waterfowl
hunters can apply for their
Storm-water Treatment Area
(STA) permits at 10 a.m. EST,
Sept. 1. The free STA permits are
for waterfowl hunting in STA 1W,
STA 3/4, and STA 5, and are avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis through the Total Licensing
System.
To apply for a permit, hunters
must first obtain an application
worksheet at any FWC Regional


Office, or from the Web at
MyFWC.com/hunting
uota_hunt, to select desirable
dates and time periods. The'
hunter then applies at any tax
collector's office, or for a small
convenience fee, via the Internet
at MyFWC.com/license, or by
phone at (888) HUNT-FLORIDA
(486-8356). Permits are not avail-
able from license agents, such as
sporting goods stores or tackle
shops. Applications are not
accepted through the mail.
For the special September
duck season, individuals are lim-


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one quota permit per hunter per
area, choosing either a morning
or afternoon hunt. This means a
hunter is 'allowed one permit for
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'an adult. Each permit allows
access to the STA for up to two
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BELLE GLADE NATURE PARK

The City of Belle Glade's Utilities Departmeht will conduct
a public meeting regarding capital .improvement for the
Nature Park. The sole purpose of the meeting will be to
discuss a $200,000 application for a Florida Recreational
Development Assistance Program Grant that will finance
public outdoor recreation facilities at the park site. The
meeting will be conducted on the following day and date,
and at the following time and location:

Day: Monday
Date: August 29, 2005
Time: 5:00 p.m.
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Delight your doggie and pamper your pooch


Independent Newspapers/Mark Young
Billie-Jo Bunting and Ashley (Downtown) Brown file the nails
of Oso, owned by Julio and Carmen Sanchez who was a
recent client at Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital Pet Spa. Oso
had a bath, nail trim, specialized shampoo and conditioning
treatment, and a haircut. Oso was actually twice this size
before she had her hair done.

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Roxie, owned by Pete Wessel, gets the finishing touches on a
day at the Pet Spa. Roxie received the works, capped by some
designer doggie cologne and gets her favorite bandanna put
back on by Billie-Jo Bunting, Doc Savvy's newest employee.


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE If we
haven't actually done it we've
certainly wanted to. It's been a
long, hard week of working.
Hours spent staring at a comput-
er or sweating in the heat of the
Florida sun. White-knuckled
commutes, dodging incompe-
tent drivers bordering on the
realm of insanity, and trying to
talk your way out of an expensive
ticket after the typical summer
power outage killed your alarm
clock the night before, making
you late for work yet again.
The stress builds throughout
your body with the non-stop effi-
ciency of ancient Egyptian pyra-
mid builders. Little invisible
armies of workers pounding and
grinding away at your nerves
until your very existence on earth
becomes the very symbol of
stress.
Our minds wander to the last
vacation where we climbed
aboard our temple the mas-
sage table. Or perhaps it's just.
the last time we slipped onto our
throne at the local hair and nail
salon.
Wherever it is, it's just a place
where all of our needs are taken
care of and our only worry is
knowing that the experience
won't last forever. We are left
with a sense of sadness as we
venture back into the everyday
rat race, but also with a sense of
hope that one day, soon, we will
return to Shangri-La, if only for a
moment of peace.
It's simply a day at the "spa", a
once secret place of servitude
known only to women, but
quickly becoming known to men
who once considered the spa a'n
alien, hostile place controlled by
women armed with hot stones
and sharp tools. But men always
wondered what really happened
behind the closed, steamy doors.
Men have quickly broken, the
barrier and have discovered the
pleasures of pampering.
But now, the business of
pampering our pooches is
becoming equally popular and
specialty bakeries and groomers


are popping up with the regulari-
ty of Starbuck's Coffee shops
along a downtown street in Seat-
tle. But what can these pooch
pampering sessions entail? Just
ask Belle Glades' own Doctor
Noelle Savedoff, a.k.a. Doc
Savvy, a well-respected veteri-
narian in Belle Glade who offers
her infamous "Pet Spa" services
to coincide with several other
unique services such as Doggie
Daycare.
Doc Savvy understands that
releasing stress from the body
isn't just about the pleasures of
being pampered, but that the
therapeutic benefits of routine
spa services are immeasurable to
the health of both humans and
animals.
"Since I love going to the spa
myself, I wanted to create a spe-
cial treatment for my patients,
too," she said.
Doc Savvy said some of the
services offered at her pet spa
include a personalized bath and
conditioning treatment, nail trim,
nail file, ear cleaning, a squirt of
specialized doggie designer
cologne, "followed by a light spa
lunch," said Doc Savvy with her
trademark smile.
The regular clients of Doc
Savvy's Animal Hospital have
known about and used her serv-
ices for some time, because it's
offered as a courtesy service to
her regular clients, but that word
is spreading and the service is
being utilized just for the spa
experience itself. Doc Savvy gives
out certificates at her place of
business and offers them as
prizes on The Doc Savvy Vet
Show, which airs on 95.5 every
Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.:
It's a phenomenon that .is
sweeping the country, but while
terminology such as pampered
pooches and doggie daycare
may lead to somebody thinking
it's all about the dogs, Doc Savvy
deals with all sorts, of unique ani-
mals and her services are open
to them all.
But the treatment will also
depend on what the dog's need
may be, very much like a human
will require different treatments


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when they go to the spa.
"Not all animals get the same
treatment," she said. "We make
it a very personalized thing. If a
patient has dry skin, then they get
a certain shampoo treatment. If
the skin is oily, then they get a dif-
ferent shampoo treatment. But
they all get the nails done, their
ears cleaned, and the doggie
cologne."
Doc Savvy is a pioneer in pet
care and offers several unique
services not found anywhere
else. Her doggie daycare busi-
ness has become very popular
for pet owners who work and
would rather leave their beloved
pet in the care of a quality profes-,
sional than home alone, or out-
side to fend for themselves. Doc
Savvy and her entire staff have
been trained by the American
Red Cross for pet arid people
CPR and are qualified instructors
themselves.
Her attentive staff has gained
the praises of animals across the
Glades and, of course, their
owners who love to pick up their
fresh and fluffy loved ones. But a
day at the. spa and personalized
attention from Doc Savvy and her
staff begs the question, "Can
humans take advantage of your


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Glades Day
Gator Football:
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 (Del-
ray), 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 Acad-
emy (Miami), home, 7:30 p.m.
Lady Gator volleyball:
Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian, away, 6
p.m. District game
Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6 p.m.
District game
Sept. 9-10: Champions Tourna-
ment, away, TBA
Sept. 13: American Heritage (Del-
ray), home, 6 p.m. District game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian, home,
5p.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 4 p.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 schedule:
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, 4
p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 7: John I. Leonard Invitation-
al, away, 3 p.m.


Oct. 11: Benjamin meet, away, 4
p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home, TBA
Moore Haven ligh School
Terrier Football:'
Aug. 26: Lake Placid, home, 7:30
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,
away 4 p.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.
Lady Terrier volleyball:
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,
7 p.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.
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away, 1
p.m.
Oct. 6: Clewiston, home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Everglades City, home, 1
p.m.
Oct. 13: Heartland Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian, away, 7
p.m.

Pahokee
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 (homecoming),
home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away

Clewiston
High School
Editor's note: Football game
rescheduled: Due to the approaching
tropical storm, the Tiger season open-
ing football gafne has been resched-
uledtoAug. 25 at 7p.m.
Tiger Football:
Aug. 26: American Heritage,
home
Sept. 2: LaBelle, away
Sept. 9: Glades Day, away
Sept. 23: Glades Central, away
Sept. 30: Cardinal Newman,
home
Oct. 7: Bishop Verot, away
Oct. 14: Pope John Paul, away
Oct.,21: Inlet Grove, away
Oct. 28: St. Andrews, home
Nov. 4: Okeechobee, home
Lady Tiger volleyball:
Aug. 29: Dunbar, home, 6:30 p.m.


Sept. 1: Immokalee, away, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 7: Moore Haven, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 13: South Ft. Myers, away,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: Estero, home,.7:30 p.m.
Sept. 19: Riverdale, home, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 22: LaBelle, away, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Cypress Lake, away,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 28: Lemon Bay, home, 6:30
p.m.
Oct. 5: Riverdale, away, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Moore Haven, away, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 11: Imm.okalee, home, 7:30
p.m.
Oct. 12: LaBelle, home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 17-19: Districts at LaBelle
Tiger golf:
Aug. 25: Hosts Riverdale' and
Glades Day, 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 31: Hosts Dunbar, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Hosts LaBelle and Moore
Haven, 3:30 p.m..
Sept. 7: At Immokalee, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8: Away vs. Dunbar and
Mariner, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: At Okeechobee, 3:30
p.m.
Sept. 20: Away vs. Glades Day
and Community Christian, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 22: Away vs. LaBelle and
Lake Placid, 3:30 p.m.


Sept. 26: At Sebring Invitational,
all day
Sept. 27: Away vs. Riverdale and
Cypress Lake, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Away vs. Canterbury
and Ida Baker, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Hosts Moore Haven and
Okeechobee, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Hosts Immokalee and
Lake Placid, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 10-11: Districts, TBA
Tiger cross country:
Aug. 27: Tiger Trek, CMS, 7:30
a.m.
Aug. 30: Hosts LaBelle and
Glades Day, 4 p.m.
Sept. 6: At Cypress Lake, 4 p.m.
Sept. 10: Optimist Invitational, Ft.
Myers, 7:30 a.m.
Sept. 13: At RHS vs. Riverdale
and LaBelle, 4 p.m.
Sept.. 15: At Avon Park, 4 p.m.
Sept. 17: At Lemon Bay Invitation-
al, 8 a.m.


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Chip deluxe "First Goal Program


Freshman Class Officers


CLEWISTON This year,
Winn Dixie and Kellogg's are
teaming up with the American
Youth Soccer Organization to
sponsor the "First Goal Pro-
gram".
The program's goal is to
acknowledge each child's
accomplishments by providing
them a letter of acknowledge-
ment when they score their first
goal of the season in our
U/5,U6,/U/8,/U10 and U12 divi-
sions. Kellogg's is donating to
our section $25,000 in cash and
another $25,000 in products. The
money received from our spon-
sors will be used in our section
- it will assist with the training
of our section volunteers. Each
participating region will receive
$1,000 of that money to help
with the expenses of the league.
They are very grateful for the
support that Winn Dixie and Kel-
logg's are providing they are
giving us the opportunity in help-
ing to maintain and expand our
five AYSO Philosophies:
Open Registrations
S Everybody Plays


Good Sportsmanship
Positive Coaching
Balance Teams
Winn Dixie and Kellogg's had
, certain guidelines that each
region needed to follow in order
to receive the money and prod-
ucts.. One of them was to have
an "Opening Day Ceremonies",
Clewiston's AYSO Region 1267
had their "Opening Day Ceremo-
ny" Aug. 13, at the Clewiston
Sports Complex. The day was
very eventful. All that was
planned went on schedule.
First up was Brandon
Galarneau who played on his
electric guitar the "Star Spangle.
Banner" which was a great per-
formance.
Next, Keri Alford (head coach
of our U14,16 & U19 girls divi-
sion) made the introductions for
the "Opening Day Ceremony".
Debbie McCarthy (safety
director) went over the AYSO Kid
Zone Program & the city's Park
rules.
Heather Hess (coach admin-
istrator) and Rhonda Allen
(treasurer and head coach for


the U/8 division) introduced the
U/14,16,19 thru the U/6 divi-
sions.
This year, there is a new U/5
division which was introduced
by Matilda Casas who will that
division this year!
Jerry Poulette from Kellogg's,
which is also our Section's Super
Camp Director & also present
was Nemesio Caraballo, which
is our Section Referee Adminis-
trator. And most important of all
"Ernie the Elf" was present.
"Ernie the Elf" passed, out
chocolate chip cookies to all the
players and coaches.
AYSO Region 1267 -Clewis-
ton's "Opening Day Ceremony"
was a huge success, despite that
earlier in the week we had bad
weather.
The organization wishes to
thank the city of Clewiston, start-
ing with Mr. Bobby Jones and his
crew. They did a superb job on
all the fields that were used for
opening day. Keep up the good
work! Thank you!
Next, a thank you went out to
all of the board members and all


the volunteers that made the day
a huge success -- without their
dedication and hard work it
would have not been a success.
They are:
Steve Hess-Region 1267 -
Assistant Regional Commission-
er/U 10 Girls Head Coach
Debbie McCarthy Region
1267 Safety Director .
Heather Hess Region
1267 Coach Administrator
Rhoda Allen Region
1267-Treasurer/Head Coach of
the U/8 Division
Kathy Crawford Region
1267 Secretary
Keri Alford Region 1267-
U/14,16,19 Girls Head Coach
Angie Moore Region
1267- Child Volunteer Protection
Advocate
Arnold Moore Region
1267-Field Coordinator/U12 Girls
Head Coach
Brandon Galarneau
"Ernie the Elf" (you know
who you are!)


7-Eleven to reduce tobacco sales to minors


SuDmitteo to INI
From left to right,. Shameka Canty-Secretary, Alexis Price-
Vice President, Alison Brooks-Sponsor, Chelsey Brown-Pres-
ident and Adrienne Samples-Treasurer.


Come out and support the
Tigers and the Freshman Class.
The first "Homecoming
Fundraiser" will be "Pictures
with the Tigers!" The Tiger mas-
cots will be posing with children
at a later date to help raise


money for the production of the
2005 Homecoming Dance. Pic-
tures are from 5:30-7 p.m.,
before the Clewiston vs. Ameri-
can Heritage football game at
Cane Field (pictures are $10).


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today
announced an agreement with
7-Eleven, Inc. under which the
nation's largest seller of tobacco
products will implement new
procedures to reduce such sales
to minors at its 542 Florida
stores, and almost 5,000 outlets
in 40 other states and Washing-
ton, D.C.
.The 7-Eleven "Assurance of
Voluntary Compliance" (AVC) is
the fifth such agreement pro-
duced by an ongoing, multi-state
enforcement effort in which
Florida has participated. Previ-
ous agreements cover all Wal-
Mart and Walgreens stores and
i all gas stations and convenience
stores operating under -the
Exxon and BP brand names in
the participating states.
The agreement provides
measures to reduce sales of
tobacco products to minors by
the nation's top retail chain
(Wal-Mart), number one drug
store chain (Walgreens), largest
oil company (ExxonMobil) and


biggest retailer of tobacco prod-
ucts (7-Eleven).
"Those who legally sell tobac-
co products have an obligation
to keep those products out of the
hands of children," said Crist.
"This agreement is a positive
step in the right direction."
Launched in 2000, the multi-
state enforcement effort by a
group of 32 attorneys general
focuses on retailers with poor
records of selling tobacco prod-
ucts to minors. Undercover
inspections showed minors
were able to buy tobacco prod-
ucts at 7-Eleven stores in Florida
and other jurisdictions.
The enforcement program's
goal is to secure the companies'
agreement to take specific cor-
rective actions. The agreements
incorporate "best practices" to
reduce sales to minors, devel-
oped by the attorneys general in
consultation with researchers
and state and federal tobacco
.control officials.
The agreement announced
today requires that 7-Eleven do


the following at all company-
owned stores:
Check the ID of any person.
purchasing tobacco products
when the person appears to be
under the age of 27, and accept
only valid government-issued
photo ID as proof of age.
Prohibit self-service displays
of tobacco products, the use of
vending machines -to sell tobac-
co products, distribution of free
samples, sale of cigarette look-
alike products, and the sale of
smoking paraphernalia to
minors.
Hire an independent entity to
conduct random compliance
checks of 900 7-Eleven stores
annually in the participating
states.
Restrict in-store advertising of
tobacco products adjacent to
products popular with minors
and outdoor and outward-facing
advertising within 500 feet of
schools and playgrounds.
Train employees on state and
local laws and company policies
regarding tobacco sales to


minors, including explaining the
health-related reasons for laws
that restrict youth access to
tobacco.
7-Eleven will also take steps
to effect compliance by its fran-
chisees with the provisions of
the .agreement and state laws
concerning tobacco products.
The attorneys general have
long 'recognized that youth
access to tobacco products
ranks among the most serious
,public health problems. Studies
show more than 80 percent of
adult smokers begin smoking
before the age of 18. Research
indicates that every day in the
United States, more than 2,000
people under the age of 18 start
smoking and that one-third of
those persons ultimately will die
from a tobacco-related disease.
Young people are particularly
susceptible to the hazards of
tobacco, often showing signs of
addiction after smoking only a
few cigarettes.


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School Briefs

TownHa.ll meeting 6 to 9 p.m. at the Clewiston a this event.
Aren yo l ern a Youth Center. The informational
Are you concerned about the meeting will cover a range of Fiftieth reunion
average yearly progress (AYP) of topics including the legalities of planed
your child's school? Are you home education according to panned
aware of all the resources that Florida Statutes, responsibilities Clewiston High School's
are available to you and your of parents and school districts Class of 1956 is planning their
child, for example after school participating in home education 50th year class reunion next
tutorials? Do you know that your programs, how to establish a June. Tentative plans call for a
child can get the extra help they home education program and a brunch at Roland Martin's, Sat-
need? Do you know what is Q&Aformat. urday morning, June 24, 2006.
going on in the school system? If For information on the meet- There will be activities during
you answered no to any of the ing, please contact Regina the day and a dinner at the
above questions it is very impor- Hicks, District 9 Director for Country Club that night. The
tant that you attend this Town FPEA at (239) 770-8893 or Lori- Class of 1955 and the Class of
Hall meeting on Monday, Aug. fnaScheffler at (863) 228-2286. 1957 are also invited to join the
29 at 7 p.m. at Eastside Elemen-
tary School, being sponsored by Improvement celebration.
Commissioner Janet Taylor. plan meeting Cub Scout meetings
Orientation and Westside Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
informational meeting will be holding its first 2005- every Thursday in the Clewiston
2006 School Improvement Plan Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and
The Florida Parent-Educators meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at.7 has room for more members.
Association will be hosting a p.m. in the Westside Library. All Come check us out. Currently,
meeting for those interested in parents and interested commu- we are building go-carts. Par-
learning more about home edu- nity members are invited to ents are invited and encouraged
cation. The meeting will take attend. A schedule of future to come. Call Angie at the Youth
place on Monday, Aug. 29, from meeting dates will be discussed Center for more information.

Lunch Menu


Hendry County Schools
Primary lunch menu
Thursday, Aug.25
Chicken with yellow rice
California blend
Pears sliced
Dinner roll Homestyle
Friday, Aug. 26-
Cheese pizza
Peas and carrots
Tossed salad
Peaches
Monday, Aug. 29-
Manager's choice
Tuesday, Aug. 30-
Turkey breast .sliced
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
Peaches
Dinner roll Homestyle
Wednesday, Aug. 31-
Beef A Roni
Tossed salad
Pears diced
Roll wheat

Hendry County Schools
Secondary lunch menu
Thursday, Aug.25
Spaghetti
Tossed salad
Mix fruit
Cherry Jello
Roll wheat
Friday, Aug. 26
Breaded chicken


Yellow rice
Chicken gravy
Green beans
Peach cup
Biscuit
Monday, Aug. 29
Nachos with ground beef
Corn
Tossed salad
SPears sliced
Tuesday, Aug. 30


Corn dog nuggets
French fries '
Fresh vegetables
Ranch dressing
Peanut butter cookie
Wednesday, Aug. 31
Turkey sandwich
French fries
Lettuce and tomato
Banana
Chocolate Chip cookie.


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Lady Tigers face


the unknown


By Mark Young
Under the guidance of first-
year coach Dace Mazzei, the
Clewiston Lady Tigers volley-
ball team will face several
unknown factors as the begin-
ning of net season nears.
Coming off one of the best
seasons the program has seen
in years, expectations are still
high, despite the typical prob-
lems that tend to occur when a
coaching change is made.
Thrown into the equation is the
fact that coach Mazzei has
recently arrived from Ohio and
will have to face programs that
are virtually unknown.
But despite the many prob-
lems that face this year's net
squad, the Lady Tigers are
ready to take this season one
match at a time leading up to
the mid October district tourna-
ment and return plenty of expe-
rience from last year's success-
ful season.
Senior Miranda Waddell will
be a key figure in repeating that
success, as she will be looked
to for team leadership on the
court. Also returning are sen-
iors Brittani McNeil, Krystal
Walker, and Dynisha Thomas.
The Lady Tigers will fill the
court with plenty of experience
and the athleticism of freshman
Josie Boykin, who coach
Mazzei said could make an
impact for her squad this year,
as a young up and comer, as
well as sophomore Mary Heg-
ley whose sheer athletic skills
could earn her a starting spot.


But there is much to be done
before Clewiston's season
opener against Dunbar, at
home, with a game time sched-
uled for 6:30 p.m.
"We need a lot of improve-
ment in certain areas, but as a
team, we are working very well
together," said coach Mazzei. "I
haven't seen a lot of that extra
stuff that comes with this kind
of deal. They are all very sup-
portive of one another and I'm
seeing daily improvements
because they are all committed
to working hard."
The Lady Tigers are busy try-
:ing to perfect their offense, but
coach Mazzei is fairly
impressed with the passing
skills of her squad, which is the
key in launching a successful
offense. Only the start of the
season will gauge what
improvements the Lady Tigers
really need.
"We are very capable of
being a good team," said coach
Mazzei. "All we need to do is
pull all of these things we are
working on together and put to
the test what we've learned.
Right now it's hard to deter-
mine where we are at because
our test is-playing against our
JV team who is very young." ,
That first test will come Aug.
29 against Dunbar, but the Lady
Tigers are being realistic in
approaching the regular season
as something of a test period
for when it really counts come
mid October.


Pahokee tops Tigers in Kickoff Classic


By Bill Fabian
and Jeff Barwick
CLEWISTON The Pahokee
Blue Devils visited Cane Field on Fri-
day to face the Clewiston Tigers in
the Kickoff Classic and came out on
top, 21-0. The Blue Devils brought a
lot with them namely, the crown
as the reigning State Champion in
.Class 2B, a lot of talented athletes,
and a huge crowd.
When the game was called with
less than 30 seconds remaining due
to a technical problem with the sta-
dium lights, Pahokee had clearly
made the case that they have their
sights set on a repeat as state cham-
pion.
The Tigers, clearly hoping to
rebuild after last year's disappoint-
ing 3-5 campaign, showed some
bright spots in their defensive rush-
ing abilities but have work left in
most other phases.
For Pahokee, senior Quarter-
back Robert Love completed 7-of-
20 passes for 122 yards with sopho-
more wide receiver Martavious
Odoms catching five for 97 yards,
including a 39-yard touchdown
with only seconds left in the -first
half.
Love was impressive as a dual
passing and running threat, having
also scored a one-yard rushing
touchdown on third and goal
against a stacked Tiger defense
The Blue Devil rushing attack
was led by senior Anthony Atwell
with 75 yards on 15 attempts,
including a 15 yard touchdown run
with 34 seconds remaining in the
contest. Freshman Vincent Smith
also gained 62 yards on nine carries
for the Blue Devils.
The Pahokee offensive and
defensive lines also managed to
dominate the Tiger front. Led by a
young and very big front, the Paho-
kee defense managed to hurry the


IINI/BIII Fabian
Clewiston head coach Tommy Morrell led a Tiger squad look-
ing to rebuild after a disappointing 3-5 season last year.


Tiger offense throughout the game,
and allowed very little penetration
on the other side of the ball.
The Tigers had little offensive
success in the first half. Several big,
opportunities to take advantage of
great field position were lost to
interceptions and dropped passes.
The Blue Devils committed a big
turnover in the second quarter on a
fumble recovery by Tiger senior
Daniel Collins during a steamrolling
drive by the Pahokee offense. How-
ever, the Tigers failed to capitalize,
instead losing possession to an
interception by senior defensive
back Ricky Gary on a long gamble
of a pass on first and 10.
The Tigers did mount an offen-
sive drive in the third period, but ran
out of gas when they reached the
Blue Devil 19-yard line and turned


the .ball over on downs. That was
generally how the game went for
the Tigers, who exhibited shaky
play with several broken plays, and
dropped passes to open receivers.
Pahokee also showed some
signs of being a new squad, getting
off to a slow start during a scoreless
first half. In fact, the Tiger defense
managed to keep the game close
by holding Pahokee scoreless
through the first and third quarters.
The Tiger rushing defense put for-
ward a respectable performance
led by junior linebackers Carl
Whitehead (seven tackles) and
David Pope (five tackles) and senior
Nose Tackle 'Pedro Diaz (five tack-
les). The run defense had a strong
game, which could have made a
difference had the offense found its
footing against the physical Paho-


kee defense.
However, the Blue Devils ulti-
mately managed to control the
game, as they were able to keep the
offense on the field for long drives
throughout the game.
Clewiston's junior Tailback
Jamal Hubert'rushed for 82 yards
on 10 carries and senior Randi Scott
added 41 yards on eight attempts.
Tiger junior Quarterback Jared
Combass was unable to get Clewis-
ton's passing game going in the
face of a hard rushing defensive
front and the speedy Blue Devil
defensive secondary. Combass dis-
played considerable arm strength,
but could not consistently get the
ball within reach for the Tiger
receivers.
Clewiston Coach Tommy Mor-
rell, beginning his third season,
said, "Well, it's evident that we have
a lot of work to do before we are up
to an acceptable level for a Clewis-
ton team. We must improve our
line blocking, both rushing and'
pass protection, and our pass
defense has got to get tough. We
made too many mental errors
tonight."
The Tigers open the regular sea-
son Friday, Aug. 26, when Planta-
tion American Heritage visits Cane
Field in a non-district 2A match-up.
The Blue Devils will travel in
their season opener against Royal
Palm Beach on Friday.
Pahokee 0 14 0 7 21
Clewiston 0 0 0 0 0
Scoring:
2Q: Pahokee: Robert Love, 1
yard run, kick failed
Pahokee: Martavious Odoms,
39-yard pass from Robert Love; 2
point conversion:
Martavious Odoms, 3-yard pass
from Robert Love
4Q: Pahokee Anthony Atwell,
15-yard run; Kick Jose Rodriguez


Gators topple Rams in Kick Off Classic


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE The Glades
Day Gators treated their hometown
fans to a 40-13 victory during the
Aug. 19 Kick Off Classic with the
junior varsity and varsity clubs shar-
ing equal duty on the gridiron bat-
tlefield.
The JV squad received the call to
play the first half and walked away
with a 20-6 when behind the run-
ning of freshman upstart Brandon
Dean who accounted for all of the
Gator scoring. Dean put up the first
points of the game after breaking
loose for 30 yards of open real
estate in the Gators' first drive of the
game. The two-point conversion
attempt failed, but the Gators
jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead with
8:35 left in the first quarter.
The Rams would not answer
until early in the second quarter
when a Gator pass attempt slipped
out of the hands of the quarterback
and fell well short of his intended
target. A Ram defensive back
picked off the errant pass and
returned it 25 yards for the score,
but their two-point conversion also
failed, knotting up the game at 6-6
with 11:51 left in the second quar-
ter.
The Gators responded on the
ensuing kick off with Dean scam-
pering through the Ram special
teams unit for an 85-yard touch-
down return to put the Gators back
in front 12-6 after a second, two-
point attempt failed.
The 'Gator defense was relent-
less behind freshman linebacker
Hudson Hawkins whose hard-hit-


ting intensity fortified the middle,
stifling the Ram running attack.
Dean would put the icing on the
cake with a 45-yard touchdown run
late in the second quarter and Gator
quarterback Coleman Sample
connected with Clay Crissman for
the two-point conversion to seal
their 20-6 victory over the JV Rams.
The Rams conducted one last
desperation drive, but that drive
ended when Gator defensive back
Cody Davis picked off a Ram pass
to secure the Gator victory.
The clock and the scoreboard
were cleared for the two varsity
squads ho took over the second
half actionand alter exchanging
possessions to open the game, it
would be the Gators who would
strike first. If there was any doubt
that junior Gator quarterback. Josh
McGregor could resume a potent
Gator air attack, following the grad-
uation of their 1,800 yard passer
from year, ago, McGregor ensured
Gator fans that there is plenty of
excitement to come.
McGregor led a precision air
attack against the Ram secondary
with a 30-yard strike to Andrew
Boccanfuso and a 20-yard strike to
Ricky Reitz. Boccanfuso had also
hauled in a 26-yard touchdown
pass, but it was called back on a
penalty, McGregor hit Frank Lugo
on a nine-yard connection before
his 20-yard hook up to Reitz set the
ball up on the Ram one-yard line
and Lloyd Monds took care of the
rest with a one-yard plunge for the
score.
Dustin Anaya drilled the point


after attempt'and the Gators went
up 7-0 with 6:22 left in the third. The
Rams were determined to test their
own air campaign, but a Gator
defensive secondary would have
nothing of it and put the Rams out
after three plays on their ensuing
drive. The Gator offense went back
to work on their own 43-yard line,
but wouldn't stay there for long.
Ismael Ceniceros broke free for
34 yards to set up the Gators on the
John Carroll 21-yard line but back
to back penalties pushed the Gators
back to the 36, but that was no
problem for McGregor who subse-
quently connected with .Andrew
Joseph for a 36-yard strike. The
Gators went up 13-0 with 4:08 left in
'the third after a low snap forced
Joseph, who also holds for the kick-
er, to attempt a two-point try, which
ultimately failed.
Glades Day would strike again
early in the. fourth quarter when
McGregor picked off. a Kevin
O'Brien pass and returned it 17
yards to the Ram 33-yard line. Lugo
picked up 11 yards on the first play,
McGregor hit Travis Hendry for a
dozen yards on the second play,
and Lugo. punched it in from eight
yards out on the third play of the
short drive. Anaya drilled the point
after and the Gators claimed a 20-0
advantage with 11:38 left to play.
John Carroll took advantage of a
Gator fumble midway through the
final quarter and drove from their
38-yard line to pay dirt with O'Brien
connecting with Dave Lineburg
from nineyards out to cap the drive.
But with 2:37 left to play, the


Gators would run out the'dock to
secure the varsity 20-7 victory and
theoverall40-13win.
* "I saw a lot of good things
tonight," said Gator head coach
Craig Dobson. "We distributed the
ball to everybody on offense and
the defense played superbly; Our
offensive line locked on tonight and
punched alot of nice holes."
Coach Dobson was happy with
his squad's overall performance,
but expressed some concern in
secondary's pass coverage.
"I have some concern about our
pass defense," he. said. "And we
didn't get any sacks tonight and did-
n't really get a lot of pressure on the
quarterback: They threw the ball a
Slot tonight and when you throw
that many times, you are going to
have to some completions."
The Rams went to the air 23
times with O'Brien completing
eight passes with one TD and one
pick. Through a flurried air attack,
the Rams only mustered 43 yards of
passing.
McGregor had seven comple-
tions in a dozen attempts for 141
yards, had one TD pass, and one
interception for two quarters of
play.
The Gators will officially open
the season on the Road, Aug. 26, as-
they make the three and a half hour
trip to Eustis.
"They are saying that we can't
go up and their win," said coach
Dobson to his team after the game.
"I'm telling you that we aren't going
all theway up there to lose."


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Terriers struggle at Kick Off Classic; blanked by Brahmans


By Mark Young
It took all of 11 seconds for
the Okeechobee Brahmans to
score their first touchdown after
Moore Haven won the coin toss
but opted to defer to Okee-
chobee who gladly took the
opening kick 78 yards for the
score. Okeechobee's Rashad
Kelly hauled in the kick off at the
22-yard line, ducked and dodged
through a sea of black jerseys,
and was untouchable after find-
ing enough daylight to make it a
sprint to the goal line.
Moore Haven's Nathaniel
Sanders blocked the point after
attempt, but the, Brahmans
jumped out to a 6-0 lead with
11:49.1eft in the first quarter.
Sophomore Jerrell Smith
almost returned the favor after a
25-yard kick off return set up the
Terriers on Okeechobee's 35-
yard line, but the Brahman
defense set the early tone and sti-
fled the Terriers up front. Moore
Haven attempted to convert on a
fourth and four play, but came
up two yards short.
The, Brahman defense quickly
turned the ball over to their
offense who marched 73 yards
on a 3:12 drive, highlighted by a
59-yard run from Kenny Spencer
who eventually capped the drive
with a three-yard plunge. Moore
Haven's Jyles Langdale blocked
the kick, but the Brahmans
opened up a 12-0 lead with 6:20
left in the first.
Moore -Haven put together
their best drive of the day in
response with ,Smith and Barrett
Ringstaff providing much of the
work out of the backfield. After a
short kick, the Terriers marched
from their own '40-yard line all
the way to the Brahman 24.
A Moore Haven's Huggins
dropped back for his first pass
attempt of the game and found
Brahman linebacker .Codey
Storey instead, who subsequent-
ly took the interception 65 yards
in the other direction. A holding
penalty after the pick, brought
the ball back to the Terrier 49-
yard line and after driving to the
Terrier 10, returned the favor
with a fumble.


Irdepern.jent Newspapers,Mark Young


Moore Haven's Ronald Huggins puts a potential punt block-
er on his back, giving Barrett Ringstaff just enough time to
get the punt away during last Thursday's Kick Off Classic.


Terrier head coach Andy Ringstaff addresses players from
both Moore Haven and Okeechobee. following a joint post-
game gathering. Coach Ringstaff offered thanks to both
teams for their display of sportsmanship and class.


Moore Haven's Nathaniel
Sanders fell on the loose ball on
his own 10-yard line, but a
relentless Brahman defense
drove the Terriers back to their
own one, where they were
forced to punt. Okeechobee
resumed offensive operations on
the Moore Haven 34-yard line
and after two long runs from
Spencer and Kelly, Timmy


Williams capped the short drive
with a three-yard run.
Okeechobee took an 18-0
lead with 4:55 left in the first
after failing to complete a two-
point conversion attempt. Moore
Haven put the ball on the ground
on their next possession, allow-
ing the Brahmans to set up shop
on the Terrier 24-yard line.
Okeechobee responded


quickly to the opportunity with a
24-yard TD reception.
The Brahmans duplicated
their efforts in the second half,
following an exchange of
turnovers. Okeechobee's Rafe
Erwin recovered a fumble on
Moore Haven's opening second
half drive, but Moore Haven's
Ringstaff picked off a Conrad
pass.
Moore Haven drove to Okee-
chobee's 18-yard line where they
were halted on a fourth and
short conversion attempt by a
stubborn Brahman defense. The
Brahmans drove 82 yards, high-
lighted by a 64-yard run, and
capped the drive with a five-yard'
score and the two-point conver-
sion for a Brahman 34-0 lead
with 4:11 left to play in the third.
The Brahmahs would score
again to round out their 41-0 win
over the Terriers.
Moore Haven is looking to
improve upon their 3-6 record of
a year ago and the good news is
that Kick Off Classic doesn't
count, but the bad news is that
there is work to be done.
"We have a lot of work to do
on the offensive front," said
coach Ringstaff. "Our offensive
scheme is fine, but the execution
of the offense needs a lot of
work. We just have to step up
and get it done. Our younger
players have to step up and fill in
roles. We are asking them to
grow up fast."
Moore Haven's biggest chal-
lenge will be overcoming the
morale buster of a 41-0 loss, as
they look at a much-improved
Lake Placid team as their home
opener Aug. 26. The Dragons
concluded last season with a 1-9
record, but coach Ringstaff said
they will come to play when they
arrive to Terrier Field.
The Terriers have a solid
opportunity to open their season
with a strong statement, as they
play host to the first three games
of the years. They will face Lake
Placid, Frostproof, and Christian
out of Jacksonville as their first
three opponents. The three
squads have a combined record
of 9-21.
Lake Placid's only victory last


year came against the Terriers in
a 37-7 victory. The Terriers will
face some familiar district foes in
St. John Neumann and Evangeli-
cal, but adds Glades Day to their
district rivals this year. Moore
Haven defeated St. John last year
and lost to Evangelical.
Other familiar opponents
from last season include Ben-
jamin, who Moore Haven beat
44-14 and LaBelle who defeated
Moore Haven 42-13.
The Terriers averaged more
than 20 points a game last year,
but improvements on the offen-
sive line will be needed to put up
the kind of numbers Moore
Haven scored last year. The Terri-


er defense allowed more than 27
points per game and the ratio
obviously led to the 3-6 season a
year ago.
It's difficult to judge a 41-0
defeat at the hands of a larger
school like Okeechobee who is
now 4A compared to Moore
Haven's Class A status. District
competition will determine
where the Terriers truly stand
and they host two out of the
three district games. Shaking off
the 41-0 loss in the Kick Off Clas-
sic will also be a gut check for
the Terriers who have an oppor-
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Raiders prepare for their season opener


form as it has during the regular
season.


BELLE GLADE Raider ledd' Last year, the'Raiders went 10-
'Coach Willie-'Snead said it feels 0 heading into. the playoffs,
good to be at the helm of the defeating the Pahokee Blue Dev-
Glades Central football team, the ils, before losing in the playoffs.
coach having roots dug deep in The Devils eventually won the
Belle Glade. state championship title in their,
He remembers his own ascen- division.
sion in the football world, starting Coach Snead is no stranger to
with humble beginnings in Belle the Glades, having graduated
Glade and leading all the way to from Glades Central High School
the pros. With the opportunity to before moving on to college and
lead the Raiders this year, Coach then the pros, drafted by the Jets
Snead is taking all that he's and playing for the Houston Oil-
learned and applying it to the ers at one time.
young players now under his "Some of us here have been at
watch. the .highest level and we can
The coach says he is faced share that with our players," he
with guiding a young team this said. In fact, the coach said, some
year, with plenty of new faces. former Raiders still come back
Though wide-eyed and excited, from time to time to work with
the players have been applying the players, including, among
themselves in preparing for the others, Ray McDonald.
new season, the coach said, start- Though the team is young, the
ing practice as early as spring in coach notes the fact as one of the
anticipation of the fall. strengths of the football team, as,
As he heads into the new sea- players preparing for their first
son; Coach Snead is pushing one run in varsity display the hunger
thing more than anything else and the energy and the determi-
the fundamentals. The coach said nation that, the coach said, will
the Raiders in the past two years factor heavily in winning games.
have performed exceptionally, Already, the coaches are keep-
but, entering the playoffs, the ing a close eye on a few stand
team is sometimes unable to per- outs on the team, including jun-


ior running back Deonte Thomp-
son, quarterback Bryan: Mann
and -running.back Aston Samuels
- plad.rs the coaches feelcWill
play a pivotal role in the team's
success.
The coach fully realizes the
expectations that the community
has for the football team, and he
hopes to make the community
proud, but, at least during prac-
tice and among the head coach-
es, living up to expectations is not
heavy in the minds of staff, he
said. It all boils down to practic-
ing and focusing on the simple
fundamentals, coach Snead said.
Everything else, he believes, will
fall into place.
Of course, having a'good
coaching ,staff goes along way,
also, -coach Snead said. Of his
staff, he remarked, "They are just
outstanding. This is the' best
coaching staff I've ever had. They
are passionate and energetic and
we don't coach with our hands in
our pockets. It's a good situa-
tion."
Last week, the team prepared
to face off against Royal Palm
Beach and this week faces Palm
Beach Central High School.
Coach Snead said he expected to
do well in both games.


Coach Stephen Fields, a new
addition to the team this year, is
oplini-,itic. "These kids want to
b'e loved, coached," said Coach
Fields. "They're definitely
focused. The coaching staff does
not accept mediocrity."


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Lohmann takes gold at Junior Olympics


On Thursday, Aug. 4, Brianna
Lohmann, a gymnast at Royal
Gymnastics in Wellington and a
resident of Belle Glade, compet-
ed in New Orleans. at the Junior
Olympic Games with a gold
medal finish.
I Hundreds of gymnasts from
around the country traveled to
the Municipal Auditorium at the
edge of the French Quarter for
this national competition. By 7
a.m. the gymnasts were warm-
ing up and getting ready to com-
pete. Lohmann's first event was
the floor exercise, which she
completed with a score of 9.25.
The performance irritated an
old heel injury causing a notice-
Sable limp, but she decided to
continue to compete. She then
moved to the vault where she
scored an impressive 9.5. She
scored a 9.1 on the bars, her
third event, and she closed her
competition with a strong 9.6
routine on the beam.
At the awards ceremony, the
23 competitors in the 11-year old
Division had no idea how they
Placed in the events. The
v Ilt results were called first and
Lohmann was excited to hear
her name announced as the gold
medal score. She went on to
claim the silver medal on beam,


the bronze medal on- bars, and
6th place on floor. She finished
with a total score of 37.4, which
was the highest for her division
and allowed her to capture the
overall gold. She was admittedly
very excited about her accom-
plishment and commented,
"This is so cool! I guess hard


work really does pay off!"
Brianna is a sixth grader at
Glades Day School, and her
mother, Angee Lohmann,
grandmother, Frances Adams,
sisters Lizzee and Hana
Lohmann and friend Sara Lez-
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Committee
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revenue information nor did they
interview administration of the
hospital," said HRMC's Director of
Public Affairs and Human
Resources Rodney Larson. "No
successful audit of any business
can be effective without questions
being answered from administra-
tion."
U.S. Sugar argues the commit-
tee was intentionally selected
from a cross reference of commu-
nity members in order to have a
wide representation of viewpoints


readily available, while the hospi-
tal argues that since the commit-
tee was handpicked by U.S. Sugar,
their intentions were to represent
U.S. Sugar's motives all along.
Mr. Larson points out that three
of the members of the Blue Rib-
bon Committee are employees of
U.S. Sugar and that they refused to
sign a conflict of interest letter.
The committee is made up of
Derek Pridgen, U.S. Sugar contin-
uous improvement manager;
Brasington Beakley, fruit opera-
tions manager for Southern Gar-
dens, owned by U.S. Sugar; Brian
Cross, director of corporate bene-
fits for U.S. Sugar; Darren Smith, a


private real estate investor; Kevin
Hollinger, a controller for Hilliard
Brothers; and Steve Stinnett,
human resources director for the
Hendry County School District.
Only Mr. Cross has extensive
knowledge of health care, being
on the Glades General Hospital
Board.
The committee was, tasked by
U.S. Sugar to review all costs and
expenditures of the hospital and
present a report within 30 days,
while everyone involved in this
dispute admits that the process is
a complicated one that takes years
to understand.
"The mechanics of running a


small rural hospital is mind bog-
gling with red'tape and regulatory
pitfalls much less complicated by
trying to provide top grade service
while being covered with non
paying patients," said Mr. Larson.
U.S. Sugar Vice President
Robert Coker defends and com-
mends the committee's actions
and also understands that the cur-
rent conflicts are going to divide
this community.
"What you have is people that
have very different opinions," he
said. "It creates a lot of polariza-
tion in this small community and
that's what you got right now. You
have people that are taking sides


on an issue without looking at the
facts, based on personality. That's
the nature of a small town and
that's unfortunate."
Mr. Coker said that U.S. Sugar's
motives are pure and there will
come a day when some residents'
fury will ease.
"When you look back on this
in a year from now, it will be
clear that those that were able to
get beyond the issues of person-
ality and were actually able to
look at the substance of the
issues, they're going to be able to
say, '(U.S. Sugar) saved the hos-
pital.'"
There are still major points of


contention left between U.S.
Sugar and HRMC. The manage-
ment issue of whether Quorum is
a suitable company to lead HRMC
into the future, the alleged disap-
pearance of funds, bad debt solu-
tions, and the pros and cons.of
building a new hospital or leaving
Clewiston with just an emergency
room.
Underneath the primary issues
remains the fact that LaBelle. may
be looking at ways to build their
own hospital now that LaBelle is
paying the lion's share of the
taxes, following their growth spurt
that has that city growing faster
than Clewiston.


CAFTA
Continued From Page 1
these free trade agreements to the
American people;
Mr. Coker expressed some
hope that the narrow victory of
CAFTA is a sign that message is
occurring, but has to wonder how
long partisan politics will continue
to affect American producers.
State Representative Kathryn
Harris (R) has been a leading pro-
ponent of CAFTA, often repeating
President Bush's arguments that
opening up the market to Central
America is an act to ensure nation-
al security by helping to stabilize
the Central American Region. U.S.
Sugar asks at what cost.. Thus far
the cost has been 20 percent of
U.S. Sugar's overall production
lost.
A long-time key ally to Florida
producers has been Representa-
tivd Mark Foley (R-West Palm
Beach) who was quoted in the
New York Times as being ago-
nized over his decision in the
CAFTA vote. U.S. Sugar is, of
course, in Rep. Foley's district, and
is considered to be. among the
country's top producers of sugar.
As a member of the House
Leadership Committee, Mr. Foley
is responsible for lining up votes in
these matters. Mr. Foley ultimately
voted for the bill, even though he
opposed the bill due to the likeli-


Fees
Continued From Page 1
amount. The LaBelle commission
had favored phasing in those fees.
County Grants and Special Pro-
jects Director Ron Zimmerly
appeared at the LaBelle City Com-
mission meeting and also
responded to the cities' concerns
in writing.
Hendry County
The county has been wrestling
with implementing impact fees
since 2003, seeking input from
both cities. In fact, the county did
incorporate the trip methodology
suggested by the cities into the
final computation.
Commissioner Kevin
McCarthy shared concerns that in
addition to forcing development
to pay for growth, the suggested
fees would also impose a burden
on locals for instance, a long
time resident who builds a new
home would be subject to them.
He also felt the county should fos-
ter a more positive relationship
with the cities.
Commissioner McCarthy
favored the cities' view of imple-
menting impact fees beginning at
.50 percent, then phasing in larger
percentages over time. He felt it
would cost a little, but would
result in the benefit of unified fees
and improved relations with the
cities. Commissioner McCarthy
was concerned about the signal
the county might send to the cities


Dean

Continued From Page 1
The school board will interview
later this month for the LMS princi-
pal's position.
Ms. Kelly said she has no misgiv-
ings about leaving LMS because
she has so much confidence in the
current administration, including
Theresa Baker and Kevin Lutken-
haus. They are both "very commit-
ted" to continuing LMS' success,
she commented. Already this year,
administration has changed the
class schedule to a straight seven-
period day (no alternating days as
they were doing the past fewyears)
and have allowed more choices in
the dress code. So far, she said, stu-
dents and parents have responded
well.
This year there are also extra
requirements for students below
average in math and reading.
She is looking forward to her
new position, she said, and will
take her time and learn the ropes
from Dr. Berg. Once there, her
immediate goals will remain the
same as always: Provide the means
for optimum student achievement
and provide a safe, friendly environ-
ment.
Speaking from 11 years of expe-
rience, Dr. Berg said the duties of
the position include "everything
from taking out the trash to building
the new campus." Ms. Kelley will
also be responsible for scheduling,
recruiting students and professors,
testing, developing programs.
"Ms. Kelley has the leadership


hood of allowing higher sugar
imports.
According to a New York Times
report, published July 29, Presi-
dent Bush called Mr..Foley on the
night before the vote to "plead"
foi his vote and "that republican
leaders had already made it clear
they would punish the sugar
industry in the next farm bill if they
managed to defeat the trade pact."
Mr. Foley called, .the ensuing
evening a, "difficult, gut-wrench-
ing night. If the administration
thinks that the sugar industry
brought about the demise of this,
there would have been hell to pay
in the farm bill," Mr. Foley was
quoted as saying in the Times.
"This was somewhat of a survival,
of my constituents."
If political pressure is at the
heart of American policy, there is
legitimate concern in terms of the
upcoming free trade acts. Accord-
ing to Mr. Coker, there are as many
as 20 free trade agreements in the
works, with the next agreement
between the U.S. and South Africa
likely to be the next one to hit the
halls of Congress.
President Bush was quoted as
saying to Mr. Foley in the Wall
Street Journal, "Foley, I know this
is tough on you buddy," said Mr.
Foley as to the President's remarks
"I knowyou're a good friend and a
good soldier. Just help nme out on
this one." I
Helping out the administration


if, after seeing their input, the
county did not heed their advice.
Commissioner Bill Maddox
pointed out that "we're behind the
eight ball," adding that impact
fees are a "bitter pill" but one that
has to be taken. He also noted that
any plan to phase in impact fees at
a 'lesser percentage, is '"totally
impractical". Delaying impact fees-
for several years would only ren-
der it impossible for infrastructure
to catch up,with growth.
Commissioner Darrell Harris
agreed, saying that other counties
found it was a mistake to phase
impact fees in.
When the vote was taken,
Maddox made the motion to
approve the 100-percent struc-
ture, Commissioner Harris, sec-
onded, and Commissioner Janet
Taylor joined them to pass it.
Commissioners McCarthy and Bo
Pelham dissented.
The cities are not required to
set their impact fees at the same
rate as the county's, but they are
being urged to for the sake of unt,
formity. .,
Cities
At the LaBelle City Commis-
sion meeting, Mr. .Zimmerly
explained that impact fees cannot
be waived in areas like LaBelle's
downtown historic district and
Clewiston's CRA one of the
items both cities would have liked
to see in the ordinance. However,
they may be able to use a similar
mechanism as Collier County,
which pays the fee for qualified
target industries.


and budgeting skills, she just needs
to learn the procedures," Dr. Berg
added. 'Still, it's a big challenge,
learning all this.in a short span of
time, Dr. Berg said, as well as
"learning to deal with the special
needs of our students."


is what Mr. Foley ultimately did,
but for the sake of survival for the
sugar industry, according to earli-
er remarks.
Mr. Foley insists that the 2007
Farm, Bill will be the make or
break bill for U.S. Sugar producers
and that while CAFTA will not
help, it will not be the ultimate
killer of the industry.
Mr. Foley was quoted in the
Palm Beach Post as saying,
"CAFTA is not the problem. If (the
protections are) taken away in the
2007 Farm Bill, they will be com-
pletely open to any all sugar ... that
enters the market, and that would
be worse than CAFTA."
According to the Center for
Responsive Politics, Mr. Foley
received more than $56,000 from
the sugar industry during the 2004
election cycle. The Jupiter-based
Foley said he was more worried
about his future ability to help pre-
serve protections that limit foreign
sugar imports, but there are those
in the sugar industry who wonder
whether or not a slow death is bet-
ter than a quick death.
If CAFTA, NAFTA, and WTO
have already eliminated 20 per-
cent of U.S. Sugar's production,
how much will be cut through
future trade agreements that will
appear within the halls 'of Con-
gress eventually.
Much of that may or may not
be decided through the 2007 Farm
Bill, and while that bill may pro-


The Hendry County Enterprise
Zone may also offer one avenue
for mitigating some impact fees.
The zone is currently being
renewed for 10 years.
Once implemented, road
impact' fees collected would be
split between the county and city
of LaBelle (42 percent for the
county; 52 percent for the city of
LaBelle) and 50/50 between the
county and the city of Clewiston..
These .splits are based "on the
miles of collector and arterial
roads in each city and in the coun-
ty.
City of LaBelle commissioners
unanimously, approved imple-
menting the road impact fees and
educational impact fees at 100
percent, but look forward to
working with the county on any
unresolved issues.
The city of Clewiston remains
in favor of phasing in impact fees,
;according to City Clerk. Iva
Pittman.
Bottom line
At 100 percent of the proposed
figures, impact fees would
increase the cost of an average
single family detached home by
$2,490; attached housing unit
$1,526; multi-family unit $1,729;
mobile home $1,252. Rates for
businesses range from $478 for a
mini warehouse to $14,094 for a
fast food restaurant.
Educational impact fees are
also part of this initial vote.
The educational impact fee
schedule is as follows: $5,100.63
for a single-family house; Multi-


At this point, Ms. Kelley says she
foresees her biggest challenge will
be meeting the increased demand.
for services. The position at EC is a
career challenge that she feels has
the potential for personal as well as
communitygrowth.


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duce a level of comfort to the pro-
ducers, it may not be enough to
help American workers.
U.S. Sugar will not elaborate
on any plans for further workforce
reduction, but is investing a lot of
money, "many millions," accord-
ing to Mr. Coker, into expansion
and technology. The term,
"automation" has been tossed
around by some inside sources,
and that term raises concern to
how it will impact the local work-
force population, which has relied
on U.S. Sugar to support their fam-
ilies for generations. Automation
is often associated to the hear
death of the U.S. automobile
industry after tens of thousands
lost their jobs beginning in the
1980s.
CAFTA will not hurt everyone.
According to Mr. Foley wlho was
quoted in the Sun-Sentinal as say-
ing, "Most of Florida benefits from
CAFTA; the port in Ft. Lauderdale,
the shippers in Miami, the cargo
planes from South Florida, and, in
my district, a trucking firm in Mar-
tin County. My primary concern
has been the sugar industry.
While there are a lot of benefits
from CAFTA, there are some los-
ers."
All seven Florida Democrats
voted against CAFTA while 16 of
the 17 Florida republicans voted
for CAFTA. The one exception
was Representative Connie Mack,
from Ft. Myers.


family unit: $4,192.73; mobile
home in a mobile home park
$2,314.83. These impact fees also
passed with a vote of 4-1. Com-
missioner McCarthy was the lone
dissenter.
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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT

HENDRY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:

COURT RULING DID NOT "CLEAR" HOSPITAL

SUSPICIOUS LACK OF IMPORTANT RECORDS SHOWS
QUESTIONABLE MANAGEMENT

; The hospital's failure to keep detailed financial records makes it impossible to determine how the
taxpayers' $4.5 million a year is being spent.
U.S. Sugar filed a lawsuit demanding that public records, showing how taxpayer dollars are spent, be
made public.
The Judge ruled that, "THE COURT CAN T
:" ORDER THE HOSPITAl TO PRODUCT. DOCUMENTS
THAT DON'T EXIST, EVEN IF THEY SHOULD HAVE
EXISTED."
S The hospital admitted in court tha:
It doesn't have bids or appraisals for a $750,(000
r )real estate deal, (another sweetheart deal).
It doesn't keep detailed financial records and OIC
It doesn't know if it's making or losing money
in any individual department.
'- The hospital's largest vendor, Physical Therapy
SDynamics:
*. Is owned by the wife of the hospital board
chairman,
S Is paid more tian $400,000 a year,
S Possesses a no bid, automatic renewing contract
S and
Has its rent and overhead expenses paid for by
your tax dollars.

STHE BOTTOM LINE--
Tax dollars that should be used to improve our community's hospital and build new


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without having to go to court.

CALL YOUR ELECTED HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBERS |
Tell them you want this mess cleaned up and
quality healthcare restored to Hendry County.

HENDRY COUNTY HOSPITAL AUTHORITY
Miller Couse, Chairman Jack Neitzke Henry Spang
(863) 983-8304 (.863) 675-7058 (863) 675-2296
mcouse@fbclew.com calusajnG@srrato.nec leofish@calusa.com
Victor Blandford Doyle Turner
(863) 983-4555 (863) 983-2604
kuka@strato.net cecil@earthlink.ner
Mailing address: The Hendry County Hospital Authority
500 W. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston, FL 33440

Paid for by: U.S. Sugar Corporation, I 1 IPonce dc Lcon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440
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beautifully landscaped .25 acre lot uhder the $40,000.
prestigious oaks of LaBelle. Home is well THREE LOTS ADJOINING each other in
maintained with updated appliances and a Port LaBelle. Asking $47,000 each.
new roof. Asking $135,000. LOTS AVAILABLE IN HIGHLANDS
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* $275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
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* $195,000 2BD/2BA mobile home in Pioneer $46,9L ~ie t~j on
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* $ Ds i 5 acres $35,000 1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
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* $160,000 4BD/2BA mobile home with fire- $33,ga,, ,, M estle
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Auto Salvage yard. belt.
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* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of $59,900 -.23+/- acre. Great lot to build a home
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* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre. $55,900- CoriSOIa l.L lot .34+/- acre.
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* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and Port LaBelle.
shed. $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available
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* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
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* Pretty wooded 1.25 acres in Montura
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* 1.25+/- acre in Montura $34,900.


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* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
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* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
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* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
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plight of Panhandle farmers


GAINESVILLE State Execu-
tive Director Kevin Kelley urged
farmers and ranchers to sign-up
for the Crop Disaster Program
(CDP) and Livestock Assistance
Program (LAP) in advance of the
approaching deadline.
"These programs have
helped thousands of producers
recover from the devastating
effects of severe weather in
counties that have received a
Presidential disaster declara-
tion," said Kelley. "I encourage
all eligible farmers and ranchers
to enroll in these programs now
before the sign-up, periods close
in order to participate and
receive this valuable assistance."
For the CDP 2003 and 2004,
the sign-up deadline is Sept. 9,
2005. For the CDP 2005, the
enrollment period ends Dec. 16,
2005. The CDP provides assis-
tance to producers who suffered


2003, 2004 or 2005-crop losses
as the result of damaging weath-
er or related conditions. The
2005 crop losses are limited to
those losses caused by a hurri-
cane season in counties that had
a Presidential disaster declara-
tion. Nearly $2 billion has been
paid to producers since sign-up
began in mid-March 2005.
Producers can receive disas-
ter benefits for crop losses for
only one of the 2003, 2004 or
2005 crop years. However, if a
producer has been paid a CDP
payment for a 2003 or 2004 crop
loss and is subsequently
approved for a CDP payment for
a greater 2005 crop loss, the
amount of the 2003 dr 2004 pay-
ment will be deducted from the
2005 payment and the difference
will be paid to the producer.
The sign-up period for LAP
2003 and 2004 ends Sept. 9,


2005. The LAP provides pay-
ments to livestock producers for
grazing losses that occurred in
2003 or 2004 if the producers'
grazing lands are in counties
declared primary disaster areas
under Presidential or Secretarial
declarations. Livestock produc-
ers in contiguous counties are
not eligible. Payments to produc-
ers enrolled in LAP are expected
to begin in late summer.
USDA has also made other
programs available to assist
farmers and ranchers, including
the Emergency Conservation
Program, Federal Crop Insur-
ance, Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program and emer-
gency loans.
USDA's Web site, http://disas-
ter.fsa.usda.gov/, provides pro-
ducers with one convenient
location for details on new and
existing disaster assistance.


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau. is urging the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture to help resi-
dents of the Florida Panhandle
who are still suffering from dam-
age to crops and infrastructure
resulting from Hurricane Dennis,
which made early-season landfall
July 10,2005.
Farmsteads in Santa Rosa,
Okaloosa, Escambia and Franklin
Counties bore the brunt of the
storm and farmers there are,
struggling to repair and rebuild
structures as the harvest season
draws near.
"Emergency funding from
USDA is critical," said Florida
Farm Bureau President Carl B.
Loop Jr. in a letter to USDA Secre-
tary Mike Johanns. "It is my
understanding that over $40 mil-
lion of the previously allocated
Section 32 hurricane disaster
-funds for Florida remains after all
other hurricane damage claims


have been settled from 2004. I am
hopeful that you will consider
using a portion of this remaining
allocation to fund this request."
Loop said Florida Farm
Bureau, the state's largest general
interest agricultural organization,
is emphasizing the plight of West
Florida farmers. Santa Rosa
County was the hardest hit in
Florida with farmers losing about
half of the cotton crop and virtual-
ly all of the of bean, corn and pea
crops. Santa Rosa also lost an esti-
mated 40 percent of pine trees
planted under the USDA's Conser-
vation Reserve Program.
Okaloosa and Escambia Counties
lost 25-40 percent of the cotton
crop. Other crops were also dam-
aged, awas the oyster industry
in coastal communities, particu-
larly in Franklin County.
On July 25,2005 those counties
were declared federal disaster
areas, along with Bay, Calhoun,


Gadsden, Gulf, Hernando,
Holmes, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon,
Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla
and Washington Counties.
Florida Farm Bureau wants
USDA and other government agen-
cies to keep focused on the fact that
the effects of Hurricane Dennis are
still being felt, said Loop.
"I appreciate any assistance
you can provide to further allevi-
ate the pain being felt by the farm
families impacted by Hurricane
Dennis," he told Johanns.
Loop praised USDAs immedi-
ate response in the wake of Den-
nis. The USDAs Food and Nutri-
tion Service procured USDA food
commodities for mass feeding in
shelters and worked in partner-
ship with nonprofit agencies
including the Red Cross and Salva-
tion Army. Local USDA offices also
obtained formula, food and water
specifically for feeding infants in
* the Florida hurricane shelters.


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GAINESVILLE To help edu-
cate health care professionals
about the importance of folic acid
in women's diets, the March of
Dimes Florida Chapter has award-
ed a $49,400 grant to the Universi-
ty of Florida.
The funds are being used by
the Florida Folic Acid Coalition,
based in UF's food science and
human nutrition department, to
encourage women to take 400
micrograms of the vitamin every
day to help reduce their risk of
having a baby with serious birth
defects of the brain and spine,
also known as neural tube
defects.
Gail Rampersaud, a registered
dietitian and assistant in nutrition
research and education at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, said an estimated 50 to
70 percent of neural tube defects
could be prevented if all women
of childbearing age took folic acid


every day. She said research
shows the vitamin may also
reduce the risk of other types of
birth defects, including defects of
the heart, face and limbs.
Despite ongoing education
efforts, less than one-half of
women age 18 to 45 years in the
United States and Florida take
folic acid on a daily basis. Ram-
persaud said healthcare providers
are a vital link in helping promote
folic acid awareness and use
among women in Florida.
"However, a survey of health-
care professionals in Florida
found that less than two-thirds of
pediatricians and family physi-
cians in Florida knew the specific
folic acid recommendations, and
one-half or fewer recommended
folic acid to their female patients
of childbearing age all or most of
the time," she said. "These data
indicate a need for ongoing and
continued education of health-


care providers regarding folic acid
health benefits and recommenda-
tions."
With the help of the March of
Dimes grant, existing folic acid
educational materials will be
updated and training will be con-
ducted at healthcare sites in Flori-
da. Rampersaud said the coalition
will also develop a Web-based
training module on its Web site
http://www.FolicAcidNow.net.
Other educational activities
include staffing exhibit booths at
healthcare provider meetings in
Florida to distribute materials,
producing and distributing folic
acid newsletters to healthcare
providers in Florida, and distribut-
ing folic acid "starter kits" to
healthcare providers for their
patients.
Rampersaud said the starter
kits include multivitamins with
folic acid along with other folic
acid-themed items. The effort is


being coordinated with the
statewide VitaGrant project
(http://www.doh.state.fl.us/fami-
ly/mch/vg/vg.html), a three-year
program spearheaded by the
Florida Department of Health and
March of Dimes Florida Chapter
to distribute 450,000 bottles of
free multivitamins containing
folic acid to underserved women
in Florida.
"Almost 50 percent of the preg-
nancies in the United States are
unplanned, so women need to
take folic acid every day," Ram-
persaud said. "Women can readi-
ly meet folic acid intake recom-
mendations by taking a
multivitaminwith folic acid or eat-
ing folic acid-fortified grain foods.
Women also should eat foods
containing the natural form of
folic acid called food folate -
including orange juice, dark green
leafy vegetables, legumes such as
dried beans and peas, and straw-


berries."
Since 1998, the Food and Drug
Administration has required the
addition of folic acid to enriched
cereal grain products such as
breads, cereals, flours, pastas, rice
and other grain products. Accord-
ing to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, fortifica-
tion has helped reduce the rates
of neural tube defects by approxi-
mately 26 percent.
This grant-funded project will
be overseen by Rampersaud and
Gail Kauwell, a professor in the
UF food science and human nutri-
tion department and folate
researcher. Kauwell said about
3,000 babies in the United States,
including 97 babies in Florida, are
born each year with a neural tube
defect, resulting in substantial
emotional and financial impacts
on affected families. Although
many women are aware of folic
acid, less than half take a multivit-


amin containing folic acid every
day.,
"Taking a multivitamin with
400 micrograms of folic acid
every day is such a simple thing
for women to do to increase the
chances that they'll have a
healthy baby someday," she said.
"Emerging research shows that
folic acid may help reduce the risk
of chronic diseases such as heart
disease and some cancers. So the
benefits of getting enough folic
acid every day extend beyond
those associated with neural tube
defect risk reduction," Kauwell
said.
The coalition works closely
with the National Council on Folic
Acid in Alexandria, Va. Other
coalition members include the
Florida Department of Health, the
March of Dimes Florida Chapter,
the Florida Birth Defects Registry
and the University of South Flori-
da Birth Defects Center.


Consumers are going


to receive $5.6 million


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that Florida consumers will receive
$5.6 million from a settlement with
Fast Payday Loans, formerly
known as Florida Auto Loans,
relating to allegations that the com-
pany forced borrowers to buy trav-
el club memberships in order to
obtain title loans.
The company agreed to pay up
that amount in restitution and debt
forgiveness, stemming from activi-
ties that claimed 37,000 victims in
Florida..
With 43 retail outlets across the
state, FloridaAuto Loans sold travel
club memberships offered by
Nation Safe Drivers, Inc., to more
than 37,000 consumers between
January 2001 and May 2004. In
many cases, Florida Auto Loans
forced customers to add $200 to
$900 travel club memberships to
the price of a title loan. Victims are
receiving a mailer from Direct Mail
Express, a company hired to con-
tact,the 37,000 victims in this case.
"Companies must deal fairly
with our citizens, especially when,
those, citizens come, to them in
need," said Crist. "For a company
to tack on unwanted travel club


memberships adds insult to injury.
Florida Auto Loans duped Florida
consumers, and now the company
must pay for it."
Florida Auto Loans has agreed
to pay up to $3.5 million in restitu-
tion and to forgive more than $2.1
million' of outstanding consumer
debt. Consumers may be able to
receive up to 100 percent of their
money back, depending on the
number of consumers who seek
restitution from the settlement
fund. Under the settlement, the
company will not sell any products
or services in conjunction with
payday loans without permission
from state regulators.
The attorney general's investi-
gation into the company's con-
sumer lending practices was
opened in November 2003 at the
request of the state Office of Finan-
cial Regulation.
Floridians who obtained a title
loan from Florida Auto Loans
between January 2001 and May
'-2004 may be eligible for restitution
fol\sums paid for a Nation Safe Dri-
vers travel club membership. Con-
sumtrs with additional questions
should call the company toll-free at
(800) 922-8803.


Roadwatch update for around the lake


Motorists are reminded to
drive with caution, courtesy,
common sense, and patience
as they travel through work
zones.
Glades County
SR 78: From, Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6
miles)-: Construction project -
The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement, widening two
section of roadway, construct-
ing paved shoulders, drainage
improvements, and guardrail
installation. Motorists should
expect a flagging operation
with a single lane for paving
and shoulder construction. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to
Charley Close Road: Mainte-
nance project Motorists
should expect no lane closures
but possible delays and slow
moving traffic while crews
work on cleaning the ditches 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 proj-
ect 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
replacing lighting on the
bridge. No lane closures are
anticipated, but possible slow
moving traffic.
US 27: In the City of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project -
Crews will be working on
sweeping the roadway. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
possible slow moving traffic.
US 17: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project -
The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement and modifying
the US 27/SR 29 intersection
median. Motorists should
expect 'one lane to be closed
for paving operations. Speed


limit is reduced in the work
zone. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
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 29: In the City of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews
will be working on sweeping
the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: In the City of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews
will be working on sweeping
the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
SR.80: At the intersection of.
SR 80 and US 27: Maintenance,
project Crews will be repair-
ing and replacing lighting on
the bridge. No lane closures are
anticipated, but possible slow
moving traffic.
US 27: In the city of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance 'project -
Crews will be working on


sweeping the roadway. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
possible slow moving traffic.
Okeechobee
SR 70: From W. of US 98 to
W. of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane
roadway to four lanes with a
center dual left turn lane. The
work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and
street lighting. Work currently
includes storm pipe installation
and roadway construction at
various locations 'throughout
the project. The contractor is
Russell, Engineering. Project
completion date: Winter 2006.
US 441: From the CSX rail-
road crossing to north of Ceme-
tery Road (2.1 miles): .Con-
struction project Work has
been completed to four-lane
the roadway. The roadway
improvements consisted of
widening and reconstructing
the roadway with drainage
improvements, signals, and
street lighting. The contractor
was APAC-Southeast. /


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Immediate Openings

WASTE WATER PLANT LABORER
High School Diploma or GED required.
Valid Florida Drivers License required.
General maintenance work with weed eater &
mower. Also operate backhoe, tractor, etc.
as directed by plant supervisor.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR


Public Works Dept. High School diploma or
GED required with 2 to 3 years of heavy equipment
experience. Routinely operates backhoe/grader,
interstate mower and other heavy equipment.
UTILITY DEPT. GROUNDMAN
High School Diploma or GED required.
Provides functional support for construction and
maintaining electric distribution system.
Must have valid Florida Driver's License and
good driving record and be able to obtain a
Class B CDL within 90 days.
These are full time positions
with benefit packages. Job description and
applications are available at City Hall,
Marilyn McCorvey, Human Resources,
115W. Ventura Ave. Positions opened 'til filled.
EOE/DFWP
!


ELECTRICIAN PROCESSING
Southern Gardens has immediate need
for an experienced electrician.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent plus Trade
School or .4 years of related work experience. Familiar with
principles of motor controls, process control circuits, electri-
cal schematic reading and NEC. Troubleshooting high volt-
age, three phase wiring, process control circuits and PLC's
with minimal supervision.
Bonus, 401 K, Benefits, Health and Dental
insurance, and Overtime.
Contact: HR Dept. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com


ESTABLISHED FIRM
SEEKING:
SURVEY & MAPPING
CREW CHIEF
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


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


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.
theroyalcompanies.com
mailto:dcroyal(theroyalcompanies.com


DEMONSTRATORS NEEDED
$9-$10 per hour, work 2-3
days per week, Fri-Sun.
Demo products, local stores,
Call (877)833-0001, Please.
leave name, phone number
& city you live in.
PIANO TEACHER
for aspiring musician. Please
call Debbie (863)517-0889
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


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Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun

ADSERICES


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

*Be a self-managed individual
Have an out going personality
*Be able to handle pressure
*Be able to handle different duties
*Have clerical skills
*Reliable transportation
Knowledge in computer programs:
Microsoft Word
Excel
*Adobe Photoshop a plus
Quark Xpress a plus
Our Company offers:
*Potential for advancement
*A unique work environment
where employees are trusted
and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
*401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
Clewiston News, Glades County Derocrat and The Sun
Are An Equal Opportunity Enployer


Email-Resume-to:
southlakeads* o riewszap-com
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BOOKKEEPER
South Bay commercial real estate and property
management company is seeking an experi-
enced bookkeeper for their accounting depart-
ment. The successful candidate will handle:
* General Ledger
* Accounts Payable
* Accounts Receivable
* Account Reconciliations
* Other General bookkeeping duties
The successful candidate will have at least seven
years of solid bookkeeping experience with pref-
erably Yardi, Great Plains or Quick books. Expe-
rience in the commercial real estate industry is
desirable. The company offers a great working
environment, competitive salary and full benefits
package.
* Full medical and dental for employees after 90
days.
* Sick and personal days paid after 90 days.
* Two weeks vacation after one year.
the royalcompanies.com
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
The City of Moore Haven is accepting applications for
Accounts Payable Clerk/Secretary. Job description
and application can be picked up at City Hall, 299
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, Florida 33471. Appli-
cations will be accepted through September 2, 2005.
Contact Maxine Brantley, City Clerk at 863-946-0711
for more information.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT WORKER
The City of Moore Haven is accepting applications for a
Physical Environment Worker. Job description and
applications can be picked.up at City Hall, 299 River-
side Drive, Moore Haven Florida, 33471. Applications
will be accepted through September 2, 2005. Contact
Mike Jones at 863-946-0909 for more information.


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Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
NEXT CLASS : AUG 22ND
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*Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school,-new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
A CASH COW! 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ YOU OK
LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
NESS -$10,670 HURRY!
(800)836-3464 #802428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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OPPORTUNITY MEETING!!!
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July 7th @ 7:00 PRM.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
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TURN A ONETIME $199'5 IN-
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(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
****$500-$100,000+ +
FREE CASH GRANTS! 2005!
NEVER REPAY! Person-
al/Medical Bills, School,
New Business-Home. As
seen on T.V. NO CREDIT
CHECK! Live Operators!
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OF DEBT FAST. ONE LOW
MONTHLY PAYMENT. CUT
INTEREST. STOP HARASS-
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(800)881-5353 x 17.


Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow withP

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

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

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

Email your resume to:.
jkasten@strato.net


The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLERK (P/T)
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
-Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer

SENIOR CONNECTIONS OF SW FL, INC.

CASE MANAGER AIDE/DATE ENTRY CLERKS
Needed F/T for our LaBelle office and Moore
Haven office. H.S. diploma or GED, and a clean
Florida driver's license are required. Computer ex-
perience and bilingual preferred. This position in-
cludes health insurance benefits, retirement plan,.
paid vacation and sick leave and holidays.

ON-CALL DRIVER
Needed mornings only for elder dining site
in Buckhead Ridge.

ON-CALL PERSONAL CARE AIDES
Needed at our Moore Haven Location.

Applications accepted at Senior Connections of
SW FL, Inc., M-F, 8-5 in La Belle at 475. E. Cow-
boy Way or in Moore Haven at 501 First Street
'NW. Call the office nearest you for more info
about job openings in your area. LaBelle:
675-1446, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We are an
E.O.E. All positions open until filled.


TKM-Bengard Farms, LLC
and Cypress Cooling, LLC
are now hiring experienced individuals
for the following positions:
* Licensed CDL Drivers for Busses and Trucks
for Farm Operations
* Forklift Drivers / Loaders for Cooler Operation
* Vacuum Tube Operators for Cooler Operation
* Shipping / Receiving Clerks for
Cooler Operation
Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430
(561) 996-1980


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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The Royal Companies is currently seeking a Prop,
erty & Leasing Manager with experience manag-
ing retail buildings. As a new position, duties
would include, but are not limited to, monitoring
and maintaining building systems, vendor con-
tracts, tenant relations and profit and loss re-
sponsibilities. Site visits, attendance at weekly
and monthly meetings and some Saturday work
and occasional late evenings will be required.
The ideal candidate must have a minimum of
5-10 years-related Property & Leasing Manage-
ment experience, with the ability to maintain The
Royal Companies high standards in account re-
ceivables, tenant communications and visita-
tions. Excellent communication skills and good
computer skills required. We offer between
$45-55K, fully paid health and dental coverage
after 90 days and, two weeks vacation after one
* year.
theroyalcompanies.com
mailto:dcroyal(a)theroyalcompanies.com


THE CITY OF PAHOKEE is accepting ap-
plications for a Clerk for the Public
Works Department. The applicant must
possess a High School Diploma. Be able
to type 35 wpm. Must have working
knowledge of office equipment and pro-
cedures; possess good written oral com-
munication skills and organizational
abilities. Must have reliable transporta-
tion. Applications may be attained from
the Human Resource Office at the City of
Pahokee, 171 N. Lake Avenue, Pahokee,
FL. EEO.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
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.ki2.fl.us
Your new car could be in.
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

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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.
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal
Defense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies *Domestic Vio-
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI
*Traffic *Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets,.Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 73Q
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
.heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.

TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
never been used. $1200
(863)467-7101


DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition. $45.
(863)983-1848

ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
1940 With chain, holds 2
pictures. $25
(863)983-1848


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STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/,alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375
(573)547-7637/517-2577


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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 '
RAILROAD TRUSSES- (5)
asking $100 will sell separ-
ate. 863-610-0575


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CRIB 3 n 1, light beige $70
(772)597-0650
PLAY SETS (2) 1 compete
kitchen,' 1 beauty shop sta-
tion. $20 for both
(863)467-2112


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


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


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Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection& $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943


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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.
PC WEB CAM- Can be used
with Window XP & perfect
for AOL $10 (863)763-3963


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HOPE HOSPICE


HIM/Team Assistant Clewiston


Full time, computer experience required, background in
Medical Records desired. Experience in payroll processing
helpful. Must have strong interpersonal, organizational, and
communication skills with proven accuracy. Hope Hospice
providesexcellent 100% Company Paid-Benefits including
health, Dental, Life, and Disability Income Insurance and an
excellent Retirement Plan! You can also accrue up to 26 Paid
Days Off per year and qualify for $2500 in
Educational Assistance too!


Complete an application at:
HOPE HOSPICE
100 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440
or Fax resume and cover letter indicating job preference to:
239-454-1671 EOE
www.hopehospice.ora/Careers.htm
Druo Free


The GEO Group, Inc.


RN'S & LPN'S
NEEDED


The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.
We offer: Top Pay, Medical, Dental, Short term
disability, 401 K, Paid vacation & Holidays and
Life Insurance


PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIALIST
Mental health Masters degree required. 4 day
week, salary 35K + comprehensive benefit pack-
age. Supervision for licensure provided.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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S ,L. MEDICAL CENTER
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PhleboLomist (Per Diem $1 1 .25/Hr1
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Full lime- Radlologic Technologilst/ammographer
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Full time- Insurance Bller
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Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
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BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile,
asking $100.
(863)763-1884. ,
CROSLEY STOVE- Apartment
Size, Electric, New Paid
$325. asking $275
(863)357-2233-
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent
shape, free delivery, only
$75. Call 863-675-8937.
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand new, still in box,
$75 (863)467-2112
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire,
side by side, ice on door,
7yrs old, $300 neg.
(863)674-0677,.
REFRIGERATOR- Gibson,
runs great, $150.
863-610-0575
WASHER & DRYER- White
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old,
$200 or best offer.
(863)674-0677.
WASHER (1) DRYER (2)-
$200 takes all.
(863)261-2846
WASHING MACHINE Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
$150 (863)801-1836
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call'
Cathy 863-697-1123



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SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
(863)467-5756.






STEEL BLDGS. SUMMER
BLOWOUT! 24x24 $3,850.
.36x40 $6,090. 48x90
$13,890. Must Sell! Call Bob
(800)863-9128.


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PRINTER HP Disk Jet 612 C
& HP ScanJet 3300C $100
for both, will separate
(772)597-0650


Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg..(863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
LPARTY CART seats 4 peo-
ple, 1 dog & plenty of cool-
ers, 36v charger, $900
(863)697-2033


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BROWNING BAR- Automatic
rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide
field scoop. $500.
(863)902-0381
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. (history,
gun smithing, ballistics) like
new $450 863-697-2033
REMINGTON 1100- Automatic
shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke
barrel & synthetic stock.
$250. (863)902-0381
REMMINGTON FIELDMASTER
pump .22 cal Model 121,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER MINI 14 .223 cal.,
Like new, with extras,
$350/neg. 239-246-6444.
RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge,
Over/under, sporting clay
30" ported barrels, Extra
choke $1200 863-763-8169.


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PILATES EXERCISE BOARD
- great for strength training.
$100. (863)697-3090
SPORTSCRAFT TX 350 -
treadmill, $200
(863)634-0517 -
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


HAMMOCK SWING- Brand
new, Never used. $55.
(863)357-0125


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ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOUII BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
. FREE
(800)843-9199 24 HOURS A
DAY TO SEE IF YOU QUALI-
FY.
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350
(863)801-4949
RECLINER, LIFT CHAIR, Elec-
tric. Asking $150 or best
offer. (863)467-9892.


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CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Blue mini lights, balls & tree
skirt. $35. for all
(863)467-8050
COKE MACHINE; $200.
S863)228-0127 for more In-
ormation.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assistance.
Computer & Financial aid if
qualify. (866)858-2121
www.onlinetidewater-
tech.com.
PLASTIC BUCKETS W/LIDS-
5 gallon, $25 for all, will sell
separate (863)763-5422.


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BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749


BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved-legs, very sturdy, $500
(863)467-7659.
BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
$1200 neg.(863)824-0884
BUNK BEDS with matching
Sdesks, 2 solid wood, $300.
Call (863)673-0920 or
863-675-9243.
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
Drawers. Pine? $35.
(561)685-9923
CHEST OF DRAWERS- small,
3 drawers, $30.
(863)467-9892.
COMPUTER DESK wooden,
medium size, $50
(863)634-0526
COMPUTER DESK- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
(863)
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Blue,
Good condition. $200 or best
offer. (561)685-9923
COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Floral pastel. $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
DINING ROOM TABLE- 6 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion $600. (863)357-1175
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
DR SUITE- Ashley, Oak, round
table, no leaf, 4 chairs, $200
or best -offer.
(863)7.63-5186.
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate hold-
ers $180 or best offer
(863)634-0517
FURNITURE Living room set,
Dining room set & Bedroom
set $1000 for all orwill sep.
(863)467-2910
Wine Rack, 31x78, 4 shelves,
black metal & oak counter,
$25. (863)674-0898


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BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
mo. House dog. Needs
fenced area. Loves people.
$250.'(863)357-1945 *
BULLDOG Female, 16 mos
old, brindle. Red & black w/
white on nose. Beautiful &
sweet. $400 239-494-7042
DOG KENNEL- chain link,
6x6x10, with door, new dog
house, orig $325 asking
$150(863)634-6299
ENGLISH BULL DOG- Fe-
male, 2 yrs old, Ready to
breed. $2000.
(863)6,75-4216
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$690,
, M-$600. (863)675-4216
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
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old, very friendly,
Good with kids. $250
(863)634-5060
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 6pm.


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HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
condo located in Milbourne,
$400/neg. can have deliv-
ered. (863) 926-0296.
HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $2500.
(863)983-7751


GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
ic II, like new, $200.
Call239-633-2525.
GOLF CART Club Car, needs
rp air, $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



HITACHI TV 50", big screen.
4yrs old, looks god, must
pick up. Moving, must sell!
$550 (863)467-9765
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.



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
(863)467-5756



TOW BAR- $25.
(863)674-47,15

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm foid/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/
Flower 865



MARE & GELDING 10 & 14,
both broke. Nice horses.
$1800 for both
(863)697-6713


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ORGAN- Freedom II, Excellent
condition $2000.
(863)467-4253
PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
serial #931174, $375. Call
239-633-2525.


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Bartender
Line Cook
Prep Cook
Players Cl
TAD Clerk

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Poker Bru
Groups &
Cashiers


Benefits available for all employees
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Apply in person at 506 S. 1" Street, Immokalee, FL


1-800-218-0007


LABOR FINDERS
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
' 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewtston Inn) -r
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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
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.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available..
WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
or 5 gallons bottled water,
cold dispenser & cup holder.
$25 (863)675-0104.


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Virginia Ave. 3BD/1BA, 1 car car-
port going @ $79K


ONLY 11 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft Special loan pkges, Price will
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot
and home only $135K LUTZ
BUILDERS


Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/lBAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K


REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty
1.25 acres with Oak trees on end of
street next to canal. 2 bd/2 ba sin-
glewide. No where can you find this
@ $69,900


For Rent! Pioneer 4BD/2BA House
on 2.5 Acres, Fenced & Furnished
$1400.00 per month..


Brick Home on 2.5 acres 3/2/2 in
Moore Haven w/CBS detached work-
shop. Oh, so many Oak trees, on
Rodeo Road. You need to see this
one @ $325,000


PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area
with Oak Trees. Driveway with
Culvert Included Riviera Av Only
$69,900


Marshall
R. Berner

863-228-3265


Caloosahatchee River!! 4 bed-
room/2 Bath Mobile Home on the
banks of the Caloosahatchee River!!
48'xl5' rear deck overlooks the
river. Formal Living Room with
Fireplace and Formal Dining Room.
Split floor plan. 26'x30' 2 car
detached carport. 8' x 21' Covered
Front Deck. Paved Circular Drive.
*18'x21 and 21'x26' storage build-
ings. Canal with river access on the
side of the home for the fishing
boat, and Dock Rights on the river-
with Corps of Engineers approval-
for thedeep water boat. With limit-
ed availability of River property,
this is a rare find at $524,900 See it
on realtor.com MLS#: 205086164


New Listing!! Beautiful 3 bed-
room/2 bath home w/den. Carpet
(new!), tile and hardwood flooring.
Fireplace Great location-1/2 block
from Clewiston Middle School. New
screened porch, chainlink fencing.
Priced for quick sale at $174,900


Redish Circle 3 bedroom/31/2
bath mobile home. Double lot
w/chainlink fencing. 20 x 40 and
12 x 20 Workshops. Overlook a
man made lake from the deck off of
the master bedroom. Listed at
$75,000. See it on realtor.com
MLS#: 205059162


Deal Fell Through
Absolutely gorgeous 3/2 MH with
many upgrades and improvements.
Bring your horse this has the land
1.25 ac $109.9K


Back On The Market
3/2 manufactured home w/ more
upgrades and improvements then
you'd believe $74.9K .


New Listing
ThE e.i..---, uafin wn.fl Tr-T
n, 04,
Ar,. AIPEDIN
CBS. $339K


New Listing
3/2 brick home immaculate and
very well maintained w/ beautiful
landscaped yard. $154.9K


Need Land? Got It!
1.25 acres in Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K


New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!!$169.9K


You want country livin pack your
stuff ard move to Pioneer 2.5
acres only $99.9K


Nu Listing! 3/2 Single wide on
1.25 Acres. @ $84,900.00


3/2- DW Ires,
Fe$99,90000@
$99,900.00


Pioneer Plantation
Comer LolegIOEQ $79,90000


Lake Okeechobee Access!
Fabi l1r eB rick
Ho rA ri r a. rete
Seawall, Boat Ramp, Screened
Porches and 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


FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end
of road with 3/1.5/2 car carport.
786 Sq. Ft. workshop that is a
mec hanics dream. Home needs
major "renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900


New 'Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call 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


Sam J.
Walker


863.677.1013


3/2 DBLWDE MH. Shed & Fenced
Yard @ $ 59.9K
Invest Now! 1.25 Acres MRE@ $40K
Bring Your 0)l3hf ontura Ranch
Estates on 4; tM .9K
What A Bea,"3i2j, home with 2


hed, feM,
$2499k


Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres
@ $49,900


In Town! 2BD/1BA House with

all for Showing Appont.
159,900.


Montura properties I have sever-
al. Call or e-mail for complete list.
Glenn2@sugarrealty.com


Anyone can list your home. but I
can Market and Sell your home.


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3BD/3BA$JSO .afes $105K
Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on
1.25 Acres. Completely
Furnished! @ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country- Setting!
3BD/2BA Well Maintained
Single Family Home!
Something to See! @$11H5K
Flaghole! 3/2 Dblwde MH @
$149.9K
New Flaghole Listing!!
3bd/2ba MH on a nice 2.5 acre
lot, fully furnished with all
appliances included! Great
Deal going for $184.9K


Peace and Quiet -in Lakeport.
Thi-Irll n a
Pr. -en
up lW rj'MLWAILP
Acre lot nas Oaks, Citrus Trees,
and an Outbuilding for Storage.
At $404,90, $99.900 IT IS
GOING FAST


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!


Need a Building? We have a
12,500 sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Acres.Offered @
$215K


A Jim Walte NQ gn! 3/1 Single
Family H a jfrewiston @
$69,900


Beautiful and Well Kept! 3/2.5/1
on a Large Yz Acre Lot. Polebarn
and Boat Cover, Patio with Hot
Tub Over Looks Water. @
$249,900


Country Living 3bd/2ba, Water
front Property going @ $199K


www.sugarrealty.com
for Details.


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420 E.SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
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New c Gaite Qnajpi,- LOTS AVAILABL-
CALL FOR DETAILS
HaidoxdFlbors.$210,000 4BR, 2BA Montura $99,500
3BR, 1BA1BR 1BA $150,000
5 New Homes 3BR, 2BA, 1/2 acres $160,000
Under Contract Call for Details,
3BR, 2 1/2 BA $225,000 COMMERCIAL
3BR,S&E PENUByWD tO Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
3BR,&if, PE3VA Wo0 w/ mobile home, 3 lots only
2BR$i A BF-DifAO.L 0 $106,000
acres Call for details 97 C ir i I' o0 00U
lot1B nLE Building 2476 sq. ft. on
3BR, 2BA Pool $215,000 US 27 100'x100'
3BR, 21/2BA with studio or 8 Lots Zoned R1-B
guest suite. $329,000 $400,000
Commercial Building 75'x120'
MOBILE HOMES on US 27 Call For Details
3BR, 2B ,y on lake Harlem Bar Great
$120,000 Business Opportunity
I Call for Details
Industrial Refinery +
Ca Apt. $173,000ft.
& Apt. $173,000


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Industrial Property with Building
$115,000.00
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
.*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
4BR, 2BA, M.H, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000 .
Lrg. 3BR,2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140,000
MONTURA
Wooded Lots:
Zambdria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000

S2 1/2 acres $11B,000
Jinete $48,000
2BR, 2BA, MH on 1-1/4 Ac.
$92.000


3 Bedroms, 2 Baths Modular Home in
Moore Haven. Golflat in ded. 55+comm.
A MutSeel $119,000


LAKEPORT
* Listings Needed


MOORE HAVEN
-Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*River Vew Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE NDm & LOTS
SFarm Land Available
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Iracts offHendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
COMMERCIAL ,
* 100'xlOO'Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City ofClewiston $115,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
*3BR, 2BA Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home
on 2-1/2 Acres. $78,900


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

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l Horses


MINIATURE BLUE ROAN
STALLION, 28" High. Show
quality. $1800.
(863)674-0156
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, 'will
sep. (239)694-5611


RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200 $1400 for all,
.will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202/261-4999

RIDING MOWER, Poulan,
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42" cut, $550. Call
(239)633-2525.


RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
'05, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp engine. $1300. Call
(863)357-1059
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 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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



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


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


Real Esalte



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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 Ext
H373.

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 NC.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623

PAHOKEE 3br, iba, CBS,
family & utility rooms, car-
port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard
$149K 863-983-0099


*LAND FOR SALE*
(4) 10 Acre tracts in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654


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



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sign bar, view from family
room. 9' ceiling In Living
Room, hardwood floor,
stacked stone fireplace to
ceiling, large deck, full base-
ment, swimming & tennis.
Must see! $411,000. By
Owner. (706)253-4121 or
(770)894-1988. See it at:
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BUILDERS LOTS *lIn Fast
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3.43 acres on mountain top,
view, trees, waterfall and
large public lake nearby
$49,500 owner
(866) 7 89-8535
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land for cash. Close in week.
Hendry?.Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


Mobile Homes



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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
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CLEWISTON AREA-2 mobile
homes, (1) 1993 &(1)1987
Please cal1 (305)796-3449
for more Information.
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here- Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


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


New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
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1)Tower Lakes
1841 Matthew
Loop- DW 3/2
Jacuzzi tub, 2
Sheds, wood.
flooring, 2
carports,
pool.

Super Nice!


2) Tropical #8
Single,
Fenced, 3/2
A~ppiances

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3tTropicalt#28
/ 11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x1 0 Shed.
MUST SEE


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1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
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Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



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JON BOAT 12ft, V bottom,
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars '4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
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CD, runs good $2500
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age, white, nds some body
work $850 (786)234-2566
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miles, 4 door, Runs great.
$1500. (863)6.34-2582
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power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, asking $1800
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cony., 4 cyl., cold air,
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Premium whis., Sporty & exc.
cond $7000 863-357-0060
TOYOTA TERCEL '91 needs
transmission. $250 or best
offer (863)234-1757


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



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4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
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Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2500.
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Public Notices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Fie No, 2005-108-CP.
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTIAN G. KEHM,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Chris-
ftan G. Kehm, deceased, whose date
of death was 5/28/05, is pending in
the Circuit Courtfor Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number
2005-108-CP; the address of which Is
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE,
; DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
,jl, r (jh .,'i r l,n: a n. l h, Tl; ,:,l ,1,
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. I'll fl| r.i AFitE THE fiAi l :lf
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ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-;
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 25TH, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Charles Kehm
440 CR 720
SClewiston, FL 33440
Attorneys for Personal Representative: .
William J. Swink, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 184734
2915SW 13thStreet v
Miami, FL 33145
Telephone: 305-444-0650
78127 CGS 8/25;9/1/05
NOTICE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
The Southwest Florida Workforce Devel-
opment Board, Inc., comprised of
Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and
Lee Counties, is required to submit an
updated Workforce Investment Plan
for the 2005-2007 program years.
Thekraft of our Plan will be located on
oufwebsae by September 1,2005 at
careerandservicecenter.org, Board In-
formation, Workforce Investment Plan.
Comments may be submitted by Oc-
tober 10, 2005 to Mary Anne Plake at
mplake@sfwdb.org or by mail at
Southwest Flourida Workforce Develop-
ment Board, Inc., 24311 Walden Cen-
ter Drive, Suite 200, Bonita Springs,
Florida 34134. Anyone wanting to
make open, public comment may at-
tend the Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board meeting on Sep-
tember 16, 2005, where the proposed
Plan will be submitted for approval for
submission to Workforce Florida, Inc.
The September 16, 2005 Board meet-
Ing will be held at 3:30pm at the Hitont
Marco Island Beach Resort, 560
South Collier Boulevard, Marco Island,
Florida.
77364 CGS 8/25/05


DIESEL ENGINE- 7.3 with
transmission and rear end.
$1500 (863)634-6299.
TIRES/ALUM RIMS- 10" wide,
Cooper Cobra P265/15R15,
500 miles use, Fits Chev.
$200 (863)824-0801.
TONNEAU COVER- by ARE fits
Chevy S10 or smaller truck
Excellent condition $300.
Firm (863)697-6731 .
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
700, $300/best offer.
(863)467-8856
TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt,
$250/best offer.
(863)467-8856


DODGE RAM SLT 1500- '05,
Hemi, V8 Magnum, 11K,
Loaded Black, $19,000
(239)443-9824
FIBERGLASS TOPPER- 8'
Bed, Like new, Excellent
shape, $500.
(239)443-9824
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
tires $1500 Neg.
863-675-4697/239-494-2647
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
FORD F150 '93 manual,
needs engine $500
(863)634-1867
FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1100 or best
offer (863)634-1867
FORD F250- '91, 4X4, 460, 5
speed, Wrecked, parts or
whole. $1000 or best offer.
will sep (863)675-4697
FORD RANGER- '88, Runs
good, New motor, $500.
(863)467-9472
MITSUBUSHI- '86, 2 W/D, 4
cyl, Standard $850. or best
offer. (863)632-9166



CHEVY BLAZER 2004, 10K
mls. 2 Dr., Grey interior & ex-
terior: Brand new cond.
$15000. (863)228-2067
JEEP CHEROKEE '95 Good
condition, runs great. 4door,
auto, 4x2 $2000 or best of-
fer (863)673-0645 Ramses
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.

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JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
76978 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-.CP.20
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLADOLIA MARIE HUNTER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GLA-
DOLIA MARIE HUNTER deceased,
whose date of death was June 8,
2005, and whose Social Security
Number is 476-14-9270, Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's;
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OFTHIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF.THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is August 25,2005.
Glen D. Hunter
Personal Representative
12188 S.R. 78 West
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W.Conely,lll
Florida Bar #096482
Attforney ftr
Personal Representative
79104 CGS 8/25;9/1/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L. RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
V. L5 F O ',, u
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, 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
alivn 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.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devises, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming 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
OHN 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
quIat title on the following feat proper-
ty in Glades County, Rodda:
Lot 4, Block D, WOODLAWN PARK SUB-
DIVISION acordina to th plat hervf
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,r,, i.1]- l ,3 : : I j,-,y ,:. ,1 .:. ii, All w ,, I'
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of- i
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
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, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against HATTE
HILL WILLIAMSON, 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.
NOTICEOFACTION
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 pastes may claim an
Interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, o" other lrimnant,' and
JOHN DOE ,". mlt DE u.r
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, Floda:
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 tiled against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on AlIsori 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 plaintIff's
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.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC SUCCES-
SOR SERVICE FOR GfREENPOINT
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 HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, ANO 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, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CINDY G. WILLIAMS; THE UN-
KNOWN 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.
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 tor 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, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS RIGHT-FO-WAY FOR
SR 78.
To Include a:
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE.
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA14613348A,
TITLE NO. 79021572
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE.WIDE
MOBILLEHOME VIN FLA14613348B,
TITLE NO. 79021567
A/K/A/
6060 COUNTY ROAD 78 WEST
LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en-
tfered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Pettion,
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
particilpate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
-than seven (7) days prioer to the pro-
ceedings. If hearing impaired,
pl ease call (800) 95-9771 (TOD) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
Thr j. i 1 -5 1
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE ,
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-581CA
WALTER G. MCCORMACK and
KENDRICK S., RICHARDS,
Plaintiffst
VS.
MILLICENT WRIGHT,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MILLICENT WRIGHT, if alive, or if
dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, credi-
tors, grantees, and all parties having
or claiming by, through, under or
against them, and any and all persons
claiming any right, tifle, 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, RO. 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
ComplainL
THIS NOTICE will be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks
in a newspaper of general circulation
published in Hendry County, Florida.
Dated this 12th day August, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By: S. Miller
Deputy Clerk i
MarcyL. Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, HA.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape.Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955
Fax (239) 542-9987
77477 CGS B/18,25;9/1,8/05
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify that
Florida's Finest Developers, LLC. con-
ductng a Developers business at Cle-
wiston, Florida, under the fictitious
name of Clewiston Town Center and
that said firm is composed of the fol-
lowing persons whose names and
places of residence are as follows:
Fioyd Saikey & Yasir Khan
10200 SL, Rd. 84-Suite 204
Davie, FL 33324
Ownership of Florida's Finest Developers
Is as follows:
Floyd Salkey President
Yasir Khan President
It Is my attention to apply to the Florida
Department of State, Division of Cor-
porations to register the said name of
Clewiston Town Center under the pro-
visions of Chapter 90-267, laws of
Flodda Acts of 1991.


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
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
1001.43EFS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41,1001.42,1001.49,1001.51
and 1001.43 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 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. Hickpockee 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 submitedto 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 present evidence arid argument on the issues under
consideration. w
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'Supenntendent 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 Handry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least48 hours pdorto the meeting orwor(shop. I,. z
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 8/4,11,18 CB 8/18/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
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,
Defendant(s) .
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;
HENRY 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 HENDRY
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 HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 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 OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Moofing
on Thursday August 25 2005ats5i
aM. at The Greentree East Commu-
nity Center at 710 South Lopez Street
Clewiston, Florida, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting Is to conduct
the general business and consider any
Other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
Person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will Include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
79092 CB,CGS 08/25/2005

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry Count Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, September 1st, at 12:30 p.m. in
the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug-
adand Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
76139 CGS 08/25/2005
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, September 1st at 12:30 p.m. In
the Conference Room at Hendry Re-
gional Medical Center, 500 West Sug-
adard Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
69864 CGS 08/25/05
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NOTICE OF ANNEXATION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of South Bay,
Florida will hold a public hearing on Sept. 6,2005 at 7:01 pm or as soon thereaf-
tor as possible, In tho City Commission Chambers at South Bay City Hall to heal
the public concerning Ordinance No. 11.2005, a request of William S. Poole for
the annexation of approximately 75 acres located contiguous to the City of South
Bay Immediately north of the elementary school as more specifically described
as the North 1/12 of the Northeast 1/4South of the Florida East Coast Railway
ght-of-way In Section 15, Township 44 South, Range 36 East, Palm Beach
County Florida. See location on attached map.
Please be advised that should any interested party seek to appeal any decision
made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, such person will needto ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is to be based.
In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) per-
sons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shal
within three working days pdrior to any meeting or hearing, shall contact the Citi
Clerk's office at City Hall, City of South Bay, Florida.
All persons are invited to attend the above meeting and present their views in favol
or in opposition to the petition for annexation. A survey of the proposed site maiy
be viewed in the office of the City Clerk, City of South Bay.
BY ORDER OF THE CITY COMMISSION
VirgInIa K. Walker, City Clerk
76625 CGS 8/25/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant-to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST
BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2005 Annual Meeting will be held at the
office of said District, at Belie Glade, Palm Beach County, Fodda, on Wednes-
day, September 14, 2005, at 1:00 o'clockin the afternoon for the purposes of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years,
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such achon with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need tc
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
78216 CGS 8/25;9/1/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR ADOPTION OF A
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT ROLL
AND SPECIAL MEETING BY
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Shawano Water Control
District (the "DISTRICT") intends to hold a Public
Hearing on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at
the Sugar Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle
Glade, Florida, for the purpose of adopting its 2005-2006
non-ad valorem assessment roll.

The DISTRICT proposes to levy a seventeen
dollar ($17.00) per-acre operation and maintenance
assessment on each acre of land within the boundaries of
the DISTRICT. This is the same amount that has been
levied by the DISTRICT In past years and it is contem-
plated that the DISTRICT will be continuing this same
assessment year to year. The DISTRICT proposes to levy
an additional one dollar and 25/100 ($1.25) per acre debt
service assessment for pump replacement. The total rev-
enue proposed to be collected by this combined assess-
ment is $317,834.88.

All property owners that own land within the DISTRICT
have the right to appear and be heard at the Public
Hearing and also the right to file with written objections
to their proposed assessment with the DISTRICT within
twenty (20) days of the publication of this notice. Please
be advised that if a property owner decides to appeal any
decision made with respect to any matter considered at
either the Public Hearing, the property owner will need to.
ensure, at the property owners expense, that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made and that the record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
property owners appeal is based.

Following the DISTRICT'S adoption of its non-ad valorem
assessment roll, the DISTRICT will certify its roll in
accordance with Chapter 197, Florida Statutes, to the
Palm Beach County Tax Collector for inclusion of the
assessments, as a separate line item, in the affected prop-
erty owners annual real property tax bill. Please be
advised that, as in the past, failure to pay this assessment
will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the proper-
ty which may result in a loss of title.

This notice is published as a requirement of Florida Law.
We apologize if this notice causes any confusion to an
affected property owner, but the DISTRICT is required to
follow certain statutorily imposed conditions as to the
information that must be reflected in this notice. In order
to assist you in answering any questions you may have
regarding the information contained in this notice, the
DISTRICT would appreciate #our either writing to the
DISTRICT at 324 Royal Palm hWay, Suite 300, Palm
Beach, Florida 33480, Attention: Charles F. Schoech; call-
ing the DISTRICT at (561) 655-0620; or e-mailing the
DISTRICT at schoech@caldwellpacetti.com.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact the
DISTRICT at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) days prior
to the date of the proceeding.

DATED this 10th day of August, 2005.
SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
PUBLISH: August 25, 2005
By: Charles F. Schoech
Belle Glade Sun
Counsel for the District


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FORADOPTION OFA
NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT ROLL
AND SPECIAL MEETING BY
GIADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Gladeview Water Control
District (the "DISTRICT") intends to hold a Public Hearing
on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sugar
Farms Co-op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida,
for the purpose of adopting its 2005-2006 non-ad valorem
assessment roll.

The DISTRICT proposes to levy a twenty-eight
dollar ($28.00) per-acre debt service assessment on each
acre of land within the boundaries of the DISTRICT. This is
the same amount that has been levied by the DISTRICT in
past years and it. is contemplated that the DISTRICT will be
continuing this same assessment year to year. The DIS-
TRICT proposes to levy a ten dollar ($10.00) per-acre opera-
tion and maintenance assessment on each acre of land with-
in the boundaries of the DISTRICT. This is an increase of
$5.00 per acre over the amount that has been levied by the
DISTRICT in past years and it is contemplated that the DIS-
TRICT will be continuing this same assessment year to
year. The total revenue proposed to be collected by this
combined assessment is $423,523.30.

All property owners that own land within the DISTRICT
have the right to appear and be heard at the Public Hearing
and also the right to file with written objections to their
proposed assessment with the DISTRICT within twenty (20)
days of the publication of this notice. Please be advised that
if a property owner decides to appeal any decision made
with respect to any matter considered at either the Public
Hearing, the property owner will need to ensure, at the
property owners expense, that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made and that the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the property owners
appeal is based. ,

Following the DISTRICT'S adoption of its non-ad valorem
assessment roll, the DISTRICT will certify its roll in accor-
dance with Chapter 197, Florida Statutes, to the Palm
Beach County Tax Collector for inclusion of the assess-
ments, as a separate line item, in the affected property
owners annual real property tax bill. Please be advised
that, as in the past, failure to pay this assessment will cause
a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may
result in a loss of title.

This notice is published as a requirement of Florida Law.
We apologize if this notice causes any confusion to an
affected property owner, but the DISTRICT is required to
follow certain statutorily imposed conditions as to the infor-
mation that must be reflected in this notice. In order to
assist you in answering any questions you may have regard-
ing the information contained in this notice, the DISTRICT
would appreciate your either writing to the DISTRICT at
324 Royal Palm Way, Suite 300, Palm Beach, Florida 33480,
Attention: Charles E Schoech; calling the DISTRICT at
(561) 655-0620; or e-mailing the DISTRICT at
schoech@caldwellpacetti.com..

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact the
DISTRICT at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) days prior to
the date of the proceeding.

DATED this 10th day ofAugust, 2005.
GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
PUBLISH: August 25, 2005
By: Charles F. Schoech
Belle Glade Sun
Counsel for the District

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