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Title: The Clewiston news
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Language: English
Publisher: Louis A. Morgan
Place of Publication: Clewiston Fla
Creation Date: September 22, 2005
Publication Date: 1928-
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General Note: Tom Smith, editor.
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Volume 81. Number 16 Thursday, September 22.,2005 *


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At a Glance


Library closed
The Clewiston Public
Library will be closed for re-car-
peting through Saturday, Sept.
..... 24. We will re-open on Mon-
day, Sept. 26.

Come join us
for a good cause
Robert Nail barbeque bene-
fit cow flop and softball tourna-
ment, Saturday, Oct. 8 at Elks
five-acre field on San Francisco
Avenue in Clewiston. To pur-
chase tickets for barbeque call
Abby Moss at (863) 228-0475.
For information on softball
tournament call Kenny Bowers
at (863) 228-4121.

Hendry/Glades
AudubonBirding
The public is invited to the
Hendry/Glades Audubon meet-
ing to be held at the Coopera-
tive Extension Dallas Townsend
Building 1085 Pratt Blvd in
LaBelle Monday, Oct. 10 at 7
p.m. The featured speaker will
be Dr. B. J. Kattel of the SFWMD
who will be presenting infor-
mation on the Storm-water
Treatment Area 5 Birding Tours.
Hendry/Glades Audubon will
be leading tours to STA5, one of
Florida's premier birding spots,
beginning Oct. 22. Learn about
the free tours and how to volun-
teer at the Oct. 10 meeting. For
information call Margaret Eng-
land at 674-0695 or .Nikki Yeager
675-3394.

P&APet Stop
|to host contest
P&A Pet Stop in Clew\ ision is
hosting a children's coloring
A contest for kid's ages 5-15 with
various prizes to be given out in
each of three age categories.
The grand prize of $100 cash
will awarded by a special draw-
Sing to be held Saturday, Oct. 15
During Pet Stop's anniversary
Party. There is no cost or obliga-
tion to enter the coloring con-
test. Stop by the pet store and
pick-up a free entry form and
coloring sheet. Deadline for
entries is Sept.30. Winners will
be judged by Clewiston Mayor
Mali Chamness, owner Judy
Vann, and local artist.Luis Jose-
phus Castillo. P&A Pet-Stop. is
located at 114 W. Ventura
Avenue across from the Clewis-
ton City Hall. For more informa-
tion call (863) 983-2075.

P&A Pet Stop has
first anniversary
P&A flet Stop in Clewiston is
celebrating their first year's
,,anniversary and your entire
family is invited to attend their
party Saturday, Oct. I5. Theywill
be offering free food, refresh-
ments and door prizes all day.
Owner Judy Vann, of Judy
Vann State Farm Insurance.
P&A Pet Stop is located at 114,
W. Ventura Avenue across from
the Clewiston City Hall. For
more information call (863)
983-2075.


Lake Level


Citizen group gains backing


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The recent
controversy between U.S. Sugar
and Hendry Regional Medical
Center (HRMC) has drawn the
attention of city and county leaders
stretching across Hendry County
from Clewiston to LaBelle.
Some government leaders are
acknowledging that a legitimate
problem exists, but are more con-
cerned over the negativity of the
dispute and are throwing their
weight behind a new movement
coming in the form of a group
called "Citizens to $ave our Hopsi-
tal."
Spearheading this effort is Dar-


ren Smith, a former member of
the Blue Ribbon Committee who
is. publicly disassociating himself
from U.S. Sugar and pledges that
this movement will remain "100-
percent positive" in its efforts to
help resolve the hospital's finan-
cial future.
"I anm not U.S. Sugar," said Mr.
Smith. "I do not attend their meet-
ings and it's unfortunate that I've
been aligned with the unfortunate
things that have been done. I've
voiced my opinion to (U.S. Sugar
Vice President Robert) Coker and
said to him that what (U.S. Sugar)
was planning to do would have a
negative impact"
Mr. Smith addressed con-


cerned citizens and several mem-
bers of the Hendry County Com-
mission and some members of
the Clewiston City Commission at
a Sept. 14 press conference
announcing the intentions of the
group. Mr. Smith claimed the
group had the backing of local
political leaders, but those leaders
made their intentions very clear.
"I will not align myself with
anything that appears to be nega-
tive," said County Commissioner
Kevin McCarthy whose represen-
tation in the newly formed' group
marks a significant importance
since Mr. McCarthy's district
stretches from Clewiston all the
wayto LaBelle.


Tour: Ya'll come back now, ya' here


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From left to right, writers: Emilia Mink, Carla Waldemar, Sheila Callahan, Karen Eakins,
and Visit Florida Rep., Paul Kayemba.

Writers tour South Lake area


Four nationally renowned
travel writers toured the eco-
tourism and cultural attractions
of Florida's Freshwater Frontier in
Glades, Hendry, and Okee-
chobee Counties Aug. 21-25 as
part of a Visit Florida sponsored
Sugar & Spice Media Tour.
Organized by Florida's Fresh-
water Frontier, the tourism arm
of FHREDI (Florida's Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative, Inc.) the familiarization
tour (FAM tour) brought Karen
Eakins, Assistant Editor, AAA's
Home & Away from Omaha,
Neb., Sheila B. Callahan, a free-
lance writer and frequent con-
tributor to New York Daily News,
Emilia Mink, contributing writer
for The Traveling Adventurer,
from Knoxville, Tenn. and Carla
Waldemar, a freelance travel
writer and frequent contributor
to the Des Moines Register and
others from Minneapolis, .,to the
area around the "Big 0".
The four writers and VISIT
FLORIDA PR representative Paul
Kayemba joined FFF coordinator
Connie Steele and area tourism
representatives for a whirlwind
tour of attractions in LaBelle,
Clewiston, Glades County and


Mr. McCarthy's father spent 25
years serving on the hospital's
board and he has both a personal
and professional vested interest in
ensuring the hospital's future suc-
cess. As a political member of the
newly formed group, Mr.
McCarthy, as well as other govern-
ment leaders, have been. tasked
with the challenge of finding two
people each, who are willing to
serve this group with a sincerity of
heart to move. the hospital in a
positive direction through open
communication and a spirit of
working together with the com-
munity.
But this represents a challenge
to the political leaders .who


acknowledged that the spirit of
participation within Hendry Coun-
ty could be better. Mr. McCarthy
cited the recent city elections,
which did not take place because
no one was interested in running
for the commission and cited the
same problem with the current
hospital board, which are duly
elected representatives.
"I don't think we've had an
election for the board, unfortu-
nately due to a lack of interest," he
said. "It's the same thing we saw
for the city commission where we
didn't have any qualified appli-
cants submitted. It's important to
See Save Page 12


Quorum:



We are not



the problem


By Mark Young
Editor's note: This is the
series finale in exploring the dis-
pute. between Hendry County
Regional Medical Center and
U.S. Sugar. -
CLEWISTON Quorum
Health Resources was targeted
7-.7 by'U.S. Suga as not having the
ability to lead Hendry Regional
Medical Center (HRMC) in a pos-
itive direction into the future,
according to U.S. Sugar Vice
President RobertCoker."
Quorum representatives;
Nick Braccino and Craig Cud-
worth say Quorum is not the
problem and the problems asso-


ciated with HRMC are not
uncommon with rural hospitals
all across the country. Some hos-
pitals choose to have their board
,of directors run the operation,
some choose a single adminis-
trator and others' choose to have
a management company, such
as Quorum, handle their finan-
cial operations.
Administrators and board of
directors are fairly common
within the set up of private hospi-
tals where the bottom line is
making a profit, but HRMC is a
county taxing authority, translat-
ing into the fact that they are
See Hospital Page 12


Clewiston's



citizen of -the



year for 2005


CLEWISTON .Marion
Franklyn Jones, former mayor
and city commissioner, died Fri-
day, Nov. 26, 2004 at his home
on Del Monte Avenue. Mr.
Jones, who was first elected in
1987, served for 16 years on the
commission.
Mr. Jones graduated from
Belle Glade High School in 1955
and from the University of Flori-
da in April 1964. His longtime
involvement with work in the
agricultural industry and com-
munity service started early,


beginning with summers of
employment at Wedgeworth
. Farms between high school ses-
sions and into part-time
employment at the university as
a student.
Active duty military service
for Mr. Jones took place as a
Marine Corps Reservist where
he served on active duty for six
weeks each summer in 1957
and 1958 ,for Platoon Leaders
Class at Quantico, VA. He was
See Citizen-- Page 12


honey process.
Okeechobee.
LaBelle
On day one of the tour, Renee
Platt provided a tour of the
Harold P. Curtis Honey Company
and the writers were given gifts of
honey bears containing their
.choice of honey. Fred and J.R.
Trepper of the Banana Bay Tour
Company provided a relaxing


Caloosahatchee River Cruise for
'all to enjoy.
Of course, Debbie Burchard
Klemmer of Flora & Ella's provid-
ed a great southern welcome for'
the tour group, offering samples
of just about every pie on the
menu and also provided some of'
those great fried green tomatoes
See Tour-Page 9


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Index
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Opinion ... ......... 4
School ............. .9
Sports ........... 13
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New initiatives set


for local chamber


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The Clewis- -
ton Chamber of Commerce will
hold an installation and awards
dinner for members and invited
guests this week at its 57th
Annual Dinner.
"There are a lot of new initia-
tives and programs that the
Chamber of Commerce will be
implementing in the next sever-
al months, as we welcome new
members from the community,"
said incoming President of the
Board of Directors Scott Egan-
Wyer, who also serves as the
President of the Clewiston
Rotary Club. "We will be official-
ly installing new members and
officers at our annual dinner at


the Clewistbn Inn," said Egan-
Wyer.
The dinner will feature a
presentation by the city of
Clewiston of the Outstanding
Community Service Award, the
41st award in the series. The
award dates back: to 1965, when
Beryl Bowden of the Clewiston
News was awarded the commu-
nity service honor. Last year's
winner was Jimmy McDuffie.
A presentation of the cham-
ber's Lifetime membership
award will be featured as well.
The dinner will also.feature
guest speaker U.S. Sugar Vice-
President Robert Coker, who
will discuss the recent passing of
See Chamber Page 9


INI/Bill Fabian
The new Chamber of Commerce offices and Clewiston Museum on 108 Central Avenue. The
Clewiston Chamber is already up and running and the museum is expected to open soon.


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Obituaries


Gordon C. Nicholas
Gordon C. Nicholas, 80, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, Sept.
11, 2005 at Lawnwood Memorial
Center. He was. born Nov. 22,
1924 in Wallace, West Virginia.
Mr. Nicholas was a resident of
Okeechobee since 1972. He was a
Minister at the Central Church of
Christ since 1972 and also minis-
tered in West Virginia, Tennessee,
Michigan, and Alabama. He was
instrumental in beginning the
work of the Church in Clewiston,
Indian Town, Belle Glade, and the
Spanish Congregation in Okee-
chobee.
Mt. Nicholas graduated from
Freed-Hardeman College, Birm-
ingham Southern College and the
- University of Alabama. He taught
at Lakeshore Middle School in
Belle Glade for 40 years and con-


tinued as a substitute teacher until
his death. Mr. Nicholas was a
lover of the Lord's work and
enjoyed snow skiing, jogging, and
bicycle riding. He was also an avid
camper with his family.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of 53 years, Beth Nicholas of
Okeechobee; sons Phillip (Bren-
da) Nicholas of Jackson, Ten-
nessee, Nathan (Nancy) Nicholas
* of Trenton, Tennessee; daughters
Danita (David) Esdale of Trenton,
Tennessee, Andrea (Mark) Whit-
lock of Okeechobee, grandchil-
dren Jeremy Nicholas of West
Plains, Missouri, Michelle
Nicholas of Jackson, Tennessee,
Nicholas Esdale, Morgan Esdale,
Jennifer Nicholas and Patricia
Nicholas of Trenton, Tennessee,
Savanna Whitlock and Cameron
Whitlock of Okeechobee; great-
grandson Christian .Nicolas of


West Plains, Missouri; brother
John (Joan) Nicholas OF Quin-
ton, Alabama; sisters Marie(Nick)
McCormack of Nashville, Ten-
nessee and Doris (Robert) Jones
of White House, Tennessee.
Visitation was held Sept. 14,
2005. Funeral services were
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005 at Cen-
tral Church of Christ in Okee-
chobee. Sons Phillip and Nathan
Nicholas officiated.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.
Billy Sue Brainard
Billy Sue Brainard, 72, of
LaBelle passed away Sept. 13,
2005. She was born Nov. 1, 1932
in Fleming County Kentucky to
William E. and Adele (Wilson)
Biddle.


She moved from North Middle-
town Kentucky to LaBelle nine
years ago. She was a volunteer at
the LaBelle VFW, Post 10100. She
is survived by two sons, Robert
Kelly (Pamela) Brainard of Lex-
ington, KY, and William Brainard
of LaBelle; three daughters, Robin
Sue Thompson of LaBelle, Deb-
bra Shaffer Brooks, of Lexington,
KY, and Candy Summey of North
Middletown, KY; three brothers,
Del (Marie) Biddle, Donald
(Pauline) Biddle, Gary (Marilyn)
Biddle, of KY; one sister Helen B.
(Charles) Jones, KY; and a loving
sister-in-law Beverly Lucas of
LaBelle.
Visitations were held Thursday
Sept. 15, 2005 at Akin-Davis.
Funeral Home, and burial will
take place in Middletown Ceme-
tery, KY.


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All you who labor (in the aftermath of Katrina)


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
It's been said that a million
monkeys sitting at a million key-
boards, given enough time could
recreate the complete works of
Shakespeare. Now that we have
the Internet, however, we know
that's not true! Even if monkeys
could reproduce Shakespeare, it
would be a random act of
chance, not a planned work of
art, or timeless commentary on
the human condition. Let me
propose that work without direc-
tion, without purpose, without
vision, without inspiration, and
without meaning is not really
work. Furthermore, work at its
best is inspired by the presence of
God in our midst.
This has been evident as we
have been and still are laboring in
the midst of the tragedy left in the
wake of Katrina. The very things
we normally celebrate on Labor
Day took on special meaning this
year. The calloused hands, the
sweaty brows, the determination,


the roar of bulldozers, and all of
the other images of the work that
built this nation .are the images
we've been seeing these last two
weeks whenever we turned on
the television.
And maybe that's why this has
also been such a hard time for so
many of us.- This storm has laid
waste the labors of generations,
the hopes which have been sus-
tained over lifetimes of hard work
and wondrous creativity. At times
it seemed surreal. At times I
became overwhelmed and had
to. turn the television off. Winston
Churchill once said, "To build
may have to be the slow and
laborious task of years. To destroy
can be the thoughtless act of a
single day." It is astounding what
one storm can destroy so quickly.
But in the midst of this, there is
hope. God worked to create a uni-
verse and has been at the job of
sustaining creation since the begin-
ning of time. To be created in God's
image means, at least in part, that
we have the capacity to create and


re-create, to build and rebuild.
Some are saying we must
rebuild on higher ground. I
know they're talking about dirt,-
but maybe in this tragedy there is
an opportunity to rebuild on a
different kind of higher ground. I
once heard the goal of rebuild-
ing is to get things back to, nor-
mal, and that normal is getting
dressed in clothes that you buy
for work and driving through
traffic in a car that you are still
paying for in order to get to the
job you need to pay for the
clothes and the car, and the
house that you leave vacant all
day long so you can afford to live
in it. If that is normal, then
maybe we need to strive for
something better than normal,
not only in the Gulf Coast, but in
the living out of all of our days.
God calls us to work for the
right things, for the right reasons,
in the right ways. In the midst of
this, God knows that there will
be times when despite all of our
best efforts and hard work, our


work will seem in vain and all of
our labors just wasted time. God
knows there will be times when
we will become stressed or over-
whelmed. So God tells us,
"Come to me, all you that are
weary, who are carrying heavy
loads, and I will give .you rest.
Take my work upon you, and
learn from me; for I am gentle
and humble in heart, and you
will find rest for your souls."
So let us not be discouraged.
Let us work with the conviction
that whatever our work, it is
offered to glorify God, to bring
about a better world, to built on
higher ground a world where jus-
tice and righteousness are the
foundations of all we build. Let us
build upon the rock of God's
greater purposes. And when we
are tired and worn and stressed,
and when we face tragedies pre-
viously unimaginable, let us
come to our God, knowing that
God will give rest to our souls and
renewal to our spirits.


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The gift of grace; the power to overcome the past


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewis-
ton
When we were speculating
about hurri-
canes and '*
their origins
from Africa,
someone sug-
gested
"maybe a but-
terfly flaps its
wings too vig-
orously and
starts the airSamuelS.
currents." amue.
That sounds a Thomas
bit far-fetched,
but nobody seems to have a
fool-proof explanation of what
gets the air currents going that
wind up as tropical waves, tropi-
cal disturbances, tropical
depressions, tropical storms and,
hurricanes.
Likewise, there are people
that are convinced that their cur-
rent life problems are due to
some tragedy they've identified
in the past. Somebody did
something way back when, and
they've never been the same
since.
One of the mentors, I encoun-
tered put it this way: "Everyone
has a 'peg' in the past where
they can hang a 'myth'."
Sometimes you hear stories
about people who believe what
happened to them ages ago
keeps them from being who
they want to be and makes them


be who they don't want to be.
Not so! There is a related pas-
sage about that in. the New Tes-
tament attributed to. Paul; "By
the Grace of God, I am what I
am and His grace to me was not
without efct (1 Corinthians
15:10".
We are what we are by God's
grace and, as someone put it
"God, doesn't make any junk!"
The images become tarnished,
the body becomes bruised, the
person is disrespected, the flesh
is weak, the failures occur, but
God doesn't make any junk.
Over the years my cars or trucks
show signs of wear the
upholstery starts to wear thin,
the glass covering the instru-
ments gets dirty, the door sills
never are totally clean, the stains
from spilled beverages leave
their traces, the door panels
show signs-where arms have
rested on them, there are a few
dents here and there, but they
keep going.
It is the drive train, the motor,
the transmission, the rear end,
the axles and steering gear that

Thank You

Thank you!
We the family of the late Gen-
nie L. Grimsley would like to
thank everyone for all acts of
kindness shown to us in time of
pur bereavement. May God bless
all of you. The Grimsley family.


makes the difference when it
comes to reliability and trans-.
portation.
The rest is nice to have but
not really essential. The tropical
storm or hurricane makes the
difference -L the theory about
butterflies or "el nino" doesn't
matter too much when it is time
to prepare. The life to be lived is
to be lived today, and it doesn't
matter much what happened
way back when it is what we
are today and what we are is
what we make of it by His grace.
Paul mentions sufferings that
have been inflicted on him -
all sorts of things happened to
him in his life (2 Corinthians
11). He speaks also of "a thorn
in my flesh" to torment him and
his plea to God to take it away
(2 Corinthians 12:7ff). Paul
comes to understand that it is
God's grace. that is sufficient -
that .same grace that keeps us
from' being tied to myths or
excuses.
Paul says through his weak-
ness his power is perfected. He,
can say, "I've been there I
know" and convey that in spite


of it all, we go on. Paul gives a
long list of "pegs" in his past;
shipwrecks, beatings, robbers,
dangers from both his own and
others, hunger, cold, imprison-
ment, and physical problems,
but he goes on. His "drive train"
is intact it .is :powered by
God's grace. That was God's
answer when Paul spoke about
all that he had to suffer, "My
grace is sufficient for you, for my
power is made perfect in weak-
ness (2 Corinthians 12:9)."
What is considered weak-
ness is not what makes a differ-
ence that power in us today,
grace, will make the difference.
Blaming, finding excuses, look-
ing backwards (remember Lot's
wife look at what happened
to her when she looked back!)
isn't an answer. We are what we
,are, through God's grace,. but
that is certainly enough. Not
only God doesn't make any
junk: He builds it with the capa-
bility of doing some self-repair
along the way when they're
needed. That's better engineer-
ing than I got when I purchased
my last truck!


Birth


Griffin birth
announcement
Todd and Bunny Griffin of
Loxahatchee are pleased to
announce the birth of their son,
Case Jennings Griffin. Case was
born Aug. 22, 2005 at 8:47 a.m.
at Bethesda Memorial Hospital
in Boynton Beach. He weighed
eight pounds,, eight ounces and
was 20 1/2 inches long at birth.
Case was welcomed home by
his-big sister Chloe. Grandpar-
ents are Ronnie and Jane Robi-
son of Clewiston, Dan and Peggy
Griffin of Loxahatchee. Great-
grandparents are Betty Thorne


Submitted to INI/Jane Robison
Case Jennings Griffin.


of West Virginia, Joan Baugh-
man and Bernice Griffin of Belle
Glade.


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Doc Savvy


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My family
and I are so upset about what we
I have seen on television regarding
the disaster in New. Orleans by
Katrina. We are so very con-
cerned about all the dogs and
cats. Where can we send money
to contribute to saving the ani-
mals, and how do we go about it?
Thanks Doc, Billy in Clewiston.
A: Hi Billy! I've been asked that
question several times lately, and I
had to do a bit of research. There
are so many organizations out
there, and you really want to
make sure it is a reputable one. I
saw many good ones, but there is
one in particular that we at the
office are sending money to, as
well. It is called The American
Humane Association based out of
Miami. They have a nice Web site
at http://www.americanhu-
mane.org and there phone num-
ber is (305) 792-9900. Great Ques-
tion Billy! Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is there any
: way to either determine, get an
idea of, or guess as to what type of
personality or demeanor your pet
will have as they develop? Thanks
Doc, Betsy in Royal Palm Beach.
SA: Well Betsy, this is the type of
question that may have a subjec-
tive answer! My opinion about
personality or character is that it is
something that develops based
on early experiences. I think I
remember learning that a child's
personality develops by age five.
S;i For dogs and cats ,it may be as
early as six months! However, in
either case, my opinion is that you
Really see what some person, or
; pet is made of when they are
upset. How a person/dog/cat han-
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Good way to see what they are
Made of.
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Employees of The Bonita Bay
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the American Red Cross in Hurri-
cane Katrina-ravaged Louisiana
and the northern Gulf Coast.
A nine-day collection drive
raised $31,297, which was
matched dollar-for-dollar by the
Bonita Springs-based company. A
resident of one of the company's
seven master-planned communi-
ties heard about the drive and
donated $1,000, bringing the total
contribution to $63,594.
Sabra Cecil, vice president of
human .resources for The Bonita
Bay Group, said more than 200
employees made a contribution
on behalf of the company's
American Red Cross fund.
"We notified everyone on
Sept. 1 we were taking donations
and by Sept. 9 had raised
$31,297," she said. "Everyone got
behind it absolutely 100 percent.
The greatest thing was seeing
how good contributing made the
employees feel. They knew, with
the company match, if they
donated $100, it was going to be
$200. If they gave $10, it was
going to be $20."
The company expects to raise
additional funds through a Sept.
19 charity pro-am golf tourna-
ment at Verandah's Old Orange
golf course in Fort Myers.
The Bonita Bay Group Rallies
to Relief For The Bonita Bay
Group's new vice president of
development operations, Hurri-
cane Katrina hit too close to
home literally. Joey Garon,
who joined the company in May,
hails from Louisiana, and 38 of his
family members who were dis-
placed by-the Aug. 29 category 4
hurricane are temporarily living in
Garon's home in Destin.
"It hurts to see the devastation
and destruction of my home
state," said Garon. "But it's also
been heartwarmingg to see the
support from throughout the
country and the world, including


"It's such a typical display of what this company
does, to do the right thing, and how that com-
mitment is shared by our employees."
Sabra Cecil,
vice president of human resources
for The Bonita Bay Group


the support locally from The Boni-
ta Bay Group and its employees."
Cecil said the outpouring of
support is representative of the
company and its workers.
"It's such a typical display of
what this company does, to do
the right thing, and how that com-
mitment is shared by our employ-
ees," he said.
The Bonita Bay Group is a
diversified company involved in
the planning, development, sales
and management of master-
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ing recreational amenities and
commercial facilities throughout
Southwest Florida. The company
employs more than 1,500 individ-
uals and is developing seven mas-
ter-planned communities -
Bonita Bay, The Brooks, Shadow
Wood Preserve, Mediterra,
TwinEagles, Verandah and San-
doval along with 12 golf cours-
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information about the company
is available at www.BonitaBay-
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Speak Out


Letters to the Editor


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.
MAKES NO SENSE TO ME: Yes, reading the Clewiston paper today
about the traffic checkpoint in LaBelle leading to 16 arrests. That just
doesn't seem right that in America that they can have these things. It just
seems like an illegal search and stop. It doesn't make sense. I wasn't
involved in it. I had nothing to do with it, but it doesn't make sense when
you live in America and they can stop you and do this to you.

SLOW SERVICE: This is concerning (deleted) and their slow service.
They only have two people in the drive through lane at a time working at
a window. When you drive up there, one of the ladies always just stands
there and they don't wait on you, they just stand there. Every time I go
through the drive through of (deleted) there's only one teller and you
constantly have to wait at least 10 minutes before you get through and
the drive through is supposed to be for speedy service. You need to teach
your tellers respect because they have you waiting for 10 minutes before
they finally notice thatyou are sitting in the drive through.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Speak Out policy does not allow us
to name businesses, unless the business was a recent topic in a report-
edstory.

SLEEPLESS IN CLEWISTON: This is about semi-trucks parking in their
yards, using your yards as some parking zone. Going down the streets
using jake brakes. When is this going to stop? Why can't they make them
take the trucks and park them in a parking lot instead of in residential
areas where people live? Where a truck cranks up at 2 a.m. and you got
to listen to it because your neighbor's trying to make a living. I have no
disregard for the guy trying to make a living, but please, take the truck and
park it somewhere else where people can sleep. Get it out of the neigh-
borhood. This is ridiculous. Clewiston is looking like Miami and the Ft.
Lauderdale areas. We've got businesses in residential areas. We've got
people with 10,000-gallon fuel tanks in Clewiston beside a fertilizer plant
in a residential area. Houses right around a 10,000-gallon fuel tank and
trucks coming in and out at 2 a.m. People can't even sleep in this town.

WHEN IS SOMETHING GOING TO BE DONE?: This is a concerned
parent calling in reference to all the parents of kids who go to Clewiston
Middle School. The school board is not doing their jobs. Kids can pass
without sufficient knowledge, my daughter was beat senseless without
no supervision in school, nothing has been done. As concerned parents
we need to do what we can for our children. Otherwise they are just
going to be passed down the line with nothing. I want something to be
done. I want people reading it in the newspaper that this has been going
on for year and the school has done nothing whatsoever.

WHATAREYOU THINKING?: Yeah, I'd like to knowwhat you people
in Clewiston are thinking. U.S. Sugar is a business. They are here to make
money. That's what businesses do. They make money. And yes, I am an
hourly employee and I am one of the ones whose jobs might be affected
by your plans. But, guess what? If it does, I'm not going to die. I'm going
to move on with my life. (Inaudible) People open your eyes and ears to
the real truth and I am a concerned Clewiston citizen, so wake up.


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Community Briefs


Katrina relief efforts
Pioneer First Baptist church is
helping with Katrina Relief For
Collins Mississippi. Only 20 per-
cent of the town and surround-
ing communities have power
even now. They are in GREAT
need of EVERYTHING! For infor-
mation, contact Debra Rourks at
983-3480 (daytime). Contact the
Church/pastor 983-0900
evenings only.
Foster parents needed
Hendry and Glades Counties
The Children Network of
Southwest Florida, the communi-
ty based care division of Camelot
Community Care,. Inc. is holding
an orientation on "How to
become a Foster parent/adoptive
parent" Wednesday, Sept. 28 at
. the Department of Childten and
Families, 485 East Cowboy Way,
LaBelle at 6 p.m. for those interest-
ed in becoming a foster/adoptive


family, please call (800) 89 family.
Book drive
The Clewiston Public Library
and the Harlem Community
Library are sponsoring a book
drive for the public libraries on the
Gulf Coast, which were hard hit by
Hurricane Katrina. We will be
accepting "gently used" and new
paperbacks and hardbacks. These
books will be sent to a warehouse
in Texas set up by the Texas
Library Association. They will
remain there and subsequently be
forwarded when the affected
libraries can accept materials. We
are also looking at sending some
of these books to a Red Cross
Shelter in Boynton Beach, which
is helping victims from Katrina.
We are working on these details
currently. For more information,
please call the Clewiston Public
Library at 983-1493 or the Harlem
Community Library at 902-3322.


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U.S. Sugar not to blame
for everything
Dear Editor:
Recent letters and speak outs
have lashed out at the company for
all manner of ills, ranging from
reduced work hours and personal
family problems to the price of
medicines, gas and electricity. We
would like to set the record straight
on the changes involved in our
sugar-milling operations as that is
the only issue mentioned which we
control.
The realities of the sugar indus-
try have changed dramatically over
the last 20 years. Global competi-
tion, as well as the increased costs
of doing business in the United
States has put many companies out
of business. For example, in the last
two years, two sugar refineries
have gone out of business. In
response, U.S. Sugar made the
decision to adapt its business oper-
ations to survive.
Some of the changes require
reducing our cost of producing
sugar by eliminating processes and
procedures that are no longer nec-
essary to the efficient growing and
processing of sugar and citrus.
While new equipment and com-
puter technology enable us to do
more work with less people, this is
certainly not unique to our compa-
ny or the sugar business. It is the
reality of business today, every-
where.
The biggest changes involve the
vertical integration of our farming,
processing and refining operations
that will allow U.S. Sugar to be one
of the lowest cost producers when
the borders open to unlimited
sugar from Mexico in 2008. This
plan started in 1998 with the open-
ing of the Clewiston Refinery and
continues with the plans to enlarge
and modernize our raw-milling
operations in Clewiston.
The new Clewiston facility will
utilize state-of-the-art technology
and be among the largest in the
world. It represents a significant
financial commitment to our busi-
ness and the community and
should enable U.S. Sugar to pro-
vide good jobs for many years to
come.
Along with the new construc-
tion, we have also modernized our
work rules and work environment-
with an emphasis on safety and
efficiency. Rather than having work
schedules that require our employ-
ees to work seven days per week as
we have traditionally done during
the harvest season and for the
Refinery, our new work schedules
(which average 43.75 hours per
week) provide our year round
workers with much needed time
off. While it has reduced overtime
hours, the "4th shift" has created
many additional job opportunities
- opportunities that we are cur-
rently advertising extensively
throughout the local community.
To help our own talented and
dedicated employees modernize
and transform our business, we
have also brought in individuals
from around the world with exten-
sive sugar experience. These peo-
ple bring with them a diversity of
skills and experiences and in some
cases specialized expertise. Such
an influx of talent and diversity is
the mark of both a vibrant compa-
ny and a vibrant community.
We realize that streamlining our
operations and automating our
facilities results in some people los-
ing their jobs and some people los-
ing overtime pay. This is a difficult
situation for many of our families
and friends in the community, but it
is surely preferable to continuing to
increase our costs, refusing to
change with the times and seeing
our company close its doors and
everyone becoming unemployed.
In closing, we have made some
tough decisions in order to position
our business for the future amid
changing markets and lower
prices. We believe that-it was the
right thing, indeed, the only thing
that will allow us to compete in the
future.
Sincerely,
Charles Shide, vice president of
Human Resources, U.S. Sugar

Remember
the POW-MIA's
To the editor:
Each year a special time is set
aside to show that we care about
the POW's-MIA and the anguish of
their families and loved ones. The
fate of these veterans is still
unknown. We think they have
been found and returned home,
but this is not true. The VFW is still
working with other organizations
to make sure that every soldier is
brought home or laid to rest at
home. The POW's-MIA should


never be forgotten. The special
POW-MIA flag should be flown not
only on the 3rd Friday in September
but everyday as a reminder.
There is a table and chair at the
VFW Post in Clewiston and other
VFW's across this great nation of
ours that symbolizes the VFW's
commitment to always remember
the brave men and women who
are still missing. These missing sol-
diers are not only from recent wars,
they are still unaccounted for from
World War II, World War I and from
earlier wars our country has


fought.
A small round table symbolizes
the frailty of one prisoner, alone,
against his oppressors and every
person's concern for him. The
white tablecloth is for the purity of
our veterans' intentions to answer
our country's call. The single white
lit candle means our homes and
hearts are waiting for their return.
The single red rose in the vase
reminds us of the families and
loved ones who keep the faith that
one day the missing veteran will
return. The red ribbon on the vase
resembles the red ribbon worn on
the lapels and breasts of thousands
who bear witness of their determi-
nation to demand a proper
accounting of all missing veterans.
A slice of lemon on the bread plate
reminds us of their bitter fate and
the salt on the plate is symbolic of
the tears as the families and loved
ones wait. The Bible represents our
faith in a higher power and the
pledge to our country founded
as one nation under God. The glass
is inverted because the veteran can-
not toast with us and the chair is
empty because he is missing.
Please remember and honor our
country's POW-MINA's on this day
and everyday.
Sincerely, Linda Meier, presi-
dentofLadiesAUxiliaiytoVFW
#4185, Clewiston.

Citizens should decide
To the editor:
We would like to ask the county
taxpayers, "Does the community
benefit from having a local hospi-
tal?" You might have seen the infor-
mation recently in the newspaper
or in your mailbox, that U.S. Sugar
Darren Smith, Rick Miller and other
concern citizens have become
interested in the affairs of the
HRMC. But you might not be aware
of when or why the company and
the others have begun the cam-
paign to reduce the size of the hos-
pital. Let's explore some possible
reasons.
It appears that U.S. Sugar
became involved when the proper-
ty taxes were raised last October to
provide the first mill age increase in
tax support for the hospital since
1992. Why? Their actions may have
more to do with U.S. Sugar than the
hospital.
Downsize, downsize, and
downsize some more is a familiar
game plan at U.S. Sugar. After the
passage of NAFTA and CAFTA leg-
islation U.S. Sugar, like the rest of
the sugar industry, must prepare to
compete with the world sugar
prices. Consequently downsizing
their workforce and automating
the sugar manufacturing process
appears to be their strategy to stay
competitive.
Just recently U.S. Sugar adver-
tised new employee positions for
$12.57/hour for new refinery work-
ers and in the same ad suggested
that downsizing Bryant and Clewis-
ton mils would continue. If one
assumes that pay for U.S. Sugar
employees averaged somewhere
around $12.57/hour, downsizing
their workforce by 50 percent, from
2,200 employees several years ago
to 1,100 employees in the future,
might potentially save U.S. Sugar.
$29 million year.
Cutting employees by 50 per-
cent and going to automation
might work for sugar processing,
but does it work in the hospital?
More specifically, can the hospital
replace employees with automa-
tion and provide 24-hour/day per-
sonal services?
Ask yourself why did Robert
Coker recommended reducing the.
size of HRMC but advertised his
support for a new facility in Belle
Glade? Perhaps it has to do more
with concern for U.S. Sugar's
increase in taxes in Hendry County
while experiencing negligible
increase in Palm Beach County.
U.S. Sugar is simultaneously
going through a multi-million dol-
lar expansion in Hendry County
while planning to shut down their
Bryant sugar mill in Palm Beach
County. Consequently they will be
able to reduce tax liability in Palm
Beach County while they experi-
ence increasing tax liability in
Hendry County.
What does the annual tax liabili-
tyto support the hospital in Hendry
County potentially mean for U.S.
Sugar? It is estimated that U.S.
Sugar now pays approximately $9
million annually in Hendry County
as the county's largest taxpayer.
Rates may vary between county
and city mill age rate of 21.068 to
25.3923, so 3.1 mils of that $9 mil-
lion tax bill might allocate $1.0-$1.3
million for tax support for HRMC.
Consequently, for every 10 percent
the hospital is downsized, the tax
liability for U.S. Sugar might poten-


tially be reduced by $130,000 or
$680,000 per year if a 50-percent
reduction is achieved. Darren
Smith has published, advertised
that cutting taxes could save him as
much as $120,000 per year. Rick
Miller has expressed concern
about competition from doctors if
the hospital continues to add more
doctors to their staff. What does the
impact of downsizing the hospital
mean to the average community
taxpayer?
In 2003, a home valued at
$150,000 was taxed at $312, which
included Homestead Exemption


adjustments. (This tax was based
on the 2.5 mill rate from 1992) to
support uncompensated care, in
2004 the hospital increased the mill
rate to 3.1, which meant a total tax-
able amount of $387.50 per year -
a difference of $75.50.
Is the loss of the community's
full-service hospital worth $387.50
per year to the average taxpayer?
HRMC currently operates 24-
hour Inpatient, Emergency Room,
Blood Bank, Laboratory, Pharma-
cy, Radiology, Respiratory, Inpa-
tient Surgery, Outpatient Surgery,
Physical Therapy, and Chemother-
apy and other medical services.
However with the elimination of
key departments, the hospital
would no longer meet state hospi-
tal certification requirements and
consequently would no longer
qualify for Medicare and Medicaid
reimbursements, in this situation
the hospital would be forced to
close.
Ask yourself, how Clewiston
would be perceived without a full-
service hospital? Surely HRMC
would be happy to provide you
with any additional information
you need to understand this issue
from an objective point of view.
This is an issue that you as the
community served by the hospital
must decide. This is not a decision
you should allow U.S. Sugar to
make foryou so that "Uncle Sugar"
can reduce its tax bill!


By the way, Ric
planned that Hendry
Center has not adve:
that they take care of
cannot pay. Ask y
would he want more
to go to HFCC?
Conceded

Thinking of the
Hurricane Katrina
no joke;
Ask the people of
-you know the coui
Forewarn they w
didn't care;
It will be a little wa
from there.
Like two thieves i
hit so fast;
By the turn of day
seen was bodies ever
Children floating o
tress; not knowing th
live;
God sent them do
He said, ."My child
still."
They hit the shore
woman came forth,"
she said.
"My Lord told me s
The children are
because of Mrs. Moor
She's a lady that
door.
She lives in Moor
they're safe for sure.


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number one pr
Dear Editor:
At U.S. Sugar, w
selves on offering a co
range of employee be
rank in the top 23 perc
al companies. Of th
we offer one of the be
plans available, w
employees to see tl
their choice. Workers
tion is another aspect
health care we take ve
It has been menti(
accounts that U.S. Su
with the Hendry Regi
Center's Board has h
on where the compa
workers' compensate
truth is any emplo
injured on the job rec
ent and appropriate i


In some cases, Hendry Regional
Medical Center's Emergency
Room is the most. appropriate
place for treatment. In other
instances, a visit to the emergency
room is not necessary and U.S.
Sugar has selected two regional
facilities for the treatment of non-
emergency work related injuries.
These private medical centers
provide our employees with excel-
lent medical care and customer
service. Additionally, they have a
keen understanding of the nui-
sances of the workers' compensa-
tion process and have proven to be
excellent case managers; making
sure our employees receive the
proper treatment and that they
return to work when they are able.
Unfortunately, this was not the
case with Corporate Health Care as
administered by HRMC. U.S. Sugar
was simply dissatisfied with the
level of service that employees and
the company were receiving and
the way Corporate Health was
managing cases. As is our preroga-
tive, we took our business else-
where, where we could build a
partnership and provide the best
health care possible for our num-
ber one asset- our employees.
Sincerely, Biyan Cross, Human
Resources benefits manager, U.S.
Sugar.

Good health care is


:k has com- more important
y Family Care
rtised enough Dear Editor,
f patients who I have recently been released
ourself, why after an eight-day stay in Hendry
poor patients Regional Medical Center following
elective surgery. Many people
citizen, Gayle. questioned my decision, but I was
pleased to have my surgery at our
e victimiS local hospital, and'can.favorably
compare my treatment with that
a; she wasn't which my mother received two
years ago at Lee Memorial Hospi-
New Orleans tal. The fact that the facility was
entry folks. close and convenient for my family
vas, but they was certainly a plus. That I had a
skilled and caring surgeon and
ter, we can go competent staff taking care of me
was even more important.
n the night, it At my job as Health Science
Instructor at Clewiston High
light; all was School, I take my students into
where. almost every department of
Dn an air mat- Hendry Regional Medical Centerto
at they would complete job shadowing. In that
capacity, I have been privy to many
wn that river; things the general public does not
en please be see. In the past nine years, I have
not seen anything that made me
in Ft. Myers, a think that our hospital does not
I want them," provide good care.
The building is old. I am well
so." aware of that. During my high
safe at last, school years (1969-71) I spent
e, a Christian. more than 300 hours volunteering
opened her there, as a part of the Candy Striper
program that was then in place.
*e Haven and Because of my familiarity with the
facility, I feel comfortable and per-
MaiyShelton haps do not see the age of the
building as the same problem oth-.
ployees ers do. I see the caring staff as being
more important.
iority I do not know much about the
hospital's finances and will not try
ie pride our- to do someone else's job by pre-
imprehensive tending to, but I do know quality
benefits, which health care when I see and experi-
:ent of nation- ence it. I have not worked in the
ose benefits, field of nursing for a long time, but I
st health care believe my years working on the
vhich allow surgical specialties unit at Shands
he doctor of Hospital at the University of Florida,
s' compensa- and my bachelor's and master's
of employee degrees in nursing provide me with
ryseriously. a solid foundation on which to
oned in press base my opinions.
igar's dispute I hope those who are creating
ional Medical negative publicity towards the hos-
ad an impact pital realize that quality, profession-
my sends its al health care is at stake. Our hospi-
on cases. The tal does provide good care, and it
yee who is would be a shame to deprive the
-eives expedi- community of this service.
medical care. Maiy Corbin Thomas, MSN, RN


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Warrant pulled
In the Sept. 15 issue of the
.Clewiston News, Glades County
Democrat, and The Sun, Crimestop-
pers announced they were seeking
one Arnold Dale Buchanan.
This information was received
Sept. 9 and subsequently ran in the
following edition of our newspa-
pers. As of Sept. 13, the warrant for
Mr. Buchanan was pulled.


BELLE GLADE Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office in part-
nership with Palm Beach County
Safe' Kids Coalition (A Multi-
Agency Task force) is hosting a
child passenger safety event to
protect every child!
Too many children are riding
in vehicles unprotected from
serious injury or death. Accord-
ing to the National Highway Traf-


fic Safety Administration, chil-
dren should be in the back seat
until their 13th birthday.
Unfortunately, too many chil-
dren are being killed or seriously
injured by riding in the front seat
in front of an airbag and not
property restrained.
More than 96% of all child
safety seats in Palm Beach Coun-
ty are used incorrectly and more


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even have the proper seat.
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Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
reports are not an indication of
guilt. Any persons listed can
contact the newspaper to pub-
lish the final disposition of their
case.
Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment arrest report
Sept. 5: Clifford Bostic, 42,
Child Abuse
Louis J. Lutfey, 28, Sale of
Cocaine warrant
DeWayne Homsby, 21, Bat-
tery, resisting officer without vio-
lence
Sept. 6: Bleance Madsen, 38,
Failure to appear warrant/driving
while license suspended or
revoked '
Sept. 7: Fabian R. Nation, 44,
Possession of Marijuana over 20
grams, Possession of Marijuana
with intent to sell
Jessie Summerall, 34,
Domestic Battery, Child Abuse,
Ephone Kelly, 48, Felony Bat-
tery


Juvenile, 13, Petit Theft, Loi-
tering and Prowling, resisting
officer without violence
Shatara Dukes, 32, Battery
Sept. 9: Robert F. Bishop, 44,
Disorderly Conduct
Sept. 10: Juvenile, 16, Posses-
sion of a concealed firearm, flee-
ing and attempting to Elude,
grand theft firearm.
Sept. 11: Ockeda Pierre, 20,
violation of injunction
Marcus Brown, 30, violation
of supervised release
Sept 12: Robert Morgan,42
Violation of Probation- Warrant
Robert Lee Johnson, 48, Fail-
ure to Appear-Warrant Traffic
Robert Jerkins, Jr., 28,
Domestic Battery.
Telaro A. Pringle, 20, Domes-
tic Battery
Sept. 13: Patricia. Coleman,
47, Burglary
Sept. 14: Lorie Ann Knight,
37, Possession of Drug Parapher-
nalia
Sept.15: Juvenile, 16, Corrup-
tion by Threat of a Public Official


Robbery suspect sought


PALM BEACH Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
is seeking the public's assis-
tance with locating Lindell
Bush, black male, DOB:.
8/21/77, approximately 5'1 1"
and 160 lbs who resides in
Belle Glade and West Palm
Beach is wanted on a warrant
for Strong Arm Robbery and
Grand Theft. Bush is also
wanted for questioning for a
burglary that occurred at Moss
Towing, located in South Bay
on Sept. 10, 2005. Several
computers and electronics
were stolen.


If anyone I
has infor-
mation
regarding
this burgla-
ry or the
where- '
about of
Lindell Bush
they are
encouraged Lindell
to contact Bush
Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office, Detec-
tive Joseph Scarso at (561)
996-1665 or Crime Stoppers at
1-800-458-TIPS.


Juvenile, 16, Grand Theft
Juvenile, 17, Grand Theft
Sept. 16: Cassandra Sharpe,
32, Violation of Probation-War-
rant/Forgery Checks
Violation of Probation-War-
rant, Possession of Cocaine
Sept. 18: Blake Evans, 39,
Aggravated Assault with a Dead-
lyWeapon
Vinnishia Jones, 20, Vandal-
ism
Glades County Sheriff's
Office arrest report
Sept 4: Mariela Gabor, 30, of
Buckhead Ridge was arrested by
Deputy Wane Stripling on the
charge of Battery (domestic vio-
lence. She was later ROR'ed.
* Sept. 5: Heath Halley, 32, of
Moore Haven was arrested by
Deputy Don Salo on the charge
of leaving scene of accident with
property damage, DUI and flee-
ing/eluding law enforcement
officer. He was later released on
!a $1,000 cash bond.
Sept. 6: Debra Cottom, 25, of
LaBelle was arrested by. Deputy
Donald Crosswell on two active
warrants for VOP. She remains
in custody with bond set at
$2,500.
Jonnie Caswell, 33, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active war-
rant for VOP. He was, later
ROR'ed.
Sept. 7: Oscar Alarcon, 46, of
Hialeah was arrested by Detec-
tive Terence Deese on the charge
of Possession of Cocaine. He
was later released on a $10,000
surety bond.
Donald Brown, Jr., 44, of
Lakeport was arrested by
Deputy Holly Ramsey on the
charges of battery and violation
of injunction. He remains in cus-
tody with bond set at $2,000.
Jessica Lucas, 28, of Lakeport


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was arrested by Sgt. David
Hardin on the charges of Battery.
She remains in custody with
bond set at $1,500.
Charlene Hunsinger, 33, of
Okeechobee was arrested by
SPD Officer Vanessia Koloske on
an active Okeechobee County
warrant. She was later released
on a $10,000 surety bond.
Marilyn Parker, 34, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt.
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Violation of injunction. She was
later ROR'ed.
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Officer Vanessia Koloske on an
active Okeechobee County war-
rant. She was later released on a
$500 surety bond..
Sept 8: Donald Brown, Jr. of
Lakeport, was arrested by
Deputy Holly Ramsey on the
charge of warrant for VOP. He
remains in. custody with bond
set at $2,000.
Sept. 9: Ryan John Osceola,
28, of Okeechobee was arrested
by SPD Officer Garrison on an
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Ruben Villeda, 27, of Cres-
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Detective Terence Deese on the
charges of Kidnap minor/inter-
fere with custody and Sexual
Assault. He was later released on
a $125,000 surety bond.
I Sept. 10: Anthony Gadson of
Bradenton was arrested by
Deputy Jason Griner on an
active warrant for FTA. He
remains in custody on a $1,000
bond.
Edward Bedell, 45, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Ron-
nie Baker on the charge of Loi-
tering or prowling. He was later
released on a $500,cash bond.


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Big Lake Radio

Club to host visit


CLEWISTON Tom
Kochheiser, the Hendry County
Emergency Manager will visit the
Big Lake Amateur Radio Club
Monday, Sept. 26 to speak on the
need for volunteers as part of the
Hendry County Emergency Pre-
paredness needs.
The meeting will beheld at'
Saint Martin's Episcopal Church,
207 North W.C, Owens Avenue in
Clewiston. All persons who are
interested in emergency commu-
nications are invited whether
they are licensed communicators
or not. The purpose of this regular
meeting of the Radio Club is to
seek interested persons who
would be willing to help out dur-
ing disasters, natural or man-
made in the area of communica-
tions at the different shelters in the


Clewiston area.
The community will need per-
sons to operate radios from the
shelters to the Emergency Opera-
tions Center and will provide
training and equipment.
This is a chance to be of serv-
ice during a hurricane or other
disasters when the usual means
of getting the word out, or com-
municating is not operational.
Persons in the Clewiston area can
meet with Mr. Kochheiser at the
regular meeting on Monday, Sept.
26 at 7:30 p.m., as well as learn of
the work of the Big Lake Amateur
Radio Club, for further informa-
tion or questions, contact Hendry
County Emergency Management
at 983-1594 or Sam Thomas,
W3ALE, PIO for the radio club.


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Glades royalty helps

youngest victims


BELLE GLADE The 2005
Harvest Queen, Amy Hooker
joined efforts with Wachovia
Bank, in Belle Glade branch to
collect items for Hurricane Kat-
rina survivors. Amy said that
she focused on babies who had
gone through this terrible
ordeal mainly because of her
13-month-old cousin Elizabeth
Smith.
Amy said that her cousin
Elizabeth had to survive last
year's South Florida hurricanes
when she was only a few
weeks old and realizes how


much is needed to help main-
tain babies during such difficult
times.
Amy and the -employees of
Wachovia Bank collected dia-
pers, formula, food, wet ones,
water, medicine baby bottles,
toddler cups, and teething
items. Amy would like to thank
her aunt, Wanda Smith and
Nudi Ruiz of Wachovia Bank for
all the help given to her. Amy, a
senior at Glades Day School, is
the daughter of Jeff Hooker of
Belle Glade and Rilean Hooker
of Moore Haven.


BELLE GLADE -When Miracle
Temple Ministries, located on 715 in
Belle Glade, launches its "40 Days of
Purpose Campaign" Sept. 25, it will
join a worldwide network of thou-
sands of churches.
Inspired by remarkable stories of
spiritual renewal and growth, an
estimated 13,000 churches from 60
denominations have experienced
the purpose-driven phenomena
inspired by a California pastor's
best-selling book.
Pastor Nichols said, "This will be
the most significant period of Per-
sonal spiritual growth in the history
of the church. The 40 days will
involve weekend services, small
group video studies, daily inspira-
tional readings, and Scripture mem-
ory verses. If you would like to join a
group it's not too late. Everyone is
invited to attend the services. The
focus will include Spiritual growth,
and church health. We are believing
God to create bonds of friendship in
the groups and beyond the 40 Days
of Purpose Campaign."
During the 40 Days of Purpose
Campaign at Miracle Temple, the
truths about God's five purposes for
people worship, fellowship, dis-
cipleship, ministry, and evangelism


-will be communicated repeated-
ly in the following ways: An all-
church Simulcast seminar; weekly
message by the pastor; a personal.
or family daily devotional reading; a
weekly Scripture memoryverse that
everyone memorizes; a weekly
small group or Sunday school les-
son.
"People will hear about God's
purposes for their lives in many dif-
ferent formats," Pastor Nichols said.
"This will allow for the truths to sink
deeper into hearts, which is essen-
tial for any permanent life change.
Knowing your purpose gives your
life meaning, simplicity, and motiva-
tion. It also prepares you for eternity.
In Revelation 4:11 the Bible tells us
that God created everything and it's
for His pleasure that they exist and
were created."
Pastor Nichols and the congre-
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churches around the world would
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School Happenings


Central
Elementary School
The Book Fair is going on at
Central Elementary School.
Tonight, Sept. 22, the Book Fair
will be open from 5:30-7 p.m.
Make this a family affair where
your family can shop together and
enjoy refreshments. We would
also invite you to help build our
classroom libraries by purchasing
books and donating them to your
child's class through the Class-
room Wish List program. The


Book Fair will end.the next day on
Friday, Sept. 23.
We need parent
volunteers
We need parents to help with
our annual Chili Bingo to be held
Oct. 13. Letters have been sent
home and will be sent home
again for parents to volunteer to
help. We cannot make this a suc-
cessful evening unless we have
parent participation.
Proceeds go to adding more


playground equipment. Come by
and look at the new playground
and workout station in front of
our school. That day, Oct. 13, will
be a half day for students and Fri-
day is a teacher workday so you
won't have to worry about the
children being out too late.
After School Program is up
and running. Monday and
Wednesday is for 1st, 2nd, and
3rd grade students, Tuesdays and
Thursday for 4th and 5th grade.
Chorus is also held on these days
for the same grade levels. Scrab-


ble Club for the 4th and 5th
grades is on Wednesdays and 3rd
grade is on Wednesdays.
Media/TV Club will start soon and
be held on Monday's and
Wednesday's.
Priority is for students to attend
the FCAT sessions. All students
are required to be on their best
behavior for After School activi-
ties. Bus stop locations are differ-
ent than their regular stop, but is
as close as possible. If you have
any questions, please call the
transportation department.


School Briefs


Fiftieth reunion
planned
Clewiston High School's Class
of,1956 is planning their 50th year
class reunion next June. Tentative
plans call for a brunch at Roland
Martin's, Saturday morning, June
24, 2006. There will be activities
during the day and a dinner at the
Country Club that night. The Class
of 1955 and the Class' of 1957 are
also invited to join the celebration.
Cub Scout meetings
Cub Scout Pack 667 meets
every Thursday in the Clewiston
Youth Center at 6:30 p.m., and has
room for more members. Come


Chamber,
Continued From Page 1
CAFTA and the effects of the law
in the local community.
The Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce's new offices on 108
Central Avenue will allow the new
programs to become a reality, said
Egan-Wyer. The historic building
will be shared with the Clewiston
Museum, thus allowing a great


check us out. Currently, we are
building go-carts. Parents are invit-
ed and encouraged to come. Call
Angie at the Youth Center for more
information.
Free diabetes
education classes
Free Diabetes Education classes
are being offered at Hendry
Regional Medical Center. Call Toni
at 983-1123 for more information.
Friday Nights Lights
Evangel Church Assembly of
God Outreach Center is open from
7-10 p.m. every Friday to all 7-12
grade students in our community.


complement for the chamber's'
Sugarland Tours program, which
will be able to directly use the
museum and enjoy the exhibits
housed there when the museum
is opened.
"The Chamber of Commerce
wants to be a visible, useful
resource for the public," said
Egan-Wyer. "We are a center for
community information, and
enjoy serving as a welcome center
for visitors and incoming resi-
dents," he said.


Activities available include basket-
ball, three play station 2 units,
music, and games. Snack bar with
great prizes is open each night.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an indi-
vidual feeling helpless and out of
control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free counsel-
ing, assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide by
calling (800) 468-6933 or logging
onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late.Call Nar-
conon now.


The recent resignation by for-
mer Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director Paul
Preston was purely voluntary,
according to Egan-Wyer. The res-
ignation was not expected by the
chamber, which insisted that alle-
gations that the director was
asked to resign were "absolutely
untrue". According to Egan-Wyer
and the chamber, Preston's resig-
nation cited health concerns.
In, addition, the former cham-
ber board president, K.T. Wind-


Stop the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and sex-
ual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the
council or, for information about
meeting dates and times, please call
Abuse Council and Treatment,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT):
(863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to
speak with an advocate.


ham, has also recently resigned,
and will be replaced by Egan-
Wyer, who was previously the
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ing samples of just about every
pie on the menu and also provid-
ed some of those great fried green
tomatoes for all to enjoy.
Also, while in LaBelle a quick
stop was made for a sampling of a
Cuban Sandwich and Caf scOn
Leche. provided compliments of
Cuban Sahnwiches Plus. Many-of
the writers had rne-r.4ampled
Cuban food. Needless to say, they
were requesting cafe con leche
the remainder of the trip and the
sandwich was delicious.
In Felda, Buddy Taylor of Gator
Hammock provided a demonstra-
tion on selection and preparation
of.Swamp Cabbage. Also, several
sauces and spices were available
for tasting, as part of a wonderful
cracker-style lunch consisting of
pulled BBQ pork sandwiches and
all the trimmings including a
mango-guava desert. Gator Ham-
mock also provided aluminum
gift buckets, which included their
gator sprinkle, gator sauce,' and
several recipes.
Clewiston
Day two of the tour brought
the writers to Clewiston for an air-
boat ride on beautiful Lake Okee-
chobee, compliments of Captain
Terry Garrels. Two of the writers,
Sheila Callahan and Emilia Mink,
opted for an early fishing trip,
compliments of Roland & Mary.
Ann Martin's Marina, fishing
licenses compliments of Florida's
Freshwater Frontier. They were
delighted to catch several bass in
the range of 5-6 pounds while
writers Karen Eakins and Carla
Waldemar opted for a spectacular
sunrise bike ride on the LOST
(Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail).
Also, what would a visit to Clewis-
ton be without a catfish dinner at


the Tiki Bar compliments of Mary


the Tiki Bar compliments of Mary
Ann Martin.
Big Cypress
Earlier Tuesday, Cindy Malin of
the Big Cypress Seminole Indian
Reservation provided Swamp
Buggy Eco Tours, an airboat tour,
and swamp critter shows cour-
tesy of Billie's Swamp Safari. The
group toured the renowned Ah-
Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, and lunched
.a[ the Swamp- W.ater Caf-- the
SeminoleBurgerwasabig hit!
Hotel accommodations for
three nights were provided along
with breakfast daily, compliments
of Ms. Krista Hill of the Clewiston
Inn. A scrumptious dinner with an
absolutely beautiful presentation
was provided by the Clewiston
Inn, prepared by Chef Tim
Grayson (former Chef at Churchill
Downs), on Tuesday night, fol-
lowed by local history lesson,
courtesy of Hunter Latham in the
historic Everglades Lounge.,
Glades County
Day three of the tour brought
the writers to gloriously natural
Glades County, where they
enjoyed a canoe trip on Fisheat-
ing Creek, courtesy of Fisheating
Creek Campground. Tom Gaskins
III gave a history of the Cypress
Knee Museum, a time-honored
tourist attraction, which is hoping
,to make a comeback. Grant Steel-
man of Florida's Fish & Game
Commission gave a brief orienta-
tion on the eco system and the
creek area and plans to open a
hiking trail to Fort Center. Lunch
was provided compliments of
Joyner Development.
Next on tap was a guided tour
through Vanishing Species, Palm-
dale, compliments of owner Jeff
Harrod. A sanctuary for lions,
tigers and even alligator snapping
turtles. Vanishing Species also
boasts a gift shop and museum of


artifacts collected over the years.
Okeechobee
Day four of the tour brought
the writers to Okeechobee where
Sue Arnold treated the group to a
tour of Arnolds Wildlife Rehabili-
tation Center. The group especial-
ly enjoyed touring the butterfly
garden, which is being expanded
to accommodate scores of butter-
flies.
. The next stop was the Ft.,
Drum Crystal Mine, where owner
Eddie Rucks, owner, set-up dis-
plays of calcite and fossils in his
home dining room (due to weath-
er). He explained how he found
the mine and his future intentions
for use of the land, i.e., opening a
campground with mining oppor-
tunities, with all amenities. The
weather temporarily cleared and
they went to the mine. Mr. Rucks
showed everyone what to look
for and helped a few of the writers
find really beautiful pieces. He
gave samples to all (some of the
whole shells with calcite sell for
about $200 each). He helped the
writers' cleanup their finds. Every-
one enjoyed meeting Mr. Rucks
and had a great time mining.
Anyone interested in visiting
attractions listed in this article -
contact the local Chamber of
Commerce or TDC for attraction
area:
Glades County EDC (863) 227-
2438
Hendry County TDC (877) 693-
4372
Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce (863 -983-7979
LaBelle Chamber of Com-,
merce (863) 675-0125
Okeechobee Tourist Develop-
ment Council (800) 871-4403 ,
Pahokee Chamber of Com-
merce (561) 924-5579
Florida's Freshwater Frontier
(Region) (800) 467-4540


BUDGET SUMMARY

PORT LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE PORT
LABELLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT ARE 18.44% MORE
THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
GENERAL FUND
CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD 55,000
ESTIMATED REVENUES
Taxes ad valorem (millage 2.4745) 416,800
Intergovernment Revenue 51,300
Interest Income 5,700
Rental Income 13,200
Miscellances Revenues 8.500
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 495.500
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES 550.500
EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES
Board of Supervisors 6,000
Administration Department 139,500
Finance Department 10,000
Road Department 246,700
Mosquito Control 18,700
Culture/Recreation Department 44,600
Capital Outlay 65,000
Contingency Fund-Reserves 20.000
TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND RESERVES 550.500
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the Port
LaBelle Commuxinity Development District.


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THE PORT LARELLR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy.,...........$275,427


B. Less tax reductions due to Value


Adjustment Board and otherL


assessment changes......................'$ 5,347


C. Actual property tax levy,,.............. $270,080


This year's proposed tax levy.*...................$433,127




This tax increase is applicable to:

Hendry and Glades Counties

All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on:

Monday, September 26, 2005

5:30 PM.

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The Center for Independent
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efforts, until further notice. Please
contact Tera or Linda at the Cen-
ter for Independent Living located
in Charlotte County, (941) 766-
8333, for more information.
Family caregiver
support
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings provide an
opportunity to become involved
in an informational or discussion
forum, for family caregivers.
Meetings begin promptly at 4


p.m. and ends at 5 p.m., at the
various locations: LaBelle (675-
1446) 2nd Wednesday each
month, Clewiston 983-7088 -
3rd Wednesday each month and
Moore Haven (946-1821) 4th
Wednesday each month. Please
call Gloria Slater, program coordi-
nator, if, more information is
needed or if you have questions.
Insurance counseling
with a trained SHINE
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available every Wednesday morn-
ing free of charge at Nobles Cen-
ter in LaBelle and at the Senior
Connections office in Moore
Haven. Legal help from Florida


Rural Legal Services is available at
the Nobles Senior Center in
LaBelle on the second Wednes-
day of each month from 9:30-
11:30 am. Please call 675-1446 to
make appointment.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action of
Hendry/Glades continues it
expansion. If you have a desire to
make a difference in someone's
life by volunteering, please call
Gloria Slater, at 675-1446 for more
information.
No more funds
Funds are no longer available
to assist with hurricane disaster
related repairs. However, if you


are having housing issues, other
resources may be available. For
specific problems and questions,
please call 675-1446 for LaBelle,
983-7088 for Clewiston and 946-
1821 for Moore Haven.
Concert re-scheduled
Faith in Action of LaBelle has
rescheduled its 2nd Community
Pride Concert for Oct. 23. It was
reluctantly cancelled due to the
storm threat, on the weekend of
Aug. 28. We apologize for any
inconvenience this might have
caused, and look forward to see-
ing you there. For additional infor-
mation about this event please
contact LaSheba Travis at 674-
4056, ext. 138 or Martha Pierce at
675-0334.


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Pioneer 4-H Clubs will be hav-
ing a multi-family yard sale Satur-
day, Sept. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 1 at
the Pioneer Community Center. If
you have items you would like to
bring and sell for yourself, space is
available for a fee of $5. 4-Her's will
have hot dogs, chips and sodas for
sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for
$2. If you would like to reserve a
space or need more information
please call Pat Bosley at 983-9544.
Adult sewing class
A sewing class for adults is
being offered at the Pioneer Com-
munity Center starting on Thurs-
day, Oct. 6, from 7-9 p.m. If you
would like to sign up please call Pat
Bosley at 983-9544.
4-H
The new 4-H year has begun, if
you have children (between the
ages of 8-18) who have not
enrolled yet and wish to participate
this year, please have them attend


one of the meetings listed in the
Pioneer calendar and get an enroll-
ment form or call the extension
office at 674-4092 or 983-1598 and
find out what other clubs are being
offered. If they wish to do a market
animal, (hog or steer), they must
be enrolled before Oct. 1.
Pioneer Calendar
Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5p.m.community cen-
ter.
Saturday, Sept. 24, 4-H Yard
sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., community
center.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m. community cen-
ter.
Saturday, Oct. 1,4-H Yard sale, 8
a.m. 3 p.m., community center.
Monday, Oct. 3, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Thursday, Oct.6, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Thursday, Oct.6, Adult Sewing
class, 7-9 p.m., community center.


Monday, Oct.10, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Monday, Oct. 10, Homeowners
meeting 7 p.m., community center.
Monday, Oct. 10, Neighbor-
hood Watch meeting, 8 p.m., com-
munity center
Thursday, Oct. 13, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Thursday, Oct.13, Adult Sewing
class, 7-9 p.m., community center.
Friday Oct. 14, Pioneer 4-H
Small Animal Club 3:30-5 p.m.,
community center.
Monday, Oct. 17 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Thursday, Oct.20, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30 -5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Thursday, Oct.20 Adult Sewing
class, 7-9 p.m., community center.
Friday, Oct. 21, Pioneer 4-H
Dairy Goat Club 3:30-5, communi-
ty center.
Monday, Oct. 24, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m. community cen-


ter.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Thursday, Oct.27, Adult Sewing
class, 7-9 p.m., community center.
Saturday, October 29, Pioneer
Community Halloween Party,
community center
Monday, Oct.31, 4-H Sewing
club, 3:30-5 p.m., community cen-
ter.
Birthdays and
Anniversaries
Birthday wishes to Mark Antho-
ny Herrera, and Tyla Bebon, Sept.
22; Ashley Woosley, Sept. 23; Jay
Devericks, Jr., Sept. 24; Jamie
Gromberg, Sept. 25; Alyssa Patter-
son, Sept. 26; Dawn Roles, Sept.
28; David Bosley, Sept.30.
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get this community involved and
it's important that both sides of the
county are represented."
The group is in its infancy and
the press conference was held pri-
marily to announce the formation,
but has already formed a mission
statement, which reads, "Seeks to
raise awareness and encourage
strong citizen involvement and
effective action to address the seri-
ous financial and leadership issues
facing our county's only communi-
ty hospital, to ensure its stability
and safeguard the physical and
economic health of our communi-
ty."'
The statement also points out
five measures in which to complete
this goal.
Create a unified approach to
problem solving.
Inform and educate the citi-
zens of Hendry County.
Guide a positive and construc-
tive community dialogue.
Stimulate citizen participa-


tion.
Create a talent pool for future
elections.
Unification across the board is a
positive goal, stimulating citizen
participation and creating a talent
pool for future elections may be the
biggest two challenges within the
mission statement, according to
those present.
That's why Mr. Smith has issued
a challenge to political leaders
within the county to draft the assis-
tance to two qualified people each
and many of those leaders are tak-
ing on that challenge. Mr. McCarthy
was the only to address the crowd
in publicly throwing his support
into the movement. However,
County Commissioner Janet Tay-
lor, as well as city commission
members and LaBelle commis-
sioners were said to offer their sup-
port as well.
-The Citizens to $ave our Hospi-
tal group is pledging this campaign
will remain a positive approach to
resolving any remaining issues.
"The hospital weaves its way
through our life, no matter what we
do," said Mr. Smith. "For that rea-


son, we cannot allow this to on the
way it has. We are not getting
where we can be, but can get there
by approaching it in a different
way."
Mr. Smith used the "Edison
Approach" to clarify his meaning,
which is to keep trying until you
have success.
"All this is going to take is to
bring everyone to the table to com-
municate," he said. "And to find
people in the community who
have a good, clear commitment to
get involved who have a passion
for this kind of commitment."
The general consensus of those
in attendance agreed that now was
the time to fall back and regroup
from the recent negativity sur-
rounding the hospital's financial
condition, as well as expressing
concern as to this group separating
itself from U.S. Sugar.
"I'm only going to get involved
in this if this is a backing up from
the Blue Ribbon Committee," said
Commissioner McCarthy. "This is
going take the whole community. I
won't be involved in finger pointing
and I only agreed to be a part of this


group because of its positive
approach."
Commissioner McCarthy reiter-
ated that this conference was just
an announcement that a group
was forming and that the challenge
was laid out to recruit quality peo-
ple into creating a positive
approach to the problems at hand,
but also said, "Anybody else willing
to step up to the plate is certainly
invited to get involved," he said.
An announcement in the near
future is expected as to when the
group will meet next and in the
coming weeks plans on holding
town hall meetings in their quest to
inform the public while holding
scheduled public meetings with
the hospital board to create an
open, honest, positive dialogue.
In the meantime, the hospital
has just paid a $20,000 fee for a
consultant who is currently helping
the hospital with its strategic plan,
which has been pledged to be
released within the next eight
weeks.
Much will depend on the out-
come of that strategic plan and this
group is moving quickly to form in


INI/Mark Young
Darren Smith, a former member of the Blue Ribbon Commit-
tee, publicly disassociated himself from U.S. Sugar during an
announcement of a new group that pledges full cooperation
and 100-percent positive efforts. Mr. Smith has gained politi-
cal backing in the formation of this group.
order to work with the consultant, tal built and that the projected
as well. growth rate of Hendry County over
But many in the audience, the next 10 years should include a
including Mr. McCarthy said their new hospital in Clewiston, as well
ultimate goal is to see a new hospi- as one in LaBelle.


Hospital.
Continued From Page 1
required to treat patients with com-
plete disregard to the patient's abili-
ty to pay their bills.
According to HRMC Director of
Human Resources and Public
Affairs Rodney Larson, it is HRMC's
responsibility and obligation to do
just that and until Hendry County
experiences the financial growth of
other communities, the problems
, aren't going to change in the short
term, but will in the future.
"This hospital is in a county that
not only has the highest unemploy-
ment rate in the state, but some 42
percent of its residents have no
insurance at all," said Mr. Larson.
With changes to the
Medicaid/Medicare system, passed
in the halls of Congress, and with
Hendry County's growth expecting
to attract a more financially secure
population, Quorum insists that the
future outlook for the hospital is
very good. Mr. Braccino said that
the hospital just needs to survive
until that point.
"Part of the issue is that you
can't change the environment in
which the hospital is in," said Mr.
Braccino. "But it's going to get bet-
ter with Congress passing the last
Medicare package. Prior to that,
hospitals were taking a big loss and
rural hospitals like this one were,


Citizen
Continued From Page 1
then called to active duty, and
released with an honorable dis-1
charge at Cherry Point, N.C. in
February 1963 with the rank of
sergeant and recommended for
reenlistment.
His interest in engineering led
him to early membership at the
university in the Florida Student
Branch of the American Society of
Agricultural Engineers where he
served as president and vice-presi-
dent. He was a member of the
Baptist Student Union where he
was president of the Baptist men
on campus and a member of the
Baptist Union Council and presi-
dent of the Georgia Seagle Coop-
erative Board.
Mr. Jones retired from the posi-
tion of Director, Engineering Plan-
ning for the United States Corpo-
ration in June 2000 where he
served in a career he loved for 36
years. During his tenure at USSC
he was praised by then USSC Pres-
ident J. Nelson Fairbanks for his
participation in the SWIM Plan, a
plan to revitalize the Everglades
preserve which consisted.of the
farm communities south of Lake
Okeechobee and included sugar
cane acreage vital to the economy.
of the area.
Married to the former Kay
Fleming for 37 years, they made
their home in Clewiston where


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closing all over the country."
Medicare/Medicaid and indigent
patient care were cited as the two
most common financial problems
facing HRMC that quite simply was,
"creating capital starvation."
"We are here to look at those
economic factors, he said.
Quorum's primary message
was that this is not a HRMC prob-
lem anymore than the downswing
in inpatient care is.
"You have to look at the industry
as a whole," said Mr. Braccino:
"These same problems are affect-
ing rural hospitals across the coun-
try. It's a national trend."
Quorum is looking at the future
of Hendry County's economic
demographics and sees positive
things down the road, as the poten-
. tial of an increased tax base will
ease the burden of current taxpay-
ers across the county. Also, when
looking at the number, and quality,
of developments planned within
the county, it is expected to attract
people who have the ability to "pay
their bills."
The tax issue, which Quorum
representatives believe sparked the
recent controversy and negative
feedback from U.S. Sugar, should
be a mute point, according to Quo-
rum and Mr. Larson who pointed
out that even though the hospital
had the authority to raise taxes at
any time, has not done so in 10
years.


Mrs. Jones taught school and both
entered into community service in
the community. There entire fami-
ly was very involved in service at
First United Methodist Church. Mr.
Jones sometimes joke d that he
had served in every office at the
church except as president of the
United Methodist Women. He was
most recently involved in fund
raising for the innovative new Life
Enrichment Center at the church.
In Clewiston, Mr. Jones was
Scoutmaster of Pack 619 at the
church and was District Chairman
of the Gulf-stream Scouts and a
member of the Council Executive
Committee. He was awarded the
Silver Beaver Award, Scoutings
highest honor.
As a member of the Clewiston
Lions Club for 40 years, Mr. Jones
often served as president of the
group. His son, Scott, now a
member of Lions, remembered
his father telling him that Scott,
who was a baby at the time, had
been present for his father's first
inauguration as Lion's president.
Mr. Jones served on many advi-
sory boards in Hendry and Palm
Beach Counties, which included
school boards, water manage-
ment issues and zoning boards.
Iva Pittman, Assistant City Man-
ager for Clewiston, worked with
Mr. Jones during his terms as
commissioner and mayor and
praised him highly, as a friend and
as an outstanding public servant.
"Mr. Jones was never afraid to


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They further dispute the num-
bers reported by the Blue Ribbon
Committee and insist that many of
their recommendations would
have simply "closed the hospital for
good."
Mr. Larson further disputes U.S.
Sugar's claim that HRMC is project-
ing a loss in their next budget.
"We've had a net gain of
$400,000 in the time.period of 2001-
2005," he said. "Now, part of that is
new taxes and part of it is the land
sale. But we are showing a profit."
When asked directly if U.S.
Sugar's claim the funds from the
land sale had "disappeared", Mr.
Larson said that it did not and that
the money was filtered into paying
off debt.
The administrators admitted
that when the land sale was first dis-
cussed, that it was originally intend-
ed to be put into a fund, with the
hopes of building a new facility
down the road, but that moneywas
more urgently needed for immedi-
ate debt payment.
Quorum has been accused of
keeping the hospital's finances at
the breaking point to, "feel need-
ed", but Mr. Cudworth pointed out
that two thirds of Quorum's con-
tracted hospitals are showing profit.
But that leaves 33 percent of Quo-
rum's 200 rural hospitals that are
showing losses.
"But it's a 33 percent number
that has similar demographics that


vote his own convictions and he
never held a grudge against those
who did not agree with him. He
was a total gentleman. My fondest
memory of him is for his wonder-
ful sense of humor," she recalled.
Sean Scheffler, director of Pub-
lic Works for the city, worked
closely with' Mr. Jones for many
years and when Mr. Jones left the
commission the entire division of
Public Works presented him a
signed plaque thanking him "for
inspiring and guiding us." Mr.
Scheffler said the abiding memory
Mr. Jones instilled in him was, "if
you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
Mr. Scheffler says he appreciates
Mr. Jones' long-range planning for
the city.
Longtime Clewiston resident,
S.C. (Jack) Fry, who has known
Mr. Jones for many years, also said
he appreciates the efforts Mr.
Jones made on behalf of the city.
"I have always had a good feel-
ing about Frank's foresight in plan-
ning for the infrastructure of
Clewiston," he said.
One of Mr. Jones' most evident
and important contributions to
the Everglades was his 23 years of
serving as chairman of the Canal
Hazards Safety Committee, Which
was responsible for the four-lane
highway from Belle Glade to West
Palm Beach, which opened with a
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we have here," said Mr. Cudworth.
"We do not have the safety net in
the numbers of people."
Mr. Larson said that its all in the
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When asked directly if a new
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them to keep the taxes low while
adhering to the company philoso-
phy of, "Do the right the thing for
the client."
Quorum representatives admit
that the negative campaign
launched by U.S. Sugar stung and
that after time, they were less likely
to fully cooperate with every little
detail U.S. Sugar wanted from
them, but also insist that they made
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he died. The Florida Department
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U.S. Sugar from the beginning, but
did not receive the same coopera-
tion in return.
.The differences between outpa-
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as well as the different between
gross and net gains and losses have
left a confusing path for Hendry
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open a door of communication.
and education, it is the hope of
many that HRMC and its communi-
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Much will depend on the infor-
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Gators clip the Pats in last second


By Mark Young

BELLE GLADE "That goes
down as any big time play, from
big time players, in a big time
game," said Gator head coach
Craig Dobson to his young backup
quarterback Brandon Smith after
Smith's thrilling game-winning
touchdown pass with two seconds
left to play against the Florida Chris-
tian Patriots.
Smith took over the reigns of
the Gator offense two weeks ago
when starting junior quarterback
Josh McGregor went down in the
Gator loss to Benjamin in the sea-
son opener, when their second
scheduled game become their first
after Hurricane Katrina put a spoil-
er on their planned trip to Eustis.
Smith, a flanker and defensive
back for the Gators, had taken
"very few" snaps for the Gators
before McGregor went down and
the Gators have been relying heavi-
ly on their run attack until McGre-
gor's return, which could very well
be their first district game against
Evangelical Sept. 30.
Smith had his fair share of
trouble against the Pats who
picked him off three times and
sacked him three times, but he
also threw for over 100 yards and
for two touchdowns, including
the game winner. But the Gators
certainly had to earn the victory
and despite giving up two early
scores, it was the Gator defense
who rose to the occasion to domi-
nate this ball game.
The Gators kept the Patriots to
68 yards of rushing and after a
pair of sacks, held the Pats to just
22 yards of passing yardage for a
total of 107 yards of offense given
up. It was miscues and four
turnovers that gave the Pats every
opportunity to win the ball game,
but the Gator defense was excep-
tional and they would eventually
be awarded with Smith's miracle
drive to victory.
Special teams miscues started
from the opening kick off when the
Pats. returned the ball all the way to
the Gator 38-yard line. Two early
successful pass attempts account-
ed for 30 yards for Patriot quarter-
back Sean Sanchez, but the Gator
defense stiffened deep in the red
zone to force the early field goal
attempt. Danny Escobar made
good on the 27-yard attempt to give
the Pats an early 3-0 lead with 9:07
left in the first quarter.,
The Gators responded with
eight straight rushing plays that
\ ent lor three first downs, but the
Gators also puit the ball on the
ground twice during the drive.
Smith's first pass attempt of the
game was tipped into the waiting
hands of a defender for the first of
three picks, but the Gator defense
stopped the Pats cold.
It would be a pair of penalties
that would halt Glades Day's next
drive and a pass interference penal-
ty on the Pats' ensuing drive would
lead to Sanchez hitting Brian Quin-
tana from 19 yards out for .the
touchdown. Escobar easily hit the
point after for a Patriot 10-0 lead
with 3:46 left in the first half.
Glades Day fumbled the kick
off return right back to a tired
defense who received a little help


Terriers victorious


on the road


HOLLYWOOD Looking to
win their first game of the year,
the Moore Haven Terriers trav-
eled to Hollywood Christian
* school Friday with hopes to make
a strong statement on the road.
After a slow start, the Terriers'
offense finally got going in the
second half en route to a 33-18
victory.
Jerrell Smith lifted the Terriers
to a 14-10 lead after runs of 33
and 44 yards for touchdowns in
the third quarter.
Rod Huggins added a 65-yard
touchdown run in the fourth
quarter and Barrett Ringstaff


scored from 29 yards out to close
out the scoring.
"This was a big win for us
tonight," said Moore Haven
coach Andy Ringstaff, whose
team improved to 1-2. "We
needed this to keep our heads in
the season, and the kids
responded in the second half."
The Moore Haven rushing
attack finished strong with Smith
finishing with 100 yards on 10 car-
ries, and Nate Kelly adding 126
yards on 13 carries for the Terriers.
Moore Haven is on the road
again next week at North Palm
Beach Benjamin.


Raiders mark second win


INI/Mark Young
The Gator football cheerleading squad had plenty to get excited about in Glades Day's
thrilling last second win over Florida Christian. This talented young squad are, from left front,
Amy Hooker, Kristin Duff, and Kristah Rodriguez. From left middle, Courtney Allen, Maria
Mastrioni, Rachel McGee, Jannine Manmachadi, Duri Crosby, Lauren Royal, and Sabrina
Baron. From left back, Nadia Graveman, Kristen LaMourers, Ashton Martie, Gator, Pamela
Palmer, Kristi Kirchman, and Melanie Coker.


"There was a lot of pressure. But someone had
to step up to the plate on offense and it had to be
me. My receivers had a big game for me. They
were getting open and catching the ball when I
got it to them. I just got lucky."
Brandon Smith,
quarterback


when Sanchez hit a wide open
Quintana who let the ball slip
through his hands. A 15-yard sack
followed that play and the Pats
would not be able to capitalize
on the special teams miscue. But
neither would they take advan-
tage of the momentum when a
promising late half drive ended
on another interception.
Further drive stopping penalties
and special teams mistakes haunt-
ed the Gators, but the defense did
not stumble, answering each and
every challenge that was put in
front of them. On their third offen-
sive possession of the second half,
the Gators began on their own 24-
-yard line and alter a six-arid sack
anid' a penalty. Smith suddenly
exploded with a nine-yard pass to
Travis Hendry. On the next play,
.Smith looked downfield to Andrew
Joseph who hauled in the perfect
strike and scampered the rest of
the 69-yard distance on his own for
a Gator score.
But a bad snap on the point
after attempt saw the attempt fail
and the Pats held a 10-6 lead with
7:27. remaining in the game.
Smith returned the favor to the
Patriots who had picked him two
times up to this point, with an
interception of his own to stop
the answering drive from the Pats.
But he would throw his third to


end another promising Gator
drive as Glades Day was left with-
out the ball with 1:22 left, but with
all three timeouts.
Coach Dobson only had to use
two of them after two short runs.
The Patriots looked to end the
game with one play and opted to
go to the air, which fell incom-
plete. The Gators put everyone on
the line to try to block the punt,
but it managed to sail to the
Glades Day 47-yard line with :52.
left in the game.
Smith went on a rampage, hit-
ting Hendry for 11 quick yards and
the presence of mind to fight his
way out of bounds, and Karl
Chai les for 17 more yards. The ne'xt
two pass attempts fell harmlessly
to the ground and on third and 10,
from the 30-yard line, with just sec-
onds remaining, Smith rolled out
to his left. The Patriot defensive end
was hot on his heels, but Smith
gave him just enough of a shirk to
break free and while in a full sprint,
fired a missile to Joseph who
somehow managed to get open in
the corner of the end zone.
The ball hit Joseph squarely on
his number and Joseph safely
tucked it away for the Gator touch-
down with two seconds left to play
in the game.
The point after failed, but the
Gators took a 12-0 lead and


claimed their second victory in a
row after beating the Clewiston
Tigers 1.9-14 the previous week.
The Gators will get a much-needed
open date next week before getting
back to work against district rival
Evangelical Sept. 30, on the road.
"Defense did it for us tonight,"
said coach Dobson. "We have a lot
of concerns on the offensive line
and on special teams right now. I
challenged my defense at halftime
to keep them off.the scoreboard
and they did. Smith is a playmaker
and he made the big plays when
we needed them. But I'm going to
be even happier when he gets back
to his flanker and DB position full
time, because he can even make
bigger things happen from there."
Smith had a lot put on his shoul-
ders over the past two weeks, but
he managed to get the job done
and his Gators are 2-0 under his
quarterback tour of duty.
"There was a lot of pressure,"
said Smith. "But someone had to
step up to the plate on offense
and it had to be me .1, i,:-eivers
had a big game for me. They
were getting open and catching
the ball when I got it to them. I
just got lucky."
After losing 25 yards in sack
yardage, the humble Smith ended
the game with 107 yards of passing
on seven completions in 16
attempts. He was picked three
times, but he threw two touch-
down passes.
The Gators added 205 yards of
rushing with Frank Lugo getting
much of the work. Lugo carried the
ball 16 times for 65 yards while
Lloyd Monda carried the ball a
dozen times for 59 yards. Ricky
Reitz had 23 yards on six carries.


BELLE GLADE The Raiders
today prepare for their third game
tomorrow night, against local rival
Clewiston, while still celebrating
their second win last Friday against
Suncoast..
In their second game last week,
Glades Central managed another
stunning victory, keeping Suncoast
at bay throughout the game.
The Raiders brought home the
shutout victory, extending their sea-
son record to 2-0.
The pace was set early by the
Raiders, who scored in the first
quarter. Quarterback Bryan Mann
connected with Tarus McKinley
with a three-yard pass for a touch-
down.


The Suncoast defensive line was
unable to stop the Raiders, who
came back in the second quarter to
score again, with Mann and McKin-
ley teaming up once more for a 54-
yard touchdown pass.
The Raiders led 13-0 going into
the second half, and capped the
game with a fourth quarter score,
this time with McKinley breaking
past the defense to score from two
yards out.
Mann threw 4-for-17, for a total
119 yards, with two touchdowns.
The Raiders look forward to
tomorrow's game against Clewis-
ton High. The Raiders will be play-
ing at home.


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Pahokee's defense dominates in victory orReiumaions
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Pahokee picked up a huge win
on the road against Florida Air
Academy in Melbourne Sept. 16.
Pahokee's defense again showed
its dominating style. On Florida Air
Academy's fist possession of the
ball game, the Falcons were forced
to punt. The punt was blocked by
the Devils' defense. Forty-five yards
and six plays later, Tamarcus Porter
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lialf. Falcon quarterback Sherman
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pass, but Robinson grabbed the
ball and ran 16 yards for another


to Porter and the Pahokee Blue
Devils were up 14-0 to end the first
half of play.
To start the third quarter, Paho-
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drive, capping it off with senior tail-
back Ricky Gary who rushed in for
a nine-yard touchdown. The extra
point kick was good by Jose
Rodriguez. The next and final Dev-
ils' touchdown came with 6:22 left
in the game. Robert Love's one-
yard quarterback sneak put the
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(365 'total yards of offense) and 19
first downs. Pahokee is riding high
after two dominating victories.
They are 2-1 on the season and will


INI/Mark Young
Junior outside hitter Candace Pavey had a strong game for
the Lady Gators who took on their rivals from Florida Christ-
ian Sept. 26.


Sophomore setter Erin McKinstry looks up for the pass com-
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Team Statistics:
Rushing:
Ricky Gary rushed seven times
for 50 yards and one TD.
Willie Jenkins rushed 14 times
for 122 yards.
Vincent Smith rushed six times
for 44 yards.
Nikita White rushed one time
for threeyards.
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Robert Love was 10 of 16 for
109 yards and added 37 yards of
rushing. He had one touchdown
pass and one rushing TD.
Tamarcus Porter had four recep-
tions for 49 yards and one touch-
down.
Tanoris Jones had two recep-
tions for 23 yards.
Martavious Odoms had three
receptions for 28 yards.


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE Taking the
court of the 10th time this season,
the Lady Gators were looking to
overcome their heated rivals from
Florida Christian on their home
court, but the Lady Patriot net play
proved to be too much of an obsta-
cle to overcome.
The Lady Gators have some his-
tory with the Lady Pats after defeat-
ing them twice before in regional
playoffs and the intensity on the
court burned hot throughout the
contest, with Glades Day managing
to take a-thrilling first game victory
by a score of 27-25.
The Lady Gators opened up a
quick 6-2 lead behind some stellar
play from junior Alleigh Schlechter
and sophomore Danielle Sly.
Schlechter was a dominating force
throughout the match and fended
off several tough kill attempts from
the powerful Lady Pat outside hit-
ter while Sly chimed in early with a
kill to help the Lady Gators to the
early lead.
Junior Kalyn Rayburn made her
presence known and with the help
of an unstoppable Schlechter, the
Lady Gators and crew jumped out
to a 14-9 lead, but the Lady Pats ral-
lied with a seven-point run to claim
a one-point advantage in the game.
Behind their strong net play, the
Lady Pats would claim a 20-16 lead,
but behind the serving of
Schlechter who tallied an ace dur-
ing one, three-point run and a
momentum turning kill from soph-
omore Natalie Harville, the Lady
Gators caught and passed Florida
Christian to take the first game.
The momentum clearly swung
in the Lady Pats' direction in game
two as Florida Christian ticked off a
25-12 victory despite the strong
play of Sly and Harville up front.
The two net squads dueled in a
back and forth struggle to open the
third game of the match with the
Lady Gators holding a slim 9-8
advantage before the Lady Pats
broke the game open with a five-
point run. Glades Day managed to
break serve, but only briefly as
Florida Christian launched a con-
secutive five-point run to open up
an 18-10 lead.
Junior Candace Ravey came on
strong for the Lady Gators who
pulled themselves back into con-
tention and a late game service
point run from Rayburn saw
Glades Day tighten the score to 24-
22. But they fell short of the come-
back bid to reclaim the match
advantage as the Lady Pats closed
out the game with a service break
to take a 25-22 win, and a 2-1
advantage in the match.
Game four was a must win for
the Lady Gators and they played


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Season Facts:
Pahokee's offense has 664 total
yards and eight touchdowns for the
season.
Pahokee's offense only had 145
yards rushing for the season going
into Friday night's game against the
Falcons. Pahokee rushed for 256
yards in their victory against the Fal-
cons.
Since the season opener loss to
King's Academy, Pahokee's
defense has held opponents to 11
first downs, 221 total offensive
yards, and three points.
Pahokee has outscored oppo-
nents 53-3 in the last two games.
Tamarcus Porter is the only
receiver to have receptions in each
of the three games played this sea-
son. He has had 11 receptions for
120 yards and two touchdowns.


like it with Harville and Sly account-
ing for much of the early action at
the net. But the Lady Pats were
looking to put this one away while
they had the opportunity and came
back to take a 13-10 lead before
launching back to back four-point
runs on their next two services to
open up a 23-11 lead.
A strong Schlechter kill and an
ace from Harville gave the Lady
Gators some life, but it would be
the Lady Pats who would go on to
win the game 25-13 and the match
three games to one.
"This was the best defense we
have played since the opening
game," said head coach Kathy
McReynolds of her young squad.
"We are very young this year and
starting to pick up momentum. We
have two more tournaments to play
in and that will be a good opportu-
nity to keep building around some
of the positive things I saw tonight."
The Lady Gators drop to 4-6 on
the season, but have plenty of time
to rally through this season and cer-
tainly showed some impressive
abilities against the 9-2 Lady Pats
from Florida Christian.
Leading the charge for the Lady
Gators was Schlechter who racked
up an impressive 20 kills for the
match and added five digs with a
strong appearance in the back'
court as well. Schlechter also led
the team with four aces.
Harville was strong at the net as
well-and led the team with four
blocks. Sophomore Andrea Brow-
der dished out 21 assists to her hun-
gry hitter.
The Lady Gators will look to St.
Edwards to rebound back into the
victory column as well as the dis-
trict victory column as Glades Day
sits at 0-1 within the district after a
loss to King's Academy earlier in
theyear.



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play in a middle school tourna-
ment. The young Lady Gators
arrived at Osceola Middle school
at 8:30 in the morning and
played their first game at 10 a.m.


After a win against Heartland
Middle, they lost their next two
matches of the day against Oslo
and Yearling Middle a team,
which put them in the Silver
Division.'
But they never lost their fire
and fought back to win the next
match against LaBelle Middle in
two games. The day ended with
a very exciting match against


Yearling Middle (B team). The
Lady Gatqrs won the first game,
25-23, but dropped the second
game, 19-25. In the third game
the Yearling team went ahead
with a commanding lead of
eight points, but the Fightin'
Gators'were not willing to go
down. With great teamwork and
effort, they fought their way
back to win the match 15-11 and


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place trophy. The young players,
their coaches, and of course, the
parents watching from the
stands were thrilled with their
accomplishment. Elise Gaviria
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Glades Day
Gator Football:
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away,.
7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage
(Delray), away, 7 p.m.,
Oct. 14: St. John Neumann,
,home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
I p.m.
Lady Gator volleyball:
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christ-
ian, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1.: Canterbury
Tournament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p-m.
Gator golf:
Sept. 22: King's Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Sept: 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Morningside Acade-
my, away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4
p.m.
Gator cross-country sched-
ule:
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 Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet,
away, 4 p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach County
Meet, home, TBA
Moore Haven
High School
Terrier Football:
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:


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 varsity football
schedule:
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Central
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newman,
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (home-
coming), home
Nov. 4: Glades Central, away
Clewiston


High School
Tiger Football:
Sept. 23: Glades


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Sept. 30: Cardinal Newman,
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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
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Sept. 22: LaBelle, away, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 27: Cypress Lake, away,
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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: Immokalee, home,
7:30 p.m.
Oct. 12: LaBelle, home, 7:30
p.m.
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Tiger cross country:
Sept. 24: At Triton Invitation-
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USDA modifies sugar program to address market or marketing


CLEWISTON -- In response to
the sugar market turmoil created
by Hurricane Katrina, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture has fur-
ther modified the FY 2005 sugar
program, said Joy Llossas, FSA
Hendry/Collier/Glades County
Executive Director.
USDA is increasing the FY 2005
Overall Allotment Quantity (OAQ),
which is the quantity of domestic
sugar that may enter the market
and announced early entry of the
FY 2006 refined sugar tariff-rate
quota, beginning Sept. 8. The early
entry of the FY 2006 refined sugar
tariff-rate quota does not include
specialty sugar, for which the previ-
ously announced dates of opening
. remain unchanged. This
announcement follows the Aug. 19
sugar program actions intended to,
increase domestic supply.
The catastrophic hurricane was
the latest in a series of events that
has severely tightened the sugar
market and threatened the domes-
tic production of sugar containing
foods. The sugar market has pro-
gressively tightened across FY 2005
due to unexpected strong demand,
reduced cane sugar production
caused by previous hurricanes and


expected weather-reduced Sep-
tember 2005 beet sugar production
in the upper Midwest.
The actions taken are intended
to boost refined sugar quantities
immediately available to amelio-
rate already-tight domestic market
conditions, exacerbated by the
forced closure of two major sugar
refineries caused by the hurricane.
The refineries in the New Orleans
area produce about 5,500 tons of
sugar daily. USDA is committed to
provide an adequate supply of
sugar to meet domestic needs,
within the bounds of the current
sugar program.
OAQ INCREASE:
An increase in the OAQ of
225,000 short tons, raw value
(STRV) ,is expected to result in
immediate availability of some
beet sugar "blocked stocks". Fifty-
four percent of the OAQ increase is
assigned to the beet sector as
required by statute.
It is also recognized that not all
entities receiving allocations will be
able to supply sugar this month
because of the location of current
inventories and the transportation
logistics of moving refined sugar. As
a result, USDA surveyed all entities


that have been assigned a market-
ing allotment to determine the'
amount of refined sugar that actual-
ly can be made available to the
market in the remainder of FY 2005.
Accounting for this "slippage," the
122,288 STRV allocation is estimat-
ed to result in some 71,000 STRV
actually entering the market. .
The beet sugar allotment is
assigned to sugar beet processors
according to the attached table. As
in the Aug. 19 announcement, the
Commodity Credit Corporation
(CCC) reassigned allotment from
companies that were not expect-
ed to fulfill their allocation to com-
panies that have a greater capacity
to do so.
No cane sugar blocked stocks
exist, and that sector's portion (46
percent) of the allocation must be
reassigned to the CCC. Since CCC
also has no sugar, the allotment is
reassigned to imports, notably to
the refined sugar TRQ allocation
and to over-quota (tier II) sugar
entering from Mexico.
The Aug. 12, 2005, World Agri-
cultural Estimates of Supply and
Demand report, estimated FY 2005
Mexican tier II imports at 110,000
STRV Assigning this shortfall to raw


sugar exporters would not help
alleviate the acute shortage in
refined sugar.
Refineries already are operating
at near capacity and few supplying
countries are able to land raw
sugar before Sept. 30, the end of
the marketing year, even if refinery
capacity were available.
REFINED SUGAR EARLY ENTRY
Allowing early entry for the
refined sugar FY 2006 minimum
TRQ is expected to result in an addi-
tional 22,000 STRV available at once
to the market. Most is already in the
United States in bonded warehouse
facilities or nearby in Canada.
The release of the blocked beet
stocks plus early entry of refined
sugar thus could result in more
than 93,000 tons more sugar in the
market in September. This amount
is adjudged to be well in excess of,
the reduced supply resulting from
the production disruption caused
by Hurricane Katrina.
The Department announced on
Aug. 12 details of the sugar pro-
gram for FY 2006 beginning Octo-
ber 1. Sugar and sweetener market
conditions are closely monitored
continuously and adjustments
made when warranted.


FY 2005 OVERALL BEET-CANE
ALLOCATIONS AND ALLOT-
MENTS '
(1) FY 2005 Allotments Alloca-
tions as of 8-19-05
Beet Sugar: 4,538,225
Cane Sugar: 3,670,208
Imports: 141,567
TOTAL SECTORS: 8,350,000
BEET PROCESSORS
MARKETING ALLOCATIONS
Amalgamated Sugar Co.:
957,349
American Crystal Sugar Co.:
1,745,115
Holly Sugar Corp.: 308,300
Michigan Sugar Co.: 461,780
Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op.:
258,127
So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op.:
295,190
Western Sugar Co.: 451,823
Wyoming Sugar Co.: 60,541
TOTAL BEET SUGAR: 4,538,225
(2) Change in Allotments Allo-
cations Due to Change in FY 2005
OAQ
Beet Sugar: 122,288
Cane Sugar: 102,713 '
Imports: 0
TOTAL SECTORS: 225,000
BEET PROCESSORS
MARKETING ALLOCATIONS


Amalgamated Sugar Co.:
25,478
American Crystal Sugar Co.:
47,162
Holly Sugar Corp.: 8,205
Michigan Sugar Co.: 12,289
Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op.:
7,629
So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op.:
7,856
Western Sugar Co.: 12,036
Wyoming Sugar Co.: 1,631
TOTAL BEET SUGAR: 122,288
(3) Change in Allotments Allo-
cations Due to Reassignment
Beet Sugar: 0
Cane Sugar: -102,713
Imports: 102,713
TOTAL SECTORS: 0
BEET PROCESSORS
MARKETING ALLOCATIONS
Amalgamated Sugar Co.: 0
American Crystal Sugar Co.:
(32,842)
Holly Sugar Corp.: 15,468
Michigan Sugar Co.: 12,675
Minn-Dak Farmers Co-op.:
(8,649)
So. Minn Beet Sugar Co-op.:
14,938
Western Sugar Co.: 0
Wyoming Sugar Co.: (1,589)
TOTAL BEET SUGAR: 0


Emergency money


loans are available


Farm Service Agency State
Executive Director Kevin L. Kel-
ley has announced that the Farm
Service Agency (FSA) is now
offering Federal disaster assis-
tance loans to eligible family
farmers in the following coun-
ties: Bay, Broward, Calhoun, Col-
lier, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf,
Hendry, Jackson, Liberty, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okaloosa, Palm
Beach, Santa Rosa, Walton and
Washington. President Bush des-
ignated these counties as a
major disaster, area based on
damages and losses caused by
Hurricane Katrina that occurred
beginning on Aug. 24 .
Eligible Florida farmers and
ranchers may qualify for Emer-
gency loan assistance, pursuant
to the provisions of the "Emer-
gency Agricultural Credit Act of
1984" (Public Law 98-258).
Emergency loan applications
will be received through May 1,
2006 for Broward, Collier,
Escambia, Hendry, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, and Palm Beach Coun-
ties, and May 4,2006 for Bay, Cal-
houn, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson,
Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa,
Walton and Washington.
Farmers and ranchers in the
above-named Florida counties
who sustained physical and pro-
duction losses as a result of the
disaster and wish to apply for an
Emergency loan to assist them in
recovering from the loss resulting
from this disaster may apply for
such a loan at the following FSA
offices: Escambia, Okaloosa,
Santa Rosa, Walton: Either: 934
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Celebrate farm safety with safely stored pesticides


In the wake of Hurricane Kat-
rina, we will certainly hear of
many unfortunate events involv-
ing pesticides in homes and on
the farms that have been
released into the environment as
a result of storm damage. We
can learn from these experi-
ences by reviewing how we han-
dle this important tool for home
and garden.
A presidential proclamation
has been signed, naming the
week of Sept.18-24 as National
Farm Safety and Health Week.
While it is not up there with
Christmas, Easter or even Hal-
loween as one of the most excit-
ing celebrations on the calendar,
ranchers and homeowners alike
can use this week to review how
they store their pesticides.'
According to the Florida
Department of Environmental.
Protection, there are several
practices that commercial pesti-
cide users must follow. Let's see
how they apply to homeowners
who are storing pesticides:,
The best way to minimize
storage problems is to minimize
the amount you store. Limit
inventory, and purchase only the
amounts needed. If you don't
need a gallon jug of spray in the
next month don't buy it and if
you need that much pesticide,
why not ask a professional to do
the job for you.
Design and build pesticide
storage structures to keep pesti-
cides secure and isolated from
the surrounding environment.
Store pesticides in a concrete or
metal structure with a roof and
lockable door. A rusted tin shed
won't provide much protection
from the weather, and will not
be very secure from curious kids
or pets. Here's a good compari-
son: Would you put your loaded


gun out there next to the weed
killer?
Keep pesticides in a sepa-
rate facility or at least in a locked
area separate from areas used to
store other materials, especially
fertilizers, feed, and seed. If,a
spill or leak occurs, will the .pes-
ticide get into other stuff? If it
does, your cleanup problem is
bigger that just that one bag of
bug dust.
Do not store pesticides near
flammable materials, hot work
(welding, grinding),- or in shop
areas. Not only the container,
but some of the chemicals used
as pesticides will burn and
you don't want anyone breath-
ing that mess!
Do not allow smoking in
pesticide storage areas. Smoking
pesticide applicators can also
get exposure to pesticides when
they smoke or use chewing
tobacco products. You ought to
wash your hands after using pes-
ticides and before' you eat or
smoke.
Store personal protective


equipment (PPE) where it is eas-
ily accessible in an emergency,
but not -in the pesticide storage
area. Be sure you wear the right
clothes when using pesticides to
limit the chances of pesticide
poisoning check the label for
what to wear.
Do not put pesticides in
containers that children and oth-
ers might mistake for food or
drink. An empty milk jug with
mixed pesticide spray looks a lot
like milk and may invite some
unsuspecting child to take a
drink.
Dry bags should be raised
on pallets to ensure that they do
not get wet. Your homeowner
pesticide cabinet is probably not
as big as a palate the idea
here is to keep the containers of
weed and feed off the floor. If
there is a leakfrom a broken
pipe or a flood from a rainstorm,
will it move into your garage and
.get the pesticide bag wet?
Do not store liquid materi-
als above dry materials. If they
leak, gravity will cause the liq-


uids to drip onto the solid mate-
rials, making for a bigger mess
and waster products.
Keep containers closed
tightly. Tight containers or bags
that are clipped closed can pre-
vent spills in case the container
trips over.
Inspect inventory frequent-
ly and watch for damaged con-
tainers. It's suggested, at the
minimum, to look through your
stock at least once each year -
so why not do it this week?
Store flammable pesticides
separately from nonflammable
pesticides. Keep gas and pesti-
cides separate.
Segregate herbicides,
insecticides, and fungicides to
prevent cross-contamination
and minimize the potential for
misapplication. I've heard too
many cases where homeowners
use an insecticide to kill a weed,
and even the other way around.
It is not only illegal and danger-
ous, but can kill the wrong thing
and is an expensive waste of
money.


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FWC holds freshwater fish summit


SEBRING A major effort to
reorganize the way Florida man-
ages its freshwater fisheries is the
topic of a unique summit being
hosted in Sebring by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC). The Sebring
meeting will take place on Satur-
day evening, Sept. 24, at 6:30
p.m., at the Sebring Civic Center,
355 W. Center Ave.
Through this summit, the
FWC is inviting stakeholders to
organize and team with the
agency to help design and imple-
ment management plans that will
have a major effect on Florida's
freshwater fisheries. Anyone
interested in the future of fresh-
water resources in Florida is
encouraged to attend this impor-


tant interaction with FWC fishery
professionals.
"An online survey recently
conducted by the Division of
Freshwater Fisheries Manage-
ment was the first step in estab-
lishing communications with
anglers and other resource users,
enabling us to document con-
cerns and determine attitudes
about our future direction," said
Dennis Renfro, FWC summit
coordinator.
The response to the survey
was overwhelming with over
1,500 constituents participating.
Results from this survey were
used to shape the format and
content of six summits soon to be
held in various locations around
the state where survey responses


were greatest.
"In the past, stakeholders gave
input and FWC staff implement-
ed a plan. In the new process
stakeholders will partner with the
agency to develop and imple-
ment plans jointly," said Dave
McElveen, FWC Planning Coordi-
nator.
Sebring hosts the first of six
zone meetings throughout the
state that start in September 2005
and continuing through January
2006. All meetings are scheduled
from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A com-
plete list of meeting dates and
places follows.
Sebring Sept 24, Sebring
Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave.,
(863) 471-5100
Palatka Oct. 15, River Front


Inn, (formerly the Holiday Inn)
Route 100, Palatka, (386) 328-
4686
Lakeland Oct. 22, Imperial
Swan Hotel, 4141 S. Florida Ave.,
(863) 647-3000
Dania Beach Oct. 29, IGFA,
3000 Gulf Stream Way, (954) 927-
2628
Orlando Nov. 5, Rosen Cen-
tre, 9840 International Drive,
(407) 996-2309
Tallahassee Jan. 7, Ramada
Inn, 2900 N. Monroe St., (850)
386-1027
For results of the freshwater
fishing survey, or for more infor-
mation on freshwater fishing in
Florida, visit MyFWC.com and
click on "freshwater fishing".


Sugar cane cutters' lawsuit goes forward


ORLANDO A group of
more than 1,000 former sugar
cane cutters took their 16-year-
old battle against one of the
nation's largest sugar producers
to federal court two weeks ago,
suing Osceola Farms Co. to
recover more than $5 million in
back wages.
The class-action lawsuit filed
in U.S. District Court in West-
Palm Beach came more than two
months after a judge ruled that
the workers couldn't continue as
a class in their lawsuit first filed in
1989 in state court. That required
them to file separate claims.
Joseph Klock, an attorney for
Osceola Farms, was in Cleveland
and didn't return phone calls.
Armando Tabernilla, a registered
agent for Osceola Farms, didn't
return a phone call to his home.
No one answered the phone at
an Osceola Farms warehouse in
Riviera Beach, the only listing for


the company.
Osceola Farms is a subsidiary
of Flo-Sun Inc., which is one of
the nation's largest sugar produc-
ers and controlled by the political-
ly influential Fanjul family. Attor-
neys for the cane cutters, mostly
laborers from the Caribbean who
came to the United States as tem-
porary agriculture workers,,
brought their case to federal court
under the recently passed Class
Action Fairness Act.
The law was designed to send
the majority of class-action law-
suits to federal courts, which are
believed less likely than state
courts to award multi-million
dollar verdicts to people suing
large companies.
"This is a great irony," said
Greg Schell, a lawyer with the
Migrant Farm worker Justice Pro-
ject, who is one of three attor-
neys representing the cane cut-
ters. "This pro-business statute is


going to be used by a bunch of
starving cane cutters from the
West Indies."
The cane cutters claim that
between 1987 and 1992, Osceola
Farms underpaid what Was
promised in the workers' con-
tracts and then falsified the num-
ber of hours worked by the cane
cutters in documents filed with
the U.S. Department of Labor.
The documents were required as
part of the H2-A program which
allows foreign laborers to come
temporarily to the United States if
domestic workers can't be found
to do a particular job.
The workers were paid on a
"piece-rate" basis, or by the
amount they harvested. But fed-
eral law guarantees that agricul-
ture employees earn a fixed rate
per hour regardless of how much
cane is cut and that employers
must make up any shortfall
between that rate and the work-


er's piece-rate earnings.
"That costs money to make
up the difference," Schell said.
"So they would make up the
records and underreport the
hours."
The workers are seeking
more than $5' million in back
wages but Schell said the
amount owed to them could be
more than $10 million when
interest is considered. If the case
is allowed to proceed as a class
action, it could encompass more
than 2,000 forrfier cane cutters,
he said. Before 1994, when
mechanization was popularized,
sugar cane in Florida was hand
cut by workers with machetes.
The lawsuit against Osceola
Farms is the last of five cases
against sugar companies seeking
back wages for workers. One
case was settled and workers in
the three other cases lost in
court.


Tips to avoid

fraudulent charities


NUE After the devasta-
tion of Hurricane Katrina,
many are wondering how
they can help. At the same
time, criminals are using this
outpouring of support to take
advantage of well-meaning
citizens through deception
and fraud.
People who wish to con-
tribute to the relief effort are
urged to beware of charity
scams, which are especially
prevalent online. Consumer
advocates offer the following
advice:-
Make sure the organiza-
tion is legitimate. Some illicit-
organizations will try to con-
fuse you by using a name that
is similar to a well-known
charity. Do your research to
find a reputable charity. For a
list of charity reports, visit the
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Web site, www.give.org.
Never respond to or click
on a link within an e-mail ask-
ing for money and claiming to
be from a charity. If you wish
to make a donation online,
stick with familiar, established
charities and donate through
their Web sites directly.,
Be skeptical of telephone
solicitations. Never give out
your personal or credit card
information. Ask for a chari-
ty's exact name and address.
After researching the
organization, call back using
its published number if you
would like to get more infor-
mation by phone.
Give a check or money
order made out to the organi-
zation, not an individual.
What are the best ways to


help? The following is a partial
list of organizations:
Financial help
American Red Cross
Provides emergency shel-
ter, food, water and other criti-
cal assistance.
(800) HELP-NOW
www.redcross.org
America's second harvest
Donations help transport
food to victims and secure
additional warehouse space
to assist member food banks
in resuming and maintaining
operations.
(800) 344-8070
www.secondharvest.org
Volunteer groups
Habitat for Humanity
Helps repair and rebuild
homes damaged by the hurri-
cane.
(229) 924-6935
www.habitat.org
Salvation army
Provides food, drinking
water, cleaning supplies and
other necessities.
(800) SAL-ARMY
www.salvationarmyusa.or
g
Convoy of hope
Provides supplies and
other disaster relief, sponsor-
ing outreaches to the poor
and suffering.
(417) 823-8998
www.convoyofhope.org
Animal clinic
Humane Society of the
United States
(888) 259-5431
www.hsus.org


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Celebrate 85 years of women's vote


By MaryAnn Morris
It took a long time to be lis-
tened to, but women were heard
and finally, on Aug. 26, 1920, a
legislator from Tennessee, Harry
Burn, cast the final vote needed
to pass the 19th Amendment to
the Constitution granting every
Woman in the United States the
right to vote.
Women fought long and hard
for the right to vote. As early as
1776, Abigail Adams' letter
urged her husband John (who
was in Philadelphia helping to
draft the United States Constitu-
tion) to "remember the ladies"
when drafting that document.
Florida didn't ratify the Nine-
teenth Amendment to the Con-
stitution until 1969, but that
doesn't mean that Lake Okee-
chobee area women have ever
been complacent. Marian
Horowitz O'Brien founded the
first bank in Clewiston and hired
"the foremost town planner in
the nation" to lay out the town of
Clewiston. Ms. 0 Brien took
office as mayor of Moore Haven
"years before the 19th amend-
ment granted the privilege of the
ballot to women" according to
the Clewiston News' Twenty-
Five Years of Progress Issue, of
Feb. 12, 1953.


The first woman to settle in
Moore Haven was a Mrs. Kelly,
back in 1915 when the only way
to Moore Haven (then an assort-
ment of tents and shacks) was
across the big lake.
"We have 9,278 women reg-
istered to vote as opposed to
7,797 men and more women.
voted in the last election than
men," said Lucretia Strickland,
Hendry County's female Super-
visor of Elections. "Our oldest
woman voter was born in 1906,"
. Ms. Strickland said, "she voted in
the last election, too."
Glades County voting records
show a similar pattern. "There
are 3,102 women voters in
Glades County and 3,105 men,"
said Holly Whiddon, Glades
County Supervisor of Elections.
"Our oldest woman voter is 99
years old and she voted in the
last election," Ms. Whiddon con-
tinued.
Other countries are different.
Since the Taliban has taken
over Iran today, an Iranian
woman cannot leave her home
without a male family member
to chaperone her. Marian
O'Brien might have had a prob-
lem there. The Saudi's consider
woman "too indecisive" to drive
a car. Let Danica Patrick or
NASCAR'S Erin Crocker hear
that one!


Submitted to INI/National Endowment for the Humanities
Women's suffrage posters expressed opinions about the role
of women in the early twentieth century. In the Lake Okee-
chobee area, Clewiston and Moore Haven benefited from the
leadership of pioneering women.


Crist continues gas price gouging probe


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist sent teams
of investigators and sworn law
enforcement personnel from his
office to locations throughout
Florida, including Miami, Ft.
Lauderdale, West Palm Beach,
Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Orlando,
Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tallahas-
see and Pensacola.
The teams will be looking
into complaints of price gouging
the price of gasoline. Crist said
investigators will be looking to
determine whether the rapid rise
of gas prices meets the legal def-
inition of gouging, and vowed to
prosecute any violations of the
law.
As of 1 p.m. Friday, the Attor-
ney General's toll-free consumer
hotline (1-866-9-NO-SCAM, or 1-


866-966-7226) had received
1,050 complaints about skyrock-
eting gas prices in the days since
Hurricane Katrina ravaged the
Gulf Coast. The investigation
seeks to determine whether the
increases are caused by legiti-
mate market forces or are
instead the result of illegal price
gouging.
"When we hear of 75- to 90-
cent price spikes within two
days, or reports that surcharges
are being tacked onto con-
sumers' fuel costs, then it is our
duty to investigate," said Crist.
"Floridians understood that
damage from Hurricane Katrina
would'lead to some disruptions
in fuel supply and some cost
increases, but these spikes lead
to legitimate questions that must


be answered. Gouging will not
be tolerated."
Crist has instructed Attorney
General personnel to investigate
specific complaints and ask the
following questions:
1) What was the retail price
of gasoline at the station on Aug.
23 (the date before a state of
emergency was declared)?
2) When did the retailer pur-
chase the gasoline currently on
sale from the distributor, and
what retail price was being
charged on that date?
3) What is the current sale's
price today?
4) From whom did the retail-
er purchase the most recent
shipment of fuel that is being
sold today?
This information will be used


to compile a complete picture of
fuel costs that will trace the ori-
gins of the rapid increases. If
price gouging is found to have
occurred, a civil lawsuit can be
brought under Florida's Price
Gouging Law.
As part of the investigation,
the attorney general subpoe-
naed two gasoline distributors
earlier this week seeking records
of their deliveries into Florida.
Those companies are Colonial
Oil Industries and Murphy Oil
USA.
In July, the attorney general
subpoenaed two other gas dis-
tributors: Motiva Enterprises (a
subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell)
and Tate Oil Company, following
Hurricane Dennis.


How to help


"the Katrinians"


Many residents of Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama have
been forced from their homes,
and are in need of assistance.
These are not refugees, and
while they may be displaced,
many desire to return to their
communities. I've noticed some
difficulty in naming these folks,
and would suggest that they
might be called "Katrinians" -
those affected by this terrible
storm.,
In the past two and a half
years that I've worked in Okee-
chobee, I've come to learn that
local residents are extremely
generous when it really counts.
The recent events in the Gulf
Coast have pulled at our hearts
and challenged us all to dig deep
into our pockets, especially in
light of our own local experi-
ences with severe weather.
With overwhelming media
coverage, many are very con-
cerned about what can be done
to ease the suffering and assist in
recovery. Officials have cau-
tioned us not to go on the road to
offer help, but we still desire to
lend a hand. And, rising fuel
costs and the expected higher
costs for future goods and servic-
es has got our attention.
Today's column is designed to
offer suggestions on how to help
right here at home, and how to
cope with rising energy costs.
1.When driving Slow
down! Excessive speed wastes
fuel. Do you really need to pass
the car in font of you so you will
be in front of them at the next red
light? Speeding creates greater
opportunities' for serious injury
and property damage. Accidents
will cost ALL drivers more in
insurance premiums, health
care costs, legal fees, traffic
school and tickets. Serious acci-
dents from speeding may
deprive you of people you love
forever. Wouldn't it be better to
arrive a few minutes or seconds
later? And, you can take all the
money you save in gas and costs
and send it to the Katrinians!
2. Maintain your vehicle: Tune
up your engine, check your tires
for proper inflation, change the
spark plugs, clean the air filters.


All of these common sense main-
tenance tips can save you gas.
3. Purchase a fuel-efficient
vehicle. If you don't need the 4x4
with hemi-supercharged
engines, if you aren't regularly
hauling armies of troops all over
Iraq, and if you don't regularly
pull livestock trailers, consider
trading in that gas guzzler for a
smaller vehicle that will pass
many more gas stations before
fill-ups.
4. Car Pool. Get together with
friends or relatives, plan your
driving trips in advance, and
have a friend to talk with on your
way about town. With less cars
on the road, it may even ease
traffic congestion.
* 5. Save Electricity. Turn off
unnecessary appliances, lights,
computers, TVs, chargers. Turn
up the thermostat in your home
and office. Since electricity
.comes from power plants that
burn natural gas or oil, saving
electricity saves fossil fuels,
reducing the demand and lower-
ing fuel costs.
6. Send money to your
favorite charity. Check out the
guidelines supplied by the Feder-
al Trade Commission to see if the
charity is legitimate; we can give
you a, copy or go online:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/con-
line/pubs/fmarkg/charity.htm.
Decide where your donation is
best used to help displaced resi-
dents, rebuilding funds, emer-
gency relief supplies, faith-based
organizations,-or service organi-
zations that you already know.
Our office cannot endorse any
particular organizations or funds,
but we can share a list of several
that have been referred to us
from other Extension offices and
staff in effected areas.
7. Donate purchased materi-
als (e.g. phone cards, non-per-
ishable food or personal comfort
supplies). Contact the charity
that will receive them to be sure
they can get them into needy
hands. Once you give the items
to that charity, they must spend
money to deliver the goods -
and cash will help them pay for
these transportation costs. Don't
send clothes or perishable foods.


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Electrician Knowledge of PLC programming, troubleshoot and work on PLC pro-
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Willing to work days or nights with some weekends.
.Production Foreman Good team work skills, learn juice processing operations and
various pieces of equipment. Bilingual English/Spanish desirable. Read, write and fol-
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Packaging Equipment Operator Become familiar and operate high speed case
packaging equipment. Perform preventive maintenance, troubleshoot, minor repairs
and maintain equipment operational. Willing to work days or nights with some week-
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operator de Celdas de Pulpa/Encabezado Familiarizarse y operar el sistema de
recopiladora de pulpa ,y products secundarios. Hacer mantenimiento preventivas,
diagnosticar, reparaciones menores para mantener el sistema funcionando con eficaz.
Listo para trabajar dias o noches con algunos fines de semana.
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Immediate opening for a mechanic helper, with work
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Citrus Belle processing plant has an
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Duda's Fresh Citrus Packing House has
an immediate. clerical opening with
duties in personnel, payroll & workers
comp. Other duties also assigned. Excel
& Microsoft Word skills. Bilingual a big
plus. Duda offers a competitive pay,
medical/dental/vision plans, 401K,
vacation, holiday pay, plus other benefits.
Apply in person at 6115 South Hwy-29,
LaBelle, FL. (863) 675-2600.
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City of Clewiston-
Immediate Openings

LIBRARY DIRECTOR
Position requires Masters Degree in Library and
Information Science with knowledge in library
management, supervision & budgeting. Experience
in "State Aid" library administration is desired.
Generous sick and annual leave programs, excel-
lent health and retirement plans. Please submit a
current resume and salary requirements to Clewis-
ton City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey, Human Resourc-
es, 115 W. Venture Ave., Clewiston, FL 33440.
Applications will be accepted through October 21,
2005. EOE/DFWP


COMPOST SUPERVISOR
Big Cypress Reservation
Supervises all composting activities. Assist in
Transfer Station operations. High School Diploma/
GED. CDL State of Florida driver's license
for hauling. At least 2 years experience in
supervisory capacity. Must be familiar with
solid waste management systems. Salary
$30,000 with benefits. Fax resume
applications to 954-967-3477.


DISTRIBUTION LEAD OPERATOR
Big Cypress Reservation
Responsible for maintaining a distribution system
in a safe & efficient manner. Perform and direct
variety of operations, maintenance and repair
tasks for pumps, piping, and structures in water
distribution systems. High School diploma/GED.
FL Driver's License. At least 3 years experience
related to drinking water distribution system.
Sal. $15-$19 per hour with benefits.
Fax resume/applications to 954-967-3477.


INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
Big Cypress Reservation
Work with Family Services and Education
Departments to provide counseling services
to students at home and school. Develop and
follow a Truancy plan. bachelor's degree in
Education or Psychology. Masters in Mental
Health/Social Work, MS Word, Access, Excel,
Outlook. Willing to work flexible schedule.
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Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Parks & Rec. Groundskeeper
* SALARY RANGE: $7.00 $10.75 per hour
*EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE &
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Applicant must be knowl-
edgeable in the maintenance and operation of lawn
care equipment and tools. Applicant will be re-
quired to pick up and haul trash from parks and
public building. Applicant must be able to prepare
legible daily work tickets that record time, equip-
ment and inventory used. Applicant may be re-
quired to work with road crews doing various jobs
when necessary. Applicant must provide safe con-
ditions for employees and the general public and
perform any work necessary to protect Glades.
County's interest.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Appli-
cant must have the ability to lift up to 100 lbs. and
have the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend,
crawl and work outside for long periods of time in
various weather conditions. This position requires
minimal knowledge and skill in the operation of
lawn care equipment. Applicant must be able to
work flexible hours and overtime when necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must
possess a valid Class E Florida Drivers License
with an acceptable driving record. Applicant must
be able to pass a screening test for illegal drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Depart-
ment, Moore Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm., Monday -
Friday
CLOSING DATE: September 29,2005
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades
County Application, Copy of valid Florida Drivers .
License
SUBMIT APPLICATION OR TO RECEIVE A
COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION CONTACT:
Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace


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Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
September 19, 2005
BUILDING DEPARTMENT SECRETARY
Hourly Salary Range: $8.50 $10.80 per hour.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to answer phones, handle pub-
lic inquires and coordinate all office and field duties with Chief
Building Official and Building Inspector(s). Applicant must be
capable of supervising one (1) or more persons. Applicant
must be versed in administrative duties of a Building Depart-
ment including, but not limited to, contractor licensing, con-
tractor insurance, reports (s) preparation, permit application
process, maintaining payroll records, purchase order prepara-
tion, etc.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must have
good typing skills with special emphasis on office organization
and file management Applicant must be capable of operating
customary office machines and be knowledgeable in Microsoft
Works, Word and Excel. Applicant must present a neat and
well-mannered appearance and possess good writing and
communication skills. Applicant must be able to handle difficult
situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or Equiva-
lent. Bilingual a plud.'
JOBLOCATION: Gi ler Couily.BulIang Dp,)riir, fenl
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5 days per week.
CLOSING DATE: October 3, 2005
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J.
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Caretaker. Cemetery
* SALARY RANGE: $9.00 $12.75 per hour
*EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE &
STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Applicant must be knowl-
edgeable in the scheduling and maintenance of ce-
metery grounds and building in Ortona and Muse.
Applicant must be knowledgeable in the mainte-
nance and operation of all cemetery equipment.
Applicant will be required to pick up and haul
trash from county cemeteries. Applicant must be
able to prepare legible daily work tickets that
record time, equipment and inventory used. Appli-
cant must provide safe conditions for employees
and the general public and perform any work nec-
essary to protect Glades County's interest
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Appli-
cant must have the ability to lift up to 100 lbs. and
have the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend,
crawl and work outside for long periods of time in
various weather conditions. Applicant must be ca-
pable of safely and efficiently maintaining and op-
erating lawn care maintenance equipment.
Applicant must be able to plan and work with lim-
ited supervision. Applicant must be able to com-
municate effectively with the public. Applicant
must be able to work flexible hours and overtime
when necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must
possess a valid Class E Florida Drivers License
with an acceptable driving record. Applicant must
be able to pass a screening test for illegal drugs.
Requires minimum of two (2) years experience of
lawn care..
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Depart-
ment, Moore Haven
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm., Monday -
Friday
CLOSING DATE: September 29,2005
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades
County Application, Copy of valid Florida Drivers
License
SUBMIT APPLICATION OR TO RECEIVE A
COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION CONTACT:
Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace


HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE & JEEP
Has an opening for:
Experienced
New/Used Car Sales Person.
Must be motivated, good with people
and ready to work.
Valid FL drivers license required.
Aggressive Pay Plan/Benefits.
Apply in person @
202 W. Sugarland Hwy Clewiston


Clewiston News
Glades County Democrat
The Sun


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 Democrat and The Sun
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LPN Position in Moore Haven; working in
public health clinic; ability to work with a
diverse population; ability to speak English
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HELP WANTED

Administrative Assistant Administrative
Administrative Department
For the Hendry County Commissioners. All
candidates must be computer literate, able to multi
task and manage day to day activities. Apps can be
obtained from the HR Dept, Courthouse in LaBelle, or
Sub-office in Clewiston. Deadline for submission
in September 30, 2005.

Vet pref. EEO employer. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying call
863-675-5352




SUPPORTED LIVING COACH


The Arc of Glades seeks individual for Supported
Living Program position w/experience in services
for individuals with handicapping conditions. Pro-
gram assists individuals with developmental
disabilities in creating independent lives in their
own homes in the community. Bach Degree in
Psych., Sociology, Nursing, Ed. or related degree
required; (Significant related experience may sub.
for degree requirement). Drug Free Workplace;
Background screening required. Send resume to:


GLADES AREA ARC
4250 N.W.16th St.
Belle Glade, FL 33430


e-mail: arcglades@vahoo.com
Tel.: 561-996-9583
Fax: 561-996-8692


COMPETITIVE SALARY BASED ON EXR
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


PALM BEACH COUNTY
PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE
CLERK I- $23,700-$32,000
West County Service Center, Belle Glade.
Basic clerical duties in a heavy customer
. service environment. H.S. Diploma/GED req.
Some clerical exp. desirable. Bi-lingual a plus.
Applications available at West County Service
Center, 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade.
(561)996-4890 or
www.pbcgov.com/PAPA.
EOE/DFWP


HELP WANTED
Collections and Distribution Tech
For Pt. LaBelle Utilities. A valid drivers license is
required. Applications will be accepted until
September 23,1005. Applications and job
descriptions can be obtained from the HR
Department in courthouse, LaBelle or
the sub-office, Clewiston.

Vet pref. EEO employer. Drug/smoke free.
Applicants needing assistance in application
process call 863-675-5352.


PROJECT COORDINATOR
Big Cypress Reservation
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications for the position of Project
Coordinator. Requirements: High School Diploma,
General Contractor's License, MS Word & Excel,
exp. related to Residential Construction, FL
Driver's License. Sal. $48,000 with benefits.
Fax resume/applications to 954-967-3477/


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:


-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections


OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.


FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS


CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
* VOCATIONAL (Horticulture) INSTRUCTOR
CHAPLAIN (P/T)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE INSTRUCTOR


MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471


Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer


HELP WANTED

Grounds Keeper
Opening in LaBelle with Hendry County
Commissioners. Full time position with benefits.
Applications, job description can be obtained from
HR in the LaBelle Courthouse or the sub-office in
Clewiston. Deadline for submission is
September 30, 2005.

Vet pref..EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing
assistance in the application process contact HR.


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


TRANSFER STATION & OPERATION
MAINTENANCE TRAINEES
Big Cypress Reservation

HS diploma or GED equivalent. FL Driver's
License. Operate heavy equipment. Semi-technical
maintenance pref. Good record keeping skills.
Water/Wastewater experience preferred.
(Transfer Station Operation), onsite recycling.
Familiar with solid waste management systems.
Fax resume/applications to (954)967-3477.


LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
OUTREACH WORKER F/T
Bi-lingual preferred. To'work
w/ HIV high-risk pregnant
Women. Flex hrs. Min. HS dip.'
Fax Resume: 561-721-2893.
Route Sales
Lance Incorporated/Cape Cod
Potato Chips needs a route
salesperson in the Clewiston
area. Exc. pay & benefits.
Call 239-275-7770 or fax re-
sume to 239-275-7776.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
STABLE CAREER. IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS! Positions
available for Experienced
CDL Holders. Also Company
Funded Truck Driver Training
offered. Financial assistance
for Hurricane Victims.
(877)PRIME-JOB. www.pri-
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Glade medical office seeking
experienced F/T certified
medical assistant with excel-
lent phlebotomy. Exc. salary
& benefits. Fax resume to
561-868-7377


Our Emergency Room is rated #1
in the Southeast Division in Patient, Employee and Physician
Satisfaction and ED Effkiciency.


Registered Nurses
* ER RNs 7a-7p and 11a-11p
Prefer ER experience, however, we are willing to train the right candidate. Must have
BLS; we will support training to acquire ACLS, PALS and Trauma Nursing certifications.
* Med/Surg RNs 7a-7p and 7p-7a
Must have BLS.


Pharmacy
* Various positions available in our Pharmacy department
Coders
* Full-Time
Must have RHIT, CCS or CCA licensure, 3 years of Acute Care experience aid Inpatient,
Outpatient and ER experience.

Send your resume to: Raulerson Hospital, Attn: Janis Stevens, 1796 Hwy. 441
North, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Fax: 863-824-2771. Phone: 863-824-2750.
Email: janisi.stevens@HCAHealthcare.com.


Visit our Web site at: www.raulersonhospital.com.


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RN for a lO bed
Crisis Unit PT 2-3
days/week:.8 or 12
shifts. Provide nurs-
ing services to clients
& supervise mental
health techs. Current
FL RN registration.
Fax resume to:
B. Sears, HSRC
Belle Glade
(561)992-2041
an EOE employer.

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cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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. .'iJ S TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat pump, Barrel, $200. Gas, Excellent condition. Homes from $10,000! 1-3
S-. 12 seer, brand new, never (863)357-5754 $1500 or best offer bedroom available! HUD, Re-
been used. $1000 BROWNING B-80 SL, 3" bar- (863)357-1577 pos, REO, etc. These homes
Good Dependable Childcare (863)467-7101 BW B0S, 3- must sell! For Listings Call
in my home. Have ref's. 3 rel, 1 modified, 1 full, great PAINTBALL GUNS- (2) Titp- (800)571-0225 Ext H373.
(561)996-6621 A ntIqI shape, $400. man, 3 air tanks, 2 helmets,
(863)673-4927 all for $400 (863)467-0668. CLEWISTON 3br, 2ba.
Ed u ANNE-TIQUESofSMoorehaven DEER RIFLE Husqvarna, after4pm. 1804 Matthew Loop.
nsui AveJ&lstSt. Open 6.5x55MM, 4X Bushnell r (863)259-3090
DEIVRU RPRECIOS Wed. Sat. & maybe Sun. Scope, synth. stk, ammo $275 Tf1 1 i CLEWISTON- Country Cot-
OELIVER OUR PRECIOUS For those with unusual taste! (863)697-2033 t age 3br, 2ba, Den, 198 ac
CARGO: Be a Hendry We buy & sell estates. RIFLE: Antique-Stevens Old CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD- Lots of trees. Quite Neigh-
Driver. ontacttherd Bus (863)946-9100 Action, 22 cal. Tube feed 12 ER- Sony, With 100 country b o r h o 0 o d
Transportation Dept. at SEW MACHINES (3)- Antique, shot, org. finish. Exc. cond. Cassettes $40 $178,900 863-983-8632
863-674-4115 or need some work, $125 $275 863-675-8465 LaBelle. (863)697-2033 PAHOKEE, 3 BR, 1BA, Pool &
CherylJamesonat takes all (863)467-1574. SHOT GUN: 8 Shot, "Parker- 'T- Garage. Excellent Cond.
amesonc@ I L ized" Mossberg, 12 ga pump- $159,900. 2550 SW 14th
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$450. (863)675-8465LaBelle
DEEP FREEZE- 5 cu ft. Only SANYO 17" color, Panason- When you want some-
Sused about 6 months. Pd. MI ic, 17", color. $50 for both, thing sold, advertise in
liiitJ lii& BM ~$159 selling for $75 1 ,1-" I will separate (863)357-4831 the classified.
(863)635-7987 COV RN E IPT I I
PRIVATE NURSING DRYER/WASHER like new, CONVERSION II ELIPTI-
AVAILABLE: By Experienced $250 for both CAL/STEPPER- used very lit-
Registered Nurse in you (863)467-4366 / 634-2303 tIe. $100 (8963)674-0098. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
home. Call formore informa- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
tion. (561)261-4447 FREEZER, UPRIGHT: Ken- TREADMILL- Works great.
more. Like new. $200. $75. Call Jon @ For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
WASHER,(863)674-1105 WEIGHT SET, Universal: In- Center. If interested please call
Service Business FSBO. Sky's (863)634-0779 eludes Bench Press & Lower 91 6 0
the limit with this SWFL busi- Body Work Out. Asking $325 6 1 9 9 3 -1 1 6 O
ness. http://landscapeand- WASHER/DRYER, Maytag, neg. (863)675-4912
-treecofsbo.homestead.com. good condition, $150. -1
For More Info Call (863)467-1547 or Husho *
(941)485-9212. (863)532-9700.Itm06'
S. GENERATOR- Coleman Pow- Hurricane Wind Zone 3
w s RICE MAKER, Hardly used. ermate w/wheel kit installed, Manufactured &
$8. (863)447-0002 .10 HP 5000 watt, 120/240v Modular Homes
BIKE, 3 Wheel, very good $450 FIRM (863)763-4297 Land/Home Packages
ALL Accidents & Injury cond. also 2 wheel Schwinn LADDER- 40', aluminum, Wer- Complete Double Section,
Claims. AUTOMOBILE, .Bike. $150 for both or will LADDER-40 aumnum Setup&A/C.
BIKE/BOAT/BUS, ANIMAL separate. (573)517-2577 ELECTRIC SCOOTER- used er,good working con. SetFrom$45000
BITES, WORKERS. COMPEN- only 1 month, battery charg- $150 (863)467STANTON HOMES
SATION, WRONGFUL er, basket, 4 wheel base, SAWS (4) 2 Radial & 2 Table. 1-800-330-6623
DEATH, NURSING HOME IN- $1200 (863)801-6149 $200 or best offer for all.
JURIES. "Protect Your LIFTCHAIR-electricexcellent 863-675-1816 or
Rights" A-A-A ATTORNEY ALL STEEL BLDGS. SALE!! LIFT CHAIR- $350 239-34-4758
Referral Service 40X75 70X150 Up to 50% con (863)801- 353 PORT LaBelle: Unit 4, 3/2,
(800)733-5342. OFF,, call now!! I(863)80 1Ag n 'iur Newly renovated, near schls.,
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS (800)839-1075 Judy. OXYGEN USERS: Travel with- BrcUl e Priced to sell @ $172,500,
children, etc. Only onesig- CLOSET MAID: Closet System out canisters, No more hot- Call owner: 863-675-1107.
children, etc. Only one's 1- CLOSET MAID: Closet System tis! Oxiife's lightweight, ,,,
nature required! *Excludes Parts, All brand new. Left over Oxygen concentrators run off -fllL and-Sa l 10
govt. fees! Call weekdays from new construction. $150. your car and in your home.
800)462-2000, ext.600. (863)675-3944LaBelle. U.S.A.- made Warranteed Arcadia approx 6 m North,
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,8 0 w Christmas Trees 745
LLC. Established1977. ; fno (800)780-2616 www.oxli-e 5 30 acres, 1 mi. off Hwy. 17,
LCEstablihed977. feinc.com. Farm E ipmen Pangola, small pond, Call
NEED A LAWYER? All Criminal PORTABLE COMMODE- ad- Farm Miscellaneous 815 Guy (239)229-3936
* Defense & Personal Injury, METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ justable height, sits over toi- Farm Produce 820 L -Sl
*Felonies *Domestic Vio- Buy Direct From Manufactur- let or with pail, $55 Farm Services
lence *Misdemeanors *DUI er. 20 colors in stock with all (863)357-8788.. Offered 825
*Traffic *Auto Accident Accessories. Quick turn Farm Supplies,' TAYLOR CREEK ISLE-Dock,
*Wrongful Death. "Protect around! Delivery Available tri Services Wanted 830 Lake access, In ground pool,
Your Rights" Toll Free (888)393-0335. Fertilizer 835 Asking $179,000. 2024 SE
A-A-A Attorney Referral Ser- DRIVE ON RAMP- You disas- Horses 840 34th Ln M/H Free
vice (800)733-5342. PATIO SLIDING GLASS DOOR semble & move $200. Landscaping 772-873-0027 or Cell#
win LaBele. ( (863)467-4328 Supplies 845 772-528-4074
rVBk. PORT- ) Stor da EARN DEGREE online from Lawn & Garden 850 We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
RV PORT- Storm damaged, home. *Medical *Business, Livestock 855
NEW SELF STORAGE 20x40 plenty of material to *Paraiega, *Computers Job Poultry/Supplies 860 www.vaCantlotsusa.com
46units7x5,8x1 5,10x15, make 20x10 $1100 Placement Assistanceo- SeedsPlants. 800-339-0413/866-958-cash
10x30, 12x30,15x25. Full (863)467-4328 puter & Financial aid ifquail- Flowers 865 ft ate
electric, secure on Commereio p fy. (866)858-2121
St.350ft.from Clewiston a0IdI fy. (866)858-2121
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, ww tech.con. linetIdtr-
863-983-2808, after hrs. BOY'S CLOTHES- new- t 3BD/2BA Brick Ranch Style
863-983-8979 bomrn-2T, Lg. assortment, Exc GARDEN TUB- Large, Perfect home. Attached Garage on
cond. $155. takes all or will for a corner spot. .iergji::, DIXON- Zero turn, 38" cut, 3.66 AC., Blueberries -
separate. (863)763-6131 excellent condition. Call Great shape, new tires, $700 Room for horses, Lake Ac-
1 (863)697-6507 Leave msg or best offer. (863)467-5616 cess, Live Oak, FL.
Mecads. ,Run your ad STATEWIDE!!! ROYAL & QUEEN PALM $219,000.(386)364-5492.
For only $450 you can place TREES- Gorgeous!! up to BEAUTIFUL GEORGIA PROP-
Merchandise BABY PAGEANT DRESS- your.25 word classified ad in 18ft high, $400 for all will ERTIES To Be Sold at Auc-
brand new, never worn, size over 150 newspapers sell separate (863)675-0104 tion in Sept-Oct. Visit
S 12mos., asking $30. throughout the state reaching I www.land2auction.com For
(863)763-3963. over 5 MILLION readers. 1 v t Auction Dates and Times
WEDDING DRESS open Gall this newspaper or Ad- Call PEACHSTATE
Air Conditioners 505 back, sequindetailed, 6ft train vertising Networks of Florida Okeechobee Livestock (866)300-7653.
Antiques 510 perfect cond. Pd $900 asking at (866)742-1373. Visit us Market Sales every B
Appliances 515 $200 (863)673-4942 online at www.florida-classi- Mon.12pm & every BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
Appliance Parts 5220 fieds.com. Display ads also Tues. 11am. 763-3127 NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
Beauty Supplies 525 I available. THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
Bicycles 530 TENNESSEE FAINTING PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
Books & Magazine535 ELVS RECORD & SOUVENIR line, '91, 25 paFordEcono-ger, ac, ATS $100 calevenings WESTERNNC.Homes, Cab-
Bk ng aes5COline,9i, 25 passenger, ac, (863)675-4098La Belle ins, Acreage &Investments.
Business Equipment 545 yrs. old. Rare items. $244 $500 0 or best ofer (863)675-5947area. Cherokee Mountain Realty
CarpetsRugs 550 yrs. old. Rare ims. $2500 (863)675-5947 GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
Children's Items 555 all.863)824-3358 WATER COOLER- Zephyr Hills, nt I www.cherokeemountainreal-
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 Football & Baseball Card Col- holds 5 gal bottle, like new, l ty.com Call for Free Bro-
Clothing 565 election & $500 or best offer white, $75. (863)447-2130. chure (800)841-5868.
Coins/Stamps 570 Call(863)763-8943 WebTV Inteinate Terminal, I RENT Mountain Estates Pristine
Collectibles 575Mount Battery operated keybain Estates Pristine
Computer/Videso 580 Battery operated keyboard & private, gated with stunning
Crafts/S plies 585 I Electric keyboard $50. 60 mile views in Monroe
Cr s/Supplies 585(863)467-2639 Apartments 905 CountyWV. Clearlakes, gen-
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 COMPAQ LAPTOP 477- All ac- i Business Places 910 tie slopes, riding trails, na-
Fireplace Fixture 600 cess, Window XP, LeatherI n Sa 01Commercial ture preserves. Two lodges,
Firewood 605 carrying bag. Exc cond. Property 915 B&B, restaurant, Sports
Furniture 610 $350 neg. 8634675616 ,Condos/ Club. Top quality roads, un-
Furniture 610 $350 neg. 863-467-5616 ORGAN Hammond, double Townhouses Rent920 derground utilities. Close to
Health & Reducing COMPUTER, complete, every- keyboard.. Pd over $4000 Farm Property 50 national parks, cultural
Equipment 620 thing you need to get started, asking $100 (863)675-0235 Rent 925 centers, Greenbrier, Snow-
Heating Equipment, whole unit, works great, House Rent 930 show & Lewisburg. 2-50
Supplies 625 $150. (863)467-68051 Land Rent 935 acres from $99,995.
Household Items 630 Resort Property (888)411-4488. See it now-
HuJe hoeldry 635 AQUARIUM- 55 Gal & acces- Rent 945 www.My-WV.com.
JewelryLiht 63540 series $50. (863)763-0280 Roommate 950
Luggage 645 ADJUSTABLE BED L Twin w/ BABY PIGS, Muse area. 1 Rooms to Rent 955 NC MOUNTAIN HOMESITES
Medical Items 650 wireless remote. Only used Pair. $20. (863)675-4981 Storage Space Spectacular new gated river-
Miscellaneous 655 a couple months. $600 Rent 960 front community, near Ashe-
Musical Instruments660 (863)675-0483 BOSTON TERRIER- 1 1/2, 'vile. 1 + acre homesites
fice nStuppens/ years old. .$200. from the 40s. No time re-
Office Supplies/ DINETTE SET & sleeper sofa, (863)697-3346 quiremen to start building.
Equipment 665 2 gs end tbs & coffee tbl PUPPIES 1 Call Today: (866)292-5762.
Pets/Supplies/ stereo sys. w/ spkrs. $200 all CHIHUAHUA. PUPPIES 1 COMERCIALOFFICESPACE
Services 670 willsep.(863)675-0483 male, 2 female, all black & Clewston-1700 s. in town NC MOUNTAIN CABIN on
Photography 675 white. Parents on prem. $150 Clewto-70f m t top Ne trees,
Plumbing Supplies 680 Entertainment Center, ea. P(863)75t n lmsg per fet medical, retail, small mountain top, view, frees,
Poolsbig Supplies 885 t/Eeper, Rocking Ce rSo (863)675-3915 business (561)628-2992. waterfall & large public lake
Chtaiurnt Recinrtch, CHIHUAHUA'S (2) beautiful nearby, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Equipment 690 sellsep. (863)675-1621aft6 males, 10 inks, first shots &o $175,000 owner
Satellite 695 health cert. $300 ea. ( 8 6 6 ) 789 -8 535
SewingMachines 00o FUTON BUNK BED- New, (772)517-6712. BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Quiet www.NC77.com.
Sporting Goods 705 863)675-0244 COCKATIEL'S, 1 Fancy Grey & area, 2/2,. Lake access, PRE-CONSTRUCTION WA-
Stereo Equipment 710 v ) 4Yellow/2 Med. Grey, 2 Ig cag- $575,1/2 util, Sec Dep, Res TERFRONT Only 10% down
Television/Radio 715 FUTON SOFA BED, Full sized es, etc. 5 mo. old. $150. Req (561)763-4800 leave on Miami River, 2007 corn-
Tickets 720 w/decorative cover. Wooden 239-657-2427 before 8p msg. pletion. 20 units, condo con-
Tools 725 frame. Very nice. $40. DACHSHUND PUP- mini F(F LaBelle Female: versions, minutes from Ft.
Toys & Games 730 (863)447-0002 tan 8 weeks 1st shots' Looking for Senior Female to Lauderdale Beach. Great ren-
WaCRnted to Buy 740 KING SIZED BED- California, $250 (863)467-4728. share large home. $400 mo. tal. Won't last! Realtor
Headboard, Mattress, cown- MINI REX BUNNIES, 1.pair. + sec. dep. (863)675-0866 (877)468-5687.
e3t)986Vy3nice $100 $20. Muse area. LAKEPORT Full house priv. VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
(863)986-4743 (863)675-4961. W/D. $100 Wkly. Utilities incl. na Montana 4.15 Acres
INI I0 I KITC3HEN TABLE, $50. PARROT CAGE- Large. Asking References required Female $60,990'. Ride out your

W NDOWUNIT-7d000 BTU, RECLINER, Mauve, Wood din- PIT BULL PUPS- 5 mos. old, l El a lake & mountain views, close
works good $30 ing room'able & 4 chairs & 2M-1F, UTD on all shots, d l to Canyon Ferry Lake, min-
(863)635-7987 5 drawer dresser All $130, $2M00(86763)-7446 utes to Helena. Soils tested,
will sep. 863-675-0256 | utilities, ready to build on.
SOFA, Hie A B o cn- PITBULL Female, 8mors, C radl yner to8buid o4n.
SOAHi e 86 ,05g d co eeds family without smaall owner (888)770-2240.
edition, $150. (863)983-4743 pets. Loves kids, very alert WATERFRONT PROPER-
SOFA, LS,CHAIR- Clean, ask- $100(863)484-0313 Business Places TIES WESTERN NORTH
ing$350.(863)763-5741 POINTER PUPPIES AKC Sale 1005 CAROLINA FOOTHILLS


SOFA, Sectional, Ends Champion bloodline's. Pet Commercial OF THE APPALACHIANS
SOFA Sectional, 5 pc., Ends how, huntin compnion Property Sale 1010 WWW.LAKEHICKORYREAL-
recG ood shape. $125 Will go quick! (863)467-6388 Condos., TYCOM
Good shape. $125. goquTownhouses Sale1015 TOLL FREE: (866)396-5316
863-675-0256 RABBITS (2) house trained, Farms Sale 1020 LAKE HICKORY REALTY,
$10.00 each Houses- Sale 1025 LLC.
(863)635-4690. Hunting Property 1030
SRED HEALE- 2 years old Investment WESTERN North Carolina
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc cond. Full blooded, no papers $100 Property Sale 1035 Mountains Cool Air, Views,
goodCLUB CAR, ger,97- $1Exc.99 call anytime (863)697-3346 Land Sale 1040 Streams, Homes, Cabins,
good batt/charger, $1599. Lots Sale 1045 Acreage FREE BROCHURE
(863)697-1350/763-2063. YORKIPOO PUPS- tiny, abso- Open House 1050 OF MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
S EASY GO Good cond. good lately adorable, 8 wks, Out of State (800)642-5333. Realty Of
e I battery & charger. $799 shots, $600 cash only Property Sale 1055 Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or (863)357-0037. Property Inspection 1060. Murphy, N.C. 28906.
S/ / (863)763-2063. 5 r7 Real Estate Wanted 1065 www.realtyofmurphy.com.
"e ResortProperty -.
GOLF CART EZ Go electric, ie 08 Sale 1070 R E
'04 Freedom SE series. Like Warehouse Space 1075 i"I1
new, only driven twice. Many POOL 3/2 x 161/2 in good Waterfront Property 1080
xtras $3,795 (561)818-1482 condition w/ all accessories. TODAY TURN YOUR
L Practically new. $100 VACANTLAND
GOLF CART- Club Car, '91 (863)763-4512 'H s a INTO BIG $$$$
Electric, Great condition. I will buy your vacant lot or
$1250. (863)675-1472 ii i PAHOKEE 3br, 1ba, CBS, land for cash. Close in 1 week.
GOLF CART- Club Car, '97, family & utility rooms, car- Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Body shell, no frame. $175. PING PONG TABLE- $40. port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
(863)675-1472 (410)228-1849 $149K 863-983-0099 561-441-2800


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Mobile Homes
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'- BUCKET SEATS- 2, $50. Will
Front platform 30HP Evin- separate (863)675-0969
pV4 111 11 BI | 4 rude, tiller t r, $1800 neg. CAMAR '85- Z28, good for
-- (863)6972969 parts only $250
Mobile Home Lots 2005 PRO CRAFT 170 COMBO '98 (863)763-1370.
Mobile Home Parts 2010 Excellent condition $7900 or CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle
Mobile Homes Rent 2015 best offer (561)670-4742 New 20001b elec. winch, tie
Mobile Homes Sale 2i)20 downs & hitch. $850. or
Mobile Homes Sale 202 REINELL- 24' Cabin Cruiser, best offer(863)63-3551
-- M ^ 305 Merc, I/O, Fly bridge, Bi- estoffer 863)763-3551
mini, with trailer $1000 or CARBURETOR Holley, &
best offer (772)465-3925 Chevy truck Rally Wheels (5)
$200 for all or will sep.
LAKEPORT AREA WAHOO- 19', Center console, (863)634-0526
150hp Mariner, Aluminum
2BR, $400 mo. trailer, GPS & depth finder. CHEVY PARTS Turbo 400
(863)227-4417 $9800. (863)467-9298 Trans, '69 Camaro Radiator,
__ like new. $200 both, will sep.
M Hi(863)634-0526
POSI TRACTION UNIT- with
gears, $300 or best offer
.- -. (863)467-8856.
....i-0- ----. RIMS/TIRES low profile, 4
?" -- .post lock lug nuts, off of Hon-
da Civic. $250 (863)532-8158
--,L.i ,i1 '..i- RUBBER MATS- Heavy duty,
'" fits '01 F150 Truck, Good
condition. $30.
CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES (863)763-6131
TIRES & RIMS (4) 31575R16
ModUlar/Models. From $59,900, & up, tires, 8 lug, fits '00 Dodge 4x4'
Modu odelw/Ram center cap & Beauty
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use Ring $350 (863)357-7566
your land as down payment. Financing TIRES set of 4, 23575R17
available. 863-673-6417. or 561-753-8355 $125 (863)675-2558
TOOLBOX full size, like new
LeBelle- '80, Vougue, 14'x60' condition, diamond plated,
has roof over, Zone II Free de- M jo ycs 0J single lid, $120
livery Set up & permits extra (863)634-4672
$6000 (863)-675-5000 GAS SCOOTER- stand up, TRANSMISSION- Refuilt GM
good condition, $125 or best TRANSMISSION Rebuilt GM,
offer (863)228-2828 $300 (863)467-8856.
CENTRAL HOMES HONDA SHADOW 500- '85 WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
Good condition, Runs greai chrome, w/285/50 Goodyear
OF CLEWISTON | .$1500 or best offer. Eagle tires, $800 rreg.
(863)634-7046 (863)528-1894.
1)Tropica YAMAHA 2002 PW50- cranks Reading a newspaper
on 1st kick, great starter helps you understand
#1092/1 I W/ bike, $600 (863)467-6434 the world around you.
Screen Room YUMBO CRUISER, only 50 No wonder newspaper
miles, 200cc, good beginner readers are more suc-
Patio bike, $2500. (863)801-5353 cessful people!

Super Nice! nilu k
CHEVY 3/4 TON PICKUP, '86,
HONDA 350X- 3 Wheeler, '86, new motor, runs good, good
$1200 or best offer. body, parts only, no title,
2) Tropical#8 (863)357-1577 $900. (863)673-6738
MANCO 90 cc '03- runs great CHEVY SILVERADO '92 Step
Sin lte, like new, lyr warranty remain- Side- AC, new tires & brakes,
Fenced, 3/2 ing. $1000 (863)357-7566 350 motor, w/camper top.
SUZUKI 4 WHEELER- Ozark, $4000 neg. (863)697-6618
Appliances '03, 250cc, Nearly new, DODGE RAM .50 1983, P/S,
included Good tires, Must sell $2200. Toobox, bedliner, 52spd,
(863)357-2494 easy on gas, $1250.
l i (863)447-2130
FORD F100- '74, Ext cab,
TRAILER MOBILE- '74, 48', Short bed, 460 C6 trans., 35"
3 Tropical #28 Good shape $2500 or best tires $1500 Neg.
offer. (863)675-6822 863-675-4697/239-494-2647
S/11/2 Bath, FORDF150 '81 Good 6 cyl.
Fn hd tm engine, new trans. Good tires.
FurniShed, AutoImobII es Sell whole or for parts. $300
Carport, (863)763-5067/763-0669
Ox l Shed I FORD F150 '88 Short bed,
0A1 Shed. power win/doors, dual fuel
tank topper & cold a/c $2000
MUST SEE Automobiles 4005 urbi'-tnni-r i.E. -.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015 FORD F150 91 'LT Jult
Commercial Trucks 4020 Vi ',hI.1 u" 'o ,ril iTirny
Construction '*' '*:, ,,lu,",,j .. r
4)Trop caLot #1 Equipment 4025 m i.:l"'i'll
Foreign Cars 4030 FORD FI50 92 F.- V8
3/2 DW Four Wheel Drive 4035 ,,1 I 1,iij
Heavy Duty Trucks4040 ,;
arort, Parts- Repairs 4045 .
Pickup Trucks 4050 GMC- 89 1 i ,r,Flmi,.l KiKrin
Sm. Shed Sport Utility 4055 :, it, wr i pull 4.4
Tractor Trailers 4060 .2500 AIi.,si .t,6
Utility Trailers 4065 NISSAN v
2160W. Hwy. 27Clewiston Vans g,,0 ,'; ,l t :'I oner
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART (863)612-0647
983-4663 A&u t mo(le63612
p CHa lmpI O U Tries405
HOME SUILERSCO $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
.. Cars from $500! Tax Repos, UTILITY TRAILER- 8x10,
MONTURA RANCH ESTATES US Marshall and IRS sales! open, like new, used once,
Sec. MONT3,3 BR, 2 Ba., 1200'CH Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo- $850. (863)467,1547 or
b. Wide3, 50,0.00' fenced yd. ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and (863)532-9700.
Screened Lanai, Utility Shed. more71For Listings Call373 WELLS FARGO- Closed in with
Pricedtosell@$114,500. (800)571-0225 ExtC373. loading ramp. $2000.
Call owner: 863-673-5071 CADILLAC BROUGHAM '91 (863)801-1666
Runs great, cold air. $950
New & Used (863)467-8013
Manufactured Homes (863 )467 -8-
Fleetwood, Jacobsen, DODGE SPIRIT '92 Runs-
Scotbilt, Townhomes. Needs Head Gasket, cold Chevy Cargo Van Express,
Best Deals Anywhere. AC, New tires/ exhaust.$300 '00, exc. cond., not previ-
STANTON HOMES neg.(863)467-7415 ously used as work van,
Clewiston, LaBelle, FORD ESCORT, '91, needs
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda clutch, will start & run, $200 DODGE CARAVAN '93 Motor
1-800-330-8106 or best offer. (863)801-3158 runs good but needs transmis-
sion. NA/C. Body in great shape.
FORD TAURUS, '92, good for $600 (239)693-7949
RENTTO OWN (863)983-4694 $175 HI TOP CONV VAN '93- great
Buy Here-PayHere shape, beige, tow pkg,
Marginal Credit OK HYUNDAI SCOOP '95 a/c, (863)467-6857.
Clewiston Stanton Homes cd, runs great, great on gas.
83-983-8108 in $900 (863)983-559 MAZDA MPV VAN, '90, 7 pas-
senger, V6, all power, new
SINGLE WIDE 12x50 w/ KIA SPECTRA, '03, standard tires, no rust, needs eng.
screened room. You Must w/warranty, $7000 or best work. $500. (863)467-6805
Move. $1500 (863)675-2331 offer. (863)673-2677
LINCOLN TOWNCAR, 1988 -
SKYLINE- '90, 26'x40', New Good cond., black rag top,
roof/carpet. Free delivery to new tires, cold a/c, $1300. ub o
Zone II. Set up.& permit extra 863-801-6033
$12,500. (863)675-5000 MERCURY COUGAR 1995, I III A A
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST V8, Runs good. $800 or best ... .
& OLDEST DEALER offer. (863)528-2486. Public Notice 5005
VOLUME PRICING Public Notice 5005
STANTON HOMES MERCURY SABLE '93 white, State Public -
800-330-6266 tinted windows, cruise control. Legal Notice 5500
runs great & great on gas.
Recreation .$900 (863)983-5597
t MERCURY TRACER, '91- NC

best offer (863)675-1621. The Barron Water Control District Board
ef Supervisors will conduct a Board of
Supervisors' Meeting at 10:00 am on
Boats 3005 .../ -. F-riday, September 30, 2005 at the of-
Campers./RVs 3010 ( irce of tie Distict, 3293 Oeilwood Tar-
Jet Skiis 3015 race,PortLatelle, Flodda.
Marine Accessories 3020 NISN STA 1 od The purpose of the meeting.will be to
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 Nw AN STANZA 1985tr, egood c St rouine business which may
Marine Miscellaneous303 0 ork car, strong motor, require action by the Board.
Motorcycles 3030 $1295 cash. (561)358-6307 This meeting is open tothe public.
Sport Vehicles'ATVs 3035 'L WHarodbeece Chairman
PLYMOUTH- '95, 4cy, good 04603 w. eCGS9 i2a200
condition, $2400 83 c B, CGS 9/22I/2005
(561)992-8692. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING


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AIR BOAT 12' Needs motor PONTIAC BONNEVILLE- '02 The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
T1,200. Nr es o trl Loaded, 4 new tires, Goo wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County will
$1 00 or bestoffer. will ade 4 hold the Regular Monthly Meetin0 on
trade. (863)467-7415 paint/no rust, $10,000. Neg Thursdav Seotember 22 2005 at b .o0
561-996-6017 or 996-2076 EM. at.The Greentree East Community
BASS BOAT, 17 Ft. w/150 hp Center at 710 South Lopez Street cle-
BAS bT 1 Ft w 5 h p SATURN SUPER COUPE, '01, wiston, Florida, Hendry County.
Force Motor. Runs good, but r d The purpose o the meeting is to conduct-
needs lower unit. $1800 o r 35 m + per gal., 3dr., load rthe general business and consider any
trade. (863)673-0072 d, exc. cond., $6000 neg. ether matter that may be brought be-
(863)357-0060 fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
BAYLINER- 17', 85 HP, with VOLVO, '88- 4cyl, low miles, any decision made at such meeting
trailer. Runs great $500. perfect cond., $2200 must ensure'that a verbatim record is
(410)228-1849 made upon which the appeal is to be
(410)228-1849 (561)992-8692. based.
Ft.T TRGaER 1 Ft lv Ha- y t The meeting will include any business
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva- before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
nized. Good shape. $175. I Housing, Inc"
863-674-1105. s85461C CiCGS 09122/2005
DRY BOAT 11ft, 30h/p Mari- Chevy Dually 350, '84 nds
ner, full cover, trailer, similar some bdy wrk, gd bed & 454 NOTICE TO PUBLIC
to a jet ski full cover. $2500 eng. 400 turbo trans. Xtra gas The Hendry County Hospital Authority
(954)868-6518 tank $2200 (863)697-8227 Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
GAME FISHERMAN 12ft, fiber- GMC, '88, w/eng. work, day, September 29th, at 10:O aem. In
glass, w/16ft aluminum Magic 18,280 gvwr, 24' waterproof the onference Rom at Hendry e-
Tilt trailer. $700 or best offer van body, w/attic, good tires, arand Highway Clewiston, Florida.
(863)467-9877 $6000. (863)532-0079 84581 CGS 9/222005os -


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1.25 ac $109.9K
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The mos: t, eLr:i ,
Clewistor, S p j.fI. :r, :or-
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CBS. $339K
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3/2 brick home immaculate and
very well maintained w/ beautiful
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Recently Reduced! Beautiful
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investors wanted $49,900
Montura Ranch 3bd/2ba MH
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NOTICE OF WORKSHOP
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARO
OF HENRY COUNTY
Notice is hereby given that the School
Board of Hendry County will hold a
Workshop to discuss the 2004-05 Re-
ports of Adequate Progress and the
2005-06 School Improvement Plans.
This Workshop will be held Tuesday,
September 27, 2005 beginning at 3:30
p.m. at the School Board Meeting
Room, Hendry County Courthouse,
2nd Floor, _5 E. Hickpochee Avenue,
LaBelle, Florida.
All interested person may appear and be
heard with respect toAthe issues at
said meeting.
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF
HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
Richard A. "Rick" Murphy, Chairman
85376 CGS 9/22/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
U-Lock-I Storage
RO. Box 933
Lake Placid, Fl 33862
(863)673-1000
Contents of the following units located at
500 S. San Gabrielle St, Clewiston, FL
will be sold on September 29, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
Unit #13
Charlotte LIndsey
RO. Box 2823
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #31
Rosie Crumb
RO.Box 1794
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #33
Brenda Dove
500 S.W. WC OwnesAve.
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit #34
Donald Copely
5120 Pioneer 17th St
Clewiston, FL 33440
Units #45,47,48
Jacob Johnson
2454 Blossom Road
Orangeburg, SC 29115
80932 CGS 9/1,8/2005

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA'
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 05-CA-148
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
THOMAS LOCKER
A/K/A THOMAS H. LOCKER, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS)
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE ESTATE OF Thomas
Lockyer
whose residence Is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown de-
fendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties
claiming an interest by, through, under
oragalnst the Defendants, who ware
not known to be dead or alive, and all
Parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property de-
scribed in the mortgage be ng fore-
closed herein,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
LOT 13, FIRST REPLAT IN PORT VILLAS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
112, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you're
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address Is 801 S. UNIVERSITY
DRIVE, STE. 500, PLANTATION, FL
33324 on or before October 14, 2005
(no later than 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice of
action) and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at GLADES County, Florida, this
8th day of Sept., 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Jennifer Bevis
DEPUTY CLERK
Law Offices of David J, Stem
Attomey for Plaintiff
80 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
05-42523(FM)NATB
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special accom-
modation should contact COURT AD-
MINISTRATION, at the GLADES County
Inilrthinps at Q41.n5-R.M99


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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF POIPOUSUEHULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 516 Travel, Reimbursement
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
travel reimbursement'
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.51 and
1001.43F S. and6A-1.056 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51
and 1001.42 FS., and 6A-1.056 S.B.R.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtaineth, without
cost, attheOffice of the SuperintendentofSchools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for travel reim-
bursement.
:.1ft iNt i ,If h |Ii/ liit vi.i :I, :' i;. The proposed policy revision will create no
addiMonail oluncit 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 September 27, 2005.,
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in Writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Supenntendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be udicially 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.
Notlce: Ia you need an accommodation In order to participate In this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner the Superintendent of Schools at
063) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting on workshop.
Nottce: 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), ES.
80745 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 239 Background Screening and Self Reporting Requirements
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
background screening and self-reporting requirements.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23, 1001.32(2),
1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43(6), 1012.23, 1012.32(2), 101.2465 (2) ES.,
6B-4.0091(6 and6B-1.006 5)SBER
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 316.027(4), 435.04, 1001.23,
1001.32(2), 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.43 (6), 1012.23, 1012.32 (2), 101.2465
(2) ES., 6B-4.009 (6) and 6B-1.006 (5) SBER
FULL TEXT: A copy of the fullent the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for background
screening and self-reporting requirements.
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 September 27,2005.
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 thisproposed rule Is to re-
of Schools, In wring, within 21 daysaafter publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesh'ng the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argumenanat on the issues under
conslderaton.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
wring, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
iced 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
(83 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours priorto the meeting orworkshop.
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), ES.
80738 CB 9/22/05
CGS 9/8,15,22/05


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HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 9/27/2005
SUBJECT AREA: 226 Personal and Bereavement Leave (with Compensation)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
personal and bereavement leave (with Compensation)
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1012.66, 1012.22, 1012.61(2) 2, 1001.42,
1001:43,1001.41,1001.49(3), 1001.51,1012.23 ES. and 6A-1.079 S.B.R.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1012.66, 1012.22, 1012.61(2) 2,
1001.42, 1001.43, 1001.41, 1001.49(3), 1001.51, 1012.23 F.S. and
6A-1.079S,B.R.
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 personal and
bereavement leave (with compensation).
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for thb 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 September 27, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
gardlng the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or toI'provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice,
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised In
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
quest, In writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the Issues under
consideration. .
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, In
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notlfy Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
80728 CB 9/22/05 .
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