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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: January 6, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Thursday, January 6, 2005


Western Paln Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 No. 31


First Family Unity Week
Against HIV/AIDS conference
will take place at Dolly Hand
Cultural Art Center at 1977 Col-
lege Drive, Belle Glade, Jan. 6-
7 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This
awareness program is
designed to help HIV infected
clients build stronger families
and community support sys-
tem. To support infected indi-
viduals with emotional stabili-
ty; to promote healthy
lifestyles; to provide commu-
nity support services to indi-
viduals testing positive and
their loved ones; to create a
safe environment; to Unity
Healthcare professionals and
family members to reduce/or
help HIV infected individuals
to increase their chance of liv-
ing longer.

Shelter grant
applications
The city of Belle Glade has
applications for the Communi-
ty Development Block Grant
and Emergency Shelter Block
Grant programs available at
city hall. Deadline for the appli-
cations is Jan. 7. For more
information, contact Barbara
Bell-Spence at 996-0100.

Homebuyer
workshop
English Homebuyer Work-
shop at Centro Campcsino's
Villa Lago office in South Bay
is Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call (561) 996-3988.

The
Curiosity Club
Saturday, Jan. 15, at 10
a.m., the Belle Glade Branch
Library will present the Curios-
ity Club. Come do a great sci-
ence experiment and learn to
make magic muck. This pro-
gram is limited to 10 partici-
pants and requires pre-regis-
tration for ages eight and up.
For more information, please
call the library at 996-3453.

Residency
requirement
The Belle Glade City Com-
mission will reconvene a
workshop meeting on
Wednesday, Jan. 12, begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m., or as soon
thereafter as possible, at the
Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., to
address the following item of
business: Residency require-
ment for certain officers and
employees; chapter 2, article
IV

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Index

Classifieds . .17-20
Obituaries . . .3
Opinion .............4
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Administrators at the Hattie
Fields Head Start Center in South
Bay look forward to the center's
grand opening later in the year.
The facility replaces an aging
building that, for many years,
served as the organization's site.
Doc Savvy opens for business.
The local veterinarian clinic hopes.
to serve the animal population in
the Glades.
This month, Glades Gas cele-
brates its 75th anniversary. The


Glade, has served residents
around the lake for decades.
Boy, 12, saves family from fire
in Pahokee. The boy, without care
for himself, helped several family
members out of a burning build-
ing before anyone was seriously
hurt, saving the lives of several
people.
The city of South Bay considers
letting the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office handle its policing
needs, as a way to relieve its finan-


August
Pahokee residents disagree
with school board officials at the
early pick for the location of the
new middle school facility. With
Bacom Point Road the home of
some of the city's most valuable
property, citizens said the con-
struction of the school would de-
value the land.
The law enforcement national
night out event, held at two sepa-


New in town: Jellyroll's restaurant opens


Stall pnolos!Jose Zaragoza
On Monday, leaders and community members were on-hand to celebrate the opening
of Jellyroll's a new restaurant located just down the street from the marina, in down-
town Pahokee. Pictured: Frank Tillis, Ann Rust and Mayor J.P. Sasser.


Pahokee City Manager Lillie Latimore, left, and Mayor J.P. Sasser came out Monday to
welcome its newest business into the city. The two enjoyed a breakfast at Jellyroll's.
See photo on page 12.


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office, Pahokee Police Depart-
ment, South Bay Police Depart-
ment, and the Belle Glade Police
Department, attracted thousands
to the events, held at the loading
ramp and Pioneer Park in Belle
Glade.
The Glades Area narrowly
missed getting hit by Hurricane
Charley, but followed through on
preparations meant to safeguard
the safety of citizens had the storm


The Belle Glade City Commis-
sion, after several failed contract
negotiations with city manager-
select Irma Plummer, voted to
cease talks with Plummer. Com-
missioners agreed to go back out
in search of someone else.
September
Officials of Belle Glade, South
Bay and Pahokee, at a tri-cities

See Review Page 4


Police clear



rash of



burglaries


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Pahokee
Police Department, which had
recently been inundated with
reports of vehicle burglaries,
was able to clear the cases
with the arrest of the suspect-
ed criminals.
Detective Calipto Gonzales
said the arrests should help to
decrease the number of thefts
occurring throughout the city.
Working alongside mem-
bers of the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, the inter-
jurisdictional work of the two
organizations also helped to
recover a car that had been
reported stolen and driven to
Boca Raton.
Christine Kimball, with the
sheriff's office contacted
Detective Gonzales last week
after detaining Lance Jones,


20, of Pahokee, who was
caught trying to break into a
car, according to Detective
Gonzales. Jones had been
driving a white 1993 Honda
Civic, one that was reported
stolen out of Pahokee, when it
broke down and he tried to
break into another vehicle, a
Grand Marquis in Boca Raton.
In trying to flee from the
authorities, Jones, reportedly
unfamiliar with the territory,
fell into a pool.
A second suspect traveling
with Jones was able to get
away.
Together with Philip Dimo-
la, also with the sheriff's
office, Detective Gonzales
tracked down the second sus-
pect, 18-year-old Hector
Colon, also of Pahokee.
See Police-Page 12


Police make



narcotics bust


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The
Intensified Criminal Enforce-
ment Unit of the Belle Glade
Police Department arrested
two people on narcotics-relat-
ed charges.
On Thursday, Dec. 23, at
about 10 p.m., the members
of the unit executed a search
warrant at an apartment at
601 West Avenue A.
An investigation prior to
the search warrant being
issued, revealed what police
say was a possible distribu-
tion point for illegal narcotics
in the apartment.
When officers entered the
building, they found a black,
Brinks security box containing
8.5 grams of suspected crack


cocaine. Inside the same safe,
officers recovered approxi-
mately $1,500 in currency.
In searching through the
area, officers also found a six-
year-old child lying on a
couch, only three feet away
from where the suspected
narcotics were recovered.
After recovering the items and
calling the Department of
Children and- Families to
respond to the scene, the
child was turned over to fami-
ly members.
The officers arrested two
people in connection with the
charges. James Sims, Jr., 27,
of Belle Glade and Monica
Fields, 26, of Belle Glade,
were arrested and faced
See Arrest -Page 12


Glades General demonstrates


new ultrasound machine


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Though
you won't find Glades General
anytime in the near-future offer-
ing "social sonograms," a new
ultrasound machine purchased
by the hospital will now make it
possible for expectant mothers
to get a clearer look at their
unborn child.
Using some of the latest in 3-
D imaging technology, the
machine will produce dramati-
cally clearer renderings of the
baby still inside the womb. The
capacity of the machine will


also help physicians acquire
more accurate readings in diag-
nosing the condition of patients.
Last Friday, a mother got her
first good look at her son.
With her family with her -
including her daughter, who
waited with anxious anticipa-
tion the first images of her
child cropped up on the
machine's monitor. At first a
two-dimensional shot of the
child appeared. The image was
manipulated and slowly, the
features of the child became
clear.
It was decided he had his


father's mouth.
Though the baby fought
against the process, placing his
hands and forearms over his
eyes and face, the machine nev-
ertheless recorded most of
what he was trying to hide. The
final product resembled a
sculpture out of the renaissance
era.
While more and more physi-
cians now advertise the fact that
they can provide the 3-D images
and use it as a major selling
point, the hospital said it isn't in
See Ultrasound Page 12


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Amber Foley, right, is the first patient to utilize the new ultra-
sound machine. Last week, at the sight of her child on the mon-
itor rendered in 3-D, Amber said, "Technology Is amazing."


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Consumer confidence drops in Dec.


Courtesy photo
Gabriel Rangel
Gabriel Rangel
Gerardo and Teri Rangel of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of their son, Gabriel "Gee"
Rangel. He was bom on Thursday,
Dec. 23,2004 at Palms West Hospi-
tal in Loxahatchee. He weighed
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Annabelle Delgado and Darryl
W Moore will be joined in mar-
riage on Thursday, Jan. 13at7 p.m.
The bride is the daughter of
Jyusto and Aida Delgado of Clewis-
ton. The groom is the son of Bren-
da Mazzinaof Clewiston, and David
W. Moore of Belle Glade. The wed-
ding ceremony will be held at New
Harvest Church in Clewiston.
The groom is employed as a
superintendent with Sugarcane
Growers Cooperative.
The bride is employed as a legal
assistant with Melanie A. McGanee,
Esq.


Obituary

James Charles
Olmstead
James Charles Olmstead, of
Clewiston, died, Dec. 27, 2004.
James was loved and admired by
many. He is survived by a large
number of friends and family who
mourn his loss and celebrate his
many accomplishments and con-
tributions. Memorial donations can
be made in his name to the charity
of the donor's choice.


GAINESVILLE After
remaining steady for three
months in a row, Florida's con-
sumer confidence tumbled four
points in December, possibly
because of older residents' anxi-
ety over presidential discussions
about overhauling Social Securi-
ty, University of Florida econo-
mists report.
The overall preliminary index
dropped to 89, its lowest level
since April 2003.
The biggest declines came in
three components: a nine-point
plunge to 91 in perceptions of
personal finances a year from
now, an eight-point drop to 80 in
perceptions of short-term busi-
ness conditions, and an eight-
point drop to 101 in perceptions
of whether it is a good time to
buy big-ticket items.


Those declines were bal-
anced by modest increases in
perceptions of current personal
finances, which rose one point
to 86, and perceptions of long-
term U.S. business conditions,
up two points to 87.
"The overall index for Florida
is now seven points lower than it
was a year ago," said Chris
McCarty, director of the survey
research center at UF's Bureau
of Economic and Business
Research, where the research
was conducted. "Much of this
perception is widespread across
age and income groups."
There was a particularly
sharp decline in perceptions of
future finances among Florida's
seniors, however, Mr. McCarty
said. That component fell 19
points to 67, its lowest level


Courtesy photos
J.D. Miller and the Messenger's Quartet

"Hallelujah Hoedown"

at First Christian Church


Pictured are two of the
groups who will be performing
at the "Hallelujah Hoedown" at
First Christian Church, 201. N.
Francisco St., Clewiston, Jan. 14-
16. J.D. Miller and "The Messen-
ger's Quartet," from Lexington,
Kentucky. performs for churches
throughout the bluegrass area.
"The Kentucky Hillbillies," from
Elkhorn City, Kentucky, have per-
formed for many functions in
Eastern Kentucky. Also perform-
ing will be "The Homestead
Trio" from Homestead, Florida.


Humorist Kenny Speakes, also
from Lexington, local talent,
Deanna Walker, Heather Gid-
dens, Kathleen Thompson, and
the Brinn Family will also per-
form. The program will resem-
ble the old "Hee-Haw" TV pro-
gram with a different slant. Free
tickets are available by calling
983-1804. Jackie Miller, Minister
at First Christian, extends cordial
invitation for all to attend this
very special event. Country-
western apparel is encouraged.


since October 1993, perhaps
reflecting talk in the media
about President Bush's plans to
overhaul Social Security, he said.
"For many of Florida's sen-
iors, Social Security represents
their primary, if not their only,
source of income," he said.
The decline in Florida's con-
sumer confidence is at odds
with national consumer confi-
dence as measured by the Uni-
versity of Michigan, which rose 4
points to 97, despite Florida hav-
ing a better record of job gains
than most states, McCarty said.
"This lends more support to
the theory that the decline is
mostly due to anxiety over the
effect of policies, such as the
overhaul of Social Security,
rather than tangible negative
economic effects experienced
by consumers at the moment,"
he said.
UF's survey is modeled after
the University of Michigan sur-
vey, using exactly the same
questions, unlike a national con-
sumer confidence survey done
by the Conference Board in New
York, which uses different ques-
tions than UF's survey, Mr.
McCarty said.
"When we go in a different
direction from the Michigan sur-
vey, it's really saying there is
something different between
Florida and the rest of the coun-
try," he said.
The slide in consumer confi-
dence comes during a holiday
shopping season that started off
slowly but has gathered steam,
he said.
The weekend following
Thanksgiving was disappointing
for some retailers, although
recent chain-store sales data
show shopping has picked up,
Mr. McCarty said. Combined
with trends in recent years for
shopping seasons that extend
beyond Christmas Day, the
increase likely will be enough to
rescue retailers and result in a
moderate gain of 4 percent to
4.5 percent over last year, he
said.
The research center conducts
the Florida Consumer Attitude
survey monthly. Respondents
are 18 or older and live in house-
holds telephoned randomly. The
preliminary index for December
was conducted from 442
responses. The error rate is plus
or minus 5 percent.
Consumer confidence is
designed to help predict buying
patterns by measuring the mood
of consumers toward purchas-
ing. Although other economic
indicators also predict buying
patterns, consumer confidence
tends to be available sooner.
The index is benchmarked to
1966, so a value of 100 repre-
sents the same level of confi-
dence for that year. The value of
the index is in comparing
changes over time rather than
looking at an isolated month.


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Young joins newspaper staff


Independent Newspapers Flori-
da welcomed back one of its own
this week. After a brief 18-month
venture into the Wild West, Mark
Young has returned to the Indepen-
dent family.
Mr. Young will be the news edi-
tor of the South
Lake Group,
which incorpo-
rates the .
Clewiston
News, Belle
Glade Sun, and
Glades Democ-
rat. If his name
rings a familiar
bell, it's Mark Young
because Mr.
Young was formerly the sports
writer for the Okeechobee News
and held that position for five years.
While at the Okeechobee News
he received many community
accolades for his sincere devotion
to the student athletes of Okee-
chobee County. Mr. Young left Inde-


pendent in 2003 to join his eldest
daughter in Montana. He found
immediate work with the Montana
Standard, a 15,500 daily, as a sports
writer and copy editor. Mr. Young
also worked part time at KLFX, a
CBS news affiliate in Butte, MT.
"Of course I love sports," said
Mr. Young. "I had a lot of fun with
the Standard covering college, high
school, and semi-pro sports, but
nothing could replace the affection
I had for the Okeechobee kids. The
work I did with broadcast news
was essentially as a floor director
and helping out the anchors with
their scripts and man did they need
the help."
Mr. Young juggled the two jobs
for four months before finding a
position at the Buffalo Bulletin, in
Buffalo, WY.
"It was a lead reporter posi-
tion with a very influential weekly
in Wyoming," he said. "I had a
small taste of hard news while I
was in Okeechobee and really


Courtesy photos
Seminole Tribe Chairman Mitchell Cypress visited the
Healthy Solutions Resource Center in Belle Glade Wednes-
day, Dec. 22 where he greeted about 50 Belle Glade resi-
dents with a handshake and passed out gift certificates for
groceries to parents while distributing toys to children. Help-
ing Mr. Cypress is Seminole Tribe Travel and Events Coordi-
nator Eida Velez in the Santa hat.


loved the challenge of pursuing a
breaking story."
At the Bulletin, Mr. Young
jumped right into a hotbed of con-
troversial issues facing the state of
Wyoming and the result was sever-
al Wyoming Press Association
awards. He received awards for
investigative, in-depth, and local
government reporting.
He is a prolific writer who has
currently written two books, the
first of which is currently in the
publication process. He has also
had two songs recorded in
Nashville, but is happy to be back
in Florida after a wild ride into the
West.
"Wyoming and Montana have a
lot to offer," he said. "But home is
where the heart is and home is
here. I lived in Okeechobee for a
long time before I left. I look for-
ward to making my new home in
Clewiston and becoming part of a
South Lake community that I have
always respected and admired."

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"We are very happy to have
Mark working on the Clewiston
News, Glades County Democrat
and The Sun," said INI Florida Exec-
utive Editor Katrina Elsken. "Mark
has a real love of community jour-
nalism, and I am confident he will
be a real asset to the newspapers.
"Independent's goal is to give
the communities the best newspa-
per they will support," Ms. Elsken
continued. "Because the advertis-
ers in the area south of Lake Okee-
chobee are supporting out papers,
we were able to add a position to
ourstaff.
Mr. Young is joined by his wife of
17 years, Laura Young. The couple
have three children Jasmine, 25,
Vanessia, 23, and James, 21. Jas-
mine is currently pursuing a rned-
ical career in Montana, Vanessia is a
police officer for the, Seminole
Police Department, and James is
currently serving out the remnainider
of his Army enlistment in Ft. Drum,
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cheer to needy children


By Shelley Marmor

BELLE GLADE, Fla.-Though
the last hurricane of the iecord-
breaking 2004 hurricane season,
Hurricane Jeanne, hit Florida back
in September, many of Belle
Glade's 14,000 residents are still
feeling the effects. This small town
and its neighboring cities lie on
Lake Okeechobee, making them
very susceptible to damage from
natural disasters like hurricanes.
With many families still trying to
pick up the pieces, Christmas did
not seem like a high priority in this
small town..
However, that all changed
when Seminole. Tribe Chairman
Mitchell Cypress arrived at the
Healthy Solutions Resource Center,
a community mental health center,
on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Pulling up
in a fire truck full of toys, he greeted
about 50 Belle Glade residents with
a handshake and a "Feliz Navidad,"
which means Merry Christmas in
Spanish.
The population of Belle Glade
includes many migrant farm work-
ers, most of whom are Hispanic
and do not speak fluent English.
Healthy Solutions Resource Center


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Family Coach Advocate Diana
Galan said Hispanics are the group
the staff most serves. Many staff
members even had to learn Span-
ish just to work there.
Mr. Cypress, along with Ft.
Pierce Liaison Sally Tommie, Travel
and Events Coordinator Eida Velez
and Seminole Firefighters Ira Good-
stat, Irena Loleski and Kevin Lois
passed out toys to the children of
about 30 families who receive
social welfare assistance through
the center.
In addition to brightening the
children's faces who received the
toys, Cypress also came bearing
gifts for the adults in the form of
Publix grocery store gift certificates.
This gift seemed fitting as Cypress
told a news crew from Channel
Five, "these are the people who put
produce on our tables."
Galan, a former Big Cypress trib-
al employee, said she has known
Cypress for many years. She said he
is always generous with donations
to the Healthy Solutions Resource
Center, however, this year he went
all out with the gift presentation
arriving in a fire truck.
"This is the first time he.person-
ally came to deliver the donation,"


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Galan said.
She said this year was, excep-
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nearby city of Pahokee, where
many migrant farm workers live in
trailers, lost everything during the
hurricanes. The Federal Emergency
Management Agency, or FEMA,
has assisted the roughly 100 fami-
lies by setting up temporary hous-
ing of trailers for those who lost
their homes.
Galan has made it her mission
to get the word out about these
peoples' struggle.
"Every year I write to Mitchell
[Cypress] asking for donations,"
she said. "This year I wrote to him
telling him about the families who
lost their homes in the hurricane."
After handing out toys to the
people at the Healthy Solutions
Resource Center, Cypress took a
trip to see these adverse living con-
ditions. A row of white trailers lined
a one-lane road along Lake Okee-
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chain-link fence to keep the alliga-
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tall Christmas tree decorated with
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Courtesy photo/Florida Department of Commerce
Looking back ...
This scene was photographed on Oct. 13, 1947.The bass
were caught in a flooded bean field during four hours of
fishing. They were caught on Dawson Special 2000 and
cripple plugs. From left to right: Perry Driggers, Tallahas-
see; Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture, Talla-
hassee; and James Baldwin, Belle Glade.


Archive photos/Jose Zaragoza
In the wake of two hurricanes, residents in Belle Glade did
what they could to find water and food, with many of the
stores in the area with depleted supplies. A distribution site
set up at the Belle Glade fire department passed out ice and
residents walked home grateful.


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Liturgical dancers performed to the delight of the communi-
ty at the Glades NAACP's Fashion Show in 2004.


Review

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meeting held in Belle Glade, dis-
cussed the possibility of a fire merg-
er among all three city fire depart-
ments. The move would help the
city achieve the county's desire to
provide a minimum level of service
for all fire service calls.
Hurricane Frances touches
down in the Glades, with a number
of buildings impacted and the
majority of residents without
power at least temporarily. Overall,
though, the area suffered less dam-
age than cities throughout the state.
In light of the hurricane, the
Pahokee Police Department made
39 curfew arrests of individuals


caught breaking the mandatory
curfew through the storm.
Houston Tate, the city's public
works director and acting city man-
ager, was chosen to assume the
full-time city manager position at a
city meeting. Mr. Tate was picked
on a three-to-two vote by the com-
missioners on the board negotia-
tions to follow.
Hurricane Jeanne, a few weeks
after Hurricane Frances, strikes the
Glades area again. The hurricane
went further in disrupting the serv-
ices affected by Frances. While
most reported loss of power, utility
companies worked faster in bring-
ing back function.

October
Hurricane damages at the Belle


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Today's wise men still seek Him


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
When Jesus was born in
Bethlehem there came to do
him homage wise men from the
East. We call this event the
Epiphany and traditionally cele-
brate it on January 6th the
twelfth day of Christmas. An
epiphany is a moment of sudden
intuitive understanding a flash
of insight. Many times it is asso-
ciated with an appearance or
manifestation of God. On this
day of Epiphany, we celebrate
the manifestation of Jesus as
Christ to the Gentiles (that's us)'
in the persons of the Magi.
The wise men spent their
whole lives looking for the sign
of the newborn king. When they
had their epiphany, they went on
a journey of great distance, fol-
lowing the sign from God to find
the newborn king and savior.
Finding Christ, they offered gifts
out of their resources in
response to God's gift of love.
Discovering the spirit of God
and the presence of Christ in our
life is rarely experienced as a
blinding light or a burning bush.
Growing our soul and filling our
spirit with the right nutrients and
nourishment often requires an


intentional search. Fortunately
however, we have this promise
in Jeremiah 29:13: "You will
seek me and find me when you
seek me with all your heart."
All of us are familiar with the
game children play called hide
and seek. During a Church
Christmas dinner one year I
noticed that it was getting hard
for some of us to sit still, so a
group a of us went over to the
office area and played hide and
seek.
We had a great time, espe-
cially since it was the pastor's
office and they had the pastor
playing with them. Guess who
got to be "it"?
I closed my eyes and began to
count: One thousand one..one
thousand two..one thousand
three all during this time I could
hear them running all around
giggling and trying to find a spe-
cial place to hide. One thousand
eight...one thousand
nine.."What was I supposed to
count to?" The answer came
back "Ten!"
"One thousand ten ready or
not, here I come!" I knew where
one was hiding because he
answered me. Before I could
open my eyes, I heard the closet
door slam shut, so I knew where


A tree slammed into this home last year following the hurri-
canes. At this mobile home park in Pahokee, some of the
houses were damaged heavily.


Governor Jeb Bush's visit to the Glades in January of 2004
seemed to motivate the students who met with him.


Glade Police Department forced
police personnel to temporarily
relocate to another building in the
city. Mold problems and issues
relating to the police department
roof made the building unsafe.
South Bay residents came out to
protest the proposed water rate
hikes in South Bay. Arguing that
they could not afford any sizeable
hikes, the residents asked the com-
mission to review alternatives to
raising rates.
Assessment of damages begins
to trickle in. Weeks after being hit
by two hurricanes, Glades cities
began receiving comprehensive
damage reports outlining the
effects of the storms on the tri-
cities.
In response to a community
outcry, South Bay commissioners
committed to working with resi-
dents in softening proposed rate
hikes in the city.
November
Anne Tyler, a local artist, is
named Belle Glade's Citizen of the
Year by the Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce. She was honored at
the 40th annual chamber awards at
the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center.
South Bay seeks funding in the
amount of $2 million to pay for its
ramp project, planned for the local
marina. The site should help to


serve as an added attraction for
economic development.
Palm Beach County Health Care
District board members set in
motion the plan to build a new hos-
pital in Belle Glade. At a board
meeting, the members pledged
funding for a feasibility study.
YMCA representatives stood
before the Belle Glade City Com-
mission and offered the city to start
working toward an increased pres-
ence in the city.

December
The Weed and Seed program
names a coordinator. Carleen
Downing of Belle Glade was picked
to fill the position to work with the
community in tackling issues relat-
ing to crime and health in Belle
Glade.
Residents participate in the
annual AIDS/HIV Walk from the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center to
the Belle Glade City Hall building.
The walk enlists residents in an
effort to remember victims of the
diseases.
The Pahokee Blue Devils are
state champs. The Blue Devils
defeated Pensacola Catholic at
Gainesville to win its third state title,
also marking back-to-back state
victories.


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another was hiding. Immediate- being discovered.
ly, the desk in the front office The same is true for us in life.


began to giggle unlike I had ever
heard that desk giggle before. I
went to look and what to my
wandering eyes should appear,
but two well used tennis shoes
sticking out from under the
desk, and there were feet
attached.
They were thrilled as I walked
directly over to them and played
at chasing them. I soon found
them all. At first, it seemed to me
that they might have found bet-
ter hiding places, but I've real-
ized something over the years:
There is fun in hiding, but the
real fun is in being found, in


God cares enough about us to
offer us the gift of grace and
love, but doesn't force this gift
on us. However, the signs are
there for us to follow. Whether
it's the Bethlehem Star or the
sharing with friends and col-
leagues, the Christ child is God's
way of sticking His feet from
under the desk of life and pro-
claiming for all the world to
hear: "Here I am! Come and find
me!"
"You will find me when you
seek me with all your heart",
says God. It is what all wise men
and wise women do these days.


Community Profile:


Terry Calsetta


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Name: Terry, well it's actually
Teresa, but I go by Terry, Calset-
ta.
Birthplace: I was born in
Cleveland, Ohio. In 1969 I
moved to Maryland and I lived
there until my dad passed away.
Then I moved here. That was in
1997.
What do you do: Director of
Patient and Public Relations.
That's a "many hat" position.
Basically I do the public relations
and marketing for the hospital.
My focus more often than not is
on community activities, I sit on
several boards in the community
and patient activities. I spend a
lot of time being a patient advo-
cate.
Why: When I came here, I
had worked in the nursing home
industry for eight-and-a-half
years, so I sold to the social
workers in the hospital. My
intention was to come work for
the hospital for one year and
then to go back to the nursing
home industry. That was almost
eight years ago. The old saying of
getting the muck stuck between
your toes, it's true. Here I sit. It's
really the staff, because they do
work here as a family. And it's
the patients because we make a
difference in their lives every
day.
Describe yourself: My family
would say that I'm a compas-
sionate person. (What drives
you?) Helping people. I'm in the
process right now of going
through the paperwork to
become a foster parent. My par-
ents raised us to believe that you
give back. There are so many
children with so many needs.
I've raised my four and there are
children out there that need fam-
ilies. I think it's just being able to
help other people because that's
how I was raised.
What scares you: Finding the
people that you can't help. It's
very sad when there is someone
who either doesn't want the
help, or are non-complying
patients. Somebody that you
know you could help if you can
just get them to understand what
it is that they need to be doing. I
have seen that. I've seen it too
much. I don't know how to fix
that except one person at a time.
I think that's what the staff tries
to do here, one person at a time.
It doesn't get easier. It hurts. I
think that's one of the things that
drew me to nursing homes, was


Terry Calsetta
helping these people find peace
at the end of their lives; holding
their hands when they die. That
was something I felt very strong-
ly about. And now I come here
and you see people whose lives
wouldn't have to end if they
would just do what the doctors
and nurses tell them to do.
Favorite song: I'll say this and
my children will groan, Barbara
Streisand is one of my all-time
favorite singers. My kids hate her
with a passion. "People." People
who need people are the lucki-
est people in the world, I think
that says it all.
What irks you: I think the
thing that makes me the craziest,
and I see this in our society right
now, is lack of courtesy. I see
that a lot. I see it in the stores, I
saw it at Christmas. You just
want to; say to somebody, "It's
Christmas, what are you doing?"
I was inra store Christmas shop-
ping when their computers went
down and saw another cus-
tomer verbally abuse a poor
sales girl.as if she had some con-
trol over it. He went from cash
register to cash register yelling at
people. It was like, "Merry
Christmas buddy." I think that
kind of behavior irks me just
about the most. People don't
take the time, to say, "Good
morning," people don't take the
time to be friendly.
What is the memory you hold
dearest to you: When my father
had his first heart attack, I drove
him home from the rehab cen-
ter. As we rode
in the car going home, he
reached over and he took my
hand and he said, "Look at this
sky. Look how blue and beauti-
ful this sky is. This is my heaven
on earth." And he died shortly
after that. I will always remem-
ber that. I see it now, when I get
in my car and I'm driving home,
I'm looking at that blue sky and
remembering him.


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bation leaving
scene of a
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ing injury and
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driving while Omar Erick
license sus- Cerna
pended, can-
celed or revoked. His date of
birth is 11-16-79. He is a white


male, 5' 7" tall and weighs 145
lbs. with black hair and brown
eyes. His last known address
was Canal Street, Belle Glade.
His occupation is laborer. .
If you know the whereabouts
of Omar Erick Cerna or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-
TIPS. You can remain anony-
mous and still receive a cash
reward of up to $1,000 if your
tip leads to an arrest. You can
also visit the Crime Stoppers
website at www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.
Cerna was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


violent crime, major drug and
money laundering investigations,
and victim/witness protection and
relocation efforts. The Legislature
supports the funding of the Coun-
cil on ayear-to-year basis.
During 2004, the Council pro-
vided supplemental funding total-
ing $2,356,936 to 82 cases in sup-
port of nearly 100 Florida law
enforcement agencies. Statewide,
these funds supported 41 vic-
tim/witness protection cases, 27
major drug trafficking and money
laundering investigations and 14
violent crime investigations. Suc-
cess stories associated with these
funding efforts have been high-
lighted in the 2004 Violent Crime


and Drug Control Council Annual
Repprt. Local law enforcement
agencies are dependant on the
funding provided by the Council
to work those heinous crimes that
overwhelm law enforcement
resources and significantly impact
a community's sense of safety.
The funding also supports long-
term multi-jurisdictional investi-
gations targeting those organiza-
tions and individuals that are
most dangerous to Florida's citi-
zens and visitors.
The Council consists of 14
members and meets quarterly to
review cases and crime trends
and patterns affecting Florida.
Eight members are standing


members by virtue of their posi-
tions: Chief Financial Officer of
Florida, Director Randall Napoli
(Designee); Attorney General,
Statewide Prosecutor Peter
Williams (Designee); Depart-
ment of Education, Chancellor
Jim Warford (Designee); Director
of the Office of Drug Control, Jim
McDonough; Department of
Juvenile Justice, Assistant Secre-
tary Perry Turner (Designee and
Vice Chairman of the Council);
Department of Corrections,
Director Paula Hoisington


(Designee); Florida Network of
Victim/Witness Services, Presi-
dent David Remer; and FDLE,
Former Commissioner Robert
Dempsey (Designee).
The six Governor appointed
members are: Okaloosa County
Sheriff Charles Morris (Chairman
of the Council); Pasco County
Sheriff Robert White; Sunny Isles
Beach Police Chief Fred A. Maas;
Williston Police Chief Daniel
Davis; State Attorney Jerry Hill;
and Medical Examiner Dr. Mar-
garita Arruza.


FDLE warns public of


tsunami e-mail scams


The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement is warning cit-
izens to beware of one of the lat-
est e-mail phishing scams, this
one using the Asian tsunami
tragedy as a ploy to bilk people
out of monetary donations and
steal their identity in the process.

Phishing scam e-mails are
designed to trick the recipients
into disclosing personal infor-
mation authentication data such
as account usernames, pass-
words, credit card numbers,
social security numbers, and
home addresses. Most of these
e-mails look official and as a
result, recipients often respond
to them, resulting in financial
losses, identity theft, and other
fraudulent activity.
Recent news reports indicate
that phishing e-mails may be cir-
culating which attempt to
exploit people's concerns for the
tsunami victims by asking them
to donate money to what
appears, on the surface, to be a
charitable relief fund. In order to
donate money, people are asked
to enter their personal-informa-
tion.
"Since there has already been
an arrest of a UK citizen using
this scam and preying on peo-
ple's concern over the tsunami
victims, it is important to edu-
cate the citizens of Florida to not
fall for this ploy," said Bob Bree-


den, special agent supervisor for
the FDLE Computer Crime Cen-
ter. "Emails sent to you request-
ing a donation should be
checked out thoroughly with the
sponsoring organization before
responding. I would strongly
recommend only using the offi-
cial Web site of known disaster
assistance organizations to
make an online donation."
To find a legitimate organiza-
tion to donate money to, visit
UsaFreedomCorps.gov. On this
site, the public can find a list of
agencies accepting donations
for assistance to those affected
by the tsunamis.
Internet fraud is just one of
many computer crimes, includ-
ing cyber stalking, identity theft,
child pornography, viruses and
worms. FDLE recognizes the
need for action against comput-
er crime and created the Florida
Computer Crime Center (FC3) in
October 1998 to expand FDLE's
initiative to investigate computer
related crime. In addition to
investigations, FC3 also offers
training, research and preven-
tion.
Citizens can learn more
about computer crimes, com-
mon complaints, viruses, and
how to report a computer crime
at the FDLE Website. More infor-
mation on phishing is available
at SecureFlorida.org.


Staff photo/Lauren Adams
CPD distributes Toys for Tots
The Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) distributed more than
80 Christmas presents, including bicycles, to needy boys
and girls in Clewiston on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Loading up
the gifts are COP advisor and CPD Sgt. Ray Hall, and Cit-
izen Observers Juanita Sauls and Earl Noble. The depart-
ment expressed their appreciation to local residents who
donated the gifts, making the annual toy drive a success.


Driver License and vehicle

inspection checkpoints for

Glades and Hendry County
The following is a list of dates south of LaBelle.
and locations that Florida High- Recognizing the danger pre-
way Patrol troopers in Glades and sented to the public by defective
Hendry counties may conduct vehicle equipment, troopers will
driver license/vehicle inspection concentrate their efforts on vehi-
checkpoints during the month of cles being operated with defects
Jan. 2005. such as bad brakes, worn tires
Week of Jan. 7-13: Lewis and defective lighting equipment.
Boulevard, two miles south of SR- In addition, attention will be
25 Crescent Ave. directed to drivers who would vio-
Week of Jan. 14-20: Flag Hole late the driver license laws of
Road, two miles south of SR-25 Florida.
CR-731 in Muse Road. The patrol has found these
Week of Jan. 21-27: Devils Gar- checkpoints to be an effective
den Road near D.O.T. entrance means of enforcing the equip-
Crescent Ave. ment and driver license laws of
Week of Jan. 28-31: Lyons Park Florida to insure the protections
and CR-78, SR-29, two miles of all motorists.


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By Jeff Barwick
Executive Director
What's going on that you
need to know!
The CVS Pharmacy, formerly
Eckerd's, is now really a CVS
Pharmacy. They've remodeled
inside consistent with their cor-
porate theme and implemented
their company policies-longer
hours for one. The new look is
refreshingly open and visually
impressive. Manager Lisa Brooks
invites you to drop by and see for
yourself. John McCallum has
moved his accounting firm to
700 W. Sugarland Hwy, the for-
mer Florida Sugar Cane League
building, which he and Luan
Walker purchased. Sugar Realty
will be moving there soon.
While we are at it, thanks to both
of them for generously donating
the huge conference table with
chairs, and other furniture to the
Clewiston Museum.
Tourism Update
The Seminole Tribe
Motocross at Big Cypress Semi-
nole Reservation is now open.
They have practice schedules for
bikes and quads. Plus, they also
have a seven-mile trail. For more
information, you can call them
at 983-1908 or visit them on the
Internet at www.seminoletribe-
motocross.com. Also, upcoming
at Big Cypress is the 7th Annual
Kissimmee Slough Shootout &
Rendezvous. It will be held Feb.
4-6, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
There will be re-enactments, arts
and craft demonstrations, native
dancing, living history displays
and a wide assortment of food.
The event will be at the Ah-
Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on County
Road 833. Our Tourist Develop-
ment Tax for the fiscal year end-
ing Sept. 30 was over $97,000
which was almost double the
estimate. Those dollars are all
reinvested for local tourism.
New members
We finished 2004 with a bang
- six new members!
*The chamber welcomes the
Agape Home Thrift Store as a
new member. They are located
at 113 S. Deane Duff Ave. The
proceeds from the thrift store
benefit the Agape Home in
Moore Haven, which is a Christ-
ian haven for women with sub-
stance .abuse problems and
serves the entire area. They'll
gladly take unwanted items off
your hands and if you have any
questions, contact Debbie Tuel
at 805-8720.
*David & Mary Beardsley.
David, a native of Clewiston,
recently retired from farming
and Mary was active in the WIFE
Program. They have been active
supporters of our community for
years. We welcome them as
family members to the Chamber.
*The chamber welcomes
Glades Day School as a new mem-
ber. Glades Day is a private,
accredited school located 20 miles
away in Belle Glade. If you have
any question regarding the school
or enrollment, contact Terry Royal
at 561-996-6769 or e-mail at Troy-
al@gladesdayschool.com.
eWe welcome Lyn Realty Inc..
as a new chamber member. Lyn
Realty is a development compa-
ny located in West Palm Beach
that is responsible for the devel-
opment of what was Eckerd
Drugs, now CVS Pharmacy, in
our community. Woody Bishop,
a Clewiston native, is the owner
and is actively pursuing other
local developments. He can be
reached at (561) 968-8668.
*We welcome Ben & Margie
Sanford as new chamber mem-
bers. They are longtime residents
of Clewiston and have actively
supported our community for
years. Thank you for joining.
*SL Lawn Service. Scott
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about his decision to join the
chamber. In addition to the
hedge trimming, lawn cutting
and edging services, he also
offers tree trimming, fertilizer
applications and fire ant control.
Scott has been a resident of
Clewiston for the past 10 years.
His wife, Missy, is a native of our
community. Scott can be
reached at 228-2990.
Our Renewing
Members
Thanks for your continued
investment in our community;
Akin-Davis Funeral Home; Amer-
ican Cancer Society; American
Red Cross-Glades Area Br.; Bad-
cock Home Furniture & more;
Berner Oil Company; BGI Broad-
casting Corporation; Big Lake
National Bank; Big "0" Airboat
Tours;. Bishop Farms; Central
Mobile Homes of Clewiston;
Clewiston B.P.O.E. Lodge #
1853; Clewiston BPW Club;
Clewiston Drainage District;
Clewiston Inn; Clewiston News;
Clewiston Oil Company; Clewis-
ton Pawn Shop; Clewiston Trail-
er Park; Coast to Coast Title Co.,
Inc.; Davidson's Dry Cleaners;
Dyess Real Estate; Everglades
Federal Credit Union; Faith
Lutheran Church; First Bank of
Clewiston Mali Chamness, Lisa
Knaack, Don Shivers, Nilda
Sparks, Jack Webb, Randy
Wood; Frierson Farms; Girl
Scouts of Broward County;
Glades Gas Company; Glades
Media Company; Hampton
Chrysler, Dodge & Jeep; Joseph
M. Hendry, II; Hilliard Brothers
of Florida; Joe Marlin & Chelsa
Hilliard; Dick Holey & Patt
Mason; Howell Oil Company;
Jimmy Pittman Electric; John
Perry Insurance Agency; John-
son-Prewitt & Associates; Jolly
Roger Marina; Kristina A. Kulpa;
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health
Network; Larry Royal's Family
Businesses Royal's, Burger King
& Popeye's; Lyons Printing &
Office Supplies; Maggie Mae's
Studio #71; McDonald's of
Clewiston; MCM Paint & Floor-
ing; Okeechobee Landings; Olde
Cypress Community Bank Jack
Buell, Elsie Sellers; Palm Beach
Community College; Jim &
Jenny Pearce; William "Bo" Pel-
ham, Jr.; Postell's Country
Meats; R&R Steakhouse &
Lounge; Rawls Real Estate;
Roland & Mary Ann Martin's
Marina; Second Chance Bou-
tique & Gifts; Shamrock Service;
Shawnee Farms, Inc.;
Sign*A*Rama; SW Florida Ankle
& Foot Care; Specialists; Sparks
Appliance Service; St. Martins
Episcopal Church; Sugarland
Plaza, Inc.; Sunrise Community
of Hendry/Glades; Tropical
Mobile Home Village; United
States Sugar Corporation Ed
Almeida, Matthew Beatty, Gerard
Bernard, Peter Briggs, Robert
Buker, Sarah Catala, Robert
Coker, Carol Cole, Bryan Cross,
Buddy Culberson, Frank Davis,
Robert Dolson, Frank Dowdle,
Lewell Hughes, Mike Irey, Pam
Kelley, Pepe Lopez, Duncan
Macdonald, Dave Melton, Ginny
Pena, Pam Phillips, Andy Rack-
ley, Bill Raiola, Judy Sanchez,
Chuck Shide, Carl Stringer, Mal-
colm Wade, Tony Walker;
Wal*Mart Store; Alan L. Weiland,
DDS; West Express Inn; West-
ern-Southern Financial Group;
John A. Yaun.
January
Chamber Social
Join us for the chamber's Jan-
uary social at the Clewiston Vol-
unteer Fire Department located
at 120 Commercio at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 18. Make sure you
bring your spouse or a friend (or
both) to mix and mingle. You will
be able to tour the facility, get
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January Lineup
Start your new year off on a
musical note by attending the
Robin Spielberg with Montana
Skies performance on Friday,
Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center at the
Palm Beach Community College
Glades Campus, SR 715 in Belle
Glade. Robin Spielberg has been
hailed as "the most expressive
pianist of our time." The music
of Montana Skies combines clas-
sical and modern style so there is
something for everyone.
We can't leave out the
youngest members of the family!
The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22
at 11 a.m. This is the tale of a
young Peter Rabbit that thinks
he knows better than Mama
Rabbit. So like many children, he
ignores mama's warning and
sets out on his adventure to the
paradise carrot patch. Come
early to view the giant puppet
display in the Grand Hall. This is
a new presentation time
designed to be more kid friendly.
Big "O"
Birding Festival
Come join us for a fun-filled
weekend of birding and arts &
craft activities during the Lake
Okeechobee region Big 0 Bird-
ing Festival,. Friday, Jan. 28
through Sunday, Jan. 30.
Explore, learn and enjoy south
central Florida's best birding
locations. Lectures by birding
and photography experts, live
music, arts and crafts show, chil-
dren's art contest, photography
workshop, and marvelous
southern food will be featured.
The Doyle Connor Building in
Moore Haven is the home base
for the festival. Everyone is invit-
ed to participate in the birding
trips, which are offered on an a
la carte basis. They even have
one trip for beginning birders so
don't be shy. Come and learn
and have a good time in the
process. Registration forms and
information are at www.bigob-
irdingfestival.com. There is no
charge for admission and the


lectures are free. For more infor-
mation call 863-946-0300.


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Jan. 5-8 are the dates for the
EverStart Series Fishing Tourna-
ment on Lake Okeechobee fea-
turing a winner's purse of
$60,000 for the professional and
$5,000 for the winning co-angler.
Wednesday and Thursday
weigh-ins will be at 3 p.m. at
Roland & Mary Ann Martin's
Marina and at Wal-Mart on Friday
and Saturday.

Wal-Mart FLW
Tour on Tap
The largest Lake Okeechobee
fishing tournament is coming to
town Jan. 19-22. The profession-
al purse is $100,000 for first place
while the co-angler purse for
first place is $20,000. Join the
crowd for the Family Fun Zone
and Weigh-Ins Jan. 21-22 at the
Wal-Mart Supercenter at 3 p.m.
Weigh-ins for Wednesday and
Thursday will be at Roland &
Mary Ann Martin's Marina.

Community
Reading Challenge
Volunteer to help Camp E-Tu-
Makee with their RIF reading
challenge program. The sched-
uled times are Jan. 10-21, Mon-
day-Friday, 9:30 -10:30 a.m. and
Wednesday 1:30-3 p.m. at
Camp E-Tu-Makee located on CR
835, 20 miles south of Clewiston.
If these times don't fit your
schedule, they are willing to
work up a special schedule for
you. Call Steve Buczynski at 983-
1400 for more information.

Dial-A-Ride
Program
Do you need a ride to work,
school, shopping, or for a med-
ical appointment? Goodwheels
started a new program Jan. 3 to
meet your needs. And the cost is
only $1 each way and exact fare
is required. You'll need to call
(800) 741-1570 at least a day in
advance to make your reserva-
tion. The service will be avail-
able from 7 a.m until 6 p.m. on
weekdays. There will be no serv-
ice on holidays or weekends.


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and your property must be clear of any liens and/or judge-
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order to qualify for these programs, your household
income, based on the number of people in the house-
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Local leaders, as well as representatives from the county, attended the Hattie Fields South
Bay Head Start Facility opening recently.


Artwork inside the facility will stimulate the creativity of the children.


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SOUTH BAY County Com-
mission Chairman Tony Masilot-
ti, county and municipal officials,
and invited guests cut the ribbon
to open the new Palm Beach
County Hattie Fields South Bay
Head Start Facility on Dec. 11.
The facility, located at 990 U.S.
27, has seven classrooms for
approximately 125 children daily
and an Early Head Start pod for
infants. There are also adminis-
trative offices, a therapy room,
kitchen/food preparation area, a
library and an outdoor play area.
The spacious building replaces a
cramped storefront the South
Bay Head Start program had
used for many years.
The center is named for Hattie
Fields, a pioneer and civic leader


in the Lake Region who dedicat-
ed her life to helping feed, clothe
and shelter the homeless. Mem-
bers of Ms. Fields' family were on
hand for the dedication, which
included a holiday song-and-
dance performance by Head
Start students.
Commissioner Masilotti then
led a tour of the interior where
guests enjoyed the artwork. The
themed classrooms feature col-
orful 3-D murals about agricul-
ture, geography, sports, astrono-
my, public safety, Lake
Okeechobee and local culture.
They were created by profession-
al artists Demetrius McCray and
David L. Moore as part of the
County's Art in Public Places pro-
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Kids with diabetes face bullying


GAINESVILLE, Fla. Children
with endocrine disorders such as
type 1 diabetes or short stature deal
with unique challenges in life, not
the least of which is an increased
risk of being teased, snubbed or
even attacked by school class-
mates, University of Florida
researchers report in an article pub-
lished online Dec. 8 in The Journal
of Pediatrics.
Researchers surveyed 93 chil-
dren 8 to 18 who were visiting UF
endocrinologists for checkups and
found a third reported being bullied
in the past month more than the
national average, said study co-
author Eric Storch, a UF assistant
professor of psychiatry and pedi-
atrics at UF's College of Medicine.
Many suffered adjustment prob-.
lems related to bullying, such as
depression, anxiety and loneliness,
which in some cases might hinder
management of their endocrine
disorders, Storch said. Parents
sometimes reported instances
where children were inattentive or
defiant at home, which parents
'attributed to bullying.
Researchers are concerned that
children might jeopardize their
health to avoid being picked on.
It's possible youngsters who are
bullied particularly those with
type 1 diabetes, which affects
about one in every 400 to 500 U.S.
children and adolescents -would
skip their self-care practices to
reduce the chances of appearing
different from their peers, Storch
said. In extreme cases, such neg-


lect could lead to complications or
even hospitalization, he said.
"If you know kids may tease you
because you have to go to the bath-
room to check your blood sugar or
you can't eat some foods, you
might begin avoiding those things,"
he said. "The idea behind it starts
with social fears."
An estimated 15 percent to 25
percent of all U.S. children are bul-
lied regularly, according to the U.S.
Health Resources and Services
Administration.
"One of the things I often hear
is, 'Everyone goes through this,
why make a big deal of it?' I don't
argue that this happens," Storch
said. "The point is if it's chronic bul-
lying, it's often distressing."
Researchers were surprised to
learn that children with disorders
that affected their appearance,
which included early or late puber-
ty, short stature and male breast
development, reported fewer
adjustment problems related to
bullying than those with type 1 dia-
betes or low thyroid function,
which may not be noticeable,
Storch said.
"It may be these kids get extra
support from peers and teachers
that help them cope with the nega-
tive peer experience," he said.
The endocrine system includes
the pituitary gland, thyroid gland,
the testicles or ovaries and other
structures that release hormones to
regulate growth, metabolism, sex-,
ual maturation and other functions.
Many common endocrine disor-


ders occur when too much or too
little of a specific hormone is pro-
duced, said study co-author Gary
Geffken, a UF associate professor
of pediatrics, psychiatry and clinical
and health psychology.
Bullies may target children with
chronic health conditions because
they stand out as different, but the
differences can take several forms,
he said. Endocrine disorders that
cause changes in appearance are
easily recognized, but children with
type 1 diabetes which often
accompanies low thyroid function
- may not look physically unusual
yet often must inject insulin or
avoid sugary foods.
More fundamentally, chronic ill-
nesses of all types may require chil-
dren to see medical specialists and
make more visits to the doctor than
their peers, which could carry a
stigma, Geffken said.
Fear of social situations was the
most frequent consequence of bul-
lying in the UF study, reported by
almost 20 percent of the children,
Storchl said. Almost 8 percent
reported significant symptoms of
depression, and nearly 6 percent
had high levels of loneliness. These
statistics are comparable to find-
ings for random groups of bullied
children, he said. Among parents
and guardians accompanying the
bullied children, 13 percent report-
ed the child showed signs of dam-
aged self-esteem and 9 percent said
the child was significantly misbe-
having, again comparable to statis-
tics reported by parents of random-


ly selected bullied children.
It's uncertain whether bullying
causes social anxiety to develop or
whether it may be a factor that
causes bullies to target specific chil-
dren, said social anxiety researcher
Deborah Roth Ledley, an assistant
professor of psychology in psychia-
trywith the University of Pennsylva-
nia's department of psychiatry. The
truth may lie somewhere in
between, she said.
"It actually seems as if it's a bit of
a vicious cycle," said Roth Ledley,
who has previously collaborated
with Storch but did not participate
in the current UF study. "Shy, social-
ly reticent kids might be targets for
teasing, but then they might also
react in such a way that invites fur-
ther teasing. And as kids are teased
and they come to see the world as a
dangerous or threatening place, it's
likely that they'll withdraw even fur-
ther."
The study, funded by $8,000
from the Human Growth Founda-
tion and the UF Center for Pediatric
and Family Psychology, asked chil-
dren to complete four written sur-
veys and asked each child's parent
or. guardian to complete a separate
one, Storch said. Of the 93 children
surveyed, 33 had type 1 diabetes,
26 had low thyroid function, 25 had
short stature, three had male breast
development, three had early
puberty and three had delayed
puberty.


One last chance to file for disaster unemployment aid


TALLAHASEE Susan
Pareigis, Director of Florida's
Agency for Workforce Innovation,
announced today that the filing
deadlines for Disaster Unemploy-
ment Assistance (DUA) within
Florida have passed with some
exceptions.
Individuals in Brevard, Citrus,
Clay, Duval, Flagler, Highlands, Indi-
an River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Mari-
on, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola,
Orange, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk,
Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, and
Volusia Counties who lost jobs or
businesses as a result of Hurricane
Ivan are still eligible.
On Dec. 9, the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
amended the disaster declaration
dated Sept. 16, 2004 to include
these counties. Applicants must file
for disaster benefits within 30 days
of the date of public notification.
Therefore, DUA applications in
these counties must be filed no
later than Jan. 13. Although many
workers will be covered by the
state's regular unemployment


compensation program, those not
covered may apply for DUA. DUA is
a federally funded program, which
assists individuals who become
unemployed as a direct result of a
declared disaster. The program
also covers self-employed individu-
als, owners of farms and ranches,
farm and ranch workers, as well as
fishers and others who are not nor-
mally covered by state unemploy-
ment compensation.
The Agency for Workforce,
Innovation administers the DUA
program in Florida in partnership
with the U.S. Department of Labor
and state and regional workforce
boards. Funding for the program is
provided by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency.
To be eligible for either the state
unemployment compensation
program or DUA, the applicant
must be a legal resident. To be eligi-
ble for DUA benefits, an individual
must have exhausted all entitle-
ment to any regular state unem-
ployment benefits and must have
been working in or residing in a


county for which the disaster has
been officially declared. DUA bene-
fits are available to unemployed
individuals for up to 26 weeks from
the date of the disaster declaration.
Federal regulations provide that
the unemployment of an individual
is caused by a disaster if the individ-
ual: (1) becomes unemployed as a
direct result of the disaster; or (2) is
unable to reach the place of
employment as a direct result of
the disaster; or (3) was scheduled
to begin work and does not have a
job or is unable to reach the job as
a direct result of the disaster; or (4)
has become the major support for
a household because the head of
the household has died as a direct
result of the disaster; or (5) cannot
work because of an injury caused
directly by the disaster.
Individuals applying for disaster
related unemployment assistance
will need to have the following
information available:
-Social Security number.
-Alien registration number and
expiration date (if a non-U.S. citizen).


-Name and address of most
recent employerss.
-If self-employed, have proof of
self-employment for the past two
years.
(State or Federal tax returns,
financial statements, bank records
of accounts, or 1099 Forms. Docu-
mentation necessary to support a
claim may be faxed to 850-921-
3938. Applicant's Social Security
number should appear on all doc-
uments submitted).
-If scheduled to begin work but
could not work due to the disaster,
have name and address of employ-
er and the date work was sched-
uled to begin
Applications for disaster related
unemployment compensation can
be filed by Internet at the following
Web site address:
www.fluidnow.com (indicate on
the application that it is a disaster
related unemployment claim).
Telephone applications may be
filed by calling (800) 204-2418.
Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Conversion to critical a


By TracyWhidls
A Blue Ribbon Panel, which
spent six weeks pouring over
Hendry Regional Medical Center's
finances over the past four years
and budget projections for 2005
concluded their report.
The report states that by con-
verting the hospital to a critical
access facility, as has been touted
by the hospital's administration
and Hospital Authority Board may
provide additional revenue, but is
not the long-term solution to the
hospital's financial woes.
"Conversion to critical access
status does not address the need
for physicians to drive admissions
and quality service," the commit-
tee, comprised of USSC Director of
Corporate Benefits Bryan Cross,
USSC Continuous Improvement
Manager Derek Pridgen, Southern
Gardens Citrus Processing Fruit
Operations Manager Brasington
Beakley, former Clewiston Com-
munity Redevelopment Agency
chairman Darren Smith, Hilliard
Brothers Controller Kevin
Hollinger, Hendry County School
Board Human Resources Director
Steve Stinnett and U.S. Sugar
Senior Vice President for Public
Affairs Robert Coker concluded.
"Nor does critical access status
address the root cause of out-
migration of county residents to
other providers for non-acute
care," the report continued to read.
The critical access status conver-


sion also does not address coding
and billing issues required to attain
appropriate reimbursements, the
panel concluded in their report.
The committee also questioned
the conclusions of a study conduct-
ed by hospital management compa-
ny Quorum in support of the conver-
sion, noting that while Medicare
(Part A) reimbursements would
increase by $387,579 and Medicare
(Part B) reimbursements would
increase by $107,740, the conver-
sion would have no impacts on
Medicaid or swing-bed reimburse-
ments. The Drug Act of 2003
decreases reimbursement by
$118,447, so the true net impact of
the conversion, to critical access sta-
tus is $376,872 in additional revenue.
More important, the committee
noted, Quorum's December 2003
findings/projections are predicated
on building a new facility at a cost
of $22 million. And while reim-
bursements would increase by
$300,000, related to construction of
a new hospital, at $22 million, the
board would face $1 million in
interest payments per year.
"Payback for capital costs to
build a new facility will not be
achieved given inability to even pay
interest costs on the debt," the con-
sultant concluded.
While constructing a new hos-
pital would reduce maintenance
costs associated with operating an
aging facility, and presumably
might encourage area residents to


come to HRMC for their medical
care. To recover, the hospital must
first address its financial health and
sustainability, improve its opera-
tional efficiency and effectiveness,
focus its orientation on customer
service and emphasize perform-
ance excellence, the committee
concluded.
In October, HRMC Chief Finan-
cial Officer Nick Braccino told mem-
bers of the Hendry County Eco-
nomic Development Council the
conversion to a critical access hospi-
tal will not only help the hospital
recover some of its costs, the con-
version will keep the hospital from
having its Medicare funding cut
"For Medicare patients they pay
a flat amount, it doesn't matter if
the patient is in the hospital one
day or four days. They reimburse
$80 for an emergency room visit,
whether the patient gets an aspirin
or a CAT Scan," Mr. Braccino said,
adding as the situation exists now,
as costs inflate, the Medicare reim-
bursement doesn't go up.
The conversion to critical
access status will allow the hospital
to recoup more of the actual costs
associated with patient care,
because whatever the costs are,
Medicare must pay a percentage of
those costs.
"If they account for 35 percent
of our business, they owe us 35
percent of the cost," Mr. Braccino
said.
The CFO said with interest,


cesss part
depreciation and allowable costs,' for tho
the conversion will reduce the hos- longer
pital's projected $800,000 shortfall require
by $400,000. level, w
Mr. Braccino said in addition to Mr.
the increases from Medicare reim- tion c
bursements, other cost-cutting Mohar
measures are expected to generate Family
an additional $200,000. have n
He said the reason the hospital
hadn't made the conversion to crit-
ical access status in the past was
because prior to the Prescription
Drug Act, hospitals with critical
access status were allowed only 15
patient beds.
"We did a feasibility study, and
with only 15 beds, we would have
lost so much revenue, it was part of
the problem," Mr. Braccino said,
noting that whether there are 15
patients or 25 patients in the hospi-
tal, many of the costs associated "
with running the hospital, from util-
ities to some staffing remain fixed.
"As our census declined, it did-
n't reduce our costs, but the rev- You
enues declined," Mr. Braccino said. acr
"When they jumped to 25 beds, it
made it feasible, because last year
our highest census was 25 in-
patients one day."
Mr. Braccino said the hospital will
have a challenge with regard to the
length of stay requirements under
critical access status, which limit
average patient stays to four days, Full
although he said a "swing bed" the
option, which allows beds to be 30,
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Continue to take mosquito precautions


From the Florida
Department of Health
Health Department officials
advise residents and visitors to
continue to take mosquito pre-
cautions. Although the weather
has cooled down over the past
several months, the sub-tropical
climate of Southwest Florida
lends itself to mosquito breeding
all year long. Lab results received
late Wednesday, December 22,
confirmed that a chicken at the
FEC (Florida Evaluation Center)
sentinel chicken testing site tested
positive for West Nile Virus.
The "5 D's" for personal mos-
quito protection are as follows:
*Dusk and Dawn (avoid being
outdoors when mosquitoes are
seeking blood, for many species
this is during the dusk and dawn


hours).
Dress (wear clothing that
covers skin).
DEET (use mosquito repel-
lents including DEET [N, N
diethyl-m-toluamide] on skin and
pyrethrins on clothing when you
are outside).
Drainage (check your home
to rid it of standing water in which
mosquitoes can lay their eggs).
Tips on Eliminating
Mosquito Breeding
Sites
Clean out eaves, troughs and
gutters.
Remove old tires or drill
holes in those used in play-
grounds to drain.
Turn over or remove empty


plastic pots.
Pick up all beverage contain-
ers and cups.
Check tarps on boats or
other equipment that may collect
water.
Pump out bilges on boats.
Replace water in birdbaths


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dishes at least once a week.
Change water in plant trays,
including hanging plants, at least
once a week.
Remove vegetation or
obstructions in drainage ditches
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to 4 p.m. at Clewiston Middle
School and extended operating
hours at the Family Care Center
from 8 a.m. to noon are planned to
help build the center's and ulti-
mately the hospital's patient base.


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TAX SAVINGS
GARY R. NIKOLITS, CFA
PALM BEACH COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
Filing Deadline for 2005 Tax Saving Exemptions is March 1, 2005

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION $25,000

In order to qualify for this exemption you must:
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2005 Reside on the property as of January 1, 2005 *
Be a permanent resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2005 *
When you apply for the exemption in person, please bring the following with you:
1. A copy of your recorded deed.
2. Social Security Number of all property owners.
3. Permanent residency proof (Alien Registration Card), if not a U.S. citizen.
In addition, please bring the following items which apply to you:
1. Florida drivers license (Valid In Florida Only License is for Non-Residents).
2. Florida vehicle registration.
3. Florida voters registration.
4. Declaration of Domicile, if applicable.
5. Death certificate, if applicable, for widow(er)'s exemption.
You may appear personally at one of the County Property Appraiser's Offices and file your application
or you may call our Downtown Service Center to have an application mailed to you.
Applications are also available on line at www.pbcgov.com/papa.
Offices will be open 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monday through Friday beginning January 3rd and ending,
Tuesday March 1st, 2005.

Downtown Service Center, Palm Beach County Governmental Center
1st Floor, 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach Phone (561)
North County Service Center 3188 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens Phone (561)
South County Service Center 501 S. Congress Ave., Room 150, Delray Beach Phone (561)
Mid-Western Communities Service Center 200 Civic Center Way, Suite 200, Royal Palm Beach Phone (561)
West County Service Center 2976 State Road 15, Belle Glade .. (8:30 am to 5:00 pm only) Phone (561)


355-2866
624-6521
276-1250
784-1220
996-4890


MARCH 1, 2005 IS THE FINAL DAY TO FILE FOR TAX EXEMPTIONS
Senior Citizen Exemption: The $25,000 exemption applies to all tax rates adopted by
Palm Beach County' and the municipalities of Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Royal Palm. Beach, and Wellington.
To qualify:

1. You must have a homestead exemption.
2. At least one homeowner, qualified for homestead, must be 65 years old or older as of January 1, 2005.
3. Your annual adjusted gross household income for 2004 must be less than $22,000 (estimated).

Applications must be received by March 1, 2005. Please visit the office nearest you to apply.

HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IS NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY NEWLY PURCHASED OR SOLD PROPERTIES
IF YOUR HOMEOWNER STATUS REMAINS THE SAME, YOU WILL RECEIVE
AN AUTOMATIC HOMESTEAD RENEWAL RECEIPT CARD FOR 2005
Please contact our office for additional information regarding Widow/Widowers,
Disability or Veteran's Disability Exemptions.


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Spots
Continued From Page 1
Commission
workshop meeting
The Belle Glade City Commis-
sion will hold a workshop meeting,
Monday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6
p.m., or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble, at the Belle Glade City Hall, 110
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., to
address the following item of busi-
ness: Review Feb. 7, regular city
commission agenda.

Women of
Accomplishment
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege and the area chamber of
commerce are seeking nomina-
tions for Women of Accomplish-
ment for the March 21 program
awards. To nominate a woman,
call Susan'Cox at 993-1126 for
information or a nomination
form. Nominations should be
submitted by Jan. 20 to the
Provost's Office at PBCC/Glades.

GCDC seeks
board candidates
The Glades Community
Development Corporation
(GCDC) is recruiting prospective
board candidates who reside
within the tri-communities of
Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee
and the unincorporated areas
that immediately surround the
tri-communities of the Glades.
Please contact Carmen Canales
for additional information at
(561) 992-9500.

ECMHSP
enrollment open
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' chil-
dren ages six weeks to five years.
For more information or for an
application, please contact Rosa
or Maria at (561) 996-2232, Mon-
Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at


2050 Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.

ECMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for vol-
unteers. If you can donate a few
hours of your time, the perfect
opportunity might exist for you.
Opportunities to serve are endless
and include office support, kitchen
assistance, classroom assistance
and much more. Volunteers are
needed Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-2232
for more information on how to be
a part of this excellent and mean-
ingful experience.

Hurricane
assistance
Federal disaster aid for Florida
residents affected by Hurricane
Ivan has been extended to Palm
Beach, and Okeechobee counties.
Business owners and individuals
who sustained damage from Ivan
may apply for assistance by calling
the toll-free registration number
(800) 621-FEMA (3362)

Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages of
much needed items to our military
men in Iraq. If you have a friend or
a loved one serving in Iraq and
would like us to send them a pack-
age of supplies, give us their con-
tact information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support from
their community. For more infor-
mation please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops Wish
List Chairperson at 996-0129.

Hurricane
relief program
Glades Community Develop-
ment Corporation is sponsoring
the 2004 Hurricane relief program.
The program. takes place every
Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at
South Bay City Hall, 101 N.W. 1st
Ave. South Bay, by appointment
only. To make an appointment or
to gain additional information,
contact Hilaria Camacho at (561)
992-9500.


Empowerment
Program
The Pahokee Empowerment
Program is pleased to announce
being a recipient of the "Neighbor-
hood Partnership Grant" of Palm
Beach County Community Revital-
ization Board. The Pahokee
Empowerment Program will be
accessing these funds for the devel-
opment and improvement of the
community. The classes will
include FCAT preparation skills, life
skills training, homework assis-
tance and basic computer literacy.
For more information, please call
Eleanor Johnson at 924-5549, Mon-
day through Friday, from 5:30-8
p.m.

Church Bowling
League opens
The Belle Glade Church of God
invites your church to form teams
of three and join the fun of a new
Church Bowling League on Mon-
day nights. The league will be held
at Sugar Cane Lanes in Belle Glade
and begins at 7 p.m. each Monday
night for 18 weeks. There will be a
gift exchange at the end of the tour-
nament. To sign up or for more
information call (561) 996-3771 or
Sugar Cane Lanes at 993-2695.

Migrant Head
Start opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start is
looking for children ages five and


Police
Continued From Page 1
Colon, when questioned by
police, allegedly confessed to
have taken part in the vehicle
burglary and told officers that
the he and Jones were responsi-
ble for a number of other burgla-
ries throughout Pahokee a sus-
picion Detective Gonzales had.
According to the detective, the
M.O. of the Honda Civic theft fit
the match of other burglaries.
Detective Gonzales, with the
arrest, believes he has cleared 19
other burglaries. Earlier last
week, he worked at linking the
burglaries to the two suspects.
He said the robberies first
started happening with greater
frequency approximately three
months ago. The suspects
would break into the vehicles
and use the same vehicles to
perform other burglaries. On
one night, approximately nine
similar vehicle thefts were
reported throughout Bacom
Point Road. Colon provided offi-


under. East Coast Migrant Head Start
believes that all children can benefit
from the educational, health, and
social services that the program pro-
vides. Families with children who
have disabilities are encouraged to
apply For more information regard-
ing eligibility, call Cindy Guerra at
(561) 996-2939: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

FEMA hotline
available
If Hurricane Jeanne damaged
your home or business, call FEMA
to register for aid. The number is
(800) 621-FEMA (3362), or TMY
(800) 462-75585 for the speech and
hearing impaired. Lines are open
24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age 17
and provides individual and family
counseling at no cost to families in
Palm Beach County. As hurricane
Frances and its aftermath has
heightened the problems and
stress level for families in Palm
Beach County, the Youth Service
Bureau wants to reach out to those
families and offer the help of
licensed therapists who will listen
to their experience and help them
cope. Any parent or adolescent
needing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-1233


cers with the dates and times; as
well as the stolen goods, which
included CD players, laptop
computers and loose change.
According to Colon, the goods
had been sold in Pahokee.
Detective Gonzales was
happy with the arrests.
"I've been after them for
some time, collecting evidence
prints and other evidence. I
knew I was going to get them,",
he said.
Jones was arrested and faced
charges of grand theft and pos-
session of burglary tools. Colon
was arrested and faced a charge
of grand theft.

Arrest
Continued From Page 1
charges of possession of
cocaine, possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and child
abuse.
They were taken to the Palm
Beach County Jail where they
were processed.


(Glades) to obtain an appointment.

Weight
Watchers meet
Weight Watchers of the Glades
meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m. at the
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.

Wee Care has meals
Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the Child
Care Food Program. Children
enrolled in the center are eligible to
receive free and reduced cost


meals at no cost to the parent. Wee
Care is located at 209 SW 10 Street
in Belle Glade. For more informa-
tion, please call (561)996-6196.

Childeare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. Serving children aged 10-18,
space is still available. Call for more
information or stop in to pick up an
application. Location: 7450 State
Rd. 15, Pahokee (behind RCMA).
Telephone: (561) 924-7947.


BELLE'S

FURNITURE

CLEARANCE CENTER

The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
ing areas, have supported Blocker's Home
Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
niture that Blockers is known for. Savings from
50 to 80% off.


359 W Hickpoochee Ave LaBelle 675-2132


NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF MOORE HAVEN FOR
THE YEAR 2005

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regular
meetings of the city council of the City of Moore Haven
will be held on the following dates during the year 2005
at City Hall in the City Council Meeting Chambers, 299
Riverside Drive, Moore Haven, Glades County, Florida:


July
July
August
August
September
September
October
October
November
November
December
December


January
January
February
February
March
March
April
April
May
May
June
June


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
A place to visit
Reverend Denise Hudspeth, left, and Pahokee Police
Chief Rafael Duran shared a conversation at Jellyroll's
on Monday.


Courtesy photo
With the ultrasound machine now in place at the hospital,
mother Amber Foley got a look at her unborn child.


Courtesy photo/Florida Department of Commerce
Looking back ...
This photo from1956 shows farm writers inspecting cat-
tle near Belle Glade. It was taken during an Agricultural
Editors' Tour.


Ultrasound
Continued From Page 1
it for the money. In fact, you won't
be able to schedule an ultrasound
screening without a doctor's pre-
scription. With higher resolu-
tions, clarity and enhanced diag-
nostic features, the machine will
help doctors in more ways than
previously possible.
Bruce Sample, with the hospi-
tal's radiology department, said
the machine means, "More infor-
mation gained for radiologists. I
think it's a great machine."
Sample said the machine facil-
itates the job of two. While before
the hospital staff relied on a sepa-
rate machine to perform cardiac
tests, the new machine performs


all duties well. Its' finer imaging
capabilities only adds icing to the
cake.
The purchase of the machine
is a natural step toward modern-
izing, according to hospital staff.
The all-digital machine is a
much better fit for the modern
world of computers, with its
recordings able to be reviewed on
a regular personal computer.
With the unit basically a dressed-
up power PC, doctors can save
information gleaned from the
testing much easier, saving it,to a
CD or DVD.
According to the hospital, the
new unit will be immediately put
to use, and radiologists and physi-
cians from the Glades hope to put
it through its paces.


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Propane council answers questions from consumers


The following information
was provided by the Florida Gas
Safety Education and Research
Council/
Question: My propane prices
keep changing. Is pricing of
propane regulated?
Answer: No. In a free market
economy, many supply factors
affect the pricing of all goods -
including propane. Propane
comes from crude oil and natu-
ral gas, so when crude oil pro-
duction is cut (such as hap-
pened in 1999 when OPEC cut
production), the price of
propane began to rise. Weather
also affects pricing. As demand
increases, prices for all heating
fuels rise as gas producers work
to meet that demand.
Question: Is propane safe to
use in my home?
Answer: Propane is a safe
fuel to use in your home and
business. Propane has a narrow
range of flammability and can-
not be ingested like gasoline or
alcohol fuels because it is
released as a vapor from a pres-


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson is warning the public to
beware of potential scam artists
posing as relief agencies for the
victims of the tsunami in Asia.
"It's clear that there will be a
great need for assistance for the
tens of thousands of victims of
this terrible disaster," Bronson
said. "But people who want to
help need to ensure their dona-
tions are going to actual victims
and not to con artists."
In Florida, most charitable
organizations are required by
state law to be registered with
the Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services and pro-
vide financial information. That
information is compiled on the
Department's web site
www.800helpfla.com and in the
annual "Gift Givers' Guide," a
popular consumer publication
which shows how much money
an organization has raised the
previous year, how much was
spentt on program-.ser-vices,
administrative costs and fund-
raising activities.
Consumers can also contact
the Department's consumer hot-
line at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) to determine whether
a charity is properly registered
and find out the complaint histo-
ry of a charity.
The Department has received
reports in past disasters such
as wildfires and following' the
terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001
of organizations seeking help
for victims and pocketing the
money. It is difficult to investi-
gate these cases because scam


sured container. In addition,
award-winning preventive main-
tenance programs like GAS-
Check (Gas Appliance System
Check) ensure that homeown-
ers understand how to properly
maintain their propane appli-
ances and enjoy a healthy, safe
environment. Ask your gas sup-
plier about a safety check of
your home's gas system.
Question: Is propane harmful
to the environment? No.
Propane is an approved, alterna-
tive clean fuel listed in the 1990
Clean Air Act and the National
Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Propane is one of the cleanest
burning of all alternative fuels;
new propane-fueled vehicles
can meet the very tough Ultra-
Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV)
standards, and one model even
meets the Super Ultra-Low
Emission Vehicle (SULEV) stan-
dards. Propane is also nontoxic,
so it's not harmful to soil or
water.
Question: How can I be sure
I'm handling the use of propane


artists have usually left an area
before anyone realizes they have
been conned. Mr. Bronson says
it is incumbent on consumers to
take precautions to avoid being
victimized. Consumers may be
approached over the phone, on
the Internet, or through direct
mail.
Mr. Bronson also provides the
following tips to consider when
deciding
whether to donate to an
organization:
Don't judge an organiza-
tion based on an impressive-
sounding name.Find out what it
actually does.
Be wary of emotional
appeals and, organizations that
have only vague plans for spend-
ing the funds they collect.
Never give cash. Write a
check payable only to an organi-
zation, not an individual.
Be wary of organizations
that offer to send a "runner" to
pick up your donation. Rep-
utable charities are willing to
wait for your-contribution.
Consumers have the right
to ask for an organization's
financial report and its federal
tax identification number, the
latter of which you will need to
claim your contribution as a tax
deduction.
If an organization is not
registered, contact the Depart-
ment.
Consumers who have addi-
tional questions or want to
report a potential scam should
call the Department's hotline at
1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-
7352).


gas properly in my home?
Answer: Many gas suppliers
have consumer education pro-
grams and information. In addi-
tion, the National Propane Gas
Association (NPGA) has devel-
oped a comprehensive mainte-
nance program called GAS
Check (Gas Appliance System
Check), in which trained techni-
cians inspect propane systems
and appliances in homes to
ensure they are running safely
and efficiently. The program also
educates homeowners on the
proper maintenance of propane
appliances and how to handle


propane safely. Be sure to ask
your gas supplier about a safety
check of your home's gas sys-
tem.
Question: If my gas system
leaks, how would I know?
Propane has an odorant added
so that you can smell it if it
escapes if there's a leak in the
system or an appliance malfunc-
tions. Make sure that you and all
members of your household are
familiar with the distinctive odor
of propane gas. For a free
brochure demonstrating this
odor, contact the Bureau of LP
Gas Inspections at 850/921-8001,


Discounts available


on hunting licenses


If you missed out on getting
a five-year hunting license for
Christmas, there is still time to
get one before the special
offer by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) and Sports
Authority ends on Jan. 24.
Buyers of five-year hunting
licenses will receive Sports
Authority store coupons for 25
percent off regularly priced
hunting merchandise, exclud-
ing firearms and ammunition,
or 10 percent off regularly
priced firearms and ammuni-
tion.
The offer is valid through
Jan. 24 and only to the first
1,000 license buyers. The
FWC will mail Sports Authori-
ty coupons to license buyers'
home addresses.
"Five-year licenses are con-


venient for hunters because
they do not have to renew
their licenses every year, and
they also receive a discount
from Sports Authority," said
Mark Trainor, FWC's Hunting
and Game Management Divi-
sion's marketing coordinator.
"In addition, five-year licenses
are valid in Florida even if you
move out of state."
Five-year hunting licenses
cost $56.50 (plus convenience
fees) and may be purchased
on the Internet at
MyFWC.com/license/, by call-
ing toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA (486-8356), at coun-
ty tax collectors' offices or
from license vendors.
Visit MyFWC.com for more
information about hunting,
fishing and wildlife viewing.


Petition seeks fair


orange jui
LAKELAND On Dec. 27 a
coalition consisting of Florida
Citrus Mutual and a group of
Florida-based orange juice
processors, representing the
majority of the domestic grow-
ing and processing orange juice
industry, petitioned the U.S. gov-
ernment for antidumping duties
to offset the unfair prices offered
by Brazilian processors on both
bulk frozen concentrated orange
juice (FCOJ) and not-from-con-
centrate (NFC) orange juice.
Both FCOJ and NFC have
been dumped in the U.S. during
the past year by Brazilian
importers at prices below both
their European prices and below
their costs of production, with
dumping margins ranging from
37 percent for FCOJ to 78 per-
cent for NFC.
"These unfair practices have
caused material injury to Florida
citrus growers and processors


ce pricing
during the past three years," said
Andy LaVigne, Florida Citrus
Mutual's executive vice presi-
dent/CEO. "Even after the recent
hurricanes, Brazilian juice has
.been sold in the futures market
at prices almost as low as before
hurricane damage occurred,
undermining the ability of grow-
ers and processors to recover
from those devastating losses."
The U.S. International Trade
Commission (ITC) and the U.S.
Department of Commerce will
conduct the investigation, which
is expected to last nine months.
Florida Citrus Mutual, found-
ed in 1948, is the state's largest
citrus grower organization with
more than 11,000 members. The
Florida citrus industry provides a
$9.1 billion annual economic
impact to the state and employs
90,000 people. For more infor-
mation, please visit,
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


and ask for the "How's Your
Nose?" pamphlet.
Answer: I bought a brand
new gas range for my home, and
wanted to save some money by
having my son install it for me.
Does he need a license? There
are no laws that prohibit a con-
sumer from working on his own
gas system, however, the Bureau
STRONGLY recommends
against it. LP gas technicians are
trained professionals for this
type of work, and should always
be contacted when service,
installation or repair work is
needed. Also, Florida law
requires you to notify your gas
company any time work is per-
formed on your gas system. This
is extremely important to your
safety. No one, other than the
owner of the gas container, can
move, fill or work on the con-
tainer, according to Florida law.


Question: I'm afraid I will run
out of gas when the weather
gets cold. What can I do?
Answer: The Bureau of LP
Gas Inspections suggests that
homeowners who fuel furnaces
and appliances with propane
contacted their local dealer
about having their propane
.delivery accounts put on "auto-
matic." An automatic or "keep-
full" account ensures that an
adequate supply of gas will be
available, no matter how cold
the weather or treacherous the
road conditions. If you cannot
be put on a "keep-full" account,
never wait until your tank is
empty to call for gas. As a rule of
thumb, call your gas company
when your tank gauge reaches
30%.
If you have a question email
oneilv@doacs.state.fl.us.


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Hispanics over the age of forty; people of Caribbean-island ori-
gin or descent, diabetics and people who have a family history
of glaucoma. With no early warning signs of possible vision loss,
doctors urge those at higher risk for glaucoma to get regular
dilated eye examinations to help detect this blinding eye disease.
Glaucoma occurs when the-.normal fluid pressure inside the
eye progressively increases, leading to optic nerve damage and
reduced peripheral (side) vision. As the disease worsens, the
field of vision gradually narrows and blindness may result. No
pain is noted from the increased eye pressure.
Once vision is lost from glaucoma, unlike with cataracts, it
cannot be returned.
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mation or to set-up an appointment for a dilated eye examina-
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* 10 +1- private, tree filled, fenced &
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* 1.25 +/- oak filled acres on CR 78 in
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Travel problems top complaints


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has released the list of
top 10 complaints of 2004, and
"Do Not Call List" complaints
dropped to second place for the
first time in years. The Depart-
ment also obtained an increase in
consumer refunds over last year
even thought the number of com-
plaints was down.
In 2004, the number one com-
plaint among industries regulated
by the Department involved travel
and vacation plans. There were
4,312 complaints lodged, an
increase of about 45 percent over
the previous year.
Telemarketing fell to second
place with 3,673 consumer com-
plaints in 2004.
The Department's Division of
Consumer Services was able to
recover $2,784,919 in refunds and
services for consumers this past
year. That is more than a half-mil-
lion-dollar increase over 2003


despite the fact that the total num-
ber of complaints coming into the
division dropped. In 2003, the
Division of Consumer Services
received 31,274 complaints. That
compares with 23,718 in 2004.
The Department's Division of
Consumer Services serves as the
clearinghouse for consumer
complaints in Florida. In addition,
it regulates nearly a dozen indus-
tries. The division can take a num-
ber of actions against businesses
it regulates, including levying
penalties, revoking registrations
or shutting down a business alto-
gether. The division also tries to
mediate complaints for con-
sumers against industries that are
not regulated by the Department.
While the division doesn't have
jurisdiction over non-regulated
industries, the division contacts
businesses on behalf of con-
sumers in an effort to resolve their
disputes.
Price-gouging complaints
ranked third with 3,023 received.


Price-gouging wasn't even in
the top 10 in 2003, the change
brought about by the state of
emergency declared during four
hurricanes Florida suffered in
2004. Rounding out the top 10 list
are: motor vehicle repair with
2,212 complaints; credit/banking
with 1,019 complaints; commu-
nications with 1,010 complaints;
business opportunities/franchises
with 977 complaints; health stu-
dios with 684 complaints; tele-
marketers (not involving the "Do
Not Call List") with 672 com-
plaints, and construction with 631
complaints.
Mr. Bronson urged consumers
to call the Department's Con-
sumer Hotline at 1-800-HELPFLA
(1-800-435-7352) to find out the
complaint history of a company
and any other pertinent informa-
tion prior to signing any contracts
or making a purchase. Con-
sumers can also file complaints
online through the Department's
web site atwww.800helpfla.com.


Bronson reminds farmers of deadlines


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is reminding
farmers and other eligible stake-
holders of the approaching
deadline for purchasing crop
coverage under the Non-insured
Crop Disaster Assistance Pro-
gram (NAP).
The NAP, which is adminis-
tered by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Farm Service
Agency, provides financial assis-
tance to producers of non-insur-
able crops when low yields, loss
of inventory, or prevented plant-
ing occurs due to natural disas-
ters.
To be eligible for NAP assis-
tance, crops must be non-insur-
able crops and agricultural com-
modities for which the
catastrophic risk protection level
of crop insurance is not avail-
able. Interested parties should
contact a crop insurance agent
regarding whether a crop is
insurable in a specific county.


Contact the local Farm Service
Agency office for information on
whether a crop is eligible for
NAP coverage.
An eligible natural disaster
must occur before or during har-
vest and must directly affect the
eligible crop. The coverage peri-
od for NAP may vary depending
on whether the producer grows
annual, perennial, or value loss
crops. To remain eligible for
NAP assistance, specific crop
acreage information must be


reported annually. When a crop
or planting is affected by a natu-
ral .disaster, the local Farm Ser-
vice Agency office must be noti-
fied within 15 calendar days.
For more information about
NAP, visit:
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/n
ap.htm
To locate the FSA office in a
specific Florida county, visit:
http://oip.usda.gov/scripts/nd
isapi.dll/oip_agency/pgSelect-
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Regions: North, South, Central
Circulation:i 22 Million


FWC announces top spots for striper and hybrid bass


Bass anglers don't have to hang
up their fishing rods for the winter
just because Florida's legendary
largemouths pretty much come
down with. lockjaw when the
weather gets too cool. Fall and win-
ter months offer the best striped
bass and hybrid bass fishing here in
the state that bills itself as the Fish-
ing Capital of the World.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has some tips for anglers who
would like to go after these mon-
ster fish that scientists call
"morones" (because of their sci-
entific family name, "Moronidae").
"In Florida, morones keep to
freshwater," said FWC fisheries
biologist Rick Long. "Atlantic and
Gulf saltwaters are too warm for
them."
Striped bass stripers for short
can get enormous. The state
record is a 42.25 pounder, bagged
in the Apalachicola River in 1993.
Anglers catch stripers on heavy
bait-casting or open-faced spinning
tackle with 12- to 25-pound test
line. For big stripers, live shad or
small eels are the best baits. For
smaller stripers, yellow or white
1/8- to 1 /2-ounce jigs are good
baits, and so are plastic twitch baits
and poppers for surface fishing and
also spoons.
Sunshine bass a hybrid prod-
uct of artificially crossing' a female
white bass with a male striper -
also are among the heavyweight
morones in Florida's waters. The
FWC stocks a million of them in
fish management areas and other
public waters every year. So far, the
state record is 16.31 pounds. That
one came out of Lake Seminole in
1985. Sunshine anglers use lighter
gear than striper fishermen and
many of them favor lures that
resemble shad. Other popular baits
include live minnows, live or dead
shrimp and chicken liver, fished on
the bottom.
"White bass are smaller, but

Resolving to
What's the number one New
Year's resolution in the United
States? That's not hard to guess.
Americans want to lose weight.
Since a third of Americans are so
overweight that it is a health haz-
ard, that resolution is under-
standable.
Have you noticed the ads for
diet programs seem to be all
over the place this time of year?
These ads, featuring trimmed
and toned models promise that
you too can lose unwanted
pounds if you just purchase their
product (for three easy pay-
ments plus shipping and han-
dling.)
There is no magic remedy for
weight loss. At best, those who
purchase the weight loss prod-
ucts are out some money. At
worst, they could further dam-
age their health.
Just because a drug is "over
the counter," and does not
require a prescription does not
make it safe for you to take. Do
not take any drug without asking
your doctor about it first. Some
of the "miracle weight loss" pills
are filled with caffeine, which
can make you jittery, cause you
to lose sleep, contribute to dehy-
dration and contribute to a wide
variety of health problems.
Exercise is a wonderful thing.
The "miracle" exercise
machines promise you will lose
inches. But is the type of exercise
the machine requires right for
you? Do not make any changes
in your exercise routine or diet
plan without consulting your
doctor. Strenuous exercise, with-
out the proper warm-up, can put
too much stress on your heart.
Every new year also brings
new "fad" diets. Some of these
are even endorsed by doctors.
The question you need to ask is,
has it been endorsed by your
doctor for your particular needs?
A few years ago, a low-carb, high
fat diet was prescribed for some
obese patients. That didn't make
it safe for everyone else. Those
patients were on the diet under


they are scrappy fighters on light
tackle," Long said. "They'll hit flies,
spinners, small plugs or minnows."
The state record white bass is-
4.69 pounds, and it came out of
(where else but?) the Apalachicola
River in 1982. FWC fisheries biolo-
gist said the most productive
morone fishing in Florida iti 2005
will be:
The Apalachicola River/Lake
Seminole This is the home of all
three state record morones. In the
lake, stripers and sunshine bass
congregate along the old river
channels and near the dam in fall
and winter. They migrate up Geor-
gia's rivers in the spring.
In the river, stripes and sunshine
bass range from the dam to the
coast during fall and winter around
pilings, deep channels and drop-
offs. Larger ones hang around the
dam in the spring. They go after
bucktail jigs and crankbaits. White
bass feed in schools, and they like
live crayfish and freshwater shrimp.
* Lake Talquin/Ochlockonee River
- This system produces lots of 10-
to 20-pound stripers that take to live
shad, jigs and spoons. White bass,
rebounding from recent drought,
historically approach state record
size. They are all over the place in
the fall and winter and migrate to
the dam in the spring.
St. Johns River The FWC
doesn't stock the river with sun-
shine bass anymore, but it still has a
few. Stripers are a different story
with 8- to 12-pound fish showing
up regularly. Striped bass move
throughout the river in fall and win-
ter. The best spots to catch them
are around jetties, the bombing
ranges in Lake George,the lower
Oklawaha River, Buffalo Bluff,
Shands Bridge, Buckman and
other bridges in Jacksonville. The
big stripers congregate in cool-
water creeks in the summer. Live
shad and shiners, jigs and shad-imi-
tating crankbaits are the baits to
use in this river. Blackwater/Yellow

lose weight?
their doctor's supervision, with
regular tests for blood pressure,
cholesterol levels, etc. There's a
big difference between follow-
ing an extreme diet while under
a doctor's direct supervision and
trying it on a "do it yourself"
basis at home. There is no "one
size fits all" healthy eating plan.
Some people have food aller-
gies. Some people are on pre-


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rivers In this northwest Florida
area, the FWC stocks these waters
with stripers every year. The best
fishing is in the upper Blackwater
Bay, near the river mouths in the fall
and winter and upstream in the
summer. Sometimes, the best time
to go is at night. Be prepared to bag
10-, 20- or even 30-pound striped
bass. Use live mullet, menhaden or
shrimp for bait. Shad-imitating
lures also work. Choctawhatchee
River The FWC. stocks this river
with stripers and sunshine bass.
The main fishery is between SR 20
and Choctawhatchee Bay in Wal-
ton and Washington counties dur-
ing fall and winter. The baits to use
are live finger mullet, shad and
menhaden. During cold weather,
anglers use shad-imitating lures to
bag fish from surface-feeding
schools. During summertime, the
fish seek out cool-water tributaries.
Escambia River The FWC
has begun stocking this river annu-
ally, alternating striped bass and
sunshine bass. Anglers catch both
species in the lower 10 miles of the
river during fall and winter. The fish
migrate up-river in the spring.
Dawn and dusk are prime times for
striper fishing, especially on a
falling tide. In the lower tidal part of
the river, points of land extending
into the river are good fishing spots.
The best baits on this river are live
mullet and menhaden, shad- or
mullet-imitating lures, live shrimp
and twister-tail type jigs.
St. Marys River Striped bass
are the most popular sport fish in
the St. Marys River and connected
waterways. The FWC stocks the St.
Marys with stripers, but it also gets
some migrating fish from the St.
Johns 'River. Stripers tend to spend
the winter in the lower river and
move north above U.S. 17 in the
spring. On the St. Marys, anglers
bag stripers between 1-95 and the
town of St. Marys near the mouths
of the larger tributaries, along deep
banks and around the 1-95 Bridge


Pilings. On the Nassau River, which
is connected to the St. Marys,
striped bass hang around the con-
fluence with Thomas Creek to
below U.S. 17 around Pearson
Island. In the summer, stripers con-
gregate in tributaries with cool-
water discharge. Trolling along or
casting to steep banks with jigs or
shad-imitating lures is the way to
go on this river. Live shrimp work
too.
Eagle Lake This is a 200-acre
reclaimed phosphate pit in
Hamilton County. It's a fish
management area that the FWC
stocks with 50-100 sunshine bass
per acre annually. The lake's abun-
dance of shad nurtures sunshine
bass to 6 or 7 pounds in two years.
Fall and winter are the best times to
go. Rapidly retrieved crankbaits
fished deep and suspending shad
imitators work well on this lake.
Edward Medard Lake The
FWC stocks 100 sunshine bass per
acre annually in this 700-acre
reclaimed phosphate pit in Hills-
borough County. Most of the fish
anglers catch in this lake are 1 or 2
pounds, but some 2-year-old fish
tip the scales at 6 pounds. Fall and
winter are the times for fishing in
Edward Medard Lake, and the best
techniques are drifting in open
water with live minnows or bot-
tom-fishing with dead shrimp or
chicken liver. Trolling with deep-
diving crankbaits also is effective in
finding sunshine bass schools that
often congregate along drop-offs.
The lake has a nice fishing pier with
good fishing.
Lake Osborne Lake
Osborne (356 acres) and Lake Ida
(159) acres, are the largest water
bodies in the Osborne Chain of
Lakes in Palm Beach County. The
FWC stocks Lake Osborne with 28
sunshine bass per acre annually.
Most of the fish find their way to the
dinner table by the time they reach
1 pound, but some of them make it
to 3 pounds.


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Older man needs a ride
from Fort Drum to town
at least once a month.
863-357-1529

BULL DOG
Female, Please call
to identify
(836)697-9597.

CAT black & white neutered
male. On medication. Ap-
prox. 18-20 lbs. Call
(863)675-3256.

CAT pure light orange. Ap-
prox. 15 yrs. old. 15 lbs.
Call (863)675-3256.

DOG- Chihuahua, Tan with
black polka dots, lost in
Labelle (863)675-4966.


BOAT 25' Sportcraft
w/cabin & I/O motor.
You Haul.
(863)675-1161

CHURCH PEWS
4) 16' Long w/some water
damage. You Haul.
(863)697-1897 Lake Port

Free to good home: 2 Tiger
w/white kittens, 4V2 mos.
old, male, wormed.
(863)946-0490

HAMSTERS- (3), 1 to 11V
mo old, to good home
only, (863)357-0346 Tina,
cal times Ham-10pm.

MOBILE HOME 67'
12x45 2bd/rm must
be moved aft. 9pm
(863)983-8957

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Requirements in-
clude an associate Degree or equivalent
work related experience in accounting or fi-
nance along with PC skills and proficieny
with spreadsheet software. Duties include
preparation of financial statements, ac-
counts payable, reconciliations and loan
analysis. Previous banking experience pre-
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competitive salary, incentive program and
full benefits.
Apply in person at 205 W.C. Owen ave.,
Clewiston or send or fax resume to Shelia,
PO Box 1779, Clewiston, FL 33440."FAX
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ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC
for the 2x6 Grove area with at
least 2 years grove experience
and welding capabilities.
Good benefits plus retirement.
Apply in person
at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Glades Ford is looking for the following:

*Experienced Salespeople
*Certified Technicians
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*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers

Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

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Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment
Med ical 210
Employment .
Part-ime 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


Carpenters Wanted,
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.

CAR TWO HAULING
Drivers Wanted
863-675-2408

SALESPERSON
Warehouse/counter person
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Apply
in person @ Bob Dean
Supply 1310 Evercare RD.
Clewiston.

INSURANCE AGENT
w/20 license. For Local
Franchise Agency. Some
experience. Good Salary
+ Commissions. Fax
resume to 772-597-4323

Maintenance Personnel
and Dredge Operator now
being hired. Ortona Sand
Co. Call (863)675-1454
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PLATES, ETC. TEACHER
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PHARMACY SOLUTIONS
HOME HEALTH
Employment Opportunities
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Contract Nurses
Physical Therapist
RN Rates
$35 W/D $38 W/E
LPN Rates
$22 W/D $25 W/E
Full Time, Part Time
Positions Available Immediately
Sign on Bonus Competitive Pay & Benefits
BONUS up to $3,000 for seasonal contract nurses
Call 877-945-3230
Fax resume 877-945-3650
EOE, Friendly Atmosphere

HENDRY COUNTY RECYCLING &
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
is accepting applications for a
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
This is a full time position with benefits.
Applications, job description and
requirements can be obtained from the
Human Resource Department,
located in the Courts Building Annex,
second floor in Labelle, or at the
Hendry County Sub-Office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is
01/21/05 at 5:00 pm
Veteran's preference.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Drug/Smoke free workplace.
Applicants with disabilities needing
assistance in applying call the
Human Resource Office.


CITY OF CLEWISTON
Has The Following
Position Available.
BUILDING/PLANNING ASSISTANT
Position requires excellent computer skills
in Word and Excel, routine and varied cleri-
cal work Applicant must possess good in-
terpersonal skills. bilingual is a plus.
Job description and applications are
available at City Hall, Marilyn
McCorvey, Human Resources, 115
W. Ventura Ave. Position is open
till filled. EOE/DFWP

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GROUP LEADERS
GladesKids "out-of-school
childcare program" locat-
ed in Belle Glade has im-
mediate need for Group
Leaders. Group Leaders
will supervise recreational/
educational activities and
interact with children ages
5-12. Substitute. Group
Leaders are needed for
children ages 5-12
(Kindergarten thru 5th
grade). Completion of 40
hour child care training re-
quired as well as ability to
work harmoniously with
students, staff and par-
ents. Also willingness to
work flexible part time
hours and accommodate
the program needs.
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for information
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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER
(#64081974)
Home visitor position with Healthy Families
Program in Clewiston, providing parenting &
resource education to new parents; back-
ground screening & fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA
CALL JEANNIE @ 863-983-1408 X532
FOR MORE DETAILS


ASTALDI CONSTRUCTION
SEEKS EXP'D
Hydraulic Crane Operator |
* Concrete Formwork Carpenters
& Skilled Laborers
Water treatment plant exp. preferred.
Stuart area 772-463-6815/Aaron.
EOE/DFWP


Social Workers
AIDS Program seeks Case Workers for our
Belle Glade/Pahokee office, BSW or equivalent
degree, experienced in medical, HIV, addictions
or related fields. Bilingual, Creole a plus. Excel-
lent benefits package, competitive salary, re-
tirement program.
Fax resume to (561)868-5652,
or e-mail @: employment@cappbc.org
DFWP,EOE, M/F

BIMBO, MARINELA, BARCEL
Seeks independent distributors with sales
exp for: Routes in LaBelle, Clewiston,
Pahokee & Belle Glade. Bilingual
(English/Spanish)a plus. Fax resume
to: 305-445-2651 or call
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Grace Healthcare
of Clewiston
CNA'S WANTED
Mileage Reimbursement
Extra Shift Bonus
$500 Hire On Bonus
All Shifts Available
Contact: Susan Flynn D.O.N.
GRACE HEALTHCARE OF CLEWISTON
301 S. Gloria St. Clewiston, FL 33440
P ncxe# 8e3-983-5 2L3
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ORTHODONTIC ASSISTANT

We are looking for a highly motivated
self starting career oriented person that
enjoys working with people. great envi-
ronment, great hours, Great pay.
Bi-Lingual is a plus.
No experience necessary.
We will train the right person.
Please call (863)983-5121.






SOCIAL WORKER
Seeking local MSW to be responsible for psychosocial
intervention services for patients of Hospice of Palm
Beach & their families. Will assist, plan, implement,
counsel & provide crisis management. Will also attend
civic and chamber of commerce events. Must have a
Masters in Social Work with one-year exp. as an MSW &
live in Belle Glade or surrounding areas to more closely
relate to the needs of our patients. We offer competitive
salaries & an outstanding benefits package. Apply by
faxing resume to (561)227-5143 or complete an on-line
application at www.hpbc.com. EOE/DFWP


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Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435






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ONLINE CHRISTIAN
BOOKSTORE
Bibles, books, tapes
DVD's, Rentals
Market Place
Gifts Certificates, etc.
www.genevaandrews.
SpreadTheWord.com
(863)983-4156











insured. (561)784-5568



SkyeOne Internet
Service
PC Repair, Iriternet
Access and moreir.
Locally Owned
Office 863-946-2200



Do-It-Yourself Ideas(









Sangine Loveseat

This do-it-yourself hanging
loveseat will make a great
winter project in anticipation
of spring. Made of redwood,
it features straightforward
construction techniques and
full-size traceable patterns.
Simply trace, cut, assemble
and finish.
The completed hanging
loveseat measures 52 in. long
by 23 in. deep by 27 in. tall.'
Hanging Loveseat plan
(No. 780)... $8.95
Adirondack Quartet
4 other plans
(No. C64)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


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




DI'S Country Primitives
Yankee Candles & Gifts
Wedding Planner
& Accessories
106 Bond Street
863-902-0949


Merchandise

k I 1

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520)
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 35
Building Materials 5-1.
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins-Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 6ri
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies r25
Household Items 6.30
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies
Equipment 665
Pets- Supplies-
Services 670)
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 6.80
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines ?00
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710)
Television.-Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games ? 30
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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AC MOBILE HOME 3 TON
12cer 3yrs. old pd. $1700
will sacrifice for $500
(863)763-4933


COOK STOVE, AntiqueM
Wood Burning, exc. cond.,
$450. (863)675-4858



DISHWASHER- GE, used
only 6 times, excellent
condition, $45. (863)467-
9077.
FREEZER- Small, 6 cubic',
good condition, $125,
(863)946-2989.

MEAT SAW Hobart stand
up. $995 or best offer
(561)992-4838

REFRIGERATOR- 18 cu',
white, $60, (863)675-
0104.

Showcase Cooer
$300
(561)992-4838

STOVE -Maytag Electric,
white, very seldom used,
$100, (863)612-0974.

STOVE- white, electric,
works fine $25,
(863)675-0104.


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AUTO HOME MOBILE HOME BOATS
LIFE HEALTH
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SERE I7CE YL C 4-'R TRUST"
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c We See Them All!
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Venturm Ave* Clewison, FL 33440 r


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Inf
ormation "I


Job
Information


people!


WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, heavy duty, super
capacity +, $225.
(863)357-0363.


STOUT METAL BLDG- Roof
vent, dbl/drs, insulated
roof 7'6"wX10'2"hX7'4"h
$1000 863-357-3160.


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339
HAY RACK w/bunk feeder.
8' x 6', little rust.
Great deal @ $40.
863-763-0981 Iv. msg.
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339

WRANGLER JEANS- Black,
slimfit Women's bareback,
1x34, & Lawmens 5x36,
$10 863-763-0981.



Hewlett Packard- Approx 8
mo old, Little use, Paid
$950, asking $300,
(863)824-0478.


BARREL CHAIR, rose col-
ored, excellent condition,
$50 neg. (863)610-2117

BAR STOOLS (4) counter
height. $25. Call
(863)673-3822.

COUCH-'9, scotch guard,
exc cond, $165,
(863)357-1078.

DINETTE SET Light wood,
6 chairs, $75. Good cond.
Call (863) 673-3822.

MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,
$50, (863)612-0974.
SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.




GOLF CLUBS 30 vintage,
collectible assorted clubs.
$300. Call (863)946-3123.

GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $125. (863)946-3123.



HOSPITAL BED- Zippered
netting enclosure, good
cond, Asking $500,
(863)357-6825 .



KITCHEN CABINETS-
Mahogany, Formica,
Top and Bottom,
$150, (863)467-3645.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


AIR HANDLER with heater,
Trane, 220V, 2.5 ton ca-
pacity, $100. Call
(863)675-5929
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PORTABIKE, made in Italy,
foldable, great for travel-
ers, $60. (440)622-5989

PUMP/SPRAYER, 25 galon,
12V, for 4 wheeler, $65..
(440)622-5989

Vendor retiring, remaining
merchandise, 2300 items,
6 cardtables, $10 ea.
$500. (440)622-5989



DRUM SET- 6pc, all wood
finish, excellent condition,
all accessories, $250 neg.
(239)410-8799 Iv msg.



GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $550 863-467-
0627.


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SPINNET PLAYER PIANO
w/rolls, exc. cond.
$1500
(863)675-5961




METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 Ig file drawers.
$100. (863)357-1078.


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al e II


lInsurance


6nsurance


Employment
Medical 2101


I Pet Services


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'I Pb ic o ice


I Pet Services


BOXER/CUR
6 weeks old
female $40
(863)801-1621


JACK RUSSELL terrier. Full
Blooded $250
(863)227-0049
day & night


POT BELLIED PIGS- male &
female, ready to go, $30
each. (863)763-4566.



YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.


CAMCORDER, SHARP VHS,
full size, like new. Cost
$800 selling for $100.
(863)612-9233.




AUDIO ART APM- 440 watt
with built in crossover,
$50, (863)697-3505.



JL AUDIO SPEAKERS- 2,
W6 10", & a Bandpass
Box $200, (863)697-
3505.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees .745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 8t10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 25
Farm Supplies-
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840C
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn 8 Garden 850i
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies e60'
Seeds-Plants
Flowers 865



HORSES 2 Mare's Incl.
Cackle, Tamed, 4
horse bay. $2000
(863)675-2450


HORSE TURNOUT BLAN-
KETS- 2 canvas & cotton,
camo 72" new $60, will
separate, (863)763-0981.


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 9 15
Condos
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent ?925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent



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


ROYAL PALM
LAKES APT
Spacious 1 BR Apts for rent,.
Applicants must be elder-
ly, disabled, or handi-
capped. Monthly rent of
$250. includes water us-
age. Interested Applicants
call (561)924-8008






Fisheating Creek: under
new management, address
7555 US Hwy. 27 North
Palmdale. 863-675-5999

Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a
breeze!


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful


3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
Now Available

4)Tropical #250
2/1, New Carport,
AC & Appliances
$18,900

2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1 4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
0 -ctampion


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The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale lt(i,
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1)20)
Houses Sale 1u25
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10.145
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 10)70
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertylu il



STORE FOR SALE
in running cond.
(863)599-2284



DOUBLE YOUR
INVESTMENT
IN ONE YEAR
144 Builders lots/30 re-
maining in Moore
Haven next to the riv-
er. Builders/Investors
dream. 10 CBS
Homes currently un-
der construction. Pre-
construction dis-
counts. Lots start at
$16,999. Buy before
next price increase.
(954)605-6407


Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.

Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
1-800-466-1930.
For this & other proper-
ties www.jacobson
auction.com

*LAND FOR SALE*
7.28 Acres in
Palm Beach County.
Call 239-657-5654
LAND Port LeBelle unit 102
block 52 lot 24 Nice Cor-
ner lot W/lrg. Easements
(863)227-0079



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots ,:005
Mobile Home Parts ?010
Mobile Homes Rent ')01I
Mobile Homes Sale ?O2L'



2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile
Homes For Rent
Stanton Mobile Homes
863-983-8106




Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106






1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room &
Shed



2)3/2 DW
Montur, d





wa kennel
shed,

$73,000


New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3096U
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles '"C0'
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


BASS BOAT '86:
Approx. 18'
Motor & Trailer.
$2500 (239)784-9118
FIBERGLASS- 14', electric
start, 30hp, $950,
(863)763-8352 Leave
message.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


CAMPER, '95- Dutchman,
needs new home, in adult
fishing camp, $7000
(863)357-2633.



BOAT COVER- Waterproof,
fits up to 22', $75,
(863)824-0455.

TROLLING MOTOR, like
new, 46 lb. thrust, $200.
(863)763-3120



HONDA 1982 mint condi-
tion. Runs & looks great.
$1000 or best offer. Call
(863)675-3724.'
Suzuki Intruder, '98, fully
dressed, exc. cond.,
$6500. (863)467-9766 aft
6 pm
YAMAHA VIRAGO
1997, 535cc, exc cond,
kept inside, $2500,
(863)946-0307.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020C
Construction
Equipment 102'5
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4404
Parts Repairs .4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070(


BUICK REGAL-
'86, runs good,$800,
(239)348-9399.

CAPRIS WAGON- '99, w/
350 Olds v8 (not 307), re-
built auto trans $800 will
separate, (863)467-8856.
DODGE RAM-
'86, 4X4, runs good,
$1500,
(239)348-9399.
FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
4x4, runs good, $2200 or
trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.
FORD TAURUS WAGON
'94,4 Dr., V6, Auto. Runs,
nice. $1000.
772-461-9536
HONDA CRX 1991 2 door
automatic, Runs excellent.
$2500. (863)357-1805.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
Toyota Corolla, '92, 4dr,
auto, 30 miles to the gal.,
looks & runs exc. $1000.
772-461-9536


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


BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
6' bed 1997 & tool box
incl. $200 or best offer.
Call (863)467-0987.
Custom Air Dam w/driving
lights for 95-99 Chevy
GMC P/U/SUV. New. $75.
(863)467-2255.
Dodge truck topper, '98, for
long bed truck, red, $500
firm. (863)467-9766 aft
6pm
TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
ob or Lv msg.
TOW BARS- Reese tow bar,
$30, neg., (863)467-5467
Ask for Bob or Lv msg.



'94 CHEVY S-10,
4.3L, A/C, Runs good,
$1500,
(863)357-6825

Chevy Pick Up, '92
4x4, V-8 350 engine, auto
trans., a/c, good condition.
$4,000 or best offer.
863-763-1828
7-5, Mon-Fri.
GMC 1973 PU
for parts. Titled,
good tires $200.
Call 239-357-5984


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6, Auto.,
A/C, C/D. Good cond.
$3000. 863-467-1530


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALMA WOOD MACKEY SAXON,
Deceased
File No.: 2204-120-CP
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Alma Wood Mackey Saxon, de-
ceased, whose date of death was
June 17, 2004, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 25 East Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
3935. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required tobe served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER TH E OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
SAll other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of lirst publication of this
notice is January ____ ,
2005.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Douglas L. Rankin
Attorney for Kenneth Warien
Florida Bar No. 365068
2335 Tamiami Trail N. Ste. 308
Naples, FL 34103
Telephone: (239) 262-0061 '
KENNETH WARREN
97 W. Corkscrew Boulevard
Clewiston,. FL 33440
544767 CGS 1/6.13/05


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


READING ANEWSPAPER


BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
December 21, 2004
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on
Thursday, January 20,2004 at the District Office, State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North BroadwayAve., Bartow, Florida33830
for the following work. Bids received will be opened and publicly read
aloud in the 3rd Floor Planning Multi-Purpose Conference. Sealed bids
may be mailed and must be received priorto bid opening to State of Flori-
da Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: District
Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater
than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-
qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-
22.
-----NOTE-----
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time)
on Wednesday, January 19, 2004. Plan holders list will not be issued af-
ter 5:00 pm on Friday, January 14, 2004.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863)
534-7172. FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION
MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE
PROJECTS ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF
YOUR INTENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTA-
TION MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11,
2004 AT 2:00 P.M. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFI-
CATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LIST-
ED.
CONTRACT NO. E1E68-RO) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: FINANCIAL PRO-
ECT NO 416504-1-72-01. Work consists of mowing and litter removal
of the Primary Roads and storm water ponds. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: SCOTT TEETS 239) 656-7812.
BUDGET AMOUNT $125,000.00. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS IS NO
CHARGE.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E69-RO) COUNTY GLADES & HENRY: FINANCIAL
OJECT NO 414882-1-72-01 & 414883-1-72-01. Work consists of
asphalt pavement repairs and striping. (Approx 365 Calendar Days).
NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863) 674-4027. MAXI-
MUM BUDGETARY CEILING AMOUNT $100,000.00. COST FOR PLANS
AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E70-RO) COUNTY LEE: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
11831-1-72-01. Work consists of mowing and litter removal from road-
sides, storm water ponds, dry ditches and water course banks along Pri-
mary State Roads. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MAN-
AGER: JENENE EVERSOLE (239) 656-7824. BUDGET AMOUNT
$250,000.00. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E71-RO) COUNTY LEE: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
18332-1-72-01. Work consists of removal and replacement of thermo-
plastic markings, symbols, messages and reflective pavement markers.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JENENE EV-
ERSOLE (239) 656-7824. BUDGET AMOUNT $149,000.00. COST FOR
PLANS AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E72-RO) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: FINANCIAL PRO-
ECT NO 418331-1-72-01. Work consists of removal and replacement
of thermoplastic markings, symbols, messages and reflective pavement
markers. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JE-
NENE EVERSOL (239) 656-7824. BUDGET AMOUNT $44,000.00. COST
FOR PLANS AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Con-
tracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of
Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
Stcl 5 OCC C.rC1C3

BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
December 21, 2004
Advertisement No. 1
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on
Thursday, January 20, 2004 at the District Office, State of Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, Florida33830
for the following work. Bids received will be opened and publicly read
aloud in the 3rd Floor Planning Multi-Purpose Conference. Sealed bids
may be mailed and must be received priorto bid opening to State of Flori-
da Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: District
Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830. If the bid amount is greater
than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor.must be pre-
qualified as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-
22.
-----NOTE---
Propdsal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time)
on Wednesday, January 19, 2004. Plan holders list will nat be issued af-
ter 5:00 pm on Friday, January 14, 2004.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863)
534-7172. FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION
MEETING IN ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE
PROJECTS ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF
YOUR INTENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTA-
TION MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 11,
2004 AT 2:00 P.M. FOR TECHNICA_,QWLESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFI-
.CATIONS OR PAY ITEMS, CONTACT TAE PROJECT MANAGER LIST-
ED.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E68-RO) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: FINANCIAL PRO-
JECT NO 416504-1-72-01. Work consists of mowing and litter removal
of the Primary Roads and storm water ponds. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: SCOTT TEETS (239) 656-7812.
BUDGET AMOUNT $125,000.00. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS IS NO
CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E69-RO) COUNTY GLADES & HENDRY: FINANCIAL
ROJECT NO 414882-1-72-01 & 414883-1-72-01. Work consists of
asphalt pavement repairs and striping. (Approx 365 Calendar Days).
NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON (863) 674-4027. MAXI-
MUM BUDGETARY CEILING AMOUNT $100,000.00. COST FOR PLANS
AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E70-RO) COUNTY LEE: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
11831-1-72-01. Work consists of mowing and litter removal from road-
sides, storm water ponds, dry ditches and water course banks along Pri-
mary State Roads. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MAN-
AGER: JENENE EVERSOLE (239) 656-7824. BUDGET AMOUNT
$250,000.00. COST FOR PLANS AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E71-RO) COUNTY LEE: FINANCIAL PROJECT NO
18332-1-72-01. Work consists of removal and replacement of thermo-
plastic markings, symbols, messages and reflective pavement markers.
(Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JENENE EV-
ERSOLE (239) 656-7824. BUDGET AMOUNT $149,000.00. COST FOR
PLANS AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
CONTRACT NO. E1E72-RO) COUNTY CHARLOTTE: FINANCIAL PRO-
ECT NO 418331-1-72-01. Work consists of removal and replacement
of thermoplastic markings, symbols, messages and reflective pavement
markers. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JE-
NENE EVERSOL (239) 656-7824. BUDGET AMOUNT $44,000.00. COST
FOR PLANS AND SPECS IS NO CHARGE.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Con-
tra icts Administrator, Distt Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of
Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids,
Cheryl Sanchious
District Contracts Administrator
(18183 CCS 120iCC.1.tr


Thursday, January 6, 2005







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Luan


IDCATION, LOCATION DEMONIE
3BD/2BA OVER 3,000 LIVING SQ. FT.
@ $225,000
Just Listed! 3]iAl. Over 1700
sq ft on lake MIS SfD. A Steal @
79.9K
5 Acres Ledecca $59.9k Beautiful
Wooded Investment Opportunity
Brick Home 4BD/2BA on .47
S of an acre, corner lot, tile
floor, beautiful kitchen @
$194.5K
IR m m
.ln ,- i I ,a, t j. r:4 9K
New Listing.! Flaghole 5 acres wood-
ed on Taft Blvd. on paved road @
$59.5K
New Listing! Flaghole 5 acres wood-
ed on Taft Blvd. on paved road @
$57.5K
16 Brand New Homes to be built
on Texas Ave., 3bd/2ba, CBS, 1,673
sq. ft., Special Financing pkges avail-
able $129.9K These lgofasS!!
Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listings!!


Teri
Rangel


Glenn
A Smith

863-983-3508

Just outside of Town! Beautiful 5
br/4 ba home on 2.58 ad! Over 4,000
sq.ft. living. 3 car detached garage,
Fireplace!! Must See @ $324.9K
LakePort 3/2 M/H on 34 acres!!
Fenced/cross-fenced. Perfect for any
kind of livestock 2 acre oak tree nurs-
ery. Too much equipment to list. Rare
find @ $20Kper acre
Commerdal Space for Lease 1700+/-
sq.ft with highway 27 frontage. Great
location. Call for info
6 Duplexes in Moore Haven 100%
Occupancy, CBS construction, Great
investment opportunity at only
$375K


Pioneer Plantation 2/2 m/h on 2.5
acres. Private and secluded. Fully fur-
nished and ready to move in @ 73K
Montura Ranch 3/2 m/h on 1.25 ac.
New Refrig & Dishwasher, 2 car
detached garage, fenced. $84.9K
Pioneer Plantation 4/2 m/h on 10
acres. Large 0L Jfs300 sq.ft liv-
ing (new in'G, -.. ,Itiss this one
$164.9K

Haran 3/1 CBS Consruction ready to
en ein@ $64.9K


EinL 863-228-1142

Great Starter Home 3/2 on 1
acre in Flaghole. $74.9K
Bring Us An Offer!!
Seminole Manor 3/2. Many upgrades
& Improvements must see @ S74.9K
Deal Fell Through $96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.25 acres in
Montura ranch Estates $96.9K
Reduced 4 Business Opportunity!!
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
Location on HWY 27 $209.9K
Flaghole, Over an acre, Beautiful
3/2, fenced Like New @ $99.9K
2.5 Acres in Pioneer @ $25k


A Must See! 3bd/2ba Beautiful
MH on almost 2 acres @ S109.9K


Don't Miss Out! Northside
3bd/2ba w/ billiard Rm,
Newly remodeled, A Must See
@ 139.9K
New Listing! Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@
$134.9K


Charmaine
Montgomery
Se Habla Espahol

863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $15K Only a few left.


Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekly retreat this
is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22 acres @
$71.5K
Moore Haven River Gardens New
Development, 1 block from the
River, Corner w/shed @ $17.9K
New Roof'on this 3/1.5 located in
Harlem @ $64.9K
8 lots in Moore Haven's
Washington Park Area @ $16.5K
RENT F$575K 1 IAc. @
$575K 1 Ll7.


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Marshall


SMarshall
Berner

S863-228-3265

Montura n tes 1998
3bd/2ba, -.lII', i*p, on
beautiful .: .a1 @
$76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully fur-
nished. Attached Workshop
w/Complete AC. Includes club-
house and pool .accessibility.
Block away from river Going
@ $143,000.00
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great for fixing up, includes
tool shed, don t miss out on
this unbelievable deal! @ $35K
New Listing! 5bd/2ba hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem @ $54.9K
Mo "', -"


Crescent Oak fowunhorrtes

New Construton
2bd/2ba 1841 sq ft. w/garage
Only 3 Lef!
Visit our website for
ftrtherdetaik


Jeffrey
C Davis

,\\ 863-228-2666

New Isting!! in Moore Haven -
3bd/1.5ba, with 300ft. of
Caloosahatchee River view, Florida
room, lots of trees Going @ $280K
Am I Dreaming? 3bd/2ba home in
Lake Port located on 1.75 acres with
lake access, a private boat ramp, boat
house with fish cleaning station, and
50x45 workshop that. also includes a
lbd/lba mobile home and a RV hook
up all on the same property All of
this canbe yours @ $41o7K
Entertain Tonight with this '95 MH,
3bd/2ba, hot tub, tiki hut, 6ft. chain
linked fenced, lots of trees, secluded,
partially furnished, French doors to
wet bar @Now Only 110K
Back on Market Brand New Mobile
Home in MRE 4bd/2ba on 1.25 acres
@$99K
M/H River Gardens Lots Going Fast
Onlya few left starting @ $16,999.00
- Wallking distance to River CallNow!.
Construction has started!r Over 10
models to choose fiom or will build
to suit
New listing Moore Haven MH beauti-
fully located on 1.33 acres w/ in
ground swimming pool, many add
ons, fishing pond, quiet neighborhood
$120K
New Listi M- in MRE @ $73K,
Tile throughout, New A/C, paved
road, fenced, 1.25 acres
Call Me for All Your New
Cnnstrucnion Needs!!


Sam

:''W J Walker

863-677-1013

Monlta lots 1-2.5 acres Starting at
$19.9k
Look No Further We have
waterfront property in Moore
Haven on the Caloosahatchee
River for $155K
BEAUTIFUL 4/2 Mobile
Home on 1.09 Acre, Fenced @
$85.9K
New Construction 3/2
Montura barrel tile. Act now
& pick your flooring & appli-
ances @ $124.9K

ElR 1 'L d -ia,
$660. month
New Listing! 4bd/2ba, newly
renovated, in a great location
going @ $135K

I'm New!!
Call Me For All
Your Real
Estate Needs!


C7IL12 ANN DYESS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY'.
(863) 983-6663 [863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
Se Habla Espahol
AFTER HOURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING REBECCA SANTANA LAURA SMITH KATHY GARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863) 228-3.37 (863)599-1209, (863) 228-4798


RESIDENTIAL Condo a Bass & Sun1
3BR, 1 1/2 BA, Northside with new)tJ )!Call for1
$145,000 Details
3BIqAPendmi Vo00 3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67,500
4 New Homes
We Have More Lots Under 4BR, 3BA, wood deck,
Contract Call for Details 10x20 shed $79,900
New Listing 3BR, 3BA, 3 ai,,B Itl/DO
CBS $135,000 Under V900
Contract
3BR, 2BASOLD170,000 3BR, 2 1/2BA, on lake
3B 2OA Mrick 800 $89,500
NeMICl R, 3BR, 2BA, New Kitchen
2BA, $ 13,000 $89,900
3BR- n 'oo M IVIONTURA
3BRSe0( Pef( 0 3BR, 2BA. 11/4 $80,000
2 or 3BR, lb with 1BR/1BA 3BR, 2BA 1995 $75,000
Guest .Jfforkshop, Montura Lots NowAvailable
carport IM'$198,000 2 1/2 acres $30,000
3BR, 2BA Northside 2 1/2 Pioneer Plantation
$215,000 $32,000
4BR, 3BA $360,000
Ridgewo 2 1/2 acres Montura $35,000
Moore IH ]J4 l IBA 5 acres Ladecca $60,000
4117,500 4BR, 2BA, 3 3/4 ac. $169,000
COMMERCIAL,


SmallTree Nusmycn US 27
Mobile Home Park 6 lots-
3 w/ mobile home, 3 lots
only $106,000
9 Commercial Lots on
US 27 with Building
$215,000
5 Lots Zoned Multi-Family
$250,000
8 Lots Zoned R1-B
$250,000
10 Lots Zoned Commercial
$250,000
Belle Glade Grocery
Store $130,000
Commercial Building
Corner of WC Owens
& Margaret St. 2,109
sq. ft. $129,000
Harlem Bar Great
Business Opportunity
Call for Details
InustrIal Refinry +
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SPECIAL PI.NEW LISTIVNGr

10 acres fenced $165,000
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
http: / /www.hendry-gladesmmls.com


Your Realtor for

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&ie Teresa Sullivan




Call For Listings


561-795-8533 or 561-996-5623,


kre You Renting?
Do you have an older home?
Now is the Time for a New Home!!
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x110 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
Glenn Smith Reserve Your
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(863)983-3508
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F QUALITY HOMES AT

AFFORDABLE PRICES

Starting in the $80's

Brian Sullivan
Class A General Contractor CG-C061855

863-41 4-8608

863-465-1371
www.briansullivancontractor.com Se Habla Espafiol


EARNESY H. PAWLS
LIC. REAL ESTATE BRO-KER
528 E- Sugarland Hwy., Clewistan, FL
(863) 983-8559
After HOUrs p hone: C1
Miguel A. Santana 30 Rx-AUTpanol,
Maggie Santana (863) 228-4314


Bayberry Loop
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Call for Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures CallforDetails
*3BR,1BA, FmRm, Zoned Com.
$115,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH, Many Extras
Reduced to $85,000
* 3BR, 2BA, $180,000
-New Listing: Lrg. 3BR, 2BA,
2 Story Home on 10 Wooded Acres
$214,900
* New construction on Bayberry
Loop, 4 BR, 2BA, Many Upgrades
$260,000
* 4BR, 3BA, CBS w/pool in Ridgeview
$225,000
MONTURA
*2BR, 11/2BA,MHon1l25Ac. $45,000
*3BR, 28A, on 1.09 Ac.
Reduced to $60,000
*2BR, 28A, MH on1.25Ac. $65,000
*3BR, 2BA on 1.25 Ac. $65,000
*3BR, 2BA, MH on 2.5 Ac. wipole bam
$72,000


Canal Froni
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
w/ Pool, Exercise Room,
Compleetely Remodeled
OFFERED AT $369,900
MOORE HAVEN
Duplex efficiency Owner anxious
$115,000
* Riverfront w/access, 3BR, 2BA
$275,000
LAKEPORT
2BR, 1BAwl Boat House,
Lake Access $130,000
*3BR, 2BADBLWD onwtrfrtlot
Reduced to $69,900
*Waterfront, 2BR,2BA $169,900
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
Farm Land Available Call for Details
* Home Lot ready to build, MLssisppiAve
Owner needstosell, Asking $8,000
*Montura Lots Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
Lrg. Commeral Lot, $20,000
Office & Retail Space available in
Shopping Center Call for Details.
* Lrg. Bldg w/high traffic $129,000


COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
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Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
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Moore Haven River Gardens

Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change

C ail Jeffery Reserve Your
Home & Lot
(863)228-2666 Now!!

CBS Construction 3 or 2 Bedrooms
Single/Two Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package Lighting Package
Flooring Package
Many Models to Choose From
Walking Distance To River


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NOTICE OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT SALE
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Bids are requested for the following piece of equipment, which has been
declared surplus by Central County Water Control District.
Air Compressor
This equipment will be sold "as is, where is" to the highest bidder.
Bids should be placed in a sealed envelope marked "Equipment Bid and
mailed or delivered to the District office at 475 S. Cabbage Palm.Street,
Clewiston, FL 33440. Bids must be received by 5:00 pm on January 25,
2005. Payment is due within five days of notice of bid award.
Additional information and arrangements to inspect the equipment may
be made in writing to the above address or by calling (863) 983-5797,
Monday through Thursday, 7am to 5pm.
541969 CGS 1/6,13/05


SFind it faster. Sell it sooner
Sin the classified.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
- your clean up a breeze!


Shop here first!
The classified ads.
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.


PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is soliciting
proposals for Welfare Transition services and activities in Region 24 for
the period of July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. Region 24 is com-
prised of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.
Those Interested in submitting a proposal for consideration for the com-
ponent listed above may call the Workforce Development Board at (239)
992-8000 or toll free at 1-866-992-8463 to obtain a copy of the Request
for Proposal (RFP) package. Please note: Public Notices for other servic-
es/programs are being advertised separately and have different dead-'
lines. Minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses, and faith-
based organizations are encouraged to apply. The procurement timetable
for the Welfare Transition component is as follows:
* January 28, 2005, 8:00am Welfare Transition RFPs available
* February 18, 2005, 2:00pm 3:30pm Welfare Transition Bidders'
Conference
March 1,2005, 4:30pm Wellare Transition Letters of Intent to Pro-
pose due
March 15, 2005, 4:30pm Welfare Transition Proposals due
April 13, 2005, 2:00pm 3:30pm Review Panel meets to discuss
and make recommendations for the Welfare Transition component
April 27, 2005, 9:30am 11:30am Program and Planning
Committee Meeting
May 11, 2005, 3:30pm Board Meeting
542754 CGS 1/6/05 .


PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is soliciting
proposals for Dislocated Worker services and activities in Region 24
funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) for the period of July
1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. Region 24 is comprised of Charlotte,
Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties.
Those interested in submitting a proposal for consideration for the com-
ponent listed above may call the Workforce Development Board at (239)
992-8000 or toll free at 1-866-992-8463 to obtain a copy of the Request
for Proposal (RFP) package. Please note: Public Notices for other servic-
es/programs are bein advertised separately and have different dead-
lines. Minority-owned businesses, female-owned businesses, and faith-
based organizations are encouraged to apply. The procurement timetable
Is as follows:
* January 24, 2005, 8:00am Dislocated Worker RFPs available
* February 18, 2005, 12:30pm 2'OOpm Dislocated Workers
Bidders Conference
February 24, 2005, 4:30pm Dislocated Worker Letters of Intent
to Propose due
March 10, 2005, 4:30pm Dislocated Worker Proposals due
April 13, 2005, 12:30pm 2:00pm Review Panel meets to
discuss and make recommendations for the Dislocated Worker
component
April 27, 2005, 9:30am 11:30am Program and Planning
Committee Meeting
May 11, 2005, 3:30pm Board Meeting
542743 CGS 1/6/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Hendry County Public Library Cooperative Govern-
ing Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, January
13, 2005 in the City Hall Commission Chambers, 115
West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of this public meet-
ing is to: 1) Review and consider the Hendry County
Public Library System Annual Plan of Service for 2005
and, 2) Review and consider the Hendry County Public
Library Cooperative Annual Budget for 2005.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to at-
tend this public meeting. Any person requiring a special
accommodation to participate in the meeting because of
a disability or physical impairment, including speech or
hearing impairments, should contact the Hendry County
Library Cooperative Coordinator at (863) 983-1493 at
least five calendar days prior to the scheduled meet-
ing.

Christopher Kuechmann
Cooperative Coordinator
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 6,2005


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
RESIDENTS OF CENTRAL
COUNTY WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Supervisors for the Cen-
tral County Water Control District,
will hold a public hearing on
Wednesday, January 28, 2005 at
7:00 p.m., for the purpose of hear-
ing public comment on proposed
legislation with the following 0tite:
An act relating to the Central
County Water Control District,
Hendry County, Florida; providing
for adoption of The Florida Election
Code to the extent applicable; pro;
viding an effective date.
All interested persons are invited to
attend and be heard with respect to
the proposed legislation. Interested
persons may appear on their won
half or by agent or attorney. If
anyone decides to appeal a deci-
sion made by the Board with re-
spect to any matters considered at
the meeting or hearing, a record of
the proceeding will be needed for
the appeal and for such purposes
may need to insure that a verbatim
record or the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU
REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SER-
VICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT.
PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT
CLERK'S OFFICE AT (863)
9835797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5)
DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE
STATED HEARING DATE.
CENTRAL COUNTY WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
544964 CGS 1/06/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing will sell at public
auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuantto Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on January 17, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1986 Chevrolet BLK. 2-Door
Vin #1 G1YY0788G5122165
544052 CGS 1/06,13/05


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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CP050141
LOXAHATCHEE SLOUGH RESTORATION, G-161 STRUCTURE,
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, for Loxahatchee Slough Resto-
ration, Palm Beach County, FL on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at
2:30 p.m. local time, at whichtimely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. This project involves the construction & installation of two
60' culverts under Northlake Boulevard in Northeast Palm Beach County,
using the Jack & bore method. The culvert outflow will meander through a
channel (which will also be a component of this contract), connecting to
culverts on Beeline Highway, & the C-18 canal. An OPTIONAL pre-bid
conference will be held on Monday, January 10,2005 at 11:00 a.m. on-
site at the intersection of Northlake Boulevard & Beeline Highway. For di-
rections call (561) 682-2813. A site visit will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions In the Request for Bidders
(RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB
by downloading it for free from our website www.stwmd.gov, by pur-
chasing a set for $80.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-
6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The pub-
lic Is invited to attend the-bid opening. Information on the status of this
solicitation can be obtained at our web site www.stwmd.gov.
544660 ON/CGS 1/6/05



NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Belle Glade, Florida, General Elec-
tion will be held on March 8, 2005, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and
7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing two commissioners, each for term
of three (3) years. There will be one commissioner elected representing
Seat "A", and one commissioner elected representing Seat "B". Candi-
dates must be a qualified elector of the City of Belle Glade.
The first day for filing as a candidate for commissioner will be January
25, 2005, beginning at noon, and the final day for filing will be February
8, 2005, at noon. Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at
City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Belle Glade, Florida,
during regular office hours until said date and time. Each candidate shall
be voted upon by the electorate at large.
Registered voters in Precincts 6016, 6018, 6020, 6026, 6028 and 6030
are qualified to vote in this election. To qualify as a registered voter for
this General Election, you must register with the Palm Beach County Su-
pervisor of Elections by February 7, 2005.
In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast for the
particular office that such candidate seeks in this particular election, a
un-Off Election shall be held on March 22, 2005, between the two can-
didates who receive the largest number of votes for that particular
seat.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
545035 CGS 01/06, 13/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE IF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN: DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES. CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) ; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court
of Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south
entrance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, F 33471,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 20 day of January 2005. Dated this 27 day of De-
cember, 2004.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, Fl 33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceeding
should contact the Individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.n It hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
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HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE


SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper


DATE: 01/25/05


SUBJECT AREA: The proposed rule updates and conforms statutory cita-
tions in current Rules to correspond to the statutory citations in the floida
K-20 Education Code.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF RULE: The proposed rule updates and con-
forms statutory citations in current Rules to correspond to the statutory
citations in the floida K-20 Education Code.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 120.5536, 120.54, 120.81,
1001.41(2), 1001.43.s.
SPECIFIC LAW IMPLEMENTED: 120.74, F.S
FULL TEXT: A copy of the Rule and Schedule 1 is available at no charge
at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for sick
leave for administrative and educational support employees.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed rule 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. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter may be heard on January 25, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with infor-
mation regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to pro-
vide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writ-
ing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agen-
cy Head, a Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to
be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining public hearing on this proposed
rule is to request, 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
oard, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportu-
nity to present evidence and argument on the issues under considera-
tion.
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 ju-
dicially noticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making
proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference into
the proposed rule.
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cess, please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
,(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the City of Clewiston Planning and Zoning
Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2005, in the City
Hall Commission Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of
the meeting is to review and consider the following items:
A Variance request from Howard Cookto relaxthe 10' setback require-
ments of R-3 roperty to construct an addition to his home. The home is
located at 82 EastConcordia, Clewiston.
The City commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation s of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on
this request on January 24, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z
Board meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries re-
garding the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation be-
cause of a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing
impairments, should contact the Building Official's office at least three
days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearic
Building Official
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Internet travel sites could allow repeat bidding


GAINESVILLE, Fla. In an
auction, if a bid for an item falls
short, a would-be customer can
try again by raising the bid.
Rapidly growing Priceline
and other name-your-own-price
Internet retailers typically don't
work that way. Instead, they
restrict customers to a single
bid, hoping they'll wager more
than the worth of a motel room,
rental car or airline ticket, thus
boosting profits.
A University of Florida busi-
ness researcher says that may be
a flawed business model,
because savvy users figure out
numerous ways to "game the
system" and make repeat bids
anyway. As a result of these "sur-
reptitious" bidders, Scott Fay, an
assistant professor of marketing
at UF's Warrington College of
Business, argues it may be equal-
ly or more profitable for Priceline
to raise its minimum bid prices
and allow customers to bid as
many times as they want.
"What hurts Priceline is


when only sophisticated users
rebid," Mr. Fay said. "They
would be just as well off letting
everyone rebid, but they need to
make it a public policy."
Priceline is by far the largest
and best known of several
name-your-own-price Internet
retailers that includes eBay Trav-
el, part of eBay. Founded in
1998, Priceline earned nearly $3
billion in total revenue by 2002,
according to company press
releases. Known for its quirky
television ads featuring William
Shatner, Priceline continues to
grow, especially among cus-
tomers seeking hotel rooms and
airline tickets. Last quarter,
Priceline's travel bookings rose
44 percent to $432 million,
according to company statistics.
The company makes money in
part by charging a set fee for
each airline ticket or other item
purchased.
Customers using Priceline to
find a hotel designate their
desired dates, city, neighborhood


and quality rating, then submit a
bid. If the bid is rejected, they
must change their itinerary by,
for example, bidding on hotels
with a different quality rating.
The procedure is similar for air-
line tickets, with customers hav-
ing the option to rebid only by
changing their itinerary.
The goal of the system is to
encourage at least some cus-
tomers to wager more than the
minimum price Priceline will
accept, Mr. Fay said, but sophisti-
cated users routinely avoid that
constraint through surreptitious
repeat bidding.
For hotel rooms, Mr. Fay said
a common subterfuge is to
make a low bid for a room in,
say, a five- star hotel near Disney
World in Orlando. If that bid is
rejected, the customer tries
again by selecting a higher bid
-- while allowing for the five-
star hotel to be either near Dis-
ney or in an Orlando neighbor-
hood where he or she knows no
five-star hotel exists. The new


bid looks to Priceline's system
like a change in itinerary but is,
in effect, a back-door repeat bid
on the same Disney World
neighborhood five-star hotels.
The procedure is similar for air-
lines, with savvy users selecting
flights to airports neighboring
their targeted airports to bid
repeatedly on what appear to be
different but are in reality iden-
tical itineraries. The techniques
are well known among many
Priceline users, with at least one
site, Biddingfortravel.com, outlin-
ing different strategies in detail
and helping customers make the
lowest possible bids by publishing
other customers' successful bids.
Mr. Fay said the activity -
while not a violation of Price-
line's user agreement hurts
the company's profits because it
in effect creates a two-tiered
pricing system.
"There's an optimal price for
a hotel room or airline ticket that
would maximize Priceline's prof-
it if everybody rebid, and there's


an optimal price to maximize
profit if everyone only places one
bid," Fay said. "But the problem
is that some people are rebidding
and some are not, and the same
price can't maximize profit for
both segments of customers."
His mathematical models, he
said, show that Priceline would
make just as much money if it
increased its bottom-line price
and allowed all users to bid
repeatedly a practice that
might also be more fair to Price-
line's customers since they
would all have an equal chance
of paying the same price for a
given hotel room or itinerary.
"Under the current' system,
they set the price threshold for a
hotel room at, for example, at $60,
don't tell you what it is, and hope
that some people bid higher," he
said. "But if they let everyone
rebid, they'd probably set the
price threshold at $80 and by
upping the price, it turns out they
would get back all the money they
would have earned" from over-


bidders in the current system.
A Priceline spokesman declined
to comment on the findings.
Mr. Fay said that one potential
caveat .is that repeat bidding
would quickly highlight the minri
imum prices that Priceline's
hotel and airline vendors are
willing to accept. If that price
became well known, and cus-
tomers began rejecting other,
more-traditional purchasing
venues such as phone purchase,
es, that could hurt vendors, he
said. But Biddingfortravel.com
already publishes what appear
to be the minimum prices many
hotels and airlines accept, and
the total number of airline tick-
ets and hotel rooms purchased
via name-your-own-price chan-
nels remains relatively small, Mr.
Fay said.
"Priceline would have to con-
vince their partners that it
wouldn't really hurt them. Even
though that might be true, it
might be hard to convince
them," he said.


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