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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 13, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
regular
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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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Homebuyer
workshop
English Homebuyer Work-
shop, at Centro Campesino'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.
Florida KidCare at
Glades General
Glades General Hospital
will host a Florida KidCare
Open Enrollment Event in the
Cafeteria from 5-7pm on
Thursday, January 20.
Parents will receive assis-
tance in completing Florida
KidCare applications. Applica-
tions will be available in Eng-
lish, Spanish and Creole.
To complete the applica-
tion process, parents should
bring the following: Proof of
monthly income and one
income document, such as
last year's tax return, or last
year's W-2 or recent four
weeks pay stubs; unearned
income documents (such as
SSI, unemployment); child
support document of amount
received; child's social security
number; if non-citizen, child's
immigration papers; if child
health coverage offered
through parent's employer,
the cost per month to add
child
How Can We Help
Day activities
The Glades Inter-Agency
Network (GIN) invites the
entire community to partici-
pate in the "How Can We Help
Day" activities on Wednesday,
Jan. 19. The How Can We
Help Day is designed to allow
Glades agenciesgencies and organiza-
tions an opportunity to provide
direct health and human serv-
ices to residents through a
community out-reach
approach. The How Can We
Help Day will be held in the
parking lot area of the city of
Belle Glade Police Department
Sub-Station, which is located
at 224 S. W. 5th Street in Belle
Glade, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Contact Marian McGhee at
(561) 992-9500 for additional
information.
Glades NAACP
to meet
The Glades Area Branch
5686 of the NAACP meets the
second Monday of every
month at 7 p.m. in the Glades
Central Media Center.

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School site linked to porn


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A number
of Belle Glade residents, when
clicking on a link to Glades Cen-
tral High School's Web site on
the county's school district Web
site, were greeted by a curious
message "Your Guide to Great
Porn" in broad letters.
Pages that popped up behind
the site featured a number of
naked women inviting further
attention.
Needless to say, residents


would not be finding out how
well the school's academic team
fared in last week's competition
by accepting the invitation.
Though the message still
appears, school officials say they
are working to solve the problem
while residents are left wonder-
ing how the mistake occurred in
the first place.
"I thought it was a bad joke,"
said Karen Pierson, a resident
who was notified of the mistake
through an e-mail. Apparently, a


person planning to visit the area,
in wanting to learn more about
the schools here, came upon the
mistake. They learned more than
they would have liked.
The email explained that a
link on the Palm Beach County
School Web site to Glades Cen-
tral's Web site re-directed the
user to the porn site.
After the initial shock, Ms.
Pierson sent the link to her son
- a computer programmer. His
reply, understandably, was,


"Mom, what are you doing, this is
heavy stuff."
At first she thought of leaving
the matter alone, but on check-
ing the site again, reconsidered.
"Up come 12 naked ladies,"
she said. "I thought, 'I'm not
going to blow it off'."
She said she contacted the
Web master, and the public
affairs office and was told the
mistake could have occurred on
her end. Maybe a .virus had
infected her computer, was the


response.
"I could believe that if I were
dumber," she said.
To test the virus theory, she
checked the process on several
computers, all of which were
sent to the same pornographic
site.
Without answers, she turned
to her son again.
His theory? Because the URL
that pops up when the link is
See Porn Page 20


Strike ends



with contract


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY Florida Crys-
tal workers, following a strike
at the Okeelanta sugar mill in
South Bay, have accepted a
final contract submitted by the
company Jan. 1.
According to a negotiator in
the process, much of what the
workers went on strike for
stayed the same, but union
members were ready to arrive
at some resolution.
A week before the contract
was signed by the International
Association of Machinists and
Aerospace Workers Local
Lodge 2152, the members of
that group went on strike, argu-
ing against measures the com-
pany had put forth in the con-
tract; measures they said would
negatively affect hundreds of
workers, some of whom would
be displaced.


In an effort to remain a com-
petitive player in the agricultur-
al market an industry that
itself struggles against free-
trade agreements that allow
other countries to import prod-
uct Florida Crystals provided
several caveats to the contract
meant to ease its financial bur-
den.
Perhaps the biggest of the
measures was the company's
desire to outsource its driver
jobs, which are approximately
180, to outside companies. All
180 workers at the strike would
potentially be without a job.
Other issues included the elimi-
nation of overtime pay for farm
laborers and an increase in
insurance cost.
For five days beginning
Monday, Dec. 27, the workers
See Contract Page 20


Arrest may



help solve



homicide case


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Belle Glade
Police arrested a suspect in con-
nection with a homicide that
occurred Dec. 23. Police accuse
the individual of .having been
involved in a fight with the mur-
der victim moments before a
hail of bullets ended the victim's
life.
Alton Butts faces a charge of
aggravated battery for reportedly
being involved in the fight. His
arrest, police hope, will bring
them closer to finding the per-


son they believe was responsible
for the actual killing.
Since the death of 33-year-old
Allen Madison late last year, the
police have been working to
resolve the case.
The murder, police say, hap-
pened at 245 SW 6th St. in Belle
Glade. Police were dispatched to
that area, where they found
Madison. When they arrived,
officers found Madison unre-
sponsive.
See Murder -Page 20


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Will the
Department of Transportation
seek to. resolve a withering
stretch of road that connects
the cities of Belle Glade and
Pahokee, or will it simply resur-
face the road, ignoring the dan-
ger the street presents?
At this point, many aren't
sure.
The road in general is
deemed to be in poor condition
and is thought to pose a safety
hazard to motorists that use it.
Concerned citizens oftentimes
point to the number of deaths
attributed to the sharp turns
along the infamous curve.
Some even claim to have lost at
least one person for each gener-
ation of their family dating
back several decades to the
road.
At the most recent meeting
of the tri-cities, which took
place Jan. 10, representatives of
the city of Pahokee sought to
ease the worries of community
leaders who were unsure of the
progress being made to elimi-
nate Dead Man's Curve along
State Road 15.
Partly because the various
departments of the Florida
Department of Transportation
(FDOT) dispersed separate
packets of information to the


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE City offi-
cials are hoping to make use of
Palm Beach County Communi-
ty Development Block Grant
money to help restore South-
west 6th St.
A project that has been a
long time in the making, the
added funding dollars from the
grant promise to help in the
street's reconstruction.
The city commission gave
the okay at its Jan. 3 city meet-
ing to city staff to submit an
applications to the county's
department of housing and
community development to
continue road reconstruction at
the location.
The city is asking for
$300,000 for that use.
According to Belle Glade City
Manager Houston Tate, the


different people who were
called in to gauge the process,
Pahokee officials said, many
were left with information that
did not fit the exact scope of
work for the multi-million-dol-
lar project.
In fact, many thought the
project would consist of a sim-
ple resurfacing that would only
address superficial issues of the
stretch of road. Others thought
the work had stalled.
Pahokee City Manager Lillie
Latimore assured commission-
ers with the cities of Belle
Glade, Pahokee and South Bay
that work on the project is
going ahead. With only a tem-
porary setback that pushed the
start of the project a few
months behind because of the
recent hurricanes, work had
since started and crews can
now be seen working at the
site, she said.
"Dead Man's Curve is a
sharp 'S' or '5.' It will be turned
into a swerve," she told local
leaders of the estimated three-
year project.
For the representatives, the
news was welcome.
"We lost a lot of lives out
there," said Mayor Steve Wilson
of Belle Glade.
Mayor Sasser said that repre-
sentatives with FDOT will be


funding source is part of the
county's Pocket of Poverty pro-
gram, a revolving grant that
shared by the Glades cities.
Each year, either Belle Glade,
South Bay or Pahokee gets a
chance to use their portion of
the $400,000 designated CDBG
money. This year is Belle
Glade's chance at the funding,
Mr. Tate said.
In the application, the city of
Belle Glade spells out its
improvement project for the
street. In back-up material pro-
vided in the agenda for Monday
night's meeting, Barbara Bell-
Spence, the city's Community
Development Director wrote,
the project involves "the com-
plete reconstruction of the road,
sidewalks, curbs, gutters and
See Roads -Page 20


meeting later this month with
the tri-cities to discuss the
specifics of the project. The rep-
resentatives will be armed with
concise and technical specifica-
tions relating to the effort, and
will help the three city commis-
sions understand exactly what
will be done to make the road
safer.
The three city commissions
of the area will meet on the
issue Jan. 20 in Belle Glade.
Though residents and lead-
ers say they have battled against
the issues presented by the road
for years, the project advanced
greatly following the Palm
Beach County Legislative Dele-
gation Meeting of 2003. Repre-
sentatives of the agricultural
industry, along with city offi-
cials, made their case before
the visiting representatives and
senators in Belle Glade.
According to Mayor Sasser,
Senator Dave Aronberg, who
was present at the meeting,
made it his personal obligation
to.respond to the concerns by
visiting with FDOT officials and
working with them to commit
to the project.
FDOT laid out its plans a few
months after the December leg-
islative delegation meeting.


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According to the city of Belle Glade, money provided through the county should help in
advancing its desire to make repairs to Southwest 6th in downtown Belle Glade.


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Dangerous curves: Communities want road fixed


StafT pnoto/Jose Zaragoza
Leaders of the tri-cities gathered in Belle Glade on Monday to discuss State Road 15
and the progress behind making it into a safer road. Pictured: Pahokee City Commis-
sioner Gary McEntire, Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser, Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson,
Belle Glade Commissioner Don Garrett and Belle Glade Commissioner Sherrie Dulany.

Cities discuss progress on SR 15


CDBG grant to


restore roadwork











Lake Okeechobee voted best freshwater fishing lake
The 2004 Best of Florida Awards Florida Water Management District Consumer Services promise to participation, the lake will remain
featured in Florida Monthly maga- is charged with managing this vital improve the lake's ecology. tHl ',st in the hearts of all those
zine named Lake Okeechobee as water resource. Through long-term restoration who enjoy its ecological, social and
the best freshwater fishing spot in Lake Okeechobee offers recre- commitments requiring everyone's economicvalues.


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Lake Okeechobee was named the best freshwater fishing
spot in the state in the 2004 Best of Florida Awards.


the state.
Over the past ten years, the
magazine has polled readers for
the "best of" everything the Sun-
shine State has to offer. Choices are
given in over 140 categories, from
the Best Main Street to the Best Out-
door CafU to the Best Bike Shop.
Under- the Natural Florida group-
ing, Lake Okeechobee was named
the freshwater fishing spot of
choice by magazine readers. More
than 600,000 votes were cast in the
2004 competition. Best of winners
ranged all the way from Pensacola
to Key West.
Positioned at the center of the
state, the 730-square-mile lake is
often referred to as our region's liq-
uid heart. The lake is a key compo-
nent of South Florida's Kissimmee-
Okeechobee-Everglades
ecosystem and an important
source of water supply. The South


national fishing opportunities for resi-
dents and tourists alike a special
place for catching trophy large-
mouth bass. The lake's reputation
for the quantity and quality of bass it
produces has traveled around the
world as evidenced by daily catches
posted on local brag boards.
While agricultural activities,
development and extremes in
water levels have stressed Lake
Okeechobee in Tecent years, the
water management district contin-
ues to develop strategies and carry
out programs to fix the ecological
problems that plague the lake.
Combined efforts of scientists,
engineers and other environmental
restoration experts working under
a partnership of the South Florida
Water Management District, the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and


Beverage choice can affect weight loss


If you want to lose weight or
just be healthier in 2005, you
may find the little things do
count. Small changes in lifestyle
can reap big rewards.
Watch what you drink and be
aware of the calories in bever-
ages.
If you drink more than four
ounces of fruit juice a day, you
may be consuming more sugar
than you think. Juice is concen-
trated fructose, natural fruit
sugar. While a small glass of
juice in the morning is well
worth the calories when you
consider the vitamins it con-
tains, drinking more than four
ounces of juice a day can con-
tribute to obesity.
Studies have found that chil-
dren who drink juice more than
once a day have a much higher
risk of becoming obese because
they fill up on the fruit sugar and
may not be eating other healthy
foods. One cup of orange juice
has about 100 calories.
A 12-ounce Coca-Cola has
155 calories. Since these calories
come from sugar, they are con-
sidered "empty calories." An
"empty calorie" refers from a
food that provides no positive
nutritional value no vitamins,
no minerals, no protein.
Milk is a good choice with
meals because milk contains
protein and calcium. The pro-
tein in milk helps maintain the
"full" feeling and is digested
slowly, which helps to keep
blood sugar levels steady. Low-
fat milk has about 100 calories in
one cup.
Alcoholic beverages can be
high in calories. A regular 12-
ounce beer has about 170 calo-
ries. A jigger of alcohol (brandy,
bourbon, gin or vodka) has
about 100 calories. A four ounce
glass of wine has about 100
calories.
Coffee and tea are nearly
calorie free alone.
If you start adding milk and
sugar, the calories pile on. A
medium cappuccino has about
110 calories.
Coffee and tea should be lim-
ited because they contain caf-
feine, which 'is a diuretic, and
can lead to dehydration.
Using artificial sweeteners
does not always help the dieter.-
Aspartame has been found to
stimulate the appetite, so diet
drinks don't really help you lose
weight as they just make you
hungrier.
The smart dieter drinks water
- lots of water. Eight glasses a
day is recommended for good
hydration. Water helps you lose
weight by flushing the toxins out
of your system. It also improves
skin tone. Water has no calories.
How many calories are too


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


many? It depends on your
desired weight and activity level.
For those with a moderately
active lifestyle, figure about 12
calories a day per pound to
maintain your desired weight. If
you want to weigh 130 pounds,
that's 1,560 calories a day. Those
who are very active, may need
more calories. Those who are
not very active, need less.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy."

Products recalled
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in coopera-
tion inh the marinulaturer
named below,; has announced
voluntary recalls of the following
consumer products. Consumers
should stop using recalled prod-
ucts immediately unless other-
wise instructed.
Name of product: Cribs
Units: About 7,700
Manufacturer: Orbelle Trade
Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hazard: The Amber model
crib included in this recall -does
not comply with crib safety stan-
dards due to a gap between the
side rail and the crib mattress
support, posing an entrapment
hazard to infants. All other
model cribs included in this
recall do not have proper assem-
bly instructions and diagrams
required for cribs. They are also
missing cautionary and warning
labels as required by federal law.
If the cribs are not assembled
properly they could pose an
entrapment hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: None
reported.
Description: The cribs includ-
ed in this recall are the Daniella,
Leeat, Noa, Naomi, Gabriella,
Amber and Series 300 model
cribs. The cribs are wood and
come in a variety of painted and
stained finishes including natu-
ral, cherry, blonde, or white
wood. Some of the cribs have
built-in storage drawers on the
side of the crib or underneath
the crib. The crib model name
may be printed on the lower part


of the headboard of each crib
and the manufacturer name is
printed on each set of crib warn-
ings when provided.
Sold at: Juvenile furniture
stores in New York and New Jer-
sey from January 2003 through
August 2004 for between $135
and $335.
Manufactured in: Romania
Remedy: If you own the
Amber model crib, contact the
firm to schedule an in-home
repair or request a replacement
crib. For all other model cribs,
contact the firm to receive new
assembly instructions and warn-
ing labels.
Consumer Contact: Orbelle
Trade Inc. at (800) 605-8018
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET
Monday through Friday or visit
the firm's Web site at
www.orbelle.com.

Name of product: Dirt
Devil(r) Sweeper Vac(tm)
Units: About 20,000
Manufacturer: Royal Appli-
ance, of Glenwillow, Ohio.
Hazard: The vacuum's rotor
can lock and overheat during
use causing a smoke and fire


hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: None
reported.
Description: The Dirt Devil
Sweeper Vac(tm) is a battery
operated upright vacuum clean-
er with "Dirt Devil" and "Sweep-
er Vac(tm)" printed on the front.
The recall involves vacuum
cleaners with the Model Number
M083000 with the Plant Code J.
The Model Number and Plant
Code are printed on a silver plate
located on the back of the prod-
uct. Only vacuum cleaners man-
ufactured in Plant Code J are
included in this recall.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide
from November 2003 through
November 2004 for between $30
and $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should
immediately stop using the
product and contact Dirt Devil(r)
to receive a free replacement.
Consumer Contact: Call Dirt
Devil toll-free at (800) 805-9536
anytime or visit Dirt Devil's Web
site at www.dirtdevil.com.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


On a mission from God


prayer service scheduled
PALM BEACH GARDENS Anniversary of the Peace and in the School of Ministr
Local church choirs will join Justice Interfaith Service in Beach Atlantic Univ,
hands in song at 6:30 p.m. Jan. honor of the American civil West Palm Beach. Th
j17, at St. Ignatius Loyola Cathe- rights leader. for this year's celebrate
dral, 9999 North Military Trail, in Call to Conscience: Sta
Palm Beach Gardens, for an The Most Reverend Gerald M.Call to Conscience: Sta
interfaith prayer service honor- Barbarito, Bishop of the Diocese Justice". The music
ing the Reverend Doctor Martin of Palm Beach will preside over accompanied by danc
Luther King, Jr. the prayer service. The main from around' the dic
speaker will be Rev. Terriel Byrd, reception in the Cathe
This event marks the 20th Associate Professor of Religion ter will follow the praye


Healthy
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Name of product: Adams
Trail-a-Bike or Adams Slipstream
Bicycle Attachment
Units: About 80,000
Importer: Norco Products
Ltd., of British Columbia, Cana-
da
Hazard: The hardware used
in the assembly of the universal
hitch may come loose causing
the, unit to separate from the
lead bicycle, which could lead to
a serious injury or death to the
rider of the bicycle attachment.
Incidents/Injuries: Norco
Products has received two
reports of hardware falling out
of the hitch assembly. One
minor injury reported.
Description: The recall
involves the Adams Trail-A-Bike
or Adams Slipstream sold under
the following models: Starter,
Folder, Shifter, Shocker, Ultimate
Tandem, Deluxe Folder, Me 2
and Original. "Trail-A-Bike" or


Rada E Brackin
Rada F. Brackin, 90, of Belle
Glade, died, Dec. 26, 2004.
She was a resident of Belle
Glade since 1939 and a member
of the First Baptist Church for 60
years.
She was an active member in
her Sunday school class and the
Golden Ramblers. She was also a
member of the Belle Glade Gar-
den Club.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Milton and her great,
grandson, Cameron.
,Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Janie Harville (A-),;-her three
grandchildren, Jay Harville (Tere-
sa), Kim Harris (Jeff), and Laine
Davis (Ronald); and five great
grandchildren, Jay Jr., Natalie,
Amanda, Jeffrey, and Kyle.
Funeral services were held
Dec. 29, at First Baptist Church in
Belle Glade with Rev. Gary Folds
officiating. Interment followed at
Port Mayaca Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Glades Funeral Chapel-
Belle Glade.
Maria Dolores
'Rodriguez
Maria Dolores Rodriguez, 86,
of Clewiston, died Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2005. Mrs. Rodriguez has
lived here for 19 years and was a
homemaker. She is survived by
her husband, Edelmiro
Rodriguez, of Clewiston; six
daughters; Aida Luz Santana, Car-
men Garcia, Elizabeth Rodriguez,
all of Clewiston; Emilia Rosario,
of Homestead; Maria Mercedes
Pike, of Crown Point, Ind. and
Rebecca Munoz of Chicago, Ill.;
her brother, Antonio Perez, of
Knoz, Ind.; sister, Candida Perez,
of Aibonito, Puerto Rico; 13
grandchildren and 30 great grand-
children. Services were held Jan.
7, 2005 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel burial followed at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating
clergy was the Reverend Nathan
Ortiz. Akin-Davis Funeral Homes,
Inc. in Clewiston is in charge of
arrangements.
Viola E Owen
Viola F. Owen, age 103, a pio-
neer resident of Clewiston, died at


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home Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005. Born
Nov. 5, 1901, in Meridian, Miss.,
she was raised in Peoria, IL. In
1921, while she was working as a
secretary with the engineering
firm of Elliott and Harman, she
met and married William C.
Owen, Civil Engineer with that
firm. In 1925 he brought her and
their two sons to Clewiston when
Elliott and Harman was hired to
drain and layout the township.
Through the years since then she
has been active in numerous
organizations, many of which she
helped found. Viola was one of
the first presidents of an early
PTA. She was a life member of the
Florida Federation of Garden
Clubs and a founding memberof
the Clewiston Garden Club. Until
recently, she had been an active
member of the Community Pres-
byterian Church and the Women
of the Church, as well as the
Clewiston Library Board. In 1994,
Viola was named Outstanding Cit-
izen of the Year by the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, quite an
honor at age 93.
Her husband, who prede-
ceased her in 1960, was a Vice-
President of U.S. Sugar Corp. and
served as City Commissioner and
Mayor for a number of years. She
was also predeceased by her
daughter, Shirley Ann Bergeron of
Huntsville, Ala. Viola is survived
by her sons, William C. (Anne)
Owen, Jr., Palm Beach Gardens,
and Richard Batchelor Owen,
North Fort Myers, and her son-in-
law, Bryan F. Bergeron,
Huntsville, Ala. She is also sur-
vived by her grandchildren, Susan
Bergeron Sturdivart, Shirley Elaine
Bergeron Wood, Antoinette Own
O'Connor, Claire Owen, as well as
her eight great grandchildren, and
her dedicated caregivers, Kath-
leen Beaver and Judy Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held at
Community Presbyterian Church
at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13,
2005, with the Rev. Angel Ramos
officiating, to be followed by a
Committal Service at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
friends may contribute to Com-
munity Presbyterian Church for
the charity of their choice in
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Florida Bright Futures Academic
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ing class. This award was attrib-
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one of 67 high school graduates in
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Stefanie Marie Smith a graduate
of Moore Haven High School and
daughter of Jim and Carol Smith of
Lakeport graduated cum laude
from the University of Florida's Col-
lege of Agriculture and Life Science
Dec. 18. Stefanie majored in Food
and Resource Economics, special-
ized in agribusiness management
and minored in Agriculture Exten-
sion Education. She has accepted a
full-time position as the 4-H Exten-
sion Agent in Baker County Florida.
Stefanie plans to continue her edu-
cation while working and earn a
masters degree.


Murrell Franklin
Skinner
Murrell Franklin Skinner, age 51,
died Jan. 5, 2005, in Bear Beach,
Fla. She was preceded in death by
her parents Farney Franklin Sr. and
Annie Lee Peteman; husband, Col-
bert Seymour Skinner, St. Michael,
Barbados. Mrs.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Gatorama opens i


By Tracy Whirls
It began as a tourist attraction in
1957, and owned by the family of
Patty and Alan Register since 1986,
Gatorama is one of South Florida's
oldest tourist attractions.
On Dec. 6, Gatorama, on U.S.
27 four miles south of Palmdale,
opened its newest exhibit, a breed-
i: g pair of Florida panthers housed
i the park's first natural exhibit.
Housed in a 2,500-square foot
fenced natural enclosure, featur-
:ing trees and platforms surround-
ed by a 25-foot fence, Cherokee,
an eight-year-old Florida panthe-
and her mate Mickey, a six-yeai-
old male, delight visitors to the
'ark.
"They're just more exciting,"
said zookeeper Roy Dyer, who
with the Registers' son Ben cares
for the big cats and other mam-
mals at the park. "When you
watch these guys play, the speeds
they get up to, watch the heights
they can jump, it's exciting."
The new panther exhibit was
scheduled to open before Labor
Day. Then Hurricane Charley
struck in August, followed by
Jeanne and Frances in September,
and the park lost part of the bridge
across the alligator/crocodile habi-
tat, most of the park-owned bill-
boards, as well as the roofing on
their commercial alligator farming
facilities.
The panthers were formerly
owned by Cat Britt, who needed a
location for the big cats after clos-
ing Cat's Outback and leaving
Posey's Alligator Farm. According
to Patti Register, Gatorama had
featured a panther before, housed
in a singular exhibit, like most of
the animals at the park. The
arrangement gave the Registers
the chance to open their first more
natural enclosure, as well as allow-
ing them to do away with a snack
bar. Ms. Britt now operates a con-
cession adjacent to Gatorama on
U.S. 27 allowing her to attract
more truck traffic to her snack bar.
With the popularity of the cat


Siat pho,:',Tracy Whirls
Gatorama zookeeper Roy Dyer feeds Cherokee, an eight-
year-old Florida panther at Gatorama, one of the newest
exhibits at what is known as one of the oldest active tourist
attractions in Florida.


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Allen and Patti Register, owners of Gatorama in Palmdale,
display some of the newspapers from around the state and
around the nation tourists have brought with them when vis-
iting the park, since the Associated Press featured the park
in a story in July.
enclosure, the Registers are con- mammal exhibits into more natu-
sidering relocating the rest of their ral settings. In addition to the


Festival season begins arov


By Tracy Whirls
With the holiday season over,
the area around Lake Okee-
chobee and south central Florida
is gearing up for the next wave of
festivities as festival season kicks'
off in January.
;,ito:,.: ir t,: e area.can sample
deiali:._- it.e Lake Okeechobee
',.:l1 ..,roichr "swamp cabbage,"
or sour orange pie, watch syrup
being made the old-fashioned
way in a turn of the century cane
grinder,, learn about birds native
to the area, celebrate Native
Anerican history, purchase
homemade crafts and enjoy the
thrills of real rodeo-all in the
course of four months between
January and April, with a festival
planned virtually every weekend.
Visitors and newcomers to the
area can meet folks, learn much
of the lake's history and a lot
about geography by making plans
now to attend any or all of the fes-
tivals beginning Jan. 15 with the
Honey Festival in Muse and end-
ing in May with the Brown Sugar
Festival in Harlem. For those
who've been here longer, check
out the festivals in a neighboring
town.
Honey Festival,
Jan. 15
The Lake Okeechobee area
festival season kicks off Saturday, -
Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
with the annual Honey Festival in
Muse. Organized originally as a
barbecue to benefit the Muse Vol-
unteer Fire Department, the annu-
al event has grown each year
since its inception and features
live entertainment, an auction of
handcrafted as well as "store
bought" items, vendor booths,


and the famous barbecue beef
and/or pork dinners with all the
trimmings.
And what would a honey festi-
val "bee" without homegrown
honey? A booth, courtesy of the
Curtis Johnson Honey Store in
LaBelle, will feature honeycomb-
style candles, cin-namon and
spiced honey butters and free,
samples.

Catfish Festival
Buckhead Ridge
Food, crafts and entertainment
abound during the annual Buck-
head Ridge Catfish Festival Satur-
day, Jan. 22 at the Buckhead
Ridge Community Center and Vol-
unteer Fire Department complex.
Visitors can enjoy a luncheon fea-
turing fried catfish from Lake
Okeechobee, clogging and live
music, crafts exhibits and much
more.


Big 0 Birding
Festival
Visitors to Moore Haven and
Clewiston can see birds, tour a
crafts exhibit at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven or attend
birding lectures when the annual
Big 0 Birding Festival comes to
Moore Haven Friday, Jan. 28
through Sunday, Jan. 30. Tours to
view wildlife are scheduled at
Fisheating Creek, sponsored by
Joyner Development, plus the Sug-
arland Barn Owl Tour, sponsored by
the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce. In addition, there is an air-
boat tout and a swamp buggy tour,
sponsored by Chappy's in Lakeport.
At the Doyle Connor Building in
Moore Haven, there will be lectures,
including talks on regional birds, by
Dr. Paul Gray of the Florida
Audubon Society, a butterfly lecture,
by Alana Edwards, FAU Center for
Environmental Studies and a pres-
entation on cranes by Marty Folk as


)anther exhibit to visitors


omnipresent alligators and croco-
diles, and the new panthers,
Gatorama is home to monkeys,
bobcats, raccoons, a variety of
birds, turtles and tortoises.
"Most of our exhibits are like the
50's and 60's-National Geograph-
ic writer Boyd Madison described
the turquoise tiles. What draws
people here is that retro feel that
Gatorama has," Mrs. Register said.
In keeping with the nostalgia,
the Registers are planning a cam-
paign aimed at encouraging for-
mer visitors to the park to bring in
vintage photos of the park in the
old days, to be scanned and com-
piled in an onsite museum-type
exhibit. Proceeds from those visits
will benefit local historic preserva-
tion efforts.
Although Mr. Register admitted
that the panthers are more specta-
tor friendly than the alligators and
crocodiles, which he said, "don't
move as much unless coerced,"
alligators and crocodiles remain
the star attractions at Gatorama.
The daily feeding shows are at
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday -
Saturday and the 4:30 p.m. Sunday
showing continues to attract
crowds, particularly since the
Associated Press featured the park
in a story in July.
Since then, more than 200 visi-
tors a day are visiting the park,
many bringing copies of the Alber-
ta, Canada, Seattle, Washington, or
Tampa newspapers where they
read about the park. A new attrac-
tion gives visitors the opportunity
to "Be a Trainer," allowing them to
have a photo taken as they feed
one of the big alligators or croco-
diles who team around the board-
walk. /
When her father bought
Gatorama in 1986, the tourist
attraction had pretty much closed
down, Patty Register said.
"My dad was born and raised in
Lakeport. When he retired from
the army, he was looking for
something to do, and he heard
about this," Mrs. Register said.


md Big 0
well as a photography workshop by
photographer, Ranier Mungia.
Or, browse the many vendor
exhibits on display, featuring the
craftwork of lake area artists and
artisans.
More information on the festi-
vals coming up in February will be
published as it becomes available.
For more information, phone the
Glai,_,,s County Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 946-0440 or the
Glades County Economic Develop-
ment Council at (863) 946-0330.


Armed with the same experi-
ence everyone in this area has,
thinking they know about alliga-
tors, he bought the 15-acre park.
Shortly thereafter it became legal to
farm alligators and he began build-
ing the existing commercial facility.
Home to approximately 1,000


alligators, including those on dis-
play and breeding stock, Gatora-
ma supplies alligator meat to
stores around the country. The
farm also sells between 800-1,000
skins a year and markets its own
Everglades Leather Classics prod-
ucts.


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Former Clewiston doctor charged with sexual battery


The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement, Clewiston
Police Department, Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
and the Broward County State
Attorney's Office announce the
arrest of a former Clewiston
doctor accused of kidnapping
and sexual battery.


FDLE Special Agent Scott Gib-
son and investigators with the
Louisiana State Penitentiary
arrested Dr. Daniel Phillip Mcln-
tire Jr., 48, currently residing in
Ruston, La., Tuesday at approxi-
mately 2:50 p.m. at the
Louisiana State Penitentiary in
Angola when he showed up for


a job interview for the position
of prison physician.
Mclntire is charged with one
count of kidnapping and 11
counts of sexual battery victim
helpless/incapacitated.
FDLE began investigating the
allegations against McIntire at
the request of the Clewiston


Police Department in August
2003. McIntire was practicing
medicine in Clewiston when
police received information that
the doctor allegedly drugged
and sexually battered at least
two female victims.
Shortly after the investigation
began McIntire left his practice


Henderson gets accused of murder


By Patty Brant
LABELLE Just one day after
the capture of escaped inmate
19-year-old James Robert Hen-
derson the Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office added first-degree
murder, armed burglary and
grand theft auto to his escape
charge.
At a press conference Jan. 6,
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said authori-
ties are now officially linking
Henderson to the murder of well-
known LaBelle businessman
Danny Woosley. Henderson
escaped from a work detail on
the Hendry County Jail grounds
on Thursday, Dec. 30. Mr.
Woosley was found dead at his
residence within just a few hours.
Sheriff Lee said they believe
Henderson shed his black and
white striped trustee uniform and
walked to the Woosley residence
on SR 29S. There, officials allege
he broke into the arms safety
room, in which Mr. Woosley kept
an array of guns and knives he
collected.
Law enforcement officials the-
orize that Mr. Woosley arrived
home unexpectedly and sur-
prised Henderson. Sheriff Lee
said the intruder fired four or five
times. They believe they have
recovered the murder weapon.
Henderson is being kept alone
in a cell at the Hendry County Jail.
Sheriff Lee said he will ask a.sepa-
rate agency to investigate how
Henderson could have escaped.
Since 1911, Jennings Hard-
ware has been owned and oper-,
ated by the family, and at the
same location on 'Bridge Street.
The store is a place many resi-
dents would stop in early every
morning for coffee and the take
in the local gossip.
The victim's brother, Larry


Photo/Chops Hancock
Sheriff Ronnie Lee, left, and Investigator Mike Stevens escort
a handcuffed James Robert Henderson after his interrogation.


Woosley, has acted as spokesper-
son for the family. He said the
family is glad that Henderson has
been caught and is off the street.
"It makes it easier," he said,
adding that he could not speak
for the entire family on this point,
but for himself, he wants his
brother's killer punished to the


fullest.
Larry said the public response
to the tragedy has been over-
whelming '"the sympathy, sup-
port, love and prayers have been
"overwhelmingly wonderful," he
said.
He added that the family
knows that Danny tried to help


Wanted Fugitives


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beachl
County Inc. is asking citizens to
help locate Elais Salazar-Salgado,
19, and Igancio Salazar-Salgado
aka "Nacho", 25.
The two mean are wanted for
questioning in regard to a Homi-
cide of Jorge Aguilar-Peralta that
occurred Dec. 31, 2004 in unincor-
porated Lantana, Florida.
There are outstanding arrest
warrants for Igancio Salazar-Salga-
do and Enrique Salgado for Felony
Drug Trafficking. Elais Salazar-Sal-


gado was the last person seen with
the victim minutes before .lie was
killed.
Anyone with information on the
whereabouts of these men or any-
one involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous and
still receive a cash reward of up to
$1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.
You can also visit the Crime Stop-
pers Web site at www.crimestop-
perspbc.com.


Elais
Salazar-
Salgado


Igancio
Salazar-
Salgado aka
"Nacho".


Arrest Report


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone who is listed here and
who has the charges against them
dropped or is found not guilty, is
welcome to inform the newspa-
per. We:will confirm the informa-
tion and print it. Information for
this column was provided by the
Belle Glade Police Department.
Belle Glade Police Department
Dec. 30, Chesterfield Small, 38,
was charged with possession of
marijuana under 20 grams.
Dec. 31, a juvenile, 16, was
charged with robbery.
Jan. 1, James Be. Green, 37,
was charged with discharging a
firearm in public.
Jan. 1, Marque Rashaud
Vereen, 21, was charged with


aggravated assault.
Jan. 1, Andre Demitrius Fuller,
24, was charged with aggravated
assault.
Jan. 1, Jorge Antonio Lopez,
37, was charged with possession


of marijuana under 20 grams.
Jan. 1, Antonio E. Arebalo, 30,
was charged with possession of
cocaine.
Jan. 2, Leon Freeman, 18, was
charged with sexual battery.


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in Clewiston and moved to the
Palatka, Fla. area where he prac-
ticed medicine in Hawthorne.
McIntire fled Florida after a
search warrant was served at his
residence in Palatka. Police have
recovered video evidence docu-
menting the alleged attacks.
The FBI was contacted when
it was learned by investigators
that Mclntire left the state. The
FBI obtained a warrant for
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prose-
cution (UFAP) and joined in the
search for Mclntire.


McIntire is being held in the
West Feliciana Parish jail in Saint
Francis, La. awaiting extradition
back to Florida and has waived
extradition as of Jan. 10. Mcln-
tire is expected to be transported
to the Broward County jail to
face charges of kidnapping and
sexual battery.
The investigation is on going
and special agents are asking
anyone who might have infor-
mation regarding this case to
contact FDLE Special Agent
Scott Gibson at (800) 226-2028.


Henderson, who once stayed at
the SR 29 home. Their only com-
fort, he said, is "knowing Danny
was truly a Christian. There is no
doubt in our minds he's in heav-
en."
"It's a nightmare, just working
through it," he said, adding that
the family will continue to get
through this terrible time
because it is a "strong, close, lov-
ing family" and they "keep each
other going."
At a press conference Jan. 5,
Sheriff Lee had high praise for
officers who worked "around the
clock" on the murder and escape
investigations.
State Attorney Steve Russell
has asked Gov. Jeb Bush to assign
another State Attorney to handle
the Henderson case, fearing the
appearance of any impropriety
since Henderson's mother is an
employee of the State Attorney's
Office.
Henderson had been serving
concurrent sentences on two
counts of grand theft auto when
he escaped. He was sentenced to
364 days, with a total of 124 days
of credit for time served and only
had about four months left on his
sentence when he escaped.
In July 2003, Henderson had
been sentenced to two years state
probation for stealing a .39 spe-
cial Smith & Wesson handgun
from the Woosley residence,
where he had stayed for several
months. At that time he was
ordered to have no contact with
Mr. Woosley or his residence at
1650 SR 29S; was ordered to have
a substance abuse evaluation and
to complete the recommended
treatment; was ordered to give
his best effort at earning a GED;
and was ordered not to possess
any firearm.
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Epiphany-The manifestation,

and what Christmas means


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, PH.D+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston News
The season that follows Christ-
mas in many traditions is called
"Epiphany". The word, like many
Biblical words, is from Greek and
means "manifestation." It has to do
with the coming of the Wise Men to
worship when Jesus was born. The
manifestation of God's presence in
the world to these non-believers,
foreign, alien strangers is marked as
Jesus' revelation to all people-peri-
od! From this beginning, those who
were welcomed were from outside
of the expected world of the Old
Testament faithful. They brought
gifts and they saw through the
deception of a tyrant ruler; refusing
to reveal the location of the infant
Jesus to a jealous king Herod who
wanted to kill Him (Matthew 2:1-
12). It seems that Jesus, from the
beginning, did not have an easy life;
people wanted to kill Him from the
time He was born. It is through this
tragic and humble beginning,
though, that there comes a revela-
tion that the door is open to us all. I
have read the history of Christianity
from the Gospels and Book of Acts
to today, and find it is a history of
making opportunities and possibili-
ties a reality. God has indeed mani-
fested Himself in all corners of the
earth and His epiphany has brought
with it a message of salvation, the
message that was brought at Christ-
mas. That message given by the
angel to the shepherds was
"behold, I bring you good news of a
great joy which will come to all the
people...(Luke 2:10). From the
beginning, itwas "good news for all
the people." The God who would
come into our world would be for
all people, at all times, in all places
and under all conditions. Christmas
was the event; the Epiphany is what
the event means to us. John writes
in his gospel about this manifesta-
tion and what people need to do;


"He came to His own home and
His people received Him not. But to
all who received Him, who
believed on His name, he gave
power to become the children of
God (John 1:11-12)." Another dis-
appointment, another manifesta-
tion; not received by His own peo-
ple certainly must have been a
blow. One expects "our own kind"
to understand, to support, to help,
to be there; but it wasn't so for the
Lord. At the same time, he opened
the doors, the floodgates really, to
all of humanity; and those least,
expected received Him. In turn, by
this manifestation to the "gentiles"
you and I are heirs today of God's
promises. It is in our giving gifts that
we mirror tat great gift; God mani-
festing Himself to you and I. Gifts
are something to be freely offered
and without any thought of return,
something to represent an act of
love, something to express a very
special feeling toward the receiver,
something that is a part of us now
shared. There are traditions, which
celebrate the Three Kings and save
their exchanging of gifts for this
time of manifestation (they may
save a bundle of money by cashing
in on after-Christmas sales, that
could be a gift too!) Right now, this
turns out to be a time of war in the
world, a time of economic difficul-
ties, a time of thousands of deaths
in the orient, a time of worry. The
meaning of the manifestation of
God's message to us is that we
might have hope in the midst of
even the most comfort, nor did He
give them to only a select few. The
message, the manifestation at
Epiphany is that we are His and He
is ours; that in spite of everything,
no matter what-God is there. Wise
men saw Him and were moved;
wise men still can see Him, and if
they do, they will be moved by Him
too. Each of us can have our
Epiphany in our own way and own
time.


Doc Savy's Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy. My
new puppy Zara is hooked on
chewing sugar cane! She was actu-
ally eating the stalk. Is that bad for
her? And is the sugar bad for her
teeth? Great meeting you the other
day George in Belle Glade.
Answer: Well hey there George.
It was fun meeting you too! Okay,
here's the scoop! Sugar cane can
be a wonderful natural chew toy.
However, I am concerned about
digestion of the stalk! If your pup
eats the whole darn thing it may
cause a very upset tummy, with
possible vomiting and diarrhea!
Now as far as the sugar thing and.
tooth decay, well, try not to give it to
her too much and make sure she
gets an annual dental cleaning.
Then I am sure all will be fine.
Happy NewYear! Doc Savvy.

Question: Dear Doc Savvy. My
big dog Buck lives outside. When is
it considered too cold to leave him
out overnight? Thanks Doc, love
your radio show Brandon in
Okeechobee.
Answer: Hey Brandon. So glad
you tune in! OK, now this is a very
important question. If the overnight
temperatures are going below 45
degrees, I recommend keeping
your dog inside. Just like we Floridi-


ans, our dogs have very thin blood
too. If you keep your dogs outside
always provide shelter, food, water
and barriers from the elements.
Hope that helps Brandon. Take
good care, Doc Savvy.

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Opening our treasures before God


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Many of us gathered in our
churches on Christmas Eve and
heard the story of the baby born
in the manger,.
a savior. We lit
candles and
sang carols
and we went
home with joy-
ous hearts cel-
ebrating the K
great and glori-
ous good news
that God had Pastor John
come into our Hiicks
midst.
Then came
an earthquake half a world away
and the devastation of the ensu-
ing Tsunami.,We see the pictures
and hear the growing death toll
daily. Each day we unite our voic-
es in prayers and open our hearts
and wallets and try in some small
way to make a difference, to
make good on the promise of
God proclaimed on Christmas
Eve, "Fear not! For today is born to
you a Savior who is Christ the
Lord."
It's a hard world. The second
chapter of Matthew reminds us


that Christmas comes in the-midst
of a hard world. Herod, wanting
no competition from a prophe-
sied messiah, proclaims the very
opposite of the angel's greeting,
saying "Be afraid! Be very afraid!"
The wise men, being wise, open
their treasures before the infant
and wisely return home by anoth-
er way.
But legend tells of a fourth
wise man, Artaban. Artaban was
a Magi who planned to join the
other three wise men to search
for the newborn king of the Jews.
He brought with him three gems:
A sapphire, a ruby and a pearl to
go with the gifts of gold, frankin-
cense and myrrh.
But Artaban fails to meet up
with the three wise men because
he meets a man along the way
who was sick and dying. Artaban
ministered to the man and
restored him to life, but doing so
caused Artaban to miss the cara-
van. So, Artaban starts out on his
own to search for the Newborn
King. He uses the sapphire to out-
fit a small caravan to help him get
across the desert. He arrives in
Jerusalem after Joseph and family
had left, but during Herod's
"slaughter of the innocents."


Community Profile: Robert Wheelihan


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Name: You want my full
name? You're not going to put my
middle name on there? It's Robert
York Wheelihan.
Birthplace: Lake Worth. Born
and raised in Lake Worth. After
graduating high school, I did a
few things, I was involved in the
fire department on the coast. That
was a time when they had too few
jobs and too many people apply-
ing.
Being a volunteer there, one of
the parademics there was teach-
ing an.EMT course that he was
teaching out of Clewiston. With
him being an instructor, you
know, I thought that was a good
thing to do.
We went one night and there
weren't enough people to have
the class so, the class got can-
celed. On the way home, we'
stopped by the hospital, because
he was a paramedic out there, he
worked out here when he wasn't
on duty over there.
One thing led to another and I
started working for the ambu-
lance service. Through the ambu-
lance service, I met some of the
officers here and just talking with
them, I got interested in getting
involved with the police. That was
in '85. I1 started here in December
of 1985. I've been heresince.
What is your job: I do multiple
things: I'm in charge of the detec-
tive division again, I've been in
and out of that, but I'm back in it
now. I'm a lieutenant, I came up
through the ranks. I started as a
patrolman, then went into K-9. I
worked in the K-9 division for six-
and-a-half years. Went to detec-
tive division for a couple of years,
sergeant for a few years and I've
been lieutenant for about three
years now. I do internal investiga-
tions. (Hopefully not many here?)
Hmmm. No. But, you know,
every now and then. Administra-
tive duties, whatever the chief
needs us to do.
Why do you do what you do:
It's an interesting job, probably.
You never know what's going to
happen in the day, what I'm going
to have to deal with. You know, a
lot of it you don't want to see and
you don't want to deal with it, but
you have to. And the worst thing
is anything involving children.
That's the hardest thing to deal
with. Children, the death of a
child, or anything like t hat's
the hardest thing to deal with. Let
alone anyone dying, period.
That's the hardest thing to deal
with.
But you have a job you got to
do and you got to keep going. I
guess it's just the unknown of the
job: what's going to happen that


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Robert Wheelihan.
day, I guess that keeps me going.
Plus I can't afford to quit. (Ever
thought of quitting?) No. Nothing
job-related, other than just want-
ing to not work. That's every-
body's dream, you know. I have
six years before I can walk out the
door and start getting a paycheck
every month.
What scares you: What scares
me? The unknown. You can't
treat every situation the same.
You never know what's going to
happen. You don't know how
somebody's going to react.
(Ever felt fear on the job?) I've
been scared of course. Having a
gun stuck in your face is scary.
It was in the afternoon, we
were after an individual. It was
when I was in K-9 and I Was
called out to Okeechobee Center.
It was about a gentleman that
was suspected of kidnapping a
local citizen. He had gone up into
the attic. I tried to talk him down. I
remember, because I had my dog
in one hand, and a flashlight in
the other looking at him. I was
telling him to come down, trying
to get him to come down. I tried
to tell him, "Hey, if you don't
come down, I'm going to have to
put the dog up there." He said he
wasn't coming down. I said,
"Come on, man, come down
before I put the dog up there." He
said, "I'm not coming down."
He was kind of sitting there
with his knees kind of up, you
know, so you could see it looked
like he just had his hands full. All
he did was roll his hand over and
he ad a .38, a chrome .38. Pointed
it right at me. He said, "I'm not
coming down," and rolled it over.
(What did you do?) I ran. I
took cover. And that's the first
thing you think of, is safety, when-
ever a gun's pointed at you. It's
not like in the movies. It's
nowhere near like in the movies.
It's not John Wayne here, I'm
going to shoot 'em up, shoot 'em
up. You have a job to do, you have


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Enjoying Hand Park
On Monday, Jan. 10, thanks to the progress of the reno-
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Glade, children played basketball on the courts and
enjoyed a night of athletic activity.


to protect yourself. And the first
thing to do is, if you can't protect
yourself, then you can't complete
your job.
He eventually committed sui-
cide the next afternoon or morn-
ing. Our first responsibility is to go
home after a shift, that's number
one. I have two sons.
What is your favorite.song: I
listen to all types of music. I don't
have really a specific. I like
Boston. Boston's always been
one of my favorite groups. "Don't
Look Back." It's just a good song.
Oh, you want me to say some-
thing like, you know, "Don't look
back at the bad things that've hap-
pened, look at the good that's to
come?" I don't know what the
message is in the song. I listen to
the music, believe it or not. I've
always been into the rhythm stuff,
you know, anything with a good
rhythm in it and has good melody
and stuff like that, whatever you
want to call it. But that's one of
my favorite songs of all time.
That's one I always used to listen
to.
What irks you:' Nothing.
Because I control myself, I hold
everything in. I mean I get mad, of
course I get mad, I mean that's
just normal. Having to deal with
the death of a child, yeah, that's
upsetting. You don't want to do
that. You don't want nothing to do
with it. There ate times when, if
people had just done things differ-
ent, it would have made a differ-
ence. But, yeah, I don't go crazy. I
don't go Schizo. When I get mad,
I hold it in. I don't think I have any
complaints of abuse, never, in
nineteen years. If you look at my
file, I don't thinkyou'd find any.
What is the memory you hold
dearest to you: Losing my father
was the hardest thing. He was a
family man. Always home. You
never had to worry about where
he was, he was always home.. You
know, when he wasn't working.
He worked eight to five, and at
five-thirty he was going to be
home, you knew that.
What do you remember most
about him? How big he was. He
was about my height, but he was
bigger. My dad, he wasn't the
affectionate type, really, but you


knew that he loved you. You did-
n't have to worry about that. He.
did everything in the world for us.
I had a brother and we were mid-
dle-class.
He hid it from us [his health].
He planned a vacation, and it was
a seventeen-day, seventeen-days,
seventeen states. I should have
known that something was up.
He died from complications from
a disease called TTP, which does
something to the red-blood cells.
He had made plans for a family
trip and that consisted of about 10
people. Myself, my boy, my broth-
er and his family. My mother, and,
so on.
We took off, we drove straight
through Mount Rushmore, it was
like a three-day trip in a motor
home, a 34-foot motor home.
That's when he really started get-
ting sick. You could tell there was
a problem. He tried to brush it off,
saying he had an inner-ear infec-
tion and things like that. But it was
more.
- We were up Mount Rushmore,
down through Wyoming, Utah,
all the states down there. Back to
Nevada, into Texas and back to
Louisiana, staying in Vegas a cou-
ple of nights, New Orleans a cou-
ple of nights.
But in Wyoming one morning,
he got up and got real sick, so we
put him in the hospital. He made
us continue the trip. He would not
let us stop. Of course, my mom
stayed a couple of days and he
eventually made her go too. He
made us continue, that's what he
wanted. We had to leave him, that
was hard.
He met us ,in New Orleans. I
don't know how he did it. He
ended up getting real early in the
morning and leaving for home
because he was getting back, get-
ting sick again. We had to haul
butt home.
We drove straight through
New Orleans to home and then
put him in the hospital the next
day or two. He stayed in there
until October.
He died five days before my
birthday.
That sucked.
He wanted to keep a secret so
we would enjoy the trip.


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OPINION


He sacrifices his ruby to a sol-
dier to protect a small child from
being slaughtered. Artaban con-
tinues his search, which ends up
lasting a lifetime. Along the way,
Artaban found many in need and
used his resources to help them.
His last gift, the pearl, which he
had held back for years, was final-
ly given to prevent a young
Jerusalem woman from being
taken into slavery on a day the
whole city was alive with talk of a
crucifixion.
Moments later, the earth
quaked and the sky darkened. A
heavy tile fell and struck Artaban a
fatal blow. With his head on the
lap of the young girl he had just
ransomed, Artaban started whis-
pering, "not so, my Lord, for
when did I see you hungry, or
thirsty and gave you drink? When
did I see a stranger and take you
in? For 33 years I have looked for
you and searched for you, and
never I saw your face."
And the voice that had
prompted all the words became
more clear and strong as Artaban
breathed his last, "as often as you
did it to one of these, my brethren,
you did it to me."
The three wise men found the


king on that night when they
opened their treasures before the
baby Jesus. But Artaban also
found the king, for there are many
places where Christ is found in
lives that need love. Some of the
most beautiful words we can hear
are, "whenever you did it to them,
you did it to me."
We are called to care for the
lost and lonely and broken of this
world. We are called to feed the
hungry, bandage the wounded,
warm the cold, and to weep with
those who weep. We are called to
follow in the footsteps of the
saints who served God by serving
the children of God along the way,
wherever need was found. We
are called to open our treasures to
the Christ, not just in the joyous
season of His birth, but also in the
seasons of sorrow and suffering.
Perhaps especially then.
2005 will bring many opportu-
nities for us to open our treasures
before our God. May we live and--
love not with harsh judgments
and closed fists, but with caring
hearts and open hands that over-
flow with hope and help. Let us
open our treasures by offering our
lives anew as we seek the Christ
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SBA exti
ORLANDO The U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA)
announced that the deadlines to
file low-interest disaster loan
applications for physical damages
as a result of Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne have
been extended until Feb. 28.
"Extending the deadlines will
allow those who have not yet
completed their application to
have additional time to apply for
assistance," said SBA Area Direc-
tor Michael C. Allen.
SBA encourages everyone
who receives a SBA application in
the state of Florida to complete
and return it as soon as possible,
regardless of the status of their
FEMA or insurance claims.
"Additionally, SBA may refer
individuals for whom a loan is not
appropriate to the Other Needs
Assistance grant program, but
without a completed application,
we can't make that referral. That


ends application
could mean some people may be erwise uncompensated losses.
turning their back on additional SBA low-interest disaster loans
assistance that may be available, are available to qualified renters,
including grants," Allen added. homeowners, landlords, business-
Funds from SBA disaster loans es owners, and non-profit organi-
may be used to cover the amount zations that suffered damage or
of the deductible for storm victims loss due to the disaster. Interest
who have insurance and may rates can be as low as 3.187 per-
cover some or all of the uninsured cent for homeowners and renters
losses for storm victims who do and 2.9 percent for businesses.
not have insurance. Disaster vic- Loan terms on all loans can be as
tims with insurance should not long as 30 years. Actual loan
wait for their insurance settlement amounts and terms are set by the
before applying to the SBA. SBA and are based on each appli-
If they do not know how much cant's financial condition.
of their loss will be covered by The SBA also has mitigation
insurance or other sources, the funds available to many of the dis-
SBA will consider making a loan aster victims who have already
for the full amount of the loss, up been approved for a low-interest
to our loan limits, providing that disaster loan. The SBA mitigation
the borrower agrees that insur- funds are designed to"help bor-
ance proceeds will be used to rowers fund protective measures
reduce the amount of the SBA to prevent damages from recur-
loan. By this method, the disaster ring in future disasters of the same
victim's final loan balance will kind. To help fund protective
represent only uninsured or oth- measures, borrowers may


deadlines for more relief


Healthy Kids 30-day open enrollment underway


TALLAHASSEE Families
who carinot afford conventional
health insurance for their children
can apply for affordable health
coverage through the Florida
Healthy Kids program.
Applications have been avail-
able since Jan. 1. Completed
applications will be accepted dur-
ing the Jan. 1-30 open enrollment
period only. Under new guide-
lines just approved by Governor
Jeb Bush and the Legislature,
families need only supply one
document verifying their income.
Uninsured children 18 years of
age and under who do not qualify
for Medicaid are eligible for the


program.
"The new guidelines approved
by the Legislature during the spe-
cial session came at a great time
for working families who can't
afford private health insurance for
their children," said Rose Naff,
executive director of Florida
Healthy Kids. "These families will
be able to start the New Year off
right and we are going to do
everything we can to help them
enroll, but they can't wait until the
last minute. The time to act is
now."
The KidCare open enrollment
period is a joint effort between
Florida Healthy Kids, the Depart-


ment of Heath (DOH), the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
(DCF), and the Agency for Health-
care Administration (AHCA).
During the 30-day open enroll-
ment period, parents must com-
plete a one-page application
form, attach a copy of their most
recent federal income tax return
and send it to Healthy Kids before
Jan. 30. If the parent is unable to
provide a tax return, they may
send wage and earnings state-
ments or pay stubs. Applications
will not be accepted after Jan. 30.
Healthy Kids coverage begins
when eligibility is determined and
the full premium is received. The


premium is based on household
size and monthly income. Most
families pay $15 or $20 per family
per month, however, some fami-
lies may pay more.

Applications for.open enroll-
ment will be available at DCF
service centers, most hospitals
and some doctor's offices now.
For more information log on to
the Healthy Kids Web site at
www.healthykids.org or down-
load the application at
www.healthlykids.org/applica-
tion/ or call (888) 540-KIDS, (888)
540-5437. Applications will be
accepted now through Jan. 30.


Woman's Club Fashion Show funds scholarship


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Woman's Club president June Morningstar models a more
"dressy" dress from Loie's as past president Julie Wigton
observes the proceedings at the Fashion Show Saturday at
the American Legion.


By Tracy Whirls ,
MOORE HAVEN The
Glades County Woman's Club's
annual fashion show and lunch-
eon, held Saturday, Jan. 8 at the
American Legion Post in Moore
Haven drew ladies from around
Glades County and Clewiston to
view fashions, courtesy of Loie's
of Lake Placid to compete for
door prizes and enjoy lunch.
The annual fashion show is
the club's principal fundraiser
for its scholarship program,
which each year helps send a
Moore Haven High School grad-
uating senior to, college
All the'food for the luncheon
was donated by club members,
while businesses including' B. &
B. Grocery, Joey's Pizza, Gimme
A Scoop, The Tater Toter,
Sonny's B.B.Q. in Clewiston and
Chili's in Sebring donated gift
certificates. Club president June
Morningstar donated a Crochet
Afghan, as the prize in a drawing
and other members donated
items to be awarded as door
prizes.
Fashions for this year's show
were provided by Loie's, a bou-
tique featuring casual to dressy
ladies apparel and accessories,
at 311 E. Interlake in Lake Placid.
Owned and operated by Lois
Redline, the boutique features
good quality clothing from Color
Me Cotton, Picadilly, Tribal
Sportswear and other designers.
Established nearly six years
ago with $250 worth of mer-
chandise, Ms. Redline said the
key to her success is personal
service and word-of-mouth
advertising.
"We take care of every cus-
tomrer. We wait on them. If it's
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color, if it's not the right hem-
line, I'll tell them so. I'd rather
they leave without buying some-
thing then come back, rather
than leave with something that's
the wrong color or the wrong
fit," Ms. Redline said, adding that
often other women ask her
clients where they purchased
their clothing and are referred to
her. "I don't lie to my customers,
we're never rude and we never
say we're closing in five min-
utes."
Because of the personal serv-
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at her store, coming in to build a
wardrobe for a trip or the season
with items that can be mixed
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chases.
"I only buy five of each size,
because it's such a small area,
so that they're not going to run
into someone wearing the same
thing. They like that, too," Ms.
Redline said.
With shipments coming in
daily, in sizes extra small to extra
large, with an array of shoes,
jewelry and other accessories,
some customers visit weekly to
view the changing fashions and
enjoy the boutique's ambience.


SGet HomeFi


request an increase of up to 20
percent of their approved physical
loan amount to help pay for their
mitigation measures.
The SBA said it is important for
people to file and not to confuse
the name of Small Business
Administration. The SBA is the
primary agency for disaster relief
to homeowners, renters, and
business owners. Up to $200,000
is available for homeowners,
$40,000 for renters, and up to $1.5
million for business owners. Cur-
rently, the SBA has opened a Dis-
aster Recover Center in Belle
Glade, with offices in the Belle
Glade City Hall from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
FEMA representatives are also
on site. Applicants are reminded
that you cannot apply for grants
through the SBA, only loans. If it is
determined that the disaster has
left you financially burdened, then
the applications may be turned
over to FEMA for grant assistance.


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In our back yard: Kissimmee. Prairie Preserve State Park


By MaryAnn Morris
Close by in the northwestern
part of Okeechobee County lies
the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
State Park 54,000 acres of
prairie, scrub woods and sloughs
bordered on the west by the
Kissimmee River.
Cattle have fattened on the
prairie grasses of south central
Florida since the Seminoles first
rounded up the descendents of
cattle left by Spanish explorers.
For a while, some of the land was
home to grazing cattle except for
a period when the area was used
by the armed forces as a bomb-
ing range.
In 1995, a joint effort by the
Nature Conservancy, the Nation-
al Audubon Society and South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict proposed public acquisition
of the land. The Florida Park serv-
ice took over the management of
the land, opening the park to the
public in 1997. A parcel owned
by the Audubon Society was
added in 2002. Because of this,
natives and visitors alike have a
unique opportunity to experi-
ence the Florida Dry Prairie in
Okeechobee County.
"The prairie is a land born of
fire; constantly changing, con-
stantly being reborn," said Dylan
Figueroa, Park Services Special-
ist. Because so much prairie was
used for grazing, and well-inten-
tioned, but ill-advised burn bans
(remember Smokey the Bear?)
were legislated, only an estimat-
ed 19 percent of the original
prairie remains. Many endan-
gered species of native plants
and animals depend on periodic
fire for their survival.
Long before man ever set foot
on this land, frequent spring and
summer lightning set fires, which
burned unchecked across the
prairie and pine woods. Today
controlled burns during summer
months keep the natural ecosys-
tems healthy.
"The federally endangered
tiny Florida Grasshopper Spar-
row totally depends on the
prairie and surveys show that 70
percent of the remaining popula-
tion lives on the Kissimmee Pre-
serve," said Park Specialist
Figueroa.
One look at prairie, which has
burned within the past few years,
with its waving grasses and wild-
flowers contrasted with the pal-
metto, and wax myrtle choked
unburned land is evidence
enough.
A two-hour "swamp" buggy
tour over the dirt tracks revealed
two. deer, Florida Sub-species of
Red-shouldered Haw'k, Meadow
Larks in abundance, Ground
Doves, Common Grackles, many
other birds and a small pond of
swirling water that Park Special-
ist Dylan said indicates baby alli-
gators just under the surface.
The parks 54,000 acres trans-
late into 75 square miles of land.
Over 110 miles of two-lane dirt
roads are used for park mainte-
nance, hiking, bicycling and
horseback riding. Bring your
own horses, bicycles or sturdy,
closed-toe shoes if you don't
have hiking boots and prepare to
enjoy. This is a preserve.
There are three areas for
camping: Full-facility at the shad-
ed Kilpatrick Hammock Camp-
ground where water, electricity a
bathhouse and laundry are pro-
vided; a primitive horseback
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The Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park entrance is located at 33104 NW 192nd Avenue
about twenty-five miles north of the City of Okeechobee in Okeechobee County.


hayracks and running water;
and, three primitive campsites
for the rugged outdoor types
located 3.5 miles from the camp-
ground.
The park even offers a small
Bedtime Story. Camper Lending
Library of picture books for little
campers to share stories of the
Kissimmnee with their parents.
"It is said we have the darkest
sky in the state of Florida," said
Park Specialist Figueroa.
Far away from the lights of any
town, or farm, more stars are vis-
ible than you can ever imagine.
Bring guidebooks,- binoculars,
telescopes, what have you, and
enjoy.
During daylight, amateur and
professional photographers will
find ample opportunities for can-
did shots of wildlife "at home":
Wild turkeys, alligators, deer and
more than 120 species of birds
and an incredible number of
wildflowers. and butterflies. Bird
and butterfly checklists are avail-
able from the park office. Be
sure to look at the butterfly dis-
play there. They also have some
books for sale as well as T-shirts
and other merchandise.
On the 'miles of double-
tracked trails, walking, biking or
horseback riding brings the sights
and sounds of the prairie to those
who must toil in town or on
farms during the week. Visitors,
escapees from the northern chill
can, With a little effort, witness
unique South Florida loveliness


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
Facilities at tree-shaded Kilpatrick Campground invite visi-
tors to the park.


few vacationers will ever know.
During the Florida "winter"
months, mosquitoes are mostly
and blessedly, no-shows.,
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
State Park is a perfect place to get
away from it all for a few hours, a
day or a week. The park is open
seven days a week from 8 a.m. to
sunset. Currently, admission is
free, but there are fees for camp-
ing and "swamp" buggy eco-
tours. For more information, call
the park office at (863) 462-5360.
The park entrance is located at
33104 NW 192nd Avenue about
25 miles north of the city of Okee-
chobee in Okeechobee County.


From State Road 98, go to
Basinger and turn on to Rt. 700A.
Go to the end, turn left and con-
tinue. Follow the park signs to the
entrance. From U.S. 441 go north
to 240th, turn left on 240th and
follow the park signs. There is a
kiosk, sheltered picnic tables and
a restroom visible to the right just
inside the gate. The park office is
located five miles inside the park.


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park is open to hikers,
bicyclists and horses, but motorized vehicles are not
allowed in most of the park.


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Deka wins kick off to start Everstart


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Daryl Deka, a
Wellington native, jumped from
seventh place to capture the
Everstart series opening fishing
tournament held on Lake Okee-
chobee over the course of four
days of fishing competition.
More than 200 anglers set sail
over the pristine waters of the
big "0" looking to secure more
than $10,000 in prize money
while solidifying themselves in
the points standings as the series
launches into a new season of
competition.
The full array of anglers
fished for two days before the
final field of competitors was
narrowed down to 10 profes-
sionals and 10 co-anglers. Like
many of the bigger tournament
trails, Everstart begins a tourna-
ment by breaking down the divi-
sion into two categories profes-
sionals and co-anglers. Each set
of anglers are competing against
their own division competition.
Mr. Deka, a professional
angler since 1995, captured his
second tournament title of an
illustrious career. He has seven
top 10 finishes in professional
tournaments. He showcased his
angling skills by surviving the
initial cut and bouncing from
seventh place to win the tourna-
ment hands down.
Mr. Deka snagged a full
stringer on the first day of the
finals, which only weighed in at
10.10 pounds. Decatur Alaba-
ma's Edward Guice had secured
a five-pound lead coming into
the final day of competition,
which was held Jan. 8 at the
Clewiston Wal-Mart in front of a
large crowd.
Mr. Guice brought in 20.7
pounds of bass -and didn't need
much more to defeat the rest of
the field, which struggled for the
most part on the final day of
competition. Mr. Deka took the
lead with 21.12 pounds on the
final day and waited with much
anticipation as competitor after
competitor came to the scales.
Among those competitors
was JT Kenney, from Frostburg,
AL, who shattered two Everstart
records during the first three


fifth place c
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weight of
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pounds and
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fishing series
overall, but shattered wanted to do this."
tition with a final day Mr. Kimbrough's father was
15.7 pounds to give on hand to watch his son win
o-day total of 22.6 the tournament and made it to
I first place. his son's victory wheelchair
means a lot to me for a and all.
ons," said Mr. Kim- The Everstart Southeast divi-
[y older brother won sion will be heading to Santee
naments before and Cooper, in Manning, SC, for the
d my daddy I wanted second round of competition.
he said, 'Go ahead, The winner of the tournament
d enough.' So, there's trail will automatically qualify to
one reason why I fish the FLW tour next year.


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Photo by Mark Young
Moore Haven's Ed Dixon weighs in on the co-angler side of the Everstart fishing tournament
held this past week on Lake Okeechobee. The final two days of weigh-in were featured at
the Clewiston Wal-Mart. Dixon held second place after the day three, but a tough second day


dropped him out of the top fivE
days. According to Chris Jones,
Everstart Tournament Director,
Mr. Kenney brought 32.12
pounds of fish to the scales dur-
ing the first two days of qualify-
ing, including a 9.5-pound true
Lake Okeechobee Hawg. The
previous record was set in 2002,
with 30.5 pounds.
He also broke the previous
two-day total,.which was 48.12
pounds, with a two-day catch
that weighed in at 43.14 pounds.
Mr. Kenney's first day of the
finals was not as bountiful, but
he still sat in fifth place with a
catch worth 13 pounds. He
brought 17.12 to the scales on
the final day, but it was not
enough to dethrone Mr. Deka
who remained on the stage.
Mr. Guice was the last to


weigh in and needed more than
18 pounds to remove Mr. Deka
from the stage, but could not
overcome Mr. Deka's prolific
final day of fishing.
"I was saving one little spot
for the final day," said Mr. Deka.
"I thought I had guessed myself
out' of the tournament the day
before. I had a tough decision to
make, but you have to make
those kinds of decisions against
this level of competition. I
thought I had made the wrong
decision, but you have to take
those kinds of chances."
The decisions Mr. Deka ulti-
mately made earned him
$10,000 and a first place stand-
ing in the series points division.
Belle Glades' Jimmy McMillan


fished well enough to finish just
outside of the top 10 and ends
the first tournament in 11th
place.
Okeechobee's Justin Schwier
sits in 15th place while Clewis-
ton's Mark Fann.is well within
striking distance in 20th place.
The co-anglers were fishing
for a prize worth $5,000 and the
competition was equally excit-
ing. Aymon Wilcox, from Laud-
erdale Lakes held the lead after
the first day of finals with a
weight of 11.11. Moore Haven's
Ed Dixon was right behind him
with nine pounds even.
Most of the co-anglers strug-
gled on the final day with the
second best weight weighing in
at 6.7 pounds. Edwin Kim-
brough, from Sebastian,.sat in


Clewiston High School hosts baseball camp


It may be early in the year, but
spring isn't far away and the first
telltale sign is the preparations
for baseball.
The le'I\\,is-.in' Tiger.s are
holding their second annual
Tiger Baseball Camp, which is
scheduled for Jan. 22 at the
Clewiston High School baseball
field. It is an all day camp, with


lunch and a T-shirt being provid-
ed with the cost of the camp.
Participants will need to pay
$50. Check in times are from
8:30-9:30 a.m. on the morning
of Jan. 22. Tiger head coach
Vance Johnson in his second
year of "rebuilding" the Tiger
baseball program.
"I took over the program last


year and it was kind ,of down,"
he said. "'But started playing
good baseball at the end of last
season, winning seven out of the
last nine games and finished sec-
ond at districts."
The Tigers have high hopes
for the upcoming hardball sea-
son, which kicks off with their
first official practice Jan. 24.


Johnson said last year's camp
had a lot to do with their late
season success and hopes to
continue to build, on that
momentum.
"The biggest challenge in
building this program is to keep
them all interested," he said. "I
hope that this camp is just one
way to keep the interest up and I
feel like it's a good way for kids
to learn the technical fundamen-
tals of baseball, which is what
the game is all about."
Participants will be treated to
instructional position training,
followed by team play in the
afternoon. Providing much of
the instruction will former
Clewiston High School standout
Chad Blackwell, now playing for
the Kansas City Royals and Alan
Swindell, a former Florida State
University star now playing for
the Cincinnati Reds.
The entire Tiger coaching
staff will also be on hand to aid
the Major League Baseball play-
ers and to evaluate potential
new talent for this year's Tiger
squad, as well as future Tiger
stars.
Participants will need proof
of insurance coverage and will
need to sign a liability release
form before being eligible for
the camp. The camp is open to
all young baseball players. For
more information or to pick up a
sign up form, call coach John-
son at 983-1530 (Clewiston Mid-
dle School) or Ryan Manuel at
983-1520 (Clewiston High
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National Eye Institute along with Family Eye Care are highlight-
ing the importance of regular eye care and good vision.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable vision loss in the
United States affecting about three million Americans. High risk
groups include anyone over the age of sixty; blacks and
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.
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School and cheer at the annual Outback All-Star football game on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Football players from CHS participating in the game are Lee Thicklin and Robert Smith.
The introductions will begin at 7-p.m. at Royal Palm Beach high School. Tickets are $5
each and the proceeds are used to fund scholarships for these all-star athletes.



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The Glades County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a special meeting on
Thursday, January 20, 2005, at 9:00 AM in the
County Commissioners Meeting Room, Glades
County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florida

The purpose of the special meeting is to
discuss Payment-in-Lieu of Taxes.

All interested persons are invited to attend.

IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
MADE BY THE GLADES COUNTY BQCRD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER
CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL
NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND
HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH
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Eric Rhinehart new President of Big Lake Radio Club


At their last meeting, Eric
Rhinehart, of W4KPG radio, was
elected President of the Big Lake
Amateur Radio Club for the 2005
year. Eric took over from past
president Reverend Sam
Thomas, of W3ALE.
Mr. Rinehart will provide
direction for this small but active
group of radio amateurs around
Lake Okeechobee. Commenting
on the past year, Rev. Thomas,
outgoing president, noted that
radio communications came to
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the forefront when the hurri-
canes struck.
Three members of the club,
including past President
Thomas, incoming President
Rhinehart, and area ARRL Dis-
trict Emergency Coordinator Jim
Sparks, of AA4BN, all passed
examinations for Level Three of
the Emergency Communica-
tions program. This means that
local officers have the highest-
level qualifications for emer-
gency communications needs.


The award attests to their will-
ingness to prepare for EMCOMM
needs and provide' essential
services for the Big Lake Ama-
teur Radio Club.
The club participated in a
field day drill in June, 2004 in
Moore Haven. Club members
worked 24 consecutive hours
with only emergency power.
The national field day exer-
cise demonstrates capacities for
sustained operations under
emergency conditions. Ama-


teurs from all across the nation
share in this drill to test their
ability to operate under
makeshift and field conditions.
The last meeting of the club
took place at Saint Martin's
Church Monday, Dec. 27. A
revised emergency operations
plan was proposed to be sub-
mitted to the Hendry County
Emergency Preparedness Com-
mittee. The shortage of radio
operators in the area and the
need for persons who can serve


in shelters was noted. "We were
caught shorthanded, but we can
cover local needs, as well as
countywide needs with a revised
plan" said Rev. Thomas.
The revised plan will put per-
sons from all local centers and
shelters in contact with virtually
any needed resource across the
country during an emergency.
The hurricanes showed the
importance of preparation and
the reliability amateur radio
communications.


Club President Rhinehart
indicated interest in continuing
to participate in such drills as the
Annual National Field Day and to
strive to assure that communica-
tions will be reliable and suffi-
cient to meet needs of the Lake
Okeechobee region. The group
meets the last Monday of the
month at Saint Martin's Church
in Clewiston. Interested persons
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Peter Rabbit bounces around with a few friends as the leg-
endary rabbit prepares for a big show at the Dolly Hand Cul-
tural Arts Center in Belle Glade. The show is scheduled for
Jan. 22 at 11 a.m.

Peter Rabbit bounds


to the Dolly Hand
Kicking off the Family Series at McGregor's forbidden garden.
the PBCC/Dolly Hand Cultural Peter slips away from the
Arts Center, The Musical Tale of drudgery of chores on a musical
Peter Rabbit comes to the Center adventure to the paradise carrot
in Belle Glade on Saturday, Jan. 22 patch. He's sure no harm will
at 11 a.m. come to him as he gives in to the
As part of a new initiative to temptation of the farmer's prize
make the family performances vegetables. Peter not only gets a
more accessible to families with taste of fresh vegetables but also
young children, all four perform- of the life and the perils of tres-
ances in the series will be at this passing.
convenient Saturday morning Bring your entire family to this
time. delightful event all tickets are $5
The Musical Tale of Peter Rab- each. Come early and view the
bit is told through Bits 'n Pieces grand exhibit of giant puppets
Puppet Theatre's giant puppets that will be on display in the lobby
and elaborate staging. Dapper, from Jan. 14 through the morning
young Peter Rabbit believes he of the show on Jan. 22. To pur-
knows better than Mama Rabbit. chase your tickets or for informa-
Ignoring her warnings, he is tion about the puppet display, call
determined to go to Farmer the box office at (561) 993-1160.


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Celebrated pianist Robin Spielberg will take the stage with
Montana Skies Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. This musical delight will
take place at the PBCC/Dolly Hand Center in Belle Glade

An Evening of Music


with Robin Spielberg


and Montana Skies


Robin Spielberg, a Steinway
concert artist who has been called
"the most expressive pianist of
our time", will be gracing the
stage with her delightful stories
and music at the PBCC/Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center this Fri-
day, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Ms. Spielberg began touring
the United States in 1996. She
made her Carnegie Hall debut in a
sold-out performance in 1997 and
has performed there twice since.
She has made numerous televi-
sion and radio appearances in the
U.S. and performed with the gui-
tar and piano duo, Montana Skies,
in Seoul, Korea last summer. This
unique and talented duo will be
joining Ms. Spielberg on Friday for
a special evening of music, which
will range from Pop to Classical to


Standards to some original
pieces, as well.
Prior to the performance and
during intermission, patrons will
have the opportunity to view a
giant puppet display from Bits 'n
Pieces Puppet Theatre.
While in the area, Ms. Spiel-
berg, who is a Celebrity
Spokesperson for the American
Musical Therapy Association, will
be sharing her musical gift with
.the community through music
therapy sessions at both Glades
Healthcare in Pahokee and Grace
Healthcare of Clewiston. These
sessions are being sponsored by
Palm Beach Community College
and Hospice of Palm Beach
County. To purchase your tickets,
call the Center's Box Office at
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America's young heroes contest winners


Eighty-two student authors,
artists and their heroes and
teachers were recently honored
at the sixth annual Celebration of
America's Young Heroes Awards
Ceremony at FloridaAtlantic Uni-
versity.
The award-winning essays,
poems and artwork will be pub-
lished by Vera Ripp Hirschhorn,
educator and author, in the
America's Young Heroes Anthol-
ogy entitled, "Students are
Heroes, too!"
The anthology and workbook
with original lessons plans will
be available to educators to
implement in the school curricu-
lum.
Values such as self-respect
and respect for others appeared
in Danneile Davis' essay about
her hero, Mackenzie Snyder. This
11-year-old created "Children to
Children," an organization for
foster kids so as to "give every
foster child in America a duffel
bag in which to put their posses-
sions and a soft little friend to
cuddle when they felt lonely for
their families."
Mackenzie's dream is to have


every one of the over 530,000
American foster children receive
a duffle bag and no longer use a
"trash bag to carry their few
belongings in."
An example of compassion
and caring is evident in Jessica
Perfetto's poem about a 17-year-
old hero, Micaela. She helps chil-
dren with mental and physical
challenges by having created
"Unifield Theatre" where she
teaches "those who are different
to love themselves and to prove
they can do anything by partici-
pating in musical productions."
Award winning students:
Austin Miller, Tyler Rabinowitz,
Tracy Chookolingo, Monica Cas-
tro, Danneile Davis, Tim Varac-
chi, Lance Gurewitz, Judy Pierre-
Louis, Chris Ceresa, Errol
Norman, Telia Scott, JaQuay
Moore, Uzuri Collier, Alex
Williams, Armaad Morman, Ter-
ria Sanford, La'Tariel Dennard,
Britney Dukes, Travis Tunis, Carla
Russell, Daniel Cornwell,
Michael Rosenthal, Andrew Lam-
pert, Lori Perry, Hayley Cavataro,
Andrew Harrison, Christina Zaril-
li, Arielle Moskow, Matt Brown,


Danielle Geoghegan, Craig
Knowles, Caesar Hernandez,
Timothy Ware, Lindsey Maddy,
Sara Ferguson, Chris Ray, Aaron
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Jared Simon, Ramone Perez,
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Florida lemon law program reaches $300 Million in consumer relief


TALLAHASEE-Florida's
Lemon Law Arbitration Program
has surpassed the $300 million
mark in refunds and replacements
for consumers who bought chron-
ically defective new vehicles, Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist reported.
Since 1989, the Lemon Law pro-
gram has produced refunds or
replacement vehicles in 70 percent
of cases and provided relief for
almost 12,000 consumers.
The $300 million mark was


reached late last week with final
confirmation of a pre-hearing set-
tlement in favor of Melissa and
Timothy Torgersen, a Central Flori-
da couple who complained that
their 2003 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac
intermittently would not start.
Ford Motor Company agreed to
repurchase the vehicle and paid
$25,038 in cash and loan payoff.
The Torgersens live in the Polk
County town of Davenport.
"For 16 years, Florida's Lemon


Law program has been a model
among consumer protection
efforts," said Mr. Crist. "Floridians
have somewhere to turn when
their new car turns out to be a
lemon and $300 million in relief
shows that many have relied on
this free consumer service."
Since 1989, the Attorney Gener-
al's Lemon Law unit has handled
over 17,000 cases, with 11,878 of
these ending in a recovery for the
consumer. The total dollar value of


the recoveries through the end of
2004 was $300,154,389, with addi-
tional cases pending. The Lemon
Law Arbitration Program is
housed within the Attorney Gener-
al's Office and is jointly adminis-
tered with the Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services.
The Lemon Law applies to new
car warranty problems reported
within the first 24 months of own-
ership. It allows consumers to
obtain a refund or vehicle replace-


ment after a manufacturer fails to
repair warranty problems within a
reasonable number of attempts or
a vehicle has been out of service at
least 30 days. The problems must
be of such a nature that they sub-
stantially impair the use, value or
safety of the vehicle.
The Lemon Law program
offers consumers a quick and free
alternative to litigation to resolve
disputes. Consumers do not need
an attorney to participate in the


Lemon Law arbitration process
and consumers who lose an arbi-
tration case are not required to pay
the manufacturer's attorney fees
as they could be in unsuccessful
litigation.

The program is funded by a $2
fee charged when consumers buy
or enter a long-term lease on a
new or demonstrator vehicle. The
fee has remained unchanged since
1989.


Experts say electronic stability is a 'must have'


According to a Nov. 15 New
York Times article, studies have
demonstrated that electronic sta-
bility programs are saving lives,
in some cases reducing the risk
of death by over 65 percent.
The Chrysler Group is com-
mitted to providing'these essen-
tial features and offers its Elec-
tronic Stability Program (ESP),
making it available currently on
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge
Magnum and Chrysler 200 series
sedans with plans to make it
standard equipment on more
than 750,000 SUV's in 2006.
"Our customers in Clewiston
are always concerned with safe-
ty," said David Hegley, manager


of Hampton Chrysler Dodge and
Jeep. "Adding ESP to all our
SUV's is another sign that
Chrysler is committed to offering
the safest vehicles on the road."
A study by the Insurance Insti-
tute for Highway Safety found
that electronic stability pro-
grams, which help drivers regain
control of a swerving vehicle by
applying brakes at one or two
wheels reduces fatal single-
vehicle crash risk by 56 percent.
About half of the 28,000 fatal car
crashes that occur each year
involve a single vehicle, accord-
ing to
www.ConsumerAffairs.com.
Electronic Stability Programs


Big "0" Birding Festival


Moore Haven, Fla.-All the
birds are back, in the
Glades/Hendry Region of Cen-
tral Florida, and they are just
waiting for the birders to come
to the Big "0" Birding Festival,
Jan. 28-30.
See birds and other wildlife
on scheduled tours to Fisheating
Creek, sponsored by Joyner
Development, plus the Sugar-
land Barn Owl Tour, sponsored
by the Clewiston Chamber of
Commerce. In addition, there is
an airboat tour and a swamp
buggy tour, sponsored by Chap-
py's in Lakeport.
At the Doyle Connor Building
in Moore Haven, there will be
many lectures, including talks
on regional birds, by Dr. Paul
Gray of the Florida Audubon
Society, a butterfly lecture, by
Alana Edwards, FAU Center for
Environmental Studies and a
presentation on cranes by Marty
Folk as well as a photography
workshop by photographer,
Ranier .,- ..1, 1
New, this ,."--,&A iig 1iats..
Thanks to Jay Tl-uii'rl hia'. I:, of
Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue;
Birds of Prey. Thanks to
Audubon Center for Birds of
Prey.
The Doyle Connor Building
will also be the location for an
Arts and Crafts Show. For all
three days of the Big ".0" Birding
Festival, there will be artwork
and crafts by local artists, food
and entertainment. There will
also be a children's art contest
showcasing birds of the


Hendry/Glades region. The chil-
dren will be awarded ribbons
and prizes.
On Saturday evening the festi-
val will host a dinner at the
Clewiston Inn, with Keynote
Speaker, Lynda White, Audubon
Center for Birds of Prey (CBOP).
For those festival goers who
prefer to be "on their own",
there will be Big 0 Airboat Tours
at Roland Martin's Marina in
Clewiston, a new Swallowtail
Kite Nature Trail, in Lakeport
and Alligator Tours at Gatorama
in Palmdale.
For more information on
available tours and registration,
call the Glades County Econom-
ic Development Council at (863)
946-0300. Also, a full tour sched-
ule is available on the Big "0"
Birding Festival Web site at
www.bigobirdingfestival.com or
send us an e-mail with your
questions to info@bigobird-
ingfestival.com.


provide the greatest benefit in
critical driving situations such as
turns and are especially valuable
when driving on mixed surface
conditions such as patchy snow,
ice or gravel.
Chrysler Group's ESP is con-
sidered an "active" safety tech-
nology because it prevents
crashes, as opposed to airbags
and seatbelts which are passive
technologies that aim to reduce
injuries once a crash has
occurred.
"For more drivers, ESP isn't
likely to activate frequently. It
wont prevent most of the fender
bender crashes that occur so
often in stop and go traffic," said


Sarah Ferguson, Senior Vice
President for research at the
Insurance Institute for highway
Safety. "ESP is designed to help a
driver in the relatively rare event
of loss of control at high speed
or on a slippery road."
ESP enhances Chrysler's use
of rear well drive and all-wheel
drive on models such as the
Chrysler 300, Motor Trend's Car
of the Year.
"In normal conditions, rear
wheel drive handles better than
front wheel drive," Mr. Hegley
said. "ESP helps eliminate the
concerns about rear wheel drive
in inclement weather."


Crappie USA to hold Mega Bucks event


Crappie USA Inc. will hold their
first Super Mega Bucks Event on
Florida's Lake Talquin on Feb. 5.
Anglers will be fishing for a
seven-fish limit of crappie, which
will net them a major guaranteed
payback of $10,000 in this team
event.
A pre-tournament seminar will
be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at the
Collegiate Village Inn in Tallahas-
see. Sign ups will begin at 5 p.m.
with the meeting and a National
Sponsor Field Test Product Draw-
ing starting at 7 p.m. local time.
This seminar is open to the pub-
lic.
The tournament weigh-ins will
be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, at
Whippoorwill Sportsman's Lodge
in Quincy beginning at 3 p.m.
Registration forms for Crappie
USA tournaments are available by
registering on their website at
www.crappieusa.com before the
deadline listed on the form, or by
filling out and sending in an entry
form. Teams may also enter for
this tournament at the pre-tourna-


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Thursday, January 13, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee SCHOOLS


School Happenings


Glades Day School
On Thursday, Jan. 6, students
again filled the hallways of GDS
with hustle and bustle and stories
of Christmas break adventures. The
first three days back were spent
reviewing and preparing for semes-
ter exams, and through tomorrow,
Friday, Jan. 14 the students will be
busy taking their big tests. Glades
Day students begin taking semester
exams in the fifth grade, so even
the elementary students have been
showing their teachers all they
have learned over the past five
months. School will be dismissed
at noon on Friday and all the stu-
dents can give a huge sigh of relief
ana be ready to return for a fresh
start on Tuesday, Jan. 18, after the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.
This years' class of Leadership
Glades will be visiting Glades Day
School on Wednesday, Jan. 19 dur-
ing their Education Day. The visitors
will be treated to a band concert
after visiting our elementary com-
puter lab, high school Chemistry
and Biology labs and high school
Academy.
Elementary
The elementary Student Coun-
cil is already back in community
service action as they are collecting
donations to the Red Cross which
will go directly to the tsunami vic-
tims in Southeast Asia. The mone-
tary donations will be accepted
through Friday, Jan. 14.
High School
Next Wednesday, our sopho-
mores will be ordering their class
rings for arrival in early Spring. They
have already had their information-
al meeting and are excited about
what will be on their own special
ring. The six basketball teams have
been very busy with games going
on almost everyday. We have
Junior High, Junior Varsity and Var-
sity level teams in the boys and
girls. Students can begin participa-
tion in the sixth grade, and all are
learning and having fun.
Glades Central
High School news
Jan. 17 is a school holiday and


Community
BELLE GLADE The grand
opening of the Community Fitness
Program will be at 5 p.m., Jan. 20.
Everyone is invited to experience
the park and all the fun fitness
equipment.
A health fair will be included
with help from Glades General,
schools nurses, Gove Wellness
team and the physical education
department. Jan. 18 will be the first
community fitness night. Explana-
tion of Heart Trail, with individual-
ized fitness programs for families
will be offered during the two, six-
week programs.
Gove Elementary could not


there will be no school.
Parents, community members
and business partners, you are
invited to attend Glades Central
Community High School's month-
ly SAC meeting. It will be held on
Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the Raider
Media Center from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m.
Jan. 19, 2005 is a late start day.
Students are to report to school at
10:30 a.m.
Canal Point
School news
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary will be holding
an FCAT Mini Camp on Saturday,
Jan. 22 from 8a.m.-noon. Parents
of students in grades 3-6 are invited
to come out and learn new strate-
gies that will help students prepare
for the FCAT Test. Breakfast and
lunch will be served. Exciting door
prizes will also be given away.
Students and parents may pur-
chase tickets for the South Florida
Fair through the school. The
school will receive proceeds from
the ticket sales. Please call 924-
6460 for more information.
Dates to Note:
Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Jr.
Holiday
Jan. 18 First grade to Marine
Science Center, January SAC Meet-
ing
Jan. 19 First Grade to Marine
Life Center
Jan. 20 First Grade to Marine
Life Center
Jan. 22 FCAT Mini Camp

Pahokee Elementary
School news
Monthly S.A.C.
Meeting,
Pahokee. Elementary School
cordially invites all. parents and
community members to our
monthly S.A.C. Meeting. The meet-
ing will be held on Wednesday,
Jan. 19 beginning at 6 pm, in the
media center. For more informa-
tion, please call the school at 924-
6466.


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5th Grade Trip
to Virginia
Just a reminder to all parents
who are interested in their child
going to Williamsburg, Virginia,
your $25 deposit must be paid
before Friday, Jan. 14. If you have
any questions, feel free to contact
your child's homeroom teacher,
between 2:45 and 3:30 pm daily.
Before School
Safety
We would like to remind par-
ents and students that no child
should be on campus prior to 7:45
am. Breakfast is served daily in the
cafeteria from 7:45 to 8:10 a.m., in
the cafeteria. Only students
enrolled in the Boys and Girls club
program should be on campus
before 7:45 a.m., for safety reasons.
If you would like to register your
child in the Boys and Girls Club
morning care program, please con-
tact Mrs. D. Abrams or Ms. B. Jones
at 924-6466.
Student Teachers
from Pennsylvania
We are excited to have seven
students from Seton Hill University,
a college in Pennsylvania known
for its teacher preparation pro-
gram, volunteering at Pahokee Ele-
mentary School from Jan. 10-14.
These students are involved in a
practicum and observe, work with
small groups of students, and teach
language arts. Our goals are to give
them some experience working in
a rural are a diverse popula-
tion, discuss the challenges we face
and how we work to overcome
them, and have them realize how
rewarding it is to work in a place
where you can make such a big dif-
ference.'
Gove Elementary
School
Testing Tidbits
The Florida Department of Edu-
cation is pleased to announce the
posting of a new web-based prod-
uct called the "About the FCAT Web
Brochure". It provides general
information about the FCAT in
addition to links to other Depart-
ment of"Education resources like
the Sunshine State Standards web


page. The English version of this
brochure is available at the follow-
ing web address:
http://www.firn.edu/doe/sacs/fcat/f
catpubl.htm. The Spanish and
Haitian Creole versions are still
under development and will be
posted as soon as they are com-
plete.
Kaleidoscope 2005
Produced by the city of West
Palm Beach, in partnership with
the School District of Palm Beach
County, Kaleidoscope is a family-
friendly celebration of many cul-
tures featuring 18 cultural "villages"
created through partnerships with
local cultural organizations and stu-
dents/teachers of Palm Beach
County public schools. This year,
the villages will represent the fol-
lowing countries/cultures: Egypt,
Finland, Germany, Greece,
Guatemala/Mayan,
Guyana/Trinidad, Haiti, India,
Israel, Mexico, Native Americans,
Nicaragua, Philippines, Polynesian
Culture (Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa,
Hawaii), Russia, Scotland and
Uruguay. We hope you enjoy
Kaleidoscope 2005 on Sunday, Jan-
uary 30, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. in downtown West Palm
Beach. For more information on
this cultural celebration, visit the
following site: http://www.palm-
beachschools.org/Kaleidoscope.ht
m.
Magnet
Applications
The recruitment season is in full
swing for magnet schools and
choice option programs. Applica-
tions are now being accepted for
students entering Kindergarten in
the fall of 2005 who live outside the
Gove Elementary boundaries. If
you are interested in having your
child attend Gove Elementary as a
magnet student, please stop by the
school to pick up a magnet applica-
tion form. We invite all interested
parents to our Magnet Open House
scheduled for Wednesday, January
26,2005, from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00.
Upcoming Events ...
Jan. 17: No School (MLK Day)
Jan. 18: Community Fitness
Program
Jan. 19: MLKContest
Jan. 20: SAC at 5:30 p.m.; PTO
at 6:30 p.m.


Fitness celebrates grand opening
ave done this project without the negatively impact every child's the classroom.
roup effort of the faculty, staff, health and also his or her ability to Improved student perform-
TO, SAC, Gove's Wellness team learn. ance.
nd the following organizations: Community Fitness and the Successful schools have
Belle Glade Recreation, Blum "Get Out Get Active" programs will healthy, highly motivated staff with
foundation, Coordinated School motivate students and the commu- lower rates of employee absence.
health, Port of Palm Beach Comn- nity to improve their health and fit- New levels of cooperation
nissioners, city and county comrn-, ness for a lifetime. This program among parents, teachers, and
nissioners, National Alliance of will encourage everyone to be organizations.
south Sports and the Palm Beach physically and mentally healthy,
county Health Department. reinforcing positive healthy behav-
Objectives: Optimal health can iors throughout their day, and mak-
irectly affect optimal learning. We ing it clear that good health and
nust make the connection of poor learning go hand in hand.
nutrition and fitness levels, domes- The Benefits:
c violence, alcoholism, substance Reduced school absenteeism.
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relief applications
PALM BEACH COUNTY-The deadline for mobile home own
Property Appraiser's Office has ersisMayl.
made available Property Tax "We encourage affected
Relief applications for property homeowners to apply as early a
owners whose homes were ren- possible to avoid any last-minute
dered uninhabitable because of delays," said Mr. Nikolits. "Ou
property damage from the 2004 staff will be available to answe
hurricanes, any questions."
The applications are available Homeowners can call (561
to download online, www.pbc- 355-2890 for more information
gov.com/PAPA, and at the Proper- To qualify for the property ta
ty Appraiser's Service Centers in reimbursement the residence
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach must be a property with a 200'
Gardens, Delray. Beach, Royal existing Homestead Exemption
Palm Beach and Belle Glade. To qualify for the sales tax reim
"We also are distributing the bursement the mobile homE
forms to county libraries and city must be the permanent residence
halls," said Property Appraiser of a permanent resident of Flori
Gary Nikolits. da. The amount of the tax relief
The Florida Legislature passed may not exceed $1,500.
special legislation aimed at pro- "The owner also needs to pro
viding tax relief up to $1,500 to vide documentation to verify the
owners of 2004 homestead prop- couldn't occupy their home for a
erties and owners of mobile least 60 days," said Mr. Nikolits.
homes. Documentation may include(
The deadline to file the appli- insurance information, certifi
cation with the Property Apprais- cates of occupancy, a contractor'
her's Office is March 1, for residen- statement, building permit appli
tial homestead property. The cationss and utility bills.


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Is accepting applications for the
following position.
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(negotiable based on exp with 10%
bonus). Exc. benefits (medical, den-
tal, 401 K). Fax resume to (954)967-
3477




A. Duda & Sons, Inc..
CJTRPIS BELLE PLANT
6000 Highway 29 South
LaBelle, FL 33975-0519
(863) 675-0336
Duda & Sons, Citrus Belle is an cqual opportunity employer:
A. Duda & Sons, Citrus Belle in LaBelle Florida is accept-
S ,- ,Ip .- l ........ .r i .i ,.. N ight Shift
hI.,. ... I 'I | ". .'- ... l I ... h Ite needs to
1 rl-.. ,hi, r.i. .... ,h, 1 .i 1. 1'- IH A applicants
must be willing to work overtime hours. Verbal and writ-
t I : ... ...i .. ... ..I .. i i .... ..,,....i B iling ualin
Spanish a plus.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
" Communicate and understand instructions in
English. Bilingual a plus.
* Have basic math skills.
* Measure and add ingredients like oils and calcium
to meet product blend specifications along with
performing general plant sanitation in Production
Areas, BlendcAreas and other Plant environments.
. Will train blender positions.
Individuals must anplv in person at the Citrus


Belle Plant for i


OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
HAS OPENINGS FOR THE
FOLLOWING POSITIONS

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-
ferred salary commensurate with experi-
ence.

SALES ASSOCIATE Creative self-motivat-
ed retail oriented individual to service and
dultivate new customer relationships at our
full service Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat.
Banking experience not required. Training,
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
(863)983-5880. EOE



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 rin- ....
assistance in applying call the
Human Resource Office.



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



The City of Pahokee
Is accepting applications for a minimum
of a Class "C" Florida Wastewater Opera-
tor. Current shift opening is 3:00 PM to
11:00 PM but must be willing to work any
shift if needed. Must possess a valid Flor-
ida drivers license. Must pass a drug and
background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00
PM. Open until filled. EOE


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Employment
Full Time


Executive Director
Needed For IJon-Profit Health &
Human service e Organization.
Located In Tre Glades Area Of
Weslernri Palm Beach County
For Ml re rinlormanion, Please Visit
www.lorhn.org.


MUNUUMENIAL LIF-

Insurance is looking for professionals
who can provide excellent service
to existing customers & add new clients
to an established book of business in
Belle Glade & surrounding areas.
We offer paid training,
Comprehensive Benefits &
above average earnings.
Please call Michael Weintraub @
(561)996-7970.
E.O.E. M/F/D/V


The City of Pahokee
Is accepting applications for a general
laborer. Must be eighteen years old,
able to operate lawn-mowing machinery
and possess a valid Florida drivers
license. Must pass a drug and
background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to
5:00 PM. Open until filled. EOE


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


j BIMBO, IVMARINELA, 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
% 305-445-2650


CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Evening & Night Shifts
2 years or les experience $8/hr
Over 2 and less than 6 yrs $9/hr
6 or more years of experience $10/hr
Shift Differential & Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees

RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work
for out-of-town employees
RN NURSE MANAGER
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4on/3off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
LTC& Mgmt. experience desirable
Excellent salary & benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees

Glades Health Care Center'
Pahokee, Florida
State Rated 4 Star Facility
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466



MENDRY REGIONA-L
McDAL (ENTL
Registered Nurses
-Full time Med./Surg. 7jm. -rn ,- 7pm-7am, FL RN Lic.,
1 yr experience preferred will train new graduate,
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Full ... F. T ,ic F';-i .r, T dll,:
Home Health
*F ull tin ic P, iq, _. -I I I !r. -
Phy.,, al Tl,T-rap, 4 r.f t ? ir. ? .' 1,-1 l,'Surg or
Rehib.. I u ,. J : iquredi H.:-rfi. r,.e 1 s pref.

LPN ,ledital Assisiant- Full rime
ai, LF'UI L .an.,r. 4e i: : rtl
All'l hi 1 t a I i': r ne-l ,.;a; e -'
Labrorarn Director- Full lime
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Competitiw Sar E.,afllBe Ban~dmt* ncal
1a Progmm* Educim Asdotn
Pone:. 863-902-3079 or Fax resu, e to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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basement and/or gar-
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sale in the classified
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No mobile homes.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction -120
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


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


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Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard
Call (813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave.,
Tampa FL 33607.








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


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



AUTO ACCIDENT NEED
A LAWYER? ALL Accident
& Injury Claims
*AUTOMOBILE *BIKE/
BOAT/BUS *ANIMAL
BITES *WORKERS' COM-
PENSATIONS
*WRONGFUL DEATH
*NURSING' HOME INJU-
RIES A-A-A ATTORNEY
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.
DIVORCE $175-$275
*COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required!
*Excludes govt. fees!
Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.


LAVVRENCE

AUTO HOME MOBILE HOME BOATS
LIFE HEALTH
"PRfCES VdCnO.r C'47,%r FFORD. -


CITY OF CLEWISTON
POLICE OFFICER

Field work in the prevention, detection, and
investigation of crimes. Applicants must be
Florida certified, submit to a background in-
vestigation, and be 19 yrs of age or older.
A detailed job description and application
may be obtained at City Hall, Human Re-
sources, 115 West Ventura Avenue.
L EOE/DFWP '


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www.florida-classifieds.com.



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



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 5'45
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts Supplies 5;5C
Cruises 5,.
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 00
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs CP15
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 6.0
Jewelry 635
LampsLights 640:
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets.'Supplies.
Services '70
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 60o
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 395
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment -10
Television 'Radio 15
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 7 30
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


DISHWASHER- GE, used
only 6 times, excellent
condition, $45. (863)467-
9077.

GAS STOVE- full size, $80
or best offer. (863)946-
3376.

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

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


LABOR i FINDERS

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


Showcase Cooer
$300
(561)992-4838


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


BACKHOE Loader personal
use. must crank & work
make, model, yr.& looks
not an issue (863)983-
77rr

Agriculture


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Job
Information 225


Job
Information 221


Pet Services


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6"Surance


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

WASHER & DRYER,
Maytag. In good working
order.' $100/ both.
(863)675-4858


LADIES 3 SPD- Huffy, 26"
good cond, $25
(863)763-1997



BUILDING SALE!
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
Final Clearance. Beat Next
Price Increase. Go direct &
save. 20x26. 25x30.30x40.
35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422

Steel Arch Buildings!
Genuine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS -
EZ BUILD YOUR OWN
AISC Certification Office/
Warehouse Shop/Garage,
Arena/Barn, Hangers.
A plant near you!
Spec to spec will beat
any price or $205.
(800)993-4660,
www.universalsteel.com.




GALVANIZED STEEL ROO-
FING- 28 sheets, used,
13'1 X 32"w, U haul, $150
(772)971-9474.
METAL ROOFING
SAVE $$$ Buy Direct From
Manufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.



WEDDING DRESS from Da-
vis Bridal. 22 Plus size.
$50. Call (863)983-8492.




DELL GX 100 w/win. xp,
Great for young person.
Kybrd., Monitor, Scanner.
$200 239-728-5227
GATEWAY TOWER w/win.
xp, many games. Keyboard,
mouse & monitor includ-
ed. $125 239-728-5227


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

BLUE LEATHER- Couch,
loveseat & over stuffed
chair, fair condition, $150,
(772)971-9474.
BR SET, incl. dresser, nites-
tand, full size bed, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptistery,
steeple, windows, carpet?
Big Sale on new cushioned
pews and cushions for hard
pews. (800)231-8360.

COUCH & CHAIR,
Black Leather. $150
(863)946-3857 Lake Port

COUCH & LOVESEAT-
Black Leaiher,
$325.
(239)994-2305.
DAYBED WITH POPOUT-
Complete, Ivory & Gold,
Good shape, $125.
(863)357-4152.
DINETTE SET- Cherry &
oak, 6 chairs, pd $5200.,
selling $2500, (863)801-
1719.
DINETTE SET Light wood,
6 chairs, $75. Good cond.
Call (863) 673-3822.

DINETTE TABLE- with leaf &
4 chairs, solid oak, $175
or best offer. (863)675-
2440.
Dining Room Table, w/4
chairs & 2 leaves, solid
wood, good cond., $275
neg. (863)357-2233
DINNING RM. TABLE & 6
Chairs, Light wood, Broy-
hill, Fontana. Like new!
$400. (863)763-4982
Entertainment Center
Broyhill, (Fontana). Light
wood. Like new. $400 best
offer. 863-763-4982.
ENTERTAINIVIENT
CTR- Solid oak, $125.
Moving, Must sell
(863)675-8305.
GLASS top table (4)
chairs $200
(863)675-0188

LAZYBOY SOFA/SLEEPER
& Ig rocker recliner, set,
blue/tan exc cond $200
neg 863-635-4690.


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Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W VenturnAve Clewlston, FL 33440
a 8 3 s8-' 9145s


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Employment 1 205
Full Time


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MATTRESS WATERBED-
King size, with individual
tubes,
$50, (863)612-0974.
SOFABED & MATCHING
CHAIR, neutral print, no
mold, $250. (863)467-
1110



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.



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good exercise bike.
(863)357-2233
HOSPITAL BED- Zippered
netting enclosure, good
cond, Asking $500,
(863)357-6825 .



CENTRAL AIR & HEAT,
Split Unit, 21/2 Ton. Works
well. $300 863-673-0920




AWNINGS- (2) 39.5" W x
42"L, $50 for both will sell
separate. (863)763-1997.

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


ELECTRIC SCOOTER CAR-
RIER- Hooks up to hitch,
has ramp & tilts, $500.
(863)357-2549.


Place your ad online at
http://www2.neWszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com



DRUM SET- 6pc, all wood
finish, excellent condition,
all accessories, $250 neg.
(239)410-8799 Iv msg.:
GUITAR- Gibson Les Paul
Classic, w/leather case,
exc cond., $1700.
(863)228-4774.
GUITAR- Ovation Acoustic /
electric,w/hard case, exc
cond., $700. (863)228-
4774.



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




JACK RUSSELL terrier. Full
Blooded $250
(863)227-0049
day & night
TOY FOX TERRIER ($400)
& AFFENPINSCHER
($300)- AKC, shots, hlth
cert. (863)983-6537.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., i female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



SEWING MACHINE
& CABINFT
$1i50
(863)357-1078



HITACHI TV
54 in. Big Screen
$650.
(863)234-1230


AIR HOCKEY TABLE
$75
(863)675-0188


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


HORSES- 2 Mare's, In-
cludes Tackle, Tamed, 1/
horse bay. $2000 for both
(863)675-2450.



YARDMAN ZERO-TURN Ra-
dius 42" riding lawn mow-
er, runs good $950 or
trade (863)697-9704.


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
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 960


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

1BR APARTMENT,
good location in
Belle Glade. $300/month.
Call 561-261-0169.

CLEWISTON, NORTH SIDE
apartments for rent,
unfurnished, no pets. Call
(863) 983-8973 Iv. msg.



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condost
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 080



BUSINESS FOR SALE.
RV Dealership, 5 major lines
represented. Large RV,
parts & service depart-
ments. 9 Acre camp-
ground with 65 campsites
in beautiful Western North
Carolina. Living quarters
on property. Long-term
lease available. Owner
willing to train. Serious in-
quiries 2 only, call
(828)231-8849.





3.34 Acre Industrial Prop-
erty, located in Belle
Glade. Contact Steve' Roy-
al 561-996-8080, ext. 22.


Employment
Medical 1101


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Luan
Walker

863-677-1010

LOCATION, LOCATION DETMONIE
3BD/2BA OVER 3,000 LIVING SQ. FT.
@ $225,000
Just Listed! 3 |A3V.. Over 1700
sqft on lake iiJ D. A Steal @
79.9K

Brick Home 4BD/2BA on .47
of an i :1.:'Nf tile
floor, t,-, iJl /l i,.,-, @
$194.5K

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$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 will go fast!!!!!
Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
We Want Your Listings!!


S Glenn
S.S Smith

; 863.983-3508

,l.i, ouiside of Ton' B.ujirifui -i '4

Must See @ $324.9K
LakePort 34 acres!! Fenced/cross-
fenced.. 2 acre oak tree nursery. Too
much equipment to list. Rare ind @
$20K per acre
Location Location! 3/2 on Del Monte
Ave. Hardwood Flooring, large kitchen.
Located on a comer lot. Must see @
$225k
6 Duplexes in Moore Haven 100%
Occupancy, CBS construction, Great
investment opportunity at only $375K
Pasadena Ave 2/1 w/den Hardwood

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
Almost 1 acre Del Monte Ave. 3/2/2
CBS Home. Separate LR and FR.
Screened lanai w/ hot tub. Great location
a@$225K
i PANNDING ..

Hiandnman Needed fr:l d. i
aged home on lot for $15K


Teri
Rangel


,6 1 863-228-1142

Greg e D. n I
Bring Ls Ani Oiler"
Seminole Manor 3/2. Many upgrades
& Improvements must see @ $74.9K
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 SALEPEDING


A Must See! 3bd/2ba Beautiful
MH on almost 2 acres @ $109.9K
la Pr, I N6
Don't Miss Out! Northside
. .,c 1' ,rri ,
@ 139.9K
New Listing! Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@
$174.9K


Charmaine
Montgomery
S '" Ha'la1 [ ,,ii'lol

S863-697-0189

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 weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport @ $71.5K



8 lots in Moore Haven's
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Block away from river @ 50x45 workshop that also includes a BEAUTIFUL 4/2 Mobile
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RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures C
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* 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 wlpool in Ridgeview
$225,000
MONTURA
*2BR, 11/2BA, MHon1.25Ac. $45,000
*3BR, 2BA, on 1.09 Ac.
Reduced to $60,000
28R, 2BA, MH on 1.25 Ac. $65,000
S3BR, 2BAon 1.25 Ac. $65,000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on 2.5 Ac. w/pole barn
$72 nn0


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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
w/ Pool, Exercise Room.
Completely Remodeled
OFFERED AT $369,900
MOORE HAVEN
* Duplex wlefficiency Owner anxious
$115,000
* Riverfront wlaccess, 3BR, 2BA
$275,000
LAKEPORT
*2BR, 1BAw/ Boat House,
Lake Access $130,000
3BR, 2BADBLWDOonwtlrt lot
Reduced to $69,900
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3BR, 2BA Brick S 180,000 MONTURA
Ne eft ttBR' 3BR, 2BA 1995 $75.000
2B' 3!.0 2 1/2 Pioneer Planlation
331'3d1Ij !00 $32,000
5 acres Ladecca $60,000
3BS0d0Pe L o 4BR. 2BA. 3-3/4 ac. 9169.000
3BR, 2BA Northside COMMERCIAL
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4BR. 3BA $360,000 ac. Mobile Home Park 6
lots- 3 w/ mobile home,
Ridgewood 3 lots only $106,000
Moore Haven 2BR, 1BA 9 Commercial Lots on
$87,500 US 27 with Building
Moore Haven Yacht Club $215,000


5 Lots Zoned Multi-Family
$250,000
8 Lots Zoned RI-B
$250,000
10 Lots Zoned Commnercial
$250,000
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Corner of WC Owens
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Spectacular Mountain
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Highlands County
Sebring/ Spring Lake
10 acre parcels
directly on Hwy 98
from $195,000.

Bank financing avail.
Jacobson Realty at
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*LAND FOR SALE*
7.28 Acres in
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Call 239-657-5654
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that's updated regularly:
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BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 & older RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
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near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
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swimming pool & club
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are priced for quick sale!
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305-788-1764


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LOTS STARTING @
$39,000 with deeded boat
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community on South Car-
olina Lake. Featuring club-
house, pool, tennis, mari-
na, nature trails, putting
green. Great financing
Harbour Watch. (800)805-
9997.
www.lakemurrayliving.com.



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Any Condition, fast closing.
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in the classified.


COSTA RICA, 1 acre parcels
can be subdivided into 4
1/4 acre lots. Beautiful
Central Pacific views,
Roads, Water, Elec.
$19,500 acre. (800)861-
5677.

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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


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




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ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405


Recreation




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
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.

Glasstream, '86, inboard,
outboard, 16 ft., $3000
or best offer
(863)634-7108

Place your ad online at
htt ://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com

SKEETER BASS BOAT, '86-
$3500. (863)675-1570.


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DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6988
863-357-2633 after 5 pm




TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 401b., Bow mount,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.
TROLLING MOTOR- Minn-
Kota 40lb., Power Drive,
excellent condition, $135,
(863)946-1001.




BOAT MOTOR- 7.5 Mercu-
ry, good condition, $350,
(863)763-3120.



SUZUKI INTRUDER 2003
2700 Miles, Loaded. $4900
(863)467-1897

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



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


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1994,
8 Passenger, V6, Auto.,
A/C, C/D. Good cond.
$3000. 863-467-1530
DODGE RAM-
'86, 4X4, runs good,
$1500,
(239)348-9399.
FORD CROWN VICTORIAN
1997, Excellent condition.
Auto, power windows.
$5,500 863-946-1382.
FORD F250- '85, Diesel,
4x4, runs good, $2200 or
trade, has gooseneck
hook up (863)697-9704.
FORD SHO-'97, Black, 4dr,
V8, auto, A/C, CD, runs
great, $8500, or best offer,
(863)634-1181.
FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er, AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.
FUTON BUNK BED-
Like new, moving
must sell, $125.
(863)675-8305.
ISUZU AMIGO- '90,
Good shape, $1700,
(863)467-5052.

KIA SEPHIA-
'96, Runs, needs
work, $500.
(863)675-6180.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
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Ford Bronco '89, white, 5.8
litre, auto, 4 whl dr. runs
great, $3500. (863)357-
2816


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JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$800 863-673-0920.


Club Car, 1998, electric, re-
conditioned, 48v w/
charger. $1595.(863)675-
1472


Club Car, late model, recon-
ditioned, gas & electric,
$1495, (863)675-1472



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



CAPRICE WAGON- '89, w/
350 Olds V8 (not 307), re-
built auto trans $800 will
separate, (863)467-8856.


Dodge truck topper, '98, for
long bed truck, red, $500
firm. (863)467-9766 aft
6pm


FORD BRONCO-
'79, parts only, $300,
Call (863)763-5147
5pm 9pm.


TOW BAR- For Ford Ranger
truck, $30, neg.,
(863)467-5467. Ask for
Bob 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


CHEV PU, '1945- $2500.
(863)675-1570.




CHEV S10. '93- has been
wrecked, good engine,
good tires, $200
(863)675-1570.


CHEVY SILVERADO, '01,
74k mi., $2000 down,
takeover payments.
(863)763-5147


F150 '79 Wrecked, for
p arts, rebuilt 302, Edel
rock carb & headers,
auto, $400 863-675-8305


FORD F150, '00- 6 cyl, cold
AC, am-fm stereo, runs
exc. ext cab avail, $5900.
(786)486-3474.



VEHICLES FOR SALE
South Florida Conservancy.
District will accept sealed
bids until 5:00 P.M. Tues-
day January 25, 2005 for
the following vehicles:

One (1) 2002 Ford Explorer
One (1) 1999 Ford F-150

Bidding instructions and in-
formation on vehicles
available at SFCD's office
located at 2832 N Main
Street (U.S. Highway 441)
Belle Glade, Florda, Mon-
day thru Friday 8:00 A.M.
to 5:00P.M. (phone 996-
2940).



CAR HAULER Open Trailer
w/dual axle 16-6. $1000
(863)983-6639


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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
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportu-
nity to present evidence and argument on the issues under considers-
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.

Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
cess, please notity Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida
3935 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop.
542537 CGS 12/30/04, 1/06/05, 1/13/05


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
DEFENDANTSS; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PER SONS 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 Circut Court
of Glades County, Florida, Iwill 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, Fl 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, FI 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
notlce.n II hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
543990 CGS 1/06, 13/2005



West County Courthouse Art and Amenities Project
CALL TO ARTISTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Submittal material consisting of an application and qualification docu-
ments will be received by the Palm Beach County Board of County Com-
missioners until 4:00 P.M.E.S.T. on Friday, March 4, 2005 at the Palm
Beach County Facilities Development and Operations Department, 3200
Belvedere Road, Bldg. 1169, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. Submittal ma-
terial received by this time will be opened immediately after.
Project Title: West County Courthouse Art and Amenities Project
Project Location: 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL 33430
The Call to Artists is seeking proposals from eligible artists or artist-led
teams for a total commission of $40,000.
To qualify, artists) must be 18 years old at time of application and a resi-
dent of Palm Beach County. Prefreerence will be given to Artists who also:
(a) are permanent residents of Palm Beach County west of 20-Mile Bend;
(b) have been bornm and raised through age 16 in Palm Beach County
west of 20-Mile Bend; (c) demonstrate ability to involve community in
projects.
Artists are invited to attend a non-mandatory, pre-proposal site inspec-
tion on Saturday, February 5, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Palm Beach
County West County Courthouse, 38844 State Road 80, Belle Glade, FL
33430. Attendance is recommended and encouraged. To RSVP call 561-
233-0235 by February 3, 2005 4:00 p.m.
0 Obtain the complete Call to Artists 1) from the County's Art in Public
Places website www obceov com/fdo/art 2) in person at 3200 Belve-
dere Road, Bldg. 1169, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 3) by sending a
self-addressed, stamped envelope ($1.00) to the address above.

The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any pro-
posal irregularities, informalities, or technical deficiencies and to reject
any and all proposals.
ATTEST:
SHARON R. BOCK, CLERK AND'
COMPTROLLER
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: TONY MASILOTTI, Chairman
545829 CGS 1/13,20/05

HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
APPOINTEES NEEDED
The Health Care District Board is seeking one Individual interested in a
two-year term appointment to its Western County Health Care Advisory
Committee. This committee assists the District Board with allocation of
funding to support health care related programs in the area west of 20
mile bend in Palm Beach County. Appointee should be a City of Belle
Glade or Pahokee resident and have three years background in at least on
of the following areas: health care and/or social services delivery; health
care/hospital administration; public health. All applications must be re-
ceived by close of business on January 31, 2005. For more information
or to receive and application for committee appointment, please contact
Liz Hemandez-Cayson at (561) 996-0129.
545581 CGS 1/13/05


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

MMI


DISTRICT COURT
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
Case No. P52702
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Matter of the Estate of
JOHN E. KOHAN,
Deceased,
Notice is gereby given that the undersigned has been appointed and qual-
fied by the aboce-entitled Court on September 10, 2004, as personal
representative of the estate of John E Kohan, deceased. All creditors ha-
veing claims against the estate are required to file their claims, with sup-
porting documentation attached, with the clerk of the court, at the Clark
County Courthouse, 200 S. Third Street, Las Vegas, Nevada within 60
days after the mailing of the first publication of this Notice.
DATED this 12 day of October, 2004.
Cary Spencer
3016 Pier Harbor Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Submitted By:
BULLIVANT HOUSE BAILEY PC
Anne H. Wellbom, Nevada Bar No. 8719
3980 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 550
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: 702-650-6565
Facsimile: 702-650-2995
Attorneys for Cary Spencer
in The Matter Of The Estate Of
John E. Kohan
546354 CGS 01/13, 20, 27/05


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. forth 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
Rn-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


PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is soliciting
roposals for Adult services and activities funded through the Workforce
investment Act (WIA) in Region 24 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 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 Adult component is as follows:
February 2, 2005, 8:00am Adult RFPs available
February 18, 2005, 3:30pm 5:00pm Adult Bidders'
Conference
March 4, 2005, 4:30pm Adult Letters of Intent to Propose due
March 17, 2005, 4:30pm Adult Proposals due
April 13, 2005, 3:30pm 5:00pm Review Panel meets to
discuss and make recommendations for the Adult component
April 27, 2005, 9:30am 11:30am Program and Planning
Committee Meeting
May 11, 2005, 3:30pm Board Meeting
542764 CGS 1/13/05

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


NOTICE OF MEETING
GERBER GROVES WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
A meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of Gerber Groves Water Control
District will be held at the Barron Li-
brary, 461 North Main Street, La-
Belle, Florida, on Friday, January
21, 2005 at 10:15 A.M.
The purpose of the meeting is to con-
duct routine business.
Bryan Beer, Chairman
546716 CB/CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City oft Belle Glade
announce that their regular monthly
meeting is scheduled for 5:00 P.M.
on January 18, 2005 at the Admin-
istratin Onffice in Osceola Center,
1204 NW Avenue L Terrace, Belle
Glade, FL.
546022 CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF PAHOKEE
BOARD VACANCIES
The City of Pahokee has vacancies
on the following City Boards:
Economic Development Board
Community Relations Board
If you are interested in serving on ei-
ther of these Boards, please con-
tact the City Clerk at (561) 924-
5534 ext 28 or stop by the City
Clerk's Office at 171 North Lake
Avenue to pick up an application.
546837 CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF PAHOKEE
MEETING CONCERNING THE
RECONSTRUCTION OF
HIGHWAY 441
The Cities of Pahokee, Belle Glade,
and South Bay, and invited guest
Senator David Aronberg, will meet
in the Pahokee Commission Cham-
bers at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday Jan-
uary 20, 2005 to discuss the re-
construction of Highway 441. The
public is encouraged to attend. For
information, please contactthe City
Clerk at (561) 924-5534 ext 28.
546831 CGS 1/13/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade will accept bids for the
rehabilitation of a fire damaged
building. All details and specifica-
tions may be obtained at the Au-
thority's Administration Office in
Osceola Center, 1204 NW Avenue
L Terrace, Belle Glade, FL. ,
All bids should be sealed and clearly
marked and must be delivered to
the Authority's Office no later than
12:00 noon on Tuesday, January
18, 2005.
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade reserves the right to re-
ect any or all bids and to waive any
irregularities therein.
546543 CGS 1/13/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The monthly meeting of the Board of
Supervisors of the Flaghole Drain-
age District has been scheduled for
Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
4:45 PM. The meeting will be held
at Hilliard Brothers Office on 5500
Flaghole Road, Hendry County,
Florida
Joe Martin Hilliard
Supervisor
Flaghole Drainage District
546676 CGS 1/13/05



PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly
meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the Sugariand Drainage Dis-
trict has been scheduled for Thurs-
day, January 20, 2005, 5:15PM.
The meeting will be held at Hilliard
Brothers Office on 5500 Flaghole
Road, Hendry County, Florida.
Joe Marin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugarland Drainage District
546704 CGS 1/13,19/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly
meeting of the Board of Supervis-
ors of the Hendry-Hilliard Water
Control District has been sched-
uled for Thursday, January 20,
2005, 5:30PM. The meeting will be
held at Hilliard Brothers Off ice on
5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
County, Florida.
Joe Martin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugarland Drainage District
546711 CGS 1/13,19/05

PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on Janu-
ary 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863)
,675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
Jackie Blakey, D-9
TV, Dressers,
Misc. Household Items
Armandina Flores, J-50
Misc. Items
Valerie Lindsey, D-11
TV, Computer, Dressers,
Misc. Items
David Bryant, L-45, L-45
TV, Washer, Misc. Items
545861 CGS 1/13,20/05


Hall Tree
This handsome do-it-yourself
hall tree is a great way for
woodworkers to create an
American classic of their
own. The project measures
about .70 in. tall by 45 in.
wide by 21 in. deep.

Hall Tree plan
(No. 934)... $10.95
Hall Furniture Package
3 other plans
(No. C149)... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)

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and send with check to:
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Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
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Looking back ...

This photo from the Florida Archives shows the river steamboat Rosadele at Micco Bluff on the Kissimee River some-
time around 1910-1920.
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Courtesy photo
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee performs the official pro-
motion ceremony of Sgt. Carl Hilgenburg. Sgt. Hilgenburg is
an 18-year veteran of law enforcement.


Carl Hilgenburg promoted

Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie a SMSGT with the Unites States Air-
Lee is pleased to announce the force also served in an airborne
recent promotion of Deputy Carl division as a paratrooper. Sgt.
Hilgenburg to the rank of Sergeant. Hilgenburg will be assigned to the
Carl is an 18-year veteran to law east district road patrol division, pri-
enforcement, and employed with marily in the Clewiston, Montura,
this agency since 1999. Hilgenburg, and Flaghole area.


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGS
OF LANDOWNERS OF
FLAGHOLE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Flaghole Drainage District, and in
accordance with Chapter 298, Flor-
ida Statutes 1941, and law amen-
datory thereto, the Annual Meeting
of Landowners of Flaghole Drain-
age District, for the year 2004, will
be held at the office of Hilliard
Brothers of Florida, Ltd., 5500
Flaghole Road, Clewiston, Florida
on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at
4:30 P.M., for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business
as may properly come before the
meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that,
if a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Flaghole
Drainage District of Supervisors,
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting, he will need a
record of the proceedings and that,
for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
Board of Supervisors
Flaghole Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President
546662 CGS 1/12,19/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
SUGARLAND DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Sugarland Drainage District, and
in accordance with Chapter 298,
Florida Statutes 1941, and law am-
dendatory thereto, the Annual
Meeting of Landowners of Sugar-
land Drainage District, for the year
2004, will be held at the office of
Hilliard Brothers of Florida, Ltd.,
5500 Flaghole Road, Clewiston,
Florida on Thursday, January 20,
2005 at 5:00 P.M., forthe purpose
of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business
as may property come before the
meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that,
it a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Sugarland
Drainage District Board of Super-
visors, with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting, he will
need a record of the proceedings
and that, for such purpose, he may
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Sugarland Drainage District
By: Joe Marlin Hilliard
President

546694 CGS 1/13,20/05



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NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regu-
lar Meeting of the Board of Super-
visors of the Central County Water
Control District will be held en
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7
m. at the Montura Clubhouse,
Montura Ranch Estates, State
Road 833, Clewiston, Florida. The
purpose as this meeting is to trans-
act any and all business which may
come before the Board. If a person
decides to appeal the decision of
the Board of Supervisors with re-
spect to any matter considered at
the public meeting or hearing here-
in referred he or she may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based.
543135 CGS 1/13 20/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade will accept bids for the
re-roofing of forty-five (45) build-
ings. All details and specifications
may be obtained at the Authority's
Administration Office in Osceola
Center, 1204 NW Avenue L Ter-
race, Belle Glade, FL.
All bids should be sealed and clearly
marked and must be delivered to
the Authority's Office no later than
12:00 noon on Tuesday, January
18, 2005.
The Housing Authority of the City of
Belle Glade reserves the right to re-
ject any or all bids and to waive any
irregularities therein.
546531 CGS 1/13/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing wilm sell at public
Action, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to 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 #1G1YY0788G5122165
544052 CGS 1/06,13/05


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 otf which is 25 East Hick-
pochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
Al 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 to be 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 THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All 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 OECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is January __
2005.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Douglas L. Rankin
Attomey for Kenneth Warren
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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storm drainage."
This most recent funding
source will help to continue the
work being done at the street.
Once everything is completed,
the city hopes to benefit from the
roughly $1 million multi-phased
project.
According to Ms. Spence, the
city has completed some of the
work, with much of it from Canal
St. to Ave. A. While the money
would help to extend the effort to
stretch from Martin Luther King
Ave. to C Place, the ultimate goal
is to come full circle to Ave. A to
finish the project, said Ms.
Spence.
Before that happens, the city
will have to come up with an
additional $300,000. According to
Ms. Spence, the idea is to negoti-
ate with the South Florida Conser-
vancy District to seek funding for
the last portion. The money
would pay for the storm water
utilities portion of the project.
Once the money is in place,


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highlighted is in a different format
from what most schools use it
is "www.gladescentral.org"
rather than the school's current
URL
"http://www.palmbeach.kl2.fl.us
/gladescentralhs" the school
might have switched to the new
URL without the district updating
its site. When that happened, it is


Contract
Continued From Page I
went on strike. On Jan. 1, the
lodge reviewed the latest contract
from Florida Crystals and by a
majority vote of 584 to 42, the
lodge accepted the contract.
"We just have to live with it,"
said Joe Kyles, who had been
involved in the negotiations, rep-
resenting the workers on strike.
"It will have an impact on


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Continued From Page 1
Commission
workshop meeting
The Belle Glade City Commis-
sion will hold a workshop meet-
ing, Monday, Feb. 7, beginning at
6 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: 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.
ECMHSP now
accepting enrollment
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' children
ages six weeks to five years. For
more information or for an appli-
cation, please contact Rosa or
Maria at (561) 996-2232, Mon-Fri
8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at 2050
DudaRd. in Belle Glade.


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Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
City staff said the CDBG money will be used to work on some of the rougher areas of the


street.
city staff hopes to be done with
the project.
The city will also apply for
$100,000 under the same pro-


possible that the old, released
URL was used without permis-
sion from someone else. "God
knows who," said Karen.
Dr. Edward Harris, the princi-
pal at Glades Central, said the
school was notified of the prob-
lem a few weeks ago. Needless to
say, he wasn't laughing. "I
thought it was offensive. I thought
it was inappropriate," he said.
He said the school and the dis-
trict called the proper channels to
track it down and seems to agree
with the idea that someone not


employees."
According to Kyles, the three-
year contract did not reflect the
wishes of the workers who went
Son strike.
Though Florida Crystals
expressed an interest in keeping
30 of its drivers employed, the
rest, approximately 150, will "be
out of a job," he said. There was
light at the end of the tunnel,
though, according to Mr. Kyles,
who said that the company had'
offered to work with some of the


ESOL Classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in, the
Glades community. These classes
will be held in the following loca-
tions. St. Mary's Catholic Church-
1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee-
Father John Marricante, Priest; 1st
Haitian Baptist Church-200 S.W
Avenue B. Belle Glade-Rev.
Morales St. Hiliare, Pastor. Mary
Ann Rogers-Bell is the instructor
for these classes. Residents inter-
ested in attending should contact
Carmen Canales, Elisabeth
Joseph or Hilaria Camacho at
GCDC, 561-992-9500.
ECMHSP looking for
volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
,endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room 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 meaningful
experience.
Hurricane assistance
Federal disaster aid for Florida
residents affected by Hurricane
Ivan has been extended to Palm
Beach, and Okeechobee coun-
ties. Business owners and indi-
viduals who sustained damage


gram to help offset administrative
costs associated with its commu-
nity development department. To
qualify for the funding for the


affiliated with the school used the
address. "It is not the real infor-
mation," that should be there, he
said.
It will take time to fix the prob-
lem, but in the meantime Dr. Har-
ris asks the public to stop visiting
the link. The page that loads up
could contain any number of
unwanted items that could
spread to your computer, he said.
District computers are protected
from the threat because they
operate on a closed network.
Ms. Pierson is no stranger to


displaced drivers to offer them the
opportunity to serve as independ-
ent contractors in business with
the Florida Crystals.
Another issue lost for the lodge
was overtime pay for the farm
laborers. The company did not
stray from its initial position to
eliminate the overtime pay.
According to Mr. Kyles, farm
workers who work over 50 hours
will not earn time-and-a-half pay,
to which they had become accus-
tomed.


from Ivan may apply for assis-
tance by calling the toll-free reg-
istration 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 mil-
itary men in Iraq. If you have a
friend or a loved one serving in
Iraq and would like us to send
them a package of supplies, give
us their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure our
troops from the Glades are receiv-
ing support from their communi-
ty. For more information please
contact Elizabeth Cayson, Sup-
port-Our-Troops Wish List Chair-
person at 996-0129.
Hurricane relief
program
Glades Community Develop-
ment Corporation is sponsoring
the 2004 Hurricane relief pro-
gram. 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
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recipient of the "Neighborhood
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navigating the school Web site
and had already notified the dis-
trict of a previous mistake: The
misspelling of Belle Glade on the
Web site, which was missing an
"e".
"They fixed that quickly," she
said.
She didn't understand why the
district has not been quicker elim-
inating a more serious problem.
Still, she would much rather
continue to notice a missing letter
than a missing skirt.


The company worked with its
employees to offer only a 25 per-
cent increase in insurance costs,
down from an initial proposal of
40 percent. The catch, though,
according to representatives of
the workers, is a higher co-pay-
ment responsibility for workers
under the plan. The move means
more out-of-pocket expense for
the workers.
Florida Crystals also withdrew
its retirement offer for some
workers.


accessing these funds for the
development and improvement
of the community. The classes
will include FCAT preparation
skills, life skills training, home-
work assistance and basic com-
puter literacy. For more informa-
tion, please call Eleanor Johnson
at 924-5549, Monday through Fri-
day, from 5:30-8 p.m.


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Officers administered CPR in
the hopes of reviving Madison, but
were unable to revive the victim.
The Belle Glade Fire Department
arrived at the scene and helped to
transport Madison to Glades Gener-
al Hospital in Belle Glade, where he
was later pronounced dead.
When he was found, officers say
Madison's body was covered with
numerous gunshot wounds, mostly
to his chest. Bullets also seemed to


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have pierced his hand and leg.
Police spoke to witnesses of the
crime, but are withholding infor-
mation with the case still open.
According to Lieutenant Robert
Wheelihan, the arrest of Butts is the
first of the warrants issued. The
police hope to make another arrest.
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Lee Thomas, 20, of Orlando, for
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