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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 27, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, January 27, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper SInce 1923


Vol. 78 No. 34


At A Glance

Chamber promos
business contest
Local businesses are invit-
ed to participate in a beautifi-
cation contest hosted by the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce. Businesses will show
beautification improvements
to their structures and land-
scaping. Winners will receive
a cash voucher. For more
information, please call 996-
2745. If you need more than
one application you may
download it from the cham-
ber's Web site at www.bel-
legladechamber.com.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is host-
ing a Weekend Warriors pro-
gram at the Weed and Seed
Building, 224 Southwest 5th
Street in Belle Glade. The
tutoring program pays special
attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and
will be held Saturdays, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Elementary
and middle school students
are invited to participate.
The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting
classes and a youth mentoring
program. For more informa-
tion, please contact Carleen
Downing, 996-4220.
Pancake supper
The Church of the Holy
Nativity, 1020 E. Main Street,
Pahokee, will hold a Pancake
Supper from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 3. Everyone in the com-
munity is invited. Tickets are
$5 each and may be pur-
chased at the print shop, 137
E. Main St. or at the door. The
dinner includes all the pan-
cakes you can eat plus
sausage, stewed apples, and
-beverage. The event will be
held in the parish all at Holy
Nativity.
Glades NAACP meetings
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.
Sankofa Museum
on wheels
The community is invited
to view the one-day exhibit at
PBCC/Belle Glade of the
African American Museum on
Wheels Thursday, Jan. 27. The.
exhibit will be located in the
outdoor entry patio or on the
first floor hall if it is raining.
Miracle Temple
Revival
Join the Miracle Temple
Revival with Rev. Carroll Allen
at miracle temple 104 S.W. 16
St. (St. Rd. 715) in Belle Glade,
on Sunday Jan. 30 through
Feb. 5 starting at 11 a.m. until
6 p.m. Starting at 7 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday. Rev. Car-
roll Allen has been in the min-
istry for 22 years. He was the
pastor at the Cohutta Church
of God in Georgia for 12 years.
He Evangelized internationally
for three years, and is present-
ly pasturing the Ringgold

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Cost of life to cost of funding


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Leaders of the
tri-city Glades area, which
includes Pahokee, South Bay and
Belle Glade, agreed that efforts
being made to repair State Road
15 should be ramped up to
accommodate a new road
design.
The elected leaders, and visit-
ing senator, said they will work
on pushing the issue forward in
the coming year with the hope


that funding agencies will take
notice.
Tired of the number of accu-
mulated deaths that have
occurred on the road over the
years, and not satisfied with the
improvement project currently
being handled by the Florida
Department of Transportation
(DOT), they said they deserved
more.
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser
said, "I think we are getting short-
changed."


Florida Department of Trans-
portation officials were invited to
attend the meeting and present-
ed the project scope. According
to the DOT officials, the road link-
ing Belle Glade to South Bay will
be resurfaced, with improve-
ments made to eliminate such
dangerous elements such as the
steep banks that run along the
road in some locations. The idea
is also to amplify the size of the
road by widening it somewhat
and partially bending the curves


Pahokee: Entrepreneurs welcomed


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
City officials say that relocating the city hall building would be one way of tapping into
a more bustling commercial area for the city. Getting there, they will work hand-in-hand
with businesses.


City seeks business options
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza think about," she said. "They into city hall. Without proper
will change the entire face of funding, the project never took
PAHOKEE In a perfect the Glades." off.


world, flourishing businesses
vying for the dollars of tourists
in the area would greet those on
their way to the Pahokee mari-
na. Situated close to the banks
of Lake Okeechobee, on the
eastern side of the dike, they'd
offer the perfect complement to
the draws of the lake itself.
Perhaps before visiting the
marina to watch the sun set on
an evening sky, they'd spend a
day out on the town and would
grab a bite to eat at a local
eatery, visit the theatre and
catch a show or shop for some
souvenirs to take back home.
In a perfect world.
And though it will continue
to be the eventual goal, Paho-
kee City Manager Lillie Latimore
admits it will take some work
before the city gets there.
"These are things we have to


The reality, of course, is that
the site described currently con-
tains city hall, the police depart-
ment and the fire department.
Recently, Pahokee's leaders
brought the issue up at the Palm
Beach County Legislative Dele-
gation meeting held in Decem-
ber in Belle Glade. It's prime
property, they said, and should-
n't go to waste because of the
location of the three municipal
buildings. Opening it up to
commerce will, in essence,
wake the rest of the city up to
the possibilities of transforming
the city into a "destination
point."
In the past, efforts to relocate
the city hall building have gone
as far as the conceptual phase,
with a design of the planned city
hall building sometimes greet-
ing residents as they walked


With the regional water
treatment plant on the horizon,
Ms. Latimore also points to the
fact that the city's existing water
treatment plant, located across
from city hall, will no longer be
necessary. The cluster of prop-
erties that could conceivably be
used for commercial activity
makes the goal a more attrac-
tive proposition.
But had the visiting represen-
tatives extended a cart-full of
money, Ms. Latimore said it
would only have solved half the
problem. There is an important
step the city must take before-it
can make its ambitious dreams
become a reality.
Though the idea to remove
the municipal buildings off to
another section of the city is a
See Hall-Page 12


around the infamous "S" curve,
to corners that are less angled.
In doing so, they will be able
to raise the speed limit from its
current 35-mile-per-hour desig-
nation to 50 miles per hour. The
rough patches plaguing the road
would also be eliminated, the
representatives of the organiza-
tion said.
The project, which is in
progress at the moment, will
consist of two phases. The two
sections that will receive the


improvements are divided by
New Hope Charities, just outside
of Pahokee and extend to 5th St.
to the left and about a mile from
State Road 80 to the right. The
timeframe for the completion of
the total project is 775 days.
But to those attending the
meeting, the information wasn't
what they expected to hear.
Central to the discussion was
the "S" curve, which residents
See Road-- Page 12


Mom of baby




found dead


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE With investi-
gators still trying to piece
together her child's death,
police found the body of 34-
year-old Monique Evans Mon-
day, Jan. 24, at her home.
They are awaiting the results
of the autopsy to reveal the
cause of her death.
Ms. Evans was most recently
cast into the headlines as the
mother of a baby who, just
weeks ago, was found dead in
the toilet of Ms. Evans' apart-
ment bathroom.
Police were called to the res-
idence Monday morning.
Charles Barber, 55, her
boyfriend made the call lo the
police at approximately 6.30&-
a.m.
According to the police, Mr.
Barber and Ms. Evans shared


the apartment, located at 354
Rardin Ave.
Detective Calipto Gonzalez,
who is conducting the investi-
gation, said that foul play was
not immediately evident. He is
waiting on autopsy results to
determine the true cause of her
death.
In the meantime, the police
pore over the details of her
death.
"It just seems strange that
her baby's death happened just
two weeks ago," Det. Gonzalez
said Monday. "I always treat
deaths like homicides until I get
the medical examiner's
report," he said in describing
the processing of the crime
scene.
One possibility was Ms.
Evans' health.
See Mother Page 12


Subdivision



plans go forward

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza city commission Jan. 18, Mr.


SOUTH BAY-Are plans for
a 96-unit housing subdivision
still going forward for the city of
South Bay? Months after a
groundbreaking event attend-
ed by local leaders, representa-
tives of the city asked develop-
ers to provide answer.
In short, yes, Ron Davis,
Executive Vice President of
Dominion Developers said.
According to Mr. Davis, though
there have been some unfore-
seen delays setting the project-
back for the Miami-based com-
pany, progress on the planned
construction is assured.
In a presentation before the


Davis reinforced his company's
position on the issue and
pledged to continue working
toward erecting the homes.
He announced a short-term
schedule to the commission,
which included the submittal
of the final documents for
review by the city's planning
and zoning board by the end of
the week. If all is well with the
plans, he said, they will then be
submitted for review by the
commission, and final review
later this year after the compa-
ny applies for an amendment
in the current comp plan.
See Promise Page 12


Dr. Arrogante open for business


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Returning
to practice in the Glades after a
four-year absence, Dr. Carlito
Arrogante, OB/GYN, said he's
ready to meet the needs of
Glades residents once more.
With .his newly established prac-
tice in Belle Glade, he looks for-
ward to working in the area.
Dr. Arrogante is no stranger to
the area, having served the com-
munity since 1989. When Glades
General Hospital opened its
maternity section in the early
'90s, he worked with the hospital
to service patients in the Glades.
On Nov. 8 last year, he started
his practice up again, with an
office at 941 Southeast 1st St.
(located near the Social Security
office behind the restaurants
down Main St.).
Dr. Arrogante has a proven
track record in the Glades and
with his arrival last year, the staff
at Glades General Hospital wel-
comed him back.


Dr. Arrogante, at his office last
week described himself as a
"nice guy" who does his best to
take excellent care of his patients.
The doctor fits his self-descrip-
tion and likes to joke all the
while displaying his cheery
demeanor. "He's a nice person,"
Marianela Figueroa, who works
with him, says.
Of his practice, Dr. Arrogante
is proud of his continual pledge
to work with his patients. In his
years practicing, he is even more
proud to say, "I have yet to reject
a patient. Unless they're obnox-
ious," he interjects jokingly.
Dr. Arrogante is a native of the
Phillipines. After taking up his
profession in that country, he rec-
ognized the need to move on. At
that time, many were going off to
college and pursuing profession-
al careers, but as Dr. Arrogante
said, they were faced with uncer-
tainty.
"In the Phillipines, they gradu-
ate lawyers, accountants, but
there was no need for them,"


recalled Dr. Arrogante. "That was
the biggest problem."
With stories of his merchant
marine father, which described
in vivid detail life outside of the
Phillipines, he was ready to take
on a new experience.
In his late 20s, he moved to
Hawaii. His mother, having been
born there, was a, citizen of the
United States. Dr. Arrogante
spent a few months in Hawaii
before moving to New York City,
where he continued his studies.
He worked under an internship
program at St. Claire's Hospital in
Manhattan before eventually
finding his way to Florida.
Since coming here, he has
found his fit.
Though he lives in Lake
Worth, Dr. Arrogante has found
the regular drive to the Glades a
manageable one. Of the area, he
appreciates the differences of the
hometown community and the
big-city mentality.
See Arrogante Page 12


Dr. Carlito Arrogante.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 27,2005


In the military


Bryan L. Givens
completes training
Navy Seaman Recruit Bryan
L. Givens, son of Melinda L. and
Darryl L. Givens of Clewiston,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Dur-
ing the eight-week program,


Birth


Givens completed a variety of
training, which included class-
room study and practical instruc-
tion on naval customs, first aid,
firefighting, water safety and sur-
vival, and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also
placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This


exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-
tions" is designed to galvanize
the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of honor, courage and
commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means


to be a sailor.
Givens is a 2004 graduate of
Clewiston High School.
Petergay A. Drummond
completes training
Navy Seaman Petergay A.
Drummond, daughter of Lue M.
Drummond of Belle Glade,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training and was meritori-
ously promoted to her current
rank at Recruit Training Com-


Engagement


mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Drummond completed a
variety of training, which includ-
ed classroom study and practical-
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills
and confidence they need to suc-
ceed in the fleet. "Battle Sta-


tions" is designed to galvanize
the basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application
of basic Navy skills and the core
values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment. Its distinctly
"Navy" flavor was designed to
take into account what it means
to be a sailor in today's U.S.
Navy. Drummond is a 2003 grad-
uate of Glades Central High
School of Belle Glade.


Alyssa Grace Jones
Adam Jones and Shley Ward of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the birth of there daughter Alyssa
Grace Jones. She was born Nov.
3, 2004 at Palms West hospital in
Loxahatchee. She weighed seven
pounds, 11 ounces and was 18
1/2 inches long at birth. Maternal
grandparents are Danan d Teresa
Ward of Clewiston. Paternal
grandparents are Holly Janes and
Martin Carter of Clewiston. Great-
grandparents are Glenn and Joyce
Gilbert of Royal Palm, Bert Ward
of Alabama, deceased great-


Courtesy photo
Alyssa Grace Jones
grandmother Linda Ward Chap-
man, Brenda McGhee and Jue
Bennifield, of Clewiston, Flo
James of Belle Glade.


New graduate


East Tennessee State Universi-
ty conferred 1,064 degrees in
December's fall commencement
ceremonies, including one associ-
ate's, 747 bachelor's, 283 mas-
ter's, seven Ed.S., one M.D., 20
Ed.D., four Ph.D. degrees, and the
first doctor of science in nursing


(D.S. N.) degree. This class, which
includes August and December
graduates, is the second-largest
graduating class in ETSU history.
Among the graduates was Jessica
D. Irey, of Clewiston, with a BS
political science.


Colvin-Lara
Janet and Ronald Bair of
Clewiston are proud to announce
the engagement of their daughter
Tiffany Lyn Colvin to Baltazar
Nicolas Lara of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is the son of
Elizabeth and Nicolas Lara of
Clewiston. The wedding is
planned for early 2006.
The bride-to-be attended
Clewiston High School, she is
employed as a bus aide with
Hendry County Schools.
The groom attended Clewis-
ton High School, he is employed
as laborer, with Stanton.
After the wedding the couple
will reside in Clewiston.


Courtesy photo
Baltazar Nicolas Lara and
Tiffany Lyn Colvin


Wedding


Council is seeking


fishery applicants


The South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council is seeking
experienced and knowledgeable
members of the public to serve
on its fishery management advi-
sory panels. Advisory panel
members play a key role in the
fishery management process by
providing grass roots informa-
tion and guidance in the develop-
ment and implementation of fed-
eral fishery management plans.
The advisory panels are com-
posed of individuals who are
engaged in the harvest of, or are
knowledgeable and interested in
the conservation and. manage-
ment of the fishery or groups of
fish to be managed. Members
include recreational and com-
mercial fishermen, seafood deal-
ers and processors, conserva-
tionists, scientists, and
concerned citizens.
As the council moves forward
with the. .development of its
Ecosystem-Based Management
Plan for fisheries, it is soliciting
participation by non-government
organizations (NGOs) on
species-specific advisory panels
where representatives are not
currently serving. Other seats are
also open.
Advisory panel members are
appointed by the council and
serve for a three-year period,
based on the frequency of meet-
ings. As those appointments
expire, members currently serv-


ing on the AP can reapply for
their positions. These seats also
become open to new applicants.
AP members generally meet no
more than once or twice each
year and are compensated for
travel and per diem'expenses for
all meetings. Applications are
being accepted for the following
openings until Feb. 9:
NGO Seats are needed for the
Calico Scallop, Coral, Golden
Crab, King and Spanish Macker-
el, Rock Shrimp, Shrimp, and
Spiny Lobster Advisory Panels.
Other Open Seats:
King & Spanish Mackerel
Advisory Panel- One J.:.ri Car-
olina commercial seat.
Shrimp Advisory Panel: One
South Carolina commercial seat;
and two Florida
commercial/processor seats.
Snapper Grouper Advisory
Panel: One commercial seat.
Persons interested in serving
as a member on the council's,
advisory panels should submit
an application to the council
office. Applications can be
obtained by contacting the coun-
cil office at (843) 571-4366 (toll
free, 866/SAFMC-10). New mem-
bers will be selected during the
next meeting of the South
Atlantic Fishery Management
Council, scheduled for Feb. 28 -
March 4, in Savannah, Georgia.
Applications must be received by
Feb. 9.


Courtesy pnoto
Melissa Nicole Maxwell and Jason Michael Cunningham


Maxwell-Cunningham
Melissa Nicole Maxwell and
Jason Michael Cunningham were
married July 24, 2004 at Walnut
Creek Baptist Church in Danville,
Georgia.
The bride is the daughter of
Dawson and Olenre Mla.xwell of
Danville, Ga.
The groom is the son of Mike
and Jill Cunningham of Hahira,
Ga., formerly of Belle Glade.
The Rev. Paul Thompson offi-
ciated the ceremony.
The maid of honor was the
bride's cousin, Elizabeth Carr of
Macon, Ga.
The matrons of honor were
the bride's sisters, Kristie Martin
and Dawn Chapman. The brides-
maids were cousins of the bride,
Laura Grantham and Jacey Evens
all of Dublin,.Ga.
The junior bridesmaid was the
bride's niece, Madison Martin.
The flower girl was the bride's
niece, Jessica Martin.
The honorary bridesmaids
were, Ashley Bielling of Jack-
sonville, sister of the groom,
Martha Cunningham, of Valdosta,


Ga.,-sister-in-law of the groom,
Cheryl Gunter and Missy Mauk of
Atlanta, Ga., friends of the bride.
The best man was the groom's
brother, Chris Cunningham of Val-
dosta, Ga.
The groomsmen were Jason
Blair of Valdosta, Ga Scx'tt Srnith
of Atlanta, ,Ga arid lrrrte'.'. Sn'i'.v
of Tampa, all friends of the groom
and the groom's cousin Bryan
Royal of Belle Glade.
The junior groomsman was
the nephew of the groom, Bran-
don Cunningham, the ring bearer
was the grooms nephew, Bailey
Cunningham. The ushers were
Zeb Bielling of Jacksonville,
brother-in-law of the groom,
Chad Cunningham, of Chat-
tanooga, Tenn. Kevin Royal, of
Belle Glade, both cousins of the
groom and friend of the broom,
Billy Rimes, of Belle Glade.
The ceremony featured solos
by Martha Cunningham, sister-in-
law of the groom. Following the
ceremony, a reception was held
in the church's social hall.
The couple honeymooned in
Jamaica and are now living in
Warner Robins, Ga.


Obituaries


Danny Lee Powell
'Danny Lee Powell,. 57, of
Clewiston, died, Tuesday, Jan. 18,
2005 in Clewiston. Mr. Powell was
born in Lake Wales, and has lived
here for 20 years. Mr. Powell
worked as a field foreman. Sur-
vivors include daughters, Julia M.
Westberry, and Sharon M. Powell,
both of Clewiston; brother, Larry
Powell, of Lake Hamilton; sister,
Sandra Harnage, of Lake Wales;
and four grandchildren. Services
were held Jan. 22, 2005, at Akin-
Davis Funeral Chapel, burial fol-
'lowed at Ridgelawn cemetery.
Officiating clergy was Reverend
Johnny Abercrombie. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc. in Clewiston
is in charge of arrangements.


Gary Hainley
Gary Hainley, 53, of Clewiston,
died. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005. He
attended Grady High School and
graduated from Arkansas Tech.
Gary was a teacher with Palm
Beach County School District for
22 years and was also the ESOL
Coordinator for that district. He
was an adventurer and loved to
travel. He is survived by his son,
James Elliott Hainley of Clewis-
ton; mother, Eunice Hainley of
North Little Rock, Ark.; brother,
Paul Hainley of Pine Bluff, Ark.;
sister, Anita Irvin; nephew, John
Kevin Irvin; niece, Lauren Irvin all
of North Little Rock, Ark. Gary
was preceded in death by his
father, James D. Hainley. Warren


Harvey officiating. Burial was in
Frazier Cemetery in Humphrey,
Arkansas. North Little Rock Funer-
al Home in charge of arrange-
ments, www.northlittlerockfuner-
alhome.com.
Nola Cheryl Bock
Nola Cheryl Bock, 54, of
Clewiston, died, Jan. 24, 2005 in
Clewiston. She was born Dec. 10,
1950 in Wabash, Ind. to Robert
Nolan Kaiser and Carolyn Lee
Grindle Kaiser. She was a resident
of Clewiston for the past 20 years
and is a former resident of St.
Petersburg and Inverness. She
was a substitute teacher for Spe-
cial Education Children with both
Glades and Hendry County


Schools. Survivors include her
husband: Ronald Edwin Bock Sr.
of Clewiston; son, Ronald Edwin
Bock Jr. (Felicia) of Clearwater;
daughter, Lisa Ann Bock of Clear-
water; and -mother, Carolyn
Kaiser of Clewiston. A memorial
service will be held Friday, Jan.
28, 2005, 6:30 p.m. at the Com-
munity Presbyterian Church in
Clewiston with Pastor Angel
Ramos officiating. Cremation
arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Home, Clewiston.


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Legislators hear local wish lists

By Patty Brant care committee in the House and
From the sunset of Hendry Sen. Bullard expressed a need to
County's Enterprise Zone on Dec. be very careful with children, the
31 of this year to the revamping of most vulnerable residents. Sen.
Medicaid, the Hendry County Leg- Aronberg also expressed a willing-
islative Delegation's Jan. 18 meet- .. : ness to assist.
ing covered major issues affecting pat Dobbins, Executive Com-
all its residents. ., Immunity Health Nursing Director


Schools
Hendry County School Super-
intendent Tom Conner drew the
attention of Hendry County's legis-
lators District 77 Representative
Denise Grimsley, District 29 Sena-
tor Larcenia Bullard and District 27
Dave Aronberg to his concerns
for the upcoming legislative ses-
sion. Although District 27 includes
only a tiny corner of Lake Okee-
chobee in Hendry. County, Rep.
Aronberg said he considers
Hendry as part of his district and
wants to assist this area. His district
also includes all of Glades County.
Mr. Conner pointed to disparity
in state school funding. He said the
state subsidizes some of the
wealthier counties to the tune of
some $3,000 per student, while
some smaller, poorer counties
receive as little as $200 per student.
The superintendent explained
that this money cannot go directly
to the classroom, much of it goes
to pay employee benefits, the
operating and insurance. There
-are 7,600 students in this district
and 100 portables being used in
Hendry County schools at this
time. Currently Hendry County
School Board has one million-
square-feet under roof.
Sen. Bullard, who is on the Edu-
cation and Appropriations com-
mittees, promised to work closely
with Mr. Conner on his issues.
One of the top school funding
projects is to complete LaBelle
Middle School, connecting the
office to the school proper and
completing the media center.
City of LaBelle
Representing the City of
LaBelle, Superintendent of Public
Works Mike Boyle asked the dele-
gation to support the Education
Center of Southwest Florida, Inc.,
the new trade school to open on
SR 29 just south of LaBelle. Hendry
County Economic Development
Council Director Jan Groves said
that the feasibility study for the
school has been sent to USDA, and
the board is waiting for its reply.
She said financing is ready and
classes should open on campus in
fall 2006. The need now is for utili-
ty infrastructure going out to
ECSWF.
Mr. Boyle' also expressed
LaBelle's need for funding for a
newwaterplant.
County wish list
The county submitted an
extensive "wish list" for state fund-
ing, including:
A $1.5 million request for the
Clewiston-South Shore regional
water plant. City of Clewiston Utili-
ty Director and County Commis-
sioner Kevin McCarthy also put
forth a request to fund a regional
Clewiston-South Shore Water
Association water treatment plant.
The proposed plant will produce


Rep. Denise Grimsley, Sen. Dave Aronberg and Sen. Larce-
nia Bullard listen focus on Hendry County's needs.


three million gallons of water per
day for eastern Hendry/Glades res-
idents. Some funding is in line, but
more is required. The project is to
be let for bids in 2006. Senators
Aronberg and Bullard sponsored
this bill unsuccessfully last year.
Both are "on board" again and
Rep. Grimsley promised her assis-
tance in the House as well.
Mr. McMarthy commented that,
with the new plant "we may not
be able to afford it, but we will
have to have water to drink."
Sen. Aronberg said he would
also work for the project through
the Glades County Legislative Del-
egation.
$250,000 to develop a county-
wide plan to provide water and
sewer utilities;
$250,000 for phase II of the
county's stormwater master plan;
$330,000 to restore a historic
WWII hangar at Airglades;
$200,000 for improvements to
the Courthouse, which continues
to have moisture problems and
security needs;
$500,000 for stormwater
improvements at Four Corners;
$800,000 for mid-county
stormwater improvements;
$1.6 million for Airport-Sears
stormwater improvements;
$2.8 million for an Emergency
Operations Center;
$5 million for Wheeler Road
improvements;
$5 million for jail improve-
ments;
$5 million for government cen-
ter expansion.
In addition, County Administra-
tor Lester Baird highlighted several
grant applications the county
seeks:
$900,000 for phase II of the Dal-
las B. Townsend Ag Center to con-
struct an additional 12,000 square
feet of space;
$200,000 for a Department of
Environmental Protection grant to
phase II of the LaBelle Soccer Park;
$200,000 for phase II of, the
LaBelle Rodeo Grounds also a
DEP grant.
The county presented a num-


ber of other issues, including the
continuation of state funding for
road projects; legislation providing
for indexing (adjustment for infla-
tion) of all local option fuel taxes
shared with cities; authorization of
non-charter counties to levy up to
10-percent on purchases of natu-
ral gas, electricity and water;
authorization of non-charter coun-
ties to levy 5.3-percent tax on
phone, cable and wireless service;
reauthorization for the Enterprise
Zone for Hendry County for anoth-
er 10 years.
The current authorization sun-
sets Dec. 31. Evaluation of state
and local revenue-sharing pro-
grams, which favor larger counties
at present; continuation of funding
for other urgently needed pro-
grams; limitation of inpatient hos-
pital costs, nursing home-cost
share and Medicaid paid by small
counties to no more than five per-
cent of the county ad valorem tax
revenue; ensuring adequate water
supply for agriculture, economic
development and residential
needs; making sure rural Florida is
adequately represented in devel-
oping the state's water policy; pro-
viding payment-in-lieu-or-taxes
beyond the 10-year limit in coun-
ties where public sector owner-
ship exceeds 50 percent.
Health issues
Joanne Remer said Healthy
Start is a statewide coalition of
public/private partnerships that
targets pregnant women and
infants. In Lee, Collier, Hendry and
Glades, 20,000 clients were served
in 2003-04. She made four
requests of the delegation:
Restore Medicaid to pregnant.
women.
Reform Medicaid thoughtfully.
Support the Department of
Health's legislative budget for pre-
natal care, fetal, infant mortality
review, inter-pregnancy care to
educate women, update the
Healthy Start information system
and protect the Healthy Start pro-
gram.
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ment and a Robert Wood Johnson
fellow addressed the revamping of
Medicaid. She asked the legislators
to remember that the health
department acts as a safety net for
the uninsured. She asked them to
revitalize rural health caucus and
reminded them that there is no
local birthing hospital and asked
them to remember the impact on
rural areas in whatever they sup-
port in Tallahassee. She pointed
out the need to work more toward
connectability in telemedicine and
addressed the need for school
health nurse as.well as transporta-
tion problems in rural counties.
LaBelle office for
Grimsley
Rep. Grimrsley took the time to
recognize former Rep. Joe Spratt,
who served District 77 for eight
years, saying she would rely on his
advice. She also said she would
like to restore staffing at the District
77 office at the courthouse in
LaBelle and open one in Clewis-
ton. However, staffing for addition-
al offices is at the discretion of the
Speaker of the House. Still, she
said she is there every Tuesday
when not in Tallahassee and con-
stituents may call her at any time.


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clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.

Shame on you
I am a resident of Belle Glade, but I pass by Pahokee all the time.
I'm kind of concerned for some of the people in trailer park, I was
just wondering who is the one who takes care of the mess that's
left behind now after the hurricanes is it the commissioner?
Whoever's head of Pahokee should be ashamed of themselves for
letting their city continue to look like that. Maybe you can find out
when will Pahokee look better, I'm sure the residents can't be too
happy at what their seeing everyday that they're getting up and
leaving to go to work and coming home.
Martin King Day ignored
This is a three-fold question. Number one, where was the
mayor of Pahokee during the Martin King Day march in Pahokee
on Monday Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. and the ceremony at 11 a.m. The
Chamber of commerce executive secretary never gets up and
speaks even though her name is on the program and she's usually
there it would be nice to have her say a few words. Third ques-
tion, why is it never posted on the bulletin board by restaurant, the
date and time of the march, we. have it every year and its never put
there, These are my three questions.




Health advisory


commntte reconvenes


WEST PALM BEACH-The
Health Care District's Western
County Health Advisory Com-
mittee has reconvened to
determine the feasibility of
resuming the district's grant
program to support health care
related projects in the area
west of 20-mile bend.
Established in 2003, the
Western County Health Advi-
sory Committee advises the
district board by establishing
funding priorities, funding
mechanisms, recommenda-
tions for funding, and oversight
of funding programs for health
care related capital projects
awarded to local organizations
serving the Glades community.
Last year the Committee
awarded 14 grants totaling
approximately $180,000.
Recipients included Paho-
kee Fire Rescue, Glades Gener-
al Hospital, Brumback Health
Center, American Lung Associ-
ation, Belle Glade Public Safe-
ty, Glades Health Initiative,
Boys and Girls Club, Healthy
Solutions Resource Center,
Alzheimer's Community Care,
and Glades Area Association
for Retarded Citizens.
The Western County Health
Advisory Committee is a seven-
member committee chaired by
Health Care District Board
Vice-Chair, David Goodlett.
The remaining members
appointed by the Health Care
District Board include: Henry
Crawford (city of Pahokee),
Mary Kendall (city of Belle
Glade), Esther Berry (city of
South Bay), Olga Hayes (mem-
ber at large), and Rev. John
Mericantante (member at
large).
The committee is seeking a
replacement for its seventh
member, John Pitts, who
passed away last year. Anyone
interested in applying for this
two-year appointment should
be a city of Belle Glade, Paho-
kee, or South Bay resident and
have at'least three years' back-
ground in at least one of the
following areas: Health care


and/or social services delivery,
health care/hospital adminis-
tration or public health. All
applications must be received
by close of business on Jan. 31.
For more information or to
receive an application for com-
mittee appointment, please
call Elizabeth Cayson at (561)
996-0129.
About the Health Care Dis-
trict: A core responsibility for
the Health Care District is to
advance access to health cov-
erage for low-income residents
of Palm Beach County. This is
accomplished through a net-
work of physicians, hospitals,
pharmacies, and ancillary
health care providers.
The Health Care District cur-
rently operates an HMO,
licensed in the state of Florida
and administers benefits under
the Medicaid program.. The
Health Care District is also
responsible for the care of trau-
ma patients from the point of
injury to rehabilitation. The
district funds two, Level II trau-
ma centers and operates Trau-
ma Hawk for aero-medical
transports in cooperation with
18 other emergency response
organizations.
As a leader in children's
health, the district operates
over 160 school health clinics
and employs over 200 school
nurses who help to ensure that
more than 170,000 students
are healthy and ready to learn.
Additionally, the children's
health program includes 48
behavioral health profession-
als who work in elementary
schools to address behavioral
and emotional issues for stu-
dents.
The district operates a 198-
bed nursing home for residents
who require long-term skilled
nursing care that they cannot
receive at other nursing home
facilities. Glades General Hos-
pital, a not-for-profit subsidiary
of the Health Care District, pro-
vides acute care hospital serv-
ices for the residents of west-
ern Palm Beach County.


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Community Profile: Dante Dowers


, By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Dante Dowers.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Pahokee, Florida. But I was
raised in Belle Glade. I was just
born in the hospital down there at
that time, that's it. I'm from Belle
Glade. Belle Glade, Florida.
Q: What do you do?
A: I'm the director of parks and
recreation for the city of Belle
Glade. That consists of overseeing
the entire department here at the
golf course, the marina, the parks
and assist local organizations
with whatever it is we can assist
them with from a recreational
perspective.
Q: Why?
A: It's the drive. To make the
city of Belle Glade a better place
to live and enjoy from a recre-
ational standpoint. Simply
because I was raised here and,
therefore, with me taking advan-
tage of this opportunity, as far as
director of parks, I can truly make
a difference within all communi-
ties here. I went off to college to
better myself, now that I'm back,
I'm here to do whatever it is to
better my community as a whole.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I'm me. Kind-hearted, giv-
ing person who has a great deal of
respect for others. I believe in the
golden rule to treat others as you


would have them to treat you.
Pretty much just an enjoyable per-
son. (Q: How would your wife
describe you?) She would
describe me as a great person that
truly believes in what it is that I'm
doing. She knows that whatever I
do, I'm going to do it to the best of
my ability. She
knows that I'm
going to give
110 percent in
anything that I.
do.
Q: What
scares you?
A: My life is
based on the
unexpected. Dante Dowers
Whatever
comes my way,
it's like, "Oh well," and I'll deal
with it and move on.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: Tupac. I love Tupac. I think
he had some motivational music,
some very inspiring music. If you
listen to the lyrics of what it is he's
rapping about. Tupac is one of my
favorite artists. "Dear Momma."- I
like that one. That one there is
pretty much about how he was
raised and how much he really
appreciates his momma. In some
respect, I can kind of relate to
him.
Q: What irks you?
A: I'm a pretty easy-going,
humble person, but I'd hate for
anybody to aggravate me or really


get on my nerves. It's pretty hard
for anyone to really disturb me.
I'm so easy-going and I always
stay positive about everything.
When someone constantly gets
on my nerves and constantly bugs
me, that kind of irritates me a lot.
Especially when I've already told
you what's what and then you're
constantly bugging me. I don't
, like for anyone to bug me.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dearest to you?
A: Whoa. You kind of caught
me off-guard there something I
remember? I don't have anything
tangible, but words that my mom
has always shared with me. My
mother is not living anymore, but
pretty much the things that my
mother has always prepared me
for life: To do your best and to
respect others. That's something
that really has been with me for a
long time. She taught me to work
hard toward whatever it is you
want to accomplish. She always
told me to don't ever be nobody's
fool.
My mother was one of those
types of individuals that she was
straightforward with whatever it
is that she did in life. She was
going to let you know exactly
how she felt, she didn't hold no
punches. She expressed herself.
My mother's biggest dream for us,
man, was to grow up and do
something in life and not get
caught up into the rut. Don't get


caught up into the negativity that
goes on. She did whatever it is
that she had to do to raise me and
my brother and my sister.
I also had my godmother who
supported us a great deal. My
godmother and my mother, the
two most influential invididuals in
my life, besides my wife. My wife
is my number one. My mother's
name was Annie Dowers, my
godmother's is Ossie Bigelow -
she's still living. My mother, it
wasn't like she had this profes-
sional job, she did it working on
farms and stuff like that. My mom
used to bust her butt. She would
come home from work, fix us
food and the next thing you know,
she was asleep because she had
to get ready for the next day.
As I got older and I went to col-
lege, and during my practice at
football, when I reflected back on
how hard my mom used to work
and to where we were now. My
goal was to maintain my scholar-
ship to pay for my education. I
knew my mom couldn't really
afford me to go to college. I pretty
much went to school for free on a
scholarship.
.My momma worked on the-
field for years, man. Probably 20,
30 years, my momma worked on
the fields. All of the kids were
grown around that time so we all
contributed to help momma
make sure her well-being was
taken care of.


Relay for Life kicks off in March


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

It's almost that time of the
year again time for the annual
Relay for Life event. The event is
almost always attended well by
the Glades community and
involves the participation of resi-
dents in a night filled with enter-
tainment and fun all for a good
cause.
With the March date quickly
approaching, organizers with
the American Cancer Society are
beginning to enlist the commu-
nity in helping with the fundrais-
ing effort.
As most people know, the
event is a trademark event of the
American Cancer Society that
helps to raise money that will go
back to the research of cancer.
The society hopes that through
its efforts, great advancements
in the study of the disease can
be m ade. .. .r, ... ..
In the meantime, it serves as
an event that also highlights
those who have succumbed to
the disease, those who have sur-
vived and those who continue to
be affected by it.
Barbara Bell-Spence, a Belle
Glade resident who has served
as the chair for the event in pre-


vious years, is once again part of
the organizing committee. She
promises that this year's event
will once again prove to be a
success.
Each year, Ms. Bell-Spence
said, "We hope to get better and
better."
Having been a part of the
event for the past few years, Ms.
Bell-Spence has issued a chal-
lenge to all the cities in the tri-
city Glades area to come out to
join in the festivities and possi-
bly vie for top honors.
In the event, teams of 10 to
15 people are formed. Most
years, community businesses
sponsor one team each, with
great participation from area
banks, the hospital and especial-
ly the cities themselves. The goal
of the event is to have one mem-
ber of each team walking
around the track for the duration
of the event, which will be 18
hours again this year.
While teammates walk, a
slew of activities entertain every-
one else. The event has spon-
. scored a "Battle of the Badges," a
spectacular event that pitted the
local police departments against
one another in tests of
endurance, to include, eating


contests, strength and power, as
well as sumo wrestling. Enter-
tainment rounds out the show,
with bands from throughout the
area participating and there is
no shortage of food for the hun-
gry walkers.
One highlight of Relay for Life
in the Glades is the Luminaria
Service. For a few minutes, the
lights in the stadium are
dimmed and candles encircling
the track are lit while everyone
joins in remembering those who
have died as a result of the dis-
ease.
"There is no one who has not
been touched by cancer in one
way or another," Ms. Bell-
Spence said.
This year, the event will take
place May 20-21, starting in the
evening one day and ending the
next morning. The event rotates
from year to year through area
schools, Glades Central Com-
munity High School in Belle
Glade and Pahokee
Middle/Senior High School in
Pahokee. It is Pahokee's turn to
host the event.
One slight change this year
was made for the better organ-
izers are hoping. By holding the
event in late May, they hope to


decrease their chances of being
bombarded by the elements, as
they have been before. The cold
sometimes keeps everyone
jumping at the chance of walk-
ing around the tracks possibly
a good thing but the rains have
sometimes crept up on partici-
pants.,i
- In preparing for the Relay for
Life event in March, organizers
will be officially starting the
event at a kick-off to take place
Feb. 3 at 360 E. Main in Pahokee.
Occurring at the Pahokee Com-
munity Center, the program
starts at 6 p.m. Interested partici-
pants in the fundraising event
are asked to bring their team
ready to sign up for the event.
Organizers are hoping for
another successful event.
"It's 'a celebration of life,"
said Ms. Bell-Spence. "We pay
tribute to survivors and efforts
are made to continue to have
survivors."
For more information call
996-0100, ext. 607, or to attend
the kick-off, call Carla Cotton at
(561) 366-0013, ext. 127 or
Maria Reed at 914-1768.


Belle Glade beautification contest to begin


. BELLE GLADE In an effort
to improve the' overall look of
Belle Glade, the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce is begin-
ning a beautification contest
program, entitled TREEmen-
dous.
Reminding Belle Glade citi-
zens that the city received its
name from its original reputa-
tion as the belle (French for
beauty) of the Everglades, the
chamber is once again looking
for that familiar label. In a letter
addressed to the chamber mem-
bers, Ashley Tripp, from the
chamber, stated just how impor-
tant this contest is to the entire
city.
"We at the chamber want our
town to once again be branded
for its beauty and live up to its
name," she said. "We believe
that a town's beauty conveys a
message to its residents and visi-
tors alike that it is healthy,
vibrant and a great place to live."
The contest, which, is
designed to enhance civic pride,
will be judged in landscaping,
tidiness/clean-up, floral displays,
turf/ground cover areas, repair-
ing decaying structures, and


painting.
Exterior improvements can
be done by several different
means, including, fertilizing,
sprinklers, removal of weeds,
the planting of trees and plants,
improving entryways, repairing
fencing, and more.
Applicants will be judged
based on the overall improve-
ment of their business and will
be evaluated by independent
judges. All Belle Glade business-
es (profit or non-profit), public
institutions, governmental build-
ings, churches or civic groups
are eligible and encouraged to
participate.
The Chamber will award the
three overall, most improved
businesses on Saturday, April 23,
with cash vouchers. The prizes
are as follows:
Grand Prize $1,500 cash
voucher
2nd Place $1,000 cash
voucher
* 3rd Place $500 cash vouch-
er
These' cash vouchers may be
spent at any local businesses
that are'Active Belle Glade Cham-
ber members. So, if you've been


Club Meetings


Nu Kappa chapter
of Beta Sigma Phi
The Nu Kappa chapter of Beta
Sigma Phi held there last three
meetings at various members'
homes. In November, the meet-
ing was held at Marsha Smith's
home. A representative from the
Mary Kay Company put on a pres-
entation and gave us all facials.
Thanksgiving gifts were
exchanged between secret sis-
ters. In attendance were Julie
Zambory, Nora Ornelas, Becky
White, Liz Harrington, Betty
Hodges and Marsha Smith.
The Christmas get-together
was held at the home of Liz Har-
rington in Loxahatchee. Liz
served lasagna and various side
dishes and desserts. She then pre-
sented each sister with a small
Christmas goodie bag. Christmas


gifts were exchanged by those sis-
ters that were present, Nora
Ornelas, Marsha Smith, Julie
Zambory, Becky White and Liz
Harrington.
In January, Betty Hodges put
on a very patriotic meeting. She
served hamburgers, hot dogs and
apple pie in keeping with her
theme. She also gave each sister a.
satchel, which she had personal-
ized for them that included vari-
ous patriotic items such as a mag-
netic car ribbon and a flag. All the
members then joined in a game
of Cranium, which was loads of
fun. Betty's son Richard Hodges is
in the army presently serving in
the Middle East. Lourdes Meredith
was a guest at our meeting and
the members attending were
Becky White, Nora Ornelas, Julie
Zambory, Marsha Smith, Liz Har-
rington and Betty Hodges.


putting off buying that new car,
lawn equipment, furniture,
office telephone system, genera-
tor for the next hurricane sea-
son, or even your dream vaca-
tion to Hawaii because of the
lack of funds, here's your chance
to fulfill your heart's desire.
All you need to do for your
chance to win is to enter our
"TREEmendous" Beautification
Contest by completing an appli-
cation, return to the chamber by
Feb. 15, make your improve-
ments by April 15 and come to
the "Great American Clean-up"
event on Saturday, April 23 at the
city complex where the chamber


will announce the winners of the
contest.
You are invited to enter and
be a part of branding Belle Glade
once again as the "belle of the
Everglades". If you have any
questions or comments you may
contact us at 996-2745. If you
need more than one application
you may download it from our
Web site www.bellegladecham-
ber.com.
The chamber's beautification
committee is willing to assist
businesses form their beautifica-
tion plan, as well as take a
"before" picture, which is
required with the application.


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Wanted


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Fugitive
Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County Inc. is asking citi-
zens to help
locate Bill
Griffin, alias
Gregory Ash- ...
ley, Gregory
Bernard Ash- .."
ley, Ashley
Greg, wanted
for felony vio-
lation of pro-
bation grand Bill Griffin
theft motor
vehicle. His date of birth is 6-26-
66. He is a black male, 6' tall


and weighs 150 lbs. with black
hair and brown eyes. His last
known address was SW Avenue
C, Belle Glade. His occupation
is laborer.
If you know the whereabouts
of Bill Griffin or anyone 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 Stoppers Web site at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.
Griffin was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it. Infor-
mation for this week's column
was provided by the Belle Glade
Police Department.
Belle Glade Police Department
Jan. 17, Jason Posey, 20, was
charged with possession of
firearm by a convicted felon.
Jan. 17, Jaret R. Tirando, 23,
was charged with possession of


marijuana under 20 grams, and
petit theft.
Jan. 18, James Pringle, 52, was
charged with trespassing.
Jan. 19, Rhonda Elaine John-
son, 18, was charged with simple
battery.
Jan. 20, Robert Cohran, Jr., 33,
was charged with possession of
narcotic paraphernalia.
Jan. 21, Elias S. Beraza, 50, was
charged with violation of injunc-
tion, and aggravated stalking.
Jan. 22, Carlton Thomas, 33,
was charged with battery.
Jan. 22, Anita Perkins, 19, was
charged with battery.


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A dog's life
After a drug sweep at the Moore Haven Junior Senior High
School concluded Friday, OCSO Deputy Rick Voss said
canine partner Rex was frustrated because no drugs were
found. That's when Glades County Sheriff's Office Chief
Deputy Duane Pottorff volunteered to "play" with the drug
dog/attack dog.


Man accused
On Jan. 22, the Clewiston Police
Department's Narcotics Unit made
an arrest of Anthony D. Lyons Jr.
within the city limits of Clewiston
for charges of: Sale of crack
cocaine within a 1,000 feet of a
school, and possession of crack
cocaine with the intent to sell or
deliver within a 1,000 feet of a
school.
Lyons was arrested after nar-
cotics officers who were conduct-
ing an undercover operation at the
time reportedly observed a man
conducting a narcotic sale with
two unknown males within the city
limits of Clewiston.
After the completion of the


of drug sales
transaction uniformed officers
were instructed to conduct a traffic
stop of a vehicle that Lyons was a
passenger to. Once the vehicle was
stopped, Narcotic Officers made
contact with Lyons and requested
he exit the vehicle. Based on the
observation made prior to the traf-
fic stop, Lyons was searched yield-
ing two tubes containing a total of
23 pieces of crack cocaine with an
addition larger single piece of crack
cocaine found on his person. The
total net weight of the crack
cocaine was approximately four
grams in total, with a street value
approximated at $540.


Kissimmee Slough Shootout


Feb. 4-6 at Big Cypress
BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE
RESERVATION The smell of
gunpowder and the smoke from
dozens of campfires will descend
upon the Big Cypress Indian Reser-
vation Friday, Feb. 4 through Sun-
day, Feb. .6, during the seventh
annual Kissimmee Slough
Shootout & Rendezvous at Big
Cypress Seminole Indian Reserva-
tion.
Held each year at the Seminole
Tribe of Florida's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki
Museum at Big Cypress, the
Kissimmee Slough Shootout and
Rendezvous is an authentic Semi-
nole War Battle Reenactment, fea-
turing re-enactors in authentic peri-
od costumes, in a recreated battle
reenactment from the Second
Seminole War period that will take
place all three days.
In the 1830s, the United States
was attempting to enforce its poli-
cy of Indian removal. The Semi-
noles were facing the loss of their
homeland and their freedom. After
broken treaties and failed peace
parleys, the Seminoles took up
arms against removal. The U.S.
president and his generals thought
they could quickly overpower the
Seminoles. They buried settle-
ments, capturing and killing Indi-
ans along the way while scattering
many Seminole families. But the
U.S. military could not conquer the
Seminoles, who fought with
courage, determination and a
unique knowledge of the land.
Three wars were fought by the
U.S. military against the Seminoles
in the 1800s. These campaigns


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were the longest, costliest, and-
bloodiest of all the Indian wars.
Although many Seminoles were
killed or removed to present-day
Oklahoma, they were never defeat-
ed and to this day, their 3,000
descendants are known as "The
Unconquered" Seminole Tribe of
Florida.
The three-day event will also
include traditional music, south-
eastern native dancing, archery,
Seminole food and storytelling, and
Seminole and pioneer artisans at
work on their crafts and wares. Peri-
od settlers from around the country
will make and trade a variety of
items from the Seminole wars era.
Wood, iron and silver till be worked
and hewn as in times past.
"I urge everyone who is interest-
ed in the process of learning to
come to the Museum for the Kissim-
mee Slough Shootout," said Ah-Tah-
Thi-Ki Museum Executive Director
Tina Osceola. "This event is the-ulti-
mate opportunity to have a little fun
while gaining an education."
The Shootout will be held at the
Museum from 9. a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily, Feb. 4-6 on the Big Cypress
Indian Reservation located north of
1-75 (Alligator Alley) exit 49,
between Naples and Fort Laud-
erdale.. From LaBelle, take SR 80
east to CR 833, turn right and fol-
low the signs. From West Palm
Beach, turn left off SR 80/U.S. 27 at
Evercane Road, just outside the
Clewiston city limits.
All activities are free with admis-
sion to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.
The price for adults is $6, and $4 for
seniors and students. Children five
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Wearing the padded sleeve used for training, GCSO Chief
Deputy Duane Pottorff braces for the attack. Rex, the four-
footed half of the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office canine unit,
is trained to stop suspects in addition to locating drugs.


Police make


narcotics arrests


CLEWISTON On Jan. 17,
the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment's Narcotic Unit conducted
two separate street level arrests
that resulted in two males being
arrested both for the possession
of narcotics with the intent to sell
or deliver, along with other subse-
.quent charges.
H/M 'Jorge Quinones was
arrested, after a brief pursuit
ended in the driveway of
Quinones' residence. Quinones.
was apprehended and arrested
for fleeing to elude, possession of
marijuana with the intent to sell
Or deliver, having in his posses-
sion 81 grams of marijuana pack-
aged for individual sale, and no
vehicle registration. An ou'tstand-,
ing Volusia County warrant for


Quinones' arrest was also discov-
ered.and a hold was placed on
Quinones by the Volusia County
Sheriff's Office to be transported
to Volusia County once Clewiston
Police Department charges are
completed.
B/M Doie Johnson was also
arrested during a traffic stop due
to the officer's prior knowledge of
Johnson's license being suspend-
ed or revoked. After being placed
under arrest for the suspended
license, approximately 1.7 grams
of crack cocaine was found in the
immediate possession of John-
son. Additional charges for pos-
session of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia were
also added.


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is pleased to announce that
Ronald B. Smith
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Mr. Smith has over 25 years of state and
federal criminal trial and appellate experience
including defense of drug trafficking, gam-
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domestic violence, and DUI. Former Assistant
State Attorney & formally board certified in
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The firm is pleased to announce that
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immigration and bankruptcy law.
The firm will continue its practice in family and
dependency law, including divorce, child support,
adoption, alimony, modification and paternity as
well as civil litigation and general practice.
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Techbridges bridges gap between school, work


By Adam Weiland
CLWISTON Techbridges,
an open-entry, open-exit pro-
gram for students aged 16-21,
helps students bridge the gap
between school and work, offer-
ing young people assistance with
GED and FCAT testing, and
employability skills, from prepar-
ing applications and resumes to
preparing for job interviews.
Unlike most community col-
lege or other college preparatory
programs, Techbridges open-
entry/open-exit enrollment,
which allows students to enter
the program or exit the program
at any time, allows them to work
at their own pace.
"Students enter the program
'to get an education and comput-
er skills," said instructor Patrick
Coleman. "To better themselves.


It gives them a chance to get edu-
cated and it is a safe, educational
environment to learn. You also
have the opportunity to work at
your own pace."
Sponsored by the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development
Board under the Workforce
Investment Act, Techbridges is
located at 475 E. Osceola Avenue
in Clewiston above the adult
school.
Open to students from 16-21,
most students are referred by
word-of-mouth or from the adult
school.
Currently, 25 students are
enrolled in the program, the
highlight of which is learning to
build a computer. Once the com-
puter is completed through pro-
gram and after meeting their
goals, they are allowed to keep

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their creation.
"The atmosphere here is dif-
ferent from most schools," Mr.
Coleman said. "We have an
employment atmosphere. The
dress code isn't strict but it is of a
business nature."
As part of the emphasis on
employability, Techbridges part-
ners with local businesses whose
employees share their experi-
ence in different career fields.
"We have many employers
that come in and speak to the
students about entering the job
force and what employers look
for in prospective employees,"
Mr. Coleman said.
Some of the local business-
men and women involved in the
program include Carl Berner of
Berner Oil, Nardina Simmons, of
Florida Community Healthcare


Staff photo/ Brenda Jaramillo
Chappy's Country Store at 1205 E. St. Rd 78 in Lakeport is open under new manage-ment.
Owner Craig Miller, who took over the operation a year ago, was the meat manager at U-Save
for 16 years, while partner Tresia Smith was the U-Save store manager for 12 years.


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under new management


By Tracy Whirls
Chappy's Country Store at 1205
E. St. Road 78 in Lakeport is open
under new management.
Owner Craig Miller, who took
over the operation a year ago, and
partner Tresia Srith, to.gethl
have morethan,2S ears in the gic.-
cery business, having come to
Chappy's from U-Save where they
worked as the meat manager and
store manager respectively.
A full service grocery store and
deli carrying USDA choice meats,
custom cut, Chappy's offers lunch
specials in the deli, including fresh
deli salads and homemade meals.
Chappy's also offers carryout and
catering.
"We're coming out with our
own line of smoked items," Mr.
Miller said, adding that sausage is
their specialty.
"Everyone says we 'make the
best breakfast sausage," Mr. Miller


said, adding that he may start offer-
ing "Chappy's" sausage to other
stores and grow his own business
in the process.
Mr. Miller said he wants folks to
know that Chappy's is more than a
drive-by coi ivenience store.
"We're here, we're friendly,
and we're not just a grocery store,"
Mr. Miller said, noting that Chap-


py's also offers UPS Shipping. "We
feel like we are the 'Old Country
Store,'" Mr. Miller said. "You can
come here and get pretty much
anything."
Chappy's Country Store in
Lakeport is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
daily. For more information or to
place an order phone (863) 946-
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the Workforce Board, as well as
others.
Techbridges is open to stu-
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ing to earn their diplomas. Stu-
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Glade View
Elementary
"Expect More"
Principal's Writing Challenge Cere-
mony
Principal Mary 0. Evans, at Glade
View Elementary began the Princi-
pal's Writing Challenge this fall. There
were a total of 64 students in grades
3-5 who earned a score of 4.0 and
above, which met the criteria for this
challenge. The students received a
formal invitation for their parents to
attend the ceremony, which took
place this past December.
"Expect More" is the school's motto
and raising student achievement is
the primary focus. Principal Mary 0.
Evans does more than communicate
this she demonstrates it as well.
Within her program, she included a
mini FCAT writing presentation for
parents by Mrs. G. Boldin (3-5 Litera-
cy Coach). The presentation was very
parent-friendly, which focused on
explaining to parents (using the writ-
ing rubric) how their son/daughter
essays are being scored. All parents
received an information packet to take
home.
After the presentation each student
received numerous prizes and a writ-
ing certificate. The principal's Writing
Challenge Awards Recipients are
below. The principal gave acknowl-
edgements and closing remarks.
Refreshments were served. Students
enjoyed refreshments with their par-
ents.
4.0: Lourdeline Atus, Chenell Brown,
Cory Barrett, Rishad Carrigan,
Alexandra Carter, Guerline Charles,
BreAnna Clark, Zykia Clark,
Ka'Milyah Collins, Lekisha Crawford,
Milenka Darius, Reberca David, Lon-
nie Davis, Walter Davis, Brittany Fifer,
Loukeria Gary, Ja'Quavis Grantlin,
Ronica Jemmott, Vincynthia Jones,
Vladimir Joseph, Leon King, Terrel
Knowles, Maline Legros, William Like-
ly, Kieyana McGrew, Donkeisha
Miles, Vanessa Muniz, De'Trevious
Pace, Junior Paul, Victoria
Petithomee, Clayton Pusey, Crystal
Salter, James Sanford, Bitedra Shan-
non, Keonte Simmons, Arnetta Smith,
Keshayla Smith, Jonteria Spivey,
Kasandra St.Gerard, Daniel Thermi-
dor, Marken Vilson, Christen Weath-
erspoon, Paul Whyte, Michael
Williams, Hy'Deia Wilson, Jaime Wil-
son, Tevin Wilson.
4.5: Shameka Dort, Chi'keyarra Hard-
en, Paul Simpson.
5.0: Rose Amilicar, Harry Fleurant,
Eliana Garcia, Tamara Nicolas, Keith-
lin Patrick, Khalil Patrick, Curtisha
Pryor, Asiunique Salter, Frandy Vil-
son, Christelle Voltaire, Curlisha
Washington, KendraYoung.
5.5: Mikelita Jean.
6.0: Willie Wilborn.
Employee Of the Month
On Monday, Jan. 10, Mrs. Mary 0.
Evans, Principal of Glade View Ele-
mentary announced Mrs. Teresa
Bledsoe as the Employee of the


Month for January. Mrs. Bledsoe is the
SAI (Supplemental Academic Instruc-
tion) teacher. She works with third and
fourth grade students, and has
worked at Glade View for 15 years.
She is the Academic Games Sponsor,
RIF Coordinator and Reading Counts
Coordinator. Her main priority is to
motivate the students to read. Mrs.
Bledsoe also participates in our
schools FCAT tutorial program. She
enjoys working with the staff and stu-
dents here at Glade View. Glade View
Elementary would like to thank Mrs.
Teresa Bledsoe for her dedication and
hard work.

Glades Central
High School
Congratulations to Mr. Balzano's
American History students for being
selected "Student of the Week" for
Jan. 21, way to go American History
Raiders. Miguel Medellin, Tiffany Hall,
Angel Escobedo, Miquanza West.
Congratulations to Mr. Balzano's
American History students for earning
the 101% award for going above and
beyond in the study of American His-
tory. Yararey Garcia, 'Cedrick West,
James Ingram, and Rayla Allen.

Gove Elementary
School
Top volunteers
Congratulations to the following vol-
unteers for being selected as 'Top Vol-
unteers" during the first semester:
Claudia Gutierrez, Ana Gomez, Thel-
ma Green, Elizabeth Hardwick, Clara
E. Maria, Willie Perry, Sulema Pesina,
Tracy Posey, Josefina Rodriguez, and
Carmen Vargas. Each will receive a
special 'Top Volunteer" certificate for
contributing over 60 hours of volun-
teer work during the first half of the
school year.
Art news
It is time again for the South Florida
Fair and once again all Palm Beach
County schools were invited to deco-
rate a 3' x 3' star to be displayed dur-
ing the Fair. The Gove Elementary Art
Club designed a tile mosaic star with
a waving American flag to match this
year's theme "Hollywood". In addition,
two of our student artists are also
exhibiting their work at the Fair.
Kevaun Gayle, first grader, assembled
a collage of his family and Francisco
Lincoln, sixth .grader, created an
Aztec Sundial. Look for these fine
works in the Expo Center at the South
Florida Fair. During the months of
January through March, five Gove
Elementary artists will have their art-
work displayed in the Palm Beach
County K-12 Student Art Exhibition at
the Fulton-Holland Educational Cen-
ter in West Palm Beach. The student
artists are: Kassidy Roberts and Gio-
vanni Oliva (second graders), Angel
Martinez, Andrew Hamilton, and
Giselle Moreno (sixth graders). We


are proud to have them representing
Gove Elementary.
Coming up in February is the huge
ArtiGras Festival in Jupiter. Gove has
the following six student artists show-
ing their art work at this event:
Jonathan Levy (K), Raul Morales
(1st), Angela Trevino (2nd), Ja'kiria
Kleckley (3rd), Isabel Hernandez
(5th), and Lyndsi Miller (6th). Isabel
Hernandez' imaginative drawing of a
"Mechanimal" (part machine, part ani-
mal), has been selected as a finalist in
this competition. We wish Isabel the
best of luckl
Making the grade
Congratulations to Phyllis McAllister,
Instructional Assistant, for being
placed on the President's Academic
Honor List during the fall semester at
Palm Beach Community College. Ms.
McAllister's grade point average was
among the highest at the college. We
are proud of Ms. McAllister for her
academic achievement and wish her
continued success in all of her future
endeavors.
Wellness fair
Special thanks to all of the students,
staff, parents and community mem-
bers who attended the recent Well-
ness Fair sponsored by the Gove Ele-
mentary Wellness Team and several
community partners. Stations were
set up in the Media Center where staff
members from Glades General Hos-
pital and the Health Care District were
on hand to check heart rate, blood
pressure, oxygen level in the blood,
flexibility, upper body strength, hand
strength and body mass index. The
fair was the kick-off event for our
annual community fitness program
being offered by Mrs. Ellen Smith and
Mr. Victor Carril, Physical Education
Instructors. The program will be
offered every Tuesday from 5:00 -
6:00 p.m. in the school Media Center.
The Gove family is excited about
becoming physically fit in 2005 and for
being in the forefront in the connec-
tion of health to learning.

KEC Canal Point
Elementary
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point
Elementary held its FCAT Mini Camp
for parents of students in grades3-6
on Saturday, January 22. Parents
were given FCAT testing strategies
and activities to use with their stu-
dents at home in helping them pre-
pare for the test. Chili Dogs and
desserts were served. Each student
who attended received a special prize
which was donated by our sister
school, Golden Grove Elementary.
Thank you to all parents and
guardians who attended. We would
also like to thank Golden Grove Ele-
mentary for their continuous support.
The SCECME Club meets each
morning to prepare for the SECME
competition that will take place on
Saturday, March 6. Students are busy


designing and building a mousetrap
car and a bridge that must withstand
40 pounds of weight.
Dates to Note:
2/11-Bring Your Sweetheart to Read
K-2
2/15 SAC Meeting

Pahokee Elementary
School
Monthly S.A.C. Meeting
Pahokee Elementary School cordially
invites all parents and community
members to our monthly S.A.C. Meet-
ing. The meeting will be held on
Wednesday, Feb. 16 beginning at 6
pm, in the cafeteria. For more infor-
mation, please call the school at 924-
6466.
Second Grade field trip
The school is in need of parent chap-
erones to assist with upcoming field
trips. On Thursday, Jan. 27 our 2nd
graders will be going to Museum of
Science and Discovery in Ft. Laud-
erdale. If you are interested, please
contact Mrs. Johnson by calling 924-
6466 between 2:30-3:30 pm daily.
Extra FCAT practice
Students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 can
receive additional practice to help
them prepare for the upcoming FCAT
test. Our primary computer lab will be
open for parents to bring their stu-
dents to work on FCAT Reading and
Math programs. The computer lab will
be open from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings until March
1st. If you have any questions, please
contact Ms.Y. Williams at 924-6544.

Glades Day School
Elementary
The k-3 through second grade ele-
mentary students have enjoyed sev-
eral entertaining field trips over the
past few weeks. On Thursday Jan. 20,
the youngsters traveled to the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center to see a
presentation of "Peter Rabbit". Then
on Wednesday Jan. 26, they again
had the opportunity to see a perform-
ance, this time it was "Curious
George". The students thoroughly
enjoyed both shows.
Beginning today, Jan. 27, the young
Gators will be bringing you the oppor-
tunity to purchase and enjoy delicious
Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, brownies,
and other kinds of goodies. The ele-
mentary school began this fundraiser
last year, and everyone enjoyed the
products so much, it was considered
a big success. The treats will be on
sale through Feb. 9, so be sure to con-
tact a GDS youngster to place your
order.
The Student Council took its annual
Business Day field trip on Tuesday,
Jan. 25. The group traveled first to
Everglades Farm Equipment in Belle
Glade and then to Wal-Mart in Clewis-
ton to experience the daily operations
of both businesses.


Community Fitness Program kicks off to high numbers


BELLE GLADE The Grand
Opening of Comrr unit' Fitness
Program at 56 p m -Jan 20 was a
great success with over 40 Glades
residents experiencing, the fun fit-
ness equipment and health fair
provided by Glades General,
Schools Nurses, Gove Wellness
Team and the physical education


department. Residents learned
their heart rate, blood pressure,
02 level iri their blood, handgrip,
BMI, upper and lower body flexi-
bility and more.
Jan. 18 was the first Communi-
ty fitness night where parents and
students explored the fitness pro-
grams at the Gove Elementary's


Courtesy photo

Glades General Hospital volunteers, from left to right back,
Richard Young, Gary Suarez, Alain Dalida, and left to right
front, Carmen Walls and Karen Schutzer participated in a
successful Community Fitness program.


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Media Center or walked one of
the two trails and played sports
with Coach Carril and Ms. Jacks at
Mace Park.
The Heart Trail, sports and
individualized fitness programs
for families will be offered during
the two, six-week programs.
(Winter-Jan. 18-Feb. 23. Spring-
April-May 10.) They will also have
another wellness fair to kick-off
the spring program in March with
recognition of our sponsors.
Gove Elementary could not
have done this project without the
group effort of the faculty, staff,
PTO, SAC, Gove's Wellness team
and the following organizations:
a. Belle Glade Recreation,
Blum Foundation, Coordinated
School Health, Port of Palm
Beach Commissioners,; City and
County Commissioners, National
Alliance of Youth Sports, SHAC
and the Palm Beach County
Health Department.
The Wellness team's objec-
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Glades Community. We must
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their day. This will make it clear
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Thursday, January 27,2005


Jordan wins FLW opener


By Mark Young
After four days of battling the
mysteries of Lake Okeechobee,
intense morning fog, and a cou-
ple of hundred of the top anglers
in the world, Kelly Jordan walked
away with the FLW opening
series victory.
Jordon, hailing from Mineola,
Texas, came from sixth place -
and a 10-pound deficit to top-
ple the field on the final day of
weigh-in to claim not only a first
place points standings in the run
for the FLW championship, but a
cool $100,000 payday.
This was Jordan's first FLW
victory and he captured the win
by throwing the dice on the final
day of fishing. Jordon said he
knew he could catch a limit in his
original spot he had planned, but
took a gamble on an area where
he thought he could find the big
ones.
The gamble paid off in a big
way, as Jordan brought in 23
pounds on the final day, surpass-
ing the rest of the field, and
claimed a four-pound margin of
victory. Jordon's gamble didn't
bring in a full limit, but he certain-
ly found the kind of weight he was
looking for in the heavy grass
mats of the Monkey Box.
Team Pedigree's Steve
Kennedy, from Alabama, was the
man to beat heading into the final
day. Kennedy had a remarkable
comeback of his own after finish-
ing day one in 39th place. He
came back to land in the top 10
with more than 25 pounds on day


Courtesy photo
FLW anglers had more than their competition to deal with
over the course of four days. Mother nature had thrown in a
little twist with heavy fog, but it didn't stop these profession-
als from getting the job done.


two. Kennedy leapt into first
place, and while he had competi-
tion right behind him, never
thought Jordon would be the one
to overcome a 10-pound deficit to
take the title from him.
Kennedy said Jordon deserved
the win and felt he was in trouble
when his final day didn't even
bring in 10 pounds. Kennedy said
he knew he needed a 20-pound
day to feel comfortable with his
lead and just didn't get it.
What Kennedy did get, howev-
er, was a $36,000 payday. Dean
Rojas, of Grand Saline, TX, took
third place for $25,000. Japan's
Shinichi Fukake held his own to
win $20,000 for fourth place. Ken-


tucky's Terry Bolton rounded out
the top five to win $18,000.
FLW paid out 75 places in all
and local fishing hero Scott Martin
finished his first 2005 FLW tourna-
ment with a solid 20th place
effort, leaving him well within
striking distance of the point lead-
ers.
Sebring's Dwight Ameling
won the co-angle division, taking
home $20,000, dominating the
field by more than 11 pounds.
The FLW professionals won't
have far to go to launch their sec-
ond series tournament. The FLW
tournament heads to Lake Toho,
in Kissimmee to continue compe-
tition.


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often referred to as the "couch-
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rest to other activities. Nick is
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faithful visitor to Blue Spring,
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event for manatees. Paddy Doyle
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her tail was badly mutilated
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every summer since 1994 in the
Marco Island area of Florida.
Jemp travels a wide range of
Florida's west coast, and Vector
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has been tracked as far north as
the Suwannee River.
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tees remain in the United States
today, and they are listed as
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Wildlife Service. SMC's Adopt-A-
Manatee program helps to fund
education and public awareness
endeavors, research, rescue and
rehabilitation projects and advo-
cacy and legal efforts to help
protect manatees and their habi-
tat. SMC is the world's leading
manatee conservation organiza-
tion and was established in 1981
by U.S. Senator Bob Graham
and singer/songwriter Jimmy
Buffett.
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manatees or the Adopt-A-Mana-
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500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland,
FL 32751, or call (800) 432-JOIN
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, January 27,2005


Road
Continued From Page 1
refer to as Dead Man's Curve for
the notoriety attached to the
stretch of road that has claimed
lives. Though fixing the road and
patching up some of the rougher
areas was an appreciated tempo-
rary fix, they said the bigger pic-
ture was in finding some way of
eliminating the curve entirely.
"We're just very disappointed
that in 25 years we can't get from
the overlay mode to re-alignment
and construction," said David
Goodlett, who represented the
Sugar Co-Op in the discussion.
"So that in 25 years from now,
we're still not worrying about our
families getting killed."
Morteza Alian, district consult-
ant management engineer with
DOT, said that such construction
requests could not be accom-


Promise
Continued From Page 1
Mr. Davis cited several factors
that contributed in pushing the
project back temporarily, includ-
ing the two hurricanes that struck
the Glades area late last year.
According to Mr. Davis, the hurri-
canes "came in and set things
back," for several months. With
residents in the area curious
about the timeframe for construc-
tion, the city thought it appropri-
ate for the company to speak to
the community.


Hall
Continued From Page 1
step in the right direction, there
are more important matters to
contend with, Ms. Latimore said.
Working off a list of small busi-
nesses that have expressed an
interest in moving to the city, Ms.
Latimore meets twice a week
with the prospective business
owners and discusses the oppor-
tunities available to them. Her
reasoning: Before moving the
buildings and letting some of the
other businesses that cater to
tourism have a chance at the
properties, there must be a foun-
dation of businesses established
throughout the city. It's some-
thing that is sorely lacking
throughout the area. "We don't
even have a dry cleaners here,"


Glance
Continued From Page 1
church of God in Georgia for the
past three years, while he still con-
tinues to evangelize. The Celebra-
tion Singers will be at the Miracle
Temple Revival on Sunday night.-
Jimmy Gibbs will be on Monday
night, Glory singers on Tuesday
night, Carol Peaden sings on
Thursday, and L. J. Margolis on
Friday. Pastor Nichols is the pastor
of the church. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.


Arrogante
Continued From Page 1
"The Glades is just like home in
the Phillipines people are down-
to-earth here," he said. "They're
much more forgiving and really
nice people, I have no qualms
about that."
In his spare time, the doctor
enjoys fishing, though he admits to
not catching much, but delights in
the relaxed mood of heading out in
the morning and spending a day
on the water. In his youth, he liked
riding motorcycles and owned a
Gold Wing before selling it. He
wonders aloud whether it's time to
revisit the possibility of riding again.
"I wanted to buv a Harley. but I


polished under the funding being
provided to the current project.
Using what he called resurfacing
dollars to complete the task, he
said the department could not use
the money to pay for the con-
struction costs related to building
a straight thoroughfare that
would avoid the curve. He said
the department had recognized
the importance of addressing the
curve and, as a result, took extra
measures "above and beyond" to
ensure the safety of the plans. He
said his team did as much as was
possible with the right-of-way
limitations they had to work with.
Mayor Sasser, one of the more
vocal speakers at the meeting,
asked, "My question is, we need
to know where do we apply the
pressure (to make the request). I
need to know where we need to
apply the heat."
That was the obligation of the
Palm Beach County Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO),


"One of the biggest things,"
Mr. Davis told commissioners,
"you have not had a development
of this size. A project of this mag-
nitude requires a lot of coordina-
tion," he said, explaining that the
various agencies involved in some
way in making the subdivision a
reality required much coordina-
tion.
Now, the company is once
again in a position to construct
within a number of months, Mr.
Davis said. Dominion has con-
tracted with a local construction
company that will prepare the site
for construction. Working on a


she said Monday afternoon at her
office. "The rest of the town
needs to wake up."
She said she will be an active
participant in making sure that
that does happen.
An example of her dedication
to help came recently. An entre-
preneur who designed an innova-
tive arch for use in construction
projects made a presentation
before the commission and asked
to partner with the city in helping
to ensure that his invention takes
off. He promised to hire approxi-
mately 20 workers if his plan
worked out well.
Though they couldn't help him
financially, Ms. Latimore said, the
city pledged to work with him on
finding a suitable location and,
more importantly, help him to
become aware of the many desig-
nations that would facilitate his


County seeks Animal
Kindness candidates
Palm Beach County's Animal
Care and Control Division is
seeking outstanding individuals
or groups who have shown
commendable care and devo-
tion to animals, domestic or
wild, for the nomination of the
2005 Animal Kindness Award.
Those nominated for the award
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and in this county. The Palm


have to get approval from the
wife," he said.
While he decides, he will occu-
py himself with settling in again.
Already, word has spread quickly
around town that the doctor is
back. By his own count, 90 percent
of his patients are former patients.
He has strong ties to them and likes
to get to know his patients, who
oftentimes recognize him when he
is out and about town.
He remembers a delivery not
too long ago, which happened at
Glades General Hospital a few
years back. His 18-year-old patient
was on the verge of giving birth aidA
he busied himself getting ready for
the delivery. In a brief glance away
from the girl, he noticed a man
who had walked in, who hap-
nened to be the airl's father.


DOT representatives said.
Randy Whitfield, director of
the MPO, explained that the
organization, which mostly han-
dles construction projects, identi-
fies its projects by priority every
year in September. According to
Mr. Whitfield, an $85 million proj-
ect is one item ahead of State
Road 15 on the priority list.
"That project is sucking up
every cent we've got past 2010,"
he said.
Normally, the MPO takes
charge of a portion of the funding
and DOT would also have to be
involved in addressing State Road
15, Mr. Whitfield explained.
Pahokee City Manager Lillie
Latimore responded, saying that
comparing "loss of life to the cost
of a port entrance," was unac-.
ceptable. "To let people die
because of cost I can't under-
stand that," she said.
Belle Glade City Manager
Houston Tate suggested that the


frequent basis directly with South
Bay City Manager Tony Smith, he
said the city will continue to be
updated on the progress of the
project.
In the meantime, and for sev-
eral months now, the company
has also held orientations for
prospective buyers interested in
purchasing a unit at the subdivi-
sion to be located on the north
side of Highway 27 in South Bay.
Participants at the orientations,
which took place in Belle Glade,
are eyeing the possibility of pur-
chasing one of the 96 units, which
includes homes with four bed-


starting up a new business from
nothing.
Many simply aren't aware of
the important designations, she
said. "They [businesses] need to
be made aware of the opportuni-
ties that are here to them,", she
said. "I don't want them to fail."
With poverty and unemploy-
ment a major driving issue for all
of the cities in the tri-city Glades
area, the designations seek to help
local businesses. They would
favor the businesses in grants and
help the businesses "move up the
ladder" in doing business with
state and governmental agencies -
some of these include being a
Hub zone, enterprise zone and,
the Glades as a whole, a rural area
of economic concern.
According to Ms. Latimore, the
city of Pahokee is working directly
with the Small Business Adminis-


Beach Animal Care and Control
Advisory Board will review all of
the nominations and select the
most worthy person for the
award. The honoree will be rec-
ognizes before the Board of
County Commissioners for a
special presentation. Nomina-
tion forms are available at the
Animal Care and Control shelter,
7100 Belvedere Road in West
Palm Beach or from the website:
www.pbcgov.com/pubsafety/ani
mal. If you Would like a form
mailed to your home, please call
(561) 233-1251. Forms must be


The father, to soothe the ten-
sion, thought it appropriate to pro-
vide some encouraging words for
both the girl and the doctor. "I
know you're going to do a good
job," the man said, his voice
backed by a palpable air of confi-
dence.
"Oh, yeah?" asked Dr. Arro-
gante as he turned to look at him.
"How do you know that?"
"Because you delivered her,"
the man answered, pointing to the
soon-to-be mother.
Apparently, neither the doctor
nor the expectant mother had real-
ized their old connection.
"It only shows you how old I
am," jokes Dr. Arrogante.
Dr. Arrogante and his staff can
be reached at 992-9477.


issue be made into a regional
issue concerning all the tri-cities,
in order that the request gets
proper and immediate attention.
Senator Dave Aronberg agreed,
offering to continue working
closely with the cities and through
his own office to help provide
results. Senator Aronberg also
agreed that the curve should be
eliminated and, if possible, there
should be an alternative,
straighter road to take its place.
When the meeting ended, he said
he would explore the possibility
of creating legislation that could
speed the process up.
Many, at the meeting, said they
would like the process to progress
as quickly as possible.
One of them was Pahokee City
Commissioner Henry Crawford.
Crawford, a life-long resident of
Pahokee, said at the meeting, as
he remembered the road's storied
history, "Forty years later, it's still
killing people."


rooms, two baths and a garage.
"I think we've moved fairly
quickly," Mr. Davis said at the
meeting.
He also said the company has
already begun working on its
project in the neighboring city of
Belle Glade. "We are turning dirt
in Belle Glade," he told commis-
sioners.
There, the company plans on
building 77 units, a project similar
in scope to, the project designated
for South Bay. Crews at the site,
located behind Glades General
Hospital in Belle Glade, can now
be seen working at the location.


tration (SBA) to help in getting
more designations from the gov-
ernment. The SBA has also com-
mitted its resources to holding
workshops specifically for start-up
businesses in the Glades. Part of
that process will be to make them
aware of the resources available
to them.
"We've got all the bells and
whistles [to help you]," Mayor J.P.
Sasser told the inventor at the
meeting.
Down the line, it's city hall's
mantra.
Before the bed-and-breakfasts
will come, before the nice hotels
or the spread of the tourism
boom in the Glades, the way must
be paved, city officials say.
. "If you say to me that you want
to start something, I will get right
on it," said Ms. Latimore. "And
then, we will make it happen."


returned to Animal Care and
Control by the deadline, Tues-
day, March 15. .

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.


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Crist Reaches Settlement with AT&T


TAMPA Attorney General
Charlie Crist today announced a
settlement with AT&T Corp. that
will provide free telephone call-
ing cards for Floridians currently
serving in military duty overseas
in the war on terror.
Joining Crist at the settlement
announcement was Maj. Gener-
al John Castellaw, Chief of Staff
of the United States Central
Command (CENTCOM) based
in Tampa. The settlement agree-
ment documents that Florida
consumers have received more
than $1 million in refunds or
credits and resolves the lawsuit
in which the attorney general
alleged that AT&T wrongfully
billed consumers for services
they neither requested nor
received.
More than 86,700 Florida
consumers were hit with an
improper $3.95 monthly charge
beginning around Jan. 1, 2004.
Under the agreement, AT&T will
provide up to 8,000 prepaid
phone cards to be distributed by
the attorney general to Floridi-
ans serving in Iraq, Afghanistan
and Kuwait as part of the war on
terrorism.
The cards will go to each
member of the United States
military who is currently serving
in those countries and who lives
in Florida or whose family lives
in Florida. All such personnel -
including those in active duty,
reservists and members of the
National Guard will receive
phone cards for 60 minutes of
calling time from. Iraq,'
Afghanistan or Kuwait to the
United States.
"We could not be happier


with concluding this litigation
on such positive terms," said Mr.
Crist. "Improper billing and mar-
keting practices have stopped
and tens of thousands of Florida
consumers have been compen-
sated and now our men and
women fighting the war on ter-
ror will have more opportunities
to speak with their loved ones at
home. AT&T made a good call
by agreeing to correct its mis-
take."
GeneralCatellaw expressed
his gratitude that this settlement
will provide additional opportu-
nity for soldiers to remain in
contact with worried family
members back home.
"Let me express our gratitude
on behalf of the service mem-
bers who will receive these
phone cards," said General
Castellaw. "Being able to talk
with family and friends back
home goes a long way towards


boosting the morale of our
deployed soldiers, sailors, air-
men and marines."
Mr. Crist sued AT&T April 30
alleging violations of Florida's
Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act. Florida's lawsuit
was followed by investigations
of AT&T by the Federal Trade
Commission and the New York
Attorney General's Office. Under
the Assurance of Voluntary
Compliance, the company
promises that it will prevent a
recurrence of sales and market-
ing practices that led consumers
to be improperly charged and
then, when they called to com-
plain, subjected to telemarket-
ing sales pitches for AT&T serv-
ices.
An estimated one million
telephone consumers nation-
wide were affected by the
improper charges.
Three weeks after the attor-


ney general filed suit, a court
ordered AT&T to refund improp-
er charges. According to the
agreement, AT&T has processed
refunds or credits totaling
$1,071,002 for Florida con-
sumers affected by the improper
charges. The company also sent
letters of apology to impacted
consumers.
Today's agreement comes
three months after a Leon Coun-
ty Circuit Court judge allowed
the attorney general's lawsuit to
move forward, denying AT&T's
request to halt the lawsuit and
send the case to an administra-
tive hearing under the authority
of the Florida Public Service
Commission.
In addition to providing up to
8,000 prepaid phone cards,
AT&T will submit $250,000 to
reimburse Florida taxpayers for
the costs of the investigation and
litigation.


Staff photo/Tracy Whirls
Green market
George Szugye and Carlton and Mary DeLoach, all of Muse, offered fresh fruits and veg-
etables at the annual Honey Festival.


Governor's budget emphasizes job growth


TALLAHASSEE-Governor Jeb
Bush and Lt. Governor Toni Jen-
nings unveiled their budget priori-
ties for the next year to continue
expanding job opportunities for
all Floridians and give Florida's
youngest children the skills they
need to become good readers and
successful students.
Gov. Bush and Lt, Gov. Jen-
nings reaffirmed their commit-
ment to workforce development
and early learning, earmarking
funds to continue the priorities of
economic diversification, early lit-
eracy and the creation of more
high-value jobs.
"The Bush/Jennings proposed
budget would guarantee our
young children have an early liter-
acy opportunity and our workers
continue to be placed in quality
jobs," Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWI) Director Susan
Pareigis said. "Florida's job
growth has set the pace for the
nation as we continue to lead all
states in the number of new jobs
created and have the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10
most populous states."
In addition to continuing fund-
ing for Florida's Workforce and
Early Learning programs, the
Bush/Jennings proposed budget


for the approaching fiscal year
includes: Preparing Florida Chil-
dren for Educational Success,
more than $400 million. Recogniz-
ing that establishing a solid, vital
pre-kindergarten system is impor-
tant to the future of Florida's
youngest citizens, Gov. Bush and
Lt. Gov. Jennings are proposing
funding to implement the Volun-
tary Pre-Kindergarten program,
which will emphasize literacy and
allow parental choice.
Of that amount, $387 million is
provided for actual program costs.
It is estimated that 154,597 chil-
dren will participate in the volun-
tary program and, the funding pro-
vided equates to approximately
$2,500 per child. And $7.9 million
is provided for state-level adminis-
trative expenses for three agencies
($5.9 million for the Agency for
Workforce Innovation; $1.6 mil-
lion for the Department of Educa-
tion, and $400,000 for the Depart-
ment of Children and Families). In
addition, Gov. Bush and Lt. Gov.
Jennings, intend that every four-
year-old has access to this innova-
tive program. They recommend
$5.5 million be set aside and made
available should the participation
level exceed the projected enroll-
ment.


Keeping Florida's Workforce
Competitive $2 million. Gov.
Bush and Lt. Gov. Jennings are
recommending additional fund-
ing for the Incumbent Worker
Training Program, which provides
grant funding for customized
training for existing profit busi-
nesses. Through this customer-
driven program, Florida is able to
effectively retain and keep busi-
nesses competitive through
upgrading skills training for exist-
ing full-time employees. The
Bush/Jennings proposed addition-
al funding would, bring the pro-
gram's total to $4 million.
Empowering Parents and the
Community $1.45 million. This
recommended funding would be
for the Non-Custodial Parent Pro-
gram, which provides assistance
in the form of training, employ-
ment and support services to par-
ents without the custody of their
children who are unable to
achieve the self-sufficiency that
would enable them to pay
required child support. Total TANF
funds provided are $2.2 million for
this program.
Supporting Florida's Military
Families $200,000. Understand-
ing the importance of assisting
those who serve our country and


their families, Gov. Bush and Lt.
Gov. Jennings are recommending
additional funding for the Military
Family Employment Advocacy
Program, which provides work-
force services such as employ-
ment counseling, job search and
placement assistance, informa-
tion on educational and training
programs, and referral to support-
ive services to military spouses
and families.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation was created during the
2000 legislative session and is
responsible for implementing pol-
icy related to workforce develop-
ment programs, welfare transi-
tion, unemployment
compensation, labor market
information and early learning.
The agency acts as the administra-
tor of Florida's workforce develop-
ment programs, with policy direc-
tion and guidance provided by the
non-governmental board, Work-
force Florida, Inc. Florida's work-
force system, operating under the
brand "Employ Florida," also
includes 24 Regional Workforce
Boards who deliver services
through nearly 100 One-Stop
Career Centers around the state.
For additional information please
visit www.myflorida.com.


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nestled on 10 +/- pnstine acres w/ 425'
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immaculate ,lizuide precision
crafted home, with a smart and open
split floor plan, located on 1 +/- mani-
cured acre in LaBelle's only gated sub-
division, features oversized rooms, a
huge screened lanai, & the best ameni-
ties around $289,900


4BR/2B+Den CBS home, nestled on a
private in town lot on a secluded dead
end street, offers cathedral ceilings,
ceramic tile throughout, a wood-
burning brick fireplace, screened
porches front & rear. $250,000

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4BR/2.5B/2G on 1 +1- acre. Caged pool 39R/2B + Den on 1 +/- fenced & gated
& lanai; spacious living areas; new coat acre in Muse offers ceramic tile 8 car-
of paint inside & out; & a new a/c han- pet flooring, a spacious rear screened
Stunning 5BR/3.5B/2G two story 4,700 dler & duct work, $275,000 lanai, double carport, & circle drive.
ti- sq. ft, home located on 5+/- private $21,00
acres complete w/ horse bam, windmill
& private pond. Elegance abounds. I
inside w/ formal & casual dining & living
areas; a dramatic staircase; & a sec-
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3BR2B2G split floor plan CBS home, 4BR/2B rustic cabin-style home on 22
located in Parkwood Estates, offers' BI8rsi ai-tl oeo .
lcathedral ceiing a d a +acres in Muse abounds with poten-
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new NC & roof, & so much more...
$265000acre is fenced w/ horse stals. Peace &
Quiet Guaranteed' $169,900

Gracious 38R/2B/2G custom two story
estate home, located on 8.75 +1- fenced
acres, features large rooms, a great
floor plan, rocking chair front porch &
screened lanai. 2,000 +4- sq. ft. pole
bam could easily be converted to a bamrm ---
for horses $675,000 3BR/2B two story home located on 5 Charming frame house seeks a handy-
+1- ac. in Pioneer Plantation. Beautifully Chaperson to recognize its potential Thisandy-
landscaped property w/ above ground home offers a metal roof and is locatedhis
pool Great Place for Horsesl $259,900 home offers a metal roof and Is located
pool Great Place for Horses $259,900 on an wooded oversized lot in a great
neighborhood. $95,000


BACK ON THE MARKET 2BR/1BI1G
on lovely lol w/ oaks in a deed re-
stricted community in Port LaBelle.
Great starter or second home / invest-
ment property! $85,000


* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +1- acres In Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nurseryll $289,00
* 3BR/3B doublewide mobile home on
5 +1- acres in Ploneert $189,900
* 3BR/2B upgraded doublewide mobile

soh le,.iSaldst for
horses! $189,900
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900
* 38R/2B mobile home on 2.3 +/-
acres, just south of LaBelle. $119,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED 3/2
d "!in
acre. $9.900


* RIVERFRONT! 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +I- of
riverfront. $495,000
- RIVERFRONT! 1 + cleared acre
located in Hidden Hammock wI 190' +/-
of riverfront $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft Denaud Rd. w/110' +/-
of riverfront. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 +/- wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
neighborhoods. $475,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.83 +/- fenced
acre located in town w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $450,000


* 22 +/- fenced, cross-fenced, & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home!! $399,500
* 6 +/- acres in the Port LaBelle
Rancheftes. Private, located @ end of
cul-de-sac. $300,000
* 10 +/- private, tree filled, fenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
* 1.25 '-/- oak filled acres on CR 78 in
Alva. $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite In a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
S0,88 +/- acre located in Parkwood
Estates S/D. $125,000
* 1.18 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located In town In a top notch neighbor-
hood. $85,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* 0.40 +1- acre wooded homesite lo-
cated on Capt. Hendry Dr. $74,900
* REDUCED TO SELLI .57 +/- acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0.67 +/- acre homesite located in
Indian Hills. S/D. $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTS! We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $15K $30KI


Automotive Repair Shop! Located
dose to SR 80 & Cowboy Way &
zoned for heavy commercial use, the
building features two offices, restroom
facilities, 4 bays with 3 roll-up doors,
Adjoining property available for
purchase also, $260,000
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* 3.38 +1- acres located on comer of v 700 South Main Street
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GAINESVILLE-Introducing
innovative programs and tap-
ping grassroots networks
helped Florida Agriculture in the
Classroom, Inc. increase the
number of teachers and stu-
dents reached last year. Florida
Ag in the Classroom grew by 71
percent in the number of teach-
ers reached and by 26 percent in
the number of students reached
last year.
"When we called on our ded-
icated industry volunteers, they
came through in a big way," said
Scott Emerson, chairman of
Florida Ag in the Classroom.
"They understand the impor-
tance of the program and are
eager to help educate and
expose teachers and students to
Florida agriculture. We appreci-
ate very much all they do for
us."
Florida Ag in the Classroom's
mission: Expand youth aware-
ness and understanding of Flori-
da agriculture and' natural
resources by integrating agricul-
tural concepts into core educa-
tional disciplines and Florida Ag
in the Classroom's supporting
programs.
It's top priorities: To develop,
promote and disseminate cur-
rent curricula, materials and
programs to increase agricultur-
al literacy among educators and
youth; to cultivate and maintain
partnerships between Florida Ag
in the Classroom and Florida's
agricultural community, educa-
tors and the National Ag in the
Classroom program; to build
financial strength for Florida Ag
in the Classroom programs; and
to be accountable for the educa-
tional and financial efficacy of
Florida Ag in the Classroom pro-
grams.
Gainesville-based Florida Ag


in the Classroom is funded by
the agriculture specialty tag the
Ag Tag and takes seriously its
responsibility to educate stu-
dents and teachers who are
unfamiliar with agriculture. It
offers curricula and materials
that help teachers incorporate
agricultural concepts in their
language arts, math, science
and social studies classes in
kindergarten through 12th
grade.
To support teachers and
grassroots efforts, Florida Ag in
the Classroom introduced three
new programs and events:
AgriSmarts, Ag Learning Barns
and Agriculture Literacy Day.
These programs helped raise
awareness of Florida agriculture
to more than 5,800 teachers and
more than 229,000 students in
2004, up from 3,391 teachers
and 181,758 students in 2003.
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson congrat-
ulated Florida Ag in the Class-
room for its successful industry
partnerships and its- growing
number of student and teacher
constituents.
."Reaching Florida's students
and teachers with the message
of the importance of agriculture
is a key part of preserving Flori-
da's farming heritage," Commis-
sioner Bronson said. "It's clear
Florida Ag in the Classroom is
working hard to reach out to as
many students and teachers as
possible with the help of its part-
ners, and we wish them contin-
ued success as they try to reach
out to even more."
To continue to grow the
number of students and teach-
ers it reaches in 2005, Florida Ag
in the Classroom is redesigning
and relocating its Web site to
make ordering materials and


participating in workshops and
other programs easier. In addif
tion, it is improving its existing
programs and introducing new
ones with the help of its board
of directors of industry repre-
sentatives and its new Educator
and Volunteer advisory panels.
"We believe the best way to
improve on what we're doing is
to ask the advice of the teachers
and industry volunteers who are
using our materials and pro-
grams," Mr. Emerson said.
As part of its grassroots net-
work, Florida Ag in the Class-
room has partnered with stu-
dents who are already familiar
with Florida agriculture FFA
members. To help spread the
word about the importance of
Florida agriculture, Florida Ag in
the Classroom and Florida FFA
developed AgriSmarts, an edu-
cational program used by FFA
chapters to teach school chil-
dren and civic organizations
about Florida Ag in the Class-
room and Florida agriculture.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
has spent $13,000 on AgriSmarts
since its inception in 2002. It
reached 15 schools and nearly
1,200 students during the 2003-
04 school year. It's being offered
again this school year. In addi-
tion, Florida Ag in the Classroom
has awarded agriscience teach-
ers $20,000 in grant money for
outreach programs since the
2001-02 school year, and
$100,000 for the initial funding


of the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices' AgriScience Leadership
Program.
Another new program, Ag
Learning Barn, has taken off
since its inception in mid 2003.
Thirty-five counties have signed
up for barns, about half of
which have built their barns and
are moving them to schools.
Two more counties are waiting
for approval.
Ag Learning Barns are
mobile units built to look like
red barns and outfitted with
shelves that hold books, videos,
games and toys that teachers
can borrow to teach their stu-
dents the importance of agricul-
ture. Florida Ag in the Class-
room reimburses each county
representative's organization up
to $1,000 to build and stock the
barn, while offering $350 after
the first school year to restock it.
County Farm Bureau mem-
bers, University of Florida/IFAS
extension agents, Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services representa-
tives and industry association
representatives have taken the
lead on building Ag Learning
Barns in their counties. In addi-
tion to building and stocking the
barns, these industry partners
move the barns to five schools
during the school year..
These industry partners,
together with FFA students and
teachers, are the key partici-


pants involved in another new
Florida Ag in the Classroom ini-
tiative, Agriculture Literacy Day.
Florida's first Ag Literacy Day,
held last March, generated inter-
est from 282 industry volun-
teers, more than Florida Ag in
the Classroom expected. It's set
for March 17 this year.
In honor of that day, industry
volunteers read a designated
book about agriculture and dis-
tribute bookmarks listing Flori-
da farmers' contributions to the
state's economy and environ-
ment to elementary school stu-
dents around the state.


Industry participants visited
more than 2,000 classrooms and
41,000 students in honor of Ag
Literacy Day in 2004. Florida Ag
in the Classroom spent about
$10,000 on the event, much of it
on buying the books that were
donated to school libraries.
Florida Ag in the Classroom
reached even more teachers and
students through other special
efforts.
"We are proud of the strong
growth we experienced in 2004,
and we will work hard to do the
same in 2005," Mr. Emerson
said.


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HOMESTEAD-Acres of Flori-
da tomatoes remain unpicked
while the general public still per-
ceives a shortage, Florida Agri-
culture Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson was told by growers
during a tour of South Florida
'tomato farms.
"I was shocked to see acre
upon acre of un-harvested
tomatoes," Mr. Bronson said
after visiting tomato farms in
Homestead. "The perception of
a tomato shortage still remains
in the mind of the public. As a
result, consumers aren't buying
tomatoes, retail grocers and
restaurants aren't placing
orders, and our growers are fac-
ing disaster because they can't
sell their crop."
Mr. Bronson said that, while
there was a short-term shortage
of tomatoes immediately after
the state's destructive hurricane
season, Florida's farmers
replanted and there now is an
abundance of fresh tomatoes.
"Florida's tomato farmers
worked hard to get back in busi-
ness following the hurricanes,
but are now frustrated as their
crop remains in the field
because they can't find buyers,"'
Bronson said. "Even with this
abundant tomato supply, we're
still hearing stories that some
restaurants and fast-food estab-
lishments are still limiting toma-
toes or not serving them at all."
Retail grocery prices for
tomatoes, which had peaked at
nearly $4 per pound in October
and November, have begun
returning to more normal levels.
Mr. Bronson was told by grow-
ers that they are receiving 15 to
20 cents per pound for their
tomatoes.
Bronson told growers he has
directed his Division of Market-
ing and Development to assist
them in moving the current


tomato crop into the market-
place.
"We want American con-
sumers to know that Florida is
back in the fresh tomato busi-
ness," Mr. Bronson said. "We
encourage corporate buyers for
grocery chains and restaurants
to move swiftly to help satisfy
consumers' pent-up demand for
this delicious and healthy prod-
uct."
Florida's devastating hurri-
cane season which destroyed
tomatoes in the field and
delayed planting of new crops -
had contributed to a short-term
shortage of fresh tomatoes in
much of the country. The situa-
tion was exacerbated by prob-
lems in other tomato-producing
areas (heavy rains during the
harvest season in California and
a continuing pest problem in
Mexico). As a result, many con-
sumers saw empty tomato bins
in their grocery stores or restau-
rant menus indicating that toma-
toes were available only by spe-
cial request or, in some cases,
not at all.
.An unprecedented four major
hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne battered Flori-
da's farmers in August and Sep-
tember, leaving in their wake
uprooted crops, flooded fields
and a battered infrastructure.
Many Florida tomato growers
replanted their crops after
Charley and Frances only to see
them destroyed soon after by
Jeanne.
"Florida's farmers have
rebuilt, replanted and revived
much of our state's agriculture
industry," Mr. Bronson said.
"This is vital not only for our
state but for the entire nation,
since Florida farmers produce
80 percent of this country's
domestically grown vegetables
during the winter months."


NATIONAL

GI.AUc1MA
AWARENESS MONTH
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and the
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.
Once vision is lost from glaucoma, unlike with cataracts, it
cannot be returned.
Please call Family Eye Care at 863-675-0761 for more infor-
mation or to set-up an appointment for a dilated eye examina-
tion.


HOLLYWOOD The 34th
Annual Seminole Tribal Fair and
Rodeo is scheduled to take place
Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sun-
day, Feb. 13, at the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in
Hollywood and Bergeron Rodeo
Grounds in Davie.
Pow-Wow events are sched-
uled at the Seminole Hard Rock
Hotel and Casino from 3-6 p.m.
Thursday, 2-7 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Bill Osceola Memorial All
Indian Rodeo will take place at
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds Friday
and Saturday nights beginning


at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
A variety of entertainment
events are scheduled through-
out the weekend. Entertainment
includes competition.Pow-Wow
dancing, alligator wrestling and
snake shows.
Also scheduled are Seminole
clothing contests, arts and crafts
contests, Little Mr. and Miss
Seminole contest, and a Pow-
Wow exhibition. Admission is
$12 for adults, $6 for children
under 12 years old and free for
children five and under. For
more information, call (954)
797-5582.


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Fuel service truck driver needed at
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ALICO INC.
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National Carriers: Opportu-
nities singles and teams,
high mileage, good pay.
Teams additional 2 cents.
Leases available on 48
state, Regional, Dedicated.
Lease purchase available.
Call (888)707-7729 na-
tionalcarriers.com.
Need experienced
Masons & Laborers
with transportation.
(321)517-9010
Now Hiring 2005 Postal Po-
sitions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
888)826-2513 Ext.
501.
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PART-TIME
Make a difference
in your community.
Consider a position
at PBCC celebrating
over 70 years of
academic excellence
and a stimulating
environment where the
learning never ends
OFFICE ASSISTANT I
P/T position
(20 hrs/wk)
for our Gear-Up
program at Pahokee
High School.
Will provide clerical
assistance within the
department. Good
organization
& communication
skills req'd. Also
requires a H.S. diploma/
GED along with
previous experience in
a related field.
All applicants must
apply on-line at
www.pbcc.edu
For more information
and to apply on-line,
please visit our website.
EOE/ANVP/ADA



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Integrity
At Wexford Health Sources,
Inc., we believe that all
people have the right to
quality healthcare. We do
not judge or discriminate;
we care for those in need
by providing direct access
to healthcare services.
Join us in the most noble
mission of your career.
We now seek:
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Full-Time/PRN
7p-7a & 7a-7p
Excellent Shift
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Institution, Wainwright Dr.,
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national provider of con-
tracted medical services
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We offer competitive sala-
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truly rewarding environ-
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essence of caring.
Please apply to: bpurcell@
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Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone: 800-903-3616
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Looking for ranch work, ex-
perienced on tractor w/
bushhogging, hay work,
fencing, backhoe & cattle.
Need house if possible.
(863)634-8937.


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PLANT MANAGER NEEDED
to plan, direct and manage
all production, warehouse operations,
including quality control, inventory,
job costing/budgeting and safety.
DOUGLASS FERTILIZER & CHEMICAL
in Lake Placid is looking to hire a
TEAM player, good pay and benefits.
Please fax resume to: 863-465-2951 or
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363



Field Services Representative
Utilities Dept.
$20,397 Annually
Complete Employment
Applications must be on file at:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
Posted: 1-24-05


FINANCIAL ANALYST
The City of Pahokee is accepting applica-
tions for a Financial Analyst. Municipal ex-
perience a plus. Associate degree in ac-
counting or related field. Must pass a drug
and background screen. Applications are
available at the Human Resources Office,
171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee, FL 33476 Mon-
day through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Phone # 561-924-5534 ext. 14. Please
submit resume with application. Open until
filled. EOE.


PORT LABELLE
UTILITY SYSTEM
Has an immediate opening for a Class C or
higher wastewater treatment plant operator.
Great benefits package, state retirement
system, paid medical, paid dental, paid va-
cation and sick leave.
Vet pref, EEO, Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the apply-
ing. Call 863-675-5352.


TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED
Immediate Openings.
Must have CDL Class A or B
License with Hazmat, Tanker & Air Brake
Endorsement with a clean driving record.
HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS.
,. S Pick up application at:
-/.- HOWELL OIL COMPANY
808 NW 12th St.
Belle Glade, FL 33430


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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Evening & Night Shifts
2 years or less 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
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR of NURSING
LTC & Management experience desirable
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/3 off 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





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*Full time Med./Surg. -ji-rprn or 7pm-7am, FL RN
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*FL LPN LI, & i'i r tn Pr.I.t 4, ,orr IVTherapy
req Full Parr Trimn & f'r] ,J,, F..', Available
Home Health

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Competitie Salary E .-crinti. Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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OUTDOOR CAREERS. Hiring
working Foremen for utility
contract field crews. Train
at $10/hr., $14/hr. plus
performance bonuses as
Foreman, benefits, and
company truck & tools.
Must enjoy physical out-
door work, possess strong
leadership skills, have a
good driving record, and
be flexible to travel in Flori-
da and SE states. OS-
MOSE, INC. Call Toll-free
for information (877)676-
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Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
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equipment, 15K required
AIN# B02480 Call
(954)458-6711.

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Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.


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K DAILY PAY
Work Available
garland Hwy.
Clewiston Inn) $
02-9494


LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.


Services
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
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.aenevaandrews.
SoreadTheWord.com
(863)983-4156


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? 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



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NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x1 5, 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





SPA! Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)3529. Real
Estate.



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

When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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ANNE-TIQUES Now Open 9-
5 Wed-Sat @ 100 First St.
Moorehaven
(863)946-9100
DESK, antique, refinished,
$200. Call Paul (863)634-
5698

DROP-LEAF TABLE, an-
tique, 6 leafs, refinished
(mahogany), $400. Call
aul (863)634-5698


DRYER
Frigidaire, Like new,
$80
(863)467-8161.
FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
.$250
(863)467-1547
STOVE W/MICROWAVE-
full size, almond in color,
$100. (863)228-0919.

WASHER-DRYER STACK-
Westinghouse, white, 20"
wide. good cond., Clean,
$80 (863)635-3490.



MEMOIR WRITING Large
print, step by step guide.
Share memories with your
children and grandchil-
dren. $10.
www.bluetreebooks.com
Blue Tree Books, Box 660,
Ringoes, NJ, 08551.



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! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.



BAY WINDOW- double
pane, 92"W x 49"H, asking
$200. (863)467-7784.

METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.


Dresses for Flower Girl,
white, sizes 6 & 7, $200 or
will sell separately.
(863)634-0339.
Prom Dress, size 9/10,
black & white. $75.
Call (863)634-0339




DELL LAPTOP
Works great
needs battery, $325
(863)446-6203


FIREWOOD- over a cord of
oak cut for fireplace,
needs to be split, $75.
(863)675-6738.
Furniture 610


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets.Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- Com-
mercial, Good Price of
$500, (863)467-5474.

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


DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Excellent condition. Lots of
extra's. Must see, 1 Own-
er! (863)946-1728


SAWMILLS -$2,695.00 -
LumberMate-2000 &
LumberLite-24. Norwood
Industries also manufac-
tures utility ATV attach-
ments, log skidders, port-
able board edgers and fo-
restry equipment.
www.norwoodindustries.-
com -Free information:
(800)578-1363 ext300N.
STICK WELDER, 180
Lincoln. Includes helmet.
$150 863-675-1472

UNIVERSAL ENGINE
STAND
Like new $25.
(863)467-1547


AIRPLANES, remote con-
trol, art scale, 50 series;
multiple parts & pieces,
$500. (863)228-2690



VACUUM CLEANER Kirby
w/all attachments inc.
shampoo, $300
(863)467-1110


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BEDROOM SET, Wooden,
Queen w/hdbrd., dresser,
mirror, chest, night stands.
$200 (863)675-9288
BUNK BED, Black, Twin
over Full sz., Full mattress
included. $150 (863)675-
9288
BUNK BED Twin on Top and
Futon full on bottom. Ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
863-675-4098 evenings
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
DINING ROOM TABLE
5 chairs, dark finish,
$250. neg.
(928)202-0013.
DINING TABLE
Tell City, 4 chairs,
2 leafs, $425.
(928)202-0013.

DIN. RM. SET: Antique, Sol-
id Wood w/4 chairs. Made
in New Your. Good cond.
$200 (863)357-2233
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
4 Unit, Lighted w/glass
doors. $50 863-946-3857
Lakeport.
HIDE A BED
6/2', Brown, good
condition. $125.
neg. (863)467-0987.
LANE SECTIONAL- 2 yrs
old, council love seat w/
wedge & queen sleeper
$1500 863-467-9284.

SOFA full size, solid oak &
beige corduroy. $75. Call
(863)612-9233.

TABLE, Leaf, 5 chairs, cloth/
wood, 5yr Kenmore chest
freezer $250 will separate
863-467-9284

WATERBED- King size, mir-
ror in head board, 6 draw-
er pedestal, $200. neg.
(863)675-2943



GOLF CLUBS -Ladies/
Juniors, cavity back irons,
3-PW, 4 woods, bag,nice,
$85. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS Wilson GE
1200 Irons 3-PW, R
Shafts. Metal wds, graph-
ite $100. (863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS- LYNK Preda-
tor Jombo Driver, Sand
Wedge $100 or trade for a
pistol (772)461-8822.


RIFLE WINCHESTER MOD-
EL 94- Lever Action, 30-
30, $300 or trade for pis-
tol. (772)461-8822.



Body by Jake Ab & Buns
Buster, $50 or trade for
good treadmill.
(863)357-2233
ORIGINAL TOTAL GYM- As
seen on TV, video & exer-
cise book incl., new cond,
$100 (863)674-0467.



FULL SIZE mattress cover
& full size ele. blanket $8
for both (863)467-8681

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MATTRESS PADS- 2, Mag-
netized power, 1 king & 1
twin $1500 will separate
(863)357-5754


AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
COOLER, 2 Door, Stainless
Steel. (561)992-4828


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BAY UtLUINU Z/2 yr. 010.
30 days prof. training, grt
on trails. Bomb proof.
$1000. (863)843-2495.
SADDLE FOR SALE
Asking $275. Antique 1920
type with 4 cantle. Call
evenings. 863-675-4098.


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


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



HUNT ELK, RED STAG and
Buffalo in Missouri until 3/
15/05. Guaranteed Hunt-
ing License, Only $5.00.
Our policy NO Game, NO
Pay, Reasonable Rates,
Call (314)894-3776.




ATTENTION
INVESTORS
6 Builders lots still
available in brand new
community. New
Homes currently un-
der construction. Pre-
construction dis-
counts. Lots start at
$16,999. Buy before
next price increase.
(954)
605-6407

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

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

*LAND FOR SALE*
7.28 Acres in
Palm Beach County.
Call 239-657-5654
Vacant Land
in town
2 acres, $55,000
(863)983-4496


BANK REPO'S
RV SITES
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
55 olderr RV condo park,
great Moore Haven loca-
tion. Own your own site
near some of the worlds
best fishing full pad, full
hook up. Beautifully main-
tained park with great
swimming pool & club
house facilities. All sites
are priced for quick sale!
Call Jay for info.
305-788-1764



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


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




FISH TANK, 55 gallon, w/
stand, filters & lights.
$100. (863)228-2690

PEKINGESE PUPPIES,
1 male, 1 female, tan/white
$425, F., $400. M. Ready to
go. (321)517-5796
SIBERIAN HUSKY, CKC,
4 mo. old. Solid White,
Male. $100 863-467-9470

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


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


FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation. 2
MONTHS FREE HBO &
Cinemax! Access to over
225 channels! Limited
time offer. S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-
4056.
SprisIng
,Goods 705


Rentals





Commercial
Propert t5915
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.



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


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property- Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots. Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



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Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106



LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $24,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,

Screen Room
& Shed
$69,900


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Screen Room,
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$38,900

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



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


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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 A Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/.Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



TRACTOR-
Ford 2N '41, Restored,
5' mower, $4200.
(912)288-6262.



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$75.
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Rangel


in 863-228-1142
Gr n 1I
a, mNDI99WlfNO9k
Bring Us An Otter!!
MIMPTND1
Deal Fell Through $96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.25 acres in
Montura ranch Estates $969K
Reduced 4 Business Opportunity!!
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
Location on HWY 27 $209.9K




A I3 M

\acant lho$IJl -lf Park
Don't Miss Out! Northside
3b. a R im
@ 139.9K
New Listing Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors -
Great Location Reduced@
$174.9K


A Charmaine
Montgomery
Se Habla Espahol
863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for $15K Only a few left.
Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this is it! 3/1 w/ shed on 1.22
acres and carport @ $71,5K



8 lots in Moore Haven's
Washington Park Area @ $16.5K
KRENT. NTED1' 1-'
Almost I0ls, -fl r Hwy 80
$120K 1w80
New Listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Just bring your tooth-
rush! $89.9K
330+/- Acre Ranch!! Improved
fenced & cross fenced pasture. 2
mobile homes w/out buildings.
Beautiful @ $15K per acre


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* Marshall
Berner

863-228-3265

Montura Ranch Estates 1998
3bd/2ba,. great doset space, on
beautiful 1.25acs by canal @
$76.5K
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully fur-
nished. Attached Workshop
w/Complete AC. Includes club-
house and pool accessibility.
block away from river @
$143,000.00
Twin Lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MH,
Great for fixing up, includes
tool shed, don t miss out on
this unbelievable deal! @ $35K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
temrn @ $54.9K
Montura halptes 3/2 on
1.25 acrelS/!A .!Nl$76.5K

Crescent Oik ownhomes
New Construction

2bd/2ba 1841 sq ft. w garage
Only 3 Lef!
Visit our website for
further details


Jeffrey
Davis

863.228-2666

Water View! Moore Haven -
3bd/1.5ba, with 300ft. of
Caloosahatchee River view, Florida
room, lots of trees Going @ $280K
Ieets Go Fishing! 3bd/2ba home in
Lake Port located on 1.75 acres with
lake access, a private boat ramp, boat
house with fish meaning station, and
50x45 workshop that also includes a
lbd/lba mobile home and a RV hook
up all on the same property All of
this can be yours @ $4177K
Entertain Tonight with this '95 MH
3bd/2ba, hot tub, tiki hut, 6ft. chain
linked fenced, lots of trees, secluded
partially furnished, French doors tc
wet bar @Now Only llOK

Waldking distance to River Call NoW
Construction has started!!! Over 1C
models to choose from or will build tc
suit.
Newlisting! Moore Haven MH beauti
fully located on 1.33 acres w/ in
ground pool, many add ons, fishing
pond, quiet neighborhood $120K
2 aces tenant @ $160K
New Listing! MH in MRE @ $73K
Tile throughout, New A/C, paved
road, fenced, 1.25 acres
2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod
eled, pole barn, cal de sac in Moore
Haven $160K


SSam
SWalker

863-677-1013

Montura Lots 1-2.5 acres Starting at
$19.9k
Look No Further We have
waterfront property in Moore
Haven on the Caloosahatchee
River for $155K
New Construction 3/2
Montura barrel tile. Act now
& pick your flooring & appli-
ances @ $124.9K
Re 't a,
a,, 4<.AJ V:)J: *L 1.,
$660/month
New Listing! 4bd/2ba, newly
renovated, in a great location
going @ $125K


wpuY Are You Renting?
Do you have an older home?
Now is the Time for a New Home!!
First 15 Qualified Applicants win a chance
for a New Color TV!
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
CBS Construction 3 Bedrooms
Single Car Garage 2 Full Baths
Appliance Package 1673 Total Sq. Ft.
Lighting Package Flooring Package
78x1 10 Lot Size Located on Texas Ave.
Glenn Smith Reserve Your
Realtor Home & Lot
(863)983-3508 ,
{. (863)677-1441 Now!!
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MORTGAGE WARRIOR
G A (561)712-9777
PAGER (561)533-2244



COUNTRY HOMES & LAND

REAL ESTATE
$0 DOWN
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Port LaBelle
All New CBS Construction
5 NEW SPEC HOMES
(to be completed Dec 2004)
HOME PACKAGES
STARTING AT $152,000!


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Moore Haven River Gardens
Pre-Construction Price $129,000!
Prices subject to change
SCa Jeffery Reserve Your
S0 Home & Lot
(863)228-2666 Now!!

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


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AFTER HOURS:
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f IAL Moore Haven Yacht Club $106,000
3Ba Lot w/ trees $26,500 9 Commercial Lots on US
45000 3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67,500 27 with Building
3"- EPynding ,.'M 4BR, 3BA, wood deck, 5 LotsZo $215,000
5 Lots Zoned Multi-Family
4 New Homes 10x20 shed $79,900 $250,000
Co tract Call for Details irIke0 8 Lots Zoned R1-B50,00
we# 9,5B00 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
..... ...... C., sB .5nn$250,000
3BR B ~ $84,90 'g TU R- e Bele laGrocery
3BR,2BABrick $180,000 Store $130,000
New nstrtW 4BR, 3BR, 2 t Ill $75n,000 dmmerci'l"Bulding
I e C oCon oCorner of WC Owens
2B .." 163,0002 1/2Pio ..0on Margaret St. 2,109 sq. ft.
95,000 5 a$,000 $129,000

W3B t r 4BR, 2 2 1 Business Opportunirty
-$80"000 COMMERCIAL Call for Details
3BR, 2BA Northside SmalTeNurseyonUS2712a -ndusrial
$215,000 4 XDe I r efneryS
4BR, 3BA $360,000 Giegr Road 4 Lots, 2 Mcbile
Ridge'- T T H onrs,1He,1EniptyLot ACREAGE
Moor. 2 1BA $70,000 10 aSteIding!65,00ooo
W L-$87,500 Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
w/ mobile home; 3 lots only B IOmn
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new Construceion on
Bayberry Loop
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath
Luxurious Upgrades
Call for Details
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures Call for Details
*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
$265,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood S/D New
Upgrades $79,000
*4BR, 2BA, MH w/Lot
Reduced to $24,500
*4BR, 3BA, w/Pool on Ridgewood,
Reduced to $369,900
MONTURA
*3BR, 2BA, on 1.09 Ac.
Reduced to $60.000


4 Bedroom, 3 Bath,
| CBS Home with Large.
Pool in Ridgeview
OFFERED AT $225,000
*2BR, 2BA, MH on 1.25 Ac. $65,0(0
*3BR, 2BA, MH on 2.5 Ac. w/pole barn
$72,000
MOORE HAVEN
SDuplex efficiency Owner anxious
$115,000
Riverfront w/access, 38R, 2BA
$275,000
LAKEPORT
Listings Needed
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
*Farm Land Available Call for Details
SHome Lot ready to build, tMssissippiAve,
Ownerneedstbsel, Asking $8,000
Montura Lots Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
Office & Retail Space available in
Shopping Center Call for Details.
SLrg. Bldg New Roofw/ high traffic
$129,000


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BEFORE INTEREST RATES GO UP

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Class A General Contractor CG-C061855

863-4 1 4 -8608

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


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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


Grab a bargain from your How fast can your car go?
neighbor's garage, attic, It can go even faster
basement or closet in to- when you sell It in the
day's classified. classifleds.


Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405

Palmdale, Trophy Trailer,
'84, park model 35x12,
1BR/1BA, a/c & heat,
$7500. (863)382-3557

SW MH- On 2 lots, 2BR,
2BA, 10X20 Screen rm,
12X20 Storage rm, 2 car
ports, $44,000 (863)946-
3626.

Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classifileds.


cr BOSTON WHALER w/trailer.
$800. (863)902-0316


CANOE 16'
Boats. 3005 Light weight, good
Campers/RVs 2010 condition, $250
Jet Skiis 3015 (863)763-4982.
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025 CANOE
Motorcycles 3030 Fiberglass, 14,
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 like new, $350
(863)467-8161
OCEAN KAYAKS
BOAT-MOLD (2) 14ft, Like new,
13FT, Build your own will separate $950
boat!! (863)763-4982
$300 Call (863)467-5496 OUACHITA 14' Alum. /B.
Your new home could be in w/trl $500 or best offer
today's paper. Have you (863)983-8674.
looked for it?


Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTOON TRAILER
16-20FT, Like new
$900
(863)357-3413


CAMPER w/FL Rm. on side.
Located in Vantage Oaks
Park. Good cond. As Is.
$7000 neg. 419-365-5436


DUTCHMAN '95 26 ft. L
Full ba., 1 Bdrm., A/C, 9x24
Sunrm. Sleeps 5. $6500
863-357-2633 after 5 pm


Winnebago, brand new 32
ft. wide body motor home
w/slide out, under 3k mi.,
$65,000. 863-805-8777



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



BOAT PROPS- Stainless
steel, various sizes, $100.
Call eves (863)824-0455
or Iv msg.

Shop here first!
The classified ads.


HONDA 450 1982, Straight
Bike. Mint Condition. Runs
great! $1000 or best offer.
Call (863)675-3724.

HONDA CX500 CUSTOM-
Runs & looks good
$1500 neg.
(239)851-1894


FRANKLIN,'05- 38ft, 2 slide
outs, AC, self contained,
W/D, loaded, $23,900,
(954)483-1322 Cell.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds.


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IOCATION, IOCATION DHMONIE Just outside of Town! Beautiful 5 br/4
3BD/2BA OVER 3,000 VINGSQFT. F baEhb 8 8 liv-
@$225,OOO ing. ec!a
5 Ares f Must See @ $324.9K
eds IakePort 34 acres!! Fenced/cross-
fenced- 2 acre oak tree nursery. Too
ART LAWR2NK much equipment to list Rare find @
3bd/2ba, timuchinced, $20Kperacre
almost 1 a e, $ $64.9K Location location! 3/2 on Del Monte
Nev Ave. Hardwood Flooring, large kitchen.
ed onaIjl Located on a comer lot Must see @
59... $225k
6 Duplexes in Moore Haven 100%
New l a i d- Occupancy, CBS construction, Great
ed o=- investment opportunity at only $375K
$57.5K. Pasadena Ave 2/1 w/den Hardwood
16 Brand New Homes to be built 97.5fla Fl
on Texas Ave., 3bd/2ba, CBS, 1,673 Pionrm ti m-2 b.ln 2.5
sq. ft., Special Finanng pkges aval-f i
able $129SK 7hes wgo fast..L1 se ia df
Montura Ranch 3/2 m/h on 1.25 ac.
Wanting to Buy or Sell New Refrig & Dishwasher, 2 car
Call Us detached garage, fenced. $84.9K
Almost 1 acre Del Monte Ave. 3/2/2
We Want Your Listings!! CBS Home. Separate LR and FR.
Screened lanaiw/hot tub. Great location
@$225K


Handyman Needed Fire dam-
aged home on lot for $15K


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Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Forin Cars -4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


CADILLAC ELDORADO
87, excellent condition,
$1200
813-356-8379.


CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536


FORD TAURUS SE, '03-
white, gray inter, all pow-
er, AC, new tires, $8900
neg. (786)486-3474.


GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, exc. cond. $1200.
(772)461-9536


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Hanging Loveseat
This do-it-yourself hanging
loveseat will make a great
winter project in anticipation
of spring. Made of redwood,
it features straightforward
construction techniques and.
full-size traceable patterns.
Simply trace, cut, assemble
and finish.
The completed hanging
loveseat measures 52 in. long
by 23 in. deep by 27 in. tall.
Hanging Loveseat plan
(No. 780) ... $8.95
Adirondack Quartet
4 other plans
(No. C64)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
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HONDA CEVIC 2000
Silver, Auto., 2 Dr., CD, All
pwr., Snrf. 44,900 mIs.
$8,500. 863-599-0199

ISUZU CABOVER- '88,
Flat bed, Turbo diesel,
auto, $2499
(863)467-6070.
Lincoln Town Car, '92,
loaded, runs great, cold
air, new tires, $1800 neg.
(863)467-9470/447-1047
Mercury Comet, '60, clear
title, all original. You Haul.
$1000 or best offer.
(239)601-3175.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC SUNFIRE 2002
2 Dr. SE, Low miles.
Runs great. Must see!
$7,000. (863)467-9470



FORD DUMP
TRUCK, '85
$4500
(863)983-4496



CHEVY 72'
needs to be restored
$1000
(863)357-3981
ELECTRIC 4 WHEEL
DRIVE VEHICLE
36 volts, w/charger
$1000 (863)467-6070
Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)357-2816
MILITARY 6X6
21/2 TON
$1000 (863)357-3981



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

Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


ENGINE
350 Olds V8
$400 or best offer
(863)467-8856
TOW HITCH Reese, I
New style, fits 89-00
Dodge trucks asking
$50 (863)763-1424


FORD F150, '00- 6 cyl, cold
AC, am-fm stereo, runs
exc,. ext cab avail, $5900.
(786)486-3474.
FORD F150 1997, Eddie
Bauer Edition w/King Cab,
Bedliner & Topper. $7,000
(863)946-1382


TRUCK TOPPER, 8 ft. w/
roof rack and side win-
dows. Excellent condition.
$250 (863)357-1078


CHEVY LUMINA MINI VAN,
'96- good cond, needs
transmission, $1600 firm
(863)228-0919.

CHEVY MINI VAN '99,
3.4L, Auto., A/C, All pwr.,
C/C, CD. 108K, No dents/
rust. $4000 863-675-5075


Public Notices

IITI A


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004 1011 CA
WACHOVIA BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
JUANITO RODRIGUEZ, ET AL
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
KELLY'S LIVESTOCK SUPPLY
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
LOT 6 AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT
5, BLOCK 438, SUBDIVISION
OF BLOCK 111 IN THE CITY OF
CLEWISTON, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OF PLATTHEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE(S) 24, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
a/'a 519 W EL PASO AVENUE,
CLEWISTON, FLORIDA 33440
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it, on
Moskowitz, Mandell, Sallm & Si-
mowita, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 800 Corporate
Drive, Suite 510, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33334 on or before March
1.2005. a date which is within thir-
ty (30) days after the first publica-
ton of this Notice in THE CLEWIS-
TON NEWS and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the com-
plaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065. In
accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, if you are a
person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you, to'
revisions of certain assistance.
lease contact the Court Adminis-
trator at 25 East Hickpochee, La-
Belle, FL 33935, Phone No. (941)
335-2299 within 2 working days of
your receipt of this notice or plead-
ing; if you are hearing Impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-
8770 (V)(Via Florida Relay Servic-
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court this 18th day of January,
2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
549399 CGS 1/27;2/17/05

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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF PAHOKEE
Notice is hereby given that the City of Pahokee, Florida will hold a general
election on Tuesday. March 8 2005 for the purpose of electing two (2)
commissioners for a term of two (2) years each. Candidates must be a
qualified elector of the City of Pahokee.
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, ending at noon. Candidates must file in person with the City
Clerk, at the Pahokee City Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, Florida,
during regular office hours from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until said date
and tme. Each candidate shall be voted on by the electorate "At
Large".
All qualified registered electors of Precincts 6006 and 6008 are qualified
to vote in this election. To qualify to vote in this Municipal General Elec-
tion you must first register with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of
Elections by 5:00 p.m. February 7, 2005. After that date, books will re-
main closed until the first regular business day after the election.
The designated polling place will be the Recreation Complex (old Paho-
kee High Schoo cafeteria), located at 360-C, E Main Street. No person
shall be permitted to vote unless he or she is registered in accordance
with the Florida State Statutes, and brings proper Identification with a
photograph and a signature (this may be two different documents). The
polls wIll be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In the event that no candidate receives a maorty of the votes cast for a
particular seat, a Run-Off election shall be held March 22, 2005 between
the two (2) candidates who receive the largest number of votes for that
particular seat
CITY OF PAHOKEE
JANET K. WHIPPLE
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
(561) 924-5534
548195 CGS 1/20,27/05

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-
ified by the aboce-entitled Court on September 10, 2004, as personal
representative of the estate of John E Kohan, deceased. All creditors ha-
velng 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. Wellborn, Nevada Bar No. 8719
3980 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 550
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: 702-650,6565
Facsimile: 702-650-2995
Attomeys for Carp Spencer
in The Matter Of The Estate Of
John E. Kohan
546354 CGS 01/13, 20, 27/05


LEGAL NOTICE
The City of South Bay, Palm Beach
County, Florida will hold an election
at City Hall Commission Cham-
bers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South
Bay, Floridda on March 8, 2005 for
the purpose of electing three Com-
missioners to the City Commis-
sion.
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on March 8, 2005.
Books will be closed according to
Florida Statutes (F.S.97.055) on
Monday, February 7,2005 (02-07-
2005).
Deadline for qualifying for the office
of the City Commission will be
12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 8,
2005 (02-08-2005).
If a run off election Is held it will be
held March 22, 2005 at City Hall
Commission Chambers, 335 SW
2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida.
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to
7:00 p.m. Books will be closed
Monday, February 22, 2005.
Those wishing to file as a candidate
must be a legal resident of the City
and a qualified electorate of the
547515 CGS 1/20 27/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct a
Finance Committee Meeting Thurs-
day, February 24, 2005'at 10T00
a.m In the Conference Room at
Hendry Regional Medical Center,
500 West Sugarland Highway, Cle-
wiston, Florida.
549184 CGS 1/27/05


NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, at
12:30 p.m. In the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional Medical
Center, 500 West Sugadand High-
way, Clewiston, Florida.
541328 CGS 1/27/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fer-
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auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
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33438 on January 31, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
PAHOREE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Pahokee Water Control District, the annual meeting of the landowners of
Pahokee Water Control District forthe year 2005, will be held at the office
of said District located at 2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at 9:00 o'clock in the
forenoon for the purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION


IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON
Deceased


File Number 2004-133-CP
Division


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Administration of the ESTATE OF SHARON E. LAWRENCE LIGON, de-
ceased, File Number 2004-133-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Hendry County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the LA-
BELLE-COURTHOURSE COMPLEX, 25 E. Hickpoochee Avenue, Post Of-
fice Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760.
The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set forth below.


If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims of demands
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record o the proceedings is against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this Court within
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the three months after the date of the first publication of this notice of thirty
appeal is made. days after the date of service o a copy of is notice on them. ALL CLAIMS
NOT SO FILED FILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
PAHOKEE WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Publication of this Notice has begun on 1/20/2005.
By: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie
President WILLIAM P. MEEHAN,0ATTORNEY MIKIA0NICOLE McCRAE
President. .. On0-AA


548302 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


NOTICE
CITY'OF BELLE GLADE
PUBLIC INPUT MEETING
TORRY ISLAND NATURE CENTER
The City of Belle Glade's Recreation Department will conduct a public
meeting regarding the development of the Torry Island Nature Center. The
sole purpose of the meeting will be to receive Input from the community
on the development of the Nature Center. The meeting will be conducted
on the following day and date, and the following time and location:
Day: Wednesday
Date: February 2, 2005
Time: 6:00 p.m. 8:qO p.m.
Location: Belle GladeqCity Hall
Commission Chambers
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West
Belle Glade, Florida
549658 CGS 1/27/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Ritta Drainage District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the Land-
owners of Ritta Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at United
States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the purpose
of:
1. Election of 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.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
RITTFA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549554 CGS 1/27;2/3/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Disston Island Conservancy District, and in accordance with Chapter
298, Florida Statutes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual
Meeting of the Landowners of Disston Island Conservancy Districtforthe
year 2004, will be held at United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses
Sales Office, North US 27, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8,
2005 at 10:00 AM, for the purpose of:
1. Election of one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (31 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.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DISSTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
BY: Trey Dyess, PRESIDENT
549557 CGS 1/27:2/3/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
LANDOWNERS OF
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of
Bolles Drainage District, and In accordance with Chapter 298, Florida
Statutes 194f, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of Bolles Drainage District for the year 2004, will be held at
United States Sugar Corporation, Molasses Sales Office, North US 27,
Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 11:45 AM, for the
purpose of:
1. Election of 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 comr before
the meeting. ,
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 1
BY: ANDERSON RACKLEY, PRESIDENT
549548 CGS 1/27;2/3/05


195U journey unve, Suite zo2
Fort Myers. FL 33901-9017
( 2391939-4254
lorida Bar No. 253820
548285 CGS 01/27;2/03


r.u. BOX 443
Clewiston, FL 33440-0443
PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE


NOTICE TO CREDITORS *
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned is the duly appointed and
qualified trustee of the John E. Kohan Revocable Trust. John E. Kohan,
the settlor of that trust died on April 28, 2004. A creditor having a claim
against the trust estate must file his claim with the undersigned at the ad-
dress given below within 90 days after the first publication of this notice.
NRS 164.025


DATED: January 7, 2005



547768 CGS 1/20,27;2/3/05


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Senior Trust Officer
Morgan Stanley
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FEMA hotline to end soon


ORLANDO-State of Florida
and the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) officials
have announced the Florida Hurri-
cane Housing Hotline, (888) 472-
1727, will discontinue operating
Jan.28.
Individuals' who still have
urgent housing needs related to the
2004 hurricanes can call FEMA
Helpline at (800) 621-FEMA
(3362); T7Y (800) 462-7585 for the
speech or hearing impaired. Florid-
ians also can make requests at one
of the state's Disaster Recovery
Centers (DRC). The Helpline is
operational daily from 7 a.m. to 7

Earthquake
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District scientists discovered
spikes in deep monitoring well-
water levels 60 minutes after the
recent earthquake.
The massive, Dec. 26 underwa-
ter earthquake off the coast of
northern Sumatra impacted the
earth's underground water levels
approximately 8,000 miles away in
Florida, according to South Florida
Water Management District hydro-
geologists.
Water levels in the district's deep
Floridian aquifer monitoring wells
in Collier and Okeechobee coun-
ties and other wells throughout the
agency's 16-county region, saw
sudden spikes up to four inches,
approximately 60 minutes after the
earthquake, which measured 9.0
on the Richter Magnitude Scale hit.
"Normally, water level changes
in the Floridan aquifer happen
slowly," said John Mulliken, the
agency's director of planning and
resource evaluation, who oversees
a team of water supply planners,
environmental scientists and hydro-
geologists.
"The spikes were sudden and
very unusual," he said. "The speed
at which the shockwave moved
was absolutely awesome."
The spikes were not uniform
from well to well. U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) scientists estimate
that seismic waves from the earth-
quake traveled across the globe at
approximately 7,400 miles per
hour, causing small water-filled
crevices in the Floridan aquifer to
expand and contract. This action
forced water in and out of the wells.
The hydrologists also concluded
that no damage to the Floridan
aquifer or water supply resulted


p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Statewide DRCs are open from 8
a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sat-
urday.
The Florida Hurricane Housing
Hotline was established in the
wake of Hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, which
impacted the state last August and
September. Since its inception, the
hotline has received more than
24,000 calls.
The State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) is a collaboration of
Florida's state agencies led by the
state coordinating officer. SERT's
mission is to ensure that Florida is
prepared to respond to emergen-


cies, recover from them, and miti-
gate their impact. Visit
http://www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for all
hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts fol-
lowing any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigation activ-
ities, trains first responders, works
with state and local emergency
managers, and manages the
National Flood Insurance Program
and the U.S. Fire Administration.
FEMA became part of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security
March 1,2003.


impacts Florida aquifers

Changes In Water Levels in Deep Wells (more than 1000' below land
surface) Because of the Soumatra Earthquake
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The wells, ranging in depth from nesses and farms throughout much
1,350 feet to 1,900 feet, are used by of the state. It is a secondary source
South Florida Water Management of water in the area south of Lake
hydrogeologists to monitor and Okeechobee.
learn more about the Floridan ,Scientists for state and federal
aquifer system, an underground agencies have reported similar
layer of porous limestone that cov- readings in deep wells in other
ers most of Florida. The system is states resulting from the earth-
used as the primary water supply quake.


Landlord-tenant brochures distributed


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services is assisting
the federal government with
educating hurricane victims
about their rights and responsi-
bilities as tenants.
The department has provid-
ed the Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) with
30,000 Landlord/Tenant Law
brochures to be distributed to
Florida residents in affected
areas. FEMA provides disaster
assistance to people who were
victimized by the hurricanes
and wants to educate disaster
applicants about their rights as
tenants.
The agency will distribute


the brochures at Disaster
Recovery mobile units
deployed throughout the state.
It's important that Florida -resi-
dents who may have been
forced to vacate damaged
rental units for any amount of
time find out what their rights
are about paying rent during
the time they were not occupy-
ing a structure. The law also
covers the conditions under
which a tenant can terminate a
lease. In addition, thousands of
residents were displaced when
their homes were damaged or
destroyed during one of the
four hurricanes that struck the
state.
Many are still unable to


return to their homes and are
renting houses or apartments
until their homes can be
repaired or rebuilt. Homeown-
ers may not be aware that state
law provides them with certain
rights as tenants and provides
landlords with some rights as
well. Landlords and tenants
need to find out what their
responsibilities are so these
temporary placements don't
become a hardship.
"The key to avoiding prob-
lems is to know what the law
does to protect you as a tenant,
and what it doesn't do," said
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles
Bronson.


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'Thursday, January 27,2005










March of Dimes help


mothers and babies


Courtesy photo
Scott Bristow, Feeding Frenzy Fanatic winner


Girl Scouts host


fair 'Feeding Frenzy'


Fair goers gathered at the Taste
of Florida Stage Thursday evening
to watch local celebrities eat their
way to victory during the fourth
Annual Girl Scout Cookie Feeding
Frenzy.
Scott Bristow, of KOOL 105.5,
beat out the likes of Mayor Lois
Frankel, Leslie Streeter from the
Palm Beach Post, Jason Penning-
ton of WILD 95.5, Keith Van Allen
of the Gator 98.7 and a lucky audi-'
ence member to become the new
"Feeding Frenzy Fanatic."
Each contestant was paired
with local Girl Scouts who fed
them 24 Girl Scout cookies. Scott
was the first contestant to finish.


all 24 cookies. Afterward, the con-
testants stayed to sign autographs
and pose for pictures. The Girl
Scout Cookie sale runs until Feb.
7.
Girl Scouts is the world's pre-
eminent organization dedicated
solely to girls-all girls-everywhere.
In an accepting and nurturing
environment, girls build character
and skills for success in the real
world. Girl Scouts of Palm Glades
Council, Inc., a United Way
agency, serves almost 9,000 Girl
Scouts in Palm Beach, Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian Rivet, Okeechobee,
Glades and Hendry Counties.


The Southwest Coast Division
of the March of Dimes has award-
ed 2005 grants that will address
significant maternal and child
health issues such as access to
care in rural areas that are of con-
cern in our community, said
Wendy Widerman, March of
Dimes Program services chair.
These grants are one way the
March of Dimes pursues its mis-
sion of preventing birth defects
and infant mortality.
"We are grateful that our suc-
cessful fundraising efforts to help
more babies to be born healthy in
Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and
Charlotte County," she said. Agen-
cies that received March of Dimes
2005 grant awards include:
Lehigh Acres Social Services Cen:
ter, 9,000, to provide free prenatal
education and.support for preg-
nant, Spanish-speaking women
residing in Lehigh Acres and east-
ern Lee County. Transportation to
and from the classes and child-
care will be available through the
grant.
Hendry County.Health Depart-
ment, 8,000, to implement
enhanced parental education
services for Spanish-speaking
women in Clewiston and Labelle.
The grant will increase participa-
tion in local parental and family
planning programs through out-
reach, education and public
awareness about pre-pregnancy
care. Two organizations received
a total of 3,000 in community
awards.


The Lee/Collier Chapter of the
Association of Women's Health,
Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
(AWHONN) will help design and
implement educational programs
on prematurely for area nurses;
and the Post Polio Support Group
provided funding for printing and
distributing their educational
newsletter.
Post-Polio Voice "In addi-
tion," said Wilderman, "the Flori-
da chapter of the March of Dimes
mission preventing birth defects,
premature birth and infant mor-
tality. All non-profit organizations
that work with maternal/infant
health issues may apply for both
state and local grants."
For more information, contact
Tricia Christian at (239) 433-3463.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects and infant mortality.
Founded in 1938, the March of
Dimes funds programs of
research, community services,
education, and advocacy to save
babies and in 2003 launched a
five-year campaign to address the
increasing rate of premature
birth.
For more information, visit
March of Dimes .Web site at mar-
chofdimes.com or its Spanish
Web site nacersano.org. For more
information on the annual March
of Dimes Walk America, visit the
Web site at walkamerica.org.


National Awareness


Folic Acid Week


GAINESVILLE-The Florida
Folic Acid Coalition, based at the
University of Florida (UF), is joining
with other public and private
groups to launch National Folic
Acid Awareness Week, Jan. 24-30,
throughout the state and nation.
The goal of this weeklong event
is to make people aware of the
importance of folic acid in their diet
and its many lifelong benefits, said
Gail Rampersaud, a registered die-
titian and assistant in nutrition
research and education at UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences (UF/IFAS).
"The theme of the educational
effort, 'Folic Acid: You Don't Know
What You're Missing,' is especially
important with the popularity of
low-carbohydrate diets," she said.
"We are concerned that people
who are curtailing their intake of
carbohydrates such as fortified
grains are unaware that they may
be missing out on essential vita-
mins and minerals, such as folic
acid, for good health and well-
being."
Ms. Rampersaud said folic acid
is a B-vitamin necessary for proper
cell growth. Daily intake of at least
400 micrograms of folic acid before
and during pregnancy has been
shown to reduce the risk for seri-
ous birth defects of the brain and
spine, called neural tube defects.
Since 1998, the Food and Drug
Administration has required the
addition of folic acid to enriched
cereal grain products such as
breads, cereals, flours, pastas, rice
and other grain products. Accord-
ing to the Centers for Disease Con-
trol. and Prevention, fortification
has helped reduce the rates of neu-
ral tube defects by approximately
26 percent.
.Lynn Bailey, a professor in the
UF/IFAS food science and human
nutrition department, said that tak-
ing 400 micrograms of folic acid.
before and during early pregnancy
from a multivitamin or fortified
foods may help reduce the risk for


neural tube defects by up to 70 per-
cent. Bailey's research on folic acid
was a major factor in the National
Academy of Sciences' decision to
issue its recommendations on folic
acid and birth defect prevention.
"We are concerned that many
women of childbearing years
might not understand that by low-
ering their intake of enriched
grains, the\ could be increasing
their risk of having a pregnancy
affected by a birth defect," Ms. Bai-
ley said. "To get enough folic acid
every day, women should take a
daily multivitamin and include for-
tified grains as part of a healthy diet
that includes folate-rich foods such
as orange juice, dark green leafy
vegetables, strawberries, and
legumes such as peanuts and. kid-
ney beans."
Bailey said about 3,000 babies
in the United States, including 80
babies in Florida, are born each
year with a neural tube defect,
resulting in substantial emotional
and financial impacts on affected
families. Although many women
are aware of folic acid, less than
half take a multivitamin containing
folic acid every day.
"Taking a multivitamin with 400
micrograms of folic acid every day
is such a simple thing to do yet can
return huge benefits with regard to
the health of a mother and her chil-
dren," she said.
Ms. Bailey and Ms. Rampersaud
oversee the Florida Folic Acid Coali-
tion, which is currently supported
by UF/IFAS and the Florida Depart-
ment of Health. The coalition edu-
cates consumers and health pro-
fessionals about the health benefits
of folic acid, increasing folic acid
intake and reducing the number of
babies born with serious birth,
defects.
Ron Lutz, an advanced regis-
tered nurse practitioner and coor-
dinator for the coalition at UF/IFAS,
says that much work needs to be
done regarding folic acid educa-
tion.


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in Muse, and his band provided entertainment for those
attending the annual Honey Festival in Muse Jan. 15.



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