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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: February 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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C4i Stolen engines are recovered


Beautification
contest nears
Local businesses are invited
to.participate in a beautification
contest hosted by the Belle
Glade Chamber of Commerce.
Businesses will show beautifi-
cation improvements to. their
structures and landscaping.
Winners will receive a cash
voucher. For more information,
please call 996-2745. If you
need more than one applica-
tion you may download it from
the chamber's Web site at
www.bellegladechamber.com.
Glades Central
SAC meeting
Parents, community mem-
bers and business partners you
are invited to attend Glades
Central Community High
School's monthly SAC meeting.
It will be held on Tuesday, Feb.
15, in the Raider Media Center
from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Black History
Program
The Pahokee Beacon Center
would like to invite all parents,
staff, and the community to
come out and watch as our stu-
dents perform at our Black His-
tory Program. This event will
take place at the Pahokee High
School Auditorium Feb. 16, 6
p.m. There will also be a FCAT
pep rally hosted by the Pahokee
Elementary School staff. Please
contact Ms. Clayton or Ms.
Maraj at (561) 924-6500 for
more information. ---
Foster parenting
classes
Campus For Living in coop-
eration with the Pahokee Bea-
con Center will be conducting a
five-week Foster Parenting class
starting Feb. 17, and ending
March 17, the class will be bro-
ken down into five-week ses-
sions, Foster Parents will be
receiving in-service training
hours which are required to
renew certificates. There will be
babysitting, food, and trans-
portation provided if needed. If
you have any questions or con-
cerns you can contact Diana
Walker, or Anita Davis at the
Pahokee Beacon Center for
more information at (561) 924-
6544.
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 tutor-
ing program pays special atten-,
tion to preparing students for
the FCAT test and will be held
Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to
participate. The Weed and Seed
Program also offers parenting
classes and a youth mentoring
program. For more informa-
tion, please contact Carleen
Downing, 996-4220.


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Classifieds ......15-18
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .............4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE For the past sev-
eral months, the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office has taken a
hard line approach to cracking
down on vehicle thefts and the
organized rings of criminals
behind the thefts..
Recently, investigators made
another step in that effort, recover-
ing a number of stolen engine
parts that have been traced back to
stolen vehicles. While the case
remains under investigation, offi-


cials hope to'make arrests soon.
Detectives stormed two prop-
erties in Pahokee, recovering a
small treasure of automotive parts
and other personal property. Offi-
cials believe that a known "chop
shop" in the area was in posses-
sion of the property when it was
recovered.
Days earlier, the sheriff's office
received the lead they were antici-
pating.
At approximately 3 a.m. on
Jan. 28, Deputy Byron Smith was


patrolling the streets of Pahokee
when he noticed a pickup truck
pushing a yellow El Camino car
down the road on the 2900 Block
of Bacom Point Road. The activity
raised suspicions because the car
was missing its headlights and
hood.
When Deputy Smith
approached the two vehicles, a
number of occupants pulled over
and fled from the scene, leaving
both vehicles behind. Upon fur-
ther investigation, the car turned


Surprise: The citizen of the year award






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Alice Thompson, left, surprise
izen of the year, thought that


Thompsoi
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
CANAL POINT "Coach"
Don Thompson was named
this year's citizen of the year
by the Pahokee Chamber of
Commerce for his work within
the community and his contri-
butionto to the Pahokee Blue
Devils football team.
With a surprised reaction
- event organizers told him
his wife would be getting the
award Coach Thompson
humbly accepted the award.
"Words can't describe what
this guy means to me," Blue
Devil Coach Leroy Foster told
those in attendance. "I just
love him. You should be proud
to have a man like this repre-
sent Pahokee."
Panama Jack, an old friend
from Coach Thompson's days
at the Citadel, who traveled to
Pahokee for the presentation
said, "When you see Don
away from here, all he can talk
about is Pahokee. He loves
anything to do with this
place."
In his district, Representa-
tive Alcee Hastings singled out
a day as Coach Thompson day.
Several others took part,
and poked a little fun, in recog-
nizing Coach Thompson's self-


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
;es her husband, who up until being announced as the cit-
she was scheduled to win the award.

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Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Coach Leroy Foster accepts his award for athletic achieve-
ment. "I feel I'm a blue-blood now," he said.
less volunteer spirit. Coach beautiful wife.".
Thompson still hangs around Seemingly reluctant of his
the football lockers and goes award, coach Thompson said,
to, games with the Blue Devils, "If any of these things you say
providing support to its players of me are true, I give all the
and coaches.
"Man,, oh man," said a glory to my Lord and Savior."
shocked coach Thompson. "I Presented with his accom-
thought we were going to do
something for my wonderful, See Banquet Page 10


out to be stolen having been
reported missing out of West Palm
Beach only three hours earlier.
Sergeant Frank Mayo with the
District 5 sub-station was called in
to investigate. He said he recog-
nized the pickup truck as a vehicle
regularly driven by Terrence Walk-
er. Terrence Walker is out on bond
from a grand theft auto charge.
The sheriff's office visited Walk-
er's home on Farm Place but no
one was home. Pahokee police
officers helped in looking for Walk-


er, visiting a place Walker fre-
quents on Singletary Avenue.
There, officers found the registra-
tion for the stolen El Camino.
A search warrant executed at
both properties turned up 70 items
seized by the sheriff's office,
including .motors, transmissions
and stereos and other items. From
the property, investigators have
been able to trace a number of the
recovered items to vehicles report-
See Engines Page 10


'Good job' to



city manager

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza decision-making, problem-
SOUTH BAY South Bay solving, communication, lead-
City Commissioners had noth- ership and community-rela-
ing btit good things to say of tions skills. Out.of a possible
City Manager Tony Smith's per- 250 points, he garnered an
formance during the past year overwhelming 237.
noting his ability to have The commission reviewed
. persevered in the face of much Mr. Smith's performance from
adversity, the period of December 2003
Commissioners seemed to when he resigned from the
be happy with his ability to jug- city manager post in the neigh-
gle a struggling economic con- boring city of Belle Glade to
edition that has been weighed work for South Bay. to
down by other critical factors, December 2004.
and a re-structured city hall. During that time, Mr. Smith
The commissioners deliv- has worked at stabilizing the
ered a glowing review of the struggling city. His work during
city manager at the Feb. 1 city- that year included addressing
meeting, but had trouble an aging infrastructure
rewarding him according to his throughout the city, including
performance-based contract. the worn and weathered
Commissioners reviewed wastewater treatment plant.
Mr. Smith's performance The Department of Environ-
based on several categories,
including: Knowledge of job, See Manager Page 10





Elections to be



held in March


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE With the
approaching date only a few
months away, the Belle Glade
City Commission is poising
itself for the upcoming elec-
tions.
To be held just around the
corner, in March, the elections
sees two commissioner seats
up for grabs. Terms. for seats
"A" and "B" on the city com-.
mission are expiring this year.
The seats currently belong
to Commissioners Sherrie
Dulany and Don Garrett,
whose two-year term comes
to an end. According to Belle
Glade City Clerk Debra Buff,
both incumbents have filed,
noting their intention to win
re-election bids.
Residents interested in
seeking a seat on the city
commission will be given the


opportunity in a few days, as
the qualifying period for the
upcoming elections begins
Jan. 25. The qualifying period
extends to Feb. 8, when it
ends at noon. Candidates
interested in taking part in the
election must live within the
city limits in order to qualify.
Ms. Buff informed that one
resident has expressed an
interest in running. Dr. Ray
'Torres Sanchez, of the Torres
Sanchez Funeral Home in
Belle Glade, has filed. He chal-
lenges Commissioner Dulany
for Seat "A."
The elections are sched-
uled to occur March 8, with a
run-off, if necessary, sched-
uled two weeks later for
March 22.
South Bay and Pahokee
See Elections Page 4


A new nature center soon?


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE -At a meet-
ing of stakeholders at the Belle
Glade pavilion on Torry Island,
the Nature Center project, a
project spearheaded by the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, was discussed.
Consultants hired to study
the feasibility of making the
project a reality, the RMPK
Group, facilitated a discussion
on the possible uses and costs
of constructing the nature cen-
ter on the island. In the early
stages of a master plan for the
center, the consultants will be
submitting a formal plan to the
district later this year for its
consideration.
Under the plan, the district,
in partnership with the city of
Belle Glade, looks to construct


a facility that would cater to
residents and tourists that
would focus on informational
exhibits and studies of the
unique ecosystem of the area.
A preliminary vision of the
center includes a hiking trail
that would circle the facility,
towers that would be used to
observe the national surround-
ings, tour boats and the build-
ing itself, an estimated
$600,000 building that would
accommodate a nature muse-
um, gift shop, classroom, a
number of offices and a dining
deck.
When the idea was initially
proposed, and the South Flori-
da Water Management District
agreed to pay for the concep-
tual plan, it was agreed that
the pavilion could be torn


down or restored to make way
for the nature center; a plan
that was scrapped after further
discussion. As a result, the
location of the nature center is
squarely focused on an area of
land between Slim's Fish
Camp and the current airboat-
launching area, just north of
the road leading into the island
from Belle Glade.
As the consultants envi-
sioned the ideal organization
of a successful nature center,
discussion quickly focused on
who would be responsible for
running the facility. According
to Russell Moore with RMPK, a
number of organizations have
come forward to express an
interest in being a part of the
See Center- Page 10


staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
RMPK Group, consultants on the nature center project,
unveiled conceptual designs for the nature center. The center
is being described as a multi-use facility that would house
informational exhibits, a gift shop, and other attractions for
tourists at Torry Island in Belle Glade.







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 10,2005


Obituaries


Jewell Arnold Maddox
Jewell Arnold Maddox, 81, of
Palmdale, died Feb. 3, 2005 in
Lake Placid. She was born March
26, 1923 in Okeechobee to
Charles C. Arnold and Iva Pearl
Eubanks Arnold. She was a long-
time resident of Palmdale. Sur-
vivors include her daughter,
Glenice Raulerson Baker (Den-
nis) of Fayetteville, Ark.; stepson,
Barney Maddox of Palm Beach;
stepdaughter, Betty Jo Maddox of


Lakeland; sister, Ona Hendry of
Palmdale; grandchildren, Brent
Baker, Landry Baker, Sandi Lopez
and Lucy Hester; great grandchil-
dren, Rachel Vivian Baker, lan
Russell Baker, Erin Elizabeth
Baker and Anna Jolene Baker. She
was preceded in death by her first
husband, Lee Raulerson in 1966,
second husband, Wilburn "Ed"
Maddox in 1996, and her son Den-
nis Raulerson in 1995. Funeral
services were held Sunday, Feb. 6,


Wedding announcement


Zarrella-Huff
Mr. Robert D. Huff and Mrs.
Yvonne Calhoun are proud to
announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their daughter Amanda
Rose Huff to Kevin John Zarrella,
son of Mr. John Zarrella and Mrs.
Sally Newton on Saturday, Feb.
26, at 3 p.m. The wedding cere-


mony will take place at Maple
Grove Baptist Church, 120 East
State Road 78, Lakeport. Friends
and family of the bride and groom.
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremo-
ny, at the Lakeport Community
Center located on Red Barn Road
in Lakeport.


Sunfest extravaganza


to kick off annual party


WEST PALM BEACH-One of
West Palm Beach's most
renowned arfd elite event planners,
Sutka Productions International,
Inc., will help plan an all-new
extravaganza for SunFest, to be
held Wednesday night, April 27.
This will be the inaugural year for
the All Access Party, which will help
kick off Florida's largest music, art
and waterfront festival.
"We are thrilled to be working
with SunFest because it gives two
outstanding organizations a
chance to combine their fabulous
talents and make the festival even
bigger and better than before," said
Bruce Sutka, president of Sutka
Productions. "Combining per-
formance, music, extraordinary
effects and lighting, this new
evening of excitement will surely
prove to be the next level of recog-
nition for SunFest's already interna-
tional reputation."
Sutka Productions will design
all aspects of the party, including
decorations and entertainment.
Over the past 25 years, Sutka Pro-
ductions has produced events
throughout North America and
Europe for such prolific clients as
Revlon, Donald Trump, Chanel,
Jimmy Buffett, Steven Spielberg's
Shoah Foundation and Giorgio
Armani.
The All Access Party is a sepa-
rate event from the regular four-day
festival of SunFest 2005. An
unprecedented, adult-oriented cel-
ebration, it will feature an open
bar, free "Taste of SunFest" food
sampling and access to the VIP
hospitality area as well as the Club
SunFest party area and air-condi-
tioned lounge.


Guests can get down ajd shake
their booties to the sounds of KC &
The Sunshine Band, who will
headline the Washington Mutual
Stage. Throughout the party, guests
will be enthralled by conceptual
performance art in the style of
Cirque du Soleil(r), including con-
tortionists, acrobats and other cos-
tumed performers.
Only 5,000 tickets will be sold
for this one-night event. In the past,
average attendance at SunFest on a
Wednesday night has been 20,000.
Additionally, guests will have the
chance to go backstage with a lim-
ited amount of guided tours.
Tickets for the party are $50 and
are available online at
http://www.sunfest.com or by call-
ing (561) 659-5980 or (800) SUN-
'FEST. Tickets will also be available
at the SunFest store at 525 Clematis
Street in downtown West Palm
SBeach. Regular one-day and four-
day SunFest tickets cannot be used
for the party, and there will be no
senior or children's discounts.
Sutka Productions Internation-
al, led by president and founder
Bruce Sutka and David Negri, has
offices in West Palm Beach and
New York. It is a vibrant, compre-
hensive design house and vision-
ary production company whose
events feature the cr me de la
cr me of the corporate, social and
charityworlds.
SunFest, Florida's largest music,
art and waterfront festival, takes
place annually in downtown West
Palm Beach. SunFest 2005 is April
28 through May 1. For more infor-
mation about SunFest, visit
http://www.sunfest.com or call
(561) 659-5980 or (800) SUNFEST.


Samuel S. Thomas'
W3ALE, PIO
At their first annual meting for
2005, the Big Lake Amateur Radio
Club took time to review the events
of 2004 and look forward to what's
coming.
There was a shortage of c6m-
municators to respond for hurri-
cane shelters during the storms last
year. Amateur radio has a special.
ability to get the message through
when all other means of commu-
nication are down; being able to
use many frequencies, many
bands, many modes of communi-
cations (voice, code, fax, teletype,
digital communication, etc.)
This provides reliability and the
members of the club suggested
that, considering the shortage of
local operators and considering
our needs, persons might be
assigned to shelters with "CB-
types" of radios, and put in touch
with a local amateur station that
could relay messages to areas out-
side of the city or country.
Radio coordination will take
place from the Lee County line and


include parts of Western Palm
Beach County, including Glades
County. The plan will be proposed,
through our local emergency con-
tact coordinator, Jim Sparks-
AA4BN to the county emergency
response teams. The club consid-
ered putting a Special Event radio
station on the air during the
upcoming Sugar Festival. This will
let visitors contact persons from
around the country and tell people
across the country that our Sugar
Festival is a special event.
Persons visiting the festival can
drop by the on-site radio station
and talk to people around the
world about this special time in
Clewiston. Persons interested in
participating in emergency activi-
ties, field days, special events sta-
tions or who have an interest in
amateur radio are invited to get in
touch with the Big Lake Amateur
Radio Club. It meets the last Mon-
day evening of each month, at 7:30
p.m. at Saint Martin's Church, 207
North W.C. Owens Ave., Clewis-
ton. For more information call Eric
Rhinehart, W4KPG at (561) 924-
9270.


at the Palmdale Baptist Church in
Palmdale with Rev. Earl Kline offi-
ciating. Interment followed at
Ortona Cemetery. Arrangements
by Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-
Labelle.
Imugene H. Goodlett
Imogene Goodlett, 84, died,
Feb. 4, 2005, in West Palm Beach.
She was born April 3, 1920, in
Blount County, Alabama, the
daughter of Shelly Andrew Hill
and Edna Pearl Smith Him, and
moved to Belle Glade, in 1940
where she met her husband
Charles D. Goodlett, the city's


longtime Police Chief who in 1989
preceded her in death. She is sur-
vived by her son, David Goodlett,
his wife, Michelle and three
grandchildren, Alison. Lobdell,
Charles David Goodlett III, and
Andrew Quinton Goodlett, all of
West Palm Beach. Funeral servic-
es were held Feb. 8. Burial fol-
lowed at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
The family requests that expres-
sions of sympathy be made in
Imogene's name to the Commu-
nity United Methodist Church in
Belle Glade. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade.


Pets turning wild:


Iguanas spreading
FORT LAUDERDALE- boa constrictors eat iguanas.
Brought into Florida as pets, igua- Iguana meat is considered a deli-
nas are a good example of how cacy by people in Central and
exotic animals can.become a nui- South America.
sance across the state, says a Uni- Kern said it is illegal to release
versity of Florida (UF) pest man- any exotic animal in Florida,
agement specialist, including iguanas. Because they
Pet iguanas that have escaped' are not native to Florida, they are
or been released are now well not protected in the state except
established throughout South by anti-cruelty laws.
Florida and can be found as far Green iguanas are listed by the
north as the Tampa Bay area, said Convention on International
Bill Kern, an assistant professor of Trade in Endangered Species
entomology with UF's Institute of because of their economic
Food and Agricultural Sciences. importance and over-harvest for
"Florida's subtropical climate the pet trade. In Florida, all cap-
allows these large herbivorous tured iguanas must be kept in
(plant-eating) lizards to survive, captivity as pets or captive breed-
reproduce and become a perma- ing stock, or must be destroyed.
nent part of the environment," he They cannot be released into the
said. "As a result, tens of thou- wild, he said.
sands of iguanas are multiplying Iguanas, which are consid-
in South Florida. the ered exotic unprotected. wildlife,
iguana familyare common the can be captured and removed by
iguana family are common thena iguana), property owners from their own
the Mexicguan spiny-tailed iguana property at any time without spe-
(Ctenosaura pectinata) and the cial state or federal permits, Kern
black spiny-tailed iguana said. Some counties or munici-
(Ctenosaurasimilis)ed iguana palities may have passed statutes
"Adult iguanas are large, pow- that protect these invasive
erful animals that can bite, cause exotics, so check with local
severe scratch wounds with their authorities before removing igua-
extremely sharp claws and deliv- nas.
er a painful slap with their tail," They may be caught by hand,
Kern said. "These reptiles usually noose pole, net or trap. Only live
avoid people, but will defend traps and snares are legal in Flori-
themselves against people and da. Babies can be sold or given to
pets who try to catch or corner pet stores or exotic pet whole-
them;" sales.
Wild adult iguanas, which can "When temperatures drop
be dangerous, never tame suffi- below 50 degrees Fahrenheit,
ciently and rarely make accept- cold-stunned iguanas can some-
able pets, he said. times be simply picked from
Damage caused by iguanas branches or picked up off the
includes eating valuable land- ground after they fall from trees,"
scape plants, shrubs and trees as he said.
well as orchids and many other Kern, a vertebrate pest man-
flowers. Iguanas do not eat citrus, agement expert at UF's Fort
but they like dooryard fruit such Lauderdale Research and Educa-
as berries, figs, mangoes, toma- tion Center, said male iguanas are
toes, bananas and lychees, Kern territorial against other males,
said. but are not territorial against
Mike Maunder, director 9f females and juveniles.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden "These large lizards like to
in Coral Gables, said hundreds Of bask in the sun on sidewalks,
iguanas in its garden are a major docks, seawalls, landscape tim-
prpblem because they feed on bers and open mowed areas," he
important plant collections, said. "If frightened, green iguanas
"Iguanas will climb trees to and basilisks dive into water,
feed and young specimen trees making them very difficult to cap-
have been badly damaged and in ture. Spiny-tailed iguanas usually
some cases killed," he said. "Our retreat into their burrows."
historic hibiscus garden was While adult iguanas prefer
grazed to the ground and has feeding on foliage, flowers and
been moved to possibly a safer fruit, they will occasionally eat
location. The impact of these her- animal material such as insects,
bivorous animals in a botanic lizards and other small animals,
garden cannot be sustained five nestling birds and eggs. Juveniles
large iguanas eat as much as one eat. more insects, and hatchling
Maunder said their plant col- green iguanas eat the droppings
election will be subject to continu- of adult iguanas to acquire the
al damage from iguanas until an gut bacteria they need to digest
effective and humane manage- plant material, Kern said.
mefit system can be initiated. Don't feed iguanas in your
Iguanas also dig burrows that yard because it will attract more
undermine foundations and side- iguanas and create problems for
walks, Kern said. Iguana burrows you and your neighbors," Kern
next to seawalls cause erosion said. "Pans of cut fruit will attract
and eventual collapse of the rats and raccoons as well as igua-
walls. Droppings from iguanas lit- nas."
ter areas and may be a source of In addition, there are other
salmonella bacteria, which caus- large lizards established in Flori-
es food poisoning. da that some people mistake for
Alligators, dogs, raccoons and iguanas, he said. The brown
birds of prey are probably the basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) is a
only natural enemies of iguanas large lizard up to two feet in
in the suburban environments of length that occurs in the same
. South Florida. Automobiles and areas as introduced iguanas.
people are the main cause of Knight anoles (Anolis equestris)
mortality of adult iguanas, he commonly reach between 12 to
said. 18 inches. Nile monitor lizards
In tropical America, large (Varanus niloticus) are carnivo-
predators such as ocelots, rous and eat small birds and
pumas, jaguars, anacondas and mammals.


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If you are
Wednesday was Ash Wednes-
day. For some Christians, this
marks a season of prayer and fast-
ing. Many religions practice ritual
fasting. Others may fast for medical
reasons, to "detoxify" their bodies.
Most people can go without
food for a day or two without suf-
fering any ill effect. However, for
some people fasting can be very
dangerous. For those with blood
sugar problems and those on pre-
scription medications, going with-
out food could be dangerous.
Never attempt a fast without
first consulting your doctor. Your
doctor will consider your overall
health, as well as any prescription
medications you are on before
advising if it is safe for you to fast
and how long you may fast.
While those on a fast may lose
weight, fasting is not a weight loss
solution. Fasting triggers the

The heali

Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Each year we are invited to
come together as a community to
take up the fight against cancer in
a fun-filled overnight event called
the Relay For Life. Sponsored by
the American Cancer Society, The
Relay For Life is a community-
supported, volunteer-driven,
team event, which helps raise
money to help prevent cancer,
save lives, and diminish suffering
from the disease.
The Clewiston Relay For Life
this year begins on Friday
evening, Feb. 18, at the Hendry
County Fairgrounds. All around
the fairgrounds, teams will set up
booths based on this year's
theme, "Take A Holiday From
Cancer".
For 18 hours, these teams of 10


going to fast make it fast
metabolism's "famine" mode, One thing that impressed me is The difference in carbohydrate
causing the body to conserve its that they appear to be fresher than level and calories was discovered
resources. It can also cause the most supermarket potatoes. Most later.
body to consume muscle tissue potatoes are cold-stored and it may One thing I noticed about the
instead of fat. be weeks or even months between Sunlite potatoes is that they have
On any fast, it is very important the time the potatoes are picked lighter, thinner skins. I liked this
to drink enough water, and to and the time you purchase them. because I like to eat the skin with
maintain the proper electrolyte bal- I know from experience that the potato you get more of the
ance. Check with your doctor for fresh potatoes have more flavor nutrients and fiber that way. I tried
advice about supplements. than those that have been stored. I baking them and they did well. The
000 was lucky enough to grow up on a skin did not dry out. The.flavor was
A few months ago, I read about small farm and well remember the good. The flesh of the potatoes was
a new strain of potatoes, lower in flavor of potatoes dug, cooked and not as flaky as that ofa russet pota-
calories and carbohydrates than consumed the same day. not as foulaky asnd that of a texture satisfac-
normal potatoes. The Sunlite The Sunlite potatoes are about to but found the texture satisfac
brand potatoes are grown in Flori- 20 percent lower in calories than story.
da. Critics of the new strain of pota- russet potatoes; and, 30 percent Before making any change in
toes claimed that lower carbohy- lower in carbohydrates. They con- your diet or exercise program, con-
drate content would make the tain Vitamins B6 and C and potassi- suit your doctor. This is especially
potatoes "gummy," and less flavor- um. According to the marketing important if you are on any pre-
ful. company that packages the pota- scription medications. Some drugs


So when
potatoes or
market, I de

ing


in saw some of these
sale at a local super-
cided to try them.


toes, the new strain of potatoes
was originally designed to have
more flavor than russet potatoes.


power of Relay


to 15 people will walk, jog, or run
around a track with a common
goal'- to raise money through
donations to help the American
Cancer Society work towards a
cure for cancer and to provide
care and hope for those affected
by cancer. Of course, the public is
invited to come check-out the
booths, enjoy the good food, the
entertainment, the music, and the
great fun of the event.
The Relay will begin with a
"Survivor's Lap" at 6 p.m. The
luminary ceremony, a very touch-
ing event, will be at 9 p.m. Can-
dles are lit in remembrance of
those who have lost their battle to
cancer, as well as in honor of
those who ate survivors. To go
around the track and read all of
the names is a heartfelt experi-
ence. These lights of hope and
remembrance will stay lit


throughout the evening.
This week I came across a
photograph that I took at the 2003
Cancer Survivor Dinner. Some of
those lovely people are no longer
with us. As I look at the photo
from last year, I am reminded
even more of the loss of dear
friends and neighbors that will
not be in the photo this year.
The comfort that I have comes
from knowing that no matter
what happens and life shows
us that it most likely will happen if
it .has not already God will turn
our ashes to beauty and our sor-
rows to joy. It comes from our
abiding hope as Christians that
the day will come when we will
be with our Lord and our loved
ones, but in the meantime God
will make a way for us in this life-
time.
Understanding this, we can


interact badly with tfoods that.
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".

r For Life

come to the realization that can-
cer is not all-powerful. Because of
our relationship with our Lord,
there are things that cancer can't
do. It can't consume love. It can't
abolish hope, erode faith, or dis-
rupt peace. Cancer can't repress
courage, attack the soul, elimi-
nate eternal life, or conquer your
spirit.
The power of the Relay is that
it allows a community to grieve
for those lost to cancer and to cel-
ebrate the lives of those who have
survived.-The power of Christiani-
ty is that we can enjoy the gift of
joy in days of health and strength,
and the gift of God's abiding pres-
ence and promise in days of pain
and grief.
Claim this and embrace this
and let yourself be blessed by this.


High blood pressure and misplaced anger
The Reverend Samuel S. change things and not an innocent for the owner of the vineyard. They your own.
Thomas, Ph.D.+ bystander. I see that in churches all simply become a convenient That does not help anyone, not
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston of the time. Someone is angry source for displaced anger. That's even you. When Paul writes, "be
about something that happened in where tension comes from; dis- angry and sin not (Ephesians
I heard a statistic on TV that pre- a national convention so they take placed anger never solves the prob- 4:26)" he admonishes us to stop
dicted by 2025, one out of three it out on the local church. lem, never communicates to the using each other for whipping
persons will suffer from hyperten- The people who suffer have source, never lets anyone say, boys. Figure out what or who
sion. That's quite a large number of nothing to do with the national "There, I've gotten it off my chest!" makes you angry give them the
people! Tension comes from many decisions, but you can be sure The victims ask themselves, benefit of your energies. It's better
sources some beyond our con- they'll be the targets of someone "Hey, what did I do to deserve this?" for your blood pressure and may
trol, but some areas are within our who is angry about something They feel wronged and rightly so. be better all around!
power to change. going on somewhere else. The They in turn feel like vengeance and
For many people, the source of sources of their anger, of course, go their blood pressure goes up too.
tension is misdirected. A father has blitherly on, their lives unchanged The biblical parable about the ten- V fy
a bad day on the job and nothing and untouched by someone miles -ants is a play on words and ideas. 21bs.
goes right. He brings his feelings away looking forvengeance. The owner of the vineyard sends his
home and takes things out on a There is a biblical parable about son the tenants are jealous and
mother who is sure she had noth- tenants found in Mark 12. A man say, "Come lets kill him and the
ing to do with it, but takes some plants a vineyard, rents it out and inheritance will be ours." N IG
abuse and is on edge. The kids act goes away. When he sends mes- It is about the lord being reject- I
up and set her off-- getting a reac- sengers to collect his rent, they beat ed by those whom God has Mon Chicken Cun(
tion to their mischief that is out of them, send them away empty- entrusted His world. That's the
proportion to what they did. handed, and finally kill one of problem with displaced anger Wed. Salisbury Ste;
They go after the dog, the dog them. The owner sends his son, you may pick the wrong person to
goes after the cat, and the cat feeling that surely the son will be use for a scapegoat. You may do -Meat-0af
becomes the best mouse-chaser in respected. He too is killed, more damage than you ever imag-
town. In reality, it is misdirected Of course, the messengers and ined. You can find yourself regret-
anger that causes a lot of problems. the son have nothing to do with the ting an attack on someone who is
Often, ,the source of people's anger contract, the obligations of the ten- really innocent and on your side.
is something they cannot name. ants or the feelings of the tenants You add to the world's tensions and
We don't seem to get mad at the
gas station attendant when the gas
goesup, butwhoisresponsible? Black History M onth tidbits
Can we say "the Arabs" and let
them know about our feelings over Part of our Black History is
high prices? We're unhappy about the struggle we had for equali-
the situation and since the persons ty. In remembering and honor-
responsible are untouchable, ing those who were on the fore-
someone nearby will have to hear front of the civil rights K E E P
about it. An author of several books movement in Florida, a cere-
told about having to wait in the mony was held in St. Augus- K E E P
checkout line of a grocery store tine, Jan. 28. It was a memo-
and someone started to complain rable occasion and the
about how long the lines were, honorees were each recog-
how there weren't enough nized 'for the significant role
cashiers, how service had fallen off they played in the 60's in the
and went on and on. fight for equal rights.
He said, "Excuse me, but you Mr. Melvin Thomas of
have me mixed up with someone Harlem a former Sheriff Deputy Courtesy photo
you think wants to hear about your was one of the honorees. Comn-
problems." missioner Janet Taylor, his wife Mr. Melvin Thomas
The proper persons to hear Florida Thomas, and Mr. and lor considered it an honor to be a
about it would have been the store Mrs. Clifton Dykes attended the able to represent Hendry Coun- -
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The real reason for the
Okeelanta strike failure
Dear editor:
There has been much finger
pointing and blame from striking
union members toward non-strik-
ing union members who crossed
the picket line for the failure of the
Okeelanta strike.
Okeelanta is an enormous
sugar company, no doubt. The
company employs in the hun-
dreds, possibly more than 1,000
people. People from Miami, West
Palm Beach, LaBelle, Lehigh, etc.
come to work everyday and have
for many years. Okeelanta has
excellent pay and benefits. Often,
they generously support commu-
nity projects and fundraisers. A lot
of people would love to work for
such a company. There has not
been a labor strike for over 30
years, and I believe that speaks vol-
umes about the relationship
between the company and its
employees.
Approximately 80-100 mem-
bers crossed the picket line, yet,
some of you cannot mathematical-
ly see it takes more than that num-
ber of people to run a mill that
large. People were brought in from
the outside to keep the mill run-
ning.
The strike failed because the
union was led by incompetent
board members who do not recog-
nize the following:
1. The union does not own
Okeelanta its members are
employed by Okeelanta. You do
not "demand" from an employer
-you "negotiate".
2. You don't call a company
"greedy" that pays top wages and
provides the benefits we have.


Besides that, how many of you
drive company vehicles or ride
other company transportation to
and from work at absolutely no
cost to you? Transportation has
nothing to do with items of negoti-
ations. Our benefits did not come
by way of a strike. They have
always been negotiated by a com-
pany that was willing to work with
and treat their employees' right.
3. When a company is forced to
cut back, it affects everyone. Okee-
lanta employees have suffered
lightly, considering everything the
sugar industry has recently faced.
Even with cutbacks, we still
received wage increases, still have
the best insurance available and
Okeelanta still provides the trans-
portation as before.
Okeelanta was not forced to
offer the severance package for the
truck drivers, neither were they
forced to offer early retirement for
employees 62 or older. The negoti-
ating committee, through their
arrogance, pride, incompetence
(and I must include stupidity) lost
this benefit for those employees.
If you are one of those who lost
in that package, I am sure there are
legal avenues with lots of people
(lawyers) that can help to recover
some of your losses.
Remember, it was neither
Okeelanta nor the 80-100 employ-
ees who crossed the picket line
,that cost you your benefits pack-
age. It was the negotiating commit-
tee. It's-too bad most of you cant
see that!
The next time union elections
are held, seriously consider the
candidates and their abilities.
Remember, you voted these in. We
don't want a repeat!
Barbara Ramos


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Elizabeth Cayson.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Pahokee. My father came.
from Cuba. He moved there in the
'40s. My mom was Mexican and
she moved to Pahokee, looking
for, work. She was a migrant
worker, that's how she came to
Pahokee.
Q: What do you do?
A: I work for the Health Care
District, I'm their community rela-
tions specialist and also oversee
the office here in the Glades. My
main job is public relations,
attending meetings, any informa-
tion that is relating to health care
and human services; I give the
information directly to our CEO,
Dwight Chenette. I really enjoy it.
I've been here 10 years and it's
been very rewarding. They want-
ed to open an office in the Glades
and they felt it was important
because they didn't have an actu-
al off-site out in the Glades. When
they offered me the job, I accept-
ed it. Didn't really know the chal-
lenges it was going to be, but it
was worth it.
Q:Why?
A: It's the motivation of help-
ing people, really. We have clients
that come through here:
Jamaicans, Haitians, Hispanics.
Me being of Hispanic descent, I
wish I could do more. Recently,
the hurricanes, it really devastated
a lot of people in Pahokee. I still
have family in Pahokee. A lot of


diverse people living there at the
time. I'll never regret living in
Pahokee, being born there and
being raised there. I live in Loxa-
hatchee now, but I only sleep
there is what I tell people. I sleep
there, I live here.
I'm a very people person. I can
walk up to a person in the streets,
"Hey, I'm Liz Cayson, who are
you?"
Q: What scares you?
A: Just recently, about two
years ago, my brother was killed
in a car accident. It was very
unexpected, he was only 30.
Because my dad raised us by him-
self, he raised us a very loving
family. We were very close. To
have something like that happen
to you, you go through the differ-
ent stages of mourning. What
really scares me: My dad is 73
years old, one day he may pass
away. I don't know how I'm going
to react to that. With your family, I
think not being able to tell them
one more time: I love you. I think
what scares me the most is not
being able to be there for my
loved ones. I think of my brother
all the time. It's like you go
through the emotions: Did he
know how much we loved him?
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: "Como te Extrano." It's
because of the wording in it: I
miss you. For me, a lot of things
happened in my life, I grew up
very fast because of the lifestyle
that I live. We had to push our-
selves to get where we are today
and I guess that song just makes
you think about the past.


Q: What irks you?
A: I wish that I could help
everybody with the district and
the services. It just irks me when
people come in here and they
demand the service. It's okay if
we're able to help them out, if we
can't we try to refer them, but to
have the attitude that we owe it to
them ... When they're unhappy or
upset about something, I really try
to streamline it and try to make
things easier for them, but when
they come in here demanding
services...
Q: What memory do you hold
dear to you?
A: What I'll remember the
most is probably how my father
raised us. He came to this country
looking for a better life and he
was faced with a lot of obstacles.
The love in our family, no matter
how bad the situations were -
we've had some tough times. I'll
always remember the closeness.
Hispanic people have that. Our
dad raised us loving and caring
people.
Growing up, my father worked
the sugar mills, the different shifts.
We had a lot of ladies who came
to our city looking for jobs, and he
would always have different
babysitters. We had different peo-
ple taking care of us and my dad
never remarried. It was like his
children came first no matter
what.
I'm 35 years old, I had a birth-
day on the, 20th, and my dad still
tells me when he doesn't like
something.


Weed and Seed coordinates programs


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A few
months after being hired to coor-
dinate the activities of the Weed
and Seed Program a program
established to tackle the overrid-
ing issues in downtown Belle
Glade, including crime and pover-
ty Carleen Downing is confi-
dent that reaching the community
socially will facilitate the work
necessary to make the program a
success.
Following in line with the
thought, Ms. Downing said she
has been working with a number
of agencies locally to provide the
greatest coverage of the needs of
residents in the area.
The programs running the
gamut from social to academic
services, the programs are utiliz-
ing the Weed and Seed offices at
the police sub-station on 5th St.
The key is to formulate com-
munity partnerships, she said.
An example is the Palm Beach


County Youth Bureau's counsel-
ing services, offered at the site.
The organization provides parent-
ing skills to residents Thursday
nights, from 6-7:30 p.m. The
organization is getting ready to
provide focus groups for children,
as well.
"We try to do our best to
assist," said Ms. Downing.
Another program called Sister
to Sister caters to girls and focuses
on self-esteem issues Tuesday
and Thursday nights at the sub-
station, from 5-6 p.m. The pro-
gram is run by a female police
officer, who coordinates the activ-
ities of the girls, who also partici-
pate in fundraising efforts and
field trips.
Programs for young men are
also held at the site, said Ms.
Downing.
One of those programs off to
tremendous success, she said, is
the suspension program coordi-
nated by the Belle Glade Police


Courtesy photo
Pahokee City Directors were recognized for their efforts fol-
lowing the two hurricanes. Pictured: Jim Vaughn, public
Works Director; Herbert Crawford, parks and recreation
director; Mayor J.P. Sasser; Rafael Duran, police chief; Gary
McEntire, commissioner; Allie Biggs, vice-mayor; Tim Mech-
ling, finance director; Gary Burroughs, fire chief; Lillie Lati-
more, city manager.

Pahokee honors directors


Department. When a child is sus-
pended from school, officers are
sent to speak to the parents of the
children, who are asked whether
they would like their children to
participate in the program.
Rather than having children to
wander the streets during school
hours because they are suspend-
ed, or left to themselves when
they have working parents, the
students are taken to the sub-sta-
tion, where officers work directly
with them in making sure that
they complete their schoolwork.
The program was implement-
ed last year as an alternative to
having the kids wait out their sus-
pensions. The idea was to keep
kids out of trouble and, hopefully,
keep them from wanting an easy
way out of school. According to
Ms. Downing, the program con-
tinually helps students from week
to week.
An abstinence program
rounds out the services being
offered.
But, if Ms. Downing is success-
ful, there will be more programs
at the sub-station, including an
after-school program that will
focus on improving FCAT scores,
continue drug education and con-
flict resolution. She has prepared
a grant for funding for that pro-
gram.
"Our purpose is to assist resi-


dents in empowering themselves
to take charge of their own com-
munities," said Ms. Downing.
Already, she said the program
has, through the work of its mem-
bers, who meet monthly, been
able to curb crime in several
ways.
"You don't see a lot of the peo-
ple in the area with open contain-
ers," she said.
The program works hand-in-
hand with community volunteers
and local law enforcement agen-
cies in addressing the needs of the
targeted area, which encompass-
,es most of downtown Belle
Glade.
Of course, she said, with will-
ing vo lunteers, the program
would have more to work with.
Ms. Downing asks residents who
are interested in the possibility of
volunteering to wQrk with the
Weed and Seed program to call
her. There's always room for
more people to want to help their
community, she said.
She believes that only true
mentorship and education can
residents truly excel. With volun-
teers at her disposal, that can one
day be a reality, she said.
"If the people don't have guid-
ance, their decisions are altered,"
she said.


The city of Pahokee honored
its directors who served above
and beyond their duties Jan. 20
over dinner at the Clewiston Inn.
In addition to this special recogni-
tion, directors who worked
beyond their normal schedules
were given bonuses as a token of
appreciation.
The commission jointly agreed
that there should be some com-
pensation for these individuals,
however, according to the city's
policy, overtime pay for salaried
employees is prohibited. There
were no provisions for pay for the


excess in overtime during and
after Hurricanes Jeanne and
Frances. Many employees were
required to work extremely long
hours and in some cases
remained on call around the
clock. Employees who are paid
hourly received overtime accord-
ing to the hours worked following
the storm.
Mayor Sasser said, "It is a very
small thing to do for the dedica-
tion shown by the staff in the face
of crisis. It's worth it to stretch our
budget to let the employees know
we appreciate them."


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Glades Health Care


cakewalk a sweet success


The staff at Glades Health Care
Center (GHCC) wanted to make a
difference and their first venture
into fundraising was a "sweet"
success.
Invitations were extended;
staff members went from busi-
ness to business, town hall, the
fire station, the chamber, and
even city commission meetings
with the intention of inviting the
community to participate in the
old-fashioned cakewalk that was
held Wednesday Jan. 26.
The cakewalk was the first
fundraiser that the staff has held
for GHCC in an effort to raise
money to provide the residents
with new furniture for their
rooms. Over $1,100 dollars was
raised and in addition to the cake-
walk some private donations
were received most notably a
donation for $250.00 from Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Hand. Over 40 cakes
were made and donated by staff
and community members -
even a local restaurant ("Linda's"
in Belle Glade) donated a deli-
cious caramel cake.
Lynette Wiseman (social serv-
ice director at GHCC and the lead
chairperson for this event) stated,
"The cakewalk was a wonderful
success. As always our communi-
ty came through. I am so proud to
be a lifetime resident of the
Glades where everyone is family


and supportive of each other.
Hopefully we will have even more
people at our next event."
Glades Health Care Center is a
not for profit skilled nursing facili-
ty that supplies much needed
medical services to over 200
Glades area residents yearly. The
majority of long-term care resi-
dents that live at this facility would
be homeless if not for GHCC. The
staff of GHCC loves their residents
and considers them to be mem-
bers of their family. GHCC is locat-
ed at 230 South Barfield Highway
and has been providing services
to this community for the better
part of 20 years.
At the end of the day, third
grader Jazimen Bensett of Paho-
kee's Glades Academy had one
question. "When is the next cake
walk?" GHCC looks forward to
having more community
fundraisers.
When asked what his wish list
would be for the residents at
GHCC would be, Drew Shimkus,
activities director responded,
"Well, other than the furniture I
would love to start a computer lab
for the residents, a big screen TV
would be nice too. There are so
many things I would love to get
for our residents, but we will just
have to take this one step at a
time. I am focusing my energies
on the furniture for now."


Elections

Continued From Page 1
will also be holding elections on
the same day.
Conforming with the same
dates as Belle Glade's for quali-
fying and run-offs the first
time it has happened the two
cities are also preparing for the
elections.
In Pahokee, the seats of Keith
Babb and Herbert Crawford will
be in the running. Neither of the


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Thursday, February 10, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Courtesy photo
Elizabeth Cayson
needs were there. We did some
things out there with the health
care district,, as far as trying to get
medical assistance to the families
out there. It's rewarding. You can
do the simplest thing, and those
people will appreciate it. They
come here and they bring you
corn if it's corn season, tamales ...
There's nothing like dealing
with the people in the Glades. You
have a lot of good people here. I
think a lot of people in the health
and human services agencies,
they're trying to help the people
out here.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I am a person who perse-
veres. Growing up in Pahokee,
my father raised five kids by him-
self; my mom and dad divorced
when I was about eight years old
and I was the only girl. It was very
challenging. And my dad being
Cuban, which was even worse.
Back then, it was such a beau-
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Thursday, February 10,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Two arrested in $1.2 million drug scam


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
the arrests of two men and
charges against a third for their
alleged involvement in an inter-
state prescription drug operation
with purchases totaling more than
$1.2 million.
Joseph Gonzalez, 40, of Mira-
mar, and John Cobey, 35, of Fort
Myers, are accused of facilitating
the sale of prescription drugs with
fake pedigrees, including medica-
tion intended for cancer patients.
Under a recent Florida law
advanced by Attorney General
Crist, a drug cannot be legally sold
in Florida without a valid pedigree


guaranteeing that it is authentic
and has been properly stored.
Gonzalez was arrested in Fort
Lauderdale and Cobey surren-
dered at the Lee County Jail. Also
being sought in the scheme is
Jose L. Benitez, 51, of Homestead.
According to an arrest affidavit,
Gonzalez allegedly facilitated
transactions between Benitez,
who operated an unlicensed
Miami drug wholesaling opera-
tion, and Cobey, owner of the
now-defunct Broward County.
drug wholesaler Atlantic Diabetic
Supply. The drugs, believed to
have been diverted from Medicaid
between November 2001 and


April 2002, were eventually sold to charged with the same crime as
other wholesalers with forged well as 12 counts of possession of
pedigree papers. The drugs sold legend drugs with intent to sell, a
included Epogen, Procrit and third-degree felony punishable by
Serostim. up to five years in prison. The
"Putting profit over the health defendants will be prosecuted by
and safety of cancer patients is as the Attorney General's Office of
low as it gets,".said Crist. "This Statewide Prosecution.
case vividly demonstrates why our Gonzalez's arrest was conduct-
new drug pedigree law is an ed by the Florida Department of
important tool for protecting the Law Enforcement (FDLE), follow-
health of medical patients." ing a joint investigation by FDLE,
Gonzalez and Cobey are the Attorney.'General's Medicaid
charged with one count of organ- Fraud Control Unit, Miami-Dade
ized fraud over $50,000, a first- Police, the Bureau of Pharmacy
degree felony punishable by up to Services, and the Food and Drug
30 years in prison. Benitez is Administration.


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Counesy phoio/City of Clewiston/Ben Sanford
Clewiston gets new fire truck
The Clewiston Volunteer Fire Department hosted-the January Chamber of Commerce
Social Jan. 18 to show off the city's new fire truck, Engine 8. Pictured with the truck are
Clewiston firefighters, Chief Rob Hunton, Chuck Pelham, Jimmy Pittman, Tom Waddell,
Matt Beatty, Kevin McCarthy, Travis Reese and Pete Garcia. The new E-ONE fire, truck
replaces a 25-year-old truck. It is a combination pumper/rescue truck with a 1,000 gallon
water tank and a 1,268 GPM pump. Among its many features are two high pressure hose
reels for the 'Jaws of Life," one for the spreader and one for the shears. Engine 8 is also
equipped with a 5,000-watt generator for running lights, tools, and smoke ejectors. The
ladders are mounted on an electric rack, which can be lowered within reach from the
ground.


Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.


Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.
has just opened its business to,
Clewiston residents .and offers ,a
variety of services that don't
require the normal expenses
related to visiting law firms.- -
. Services include identity theft
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Staff photo/Brenda Jaramillo-
Thomas Flewellyn, III, is
offering up his services to
local residents. Pre-Paid
Legal Services, Inc. is locat-
ed in Greenacres, but has
service available for local
needs.


protection, motor vehicle and
traffic violations, wills, contracts,
documents, and IRS audits.
According Thomas Flewellyn, III,
the business offers affordable
legal protection and identity theft
pro:,ic-uon throughout the United
States and Canada. Mr. Flewellyn
said the future plans of the busi-
ness are to provide equal justice
under law a reality for all Ameri-
cans. The business provides
round-the-clock availability to its
clients.
"All of us can use the advise of
a lawyer before make a decision,".


said Mr. Flewellyn, who pointed
out that identity theft is the num-
ber one crime and his services'
can provide the protection citi-
zens needs in safeguarding them-
selves from this growing epidem-
ic:
Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. is
located in Greenacres, however
Clewiston residents can contact
Mr. Flewellyn, Clewiston's newest
chamber of commerce member,
at (561) 313-6572 or (561) 667-
2556. Mr. Flewellyn can also be
reached at tflewellyn@prepaidle-
gal.comr/hub/tflewellyn.


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PBCC's first black graduate returns


Lake Worth, Fla.-In honor of
Black History Month, Palm
Beach Community College will
welcome home its first black
graduate. Anne Sanders, a 1965
graduate of then Palm Beach
Junior College, had to fight her
way in and struggle with almost
overwhelming prejudice to earn
her associate in arts degree. A
medical technologist in Bronx,


New York, Sanders is returning
to PBCC for the first time. She
will speak at all four of PBCC's
locations in Lake Worth, Palm
Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and
Belle Glade Feb. 10.
Sanders graduated from Roo-
sevelt High School in 1962,
dreaming of becoming a med-
ical technologist. She chose to
attend Palm Beach Junior Col-


lege for its science curriculum,
although few African American
students had attended previous-
ly. She managed to persuade a
county school board official (the
school board managed the col-
lege at the time) to admit her.
She and two other African Amer-
ican female students started col-
lege in the fall of 1962, greeted
by security guards and adminis-


trators on the front steps. While
none of the white students
demonstrated against them,
Sanders recalled, some showed
their disdain in the classroom.
Sanders will share her experi-
ences with PBCC students Feb.
10 at 11 a.m. in the Student'
Activities Center at PBCC in Palm
Beach Gardens.


School Happenings


Courtesy-photo
Glades Day School raised $816 for the Tsunami Relief Effort.
Pictured are the elementary student council members, Alicia
Avila-Treasurer, Elise Gaviria-President, Karly Redd-Secre-
tary, Taylor Mann-Vice President, with their sponsor Luisa
Blanchard, and Maria Torres-Branch Specialist for the Amer-


ican Red Cross.

K. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary
, The Reading Counts goal mak-
ers for the month of January were:
Joelisha Banfield, Shawnathan
Clay, N'Nka Daniels, Frankie Her-
nandez, Robert Mairs, Tremetic
Nobles, Keshawn Steele, Antonio
Bess, Yadira Gomez, Candace
Hardy, Bonique Holmes,
De'Quisha Polk, I'Keia Slaughter,
Carlos Valdez, Brittney Foreman,
Christopher Lewis, Rontavious
Austin, Tanika Canty, Stefonjanae
Carter, Johnathan Clay, josh Flores,
Jose Garcia, Tirini Hannah, Johan-
na Jimenez, Ruwada Kahok, Leon
King, Shacoyia Polk, Anahi
Rodriguez, Marion Simmons, Tyra
Crawford, Rayvon Anderson, Aris-
beth Cortez, Yaritza Haro, Shaquille
White, Brandon Allen, Omar
Eldaghar, Pedro Fonseca, Marcus
Hardy, Javarious Johnson, Jennifer
Paniagua, Arius Petion, .lamrnre
Austin, Jazmyne Burroughs, Knyco
Flores, Erica Lawson, IWlan Mata,
Frankie Rolle, Keishara Singleton,
Judith Zamarippa, James Johnson,
Ladrena Marshall, Jamul McCann,
and Jonathan Woodson. Each goal
maker was invited to lunch and a
movie. The students were served
subs, chips and soda. They enjoyed
the movie Mulan 2. KEEP READ-
INGWHALES!
Principal's Choice Books for
February
K-Amelia Bedilia and the Baby
1-Curious George Plays Base-
ball
2-Franklin in the Dark
3-Curious George Gets a Medal
4-Encyclopedia Brown and the
Case of the Dead Eagles
5-Shortstop From Tokyo
6-Forged By Fire
Math Superstars: Douglas Hart,
Eduardo Perez, Maria Garcia and
Jonathan Mccants were the Math
Superstars this week. They received
a "100th Day" goody bag.
Yearbooks are currently on sale
for $12.00. Getyours now!
Date to Note: 2/15 SAC 6:00.

Hattie Fields Head
Start Center
Preschool students from the age
of three-five years old visit the South
Florida Fair in West Palm Beach
Jan. 25. The children had a chance
to pet some of the animals. They
saw rabbits, turkeys, chickens,
cows, and pigs. They walked
through the booths. They saw a
booth of small models of doll hous-
es, pretty antiques, colorful artwork
and photos, pretty vegetables that
are grown in the surrounding
areas; and one of the booths
showed the children how to cook
vegetables to eat healthy meals.
The children were very excited and
interested in everything they saw.
Parents volunteered to help the
teachers chaperone the children
around the fairgrounds. Mr.
Clarence Young was just as excited
as the children. Another exciting
event, the children had a chance to
eat their lunches on the picnic


tables on the fairgrounds. All and
all they had an adventurous day.

Glades Day School
The varsity cheerleaders have
been holding their annual cheer
camp for the elementary students
from Feb. 7-11. Each day from 3-
4:30 the little cheerleaders have
learned cheers, chants, and
dances. Then Feb. 11, the smallest
Gator Fans will show their stuff dur-
ing halftime of the home basketball
game against Summit Christian.
Each year this proves to be a great
experience for the youngsters and
the older girls as well, as they raise
money to help pay for their sum-
mer camp expenses.
Elementary
On Feb. 3, many elementary
students were -recognized for
exemplary behavior. The students
of the month for February were
fourth graders Montana Mills and
Eiljii:t White. Also, the January citi-
zenship awards for each grade
were announced. From K-5
through fifth grade the winners
were: Brandon Avila, Dillon McMil-
lian, Amanda Hernandez, Joshua
Hancock, lesha Town, Nicole Wax,
and two sixth graders Casey
Dulaney and Cameron Carlson.
These students and their parents
should be proud of their outstand-
ing behavior.
High School
There are several interesting
field trips planned for our high
schoolers this month. On Feb. 16
the Personal Law class will be trav-
eling to West Palm Beach for a visit
to the Palm Beach County Court-
house. And then Feb. 18, the Art
classes are going to visit the Norton
Museum of Art for some culture.

Glades Central High
School community news
One of our own, Anette
Destra, a sophomore at Glades
Central was one of a select few
chosen to attend "Close Up Inau-
guration Week 2005."
Ten migrant students from
across Florida flew to Washing-
ton D.C. to participate in Close
Up Inauguration Week 2005.
Sixty-three district operating
Migrant Education Programs in
Florida were given the opportuni-
ty to submit one male and one
female candidate. The selection
process was highly competitive,
as there were many highly quali-
fied candidates. Each student had
to write an essay and have three
letter of recommendation from
his or her teachers. Anette wrote
about moving around how hard
it is on a teenager to make friends
in each city she has lived in and to
travel to Georgia every summer.
The students attended the his-
toric swearing-in ceremony at the
U.S. Capital and the Inauguration
Day parade, joined in the celebra-
tion at a Close Up Semi-formal
Inaugural Ball, visited Capital Hill
and met with members of the
White House staff and members


Courtesy photo
Mrs. Bedwell's class wins a Math Superstar Party. They com-
pleted Sunshine Math homework for the entire month.


Courtesy photo
Students at KEC/Canal Point Elem. celebrate the 100th Day
of school.


of Congress. They stayed at the
Marriott Hotel in the heart of DC.
Anette's mother was very
proud to have her daughter cho-
sen from the many students who
applied. There were over 100
teens from across the U.S. who
attended.

Lake Shore
Middle School
Will be having FCAT Curricu-
lum Night, Thursday, Feb. 10,
beginning at 6 p.m. in the school
cafeteria. Refreshments, prizes,
and "Roadrunner fun" will fill the
evening. Parents please come out
and support your children.

Gove Elementary
Resident Artist
We are happy to announce
that Sidiki Conde, dance and
druniming instructor, will be pre-
senting African Dance and Drum-
ming classes to our special edu-
cation students starting in March.
Mr. Conde will be spending 45
minutes with each class explor-
ing the fun and exciting world of
African dance and drumming.
We are excited about having a
resident artist in our school and
thank the VSA Arts of Florida-
Palm Beach County for providing
this program for our students.

Spelling Bee
The annual Spelling Bee Con-
test was held Jan. 14th in the
Media Center. Thirty-seven stu-
dents, representing grades 4-6,
participated in this competition.
After 20 rounds, Alberto Ramos,
5th grader, was pronounced win-
ner. Congratulations to Yolanda
Nu-ez, sixth grader, for placing
second in the competition. Alber-
to and Yolanda were both invited
to attend the County Spelling Bee
held in West Palm Beach Feb. 1.
Alberto represented Gove in the
county competition. Special
thanks to the following commu-
nity members for. judging the
contest and to Clarice Davis for
coordinating the event: Mr. Ariel
Alejo, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, Mr.
Ollice Davis, and Dr. Helen
Franke.


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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Tenth grade athlete of the Ninth grade athlete of the
month for January is Daniel month for January is Veroni-
Rifa ca Villegas.

Clewiston High School


Athletes of the Month


An Athlete of the Month is an
athlete who works hard, puts
forth great effort in both prac:
tices and events, is honest, reli-
able and dependable and sets a
good example for the entire
team. Our athletes selected for
this month are Daniel Rifa,


grade 10 (a member of the
wrestling team) and Verohica
Villegas, ninth grade (a member
of the soccer team). These win-
ners are recognized on our Web
site chs.hendry-schools.org,
and are treated to lunch at
Sonny's.


2005 Moore Haven Terrier
Baseball
Feb. 16: at St. John Neumann-
Preseason Classic, 4 p.m.
Feb. 19: at St. John Neumann-
Preseason Classic, 2 p.m.
Feb. 22: at Glades Central, 7
p.m.
Feb. 24: hosts Immokalee, 5
p.m.
Feb. 25: at St. Edwards, 6 p.m.
March 7: hosts Evangelical, 4
p.m.
March 10: at Clewiston, 6 p.m.
March 11: hosts St. John Neu-
mann, 7 p.m.
March 15: at Community
School of Naples, 4:30 p.m.
March 18: hosts Canterbury, 7
p.m.
March 21: hosts Lehigh, 7
p.m.
March 22: at SW Florida Chris-
tian, 4 p.m.
March 24: hosts Glades Cen-
tral, 7 p.m.
March 29: at Canterbury, 4
p.m.
April 1: hosts Clewiston 7
p.m.
April 4: at Florida Prep. Acade-
my, 4 p.m'
April 5: hosts SW Florida


Tigers show well at mat tourney


Facing a grueling weekend of
wrestling action, the Clewiston
Tigers emerged from a 32-team
tournament with some promis-
ing showings.
Head coach Jess Alford is
encouraged at the pace his
squad is developing their skills.
"This was a tough tourna-
ment and we are still a develop-
ing team," said Alford. "I thought
that the kids wrestled hard and
never quit. That's a good sign for
our future."
Half of the Tiger grapplers
posted victories over the course
of heavy competition. Picking up
five victories and placing fifth
overall was 140-pound Kristo-
pher Smith who ended the tour-


nament with a record of 5-2.
"He wrestled very well this
weekend," said Alford. "Kris has
come a long way since the begin-
ning of the season."
Daniel Rifa, wrestling in the
119-pound weight division, had a
solid outing for Tigers. Rifa
notched out a pair of victories
and finished 2-2 for the weekend.
Rifa came close to placing, with
both of his losses coming at the
expense of very close decisions.
Michael Zamora (145
pounds) also finished 2-2 for the
Tigers. Zamora's only losses
were to the eventual first and
third place finishers in the tour-
nament.
Alton Edmond put up a pair of


victories in the 152-pound divi-
sion, in finishing the tournament
2-2 and is gaining confidence as
the season progresses.
"He wrestled better than he
has all season," said Alford. "And
he is continuing to improve with
each match."
There is no substitute for mat
time and Alford is watching his
young team progress in the direc-
tion that is sparking some excite-
ment for his program.
Josh Egan-Wyer, Anthony
Smith, Isaish Escorcia, and Adam
Haire all competed in the tourna-
ment without scoring a victory,
but wrestled well for the Tiger
squad.


Annual Red Cross Golf Tournament


The 2005 Annual Red Cross
Tournament is set for Saturday,
Feb. 19, at the Clewiston Golf
Course. Registration begins at
7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9
a.m. Register at the Pro Shop or
call (863) 983-1.448. Deadline for
registrations is noon, Feb. 14.
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the emergency personnel in our


communities.
The Clewiston Fire Depart-
ment and U.S. Sugar Corporation
sponsor the event. Other spon-
sors include Wal-Mart, Langford
Ford of LaBelle, Lyons Printing,
and the Hendry County Board of
County Commissioners.
The format is a four-player
team scramble with players able
to combine their own team, or


sign up and be placed on a team.
It's $50 per player and includes
green
fees, cart, goodie bag, and
lunch.
Originally scheduled for Sept.
11, 2004, the tournament was
rescheduled due 'to the over-
whelming needs of the Red Cross
volunteers during the hurricane
season.


Christian, 6 p.m.
April 8: at St. John Neumann,
4p.m.
April 11: at Out-Of-Door Acad-
emy (Double header), 11.
April 12: hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
April 19: at Evangelical, 7 p.m.
April 21: hosts St. Edwards, 4
p.m.
April 22: hosts Community
School of Naples, 7 p.m.
April 26: hosts Florida Prep.
Academy (senior night), 7 p.m.
April 28: at Immokalee, 5 p.m.


April 29: at Labelle, 7 p.m.
Moore Haven High School
2005Varsity Softball Schedule
Feb. 10: hosts Glades Day, 7
p.m.
Feb. 11: hosts Labelle, 7 p.m.
Feb. 14: hosts Clewiston, 7
p.m.
Feb. 17: at Canterbury, 4 p.m.
Feb. 18: hosts Sebring, 7 p.m.
Feb. 21: hosts Avon Park, 7
p.m.
Feb. 22: hosts St. John Neu-


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ed stolen recently. A Tahoe parked
across the yard at one of the prop-
erties, while deputies served the
warrant, also came back reported
stolen. A transmission recovered
also matched that of a stolen Monte
Carlo out of West Palm Beach.
Sgt. Mayo says it's all part of a
chop shop being run out of Paho-
kee. At least four people are
believed to be linked to the opera-


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mental Protection was one of the
agency's to cite the city for its
aging plant and requested that
South Bay take action to remedy
the problem. Since then, Mr.
Smith has asked the city of Belle
Glade to allow its users to hook to
Belle Glade's treatment plant
while South Bay works to restore
or buuild its own.
UvV-. r tdness facing him
as he assume his job a year ago,
Mr. Smith was also tasked with
working out a settlement agree-
ment with one vendor and raising
city rates after years without
rate hikes to further begin to
stabilize the city's financial situa-
tion.
Commissioners agreed on his
work, but had some reservations
in the incentive pay that would
compensate him above his base
$70,000 annual salary.
After Mr. Smith was hired in
2003, the contract commission-
ers agreed to included a stipula-
tion that would award him based
on certain goals that the incum-


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nature center. The organizations
include Palm Beach County, the
school district, the Arthur R.
Marshall Foundation, the Belle
Glade Historical Society, and the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce, to name a few.
A consortium of the organiza-
tions would most suit the early
goals. the consultants have set
for the nature center, with each
organization providing its own
programming at the center. An
example would be Palm Beach
County developing recreational
programming for the center,
with the school district using the
facility to teach curriculums


Banquet
Continued From Page 1
plishments, especially concern-
ing his work with the young
players on. the football team, he
said, "I'll do anything to help."
The presentation was the
highlight of the Annual Chamber
Banquet. Held in -Canal Point
this year to accommodate the
growing number of guests in
attendance, the event was once
again a success. A silent auction
featured items donated by
Glades businesses, with a deco-
rative knife, resort getaways and
a tricycle offered to the public.
Throughout the banquet, guests
enjoyed a steak dinner.
This year, -a few additional
awards were handed out, in light
of the spectacular back-to-back
championship seasons of the
Blue Devils. On-hand to accept
an award was Mr. Football him-
self, Anton Smith. Smith picked
up the football excellence award
for his successful football sea-
son with the Blue Devils.
Coach Leroy. Foster, head


tion in that city. According to Sgt.
Mayo, the four travel to outside
cities, break into cars and drive
them back to Pahokee, where they
are stripped and sold.
The big ticket item for the crimi-
nals are the high-performance
engines of the cars they target.
With the older-type Caprice Cars
becoming- a fashionable car to
drive among the youth, equipping
them with 350 engines out of GM
cars is quickly becoming popular.
According to Sgt. Mayo, Walker
once boasted to being able to "pull
a 350 engine out 6f a car in 30 min-


bent city commission agreed to.
For grants that the city manager
brings in, his contract states he
will receive $1,000 as incentive
pay.
Last week, several city officials
expressed concern with the stip-
ulation.
Before the meeting, Mayor
Clarence Anthony reviewed the
grants that were put before the
commission for consideration for
the incentive pay and whittled the
$1,000-per-grant figure down to
$500 for each grant. The mayor
noted that a number of the grants
had been grants the city counted
on before Mr. Smith's hire and do
not qualify as entirely new grants.
In reviewing a number of
grants representing a possible
$9,000 in incentive pay, Mayor
Anthony removed only one item
from the list, choosing to wait for
the project to materialize further.
Grants offered included funding
for road repair, preservation
grants and block grant money for
salaries. He recommended the
approval of the rest.
Vice-Mayor Esther Berry and
Commissioner Shirley Walker-
Turner, though, did not agree that


based on the ecosystem the
possibility of a tour boat for use
by teachers and students being
one idea. Perhaps the historical
societycould exhibit a museum
on the history of the city and the
Arthur R. Foundation could con-
tinue its effort to restore the
pond apple tree population on
Torry Island with a presence at
the center, consultants said. Of
course, all discussion was pre-
liminary, with the need for the
agencies to be contacted for
more detailed and precise infor-
mation and agreements.
Meanwhile, the city of Belle
Glade has been actively pursu-
ing other funding sources to
make the project a reality. Aside
from paying for the initial feasi-
bility study and master 'plan, the
water management district is


coach of the Blue Devils, picked
up the athletic achievement
award for his role in coaching
the team all the way .to
Gainesville. Thanking the com-
munity for its support, Coach
Foster predicted a third state title
in 2005.
"He was not Warmly
received," recalled Mayor J.P. -
Sasser, who handed coach Fos-
ter the award. "He was not from
the muck and you know how we
can all be." With a few titles
under his belt, Mayor Sasser
conceded, "He is a huge asset to
our community."
Receiving the volunteer of the
year award was Antonio Fernan-
dez, a long-time member of the
community and a champion of
the Hispanic population of
Pahokee. Mr. Fernandez's work
with assisting the elderly com-
munity was the basis for the
award.
This year's president's award
was given to First Community
Bank of Palm Beach County,
who has had a presence in the
city for 83 years. Angie Pope
accepted the award on behalf of


utes."
With the engines costing a cou-
ple of thousand dollars new, the
chop shop makes a tidy profit re-
selling the stolen goods, Sgt. Mayo
said.
Noting the need to address the
problem, Captain George Ratford
with the sheriff's office, imple-
mented an auto theft recovery
action plan that calls on the
resources of the sheriff's office in
cracking the cases. Since October,
50 stolen cars have been recovered
locally, from places like Okee-
chobee, Immokalee, West Palm


the rest of the items qualified as
new grants. Vice-Mayor Berry
asked that the item be tabled until
each commissioner has a chance
to do further research into. the
grants and the city manager pro-
vides detailed information that
would help commissioners in
making a final determination.
"I just need additional time,"
said Vice-Mayor Berry. Ms. Berry,
who also asked that the commis-
sion later review the incentive
pay language in the contract, nev-
ertheless noted Mr. Smith's effort.
"(There's) No question you've
done a stellar job getting us to
financial sovereignty through
grants."
Commissioner Walker-Turner
said that she had concern only
with a number of items that
would amount to $2,000 of the
$9,000 proposed.
Commissioner Joe Kyles dis-
agreed. "It doesn't make sense to
continue to delay," he said. "Let's
get this off the table." .
After a lengthy discussion, the
recommendation to approve the
incentive pay failed with a 2-2
vote. The mayor's suggestion to
approve the majority of the items


looking at putting up an addi-
tional $500,000 for the center's
construction. The present esti-
mate put forth by consultants for
the construction of the facility
stands 'at approximately $2 mil-
lion.
According to Mr. Moore, Belle
Glade has secured additional
grants such as an $800,000
grant from the land and water
conservation fund that has
brought 'its current funding total

to approximately $1.4 million
that has been accumulated so
far. Efforts to reach out for other
grants will continue.
Water management district
officials present at the meeting
expressed an interest in seeing
the project through to comple-
tion, but also had reservations
that must be worked through -


the bank.
Two businesses were given
the business of the year distinc-
tion by the chamber: Foodland,
for its constant determination to
uplift the grocery-shopping
experience in Pahokee and
Wayne Whitaker, who provides
affordable rental apartments to
residents.
For his part in ensuring a
smooth response to helping the
community in the wake of two
hurricanes last year, Herbert
Crawford received the distin-
guished service award. Accord-
ing to Fire Chief Gary Burroughs,
Crawford provided a "Herculean
effort" in distributing water and
food to those in need following
the storms. Mr.'Crawford, the
city's recreation director, was
also cited by Chief Burroughs for
his "positive influence on hun-
dreds of young people."
But Mr. Crawford wasn't the
only person at city hall who was
recognized for his response to
the storms. A plaque featuring
the names of all city hall employ-
ees was showcased. "They went
so far and above and beyond the


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Beach, but rarely from the Glades
area itself.
"The victims are people who
work hard for their property who
don't deserve to have it stolen to
further someone else's greed," said
Sgt. Mayo.
While this most recent, case
remains under investigation, Sgt.
Mayo said.he will be making arrests
within the next few days.
He asks anyone with informa-
tion on the chop shop operation to
contact him at the sheriff's office,
996-1670.


and return to review the items in
question also was not taken up
by the commissioners.
The mayor defended Mr.
Smith's right to the incentive pay.
Mayor Anthony said the contract
used by Mr. Smith is standard fare'
among some city managers and
Mr. Smith, who he said has over
30 years of experience on the job,
and a network of contacts, is
deserving of it.
"We needed a manager who'
was experienced ... to bring us
back," he said. "I'm proud and
comfortable of where we are."
Following the discussion, Mr.
Smith, seemingly frustrated,
made a recommendation before
the commission to "scrap the
incentives on my behalf. I don't-
want to go through this," he said.
Mr. Smith told commissioners
that he had left out several other
grants from being considered,
grants that he later asked to insert
into the evaluation for review
when the commission acts on the
items at the Feb. 15 meeting.
"I did what was necessary for
the sustainability.of the city," Mr.
Smith told commissioners. "I ful-
filled above and beyond."


including the actual manage-
ment of the facility and the fact
that the land that is being looked
at is not' leased by. the city.
According to Mr. Moore, that
land is leased to Slim's and,
through preliminary talks with
them, they have indicated that
they would transfer the lease to
the city to accommodate the
project. Mr. Moore said the pos-
sibility that the land may be
deeded to the city in the future
could help the project take off.
RMPK will prepare and sub-
mit the final"master plan docu-
ment to the water management
district in the next few months,
after which the district will
decide whether to go forward
with their $500,000 pledge to the
project.


call of duty," Mayor Sasser said.
For the public safety depart-
ment, Donald How, was named
this year's fire fighter of the year.
Ron Thaeter was given the
police officer of the year award.
Frank "Jellyroll" Tillis
received the pioneer of the year
award. In accepting the award,
Mr. Tillis, the namesake for the
recently-opened Jellyroll's.
restaurant in Pahokee, 'said,
"You couldn't have.been born in
a better community." Joking, he
added, "I never dreamed this
would happen. I didn't think I'd
last this long."
Mr. Tillis shared the award
with Alice Spooner, who was
also named pioneer of the year.
Ms. Spooner's. family settled
early on Padgett Island and has
had a presence in the communi-
ty since. "Thank you, God, for
blessing Pahokee," Ms. Spooner,
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NOTICE OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service
(RUS) has received an application for financial assistance from the City of
Clewiston, The proposed project consists of improvements to the City's
water utility system in Clewiston, Harlem, and the South Shore Water
Association service areas. ..
As required h\ the nauonal Environmental Policy Act, the RUS has
assessed the rotwnrial en, tronmcntal rllcers of the proposed project and
has detemniuled iiat the proposal will not have a sigruficant effect on the
human m-n.ivonment A;nd lfr wuich an Enironmental Impact Statement
will not be prt p-u 'ed I'h. basas ftl" his deterrmnauon is thai the majority of
the project will be rep.ars rnd improvemenIs to an ei'asnng system.
I un.l'-r iO a.i'l or mnirrLL ;i u ai', er en'ir'aui ental Impacts, the Cit.
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Thursdav. February 10. 2005


Expanding Faith in Action Program to Clewiston


Sue Gulley, executive director of
Senior Connections, announced
the start of Faith in Action in Clewis-
ton, which originally was funded in
LaBelle by the Robert Wood John-
son Foundation.
"The $35,000 grant from The
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF) we received in January
of 2003 supported the develop-
ment of a local interfaith volunteer
caregiver program on the west side
of Hendry County, which laid the
groundwork for volunteer recruit-
ment, training, identification of
those residents with chronic health
conditions in need, and a tracking
system for volunteers and partici-
pants," said Ms. Gulley. "This
expansion to Clewiston is possible,
through an annual grant from the
United Way of Hendry and Glades
Counties."
She added, "Since the start of
the program in LaBelle, we've
trained and placed 142 volunteers
in service to their neighbors."
Representatives from Senior
Connections, area churches and
volunteers met Jan. 20 at the
agency's senior center in Clewiston
next to John Boy Auditorium to dis-
cuss the expansion and the needs.
of.residents in the Clewiston area

A call to


all artists
By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE-Since 1999,
when Western Palm Beach
County was allocated $500,000
in the form a recreational bond,
the western end of the county
has been seeking the best ways
to utilize the funds to enhance
local communities.
As a part of that ongoing pro-
gram, $40,000 has been ear-
marked to the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Art in- Public Places
organization to beautify the out-
side areas of the West County
Courthouse. According to Art in
Public Places (APP) spokesper-
son Elayna Singer, this project is
designed to achieve two goals.
"This project invites local
artists to participate in enhanc-
ing the facility's exterior walls,
which will also include the addi-
tion of seating areas around the
facility," she said. "But the crite-
ria we have set will also allow
the participation of local chil-
dren to the project."
One aspect of the strict crite-
ria is that during the submission
of proposals for the project,
artists must include ways to
involve local children.
"It is an important part of the
selection process," said Ms.
Singer. "Artists must involve local.
youth in this project. This is
something that will enhance the
community, so the community
should be involved."
The project, entitled West
County Courthouse Public Art
and Amenities, will focus on the
quarter century structure, which
currently has a multitude of pur-
poses. The $40,000 contract will
be awarded to the artist who
submits the best proposal.


Courtesy photo
The Faith in Action in Clewiston's held its first organization-
al meeting. Left to right: Janet Taylor, Gretchen DeBree,
LaSheba Travis, Ellen Geake, John Hicks, Marcia Cuellar,
Tracy Rounds, Liz Taylor


who have no one to connect with
for companionship or help.
The group concluded that
many isolated disabled people are
without help with every day activi-
ties that could help them maintain
their homes safely and securely.
With the establishment of a formal
volunteer helping program, their
hope was that people would feel
more comfortable asking for assis-


tance, and crises due to their cir-
cumstances could be averted.
Faith in Action volunteers, called
care partners, can provide light
housekeeping, handyman chores,
respite care, shopping, yard work,
friendlyvisiting, and phoning.
"Some .people simply need
someone to put on a handrail or
have someone pick up groceries
for them. We want to encourage


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neighbors to help neighbors with
simple everyday needs," said Ms.
Gulley.
The Faith in Action project will
be located at the agency's center in
Clewiston, but the-coalition will
include representation from- a
broad group of faith-based groups
and churches to make it work. The
project will advertise its services
and recruit volunteers through
local newspapers, flyers, the Inter-
net, and churches. Volunteers will
go through an initial orientation
and training on the project, com-
munications, procedures, and
other practical aspects of their
work. Volunteer training will be
held throughout the year that
focuses on a specific aspect of care.
The Faith in Action program can
be presented to area churches and
civic groups. Call (863) 983-7088
for more information, or to sched-
ule a presentation for your group.
Individuals in need of assistance
may also call Liz Taylor at the Faith
in Action office to request a care
partner or to join the local coali-
tion.


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Welcome Carlito Arrogante, MD

Back to Glades General Hospital.


Please join Dr. Barhoush and all of us at
Glades General Hospital in welcoming
Dr. Arrogante back to our area.

Dr Arrogante opened Glades General
Hospital's Obstetric Gynecology Unit in
1993 and together with Dr. Barhoush,
he is looking forward to continuing
the practice of providing excellent care
for the women in our community.


Courtesy photo
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Sunday night Feb. 6, in Clewiston as over 600 students
and 100 adult volunteers gathered for the 5th annual
"Super Bowl Blast 2K5" at New Harvest Church. Busi-
nesses all over Clewiston contributed to make this a
night that students will never forget. The Super Bowl was
projected live on four huge projector screens and nearly
75 door prizes were given away throughout the night. For
more information on this event go online to www.newhar-
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AG Crist sues over hurricane fraud


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist has filed a civil
complaint alleging that a contrac-
for no longer licensed by the state
of Florida sold contracts to elderly
South Florida consumers promis-
ing hurricane preparedness servic-
es, but then failed to deliver the
services during the state's devastat-
ing 2004 hurricane season.
Crist sued Zuchora Construc-
tion, Inc., and its president, Ronald
Zuchora, for violations of the Flori-
da Deceptive and Unfair Trade
Practices Act.
Zuchora, a resident of Light-
house Point, had his general con-
tractor's license revoked by the
state in 2001. The attorney gener-
al's complaint alleges that since
2000, Broward County-based
Zuchora'Construction sold $250-a-
year service contracts to Palm,
Beach County consumers most
of whom were elderly promis-
ing to install hurricane shutters
whenever a hurricane warning


was issued for their area.
Zuchora promised to then
remove the shutters within 72
hours after the hurricane warning
was lifted. The company said it
would perform the services auto-
matically, without the consumer
having to make a specific request.
However, the services were not
provided as promised during the
recent hurricane season.
"Many of our elderly citizens
were the victims of empty promis-
es," said Crist. "These consumers
thought they were buying a meas-
ure of comfort and security, but in
the end all they received were dis-
appointment and worry. There is
no place in our state for anyone
who would treat consumers with
such shameful disregard."
The attorney general's com-
plaint alleges that in order to solicit
customers, Zuchora Construction
repeatedly misrepresented that it
was a state-certified general con-
tractor, even though its license had


been revoked. The company
received $250 annual payments
from customers, but was not
required to perform the promised
installation services for several
years because no hurricanes
threatened the Palm Beach County
area. Many consumers renewed
their contracts annually, paying
Zuchora up to $1,250 for five con-
secutive years of hurricane protec-
tion.
The company began to break its
promises in 2004, when Hurri-
canes Frances and Jean threatened
Palm'Beach County. Some cus-
tomers received the shutter servic-
es, but many received nothing from
Zuchora, but false promises that
hurricane shutters would be
installed promptly. To date the
Attorney General's Office has
received complaints and sworn
affidavits from 91 consumers, the
vast majority of whom reported
that Zuchora failed to install any
shutters for them during the 2004


hurricane season. Many of these
consumers had to make emer-
gency arrangements with other
installers at prices ranging from
$200 to $1,050, while others-were
forced to place their lives and prop-
erty at risk by foregoing hurricane
protection.
Zuchora sent a letter of apology
to its customers promising refunds
and did in fact make some refunds.
However, the majority of con-
sumers have not received the
promised refunds. The attorney
general's lawsuit seeks full restitu-
tion for all affected consumers and
an injunction prohibiting Zuchora
Construction and Ronald Zuchora
from contracting for hurricane or
shutter-related'services, from gen-
eral contracting work, or from any
services involving the collection of
an advance payment or deposit.
The complaint also seeks penalties
of $15,000 per violation where the
victim was a senior citizen and
$10,000 for each violation involving
youngervictims.


Disaster registration deadline looms


ORLANDO-Floridians are
encouraged to register for disaster
assistance before the registration
period ends Feb. 28, at, 6 p.m.
Those with damage caused by
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and/or Jeanne should call the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-,
ment Agency's (FEMA) toll-free
registration number, (800) 621-
FEMA (3362), or TTY (800) 462-
7585 for the speech or hearing
impaired.
Telephone lines are open from
7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday,
Feb. 5. The registration lines will be
closed Sunday, Feb. 6 and starting
Feb. 7, the registration and help line
number will operate Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m.-6
p.m. (EST).
The registration process nor-


mally takes less than half an hour.
Applicants will need to provide a
social security number, current and
pre-disaster address and phone
number, insurance
information/type and total house-
hold annual income. An appli-
cant's banking information (rout-
ing and account number) will be
needed if direct deposit of any
qualified disaster funds is pre-
ferred.
Floridians may also register for
assistance online. Those with
access to a computer can enter the
FEMA Web site at www.fema.gov.
Look for and click on the words
"Register for Disaster Assistance
Online" located in the upper right-
hand corner in a green box.
"We want to make sure all eligi-
ble victims get the assistance to
which they are entitled," said Craig


Fugate, director of the State Emer-
gency Response Team (SERT),
"However, to get help, residents
must register."
To date, more than 1.2-million
Florida applicants have registered
for disaster aid from the four hurri-
canes. More than $3.9 billion in fed-
eral assistance has been approved
for individuals, governmental and
qualified -non-profit agencies, and
U.S. Small Business Administration
low-interest loans for individuals
and businesses.
S"FEMA is committed to helping
Floridians recover from the losses
and damage caused by these hurri-
canes," said Bill Carwile, federal
coordinating officer. "However,
people impacted must register by
Feb. 28 to access available assis-
tance programs."
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 fQl-
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
on March 1, 2003.


Flooding is Florida's number one problem


ORLANDO-With spring just
around the corner, officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Securi-
ty's Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) are encour-
aging property owners to
purchase flood insurance policies
now to protect themselves from
flood losses.
"Flooding"eanRoccur anytime,
anywhere, particularly during the
spring months," said Craig
Fugate, state-coordinating officer
for SERT. "Having flood insurance
is one of the most important
things people can do to help
themselves recover from such an
event/'


Eighty percent of Florida's 15
million residents live or work near
a coast. Many others live near the
state's rivers or other inland flood-
plains.
Overburdened drainage sys-
tems may lead to property dam-
age well outside flood plains.
Increased growth and develop-
ment change natural drainage and
create unplanned paths for runoff.
The result: Most Florida residents
face the dangers of flooding.
Despite the high risks of flood-
related losses, more than half of
Florida property owners in flood-
hazard areas do not carry this
insurance. Florida has more than
1.1-million uninsured homes
located within floodplains.


"Flooding is America's most
common natural disaster. You
can't stop a flood,.but you can pro-
tect your property well before the
water starts to rise," said Bill Car-
wile, federal coordinating officer.
Consumers can visit
www.FloodSmart.gov or call (800)
427-2419 to learn how to prepare
for floods, how to purchase a
National Flood Insurance policy
and how to protect their homes


and property against flooding.
The State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) is a collab-
oration of Florida's state agencies
led by the state-coordinating offi-
cer. SERT's mission is to ensure
that Florida is prepared to respond
to emergencies, recover from
them, and mitigate their impact.
Visit www.floridadisaster.org for
the latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.


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Many people are very passion-
ate about having color in the land-
scape and whether it's done with
attractive flowering plants or types
that have striking or colorful
foliage, it can make a dull land-
scape one that catches the atten-
tion of everyone passing by.
Fortunately here in our area we
have hundreds of tropical plants
that can be used to increase color
in the landscape and many people
choose various type of colorful
shrubs.
Some of the shrubs have been
used for many years in the land-
scape and still continue to be long
time favorites. A good example
would be croton, which has very
striking-colored leaves and come in
a variety of leaf types as well from
broad to narrow and even
corkscrew or twisted leaf types.
Crotons have been grown in land-
scapes for over 100 years and thrive


on almost any type of soil condition
except those that are poorly
drained.
With time, crotons can also get
quite tall, often approaching 15 or
more feet, but they are cold sensi-
tive and this does limit how far
westward they can be used in out-
side landscaping.
Another old favorite is the ixora
and many of the homes that are
nearly 100 years old have hedges of
ixora even back then. Ixora comes
in a number of colors, but red and
pink are the more common colors
seen, even thought there are yellow
and white varieties available, too.
Besides the common hedge type
ixora dwarf type ixora have been
introduced in recent years, which
thrive in a verity of conditions as
long as it's not highly alkaline.
Ixoras make great container
plants, too, and can be grown as a
potted specimen plant almost any-


where in the landscape. Ixora flow-
ers are in large clusters and a well-
grown plant will be almost covered
with flowers for a good portion of
the year.
A common plant called copper
leaf is another good choice for col-
orful foliage. This is a rapid grower,
often growing up to eight feet or
more in a single growing season
and can top out at 18-20 feet. Long
used as a fast growing hedge, cop-
per leaves get their name from their
color foliage, which isn't always
copper-colored.
There are green or white vari-
eties, yellow and white varieties,
red varieties, pink varieties and one
with combinations 'of colored
leaves. All share a similar trait, they
aren't very cold hardy and will easi-
ly be damaged by frost or freeze.
This doesn't limit people planting
them though, since they can be lit-
erally killed to the ground and by


kugust or September they can
daready be seven or eight feet tall
again coming from the roots below
ground.
Aralias and the dwarf schef-
fleras are also common favorites
with colorful foliage that are easily
maintained in almost any land-
scape setting.
If you want flowering plants, of
course, your personal preferences
might decide which you choose
and whether you want high main-
tenance plants like roses or ones
that can be used for hedges or simi-
lar purposes like hibiscus you can
find a variety of colorful flowering
shrubs.
Seasonal flowering shrubs are
also gaining more popularity since
many people are only here in the
fall and winter months so naturally
they want ones that are in bloom
that time of year when they are
here to enjoy them.


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Helping natural areas to be better managed


GAINESVILLE-To help meet
the growing need for professionals
who manage and protect impor-
tant natural areas in Florida, The
Nature Conservancy is offering a
new training program in coopera-
tion with the University of Florida
(UF).
The Natural Areas Training
Academy -the result of a partner-
ship between the non-profit, inter-
national conservation organiza-
tion and UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) -
is designed for public and private
resource managers.
During the past four years,
more than 600 people have partici-
pated in 30 academy workshops
that provide up-to-date, practical
training and management strate-
gies for protecting natural areas in
Florida. Five new workshops are
being offered by the academy dur-
ing February, March, April and
May.
Peter Colverson, an associate
professor who manages the Con-
servancy's training academy at
UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said the
state has added millions of acres to
its protected lands during the past
15 years, which has created a need
for more and better-trained profes-
sionals to manage those lands.
"These professionals provide a
critical service managing the
state's conservation lands to
ensure that important biological
resources are protected for future
generations," Colverson said. "The
training academy's workshops
provide land managers with the
techniques and strategies they
need to protect these valuable nat-
ural resources."
Those.who complete a series of
five workshops earn a Certificate
in Natural Areas Management


from the academy. Colverson said
the credential has been adopted
by five Florida counties, as a basic
qualification for land management
work. The certificate has been
endorsed by the Natural Areas
Association and used as a tem-
plate to establish nationwide stan-
dards for conservation land man-
agement training.
The academy training program
is also supported by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and the Florida Park
Service, which may make the
training a basic requirement for
managers in the state park system.
"Since 2000, the partnership
between The Nature Conservancy
and UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences has been a key
factor in the academy's success,"
Colverson said. "The partnership
combines the expertise of a well-
respected international conserva-
tion organization with 50 years of
land management experience and
Florida's land-grant university."
The combination also allows
the conservation organization to
improve its reach and effective-
ness by working with the UF/IFAS
statewide extension education
program, he said. As a result, the
Conservancy is able to present its
scientifically based land manage-
ment values to a diverse, intera-
gencyAdience,, .s. ... .
Colverson said the'partnership
has other'benefits, too. The train-
ing academy provides university
faculty and other personnel with
new opportunities to engage in
natural resource education. In
2004, for example, the Conservan-
cy cooperated with the UF/IFAS
School of Forest Resources and
Conservation, presenting three
workshops to help private


landowners adopt" ecologically
friendly management practices.
The close working relationship
also helps the Conservancy obtain
grant funding from state land man-
agement agencies.
"Of course, there are some
challenges to this unique partner-
ship between two organizations
that have different cultures and
policies," he said. "We have to
deal with issues such as owner-
ship of resources, fundraising,
aqcountfng practices and liability.
It's important to give proper credit
to each organization for their role
in the partnership."
Victoria Tschinkel, state direc-
tor of The Nature Conservancy in
Tallahassee, said it is well known
in the conservation community
that acquiring land --while critical
- is not enough to ensure its long-
term protection.
"Lands must be restored, if
damaged, and managed over time
in order to preserve their natural
values," she said. "This can only
be accomplished by well-trained
people who have the necessary
resources. The Natural Areas
Training Academy has shown that
Florida's resource managers are
interested and committed to
expanding their skills and taking
their expertise to a new level."
While the majority of the lands
the Conservancy helps protect are
in public ownership, the organiza-
tion also owns and manages sev-
eral preserves throughout the
state, Colverson said. These
include: The Disney Wilderness
Preserve in Osceola County, Blow-
ing Rocks Preserve on Jupiter
Island between the Atlantic Ocean
and the Indian River Lagoon, Tiger
Creek Preserve near Lake Wales,
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines


Comedian Benji Brown headlines


Lake Worth, Fla.-Comedian
Benji Brown, who is heating up
the national comedy scene with
his candid and corpedic perform-
ances, will host the 5th Annual
Comedy and Talent Explosion at
Palm Beach Community College.
The event, sponsored by
PBCC's chapter of the National
Council on Black American
Affairs in honor of Black History
Month, will take place at 8 p.m.,
Feb. 25 at the Duncan Theatre,
4200 Congress Ave. Tickets are $8
in advance and $10 the night of
the show. .
In the talent contest, PBCC stu-
dents and area high school sen-


iors will compete for three PBCC
scholarships: $600 for first place,
$500 for second place and $400
for third place. The final contest-
ants were chosen after a series of
auditions were held last month.
Brown, who grew up in South
Florida, began doing comedy in
1994 in Miami's Studio 183. He
has appeared on HBO, Comedy
Central and Black Entertainment
Television, and he has performed
at Uptown Comedy Club in
Atlanta, Sugar Shack in New York,
among many other venues. He
has a regular spot on the morning
show on WEDR-FM 99 Jamz. His
comedy DVD "In Touch With


Reality" is set for release this year.
The National Council on Black
American Affairs was founded in
1972 as an affiliate of the Ameri-
can Association of Community
Colleges. It works to maximize
personal and career opportunities
for African-American students,
faculty, staff and administrators.
Through a variety of intellectual,
cultural and social activities, the
Council provides a platform for
personal growth, professional
development and scholarship.
The PBCC chapter of NCBAA was
established in 1997. For ticket
information, call (561) 868-3127.


Preserve, and the Islands Initiative i Ljl 11 ill1
Preserve in northeast Florida.
He said spring 2005 workshops
include Working Across Bound-
aries to Protect Ecosystems, Feb. 1- R CI
3, at Camp Kulaque in Gainesville;
Vegetation Monitoring in a Man-
agement Context, Feb. 20-26, at
the Archbold Biological Station in
Lake Placid; Applying Technology ALI
to Management, March 1-3, at the
Crystal River State Park; Restora-
tion Planning and Techniques for i
Forested Lands, April 5-7, at Lake
Talquin State Forest in Tallahassee;
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teers in Natural Areas, May 3-5, at
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
February 2, 2005
OFFICE MANAGER
HOURLY SALARY RANGE: $8.85 $11.05
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of
common office procedures. Ability to plan and work
with little'or no supervision. Requires computer skills
and knowledge of office software and machines. Abili-
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P.O. Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
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checking account within
24 hrs. Employment Req.
Go to
www.paychecktoday.com
or call (888)350-3722.

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.

RAISE ALL THE MONEY
YOU NEED FOR A BUSI-
NESS WITHOUT GIVING
UP ANY EQUITY AND
GUARANTEE YOUR IN-
VESTORS PRINCIPAL IN-
VESTMENT AMOUNT
(321)206-9318.



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







Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


Aprtments



P1l.. (S6t ,,94524
0: 56l)996-9066

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



ROCK'S SATELLITE
Direct TV. Free systems
up to 4 Rooms. Free Basic
Installation. No Credit cards
needed.
Call 863-697-0249.


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
8.13)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.






I"6K

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



ACCIDENT VICTIM IN-
JURED, HURT, DIS-
ABLED? We are here to
help any ACCIDENTS in-
volving INJURY or LOSS
OF LIFE. AAA ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342 CALL 24
hrs. PROTECT YOUR
RIGHTS.

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
8800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.


NEW SELF STORAGE


46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


TAXES PREPARED
BOOKKEEPING
Electronically submitted.
Hard copies.
(863)675-6013


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazinee535
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, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Itemp 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pete/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplese 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
Tos& Games 730
2111 735
Wanted to Buy 740


SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x17/2", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


DISHWASHER
White
$50.
(239)348-8894.

MICROWAVE
CONVENTION OVEN
$25.
(239)348-8894.

STOVE & REFRIGERATOR,
$125. Can see at 266
Hunting Club, Montura or
call (863)599-0979

WASHER & DRYER
GE, Stackable, Runs
Good, $150. Neg.
(863)675-5066.

WASHER/DRYER, like new,
very good condition, $200
or best offer. (863)673-
3334


SCHWINN 1955:
Collector's Item. All original
Only $1100
863-467-5756


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

GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762



#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #B02428.



FRENCH DOORS- 2 sets,
mahogany/glass, $200.
(863)634-2747.


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.


WINDOWS (5) Aluminum,
For Mobile Home, 30"W x
54"H. $50 for all, will sep.
(863)763-1997


SCRUB TOPS (2) Like new.
Cat pattern. XLg. $5 total.
(863)357-0344 Iv msg.


URGE OR SMALL
We See Them All/
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
90WVeniumAve-* Cewlston,l A33440
63t-8e3-9Jf- ^


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STEEL BUILDINGS
Closeout models from 2004!
Get them while they last 25x34 & 30x42.
Pay only balance! Made in the USA!
Call 1-866-783-4385 NOW!
i-~ -


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, Original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.



COMPUTER- HP Pentium II,
192MB ram, 17" monitor,
Desk all Disk $300
(772)461-8822.
COMPUTER STAND:
Stainless Steel, $35
(863)357-3413

DELL OPTIPLEX- w/
monitor, keyboard,mouse,
Wind Xp, MS Ofc, $150.
(239)464-3260.
GENESIS TOWER- key-
board, mouse, monitor,
Win XP, MS Ofc, $150
(239)464-3260.
LAPTOPS
Gateway & Compaq, $700.
Will separate.
(863)675-5066.


ARMOIRE
Solid Wood
$55
(863)357-9655
BABY ITEMS Greco, Travel
sys, pack & play w/extras.
Full sz. swing. $300 863-
674-0078.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both, will sep.
(863)447-0965
Brass Headboard, Toddler
Bed & set of Twin Beds,
$215 will sell separately.
(863)946-6660
CHEST DRESSERS (2)
5 drawer, $50 for both
will sell separate
(863)946-3857
I Dining rm sweet white-
wash 6 chairs leaf
lighted buffet/hutch

DIN. RM. HUTCH, Large,
hard rock maple, excellent
condition. 54Wx75Hx19D
$450 neg. 863-763-6342.
KITCHEN TABLE, Small,
White & Light Wood w/2
chairs. $75 863-447-0965

LARGE DRESSER W/
MIRROR- asking $40.
(863)357-9655.

LIVING/RM SET Couch w/2
built in recliners. Coffee,
end tables & lamps. $450
Will sep. (863)467-0290.
METAL DESK 62x32 in-
cludes 2 large file drawers.
$75. (863)357-1078.

SEALY POSTURE PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase cha ir.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SINGLE BED
w/mattress all wood
construction $50
(863)983-6960
SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.


Equipment 61a8oi
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.
King Cobra, Ti, T, oversize
dnver, 9.5 deg, offset,
graphite, Ti, "S' shaft $75
(863)946-3123.



MCEX POWER HOUSE Fit-
ness Equip. all attach-
ments icid. Good cond.
$99 Neg. 863-357-8751



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TOP COAT
Mens, 44 long, Beige,
Zip out lining, $10
(863)467-8681.


NEW ELECTRIC WHEEL-
CHAIRS & Diabetic Sup-
plies At No Cost. If eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or
fold-up. Medicare/Private
Insurance Accepted TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc
(888)601-0641.


CELL PHONE, Virgin Mobile,
Prepaid w/charger, leather
case & manual. $35 239-
867-1266
CEMETERY LOT Forever
Glades 1500 Airport Rd
Belle Glades FL $400 561-
924-2502/ 996-0939
CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pews and
cushions for hard pews.


(800)231-8360.


Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
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.
HONEYBEE BOXES (7) w/
frames, tops/bottoms. All
except frames in exc. cond.
$49. 863)675-3470 Mel
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PRESSURE WASHER Hon-
da 13hp, Water Canon,
3500 PSI, Max Pressure
$900 (863)467-0890.






GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.



CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
JACK RUSSELL
2-m 2-f $250 ea
(863)227-6198

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



DODGE QUAD CAB 2002,
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (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.
TABLE SAW, Sears Con-
tractor, 10" in perfect
cond. $150 863-612-
9233




WANTED
POOL TABLE & Inexpensive,
Small Gentle HORSE or
PONY for Child. Good
home. 772-971-9474


Agriculture




Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Prodects 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplle,/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 836
Horses 840
Landmsaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Suppliee 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


EGGS Large Brown, from a
small home flock. Need a
couple regular weekly cust.
$1.25 Doz. (863)675-4858


LOOKING
TO BUY
863-673-1491


LABOR <4 FINDERS\

All Types of Work Available
[ 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn)
( (863) 902-9494


7 ELECTRICAL "
SUPPLY BUSINESS
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located 1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Comer
Shopping Center.
Building Sz.'is 40'x40'
Easy Assess &
Paved Parking.
Monthly Rent Includes
Water & Sewer.
Contact Joy @
863-675-7555


S. OF LABELLE For Sale or
Trade, 145 acres Produc-
ing Orange Grove. $10k
per acre. (305)965-1955.


LaBelle-Port LaBelle #1
New 4/2, plus garage,
1542 sq ft, walk to school,
1/4 ac lot, priced to sell at
$132,750, Call Paul
(Owner), (863)673-5071.



ARGENTINA, WINGSHOOT-
ING and Big Game Hunt-
ing: The Best Bang for the
$ anywhere in the world.
Winter season: April-Au-
gust, 2005. Weekdays:
(314)219-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.
HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.


5 ACRES- Pioneer Planta-
tion. Labelle FI Half
cleared. Road to black top
$88,000 firm (239)247-
10I'Q


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This trestle desk project is perfect for do-it-your-
selfers who want to organize their home office space.
Full-size traceable patterns and straightforward con-
struction techniques simplify assembly, and special
instructions on attaching edge veneer will help even
novices achieve professional results. The project
measures about 38 inches tall by 42 inches wide by
24 inches deep.
Trestle Desk plan (No. 435)... $8.95
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Job
Information


Job
Information


BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920
JOHN DEERE LAWN
STX38
Needs trans axle.
$50. (863)763-6576.


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


Rentals

I I lENT



Commercial

Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent RR51
Hoei- Ren- 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property "
Rent ..9445
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space..
Rooest 960


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






Medical Office
for Lease in
Belle Glade
8 exam rooms,
private
physician's office,
separate waiting/
reception area,
turrikey, ready
for immediate
occupancy. Call
561-996-6581



PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
SPACE- 950-1150 sq. ft,
perfect for Lawyer, CPA,
satellite offices etc. Call
(561)996-7727.




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


Real Estate

iII -ff


Builders lots still
available in brand new
community next to
Caloosahatchie River.
New Homes currently
under construction.
Pre-construction
discounts.
(954) 605-6407



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
. MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy cher-
okeemountainrealty.com
Call for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.

COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access
from $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspointcom
(877)266-7376.


FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(8o00501-1777 ext.



LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Nor-
ris Lake & Golf properties
make every year special.
Starting at only $24,900-
Call Lakeside Realty
(423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-
tn.com.

Mountain Golf Homesitesl
Prestigious community
weaving throughout Dye
designed 18 hole champi-
onship course in breath-
taking Blue Ridge Mtns of
South Carolina. Call for
pkg (866)334-3253,
x759.

NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful leg'
home shell nestled on prin-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x1l19.


OCALA area New Log Cabin
on 20+ AC $359,900
New 1,800 sqft log cabin
w/ wrap-around deck set
among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths
to enjoy. Just west of Oca-
la close to 1-75. Ample rd
frontage w/ uitities & sen-
sible covenants. Must see.
Call now (866)352-2249
x349.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.


Mobile Homes



Moaile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes-Rent 2015
MobBe Homes Sale 2020



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



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-
grades. Need to move.
(863)983-9428 $30,000

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

Handyman Special, As is,
3/2 Mobile Home, '95,
Horseshoe Acres, low
down pymt, owner financ-
ing avail, $55,000. 863-
234-1814.


LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $23,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


CENTRAL Homis
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW7
Appliances,
Screen Room
& Shed
$69,900



2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW,3/2, Lg.
Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900

3)New

Land a Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
,Estates
NowAvailable

4)734 te

Fenc



,900

2160W. Hwy. 27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W.ofWAL-MART
983-4663
cHamPion
HOME BUILDERS CO


New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


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


Thursday, February 10, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







Thursday. February 10, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Luan
Walker


863-677-1010
ICATION, ILXCAION DEIMONIE
3BDM/2RAOVER 3,000 IVING SOQ FT.
@ $225,000


ARTI' 1\ t l).
3bd/21.a tllJ lenced,
almo.,l I .rl,, M: .!P $64.9K


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-.1 14 Brand New Homes to be
built on Texas Ave. 3bd/2ba, CBS,
1,673 sq. ft., Special linandng pkges
available $129.9K These wifl go
fasti!!!
Sky Valley of Clewiston
2 miles just outside of town,
Deed Resoricted Development,
10 acre lake, 82 lots (1/3 to
1/2 acre), Starting in the
540k's, Palms Development
Inc., Beverly Hills CA.


Glenn
Smith

863-983-3508

lust oUld akl ofl 1' l aJlUdtl ., br 4
oli k I .
,j-_, 324.19.k
LakePort 34 acres!! Fenced/cross-
fenced. 2 acre oak tree nursery Too
much equipment to list. Rare fiad @4
$20K per acre
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973
Pioneer tantation 2/2 mi/h on 2.5
aces. Private ad seduded Iil, ir-
rui.n,' Loo-k Reduol Io tI 9k,
Mon .l.,jLs .r ..-

.ihllOno.t I a kC I 'l.-nt. .. '
CBS Home, Separate LR and FR.
Screened lanai w/hot tub. Great location
@$225K
Nev. lis 0,11Tf -
I\ rB itia, r rT il!.... -' ..,!J
\e ,. Iiting rH.,-lI.,i,: h'..iil'r on
1.15 a. 5 stall horse bamw/tack room.
Callldayl! $124.9K
Handyman Needed Fire dam-
aged home on lot for $15K


Teri
Rangel


J0 863-228-1142
Great S"ljiW 1 2 on 1
acre in r I.La4J, "K Bring
Its An Otter 71
S*ni. 1 M,:',
Deal Fell Though $96.9k '97 Mobile
home w/ 4/2.5 on 1.25 acres in
Montura ranch Estates $S96.K
Reduced 4BusinessOrxrtunity!!
Restaurant, Bar, & FF. Great
Location on HWY 27 $209.9K
laghohlc. ( nlfrifr B",ut itul
3/2, In ;[11.| V t# ... 'n.* 'r ,'.
2.5. aes S.OLO ,I2
AMlus% See i ki,.-.nrihil
MHian ,t .
$109.9K
N 11

New Listing Northside 3bd/2ba
CBS Beautiful lHardwood floors -
Great Location ReducedO@
S174.<9K


JCharmaine
Montgomery

863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
lake for S5K Only a few leftl.
Attention Hunters & Fishermen:
Looking for a weekend retreat
this is It! 3/1 w/ shed on 122
acres and carport @ ,$7L.5K.
New Listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dbhvide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. Just bring your tooth-
brush! $89.9K
330+/- Acre Ranch!! Improved
i .'d & uls 1,'n, i-.d piasrtuw. 2
tlt ll.)l!e lll l 1 .111 II hld ll rt'
lia;jLnful I -)h & Tr .L .'
New listing! Don't miss out on
this brand new 3/1 frame home
in Montura Ranch Estaes. Ch(x)se
our flooring, appliances, and
lg't figures. Ready in March
ony "$133.3k
New listing' um.'il,,.ld Estates
:3 l, l 1 .kt. L. 1.. ". 110n lyr old
T l n i r, I a .I 7 'si '1 k


Jeffrey
Davis


86.2283265 i 863-228-2666 863-677-1013
Montura Ranch Estates 1998 niertain -luiglitI '..lb iu-, "Ili tDuralsL-2.5acrsStartingat
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Campers..RVs 3010
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Marine Accessories 3020
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PUBLIC NOTICE

DEMOLITION AND REPLACEMENT OF TWO (2) SINGLE FAMILY
HOUSING UNITS IN HENDRY COUNTY

Please be advised that it is the intention of Hendry County to demolish and replace with a sim-
ilar unit two (2) single family homes occupied by low-to-moderate income (LMI) families
under the County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Contract No. 04DB-H01
Housing Rehabilitation Program.

1. Proposed Assisted Activity:

Housing Rehabilitation/Demolition/Replacement of two (2) single family housing units
consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath unit. Specific addresses are: 1188 Davidson
Road in Hooker's Point and 1055 Lakeview Avenue in Pioneer Plantation.

2. Area Maps indicating location of subject homes to be demolished:


3. Time schedule for commencement and completion of proposed assisted activity:

Feb: and March, 2005 RFP for potential contractors, selection of low bidder contractor
April, 2005 County Commission Approval, Execution of Documents
May through August, 2005 Demolition and New Construction of Housing Units

4. Area Map Indicating Location of Each Housing Unit consisting of two (2) 2 bedroom/1
bath homes to be constructed as replacement house on subject property: Same location
as noted on above maps.

5. Sources of Funding:

Hendry County S.H.I.P Program and CDBG Program will be working jointly to fund both
the demolition and new construction of subject housing units. The County is also
attempting to secure funding from other housing programs for these projects.

6. Each of the replacement housing units will be occupied by a Low-to-Moderate Income
family for a period of at least 10 years from the date of the Certificate of Occupancy of
the new structure.


7. Units to be demolished are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/1 bath structures. Units to be construct-
ed as replacement units are: Two (2) 2 bedroom/Ibath structures. There will be no
change in the housing needs for LMI persons in Hendry County.


For further information regarding this notice, please contact
Consultant for Hendry County, at 561-432-1524.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE OF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN; DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTjS); GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south en-
trance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FI 33471, at
11:00 a.m. on the 17. day of February, 2005.
Dated this 26th day of January, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FI 33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americana with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceeding
should contact the Individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notce.n If hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
550742 CGS 2/3,10/05




NOTICE OF SHFRIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued In the
Circuit Court of Hendry County, Florida, on the 9th day of December
2004, In the cause wherein John J. Smith was plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, In said Court, I, Ronald I. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant
John W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, in and to thp following
described property, to-wit:
That part of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeasterly Comer of Lot 25,
thence South 00* 41' 37" East along the right of way of Captain Hendry
Drive 15 feet to the Point of Beginning of said Line, thence South 89 18'
23" West 82.68 feet to Southeasteriy right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
---AND---
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being In
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beginning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida Intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the Southwest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westerly waters edge of said river, thence run South
10 degrees 27'56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Begining.
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, In the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordla, at the hour of 11:00am, or as soon
thereafter as possible, 1 will offer for saleal l the said defendant's, John
W. Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple, right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to
taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
bidder for CASH IN HAND, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


549465 CGS 2/03,10,17 24/05


Ronald E. Lee, SR., Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF CLEWISTON
If you have the time and desire to actively participate toward making a
positive difference in the City of Clewiston, please accept this invitation to
complete an application for appointment to one of the City's four citizen
advisory committees. These committees serve as a vital link between the
community and elected officials. These four committees are: 1) Boating
Advisory Committee 2) Citizens Advisory Task Force, 3) Library Advi-
sory Board, and 4) the Planning and Zoning Board. City residents who
are Interested in serving on one of these committees may obtain the citi-
zen board policy guide and application form at the City Hal, 115 West
Ventura Avenue. Forfurther Information, please contact the City Hall staff
at (863) 983-1484.
550030 CGS 2/3,10/05


Ms. Nancy Phillips, CDBG


February 2, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
04-05-05
Sealed bids will be received by the
City of Clewiston, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440,
until Thursday, March 3, 2005, at
3:00 p.m. for the installation of an
aluminum dock in the Rim Canal.
The bids will be opened Immediate-
ly following the bid submission
deadline at city hall.
The project consists of the Installa-
tion of an 8' x 28' aluminum floating
dock with two external pile guides,
one at each end; two comer bump-
ers, 4 linear foot vinyl bumper. All
materials furnished and all work
performed shall be in accordance
with the specifications pertaining
thereto, which may be examined at
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Each bid must be in a sealed enve-
lope and clearly marked "Bid for
Rim Canal Floating Dock." Bids
may be mailed to the City of Cle-
wiston, 115 West Ventura Avenue,
Clewiston, FL 33440, or hand de-
livered to the same address. No re-
sponsibiity shall be attached to any
officers for the premature opening
of a bid not property addressed and
identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the
right to hold all bids for sixty days,
and to reject any and all bids, with
or without cause, to waive techni-
cal errors and informaliftes, or to
accept the bid that in its judgement
best serves the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson, City Manager
552415 CGS 2/1017/05

HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
APPOINTEE NEEDED
The Health Care District Board is
seeking 1 individual interested In a
2 year appointment to.its Western
County Healthcare Advisory Com-
mitee. This committee assists the
District Board with allocating funds
to support health care related pro-
grams in the area west of 20 mile
bend in Palm Beach County.
Appointee should be a city of Belle
Glade or Pahokee. resident and
have at least 3 years background in
at least one of the following: health
care and/or social services deliv-
ery; health care/hospital adminis-
tration; public health. All applica-
tions must be received by close of
business on February 28, 2005.
For more information or to receive
an application for committee ap-
pointment, please call Liz Heman-
dez Cayson at (561) 996-0129.
551948 CGS 2/10/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
vs.
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and al parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate Or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:

LOT 4, BLOCK 2132, PORT LABELLE UNIT 3, a subdivision, according
to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 73, of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida.
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed a ainst you and ou are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before Feblruary 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you for the relief sought in
this Complaint
THIS NOTICE will be published.once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attornme for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27;2/03,10/05


DOCUMENT 00105
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by the Glades County Board of County Com-
missioners at the Glades County Manager's office located at 500 Avenue J,
Moore Haven, Florida 33471 until Friday, March 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. for
the project titled "Restroom Building."
The proposed bid is for the construction of a Fishing Pier Rehabilitation and
CBS Restroom Facility including site work, connection to existing utilities
and electrical work. Construction site Is at the Van De Velde Park in Glades
County, Florida.
All materials furnished and all work performed shall be in accordance with
the plans, specifications and contract documents pertaining thereof, which
may be examined at:
County Manager's Office
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, Florida 33471
(863) 946-6000
The plans and blank bid form may be obtained from this office for a NON-
REFUNDABLE fee of $50.00 per set.
The COUNTY reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or to waive
any irregularities or Informalities In any proposals or In the proposal pro-
cess without disclosure of a reason. The failure to make a disclosure shall
not result In accrual of any right, claim or cause of action by an unsuccess-
ful bidder against the Glades County Board of County Commissioners.
Sealed proposals must be received on or prior to:
DATE: March 18,:2005
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Glades County
No proposer may withdraw any proposal for a period of sixty (60) calendar
days after March 18, 2005.
552739 CGS 2/10/05



PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A PUBLIC HEARING will be held on the following proposed ordinance at
7:30 p.m. on February 22, 2005 in the Commission Chambers at the Pa-
hokee City Hall, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, Florida at which time
the City Commission will consider its adoption into law. The introduction
and first reading was held on January 25, 2005. The ordinance in its en-
tirety may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk during regular work-
Ing hours. All Interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard
with respect to this proposed ordinance.

ORDINANCE 2005-01
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PAHO-
KEE, FLORIDA EXEMPTING THE CITY FROM THE PROVISIONS OF
SECTION 101.657, FLORIDA STATUTES, SPECIFICALLY RELATED
TO EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING OR-
DINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR COD-
IFICATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL
OTHER PURPOSES.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the above City Com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will
need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the Appeal is to be
based.
552796 CGS 2/10/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)CN050199
CONSTRUCTION & TESTING OF FLORIDAN AQUIFER MONITOR
& TEST PRODUCTION WELLS, MARTIN COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, for Construction & Testing of
Floridan Aquifer Monitor & Test Production Wells, Martin County, FL on
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submit-
ted bids will be opened and publicly read. This project involves drill/ core,
construct & test one tri-zone Floridan aquifer monitor well & one Floridan
aquifer test-production well proximal to the C-23 Canal in Martin County.
Directions: 1-95 to west on SR714 approx. 5 miles to north onto SR609
then approx 3 miles to C'23 Canal at Martin/St. Lucie county line. An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2005
at 10:00 a.m. at SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Rd, WPB, FL
33406, Conf. Rm. 2B. For directions call (561) 682-6391 ..A site visit will
Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions In the Request for Bidders
(RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by
downloading It for free from our website www.sfwmd.oov, by obtaining
a set for $12.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by
calling the24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is Invited to
attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can
be obtained at our web site www.sfwmd.gov.

552220 ON/CGS 2/10/05


ADVISORY BULLETIN
This advisory bulletin provides 30-days notice to the general public that
Dr. Mona Devanesan will discontinue seeing patients at the Women's
Center at Hendry Regional Medical Center as of March 9, 2005.
The Women's Center is located at 542 W. Sagamore St., Clewiston.
You will have the option of continuing to see her at her West Palm Beach
office or finding a Gynecologist of your choosing to provide those servic-
es. To schedule an appointment at Dr. Mona Devanesan's West Palm
Beach office dial (561) 863-4777. Her address Is 2151 45th St., Suite
110, West Palm Beach, FL'33407.
Copies of your records may be picked up at the Women's Center on
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday until March 9, 2005. After that
date you may obtain your records at the Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ters, MedicaIRecords Department.
As a reminder, the Women's Center will continue to service you for your
mammographyand bone densitometry needs.
552709 CGS 2/10/05



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing regarding Ordinance 9-2005,
Section 101.657 Florida statutes specifically related to Early Voting. The
Public Hearing will be held February 15, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the City
Commission Chambers, 335 SW 2nd Avenue, South Bay, Florida. This
Public Notice is for the second reading.
551933 CGS 02/10/05


HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
HENRY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM
Hendry County hereby requests PROPOSALS from qualified bidders for
the rehabilitation of two (2) single family homes and the demo/
replacement of two (2) homes located in unincorporated Hendry County
as a part of the Hendry County Housing Program which consists of Com-
munity Development Block Grant (CDBG) and S.H.I.P. Housing Pro-
gram.
Proposals are due no later than 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday,
March 23, 2005 and delivered or mailed to: Ms. Barbara Butler, Hendry
County Clerk of the Clerk of the Court, Post Office Box 1760, 25 E. Hick-
pochee Avenue. LaBelle, Florida 33975-1760 (the County will not as-
sume any responsibility for proposals received past the bid opening
time). Any and all proposals received after this time and date will not be
opened or considered.
Proposals should be submitted in a separate sealed envelop marked
HENRYY COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #11", "HENDRY
COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM RFP #12", "HENDRY COUNTY HOUS-
ING PROGRAM RFP #13", and "HENDRY COUNTY HOUSING PRO-
GRAM RFP #14." All bids must be accompanied by Pur-7068 "Public
Entity Crimes Report", proof of insurance, licenses and the "Vendor Drug
Free Work Place" form. Forms must be fully executed by the responder
and resumed with the bid.
For specific project information, contact Ms. Nancy Phillips at 561-432-
1524 or by FAX at 561-432-6734. Bids will be opened at 10:15 a.m. on
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 in the Hendry County Board of County
Commission Chambers at the Hendry County Court House in LaBelle.
A mandatory meeting and contractor walk-thru for review of these pro-
ects will be held on Thursday February 17, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the
Board of County Commission Chambers of the Hendry County Court
House, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue in LaBelle. Any firm not represented at
this meeting will be unable to bid. All potential bidders must be in the
Commission Chambers no later than 10:05 a.m. in order to participate in
this RFP.
Hendry County reserves the right to accept or reject any bids. Hendry
County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeking Minority Con-
tractor Participation and promotes Fair Housing.
William C. "Bo" Pelham
Chairman, BOCC
552638 CB/CGS 2/10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
File No.: CP 04-49
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY D. PERKINS A/K/A
LARRY DWAYNE PERKINS
Deceased ,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
Larry 0. Perkins a/k/a/ Larry
Dwayne Perkins, deceased, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Glades County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is Post
Office Box 10, Moore Haven, FL
33471. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's Will and
any Codicils are Last Will and Tes-
tament dated September 4,19992.
The names and addresses for the
personal representative and the
personal representatives' and the
personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a
copy of the notice of administration
is served must object to the validity
of the will (or any codicil), qualifi-
cations of the personal representa-
tive,venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accor-
dance with the lorida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECT-
ING PERSON, OR THOSE OBJEC-
TIONS ARE FOREyER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt prop-
erty is required to file a petition for
determination of exempt property
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED,
Any person entitled to elective
share is required to file an election
to take elective share is required to
file an election to take elective
share WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
CLAIM AN ELECTIVE SHARE IS
DEEMED WAIVED.
Attomey'for Personal
Representative:
Amber J. Vojak
Attorney for Linda J. Perkins, Mrs.
Florida Bar No. 0769460
2164 C J Lane
LaBelle, Florida 33935 -
Telephone: (863) 6740557
Personal Representative:
Linda J. Perkins
5552 Frontier Circle
LaBelle, FL. 33935
CGS 02/03, 10/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
Is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative andt the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unlquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other per sons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe,
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 NW. 16th Street.
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
549807 CGS 2/3,10/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 099 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CASSANDRA CERINO,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Cassandra Cerino, deceased, File
Number 2004-099 CP, is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attomey
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
S30 DAYS AFTER THE' DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 30,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Lavetta Monroe
P.O. Box 3411
Clewiston. FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Paige Law Firm
349 N.W. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Palge, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERA L. LATMY
Deceased.
File No. 2005-004-CP
Division PROBATE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
VERA L LATTY, deceased, File
Number 2005-004-CP is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975. The
names and address of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.

ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NO-
TIFIED THAT:

All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the WilI,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM,
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's es-
tate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OB-
JECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 10, 2005..
Attomey for
Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esquire
417 West Sugarland Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Telephone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
Florida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representative:
Lloyd Bailey
806 Delia Tobias Way
Clewiston, FL 33440
550949 CGS 02/10,17/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-27 CA
WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A., Successor
Plaintiff
v.
CHAD WRIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHAD WRIGHT; and all un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under or against the here-
.in named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants;
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: CHAD WRIGHT and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CHAD
WRIGHT, and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or
against the above named Defen-
dants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said un-
known' parties claim as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants.
Current Residence Unknown, but
whose last known address was:
4049 South Edgewater Circle, La-
Belle, Florida 33935

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage o the fol-
lowing property in HENDRY
County, nlnda, to-wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK 2162 OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 868, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 188830 U.S. Highway
19 North, Suite 300, Clearwater,
Florida 33764, on or before
March 15, 2005 or within thirty
(30) days after the first publica-
tion of this Notifce of Action, and
file the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 25 East Hickpochee
Avenue, 2nd Floor Labelle, FL
33935, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter, otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the com-
plaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the
Court on this 1st day of February,
2005.
Barbara F. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/ D Hammond
Deputy Clerk
552068 CGS 02/10, 17/2005

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NOTICE OF SALE
TO: HECTOR BAEZA
1850 OLD U.S 27
LOT 43
CLEWISTON, FL. 33440
You are hereby notified that the
property stored by you with Dyess
Rentals, Unit 51 & 53 located at
320 Commercio Street, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are believed
to be household and miscellaneous
Items and will be sold to the high-
est bidder for cash at the above ad-
dress on Feb. 11, 2005 at 11:00
a.m. at Dyess Rentals along with
advertising cost in the amount of
$712-85 plus $39.68. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
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guson Towing wilI sell at public
auction, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
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33438 on February 14, 2005 at
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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2004-798-CA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH LEE HOLLAND, et al
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated January
1 2005 and entered in Case No.
2004-798-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit
in and for HENDRY County, Florida
wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN
AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP. is the Plaintiff and KEN-
NETH LEE HOLLAND: TENANT #1
N/K/A/ HAROLD SANFORD; TEN-
ANT #2 N/K/A BILLY WADE are the
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder or cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH; LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11:OOAM, on the 23rd
day of February, 2005, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
LOT 7, BLOCK"P, SEMINOLE
MANOR, ACCORDING TO THE-
FLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGES 93
AND 94, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED ON THEREON
AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO:

1984 TWIN MOBILE HOME;
ID#'S: T26315706-A &
T26315706-B; TITLE #'S:
22645682 & 22645681.
A/K/A 708 Bowden Road, Clewis-
ton, FL. 33440

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the February 2,
2005.
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Court
By: S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, 'persons
needing a special accommoda-
tlonto particpate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office
Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
telephone number (813)335-
2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to this proceed-
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