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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: February 17, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, February 17, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 NoA 37
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TreeMendous
beautification
Local businesses are invit-
ed to.participate in a beautifi-
cation contest hosted by the
Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce. Businesses will
show beautification
improvements to their struc-
tures and landscaping. Win-
ners will 'receive a cash
voucher. For more informa-
tion, please call 996-2745. If
you need more than one
application you may down-
load it from the chamber's
Web site at www.bel-
legladechamber.com.
Foster parenting
classes
Campus For Living in
cooperation with the Paho-
kee Beacon Center will be
conducting a five-week Foster
Parenting class starting Feb.
17, and ending March 17, the
class will be'broken down
into five-week sessions, Fos-
ter 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
concerns you can contact
Diana Walker, or Anita Davis
at the Pahokee Beacon Cen-
ter 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
tutoring .program pays spe-
cial attention to preparing
students for the FCAT test
and will, be held Saturdays,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ele-
mentary and middle school
students are invited to partic-
ipate. The Weed and Seed
Program also offers parent-
ing classes and a youth men-
toring program. For more
information, please contact
Carleen Downing, 996-4220.
2005 Tri-cities
league meetings
Regular meetings will be
held the fourth Monday of
each month at 6 p.m. as fol-
lows: Feb. 28, Pahokee City
Hall, March 28, South Bay
City Hall, April 25, Belle Glade
City Hall, May 23, Pahokee
City Hall, June 27, South Bay
City Hall, July 25, Belle Glade
City Hall, Aug. 22, Pahokee
City Hall, Sept. 26, South Bay
City Hall, Oct. 24, Belle Glade
City Hall, Nov. 28.
Chili dinner
Saturday, Feb. 19, from
12-3 p.m. there will be a chili
See Spots Page 9

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New hospi


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Palm
Beach County Health Care District
moved a step closer in its effort to
justify the construction of a new
hospital facility in Belle Glade last
week with the visit of its consultant
team to the area.
Consultants with Tribrook, the
company given charge of develop-
ing a master plan for the hospital
- plans that may include the con-
struction of the new facility met
with hospital representatives to
begin the necessary data gather-


ing.
The Palm Beach County Health
Care District Board recently
approved the study, and gave Tri-
brook, working together with an
architectural firm, the go-ahead to
begin their work in Belle Glade.
The consultants will continue
to visit the site, working with the
staff at the hospital, to obtain the
hard data it needs to incorporate
into the plan. They will look at the
needs of the hospital and will sub-
mit their final proposal to the dis-
trict later this year.


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"We know this is something
the community has been looking
forward to," said Mike Carroll, rep-
resentative with Tribrook at the
meeting. "We are anxious to get
working with you. This is a
tremendous opportunity."' --
According to Mr. Carroll, the
group will be looking specifically
at the hospital's historical data, in
terms of utilization of the hospital
and the volume of in-patient care,
among other factors. Early in the
data gathering, Mr. Carroll said the
hospital seems to be "in need of


With a smile: Tiki Bob welcomes you!


Staft photo/Jose Zaragoza
Carved in an eight-hour session by resident Boots Boyer, Tiki Bob is the face of Torry
Island. Recently, Mr. Boyer and his company, Boyer Enterprise, donated sod and a few
trees to help beautify Torry Island following the hurricanes last year. The section, off to
left when crossing the drawbridge, is the first step in rehabilitating the battered island.
Tiki Bob guards the trees and welcomes visitors to the island. The upside-down cab-
bage pond tree with funny hair should greet visitors for a long time to come.
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The trees donated by Mr. Boyer add another layer of beauty to Torry Island. Set atop
new sod, city officials are happy with the donation.


s review


serious facility resources." preparing for the future, and he
The emphasis isn't solely on hopes that the information gath-
the construction of a new hospital, ered will lay the groundwork to
but also a comprehensive study of where the facility will be "in 10
the medical care that is needed years, 20years,30years."
throughout the entire community, Hospital officials are hoping
he said. .that the study will go smoothly and
Dan Aranda, chief executive estimate mid to late July, as a pos-
officer of the hospital, looked for- sible completion date for the
ward to the completion of the--work. When completed, the plan
master plan. "I'm very excited," he will be presented to the health
said. "This is one of the reasons I care district board for review.
came [to Belle Glade]." If a new facility is suggested,
According to Mr. Aranda, the
master plan is an essential part of See Hospital Page 12




Whitaker



proposes to



build homes


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Wayne Whitak-
er, who rents affordable apart-
ments to residents and was
recently named a businessper-
son of the year by the Pahokee
Chamber of Commerce, has
approached the city-with an idea
to build single-family homes
within the city.
Asking for support from the
city in searching for funding for
the development, Mr. Whitaker
received -a- positive response
from elected leaders on his pro-
posal.
According to City Manager
Lillie Latimore, Mr. Whitaker has
proposed to build 40 single-fam-


ily housing units. Ms. Latimore
told commissioners that the site
in question for the construction
of the homes is located on Main
St., as it approaches Canal Point.
"I am encouraged by Mr.
Whitaker's proposal in response
to the dire need of housing in the
,city of Pahokee," said Ms. Lati-
more. She noted the 200 units of
emergency housing that had
been provided by FEMA
throughout the city for a period
no longer than 18 months fol-
lowing the two hurricanes last
year. When the time is up "hous-
ing will be necessary in order to
See Homes Page 12


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management



calls it quits
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza factors in wishing to be released
BELLE GLADE JCD Sports, from its agreement with the city.
Group, the management com- At its city meeting Feb. 7, the
pany the city of Belle Glade city made plans to continue
handed the reins to the golf operation of the golf course in
course to, asked the city to the absence of JCD.
release it from its obligation to According to Belle Glade City
provide a 90-day termination Manager Houston Tate, JCD's
notice to end its partnership with main subject of woe was with
the city. the high turnover in the staff at
Approximately a year after the golf course.
the company first approached "The barriers encountered
the city with the idea of turning with JCD retaining reliable and
Belle Glade's golf course into a qualified employees, that pos-
thriving business enterprise, the
company has cited numerous See Golf Page 12


Voters will decide


on city hall issue L


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE In the
upcoming March election, Belle
Glade voters will get a chance to
vote on an obligation bond refer-
endum that will decide whether
or not the city will have the neces-
sary funding to construct a new
city hall complex.
The issue of constructing a
new city hall building has long
been discussed, with the tempo-
rary removal of the police and fire
departments from their usual
sites, the issue was recently
brought back into focus.
City leaders say that the con-
struction of a new city hall build-
ing could also provide the police
and fire departments with proper
facilities as they could make use
of the current city hall complex
for their operations.
For the last year, the city has
struggled with the problems that


have faced both the fire depart-
ment building and the police
department building. Staff at both
facilities were removed after a
number of issues started plagu-
ing normal operation at the sites.
At the fire department, the city
acted quickly in moving the per-
sonnel to the civic center, where
they are still located. Mold prob-
lems, compounded with a rat
infestation issue, affected many
firefighters, who complained of
various illnesses while at the
building.
At the police department, the
roof of the building suffered con-
siderable damage resulting from
the hurricanes last year. After the
second of the two hurricanes,
water broke through the roof and
seeped into the building. The ceil-
ing in some places collapsed
See Hall-Page 12


S tafn pnoto/Jose Zaragoza
Officials are hoping that residents of Belle Glade will approve a bond referendum for the
construction of a new city hall complex. Space at the current facility, shown here, will accom-
modate the public safety department.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 17,2005


Birth


The Chalo Nitka


Tyra Whitehurst
Tyra Whitehurst
Wesley Whitehurst, and Nicole
Mathis of Clewiston are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Tyra Whitehurst. She
was born Jan. 22, 2005, at Gulf
Coast Hospital in Ft. Myers. She
weighed six pounds 5.8 ounces
and was 19 1/2 inches long at
birth. Her brother Jordan White-
hurst welcomed Tyra home.


Maternal grandparents a
and Melynda Wagues
Moore Haven, and Jeff
Mathis of Virginia. Patern
parents are Terry Whiteh
the late Buddy White:
Clewiston. Great gran
are Barbara Mathis of C
Sandra Light of Avon P
Gary and Mary Wag
Clewiston.


Engagements


Courtesy photo
Katharine L. Kangieser and
Andrew B. Hogan

Kangieser-Hogan
Katharine L. Kangieser of Hol-
lywood, and Andrew B. Hogan, of
Lehigh Acres, are announcing
their engagement. The prospec-
tive groom is the son of Janie Gor-
don/ Michael Hogan, of Lehigh
Acres/Lake Worth, Texas. The
wedding is planned for March 5,
2005 in LaBelle at the Hendry
House. The-bride-to-be is a 1990
graduate of McArthur High, she is
employed as a CMA with HRMC.
The groom is a 1993. graduate of
Sarasota High. He is employed as
security with the Labelle court-
house after the wedding the cou-
ple will reside in Pioneer.


Courtesy photo
Amanda Rose Huff
and John Zarrella

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 the'ride and groomn
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremony
at the Lakeport Community Cen-
ter located on Red Barn Road.


Big Fish
By Tracy Whirls
s',.Ys Applications are available for
the annual Chalo Nitka "Big Bass"
.-.- *tournament, sponsored by the
Big O Bassmasters, slated for Sat-
urday, Feb. 26 at the Alvin Ward
boat ramp in Moore Haven.
Chalo Nitka means "Big Fish,"
and in the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment, the $1,000 top prize will be
Courtesy awarded to the angler who catch-
es the biggest bass..Second place
re Randy pays $450, third, $350, with cash
pack of prizes awarded through eighth
and Kelly place.
al grand- The tournament also boasts a
aurst, an "Critter Division," sponsored by
urst Ahern's, which pays $100 to the
hurst, of angler with the largest gar, mud-
dparents fish or catfish.
lewiston, And, as always, the angler
'ark, and wearing a Chalo Nitka T-shirt who
gerby of lands the largest bass wins $100,
courtesy of the Glades County
Chamber of Commerce.
The tournament begins at safe
light, with weigh-ins from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
Open to anyone with an inter-
est in fishing who pays the $25


Charity
Okeechobee Main Street and
My Aunt's House 'The Closet' is
holding a charity auction Feb. 26,
at 10 a.m. until noon during the
Okeechobee Main Street BBQ
Event.
We are looking for furniture
(new or used), pictures, electron-
ic equipment, home accessories,
yard tools, garage tools, etc.
Items may be dropped off at
Okeechobee Main Street's Office
or My Aunt's House 'The Closet'.
Both organizations are located at
111 NE 2nd St. (the gray building
w/burgundy awnings on the cor-
ner NE 2nd St and NE 2nd Ave,
behind CVS), Monday-Friday 9
a.m. until 2 p.m. or arrangements
will or can be made for items to
be picked up by calling (863) 634-
2306.
We also need items or gift cer-
tificates (or gift cards) from
restaurants, retailers, hair salons,
florist, and the businesses of
Okeechobee. All proceeds will
benefit disadvantaged children of
Okeechobee.
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc.
is a non-profit organization with


tourney
entry fee, the Chalo Nitka tourna-
ment gives anglers of all skill lev-
els a shot at winning.
"A 10-year-old has just as
much chance to win the Chalo
Nitka tournament as a touring
pro," said Big O Bassmasters
Angler of the Year Russell Echols.
"If you want to fish from a pon-
toon boat that holds five people,
all five people can fish, if they pay
the $25 entry fee."
Proceeds from the annual
Chalo Nitka tournament benefit
Project Graduation. Over the past
three years, the Big O Bassmas-
ters have contributed more than
$3,000 to Project Graduation.
Entry forms are available at
Mickey's Bait and Tackle in Moore
Haven, Angler's Marina in Clewis-
ton, Garrard's Bait and Tackle in
Okeechobee, Beck's Food Store
in Lakeport, Kelly's Bait and Tack-
le in Belle Glade, and other loca-
tions around Lake Okeechobee.
For more information phone
Big O Bassmasters president Mike
Woodham, Lakeside Electric, at
228-0111.



Auction
roots dating back to 1980 when
the National Trust for, Historic
Preservation formed the Main
Street program. Since 1980, the
National Main Street Center has
been working with communities
across the nation to revitalize their
historic or traditional commercial
areas.
Based in historic preservation,
the Main Street approach was
developed to save historic com-
mercial architecture and the fab-
ric of American communities'
built environment, but has
become a powerful economic
development tool as well.
My Aunt's House, Inc. is a 501
(c) (3) non-profit organization
providing support to foster chil-
dren, children in need and their
families. In September 2004, My
Aunt's House opened a Clothes
Closet. The primary goal for the
"Closet" is to give deprived chil-
dren the necessary items needed
to make their lives the best possi-
ble. The Closet is not a Thrift SholI
clothes and other items are
given to the children and their
families.


In the Military


Theodore N. Granville
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class
Theodore N. Granville, Jr., son of
Catherine P. and Theodore N.
Granville of Clewiston, recently
received a Letter of Appreciation
from the Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV), for assisting in tsuna-
mi relief efforts during Operation
Unified Assistance in Southeast
Asia, while attached to Navy
Mobile Construction Battalion
(NMCB) Seven, the Seabees,
home based in Gulfport, Miss.
"Your fellow Americans are proud
of you and what you accom-
plished," said Gordon R. England,


SECNAV. "You showed the world
American compassion and
mercy. At sea, ashore and in the
air, you brought honor to your-
selves and to our nation."
Granville, along with thou-
sands of other U.S. Sailors and
Marines, supported more than
6,000 flight hours, helping to
deliver more than 20-million
pounds of medicine, food and
water. The supplies helped save
thousands of lives and eased the
suffering of thousands more.
Unit's like NMCB 7 specialize in
advance base construction, battle
damage repair, contingency engi-


neering, humanitarian assistance
and disaster recovery support
around the world. Granville is a
1988 graduate of Clewiston High
School of Clewiston.

Michelle D. Kosh
Navy Ensign Michelle D. Kosh,
daughter of Michael F. and step-
son of Rhonda L. Kosh of Labelle,
Fla., recently received her com-
mission as a naval officer after
completing Officer Candidate
School (OCS) at Officer Training
Command, Pensacola. During the
13-week-long training program,
Kosh received extensive instruc-


tion on a variety of specialized
subjects including navigation,
ship handling, engineering, naval
warfare and management. Kosh
also completed a demanding
daily physical fitness program that
involved running, swimming and
calisthenics. In addition, Kosh
and fellow OCS graduates
received leadership training and
instruction on the importance of
the Navy's core values: Honor,
courage and commitment; and
how their meaning impacts the
personal and professional con-
duct of the men and women serv-
ing in the Navy around the world.


Obituaries


Martha Leet
Stockwell Buxton
Martha Leet Stockwell Buxton,
92, died, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005,
at Henidry Regional Medical Center
in Clewiston. A native of Panama
City, she lived in Quitman, Ga. for
the past 23 years. She was born
June 21,1912, in Malino, to the late
William Edward and Mossie Lee
Stockwell. She attended the Quit-
man Church of God. She was pre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Joseph Benjamin Buxton and one
daughter, Dorothy Faye Buxton.


She is survived by five children and
their spouses: Sidney (Ezella) Bux-
ton of Panama City; Arthurine
(Paul) Wilson of Clewiston;
Josephine (James) Crosby of Quit-
man, Ga.; Patricia (David) Chancy
of Clewiston; Ruth Clements of
Quitman, Ga; one brother, Archie
Stockwell of Panama City; 13
grandchildren, 26 great grandchil-
dren and 15 great-great grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services were held at
Wilson Funeral Home in Panama
City, with interment at Evergreen
Memorial Gardens. The Reverends
James Pearson of Quitman, Ga.


and Lewis Rogers of Panama City,
officiated.
Kaylene Massa
Kaylene Massa, 43, of Clewis-
ton, died, Saturday, Feb. 12, at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Massa was born in Ft. Myers,
and is a lifelong resident of the area.
Survivors include her husband,
Franco Massa, of Clewiston; her
son, Andrew Dennis Massa, of
Clewiston; daughter Amity Brooke
Massa, of Clewiston; her parents,
Glenn and Juanita Taylor, of Moore
Haven, two brothers, Norman Tay-


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lor of Elbridge, N.Y; and one sister
Kentie Hingson, of Moore Haven.
Services were held Feb. 15, at First
United Methodist church, burial fol-
lowed at Ortona Cemetery. Officiat-
ing clergy was Reverend Tom
Street. Akin-Davis funeral homes is
in charge of arrangements.


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Thursday February 1 2005


Can a sweet favorite be a health food?


If your Valentine brought you
chocolate, it doesn't have to be a
guilty pleasure. In moderation,
even chocolate can be part of a
healthy diet.
Chocolate contains antioxidants
- beneficial compounds which
are often found in fruits and vegeta-
bles.
Anti-oxidants are substances
that help the body rid itself of free
radicals. Free radicals are created
by the body's natural processes -
they are leftover bits of cells. If the
body cannot rid itself of these "left-
overs", they may contribute to
health problems such as heart dis-
ease and cancer.
Chocolate comes from the
seeds of the Cocoa tree. It is some-
times spelled Cocao or Cacao. The
plant's scientific name is Theobro-
ma Cacao, which means "food of
the gods" in Greek.
Researchers at Pennsylvania
State University found that like
products of many other plants,
Cocoa powder contains high levels
of anti-oxidants.
Researchers in Japan also found
Cocoa powder may help lower the
LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels.
While Cocoa may be consid-
ered a "health food", check the
labels when buying chocolate.


A
Healthier
Life


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with Katrina Elsken

There may be other ingredients
that are not so healthy. For exam-
ple, you still want to avoid any
foods that contain transfats or high
fructose corn syrup.
To get the maximum level of
antioxidants, choose dark choco-
late.
Recent studies have shown that
chocolate may also help you feel
better. It contains a substance
called theobromine, an alkaloid
that is in the same category as caf-
feine. Some researchers also
believe the anandamides in choco-
late and Cocoa powder activates
the same receptor in the brain as
marijuana. They believe this is why
some people crave chocolate,
when they are under stress.
While a little chocolate may
help you feel better, too much can
contribute to headaches. As with


many foods, moderation is the key.
Some trivia for those who love
chocolate:
Historically, chocolate has
been the gift of lovers and is said to
be an aphrodisiac. It contains
phenylethylamine, the chemical
stimulant produced by the brain
when a person is in love.
Chocolate is a high-energy
food, and has been appreciated as
such by explorers. Sir Edmund
Hillary packed chocolate for his
Mount Everest climb. Both Ameri-
can and Soviet astronauts have
taken chocolate with them into
space.
While the Cocao tree is native
to South and Central America,
Africa is now the world's leading
producer of cocoa.
The Aztecs used cacoa beans
as currency and offered them as
gifts to their gods.
One plain milk chocolate
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Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.
Camp E-Tu-Makee held its ninth
annual Advisory Committee Skeet
Shoot on Saturday Feb. 5. Camp E-
Tu-Makee was established in 1983
and is located in Hendry County.
As a year round, outdoors thera-
peutic program, Camp E-Tu-Makee
helps at-risk.boys ages 10-17 by
providing behavioral treatment
with a fully accredited educational
component. It is one of five Eckerd
Wilderness Educational System
camps in Florida and one of 18 out-
door therapeutic treatment pro-
grams Eckerd Youth Alternatives
operates.
In the Mikosukee Native lan-
guage, E-Tu-Makee means "side by
side." All proceeds collected during
the skeet shoot are earmarked for
the construction and furnishing of
a new Educational Center to be
located on the camp's property -
located south of Clewiston on CR
835.
Approximately 200 shooters,
guests, family members, former
campers, staff and volunteers
enjoyed a day of competition, food
and fellowship.
Tiii- .,1 's shoot.should put us
.-er thi fir-s goal 1'e 6 set fur this
project, which was raising
$50,000," said Lance Ramer, Camp
E-Tu-Makee community develop-
ment manager. "Our next goal is to
secure matching funds and hope-
fully begin construction."
The response has been remark-
able to this point.
"When we began this endeav-
or, none of us had any idea of the
incredible response and support
we have received from the corn-
munity and how our 'little dream'
has grown to be the largest one-day
event in Eckerd Youth Alternatives
fundraising activities," said Mr.
Ramer. "What started as 20 guys
getting together on a Saturday after-
noon, nine years ago, has devel-
oped into an event that has over 70
shooters divided into five flights,
shooting over three different cours-
es and in three separate divisions,
it's incredible."
Of course, Mr. Ramer said this
couldn't be possible without the
help of everyone involved.
"This is all done by the kindness
and generosity of our Advisory
Committee and our Corporate
Sponsors, without whom none of
this could be possible," said Mr.
Ramer. "Their shared vision of car-
ing for the youth and families we
serve and the staff we support at E-
Tu-Makee make this possible."
Mr. Ramer extended a thank
you to advisory board members


Courtesy photo
Fred Wolf, Men's champion and Grand champion takes aim
at the target during the ninth annual skeet shoot, which took
place Feb. 5


Chris Shupe, Mali Chamness,
Melanie McGahee, Tom Perry, Sally
Conley, Mickey Foster, Don Gut-
shall, and Rodney Larson. Mr.
Ramer also expressed his apprecia-
tion to all the corporate sponsors,
individuals, and volunteers for their
time and effort in making this
year's shoot a success.
New'to this year's shoot was a
five-stand course.
"I went to the State Five-Stand
Championship in Okeechobee last
September and met two-time
Sporting Clays World Champion
Mick Howells. We talked shooting
sports, about Eckerd Youth Alterna-
tives, about E-Tu-Makee, the kids,
our fundraising skeet shoot, etc.
and exchanged numbers," said Mr.
Ramer. "About a month ago I went
to Palm Beach Trap and Skeet and
met Mick again, and he was kind
enough to offer his five-stand set up


to our event I eagerly accepted
his offer and it proved to be an
immediate success and crowd
pleaser. Mick has already offered
his services at next year's event."
The 70 shooters, in three differ-
ent divisions, shot on three different
courses established on camp prop-
erty. A nine-station NRA sporting
clays tower was set up in the
camp's group game field, a 10-sta-
tion "quarter-mile walking course"
was set up in the woods, and the
sporting clays five-stand course
was shot over the front lake. Each
station on all three courses was
designed to test the shooting skills
of the participant in real life shoot-
ing/hunting scenarios.
Fred Dyess Jr. won a 12 gauge
Remington 870 pump shotgun
donated by McDaniel Ranch, and
David McDaniel won a 12 gauge
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star shotgun donated by Wolf Gun
Works in the raffles. Michelle
Schaare won a $300 gift certificate
to Log Cabin Gun Works also
donated by McDaniel Ranch for
besting the entire competitor in a
special shoot off.
Special recognition awards
were given this year to U.S. Sugar
Corporation's Charitable Trust, Jeff
and Vonnie McDaniel and Joe Mar-
lin Hilliard for their support and
encouragement year after year.
This year's Men's Open Cham-
pion and Overall Grand Champion
was Fred Wolf who received a Gold
Medal, a cash prize and the Grand
Prize, a 20 gauge Semi-Automatic
Bennelli shotgun donated by Joe
Marlin Hilliard in memory of his
father Joe A. Hilliard. Will Guslac
won a Silver Medal and cash prize
for runner-up honors in the Men's
Division after a shoot off with Mr.
Wolf. Women's Champion Laura
Smith won her Gold Medal and
cash prize after a shoot off with
runner-up Jennifer Wades who
received a Silver Medal and cash for
her efforts. Beau Ramer won the
Gold Medal and cash prize in the
Youth Division after distancing the
field, and Samuel Edwards collect-
ed the Silver Medal and cash.
A highlight again this year was
Eckerd Youth Alternatives Inc.,
Camp E-Tu-Makee Resident Direc-
tor Chief Lou Barrington, who
drove down from Blakely Georgia
to tell a story or two, mingle with
the crowd and prepare his "Old
fashioned barbeque lunch."
Eckerd Youth Alternatives is a
non-profit organization that serves
more than 9,900 at risk and trou-
bled youth each year. For more
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Community Profile: Virginia Walker


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: Virginia Kelsoe Walker. It's
Indian.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Alabama. My father moved
here when I was three. My moth-
er died and my sister already
lived here so he moved.
Q: What do you do?
A: There's a number of things
that I do, but the basic thing that
I do is keep the records for the
city. Filing, making sure that all
contracts and agreements are
kept. I do elections, I'm actually
the supervisor of elections for
the city, only.
Q: Why do you do what you
do?
A: I like people. I love the
people in South Bay all the
citizens. I know most of them by
name. Some of the kids I don't
know, but the older people and
a lot of the young people I do
know. I've been here 35 years.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I don't know. (Q: What
would your husband say about
you?) Oh, I don't dare tell you
that. He would say that I am
bossy, sometimes. I think he
would say that I'm honest. That
I'm very loving. (Q: Are you
shy?) Inwardly, I think I am. If
you start the conversation, I'll
talk to you. Well, I can't really
say that either because my kids
say I'll talk to anybody.
At Wal-Mart the other day,
this man was standing behind
me, he had one item in his
hands and I had a basket-full
and I said, "You can go ahead,"
and he said, "No, I'm not in a
hurry." But we just had a big,
long conversation. It's fun to
meet people and find out where
they're from and he was from
Iowa.
Q: What scares you?
A: If something happens to
one of my family members. My
husband had a stroke in 1990
and I was somewhat afraid,
except that I know that the Lord
takes care of us if we ask him.
He had a blessing and I really
didn't have a reason to be afraid.
He's a very strong person. He
has a strong personality. Before
he had the stroke, he would
always speak his mind to who-
ever, didn't matter. He's a warm


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Virginia Walker
to me he's a very warm,
loving person. It was scary. I've
been married to him 50 years.
Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: I listen to pop, I listen to
Reggae, I listen to Negro spiritu-'
als. I have a new CD from Gladys
Knight. She's a member of my
church and she sings .some
beautiful hymns, I listen to that. I
like all types of music, I like
country western. If I were to tell
you what my favorite one would
be, you'd probably never heard
it, but "Love One Another." It
goes, "As I have loved you, love
one another." It just, that's how I
feel.'
Q: What irks you?
A: Ignorance. When people
know better and they act igno-
rant, I don't appreciate that.
When things are explained and
they play dumb.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dearest to you?
A: I had three of them. When
I had my three children. The
greatest thing that ever hap-
pened to me. My oldest one is
50, he just turned 50. My
youngest is 45. They kind of
grew up with me and we had
lots of fun when we were grow-
ing up. (Q: How old were you
when you were married?) I was
19. I've been married a long
time.
(Q: Do you remember the
first birth?) Oh, yeah. Actually, I
can remember when they put
him in my arms, he was the ugli-
est little baby I've ever seen and
everybody said, "Oh, he's so
beauiitfu"'I saia, "Oh, he's so
Ugly. : '.
But he vWAs so special. He did-
n't even have a birthmark, he,
was so perfect.
His name is Byron.


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complete history, illustrated
through historical photographs,
timelines, notable figures and
events.
"This is a wonderful tool to
educate the citizens of our coun-
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serving our local history," said
Harvey Oyer, chairman of the
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A clergyman's lesson from a bulldog


The Reverend Samuel
S. Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
I read a summary of one of the
series of mid-east peace talks, held
some years ago when Jimmy
Carter was president. Egyptian
President Sadat was negotiating
with Israeli President Begin, at the
time, at Camp David. The negotia-
tions failed and everyone was get-
ting ready to go home to announce
that there was no good news.
Photographers had taken the
official photos and the principals
were autographing them for each
other as mementos of the occasion
and historic meeting. The account
reported that Begin had planned to
give one of his photos to a grand-
daughter who had lost her father
during one of the mid-east wars.
As he looked at the photo and
thought about the loss of life, and
the countless losses of life, and
what it was all about, he stopped
and asked "Can't we try once
more?"


They did, and an accord was
struck. The face of failure came
home to one of the participants in a
very personal and dramatic way.
What might have begun with a
long list of .
wrongs, negoti- I
ating from
anger, trying to .- .
put a strong
face in front of .
an adversary,
wondering
how the others
might feel
about any signs
of weakness in Rev. Samuel -
the fight in front S.Thomas
of them; all
came down to someone seeing the
tragedy and saying "enough".
I shared a copy of my account
with a church counselor and we
both. agreed it might just as well
apply on personal levels. How
many households "declare war"
when some issue comes up -
usually more of a symbol of domi-
nance or being vindicated than a


real matter of importance! I was the
head a Church that got into a "row"
over whether the collection plates
should lay flat on the table provided
or stand upright against the wall!
When I served that Church, it
was neveran issue. In fact, all of the
confrontations that exist seem to
have their hidden agendas, and the
presenting problems often turns
-out to be the sign of something far
deeper, more significant, unspo-
ken. My question has often been
this question when I find myself
involved with angry participants,
"Just how important is this issue?"
A realtor told me about the sale
of a home involving hundreds of
, dollars going out the window over
a $15 table. Just how important is it
about who does what in the house-
hold, or how important is it who is
"right" and who is "wrong"? Too
many times, when a heated argu-
ment is well underway, someone
will ask, "What are you arguing
about," and both parties will admit.
"We don't know!"
Of course not the argument


wasn't about an issue, it was about
who could dominate, or who
would feel vindicated, or who felt
the need to win that moment. I
have often wondered if the real
argument is a way of saying, "Don't
ignore me!" or reaching out to
another in a strange, contorted
way.
The Lord admonishes us to
"settle .matters quickly with your
adversary..." and then you'll avoid
going to court (Mathew 5:25). Per-
haps you'll avoid the war, or per-
haps the divorce, or perhaps the
loss of a new home that you've
always wanted. I hope I can see
"the big picture" when I'm in the
midst of a heated argument and
when nobody is listening, paying
attention or speaking with an
indoor voice. I worked for a well-
loved and respected clergyman
who. told me one day, "A bulldog
can beat a skunk any day, but is it
worth it?"
,Sometimes our "victories"
come with a very high price they
may really be not worth it at all.


The devil made me do it, it's never me


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"It's his fault. It's her fault. It's
their fault." Since the beginning of
time our first instinct has been to
blame others for our own failures.
Instead of accepting responsibility,
we claim we are victims of cruel
and callous forces.
I read about one man who was
suing a hospital. A doctor had per-
formed-staple surgery on his stom-
ach to help him lose weight. A cou-
ple of days after his operation, he
raided the hospital refrigerator and
stuffed himself with everything he
could find. This tore open the sta-
ples and forced another surgery.
He was suing the hospital for hav-
ing a refrigerator near his room. He
claimed the temptation was too
great and thus his complications
were the hospital's fault.
Since the Garden of Eden,
humans have made it a regular
practice to shift blame. Do you
remember Adam and Eve? Adam
admits to God that he ate the for-
bidden fruit, but it wasn't his fault.


"The woman You gave me, she
made me eat that fruit." Is Eve
responsible? Qf course not! Eve's
response is, "The serpent deceived
me, and I ate." "It's not my fault.
The devil made
me do it."
It's time to
break out of
this victim men-
tality and take
responsibility.
There is a won-
derful device t
that all of us -
have in our Pastor
homes that can John Hicks
help us do this.
Some ofyou may think I am talking
about the Bible, but I'm not. While
the Bible does reveal to us the spiri-
tual truths that will make our lives
whole, there is another more fun-
damental device that can help us.
It is a mirror. If you gaze into it,
you will see who can help solve
many of the problems you face in
life.
There is truth in the statement
that each of us is either a part of


the problem or a part of the solu-
tion to everything we encounter.
We can choose to blame all of our
problems on someone else and
become a part of these problems,
or we can take responsibility for
our lives and seek to fulfill the pur-
pose for which God created us
and become part of the solution.
By the way we manage our lives,
we hold the answer to enough of
the problems we face everyday to
makethe difference between a
meaningful life and a life which
might drive us to the insane asy-
lum.
When you are having a difficult
time in a relationship, it will go
much better if you accept respon-
sibility for your part of the relation-
ship, admit your mistakes and do
what you can to make it better. If
things are not going well for you at
work, if you change the things you
can so that you do the best job you
can do, more than likely you will
make a difference enough so that
your job will be better. At church,
if you are not satisfied with what is
happening, you can do your part to


make things better by taking an
active part in the ministry and by
making sure you say only things
which will strengthen the ministry
you share as a congregation.
We are now in the season of
Lent, that period of the church year
that calls us to a time of self-exami-
nation as we approach Easter. God
invites each of us to daily take stock
of our lives, and then seek to find
the ways we can become a part of
the solutions to as many of the
human -problems, which we
encounter directly or indirectly as
we can.
It's each one of us, not as God
and not as one lone super-person,
but as God's children with His Spir-
it in us that can love, forgive, care,
show mercy, share joy, and make a
difference! Empowered by God,
we can avoid the blame game, take
responsibility for our actions, and
become a part of the solution
rather than an increasing part of
the problem. When we do
become part of the solution, God
will be glorified, and our lives and
the lives around us will be blessed.
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Stepping up in Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH Palm maintain a healthy and active participants will receive great through McArthur Park and on to
Beach County Health Department lifestyle. These students are, a nutritional and fitness informa- Jupiter," he said.


will join with its community part-
ners for two days of fitness and
fun during the second annual
"Step Up, Palm Beach County -
On Our Way to Healthy Living,"
Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb.
19, as part of the statewide "Step
up Florida" relay promoting phys-
ical activity and healthy lifestyles.
On Friday, Feb. 18 the fitness
flag, which is niaking its way
through all. 67 Florida counties,
will be passed from Broward
County to Palm Beach and
brought to Verde Elementary in
Boca Raton to kick off the days
activities with their fitness and
wellness program.
Health Department Director
Jean Malecki, M.D., said, "Our
county has many opportunities to


great way to showcase where to
begin." Malecki went 6nri to say
there are numerous other activi-
ties planned where all can partici-
pate.
The flag will leave Verde Ele-
mentary and move on to Sugar
Sand Park in Boca Raton where
Boca Raton Community Hospital
and local dignitaries will coordi-
nate a fitness walk and healthy
information for all in the commu-
nity to enjoy. By late morning the
flag will move -to West Palm
Beach where health department.
partners will walk from offices
near the West Palm Beach Train
Station to Centennial Square
where local dignitaries and offi-
cials will'be challenged to various
physical fitness activities. Other


non they can use throughout thme
year and compete for door prizes.
Saturday, Feb. 19, the fitness
flag will move during a special
day of bicycling from Boca Raton
to Jupiter where it can be passed
to Martin County for the next leg
of its journey. Randy Scheid, presi-
dent of the Safe Bicycling Coali-
tion will begin the 50-mile trek
along A1A with a specially select-
ed group of riders.
"We don't expect everyone to
ride with the flag the 50-mile dis-
tance so we have organized a
shorter ride leaving from Ocean
Reef Park on Singer Island and
ending at Jupiter's Lighthouse
Park. The shorter ride is open to
anyone wanting to enjoy this sce-
nic route along the ocean,


The fun ride will leave Ocean,
Reef Park by 9:30 a:m., with all
riders reaching Jupiter Lighthouse
by 11 a.m., for the passing of the
flag and light refreshments.

Other Florida counties will
host similar events throughout
February. A Web site will provide
a map of the events, a chronologi-
cal look at the progress each day
and highlight the distance cov-
ered by each leg. For more infor-
mation on "Step Up, Florida" visit
the DOH Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us or contact
the Palm Beach county health
Department www.pbchd.com
(561) 540-1300.


Vita tax program increases your tax refunds


Boynton Beach-For the sec-
ond tax season in a row, more res-
idents are taking advantage of the
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) program. This free income
tax service is available to those
who earn less than $36,000 a year.
VITA sites opened 14 days ago,
and 297 residents have called the
211 HelpLine to find a VITA site
location nearest them.
VITA sites are also experienc-
.ing a steady flow of residents who
want to file their tax returns.
Some of these residents are
receiving large refunds, including
some returns that have been
$5,000.
This is the second year United
Way of Palm Beach County has
operated VITA sites in Palm Beach
County. During the first year, Unit-
ed Way helped residents receive
$6.9 million in refunds, including
$3.2 million, which was Earned
Income Tax Credits (EITC). Many
people qualify for EITC, however,
they do not apply for them. Resi-
dents who used the free tax serv-
ice also saved $695,000 in filing


fees.
"Similar to last year, we are
seeing a daily increase in the
number of phone calls from peo-
ple who want to find a VITA site
near them. People don't want to
pay to have their taxes prepared
when they can get it done for free.
This service benefits residents
because the money they get back
helps them pay bills, pay for hous-
ing, and other necessities. It helps
fuel our local economy," said
Scott Bacesch, president and
CEO, United Way of Palm Beach
County.
These are more than 35 VITA
sites located throughout Palm
Beach County, including as far
south, as Boca Raton and as far
west as Belle Glade and Pahokee.
Tax returns are filed electronically,
so all returns go instantly to the
IRS and people can have their
refund checks within 8-10 days.
Some VITA sites offer weeknight
and weekend hours, making the
service more convenient for those
who work. Others have transla-
tors who speak Spanish, Creole,


Space available
Though not much now, city officials plan to make use of
this section of land at Torry Island, and envision a picnic
area where residents and tourists can enjoy a calm,
lunchtime meal.


Chinese, and Thai. Also, some
VITA sites offer disability services-
wheelchair access, hearing-.
impaired assistance and sight-
impaired assistance.
To find a VITA site, residents
need to call the 211 HelpLine, the
county's information and referral


line. It can be reached by dialing
2-1-1. If calling from a pay phone
or cell ptione, call (561) 383-1111.
United Way of Palm Beach Coun-
ty also has an updated list on its
Web site under "helpful links."
The United Way Web address is
www.unitedwaypbc.org.


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Police

Belle Glade charged with burglary.
Bel Gade Jan. 29, a juvenile, 16, was
Police Department charged with burglary.
Jan. 29, Robert Smith, 38, was
Jan. 23, a juvenile, 15, was charged with throwing deadly missile
charged with burglary of occupied into occupied dwelling, burglary of
dwelling. occupied dwelling, felony criminal
Jan. 24, Willie Terrell, 19, was mischief, and resisting arrest without
charged with simple domestic bat- violence.
tery. Jan. 29, Joselito Castillo, 36, was
Jan. 24, a juvenile, 10, was charged with domestic battery, and
charged with attempted homicide. child abuse.
Jan. 25, Shecale Kwecolegayle Jan. 29, Johnny D. Hill, 18, was
Morgan, 18, was charged with a for- charged with criminal mischief, and
gery, attempted grand theft, and violation of protection injunction.
criminal mischief. Jan. 29, a juvenile, 16, was
Jan. 25, John Reives, 18, was charged with criminal mischief.
charged with loitering and prowling, Jan. 31, Lena Lane, 22, was
resisting arrest without violence, and charged with criminal mischief.
exposure of sexual organs. Jan. 31, Will Dorsey III, 25, was
Jan. 26, Evaraude Young, 26, was charged with criminal mischief.
charged with tampering with witness. Jan. 31, a juvenile, 14, .was
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 12, was charged with criminal mischief.
charged with loitering and prowling. Jan. 31, a juvenile, 17, was
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 12, was charged with criminal mischief.
charged with loitering and prowling. Jan. 31, Aikesha Allen, 25, was
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 15, was charged with criminal mischief.
charged with loitering and prowling. Jan. 31, Robert Williams, 21, was
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 13, was charged with possession of cocaine
charged with loitering and prowling. with intent to sell.
Jan. 26, a juvenile, 14, was Jan. 31, Bruce Henderson, 39,
charged with loitering and prowling. was charged with violation of proba-
Jan. 27, Fellose Rivers, 18, was tion-Warrantfor grand theft.
charged with loitering and prowling, Feb. 1, Willie Lewis, 43, was
and possession of burglary tools, charged with burglary to structure.
Jan. 27, Marcus Anderson, 22, Feb. 1, Ernest Brown; 25, was
was charged with loitering and charged with aggravated battery with
prowling, and possession of con- afirearm-warrant.
cealed weapon. Feb. 2, Will Dorsey, 25, was
Jan. 27, a juvenile, 17, was charged with possession of marijua-
charged with loitering and prowling. na under 20 grams, and resisting
Jan. 27, Ezell Latimore, 28, was arrestwithoutviolence. ,
charged with FTA-Warrant. Feb. 2, Anthony Bradley, 20, was
Jan. 27, Charvorris D. Roundtree, charged with possession of marijua-
18, was charged with affray. na under 20 grams.
Jan. 27, a juvenile, 17, w'as Feb. 2, Marcus Small, 21, was
charged with affray, charged with VOP-warrant for
Jan. 28, Dennis Devose, 27, was attempted burglary.
charged with petit theft. I Feb. 4, Charles M. Bailey, 35, was
Jan. 28, Clayburn Davis, 34, was charged with grand theft auto.
charged with possession of marijua- Feb. 4, Charles Singleton, 60,
na under 20 grams. was charged with' VOP-warrant for
Jan. 28, a juvenile, 14, was driving while license suspended or
charged with structure burglary. revoked.
Jan. 28, a juvenile, 16, was -Feb. 5, James Roosevelt Green,
charged with structure burglary. 55, was charged with VOP-warrant
Jan. 29, Johnny Hill, 18, was for burglar to a dwelling.


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Staft photo/Tracy Whirls
Saying deputies would not be allowed to carry tasers
unless they themselves were exposed to the weapons,
Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon was the first of
the officers in his new administration to volunteer to
have the weapon tested on him during classes at the gun
range Feb. 9. New GCSO law enforcement officers
recently completed training with the tasers, giving them
a new weapon .to control and apprehend suspects with-
out resorting to deadly force.


GCSO Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Captain
Daryl Lewis, who came from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office and lives in Buckhead Ridge launches
into the air, when hit with a one-second burst from a
taser as part of his certification to carry the weapon.
Unlike tasers sold on the Internet for civilian use, law
enforcement tasers have a higher pull rate and higher
power output, and have been-optimized for full body
lockup for restraint. They also have a range of 21 feet.


Feb. 5, Cedric Harris, 19, was
charged with battery.
Feb. 6, Audrey Carey, 43, was
charged with VOP-warrant for bat-
tery, and VOP-warrant for possession
of paraphernalia.
Feb. 6, Gregorio Baltizar, 24, was
charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 9, Lavorris-Maddox, 19, was
charged with burglary, and grand
theft.
Feb. 9, Jamel Javarri Ford, 20,
was charged with burglary, and
grand theft.
Feb. 9, Clarence Jermaine Robin-
son, 18, was charged with burglary
and grand theft.
Feb. 9, Eddy Jenkins, 43, was
charged with theft.
Feb. 9, a juvenile, 15, was
charged with felony battery.
Feb. 9, Antonio D. Graham, 24,'
was charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 9, Denarius Bailey, 21, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams, and resisting
arrest.without violence.


Feb. 9, Juan Antonio Ruiz, 44,
was charged with carrying a con-
cealed weapon.
Feb. 10, Antoine Cain, 25, was
charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 10, Toriano Rutliedge, 20,
was charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, resisting arrest without
violence, possession of narcotic
paraphernalia, and possession of a
firearm with an altered serial number.
Feb. 10, John W. Thomas, 43,
was charged with trespassing.
Feb. 10, Everett Banton, 29, was
'charged with trespassing,
Feb. 12, Ronald W. Haulcomb,
37, was charged with possession of
marijuana under 0 grams, and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Feb. 12, Alberto Castillo, 22, was
charged with habitual'traffic viola-
tions, FTA-warrant traffic, sale of
stolen property, FTA-warrant Posses-
sion of marijuana under 20 grams,
FTA-warrant driving while license
suspended or revoked.


Wanted Fugitives


Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach
County Inc. is asking citizens to.
help locate Santos Jimenez, alias
Jimenez Santos, Wanted for
felony failure to appear carrying a
concealed firearm; improper
exhibition of a dangerous
weapon. His date of birth is 8-21-
80. He is a white male, 5' 5 tall
and weighs 128 pounds, with,
black hair and brown eyes. His
last known address was West
Canal L Street, Belle Glade. His
occupation is unknown.
If you know the whereabouts
of Santos Jimenez or anyone
involved in a serious crime, call
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous aind
still receive a cash reward of up to'
$1,000 if your tip leads to an
'arrest. You can also visit the Crime
Stoppers website at
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


courtesy pnoto
Santos Jimenez
Jimenez was a wanted fugitive
at the time of this publication.


FWC special details


prove successful


WEST PALM BEACH Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) officers spent
this weekend making strong
cases to protect our wildlife
resources.
In Martin County, FWC offi-
cers conducted a night hunting
detail involving land and air
assets looking for illegal hunting
activities and their efforts were
rewarded. Shortly before mid-
night Saturday, Feb. 12, the pilot
spotted a truck circling a field
and shining a spotlight typical
illegal night hunting activity.
Land patrol units were dis-
patched to the area.
After .hearing gunshots, the
officers entered the property and
were directed to the truck's loca-
tion by the air unit. Five individu-
als, Michael Robinson, Luisa
Robinson,' John Perrone, and
Loriann Hubbell, all from West
Palm Beach, and James Laduke
of Okeechobee were caught in,
the act of cleaning deer. FWC
officers found three deer: A six-.
point antler deer on ground (in
process of being gutted), one
skinned and gutted deer on the
tailgate, and a cooler of quar-
tered-up deer parts.
Each received citations for
taking deer at night with gun and.
light (1st degree misdemeanor;
up to one-year in jail and/or
$1000 fine, the loss of hunting
privileges for three years, plus
confiscation of hunting equip-
ment involved) and possession
of having freshly killed deer out
of season (2nd degree misde-
meanor; up to 60 days in jail
and/or $500 fine). In addition,
FWC officers seized the rifle,
ammunition, spotlight, and deer
as evidence, with the deer being
donated to a local wildlife reha-


bilitator.
In Okeechobee County, FWC
officers responded to a citizen's
report of someone shooting a
hawk off a pole from their vehi-
cle. The caller reported the tag
number and general description
of the vehicle and shooter,
which led FWC investigators to
West Palm Beach resident Don-
ald Ponder, of Alam-O Farm.
FWC investigators retrieved
the red-shouldered hawk and
interviewed Mr. Ponder, who
confessed to the shooting and
showed the gun. He was cited
for unlawfully killing a federally
protected bird (2nd degree mis-
demeanor, up to 60 days in jail
and/or $500 fine).


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The Jellyrolls logo is becoming a familiar sight to more than
just the residents of Belle Glade. The popular establishment
is drawing crowds from all over and that translates to more
people spending their tourism dollar in surrounding counties.


"We are being discovered,"
notes author Ann O'Connell
Rust and owner of Jellyroll's.
"With more than 30 percent of
our business coming from out-
side the Glades, we are quickly
becoming a demand generator,.
driving new visitors to the City of
Pahokee, Lake Okeechobee and
the Glades. We have people trav-
eling from as far north as Cape
Canaveral and as far south as
Miami. I make a habit of talking
to everyone I see coming into
Jellyroll's," she continued. "We
want our customers to feel at
home."
Yesterday Guy Bising, general
manager and creator of the
restaurant concept, spoke to a


Health fair offers free exams


By Mark Young
CLEWISTON The
Hendry/Glades Community
Health Fair is coming to Clewiston
once again and it is designed to
target all areas involving rural
health care.
According to Ellen Geake, one
of the event's organizers, the fair
is an opportunity to provide med-
ical services to rural residents, as
well as introduce the benefits of
living in rural communities to
medical professionals who are
looking for places to set up their
practices.
"It's not only a chance to pro-
vide services to patients, but also
shows the joys of rural living to
health care providers," said Mrs.
Geake.
But the ultimate goal of the fair
is to provide an opportunity to the
people who don't have a primary'
health care provider and those
people who just refuse to seek
medical help unless it is a life or
death situation.
In today's costly medical envi-
ronment, more and more people
are without health insurance and
would rather roll the dice on their
health than face financial ruin.
Even those people who have
some insurance, face large
deductibles and will forego trips


to the doctor to avoid expenses.
"This fair benefits a lot of peo-
ple," said Mrs. Geake. "There are
lots of seasonal workers who are
not insured or under insured. And
there are a lot of regular people
that a trip to the doctor just isn't in
their budget. But I can't stress
enough the importance of this
opportunity to get checked out
before it's too late."
The fair was the first of its kind
two years ago for local residents
and it turned out to be a lifesaver
for one young girl. Mrs. Geake
said the 2003 event, discovered
things they had not seen before
and in one particular case saved
the life of a young girl.
For that reason, the event
organizers are going to have a
pediatrician on site and many
other services will be offered.
Included in the services will be
breast exams. Mrs. Geake said is
something is suspected during
the free exams and a trip to the
doctor is warranted, the expense
will be laid out on a sliding scale
to ensure the patient will follow
up on the needed care.
There will be full medical and
dental screenings; tests for high
blood pressure, glucose, HIV test-
ing, bone density test, eye/hearing
exams, exhibits on health and
safety, food, games and prizes,


entertainment and more.
This year's health fair will take
place Feb. 20, from 10 a.m.-4
p.m., at the Clewiston Middle
School. Mrs. Geake said the class-
rooms will be set up like exam
rooms to handle the patients in
private.
The fair is the result of the
Nova Southeastern University's
(NSU) Health Professions Divi-
sion and the Area Health Educa-
tion Centers, which started in the
1970s, as a means to address the
need for health care professions
in medically under-served areas.
Doctor John Geake, a NSU
graduate, was the first private
practitioner in this area to have
medical students rotate through
his own practice, which ultimate-
ly resulted in NSU focusing their
services to this area.
In all, there will be more than
40 participating agencies and ven-
dors who will be attending the fair
to provide medical services and
educational information to resi-
dents in this area.
The Clewiston Lion's Club will,
also be at the fair providing their
noteworthy cooking services, as
well as many other community
volunteers. For more information,
contact Toni Pavey-McDaniel at
983-1123.


retired couple that drove over
from Fort Meyers because they
saw the articles published by the
Associated Press. They had fin-
ished their lunch and said they
were glad they had come, he
said.
"Our customers are asking
about places to stay here, and of
course we tell them about Ever-
glades Adventures and its beau-
tiful rental cabins."
Ann Rust is more than a little
excited over how the restaurant
has been received.
"We're getting better every
day, and you can count on good
food when you come," she said.
Friday, Feb. 18, will mark the
opening of Jellyroll's for dinner.



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We are going to offer dinner
because that's what our cus-
tomers are telling us they want,
and our menu will be expanding
as soon as our new refrigeration
systems arrive," he added.
Jellyroll's also has a complete
deli, selling sliced meats and
cheeses by the pound along
with coffee beans from sevew
different countries.
"We guarantee our prices to
be at least $1.00 below all. the
supermarket prices. We are try-
ing to offer really good value at
our retail shop."
If you're looking for a great
buy, try the deli ham for only
$3.49 per pound and coffee
beans for $5.99 per pound. They


also offer freshly baked bakery
items, including pies, donuts
and assorted Mexican sweet
breads like Nube, Concha,
Empanadas, Campanadas, Pan
Blanco and more.

"Jellyroll's unique combina-
tion' of cuisines is becoming
popular because it offers some-
thing for everybody and enough
choices to keep you coming
back. You'll never go away hun-
gry at Jellyroll's", says Guy Bis-
ing, "and the food is very good.
That's what our customers tell
us, because we ask them every
day."


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In February, 1841, a military
unit of the Third U.S. Regiment of
Artillery escorting a survey crew
intending to blaze a trail through
the Kissimmee Slough moves
deep into Seminole territory. The
Seminoles have warned the gov-
ernment not to intrude into their
lands. Half the warriors are gone,
preparing to lead a war party
against the U.S. Army near Okee-
chobee in two weeks.
Although outnumbered, the
Seminoles vow to fight until the
last man to showthe U.S. govern-
ment that they won't be driven
from their land.
While the Kissimmee Slough
Shootout and Rendezvous held
Feb. 4-6 at Big Cypress Seminole
Reservation is not a specific his-
torical-re-enactment, it features
authentic period weapons, sol-
dier and warrior attire and tactics
used in atypical Seminole War
scenario.
The reenactment is the culmi-
nating event of a daylong pro-
gram each day featuring Indian
encampments where native arti-
facts and weapons are on display,
and traditional Indian dancing,
storytelling and games are show-
cased. Settlement camps on the
museum grounds feature re-
enactors in period dress demon-
strating how pioneers, soldiers
and Indians lived at the time.


Courtesy photo/Felix DoBosz/The Seminole Tribune
The Kissimmee Slough Shootout and Rendezvous held at
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at Big Cypress Feb. 4-6 featured
Seminole Warriors in authentic period costumes, re-enacting
a battle with United States army officers circa 1830, during
the Seminole Wars.
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Glade View
Elementary
On Monday, Jan. 10, Mrs. Mary
0. Evans, Principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Mrs. Tere-
sa Bledsoe as the Employee of the
Month for January. Mrs. Bledsoe is
the SAI (Supplemental Academic
Instruction) teacher. She works
with third and fourth grade stu-
dents, and has worked at Glade
View for 15 years. She is the Acade-
mic Games Sponsor, RIF Coordina-
tor, and Reading Counts Coordina-
tor. Her main priority is to motivate
the students to read. Mrs. Bledsoe
also participates in our school's
FCAT tutorial program.
She enjoys working with the
staff and students here at Glade
View. Glade View Elementary
would like to thank Mrs. Bledsoe
for her dedication and hard work.

Employee of the Month
On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Ms. Mary 0
Evans, principal of Glade View Ele-
mentary announced Mrs. Doris
Turner as February's Employee of
the Month. Mrs. Doris Turner has
worked at Glade View Elementary
for 30 years, as the cafeteria man-
ager. She enjoys working with her
cafeteria staff and the Glade View
Family. Most of all, she enjoys
working with the students. Mrs.
Turner's main focus at Glade View
Elementary is to make sure every
student receives a nice healthy
breakfast and lunch daily. Because
of her dedication and services to
the students and staff, Glade View
Elementary THANK Mrs. Doris'
Turner for all her hard work.

Spelling Bee
On Jan. 21, Glade View Elemen-
tary held their annual Spelling Bee.
The participants were fourth and
fifth grade students. Those stu-
dents received a formal invitation
to attend the Spelling Bee with their
parents. Principal, Mary 0. Evans
opened with a welcome and
Shameka Dort, 4th grade with the
Pledge of Allegiance. Harry FJuer-
ant, 5th grade participated on the
program with a reading, "Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King, Jr." Oreauna Vick-
ers, 2nd grade recited her winning
Oratorical speech "Why Should
We Remember Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.?" And Keithlin Patrick, 5th
grade with his winning speech
"What Does The Civil Rights Move-
ment Means to Me?"
Our judges were: Mr. Ariel Alejo
(Pronounce), Mrs. Clarice Davis
(Bell), Rev. Eric Botley (Dictionary)
and Mr. Chris-Baylor (Dictionary).
All participants received .anwaward
for particip'atingin the competition.
Curlisha Washington was named
Glade View's Spelling Bee champi-
on and represented Glade View
Elementary at the Kravis Center in
the District Spelling Bee competi-
tion. The principal made acknowl-
edgements and closing remarks.

SAC Meeting
Glade View Elementary will
host their Advisory Council (SAC)
meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 6
p.m. in the cafeteria. Come and get
involved in the decision making
process.


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dinner, at Canal Point United
Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall, 37050 2nd Street, Canal
Point. With homemade chili,
saltine crackers, beverages and
dessert. Donation: $5 for adults,
and $3 for children.

Gold Tournament
Glades Central Community
High School Criminal Justice
Academy is hosting its fifth
annual Golf Tournament, Satur-
day, Feb. 26, at the Belle Glade
Municipal Golf Course. Entry fee
$50. Prizes:. $100, 1st place. $75,


FCAT Tutoring
FCAT Tutoring is held on Tues-
day's and Wednesday's for stu-
dents in 3-5 grades. All students
who have been assigned a tutorial
are expected to attend every Tues-
day and Wednesday. If parents
have any questions, please contact
Mrs. Evans, Principal or Mrs. Dow-
ers, Assistant Principal at (561) 993-
4035.

Gove Elementary

100th Day Celebration
On Friday, Feb. 4, Gove Eleme#
tary students celebrated the 100th
day of school by participating in
many fun activities in their class-
rooms and outside of the class-
rooms. The Guidance and Visual
Arts Departments collaborated on
a language and design activity. Dur-
ing guidance sessions, students
developed 100 words in both Eng-
lish and Spanish reflecting positive
attitude. During art, the students
created a design depicting the
meaning of each of the 100 words.
The Physical Education Depart-
ment emphasized the meaning of
the words century and percentage
while the students jumped 100
times without missing a jump.
While in music, the students
played music with 100 variations
and during computer lab time, the
students completed a circle graph
depicting their favorite ice' cream
flavor; thus showing what 100 per-
cent of the class liked. The Media
Department also celebrated the
100th day of school by having the
students research the word "one
hundred" in one hundred different
languages.

A Letter from
the President
Third grader, Olivia Byrd,
received a big surprise when she
got a letter from President Bush
thanking her for her kind words
and good wishes on his re-election.
In the letter, he encouraged her to
study hard, help others, and make
healthy choices. He emphasized
the importance of setting high stan-
dards and working up to her poten-
tial so that she can make a differ-
ence in her community and in our
Nation. We are proud of Olivia for
her determination in writing to the
President and for applying her let-
ter writing skills.

Upcoming Events
02/17/05: Parents are A+ at
12:00
SAC at 5:30 p.m. <
PTO at 6:30 p.m.
02/18/05: "Read to Scoot" Read-
ing Challenge Ends
02/21/05:. Spanish Class for Par-
ents at 3 p.m.
02/22/05: Community Fitness at
5p.m.

Glades Day School
Glades Day School has recently
purchased ten acres of land directly
to the east of our current campus.
We are very excited about the
opportunities this gives us to
expand and add additional activi-
ties and facilities. Several GDS sup-


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2nd place. $50 3rd place. For
registration call (561) 996-6605.
Invitation to
retirement reception
Tom Pierson, a 23-and-a-half-
year employee at PBCC/Belle
Glade is retiring Feb. 28. Please
join us for a reception Monday,
Feb. 28 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in
the Grand Hall at the Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society, introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children


of the month for January.
porters in the farming industry
have already put a portion of the
land to good use by planting a
bean crop. This first crop will also
serve as a "field of learning" for our
new FFA (Future Farmers of Ameri-
ca) class.
A committee has been formed
made up of administrators, alumni,
boosters, faculty and trustees to
put together a long-term plan for
the land usage. Early suggestions
include a new soccer field with a
surrounding track, an area for our
newly instituted FFA program, and
relocation of the baseball field, to
name a few. This acquisition will
certainly enhance opportunities for
current and future Glades Day stu-
dents.

Elementary
On Saturday, Feb. 5 the sixth
grade safety patrollers left Belle
Glade to enjoy a 17 hour bus ride to
Washington D.C. They spent the
next week visiting all the national
monuments and exploring, the
Smithsonian Museum. Alex Lynn
and Elise Gaviria explained that
their favorite part of the seven-day
trip was the time spent in the
Amish country. They especially
enjoyed the home cooked meal of
vegetables and meats that was pre-
pared for them.
Mrs. Rice's third grade class vis-
ited the Morikami Museum and
Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach
on Friday, Feb. 11. The students
learned about dry 'gardens and
enjoyed a picnic lunch while they
were there.

High School
On Valentines Day the sopho-
more class delivered over 2,100
carnations throughout the school.
The students had sold the flowers
:.with special messages for the two-
week period before Feb. 14 as a
fundraiser to help with their prom
expenses for next year. The stu-
dents did a great job with the proj-
ect, and thanks go out to local busi-
nesses like The Paint Store and
More and Special Occasions who
helped make the sale a great suc-
cess.

Canal Point
Elementary
The FCAT Writing Test for fourth
grade went well last week! Stu-
dents were served a hot, delicious
breakfast and encouraged through


and mentors are needed for the
program. Please call Lee Wash-
ington to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background
screening and training are
required.

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song and words by Mrs. Smith,
Mrs. Curtiss and the fourth grade
teachers. Students, who came to
school in uniform, were on time
and on task were eligible to be in a
drawing for a variety of prizes. The
winners on Tuesday, Feb. 8 were:
Jamice Wallace-DVD player, ,
Rileysha Holmes-Boom Box,
khadijah Lammons-color T.V, and
Kareem Kahook-CD player. The
winners on Wednesday, February
9 were: Edkerrial Harden-DVD .
layer, Kearen Brown-color T.V, Liz-
beth Tribio-Boom Box, and
Ramon Baltazar-CD player. Prizes
were made possible by funds
donated by the White Shoe
Ladies/Canal Point Booster Club.

100th Day Celebration
Mrs. Wells-Hemley, Math
Resource teacher coordinated a
variety of activities to celebrate the
100th Day of school. Students cre-
ated 100 Day posters that included
100 words, 100 beans, 100 letters,
100 shapes and 100 wrappers.
Some classes collected various
items to represent 100. Some of the
collections included cans, pennies,
nickels, paper clips, socks and
valentine candies. Students
graphed various items of 100.Stu-
dents also celebrated by wearing
100-Day glasses, eating cupcakes
and 100-Day Party Mix. It was a fun
day!

Read With
Your Sweetheart
K-2 students and their parents
enjoyed a "sweet" time in the
Media center on Friday, Feb. 11 as
they read books, made valentines
and enjoyed valentine treats.
Thank you to all of the parents who
attended!
Coach's Challenge Winners:
Arisbeth Cortez, Isabel Beltran,
Brian Reynolds, and Antonio Bess.
These students won T-shirts and a
great book.
Math Superstars: Henry Ware,
David Garcia, Jakaylla Gamble, and
Audel Calvillo. These students won
new school supplies!

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library talent show
The talent show will be held
March 21-25. It is for ages 5-16.
Anyone who is interested in par-
ticipating please contact the
library at (561) 992-8393, for
more information. Ask for Eliza-
beth or Deborah. The library is
also looking for Volunteers to
judge the talent show. A judge
cannot be related to a partici-
pant in the talent show.


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Labelle Boat Ramp on the
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The tournament will run from
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p.m.
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annual tournament run by Lee
County Bass Anglers. Trophies
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daughter, and first and second
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Clewiston's Alton takes second at mat tourney


The Clewiston Tiger mat war-
.riors were back in action Feb. 4-5,
:as the competed in another gruel-
*ing wrestling tournament, held in
.North Palm Beach at Benjamin
:High School.
Returning home with second
-place was 152-pound Alton Smith
.who ended the tournament with
-a trio of victories, with his only
:loss coming in the tournament
:finals.
"Alton is becoming a great
:wrestler," said head coach Jess
-Alford. "He has worked hard this
-season and it is starting to pay off
-with success."
The Tigers placed four other
-wrestlers in the top four, with
A119-pound Daniel Rifa taking
-third overall. Rifa clicked off four
-victories to just one loss and
.according to Alford, is peaking at
:just the right time as districts
-loom.
: "He beat some good kids this
:weekend," said Alford.
- Jared Bacallao wrestled in the
:125-pound division and split his
,weekend with a 2-2 record.
-Bacallao has gone up in weight,
:which is a difficult transition, but
,Alford said he giving a great effort
and does his entire squad proud.
Also taking fourth place for the
-Tigers was 140-pound Kris Smith
-who tallied three wins to his pair


of losses. Alford said Smith went
up against some serious talent
over the course of the tourna-
ment and expects Smith to make
the transition from good to great,
as his high school career contin-
ues.
Wrapping up the Tigers' top
performances was 112-pound
Anthony Smith who racked up a
trio of wins to his two losses.
Smith finished the tournament in
fourth place, which is fairly note-
worthy since it was only Smith's
second varsity tournament.
' "He still looks a little nervous,
but is wrestling well," said Alford.
Michael Zamora (145 pounds)
wasn't able to find his way into
the tournament's top four, but
still scored a pair of victories to
finish 2-2 for the weekend. Alford
said he had caught a couple of
bad breaks during the tourna-
ment but, ."ready to do some
damage come districts."
The Clewiston Middle School
grapplers were also in action this
weekend at the Middle School
State Tournament, held in Live
Oak. Antravon Smith (seventh
grade), DJ Hannam (eighth
grade), and Josh Egan (ninth
grade) took part in the action.
Coming home with a third place
title was Adam Haire. Under the
watchful eye of Clewiston's varsi-


ty coach, Alford said Haire is a
great kid to have around, and is
willing to work hard.
"I am very proud of him for is
accomplishments it makes you
feel good to see him win," said
Alford.
Haire's third place perform-
ance qualifies him for the Middle
School National Tournament,
which will take place over the
summer in Virginia Beach.
The Tigers did not rest for long
and wrapped up their district
tournament, which saw some
competitors end their season
while others were able to extend
their postseason into regionals.
Haire, Rifa, Bacallao, and
Zamora all wrestled well and bat-
tled individual problems, but ulti-.
mately saw their season come to
an end. Anthony Smith and Kris
Smith will move onto regionals
after placing at least fourth the
mandatory qualifying position for
advancement.
Freshman Anthony Smith (112
pounds) placed fourth overall
and will advance. Coach Alford
said his young wrestler was in
one of the most heated divisions
of the district tournament, but
despite the heavy competition
still managed to come out with a
qualifying performance.
Kris Smith did one better in


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the 140-pound division and fin-
ished.districts with a third place
effort.
"Kris gets better each match
and is finding that he can com-
pete with the best. This is only
Kris's second year wrestling, and
he will continue to improve, with
experience and mat time," said
Alford.

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"I realize that we are young
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damentally and progress me'n-
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The Gators are coming off a
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"year ,with a .333 average, hit a
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plate 18 times for runs scored.
The Gators also return Jessie
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was prolific on the mound and
at the plate. Aleman had a solid
3-4 record, hit .300, knocked in
19 RBIs, and hit a pair of
homers.
Junior Richard Auwaeter
played second base last year for
the Gators and will likely return
to that position, as well as
shoring up a fairly good lineup.
Auwaeter scored 14 times last
season, hit .281, and brought
home 11 RBIs.
* Up and comer Brandon
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played the key shortstop posi-
tion, excelled at.th6 plate with a
.357 average, scored 23 runs,
knocked in 20 RBIs, and utilized
his great speed for 11 stolen
bases.
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mound, also return for the
Gators. Senior Nick Smith, who
had led the team in hitting dur-
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ist squad where Smith batted
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While Glades Day is primarily
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on this year's squad and as the
younger players gel into the mix
of older talent, the Gators could
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Hall

Continued From Page 1
from the weight of the water. The
police department now operates
out of the old Boys and Girls build-
ing along Martin Luther King Ave.
City leaders have been busily
working to find a way to. get the
personnel back to their proper
quarters, but continue to struggle
in remedying the problems. The
city brought the issue up at the


Palm Beach County legislative dele-
gation meeting held last December.
They continue to search for grants
and funding.
Another possible solution pro-
vided by the city is a bond referen-
dum.
The plan as it stands currently,
according to City Manager Houston
Tate, calls for a $10 million project.
The money will pay for the con-
struction of a new municipal build-
ing at the corner of Martin Luther
King Ave. and Main St. The figure
also considers the expense associ-


ated with retrofitting the current
city hall complex to accommodate
the police department and expand-
ing the fire department.
Mr. Tate, though, is hopeful that
that number will decrease.
Recently, the county provided
the Glades area will a dedicated
grant writer that will work with the
different cities in helping to secure
funding for projects. The grant
writer, for Belle Glade, will be
tasked with finding sources to help
pay for the city hall project.
"We're hoping as we move for-


12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, February 17, 2005

Vice-Mayor Mary Kendall point-
ed to the continued progress of
Dominion Developers' and We
Help's housing projects, which'
promise to bring to the city hun-
dreds of new homes, as a sign that
current residents would not bear as
large of a burden as is believed.

Commissioner Don Garrett
seemed to agree. "We'll live with it.
We've got to live with it."


Golf

Continued From Page 1
sess the expertise to manage cer-
tain aspects of the Golf Course,
have become extremely difficult,"
said Mr. Tate. "JCD is no longer able
to adequately manage operations
of the golf course."
With the unanimous approval
of the city commission, who voted
to release the company from its 90-
day termination period, the city is
once again in a position to manage
th' course.
7nI -2p in the transition
was in re-hiring staff at the golf
course. The employees, except for
one, opted to become employees
of JCD when that company initially
took over operations of the golf
course. The employees, in light of
JCD's decision to leave the golf
course, were re-hired to continue
operations at the course.


Homes

Continued From Page 1
avoid a negative impact on our
population," she said.
Though she asked the commis-
sion to consider working hand-in-
hand with Mr. Whitaker in ensuring
that the project becomes a reality,
the city attorney advised against the
city entering into a development
agreement.
The attorney, Lynn Whitfield,
said that the project is still at a very
early stage, as the property that is
being cited for development has yet
to become property of Mr. Whitak-
er's. Entering into an agreement at
this point did not seem to be the
city's best option, she said; offering
a suggestion that .the city perhaps
look at implementing in the future
a community development depart-
ment that could study proposals
before they are presented to the
commission.
Ms. Latimore, though, asked


Hospital

Continued From Page 1 ,
the board is expected to begin
moving in the direction of con-
structing the new hospital.
Other hospital employees were
just as happy with the possibility of
the building of a new hospital on
the horizon.
After a tumultuous run by
Province Healthcare, a private
company, which initially pur-


"It was imperative that the city
implement measures to ensure
continual service to the city's resi-
dents and patrons," said Mr. Tate.
"City staff is currently investigating
alternatives to reaffirm the city's
commitment to solidify Belle
Glade's, commitment to make the
golf course a family-oriented recre-
ational destination," he said.
Through the transition, the city
is looking at hiring a professional
maintenance company to tend to
the grounds at the golf course, a
key measure for attracting golfers
to the course.
During former Acting City Man-
ager Jimmy Beno's brief tenure as
manager, JCD Sports Group came
forward requesting to provide its
services to the city. Belle Glade, fac-
ing continuous annual deficits at
the course, agreed to give the com-
pany a chance and allowed it to
assume complete operations of the
course. JCD operates a number of
golf courses throughout Palm


that the commission give its' bless-
ing allowing the city to further study
the feasibility of such a project.
With an electrical plant'and rail-
road tracks nearby, it is necessary
to determine whether any obsta-
cles exist, which would bring the
project to a halt, Ms. Latimore said.
Before tying the city's resources in
searching for funding to help in the
construction of the homes, matters
such as those would have to be
eliminated.
Mr. Whitaker was on hand at
the meeting to discuss his early
plans.
"I know the city is in terrible
need of housing," said Mr. Whitak-
er, who spoke to the commission-
ers at the meeting. Mr. Whitaker
said he was currently negotiating
the purchase, of the site, which is
approximately 10.3 acres in size,
and is expecting to close on. the
deal within the next 30 days.
He said he was interested in
partnering with the city to offset the
"astronomical" costof. securincg the
infrastructure necessary tdfalir.:it:,


chased the hospital from the health
care district and then sold it back
after posting struggling financial fig-
ures, some hospital employees left
Glades General Hospital. Physi-
cians and other staff members, fac-
ing the uncertainty and feeling dis-
enfranchised, went to work
elsewhere.
After the district took over again,
and it hired a new CEO, efforts have
been made to mend the relation-
ship between the hospital and its
physicians, with Mr. Aranda reach-
ing out to them after his hire last


Beach County.
The management agreement
gave the company the right to
implement new or improved serv-
ices and programs meant to attract
more golfers to the municipal golf-
course, which is located next to the
city's marina and campground.
JCD's plan was to increase the
total number of rounds by several
thousand a year. Early in its effort to
revitalize business at the course,
the company'offered lower rates to
spur activity. Visitors to the course
were quick to note how well the
company had done in tending to
the grounds. Through the months,
the company continued to offer
special rates and promotions and
actively partnered with school
groups that practiced at the site, as
well as offering tournaments at the
site.
The company's last day at the
course was Jan. 20, after it contact-
ed the city with its plans to leave the
course.


the construction of the homes.
Whether the city could aide by
lending its support to help in the
receipt of grant dollars or other
sources of funding that would not
directly affect its residents, Mr.
Whitaker hoped that the commis-
sion would find the project to be
suitable.
"I think it will be a good thing for
the city if we can make it work,',' he
said.
The commission seemed to
agree with the goal of the proposed
project.
"Mr. Whitaker has a track
record with the city," said Mayor J.P.
Sasser. "What's happening is that
the developers are coming. Mr.
Whitaker is a local man trying to do
something in his own community."
Vice-Mayor Allie Biggs made a
motion to take the suggestion of
the city attorney and hold off on
providing official. support until Mr.
Whitaker has purchased the prop-
eiri. ,Ati that, the cth **.Jill helpp in
a t-, :, .~ :,:ir,, Ii : ia 'l


year.
Mr. Aranda and his staff contin-
ue to work on .the hospital and
have made renovations throughout
the facility meant to improve the
quality of the stay of its patients.
"I had high hopes when
Province was here and those hopes
were dashed," said Terry Calsetta,
patient and public relations official
with Glades General. Of the possi-
bility of a new hospital, she said,
"This community needs it and
deserves it."


South rn '*


NEW LISTING! Energy efficient 3BR/28/2G split floor plan CBS' home,
4BR/2.58 tri-level home on 40 +/- located in Parkwood Estates, offers
private & fenced acres in Muse. Lux- cathedral ceilings, a caged pool & spa,
ury amenities abound' Barn & mobile new A/C & roof 8 much more
home also included in sale' $875,000 $265,000


No detail was overlooked in the mas- l
terful design & construction of this one- ': ,' ',
of-a-kind 3BR/2.5B/3G riverfront estate
nestled on 10 +/- pnstine acres w/ 425' Stunning 5BR/3,5B/2G two story 4,700
+/- of nver frontage $3,490,000 +/- sq ft home located on 5 +/- private
.-*- ,., .. w. acres complete w/ horse barn windmill
8 private pond Elegance abounds
inside wl normal & casual dining& living
areas, a dramatic staircase & a 5ec-
S ond-lo-none masler suite' $750,000
**MMI&-


3BR/28 two story home located on 5
+/-ac. in Pioneer Plantation. Beautifully
landscaped property w/ above ground
pool! Great Place for Horses! $259,900


SNEW LISTING! 2BR/1B CBShome
Immaculate 3BR/2B/2G precision located in town on an oak covered lot
crafted home, with an open split floor neighborhood! $135,000
plan, located on 1 +/- manicured acre in in a nice neighborhood! $135,000
LaBelle's only gated subdivision fea- ., V, '...
lures oversized rooms a huge "..
screened lanai & the best amerites-


* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery"! $289,900
* 3BRI3B doublewide mobile home, in
spectacular condition, on 5 +/- acres in
Pioneer! $189,900
-* 3BR/28 mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acres in Muse!! $189,900
* 3BR/2B doublewide mobile home.on
2.5 +1- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water, $124,900
* 3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +1-
acres, just south of LaBelle, $119,000
# REDUCED AGAIN! 3/2 doublewide
mobile horie in iini culate Crlonji:ion
on 1 '.- ler,,:ed acre $98,000
* 4BR'2E rnm.bile h:,ire o0 manageable
hcorr'eslte pnced ri ngh lor 3r in'.e-'smennb'
income properly $68,000


* Rt0 1LI RI)\ r 1.44 +/- cleared
acre, located on C.R. 78 w/ 130' +/- of
riverfront. $495,000
* RIVERFRONTI 1 + cleared acre

of riverfront, $475,000 1
I RIVERI RO\ rt 1 + wooded acre
located on Ft, Denaud Rd, w/ 110' +-
of riverfront. $475,000


*"" RIVERFRONT? 1 +1- wooded acre
located in one of LaBelle's best
--- neighborhoods. $475,000
e RIVERFRONT! 0.83 +/- fenced
"acre Inoated in town w/ 1 30' +/- of


riverfront. $450,000
* RIVERFRONTI 0.25 +/- cul-de-
sac homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall
& boat lifts $399,900
* 22 i- tenced i.russ-feritced i gatedi-
acres in LaDeca A,:reC:v w' ?BR/2B
mobile hoinme" $399,500
S .4s ,r n the Port LaPeile

,:ul ie-sa,: $300,000
i'" /r l" i-:, 1 6tree flled fence, IS
AWO et:'i~oCT


* 1.25 +1-. oak filled acres on CR 78 in
Alva. $135,000
* 2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites. $126,900
* ( RI.I. ARO.\V7! 0.25 +1- acre
located at SE comer of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 1,18 +/- beautifully wooded acre
located in town in a top notch neighbor-
hood. $95,000
* NEW LISTINGI 0,88 +1- acre located
in Parkwood Estates S/D. $85,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
- DRAMATICALLY REDUCED! 5 +t-
acres located in Pioneer Plantation w/
access., $70,000
. REDUCED TO SELL! .57 +/- acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood. $55,000
* 0 67 +.!- acre homesile located in
Indian Hills S/D $23,900
* PORT LABELLE LOTS We have
an eClenGi'.'e inventory ranging in price
froinI 15K.- S301M


* 3 +1- acres w/ 300 +- tt. or nver
frontage in Alva. $1,350,000
* 26 +/- acres located on SR 29, just
south of LaBelle. $850,000
* 3.14 +f- acres wl paved frontage on 4
streets in Downtown LaBelle! $699,900
* 4.6 +/- acres located at busy Port
LaBelle intersection close to schools &
homes. $699,900
* .50 +/- acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000


Southim n


* 508 +1- acres located in Alva with
riverfrontage & deep water canal
frontage. $55,800,000 g I n
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle S o u th rn
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles
of SR 80 frontage. $23,796,300 | i
* 24.+/- acres located on the corner of
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000 Investments & Real Estate, Inc.
* 100 +1- acres located just west of city 700 B ox Main Steti
lit zn fo c eP.O. Box 1680 LaBelle., Floriunda 33975
limits zoned for commercial & 863-675-4500 Fax863-675-6575
residential. $3,500,000 Wwifld.com
44 +/- acres located on SR 29. TOLL FREE: 877-314-3048
.$3,431,134 Sherri Deniiing
* 19.5 +/- acres 1,250' +/- of river Licnsed ~ Ese stromker
fronlage east of LaBelle $2,500,000 ,ia,.,a
* 19 -acres w/ fronlage on SR 80 d ....--n... ,, i1.,1 ,L,
Ft Thomspon Ave $2,200,000 ., i ... LcOI... MC..i ,
* 338 +/. acres located on comer of ", "..," ....... P ,.
SP 30 *& Broadeay in Alva $1,900,000 i,.. ... i,,.... .n,..,,.
* 19 +*- acres wvi frontage on SR 80 "
Ft rhomesponrAve $2,200,000 r .o-r
* 31 +1. acres on former golf course wl!
SR 80 lrornlage $1,550,000 -----


ward that the amount will be signif-
icantly decreased," said Mr. Tate.
Meanwhile, the' chief of police
in Belle Glade continues talks with
officials in Tallahassee regarding
funding. Mark Foley has respond-
ed, as well as other officials, and
will be working together with the
city.
At the Feb. 7 Belle Glade city
meeting, commissioners approved
contracts with firms that will work


with the city through the bond ref-
erendum process including a
public relations firm and other con-
sultants.
At the meeting, Commissioner
Sherrie Dulany expressed concern
with the referendum. She argued
that the city's current millage rate,
which is 9.41, with the passing of
the referendum could increase
considerably. The referendum
counts on ad valorem taxes.







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Who will speak for the child?


FWC addresses ORV riding areas


By MaiyAnn Morris
Do you remember when you
g&ere little, say about five years old
and were in a strange new place
end how very small you felt? Imag-
ibe now that there are lots of big
people in suits and big policemen
ji uniforms with guns and the
rfoms are very, very big.
When children are involved
with the courts, police and have to
talk to adults they don't know
(judges, social workers, etc.). It's
yery scary business.
,: From abuse, to neglect, aban-
donment and custody disputes,
childrenn who have committed no
drime are involved with the legal
system. They have no voice in court
:unless there is one person who
cares enough to listen to them and
tp speak to the court for them.
,hese people trained volunteers
' are called Guardians ad Litem
.(pGuardian) and are appointed by
',the court and speak only for the
child so that the child's best inter-
ests will be heard.
' Each "circuit" or court district
deeds Guardians to speak for the
children there. But much of the
time, children have no one. The
*deed for guardians is great.
In Glades County, 15 children
need Guardians, but there is not
,ne Guardian in all of Glades Coun-
Sy. Okeechobee County has 125
children from 65 families who need
Guardians and only three
guardians to serve them. In Hendry
County, 34 children need
Guardians, but there are only four
Guardians available.
"We are desperate, truly desper-
Ote" said Judge Jack Lundy in
.Glades County.
- The Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram was reorganized two years
.o, said Guardian Beth Macken-
pe, assistant program director for
thie 19th Circuit Court Guardian ad
:item Program.
" "We are more active now," she
Pid. "We have more of a voice
with the courts."
* The idea of someone volunteer-
i.g their time to these children
appears to gain both the respect
and the attention of the sitting
judges in the cases.
' "Since Guardians are volun-
teers, judges listen, since as volun-
teers, guardians are impartial," said
Mary Ann Brownstein, a Guardian
eho works for the 20th Circuit
Court (including Glades and
,Hendry Counties) and also recruits


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunting season has come to
an end and the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) South Region
wants off-road vehicle (ORV)
riders to be aware of vehicle
restrictions on Wildlife Man-
agement Areas (WMA).
Though the use of ORVs for
hunting on certain WMAs is
allowed, all vehicles are pro-
hibited from the end of the
established duck and coot sea-
son (Jan. 31) through April 30,
except on named or numbered
roads or levees. In addition, no
motor vehicles shall be operat-


ed on any part of the WMA des-
ignated as "closed" or "closed
to public access." This includes
the interior portions of Holey
Land and Rotenberger WMAs.
ORV riding is permitted on
named and numbered roads
and on certain levees and in
the Everglades WMA Area 3A.
Florida traffic laws relating to
vehicles and vehicle operators
apply, i.e. speed limits as post-
ed (25 m.p.h. if not); no reck-
less driving; no driving under
the influence of drugs or alco-
hol.
The FWC encourages every-
one to enjoy their time on their


ORV in a safe and courteous
manner, to be able to return to
ride another day. FWC officers
will patrol these areas to
enforce the traffic rules as
needed.
For more information
regarding vehicle use in any of
the FWC WMAs, go to.
http://wildflorida.org/hunting/
and look under the "Wildlife
Management Area (WMA)
Regulations and Maps" head-
ing. For a hardcopy of the
WMA regulations, contact the
South Region office at (561)
625-5122.


FDLE steps up the felon alert project


Courtesy photo/www.casanet.org
Hendry and Glades Counties, both part of the 20th Judicial
Circuit, are in need of Guaridan ad Litems to help children
who must go to court in neglect, custody or abandonment
cases. With a Guardian, there is no one to speak for the
child, to give the court the child's point of view.


volunteers for the Guardian ad
Litem Program. Public-spirited
employers may allow, or even
encourage their employees to vol-
unteer, particularly where the need
is great.
"State employees are allowed
paid time off to be guardians
because the state of Florida recog-
nizes the need," said Okeechobee
County Judge Shirley Brennan.
The Program matches
Guardians with children depending
on personalities and the amount of
time a volunteer Guardian can
commit. Staff members are avail-
able to assist Guardians with tasks
as needed: Report writing, home
visits, school visits. "But by law,
staff cannot act as a child's
Guardian," Judge Brennan pointed
out.
"Children faced with the stress-
es of a situation that requires court
attention can be permanently dam-


aged," said Ms. Mackenzie.
There is an apparent need for
more volunteers and the call is
going out everywhere.
"We have children from Moore
Haven to North LaBelle to Buck-
head Ridge to Muse to Palmdale -
all over this county who need
someone to be there for them,"
said Judge Lundy.
The call going out is not as loud
as the need for the children to gain
a voice within a complicated legal
system.
"Parents have their attorneys.
The kids have me," said Guardian
Mary Ann Brownstein of the 20th
Judicial Circuit. To volunteer or for
more information please call Keli
Hendricks at the Guardian ad Litem
Program office (800) 269-6210. For
general information about the state
of Florida's Guardian ad Litem Pro-
gram there is also a Web site:
www.gal.fl.gov.


TALLAHASSEE-At least 84 so without any extra cost to the
felons have been discovered taxpayers, and without taking
attempting to get jobs in Florida
schools, thanks to legislation
sponsored last year by Senator
Dave Aronberg (D-Greenacres).
The project, dubbed "The Fal-
con" allows the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement to
retain fingerprints of applicants
to the state's school systems
after they've been hired. The
FDLE can then use new technol-
ogy to compare those finger- k"
prints to daily arrest reports. k
e Prior to the passage of Aron-
berg's legislation, applicants E
were fingerprinted at the date of
hire and their prints were subse-
quently purged from the system.
Then, if a school employee -
anyone from a bus driver to a
teacher committed a felony
while working for the schools,
administrators were typically
kept in the dark. For example, if
a bus driver was arrested for
drunk driving or vehicular homi-
cide, the school district would
only find out if the employee vol-
untarily disclosed the informa-
tion.
"Under the new law, our chil-
dren are protected from felons Walking for a,
in our schools because the FDLEC
is able to retain the fingerprints HendryiCounty Commissione
and match them with daily city of LaBelle Mayor Sherri
arrest reports," Aronberg said. Florida event, which focused
"It is then up to each school dis- ers, bikers, runners and can
trict to decide whether to take Hendry/Collier line at SR 29
action. hatchee River where they pas
"This legislation not only pro- ty group at the county line.
tects schoolchildren, but does


away the autonomy of local
school districts."


Courtesy photo
leahiwer Life
er Janet Taylor, right, walks with
Craichy in the Feb. 8 Step Up,
on physical activity. Local walk-
oeists made their way from the
all the way up to the Caloosa-
sed the flag off to the Lee Coun-


The Clewiston Inn is looking for: .

Servers Baker Salad Dishwashers Lead Bartender, Bussers- Cooks




We offer GREAT PAY AND BENEFITS

Please apply in person at United States Sugars Employment Office

located on W.C Owen Avenue in Clewiston.



You will have the opportunity to work with Timothy Grayson, the Executive Chef of the Clewiston Inn. Chef

Grayson was most recently the Executive Chef for Clements catering based at Churchill Downs in Louisville,

Kentucky, the home of the annual Kentucky Derby. He is a native Floridian and a graduate of the University

of Central Florida in Orlando.



After beginning his career with the Disney organization he attended culinary school at La Varenne Ecole'

de Cuisine in Paris owned by writers Anne Wilen and the late Julia Childs. He later owned and operated the

award winning Cafe Europa in Orlando. He was a Chef for Hilton and Sheraton Hotels and Club Corp, the

largest owner and operator of Country and City Clubs in the United States. He formally hosted a syndicat-

ed radio cooking show called "Chef de Cuisine", where he interviewed many famous chefs such as Paul

Pruhdomme of New Orleans and Charlie Trotter of Chicago.



Chef Grayson commented: "Paul taught me that raw product is the most important factor in cooking and

South Florida has some of the world's greatest produce, seafood, meats and of course Sugar."



The historic Clewiston Inn, built in 1938, is owned by the United States Sugar Corporation and is on the

National Register of Historic Buildings. The Inn offers guests a rare treat; you can step back in time to a

more leisurely pace and forget the cares of the world.



One reason many folks return is the Inn's unique location on the shore of Lake Okeechobee in the heart of

Sugar Cane country. Many use the casually elegant Inn as a meeting place between the coasts of Florida

since it is conveniently located sixty miles west of West Palm Beach and sixty miles east of Ft. Myers.


Thursdav. Februarv 17,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







RESIDENTS OF THE GLADESI
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL
GLADES REACH FAIR
Saturday, February 19, 2005 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Belle Glade Elementary School


500 NW Avenue "L"


* Belle Glade, FL 33430


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FREE HEALTH SERVICES!


Over 80 Participating Agencies and Organizations.
Offering free medical care and health education.


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Local referrals made on site.
Medical Examination: Infants through Elderly
Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Dental Services
Hearing Screenings HIV Testing Eye Exams
Distribution of Amplified Phones for Qualified Residents
Asthma, Diabetes and Tuberculosis Testing


Health Education *


Counseling.


Mammogram Screenings Immunizations

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
WE WANT TO HANK BOTH PAST AND PRESENT
ORGANIZERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THIS EVENT:


Nova Southeastern University/ Health
Professions Division
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lake Okeechobee Rural Health Network
Quantum Foundation
Glades General Hospital
Health Care District of PBC
Everglades AHEC, Inc.


Belle Glade Meat Market
Belle Glade Wholesale
Subway of Belle Glade
McDonald's of Belle Glade
McArthur Dairy
Belle Glade Bread
Belle Glade Sun
American Red Cross
Super Printers


Glades PATCH Board
Belle Glade Elementary School
Palm Beach Community College
Paramedic/EMT Programs
Child Outreach, Inc.
C.L. Brumback Health Center
Glades Health Initiative
American Lung / Glades Asthma
H.E.A.R.T. Project


ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER SUPPORT:


Glades Community Development Corp.
Glades Initiative Management Board
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

COLOR TV


RAFFLE!
--Will support FCAT Preparation and .-f
Mtfferils for Belle Glade Elemeqta':.
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Kappa Alpha Psi
P.B.C. Multicultural/Title One Migrant Program
American Red Cross


Glades Central High School
West Tech
Belle Glade Explorers


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For More Information Please Call:
Shelley Warshaw
(561) 640-3620 or (800) 819-2357
Thomas Cherizard
(561) 996-0500


Thursday, February 17,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Thursday, February 17,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Saving Valentine's Day: UF


Scam artists prey on


researcher
HOMESTEAD University
of Florida researchers are on a
disease-fighting mission to
ensure that the world's favorite
confection chocolate will
continue to be a Valentine's
Day mainstay.
The enemy is witches'
broom, an evil-sounding, tree-
deforming disease that threat-
ens the global cacao crop and
could affect the supply of
chocolate in coming years.
Randy Ploetz, a professor of
plant pathology with UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, and other
researchers at UF's Tropical
Research and Education Cen-
ter in Homestead, are working
with the U.S. Department of
Agriculture to develop new
cacao varieties that are resist-
ant to witches' broom.
Witches' broom and other
diseases that affect the cacao
industry have been disastrous
for the economies of cacao-
growing regions in Latin Ameri-
ca. In less than 10 years, witches'
broom has reduced production
of cocoa beans in the Bahia
region of Brazil formerly a
leading producer of premium-
quality cacao by 75 percent
and put tens of thousands of
farm workers out of work.
The disease, which deforms
branches of the cacao tree and
affects the pods that contain
the .cocoa beans from which
chocolate is made, is also trou-
blesome in many other areas
of South America.
About 20 percent of the
world's supply of cocoa beans
now comes from Central and


combats cocoa disease


South America, and the rest
comes from Africa and South-
east Asia. West African nations
such as Ivory Coast and Ghana
are now the world's leading
exporters of cacao, with at least
40 percent of the world's supply
produced in Ivory Coast alone.
"So far, witches' broom is
confined primarily to South
America, but some fear that
the increasing ease of direct
travel among tropical countries
could lead to the spread of
witches' broom and other
cacao diseases around the
globe," Ploetz said. "The cacao
varieties now being grown in
West Africa are some of the
same types that have been
nearly wiped out in Latin
America. If witches' broom
were to spread to Africa, it
would have a huge impact on
the world's cocoa bean sup-
ply," Ploetz stated.
Spread by spores of a fun-
gus (Crinipellis perniciosa),
the disease infects plants on
which it produces mushrooms
during rainy periods. Control-
ling the disease with pesticides
is difficult because chemical
sprays are often not effective in
the tropical, heavy rain condi-
tions under which cacao usual-
ly thrives, he said.
Ploetz's research includes
two major goals: Understand-
ing genetic and pathogenic
diversity of the fungus that
causes witches' broom and
identifying resistance to the
disease among new and exist-
ing cacao genotypes.
He said the worldwide
cacao crop is genetically very


narrow. Researchers are work-
ing to develop a new cultivar
that could replace susceptible
plants, thereby helping to
rebuild the industry in Latin
America and providing insur-
ance should the disease
appear in West Africa's cacao-
producing regions.
"Of course, it's important
that we develop disease-resist-
ant cacao strains that also taste
good," Ploetz said. "Research
shows that the best tasting
cacao varieties seem to be the
most susceptible to witches'
broom."
Ploetz said that efforts to
date to control witches' broom
have been an international col-
laboration of government and
the private sector.
John Lunde, director of
international programs for
Mars Inc. in Hackettstown, N.J.,
said the research is important
to the cocoa industry, as well as
consumers. "The international
collaboration and public-pri-
vate partnerships make this
research program unique. We
are pleased to provide both sci-
entific expertise and funding to
help develop environmentally
friendly farming methods that
small-holder cocoa farmers can
use," he said.
"We are grateful to Mars
Inc. for their generous support
of our research to develop
environmentally friendly meth-
ods to ensure the continued
health of cocoa crops" world-
wide," Ploetz said. /
The Chocolate Manufactur-
ers of America estimates that
Americans will spend $3.1 bil-
lion on chocolate this year.


Humanities grant writing workshop


The Heartland Cultural
Alliance and the Florida humani-
ties Council (FHC) invites you to
find out how to apply for grants
and sponsor humanities pro-
grams in Florida communities.
The Sebring workshop will be
held Friday, Feb. 25, from 1-3
p.m. at the Drs. Thakkar Pavilion
at Highlands Little Theater in the
Sebring Cultural Complex, 356
W. Center Ave. (Behind the
Highland Library). Parking is
available.
The workshop is free and


open to members of all non-
profit organizations interested in
having a public humanities pro-
gram. Susan Lockwood, FHC
grants director, will discuss
applying for grants, current
council initiatives, and accessing
free programs that are available
from the FHC Resource Center.
The Florida Humanities
,Council is an independent, non-
profit organization and is the
state affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities.
Each year, FHC fonds hundreds


of public programs throughout
the state that explore Florida's
history, folklore, environment,
literature, music, and art.
Libraries, civic groups, universi-
ties, colleges and museums, his-
torical societies and theaters
have received grants to sponsor,
humanities programs.

Reservations are recom-
mended. To reserve space, con-
tact Laurie Berlin at (727) 553-
3810 or by' email at
lberlin@flahum:org.


weary hi
ORLANDO Officials from
Florida's State Emergency
Response Team (SERT) and the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) cau-
tion Floridians to be on the look
out for scam artists pretending
to be employed by FEMA or
other government agencies,
such as the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
One fraudulent scheme
involves scam artists approach-
ing homeowners and claiming
to be with the Corps. They are
requesting money up front to
repair roofs and telling victims
that their insurance money is
coming soon. The Operation
Blue Roof program managed by
the Corps for FEMA to assist
storm victims by installing plas-
tic sheeting on damaged roofs
ended on Nov. 12, 2004.
"The Corps currently has per-
sonnel out measuring roofs to
verify square footage on roofs
that have already been covered,"
said Craig Fugate, state-coordi-
nating officer for SERT. "The
best way to verify authorized
FEMA or Corps personnel is by
checking their laminated photo
identification card, which they
are required to wear at all times.
The Corps shirt and signs on
vehicles are not sufficient
proof."
Homeowners should insist
on seeing proper identification
when approached by someone
offering to perform repair work
such as repairing roofs, repaint-
ing or making structural repairs.
They should then require proof
of operating licenses and proof
of insurance.
"Unfortunately there are
unscrupulous people posing as
FEMA or Corps personnel," said
Bill Carwile, federal coordinat-
ing officer. "Consumers should
remember that under no cir-
cumstances are FEMA or Corps
representatives allowed to
accept money. All FEMA assis-
tance is provided free of any
charges."
FEMA also urges homeown-
ers.to never make full payment
to contractors up front, do not.
sign over insurance settlement
checks: to contractors, and do
not make the final payment until
the job is finished.


AG settles hurricane price-gouging case against motel


TALLAHASSEE-Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
a settlement agreement with 5
Star Investments, Inc., a motel
that was the subject of hurri-
cane-related price gouging com-
plaints. Under the Assurance of
Voluntary Compliance, the Vero
Beach motel will pay $75,000 for
victim restitution and legal fees,
the highest settlement of a motel
price-gouging case following
last year's record breaking hurri-
cane season.
The Attorney General's Office
received initial complaints of
price gouging from consumers
who contacted the office's price-


gouging hotline, and additional
complaint information was
received after the Attorney Gen-
eral's Economic Crimes Unit
launched an investigation into
the allegations.
The motel, a Best Western
franchise, is located at 8797 20th
Street in Vero Beach. Investiga-
tors found that during the six-
week period following Hurri-
cane Frances, the average daily
rate for rooms at the motel
increased approximately 41 per-
cent from a rate calculated dur-
ing the 30-day period preceding
the storm. Under Florida's price-
gouging law, this increase con-


stitutes a "gross disparity"
between the two rates, subject-
ing the motel to price-gouging
action.
"This settlement means that
consumers can receive every
penny owed to them due to
improperly inflated prices," said
Crist. "Our aggressive pursuit of
price gouging complaints was
also designed to send a message
to those seeking to take advan-
tage of our citizens: You had bet-
ter think twice. That message
seemed to be received after sev-
eral lawsuits were filed."
Victims may file a claim with
the Attorney General's Office


within 60 days. Most of the resti-
tution payment will be placed in
an escrow account for victims'
claims. After the 60-day period
has elapsed, any remaining
funds will be equally distributed
between the Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund and the Attorney
General's Office for legal costs.
The action marks the fourth
settlement of hurricane-related
price-gouging actions. Previous-
ly, hotels in West Palm Beach,
Naples and Ocala agreed to
reimburse guests and repay tax-
payers for the costs of enforcing
the price-gouging statutes.


hurricane victims


If you think that you have
been victimized by fraud or sus-
pect fraudulent activity, please
report it to the State Attorney


General's office at (866) '966-
7226. For information on SERT
go to www.floridadisaster.org;
For FEMA, go to www.fema.gov.


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Most spiders are harmless, but watch out for others


By MaiyAnn Morris
Spiders are common in the
warm Florida climate and most
are harmless. Some, however,
can produce a nasty, decidedly
unpleasant reaction, which can
be dangerous. Some of the dan-
gerous varieties are easily con-
fused with harmless ones. Any
bite can become infected, partic-
ularly when you are working in
dusty closets, boxes or outdoors
in the yard.
Spiders are usually secretive
creatures, generally preferring to
hide from view. When disturbed,
they can bite. If bitten, seek med-
ical attention. To diagnose the
seriousness of a bite accurately,
the spider should be killed (not
squashed) and brought with you
to the hospital emergency room
for identification. Kill the spider
with a household insecticide (or
hairspray will immobilize most
spiders). Pick it up with tweez-
ers; put it in a bottle or other
sealed container with a cotton
ball saturated with alcohol and
take it with you to your doctor's
office or the emergency room.
While rumors of Brown
Recluse Spiders often circulate in
South Florida, it's likely other spi-
ders are mistaken for the danger-
ous arachnids.
"I don't think a Brown
Recluse has ever been identified
in Hendry County," said Gene
McAvoy, Hendry County Agricul-
tural Extension Agent. "They are
very, very rare. Usually when
someone actually is bitten by a
Brown Recluse, it's because stor-
age boxes or other shipments
brought the spider into the state.
Black and Brown Widow Spiders
are much more common."
A Nov. 15, 2004 press release
from Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson of the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services states, "Accord-
ing to the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices, there are only two ven-
omous spiders in Florida, the
widow spider and the recluse
spider. No species of recluse spi-
ders are native to Florida, but
three species (of recluse spiders)
have been identified within the
state."


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Black Widow Spider
"Scientific data does not sup-
port widespread populations of
brown recluse spiders in Florida
that the number of bite reports
would imply," stated Dr. G.B.
Edwards, FDACS taxonomic
entomologist and renowned spi-
der expert. "The data in this arti-
cle will provide better informa-
tion for medical personnel in
their treatment of necrotic (local-
ized death of living tissue) skin
lesions. Necrotic wounds of
unknown origin should be
reported as idiopathic (unknown
cause) necrotic ulcer, rather than
brown recluse bite."
. Florida is outside the natural
range of the brown recluse spi-
der, except possibly the western-
most panhandle counties, yet
bites are routinely reported
throughout the state. In fact, in
Florida only one spider specimen
positively identified as Loxosce-
les Reclusa has been submitted
by a person diagnosed with a
brown recluse spider bite. The
incident took place in 1983 and
the person bitten was on a Navy
ship anchored off of Jacksonville.
"We occasionally treat
wounds that could be spider or
insect bites, but most of the time
people don't see what bit them
or think to kill it and bring the spi-
der in. Without seeing the spider
or insect, we can't know for
sure," said Tony Miracle, R.N.,
nurse manager of the emergency
room at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center.
According to the Department
of Agriculture, the data shows
that from 1997 to 2002, medical
personnel diagnosed 124 brown
recluse spider bites in 31 of Flori-


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Brown Recluse Spider
da's 67 counties, whereas during
the same six-year period, there
were just five confirmed recluse
spider finds in the entire state.
The article also points out that
during that time period, an addi-
tional 720 alleged recluse spider
bites were reported, although
most of those cases did not seek
medical attention.
"In contrast, during the last
100 years, only 11 recluse finds
(about 70 spiders total, 40 of
which were in one home) have
been confirmed in 10 Florida
counties.
Recluse finds are recorded
through surveys conducted by
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(FDACS) entomologists and
other entomological experts, and
by specimens submitted by the
public for analysis.
Widow' Spiders are much
more common and their bites
although rare, can make you
really sick. According to FDACS,
Division of Plant Industry, Ento-
mology Section, "Formerly, most
bites by black widows (almost all
by female spiders) occurred in
outhouses, but presently,
Latrodectus bites occur most fre-
quently when .the spider is
trapped against human skin,
either by reaching under objects
where the spider is hiding or
when putting on clothing, gloves
or shoes containing the spider.
Widow Spiders are generally
very timid and only bite in self-
defense when they accidentally
contact humans."
Most Florida spiders are
harmless, however alarming
they may look. Spiders are bene-


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Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Southern House Spider
ficial and should be protected.
They feed on other insects and
caterpillars that can eat your
petunias and lettuce. The follow-
ing are common harmless spi-
ders and areas where they are
commonly found:
Southern House Spider -
body is approximately 1/2 inch or
less: In and around homes, often
confused with Brown Recluse
Spider, which is about the same
size.
Jumping Spider body is
approximately 1/2 inch: On or
around buildings.
Golden Silk Spider body
is approximately 1/2 inch to 1 1/4
inch: Forests, along trails and
clearing edges.
\ Green Lynx Spider body
approximately 1/2 inch to one
inch: Shrubs, weeds and foliage.
They are important predators of
the caterpillar pests of row crops.
To avoid being bitten: Don't
put your hands where you can't
see them. For instance, under-
neath boards or tools stored out-
doors. Wear Gloves. Boards, fire-
wood, storage boxes in the back
of closets or clothing which has-
n't been worn for a time should
be carefully checked fdr spiders.
These are favorite hiding places..
Look before touching: The
underside of barbeque grills, play
gym equipment, sand boxes,
gloves or shoes particularly if left
outside, cracks and crevices
around doors, windows and
pipes that enter your house.
Screen dryer vents and other large
openings. Vacuum the back of
closets and behind furniture regu-
larly. Nonetheless, if you suspect
you've found a venomous spider,


Hendry County residents step up


Bikers, runners, walkers and
canoeists carried the Step Up,
Florida banner through Hendry
County Feb. 8. Bicyclists rode
nine miles on State Road 29 to
Citrus Belle where they were
greeted by a group of walkers
cheering them on and Citrus
Belle employees offering orange
juice. The walkers took the flag
and continued on to RCMA.on
SR 29 to watch the children in
their physical activity.
From the RCMA, Curtis Rho-
den and Graham Chancey from
the LaBelle Church of God, ran
the flag to the Hendry/LaBelle
Sports Park where proclama-
tions from the city and county
were read. The children at Coun-
try Oaks Elementary School par-
ticipated in physical activity with
Superintendent of Hendry Coun-
ty Schools Tom Conner. Mr. Con-
ner and four children from the
school ran the second flag to the
Sports Park.


' A large group of walkers,
including the LaBelle Mayor
Sherry Craichy and County Com-
missioner Janet Taylor, walked
the flag to LaBelle Elementary
School where the children per-
formed wonderful line dances.
The group grew larger with the
addition of Shawna Rodriguez's
LaBelle High School Health Edu-
cation class, Kiwanis and Rotary
members, Riverside Real Estate,
Dr Kai-fu Chow's office staff and
people from the corrimunity.
At Upthegrove Elementary
School, the walkers were met by
the entire kindergarten class,
which were doing relay races
and cheering the walkers on
their way. The group continued
to the Caloosahatchee River
where Scott Perry and a group of
students from Clewiston Youth
Development Academy (CYDA)
took the flag and canoed six
miles down the river to meet the
American Cadet Corps, which
then ran the flag to the United


Methodist Youth Camp to hand
off to Lee County. The cadets
carried a flagpole with both the
American flag and the Step Up
banner.
The Heart to Heart Program
would like to thank everyone
who participated and were their
partners: The Hendry County
Health Department, Gator Ham-
mock, Duda Citrus Belle, RCMA
LaBelle, LaBelle Church of God,
Country Oaks Elementary,
LaBelle Elementary, Upthegrove
Elementary, Children's Garden,
United Way/Child Care of South-
west Florida, CYDA, Dr Kai-fu
Chow's office, Riverside Real
Estate, Kiwanis and Rotary of
LaBelle, the United Methodist
Youth Camp, the American
Cadet Corps, the Florida High-
way Patrol Auxiliary, the Hendry
County Sheriff's' Department,
and many citizens who walked
with them, cheered them on,
waved and took pictures.
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Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Green Lynx Spider
capture it and have it identified.
"Any bite or wound should be
cleaned immediately with soap
and water and watched. If it
becomes red, swollen or painful,
seek medical attention immedi-
ately," said Dr. H. Hassanein,
M.D., emergency room physician
at Raulerson Hospital, in Okee-
chobee. "It should be kept clean


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Jumping Spider
and cover the wound if you're out
in public to prevent infection."
Discretion is the better part of
valor.
More information is available
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http://www.doacs.state.fl and
www.creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urba
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gram in cooperation with the
University of Florida.
The Natural Areas Training
Academy the result of a part-
nership between the non-profit,
international conservation
organization and UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences, or UF/IFAS is designed
for public and private resource
managers.
During the past four years,
more than 600 people have par-.
ticipated in 30 academy work-
shops that provide up-to-date,
practical training and manage-
ment strategies for protecting
natural areas in Florida. Five
new workshops are being
offered by the academy during
February, March, April and May.
Peter Colverson, an associate
professor who manages the
Conservancy's training academy


at UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said
the state has added millions of
acres to its protected lands dur-
ing the past 15 years, which has
created a need for more and bet-
ter-trained professionals to man-
age 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 man-
agers with the techniques and
strategies they need to protect
these valuable natural
resources."
Those who complete a series
of five workshops earn a Certifi-
cate in Natural Areas Manage-
ment from the academy. Colver-
son said the credential has been
adopted by five Florida counties,
as a basic qualification for land
management work. The certifi-
cate has been endorsed by the
Natural Areas Association and
used as a template to establish


Secret Service



investigates



counterfeit ring
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza The subjects involved in the
PAHOKEE According to ring have been able to produce
the Pahokee Police Depart- U.S. Currency and checks with
ment, the Secret Service, also in surprisingly realistic accuracy.
conjunction with the Palm The falsified notes have been
Beach County Sheriff's Office, seen floating throughout the
is targeting a counterfeiting ring city, and evidence supports that
that operates in the area. the ring's activities also spread
Work among the different to other areas of Palm Beach
agencies has been on-going County.
over the past several months, The ring is described as
and has led to the retrieval of a operating with "semi-sophisti-
computer thought to have been cated" organization and coun-
used in the manufacture of the terfeiting ability according to
counterfeit notes. Investigators Chief Duran.
hope to continue the investiga- The computer seized has
tion over the next few months been sent to a forensics lab in
and hope to make arrests in Washington, D.C. for further
connection with the counterfeit investigation. No arrests have
ring soon, yet been made, but those close
According to Police Chief to the investigation say that
Rafael Duran, the three agen- results of the search of the com-
cies have reason to believe that puter may yield more clues.
the counterfeit ring has opera- At this point, much of the
tions in Pahokee, though it isn't information ieardiig the
certain whether or not the ille- investigation is being kept
gal activity operates mainly out quiet, with the agencies contin-
of Pahokee. "Very possibly," uing to work on targeting the
said Chief Duran. various members of the ring.



Crist's Anti-Murder


legislation wins


sheriffs' endorsement


TALLAHASSEE The Anti-
Murder legislative package pro-
posed by Attorney General Char-
lie Crist has won the endorsement
of the Florida Sheriffs Association,
Crist announced. The legislative
package would require that vio-
lent offenders who violate proba-
tion be held until a judge deter-
i fines that they pose no risk to the
community.
In a recent letter, Bradford
County Sheriff Bob Milner said the
association "wholeheartedly sup-
ports" the Attorney General's
efforts to reduce the threat to the
public posed by convicted killers
and other violent offenders.
"We share a common goal to
make sure that these offenders
remain in prison," wrote Sheriff
Milner, who serves as president of
the association.
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elected law enforcement leaders
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is important to protecting public
safety, and the support of the
Florida Sheriffs Association will
help make this change a reality."

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package, inspired by the tragic
abduction and murder of young
Carlie Brucia and the brutal mur-
ders of six individuals in Deltona,
is sponsored by Sen. Rudy Garcia
and Rep. Bruce Kyle. Under the
proposals, an individual with a
violent past who violates proba-
tion will be arrested, and cannot
be released on bail until a judge
has held a "risk-to-the-public"
hearing and issued a written order
that the violator does not pose a
danger to the community. The
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servation land management
training.
The academy training pro-
gram is also supported by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation 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
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Agricultural Sciences has been a
key factor in the academy's suc-
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of a well-respected international
conservation organization with
50 years of land management
experience and Florida's land-
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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


TALLAHASSEE A Lake
Worth man pled guilty to
charges of securities fraud and
grand theft and was ordered to
pay his victims more than $1.6
million in restitution, Attorney
General Charlie Crist
announced.
Michael Shuda, 50, was also
sentenced to 42 months in state
prison followed by 10 years pro-
bation. The case was prosecuted
by the Attorney General's Office
of Statewide Prosecution.
Prosecutors alleged that
Shuda and six to 10 others start-
.ed the Palm Beach Investment
Group in 1999 with the intent to
solicit investments from individ-
uals across the country. At least
40 investors were victimized,
most of them Floridians. Palm
Beach Investment Group prom-
ised high returns on the invest-
ments through foreign certifi-
cates of deposit. However, the
-certificates were never pur-
chased and the majority of


to present its scientifically based
land management values to a
diverse, interagency audience.
Colverson said the partner-
ship has other benefits, too. The
training academy provides uni-
versity faculty and other person-
nel with new opportunities to
engage in natural resource edu-
cation. In 2004, for example, the
Conservancy cooperated with
the UF/IFAS School. of Forest
Resources and Conservation,
presenting three workshops to
help private landowners adopt
ecologically friendly manage-
ment practices. The close work-
ing relationship also helps the
Conservancy obtain grant fund-
ing from state land management
agencies.
"Of course, there are some
challenges to this unique part-
nership between two organiza-
tions that have different cultures
and policies," he said. "We have
to deal with issues such as own-
ership of resources, fundraising,
accounting practices and liabili-
ty. It's important to give proper


Florida minimum]


TALLAHASSEE The
Agency for Workforce Innova-
tion has announced that the
beginning date for Florida's
newly enacted minimum wage
will be May 2. Florida's mini-
mum wage was created in a
constitutional amendment
approved by voters on Nov. 2,
2004, and covers all employees
in the state covered by the feder-
al minimum wage.
I The state minimum wage will
start at $6.15 per hour for all
hours worked in Florida and
thereafter be indexed to inflation
each year. For tipped employees
meeting eligibility requirements
for the tip credit under the Fair
Labor Standards Act, employers
may count tips actually received


as wages towards satisfaction of
the minimum wage,, but the
employer may not pay less than
$2.13 per hour in direct wage's.
Employees who are not paid
the minimum wage after May 2
may bring a civil action in a
court of competent jurisdiction
against the employer or any per-
son violating Florida's minimum
wage law. The state Attorney
General or other official desig-
nated by the State Legislature
may. also bring a civil action to
enforce this amendment. As
. stated in Florida's Constitution,
the case law, administrative
interpretations, and other guid-
ing standards under the Fair
Labor Standards Act should be
the guide regarding the con-


investors lost their funds.
"I am pleased that the court
has ordered full restitution for
the many victims of this brazen
scheme," said Crist. "The nest
eggs of our citizens must be pro-
tected, and we will do so."
Shuda, who functioned as the
head of the operation, and the
other salesmen took the investor
funds under the guise of com-
missions and kept the money for
their personal use. Cases against
the other salesmen are in vari-
ous stages throughout the state
the resolution of some of
those cases contributed to
Shuda's guilty plea. At least one
other participant in the scheme
is believed to be still at large,
possibly living as a fugitive in
Europe.
The investigation of Shuda's
case was conducted by the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment and the Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services.


credit to each organization for
their role in the partnership."
Victoria Tschinkel, state director
of The Nature Conservancy in
Tallahassee, said it is well
known in the conservation com-
munity 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 interest-
ed 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 organization also owns and
manages several preserves
throughout the, state, Colverson
said. These include: The Disney
Wilderness Preserve in Osceola



m wage
struction of Florida's constitu-.
tional amendment creating the
minimum wage. Fair Labor Stan-
dards Act information and com-
pliance assistance can be found
at http://www.dol.gov/dol/com-
pliance/comp-flsa.htm.
Pursuant to the language of
the constitutional amendment,


County, Blowing Rocks Preserve
on Jupiter Island between, the
Atlantic Ocean and the Indian
River Leagoon, Tiger Creek Pre-
serve near Lake Wales,
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines
Preserve, and the Islands Initia-
tive Preserve in northeast Flori-
da.

He said spring 2005 work-
shops include Working Across
Boundaries to Protect Ecosys-
tems, Feb. 1-3, at Camp Kulaque
in Gainesville; Vegetation Moni-
toring in a Management Context,
Feb. 20-26, at the Archbold Bio-
logical Station in Lake Placid;
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ment, March 1-3, at the Crystal
River State Park; Restoration
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Forested Lands, April 5-7, at
Lake Talquin State Forest in Tal-
lahassee; and Managing Visitors
and Volunteers in Natural Areas,
May 3-5, at the Disney Wilder-
ness Preserve near Kissimmee.



to begin
the Agency for Workforce Inno-
vation (AWI) is to perform an
annual calculation to establish a
new minimum wage each year
and to publish that information.
AWI will perform this calcula-
tion Sept. 30, with the new mini-
mum wage becoming effective
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RIDE NEEDED
M-F, morning, from Indian-
town to Stuart. Will pay,
(772)597-1121.


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LIFEGUARDS NEEDED
Lifeguard/Sr. Lifeguard (instruction certified)
openings at East Recreation, in Harlem. Ap-
plications available & accepted at Sub-Office
& Personnel Office in LaBelle, until positions
filled.
Applicant must be certified Lifeguard/1 st Aid/
CPR, prior to employment.
Lifeguard training begins 3/14/05, 5:30 pm,
Clewiston Youth Center. Must be 16 or older.
Fee=$150.
CSBG Grants available to qualified persons
for training fee. Call' Social Services 863-
675-5356/863-983-1590.
Vet. Pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicant with dis-
ability, call 675-5352 for assistance.


CASE WORKER
Motivated and professional person
needed to conduct outreach and case
work inthe Belle Glade community.
Bilingual (Creole/English) a must.
Basic computer skills and a valid
driver's license required. Farmwork or
farmworker family background a plus.
Some evening and weekend hours
required. Competitive salary & benefits
offered. Fax resume to (561)533-6099 or
email corinned@farmworkcouncil.org


HELP WANTED
Groundskeeper Opening
Groundskeeper opening in LaBelle with
Hendry County Commissioners. Full time
position with benefits. Applications, job de-
scription can be obtained from HR in the La-
Belle Courthouse or the sub-office in Cle-
wiston. Deadline for submission is March.2,
2005
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants needing
assistance in the application process con-
tact HR.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Administrative Assistant for well estlished Belle Glade
area construction firm. Must have various office skills,
including Microsoft Office or Corel. Duties will include
general office such as answering the telephone and fil-"
ing to light record keeping. Applicant needs to be very
detail oriented, ability to work on the own and orga-
nized. Benefits include 401k and medical insurance,
Please apply by fax 561-996-4502
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


$1500 WEEKLY GUARAN-
TEED NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS $50 CASH
HIRING BONUS GUARAN-
TEED IN WRITING
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A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and
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training, transportation,
lodging furnished. Call to-
day, Start today.
(866)800-8941.


Carpenters Wanted,
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060.
CLEWISTON REAL ESTATE
OFFICE LOOKING for a full
time admin assist. Must
be reliable & have
transportation Excel
& word a +, Fax Resume to
863)983-2871, e-mail
tammy @ Sugarreal-
ty.com
CONSTRUCTION OFFICE
ADMIN. ASSISTANT
Computer skills a must
Bi-lingual a plus
General office work
Hours 7:30- 4:30
Benefits available
Call (863)983-9941
Dozer, Excavator & Front
End Loader Operators, off
road Truck Drivers. Wag-
es depending on exp. Shift
work, drug screen, Bar-
nard Construction, 17415
S US 27. (561)992-2482

Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
,Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


ROAD SUPERINTENDENT
SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$65,000 commiserate with
qualifications and experience.
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE
AND STATE RETIREMENT.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Responsible for all aspects of
Glades County roads, bridges, parks and recreation
and cemetery in compliance with all laws, rules,
regulations, policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have a valid Cass E Florida Drivers Li-
cense with acceptable driving record. Minimum of 10
years experience of roadway construction as a super-
visor and/or business administration or equivalent as
well as being computer literate.
Engineering experience a plus.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department,
Moore Haven.
WORK SCHEDULE : 7:30 a.m.-4:p.m., Monday-Fri-
day
CLOSING DATE Open Until Filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Appli-
cation. Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
P.O. Box 1018
Moore Haven, FI 33471
863-946-6000 '
Glades County is a drug-free,non-smoking workplace.


HELP WANTED
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Rec.
Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
knowledge. Full time with benefits. Applica-
tions can be obtained from the HR Dept.,
Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office in Cle-
wiston. Deadline for submission is March 2,
2005 at 5:00 PM.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.



HELP WANTED
County Planner/
Development Director
For the Hendry County Commissioners. all
candidates must have MA in urban planning
'or related field and seven years experience.
Applications can be obtained from the Hr
Dept., Courthouse in LaBelle or Sub-office
in Clewiston. Position open until filled.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in applying
call 675-5352.



A. Duda & Sons, Inc. is in need of a
welder for our Grove Shop.
Excellent benefits and pay depend-
ing on experience. EOE. Please
apply in person at 1510 Hwy. 29 N.
in Felda. Contact person is Jim
McVay (863) 673-0363


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64063290)
Public Health nurse position in MooreHa-
ven; makes home visits, assists in clinics,
Prefer two years nursing experience; Bi-
lingual Spanish/English a plus; must have
valid Florida drivers license; pre-em-
ploymnet drug testing, background
screening & fingerprinting required. EEO/
AA, Call Alina @863-946-0707 x208 or
Patti @ 863-674-4041 X135 for more de-
tails.


GROUP TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. provides
quality programs for youth-at-risk. Join us
now as a Group Treatment Coordinator at
our wilderness camp in Clewiston, FL. This
is an extraordinary opportunity to make a
lasting, positive difference in the lives of
youth. As a GTC you will provide counseling
and case management to a group of ten at-
risk-youth, act as the primary contact and li-
aison with community and family, facilitate
treatment meetings, setting up aftercare
plans, promote youth helping themselves
and others and act as a mentor modeling
solid choices.
BA degree in Human Services and two years
experience working; with children with seri-
ous emotional disturbances or substance
abuse problems required.
Send resume and cover letter to: Angie
Leide, EYA, 100 N. Starcrest Dr., Clearwa-
ter, FL 33765; FAX: 727-442-5911; ON-
LINE: www.eckerd.org


Duda, an agricultural employer, is,look-
ing-for a semi-truck driver to haul citrus.
CDL with good driving record required.
Drug free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy
29 North in Felda, Florida. Contact
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 675-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


Duda, una empresa agricola, necesita un
chofer de traila para transporter fruta cit-
rica. Licensia CDL con un buen record.
Lugar de trabajo libre de drogas. Aplique
en 1510 Hwy 29 N. Felda. Hable con
Bernardo Barnhart (863) 673-0269.
EOE/V/H/F/M


HELP WANTED
Building Inspector/Plan Review
With Hendry County BOC. All candidates
must provide a minimum of 5 years con-
struction experience with their application,
and be eligible for- provisional licensing
within 6 months of hire. Candidates must be
computer literate, able to communicate ef-
fectively both written and verbally and will-
ing to work in an outside environment. Em-
ployment may require some travel for edu-
cation purposes. Applications can be ob-
tained from Human Resources in LaBelle
Courthouse or Sub-office in Clewiston.
Deadline for submission is March 2, 2005.
Vet pref. EEO. Drug free. Applicants with
disabilities needing assistance in the appli-
cation process contact the HR Dept.





A Duda and Sons, Inc., necesita un
camionero de combustible para propor-
cionarle servicio a equipos y vehiculos de
rancho. Tambien esta en busca de sol-
dadores para su taller. Se ofrece un
paquete que incluye un plan medico,
seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de retiro,
y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la expe-
riencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte, Fekl,
Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim .\I\\ i
su telefono (863) 673-0363. Practicamos
una political de igualdad de oportu-
nidades.


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time 201


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ing for Professional driv-
ers! NEW 2005 Equip-
ment, Top Pay, BONUSES,
Prepass & EZ Pass, Rider
Program & Much more!
North American Tank
Lines (866)748-6285.

Experienced Heavy
Equipment Operators
Needed for job in Clewiston
area.
DFWP & EOE
1-800-537-3031

Legal Assistant Position
Busy Attorney seeks
Legal Assistant Paralegal
w/experience, bi-lingual
a plus Fax resume
w/salary requirements to
(863)983-1973


Love to Shop? Mystery
Shoppers needed in your
local area. Flexible hours,
training provided. Must
have Interet access. Call
Toll Free (888)850-0943.

Maintenance Technician
For Greentree South Apts.
Must be knowledgable in
basic plumbing, Electtical
& HVAC. General carpen-
try Must be bondable.
Send or fax resume:
Greentree South Apts.
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, FL 33757
FAX (727)447-2252
Equal Opportunity Employer

Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Positions Federal, State &
Local. $14.80/$48+/Hr.
No experience necessary.
Entry Levels. Full Benefits.
Paid Training. Call 7 days
888)826-2513 Ext.
802.

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RESTAURANT Help wanted
over 18 yrs. old Scoopy
Doo's Restaurant
863-983-1115
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! If someone did
it, so can you! 2-3 con-
firmed appointments daily!
Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
iRalsRR-1lRA
UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
Exciting Weekly Paycheck!
Written Guarantee! 11 Year
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00.

Waitress/Bilingual, Good
p,',,,:i. ,l ;(, r. u _r','"
biiingu'ji 110 e.prin,:e
'We'll train. Part Time on
Weekends. (863)983-3227

Waitress/Mesera agrada-
ble buena presencia para
trabajar en Restaurant fines
de semana en Clewiston -
Pioneeer. De preprencia
Bilingue. (863)983-3227



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CLERICAL Part time 10am-
2pm Answering phones
responding to routine
questions &n referring call
to faculty.& staff to apply
Contact Chay 561-993-
1511 or fax resume @
561-993-1582 UF/IFAS
Everglades research & Ed-
ucation
center in Bellglade.
LE BELLE AREA Cleaning
Lady wanted. 1 Day a wk
3-4 hrs At your conven-
ience. (863)675-5825.
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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com

RECEPTIONIST
Bi-lingual, little-typing re-
quired, call for informa-
tion. (863)983-4663.



YOUNG FEMALE Looking
for a F/T Job W/Bene Has
GED/Computer Exp.
561-261-6166.


Come See What's New at
Glades General Hospital...
Building an Exciting Future!

RN Shift Supervisors -- 10 & 12 Hour Shifts
Requires exp. in supervision, ER, & Critical
Care with leadership abilities. Must be a Team
Player.

CCU Manager/Educator
RN FT, Days. Requires management and
CCU exp. with a desire to develop nursing staff
in critical care path.

RN's Needed FT In:
ER- 8p-8a, CCU-8a-8p, Med/Surg-8p-8a

C.N.A.'s 12 Hour Shifts

Monitor Techs PT Weekends

PRN POOL STAFF: RN's, LPN's, Monitor
Techs and C.N.A.'s
12 hour shifts Days & Nights, Requires hospi-
tal experience.

Clinical Pharmacist PRN
Everyother Sat. & Sun., 2 yrs hospital exp.
required, pharmacokinetics, renal adjust., MUE,
unit inspection & other clinical svcs. Prefer
PharmD.

ER Registration PRN
Requires exc. computer skills & customer serv-
ice, knowledge of 3rd party payors, flexibility to
work wknds. Healthcare exp. preferred.

Floor Tech PRN
1 yr. Floor Tech exp. required.

Diet Aide PRN
Cash register & prior food exp. desired.


GLADES
GENERAL
H OS PITAL


Send Resumes to:
561-993-5627
or Apply in Person:
Glades General Hospital,
1201 S. Main St.,
Belle Glade, FL 33430
DFWP/EOE


!HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Retstered Nurses
v Full ri rnr, v111d Su-'rt e,,, em ." j.!.orFL RY

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Phone: 863-902-.30790of Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA/IFAS -
EVERGLADES RESEARCH and
EDUCATION CENTER
-OFFICE PERSON NEEDED
Answering phones, responding to routine questions,
and referring calls to faculty and staff, sorting and
distributing mail, and other repetitive clerical tasks.
Hourly Rate = $8.00
To apply contact. Chay Burrus
@ 561-993-1511 or Fax resume to: 561-993-1582.

An Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action Institution.


LABOR <4) FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
1[ C 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. j
(Across from Clewiston Inn) '
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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124



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


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
Sou check with the Better
business Bureau at 1-
800-834-1267 for previ-
ous complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Services




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

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FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547

RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used items in the classi-
fieds..


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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!
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AWARD WINNING TOILET-
ING AIDS Washes and
Dries User Without Assis-
tance. No More Wiping.
From $189. View Products
at
www.solutioncomfortsea-
t.com. For More Informa-
tion Call (800)611-5515.
Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave.J Tampa FL
33607.








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


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



ACCIDENT VICTIM, IN-
JURED, HUR)E 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$1 75-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
r800)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




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


Merchandise I



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazlnes535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coin!S/tamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts,'Supplles 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items .650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I Supplies 085
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 73.5
Wanted to Buy 7-10



SAFE: HASENFORDER
Antique, 28x171/", Exc.
cond. Original painting on
front. $400 863-763-4982

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


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
CRAFTMATIC BED- with vi-
brator, good condition,
$150. (863)467-6512.

Dining rm sweet white-
wash 6 chairs leaf
lighted buffet/hutch
$500 (863)983-6960
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
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.

ROCKER/RECLINER
Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
ROLLAWAY BED
new $180, used 2 nights
sell for $100
(863)467-2315
SEALY POSTURE PEDIC
king sz. & Sofa sleeper w/
matching chase chair.
$500. (863)675-3915.
SINGLE BED
w/mattress all wood
construction $50
(863)983-6960
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

SOFA/LOVESEAT- Tan w/
flowers 6 mos. old $699
new will sacrifice. $225
(863)635-4690.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.


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


GALV ANGLE IRON,
40'x100'+ "Like Bar Joist"
bldg frame, 1 or multi bldg
$4000 609-802-2762
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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
'to 100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



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


WHITE METAL SIDING
70 sheets, 20'L $350.
Used. Call Gary
863-610-8693.



RUG 8x5', dk. blue, It blue
and tan square, very nice,
like new, $35. 239-634-
4040.





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




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.

Furnture 610


GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $350 863-467-
0627.
KEYBOARD & STAND Yama-
ha PSR-280, 61 full size
touch sensitive keys, etc.
$99/neg. 239-634-4040:
PIANO ACCORDION
Beautiful, Full size.
Excellent cond. $500.
(863)763-7206.

PIANO- Kimball Spinet,
must sell, very good cond,
recently tuned, $550 neg.
(863)675-2596.



BABY BUNNIES
(10) $50.
Will separate.
(863)983-9678.
CHIHUAHUA
2, (F), 8 wks old,
Purebred.Shots up to date.
$250. (863)675-3915.
Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) bik. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112
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.



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


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
31/2" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098
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.
TOOLBOX- 7 drawer Snap-
On roll away, like new
cond, 3'Hxl8"Dx26"W,
$450. (863)467-7753.


STAR WARS I, II, 111 Col-
lectors tapes, signed by
Darth Vader. $60 Firm.
(561)629-3781.


SR. CITIZEN Needs
Shed, Semi Trailer.
Whatever! Reasonable!
(863)763-0072


Agriculture

[: EI -.!

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


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



BAR-B-QUE GRILL,
Attached to a Tandem
Axle Trailer. $350.
(863)675-9243/673-0920

LAWN MOWER PARTS-
Snapper, BS, Tesch, Mur-
ray, all new, $350 for all.
(863)763 3951.

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CLUB CAR 93' completely
redone in 2001, wheel
covers $1300 neg
(863)946-0490
GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.



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



MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new; never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
(239)292-1153.



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SHUTTLE SCOOTER
3 wheels, Exc cond see Bill
at American Roofing $850.
(863)763-6699.


.AWNINGS, 4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
CEMETERY LOT Forever
Glades 1500 Airport Rd
Belle Glades FL $400 561-
924-2502/996-0939
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on' cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863
Fifth Wheel Base & 2100
PSI Powerwash, $325 will
sell separately. (863)946-
6660
HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.
KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property '130
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1(10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wnmted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



" ELECTRICAL
SUPPLY BUSINESS.
Complete Inventory,
Fixtures and Shelving
Throughout.
Located .1 ml. N. of
LaBelle, on State Rd.
29 in Maple Corner
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)209-9800; Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.



BY OWNER, 2 Parcels near
Jacks Branch. 20 ac'home-
site/pasture $289,000. 20
ac Private Paradise, Cabin
Under Oaks $495,000
(239)462-2158.


BEAUTIFUL RIVERVIEW
HOMESITE- Build.. your
dream home on this prime
location in LaBelle, with a
gorgeous view of the river
and waterfront park. Cor-
ner 4 lots on CR78 and
Avalon Ave, reaching to
Magnolia Ave. Total ap-
proximate, size 180Oft deep,
by 113.5 wide, $150,000,
(863)517-0977.



BEAUTIFUL WOODED &
SECLUDED 2 ACRES For
those who love there
privacy. Build your dream
home or bring your mobile
home to this great location
in LeBelle just 3 mi W of
town. Off Hwy 80 on
SPhillips Rd backing to
Murray Rd. Approx size
219.18'W X 397.50D.
$95,000. 954-817-1112 or
863517-0977.



CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.
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day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
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Trestle Desk
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
Desks Package (No. C77)
Four other projects ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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Okeechobee Livestock,
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
STues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 915
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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

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







Medical Office
for Lease in
Belle Glade
8 exam rooms,
private
physician's office,
separate waiting/
reception area,
turnkey, 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


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3lM/211-kOVER 3,000UIVNGSQ. jL vT "P 1,t li acre in 1.)tJQl, 4 '., Bring to own a .25 acre lot on a private
(@ $225,000 ri U .. iflA W I...-., Us An Of r! lake for $15K Only a few left.
5 Acres Lk t' ',aUlllk 1 ,ul ij' i 5.24l..
Wllnui in saJb,,,r, .lakePort 34 acres!! Fencd/cross- SCfltiT.RIpefEVD.It' \e linen'
fenced.. 2 acre oak tree nursery. Too l,,oTwNr.. In1r1f_' 4 Lao
much equipment to list. Rare find ., [eal ell Through$96.9k'97Mobile '
AR TI \a) $20Kper acnm home w/ 4/2.5 on 125 acres in acres and carport @$ S71K.
3bd/2 w lIJL enced, Location location! 3/2 o Del Monte Montura ranch Estates $96.9k
almo i I, ,' a $64.9K ., i hen. NewistingLakeport
NewlITml. h r r'ood, L.it rrunk'ir., r I~Reuced 4 Business Oppotunity 2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
edon inI '.1dJ 6 Dupexes in Moore Haven Irot Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great acres. Huge deck & screened
$59,5& ii... Occupancy, CBS construction, Great Location on HWY 27 $209.9K porch. Just bring your tooth-
niVstment opportunity at only $375K Flaghole f'l Rautful brush! $89.9K
,..-,,,,j illi SUOL/A, 'l.,;M '.* .tptliv i t 1 3/2 th1 I 330+/-Aacreanch!bImproVwd
Pioneer Imtation 2/2 m/hn on 2.5 AMu-s, SAA .aaiiuii
l 14 Brand NewlHomes to be acres. Private and secluded. Fully fur- MH(Ion .it(,L Il .. rifiul _1 r., ad
built on Texas Ave., 3bd/2ba, CBS, nished Look Reduced to $ 69.9K $SI9.9K
1,673 sq. hI Sn..,i..l h |n.nung ) -c, Ml New lslg! Don't miss out on
available ai:i. it .. idl, )- Aa'2PNPN this brand new 3/1 framniehorne
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Sky Valley of Clewiston i-as,.k Uw .,I M I CBS Beautiful Hardwood floors fixtures. Ready in March
2 miles just outside of town, Flaghcle 3/2 Home om 1.15 ac. 5 stall Great location Reduced@ c'. $133J3k
Deed Restricted Development, horse bam w/taTckrm @$1249K sSLK ."
eeee Handyman Needed Fire dam- Ne'n t pe 4pjy rkirt
10 acre lake, 82 lots (1/3 to aged home on lot for $15K l
1/2 acre), Starting in the Tlh .s% r' ri lIa T
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Inc., Beverly Hills C.A. CALL ME AT
677-1441


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11 l l- 12 1 .1 61 I $ i, L' i i...., ,, V K d
MHYC 3bd/2ba, Fully furnished, i..ifi'. mhied, IFraich doors to
Attached Workshop w/Complete i..-ii. ", Oih,'10K
AC. Includes clubhouse andtpool
accessibility. Block away friom New listing! MH in MIZRE @ S73K,
river @ $143,000.00 ,. i,,,,,, i, ni. .. w A/C, paved
Twin lakes Blvd 3bd/2ba MI11, ti, i.. .1.i ... cres
Great for fixing up, indudes tool
shed, don't miss out on this WEWICOMEIHERTO OUR TEtAM
unbelievable deal! @ $35K I SHE TS FROM BFU.EGLADE AND
New Listing! 2bd/2ba hard- WI LSRVIETE TAT AREA
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tern @ '54.9K
MonnIrk Q ,lhltes 3/2 on Jerry
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Newly Renovated 3bd/2ba
wood, tile, & carpet flooring, new
pool & pool cage, new appliances
- Don't miss out on this GREAT 5 261 4 WW
DFAlt$125K
Want to Invest? Pioneer 1.33 acres More Haven, in ground
Plantation. 2.5 Acres, wooded @ pool, many cu-j. 11 -1i.e itl i,_i I
S35K neighlx'ihx.' .i ,1 l'IM
Pioneer Plantation S Acres,
wooded, fenced off @ ,S80K 2.5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod-
.li..tt. r -l,_ hari, cul de sac in Moore
Crescent Oak "l'ownhomn.s -,, '.i I,'. i
New Construction ..'' t i 1841 WE WILCOME HIM TO OUR TAAM. HE
sq.ft. w/garage. ONLY2 Le./4! e S Is wCMOORE HAVEN .NDw wE.vIY-
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further details! BEL GLADE AREA,


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Look No Further We have
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Haven on the Caloosahatchee
River for $.155K
BEAUTIFUL 4/2 Mobile
Home on 1.09 Acre, Fenced @
$85.9K


going @ S1.35K
Looking for Hunting Land?
1294 acres w/ beautiful cit-
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Wanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us
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Bayberry LoopR 3
4 Bedrooms. 2 Bath CBS Home wsth Targe

RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON hA .' -lt :';, '.tE00R
* Bank Foteciasures- c* s 'et in h fi B 'H ,1 i,.pls ,, t
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* 3BR. 26A. fH oa m ialmlade e $275,000


*3BR. 2BA'withpool 3135,000
SNew construcion on Bayberry
Loop. 4 BR, 2BA, Many Upgrades
$ 265,000
*4BR. 28A. MH Sherwood dS0DNew
Upgradas $79,000
S4BR. 2BA, IH wLot
Reduced to $24,500
*4BR. 3BA. *v'P,:' ,iii, r;d;,:. od
Pej I I, $ei') tiln
MONTURA
* 38R.2BAon t9AB.Reducedlto 360000


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4 NewHomes 3BR. 25 .lake 5
We Have Moe Lots Under 2 k" $89,500 000
Contract Calt for Details 3BR2 'sat 8 Lots Zoned R1-B
*PE^nj VZwwoo $250,000
N e f l 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
4=3 0BA MO TU7IRA $300,000
4BE, IBA $75,000
3BR, 1BA $84,900 3BR, 2 S3(D! $75,000 Belle Glade Grocery
2 2 Pioa'2 Store $130,000
2B $S01Iq000 $32,000 Commercial Building
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$87,500 Ha. .ACREAGE
Moore Haven Yacht Club Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
Lot w/etrees $26,500
3BR, 2Ba, Ridgdill $67.500 w mobile home, 3 lots only
$ 106,000
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299.



Golf View Home $249,900.
Spectacular new Carolina
mountain home at 18 hole
course near Ashville, NC.
Enjoy mild climate, great
golf, low taxes, low cost of
living! Call toll-free
(866)334+3253 x790
www.cherokeevalley.com.


Grand Opening! OCALA
AREA 20+ ACRES Only
$259,900. Orig. $269,900
SAVE $10,000 during
Grand Opening! Gorgeous
mix of pines, oaks &
meadows in spectacular
country setting just west
of Ocala. Ample rd front-
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Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
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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-
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3154, ext. 608. Sunset
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5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355

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Mobile Homes



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90 Redman DblI 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




OF CLEWISTON


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$69,900



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& LAND
Call 863-228-1405


Recreation




Beats 3005
Ca re/IeRVs .3010
J---m s -3015
Marin Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035






BOAT, MOTOR, TRLR- 16'
fiberglass, open deck,
35HP/OB, tilt tdr, console
steering, nice cond, w/all
extras, $950. neg.
(863)635-2683.

BOAT, V-Bo'ttom, aluminum,
needs TLC, $100.
(863)635-3465


KAYAK- 2 person Ocean
Kayak, w/paddles and
seats, $450. (863)673-
2350.

LUND 2001 16'6" w/'03
Suzuki motor & trailer. Used
very little. $11,000 neg.
863-467-9157/634-2866

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classfl.html or mailto:
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RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
'best offer. 772-621-9792

Ranger Bass Boat
90hp motor, w/trailer
Asking $3,000
See at Uncle
Joe's Fishhouse
863-983-9421


SCOTTIEC '67- 27ft, with
trlr, cutty cabin, engines
do not work, $2400 neg.
(863)763-3451.

STARCRAFT DEEP V- 15',
w/trlr, late model Evinrude
48HP, trolling motor,
many extras, boat cover, 2
'new batteries,) $2500,
(863)824-0048.

TRI HILL 16', Fiberglass,
30HP Evinrude, trlr, depth
finder. & extras. $1,100.
Call (863)357-3203.

ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
5lass bottom, $150.
561)629-3781.


GIANT RV- SELLOFF- #1
Selling RV's- Remaining
2004 Models...Low Selloff
Prices- Florida's Motorho-
me- Towable Headquar-
ters- Giant Recreation
World. Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800 893-2552. Orlando-
800654-8475.

Holiday Trailer Sales
Has Big Discounts On
15 New Brechenridge &
Woodland Park Models.
New 8' & 12' wide
models ready for
immediate delivery.
Several clean, used
travel trailers & 5th
wheels from $2,995.
Holiday RV and
Trailer Sales
19710 S US 41
between Alico Rd &
Corkscrew Rd. off 175.,
Ft Myers 239-590-0066
& 1-888-623-2186
JAYCO PU CAMPER '97- 8'
crankup, like new, AC,
awning, outside shower,
$4295 (863)946-1219.




RADAR- JRC, #1500MKII,
LCD, 16 Naut. Point Miles,
brand new, in orig. box
$890. (863)382-3557.




MARINE RADIO
For Weather &
Communication $40.
(863)675-1464.



YAMAHA TTR125 DIRT-
BIKE, '02- 4 stroke, good
cond, hardly ridden,
$1300 (863)261-2263.



36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10x20 Deck on
Canal @ Uncle Joe's
fish camp access
boat ramp @ Rim
Canal has roof AC,
Cent, gas heat fully
furnished storage
building 8x10 on
Cement pad.
$20,000
(910)443-5071


Automobiles


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK LIMITED 1993
All power. Factory top.
Good condition. $2000
772-359-5144
CAMARO, 1994- asking
$1300 or best offer.
(863)357-3633.

CHEVY MONTE CARLO LS,
'96, 2 door, auto, loaded,
w/options, $2500.
(772)461-9536
CHRYSLER 5TH AVE, '85-
black, runs great, 108K
mi, asking $1000 or best
offer. (863)467-1110.
FORD TAURUS, '98- 6cyl,
cold AC, all power, $3700
or best offer. (863)673-
6209.
GEO METRO, '94, 2 dr, cold
a/c, .exc. cond. $1300.
(772)461-9536

LINCOLN 1997, 4 Door,
1 Owher, Good condition.
$4000 or best offer.
863-467-9157/634-2866
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classfl:html or mailto:
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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.




Ford Bronco '89, cold a/c,
mud tires & alum rims, 4
whl dr., great cond.,
$4500. (863)447-0941
FORD BRONCO II, '86-
runs, needs some work,
$450 or best offer.
(863)634-5113.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer 88
Runs good. Ideal For Dune
Buggy or Can be fixed up.
$600 863-673-0920.



CLUB CAR,Good cond.


good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 .
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
Melex Golf Cart
36 volt,
$900.
(863)234-1230.


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hsp,. fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
.$900. (863)692-2229.


DODGE 4X4 SPORT, '98- all
power, lift tires, rims, lock-
er gears, $7600 neg.
(863)673-2392.


DODGE QUAD CAB 2002
Exc cond., Extra's. Must
see, 1 Owner! $18,000.
Neg. (863)946-1728.



FORD EXPLORER ,92- new
5spd trans,. new starter &
exhaust system, $2500.
.(863)357-1078.



Public Notices




PubUc Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



Buckhead Ridge Mosquito
Control District
Is excepting bids for clean up and
removal or canal debris, in Buck-
head Ridge, approx. 5.5 miles of
canals.
Send Bids to:
Buckhead Ridge Mosquito
Control District
682 Hwy. 78 West
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Telephone/Fax (863) 763-7840
552681 ON 2/8 CGS 10

CAR AUCTION
On MARCH 2, 2005
@ 8:00 AM
1999 TOYOTA
Vin #JT3GP10VOX7064928
Economy Body Shop Inc.
2240 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104
549905 CB/CGS 2/17/05

CAR AUCTION
On FEBRUARY 28, 2005
@,8:00 AM
1996 DODGE
Vin #1B7FL26P2TS590003
Yoder's Towing
2068 Davis Blvd.
Naples, FL 34104
549944 CB/CGS 2/17/05

February 2, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
04-05-05
Sealed bids will be received by the
City o Clewiston, 115 West Ventu-
r' 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-
ion of an 8' x 28' aluminum floating
dock with two external pile guides,
one at each end; two comer ump-
ers, 4 linear foot vinyl bumper. All
materials furnished and all work
performed shall be in accordance
with the specifications pertaining
thereto, which maybe examined at
City Hall, 115 West Ventura Ave-
nue, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Each bid must be in a sealed enve-
lope and cleady 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-
sponsibility shall be attached to any
officers for the premature opening
of a bid not properly addressed and
identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the
right to hold all bids for saxty days,
and to reject any and all bids, with
or without cause, to waive techni-
cal errors and informalities, 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
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 the fol-
lowing property In HENDRY
County, Fonda, to-wit:
LOT 18, BLOCK 2162 OF PORT
LABELLE UNIT 4, PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 86, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your wntten defenses, if any,
to it on DOUGLAS C. ZAHM,
PA., 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
(301 days after the first publica-
tion of this Notice of Aclion, 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


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Draft Air Permit No. 0510003-029-AC
United States Sugar Corporation
Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery
Boilers 4 and 7 Modified Oil Firing Systems
Applicant: The applicant for this project is the United States Sugar Corpo-
ration. The applicant's authorized representative and mailing address is:
Mr. William A. Raiola, Vice President of Sugar Processing Operations, Unit-
ed States Sugar Corporation, 111 Ponce DeLeon Avenue, Clewiston, Rod-
da 33440.
Facility Location: The existing Clewiston Sugar Mill and Refinery at the in-
tersection of W.C. Owens Avenue and State Road 832 in Hendry County,
Florida.
Project: On June 6, 2003, the Department issued Permit No. 0510003-
01 8-AC to modify the existing oil tiring systems for Boilers 4 and 7. The
modifications for Boiler 7 are complete and the unit has demonstrated sat-
isfactory compliance. Equipment problems have delayed completion of the
modifications for Boiler 4 and Permit No. 0510003-018-AC expired on May
1, 2004. The applicant requests an extension to December 31, 2005 to
complete modifications related to Boiler 4. Because the original permit ex-
pired, the extension will be granted as a minor modification with a new
public notice.
Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject
to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Stat-
utes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-212 of the Florida Adminis-
trative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permit-
ting requirements and air permit is required to perform the proposed work.
The Bureau of Air Regulation is the Permitting Authority responsible for
making a permit determination for this project. The Permiting Authority's
responsible for making a permit determination for this project. The Permit-
ting Authority's physical address is: 111 South Magnolia Drive, Suite #4,
Tallahassee, Florida. The Permitting Authory's mailing address is: 2600
Blair Stone Road, MS #5505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400. The Per-
mitting Authority's telephone number Is 850/488-0114.
Project File: A complete project file is available tor public inspecton during
the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. reto 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fn-
day (except holidays), at address Indicated above for the Permitting Au-
thority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical
Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application, and the nforma-
tion submitted by the applicant, exclusive of confidential records under
Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons ma contact the Permitting Au-
thority's project review englneerfor additional information at the address or
phone number listed above. A copy of the complete project file is also
available at the Air Resources Section of the Department's South District
Office at 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901-
3381. The South District Office's telephone number Is 239/332-6975.
Notice at Intent to Issue Air Permt: Fthe Permitting Authority gives notice
of its intent to ssue air permit to the applicant for the project described
above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of
proposed equipment will not adversely Impact air quality and that the pr-
fet will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, a2-204,
62-210, 62-212, 62-296, and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will
pssue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed
Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing in filed
under Sections 120.69 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment re-
ceaved In accordance with this notice suits n a different decision or a sig-
3 nificant change of terms or conditions. '
Comments: The Permitting Authormiy will accept written comments con-
cerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period aof fourteen (14) days from
the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be
provided to the Permitting Authority a Th e above address. Any written com-
ments filed will be made available foar public Inspection. If written com-
ments received result in a significantochange to the Draft Permit, the Per-
mitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, an-
other Public Notice. .
Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the pro-
posed permitting dec petition ision may petition formative hearan intra hearing in ac-
cordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. the petition must con-
tain the information set forth below and must be filed with (received by) the
Department's Agency Clerk in the Office of General Counel ofat the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Petitions filed by any per-
sons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3),
F.S. must be filed withintourteen (14) days of publication of this Public No-
tice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority
for notice of agency action may file petition within fourteen (14) days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A pemittoner
shall mall a copy of the petition to the applicant at the adidres indicated
above, at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file petition within
the appropriate time period shall contitute a waiver of that person's eight
to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to Intervene in this proceeding and partici-
pate as a party to it. Any subsequent Intervention will be only at the approv-
alt o the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.o t d t
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authori-
ty's action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name
and address tof each agency affected and each agency's file or dentifica-
tion number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the
peistioner, the name, address and telephone number of the pretsioners rep-
resentative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during
the course aof the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's
substantial rights will be affected by th agency determination; (c) A state-
ment of how and when the petitioner received notice of the agency action
or proposed action; (di) A statement of all disputed Is.ues-of material fact.
If there are nonetae petition must aso state; ie) A concise statement aof them
ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) A
statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require
reversal or modification of the agency'q proposed action; and, (g) A state-
ment of the relief to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not
dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action Is
based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall con-
tain the same Information as sot forth above, as required by Rule 28-
106.301, F.A.CG ; .7 ;
Because the adminIstrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, th.flling offa petition meansIthatithe Permitting Authorit 's
final action mayt be.ldffteretfrom the position taken bd it in this Public No-
tice of Interest to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial Interests will
be affected by any such final decision of the Permitting Authority on the ap-
plicateion have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in

Mediation: Mediation is not available tor this proceeding.
554102 CGS 2/17/05



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LI-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R.
GAMBLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSGINEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
Whose residence are/Is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if
any, In the above proceeding, with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a
copy upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address appears
hereon, on or before MARCH 21.2005 the nature of this proceeding be-
ing a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described
property, to wit:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE 32
EAST, HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: -
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY. BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 0842" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTIONd THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 0e937" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 706.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
If you fail to file your answer or written defenses In the above proceed-
ing, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 7th day of February, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Dlsabililes Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to partcipate In this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. It hearing impaired please call (8001 955-
771 (TOD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
553382 CGS 2/17,24/05


NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC WORKSHOP BETWEEN
THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,
THE HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF LABELLE
AND THE GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


Notice is hereby given that the Florida Department of Community Af-
fairs, The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners, the City Com-
mission of the City of LaBelle and the Glades County Board of County
Commissioners will hold a public workshop to discuss growth manag -
ment, comprehensive planning and related Issued for the Muse and West
LaBelle areas and the City of LaBelle from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fri-
day, February 18, 2005, at the LaBelle Civic Center, 481 WestHickpoch-
ee, LaBelle, Florida.
All Interested persons may appear and be heard with respect to the Is-
sues at said meeting. Anyone who might appeal a decision made by the
Board of County Commissioners may be required to furnish a verbatim
(word for word) record of the proceedings that Includes testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Board of County Commissioners
of Hendry County, Florida
W.C. "Bo" Pelham, Chair
City of LaBelle
City Commission
Sharon S. Cralchy, Mayor
Board of County Commissioners
of Glades County, Florida
K.S. "Butch" Jones, Chair
553942 CGS/CB 2/17/05


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'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 plainti 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 the 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 Sotheasterly 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 n 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
feetto 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 feetto former Eastedy 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 Beginning.
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, I will offer for sale all 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, subjectto
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 maybe to
the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execu-
tion.


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


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


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s. Unit-
ed American Lien & Recovery as agent with
power of attorney will sell the following ve-
hicle(s) to the highest bidder subject to any
liens. Net proceeds deposited with Clerk of
Court. Owner/Lienholder has right to hearing
and post bond. Owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien. All auctions held in re-
serve.

Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor facility.'
Cash or cashiers check will be accepted.
There is a 15% buyer premium. Any person
who is interested should call (954) 563-.
1999.

Sale date: March 11, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309

14573 1991 Dodge Shadow 2dr Vin #:
3B3XP65K1MT555136 r/o Hadrien L.
Berghmans, 8127 Gables Communs Dr.,
Apt 911, Orlando, FL Cust: Hadrien L.
Berghmans. 9090 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lau-
derdale, FL lienor: Mikes Garage & Towing,
2855 W Hwy 60, Okeechobee, FL 772-569-
0516 Lien Amt $2804.00

Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
554298 CGS 2/15/05


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. LANDCASTERjf alive, or i dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and allparties
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 against you and you 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, Forida 33935 on or before February 22, 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you forthe relief sought in
this Complailnt

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, Attomey 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
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA


IN RE: Estate of
WILBERT J.'CONRAD,
Deceased


Case No.: 2005-021-CP


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Wilbert J. Conrad, deceased, File Number
2005-021-CP, by the Circuit Court f6r Hendry County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which Is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, Florida 33975;
that the decedent's date of death was January 7, 2005; that the total val-
ue of the estate is $24,978.79 and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned by such order are:
Name: Address
Arie E. Conrad 1060 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33975
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: -
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims
or demands against the estate of the decedent otherthan those for whom
provision for fullpayment was made In the Order of Summary Adminis-
tration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice Is February 17, 2005.
Arie E. Conrad Alison C. Hussey
10620 Park Drive Florida Bar No. 0116165
LaBelle, FL 33935 PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Arid E. Conrad
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBalle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5600
553399 CGS 2/17,24/05'

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN050081
STA 1W NORTH PERIMETER LEVEE REPAIRS, PALM BEACH COUNTY,
FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids
through the Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club
Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, for STA 1W North Perimeter
Levee Repairs, Palm Beach County, FL on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at
2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and
publicly read. This project involves repair of approx 6,700 ft of levees, in-
cluding eastern section of N. Perimeter Levee & STA-1W Inflow Levee.
Removal of vegetative debris & rocks, backfill & compaction, installation
of riprap & gabions & seeding. Directions: Site Is located approx 2 miles
SW of the Intersection of SR 80 & CR 880. An OPTIONAL pre-bid confer-
ence will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at SFWMD
Pump Station S-5A Conference Room located on Southeam BlvdJS.R.
80, West Palm Beach, FL 33470. For directions call (561) 682-2813. A
site visit will Immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders
(RFB). Interested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by
downloading it for free from our websilte www.sfwmd ov. by obtain-
ing a set for $14.00 at the above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or
by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 00-472-52. The public is invited
to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of t Is solicitation
can be obtained at our web site www.sftwmd.gov.
554328 CGS 2/17/05


Early Voting for Belle Gtade
The City of Belle Glade will hold "Early Voting" prior to its March 8,2005
municipal election. All eligible voters may cast their early ballot at Bela
Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., West, Palm Beach
County, Florida, on the following dates and times:
Monday, February 21, 2005, through Saturday, February 26, 2005,
starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.;
Monday, February 28, 2005, starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00
p.m.;
Tuesday, March 1, 2005, through Saturday, March 5,2005. starting at
10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m.; and
Monday, March 7, 2005, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 6:00
p.m.
Early Voting will not be open on Sundays.
To reduce waiting time, bring our voter identification card, driver's l-
cense, or some form of photo identification bearing your signtuc. How..
ever, all Belle Glade registered voters will be permNfited to vote, even If you
fall to bring proper identification, by completing the required affidavit veri-
fying your identity.
Only those qualified registered voters living within the corporate iknits of
the City of Belle Glade may vote In City ectons.
CITY OF BELLE GLADE
DEBRA R. BUFF, CMC
CITY CLERK/SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
554312 CGS 2/17,24;3/3/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-989-CA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLARA C. SPENCER, et us, atel al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puisu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgement
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on February 2, 2005 In this
case now pending in said Court,
the style of which is indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
ae Hendry County Courts build-
Int); LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the 2nd day of March,
2005 the following described
property as set forth in said Order
.or Final Judgement, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK 2149, PORT LA-
BELLE, UNIT 4, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 86, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ORDERED at HENDRY County,
Florida, this 7th day of January,
2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By:/S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
553163 CGS 2/17 24
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERA L. LATTY
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 addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSON ARE NO-1
TIFIED THAT:
'Allipersons on whom this notice Is
a.'.served who. have objections that
challenge the validity of ire Win
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 OFTHE 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..
Attorney for
Personal Representative;
Melanie A. McGahee, Esquire
417 West Sugadrand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Telephone: (863) 983-1677
Fax: (863) 983-1973
Florida Bar No. 0962694
Personal Representative:
Uoyd Bailey
806 Della Tobias Way
Clewiston, FL 33440
550949 CGS 02/10,17/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY
Case Number 04-245-CA
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A.,
Plaintiff
vs
MOSES PARKER
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Order of Final Judgement of
Foreclosure dated February 3,
2005 entered in Civil Case No. 04-
245-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Court in and for
Glades County, Florida, wherein
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
F.A., Plaintiff and MOSES PARKER
are defendantss, I will sell to the
'highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE
GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
MOORE HAVEN, FLORIDA, AT
11:00 A.M. on March March 3,
2005 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judge-
ment, to-wit:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 51, CITY
OF MOORE HAVEN AS DESCRIBED
IN THE REVISED MAP OF THE
TOWNSITE OF MOORE HAVEN,
ACCORDING TO RECORDED
MAPS OR PLATS THEREOF IN THE
PUBLIC. RECORDS. OF GLADES
COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER
WITH A 1979 DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME, COSGART 010453A/t
B, SERIAL NUMBERS: 17938281
AND 17938282 PERMANENTLY
AFFIXED THEREON,
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISA-
BILITY WHO NEED ANY ACCOM-
MODATION IN ORDER TO PARTIC-
IPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU
ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CER-
TAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CON-
TACT GLADES COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 500 AVENUE J, MOORE
HAVEN, FL 33471 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RE-
CEIPT OFTHIS NOTICE OF SALE: IF
YOU ARE HEARING IMPAIRED
CALL: 1-800-955-8771; IF YOU
ARE VOICE IMPAIRED CALL: 1-
800-955-8770
DATED at MOORE HAVEN, Florida,
this 7TH day of February, 2005.
JOE FLINT
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Glades County, Florida
BY: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
553368 CGS 2/17,24


NOTICE OF
REGULAR MEETING OF T
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You ar hereby notid that e
Regular Meeting of the Board of
Superviors of the Central County
Water Control District will be held
2005 It 7.00 P.A atit MOnkfra
Clubhouse, Montura Ranch Es-
tates, State Road 833, Clewstoin,
Florida. *
The purpose of this meeting Is to
transact any and all business
which may come before bthe Board.
If a person decides to appeal the
decision of the Board of Supnrvi.
rs with respect to any maer con-
sideredat the public meeting or
hearing herein referred he or ile
may need to insure that a verbatim
record of the pracedos made,
which record lnclades the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the
appeal Is based.
551951 CGS 02/17/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of Florida Ru-
ral Legal Servces w hold its
next regular meeting on Saturday,
Febroa 19,2005,atthe Officeasof
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.;
at 1500 NW Avenue'L, Suite A,
BelOe Glade, Florida. e n
will begin at approx=matey 10.:30
A.M. for additional Iformation,
please call 1-800-476-8937. The
public Is invited to attend.
553631 CGS 2/17/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housig
Authority of the City of Bele Glade
announce that ther regular monthly
meeting is scheduled fr 5:00 P.M.
on February 22, 2005 at the Ad-
ministration Office In Osceola Can-
ter, 1204 NW Avenue L Terrace
Belle Glade, FL
554265 CGS 2/17/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public noticeIs hereby given that Fer.
guson Towing wil sell at pubic
Auction, free from all 'fior lens,
the following vehicles at
unclaimed in storage with chage
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point FL
33438 on FtmlS2y 24 051 M .
9:00 a.m. ..
1998 NeS GeMa 4-D.or
VIn #1N4DLO1DXWC118919
1983 Odrlsmonle Whlie 2.Dd4
Vin #1G3AR47A6DM347752
VIn #1IG4GM47A7GP231421
1995 Ford O res 2-fler
VIn #1FALP4044SF121994'
192Ford ilehwm 4-Doer
VIn #2FACP75W7NX206462
553935 CGS 2/17 24/05 "
STATE OF MICHIGAN
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT.-
WASHTENAW COUNTY
PUBLICATION OF NEAM
CASE NO. 04-ITNA
PETITION NO. Mn
TO: Gregory Slothur ond J3q/ l


89
A petition requesting the court to take
judrdMctian of the above named mi.
nor(s his been fitd In this court.
A hearing on the petition wi be con.
ducted by the court.on 3/1/05 6

9AM & 3/16/05 @ 1:30PM
2270 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, Ml
48104. .
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that
Gregory & Jaoquelne Stocker per-
sonally appear before thecort at
the time and place stated above.
This hearing may result in the Court
taking temporary jurisdiction of the
child.
553347 CGS 2/17/05
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CgLeACTION
CASE NO.: 204-78-CA
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS
TRACTION
SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITASKER
MORTGAGE CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KENNETH LEE HOLLAND, of
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN puru-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mot-
gage Foreclosure dated January
31,2005 and entered In Case No.
2004-798-CA of the Circuit Court
of the TWENTIETH Judicial Crollu
in and for HENDRY CoutFent orIda
where MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
AS NOMINEE FORTAYLOR, BEAN
AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE
CORP. is the Plaintiff and KEN-
NETH LEE HOLLAND: TENANT #1
N/K/N HAROLD SANFORD; TEN-
ANT #2 W/A BILLYWAOE are ti
defendants, I will sell to the higest
and best bidder fbr cash IN FON
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT. BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENF
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LAGELLE,
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 BLOCKIP, SEMNOLE
MANOR, ACCORDING TO TIE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 4 AT PAGES3
AND 94, OF THE PUIU
RECORDS OF HENIDY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED ON TH OM
AS A FIXTURE AND APPURTE-
NANCE THERETO:
1984 TWIN MOBiLE nOE
ID#'S: T26315701-A 5
T2831570B-B; TITLE #'1:
22645682 & k2M581.
A/IK/A 708 Bowen Rea, Cler.-
ton, FL. 33449
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on the Fetamf 2,

Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Coast
By: S. Hammond
In accodance wiN ti th dem
with DOte~llte, Ad, peeM
lion Ie partlcIpe In preI od-I
Ing homd conKOa lmdl
Court Adrflalstnaler whiwn
la located at Lee Ceedy JiIde






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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 17,2005
U U


Royal Palm Beach, FL Al Packer
Ford West has become one of the
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State of Florida. To show our gratitude
to the ones who got us there, Al Packer
Ford West is offering Open Invoice
Employee Pricing on every new 2005
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Certified Pre-Owned vehicle on the lot.


Al Packer Ford West this Thursday,
Friday, Saturday or Sunday and
present this advertisement, then
choose from hundreds of brand new
2005 Ford Cars, Trucks, Vans and
SUVs or from the largest selection of
Ford Certified Pre-Owned vehicles
offering a six year, seventy-five
thousand mile warranty.


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located on Southern
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or Belle Glade, your JilAMPI
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Thursday, February 17,2005