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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
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Creation Date: February 24, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, February 24,2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 No. 38


so New clinic planned for Pahokee


Class of 1995
reunion
The class of 1995 is plan-
ning our 10-year reunion and
we need your address. Stu-
dents, parents, and friends,
please contact us via e-mail
with current addresses so we
can mail out invitations. We
will need a head count before
any final decisions are made.
The reunion is scheduled for
Saturday, May 28. E-mail any
questions or information to
classofl995@hotmail.com.
This information is needed
ASAP!
Tri-City Forum
Representative Priscilla Tay-
lor will host a tri-city forum
Feb. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Belle
Glade City Hall, commission
chambers, and the public is
invited to attend. Thee meeting
will allow for discussion with
state representative Taylor,
South Florida Water Manage-
ments District, the Health Care
District of Palm Beach County,
and possible Workforce
alliance. Discussion will center
on some of the critical chal-
lenges facing the community
(Such as unemployment,
health insurance, job training.)
State representative Taylor
would be honored if all of you
could attend.
Golf Tournament
Glades Central Community
High School Criminal Justice
Academy is hosting its fifth
annual Golf Tournament, Sat-
urday,. Feb. 26, at the Belle
Glade Municipal Golf Course.
Entry fee $50. Prizes: -$100 for
1st place. $75 for 2nd place.'
$50 for 3rd place. For registra-
tion call (561) 996-6605.
Invitation to
retirement
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.
How can
we help day
"How can we help day"
sponsored by the Glades Inter-
Agency Network. The entire
community is invited to attend;.
everything will be free, enter-
tainment, refreshments and
gifts. Local agencies will be
available to provide their serv-
ices such as: Health care serv-
ices, Housing, After-school
programs, Education, Child
Care Programs, Human Ser-
vices, Community develop-
ment, Civic. Wednesday,
March 9, at South Bay Cox's
Park,. 105 N.W 8th Ave. 11
a.m.- 2 p.m. Contact Marian
McGhee at GCDC (561) 992-
9500 for additional informa-
tion.
See Spots Page 12

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Opinion . . . .4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE City officials are
excited with the prospect of
opening a new clinic in Pahokee
to meet the needs of the resi-
dents.
With the pledge of a clinic
modest in size, the participating
organizations are hoping that the
clinic will continue to grow and
serve the residents of the Glades
area.
.In a meeting with the Palm
Beach County Health Depart-
ment, the organization conveyed
its plans, in partnership with the
Palm Beach County Health Care
District, to locate resources i\ith-
in the city to provide heallhrcare to


residents.
According to Mayor J.P. Sasser,
since the official announcement,
the plans are moving along swift-
ly. The target opening date for the
clinic is March and the opera-
tional plans are firmly in place in
preparation of the date.
For Mayor Sasser, the news of
a clinic is a welcomed one.
For some time, city officials
have been pressing the district to
help it in its plans to bring in med-
ical service to the city. After its
hospital closed a number of years
ago, Pahokee's residents have
been without a proper medical
facility.
The district responded by
coordinating a plan with the


health department. Joining in on
the effort is St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Pahokee, which has
agreed to lend its facilities to the
clinic.
With a clinic having been run
in the church for the church's
members, the utilization of the
space at the church proved an
ideal starting point for the health
department and the district.
Though city officials maintain
that the plans are a modest start,
they are hopeful that the clinic is
successful and has an opportuni-
ty to expand its services in the
future.
As it stands, the clinic will fea'-
ture a host of services. Staffing the
facility will be two full-time med-


FCAT Rally: Three cheers for education


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
The Pahokee Elementary SAC and Pahokee Beacon Center joined to hold a pep rally at
the Pahokee Middle/Senior High Auditorium Feb. 16 to encourage all children to work
hard in preparation of the FCAT. With the cheering girls rallying the kids and their par-
ents to focus on passing the test, those in attendance, cries of "pass the FCAT" filled
the facility.


ical doctors, with a dentist and
oral hygienist at the clinic three
days a week. The clinic will offer
adult and pediatric and maternity
care. A clerical staff will be on-site
and, if space allows, the health
department will study the feasibil-
ity of offering WIC services at the
clinic.
The health care district will
take charge of funding the clinic
in Pahokee, with the health
department charged with the
operation of the clinic. Clinic
patients, when necessary, will
also be referred to Glades General
Hospital in Belle Glade for further
treatment.
City officials stress that the
hospital will be open to the pub-


lic, including residents of Paho-
kee and the Glades area who are
in need of medical attention.
Though ,it will be located at St.
Mary's Church, the clinic will
remain open to everyone.
The tentative opening is
scheduled for some time in
March of this year.
"I'm very happy that the
health care district is Working
with Pahokee to address the
needs of our residents, along with
the health department," said
Mayor Sasser. "I am extremely
excited by the response that I got
[from the health department and
the health care district]."
See Clinic- Page 12


Candidates



profiled here


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
(Editor's note: The follow-
ing candidates are among the.
nine who are running for seats
on the South Bay and Belle
Glade City Commission. The
election will be held March 8.
This is the first part in a two-
part feature.)
Valira Denise
Harrell
.Job: I work for the GEO
Group, formerly named Wack-
enhut Corrections. I am the HR
Manager here.
Seat sought: ;Seat 3- South,
Bay City Commission.
Clubs and Organizations:
NAACP. We may not call our-
selves a club or organization,


but we will be, the Class of '76.
Political experience: No.
What motivated you to run:
What motivated me were the
water rates they skyrocket-
ed. It was not presented to the
residents of South Bay like it
should have. My main concern
too is the management system,
we don't have none here in
South Bay. That's something
we need. People need to be
accountable.
Why are you the'best candi-
date: I think I have something
to offer to the city, my heart is in
the. right place. I care about
what goes,,on in this city and
what happens to it. It looks like
it's become like a dead town.
The town is just running with
See Profiles Page 12


Police crack



down on thefts


Pahokee Elementary teacher Ms. Harley's class performed a unique rendition of "I've
Been Working on the Railroad," with the actors throwing their tools to the floor after a
hard day's work, deciding instead to focus on learning.




GEO Group puts $17,500


toward local scholarships


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY With a check
for $17,500 handy, representa-
tives with the GEO Group made
a sizeable contribution in tax
credit scholarships to local chil-
dren, hoping that the money will
go to use by families who would
like to have a choice in their chil-
dren's educational opportuni-
ties.
Presented to Florida
P.R.I.D.E., the money will be
going to children of low-income
families in South Bay, Belle
Glade and Pahokee. With. it, the
students can choose to attend a
private or public school of their
choice to enhance their learning
experience.
The official presentation was
made at the Feb. 15 South Bay
commission meeting, with the


GEO Group offering the check to
the city where it has a branch of
operation.
"We feel that this contribu-
tion shows our company's
pledge to continue to strengthen,
our partnership with the city of
South Bay and its neighboring
communities of Belle Glade and
Pahokee," said Michael Ibezim,
deputy warden at the South Bay
Correctional Facility.
Kerri Vaughan, Managing
Director for Florida P.R.I.D.E. -
the nonprofit scholarship organ-
ization that will be administering
the funds for use in the area -
thanked the GEO Group for its
donation and noted the impor-
tance of scholarships for chil-
dren.
According to Ms. Vaughan,
the income tax, credit scholar-
ship program provides the


means for qualifying children to
do what they normally would
not be able to do: Attend a
school of their choice to better
their education. As it stands,
when deciding on the education
of their children, low-income
families cannot support an addi-
tional burden in transportation
or tuition costs to enroll their
children in private schools.
Working hand-in-hand with
corporate partners, the tax credit
sets out to solve that problem. -
When taking advantage of
the program, corporate entities
are provided limited tax credits
by the state for contributing to
the scholarship funds.
The program provides up to
$3,500 for tuition costs for pri-
vate schools and additional
See Donation Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A man
was arrested recently, charged
with theft of services, for mak-
ing use of a homemade
method of funneling water into
his home without paying for it.
According to the police
department, water theft is
becoming a more common
occurrence throughout the city
of Belle Glade.
To deter the continuation of
the criminal activity, the police
are cracking down on those-
caught stealing the water from
the city.
On Feb. 9, the police arrest-


ed 45-year-old Edward Jenkins
in connection with the crime
after being notified of the prpb-
lem by the city's water depart-
ment.
While checking a meter at
Jenkins' home on Southwest
Avenue B, a city employee
noticed a strange connection
hooked up to a water source
just outside the home.
The homemade conduit, a
bicycle tube connected to
another black rubber tube that
ran to the suspect's home, gave
whoever made it the ability to
steal water from the city.
See Water-Page 12


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
GEO Group representatives, were on-hand at the Feb. 15 South
Bay meeting to present a-$17,500 contribution to local schol-
arships through the tax.credit scholarship program. Students
in the area can use the money to pay for tuition and trans-
portation costs associated with attending a private or public
school of their choice. Pictured: Deputy Warden Michael Ibez-
im, Commissioner Shirley Walker-Turner, Vice-Mayor Esther
Berry, Commissioner Joe Kyles, Commissioner John Wilson
and Florida P.R.I.D.E. Managing Director Kerri Vaughan.








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, February 24,2005


and family of the bride and groom
are welcome. There will be a
reception following the ceremony
at the Lakeport Community Cen-
ter located on Red Barn Road.


Green-Phillips
Vanessa Green of South bay is
prouid to announce tJe engage-
ment of her daughter-Kina Green
to Arron Phillips of South bay. The
prospective groom is the son of
Johnie Mae and James Phillips of
South Bay and Pahokee. The wed-
ding is planned for Feb. 26, 2005, at
First Holiness Church of a Living
God, in South bay. The wedding
has an everlasting love theme. The
colors will be silver, white and red.
No pantsuits please. Family and
friends of the bride and grooni are
invited to attend.


Anita M. Amaral
Anita M. Amaral, 81, of Clewis-
ton, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at
Hendry Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Amaral was born in Hobo-
ken, N.J. and has lived here for
one year. Survivors include her
husband, Everett F. Amaral, of
' Clewiston; and son, Richard Gal-
lieoda, of Bricktown, N.J. Ser-
vices here held Feb.17, graveside
at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiat-
ing clergy was Father Ronnie
Sison. Akin-Davis Funeral Homes
in Clewiston is in charge of
arrangements.
Tommie Jean Dupree
Tommie Jean Dupree, 76, of
Hillsboro, Texas, died Sunday,
Feb. 13, 2005 in Hillsborp. She
was born Nov. 18, 1928 in Moore
Haven, the daughter of Thomas
Jefferson and Rebecca Lee
Dupree. She grew up and attend-
ed school in Moore Haven. She
attended Mount Berry College in
Rome, Ga. she moved to San
Antonio, Texas were she worked
for the U.S. Government Civil Ser-
vice. She worked at Norton Air
Force Base and then in Washing-
ton, DC, where she worked in the
Office of Special Investigation.
She moved to Texas where she
worked at Ft. Hood until she
retired in 1988. Survivors include
five sisters, Frances D. Harris, Lois
L. Green and husband Virgil, Flo-
rence B. Waldrum and Barbara A.
Dupree, all of Hillsboro, and Lor-
eita Anderson and husband Jerry
of Okeechobee; one brother,
Robert Dupree of Florida; niece,
Brenda Aguilar of Odenton, Md.;
and numerous other nieces,
nephews and cousins. Funeral
services were held Thursday, Feb.
17, at the Ortona cemetery in
Ortona, with reverend George
Henderson Jr. officiating.
Arrangements by: Akin-Davis
Funeral Home-LaBelle, and
Edens Funeral Home-Hillsboro,
Texas.
Joseph Dorsey
Edenfield
Joseph Dorsey Edenfield, 88,
of Canal Point, died, Feb. 21,
2005. He was born in Lyons, Ga.
and moved to Canal Point in 1935
where he met and married his
wife Roberta. They raised four
children in Miami and were foster
parents to over 180 children.
They retired to Canal Point in
1980. He was preceded in death
by his wife Roberta and his infant
daughter, Margie. He is survived
by his son, Richard (Nikki) of
Lantana; and daughters JoAnn
(Skip) Bowen, Emma Jean (Jim)
Lynch both of Port St. Lucie, Betty
(Dan) of Sacramento, Ca.; 11
grandchildren; 20 great grand-
children; two brothers Eddie and
Roy; and tw6 sisters Peggy and
Patsy. Services were held Feb. 23,
at Canal Point United Methodist
Church. Interment followed at
Port Mayaca Memorial Park, in

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Kevin Zarrella and
Amanda Rose Huff
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


lieu of flowers donations may be
made to Canal Point United
Methodist Church or Hospice
Palm Beach. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel.
Janet Fussell
Janet Fussell, 85, of Labelle,
died, Feb. 15, 2005, in Fort Myers.
She was born Dec. 29, 1919 in
Desoto County, to Adolphus
Rimes and Tomsie Katherine
Howard Rimes. She was a life-
long resident of Labelle. Sur-
vivors include her brothers, Del-
mar Rimes of Labelle, and J.L.
Rimes of Lehigh Acres; and sis-
ters, Elgin Shore of Clewiston,
Bobbie Jo Cline of Labelle, and
Laura June Wilson of Labelle.
Funeral services were held Feb.
18, 2005, at the Akin-Davis Funer-
al home in Labelle with Reverend
James Caves officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Fort Denaud
Cemetery. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Home,
Labelle.
Donald Wayne Green
Donald Wayne Green, 18, of
Clewiston, died, Friday, Feb. 18,
2005. Donald was born in Holly-
wood, and was a student at
Clewiston High School. Survivors
include his .parents, Curtis and
Anita GrtLen, of Clewiston; broth-
er, Christqaher Green, of Big
Cypress; step-brothers Billy Yates
and Oscar Yates both, of Moore
Haven; sister, Serena Green, of
Moore Haven; and step-sister,
Stormie Green, of Clewiston. Ser-
vices here held Feb. 22, 2005, at
the Church of God in Clewiston,
burial followed at Big Cypress
Cemetery. The officiating clergy
was Reverend Ronnie Davis. An
akin-Davis funeral home is in
charge of arrangements.
Beverly L. Harter
Beverly L. Harter, 53, of Moore
Haven, died, Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis.
Born Feb. 24, 1951 n Lyons, N.Y.,
Mrs. Harter had been a resident of
Moore Haven since 1991. She
attended the True Tabernacle and
enjoyed reading and puzzles. Sur-
vivors include her beloved hus-
band of 13 years Adeous Harter;
daughter, Pamela Harter of
Lyons, N.Y.; three grandchildren;
and friend; Errol Nevers. Friends
may call at Buxton's West Lake
Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy 27,
Suite .1, in Moore Haven on
Thursday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m.
until funeral service time at 11
a.m.
Dorothy G. Betzner
Keesee McEaddy
Dorothy G. Betzner Keesee
McEaddy, 76, of Belle Glade, died,
Feb. 19, 2005, at Glades General
Hospital. Dorothy was born July
6, 1928, to the late Louis Carl and
Zelma Lockmiller Betzner. She
lived her whole life in Belle Glade.
Dorothy retired from the Postal


Maria Teresa Lopez and
Robert Villarreal
Lopez-Villarreal
Maria Teresa Lopez and Robert
Villarreal will be joined in marriage
May 7, 2005. The bride is the
daughter of William and Rita
Lopez of Clewiston. The groom is


Service on disability after 30 years
and was a member of St. John's
Episcopal Church. Survivors
include her loving husband
James D. McEaddy; son, Jack
Keesee (Linda); daughter Mary
Katherine Keesee; granddaughter
Lynn Powell (Dwayne); and sis-
ter, Caroline Farrell of Winches-
ter, Va. She is also survived by
Nelson. Nelms, and all of his
daughters, they are also her
immediate family. She was pre-
ceded in death by her son Carl
Louis Betzner; ex-spouse, C.W.
Keesee; sister Glennea Moore;'
brother Charles Betzner;. and
great grandson, Wesley Clay
Powell. Interment will be in Ft.
Denaud Cemetery in LaBelle.
Juana Rosa Nart
Juana Rosa Nart, 61, of
Clewiston, died, Saturday, Feb.
19, 2005, at Hendry Regional
Medical Center. Juana was born
in Santa Clara, and was a home-
maker. Services were held .Feb.
22, 2005, at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes is in
charge of arrangements.
Richard Joseph Neely
Richard Joseph Neely, 71, of
Moore Haven, died Thuirsday,
Feb. 17, 2005 at his residence.
Born July 23, 1933' in Ashland,
Ohio, Mr. Neely had been a resi-
dent of Moore Haven since 1970.
He was retired after 30 years with
General Motors. He was a boat
builder, designer and captain for
40 years.'He was a member of
First Christian Church in Ashland,
Ohio. One brother preceded him
in death. Survivors include his
wife of 34 years, Mary Neely of
Moore Haven; son, David Neely
of Burke, Va.; and daughter,
Rebecca Kiel of West Palm
Beach. There will be no local
services. Memorial services will
be held at a later date in Port Clin-
ton, Ohio. All arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton's West Lake Funeral
Home and Crematory.
John Padgett
John Padgett, 92, of Pahokee,
died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005, at the
V.A. hospital in West Palm Beach.
Mr. Padgett was born in El Paso,
Texas in 1912. His family moved
to Pahokee in 1914. Mr. Padgett
was a graduate of Pahokee high
school class of '32. Mr. Padgett
joined the army in 1940 and was
captured on the island of Bataan,
and survived the Bataan death
march. He remained a prisoner
till the end of the war. He
returned to Pahokee and married
his wife, Bert. They later moved
to West Palm Beach in the early
60's. Where he and Bert were
members of the Grace United
Methodist Church, Mr. Padgett
retired from the state road dept.
Survivors include his brother,
Dan C. Padgett (Isabel) of Hamil-
ton, Ohio; sister, Alice P. Spooner,
of Pahokee; sister-in-aw, Lilian


the son of Refugio and Beatrice Vil-
larreal of West Palm Beach. The
wedding ceremony will be held at
Holy Name of Jesus Church in
West Palm Beach. The bride will
be given away by her father,
William Lopez. The maid of honor
is Amy Martinez of West Palm
Beach. Bridesmaids are Jessica
Thompson of Clewiston; Myra
Espinoza of Clewiston; and Clau-
dia Martinez of Clewiston. The
best man is Matt Beroni of West
Palm beach. Groomsmen are Eric
Villarreal of West Palm beach; Eric
Villarreal of West Palm beach;
Derk Migliavio of West Palm
beach; and Alex Matta of West
Palm Beach. The flower girl is
Savannah Naranto of Clewiston,
daughter of Joe and Melisha
Naranto. The ring bearer is Jose A
Reyes, Jr. of Miami, son of Jose and
Alma Reyes. After a honeymoon
trip to Coasta Maya in Mexico, the
couple will reside in West Palm
Beach. The groom is employed as
a Paramedic with Hendry County.
The bride is employed as a Realtor.


Padgett, of Pahokee; and many
nephews and nieces. Services
were held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005,
graveside at Port Mayaca Ceme-
tery. Reverend David Broadbent
officiated. Arrangements by
Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade.
Sarah Rowell
Sarah Rowell, 47, of Clewis-
ton, died, Feb. 11, 2005 in Ft.
Myers. She was born Dec. 11,
1957 in Leesburg. She was well
known as a loving mother. Sur-
vivors include her loving com-
panion, James D. Hull; daughter,
Nikki Sims Dalton (Michael); son,
Jolan Hull; siblings, Jeanette Har-
rison (Gene) of Darlington, S.C.,
Glenda Klein (Louis) of St. Cloud,
Pat Louise Barfield (Allen) of
Clewiston, and Arthur Rowell
(Jan) of Clewiston; 18 nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Sarah
Frances Rowell and father, Deats
Wilson Rowell. Funeral services
were held Feb. 14, 2005, at the
Labelle Church of God with Pas-
tor Art Van Zantan officiating.
Interment followed at Ft. Denaud
-Cemetery. Arrangements by
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes-
Labelle.
Walter Elick
Shortnacy
Walter Elick Shortnacy, 80, of
Fort Pierce, died, Friday, Feb. 18,
2005, at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center. Mr. Shortnacy
was born in Gadsden, Ala., and
has lived here for 31 years. Mr.
Shortnacy is survived by his son,
Donald Shortnacy, of Clewiston;
daughter, Rhonda Rowe, of Ft.
Pierce; brother, Clyde Shortnacy,
of Lepanto, Ark.; sister, Francis
Davis, of Live Oak; six grandchil-
dren; 10 great grandchildren; and
one great great grandchild. Ser-
vices were held Feb. 22, grave-
side, at Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Akin-Davis Funeral homes, Inc. is
in charge of arrangements.
George Weimer, Jr.
George Weimer, Jr., 90, of
Moore Haven, died, Wednesday
Feb., 16, 2005 at his daughter's
home. Mr. Weimer was born Feb.
10, 1915 in Cronia, Long Island,
N.Y. He was a member of the
Moose Lodge and enjoyed hunt-
ing and fishing. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Amanda;
son, George Weimer, III; and
daughter, Barbara Jean. Survivors
include three daughters, Jane
Dudas of English Town, N.J.,
Grace (John) Moffia of Milltone
Township, N.J., and Martha Cook
of Moore Haven, and Toms River,
N.J. A memorial service will be
conducted at the Buxton's West
Lake Funeral Home, 805 N. Hwy
27,'Suite 1, in More Haven on
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at 2 p.m.
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Latin beauties prep for competition


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE The stage is
set for a night of showcasing cultur-
al beauty, as the 2005 Miss Latina
beauty pageant is set for Feb. 26, at
the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
in Belle Glade.
The pride of the south lake com-
munities will begin taking the stage
at 7 p.m., with contestants compet-
ing in two different age-specific
divisions. The younger contestants
range in age from 15-17, while
young beauties ranging in age from
18-23 will compete against one
another for the coveted title of 2005
Miss Latina of the Glades.
The program is in its third year This yea
and has seen some minor changes
since its inception, but has reaped Hand Cu
bigger rewards for the contestants competitc
themselves, rounding c
According to Milagros Navarro, As par
head coordinator for the local pag- ,the Miss I
eant, the beauty pageant's philoso- potential
phy has remained the same, with local noto
the only changes being in the name Miss Flor
itself. potential ti
Originally called the Miss His- alcompeti
panic pageant in the first year, it All exp
was changed to the Miss Latina winner to
pageant in its second year when and intern
organizers bought into the nation- she will al,
ally franchised name in order to arship fror
open new doors for the young con- There
testants. gories, in
Ms. Navarro said it was then will be jud
necessary to rename the pageant nized by tl
this year to Miss Latina of the environmE
Glades, since the contest draws gown, anc


Flu season
Several strains of intestinal flu Washir
seem to be affecting people in our one of the
area in the past few weeks. It isn't tive ways
easy to completely avoid any con- of flu gem
tact with flu germs. Even if you by the Uni
never left your house, family mem- one group
bers might bring the germs home. hands five
According to the Center for Dis- were not
ease Control (CDC), flu germs can tions abo
live for up to eight hours on a sur- found the
face. That means you can catch the wash their
flu from someone who used the reduced t-
same shopping cart several hours The Ce
before. Flu germs have been docu- offers the
merited on surfaces such as door- ing the flu:
knobs and books. Just about any- *Avoii
thing a person touches could ple who
harbor germs. sick, keep


Engagement


Zalewski-Solomon
Charlene and Lawrence Staple-
ton of Moore Haven and Ralph
Zalewski of Milwaukee are proud
to announce the engagement of
their daughter Ann-Marie Zalewski
to Mark Solomon of Lake Worth.
The prospective groom is the son
of Linda and James Solomon. The
wedding is planned for April 30,
2005, in Jacksonville at the Immac-
ulate Conception Church. The cou-
ple graduated from the University
of Florida. The bride-to-be is.
employed as a Private Banking
Specialist with PHH Corp. The
groom is employed by Winn-Dixie
as a buyer. After the wedding the
couple will reside in Jacksonville.
Charlene Stapleton, Katherine May
and family will be hosting a bridal


Courtesy photo
r's contestants for the 2005 Miss Latina of the Glades will be competing at the Dolly
iltural Arts Center Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.


ors from all of the sur-
communities.
t of being involved with
Latina organization, the
can now move beyond
>riety to compete in the
ida pageant, with the
o move on to internation-
ition.
senses are paid for the
compete in the national
national competitions and
so receive a $1,000 schol-
m Glades Media.
will be three basic cate-
which the contestants
iged. They will be scruti-
he judges in an interview
ent, judged in an evening
I in beach attire.


linger
ng your hands often is
e easiest and most effec-
of preventing the spread
ns. One study conducted
ited States Army required
of soldiers to wash their
times a day while others
given any special instruc-
ut hand washing. They
it requiring the men to
r hands often significantly
he frequency of illness.
nter for Disease Control
following tips for avoid-
d close contact with peo-
are sick. When you are
your distance from oth-


Ms. Navarro said it is important
to understand that it is not a
bathing suit competition, but in
outfits related to beach attire.
Beauty pageants often find
themselves in, the midst of contro-
versy from those who see them as
exploitation, but Ms. Navarro said
that the opportunities to enhance
the lives of these young ladies are
very real.
"I never thought my daughter
would have gone as far as she did
when she was in this," she said.
"The exposure these ladies get
from different Internet sites alone,
creates different opportunities. My
daughter was invited to model just
from her pictures being on the vari-
ous sites."


SThe opportunities continue to
grow just by being involved with
the pageant and Ms. Navarro can
only wonder where they would be
if this particular pageant had started
a long time ago.
"I wish they had it around when
I was kid," she said. "It's a really
neat experience for the girls and
this pageant, in particular, really
offers a lot of cultural atmosphere
that Hispanic parents like."
Currently, a photo gallery of the
contestants is posted at
www.radiofiesta.com. Web surfers
can go to this site and cast a vote,
which will determine the Miss Pho-
togenic winner. Thus far, Ms.
Navarro said, there have been over
700 votes cast.


within Florida


ers to protect them from getting
sick too.
If possible, stay home from
work, school, and errands when
you are sick. You will help prevent
others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose
with a tissue when coughing or
sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick.
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth. Germs are often
spread when a person touches
something that is contaminated
with germs and then touches his or
her eyes, nose, or mouth.
According to the CDC, Influenza
virus is' destroyed by heat (167-
212iF [75-100iC]). In addition, sev-


eral chemical germicides, includ-
ing chlorine, hydrogen peroxide,
detergents (soap), iodophors
(iodine-based antiseptics), and
alcohols are effective against
influenza viruses if used in proper
concentration for sufficient length
of time. For example, wipes or gels
with alcohol in them can be used
to clean hands. The gels should be
rubbed until they are dry.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important. if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


Graduation


Courtesy photo
Ann-Marie Zalewski and Mark
Solomon
shower on March 12 at 2 p.m. at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church Recep-
tion Hall, all friends and family are
welcome to attend.


Clinton L. Kerr-
Clinton L. Kerr,.a 2001 gradu-
ate of Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School has been
selected for the National Dean's
List with a grade point average of
3.0. He is presently attending
Florida Atlantic. University in
Boca Raton, and will complete
his major (Human Resources
Management) in Term B of the
summer (August, 2005). Clinton
would like to honor the teacher
that inspired him the most while
attending Moore Haven Junior
Senior High School, Mr. Wayne
Aldrich, superintendent. Clinton.
is the son of Shirley Parker Brice


Courtesy photo
Clinton L. Kerr
(Leroy) of Moore Haven and
Michael J. Kerr (Samantha) of
Clewiston.


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clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.

How rude!
I live out at the Belle Glade marina and I just want to say thank
you to the person that wrote the article about the rude lady in the
office. It's a problem, and the city of Belle Glade really needs to do
something about it. We complained and complained. The city of
Belle Glade is really going to lose a lot of campers if something's
not done about her attitude.
Election follies
How ridiculous are the elections in Belle Glade going to have to
get before someone steps in and takes charge. You have someone
who number one, doesn't even live in the city running for the elec-
tion. He claims to be a doctor and is not a doctor. His signs don't
say paid political advertisement, they don't say what seat he's run-
ning for. I mean its just pitiful what has- to be accepted in Belle
Glade- it's wrong.

Good politician?
Belle Glade has finally done the right thing. Hats off to commis-
sioner Dan Garrett -, he had retained his seat unopposed. He
deserves not to have opposition. He is a good representative, he
stood up for all the citizens, of Belle Glade, some people do not like
him, simply because he speaks up for the people and is a good
representative. I support the things that are best for the city of
Belle Glade. He supports those things. He doesn't belong to the
good ol' boys club. He doesn't mind being alone, as long as he
does the right thing. Dan, I voted for you this time, and I will vote
for you again anytime. You give hope to the people. And further-
more, I would like to say he is a man of integrity. Well done, hats
off to you again we need more people like you in city govern-
ment. You are a true representative of the city we love so much.


Community Profile: Charles Inman


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Charles Ricardo Inman. I
guess my mom liked the I Love
Lucy Show,
Ricky Ricardo.
Q: Where
were you
born?
A: I was
born in Paho-
kee, at Ever-
glades Memor-
ial. We lived in
South Bay. At Charles
the time, Paho- Inman
kee's hospital
was the hospital that was deliver-
ing babies.
,Q: What doyou do?
A: Director of Parks and Recre-
ation. That consists of a lot of
things. Basically, offering recre-
ational and leisure activities to the
community, from young to old.
Q: What drives you?
A: Being that I was born and


raised here, and going off to col-
lege and being able to travel and
go off to other cities, it's frustrat-
ing to see that our city, our com-
munity not necessarily just
South Bay but the Glades as a
whole we don't have as much
as other cities have. Everyday I get
up I'm thinking we're getting just
a little bit closer to what we want.
What we want to have is what
everybody else has. Nice facilities,
the amenities of recreation. The
county doesn't provide recreation
in the Glades that's why each city
has their own individual recre-
ational department.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I'm a dedicated, hard-work-
er to what I do: Recreation, which
is my field. Committed to work-
ing. Shy. Soft-spoken. I can speak
out when I need to, I'll put it that
way, when it's necessary.
Q: What scares you?
A: I'm terrified of horses. I
don't know. I think I was trauma-
tized at the age of five or six. I was


this close, face to face with a
horse, and ever since then I'm
kind of reluctant. Just the look of
the horse. A horse is something
I've been scared of forever.
Maybe failure, not being able
to succeed at what I do. That's
scary sometimes. In this field, you
never know the direction or the
course it's going to take.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: R & B. I have to say I'm into
a little Frankie Beverly. I'm into R
& B and I'm into Jazz. If I pick an
up-to-date, someone like Usher,
R. Kelly. Songs that kind of get my
day going.
Q: What irks you?
A: Community participation.
That irks me everyday. We come
together in this community when
something's wrong or not going
our way, but at times when we
need to come together just for the
sake of backing our kids, this
community lacks that. That irks
me. I would love to see improve-
ment there. Just the community


getting more involved in what's
going on in the community, not
just when, like the water bill goes
up. We rally then, but other than
that, you can't get support out
here.
Q: What memory do you hold
dose to you?
A: My grandmother. Mary Lucy
Johnson Roker. That's who raised
me. She raised me. Her making
sure I get an education and doing
something with my life besides
hanging out. I know she used to
tell me, "Your mouth is going to
get you in a lot of.trouble." She's
gone now. She passed away in
1998. Not too long ago. I was
here. I came back home, she died
of cancer. She made me promise
to her, on her dying bed, to go
back to school and try to make a
difference. She passed away in
March of '98. In June I was back
in college. In May of 2000, I was
finished and back home trying to
get a job to make a difference.
That's something I'll never forget.


The awesome power of a heavenly touch


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Take a moment and examine
your hands. What do the backs
look like? What about the palms?
Reacquaint yourself with your fin-
gers. All of us learned early that
the hand is suited for more than
survival it's a tool of emotional
expression. The same hand can
help or hurt, extend or clench, lift
someone up or shove someone
down.*
Looking back on the history of
our hands, there are certain
moments we'd be proud of: Our
hands extending with a gift, giving
a caring caress, doctoring a
wound, preparing a meal, or fold-
ing in prayer. And then there are


those other times: Shots of accus-
ing fingers, abusive fists, hands
taking more than giving, demand-
ing more than offering, wounding
and hurting more than healing
and helping and loving.
Our hands are powerful. Leave
them unmanaged and they
become weapons: Clawing for
power, strangling for survival,
grabbing for gain, and seducing
for pleasure.
But manage them and our
hands become instruments of
grace not just tools in the
hands of God, but God's very
hands themselves. Surrender
them to the Lord, and these five-
fingered appendages become the
hands of heaven administering
heavenly touches.


People are hungering for these
heavenly touches. Some are starv-
ing for them. I've read a study
where scientists say that people
need the equivalent of 17 positive
affirmations or "good" touches
each day in order to thrive. Unfor-
tunately, many fall way short of
that number.
The emotionally healing touch
that Jesus gave to the leper in
Matthew 8:3 before He healed
him physically was a heavenly
touch. Such heavenly touches are
the touches God can give through
us to the lepers we encounter in
this world: The unpopular, those
who require a lot of patience to
deal with, those who are irritat-
ing, those who are lonely, those
who are depressed, those who


are ill, those whom you would
generally avoid for one reason or
another.
You may remember the story
about the statue of Jesus in a
French village after the World
War. The statue was in pieces, but
it was so loved by the villagers
that they decided to put it back
together. When the hands were
nowhere to be found, they
attached a brass plaque to the
base, with the words, "I have no
hands but .your hands." There is
truth in that statement. In many
ways, Christ has no hands but our
hands today.
Jesus used His hands to touch
the untouchables of the world.
Will you do the same?


Getting ready for Easter; Christian athletes-the spiritual kind


Claws and jaws,
This little bear seemed to like wearing his handlers cow-
boy hat, during the wild animal show at Brighton Semi-
nole Reservation Field Day, held Feb. 18-20 at Brighton
Reservation in Glades County.


By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D. +
Saint Martin's Church,
Clewiston News
Easter comes early this year. It
seems that I've hardly finished
with Christmas and already Easter
is on the horizon. Easter is the
Christian holy day it is the day
when we celebrate the Resurrec-
tion of Jesus.
Without that resurrection,
there would be no Christianity!
The promise of eternal life, given
by the witness of the one who
rose and promised that we would
follow, is ours because of his wit-
ness. The period before Easter is
commonly celebrated by many as
"Lent". That's an old word rooted
in the idea of "Lengthening"
because everyone knew in
medieval times that the days got
longer before Easter and the com-
ing of spring.
The tradition was to take it as


Briefs


Andy Riffle of the Native Village in Hollywood; holds a
baby alligator and a baby crocodile. He said both are
found in Florida. The crocodile has a more pointed snout.
The alligator of the same age is a little heavier, but the
crocodile is more aggressive, he said.





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ECMHSP accepts

enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' children
ages six weeks to five years. For
more information or for an
application, please contact Rosa
or Maria at (561) 996-2232, Mon-
Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at
2050 Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.

ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the
Glades community. These class-
es will be held in the following
locations. St. Mary's Catholic
Church-1200 E. Main Street,
Pahokee-Father John Marricante,
Priest; 1st Haitian Baptist
Church-200 S.W Avenue B. Belle
Glade-Rev. Morales St. Hiliare,
Pastor. Mary Ann Rogers-Bell is
the instructor for these classes.
Residents interested in attending
should contact Carmen Canales,
Elisabeth Joseph or Hilaria
Camacho at GCDC, (561) 992-
9500.

ECMHSP looking

for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room assistance and much
more. Volunteers are needed
Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-
2232 for more information on


preparation for Easter a time
for spiritual training like other
training that is done before a big
event. Just as the athletes train for
the big game or the big race, the
faithful spend time in spiritual dis-
ciplines getting ready for big
events too.
The Lord Himself set the
example taking 40 days before
He began His earthly ministry and
going into the wilderness
(Matthew 4:lff, Mark 1:12-13,
Luke 4:lff). In my life, and in
yours too, many an event is won
in preparation for it in advance.
The team that practices on the
field day after day and rehearses
all of the possible plays is likely to
be the winning team.
Pilots that I know practice
emergency situations in their air-
craft regularly, so that when a real
emergency happens, they are pre-
pared and lives are saved. People
prepare for operations by storing
their blood in advance, so that it is
ready when needed for surgery.


how to be a part of this excellent
and meaningful experience.

Hurricane relief

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

Migrant Head

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

Post-hurricane

counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age 17
and provides individual and family
counseling at no cost to families in
Palm Beach County. As hurricane
Frances and its aftermath has
heightened the problems and stress
level for families in Palm Beach
County, the Youth Service Bureau
wants to reach out to those families
and offer the help of licensed thera-
pists who will listen to their experi-
ence and help them cope. Any par-


Students who study all semester
do better than those who wait
until the last minute.
The first time I drove a car with
a manual transmission was a real
effort. Now it is second nature.
Spiritually, a time of getting ready
for temptation and a time of self-
discipline are the preparations
that help people get through the
difficult times. The victory comes
when the right choice is
rehearsed, practiced, prepared for
- and then what used to be diffi-
cult becomes easy.
Now is the time to get ready for
Easter now is the time to pre-
pare for a special moment and to
start to let the true meaning of
Easter begin to unfold. Each Mon-
day I read the lessons in our
Church schedule for the following
Sunday. I give myself all week to
think about some text that may
jump out at me, a passage that
piques my curiosity, a verse that
does not seem to fit or that says
something special.


ent or adolescent needing help
should call the Youth Service
Bureau office at 992-1233 (Glades)
to obtain an appointment.

Weight

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


During my weekly activities, I
reflect, do some research, pre-
pare some notes, make some
marks in the margin of the pas-
sage. When Sunday comes, I am
ready.
All week long, there are
thoughts and reflections at idle
moments; waiting for someone
to show up, when there is nothing
I want to watch on TV, while
doing something that does not
f require my concentration, while
driving from one place to another,
Paul talks about preparation
for a big event, "Do you not know
that in a race all the runners com-
pete but only one receives the
prizes? So run that you may
obtain it," (I Corinthians 9:24). He
tells us that every athlete exercis-
es self control in all things and it is
in that self-control, that discipline,
that practice that the victory
comes. Likewise in our spiritual
life. Now is the time to get ready
for Easter, so run that you may
obtain it in all of its joys and glory.


Wee Care has meals

Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the Child
Care Food Program. Children
enrolled id the center are eligible
to receive free and reduced cost
meals at no cost to the parent.
Wee Care is located at 209 SW 10
Street in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call (561)
996-6196.


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HCSO

makes two

drug busts
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee reported that the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office made a
pair of drug busts, with the first
one being reported Feb. 18.
The county's Criminal Inves-
tigative Division (CID) conducted
a search warrant at the residence
of Gilbert Valdez, located at 710
Oak Ave., in Labelle. During the
search, a felony amount of mari-
juana was discovered, along with
paraphernalia including a scale.
Also discovered in different
locations within the residence
was approximately $10,445. This
money was considered drug pro-
ceeds and subsequently seized.
Valdez was charged with Pos-
session of a Controlled Sub-
stance and bond was set at
$5,000.
Just a day earlier, Feb. 17, Clif-
ford Jermaine Pray, aged 18, of
Labelle, was arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine. CID conducted a
vehicle traffic stop on MLK Blv.,
in Labelle. During the traffic stop,
a bag containing suspect cocaine
was discovered next to the sus-
pect.
Pray gave a fictitious name at
the scene, however, his real iden-
tity was later discovered and it
was found that he was wanted in
Collier County for Failure to
Appear for robbery and aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly weapon.
No bond was set for the existing
charges, and a $10,000 bond was
set for the cocaine possession.
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Courtesy photos
Attorney General visits
Glades Academy
Attorney General Charles Crist and Mrs. Emilia Fanjul,
Chairman of the Board of Glades Academy were delighted
by the Kindergarten class with their visit to the school
recently. The children sang "You Are My Sunshine" and dis-
cussed their knowledge of the solar system. Mr. Crist visit-
ed the students in each classroom at the K-5 charter school.

















Attorney General Charles Crist looked on as the children
heard songs, poems, read essays on Abraham Lincoln
and learned about the supplemental classroom activities
provided through the READING FIRST grant in Ms. Bret's
third grade. The enlightening tour continued at Ever-
glades Preparatory School, the high school charter, also
located in Pahokee.
located in Pahokee.


Wanted
Fugitive
Crime Stoppers of Palm
Beach County Inc. is asking citi-
zens to help locate Arzavious
Jermaine Givens, alias Arzavious
J. Givens, Jermain Givens, Ger-
maine Givens, Arzadius Givens,
J-5, wanted for
felony failure
to appear on
two counts of
dealing in
stolen proper-
ty and grand cut



ure to appear
battery and three counts of fail-
ure to appear driving while
license suspended or revoked.
His date of birth is 12-4-81. He is
a white male, 6' 0" tall and
weighs 145 lbs. with black hair
and brown eyes. He has a tatoo
on his left arm. His last known
address was Davis Drive, Belle
Glade. His occupation is field
labor.
If you know the whereabouts
of Arzavious Jermaine Givens or
anyone involved in a serious
crime, call Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-458-TIPS. You can remain
anonymous and still receive a
cash reward of up to $1,000 if
your tip leads to an arrest. You
can also visit the Crime Stoppers
Web site at www.crimestopper-
spbc.com.
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The City of Belle Glade will hold "Early Voting" prior
to its March 8, 2005 municipal election. All eligible vot-
ers may cast their ballot at Belle 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 your voter identification
card, driver's license, or some form of photo identifica-
tion bearing your signature. However, all Belle Glade
registered voters will be permitted to vote, even if you
fail to bring proper identification, by completing the
required affidavit verifying your identity.

Only those qualified registered voters living within the
corporate limits of the City of Belle Glade may vote in
City elections.

City of Belle Glade


Debra R. Buff, CMC
City Clerk/Supervisor of Elections


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Basinger dates back to Seminole Wars


(Editor's note: This is the first
installment of a new weekly fea-
ture on the history of south-cen-
tral Florida. The series will
include interviews with longtime
residents. If you would like to
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By MaryAnn Morris
The first mention of Basinger in
Florida's rich history is actually not
the town or the fort, but an account
of young First Lieutenant, William
Elon Basinger, born in 1806 and
killed in 1835 during the battle
called the "Dade Massacre" in what
is now Bushnell during the Second
SeminoleWar.
Two years later, in 1837, Colonel
Zachary Taylor built the fort on the
Kissimmee River (in what is now
Okeechobee County) and named it
for the young lieutenant who had
died with valor in service to his
country.
Later Thomas Daughtrey
moved from north of the fort to five
miles south of the fort and lived
there, according to "History of
Florida" by VanLandingham and
Hetherington. The same book also
documents that Henry L. Parker
joined him around 1858; Noel
Raburn Raulerson, Sr. came in
1874, Shadrach M. Chandler came
in 1877 and opened a general store;
William Underhill, Shadrach's son-
in-law came about the same time.
People kept coming to the
Basinger settlement on the Kissim-
mee River. Then, county records
show there was a school started in
April of 1880.
During thle 1880's, steamboat
trade began on the Kissimmee
River, further linking Basinger to the
outside world of travel and trade. In
1901 James S. Walker was appoint-
ed postmaster. The post office was
located in Walker's General Store.
Even before 1910, land developers
found the area, selling the prairie
land north of town to unsuspecting
northerners for farming.
A railroad was built from
Kenansville down to a point called
Prairie Ridge, which was located
about 12 miles north of Baeinger.
But then farming predictably f1ed,
the railroad was abandoned and
the tracks taken up. The.old rail-
road bed is now the road called
Peavine Trail that runs north up
through Viking Subdivision to the
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State
Park and on into the park.
But Basinger didn't become a
complete ghost town. Other peo-
ple came later and here, memories
are shared.
"When I was about 10 and a


Courtesy photos/"History of Okeechobee County,"
by VanLandingham & Hetherington
The Steamboat Roseada, on the Kissimmee River, was one of the boats that served the
Basinger area.


Walker's General Store and Basinger Post Office is depicted in this photo from "History of
Okeechobee County."


Recollections
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half years old my family lived in
Eagle Bay," recalled Elda Mae Bass.
"My father worked in town. My
grandparents lived up in Basinger.
We used to go visit them every
weekend or every other weekend.
After they blacktopped Highway 98
we moved out there. With the road
blacktopped my dad could get to
work in town. We had just sand
roads then and you either bogged
down in the dry sand in the winter
or bogged down in the wet sand in
the summer. Got stuck either way.
"Then the hurricane tore out the


The special touch
Martha Jones of Brighton Reservation made dolls from
Palmetto fiber as part of the cultural exhibition at
Brighton Seminole Field Day.



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bridge over Chandler's Slough,"
she said. "We had to go all the way
around by what we called Nine
Mile Grade. That road runs
between S.R. 70 and Highway 98.
Today it's called 724.
"In those days you didn't drive
more than 35-40 miles an hour and
that was fast then. Everyone's cows
ranged free. Everyone's did. There
weren't any fences then. Cows had
the right-of-way. If there was a cow
in the roadand it wouldn't move,
you waited 'til it did. They said that
when school let out, teacher would
let out the bigger boys first to chase
away any nearby cows so they
wouldn't scare the little kids. It was-
n't until the 1940's that they passed
the law that you had to fence in
your cows," she said.
Mrs. Bass recalls battling mos-
quitoes: "Hated 'em. I just hated
'em. Our parents always said 'Don't
hold the door open!' And of course
I always had to wear long sleeves
for the mosquitoes and the sun too,
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"Then it got popular to have a
tan and like all the girls, I'd put on
baby oil with some iodine in it and
my mother had a fit. She said,
'You'll get cancer and you'll have
freckles big as a nickel and then
you'll be sorry.'
"We made sure the grass and
weeds were always cut in the yard
around the house and no flower
pots or other containers stood
around with water in them. At night
sometimes my parents would build
a fire outside so all the kids could
run around it and yell and carry on,
but the fire would keep the mos-
quitoes away," Mrs. Bass said.

"Then we had Gulf Spray in a
pump sprayer and we could spray
the rooms in the house to kill mos-
quitoes there.
"Progress will come whether
you like it or not you can take it like
.in a bag and squeeze tight, but you
'have to let it out sooner or Iater in
some way. But Florida doesn't ever
change, not really. Florida changes
you," said Mrs. Bass.


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Vietnam vets still being ignored


By Mark Young

MOORE HAVEN The long
journey home for our veterans who
served this country in faraway
South East Asia has been wrought
with perilous dangers, scorn of
those who they had left their loved
ones to fight for, and, at times, have
just been ignored.
It took decades for our Vietnam
vets to get their deserved welcome
home, and while the wounds of
the war have begun to heal within
a society that had literally split at the
seams, some veterans still feel they
are being ignored by the very gov-
ernment that sent them into harm's
way.
The story of Ted Ploehn has not
been an uncommon one, but the
fact that these kinds of stories are
still ongoing, raises concerns about
how the problems with Vietnam
veterans are translated over to our
current veterans putting their lives
on the line in the war on terror.
"That's what I'm concerned
about," said Mr. Ploehn. "I'm not
asking for treatment because of
any medals I've won. I'm asking for
treatment because I deserve it and
if it's happening to me, what's
going to happen when our veter-
ans come home now? What's
going to happen to them?"
Mr. Ploehn, a Silver Star recipi-
ent, is in a battle with the Veteran's
Administration (VA) over health
conditions that may be linked to
Agent Orange, a cancer-causing
substance used in Korea and Viet-
nam to kill vegetation. The agent
was often sprayed over U.S. forces
or in areas U.S. forces would soon
be moving into.
Mr. Ploehn is like thousands of
other vets who began suffering
from symptoms of Agent Orange
exposure, and like his counter-
parts,, the ensuing ill-health afflic-
tions have met with resistance
within the VA.
He has been diagnosed with
polyneuropathy, an incurable liver
disease often caused by exposure


to poisons. However, his initial
diagnosis by a private physician
was challenged by the VA medical
staff.
The first signs of liver problems
began to appear in 1973, at which
time Mr. Ploehn had a liver test per-
formed with another veteran who
was experiencing similar prob-
lems. Red flags were hoisted, as a
potential problem was noticed in
the tests.
"The doctor asked us both if we
drank, we said we did, and he told
us to stop or we would be dead in
two years," he said. "I quit drinking
that day in 1973 my friend didn't
- and I went to. his funeral two
years later."
In the early 80s, Mr. Ploehn went
in to have a specific test performed
for Agent Orange exposure while in
Grand Rapids, Ml, which displays a
number sequence indicating
whether or not there has been
exposure.
"The doctor took the computer
printout and apparently didn't like
what he saw," he said. "So, he took
a pen and started scratching out
numbers and wrote down lower
numbers than what was originally
on the printout."
Ultimately, Mr. Ploehn was diag-
nosed with his liver disease two
years ago, but the resistance from
the VA has continued.
Part of the problem may be
attributed to the length of time
between his service and his diag-
nosis, but there are attributing fac-
tors, other than tlt alleged mishan-
dling of his case from the
beginning. .
Polyneuropathy is incurable,
but is somewhat manageable in
putting into remission. Routine
blood withdrawals or a strict high-
carbohydrate diet can put the dis-
ease into remission.
Over the course of 25 years lead-
ing up to his diagnosis, Mr. Ploehn
had eight different surgeries, at
which time there was obvious
blood loss. He thinks that kept the
disease at bay, but his last major
surgery was in 1993 and since that


time, the related symptoms have
invaded his body.
Another problem arose follow-
ing his initial diagnosis by a private
doctor, who sent his results for-
ward to the VA. The doctor from
the VA rejected the diagnosis, lead-
ing Mr. Ploehn to end his diet, and
the symptoms returned. He went
back to the same VA doctor who
now told him that he may have
"borderline polyneuropthy".
"It's kind of like telling someone
you are borderline pregnant," said
his wife Beatrice, a Navy veteran
herself. "Either you have it or you
don't."
Fed up with years of runaround,
Mr. Ploehn has taken his case to the
Disabled Veterans of America
(DAV) organization that has
accepted him based on his medical
records. DAV has stepped forward
to represent Mr. Ploehn in his
attempts to get the VA to provide
him with the medical services he
deserves.
"If this is happening to me, think
about.how many other people are
having these problems," said Mr.
Ploehn. "What about the guys who
fought in the gulf wars? What
about the guys during the A-bomb
test? The government denied any-
thing was wrong with them for
years."
Mr. Ploehn said the government
has historically ignored the health
problems associated with its war
veterans and that the current
administration talks a good game,
but continues with the status quo
of ignoring the welfare of this coun-
try's warriors.
"They are just waiting around
for all of us to die, so they don't
have to pay for us anymore," he'
said. "I've been a walking dead
man since I entered the jungles of
Vietnam in 1966 I just didn't
know it right away."
Mr. Ploehn earned his Silver Star
while part of an occupation force
on Landing Zone Bird in the north-
ern part of Vietnam. There. were
300 members of his First Calvary
Division at the landing zone, but


Reservation host 67th Annual Field Day


By Katrina Elsken

The Brighton Seminole
Reservation's 67th Annual Field
Day, held Feb. 18-20 at Brighton
Reservation in Glades County,
featured a PRCA rodeo, a wild
animal show, alligator wrestling
and Native American dancers.
Visitors also learned more about
Serninuoie culture'while touring a
traditional Seminole "chickee"
village.
The Field Day tradition start-
ed in 1938 with a celebration on
the reservation. In the early field
days, the Seminoles competed
in horseback races and other
games. In modern field days, a
Professional Rodeo Cowboy
Association (PRCA) rodeo has
replaced other sports. Other
competitions such as the best
traditional costumes and best fry
bread continue, and the annual
event is now open to the public.
Festivities started Friday with
Kids Day at Brighton Reserva-
tion. School children from Okee-
chobee, Hendry, Martin and
Glades Counties attended. On
Saturday and Sunday, the festival
was open to the general public.
Paul and lan s Alligator
Show, from the Seminole Native
Village in Hollywood, Fla.,
attracted the attention of festival-
goers with a display of alligators,
snakes and turtles as well as a
bear and a cougar.
The tradition of alligator
wrestling started when Semi-
noles caught alligators to sell.


only five would walk away with
their lives after being overrun by an
overwhelming number of North
Vietnamese Army regulars.
The couple is currently residing
in Moore Haven and his intentions
were to come to the West Palm
Beach VA Hospital for treatment,
but will have to wait for the govern-
mental red-tape-ceasefire that may,
or may not ever come.
While Mr. Ploehn's home sena-
tor in Michigan has pledged to look
into his case, the efforts locally have
run up against the typical political
brick wall. Since Mr. Ploehn has
been seeking treatment in Florida,
he sent correspondence to Gover-
nor Jeb Bush.
Gov. Bush did not respond,
instead forwarding the complaint
back to the Department of Veter-
an's Affairs, which ultimately
referred him back to the same doc-
tor who has already denied his
claims. The circle appears to be
never ending for that percentage of
veterans who are only asking for
what they earned through sacrific-
ing their own blood in answering
their nation's cries for action.
Will that circle ultimately close
or open for America's modern day
warriors? It is obvious that. today's
soldiers arrive home with the
honor they deserve and it is happily
bestowed upon them by a grateful
public. But Mr. Ploehn continues to
wonder if their own government
will ensure their health and welfare
to all veterans who took up arms
when they were simply asked to do
their duty.


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Paul Simmons of the Native
Village in Hollywood shows
off an alligator turtle during
the wild animal show.
"Seminoles know how to
catch them without hurting
them," explained Paul Sim-
mons:
He said the alligators used in
the shows were caught "in peo-
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ming pools." If the animals
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KEC/Canal Point
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Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary's FCAT Tutorial
will conclude Thursday, Feb. 24.
Students have worked very hard
to improve their FCATskills.
Coach's Reading Challenge
Winners:
Kavonshai Baldwin,
De'Quisha Polk, Jada Crawford
and Jermisha Williams. These
students won a T-shirt and a great
book to add to their home
libraries.
Math Superstars:
Lonnie McFadden, Daija
Brown, Marion Simmons and Jes-
sica Fonseca. These students won
school supplies.
Yearbooks:
Yearbooks are on sale for $12.
Get yours now.
Dates to note:
2/25 FCAT pep rally
3/1 FCAT testing begins
3/18 Spring Fling/Field Day
Gove Elementary
Art News
Congratulations to the follow-
ing student artists for being select-
ed to illustrate the theme of this
year's VSA West Festival "2005 Art
Safari": Dustin Thomas, Joaquin
Almazan, Alicia Garcia, and Cody
Knight. The festival is scheduled
for Friday, April 8, at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center. The
students' work will be printed in
the festival's program, the invita-
tion and on the T-shirts.
In recognition for their contri-
bution, each student will receive
three festival T-shirts, a framed
copy of their artwork, and a $50
award. The students will be rec-
ognized on stage by the hosts
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be an exciting event for all.
Spelling Bee
The annual Spelling Bee Con-
test was held Jan. 14 in the Media
Center. Thirty- seven students,
representing grades 4-6, partici-
pated in this competition. After 20
rounds, Alberto Ramos, fifth grad-
er, was pronounced winner.
Yolanda Nu-ez, sixth grader,
placed second in the competition.
Both students were invited to
attended the County Spelling Bee
held in West Palm Beach Feb. 1.
Alberto represented Gove in the
county competition. Special
thanks to the following communi-
ty members for judging the con-
test and to Clarice Davis for coor-
dinating the event: Mr. A. Alejo,
Mrs. E. Johnson, Mr. 0. Davis, and
Dr. H. Franke.
MLK Oratorical Contest
Our special commendations to
all of the students who par-ticipat-


ed in the Martin Luther King Jr.
Oratorical Contest held at Rosen-
wald Elementary in January. The
following students represented
our school in the competition:
Shane Pender, Cameron Sloan,
Asma'a Sa'ad, Ezequiel Esparza,
Vanessa Cano, and Angham
Asalieh. Cameron Sloan, first
grader, placed first in the K-2 cate-
gory. Special thanks to Clarice
Davis, resource teacher, for
encouraging our students to par-
ticipate in this annual event spon-
sored by the city of South Bay.
Upcoming Events
02/28/05:Spanish Class for Par-
ents
03/01/05:FCAT
Glades High School
sends congratulations
Congratulations for Mr.
Balzano's American History stu-


dents for being selected "Student
of the Week" for Feb. 11, way to
go American History Raiders.
Ebony Harris, Takese Burden,
Joan Amilcar, and Wislainne
Augustin.
Congratulations to Mr.
Balzano's American History stu-
dents for earning the 101 percent
award for going above and
beyond in the study of American
History.
Tiffany Hall, Latoya Holley,
Maria Martinez, and Emmanuel
Rodriguez.
Glades Central Community
.High School is sending congratu-
lations to several volunteers this
month. The school recognizes
Mrs. Annie Russell, who is retired
from Rosenwald Elementary
School as a media specialist and
reading teacher. Another volun-
teer to be recognized this month
is Dr. Effie Grear, former principal
of the school for over 30 years.
She also works closely with the
sub-debutantes of the Glades
area. In addition, the school con-
gratulates Mrs. Joan Lee, a Raider
parent who is a member of the
school advisory council. These
three Glades citizens have been
named volunteers for the month
of February. These women have
come to the school for the past
two months to help in tutoring
Glades Central students in reading
and math preparation for the
upcoming FCAT. The school
thanks them heartily for their hard
work and dedication to the school
and its students.
Mrs. Betty Guy, parent liaison
at Glades Central, welcomes any-
one who would like to come and
volunteer: There are many things
that can be done by volunteers. It
is one way that Glades' citizens
can give back to the community.
Please contact Mrs. Guy at Glades


Belle Glade opts for early voting


Central (561) 993-1985.
Pahokee Middle-Senior
High School
The Pahokee Middle-Senior
High School Advisory Council
cordially invites parents and citi-
zens of the Pahokee community
to its regular monthly meeting on
Monday, Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. at the
School Media Center.
Belle Glade
Elementary
Belle Glade Elementary has
been awarded the Comprehen-
sive School Reform Grant. Over
the next three years, the school
will receive $400,000 for the pur-
pose of improving our students'
academic achievement with an
emphasis in the area of reading
comprehension. The Compre-
hensive School Reform Grant will
enable the school to purchase the
Read 180 program, a program
that is currently being used by
Lake Shore Middle School and
Glades Central High School.
Hence, our students will be able
to make a smooth transition in
the reading curriculum from the
elementary level to the intermedi-
ate and senior levels. The grant
will be used toward purchasing a
new server and new computers.
The grant will also finance two
new reading teachers and spon-


sor our after school and weekend
tutorial programs. Our supple-
mental academic instruction pro-
gram will also be enhanced via
the lightspand program. The staff
and administration of Belle Glade
Elementary would like to extend
a heartfelt thank you to Mr. John-
son and Ms. Barnard for their time
and effort to write and secure this
grant for our school.
In addition to the Comprehen-
sive School Reform Grant, Mr.
Johnson wrote the Science Litera-
cy Grant. Belle Glade Elementary
has also been awarded the Sci-
ence Literacy Grant through the
PEW Foundation for $90,000. The
purpose of this grant will be to
increase science knowledge
through literacy through all grade
levels. Kindergarten and first
grade are currently implementing
the science program. Over the
next two years 2nd through 5th
grades will use the program in
their classes. Mr. Johnson, the sci-
ence coordinator will work with
the different grade levels to create
learning centers and hands on
activities. Thank you Mr. Johnson
for writing this grant for our stu-
dents and our school.
Parents, FCAT starts on March
1. Remember to encourage your
child to do his or her best on the
test. Also, encourage them to get
a.good night's sleep and to have a
good breakfast. Thank you for
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BELLE GLADE The first city
in the Glades to do so this year, the
city of Belle Glade has chosen to go
with early voting for the March
elections. It will allow early voting
to go forward as usual.
The city commission discussed
the issue at its Feb. 7 meeting,
deciding that its citizens deserved
to be given the option of early vot-
ing despite the cost of providing the
service.
Up to that point, South Bay and
Pahokee seemed to have agreed
against providing earle); tirng roi
citizens, arguing that the money is
better used in other areas of the
city.
In Belle Glade, the vote was
close.
Mayor Steve Wilson, Vice-
'Mayor Mary Kendall and Commis-
sioner Gwen Asia-Williams agreed
that the citizens should be allowed
to vote early. Commissioner Sher-


rie Dulany argued against it.
The issue was framed by a
December meeting by the county
that explained that all municipali-
ties would be faced with covering
the cost of earlyvoting this year.
Representing the Glades cities
at the meeting hosted by Palm
Beach County Supervisor of Elec-
tion Dr. Arthur Anderson, Ms. Buff
said the voting requirements for
the three cities allows each of the
cities to opt out of holding early vot-
ing.
She provided the three cities
with the approximate cost of hold-
ing early voting procedures at the
municipalities' own expense,
based off of information distrib-
uted at that meeting.
According to Ms. Buff, a city
stands to spend an estimated
$9,240 for early voting for a general
election. If necessary, it would take
an additional $8,640, Ms. Buff said,
to cover the cost of early voting in a
run-off election. The figure doesn't
take into account expenses associ-


ated with advertising and provi-
sional ballots.
With the expense involved in
holding early voting, especially the
cost of paying poll workers, Ms.
Buff suggested that the cities exer-
cise their right to opt out. The three
cities were supplied with the prop-
er ordinance, which would make
the opt-out official through the
ordinance, requiring a public hear-
ing.
With the information in hand at
the Feb. 7 Belle Glade City meeting,
Commissioner Asia-Williams said
that choosing to opt-out would dis-.;
enfranchise those citizens who
depend on early voting.
"If we can't handle it, this is a
poor choice to opt out," she said.
"We're sending a negative mes-
sage if we pass this.
Vice-Mayor Kendall agreed. She
said the city would have to be cre-
ative in finding funding to cover the
expenses as the city clerk has
described, but eliminating early
voting would be "uncon-


scionable."
Commissioner Dulany, whose
own seat is up in the election,
though she has decided not to run,
said that the expense had not been
anticipated and planned for by the
city, and pointed to other alterna-
tives that a resident could use in
voting prior to election day.
"I think the money would be
spent better in other areas," she
said. "They [residents] have the
opportunity to vote absentee."
When the motion was made,
the vote was split, with a close 3-2
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More help needed for


young ball players


The Clewiston Youth Base-
ball League is still in need of
sponsors and umpires for the
upcoming youth baseball sea-
son.
If you would like to get
involved in sponsoring a team
or purchasing a banner,
please contact Abby Mass at


228-0475.
Umpires are also needed
this year a certification is
required. For more informa-
tion in how to get involved
with your community's youth
through America's pastime,
contact Kevin Durance at 228-
0636.


Glades Central

Community High School


Baseball Schedule
Feb. 22, hosts Moore Haven,
7 p.m.
March 10, at Weinbaum
Yeshiva, 7 p.m.
March 15, at Pahokee, 3:15
p.m.
March 17, hosts Cardinal
Newman, 7 p.m.
March 24, at Moore Haven, 7
p.m.
March 29, at Wellington, 7
p.m.
March 31, at Royal Palm, 3:30
p.m.
April 1, at Jensen Beach, 6


March 16, at Pope John Paul,
4:30/6:30 p.m. Double Header
March 18, hosts Palm Beach
Lakes, 5 p.m.
March 28, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral; 4 p.m.
March 30, hosts Glades Day, 5
p.m.
April 4, hosts Pahokee, 4:30
p.m.
April 7, hosts Jensen Beach,
4/6 p.m. Double Header
April 13, hosts Forest Hill, 5
p.m.
April 14, at Royal Palm Beach,
6p.m.


p.m. GirlS and Boys Raider
April 5, at Pope John Paul, 7 TansShdl


p.m.
April 8, at Cardinal Newman,
7p.m.
April 15, hosts Pahokee, 5
p.m. ,r
April 19, hosts Jensen Beach,
5 p.m.
April 22, hosts Pope John
Paul, 7 p.m.
April 26, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 7 p.m.
Flag Football
Schedule
March 14, hosts Palm Beach
Lakes, 6/7 p.m.
March 16, at SuncOast, 6/7
p.m.
March 28, hosts Palm Beach
Central, 6/7 p.m.
March 30, hosts Royal Palm
Beach, 6/7 p.m.
April 4, at Wellington, 6/7


Feb. 17, hosts Palm Beach
Central, 4 p.m.
Feb. 22, at Wellington, 4 p.m.
Feb. 24, at School of the Arts,
4p.m.
March 3, hosts Wellington, 4
p.m.
" March 10, hosts Royal Palm
Beach, 4 p.m.
March 29, at Royal Palm
Beach, 4 p.m.
March 31, at Forest Hill, 4
p.m.
April 5, hosts Forest Hill, 4
p.m.
April 6, hosts School of the
Arts, 4 p.m.
April 12, at Palm Beach Cen-
tral, 4 p.m.
Districts: April 18 and 19-
Location T.B.A.
Clewiston still pending.
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p.m.- Boys ana girls
April 6, hosts Park Vista, 6/7 track and flid


p.m.
S-April 7, at William T. Dwyer,
6/7 p.m. .
:April 11, at Pahokee, 6/7 p.m.
April 13, hosts John L.
Leonard, 6/7 p.m.
April 18, at Forest Hill, 6/7
p.m.
April 20, hosts Gold Coast, 6
p.m.
April 30, District Tournament,
TBA.
May 3, FHSAA Pay-in game,
TBA.
May 6-7, FHSAA Finals, TBA.
Girl's Softball
Schedule
Feb. 16, at Wellington, 5/7
p.m. Double Header
Feb. 28, hosts Cardinal New-
man, 4/6 p.m. Double Header
March 3, at Pahokee, 4 p.m.
March 7, at Forest Hill, 5 p.m.
March 10, Bye Week.


March 4, at Lake Worth Quad
Meet, 3:30 p.m.
March 11, hosts Glades Cen-t
tral Invitational, 3 p.m.
March 15, at Royal Palm
Beach Invitational, 3 p.m.
-March 18, hosts. Glades Cen-
tral Quad Meet: Kings Academy,
Forest Hill, Pahokee, Wellington,
4p.m.
March 25, at John I. Leonard
Invitational.
April 1, hosts
conference/west, Champi-
onship, 3 p.m.
April 7, at County Champi-
onship, 3 p.m.
April 15, hosts District 13-2A,
2 p.m.
April 22, at Regionals 2A,
TBA.
April 29, 2A State Meet, Coral
Springs, TBA.
April 30, 2A State Meet, Ft.
Lauderdale, TBA.


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Tiger net squad


splits season openers


By Mark Young
CLEWSITON Clewiston High
School's Tiger net squad opened
up their spring tennis season last
week with a 1-1 split, as they lost a
close match against Lake Placid
Feb. 15 and turned around to
sweep LaBelle Feb. 17.
The Tigers opened up the sea-
son looking to rebuild after losing
all of their starters from a year ago.
Picking up victories in the 4-3 loss
against Lake Placid were number
four seed Patrick Morton and num-
ber five seed Rupert Mighty.
Morton won two out of three,
taking the match by scores of 6-2, 6-
4, and 6-7 to defeat Lake Placid's
John Halley. Clewiston lost all of
the top three seeds, but Morton's
victory put them back in the hunt
and Mighty's three-set win allowed
the Tigers to pull back into the
match.
Mighty downed Jonathan Joles
6-4, 2-6, and 6-4 to send the team
match decision into the doubles
competition. Morton teamed up
with James Hainley in the second
doubles match to easily take the
victory by scores of 6-0 and 6-3. The
match winner came in the number'
one doubles pair, however, with
Lake Placid securing the overall
win with the victory.
Heading back onto the court
Feb. 17, the young Tiger squad
redeemed their narrow defeat with
a clean sweep over the Cowboys.
Josh Ingram defeated Dan
Rodriguez at the number one seed
by duplicate scores of 6-2 to give
the Tigers the early advantage and
Clewiston would never look back.


Andres Fuente, playing at the num-
ber two seed, found himself in a
battle, but emerged with a 7-6 and
6-3 victory.
Hainley took the court against
his number three counterpart and
walked off with a 6-3 and 6-4 win
while number four seed Morton
picked up his second straight victo-
ry with a 6-1 and 6-3 win over Felipe
Duras.
Morton's victory secured the
overall team victory for Clewiston,
with four straight wins, but the
Tigers went on to complete the
sweep after number five seed
Mighty took down his counterpart
in three sets 1-6, 7-6, and 7-6.
Ingram and Fuente teamed up to
win the number one doubles
match 7-6 and 6-4. Hainley and
Morton rounded out the sweep
with a number two doubles victory
of 6-2 and 6-1.
"We are basically starting from
scratch this year with no returners,"
said Tiger head coach Steve Gwyn.
Our number one seed has more
experience than anyone and our
number two seed has some experi-
ence, but everyone else is basically
new. I thought they did very well in
both matches."
Gwyn said the team has been
focusing on conditioning and hit-
ting the ball since practice began
Jan.31.
"I am trying to get them to real-
ize the importance of consistency
and fitness," said Gwyn. "That's
been our focus since we started'
practice and this was a good start to
our season, but we still have some
work to do if we expect to improve,
as the season progresses."


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CLEWISTON After qualify-
ing twoTiger wrestlers for postsea-
son action, only one will continue
the ultimate trek, in the hunt for
state championship glory.
Both Anthony Smith and Kristo-
pher Smith survived districts to
qualify for the regional tourna-
ment and while both wrestled
well, only one will continue.
Kristopher Smith, wrestling in
the 140-pound division, opened up
the tournament against the district
runner-up champ from Clearwa-
ter Central Catholic High School
and pinned his opponent in the
third round.
The victory launched him into
the quarterfinals where he faced
off against the district champion
from Bartow High School. Kristo-
pher kept up the momentum, tak-
ing down the Bartow champ in the
second round for the pin.
The competition only. grew
more intense as Kristopher took
the mat against another district
champion, this one from Berkley
Prep. It was an intense back and
forth battle that ultimately went
into overtime where Kristopher
emerged with the victory, setting
the stage for a possible regional
three lAchampionship.
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two-time regional champion from
Lemon Bay and it would Kristo-
pher who would strike first with a
quick score; but the reigning
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4 victory.
Kristopher would end the
regional tournament with a sec-
ond place finish, and more impor-
tant, has qualified for state as one


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Tiger mat warriors prepared
for regional action after qual-
ifying from the district tour-
nament. .Ultimately, the
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He will be back in action this
weekend in the hunt for the state
championship and hopes to see
his Lemon Bay counterpart again.
"He won't beat me again," said
Kristopher.
Tiger head coach Jess Alford
said his young 140-pounder is
more than ready for the stiff com-
petition expected at the state tour-
ney.
"Kris has improved so much
from the beginning and has
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is ready for the State tournament
and I expect him to do well."
I Also taking the' mat over the
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qualified for regionals in the 112-
pound division. Anthony finished
with a 1-2 record.'
"Anthony wrestled .very well
this weekend," said Alford. "The
112-pound weight class was very
tough in both the district and the
region. Just making it to the region
was a serious accomplishment in
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no head to actually run this city.
It's just there. Hopefully, I can
bring some hope to this city,
money to this city, jobs to this city.
What, if elected, will be your
main focus: My main focus will be
the water situation. Also, the
roads .and also the management.
All three of those will be my main
concern. I know it will be a big
job, something that may take a
while, but it needs to be done.
Tina Jefferson
Job: I work for the South Bay
Correctional Facility, I'm the com-
munity resource specialist.
Seat sought: Seat 1 South Bay
City Commission.
Clubs and Organizations: I'm a
member of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority.
Political experience: No.
What motivated you to run: I
just see that the city is not chang-
ing. It's changing but not for the
best. The water rates are steadily
increasing. The streets are not
being cleaned like they should be,
d~e ,- vicc workers, they seem to
be a little lax sometimes. Mainly,


it's the water rates. They're going
too high.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I just think that the city needs
change. The people who have
been there, I haven't seen any
results of what they're doing. Am I
the best candidate, I don't know,
but I have something to offer. I
care. I live here, I've been here all
my life. What the job entails, I don't
know for sure, but whatever it is, I
plan to give it my 100 percent.
What, if elected, will be your
main focus: I guess trying to get
dollars into the city. Trying to ease
some of the burden off some of the
local residents because the rates
are high. If you drive around the
area, you can tell that it's not one of
the richest cities, and for the rates
to keep going up and to have a flat
rate whether you use the water or
not everybody can't afford that.
We have senior citizens in this
community who are on a fixed
income. Just trying to bring some
dollars into the city to ease the bur-
den.
Shirley
Walker-Turner
Job: I work at Lutheran Ser-
vices Florida, PEPPI Headstart


Program, I'm the Headstart direc-
tor.
Seat sought: Group 2 South
Bay City Commission.
Clubs and Organizations: I'm
a member of Zeta Phi Beta Soror-
ity, NAACP, the National Head-
start Association, the Palm Beach
County Center Director's Associ-
ation, the Concerned Citizens of
South Bay Group.
Political experience: I've had
the pleasure of serving one term
as commissioner with the city of
South Bay.
What motivated you to run:
My first motivation is that I think I
started a job that I've not com-
pleted. My motivation is really to
complete the job of helping to
get the city of South Bay fiscally
sound.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I know that I'm the best
candidate because of my experi-
ence and background. Having
operated a Headstart program,
even though we have a small
budget, it is in excess of a million
dollars and I manage it well. I've
gotten good accreditations for
this program so I .know the
finance piece. I know a lot about
personnel issues.
Once we get a handle on the


city's finances, then we know
what we need to do in terms of
trying to build our city. Some of
the things I know we must do,
we must attract more businesses
to our city and we must extend or
expand our homeowner space,
so we're able to reduce some of
the financial burden that our resi-
dents are carrying right now.
What, if elected, will be your
main focus: My first focus will be,
I'm still on finances. Because the
city of South Bay has an out-
standing debt that has been car-
ried forward for many years, I'd
really like to find out what's
going on with that and get a han-
dle on where we are and then
strategically plan to move our
city forward, at the same time
reduce our city debt. That would
be first priority.
My next priority is to generate
money without having to
increase the tax base in the city
of South Bay. To fix our roads, we
talked about it last time, we're
working on it we have a plan
now in place. We are going to fix
12th Avenue. The roads are very
important and the next priority
will be the community center.
Our youth have no place to
go, our seniors have no place to


go. We need to have that com-
munity center so that we can
provide a place within our com-
munity where everybody can go
and just really have safe fun.
John Wilson
Job: I'm a self-employed sub-
contractor and I work for a lot of
different contractors within the
area.
Seat sought: Group 3 South
Bay City Commission.
Clubs and Organizations: I'm
a member of the Masonic Lodge,
Lodge 23.
Political experience: Two
years of hard work as city com-
missioner of South Bay.
What motivated you to run: I
want to continue to complete
what we've already previously
started. We have a lot going on in
this city. I've worked with differ-
ent developers out of California,
New York. I'm currently working
with the Williams family, Richard
Williams, Sr. We're in the
process of bringing things into
the city. I'm working with a com-
pany out of New York, they're
proposing to bring hotels into the
city. I have another company in
New York, right now that is doing
the paperwork on the 75 acres


across from Rosenwald School,
where they're going to be doing
a lot of building out there con-
dos and .different things like that.
I've been working with a lot of
developers. A lot of the develop-
ers out of California, I've spent
my own personal money to have
them to fly to the city of South
Bay. Give them a tour of South
Bay, they like what they see.
There's a lot of things that are on
the table right now.
Why are you the best candi-
date: I feel I'm the best candidate
because I've proven myself. I've
taken personal money to work in
this city, to bring builders, to
bring developers, to bring things
into the city that's needed. All
these things right now are in the
paper works, so I don't want to
leave without that job being.
completed.
What, if elected, will be your
main focus: My first focus right
now is to make sure that we have
a well-clean city. Working with
the developers and bringing in
the Ramada Inns and the Best
Western Hotels. Working on the
boat ramp. My first issue is to
continue where I left off at, and
that's working hard for the citi-
zens of South Bay.


Spots
Continued From Page 1
Second annual
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 Elizabeth or
Deborah. The library is also look-
ing for Volunteers to judge the tal-
ent show. A judge cannot be relat-
ed to a participant in -the talent
show.
Treemendous
beauty contest
Local businesses are invited to
participate in a beautification con-
test hosted by the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce. Busi-
nesses will show beautification
improvements to their structures
and landscaping. Winners will
receive a cash voucher. For more
information, please call 996-2745.
If you need more than one appli-
cation you may download it from
the chamber's Web site at
www.bellegladechamber.com.
Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages of
much needed items to our mili-
tary men in Iraq. If you have a
friend or a loved one serving in
Iraq and would like us to send
them a package of supplies, give
us their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure our
troops from the Glades are receiv-
ing support from their community.
For more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chairperson
at 996-0129.


Water
Continued From Page 1
Officers and the water employ-
ee studied the connection and
secured digital photos of the
improvised connection.
Further investigation into the
suspect revealed that he did not
have an active water account.
According to the water depart-
ment, his water services had been
cut off since July of 2003.
When confronted with the evi-
dence, Jenkins admitted to police
that he was aware of the connec-
tion, but told police that it had not
been himself who had made the
connection.
Jenkins was placed under
arrest and taken to the Palm
Beach County Jail on a misde-
meanor charge of theft of servic-
es.
Sergeant Jeffers Walker, with
the police department, said that
the case isn't an isolated one.
According to Sgt. Walker, there
have been several cases involving


Foster parenting
classes
Campus For Living in coopera-
tion with the Pahokee Beacon
Center will be conducting a five-
week Foster Parenting class began
Feb. 17, and will end March 17.
The class will be broken down into
five-week sessions, Foster Parents
will be receiving in-service training
hours, which are required to
renew certificates: There will be
babysitting, food, and-transporta-
tion provided if needed. If you
have any questions or concerns
you can contact Diana Walker, or
Anita Davis at the Pahokee Beacon
Center for more information at.
(561) 924-6544.
Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Teler
phone: (561) 924-7947.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend warriors program at the
Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more information, please con-
tact Carleen Downing, 996-4220.


the theft of actual water meters.
When their water service is cut
off, the suspects find it easier to
trespass into the property of a
neighbor and steal their water
meter using a plain wrench rather
than going to city hall to pay their
outstanding water bill. Hooking it
illegally to their own water con-
nection, the suspects make away
with stealing water.
"It's different from them just
going out there and turning their
water back on, they are taking the
whole water, meter," said Sgt.
Walker.
It then becomes difficult for
the city to become aware of the
problem and some go for months
without being caught.
The police department said
that might change as it stiffens its
pursuit of the water thieves. He
advises anyone doing the crime to
cease or face the consequence of
jail time. A number of investiga-
tions have led to arrests, he said.
"We're working on it," he said.
"We're putting them in jail left
and right."


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The Community of LaBelle and it's surround-
ing areas, have supported Blocker's Home
Furnishings for 30 years. The Blocker Family
would like to say Thank You. In doing so, our
LaBelle Showroom will now become your
Furniture Clearance Center. This will enable
our customers to own quality name brand fur-
niture that Blockers is known for. Savings from
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2005 Tri-cities
league meetings
Regular meetings will be held
the fourth Monday of each month
at 6 p.m. as follows: 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, Bellie Glade City Hall,
Aug. 22, Pahokee City Hall, Sept.
26, South Bay City Hall, Oct. 24,
Belle Glade City Hall, Nov. 28.
Gospel play
planned
Brenda Washington-Hick-
man/Tru Management is hosting
a Gospel play production on Sun-
day, March 18, at 7 p.m., at the
Dolly Hand Arts Cultural Center in
Belle Glade. Come see the Glades
very own -Brenda Washington-
Hickman (writer and producer) in
"Lukreshia's Closet." Also starring
are Kenneshia Lovely, Sotoya
Stanley, Tommie Gilbert Jr., Gene-
va Slydell, Gerrod Thompson,
Jackie Osborne and Evelyn Taylor.
For more information on tickets
call (561)914-0855.
Black Gold
Jubilee Parade
This year is Ihe 27th Annual
Black Gold Jubilee. Everyone is
invited to the parade April 9, at 10
a.m. The parade stars on the cor-
ner of NW Ave. L and Main St. Par-
ent entry forms are available 4t the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce. Deadline is April 1.


Clinic

Continued From Page 1
The mayor was one of the
most vocal proponents of seeing a
greater medical presence in Paho-
kee. Early on, he was assured that
the health care district would do
what it could in making the clinic
a reality.
"Dwight Chenette [Palm Beach
County Health Care District CEO]
said they had the funding in
place," said Mayor Sasser. "He
said they would make it happen


Donation

Continued From Page 1
money to pay for transportation
costs throughout the school year.
"It levels the playing field," said
Ms. Vaughan. "Every dollar con-
tributed will go to the scholarships.
It's a fantastic gift."
Passed in 2001 by the Florida
Legislature, and implemented in
January of 2002, the program has
been met with success in the vari-
ous communities and by the com-
panies that have contributed to the
program.
Last week, Mr. Ibezim, with the
GEO Group, pointed to the com-
pany's contribution as a continu-


Church Bowling
League opens
The Belle Glade Church of God
invites your church to form teams
of three and join the fun of a new
Church Bowling League on Mon-
day nights. The league will be held
at Sugar Cane Lanes in Belle Glade
and begins at 7 p.m. each Monday
night for 18 weeks. There will be a
gift exchange at the end of the tour-
nament. To sign up or for more
information, call. (561) 996.3771 or
Sugar Cane Lanes at 993-2695.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to soci-
ety introduces their new C.O,P.
program, Children of Promise, to
provide mentors for children hav-
ing a parent in the prison system.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
call Lee Washington to refer a child
needing a mentor or a volunteer to
be a mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background screen-
ing and training are required.
Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and out
of control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free counsel-
ing, assessments and referrals to
rehabilitation centers nationwide
by calling (800) 468-6933 or log
onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now.


real quick."
Early in the partnership, the city
of Pahokee is ready to assist in any
way, said City Manager Lillie Lati-
more. One possibility is the city is
actively searching out grants that
can provide additional funding to
make'more services possible at
the clinic.
"It isn't all we can, have," said
Ms. Latimore, noting the possibili-
ty of working with the health care
district and the health department
in encouraging the growth of the
facility. "But it is a wonderful
beginning. I'm pleased as punch."


ing effort to support the Glades
communities.
"It further reinforces our com-
mitment to provide these commu-
nities with educational opportuni-
ties through a variety of
scholarship programs," he said.
To qualify for the scholarships,
students must be eligible for free
or reduced-priced lunches under
the National School Act. Other
conditions apply and the program
is offered to students from Kinder-
garten to the 12th grade.
Students can take advantage of
the scholarships by signing up at
stepupforstudents.com or by call-
ing the Florida Pride organization
in Tampa at (813) 318-0995.


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Care-giving Connections offers advice


Transportation is an issue that
is vital to the quality of life for
older adults and their caregivers.
When physical and cognitive
impairments prevent older adults
from driving or using public trans-
portation, caregivers often
become primary transportation
providers.
Unfortunately, providing trans-
portation can be a stressful and
time-consuming care-giving task.
The following tips are for care-
givers to consider when either
transporting or arranging trans-
portation for their loved ones. Use
these questions to gather more
detailed information from. the
transportation provider you are.
considering in order to choose
the best option for your loved
one.
-What is the service area? Is
there a limitation on distance?
-How much will the service
cost? Will insurance pay for
rides provided by the service?


-Is there an evaluation that
must take place prior to the first
ride?
-Are there requirements to
qualify for the service? If so, what
are they?
-Is there a membership fee
that must be paid before schedul-
ing rides with the service?
-How far in advance must
reservations be made?
-Are rides provided in the
evenings, on weekends or on hol-
idays?
-Are rides provided to social as
well as medical or shopping
appointments?
-Are door-to-door or curb to-
curb services provided?
-Are rides provided to people
who use wheelchairs? If so, do
riders stay in their wheelchair, or
are they transferred to a seat dur-
ing the ride?
-Is there an escort or attendant
in the vehicle with the driver? -
Does someone stay with my fami-


ly member during appointments?
-Can a family member serve as
an escort? If so, is there an extra
cost associated?
-Will there be a wait when
picked up from home or for the
return trip? If so, how long?
-Will other passengers be rid-
ing? If so, what is the maximum
length of time of the ride while
others are being picked-
up/dropped-off?
When impairments resulting
from dementias prevent older
adults from safely driving or using
public transportation, caregivers
often become primary trans-
portation providers. Transporting
your loved one can be a chal-
lenge, but does not have to be a
struggle every time.
-Be patient and allow time to
get ready and get into the car.
-Try to allow your loved one to
calm down before entering the
car.
-Be prepared with relaxing


music, sunglasses, photos, food,
etc.
-Seat your loved one in the rear
passenger side seat with seat belt
on and child lock in the 'on' posi-
tion.
-Encourage your loved one to-
do as much as possible for
him/herself.
-Try to keep glare from the sun
to a minimum.
-Give information in small bits
- give brief, step-by-step direc-
tions. Stay calm.
-Validate your loved one's feel-
ings whenever possible. Be aware
of your body language.
:Ask your loved one to use the
bathroom before getting into the
car.
-If possible, have a cellular
phone in the car in case of emer-
gency.
For additional information on
any of these services call (863)
675-1446.


Going batty may help combat insects


By MaryAnn Morris

Bats are victims of bad public
relations. Florida bats do not
suck your blood. They have
superb navigation systems -
they do not get tangled in your
hair. They almost never carry
rabies (less than one-half of one
percent according to the Univer-
sity of Florida).
But if you give them a place to
live, they will eat about half their
weight in mosquitoes, flies,
moths and beetles every night.
There really is such a creature
as a Vampire Bat, but they live in
Latin America, not South Florida.
There really are fruit bats like
Stellaluna, in the delightful chil-
dren's story by the same name
written by Jannell Cannon. Stel-
laluna is the dear baby bat that is
.accidentally separated from her
mother before she can fly, caus-
ing her to drop into a nest of
baby birds. Fruit bats don't live
here either.
According to the University of
Florida, people sometimes see
bats near their fruit trees and
mistakenly think they eat fruit.
Instead these bats are consum-
ing insects that are attracted to
fruit.
"The most common bat in
our area of Florida is the Mexican
Free-Tailed Bai_,. -,-,-: il=, j
because the tail e.'ternds back nut
past its wing," said Ken Gioeli,
Natural Resource Agent for St.
Lucie County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service.
"Bats are actually the most
numerous species of mammal in
the State of Florida," he contin-
ued.
Florida is also home to the Sil-
ver Haired Bat, which is the only
solitary bat. All other bats live in
colonies.
The Eastern Pipistrelle is also
found here, living in trees deep in
the woods. This is the world's
smallest bat'- about the size of


Courtesy photo/Bat Conservation International
Mexican Free-tailed Bat in flight.


a double bumblebee. Florida's
other bats have a wingspan of
about six inches and a body
about the size of a man's thumb.
Bats aren't rodents they're
mammals. According to the Uni-'
~sI .-u ,...I Fl,-id IFA5 V\' eb site,
the bones in a bat's % ing roughly
correspond to a human hand.
They are the only mammals that
can fly. Mother bats have one
baby a year in spring or summer.
Before they have their babies, the
mother bats in a colony crowd
together to form a nursery -
kept very warm by all the body
heat.
Bats do not fly into things.
Bats guide themselves by a
sound system called echoloca-
tion as do some Whales: They
make a high pitched. sound, too
high for our ears and listen to the
echo as the sound bounces off


objects. About 10 times a sec-
ond, at every wing-beat their cry
bounces off objects guiding
them in the dark.
In South Florida, bats will live
in tree cavities, snags and un-
pruned cabbage palms.
"The Yellow Bat roosts exclu-
sively in un-pruned palm trees,
perfectly camouflaged. Their fur
exactly matches the color of a
dead palm frond," said Mr.
Gioeli.
They will also live in bat hous-
es, which can b.e easily made
from scrap lumber and a few
miscellaneous materials. -Bat
houses can also be purchased
from commercial sources. By
installing bat houses on your
property, you can provide habitat
for a creature, whose numbers
are dwindling and reduce the
bug population as well.


Mr. Gioeli, a recognized expert
on bats in our area conducts a
'monthly bat-detecting outing at
the Oxbow Eco Center in Port St.
Lucie. On the last Friday evening
of the month he will guide you to
see bats anid :t0hiei night creatures
in their natural habitat. Bring \ our
own flashlight.
Flashlights will be shielded
with red film so not to interfere
with night vision. For more infor-
mation on this outing, call St.
Lucie County Cooperative Exten-
sion Service at (772) 462-1660.
For more information on bats
contact Bat Conservation Inter-
national, on the Web: www.bat-
con.org, or by Phone: (512) 327-
9721 or mail to Bat Conservation
International, P.O. 162603,
Austin, TX 78716. The bat box
plans shown here are from their
Web site.


Constructing a



bat house for you
Editors note: These bat
house, plans are reprinted With
permission from Bat Conserva-. '. '
tion International. For more,.
information, see their Web site at:
www.batcon.org or write to
them at Bat Conservation Inter-
national, PO. Box 162603, Austin,
TX 78716; telephone: (512) 327-
9721; or, fax: (512)327-9724.

Materials Needed Courtesy illustrations/
Bat Conservation International
(makes 1)
1/4 sheet (2'x4') 1/2" AC, BC,
or TI-11 (outdoor grade) ply-
wood. Do not use pressure treat-
edwood.
One piece 1" x 2" (3/4"xl -
.1/2"-finished) x8' pine (furring
strip). .
20-30 1 1/4"-coated deck or
exterior-grade Phillips screws. Lmoimnhn
One pint dark, water-based the top as a roof, if desired
stain, exterior-grade. (optional, but highly recom-
One pint water-based primer, mended).
exterior-grade. .- 9. Paint or stain exterior three
One quart flat water-based times (use primer for first coat).
paint or stain, exterior-grade. 10. Cover roof with shingles or
One tube paintable latex galvanized metal (optional).
caulk. Optional Modifications to the
1"x3"x28" board for roof Small Economy Bat House:
(optional, but highly recom- 1. Wider bat houses can be
mended). built for larger colonies. Be sure
Black asphalt shingles or gal- to adjust dimensions for back
vanized metal (optional). and front pieces and ceiling strip.
6-10 7/8" roofing nails A 3/4"-support spacer may be
(optional): required in the center of the
Recommended Tools: roosting chamber for bat houses
Table saw or handsaw over 24" wide to prevent warp-
Caulking gun ing.
Variable speed reversing drill 2. Two bat houses can be
Paintbrushes placed back to back, mounted on
Phillips bit for drill poles. Before assembly, a hori-
Tape measure oryardstick zontal 3/4" slot should be cut in
Scissors (optional) the back of each house about 9"
Staple gun (optional) from the bottom edge of the back
Construction piece to permit movement of
COnStruCiO n bats between houses. Two pieces
Procedure of wood, l"x4"x4 1/4", screwed
horizontally to each side, will join
1. Measure and cut plywood the two boxes. To provide addi-
into three pieces: tional roosting space, leave a 3/4"
26 1/2"x24" space between the two houses,
16 1/2"x24" and roughen the wood surfaces
5"x24" or cover the back of each with
2. Roughen inside of back- plastic mesh. (Do not cover the
board and landing area by cutting rear exit slots; see item 4 below).
horizontal grooves with sharp One I"x4"x34" vertical piece
object or saw. Space grooves attached to each side over the
about 1/2" apart, cutting 1/16" to horizontal pieces blocks light, but
1/32" deep. allows bats and air to enter. A gal-
3. Apply two coats of dark, vanized metal roof, covering both
water-based stain to interior sur- houses, protects the center roost-
faces. Do not use paint, as it will ing area from rain. Eaves should
fill grooves, making them ,unus- be about 3" in southern areas
"able. andabout 1 1 2" in the north.
4.-Measure and cut furring 3. Ventilation may not be nec-
into one 24" and two 20 1/4" essary in cold climates. In this
pieces. case, the front should be a single
5. Attach furring strips to back,.. piece 23" long. Smaller bat hous-
caulking first. Start with 24" piece es like this one will be less suc-
at top. Roosting chamber will be cessful in cool climates. Howev-
3/4" wide (front to back). er, those mounted on buildings
6. Attach front to furring strips, gain heat faster, maintain thermal
top piece first (don't forget to stability better and are more likely
caulk). Leave 1/2" vent space to attract bats.
between top and bottom front 4. Durable plastic mesh can
pieces. be substituted for roughening to
7. Caulk around all outside provide footholds for bats. Attach
joints to further seal roosting one 20"x24 1/2" piece to back-
chamber. board after staining interior, but
8. Attach a 1 "x3"x28" board to prior to assembly.


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Computer model helps farmers lower risk of crop loss


GAINESVILLE Scientists
from the University of Florida and
other southeastern universities are
helping farmers to get a jump on
Mother Nature.
Combining computer crop
models with climate forecasts that
predict whether an upcoming sea-
son is likely to be a wet and stormy
El Ni-o year, the researchers have
designed a unique Web-based
decision-making tool that farmers
can use to minimize the risk of
damage to their crops.
The interactive Web site is the
work of the Southeast Climate
Consortium, a group of
researchers from universities in
Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The
project is funded by the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration and by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture's Risk
Management Agency.


"Most crops in Florida are
affected (by El Ni-o) in some way,
but the effects depend on the crop
and its management," said Jim
Jones, a distinguished professor of
agricultural and biological engi-
neering at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS. On Sunday, he will pres-
ent the consortium's Web-based
tool at the American Association
for the Advancement of Science's
annual conference.
Known as AgClimate.org, .the
tool will allow farmers to get infor-
mation on how different the
expected climate is going to be
from normal and will provide esti-
mates on how yields of particular
crops might be affected.
The crop models are based on
historical information about soil,
weather and management. To
help farmers get the most accurate


predictions of climate conditions
for a growing season, the-
researchers compile records of
conditions during El Ni-o years, La
Ni-a years and neutral years, as
well as information about histori-
cal yields of certain crops.during
those seasons.
El Ni-o, a global climate event
occurring every two' to seven
years, is caused by a change in
atmospheric conditions in the
equatorial Pacific Ocean leading to
unusually warm ocean tempera-
tures. In the Southeastern United
States, the effects of El Ni-o are
particularly strong, Jones said. El
Ni-os bring increased rainfall,
stormy conditions and cooler-
than-normal winter temperatures.
Conversely, during a La Ni-a
year, the equatorial ocean is colder
than average, leading to winter
temperatures that are warmer


than normal in the Southeast.
The Web tool can help farmers
minimize risks throughout the
growing season, from likely cli-
mate conditions affecting the
establishment of a crop right after
planting, to conditions by harvest
time to the possibility of freezing,
said Clyde Fraisse, an assistant
extension scientist in the UF/IFAS
agricultural and biological engi-
neering department.
After the busy 2004 hurricane
season, farmers are especially.
interested in storm forecasts,
Fraisse said.
"They have to decide about the
wind and hail damage insurance,
and then about the acreage to
* cover," he said. Knowing whether
it's likely to be an active storm sea-
son, the farmer also can decide
whether to insure his entire farm
or just a couple of fields, or even


whether to change crops.
"They're looking at this as a
way to help them streamline their
decisions," he said.
Currently, the Web site can sim-
ulate potential yields for peanuts,
potatoes and tomatoes based on
the expected seasonal climate,
planting dates and management
practices. Over the next year, the
researchers will add cotton and
corn to the site, as well as addition-
al tools such as the range, of
expected dates of freeze and frost.
The researchers also will work
'with producers around the region
to fine-tune the Web site and maxi-
mize its usefulness.
"This has tremendous implica-
tions as a decision tool for our pro-
ducers," said Joan Dusky, an assis-
tant dean for the UF/IFAS
extension service. "If you knew it
was going to be unusually wet in


July, would you or could you do
anything differently to, minimize
risk? They're taking climate predic-
.tions one step farther, making it
easier for producers to make deci-
sions."
The Southeast Climate Consor-
tium, part of NOAA's Regional Inte-
grated Science Assessment pro-
gram, includes researchers from
the University of Georgia and from
Auburn University in Alabama as
well as Florida State University and
the University of Miami. Climate
predictions tsed in the models are
developed by FSU's Center for
Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction
Studies.
The consortium is unique in
that it is the only NOAA Regional
Integrated Science Assessment
program that focuses on agricul-
ture and management of climate-
related risks, Fraisse said.


Farm family toured area bringing their unique style to all


John Christopher Knight and
his family weren't always farmers
or singers.
In 1988, the Knights lived in a
five-bedroom suburban home
with two cars in the driveway.
John, then a successful business-
man, coached soccer and also
played soccer competitively. After
a soccer injury left him unable to
work or walk for four months, he
decided to make a drastic lifestyle
change.
"I took up two new past
times," Mr. Knight explained.
"One, reading the Bible, and two,
thinking both being practices
which definitely lay the ground-
work for change. No work to
dominant my mind, so no distrac-
tion there, just me, the past, the
present and the quiet.
"Looking back it's no wonder I
fell off the deep end, and decided
to try out some of those crazy
ideas," he said. "Yep, that's what
happened, in March. I. called my
wife downstairs where Iwas laid
up in front of the fireplace and
informed her of my freshly found
insights'Honey' I said, 'we are
going to rent a barn for the rest of
the year, put our belongings in the
barn and move into our popup
camper with the five children.
Then, in December,. I will quit
work, buy some land and sell our
cars. We can then, live without
electricity and farm with our riding
horses, so I can stay home with
you and the children'. She was not
quite as enthused with the idea as
I was. What led me.to suspect this
was her telling me I must have a
brain virus and a divorce sounded
like a much better plan to her.
"Regardless, having purpose to
listen to that inner voice, I pressed
on with my plan," he continued.
He said the transition from sub-
urban life to old-fashioned farm-
ing started with an extended
camping trip.
To save money, he rented a
farm and the family put most of
their belongings in a barn and
they !ived in a popup camper and
a handmade shack.
"In December I left work look-
ing for cheap land. After purchas-.
ing our farm, my 13-year-old son
and myself, along with some help,
tore down old buildings, and
using only .hand tools built our
barn and the main part of our
house for about $3,000," he said.
"We hauled all our water in buck-
ets for about two years, before
putting in a ram pump and gravity
flow water system.
"We have no desire to return to
our former way of life," he said.
"There are tradeoffs, but my wife
and I both rejoice to have tasted a
different side of life that helps to
cultivate thankfulness."
Using horses to plow the fields,
the Knights raise their own food
and food for their animals. Their
"cash crop" is Border Collies,
which they breed and train. He
said currently most of the dogs he
trains work with cattle rather than
sheep and goats.
Mr. Knight explained that he
not only trains the dogs, but also
trains the cows and the owners.
"I tell them, 'I train you, the
dogs and the cattle.' I take the
.,older, experienced dogs and.go
.but and train their cattle to work
with a dog," he explained. Cattle
that have never worked with a dog
might want to fight the dog, he
said. The older, more experienced
dogs are used to getting the cattle
more comfortable to working
with a dog. After that, the job can
be turned over to a younger dog.
Then he trains the owner how
to work with his newly purchased
Border Collie. -
The Border Collie business
played an important part in the
Knights' career on the stage.
The family likes to entertain
themselves by singing and playing
guitars, harmonicas and other
musical instruments. "If it makes
noise, we like it," said Mr. Knight.
"While camping out at a Bor-
der collie event in Georgia a man
heard us playing my songs and
offered to have my music record-
ed," he continued. "I turned him
down. We bred, raised, and
trained a dog named Farmer
Brown. A Scottish judge at the
National Finals offered to buy him.
This opened the door for my son


to go to Great Britain to work on
farms for six months. He played
music with me around the house,
so I decided before he left to
record my songs. I called the man
back who had offered to record
me a year earlier. Then, a videog-
rapher said he thought our music
was special and wanted to see it
promoted, so he made us a mini-
documentary/music video.
"Now, I don't know what the
odds of a man, who spends 98
percent of his time on the farm,
doesn't even have a radio and is
not pursuing music in any way,
ending up with a CD and video of
his original music at no cost are,
but they must be phenomenal..
"Much to our astonishment,
shortly after releasing my debut
album of original music, it hit 44
on the AMA Radio Airplay Charts,
just two spots shy of the Dixie
Chicks," Mr. Knight continued. "A
manager approached wanting me
to tour with musicians out of
Nashville. But thus far in life .1
maintained a keen focus on my
family and felt led to do the same
here. I told my children, it looked
to me like if we put a show togeth-
er, we might just stumble up on an
audience somewhere.
"We started practicing, before
long, the children's natural talents
bega_ to flourish and they were
playing multiple instruments dur-
ing our performance," he said.
"We'll have to wait to see
where this all ends up. For now,
we are just working hard at what
our hands have found to do, and
thankful it is something our family
can do together," he said.
He said they now have six chil-
dren and still spend most of their
time on their 100-acre farm. They
still make their own clothes.
"We still don't own a television
or a radio," he said. Someone had
to bring a battery operated CD
player to their house so they could
listen to their own CD.
One change the music career
required was' motorized trans-
portation. A renovated school bus,
renamed the "Coool Bus", trans-
ports the family of musicians to
and from performances.
The idea for a series of Florida
concerts started with a plan to
attend the annual Sheepdog Trials
in Okeechobee Feb. 18-20.' Since
they were planning to make the
trip by bus from Kentucky to
Okeechobee anyway, Mr. Knight
thought it might be fun. to sched-
ule some concerts along the way.
He admitted the idea of spending
time in Florida in February is
attractive. Kentucky is cold this


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Courtesy photos
A former school bus, renamed the "Cooolbus" transports
John Christopher Knight and his family to and from concerts.
The family has no other motorized transportation and uses
horse-drawn plows to farm their 100 acres in Kentucky. The
family.will be in concert in Okeechobee on Sunday, Feb. 20,
from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 64.


Milking is still done the old-fashioned way on the Knight
farm, with the company of plenty of cats who are hoping for
a taste of warm milk.


time of year, he said, especially
when your house does not have
indoor bathrooms.
He said he doesn't expect his
dogs to win at the trials, because


Hay gathering is a family affair for the Knights. They grow their
own food and the food for their animals on their Kentucky
farm. They raise and train Border Collies as a "cash crop".




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time for airport departures


FORT MYERS The Trans-
portation Security Administration
advises passengers departing
from Southwest Florida Interna-
tional Airport to arrive at the air-
port at least two hours before
their scheduled flights.
Until the end of March, the air-
port will be especially busy Fri-
days through Mondays, and the
passenger-screening checkpoints
are expected to be particularly
crowded between 11 am. and 1
p.m. During those times, travelers
should allow extra time for
delays.
"The next few months are
going to be hectic and we're ask-
ing travelers to plan ahead and be
patient. The existing terminal was
built to accommodate three mil-
lion passengers annually, and last
year there were nearly seven mil-
lion," said Robert M. Ball, AA.E.,
executive director of the Lee
County Port Authority. "The situa-
tion is temporary and we're all
looking forward to having plenty
of space in the new terminal


when it opens."
In addition to allowing extra
time, there are other steps travel-
ers can take to expedite the
screening process:
-Be sure to go to the correct
concourse. Because the terminal
is operating at peak capacity, pas-
sengers may check in at a ticket
counter at one concourse, but
their flights may leave from the
other. Passengers should double-
check their boarding passes.
-Be prepared to remove shoes
if required.
-While waiting in line, remove
all jewelry, empty pockets, and
tuck those items into carry-on
bags. This not only speeds the
process but also assures that
nothing is left behind.
.-Know what items cannot be
carried on board. Scissors with
pointed tips, knives, all tools,
weapons, ammunition and
explosives are prohibited. For a
more comprehensive list of
allowed and prohibited items, log
onto www.tsa.gov, and go to


"Travel Tips a must read for
anyone traveling by air.
March is always the busiest
month of the year at the airport,
with almost three times the num-
ber of passengers traveling than
during September.
The new 28-gate terminal,
being built south of the airport's
runway, will provide more than
twice the space of the current 17-
gate terminal. The new tertninal
is one of the first in the nation to
have post-Sept. 11 security equip-
ment and procedures incorporat-
ed into its design the current
terminal was retrofitted with
equipment that takes up valuable
space near the ticket counters.
The new terminal will have three
concourses and a dual-level road-
way system that will allow depart-
ing passengers to use the second
level, while arriving passengers
will claim baggage and leave the
terminal from the ground level.
To learn more, visit the airport's
Web site atwww.flylcpa.com.


Senator Dave Aronberg recovers over

$1 million for Florida consumers


GREENACRES Residents of
the Sunshine State who find them-
selves victims of rip off or con
artists have a unique crusader on
their side in the Florida Senate.
Just two years after the launch
of a special consumer fraud divi-
sion within his legislative district
office, state Senator Dave Aron-
berg (D-Greenacres) on last
Wednesday announced that he
has passed the $1 million mark in
money recovered for Florida con-
sumers.
"When I got elected, I wanted
to continue our work," said Aron-
berg, a former assistant attorney
general for economic crimes.
"Protecting consumers is what I'm
proudest of as a state legislator."
From amounts as small as $8


- recovered from the phone com-
pany on behalf of a Wellington res-
ident to one sum totaling over
$390,000 for land stolen by the
Nazis recently paid to a Holocaust
survivor that Aronberg located, the
Senator is on a mission to go
where law enforcement frequently
cannot.
"They have nowhere else to&
turn," Aronberg said. "It's not
always a criminal matter, and the
attorney general typically doesn't
investigate individual cases."
The idea for the project the
first of its kind in Florida grew in
part out of Aronberg's work in the
attorney general's office on an ini-
tiative dubbed "Seniors Versus
Crime."
Staffed by a former Palm Beach


County deputy sheriff who worked
with Aronberg on the initiative,
and a core of senior citizen volun-
teers, the Senator's consumer
fraud division now chases the bad
guys statewide..
Calls for help in the closed case
files have come from as far away
as Boston, Massachusetts, and
New York City anywhere Flori-
da residents, many of them elderly,,
find themselves needing assis-
tance from unscrupulous charac-
ters.
"When they think they've lost
all hope, they call us," said Aron-
berg. "And we're able to do things
people never expected."
To reach Senator Aronberg,
contact him at (561) 433-2627 or
email dave@davearonberg.com.


Crist warns consumers about


new twist on an older seam


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist advised
consumers of a new and aggres-
sive financial scam that leaves no
Floridian immune from attack -
including the attorney general
himself. Last week, Crist received
two cashier's checks totaling
$21,000 attempting to draw the
attorney general into. the latest
variation of a familiar scam.
For more than two decades,
authorities have battled an inter-
national mail scheme commonly
known as the "Nigerian Bank
,Scam." In its traditional form, the
scam involves a promise that an
individual will pay the victim
from a large pool of money being
held overseas, if the victim first
sends a smaller amount of
money as "security." The victim
sends the money, but then never
again hears from the sender.
Recently, a new twist on the
old system has emerged. In this
variation, the victim receives a
cashier's check in the mail or via
overnight delivery.. The check is
for a large sum of money from
what appears to be a nationally
recognized banking institution.
No explanation accompanies the
check, but the victim may
attempt to deposit it into his or
her bank account.
Should the victim's bank
accept the deposit, the check is
routed to the financial institution
of origin, where it is discovered
that the account has been
closed. The check is then for-
warded to the original'holder of
the closed account, who now
. has the.victim's banking infor-
mation. It can take some time for
the victim to realize, that the
integrity of his or her bank
account has been compromised.
"The audacity of these crimi-
nals is breathtaking," said Crist.
"It's clear that these scam artists
will stop atnothing, and spare no
one, in their shameless ploy to
make a quick buck. This is a vivid
reminder that if something


sounds too good to be true, it
probably is. It is important that
all Florida consumers are aware
of this threat."
Crist is a leader in efforts
against identity theft and other
scams, and immediately recog-
nized that the cashier's checks
were of dubious authenticity. He
contacted the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement
(FDLE) to alert them to the
scheme. FDLE confirmed that
the checks are indeed part of a
scam, and said it appears to be a
variant on the traditional Niger-
ian check scam. FDLE is now
investigating this new develop-
ment.
Consumers who receive any
type of similar cashier's check or
solicitation to participate in an
advanced pay scheme should
immediately contact their local
U.S. Secret Service office. Attor-
ney .General Crist also offers
these suggestions to avoid


becoming the victim of such a
scheme:
-Avoid providing your person-
al or banking information to any
unknown person or business.
-If you receive a request for
personal or banking information
from an unknown person or busi-
ness, do not reply in any manner..
-Avoid any behavior that
might result in the compromised
integrity of any personal informa-
tion, including bank account
numbers and credit information.
Detailed information on iden-
tity theft prevention and steps to
take if one becomes a victim can
be found at http://myfloridale-
gal.com/identitytheft.
The Florida Department of
Law Enforcement suggests that
those looking for more informa-
tion to protect themselves from
such schemes visit these Web
sites: www.secureflorida.org, and
www.secretservice.gov/alert419.s
html.


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Attorney general subpoenas U.S. Airways


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist has issued
an investigative subpoena to U.S.
Airways, Inc., directing the airline
to turn over records and other
documents regarding the circum-
stances surrounding the removal
of a paraplegic passenger from a
flight, as well as its practices and
policies in dealing with passen-
gers with disabilities.
The subpoena comes in
response to the airline's recent
removal of would-be passenger
Phil Barrett, a paraplegic, from a
recent flight at Tampa Internation-
al Airport.
The attorney general's sub-


poena compels the airline to pro-
duce, among other things, copies
of all documents relating to
polices for denying passage to
persons with disabilities; employ-
ee training for dealing with pas-
sengers with disabilities; policies
and procedures for responding to
requests for accommodations by
passengers with disabilities;
copies of all complaints by pas-
sengers with disabilities since Jan-
uary 2003, as well as the disposi-
tion of those complaints; and
various documents specifically
related to the decision to deny
passage to Mr. Barrett..
"Mr. Barrett was humiliated,


and we join him in wanting to
know why," said Crist. "He has
flown on several occasions since
his accident, yet this was the only
time he was not only denied a
seat, but was physically removed
from the one the airline provided."
The attorney general's subpoe-
na was issued pursuant to Flori-
da's Civil Rights Act, Chapter 760,
Part III, Florida Statutes. The sub-
poena is part of the attorney gen-
eral's investigation into possible
civil rights violations concerning
the business practices, policies
and procedures of U.S. Airways,
Inc., regarding persons with dis-
abilities.


Disaster registration deadline February 28


ORLANDO Individuals and
small businesses impacted by
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
or Jeanne have until Feb. 28 to reg-
ister for disaster assistance with
the Department of Homeland
Security's Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA).
"We want people to under-
stand that Feb. 28 is the applica-
tion deadline," said Craig Fugate,
state-coordinating officer for Flori-
da's State Emergency Response
Team (SERT). "For individuals
who have already applied, their


cases will continue to be
processed. We won't be accepting
any new applications after the
deadline."
Floridians who received dam-
age from one or more of the four
storms can call the FEMA toll-free
number, (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
or TTY (800) 462-7585 for those
who' are speech-or hearing-
impaired. The lines are opera-
tional Monday through Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants
can' also register online at
www.fema.gov by clicking on the


"Register for disaster Assistance
Online" icon.
"We have received and careful-
ly reviewed more than 1.2-millioh
applications since last summer,"
said Bill Carwile, federal coordi-
nating officer. "Now, six months
after the first hurricane struck, we
believe we have been successful
in reaching those individuals, fam-
ilies and businesses in need of our
help."
For more information on SERT
go to www.floridadisater.org; for
FEMA, go to www.fema.gov.


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SAT. MARCH 5TH
10 A.M.
TOOLS, TRACTORS, BOATS
3 Allis Chalmers Tractors
1 w/Bush Hog w/3 point lift, Oliver
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Diesel w/8ft. blade, pony engine, small
Cat Diesel Dozer (not running)
Cat Diesel Power Plant, Cement Mixer,
Tandem Trailer, Pole Trailer, 3-Point
Bush Hog, A.C Riding Mower, Alum,
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100s of hand tools,' Johnson Bar,
Shelving, air tank, ladders, fans, scrap
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pieces A.C. hoods, seats, motors,
starters, generators.
Owner was retired AC dealer
1747 Caloosa Estate Dr, LaBelle, FL.
N. on Hwy 29 from center of town,
across river. Watch for auction signs.
Take immediate left on CR 78. Go back
along river for 1 1/2 miles. Just past 2nd
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Refreshments available.
Parking for 100s of cars on property
NOT on NEIGHBORS LAWNS!
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FORGE, TN, selling at Auc-
tion March 12, 10:30 a.m.
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Word & Excel
Bilingual a +
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Mail resume to
1099 W.Ventura Ave,
Attn: Marta
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Family Resource Counse-
lor, working with parents,
child care givers & social
service agencies in Hendry
& Glades Communities.
Early childhood education
credentials and bilingual a
plus. Would work out of
LaBelle office. Reliable
transportation necessary.
Full benefits. Send resume
to Child Care of SW Florida
Inc., 3625LFowler St., Ft.
Myers, FL 33901, Fax
239-278-3031.

Florida Licensed Physical
Therapist AND Physical
Therapist Assistant want-
ed in Rural Hospital in
North Florida Call
(850)973-2271 or Fax Re-
sume to (850)973-8158.


Full Time Handyman
Call (863)983-9627
Sabreena's
Garden Nursery
HERBICIDE APPLICATORS
Wanted, Experienced only.
Must be licensed.
Overnight travel required.
Good starting salary.
Call 863-675-2047

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


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HELP WANTED
HENDRY COUNTY BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
County Planner/Development Director
All candidates must have an MA in urban
planning or related field and seven years ex-
perience and possess an AICP. Position
open until filled.
Building Inspector/Plan Review
All candidates must provide a minimum of 5
years construction experience with their ap-
plication and be eligible for provisional li-
censing within 6 months of hire. Candidates
must be computer literate, able to commu-
nicate effectively both written and-verbally
and willing to work in an outside environ-
ment. Employment may require some travel
for education purposes.
Supervisor Hendry LaBelle Recreation
Must have supervisory experience.
Groundskeeping and general maintenance
knowledge.
Groundskeeper Opening
Groundskeeper opening in LaBelle.
Applications can be obtained from Human
Resources in LaBelleCourthouse or Sub-of-
fice in Clewiston. Deadline for submission
for the above positions is March 2, 2005,
unless otherwise noted.
Full time positions with benefits. Vet Pref.
EEO. Drug free. Applicants with disabilities
needing assistance in applying call 863-
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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
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POSITION: Care Coordinator
(Hispanic//Bi-Lingual)
NOAH, Incorporated is seeking to fill the po-
sition of Care Coordinator.
This individual will work directly with families
providing case management and family-cen-
tered care to children and families.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from an accredited College or
University with a Bachelor's degree in Social
work, psychology, Mental Health counseling
or Nursing and at least two '(2) years experi-
ence in providing direct service lo famiiiheS..
Questions should be directed to Gladys Gi-
vens-Barber or Mathilde Atencio at
(561)996-3889.
All interested persons should send resume
to:
Building blocks/NOAH Incorporated
601 Covenant Drive
Belle Glade, Florida 33430
Attn: Personnel Services Manager or
Gladys Givens-Barber
Family Services Director
Applications will be accepted through Friday,
March 4, 2005.
NOAH, Inc. is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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, Fl 33471
863-946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free,non-smoking workplace.




Basic skills needed for these positions:
Basic math skills required wilh ability to read and
measure use of ingredients.
Willing to work extended overtime hours.
Must be willing to work day or night shift with
some weekends or holidays work required.
Starting rate $7.50 per hour with inunediate pay
increase after successfully completing 30 days
probationary period.
Position pays 1 1/2 limes of base pay after 40
consecutive hours of work per week.
Benefits include company matching 401K and
pension plan, paid vacation time, 5 1 A2 paid hol-
idays, 5 paid sick days per year, discretionary end
of year bonus, wellness program, employee
tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care
plans.
Apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle
Plant located at 6000 Highway 29 South. The plant
is located approximately 8 miles soullh of LaBelle.
Being bilingiua in Spanish/Eiinglish a considerable
plus. Phone calls will not be accepted. A.Duda &
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Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply at 1510 Hwy 29 North in
Felda, Florida. Contact is Jim McVay (863) 673-
0363. EOE/V/H/FM



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 soldadores
para su taller. Se ofrece un paquete que
incluye un plan medico, seguro de vida, vaca-
ciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 1510 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
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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 transportar 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




CHAMBER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is ac-
cepting resumes for the Chamber Executive
Director position. The position requires gen-
eral office and financial management skills.
Applicants must also demonstrate abilities
to supervise office staff and to represent the
Chamber in community and regional for-
ums. Resumes should be submitted by
March 11to the Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Attn: Personnel Committee, P.O.
Box 275, Clewiston, FL 33440.
The Clewiston Chamber of Commerce is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


ALICO INC.
is now hiring a MECHANIC for
the Citrus Division with at least
2 years grove experience.
Good benefits, plus retirement.
Apply
in person at the
Alico office,
640 S. Main St.,
LaBelle.
Alico, Inc. is an
qual OpDortunitv Employer


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-
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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

PARTS/INVENTORY
Clerk wanted, $10 HR,
Knowledge of quickbooks,
req. some clerical duties,
understanding of how me-
"chanical parts work very
helpful. No phone calls,
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
ChHd Care Offered 415
Instruction 4120
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435



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


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


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






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


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


NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,
1 0x30, 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


DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.
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Part-time Proof ReaderNews Clerk wanted for the Clewiston News oce.

No experience necessary, however, consideration will be given to the appli-

cant who has some news experience, writing experience, digital photography

know-how, and/or is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word

programs, Salary is DOE,




To apply: Fax resumes to(863)983.7537

Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at

6 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 33A4



Resumes should be addressed to: Mark Young, News Editor,






FULLTIME REPORTER WANTED

Full-time reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and Glades Counties,


The successful applicant must be a self-motvated invidual with strong

organizational s.lls, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of
digital photography is helpful, Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties,'fulfiling assignments on time, creating communi.
ty contacts, and creating enterprising features.




To apply: Fax resumes to (863)9837537

Resumes can be mailed or dropped off at the Clewiston News office at


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, February 24, 2005


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Merchandise I

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 5-10
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts.'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood '305
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 6365
Pets Supplies,'
Services 6,70
Photography 375
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 635
Restaurant
Equipment 690)
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television-'Radio 711
Tickets 720)
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


CHAISE LOUNGE
Mauve, velvet, Good
Condition. $100.
(863)610-0020.


ELECTRIC RANGE Kenmore
2yrs. old used verylittle
$200 (863)946-0117

FRIG/FREEZER
white, like new,
$250
(863)467-1547
MICROWAVE Sanyo,
Good Condition $10.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
RANGE
Electric, older model,
but works $25.
(863)467-2132.

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

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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40x60'
to '100x200'. Example:
50x100x12' is $3.60/sq ft.
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METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
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(888)393-0335.




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


WRANGLER JEANS
Womens Size 12, like new,
exc. cond. $10.
(863)763-6131





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


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
Workstation Pentium III,
Win XP, office, complete,
$175. (239)728-5227..
COMPAQ DESKPRO EP-
Win-XP, office, DSL ready,.
kybd, mouse, monitor $
100 (239)728-5227.

Furnfiture 61.


CHURCH FURNITURE.
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set, baptis-
tery, steeple, windows,
carpet? Big Sale on new
cushioned pows and
cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360.

COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old. Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
DESK, blonde, real wood,
well used but solid, $10.
(863)467-4389

DINETTE SET, 7pc, cherry/
oak, paid $5200 asking
$2500. (863)801-1719.

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
FILING CABINET- oak, 2
drawers, $25. (863)946-
1083.

FISHING POLE CABINET
& Book shelf $100.
neg. Will separate
863-983-8973
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
LIVING RM SET Wood, 3
pcs Endtables & Shelf
Queen/Twin beds $575 neg
Will sep 863-983-8973
LR SET- grey, w/pull out
bed, matching loveseat, 2
glass top end tables. $250
neg. (863)946-0503.
LR SET- peach, with sleeper
bed in sofa, includes cof-
fee table. $175 neg.
(863)946-0503.
MATTRESS PADS 2, New
European Health Concept
Magnetic. Twin, $350.
863)763-8449
RACE CARD BED
Blue, $40.
(863)675-1617
After 5pm.
S'RCKER/RECLINIER
' Leather, Light tan, 2 yrs
old. Exc. cond., $200.
Must go!! (863)674-0078.
SOFA/BED & matching chair
beige background w/
burgundy navy print
$150 (863)467-1110
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Good condition. $75
863-612-9233

WICKER LOVESEAT
Outdoor Furniture.
W/matching coffee table
$65. (863)610-0020.
WOOD TV STAND
W/drawers, Great
shape $40.
(863)447-0965.



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.
GOLF CLUBS, 100 Misc.,
Sets, Wedges, Woods.
$990 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123


MOBILE HOME FURNACE-
new, never used, includes
stack & base. $75.
(239)292-1153.
SPACE HEATER 16000 BTU
Propane used 1yr. $150
(863)946-0117

WOOD BURNING STOVE
Fair shape.
$150.
(863)674-0110.



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PATIO TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
in good condition, $45.
(863)946-1083.



AWNINGS, (4), used, excel-
lent condition, call for siz-
es. Call Bob (863)357-
3141
Canoe, $200, Patio Set,
$100, Coffee Table & End
Table Set, $100, 20 gallon
fish tank & stand w/all ac-
cess., $100, English sad-
dle & starter kit, $100 and
much more. (863)467-
1619

CHURCH BENCHES, (17),
14 ft,long, $1000 or best
offer, 545 E. Obispo Ave.
(863)805-0000
Enclosed Porch or Shed,
Aluminum, 4 Win., 2 Drs,
carpet on cement slab.
8x19 $600 863-357-0863


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Building
MateriaI


LOCAL STEEL BUILDING COMPANY
Final Clearance All Must go!
Repos, Damaged, Cancellations! Use you
TAX RETURNS to build your dream building. '
Call Today 866-783-4385


KILN 18", EvenHeat, w/
stilts, shelves & posts.
$400 Or best offer.
(772)597-4365.

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



PHOTO COPIER- Minolta,
like new, hardly used,
$200 or best offer.
(863)675-1301.



BABY BUNNIES
(10)$50.
Will separate.
(863)983-9678.


Dachshund Puppies, 3
males, (2) blk. dapples,
(1) solid choc., 1st shots,
350 ea. (863)634-5112


PIT BULL PUPPIES,
Red Nosed, males
$150, females, $125.
Call 863-634-0119.


Red. & Blue Heeler Pup-
pies, beautiful, males &
females, 11 wks. old,
(321)268-8875


RED ROCK/JOHNSON AM-
ER.BULL DOG PUPS- 1st
shots, papers, $500 neg.
(772)342-6279.


WEIMARANER PUPPIES
2, females, All shots/Vet
checked Good temperament
$1000. (772)220-2153.


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

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HOT TUB
Seats 4-5, $1000. Or
best offer. (863)763-5439
or (863)610-2038.


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






BIKE RACK,
Fits into a 2" Trailer Receiv-
er. $75. (863)675-3312


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


GENERATOR Honda E6650
A/C or D/C, Exc. Cond.
$200. (863)635-4690
Frostproof.


PASLODE 30 DEGREE
cordless framing nailer 2"-
31/2" Nails $250 (863)674-
0098


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



FAST CASH FOR ANY-
THING- campers, boats,
ATV's, heavy equip, sur-
plus items, anything of
value. (863)228-2761.


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


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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 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



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

RIDING MOWER- Crafts-
man, 42" cut, running or-
der, $200. (863)675-
1043.

RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
40" cut, good condition,
$100. (863)675-1043.


Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 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 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


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



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


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Ret.4


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


RealEstate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl1080


HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR/2BA Irg. scn rm. Irg 2
car gar. all under 1 Hip Rf.
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pm

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.

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

Love the earth Recycle
your used items by sell-
ing them in the classi-
fieds.

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


VOLUNtMinK NFFDFP
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call'

561-993-1160O


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FARM EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
South Florida Conservancy District
will accept sealed bids until 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 for the following:
One (1) 1999 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
One (1) 1972 1975 Model 2030
John Deere Tractor.
Bidding instructions & information on
vehicles avail, at: SFCD's office located
@ 2832 N. Main St. (U.S. Highway 441)
Belle Glade, FL. Monday through Friday,
8A.M.-5 P.M. (phone 561-996-2940).
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Small Business for sale!





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HUNT ELK, WILD BOAR,
Red Stag and Buffalo in
Missouri until 3/31/05.
Guaranteed Hunting Li-
cense, Only $5.00. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay,
Reasonable Rates, Call
(314)293-0610.



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.


CLEWISTON,
942 Virginia Avenue
Small lot,
mobile home ready.
Cash price $4,000.
Call 803-407-3333.



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA.
Spectacular Mountain
view & River homesites.
Paved roads, clubhouse &
more. NEW RELEASE!
Homesites from $49,900.
Bear River Community Call
Now (866)411-5263.

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

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.
9Qq
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.


KENTUCKY 50-1000 acres.
Incredible trophy deer &
turkey hunting. Some w/
lakes, creeks, rivers,
ponds, & timber. Great re-
treat/investment. New sur-
vey, starting $795 per
acre. Owner will finance.
(270)791-2538
www.actionoutfitter.com.


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


N.C. MOUNTAINS: 2.3
acres with new log cabin
shell in secluded setting
$89,900. Acreage availa-
ble with stunning mountain
views! Free info available.
(R9Ri947-nnR1
N.C. WATERFRONT
$39,900. Coming soon on
All-sports Lake. Boat, fish
& swim. Will sell fast! Call
MLC to get on the priority
list today! (866)920-
5263.


NEW LOG HOME SHELL-
$99,900. Beautiful log
home shell nestled on pri-
vate wooded lot off Park-
way north of Boone. Won't
last! 1st time offered.
(800)455-1981, x125.


WE DO RENTALS! SOUTH-
ERN VERMONT'S RENTAL
CENTER. MOUNT SNOW,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT.
BY WEEK/WEEKEND/
MONTH OR SEASON! IN-
CLUDES RECREATIONAL/
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.
WE OFFER HILLSIDE
CONDOS, TOWN HOUS-
ES, CHALETS, (LARGE/
SMALL HOMES.) MOUN-
TAIN RESORT RENTALS,
P.O. BOX 1804, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445).


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY 'SALES.
1600,t64I-.5333. Realty Of-
Murlphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.



PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
Seeks Land or House w/
land For Sale By Owner.
No Brokers. 941-685-4568

WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal. In any condition.
772-370-6252


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home. Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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



90 Redman Dbl Wide
28x70 4/2 w/many up-



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

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

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20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


CENTRAL HOMEs
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Specia 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
a Shed
$69,900



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


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


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,900
2160W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
& CHampion
HOME BUILDERS CO.


New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-81.06-

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

SKYLINE Custom built park
model. 12', Screen room.
Furn. Lot 8 on Little Big
Land Marina, Lake Port.
Bargain $18,000.
(863)946-0975


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/.RVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035


AQUA SPORT, '72, 19',
115hp Mercury eng., with
trailer, needs TLC,$2000.
(561)449-1385

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

Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
RANGER, '01, 16 ft., 5hp
Mercury mtr, w/trlr, exc.
cond., low hrs., $8000 or
best offer. 772-621-9792

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

ZODIAC BOAT- 10ft, fiber-
glass bottom, $150.
(561)629-3781.



FREE INTERNET ADVERTI-
SING- if your item is worth
over $100 and priced to
sell, I will advertise it for
Free on the Internet.
Campers, boats, RV's,
bulk items, motorcycles,
or anything any condition.
(863)228-2761.


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-
800 654-8475.


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 5TH WHEEL
TRAILER, '2003, 3 Slides,
Model 3610 Non smoking
/pets. Loaded. Diesel
dually avail. $40,000. ,
443-604-3260.


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


36' DUTCHMAN 01'
W/expando kit, & Living
rm. w/10Ox20 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



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40.35
Heavy Duty Trucks 1040
Parts Repairs 4045
- Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
. Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070





CHEV CAPRICE, '67- 2dr,
hardtop, 327 CID, 300HP,
all original, $5000.
(863)357-1625.

CHEVY CAMARO 86' AT, v-
6 2.8 runs good $1000
firm (863)763-8763 or
(863)261-2643.

FORD MUSTANG COUPE
'93, 5 speed,
$2500. (863)357-3633
After 6pm.

MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, '91,
4 door, needs transmis-
sion, $350. (561)449-
1385

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http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.htmi or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
'8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.


Flea Treatments

Available
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventura Ave Clewlston, FL 33440
463- 9s83- 91S-i


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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Two-Drawer Filing Cabinet
A terrific project for do-it-yourselfers who need a
place for all of those important papers that seem to
accumulate in every home, this filing cabinet project
makes a practical as well as handsome accessory for
the home office or den. Built mostly from oak lunm-
ber and plywood, the project features all straight cuts
and detailed assembly diagrams. It measures 32
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep.
2-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 705) ... $9.95
3-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 727)... $9.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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Pet Services


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Farm
Equipment.


FORD EXPLORER '97,
89,000 mi. Int. clean,
Runs Good. $5,500.
(863)234-1522.


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.


BEDLINER for Ford Ranger
PU with accessories, good
condition, $50. (863)467-
0987.





CAR DOLLEY:
In Good shape. $450.
(863)675-3312



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


MAZDA P/U 1995 '
w/Truck Cap. Good
condition. $3,500.
863-357-3413


MASTERCRAFTS Custom
built sides front & back.
Tilts & swivels extra wheel
& tire $350 863-763-8449.


Chevy Astro Van, '99, 8
passenger, candy apple
red, $6500 or best offer.
(863)675-0056


Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-989-CA
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLARA C. SPENCER, elt us, et al.,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-.
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
bidderfor cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
the Hendry County Courts build-
ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
SA.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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Port LaBelle Community Devel-
opment District will hold aBoard of
Supervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
March 3, 2005, at 7:00 PM at the
office of the District located at
3025 Dellwood Terrace. The pur-
pose of this meeting is to conduct
routine business which may re-
%qsire action by the Board.
is meeting is open to the pub-
lic.
555723 CB/CGS 2/24/05








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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 16,
2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N. Main
Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Election one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
555489 CGS 2/24;3/3/05


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LEGAL NOTICE
ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the landowners of South
Florida Conservancy District, is scheduled to meet Wednesday, March
16, 2005, at 11:00 A.M., at the office of said District located at 2832 N.
Main Street, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida, for the purpose
of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH FLORIDA CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
By: /s/ Fritz Stein, Jr.
Chairman
555572 CGS 2/24;3/3/05


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pahokee Housing Authority
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, to discuss the
Agency Plan for the Pahokee Housing Authority to be transmitted to the
Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Administrative Office of the
Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476.
The agency plan documents to be discussed at the public hearing are
available for review at the Housing Authority office located at 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Floiida 33476.
Contact Julia A. Hale, Executive Director, at (561) 924-5565, for further
information.
554819 CGS 02/24/05
It's never too late to find Get a quick response to
the perfect gift. Look for any item you may be sell-
it in the classifieds. inq with a classified ad.
Time to clean out the attic, Reading a newspaper
basement and/or gar- helps you understand the
age? Advertise your yard world around you. No
sale in the classified wonder newspaper read-
and make your clean up a ers are more successful
breeze! people!


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is herebygiven that Fer-
gison Towing will sell at public
action, free from all prior liens,
the following vehicles that remain
1 I I ,, .
713.78,to to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 28, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1998 Nissan Gold 4-Door
Vin #t1N4DLOIDXWC118919
1983 Oldsmobile White 2-Door
Vin #1G3AR47A6DM3417752
1986 Buick Blue 2-Door
Vin #1G4GM47A7GP231421
1995 Ford Green 2-Door
Vin #1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unknown 4-Door
Vin #2FACP75W7NX206462
553935 CGS 2/17,24/05
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you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful people!


PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fer-
guson Towing will sell at public
Auction, free from all prior Jiens,
the following vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with charges
unpaid, pursuant to Florida statutes
713.78, to the highest bidder at
12065 Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on February 28, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1991 Ford Red Van
Vin #1FMDA11U9MZA27314
555592 CGS 2/24/05

NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct
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Hendry Regional Medical Center,
500 West Sugariand Highway, Cle-
wiston, Florida.
548515'CGS 2/24/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBelle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday
February 24, 2005 at 3:00 P.M. at
The Owen Luckey Ranch North La-
Belle, Florida, Glades County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
Ie bIought before the Housing
Commission. Any person or per-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry CoLmty
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
555627 CB/CGS 2/24/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY 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-
FENDANTS), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, Ll-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER SONS 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
DEFENDANT S) 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, HENDRY 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 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 26,7 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To Include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
NAK/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
SBy: /s/ S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate In this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (8001 955-
9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
553382 CGS 2/17,24/05


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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 plaintiff and John W.
Temple and Margaret Baxter Temple defendants, being Case number
97-627, in said Court, I, Ronald 1. 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 Caoosa Harbor Subdivision Lot 25 lying North of the follow-
ing described line: Beginning at the Northeastedrly 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 Sootheastedrly right of Way of Harbor Drive and
end of said line.
---AND---
Outparcel Tract A lying between Lots 2 and 3, Caloosa Harbor Subdivi-
sion as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 131, Public records of Hendry
County, Florida, together with the following described parcel:
A 30 foot wide strip of land across the dead Caloosahatchee River at
the location of an existing embankment crossing lying and being in
Section 7, Township 43 South, Range 29 East, Hendry County, Florida
more particularly described as follows:
From the Point of Beglnning being where the Easterly line of Tract "A"
of Caloosa Harbor Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, Pages 130
and 131, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida intersects the former
easterly waters edge of said Calosahatchee River, said point being
also the SouthWest comer of Lot 2 of said Caloosa Harbor Subdivision,
run North 58 degrees, 17' 30" West across said river a distance of 64.17
feet to the former Westedrly waters edge of said river, thence run South
10 degrees 27' 56" West along said waters edge a distance of 10.89
feet; thence run South 15 degrees 03' 00" West along said waters edge
a distance of 20.54 feet; thence run South 59 degrees 17' 30" East
across said river a distance of 55.48 feet to former Easterly waters
edge of said river; thence run North 29 degrees 31' 17" East along said
waters' edge a distance of 30.01 feet to the Point of Beginning.,
And on the 8th day of March, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry
County Courthouse, LaBelle, Flordia, 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, it 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


LEGAL NOTICE


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The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March 14 at 8:00 The following vehicles will be sold at
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St. public auction on March 8 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.


1984 Buick 4 Dr
VIN #1G4AL19ROG6484869
555801 CGS 2/24


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1991 Mercury 4 dr
VIN #3MAPM10J6MR666951
555508 CGS 2/24/05


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classifieds.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 04-968 CA
ERLENE J. BLAKE
Plaintiff,
VS.
TINA G. LANCASTER
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TINA G. LANDCASTER, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses,
widows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and al parties
having or claiming by, through, under, or against her, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florioda:
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 andyou are required
to serve your written defenses on Plaintiff's attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16TH PLACE #2, CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box
1760, LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before February 22 2005 or other-
wise a default judgment will be entered against you for the relief sought in
this Complaint.
*THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks In a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 13th day of January, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of Court
By S. Miller, Deputy Clerk
Marcy L. Shaw, Attorney for the Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, P.A.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239) 542-9955 Fax (239) 542-9987
548226 CGS 01/20,27;2/03,10/05





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


IN RE: Estate of
WILBERT J. CONRAD,
Deceased


Case No.: 2005-021-CP


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
Defendants)
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 OFA 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 010453N
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 OF THIS 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


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It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.


Ade E. Conrad
10620 Park Drive
LaBelle, FL 33935


Alison C. Hessey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Ade E. Conrad
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800


553399 CGS 2/17,24/05
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the'
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Hendry County:
C and B Farms, PO Box 1649, Clewiston, FL 33440, has submitted Appli-
cation 050121-4 for modification of Water Use Permit 26-00303-W to rrf-
ate 2231.6 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from
the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 29-32,
Township 46 South, Range 34 East.
Alico Inc, PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33935, has submitted Applicalton
050114-1-E for an Everglades.Agricultural Area Works of the District Per-
mit. The project is located in Townships 45,46 South, Ranges 31-34 East
and comprises 60,491.10 acres of sugarcane.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written
request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action re-
garding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management
District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be re-
ceived by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy'
of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further
proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an ad-
ministrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a
written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
555716 CGS 2/24/05


"Green" neighborhoods don't always attract eco-friendly residents


GAINESVILLE They're
often billed as "green" neighbor-
hoods, but New Urbanist devel-
opments don't necessarily
attract earth-friendly residents, a
University of Florida study
shows.
After conducting surveys in
several Gainesville neighbor-
hoods, UF researchers found
that residents of one of the city's
. largest New Urbanist develop-
ments did not score any better
and in some cases scored
lower on key indicators of envi-
ronmental awareness and
activism than residents of typ-
ical suburban neighborhoods.
"For New Urbanists, one idea
has always been that- a good
environmental design will con-
serve natural resources,"' said
Mark Hostetler, a wildlife exten-
sion agent with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"However, even the best design
must be managed properly, and
residents must understand and
have the will to take local
action."
Hostetler and graduate stu-
dent Kara Youngentob surveyed
965 middleclass homeowners
around Gainesville, the city of
roughly 111,000 people that is
home to UF, on their attitudes,
knowledge and behaviors
regarding environmental prob-
lems.


"For New Urbanists, one idea has always been
that a good environmental design will conserve
natural resources, however, even the best design
must be managed properly, and residents must
understand and have the will to take local
action."
Mark Hostetler,
Wildlife extension agent UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
'


Slightly more than one-third
of the respondents were from
Haile Plantation, a development
of roughly 1,700 homes oh
Gainesville's west side. Built
around a village center that con-
tains both commercial and resi-
dential properties, the various
subdivisions of Haile Plantation
include park-like green spaces
and are connected by a web of
walkways.
The development has often
been cited as an example of
some of the principles of New
Urbanism, the urban planning
philosophy that stresses pe'des-
trian-friendly, mixed-use com-
munities as a solution to the
environmental and social prob-
lems of urban sprawl.
Slightly less than one-fourth
of the respondents lived in the
Duck Pond neighborhood, a his-


toric district that contains side-
walks, homes with front porches
and a common open space. This
community design is what New
Urbanist communities try to
emulate. The rest of the study's
respondents almost half the
people in the survey were
from suburbs built in the
decades after World War II.
Overall, respondents per-
formed poorly on a few ques-
tions about local environmental
issues, the researchers say.
Fewer than half knew that water
entering street drains doesn't go
to a treatment facility, or that it is
illegal to feed raccoons. Most of
the respondents didn't know
what invasive plants were and
did not know what kinds of plas-
tic can be recycled in the city.
According to the study com-
paring the three communities,


Everglades restoration group to meet


MIAMI Anyone interested
in the science behind restoration
of the everglades is invited to
attend a Science Coordination
Group meeting, being held on
Wednesday, March 2 in Miami.
The meeting is open to the pub-
lic and is being held from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade
Fire Rescue Headquarters, locat-
ed at 9300 NW 41st St., Miami.
Please call (786) 331-5000 for
directions.
The Science Coordination
Group's discussion will focus on
efforts to support the South
Florida Ecosystem Restoration
Task Force by coordinating the


scientific aspects of policies,
strategies, plans, programs,
projects, activities, and priorities
for the restoration of the greater
Everglades ecosystem. The
detailed agenda is on the Web
site listed below.
The Science Coordination
Group is currently working on
creating a set of system-wide
indicators and on Phase II of the
Plan for Coordinating Science
for the Greater Everglades
Ecosystem. Public comment is
scheduled after each agenda
item.
To enhance the integration of
science and management, the


Science Coordination Group
includes both' senior managers
and scientists appointed by the
Task Force and authorized to
represent that agency's, or gov-
ernment's interest on matters
pertaining to the responsibilities
of the Science Coordination
Group.
For further information,
please contact Mary Plumb, task
force public officer, at (305) 348-
1662. More information is also
available on the Internet at the
homepage for the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Task
Force www.sfrestore.org.


FEMA begins expedited reimbursement


of emergency costs


WASHINGTON The U.S.
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Management
Agency (FEMA) announced that
it will begin providing Florida
counties interim funding for eli-
gible debris removal costs and
emergency protective measures
incurred in the immediate
response to hurricanes Charley,
Frances, Ivan and Jeanne.
The announcement means
counties will be able to receive
up to 50 percent of eligible emer-
gency work estimates in
advance of each individual reim-
bursement request being
processed by the state and
FEMA.
The funding is available for
emergency work performed
within the first 120 days after the
disaster declaration only and typ-
ically includes such activities as
debris removal, emergency pro-
tective measures, and removal of
safety and threat hazards. The


funding may be used to cover
such costs as overtime payroll,
equipment costs, material pur-
chases, and contracts when
these costs are incurred for
emergency work.
FEMA and Florida Emergency
Management officials will imme-
diately begin working with coun-
ties to determine cost estimates
of eligible work in order to start
the advanced reimbursements.
The state will receive and distrib-
ute the funds to the applicants
from FEMA based on these esti-
mates. Florida emergency man-
agement officials will determine
the actual percentage of funds
provided to each applicant for
emergencywork.
Local governments and cer-
tain non-profits who are eligible
to apply for public assistance
will still need to submit all
requests for reimbursement
through normal processing pro-
cedures, which includes a


review by both the state and
FEMA. Funds advanced through
expedited funding will be offset
against actual approved emer-
gency work projects.
To date approved disaster aid
for Hurricanes Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne has surpassed
$4.15 billion. Of that assistance,
approximately $450 million in
public assistance funds has been
approved.
FEMA pays 100 percent of the
costs of debris removal during
the first 72 hours following a
hurricane. For debris removal
after that period, FEMA pays 90%
of the cost. The remaining 10
percent comes from state and
local funds. The actual removal,
storage and disposal of debris
are preformed by local govern-
ments, or by private contractors
selected by the local governmen-
tal entities. The Stafford Act reg-
ulates FEMA disaster assistance.


residents of the New Urbanist
(Haile) development did have
the highest sense of community.
However, they actually scored
slightly lower on some questions
relating to basic environmental
knowledge than .did residents of
historic districts or post-World-
War-II suburbs. They also scored
slightly lower on questions
designed to gauge residents'
commitment to simple conser-
vation practices, such as recy-
cling, carpooling or buying ener-
gy-efficient appliances.
There was one exception:
Haile residents knew far more
about the gopher tortoise an
animal that is protected by the
state because of dwindling num-
bers and threats to its habitat.
Haile was built around tortoise
habitat, and the development's


managers have put in place pro-
grams to protect the, tortoises
and inform residents of their
importance.
Hostetler's conclusion: Even
in green communities, people
need ongoing environmental
efforts to keep them abreast of
environmental issues. Without
them, he said, the environmental
benefits of green design could
dwindle over time.
"Green design is not
enough," said Hostetler. "Even
the best-designed community is
going to have an adverse impact
on the environment if the resi-
dents are planting invasive
species, not utilizing' compact
florescent lighting, or letting
their cats roam the neighbor-
hood to hunt wildlife in other
words, if the residents don't


understand the environmental
problems in their area."
Haile's managers say those
problems might emerge in other
green developments, but not
their own. Both outdoor pets
and invasive plants are banned
from Haile neighborhoods
under rules enforced by the
development's homeowners'
association.
"When people move here,
they know they'll be giving up
some of their property rights in
exchange for the benefits of liv-
ing in a well-managed commu-
nity," said Rick Medina, manager
of the Haile Plantation Associa-
tion.
"The residents may not know
why they can't put in non-native
plants, but they know that's how
it is."


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 for Hendry County, Floerida, 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
Are 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 other than those for whom
provision for full payment was made In the Order of Summary Adminis-
iration must file their claims withthis 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 .


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6.) Trade-in offer not valid with any other offer. Trade in will be based on NADA USED CAR VALUE GUIDE "LOAN" trade in value plus the lesser of 20% or $2,000. Deductions from allowance may be
made for equipment failure, body/interior damage, reconditioning costs, and/or excessive mileage at 15 cents/mile over 12,000 miles per year, 7.) Bankrupticies must be discharged, down payments may
vary. Down payments may vary up to 85% with approved credit. All offers cannot be combined. All financed sales and leases subject to lender approval Proof of residency and pay stub must be provided.


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