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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: March 10, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, March 10, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol.78 No. 40


At A Glance

Breakfast of
Champions set
PAHOKEE As part of
Pahokee's Celebration of
Champions, the Pahokee High
School Band Boosters Associ-
ation is sponsoring a "Break-
fast of Champions" pancake
breakfast Saturday, March 12,
at the Pahokee High School
cafeteria. Breakfast will be
served from 8:30-11 a.m. and
will consist of pancakes,
sausage, eggs, grits, juice and
coffee. Tickets are $5 each
and can be purchased at the
door or by calling (561) 914-
0699.

Proud Heritage
Celebration set
BELLE GLADE The
Proud Heritage Celebration
will be held at the Dolly Hand
Cultural Arts Center Friday
evening March 18. Tickets are
on sale now ($30) and may be
purchased from any member
of Iota Omicron Zeta Chapter
or by calling Robbie Everett at
924-6503, Verdell Bolden at
996-1705, Lawanda Harper at
924-3126 or Anna Littles at
(863) 983-6815 in Clewiston.

Gospel production
Brenda Washington-Hick-
man/Tru Management will be
hosting its first gospel play
production, March 19, at the
Dollyhand Arts Cultural Cen-
ter. Ms. Washington-Hickman
is |from the Glades area and
her production "Lukreshia's
Closet" will begin at 7 p.m.
The play will also star Ken-
neshia Lovely, Sotoya Stanley,
Tommie Gilbert Jr., Geneva
Slydell, Gerrod Thompson,
Jackie Osborn, and Evelyn
Taylor. Tickets will be avail-
able at ihe do-,or or get your,
advance tickets b) calling'
(561 U914-0877.

Afro Arts
Festival planned
BELLE GLADE The 26th
Annual Glades Festival of Afro
Arts will be held Saturday,
March 19, at the Lake Shore
Park in Belle Glade. The
parade will start at the Avenue
A campus of the Lake Shore
Annex .at 11 a.m. (line-up
starts at 10 a.m.). The opening
ceremony for the festival is at
noon. Join us as we present to
you a variety of cultural
cuisines, local and profession-
al entertainment and special
events for our kids. We hope
to see you there.
Booths are available on a
first come first serve basis. A
map of the field's layout
allows applicants to select
their choice of booth space.
Several different sized booth
spaces are available. Applica-
tions and information can be.
obtained by contacting Rob-
bie Everett at 924-5126, Jessie
Terry at (561) 202-7712,
Verdell Bolden at 996-1705, or
Anna Littles in Clewiston at
(863) 983-6815.
See Glance Page 12


Lake Level

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above sea
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Index

Classifieds . .20-23
Schools . . .9
Opinion ........... 4. 4
Sports .... .. ....... .11

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Pahokee Chief Duran


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE A number of
events came together sharply one
recent Friday night with the vio-
lent apprehension of Robert
Love, an outspoken critic of the
police department, who suffered
injuries after a routine stop and
was' taken to the hospital for
medical help.,
Less than a week later, the
chief of police resigned amid the
controversy, as well as an officer
involved in the incident. ,


City officials who responded
to the scene claim they were
treated rudely by the law enforce-
ment officers at the scene, with a
claim that a deputy pointed a pis-
tol at one of them.
The allegations flying back
and forth have rocked the city of
Pahokee.
Robert Love, a close friend to
Mayor J.P. Sasser of Pahokee and
a community advocate who has
made no secret of his criminal
past, which included his involve-


ment in the selling of crack
cocaine, was stopped by a Paho-
kee officer for driving with his
lights out Feb. 25, setting the
events for the rest of the night into
motion.
When Officer James Levey,
with the Pahokee Police Depart-
ment arrived as back up, witness-
es say a tussle broke out between
the two men, which led to a brief
struggle that left Love badly
injured. Mr. Love said he would
require surgery to his face, his eye


CLEANING UP: Community rallies for cleanliness


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Citizens United for a Cleaner and Safer Community (CUCSC) members woke up bright
and early Saturday morning, March 5, for a clean up effort in Pahokee. Approximately
50 people, children included, walked from Martin Luther King Park across South Lake
and Rardin Phrk while picking up litter and beautifying the city.


and nose as a result of the
injuries.
Love was taken to Glades Gen-
eral Hospital, and later transport-
ed to St. Mary's Hospital for treat-
ment of his injuries, before then
being taken to the Palm Beach
County Jail the following day.
He faced a number of charges,
including battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting
arrest, driving with a suspended
license and possession of mari-
juana.


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The Feb. 25 incident spurred
more discord in the immediate
moments following Mr. Love's
arrest, and city officials were
pulled into the escalating contro-
versy.
While the officers were occu-
pied with placing Mr. Love in cus-
tody, witnesses began calling the
city's elected officials to the
scene. According to the officials,
the calls were from residents who
See Resignation- Page 12


Belle Glade,



South Bay



election results


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
It was an easy night for the
incumbents in South Bay on
Tuesday, with each of the three
commissioners up for re-elec-
tion making a successful bid for
office. In Belle Glade, the race
for the Commission Seat A
ended in an overwhelming vic-
tory for one newcomer.
The closest race of the night
was between incumbent Group
2 Commissioner Shirley Walk-
er-Turner, who, according to
Tuesday night's election results
from the Palm Beach County
Supervisor of Elections, defeat-
ed.challenger and former Com-.
missioner Willie Marshall. The
gap was 13 votes, giving Ms.
Walker-Turner a slight edge at


52 percent of the vote in com-
parison to Mr. Marshall's 48 per-
cent.
In Group 3, incumbent com-
missioner for Group 3, John
Wilson, who faced more oppo-
nents than anyone else in the
elections, made a successful
second bid for office having
secured 197 votes for 54 per-
cent of the vote; compared to
newcomer Lynette 0
Neal Wiseman's 110 votes and
Valira Harrell's 55 votes.
The largest of the victories
came for Group 1 Commission-
er Esther Berry, who rallied the
public behind her and got 252
votes, for 73 percent of the vote,
compared to Tina Jefferson's 91
See Results Page 12


South Bay has



own American


Legion Post


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
The children happily took part in the clean up over the weekend in Pahokee and rivaled
the grown-ups in collecting the trash. The children, though young, beamed with pride in
their city.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY When Willie
Alexander set out a few months
ago to start an American Legion
Post in South Bay, he needed 15
members. Of course, getting 15
members to join a post that did-
n't have a facility yet in which to
meet is a harder proposition
than it sounds.
For Mr. Alexander, it was a
cinch.
Today, he counts with 25
members, each of who are
eager to help in any way possi-


ble to get the local lodge off the
ground and running. It demon-
strates how much they're look-
ing forward to reviving the old
post 611.
The post has been operating
for some time now, said Mr.
Alexander, and meetings are
being held on a consistent basis
- post meetings are held twice
a month at Tanner Park, but a
proper facility is still missing.
Mr. Alexander is quick to
thank the city of South Bay, who
See Legion Page 12


Safety gains city's attention


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY Mayor
Clarence Anthony remembers
several years ago when rescue
workers dove into the deep
waters of the New River Canal to
pull out the body of a small child.
Lifeless, the child had been swal-
lowed by the water that day as he
played in the area.
Without railings or a guardrail
to deter the group of children
from entering the area, the
tragedy unfolded and stunned
the boy's family and the commu-
nity of South Bay, as well as the
Glades.
Recently, the mayor once
again saw a sight all too familiar:
Rescue workers dived into the
waters to save another person.
Officials say an arguing couple
drove into the waters one later
died.
"It's shameful," Mayor Antho-
ny said at the South Bay city
meeting earlier this month. Upset
that another death might have


been prevented with the location
of a safety railing at the canal, he
urged the city to begin working
on addressing the issue.
Others at city hall agree with
the mayor.
"It's too easy to access,'there
is no barrier between the road
and the canal," said Police Chief
Michael Morris. "It isn't protected
on either side."
Chief Morris said the canal,
located prominently in the heart
of the.city and stretching across
State Road 80 and lining many
homes in its travel from north to
south, is quickly becoming a
thing to fear. The two incidents
over the past two years only
heightens the need for a
response to the deadly continu-
ing trend.
"It has put a stain on the com-
munity, but the community itself
is not at fault," he said.
At most places, the canal,
which only seems a few feet
deep from the surface, actually


runs down to as deep as 30 feet
or more. The darkness of the
water hides how deep the bot-
tom runs. According to the chief,
divers of the latest rescue effort
found this out when they pulled a
car out from the area that had
been there for some time before
- a car reported stolen out of
Belle Glade.
"Who knows what else is in
there. There's no telling what has
been tossed in the water," he
said.
Chief Morris and City Manager
Tony Smith have had discussions
on how to approach solving the
danger of the canal. He hopes
that with the involvement of
agencies like the department of
transportation and the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, something can be done to
prevent needless deaths in the
future. With its close proximity to
the railroad that runs through it,
See Canals Page 12


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Deaths in the canals in South Bay have driven city leaders to
take the issue up with the appropriate authorities. City officials
say that easy access to the canals pose a safety hazard.


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Tri Cities work together on EAA issue


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE After listening
to both sides on the issue sur-
rounding the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area (EAA), the cities of
Belle Glade, South Bay and
Pahokee will be meeting to for-
mulate a plan on how to
approach the supposed restric-
tion on development within the
EAA.
With a closer view on the
individual plans of the Audubon
of Florida and the sugar industry
representatives who are
opposed to the plan, the cities
feel that it would be in the best
interest of the three communi-
ties to develop an independent
plan that would benefit resi-
dents.
At a tri-cities meeting held in
Pahokee Feb. 28, the local repre-
sentatives agreed that the next
meeting of the tri-cities would
involve a workshop, in which
the issue can be hashed out.
It is the latest move in the
continuing issue involving the
EAA.
Earlier this year, the cities
reacted to the plan by Audubon
of Florida in which the organiza-
tion urged that development in
the EAA, in which all three cities
are located, are restricted to cur-
rent infrastructure. Fearful that
the plan meant that there would


"What they're saying their definition of new
development is, is the coast coming over here
and building these instant communities."

J.P. Sasser, Mayor of Pahokee,


be no further expansion allowed
for any of the three cities, elected
officials met to discuss the plan.
A letter from Robert Coker, a
U.S. Sugar representative,
addressed to Belle Glade Vice-
Mayor Mary Kendall, brought the
issue to the forefront. Mr. Coker
argued that the plan by the
Audubon of Florida would put a
stop to plans for expansion.
Almost immediately, the sugar
industry provided its counter to
the proposal and argued against
the limitation. The sugar indus-
try has since submitted a pro-
posal to the city of Pahokee with
informational items countering
the Audubon's plan.
According to Mayor J.P. Sass-
er of Pahokee, in discussing the
issue with Audubon representa-
tives, it seems the intent is differ-
ent from the perceived meaning.
"What they're saying their
definition of new development
is, is the coast coming over here
and building these instant com-
munities," he said at the tri-cities
meeting last month.


Without the three cities hav-
ing approached the issue in a
comprehensive way, though,
said Pahokee City Manager Lillie
Latimore, "if we go too far, we'll
wind up in somebody's camp."
Ms. Latimore said it was impor-
tant that the Glades cities "devel-
op what's of interest to us, rather
than choose a side. We need to
consider regional planning."
According to Ms. Latimore,
the sugar industry, with its shift
in production, wants the flexibil-
ity to do what they want with
their land, rather than have its
property limited strictly to agri-
culture. It explains their position
in disagreeing with the Audubon
of Florida she said.
"You can say what you want
to, they [sugar industry repre-
sentatives] don't care about the
tri-cities," said Mayor Sasser, not-
ing the lack of the presence of a


representative for the sugar
industry at any of the three meet-
ings held so far for the discus-
sion of the issue in the tri-cities.
"The tri-cities are the only
ones without a plan," he said.
Mayor Sasser said that, at least in
Pahokee, the city is looking to
move away from agriculture and
needs to decide, "Where we
want to go from here."
Belle Glade Commissioner
Gwen Asia-Williams agreed with
the cities developing their own
plan. She said the freedom of the
cities to expand when necessary
is what each of the cities is inter-
ested in.
"It's important that we go
through some type of develop-
ment if we want funds," she
said.
Commissioner Asia-Williams
made a motion that the tri-cities
league meet again later this
month in a workshop setting to
begin discussing the develop-
ment process for the Everglades
Agricultural Area.
In the meantime, the tri-cities
will continue to act as a single
entity in informing county and
state representatives on the issue
and the stance of the three cities.


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Obituaries *


Virgil Billie
Virgil Billie, age 46, passed
away Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at
Memorial Regional Hospital, in
Hollywood, Fla.
He was born in Broward
County, but a resident of Clewis-
ton. Graveside services were
held March 4, 2005 at Big
Cypress Cemetery, with Rev-
erend Paul Buster presiding.
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, of
Clewiston was in charge of the
arrangements.
He is survived by his mother
Minnie Billie, of Big Cypress;
brother Leroy Billie, of Big
Cypress, brother James Billie,
Big Cypress; brother Ray Billie,
of Big Cypress, brother Peter Bil-
lie, of Big Cypress; brother Nor-
mal Billie, of Big Cypress; and
ahis sister Helen Billie, of Holly-
wood, Fla.

Harriet Dorothy
Burns Weeks
Harriet Dorothy Burns
Weeks, 88, of Moore Haven
passed at Grace Health Care of
Clewiston Wednesday, Feb. 17,
2005: The only child of Harry
and Regina Burns of Philadel-
phia, Pennsylvania, she had
resided in Moore Haven since
1942. She. was a graduate of
both Salisbury State Teacher's
College, Salisbury, Maryland;
and Florida Southern College in
Lakeland. For many years, she
was an elementary school
teacher in Hendry County,
Glades County, and Polk Avenue
Elementary in Lake Wales, Fla.
After her retirement, she
enjoyed growing roses, tending
to her yard and raising Persian
cats. She was preceded in death
by her husband Roger M. Weeks
and son Rodney K. Weeks. She is
survived by one daughter, Robin
Weeks. It was her wish to be cre-
mated. Donations may be made
to her church, First United
Methodist Church of Moore
Haven. Final arrangements were
made by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home of Clewiston.

Jamie Christine Rudd
Jamie Christine Rudd, 25, of
Clewiston, passed away March
4, 2005 at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center. She was born in
West Palm Beach and was a
homemaker. Survivors include
husband Alan William Rudd, of
Clewiston; son Alan Nickolas
Rudd, of Clewiston; son Jacob
William Rudd, of Clewiston;
daughter Alaina Christine Rudd,
of Clewiston; daughter Julie
Angel Rudd, of Clewiston; par-
ents Cecil and Laura Mae Dukes,
of Clewiston; grandmother Betty
Lou Pickran, of Clewiston;
brother Cecil Albert Dukes Jr., of
Clewiston; brother Jeremy
Wayne Dukes, of Clewiston;
brother David Otis Dukes, of
Clewiston; sister Delena Diana
Wagers, of South Carolina; and.
sister Amanda Jean Dukes, of
Clewiston. Services were held
March 9 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel with burial at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. Officiating was Hugh
Tyndall.

Patrick Davis Burke
Patrick Davis Burke, 70, of
Clewiston passed away Sunday
March 6, 2005 at Palms of


Pasadena Hospital, South
Pasadena. Born in Miranda
Cuba, he moved to Florida from
Texas. He was employed as a
Senior Technical Engineer for
Nodarse & Associates, Inc. He's
been assigned to the SFWMD
Everglades Restoration Project
for many years and loved every
day in the field.
He attended Tulane Universi-
ty in New Orleans studying Civil
Engineering and served in the
U.S. Army. He was an avid out-
doorsman, sports enthusiast and
was active with the Boy Scouts
for several decades.
Survivors include three sons,
Patrick of Wilbraham Massachu-
setts; Michael of Alpharetta GA
and Charles "Ed" of Smithfield
VA; a daughter Kelly Freese of
Kenner 'LA;-' a sister Barbara
Montanari of'St. Petersburg and
13 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be
held Friday, March 11 atLutheran
Church of the Cross 4545 Chan-
cellor Street N.E., St. Petersburg,
FL 33703.
Visitation: 12:30
Memorial Svc: 1:30.
Please send donations in lieu
of flowers to: Boy Scouts of
America, Florida Seabase, P.O.
Box 1906, Islamorada, FL 33036
On-line condolences:
www.davidcgross.com
David C. Gross Funeral
Homes afid Cremation Center,
Central Avenue Chapel, St.
Petersburg.

Gladys Waldron
Gladys Waldron, 99, of Arca-
dia, passed away March 9, 2005;
Gladys was born in Birming-
ham, Ala. on May -12, 1905. She
came to the Hardee and DeSoto
County area in 1916 by Ox Cart.
She was one of the last pioneers
of DeSoto County. She is sur-
vived by three sons, Thomas H.
(Daisy) Waldron of White
Springs, Gerald G. (Joann) Wal-
dron of Wauchula, James Calvin
(Lucy) Waldron of Yelm, WA; I
daughter, Elizabeth Betty (Larry)
Cain of Rogersville, Tenn.; 10
grand children, 19 great grand-
children, and 11 great-great
grand children.
Services will .be on 11 a.m.
Thursday, March 10 at the Arca-
dia Church of the Nazarene.
Robarts Funeral Home is' in
charge of the arraignments.


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Kelly Salvatore and Brian Woo
Woofter Salvatore
David and Linda Woofter, of
Prestonsburg, KY, and Woodie
and Theresa Savlatore, of Paho-
kee are proud to announce the
engagement of Brian Woofter to
Kelly Salvatore.
,The wedding is planned for
Nov. 26, 2005, at the First Baptist
Church of Belle Glade. The
bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of
Glades Day School and has grad-


Denault Hoppe
Diane Denault, of Clewiston,
announces the engagement of
her daughter, Sara Carol Denault
to Scott Carl Hoppe, son of Jan-
ice and Carl Hoppe of Franken-
muth, MI. The bride-to-be is a
massage therapist with Chateau


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after
uated from Florida State Univer-
sity. She is currently employed
by Smith Barney.
The groom-to-be is a 199.6
graduate of Johnson Central
High School and graduated from
Morehead State University. He is
currently the Minister of Music at
the First Baptist Church of Belle
Glade.
Following,the ceremony, the
couple plans on residing in Belle
Glade.


Elan in Braselton, GA. Sara is
also the daughter, of the late
John Denault, of Clewiston. The
prospective groom is a driver
with Tractor Supply, Co., also in
Braselton, Ga. A May 28 wedding
is planned at St. Lorenz Lutheran
Church in Frankenmuth.


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By Mark Young
Sometimes from the ashes of
tragedy there will arise a mes-
sage of hope and inspiration.
Lessons are hopefully
learned and, in some cases, lives
are saved by the sacrifice of oth-
ers. Students at Clewiston and
Moore Haven High Schools will
hear such a message and lying in
the darkness of someone else's
tragedy, it is the hope that lives
will be saved.
Bruce Barasca will be telling
his story to area students March,
17 and it is a story that will drive
home an important lesson for
young drivers because it is a
story that is tragic and true. His
wife and daughter were killed by
a 19-year-old boy, who was
street racing, and. broadsided the


vehicle in which the mother and
daughter were inhabiting.
Police investigated the acci-
dent, but made no arrests.
Through his own efforts in hiring
a private investigator, Mr. Baras-
ca was able to find a witness
who admitted that the young
boy was street racing when the
accident occurred. ,
. The boy was arrested and
prosecuted on two counts of
vehicular homicide, but the
story just begins. Before the boy
appeared in front of the judge
for sentencing, Mr. Barasca
wanted to meet the young man
who had killed hisfamily.
Through that meeting, Mr.
Barasca discovered that the
young man was not an evil per-
son that he was basically a
good kid who came from a good


family, but had simply made a
poor decision.
Mr. Barasca made a plea in
front of the judge to not hand
down a harsh sentence, despite
the fact that his wife and daugh-
ter had lost their lives because of
this one poor decision.
Now, Mr. Barasca travels the
country talking to high school,
students about how one poor
decision can change, or end, the
lives of many. This story is,
unfortunately, not uncommon
and young men and women
who make one bad decision
while behind the N\ h-el of an
automobile very often end up in
prison and have to live with the
fact that their decision has taken
the lives of others.
Mr. Barasca hopes his story
will put that message at the fore-


front of teenagers' rfinds while
operating a vehicle and make
them understand that it only
takes one bad decision for a life-
changing or life-ending tragedy
to occur.

And he has been successful
in achieving his new ambition in
life appearing on several net-
work shows, including Dateline.
He will bring his message to
local teens March 17 when he
visits both Clewiston and Moore
Haven High Schools.

He will join the Moore Haven
High School seniors for break-
fast, as part of their Project Grad-
uation and then appear at
Clewiston High School at 12:45
p.m. to address the sophomore
class.


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WEST PALM BEACH Last
week, on the recommendation
of the Western County Health
Advisory Committee, the Health
Care District Board approved
$75,000 in funding to Palm
Beach Commun'ity College in
order to establish a Registered
Nurse Program at the Belle
Glade campus. The Health Care
District is the largest health care
employer in the Glades with
nurses at Glades General Hospi-
tal, public schools and child
development centers.
"Palm Beach Community
College plays an important role
in providing career opportuni-
ties for Glades residents," said
David Goodlett, vice chairman of


the f-lealth Care District Board.
."Our support of the Registered
Nurse Program will provide
opportunities to the local com-
munity while enhancing the
availability of health care profes-
sionals for employers."
Palm Beach County, like the
rest of the nation, faces an acute
shortage of nursing profession-
als working in hospitals. Accord-
ing to the Florida Hospital Asso-
ciation's latest study, one in nine
registered nursing positions in
Florida's hospitals.was vacant in
2004.
While the data indicate
improvements have been made
through some educational and
incentive programs, critical


nursing shortages remain in
Western Palm Beach County. A
major reason for this is the lack
of nursing educators to prepare
new nurses for the field. The
grant will pay for Palm Beach,
Community College nursing fac-
ulty and administrative support
for the Glades' Nursing Program
as it "gets off the ground" in the
fall. The boot camp takes place
in the fall, but the nursing pro-
gram itself doesn't start until
January 2006.
Over the past three years,
Palm Beach Community College
has accelerated its countywide
efforts to improve access to
nursing programs: Developed a
part-time Registered Nurse Pro-
gram in Lake Worth that began
January 2005; developed the
infrastructure to support dis-
tance learning opportunities at
the Belle Glade campus; s.olicit-.
ed and received funding to,sup-
port disadvantaged student
.scholarships; received funding
to augment nursing faculty
salaries that will help recruit and
retain faculty; explored recruit-
ment strategies targeting non-
traditional nursing students (for
example, male graduates of the
college's EMT program); .con-
ceptualized a "boot-camp" type
program that prepares incoming



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students for the rigors of the
nursing program, which will
begin in the fall term of 2005.

By supporting staff positions
in the Registered Nurse Program
in the Glades, the Health Care
District's grant will help to
advance a program that will
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CLEWISTON If you
receive a collect call from
Miami-Dade Metro Correctional
Institute, don't accept it.
That's the advice the Clewis-
ton Police Department is giving
area residents.
"Inmates froth the Miami-
Dade Metro Correctional Facili-
ty will choose a phone number
at random, call collect and say a
family member has been
involved in an accident in
Miami and is in the hospital,"
explained Officer Tito Nieves of
the Clewiston Police Depart-
ment.
He said the scam has been
going on for years, but lately the
frequency is increasing. In the
past week the callers seem to
be targeting Clewiston tele-
phone numbers.
He said some of the inmates
are "Just bored, just playing
games."


Others are more dangerous.
Some of the callers try to
convince the recipient to press
the star button on the tele-
phone pad, followed by a series-
of numbers. This allows the
inmate to gain access to your
telephone service, make tele-
phone calls and charge them to
your bill.
"I called Miami Dade Deten-
tion but they were unable to
assist me," said Officer Nieves.
"They say they have too many
phones there- and can't trace
it."
He said the Clewiston police
are getting numerous com-
plaints a day about it, but there
is little they can do.
"The best medicine is pre-
vention," said the officer. "If
you accept one call, they will
keep bothering you. Just don't
accept the call."


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Enough is enough
I'm calling to ask the mayor of Pahokee how long he thinks
the people of this community will put up with his antics. I think
this last weekend when his felon friend was arrested for legal
reasons and Mr. JP Sasser, our mayor, called all the other com-
missioners down to confront the police in the middle of the
parking lot at city hall. That's a clear violation of the Sunshine
Law, Mr. Sasser. I think its time that you stepped down and let
the people of this community live the lives we know we can
lead and go forward with our lives without your meddling,
without your felon, and without your friends taking all the
money.

No trust in our mayor
The citizens of Pahokee should be appalled and outraged at
the latest actions taken by the mayor and city manager. The
mayor consistently supports a troublesome felon against the
city police department. It raises serious questions about his
true agenda. I guess if you work on the mayor's campaign, you
have a different set of rules. This isn't the first time they have
intruded on police business. It's no wonder police morale is so
low when they can't even trust the mayor to back them. The
mayor and city manager should resign before they become fur-
ther embarrassments.

No business in police business
How can Mayor James Paul Sasser get involved in police
business? He's only the mayor of the city and has had no train-
ing in police work. He needs to let the police take care of police
business and the mayor take care of mayor city business. He
should not be involved in a hot investigation. This should be
looked into by the State Ethics Committee and by the gover-
nor's office.

Stay home if you drink
I think Mayor Sasser was wrong, if he was drinking like the
Palm Beach paper said he was, where he went up there to
where the police was. That was wrong. If he was drinking, he
needs to stay at his house and find out later on what was going
on. But Mr. Sasser was wrong, if he was drinking.

Bad cop, no doughnut
How many people in Pahokee have the police beat? How
many people in Pahokee have the police locked up for noth-
ing? We need to check that out. There have been a lot of peo-
ple beat and a lot of people locked up for nothing. If they do it
to one man, what makes you think they won't do it to another
one? Somebody please stand up and check that out.

City in violation
Isn't it a violation of the Sunshine Law when two or more
city commissioners meet together? Well that's what happened
the other night at the police station. There were four of them
up there. That's a clear-cut violation of the Sunshine Law.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. As of press time, the infor-
mation originally released in this case is based on an article
written in another publication and remains allegations at this
point. The Sun is investigating whether the mayor and city
commission may have violated the Sunshine Law. No city
business pan be discussed outside of publicaearshot, unless it
deals specifically with potential litigation, which is something
different from this situation.

Something stinks
This call is in regards to the situation about the Pahokee
Police Department and the situation that developed a few
nights ago. The whole situation smells. It stinks of a setup. This
whole thing is ridiculous. If it had been a sheriff deputy or state
trooper who pulled that man over, it would have been a whole
different situation.

Failing the employees
So, just because someone can't remember that two legally
adopted ordinances have passed, the valuable city employees
(or so the city administration calls them) cannot get their legal-
ly due money. So, why haven't they obtained a copy of the two
ordinances and read it for themselves? An intelligent person
can suffice from reading the ordinances that one ordinance
instituted a longevity program and the second reiterated the
first one to include consecutive years. Why is the commission
paying a high-priced attorney to figure that one out? So, don't
give them the money because everyone forgot? So, why do
wee pay a considerable salary to the city manager, directors
(the team), etc., if not to keep up with the policy and proce-
dures such as these, or did someone drop the ball? Again,
seeking answers to these questions.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. As you might expect, the
city administrators who have been questioned about the
employee longevity program have not been forthcoming in
providing the Sun with appropriate information. But the Sun is
aware of this situation and the investigation is ongoing.


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Letters to the Editor


Pahokee
deserves better
Good day friends. I want to
thank you for reporting on the
recent incident involving a local
felon and our Police Department.
There is so much more to the story,
and the people of Pahokee want to
tell the whole story. I know that Mr.
Love has constantly harassed and
ridiculed our police at every Com-
mission meeting.
I have been there many times to
witness this. We have a rule about
citizens' comments that allows us
three minutes to state our con-
cerns. This rule does not apply to
Mr. Love. The mayor allows him to
continue as long as he wishes
because Mr. Love is the Mayor's
pawn in this sick game.
I wish to go on record as being
one citizen who feels that our chief
and his officers have been treated
very unfairly by our mayor, Mr.
Love and our city manager. Our
chief has. only one boss (the city
manager), but he had to perform
for the mayor at his whim. He
never had a chance to help make a
difference in Pahokee.
We all find it very interesting
that our mayor, city manager and
Commissioner Biggs just "hap-
pened" to be driving by when the
incident happened. To make it
even more laughable, the mayor
called the other commissioners
and demanded they meet him at


city hall to discuss the
da has a Sunshine L
Mayor is aware of it, b
feels he is above the la
missioners discussed
parking lot of city ha
would need to do w
and others under his c
I urge you to follow
reporting and come to
cuss this with peop
here, not just the ma
circle". They have a
cling the wagons" wl
like this happen. The
able to put their spin o
The common citi
Pahokee are fed u
pathetic management
We are even more
that we actually elec
these people to office
for the resignation of I
and our city manage
embarrassed us too
Pahokee deserves b
people are better -
shame that our lead
touch with reality.


Poor broadcast
reporting
Dear ChuckWebe
With all due res
usual stellar reporting
pelled to inform you
nighttime report of M


matter. Flori- encing the Pahokee Police Depart-
Law and the ment and the City Commission
)ut I guess he was incorrect and therefore I feel it
aw. The com- is necessary to write to you so you
openly in the may avoid misleading WPEC's
all what they viewers.
vith the chief You stated (and I'm paraphras-
ommand. ing) "The City Commission has in
w up on your the past, entertained the thought of
o town to dis- bringing in the PBSO perhaps
)le who live that may happen again." During
mayor's "inner my tenure as manager (just prior to
habit of "cir- Manager Latimore coming on
hen incidents board) I coordinated such an effort
ey have been with the PBSO who was willing to
n it too often. take over law enforcement duties
zens here in in Pahokee. When I brought my
ip with the success in this matter to the atten-
it of city hall. tion of the commission (because
disheartened we in essence had no PD in the
.ted some of aftermath of the Selling Guns from
I. I am calling the Evidence Locker Scandal) I
Mr. J.P. Sasser was accused of being in "Ka-
mr. They have hoots" with the PBSO by the com-
many times. mission, as if having the finest law
betterr her enforcement organization in your
- it is just a city was a bad thing. The commis-
ers have lost sion (same members as now
excepting Mr. Babbit) played to
LanyWright their resident's allergy toward law
enforcement. Pahokee as you
know is a near-lawless city, remote
t in its location with a population
who holds great disdain for law
enforcement officers.
r: It was that way then, it will be
pect to your thatway 10yearsfromnow.
g, I feel com- JP (Mayor Sasser) and the com-
that your TV missioners who got involved at the
larch 3 refer- scene need a crash-course class in


Good Government 101, in that they
should have never interfered with
officers in the line of duty. They
should have brought their observa-
tions and concerns to the city man-
ager and the police chief, and not
jeopardize the safety and lives of
the officers irrespective of whether
or not they perceived the officers
were wrong in their actions. Such
prohibited interference (pursuant
to the Pahokee Charter) also gener-
ates the byproduct of diminishing
the officers in the eyes of the pub-
lic. Sure, JP is expert at playing to
the public, this I know first hand,
however, it only takes one split sec-
ond for an officer to place his or her
focus on a bully-pulpit grandstand-
ing "I demand to know" mayor, to
be killed in the line of duty because
of the distraction. When I was
manager, the same commissioners
"excelled" at "Political Interfer-
ence" on every level of govern-
ment. It was a nightmare, and I bet
my bottom dollar (my'opinion)
this is why Duran resigned as chief
(I note you didn't mention the rea-
son in your reporting). When will
the commissioners learn that polit-
ical interference with the official
duties of a government employee
never results in anything positive?
You may quote me at will if you
decide to use what is contained
herein.
Sincerely,
VmncentA.Finizio
Lantana


Community Profile: Floyd Henry


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What isyour name?
A: Floyd C. Henry, Jr.

Q: Wherewereyoubom?
A: I was born in Belle Glade,
Florida.

Q: What do you do?
A: I m the principal of Lake
Shore Middle School. My primary
responsibility is to make sure that
the kids here at our school get
afforded the education they
deserve.


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bit reserved and a bit conservative
in terms of how I may present
myself, but I'm not shy by any
stretch of the imagination.

Q: What scares you?
A: That my working with our
kids and working with our teachers
and giving all that I have to give,
sometimes I'm afraid that it might
not have the impact that I expect it
to have. Personally, I don't think I
have too many fears. I don't think
too much about it. I'm fearful for
my kids, them not experiencing a
certain level of success. That's
probably my biggest fear: My kids
not realizing their potential.

Q: What isyour favorite song?
A: Tupac, "I Ain't Mad at Cha."
The reason I like this song is that
many of times in our society, when
we see people from our block
doing well, many times we're not
happy that someone from our
block realizing their potential or liv-
ing their dream. One of my greatest
pleasures is being able to witness


people that I know or have associ-
ated with realizing their potential.
I'm happy for them. That's why I
love working with our kids. When I
hear that song, it reminds me to
appreciate and be happy for peo-
ple when good things happen to
them; especially people from my
block. In our particular environ-
ment we are really tough on each
other, sometimes we do have diffi-
culties with understanding that it's
okay to be happy for someone
else.

Q:Whatirksyou?
A: People having the expecta-
tion of being rewarded for not
doing their jobs, not owning up to
their responsibilities; but at the
same time, they still expect the
gratification that goes along with a
person that may have been out
there working 10, 12, 14, 15, 16
hours a day and getting it done.
They're performing in a substan-
dard manner, but still want to be
rewarded and want the same pat
on the back and glory that the per-
son who's putting in those 16-hour
days and who's really getting the
mission accomplished. It irks me in
a quiet, calm way.
I used to see my father get up at
four o'clock in the morning and go
to work in the fields all day, every
day until five, six o'clock in the
evening. I'd see him out there;
maybe I'm on the school bus orwe
might be in a car driving some
place and I'd see him out there on
his tractor, working hard and not
really getting any praise for being
out there everyday faithfully from
anyone. None of the people pass-
ing by would stop to tell him how
terrific the fields looked, but if you
asked him I'd bet he'd tell you that


no one could handle that John
Deer like he could. If you saw him
out there he would be taking care
of those fields as if they were his.
I'm extremely proud that my father
is my father. His hard work, day in
and day out without a crowd or
cheering section taught me not to
wait on others to tell me I was
doing a good job before I could do
one.

Q: What is the memory you
hold dearest to you?
A: My mother always going
without so that my brother, my sis-
ter, and I could have. I will always
remember the sacrifice she made
so that we could do something
with our lives different than what
she and my father had the opportu-
nity to do with their lives due to no
fault of their own.
My mother is deceased, her
name-was Rosa Henry. She was a
great lady and she was pretty strict
when we were growing up; she
was pretty focused on making sure
that we understood the difference
between right and wrong, good
and bad. Everything came down to
that and she had her ways of mak-
ing us understand. My mom wasn't
athletic so when we would get in
trouble and we wanted to escape
her wrath, we might run. She
would just be calm about it, not
chase us or say much else about
the situation. At about 12 o'clock,
one o'clock at night, then we'd
wake up in a nightmare.
We would come to our senses
and while hearing her describe the
incident that took place earlier and
while feeling the pain from the belt
she was using to get her point
across. My mother was a very spe-
cial lady.


A: Throughout the course of
every single day, I get the opportu-
nity to touch base with these kids
and just having the opportunity to
see these kids that, in many of
cases, people don't expect much
out of, who when given the right
set of circumstances and exposure
to caring people come through in
spite of the odds or what people
think -that keeps me coming out
here every single day, waiting for
that, one moment. And usually I
don't have to wait very long
because we have a phenomenal
group of kids here at our school.
Every day that I step onto this cam-
pus, I see a child doing something
outstanding that the world does
not know he or she is capable of
doing, but I know and I care.

Q: Can you describeyourself?
A: I think I'm someone who is
very driven really driven to make
sure that I make a difference with
people that I come in contact with.
I'm shy in some instances, but in
most instances I'm not shy. I'm a


South Bay establishes employee evaluation process


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY In an effort to
establish uniform policy for its
employees and to make up for lost
time, the city of South Bay has
established an employee evalua-
tion policy that will now make
gauging the skills of its workers a
more automatic process.
According to City Manager Tony
Smith, the city has not been keep-
ing up with the evaluation process,
lacking a uniform policy that
applies to all employees.
"South Bay has not been evalu-
ating its employees in a timely, fair
and reasonable manner," he
argued in a memo to the city com-
mission.
The hope is to reward the
employees who are doing an
excellent job and weed out those
who are not living up to the
demands of the job.
The policy will also establish a
periodic evaluation of city employ-
ees and help supervisors to keep
progress of how well suited their
employees are to the job at hand.
Constant monitoring of new
employees is fitted into the new
policy. Supervisors may also opt to
exercise the use of an additional 90
days probationary period to give
employees a chance to adapt to
their new jobs.
"In the past, the city has hired
new employees without giving
written performance evaluations,"
wrote Mr. Smith.
The city commission voted to
accept a resolution following in
line with Mr. Smith's written
requests. The vote was unani-
mous.
Employees will be given the
opportunity of submitting a self-
evaluation to test their knowledge
of the job and put, in their own


words, the advances they have
made in the fulfillment of their
jobs. According to Mr. Smith, each
of the department heads in the city
is either in the process of complet-
ing a gelf-evaluation or has com-
pleted one.
The Performance Evaluation
Appraisal Policy and Procedure will
also give employees a clear under-
standing of their responsibilities to
the city of South Bay by requiring a
concise job description to be filed
annually in the personnel folders.
All of the measures under the
policy have the ability to benefit the
city by rewarding those employees
who are doing a good job, but have
not reaped the benefits that comes
along with doing so. City hall has
had to struggle with a high
turnover in some of its key depart-
ments, including finance and eco-
nomic development. In adopting
the policy, the city hopes to attract
and keep those who will help it
succeed.
"All these things affect the fiscal
impact of the city, in both a nega-
tive and a positive way," wrote Mr.
Smith. "But it has always been the
intent of the city to provide excel-
lent benefits and a good salary to
trained, experienced, proficient
and skillful employees."
In other news, the city contin-
ues to look out for the safety of its
workers, approving a recommen-
dation by the city manager to
address a slight issue carpeting.
According to Mr. Smith, several
employees have tripped on the
seams of the continually deteriorat-
ing and ripped carpet. He asked
that the commission approves a
$6,000 expenditure to carpet the
first floor of city hall, along with the
city hall chambers.
"I know we need to tighten up
down the road," he told commis-


sioners, noting the unexpected
cost, "but not at the expense of
somebody getting hurt. They might
as well be walking on cement," he
added.
The commission approved lay-


ing carpet in the offices, asking that
the city manager hold off on car-
peting at the chambers to provide
padding for the carpet in the work-
spaces, which had not been fig-
ured into the expense.


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A sweet meet and greet
Residents of the Glades Communities had a chance to
meet Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, with the Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, who was officially welcomed at a
meet and greet, at the Sugar Co-Op in Belle Glade on
Wednesday.


This column lists arrests, not
convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone who is listed here
and who is later found not guilty
or has the charges against them
dropped, is welcome to inform
the newspaper. We will confirm
the information and print it.
The following individuals were
arrested by the Belle Glade Police
Department:
Feb. 28:
Chavayea Shannon, 29, was
cagrged wutg possession of mari-
juana with intent to sell.
Ezzard C. Byrd, 54, was
charged with retail theft.
A juvenile,12, was charged
wtih burglary; resisting arrest
without violence.
A juvenile, 13, was charged
with burglary; resisting arrest
without violence.
A juvenile, 12, was charged
with burglary; resisting arrest
without violence.
Covey L. McKelton, 33, was
charged with fraudulent use of ID
under 18.
Clinton Wiley, 64, was charged
with domestic battery.
Santiago Sanchez, 29, was
charged with domestic battery.
March 1:


A juvenile, 16, was charged
with obstruction by disguised per-
son.
Alan Lee King, 19, was arrest-
ed on a warrant for aggravated
battery on Law Enforcement Offi-
cer; failure to appear warrant;
corruption by threat.
Ismogue Jean-Louis, 63, was
charged with aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon.
Timousche Vatenlin, 51, was
charged with aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
A juvenile, 17, was charged
with child abuse; battery; throw-
ing deadly missile into occupied
.vehicle.
Chantelle Bryant, 18, was
charged with Affray.
March 2:
Dennis Devose, 27, was
charged wtih burglary and petty
theft.
Donald Grant, 23, was charged
with dealing in stolen property
amd petty theft.
Earl Coney, 25, was charged
with tampering with a witness.,
Oceila C. Morris, 21, was
charged with failure to appear
warrant retail theft; violation of
probation warrant retail theft.


Crimestopper


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Representatives of Glades Ford were sure to attend the
sheriff.meet and greet event at the co-op last week.


Traffic deaths increase


40 percent in January


TALLAHASSEE The .Florida
Highway Patrol, the Florida Sher-
iff's Association and the Florida
Police Chief's Association are con-
cerned with the. alarming 40 per-
cent increase in Florida traffic
deaths in January.
Preliminary reports show that
278 people died in traffic crashes
the first month of the year.
"Only time will tell if the record
number of traffic fatalities in Janu-
ary will continue, however, we
cannot afford to wait for the
answer. Curbing the rise of traffic-
related fatalities is on the top of our
agenda, as well as that of the Flori-
da Sheriffs and. Police Chiefs," said
Colonel Christopher A. Knight,
director of the Florida Highway
Patrol.
Motorists must assumen respon-
sibility for their driving behavior,
especially when it endangers oth-
ers on the road.
"Motorists must learn to take
driving seriously," remarked
Holmes Beach Police chief Jay
Romine, president of the Police
Chief's Association, "This is not
just about writing tickets it's
about changing driver behavior,"
Chief Romine added.
Increases in aggressive driving
coupled with the failure of many


motorists to use seat ['elts, are just
a few examples of the causes iden-
tified in a number of recent deadly
crashes. The single most important
action motorists can take to help'
insure their safety is to use seat
belts.
This past Christmas holiday
period, 80 percent of the drivers
and occupants killed in vehicles
equipped with seat belts were not
using them. That number peaked
during the New Year's holiday peri-
od when more than 90 percent of
those killed were not wearing seat
belts. If those people had put their
seat belts on, most would be alive
today.
Law enforcement agencies are
coordinating efforts to reduce the
increasing crash: rate in Florida.
Intense enforcement will be the
rule in an attempt to reduce the
death rate. The results of these
campaigns will be released to the
public.
"We ask the public to please
help us help you. Our mission is to
make Florida's roads safer, but it
begins with each driver and pas-
senger, motorcyclist, bicyclist and,
pedestrian. Law enforcement can-
not work alone to keep our road-
ways safe. We must have the pub-
lic's help," said Colonel Knight.


FHP issue over 6,000 citations


TALLAHASEE The Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP) is releasing
enforcement totals for the fourth
phase of "Operation Safe Ride," a
48-hour statewide aggressive driv-
ing enforcement operation, which
was conducted Feb. 24-25. Opera-
tion Safe Ride was conducted in all
10 FHP field troops throughout the
state.
There were 6,065 total citations,
which included 427 misdemeanor
citations, 1,171 total warnings, and
707 faulty equipment notices.
Troopers covered a total of 107,570
total miles during the operation.
Other activity recorded during
Operation Safe Ride included 3,242
speed citations, 84 citations for fol-
lowing too closely, 96 improper
lane changes, and 69 failure to
' yield right-of-way.
There were also 46 improper
passing citations issued, 124 failure
to obey traffic control device, nine
move-over citations, 31 driving
under the influence arrests, 538
occupant restraint citations, and
372 citations issued for aggressive
driving.
The FHP launched the first
phase of Operation Safe Ride, a
statewide enforcement operation,
Feb. 26-27, 2004. The campaign
was created in response to a grow-
ing concern over aggressive drivers
and incidents of road rage through-
out Florida.
Operation Safe Ride features
varying traffic themes, seeking to
not only curb hazardous violations,
butt to heighten awareness toward
particular issue chosen during
each enforcement wave. The sec-
ond phase of Operation Safe Ride
targeted commercial vehicle viola-
tions.
The two-day initiative was held
May 13-14,2004. The third phase of
the operations was held Dec. 22-
23, 2004. Once again, the theme of
the operations targeted aggressive
driving violations. FHP troopers uti-
lized all available resources to track
violators, including their new Mer-
cury Marauders.
During the enforcement details,


troopers focused their enforce-
ment efforts on every interstate,
Florida's Turnpike, and other
major state roads in Florida where
aggressive and hazardous moving
violations are prevalent.
By implementing enforcement
initiatives, such as Safe Ride, the
agency continues to execute inno-
vative measures aimed at curbing
the rising number of deaths and
injuries caused by motor vehicle
crashes on Florida roadways.


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's office seeks information on
Joequetta Rivers also, known as
Joequetta Shunta Rivers, 21, a
black male. The suspect weighs
160 pounds and is 5 feet, 9 inches
tall with brown hair and brown
eyes.
Last known address was Belle


Glade.
Rivers is wanted on charges of
Neglect of a child.
If you have information about
this suspect or about any crime,
contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-
458-8477. For more information
online, check www/crimestop-
perspbc.com.


Police briefs

Deputies arrest burglary suspect
LABELLE Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie Lee announced that.
in the early morning hours of March 2, Juan Albert Maldonado, age
19, from 305 Calle Amistad Road in Immokalee, was arrested for
battery, criminal mischief, burglary of a conveyance, possession of
narcotics paraphernalia and fraud (providing false information to a
Law Enforcement Officer).
At approximately 12:30 a:m., on the morning of March 2, Hendry
County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched .to Vacaro Street, in
LaBelle, in reference to a burglary. The victim Jorge Martinez discov-
ered Maldonado had broke into his vehicle and Martinez detained
the suspect until the arrival of Hendry County deputies.
During this time, Maldonado fought with the victim. Maldonado
was placed under. arrest on the above-mentioned charges and his
bond was set at $12,000.
Eight accused of drug charges
BUCKHEAD RIDGE Glades County Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
announced that on Feb. 25, members of the Glades County Sher-
iff's OfficeNarcotics Task Force assisted by the Okeechobee County
Narcotics Task Force, arrested eight individuals in Buckhead Ridge.
The arrests stem from an ongoing investigation and Sheriff
Whiddon is expecting more arrests in the near future as the investi-
gation unfolds. According to Sheriff Whiddon, there is a zero toler-
ance drug stance and the sheriff's office will continue to investigate
and arrest those involved with the usage, sale and manufacturing of
illegal drugs.
The sheriff has also enlisted the assistance from the Drug
Enforcement Administration and will continue working together
with all outside agencies to fight the war on drugs.
Those individuals arrested all provided Okeechobee addresses
and several had out of state identification. The following.suspects
were taken into custody:
Nathan Smith was arrested for possession of cocaine, sale of
cocaine, possession of methadone, sale of methadone, and pur-
chase of cocaine.
Robert Frier was arrested for purchase and possession of
cocaine.
Carol A. Celentano was arrested for sale of methadone and pur-
chase of cocaine.
Steven J. Warner was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.
Barry W. Warner was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.
Tammy Cowan was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
session of cocaine.
John E. Ellis was arrested for purchase of cocaine and posses-
sion of cocaine.
Michael Shepard was arrested for purchase of cocaine and pos-
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Settlers worked hard during Depression


Recollections of
Frank Chandler
As told to MaryAnn Morris

"In Buckhead Ridge in the
1920s and 1930s there were just
settlers. It wasn't built up then."
(One story says Buckhead Ridge
got its name from the shape of
the land jutting out in the lake.
People thought it looked like the
shape of a buck's head.)
"Then there was still com-
mercial fishing on the lake in the
'20s and they used to go out and
catch five or ten thousand
pounds in a trip. The boat they
used was part house boat, you
see, and you'd sleep and eat in
the one part and the other part
was for cleaning and icing down
the fish. Going out on the lake
on a fishing boat was a summer
treat when there wasn't any
school. They had 'run boats' for
running the iced fish back to the
fish house up Taylor Creek.
Booth had a fish house up there
on Taylor Creek by the bridge on
70 and that's who bought the
fish.
"When the hurricane came in
'28, in those frame houses up on
blocks, you'd lie in bed at night
listening to the wind and feel the
house sort of shiver and you'd
think it was going to lift right up,
but you'd lie there and feel it set-
tle back down again.
"Pogy Bill, the sheriff, would
come over after football at the
high school and help out the


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football players by rubbing out
the Charley horses and he'd
make sure they were really gone
too! He wouldn't let you go until
he was sure you were all right.
He was always helping people.
"After you finished school
during the Depression, in '33
and '34, this is boys now, you
could go to C.C.C. Camp."(Civil-
ian Conservation Corps, a pro-
gram of Franklin Roosevelt's
New Deal. The C.C.C. built nine
of Florida's state parks including
Highland Hammock State
Park in Sebring).
"Then you could maybe get
work with the W.P.A.(Works
Progress Administration, anoth-
er part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's
New Deal); maybe one or two
days a week for a dollar a day.
But back then you could buy
groceries for $1.50 to $2 a week;
you had beans, tomatoes, grits.
You ate a lot of beans. Nothing
fancy, but regular food and we
stayed healthy, too. Everyone
had a garden, maybe an acre or
a half acre and you could grow a


lot of what you wanted to eat.
Some people now might starve
and never think about planting a
garden.
"My friend and I used to go at
night to hunt for rabbits or frogs
to sell. Big Boy Henry (Henry
Meat Packers) would buy them
for a few cents; then you could
buy the food like flour you
couldn't raise. We killed the
frogs with a 'frog swat.' We took
a piece off a big Cabbage Palm
and cut all the leaves off. That
left us with about a four foot
piece pretty thick on one end.
You'd swat the frog on the head
and put it in the 'croaker bag'
you took with you. Then walked
back to town and sold them in
the morning. One time we were
walking out of the swamp back
to the road just before sunrise,
when my friend stepped on a big
water moccasin. He jumped and
killed it with his frog swat. I was
glad he did.
"After high school, I was in
CCC camp at Lawtey, up north
of Starke. We worked digging
out tree stumps and some of
them were ten or 12 feet across
and you'd dig, then get under
them and cut the roots loose. I
was there seven months and the
last two days or so we did get to
plant seedling pines.
"There was other work dur-
ing the Depression. Sometimes
you'd get a day or two of work at
some of the big farms. Judge
Sterns had a farm down by Eagle
Bay. A day's work was from


sunup to sundown, so you'd
start early in the morning and it
was all wet with dew, and you'd
be wet in the mucky soil the
tomatoes grew in. Those rows
would seem like the longest
rows you'd ever seen. Then
you'd carry the baskets full of
tomatoes to the end of the row
to be picked up and start picking
all over those rows again 'til sun-
down for a dollar a day.
"Dan McCarthy.had a grocery
store in town in the black build-
ing on the corner on 70. There
was a man from Henry Meat
packers over in Tampa who
made sausage and smoked
sausage in the back part of Dan
McCarthy's store. Later, finally
they decided to expand their ter-
ritory to sell beef and sausage in
Canal Point and the towns
around the lake and they asked
me to come do that. The first
truck was like the truck on 'The
Waltons' on television, but it
was painted yellow. The meat
was kept cold by a battery oper-
ated fan blowing on a big, not as
big as a 55 gallon, but big drum
of ice in the back. You really had
to move that sausage quick
because that pork was ground
up and would spoil quicker than
the beef."
(Editor's note: Do you know
a longtime resident in the Lake
Okeechobee area who would
agree to be interviewed for this
column? Contact MaryAnn Mor-
ris at (863) 763-3134 or email
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Wildlife officers capture tiger


WELLINGTON On Feb. 26,
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) officers suc-
cessfully tranquilized a 400-500-
pound male tiger that escaped
from its cage at the Panther Ridge
Sanctuary in Wellington. The tiger
escaped before 10 a.m. and the
owner responded immediately by
calling the FWC to report the inci-
dent.
FWC investigators and officers
responded, as did the Palm Beach
County (PBC) Sheriff's Office,
David Hitzig of the Busch Wildlife
Sanctuary and Lion Country
Safari representatives.
The tiger remained within the
12-foot perimeter fence and
roamed the horse paddock fence
line never leaving the five-acre
property. As a precaution, PBC
Sheriff's officers secured the
neighborhood roads in case the
tiger did make it out of the
perimeter fence.
The tiger did investigate some
horses while out of its cage. It was
reported that one horse kickedat
the tiger, which then left the hors-


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FWC officers shot the tiger
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appeared groggy, then laid back
down again. It took 10-15 minutes
for the tranquilizer to take effect,
and the tiger was never scared or
spooked.
The tiger was placed on a tarp
and hauled back into its cage. The
owner was cited for escape of
captive wildlife a first-degree
misdemeanor, which is subject to
a maximum of $500 fine and/or
60 days in jail.
FWC officers on the scene said
it was a textbook capture.
In an unrelated incident Feb.
27, an FWC officer was on routine
patrol and observed activity con-
sistent with animal fighting. The
officer contacted the PBC Sheriff's
office for assistance and they
responded. As both officers
approached the property, people
scattered. Upon observation, they


found evidence of cockfighting.
There were 51 felony arrests
and 159 fighting cocks were
seized approximately 20-30
people escaped capture by law
enforcement officers.
This is a violation of Florida
State Statute 828.122 (3). If found
guilty, those that participate in
cock fighting are subject to a max-
imum of.$5,000 fine and/or five
years in jail third degree felony.
The investigation and evidence
gathering is ongoing. When com-
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over to the State Attorneys Office
for prosecution. There is no time-
frame for when this will be done.
This was another instance of
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Sheriff's office assisted with
arrests and evidence processing.
PBC Animal Care and Control
took possession of fighting cocks,
PBC Fire Department assisted
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Children and Families responded
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Edison College establishes Hendry/Glades Task Force


Edison College has established
a Task Force to examine the possi-
bility of a campus to serve Hendry
and Glades counties. In addition
to regular course offerings the
campus will also offer develop-
mental classes to assist students-
in college readiness.
Edison also wants to offer
professional development cours-
es for business. Professional
development course content
would be developed in response
to input from local businesses.
Businessmen and women
know what they are looking for


in their employees and their
responses to a survey being
mailed this month to area
employers will give Edison guid-
ance in setting up future pro-
grams. Edison will use these
responses to identify. employee
credit and non-credit education
needs.
"Another question is whether
local businesses might have
facilities where classes for 15 to
30students could be scheduled
during the day, said Pat Gor-
don, Edison district director for
Institutional Effectiveness and


Program Development.
Enrollment must grow signifi-
cantly before a campus can be
justified, even considering the
possibility of donated land for
the campus. Currently there is a
serious lack of facilities for day-
time classes.
Formally, this is the Edison
College Hendry/Glades Task
Force. Membership consists of:
Thomas Conner, Superintendent
of Schools, Hendry County; Ken-
neth Downing, Member Edison
College District Board of
Trustees; Mitch Hutchcraft, Vice


President, Bonita Bay Group;
John Huysman, Edison College
Faculty and Teacher at Moore
Haven High School, Pat Lang-
ford, business owner and Mem-
ber of the Hendry County School
Board, Molly Chamnlis, Mayor of
Clewiston and Compliance Offi-
cer, First Bank of Clewiston;
Bryan Paul, business owner and
Member, Edison College Foun-
dation Board; Julia G. Perry,
Member Edison College District
Board of Trustees, Julie Craichy
Wilkins, Assistant to the LaBelle
City Attorney; and Geri


$30 million designated to build hospital


BELLE GLADE At their
March 3 meeting, the Health
Care District Board voted to des-
ignate $30 million of reserves for
a replacement hospital in the
Glades. The designation of $30
million follows a previous deci-
sion by the Health Care District
and Glades General Hospital
Boards to develop a master plan
for a replacement facility. While
it is expected that additional
funding will be required to build
a replacement facility, the desig-
nation of $30 million establishes
a financial base on which to
build that additional funding.
"High quality local health care
services in the Glades is an
important element to support the
future growth in the region. The
Health Care District's decision to
designate funding is a reflection
of the District's commitment to
western Palm Beach County,"
says David Goodlett, vice chair-
man of the Health Care District
Board and Vice President of Gov-
ernment and Community Rela-
tions for the Sugar Cane Growers
Cooperative of Florida. "Once
the plan is completed for the hos-
pital, final decisions will need to
balance current and future needs
of the community and the hospi-
tal's ability to financially sustain
services over time."
The Health Care District
began operating Glades General
Hospital May 1, 2004 after the
prior owner decided to leave the
market. One of its first actions as
the new owner was to appoint a
board to be responsible for the
day-to-day operation of the hos-
pital. Glades General Hospital
Board members include Bryan
Cross (chair), Dr. Don Fliehs
(vice-chair), Dr. Effie Grear (sec-
retary), Richard Bowman, Neil
Fogel, Dr. Jim Howell, and John
Lacy. The hospital board and
management provide regular
reports on hospital activities to
the District Board.
At a joint meeting with the
Health Care District .Board in
November of last year, the
Glades General Hospital Board
presented a list of initiatives that
need to be addressed to ensure
the future success of the hospital.
These initiatives, which include
physician relations, facility
improvements, community rela-
tions, financial stability and
replacement of the hospital, will
play a critical role in the health
care delivery system in the
Glades.
Physician Relations
The hospital places a great
deal of importance on its rela-
tionships with attending physi-
cians, and the private and public
providers in the community. The
hospital will implement a med-
ical staff development plan in
concert with the attending physi-
cians, which is expected to bol-
ster existing referral relationships


"Once the plan is completed for the hospital,
final decisions will need to balance current and
future needs of the community and the hospi-
tal's ability to financially sustain services over
time."
David Goodlett,
vice chairman of the Health Care District Board and
Vice President of Government and Community Relations
for the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida


and prioritize needs for addition-
al physician resources. The
recent recruitment of Dr. Carlito
Arrogante will provide expanded
obstetrical and gynecological
(OB/GYN) services and comple-
ment Dr. Ahmed Barhoush who
has provided OB/GYN care in the
Glades for many years. An
OB/GYN is on call 24 hours a day,
every day. The -.hospital also
employs hospital-based physi-
cians who are on-site 24 hours a
day, seven days per week to see
patients who may not have a pri-
mary care physician or whose
doctor has transitioned care
management for the patient's
hospitalization. Once dis-
charged, these patients follow up
with their primary care physician
for post-hospital care.
"Hospital-based physicians
ensure that our patients receive
the highest quality medical care
while at Glades General Hospital
and work with the patient's doc-
tor to assure a smooth transition.
from inpatient to outpatient
care," said Dan Aranda, Glades
General's Chief Executive Officer.

Facility Improvements
Glades General Hospital
maintains a national certification
with the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO) and on-
going compliance with Agency
for Health Care Administration
(AHCA). The hospital is currently
addressing immediate facility
needs of the hospital to improve
operations. Since May, a number
of improvements have been
made, including renovations to
the emergency room and third
floor patient rooms.
Glades General Hospital com-
pleted upgrades to their 6,400-
square-foot emergency room in
December 2004. Examination
rooms, floors, walls, ceiling and
equipment have all been inspect-
ed and upgraded to ensure high-
quality, effective delivery of care.
In January, the emergency room
provided services to over 1,600
patients. A central communica-
tion area, equipped with below-
the-counter computer screens,.
has been added for the doctors
and nurses to document medical
records. The communication
center ensures patient confiden-.
tiality and enables the medical
staff to have clear view of all


emergency activities to aid in pri-
oritization of patient care.
A "Fast Track" service has also
been added where a physician
assistant or nurse practitioner
can provide services quickly to
less intensive patients. This serv-
ice allows the physician to con-
centrate on more critically ill or
injured patients. All of these
changes have been implemented
to promote the efficient flow of
patients.
Patient rooms on the third
floor and rooms for mothers and
their newborns were remodeled
in 2004 with flat screen TVs, new
flooring, artwork and other
accessories. The hospital
believes patients should be as
comfortable as possible in a
warm atmosphere for friends
and family to visit.
Following completion of the
projects, the Health Care District
has funded an additional $2.2
million to support further
enhancements in 2005. Improve-
ments will include purchase of
additional state-of-the-art med-
ical equipment, high-tech com-
puter software, and improve-
ments to the appearance of other
areas of the hospital.
Hospital management is also
attending to operational
improvements, including recruit-
ment and retention of personnel,
staff development programs that
focus on quality outcomes, and
patient satisfaction to improve
inpatient and ancillary utiliza-
tion.
Community Relations
As a critical part of the health
care delivery system in the
Glades, the hospital has an
important communication role
in the community. To better
serve Glades' residents, the hos-
pital is planning a number of
activities that will enhance
awareness of services at the hos-
pital and strengthen community
support. The community will
continue to learn about hospital
improvements and plans over
the coming months.
Glades General Hospital con-
tinues to enjoy an excellent rela-
tionship with tri-city residents,"
says Dan Aranda. "The support
that the hospital has received
from city officials in Pahokee,
Belle Glade and South Bay has
been excellent. The improve-


ments made during the last year
are beginning to have an impact,
and each month new changes
are taking place."

Financial Stability
The hospital maintains a
healthy respect for the financial
aspects of operating the hospital.
Providing high-quality cost-effec-
tive. services is important in
today's highly competitive health
care environment. A financially
stable organization ensures hos-
pital services will be maintained
into the future. As decisions are
made for the future, the hospital
plans to engage businesses,
physicians, and the community
at large to obtain input regarding
the services required in the
Glades.

Future Planning
Glades General Hospital has
engaged TriBrook Healthcare
Consultants and HKS Architects
Inc. (TriBrook) to prepare for a
replacement facility. TriBrook is a
nationally recognized leader in
defining and designing health
care systems. They have provid-
ed services to over 1,500 health
care provider organizations
across the country, and are
expected to apply their rich expe-
rience to develop an effective
strategy and master facility plan
for Glades General Hospital.
Their plan will include an assess-
ment of current and future health
. care needs of the community.
Input is being requested from the
community through structured
interviews in an effort to define a
more contemporary health care
system. In the end, TriBrook's
report will include recommenda-
tions on services to be provided,
as well as the size and location of
a future replacement. facility. The
plan for the regional medical
center is anticipated in June. A
meeting will be scheduled with
the Health Care District Board
and Hospital Board to discuss
findings of the report and to con-
sider next steps to improving
health care in the Glades.


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for a Bone Density Scan

This month, Glades General Hospital is offering
Bone Density Scans for only $ 100.
Bone Density scans are used in the diagnosis of osteoporosis, a disease
of the bones caused by a decrease in bone strength. This loss in bone
strength leads to bones that are weak and more easily broken.
If you are a woman over the age of 65 or fall under any of the
following risk factors, you should consider this test
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis:


* White female
* Frailty or poor health
* Dementia
* Taken steroids for a
long period of time


* Body weight below 12" lbs.
* Lifelong insufficient calcium intake
* Repeated Falls
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Therapeutic Recreational Department
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School Happenings


Students honored for
FCAT scores
A group of employees at the
School District's Glades Mainte-
nance and Plant Operations Team
(including zone team, HVAC and
painters) are donating $2 a week to
reward a student from each of the
seven elementary schools in the
Glades area who make the greatest
FCAT gains this year, compared to
last year. The students will be
selected from the following ele-
mentary schools: Belle Glade,
Glade View, Gove, K.E. Cunning-
ham/Canal Point, Pahokee, Pioneer
Park and Rosenwald.
The West Area Office and area
superintendent will identify the stu-
dents and will assist in honoring
them. Once the money is collected
the five students will receive a gift
certificate in the amount of $100 to
a store of their choice. The gift cer-
tificates will be presented to the stu-
dents before the end of the school
year.
This idea was developed by
Craig Singletary, M&PO employee
who was born and raised in the
Glades and has demonstrated an
ownership stake in his community
and the school system.
For further information please
contact Martin Mets, director of
maintenance and plant operations
at 687-7185 or Craig Singletary at
662-9696.
Glades Day School
Glades Day School held its first
winter dinner/dance/auction
fundraiser Friday, Feb. 25 at the
Players Club in Wellington. The
theme for the evening was a "Mardi
Gras Extravaganza" and the beauti-
ful d cor took everyone to exciting
New Orleans for the evening. Two
hundred alumni, benefactors and
friends were greeted at the door
with Mardi Gras beads, as cocktails
were served in the Fireplace Room.
A silent auction with goodies rang-
ing from dinners at local restau-.
rants and spa packages to class-
room projects and vacations was
displayed around the dining room
area. A delicious buffet dinner was
served at 8 p.m. followed by a live
auction featuring Mr. Ben Boynton
as auctioneer. Dancing and great
camaraderie were shared by all
who attended. The event was a
. huge success, raising over $83,000
to enhance the already exceptional
educational opportunities offered
by the school. The faculty and staff
of Glades Day School would like to
thank everyone who helped make
this a very memorable and suc-
cessful event for the school.
Elementary
On Tuesday, March 1 the GDS
gym was filled with state, national,
and worldwide monuments, spec-
tacular buildings and ancient arti-
facts. The fourth, fifth, and sixth
grade social studies projects that
had been planned since the begin-
ning of the year were due. The
fourth grade students were
assigned a city in Florida, fifth
graders had the responsibility of
researching a state, and the sixth
graders chose a place of impor-
tance from anywhere in the world.
This is an annual event, so all the
students always look forward to
finding out about these places and
sharing their findings with their
classmates through oral presenta-
tions. As usual, the projects were
very impressive this year.
The students of the month of
March are fifth graders Brianha
Lohmann and Dennis Pozo. They
will be recognized on a special bul-
letin board for the month.
High School
As the end of the third nine
weeks grading period approaches,
the high school students have been
getting ready for MORP, which is
"Prom" spelled backwards and the
name for the more casual spring-
time dance. The event is sponsored
by the Student Council and will be
held in Tripp Hall tomorrow night,
Friday, March 11. Next week the
students will be taking their stan-


dardized tests, and they will then
enjoy spring break the following
week.
Pahokee
Elementary School
Pahokee Elementary School
cordially invites all parents and
community members to our
monthly S.A.C. Meeting. The meet-
ing will be held Wednesday, March
16 beginning at 6 p.m., in the
media center. For more informa-
tion, please call the school at 924-
6466.
Report cards
The second trimester report
cards will be sent home Wednes-
day, March 9. Report cards will be
sent home for Kindergarten
through 5th graders only. Please
contact the school if you don't
receive your child's report card.
Before school safety
School officials would like to
remind parents and students that
no child should be on campus
prior to 7:45 a.m. Breakfast is
served daily in the cafeteria from
7:45 to 8:10 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Only students enrolled in the Boys
and Girls Club program should be
on campus before 7:45 a.m. for
safety reasons. If you would like to
register your child in the Boys and
Girls Club morning care program,
please contact Mrs. D. Abrams or
Ms. B. Jones at 924-6466.
Olympiads
Approximately 425 elementary
students and 250 secondary stu-
dents from 60 Palm Beach County
elementary, middle and high
schools participated in one of two
SECME District Olympiads.
The Elementary SECME District
Olympiads were held Saturday,
March 5, at Cholee Lake Elemen-
tary School.
The Secondary SECME District
Olympiad will be held Saturday,
March 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at
Lake Worth High School.
During each of the Olympiads,
students will participate in a variety
of competitions, which will include
banners, brain bowl, bridges,
essays, mousetrap cars, poems,
posters, and water rockets.
The winning entries in the essay,
mousetrap car, and poster compe-
titions will advance to the SECME
National Student Competition,
which will be held July 18, at North
Carolina A&T State University.
SECME is a program designed
to encourage students to consider
pursuing careers in science, mathe-
matics, engineering, and technolo-
gy. Florida Atlantic University gives
25, four-year, full-tuition scholar-
ships each year to qualified SECME
students.
Questions may be directed to
Corinne Measelle, SECME Program
Director, at (561) 434-8253.

KEC Canal Point
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary's third, fourth,
fifth and sixth graders had a
smooth week of FCAT Testing!
FCAT prize winners were: Tuesday,
March 1: Chavette King, CD Walk-
man; Janelly Hernandez, Boom
Box; Lateria Harrel, DVD player;
and Karla Fonseca, T.V; Wednsday,
March 2: Marcus Hardy,CD Walk-
man,; Leonel Zavala, Boom Box;
Erica Jimenez, DVD player; and
Shalease Murdock, T.V; Thursday,
March 3: Maria Vazquez,C.D. Walk-
man; Faima Alfaro, DVD player;
Tyra Crawford, Boom Box; and,
Kenneth Murph, T.V.
Congratulations to all of our
winners!
The SECME Team of Arius
Petion, Lennard Simpson, Leonard
Simpson and Brandon Allen com-
peted this weekend in the Mouse-
trap cars, rockets and poster divi-
sions. They also tested their
brainpower in the BRAIN BOWL.
They had a great time and did a
great job. Mr. Napier, fourth grade
teacher and parent, Mr. West
accompanied the students. Thank
you to our volunteers!


Courtesy photos
Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Stein and Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Stein enjoy
the delicious buffet dinner catered by The Players Club as
part of the Glades Day School fundraiser, Feb. 25.


Spring fling
Tickets are now on sale for our
annual Spring Fling, which will be
held Friday, March 18. Tickets are
four for a $1. Get yours now! Volun-
teers are needed. If you would like
to volunteer, please call 924-6460
and ask for Ms. Davis.
Dates to Note:
March 15: SAC 6 p.m.
March 18: Spring Fling
March 21-25 Spring Break

Gove Elementary
Cat Talk
Congratulations to the following
Gove artists whose work is on
exhibit at the Fulton-Holland Cen-
ter: Marielena Garcia, Erika Polan-
co, Kienesha Workman, Alyssa
Quinones, and Kara Roberts. The
K-12 student exhibition may be
viewed during regular business
hours starting March 15. We thank
Mrs. J. Schmidt, Art Teacher, for
submitting their work.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following
students for being selected as "Stu-
dents of the Month" for February:
Raven Butts, Sharniqua Angram,
Shayun Bryant, Luis Herrera, Mary
Brown, Esmeralda Marcia, Andres
Villavisencio, Jacob Demasthene,
Allyn Roa, Amy Cordova, Gabriela
Lobo, Christian Ferrer, Jaxon
Smith, Yesenia Camejo, Aren
McLeod, Kassandra Serrano,
Bryant Westfall, Andre Fortune,
Susana Benitez, Vanessa Huerta,
Joaquin Alamazan, Sarah Santiago,
Ruby Vasquez, Charles Lockhard,
Gevenie Miller, Lisette Rodriguez,
Marlene Aboytes, Dorely Mangual,
Maria Pantoja, Guadalupe Escobe-
do, Andre Russell, Enrique Lopez,
Jennifer Bellorin, Martin Gallegos,
Erik Vasquez, Ivone Castro, Beatriz
Gonzalez, Andrew Cano, Steven


Aboytes, Laquiara Moreland, Asen-
at Vargas, and Javon Carrigan. The
students were selected.for display-
ing excellent conduct and citizen-
ship.
Upcoming Events
March 11: ESE students to
Wellington Equestrian
March 14-18: Book Fair
March 17: SAC at 5:30/ PTO at
6:30
March 18: Last day for Reading
Counts!
March 18: Spring Festival
March 18: Title I Surveys Due
Back from Parents
Pioneer Park
elementary

SugarBears

Teachers of the Week
Congratulations to Ms. India
Johnston and Ms. Nicole Cicciarelli
for initiating the school-wide recy-
cling program, job well done!
Dr. Seuss PosterContest
The teachers and students
through all the FCAT testing last
week took time out to participate in
the celebration of Dr. Seuss' birth-
day with a Poster Contest held at
the School. There was a winner
from each class, as well as an over-
all winner. The overall winner was
Joseph Thomas, a fifth grader from
Mrs. Barbara Rutledge's class. Indi-
vidual winners were: Jonas Joseph,
Carolyn Jeune, Jason Diaz, and
Yadira Suastegui. Congratulations
for a job well done.
S.TA.J. Reading Program Update
The students at P.P.E are really
reading. Our School has read a total
of 250,044 minutes since the end of
October! We are well on our way of


Board members Cheryl Burns and Lynda Moss provide bid
numbers as they meet guests at the door of the Mardi Gras
Extravaganza, a fundraiser for Glades Day School. The din-
ner/dance/auction fundraiser was held Friday, Feb. 25 at the
Players Club in Wellington.


Ben Boynton auctions several items including hunting and
fishing trips and the rival quilts, FSU and U of F. The auction
was part of a fundraiser for the Glades Day School.


reaching our school goal of
600,000 minutes! An extra congrat-
ulation to the 4th grade for break-
ing 100,000 minutes!
Class Leaders
Mrs. Vereen's 4th grade class is
still in the lead with 80,118 minutes!
Coming in second is Mrs. Rut-
ledge's 5th grade class with 64,147
minutes.
Mrs. J. Brown's 4th grade class
is in third with 14,694 minutes!
Grade Level Readers
The fourth grade is leading all
grades with a total of 110,093 min-
utes!
, Fifth grade is second with a total
of 87,870 minutes!


Third grade is in third with
26,060 minutes!
Keep up the good work and
don't forget to bring in your
S.T.A.R. minute sheets every
week!
HAPPY READING!
Special Olympics News
Congratulations to Mrs. Geral-
dine Jenkins and her Special
Olympic students for a job well
done this weekend in West Palm
Beach!
FCAT Gift Certificate
The Maintenance Department
will be awarding a $100 gift certifi-
cate to the child with the most
gains on FCAT.


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National Nutrition Month is a
nutrition education and informa-
tion campaign sponsored annually
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tion. The campaign is designed to
focus attention on the importance
of making informed food choices
and developing sound eating and
physical activity habits.
This year's theme is "Get A Taste
For Nutrition."
The Department of School Food
Service wants you to join this cam-
paign to practice better health
through good nutrition.

School lunch tips:
Be adventurous and expand
your horizons. Variety is the "spice
of life" in your food choices and is
key to good nutrition and health.
Choose foods based on flavor, tex-
ture and colors that are tasty and
healthy. Explore the wide world of
nutrition by trying a variety of
foods.


Treat your taste buds. You
decide how much and how often.
Choose foods sensibly by looking
at the big picture; it is what you eat
over several days, not just one meal
or day that counts. So enjoy all your
favorite foods, just try eating them
in moderate amounts.
Balance food choices with
your lifestyle. Choosing the right
balance of foods helps you get the
right combination of nutrients. So
balance your food choices with
your physical activities to achieve
and maintain a healthy weight and
lifestyle.
Be active. Be creative and
enjoy a variety of ways to stay active
to feel your best. There is no need
for expensive equipment or com-
plicated fitness programs. Start by
making a list of physical activities
that fit into your lifestyle and sched-
ule one every day.
For more information contact
Paula Triana with School Food Ser-
vices at 561-383-2026.


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Tiger track team



extends perfect season


Results from
March 1st
Congratulations to the boys
track team for their victory in
Tuesday's meet in Golden Gate.
The following boys finished in the
top 3 places:
Warren Wood was 1st in the
300 Hurdles, 2nd in the 110 Hur-
dles, 2nd in the Long Jump and
2nd in the Triple Jump.
John Melton was 2nd in the
300 Hurdles, 3rd in the Long
Jump and 3rd in the Triple Jump.
Lamarcus McGriff was 2nd in
the High Jump and 3rd in the 300
Hurdles.
Vince Vaughn won the Shot
Put, Jimmy Filiponi came in 2nd
and David Pope finished in 3rd.
James Royal won the Discus
and Tim Thomas finished in 2nd
place.
Jasper Hunter won the Long
Jump and finished 3rd in the 400
Meters
Ishmael Seymour won the 400
Meters.
Lee Thicklin finished 1st in the
100 Meters
Jamal Hubert won the 200
Meters and finished 2nd in the
100 Meters.
Jenard Similien finished 3rd in


Team Scores
Clewiston
Charlotte
Bishop Verot
Shot Put
David Pope
Vince Vaughn
Discus
James Royal
Jamell Moody
Tim Thomas
High Jump
Lamarcus McGriff
110 Hurdles
Warren Wood
Robert Smith
Jenard Similien
100 Meters
Lee Thickin
Jamal Hubert
David Holligan
4X100
Jamal Hubert
LeeThickln
Carl Whitehead
David Mc Catty
The boy's track I


135 Amer. Heritage
114 Okeechobee
96 LaBelle
Long Jump
1st 47'3" Warren Wood
4th 43'7" Jimmy Filiponi
Triple Jump
1ST 128'7" Warren Wood
3rd 109'10" David McCatty
6th 100'
2nd 5'8"


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19.51
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5th 42'1"


300 Hurdles
Warren Wood
Lamarcus McGriff
John Melton
400 Meters
Ishmael Seymour
Sim Putnam


2nd 44.4 4 X400 1st
Sim Putnam
John Melton
David McCatty
Ishmael Seymour
team has now improved their record to 18-0


the 110 Hurdles.
Carl whitehead finished in 3rd
place in the 200 Meters.
Daniel Collins finished 2nd in
the 800 followed by Stanley
Zupky in 3rd.


Courtesy photo
Glades Central's Daphlio Success took the podium fol-
lowing the Floridp State high school wrestling champi-
onships to accept hsTsiith place medal.. Coaches Moore
and Schultz were on hand to watch their wrestler gain
high accolades at the champiQnship meet.

Success for Success at

wrestling championships


The Glades Central Raiders
send Dalphio Success into the
Florida State championship
wrestling tournament and suc-
cess is what Success found
after the Raider finished the
tournament in sixth place
overall.
Success entered the Lake-
land tournament in the 119-
pound weight class and found
his way onto a podium after
the dust settled on a grueling
competition featuring the best


of the best of high school
grapplers.
Success ended the season
with more than 30 victories,
was the district championship
runner-up, as well as the all-
area all-county runner-up.
Success was already named to
the all-conference squad and
while his accolades are
respectable for any wrestler,
Success enjoyed his climb to
the top as a first-year grappler.
for the Raiders.


Attention! Coaches!

Editor's note: Attention Lake Okeechobee area coaches.
Your communities deserve the best sports coverage possible
for your area athletes. To ensure this coverage is provided,
please e-mail the sports information sheets that have been
provided to you to: myoung@newszap.com, or fax them to
(863) 983-7537.


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Jamal Hubert, Lee Thiklin,
Carl Whitehead and David
McCatty won the 400 Meter Relay.
Sim Putnam. John Melton,
Waren Wood and Ishmael Sey-
mour won the Mile Relay.


By Mark Young
Clewiston High School's Lady
Tiger track and field team played
host to five other teams for the
McDonalds Invitational Track
Meet, with the Lady Tigers
emerging from the heated com-
petition with third place overall.
Charlotte captured the meet
with 234 points, Bishop Verot
took second with 123 points,
and Clewiston captured third
with 68 points. LaBelle came in
fourth with 31 points, Okee-
chobee finished fifth with 29
points, and American Heritage
rounded out the six-team field
with 26 points.
The Lady Tigers won three
events outright with Nicole Pope
winning the shot put with a dis-
tance of 32'10". Clewiston's
Teadra Jackson and Dynisha
Thomas added team points after
finishing fourth and fifth respec-
tively.
Evelyn Thompson was the
fleet-footed sprinter in the 100-
meter dash, racing to first place
with a time of 12.81. Tequilla
Weston contributed with a fifth
place effort.
Mary Hegley outlasted the
field in the 400-meter race to
take first place with a time of
64.4. Thompson returned to the
spotlight after taking third place
in the long jump and added a
second place finish in the 200-
meter race, while Alisa Abreu
helped her squad out with a fifth


Clewiston Ladies Golf


Association winners

The Clewiston Ladies Golf
Association held their annual golf ,
tournament Feb. 22. The theme
for this year's event was "Every-
thing is Coming up Roses."
Crystal vases were awarded to C e
the teams, which placed first
through fourth. Crystal bud vases
were awarded to those individu-
als who had the longest drive and
who was closest to the pin. The
ladies were welcomed by the Courtesy photos
Association's President Etta Kuh- First place team of June Pol-
ner and Golf Director Adolfo lard, Alice Irwin, Joan Sniff-
Pena. en, and Debbie McDuffie.
Tournament Chairperson Rose
Epling and all the memberS
expressed gratitude to all those
who helped make the tourna-
ment a success, as well as to the
participants, sponsors, and con-
tributors. A special thank you was
extended to Mr. Pena for his sup-
port and donation of prizes and to
Ronnie Ford and Geraldine Eaton
for their help.
First place winners were June Second place team of Nancy
Pollard, Alice Irwin, Joan Sniffen, Haldeman, Karen Wallen,
and Debbie McDuffie. Second Bea Christopher, and LaV-
place winners were Nancy Halde-
man, Karen Wallen, Bea Christo- erne Redish.
pher, and LaVerne Redish. Swetz. Fourth place winners were
Third place winners were Norma Melocke, Carol Mackin-
Sheleigh Belongy, Janet Mitzner, non, Cathy Kendrick, and Jan Bar-
JoAnn Waits, and Mary Rose

Sports briefs

Celebration of Champions
The public is invited to a "Celebration of Champions," Saturday,
March 12, to honor the back-to-back State Championship football
team, the Pahokee High School Blue Devils.
There will be food for all, special guest speakers and a D.J.
Festivities will begin at noon with a parade from Martin Luther King
Park and will end at the football field where the fun begins!
Join the fun and show your appreciation to the coaches and play-
ers.
For more details, contact Alice Thompson at the Pahokee Chamber
of Commerce, (561) 924-5579.
Belle Glade Chamber golf tourney
The Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their sev-
enth annual golf tournament March 12 at the Belle Glade Golf Course.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30
a.m. There will be first, second, and third place prizes awarded, as well
as a hole-in-one prize to the first person who does it on a designated
hole. The entry fee is $50, holes can be sponsored for $100, and $275
includes a full foursome and.tee sponsorship. Call the pro shop at 996-
6605 for more information.


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place points finish in the 800.
Clewiston's relay squads
posted points finishes in the 400-
meter relay and captured fourth
in the 1,600. Taking third for the
Lady Tigers were Curtissa
Franklin, Weston, Hegley, and
Thompson. In the mile relay, the
fourth place finishers were Ale-


jandra Urias, Kimberly Holley,
Abreu, and Hegley.
Clewiston also finished fourth
in the 3,200-meter relay with
Urias, Ivana Cruz, Alma Vasquez,
and Abreu teaming up to cap-
ture valuable points, which
helped the squad to a third place
finish.


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Resignation

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warned that a person was being
beaten by the police. Only one of
the five commissioners did not
arrive at the scene, according to
witnesses.
Lillie Latimore and Commis-
sioner Allie Biggs had just finished
having lunch together, and decid-
ed to ride through the city looking
at beautification projects when
they happened on the scene. Not
knowing what had occurred, and
not yet having realized that Robert
Love had been involved, Ms. Lati-
more approached the deputies. "I
thought somebody had been
killed," she said because of the
number of squad cars at the site.
What would follow would
leave her in disbelief.
According to Ms. Latimore, she
introduced herself as the city man-
ager of Pahokee, and the deputy
asked her abruptly and forcefully
to leave the scene. She thought he
might not have heard her, and
when she repeated that she was
the city manager, the deputy told
her to get in her car and leave the
scene, pointing what she said was
a gun in her direction.
She describes driving back to
the city hall complex, where she
tried to calm her nerves while
recounting the details of the inci-
dent to a supervisor with the sher-
iff's office.
"They raised a gun to me. It
really shook me up," she said. "I
couldn't do anything but walk up
and down."
The sheriff's office is conduct-
ing an investigation into the
behavior of its deputies stemming-
from the allegations.
On Monday, Ms. Latimore was
left to wonder why the deputies
would have responded in such a
manner. Ms. Latimore, a usually
reserved city official, thought that
the situation was fueled more by
racism than anything else. She
understood that another commis-
sioner, who is also black, had
been treated worse than she, and
remembers that the deputy who
accosted her had himself extend-
ed a hand to the mayor, who is
white, when the mayor arrived at
the scene. "It's just not the thing
you still expect to happen," she


Legion

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lent its support of the concept by
leasing a building to the post at a
dollar a year, but admits that it's
now time for the post itself to
assume the responsibility of bring-
ing the building back to operating
shape.
Last week, he expected the esti-
mate of a contractor, who he
brought in to evaluate the condi-
tion of the building. Before the offi-
cial word from the contractor, he
said the post expects to address the
condition of the roof, as well as
other general fixes throughout the
facility.
Located at 205 NW 1st Ave., the
building is slowly looking better
and better. The big issue, maintains
Mr. Alexander, is the roof. As long


Canals `

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near where the child perished,
Chief Morris believes that the
administrative department that
heads roads and bridges may be
able to help, as well. He and the
city manager will begin bringing
the issue up with the organizations
and promises to stay on it until
something can be done.
In the meantime, Chief Morris
remains an advocate for safety. He
discussed plans about partnering
with the American Red Cross in
offering swimming lessons at the
Belle Glade Pool. A successful pro-


said.
Meanwhile, Ms. Latimore
assures that the resignation of the
chief had "very little" to do with
the incident that Friday involving
Mr. Love. According to the mayor,
the city manager had investigated
the possibility of moving forward
with reprimanding the officers or
the chief as early as last Novem-
ber, when she sought the advice
of the city's insurance provider in
light of the numerous complaints
against the department.
Wishing to avoid a long,
drawn-out fight between the city
and its officers similar to the last
time the city faced an issue with
the previous police department
administration which also
forced out the chief, his second in
command and at least one more
officer, and saw the temporary
command of the police depart-

ment by the sheriff's office the
mayor said that the city Wanted to
be spared of the expense by acting
carefully.
Ms. Latimore said that the chief
had remained largely unaffected
by the flood of complaints aimed
at a handful of his officers. She
said she had leveled a warning to
the chief-before his resignation.
Though the main critic remained
Robert Love, who at each city
commission meeting stood up to
complain about the manner in
which officers in the city treat resi-
dents, other people throughout
the year had also come forward
with additional complaints.
At one recent meeting, a resi-
dent for the first time complained
that the bad attitude of the officers
wasn't limited to the police
department, but also affected sev-
eral deputies with the sheriff's
office.
At the meeting in February only
three days before the incident
with Mr. Love, three people stood
up to complain about the police
department. Saying that the police.
department had used excessive
force in several instances, the resi-
dents asked the commission to do
something about the situation.
Robert Love was one of those
complaining. Some sources claim
that the meeting and the discus-'
sion by commissioners also fueled
the alleged beating of Mr. Love.
At the meeting, several com-
missioners expressed concern


as it's in fair condition and repaired,
the members can at least start to
make it their official meeting place.
If all goes well with his plans,
the idea is to see an opening of the
building perhaps in 2006. "We
should bepp and running by
then," he said.
In preparing to make the fixes,
post members have been busily
offering their support in a number
of fund-raisers throughout the
community. Many of its members
are experienced and licensed pro-
fessionals who will address issues
like plumbing and electricity, said
Mr. Alexander, all to help their post.
Indeed, he said, everyone
involved with the post has been
selflessly helping to make sure that
the post is a success. According to
Mr. Alexander, it might be the fact
that residents are anxious to see
the old post back in operation. In
the 60s, Post 611 was very much a


"-gram in previous years, Chief Mor-
ris hopes to enlist more children
from the city of South Bay in the
program.
"Here in South Florida, it should
almost be mandatory swim-
ming lessons, but it isn't," he said.
"For me, community awareness is
a great deterrent."
Mr. Smith is no stranger to the
issue. When he lived in Belle
Glade, he would drive from his
home to city hall and would often
take note of the canal that ran
across the city's mid-section. Dri-
ving through the area on rainy days
or nights, he said, was a "frighten-
ing proposition."
In his tenure as city manager for
Belle Glade, he was successful in


with the matter.
"When the names of the same
people are called, and they tell you
there's a fox in the henhouse, you
better believe there's a fox in the
henhouse," said Commissioner
Henry Crawford. "It worries me, it
deeply troubles me."
Vice-Mayor Allie Biggs said,
"Some disciplinary action needs
to be taken."
Mayor Sasser defended the
police department, with the
exception of three officers whose
names are continually cited by
residents in complaints. "We
absolutely, positively hear no
complaints on the other officers,"
he said. "I want somebody to lose
their job over this. This is it, I've
made this threat before but this
time, I'm not teasing."
The mayor gave the city man-
ager 30 days in which to reconcile
the matter.
The chief resigned eight days
later.
In his defense, the chief said
that "half of the complaints turned
out to be unfounded." He said that
he didn't avoid reprimanding offi-
cers, but needed evidence sup-
porting the claims of the com-
plainants. At meetings, he urged
citizens to come forward and
present their cases to conduct
investigations into the officers.
The people complaining rarely fol-
lowed through, he said.
The chief said he didn't under-
stand the motivation to fire him.
"Basically, I was forced to resign
under duress," he said, speaking
on a meeting last week in which
the city manager discussed areas
where he lacked attention. The
meeting was held days after the
incident. "I was going to be fired. I
was told they no longer needed
my services," he said.
According to the chief, the city
manager cited an increase in
crime in Pahokee, a lack of grants
secured by the department by the
chief and the constant complaints
of residents. Duran said he
responded by saying that crime
had gone up because the depart-
ment lacked officers and called
the other reasons "cockamamie
excuses."
Duran said he was also told to
fire an officer-of his, but refused to
comply because of the lack of evi-
dence. "I can't fire this officer


part of the community until it went
away.
So much was the desire to have
a post in South Bay that, during fil-
ing the paperwork to make the
post official, people from all over
came out to join. Residents from
Clewiston and Belle Glade and
South Bay, among other places,
signed up to join.
The members continue to be
active, participating in such events
as the Martin Luther King Parade in
Belle Glade and preparing for oth-
ers later this year.
Mr. Alexander set his focus on
opening a lodge in South Bay
under circumstances he has said in
the past he would have preferred
not to have gone through. Mr.
Alexander, a year ago when he
approached the cift of South Bay
asking for its support of the con-
cept of a local lodge, alleged he
was denied membership into the


getting guardrails, at no expense to
the city, to run down the canal and
hopes to achieve similar results in
South Bay.
He is confident that he will get
them.
"I think the city has a responsi-
bility to its citizens to ensure their
health, safety and welfare," he said.
"This is certainly a safety issue."
Preparing to lay out his desire
for governmental agencies to
address the problem by placing
guardrails that run along the length
of the canal, he will not relent in
pushing the issue.
He points to the current con-
struction of guardrails along a
number of busy thoroughfares in
West Palm Beach.


because this criminal complains,"
he said, noting the influence he
thought Robert Love had on city
hall.
Mr. Love has had a rocky histo-
ry with the police department,
and has faced other charges. One
charge by the department last year
claimed that Mr. Love drove his
vehicle perilously close to an offi-
cer, who said he braced for the
impact when he saw Mr. Love's
vehicle turning toward him and
about to strike him.
Rather than being fired, Duran
asked to resign with 30 days
notice. Later, he received a letter
from the city making the resigna-
tion effective immediately with 30
days of pay.
"It wasn't amicable," he said of
the process. "I m trying to find
a job now. My family is in shock,
they're quite upset."
After Duran's departure, Detec-
tive Calipto Gonzalez was named
Acting Police Chief.
The next step now is still
unknown. The commission is
faced with hiring another chief or
considering handing its policing
services over to the sheriff's office.
Commenting on the future of
the police department, Mayor
Sasser said he would like the city
to take its time in "assessing the
police department before making
a decision."
Having been involved as mayor
when another scandal rocked the
police department several years
ago, the mayor assured that the
process this time would not last as
long.'
At the possibility of the sheriff's
office stepping in to assume oper-
ation of the police department,
Mayor Sasser who thoroughly
opposed the idea when it was pre-
sented prior to the hire of Chief
Duran said, "I'm 50-50 now."
The mayor has also been a
vocal critic of the police depart-
ment.
At the February meeting,
Mayor Sasser discussed a previous
incident involving police officers
who, during a struggle, were
injured and sent to the hospital.
"Three of our officers were
,injured and went to jail," he said,
having used the word jail rather
than hospital by mistake. "I'm
sorry," he apologized, "Freudian
slip."


American Legion in Belle Glade
because of his race.
Though representatives with
the American Legion post in Belle
Glade vehemently denied refusing
him membership into the lodge,
saying that the process simply took
long to complete Mr. Alexander
was still set on opening a post in
the neighboring city.
He now invites veterans of the
military to join his post. According
to Mr. Alexander, everyone who
qualifies for membership i:e.
has been honorably discharged
and is of fair standing in their com-
munity has the right and the
opportunity to join the post.
"Anybody is welcomed," said
Mr. Alexander, "Every soldier,
female and male." He said the
camaraderie and the friendship
that members of the post feel
throughout the nation makes an
old soldier feel right at home.

"The health of our residents is
equally important to that of folks
who travel on the turnpike and on
1-95," he sai'd.'Our people over
here deserve no'less considera-
tion."


Results
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- votes for 27 percent of the vote.
In Belle Glade, Ray Torres
Sanchez defeated longtime polit-
ical aspirant Richard Harris with
-a decisive victory. Mr. Torres
Sanchez collected 602 votes for
69 percent of the vote. Mr. Harris
collected 271 votes, for 31 per-
cent of the total vote.
Mr. Torres Sanchez won amid
accusations that call his residen-
cy into question, according to
the Palm Beach Post. Mr. Torres
Sanchez is currently being inves-


Glance -
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Gospel play planned,
Brenda Washington-Hick-
man/Tru Management is hosting
a Gospel play production on
Sunday, March 18, at 7 p.m., at
the Dolly Hand Arts Cultural Cen-
ter in Belle Glade. Come see the
Glades very own Brenda Wash-
ington-Hickman (writer and pro-
ducer) in "Lukreshia's Closet."
Also starring are Kenneshia
Lovely, Sotoya Stanley, Tommie
Gilbert Jr., Geneva Slydell, Ger-
rod Thompson, Jackie Osborne
and Evelyn Taylor. For more
information on tickets call (561)
914-0855.


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 Eliza-
beth or Deborah. The library is
also looking for Volunteers to


tigated by the Florida Elections
Commission, who seeks to find
out whether he was qualified to
register to run for office, accord-
ing to the publication. His oppo-
nent raised questions regarding
his residency, allegations that Mr.
Torres Sanchez vehemently
denies.
Also, the $10 million bond
referendum issue in Belle Glade
- a referendum meant to pro-
vide funding for the construction
of a new city hall building, which
would allow the police and fire
departments to make use of the
existing structure was voted
down by residents by 186 votes.


judge the talent show. A judge
cannot be related to a partici-
pant in the talent show.

Harvest Queen
Pageant planned
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glades Lions Club and the
Glades Campus of the Palm
Beach Community College will
sponsor the 2005 Harvest Queen
Pageant on April 2, at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center, at
7:30 p.m. Tickets for the pageant
will go on sale March 15 at First
Community Bank located at 800
South Main Street in Belle Glade.
For more information, call (561)
996-8000.

Entertainment sought
Do you have a special talent
that you'd like to share with the
community? Do you dance, par-
ticipate with a step team, sing,
recite poetry or do praise
dances? If so, we want you to
come and show off your talent
and win great prizes for each cat-
egory. If you are interested,
please contact Mrs. Jessie Terry
at (561) 202-7701 or Mrs. Lawan-
da Harper at (561) 924-3126.


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Program eradicating Melaleuca trees


By MaryAnn Morris

The Melaleuca tree has not
always been a hated invader.
Back in 1906, John C. Gifford liked
the interesting little tree with bot-
tle brush-like flowers and shaggy,
peeling bark when he visited Aus-
tralia.
He liked it so much he brought
seeds back to Florida and planted
them at his home on Biscayne
Bay near Miami. Not to be out-
done, the Frank Stirling Nursery in
south Broward County planted
Melaleuca and sold them as orna-
mental trees. Another unsuspect-
ing soul on the west coast of Flori-
da near Estero also planted it and
watched it grow.
In the late 1930s Melaleuca
was planted along the base of the
new dike around Lake Okee-
chobee and at Monroe Station in
the Big Cypress Preserve.
It became a very popular tree.
People used it along fence lines. It
made a good windbreak. Soon it
was just about everywhere in the
state of Florida.
Why did it
spread so fast?
In its native Australia, Melaleuca
grows well in low-lying wet areas
and is spread by fire and wind. Fire
is a natural result of summer light-
ning. Wind, of course blows the
seed, but fire? When the Melaleuca
feels threatened it disperses its
seeds. Threats, to a Melaleuca
include droughts,. freezes, saws,
blows, herbicides and fire.

Why get rid of it?
In Florida with no natural ene-
mies and a favorable environ-
ment, Melaleuca grows so fast
and so dense that it chokes out
every living thing around it -
including other trees like pine and
cypress. It disrupts the natural sur-
face water flow. The Melaleuca
does not provide habitat for
wildlife native to Florida.
Land managers, biologists and
government officials saw that
parks, marshes and open spaces
were disappearing and were


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Melaleuca around Lake Okeechobee has been eradicated by
a combination of methods.


Courtesy photo/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S.D.A.
Australian researcher Matthew Purcell (left) and ARS ento-
mologist Gary Buckingham examine growth of Melaleuca at
research lab in Gainesville.


being completely taken over by
Melaleuca.
In 1990, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP) estimated that if the spread
continued, and Melaleuca took
over, tourists would have almost
no marshes or forests to visit
where they could see birds and
other wildlife. Sportsmen would
have nowhere to hunt or fish, and
it went on from there. The DEP.
estimated the loss in revenue to be
$161 .million a year if nothing was
done to check the invasion.

Eradication under way
In recent years dead Melaleuca
trunks on the horizon have


become an increasingly common
(and welcome) sight. This is,
thanks to a group of scientists and
government officials who have
dedicated themselves and their
lives to the eradication of the
Melaleuca trees in Florida.
"We use a strategy thaf has
taken many years to develop," said
Franqois LaRoche, a Senior Biolo-
gist with South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD). "First
we remove the big, seed-bearing
trees' on the outer edges of a
Melaleuca head, gradually working
inward. We cut a ring through the
bark of each tree, all the way
around, and then treat the opening
with a herbicide. We use only
licensed applicators and do not use


Happenings at Senior Connections


Insurance counseling
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE counselor is avail-
able every Wednesday morning
free of charge at Nobles Center
and in Moore Haven at Senior
Connections offices. (No coun-
selors will be available on
Wednesday, March 16 due to
state training)

Medication assistance
Medication assistance through
LEAPS is available March 16 from
1:00 to 5:00 pm at Senior Connec-
tions office in Moore Haven. Legal
help from Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vices is available at Nobles Senior
Center in LaBelle on March 9
from 9-12. (Must call 675-1446 to
make appointment) and at Senior


Connections office in Moore
Haven on March 24 from 9:30 am
to noon. (Must call 946-1821 to
make appointment)

Post disaster help
Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a special-
ly trained outreach worker in
Clewiston on Mondays and Tues-
days,(983-7088) and LaBelle
Wednesday through Friday(675-
1446.)


Upcoming events
Family Caregiver Support
Group meetings in March will fea-
ture discussions with an
Alzheimer's disease specialist in
LaBelle and Moore Haven, and a
hospice care expert in Clewiston.
All meetings take place from 4-5
p.m. at local Senior Connections
offices. March 23 in Clewiston,
and March 30 in Moore Haven.
Call 946-1821 in Moore Haven,
983-7088 in Clewiston, and in
LaBelle, call 675-1446 for more
info.)
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9:30 a.m.
Come and join this lively group
for better health.
Garners come every Monday
to the L.J. Nobles Senior Center


starting at 1 p.m. for card playing,
Scrabble and what-have-you. All
are welcome.

Faith in Action
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in
2005. Residents of any age
with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by vol-
unteering are encouraged to call
the same phone numbers for
more information on this won-
derful volunteer program benefit-
ing residents in Hendry and
Glades Counties.


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any herbicide that is not approved
for home use. We pull saplings by
hand."
Mr. LaRoche has served on the
Melaleuca Management Task
Force, a committee of the Florida
Exotic Pest Plant Council and is the
editor of the definitive Melaleuca
Management Plan (MMP) which
has been used, with updates,
beginning in 1990.
"In the beginning, there were
some 30 people involved and the
original plan took a year to write.
Now we update as needed," said
Mr. LaRoche. "The MMP has been
very successful. Even with the
remaining Melaleucas seeding
themselves and continuing to
spread, overall one-third of all
Melaleuca is gone."
The area around Lake Okee-
chobee was a prime target from
the beginning.
"We are continuing. By looking
back to Australia, we found that
Melaleuca had many insect ene-
mies. So we found several which
would feed on any remaining trees
and check the spread," explained
Mr. LaRoche.
If you see Melaleuca on your
property, destroy it, biologists
advise. Pull saplings and destroy
them. For larger trees, girdle the
tree, then treat the cut area with the
herbicide Rodeo, which you can
buy in most garden supply stores.
"Right now, the Corps of Engi-
neers is removing the dead
Melaleuca trunks around Lake
Okeechobee," said SFWMD's
Missy Bartletto. "If they're left
standing, eventually they'll topple
over and block the water control
structures, preventing drainage in a
storm. They will pile the trunks at
the base of the dike and burn them
to be sure they don't cause another
problem."
So the work goes on, all
because of a very stubborn Aus-
tralian tree.
(Editor's Note: Some informa-
tion contained in this article
came from the Melaleuca Man-
agement Plan, Florida Exotic Pest
Plant Council and Agricultural
Research Services, and the U.S.
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Lake Okeechobee restoration project showing progress


By Pete Gawda
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Some
of those interested in the health of
Lake Okeechobee believe it is get-
ting better. Environmentalists, rep-
resentatives of government agen-
cies and elected officials gathered
under a tent at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina on Saturday to
hear speeches, presentations and
a proclamation concerning the
lake. The occasion was "Lake
Okeechobee Protection Day."
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon


Society introduced Sen. Ken Pruitt
as "a great friend of Okeechobee"
because of his work on the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Act that
authorized the Lake Okeechobee
Protection Plan (LOPP).
Sen. Pruitt called the day a day
for acknowledging progress and a
day for commitment to the next
stage of restoration.
"It is our lake and our future,"
he said.
The senator alluded to the pol-
lution of the lake in the past. How-


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
In recognition of State Senator Ken Pruitt's help in promoting
Lake Okeechobee restoration, David Anderson, president of
Audubon of Florida presented the senator with a framed print
of a blue heron. The occasion was Lake Okeechobee Protec-
tion Day held Saturday, March 5 at Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina. On hand for the presentation were (left to right)
Dr. Paul Gray, Lake Okeechobee Science Coordinator for the
Audubon Society, Sen. Pruitt, Mr. Anderson, State Represen-
tative Joe Negron and State Representative Richard Machek.


ever, he conceded that we have
"started to turn the corner" in lake
restoration."
He said that Lake Okeechobee
was the lifeblood of South Florida
and that the LOPP was a step in the
right direction.
"We have come a long way in
the fight to preserve the lake, he
added.
The senator compared the
progress made in lake restoration
to running a marathon. He said
that after running nine miles,
progress has been made but there
is still a ways to go before finishing
the 26 mile, 385 yard race.
He called the $66 million has
been appropriated by the state for
lake restoration since 2000 a drop
in the bucket compared to what
the total cost will be.
Paraphrasing the famous words
of the late President Ronald Regan
about the Berlin Wall, the senator
said to the U. S. Army Corps of
Engineers and the South Florida
Water Management Distract
(SFWMD) "Lower this lake now."
The senator called for all those
involved in lake restoration to
intensify their efforts.
He referred to the Indian
proverb that says we don't inherit
the land from our ancestors; we
borrow it from our children.:
"We must preserve our lake
and our future," he said in con-
cluding his remarks.
Representative Richard Machek
called Lake Okeechobee "the
heart of south Florida." He said
that everything that happens to the
lake affects the areas to the south


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State Senator Ken Pruitt (left) presents a proclamation to David Anderson, center, president
of Audubon of Florida. To Mr. Anderson's jeft is Dr. Paul Gary, Lake Okeechobee Watershed
Science Coordinator for the Audubon Society. The proclamation named March 5 as "Lake
Okeechobee Protection Day." It recognizedgthe importance of Lake Okeechobee and thanked
Audubon of Florida, the. Friends of Lake Okeechobee, the Lake Okeechobee Business Own-
ers, and other groups for their work and accomplishments in protecting the lake.


and to the sides of the lake.
Like Sen. Pruitt, Rep. Machek
noted that in the past we have not
been kind to the lake. Now, he
said, it is time to do something for
the lake. He noted that there are 10
years remaining to meet the phos-
phorous goal set for the year 2015.
He said that restoring the lake is
a tough job that will take a lot of
money. The representative predict-
ed that it would take an additional
120 million dollars of state appro-
priated funds to complete the job
As a friend of Lake Okee-
chobee, he promised to promote
"bill after bill" to make the project
work.
"I'm here to help all can," the
representative pledged.
Rep. Joe Negron, Appropria-
tions Chairman of the Florida
House of Representatives, was the
next speaker.
He spoke of his love for the
environment that was instilled in
him by his grandparents.
Rep. Negron said that what
makes Florida special is that we
have taken care of our parks.
He pledged that his personal
priority would be to try to get fund-
ing for the environmental projects
affecting Lake Okeechobee.
He added that he would like to
see the phosphorus goals met
before 2015.
Sen. Pruitt presented David
Anderson, president of Audubon
of Florida a proclamation making
March 5 "Lake Okeechobee Pro-
tection Day."
Mr. Anderson in turn presented
Sen. Pruitt with a framed print of a
blue heron. He noted the abun-
dance of birds he saw as he was
coming around the lake to the
park and the number of birds he
spotted in the park.
Mr. Anderson said that one
thing he had learned in 30 years of
environmental work is that it is not
easy.
"It is hard work," he said.
However, he predicted that the
hard work is going pay off.
"Stick with it," he urged.
Carol Head of the Friends of
Lake Okeechobee said that the
Everglades restoration project
should use a top down and not a
bottom up approach, noting that
Lake Okeechobee is at the top of
the Everglades.
Gail Powers of Lake Okee-
chobee Business Owners asked
for more money for sediment
removal and canal cleanup.
"Our livelihood depends on
Lake Okeechobee," she said.
She noted that the problems
did not occur overnight and they
will not go away overnight.
A bill sponsored by Rep.


Machek and others will be intro-
duced in the upcoming legislative
session. It establishes the legisla-
ture's intent to provide continuing
funding to implement the LOPP
for achieving phosphorus reduc-
tion objectives and provides crite-
ria for establishing annual funding
priority. The bill provides for no


funding.
A similar bill is expected to be
sponsored in the Florida Senate by
Sen. J. D. Alexander.
According to SFWMD, the total
estimated cost of the LOPP is
$341.5 million. That total includes
funding from other sources in
addition to state appropriations.


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Trade mission heads to Puerto Rico


TALLAHASSEE Florida cattle
producers will show their livestock
to prospective buyers from Puerto
Rico this spring during a reverse
trade mission organized by the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services. Planned
for April, the reverse trade mission.
is the latest in a series of marketing
initiatives that began over five years
ago involving the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico and Florida.
"We look forward to working*
with Puerto Rico's newly elected
government and Secretary of Agri-
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Laboy, in furthering our trade rela-
tionship," Florida Agriculture Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson said.
S"Florida's breeding stock is well
suited for Puerto Rico's environ-
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welcome the opportunity to
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details of the reverse trade mission.
The trade relationship began in
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entered into discussions about the
feasibility of shipping Florida
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sea proved to be commercially
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Since that first sale, Department
marketing representatives have
continued to develop contacts with
Puerto Rico's beef industry leaders
and government officials to further
position Florida as a supplier of
superior quality, tropically adapted
cattle. Shipments continued gener-
ating sales of:
$308,650 in 2000
$135,000 in 2001
$245,200 in 2002
$200,000 in 2003, and
$412,500 in 2004.
Mr. Bronson traveled to Puerto
Rico in 2002 to further enhance the
growing trade relationship. He met


with the Puerto Rico Beef Industry
Board, the Presidents of the Senate
and the House and other Puerto
Rico government officials. That
same year, the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices purchased a loading chute to
facilitate the shipping of cattle from
the Port of Jacksonville. The
Department also assisted the Puer-
to Rican livestock industry in the
research and exportation of "Flo-
rakirk" bermudagrass (Cynodon
dactylon), a perennial grass used
as a high-yielding, high-quality,
fine-stemmed forage for hay pro-
duction in Florida. The shipment of
Florakirk from the University of
Florida's Cattle Research and Edu-
cation Center was the result of a
request by Puerto Rican ranchers
visiting Florida to buy cattle.


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Jackman Cane & Cattle Co.
Inc., "Clewiston, Florida, has"
been recognized nationally by
the American Angus Association
for having one registered Angus
cow included in the Association's
2005 Pathfinder Report.
Only 2,055 of the more than
34,000 American Angus Associa-
tion members are represented in
this year's report, according to
John Crouch, executive vice presi-


dent of the Association with head-
quarters in St. Joseph, Missouri.
The Pathfinder Program identi-
fies superior Angus cows based
upon recorded performance traits
that are economically important
to efficient beef
production. These traits include
early and regular calving and
heavy weaning weights, reports
Bill Bowman, Association director
of performance programs. More


than 1,410,000 eligible dams were
examined to determine Pathfind-
er status. All registered Angus
cows that meet the strict Pathfind-
er standards are listed, along with
'their owners, in the Pathfinder
Report that is published annually
by the Association.
The 2005 Pathfinder Report
lists 8,400 individual cows and
22.1 Pathfinder sires. It is pub-
lished in the April issue of the


Angus Journal, and limited copies
are available from the Associa-
tion. The reports appear on the
Web site at www.angus.org. The
largest number of Pathfinder
cows from a single herd this year
is 75. Started in 1978, the Pathfind-
er Program continues to recog-
nize outstanding breeders partici-
pating in the Angus Herd
Improvement Records (AHIR)
Program.


Court order doesn't


affect area dairies


By Pete Gawda
OKEECHOBEE A recent
court order on enforcement of'
dairy regulations will have no
affect on Okeechobee dairy
farmers and brought heated
comments from one milk pro-
duction official.
The 1st District Court of
Appeal recently upheld a lower
court's decision in favor of envi-
ronmental groups that had
alleged the state allowed more
than 50 large dairies, each with
at least 700 cows, to discharge
waste into the ground, and thus
into groundwater without per-
mits.
The ruling orders the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) to more force-
fully go after dairy farms that dis-
charge water into groundwater
with a permit.
The original ruling ordered
DEP to require large dairies to
apply for National Pollutant Dis-
charge Elimination System
(NPDES) permits.
However, Art Darling, of Sun-
shine State Milk Producers, said
the suit was "much ado about
nothing."
Mr. Darling stated that all of
the dairies named in the suit are
in complete compliance with
federal regulations. He said that
when new regulations are put
into effect, a dairy would go out
of business if they were forced to
comply immediately. He said
that all the dairies in question
had been operating under
administrative agreements that
allowed a systematic and grad-
ual compliance.
As of Dec. 31,2004, he said all
the diaries in question were in
compliance. Mr. Darling said all
the dairies in question did what
they were supposed to do' and
they did it ahead of schedule.
He added that neither the
judges nor the environmentalist
understood the situation;
"This is a huge victory for
Florida waters, which have been
receiving hundreds of thousands
of pounds of untreated raw dairy
waste every day for many years,"
said Linda Young, a clean water
activist who was one of the
plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
"That's a lie and you can
quote me on that," was Mr. Dar-
ling's response to Ms. Young's
statement.


"This is a huge victo-
ry for Florida waters,
which have been
receiving hundreds of
thousands of pounds
of untreated raw
dairy waste every
day for many years."

Linda Young,
plaintiff

The DEP issued a statement
that read in part: "All-of Florida's
large dairies have already sub-
mitted applications for NPDES
permits ahead of the federal
deadline and prior to the appel-
late court's ruling. Florida's
approach demonstrates com-
mon-sense environmental man-
agement that goes beyond tradi-
tional command and control
mechanism to regulate animal
feeding operations ahead of fed-
eral requirements. We remain
committed to safeguarding Flori-
da's natural resources and
ensuring that diary facilities
manage their operations in
accordance with environmental -
regulations."
At any rate, the ruling will not
affect Okeechobee dairies since
Mr, Darling said that all dairies in
the Okeechobee basin have
been. permitted since the early
1990s.
Local DEP representative
Greg Kennedy echoed that state-
ment.
"I don't think we have any
issue in it (the court ruling)," Mr.
Kenpedy stated.
As part of the Dairy Rule that
went into effect in the 1980s,
dairy farmers in the Lake Okee-
chobee basin voluntarily put into .
practice Best Management Prac-
tices (BMPs), which include a
wide variety of activities.
The BMPs could be as simple
as moving feed troughs to pre-
vent erosion or as complicated
as the project at Butler Oaks
Dairy where, through a chemical
process, phosphorous in the
runoff water forms bonds with
other elements making a solid
which then settles out of the
water.


Humanities council holds

Grant Writing Workshop


The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil (FHC) invites you to find out
how to apply for grants and spon-
sor humanities programs in Flori-
da communities. The Lee County
workshop will be held Thursday,
March 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the
South County Regional Library,
21100 Three Oaks Parkway,
Estero.
The workshop is free and open
to members of all non-profit
organizations interested in having
a public humanities program.
Susan Lockwood, FHC Grants
Director, will discuss applying for
grants, accessing free programs
that are available from the FHC
Resource Center, and current


council initiatives.
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil is an independent, non-profit
organization and is the state affili-
ate of the National Endowment for
the Humanities. Each year, FHC
funds hundreds of public pro-
grams throughout the state that
explore Florida's history, folklore,
environment, literature, music and
art. Libraries, civic groups, univer-
sities, colleges and museums, his-
torical societies and theaters have
received grants to sponsor human-
ities programs.
Reservations are recommend-
ed. To reserve space contact Susan
Lockwood at (727) 553-3807 or by
email slockwood@flahum.org


Casey Welch appointed

National Affairs Coordinator


GAINESVILLE Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, the state's
largest general agricultural organi-
zation, has appointed Casey Welch
to the position of National Affairs
Coordinator. Mr. Welch joins the
Farm Bureau staff after serving for
three years as Rep. Adam Putnam's
(FL-12) deputy legislative director.
In his new position, Welch will
maintain contact with Florida's
congressional delegation and will
coordinate Florida Farm Bureau's
national affairs programs as well as
the sugar and peanut/cotton advi-
sory committees.
"We are delighted to welcome
Casey to our staff," said Kevin Mor-
gan, director of agricultural policy.
"Florida Farm Bureau will benefit
from his insights, education and
experience as a congressional staff
member."
Mr. Welch is a 2001 graduate of
Florida State University, where he
was awarded a Bachelor's of Sci-
ence degree in political science
and history and a minor in Ameri-
can and Florida studies. While
attending FSU he worked in the
Florida House of Representatives


and the governor's office.
Upon graduation he joined Rep.
Putnam's staff as a legislative assis-
tant, advising the congressman of
foreign affairs, homeland security
and Florida issues. He traveled
extensively on behalf of Rep. Put-
nam, visiting military installations
around the world, including Pearl
Harbor and the Ronald Reagan
Missile Test Range in Hawaii as
well as the Demilitarized Zone in
Korea.
-Mr. Welch, a fifth generation
Floridian, was born and raised in
Sarasota County. As ayouth he was
active in 4-H, football and commu-
nity activities including Teen Court
and Leadership Sarasota. He is cur-
rently a resident of Suwannee
County.
The Florida Farm Bureau Feder-
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agricultural association with more
than 152,000 member-families
statewide. Headquartered in
Gainesville, the Federation is an
independent, non-profit agricultur-
al organization'and is not associat-
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Boaters:


Watch for


manatees
Florida has more manatees
than any other part of the United
States. Related to the elephant,
they are vegetarians; the only
aquatic mammal that is. A very
large animal about 10 feet long,
weighing nearly a ton, they feed
on aquatic plants along the bot-
tom of shallow areas, coming to
the surface every four minutes or
so to breathe. Fossils of manatees
45 million years old have been
found in Florida. They move from
place to place in and near Florida,
traveling some fifty miles a day in
search of food and warmer water.
"Manatees use Lake Okee-
chobee as a conduit to move
from one side of the state to the
other, said Don Fox, Administra-
tive Biologist with the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, "so we see them all the
time."
Manatees can be a real curiosi-
ty to winter visitors who may not
realize that federal and state laws
make "harassing, injuring or dis-
turbing" manatees a crime with
stiff penalties.
"Manatee watching is just
that," said Mr. Fox, "watch, don't
feed, don't touch and obey the
'no wake' and other signs post-
ed."


Green Living and Energy Expo


Keenly aware of the delicate
balance between a fragile ecosys-
tem and fast growth, Florida Keys
residents and others who appreci-
ate the area's uniqueness will cel-
ebrate sustainable development
March 12 and 13. That is when the
first-ever Florida Keys Green Living
& Energy Expo or GLEE will be
held at the new Coral Shores High
School in Tavernier. The school is
located between Key Largo and
Islamorada in the Florida Keys, a
short drive from Miami-Dade,
Broward, Palm Beach, Collier and
Lee counties.
The free event, organized by
the University of Florida's. Institute
of Food Agricultural Sciences


Courtesy photo/Florida Fish and Wiladlite conservation commission
A manatee and baby float near the surface. This time of year,
manatees can be found in local waterways. It's fine to look -
but don't try to touch them or feed them.


Many manatees are killed
each year, torn to death by boat
propellers. A fast moving boat
doesn't give the operator time to
see or avoid a slow moving
manatee swimming just below
the surface. Remember, mana-
tees belong to the scientific class
"sirenia". In ancient mythology
a "siren" was the name for a sea
monster or nymph who lured
sailors to their deaths on treach-
erous shoals and rocks. When
you think about it a manatee tail
could look like the tails of the
mermaids ancient sailors


reported!
Manatees have been seen
recently in the area of the of the
Scott Driver boat ramp on the
north side of State Road 70 at the
Kissimmee River across from
Okee-Tantie Park. Parking is
available.
Information courtesy of:
www.savethemanatee.org (very
user friendly.) For more techni-
cal info try www.floridaconser-
vation.com. Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commi-
sion office here in Okeechobee
(863) 462-5190.


'Dumping' injures citrus commission


LAKELAND Last week, the
International.Trade Commission
(ITC) voted to continue the
investigation of dumping allega-
tions by ruling preliminarily that
U.S. growers and processors
have been materially injured by
Brazilian imports of frozen con-
centrate orarige juice (FCOJ)
and not-from-concentrate
(NFC) orange juice.
The decision was made in
response to a petition filed by a
coalition consisting of Florida
Citrus Mutual and a group of
Florida-based orange juice
processors (A. Duda & SQnos,
Inc.; Citrus World, Inc.; South-
ern Gardens Citrus), requesting
that antidumping duties be
levied to offset the unfair prices


offered by Brazilian processors
on orange juice.
The petition was filed on
Dec. 27, 2004 and cites unfair
trade practices, which have
caused material injury to Florida
citrus growers and processors
during the past three years.
"We are very encouraged by
this decision," said Andy LaVi-
gne, Florida Citrus Mutual's
executive vice president/CEO.
"We have a very strong case,
which- warrants a thorough
investigation by both entities."
On Jan. 19, the ITC held a
preliminary conference to
review the data contained in the
petition concerning the material
injury suffered by growers and
processors. On Feb. 8, the U.S.


Department of Commerce
(DOC) formally announced its
decision to initiate an investiga-
tion in response to the petition.
Both the ITC and the U.S.
DOC will continue the investiga-
tion, with a preliminary determi-
nation of dumping scheduled
for July 5, 2005.
Florida Citrus Mutual, found-
ed in 1948, is the state's largest
citrus grower organization with
more. than 11,000 members.
The Florida citrus industry pro-
vides a $9.1 billion annual eco-
nomic impact to the state and
employs 90,000 people.
For more information, please
visit, www.flcitrusmutual.com.


Monroe County Extension and
local residents who have built
"green" homes, is dedicated to
demonstrating sustainable living
through ideas and technologies
that promote renewable energy as
well as water and energy conser-
vation. The expo will feature 30
workshops on water conserva-
tion, renewable energy, alterna-
tive building methods, energy-effi-
cient architectural design, "green"
lodging, smart landscaping, eco-
tourism, clean boating and, other
"green" topics.
"The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is proud to be a
participant, primary sponsor and
instrumental in making this event


Legislation to protect
TALLAHASSEE In the wake "Consumers trust companies to
of a recent acknowledgement by keep their personal financial infor-
data collection company Choice- mation safe, and have a right to
Point that 10,216 Floridians had know if their identity has been
valuable personal financial infor- compromised," said Representa-
mation stolen, two members of the tive Vana. "By immediately notify-
Florida Legislature have proposed ing consumers when there is a
requiring those companies to noti- problem, we can potentially
fy consumers immediately when- reduce the chance that they will
ever there is a breach of security. become victimm"
Senator Dave Aronberg (D- The proposal would require
Greenacres) and Representative immediate disclosure anytime that
Shelley Vana (D-West Palm Beach) an individual's private personal
and are filing an amendment to financial information or social
their consumer. protection bill, SB security number is stolen from a
284, to further protect Floridians data collection agency.
from the potential financial ruin "Recent events involving Choi-
that can occur after an identity cePoint have exposed flaws in cur-
theft. rent law," said Senator Aronberg,


happen," said Cecelia Weaver,
SFWMD Florida Keys Service Cen-
ter director. "Practicing and pro-
moting green living helps reduce
impacts on South Florida's envi-
ronment, including the unique
Florida Keys. It's easy being green,
and GLEE will show you how."
The two-day expo will also fea-
ture vendor and exhibitor booths,
hybrid vehicles and experts, a
"green" market offering fresh pro-
duce, recycled art show, children's
entertainment, and special activi-
ties such as solar car races and a
kid's recycling poster contest with
prizes. Guided tours of homes that
are water and energy efficient will
also be offered during the event.

consumers
who attempted similar legislation
during last year's legislative ses-
sion. "We need to ensure that our
consumer protection laws keep up
with new data collection technolo-
gies. Unfortunately, we know that
the identity thieves are keeping up
with them."
The amendment will be added
to SB 284 in the first week of the
legislative session. The bill has
already passed through two com-
mittees in the legislature.
An estimated 10 million Ameri-
cans were victims of identity theft
last year. According to the Identity
Theft Resource Center, the average
victim spends 600 hours to restore
his or her financial credit.


Faith in Action volunteers stay busy


FAITH IN ACTION volunteers
are found in many ways. Accord-
ing to national statistics the num-
ber one reason a person volun-
teers is because someone simply
asked them. This month's fea-
tured volunteer, Brenda Wick-
enden, was asked and stepped up
to the plate.
Born in Wallah, South Caroli-
na, Brenda has been married to
her husband for forty-three years.
She has two children and four
grandchildren. Brenda stated that-
she has lived all over the United
States due to her husband being in
the Navy. They moved to Jack-
sonville, Florida from California in
1969. After living. there for ten
years they moved to LaBelle due
to a career change for Mr. Wick-
enden. Brenda works ten hours a
week doing financial duties for the
First Baptist Church of LaBelle.


Her favorite pastimes are reading
and taking her grandchildren on
trips.
Brenda learned of the FAITH IN
ACTION program through a pres-
entation at the American Business
Women of America. She signed
up immediately. She currently is a
care partner for a widowed lady
and provides friendship and com-
panionship to this new resident of
LaBelle. When asked why she vol-
unteers with the FAITH IN
ACTION program she states,
"Because I was asked," and con-
tinues, "I volunteered in the past
but had been a little lax in volun-
teering. I wanted to do something
to help my community."
You, too, can help the commu-
nity by becoming a FIA volunteer.
There is no limit how you can
make a difference in the lives of
others. FIA has many volunteer


opportunities you can participate
in.
Information about the pro-
gram, which is now expanded
from LaBelle to Clewiston and
Moore Haven, can be presented to
area churches and civic groups.
Call (863) 983-7088 for more infor-
mation, or to schedule a presenta-
tion for your group. Individuals in
need of assistance may also call
Liz Taylor at the FATIH IN ACTION
office to request a care partner or
to join the local coalition.
Senior Connections of SW FL,
Inc., a United Way partner agency,
offers a wide array of supportive
services to elders in Collier, Glades
and Hendry Counties. Senior Con-
nections is the lead agency for
aging services, under grants from
Senior Solutions of SW FL, (an
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FEMA provides nearly $500 million to Florida


ORLANDO The U.S.
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity's Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency (FEMA) has
provided more that $495 million
in reimbursement funds for
emergency measures, debris
removal and to repair and
restore publicly owned facilities
damaged by the four hurricanes
that struck Florida last year.
FEMA obligated the money
through Feb. 22nd to help the
state, cities, counties and certain


non-profit organizations. The
money was provided by FEMA
and made available to appli-
cants as their applications to the
state were approved. Funds from
FEMA's Public Assistance Pro-
gram pay for such things as
damaged public buildings,
roads, bridges, utilities, includ-
ing water distributions and
sewer systems, debris removal
and costs of extraordinary over-
time for police, fire and other
emergency services agencies.


FEMA paid 90 percent of the
costs, while affected entities
paid the remaining 10 percent.
A breakdown of the amounts
of Public Assistance Disaster
Funding Aid thus far to Florida's
public agencies and certain non-
profit organizations thus affect-
ed is as follows:
Almost $167 million for 719
approved requests for public
assistance to meet costs
incurred because of effects of
Hurricane Charley.


More than $163.5 million
for 260 requests for assistance
from damage by Hurricane Ivan.
Almost $115 million for 924
requests for assistance from
Hurricane Frances.
Almost $50 million for 781
requests for assistance for dam-
age from Hurricane Jeanne.
A final tally of costs is not yet
available, because the Feb. 28
deadline is still accounting for
late applications.
The State Emergency.


Response Team (SERT) is a col-
laboration of Florida's state
agencies led by the state coordi-
nation officer. SERT's mission is
to ensure that Florida is pre-
pared to respond to emergen-
cies, recover from them, and
mitigate their impacts. Visit
www.floridadisaster.org for the
latest information on the hurri-
cane relief efforts.
FEMA prepares the nation for
all hazards and manages federal
response and recovery efforts


following any national incident.
FEMA also initiates mitigations
activities, trains first responders,
works with state and local emer-
gency managers and manages
the National Flood Insurance
Program, as well as the U.S. Fire
Administration. FEMA became
part of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security on March 1,
2003. For information on FEMA
go to www.fema.gov.


Don't buy your


child a baby duck


As the Easter holiday fast
approaches, many parents con-
template the idea of purchasing
cute little ducklings as gifts for
their children. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) suggests buying
your child the stuffed-animal
variety instead.
"Although these mallard
ducks might make nice pets
while they are young, they can
live for 10 years or more and
quickly outgrow the 'cute and
fuzzy stage,' leaving full-size
droppings on your patio and out-
door furniture," said Diane Egge-
man, FWC waterfowl biologist.
"When this happens, parents
and children often grow tired of
caring for these pets and decide
to release them into the wild."
What you may not realize is
that this is illegal and is putting
Florida's native wildlife in jeop-
ardy. Last July, the FWC passed a
rule clarifying that it is unlawful
to release captive-reared mallard
ducks into the wild. This rule
also requires a permit to buy or
sell mallards in Florida.
One reason for this rule is that
domesticated ducks, once
released, are capable of trans-
mitting diseases and-compete
with native wildlife for food and
habitat. The more important rea-
son is that releasing these mal-
lards into the wild threatens the
existence of the Florida mottled
duck, a unique subspecies
found only in peninsular Florida.
"These domesticated or feral
mallards are crossbreeding with


the mottled duck, producing
hybrid offspring," Eggeman said.
"This is a serious concern and if
not stopped, this hybridization
could result in the Florida mot-
tled duck becoming extinct.
Wild mallards are migratory
birds, inhabiting Florida only
during the winter months. In the
spring they fly north to breed and
are not present by the time the
mottled duck mating season
begins in Florida. On the other
hand, pet mallards, once
released, do not migrate and will
become established, year-round
residents of our state, and when
they mate with wild mottled
ducks, it nudges Florida's mot-
tled duck toward extinction.
The Florida mottled duck
population is relatively small,
with the breeding population
estimated at only 30,000-40,000
and already FWC- biologists are
saying that perhaps as many as
12 percent of these ducks are
showing genetic evidence of
hybridization.
Today, the future of Florida's
mottled duck is uncertain, but
the fate of the subspecies is in
human hands. The solution
begins with not buying children
ducks for Easter and in educat-
ing others about the issues and
consequences of the situation.
For more information on pro-
tecting Florida's mottled duck,
contact one of FWC's waterfowl
offices at (850) 488-5878 or
(321) 726-2862, or visit
MyFWC.com/duck.


Free online help a hit with Floridians


By Mark A. Adams
Contributing writer
"Where do I begin researching
my family tree?"
"I pulled information from the
Web for my homework, but how
do I know if it's reliable?"
"How many different types of
snakes are there in Florida's Ever-
glades?"
"Where can I find accurate
demographics for Broward Coun-
ty online?"
Not so long ago, questions
such as these required a trip to the
library for their answers-
answers that likely required expert
help from a librarian. That was
then, this is now. Today, thanks to
an exciting new online reference
service, "Ask a Librarian", that
library expertise is .just a click
away. And best of all, the service is
free to everyone in Florida.
"Ask a Librarian is still a bit of a
hidden gem among the glut of
information on the Web today, but
it's catching on quickly as more
communities around the state
hear about it," said Vince Mariner,
Ask a Librarian's Statewide Coor-
dinator. "This service puts a librar-
ian's help at the fingertips of any-


"Ask a Librarian is still a bit of a hidden gem
among the glut of information on the Web today,
but it's catching on quickly as more communi-
ties around the state hear about it."
Vince Mariner,
Ask a Librarian's Statewide Coordinator


one who has a question, regard-
less of age or geographic location.
Whether you're in grade school or
a senior citizen, a computer
novice or a pro, Ask a Librarian
can meet your needs.
"Some people come to the
Web site with specific questions
they need answered, while others
just simply don't know where to
begin looking for information on
the Web. Either way, they've
come to the right place and to the
information professionals who
can find their answers and help
them untangle the Web. There's
no need to leave your home or
office to ask your question, just go
to the service's Web site and a
librarian is there to help," he said.
Among Ask a Librarian's most
appealing features and one that
helps distinguish it from many
other reference Web sites is


that there is no fee to access or use
the online service. Ask a Librarian
is a grant funded service designed
to -extend the traditional reach of
libraries to make expert refer-
ence service available to everyone
in Florida. Just as a local library
operates as a free community
resource, so too does Ask a Librar-
ian.
So give me the details how
does Ask a Librarian work?
In order to handle the thou-
sands of questions Ask a Librarian
receives each month, the service
relies upon the collective expertise
of librarians representing over 80
public, academic and special
libraries throughout Florida.
Those librarians work together to
offer live chat reference service
Sunday through Friday from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturdays
from' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During


periods when the live chat refer-
ence service is not available, or at
any other time, individuals can
conveniently e-mail their ques-
tions to "Ask a Librarian."
From the Web, just go to
www.askalibrarian.org and follow
the simple instructions for enter-
ing your question. If visiting during
a time when the live chat service is
available, you can text chat direct-
ly with the librarian handling your
question. Ask a Librarian uses
unique software that allows you
to follow along on the Web with
the librarian so you can see how
and where the librarian is locating
the information. The chat session
is totally interactive and there is no
special software to download-
it's all handled by the Ask a Librari-
an Web site.
"At the end you can even print
off a transcript of the entire ses-
sion in case you need.to refer to it
again," added Mr. Mariner. "It's a
fascinating way to receive assis-
tance and learn lifelong research
skills at the same time."
Libraries or schools interested
in participating in the Ask a Librar-
ian service can contact Vince
Mariner at vmariner@cclaflori-
da.org.


U.S. Sugar VP named to SFWMD Board


On March 1, Governor Jeb
Bush appointed Malcolm S.
Wade, Jr., of U.S. Sugar Corpora-
tion to a four-year term on the-
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) Board.
Mr. Wade succeeds Board Mem-
ber Hugh English, a fourth gen-
eration citrus grower. In the past,


agriculture has been represented
by other members of Florida
agriculture. Frank "Sonny"
Williamson, Jr. who previously
served, as chairman of the
SFWMD is a citrus grower,
rancher and aqua culturist.
Mr. Wade is senior vice presi-
dent of U.S. Sugar Corporation


and has been involved in devel-
oping and overseeing the com-
pany's environmental responsi-
bilities. He has served on several
of SFWMD's advisory groups.
He was a member of the
team representing South Florida
farmers who spent over a year
negotiating with federal and


state governments to resolve the
legal issues in restoration of the
Everglades. He represented'
farmers on the technical media-
tion committee that crafted the
Technical Mediated Plan for
Everglades Restoration, which
was adopted by the Florida Leg-
islature in the.spring of 1994.


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risk, is seeking a Group Treatment coordi-
nator for our wilderness educational camp
located JoiClewiston. Join us now and help
us fulfill our mission of improving the future
of one child at a time! Responsibilities in-
clude individual, group, and family counsel-
ing, monitor and document treatment, for-
mulate and implement family intervention
plans, prepare parents for camp visits, and
help children bring camp experiences home.
Bachelor's degree in a human services field
and two years experience working with chil-
dren with serious emotional disturbances or
substance abuse problems. Computer
skills.
Send resumes to: Angie Leide, EYA, 100 N.
Starcrest Dr., Clearwater, FL 33765; FAX:
727-442-5911; ONLINE: www.eckerd.org





The GEO Group, Inc.

LPN
RN
CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
The GEO Group, Inc., a worldwide leader
in privatized corrections, offers challenging
and exciting opportunities.
Full benefits available.
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
Fax 863-946-3437
EOE M/F/V/H



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.


> Senior Connections Hiring .
CASE AIDE & OUTREACH POSITIONS
Need in busy office. Full-time with benefits.
Driver needed on-call mornings only for elder
dining site in Buckhead Ridge near Okeecho-
bee. On-call personal care aides needed @
all locations in Hendry & Glades Counties.
Applications accepted @ Senior Connec-
tions of SW FL, Inc., offices M-F, 8-5. In La-
Belle, @ 475 E. Cowboy Way, (675-1446) in
Clewiston @ 1200 W.C. Owen, (983-7088)
or in Moore Haven @ 501 First Street NW
(946-1821) We are an E.O.E.

All positions open until filled.



BOOKKEEPER,
Full time position for busy ag. office,
must be experienced in computerized P/R,
A/P & Excel. Strong accounting background
S& attn. for detail. Fax resume w/salary req.
S to 863-983-5116.



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Servino the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Employment
Full Time 205


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Full Time


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BENEFITS for Full Time employees!
Health, Dental, and Disability Income Insurance
in addition to 26 Paid Days Off per year and an
excellent Retirement Plan! All positions require
reliable transportation, current auto insurance
and FL driver's license
Fax resume to:
Hope Hospice Human Resources
(Fax)239-656-5276 or
Complete an application at our Hope
Hospice Clewiston office:
100 W.C. Owen Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
Local Interviews Available
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UNITED STATES SUGAR CO.

Servers ... Dishwasher -
Bus Person ... Cooks .

We offer GREAT PAY Li
AND BENEFITS.
If interested in the following positions,
please apply at our Employment Office lo-
cated on W.C. Owen Avenue in Clewiston
between the hours of 8:00-5:00 on Mon-
day-Friday.


APPRAISAL POSITION
Experience preferred. Exp. ,with MS
Word & Excel. Full time with bene-
fits, located in LaBelle. Applications
available in LaBelle office. Position
open until filled.
Hendry County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1840
LaBelle, FL 33975-1840
863-675-5270
EOE/DFSFWP



CITY OF CLEWISTON
Immediate Opening
Police Dispatcher
High School Diploma or GED required.
Position requires working
shift work, weekends, & Holidays,
This is a-full time position..with benefits package.
Job description & applications are available
@ City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey,
Human Resources,
115 W. Ventura Ave.
Position is open till filled.
EOE/DFWP.



FILE CLERK/RECEPTIONIST
Needed Immediately
Everglades Farm Equipment
in Belle Glade, FL.
NEEDED: Mature individual that is motivated and can
work without supervision. Duties included, but are not
limited to Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable,
Sales Dept., Filing, Telephone Communications and
Preparing Statements. Must be dependable and pos-
sess some previous clerical experience.
HOURS: 7:30 am. to 5:00 p.m. daily w/1 hour lunch.
Please call 561-996-6531
Ask for Brian.


RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE LENDER
Must be proficient in sales & customer service
with attention to profitability.
Excellent compensation package incl.
medical dental,life, disability insurance & 401k.
Commission based unlimited income potential !
Please mail, fax or Email resume to:
T.Cline, Big Lake National Bank,
107 SW 17st., Suite B,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Fax: 863-467-6166
Email:tcline@biglakenationalbank.com
Drug Free Workplace EOE


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Action Business
Corporation
A FRANCHISEE OF

CHICKEN & BISCUITS
is now hiring
Management positions
for our
Clewiston location.
Benefits include:
Life, Health,
Dental & 401k
Fax resumes to:
56,1-992-4165


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4 STRUCTURAL STEEL CO. SEEKS: P
EXPERIENCED
IRON WORKERS &
SHOP WELDERS.
Suncoast Industries of Florida
6133 Idlewild St., Fort Myers, FL
Call For Personal Interview
o 239-936-7887
Drug Test Required.



HEAL THFLORIDA
Medical center in LaBelle/Clewiston
seeks FT/PT, Doctors, PA, NP, RN,
LPN, MA, x-ray techs, diag. test
techs & receptionist. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or email to
healthflorida(earthlink.net


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" THERAPEDIX

Outpatient rehab seeks FT/PT
RPT, PTA, OTR, COTA, CRT,
aides, MSW. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or e-mail to
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To apply: Fax resumes to(83)983.7537,

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

SWest Sugarland HighwayClewiston FL, 334.



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


Job
In or iain 15


LABOR (4> FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn) $
(863) 902-94E 94A


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WELDER NEEDED
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Needed Door Knockers
Salary + Bonus Will Train
863-467-9484.

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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tay Preparation 315



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well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
3464 #802428.


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for $9,995. (800)814-
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US: We will not be under-
sold!.

MYSTERY SHOPPERS
Wanted: National market
research company
seeks individuals to
evaluate service at
local establishments.
Apply at:
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Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income
& rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025


Ask About
Friends of Animals
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W. Venurn Ave Cfewiston, FL 33440
.40 s -8 -s 3 s 1-


$$$$$ Weekly Use eBay to
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perience Required Call On-
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(800)940-4948 Ext.
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Mortgages, Refinance or
Purchase. No money
down. No Income, low
rates. All credit consid-
ered. (higher rates may
apply) No mobile homes.
(888)874-4829 or
www.AccentCapital.com
Licensed Correspondent
Lender.



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


Services




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



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ARtentasJ

Ph (561l)996-4524
7..: (561 ()96-9066
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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office 1863)465-1124


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
77.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL






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


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



NEW SELF STORAGE
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15,
10x30, 12x30, 15x25. Full
electric, secure on Com-
mereio St. 350 ft. from
Clewiston Police Dept.
863-983-6663, 983-2808
after hrs 983-8979


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


Merchandise I

II-

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & MagazinesES5
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. 'Rugs 550'
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins.,Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Li nens Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment '
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





MICROWAVE, $20
(863)467-6088


MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
$45 (863)983-1848

REFRIGERATOR
Runs good.
$50. (863)946-6605.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 18.2
cubic ft. with ice maker.
Good cond. $90.
(863)763-3186.


BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.


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PART-TIME HELP NEEDED




Part-ime Proof Reader/News Clerk wanted for te Clewiston News office,


n( il flB No experience necessary, however, consideration will be given to the appli-
cant who has some news experience, writing experience, digital photography

H ,," R o-. pO ,AL knf ow-how, an or is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word
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R-ome Health

0.R. Staff Nurse

Respir-atary ThevEpiu.

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Dietary .Aide/RejjeF Ccok

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Phone: 863.902.3079 or Fax roeoore to. 863-993,0805
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To apply: Fa resumes to (83)83.7537

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

M West Sugarland HighwayClewifston FL, 33I4



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





FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


Employment
Full Time


ANTIQUE CHINA
CABINET
asking $300
(863)983-8973
BABY SWING Battery
powered. Swing 3
different ways. $35.
(863)447-0965.
BEDS (2) Twin,
California Style w/frames.
$200 for both Will sep. 863-
447-0965/357-2816
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Ad-
just.twin bed w/ortho
matt. Ele. $500
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.
DINETTE SET
w/4 matching stools,
butcher block top, $85.
(863)763-3535.
DR SUITE- solid wood, ta-
ble, 6 chairs, leaf, lighted
china cabinet, $600.
(863)697-1991.
DR TABLE W/4 CHAIRS-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
(863)357-2233.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
Large, Solid wood. Like
new. Pd. $1200. Asking
$350 863-946-3916
HEAD BOARD
Full size, good
condition. $35.
(863)946-1083.


Employment
Full Time


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60
to 100 x 200. Example: 50
x 100x 12 = $3.60 sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



DROP CEILING TILE- (45)
2'x4', contractor quality.
white, $50. (863)763-
4514.
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
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WOVEN CHICKEN WIRE
$35.
(863)946-6605.



CARPET & PAD
For 4 Rooms, Light beige,
Very nice. $250
(863)946-3916


DRESS CLOTHES- for office
work, ladies, size 11/12.
$20 for all, (863)824-
8749.


MARLBORO DENIM
JEAN JACKET
with leather collar, original,
size large, new, $100.
(863)467-0627.
SCRUBS- medium and
large, shirts and pants,
$10 for all. (863)824-
8749.



LAPTOP MAC book 12" G3
256ram, 10gbHD airport
.CDRW 64mb Rio500 MP3,
$300. 863-677-0459.

Furnitum $10'


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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 lum-
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
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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,
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Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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A HOPE HOSPICE Fulltime reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and lades Counties

RN's Full Time The successful applicant must be a selfmotivated individual with strong
PATIENT HOME VISITS IN ormational s, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of
HENRY & GLADES COUNTIES
RURAL A BLREA di l i helpfulBENEFITS, Duties will include the coverage of government

Flexible Scheduling Daytime Hours c ratin .
Monday through Friday, some weekends meeting n counties, fulfillngasslgnments ontlm ci communi-
Must have Florida RN License a c ti me,
HOPE HOSPICE PAYS FOR ALL INSURANCE tycontacts, d enterprlisig ,etures,


ROYALS EXECUTIVE OFFICES

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE POSITION
FAST PACED ENVIRONMENT
FAX RESUME TO ;
561-992-4478
OR CALL 561-996-6581


KITCHEN TABLE,
w/6 chairs. Gbod condition.
$100 (863)467-6088


LOVE SEAT SOFA BED
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.
(863)357-1430.

QU. Mattress/Foundation
Serta Perfect Sleeper, Very
'Firm. used 12 times. Deal
@ $450 (863)673-2661



SGOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.

GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123

GOLF CLUBS
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.



EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.
(863)763-4491.


STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,
(863)763-4491.


FUEL TANK 2000 Gal.
Double wall. Wielded
saddles. Like new $2500.
(239)695-2724.



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http://www2.newszap.com/
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classad@newszap.com

ELECTRIC CART
3 wheels. Retail $1695.
3 mo old $975.
(863)675-2596


Earmark Hearing, Okee,
Standard Hearing Aids
from 2 for $699.00. Call
(863)763-4334 for Appt.

Earn Degree Online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121- ,
www.tidewatertechonline-
.com.

ELEC. TYPEWRITER- Royal
Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
(863)357-2233.

FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM includes stan-
dard installation: 2
MONTHS FREE 50+ Pre-
mium Channels. Access to
over 225 channels! Limit-
ed time offer. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.

HOOKED ON PHONICS
Good condition
$200. Firm
(863)357-7852.


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BASE FIDDLE, Stand Up,
acoustic w/deluxe padded
case, deluxe stand & bow.
$950 (863)675-2596



GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.
PIANO, UPRIGHT,
Good condition. $150 or
best offer. (863)675-3306




PRINTER
Epson 925, With
cartridges. Works perfectly.
$75. (863)467-2614.
SCANNER
Epson Perfection 3170
Works Perfectly. $100.
(863)467-2614.



BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424
Chocolate Lab Puppies
8 wks. old
$500
(863)612-4847
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
QUARTER HORSE, Reg. 4
yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692
** ** *

JACK RUSSEL- 6 12 0mos
old, all white, spotted
brown, very cute, $250
(863)697-1645.
MINIATURE GERMAN
SCHNAUSER 4 months
old illness forces the sale
$300 (863)634-5914
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
PITT BULL PUPPIES
Ready to go on 03/11/05
Parents on premises. Red
/Blue $200 863-634-4483.
TAN DOVES- (8), 2 barely
old enough to eat on their
own, 6 good breeding
stock, make good pets ,
$80 will sep. (863)675-
6214.
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.
YORKIPOO MALE PUP- ap-
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.



FILTER New Hayward Vari-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35
(863)763-2692



STEREO SPEAKERS Pair
of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.



SONY, 57", High DefIni-
tion, 2003, Model
KP57WS510, $1500.
(863)673-0139


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call

561-993-1160


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

I WANT TO BUY- Big Lake
National Bank Stock, will
pay top dollar, contact
(863)610-0965.

MOBILE HOME/CAMPER
WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with Fl/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339

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


Agriculture



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



Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.




RIDING MOWER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.

WHEEL BARREL, Large,
Fiberglass. $20
(863)983-1848

WHEELBARROW, Large,
Fiberglass. $20
(863)983-1848



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



STAGHORN FERN- extra
large, buyer must move,
$200 or best offer.
(863)983-8976.


Rentals RENT

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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.
EFFIECENTY APARTMENT
Available.
Call 863-227-6155 or
863-946-0004.




MEDICAL OFFICE
SPACE For lease,
Approximately 1200sf
Close To Hospital
& next to
Social Security office.


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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


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




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


SHARE HOUSE- Furnished,
full house privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.


Real Estate



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 Propertyl 080


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


KING 4 HORSE TRAILER
40'L, Tach, saddle, bed,
dressing rooms & storage
area $2500 863-824-6720.



ARGENTINA, Goose, Duck,
Dove, Perdiz, Pigeon, Big
Game, Trout Fishing, Bo-
livia, Uruguay, Dove, Pi-
geon, Fishing. Best bang
for the $ in the world. Sea-
son April-August 2005.
Weekdays (314)209-9800
Evenings (31'4)293-0610.




Grand Opening Land Sale!
FLORIDA 10+ ACRES
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
cluded, yet close to 1-95 &
coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379.


14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514


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
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.

COASTAL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. Phase I sold out. Now
offering new homesites in
Phase II at Shine Landing,
a gated waterfront com-
munity. Be a proud owner
in this upscale community
with boating access to the
Neuse River, Pamlico
Sound and Atlantic Ocean,
plus clubhouse, fitness
center, tennis, swimming
pool and private marina.
Homesites as low as
$29,900. Financing availa-
ble. Coastal Marketing &
Development Company,
New Bern, NC (800)566-
5263,
www.shinelanding.com.

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.
9QQ1

FREE LAND LIST- NC
MOUNTAINS- Custom
built log homes, river
frontage and beautiful se-
cluded land off Blue Ridge
Parkway. Call now.
(800)455-1981, ext. 133.


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. 609. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


LAND WANTED Land In-
vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
ricultural lands. Must have
road frontage or good ac-
cess. Cash buyer with
quick closings. Call
(877)426-2636 or e-mail:
landyetiveg@aol.com.

NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$24,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great
access. 100% Financing.
Call (877)822-LAND!


NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax.' Call for details, MLC
(866)920-5263. '

Savor Breathtaking Moun-
tain Views & Golf Living at
Cherokee Valley, a premier
mountain golf community
set amid PB Dye designed
18 hole course in Carolina
Mtns. A sanctioned Golf
Digest Teaching Facility
too! Impeccable mtn view
homesites from $59,900.
Financing, Call (866)334-
3253 x822
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om.


WE DO RENTALS! Southern
Vermont's rental center.
Mount Snow, West Dover,
Vermont. By week/
weekend/month or sea-
son! Includes recreational/
cultural activities. We offer
hillside condos, town
houses, chalets, (large/
small homes.) Mountain
Resort Rentals, P.O.- BOX
1804, West Dover, Ver-
mont 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.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
m.




WATERFRONT PROPERTY
Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252



MOBILE WORKSHOP


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


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



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


HANDY MAN SPECIAL '93
Fleetwood 14'x 50' 2BR,
1BA,(863)675-6651 Call
after 6pm or leave msg.


LOT W/MOBILE HOME
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat
fenced yard w/w carpet
$80,000 (863)983-7457



CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

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



2) Super Buy
Tropical #228
DW, 3/2, Lg.

Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900


3)New
Land & Home
Packages in
Sunshine Lake
Estates
NowAvailable


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L oop 3






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2160 W. Hwy.27 Clewston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
C Hampion
i HOME BUILDERS CO.



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


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

PARK MODEL 40' 93'
In Aqua Isles full in-
closed Fl. rm. w/
jalousie & work area
w/shed move in cond.





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


Trailer, '93, 33 ft., w/Fla.
room & bedroom addition,
carport for boat storage,
nice landscaping, located
in Fisheating Bay Condo in
Lakeport, You own your
own lot, w/clubhouse,
heated pool, boat ramp w/
Lake Okeechobee access.
Great Park! Only $35,000
863-946-3718
859-391-8733


YELLOW STONE 30'
Mobile. Fl/room, Water front
$5800 .(865)924-9228
Gra ak barai trom your-k-k*


(863)612-0258.



WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567


CHEVo '8, W onLon


CHEVY '83, % ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000.
(863)634-0936.
CHEVY BLAZER 79'
engine needs work
$900
(863)673-2350


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BEDLINER- for New '05
Dodge Ram, $100.
(863)467-9077.

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Recreation



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


BOAT COVER
Waterproof fits up to
22' boat. $75
(863)824-0455
DECK BOAT, '92
26ft, with trailer, $7000
(863)675-4691

JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com


PONTOON OA, 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

PONTOON Sweetwater, 20'
45hp, With trailer $5000.
863-467-7136 or
Cell 515-321-8338.
STARCRAFT DEEP V 15'
w/trlr, Evinrude 48 hp, trol-
ling, extras, cover, 2 new
batt. $2000 863-824-0048


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.


NATION'S #1 SELLING RV
BRANDS-Florida's Moto-
rHome & Towable Head-
Suarters. Great Service-
air Prices. Giant Recrea-
tion World. *Melbourne-
800o)700-1021.
Orlando- (800)654-8475
*Daytona- (800)893-
255255.
www.grwrv.com.
RIVERFRONT in Meadow
Lark Campground, 35 ft
trailer, 10x30 rm. addition,
car port & shed. Boat dock-
age avail. 863-675-3474
-- -** *




AIRBOAT HULL- Thurman
Aluminum, 7'x11', w/trlr
and fuel cell, $1200 neg.
(863)612-9891.
BOAT TRAILER
New wheel jack, New tires,
carpet lift runners. $300.
(863)357-4604.
PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.


WILDWOOD LITE, '00- 21ft,
very good condition,
$7000. (863)983-8602.



Automobiles



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


FORD GRANADA '82,
needs battery & tires.
reliable. Clean title.
$200. Firm (863)805-8789
JEEP CHEROKEE, '91- need
work, $500 or best offer.
(863)467-6122.

MERC TOPAZ '90, For
parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul.
(863)983-4154.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
TOYOTA COROLLA LE '01
Under 50K mIs. Exc. cond.
Loaded, All pwr. 1 Owner.
$10,000. 863-675-1376
TOYOTA CORONA
'69, Runs, Needs some
TLC. $500. Or best offer.
(863)946-0992.
TOYOTA PREVIA, '93-as is,
$1000 or best offer.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 04-885-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
Plaintiff
vs.
HERBERT L. DAVIS, A/K/A
HERBERT A. DAVIS, ET AL
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 '
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to the Summary Final Judgement in
* Foreclosure dated February 28th,
2005, and entered in Case No. 04-
885-CA of the Circuit Court of the
20th Judicial Circuit in and for
HENDRY County, Florida, wherein
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION F/K/A FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK is Plaintiff and
HERBERT L. DAVIS, AK/A HER-
BERT A. DAVIS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HERBERT L. DAVIS N
K/A HERBERT A. DAVIS; JUANITA
DANIELS AS THE JOHN DOE, OR
ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSES-
SION; H.L. BENNETT; HOMESTAR
MORTGAGE LENDING CORPORA-
TION; BENNIE L. HALL, JR.; all un-
known parties claiming by,
through, under or against the
named Defendant(s), whether liv-
ing or not, and whether said un-
known parties claims as heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assignees, lien-
ors, creditors, trustees, or in any
other capacity, claiming by,
through under or against the
named Defendant(s) are the Defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the 2ND
FLOOR IN THE HALLWAY OF THE
COURTHOUSE, of the HENDRY
County Courthouse, in HENDRY
County, Flodda, at 11:00, on the
30th day of March, 2005, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Order or Final Judge-
ment, to wit:
LOT 11, THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 12,
WEST 1/2 OF LOT 13, AND LOT
14, BLOCK C, SUNSENT PARK
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGES (S) 1, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Street Address:
821 Seminole Avenue
LaBelle, Florida 33935
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of the Court this 2nd
day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER
As /S/ Hammond
559230 CGS 3/1017
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005-034-CP
IN RE: Estate of
MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Summary Administration has
been entered in the estate of Mary
Elizabeth Williams, deceased, File
No: 2005-034-CP, by the Circuit
Court for Hendry County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle,
Florida 33975; that the decedent's
date of death was August 5,1999;
that the total value of the estate is
$50,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
Name: Address
Minnie Williams
3004 W. Briarwood Circle
LaBelle, Florida 33935
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the de-
cedent 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
Administration must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA 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.
SThe date of first publication 'of this
Notice is March 0, 2005.
Alison C. Husaey
Florida Bar No.0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Minnie Williams
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Tele hone: 863-675-5800
Fax No.: 863-675-4998
Minnie Williams
3004 W. Briarwnood Circle
LaBelle, FL 33935
559083 CGS 3/10,17/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given
that Ferguson Towing will
sell at public Auction, free
from all prior liens, the fol-
lowing vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with
charges unpaid, pursuant to
Florida statutes 713.78, to
th highest bidder at 12065
Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on March 14, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1995 Ford Grn 2-Door
1FALP4044SF121994
1992 Ford Unknown
2FACP75W7NX206462


1G1BL5476LA131641
1986 Chevrolet BIk 2-Door
1G1YY0788G5122165
1981 Chevrolet Red Pickup
CDC14G7BJ161822
1986 Toyota Blu 2-D0or
JT2ST64CXG7076584
557316 CGS 3/3,10/05



CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.

CHEVY SURBAN, 1982
1 owner, good condition,
$2,500.
Call 863-675-4317.

JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT
Auto, Loaded, 94k, Exc
cond. $7,750. Firm Bill
(863)467-4663/467-0169

JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
Camo paint job
runs & looks good
$1000.(863)673-0920


"In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice.n If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771 or 1-800-955-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
558312 CGS 3/10,17/05

BID SOLICITATION NOTICE
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Bartow, Florida
February 22, 2005
Advertisement No. 2
CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time) on
Thursday, March 24, 2005Si'h'te'District Office, State of Rorida Depart-
ment of Transportaon, 801 NorthBroadwayAve., Barow, Florida 33830
for the following work. Bids received will be opened and publicly read
aloud in the Planning Multi-Purpose Conference Room. Sealed bids may
be mailed and must be received prior to bid opening to State of Forida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Atfn: District
than $250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-
gualiied as required by Florida Statute 337.14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-

PLEASE CHECK THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONS FOR
SUBMISSION OF DBE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN.
---NOTE--
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 P.M. (Bartow Local Time)
on Wednesday, March 23,2005. Plan holders list will not be issued after
5:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2005.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS: YOU MAY OBTAIN PLANS, SPECIAL PROVISIONS
AND/OR BID DOCUMENTS BY FAXING A FAX ORDER FORM TO (863)
534-7172. THIS FORM MAY BE DOWNLOADED AT
WWW DOT.STATE FL.US/CONTRACTSADMINISTRATIONDISTRICT1
FIRST TIME BIDDERS MUST ATTEND AN ORIENTATION MEETING IN
ORDER TO RECEIVE BID DOCUMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
ONLY. YOU MUST INDICATE ON THE FAX ORDER FORM OF YOUR IN-
TENT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING. NEW BIDDERS ORIENTATION MEET-
ING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2005 AT 2:00
P.M. FOR TECHNICAL QUESTIONS REGARDING SPECIFICATIONS OR
PAY ITEMS, CONTACT THE PROJECT MANAGER LISTED.
CONTRACT NO. E1E75) (THIS IS A REBID OF E1E58) COUNTY HEND-
Y: (DS FUNDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 412013-1-52-01; Improve-
ments consists of drainage improvements on State Road 29 (Bridge St
from a point north of SR 80 northerdyO.076 miles to a point north of SR
80 northeasterly 0.076 miles to a point east of SR 29, In Labelle. (Approx
75 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: SHARON HEDRICK
(863) 519-2382. BUDGET AMOUNT $140,000. NOTE: THERE IS NO
CHARGE FOR PLANS AND SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E76-RO) COUNTIES GLADES & HENRY: (D
NDS): FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 418585-1-72-01 & 418584-1-72-01;
Work consists of mechanical sweeping of Primary Roads. (Approx 365
Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSON 863)
674-4027. BUDGET AMOUNT $25,000.00. NOTE: THERE IS NO
CHARGE FOR SPECS.
(CONTRACT NO. E1E77) COUNTIES GLADES & HENRY: (D FUNDS):
FINANCIAL PROJECT NO 418586-1-72-01 & 418587-1-72-01; Work
consists of TV viewing and desifting of pipes. (Approx 365 Calendar
Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER: JOHN ANDERSN (863) 674-4027.
BUDGET AMOUNT $200,000.00. NOTE: THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR
SPECS.
Orders for these documents should be directed to the District Con-
tracts Administrator, District Contracts Office, Mail Station 1-18, Florida
Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway, Bartow, Forida
33830, or PO Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831, Phone: (863) 519-2559.
Checks should be made payable to the State of Florida Department of
Transportation. No refund will be made. The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids.
Cheryl Sanchious
Distinct Contracts Administrator
555590 CGS 3/3,10/05


CHEVY MOTOR, 350, 4 volt ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
main, 4 barrel carburetor, new, 10 hsp, fits John
runs good, $600. Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
(863)675-1862 $900. (863)692-2229.




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PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that The Hendry County
School Board's approved 2004-05 Student
Progression Plan is available on-line at the fol-
lowing internet address:

Student Progression Plan
http://www.hendry-
schools.org/education/sctemp/
646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
04-05
Student Progression P.pdf

AlP Math Criteria Matrix
http://hendry-
schools.org/education/sctemp/
646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
AlP Math
Criteria Matrix.pdf

AIP Reading Criteria Matrix
http://hendrv-
schools.org/education/sctemps/
646f83624c86d40ed9e56227bb5eabda/
AIP Read
Criteria Matrix.pdf

Persons that do not have internet access can
review this document at the Assistant Super-
intendents' Office, 25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
(Hendry County Courthouse, 2nd Floor), La-
Belle, FL 33935
557233 CB/CGS 3/10/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION
BANK ONE, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE IF CENTEX HOME
EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2000-8 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 04-CA-82
JOSEPH M. CARRAN; DICK WASIL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; GLADES REALTY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY'EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS(S)JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of
Glades County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Glades County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 27, A REPLAT OF A PORTION OF BUCKHEAD RIDGE PARK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FL.
A/K/A 27 ELM STREET, BUCKHEAD RIDGE, BUCKHEAD, FLORIDA
34974.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the south en-
trance of the courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, FI 33471, at
11:00 a.m. on the 24th day-of March 2005.
Dated this 1st day of March, 2005.


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


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



ATTENTION INVESTORS:'
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call
now for, best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
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Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


AXLES- (2) 2 1/2 ton GMC
Military, asking $1200.
(863)612-9891.'


THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, Fl 33619-1328


CLELK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Luan
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863677-1010


)pahlosaa @5$I10K


Xf 14 Brand New Homes tobe
built on Texas Aw, 31xl/2ba, CBS,
1,673 sq. ft., Special Financing pkges
available S129.9K These will' o
fistL!!!
Sky Valley of Clewiston
2 milesjust outside of
town, Deed Restricted
Development, 10 acre
lake, 82 lots (a3to&k2me
Starting in the $40k's,
Palms Development Inc.,
Beverly Hills C.A.
Only $5 k to reserve
vours todnfl


F' Glenn
3 Smith

863-983-3508

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lakePort 34 acres!! Fenced/cross-
tfenced. 2 a v oak tree nursery. Too
much equipment to ILst. Rare frind .'
$20K per are


Investos1 6 duplx-'es in Moore Haven.
CBS ca ruactioon, roofs replaced in '04,
1tMY, omipancvl. Hunm! $375K
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Close to elementary and high
schools. 79).9K


Ter
Rangel


J n 863-228-1142

Seuninole lranr 3 2. Iar, upy-.l'
Sl tnri a Itr %i'. % rruirS.t J E i'..
Deal Fell Tough last Chance Don't
Miss Ota '97 Mobile home w/ 4/2.
on 1.25 acres. in Montura ranch
Estates 969K
RHediAtl 4 Business OppxrtunitV!
Restaurant, Bar, & FFE. Great
location on'HWY 27 .5209.9K


New Listing! Northside 3bd/2ba

18t.5K
Minutes away from schools! 3/2
Seminole Manor 151i2 sq ft '4
SW.9K
New Listing 3/2 1982 MH on
2.28 ACRES. Bring your horses \w
1-'ni 'i.' land. $S125K
NewV liJsting 3/2 MH 1995 Gie.'at
Corner tot minutes from local
schools. Very nice ready to move
in. 584.9hK
Montira Lots 125 to 2.5 Acres
Get them while you can! Can to
inquire


Maribel
Gonzalez
561-722-7347 ,
561.722-7347


Love the Water? Then you'll love
to owm a .23 acre lot on a private
lake for S15K Only a few left.
Deal Fell Thru! Attention Hunters
& Fishermen: I itl hi1w for a week-
end retreat ihl, 1. if' i/l w/shed
on 1.22 acres and carport #
579.9K
New Listing! Lakeport
2bd/2ba dblwide on .25
acres. Huge deck & screened
porch. lust bring your tooth-
brush! $89.9K
New listing! Don't miss out on
this brand new 3/.I. frame home
in Montura Ranch Estaes, Choose
,our flooring, appliances, and
gt fixtures. Ready in March
onl' $133.3k
New Ustlvl tfn itrrl Estates
3/2/'2 ',,rJn , f'i lyr old.
Th'is .,inr x A L, 9A


NMHYC 3bd/2ba. Fully furnished.
Attached Workshop w/Complete
AC. Includes clubhouse and pool
accessibility. Block away from
river' A $143,000.00
Twin lakes BMvd 3bd/2ba MH.
Great for fixing up, includes tool
shed, don't miss out on this
unbelievable deal! t@ $35K
New Listing! 2bd/2ba, hardwood
floors, new electrical system.
Call with Best Offer

Newl Renovated thsd 'hb.
S'iuil. WJO & irpt I liooringit. fn
pO.Nl poiul It'IL tluie .ipplian.ic.,
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DE- U iL 125K
l er r
$35K


Crescent Oak Townhomes
New 0 ,,,,;t' l! 1,,1,
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mnlrtmin hl n in Monu Lots 1 2.53 acres Starting
l.,Jl y d.lNi '..i"" al 2-,k
partiaBy fumishecd, Fen doors to Look No Further We have
wt xrNmvow O*1.1 waterfront property in Moore
New ItisngI MH in MIRE al' S7iK, Haven on the Caloosahatchee
iI hc In'igo.h..i N, r .;A/C, paved River for S155K
rI,.J fr 'n d. I .-- rdes
bnesg Nor! L.25Am-, E 3 K 1 NeL 1is ~ 1l lar. newly
BYgyr(asbhi/2Momn,.Ran1h gi"'. I U, il location
What ABelmy 3/2 (RS ineowith 1 0,iI f soLunl a.lnd?
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fist bar, s o ed tnc neborhloodc$S2499Wk Cov.it _lll Ii;'i, ir ir hr
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lyt n'lWanting to Buy or Sell
Call Us

561-261-3444 We want Your uListings!!

1.3 acres Moore tmia'ti, tum The only REAL MLS in
Geo at^ofishm mm Wet oClewiston. Ask Us
Z5 acres 2bd/2ba home remod- Today!
ded, lxple bam, cul de sac in Moore
Haven 1.60K
B e a mnity hmie anl shop
2,37Aaics with wiRd and pasture.
GW moutft"'to!$325k


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Rhdused to 24.500
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$225 000

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o" Dryt $1.3000 Montura ^i2mfs tract
4BlAf PENDIG,o0O Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3 5803 $28,000
S3BAJ PE3NDI'50 w/ mobile home. 3 lots only Montura .-y'ws tract
4BR, 3BA $345,000 $106,000 5371, 539"-' $59,995
3BR. 2BA Northside 9 Commercial Lots on US Pioneer Isl $30,000
New Listing, BR IA,27 with Building $400,000 1.09 acres 466 Camino
garm- Real Blvd. Montura Ranch
s^t)h. 0 5 7 r.ily $29,900
Moore Haven Yacht Club_ 000 1.25 acres 385 S. Utopia
Lot w/ trees $26,500 8 Lots Zoned Ri-B Montura Ranch $34.500
3BR. 2Ba,Ridgdill $67,500 $250,000 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
10 Lots Zoned Commercial Citrus $94,900
$300,000
MONTtIRA Comm c building
5SAZAeENDIN0 ,000 Corner WW wens &
4BR,2BA,3-34ac. $169,000 MargaWI J 9 sq. ft.
1 c:"Cca $129,000
Harlem Bar Great
Business Opporlunity
Call for Details

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asphalt shingles, septic system, well & pump

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Your Realtor for
Western Communities

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,561-795-8533 or 561-996-5623,



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General Contractor

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(863)441-4202


(863)465-1371


License #CGCOO61855


TIRES & RIMS 4,'04-'05,
6 lugs, Michelan
255/65/R17 $700
863-357-4604.


Chevy 150 Pickup, '89,
new V8 motor, trans, radi-
ator, front end parts, tires,
a/c, $2500 neg.
(863)763-3679 aft 6.

CHEVY PICKUP, '84,%/4 ton,
4 wheel drive, 6.2 diesel,
runs & works $1500.
(863)675-1862
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078

Ford F250, '85, 6.9, Diesel,
4x4, new motor, transmis-
sion & brakes, 800 watt
stereo system, $3000
neg. (863)763-3679


FORD RANGER '95
5spd. good cond. $2500
(863)357-3413

FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs
tires & battery. $750/best
offer. 863-983-1865


LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March 21 at 8:00

a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1998 Ford Windstar
VIN #2FMZA5142WBD24329
1991 Mazda 40r
VIN #JM1BG2265M0229832
1984 Buick 4Dr
VIN #1G4AL19ROG64869
559060 CGS 3/10/05


FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs tire
& battery. $750/best offer.
863-983-1865
How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.


NOTICE
AUCTION
Friday, March 11, 2005
9:00 a.m.
1233 NW Avenue L
Belle Glade, FL
Property of Tamica McRae
Living room set, chest of drawers,
stereo with speakers, misc. items.
Property of Iris Walker
Sofa, framed prints, chandelier,
artificial plants.
Property of Dainlka Ashley
Kid's headboard, artificial plant.
557425 CGS 3/3.10/05


Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Hobble Roland
You are hereby notified that the prop-
erty stored by you with Randy
Coyle & Rena Blissett, Unit #8 lo-
cated at 1801 Red Road, Clewis-
ton, FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and miscel-
laneous items and will be sold to
the highest bidder for cash at the
above address on March 11th,
2005 at 11:00 a.m., along with the
advertising costs in the amount of
$148.87 plus $34.72. We reserve
the right to refuse any and all
bids.
556265 CGS 3/3.10/05


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


NOTICE OF MEETING
GERBER GROVES WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
The annual meeting of the landown-
ers of Gerber Groves Water Control
District will be held at 10:00 a.m.
on Friday, March 25, 2005 in the
meeting room of the Hendry
County Extension Office, Labelle,
Florida. A meeting of the Board of
Supervisors will be held immedi-
ately after the landowners' meet-
ing.
The purpose of the meeting is to elect
a board member, approve a budget
for fiscal year 2005/06 and con-
duct other business as necessary.
Bryan Beer, Chairman
559192 CGS 3/10,17/05

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


PUBLIC SALE *
Notice is hereby given that on March
19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, 1025 Com-
merce Drive, LaBelle, FL, (863)
675-1025, the undersigned, FORT
KNOX SELF STORAGE, will sell at
Public Sale by competitive bidding
the personal property heretofore
stored with the undersigned by:
Alan Jumper, 613
Sofa, chairs, coffee table,
large rug and misc. items.
William G. Robinson, L-33
Pot belly stove, misc. items
Armandina Flores, M-1
Misc. items
558063 CGS 3/10 17/05
When doing those chores
is doing you in, It's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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