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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 17, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, March 17, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 No. 41


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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 the door or get your
advance tickets by calling
(561) 914-0877.
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 jthe 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.
Gospel play
planned
Brenda Washington-Hick-
man/Tru Management is host-
ing a Gospel play production
on Sunday, March 18, at 7
p.m., at the Dolly Hand Arts
Cultural Center in Belle Glade.
Come see the Glades very
own Brenda Washington-
Hickman (writer and produc-
er) in "Lukreshia's Closet."

See Spots Page 11

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Index
Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion .............4
See Page4forinformation about
how to contact the newspaper.




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New hospital confirmation


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE In demon-
strating the need to move for-
ward with the construction of a
replacement hospital facility for
Glades General, the Palm Beach
County Health Care District
Board approved a $30 million
designation for the project.
The move comes months
before the expected conclusion
of a master plan for the hospital,
which many believe will support
the idea of the construction of a


new hospital.
Though $30 million will not
fully cover the cost of building
the new facility early estimates
are twice the figure the district
hopes to seek other funding
sources while awaiting the final
cost estimate with the conclu-
sion of the master plan in June.
Since taking ownership of the
hospital last year the district has
been moving steadily with stabi-
lizing the operation of the current
hospital amid the departure of


the former owners of the hospi-
tal and with addressing the
need for a new facility.
Glades General Hospital Chief
Executive Officer Dan Aranda,
after being hired, also made pub-
lic his desire to have a new facili-
ty built to meet the ever-increas-
ing needs of Glades residents. In
a jbint meeting with the district
board in November of last year,
the hospital's board presented a
list of initiatives for Glades Gener-
al, which included the board's


Celebration of Champions: Gridiron champs


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
The city of Pahokee decided to reward the Pahokee Blue Devils on their successful
football season last year. The Blue Devils trampled the competition and brought home
the state title, earning them back-to-back championship bragging rights. On Saturday,
March 12, the city came out to support the team through a parade down Main St., fol-
lowed by a barbeque and get-together at the Pahokee Middle/Senior Football Stadium.


One of the team's most
vocal supporters, Coach
Don Thompson, wore his
Blue Devils jacket proud-
ly at the parade. Coach
Thompson was also cel-
ebrated himself, named
the 2005 Citizen of the
Year by the Chamber of
Commerce for his volun-
teer work with the foot-
ball team.


Longevit
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE An ordi-
nance approved by a previous
city commission has the current
commission wondering what
the intent of the ordinance was,
and city employees asking
whether or not what had been
promised to them will ever be
delivered.
The issue revolves around
an ordinance known as the
Longevity Plan for employees.
Under the terms of the ordi-
nance, all city employees of the
city are entitled to receive a
reward for each year of employ-
ment with the city.
A number of employees,
who have chosen remain
anonymous, say that the
reward was handed out to
employees in the first year fol-
lowing the adoption of the lan-
guage, but has since fallen
through.
Recently, discussion on the
issue resurfaced with a number
of letters that were distributed


The Pahokee Marching Band, having played an integral
part in keeping the Blue Devils motivated even at away
games, was on-hand Saturday to take part in the Celebra-
tion of Champions Parade. The band lined up at Martin
Luther King Park and walked along Main St. and then to
the high school along with the football players.











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Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser arrived Saturday morning to
take part in the parade honoring the town's football team.


wish to look at different aspects
of the hospital's operation in
ensuring future success. The dis-
trict board moved on the presen-
tation and approved a master
plan that would take a compre-
hensive look at the delivery of
health care in the area, as well as
explore the option of building a
new hospital.
The district hired TriBrook
Healthcare Consultants and HKS
Architects, Inc. to handle the
master plan. While the two com-


panies continue working on the
plan and continue gathering data
and input, as well as formulating
an assessment of the needs of
the area while offering input on
the possible size of the new hos-
pital and its location, the district
board has approved the designa-
tion.
According to the district's
Chief Executive Officer Dwight
Chenette, the board carefully
See Hospital Page 14


Chief calls




for new ideas


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Following the
resignation of Police Chief
Rafael Duran in Pahokee, the
acting chief, Calipto Gonzalez,
is busy keeping the city's polic-
ing afloat.
But it hasn't kept him from
seeking to improve the always
difficult task of policing the
department's far-reaching juris-
diction within Pahokee.
Less than two weeks after
his new appointment, Chief
Gonzalez is hoping to galvanize
the attention of residents -
many of whom in the past. have
complained about the lack of
officers in participating in
the two programs.
One is the Citizens on Patrol
(COP) program that, according
to the new chief hasn't been
offered in Pahokee in the past.
The idea of making use of resi-


dents who would volunteer
their time to act as an addition-
al set of eyes for the regular offi-
cers, the chief said, would
serve as a terrific complement
to the department's usual road
work.
Chief Gonzalez met with
representatives of the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office
in getting the idea off the
ground. Once he learned more
about the program and how
residents are able to offer their
services to the 'department,
Chief Gonzalez began to imple-
ment'it.
In a few short days, the sher-
iff's office offered the depart-
ment the use of two vehicles to
help the program take off.
According to the chief, resi-
dents will ride in either of the
See Chief-Page 14


Man arrested



for evasion


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A man
was arrested on the charge of
driving under the influence of
alcohol and fleeing and eluding
from a police officer recently.
According to the incident
report, the man, who was in
the possession of several bot-
tles of beer in his car, was
stopped after officers noticed
his reckless driving down the
streets of Belle Glade one night.
Officers followed the black,
four-door car as it headed west
along the 1200 block of South-
west Avenue E March 4 near
midnight.
The car was traveling at a
high rate of speed, according to


the report and its lights were
turned off. Worried that the
suspect could cause an acci-
dent easily as the roads were
slick with rain, a squad car fol-
lowed the vehicle.
Unable to maintain a single
lane of traffic, the car veered
from side to side and crossed a
red light at the intersection of
southwestt 10th Street and
Southwest Avenue E. It sped at
over 40 miles per hour in a 25
mile-per-hour speed zone.
When it almost hit another
car driving down the road, the
police activated the emergency
lights and went in pursuit of the
See Arrest -Page 14


y plan discussion


to this publication and to the
present commissioners serving
on the city board through the
same anonymous source.
The city manager directed
the city attorney to begin inves-
tigating the situation, to find out
with clear definition the param-
eters of the ordinance.
At the March 7 city commis-
sion meeting, the attorney, pro-
vided an update on the
progress.
In his update, City Attorney
Glen Torcivia said that the issue
regarding the longevity:plan
had turned out more complex
than initially thought. The
largest of the issues, which now
puts into question the actual
intent of the ordinance, centers
around a lack of documented
material to support the explana-
tion that two commissioners
have since placed forth regard-
ing the matter.
According to Mayor Steve
Wilson and Commissioner Don
Garrett, both of whom served


on the commission during the
ordinance's review and
approval, it had been the intent
of the commission to reward
employees for their loyalty by
paying, according to the ordi-
nance, as finances allowed.
Though the ordinance lan-
guage, of which the city does
have a copy, binds the city to
fulfill the terms of rewarding
employees for each year of
service, the two commissioners
say that the actual, motion
included language with the stip-
ulation that the city would carry
out the ordinance only if the city
could financially maintain the
reward from year to year.
According to the city attor-
ney, he was unable to listen to
tapes of that meeting, as they
had been disposed of already
per the retention schedule of
the records.
Commissioners eager to
address the issue and to resolve
See Plan -Page 14


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Good day for walking the dog
Saturday morning seemed like a good enough time as
any in Pahokee to go out to walk the dog. Along Main St.,
the two joined in taking in the calm weather of the day.


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


Pro Steadman Scholarship Fund Cake Auction


The Pro Steadman Scholarship
Fund was started as a community
project in honor of Mrs. Pro Stead-
man. "Pro" was the mother of five
4-H'ers, a leader for 10 years, and
was very active in all sectors of the
4-H program. She believed in the 4-
H organization and seeing it reach
its full potential for bringing fami-
lies together and keeping members
interested in worthwhile projects.


She was diagnosed with ALS (com-
monly known as Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease) in May of 1988. Throughout
her struggle with the disease, she
maintained her interest and
involvement in youth programs as
much as she physically could. She
died in December of 1992, but still
lives on in the hearts of the many
that she influenced.
Mrs. Yvonne Swindle, current


president of the Hendry County Fair
Association, came up with the idea
of starting an annual men's cake
auction at the County Fair to raise
money for a 4-H Scholarship in
honor of Pro. The idea involved
many male "celebrities" from our
local communities and required
them to bake a cake to be auc-
tioned at the Fair. The idea really
took off and with the help of many
generous cake makers and bid-


ders, as well as volunteers and fair
directors, the auction now raises
the money to provide two college
scholarships each year to worthy 4-
H members.
The male celebrity cake auction
will take place Friday, March 18, at
the Hendry County Fairgrounds
beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the enter-
tainment pavilion. Please come out
and give your support.


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Senior Connections


Services to elders
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 Connrec-
tions offices.
Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services at Senior Connec-
tions office in Moore Haven on
March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
(Must call 946-1821 to make
appointment)
Pnst disaster help


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 specially trained out-
reach worker in Clewiston on Mon-
days and Tuesdays,(983-7088) and
LaBelle Wednesday through Fri-
day(675-1446.)
Upcoming meetings
and events


Disaster funds are still available Family Caregiver Support Group
to help older adults living in Hendry meetings in March will feature dis-


cussions with an Alzheimer's dis-
ease 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
16 in LaBelle, March 23 in Clewis-
ton, 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.*NEW* 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 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 assis-
tance with everyday tasks of living
can call Liz at 983-7088 or 675-1446
for more information. Those with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering are
encouraged to call the same phone
numbers for more information on
this wonderful volunteer program
benefiting residents in

Hendry/Glades Counties.


Land purchased for Everglades restoration
The South Florida Water Man- South Reservoir arid the Cypress seller, Open Range Ranchettes, for Lucie counties to capture water
agement District Governing Board Creek/Trail Ridge Natural Storage completing this significant acquisi- from the C-23, C-24, C-25 and C-44
last week unanimously authorized and Water Quality Area. tion." (St. Lucie Canal) canals. Collective-
the acquisition of approximately "The District's steadfast corn- The Indian River Lagoon South ly, these reservoirs will provide
1,245 acres in St. Lucie County for mitment to continue the momen- Restoration Project is part of the $8 storage for billions of gallons of
$20.5 million 14 percent less tum to move forward with critical billion Comprehensive Everglades water, greatly reducing the need to
than the appraised value for two land purchases for Everglades Restoration Plan, a joint state-fed- send large volumes of fresh water
Indian River Lagoon South restoration is demonstrated once eral effort to restore and revitalize caused by stormwater runoff to the
Restoration Project components: again in acquiring this property," the greater Everglades ecosystem. brackish lagoon through the C-23,
The land will be used in conjunc- said Governing Board Member The C-23/24 South Reservoir is 24, 25 and 44 canals. The C-44 (St.
tion with other properties acquired Lennart E. Lindahl. "I commend one of four above-ground reser- Lucie Canal) Reservoir is one of the
for construction of the C-23/24 our real estate staff and thank the voirs planned in Martin and St. eight Everglades restoration proj-


Obituaries


John Lowell Boyer
John Lowell Boyer (COW-
BOY), 87, died at his home on
March 11, 2005. He was born at
home in Johnson City Illinois May
6, 1917 to the late Horace Shep-
pard and Lena Lowe (McAnally)
Boyer. He attended giade and
high school in Johnson City. In
May of 1957 he married Kathleen
(Kitty) Arnold. He held various
jobs, including coalminer at the
old fBen #14. in Coella, Illinois,
head electrician for the first five
buildings at
Rend Lake Col- "
lege in South-
ern Illinois and
deputy sheriff
for the state of
California. In
1970 he and
his family
moved onto .
the Girl Scout e
Camp (Camp John Lowell
Cedar Point) in Boyer
Makanda, Illi-
nois where John did all the main-
tenance work. At the same time,
he was Transportation Director
for the Giant City School District
where he started the bus safety
program. In 1977 he moved his
family to Clewiston where he wap
commercial fisherman for sev-
eral years. When he moved to
Montura Ranch Estates, he joined
the Volunteer Fire Department,
holding the office of Chief for six
years. He was a veteran of World
War II, which he always referred
to as "The Big One". He is r-
vived by his wife Kitty and four
daughters; Terri Mills (Tom) of
Streator, Illinois, Cherri Holland
(David) of Carbondale, Illinois,
Cookie Hester (Robie) of Clewis-
ton, Marti Sparks (Tony) Of
Jensen Beach, Florida; two broth-
ers, Kenneth Boyer of Morganton,
North Carolina, Bill Boyer of
Ocala, Florida; three sisters:
Evonne Atlee of Benton, Illinois,
Betty Littlefair of Cortez, Col-


orado, Marti Boyer of Abita
Springs, Louisiana. Thirteen
grandchildren: Danielle and Brian
Hester of Clewiston, Marti Lynn
Hester and Ashley Renee Sparks
of Jensen Beach, Florida, David
Bacallao of Lake Worth, Florida,
Christy Crouch of Streator, Illinois,
Jessie Greenwood of Streator Illi-
nois, DJ Holland of Carbondale,
Illinois, Kenny Holland of Clewis-
ton, Bobbi Jo Ransom and Riley
John Ransom of Boiling Springs,
North Carolina. -He was' much
loved and will be missed by sever-
al nieces, nephews and 21 great
grandchildren. It was John's wish
to be cremated. His remains will
be buried next to his mother,
father and baby, in Illinois. There
will be a gathering of friends and
family at the Montura Fire Depart-
ment in Clewiston Thursday,
March 17 at 2 p.m.
Cremation Arrangements
were by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home, Clewiston.
Grady Ray Gibson
Grady Ray Gibson, 69, of
Clewiston passed away Tuesday,
March .8, 2005 at 1014 Geiger
Road, in Clewiston.
Mr. Gibson was born in Madi-
son County, Alabama, but had
lived in Clewiston for 49 years. He
was a mechanic for the U.S.
Corps of Engineers.
He is survived by his wife Mar-
garet Gibson, of Clewiston;
daughter Eliszabeth Ann
Williams, of Clewiston, daughter
Gloria Melissa Rittenberry, of
Clewiston; brother Bill Gibson, of
Clewiston; brother Travis Gibson,
of Athens Alabama; brother
Richard Gibson, of Athens Alaba-
ma; sister Linda Gibson, of Mis-
souri, and five grandchildren.
Services were offered March 11,
with burial occurring at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. The Reverend Mack
Simmons officiated. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes of Clewiston was
in charge of arrangements.


Norman Otis Sawin
Norman Otis Sawin, 72, of
Moore Haven passed away
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 in
Sebring, Fla. He was born Nov.
27, 1932 to Otis Noyes and Char-
lotte Lydia (Johnson) Sawin, in
Montague, Massachusetts, and
had been a visitor to the Florida
area since 1999.
He was Chief Master Sergeant
in the U.S. Air Force, serving in
Vietnam. After the Air Force, he
was a salesman for Bowman
Products and Distribution for 22
years. He was a Mason, a mem-
ber of the VFW, American Legion,
and the Lion's Club of Moore
Haven.
He was the beloved husband,
father, and grandfather of wife
Marian Janet Sawin, of Moore
Haven; daughters Susan Hass, of
Hurst Texas, and Dian Basse, of
Round Lake Illinois; son Norman
0. Sawin Jr., of Columbia, Mary-
land; and three grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements were
entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home, in Sebring.
Essie S. Robison
Essie S. Robison died March
13, 2005 at Palm Terrace of
Clewiston. She was born in Arca-
dia, Florida and has lived in
Clewiston for 67 years and was a
licensed practical nurse for over
40 years. Mrs. Robison is survived
by her son Ronnie Robison,
Clewiston, and daughter, Caroline
Keen, also of Clewiston, five
grandchildren, 11 great-grandchil-
dren and six great-great-grand-
children. Calling hours are 7-9
p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home
in Clewiston. Services will be at
11 a.m. March 17 at Evangel
Assembly of God Church with
Rev. Ed Corley officiating. She will
be buried at Ft. Myers Memorial
Gardens, Florida.
Arrangemefits by Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc.


Treasure Coast Dermatology

Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails -

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office:
Boad Cerifed
b oard Okeechobee
ADermican Bogd
o863-467-9555

1924 US Highway 441, N.


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


Feltows
of the
American Society
for Mohs Surgery


ects identified for accelerated con-
struction under the Acceler8 pro-
gram.
The Cypress Creek/Trail Ridge
Natural Storage and Water Quality
Area will hold billions of gallons of
water and will provide increased
wetland and upland habitat for
wildlife.


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Uve Drama

March 19,20,21


The Living Lord's Supper
A live drama presentation of the last days of
Jesus Christ. Children, dancers, live animals and
music that will bring to life the disciples and
Jesus as they partake the Last Supper together.


Nursery provided
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Drs. Arrogante, Barhoush, Azan,

Glades General Hospital & You...

What a Team!

OBGYNs, Dr. Ahmed Barhoush, Dr. Carlito
S__- 44 Arrogante, and Pediatrician, Dr. Charles
SAzan, rely exclusively on Glades General
Hospital for deliveries and surgeries.
*. yFrom our newly renovated OB rooms
to our new state-of-the-art 3D Sonogram,
S.,Glades General Hospital is growing to
meet the needs of the women, children
and families of our community.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Arrogante
back to our team of physicians.

.. Dr. Arrogante is currently
... -... taking appointments.
If yoi are seeking an OBGYN,
please call 561-992-9477
for an appointment today.


Office Hours: Monday Fridan 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
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Mad cow disease still a concern


Mad cow disease has been
back in the news with concerns
about Canadian cattle. I checked
the Center for Disease Control
(CDC) website for an update.
According to the CDC, Bovine
spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE), widely referred to as
"mad cow disease," was first
diagnosed in 1986 in Great
Britain. The Department contin-
ues to work with federal and
state partners to conduct surveil-
lance and to prevent the intro-
duction of BSE from foreign
sources.
The CDC website provided
the following information about
Mad Cow disease.
Question: What is BSE?
Answer: Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy (BSE), referred
to in the press as Mad Cow Dis-
ease, is a degenerative neurolog-
ical disease of cattle caused by
an abnormal protein called a
prion. There is strong scientific
evidence indicating that BSE can
be transmitted to humans caus-
ing a variant form of Creutzfeldt-
Jakob disease (vCJD). There
have been less than 200 human
cases reported worldwide. The
risk to human health from BSE
in the United States is extremely
low.
Question: Is BSE Contagious?
Answer: No, it's important to
note that BSE is not a contagious
disease; spread occur through
the ingestion of infected materi-
al, generally brain or spinal cord
tissue.
Question:. What has been
done to prevent BSE occurrence
in the United States?
Answer: Since 1989, live
ruminants have been prohibited
entry into the United States from
countries that have had cases of
BSE. High-risk ruminant materi-
als from these countries have
also been prohibited entry. Since
1997, there has been an FDA
feed ban to prohibit the use of


A
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mammalian protein in the pro-
duction of ruminant feeds.
Question: Do we have BSE in
the United States?
Answer: In December 2003, a
dairy cow went down after calv-
ing, was tested, and was found
positive for BSE in the state of.
Washington. This is the only
case of BSE ever reported in the
United States and this animal
was traced to a Canadian herd
that was sold in a herd sale dis-
persal. Although a coordinated,
effective response was made by
the cattle industry, and State and
Federal officials, public concern
nationally and internationally
was very high. Good communi-
cations deflected a panic here,
with little impact on domestic
marketing; but many of our mar-
kets around the world were
closed to U.S. beef, a number of
those remaining closed today.
Question: If we have had only
one case, why increase our test-
ing?
Answer: There has been a
public outcry for more BSE test-
ing, with the United States being
targeted for criticism. Since the
December case, an international
team of scientists recommended
that we do a one-time, large-
scale testing effort to detect
whether BSE is present in the
U.S. cattle population and, if so,
at what level. In response to this
and to further assure the public
and our markets, USDA has set a
goal of testing more than
250,000 target cattle over an 18


month period. This would detect
I positive case in a million ani-
mals with a 95% confidence
rate. Florida's goal is to collect
4,000 samples. As of January
2005, -approximately 189,000
samples from targeted animals
have been tested in the U.S. and
approximately 1,500 from Flori-
da with no positive results.
Question: What animals
should be tested?
Answer: Target cattle include
those over 30 months of age
which exhibit at least one of the
following: Downers or non-
ambulatory, those able to stand
only for brief periods, those with
nervous signs, and those con-
demned, moribund, emaciated
and dead cattle. Cattle with
nervous signs less than' 30
months of age may also be test-
ed. FSIS is now required to test
all pre-slaughter condemned
cattle..
Question: What tests are
used and how are results report-
ed?
Answer: Brain tissue samples
are required for testing; thus,,
there are no live animal tests.
The IHC test is considered the
definitive test but must be con-
ducted in national laboratories
and may take a week or more to
complete. Recently rapid tests
called ELISA tests (which can be
done within 24 hours) have
been approved as screening
tests and our laboratory in
Kissimmee is preparing to run
these tests. The ELISA test will
report negative or inconclusive
results, with inclusive samples
immediately sent to a national
laboratory for further testing.
Producer confidentiality is
extremely important. We are
working to ensure that any
inconclusive results are not
reported out with respect to pro-
ducers or even to the state of ori-
gin.
Question: How will we identi-


Children's fair planned in LaBelle


LABELLE Children's organ-
izations throughout Hendry .and
Glades counties will celebrate
Children's Week next month,
with a Children's Fair at LaBelle
Elementary School.
This is the third year for the
Children's Fair, which will be held
Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to
2p.m.
Children will participate in fun
activities, such as button Making,
paper hat decorating, and hand
print crafts, as well as a reading
corner. Each family that attends
will be given a free book. Door
prizes will be awarded and cook-
ies and juice will be served.
There also will free hearing
and vision screenings. A fire
truck, canine unit and ambulance
also will be on display as instruc-
tional tools for children.


The Children's Week activities
are sponsored by the Early Learn-
ing Coalition of Southwest Flori-
da, Family Service Network of
Hendry/Glades, Child Care of
Southwest Florida, and the Unit-
ed Way/211 Service to call atten-
tion to the need for more high
quality child care for young chil-
dren from infancy to age five.
Children's Week is a statewide
celebration with proclamations
issued by the Florida Legislature
as well as local governments
throughout Florida. Thousands of
handprints created by children in
Southwest Florida already have
been sent to Tallahassee for the
event.
"We know that the quality of
child care that children receive
from birth to age three has a.
major impact on the rest of their


lives," said Rhea B. Mike, execu-
tive director of Child Care of
Southwest Florida, which oper-
ates the Children's Garden of
LaBelle child care center. "That's
why it is vitally important that our
community leaders make the
well-being of children and fami-
lies our highest priority."
More than 185 children of low-
income working parents are cur-
rently on waiting lists to receive
financial assistance for child care
in Hendry and Glades counties,
according to data compiled by
Child Care of Southwest Florida,
Inc.
"Working parents need afford-
able quality child care for their
children in order to work. It is the
responsibility of parents, employ-
ers, and community leaders to
see that no child is left at home


Software tracks, immunization records


TALLAHASSEE Florida
SHOTS, the State Health Online
Tracking System for Immuniza-
tions, in its February 21 software
release, made the new feature of
immunization reminder/recall
capabilities available to enrolled
private health care providers
throughout the state of Florida.
"It is imperative that children
receive the correct vaccinations at
the appropriate time to safeguard
their health," says DOH Secretary
John 0. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.,
M.P.H. "Reminder and recall mes-
sages are a powerful tool in
.improving immunization cover-
age rates and maintaining proper
vaccination schedules."
"Florida SHOTS has success-
fully piloted the reminder/recall
feature with public providers, and


we are now making it available to
private providers," says Florida
SHOTS Director, Susan Linci-
come.
The reminder/recall functions
allow providers to select informa-
tion on a variety of criteria such as
child's age, vaccine type, and due
dates for next or overdue doses.
Providers then know which chil-
dren have missed a vaccination
and which are due for vaccina-
tions, and can notify parents
accordingly.
Florida SHOTS was developed
by the DOH Bureau of Immuniza-
tion to be used as a tool to
increase childhood immunization
levels and eliminate vaccine-pre-
ventable diseases. The Florida
Legislature authorized the free
statewide electronic immuniza-


tion registry. The registry is
accessed via the Internet through
the Florida SHOTS Web-based
system. System software is updat-
ed regularly with new functionali-
ty to assist health care providers,
the front line of immunization
defense. The new release is the
first of several system upgrades
planned for 2005 at no cost to
providers.
Enrollment in Florida SHOTS is
free. Participating health care
providers must be licensed in the
state of Florida.
For more information on Flori-
da SHOTS, or to enroll in the sys-
tem, visit www.flshots.org
or call
(877) 888-SHOT.
For more information visit the
DOH at www.doh.state.fl.us


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alone because of the unavailabili-
ty of child care," said Greg Mon-
tague, chairman of the board of
directors of Child Care of South-
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Answer: We are currently
working with renderers who
handle the bulk of these cattle to
arrange for sample collection.
We are also urging producers
and veterinary practitioners to
assist by reporting downers and
other cattle in those target
groups for sample collection.
Question: What about cost
recovery to practitioners, pro-
ducers, and plants?
Answer: There are USDA
guidelines in place for cost
recovery payments. Payments
will be made to individuals
under agreement and can
include sample collection and
submission, carcass storage,
transportation of carcasses, dis-
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accredited veterinarians and
cost recovery for stored meat-
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ucts.
Question: How important is
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Answer: It is important to test
as many target animals in Flori-
da as possible as part of the
national testing program to pro-
vide greater assurance to the
consumer public and to support
our domestic and international
marketing of beef. While BSE is
extremely rare in the United
States, without proper testing,
we cannot obtain the confi-
dence of our consumers and our
domestic and foreign markets.
Question: Who do I call to
request testing or receive addi-
tional program information?
Answer: Information about
surveillance in Florida: United
States Department of Agricul-
ture, Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Services, Veterinary
Services, at (352) 333-3120 or
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, March 17, 2005


Speak Out


Letter to the Editor


Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 996-6636 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues.
You are not required to give your name. While we want you to
speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for
clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Say something nice
I just picked up the Sun newspaper and would like to comment
on the several Speak Outs and the letters from Mr. Finizio and Mr.
Wright. I find it ironic that Mr. Wright has taken upon himself to cri-
tique what exactly is going on in the city. I do know he's on many dif-
ferent committees, so maybe he thinks he can run the city better
than the commission. Maybe he can try to get himself elected. Also,
Mr. Finizio, who was the acting city manager, also talks very harshly
about the city employees when he's as close to the Gestapo, as this
city ever had. As far as the Speak Outs regarding the mayor, commis-
sion, and city manager breaking the Sunshine Law, when a police
officer tells the commission to go to city hall and they wait and wait, I
don't think that's breaking the Sunshine Law, unless anyone can
prove they were talking about city business. I would advise anyone
who says these things, unless you know its true, to keep your mouth
shut. Thankyou Sun news for everything you do and I thought it was
a great article about the situation on the front page. Editor's note:
Thanks for calling. After discussing this matter with the Florida Press
Association's general counsel, an argument can be made that the
Sunshine Law may have been violated. A letter of complaint will be
sent to the Pahokee City Commission and copied to the State Attor-
ney's Office informing the city that any gatherings by city-elected offi-
cials without public notice may be considered violation of the Sun-
shine Law.

Just ridiculous
I think it's ridiculous that we have to listen to Mr. Larry Wright talk
about the city in his letter to the editor. Every time something goes
on in the city, Mr. Wright steps up to the plate to write another letter
criticizing everyone all he does is criticize. Mr. Sasser takes every-
one under his wing whether they be felons, churchgoers, or cheer-
leaders. Whoever it is, Mr. Sasser supports them all. I think we
should applaud him for what he does for his community and his fel-
low man. .

Be careful where you point
Mr. Wright, for every finger you point, there's four pointing back
at you. Please do something positive for your community. Thank
God for the commission we have. For once Pahokee is going for-
ward. I've lived in this town for 23 years and never saw anything get
done like what's been done in the last four years. Stop criticizing any-
thing that's good in the community.

Playing the race card?
First I'd like to applaud the Sun newspaper for printing so many
Speak Outs concerning the situation in Pahokee with our mayor,
soon to be X-mayor, if it works out right. I notice, with regret that our
city manager wants to play-the race card and has called for the
NAACP to come into town. If she wants to play the race card, then I'll
play the race card. Why is that the latest three hires of black police
officers did not have to do their reserve time, as is required before
being hired? They were directly out of the. academy. White and His-
panic police officers have always been required to serve as reserve
police officers.

Costly election
Apparently 1,000 Belle Glade residents voted in the recent city
elections. What percentage that is of the total registered voters is, I
don't know. However, since the brilliant majority of city commis-
sioners decide to offer early voting with a $1,000 price tag. I figure
each vote was worth a minimum of $6, discounting the actual costs
of the election. And sometimes people think their vote isn't worth
anything--surprise.

Remove the cancer
This is response to last week's humongous Speak Out and letter
to the editor concerning Mr. J.P. Sasser and Robert Love. I want you
people to take heart, we've been through this situation before, just
not to the magnitude of this one. The outpouring of people saying
it's time to get this over with let's do it. Use your voice, call the
Speak Out. Just call them folks. We have to keep this pressure up
and get rid of the cancer that has been eating Pahokee for years. And
we all know the cause of it.

Reality check
The mayor of Pahokee's interview with the Post last week is just
another indication of his arrogance and insensitivity to the people of
Pahokee. It seems he believes he can do anything he wants to do
and the people will support him. He's in for a big shock. Pahokee is
not as backwards as he seems to think. The people of Pahokee
deserve more respect than he gives them. He needs to get a good
taste of reality.

Taxpayer revolt
Do you hear me screaming. I just read that the early voting in
Belle Glade cost the taxpayer $44.72. I'm one of those taxpayers. It
was stupid in the first place and now I know it was just crazy.

Threats being made?
Thank you for providing Speak Out. I'm calling in regards to the
Mayor J.P. Sasser, Robert Love love affair. I guess in Pahokee its busi-
ness as usual, according to the mayor in the Palm Beach Post when he
said it's just the way we do it in Pahokee. Maybe that's the way he does
it, but the people that really know something in life, don't do it that
way. I guess when someone speaks out against the mayor, we have
someone call that person at work and threaten them. Interesting.






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'Cry wolf' charges
in Pahokee
Regarding your newspaper's
recent article about Pahokee resi-
dents leveling complaints of
"heavy-handedness" and
"Racism" against Pahokee Police
Officers and the Palm Beach
County Sheriffs Office (who in my
opinion is the finest law enforce-
ment agency in the USA),I wasn't
in the least surprised to hear
how Mayor JP Sasser along with
Commissioners Allie Biggs and
Henry Crawford jumped at the
misguided chance to lend credi-
bility to such foolish "cry-wolf"
charges.
Ever since I had the unlucky
misfortune to know these Com-
missioners (and I use the term
lightly), their standard operating
procedure is to sympathize with
those undesirables who deserve
no sympathy. Based on my expe-
rience, the Commission always
seems to take sides against good
public employees who properly
perform their duties. In my opin-
ion, that is the primary reason
why Pahokee is, and will in all
likelihood forever remain, a near-
lawless city. How dare the Mayor
and Commissioners take sides
against officers in the line of duty
and expose them to risk?
In any event, Chief Duran


shouldn't feel bad about being
forced to resign, it is probably the
best thing that could ever have
happened to him. Now Chief
Duran is free of having to tolerate
the "old hat" works-every-time-
charge of Racism and poor job
performance.
Those very same meritless yet
effective charges were leveled
against me in 2003 and ironically
it is now Duran's turn to ignore it.
Does anyone see the Commis-
sion's pattern? In my opinion
Pahokee residents and their Com-
missioner buddies won't be
happy until they hire Police Offi-
cers willing to keep their jobs
by turning a blind eye to the ever
present drug trafficking, littering,
public intoxication, gambling,
prostitution, code violations and
whatever else goes on in this
almost dead city.
When I once questioned a
past Pahokee Mayor at a Cham-
ber of Commerce meeting at a
local Church about why there
existed so much street crime in
Pahokee, he stated, "Pahokee has
been this way now for over30
years. My people feel it is our cul-
tural right to be left alone to do as
they please." Yeah sure Mr.
Mayor.
Vincent A. Finizio
(former Pahokee
City Manager)
Lantana


African outfit
Sandy Simonson of the Pahokee Chapter of Xi Beta Tau
Sorority X2051, models a handmade outfit, presented as
a gift to Frances Adams from some of the natives of
Africa. Ms. Adams was on hand at their monthly meeting
to share her experiences in Africa. The sorority is a
worldwide organization of women who raise funds for
several great causes.


Community Profile: Autrie Moore Williams


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: Autrie Moore-Williams. My
dad, George Moore, named me
Autrie and he says that his sixth
grade teacher was named Autrie.
He lived in Georgia and admired
her very much. He liked the
name and remembered to name
his daughter Autrie.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Belle Glade,
in 1948. I don't mind you telling
my age. I was born on Avenue C
Place, between 4th and 5th
Street in a rooming house.
Q: What do you do?
A: I'm currently employed
with the Glades Community
Development Corporation, I'm
the executive director. I basically
oversee the business operations
of the corporation. Our mission
is to enable Glades residents to
identify the problems that exist
in this community and help
them to find the financial
resources or technical support to
address those problems.
Our primary concentration is
on economic development,
human development and leader-
ship development. We're build-
ing the capacity of residents to
address their needs in. this com-
munity. We feel that if people are
educated and well informed
about issues, they can address
those issues themselves,
Our board, from the very
beginning, determined that they
did not want to create an institu-
tion, which made people
dependent upon the institution
for their survival. We want peo-
ple to be independent, not
dependent on others.
Q: Why do you do what you
do?
A: I was born here I was
raised here. We were migrant
farm workers. Basically all of my
life has been spent in this com-
munity. I love this community. I
love the people in this communi-
ty. I raised my children here.
When I wake up in the morning,
I feel ownership here. This is my
community. Therefore, I must


give back to my community and
I do it everyday, freely, willingly
and I enjoy it. (Q: What would it
take for you to leave?) God.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I know who I think I am, I
don't know who other people
think I am. I'm Autrie. That
means a lot to me. Whatever I
do, I don't want to ever be in a
position where I can't look in a
mirror and be proud of who I
am. I am Autrie.
I'm very shy. I'm very shy and
a lot of people will laugh at that,
but I'm an introvert. (Q: Is this
interview hard, then?) This is
extremely hard and you're hav-
ing fun, Jose, and I see it.
I love my children, and my
husband. My husband's name is
Eddie Williams, Jr. My children
are: Earl Bernard Moore, he
works for Glades General Hospi-
tal. He is the director of Plant
Operations at Glades General.
My daughter, Tabatha MacAllis-
ter. My daughter Deneka Fuller, is
employed with P. T. Centers of
Florida and my son Tony Moore
is employed with Palm Beach
County Division of Senior Ser-
vices as the Pinanical Analyst, my
son Milton Williams lives in Ft.
Lauderdale. I have a lot of grand-
children, your tape is not long
enough to name them all.
Q: What scares you?
A: What scares me is if I wake
up one day and realize that all
the good that I have tried to do
has been in vain. That would


scare me. That would really
scare me.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: I don't know. I love music.
I love all types of music. Gospel
music. Classical music. I like
Jazz music. I can't say that I have
a favorite song. (Q: So you like
rap?) If I can understand it. I lis-
ten with a keen ear and I'll ask
people, what are they saying,
because I don't want to con-
demn anyone's artistic abilities
and talents. I don't want to be
judgmental about creativity. I
love creativity, any kind of cre-
ativity. As long as it's not offen-
sive and it doesn't create harm,
or create an environment of
harm, I'm fine. Do it, just flow
with it.
Q: What irks you?
A: Liars. Because I need to
trust people, and I want people
to trust me. I don't want any-
body to trick people or to give
out false information on people
- to be deceitful of people. To
do wrong, that irks me. (Q:
What do you do if you see it?) I
will call attention to it. Especially
if it's to bring harm on other peo-
ple.
My word is my bond. If some-
one says, "Well, you can't
depend on Autrie because she's
a liar," that would hurt me. I try
to keep my promises to people.
It means that I stretch myself too
thin sometimes, and that s a
problem that I have.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dearest to you?
A: There are a lot o4- memo-
ries, some painful, but then
there are more that are not
painful more beautiful mem-
ories. My family is something
that I cherish: My mother, Mary
Frances Moore, she passed
when I was 11 my father, I
love him dearly, his name was
George. I still love him. My sister,
she's passed, her name was
Mary Squire. Those are beautiful
memories.
My early childhood was full of
love.. So much love. Caring. My
mother was a loving person. She


used to sing, she had a beautiful
voice. She loved Jazz. One of the
songs that she used to sing to
me, Que. Sera, Sera. Que Sera,
Sera/Whatever will be will
be/The future's not ours to see
ue Sera, Sera. So maybe that's
one of my favorite songs. She
passed when I was 11. She had
leukemia. She was 34. She was a
very beautiful lady. She loved
music, she loved to dance. She
was very eloquent.
She was a farm worker, and
my dad was a migrant farm
worker. We used to travel. Some-
times, those of us that were born
here, raised here, if we're togeth-
er, we begin to talk about those
days when we were migrants.
We didn't know we were poor.
We thought we were rich.
We would travel from Belle
Glade, to whatever migrant
camps. When we would return
to Florida, the teachers would
ask us to write stories about our
travels. We had something that
the kids who remained here did-
n't have. We visited North Caroli-
na, Virginia, Delaware, New
York. We would stand proudly
and tell the stories of the travels,
the places we saw, the people
we met. That was a richness for
us.
It was not until we were
grown that we realized that
other people saw being a
migrant as not something to be
proud of. But we were very
proud of it. We learned so many
different things.
I would tell anybody, migrant
farm working is not unskilled
labor. I would like to see anyone
perform the work that a migrant
farm worker does and tell me
that's unskilled labor. You have
to be skilled to learn how to har-
vest'the crops, how to look at the
produce and know how to care
for it requires a special talent.
I don't know the life of a rich
person, but I can only tell you
that as a migrant farm working
child, my life was rich.


Applicants getting involved


in community
The Treemendous Beautifica-
tion Contest, sponsored by the
Belle Glade Chamber of Com-
merce, has a growing list of individ-
uals and community-based organi-
zations, which are taking
advantage of the contest while
helping their own community to
enhance their surroundings.
The following is list of those
who are already involved and a
brief description of what their plans
are, in regards to beautifying their
business and community areas.
Belle Glade Elementary: Flower
garden in front of school using
Mary Myers and Jackie Espinoza's
Exceptional Education Students
(ESE) to plant and maintain the
garden.
Belle Glade Wholesale: Plans
are in the works for painting the
building, repairing the fence, and
enhancing the surrounding land-
scape to enhance curb appeal. Carl
Courson is the project leader.
Community United Methodist
Church: Demolishing old house
and replacing it with a parking lot
for the church. Robert Hooker is
the project leader.
Customize T-Shirts & Etc.: Paint
and landscape Lester Finney is the
project leader.
Don Bosco Youth Center: Reno-
vation by repairing of building,
painting and enhancing landscape.
Bob Metell is the project leader.
Glades Day School: Landscap-


projects
ing the front sign, entryways and
courtyard. Teresa Ruiz is the project
leader.
Glades Wash House: Paint and
landscape. Jessie Campbell is the
project leader.
Gove Elementary: Create a
reading garden for first graders.
Jayna Smith is the project leader.
Palm Beach Community Col-
lege: Landscape new electronic
entryway sign. Leigh Woodham is
the project leader.
Stitchworks Plus: Paint and
landscape Jeff Hawkins is the proj-
ect leader.
Taco Bell: Paint and new sig-
nage. Cheketa Lawrence is the
project leader.
The Paint Store and More: Paint,
repair and landscape. Vera Robin-
son is the project leader.
Treehouse Learning Center:
Landscape and resurface driveway.
Brandi Lezcano is the project
leader.
We Help Community Develop-
ment Corp.: Renovating three
buildings by painting and land-
scaping. Sheila Chamberlain is the
project manager.
Wee Care Child Development
Center: Painting, sod, and land-
scaping. Shirley Moorer is the proj-
ect manager.
Youth For Christ: Landscape
Lyons Park and add benches and
trash bins. Desmond Harriott is the
project leader.


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Help U.S. Troops
CLEWISTON The Clewiston donate a book.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, locat- The books will be collected
ed inside the Wal-Mart Super Cen- representatives from the Art
ter in Clewiston, kicks off its local National Guard and shipped ov
efforts to support our nation's seas to deployed troops. The gi
troops through the Jackson Hewitt of the book drive is to help allevia
"Support Our Troops" nationwide boredom and provide a form
book drive. entertainment or escapism fro
Beginning now through April feelings of homesickness, if o0
15, customers and area residents for a few hours, for the many se
are invited to visit Jackson Hewitt ice members serving overseas.
to donate their new and gently "Our customers, employee
used books. In addition, those cus- and area residents showed su
tomers with specially marked tremendous support of our troc
coupons can receive $20 off tax last year during our 'Support C
preparation services when they Troops' Banner Signing Ca


HCSO arrests



Juan Maldonado


Hendry County Sheriff
Ronnie Lee announced the
March 10 arrest of 19-year-old
Juan Maldonado, from
Immokalee.
Maldonado was arrested
on a total of three felonies to
include three counts of crimi-
nal mischief, four counts of
burglary of a conveyance, and
one count of larcey (theft of
more than $300, but less than
$5,000). He was also charged
with one count of misde-
meanor theft of property.
Maldonado is charged
with smashing the front pas-
senger window of a 2004 Mit-
subishi sedan, located at 630
Pinewood Drive, in LaBelle.
He was later arrested at the
scene involving burglary of a


conveyance where he
attempted to break into
another vehicle.
The vehicle Maldonado
was riding in, was searched
after consent to search waiver
was signed by the owner.
Property from the 200.4 Mit-
subishi was found inside the
vehicle.
Maldonado was previously
arrested and bonded out for
burglary of a conveyance,
possession of narcotics para-
phernalia-and fraud (giving a
false name to a law enforce-
ment officer) just eight days
earlier, March 2.
This investigation is con-
tinuing. Captain Joe Johnson,
of criminal investigations said
other charges are pending.


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nly book, can truly warm the heart of,
rv- or add a smile to, a military per-
son's day."
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owned offices in 49 states and the
District of Columbia. Specializing
in electronic filing (IRS e-file), the
company provides full service,
individual federal and state
income tax preparation and facili-
tates related financial products.
Most Jackson Hewitt offices are
independently owned and operat-
ed. Jackson Hewitt is based in Par-
sippany, New Jersey. To contact
the Clewiston Jackson Hewitt Tax
Service, call (800) 451-8747 or visit
the Jackson Hewitt Web site at
www.jacksonhewitt.com.


Attempted bank robbery


suspect sought by cops


Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office seeks information on a
white male, early to mid-30s, with
blond hair and a medium build
who is sought in connection with
an attempted bank robbery.
He is approximately 5 feet 10
inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and
weighs 190 to 200 pounds. He
was last seen wearing a khaki col-
ored baseball cap with a green
bill, a red t-shirt and blue jeans.
On March 14, at about 10 a.m.,
the suspect entered the Washing-
ton Mutual located at 20441 South
State Road 7 Boca Raton, Florida
and attempted to rob the bank.
An alert bank teller found the sus-
pect suspicious and triggered the
bank alarm before the robbery
could occur. The suspect noticed
the teller had activated the alarm
and left in an unknown direction
and in an unknown mode of
transportation. If someone can
identify the suspect, please con-
tact Detective John Navarro or


Courtesy photo/Palm Beach Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office
The bank video camera pho-
tographed this man as he
attempted to rob the Wash-
ington Mutual Bank in Boca
Raton on March 14.
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS
(8477).


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Crimestoppers Police


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office seeks the help of the
public in locating Sheterria Dionn
Lyles, 27, a black female, 5'4" tall,
195 pounds with black hair and
brown eyes. Her last known
address was Belle Glade. She is
wanted for failure to appear in
court on grand theft charges, as
well as for misdemeanor charges.
If you have any information about
this person or about any crime,
call 1-800-458-8477, or visit
www.crimestopperspbc.com.


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Sgt. Reed honored
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee praised the quick action of
Sgt. Reed, of the Hendry County
Sheriff's Department for his quick
response to a structure fire at 513
First Avenue, in Hendry County
march 13, at 1.:45 p.m. Upon
arriving at the scene, Sgt. Reed
found the occupant trying to fight
a fire in.her kitchen.
Sgt. Reed extinguished the fire,
which had started on the occu-
pant's stove. The Hendry County
Fire Department was dispatched,
but the kitchen fire was out when
they arrived. There were no
injuries to report.
Hendry County Sheriff
praises Explorers
Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee praised members of Explorer
Post 642. Sgt. Barbara Brown,
senior advisor, and John Nickols,
associate advisor, took the.
Hendry County Explorers to
Bradenton.
The Explorers post in Braden-
ton sponsored the training exer-


cise, which included vehicle traf-
fic stops and building searches.
The sheriff's department and the
Explorers would like to express
their gratitude to Plattner Dodge
for loaning the Explorers a Dodge
Caravan to make the Bradenton
training session, since the bus
they normally use is in need of
repairs.
The Explorers range in age
from 14-21 and meet at Clewiston
High School every Monday night.
Explorers are interested in a pos-
sible career in law enforceineni
and assist in such things as direct-
ing traffic for County Fairgrounds
functions, civic organizations, and
other related activities.
They do this on a volunteer
basis and must raise their own
funds for these training exercises.
A weeklong training session is
scheduled for June and anyone
wanted to join or contribute to the
cause, can contact the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office at (863)
674-4060 ext. 272 for Steven Von
Soosten, captain of the explorers
or (863) 673-3974 for Sgt. Barbara
Brown, of the sheriff's office.


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ORLANDO The U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA)
reminds businesses owners
throughout Florida that Economic
Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are
still available to small businesses
that were economically impacted
from Hurricanes Charley, Francis,
Ivan and Jeanne.
"Small businesses that want to
apply for economic injury losses
still have time to apply for assis-
tance even though the physical
damage deadline has passed,"
said SBA Disaster Area Director,
Michael C. Allen. "Small business-
es do not need to have physical
damage to be eligible to apply for
these ldans."
Small businesses may apply
for a loan of up to $1.5 million if


they have suffered substantial
economic injury in the aftermath
of last year's historic hurricane
season. These working capital
loans may be used to pay fixed
debts, payroll, accounts payable,
and other bills that could have
been paid had the disaster not
occurred. These loans are not
intended to replace lost sales or
profits. The interest rate on these
loans is 2.9 percent, with a maxi-
mum term of 30 years. The SBA
determines the amount of eco-
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loan applications can also be
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site at www.sba.gov/disaster .
Completed applications from the
Peninsula should be mailed to: U.
S. Small Business Administration,


P.O. Box 621117, Orlando, Florida
32862-1117. Applications from
the Panhandle should be mailed
to: U. S. Small Business Adminis-
tration, P.O. Box 9549, Pensacola,
FL 32513-9549.

In the aftermath of last year's
hurricanes, the SBA has made
more than 48,512 disaster loans
for more than $1.5 billion
throughout the State of Florida;
Hurricane Charley 13,688
loans for $437.6 million, Hurri-
cane Frances 12,034 loans for
$322.2 million, Hurricane Ivan -
12,289 loans for $506.3 million
and Hurricane Jeanne 10,501
for $243 million.


Florida unemployment estimates revised


The state's January 2005
unemployment rate of 4.3 per-
cent is down from the revised rate
of 4.6 percent in December 2004
and down 0.6 percentage point
from 4.9 percent a year ago. The
state's rate of job growth in Janu-
ary (3.5 percent) was double the
national rate (1.7 percent). Addi-
tionally, the revised estimates for
2004 that resulted from annual
benchmarking of data show a job
market in Florida that was notably
stronger than previously estimat-
ed.

FWC asks
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
(FWC's) recently restructured
Division of Freshwater Fisheries
Management is opening com-
munication lines with anglers.
The agency wants to learn more
about what it would take to
improve fishing opportunities
here.
"We're trying to evaluate the
performance of the previous
fisheries division over the past


In January 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural employ-
ment grew by 261,300 jobs over
the year, growing at a rate of 3.5
percent.
With newly revised data avail-
able, it is evident that Florida's
manufacturing sector turned the
corner into positive growth in
April 2004 and has remained posi-
tive since then. The sector as a
whole added 4,000 jobs over the
year while the higher-paying
Durable Goods Manufacturing
sector added 6,500 jobs over the

anglers:
five years and find ways to
improve it," said Darrell Scovell,
who heads the new division.
"We hope to measure our
progress, identify areas that need
attention and work with com-
munities to make things better."
Mr. Scovell said the FWC is
committed to conservation pro-
grams that are based on scientif-
ic research and produce the
kinds of results anglers want to
see.


year. Most of the jobs in the
Durable Goods Manufacturing
sector were added in computer
and electronic product manufac-
turing (+1,900 jobs, +3.9 per-
cent) and aerospace product
manufacturing (+900 jobs, +5.1
percent).
In January, Okeechobee
County had 5.5 percent unem-
ployment, with a workforce of
16,342 workers, with 15,437
employed and 905 workers
unemployed.
Hendry County had 6.4 per-


cent unemployment. Hendry
County has a workforce of 18,375
workers with 17,198 employed
and 1,117 unemployed.
Glades County had 4.5 percent
unemployment, with a workforce
of 4,958 workers with 4737
employed and 221 persons
unemployed.
Palm Beach County had a 4.6
percent unemployment rate in
January. The county has a work-
force of 606,009, with 578,165
employed and 27,843 unem-
ployed.


'How's the fishing?'


As a first step in this process,
the FWC is asking anglers to take
part in a survey it has posted
online at
www.surveyroom.com/Fish-
erieslnput/. Most people are able
to complete the questionnaire in
about 15 minutes. Responses
and comments are confidential.
Later, the FWC will publish a
summary of what anglers say
about the state of freshwater
fishing here in the Fishing Capi-


tal of the World and what the
agency needs to do to make it
better.
In a second step, the FWC
will host a series of public meet-
ings to discuss survey results and
develop plans and priorities for
the future. Survey participants
will be asked about their willing-
ness to participate in a future
planning meeting and about
when and where such meetings
should take place.


Wade appointed successor


to management board


Courtesy photo
A heartening king and queen
Palm Terrace, of Clewiston, celebrated Valentines Day by
honoring the king and queen of the newly named units. The
Royal Palm unit King and Queen were Leo Wheeler and Sara
Lowery. The facility celebrated with cake and music for all.


Courtesy photo
Palm Terrace, of Clewiston, celebrated Valentines Day by
honoring the king and queen of the newly named units. The
Sable Palm unit named King Raul Santiago and Queen
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the three members taking the
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Alice J. Carlson, of
Naples, appointed to succeed
Trudi Williams. An experienced
financial professional, she is the
president of AJC Associates, Inc.,
a real estate consulting firm serv-
ing community development dis-
tricts in Southwest Florida. Ms.
Carlson is also a commissioner
with the Naples Airport Authority
and a board member of the South
Florida Land Preservation Trust
Board. Her area includes Collier,
Lee, Hendry and Charlotte coun-
ties.
Malcolm S. Wade, Jr., of
Clewiston, appointed to succeed
Hugh English. A certified public
accountant, he is Senior Vice
President, sugar operations, for
United States Sugar Corporation.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Wade
has been an active participant on
numerous committees, commis-
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a consulting engineering, survey
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learning a variety of outdoor skil
April 8-10.
The FWC invites women, 1
and older, to attend the Becomin
an Outdoors-Woman camp t
improve their outdoor skills an
enjoy a few recreational activities:
In four, four-hour sessions, world
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By Mark Young
An explosive third inning
allowed the Clewiston High School
Tigers all the runs they would need
to topple Ft. Myers Dunbar March
4, by a score of 4-3.
Brent Johnston slapped a two-
run hit, with Jarred Combass and
Stephon Duploy each knocking in a
run to account for all four runs.
Kale Mitchell had Clewiston's other
key hit to get himself into scoring
position.
Clewiston had Bear Adams on


Women's workshop
fe Although it is designed with ships are available for low-
n women in mind, the camp is income participants, single par-
n open to anyone who wants to ents and college students. The
d learn in a comfortable, non- workshop is limited to 100 partici-
Is threatening, non-competitive, pants on a first-come, first-served
hands-on atmosphere. The basis.
8 camp's instructors strive to make Session topics include:
.g participants feel at ease. Introduction to Pan-Fishing
o "Patience is the secret to the e Introduction to Handgun
d success of our Becoming an Out- Shooting and Hunting
s. doors-Woman program," said Introduction to Bass Fishing
k- Lynne Hawk, director of the pro- Basic Archery and Bowhunt-
h gram. "Our instructors are here to ing Skills
t- guide people through the activi- Introduction to Fly-Fishing
of ties. There is no intimidation." Basic Wilderness Survival
The workshop will take place Skills
s- at Camp Wallwood on Lake Boating Basics
id Talquin near Tallahassee. Ses- Outdoor Photography Basics
ri- sions will begin Friday morning Canoeing/Kayaking Basics
ie and end Sunday afternoon. Bird Watching Basics
ut The cost is $175, however a Florida Whitetails
s. limited number of partial scholar- Basic Camping/Backpacking


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ers split clay diamond action


the mound and the young hurler
went the distance in picking up
seven strikeouts and only allowed
two hits.
"This was a big district win for
the team," said Tiger head coach
Vance Johnston. "We had good
pitching by Bear Adams and good
defense throughout the game. We
got key hits at the right time."
The Tigers clawed out a 4-3 vic-
tory over Dunbar, but didn't have
the claws to get past Avon Park, as
the Red Devils held off the Tigers
for a close 3-2 victory March 7.


The two squads traded runs in
the first inning, Avon Park clicked
off one run in each of the fourth
and fifth innings, and the Tigers
would add a run in the bottom of
the seventh, but came up just short
of pulling off the come from behind
victory.
Johnston went 1-for-3, as did
Kyle Kerstein to lead the Tiger
offensive efforts, with both sluggers
picking up doubles on the night.
Nick Raiola worked four innings,
picked up five Ks and allowed two
runs on his watch. Mitchell came in


to work the final three innings in
relief, allowing one run while pick-
ing up a trio of Ks.
"Both pitchers did a good job in
this game," said Johnston. "We
had our chances to win the ball
game. We just did not hit the ball
real well. When we did have a
good hit, it was at someone."
.The Tigers have since played
Moore Haven, Bishop Verot, and
LaBelle and are back in action
March 18 against North Port on the
road at 4 p.m.


Tiger tennis team knocks off Immokalee
By Mark Young 6-3 victory, while number four- ners to push the ball but are begin- record to 2-7 on the year and will
Clewiston High School's Tiger seeded Patrick Morton knocked ning to hit the ball better." take the court against Northport
net squad picked up their second off Bobby Armond with wins of 6- The Tigers improve their net for their next competition.
victory of the season after quickly 3 and 6-4.
dispatching with Immokalee by a Immokalee picked up their
team score of 6-1. only victory in the number five Results of the Lady Tarpon Invitational
The Tigers almost completed seed match, but the Tigers had
the sweep, save a close contest at already locked up the win and 1. Charlotte 151 Shot Put
the number five seed. Through the went on to take both doubles 2. Barron Colier 128 3rd Nicole Pope--32'1"
first four matches, the Tigers had matches. 3. Lely 102 100 Meters
little trouble in securing the victo- Ingram and Fuente walked off 4. Ft. Myers 84 2nd Evelyn Thompson -


Number one seed J6sh Ingram
opened up against Richard Rayna
with an identical 6-0 sweep in two
sets, to put the Tigers up early.
Number two seeded Andre Fuente
picked up a 6-2 win in the first set
and went on to close out the victo-
ry with a 6-0 win.
Clewiston secured the team
victory with wins at both. the
number three and four seeds.
James Hainely, playing at the
number three spot, took a 6-1 and


the court with an 8-u sweep, while
Hainley and Raymond Guerrero
battled their way to a 9-7 win, to
close out the overall 6-1 Tiger win.
Tiger head coach Steve Gwyn
said his young squad is starting to
play with more authority now that
they have some experience under
their belts.
"All of the players are playing
well right now," he said. "They are
beginning to stroke the ball with
more authority. This is a young
team and it's a tendency for begin-


5. Gulf Coast 46
6. North Ft. Myers 43
7. Estero 34
8. Clewiston 33
9. Port charlotte 16
10. Mariner 13
11. Palmetto Ridge 1
12. Riverdale 1
Clewiston High School
Athletes Who Placed
Long Jump
4th Evelyn Thompson 16'2"


12.82
400 Meters
4th Mary Hegley
1,600-Meter Relay--4th 4:32
Araceli Sierra
Absa Abreu
Ivanna Cruz
Mary Hegley
400-Meter Realy 5th 53:28
Araceli Sierra
Tequila Weston
Curtissa Franklin
Evelyn Thompson


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Skills
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e The Primitive Chef
Basic Personal Safety Skills
Basic Wilderness First Aid
Talkin' Turkey
Introduction to Reading the
Woods
Introduction to Shooting
Sports
Hunter Safety Course
Black Powder Firearm
Basics
Introduction to Shotgun
Shooting and Hunting
Information about the work-
shop and registration is on the
FWC Web site at MyFWC.com.
Also, interested persons can get
additional information by calling
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Fishfinder helps make roadmap to an underwater world


By Ken Cook
My goal as a professional angler
has always been helping others
enjoy the sport of fishing so that we
can be stronger in our efforts to pre-
serve the fishing environment.
Throughout my 20-plus years of
'professional fishing I have discov-
ered one sure way to accomplish
this goal.


Any guesses? The one constant
answer is to help others become
more productive anglers. In return
they are more compelled to do
what they can to protect the
longevity of the sport.
One of the best ways to teach
people to become more produc-
tive on the water is to make sure
they are familiar with their equip-
ment.


Sports Briefs


Sign-ups for
Clewiston Cougars
All week during the Hendry
County Fair, the Clewiston Cougars
will be having sign-ups around 6:00
p.m. each night (except Sunday). If
you are interested, please come out
to the Hendry County Fair. We
would love to see you there.
:Coaches needed
in Clewiston
: The Clewiston Cougars are
:seeking football and cheerleader
-coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
:one interested in volunteering
please contact April White or Char-
*lene Forde. The league has also
:formed a new board. The new
:members are: President Ben Cut-
*shaw, Vice President Charles Fel-
.ton, Treasurer Charlene Forde (228-
:3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
:Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.
.Campbell Nall
AGolf Tournament
: The 18th Annual Campbell Nail
Scholarship Golf Tournament will
*be Saturday, March 19 at the
Clewiston Golf Course. This event
is sponsored by the Clewiston
Rotary Club, through its Clewiston
Rotary Club Foundation and the
proceeds provide a four-year schol-
,arship for a worthy Clewiston High
School senior. It's noteworthy that
;all of the prior recipients of this
scholarship have graduated from
college. The cost is $55 and pro-
v yides green and cart fees, lunch,
range ball and mulligans. You may
register at the Clewiston Golf
Course (983-1448) and the dead-
line is Friday, March 18.
Belle Glade
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Join in for a morning of fun and
competition at thleBelle Glade
Black Gold Tennis Tournament!
Every player or team will play at


least three pro-set matches using a
compass format where competi-
tors advance towards players of
comparable ability. Beginners to
advanced, in shape or out of shape,
everyone is welcome. No entry
fee. Singles are Saturday, April 2.
Doubles are Saturday, April 9. Call
Ken Buchanan at (561) 996-6107
for details and to participate.


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Familiarization with equipment
can save time. Instead of spending
all your time looking for fish you'll
spend more time catching them. A
fish finder is the perfect example.
When most people take to the
water their fish finders' sole func-
tion is to reveal the location of fish.
But in reality a fish finder is so much
more. A fish finder when prop-
erly used acts as a roadmap to a
fish's environment.
Fish are affected by underwater
structure such as trees, weeds,
rocks, and drop-offs, current, sun-
light and wind. The ability to view
these structures can make a big dif-
ference in your anchoring deci-
sions and techniques along with
your bait selection. Mud and vege-
tation on the bottom absorb and
scatter the sonar signal, which
reduces the strength of the return
echo. Harder bottoms of shale,
rock or coral easily reflect the sonar
signal. The difference is easily iden-


tifiable on your screen. A soft bot-
tom shows as a thin line across the
screen while a hard bottom shows
as a wide line on the sonar's
screen.
The absence of fish in an area
does not mean anglers should dis-
miss the types of underwater struc-
tures that are visible on the screen.
During competition I always
make sure to note where I have
found structures that would make
good fish habitats. As the course of
the tournament roles on I will often
revisit these spots when on the pre-
vious day no fish were visible.
Changes in water temperature,
times of the year and a fish's life
cycle all play an important role in
identifying the best underwater
locations.
The next time you are on the
water take time to identify under-
water structures. If you do you'll be
one cast closer to landing the big
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School happenings


KEC/Canal Point
Elementary
Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal
Point Elementary will be hosting
the annual Spring Fling/Field Day
Friday, March 18. There will be
games, prizes and delicious food.
Tickets are on sale now four for
$1. Parents are needed to volunteer
at various booths. Please call 924-
6460 and ask for Mrs. Murray if you
can volunteer.
FCAT Testing is completed!
FCAT grand prize winners were
Ashley Nunez-Playstation 2, Lamart
Cooper-X-Box, and Jermisha
Williams Dell computer. These
students were in uniform, focused,
,and on task during FCAT testing.
Congratulations!
"Caught Being Good Winners"
were: Mrs. Coppin's class, Mrs.
Harris' class. These classes enjoyed
ice cream with Mrs. Smith.
Dates to Note
March 21-25-S'pring Break
March 31 Group Pictures/Indi-
vidual pictures.
Single School Culture
The concept of Single School
Culture is to create safe and nurtur-
ing learning environments and pro-
vide staff development. A recently
released report, issued by the
school district and the Education
Foundation of Palm Beach County,
outlines what is being done to
improve teaching and learning in
our public schools.
Single School Culture is away of
organizing and running a school. It
begins with shared beliefs, values
and goals and results in agreed
upon processes and, procedures.
Funding for this innovative pro-
gram has been provided through
the support of the Mary and Robert
Pew Public Education Fund, The
Picower Foundation and the
school district.
You can view the complete
report at
www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/founda-
tion or call the Education Founda-
tion at (561) 434-7303 to receive a
copy.
Publication of the report was
made possible by the Mary and
Robert Pew Public Education Fund,
Quantum Foundation and Sara Jo
and Arthur Kobacker Donor Advi-
sory Fund at the United Way of
Palm Beach County with an in-kind
donation by the Palm Beach Post.
For more information contact,
Mary Kay Murray, executive direc-
tor of the Education Foundation of
Palm Beach County at (561) 357-
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Also starring are Kenneshia Love-
ly, Sotoya Stanley, Tommie Gilbert
Jr., Geneva Slydell, Gerrod
Thompson, Jackie Osborne and
Evelyn Taylor. For more informa-
tion 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
judge the talent show. A judge
cannot be related to a participant
n the talent show.
Cafe Dolly -
Southern style
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
'enter, in Belle Glade, will be
posting a Southern style meal,
)receding the production of Steel
vlagnolias. Assorted southern


Belle Glade
Elementary
There have been so many excit-
ing events taking place on Belle
Glade Elementary's campus. Dur-
ing Black History Month, Belle
Glade Elementary hosted their sec-
ond Black History Brain Bowl.
Each of the fourth and fifth grade
classes competed within their
respective grade level. The game
was played in a similar fashion of
the popular television show Jeop-
ardy. The students in the audience
held their breath as the questions
were read and shouted cheers of
encouragement as their classmates
answered the questions correctly.
All the students who participated'in
the Brain Bowl did an outstanding
job. Fourth grade's first place win-
ner was Ms. Welch's class. Fifth
grade's first place winner was Ms.
McDonald's class. Congratulations!
The competition was judged by
Betty Barnard, Mary Adams, and
Karen Smith-Johnson. The Brain
Bowl was coordinated by Mattie
Crawford and Tonja Allen-Morre.
The students, staff and administra-
tion would like to thank you for
making The Second Black History
Brain Bowl a successful event.
Ms. Hainley has also been very
busy recognizing students who
have excelled in the reading counts
program. Many of our students at
Belle Glade Elementary are reading
books that are on their reading
level and passing reading tests that
are measuring-their comprehen-
sion skills. Way to go Eagle Read-
ers! Belle Glade Elementary's next
reading counts ice cream social will
be Thursday, March 17. Students
will be recognized for their out-
standing reading achievement.
Assisting Ms. Hainley with the read-
ing counts program is Mrs. Mary
Adams, Mr. Dowdell, Ms. Espinoza,
Ms. Wheeler and Mr. Clarke. Thank
you for all of your efforts to make
this a memorable challenge for our
students at Belle Glade Elementary.

Gove Elementary
School Cat Talk
Students at Gove Elementary
were very fortunate to have two
outstanding Glades' alumni take
their time to visit our school Mon-
day, March 14,2005.
The purpose of their visit was to
motivate, model and mentor our
students. They both impressed the
students and staff with their knowl-
edge and their concern for the
entire student body. They stressed
the importance of \staying in
school, setting goals, staying drug
free, and selecting friends wisely so
their goals can be accomplished.


cakes, pies, and other desserts,
tea sandwiches, cheese and
crackers, sugar-free cookies, cof-
fee, and drinks will be served. The
event will take place March 22
from 5:30-7 p.m. Call (561) 993-
1160, for more information.
Harvest Queen
Pageant planned
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glades Lions Club and the Glades
Campus of the Palm Beach Com-
munity 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 category. If you are
interested, please contact Mrs.


After signing autographs, they
both headed out to their respective
football camps to get ready for foot-
ball season.

Pahokee
Elementary School
Student Pick-up
To help keep your children safe
at Pahokee Elementary School, we
have put the following student
checkout procedures in place:
To pick a child up from school
or conference with the teachers,
your name must be listed on the
child's registration form.
You must show a photo ID to
pick your child up from school or
conference with his/her teacher.
Students are not to be picked up
between 1-2:22 p.m., unless they
are sick or have a doctor's appoint-
ment.
2nd Trimester Awards Pro-
grams
The second trimester awards
programs will take place Thursday,
March 17 and Friday, March 18.
Third, 4th and 5th grade awards
programs will be held Thursday,
March 17 at 1 pm. Kindergarten
through 2nd grade awards pro-
grams will be held Friday, March 18
at 1 pm. Sixth grade awards pro-
grams for the 2nd & 3rd nine weeks
will be held Friday, April 1.
Before School Safety
We would like to remind parents
and students that no child should be
on campus prior to 7:45 a.m. Break-
fast is served daily in the cafeteria
from 7:45-8:10 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.
Safety Concern
Students are not permitted to go
to Foodland or Swiftys before school.
Students are not to bring snacks to
school. Going to the store in the
morning creates an extremely dan-
gerous situation, due to the morning
traffic. It is very important that stu-
dents remain on campus when they
arrive at the school. All students are
to report directly to the cafeteria for
breakfast or go directly to their class-
rooms if they arrive at 8 a.m. or later.

Glades Central news
for High School
American Historybriefs
Congratulations to Mr.
Balzano's American History stu-
dents for being selected "Student of
the Week" for March 11. Way to Go
American History Raiders: o
Curtisha Sheppard, Ashley Gar-
cia, Maria Muro, Martine Charles.
'Congratulations to Mr.
Balzano's American History stu-


Jessie Terry at (561) 202-7701 or
Mrs. Lawanda Harper at (561)
924-3126.
Class of 1995
reunion
The class of 1995 is planning
our 10-year reunion and we need
your address. Students, parents,
and friends, please contact us via
e-mail with current addresses so
we can mail out invitations. We
will need a head count before any
final decisions are made. The
reunion is scheduled for Saturday,
May 28. E-mail any questions or
information to classofl995@hot-
mail.com. This information is
needed ASAP!
Red and black
observance
St. James A.M.E. Church,
located at 465 South Lake Avenue
in Pahokee, will celebrate its
Annual Women's Day Women in
Red and Men in Black Obser-
vance, March 27 at 11 a.m. and 3
p.m. An invitation to come and
share in this grand occasion is
extended and all who attend will
be treated as special guests. The
theme of the event: Christian
Women Making a Bold Statement


dents for earning the 101 percent
award for going above and beyond
in the study of American History:
Hugo Cisneros, Angel Johnson,
Ramon Pacheco, Malcolm Mottley.

Thespian Troupe
preps for performance
Glades Central Thespians are
actively working for their upcoming
trip to the Florida State Thespian Fes-
tival, April 6-9 in Tampa. The Troupe
members will be busy selling cup-
cakes at school, holding yard sales
and washing cars in the next few
weeks.-At the top of their list of
preparations for the state trip is a per-
formance of their original play,
"Cane Season" and the award-win-
ning scenes, monologues and duets
March 31 and April I at 7:30 p.m. in
the Glades Central Theater. Tickets
for this performance will be $5. Con-
tact the director, Sarah Bennett at
993-4403 to reserve tickets. An
appearance by Lester Finney, a for-
mer Thespian, who will perform one
of his new songs with the Thespian
dancers will top off the performance.
Thespian La'Tariel Dennard
was a finalist in the Palm Beach
Chapter of the English Speaking
Union's Shakespeare Recitation
competition. La'Tariel won $100
for her performance of Sonnet 62
and a monologue from '"All's Well
That Ends Well".
Tavon Brown, a senior thespian,
won again with one of his original
plays, "Kids Now, But Not For Ever" in
the Florida Stage Young Playwright's
contest. The Manalapan Theater
sponsors many contests for young
dramatic writers during the year.
Tavon began writing plays for the con-
test as a freshman. Congratulations to
Tavon on his most recentwin.
Kendra Lester, another thespi-
an, won in the Florida stage's
Young Monologue writing contest.
She will be presenting the mono-
logue at the Florida Stage April 4.
This is a free performance at the
Manalapan Theater.
The Thespian President, Shalan-
da O'Neal was honored by the
Palm Beach Post as Student of the
Week. Shalanda has been an active
member of the Troupe for three
years. Congratulations to Shalanda
for this honor.
The Thespian Troupe inducted
eight new members. Shamon
Michel, Brittany Staples, Samantha
King, Erezia Eloi, Blake Benjamin,
Dayne Dyer, Sharla Bynes and
Michalah Creary. These new mem-
bers have worked on at least two
productions and earned 10 points,
which are equivalent to over 100
hours of work on Theatre Arts. We
congratulate these new members
and welcome them into our Troupe'.
If anyone wishes to contribute,
send the check to Glades Central,
1001 S.W. Avenue M, Belle Glade,
Fl 33430.


Wearing the Whole Armor of
God.
County seeks
kindness candidates
Palm Beach County's Animal
Care and Control Division is seek-
ing outstanding individuals or
groups who have shown com-
mendable care and devotion to
animals, domestic or wild, for the
nomination of the 2005 Animal
Kindness Award. Those nominated
for the award must be Palm Beach
county residents whose good
deeds to animals have taken place
in 2004 and in this county. The
Palm Beach Animal Care and Con-
trol Advisory Board will review all
of the nominations and select the
most worthy person for the award.
The honoree will be recognizes
before the Board of County Com-
missioners for a special presenta-
tion. Nomination forms are avail-
able at the Animal Care and
Control shelter, 7100 Belvedere
Road in West Palm Beach or from
the Web site:
www.pbcgov.com/pubsafety/ani-
mal. If you would like a form
mailed to your home, please call
(561) 233-1251. Forms must be
returned to Animal Care and Con-
trol by the deadline, Tuesday,
March 15.


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,,roil'rty w ith separate iat:'0.tace and ',.' .
thaL would .x per ect as a guest house or tor a
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863-946-0511
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bar, s.pi'ar'e living room and lanmilv imm. Not


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* IR. 211 .inulicttuird bome on .1+ acres.
1 his bomn t.a.atures t ae t w e system ,tid ahi
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from t io. il;s.., .. isr long S126.900.
!tlt 2, minubitiicttrd hoi meon 245+' acres
features vaulted ciihgs, textured sheet rock
walls, lots of built in cabinets, dual sinks in
n raster l. I -.' .1 ,.< I i,-c $125,900.
Cour i I 1 .N, NW I ,,, Muse. This
beautif't .1 I: 2'; ine, sts on
nicely landscaped acrie IFatli'es include. a
wood burning fireplace, a large. "country
kitcht .. ," r, i <
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with .n ee

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Hilton. $37,000.
0 Oyersziccl lot in I nit 10- wobacs, $37,000.
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on SPZ29 and f~rnntage on, Lukeky Street Asking
$399,900,


238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Dwight Hatfield, Sandra
5 Alexander, James Tanner, Roxana
Of*t9Wr v.< f Cisieros & Linda Dekle Davis
REcAINt Croilp. I1tC. www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
Sl lA.BA 1ESPANOL

HOMES::t'ibc.
* $210,000- This. I .1 Fl. Myc. hnomc is a ; $225,00 "ighwa?29 Frontage,2.25+!-
nio' rem iddled must see's a.res 7meed RG3M.
MOBILE HOMES: $159,000 1ckauiful 1.-3+/- ac ondod
* $229,000 Reduced. Motivated Seller! 1,.r th creek
313D.21\, F-ormer exotic animal home. Cage". 4 i-':M I ',et ,(I'i!"tl-, -' :.-. i,
gal' l, & 3,'tirinola lon & oltille .U)til't. $35;000- I -; .1. 'i ..nr
l.ig htin!n ato' r i e' cictr. throuti lugb t. I t d .1 i ,, i. .B. -5.i$? r
isnll and mucanh Imore o)i ).91+/- acres. $31,500 I'O-4 +- acre homesite itno more
* $139,900 3D213A mobile home on 2.41 ,,,I ,. .
acre.-in Ft Ienauid Ac 's. $35, I .i.l .... Ir -
* Reduced $119,900 31Ii>2t dou- ,i;;i ,.!, i ,., .,
Ilei bi lhon Io,.ol ci'd cs tho ie iver. t ,, ,, "- 'l ct i to
* $91,000 ) :,,v [)2l \ 11. i;t bile hi s i o n. it a la l.'j
.6-: -, tre ,. $30,000 *l1U251U DM ldilc jin, Mtrtt.
* $89,900 31lDi2HA mobile hime on 1+/- I djonig .':A T
acre with new carpet. vinyl andI pain. HOMESITES
* $89,900 Ne. 31D.)21; mobile homine or S t C t
.65+/- acre.r+#, t n town. Close to
S$79,9"0 1..' ,, i' homne a milble, V'., 9.qo N 5.. 4O- .5y
in Ialkjlj. $.iif i ^ y I I.:
$ "n ClG -* (I i... : / ;acre lo closac to t.otn.
* $1,500,000 100 )+ ;c of p;aiiturc in $35,000 Ni:c lot available in IPort IaIl'll
Muse' $30,000 ..+'- at Vt lot )otc;l iJn ciy with
* $1,025,600 51+. awres, tuided, lots of beautifnl tre's including oak.is,
tree.'. frontsnoil t'ro i'>d..o wne'rwill divide. $29,900 N.ce ."i+7- acre lot in 15.rr
* $675,000 274+/ acres- lfeautifil acreage LtBele'.
in hole oitinirv only initmits from L.alelle.. COMMERCIAL:
* $300,000 19. 183';- Acres. with numemus $450,000- Drive-thnr store on corner lot
po,~sbilities. A.Ijining 19.82+/- acres also i, 2 of frontage o 29 S.


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NEW LISTING! LaBelle Riverfront
3BR/2.5B/3G Home with 160' +/- of
river frontage. Private & Wooded 1.36
+/- acres with private gated entrance.
There's nothing quite like it! $995,000


MUSE-HOME ON 40 ACRES
Energy efficient 4BR/2.5B tri-level
home on 40 +/- private & fenced acres
in Muse, Luxury amenities abound!
Bam & mobile home also included in
sale! $875,000

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ALVA RIVERFRONT ESTATE! CALOOSA EST
One-of-a-kind 3BR/2.5B/3G home with with DIRECT AC
detached workshop which could easily 2BR 2BA in gre;
be converted into a guest home. on 1/2 Acre Lot $
Watch the otters play in the creek that
borders the east property line. Estate is IUSW ''
offered on 10 +/- acres w/ 425' +/- of
riverfront. (Additional acreage available).
$3,490,000 (Home on 10 +/- acres)


East Fort Myers! Extraordinary
3BR/2B custom intracoastal home
located in a progressive E. Ft, Myers
riverfront community. $999,800
FT. DENAUD AREA! "Antique"
2BR/2B riverfront estate home w/
attached 2BR/1B guest house on 5 +/-
riverfront acres w/ horse barn located
close to Hendry/Lee line. $1,350,000


'ATES HOME
CESS to River.


at ne
225,


I Mini Ranch in Muse! 2BR 2?B \
alnl'.l net homle ron I 5.' jcr.',
Horses are helcomn and %ill I,.,
their new home in their horse --allw'..
Not to mention drinking from the
pond and hopefully staying out of
the 500 blueberry bushes that grow
on the property! $329,000


NEW LiS INI tClose to downtown,
this cozy 2BR/28A home sits on almost
a 1/2 acre and is covered in beautiful
oak trees. Back yard is fenced for
privacy, This one won't last long!
$153,500


3BRI2B two story home located on 5
+l-NvNUl P B ti Ily
landscaped property w/ "lov1erotInd
pool! Great Place for Horses! $259,900


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MUSE! 4BR/2B rustic cabin-style home
ori 2.2 +/- acres (one acre fenced with
horse stalls). BRING YOUR HORSES!
Peace & Quiet Guaranteed! $185,900


3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
10 +/- acres in Muse w/ a newly
planted tree nursery!! $289,900

3BR/3B doublewide mobile home, in
spectacular condition, on 5 +/- acres in
Pioneer!! $189,900

3BR/2B mobile home on 10 +/-
secluded acres in Muse!! $189,900

3BR/2B doublewide mobile home on
2.5 +/- acres in Pioneer offers
upgrades galore, paved access, & a
barn w/ electric & water. $124,900

3BR/2B mobile home on 2.3 +/- acres,
just south of LaBelle. $119,000

4BR/2B mobile home on manageable
homesite priced right for an investment/
income property. $68,000


Ril ERI-RO\I! 144 +/. cleared
acre located on C R 7'8 w 130 +/. of
n,ertroni $495,000


RIERFRONT! 1 + cleared acre
loc meaIGOlfi^JRACP/-
of riverfront. $475,000

RIVERFRONT! 1 + wooded acre
ofeo n ,w/ 110' +/-
of Trni v i RACT


W t e T RI 1,! 1 +1- wooded acre
ilocaCt ?l Q0^yd" cl st
neighborhoods. $475,000
BELMONT AREA! 2BR/1B CBS
home located in town on an oak cov- RIVEIFRONTI 0.83 +/- fenced acre
ered lot in a nice neighborhood! located in town w/ 130 +/- of riverfront.
$135,000 $450s000


Gracious 3BR/2812G custom two story PARKWOOD ESTATES! 3BR/2B/2G
estate home, located on 5 +/- fenced spl l i t P p er ca-
acres, features large rooms, a great thedraceil e
floor plan, rocking chair front porch & roof, & much more.. $265,000


RIVERFRONT! 0.25 +/- cul-de-sac
homesite in E. Ft. Myers w/ seawall &
boat lifts. (Restrictions Apply-Call


- New Listing! 8.07 +/- acres in desir-
able area off of Hwy 80 and Joel Blvd.
Zoned AG2. $600,000
* 22 +/- fenced, cross-fenced, & gated
acres in LaDeca Acres w/ 2BR/2B
mobile home!! $399,500
* 10 +/- private, tree filled, fenced &
gated acres in Muse. $150,000
* 1 fi re. koOR-78 in

priv2 +/- acre oak-filled homesite in a
private in-town location. Three
buildable sites, $126,900
* CREEKFRONTI 0.25 +/- acre
located at SE corner of CR 78 & Ca-
loosa Estates Dr. $100,000
* 5 +/- wooded acres located in Ladeca
Acres. $80,000
* DRAMATICALLY REDUCED 5 +/-
AIN" iCt w/
access. $70,000
* REDUCED TO SELL! .57 +/-acre in-
town lot in nice neighborhood, $55,000
1, PORT LABELLE LOTS! We have
an extensive inventory ranging in price
from $25K $35K!


* Self-Service Car Wash on .50 +/-
acre located at busy in town
intersection. $600,000
* DOWNTOWN LABELLE Business
Building with Tenants. If you like
making excellent investments for the
future and getting rental income at the
same time, then you must see this
opportunity in Downtown LaBelle.
Within walking distance to.the Court-
house and next door to the proposed
new bank that will be built. Don't let
this get away! Call Today! $659,000


3.14 +/- acres w/ frontage on 4 streets
in Downtown LaBelle! Zoning is in the
process of being changed to
Commercial or Mixed Use. Just use
your imagine and discover that the
possibilities are endless! $850,000

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* 508 +/- acres located in Alva with u'* ,%4 i-AA-'
riverfrontage & deep water canal I a n (
frontage. $55,800,000
* 1586 +/- acres located east of LaBelle Investments & Rea
w/ 2 +/- miles of riverfront & 2 +/- miles 7(oo Smuh Mair
of SR 80 frontage. $31,728,400 P.o -ox 165 Laxell
883-675-4500 Fax
* 24 +/- acres located on the comer of www,,%o4nq'
SR 80 & Joel Blvd. in Alva! $4,000,000 TOLL FREE: 87
* 44 +/- acres located on SR 29.
$3,431,134 Sherri Den.
,ver 1i'eJeml HedR ltF
frontage eas of aBel 2,s
* 17 +/- acres w/ frontage on SR 80 & Wayne Mcqaig
Ft. Thomspon Ave. $2,200,000 .hisaleg n CPA
* 3.38 +/- acres located on corner of Trace' Williams
SR 80 & Broadway in Alva. $1,900,000 *"ove e'ieratia,
* 31 +/- acres on former golf course w/
SR 80 frontage. $1,550,000 8


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Thursday. March 17. 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Native plants used to 'stormscape'
By Dan Culbert In the rush to replace dam- wind tolerant. Queen palms fell first attempt at putting this all
Extension Horticulture Agent aged plants, mistakes are being easily. (I personally found Wash- together for Florida landscapers
made which may again result in ingtonia palms to be just as and property owners. In talking
Last week's cold front and property damage when the next bad.) with Ms. Crawford, her plan is to
rain will probably be the last of tropical cyclone blasts through No blanket statements can revise and update this book as
the winter, and we can expect our peninsula. In researching be made about survivability of plants are evaluated more fully
rising spring temperatures and her book, Ms. Crawford reports native plants. Some natives gen- for hurricane survivability.


lengthening days to bring on
new growth. What greens up
and what stays brown may be a
result of delayed damage from
last year's hurricanes. Horticul-
turalists all over Florida are wait-
ing to really see what happens as
a result of last year's unprece-
dented hurricane season.
If you are tired of the
bombed-out, blown-away look,
and need some suggestions on
what to plant that will make it
through the next one, consider
searching out one of.the hottest
home gardening books in the
Sunshine state. Pam Crawford, a
landscape designer from Lake
Worth, has recently produced a
new book entitled StormScap-
ing, and she is making the
rounds talking about what land-
scapers have found out about
planting for hurricane survival.
Ms. Crawford is trying to
make two key points to con-
sumers with this book:
Remove any dangerous
trees that might threaten your
home during a hurricane.
Plant strong trees in clumps
so that they can protect your
home and garden in high winds.


"I am hearing about tons of mis-
takes made by homeowners and
communities in replacing trees
that fell in the hurricanes. Many
south Floridians are replacing
Ficus with laurel oaks, which are
just about as bad. One lady I
know replaced her Tabebuias
with queen palms, which. fall
just about as easily."
Her book is based largely on
anecdotal reports of what land-
scape plants were damaged by
the storms. Her new book is a
first effort in Florida to put
together a colorful, readable
summary of what didn't work. In
some cases, there is not a lot of
information on certain kinds of
plants, and the effects of the
storms on these plants may not
be as clear. And if a plant tended
to survive Charley, Ivan, Frances
or Jeanne, this book offers a ten-
tative suggestion of what may
work in future storms.
Here are some of the conclu-
sions highlighted in this new
book:
On the whole, palms toler-
ated winds better than shade
trees. However, not all were


erally did well (Bald Cypress,
Live Oak), others did poorly
(Laurel Oaks). Likewise some
exotics like Crepe Myrtle and
date palms were survivors, while
other like Ficus were generally
damaged.
The three worst trees were
Australian Pines, Weeping Figs,
and Laurel Oaks. If they were left
standing in your landscape, care-
fully evaluate if they will be a
hazard in future storms.
StormScaping is full of color-
ful photos showing the good and
the bad, and has capsule sum-
maries on how suitable land-
scape plants are for our Florida
Yards. Sixteen UF Extension
Agents contributed their obser-
vations and knowledge about
the storms of 2004, and nearly 50
other botanical gardens, horti-
cultural groups, and emergency
managers contributed their
knowledge and experiences to
this book, including yours truly.
While in some cases there is
insufficient information to-make
a definite recommendation con-
cerning particular plants, pro or
con, this book is a wonderful


If you want to catch Ms.
Crawford at a local presentation
on StormScaping, consider trav-
eling down to the North Palm
Beach Library on Tuesday March
8, or head over to McKee Botani-
cal Garden in Vero Beach on Sat-
urday March 12. Contact our
office if you would like more
information about these two
seminars. Likewise, I can guide
you to the ways to obtain a copy
of this book if you are concerned
about Stormscaping for Florida
Yards.

I've placed more information
on Stormscaping our Okee-
chobee web page, http://okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need
additional information on land-
scaping with hurricanes in mind,
please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
863-763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee,
and visit our Okeechobee Coun-
ty Master Gardeners from 1 until
5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


Two cows found in Montura
Two cows have been found Hendry County Sheriff's Office
in the Montura Estates area. at 675-4.060 in LaBelle or 983-
Please call Charles White at the 1440 in Clewiston to claim.


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Landowners,
Developers,
Ranchers and
Farmers
We Buy
Cabbage Palms
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Project helps shape future of forests


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son has announced that his
department is launching a major
planning project to help shape the
future of forests in Florida.
"How are our forests going to
continue to provide the. wood,
clean water, recreation and diver-
sity of wildlife 25 years. from.
now?" Mr. Bronson is asking.
"And what do we want them to
look like 25 years from now?"
As a result of development,
hurricanes, wildfires, insect and
disease outbreaks and the
demand for forestry products,


Florida's forests today comprise
only 14 million acres down from
more than 20 million acres in the
1930's. Officials estimate that the
figure will decline to 12 million
acres by the year 2030.
The planning effort that is get-
ting underway will focus on how
the state manages what are
inevitable changes rather than
merely reacting to those changes.
Division of Forestry (DOF) offi-
cials have already taken the first
step, assessing the present condi-
tions of forests in Florida, and the
public can review that assess-
ment by visiting DOF's website at
www.fl-dof.com.


The public is encouraged to
participate by attending one bf a
series of six workshops that will
be held around the state later this
month to solicit opinions on the
future of forests in Florida The
dates, cities and locations are as
follows:
March 22 Milton Pen-
sacola Junior College, University
of Florida Bldg, Room 4902.
March 23 Tallahassee -
Eyster Auditorium, Conner Bldg.,
3125 Conner Blvd.
March 24 Lake City -
Columbia County Extension Ser-
vice, 164 SW Mary Ethel Lane.
March 29 Tavares Lake


County Ag/Horticulture Ext. Ser-
vice, 30205 State Road 19.
March 30 Palmetto- Mana-
tee County Ag Center/Fair-
grounds, Kendrick Auditorium,
1303 17th St. West.
March 31 Lantana Lan-
tana Recreation Center, 418 South
Dixie Highway
The regional workshops will
be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and
will be lead by a professional facil-
itator.
A draft plan on the future of
forests in Florida is expected to be
posted on the DOF website next
fall, and the public will be asked
to comment on it.


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Florida Citrus crop continues to decrease


'The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) released the
March citrus crop forecast for the
2004-2005 season, showing a
decrease from the February esti-
mate.
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture (USDA) released the
March citrus crop forecast for the
2004-2005 season, showing a
decrease from the February esti-
mate.
The USDA expects the state's
orange crop to produce 153 mil-
lion boxes during the 2004-05 sea-


son, a decrease of 9 million from
February. The forecast for early
and midseason varieties is down
3 million boxes to a total of 81
million boxes, which includes 2.5
million boxes of Navels. This
decrease is in response to utiliza-
tion figures that are short of previ-
ous estimates. The Valencia esti-
mate is also down 6 million boxes
to 72 million boxes this season
due to historically small fruit size
and continued higher than nor-
mal fruit drop.
"So far the estimated decrease


in the citrus crop has not impact-
ed the price that consumers are
paying for orange juice at the
store," said Andy LaVigne, execu-
tive vice president/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual. "However, as
inventories continue to decrease
the higher fruit prices may eventu-
ally work their way through to the
consumers."
The Grapefruit estimate
remains unchanged at 13 million
boxes. For specialty fruit, the
USDA predicts 700,000 boxes of
Temples; 1.5 million boxes of tan-


gelos; and 4.5 million boxes of
tangerines, including 2.5 million
boxes of early varieties and 2 mil-
lion boxes of Honeys.
The Florida citrus industry has
a $9.1 billion economic impact to
the state, employs nearly 90,000
people and covers 750,000 acres
in the state.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded
in 1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower's organization with more
than 11,000 grower members. For
more information, please visit
www.flcitrusmutual.com.


Alico opens nominating committee director search


LABELLE Alico, Inc. (Nas-
daq: ALCO), an agribusiness com-
pany operating in central and
southwest Florida, with real estate
holdings of approximately 141,000
acres, announced today that its
Nominating Committee has
retained C. W. Sweet Incorporat-
ed, a national executive search
firm, to assist in connection with
its search to find qualified new
independent directors to serve on
the Alico Board.
Gregory Mutz, chairman of the
Nominating Committee stated that
"the.Nominating Committee of the
Alico Board is dedicated to select-
ing nominees who have demon-
strated character and integrity in
their professional careers and who
will add value to the Company's
Board and its business by reason
of their expertise, business acu-
men, interest in the Company and
previous business experience and
accomplishments." Mr. Mutz
noted that the Committee deems it
important to have a majority of the
Board who meet the independ-
ence requirements of Nasdaq


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and at least three of whom meet
the requirements of Market Rule
4350(d)(2) relating to qualifica-
tions for service on and independ-
ence of audit committee mem-
bers. Additionally, at least one of
the nominees must meet the
requirements to serve as an Audit
Committee Financial Expert as
defined in Item 401(h) of Regula-
tion SK as promulgated by the
Securities & Exchange Commis-
sion.
The Nominating Committee
will give preference of considera-
tion to candidates for nominees
who. possess expertise and or
experience in the businesses in
which the Company is currently
engaged or may engage in the
foreseeable future. These busi-
nesses include Agri Business,
Insurance, Finance and Real Estate
Management and Development.
Preference of consideration will
also be given to persons who have
demonstrated strategic planning
skills, strong business back-
grounds and experience with pub-


lic company governance. Finally,
Mr. Mutz noted that the Committee
will also consider the elect ability
of potential candidates as a part of
its decision making process.
Mr. Mutz noted that a share-
holder wishing to recommend to
the Nominating Committee a can-
didate for election as a director
must submit the recommendation
in writing, addressed to. the Nomi-
nating Committee, care of the
Company's corporate secretary at
the address of the Company's
headquarters, P.O. Box 338,
LaBelle, Florida, 33975-0338. Mr.
. Mutz noted that such recommen-
dations must be submitted prior to
March 31, 2005 in order to meet
the Company's time table for
selecting new nominees. Each
nominating recommendation
must include the name and the
number of shares of Alico, Inc.
owned by the shareholder or
group of shareholders making the
recommendation and if such hold-
ings are in street name a certifica-
tion of beneficial ownership from
the record holder, the name,


address and telephone number of
the proposed nominee, any rela-
tionships between. the recom-
mending shareholder and the pro-
posed nominee and the
qualifications of the proposed
nominee to serve as a director
including the qualifications of such
nominee to serve on the Audit
Committee of the Board of Alico,
Inc. under applicable regulations
of the Nasdaq Stock Market and
the Securities Exchange Commis-
sion.
The' recommendation must
also be accompanied by the con-
sent of the proposed nominee to
serve if nominated and the agree-
ment of the nominee to be con-
tacted by and supply additional
information to the Nominating
Committee, if the Nominating
Committee decides in its discre-
tion to ask for additional informa-
tion. Mr. Mutz noted that a com-
plete copy of the Nominating
Committee's charter and operat-
ing procedures will be posted on
the Company's web site, www.ali-
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Chief
Continued From Page 1
two vehicles, each taking a differ-
ent section of the city, and will
offer invaluable information to
the officers while on the road.
The ideal scenario is to have
the citizens report suspicious or
illegal activity to the officers or to
help in the rare chance that they
happen upon an accident or a
person in distress. Citizens will
not be dealing directly in


Arrest
Cofitinued From Page 1
car. The suspect's vehicle, at the
intersection of Southwest 5th
Street and Southwest Avenue E,
slowed as if getting ready to stop,
but suddenly accelerated past the
red light.
The car made two sharp turns
along streets running to the north,
as though trying to escape deten-
tion by police. While winding
down the streets and coming to a
stop at least once before coming


quelling those scenarios that
might seem dangerous or
unsafe.
With the ability of having less
than a handful of officers out on
the road at any given time, having
a handful more citizens looking
out for them goes a long way, the
chief said.
"It is very important for citi-
zens to get involved," said Chief
Gonzalez. "My goal is to see us all
working as one then nothing
could take us apart."
Prospective COP participants
are urged to participate. There are


to a final stop, the car continued
moving in a reckless manner. It
stopped four feet from the curb-
side at 401 West Avenue A.
Officers waiting for back up
ordered the driver to turn the car
off and put his hands in the air,
but the driver did not comply.
After reinforcing the instruction,
officers saw the man comply. The
man was told to walk backwards
towards the police car and did so
with difficulty.
Officers took note of the strong
smell of alcohol on the man's
breath and his slurred speech. He
had "glassy, red eyes and stared


no prerequisites sought by the
department, other than to fill the
COP roles with volunteers with
clean records. Volunteers will
work with the police department
in setting a few hours of patrol
here and there, the chief said.
The second program is the
institution of a citywide neighbor-
hood crime watch.
Similar to the -neighborhood
programs found across America,
the citywide crime watch, the
chief hopes, will take a much
more comprehensive and unified
approach to ridding crime


into the distance."
He said he had been at Club
21, where he had two or three
drinks. Because of the weather
conditions that night, officers
handed the driver, 38-year-old
Ronald Wayne Haulcomb, to the
sheriff's office for blood alcohol
testing.
Officers found a partially emp-
tied glass beer bottle between the
driver and passenger seat, anoth-
er unopened glass bottle behind
the driver and a half-emptied 24-
pack of beer.
Haulcomb is said to. have
refused testing for blood alcohol


throughout the city.
Having three or four people in
each neighborhood to just watch
out, he said, should prove a suc-
cessful deterrent to crime activity.
"If citizens see someone walking
across a neighbor's yard who
they think is suspicious, they can
call us," he said.
Each of the two programs
have already stirred interest
among residents, the chief said,
with seven people from the
Amaryllis Garden neighborhood
alone asking how they could join
in the neighborhood crime watch


and, according to the incident
report, behaved in a curious man-
ner at the jail. He asked to use the
women's restroom and was
denied the request, asked to use
the men's restroom instead. At
the denial, in the booking area, he
"exposed his genitalia and urinat-
ed on the floor where he was
standing."

He was arrested and faced
charges of driving under the influ-
ence of alcohol, fleeing and elud-
ing a marked police car, reckless
driving and driving without head-
lights.


program.
With such a small staff at the
police department, every bit
helps, said the chief. "Because of
the lack of officers, this will help
tremendously," he said.
If you are interested in joining,
or would like to learn more, you


are asked to attend a meeting
April 4 at the police station at 7
p.m. Though the meeting will be
on the citizens on patrol program,
the chief invites those interested
in any of the two programs to
attend. The chief can also be
reached at the police department,
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it asked what the next step was in
the process. Mr. Torcivia said that
he would continue working with
the city clerk in the search for doc-
uments that could help to clear
the issue, but if that failed, he said,
would have to resort to an alter-
native way of correcting the issue.
Mr. Torcivia said that the possi-
bility of tapping the memory of all
of the commissioners who served
during the time of the ordinance's
approval might provide the city


Hospital
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decided to offer the $30 million
after considering the money the
district had in reserves.
".What is the largest number
we could pledge without having a
financial impact on other pro-
grams," Mr. Chenette asked the
board?
It also wanted to avoid having
to raise the millage rate through-
out the county to support the con-
struction of a new hospital.
Early discussions with the
group conducting the master plan
have the hospital costing any-
where from $50 to $70 million,
with a safe figure placed at
approximately $65 million. Mr.
Chenette agrees that there will
have to be other alternatives
explored in coming up with the
rest of the funding necessary, but


with an answer. If the majority of
the commissioners that served at
the time sign affidavits agreeing
with Mayor Wilson's and Com-
missioner Garrett's explanation,
that intent will stand.
The city attorney also touched
on the legality of the ordinance,
under any terms. According to
him "there's an issue whether a
commission can bind a future
commission," on a matter such as
the longevity plan. Another legal
issue presents itself when a com-
mission attempts to make mone-
tary contributions such as the
longevity plan describes, without
having a tangible service ren-


*said that it is also necessary to
know the final cost before moving
ahead with seeking philanthropic
and, possibly, federal appropria-
tions.
"We make. this designation in
anticipation of their [TriBrook's]
recommendation. We don't have
the bottom-line total," he said,
adding, "we're a little ahead of the
plan."
With the completion of the
master plan in June, and knowing
the full balance of the cost, said
Mr. Chenette, the district will
move forward with developing a
financial plan to address the
shortfall.
District Board Vice-Chair David
Goodlett, who is also the vice
president of government and
community relations for the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative of
Florida, said it was time that
health care in the Glades moved
forward. Citing the closure of the


dered. "It's such a difficult issue in
the absence of a tape," he said.
"We need to find closure one
way or another," Commissioner
Don Garrett said at the meeting.
At the mention that the city
would be unable to continue the
program under the current finan-
cial atmosphere, Commissioner
Sherrie Dulany said the city finds
itself in a potentially litigious
place. "I would hate for us to lose
more money from the lawsuits,"
she said.
. "I really think the next step is
talking to the commissioners,"
said Mr. Torcivia. "You want to
have the truth of what happened.


hospital in Pahokee a few years
back, and taking note of the hard-
ship being experienced by the
Hendry County hospital in Clewis-
ton, Mr. Goodlett looked at the
possibility that the hospital serve
as a viable option, not only in the
Glades, but throughout the imme-
diate area.
"We re interested in having a
system that will provide a mod-
ern-day healthcare delivery sys-
tem," he said.
Though Glades General has
operated since the 1940s, it is time
to address a new facility, he said.
"It appears it would be very diffi-
cult to bring that facility up to
standard."
Though too early to tell, Mr.
Goodlett said he would like to see
the hospital placed in a central-
ized location, somewhere possi-
bly between Pahokee and Belle
Glade, so more can have access
to the services offered by the


Right now, the facts are unclear."

Mr. Torcivia said the possibility
that the ordinance was depend-
ent on the city's ability to pay is a
very realistic possibility. Judging
from the fact that no city employ-
ee from the inception of the ordi-
nance has lodged a formal com-
plaint with the city's personnel
department,, it seems clear that
nobody expected the money to
be paid out every year, he argued.

"The next year, there would be
a grievance," Mr. Torcivia said.
"There would be a protest. Some-
thing."


future hospital.-
Mr. Goodlett, a member of the
board that voted to designate the
$30 million, agreed that the board
wanted "the maximum amount
available," to propel the project
forward. The board handed a
unanimous decision in support of
the designation.
The board waits on the master
plan, after which they will review
and make additional recommen-
dations in order to begin building
the hospital.
In the meantime, Mr. Goodlett
is happy about the work being
done to address the needs of the
area.
"There is nothing that I look
forward to more in the Glades
than growth and diversity," Mr.
Goodlett said. "We need good
schools and good health care and
I'm proud to be a part of some-
thing that will serve as a corner-
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Office: 863.675.6321
Fax: 863.675.3967
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(863) 902-9494


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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
805 N. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven
(863) 946-1233


Law Offices of
Robert L. Vaughn, PA.
Bankruptcy Wrongful Death
Personal Injury' Family Law/Divorce
112 WC. Owen, Clewiston
863-902-9211
530 Main St., LaBelle
863-675-7719
2080 Collier Ave., Ft. Myers
239-936-9393






370 Holiday Isle Blvd.
Clewiston
8-63-983-3181

DEN Y FOR EN a Fa
Alan L. Weiland DDS
Master of the Academy of General Dentistryi
FAMILY & COiSMEIC DENTISTRY OF TIE GIADES
316 East Trinidad Ave..
Clewiston, FL 33440
863-983-6347or 983-4901
Toll Free 877-983-6347


FURNITURE
CLEARANCE CENTER
The Blocker Family has turned
their LaBelle Showroom into a
Furniture Clearance Center.
359 W Hickpoochee Ave
LaBelle, FL
863-675-2132


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301 N. 15th St,
239-657-1600

LTreasure Coast Dermatology
Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D. PhD
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Okeechobee
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Ft. Pierce: (772) 595-5995
Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
Stuart: (772) 219.2777
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MEDICAL CENTER
500 W. So m. I,, CEWISTiON
863-983-9121


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Clewiston, Florida 33440
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COUNTRY HOMES &

LAND REAL ESTATE
Kathy Hutchins
Li cReao Estate Broker
Office: 863-612-0551
Fax: 863-612-0553
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LaBelle, FL 33935
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Land & Grove 3 Tracts 443.9 Total Acres

OBtslandid g Road Frentage!

Incredible Developmeat Tratsl

Tract 1: "The Lake Place" 120.4 Acres
1.600 ft. frontage on State ioad 70 Offered in 6 Parcels
Tract 2: "The McJunkin Block" 93.5 Acres
2,977 ft. frontage on State Road 70* Offered in 5 Parcels
Tract 3: "The Gould Block" 230 Acres
Offered in 5 Parcels

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day it appears. In case of an
inadvertent error, please noti-
fy us prior to the deadline list-
ed. We will not be responsible
for more than 1 incorrect
insertion, or for more than the
extent of the ad rendered val-
ueless by such errors.
Advertiser assumes responsi-
bility for all statements, names
and content of an ad, and
assumes responsibility for any
claims -against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all copy, and to
insert above the copy the word
"advertisement". All ads.
accepted are subject to credit
approval. All ads must conform
to Independent Newspapers'
style and are restricted to
their proper classifications.
Some classified categories
require advance payment.
These classifications are
denoted with an asterisk *.
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


LAND & GROVE AUCTION!
Lake Placid, FL 11AM, Sat
Mar 26 443.9+/- Total
Acres 3 Tracts Offered in
16 Parcels. Preview: 1-
5PM, Sat. March 19 Call
for details: (800)257-
4161 Higgenbotham Auc-
tioneers
www.higgenbotham.com
ME Higgenbotham, CAI FL
Lic #AU305/AB158.


BLUE PIT PUPS (2)- Male &
Female, vicinity of NW
12th St., Childrens pets,
please return!! Reward of-
fered. (863)467-9713 or
(863)697-8685.

CAT M, Black, Gold eyes,
white marking Vic of Rt 80
& Ford Thompson Please
call 863-675-1634

LLEWELLIN SETTER- (F),
white w/blk spots, last
seen in Civic Ctr/Airport
area. (863)634-8822.


LOST DOGS- both 1/ bull-
dog, 12 Cane Corso, broth-
er & sister, she is light
brindle, he is dark brindle,
any info please call
(863)467-6763 or 634-


mix 9WK z-m
(863)763-6524


MOBILE HOME
single wide, good condition,
you must haul.
(863)673-2697





BELLE GLADE- Sat, Mar
19th, 8am-?, 501 NE 1st
St., Fum, name brand
clothes, household goods
and much more!

VENDERS Hugh supply Yard
Sale items left over Great
for Flea Market $250 863-
675-6214/674-1065-

SEEKING SOUL MATE
White Male, Non Smoker,
Likes dancing, walks hold-
ing hands, quiet nights at
home seeks female
40-65 yr. (863)763-2990.

SINGLE WHITE MALE,
50 yrs old. New to area.
Seeking (F) Companion.
(863)801-3031.

Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123

DIVORCE$175-
$275*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.


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Our community newspapers
which include Caloosa Belle and
the Immokalee Bulletin have
opportunities for the right indi-
viduals seeking an exciting career
in advertising.

The ideal candidates will pos-
sess the following:

A SELF-MOTIVATOR, SELF-STARTER
WITH AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY,
COMPUTER SKILLS AND RELIABLE
TRANSPORTATION.

Interested applications should fill
out an application at the follow-
ing locations:

CALOOSA BELLE
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


IMMOKALEE
BULLETIN
22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935

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:
561-992-4165
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Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people


Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
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sale in the classifieds
and make your clean up a
breezel


NOW HIRING
Glades Ford is looking for the following:
*Experienced Salespeople
*Certified Technicians
*Certified Transmission Mechanic
*Part-time Retiree's as Drivers
* Office Manager Trainee (knowledgeable in
accounting and automotive experience helpful)
Excellent pay plan advancement
available, great benefits.
Many opportunities.

Apply in Person

525 N.W Avenue L* Belle Glade, FL 33430
Call 561-992-4000
Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
ANNUAL PAY SCALE: $19,000-$27,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS,
HEALTH CARE AND STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Must be able to plan, prioritize, assign,
supervise the work of staff involved in emergency man-
agement activities. Must be able to perform a variety of
responsible duties related to the Emergency
Management Operations, handling special projects and
other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Applicant must
be available and prepared to respond to any emergency/
disaster or potential emergency disaster seven (7) days
a'week, twenty-four (24) hours a day. Must be able to
react calmly and promptly during an emergency/disaster
crisis for a prolonged period of time. Knowledge of the
principles and functions of emergency management and
knowledge of local, state and federal emergency re-
sponse agencies a plus. Must have the ability to interpret
federal and state laws to formulate policy for implemen-
tation at local level. Must be. able to organize and mobi-
lize personnel and resources for any emergencies. Must
be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally
and in writing. Must possess computer knowledge and
skills. Must be able to perform any other related work as
assigned or required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or
Equivalent
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Emergency
Management
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00-5:00 PM-5days per week
(except as noted above)
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County
Application, Copy of valid Florida Drivers License
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
Post Office Box1018
Moore Haven, FI 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


LIBRARY
ASSOCIATE II


(Circulation, Belle Glade Branch)
$12.42/hr. Requires HS/eq. and 2 years of
college-level course work (must specify--60-
semester/90-quarter hours or an AS/AA); OR
HS/eq. and 1 year of college-level course
work (must specify--30-semester/45-
quarter hours); 2 years of experience work-
ing in a library. Visit www.pbcaov.com for
detailed position description and an employ-
ment application. Submit application/resume
and any Veterans' Preference documentation
for receipt by 5 pm 3/25/05 to Palm Beach
County Human Resources, 50 S. Military
Trail #210, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
FAX:(561)616-6893. EO/AA M/F/D/V
(DFWP)


Employment


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Emp ment 215
Part-lime 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ADMINISTRATIVE
ASSISTANT
Must have computer skills
and knowledge of general
office work. Bi lingual a
plus, Fax resume to
(561)924-9670.

CHEF WANTED Exp on Char
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.
DOMINOES PIZZA
Seeking Good drivers
with dependable
vehicles. Apply within.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos,
Teams & Graduate Stu-
dents. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equil Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
Drivers- Owner Ops & Co.
Drivers Needed Now! Run
SE Only or SE, Mid-AtI,
MW Regional, 0/O's -No
Forced Dispatch, Good
Pay plus Fuel (866)250-
4292.


Everglades Federal
Credit Union Looking
for Teller. Apply In per-
son, Mall resume to
1099 W. Ventura Ava.
Clewiston FL 33440 or
e-mail efcu@earthlink.
net or fax
9RR.fN9 A9t9
Everglades Federal Credit
Union Receptionist need-
ed, Previous Phone Expe-
rience Preferred, Proficient
Word and Excel, Bilingual
a +. May apply in person,
mail resume to
1099 W. Ventura Ave,
email to:
efcu@earthlink.net
or fax 866-302-5212.


The GEO Group, Inc.

PSYCHOLOGICAL
SPECIALIST.
$35,000
LEAD COUNSELOR
(Substance Abuse)
Masters Degree, Certified
addiction professional
with mental health experience
0 RN's & LPN's'
The GEO Group, a worldwide
leader in privatized
Corrections, offers a challenging
and exciting opportunity.
We offer full benefits
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay
Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H




( MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings -in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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


Experienced tractor
operators needed to
apply herbicide in cit-
rus groves. Incentive
program & Benefits
Call 863/673-0206


Looking for part time
housekeeper 1 day a
week. Bilingual pfd, ref's
req'd. (863)983-1309
Find it faster. Sell It sooner
in the classified.


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THE SEMINOLE
TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Is seeking Medical Staff for our new Health
Clinic at our Immokalee Reservation. The
following positions are available:
ARNP: Active FL ARNP license. MS in Nurs-
ing Family Practice & cert. in Family Practice.
CRP/HIV cert. Primary care exp. preferred.
RN: Active FL RN license. BLS Cert. Exp in
primary care clinic preferred. Valid FL Driv-
er's license req.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT: Assist MD/ARNP w/
patients/procedures. Venipuncture, immuni-
zations, dressing changes, maintain exam
rooms. Home visits as needed. Grad. from
accredited MA program. Current CPR cert
and FL Driver's license req.
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST: Schedule appts.,
general clerical office duties, maintain recep-
tion area. HS diploma/GED req. Prior med.
office exp. req. Knowledge of medical termi-
nology pref. Computer exp. w/MS Office. Val-
id FL Driver's license.
Further details & application available at
www.seminoletribe.com. Resumes via email
to qaltman@semtribe.com; or fax to 954-
967-3477 or mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Road,
Hollywood, FL 33024.


Clerical
SUPERVISOR I
$34,733-$53,172 DOQ
The Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County
is seeking a career-minded candidate who
will directly supervise and coordinate the ac-
tivities of clerical staff for our Belle Glade of-
fice. Your duties will include: supervise, eval-
uate & train staff; prepare & update process-
es & procedures; and monitor work flow &
productivity of staff.
The ideal candidate will possess at least 5
years of supervisory experience in a custom-
er service environment. You must have prov-
en leadership capabilities and team building
skills as well as the ability to multi-task and
provide.daily work direction to staff. Comput-
er proficiency is required.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits
package.
Qualified candidates, please submit a
resume to: clerkjobs@co.palm-beach.fl.us;
or fax to: 561-355-3815. EOE
Clerk & Comptroller
for Palm Beach County.


UNITED STATES SUGAR CO.

Servers ... Dishwasher kh se
Bus Person ... Cooks L <^

We offer- GREAT PAY '
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.



'/ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY '
(#64031079)
Provides administrative support to Nursing
Director; Need self starter with good secre-
tarial skills & ability to use a variety of com-
puter software (i.e., word, excel, power
point, etc.). Must have valid Floirda driver's
license; background screening & finger-
printing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118
% I for more details. /


CITY OF CLEWISTON
Immediate Opening
Part time Pro Shop
Clerk/Bag Room Attendant.
Job description &
applications are available @
City Hall, Marilyn Mc Corvpy,
Human Resources,
115 W. Ventura Ave.
Position is open till filled.
EOE/DFWP.


LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
(#64084599)
LPN position working in LaBelle & Clewiston
Ryan White Title III program; assisting in
clinics; must be willing to learn or use tele-
medicine software & technology. Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus; must have valid
Florida driver'slicense; background screen-
ing & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133 for
more details.



OAKBROOK OF LABELLE $
Is now taking applications for: v
A Housekeeping, Floor Person, V
A Dietary Aide & CNA'S V
A Apply within: V
A Oakbrook of LaBelle
A 250 Broward Ave. v
A EOE v



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


Start at .31 per mile, loaded & Empty
Potential of .32 per mile. Assigned
2005 Tractors. Med, Dental, Bonuses
2 years OTR Exp. Required
CALL BETTY; 800-255-2161



TELEPHONE ADMINISTRATOR
POSITION IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
P/T position guaranteed 20 hours per
week. Duties include responding to inmate
correspondence & troubleshooting basic
telephone problems. Training provided for
qualified applicants. Knowledge of
Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
Please send resumes to:
austinresume@kricket.net
or fax to 877-293-1193
EOE M/F/V/H


SENIOR REGISTERED NURSE
(#64082773)
Position in Clewiston providing clinical pub-
lic health nursing. Must have valid Florida
driver's license; pre-employmenbt drug
testing, background screening & fingerprint-
ing required. EEO/AA
Call Pat @ 863-674-4041 x118 for more
details.


HEALTHFLORIDA
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 e-mail to
healthflorida@earthliik.net


THERAPEDIX,

Outpatient rehab seeks FT/PT
RPT, PTA, OTR, COTA, CRT,
aides, MSW. Fax resume to
863-675-7020 or email to
% healthflorida@earthlink.net


NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
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POSTAL POSITIONS
AVAILABLE Federal,
State, Local. $14.00-
$48.00+hr. No Experi-
ence necessary. Paid
Training and Full Benefits.
Entry Levels. Call 7 days
for information. (888)826-
2513 ext. 111.
TKM-Bengard Farms, LLC
and Cypress Cooling, LLC
are now hiring experienced
individuals for the follow-
ing position: Licensed CDL
drivers for buses and
trucks. Please apply in
person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430
(561) 996-1980

UP TO $4,000 WEEKLY!!
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OFFICE CLEANING
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Today! 800-922-1433.

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FLORIDA SUGAR
CANE LEAGUE
ENVIRONMENTAL
TECHNICIAN
Part lime (Approx. 24
hours per week).
H.S. Diploma & Valid
Florida Drivers
ULicense Required.
Call 902-2286 for
more informa-
Stion.



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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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QUALITY EXPRESS
TANK LINES
HIRING OTR DRIVERS


Umployment
PartSTime 215


AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individ-
ual to work with experimental sugarcane va-
rieties. Must be able to work in a team and
read and follow precise instructions, must
be able to perform heavy manual labor and
work in a hot, humid environment. Valid
driver's license, acceptable driving record,
and proof of legal residence required. Eng-
lish speaking, high school graduate pre-
ferred. Drug free employer, competitive sal-
ary and benefits offered. For additional infor-
mation call 561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply
in person at the USDA Experiment Station in
Canal Point, Florida.


LABOR 4) FINDERS
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
t $ 202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
Y (Across from Clewiston Inn) $
S(863) 902-94 94


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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Pl., (561)996-4524
-a: (561)996-9066
1324 S' m..A. Si.

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BOOKKEEPING
ACCOUNTING
Set-up and maintain,
bank reconciliations
financial, & all tax re-
ports
Semi-retired CPA now
accepting limited
accounts. Mike, cell
(863)243-1368,
office (863)465-1124

Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102
N. Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.







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


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


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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some extra
bucks when you sell your
used Items in the classi-
fleds.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc,560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 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 S Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- 31/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.

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MIXER, Sunbeam w/
beaters & -bread hooks.
Stainless steel, 2 bowls.
$45 (863)983-1848
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.



REFRI RATOR
AND STOVE
good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
(863)467-6088
WASHER & DRYER, full
size, both work fine, $65
for the pair. (863)946-
0296
WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition
$200 firm
(863)467-7953


*Full time Med.!Surg. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am, FL RN
Lic., 1 yr experience preferred will train new graduate,
Must 'i.e BLs. $3,000 Sign On Bonus
upprt RlVN for all nsg. areas- FL RN License w" at
ea rt I yr experience in area of expertise
*Full Time 5, i Services/UR Case Manager-FL RN
Lc., 5y., h.piita e rienc. a [JLu;
LPNi&H
*FL LPN Lic.& IV Cer., Prof of cert. in IV Therapy
req. Full, Pir, Tbowe & Perdim P'ei.,:', tA, iti-
Home Health
'Full tinme R-pie'm- Nur,e'
SPhysical Thrip, i A mir, c. l 2, IT. ,n .er 5,r_, or
Rehab Nu,:trg is required H.,T'-e Cjn. %,p ,s prrf
O.R. Staff Nurse
*FL RN Lic ACL.S fALS c-rrit;e.
C .' 0 R. drered bu r. requ.,',
Respiratory Therapist
Per Diem, CRT or RRT preferred. ,tah, mminmurri, two
(2)years eeprnner in, .idult and gn-rl pr,.i,ni 'rre.
BLS and ACLS are required 9S2J ('1 HR
Competitive Salary / Excellent Berefits
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-.079 or Fax resume to: 863-9.3-0805
Drug Free Workplace OE


Flea Treatments


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CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventum Ave Clewiston, FL 33440
Gi3V-983-9S45


WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.


TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794.


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

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.


PIONEER BUILDING SALE
"Rock Bottom Prices!"
SBeat Next Price Increase.
Go direct/save. 20x26.
25x30. 30x40. 30x44.
,35x50. 40x60. 45x90.
50x100. 60x180. Others.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMaster Build-
ings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect
Garage/Workshop/Barn.
Call (800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-.
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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100l x2' =$3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.

STEEL BUILDINGS EZ
BUILD AISC Certification -
Office/Warehouse, Shop/
Garage, Arena/Barn,
Hangers. A plant near you!
Will beat any price or
$205. (800)993-4660,
www.unlversalsteel.com.



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


SENCO ROOFING Coil Nailer
scv4 or /4 box 1VA roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679


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


Sports Cards, 6000+,
Baseball, Football, Hockey
& Basketball, 1990-2000,
$1,00. (863)697-8547


COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd, mouse ,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.

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


PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.

CHEST
Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
(863)763-0634.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 End Ta-
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
1702
COFFEE TABLE
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
COUCH & COMPUTER
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
.$700. (239)353-0936.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041
DAYBED COVER
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.
(863)634-0936.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Storage Bench
This do-it-yourself storage bench project is sure to
be a big hit out on the patio or by the pool this spring.
Measuring 72 inches long by 24 inches deep by 31
inches tall, it features a generous cabinet underneath
its hinged, padded seat, perfect for storing barbecue,
gardening or even pool supplies. Casters make it
easy to move the bench into the shade or around the
patio as needed. The storage bench is made almost
entirely of exterior-grade plywood, and full-size
traceable patterns and detailed assembly diagrams
make construction a snap. '
Storage Bench plan (No. 423)... $8.95
Outdoor Furniture Package (No. C94)
Four other projects... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00
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Part-time Proof Reader/News Clerk wanted for the Clewiston News office,

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

cant who has some news experience, writing experience, diital photograph

know.how, and/or is proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word
programs. Salary is DOE,




To apply: x resumes to (863)M983.7537,

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

6 West Sugarland HighwayClewiston FL, 33440



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




FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


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

The successful applicant must be a self-motivated individual with strong

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

digital photography is helpfl, Duties will include the coverage of government

meetings in both counties, fulfilling assignments on time, creating communi-
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Toapply: Fax resumes to (83)983-753I,

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

626 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston BFL, 334,



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DESK WITH HUTCH
Ladies French
Provincial. $50.
(863)610-0020.
DINING RM SET- solid
wood, table, 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
GLASS DINING SET
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mo old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702


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



GOLF CART 4 sweater 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.

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the classified and make
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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.
Shop here first!
The classified ads.


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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classified.


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SPA! Overstocked! New 7
person spa-Loaded! In-
cludes cover, delivery &
warranty. $2999, was
$5999. (888)397-3529.


TRL. STEPS
$10good shape
(865)924-9228
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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-
0627.



EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry. wood finish,'
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.
One man's trash is another
man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classi-
fieds. ... .


BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(863)634-2424

EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364:.
or 863-673-0476.

MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
(863)946-3857.

YELLOW CRESTED COCKAL
TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & acc. $1500
(239)633-2654


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YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
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Sale, $695. Call (561)
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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.



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

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




4Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
,Farm Feed/Products 810
'Farm Miscellaneous 815
'Farm Produce 820
:Farm Services
'Offered 825
'Farmn Sappies/
;Services Wanted 830
'Fertilizer 835
;Horases 840
.Landscapig
*Supples 845
'Lawn & Garden 850
Lhvestock 855
vPoultry/Supplies 860
'Seeads/Plants/
Flowers 865



,QUARTER HORSE,. Reg. 4
k'r. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
SDoc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692
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1EG. APPALOOSA- 4yrs
old, rideable, w/saddle,
bridle, and tack, $1500.
(863)467-1421.

WESTERN SADDLE-, 4
inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275., Call evenings
(863)675-4098




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

,Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113


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HIDING M ER 42"
Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105. .

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



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







,Apartments 905
SBusiness Places 910
Commercial
SProperty 915
SCondos/
Townhouses Rent 920
rFam Property -
"-Rent 925
House Rent 930
0Land Rent 935
SResort Property
'Rent 945
SRoommate 950
SRooms to Rent 955
BStorage Space -
0Rent 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.

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

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


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

561-993-1160


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.


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


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ESTABLISHED BAIT
TACKLE & MARINE
SUPPLY BUSINESS
located adjacent to
Public Boat Ramp
(863)675-8828 days



"*MwYourN
THE AFFrORDNLE DREAM
BEAUTIFUL
4 Bdrm., 2 Bath
Double Wide Home
on 2+ Acres in
Secluded Area.
Great Kitchen w/lsland,
2 Large Porches.
Great Home or
Private Weekender.
$124,900.
Call Sharon Talbott @
863-699-0404
C.S. Edwards Realty,
Inc. Licensed
Real Estate Broker

HOUSE W/CL/LOT
2BR2BA Irg. secn rm. Irg 2
.. car ga. al under 1 Hip Rf.,
(239)250-5580 aft. 6pmr


Grand Opening Land Salel
SO. 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.



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



40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
$485,000 (239)340-
0501.


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.

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


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Selling a car?
Look in the classified.


Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
Pick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
items in the classifieds.


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 Companry,
New Bern, NC (800)566-
5263,
www.shinelanding.com.


FORECLOSED GOVT
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low down. For listings
800)501-1777 ext.


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! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
able. Call (800)564-5092
x96.


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)426-2326 or email:
landyetiveg@aol.com.


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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


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FRONT ONLY $39,900. New & Used Utility Trailers 4065
Great All Sports lake to Mobil H n 4070
fish, boat, swim or just re- Mobile Homes: Vans, 4070
lax. Call for details, MLC Land Home Packages
(866)920-5263. as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106 CHEVY BERETTA '95,
Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF Owner Financing 130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
HOMESITE $208.03/MO. ON MOBILE HOMES $1875. (863)763-6591.
Upscale Golf Community & LANDCHEVY CAMARO,
set amid Dye designed 18 Call 863-228-1405 '91, T-Tops, Runs
hole course in Carolina SINGLE WIDE 1993: good. $2500.
Mountains. Breathtaking SINGLE Wa 0 (561)996-4473.
views. Near Asheville NC. 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000 (1)996-4473.
A sanctioned Golf Digest (239)657-4614 FORD ESCORT
Teaching Facility! Call toll- '96, Good condition.
free (866)334-3253 ext $900.
f832ree253 ext Trailer, '93, 33 ft., w/Fla. (772)359-5144.
www.cherokeevalleysc.c- room & bedroom addition,
om Price: $59,900, 10% carport for boat storage, LINCOLN TOWNCAR, '94-
down, balance financed nice landscaping, located Signature series, "122K,
12 months at 4.24% fixed, in Fisheating Bay Condo in good. cond, moon roof,
one ear balloon. OAC Lakeport, You own your $3500 (570)241-4388.
own lot, w/clubhouse, MERC TOPAZ '90, For
RelEsaeheated pool, boat ramp w/ parts only $500. or
Lake Okeechobee access. best offer. You haul.
Great Park! Only $35,000 (863)983-4154.
WATERFRONT PROPERTY 863-946-3718 NISSAN MAXIMA '92
Wanted in Taylor Creek or 859-391-8733rNSgodmust sell
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In runs good must sell
any cond. 772-370-6252 $2500 or best offer
YELLOW STONE 30' (863)697-1.600
oi uMobile. FI/room, Water front Place your ad online at
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Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- RRet 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020 Boats 3005 CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
-. Campers/RVs 3010 8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
Mobil5 Jet Skls 3015 en daily, rare model,
SMarine Accessories 3020 $6000. (863)697-6433.
Marine Miscellaneous3025 DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
2 or 3 Bedroom Mobile Motoreycles 3030 & runs new. Cherry red
Homes For Rent Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
6Stanton Mobile 3-983-8106 Homes AT. $3900 863-763-6069
83880 Ba WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
DECK BOAT, '92 Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
LABELLE '2001, 3BR/2BA 26ft, with trailer, $7000 Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
fenced yard,$80,000. or (863)675-4691 leDanger R/T or Super-Bee.
rent $800 mo. Call for de- Dve. 215-947-1567 0 John
tails. 863-234-9540. Eve215-947-1567
JOHN BOAT
14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.
OUB WIDE br 2a CHEVY '83, 3 ton, Long
Exc. cond.-$1000 down' KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1 bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
$579. mo. With ood seater, $500 or best offer. 38.5 tires. $5000. Or best
credit only. 239-571-0449. (863)673-1574 offer. (863)634-0936.
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Place your ad online at Topper incl. $600. (863)
Financing Available: http://www2.newszap.com/ 763-4032 or 763-7144.
y Hre pa Here classfl.html or mailto:
StantHeon MobePay Homes classad@newszap.com CHEVY SURBAN, 1982
Marginal Credit O.K. 1 owner, good condition,
Call 1-800-330-8106 Call863 $2,500.-4317
or 863-983-8106 Call 863-675-4317.
PONTOON OAT, 20'- new CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
trailer, new floor and runs good will trade for
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp pick up $1700. or best of-
HANDY MAN SPECIAL '93 Johnson motor, call for info. fer (863)763-0072.
Fleetwood 14'x 50' 2BR, $4000. (863)674-1105..
1BA,(863)675-6651 Call. CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
after 6pm or leave msg. '85 runs & in good shape
RANGER CHEROKEE BASS $1250 or best offer
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully (863)763-0072.
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR2 BA equipped, Ranger Trailer, F250 SUPER DUTY '99-
LIBET 9' 3 BR,2 BA excellent condition, $6500 Power stroke diesel,
Must be moved. So. Bay, Fla (561)213- camper top, bedliner,
Eager to sell! $22,000. 6103. camper top, bedliner,
863-675-4540/677-3091 class 4 hitch, shift on the
8/fly, 65K miles, $21,000,
(561)924-2005 4-8pm.

LOT W/MOBILE HOME FREE INTERNET ADVERTI- JEEP Grand Wagoneer 84
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat SING- if your item is worth Camo paint job
fenced yard w/w carpet over $100 and priced to runs & looks good
$80,000 (863)983-7457 sell, I will advertise it for $1000.(863)673-0920
Free on the Intemet.
Campers, boats, RV's, G t s 40
bulk items, motorcycles,
LOT W/MOBILE HOME or anything any condition. Golf Carts,
3BR/2BA cent. AC/Heat (863)228-2761. Gas or Electric
fenced yard w/w carpet Buy and Sell
$80,000 (863)983-7457. Call (863)824-0878


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005-034-CP
IN RE: Estate of
MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Admilnistration)
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 Summar
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.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is March 10,2005.
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No.0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Minnie Williams
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle. FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800
Fax No.: 863-675-4998
Minnie Williams
3004 W. Briarwood Circle
LaBelle, FL 33935
559083 CGS 3/10,17/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Probate/Guardianship Division
File No.: 2004 098 CP
Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAVONNE SALES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Lavonne Seales, deceased, File
Number 2004-098-CP, Is pending
in the Hendry County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER TH E DATEOF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
Sand other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATED OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 17, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Elizabeth Richardson
P.O. Box 1681
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
The Palge Law Firm
349 NW. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
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The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on March'28 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 16th St.
1990 Cadillac 4DR
VIN #1660D5338L4370231
560450 CGS 3/17/05



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



NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital
Authority Financial Commit-
tee will conduct their month-
lybusiness meeting on
thursday, March 31,2005 at
10:00 a.m. In the Conference
Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West
Sugadrand Highway, Clewis- .
ton, Florida.
560579 CGS 3/17/05



PUBLIC NOTICE
ANYONE knowing the whereabouts of
JEANNIE COTTOM ESTATE, please
contact Attorney William R. Aaron
II, at 13424 Hooper Road, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana 70818, Tele-
phone (225) 261-3431.
560928 CGS 3/17,24/05



PUBLIC SALE
Notice Is hereby given that on March
19, 2005 at 11 0 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 FlRores, M-1
Misc. items
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Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

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Campers-RV's


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
HBEBERT L. DAVIS, A/K/A HER-
BERT A. DAVIS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HERBERT L. DAVIS A/
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, Florida, 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 3/10 17

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2004-152 CP
IN RE: Estate of
RAYMOND R. RUSHIN,
Deceased
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Raymond R. Rushin, deceased,
whose date of death was July 20,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number Is 722-10-5300, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Hendry
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 2004-152
CP, P.O. Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
neys are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
Sand other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER. THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 17, 2005.
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for Minnie Williams
P.O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone: 863-675-5800
Fax No.: 863-675-4998
Robert E. Murray
Personal Representative
1209 Alex Blvd.
LaBelle, FL 33935
560462 CGS 3/17,24/05


LEGAL NOTICE


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
DEFENDANTSIS)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, descnbed 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, RFl 33471, at
11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of March 2005.
Dated this 1st day of March, 2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, F I33619-1328
"In accordance with the Americans with Disabllflae Act, persons
needing a special accommodation to participate In thIs proceding
should contact the Individual or agency sending the notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notlce.n If hearing Impaired, (TDD) 1-BOO-955-8771 or 1-800-15-
8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service"
558312 CGS 3/10,17/05

NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
JOHN S. SILVA, CIVIL DIVISION
Plaintiff,
V. n CASE NO. 04-952 CA
WALTER E. BODERSEN; BODERSEN, unknown spouse of
Wallter E. Bodersen, if married, Defendants.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to Quiet Title, has been
filed and commenced In this court concerning that certain real property
located in Hendry County, Florida, pursuant to a Tax Deed, Cert. No.
3079 for the year 1998, as follows:
Lot 19, Block 2039, PORT LABELLE, UNIT 2, a Subdivision, according
to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 60, of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florida;
You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, If any, tothe
Complaint on ABRAMS & ABRAMS, P.A. attorneys for te Plaintiff,
whose address is 9400" South Dadeland Blvd., PH-3, Miami, RFlorida
33156, and file the original with the clerk of the above-styled court on or
before April11, 2005; otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief prayed for in the Complaint. The attorney for the Plaintiff has a
copy of the Complaint and will provide you with a copy of same upon re-
quest.
This notice shall be published once each week for four (4) consecutive
weeks. If no response Is received within the statutory time limit, a default
may be entered against you. Attorney or Plaintiff
David S. Abrams, Esq.
9400 South Dadeland Blvd., PH-3
Miami, Florida 33157
(305)670-9104
Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of Court
560870 CGS 03/17,24,31; 4/7/05

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
Hendry County Non Profit Housing Inc., will be receiving sealed bids for
furnishing all of labor and materials, performing all work necessary and
incidental as called for in the landscaping of Greentree East In Clewiston,
Florida. Bids are to be delivered to the office of Owen Luck, 90 Howe
Street or mailedto P.O. Box 1820, LaBelle, FL 33975 up until 12:00 p.m.,
March 31st, 2005. All bids received will be publicly opened and read
aloud at above address April 1st at 10:00 a.m.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
The landscape drawings may be examined and wording specifications
may be obtained from the office of Hendry County building Department,
100 East El Paso, Clewiston; or 112 South Lee Street, LaBelle.

Builders risk and Worker's Compensation insurance
will be required at the expense of the contractor.

Bidder must submit the following with their bid:
1. Proposal
2. List of proposed subcontractors
3. General company information, Including list of references for
similar type work.
4. Proof of General Liability Insurance and Worker's Compen-
sation Insurance.
The contract award will be based on an evaluation of the listed criteria.
559716 CB/CGS 3/17,24,31/2005



March 9, 2005
INVITATION TO BIDDERS
04-05-06
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., local
time Aprid 7, 2005 at City Hall, 115 West Venture Avenue, Clewiston,
Florida, at which time and place they will be opened and read aloud.
The bids submitted are for approximately 2,000 linear feet of sidewalk
construction or replacement. All materials furnisbed and all work per
formed shall be accordance with the plans and specifications pertaining
thereto, which may be examined at the Public Works Department, 1200
South Olympia Street, Clewiston, FL 33440.
.Each bid must be In a sealed envelope and clearly marked "SIDEWALK'
BID." Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to City HaUll, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. No responsibllty shall be attached to
any officers for the premature opening of a bid not properly addressed
and identified.
The City of Clewiston reserves the right to hold all bids for 60 days and
to reject any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors
and nformaltdes, or to accept the bid that in its judgement best serves
the City.
CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
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