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Thursday, March 24,2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 No. 42


At a Glance

School advisory
meeting
Pahokee Middle/Senior
High School will have its
monthly school advisory coun-
cil meeting, Monday, March 28,
at 6:30 p.m. in the school media
center. Parents and community
are invited to attend.
Black Gold
Jubilee Parade
This year is the 27th Annual
Black Gold Jubilee. Everyone is
invited to the parade April 9, at 10
a.m. The parade stars on the cor-
ner of NW Ave. L and Main St.
Parent entry forms are available
at the Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce. Deadline isApril 1.
Community
fun day
The Covenant Villas Youth
Mentoring program is hosting a
community fun day Hands
Park, March 25, from 10 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The purpose of this
event is to recruit youth
between the ages of 8-18 for the
after school mentoring pro-
gram. There will be free food,
drinks, and giveaways. Activi-
ties will include 3-on-3 basket-
ball, tug-of-war, sack racing,
bingo for parents, silk painting,
and world percussion. Music
will be available. For more
information, call Jeanette or
Quen, at.992-8258.
Dramatic
Easter Musical
"On a Hill Too Far Away" a
dramatic Easter musical will be
presented by the Celebration
Choir of First Baptist church, 17
N.W Avenue B, Belle Glade,
March 25-26 at 7 p.m. and March
27 at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion please call (561) 996-5596.
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
participating, please contact the
library at (561) 992-8393, for
more information. Ask for Eliz-
abeth or Deborah. The library is
also looking for volunteers to
judge the talent show. A judge
cannot be related to a partici-
pant in the talent show.
ESOL classes
Through a grant from the
J.P. Morgan Foundation, GCDC
is offering ESOL Classes for
Haitian and Hispanic residents
in the Glades community.
These classes will be held in the
following locations. St. Mary's
Catholic Church-1200 E; Main
Street, Pahokee-Father John
Marricante, Priest; 1st Haitian
Baptist Church-200 S.W
Avenue B. Belle Glade-Rev.
Morales St. Hiliare, Pastor. Mary
Ann Rogers-Bell is the instruc-
tor for these classes. Residents
interested in attending should
contact Carmen Canales, Elisa-
beth Joseph or Hilaria Cama-
cho at GCDC, (561) 992-9500.


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Company proposes

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza the operation would be located. Director Barbara Bell-Spence, Mr. farming
Those close to the plans say Blumberg has had several discus- culture ii
BELLE GLADE Having that the fish farm represents a sions with the city. take that
engaged in discussions since early unique effort in trying to reach the "The city is in the process of addition
this year, the city of Belle Glade is increasing numbers of workers reviewing his proposal and also in vided thr(
moving forward with helping a who have been laid off or will be the process of trying to secure fit into th(
Coral Springs based company laid off due to the continuing con- land from the state," said Ms. Bell- "Educ
locate a $300 million fish-farming solidation and decrease in sugar Spence. grounds
operation at the Belle Glade Busi- cane operations in the Glades From the discussions with Mr. play," sai(
ness Park. area. Blumberg's company, the city Ms. BE
Past the point of discussion, the Behind the move to locate in understands that it will provide focusing
city is actively trying to negotiate Belle Glade is Leonard Blumberg, much-needed jobs to the commu- and then
with the state of Florida to acquire whose company will be running nity, which already possesses a of acquire
an additional 300 acres next to the the fish farm. According to Belle workforce that his company had ect move
site of the present park, in which Glade Community Development been looking for. Familiar with start with


Afro Arts: Celebrating a culture


Staff photo/Jose. Zg_.agoza
Displaying a pride in African culture, she poses in full garb while selling pieces of
African souvenirs and gifts that would look fine in anyone's home. The Afro Arts Festi-
val, held March 19, proved a resounding success, with residents and folks ,from
throughout the area coming out to participate in the event in Belre Glade.


There was something for everyone at the Afro
Arts Festival over the weekend. Vendors with dif-
ferent crafts were on-hand to sell items and gifts.


Beacon Center


asks for support


from community
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza kee Elementary, the Beacon
Center has reported poor par-
PAHOKEE The Beacon ticipation.
Center is an organization intent Program Director Cornesha
on serving the public. With Dukes would like to see that
services and-programs catering .change.
to both youth and their parents, The concept of Beacon Cen-


the organization has tasked
itself with reaching out to the
community.
The problem, though, is that-
the community isn't reaching
back.
Perhaps because the public
generally has not been made
aware that the program serves
all, and not just a select few, in
the past three years since the
program's inception at Paho-


ters is a partnership of various
agencies that work together in
implementing the operation of
the centers. In this case, the
Beacon Center at Pahokee Ele-
mentary is a partnership
between a community-based
organization, the Housing Part-
nership, the school district and
is fully funded by the Children's
See Center Page 12


Children seemed to enjoy them-
selves by playing the games and
activities offered at the Afro Arts
Festival, held Saturday behind Lake
Shore Pool.


fish farm


and harvesting and agri-
n general, residents can
t knowledge and, with
il training that will be pro-
ough the company, easily
eir new jobs.
national or criminal back-
would not come into
d Ms. Bell-Spence.
ell-Spence said the city is
first on securing 50 acres
looking at the possibility
ing more land as the proj-
es forward. The idea is to
at least one processing


plant in the first parcel of land, she
said. Eventually, the company
plans on making use of 300 acres
of land.
The next step, of course, is
dependent on that factor -
whether the city can obtain the
land. Ms. Bell-Spence is hopeful
that the city will be successful in
acquiring that land. She looks for-
ward to the economic benefit of
getting the fish farm up and run-
ning.
See Fish Page 12


BGPD nabs



lost suspect
By Jose Jesus Zaragoza in last year's shooting death of
Allen Madison.
BELLE GLADE Thanks to The Belle Glade Police
the work of the Sanford Police Department had been search-
Department near Orlando, who ing for Thomas, who vanished
along with the Seminole Coun- shortly after investigators start-
ty Sheriff's Office, they appre- ed piecing together the details
ended a of Madison's death.
wanted fugi- A helicopter in the air and
tive the deputies on the ground assist-
Belle Glade ing the Sanford Police Depart-
Police ment, cornered Thomas, who
Department was hiding in a lake when units
now has a moved to apprehend him.
murder sus- He was arrested without
pect in cus- incident.
tody. A tip alerted the police
Investiga- Charles department to the where-
tors with the Lee Thomas about of Thomas. After receiv-
local police ing the tip, officers spotted the
department received a. call suspect near an apartment
Wednesday, March 15 from the complex. Thomas fled on foot
authorities at Sanford that and eluded police. Officers later
Charles Lee Thomas had been saw a man fitting the suspect's
apprehended. Thomas is
believed to have been involved See Suspect Page 12




Bonus pay



is questioned


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY The South
Bay City Commission approved
an incentive pay agreement
that recognizes City Manager
Tony Smith for having sought
and secured a number of
grants in his first year as man-
ager.
The contract, a perform-
ance-based one for the manag-
er, the only one of its kind in the
Glades, though used through-
out other areas in Palm Beach
County, rewards him for grants
brought in to the city at
$1,000 per grant.
Though approved by the
current sitting commissioners


when the manager was hired
over a year ago, several on the
commission expressed con-
cern with the contract terms.
Discussion prior to. the
approval of the ifem was a con-
tinuation of one several weeks
ago, with commissioners ask-
ing why the manager should be
rewarded for securing grants
that the city had received in the
past.
Grants offered for consider-
ation for the incentive pay were
all grants that the city received
following Mr. Smith's hire in
December of 2003. One of the
grants, a Community Develop-
See Incentives Page 12


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Planning the event
A committee planned an upcoming event that will showcase the events that unfolded
after the Hurricane of 1928. On April 8 at 7 p.m., there will be a special program, includ-
ing the viewing of the video entitled "The Night 2,000 Died" at the Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center as well as a talk by Eliot Kleinberg. Mr. Kleinberg has been a staff writer
for the Palm Beach Post since 1987. He has written seven books including "Black
Cloud," a 75th anniversary book on the great 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. Admittance
is free. Pictured: Brenda Bunting, Helen Franke, Phyllis Lilley, Leigh Woodham, Mary
Orsenigo and Ann Tyler.
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Courtesy photo/UPN Web site
Local beauty competes
For contractual reasons, this young beauty currently
competing on UPN's Top Model Four, can only be
referred to as "Christina". Word-of-mouth is spreading
fast around the Clewiston area and it has been deter-
mined that this blossoming model is local. Competition
on UPN continues, so to protect her contractual status
with the network, we'll leave at it Christina for now. But
this local gal could use more support, so tune into UPN
on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. to cheer on a local girl to
stardom.


The Wildlife Foundation of
Florida (WFF) awarded $343,235
from "Conserve Wildlife License
Plate" revenues to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) for agency proj-
ects.
During its March 15 meeting in
Tallahassee, the WFF board of
directors elected to fund the fol-
lowing 11 projects and studies:
Florida Manatee Foraging on
Seagrass Communities Around a
Winter Warm-Water Refuge,
$62,000, Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute
Largemouth Bass Genetics
Assessment, $2,400, Fish &
Wildlife Research Institute
Burrowing Owl Conserva-
tion and Management, $29,000,
Division of Habitat and Species
Conservation
Exotic Pet Pilot Forgiveness
Program, $20,000, Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
Conservation and Protection
of Marine Aquatic Habitat at St.
Lucie Inlet Reserve State Park
Coral Reef, Martin County,
$34,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Population Dynamics,
Demography and Movements of
the Endangered Snail Kite,
$29,095, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Captive Propagation and
Reintroduction of the State-
Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly,
$42,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Florida Black Bear: Continu-


ation and Expansion of the Bear
Response Agent Program,
$30,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Florida Black Bear: Support
to Conduct a Black Bear Manage-
ment Survey of the General Pub-
lic, $25,000, Division of Habitat
and Species Conservation
Response of Native and Exot-
ic Apple Snails to Lake Habitat
Management, $ 38,540, Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
Evaluation of Web Cam
Technology for Compliance Moni-
toring, $31,200, Division of Law
Enforcement
The Conserve Wildlife License
Plate is the product of a partner-
ship between the FWC, the WFF,
Defenders of Wildlife and the
Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The license plate cost $17 more
than a regular plate. Of that addi-
tional cost, the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles receives $2. The WFF receives
the remaining $15 to support
activities of the FWC. The $15 is
tax-deductible.
In the past five years, the WFF
has provided funding for more
than $1.3 million of Conserve
Wildlife License Plate revenues for
FWC projects.
The Florida Legislature estab-
lished the WFF in 1994 to provide
assistance, funding and promo-
tional support for the FWC.
Additional information about
the WFF is available at Wildlife-
FoundationofFlorida.com. The
FWC's Web site is MyFWC.com.


Trip to Bahamas with Latin beauties
Taking a trip across the bluest famed Crystal Palace to vie for the want to get the word out to those for anyone who is just looking to
waters of the Atlantic Ocean is a title of Miss Latina Florida. who are interested." get away. The pageant is sched-
perk all of it's own, but throw in Milagros Navarro, who helped While the competitors' uled for June 18, and the girls will
the company of Latin beauty coordinate the local pageant, said expenses are already taken care leave in preparation for the com-
queens, and it may be too much she has received several inquiries of, several people want to join petition June 14.
to ignore., about when and where the next them in the Bahamas to cheer For more information about
The winners of thp Mi ss Latina pageant is going to take place. them on to possible state royalty. the upcoming oageant. the local


Wild life


foundation awards


$343,235 to FWC


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
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of the Glades beauty contest are
preparing to head to the Bahamas
this summer to compete at the


"I've had dozen of calls," she
said. "People are curious about
what the next step is, so I just


Packages are now being
offered for anyone interested in
joining the local Latin beauties or


competitors, or for anyone look-
ing for a quick "getaway", call
(863) 983-2368.


Area Resident Earns Degree from Paul Smith's College
(Paul Smith's College, Paul December ceremony, which took toexplorestudyandenjoy. eco-tourism; culinary arts and hos-
Smith, N.Y.)- Stephen Boyd, son of place at the Hotel Saranac of Paul The college offers both bache vitality management; liberal arts;
Genevia Boyd of Clewiston recently Smith's College. lor's and associate degree programs and business management.


earned a Bachelor's degree in Busi-
ness Management and Entrepre-
neurial Studies from Paul Smith's
College, which is located in the
Adirondack Park of N.Y. State. Sixty-
three students were honored at the


Paul Smith's College is located in
northern Adirondack Park on the
shores of Lower St. Regis Lake and
encompasses 14,200 acres of
forests, streams, lakes and moun-
tains that are available for students


which focus on experiential learn-
ing in a variety of majors including
biology; fish and wildlife sciences,
natural resources; environmental
science and forestry; surveying;
recreation, adventure travel and


Briefs


Easter egg hunt
There will be an Easter egg
hunt for children ages 8 and
under, March 26, 9 a.m. at Wood
Works Park. Sponsored by the
Clewiston Recreation Depart-
ment, the VFW post 4185 and the,
Okeechobee Moose Lodge
#1753.
March 30 deadline
Recipes are now being accept-
ed for the Sugar Festival's April 16
Sweet Taste of Sugar Contest. First
through third place ribbons will
be awarded for each of the fol-
lowing categories: Cakes, pies,
cookies and brownies, sweet
breads and pastries, candies, and
sweet creations, such as jams, jel-
lies, sauces, pudding, or any
recipe using sugar. There will also
be a youth division for partici-
pants aged 7-17. First place win-
ners will move on to compete for
"cash prizes" to claim "Best in
Show". Deadline for submitted
recipes must be turned in by
March 30. Prepared entries are
then brought to the Clewiston Inn
April 16. Recipes can be e-mailed
to SweetTasteRecipe@aol.com,


Obituary

Michael Joseph Jarvis
Michael Joseph Jarvis, age 67, of
Clewiston, passed away March 3,
2005, at 329 Kilpatrick Loop, in
Clewiston.
Mr. Jarvis was born in Port
Mayca, Fla. and worked as a techni-
cian/communications.
He is survived by his son Kevin
Jarvis, of Clewiston; son Michael
Jarvis, of Columbus Ga.; son
Tommy Jarvis, of Clewiston; son
Gary Jarvis, of Clewiston; daughter
Donna Bowers, of Clewiston; sister
Margaret Torres, of Ft. Lauderdale,
10 grandchildren, and two great-
grandchildren.
Services were held March 5,
2005 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home
with burial services taking p ace at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. The Rev-
erend George Bryant officiated and
Akin-Davis Funeral Homes, Inc., of
Clewiston, was in charge of the
arrangements.


faxed to 983-4316, or mailed to:
Sweet Taste Recipe, P.O. Box
.1073, Clewiston, Florida 33440.
Sunrise service
A Sunrise Service will be held
March 27, at 6 a.m. at Apostle
Faith Church of Jesus, at 1701,
13th St., Harlem Division..Rev-
erend Ezette Smith will be the
speaker and sponsored by
Clewiston area Ministerial Associ-
ation.
First Christian Church
Easter activities
First Christian Church, 201 N..
Francisco St., has big plans for
Easter according to Minister Jack-
ie Miller. They will.begin the day
with a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in
the church sanctuary. There will
be special music and a message.
This will be followed by breakfast.
At 10 a.m. the Youth of the
Church will be presenting their
Easter Program. This is under the
direction of Kathleen Thompson
and Mary Faith Barton, assisted by
Lisa Castellanos.
At 11 a.'m. the Church Choir


will be presenting the Easter Can-
tata, "Glory in the Cross", under
the direction of Jackie Miller.
Soloists include: Mike & Deanna
Walker, Heather Giddens, Mary
Faith Barton, Kathleen Thompson
and Bobby Miller.
At 6 p.m., the youth, will be
enjoying an Easter Egg Hunt
under the direction of the youth
sponsors, Kathleen Thompson,
Mary Faith Barton and Lisa Castel-
lanos.
At 7 p.m., concert soloist
Thomas Shelton will be present-
ing a concert to cap off the day.
Mr. Shelton is from Zanesville,
Ohio, and has conducted con-
certs throughout the states and
has been at First Christian Church
several times in the past. The pub-
lic is cordially invited to enjoy
these Spiritual Festivities.
VFW elects officers
Election of officers for VFW
Post 4185, in Clewiston, will be
take place at the April 5 meeting.
It is important that you attend and
vote for the person of your choice.
The meeting will be held at 501 S.
Francisco St., at 6 p.m.


Bingo at Brighton Casino Free Ride

Sterling Gambling Boat Cruise $20
receive $5 match play, Free Buffet & Free Drinks while playing.
Next Trip Scheduled for April 4, 200.5

Leisure Lady Cruise ~ $20
receive $10 match play & Free Lunch with 2 Free Drinks &
all Drinks Free while playing.

Hard Rock Cafe $20
receive $15 gaming money & $5 food voucher

Pick Up Available In
Clewiston, Belle Glade & Moore Haven
Call for more information


The college will host Open
House events for prospective stu-
dents April 2 and 16. Register online
at www.paulsmiths.edu or by
phone at (800) 421-2605.


Engagement


Michael Hevey and Jessica
Swiney
Haley Swiney and Michael
Justin Hevey Jr. would like to
invite all to the wedding of their
parents, Jessica Swiney and
Michael Hevey Sr., March 26, 2005
at Belle Glade Alliance Church at
4 p.m. A reception will follow at
Club 21, also known as the old
Banyan Tree.


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Clewiston Bakery & Deli opens doors


The Clewiston Bakery & Deli
celebrated their grand opening this
past week to the delight of many
hungry first time customers who
sampled a variety of goodies
offered by the city's newest store.
Owned by Alberto and Nieves
Rodriguez, with Jose and Jose Jr.
Cisneros working together with the
owners, the Clewiston Bakery &
Deli is located at 720 Suglarland
Hwy., in Clewiston.
In explaining their future goals
for the business, Mr. Rodriguez
said, "To serve Clewiston and offer
the best we can."
The business offers a full cater-
ing service for all occasions, party


tables and chair rentals, a bounce
house and much more, but their
-out of store services are just the
beginning to the delights inside.
"We are a very refined bakery
with a variety of Cuban and Euro-
pean pastries," said Mr. Rodriguez.
"We are a family-owned business
and we are here to serve the peo-
ple of Clewiston."
While operating in Clewiston,
the bakery and deli wants every-
body to know what they offer,
which is a variety of cakes and
breads, sandwiches, Cuban coffee,
and more.
For more information, contact
the business at (863) 983-0333.


i Drv itl..ae ALo


Staff photo/Ideyvis Gonzales
The Clewiston Bakery & Deli has now opened. Standing with
just some of the goodies available are, left to right, Jose Cis-
neros Jr., Jose (Pepe) Cisneros, Alberto Rodriguez (owner),
Nieves Rodriguez (owner and wife of Albert).


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Eggs are one of nature's won-
ders.
A whole egg has about 75 calo-
ries. Most of the calories as well as
most of the nutrition is in the yolk.
An egg yolk-only has about 17 calo-
ries.
Eggs contain Vitamins A, D, E,
B12 as well as choline and folic
acid. Choline is a nutrient the body
used to make the brain chemical
that is necessary for memory func-
tion.
Eggs are a good source of nutri-
tion with about 6 grams of protein
ih one egg.
Colored eggs are often used as a
symbol of Easter. If you plan to
color hard boiled eggs this year, just
don't hide them.
Cooking eggs damages the shell
- it creates tiny holes in the shell
that can let in bacteria. Once an egg
is hardboiled, it should be kept
cold. Hiding hardboiled eggs out-
side is potentially dangerous in
Florida, because the eggs will
warm quickly and may become


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

contaminated with bacteria.
I always advise using plastic
eggs for Easter egg hunts. You can
put pennies or small toys inside the
eggs. Be careful about putting
candy in the plastic eggs the Flori-
da heat can easily turn candy into a
melted mess.
Hardboiled eggs can be safely
kept in the refrigerator for about a
week, so don't cook more than you
plan to use in a week.
The United States Department
of Agriculture offers the following
tips on handling eggs safely:
Keep eggs in the refrigerator


until ready to cook.
Take out only the number of
eggs you need to use.
When ready to use eggs,
remember they roll, so first find a
place to secure them outside the
refrigerator.
Throw out any dirty or
cracked eggs.
Always wash hands 'with
warm, soapy water before and
after preparing eggs.
Crack eggs into a clean bowl.
If some shell gets into the bowl, use
a clean spoon to get it out.
Throw broken eggshells
directly into trashcan.
Use an egg separator if recipe
calls for separation of egg whites
from yolks into different bowls.
Wash hands with warm
soapy water before adding other
ingredients.
After adding other ingredi-
ents, do not taste raw batter or
dough until it has been cooked.
When cooking eggs, make
sure the egg whites have turned to


a' white color and are solid not
runny. The yolk should be begin-
ning to thicken. Scrambled eggs
should not have any liquid.
Dishes made with eggs
should be cooked thoroughly, and
baked goods should be solid in the
center when tested with a tooth-
pick.
Measure the temperature at
the center of the cooked egg dish
with a thermometer. Cook until the
temperature in the center of the
dish reads 160 degrees when test-
ed.
Wash all dishes, pots and
pans, cooking utensils and food
preparation areas with warm
soapy water as soon as possible
after use.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
interact 'badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy."


Don't volunteer so quickly when wife is away
By Robert Buker 21. Remember that bleach cleaned broiler makes a lot of 44. Stack all dirty bowls, etc., in
The following recipe should be removes stains, smoke. sink with the week's dirty dishes
a reminder to long-time husbands 22. Discover that scrubbing 34. Answer call from Protective because of a personal hallucination
who volunteer to cook. paintwith bleach removes paint. Services to convince them fire that convinces you that nothing
1. Agree to cook cake for 4-H 23. Forty-five minutes looking alarm is false alert. tells a woman that you missed her
auction (real plan is to have Bar- for touch up paint (fail to find). 35. Dog is acting funny and better than a sink full of dirty
bara help). '24. Forty-five minutes moving looks nervous. (moldy) dishes.
2. Three days before cake is due, kitchen d cor to cover missing 36. Discover that while dog is 45. Under stress, make fatal
realize Barbara is out of town. paint spots. saying, "I love cake batter," the decision that wedding cake plate is
S3. Seriously considering moving 25. Re-mix ingredients. cake batter inside dog is saying, old and chipped and can go to 4-H
to Montana or faking epileptic 26. Return to store for missing "Everybody out plenty of exits along with cake
seizures to avoid baking cake. -ingredients. -nowaiting." Total time to bake cake: Eight
4. Realize it's cold in Montana 27. Reflect on conclusion #13 37. Do not let the dog out in oturs and 25 minutes.
ond n ,aeveronen that knows me above time hours and 25 minutes.


would think seizures were my nor-
mal behavior.
5. Drive to store for ingredients.
6. Since Barbara'is out of town,
enjoy freedom and smoke cigar on
bway to store: .
7. Arrive at store sick and green
from cigar.
8. Forget some ingredients
because of sickness.
9. Return home, try to assemble
cooking equipment.
10. Realize that kitchen was
organized by space aliens or at
least different species. Fumble
around for 45 minutes in locating
equipment. .
11. Read cake instructions. Real-
ize. they show different cooking
times for8" or9" pans.
12. Measure pans.
13. One set is 8.24" and the
other is 9.1". Conclude that either
instructions and pans are product
,of space aliens or the instructions
are just suggestions that can be cre-
atively modified and are not precise
like for ammunition reloading.
14. Assemble butter, eggs, and
sugar in mixer.
15. Realize mixer has number
settings and no setting for "blend"
,as called for in instructions.
16. Reflect on conclusion #13
above.
17. Decide the "blend" would
be best at highest mixer setting.
18. Discover that at highest
,mixer setting, a stick of butter
becomes airborne.
19. Fifteen minutes scraping of
butter off of kitchen walls.
20. Discover that butter stains.


28. Decide that cake pans don't
really have to both greased and
' floured, and that grease sounds like
a bad ingredient for a cake anyway.
29. Fill cake pans.
30. Dog has been a faithful com-
panion and looks wistful. Let dog
lick bowl and spoon (dog loves it)!
31. Bake cakes.
32. Forget that you have broiling
steaks all week because Barbara is
gone.
33. Discover baking withun-


38. Discover that the good smell
of baking cake is ruined by the
combination of smoke and the cre-
atively sick dog.
39, Forty-five minutes of clean-
ing kitchen floor after dog.
40. Take cake out of oven.'
41. Discover pans should have
been greased and floured.
42. Dent bottom of pan hitting it
to release cake.
43. Move to creative use of frost-
ing mode.


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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.

Police the police
Are background checks run on police? One of the officers
involved in the beating of Mr. Robert Love was fined from the
Belle Glade Police Department for beating a young man. Also,
after the beating, the police dog attacked the young man. Please,
someone respond. We need to get involved. There is a training
tape on this officer about police abuse. This doesn't need to be
happening. They are sending us the rejects.

If you can't say something nice...
I'm a concerned citizen of Pahokee. Everybody has all these
negative things to say about Mr. J.P. Sasser, the mayor of Pahokee.
He's a very nice, concerned, considerate young man. Who he
chooses to be his friends shouldn't be nobody's business. As far
as Robert Love goes, sometimes you need to stop and think that
people do have a change of heart and a change in mind. So, what
I think you people who are thinking negative about these two
young men should check yourself and start over again. I wish
them the best. Mr. Love, I'm sorry for what happened to you and I
think the Pahokee Police Department should get theirs.

City under fire
The city of Belle Glade is full of corruption from'the city manag-
er to the recreation director to the police chief and the personnel
department. How can the city cover up employee drug testing?
For the employee who worked at the golf course, she was not
fired by the recreation director. She has a clean record and an
employee at the golf course that was in an accident and went to
the hospital they took urine samples and the employee tested
positive for marijuana and he was not fired.

Look in the mirror
This is in regards to some of the comments our city manager
has made about racism and the race card and all this. You need to
look in your own mirror. Go back and check your records as to the
last six employees that has resigned under duress from the city of
Pahokee, not counting the chief of police. Check and see what
race these people are. Lady, you need to look in your own mirror
and quit crying wolf. Pahokee does not need this, not here, not
now. Please stop this nonsense and jibber jabber you're causing.
Or better yet, why don't you resign?

I back him up
I'm a citizen of Pahokee and am replying to those remarks in
the paper on Mr. Wright. He has every right to say what he wants
and I am backing him up on everything he is doing for our city of
Pahokee. We have a good city police department. We had a good
chief and we had a good officer. This is not discrimination on any-
body when Mr. Love is in the wrong.

Walk a mile in their shoes
I'm a concerned citizen of Pahokee about the way things have
been run at city hall. I think all of our officers should lay down
their guns and give them to Mr. Sasser and city commissioners
and let them go out and walk in their shoes. I bet they couldn't last
an hour.

What about his residency
I noticed in the paper where everybody was questioning the
residency of our duly elected city commissioner. Nobody ever
questions where Reverend Harris got his reverend'sdegree. Also
where he filed his homestead exemption and his place of employ-
ment. I think some of these questions should be answered to.

None of your business
This is for the former city manager of Pahokee. And I reiterate
former. You no longer live ih the city of Pahokee, so what happens
here should be none of your concern. I, myself, was tired of see-
ing your comments in the paper degrading the town that I was
born and raised in. You need to stay in Lantana and stay out of
Pahokee's business.

Show me the money.
Someone from the city needs to step forward and explain
about money. missing from the campground arena and it's the
people that need to know and the people need to stand up and
demand to be told what is happening to their money. It is not the
city's money, it is the people's money. Someone step up.

What is going on?
I can't understand what's, happening with the city of Belle
Glade. I am a resident of Belle Glade, but I do not like what I see is
going on here. I noticed the day at Afro Arts, that Mr. Santeras
spent the whole day at (someone's) house disrespecting Ms.
Delaney. Nobody likes this. Are you gonna tell me that the mayor
can run this city this way? Somebody needs to take a look at this
and see what their real agenda is. It doesn't make sense for some-
one to be so disrespected. Ms. Delaney is already on the commis-
sion and will be on the commission until the first of April. Why
don't they respect her?






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Community Profile: Annette Allen


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Annette William Allen. My
mother told me my aunt named
me.
Q: Where
were you
born?
A: In Belle
Glade. I lived
all my life in
South Bay. I
went off to col-
lege, but came
back, and lived Annette Allen
here all my life.
I couldn't stay away, like that cat:
The cat came back, it was me.
Q: What do you do?
A: I work with parents. I work
with teachers and students and I
am the volunteer coordinator. I
work with the volunteers that
come to the school and the foster
grandparents. I am the Title I


coordinator. I work with the
behavior team. I just try to help
do what it is that needs to be
done to get Rosenwald to be a
better school, a good school. An
excellent school.
Q: Why do you do what you
do?
A: Because most of these kids,
I taught their parents. Most of the
kids that are here now, I taught
their parents, and this is my
home. This is my school. I
attended school here. I attended
my first six years here at Rosen-
wald. Rosenwald is a part of my
life. A part of my life and I can't
escape it.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I'm a person that cares
about other people. I try to be
very honest, very truthful. I want
to be that person that gives, so
that it will enhance someone
else.
Q: What scares you?


A: The way kids are now. As
far as their moral beliefs. I just
think about comparing the chil-
dren of today as to when I was a
child. It's just really scary that the
negative influence that our kids
today endure and help mold
them, it's real scary at what these
kids will be in 10 years. The
gangs, thetdrugs, the negative
publicity that's on television as
far as the music, anything, really.
Whether or not they'll be able to
filter the good out of it, because
everything that's happening is
not all 100-percent bad, but
whether or not they will be able
to filter the good from it. To have
that pride in themselves. Are they
going to be able to maintain that.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: My Girl. I love the Tempta-
tions and I just love that song. I
just love My Girl.
Q: What irks you?
A: When a person disrespects


another person. When I'm trying
to do something for you or trying
to help you, and you know that
I'm not trying to harm you, and
yet you just give me the hardest
time in the world. That really
bothers me, when a person does
not respect another person in
their own right.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dear to you?
A: There are so many. My
mother and father telling me,
"You can be anything you want
to be, you don't have to be what
society says you should be."
My parents were farm labor-
ers. We were migrants. We went
to New Yor1k. We went to Virginia
first and then we went to New
York. We did that. Virginia was
nice, but New York in September,
the leaves were all different col-
ors and I never saw that here. I
went back about five years ago. I
just love the scenery.


Harvest Queen Pageant scheduled


The 42 Annual Harvest Queen
Pageant will be held- at 7:30 p.m.
on Saturday, April 2, at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center. The
event is presented by the Belle
Glade LIONS Club and PBCC-
Glades. This year's entertainment
will lead off with the dance rou-
tine preformed by the 2005 Con-
testants and choreographed by
Denna Lee Stamm, pageant direc-
tor. Rounding out the entertain-
ment and back by popular
demand is the ever talented: Brian
Woofter. The escorts for. the con-
testants will be Jesus Aleman and
Dereck Orsenigo.. Miss Christa
Marie Stein, 2004 Harvest Queen,
will be passing her reign on to the
2005 Harvest Queen who will also
win a $750 scholarship to PBCC-
Glades, $100 cash, and a $200
Gilbert's Jewelers Gift Certificate.
2005 Harvest Queen Pageant
Contestants and Sponsors are:
Afton Allen sponsored by Royal's
furniture; Amanda Rene Lewis
Sponsored by Nolen Holt &
Miner, CPA's,& Jay's Plumbing ;
Amy Hooker sponsored by
Atlantic Pacific Insurance; Aurora


Afton
Allen


Kendra
Shawntae
Lester


Gadea sponsored by Wedgworth
Farms, Inc.; Christa Nicole Willis
sponsored by Everglades Farm
Equipment
Company, Inc.; Courtney Allen
sponsored by Performance


Aurora
Gadea


Rickia
Mann


NAPA; Kendra Shawntae Lester
sponsored by Office Tomytea Sey-
more; Monica Hernandez spon-
sored by John Esbitski; Kristen
Lamoureux sponsored by Glades
Ford and David Meeks; Rickia


Mann sponsored by Modern
Beauty Supply; Soila Konchellah
sponsored by Taylor Smith &
West Funeral Home; and, Yesenia
Acosta sponsored by Wachovia
Bank.


Briefs


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 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, partic-
ipate 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 inter-
ested, please contact Mrs. 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! .

2005 Tri-cities
league meetings.
Regular meetings will be held
the fourth Monday of each month
at 6 p.m. as follows: March 28,
South Bay City Hall, April 25, Belle
Glade City Hall, May 23, Pahokee
City Hall, June 27, South Bay City
Hall, July 25, Belle Glade City Hall,
Aug. 22, Pahokee City Hall, Sept.
26, South Bay City Hall, Oct. 24,
Belle Glade City Hall, Nov. 28.

TreeMendous
beautification contest
Local businesses are invited to
participate in a beautification con-
test hosted by the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce. Business-
es will show beautification
improvements to their structures
and landscaping. Winners will
receive a cash voucher. For more
information, please call 996-2745.
If you need more than one applica-
tion you may download it from the
chamber's Web site at www.bel-
legladechamber.com.


Support our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages of
much needed items to our military
men in Iraq. If you have a friend or
a loved one serving in Iraq and
would like us to send them a pack-
age of supplies, give us their con-
tact information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support from
their community. For more infor-
mation please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops Wish
List Chairperson at 996-0129.

Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to-better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.

FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at the
Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle Glade.
The tutoring program pays special
attention to preparing students for
the FCAT test and will be held Sat-
urdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
dents are invited to participate. The
Weed and Seed Program also
offers parenting classes and a youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact Car-
leen Downing, 996-4220.

Children of promise
Christians reaching out to socie-
, ty introduces their new C.O.P. pro-
gram, Children of Promise, to pro-
vide mentors for children having a
parent in the prison system.. Both
children and mentors are needed
for the program. Please call Lee
Washington to refer a child needing
a mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146 (Glades
area). Background screening and
training are required.

Rabies vaccinations
now offered on Saturday
Palm Beach County's Animal
Care and Control Division is now
offering rabies vaccinations an
additional day per week Satur-
days. Vaccinations will be given on
Saturday between the hours of 10
a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach
county Animal Care and Control
shelter at 7100 Belvedere Road in
West Palm Beach. This will be a
benefit to customers who work


Monday through Friday and would
otherwise have to take time off
from their jobs during the week to
get their pets vaccinated. Rabies
shots will continue to be adminis-
tered between the hours of 11 a.m.-
5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If
you have any questions, please call
(561) 233-1272 Customer Ser-
vices/Adoptions.

- Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and out
of control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free coun-


Gove Elementary School will
host a Wellness fair on April 5 at
the school, from 5 to 6 p.m.
The School Health Advisory
Council will meet at Gove on April
5 at 3 p.m. After the meeting the
Wellness Fair will follow in the
media center. The fair will be
sponsored by the Gove Wellness


selling, assessments and referrals
to rehabilitation centers nation-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933 or
log onto www.stopaddiction.com.
Don't wait until it's too late. Call
Narconon now.

ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accepting
enrollment applications. ECMHSP
is a federally funded non-profit
organization that serves migrant
workers' children ages six weeks
to five years. For more information
or for an application, please con-
tact Rosa or Maria at (5.61) 996-
2232, Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit
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FHP launches "Operation Safe Break"


Tallahassee Colonel Chris
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Highway Patrol (FHP),
announced plans for "Operation
Safe Break", scheduled for
March 18 through April 28. The
operation is to coincide with
spring break activities through-
out Florida.
"We have noticed thr'J.ghout
the years that during spring
break, many students attempt to
drive long distances at high
speed, in many cases, without
resting in order to reach their
spring break destination," said
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sometimes' result in drivers
falling asleep at the wheel arid
ending up crashing, sometimes
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Historically, March and April
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man, 29, is a .
black man, 6
feet 3 inches tall and weighs
about 186 pounds. He has black
hair and brown eyes:His last
known address was Northewest
11 th Street in Belle Glade. He is
wanted on a warrant for burgla-
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and petty theft.
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year for traffic crashes in Florida.
These two months correspond
with several special events in
Florida. which increase traffic
volumes and the types of travel
that are more likely to lead to
traffic fatalities.
The special events, which
actually begin in February, cause
an increase in travel throughout
the state. Bike Week and race
weeks in Daytona Beach, Spring
Break, and Easter vacations all
contribute to an increase in the
number of vehicles on Florida's
roadways. Add to this the onset
of the northern migration of the
state's "seasonal" population
and the scene is set for major
traffic challenges.
In an effort to provide the citi-
zens and visitors of Florida with
a safe driving environment dur-
ing this period, the FHP will be


March 15: Samuel Grant, 46,
felony retail theft.
March 15: Michael Lamont
Steward, 30, possession of mari-
juana under 20 grams.
March 16: Juvenile, 17, crimi-
nal mischief.
March 16: Eddie D. Brooks, 30,
domestic battery.
March 18: Juvenile, 13, burgla-
ry to a structure, resisting officer


conducting "Operation Safe
Break", which details in all 10
field troops statewide.
Special overtime funding pro-
vided by the Florida Legislature
will be used in order to increase
the presence of troopers on
interstates, state roads, the Flori-
da Turnpike, and other areas
where law enforcement pres-
ence is essential. Troopers will
be using radar, laser, aircraft,
Mercury Marauders, and
unmarked patrol cars in their
enforcement efforts.
"Through the use of selective
enforcement details and
increased visibility of our troop-
ers, we hope to experience a
safer spring break period this
year," stated Colonel Knight.
, Each FHP field troop has
planned different enforcement
activities for the duration of


without violence.
March 18: Juvenile, 13, burgla-
ry to a structure, resisting officer
without violence.
March 18: Jessie Brinson Jr.,
36, attempted sexual battery,
domestic battery, child abuse,
and aggravated assault.
March 18: Jemeko Evans, 26,
three counts of forgery and one
count of grand theft.


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The Florida Highway Patrol
(FHP) is releasing a list of
intended vehicle checkpoints
to check for driver license vio-
lations and vehicle safety
measures.
The following checkpoints
are in Hendry and Glades
Counties.
Week of April 1-7: CR-832
and U.S. Sugar; Canal Avenue,
a quarter mile north of SR-25.
. Week of April 8-14: Lewis
Boulevard, two miles south of
SR-25; Crescent Avenue.
Week of April 15-2 1': Flag
Hole Road, two miles south of
SR-25; CR-731 in Muse Road.
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Garden Road near Department
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Crescent Avenue.


Week of April 29-30: Lyons
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miles south of LaBelle.
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recognizing the danger to the
public by defective vehicle
equipment. Troopers will con-
centrate their efforts on vehi-
cles being operated with
defects such as bad brakes,
worn tires, and defective light-
ing equipment.
In addition, attention will
be directed to drivers who
would violate the driver license
laws of Florida.
FHP has found these check,
points to be an effective means
of enforcing the equipment
and driver license laws of Flori-
da while ensuring the protec-
tions of all motorists.


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Operation Safe Break, however.
the overall goals of the initiative
are the same:
To reduce traffic deaths,
injuries, and property damage
attributed to vehicular and
pedestrian traffic.
To aggressively enforce all
laws related to traffic flow.
To reduce criminal activities
occurring on targeted roadways
through detection, prevention,
and aggressive enforcement.
To create a safer driving envi-
ronment through public educa-
tion concerning safety belt
usage, awareness of driving
under the influence, and the haz-
ards of speeding.
To maintain high visibility
patrol and assist the motoring
public, while ensuring the safety
of those traveling our highways.


March 19: Emilio Bonilla, 48,
domestic battery.
March 19: Ema Joseph, 19, fail-
ure to appear warrant; driving
while license suspended or
revoked.
March 19: Dexter Gibson, 32,
resisting officer without violence.
March 19: Yves Jupiter, 18,
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Coalition commends SFWMD executive director


By Pete Gawda
Regulation of lake levels was
one of the topics of discussion at
Thursday's meeting of the County
Coalition for Responsible Manage-
ment of Lake Okeechobee and St.
Lucie and Caloosahatchee Estuar-
ies and Lake Worth Lagoon.
Outgoing executive director of
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) Henry Dean,
and Colonel Bob Carpenter of the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE), Jacksonville District, were
featured speakers at the meeting,
which was held at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center.
The coalition is made up of
county commissioners represent-
ing Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin,
Lee, Palm Beach, Hendry, Glades,
Highlands, and Osceola Counties.
Colonel Carpenter gave an
overview of COE's operations, he
said his organization has three
objectives: Supporting the econo-
my, helping fight the war on terror
and environmental involvement.
He said COE also provides engi-
neering support to other govern-
ment agencies.
. During last year's hurricanes,
the colonel said COE provided
water, power to hospitals, tempo-
rary roofing and temporary hous-
ing.
The colonel said that COE is
dedicated to south Florida ecosys-
tem restoration. He said that seven
miles of the Kissimmee River
restoration have been done and
that the entire project would be
completed by 2011.
He discussed other COE proj-
ects such as aquifer storage and
recovery, surface water storage
and storm water treatment areas.
The colonel said COE's work is
done in sequence of five-year plans
and that the Indian River Lagoon
was one of their priority projects.
He discussed the Lake Okee-
chobee lake level regulation sched-
ule. The colonel said that in the
spring of 2004 there was tempo-
rary deviation of the lake level regu-
lation schedule to allow for more
flexibility. By May 1, the lake was
down to 14 feet.
As it turned out, he said that was
good since the state was hit with
four hurricanes.
By May 1 of this year, he
pledged to have the lake level as
close to 14 feet "as.God will allow
us."
One of COE's priorities is main-
taining the integrity of the Hebert
Hoover Dike.
He said the Comprehensive
Eyerglades Restoration Plan com-
ponents are the real drivtrsto help
us manage water.
Revising the lake level regula-
tion schedule to make it more flexi-
ble and more responsive to weath-
er conditions will require public
review, expense and it will be .a
long haul, the colonel predicted.
Mr. Dean, who is retiring after
30 years of government service,
noted there has been limited suc-
cess in the last five years on water
quality because of the condition of
the lake. However, he said progress
was being made with storm water
treatment areas (STAs).
"We need to redouble our
efforts to put more funding toward
Lake Okeechobee restoration," he
asserted.
The executive director said the
SFWMD needed to do better on
removing pollutants from water on
site before it reaches the lake.
He said SFWMD is dedicated to
design and construction of reser-
voirs to store water to keep it from
having to flow into the estuaries
and upset their salinity.
"There is no good solution
immediately. We need to move for-
ward with water treatment and
storage," he said
He noted that Wednesday's
lake level was lower than the level
on that date year ago.
"I am committed to staying on a
temporary deviation schedule and
making pulse releases," he added.
He said that on Wednesday
SFWMD instituted a 10-day pulse
release.
He, too, pledged to have the
lake at 14 feet by June 1.
He said SFWMD wants to pro-
vide the most reasonable lake level
regulation schedules while at the


Siall pnoio.Pele Gawda
Retiring South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Henry Dean was pre-
sented a plaque for his "wise management of Lake Okeechobee and its concerned estuar-
ies" by members of the County Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee
and St. Lucie and'Caloosahatchee Estuaries and Lake Worth Lagoon. Members of the coali-
tion standing behind Mr. Dean are: (left to right) Glades County Commissioner Alvin Ward,
Okeechobee County.Commissioner Clif Betts, Osceola County Commissioner Ken Smith, St.
Lucie County Commissioner Joe Smith, Highlands County Commissioner Edgar Stokes,
Palm Beach County Commissioner Warren Newell, Martin County Commissioner Sarah
Heard and Lee County Commissioner Ray Judah, chairman of the coalition. The presenta-
tion was made Thursday morning at the Okeechobee County Civic Center.


same time working on STA and
water storage.
"We are fully committed to con-
tinuing land acquisition to the max-
imum," he' said. However, he
noted that skyrocketing land prices
were a factor.
Mr. Dean discussed various
SFWMD projects.
He said that the best news of
last year's Lake Tohopekaliga draw
down was that SFWMD was able
to work with landowners to store
water. He said the lake was down
to 12.2 feet in August after the draw
down because of water storage.
Mr. Dean suggested possibly
storing more water on private
lands in order to bring the lake level
down without discharging water
into the estuaries.
Ken Lindahl, a member of
SFWMD's governing board,
pledged to keep up the momen-
tum started by Mr. Dean, after Mr.
Dean's retirement. He commend-
ed Mr. Dean for his leadership of
SFWMD, saying Mr. Dean was the
kind of man who will "lead follow
or get out of the way."
Former Okeechobee County
Commissioner David'Hazellief was
presented a plaque in recognition
of his service as chairman of the
coalition during his tenure as com-
missioner.
Dr. Raymond Jones, retired
botanist, urged lower lake levels.
He said that lowered and fluxuat-
ing lake levels are best for the envi-
ronment and for the economy.
Dr. Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society spoke in favor of legislative
appropriations for lake projections.
He said many submerged
plants were lost recently because
of the turbidity of the water. He
urged continued releases to bring
the lake down to 13.5 feet. He said
greater releases might be neces-
saryin May.
The coalition also passed a res-
olution in support of adding a
water quality component to the
C43 project in Hendry County.
A planned field trip to the Taylor
Creek STA on Grassy Island Ranch
and the McArthur Dairy was dan-
celled because of the weather. The
purpose of the Taylor Creek STA is
to treat 10 percent of the water
from Taylor creek by diverting it
into a 1.6-mile STA that parallels
the creek before returning the
water back to the creek. The
objective is to remove phospho-
rous.
The treatment system at the
Macarthur Dairy is one of 13 state-
funded projects under the Phos-
phorous Source Control Grant Pro-
gram. The system diverts
wastewater from the barn through
a grit screen and a sand separator
to remove solids and then a chem-
ical process provides water treat-
ment. The treated water is recycled
back to the dairy operation, while
the' sludge generated in the
process is collected for future off-
site use.


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


City participates in senior program


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY Visitors to the
city of South Bay should see a few
new friendly faces in the near
future, with the city's participa-
tion in the Senior Community Ser-
vice Employment Program.
A great way to find gainful
employment for senior citizens in
the area, and a way to offer the
participating agencies the oppor-
tunity of adding dependable staff
to day-to-day operations, the pro-
gram has found its way again to
the South Bay city hall. -
City Commissioners at the
March 15 city meeting, by unani-
mous vote, approved a recom-
mendation by the city manager to
have the city participate in the
program. According to City Man-
ager Tony Smith, the program is a


win-win scenario for all those
involved.
Run by Experience Works, the
program assigns senior citizen
participants to work for the city in
all manners of capacities and are
given charge of various duties.
According to Mr. Smith, the city
has been an active supporter of
the program, having participated
in the past with the effort.
The program is a welcome
one for the city, he said.
With the constant need of the
city to add-on more positions, but
with the lack of resources with
which to accomplish the addi-
tional positions, the program is a
perfect fit. The city is no stranger
to the program, he said.
"Participants have been
assigned with the city of South
Bay in the past, to do several
assignments such as assist in


answering the telephone, assist
with custodial duties and so on,"
he wrote in a memo to the city
commission.
The program has its focus set,
and has language in the agree-
ment that prevents the added
workforce from displacing -cur-
rent workers' In fact, the senior
citizen workers cannot replace a
worker who has been laid off, or
contribute to the reduction in
hours of regular employees.
There is no cost involved in
getting the much-needed help
from the participants in the pro-
gram, explained Mr. Smith. Work-
ers compensation, training, pay-
roll, health screenings and other
matters are taken care of by Expe-
rience Works, a non-profit organi-
zation whose chief aim is in
improving the economic and
social condition of older Ameri-


cans.
That program counts on fund-
ing from U.S. Department of
Labor and the Florida Department
of Elder Affairs in keeping the sen-
ior citizens aged 55 and older in
employment and training, Mr.
Smith explained.
Eligibility is based on family
income criteria, with priority
given to those most in need. Par-
ticipants perform community
service assignments for public
and non-profit agencies and work
20 hours a week.
"Senior workers offer depend-
ability, experience, low accident
and absenteeism records, punc-
tuality and strong work ethics,"
wrote Mr. Smith in the memo. "It
would also help our senior partici-
pants that live in this area and are
enrolled in this program."


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Palm Terrace of Clewiston
(formerly Grace Healthcare)
(863) 983-5123
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Grants sought for second


50 acres of business park


Courtesy photos
Famous alumni visit Gove
Students at Gove Elementary were very fortunate to have
two outstanding Glades' alumni take their time to visit the
school on Monday, 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
knowledge and their concern for the entire student body.
They stressed the importance of staying in school, set-
ting goals, staying drug free, and selecting friends wise-
ly so their goals can be accomplished. After signing
autographs, they both headed out to their respective
football camps to get ready for football season.
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Kendrick Mosley and Lillie Mosley, Mr. Wilson, Claude
Harriott (New York Giants) and Rachel Redding take time
for a photo during the football player's visit to Gove Ele-
mentary School. -


Belle Glade Elementary School


Michelle Harrison
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 grades. The game was
played in a similar fashion to the
television show "Jeopardy". The
students in the audience held their
breath as the questions were read.
They shouted cheers of encour-
agement as their classmates
answered the questions correctly.
All the students who participated
in the Brain Bowl did an outstand-
ing job.
Fourth grade's first place win-
ner was Ms. Welch's class. Fifth
grade's first place winner was Ms.
McDonald's clhss. Congratula-
tions! The competition was judged


by Betty Barnard, Mary Adams and
Karen Smith-Johnson. The Brain
Bowl was coordinated by Mattie
Cravford and Tonja Allen-Moore.,
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 busy
recognizing students who have
excelled in the Reading Counts
Program. Many of our students at
Belle Glade Elementary are read-
ing books on their reading level
and passing reading tests that are
measuring their comprehension
skills. Way to go Eagle Readers!
Assisting Ms. Hainley with the
Reading Counts Program are 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.


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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE 6 The idea was
to offset the cost of infrastructure
for businesses locating on the
second 50 acres of the Belle
Glade Business Park and the city
has worked toward the goal.
Until now, businesses locat-
ing at the site had expected to
pay for infrastructure while the
city sought grants to support the
high cost of laying the sewer
lines, water lines and the other
services that provide essential
hook-ups to the companies.
The city is staking that two
grant submissions will pay for
the nearly $2 million costs of the
construction of the infrastruc-
ture. At its first meeting in March,
the city unanimously agreed to
several items relating to the sub-
mission of the grant request and
application and city officials
hope to secure the money pro-
vided through the grant opportu-
nity.
After experiencing success
with the first 50 acres of the busi-
ness park 6 with a number of
companies having constructed
facilities there 6 the city moved
quickly in working with compa-
nies interested in locating on the
additional 50 acres adjacent to
the first, but now find themselves
in the position of addressing the
infrastructure costs.
Staff has aggressively
been' pursuing grants,d said City
Manager Houston Tate at the
March 7 city commission meet-
ing. I applaud staff for dili-
gently moving forward with
these grants,d he said as he
asked the commission to consid-
er submitting a grant, in the
amount of $1.3 million.
Coupled with an additional
$617,000 in State Rural Infra-
structure funds, the money
would pay for the entirety of the
infrastructure cost.
One stipulation of the grant
agreement, if the city s
grant submission should be
accepted, places a limit on the
business of a company at the
site. Businesses at the 50 acres of
the business park can not exceed
the million-dollar mark in sales
during the first year.
At the meeting, City Attorney
Glen Torcivia explained that the
penalty for non-compliance had
not been addressed by the com-
mission.
Several commissioners had
questions regarding the penalty
and wondered whether any of
the present companies at the site
are likely .to exceed the sales
mark. I
The city manager said the city
would find out whether any
company would be in violation,
but urged the commission to

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proceed with the grant submis-
sion. We need to have it in
place and we need to move for-
ward,A he said.
According to the city attorney,
the city has had discussions with
tenants located at the site and
a number of companies who are
in the process of drafting con-
tracts to locate at the business
park and have explained the
situation to the companies.
Prospective tenants understood
that there was a possibility of
having to pay for infrastructure
costs in moving their enterprises
to the park. Mr. Torcivia said he
hopes the companies will find
the terminology of the grant sub-
mission to be an agreeable and
workable item. It s a lot
of money if we can get the
money, it s terrific,d he
said at the meeting, but
we also don t want to lose
the money. We don t
want to jeopardize this grant.d
The city continues to work
with the companies interested in
moving to the site. Currently, the
city is talking with Roth Farms
and Cypress Cooling, which has
a facility built on the first 50 acres
of the park but has plans for
expansion.


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Alico shareholder provides assurances


LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ: ALCO) one of the South's
best known agribusiness compa-
nies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, and with
approximately 141,000 acres in
real estate holdings, announced
today that it has received a letter
outlining certain governance stan-
dards, practices and procedures
which Atlantic Blue Trust, Inc.
("ABT"), a 48 percent shareholder
in Alico's common stock, has
notified Alico that it intends to fol-
low.
The letter, filed with the SEC
on March 22, 2005, advised
Alico's Board of Directors that in
the interest of providing assur-
ance of its continuing commit-
ment to reasonable and appropri-
ate corporate governance
standards ABT is committing
through Alico's 2007 annual
meeting:
To vote its shares of com-
mon stock at Alico's annual
shareholder meeting to elect
director nominees such that a
majority of Alico's Board of Direc-
tors is comprised 6f directors who


are "independent" as defined in
Nasdaq Rule 4200 and also who
are not directors, officers,
employees or stockholders of
ABT or family members of a direc-
tor, officer, employee or stock-
holder of ABT.
Not to acquire, through
open market or private purchas-
es, more than 55% of Alico's out-
standing common stock on a fully
diluted basis.
Not to engage in any related
party transaction with Alico or any
of its subsidiaries unless such
transaction is approved by a
majority of the independent direc-
tors on Alico's Board of Directors
(or a committee of Alico's Board
of Directors comprised entirely of
independent directors).
To separate the person serv-
ing as the Chairman and CEO of
Alico and the person serving as
the Chairman and CEO of ABT so
that the top executive officer at
each Company is a different indi-
vidual.
To separate the Directors of
Alico and ABT such that no Direc-
tor serving on the ABT Board will


also serve on the Alico Board and
that no Director serving on the
Alico Board will also serve on the
ABT Board.
J. D. Alexander, on behalf of
ABT, informed Alico, "ABT
remains committed to its invest-
ment in Alico, Inc. Moreover ABT
has at all times insisted on and
supported reasonable and appro-
priate governance standards, pro-
cedures and practices. Given the
recent confusion caused as a
result of the resignation of certain
Directors, ABT thought it advis-
able to re-confirm formally these
good governance commitments
to Alico."
Greg Mutz, Chairman of
Alico's Nominating Committee,
stated, "I am pleased by ABT's
voluntary assurances of good cor-
porate governance and I believe
that this will facilitate the Nomi-
nating Committee's search for
prospective nominees to the Alico
Board of Directors."
In accordance with their com-
mitment to the corporate gover
nance standards, ABT held a
meeting of their Board of Direc-


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tors on Monday March 21st, 2004,
where John R. Alexander
resigned as Chairman and CEO
and from the Board of ABT, and
Baxter G. Troutman resigned
from the Board, both effective
immediately. In addition, J. D.
Alexander was named as new
Chairman and CEO of ABT. He
assured 'Alico that he would
resign from the Alico Board as
soon as another Director had
been appointed to the Alico
Board.
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 141,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. The com-
pany is involved in various opera-
tions and activities including cit-
rus fruit production, cattle
ranching, sugarcane, sod produc-
tion, and forestry. The Company
also leases land for farming, cattle'
grazing, recreation and oil explo-
ration, and is increasingly
involved in exploring real estate
development in and beyond its
holdings.


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report

Florida Livestock Auc-
tions, receipts totaled 5,734
compared to last week,
54404 and 6,155 a year ago.
According to the Florida
Federal-State Livestock Mar-
ket News Service: Slaughter
cows and bulls were steady,
feeder steers and heifers
were 1-2 higher.
Slaughter cows: Lean 750-
1,200 pounds; 85-90 percent:
46-52.
Slaughter bulls: Yield
Grade No. 1-2 1,000-2,100
pounds 59-70.
Feeder heifers: Medium
and large fram No. 1-2; 200-
300 pounds -- 137-205; 300-
400 pounds -- 120-156; 400-
500 pounds-- 109-136.
Feeder steers: Medium
and large frame No. 1-2; 200-
300 pounds -- 150-205; 300-
400 pounds -- 130-175; 400-
500 pounds-- 120-143.


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:to be held at Emerald Dunes Golf
Course in West Palm Beach, Fri-
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'conclude with an awards ban-
quet at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Teams from the Palm Beach


County Sheriffs Office, FHP, FBI,
DEA, Secret Service, US Attorneys
Office, State Attorneys Office,
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Sports Briefs


Coaches needed in
Clewiston'
" The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
coachess for the 2005 season. Any-
*one interested in volunteering
please contact April White or
:Charlene Forde. The league has
'also formed a new board. The
*new members are: President Ben
:Cutshaw, Vice President Charles
'Felton, Treasurer Charlene Forde
(228-3986), Secretary April White
:(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
'Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.


Travel baseball
has new teams
Clewiston welcomes AAU
travel baseball with two new
travel teams for ages 12 and
under and for those 14 and
under. Home games are played
at the Sugarland Park Sports
Complex. Admission is free.
Concessions are available. All
games are double-headers. Fol-
low the league and standings
online at www.AAUGOLD-
COST.org; for more information,
contact John Davis at (239) 253-
8576. i


More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors
and umpires for. the upcoming
youth baseball season. If you
would like to get involved in spon-
soring a team or purchasing a
banner, please contact Abby Mass
at 228-0475. Umpires are also
needed this year a certification is
required. For more information in
how to get involved with your
community's youth through
America's pastime, contact Kevin
Durance at 228-0636.


Belle Glade
Black Gold Tennis
Join in for a morning of fun and
competition at the Belle 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-
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Lady Tigers dominate LaBelle track meet
By Mark Young Brittany McNeal, and Hegley time of 43.6. Abreu won the 400- events, as well. McNeal took se
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t d t t k econd in the meter race with a time of 1:07:8 ond place in the discus whil


The Lady Tigers, representing
Clewiston High School, emerged
from their March 15 meet, host-
ed by LaBelle, with the victory.
. Taking all three top spots in
.the 200-meter race were Evelyn
Thompson who captured first
place with a time of 27.67, Tequi-
Jla Weston was just off winning
pace after posting up a time of
.27.75 for second place. Round-
,ing out the top three for Clewis-
ton was Mary H6gley and Aracia
:Sierra grabbed a fifth place
points' position.
'. Alma Vasquez, Alisa Abreu,


teameu Up Lo H enII III LIM
4x400 relay race, while Kimberly
Holley, Ivanna Cruz, Vasquez,
and Abreu ran their way to first
place in the 4x800 relay race
with a time of 11:53.
The Lady Tigers swept the top
four positions in the 100-meter
hurdles, with Sandra James cap-
turing the top spot with a time of
20.86. Melanie Watson took sec-
ond, Robretta Weekley grabbed
third, and Jessica White brought
home fourth place.
Curtissa Franklin, Weston,
Araceli Sierra, and Thompson
won the 4x100 relay race with a


while Cruz and Holley took
fourth and fifth respectively to
add to Clewiston's points totals.
Putting the Lady Tigers back
in first place was White who
won the 300-meter hurdles
with a time of 1:04:58. Under a
second off the winning pace
was Melanie Wilson, Sada
James took fourth, and Week-
ley captured fourth to give the
Lady Tigers a sweep of the
event.
The victories didn't stop on
the track, as the Lady Tigers put
up solid numbers in the field


Jade Weiss contributed with a
fourth place performance.
Dynisha Thomas won the
shot put event with a distance of
28'4" and Kiomi Williams added
a second place performance.
Curtissa Franklin won the triple
jump after launching herself to a
distance of 27'7" and James
took second place for the Lady
Tigers.
Clewiston won the event out-
right, with the host team from
LaBelle taking second, Evangeli-
cal was third, and Lake Placid
rounded out the four-team field.


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The South Florida Water Man- Reservoir and the Cypress al effort to restore and revitalize the gram.
fagement District Governing Board Creek/Trail Ridge Natural Storage greater Everglades ecosystem. The Cypress Creek/Trail Ridge
last week unanimously authorized and Water Quality Area. The C-23/24 South Reservoir is Natural Storage and Water Quality
the acquisition of approximately 'The District's steadfast com- one of four above-ground reser: Area will hold billions of gallons of
1,245 acres in St. Lucie County for mitment to continue the momen- voirs planned in Martin and St. water and will provide increased
$20.5 million 14 percent less turn to move forward with critical Lucie counties to capture water wetland and upland habitat for
than the appraised value for two land purchases for Everglades from the C-23, C-24, C-25-and C-44 wildlife.
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will be used in conjunction with said Governing Board Member age for billions of gallons of water,
other properties acquired for con- Lennart E. Lind.ahl. "I commend greatly reducing the need to send F
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The South Florida Water Man-
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ing 240 acres of critical lands from
Florida Power & Light Co. for the Bis-
cayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project
(Phase 1), a component of the Com-
prehensive Everglades Restoration
Plan. The land transfer is part of FPL's
mitigation package for its Turkey
Point Power Plant expansion that
was approved by Gov. Jeb Bush and
the Cabinet Feb. 1,2005.
The Biscayne Bay Coastal Wet-
lands Project (Phase 1) is one of
the eight Everglades restoration
projects put on the fast track for
completion under the South Flori-
da Water Management District's
Acceler8 program. The project will
help restore wetlands and reestab-
lish the historical creek network
feeding Biscayne Bay in Miami-
Dade County, enhancing the eco-
logical health of Biscayne National.
Park. The Biscayne Bay Coastal
Wetlands Project (Phase 1) is
scheduled for completion by 2009,
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tion."
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billion Comprehensive Everglades
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Center
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Services Council.
The function of the centers,
according to Ms. Dukes, is to
"empower families so they can
have an impact on. their chil-
dren's academic performance."
The program does so through
the services it provides within
the community.
When it sees a lack of servic-
es offered in the community, the
Beacon Center sets out to find
ways to fill the gaps, offering
services for free, in which the
community would otherwise
have to pay.
Presently, the center offers an
adult computer class that offers
adults who want to become
familiarized with modern tech-
nology, an easy way to do so.
With computers playing an ever-
important role in the world, it is
crucial that adults learn to use
computers and develop an
understanding of them.
Another service the center
offers is a GED class and an
ESOL class. GED students work


Incentives
Continued From Page 1
ment Block Grant from the coun-
ty, Commissioner Shirley Walker-
Turner argued, is funding that the
city anticipates and even counts
on and should not be counted as
new funding. She focused on the
"discrepancy of whether or not
we're looking at old money or
new money."
The manager offered to work
with the commission and said he
had considered the welfare of the
city's current struggling finances
and had eliminated a number, of
grants from being considered for
incentive pay. As far as the.CDBG
funding, the manager said, "You
have to jump through as many


Fish
Continued From Page 1
"If this facility becomes reality,
it will be able to jump-start an eco-
nomic boom for our community,"
she said.
In the meantime, Mr. Blumberg
also tracks the progress carefully,
eager to begin construction.
He describes the idea of the
Agua Cultural Facility and Process-
ing Plant as an innovative system
that will produce fish in "the clean-
est environment in the world."
The state-of-the-art facility is
modeled after a similar plant
owned by the company in Israel,
though Mr. Blumberg said that the
plant in Belle Glade would be larg-
er in capacity.
The 300 acres will be taken up
by a number of different facilities,
with the overall plan calling for a
fish and processing plant and a
feed plant the company plans
on manufacturing its own feed,
making it a one-stop facility for fish
farming. A water-treatment plant
proposes to filter the water being
used by the company for clean dis-
tribution back into the city, he said.
Mr. Blumberg estimates the total
cost of the project at $300 million.
The company will begin pro-
duction with a fish called the Gold-
en Tilapia. To be marketed as
"Florida Gold," the fish will be the
first of 12 varieties of fish that will
eventually be farmed at the site.
Each variety of fish will require its
own plant.
If everything goes well and the
plant is built according to current


toward completing the neces-
sary requisites to getting a GED,
while the ESOL classes concen-
trate on helping residents whose
first language is not English.
The Beacon Center is not lim-
ited to simply educational pro-
grams and has an aerobics class
for adults. Participants take part
in learning aerobics exercises
and take time out to ensure their
health and well-being.
The program is similar to
another program that the Bea-
con Center has in place: A ballet,
tap dance and jazz class for chil-
dren in kindergarten through
sixth grade. According to Ms.
Dukes, the ballet class was one
suggested by the public a sug-
gestion that the sparked quick
response from the center's advi-
sory council.
It is similar to the way, in
which Ms. Dukes would like to
continue seeing the public
respond. Ms. Dukes acknowl-
edges the fact that many of the
services being offered by the
center are not being taken
advantage of by the community
in general.
The computer class, for


hoops," as regular grants. Though
the contract language states that
the city would reward him for any
grant, he said he exercised good
sense 'in not including every last
grant for award.
Commissioner John Wilson
and Commissioner Walker-Turn-
er continued the discussion, ask-
ing that the city closely watch
what should be considered for
pay and what should be left out.
According to Mayor Clarence
Anthony, he and the manager had
a discussion on the incentive pay
several months ago, when the city
manager first revealed the list of
grants that he thought were eligi-
ble for incentive pay. The mayor
said that after a discussion on the
grants, the manager had either
pulled some off the list or asked
that he only be reimbursed for


plans, the facility will be capable of
producing 50 million pounds of
product annually, said Mr. Blum-
berg.
That is where the workforce
comes in.
Mr. Blumberg first became
interested in bringing his idea to
the Glades after reading an article
on Belle Glade in the Sun-Sentinel
Newspaper. He liked the idea of
approaching a community steeped
in a farming tradition and then
introduced himself to the commu-
nity.
If all follows according to plans,
residents will be just as happy to
welcome the company. Ambitious
in its scope, the plant also hopes to
hire as many as 3,000 people from
the area, according to Mr. Blum-
berg, to work at the site. The com-
pany needs as many as it can get,
. as the plant will operate 24 hours a
day, seven days a week. There will
be three shifts breaking up each
day.
Though early in its implementa-
tion, already, plans are being made
to accommodate the entire family
at the site. An example of this is the
daycare facilities being planned.
While working, parents can bring
their children to work and have
them taken care of by daycare
workers. Children will not only be
watched, but be engaged in educa-
tional activities while their parents
work.
"I wanted a farm-working com-
munity of people who are pre-
pared to work in this type of field,"
he said, in explaining why he chose
the Glades as his target destination.
"People who are not afraid of hard
work."


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example, has the capability of
accommodating up to 30 peo-
ple, but only seven to eight peo-
ple attend the classes on Tues-
days and Thursdays.
One of the purposes of the
community advisory council,
which meets monthly, is to listen
to the requests of the communi-
ty and formulate the proper pro-
grams and services according to
their feedback. As it stands, the
center currently has the job of
coordinating programs it
believes are necessary in the
community.
Meanwhile, it continues to
serve and also participates in the
STRAPPED program. Under the
program, and in conjunction
with Pahokee Middle/Senior
High, after-care is offered to stu-
dents from 6-8 p.m. each day.
While the center experienced
better participation in a program
held in anticipation of the FCAT
test recently, the participation in
other programs remain very low.
Ms. Dukes, a native of Belle
Glade who has spent the last 10
years working in Pahokee, urges
residents to take part in the pro-
gram and especially to make


half of the incentive pay amount.
The mayor asked the commis-
sion to consider moving forward
with approval of the item and to
come back with a payment
schedule, in which the city could
pay the manager without having
to bear the complete cost all at
once. He also offered a sugges-
tion that the city begin looking at
placing more stringent or clear
restrictions on the incentive pay.
But he defended the city's ini-
tial move tO offer Mr. Smith a per-
formance-based contract when
he was hired. "We gave him an
incentive-based contract, because
we could not afford to pay him a
higher-based salary," said the
mayor. "We felt we couldn't
afford to pay the $80,000 to
$85,000 he was making in Belle
Glade. We gave him a lower-base


Suspect
Continued From Page 1
description near a dock. Law
enforcement officials then discov-
ered Thomas hiding in the water,
under a gazebo.
Thomas was wanted on war-
rants for first degree murder with
a firearm and carrying a con-
cealed weapon for his involve-'
ment in the death of Allen Madi-
son Dec. 23 of last year.
Investigators had been hard at
work trying to solve the homicide.
When he was found, officers
and. emergency workers were
unable to revive Madison, who
was found critically injured that
day at 245 SW 6th St. in Belle
Glade.
Madison had been involved in
a fight with Alton Butts earlier that
day, investigators say. The two
men were said to have fought
against one another, before Butts'
nephew, 20-year-old Thomas of


suggestions it believes are need-
ed throughout the area, "so that
we're not making decisions on
what we want," she said.
Ms. Dukes believes that the
area has a misconception of the
center: That the center only
caters to low- to moderate-
income families. Nothing can be
further from the truth, she said.
The program is available to any-
one who would like to make use
of it.
As the program gets ready to
implement its summer camp
and kick off an etiquette class for
children, it hopes to attract the
attention of the community and
to reach out to as many as possi-
ble in that endeavor.
"I 'would like to see an
increase in the feedback and to
receive direction," said Ms.
Dukes. "I would also like to see a
variety of the community repre-
sented."
If you are interested in partici-
pating in any of the programs
offered by the Beacon Center, or
would like to learn more, you
are asked to contact the Beacon
Center at 924-3008.


salary and told him to earn up."
Vice-Mayor Esther Berry, who
supported the motion to post-
pone the consideration of the
approval of the agreement several
weeks ago for legal review, made
a motion to approve the item at
the March 15 meeting. Once the
contract is up for renewal after
the first two years are up, the city
could take a closer look at the
contract and its terms because,
she said, the city is "experiencing
financial constraints."
City Manager Smith agreed. "If
the commission does not like the
terms of the contract, at the end of
it, change the terms," he said.
"I'm reasonable, we can make it
work."
Mr. Smith's current contract
ends in December of this year.


Orlando opened fire on Madison.
Butts was arrested shortly after
the death, and faced a charge of
aggravated battery.
But 'police wanted to find
Thomas, who witnesses say was
directly responsible for shooting
Madison, hitting him at least once
in the chest and killing him. Wit-
nesses reported hearing four
shots ring out before finding
Mpdison lying on the street gasp-
in, for air.
Moments later, emergency
workers tried to resuscitate Madi-
son, transporting him to Glades
General Hospital, where he was
soon pronounced dead.
Thomas' arrest should put the
case to rest, officials hope.
Lieutenant Robert Wheelihan
with the Belle Glade Police
Department last week was happy
to receive news on the suspect's
capture. "He will finally face jus-
tice," he said, adding, "It will also
be the beginning of justice for the
victim's family."


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Benefits of Canker eradication outweigh costs


LAKE ALFRED While the
:state's citrus canker eradication
,program has been mired in con-
: troversy and legal action resulting
-in a stop-and-go approach to
-removing infected trees a new
:University of Florida study indi-
'cates the benefits of the eradica-
,tion program outweigh the costs
eight to one.
"Without the eradication pro-
'gram, citrus canker will become
widely established in Florida, with
'serious long-term consequences
.for the state's $9.1 billion citrus
:industry," said Ron Muraro, a pro-
'fessor with UF's Institute of Food
'and Agricultural Sciences. "It
,would jeopardize our position in
;-the world market."
If citrus canker were to become
.endemic in Florida, exports of
:fresh fruit to Europe would likely
:cease, he said. Over the long run,
-the economic loss due to an
:endemic canker problem would
'be nearly $2.5 billion.
The bacterial disease, which
-causes lesions on the leaves, stems
:and fruit of citrus trees, weakens
:citrus trees, causing a loss in yields
-*and higher production costs.
:.Removal and burning of infected
'-or exposed trees is the only way to
.stop the disease.
According to the study, the
:canker eradication program saves
'producers $169.2 million annually
- in production costs for items such
,as extra bactericide sprays in
groves, and processing steps at
packinghousess to grade out blem-
ished fruit and disinfect clean fruit
: for foreign and domestic markets.
.The eradication program also
Helps the citrus industry avoid
,$84.9 million per year in lost rev-
:enues that would be caused by
-lower fruit yields and unmar-
ketable fruit. By contrast, the annu-
'al cost of the eradication program


in 2005 is estimated to be $44 mil-
lion.
"When the annual impacts are
extrapolated over time, the cost to
the industry would exceed $2.5 bil-
lion, and the disease would be
well on its way to destroying the
Florida citrus industry," Muraro
said.
Total cost of the current eradi-
cation program, which began in
1995, is estimated to be $477 mil-
lion, which includes the destruc-
tion of infected or exposed trees
and compensation to homeown-
ers for lost trees. In 2004, produc-
ers received approximately $28.4
million in compensation from
state and federal agencies for pro-
duction lost to canker or exposure.
The eradication program is admin-
istered by the Florida Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
Muraro, based at the UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred, said special-
ty fruit would be the only segment
of the citrus industry that might
experience a net gain in revenue
associated with endemic citrus
canker. The disease would reduce
shipments of certain fresh fruit
varieties, thereby boosting the
market price of fruit harvested
from canker-free groves. The net
gain in prices for specialty fruit
would reduce the benefits associ-
ated with the canker eradication
program by $44.5 million. Never-
theless, he said, an endemic citrus
canker situation would still have
an overall negative impact on rev-
enue for the industry.
The two-year study, funded by
USDA, was conducted by Muraro
and Tom Spreen, professor and
chairman of the UF/IFAS food and
resource economics department
in Gainesville. Marisa Zansler, an


economist at USDAs Animal Plant
Health Inspection Services in
Washington, D.C., contributed to
the study.
The economic analysis of the
citrus canker., eradication program
was developed using the predicted
values of the benefits and the costs
associated with the program. The
summary reports, FE 531 and FE
532, are available on the UF/IFAS
Electronic Document Information
Source Web site:
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/.
Spreen said the study did not
measure changes in consumer
demand that might occur if the cit-
rus disease is not eradicated.
"Although citrus canker will not
adversely affect human health, the
mere image of consuming a prod-
uct that is visually unappealing
may have a negative impact on the
demand for Florida citrus," he
said.
"Opponents say Florida should
abandon the current eradication
program and learn to live with the
citrus canker problem," Muraro
said. "They contend that the citrus
industry will not incur losses that
are big enough to outweigh the
cost of the eradication program,
but our research clearly indicates
that this would not be the case."
The study also shows that the
current, expanded-phase eradica-
tion program, which ramped up
with renewed state and federal
funding in 2000, could have
removed all trees infected or
exposed to the disease by the end
of this year. However, because of
legal challenges that halted tree
removal in Miami-Dade and
Broward counties, the eradication
program will have to continue
until January 2008, the report says.
Spreen said the 2004 hurricane
season "throws another unknown
into the equation" because the dis-


ease is spread by rain-driven wind.
"Our cost estimates for con-
cluding the eradication program in
2008 were developed in June 2004
before the storms passed through
the state," Spreen said. "Now we
are beginning to see new out-
breaks of citrus canker in South-
west Florida and the Indian River
area, which means the program
may have to continue beyond
2008."
Jim Graham, a professor of soil
microbiology at the Lake Alfred
center who is studying the patholo-
gy of the disease and evaluating
various control methods, said deci-
sive action is the best policy when
canker threatens the Florida citrus
industry. Outbreaks of the disease
have plagued the industry since the
early 1900s, but have been throt-
tied by eradication efforts in earlier
campaigns. Previous programs
eradicated canker from the state in
1933 and 1994.
"If another outbreak should
occur after Florida has been certi-
fied canker-free, a policy will prob-
ably remain in place for immediate
eradication," Graham said. "Stop-
ping the disease as quickly as pos-
sible minimizes the considerable
costs of residential and grove sur-
veillance for canker and the
removal infected and exposed
trees to Floridians, the federal gov-
ernment and the citrus industry.'
Tim Schubert, a plant patholo-
.gist with the state agriculture
department's Division of Plant
Industry in Gainesville, said the
expansion of international travel
and trade increases the risk of inva-
sive pests and disease such as cit-
rus canker. Additional resources
are'needed to detect,and guard
against these exotic pests and
pathogens that threaten agricul-
ture natural resources in Florida
and the United States, he said.


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Faith in Action

The Public is invited to celebrate
Jthe-expansion of Senior Connec-
tions of SW FL Faith in Action pro-
,gram in Clewiston at the Senior
'Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South WC. Owen Ave,
,on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
,The purpose of Faith in Action is to
'match volunteers with those who
,are chronically ill, to help them with
,different activities of daily living.
:Faith in Action volunteers, "care
-partners," can provide a variety of
Helpful services, including making
friendly phone calls, shopping for
,groceries or just being a compas-
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-short program, with refreshments,
to kick off Clewiston's participation
*in this nationwide program RSVP
'TO Liz Taylor (863) 983-7088 *


Services to help 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 Connec-
tions offices. Legal help from Flori-
da Rural Legal Services is available
at Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven on March 24 from
9:30 am to 12:00 pm. (Must call
946-1821 to make appointment)
'*Save the Date* Memory Mobile
and Next Trash to Treasures Indoor
Flea Market at Nobles Center both
on Friday morning, April 15.
*NEW* Medication assistance
through LEAPS is available. April 20
from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at Senior Con-
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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 Friday
(675-1446.)
Upcoming events
Family Caregiver Support Group
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nections offices. Next meetings are
March 23 in Clewiston,. and March
30 in Moore Haven. Call 983-7088 in
Clewiston and 946-1821 in Moore
Haven. Nobles Senior Center exer-
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a.m. Come and join this lively
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arrival of bills. Especially the
water, gas and electric bills it
feels like you have no control
over them, so you just sigh and
write the check. It's time to
take charge of your bills. By
just paying a little more atten-
tion to your household habits,
you can cut your utility costs.
Sure, you'll never eagerly
anticipate seeing utility bills
in the mailbox. But you just
might be smiling at your sav-
ings.

WATER
Turn off the water in the
sink or shower while you're
brushing your teeth or shav-
ing.
Wait for a full load before
running the dishwashing
machine or washer.
Take showers instead of
baths to cut down on the use
of hot water.


Take a 10-minute shower
instead of a 20-minute one.
In the yard, put sprinklers
on a timer and water in the
morning to minimize evapora-
tion.
Fix leaky faucets or run-
ning toilets.

ELECTRICITY
Turn off appliances and
lights that aren't in use.
Replace bulbs with lower-
wattage ones if possible.
Install ceiling fans. Then
you. can decrease air condi-
tioning use in the summer and
circulate heat in the winter.
See if appliances like air
conditioners and furnaces are
energy efficient.
Remove the lint from the
dryer filter after every load.
That will let in more heat and
dry clothes faster.
Plant tall shrubs and bush-
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Insulate places where out-
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Turn off the stove or oven
a few minutes before food is
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The oven door should be
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Cook several dishes in the
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Don't heat closets, and
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qxr $549,900.
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* $139,900 |3I)22HA mobile homc on 2.'i road ouit awa from ustise andi. iustc of ity liv-
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Counesy pnolos'uoo ana Alvaline Lantz
Bob and Alvaline Lantz when they were courting in the early
1940s. Bob is wearing his army uniform with the tall riding
boots worn by mounted units in World War II.


Taylor Creek Church of the Brethren built by Bob Lantz
father. It was located near where Arnold's Wildlife Sanctuary
is today. Standing in front are, left to right: Buddy LaMartin,
Sun Arnold, Elaine, Martha and Peggy.'


Wild hog visiting a cow camp. Bob Lantz said, "He smelled
the feed we carried up on the truck and he climbed up onto
the truck to try to get at it When I took this picture."


By MaryAnn Morris
Avaline Walker Lantz is an
Okeechobee native. Bobs Lantz's
family came to Okeechobee from
Indiana where they had moved
from Lancaster, Pa.
"Bob's dad was pastor of the
Taylor Creek Church of the
Brethren. It was back behind
where Sue Arnold's place is.
(Arnold's Wildlife Refuge.) They
came when I was in fifth grade,
around 1935, said Mrs. Lantz. "His
sister, Martha, became my best
friend and that's when I became
friends with Bob."
Pastor Lantz was a builder,
according to his son. He was pas-
tor of the Basinger Church, and
then he got the Taylor Creek
Church of the Brethren started and
later became the second pastor of
the Abundant Blessings Church,
located on Route 441 North.
"I worked cows for Sonny
Williamson's father. When Alva-
line and I were courting, I would be
out at a cow camp, like Pop Ash
Slough, that's out Route .70 West
and I'd ride my horse three hours
home Saturday afternoon to go to
church in Basinger on Sunday,
then ride three hours back to camp
Sunday afternoon.
"We made $1 a day if we rode a
company horse, $1.50. if you rode
your own horse and they'd feed
you and your horse for that," said
Mr. Lantz.
"You'd milk those old Cracker
cows too. Use about a one pound
coffee can. They didn't give much
milk," said Mrs. Lantz.
"It was something to milk awild
cow," said Mr. Lantz. "Someone
would hold tight to what we called
a drafty pole. It had two holes in the
end and you'd rope the cow's
horns real tight, then twist, sort of
like using a twitch on a horse, to
take their minds off what you were
doing to them. Thin you'd get
what milk you could between
kicks.
"And those Cracker cows could
kick, too," Mrs. Lantz laughingly
remembered.
"We'd go out hunting up the
cows and sometimes we'd find
wild hogs or they'd come around
our camp, smelling the feed we
carried for the horses. Well, we'd
rope them and tie them up, then
pick them up on the way back. You
could pen them up and fatten
them. When they were fat, they'd
make good eating or you could sell
them for the meat and make a few
dollars. We'd come across Semi-
noles out there. They fattened
hogs, too. When you caught a hog,
you'd cut its ear to make just such a
mark so you could tell whose was
whose. You can't brand a hog
because the brand would grow
out, so you'd cut an ear to mark
them."
Then World War II came and on
the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl
Harbor was bombed by the Japan-
ese. "I'll never forget that day, Mr.
Lantz says shaking his head.
"I was working for Sonny
Williamson's father then out
working the cows. We were up at a
cow camp, back in the north part-
of the county out west of where the
state park is now. We had stopped
to rest the horses. The Durrance
boys had a pickup pulled up under
the camp shelter with the radio on
and Sonny heard the news that
Pearl Harbor had been bombed
and came'and told us. I'll never for-
get that."
Mr. Lantz was called up to fight
in World War II, just a couple
weeks after Pearl Harbor, before
Christmas in 1941. "1 served in a
remount unit. That's why I wore
tall boots ,in uniform. We were a
mounted unit."
"We got married during the war
in August 1943 and settled up in
Basinger. We lived there in the
1940s," said Mrs. Lantz, "Our
house was just where the Basinger
Civic Ceriter is now. It was a story
and a half. There wasn't any elec-
tric there until just before the hurri-


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cane in 1949. Florida Power and
Light wouldn't run power out
there, but Glades Electric came and
they did. Our house in Basinger
had carbon. lights. (Carbon fila-
ment came before the tungsten fil-
ament used now.)
"The 1949 storm washed out
the bridge on Basinger Road (now
S.R. 98) across Chandler's Slough.
Rather than drive around, I drove
my Model A Ford Roadster right
through it," chuckled Mrs. Lantz.
"You'd put an old raincoat over
the engine to keep it dry," agreed
Mr. Lantz with a grin. "Drive on in
and come up the other side drip-
ping Hyacinth and green stuff. It
was kind of fun.
"I had a lot of- horses over the
years," Mr. Lantz recalled. "One I
remember was named Cricket. He
was a real character. No one could
ride him but me. He just didn't like
anyone else. He wouldn't even pay
any attention if someone came to
the fence if he was turned out. He
didn't like just fooling around. He
knew his work and he liked to
work. He's just work for me. When
I decided it was time to quit, I sold
my saddle and all, so I wouldn't be
tempted to start back again. It was
dangerous work and after awhile
you know it's time to quit."
"We farmed, too. I had a Ford-
son tractor, not a Ford tractor, a
Fordson tractor," remembered Mr.
Lantz.
"We called them lightning
rods," commented Mrs. Lantz with
a glance at her husband, "that trac-
tor was all metal, wheels and all,
and I really worried when he was
out in the fields and a storm would
come up." .
Livestock wasn't fenced then.
Cattle roamed free and grazed
wherever the grass was good.
"After all the problems with the
ticks on the deer and the cattle,
they came up with what they called
the 'No Fence Law.' Everyone
thought it meant. there wouldn't be
any need for fences, but it was a
sneaky thing, because what it
meant was that if you had no fence
you had no livestock. After that you
had to keep your livestock in or
they weren't yours any more,"
remembered Mr. Lantz.
The 1940s brought changes to
Okeechobee. The Okeechobee
News, on August of 1942 was able
to report that the county and city
debts brought on by the hard times
of the Depression in the 1930s
were being settled, "The Federal
court entered a final decree con-
firming a debt settlement proposed
by Okeechobee County."
Glades Electric Cooperative was
formed in 1947 to bring power to'
the more rural areas, like Basinger
where he Lantzes lived then.
Because of the spread of disease
carried by ticks that infected cattle,
the open range was no more and
each rancher by law had to keep
his livestock fenced in. The storms
in the late 1940s caused the Kissim-
mee River to flood, drowning cattle
in the fields. In October of 1947, a
group of 300 citizens met in Okee-
chobee as the Flood Control Com-
mittee. This group began the work,
which would lead to the formation
of the Central and Southern Flood
Control District and the channeling
of the Kissimmee River. There was
only one dairy, the H.L. Chandler
Dairy.
According to U.S. Census data,
the population of Okeechobee
County dropped from 4,129 in
1930 to 3,000 in 1940, but
.improved pasture grasses were
being introduced, and Brahma cat-


tie were being crossed with the
native cracker cows. Land in Dade
and Broward Counties was being
snapped up by developers and
there was change coming to Okee-
chobee.


EDITORS NOTE:'Some infor-
mation for this story came from
U.S. Census data, back issues of
the Okeechobee News, and "His-
tory of Okeechobee", K. Van Land-
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Six tips to slashing your cooling bills


With the hot summer weath-
er just around the corner, now is
the time to give your home a
"checkup". Here are six tips
from the Comfort Institute, to
make sure your air conditioner
bills don't blow your cool.
Have your duct system tested
for air leaks. Many assume that
windows and doors are the
major cause of a home's energy-
wasting air leaks. But according
to research by the Department
of Energy (DOE), gaps, joints,
and disconnections in the typi-
cal 'home's duct system are
much more significant.
The DOE states that the typi-
cal duct system loses 25-40 per-
cent of the energy put out by the
central heat pump or air condi-
tioner. Authorities recommend
having an AC contractor test for
leaks and then seal them with a
brushed on fiber-reinforced
elastomeric sealant. Duct tape
usually dries out and fails. It
turns out duct tape is great for
many things, but sealing ducts
isn't one of them, according to
the Institute.
Ask your AC contractor to
perform an Infiltrometer "blow--
er door" test. The blower door is
a computerized instrument orig-


finally invented by DOE. It pin-
points where your home's worst
air leaks are, such as duct leaks,
and also measures how leaky
the overall house is.
Many homes have significant
air leaks into the attic: Hot, dusty
air often gets drawn in through
recessed can lights and pull
down stairs. New sealing prod-
ucts offer an infiltrometer test as
part of a whole house health
and comfort checkup that also
checks insulation levels and
overall duct performance.
Close your fireplace dumper.
Did you remember to close after
the last time it was used? Shut it
now or waste precious cool air
all summer long.
Replace your air conditioner
or heat pump filter. Most sys-
tems need this done every
month to ensure safe and effi-
cient operation. Keep forgetting
to do it? Ask your AC contractor
for information on an extended
surface area whole house filter
that only needs to be replaced
once a year. It also does a far
better job of keeping your
equipment and the air in your
home clean.
Have your air conditioner
cleaned and tuned. A pre-season


tune up is a great investment. It
reduces the chances of break-
downs in the middle of summer
and more than pays for itself
through more energy efficient
operations. Make sure the AC
contractor cleans both the
indoor and outdoor heat trans-
fer coils, and checks refrigerant
gas charge by measuring super-
heat of sub-cooling.
Consider replacing your old
air conditioner or heat pump.
Just like a car, central cooling
equipment doesn't last forever.
Is your system more than 12
years old? Planning to stay in
your home more than a few
years? Many authorities recom-
mend replacing it before it fails
permanently.
A new system improves com-
fort, is more dependable, and
creates less air pollution. New
units are up to twice as energy
efficient, which saves money on
your monthly electric bill.
However, government and
utility research has found that
over 90 percent of newly
installed high-efficiency systems
have energy-wasting mistakes.
Do some homework before talk-
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Juice 'jumping' hurts American farmers


LAKELAND The U.S.
International Trade Commis-
sion (ITC) ruled last week that
the revocation of an antidump-
ing order issued in 1987,
against imports of frozen con-
centrated orange juice from
Brazil, was not likely to cause
material injury to a domestic
industry. The Commission's
findings and opinion will be
reported to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce (DOC) by
March 28, and that agency will
then revoke the old order.
The ITC is required to con-
duct a "sunset review" of all
antidumping orders every five
years to determine whether
they should remain in effect by
projecting if revocation would
result in material injury to the
relevant domestic industry.
Florida Citrus Mutual and a


group of domestic orange
juice processors stated that the
old order was no longer having
a beneficial impact on the U.S.
marketabecause most of the
relevant producers had been
revoked or excluded from the
order over the years.
"We expected this result in
the sunset review when we
decided to file the new
antidumping petition in 2004,"
said Andy LaVigne, executive
vice president/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual. "Supporting rev-
ocation of the old order was
the only way to move the new
investigation forward and
address the real injury caused
by recent dumping that
escaped the purview of the
1987 order."
The domestic producers
filed a new antidumping peti-


tion in December 2004 cover-
ing both frozen concentrate
orange juice (FCOJ) and not-
from-concentrate (NFC)
orange juice imported from
Brazil. The ITC ruled prelimi-
narily on March 3 that there
was a reasonable indication of
material injury because of
those imports, and the investi-
gation is continuing in front of
the DOC.
Florida Citrus Mutual,
founded in 1948, is the state's
largest citrus grower organiza-
tion with more than 11,000
members. The Florida citrus
industry provides a $9.1 billion
annual economic impact to
the state and employs 90,000
people. For more information,
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316 East Trinidad Ave.
Clewiston, FL 33440
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Port St. Lucie: (772) 335-3550
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Remeron users file claims


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today
announced
procedures that Floridians
may use to file claims for cash
reimbursement for amounts they
overpaid for the prescription
antidepressant drug Remeron
and its generic equivalent mir-
tazapine. The relief is part of a
$36, million settlement between
the drug's manufacturer and the
50 states.,
The nationwide settlement,
reached last October, followed a
ten-month investigation spear-
headed by Texas, Florida and
Oregon. The states alleged that
Organon USA, Inc., and its parent
company, Akzo Nobel N.V.,
unlawfully extended a monopoly
on Remeron by improperly
delaying the availability of lower-
cost generic substitutes, which
resulted in higher prices for those
who paid for the drug. Individual
Floridians who overpaid for the
medication-may now begin the
claim process by calling a toll-
free claims line at 1-866-401-6807
or visiting the settlement website
at


www.RemeronSettlement.com.
"The high costs of prescrip-
tion drugs is already a heavy- bur-
den for Florida citizens," said Mr.
Crist. "Obtaining this settlement
will provide some welcome relief
to eligible consumers."
The states today launched a
campaign to notify consumers of
the settlement and claims
process, including advertise-
ments in publications such as
Readers Digest, Parade and USA
Today. Pharmacists have also
agreed to help spread the word
to consumers, which Mr. Crist
said will provide an effective
resource for ensuring that citi-
zens learn of the reimbursement
program.
The amount received by indi-
vidual Florida -consumers will
depend on the number of claims
actually filed. In addition to those
refunds, the settlement will pro-
duce reimbursement to govern-
mental agencies that paid for
Remeron or its generic equiva-
lent. In settling the case, the
states agreed to reserve a portion
of the settlement fund for public


entities across the nation, to be
divided based on, population.
The individual public entities that
will receive funds, and the
amount of their recovery, will be
determined at a later date.
Recovery is also available, for
third-party payors such as health
insurance plans.
The settlement, if ultimately
approved by the court, will
resolve
claims brought by state attor-
neys general as well as a private
class action brought on behalf of
a class of end payors. A Florida
company, Complete Claim Solu-
tions, Inc., of West Palm Beach,
is serving as the states' claims
administrator for the settlement.
Eligible consumers must file
claim forms postmarked no later
than
June 13, 2005, in order to be
eligible for a refund. The address
is Remeron Antitrust Settlement,
c/o Complete Claim Solutions,
Inc., P.O. Box 24769, West Palm
Beach, FL 33416. The same dead-
line applies to consumers com-
pleting the form online.


Easter bunnies may not be a good idea


If you're tempted to surprise
your child with a bunny or chick
on Easter morning, Dr. Bonnie
Beaver, an animal behavior
expert at Texas A&M University's
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences, sug-
gests you think over the idea
carefully you may end up with
more eggs in your basket than
you can handle.-
Dr. Beaver says it's usually not
a good idea to give someone a
surprise pet.
A child getting a pet as a gift
should know about it before-
hand so he or she can be
involved in the decision-making
process. The child should have a
say in the selection of an animal
he or she will have for the.next
several years," Dr/ Beaver says.
Many times, after the novelty
of a new bunny or chick wears
off, the child loses interest. "If
this happens," says Beaver, "the
responsibility for the animal's
care rna% fall to a parent, which
is often not what the parent


wants. This can result in pet bun-
nies and chicks being taken to
shelters or abandoned."
Another important considera-
tion when giving a bunny or
chick as an Easter gift is the
expense of maintaining these
animals. There are ongoing feed-
ing expenses as well as the cost
to spay or neuter rabbits (the
cost is much greater if you don't)
and regular veterinary check-ups
to keep your pet healthy.
Apart from the financial
expenses though, bunnies and
chicks require a time expense
because you must feed and
clean their living areas daily as
well as spend time with them
frequently. When they grow up,
these animals will need more
space than they did as babies.
You will need to create an
area for chickens to roost or buy
bunnies a larger cage because
they are active and need exer-
cise., Also, in some regions,
keeping chickens outdoors is
against zoning regulations, so


the giver of a bunny or chick
should look into the restrictions
around the recipient's home.
If you've, been successfully
dissuaded from buying your
favorite child an Easter bunny or
chick, don't despair. There are
many other ways to surprise
your child on Easter. Chocolate
bunnies can often have the same
pleasing affects on children as
the real thing.
. Dr. Beaver says, "If you are
considering giving a child a pet
for Easter, show the recipient a
picture of a pet or give him or
her some information about the
animal and let him or her go
later to select one. This way, you
and your child can learn more
about the pet together and
decide whether getting one is a
good idea or not.
"Also, sometimes giving a
stuffed toy to a youngster lets the
child know a pet is coming and
he or she can be part of the deci-
sion on which one to select," Dr.
Beaver adds.


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out an application at the follow-
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22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


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22 FORT THOMPSON AVE.
LABELLE, FL 33935


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We offer GREAT PAY
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If interested in the following positions,
please apply at our Employment Office lo-
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SNOWISRINQG
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.

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


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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:
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-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
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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



GROUP TREATMENT COORDINATOR
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., provides
quality programs for youth-at-risk. Join us
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BA degree in Human Services and two years
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Send resume and cover letter to: Angie
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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.
Busy Home
Health Agency
Looking for the following:
Full time RN w/ benefits,
PRN $35 per visit $55 per
admit,MSW, HHA
1-941-505-4663 or fax
resume to:941-575-4445
CHEF WANTED Exp on Char
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CLEWISTON COUNTRY
CLUB Servers/Cooks/Salad
preparer/dishwasher. Ap-
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Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 863-946-2420
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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
for more details. (f


HANDYMAN
NEEDED
Full or Part Time
Experienced & own tools
necessary. Apply in person
between 8am-2pm, Monday thru
Friday at The Clock Restaurant,
1030 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Ask for Harry

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's license; background screen-
ing & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA ,
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133 for
more details.

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(A member-
owned,
non-profit,
FL CORP.)
Applicant must ul-
timately perform
all duties and
tasks at Lakeport
Water. Must earn
Class C Drinking
Water License
within two years.
Applicant must
have valid FL
driver's license.
Accounting
knowledge and
some computer
skills a plus. Pay
dictated by expe-
rience. Uniform,
Insurance, Den-
tal, Paid Vaca-
tion, Sick Time
and Paid Holi-
days. Call Mike at
863-946-1300 or
863-227-1601.
Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Jobs. $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
paid training/ vacation. No
experience necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
(866)634-1229 x 605.

Now Hiring 2005 Postal
Jobs. $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
paid training/ vacation. No
experience necessary.
Green Card ok. Call
(866)339-5720 x 3077.

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$48.00+hr. No Experi-
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Training and Full Benefits.
Entry Levels. Call 7 days
for information. (888)826-
2513 ext. 11A.
Sales Representatives To
sell children's books to
schools and libraries. Ex-
plore our website for
Spring openings
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m or contact
scottw@childrensplusinc-
.com.


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
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nurse Manager & CCUexp.
with desire to develop nursing
staff in critical care path.
RESPIRATORYTHERAPIST
PRN
Must have CRTT, ACkS, NRP
& BLS. Ability to work min all
areas. 3-5 rs exp. Neonate -
Adult and ventilator. RRT
preferred.
CLINICAL PHARMACIST
PRN
E/o Sat & Sun. 2yrs Hospital
exp. pharmacokinetics, renal
adust, MUE unit inspection,
other clinical services. Prefer
PharmD.
PHLEBOTOMIST
Weekends 11a 7p. Requires
previous experience.
RECEIVING/
DISTRIBUTION CLERK
Previous hospital inventory &
computer experience
preferred. Wi train.
DIET AIDE PRN
Cash register & prior food
service experience desired.
INFORMATION
SYSTEM ANALYST
FT days. 5 yrs exp. in hospital
/clinical environ. 2+ yrs in
operations/mgmt of computer
systems req. As400 exp>l
Series AS40i810), networking
infrastructure & telecommu-
nications skills skills. Project
management. Bachelor degree
or equiv. exp. required.
Computer Scence degree
pref d. Competitive salary &
excellent benefit package.

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Opportualties 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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**$$ FREE CASH GRANTS!
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Personal Bills, School,
Business, etc. $47 billion
left unclaimed. (800)574-
1804 ext. 369.


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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.: 561.996-9066

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Employment
Full Time


o HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

HCAP Health Care Navigator
Grant Position
Position #163-2125

This position is to provide tailored care coor-
dination services to clients of Western Palm
Beach County. Employee interviews clients in
need of services and assists them in navigat-
ing the eligibility process of medically and
culturally appropriate healthcare and social
services. Employee must provide high quality
customer service with attention to special
needs of diverse client base. Employee par-
ticipates in outreach activities guiding clients
to program services. Associate's degree with
course work emphasis in social work, human
services or related; supplemented by three
(3) years previous experience or training that
provides excellent knowledge of eligibility cri-
teria for alternative government supported
health care programs and benefits including
Florida KidCare, Medicare, Medicaid, Social
Security Disability, CHAMPUS, Veteran's Ad-
ministration benefits, etc. and the ability to
perform interviews and advanced administra-
tive support functions; or an equivalent com-
bination of education, training, and experi-
ence. Position requires that the candidate
possess moderate computer skills and pos-
sess and maintain a current Florida Drivers
License. Bi-lingual strongly preferred. Start-
ing Salary $26,376 yearly.
Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M.
4/03/05. Submit resumes/applications to:
Position #.163-2125, Attn: HR Coordinator,
HCDPBC, 324 Datura Street, #401, WPB, FL
33401, fax to (561)671-4670 or email to:
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Hanging Loveseat
This do-it-yourself hanging
loveseat will make a great
winter project in anticipation
of spring. Made of redwood,
it features straightforward
construction techniques and
full-size traceable patterns.
Simply trace, cut, assemble
and finish.
The completed hanging
loveseat measures 52 in. long
by 23 in. deep by 27 in. tall.
Hanging Loveseat plan
(No. 780)... $8.95
Adirondack Quartet
4 other plans
(No. C64) .. $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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Lab Work

Done In Office _*
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W Ventura Ave Clewiston, FL 33440


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



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.


NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-
RESTED? Criminal De-
fense *State *Federal
*Felonies *Misdemeanors
*DUI *License Suspen-
sion *Parole *Probation
-*Domestic Violence
*Drugs "Protect Your
Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24
HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.



Anyone
who has a
problem w/all around
roofing & construction,
John or Phyillis Daniels
@ 863-983-7546


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

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


WASHER & DRYER- GE
almond, good condition
$200 firm
(863)467-7953
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150
(863)763-3024.


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

MEN BICYCLE
3 speed; Good
condition. $25.
(863)763-7802.


STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.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 % box 11/4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679


FLOWER GIRL DRESS- Da-
vids Bridal, beautiful, like
new, size 5, $75.
(863)824-0095.



COMPAQ COMPUTER-
complete, kybrd,,mouse,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
PRINTER/PHOTO COPIER-
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-
1997.


ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
CRAFTMATIC ELE. Adjusta-
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
(954)966-2041



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


PRINCESS TOWER BED-
with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250: (863)824-0095.
SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

YOUTH TWIN SIZE CAPT.
BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd, like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.



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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 & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating EquipmentZ
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 545
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER- 3/2
Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
(863)610-0575.
.AIR CONDITIONER: 05 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed.- $1150.
(954)309-8659
HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.


DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-
9946.

MAYTAG WASHER
Works good.
$40.
(863)763-6843.
RANGE
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Sears,
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
(863)675-2010.
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, al-
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
(863)763-4746.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
WASHER & DRYER, full
size, both work .fine, $65
for the pair. (863)946-
0296


Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080



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

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helps you understand the
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people!


Employment
,Part Time 11, 1


Employment
Medical 2101


Job
Information 225


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Employment
Part Time


Employment
Medical


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

organizatfional skills. Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

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

meetings in both counties, filling assignments on time, creating communiu

ty contacts, and creating enterprising features.




To apply: Fax resumesto(83)983-7537


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


SWe8st Sugarland Highway ClewistonEFL, 334l40



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


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
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home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
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cial aid if qualify.
.(866)858-2121
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.com.
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.
LUGGAGE
1 pc. in exc. cond. w/wheels
hide away handle $60
(863)983-6319
New Radar/Laser Detec-
tor/Scrambler $120.00 1
Year warranty, 1 year Tick-
et Rebate. Cordless Key-
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$40.00 (813)943-1544
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EXECUTIVE DESK 3'x 6',
Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.
(863)763-3024.



BEAGLE, Male CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPS CKC
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
Jack. Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fern., 1 male, $200.
(863)528-9897
JACK RUSSEL female
shots & wormed 8
wks. old $250
; (863)673-5370
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
SCHNAUZER PUPPIES 4,
CKC reg 8wks all Shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035
SNOW WHITE DOVES, (2),
not barely old enough to
eat on their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214
YORKIE PUPPIES 9 weeks
old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)
791-4567.



SPA/HOT TUB COVER,
76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell


LOG SPLITTER
Vertical, 25 ton
on wheels, $500
(863)612-0159


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


Agriculture


:1 -.... ---

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


APHA PAINT GELDING


LAWN MOWER Murray
widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.


LAWN TRACTOR- Murray
wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" out, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.


MATCHES SMALL
ENGINES Weed eaters,
Blowers & Mowers. $50 &
-up 863-946-6636.


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


WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $100. (863)674-
0790


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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land, Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Rent 960


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

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



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



SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
832
www.cherokeevalleysc.c-
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.



We Do Rentals! Southern
Vermont's Rental Center.
MOUNT SNOW, WEST
DOVER, VERMONT. By
Week/Weekend/Month or
Season! INCLUDES: Rec-
reational/Cultural Activi-
ties. We offer hillside con-
dos, town houses, cha-
lets, (large/small homes.)
MOUNTAIN RESORT REN-
TALS, P.O. BOX 1804,
WEST DOVER, VERMONT
05356.
www.mountainresortrent-
als.com, email: rent-
verm@sover.net.
(888)336-1445, (802-
464-1445).



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


Real Estate



Business Places .
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State


2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.
S(863)763-3631.
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.



Ben Byrd's
Outdoor Power Equipment
Sale & Service
To Your Door
Factory Authorized
Available 7 Days
Servicing Hendry & Glades
863-677-0210.
LAWN MOWER Ronsone,
Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613


I Pet Services =


I Pet Services


Job
Information


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. If interested please call
561-993-1160


Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds.
The classified are
the most successful sales-
person in town.
Shop-here first!
The classified ads.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.

How fast can your car go?
It can go even faster
when you sell it in the
classified.


-oa fYour
THE ArO.DA LE 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/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, land-
ry, porch, $25,000
(863)599-2626


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


HUNT ELK, Red Stag,
Whitetail, Buffalo Our
season starts September
1, 2005. GUARANTEED
HUNTING LICENSE,
$5.00. We have NO Game,
NO Pay Policy. Call days:
(314)209-9800, Even-
ings: (314)894-3776.


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

When you want something
sold, advertise 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 classi-
fieds.


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.
Looking for a place to hang
your hat? Look no further
than the classified.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in to-
day's classified.
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the
classified.


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.


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


GATED MOUNTAIN COM-
MUNITY NEAR ASHE-
VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
hiking trails & more! Bear
River Community.
(866)411-5263.

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.


LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 609. Sunset
Bay, LLC.


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


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accessibdily. Block away from .vestNwi1.25 AcsMRE@$3SK Rier for -5153Ki
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4BR. 3BA $345,000 $106,000() 5371.532 "" $59,995
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'7000 ACREAGE LANDALOTS the inside 2002 $126,000 5 1.25 acres 38ily S. $29,900
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stcleonon Baybery 4LoIreavEo Moore Haven Yacht Club 8 Lots Zoned R-B Montura Ranch $34,500
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R, 2A, MH, Shelw SD Nw MONTURA' $300,000
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AUCTION

100 Homesites in Highlands County, FL
Tkis is YOUR chance to own property in Highlandls
County! Ilomesites range from 1/ to 1/2 acri,
including lakefront & golf course properties.

Over itkomeses will be sold ABSOI.NTE to the
last and highest bidder, regardless of price!

This is a perfect opportunity to purchase
property for investments, primary residence,
vacation home or retirement home sites.







Plusu 2 Large Tracts in Levy County to be sold
In paroles Call for details....



Bn-.-..stad, 800-257-4161
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NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$24,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees,
rolling hills, wildlife. Enjoy
hunting, hiking, horses,
great climate. Power, great
access. 100% Financing.
Call (877)822-LAND.


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where
there is: Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Stream,
Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUN-
TAIN PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
urphy317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.co-
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Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home -Parts M010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




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

LABELLE '2001, 3BR/2BA
fenced yard,$80,000. or
'. rent $800 mo. Call for de-
tails. 863-234-9540.




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

GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Get ready to brighten up the
lawn for spring with this
quartet of yard ornaments.
Just trace each ornament
from full-size patterns onto
plywood, sand and paint.
The flamingo measures 29 in.
tall by 13 in. wide, the pig is
12 in. tall by 22 in. long, the
duck is 10 in. tall by 15 in.
wide and the goose is 18 in.
tall by 12 in. wide.
Yard Cut-Outs plan
(No. 804) $7.95
Lawn Fun Package
3 other plans
(No.Ct10). ,$19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


LIBERTY 97' 3.BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091


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


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



CENTRAL Hows
OF CLEWISTON


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



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

Screen Room,
10x14 Shed
$38,900


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


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as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


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

PARK TRAILER 30'
Water front. Large Florida
Room. Furnished. $4800
(865)924-9228
(865)924-9228


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


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



Recreation |




Boats 3005
Campers/FVs 3010
Jet Skits 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marie isMhcellanhous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
$2400
(863)902-0316
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16ft.,
$2500 or' best offer.
(863)634-7108
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classll.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
RANGER CHEROKEE BASS
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
6103.
Ranker, 19', 140 inboard
motor, fiberglass hull, low
hours, $2900. Inquire at
Lot 54, Riverbend Trailer
Park or call 863-467-
4997/801-9360
TROLLING MOTORS (2) -
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736




BIG DISCOUNTS!!!!
Brechenridge
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenridge:
Front kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only 1!
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 in' Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alico/Corkscrew Rd.
FORD VAN '82,
V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
GMC MOTOR HOME '76,
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
GOLF STREAM 1997, 30 Ft.
Sleeps 6, Awning, A/C,
Very good condition.
$7500 (863)467-1837
RV TRAILER, 32', w Florida
room attached, furnished,
$6500. (740)359-0156

TOYOTA SIENNA MINI VAN
'02: Moonrf., Leather, re-
mote sliding doors, dual
froriyback A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. w/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50 K mls.
$22K (772)461-1023

TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
.water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023
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Marin


MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.
(863)763-1997.


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cares 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4080
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CHEVY CAMARO,
'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.
(561)996-4473.
FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
OLDS AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
(863)697-1238.
Place your ad online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME'94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519

TOPAZ TAURUS "90
for parts only
$500
(863)983-4145


CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
FORD STEP SIDE P/U '80
6 cyl. Runs good. Needs tire
& battery. $600/best offer.
863-983-1865
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567




CHEVY TAHOE BLAZER '91
runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
F250 SUPER DUTY '99-
Power stroke diesel,
camper top, bedliner,
class 4 hitch, shift on the
fly, 65K miles, $21,000,
(561)924-2005 4-8pm.



CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


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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.
Alt creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
-30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NO-
TICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
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 Pa ige Law Firm
349 NW. 16th Street
Suite 108
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone (561) 996-9255
By: Daniel R. Paige, Sr.
FLA Bar #0539406
559775 CGS 3,17,24/05
NOTICE OF MEETING
Edison College's Hendry Glades Task
Force will meet-on April 8 and May
13at-t:30tAM at Flora and Ella's
'Restaurant, State Road 80, La-
Belle, Florida. A copy of the meet-
ing agenda will be available for in-
spection in the libraries of the Char-
lostte, Collier and Lee County Cam-
puses one week prior to the meet-
ing date and at the College's ad-
ministrative office located at 4050
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, Florida.
562490 CGS/CB 3/24/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
MID-COUNTY -
M.S.B.U. WORKSHOP
3/30/05, at 3:00 p.m. At the Pioneer
Recreation Center on Panama Ave.
Future projects for Pioneer, LaDe-
ca, Everhigh and Leon Dennis Sub-
divisions will be discussed. For in-
formation contact Special Districts
at (863) 675-5252 or (863) 983-
1582.
559883 CGS 3/24/05

PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on April 9,
2005 at 11:00 a.m. at FORT KNOX
SELF STORAGE, 1025 Commerce
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:
Natale Desantis, J-51 & V-7
Truck tool box, misc. items, car
Sable GE 1MELM5OU5VA654087
Enrigue Monroy, V-1 & V-26
Chrysler 1 C3BF66P8GX507331,
Chevy Van 2GBEG25Z4M4138870
Steve Miller, J-2
Stroller, misc. items
Lynda Davis,' 113
Misc. Items
562234 CGS 3/24 31


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
minor work, $200 neg.
(863)946-0206.
ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. ,(863)467-0561.

RIMS Lw profile. 4 lug.
Came off a Honda Civic.
205/45ZR16. $250.
(863)532-8158.
SUPER SWAMPER BOG-
GERS (39.5 x18x15) &
RIMS- for Ford, 8 lug $800
(863)634-4104.
TIRES (2)
225x75/15 good tread
will sell $25 Firm
(863)467-7953



FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.
(863)599-0996.



DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
0561.
FORD HIGH TOP VAN '89,
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.
(863)467-1077.


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
and 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
IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
-FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 05 CC 17
NORMAN WALDRON
Plaintiff
-vs-
PEDRO H. JIMENEZ, If alive, or if
dead, the unknown Personal Rep-
resentative of his estate; his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other
parties claiming by, through and
against these Defendants; and All
Unknown Tenants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PEDRO JIMENEZ
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
.to foreclose a Mortgage has been
filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to it on Mela-
nie A. McGaheesq, Esq., whose ad-
dress Is 417 West Sugadand High-
way, Clewiston, FL 33440 on or
be fore 4/22/05 (not less than 28
days).and to file the original with
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney orim-
medlately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
DATED on March 15, 2005.
JOE FLINT
As Clerk of Court of Glades County
By: Bonny Rhymes
As Deputy Clerk
562136 CGS 3/24 314/714 -
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of
Clewiston, LaBeIle and Hendry
County will hold the Regular
Monthly Meeting on Thursday
March 31. 2005 at 5:00 P.M. at
The Greentree 'South Community
1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Florida,
Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to
conduct the general business and
consider any other matter that may
be brought before the Housing
* Commission. Any person orper-
sons wishing to appeal any deci-
sion made at such meeting must
ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to
be based..
The meeting will include any busi-
ness before the "Hendry County
Non-Profit Housing, Inc.".
Easton Burchard,
Executive Director
Area Housing Commission
560638 CB/CGS 3/24/05

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neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet In to-
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Reading a newspaper
helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
ers are more successful
people!


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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) In
Glades County:
L E Johnson (Glades Grove) 1000 Three Mile Or, Grosse Pointe Park, MI
48230, has submitted Application 050214-10 for renewal of Water Use
Permit 22-00137-W to irrigate 125 acres of agricultural lands. The water
will be withdrawn from the Mid-Hawthom Aquifer and the project is locat-
ed in Section 2, Township 42 South, Range 28 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box
24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or re-
quests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of pub-
lication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A
copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of
further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
562257 CGS 3/24/05


560102 CGS 3/17,24/05


CITY OF CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Wendell Johnson
,City Manager


AmberWatch "Be Safe!" program starts


courtesy pnoio/A/-'/university or I-onaa II-A/Marisol Amaaor

Truck sanitation
Paul Winniczuk, an assistant research scientist with the
University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, prepares to inspect and clean the inside of a
commercial tanker truck used to transport bulk ship-
ments of orange juice, milk and other food products -Fri-
day, March. 18, 2005-. Winniczuk, based at UF's Citrus
Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, is also
developing new methods for cleaning tanks to make sure
they continue to meet high standards for sanitation and
safety.


Child abduction is one of presenters for the "Be Safe!"
the most devastating crimes a child abduction and child
family and community can-endangerment program for
experience. While national sta- children. The session will also
tistics seem to be on the rise, include a presentation geared
efforts to help prevent and- towaTid adults/parents.
solve child abductions are also The training will take place
increasing. While Palm Beach from 8 a.m. to noon in the
County has been largely spared Board Room of School District
the heartbreak of child abduc- Headquarters, 3300 Forest Hill
tion, the public schools, School Blvd., West Palm Beach.
Police and the Sheriff's Office Approximately 33 police offi-
are staying proactive in their cers from the School Police and
fight against this crime. Sheriff's Office will be trained
On Friday April 1, represen- initially. Parents and additional
tatives of the Palm Beach law enforcement officers will
County Sheriff's Department receive training at future ses-
and the Palm Beach Country sions.
School District Police Depart- As an innovative child
ment will attend a training ses- abduction and endangerment
sion to provide them with the prevention program offered as
tools necessary to help keep a free public service by The
children, schools and the com- AmberWatch Foundation, the
munity safe. "Be Safe!" education program
The training will prepare the utilizes an "interactive situation
officers to serve as program learning format" proven to be


effective in empowering chil-
dren with the information,
tools and support they need to
be safe.
While there have been sev-
eral incidents over the past few
years involving strangers
approaching students walking
to and from school, fortunate-
ly, no students have been
harmed. In each case the chil-
dren ran, as they were trained,
and reported the incident to
their school, police or their
parents. The new training will
further empower children to
protect themselves against
abuse, abduction and exploita-
tion.
Superintendent Art John-
son, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw,
Chief of School Police Jim Kelly
and Keith Jarrett, executive
director of the AmberWatch
Foundation will address their
commitment to the prevention


of child abduction and endan-
germent in Palm Beach County.
The Palm Beach County
School District's "Safe & Drug-
Free Advisory Council" unani-
mously agreed to pilot the
AmberWatch Foundation pro-
grams before the end of the
2004/05 school year. The
AmberWatch Foundation is a
private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to the
prevention of child abduction
and child endangerment. For
more information, visit
www.AmberWatchFounda-
tion.org, org contact Keith Jar-
rett, executive director (949)
689-5186, or Anthony Mora
Communications, Inc. (661)
255-8283 or (323) 874-2933.
For more information on the
School District's Safe Schools
programs, contact Kim Cotton
Williams, Assistant Director,
Prevention Center, 434-8862.


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT'
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of Pelican Lake Water Control Dis-
trict, the Annual Meeting .of the
Landowners of Pelican Lake Water
Control District for the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 North Main Street, Belle
Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida,
on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, at
10:30 A.M. in the forenoon for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for
a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and
taking such action with respect
thereto as the landowners may
determine, and;
3. Transacting such other
business as may come before
the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he orshe may need to ensure that a
. verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuffie,
President
562464 CGS 3/24,31/05 ..
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the annual
meeting of the landowners of South
Shore Drainage District, has been
rescheduled to meet Wednesday,
April 13,2005,at 9:30 A.M., at the
office of said District located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glade,
Palm Beach County,.Filorida, for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term
of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and tak-
ing such action with respect there-
to as the landowners may deter-
mine; and
3. Transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
Which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SOUTH SHORE
DRAINAGE DISTRICT
By: /s/ Bazil K. Anderson
President
562455 CGS 3/24 31/05
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING'
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board ofSupervisors
of East Shore Wat%4rControl Di
trlfct, the Anndal Meting .oft
Landowners of East Shore Water
Control District for the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 N. Main Street, Belle Glades,
Palm Beach County, Florida, on
Wednesday, April 13th, 2005, at
10:00 A.M., in the forenoon for the
purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a
term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and tak-
ing such action with respect there-
to as the landowners may 'deter-
mine, and;
3. Transacting such other business
as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the de-
cision of the'Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the meeting herein referred,
he or she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Gene Dodgen, President
562450 CGS 3/24'31/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
ANYONE knowing the whereabouts of
JEANNIE COTTOM ESTAVE, please
contact Attorney William R. Aaron
II, at 13424 Hooper Road, Baton
Rouge, Louisiana 70818, Tele-
phone (225) 261-3431.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case File No. 2005-206-CA
Division: Civil
BERTHA MURATI,
Plaintiff(s)
V.
EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAMS R. RASCO,
JOSE A. DECASTRO and DALIA DECASTRO,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVELINA 0. RASPALL, WILLIAM R. RASCO, JOSE A. DECASTRO,
and DALIA DECASTRO, It alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and alt parties hav-
ing or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any and all per-
sons claiming any right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Florida:
PARCEL 1 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAIN-
AGE CANAL OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
NO. 3549 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0061-0100
PARCEL 2 THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-.
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY FLORI-
DA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST
30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3559 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0064-0000
PARCEL 3 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3560 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-A00-0064-0100
Notice is hereby given to each of you that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been filed against you and you are required
to serve our written defenses on Plaintffs attorney, BILL MCFARLAND.
P.A., P.O. BOX 101507, CAPE CORAL, FL 33910, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33975 on or before April25, 2005 or otherwise a default judge-
ment will be entered against you for the relief sought In the Complaint.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published In Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 18th day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Court
By A. Holsbeke, Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 195103
562572 CGS 3/24,31;4/7,14

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the
following applications) for permit have been received for projects) in
Hendry County:
BUrchard-Mlddleton Grove Inc (B Burchard Grove) PO Box 508, LaBelle,
FL 33975, has submitted Application 050124-2 for renewal of Water Use
Permit 26-00407-W to irrigate26.aeresof agricultural lands. The water
will be withdrawn from onsite lakes and the project Is located in Section
13, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (Airport Sears MSBU
Master Plan Drainage Improvements) PO Box 1607, LaBelle, FL 33975,
has submitted Application 050202-14 for an Environmental Resource
Permit for 476.15 acres of mixed use lands. The water will be discharged
to the Caloosahatchee River and the project is located in Townships 42-
44 South, Ranges 29,30 East.
McDaniel Reserve Realty (Everglades Plantation COODD) 333-24 Virginia
Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach VA 23542, has submitted Application
050217-20 for modification of Environmental Resource Permit 26-
00239-S for 3109 acres of residential lands. The water will be dis-
charged to the North Feeder Canal and the project Is located in Sections
20-22,27-29,33-35, Township 47 South, ange 33 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a writ-
ten request for a copy of the staff report containing prop sed agency ac-
tion regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, Attn: Environmental Resource Regulation, PO Box
24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or re-
Iquests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of pub-
lation.11

No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A
copy. of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of
further proceedings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request
an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by sub-
mitting a written request therefore after reviewing the staff report.
562255 COS 3/24/05




ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
Hendry County Non Profit Housing .Inc., will he 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 br mailed to 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 am.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
The landscape drawings ma be examined and working specifications
may be obtained from the of ce 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. Genera 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
S 04-05-6
The City of Clewiston will receive sealed bids until 3:00 p.m., local
time, Aprir7, 2005, at City Hall, 115 West Ventura 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. Alt materials, furnished and all work per-
formed shall be accordance with the plans and specifications pertaining
thereto, which may be examined atthe Public Works Department, 1200
South Olympla Street, Clewiston, FL 33440.
Each bid must be In sealed envelope and clearly marked "SIDEWALK
BID." Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to City Hall, 115 West Ventu-
ra Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440. No responsibility 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 re ect any and all bids, with or without cause, to waive technical errors
and nformaoities, or to accept the bid that in its judgement best serves
the City.


560928 CGS 3/17,24/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given
that Ferguson Towing will
sell at public Auction, free
from all prior liens, the fol-
lowng vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with
charges unpaid, pursuant to
Florida statutes 713.78, to
the.highest bidder at 12065
Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on April 04, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
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Jennifer Stanton, Salesperson at
! Glades Ford Lincoln Mercury,
pictured with Kelley Parson.
Miss. Parson was the winner of
a 52" Big Screen T.V for the
month of January. Glades Ford
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Thursday, March 24,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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