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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: March 31, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Thursday, March 31 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


VoL 78 No. 43


At A Glance

Reunion and
celebration
The Pioneer Park Beacon
Center and the Family and
Community Partnership cor-
dially invite all families and the
community to attend its first
annual reunion and celebra-
tion of families: "It's a family
affair," Saturday, April 2, from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Pioneer
Park's pavilion, on SR 715,
Belle Glade. There will be
food, games, music, bounce
houses, face painting, sack
racing, singing, and more. For
more information, call the
Pioneer Park Beacon Center at
(561) 993-4481.
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 corner 'of NW Ave. L and
Main St. Parent entry forms
are available at the Belle Glade
Chamber of Commerce.
Deadline is April 1.
Harvest Queen
Pageant planned
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glades Lions Club and the
Glades Campus of the Palm
Beach Community College
will sponsor the 2005 Harvest
Queen Pageant April 2, at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Cen-
ter, 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 tal-
ent that you'd like to share
with the community? Do you
dance, participate with a step
team, sing, recite poetry or do
praise dances? If so, we want
you to come and show off
your talent and win great
prizes for each category. If you
are interested, please contact
Mrs. Jessie Terry at (561) 202-
7701 or Mrs. Lawanda Harper
at (561) 924-3126.
2005 Tri-cities
league meetings
Regular meetings will be
held the fourth Monday of
each month at 6 p.m. as fol-
lows: 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.
Support
our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending pack-
ages 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 package of
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Opinion . . . .4
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Pahokee hears water issues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE With millions in
funding for the proposed region-
al water treatment plant still up in
the air, the three cities of Belle
Glade, South Bay and Pahokee
continue to look for ways to
complete the project cost.
So far, $18 million has been
collected to pay for the $34 mil-
lion plant, with the county step-
ping up its efforts to reach out to
the communities at its western


edge.
At the March 22 city meeting
in Pahokee, county officials
asked the Pahokee city commis-
sion to consider an application
for a USDA Rural Development
Grant that would offset the city's
portion of the project cost.
Pat Gleason of CDM, contrac-
tors for the regional water treat-
ment plant, and Jimmy Beno
with.the county's water utilities
department were on-hand to
present the commission with
one more alternative to finding


the balance of the money for
Pahokee.
Presently, the city of Pahokee,
with the $18 million figure taken
into account, will still have to
come up with roughly $2.5 mil-
lion for its stake in the plant.
South Bay 'sees an equal figure,
with the city of Belle Glade, who
has a much larger population, is
looking at a $12 million share of
the cost.
,The county offered to pay for
the preliminary application to the
USDA that, according to Mr. Glea-


Black Gold pageant: Little Mr. and Miss Black Gold


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Dallas Bailey, left, and Tyler Miller, bask in the 'glow of their just-announced win. On Sat-
urday at the Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, the two were named this year's Little Mr.
and Miss Black Gold. The two will represent Belle Glade in festival-related activities and
are sure to make an appearance at the festival April 9.


son, could theoretically pay for as
much as 75 percent of the $2.5
million that Pahokee must pay. If
the city is able to prove that the
water quality in the Glades is an
issue that needs to be addressed,
and conveys the message well in
its application for the grant, it will
receive the full 75 percent. If not,
then the figure would be
between 75 and 45 percent.
A second part of the applica-
tion deals with a loan to com-
plete the $2.5 million. A simple
loan with a 4.5-percent interest,


the loan is for a 40-year term.
While the city commission
unanimously agreed to accept
the county's offer to complete
the pre-application, representa-
tives with the city and the county
agreed that work to secure addi-
tional funding dollars from the
federal. and state government
would continue.
The issue remains the coun-
ty's top legislative priority in the
See Plant -Page 12


Police Dept.



intercept



drug package


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Police say a
local man who had been waiting
for a package filled with' illegal
drugs got another special deliv-
ery when law enforcement
officials raided his home and
placed him under arrest.
The man, who has supplied a
number of identities to police,
signed for a package containing
16 pounds of marijuana and
shipped through UPS from.a
location in Texas. Police say the
deal fell through for the man
when agents in Texas alerted
police in Florida to the suspected
contents of the package.
Police officials got -the call
from the Texas authorities March
17. DEA officials explained the


situation to officers: A number of
boxes sent from the same undis-
closed location in Texas had
been sent to a number of cities,
New Orleans and Chicago
included.
Boxed in similar-looking
boxes and with much the same
wrapping methods, the pack-
ages had been found to contain
drugs and DEA authorities felt
that the package on its way to
Belle Glade also contained
drugs. The agency had been
tracking six to seven boxes a
week shipping out of the loca-
tion in Texas.
Due Monday in Belle Glade,
officers moved quickly to coordi-
nate the bust.
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City manager



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about park


Clutching nara to ner trophy, the little girl enjoys tne spoils
of victory.


At the Little Mr. and Miss
Black Gold Pageant held
over the weekend at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center in Belle Glade, the
audience was treated to a
night of curious, funny and
unforgettable anecdotes
from the children. Here,
Leigh Woodham, right,
interviews guest and pag-
eant hopeful Elayna Dingle.


Black Gold Jubilee Festival


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Black
Gold Jubilee Committee pre-
pares for the upcoming annual
festival and is finishing the last-
minute details before the big
day on April 9.
Last week, the group ran
into a few hitches that, initially,
seemed to threaten the festival,
but, ultimately, proved just a
minor hurdle for the commit-
tee.
The pavilion, after having
weathered two hurricanes last
year, is still reeling from the
effects of the incredible weather
condition. A few weeks before
the festival, the festival commit-
tee was notified of the pavilion's
condition. '
With its roof leaking, water
running through the electrical
outlets and the roof of the
men's restroom caving in on
itself, the pavilion normally
the area the festival uses for
local entertainment, the art


exhibit and seating could not
be used. While normally the
festival taps into the building's
electrical outlets for light, that
also will not be possible.
But the committee didn't
give up. A resourceful group,
the committee met and has
worked through the major
shortfalls, promising that the
festival will go on as planned -
leaving the community to plan
on attending the traditional fes-
tival.
According to Brenda
Bunting, Chamber of Com-
merce executive director and a
chairperson of the Black Gold
Jubilee Committee, the group
will make use of large genera-
tors, on loan from the city, for
electricity and plans on renting
tents to house the local enter-
tainment.
"Black Gold will go on," she
assured, leaving the rest of the
day open for the same great
entertainment found at the festi-
val year after year.


The festival officially begins
at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K
Walk/Run kicking off the activi-
ties. The parade that many resi-
dents look forward to promises
the participation of a number of
local organizations who will
ride down Main Street in Belle
Glade at. 10a.m.
After the parade, festival-
goers will begin their trek to the
Belle Glade Marina, where
countless activities and games
and, most importantly, several
varieties of food, will be avail-
able. Children won't want to
miss this year's festival, with all
of the children's rides available
for free. Vendor booths
throughout the area will feature
goodies, many by local vendors.
Days before the festival
opens, Ms. Bunting said, "We're
getting lots of phone calls,"
from interested vendors.
Starting at 11 a.m., the local
entertainment will take to the
See Festival Page 12


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Will Belle
Glade succeed in acquiring
hundreds of additional acres of
land for its business park? At a
recent city meeting, city offi-
cials publicly expressed their
hope.
Belle Glade City Manager
Houston Tote presented his
preliminary plan for the future
of the Belle Glade Business
Park to a group of anxious and
excited city commissioners.
Signifying the possibility of
multiplying the land the city has
ownership over to several


times its current size, the man-
ager said he is confident that
the city will acquire 385 addi-
tional acres for further develop-
ment adjacent to the park.
According to Mr. Tate, the
city is working in close concert
with city engineer Dr. Richard
Orman in the specific planning
and designation of the antici-
pated lands, and continues
conversations with Palm Beach
County Commissioner Tony
Masilotti in the negotiation for
the obtainment of the lands.
While in the past the city
See Park-Page 12


Waiting patiently
Ms. Lott and her grandson Andrew patiently waited the
arrival of the talent show participants at the South Bay
Library talent show March 23.


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James "Jim" Rider
James "Jim" Rider, age 64, of
Moore Have, died March 23, 2005
at St. Lucie Medical Center. Mr.
Rider was born Jan. 23, 1941 in
Marion, IN to Everett and Edna
Rider. He was a retired sheriff for
Glades County. Mr. Rider was a
member of the Maple Grove Bap-
tist Church in Moore Haven. He
was a member of the Florida Sher-
iff's Association, Eastern Star-
Moore Haven #116, Lions Club,
Moose Lodge of Buckhead, Hon-
orary Member of the Buckhead
Ridge VFW, Scottish Rite, and the
Shrines.
Mr. Rider is survived by his wife
of 48 years, Carol A. Rider; two
daughters, Sally (Stan) Newton
and Tamara (Kim-Marie) Rider;
and six grandchildren, Kevin
(Amanda) Zarrella, Jeffrey (Yabel)
Zarrella, Alice Lee, Amanda Lee,
Ashley Lee, and Legacy Hart.
A memorial service will be
held 6 p.m. Friday April 1, 2005 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120
E SR 78, Moore Haven, Fla. In lieu'
of flowers memorials* may be
made to the Florida Sheriff's Youth
Ranches, Inc., P 0 Box 2000, Boys
Ranch, FL 32064.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and 'Cre-
matory.
Sherod Eugene Dewell
Sherod Eugene Dewell, 76,
passed away Wednesday, March
23,. 2005, in Tampa. He is prede-
ceased by his father, Sherod
Daniel Dewell, his mother Eliza-
beth Click Dewell, and his brother
Daniel Edson Dewell.
He is survived by his wife of 48
years, Penelope Creighton Dewell;
sons, Douglas Creighton Dewell
and his wife Mary Jane Cardinale,
Sherod E. Dewell, Jr. of California
and daughter Leanora (Lyn)
Dewell Young and her husband
Robert Young, III; six grandchil-
dren, Cory Creighton Dewell,
Coleman Daniel Dewell, Arielle
Gianna Dewell, Robert Allan
Young, Erin Lindsay Young and
Evan Eugene Young; his sister
Frances Reed from Atlanta and
brother Harry S. Dewell of Tierra
Verde, Florida; his brother-in law
Wilbur F. Creighton III and his
wife Beth, plus many loving
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Dewell was born June 16,
1928 and attended Roosevelt Ele-
mentary, Wilson Junior High and
graduated from Henry B. Plant
High School in 1946. He was a
member of Phi Delta Theta Frater-
nity at the University of Florida and
graduated with a degree in Busi-
ness Administration in 1953 and
completed a degree in Industrial
Engineering in 1957 after serving
four years in the U.S. Navy during
the Korean War.
It was during his tour of Duty in
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that he met
his wife, Penny. After returning to
civilian life, he remained in the
active Navy Reserves for over 20
years having earned the rank of Lt.
Commander. Mr. Dewell was
employed by Foster and Creighton
Co. in Mobile, AL, Peninsula Tele-
phone Co. in Tampa, and Bank
Building Corp. out of St. Louis. He
was a Registered Professional
Engineer in the state of Florida and
member of the American Institute
of Industrial Engineers. He was
instrumental in developing the
original staff at the University
Community Hospital and retired
as Associate Administrator from
UCH in 1988 as Director of Fiscal
Affairs.
Gene was a former member of
the Commodore Club, .University
Club, and Escot (Executive Ser-
vice Corps of Tampa) and an
active member of the Kiwanis
Club of Tampa. He was on the
original board of directors of
MOSI, former Deacon of Palma
Ceia Presbyterian Church and past
scoutmaster of Troop 23 of Gulf
Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of
America.
During his retirement he
enjoyed Followers of the Way
Bible study at Palma Ceia Presby-
terian Church, sailing with his
friends and cultivating his many
fruit trees on his farm at Lake


Okeechobee, Lakeport, Fla. His
greatest pride and pleasure was
attending his grandchildren's
baseball, volleyball and basketball
games and watching two of his
grandsons working toward their
Eagle Scout awards. He was an
avid fisherman and enjoyed fish-
ing at his lake place with his
grandchildren and teaching them
the art of the sport.
A Memorial Service was con-
ducted by Rev. John DeBevoise at
11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29,
2005 at Palma Ceia Presbyterian
Church. The family received
friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at
the Blount & Curry Funeral Home,
605 S. MacDill Ave. Tampa. In lieu
of flowers, those who wish may
contribute to Palma Ceia Presby-
terian Church 3501 San Jose St.
Tampa, FL. 33629, to Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches, P.O. Box 2000,
Boys Ranch, FL 32064-9984, or to
a charity of your choice.
Elbert Jordan
Elbert Jordan, of Clewiston,
age 88, died March 23, 2005 at
Palm Terrace of Clewiston. 'Mr.
Jordan was born in Cornelia, Ga.
Mr. Jordan lived in Clewiston for
48 years and he worked as a sales-
man for a Retail Store.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his
wife Ludie Mae Jordan, one son
James Michael Jordan (Maureen),
two grandchildren Christopher
Jordan, and Kelly Wilcox, two sis-
ters Laura C. Yarabough, and
Lucille Garrison.
Memorial Services took place
March 26, 2005 at Graveside-Vien-.
na Cemetery, Vienna.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Akin-Davis Funeral,
Homes, Inc. of Clewiston.
Catherine Sears
Catherine Sears, 91, died
Thursday March 24, 2005 at St.
Joseph's Hospital. She was born
in Malvern, Ark. Mrs. Sears moved
to Savannah, GA in 1992 from
Canal Point, Florida. She was a
member of the Canal Point United
Methodist Church, and the Beta
Sigma Phi Sorority. She was a lov-
ing person, strong believer in fam-
ily, loving and devoted Mother and
wife and everything good about
her family.
She was preceded in. death by
her husband Pope Adams Sears.
She is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, Wayne and Yadi-
ra Sears of Canal Point; two daugh-
.ters andso*jn-laW,. ale ,Sears of
Savannah, GA., Glenda sears and
Tommy Rhodes of Tallahassee;
seven grandchildren, Shelly Sears,
Blake Greene, Devon Greene,
Lamar Sears, Alexia Bolt, Cather-
ine Sears, and Melissa Kaminski;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 9 a.m.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the
Canal Point United Methodist
Church, Canal Point, and servic-


es followed at 10 a .m. at the
church. Interment will follow in
Port Mayaca Cemetery. Arrange-
ments by Glades Funeral Chapel,
Belle Glade.
Mattie Kinsey
Mattie Kinsey, 88, of Tampa,
died Friday March 25, 2005. She
was born in Shorterville, AL, and
had lived in Clewiston for 30 years.
She was a loving person. She was
a member of Greater Friendship
Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kinsey is survived by her
husband George Kinsey of Tampa,
three sons, George Kinsey Jr., of
West Palm Beach, Johnnie C. Kin-
sey, of Clewiston, Billy Kinsey of
Atlanta, GA and seven grandchil-
dren.
Funeral services are planned
for Saturday April 2, 2005 at 1 p.m,
at New Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
Tampa. Funeral arrangements are
being handled by Wilson Funeral
Home.
David "Dave" Nall
Dave Nail, 68, of Belfair died of
cancer Saturday Feb. 26, 2005 in
Seattle.
Born in Ashford, Ala., to James
D. and Mary Lou (Gunter) Nall, he
graduated from Belle Glade High
School in Belle Glade, and later
studied at Olympic College and
San Diego State. On Nov.28 1959,
he married Vianna Rusert.
Mr. Nall served in the U.S. Navy
from April 1954 until his retirement
in October 1973 as a chief. A Navy
Seabee, he received numerous
good conduct medals and served
in Kenson, Korea, and Vietnam.
He went on to work as a crane
and heavy equipment operator
with the Annapolis Water District
and Johnson Controls, retiring
again in 1999.. He was a member
of Christ Lutheran Church in
Belfair, the Lions Club and the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars in Belfair.
Mr. Nall enjoyed golf, fishing,
skiing, RV-ing and telling "bad"
jokes.
He was preceded in death by
his father and his stepfather,
Henry Martin.
Surviving are. his wife; his
mother Mary Lou Martin of Fort
McCoy, Fla.; three sons, David
Michael Nail of Port Orchard,
Jamie Allen Nail df Bainbridge
Island and Richard Lemar Nail of
Belfair; five brothers, Wesley Tim-
othy and Phillip Nail and James
and Kenneth Martin; three sisters,
Bessie Caswell, Kathy Robinson
and Carole Nall; eight grandchil-
dren, Robert, Jacob, Brandon, Jor-
danne and Austin; and a great-
granddaughter, Julie.
A memorial service with mili-
tary honors will be at 1 p:m.
Thursday at Christ Lutheran
Church. Inurnment is private and
under the direction of Lewis
Funeral Chapel in Bremerton.
Memorial donations may be
made to Christ Lutheran Church,
3701 NE Northshore Road, Belfair,
WA 98528 or to a charity of the
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Calvary welcomes Pastor Brown


U.S. Navy Chief Gary Brown
has returned to the states from
the Middle East. Formerly a
Hendry County sheriff's deputy,
Chief Brown left Clewiston to
attend Florida Baptist College, in
Graceville.
He was serving as pastor of
Esto Baptist Church when he was
recalled into the Navy following
the terrorist attacks in New York
City. He is a member of a Special
Operations Group.
While living in Clewiston,
Chief Brown and wife Connie
attended Calvary Baptist Church.


It is with pleasure that Rev. Brown
will be delivering the morning
sermon at Caltary Baptist Church
April'3.
Services will begin at 11 a.m.
and all are invited to join in wel-
coming him home again. Chief
Brown will be returning to San
Diego where he is stationed until
September and then he will be
transferred to a Florida base.
Please join the service and
welcome him back to Clewiston.
Calvary Baptist Church is located
at 1007 Gratton Road, in South
Clewiston.


Courtesy photo
Gary Brown will be the
guest minister at the Cal-
vary Baptist Church April 3.


HUS outbreak is reason for concern


A frightening outbreak of
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
(HUS) in Central Florida has par-
'ents and health provides under-
standably worried.'
Department of Health Secretary
Dr. John Agwunobi said that as of
March 25 there were 11 confirmed
cases of HUS in children under the
age of 10, and four cases in adults.
The disease has been con-
firmed in Orange, Seminole, Col-
lier, Volusia and Pasco Counties.
According to the DOH, HUS
begins with.ingestion of a form of
E. coli bacteria. This can happen if a
child pets an infected animal and
then fails to wash his or her hands
before eating something, transfer-
ring.the bacteria from the hands to
the food and into the mouth. The
bacteria may also be in raw milk or
contaminated water. Pasturization
of milk heats it sufficiently to kill
bacteria, so commercially
processed milk is not a problem.
The concern is about consumption
of milk that has not been
processed.
After moving into the colon, the
bacterium begins to grow. Approxi-
mately 3-10 days later, symptoms
may develop including mild to
severe diarrhea; bloody diarrhea,
and/or diarrhea with a fever.
For most people, the infection
ends with diarrhea. However in 2
to 8 percent of cases, the infection
continues and develops into HUS.
HUS may develop two to three
weeks after the onset of diarrhea,
according to the DOH.
Those most at risk are young
children and those whose immune
systems may already be compro-
mised by another health ailment.
Symptoms on HUS include diar-
rhea, which may become severe
and bloody and fever. Left riitreat-
ed, the disease can cause kidney
damage and may even be fatal.
Treatment of the disease may
require blood transfusions and kid-
ney dialysis.
So far, all confirmed cases in the
recent outbreak have had contact
with events at the Strawberry Festi-
val in Plant'City or the Central Flori-
da Fair in Orlando. Investigators
believe the outbreak may be con-
nected to animal exhibits or petting
zoos at these fairs.
Contact with infected animals is
just one way this disease may be
spread. Infection may also occur
from drinking unpasturized milk or
juice, drinking contaminated water
or, swimming in contaminated
water. A lake or pond may become
contaminated if an infected animal
goes into the water, or if rain wash-
es the manure or an infected ani-
mal into the water.
If you or your children attended
a recent fair or festival with animal
exhibits, and have diarrhea, the
Department of Health encourages
you to contact your doctor. As with
most diseases, early diagnosis can
be important to successful treat-
ment.
To avoid HUS infection, DOH
offers the following safety tips:
Wash hands often, and imme-
diately after contact with domestic
or farm animals.
Do not eat undercooked
meat.
If you suspect your child may
have symptoms of infection, con-


tact your health care provider.
For more information, contact
your doctor or local county health
department.
For more information and facts
on HUS, visit the DOH website at
www.doh.state.fl.us or Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention at
www.cdc.gov. For veterinary or
animal-related inquiries, contact


the Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services at
www.doacs.state.fl.us.
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs. Some drugs inter-
act badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered "healthy."


Marriages


Michelle Fielder and Arland
John Pappas were joined in mar-
riage Dec. 11, 2004.
The bride is the daughter of
James and Nichole Fielder of
Clewiston. The Groom is the son of
Dimitries and Donna Pappas of
Moore Haven.
The wedding ceremony was
held at The Lone Cypress in Moore
Haven. Tom Levins officiated at the
ceremony.
The maid of honor was Laura
Mathis OF Moore Haven and the
best man was Robert (Bobby) Reis
of Moore Haven. The couple is at
home in Moore Haven. The groom
is employed as avocational instruc-
tor with The Geo Group. The bride
is employed as a medical recep-


-A
Michelle Fielder and
Arland John Pappas
tionist with Family' Health Centers
of Southwest Florida.


Birth


Jose Roman & Melissa Silva, of
Clewiston, are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Jalaney
Marie. She was born March12,
2005 at Lee Health Park in Ft.
Myers.
She weighed seven pounds and
six ounces and was 21 inches long
at birth.
Jalaney Marie was welcomed
home by big sister Gloria Silva, big
brother Juan Ortega, Aunts and
Uncles Alex Roman, Carlos and
Ruben Zamora, Erica Roman,
Tanya Zamora, Gracie Silva, Ismael
and Trira Silva, Magda and Rogelio
Azua, Eloy and Claudia Silva, and
lots of cousins.. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Eliodoro and Gloria Silva of
Clewiston. Paternal grandparents
are Jose and Hilda Zamora of


Jalaney Marie Roman
Clewiston. Maternal Great grandfa-
ther Jose Luz Garcia. Maternal
Great grandmother Lucila Rivera
Santiago.


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Speak Out

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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.


Where are they
supposed to eat?
I'm calling about the truck
drivers. I would like to know
where can they park? Every time
I go to McDonalds there are
police there writing tickets for a
truck driver who went inside to
get something to eat. Where can
they park? They have no place to
park. And there's no sign that
says no trucks allowed. So,
please answer my question.
Editor's note: Thanks for call-
ing. Unless you can be more
specific as to what area you are
referencing, it is difficult to find
out why the police seem to be
targeting this particular restau-
'rant. It is unusual that this
would occur. Please call -back
with more pertinent information
and we will try to obtain an
answerforyou.
Bad location
I was reading the March 24
edition of the Sun and the com-
pany proposing the fish farm.
Reading this article, I see that the
location where they are going to
put it is right across the street
from Glades Day School where I
send two of my children that
cost me thousands of dollars
every year. Do my children have
to smell fish, not to count the
birds that fly over and I'll leave it
up to your imagination as to
what they'll do. The fish farm is a
great idea for outside the city lim-
its. This is a very bad location
and it looks like someone's try-
ing to pad their pockets on this
deal. That's the only reason why
they want it inside the city of
Belle Glade. This is the wrong
location. Please look for another
location.

Land grab
Fishing farm. Where do we
sign up for the municipal land
grab? More smoking mirrors at
the Belle Glade Business Park.
Their proposal is to take another
300 acres owned by the state of
Florida, leased to private enter-
prises, for a fish farm, with no
regards to accuracy when it
comes to proposal. Then when
the proposal mysteriously disap-
pears, the land is sold off to the
good ol' boys from the coffee
shop. Where do the rest of us
sign up for the land grab. Signed:
Don't want to be left out.

Unfair to
Mayor Sasser
There are some good city
police and some of them do go
too far. I don't think the mayor or
the city commissioners did any-
thing wrong. Mr. Larry Wright
thinks they did. If he was there to
see all that he was wrong too. He
also broke the law.
Some people in Pahokee
hate our mayor for what? He
has done a lot for Pahokee.
There will soon be a clinic here
that means more jobs for us.
The city is cleaner. The city is out
of debt, thanks to Mr. Branch
and Mayor Sasser. Do they ever
give the ones that are trying to
help Pahokee any credit? You
player-haters who want him out
forget it! He's here to stay. We
are here for you all the.way. Keep
up the good work Mayor.


Check your facts
before you call
I'm calling in reference to
police to police. You want
answers? First you need to get
your facts straight. First, the offi-
cer that worked in Belle Glade
was not involved in the arrest of
Robert Love a convicted drug
trafficker that obviously was traf-
ficking in drugs 58 grams of
marijuana to be exact. Second,
the officer was not fired, he
resigned. There were not any
beatings of the young man, just a
canine bite of a multi-convicted,
violent felon who is a suspect in
an armed car-jacking. Third, the
tape you referred to is a tape of
yet another multi-convicted drug
dealer who attempted to take
the officer's gun and flee with 98
grams of marijuana. So, in clos-
ing, I would ask you of your
criminal history and involve-
ment in drugs.

We need more
people like him
People often wonder about
Pahokee. What's wrong with
Pahokee is that there aren't
more people like Mr. Larry
Wright who will speak his mind
and put his name in the paper.
This town is full of cowards who
are so afraid what Mr. big shot
might do to them. It is so sad.

Is she for real?
I'm a person of Pahokee who
goes to city commission meet-
ings. Our current city manager
gets reactions from business
leaders who ask if, "she's for
real?" I mean this is embarrass-
ing.

Back pocket
support?
I'd like to bring attention to
especially the residents of Paho-
kee but to residents of the Glades
that the mayor of the city of
Pahokee has wrangled it so that
he's actually taken away our
rights of free speech in the city
commission meetings. He took
that upon himself to do. He has
two commissioners in his back
pocket, so Je kno s that every-
thing he brings up for a vote will
go. So slowly, he's taking away,
our rights of free speech. It is
absolutely ridiculous.

No show
Belle Glade's mayor must be
awfully busy. Was he so busy
that he missed three consecutive
county meetings? Meetings
where the Belle Glade Fire
Department stood to gain con-
siderable extra funding. Because
the mayor was a no show, the
fire department has lost their
severely needed funding. Belle
Glade citizens to set a fire under
the mayor's tail. Shame on him.

Run, Delaney, run
Thiss to encourage Com-
missioner Delaney, on March of
2006, please run against Mayor
Wilson because he needs to be
taken out of office. You have
more ethics in your little finger
than he has ever known. We
encourage you to run, Mr.
Delaney and take Mayor Wilson
out.


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Community Profile: Tom Warner '


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: John Thomas Warner.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Reading, Pennsylvania.
I've been in South Florida for 45
years. I was
just born there
and came
here.
Q: What do
you do?
A: Asasen- .
ior center EI|l
manager for '
Palm Beach '
County, I man- ThomasWarer
age the facility
here and do programs here for
senior citizens. Just basically,
help seniors as much as I can in
the community keeping them
active. We try to keep people
from being institutionalized. We
do that by having programs here
and trying to keep them from
just sitting at home all day long,
staring at the TV and sleeping.
They love it here. Since I've been
here, our attendance has really
risen. Well, they can come here
and everybody out here knows
everybody, so they catch up with
all the stuff that's been going on.
We have stuff for like Mother's
Day and Father's Day and
Groundhog Day, anything I can
think of, we have something for
them. We have an Easter egg
hunt on Friday.


Q: Why do you do what you
do?
A: I really like going to work
and I live in Lake Worth it's an
hour drive out here. I've been
working with seniors all my life,
just about. I like doing it and
there's an actual result. It's not
like working at a factory, putting
one nut" in one bolt and you
never see the finished product.
You get instant feedback from
people. You have an Easter egg
hunt and these people say, "I've
never had an Easter egg hunt.
This is really neat. Look at all the
eggs I found." It's like instant
feedback. In today's world, you
don't get instant feedback.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: Who am I? I don't think I
want to do that. I'm a ham. If
somebody .picks up a micro-
phone or a spotlight, I'll be
there. I've always been like that.
I've always been in the front.
(Q: Are you caring?) I don't
know if anybody could do what I
do for as long as I've done it
without being caring. Eventually,
if you're a mean, under-handed,
no-good person, it'll just come
through sooner or later. Obvi-
ously, I don't get paid a whole
heck of a lot for this. You have to
like what you're doing. I happen
to like the Glades a whole lot
more than I like the coast. I live
there, but I spend all my time
here. I can't get people .to under-
stand about how nice it is over


here. Not even my boss. It's dif-
ferent out here. They don't get it,
but it is.
Q: What scares you?
A: Being helpless, like in a
coma or something like that,
and having my mind working
but not being able to do any-
thing about it. (Q: How did you
develop that fear?) Being around
seniors all my life. Because, let's
face it: Forty years ago, I wasn't
60. 1 look at these people, they
were young people imprisoned
inside these old bodies that
couldn't play tennis anymore, or
couldn't go surfing anymore,
but their mind could. Having a
young mind in an old body is
scary. And I'm getting there. I'm
planning a whitewater-rafting
trip in a couple of months I
can still do it. My mother can still
do it. But there's a time when
you can't. I don't care about get-
ting old. I care about losing my
ability to do things. You can be a
hundred and still have the ability
to do things.
Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: I Want to Make it With You..
It's a name of a song, long
before you were born, probably.
It's a rock and roll song. It just
reminds me of somebody. It was
the Carpenters ever hear of
them? They're not the ones that
make things out of wood.
Q: What irks you?
A: Yes. Hypocrisy. Hypocrisy


drives me absolutely crazy. It's a
dichotomy and it doesn't make
sense. (Q: Are you truthful?) As
much as I can be. I'm not going
to say I'm a boy scout, that I
never lie. That's ridiculous.
Sometimes, not telling the truth
is important. If you see some-
body that looks like they-just
crawled out of a cesspool and
you say to them, "Hey, you look
pretty good today." It might
make them feel better. It's not
the truth.
Q: What is the memory you
hold dear to you?
A: I often think of the. things
that I really remember, that are
really great, but none of them
are publishable. Let me think of
something I can say, there are
great things that I really remem-
ber, but I couldn't possibly tell
you. I know I was up on the Mat-
ter Horn Mountains in Switzer-
land with a 75-year-old lady
from Zellwood, Florida who had
never seen snow in her life. She
was making snowballs and
throwing them at me and was so
excited. She was born in Zell-
wood in 1898 and had never
seen snow in her life and she
had an aim. She was just hitting
me right over the head with
snowballs. I thought, "Wow,
isn't that neat." Even at that age,
you can do something you've
never done before.


Letter to the Editor


Former chief speaks
Editor's note: The following is
a letter from former Pahokee
Police Chief Ralph Duran. This
letter was read into the record at
a recent city commission meet-
ing and is a matter of public
record, however permission
from Mr. Duran was also given
to publish his comments.
Good Evening to the commis-
sion and the citizens of Pahokee. I
wish to apologize for not being
here, but a class that I'm taking
this month is very important to
my future and me. It is with great
regrets that I can no longer be
your Chief of Police, a position I
truly adored and wanted to make


as my last career move in Law
Enforcement.
I wish to tell you, that it is
important that the citizens of this
community one day learn the real
truth about what took place on
the night of Feb. 25 and the
events that lead in to it. The citi-
zens should not be afraid to voice
their opinion as to how this com-
munity should progress and pros-
per. It's is very sad that City Man-
ager Latimore tells the media that
the reasons for her letting me go
was for "poor performance"
which I very much disagree with
her. I think that the commission
needs to look at why staff is quit-
ting at city hall. I don't think it is to
search for other jobs?


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Youth Mentoring Fun Day
Covenant Villas in Belle Glade enjoyed a Youth Mentor-
ing Fun Day on Friday at Hand Park. Together with local
students who were out for Spring Break, the group
enjoyed an afternoon of fun in the park.


To lead, you must first be a
leader and people must be will-
ing to follow and believe in you,
something that this city hall does
not have. Ms. Latimore you need
to understand people learn that
"leadership is a "gift". The
plaques on my wall showed it
very well and in plain sight for all
to see.
As for Mayor Sasser, I have
always respected you, from day
one and held you in high regards.
The night of the 25th, your behav-
ior as a citizen and elected official
was,quite embarrassing to my
son and me. To curse me over the
phone several times and have my
14-year-old son hear it is unfor-
givable. Never in my career has a


politician and leader of the com-
munity use the "F" word so many
times. If you think that was
appropriate behavior, then you
need to take a lesson on "Ethics".
I hope one day we can all
learn to understand the damage
we have done to our community.
My promise to you was to clean
up the streets and have Pahokee
be what it was when I was a
young person here. I will miss my
officers, the citizens and all those
that I called friends.
As my final words to the
board, learn one lesson from an
experienced "Cop" "Know the
facts before you act", there is a
reason why I always kept quiet
during meetings!


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
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Most of the volunteers of Covenant Villas' Youth Mentor-
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day at Hand Park.


Briefs


Rabies vaccinations
now offered on Sat.
Palm Beach County's Animal
Care and Control Division is now
offering rabies vaccinations an
additional day per week Sat-
urdays. Vaccinations will be
given on Saturdays .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 other-
wise have to take time off from
their jobs during the week to get


their pets vaccinated. Rabies
shots will continue to be admin-
istered between the hours of 11
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday. If you have any ques-
tions, please call (561) 233-1272
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Thank you for your support
On Saturday, March 5, 2005, and Julie Jaime, kids from the
families and friends of Freddie Catholic Church, Milagros Ayes,
Lynn Lynch, came together to Rachael Chancey, and everyone
show Freddie our love and sup- who sold tickets, donated money,
port, as she faces cancer treat- and took time out of their Saturday
ments. to help us cook, serve and clean.
Girl Scout Troop #1170, with One hundred percent of the
leaders Johanis Bair, Dollie Mayo money raised is going to help Fred-
and Dianelys Chancey and the die with her expenses.
support and help of friends, made Again thank you all for your
the barbeque benefit a success. support.
Girl Scout Troop # 1170 would Editor's note: The above thank
like to thank Curtis and Inge Stam- you was also acknowledged by
baugh for cooking a great bar- Ms. Lynch in a letter below.
beque chicken dinner, Dennis and To all my friends and family,
Karen McCarthy for allowing us to thank you for the donations you'
use Glades Gas premises, for their have made on my behalf. This
donation, and for helping us cook money will help me with the
and serve, Pioneer Growers of expenses I'll have during my can-
Belle Glade for donating corn and cer treatments. I was very touched
green beans, Hugh Branch of by the response you all had. Again
South Bay for donating corn, Belle thankyou, and God bless you.
Glade Meat Market for donating
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Thursday, March 31, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


April is child abuse prevention month


The blue ribbon has been a
national symbol of child abuse
awareness for nearly 15 years. It
originated in Norfolk, Virginia in
the spring of 1989 when Bonnie
Finney, a grandmother whose
three-year-old grandson died at
the hands of his mother's abu-
sive boyfriend, tied a blue ribbon
to her van as a symbol of her per-
sonal commitment to involve
everyone in the effort to prevent
child abuse.
The ribbons have served the
purpose of increasing awareness
of the prevalence of abuse and
neglect in our communities. In
fiscal year 2003-2004, Hendry


County had 92 verified cases of
child abuse while Glades County
had 22 verified cases. Wear a
blue ribbon to bring awareness
to the issue; however, take the
awareness one step further by
spreading the message of pre-
vention.
Prevent Child Abuse Florida
has shifted its focus from the
problem of abuse to the solution
of effective prevention and has
adopted the pinwheel as a sym-
bol that represents this shift or
wind of change. The statewide
theme Winds of Change high-
lights how parenting has
changed over the years as a


result of changes in social, cul-
tural and demographic trends in
families.
We as individuals understand
that child abuse is an over-
whelming problem and some-
times feel helpless in making a
difference. If we focus on the
prevention, we can make a dif-
ference in our own individual
ways. The following are some
things we can do as individuals:
Register to vote and vote:
Help elect officials who believe
in preventing child abuse by
investing in prevention pro-
grams that strengthen families.
As a neighbor or family mem-


ber, be aware of the signs of
child abuse and neglect.
If you suspect child abuse,
report it: 1-800-96-ABUSE.
Parenting is stressful; in your
own individual way help parents
you know with young children.
As a parent understand your
own stressors and what you can
do to reduce them.
Mentor a child, be a positive
role model.
If you wish information on
parenting topics contact the
Healthy Families Hendry/Glades
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Similar in
concept to the recently imple-
mented program in Pahokee, the
Citizen Observer Patrol program
at the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment hopes to find more than a
handful of residents to partici-
pate in the worthy effort.
Like Pahokee's program, the
Citizen Observer Patrql Academy
seeks to provide police with a
few extra sets of eyes and ears
that will work in collaboration
with officers to crack down on
illegal activity throughout Belle
Glade.
The way in which the pro-
gram works allows the depart-
ment to have greater coverage of
the city, with residents in the pro-
gram riding through the streets of
Belle Glade in teams, playing the
role of watchdogs.
The presence of the extra
patrol unit on the road should
deter crime and should the par-
ticipants come upon a suspicious
activity, they immediately notify
the nearby officers to the scene.
Volunteers in the program are
asked to stay away from any
potentially dangerous situation
and let the officers handle the
matter once the initial report is
made.
"We're looking to beef up our
patrol in the community," said
Chief Albert Dowdell, who decid-
ed it was time that the depart-
ment implements a community
watch program such as this.
According to Chief Dowdell,
the effort to have a Cilizen
Observer Patrol is riot a new one,
having been ailempte db the
previous police administration,
with very little success. He is


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Detective S. Khan, who will be heading up the Citizen
Observer Patrol program, hopes that residents will join in the
effort and serve as volunteers.


hoping that now citizens will
begin to participate.
Heading up the program is
Detective S. Khan, who will be
working with residents in the
implementation of the program.
Presently, the project is moving
forward smoothly and quickly,
explained Det. Khan. The depart-
ment has converted two of its
squad cars into Citizen Observer
Patrol cars, marked with yellow
painted bands to identify the
cars. Volunteers will be given
special shirts to designate them.
All that's needed now are the
participants.
'. "With our limited resources,
,we need a volunteer program,"
said Det. Khan. "They can call us
and say, 'Hey, this is what we see
is going on.'"


Det. Khan said that partici-
pants are asked to contribute at
least two hours each day to help-
ing to patrol the city, though the
number of days each week can
be decided by the volunteer.
Hoping to get as many volun-
teers lined up as possible, Det.
Khan said the police department
will be very flexible in working
around the volunteers' sched-
ules.
The only requirements to
being a volunteer, according to
the detective, is that a volunteer
must have a valid drivers license,
if they will be doing the driving
and a clean record. Passengers
do not need a drivers license in
order to participate.
In other cities where the Citi-
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successful, according to Det.
Khan, it has been because of the
senior citizen population
responding to the needs of the
community. Det. Khan invites
anyone interested in following
up with the police department
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patrolling the streets. Volunteers,
should they choose to do so, can
also decide which area of the city
they would like to patrol and are
not obligated to patrol any specif-
ic area if they choose not to.
It may be that frustrated resi-
dents who have had to deal with
illegal activity such as burglary or
vandalism near their homes or.
businesses may opt to join the
program, hoping to catch or at
least deter the criminals from hit-
ting their neighborhoods once
more.
Having someone to spot. a
criminal in action, or to provide a
description so police can find the
culprit, spells the difference
between having a report only
and having a captured criminal.
If you are interested, or would
like to learn more, please call
996-7251 and ask to speak to Det.
Khan. You may also leave your
name and number at the station
and you will be contacted.
Editor's note: The COP pro-
gram has proved to be an effec-
tive tool in deterring criminal
activity in almost every commu-
nity that has such an operation.
In Clewiston, the program is
also credited with being an
effective law enforcement tool.
We encourage those interested
in this program to contact your
local law enforcement agencies
to learn more about this valu-
able program.


Top cops play ball Wanted Fugitive


LABELLE On April 9 law
enforcement officers from all
around Southwest Florida will
take up bats and balls for the 3rd
Annual State Attorney's Law
Enforcement Appreciation Soft-
ball Tournament. The number of
officers participating has dou-
bled since the games first began
in 2003 expanding from fewer
than 200 to more than 350 offi-
cers. The event is from dawn to
dusk at the Lee County Sports
Complex. State Attorney Steve
Russell attributes the over-
whelming success of the tourna-
ment to public support and
community involvement.
"We have a sponsor for each
one of the 21 law enforcement
teams with proceeds going to
benefit Crime Stoppers," says
Russell.
The number of agencies par-
ticipating has grown from 16 to
21. Word of the event has trav-
eled as far as Miami and Tampa
with agencies from those cities
wanting to participate. The
event is free to the public. Each
team will play a minimum of
two games using all four fields.
There is an Upper and Lower
Division playing a round robin
schedule starting at 8 AM. Last
year the Sanibel Police Depart-
ment won the Lower Division
title and the Charlotte County
Sheriff's Office won the Upper
Division title.
Participating agencies
include: Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Beverages, Cape
Coral Police, Charlotte County
Sheriff, Clewiston Police, Collier
County Sheriff, Ft. Myers Police,


Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion, Florida Highway Patrol,
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, Glades County
Sheriff, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
Hendry County Sheriff, Florida
Gulf Coast University Police,
Hendry Correctional Institution,
Lee County Port Adthority, Lee
County Sheriff, Marco Island
Police, Naples Police, Punta
Gorda Police, Sanibel Police,
State Attorney's Office, 20th Cir-
cuit.


The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is seeking informa-
tion on a wanted fugitive,
Augustin Rojas, aka Adustin
Rojas, a.k.a. Martin Robo. Rojas
is a Hispanic male, five feet
seven inches tall, and weighs
145 pounds.
He has black hair and brown
eyes. His last known address
was Keen Street, Pahokee. He is
wanted on a felony failure of sex
offender to properly register, and
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announces
a notice of intent to issue permits for the purpose of controlling the
feral hog population and protecting the ecological values on the
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area, West of Us 27.


Permits will be issued for two hog control time periods, April 8-10,
2005 and April 15-17, 2005. Twenty-five permits will be issued for
each hog control period. Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-
serve basis to individuals 16 years of age or older. Permits will only
be distributed at the Fisheating Creek WMA check-station at the
FEC Campground located on US Highway 27 in Palmdale, on
Saturday, April 2, 2005 beginning at 10 a.m.


Permitees will be allowed to take wild hogs with no size of bag limit.
The use of dogs for capturing or taking hogs is prohibited. Firearms
will be limited to a shotgun with #1 Buckshot or larger.


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Courtesy photos
Cullen Jenkins is a member of the Hendry County Cattle
Club. Cullen exhibited the Grand Champion Steer.


Kyle Waldon is a member of the Hendry County Cattle Club.
He is a beef-breeding exhibitor.


Beef Breeding and Steer at the show


By Sonja Crawford
The Beef Breeding and Market
Steer Show, sponsored by Clewis-
ton Animal Clinic and Paige Farms,
was held Tuesday, March 15, at the
Hendry County Fairgrounds. The
show consisted of pee-wees and 4-
H/FFA members showing their
heifers, cows, calves and steers.
The steers exhibited at the show
ranged in weight from 1,100 to
1,270 pounds.
Mr. Jim Selph of Arcadia, Fla.,
was the official judge for the
evening. The steers were judged on
muscling, correctness of finish, bal-
ance, capacity, size, as.well as car-
cass desirability. The beef-breeding
critters were judged on size,
growth potential, muscle, balance,
structural correctness, capacity,
and sex characteristics.
Showmanship was judged on
the ability to exhibit an animal to its
best advantage, as well as the over-
all care and training of the animal.
The exhibitors are judged on con-
trol, presentation to the judge,
awareness of the judge, and knowl-
edge of the species. Planning, prac-
ticing, and neat appearance will
assist the exhibitor in being suc-
cessful.
Bradley Bellew and Savanna
Becket did a great job at exhibiting
their critters in the Pee-Wee Beef
Show. Both exhibitors received


blue ribbons as well as trophies for
their effort.
Hendry County Cattle Club
member Abby Peacock captured
Grand Champion with her dairy
calf. Abby also received first place
in the Senior Showmanship, Fitting
and Grooming. David Hughes,
Clewiston FFA, achieved Grand
Champion with his Angus Cross
heifer.
In the Junior Showmanship, Fit-
ting and Grooming division, Casey
Nash took first place with Kyle Wal-
don in second place. In the Senior
Showmanship category, first place
went to Jamar Boykin with Ritajane
Thompson in second placed fol-
lowed by David Hughes in third
place. Ritajane Thompson cap-
tured first place in the Senior
Grooming and Fitting category
with Jamar Boykin in second place
and David Hughes in third place.
Casey, Kyle, and Jamar are mem-
bers of the Hendry County Cattle 4-
H Club led by Dr. and Donna Rae
Keen. Ritajane and David are mem-
bers of the Clewiston FFA Chapter
under the direction of Michael
Swindle.
Cullen Jenkins captured Grand
Champion with his 1,270-pound
steer. Cullen is a member of the
Hendry County Cattle 4-H Club..
Receiving the Reserve Champion
award was Josie Boykin who is
also a member of the Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club with her


Courtesy photos
Kim Fielder is a member of the Hog Wild 4-H Club. Kim exhib-
ited the Grand' Champion Hog.


steer weighing 1,100 .pounds.
Cullen and Josie also received the
Hendry County Bred Grand and
Reserve Champion Awards,
respectively. Hilliard Brothers, Inc.
was the producer of Cullen's steer
and Dr. Keen was the producer of
Josie's calf. In order to achieve the
honor of receiving the Hendry
County Bred Grand and Reserve
Champion Steer, the steer had to be
born in Hendry County.


In the Junior Showmanship
division: Cullen Jenkins captured
first place receiving a belt buckle.
In the Senior Showmanship
division: Jamar Boykin took first
place receiving a belt buckle with
Josie Boykinl in second place and
Rachel Fries in third. Jamar and
Josie are members of the Hendry
County Cattle 4-H Club and'Rachel
is a rnember of the LaBelle Steer 4-
H Club led by Pat McGill.


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safety and outdoor skills. This year
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The primary goal of the camp
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School Happenings.


Employee of the Month
On Tuesday, March 1, Ms. Mary
0. Evans, Principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Ms. Jessi-
ca Gomez as the Employee of the
Month for the month of March.
This is her sixth year at Glade
View Elementary. Ms. Gomez is
the school's media clerk and
enjoys working with the staff and
students. A bright smile, joyous
laughter and positive attitude are
Ms. Gomez's trademarks. Her
duties are performed with com-
petence and care. She is always
willing to work beyond the call of
duty for the school. Glade View
Elementary School would like to
THANK Ms. Jessica Gomez for her
dedication and hard work.
FCAT Appreciation
Breakfast
Principal Mary 0. Evans
reserved March 4, 2005 for the
entire faculty and staff to have a
FCAT appreciation breakfast with
her. Ms. Evans thanked the staff
for having a successful week of
FCAT.
School Advisory Council Meet-
ing
Glade View Elementary SAC
Meeting will be March 15. The
SAC meeting will begin at. 6 p.m.
in the media center. Kindergarten
teachers will present information
to parents regarding Pupil Pro-
gression and required skills for
promotion. Parents, volunteers,
community supporters and com-
munity business partners are
invited. Please plan to attend and
be part of the decision process.
Door prizes will be given and
refreshments will be served.
Cat Talk
Gove Elementary participated
in the recent Foreign Languages
Fair held at Wellington High
School Saturday, March 5. The
students participated in the fol-
lowing categories in both Spanish


Courtesy photo
Jessica Gomez was named by Glade View Elementary Prin-
cipal Mary 0. Evans as the school's employee of the month
for March.


and French: Impromptu, Decla-
mation, and Written ability.
The students earned 42 Superi-
ors/ blue ribbons, 16 Excellent /
red ribbons, two Good white rib-
bons and 16 Honorable Mentions.
Gove Elementary students also
displayed their artistic talents by
participating in the Art Gallery
competition, Five sixth graders
received first and second place
ribbons for their Aztec-style Mosa-
ic masks and two primary grade
students were also awarded first
place ribbons for their Aztec
Jaguar Masks.
, Our special thanks to the fol-
lowing teachers for taking the
time to prepare the students for
the competition, Ms, Blandon,
Ms. Aguirre, Mr. Torres Sanchez,
Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Justiniano, Ms.
Carrasco, Mr. Emilear, Ms.
Lanuza, Ms. Torres, Ms. M. Lopez,
Ms, Schmidt and Ms. Long.,
We also thank Ms. Tuner, Prin-
cipal and School Advisory Com-
mittee for their support and for
providing transportation to the


Dancing the time away
Shan'Keria Harvey performed a step routine at the South
Bay Library talent show last week, showing judges Mari-
lyn Humphries, left, and Irene Clay the nuances of the
performance.


fair.
The following students are to
be commended for a job well
done; Ellie Pope, Jessica Alcala,
Donneria Johnson, Jacqueline
Sanchez, Yuliana Alcala, Lenah
Sa'ad, Leyanis Trueba, Mathew
Schultz, Eveyin Garcia, Nanar Ali,
Monica Rodriguez, Barry Johnson
II, Lucia Solis, Ana Moreno, Cas-
sidy Carter, Asenat Vargas, Tania
Dominguez, Beatriz Gonzalez,
Jesse Hernandez, Daisy Roa, Bri-
anca Spence, Ana Judith Mar-
tinez, Daniel Cortes, Karina
Varela, Zana Sledge, Jose Manuel
Perez.
Belle Glade
Elementary
In the words of Dr. Robert
Jarvik, "Leaders are visionaries
with a poorly developed sense of
fear and no concept of the odds
against them. They make the
impossible happen." Belle Glade
Elementary has many unrecog-
nized leaders who fearlessly and


joyfully accept their daily chal-
lenges as opportunities to male a
difference in a child's life. First,
there is Mr. Sam King. He has he
job description of head custodian;
however, he is so much more to
the students and staff at Belle
Glade Elementary. He arrives at
school before day break to make
sure that the campus is safe and
ready for learning to take place.
He is always seen greeting the stu-
dents and teachers with a smile as
they arrive on campus. He coun-
sels the students about their goals
and the importance of doing their
best work in school. He volun-
teers his culinary skills and his
time to make sure school pro-
grams like honor roll breakfast
are successful. It is impossible to
recognize Mr. King for all of his
wonderful contributions. Mr. King
please note that the students, staff
and administrative truly love and
appreciate everything that you do.
Another leader at Belle Glade
Elementary is Officer Raymaondo
McDonald who works with the
Palm Beach County School Dis-
trict Police Department. Officer
McDonald has a calming pres-
ence on Belle Glade Elementary's
campus. One would think that his
police uniform is the reason stu-
dents stop and respond to him,
but is it not. Officer McDonald has
a firm yet pleasant demeanor in
which students positively
respond. He is often seen coun-
seling students about their behav-
ior and making appropriate long-
term choices that will help them
be successful in life. Students
who may be emotionally hard to
reach are touched by his gener-
ous and wise heart. He is seen as
a disciplinarian who cares. Thank
YOU OFFICER Mc Donald for your
leadership and positive influence
on our campus.
Two teachers have been recog-
nized for their outstanding influ-
ence on students' achievement.
Mattie Crawford is being recog-
nized for her ability to impact stu-


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
Strutting her stuff
Zana Sledge, a alent show participant, was awarded at
the South Bay Library last week. Zana recited a poem in
Spanish, "La Nina de Guatemala," and performed a
dance.


Briefs


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 (561) 996-
2232, Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit
us at 2050 Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.
ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the


Glades community. These classes
will be held in the following loca-
tions. St. Mary's Catholic Church-
1200 E. Main Street, Pahokee-
Father John Marricante, Priest; 1st
Haitian Baptist Church-200 S.W
Avenue B. Belle Glade-Rev.
Morales St. Hiliare, Pastor. Mary
Ann Rogers-Bell is the instructor
for these classes. Residents inter-
ested in attending should contact
Carmen Canales, Elisabeth
Joseph or Hilaria Camacho at
GCDC, (561) 992-9500.
ECMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a


few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room. assistance and much


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more. Volunteers are needed
Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-
2232 for more information on
how to be a part of this excellent
and meaningful experience.


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dents achievement in the area of
mathematics. Mrs. Otero is being
recognized for a Belle Glade Ele-
mentary's most dynamic Hispan-
ic teacher. Outside of their strong
influence in the classroom with
their students, these teachers are
seen collaborating with other pro-


fessionals on campus. They
approach each task given to them
with a smile and as an opportuni-
ty to encourage the academic and
personal growth of their students.
Thank you for giving Belle Glade
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State wildlife researchers res-
cued two newborn Florida pan-
ther kittens from the wild Sunday
after the kittens' mother aban-
doned them.
Dr. Mark Cunningham, wildlife
veterinarian for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), transported the
3-week-old kittens to the Jack-
sonville Zoo and Gardens. The kit-
tens, both females, are receiving
round-the-clock care by zoo vet-
erinarians and staff.
FWC biologist Darrell Land,.
who heads the agency's south
Florida panther research, said sci-
entists are puzzled by the moth-
er's abandonment of the kittens,
especially since it occurred so
soon after giving birth to them.
"We have monitored more
than 180 kittens and have never
seen any kind of abandonment,"
Land said. "The field sign sug-
gests the mother went back into
estrous (the condition of being
receptive to mating) three weeks
after giving birth.",
Usually, the mother would not
go back into estrous until the kit-


Courtesy photo/FWC
Wildlife rescuers are caring
for two Florida panther kit-
tens which were abandoned
by their mother in the wild.
tens are a couple of years old or
something happens to them.
"The hormone changes that
initiate estrous stop milk produc-
tion and prevent the mother from
being able to care for the kittens,"
Land said. "What triggered these
changes is unknown."
Karl Kranz, director of biologi-


cal programs at the zoo, said the
kittens probably will not return to
the wild.
"But they could very likely res-
urrect the Florida panther captive-
breeding program at some point
if state wildlife officials decide to
undertake such a program,"
Kranz said.
Land said the kittens lived in
the northern part of the Florida
Panther National Wildlife Refuge.
Their mother, a 5-year-old, full-
blooded Florida panther known
to researchers as FP107, was
unsuccessful in raising two previ-
ous litters. Male panthers FP119
and FP131 are possible sires of
the two newborns. FP107 was in
the company of FP131 when she
abandoned the kittens last week.
When researchers first sus-
pected FP107 had abandoned the
kittens, they placed monitoring
equipment'at their den site to
confirm whether the mother
returned to tend the kittens.
FP107 did not return to the den
between March 14 and March 20,
and the kittens lost 20 percent of
their weight during that period. At


that point FWC biologists rescued
the kittens and placed them in the
care of the Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens, which has the required
permits and expertise to care for
Florida panthers.
"For more than 90 years, the
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has
been dedicated to inspiring the
discovery and appreciation of
wildlife through innovative expe-
riences in a caring environment,"
said zoo spokeswoman Jennifer
Vrban. "The Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens offers over 2,000 rare
and exotic animals and over 1,000
unique plant species. The zoo is a
non-profit organization and is an
accredited member of the Ameri-
can Zoo and Aquarium Associa-
tion (AZA)."
More information about the
zoo is available at www.jack-
sonvillezoo.org.
More information about Flori-
da panthers is available at the
FWC's Web site, MyFWC.com.
The Florida panther is the offi-
cial state animal. Scientists
believe fewer than 100 of them
still exist in the wild.


WaterFest celebrates water education


OKEECHOBEE Families
Understanding Nature. (F.U.N) is
the theme for the first Okee-
chobee County WaterFest 2005
on Saturday and Sunday, April 2
and 3, at the Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina, located at the
mouth of the Kissimmee River
and Lake Okeechobee off of SR
78 in Okeechobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with live-
ly entertainment and interactive
displays. The event is being co-
hosted by the South Florida Water


. Management District, Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina
and the Okeechobee County
Tourist Development Council.
Saturday's special activities
include a bass fishing tournament
and classic country music con-
cert. On Sunday, the Porchdogs
will begin the day with Cajun,
country and Blue Grass music,
followed by a Casting Kids contest
sponsored by BassMasters. At 3
p.m. on Sunday, Earthman & The
Planet Earth Project H20 Concert'
Tour will perform followed by
karaoke and live Gospel music.


Sporting demonstrations and
Florida historical demonstrations
and storytelling will be provided
throughout the day on both Satur-
day and Sunday.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da?s largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can par-
ticipate in hands-on investigations
and activities designed to higlh-
light water conservation and gen-
eral water resource education.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce house
for the little ones, water slide and


a number of other entertaining
booths will entertain attendees.
Organizers hope that you will join
us in celebrating water conserva-
tion education in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and how everyone is working
together to resolve issues.
The WaterFest will be open
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day.
Please phone the South Florida
Water Management District's
Okeechobee Service Center for
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FWC advises hunter safety course before seasons open


WEST PALM BEACH Hunters
needing to get their Hunter Safety
certification from the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) during 2005 are
strongly encouraged to take a
course early in the.year as courses
scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up fast.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents the course,
which is free of charge, and enlists
a volunteer network of trained
instructors who donate their time
to ensure that the legacy of hunting
remains a safe one. This course is
equally important for those that
hunt out-of-state or in Canada and
need to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state-spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.
The FWC Hunter Safety Course.
is available as a traditional class-
room program or as a home-study
course. Traditional classroom
courses are offered in all of Flori-
da's counties. Families with chil-
dren are encouraged to attend a


traditional course as interaction
with the instructors help children
and their parents to better under-
stand the course materials and
instructors can answer questions
and clarify concepts, which cannot
be accomplished with the on-line
or CD version.
The dates and locations for the
next round of traditional courses
are:
April 16 17, 2005 Broward
County
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days,
Markham Park, 16001 W. State
Road 84, Sunrise. Attendance on
both days is mandatory.
April 20 and 22-24, 2005 Collier
County
April 20 and 22 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
April 23 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 24 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Collier County Agricultural Cen-
ter /Extension Office, 14700
Immokalee Rd, Naples, FL 34120.
Attendance on all days is mandato-
ry
Hunters who can't attend a tra-
ditional classroom course can take
the majority of course instruction


without leaving home. The new at-
home method allows students to
obtain partial credit toward com-
pleting the Hunter Safety Course
through the Internet or CD- ROM
interactive program. Once the
interactive portion of the course
has been completed, students
must then attend the required field
day that includes live-firing instruc-
tion on a shooting range, and class-
room work.
The dates and locations for the
field-day portion of the home-study
course are:
April 16, 2005 Palm Beach
County, 8 a.m. 5 p.m., J. W. Cor-
bett Wildlife Management Area,
Everglades Youth Conservation
Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whit-
ney Road, West Palm Beach.
April 23-24, 2005 Collier Coun-
ty
April 23 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
April 24- 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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ter/ Extension Office, 14700
Immokalee Road, Naples, FL
34120. Attendance on all days is
mandatory


Space is limited for both the tra-
ditional course and field-day por-
tion of the home-study course.
Reservations are required by going
online at myfwc.com/huntered or
by calling (561) 625-5126.
Everyone born on or after June
1, 1975, is required to pass this
course prior to purchasing a hunt-
ing license. An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Children
under 18 years of age must present
a Parental Release Form signed by
the child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire exercis-
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developed in cooperation with
seven other southeastern states to
increase accessibility to hunter
safety programs.
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while you are there, be sure to
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Black Gold Fishing
Tournament
Children and parents are being
invited to participate in the annual
Black Gold Fishing Tournament at
the Belle Glade Marina and Pavil-
ion. A staple event of the Black
Gold Festival, children up to the age
of 15 compete in a friendly round of
fishing. The tournament will be
held April 2. Applications for the
tournament can be picked up at
the Belle Glade City Hall, the cham-
ber of commerce or the fire depart-
ment. For more questions, call 996-
2232.
Baseball carwash
The Dixie League boys baseball
team will have a car wash this Sat-
Orday, April 2, from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. at the Bank of America. Please
come and support the team.
Coaches needed
in Clewiston
The Clewiston Cougars are
seeking football and cheerleader
Coaches for the 2005 season. Any-
one interested in volunteering
please contact April White or Char-
lene Forde. The league has also


formed a new board. The new
members are: President Ben Cut-
shaw, Vice President Charles Fel-
ton, Treasurer Charlene Forde (228-
3986), Secretary April White
(228-7887), Athletic Director Rick
Benjamin, Jose Casas, Melvin
Brooks, Al Gary, and Ray Tolbert.
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. Con-
cessions are available. All games
are double-headers. Follow the
league and standings online at
www.AAUGOLDCOST.org; for
more information, contact John
Davis at (239) 253-8576.
More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
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and umpires for the upcoming
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The Seventh Annual Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce
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Park
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had only been offered 100 acres
for development by the state -
the present size of the business
park a prospective tenant
showing an interest in moving to
the area prompted city officials to
revisit the issue.
"We operated under the
assumption that there would be
no more land," said Matt Mills, the
city's planning and building man-
ager. "But we didn't take no for an
answer." ,
According to Mr. Mills, a host of
organizations are a part of the land
acquirement process, fueled by
the reinforced interest of a num-
ber of companies in the park.


Police
Continued From Page 1
The department got the consent
of the court to intercept the pack-
age and to check the contents of
the package after a narcotics dog
confirmed the suspicions of the
police. Eight bundles of marijuana
wrapped several times over with
garbage bags were found inside
the box.
Officers re-wrapped the pack-
age for delivery.
On March 23, officers borrowed
a delivery vehicle and one officer
dressed in a UPS uniform visited
the residence listed on the package,
on West Canal Street South in Belle
Glade. Law enforcement officials
covered the perimeter and


Plant
Continued From Page 1
upcoming. year, explained Mr..
Beno and the county has relayed
the importance of funding the
project at both the state and feder-
al levels. I think we have a ton of
support in the state, more so than
people realize," he said, "it's just
taking it to that next step to the
federal level."
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser
thanked the county on behalf of the
city for its support in the effort, but
agreed that the federal government
should play a role in making the
plant a reality.
"I thought the county had
stepped up above and beyond the
call of duty," he said. "The federal
government was woefully and
inadequately funding it. They can
spend millions saving a manatee,
but we've got people here that
can't drink safe drinking water."


After. preliminary discussions
with the proper authorities, the
city now believes it is in a position
to acquire the land for use by the
business park.
Mr. Tate discussed the interest
of a fish farm to the local area. A
sizeable production, the $300 mil-
lion facility would house a num-
ber of different plants in the farm-
ing of a variety of fish. Complete
with several daycare centers and
other accommodations for work-
ing families, the project as
planned represents a large step for
the city of Belle Glade.
The company has put forth
several key figures that the city
was most interested in, including
the plan to hire approximately
1,100 employees after the first
phase of operation. Over the next
five to eight years, the company


watched as the officer in disguise
handed the package to a man at
the door of the mobile home, who
said he was the recipient of the
package. The man signed for the
package and went inside his home,
while the officer walked away.
Having to adhere to strict guide-
lines that mandate the search war-
rant being delayed for more than
half an hour, according to Sergeant
Steve Sawyers, officers backed by
the Palm Beach County SWAT
team stormed the house approxi-
mately one hour after the package
was delivered. The group took less
than five minutes to secure the
home.
A search of the residence led to
the discovery of the package and
the drugs underneath the mobile
home inside of a large garbage bag.


Palm Beach County has
pledged $10 million toward the
plant, with additional funding com-
ing from several sources, including
the state of Florida, the federal gov-
ernment, and a sizeable contribu-
tion from the South Florida Water
Management District.
Meanwhile, progress on con-
struction continues. According to
Mr. Beno, the county put out a bid
for the construction of the plant
March 15. The county expects bids
back by April 14 and will award it in
June. The notice to proceed will fol-
low in July.
The second portion of the con-
struction deals with the installation
of the pipelines used by the plant.
Mr. Beno expects that bid to be
advertised in July.
"Everything seems to be on
track as far as costs go and what we
projected it would be," said Mr.
Beno. "The overall thing is that
we're on track and moving for-
ward."


has said it would like to employ a
total of 3,000 employees. With the
Glades area containing a work-
force familiar to agriculture, the
location of the farm seems a good
fit, city officials say.
"We, understand that they're
ready to go," said Mr. Tate of the
company.
The only limitation? Officials
say the company needs 300 acres,
land it will need to acquire within
the next several years, to be in full
operation. When completed, the
total size of the business park,
complete with current land, will
be 435 acres.
"I think this is quite signifi-
cant," said Mr. Tate at the March
21 meeting. Mr. Tate showed the
commission a map of the pro-
posed use of the additional acres,
and the various phases included,


Of the three people inside the
residence at the time, officers
arrested a man who identified him-
self as John Sosa, the name on the
package. The 33-year-old man later
told officers his real name is Alfredo
Ramirez.
The man faces a charge of pos-
session of marijuana over 20
grams.
Meanwhile, members of the
Belle Glade Police Department say
they are targeting all drug-related
activities throughout the city.
"This is an on-going effort of the
Belle Glade Police Department to
stem the flow of narcotics in the
city," said Sergeant Sawyers.
For Sergeant Sawyers, this is the
third similar type of arrest during
his career in Belle Glade. Finding
and then busting the individuals


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stage to delight the festival-goers
with songs and dance. Among
them are: The Glory Singers,
Brian Woofter who will perform
patriotic songs, Beth Pozo's
Dancers, the Zion dancers and
Scott Aiken's four-piece band.
The performances will continue
up to 5:45 p.m.
At six, the headliners will take
the stage, starting with Bob
James, who delighted audiences
at this year's South Florida Fair. He
won an audience award there for
best entertainer. He is "very popu-
lar with the ladies," said Ms.
Bunting.
At seven, the all-star band will
perform. The ensemble is made
up of Jerry Corbetta, who has
played with Sugarloaf; Mike Pin-
era, who performed with Iron


and told the commission that the
process to make use of the land is
approximately 90 percent com-
pleted. "I feel real good about it.
We're closing in on making this a
reality."
Mr. Tate said that the plan for
the additional land has been
reviewed in its early state by a
number of organizations, includ-
ing the Department of Community
Affairs, the Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection, state repre-
sentatives and others. According
to Mr. Tate, the World Trade Cen-
ter organization was especially
impressed with the close proximi-
ty of the railroad and the airport,
which would allow companies
access to the resources. Discus-
sion on the possibility of expan-
sion of the airport engaged the
commission.


involved in sending illegal pack-
ages through services like UPS and
FedEx is a difficult thing to accom-
plish, said Sergeant Sawyers.
While the companies try to do a
good job at identifying illegal
parcels, many fall through the
inspections, he said. "For every box
we get, seven to 10 slip away,"
Sergeant Sawyers said.
During an interview, Ramirez
denied knowledge of the package
and said he had not signed for the
package, despite the involvement
of at least three officers during the
delivery, according to those
involved in the arrest.
"He denied every single ounce
of it," said Sergeant Sawyers.


Butterfly and Alice Cooper, Peter
Rivera of Rare Earth and Dennis
Noda of Cannibal and the Head-
hunters.
Of course, that's not all there is
to the Black Gold Jubilee. A num-
ber of events lead up to the actual
festival, with a bevy of events that
carry the Black Gold name. The
singles tennis tournament will be
held April 2, and doubles on April
9; the volleyball tournament will
take place April 9 at the marina;
Little Mr. And Miss was held
March 24; a Chihuaha race for
dogs of all breeds 25 pounds or
less will be held April 9; and the
children's fishing tournament will
be held April 2 at the Belle Glade
Marina. Harvest Queen Pageant
will be held Saturday. Photogra-
phers from throughout the area
will compete in a photography
contest on April 9.
For more information, contact
Black Gold Jubilee Chairperson
Brenda Bunting at 996-2745.


The land being considered for
expansion is in use by Pride, a cor-
rections company. Whether or not
the city moves forward hinges on
the company's willingness to end
its lease with the state. If or when
that happens, the land would be
leased to the city through the
county, and then to the tenants of
the future expansion. State and
county officials have agreed in
concept with the move.
The commission agreed with
the early plans.


"We hope that everyone will
understand that we have a very
global view of what's ahead [for
the park]," said Vice-Mayor Mary
Kendall after the presentation.
She encouraged city staff to
make sure that companies who
were not able to locate on the first
100 acres of land in the business
park will be considered in the next
phases of work.
"That we'll all be saying the
same message: That this is going
to benefit all," she said.


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supplies, give us their contact
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 stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more information, please
contact Carleen Downing, 996-
4220.

Children of promise
Christians reaching out to soci-
ety introduces their new C.O.P.
program, Children of Promise, to
provide mentors for children hav-
ing a parent in the prison system.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
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Florida voters support term limits


TALLASAHEE U.S. Term
Limits released a new, extensive
statewide poll showing over-
whelming support for Florida's
'Eight is Enough' law even
slightly higher than the 77 per-
cent vote enacting the 1992 term
limits initiative and strong
opposition to moves in the Leg-
islature to put a constitutional
amendment on the ballot td
weaken the term limits.
"Legislators should know
that Floridians oppose their
attempts to water down the
voter-enacted "Eight is Enough"
law," said Paul Jacob, a senior
fellow and spokesperson for
U.S. Term Limits, the nation's
largest term limits organization.
"Those pushing to weaken term
limits are woefully out of touch.
Voters want to keep it."
The poll conducted by Ras-
mussen Reports, a national
polling firm, surveyed 3,500
Florida voters. It has a margin of
error of just 1.7 percent at a 95-
percent level of confidence. Sup-
port for the "Eight is Enough"
law was 78 percent. By a whop-
ping 74 to 21 percent, voters
favor the current term limits law
to legislation moving through
both houses of the Legislature to
allow legislators to serve 12
years, which is 50 percent.
longer. Additionally, by a whop-
ping margin of 85 to 7 percent,
voters agreed with the statement
that any change to the voter-
enacted term limits should
come from voters and not from
legislators.
"For legislators to use their
precious time in Tallahassee to
place a measure on the ballot
that they know voters oppose is
a misuse of their legislative
time," said Jacob. "The legisla-
tors should be doing the peo-
ple's business, not their own."'
The following is Mr. Jacob's
testimonial transcript before the
Florida House of Representa-
tives.
U.S. Term Limits supports
term limits .at all levels of gov-
ernment. We proudly con-
tributed to the "Eight is Enough"
initiative in 1992 and we contin-
ue to support 'Eight is Enough'
today. We believe term limits
give more citizens a chance to
serve in government and keep
legislators closer to the people.
While Florida's term limits
are more lenient than average,
we are not surprised that legisla-
tors and lobbyists continue to
oppose the term limits law. If
there is one simple fact of term
limits, it is that people like them
and legislators and lobbyists do
not.
Good people can disagree
over the merits of term limits, of
course, but the issue has been
decided in the public mind. Vot-


"Those pushing to weaken term limits are woe-
fully out of touch. Voters want to keep it."
Paul Jacob,
Spokesperson for U.S. Term Limits


ers haven't forgotten that they
had to enact term limits over the
opposition of legislators and
special interests. So today, the
battle for term limits is really a
battle over who is the boss: leg-
islators or citizens.
No one questions that legisla-
tors have the power to place a
measure on the ballot to weaken
or repeal term limits. But having
the power doesn't make it right.
As legislators, you under-
stand that you are not on your
own time here in Tallahassee,
but on the people's time. The
"Eight is Enough" term limits-
law is a condition of your
employment and weakening the
law, while it may be on the agen-
da of legislators, is not on the
public's agenda. Thus, for legis-
lators to use their precious time
in Tallahassee to place a meas-
ure on the ballot that legislators
support but voters clearly
oppose is a misuse of legislative
time.
It is somewhat like inviting
people over for dinner and then
purposely serving them a dish
you know they do not care for.
That would be rude, and surely
none of us would consider
doing such a thing. What if it
was the boss we invited for din-
ner? Well, the voters are the
boss. It should be clear to one
and all that they do not wish to
weaken the term limits law.
Even many supporters of HJR
1177 and similar bills admit this.
It is an amendment the people
do not care for and good hosts
would never put it on their plate.
Legislators have a conflict of
interest on this issue and should
leave the law alone-completely.
Don't touch term limits. In fact, a
recent poll showed that 85 per-
cent of Floridians believe that
any change to term limits should
come from citizens and not from
legislators.
Legislators have made, it a
point that this law would not
affect them personally, as they
would have to leave after eight
consecutive years. But it does
affect any legislator who runs for
the other chamber in 2006,
allowing them to serve 12 years,
or for a legislator who takes a
break after eight years and
returns to the legislature.
Let's be clear, however, there
is a ready mechanism for citi-
zens, should they ever change
their minds on term limits, to
change the law. The initiative


process is available to them.
Even legislators can use the ini-
tiative process, as they have on
other issues. In fact, some legis-
lators have complained that it is
far too easy to enact constitu-
tional amendments via initiative.
I'm convinced that voters will
defeat any initiative to weaken
term limits, but that is the only
legitimate process for tackling
the issue-precisely what was
required of citizens when they
sought to enact limits to begin
with.
Some have suggested that
perhaps the public mood has
changed on term limits. There is
no evidence to that effect, but to
answer any such question U.S.
Term Limits is today releasing a
new and extensive poll of,3,500
Florida voters conducted by Ras-
mussen Reports. The poll con-
firms in clear and unmistakable
terms that Floridians support an
eight-year limit on their state leg-
islators by an even larger margin
,today than in 1992, when the ini-
tiative passed with an impressive
77 percent.
The poll, which I'm submit-
ting to this committee and mak-
ing available to all legislators
and to the public, shows that
today 78 percent of Floridians
support the "Eight is Enough"
law.
In previous committee hear-
ings, some legislators pointed
out that in 1992 voters were only
given a choice of eight-year lim-
its or no limits. It is a good point
and raises several issues. First, in
1992 legislators had every
opportunity to propose their
own term limits and give voters
* a choice at that time. They
choose not to do so.
Second, if legislators are seri-
ous about giving the voters more
choices, why not offer an alter-
native for six-year House limits,
as is the law in several states, or
for lifetime rather than consecu-
tive limits? Virtually every time
legislators introduce bills to
lengthen term limits, they say
they truly support term
limits...just significantly longer
limits. But it strikes me as puz-
zling why never once in consid-
ering the proper length of such a
limit has a legislator proposed to
make the limits shorter. Not
once, not anywhere in the coun-
try.
Third, .and most instructive
concerning HJR 1177, Floridians
favor eight-year limits over 12-


year limits by a whopping 74 to
21 percent. It is not a close call.
Voters have indeed heard the
complaints about the complexi-
.ty of the legislative process and
the time it takes to learn the
ropes. But a legislator who can-
not learn the job and be effective
in eight years, doesn't belong in
the legislature in the first place.
In fact, no legislator has yet run
for re-election on the slogan, "I
haven't figured out the job of
being a legislator yet, so please
send me back to Tallahassee for
more training."
The president of the United
States is limited to 8 years, and
the president- is expected to hit
the ground running day one.
Being president is a lot tougher
job than being a state legislator.
Citizens know that a worker
has to learn to do his or her job
in a matter of days or weeks, not
years. As the St. Augustine
Record editorialized last month,
"But imagine telling your boss in
the private sector that you need
a few more years to get up and
running. You'd be running to the
unemployment line."
Under the "Eight is Enough"
law, legislators can serve for
eight years, take a break for a
single term, and then return to
the legislature for another eight
years. Or move to the other
chamber after eight years. But
HJR 1177 says that's not enough.
It would allow legislators to
serve 24 years without a break if
they switch chambers or 24
years of a 26-year period in the
same chamber.
Ladies and gentlemen, that is
a career.
Voters have defeated similar
attempts by state legislators in
Arkansas, California and Mon-
tana. Last November in
Arkansas and Montana voters
slammed such measures, 70-30
percent and 69-31 percent,
respectively. In California in
2002, legislators and special
interests outspent term limits
advocates by $11 million to $1
million in attempt to gain four
additional years through pas-
sage of Proposition 45. Nonethe-
less, voters trounced the exten-
sion effort 58 to 42 percent.
We urge this body to do the
people's will, not the Legisla-
ture's, and defeat HJR 1177 and
any other attempt to water
down or destroy term limits. As
a term limits advocacy group,
we will do all we can to educate
the people of Florida about any
legislative measure to weaken
term limits. Furthermore, in the
best spirit of the Sunshine State,
we will work to make certain
that your votes for or against
HJR 1177 are well known.
Thank you for your time and
attention.


Retail nominees sought for state award


TALLAHASSEE The Flori-
da Retail Federation (FRF) is
accepting nominations for the
2005 Retailer of the Year Award
for Leadership (ROYAL) through
Monday, April 18. This presti-
gious award recognizes out-
standing retailers who have
demonstrated a blend of effec-
tive business skills with commit-
ment to their communities, cus-
tomers and employees.
Nominations can be made
on-line at FRF's Web site,
www.frf.org. Click on "Retailer
of the Year" logo, where addi-
tional ROYAL information is
available. For more information
or to nominate by telephone,
contact Elaine Mann Carpenter,
FRF's vice president of opera-
tions, at (888) 357-3824 or send
e-mail to elaine@frf.org.
"Florida's 95,000-plus retail
businesses employ one of every


"The ROYAL award is a way to pay tribute to
just a few of those many retailers who are so
vital to the well-being of our state."
Richard A. McAllister.
FRF president and CEO


five workers in our state, pay
nearly $28 billion in wages annu-
ally and collect and remit over
$20 billion in sales and retail-
related taxes for Florida's gov-
ernment," says FRF president
and CEO Richard A. McAllister.
"The ROYAL award is a way to
pay tribute to just a few of those
many retailers who are so vital to
the well-being of our state."
Nomination criteria: Anyone
may nominate a Florida retailer
for the 2005 ROYAL award. They
may also submit more than one
retailer for consideration in any


given award year. Previous nom-
inees who did not receive an
award may be nominated again.
Self-nominations are appropri-
ate. Nominees must have a phys-
ical presence in the operation
and/or management of a retail
business in Florida. The ROYAL
is given to individual retailers,
however, the three award cate-
gories are based on the nomi-
nee's current company's annual
sales volume: Less than $1 mil-
lion, $1 to $10 million, and more
than $10 million. Upon being
nominated, each nominee will


be sent an entry form that must
be completed and returned to
FRF no later than Wednesday,
May 11.
The 2005 ROYAL recipients
will be honored during a lunch-
eon held in conjunction with the
University of Florida's nationally
acclaimed annual "Retailing
Smarter" symposium June 23,
at the Omni Resort at Champi-
onsGate, Orlando. The recipi-
ent's nominators will also be
invited to attend.
Each ROYAL winner receives
an attractive granite and beveled
glass trophy, local and statewide
recognition, complimentary reg-
istration to the symposium and
complimentary hotel accommo-
dations in regard to the awards
luncheon. Nominators and nom-
inees do not have to be mem-
bers of FRF to participate.


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Doctors and lawyers


encourage living wills


TALLAHASSEE --The
Florida Bar and the Florida
Medical Association have
joined together to encourage
Floridians to learn about the
benefits of preparing Living
Wills and to designate Health
Care Surrogates. The lawyers'
and physicians' groups are
providing information and
statutory forms on their Web
sites at www.flabar.org or
www.fmaonline.org.
The Florida Bar and the
Florida Medical Association
are working together in an
effort to maintain their tradi-
tions of serving the public
interest.
"Physicians and lawyers
want to ensure that all individ-
uals involved with making
health care decisions have the
necessary information to
make informed decisions,"
said Florida Bar President
Kelly Overstreet Johnson, of
Tallahassee, and Florida Med-
ical Association President
Dennis S. Agliano, M.D., of
Tampa.
Additionally, The Florida.
Bar Speakers Bureau is
arranging for members of its


Elder Law, Health Law and
Real Property, Probate and
Trust Law sections to volun-
teer as speakers for address
civic and community organi-
zations throughout the state
on Living Wills and other end
of life issues. To schedule a
speaker, groups should call 1-
800-342-8060, extension 5767.
A Living Will is a document
that gives instructions or
expresses an individual's
desire concerning any aspect
ofthis or her future health care
treatment. A Health Care Sur-
rogate is a person designated
to make health care decisions
if the individual becomes
unable to do so. A Living Will
should not be confused with a
person's legal will which dis-
poses of personal property on
or after his or her death, and
appoints a personal represen-
tative or revokes or revises
another will.
In order to make the pro-
vided documents valid, they
must be -signed and wit-
nessed. There is no need to
involve a physician or retain a
lawyer,; unless personally
desired.


Crist praises flag ruling


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist praised the
fourth District Court of Appeal's
unanimous ruling that a Palm
Beach County Marine veteran
cannot be forced to sell his home
to pay the legal fees of those who
opposed him in court.
George and Anna Andres had
been forced to remove a flagpole
from their property by their
homeowner's association (Indi-
an Creek Phase III-B) with the
association subsequently seek-
ing to compel the Andreses to
pay their legal fees by placing a
lien on their home.
The Attorney General,
through Deputy Solicitor General
Lynn Hearn, joined with the
Andreses' counsel to argue that
the Florida Constitution does not
permit foreclosure on home-
steads to pay legal fees.
The appeals court, in revers-
ing the trial court, agreed with
that argument.
"In any event, we find that the
(homeowner's) association doc-
uments do not provide for a con-
tinuing lien that preexisted the
homestead exemption for the
attorney's fees in question here,"
wrote the court.
"This. is a tremendous victory,
not only for George and Anna
Andres, but for the concept of
property rights in Florida," said
Crist. "This couple was brought


into a conflict because they
wished to prominently fly the
flag of their country, and the
court correctly recognized that
they could not be forced to give
up their property in order to pay
the other side's attorneys as a
result of vigorously challenging
attempts to limit their manner of
expression."
The association sought reim-
bursement of more than $20,000
for its expenses in pursuing the
flagpole case against the
Andreses. The Attorney Gener-
al's argument was that the lien
was not imposed for purposes of
taxes, repairs, improvements or
labor that benefited the property,
but instead to pay lawyers, tram-
pling the constitutional rights of
the owners to their homestead
exemption.
In addition, other options
were available to the homeown-
er's association.
"Indian Creek is not preclud-
ed from seeking other legal
measures to collect on its judg-
ment for attorneys' fees, but fore-
closure upon the Andreses'
homestead is prohibited," wrote
the court. "We, therefore,
reverse'the final judgment of
foreclosure."
A copy of the Court opinion is
available at: http://www.myflori-
dalegal.com/AndresOpinion.p
df.


Your yard may need some 'doctoring', says experts


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Has your yard
had a check-up lately? If not, better
late than never, say plant healthcare
experts. Plant healthcare (PHC) is a
relatively new concept in profession-
al landscape management. PHC can
preserve and protect a homeown-
er'syard and pocketbook.
Preventative care, frequent
check-ups, early detection,
informed decision-making, arid
routine treatments that provide
long term, stable solutions have
become vital parts of plant health-
care programs. The approach is
multi-faceted and customer-driven,
focusing on the health, growth, and
beauty of a homeowner's yard.
"It's like an HMO plan for your
yard," says Jim Skiera, Executive
Director for the International Soci-
ety of Arboriculture (ISA). '"Adopt-
ing a plant healthcare program can
prevent problems or keep them
from getting serious. When home-
owners and professionals work
together, everyone benefits dras-
'tic, costly maintenance can be
avoided while the value of the
entire property increases."
The basic premise behind PHC
is that if a plant is tended to proper-
ly, natural defenses can be strength-
ened: Energy that would have been


exerted on stressful factors is now
applied to building up defense sys-
tems. Just like human health, plant
health improves when hazardous
factors are removed from the envi-
ronment and check-ups are per-
formed regularly.
In years past, expensive reme-
dies were employed after a yard
had been badly damaged. These
practices were often unsuccessful
and cost homeowners significant
amounts of money in planting and
maintenance. Plant healthcare pro-
grams, however, can help ensure
the health and beauty of plants and.
landscapes, lowering maintenance
costs and increasing property val-
ues.
"The long-term savings is virtu-
ally guaranteed," Skiera says. "Not
only will a plant healthcare pro-
gram enhance the well-being of
plants, but it also will improve the
mood and bank account of the
homeowner."
What to expect from
a PHC program
Professional support Plant
healthcare experts should ask ques-
tions, explore priorities, and deter-
mine a homeowner's expectations.


Look for ISA Certified Arborists or
certified landscape professionals
who are well-trained, educated, and
experienced professionals who are
familiar with landscape plants, their
needs, and the pests and diseases
most likely to attack.
Individual care Every yard is
different. A homeowner's desires
and expectations should drive the
program while enabling profes-
sionals to care for the yard.
Frequent monitoring Early
problem detection is key to long-
term success. Professionals should
inspect a yard every 3 to 6 weeks
during growing seasons. A scout-
ing report should be given to the
homeowner after every visit, alert-
ing them to any existing or antici-
pated problems.
Treatment options and alterna-
tives If unhealthy environmental
factors are present, the profession-
al should provide the homeowner
with information about the prob-
lem and all possible treatment
options just like a doctor would a
patient. The best choices usually
involve natural processes, those
that are least intrusive. Chemical
treatments should be used as a last
resort. Homeowners and profes-
sionals should work together to


decide what is best for the yard.
Environmental sensitivity -
Healthy plants naturally enhance
their environment,
strengthening natural defense
systems and suppressing pests.
Professionals should help elimi-
nate pests in environmentally
friendly ways, taking care to elimi-
nate only those that are harmful.
,While spot spraying is one possibil-
ity, PHC professionals should avoid
blanket chemical sprays.
Cost effectiveness PHC pro-
grams maintain the vigor of the
landscape. Proactive PHC pro-
grams cost considerably less than
reactive interventions.
The International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA), headquartered
in Champaign, Ill., is a nonprofit
organization supporting tree care
research around the world.
As part of ISNs dedication to the
care and preservation of shade and
ornamental trees, it offers the only
internationally-recognized certifica-
tion program in the industry. For
more information, contact a local
ISA Certified Arborist or visit
www.treesaregood.com..


Producer pledges to assist all the migrant workers


IMMOKALEE The president of
one of Florida's largest produce
companies has offered to help
migrant workers whose children
were recently born with severe
birth defects stay in the area while
health officials investigate the
cause of the defects, officials said.
Don Long, president of Plant
City's Ag-Mart Produce Inc., met
with the parents Friday at a church
in Immokalee.
"The company offered to help
the fathers find work here in town
after the current tomato work ends,
so they won't have to follow the
harvest the way they usually do,"
said Sanaida Martinez, of the Red-
lands Christian Migrant Associa-
tion, a social services organization
that helps farm workers.
One baby was born without
arms or legs, and another with a
partially formed jaw. A girl without
a nose and no visible sexual organs
died days after birth.
Collier County health officials
are trying to determine whether
pesticides caused the defects, or if


they are the result of genetics or
other reasons.
The mothers gave birth within
the last four months. They said they
lived within 200 feet of one another
at the same labor camp when they
became pregnant. A sign at the field
said more than two dozen pesti-
cides and herbicides were used
there. The women worked into
their pregnancies at other fields that


used the same chemicals.
Long also spoke about helping
the families straighten out their
immigration status, Martinez said. *
The two surviving children are
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FOUND: American Bull-
dog/Curr. Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-
3225

CHIHUAHUA Black w/
brown face, small. Lost'
near the hospital. 863-
357-3564.

CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
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Furniture, antiques &
misc.


Tall Guy secure, 60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
dining, fishing, traveling,
etc. Call 863-946-3123
White Male Mid 60's,
New to area. Looking for
a Female Companion
863-801-1558.


DIVORCE$175-
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etc. Only one signature re-
quired! *Excludes govt.
fees! Call weekdays
S800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
established 1977.

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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
Broiler. Nights/days. Also
exp. waitresses. Apply in
person Dons Steak House.
CLEWISTON COUNTRY
CLUB Servers/Cooks/Salad
preparer/dishwasher. Ap-
ply in person Aft 10am

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


Everglades Federal Credit
Union Receptionist need-
ed, Previous Phone Expe-
rience Preferred, Proficient
Word and Excel, Bilingual
a +. May apply in person,
mail resume to
1099 W. Ventura Ave,
email to:
efcu@earthlirk.net
or fax 866-302-5212.

Everglades Federal
Credit Union Looking
for Teller. Apply in per-
.son, Mail resume to
1099 W. Ventura Ava.
Clewiston FL 33440 or
email efcu@earthlink.
net or fax
ARR-N9-5919
Experienced Tractor
Operators Needed
To apply herbicide in Citrus
Groves. Incentive program
& Benefits.
Call 863-675-3096


O NO W HIR ING
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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Call 561-992-4000
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JOB TITLE: MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
POSITION NUMBER: 00013679 '
SALARY: $13.00-$17.00 hourly depending on experience.
LOCATION: UF/IFAS-EVERGLADES RESEARCH AND |
EDUCATION CENTER, BELLE GLADE.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an approved
apprenticeship program for multiple trades, or a high
school diploma and four years appropriate experience.
Appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an
S equivalent rate for the required experience.
ASE Certification desirable.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Maintain/repair all component parts of
road licensed vehicles, caterpillar tractors, wheel tractors,
commercial type pesticide sprayers, and small plot
sprayers/large drainage and irrigation pumping systems,
hydraulic and air compressors, harvesting equipment, and
planting and cultivation equipment. Assist carpentry and
farm support sections. Metal and plastic body work, frame
straightening, and high pressure paint spraying. Use of'
electric and acetylene cutting and welding, wheel alignment, :
sanders, grinders, drill presses. Use of other power tools.
TO APPLY, CONTACT'Chay Burrus at 561-993-1511 or
through the University of Florida's website
http://jobsufl.edu.


JOB TITLE: MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST
POSITION NUMBER: 000113678
SALARY: $10.00-$14.00 hourly depending on experience.
LOCATION: UF/IFAS-EVERGLADES RESEARCH &
EDUCATION CENTER, BELLE GLADE
O MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of an approved
apprenticeship program for multiple trades, or a high school
diploma and four years appropriate experience. Appropriate
vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent
rate for the required experience.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for maintenance, repair and
construction of 60 buildings and other facilities for the
\ Everglades Research and Education Center. Also responsible
for the construction and fabrication of various specialty items
required by research scientists. Coordinate, inspect, and
perform equipment inspections and repair, carpentry, painting,
electrical wiring and repair, and plumbing work, as needed.
.-. Assist automotive and farm crew as center workload
demands, and perform other related duties as required, .
TO APPLY, contact Chay Burrus at
561-993-1511 or through the
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Experience diesal/heavy
equipment Mackinac
for shop & road. Only those
with clean driving record
need apply must
have own tools
EEO/DFWP
(239)369-6146

Need experienced roters
Hourly crews plus
sub crews. Need own
transportation.
772-201-5235 or
863-467-9484


Administrative Assistant (F-T)
(Must pass C.S. exam)
$23,707 ann.
Director of Public Services (F-T)
$57,232 ann.
Closing: April 22, 2005
Life Guard (P-T)
4 summer pos.
$12.00 per hour
Closing: May 1, 2005
Recreation Supervisor (P-T)
1 summer pos.
$12.00 per hour
Closing: May 1, 2005
Water Safety Instructor (P-T)
4 summer pos.
$15.00 per hour
Closing: May 1, 2005
Mechanic II (F-T)
2 pos. avail.
$13.60 per hour
Police Sergeant (F-T)
(Must pass C.S. exam)
$18.97 per hour
Utility Systems Manager (F-T)
$43,580 ann.
Closing: April 22, 2005
Unless stated All positions
are open until filled:
Complete Employment Applications
must be on file at:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
Posted: 03-31-05


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


HELP WANTED
LAKEPORT
WATER
ASSOC., INC.
(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.
Accbunting
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.

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hour. Full Federal Benefits
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Jobs. $17.50-$59.00
hour. Full Federal Benefits
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POSTAL POSITIONS
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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. 21A.

SENIOR
BOOKKEEPER
Knowledge of
computers & general
ledger a must. Benefits
avail. F/T, Fax resume
to 863-983-9943.

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Has openings for MECHANIC
@ the Brighton Corner location.
Applicants must have one (1) year prior experience
with farm and diesel equipment, have own tools and
a valid Florida Drives license.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
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Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
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honest, and responsible individuals.
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Clewiston, FL 33440



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Water Master: Operate entire Water Control
System. Exp. wall areas of water pumps
systems. Supervisory exp. req. HS diploma
req.
Water Control Structure Operator: Work
w/local agricultural operators to determine
structure settings for delivery to cattle fields.
Assist w/maintenance of water systems.
Mechanical ability pref. HSidiploma req.
Pump Operator: Operate & maintain all
pump stations & equipment. Keep accurate
records. Mechanical ability & exp. w/pumps
pref. HS diploma required.
Resumes via email:
galtmanOsemtribe.com or fax:
954-967-3477 or by mail to:
HR, 6300 Stirling Rd.
Hollywood, FL 33024
Further detail:
www.seminoletribe.com


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



OLDE CYPRESS COMMUNITY BANK
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Apply in person at main branch on
205 So. W.C. Owen Ave.
Clewiston 9:00-4:00. EOE
SALES ASSOCIATE
Creative self-motivated retail oriented
individual to service and cultivate new
customer relationships at our full service
Wal-Mart Branch open Mon-Sat. Banking
experience not required. Training,
competitive salary, incentive program
and full benefits.
POST CLOSING CLERK
Review loan files, data entry, balance
journals, and prepare correspondence.
Good typing, computer, telephone and
customer service skills required.
S Salary-and full benefits. .


ADVERTISEMENT PROCESS
TESTING TECHNICIAN
Seeking an individual with previous
laboratory experience. Minimum
high school or GED required. Good
computer skills needed and working
knowledge of Good Manufacturing
Practices. Employment is seasonal.
Good pay, benefits and a 401K..
Contact HR Dept.
@ 863.902.4185
fax 863.902.4315, or


pphillips@southerngardens.com


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
For Local Construction Office
Computer skills a MUST' Bi-lingual
a plus. General office work.
Hours 7:00am- 3:30pm
BENEFITS AVAILABLE
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AGRICULTURAL LABORER
Florida Sugar Cane League seeks an individ-
ual to work with experimental sugarcane va-
rieties. Must be able to work in a team and
read and follow precise instructions, must
be able to perform heavy manual labor and
work in a hot, humid environment. Valid
driver's license, acceptable driving record,
and proof of legal residence required. Eng-
lish speaking, high school graduate pre-
ferred. Drug free employer, competitive sal-
ary and benefits offered. For additional infor-
mation call 561-924-5227 Ext. 22 or apply
in. person at the USDA Experiment Station in
Canal Point, Florida.


OKEECHOBEE LANDINGS
RV RESORT
is hiring a Part-Time Maintenance
Person, 30-36 hrs. per week.
Mature Individual Who Is Punctual &
has Driver's License. Light Carpentry,
Plumbing/Electrical Skills, Grass
Mowing. Okeechobee Landings is an
'alcohol/drug-free workplace.
Apply in person: 420 Holiday Blvd.,
Between: 9 am 5 pm Weekdays.
863-983-4144


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Part lime (Approx. 24
hours per week).
H.S. Diploma & Valid
Florida Drivers
License Required.
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more informa-
Slion.




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HARE LUMBER & READY MIX
BOOKKEEPING POSITION
3 years Bookkeeping Experience or
Associates Degree in Accounting.
Computer knowledge of General Ledger,
Payroll, and Accounts Payable.
Supervisory Skills. Knowledge of Building
Supplies. Prefer Mature, Punctual
Individual. Bilingual preferred.
"Alcohol/Drug Free Workplace".
^ APPLY IN PERSON @:
Hare Lumber & Ready Mix
425 E. Haiti Street, Clewiston.
863-983-8144


SOCIAL SERVICES
ASSISTANT NEEDED
Full time position, to provide
assistance to S.S. Director.
Must be reliable, self motivated
and organized with a friendly
helpful demeanor. Must be fa-
miliar with HIPPA Compliance.
Laws (Confidentiality). Com-
puter skill preferred. Apply at
Palm Terrace of Clewiston
863-983-5123.


A HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
B 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:
employment@hcdpbc.org. EOE, M/F/D/


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MEDICAL CENTER
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HEAT PUMP & A/C UNIT,
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-5936


HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
seat, umbrella stand, $375
(863)467-9413.


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


ELECTRIC RANGE- Ken-
more, good shape, $75.
(863)467-8160.


Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.

UPRIGHT FREEZER- 18 cu
ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.


BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
new condition, $25.
(863)763-6757



PAPERBACK BOOKS- 2
shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.
(863)467-0924.
Time to clean out the attic
basement and/or garage?
Advertise your yard sale in
the classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine Hd. You approve
Loc's-$10,670 800-836-
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Do you earn $800/day? 30
Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-
6323 B02000033. CALL
US: We will not be under-
sold!

HELP WANTED Earn Extra
income' assembling CD
cases from any location.
No experience necessary.
Start immediately!
(800)405-7619 ext 28
www.easywork-
greatpay.com.

Online Job Offer eBay
Workers Needed. Come
Work with us online.
$$$$$ WEEKLY Use your
home computer or laptop.
No experience necessary.
800)693-9398 Ext.
1856.

Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income
& rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025
WORK FROM HOME
Part time Full time
VISIT
www.getvideogetpalrijom
Financial

$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!
Never Repay! For personal
bills, school, new busi-
ness. $49 BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
6081 Ext #75.

$ CASH ADVANCES $ Per-
sonal Injury Lawsuits-
Structured Settlements-
annuities- Pensions- In-
heritances- Lottery -Prize
Winnings-We Buy Mort-
gage, Real Estate, Busi-
ness notes. Se Habia Es-
panol. Jerry 866-767-
2270

$$ FREE CASH GRANTS!
$$ Never Repay! Live Op-
erators! Gov't Grants for
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.
Loans by phone. Up to
$1000 in 24hrs. No. Credit
Check! Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.
paychecktoday.com.



Services



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






P ( 3561)/996-4324
IP ,: (561)996-9066

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


Flea Treatments .'
Available
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W. Ventum Ave Clewiston, FL 33440
5 3 98- 9145


License & credit checked
Flowers Baking Co. LLC
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment


Employment:
Part Time "I I


FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED

Full-time reporter wanted for coverage in Hendry and Glades Counties,
1 0 i ( ( i

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

organizational skills. Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge of

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

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




To apply: Fax resumes to (863)983.7537,

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

6 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 334'0.



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


Is Stress Ruining Your
Life? Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard Call
S813)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


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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Mlscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplles/
Equipment 665
Pate/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Suppfles 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sawing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevisionRadio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos I Games 730
VC0RS 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.


Outdoor Rocker
Busy do-it-yourselfers will
appreciate this quick and
easy outdoor rocker project.
Requiring only basic tools,
even amateurs will find that
they can finish it in an after-
noon or two. The completed
rocker measures 36 inches
tall by 24 inches wide by 30
inches deep.
Outdoor Rocker plan
(No. 130)... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 plansincl. 130
(No. C94)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle iten(s), clip
and send with check to:
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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
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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

Steel Arch Buildings! Gen-
uine SteelMas-
ter(trademark) Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE
Savings! 20x24, 30x60,
35x50. Perfect Garage/
Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007.
www.SteelMasterUSA.co-
m.

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.



BI FOLDING DOORS-white
vinyl, 1-30x80, 1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
(863)763-1997.
BREAKER BOX- Siemens,
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

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.


RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.



ELVIS RECORD Rare
Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-
3358


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COMPUTER -SYSTEM-
complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$100. (863)612-0900.


BEDROOM SUITE girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BUCKET SEATS 2) High
Back, Black, Leather like
material. Fits most any-
thing. $75 863-467-6805
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COFFEE TABLE w/Formica
Top and COMPUTER
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep.'(863)763-1059
DIN. RM. Table, 1" beveled
edge top 6'Lx3'W, Heavy
Antiqued wood & 6 chairs.
$300 (863)983-7515
GLIDER CHAIR- 2 seat,
needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.



4-

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


LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
9879


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

561-993-1160


SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

WROUGHT IRON BED
queen size have photo for
e-mail on request $200
(863)983-7775



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incId sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
NICKLAUS GOLF CLUBS-
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Okeecho-
bee.


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



WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671





JUICER, COFFEE GRINDER,
Griddle, Farberware Rotis-
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
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WALKER: VACARE w/Front
whis. Will hold person up
to 300 lbs. & Bath tub
stool. $75 863)763-1059

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ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers.
Job Placement Assis-
tance. Computer. & Finan-
cial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline-
.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.
HATE RUST STAINS? New
Super Strong Formula
Stop Irrigation RUST! Use
your existing system Con-
trols Heavy Iron Stains
(866)343-9515
www.UNRUST.com.


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Round Barbecue Set
There's nothing more relaxing than an old-fashioned
backyard barbecue, with friends and family gathered
around the picnic table on a warm summer evening.
This round barbecue set, designed to seat eight, is the
ideal place to enjoy just such an evening. Add a
shade umbrella (available at home centers) and start
the festivities early.
The completed table is 52 inches in diameter, but
it may easily be enlarged.

Round Barbecue Set plan (No. 239)... $9.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four projects incl. 239... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
-U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Mo n' u-bild.com
Money Back Guaraptee


LUGGAGE
1 pc. in exc. cond. w/wheels
hide away handle $60
(863)983-6319
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(866)742-1373, or e-mail
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Regain your independence
with a new powerchair or
scooter. Call The SCOOT-
ER Store for your FREE
Mobility Consultation. New
scooters starting at $799.
(IRR)9Qq_-QQq7_



BEAGLE, CKC Registered.
First shots. Vet. certified.
Ready to go! $375.
(863)634-2424.
BEAGLE PUPPIES, Small,
Tri-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
(863)382-3370
BLK. LABS AKC 2-M Par-
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(772)528-8564
EASTER BUNNIES
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
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
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
SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.
Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727.





FISHING ROD RACK-
round, hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997.





BIG SCREEN TV
Magnavox, oak, wood,
$200. (863)634-0907.


TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for both,
will sep. (863)697-9704



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


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants'
Flowers 865
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QUARTER HORSE, MARE,
Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981
SADDLE
15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.
(863)675-5066.


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


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

LAWN MOWER, Dixon ZTR,
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
(863)5.17-1177'

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

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

RIDING MOWER, Sears
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
0467

WALKING TRACTOR, Sim-
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $850. 863-674-
0790


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


Rentals



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


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

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






Space Avail. Immed. 1000
sq. ft. located 805 Hwy 27
Moor& Haven next to Good
Will (863)946-1181



We Do Rentalsi 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-
64-1445).



Real Estate



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



HOUSE w/land
4BR/2BA DR, LR, landry,
porch, $25,000
(863)599-0626


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

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


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



ATTENTION INVESTORS:
Waterfront lots in the Foot-
hills of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of
shoreline. 20% predevel-
opment discounts and
90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for' 1 year. Call
now for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproperti-
es.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARO-
LINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL *PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage
& Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC
Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainr-
ealty.com Call for Free
Brochure (800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA- GAT-
ED COMMUNITY Large
wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
cient Live oaks, pool, ten-
nis, golf. Water access.
From $64,900. Pre-con-
struction discounts.
www.cooperspoint.com
(877)266-7376.

FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 tp
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.
LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded parcel. Across
from national forest on
35,000 -acre recreational
lake in TN. Paved roads, u/
g utils, central water, sew-
er, more. Excellent financ-
ing. Call now (800)704-
3154, ext. 608. Sunset
Bay, LLC.

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.
NORTH CAROLINA LAKE-
FRONT Awesome Views,
fishing & much more.
Huge Lake. 1-2 ac from
$39,900. Call for details,
MLC (866)920-5263.

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



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


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PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
New & Used
Mobile Homes:
Land Home Packages
as little as $1,800 down.
Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
Owner Financing
ON MOBILE HOMES
& LAND
Call 863-228-1405
PARK TRAILER 30', Rent to
own, Waterfront. Lg. Fla.
Rm. Furnished. $4800.
(865)924-9228
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/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035


BOAT, MOTOR, TRAILER,
17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
(239)243-6083. .
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
$350,(863)612-1044.
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
6812
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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


Mobile Homes



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



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



Financing Available:
Buy Here, Pay Here.
Stanton Mobile Homes
Marginal Credit O.K.
Call 1-800-330-8106
or 863-983-8106
GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
863-675-4540/677-3091

CENrAL HOMmE
OF CLEWISTON

1) Easy Life
Special 3/2 DW,
Appliances,
Screen Room
a 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


PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trlr,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
(305)304-5723.
WINDSURFER, Kerma Run,
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044



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
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


TRAVEL TRAILER, 22 Ft.
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm. "
TRAVEL TRAILER, 34 Ft.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377


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MOTOR Evinrude, 4 hp,
Outboard. Runs great!
$275. or best offer. 863-
635-3465.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
fer,(863)673-1574.
STAINLESS STEEL PRO-
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 10/4 x 12.
$125. (863)763 7609.


KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500
.neg (863)452-6561
YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
best offer. (863)675-8155
or 863-675-3038



Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4-1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


FORD EXPLORER '92 new
5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
HONDA CIVIC '89 Needs
fixing or good for parts
'Good Motor $200
(863)902-0213
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
(863)634-1767
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
8052.
Place your ad online at
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PONTIAC CUTLASS SU-
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519



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


READING A NEWSPAPER...






__ pleads you to the best
products and services.


FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.


GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
(863)675-1472

Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


CAR DOLLY, Good tires,
pulls good. Asking $600
or best offer. 863-697-
9704

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

ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561.


MOTOR & TRANS- 4.3,
manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.
,(863)234-1798.

TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, $350.
(863)677-1407



FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561

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


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)
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, if alive, or if dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming by, through, under, or against them, and any and all per-
sons claiming any rght, 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, HENRY 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-A00-0061-0100
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-A00-0064-0000'
PARCEL 3 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THI SOUTH-
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
EAST 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3560 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL 10# 1-14-44-32-AOO-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 your written defenses on Plaintiffs 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 April 25, 2005 or otherwise a default judge-
ment will be entered against you for the relief sought in the Complaint.
STHIS 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


- ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID
Hendry County Non Profit Housing Inc., ii r n -..i.......i ..i ,:r
fumishing all of labor and materials, performing all work necessary ana
incident as called for in the landscaping of Greentree East in Clewiston,
Florida. Bids are to be delivered to the office of Owen Luck, 90 Howe
Street or 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 a.m.
Davis-Bacon Act wage determination will be in effect and will bind the
general contractor and all sub contractors.
The landscape drawings may be examined and working specifications
may be obtained from the office of Hendry County building Department,
100 East El Paso, Clewiston; or 112 South Lee Street, LaBelle.

Builders risk and Worker's Compensation insurance
will be required at the expense of the contractor.
Bidder must submit the following with their bid:
1. Proposal
2. List of proposed subcontractors
3. General company information, including list of rences 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



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will con-
duct a PUBLIC HEARING on April 18, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall
Commission Chambers, 115 West .Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida,
During the Public Hearing, the City Commission proposes to enact final
passage of the ordinance which is set forth as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLE-
WISTON, FLORIDA RELATING TO ZONING REGULATIONS; AMEND-
ING ARTICLE VI, CHAPTER 110, ENTITLED "SUPPLEMENTARY DIS-
TRICT REGULATIONS" OF THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR
AMENDMENT TO SECTION 110-436, FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES;
PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT TO SECTION 110-437, HOME OCCU-
PATIONS; PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW SECTION 110-
438, ENTITLED ACCESSORY STRUCTURES; PROVIDING FOR RE-
PEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL-
ITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Manager's Of-
fice, City Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, forthe inspection
by any interested parties and interested parties may appear at the meet-
ing and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person
decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting for public hearing, such person may need to insure
that a verbatim records of the proceeding is made, which record includes
the testimony and any evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Mall Chamness
Mayor
563455 CGS 3/31/05


.Public 1 tices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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. McGahee, Esq., whose ad-
dress is 417 West Sugarand High-
way, Clewiston, FL 33440, on or
before 4/22/05 (not less than 28
days) and to file the original with
Clerk ol this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately 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 3/24 314/7 14
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3B" PEV0DDMP0 w/ mobile home, 3 lots only Montura .akxpws tract
4BR 3BA $345,000 $106,000 5371, 53A" !' $59,995
3BR 2BANorths1500de 9 Commercial Lots on US Pioneer 21 $30,000
Back on Market, 3BR, 27 with Building $400,000 1.09 acres 466 Camino
1BA, garage. 8'x10' porch. Real Blvd. Montura Ranch
comply etely remodeled on
the inside 2002 $126,000 5 lotjl. wtt aily $29,900
O 1,P0 .25 acres 385 S. Utopia
Moore Haven Yacht Club 8 Lots Zoned RI-B Montura Ranch $34,500
Lot w/ trees $26.500 $250,000 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
3BR, 2Ba, Ridglill $67,500 10 Lots Zoned Commercial Citrus $94,900
MONTURA $300,000
Comm, building
5 DJN~0000 Corner wens &
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10 acres adcca $129,000
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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, Florida, 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 COS 3/24 31/05
LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction on A ril 14 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW 1 th St.
1986 Honda 4DR
VIN #1HGBA7429GA107886
1985 Chevrolet 4FR
VIN #1G1 BN9H6FY114299
563530 CGS 3/31/05
How do you find a job in to-
day's competitive mar-
ket? In the employment
section of the classi-
fieds.

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


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST SHORE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant
to call of the Board of Supervisors
of East Shore Water Control Dis-
trict, the Annual Meeting of the
Landowners of East Shore Water
Control Distdrict 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
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, April 7th, at 12:30 p.m.
in the Conference Room at Hendry
Regional Medical Center, 500 West
Sugaliand Highway, Clewiston,
Florida.
563667 CGS 3/31/05
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s.
United American Lien & Recovery
as agent with power of attorney will
sell the following vehicles) to the
highest bidder subject to any liens.
Net proceeds deposited with Clerk
of Court. Owner/Lienholder has
right to hearing and post bond.
Owner may redeem vehicle for
cash sum of lien. All auctions held
in reserve.
Inspect one (1) week prior at lienor
facility. Cash or cashiers check will
be accepted, There is a 15% buyer
premium Any person whois inter-
ested should call (954) 563-
1999.
Sale date: April 22, 2005 @ 10:00
am 3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauder-
dale, FL 33309
14742 1995 Cadillac Deville 4dr
Vin#: 1G6KD52B5SU232987 r/o
David Gallegos or Camellia Maria
Cisneros Law Enforcement CC:
DHS & MV MS68 Neil Kirkman Bldg
Tallahassee rl 1/h Modem Corp
3535 Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers FL
cust: David Gallegos 2003 Prow
LaBelle FL lienor Quality 1 Auto
Care 19 Hardee St LaBelle FL 863-
675-6106 lien amt $3429.08
Licensed & Bonded Auctioneers
FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911
562299 CGS 3/31/05

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 1MELM50OU5VA654087
Enrigue Monroy, V-1 & V-26
Chrysler 1C3BF66P8GX507331,
Chevy Van 2GBEG25Z4M4138870
Steve Miller, J-2
Stroller, misc. items
Lynda Davis, 113
Misc. items
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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 tor the year 2005
will be held at their office located at
2832 North Main StreeL 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 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
PELICAN LAKE WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
BY: /s/ Kenneth McDuflie,
President
562464 CGS 3/24,31/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given
that Ferguson Towing will
sell at public Auction, free
from all prior liens, the fol-
lowing vehicles that remain
unclaimed in storage with
charges unpaid,, pursuant to
Florida statutes 713.78, to
the highest bidder at t2065
Lake Shore, Canal Point, FL
33438 on April 04, 2005 at
9:00 a.m.
1992 Isuzu Red 4-Door
4S2CG58Z2N435341
1996 Dodge Red 4-Door
1B3ES27C1T0726458
562069 CGS 3/24,31/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Clewiston Planning and Zoning Board will
meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11,2005 in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to
review and reconsider a variance request from John 0. Cote, Sr. pursuant
to Section 110-60 of the City Code of Ordinances. The applicant has re-
submitted a request for approval of a variance to replace a covered car-
port destroyed by a hurricane with a prefabricated steel carport.
LOCATION: Lot 11-12, Block 10, GPOC, a.k.a. 705 E. Avenida del Rio,
Clewiston, FL 33440
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the rec-
ommendation of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on this
request on April 18, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission
Chambers.
All citizens and interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board
meeting and the City Commission public hearing. Any inquiries regarding
the hearing or any person requiring a special accommodation because of
a disability or physical impairment, including speech or hearing impair-
ments, should contact the Building Official's office at least three days
prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Mike Rearidc
Building Official '
563535 CGS 3/31/05 -

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of
Glades County, Florida, will hold a public hearing at the regular meeting
on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commissioners
Meeting Room in the Glades County Courthouse, Moore Haven, Florda.
to consider the adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2001-9 RELATED TO
THE GLADES COUNTY ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY;
APPOINTING A BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE AGENCY; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR MODIFICATION; PRO-
VIDING FOR CONFLICTS; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
'DATE.
A copy of the proposed Ordinance is on file at the Glades County Clerk of
Court's Office, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, Florida 33471.
IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY MAT-
TER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE/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 TO BE BASED.
ALL interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.
1'T "-,C. :.l nI T


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact
Among the Seminole Tribe o Florida, The State ol Florida, and The South
Florida Water Management District", the 17th Annual Work Plan ol the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water
Management Dish ict
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stiding Road, Hollywood, FL 33024,
has submitted, on March 22, 2005, the 17(h Annual Work Plan. The
Work Plan describes existing and proposed activities on Seminole land.
The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County, Township 40
'..i, r.,,,. I F Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Township 39
.ii., '-... E ,.i Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immok-
aiee veservaiun is iucated in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range
29 East The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County,
Township 47 South, Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is
located in Broward County, Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written
request for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action
regarding the Work Plan by writing to. Environmental Resource Regula-
tion, South Florida Water Management District, PO Box 24680, West
Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680; such comments or requests must be re-
ceived within 30 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy
of the Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of fur-
ther 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.
563697 CGS 3/31/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of South Bay Public Safety Dept. will be holding an Auction on
*l.,,- ....... I ] -'005 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for the disposal of

1 Ford Dump Truck Over 20 yrs. of age
2 Palm Tran Buses (2)
3 Small Passenger Bus (Unknown Year)
4 1988 Ford Pickup
5 Ford Crown Victoria, 1996 (2)
6 Onan Generators (2)
7 Spray Tanks on mounted trailers
8 Golf Cart (Pais Missing)
9 Various odd size tires
10) Miscellaneous tools and equipment
All items will be sold to the highest bidder. Bids may be by mail or per-
sons may appear at the auction and bid.
The Auction will be held at:
Public Works Building
1460 Levy Road
South Bay, FL 33493
Items may be inspected at the above address prior to the Auction.
If you have any questions, call Michael Morris at 561-996-6511.
563034 CGS 563034


Senior Connection

Happenings


Happenings at

Senior Connections
Faith in Action in Clewiston
Kickoff Reception is Thursday,
April 7, at 5:30 p.m.
The public is invited to cele-
brate the expansion of Senior
Connections of SW Florida Faith
in Action program in Clewiston
at the Senior Center next to John
Boy Auditorium, 1200 South
W.C. Owen Ave.
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 part-
ners," can provide a variety of
helpful services, including mak-
ing friendly phone calls, shop-
ping for groceries or just being a
compassionate listener. Please
join us for a short program, with
refreshments, to kick off Clewis-
ton's participation in this nation-
wide program. RSVP to Liz Tay-
lor at (863) 983-7088.

Free 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
Connections offices. Legal help
from Florida Rural Legal Ser-
vices is available at the Nobles
Senior Center in LaBelle April 13
from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Must call
675-1446 to make appointment)
"Save the Date" Memory Mobile
and the next Trash to Treasures
Indoor Flea Market at Nobles
Center are both on Friday morn-
ing, April 15. "NEW" Medication


assistance through LEAPS is
available April 20 from 1-5 p.m.
at Senior Connections office in
Moore Haven.

Post Disaster Help

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

Upcoming Meetings

and Events
Family Caregiver Support
Group free meetings in April will
feature discussions with a
Parkinson's disease specialist
from Lee Parkinson's Care in Ft.
Myers. All meetings take place
from 4-5 p.m. at local Senior
Connections offices. Next meet-
ings are April 13 in LaBelle, April
20 in Clewiston, and April 27 in
Moore Haven. Call 675-1446' in
LaBelle, 983-7088 in Clewiston
and 946-1821 in Moore Haven.
Nobles Senior Center exer-
cise classes meet M-W-F at 9:30
a.m. Come and join this lively
group for better health. "NEW"
Garners come every Monday to
the L.J. Nobles Senior Center
starting at 1 p.m. for card play-
ing, scrabble and what have
you. All are welcome.


Florida's workforce report released


Florida's employment/unem-
ployment report. for February
2005 has the state's seasonally
adjusted February 2005 uriem-
ployment rate of 4.5 percent
essentially unchanged from the
revised rate of 4.4 percent in Janu-
ary and down 0.4 percentage
point from 4.9 percent a year ago.
The state continued to see growth
in the total number of jobs.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for February
2005 was 0.9 percentage point


lower than the national rate of 5.4
percent.
In February 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural employ-
-ment grew by 257,300 jobs over
the year, growing at a rate of 3.5
percent. By comparison, the
national rate of growth was 1.8
percent for the same period.
Based on data from January
2005, the latest month for which
comparable data is available from
other states, Florida led all states
in the number of new jobs creat-


ed and had the fastest rate of
annual job growth among the 10.
most populous states.
The manufacturing industry in
Florida has experienced positive
job growth with over-the-year
gains since April 2004. Solid
growth continues in the durable
goods sector, which gained 6,300
jobs (+2.5 percent) since last
February. Much of the growth in
durable goods was in transporta-
tion equipment manufacturing
(+ 1,900 jobs, +4.7 percent) and


computer and electronic product
manufacturing (+1,600 jobs,
+3.3 percent).
The newly redefined Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA,
led the state in employment
growth (+67,100 jobs, +3.0 per-
cent), followed by the Orlando
and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clear-
water MSAs with over-the-year
job growth in February .2.005- of
plus 46,400 jobs and plus 36,100
jobs, respectively.


Okeechobee EU.N. WaterFest this weekend


Families Understanding
Nature (F.U.N) is the theme for
the first Okeechobee County
WaterFest 2005 Saturday and
Sunday, April 2-3, at the Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina,
located at the mouth of the
Kissimmee River and Lake Okee-
chobee off of SR 78 in Okee-
chobee County.
More than 5,000 people are
expected to attend this two-day
water education festival with
lively entertainment and interac-
tive displays. The event is being
co-hosted by the South Florida
Water Management District,
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina and the Okeechobee
County Tourist Development
Council.
Saturday's special activities
include a bass fishing tourna-
ment and classic. country music
concert. On Sunday, the Porch-
dogs will begin the day with
Cajun, country and Blue Grass
music, followed by a Casting
Kids contest sponsored by Bass-
Masters. At 3 p.m. Sunday, Earth-
man & The Planet Earth Project
H20 Concert Tour will perform
followed by karaoke and live
Gospel music. Sporting demon-
strations and Florida historical
demonstrations and storytelling


will be. provided throughout the
day on both Saturday and Sun-
day.
Pontoon boat rides on Flori-
da's largest lake, Lake Okee-
chobee, will be available. Young
people and their families can
participate in hands-on investiga-
tions and activities designed to
highlight water conservation and
general water resource educa-
tion.
Community group booths,
arts, food booths, a bounce
house for the little ones, water
slide and a number of other
entertaining booths will entertain
attendees. We hope that you will
join in celebrating water conser-
vation in this F.U.N.
dynamic atmosphere and learn
more about the water resources,
other environmental challenges
and how everyone is working
together to resolve issues.
The WaterFest will be open
from 10 a.m:-until 6 p.m. each
day. Please phone the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict's Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter for more information at (863).
462-5260.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is a regional,
governmental agency that over-
sees the water resources in the


southern half of the state -16
counties from Orlando to the
Keys. It is the oldest and largest
of the state's five water manage-
ment districts. The agency mis-
sion is to manage and protect


water resources of the region by
balancing and improving water
quality, flood control, natural sys-
tems and water supply. A key ini-
tiative is cleanup and restoration
of the Everglades.


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Egg hunt
Children of all ages turned out Sunday for the VFW and
Recreation Departments annual Easter Egg hunt at Wood
Works Park. The winner in the 0-2 age group was Ai-.b?,r
McConniel, age 3-5 Natile Nickel, age 5-7 Angel
Escobar, and age 8- Rosa Roman.








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