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Thursday, April 14, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 No. 45


At a glance

Volunteers needed
The Belle Glade Chamber of
Commerce is seeking volun-
teers from 8 a.m. to noon, April
23, to take part in the Great
American Clean Up. The cham-
ber has chosen to take on the
task of cleaning up Main Street
and would like help from the
community. The April 23 date,
will also be the day the chamber
announces the winners of-the
Treemendous Beautification
contest. For more information
on the clean up efforts, contact
the chamber at 996-2745.
Entertainment
sought
Do you have a special talent
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 cat-
egory. If you are interested,
please contact Mrs. Jessie Terry
at (561) 202-7701 or Mrs. Lawan-
da 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 follows:
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 packages
of much needed items to our
militaryinen in iraq. If you have
a friend or a-loved one serving
in Iraq and would like us to
send them a package of sup-
plies, give us their contact infor-
mation in Iraq. We want to
make sure our troops from the
Glades are receiving support
from their community. For
more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chairper-
son at 996-0129.
Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open
until 6 p.m. to better serve the
community. The program
serves children aged 10-18 and
space is still available. Call for
more information or stop in to
pick up an application. Loca-
tion: 7450 State Road 15, Paho-
kee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.
Children of
promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children
and mentors are needed for the
program. Please call Lee Wash-
ington to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146 (Glades
area). Background screening and
training are required.

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Opinion . . . .4
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South Bay to interview police chief candidates


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

SOUTH BAY After several
months without a permanent
police chief, the city commis-
sioners of South Bay will be
interviewing police chief candi-
dates soon.
The commissioners, who
have direct say over the police
chief, are expected to make a
decision and appoint the new
chief in a matter of weeks.
Earlier this year, the commis-
sioners on the board began
stressing the importance of hir-


ing a full-time police chief. While
the temporary assignment to the
position has been successful in
assuming the many responsibili-
ties of the police chief, commis-
sioners said the need to appoint
a permanent person to the job is
necessary.
The city now has a number of
applications from prospective
police chiefs interested in com-
ing to work for the city of South
Bay, enough for the commission
to begin considering the applica-
tions.
City Manager Tony Smith, at
the April 5 city commission


meeting, told commissioners
that approximately eight appli-
cants had turned in their applica-
tions for the position. He sug-_
gested that the commission now
move towards choosing one of
the applicants after an interview
session with the top-ranked
finalists. He offered to trim down
the final shortlist of candidates.
The five city commissioners
- who have the authority to
appoint only the city's clerk,
manager and police chief -
took Mr. Smith's suggestion and
decided on a May 3 date to inter-
view the short list of candidates.


Black Gold: A community celebration


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
This year's Black Gold Jubilee Festival was another resounding success, with crowds
forming early in the day on Saturday at thq Belle. Glade Marina. Here, concertgoers took
time out to enjoy the many acts at the stage.


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The parade at 10 a.m. oh Saturday officially kicked
off the festivities for Black Gold Jubilee. The city of
South Bay was on-hand that day to welcome visi-
tors and the crowd. Pictured: Richard Harris, Com-
missioner Joe Kyles and Commissioner John Wil-
son of South Bay.


Many children were among the
first in line to enter the marina,
eager to get on the various rides
available at the festival.


Attending to the "patient" the
Palm Beach County Health Care
District float barreled down Main
St. during the parade.


If newcomers to the area didn't exactly know
where the Black Gold Festival was being held, all
they had to do was follow the smell of delicious
food and treats, to the marina to hit the pot of gold.


With information from city meeting. Mayor Anthony agreed
staff that three of the candidates that it is time for the commission
applications stood out from the to find a permanent person to
rest, the-commission also direct- assume the full-time job.
ed the city manager to sort It will then only be a matter of
through the eight applications time, possibly later on that day at
and select the top three or four-its regular meeting, that the com-
candommissioners will nonethe- mission will have the opportuni-
less get to see all eight of the ty to make the final selection.
applications, in the case that The position of the police
they feel strongly about any of chief became vacant with the
the candidates who will not have departure of the former chief,
made the cut. Albert Dowdell. Dowdell
"Our goal is to get it down to resigned his post with South Bay
the cream of the crop," Mayor
Clarence Anthony said at the See Police Page 12




Commission to


vote on approving


longevity pay


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE After
weeks of research and discus-
sion on the issue of rewarding
back benefits to employees,
the city of Belle Glade will be
voting on the item at its next
city meeting.
Already, some of the com-
missioners on the board have
publicly stated that they would
like to see an end to the matter,
and hope to begin paving the
way to paying approximately
$330,000 in benefits according
to an ordinance passed several
years ago.
Under the ordinance,
employees with the city are to
be paid $50 for each year of
employment with the city. An
employee with the city for 10
years, for example, is entitled
to receive $500. The following
year, that person is entitled to
an additional $550.
According to city staff, the
ordinance was followed only in
its first year, with the city
awarding the extra pay to all


employees who had worked
more than a specific number of
years. Since then, citing budg-
etary concerns, or the fact that
staff had failed to make men-
tion of the forgotten ordinance,
the money was not paid out
again.
The issue was once again
brought to the forefront after a
number of anonymous letters,
reportedly from city employ-
ees, were sent to the city com-
missioners complaining about
the fact that the city had not fol-
lowed through on the ordi-
nance.
City Attorney Glen Torcivia
was asked to research the
issue. Mr. Torcivia said the
issue had turned out more
complex than originally
thought. While city staff
recalled that the ordinance
would be followed through
only when the budget allowed,
the copy of the ordinance did
not reflect that. It was difficult
for Mr. Torcivia to find out
See Pay-- Page 12


City of South Bay


hires Harris to


oversee projects


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY Rev. Richard
Harris, a well-known commu-
nity advocate and political aspi-
rant, was recently hired by the
city of South Bay to help in the
advancement of several key
projects for the city.
City Manager Tony Smith
hopes the new appointment
will help the city to move for-
ward in the implementation of
the projects. The problem was
apparently in finding someone
suitable to oversee the projects
- Mr. Smith is confident that
Mr. Harris is that person.
Mr. Harris is assigned to
"assist in the implementation
of planned special projects,"


said Mr. Smith. That means that
he will be a key figure in ensur-
ing the
smooth
completion
of the mari-
na project, a
sizeable
project in
partnership
with the
South Flori-
da Water Courtesy photo
Manage- Richard Harris
ment District
that hopes to tap into the city's
access to Lake Okeechobee.
Other projects include the
completion of the cottage and
See Harris Page 12


Sam King, school employee,


honored by district


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

BELLE GLADE Sam King
didn't expect, when he was
called in to the media room at
Belle Glade Elementary for a
clean-up job, to be recognized
as the School District of Palm
Beach County's school-related
employee of the year.
With cleaning utensils in
hand, Sam, a man known for
knowing how to say the right
things at just the right time,


briefly struggled to acknowl-
edge the award.
"You have been selected as
the employee of the year,"
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Art Johnson told the stunned
King.
And then the words came to
Sam. "Praise the Lord," he
said.
For a short time, Sam put
down the cleaning tools and
joined his friends in the cele-
bration. One of three finalists
for the yearly award, Sam had-


n't really the chance to think
about winning, but accepted
the award March 31.
"We recognize the superb
job you do," said Dr. Johnson,
who paid a special visit to the
school just for the occasion.
Dr. Johnson thanked Sam for
the excellent job of keeping
the school squeaky clean, but
also cited Sam's other notable
achievements, which include
See King- Page 12


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Sam King was recently acknowledged as Palm Beach County
School District's employee of the year. For his achievement,
Superintendent Dr. Art Johnson and King's co-workers pre-
sented him a plaque and a golden broom.


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Engagements

Jermaine Hart and
Miracle Thomas to wed
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chig-
bolu of Los Angeles, California
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter
Miracle Rachel Thomas to Mr. Jer-
maine Elmorris Hart of Clewiston.
Jermaine is the son of Rev.
James and Mrs. Laverne Hart. The
prospective bride is a 1997 gradu-
ate of Palisades High School and
she is employed with UCLA as a
Research Biochemist. The
prospective groom is a 1999 grad-
uate of Clewiston High School
and he is employed with UCLA as
a Campus Police Officer. The
wedding is planned for Saturday,


Miracle Thomas
and Jermaine Hart
April 23, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at
Occasions in El Segundo, Califor-
nia. The couple will reside in Los
Angeles, California after the wed-
ding.


Sylvia Hyatt and
Melvin Gary Jr.
Dorthy and Vicent Hyatt of
Moore Haven are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Sylvia to Melvin Jr.
of Ft. Lauderdale. The prospective
groom is the son of Evelyn and
Melvin Sr. of Ft. Lauderdale. The
wedding is planned for May 14,
2005 at True Tabernacle of God,
Inc. in Moore Haven.
The bride-to-be is a 1983 grad-
uate of Moore Haven Jr./Sr. High
School. She graduated from Flori-
da Memorial College and Edisoh
Community College and is pursu-
ing a career in the near future. She
is employed as a school bus driver
with Glades County School Dis-
trict. The groom is a 1979 gradu-


Sylvia Hyatt
and Melvin Gary Jr.
ate of Northeast High School. He
graduated Sheridan Vocational
Technical College. He is
employed in Public Safety with
Streets and Highways.


Brown Sugar is more than festival fun


By Mark Young
HARLEM The upcoming
Brown Sugar Festival, kicking off
the last weekend in April and run-
ning through the first weekend of
May, is much more than a week-
long event filled with festival fun
and goodies.
According to Jackie Young, sec-
retary of the Harlem Academy, the
event serves as a fundraiser for
scholarships, which benefit all of
Clewiston's students.
"I can't stress enough that these
scholarships are not just for the
Harlem community," said Ms.
Young. "It's for kids at Clewiston
High School or whoever qualifies
and meets the criteria."


Last year, the Brown Sugar Fes-
tival raised $7,500 for scholarships,
which were awarded to as many as
a dozen students.
"The amount depends on how
much we raise each year, but last
year we awarded scholarships to
everyone who applied," Ms. Young
explained. "That means some of
the scholarships may have been
only a couple of hundred dollars,
but everyone who applied received
something."
The problem this year is that
haven't been any students who
have applied for these scholarships
and the deadline is quickly
approaching. Ms. Young said the
deadline for submitting an applica-
tion April 25.


While the festival takes pride in
giving back to their Clewiston com-
munity, it remains one of the pre-
mier draws of tourists from all over.
Ms. Young said they are expecting
as many as 10,000 visitors to this
year's festival activities, which
kicks off officially April 30, with a
gospel concert atMt. Calvary Bap-
tist Church.
Events will be held throughout
the week, which ends May 7, with
the main festival activities. The
activities are many, which has
brought on some additional con-
cerns for organizers.
"We need as many volunteers
as we can get to help us," said Ms.
Young. "We are looking for man-
power."


For more information on help-
ing out with this year's Brown
Sugar Festival, contact Dan Paige,
president of the Harlem Academy
Alumni Association at (561) 996-
9255 or Ms. Young at (863) 228-
1550. Scholarship applications can
be picked up at the Harlem Library
or at the Clewiston High School
guidance office.
The parade, which is May 7, is
still looking for entries and Ms.
Young said it is open to anyone
who wants to enter the parade and
welcomes Miss Hendry County and
Miss Sugar to participate alongside
this year's Miss Brown Sugar.
To participate in the parade,
interested people must contact the
Harlem Library.


Obituaries


James Elisha
Wyatt (Jim)
Jim, 70 years old, went home
April 5, 2005 to be with his Lord
Jesus Christ, his mother and father,
John and Lavice Wyatt, sister Linda
Wyatt, mother- and father-in-law,
Perry and Velma and son John
Thomas Wyatt, II.
Jim was born in Oak Dale,
North Carolina June 5, 1934.
He is survived by: His wife Glo-
ria of 32 years; daughter Patricia
(Terry) Ayers of Simpsonville, SC;
son Wayne (Tammy) Mills of Pick-
ens, SC; three grandchildren Paige
Marie Ayers of Simpsonville, SC;
Alysse and Benjamin Mills of Pick-
ens, SC; five sisters, Eva Jewell
(Robert) Suggs of NC; Nancy
(Gene) Britt, of NC; Sybil (Joey)
Sheldon of Fla.; Edie Bland of Ga.;
and Ruth (Dickie) Hall, Terry (Gail)
Hall Nelda (Rick) Erwin, all of Fla.;
19 nieces, 19 nephews, 14 grand
nieces, eight grand nephews, and a
host of very loving and caring
friends. All will cherish his memo-
ry.
In lieu of flowers the family
request that donations be made to
Canal Point Baptist Church, Palm
Beach Cancer Center Institute,
Hospice of Palm Beach County, or
to the charity of our choice.
A celebration of Jim's life was
held April 7, 2005 at Canal Point
Baptist Church. Visitation was held
at 9 a.m., funeral service were held
at 10 a.m. and .Graveside services


followed at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Rev. Bob Jones of Canal Point Bap-
tist Church and Jim Gibbs from Indi-
an Town conducted the service.
Arrangements were by Glades
Funeral Home, Belle Glade.
Nell Platt
Nell Platt, of Sebring, 93, died
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at Palms of
Sebring, Fla. Nell Platt was born in
Clifty, Tennessee. Occupation
homemaker. Survivors are brother
Bob West of Sebring, Fla.
Services were held April 8, 2005
at 11 a.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral
Chapel. Burial Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating Clergy Reverend
Tim Bridges. All arrangements
were directed by Akin-Davis Funer-
al Homes, Inc., in Clewiston.
Rachelle Williams
Rachelle Williams, 16, of Fayet-
teville, N.C., died Wednesday, April
6,2005.
Miss Williams died due to a
tragic car accident.
Survivors, her mother Emma of
Fayetteville, N.C., her father Richard
Williams of Clewiston, her grandfa-
ther Genville Williams of Clewis-
ton. Funeral services are planned
for April 18, 2005 at noon in Fayet-
teville, N.C. All funeral arrange-
ments are under the direction of
Adcock Funeral Homes, in Fayet-
teville, N.C.
Ross "Buddy" Jacob
Ross Jacob; of Clewiston, 44,


died Thursday, April 7, 2005, at ST.
Mary's Medical Center, in West
Palm Beach.
Ross Jacob was born in Ster-
ling, Illinois. His occupation was
an Electrician. Survivors are wife,
Vicky Jacob of Clewiston, daugh-
ter Charlene Jacob of Clewiston,
mother Hillda Jacob of Clewiston,
sisters Carla Murphy deceased,


Jackie Walker of Rockford, Ill, and
Gienna Ketsdeder of Indiana. Ser-
vices will be held at Akin Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc, and Burial will
take place at Ft. Myers Crematory
Service. Akin Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc in Clewiston is in
charge of all arrangements. A
memorial Service will be held at
the V.F.W Post 4185 on April 15,
2005 beginning at 5 p.m.


Staff photo/Mark Young
Ah, the good life
The Black Gold Jubilee, held at the Belle Glade marina
seemed to take its toll on some of the folks as is appar-
ent with a little siesta time for this baby and its makeshift
comfort.


Godz to lead Social Security reform awareness effort


The National Center for Policy
Analysis (NCPA) announced that
Wanda E. Gozdz will lead its Team
NCPA initiative in Florida. Team
NCPA is a special project of the
Dallas-based think tank to educate
the general public about the criti-
cal need for Social Security reform
and the benefits of a personal
investment-based approach.
"The number one domestic
policy issue being debated in halls
of Congress and around water

coolers all across America is Social
Security reform, and Florida is
primed to play a key role," said
NCPA chairman Gov. Pete du Pont,
former Governor of Delaware.
"Wanda understands the true
nature of the problem and the
benefits personal investment-
based reform can have for individ-


uals, as well as the nation's overall
economy. We are happy she has
agreed to join our efforts as she
brings a great deal of expertise
and insight to the issue."
A resident of Fort Lauderdale
and Hutchison Island, Gozdz is
the president and owner of W.
Gozdz Enterprises, Inc., a compa-
ny that provides services designed
to assist people in managing print
and electronic, information and
communications resources.
"As a businesswoman I am
concerned about the impact the
troubled Social Security system
will have on our economy," said
Gozdz. "But I am more anxious as
a proud grandmother about the
burden my grandkids will face if
.we do not act now to permanently
save and modernize the system."


Gozdz and the Florida advisory
board will speak to organizations
across the state, outlining in sim-
ple terms why Social Security
reform is important, why Congress
must act sooner rather than later,
and why personal retirement
accounts are an essential part of
any solution.
Gozdz is active in public policy,
and was a founding board mem-
ber and served as Founding Presi-
dent of the Boca/Delray Chapter of
the National Organization of
Women Business Owners
(NAWBO); President of NAWBO
of Florida, Inc., and currently
serves as President of Florida
Women Impacting Public Policy
(WIPP). She is also a member of
the League of Women Voters and
Leadership Broward.


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general public about the crisis fac-
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of personal investment-based
reform. The two-year old project is
an all-volunteer network of con-
cerned citizens who are dedicated
to saving Social Security in a way
that protects current and near
retirees, and gives younger Ameri-
cans the opportunity to enjoy a
secure retirement.


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The night 2,500 perished in 1928 hurricane


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE "Hurricane
Frances and Jeanne were just a
windy and rainy day compared to
the 1928 hurricane," Dr. Janis
Andrews told a crowd of faces in
agreement. Only the survivors of
all three hurricanes knew truly
what she spoke about.
Dr. Andrews was one of sever-
al presenters at an event at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
April 8 that focused on the terrible
circumstances of that fateful
storm and a student documentary
that chronicles the story of several
of its survivors.
Pam Campbell, who helped
the west area gifted student to
achieve their extraordinary stu-
dent project, remembered the
experiences at the event she and
her students shared in the making
of the film.
"It was agreed that the story
that most needed to be told was
of the 1928 hurricane," she said.
Soon, the 1987-1988 gifted stu-
dents took to researching and-set-
ting up interviews with hurricane
survivors. The fear that the stu-
dents and survivors might' not
have such an easy task ahead of
them quickly turned to be an
excellent experience for the stu-
dents, who were enthralled at the
stories of the survivors. "I found
every story that every citizen told
us to be compelling," Ms. Camp-
bell said.
The film was shown again to
those attending the event last
week at the Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center. Filled with both tragic
and humorous anecdotes, the 50-
minute film originally intended
to be no longer than 30 minutes
- is narrated, written and pro-
duced by the students who partic-
ipated in the research of the film.


Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
Four survivors of the fateful storm that took the lives of thousands, attended an event at the
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center where they saw a documentary of the storm. Pictured:
Lucille Salvatore Herron, Iris Salvatore Hodges, Mary Salvatore Paulette and Kathryn Rice
Fountain. Ms. Fountain still lives in the family home that survived the storm.


First shown to coincide with
the 60th anniversary of the storm,
the film remains a poignant look
at the storm, and the personal
effect it had on Glades citizens.
"So many of the film's voices are
now silent," said Ms. Campbell.
The stories in the film are var-
ied, but each has an important
message. In the telling of the sto-
ries, the interview subjects
remember the fears they had that
day, struggling against being swept
away from the waters, which had
escaped the boundaries of Lake
Okeechobee to devour the com-
munities that stood by it.
One of the survivors recounts
her parents resorting to climbing
up a tree to weather the storm,
and her mother hearing the voice
of an angelic chorus as her fears
subsided and the couple realized
they would not die. Another


remembers the tranquility of hav-
ing 19 people riding out the storm
in a single house, which quickly
turned to horror the next day,
when the survivor, as-a little girl,
realized that 17 of the 19 perished.
They remembered being young,
but faced with a terrible reality
that few in their old age live to see.
"We were enjoying it, not hav-
ing sense enough that something
bad was going to take place,"
Vernie Boots, one of the survivors
said in the film, as he remem-
bered seeking shelter with his
family and a number of other
people. "The black folks were
singing and praying," he said, "the
white folks were very quiet."
As he remembered the last
time he was to hear his mother's
.voice, Mr. Boots' voice quavered,
his face visibly struck by the vivid-
ness of having to recall a memory


that would haunt him. "I remem-
ber my mother saying, 'Stay
together."'
Dr. Helen Franke, Provost at
the Glades Campus of Palm
Beach Community College,
remarked how the film shows,
"The indestructible spirit of the
people of the Glades, no matter
what the calamity."
The students who made the
film later turned over approxi-
mately nine hours in interviews,
the raw footage for the film, to the
Palm Beach Community College,
which still houses them in their
facility.
Sponsors of the event were:
the Black Gold Jubilee Commit-
tee, the School Board of Palm
Beach County, the Palm Beach
County Library, Palm Beach Com-
munity College and the Lawrence
E. Will Museum.


To reset internal clocks to DST change takes time


S 'A,.

Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

Does daylight savings time<
leave you tired? You are not alone.
Many people take a week or
longer to adapt'to a change in.
their sleep patterns.
Humans are diurnal creatures
-we are designed to sleep when
it is dark and be active when it is
light. Your body's internal clock
gets used to a certain schedule
that responds to sunlight. Chang-
ing the time:is not just a matter of
setting your clocks ahead an hour
- your internal clock also must
be readjusted and that doesn't
,happen overnight..
Children are most affected by
the time changes, according to Dr.
Jodi Mindell, author of "Sleeping
through the Night." Changing the
clock for Daylight Savings Time
means parents need to help their
children adjust to the schedules.
Dr. Mindell advises parents to
be strict about bedtimes. Darken
the room if it is still daylight
outside and go through the
normal bedtime routines. Insist


the child stay in bed, even if he
insists he is not sleepy yet.
In the morning, don't let a
child "sleep in". Get them out of
bed on schedule. If you let them
sleep late, it will only be that
much harder to get the child to
sleep at night.
Nutrition and exercise are also
important to resetting the body's
internal clocks. A healthy diet and
regular exercise will give you
more energy during the day.
For extreme cases, some
researchers say melatonin sup-
plements may help to reset the
body's internal clock. Melatonin
is a substance manufactured by
the human body during sleep.
However, while melatonin is sold
over the counter as a nutritional
supplement, health officials warn
that it should not be taken unless
you first consult your doctor.
There could be adverse effects for
those taking this supplement. For
example, taking melatonin in
supplement form may make you
drowsy.
Before taking any over the
counter drugs to help you
sleep or to help you stay awake -
consult your doctor. Just because
these drugs are sold without a
prescription, it does not mean
they are safe for you. Consult your
physician before taking any nutri-
tional supplements or over-the-
counter remedies. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any


prescription drugs as some may
have adverse reactions to supple-
ments and non-prescription
drugs.
In the fall, when Floridians "fall
back" one hour, the time change
is easier to adjust to, according to


researchers. This may be because
in the fall the days are becoming
shorter, so the body is already
adjusting to decreased daylight.
Also, when we "fall back" we gain
an extra hour of sleep on the night
of the change.


Staff photo/Mark Young
Best friends
This little girl gets a little one-on-one time with her best
friend before the annual Chihuahua race at the Black
Gold Jubilee, held at the Belle Glade Marina over the
weekend.


Palm Healthcare takes a closer look at healthcare in Belle Glade


WEST PALM'BEACH Palm
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(PHF) recently hosted its board
of trustees and community lead-
ers on a bus trip to the Glades to
visit local health care programs
and charities that have received
grant funding from PHF. PHF has
awarded more than $300,000 to
programs that benefit the Glades.
"The purpose of this trip was
to bring together the PHF board
and our grantees in the western
communities to connect and
reflect on all the good work
being done in the community,"
said Suzette Wexner, 'president,
PHF. "We are proud to support


many organizations in the
Glades."
Nearly 70 people met at Palms
West Hospital for the bus trip
that made its first stop at Glades
General Hospital in Belle Glade.
Dwight Chenette, CEO, Health-
care District introduced the
group to Dan Aranda, CEO,
Glades General Hospital and'
Mary Weeks, CNO, Glades Gen-
eral Hospital who led a tour of
the facility.
"With funding from PHF, we
are addressing the nursing short-
age and vacancy rates at Glades
General Hospital," said Mary
Weeks. "We have implemented


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Miss you chief
I'm calling in reference to the letter from the chief of Pahokee
and what I'd like to say is that we've lost a good man. This city of
Pahokee really needs to sit down and have a real rude awakening.
And for the mayor and city manager, and the power bucks that are
in this town, they need to wake up and listen to the people. We
miss you chief, and wish you could come back, but if you don't,
we know the reasons why. We miss you.


Is that how its done here?
This is the way we do it in Pahokee, according to the mayor.
After several letters to the editor, I've had my car egged late at
night while parked in my driveway twice. And I have been threat-
ened twice at work on the phone. I guess that's the way we do it
here in Pahokee.


How rude!
I'm calling about (a business) here in Pahokee. It's in reference
to the store manager, Mike. Every time we go in the store, he's
very rude. He always gets an attitude and he treats people's kids
like they are dirt. I don't know if he's prejudice or what, but he has
a real bad attitude. I went in there Saturday morning just asking
about toilet paper and he was very rude.


See no evil?
I'd like to ask the city manager or mayor or acting police chief
why the citizen ride along with police program, now that the
mayor is in trouble, been stopped? Hmm, I guess maybe we citi-
zens were seeing too much.


Above the law?,
I wonder why the mayor of Pahokee's drug buddy was
stopped without a valid license and 54 grams of marijuana in his
car, why is he still driving the street?
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. This isra good question. Like
all potential crimes, even the smallest should be reported to
police. If you observe a crime, you should be encouraged to
report.the incident immediately. In regards to the amount of mar-
ijuana found, the police report states 58.5 grams.


No more outsiders
I'm calling in reference to the chief of police position in the city
of Pahokee. Chief Salvatore was chief of police for 31 years. That's
a long time. Keep in mind that Chief Salvatore was a homegrown
boy with roots that were planted there and stayed there. Then the
trouble started. Then we had Chief Duran who claims to be from
Pahokee, who only lived in Pahokee f6r two years while he was in
high school, then he left and then came back. My point is, we
need a homegrown chief of police. Someone who understands
the wants and the needs that the citizens of Pahokee need.


Like some answers
I have a question for the mayor of Pahokee. Why is that you
vehemently\ support a known felon who continues to sell drugs?
Why do yu support him over your. own police department? I'.d


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Community Profile: Clarence Anthony


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Clarence Edward Anthony. I
was named by one of my aunts
and we have a number of
Clarences in the family years past.
It runs in the family.

Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Belle Glade,
Glades General. (Q: Should South
Bay hold that against you?) Don't.
I'm a product, all my life, of the
Glades.

Q: What do you do?
A: I had my own business for
the last 15 years, Emerge Consult-
ing. Last year, I 1eft it and I joined
an engineering firm, a national
engineering firm. The name of it
is PBS&J. I am mayor of South
Bay. I've been mayor here since
November of 1984. I1 was elected
in March of 1984. I've been mayor
about 20 years now.
In our form of government, the
city manager is the day-to-day
operator. The mayor serves very
ceremonial as the spokesperson
for the city, runs the meetings.
Really creates a vision for the city
commission and works almost
day-to-day with the city manager.
Kind of works as a team member
with the city commission.

Q: Why do you do?
A: What keeps me coming
back is the fact that this is some
place I grew up. Growing up, I
saw so much poverty, I saw kids
not having access to libraries. I
grew up in Okeechobee Center,
the projects. Now we call it Okee-
chobee Center, it was the Projects
then. Just didfi't see.much going
on. What keeps me coming back
now is that there is still so much
to do. There is so much poverty.
There is so much need to engage
people in government and to
build trust in government. Most of
all what keeps me is that I just feel
like this is a place that has such
potential and I want to be a part of
improving the quality of life for
other people.
I don't desire to see myself, like
a lot of people who are politi-
cians, work for their next office. I
don't have that ambition right
now because, I think that, to be a
very, very effective, public ser-
vant, you have to be a successful
business person as well. Often-
times, folks see a politician and
they always encourage them to
run for higher office. Growing up
poor, .growing up of African
descent, my thing is, kids need to
see role models as business peo-
ple as well, not just public ser-
vants. I'm focused more on grow-


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Clarence Anthony
ing my business.

Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: Personally, I am a very driv-
en individual. I've always been
pretty driven and goal-oriented. In
a lot of ways, I'm also fun loving. I
enjoy life. I really do enjoy life. I
work to enjoy life. I am also, I
think I'm very stern. I work for
what is right. I respect people. I
don't like others to disrespect
other people. I think I am a public
servant who thinks that you work
hard to help other people. You
also' don't deserve to be treated in
a bad manner just because you
are elected. I am pretty stern. I
think that comes from the fact
that, when you grow up, you
know you have to be disciplined,
and you know you have to do
what's right to be successful.
When you live and you do wrong,
you live with a shadow over your
back. I just don't think that's good
public policy and being a good
public servant.

Q: What scares you?
A: In my personal life, I think
what really scares me is that,
sometimes, I can neglect my own
personal life for public service.
Sometimes as elected officials,
you will see us at city commission
meetings and our kids are some-
where playing soccer, playing
football, and we miss those
events. The fear of missing those
kinds of things that are your own,
that are associated with your own
family, that you give up because
you sometimes work for the pub-
lic good.

Q: What is your favorite song?
A: The songs? Oh, man, the
songs. That is a tough one. I am a
Blues person. I really am Blues
and Gospel. On the Gospel side,
God is All, it's God Is, my favorite
Gospel. My favorite R&B would
be Gladys Knight, The First to Say
Goodbye. 1 think' that for'anyone
on this Earth to survive, you have
to have a certain belief in God or
whatever religion you believe in.
There has to be something that


"I asked the question of
teachers, 'Why in the
history books and in
their teaching, why
don't they have people
who are successful
who look like me?'
They didn't have an
answer."

inspires you when you're down.
I'm a believer. I'm a Christian, I
believe strongly. That sort of dic-
tates my life. Then on the other
hand, on the R&B, I just like songs
that tell a story. Whether it's a sad
story or a very positive story. I love
songs that talk about relation-
ships and love.
I grew up around B.B. King
and Gladys Knight and heard
those songs. The Thrill is Gone.
All these are very negative songs
in a way about relationships. But I
use songs and I use music as a
getaway. I use song and music as
a way of inspiring and keeping
me motivated because, honestly,
when you're a public servant and
you're very visible, it's very diffi-
cult to have someone you can
share things with. It really is. That
is the most challenging thing
about being a public servant.
It's hard to really have friends.
It's not that they want something,
but if you tell them that you're
having a problem of sorts, it can
show up in the press. It can
spread around. You really do have
to have an inner strength and an
ability to find something that
keeps you strong and focused. My
religion, my belief is something
that does that, but also, I can be in
the car and I can hear a song that
gets me moving, that gets me
excited. In the morning, I need to
hear something and, boy, I can
get that song and I come walking
into music at the meeting. In high
school, I sang and in church, I
sang. It's just something I enjoy.

Q: What irks you?
A: I think what annoys me is
people who complain all the time
and don't take first responsibility
and take action. I can be very
impatient in that sense. I also
think people have seen where I
get annoyed when people are dis-
respecting people in public. I
won't stand for disrespect. I hope
that people, when they come to
our commission meeting, they
see that we take care of business.
We work as a collegial body and
that we don't disrespect each


other. You can speak about
issues. You can disagree on
issues. You can criticize the issue,
but don't disrespect and attack
people in South Bay. It's just not
acceptable.

Q: What is a memory you hold
dear?
A: I think the thing I remem-
ber, that sticks with me, is when I
was little and, I've always been
inquisitive, at Gove Elementary
School, I asked the question of
teachers, "Why in the history
books and in their teaching, why
don't they have people who are
successful who look like me?"
They didn't have an answer. I
think that's a point in my life
where I started knowing that I had
to find out if there were other peo-
ple in the African American histo-
ry of this country that did good
things, and how they did those
things. How I can help to create a
better community from where I
live based upon that.
(Q: How did you feel?) The
feeling that I felt that day, it was
immediate. I remember frowning
and saying, "Really, we're only
known for slavery?" I remember
her saying, "No, that's not it, we
just don't have it in the books."
From that point on, I started
searching out on my own and
saying, "There's got to be more."
As time went on, I saw role mod-
els and people that really showed
me.
(Q: Have you now found a role
model to look up to?) You know,
it's interesting, those things
change as you grow up. My
biggest hero is just in the other
room: My mom. I wish that a lot
of kids had what I had. My momn
was such an encourager. That's
where I get my spirit from. I said,
"Mom, I want to go to college."
She said, "Baby, if you want to go
on, you go." Never a negative
sense. She's my role model.
People know that when she
gets up [to speak at city meet-
ings], I become a baby. I'm th6
baby in our family, I'm the
youngest. When she comes up
there to speak, that's when the
softer side, the tough mayor
becomes soft; when his mom
gets up to speak. I notice my voice
changes. "Hey, Ma." My body
changes.
(Q: She spoke at the meeting
just minutes ago didn't she? What
did you tell her?) Yes. I said, "I
may cut off everybody else, but,
Ma, you can speak as long as yooi
want."


Letters to the Editor


Pahokee mayor
responds to Duran
Dear editor:
Will Rogers said, "It ain't what I
read in the newspaper that scares
me, it's what I read that I know
ain't so."
In 2002, faced with allegations
of wrongdoing in the Pahokee
Police Department, the city of
Pahokee called in the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Office to conduct
an investigation and to also run
the department. The city was in
danger of losing its insurance cov-
erage because of conditions in the
department. During this same
time, Peter M. Walsh & Associa-
tions also assessed the depart-
ment. In February 2003, they sub-
mitted a Law Enforcement Risk
Assessment (LERA) action plan to
the city commission. In a nutshell,
these were corrections that need-
ed to be made to Pahokee's Police
Department in order for the city to
remain insured and have a police
department we could be proud of.
Rafael Duran was hired to
implement this plan and to turn
the department around. After two
years on the job, I challenge him
to point to one aspect of the plan
that he accomplished. What he
has done is plant,a seed of mis-
trust between the police depart-
ment and city hall.
When City Manager Lillie Lati-
more pointed out that he was not
accomplishing what we really
needed him to do, his response


was to start the rumor that she
was out to replace him with a
black police chief. In my opinion,
based on what I have learned, it
was Duran who deliberately fos-
tered an atmosphere of hate in his
department. When the city man-
ager or a commissioner inquired
about alleged misconduct of
police officers, he encouraged his
officers to arrest the city manager
or commissioners for interfering
in police matters. Never one to
accept any responsibility, it was
always Latimore's fault.
On the subject of new equip-
ment for the department, or the
lack thereof, again he blamed it on
the city manager. This really ques-
tions your intelligence. Lack of
performance in any of the city's
departments is a direct reflection
on the city manager. Never mind
he never did anything. The trail of
uncompleted paperwork for new
equipment speaks for itself.
Maybe if Duran had spent
more time in Pahokee, he could
have gotten the job done. Anytime
one of the commissioners would
inquire as to why the chief was
not in town we were told there
was an urgent meeting with the
FBI, the CIA or the Secret Service.
We never knew from week to
week if Pahokee was a terrorist
target or about to be overtaken by
the Russian Mafia. I never knew
Pahokee was such a hotbed of
international intrigue.

After his resignation, Mr. Duran


Briefs


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.
Both children and mentors are
needed for the program. Please
call Lee Washington to refer a
child needing a mentor or a vol-


unteer to be a mentor at (561)
602-6146 (Glades area). Back-
ground screening and training are
required.

Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and out
of control, especially if you are the
family member or friend of an
addict. Narconon Arrowhead can
help. Narconon offers free coun-
seling, assessments and referrals.
to rehabilitation centers nation-
wide by calling (800) 468-6933 or
log onto www
.stopaddiction.com. Don't wait
until it's too late. Call Narconon
now.


had a letter read by Rev. Denise
Hudspeth to the Pahokee city
commission. In it, he states that I
used the "F" word. What he
should realize is that several of his
officers reported to us that any-
time he would speak about the
city manager, or the city commis-
sioners, he used' the "N" and "F"
words.
The very simple fact is that Lil-
lie Latimore was his boss. How
can you act surprised that when
you talk trash about your boss,
you just might find yourself unem-
ployed!
For the month of March, the
Pahokee Police Department has
responded to a total of 225 calls
for service, a total of 23 arrests
have been made. Officers have
issued a total of 98 traffic citations
and have issued a total of 46 warn-
ings. They have confiscated a total


of 68 grams of rock cocaine, 4
total of 36 grams, of powder
cocaine and a half-pound of mari-
juana. The department also has
confiscated $3,200 in narcotics
money.
Also in March, the Pahokee
Police Department has introduced
two new programs to the city, one
is citizens on patrol, the other i4
the community crime watch. Thd
Pahokee Police Department is
having city hall, the fire depart-
ment and police department
painted at no cost to the city.
And most importantly ther
has been no complaints for the
month of March against any of our
police officers. Chief Calipto Gon-
zalez, congratulations and thank
you to you and your officers.
J.P. Sasser
Mayor, city of Pahokee


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Crimestoppers


Crimestop-
pers of Palm
Beach County
,are seeking the
public's assis-
tance in cap-
,turing a known
fugitive, one
Issac Gerard
Johnson; alias
Issac Jerod
Griffin; alias
'Issac Jerriard
'Johnson; alias


Courtesy photo
Issac Gerard
Johnson


Isacc Ronald Johnson; alias Isacc
J. Griffin; alias Jeniard Johnson;
alias Buck Wheat.
Johnson is a black male, born
Sept. 14, 1964. He is 5'11" and
weighs 185 pounds. Last known
address was SW 6th Street, in
Belle Glade.
He wanted for Felony Burglary
and Violation of Probation.
If you have information on the
whereabouts of Johnson, please
call the toll-free Crimestoppers
hotline at (800) 458-TIPS (8477).


Watch out for the blind


; There have been some ques-
-tions brought to the attention of the
'public, following a couple of near
misses with blind residents in the
-area.
: The following is a reminder as
to what the law says and is quoted
from the Florida's Driver's Hand-
*book.
"The primary traveling aids for a
person who is blind are often a
white cane or a trained guide dog.
independent travel involves some
risk that can be greatly reduced


when you, the driver, are aware of
the use and meaning of a white
cane or guide dog.
"Drivers must always yield the
right-of-way to persons who are
blind. When a pedestrian is crossing
the street or highway guided by a
dog or carrying a white cane, vehi-
cles must come to a complete stop."
Drivers are asked to remember
that blind persons do reside in the
area and to use extreme caution
when approaching city intersec-
tions.


Clewiston Police

Department arrest report,


March 30: Fernando Caberra,
white male, D.O.B. 11/17/1984,
no valid driver's license.
March 30: Diosdado Jiminez,
Hispanic male, D.O.B.
,11/08/1939, Marchman Act.
April 2: Kenneth Hayes, black
jnale, D.O.B. 11/13/1983, Felony
battery Domestic Violence; Bat-
tery.
April 7: Kelby Hollimon, black
Tnale, D.O.B. 09/23/1978, Trespass


and theft.
April 1: Juvenile, Hispanic
female, D.O.B. 06/05/1989, Mari-
juana possession not more than
20 grams.
April 6: Juvenile, black female,
D.O.B. 06/03/1991, Theft.
April 7: Juvenile, black male,
D.O.B. 03/12/1983, Interference
with school function/resisting
arrest without violence.


Most of us are familiar with
the Salvation Army and its serv-
ices, or are at least have heard
reports on the news when the
Salvation Army responds to dis-
asters.
Many military personnel are
grateful for the suppliers from
home, the spiritual counseling
and the emotional support dur-
ing wartime. Families who have
lost their homes due to fire or
severe weather know the Salva-
tion Army can help at the worst
times in their lives.
The average American, how-
ever, is more familiar with the
Salvation Army Thrift Store, and
of course with Red Kettle collec-
tors during the holidays..These
help provide the funds, which


make it possible for the Salva-
tion Army to help our residents
locally who face emergency sit-
uations.
What you may not realize is
that Clewiston has a service cen-
ter to help those whose emer-
gency makes it hard for them to
feed or cloth their children, or
who need help providing essen-
tials for living. The money col-
lected in the Red Kettles, or
donated to the Salvation Army in
Clewiston, stays right here,
except for 10-percent adminis-
trative fees. The Salvation Army
in Clewiston has no employees,
only volunteers. The Red kettle
collectors are neighbors who
you might know from your local
bank, .or Garden Club or Lyons


Hendry County Sheriff's

Office recovers stolen

vehicles at Chop Shop


CLEWISTON Hendry
County Sheriff Ronnie Lee
announced that an ongoing
investigation, which began
Feb. 26, has led to the arrest of
26-year-old Ariel Cardoso of
3600 SW 114 Avenue, in
Miami.
Hendry County Sheriff's
Office Sergeant Joe Lee and
members of HCSO Criminal
Investigations Unit were act-
ing on information that there
were possibly stolen vehicles
at 555 N. Palm Avenue in
Clewiston.
As the Deputies
approached the driveway they
noticed several semi-trucks,
all which were inside the
fenced property. The deputies
were met at the locked gate
by Rolando Yanes who resides
at the 555 Palm N. Palm
Avenue address. Mr. Yanes
was advised of the criminal
investigation and signed a
consent form to search his
property.
As the Deputies began their
search, they noticed several
more individuals on the
grounds. One of these individ-
uals was Mr. Cardoso who
said he was the owner of the
white dually pick-up. Mr. Car-
doso provided a certificate of
title for a 1995 Ford truck.
Examination of the truck
revealed that the factory vehi-
cle identification number
(VIN) was missing. It was also


noticed that some of the
truck's major components
had been replaced and did not
match the year and model of
the vehicle. The vehicle was
removed from the property
for further investigation.
On March 31, in conjunc-
tion with Officer James
Woodruff of the Miami-Dade
Police Department Auto
Task Force -.Sgt. Lee was
able to identify the compo-
nents/parts that were on the
seized vehicle as being from a
1992 Ford truck that was
reported stolen through the
Cape Coral Florida Police
Department Dec. 20, 2004.
The stolen truck was val-
ued at $11,000. The Investiga-
tion also revealed that other
vehicles at the 555 N. Palm
Avenue address were con-
firmed as stolen and had been
dismantled and chopped. Mr.
Cardoso was interviewed
again April 4, at which time he
stated he had been in sole
possession of the 1995 Ford
truck since Oct. 25, 2004
through Feb. 26. Based on evi-
dence of the investigation, Mr.
Cardoso was arrested and
booked into the Hendry
County Jail for grand theft.
Sheriff Lee praised the
work of the Criminal Investi-
gations Unit and the assis-
tance of the Miami-Dade Task
Force in the successful investi-
gation.


Firefighter license plate hottest seller in 2004


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Salutes Firefighters specialty
license plate was the hottest sell-
ing new plate in 2004.
In a celebration in the Capitol
'Courtyard, it was announced that
its 10,000th license plate was
sold and its $200,000 in proceeds
will benefit charities throughout
'the state. The tag, depicting a
firefighter with a patriotic back-
ground, was sponsored by the
Florida Professional Firefighters.
The plate, which went on sale
throughoutFlorida last June, was


ranked 38th out of a field of 91
specialty plates in 2004, accord-
ing to the Department of High-
way Safety & Motor Vehicles.
The idea for the specialty tag
came from Palm Beach County
Fire Rescue's Lt. Armand Nault,
shortly after the Sept. 11th terror-
ist act. With the outpouring of
community support, he thought
a specialty plate would give the
public an opportunity to show
their support 365 days a year and
help local charities at the same
time. .


"The money raised from the
sale of each plate will be collect-
ed by the Florida Firefighter Char-
ities and will be distributed back
to eligible, local charities chosen
by the firefighters where the
plate was sold," said Mr. Nault.
The plate is available to the
general public for an additional
$20 plus a $2 processing fee
required by the state.
"Florida has specialty plates
for many worthy causes, from
child abuse prevention to wildlife
conservation' said,' CFO/Fire


Marshal Tom Gallagher. "This
new tag is a wonderful way to
show the men and women of
fire-rescue here in Florida and
throughout the nation that we
appreciate their heroic service to
our communities."
The FPF has over 19,000
members including firefighters,
emergency medical personnel
and the state's forestry workers.
Last year, the FPF ranked second
among the 50 states for their
$1.2-million contribution to
MDA, just one of the charities
that firefighters support.
Bob Carver, president of the
FPF said, "The statewide license
plate was designed so citizens
can be proud to show their sup-
port and salute Florida's firefight-
ers."
For information, please visit
www.firefightertag.com or call
(561) 747-8495.


Club, for instance.
Our board members, who
meet quarterly to oversee the
operation of the Clewiston serv-
ice unit, are all volunteers, as
well as the individuals who man
the unit each Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday from 9 a.m. until
noon at 33 Central Avenue.
The service unit is in need of
new volunteers. If you can
donate as little as three hours a
week, and want the satisfaction
of really being a help .to people
in your community, please call
the Service Unit Monday,
Wednesday or Friday, between 9
a.m. and noon at 983-2707. You
are encouraged to attend the
next board meeting April 19, at
Sonny's Restaurant.


Briefs

Upcoming meetings ings take place from 4-5 p.m. at Vendor booths
local Senior Connections offices.
and events Next meetings are April 13 in Arts and crafts vendor space
Family Caregiver Support Group LaBelle, April 20 in Clewiston, and available for Sugarfest. The
ree meetings in April will feature April 27 in Moore Haven. Call 675- sugar festival is April 16. There is
Discussions with a Parkinson's dis- 1446 in LaBelle, 983-7088 in a $65 fee for vendor space. Call
ease specialist from Lee Parkin- Clewiston and 946-1821 in Moore (863) 983-5174 to leave a mes-
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AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Invites You To Attend A Public Forum
The Area Agency on Aging Palm Beach/Treasure Coast,
a non-profit organization serving the needs of elders and
their caregivers, invites you to share your thoughts
regarding senior issues in the Glades.
Thursday, April 21st, 1:30 P.M. 3:30 P.M.
Complimentary dessert will be served,
West County Senior Center
2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade.
For Directions to the West County Senior Center call:
(561) 996-4808
For Public Forum information
please call the Area Agency on Aging toll free at:
(866) 684-5885 ext. 239






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Lucas named president of Consolidated Citrus


Staff photo/Mark Young
Honorary tough guy award
Clewiston's Wilfredo Sepulbeda attended the annual
Black Gold Jubilee and entered "Killer" into the third
annual Chihuahua races, held at the Belle Glade Marina.
Killer had just recently had one eye removed due to
infection, but ran the race anyway, certainly deserving
special recognition.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Black Gold Jubilee Art Show
The favorite oil painting for the Glades Art Group show
was "Airboating at Sunset," by Jane Schoenfeld. Second
place was 'Uungle Leopards" by Garvin Hooker and third
place was "Leopard in Tree" by Alexandra Bourgeois.


FORT MYERS Robert J.
Underbrink, vice president of
King Ranch, recently announced
that Charlie Lucas has been
named president of Consolidated
Citrus Limited Partnership, one of
Florida's largest citrus growers.
Consolidated Citrus is owned
in partnership by King Ranch and
operates 50,000 acres of oranges,
grapefruit, and specialty fruit in
eight counties throughout south-
ern Florida. Mr. Lucas joined the
company April 4, ,and reports to
Mr. Underbrink.
"Charlie brings more than 25
years of experience in the citrus
industry to Consolidated," said
Mr. Underbrink. "He will be a
great addition to our team, bring-
ing unique insight and perspec-


tive to our citrus operations and
building on our long-standing tra-
dition of farming and ranching."
Lucas previously was the vice
president of Sales and Fruit Pro-
curement at Southern Gardens
Citrus for over 10 years, with
responsibilities for marketing
orange juice and by-product
sales. Accomplishments include
building the Southern Gardens
brand name and positive reputa-
tion that the company enjoys
today.
"Charlie is a great colleague,
mentor and friend to everyone at
Southern Gardens," said Rod Lid-
dle, president of Southern Gar-
dens. "We wish him success in
his future endeavors and look for-
ward to our continued associa-


April Events Calendar


Thursday, April 14: Chamber
of Commerce Board of Directors
Meeting, 7:00 a.m.,
Clewiston Inn (983-7979).
Friday, April 15: Rotary Club
Sugar Festival Barbecue, 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m., Clewiston Library
Parking Lot (983-7979).
Sugar Festival Street Dance
with Raw Whiskey, 8 p.m., Bond
' Street (David Angell, 983-7330).
Saturday, April 16: 19th Annual
Sugar Festival, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (983-
7979).
Sugar Festival Rodeo, 6 p.m.,
Hendry County Rodeo Grounds.
Sunday, April 17: Sugar Festival
Bass Tournament, 6:00 a.m., Lake
Okeechobee. Clewiston Bass
Anglers Club, 983-9027.
Thursday, April 21: Chamber
Business Social at Earle E. "Chip"


Edwards, III, DDS, 5:30 p.m., 327
Central Ave. (Chamber Office,
983-7979).
Friday, April 22: Luminaire -
The Spectrum of Light as Seen
Through Magic, Music & Motion,
7:30 p.m., Dolly Hand Cultural
Arts Center Ticket Office, (561)
993-1160.
Saturday, April 23: Luminaire
- The Spectrum of Light as Seen
Through Magic, Music & Motion,
11 a.m., Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
Center. Ticket Office, (561) 993-
1160.
Thursday, April 28: Hendry
County Economic Development
Council presents "Getting the
Most out of Your Work day tips
for better utilizing your time." 8:30
a.m., Dallas Townsend Ag Center,
Labelle (Janice Groves 675-6007).


Brief


RAF reunion planned
Cadets from the 5 British Flying
Training School (5BFTS), who
trained at Riddle Field, in Clewis-
ton, during WWII, is having a


reunion in Bedford, England, Sept.
16-18. Contact Harold Kosola at
(229) 435-4119, or fax at (229)
888-5766, or contact him by e-mail
at koslo@att.net.


UF: Double trouble as new termite discovered


By Chuck Woods
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -
Another highly destructive termite
- a close relative of the Formosan
"super termite" that's gnawing its
way across many Southern states
- has become established in
Suth Florida, according to Univer-
sity of Florida researchers.
"The Asian subterranean ter-
mite, a major pest in tropical areas
such as Brazil and the West Indies,
was not considered to be a serious
threat to Florida until now," said
Nan-Yao Su, a professor of ento-
mology with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, or
UF/IFAS. "I thought it could not sur-
vive north of the trbpics, and I am
puzzled by its rapid spread in South
Florida."
The pest (Coptotermes gestroi)
was found in Key West and Miami
a few years ago, and now UF
researchers have discovered a
well-established population in Riv-
iera Beach, more than 70 miles
north of Miami. The researchers
say they're not sure how much far-
ther north the tropical species can
move and survive.
"Four buildings in a one-square-
mile area of Riviera Beach are
infested with the termite, and we
believe there may be more infesta-
tions in the area," Su said. "We are
asking those who think they have
seen this termite to contact us at
the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale
Research and Education Center."
Su is working with Rudolph
Scheffrahn, a professor of entomol-
ogy at the center, and Brian Cabr-
era, an assistant professor of ento-
mology, to track and stop the
invasive pest.
Su said South Florida is the only
place on Earth where the new


Asian termite and the Formosan
termite (C. formosanus) share the
same territory. The new termite is
considered to be the most destruc-
tive pest in many countries of the
tropics areas between the Trop-
ics of Cancer and Capricorn.
To identify possible infestations
of the pest, Su said residents should
look for winged termites flying
around lights at dusk and in the
evening. The head and dorsal sur-
face of the body are dark brown in
contrast to its yellow-brown under-
side, thereby giving the flying
insects a "two-toned" appearance.
Termite "soldiers" are character-
ized by their teardrop shaped
heads and the presence of a pore
that secretes a sticky, milk-like fluid.
When in doubt, homeowners
should contact a professional pest
control operator and have a thor-
ough inspection of their property.
For more information on the new
termite, visit UF's "Featured Crea-
ture" and "Pest Alert" Web sites.
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urban/t
ermites/havilandi.htm and
http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/urbVn/t
ermites/formosantermite.htm.
Meanwhile, as UF researchers
and pest control officials try to get
an accurate estimate of the new
termite's range in South Florida,
the Formosan termite continues to
spread its destruction across Flori-
da and much of the Southeastern
United States.
First identified by UF/IFAS
researchers in Miami-Dade and
Broward counties in the 1980s, the
Formosan termite is now well
established.along the southeastern
coast of Florida. Infestations have
been found in 14 other Florida
counties: Citrus, Collier, Duval,
Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee,
Leon, Marion, Martin, Orange,
Pasco, Palm Beach, Putnam and


Volusia.
Fortunately, Su developed a
new baiting system that controls
the Formosan and other subter-
ranean termites, including the new
Asian termite. His bait system has a
chemical called noviflumuron, a
growth regulator that prevents ter-
mites from moltng, thereby reduc-
ing the ability of the worker popu-


lation to sustain underground
colonies. The chemical has a low
toxicity to humans and the envi-
ronment. Less than one gram kills
an entire colony containing mil-
lions of termites.
The control is marketed world-
wide as the Sentricon Termite
Colony Elimination System by
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Glade View
Elementary
Employee of the Month
On Tuesday, March 1, Ms. Mary
0. Evans, principal of Glade View
Elementary announced Ms. Jessica
Gomez as the Employee of the
Month for the month of March.
This is her sixth year at Glade View
Elementary. Ms. Jessica 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 compe-
tence and care. She is always will-
ing to work beyond the call of duty
for the school. Glade View Elemen-
tary School would like to THANK
Ms. Jessica Gomez for her dedica-
tion and hard work. Pictured are
Principal Mary 0. Evans and Jessi-
ca Gomez.

FCAT Appreciation Breakfast
Principal Mary 0. Evans
reserved March 4, for the entire fac-
ulty and staff to have a FCAT appre-
ciation 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 was held on March 15.
The SAC meeting will begin at 6
p.m. in the cafeteria. Kindergarten
teachers presented information to
parents regarding Pupil Progres-
sion and required skills for promo-
tion. Parents, volunteers, commu-
nity supporters and community
business partners were invited.
Door prizes were given and
refreshment was served.
Glade View Elementary
Princess Cruiseline
Mrs. Tamar E. Wisdom, a fifth
grade teacher at Glade View Ele-
mentary was awarded a Citibank
Success Fund Grant. The title of the
program is G.VE. Princess Cruise-
line, which is a business-oriented
project that will help students
experience behavior manage-
ment, real world situations and the
employment process. The goal of
this project is to create new interest
in math and decrease students
dropout rate. Glade View Elemen-
tary would like to thank Mr. and
Mrs. Wolliston for sponsoring this
outstanding program.

Glades Day School
High School
The senior class did their good
deed for the year. last Wednesday,
March 30. They were allowed to
wear T-shirts and jeans to school in
exchange for hard work. They
planted palm trees in the front
entrance of the school in conjunc-
tion with our beautification project,
which is being organized by Teresa
Ruiz and Betty Ruiz.
Belle Glade Elementary
On Friday April 1, Belle Glade
Elementary acknowledged a few
of its future leaders of America at
the Principal's Honor Roll Break-
fast. 156 students were recognized
for being on grade level and mak-
ing all A's and B's. Of all those stu-
dents,. 108 received medallions for
having made Honor Roll for two
marking periods. Students who
make the Principal's Honor Roll for
all three of the marking periods will
receive trophies. Students keep
working hard to achieve academic
success. Administration would like
to thank Brandy Cleveland and all
of those people who assisted her
with the Principal's Honor Roll
Breakfast.
Students who enrolled in Belle
Glade Elementary's Exceptional
Student Education (ESE) courses
in grades 3-5 have been practicing
hard for their performance this Fri-
day, April 8 at the Visual Special
Arts (VSA) Festival. Our students
are receiving drumming and dance
instruction from the VSA though an
organization known as the Touk-
ounou Dance Disability Interna-
tional. The members of the group
include the leader and founder of
the organization, Sidiki Conde, and
a drummer and a dance instructor.
Pablo Dembele and Marianne
Giosa. The Toukounou Dance Dis-
ability International focuses on the


importance of education and
dance. Through music, dance and
instrument their focus is to bring
together people of different disabil-
ities and ethnics backgrounds to
create "one people". They teach all
students to "live past their disabili-
ties mentally" to create one people.
Truly, their goal has been achieved
through our students at Belle Glade
Elementary. Students who have
been observed reluctant to try in
the classroom have had a positive,
"I Can" attitude Hispanic, African
American, and Haitian students
dance, drum and laugh in unity.
Seeing the students joy combined
with the instructor's fulfillment has
been an invaluable reward. The
students and ESE teachers at Belle
Glade Elementary send a heartfelt
thank you to Toukounou Dance
Disability International for embrac-
ing our ESE students and helping
us live on a higher personal and
educational level..
The school would also like to
extend a special thank you to
Venue Advertising. We appreciate
the pens, post it notes, and bal-
loons that you have given Belle
Glade Elementary to motivate and
raise students achievement.
Lake Shore Middle School held
a Writing Fest Jan. 29. Students had
to write on a given topic using
strategies they have learned in class
to prepare them for FCAT Writes.
The students had to bring a parent
in order to participate. With
approximately 185 teams, the Writ-
ing Fest was a huge success. Par-
ents and students enjoyed door
prizes and food. The winners of the
Writing Fest were 1 Place- Alonzo
Vereen, 2 Place- Derrica Handford,
and 3 Place- Hayat Shalabi. Con-
gratulations to those students and
their parents for doing a wonderful
job.
Congratulations to the follow-
ing students for being chosen Stu-
dent of the Month at Lake Shore
Middle School. These students
have excellent in leadership, aca-
demics, and behavior. Great Job!!
Go Roadrunners.
Six Grade August: Ruby Mar-
tinez, Cyrille Paul. Six Grade in Sep-
tember: Glenda Moya, Fladumy
Orelus.Six Grade in October:
Simone Stinson, Delbert Clark, Jr.
Six Grade in November: Samantha
Resendez, Renako Harmon. Six
Grade December: Johnsia Young,
Daniel Pierce Six Grade in January:
Vanessa Osejo, Dravis Williams. Six
Grade in February: Deisi Medina,
Efrain Orozco. Six Grade in March:
Jessica Bennett, Reinald Davis. Sev-
enth Grade August: Walkeria
Carter, Omar Garcia. Seventh
Grade September: Marlem
Rodriguez, William Hanford. Sev-
enth Grade October: Juliana Prieto,
Clarence Lewis. Seventh Grade
November: Marlem Rodriguez,
Hilal Shatara. Seventh Grade
December: Daphnee Paul, Juan
Garza. Seventh Grade in January:
Vanessa Buenavista, Julio Vil-
lagomez. Seventh Grade in Febru-
ary: Iliana Hernandez, Reyes
Reyes. Eighth Grade in October:
Thomas Martinez, Dolores
Rodriguez. Eighth Grade in
November: Rachel Sincere, Rony
Sylv4in. Eighth Grade in Decem-
ber: Jessica Baltazar, Alonso
Vareen. Eighth Grade in January:
Leticia Rodriguz, Jose Medina.
Eighth Grade in February: Wilmide
Vernet, Leonardo Vital. Eighth
Grade in March: Shantoria Thomp-
son, Markell Saunders.
Marshall Foundation kicks off
second year of Torry Island tree-
planting Belle Glade, Pahokee chil-
dren take part.
West Palm Beach, April 5, 60
students from Belle Glade, Paho-
kee and Boca Raton recently
helped the Arthur R. Marshall
Foundation kick off the second
year of a unique tree-planting proj-
ect on Torry Island.
The goal of the non-profit Mar-
shall Foundation is to restore the
pond apple forest that once existed
on Torry Island in Lake Okee-
chobee. The Foundation, based in
West Palm Beach, has as its mis-
sion to preserve and restore the
Florida Everglades. About 4,000
pond apple trees were planted on
Torry Island in 2004 thanks to Mar-
shall Foundation efforts.
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Students from Pahokee helping out.


and Pahokee Pals child care cen-
ters, as well as a group from the
Youth Activity Center in Boca
Raton, helped out with the project
on March 24 when they volun-
teered their time to plant about 150
of the small, native wetland trees.
Students from other local schools,
including Gove Elementary, Glades
Day School and Pahokee High are
scheduled to plant trees on the
island later this month. A "volun-
teer planting day" for the public
will be held May 21.
Sister Laura Cavanaugh, who
runs the Glades Kids child care cen-
ter, said her students took part in
the project last year and enjoyed it.
The kids just love this kind of
thing where they can get out there
and get dirty," she said. Hopefully,
one day, they can bring their own
kids here and say 'I helped make
this.'" Torry Island was once lush
farmland and today is home to sev-
eral popular fish camps. An effort
by the City of Belle Glade to turn
parts of the area into a nature cen-
ter and ecotourism destination is
currently underway.
Belle Glade students Kerveus
Pierre, left, and Vainquier
Delomme with Sister Laura Cavan-
uagh, Dante Dowers, of Belle
Glade's Parks and Recreation
Department, and Arthur R. Mar-
shall Foundation President John
Marshall.
'tvo students from the Pahokee
Pals child care center work togeth-
er to plant a pond apple tree.

Six teachers from Kathryn E.
Cunningham/Canal Point Elemen-
tary School were awarded $500.00
classroom library grants from the
Mary and Robert Pew Educational
Foundation.

The following teachers received
grants that will enhance their class-
room libraries: Ms. Unika Baker,
Mrs. Arissa Young, Mrs. Nellie
Sprouse, Mrs. Rebecca Hays and
Mrs. Linda Grumski. Congratula-
tions to these teachers! We also
would like to thank the PEW Foun-
dation for their generosity!
Kindergarten and First grade
classes visited the Zoo this week.
The students have been studying
habitats and the animals that live in
them.
Second Grade students visited
the Dolly Hand Theatre and saw
the play Stone Soup. The students
and teachers enjoyed the presenta-
tion!
Dates to Note April 14-Zoo Out-
reach grades 3-5, April 19-SAC
meeting, April 20-Lung Mobile-6
grade, April 26-6 grade tours Paho-
kee Middle/Senior High School
April 27,Epcot-6 grade, April 28-Sci-
ence Museum-4 grade and Atlantis
Skating-6 grade.


Many teachers, parents, and
community partners have been
helping all around campus. The
beautification project has been
organized by elementary teacher
Teresa Ruiz who donated 40 queen
palms to mark the 40th anniversary
of GDS. She and Mrs. Thompson,
Mrs. Beverly Garrett, Mrs. Karen
McDermott, Ms. Sharon Courson,
and Mrs. Betty Ruiz have been get-
ting their hands dirty planting new
shrubs, flowers, and trees all
around the school. She comment-
ed, "It has been hard work and lots
of hours, but in the end, Glades
Day School will have a beautiful
campus for years to come." She
plans to maintain the plants and
palms with the help of parents, stu-
dents, teachers and staff and of
course the FFA class will help as
well. Other community contribu-
tors are Richard Burns of Star
Farms, Johnny Tellechea of Osceo-
la Farms, George Boyer of Plant
and Grow Nursery, Ace Hardware,
Anderson Nursery of Loxahatchee,
Buddy McKinstry, Timmy McKee,
Janis Meeks, Itene Tellechea, the
elementary office, and parents and
grandparents of GDS students.
Elementary: The April students
of the month are sixth graders
Stephanie Dobson and Elise
Gaviria both of Loxahatchee. Dob-
son enjoys riding horses and
Gaviria is currently participating on
the varsity track and field team.
Congratulations girls!
On Friday, April 8 the fourth and
fifth graders returned from their
overnight field trip for the year.
They traveled to the Kennedy
Space Center and enjoyed lunch
with a real astronaut and then
experienced dinner the old fash-
ioned way at The Medieval Times
in Orlando. After a good nights rest
the students visited the Orlando
Science Museum and were able to
return home before dark. The kids
had a great time and can't wait for
next years'trip.
High School: The junior class
members have been busier than
usual this week. They have been
decorating for this years' PROM,
which will be held on April 15.
Each hear art teacher Dorinda
Shutts uses her expertise along
with the junior class and sponsors
to transform the Belle Glade Elks
Club into a beautiful scene from a
far away place or another era. The
theme for the dinner/dance is
always a secret and never unveiled
until that Friday night. The juniors
have been raising money since the
seventh grade for this project, and
this year they sold magazines in the
fall and poinsettias at Christmas.
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Tiger tennis squad serves up victory over LaBelle


It was only a few weeks ago
that the Clewiston Tiger tennis
squad netted a clean sweep over
the Cowboys from LaBelle, and
despite this week's match up
being a little closer, the Tigers
served up their fourth victory of
the season.
Josh Ingram, sitting at the
number one seed for the Tigers,
put Clewiston on the right track
with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory, but the
Cowboys knotted the match up
with a closely contested victory at


the number two seed.
Clewiston's Patrick Morton
emerged from a first set battle (7-
5) to take control of the number
three seed contest and took the
second set without much struggle
with a 6-0 score. Raymond Guerra
put the Tigers in position of clos-
ing out the match with wins of 6-2
and 6-4 at the number four seed.
Guerra's victory gave the Tigers
their third win on the day, one
short of closing out the team victo-
ry. Clewiston only needed to pick


up a win in one of the three
remaining matches and managed
to pull it off with a victory at the
number two doubles after a dra-
matic marathon battle at the num-
ber one doubles went the way of
the Cowboys who also won the
number five seed match up to
knot the action up at three wins
apiece.
Morton and Guerra teamed up
to secure the Tiger victory by win-
ning an 8-6 battle..
The victory gives the Tigers


their fourth win of the season as
they continue preparations for dis-
tricts. The Tigers have a couple of
more matches to accomplish that,
but will also be sending their play-
ers into the Tiger Slam Tennis
Tournament, part of the Sugar Fes-
tival activities.
Ingram has already been hon-
ing his tournament skills after
teaming up with a Belle Glade res-
ident to win the Black Gold Tennis
Tournament championship dur-
ing the annual Black Gold Festival.


Clewiston wrestling club heads to NHSCA nationals


This weekend Clewiston's
Wrestling Club went to Fort Myers
High School for the NHSCA Nation-
al Qualifier. Those who place in the
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Anthony Smith-High School-4th
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this weekend," said club and high
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By Mark Young
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35 dogs and hundreds of people to
the Black Gold Jubilee held at the
Belle Glade Marina over the week-
end.
Held by Doctor Noelle Saved-
off, a Belle Glade veterinarian, the
event has grown steadily over the
last three years.
"We had 35 dogs enter the
race," said Dr. Savedoff. "The first
year we had about 20 and people
really seem to like it. We had close
to 30 dogs register early and had
dozens of last minute calls from
people who wanted to get
involved."
While the races are named
after the small Chihuahua breed, it
was open to all dogs under 25
pounds. The only condition was
that a pre-race examination was
required, which Dr. Savedoff pro-
vided free of charge.
The race was formatted into
three heats with racing lanes set
up at the marina. A leash runner
began the race at one end of the
course, dashed to where a second
handler was waiting with the dog,
the leash was hooked, and the sec-
ond handler raced the dog back to
the finish line.
Finalists from each heat were
declared and a final dash to first
place was awaiting "Peanut", who
defeated five .other finalists for the
first place trophy. ;
Running Peanut through the
course were Travis and Cody
Becraft. Cherri Anderson and six-
year-old Shawna Marfil ran Choco-
late to second, while Kathy
Boswell and her grandson saw Tia
Maria take third.
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Sports Briefs


Tiger Slam Tennis
Tournament
Have fun and exercise at the
same time by participating in the
2005 Tiger Slam Tennis Tourna-
ment. The tournament will consist
of men's doubles, women's dou-
bles, men's singles and women's
singles. Play began Sunday, April
10, with those advancing to the
finals taking the court Saturday,
April 16. Come out and cheer on
the finalists.

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.

More coaching
help needed
The Clewiston Youth Baseball
League is still in need of sponsors
and umpires for the upcoming


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


Travel baseball
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Pay
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exactly what the intent of the
commissioners at the time was,
with the minutes of that meeting
having been destroyed according
to the routine schedule for docu-
ments and recordings.
He proposed possibly inter-
viewing the people who served as
commissioners at the time of the
ordinance's approval, but pointed


Harris
Continued From Page 1
depot concepts, located next to
the RV Park on the outskirts of the
city and work on the community
center a project that proposes
to construct a suitable center for
use by residents and local organi-
zations.
Mr. Harris will also be working
on development and redevelop-
ment projects with the city man-
ager.
Mr. Harris' role is a temporary,
full-time position, though Mr.
Smith said the possibility that Mr.


King

Continued From Page 12
helping his community and
always being there for his fellow
employees.
The head custodian of the
school, and a faithful 17-year
employee of the district, Sam is
considered an asset to the
school. According to his friends,
Sam always arrives to school
early in the morning to get ready
for the day, and takes the time to
greet the teachers and students
as they arrive.
Dr. Johnson presented him
with a plaque in recognition of
his reward and a golden broom.
Sam's friends also made him a
king, placing a crown on his
head.
According to Michelle Harri-
son, who works at Belle Glade
Elementary, Sam "counsels the
students about their goals and
the importance of doing their
goals and the importance of
doing their best work in school.
He volunteers his culinary skills
and his time to make sure school
programs like honor roll break-
fast are succGssful."
Principal Darlene Nowocien
remembered her first encounter
with Mr. King. The first day on
the job, Mr. King approached the
new principal with firm plans for
the future. "He had a vision,"
said Mr. Nowocien. "He said our
school was going to be a clean
school, a gum-free school.
When the children walk down
the aisles they have respect."
Some of Mr. King's co-work-
ers submitted letters of recom-


also to his legal opinion that the
ordinance did not comply with
established law.
It is difficult, he said at the April
4 Belle Glade city meeting, to jus-
tify the pay. At the discovery of the
second longevity pay ordinance,
which cites state law in paying out
the money, the city attorney came
to the conclusion that the longevi-
ty pay for employees could not be
supported by that law. Mr. Tor-
civia explained that, when com-
pensating city employees, it
should be, lawfully, awarded


Harris will become a permanent'
addition to the city is "under con-
sideration."
According to Mr. Smith, the
projects represent an important
unified goal for the city. When Mr.
Smith was first hired as city man-
ager, most of the projects, he said,
had been lying dormant. Now is
the chance to approach them
once again and ensure their com-
pletion, he said..
"Mr. Harris will help to acceler-
ate these projects," he said. "He's
a bright, young-man who is very
well spoken. We need to hone his
energy into assisting the city in
realizing projects- to enhance the
quality of life in the community."


mendation late last year, detail-
ing the work of Mr. King. Several
months later, they are happy to
see Mr. King awarded.
"He is one of the most kind,
compassionate and caring gen-
tlemen I have had the joy to
work with," said Carol Schmidt,
a teacher at Belle Glade Elemen-
tary. When a custodian's hus-
band passed away, Ms. Schmidt
remembers it was Sam King
who rallied the school behind a
fundraiser to help the family. She
also takes pride in the fact that
the school is "the cleanest
school I have ever worked."
Chuck Shaw, with the district,
has a responsibility over the
employee of the year selection
process. Mr. Shaw has worked
with Sam in the past and, at see-
ing his name among the
prospective finalists, excused
himself from having anything
further to do with the matter. In
his opinion, it was a no-contest,
Sam should get the accolade.
"He is one of the finest people
who works at the school system
by far," he said.
Surrounded by his friends
ahd his co-workers, Sam said he
should have known better that
something was going to happen
that day. In the morning before
he left for work, his wife pushed
him to wear a nice, ironed shirt.
In view of it all, and at the
many good things being said of
him, Sam took it all in. During a
brief lull in the speeches of his
co-workers, he smiled his warm
smile and asked, "Anybody else
want to say something nice
about me?"


based on performance measures
and not necessarily on longevity.
"There are specific limitations
on the type of compensation you
can make to employees," he said.
If the case were to go to court,
City Attorney Torcivia said, "It
probably would not be upheld."
Mayor Steve Wilson, though,
was ready to move past the issue.
Though Mayor Wilson, who
served on the commission at the
time of its approval, said he
remembered that the ordinance
would be followed based on the


For his part, Mr. Harris seems
just as excited with the new possi-
bilities. "It's a great opportunity,"
he said "I welcome the role."
Mr. Harris said that in the few
days after being hired, he has
developed an appreciation for the
task ahead of him and looks for-
ward to working on the various
projects. He said the job offer
came as a result of a mutual
agreement between the two.
Friends since college, Mr. Smith
and Mr. Harris decided to partner
in serving the community. "Obvi-
ously, he needed some help, the
city needed some help," he
explained.
Mr. Harris is no stranger to the


city's ability to pay on any given
year, he said it was also time that
the city reward its employees on a
job well done.
"Without employees, we can-
not accomplish things in the com-
munity," he said, while asking
that the city put the issue in the
form of a resolution that the city
can act on at its next meeting.
"We should do what we need to
do to value our employees. We
will not punish our staff."
If the commission approves
the .payment of the money, the


area.
Mr. Harris is a fixture in city
commission meetings and other
public meetings throughout the
Glades area, offering his input and
suggestions on items that come
before local leaders. His enthusi-
asm for the area led him to partici-
pate as a candidate in a number
of elections in Belle Glade and
Palm Beach County. He ran
unsuccessfully in those elections.
He remains grateful for the
opportunity to serve.
"It's been difficult for me out
here," he said, "I thank the city
manager and the city commission
for taking a chance on me. They
won't regret it."


Sam King was a happy man last week, the school crowned
him a king. According to Belle Glade Elementary Principal
Darlene Nowocien, King is "truly the king of this school."


Cruising old school Staff photos/Jose Zaragoza
This scorching Oldsmobile is one of the cars belonging to vintage car collector Roger
Hatton, who brought them out for show at the Black Gold Jubilee parade.






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to accept the police chief position
in neighboring Belle Glade. At the
time of his departure, Chief
Dowdell received a salary of
$58,000.
Michael Morris was assigned
by the commission to the posi-
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title he continues to hold. Accord-
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of the applicants who have
applied for the position of police
chief.
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the police department, which
oversees a population of approxi-
mately 4,000 and has direct
responsibility over the constantly
busy U.S. 27. The vital and active
road sees the use of thousands of
cars on a daily basis.


next step will be to figure a way to future, when the commission and
pay the money. According to Mr. staff has time to budget for the
Torcivia, it might not be realistic -money. The issue is expected to
to expect that the payment be be voted on at the April 12 meet-
made this year, but possibly in the ing.
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Investors warned about financial scams


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher recently released a list of
Florida's top 10 scams used to
cheat investors out of hundreds
of millions of dollars. Gallagher
said that while his department is
always on the lookout for
crooks peddling bogus invest-
ments, the best defense against
these characters often is a vigi-
lant citizenry.
"The calls we get from
Floridians to check out an
investment or the person selling
it often lead .us to unregistered
investments and unlicensed
salesman and brokers," said Mr.
Gallagher. "When the public
calls us to verify a deal, they not
only protect themselves, they
might also protect others by tip-
ping off our investigators."
The top 10 threats to Florida
investors for 2005 are:
1. Ponzi Schemes: The prem-
ise is simple: Pay early investors
with money raised from later
investors. The only people who
make money are the promoters
who set the Ponzi in motion. On
July 30, 2004, Charles William
Cox, of Ft. Myers, and Charles D.
Gregory Jr., of Pensacola, were
sentenced for running the
schemes "European Marketing
Group", "Mammoth Capital"
and "Skyward Enterprises."
Investor's money was laun-
dered through various U.S. and
offshore businesses and bank
accounts and then misappropri-
ated by the defendants. Cox was
sentenced to 48 months and
Gregory was sentenced to 23
months in prison. They agreed
to pay over $2.7 million in resti-
tution.
2. Unlicensed Individuals
Selling Securities: Anyone sell-
ing securities without a valid
securities license should be a
red alert for investors. Call (800)
342-2762 ior go to


www.fldfs.com to Verify Before
You Buy.
3. Unregistered Investment
Products: Con artists bypass
stringent .state registration
requirements to pitch viatical
settlements, pay telephone and
ATM leasing contracts, and
other investment contracts with
the promise of "limited or no
risk" and high returns. James
Dent, of Plantation, Fla, was
sentenced in April of 2004 for
the sale of unregistered securi-
ties. Dent is serving eight years
probation and was ordered to
pay $290,000 in restitution.
4. Promissory Notes: Empty
promises can leave these notes
worth less than the paper they
are printed on. On Feb. 23,
2004, Alfred Michael Jaillette, of
Altamonte Springs, president of
World Vision Entertainment,
was sentenced to 51 months
incarceration and ordered to
pay restitution of $18,973,279
for the sale of guaranteed prom-
issory notes which were backed
by a shell company with no
assets.
5. Senior Investment Fraud:
Because of their access to a life-
time of savings, seniors contin-
ue to face investment fraud by
con artists peddling unsecured
promissory notes and other
investments that are either
fraudulent or unsuitable for
them. On Aug. 12, 2004, Philip
Mehl, age 65, of Stuart, was sen-
tenced to 20 years and ordered
to pay restitution for running
workshops and advertisements
that offered 10-percent returns
on investments that were guar-
anteed against loss. The scam
sold over $20 million of these
bogus securities.
Last year lawmakers passed
the Senior Annuity Suitability
law, which was proposed by
Gallagher. It requires annuities
to be compatible with the needs


of the person purchasing it.
6. High-Yield Investment
Schemes: Con artists lure
investors with promises of
triple-digit returns through
access to "risk-free guaranteed
high-yield instruments" or
something equally deceptive.
7. Internet Fraud: Stock pro-
moters are using online "boiler
rooms," instant messaging, and
fake Web sites to lure investors
into "pump-and-dump" stock
schemes.
8. Affinity Fraud: Con artists
are increasingly targeting reli-
gious, ethnic, cultural, and pro-
fessional groups. The Miami
Herald recently reported on a
Miami Beach couple who was
told about an investment by a
neighbor who attended the
same church. Their $25,000 was
stolen.along with $180 million
that a bogus company
scammed through churches
across Florida.
9. Variable Annuity Sales
Practices: Senior investors
should beware of .the high sur-
render fees and steep sales
commissions agents often earn
when they move investors into
variable annuities.
10. Viatical Settlement Agree-
ments: Many Floridians have
been the victims of viatical
investment companies that
promise very high returns with
very low risk. Gallagher has
been fighting to have. lawmak-
ers pass a bill to regulate viatical
investments as securities, but
many in the industry are trying
to block this oversight.
The legislation, House Bill
1437 by Rep. Dudley Goodlette
and Senate Bill 2412 by Sen.
Rudy Garcia, would require
investments in viatical settle-
ments to be regulated as "secu-
rities". For investors, this would
mean access to company infor-
mation, any promises made to


investors would have to be doc-
umented and approved by state
regulators, and a determination
of the investment's suitability
would have to be considered,
including the purchaser's finan-
cial and tax status, and the pur-
chaser's investment objectives.
The legislation would also
require the broker and sales
agent selling viaticals to be
licensed.
Viatical providers, like Mutu-
al Benefits and Lifetime Capital,
buy life insurance policies for
less than the face value and
resell them to investors who
seek to make money upon the
insured's death. By selling a pol-
icy for a percentage of its face
value, the insured can get cash
now for medical, living or other
expenses. The tradeoff is giving
up a bigger payoff at death for
one's beneficiaries.
Before making any invest-
ment, Gallagher urged investors
to ask the following questions:
Are the seller and investment
properly licensed and regis-
tered?
Has the seller given you writ-
ten information that fully
explains the investment?
Are claims made for the
investment realistic?
Does the investment meet
your personal investment goals?
Mr. Gallagher also urged
investors to contact the Depart-
ment of Financial Services with
any questions about an invest-
ment product, broker or adviser
before making an investment.
Please Verify Before You Buy.
For more information call the
Department of Financial Ser-
vices at (800) 342-2762 or go to
www.fldfs.com. Information is
also available at the North
American Securities Administra-
tors Association Fraud Center at
www.nasaa.org.


WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson said he's with-
drawing his opposition to the
president's pick to lead the
Environmental Protection
Agency, following the nomi-
nee's decision to cancel a highly
controversial government pro-
gram to test pesticides on
babies in'Jacksonvilte.
Nelson earlier this week put
a hold on blocked the EPA
nominee, Stephen L. Johnson,
because he refused in Senate
testimony to cancel the pro-
gram that would pay Jack-
sonville families for allowing
young children to be exposed to
pesticides in exchange for cash
payments, a T-shirt and a calen-
dar. The program was contro-
versial not only because it
involved exposing babies to
pesticides, but also because it
was funded in part by the chem-
ical industry.
"I'm glad. I'm happy. EPA
came to its senses," Senator
Nelson said Friday, when
informed of Johnson's change
of heart about canceling the so-
called Children's Health Envi-
ronmental Exposure Research
Study. Nelson spoke by phone
with Johnson Friday about 3:45
p.m.
Johnson told Nelson the pro-
gram was "dead" and said the
EPA would return the American
Chemical Council's $2.1 million
contribution intended to partial-
ly fund it. A 24-year veteran
employee of EPA, Johnson
recently was nominated by
President Bush to become the
agency's head. He has to be
confirmed by the Senate, which
likely would not have held a
hearing because of Nelson's
expressed opposition.
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upcoming events
Senior Connections Faith in
Action in Clewiston Coalition
meeting will take place Thursday,
April 21 at 8:30 a.m. at the Senior
Center next to John Boy Auditori-
um, 1200 South WC. 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 liv-
ing. The first volunteer program
orientation session for Faith in
Action in Clewiston will take place
Thursday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Faith in
Action volunteers, "care partners,"
can provide a variety of helpful
services, including making friendly
phone calls, shopping for groceries
or just being a compassionate lis-
tener. Please join us in this nation-
wide volunteer program. Call (863)
983-7088 or (863) 675-1446 for
more information.


to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every.
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices. Legal help from Florida
Rural Legal Services is available at
the Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle,
April 13 from 9:30-11:30 am. and
April 28 in Moore Haven from 9:30-
Noon. (Must call 675-1446 in
LaBelle or 946-1821 in Moore
Haven to make appointment.)
"NEW" medication assistance
through LEAPS is available April 20
from 1-5 p.m. at Senior Connections
office in Moore Haven.
Trash to treasure
Save the Date Memory Mobile
and the next Trash to Treasures
Indoor Flea Market at Nobles Center


are both on Friday morning, April 15.
Post Disaster Help
for Older Adults
Disaster funds are still available


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 Clewis-


ton on Mondays and Tuesdays,
(983-7088) and LaBelle Wednes-
day through Friday (675-1446).
Upcoming meetings
and events
Family Caregiver Support Group
free meetings in April will feature
discussions with a Parkinson's dis-


ease specialist from Lee Parkin-
son's Care in Ft. Myers. All meet-
ings take place from 4-5 p.m. at
local Senior Connections offices.
Next meetings 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.


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Greater Everglades Ecosystem
Restoration meeting to be held


MIAMI Anyone interested in
the restoration of the Everglades is
invited to attend the South Florida
Ecosystem Restoration Working
Group meeting held in West Palm
Beach, April 19-20.
The meeting is open to the pub-
lic and is being held at the South
Florida Water Management District
Headquarters, located at 3301 Gun
Club Road (Building B-1, Govern-
ing Board Conferences Room). A
detailed draft agenda and direc-
tions can be found at the Task
Force home page on the Internet
(www.sfrestore.org) and during
the meeting a link will be provided
to view a live broadcast. (Direc-
tions are also available by calling
(561) 686-8800). Anyone interest-
ed is encouraged to attend and an


opportunity will be provided for
public comment at 5:45 p.m. April
19 and at 11:25 a.m. April 20.
On Tuesday, April 19; the work-
ing group will meet from 1-6 p.m.,
followed by a no-host social. The
agenda includes a review of the
Aquifer Storage and Recovery pro-
gram.
Updates will be provided about
activities of the Recover Group and
its final recommendations on Inter-
im Goals and Targets. Updates will
also be provided on outreach activ-
ities, litigation, legislation, and
Working Group initiatives related
to Biscayne Bay, Kissimmee Valley,
and land acquisition. Following
public comment, the meeting will
adjourn for the evening followed
by a no-host social.


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FDEP conducts water quality project as test model


BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. The
Bonita Bay Group is partnering
with the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection to par-
ticipate in four projects, each
designed to measure the effects
of various practices on water
quality. The projects may be used
as case studies in the FDEP man-
ual that define best management
practices and provide examples
of low-impact development
(LID) techniques. LID incorpo-
rates development in harmony
with a site's existing natural fea-
tures while employing pollution
prevention measures.
"The ultimate goal is to use
this information to create a sin-
gle, statewide storm-water treat-
ment rule," said Eric Livingston,
bureau chief of the FDEP's
Watershed Management Pro-
gram.
Shadow Wood Preserve, The
Brooks and Bonita Bay, all mas-
ter-planned communities being
developed by The Bonita Bay
Group, were chosen as project
sites.
Livingston and Kim Fikoski,
senior environmental manager
for The Bo ita Bay Group,
designed the experimental proj-
ects to illustrate methods devel-
opers can use to improve and


preserve the quality of natural
waterways, lakes and under-
ground water supplies by reduc-
ing the contaminants carried by
storm-water runoff.
Two projects are under way at
Shadow Wood Preserve, the 440-
acre community in South Lee
County.
1. A rooftop garden some-
times referred to as an eco-roof
or green roof is growing atop
the maintenance storage build-
ing. The experimental garden,
with a total of 2,400-square feet,
is the first green roof without irri-
gation in southwest Florida. The
purpose is to determine which
plant materials grow best in this
environment and the garden's
effect on the volume and quality
of storm-water runoff. According
to Livingston, the green roof is
the first in Florida.
2. Pervious (porous) paving
materials are being compared to
standard asphalt in a select park-
ing area within the community.
The porous materials allow rain-
* water to seep through instead of
running off too quickly.. The
objective of this study is already
being met to demonstrate that
the volume of runoff can be sig-
nificantly reduced, and can be fil-
tered in a natural way, meaning a
higher quality water will make its


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ways.
At The Brooks, the 2,532-acre
community in Bonita Springs,
one project is currently under
way:
Lake aeration, which prevents
deterioration of retention ponds,
has historically been used when
the water depth is greater than 12
feet. This project is evaluating
whether the principle applies to
ponds in Southwest Florida.
Bonita Bay, The Bonita Bay
Group's 2,400-acre flagship com-
munity in Bonita Springs, was
chosen for the fourth project:
The water quality of a large
water-retention pond that has a
minimal littoral zone was tested.
Littoral zones are the marshy
areas that surround lakes and the
shallow waters of the lake
perimeters. Natural plants, such
as marsh grasses, act as filters to
remove contaminants as runoff
makes its way into lakes and
waterways. In this study, littoral
plants will be installed this
spring, and the water quality of
the pond will be monitored to
measure the plants' effective-
ness. The plantings also provide
additional food sources and shel-
ter for marsh and wading birds.
"In order to do the studies, we


needed a company that was will-
ing to partner with the agency,
and that is not easy to find," said
Livingston. "It's very unusual for
a company to volunteer for proj-
ects like this and to want to work
closely with regulatory agencies.
One of the great things about The
Bonita Bay Group is their com-
mitment to environmental inno-
vation, environmental quality
and their investment in studies
and projects like these."
"The Bonita Bay Group has
been a leader in environmental
responsibility and sustainable
development," said Fikoski.
"Declining water quality in our
natural waterways is a critical
issue in Southwest Florida. We
also partner with other agencies
in drafting solutions and then
implementing them. Collaborat-
ing with the FDEP is a natural
.complement to that work."
Fort Myers-based Johnson
Engineering is participating in
the studies and collecting the
data being used in the evalua-
tions.
For information about FDEP's
efforts, visit their Web site at
www.dep.state.fl.us/water/water
sheds/index.htm.
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April 16th


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and management of master-
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The company employs more
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GLADES
Electric Cooperative, Inc.

"Neighbors Working for Neighbors"
A Touchstone Enery* Cooperative ,_


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1190 Hwy. 27 East PO. Box 519

Moore Haven, FL

19th Annual

Sugar Festival

April l 6th






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Lic. Real Estate Broker
Office: 863-612-0551
Fax: 863-612-0553
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580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
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863-983-6262
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700 South Main StAet
P.O. Box 1680 l.alRdle, Flrida 33975
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CarPool 110
Share a rid 115
Card of ThankL 120
hiMmeolume 126
Fomd l130
Lot. 135
Glve A ay 140
Gurage/Yard Sale 145

0 Numbe 160


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot),
Multi-Colorsic. of Lake-
,shore. Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward.
LOST WALLET Outside of
the Dollar General store
441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.
SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid
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(863)763-3721.

CATS, 2, Female, All under
1 yr. old. They love kids. In-
doors pets.. To good home
only. (863)763-3753





MOORE HAVEN
Sat. & Sun. 4/16 & 4/17, 8a
2p, 2035 Riverside Dr.
This is too big to miss!!
Huge 3 Family Sale!!
Beds, Gas Stove, Tools,
Clothes, Furn. & More!!!


ORTONA, April 15,16, & 17
7am-2pm. 12725 B Wil-
liams Rd. Off of SR 78.
Boat, SeaDoo, Frig, Freez-
er, Fum., Appl., & Baby
Stuff. Look for sins.


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DIVORCE$275-
$350*COVERS children,
etc. Only one signature re-
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fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.


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Employment



Employment -
MeMeIal 210
EmploMant -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 226
Job Training .227
Sale 230


A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and
travel entire USA. Paid
training, transportation,
lodging furnished. Call to-
day, Start today.
(877)646-5050.

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
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
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Teams & Graduate Stu-
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Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).
INSURANCE AGENCY
Looking for 440-220 or 215
agents. Will Train R/P F/T
info. 863-983-5550.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLI-
CATIONS PT/FT No Exp
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ext 107
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m
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higher here! $1.02 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate
provided. No truck no
problem, low cost lease
purchase. (800)569-
9298.

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MANAGEMENT

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

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






The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in
privatized corrections others challenging
and exciting opportunities. Excellent bene-
fits (F/T positions) Current openings for:
RN
LPN
Library Consultant (P/T 8 hrs per mo)
Certified Correctional Officers
HR Clerk
Dental Assistant
MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78 NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-3437
EOE M/F/V/H


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

Apply in Person

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


Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida
JOB OPPORTUNITIES


TAD Clerk


Machine Tech
Server

Maintenance
Housekeeping


Average $18 per hour
(tips inclusive).
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(grats inclusive)
$ 9 to $12 per hour
$ 8 to $9 per hour


Benefits available for all employees.
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Apply in person @ 506 S. 1st Street,
Immokalee, FL 1-800-218-0007


Citi Trends Fashion For Less
NOW HIRING
One of the Southeast's fastest growing
chains of off price, family apparel has excel-
lent opportunities in our Belle Glade location
(Glades Plaza).
We have immediate openings for:
Assistant Managers
Citi Trends Fashion.for Less offers:
Competitive Salaries
Flexible Hours
Opportunity for advancement
If you are interested in a regarding career
with a fast growing company, then Citi
Trends is for you. Please apply in person
at:
The Glades Plaza
545-SW 16th Street
Bay 1
Please submit resume in confidence to Citi
Trends, Inc., 102 Fahm Street, Savannah, GA
31401, fax to 912-443-3663 or e-mail to:
breguerira@cititrends.com
i. .1


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. /


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S/E & 3-State Run: T/T
Drivers. HOME WEEK-
ENDS. Mileage Pay, Bene-
fits, 401 K. Trainees Wel-
come/ Miami area- exp.
req. 23 min age/Class-A
CDL Cypress Truck Lines
(800)545-1351.


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BABYSITTING
needed on site at the
Clewiston Airport
Easy Cash
For details contact
Dave @ AirAdventures
(863)983-6151
(561)414-5493

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LYKES BROS., INC.
Ranch Division
Has an opening for:
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
Applicant must have: one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and a
valid Florida drivers license.
Applications accepted:
Mon-Fri. 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V




VISION ACE HARDWARE
of Clewiston
is looking for two good people for the
following positions:
FLOOR MANAGER &
RADIO SHACK MANAGER.
Both positions are full time with
competitive salaries and good benefit
packages. Applicants should be self
starters with an energetic and
outgoing personality. Previous retail
and management experience is a must.
Please apply in person during store
hours @ 310 E. Sugarland Hwy.


ATTENTION
HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONALS!

RN's, LPN's, HHA's, PT,
OT, ST, MSW &
Community Educator.
Contact Sunrise Home Health
877-285-1722 or
fax 941-235-1524 ,


LAB ANALYST,- ,
Southern Gardens Citrus
seeks an individual with
previous laboratory experience.
Minimum high school or GED required.
Good computer and math skills needed.
GOOD PAY, BENEFITS & 401K.
Contact HR Dept. @:
863-902-4185, fax 863-902-4315, or
pphillips@southerngardens.com

UTILITY OPERATOR/
MECHANIC Citrus Processing
Southern Gardens is seeking a utility opera-
tor/mechanic with 3 to 5 years experience
working with utility systems including pota-
ble water, steam, compressed air, ammonia
refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability to pass PFT fit test and respiratory
physical. High school or equivalent, shift
work and weekends required. Good pay, bo-
nus, 401k, benefits, and overtime.
Contact HR Dept. @863-902-4133,
fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com.


Job.


LABOR <4) FINDERS
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
|| All Types of Workc Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy.
(Across from Clewiston Inn) $
% (863) 902-9494


Thursday, April 14, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechqbee


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time 205


Employment
Full Time


Employment
Full Time "I I


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Garage
Yard Sale


I Services


Employment
Full Time "I I


Employment
Full Time


Job
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APPRAISAL POSITION
Full time with benefits, located
in LaBelle. Applications avail-
able in LaBelle office. Position
open until filled.
Hendry County Property Appraiser
P.O. Box 1840
LaBelle, FL 33975-1840
863-675-5270
EOE/DFSFWP


HAMAN RANCH

A new facility on Hwy 80, East of LaBelle,
has multiple employment opportunities for
individuals desiring to work with animals.
High school diploma or GED preferable
Fluent in English Essential
Competitive salaries and attractive benefits
For further information, call (305)245-1551
between 9am-3pm.


OUTREACH COORDINATOR
Responsible for assisting clients with navigat-
ing through the enrollment/ re-enrollment pro-
cess and certification for prescription assis-
tance programs. Individual must be computer
literate. Excellent written/verbal communica-
tion skills. Must be a self starter and work well
with others. Must have reliable transportation.
Bilingual candidate preferred, but not re-
quired.
Salary: $25,000-$30,000 DOQ + benefits.
Please email to lrivera@lorhn,org or fax 561-
993-1271.




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MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
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We are seeking a full time,
Ad Services Team Member
for an exciting and enjoyable career
in advertising. The right candidate
should:

*Be a self-managed individual
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A unique work environment
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



#1 CASH COWI 90 Vending
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Loc's-$10,670 (800)836-
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FULL-TIME REPORTER WANTED


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

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

organizational skills, Previous news experience is preferred and knowledge ol

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

meetings in both counties, fling assignments on time, creating communi-

ty contacts, and creating enterprising features,




To apply: Fax resumes to (8I3)983.7537.,

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

2 West Sugarland Highway,Clewiston FL, 334,



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


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$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051
Never Repay! For personal
bills, school, new busi-
ness. $49 -BILLION Left
unclaimed from 2004.
Live Operators! (800)606-
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Loans by phone. Up to
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LEARN MORE ABOUT
IRS's and Investing.
First Bank of Clewiston
863-963-8191.


Services"




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



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Rental

Plo.: (561)996-4524
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SCREEN & PATIO
ENCLOSURES,
Rescreening & repair.
lic.# 2001-19849 &
insured. (561)784-5568
or 561-358-2456.


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 Comn-
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 5-15
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, LiUnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing .
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television. Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.


CHEST FREEZER Good con-
dition. $50. (863)763-
7358.

MICROWAVE- Samsung,
with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.

REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440

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

STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440


Sunrise Appliances
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
Lowest Prices Guaranteed
401 US Hwy. 27
Moore Haven, Fl
(863)946-2666

UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.



BOOKS Assortment from
Romance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439.


BUILDING SALE! Bull To,
Last/Priced To itl1' Eco-
Snomical all steel arch
style. Best for wind/snow.
Many sizes/shapes. Pio-
neer (800)668-5422.
Since 1980.
www.poineersteel.com.
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.
STEEL BUILDINGS EZ
BUILD AISC Certification -
Office/Warehouse, Shop/
Garage, Arena/Barn,
Hangers. A plant near you!
Will beat any price or
$205. (800)993-4660,
Swww.unversalsteel.com.



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
.'40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
42"H 75"W v 49"H $350.
Will 6ep 863-467-6102
LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING SAVE
$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
ufacturer. 20 colors in
stock with all Accessories,
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free
PIPE- used HOPE, 8-12",
various lengths, make of-
fer. (561)992-2482.



INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR-
SPET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.



GRECO CRIB SET Converts
to Day bed &,then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.


,LADIES BOOTS Brand new,
STony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7, Must see.
$175. (863)634-0387


COMPUTER MACHINE -
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" moni-
tor, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter '50's. $200. (772)461 -
8822


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-
5172

BEDROOM SUITE ,girls
5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
(863)983-7775
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.

CEDAR CHEST
$50. (863)763-9647

CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

CHINA CABINET, White,
Wood. $150 239)728-
5172

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.


Full Warranty. Can Finance
W.A.C. Payments Under
$100 per Month. In a Hur-
ry. Call (800)980-7727,

WOLFF TANNING BEDS
' Buy Direct and Save! Full
Body units from $22 a
month! FREE Color Cata-
log CALL TODAY!
(800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.






ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.


Employment
Part Time


House for Rent, 2BR
In Belle Glade
(561)996-2355



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




BOAT/RV STORAGE
Covered Bays
Reasonable Rates
Obispo Ave, Clewiston
Across from Sheriffs Dept
AJ's Secure Self Storage
(863)634-1546


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


Employment
Full Time 10,


Employment
Full Time


DINING ROOM SET, North-
ern Pine w/leaf. From the
60's. Made in Maryland.
$400 (863)233-3733
DINNING ROOM TABLE,
Oak w/4 velvet red & wood
chairs & leaf. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)902-7077
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681
WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.


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



EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incid sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, CallowayBig
Bertha, War Bird & Regu-
lar. $165 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



EXERCISE BIKE, $20.
(863)467-2132

STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292. '
TREAD MILL, Vista Master,
Electric, Great shape. Like
new. $100 (863)233-
3733



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WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108



New Motorized Wheel-
chairs-Scooter Type, and
Diabetic Supplies at NO
COST if eligible. Free De-
livery! Medicare or Private
Insurance accepted. We
ComE To ".ui TLC ri,,:j.
cal ,Juppir. (888 ,601i-'
0641.

ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
BRAND NEW COMPUTER
Bad Credit? No Problem!
You're approved. Guaran-
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Checking account re-
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Blue Hippo Funding Call
now for free bonus.

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SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.

SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person
Deluxe. Never Used. In-
cludes Cover. Will Deliver.


Flea Treatments ,j

Available W-1
CLEWISTON ANIMAL CLINIC
901 W. VenturAve* Clewiston, FL 33440


PIANO Conn, Great cond.
Asking $600. (863)357-
0471.



BEAGLE, female, 6 yrs. old,
spayed, all shots, $150.
(561)996-3939

MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MALAMUTE WOLF/
SHEPHERD- puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
0647.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 (M) Puppies & Mother.
CKC reg. Colors. vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6pm.
PET BUNNIES- (5) to good
homes only, $50 will sell
separately. (863)983-,
5633.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30
(863)763-3451




BASKET BALL POLE & Net.
Good condition. $45
(863)902-7077/599-1770



SAW, Table-Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584



Agriculture

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment e805
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


HORSE Pasafina Guilding,
Loves:Attention. Does not
spook. i :-:',(10 F_.-.61 .G.3-
24195 ..,
REGISTERED PASO FIND
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.



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

PATIO TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.



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


Rentals 920





Apartments 925
Housiness Plaesnt 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.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT
Available.
Call 863-227-6155 or
863-946-0004.

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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 Property 080


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41.4 Acres
in Hendry County.
Call 239-657-5654
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Call Karen Sandelli
At Barton Realty
(863)228-0627



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sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking &
canoeing. Reconstruction
discounts, limited time.
From mid-70's. (877)266-
7376 ,
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FORECLOSED GOV'T
HOMES $0 or Low down!
Tax repos and bankrupt-
cies! No Credit O.K. $0 to
low. down. For listings
(800)501-1777 ext.

,LAKE VIEW BARGAIN
$29,900. Free boat slip!
High elevation, beautifully0
iwooded.. 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.

SERENE MOUNTAIN GOLF
HOMESITE $230/MO. Up-
scale 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
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down, balance financed
12 months at 4.49% fixed,
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863-983-8106

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2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm


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863-677-1010


@ $225000
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uillt on Texas Ave, 3bd/2ba CBS,
1,673 se ft., Spl Financing pkges
fvailabte $129J.9K Thes wlgo
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Sky Valley of Clewiston
2 miles just outside of
town, Deed Restricted
Development, 10 acre
lake, 82jots (/3#vu2ia
Starting in the S-40k',
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863983-3508


lakeftirtReiedoSl5Kperacrd 34
acres, fenced/cros-fenced.. 2 acre oak
tree nursery, 14x76 mobile home. Too
mudequipment tolist $15K per aa
Del Monte Ahnlmost 3/4 of an acre in
Clevistnit 3/2 CBS Home with over
2600 sq.ft in a great location. CyVPess
Trees, Screened Pordh, Hot Tlb. Large
Backyard wih plenty of room to add a
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Restaurant, Bar. & FFE. Great
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863-697-0189

Love the Water? Then you'll love
to own a .25 acre lot on a private
take for S.15K Only a Jew feltl;
Fish Eating Creek 3/1 with car-
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$79k
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RESIDENTIAL- MONTURA
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* 3BR, 2BA, MH,. Many
Extras Reduced to $85.000
* 3BR, 2BA, MH on man-
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* New construction on
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2BA, Many Upgrades
$265,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH. Sherwood
S/D New Upgrades
$84,000
* 4BR, 3BA, CBS Home, w/
Lrg. Pool $225.000


* New Homes starting at3
$139.900
* Listings Needed
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* Farm Land Available
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863-983-8106 Campers.,RVs 3010 New marine plywood floor,
Jet Skiis 3015 approx. 50hrs. on Yamaha
Owner Financing Marine Accessories 3020 Motor w/power trim & trol-
ON MOBILE HOMES Marine Miscellaneous 3025 ling motor. $3500 (863)
& LAND Motorcycles 3030 467-2609 after 2pm.
Call 863-228-1405 Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035
Need a few more bucks to PONTOON BOAT, 20 Ft.,
purchase something deer? POl O5Swe Aerw/tr,20F
Pick up some extra bucks 1995, Sweet Water, w/trlr.
when you sell your used BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner, & all access. $5200 or best
items in the classifieds. Long shaft with controls, offer. (863)357-4751
Reading a newspaper $1100. (863)634-2761.
helps you understand the
world around you. No TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp
wonder newspaper read- Your next job could be in Evinrude. Lots of extras.
ers are more successful today's classified. Did $1300 or best offer.
people you look for it? (863)946-1728


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Brechenridge
Park Models. ALSO...
Woodland Park,
Park Models.
New 40' Brechenridge:
Front kitchen.
List is $33,500
Special $29,900 Only I1
Over 20 to choose from
& many used from
$2995.00
HOLIDAY RV
239-590-0066
Rt. 41 in Fort Meyers.
Betwn Alico/Corkscrew Rd.

FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773


RIVERFRONT- Price Re- HONDA124M'85, 3 Wheel- Seadoo Jet Boat
duced, 35', Park trlr, er Runs $500. (863)357- Sport LE, '01
10x30 room addition in 1960. 130hp, low hrs., garage
Meadow Lark Camp- kept, boat cover & trailer
ground, $7000 or best of- $8700
fer. (863)675-3474. I AMAHA PW 80 '95, .(863)983-3189/228-1277
Runs good, $500.
rn e ll (863)357-1960.

OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08, COACHMAN '98, 22', twin
$4000, (954)553-5140. beds, new awning. Tub w/
shower, A/C Great cond READINGA
$6000. 561-996-6239. NEWSPAPER MAKES
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25' Travel Trailer, c/a, PERSON.
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE '87, Good
condition. A/C, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607.

BUICK LESABRE, '96-
needs minor work, $550.
(863)763-7023.

Dodge Dart- Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.

DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728

FORD TAURUS, '87- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.. (863)763-6396.

MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654




NISSAN STANZA 1985,
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
(561)358-6307

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.

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http://www2.newszap.com/
- classfl.html or mailto:
classad@newszap.com
TOYOTA CAMRY, '90- AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
(863)877-0079.

TRANS AM 1985 needs
work does not run $600
negotiable (863)467-
1985



CHEVY II, '63- 2dr, al-
most Moroso ready,
$2500. (863)634-
0526.



CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.

JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.


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GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, with
charger, looks and runs
great, $1000. (863)610-
575.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.
(863)763-5147.
OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run: $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987

TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407
TRANSMISSION TURBO
204R Rebuilt Installation
avail. $250. (863)467-
8856.
TRANSMISSION TURBO
Rebuilt Installation avail.
$300. (863)467-8856.



CAMPER SHELL For Full sz
short bed pickups w/
wedge design & ladder
bars. $400 863-634-2975
Chevy C10 Stepside, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357
DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

FORD F150 FLATBED- for
parts only. $800 or best
offer. (863)763-2775.





MATTRESS- new, for Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78,
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695.


FLATBED TRAILER '93,16'
.L, bumper pull w/tandem
axles. Dovetail & ramps.
$995 863-983-7734
GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trir., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734
HD TRAILER 14x7, new
tires, good for cars or
heavy equip. $1000 neg.
(863)234-9553.




MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
Conteninial, Stone Shield
& Spare Tire Ramp. $850.
(561)358-6307


GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for 3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083



Public NoHelices

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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 20th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-130-CA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, A NATIONAL BANK-
ING ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE
LOAN TRUST 2002-2
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIO RODRIGUEZ, et us, et al.,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgement
Scheduling Foreclosure Sale en-
tered on March 31, 2005 in this
case now pending in said Court,
the style of which Is Indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in front of the office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in
the Hendry County Courthouse
(being the second floor hallway of
the Hendry County Courts build-
ing), LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00
A.M., on the 27th day of April,
2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Order
or Fnal Judgement, to-wit:
THE WEST 1' OF THE NORTHEAST
'h OF THE NORTHWEST /A OF
THE NORTHWEST '% OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1'/ OF SECTION
13, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH,
RANGE 32 EAST, HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA. SUBJECT
TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN AC-
CESS ROAD OF THE NORTH 40
FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN
AS LOT 3015, MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES, AN UNRE-
CORDED SUBDIVISION, ALONG
WITH THE 1987 HOMES OF
MERIT MOBILE HOME ID NOS.
CM34823947A AND
CM34823947B, FLORIDA TITLE
NOS. 44536385 AND
44519153, LOCATED THERE-
ON.
ORDERED at HENDRY County,
Florida, this 6th day of MARCH,
2005.
BARBRA S BUTLER
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HENDRY, Florida
By: /S/ Hammond
As Deputy Clerk
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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 right, title, interest, claim, lien, estate or demand
against the Defendant in regards to the following described property in
Hendry County, Rorida:
PARCEL 1 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY
FLORIDA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE
WEST 30 FEET THEREOF. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR A DRAIN-
AGE CANAL OF THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT
NO. 3549 IN MONTURA RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0061-0100
PARCEL 2 -.THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 SECTION
14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY FLORI-
DA. SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR AN ACCESS ROAD OF THE EAST
30 FEET THEREOF. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT NO. 3559 IN MONTURA
RANCH ESTATES
PARCEL ID# 1-14-44-32-AOO-0064-0000
PARCEL 3 THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 14, TOWNSHIP 44 SOUTH, RANGE 32 EAST, 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 ID# 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.
THIS NOTICE will be published once each week for four consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in Hendry County,
Florida.
Dated this 18th day of March, 2005.
BARBARA S. BUTLER, Clerk of the Court
By A. Holsbeke, Deputy Clerk
Bill McFarland
Attorney for Plaintiff
P.O. Box 101507
Cape Coral, FL 33910
Fla. Bar No. 195103
562572 CGS 3/24,31;4/7,14



REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CP050405
ALLAPATTAH INTERNAL DITCH FILLING, SECTIONS 6, 7 AND 18
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management
district, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida
33406, will receive sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening time on
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 for cleaning vegetation and killing old agricul-
tural row crop ditches and field drainage ditches within Sections 6,7 and
18 of the Allapattah property. Vegetation along existing spoil mounds will
be removed and disposed. Material from the spoil mounds adjacent to
the ditches shall be excavated and placed in the ditches to natural ground
elevation.
An OPTIONAL pre-hid conference will be held on Monday, April 25,
2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin/St. Lucie Service Center, 210 Atlanta
Avenue, Stuart, Rorida. For directions call (771)223-2600. A site visit
will immediately follow. Bidders are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to at-
tellell
All bids must conform to the instructions in the RFB. Interested respon-
dents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
from our website www.sfwmd.gov. by purchasing a set for $128.00 at
the above address, by calling (561)682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour
BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid open-
ing. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
web site www.sfwmd.gov.
567346 CGS 04/14/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF BILLY WAYNE
JONES Deceased.
File No.: CP 05-02
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Billy Wayne Jones, deceased,
whose date of death was Novem-
ber 20, 2004, is pending In the Cir-
cuit Court for Glades County, Flori-
da, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Flonda 33471. The names
and addresses of the personal rep-
resentatives and the personal rep-
resentative's attorneys are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and oth-
er persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served mustfile their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TOW (2) YEARS OF OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is April 14, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
Paul T. Trinley, Esq.
Attorney for Alaunda Vacovsky
Florida Bar No. 0131090
Kennedy & Associates, P.L.
1675 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
Suite 700
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Telephone: (561) 683-2484
Personal Representative:
Alaunda Vacovsky
14958 93rd Street North
West Palm Beach,Florida 33412
CLG 04/14, 21/05


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR GLADES COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 05 CC 17
NORMAN WALDRON
Plaintiff
-vs-
PEDRO H. JIMENEZ, if alive, or if
dead, the unknown Personal Rep-
resentative of his estate; his un-
known spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other
parties claiming by, through and
against these Defendants; and All
Unknown Tenants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PEDRO JIMENEZ
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a Mortgage has been
filed against you, and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Mela-
nie A. McGahee, Esq., whose ad-
dress is 417 West Sugariand High-
way, Clewiston, FL 33440, on or
before 4/22/05 (not less than 28
days) and to file the original with
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney 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 31,4/714

LEGAL NOTICE
The following vehicle will be sold at
public auction on April 25 at 8:00
a.m. at 2190 NW. 6thSt., Belle
Glade:
1978 Chevrolet 2 DR
VIN #1Z37U8Z482957
567402 CGS 4/14/05 '

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC
F/K/A CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO. 2005-08-CA
JAMES R. GAMBLE, JR.; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES R. GAM-
BLE, JR.; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, Ll-
ENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS: UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgement of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circut Court of
HENDRY County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in HENDRY
County, Florida, described as:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH, RANGE
32 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 19,
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2510.16
FEET ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID SECTION 19,
THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 851
-FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THIS DESCRIPTION; THENCE
CONTINUING SOUTH 88 DEGREES 08'42" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 267
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" WEST, A DISTANCE OF
796.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 09'10" EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 267.FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 09'37" EAST, A
DISTANCE OF 796.88 FEET TO THE SAID POINT OF BEGINNING OF
THIS DESCRIPTION.
To include a:
1996 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN 10L24879 and TITLE
#72061440
A/K/A
14159 CANOPY LANE
CLEWISTON, FL 33440
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the front office
of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Hendry County Courthouse (being
the second floor hallway of the Hendry County Courts Building), LaBelle,
FL 33935 at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of April, 2005.
DATED THIS 29th day of March, 2005.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /S/ Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days
priot to the proceedings. If hearing Impaired, please call (800) 955-
8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service.
564628 CGS 4/7,1405


NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District
Board of Supervisors will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING and meeting at
10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3,
2005 at the office of the District,
3025 Dellwood Terrace, Port La-
Belle, Florida.
The purpose of the public hearing and
meeting will be to adopt a final op-
eration budget or fiscal year Octo-
ber 1,2005 through September 30,
2006, levy a per acre maintenance
tax for 2005 for lands within the
District, and conduct other busi-
ness requiring action by the
Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
W. Harold Reecer, Chairman
567385 CB/CGS 4/14 21/05
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
REGISTER FICTITIOUS NAME
The undersigned does hereby certify
that Jeremie W. Story and Robert
L. Cochran conducting a Car Care
business at Clewiston, Florida, un-
der the fictitious name of Precision
Car Care and that said firm is com-
posed of the following persons
whose names and places of resi-
dence are as follows:
Jeremie W. Story
P.O. Box 507
Clewiston, FL 33440
Robert L. Cochran
P.O. Box 2424
Clewiston, FL 33440
Ownership of Precision Car Care is as
follows:
Jeremie W. Story
Robert L. Cochran
It is my attention to apply to the Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporations to register the said
name of Precision Car Care under
the provisions of Chapter 90-267,
laws of Florida, Acts of 1991.


Jeremie w Story WITNESS my hand and the seal of
RobertL. Cochran this Court on the March 29,
567514 CGS 4/14/05 2005.


NOTICE TO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Financial Committee will conduct
their monthly business meeting on
Thursday, April 28th, at 10:00 a.m.
in the Conference Room at Hendry
Regional Medical Center, 500 West
Sugadrand Highway, Clewiston,
Florida.
567337 CGS 04/14/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of Florida Ru-
ral Legal Services, Inc. will hold its
next regular meeting on Saturday,
April 16, 2005, at the Offices of
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.,
at 963 E. Memonal Blvd., Lakeland,
Florida. The meeting will begin at
approximately 10:30 A.M. Foraddi-
tional information, please call 1-
800-476-8937. The public is invit-
ed to attend.
567323 CGS 4/14/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of Directors of the Housing
Authority of the City of Belle Glade
announce that their regular monthly
meeting g is scheduled for 5:00 P.M.
on Apnl 19, 2005 at the Adminis-
tration Office in Osceola Center,
1204 NW Avenue L Terrace,. Belle
Glade, FL.
567406 CGS 4/14/05
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Barbara S. Butler, Clerk of the Court
By: /s/S. Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Deputy
Court Administrator whose office
Is located at Lee County Justice
Center, Room 3112,1700 Monroe
Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901,
telephone number (813)335-
2299; 1-800-955-8771 (TOD) or
1-800-955-8770 (v), via Florida
Relay Service, not later than sev-
en (7) days prior to this proceed-
ing.
565698 CGS 04/07/05



WESTERN COUNTY
HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Western County Health Care Ad-
visory Committee is charged with
advising the Health Care District
Board on the allocation of funding
for health iniatives in the Glades
that further the mission of the
Health Care District of Palm Beach
County. The Committee is seeking
proposals for health care related
capital funding projects in the
Glades area of Palm each County,
which is defined as west of 20 mile
bend.
The RFP can be accessed through
the website, www.hcdpbc.org.
Proposals must be received by
5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2005. For
additional information, contact
561-996-0129.
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Bringing all people together


RIVERA BEACH The Rivera
Beach Family Resource Center,
Family and Community Partner-
ship and the city of Rivera Beach
are pleased to announce the sec-
ond annual multicultural festival,
"Bringing All People Together"
to be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
on Saturday, May 14 at the city of
Rivera Beach Municipal Com-
plex, 600 West Blue Heron
Boulevard, Rivera Beach, Fla.
Admission is free.
The multicultural event will
provide a forum for focusing on
community pride and unity with-


in the rich cultural diversity that
is represented in the Rivera
Beach and Palm Beach County
community. Local ethnic groups
and organizations are invited to
participate by featuring various
aspects of their heritage through
food, entertainment, music, and
informational booths. We invite
all Palm Beach residents to
attend this very special event and
share our cultural differences.
About the Sponsors:
The Rivera Beach Family
Resource Center provides free
support to children and families


residing in the Rivera Beach and
Palm Beach County areas. Ser-
vices include academic assis-
tance (homework and FCAT
tutorial) for local youth as well
workshop on financial manage-
ment and home improvement.
The Family and Community Part-
nership, a program of the
Healthcare District of Palm
Beach County, is a collaborative
effort of member social service
agencies to promote the healthy
development and resiliency of
children in partnership with their
families and communities.


Blue tarp replacement covered by insurance


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher has alerted Floridians who
are still waiting to have their roofs
replaced and repaired that costs
for replacing temporary blue
tarps are reimbursable by their
insurance company.
Because of the widespread
damage caused by the four hurri-
canes that crossed the state last
year, Florida is now facing a
shortage of available contractors
to repair all of the property dam-
age caused by the storms.
"As we enter the spring season
in Florida, we are seeing the sun
get stronger and the heavy rains
are starting," said Mr. Gallagher.
"Many of our neighbors, unfortu-
nately, have had these tarps on
their roofs for over six months,
and the tarps may be getting
worn or loose and will provide
less protection from UV rays or
water. While we want storm vic-
tims to get a real roof over their
heads as soon as possible, we at
least want the tarps they have to
be in good shape while they
wait."
Mr. Gallagher said homeown-



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ers' policies approved in Florida
require insurance companies to
pay reasonable costs incurred by
homeowners for necessary
measures to protect covered
property from further damage,


including purchasing and
installing the tarps. Gallagher
added that homeowners should
not risk injury trying to replace
the tarps because materials and
labor costs are reimbursable.


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THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 04-716-CA DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEPHEN J. HINTON, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Final Judgement of Mort-
age Foreclosure dated March 28,
005 and entered in Case No. 04-
716-CA of the Circuit Court of the
TWENTIETH Judicial Circuit in and
for HENDRY County, Floridawhere-
in CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, Is the Plain-
tiff and STEPHEN J. HINTON;
WANDA W. HINTON; JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE C/O RESIDENTIAL
FUNDING CORPORATION; are the
defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HEND-
RY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION
BUILDING CORNER OF HIGHWAY
80 AND 29TH SOUTH, LABELLE,
FLORIDA at 11 :OOAM, on the 27th
day of April, 2005, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment:
LOT 13, BLOCK A, RIDGEVIEW
ESTATES ADDITION NO. 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6,
PAGE 122, AS RECORDED IN
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA;
SAID LAND SITUATE, LYING
AND BEING IN HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 812 Sawgrass Street,
Clewiston, FL 33440


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YOU COULD UPGRADE TO A BRAND NEW VEHICLE AND POSSIBLY BE
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