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Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: June 9, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, June 9,2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 78 No. 53


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Tri-Cities area
town meeting
You are invited to partici-
pate in discussions for the
future vision of your city on
Monday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m.
at Belle Glade City Hall Com-
mission Chambers, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.,
West, Belle Glade

Glades Day
School Reunion
Glades Day School Class
of 1995 Reunion. We will be
having a barbeque and din-
ner at Roland Martin Marina
in Clewiston on June 11.
Entertainment will be pro-
vided. A photographer will
be there to take a group pic-
ture along with candid pho-
tos throughout the night. He
will take orders for these pic-
tures at the end of the night.
The group shot is $12, a CD
slide show of the candids is
$30, or $40 for both, cash or
check will be accepted. Also,
we will meet for the 10:45
church service at the First
Baptist Church in Belle
Glade on Sunday June 12.
Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.-2
p.m. and 8 p.m.-i a.m. at the
Roland Martin Marina 920
Del Monte RD., in Clewiston,
barbeque is $13 per person,
dinner $20 per person.

Kick-off Party
Kick-off Party at the Belle
Glade Branch Library on
Thursday, June 9-at 10 a.m.
Bring the whole family for
entertainment provided by
Tale Twisters, and enjoy
games, craft and other activi-
ties. For more information
call the library at 996-3453.
This program is for all ages
and will last two hours.

Centro
Camptesino
Centro Camptesino is
offering a fitness class June
11 and June 18. Call (561)
996-3988 to register.

Passion
for Fashion
Do you have style? Wear
the latest fashions? Would
you like to show off your
personal style? Young ladies
and young men ages 12-18
this is the event for you.
Come and show off your
style at the Clarence E.
Anthony Library's "Passion
for Fashion" show. Each par-
ticipant will receive a trophy
and certificate of participa-
tion. Refreshments will be
served to all participants.
Deadline for entry is June 17.
For more information con-
tact Elizabeth or Deborah at
(561) 992-8393.


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Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
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annexation questioned


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE A drive by
city commissioners to "square
off" the boundaries of the city
limits of Belle Glade has county
residents questioning the need
for the move.
As the commission faced
approving an inter-local agree-
ment with the county that would
establish the annexation, it also
had a chance to confront the con-
cerns of people living in the
enclaves and pockets it hopes to
bring in.


Affected homeowners spoke
out about the process at the June
6 Belle Glade Commission meet-
ing. According to them, the
process being used has put the
annexation in the hands of the
city and the county, without
regard to the opinions of the
homeowners.
Without major incentives or
reasons to move into the city, they
asked city officials to clarify Belle
Glade's position on the issue
before it moved forward.
City staff explained that,


through the will of the commis-
sion and the city manager, plan-
ning to square off the city limits
has resulted in the proposition to
welcome a total of 109 new
parcels of land into the city, locat-
ed in different areas. While that
number was initially only 10, sub-
sequent talks with county officials
has seen that number grow to its
current total.
Matthew Mills, with the city,
explained that the inter-local
agreement, if approved by all par-
ties, sets the city's goal into action


Family Fun Day: A time for family


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Rick Bethel took time out Saturday morning to help the kids learn to play a few rhyth-
mic beats at the Boys and Girls Club in Belle Glade. The activity was part of an overall
activity, called the Prime Time After School Aged Providers Family Fun Day. The event
was facilitated by Glades Community Development Corporation and children got a first-
hand look at different professions.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Many came out to join the children in the Family Fun Day held over the weekend in Belle
Glade.


in the easiest and most cost-effec-
tive way. The city has jagged
edges running throughout and
annexing would be to the city's
benefit, staff said.
That- road, however, elimi-
nates the need to canvass resi-
dents to ensure the success of the
annexation. It is justified under
language found in the Florida
Statutes.
Reading from an excerpt in
the statutes, Chapter 171, the
attorney explained that the law
dictates Belle Glade's stance for


addressing these enclaves.
Most likely because the
enclaves prove a barrier to the
fluid delivery of services, most
important among them being
emergency services, a city has the
option of annexing the properties
if they meet certain criteria in
order to establish the continuity
of such services.
Presently, city staff explained,
it becomes difficult and confusing
for the sheriff's office to respond
See Annexation Page 10


Police search



for suspect's



whereabouts


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The
search for a possible murder
suspect continues in Belle
Glade, with the police depart-
ment focused on the where-
abouts of Glen Norris.
Norris was placed at the
scene of the shooting death of
Junior Levi Walters, 44, of Belle
Glade, earlier this year. The
search is now a priority for the
police department.
The department continues
the search.and asks .the public
to help in the apprehension Of
Norris, while facing the possi-


See Suspect Page 10 Glen Norris


Hurricane



season is here


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Hurricane
season in the Atlantic Basin
brings with it the threat of hurri-
canes in the North Atlantic
Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf
of Mexico. With its official start
June 1, residents and agencies
in Florida begin initiatives
aimed at preparedness.
Last year's record-setting
hurricane season, which
brought down the wrath of a
number of hurricanes upon the
state, has helped to encourage
the public this year to begin
bracing for what forecasters
are saying will be another busy
season.
"Last year was awful, we


got hit with three hurricanes,"
said Lisa Waldon, Manager of
the Glades Area Branch of the
Red Cross. "It was really hard,
but we had the support of the
chapter."
A part of the post-disaster
initiative, Ms. Waldon, more so
than most, grappled with the
after-effects of the storms. Her
agency banded with the
national organization and set
up service centers throughout
the area to help the victims of
the hurricanes.
She still remembers the
days after the storms, working
up to 14-hour days for eight
See Hurricane Page 10


Shah celebrates anniversary


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Mubarik
Shah, a local physician, remem-
bers when he made the deci-
sion to leave his home in Pak-
istan to pursue a career in
America. It was a difficult
moment, but -the much choice
was inevitable in its outcome.
Today, he enjoys a career
locally and provides his services
to patients in the Glades area
with an office in Belle Glade.
Dr. Shah's first exposure to
the medical world, he said, was
through the stories his mother
told him of his father, who died
when Dr. Shah was only five
years old. His father had b6en a
country physician and Dr.
Shah's mother sometimes
remembered him.
His mother, who supported
her family after the death of her
husband, instilled the impor-
tance of education in her chil-
dren and urged them to follow
their dreams, no matter where


they led them.
"She said education was the
key," said Dr. Shah, who added,
"From childhood, I wanted to
be a doctor." He followed his
dreams and went to school to
become a doctor.
Later, as a young man enlist-
ed in the army and newly mar-
ried, he and his wife agreed that
they would make America their
new home.
"It was a difficult decision,"
said Dr. Shah, but America rep-
resented a new beginning for
the two and an escape from the
religious persecution that was
beginning to blanket Pakistan.
He had family in the Bronx in
New York, where he first
moved, but in time moved on in
his career. He applied for resi-
dency and began to work
throughout the area, eventually
moving to Pennsylvania, where
he opened a practice. He has a
medical degree with a distinc-
tion in surgery.


Dr. Shah remained in Penn-
sylvania for approximately 20
years, from 1983 to 2003.
The rising cost of insurance
dismayed the doctor, who
moved to Florida when insur-
ance in Pennsylvania skyrocket-
ed to triple its original amount.
He moved to the area on the
invitation of friends and family
who live in Wellington.
Soon, the doctor found his
way to Belle Glade, where the
lack of physicians in the area
made him take notice of the
rural town. He thought seriously
about the possibility of opening
a practice in Belle Glade, follow-
ing conversations with the
administration at Glades Gener-
al Hospital, and he eventually
acted on that thought. He has
been here since.
June marked his first year
anniversary. In Belle Glade,
where you can find him each
See Shah-- Page 10


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Happy Birthday Georgia
Happy "95" Birthday Grandma Georgia McBride. You have
been a blessing to us, Happy Birthday from your children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We love you.


Shutts and Lakatos
engagement
Ronald and Raygene Buff of
Clewiston are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Farrah Shutts to
Michael Lakatos, son of Joseph
and Linda Lakatos of Belle Glade.
Farrah is employed by Midway
Corporation and owner of SunSa-
tional Tans.
Michael is employed by Glades
Alarm Service.
The wedding ceremony will be
held at 6 p.m., June 18 at the
Community United Methodist
Church in Belle Glade.
The reception will be held at
The Belle Glade Elks Lodge
immediately following the cere-
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invited to attend. After returning
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The upside of being on the downside


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Fired New York Times reporter
Jayson Blair, let go after the San
Antonio Express-News accused
him of plagiarizing an article last
year, is writing a book about his
exploits, looking for a publisher
and trying to sign a movie deal.
He makes no apology for cashing
in on doing something wrong.
But if writing is not your thing,
run over revelers with your SUV.
NYC publicist, Lizzie Grubman,
mowed down 16 people with her
SUV and is back at work, more
successful than ever. Notoriety
brought her clients. Disgraced fig-
ure skater, Tonya Harding, once
famous for having someone beat
rival skater Nancy Kerrigan on the
knee with a lead pipe before the
1992 Winter Olympics, stepped
into a boxing ring against Paula
Jones, former President Clinton's
onetime favorite civil servant. She
made big bucks doing it.
Other ways to become suc-
cessful and make money you
can always lie to Congress, prac-
tice mail and wire fraud, or leak
government secrets. Check out


what's happening in the news
today.
For many, the step toward
fame and a financial fortune
begins with doing something bad.
They get caught, make the nation-
al news, temporarily face dishon-
or, disgrace and infamy. Then
they give interviews, tell all, say
they're sorry or not. Grant
more interviews and get contract
offers from publishers, movie pro-
ducers, TV or radio talk shows.
They find themselves quickly
restored to society, and make
loads of money.
This pattern is the new sce-
nario for success, American-style.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas
Mavericks, commenting on the
Kobe Bryant case, was quoted as
saying, "From a business perspec-
tive, it's great for the NBA. It's real-
ity television, people love train
wreck television and you hate to
admit it, but that is the truth, that's
the reality today." Perhaps he has
a point.
These days redemption is
cheap, and being disgraced isn't
so bad. People don't want to feel
bad about themselves, at least not
for very long, especially when


there's money to be made. We
are a people who want to feel
good about ourselves even after
doing wrong. According to USA
Today, what little suffering or
shame there is these days is
wickedly foreshortened. A person
transgresses. He or she is caught,
briefly chastised and redeemed -
all in five minutes.
The five-minute redemption
might work for a quick fix, and it
obviously may be profitable, but it
doesn't satisfy God. One example
of this is seen with the people of
the prophet Isaiah's day. They
went through the motions of
faith, and then wondered why
there was no restoration. The
answer was: Their hearts weren't
into it. They performed the rites,
but only because they thought
doing so would cause God to help
them. Redemption had become a
tool, a means to an end. In other
words they sought redemption
because they thought it would be
profitable for them. They didn't
make changes in behaviors that
mattered.
God sees the shallow heart for
what it is. Real justice didn't mat-
ter to the Israelites. Real reform


wasn't important. All that mat-
tered was the profit, not the
prophet. God didn't want their
sackcloth. God had no use for
their ashes, their false humility,
their quarreling or their fighting.
What God wanted was gen-
uine repentance, genuine
remorse, genuine reform. Turning
around to face God that is what
repentance really is. Turn from
darkness, turn to the light -
that's repentance.
God told the Israelites what
was needed help the poor, free
those in bondage, give food to the
hungry and clothes to the naked.
These are visible acts of faith and
repentance that arise only from a
heart that has turned around to
face God.
Do these things, says the
prophet, and God will guide you
continually, and satisfy your
needs in parched places, and
make your bones strong and you
shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water, whose
waters never fail (Isaiah 58:11).
Do these things and life will be
good. With or without a book
deal.


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James Ronaldo Jones, II, 23, of
Canal Point, died Sunday, May 29,
2005. Born Sept. 22, 1981 in Paho-
kee, Florida, Mr. Jones had been a
lifetime resident of Canal Point. He
enjoyed computers, fishing and
diving.
He was preceded in death by
his father, James R. Jones.
Survivors include his mother,
Sharon (David) Sours, of Canal
Point, sisters, Jennifer (Keith)
Hickman of Okeechobee; nieces,
Jordan and Kalyn Hickman of
Okeechobee; grandmother, Cora
Barnes of Trenton, New Jersey;
and a host of aunts, uncles and
cousins.
The family received friends at
the Funeral Home on June 3 from
10 a.m. until funeral service time
at 11 a.m.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.
Wilma Evelyn Warren
Wilma Evelyn Warren, 91, of
Branford, passed away June 1,
2005 in Branford. She was born
Jan. 8, 1914 in Fort Lauderdale to
Harney Altman and Delia Frances
Howell Altman.
Survivors include her son:
Leon H. Warren (Pat) of Pt. St.
Lucie, daughters: Velma E. Car-
rington (Fred) of Branford and
Laura Elizabeth Alford (Dean) of
Branford, sister: Hazel Reynolds of
New Bern, NC, Grandchildren:
Jeff Warren, Tammy Ballard, Char-
lie Warren, Brain Warren, Robert
Tyler, Naith Veal, Caroline Hill,
Tony Alford and Susan Flick and
15 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by
her husband Lonnie J. Warren
and sister, Edna Giese.
Funeral Services were held Sat-
urday, June 4, 2005 at 10 a.m. at
the Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
LaBelle with Reverend John
O'Bannon officiating. Interment
followed at. the Fort Denaud
Cemetery in LaBelle.
Mary 0. Miller
Mary 0. Miller, 94, of Belle
Glade, died Saturday, June 4, 2005
at Hendry Regional Medical Cen-
ter in Clewiston.
Mrs. Miller was born in Lily,
Florida in 1910. She had been a
resident of Belle Glade for over 60
years. Mrs. Miller was a member
of the First Baptist Church and the
Belle Glade Elks Club.
Survivors include her sons,
Paul R. Miller, of South Bay; John
W. Miller, of Belle Glade; daughter,
Jacquelyn V. Ceriale, of Auburn-
dale, Florida; 28 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren and seven
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Wednes-
day, June 8, 2005 from 10-11 a.m.
and service followed at 11 a.m. at
The First Baptist Church in Belle


Glade with Rev Gary Folds officiat-
ing interment followed at Hillcrest
Memorial Park in West Palm
Beach.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade.

Theodore "Pappa"
Larkin Beck
Theodore "Pappa" Larkin
Beck, 74, of Moore Haven, died
Friday, June 3, 2005. Born Oct. 17,
1930 to' Theodore Martin and Ida
Marie Strickland Beck, he had
been a lifetime resident of Moore
Have. He served in the U.S. Army
and was a Korean War Veteran.
He was a member of the First Bap-
tist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Julie Warren.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of 38 years, Wanda Faye
Whidden Beck of Moore Haven;
sons David L. Beck of Jacksonville,
Charlie Beck Dave W Beck and
Joey Beck, all of Moore Haven;
daughters, Vickie (David) Palladi-
no and Jennifer Beck of Moore
Haven and Evelyn beck of Jack-
sonville; 22 grandchildren; 16
great grandchildren; sisters, Bob-


bie (John) Swindle of Clewiston,
Virginia (Leroy) Roberts and Doris
(Larry) Williams, all of Lakeport.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at The
First Baptist Church in Moore
Haven,and interment followed in
Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the directions and care of the Bux-
ton West Lake Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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Emergency test

The Big Lake Amateur Radio tion relies on the generator
Club assists in the operations of capabilities there. Before the
the Hendry County emergency annual Field Day event, local
programs by providing skilled members will check antennas
communications operators to and feed lines that connect
get messages through in hurri- antennas to the radios in the
canes and other emergencies. shelter.
This month, club members Field Day is an exercise
will participate in "Field Day", a where radio stations across the
national exercise to test the nation operate for a 24-hour
emergency preparedness of our period under emergency condi-
communications networks and tions and attempt to communi-
their abilities to operate under cate with as many other emer-
emergency conditions. agency stations as possible. It
The principal communica- begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
tions site in Clewiston is at John June 25, and ends at 2 p.m. on
Boy Auditorium, where an ama- Sunday, June 26.
teur radio station is set up and The exercise includes putting
will be tested. up temporary emergency anten-
The center is prepared to nas when needed and operating
operate under emergency from batteries, solar power or
power conditions and the sta- generators, independent of the


session planned


usual sources of electricity. Dif-
ferent modes of communication
will be used, including voice,
telegraph, digital modes, inter-
facing computers with radio
transceivers and, in some set-
tings, amateur television sta-
tions.
A recent article in an amateur
radio journal emphasized that
having experience in handling
messages has proven to be the
most valuable asset when emer-
gencies strike.
Often, messages go through
various formats (voice to tele-
graph, to computer-linked sta-
tions, back to telegraph or voice,
etc.) and that the practice
among communications opera-
tors is essential if the message is
to get through.


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the stations will be open at the
John Boy Auditorium site. Every-
one is invited to come and see
this test drill in progress. Espe-
cially invited are those who
would like to share in emer-
gency communications at one of
our hurricane shelters, whether
licensed as a radio amateur or
not.

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communications in the Clewis-
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the accompanying hazards
should be taken seriously.
Florida holds the record for
the most people killed by light-
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and 2003, of the 756 persons
killed by lightning in the United
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da. Texas, which ranked number
two in lightning deaths, reported
52 fatal lightning strikes in that
same period.
While hurricanes may grab
the headlines, lightning kills
more people in Florida than any
other weather-related phenome-
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completely safe during a light-
ning storm. (Lightning can even
strike people who are indoors.)
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with Katrina Eisken


a storm, according to the
National Weather Service, is a
large, enclosed building. Once
inside a building, stay away from
electrical appliances and plumb-
ing fixtures.
Lightning can travel a great
distance through power lines or
phone lines. It is generally con-
sidered safe to use a cordless
phone, but the experts advise
against using a regular phone
during a lightning storm.
Open buildings, such as pic-
nic shelters are not considered
safe. Metal buildings, such as


storage sheds, are also unsafe.
If no suitable building is near-
by, an enclosed vehicle such as
an automobile, van or school
bus can be a good alternative.
Open vehicles, such as convert-
ibles, are not safe.
Inside the vehicle, roll up the
windows and avoid touching the
ignition, radio or doors until the
storm is over. Should lightning
strike the vehicle, the vehicle's
metal shell will conduct the
lightning around and away from
you. (It's only a myth that the
rubber tires provide insulation.)
Lightning can strike more
than 10 miles away from the
center of a thunderstorm. If you
hear a storm approaching, time
the delay between lightning and
the thunder. If there are 30 sec-
onds or less between the sound
of the thunder and the flash of
the lightning, you are within
striking range of the lightning
and should immediately seek
shelter.


Counting the seconds, how-
ever, does not always mean you
are safe because lightning can
sometimes strike beyond the
audible range of the storm.
That's why it's important to
check weather reports.
Most people who are struck
by lightning are not hit directly.
More often, they are struck by
current running through the
ground. This is called "side
flash".
The National Weather Service
provides the following tips for
treating lightning strike victims:
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Pro-
vide information about location
and about the lightning strike.
If the victim is in the open,
carefully move the victim to a
safer spot so the rescuers will
not be in danger.
If the victim is not breathing
and has no pulse, start mouth-
to-mouth resuscitation and CPR.


Vacation getting away from it or taking it with us?


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph. D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewis-
ton
John the Baptist had a direct
and abrasive style about him. He
would call people "a brood of
vipers (Mathew 3:7)" and tell
them that their old comfortable
ways would no longer work
(Luke 3:7ff).
Although he went off by him-
self, he still came to the attention
of the authorities and Herod did-
n't like John's criticism even
from a distance. John wound up
going to jail and was finally
beheaded. The trouble may well
have been that when he left
town and wanted to get away
from it all, he took himself with
him! Now it's vacation time.
Everyone is thinking once more
about "getting away from it all"
and going to some favorite place
to have some peace and quite.
A while ago, I called a man
on his cell phone number. He
told me he was driving across
South Carolina and was on vaca-
tion. The ubiquitous cell phone


serves as a perennial "leash"
and constant reminder that we
don't "get away from it all"
when it goes with us.
One vacation time, I was
asked where I was going and I
told the people at my Church
that I was going to tour the Euro-
pean countryside. "What will
we do if we want to get a hold of
you," I was asked? I had no
answer I didn't have a cell
phone and made no hotel reser-
vations in advance. I suggested
that I could call in every so often,
but didn't know where I'd be
staying or how long it would
take me to get home.
How often should I call in?
Nobody knew and I left names
of contact persons in cases of
emergencies then took off
"incommunicado" for a month.
Life went on. I took myself with
me. I came home. I wanted to
get away from it all and I did.
There were no tragedies and
nothing drastic had happened.
None of the contact persons
were called upon and all of the
potential "emergencies" never
happened.


Like John the Baptist, we take
ourselves with us whenever we
go anywhere. If we need to be in
touch, all well and good; but
don't talk about "getting away
from it all" because that's not it.
If we think people will tolerate
our abrasiveness because we're
away from home, think again. If
we go somewhere and set out to
criticize others and expect them
to appreciate our insights, we'll
be disappointed.
That's not "getting away from
it all" but living the same way in
a different location. That would
be a vacation that wouldn't help
refresh, heal, help us grow, give
us something to share when we
returned. What I like to do is to
try to take a part of "me" on
vacation that I don't ordinarily
get to see. There is a part of me
that likes to explore science
museums or sample restaurants
or browse in stores where I can
find things that I can't find at
home.
I hope I'm more likely to see
something new or find a new
way of doing things and learn
something to take home. I know


I might be "trapped" on a long
plane flight or train ride, so I'll
plan for it and take some books
that I've been waiting to read but
never got around to reading at
home. In short, I don't want to
take "me" with me on vacation, I
want to do something different
and think about different things.
Then the vacation becomes .a
vacation.
Religious people have been
doing similar things for a long
time. They're called "retreats".
You leave your cell phone at
home and go off to a spot where
you can shift gears, and think
about new things in a new set-
ting. That can be refreshing and
renewing.
People think about recre-
ational activities and I hope that
they can re-create in the true
sense of the word; doing some-
thing that is different, seeing
something that refreshes and
finding a new face of God's cre-
ation they hadn't seen before.
That fulfills my dream of "getting
away from it all" and being able
to be renewed by that special
time set aside every so often.


Volunteers needed for native vegetation plantings on WEA


WEST PALM BEACH The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission is looking for
volunteers to help plant native
trees and shrubs to enhance
wildlife habitat at the John C.
and Mariana Jones/Hungry land


Wildlife and Environmental
Area.
This volunteer effort is, Satur-
day, June 11 from 7 a.m. until
noon.
John C. and Mariana
Jones/Hungry land Wildlife and


Environmental Area is just inside
the main gate in Martin County
off of County Road 711, 1.5 miles
north of Indiantown Road (west
of Jupiter Farms). Lunch to be
provided.
Volunteers should wear long


pants, long sleeves and close
toed shoes, bring sunscreen, a
hat, and water, and prepare to
get dirty. To volunteer for this
planting, contact Beth Morford
at (561) 625-5122, ext. 142.


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Speak Out

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express your opinion or ask a question about public issues.
You are not required to give your name. While we want you to
speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for
clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Show your American pride
Flag Day, June 14, is approaching. It would be nice if everyone
would display the flag that day. After 9-11, everyone got very
patriotic and flew the flag. However, many of those flags are in
sad shape. It is improper and illegal to fly a flag that is tattered
and/or torn. George Washington said, and I quote, "We take the
stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it
by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her
and the white stripes go down to posterity representing liberty."

City employee?
Someone asked me a question today and I don't really know
the answer to it. Maybe you can find out and report it. Is the exec-
utive director of the chamber of commerce an employee of the
city of Pahokee? Thanks for your help.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. While the individual cham-
ber of commerce works very closely to the city in which they pro-
mote, the chamber is a privately run operation outside of local
control. In short, the executive director of the Pahokee Chamber
of Commerce is not hired by nor does she work directly for the
city.

Drowning in South Bay water costs
I would like to know why it is that the city of South Bay over-
charges when it comes to their water bill. And every time you go
in and file a complaint, nothing is done. They can never adjust
your bill and they charge you ridiculous prices on water you can't
even drink. It's not safe to cook with and probably not even safe
to bathe with. I would like for someone to do something about
this because the prices for the water in South Bay are ridiculous.
Every time you file a complaint, you never seem to be heard or
helped.

Good for you guys
I'd like to congratulate South Bay and Belle Glade on their
recent appropriations from the state budget for utilities. A job
well done. Pahokee used to get a lot of money from the appropri-
ations, but I guess the present administration hasn't figured out
how to do that yet.

Someone must know something
I'm calling on the follow up on "We want justice" on the
killing out there in the trailer park. The people out there working,
and the man killed on account of two junkies and the alcoholic.
They need to check the lower people of the trailer park where
they could tell what was going on. They done lose their life over
alcohol and a junkie. There's just one thing I want to know.
Somebody find out from law enforcement just who was the
woman in the trailer park that they wanted (her) dead and glad
she's dead.

Speed freaks
My name is (deleted) and is there any way you can print a
question., to a policeman or to the sheriff's department to see if
they can answer it if they would. Why is it that they can speed
with no lights or no sirens on? Is it because of their badge? They
put their pants on one leg at a time like I do. I'd just like an
answer to that question if they'd answer it. I work in West Palm
and come all the way back over here and they do 80 or 85 with no
problem. But if you do over 65, they ticket you. I'd like that ques-
tion answered, if there's any policeman out there that would.

Responsibility starts at home
I recently asked someone to explain to me the reason Glades
Central and Pahokee continue to make the lowest FCAT grades in
the state. Well, you guessed it. They said it was because of the
teachers. Come on people, stop blaming someone else. When
babies stop having babies and parents start taking responsibility
and start teaching kids English, not cuss words or other words,
then we may see some change. Stop blaming teachers and put
the blame on the one in the mirror.

Land grab
You know the Internet is a wonderful thing. People of Paho-
kee, why don't you go on the Internet and go to the Property
Appraiser's Office and just check on who is buying all the land
throughout Pahokee.

We all want justice
I'm calling about "We want justice." Right now, the lady in the
white van hasn't been questioned about her part in the murder
and the people in the trailer park are still waiting for the police to
get in touch with them, so they can answer a lot of questions.
That's right. I don't know who had the sene to put it in there, but
I'm glad they did, because we in the trailer park do want justice.
Because it was not fair the way the child had been coerced and
picked at.

Practice what you preach
I just read in the Sun about the illegal parking crackdown in
Pahokee. I thought.that was a good idea. After all, we don't need
any broken waterlines. But I just saw a Pahokee city car parked in
the swell by the old Nativity Church. If you are going to enforce
this, you need to practice what you preach.







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Community Profile: Patricia McLean


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: Patricia McLean.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I hail from New York, but
I've also lived in Pennsylvania.
I've lived in New Jersey and, for
a short period of time, I lived in
the Canary Islands. I moved to
Florida in 1992, the day before
Hurricane Andrew, so I had
quite a little welcome. My mom
lived down here. As a single
mother, I had two children, and I
needed help with childcare.
Q: What do you do?
A: My solid work background
is Aviation. I was a flight atten-
dant for 10 years, international,
so I've traveled all over the
world. I stayed in aviation on the
ground, flight operations and it
was a total of 25 years I've been
in aviation. When I moved to
Florida, I had difficulty finding
an aviation job and I looked for
something with transferrable
skills and I ended up in the Palm
Beach Police Department. I was
in dispatch as a 9-1-1 operator
and then I transferred to the
records unit in order to pursue
my degree. I have a bachelor
degree in public management
from FAU.
(Q: What are your duties
here?) It's a variety. As you go
from municipality to municipali-
ty, city clerk is a very unique
position every place has a dif-
ferent set of duties. I'm finding
that here in Pahokee, the key is
versatility. For example, shortly
after I started, I discovered that I
had to become the traffic viola-
tions bureau the whole
bureau. So, that was a new one
for me. I've been coordinating
that with code enforcement and
the police department and the
city attorney. Of course, I do the
usual things that all city clerks
do, which is the resolutions, the
ordinances, the minutes. A lot of
the clerical duties are the same
from place to place.
April 11 was my first day. I
love it. It's a very unique com-
munity, it's different from any
place I've lived or worked. The
people are very civic-minded.
The turnout at city commissions,
a lot of people say, there's a lot
of opinionated people that's
not a bad thing. It's good that the
government has the opportunity
to be reflective of what the peo-
ple want. If the people say what
they want, then the government
can respond. In other'places,
you get people who sit in their
sofas with the remote control
and just complain about what's
going on. At least here, they par-
ticipate.
Q:Why?
A: Actually it is the versatility.
It's not the run-of-the-mill,


"The more you do, the more you can do. If some-
body plays the tune a little faster, you dance a
little faster. That's kind of the name of the
game."
Patricia McLean


where you come in and just type
or do a little research, it gets a
whole lot more involved. I tend
to get sidetracked easily so I
have to refocus and complete
the task that I've already started,
regardless of what's involved:
It's just the amount of things that
I can get involved in. I've been
writing some policies for Ms.
Latimore simply because I've
been exposed to some of that
and I have the experience and
some of the training.
(Q: What attracted you to
Pahokee?) I was looking to
make a change. I had gotten my
bachelor's degree and it was
time to move on. I had reached
as high as I was going to go in
the police department in Palm
Beach. It was just a question of
when and where. I had applica-
tions all over. During the inter-
view process, I rejected a few
offers. Then the offer came up
for Pahokee. To tell you the
truth, in preparation for my oral
interview, I did a lot of research
into the demographics of Paho-
kee and it was pretty dismal. It's
a tremendous unemployment
rate, it's a very high crime index,
it's a high illiteracy rate, low edu-
cation. The poverty level is
incredible. I thought, "I must be
crazy driving 40 miles out for an
interview for a job I really don't
want." But when I got out here
and spoke to Ms. Latimore, I
came to realize that there's
tremendous possibilities out
here.
This is an opportunity to
change the course of history
under Ms. Latimore's leader-
ship. Although she's not my
direct boss, she just lit a fire in
me that said, "These demo-
graphics are temporary. This is
something that can be turned
around." This is something that
can be changed and I can be
part of it. It's interesting that at
this stage of the game, I'm not
learning about the government,
I'm not teaching the govern-
ment, I actually am the govern-
ment. The interesting part about
that revelation was the fact that I
always have been. In America,
we are the government. Every
single person who comes to the
commission meeting who


stands up and speaks their mind
really is the government.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I am a hard worker. I'm
probably a work-a-holic. I'm a
single mother. When my chil-
dren were little, there were fre-
quently times where I had two,
three, even four jobs at a time
and attended college. (Q: Wasn't
that exhausting?) No. The more
you do, the more you can do.
You just do it. If somebody plays
the tune a little faster, you dance
a little faster. That's kind of the
name of the game. Now that my
children are a little older, I've
found that I still have that work
ethic. It doesn't bother me to
stay late for meetings. There are
times where I don't get out of
here until 10:30 at night. On
weekends I take work home, I
just find it very interesting. Some
projects like the commission
meeting minutes, those are way
behind from previously, I find
myself taking those home and
doing them at home simply
because it has to be done. The
sooner it gets done, the more it's
off my mind. (Q: Is this being
passed down to your children?)
Absolutely. They're not shy
about hard work. My oldest
daughter is in the United States
Air Force. She's been in since
2000. She's a computer special-
ist in network security she's
brilliant. My other daughter is sit-
ting right there, she's going into
eleventh grade. She's also bril-
liant.
Q: What scares you?
A: What scares me is not
being prepared. For example, in
a commission meeting, if I don't
have all my ducks lined up or if
somebody asks me a question
that I haven't researched proper-
ly or that I don't know. I don't
like to say, "Oh, I don't know,
but I'll get you the answer."
Then I have to do my homework
and figure out what's what and
get back to it.
Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: I love the Mannheim
Steamroller, Christmas Album.
It's all familiar music. A lot of
hymns, a lot of regular Christ-
mas music, but it's very upbeat
and up-to-date. (Q: Can you lis-


ten to that in July?) Of course, no
rules. There are no rules in
music.
Q: What irks you?
A: I have to work on having
patience. When I lose my
patience, I get upset with myself.
I'm not the most patient person
when I have to wait in line or if
somebody is being inefficient.
Poor customer service just really
bothers me. It takes nothing to
smile. If you're busy, it takes
nothing to say, "I'll be with you
in a minute." It just bothers me
sometimes that people don't
take the extra step. In my
younger years I probably was,
maybe not a hothead, but cer-
tainly not the most patient per-
son. Sometimes, a little vocal
about it. I see these traits in my
daughters now, so it's dejavu.
Q: What memory do you
hold dear?
A: I do remember the birth of
both my children. The experi-
ence itself was somewhat
unpleasant, but as you come out
of the fog of the pain and
screaming and all that stuff, it's
just incredible to hold this new
life in your hands that you have a
tremendous responsibility to.
You feel so protective. It's very
humbling, to say the least. It
puts a whole lot of things in per-
spective.
(Q: What can you say about
your daughters?) They're my
life. Even Mary up in Delaware,
she cuts herself and I bleed. This
one, she inhales, I exhale. It's
like we're still connected. We
just never cut the cord and it's
never going to happen.
(Q: Being a single mother
and having to raise two children,
was there a special bond greater
than normal in your relationship
with them?) We're the three
musketeers. I know that we're
closer than a lot of people, prob-
ably because we've been
through a lot. Even in all those
years where I worked so many
jobs, they were always my life
and they always will be.
(Q: Will you ever be prepared
to see them leave?) Never. I
mean they can run, but they
can't hide.


Pet Corner


Question: Dear Doc Savvy! I
heard you mention that you can
microchip pets a few weeks ago
on The Savvy Vet Show. Can you
tell me more about how that is
done? Thanks Doc. Frank in
Belle Glade.
Answer: Dear Frank, There
are several companies which
make them, and I have had
opportunities to use all of them.
In my opinion, Avid microchips
are the best choice. They are the
most commonly used, easiest to
administer, and have universal
detection service, and devices.
So, administration of the
* microchip is easy. It is a simple
injection, just like a vaccination.
It is placed between the shoul-
der blades, and under the skin.
This way, in the event that your
pet is lost and picked up by any
Animal Care and Control Ser-
vice, Humane Society, or veteri-
nary hospital they can scan your
pet to identify information to
contact you. Once the identifica-
tion is made, it is as simple as a
few phone calls. My Chihuahuas
Sami and Luigi have microchips,
and I recommend it for dogs,
cats, horses, iguanas, guinea
pigs, ferrets, snakes, rabbits,
hamsters, and gerbils. Thanks


emotional decision to make for
your pet! As far as what to do
afterwards, here are the options:
1.) Cremation Services:
Either a private service with the
ashes returned to you, or a serv-
ice where the ashes are dis-
posed of in accordance with the
county regulations.
2.) 2.) Burial Services: It is
against the law to bury a pet
within city limits! However, out-
side of city limits is ok. There are
various pet cemetery locations
for personal burials, and monu-
ments.
3.) 3.) Memorials: Various
memorials in honor of your pet


for that great question Frank.
Have a great one, Doc Savvy.
Question: Dear Doc Savvy. It
is hard enough to make the deci-
sion of when to consider
euthanasia for your pet, but
what are a pet's owner's options
for your pet's remains? Is it legal
to bury your pet in your back
yard? Thank you for your weekly
column! It is a wonderful forum
for pet lovers! Anonymous in
Clewiston.
Answer: Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for your apprecia-
tion! Yes, euthanasia is a very


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Reply to "Can't get my
records" Speak Out
Glades General Hospital's
radiology department recently
upgraded and expanded to a
new state-of-the-art computer-
ized filming system. Between the
go-live of this upgrade and the
discontinuation of the former
system, our information systems
expert blocked a virus. In order
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can be made. Examples are The
Animal Rescue League's Memo-
rial Wall, The Star Registry-nam-
ing a star after your pet (both
Sami and Luigi have this already
of course!) and, having a tree
planted in your pet's name.
I hope this answers your
question. Take care Anony-
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Arrests


Pahokee Police Dept.
arrest report
(Editor's note: The following
individuals are not presumed guilty
until
May 23- Derrick Richardson, 32,
BM, Domestic Violation
May .23- Juvenile, 17, BM,
Assault
May 23- Juvenile, 17, BM,
Assault
May 23- Juvenile, 17, BM,
Assault
May 23- Marvin J. Wells, 21, BM,
F.T.A.
May 23- Lawrence Williams,
25,BM, Fleeing -DWLS
May 24- Wendy Robinson,
41,BF, Abuse
May 25- Derricks L. Roberts,
39,BM, Battery Domestic
May 27- Roy J. McKelton,
39,BM, Gambling -Dice
May 28- Alvin Pitman, 27, BM,
Poss. of Vehicle w/ altered Vin
number
May 28- Juvenile, 16, BF, Bur-
glary/Resist w/violence
May 28- Tony Kinster, 27, BM,
Grand Theft Auto, Altered Vin num-


May 28- Robert L. Johnson,
24,BM, Warrant
May 29- Marquetta Scott, 21, BF,
Agg. Assault
May 30- Jimmy Mcalister, 57,
BM, Weapon Writ Whs, Dealing
stolen goods
May 30- Willie J. Mathis, 50, BM,
Burglary, Domestic Violence
Clewiston Police
Department arrest
report
May 28- Chris Kraus-Barraza,
poss. of cocaine
May 28- Garrett James- Holmes,
poss. and distribution of cocaine
May 28- Armando Reyes, DUI
May 28- Esteban Gaspar, open
container
May 28- Alberto Flores, open
container
May 28- Roberto Melchor, open
container
May 28- Balerio Anastasio, open
container
May 28- Herbert Monske, DL
suspension


May 29- Jorge Valadez, DUI
May 29- Jaime Valadez, obstruc-
tion of law
May 29- Raul Valadez, obstruc-
tion of law
May 30- Ryan K. Williams,
prowling
May 31- Jackie D. Simpson, war-
rant
June 01- Jessica I. Cabaza, dis-
turbance
June 01- Reginald Ford, Battery
June 02- Carlton Rush, poss. of
cocaine to sell, warrant
June 02- Sylvester Ross, poss. of
drug equipment
June 02- Luis Pastor Cantillo,
warrant
June 02- Sarah L. Bailum, retail
theft
June 02- Lance McCullough-
sale of crack cocaine, fleeing and
eluding
June 02- Gene Golden, sale of
cocaine
Belle Glade Police Dept.
arrest report
May 30- Willie Stevenson, 41,
child abuse, felony domestic vio-
lence, resisting arrest with violence
May 31- Juvenile, 15, burglary,
possession of burglary tools, resist-
ingarrest without violence


May 31- Juvenile, 14, burglary,
resisting arrest without violence
May 31- Juvenile, 14, burglary,
resisting arrest without violence
May 31- Aetavious Wrren, 25,
Lewd or lascivious molestation,
lewd or lascivious battery
June 01- Devoxist Allen, 19,
attempted robbery with a firearm
June 01-Juvenile, 16, attempted
robbery with a firearm
June 01-Juvenile, 16, attempted
robbery with a firearm
June 01- Edwin Eugene Denard,
43, burglary, grand theft
June 05- Juvenile, 17, resisting
officer without violence, disorderly
intoxication, failure to obey lawful
order
June 05- Jesus NoelColoa-Fon-
seca, 25, Driving Under the influ-
ence
June 05- Juvenile, 14, retail theft,
poss. of alcohol by a minor
June 05- Juvenile, 10, retail theft,
poss. of alcohol by a minor
June 05-Juvenile, 12, retail theft,
poss. of alcohol by a minor
June 05- Juvenile, 12, retail theft
June 05-Juvenile, 12, retail theft
June 05- Aaren Johnson, 21,
domestic battery
June 05- Patrick Jean, 22,
domestic battery


Crist Testifies Before Congressional Panel


WASHINGTON, D.C. Florida
Attorney General Charlie Crist told
a Congressional subcommittee
that finding a solution to the perva-
sive problem of sex crimes against
children will require cooperation at
all levels of government and a
multi-faceted approach including
prevention, education, tracking
and enforcement. Crist testified at
the request of the House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime, Terror-
ism and Homeland Security at a
hearing in the Rayburn Office
Building.
"Nothing government does
matters as much as protecting the
safety and well-being of our .law-
abiding citizens, especially our chil-
dren," said Crist. "Sex offenders
and predators represent the worst
of society, and it is up to govern-

ment at all levels to make sure they
are not allowed to terrorize the

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County is seeking public assis-
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of Truth Miller, a.k.a. Tee.
Miller is described as a black
male, with black hair, and brown
eyes. He is listed as being 5'9" tall
and weighs 135 pounds. His iden-
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word "love" on his left arm, ang
his last known address is SE 2nd
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He is wanted for two counts of
felony sale of cocaine.
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regarding the whereabouts of
Miller, please call (800) 458-TIPS
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most innocent among us."
Crist testified as part of a four-
person panel as the subcommittee
considers numerous bills address-
ing various aspects of sex crimes
against children. The Attorney Gen-
eral discussed Florida's experience
with such cases, particularly since
the shocking February 2004 abduc-
tion and murder of 11-year-old Car-
lie Brucia in Sarasota. Other high-
profile Florida cases include this
year's abductions and murders of
Jessica Lunsford and Sarah Lunde.
Crist told the subcommittee of
numerous steps Florida has taken
to minimize the risk to children
posed by sex offenders and preda-
tors. These measures include:
A new online database that
enables parents to learn when reg-
istered sex offenders live near their
homes, schools or other locations
their children visit. Since it was
unveiled on May 17, the Neighbor-
hood Search function has been
accessed by more than 350,000
Internet visitors
The Attorney General's Office
association with NetSmartz, an
interactive educational safety
resource that teaches youngsters
and teens how to be safe on the
Internet. NetSmartz was created by
the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children and the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Anm erica;
Escape School, a program
implemented by the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office in Florida where
experts teach children how to
make smart, safe choices in poten-
tially dangerous situation. To date,
the Attorney General's Office has
conducted 25 Escape School pro-
grams around the state attended by
some 4,669 Florida children and
parents;
Passage of the Jessica
Lunsford Act, which establishes
longer prison sentences for crimi-
nals who sexually molest children
and requires tracking devices once
they do get out;
Intensified enforcement and
prosecution efforts by Florida crim-
inal justice agencies, most recently


last week's conviction of a 52-year-
old Orange County man who tried
to use an Internet chat room to lure
a 13-year-old boy in reality, an
undercover officer to his home to
engage in sexual activity and view
child pornography.
"We cannot rely on one single
approach, or one single level of
government, to successfully target
sex crimes against children. We
must maintain and expand preven-
tion initiatives, tracking activities
and enforcement efforts. We must
fight the battle at the local level and
the state level," Crist said in his pre-
pared testimony. "But in the end,
the success of these efforts will
depend on the overall coordination
and resources that can come only
through a nationwide commit-
ment to wiping out this blight. With
the well-being of American youth
at stake, no amount of commit-
ment can be .considered too
much."
Crist praised the efforts of mem-
bers of Florida's Congressional Del-
egation for their dedication to find-
ing workable solutions on this
important issue, including Reps.
Mark Foley, Katherine Harris and
Ginny Brown-Waite. He pledged to
work with the federal government
to develop and implement mean-
ingful procedures to protect chil-
dren from sex offenders, who he
called "a blight on society."
"I believe it was no accident that
the Founding Fathers stressed the
importance of safety and security
by placing in the very first line of the
U.S. Constitution the mandate that
the very purpose of our govern-
ment is 'to insure domestic tran-
quility.' Little we do as public ser-
vants-will really matter if we do not
do something to prevent our most
innocent citizens from falling victim
to the unspeakable horrors com-
mitted by sex offenders and preda-
tors;" said Crist.
Other witnesses on the panel
with Attorney General Crist were
Laura H. Parsky, Deputy Assistant
Attorney General of the Criminal
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Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports
that the Hendry County Sheriff's
Office assault on narcotics in
Hendry County has led to two
more arrests. A traffic stop by
the HCSO Road Patrol utilizing
the HCSO K-9 Unit resulted in
the discovery of 23 small zip-
lock bags of cocaine and led to
information for an investigation
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phernalia. The investigation led
to the arrest of, David Ozuna,
age 48, for possession of
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Ramiro Ozuna, age 56, was
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Middle schoolers learn nursing


WEST PALM BEACH Palm
Healthcare Foundation, Inc.
(PHF) recently hosted 480 Palm
Beach County middle school stu-
dents at their Third Annual Nurs-
ing event at the Kravis Center in
West Palm Beach.
"This event introduces stu-
dents to the nursing profession
and shows them how rewarding
a career in nursing can be," said
Suzette Wexner, president, PHF.
"This type of initiative is especially
important in light of the current
nursing shortage in Palm Beach
County."
Nurses from area hospitals
lead students through interactive
activities to demonstrate the
tremendous possibilities that can
be found in a nursing career. Stu-
dents suited up in scrubs and sur-
gical masks to participate in
hands-on activities such as a baby
unit, fat analysis, blood pressure
readings and pulse monitoring. A
germ-detecting light showed stu-
dents the importance of keeping
clean while a slideshow of real-
life injuries flashed on the wall to
demonstrate the daily chores of a
nurse.
High school nursing students
were on hand to speak to middle
schoolers about elective pro-
grams that enable teenagers to
work toward their nursing degree


while attending high school.
Sherry Canty was at the event
to spread the word about Glades
Central Health Science Academy
(GCHSA) in Belle Glade. Canty
runs a high school nursing pro-
gram at GCHSA.
"I grew up in Belle Glade," said
Canty. "This is my chance to
address the nursing shortage and
give back to the community."
The Explore Nursing Track for
middle school students was spon-
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included a continuing education
seminar for nurses, which offered
free classes and contact hour
credits.
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Palm Beach County students took some first hand training
while undergoing what it is like to be a nurse while attending
the third annual nursing event, held at the Kravis Center, in
West Palm Beach.


Girl Scouts tour birthplace of founder


Over the summer, Senior Girl
Scout Troop traveled to Savannah,
Georgia. Their first stop was the
birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low,
founder of Girl Scouts of the United
States of America. Mingling with
Girl Scouts from across the country
gave them the opportunity to find
out about Scouting in other states.
The troop spent the morning
touring Juliette's childhood home
and viewing a presentation of what
her life was like growing up in the
late 1800's. In the afternoon, they
took an art class and learned about
Juliette's many hobbies, painting,
sculpting and ironwork, to name a
few.
The following evening, the girls
joined another Senior Girl Scout
Troop from Texas for a Victorian
Dinner. All enjoyed picking out
dresses reminiscent of the time
period, while listening to the rules
of proper etiquette for hosting and
attending a dinner party of that era.
The food was excellent and the
conversation was soft and demure
during the meal, which is quite an
accomplishment for 18 teenage
girls.
The next three days were filled
with even more history. The troop
visited the home of Andrew Low,
Juliette's father-in-law. This house
was given to Juliette and William
Low after their marriage and
became Juliette's home for most of
her adult life.
.During time spent at the Mighty
Eighth Air Force Museum, the girls
watched a demonstration of a
bombing mission over Germany
and learned how vulnerable our
young men were during World
War II. They also saw an exhibit of
the inside of a POW barracks and
the different types of planes that
flew in the war.
The guide escorted the troop
behind the scenes of several rooms
filled with artifacts, everything from
pictures, to weapons, to maps, and
clothing, which had been donated
by soldiers and their families.
Before they left, they had a great
honor of meeting three veterans of
World War II. They had flown with
the Mighty Eighth Air Force and
were visiting the museum. They
told us how they'd been shot
down over Germany and ended up
in a POW camp. Two of the men
belonged to the same crew, while
the third man's plane was shot
down five days later and he was
taken to the same POW camp.
Each man had turned 20 only a few
months prior to being captured.


Troop at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, in Savannah,
Georgia with veterans from World War II, Joe Frechette -
pilot P17, John Fitzgerald navigator P17, and Gerald Lay
- co-pilot P17.


Troop at The Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low. From left to
right, Johanis Bair, Dianelys Chancey, Stephanie Kirchman,
Jessica Bair, Stefanie Mayo, Tamara Villatoro, Rosa Men-
doza, Judy Chancey, Samantha Hodges, Danielle Powell and
Dollie Mayo.


The troop visited Old Fort Jack-
son on the Savannah River where
their guide treated them as new
recruits. For two hours, he gave
them a brief taste of what it was
like to train as soldiers and live at
the fort. The girls reported the activ-
ity as fun, but at the end decided
they'd rather go camping.
At the Tybee Island Lighthouse,
the girls climbed 179 steps to the
top. Some of them even walked
outside on the walkway that cir-
cled the light.
The central of Georgia Round-
house Museum was another inter-
esting place. The roundhouse is
one of the few still in existence. The
girls saw an antique steam engine,
a luxurious private car, and various
other engines. They learned about
the many people it took to keep the
trains in operation: Blacksmiths,
ironworkers, carpenters, engi-
neers, and people who uphol-
stered the interior of the passenger
cars all worked at this station.


On their last night in Savannah,
the girls embarked on a ghost tour
of the Historic District. Many types of
ghosts call Savannah home. There
is even a resident ghost in the Gor-
don Home, Juliette's grandmother.
While there, the girls sampled a
variety of cuisine. The Pirate's
House was reported as being their
favorite restaurant. It not only had
good food, but was a lot of fun.
They sang pirate songs, told jokes,
and made a lot of noise, which was
a complete opposite to the Victori-
an Dinner.
Everyone had a wonderful time
and the girls agree that their two
years of hard work during calendar
and cookie sales was worth it.
These are memories they will cher-
ish all of their lives. The troop
thanks the businesses and citizens
of the Glades who supported the
troop throughout the years. The
girls plan to work hard for the next
two years and save up for another
great trip.


School Happenings

Lakeside Academy side Academy in Belle Glade. ance counseling.
Mary H. Rainey joins the staff Many area residents know her The school will also benefit
at Lakeside Academy. Miss as a highly energetic educator from Ms. Rainey's ability to attract
Rainey, who for many years has with the ability to motivate stu- top local teachers to work with
been a teacher, guidance coun- dents to excel. Lakeside Academy our students. Lakeside Academy
selor, and administrator in the students will benefit greatly from welcomes Ms. Mary Rainey to our
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First place Dixie AAA sponsored by Popeye's. Coach-
es, Luis Rosquete, Jesse Quesada, Bernice Pereiro. Back
row, Luis Rosquete, Bernice Pereiro, Jesse Quesada, and
Bradon Cortez. Second row, Luis Rosquete Jr., Manuel
Pereiro, Emanuel Quesada, and Casey Crawford. Front
row, Amar Ali, Rolando Perez, Juan Ortega, Ali-Ali, Dustin
Guranious, and Eric Garcia not pictured: Tom Adams.


Courtesy photo
First place major Dixie Youth sponsored by Glades
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Brown. Front row left to right, Julian Mendoza, Rashad
Williams, Victor Venegas, Andre Rios, Robbie McCarthy,
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Sports Briefs


Golf Tournament
The Boys and Girls Club is
hosting a golf tournament June
18 at the Belle Glade Golf Course,
starting at 8:30 a.m.-.They are
seeking foursomes to play in the
tournament. It is $50 per individ-
ual to play. Prizes for first, second,
and third place teams, as well as
for the longest drive, closest to the
pin, and a car for making a hole-
in-one at the designated hole will
be awarded. You can also pur-
chase Ball Drop tickets for $5
each for a chance to win $500.
Contact Kathy Miller at (561) 992-
5399 for more information. '
Fishing Tournament
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program will
be taking place soon. Horizons

Action plan
"Today is a day of recognition;
a time to recognize the founda-
tions of reclaiming a magnificent
treasure," said Florida Sen. Ken
Pruitt yesterday while addressing
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Water Resources
Advisory Commission at its meet-
ing in Jupiter. "It will take unified
efforts to reverse the dismal treat-
ment of Lake Okeechobee; after
all, it is an economic lifeline of the
region and the ecosystem
lifeblood for South Florida."
Last year's multiple hurricanes
and associated heavy rainfall
churned up phosphorus-laden
sediment, ripped up critical vege-
tation, and caused a rapid rise in
lake level endangering the eco-
logical health of the lake.
Recognizing the urgent need to
expedite phosphorus-reduction
projects to help recovery efforts
for Lake Okeechobee, Pruitt out-
lined his "Our Lake, Our
Future" plan of attack. The
2005 Legislature, with strong sup-
port from Governor Bush and the
citizens of Florida, passed new


Fishing Tournament (Kingfish,
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the brokerage firm of Robert W.
Baird & Company, Inc.
A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 pm at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.
Tournament registra-
tion
Registration for the Get Kids
Hooked on Fishing, not Drugs
fishing tournament will take place
at 8 a.m. June 18, on the morning
of the tournament. Registration
will take place at the Clewiston
boat ramp. Contact the Clewiston
Police Department for more'infor-
mation.
Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 16, lines in at 7


a.m. lines out by 3 p.m. and an
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
can be expected. Departing from
any inlet; weigh in at Riviera
Beach Marina, 1950 E 13th Street,
Riviera Beach, $175 per boat until
June 15; $200 per boat until July
10; $250 per boat until July 14. For
more information contact Beth
Charbonneau at (561) 227-5157,
Special Events Coordinator Hos-
pice of Palm Beach County or
Willie's Bait and Tackle (561) 848-
4484.
Summer Tumbling
Camp
Clewiston Performing Arts
Center with Mrs. Mammen and
Ms. Escobar, June 6-16 Monday-
Thursday, $45 plus $15 registra-
tion, if new to CPAC, ages five and
up. Beginning 2:15-3:15 p.m.,
Intermediate 3:15- 4:15 p.m.,


Advance 4:15-5:15 p.m. Registra-
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Thursday, May 5, from 6-7 p.m. at
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For more information call (239)
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Glade Day School will be host-
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plenty of funalong the way. For
questions about the camp or reg-
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Glades Day School, 400 Gator
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Checks Payable to Glades Day
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to speed the recovery of ailing lake


legislation and $30 million in
appropriations to:
Rapidly implement the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Plan
Require implementing agen-
cies to develop priorities for annu-
al budget requests
Further promote and imple-
ment agricultural waste manage-
ment techniques called "best
management practices"
Continue to reduce maxi-
mum daily phosphorus loads
entering the lake; and
Review operational sched-
ules for Lake Okeechobee, its trib-
utary basins and lakes, and con-
necting estuaries.
"Approximately $96 million
have been allocated toward Lake
Okeechobee cleanup efforts since
2000; that is just the proverbial
'drop in the bucket' of the total
that will be needed to restore this
majestic wonder," Pruitt said. "We
expect funding for Lake Okee-
chobee protection to increase in
future years."
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and recovery efforts, the South
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trict is establishing a special Water
Resources Advisory Commission
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members will be recommended
for approval at the June 8
Governing Board meeting in
Miami.
"We know that the creation of
a committee, passing legislation
and funding projects will not sud-
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"It is going to take perseverance
and sustained, cohesive effort. I


am committed to walk arm-in-
arm with the committee to make
it happen. The inception of the 15-
year Lake Okeechobee Protection
Plan was a major step in the right
direction but we have just started
to turn the corner in this ongoing
battle. The next 10 years will be
the true barometer for the lake's
future."
The first monthly WRAC Lake
Okeechobee Committee meeting
will be Wednesday, June 29, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Florida
Water Management District head-
quarters in West Palm Beach.


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Annexation
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to a parcel of land located almost
within the city but under the obli-
gation of the county, with the
properties and land next to it
falling under the jurisdiction of the
police department.
"Valuable time is wasted in get-
ting those emergency services,"
said Mr. Mills.
The other issue, explained City
Manager Houston Tate, has to do
with looking to tomorrow and the
future development of the city. It is
a growth management issue, he
said.
Though the new citizens
would pay higher taxes after com-
ing into the city, they see other
benefits as well, including a lower
cost for city-provided services
such as water and sewer. Accord-
ing to Finance Director Stacie
Rimes, to live outside the city lim-
its means a person must pay a 50-
percent surcharge for water and
sewer. Once inside, new residents
will pay 50-percent less on their
bills.
But concerned homeowners
weren't satisfied with the explana-
tion. They were unhappy that the


Suspect
Continued From Page 1
ability that he may have fled the
country following the incident.
In May, officers dispatched to
the crime scene, at the 700 Block
of Southwest Avenue C in Belle
Glade, found Walters suffering
from multiple gunshot wounds
throughout his body. The loss of
the blood and the severity of his
injuries proved fatal.
According to law enforcement
officials, jealousy seemed to have
fueled the homicide.
Based on the investigation that
followed, the police department
issued a BOLO for Glen Norris, 48,


city sent them each a letter late in
the process regarding the annexa-
tion. Letters from the city were
received last Friday by the home-
owners in preparation for Mon-
day's meeting.
One property owner, Winifred
Tolbert, simply wanted answers.
"Give me another reason other
than emergency services," she
asked commissioners. "We can't
stop progress, and I don't want to
stop progress, but you have to
explain it to me. Right now, you
haven't done that."
Attorney Margaret Cooper, rep-
resenting Fritz Stein and a number
of other affected parties, asked the
commission to hold off on its deci-
sion until a greater level of discus-
sion between homeowners and
the city could be resolved.
She expressed concern that the
city's perceived definition of an
enclave does not fit all of the prop-
erties under consideration for
annexation.
The current agreement before
the commission disqualifies unde-
veloped properties, of which Ms.
Cooper said there were several
included in the 109 parcels.
"Bypassing these folks and not
talking to them is just wrong," she
told commissioners at the meet-
ing. "What you ought to do is not


and formerly of 1508 NW Avenue
F in Belle Glade.
Officials ask residents to call in
with information on his where-
abouts.
Norris is described as a black
male of Jamaican descent. He is
5'5" and weighs approximately
150 pounds. He has black hair
and brown eyes.
Norris is believed to have
acquaintances in the Boca Raton
area, and has family in Belle
Glade. Norris has family members
in Canada as well, and officials
point to his leaving the country
following the shooting as a possi-
bility.
Officials have not yet found
Norris, but are using their full


move forward with this tonight."
Though the majority of the
commissioners made it clear that
annexation for the parcels in
question is their eventual goal, city
officials agreed to set up a work-
shop to listen to the concerns
raised at Monday night's meeting.
Mayor Steve Wilson seemed
most concerned with having the
city answer the questions raised
by Ms. Cooper. He offered to set
up a meeting between the two
parties in question, the homeown-
ers and their attorney and the
city's lead attorney on the issue,
Brad Biggs.
The workshop meeting will be
set up to allow residents to ask the
questions necessary in under-
standing the issue. Though the
date of that meeting was not avail-
able in time for this article, city
commissioners hoped that resi-
dents would get a chance to speak
prior to the next city meeting, dur-
ing which the commission plans
to vote on the resolution's final
approval.
On Monday, City Commission-
ers Ray Torres Sanchez and Don
Garrett were ready to vote the
annexation procedure down.
"I'm totally against it," said
Commissioner Don Garrett,
moments after Commissioner


resources in locating him.
The police department con-
tacted the U.S. Department of
Immigration in reference to the
case and, if Norris attempts to flee
the country, faces the possibility
of being detained before leaving
the country.
It is only one possibility, police
officials say, and Norris may still
be in the area hiding from the
authorities. He is considered to be
armed and dangerous.
According to Lieutenant
Robert Wheelihan, it has been the
community in the past that has
helped the department capture
suspects through information
provided, either directly or anony-
mously. He hopes that the com-


Sanchez said he could not vote in
favor of the resolution to enter into
the inter-local agreement with the
county.
Pointing to the annexations
long ago that established the
enclaves, Commissioner Gwen
Asia-Williams said, "Just because
you do something wrong, does
not mean you have to continue."
It was Commissioner Asia-
Williams who initially proposed
annexation months ago and set
the movement into action.
Though she apologized for the
fact that residents received letters
late, she agrees with annexation.
Commissioner Mary Kendall
agrees as well. She had wanted to
move forward with the approval
of the resolution immediately, but
her motion for the approval was
voted down 3-2 in order to allow
the workshop to occur prior to the
final vote. -
She will be voting in favor of
the resolution at the next meeting.
Admitting to receiving actual
threats from people who warned
that she should "not pursue" the
issue, she said, "I just don't think
we should be made afraid. I am
prepared to vote for it and move
on so all of us can move forward
together."


munity will once again work with
the department in finding Norris.

"We're relying on the assis-
tance of people in the community
to apprehend this individual
accused of the crime," said Lieu-
tenant Wheelihan. "If for any-
thing, so the family can start heal-
ing."

If you or someone you know
has information regarding this
case, you are urged to contact the
Belle Glade Police Department at
996-7251. Tipsters can also call
Crimestoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and may be eligible for a
reward up to $1,000.


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Hendry and Glades Counties.
Though she hopes that this
year will spare the Glades from
further disaster, she urges pre-
paredness.
Every family should have a
family disaster plan, she said.
A plan includes discussing the
disasters that can happen and
assigning responsibilities for each
member of the family. The plan
includes identifying a location to
meet after a disaster. Adults in
each family should learn how and
when to turn off utilities such as
electricity, water and gas and
keep a fire extinguisher handy.
The second part of being pre-
pared involves building a kit with
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day, Dr. Shah provides services
that cover the spectrum of gener-
al surgery.
When asked what he is most
proud of, the doctor hastens in
saying that, more than.anything
else, it is the kind gratitude of a
satisfied patient that fills him with
the greatest joy. He has complet-
ed goals in his life and has had to
work hard in accomplishing
them, but his certificates pale in
comparison to a single hand-writ-
ten note from a patient.
An example of that was when
a patient of his said Dr. Shah was
"the kindest physician I've ever
known." Comments like those
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health and well being of all family
members. Water is among the
most important of supplies and
the Red Cross encourages at least
one gallon per person per day.
Non-perishable, high-protein
items such as energy bars, ready-
to-eat soup, peanut butter, etc.
should be well stocked. Foods
that require no refrigeration,
preparation or cooking should be
at the top of that list.
Other items include: Flash-
light, first-aid kit, prescription
medications, battery-operated
radio, general tools, clothing, san-
itary supplies, money and pet
supplies. Remember to also carry
personal items like eyeglasses
and important papers, i.e. identifi-
cation cards, insurance policies,
birth certificates, passports.
The third recommendation is
to assure that at least one mem-
ber of the family is certified in CPR
and first-aid; in the event that help
following a hurricane is difficult to
obtain. Having someone in the
family who can administer first-
aid help is an essential tool in the


He seems most troubled at the
sight of the ill who refuse to seek
medical help because they don't
have the means to cover their
health care bills. He sees patients
who,because they cannot pay for
check-ups, have grown progres-
sively worse in their infirmities
and arrive late, sometimes too
late, to recover. In his profession,
it is a sight he sees more often
than he would like to admit.
His style of care is a self-
described marriage of humanity
and compassionate service. "'That
touches my heart," he said, and
he does what he can in helping
his patients.
When he first came to the
area, the Glades lacked medical
professionals such as Dr. Shah, a
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time of disaster.
Make a plan, build a kit and get
trained is Ms. Waldon's mantra.
According to Ms. Waldon,
most citizens are prepared to ride
out the storm and already have
emergency preparations in order.
After last year's onslaught, most
are taking no chances and are
well prepared.
In the wake of last year's
storms, the local branch of the
American Red Cross was caught
short-handed with too few volun-
teers available to provide emer-
gency aid to hurricane victims. In
the months following the storm, a
number of civic-minded residents
have stepped up to provide their
help, but the agency is still actively
recruiting as many volunteers as
possible.
Volunteers ensure that help is
brought to those who need it
most. Volunteers are also tasked
with manning the emergency
shelters that the Red Cross sets up
during a storm.
In the event of a storm, the two
designated hurricane shelters


"Clearly, I see the need for
medical care," he said. "The hos-
pital is making a lot of effort to
provide services."
He hopes to be a part of that
effort.
In his spare time, he enjoys
travel and photography. He is the
father of three grown children.
In his occupation, he lives by a


within the tri-cities area are: Lake
Shore Middle School in Belle
Glade and Glades Central Com-
munity High School in Belle
Glade. As the need to accommo-
date more people grows, the Red
Cross arranges the opening of
both shelters. Dozens of families
last year made use of the shelters
during Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne.
The Red Cross itself has pre-
pared for another eventful hurri-
cane season. "We've been
through a lot and we've learned a
lot," said Ms. Waldon. "We've
done a lot of preparation and we
feel confident."
In the meantime, Ms. Waldon
hopes that the worst the Glades
will see for some time came last
year. "I'm at the top of that list,
wishing that this year is calm and
peaceful," she said.
If you are interested in becom-
ing a Red Cross volunteer, or
would like to contact the Ameri-
can Red Cross, you may call 992-
9703.


few simple words: "We need to
take time to listen to the patient.
The healing touch of holding
hands is as important as prescrib-
ing medicine."

Dr. Shah and his staff can be
contacted at 996-2010. His offices
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Balsam Apple: Weed or vegetable? Choice is yours


"What is this weedy vine -
and how can I get rid of it?"
Warm weather and summer
rains can jumpstart many viney
weeds. A common vine found in
home gardens, citrus groves,
Florida yards and along the road-
side is the Balsam Apple. It is rec-
ognized as a nuisance and could
be poisonous.
This plant is also known as
wild cucumber because of its
fruit. Native to tropical Africa and
Southeast Asia, the Balsam Apple
has escaped cultivation, and it
now grows from Florida to
Texas. It is considered by most
local residents to be a problemat-
ic weed.
A wild cucumber
The Latin name of the Balsam
Apple (Momordica charantia)
refers to the bitten appearance of
the uneven seeds and the point-
ed fruit. There are many closely
related plants that add to the


name confusion. One of these is
a native to east India is known as
Balsam Pear, Bitter Cucumber, or
Bitter Melon. This plant is an arti-
cle of food in the Orient, but is
mainly grown as a curiosity in the
U.S. It is popularly grown as a
climbing annual with large orna-
mental fruit. Another species has
fruit shaped like a bull's heart,
with bright red fruit.
Balsam Apple rapidly grows
from seed and produces high-
climbing vines. The ridged stem
has slightly fuzzy stems. Look for
dark green leaves with deep
lobes, less than three inches
wide. The stems have string-like
tendrils that wrap around what
ever it can, and support the vine
on fences or other garden plants.
It doesn't take long for the
vines to produce yellow blos-
soms. As with most squash rela-
tives, they produce separate
flowers with either male or


female parts. Male flowers pro-
duce only pollen, while the
female flowers produce stumpy,
lumpy orange colored fruits that
are tapered at both ends.
At maturity the fruit bursts
open in thirds. The orange pulp
contains seeds covered with a
bright red skin. Seeds look much
like that of cucumber seed and
will measure about one-quarter
inch long. The "Apple" in Balsam
Apple refers to the bright red
pulp surrounding the seeds,
which are seen when the mature
orange rind splits and-exposes
the seeds. The ripe fruits and
seeds are toxic.
Taming unwanted vines
Most local residents that dis-
cover Balsam apple vines invad-
ing their fences and crawling
though the landscape want to
know how to get rid of this invad-
er. There are no magic herbicides
that can be used to selectively kill


this plant without damaging
other landscape plants.
The key to managing this
weed is to keep ahead of it. If you
regularly observe your land-
scape, hand removal of small
seedlings before they take over is
the best course of action. If you
see a seedling that sprouts from a
left-behind Balsam Apple, you
will then know what a young
plant looks like, and train your
eye to pick it out from landscape
or garden plant beds while it is
small.
For situations where Balsam
Apple has got out of hand, the
use of our old standby herbicide
glyphosate can help to kill the
vine. You may know this chemi-
cal as Roundup(tm), a non-selec-
tive, systemic weed killer that
kills whatever it touches. Don't
spray it on wild cucumber vines
that are covering desirable
plants. Reading the label and fol-


lowing all label directions is not
only a good idea when using this
product, it is FEDERAL LAW!
The weed killer will kill the
vine and the roots, but will not
kill the seed that have already
been produced. To prevent fur-
ther episodes of this vine crawl-
ing around your Florida yard,
careful removal of all the fruit
from dead vines before they split.
and drop their seed will be need-
ed. And since it is unlikely that
you will be able to get all the
seed, follow-up management is
needed. By carefully looking for
new seedlings and promptly
pulling them up before they
grow flowers, the chances that
Balsam Apple will be a problem
are reduced.
Most consider Balsam Apple
to be a weed, but cultivated rela-
tives of this plant share its name.
Some used it as an ornamental
vine or savor its fruit as a veg-


etable. In the landscape, the larg-
er fruited Bitter melon can be
used as an ornamental plant. It
has larger more deeply lobed
leaves. With the small, yellow
flowers it can look striking as it
cascades over a retaining wall or
large barrel.
Our local balsam apple could
be used in a similar fashion, but
care should be given to prevent it
from escaping and becoming a
weed. I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee Web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on balsam apple, please email us
at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local
residents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesday
afternoons.


UF expert cautions parents to be aware of child ID theft


GAINESVILLE Identity
theft is not just for adults.
Offenses against children are on
the rise, and a University of Flori-
da consumer education expert
says the problem can actually be
worse for younger victims.
"Many parents don't realize
that child identity theft exists,
which means the crime often
goes undetected for years," said
Mary Harrison, a professor with
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"Parents need to know how
to recognize child identity theft
because early discovery can
greatly reduce the impact on vic-
tims," she said. "If the crime is
reported promptly, the thief has
less time to run up debt, and
authorities have a better chance
of finding evidence."
For children under 18, the
number of identity theft com-
plaints reported to the U.S. Fed-
eral Trade Commission
increased by more than half
between 2003 and 2004 from
about 6,400 cases to 9,800. At
the same time, the percentage of
child victims among all identity.
theft cases increased from three
to four percent.
In some respects, identity
thieves treat personal data from
children and adults the same
way, Harrison said. Most often,,
they use stolen information to
conduct fraudulent financial
transactions, though they some-
times use it to obtain govern-


ment documents such as dri-
ver's licenses, or give it to police
when stopped or charged with a
crime.
But when it comes to credit
card fraud, child identity theft
differs in an important respect:
Thieves necessarily create new
credit accounts for child victims,
whereas most cases of adult
identity theft involve existing
accounts, she said. That can
make the crime worse for child
victims.
According to a 2003 FTC sur-
vey, victims of new' account
fraud spend four times as much
time and almost five times as
much money clearing their
records compared with victims
who had only existing accounts
accessed. Victims of new
account fraud are also far more
likely to encounter other prob-
lems, such as denial of credit,
loss of utility or phone service
and criminal investigation.
Safeguarding a child's identi-
ty requires many of the same
precautions parents should take
for themselves but with a few
twists, Harrison said.
Preschool-age children are
unlikely to be approached by
scammers, so parents must bear
the burden of protecting docu-
ments and other information,
Aie.said. aIiwts. ho uld-avoid
carrying their child's Social
Security card, and should com-
plain if their child's school uses-
Social Security numbers to iden-


tify students.
For older children, the popu-
larity of personal computers in
homes and schools creates a
risk they will be victimized by
Internet scams such as "phish-
ing," Harrison said.
"Even bright children who
are very computer-savvy may
not understand the dangers of
being too free with their person-
al information," she said.
Harrison recommends that
parents monitor their children's
Internet use, talk to their kids
about identity theft and tell them
what information they should
and should not-share with oth-
ers.
Parents should also monitor
incoming mail for children of all
ages because credit card offers
or even debt collection notices
can indicate credit activity is tak-
ing place already, said Linda
Foley of the Identity Theft
Resource Center, a nonprofit
organization based in San
Diego, Calif.
"Getting a credit card-offer
addressed to your child does not
necessarily mean there's a prob-
lem," Foley said. "If you have
opened a bank account or a fre-
quent flyer card in your child's
name, your child may receive
mass-mailings from credit affili-
ates. Parents should call the
company that has the child's
information to see if they're on a
marketing list."
Receiving debt collection


notices in your child's name is a
much more serious indication
that your child's information is
being misused, and warrants
checking the child's credit
report with the three major
credit reporting agencies, Exper-
ian, TransUnion and Equifax,
she said.
Harrison said parents should
consider checking their chil-
dren's credit reports every year,
especially if they suspect their
personal information has been
compromised.
"Ordering an annual credit
report for your child increases
the likelihood you will uncover
child identity theft in a timely
fashion," she said. "If no credit
accounts have been established
in your child's name, the credit
agencies will inform you that
your child does not have a credit
report."
A new federal law will make
free credit reports available to
residents of Southeastern states
on June 1. The law provides for
a gradual rollout of this benefit;
West Coast consumers were the
first to gain access.
Parents who discover evi-
dence of child identity theft
should immediately report
fraudulent activity to one of the
three major credit reporting
agencies and ask that a fraud
alert be placed on the child's
credit record, she said. Parents
should also contact any credi-
tors listed in the child's credit


FWC makes it easier to speak up online


The people of Florida have an
unprecedented opportunity to
shape the future of our state's
fish and wildlife conservation
programs by helping create
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initia-
tive. Now, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) offers an unprece-
dented forum for public partici-
pation.
On June 9, from 7-8 p.m., the
FWC will host a live online virtu-
al workshop where FWC staff
will present an overview of Flori-
da's Wildlife, Legacy Initiative
and ask for feedback. This is the
first time the FWC has conduct-
ed a public workshop through
the Internet. FWC staff will give
a 30-minute presentation fol-
lowed by public questions and
comment.
Instead of having to travel to a
traditional public meeting,
workshop attendees will be able
to "attend" from the comfort of
home, office or any place with
computer and Internet connec-
tion. Participants will see and
hear a presentation and interact
with FWC staff through chat,
questions and answers and
instant polling. Attendees will
also be able to comment and
make suggestions.
"The meeting will be con-
ducted like a public workshop,


except that people can partici-
pate from virtually anywhere,"
said Thomas Eason, who is lead-
ing Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative for the FWC. Eason will
lead the live workshop.
Everyone interested in
"attending" the workshop, must
pre-register online before June
9. To get signed up, participants
should go to
MyFWC.com/wildlifelegacy and
follow the instructions to regis-
ter. Once registered, each will
receive e-mail reminders.
Complete information about
our Legacy Initiative and Con-
gress' requirements for the
Comprehensive Wildlife Conser-
vation Strategy is also on the
Web site.
But the Web isn't the only
way to participate. For the con-
venience of people who do not
have a computer with Internet
access, the FWC is making the
presentation available at six
locations around the state. Con-
cerned citizens can view the
computerized workshop and
meet with FWC biologists in
Lakeland, Lake City, Ocala,
Panama City, Tallahassee and
West Palm Beach. The West
Palm Beach workshop is at the
South Region Office, 8535
Northlake Boulevard, West Palm
Beach.


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Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative is a far-sighted approach
to link action plans to a distinct
funding program. Its aim is to
avert future declines of native
wildlife, with a goal of keeping
common species common. Pub-
lic participation is a crucial ele-
ment in developing this plan.
"The success of Florida's
Wildlife Legacy depends on
partnerships throughout from
creating, to securing funding, to
implementing the conservation
strategy. I hope everyone who
cares about the future of Flori-
da's fish and wildlife will get
involved and help create a blue-
print for managing our
resources," Eason said.
Congress has challenged
each U.S. state and territory to
develop a comprehensive
wildlife conservation strategy
and to work together to create a
nationwide approach to wildlife
conservation. Florida's Compre-
hensive Wildlife Strategy is one
of 56 being developed by every
U.S. state and territory. As a
strong incentive to get states to
develop a plan, Congress made
it a requirement for participating
in the federal State Wildlife
Grants program. Florida's
Wildlife Legacy Initiative could
lead to millions of dollars of fed-
eral funding for our state's


wildlife and habitats.
The FWC is leading the
process to create Florida's
Wildlife Legacy Initiative. But
this is not a plan for the FWC. It
is a plan for the future of our
state's native wildlife.
"I encourage Floridians to get
involved and have their say,"
Eason said. "This is a chance for
everyone who is interested in
the future of Florida's wildlife to
participate and help craft the
plan.
A recorded copy of the virtual
workshop will be available at
MyFWC.com/wildlifelegacy after
the live workshop ends. People
can provide comments by click-
ing on the comment link on that
site, or by writing to Thomas
Eason at the FWC at 620 S.
Meridian St., Tallahassee, FL
32399-1600. The deadline for
submitting comments is June
18.
In addition to the live online
workshop, the FWC is hosting a
special workshop with scientific
experts on June 17 at 8 a.m. On
June 18, the public and FWC
stakeholders are invited to an
open house throughout the day
to meet with FWC staff and
comment on the strategy. Both
meetings will be held at Holiday
Inn Express, at 8310 Galbraith
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report and file a police report.
Harrison said it is vital for
parents of child victims to
understand the seriousness of
this crime and take action
promptly.
"A person's credit score is


becoming so important now -
not just for getting credit, but
also for obtaining insurance,
finding housing, and applying
for jobs," she said. "ID theft can
have a very far-reaching
impact."


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cra.ckxr holme in Orl iton -it on ,77 i. xx il :lI
is in Iristie ti.oldixoi l on Irn Iy ,i : musL t i cel
$144,900.


* Solac ait last IlBR21 home x in ;
I n'. ... .. ,I
nets. (Out'ide isL i 1 a pA.'ious "screcend porch ,
fienlchd h ic'li yard & bhove ground pool,
RI D211F) $195,00
* ,BR 211 t'iS hoi'm. mn wown It.'.icatu' a -phil.
loo I l. UNDER CONTRACT, .ait,
$149900.
* What a deal ( 'R1.LP IR CBS, home in liB-elle
only mninuths from hoppingg FatureI include
m:\ xcramlic, tlile. lrih'-i paint ind ots morc.
Onlh $147,900.
* (6ilxY c u.lilirv x i ith rs1 wt'ldcrltlliy
Infl iitcd ciarmie. Tlhi- 2111 lit old 1ilridai
tacla'l hoI i x ir i Otiitc I ; si-t on .x' :' a rx i2 ,tn
i t in lit'Oiih.t c lnl- tion. Trulyv j mu t t-c!
$1,4,900.
* 2 hxdrxlxooi lri m Ilt txiollont 'ivi-dIxi'o l
with 2 full Klts & 2 .ilf blhl-s h y mnI
SUNDER CONA 1C
roo tNorol i- N I i rI .; hisonc1h a
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* (if .icccss by community dock! -,
I. c wae r sports .oat our door!
Itis very niicc &well maintained 2BR/211
mobile h kme is in dLsiabkl Flaminp Bay on
Pine bland. Community pool &sipa. Don't
* .lva .1hop, I .. ,,, I. i .1
. hooi! 481RB 2miinulactured bomc on 1.14+ .
aisrc.wx i I ,. i, led t butn ly in uty
frolm toi'. u i "I'il'h1
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!2'. i ". l,1 n i ," 1: ludedL
$97,900,
* 411R. B man factured hoic with over i70x
rq ft i ,,,
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* Hard 10 finld areard m Musle don't ae this


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* Wooded 1.25+ acre. Lot in .Montar.
$42,500.
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, .,l .- r. .ir i. r i' Currently zoned for
duplex or s11igk family w/a possibility of
rezonin rto Business. $129,000.
* V2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
* Hard to find double lot in Port LBlice.
* i N,. N in. R zoned M otr tplex. Great
investment property! Only $67,000 each
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lors, In oak hammockl.
0-i1 -sli h.
* i ", i ,. i *i. l ii v l.irg I.'i ra .,itiiful
I I r ', $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
*Unit8 lot in Pc, 1 I i'.,. $49,900,
* 2 lot in sotnght after Port LaBelk Unit 102.
$47,500 each.
s* ill PliM4PRW at.e rd.
$42,000 each.
* 3 1. UNlhfRI NTRADT built
* UNliw C9AANlCT



* 118. acres :oned CCl commercial just
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I'r'c.L on SR29 and frontage on iLuckey
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Associates
- WVaiie I'-Icquaig Lisa Herrero
- Lisa Cleghorn Paul Mleador
- Bonnie Denning. CPA Art Fry
- Tracev Villianims Greg Bone
- Joyce Gerstmnan .Jesse Vallace
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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Thursday, June 9,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Public notice out for FSA elections


The election of agricultural
producers to Farm Service Agency
(FSA) county committees is
important to all farmers and
ranchers with large- or small-scale
operations. It is crucial that every
eligible producer participate in
these elections because FSA coun-
ty committees are a direct link
between the agricultural commu-
nity and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture.
Committee members are a crit-
ical component of the operations
of FSA. They help deliver FSA farm
programs at the local level. Farm-
ers who serve on committees help
with the decisions necessary to
administer the programs their
counties offer. They work to make
FSA agricultural programs serve
the needs of local producers.
Committees. provide local


input on:
Commodity price support
loans and payments;
Conservation programs;
Incentive, indemnity, and dis-
aster payments for some com-
modities; and
Other farm disaster assis-
tance.
FSA committees operate with-
in official regulations designed to
carry out Federal laws. Committee
members apply their judgment
and knowledge to make local
decisions.
This year Local Administrative
Areas (LAA) 1 and 5 are up for
election. LAA 1 represents all of
Hendry County north of County
Road 846. LAA 5 represents all of
Glades County west of County
Road 78.
Eligible voters have the right to


nominate candidates) of their
choice by petition beginning June
15.
Agricultural producers who
participate or cooperate in an FSA
program may be nominated for
candidacy for the committee. Indi-
viduals may nominate themselves
or others as a candidate. In addi-
tion, organizations representing
socially disadvantaged (minorities
and women) farmers and ranch-
ers may nominate candidates. On
January 18, 2005, USDA issued
new uniform guidelines for coun-
ty committee elections to help
ensure that FSA county commit-
tees fairly represent the agricultur-
al producers of a county or multi-
county area, especially socially
disadvantaged (SDA) producers.
SDA persons are African Amer-
icans, Native Americans, Alaska


Natives, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific
Islanders, other minorities, and
women. The guidelines, author-
ized by the 2002 Farm Bill, govern
the FSA county committee elec-
tion process and are designed to
increase participation by minori-
ties and women.
Blank nomination forms (FSA-
669A's) may be obtained at the
county FSA Office or online at
http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efor
ms/mainservlet. A nomination
form signed by the nominee is
needed to nominate an individual.
The form includes a statement
that the nominee agrees to serve if
elected. Nomination forms must
be returned or postmarked or
received by close of business in
the local USDA-FSA office on
August 1.


Canker found in Alico, Inc. orchards


LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ:ALCO) one of the South's
best-known agribusiness com-
panies operating in Central and
Southwest Florida, and with
approximately 141,000 acres in
real estate holdings, was
informed on May 25 by the Flori-
da Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services that cit-
rus canker was confirmed in
Alico's Lake Reedy grove located
in Polk County, Florida.
Citrus canker is a highly con-
tagious bacterial disease of cit-
rus that causes premature leaf
and fruit drop. Citrus canker
causes no threat to humans, ani-
mals or plant life other than cit-


rus. In order to eradicate the dis-
ease, infected and exposed trees
within 1,900 feet of the canker
find, must be removed and
destroyed in accordance with
Florida law.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "We
don't know all the facts sur-
rounding this canker find, but
will be following closely the
state's guidance and rules. The
canker was found on one side of
a 250-acre grove. Although a
canker find is very serious, the
disease has not affected Alico's
other citrus acreage."
This 250-acre grove repre-
sents approximately two percent


of the company's 11,147 produc-
ing citrus acres. All of the trees in
this grove are covered under the
Federal Crop Insurance pro-
gram. Reimbursements to be
received under this coverage are
expected to exceed the remain-
ing book basis of the trees or $46
thousand.
Additionally under the Florida
Canker Eradication Program, cit-
rus may not be replanted on the
property until it has been deter-
mined that the property has
been canker free for two years.
In light of this, the company will
evaluate the property for its best
future use. The Lake Reedy
grove is not contiguous to other


company groves.
About Alico
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central
and Southwest Florida, owns
approximately 141,000 acres of
land located in Collier, Hendry,
Lee and Polk Counties. The com-
pany is involved in various oper-
ations and activities including
citrus fruit production, cattle
ranching, sugarcane, sod pro-
duction, and forestry. The com-
pany also leases land for farm-
ing, cattle grazing, recreation
and oil exploration, and is
increasingly involved in explor-
ing. real estate development in
and beyond its holdings.


Senior happenings


Volunteer training
and opportunities
Faith in Action new volunteer
orientation will be held in
Clewiston at the Clewiston
Senior Center June 30 at 2 p.m.
Bring a friend. Call Barbara at
(863) 675-1446 or Liz at (863)
983-7088 for more information.
Upcoming meetings
and events
Family caregiver support
groups in June will provide the
new Social Security Medication
Program information. Join us to
learn about the new, medication
program and get assistance fill-
ing out the paperwork properly.
The next meeting will take place
in Labelle June 15 at 4 p.m. at


the L.J. Nobles Senior Center
(863) 675-1446; in Clewiston
June 22 at 4 p.m. at the Clewis-
ton Senior Center (863) 983-
7088; in Moore Haven June 29,
at 4 p.m. at the Moore Haven
Senior Center (863) 946-1821.
Flea market
The next Trash and Treasures
Flea Market will be held June 24,
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the L.J.
Nobles Senior Center in Labelle.
For more information or to make
a donation call Barbara at (863)
675-1446. All proceeds to benefit
the Faith in Action in Labelle pro-
gram.


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 Connec-
tions offices.
Legal help
Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services is available at the
Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle
on the second Wednesday of
each month from 9:30 to 11:30
am. (Must call 675-1446 to make
appointment)
Post disaster help


Free services to help for older adults


elders with insurance
Insurance counseling with a


Disaster funds are still avail-
able to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties


who continue to need assistance
with such issues as roof repair,
debris removal, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained
outreach worker in Clewiston on
Monday and Tuesdays, 983-
7088) and LaBelle Wednesday
through Friday (675-1446.)
Exercise classes
Nobles Senior Center exer-
cise classes meet M-W-F at 9
a.m. Come and join this lively
group for better health. Garners
come every Monday to the L.J.
Nobles Senior Center starting at
1:00 p.m. for card playing, Scrab-
ble and what-have-you. All are
welcome.


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'04 CHEVROLET

IMPALA


IK MILES, TAN. ST#54370A


12,,90


'04 TOYOTA

RUNNER SR5


AUTO, A/C. STK#54348A


'94 GEO PRISM $4 1 Q9
TAN, AUTO. STK#5-4356A ............................. 2 ,9 U
'94 NISSAN ALTIMA 9
56K MILES. STK#54366A........... ................ ,9
'98 HYUNDAI ELANTRA $ 9 O
WHITE, AUTO. STK#5-4730A...........................
'97 OLDSMOBILE LS $A U Qnl
56K MILES. STK#5790A.......................................... 9 9 0
'01 DODGE INTREPID SE $| Qn
BLUE. STK#54022A......... ........ ....................... 5 U
'99 HONDA ACCORD $ 6990
SILVER. STK#52846A...........................................
'01 DODGE INTREPID $7 99Q
SILVER. STK#6-059A- ..................
'04 KIA SPECTRA $9 o99
STK#50697A ........................ ........................... ,
'01 NISSAN ALTIMA $9,990
TAN, AUTO. STK#5-4483A........................ ............ $ ,9n o
'03 PONTIAC GRAND AM 1 0,790
W HITE. STK#5-3845A ......................................


'96 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE $
AUTO, LOW MILES. STK#6042A................................ 3 ,9 9 0
'99 FORD WINDSTAR $.,, nU
GREEN. STK#5-3745B *....$.U
'99o ISUZU RODEO 79
WHITE, 30K MILES. STK#5-3162A 7,990
'01 FORD EXPLORER XLT <, nn
STK#54301A I7,990
'02 DODGE CARAVAN s10 790
BLUE. STK#5-2844A 10 790
'00 FORD EXPEDITION XLT *10,990
WHITE, 50K MILES. STK#54438A $ ,9
'03 FORD WINDSTAR .1 i ,7
SILVER. STK#5-3986A $ 1 U
'02 CHEVROLET BLAZER $11,990
STK#5926A. 1,9
'02 DODGE DURANGO SLT 12990
STK#53297A ..... 12,990


'02 DODGE STRATUS ES $t a"
SUNROOF, LEATHER, 20K MILES. STK#53895A.. II ,1 9 U
'01 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE SPYDER GS $
SILVER. STK#54285A.......... ........1.............. 9 9 0
'00 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
GRAY. STK#P-4772A..................................... 1 2 7 9 0
'03 PONTIAC AZTEK 1 2,9
BURGUNDY, LOW MILES. STK#50594A. I ,990
'02 VW JETTA GLS TURBO 1
RED, SUNROOF. STK#53467A........................... ,9 9 0
'02 VW BEETLE GLS
SUNROOF, WHITE. STK#52924A.... ..... 3,990
'05 TOYOTA SCION XB $1 990
BLACK. STK#53904A....................................... 5 ,9 9 0
'05 HONDA ACCORD EX 7 790
STK#5664A .......7............................. ... 1 7 ,7 9 0
'04 MAZDA RX-8
SILVER, LOADED. STK#5906A.............. ,--, U


'03 DODGE DURANGO SLT
STK#53483A 12,990
'02 FORD ESCAPE XLT $1 990
LEATHER. STK#54015A --. I0,990
'03 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE
SILVER. STK#5-3635A $ 3,990
'03 JEEP WRANGLER 1 5,990
STK#52525A 15,990
'03 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $16990
LOADED. STK#54185A 1699
'05 FORD SPORT TRAC
STK#52833A *22,990
'03 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT
STK#531B 25,990
'05 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
LOADED. STK#541221A 33,990


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'02 DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB SLT 15.990
LEATHER. STK#51622B ,
'03 FORD RANGER 12990
23K M ILES. STK#52864A .... ................................................,
'04 DODGE DAKOTA 39
STK#53830A 113,990
'02 DODGE RAM 1500 $1 399g
WHITE. STK#5-1511A 113,990,
'03 DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB LONGBED $1 5 790
SILVER, LOW MILES. STK#5-3388A, 1 1 79
'02 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 1 6,990
GREEN. STK#5-3952A..
'03 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB $1 7,990
BLUE. STK#5-3602A $ ,990
'02 FORD F-150 $ 7,990
STK#P6588 17,990
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Crist, AHCA announce prescription


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist and Agency
for Health Care Administration Sec-
retary Alan Levine announced a
new prescription drug price Web
site aimed at assisting Floridians in
the search for the lowest prices on
prescription drugs in their area.
The Web site, www.MyFlori-
daRx.com, provides pricing infor-
mation from competing retailers
for the 50 most commonly used
prescription drugs in Florida, as
well as generic equivalents when
available. The Web site the cul-
mination of a full year of prepara-
tion and implementation enables
Florida consumers to comparison
shop for the lowest "usual and cus-
tomary prices" generally known
as retail prices reported by local
pharmacies.
The Web site can also be
accessed from the attorney gener-


al's Web site at http://myfloridale-
gal.com/ or AHCA's Web site at
http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/.
"For many Floridians, prescrip-
tion drugs make up a significant
part of the family budget," said
Crist. "This Web site is a giant leap
forward for these families, and we
are pleased to be working with a
partner like the Agency for Health
Care Administration to help Florida
consumers. By arming consumers
with valuable prescription drug
pricing information, we will not
only help consumers save money,
we'll also encourage healthy com-
petition."
Several other state attorneys
general and federal agencies have
launched similar Web sites, but
Florida's new Web site is unique
because it allows consumers to
compare prices for prescription
drugs charged by pharmacies in


their city, and even within their indi-
vidual zip code. The price search
and other information are available
in both English and Spanish, and
the results can be downloaded into
a spreadsheet so consumers can
review all prices at their conven-
ience.
Joining Crist at announcing the
Web site were legislative sponsors
and representatives of the Florida
Retail Federation, AARP and the
Florida Medical Association.
Prices on the Web site reflect
what an uninsured consumer, with
no discount or supplemental plan,
would normally pay. The informa-
tion on the Web site is meant to
help consumers compare prices at
different pharmacies, and is not a
guaranteed price. While the infor-
mation on the Web site will be
updated regularly, it is important to
note that prescription drug prices


IV
't


rug price
pricing in the state of Florida."
The legislation calling for the
Web page was sponsored by Sena-
tor Durell Peaden and Representa-
tive Frank Farkas. Senator Peaden
joined Attorney General Crist at a
news conference launching the
Web page, while Representative
Farkas issued the following state-
ment in support:
"Floridians currently compare
prices when purchasing such
essentials as gasoline, groceries
and other products. This Web site
will allow our citizens to price shop
their prescription drugs, thus gen-
erating tremendous savings that
can be used for other basic needs."
The attorney general's Medicaid
Fraud Control Unit is involved with
pharmacy pricing issues as part of
its responsibility to investigate and
prosecute fraud involving physi-


Web site
cians,. pharmacists, hospitals,
durable medical equipment suppli-
ers and others suspected of inten-
tionally defrauding the state's Med-
icaid program. In the last two years,
investigations and prosecutions
conducted by the Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit have been responsible
for more than $40 million in recov-
eries for the Florida Medicaid pro-
gram as well as fines, forfeitures
and judgments.
Working to improve access to
affordable, quality health care to all
Floridians, the Agency for Health
Care Administration administers
Florida's $15 billion Medicaid pro-
gram, licenses and regulates more
than 32,000 health care facilities
and 30 health maintenance organi-
zations, and publishes health care
data and statistics.


$30 million in state funding to help


speed Lake
Recognizing the urgent need to
expedite recovery efforts for Lake
Okeechobee, the State Legislature
appropriated an additional $30 mil-
lion for Lake Okeechobee Protec-
tion Plan projects this year.
Florida Sen. Ken Pruitt will high-
light the recent legislative actions
and discuss additional plans for
expediting projects to benefit the
lake at the South Florida Water
Management District's Water
Resources Advisory Commission
meeting, Thursday, June 2, at 1:30
p.m. at the Jupiter Beach Resort in
Jupiter.
"With strong support from Gov.
Jeb Bush and the Florida Legislature,
I am confident that the South Florida
Water Management District and its
many partners will work quickly to
put this money to good use," said
Pruitt. "The future of the lake
depends on decisive action now!"


Okeechobee
Last year's multiple hurricanes
and associated heavy rainfall
churned up sediment and
increased the amount of storm
water entering the lake. This result-
ed in persistent poor water quality,
murky water and high water levels
that are endangering the ecological
health of the lake. Submerged
plants, which provide oxygen and
habitat for fish, are vanishing
because sunlight cannot penetrate
the mud-colored water. Algae
blooms are also of major concern.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District is establishing a
special Water Resources Advisory
Commission (WRAC) committee
to recommend actions to expedite
collaborative Lake Okeechobee
recovery efforts.
"While this action is not an
overnight quick fix for the lake, it
will help us complete needed proj-


recovery
ects as fast as possible," said Dis-
trict Governing Board Member and
WRACChair Michael Collins.
Committee members will be
recommended for approval at the
June 8 Governing Board meeting in
Miami. The first monthly WRAC
Lake Okeechobee Committee
meeting will be Thursday, June 30,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Flori-
da Water Management District
headquarters in West Palm Beach.
The new Lake Okeechobee
Committee will review Lake Okee-
chobee Protection Plan projects to
recommend improvements and
action steps to speed current proj-
ect implementation; and review
operational schedules for Lake
Okeechobee, its tributary basins
and lakes, and connecting estuar-
ies. Operational improvements will
also be recommended for Govern-
ing Board consideration.


Grants to improve EMS in


rural communities


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
-Department of Health (DOH)
announces the awarding of
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) grants totaling $409,801 to
the following counties: Baker,
DeSoto, Gilchrist, Glades, High-
lands, Holmes, Jackson and
Sumter. The grants will assist in
the purchase of equipment and
supplies to enhance and main-
tain EMS in local rural comrmui-
ties.
"These grants promote the
Department of Health's commit-
ment to improving public
health," said FDOH Secretary
John 0. Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A.,
M.P.H. "We want to ensure that
all Floridians no matter what


the size of their community -
have access to adequate emer-
gency medical services."
These grants were made pos-
sible through the" EMS Rural
Matching Grant Program, author-
ized by Chapter 401, Part II, Flori-
da Statutes and funded by the
Legislature annually. Only rural
counties with total populations
of 100,000 or fewer people and
less than 100 people per square
mile density, as defined by sec-
tion 401.107(5), Florida Statutes,
are eligible to apply for these
EMS grants. The state funds 90
percent of the total project costs,
approved by FDOH as authorized
in section 401.113, Florida
Statutes, and 10 percent of the


funds must be provided by the
grant applicant.
Funds must be used to
improve or preserve EMS and
can include: Upgrading commu-
nication systems; purchasing
ambulance or rescue vehicles;
providing training to EMS per-
sonnel and first responders; pur-
chasing medical equipment and
supplies, addressing needs for
responding to mass casualty inci-
dents, and purchasing computer
software and computers for
patient records.
For more information on,
these grants, visit the EMS Grants
Web site at
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/demo
/ems/Grants/Grants.html.


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can change daily.
AHCA was charged by the Flori-
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Web site to help Floridians corn
prison shop among pharmacies.
Since prescription drug prices are
rarely advertised or displayed, the
Web site supports the attorney gen-
eral's and AHCA's goal of providing
Floridians with reliable inilorinntion
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"Governor Bush has made
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UF/IFAS Ecologist hosts new 'Living Green' TV Show


GAINESVILLE, Fla. To help
residents of Florida and the South-
east protect natural resources and
foster healthy communities, a Uni-
versity of Florida wildlife expert has
created a new television series that
explores regional environmental
problems and shows how people
are helping solve them.
The five-part "Living Green"
series features homeowners, regu-
lators and industry leaders explain-
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ety of environmental challenges,
said Mark Hostetler, an associate
professor with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"I think what sets this show
apart is its upbeat message most
environmental programming I
have seen focuses more on prob-


lems than solutions," Hostetler
said.
One episode is already available
to public television stations, and
several more shows will be com-
pleted later this year, he said. The
first 30-minute program aired on
WUFT-TV/DT in Gainesville on May
18, and will be rebroadcast by the
North Central Florida station July 28
at 10:30 p.m.
Hostetler, who serves as host,
writer, producer and editor for the
series, wants to show viewers they
can help themselves while helping
the environment.
"People are becoming more
aware that conservation has tangi-
ble benefits for them," he said.
"We're trying to present our view-
ers with ideas that will help them


save money on power and water
bills, and even protect their pets."
The first program explores
strategies for designing landscapes
that attract and protect wildlife. It
includes interviews with Florida
homeowners as well as developers
of "green" communities planned to
accommodate the needs of local
wildlife.
Other shows will deal with ener-
gy conservation, invasive animals
and plants, and conservation ease-
ments, legal agreements that pre-
serve the rural character of farm-
lands, he said.
Hostetler said he got his inspira-
tion for the television series from
years of participation in education
and outreach activities with Florida
homeowners, developers and poli-


cymakers.
"I realized the day-to-day deci-
sions made by people at all these
levels have a profound impact on
the health and sustainability of our
communities," he said. "I believe
environmental issues should be
discussed so that they can be
solved by all groups within a com-
munity."
Hostetler said he hopes the
show's quirky, humorous tone will
appeal to awide range of viewers.
"'Living Green' is designed to
provide useful information, but in a
way that is entertaining enough to
engage viewers and keep them
watching," he said.
Hostetler's unique approach is
part of the reason WUFT-TV/DT
helped produce the first program in


the series, said station manager
Titus Rush. "We became interested
in this project because we felt Dr.
Hostetler could bring a fresh per-
spective to some serious issues,"
he said.
The station, located in UF's Col-
lege of Journalism and Communi-
cations, is helping to market the
first program, which has been sent
to public television stations in Flori-
da. The program is available to
broadcasters at no cost, and future
editions' will also be released
through WUFT-TV/DT, Rush said.
Major funding for the series is pro-
vided by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture and various organiza-
tions such as International Paper
Foundation and Progress Energy.
Hostetler is pleased to see the


show, which began production in
May 2004, finally reach viewers. No
stranger to the TV camera, he has
appeared on a number of national-
ly televised programs, including
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
and "Ripley's Believe It Or Not."
But that experience did not quite
prepare him for "Living Green," he
said.
"With this show, I don't just sit
in front of the camera; I'm also
thinking about what shots we
need, where we are getting the
funding for the next episode, and a
million other things," he said. "But
building this program from the
ground up has been a great experi-
ence."


Feral pigs are big problem


GAINESVILLE Florida's
population boom now includes
some 500,000 wild hogs whose
piggish habits are causing prob-
lems for farmers, residents and
health officials as well as native
flora and fauna.
"Nothing personal, but the
only state with more wild hogs
than Florida is Texas," said Bill
Giuliano, an assistant professor
of wildlife ecology at the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. Wild
or feral hogs can now be found
in every Florida county and in at
least 35 states including one-
to two-million hogs in the South-
east. Nationwide, their popula-
tion totals about three million.
"Because they are prolific
breeders, there is no way to com-
pletely eradicate them," Giuliano
said. "Even with intensive hunt-
ing pressure, you're not going to
get rid of them."
He said the problem can be
traced to 1539 when Hernando
DeSoto brought hogs into south-
west Florida, and some of them
found freedom in the New
World. Nearly 500 years later,
there are some three million
descendants of these "pioneer
pigs" across the nation.
In Florida, some of the highest
densities of feral hogs can be
found north and west of Lake
Okeechobee where large forest-
ed tracts, dense vegetation,
abundant water and limited pub-
lic access provide an ideal envi-
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ronment for the pigs. Hog num-
bers tend to be lower in areas
with intensive agriculture or
urban development.
"Although they are a popular
target for hunters, wild hogs are
coming into conflict with people
and wildlife," Giuliano said.
"Farmers are not happy when
feral hogs root up their fields,
and health officials say the ani-
mals carry diseases that could
affect wildlife, livestock and peo-
ple.",
Giuliano, who conducts
research on the animals with
George Tanner, a professor in the
UF wildlife ecology and conser-
vation department, said hogs can
also host many diseases and par-
asites, including hog cholera,
psuedorabies, brucellosis, tuber-
culosis, salmonellosis, anthrax,
ticks, fleas, lice and various
flukes and worms.
"Wild hogs, which usually
weigh 100 to 200 pounds, are
dangerous," Giuliano said.
"Although they prefer to run and
escape danger, they can be
aggressive when they're injured
or cornered. They can move with
great speed and can cause seri-
ous injury with their tusks."
Acorns are their favorite food,
but they will eat almost anything,
including dead animals, and it
seems like they're always look-
ing for opportunities, he said.
When natural foods are scarce or
inaccessible, hogs will forage on
almost any agricultural crop and


livestock feed. They will also feed
on tree seeds and seedlings,
causing significant damage in
forests, groves and plantations.
In Florida and the Southeast, this
may be a problem in regenerat-
ing long-leaf pine forests.
In addition to the effects of
consuming, knocking down and
trampling large amounts of
native vegetation and crops, the
rooting behavior of wild hogs
causes significant damage, Giu-
liano said. Rooting digging for
foods below the surface of the
ground destabilizes the soil
surface, uprooting or weakening
native vegetation, damaging
lawns and causing erosion. Their
wallowing behavior destroys
small ponds and stream banks,
which may affect water quality.
They also prey upon ground-
nesting wildlife, -including sea
turtles.
"Wild hogs compete for food
with other game animals such as
deer, turkeys and squirrels, and
they may consume the nests and
young of many reptiles, ground-
nesting birds and mammals," he
said. "With their fine sense of
smell, wild hogs can find and
consume young domestic live-
stock, including poultry, lambs
and goats. Millions of dollars are
spent each year to prevent dam-
age from hogs."
Tanner said it may be possible
to limit further population expan-
sion by hunting, various trapping
methods and exclusion.


Okeechobee resident finally getting


recognized as an American


WASHINGTON, D.C. Elva
Marie Hagan will no longer be a
woman without a country. The
62-year-old daughter of a U.S.
serviceman is set to be given
United States citizenship, ending
her long fight to attain that
honor.
Hagan, who lives in Okee-
chobee, Florida, was shocked in
1998 when she was denied gov-
ernment benefits because Uncle
Sam didn't consider her a citizen
- even though she's known no
other home.
The problem stemmed from
the fact that her father spent time
abroad during World War II,
married Hagan's mother in
Canada where Marie was
born but apparently didn't file
the proper paperwork on their
daughter's citizenship when
they came home when she was
a toddler.
As a result, Hagan grew up,
married, had children and
worked in the U.S. never realiz-
ing she wasn't officially an Amer-
ican citizen.
She was denied citizenship
for the past few years by federal
immigration officials until she
contacted the Florida office of
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Nelson last
month spoke directly with
Michael Jackson, the deputy sec-
retary of the Department of


Staff photo/Audrey Blackwell
Elva Marie Hagan, an Okeechobee resident was recently
given U.S. citizenship status, after receiving the shocking
news that she was not, despite living in America all of her


Homeland Security, and Jackson
promised Nelson common
sense would prevail.
And it has. U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration officials in
Miami are scheduled to give
Hagan her overdue citizenship
certificate meaning she now
will be eligible for Social Security
and other benefits she's earned.
Hagan is scheduled to take her
oath at 10:30 a.m. and, her
certifi t0will reflect citizenship
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since June 17, 1942, her birthday.
"Wonderful glad we could
help," Nelson said Thursday,
upon receiving word from immi-
gration officials the problem is
being fixed. Nelson also credited
Jackson with promptly respond-
ing when he was told about the
case. Immigration is an arm of
Homeland Security. The decision
ends a lengthy ordeal for Hagan,
who turned to Nelson's office in
earlyApril.


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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 Paige Law Firm, PA.
Seeking expedien iced secretary, legal secretary experience
prefer red but not necessary. Must be organized,'
professional person willing to learn & work.
Salary is based upon experience. Fax resume to
(561)996-9337 or mail to 349 Northwest 16th St, Suite 108
Bellq Glade, FL 33430 No Phone Calls Please.


Em lye nt
Ful im I02


HELP WANTED

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Applications are being accepted by the Hendry
County BOCC. This is a highly responsible posi-
tion coordinating and directing the development
of programs that protect the public's health and
safety from large-scale natural and technological
hazards. Requirements are BS degree and four
years of responsible experience in public safety
or emergency management or comparable
amountof experience. Applications can be ob-
tained at sub-office in Clewiston & at Court-
house in LaBelle. Deadline for submission is
June 16,2005 at 5:00 PM.
Vet pref., drug free, EEO, applicants with
disabilities needing assistance contact HR.


JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Days 7 am 7 pm
Nights 7 pm-7 am
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour
LTC & Management experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer


Looking for a career

with a company you

can grow withP

Are you self motivated?
Do you like meeting new people?
Are you computer literate?
If so, this could be the opportunity
you have been looking for.
Full and/or part time
positions available.

The Caloosa Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program

Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer


Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
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the world around you.
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readers are more suc-
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Service Technician I
$8.37 p/hr.
(Valid CDL "C")
Administrative Assistant
$23,707 Ann.
(Must pass C.S. Exam, type 45 cwpm)
Weed & Seed Coordinator
$35,700 Ann.
(BS degree)
Closing: June 20, 2005
Accounting Specialist (P-T/Temp)
$10.40 p/hr.
(Must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Lieutenant
$48,672 Ann.
Must pass C.S. Exam)
losing June 29, 2005
Police Sergeant
$40,6250 Ann.
Must pass C.S. Exam)
losing: June 29, 2005
Police Officer
$14.68 p/hr.
Must pass C.S. Exam)
losing: June 29, 2005
Utility Systems Coordinator
$35,700 Ann.
Closing: June 29, 2005

Unless stated All positions open until filled.

Positions noted CS -
must pas exam to complete eligibility.

Complete Valid Employment Applications
must be submitted to:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources Department
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., W.
Belle Glade, FL 33430-3900
Business Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
Posted: 06-06-05


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MEDICAL CENTER
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Full Time Certified Dietary Manager
' Ideal candidaCte will have 1 E o.,.w/ Dieta'y MgS. Cert.
' Familiarity Mifth sanitatioiQEfd J!tr Wiy control standard.
req. May periorm-n in o/t duties as needed.
Director of a provment
Responsibilities .w11 include niptoring nd coordinating
patient care, assessing opportunities for improving qualify
of care delivered by ne. intafpinr performance improve-
ment in conjunction with tlectiltzlation review program.
Applicant should have center RN Fl. License; prior
Quality Management experlcefe 5 years clinical exper-
ence and knowle ef$6;tate and Federal
regulations.Licensure/ cen on in Risk Management
per FSS#625.994 preferred, but not mandatory
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits *
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


LABOR FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
t 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. J
\ (Across from Clewiston Inn) $
(863) 902-9494 "

One man's trash is How do you find a job
another man's treas- in today's competitive
ure. Turn your trash market? In the
to treasure with an ad employment section
in the classified. of the classifieds


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Redwood Picnic Set
Relax and enjoy the fun of outdoor dining anytime
with this redwood picnic set. Ideal for the novice do-
it-yourselfer, most of the cuts for this project are
straight and it requires only basic tools.
The table measures 72 inches long by 33 inches
wide, and a revised materials list is included for
those who want a 60-inch table.
The choice of lumber is optional, but redwood is
preferred for its beauty, strength and resistance to
decay.
Redwood Picnic Set plan (No. 669) ... $8.95
Picnic Tables Package (No. C91)
Four projects incl. 669 ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
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The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.




$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.






Babysitting 405
Child Care N ded 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

ApartmentsH


1324 S W7ti St.







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

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



BANKRUPTCY DEBT PROB-
LEMS? Laws Changing
Soon File Now. Money Prob-
lems? Liens, Levies Foreclo-
sures, Repos, Medical Bills,
Judgements, Lawsuits & Di-
vorce A-A-A Attorney Refer-
ral .Service (800)733-5342
24 hours 7 days a week.
DIVORCE$275-$350 COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature requlredl *Ex-
cludes govt. fees Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER ARRESTED?
INJURED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Auto
Accident *Personal Injury
*Domestic Violence
*Wrongful Death "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
800)733-5342 24 HOURS
DAYS A WEEK.


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


Employment
Full Time 0205


STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40'
Heritage Bought it, Now It's
not needed $6000
763-4149/561-758-4337
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color Is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
offer. (863)635-0433.



COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (239)657-3316
REACH- IN COOLER
3 door, good for drinks or
produce $800 (239)657-3316



BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/ child into youth bed $75
(863)357-2863


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials54O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drape, Una* & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture '610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $275 or best
offer (863)674-0467.
AIR CONDITIONER
New, 21k BTU, needs 220
electric $350
(863)357-8788
AIR CONDITIONERS (2) 5
Ton, For DW. Includes 6 yr.
warrantee. Like brand new.
$1200 (863)697-1894
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition.
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
CHINA CABINET- antique,
asking $30. (863)675-4912.
SOFA, CHAIR, ROCKER- wal-
nut and cane, $350.
(863)763-4525.


DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
(863)675-7694.
MICROWAVE OVEN, excellent
condition, $20.
(863)675-2596
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
Ig., beige, frost free, x-lg.
freezer, exc. cond., $150.
(863)675-2596
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464
STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
$400 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


BIKE, Murray Whiplash, boys,
needs a good cleaning, $20.
(863)983-4915
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.



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.rigid-
buildmng.com.



GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
condition, $250,
(863)467-1717.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2)
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
both (239)246-3549


ROSENTHAL- 8pl setting,
Made in Germany, wheat de-
sign, gold trim, 50 yrs old,
never used $400
(863)357-2233.


BASEBALL CARDS- Approx.
3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565



A NEW COMPUTER- BUT NO
CASH? You're APPROVED -
Guaranteed!* NO CREDIT
CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
ruptcy OK. (800)319-8860
BA-lOP EST -Mon-Fri Sat.
11A-6P *Checking Account
Req'd www.pcs4all.com.
SCANNER- Colorado Primax
600p, brand new with cable.
$25. (863)983-4915.


BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron,
Antique Blue. $75
(863)467-2112
BED, King Size, Complete.
$50 (863)983-7996
BR SUITE- head/foot board,
dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite
stands, $750.
(863)634-0936.
CHINA CABINET, Beautiful,
Lighted. 57W x 78H x 17D.
$200 (863)675-4990
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK- large,
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
wiston.
DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed
style, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-4200.
DESK, Wooden. Great for
computer. $40
(863)697-6464
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
caster wheels. $50
(863)357-3439
DINING ROOM SET
Table w/ four matching chairs.
Good cond. $225
(863)467-6550
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6' long, light oak color, $75
(863)357-2863
LR SUITE- used, fair condi-
tion, color pattern, $100.
(863)675-4912.
MATTRESS- California King
size, good condition, paid
$800 asking $100
(863)675-0104
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
SLEEPER SOFA
$150 (863)674-0405 or
(863)673-5325
SOFA, SLEEPER SOFA, LOVE-
SEAT, blue, good condition,
all for $275.
(863)675-0998.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY 00 Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.


GRENDEL P-10
Semi automatic, .380
$185 (863)763-4961


HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.


AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENE-
FITS From $89.95/Month
Family! Hospital, Doctor Visit
And More! Dental Included
Free! No Exclusions! Open
Enrollment To The Public
Ends Friday!
(866)697-3739.

CUSTOM STEEL
...........


The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona
Physician owned.
(866)634-0720 www.glo-
balmedicines.net.



PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
keys, perfect tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or
(863)634-1636


AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250. 863-634-6565.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
400lbs. $350
(863)805-8789/677-0750
CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
Free To Good Home.
(863)763-8892.
DOG HOUSES- for medium to
large dogs. 2 for $30.
(863)763-7497 Okeecho-
bee.
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$150. Call evenings,
(863)675-4098.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
. June 9th $400. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
PITT BULL PUPPIES- ADDA
registered, 4 males, 1 fe-
male, $300 each,
(863)697-0220.
SPICE FINCHES 2 PAIR
W/furnished breeding cage
$50 (863)675-3032



PORT-A-POTTY
New in box never, been used
pd $80 sell for $50
(863)675-4361 after 5pm



SPA, Portable, Jade, Seats 5.
$1800. (863)983-2234 after
6pm.



BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779
Tickes 072


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

561-993-1160


CHAIN SAW
McCullach, new In box,
never used $110
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150(863)467-4328
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. $600.
(863)763-0944.
GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
best offer. (863)357-3388


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

Agriculture



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



QUARTER MARE 9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 V/ yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.
T/B MARE
12yrs old, 14 hds, retired from
playing polo, perfect for old-
er child $400(863)467-0247



BUSH HOG
6ft offset, heavy duty
$1200 (863)763-4982
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 9 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846
FLY MOW LAWN MOWER,
Good condition. $75
(863)675-8168
PROJECT TRACTOR
Massey Furgeson
$1500 (863)763-4982
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- John Deere
180 & Husky mower. $600.
ea. (863)763-4149 or
561-758-4337


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





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701 ACRE FARM
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'11 Tracts: 5 to 300 Ac,
400 Ac. of Tillable Land
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Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


HOME & LAND, Appraised @
$85,000. Selling for $86,000.
Keller Williams, World Class
Realtors. (239)839-9368
LABELLE- 3br, 2ba, Family
Room, on corner lot, large
oak trees, 1 acre of land, 2
garage carports, 2 sheds,
screened porch, 1046 No-
bles Rd. Ser. Inq. Only!
(863)675-1172. for appt.


SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
remove. (772)486-1914.


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



ROPING SADDLE
Custom built, 16" seat, used
less than 25 times $600
(863)467-0247
SADDLE- McCellan Repro-
duction, almost new cond.,
w/bridle & blanket, asking
$200. (863)675-4098.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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



Port LaBelle, 2BR, 1.5BA,
single family house, w/gar-
age, $750 mo. plus sec.
dep. 863-634-2975.


ROOMMATES WANTED: Male
or Female, No children, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
(863)228-3887 LaBelle
SHARE HOUSE- in country,
walk in closet, full bath,
leave message
(863)902-8553.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


LaBelle, 4 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
238 N. Riverview St., LaBelle.
For Sale By Owner. $199,900.
(863)612-0073 Mon-Fri.
LABELLE, Very Nice Area,
Beautiful 3BR w/hard firs. 1
BA w/surrounding tile firs.
Kit., D/R, Carport w/laundry
rm. Beautiful Old Oaks,
Palm, Citrus. About 1/2
acre. $179,900. By Owner.
(863)675-8038.



640 Acres Tallahassee Flori-
da. Abundant wildlife sur-
rounded by National Forest.
Beautiful Creek. Excellent
ranch sites. $3.9m.
(850)576-5271 or
850)566-4325 cell. Owner
financing available.



ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots In the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.cornm (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking & ca-
noeing. Preconstruction dis-
counts, limited
time. From the mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
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East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e s t m e n t
15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (526)239-8001.
FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA 75
acre estate featuring 3760
sq. ft. manor home w/ dra-
matic views of Blue Ridge.
Guest cabin, barns, garages,
streams and pond. 15 min-
utes from Interstate 81.
$1,250,000. Bill Gearhart,
Anne Lee Stevens. Coldwell
Banker Townside.
(540)989-3311.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low-financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 x 198.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
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lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
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35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
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$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(888)770-2240.
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Cain r/RVs 3010
Jetkifro 3015
Marine AccMsorim 3020
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port Vsles/hW ATVs 3035



14' V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/trailer. $350
(863)657-6652
15' FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/ trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1000
(863)675-6652
AIR BOAT 125LYCOMING'05
Brand new prop but needs
starter. $2500
(863)604-8023 ask for John
AIR BOAT- Aluminum, 15ft,
small block Chevy, good
Sprop, runs good, trailer.
$2500 (863)763-4643.
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor. New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Neg. Call
(863)983-4397
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized.6Good shape. $250.
863-674-1105.
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, 17'-
bow rider, 140 Johnson OB
motor, new bimini top, 2
bass seats, troll motor, good
trailer. $4500.
(863)612-1648.
FIBERGLASS BOAT -17 Ft.
Includes trailer & canopy to
cover boat. No motor.
$800 (863)675-6738
GHEENOE 16.5 FT, '91- w/'91
40 HP Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, trr, very fast, local boat,
$2500 (863)926-0296.


TERRY FLEETWOOD-'81, 30,
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800. 772-287-3602 or
772-486-1914



MOTOR, 9.9 EVINRUDE 0/B,
Needs new coil. $50
(863)675-8168


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(863)441-4722
ELECTRICAL BOX, Square D,
8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
double circuit breakers, $50.
(863)467-0479
FAN- Floor model, 20" Hamp-
ton Bay, w/remote, $20.
(863)467-2112.
HAND PUMP- $80, water w/o
electric, complete w/steel fit-
ting & brass valves to install.
(863)467-4389 mornings.
KEY MACHINE
w/ blank keys, priced rea-
sonably at $400
(863)674-0296
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STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
firm.(863)612-0090.
HONDA SHADOW V4- 33K
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090



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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Care 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4925
Foreign Care 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045.
Pickup Thaks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
UtHility TraHiers 4065
Vans 4070



CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
EL CAMINO- '83, white, Runs
good. Many new parts. New
Tires & CD player $1500.
(772)418-2087
HONDA CIVIC, '04- low miles,
call for details,
(863)983-7415.
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1991 Runs good, 128k mi,
asking $1000 or best offer
(863)675-0278


SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
. offer. (772)461-2629
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.


OLDSMOBILE TORONADO '85
Totally rebuilt, new tires, low
miles. Runs great! $6500 or
good offer. (863)824-0884



FORD BRONCO, '87 runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
(863)634-4338.
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.


CLUB CAR GOLF CART-
w/charger, $600.
(863)467-1518.
GOLF CAR- 3 Wheel, recondi-
tioned, smooth riding, $750.
(863)612-1648.


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


Camper Shell, aluminum, for
short bed, full sz. pickup,
$350. (863)634-2975
HITCH RECEIVER- Class 3,
draw tite, for full size Ford.
$40. (863)697-6812.
RIMS & TIRES- see at Play-
time Car Audio Da0,ar
Blades, 22x9 g/, brand new,
$2400 neg. (863)357-6000.
SIDE TOOL BOX
2 doors, w/ keys, like new
$200 (863)357-6202
'TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744
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CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
Ford F150, '97, 180k mi.,
runs good, $4500.
(863)697-1212
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200
(863)634-4104


FORD BRONCO '86
Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
Michael (863)967-6632
HUNTING PACKAGE $8500
Jeep '88, Cobra trir, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915


TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
good condition. Side rail
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Runs good. $2500.
(863)673-0065.
FORD HANDI CAPPED 1993,
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3534 $3800.


Public N0tices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



S CITY OF SOUTH BAY,

NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY
The City of South Bay is applying for
funding from the US Department of
Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, for
the purpose of participation in the
construction of the Lake Region Water
Treatment Plant to supply water to the
City of South Bay.
Written comments may be directed to
Bobby "Tony" Smith, City Manager,
City of South Bay, 335 SW. 2nd Ave-
nue, South Bay, FL 33493.
59250 CGS 6/2,9/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
FILE NO. 2005-068-CP
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
JAMES MARTIN DOLES,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES MARTIN COLES deceased,
File Number 2005-068-C Is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendri County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 25 E. HIckpochee Ave.,
LaBelle, Florida 33935.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All Creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is June 9, 2005.
Personal Representative
Roma J. Vanse
16589 78th Drive North
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph DeGance, Esquire
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 155360
3471 N. Federal Hwy. #300
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
954-566-1531
59576 CGS 6/9,16/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District Board of Supervisors will
meet at 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June
21, 2005, at the District Office en
3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle,
Florida. The purpose of this meeting Is
to discuss-and preliminary adopt next
fiscal year's (10/1/05-9/30/06) pro-
posed operating budget and conduct
other routine business requiring action
by the Board.
This meeting is open to'the public.
The final budget and millage rate will be
advertised, reviewed, and adopted
during public hearings in September,
2005.
Patrick Whidden
Chairman
59098 CB/CGS 6/2,9/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HENRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 2004-74 DR
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
MELVIN DENNIS,
Petitioner/Husband
and
ROSA T. DENNIS,
Respondent/Wife
AMENDED NOTICE OF SUIT
TO: ROSA T. DENNIS
Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Pe-
tition for Dissolution of Marriage has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Thomas
Montgomery, Esquire, Attomey for Pe-
titioner, whose address is RO. Box
1510, Belle Glade, FL 33430, and file
the original with the Clerk of the
above-syled Court, in LaBelle, Hendry
County, orida, on or before June 21,
2005, otherwise, a judgment against
you may be entered for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of
documents and Information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions, In-
cludlng dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on May 9,2005.
CLERK OF THE COURT
By:/s/Hammond
DEPUTY CLERK
54959 CGS 5/19,26;6/2,9/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURTOFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs. Case No. 2005-173-CA
ROMAN CABRERA, at al,
Defendant(s)
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROMAN BABRERA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
2004 LIGHTHOUSE LANE
LABELLE, FL 33935-5317
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER, SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in HENDRY County, Florida:
LOT 13, BLOCK 6, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a-copy of your writ-
ten defenses within 30 days after the
first publication, if any, on Echevarria
& Associates, PA., Plaintiffs attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate
Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in
the Clewiston News.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 18th day qf April, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
59305 CGS 6/2,9/05


NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, June 17, 2005
at9:00 a.m.at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of LaTonya Canty
Clothes, toys, basinet, baby tub and
misc. items.
60031 CGS 6/9,16/05

NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Chuck RoseBlum
You are hereby notified that
the property stored by you
with Randy Coyle & Rena
Blissett, Unit #6 located at
1801 Red Road, Clewiston,
FL 33440. The items are be-
lieved to be household and
miscellaneous items and will
be sold to the highest bidder
for cash at the above ad-
dress on June 10, 2005, at
11:00 a.m, along with the
advertising costs in the
amount of $100.72 plus
$39.69. ,We reserve the right
to refuse any and all bids.
58585 CGS 6/2,9/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Adelphia Communication provides the
following information on upcoming
changes:
On or about July 9th, 2005, select sur-
rounding areas of Belle Glades, Cle-
wiston, Unincorporated Palm Beach
County, and Okeechobee County will
receive the following additions and de-
letions on the digital tier channel line
up.
The following channels will be added:
Logo will be added to channel 170
The following channel will be deleted:
VH1 Mega Hits
60941 CGS 6/9/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sel at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on June 20,
2005 at 9:00 A.M.
1991 Ford (van) Red
VIN# 1FMOA11U9MZA27314
1992 Isizu (4-door) Red
VIN# 452CG58Z2N4353451
1986 BuIck(2-door) Blu
VIN# 1G4GM47A7GP231421)
2002 Chevrolet (4-door) Whi
VIN# 2G1WF52E729376033
1991 Mercury (2-door) Bro
VIN# 1MEPM6047MH623839
1999 Daewo 4-door)Grn
VIN# KLAJA52Z7XK237343
1983 Ford (Pickup) Grn
VIN# 1FTEF14G3DNA42155
60955 CGS 6/9,16/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
The monthly meeting of the Board of Su-
pervisors of the Flaghole Drainage
istict has been scheduled for Friday,
June 17, 2005 at 1:30 PM. The meet-
ing will be held at Hilliard Brothers Of-
fice on 5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry
County, Florida.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Flaghole Drainage District
60972 CGS 6/9/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
The regularly scheduled monthly meeting
of the Board of Supervisors of the
Sugadand Drainage District has been
scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2005,
1:45PM. The meeting will be held at
Hilliard Brothers Office on 5500 Rag-
hole Road, Hendry County, Florida
Joe Marin Hilliard
Supervisor
Sugaland Drainage District
60967 CGS 6/9/05
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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN050518
C-35, C-36, & C-37 CANAL BANK RESTORATION, OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Forida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-35, C-36, & C-37 Canal Bank Restoration, Osceola
County, FL on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which
timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Involves all labor, equip-
ment & materials to restore the hurricane-damaged canal banks to their pre-
storm event condition, as specified in the contract documents. An OPTIONAL
pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at
SFWMD Kissimmee Field Station, 80 S. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34741.
For directions call (407)846-5226. A site visit will immediately follow.
All bids must conform-to the instructions-in-the Request for Bidders (RFB). Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for
free from our website wwwswmd.oo. by obtaining a set for $22.00 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.stwmd.gov.
60269 CGS 6/9/05


CITY OF CLEWISTON
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
TO PROVIDE
PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
FOR A WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY EXPANSION
and COLLECTION SYSTEM EXTENSION
In compliance with the requirements of Florida Statute 287.055, the Consultants
Competitive Negotiation Act, the City of Clewiston, Florida, is accepting State-
ments of Qualifications from qualified firms to provide Professional Engineering
Services. These services include preliminary engineering design and recommen-
dations, final design, permitting, and monitoring services during the construction
p hases to expand an existing 1.5 MGD wastewater treatment (WWTP) to a 3.0
GD capacity. Requested services also include extension of the WWIP collec-
tion system to accommodate approximately 225 new service connections.
Statement of Qualifications should be submitted in the following format:
1. Firm Overview: Include firm's capabilities, depth of resources and management
approach.
2. Project Staff Qualifications: Describe related experience and qualifications for
project team members.
3. Past Performances: Consultant should clearly routine relevant experience in simi-
lar assignments including preliminary engineering and design of waste water
systems plus experience with funding agencies (including Water Management
District and USDA Rural Development) for sewer systems.
4. References: Include a minimum of five government client references for which
you have performed similar projects.
5. Understanding of Local Needs and Familiarity with Local Conditions: include
firms understanding of the specific needs of the City of Clewiston as well as
knowledge of working with local regulatory agencies.
Original and 5 copies of our submittal should be sent to: City of Clewiston, Attn:
vin McCarthy, 141 central Av., Clewiston, FL 33440 by 4 PM on June 24,
2005, Late submittals will not be accepted. Questions should be directed to Mr.
Kevin McCarthy, Director of Utilities, at (863) 983-1454. Submittals must be
clearly marked "Waste Water Facility RFO." The City reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
58342 CGS /2,9/05


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF WORK PLAN
Notice is. hereby given that pursuant to "The Water Rights Compact Among the
Seminole Tribe of Florida, The State of Florida, and The South Florida Water Man-
agement District", the 1st Amendment to the 17th Annual Work Plan of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida has been submitted to the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, 6073 Stiding Road, Hollywood, FL 33024, has sub-
mitted, on May 19, 2005, the 1st Amendment to the 17th Annual Work Plan to
include the following projects: Big Cypress Reservation Nextel Tower Re-
peater placement at the Motocross site adjacent to the West Boundary Road
(S38/T4
S/R33E); and, the second phase of the Snake Road (BIA 1281) improvement pro-
ject totaling 13 miles of roadway S32/T48S/R35E). Hollywood Reservation -
installation of a 2" well to irrigate 1 acre of landscape at the Extreme Rage Paint-
ball Park (S2/T51S/R41E). The Work Plan describes existing and proposed ac-
tivities on Seminole land. The Brighton Reservation is located in Glades County,
Township 40 South, Range 32 East; Township 39 South, Range 32 East; Town-
ship 39 South, Range 33 East; Township 38 South, Range 33 East. The Immok-
ales Reservation is located in Collier County, Township 47 South, Range 29 East.
The Big Cypress Reservation is located in Hendry County, Township 47 South,
Ranges 32-34 East. The Hollywood Reservation is located in Broward County,
Townships 50-51 South, Range 41 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the Work Plan or submit a written request
for a copy of the Staff Report containing proposed agency action regarding the
Work Plan by writing to: Environmental Resource Regulation, South Florida Wa-
ter Management District, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680;
such comments or requests must be received within 30 days from the date of
publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this Work Plan. A copy of the
Staff Report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceed-
ings. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an Administrative
Hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request
therefo after reviewing the Staff Report.
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GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the GLADEVIEW WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will
be held on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-op, At-
lantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, lorida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Amedcans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quinnn special accommodations to participate In this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the District's Attorney, Charles F
Schoech,at(51) 655-020 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
By: Charles E Schoech, Esq.
59198 CGS 6/2,9/05

HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable
laws, a meeting of the landowners of the HIGHLAND GLADES WATER CONTROL
DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar
Cane Growers Cooperative, 3rd Floor, West Sugar House Road, Belle Glade,
Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may propedy come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence Immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessment rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made. lch record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Ios to be ed.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
quiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the District's Attorney, Chades F
Schoech at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day ofMay, 2005.
By: Charles F. Schoech, Esq.
59196 CGS 6/2,9/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING
OF DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws,
a Meeting of the Landowners of DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
will be held on Monday, June 20, 2005 at 2:30 RM. at the office of Alico, Inc.,
640 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of:
1. Electing Supervisors;
2. Receiving Annual Reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the
Landowners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may
need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Amercian with Disabilities Act, any person requir-
ing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the
District at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to the date of proceeding.
DATED this 16th day of May 2005.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: Robert R Milley, Secretary
57498 CGS 6/2,9/05

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF LANDOWNERS OF
HENDRY-HILLIARD WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of Hendry-
Hillard Water Control District, and in accordance with Chapter 298, Florida Stat-
utes 1941, and law amendatory thereto, the Annual Meeting of Landowners of
Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District, for the year 2005, will be held at the office
of Hilliard Brothers of Florda, Ltd., 5500 lagholeRoad, Clewiston, Florida on Fri-
day, June 17,2005 at 1:00 RM., forthe purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine.
3. Transacting such other business as may propedy come before the meeting.
Additionally, this notice advises that, if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Hendry-Hulliard Water Control District Board of Supervisors, with re-
spect to any matter considered at this meeting, he will need a record of the pro-
ceedings and that, for such purpose. He may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is madejgtblch record Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Board of Supervisors
Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District
By: Joe Marin Hilliard
President
61026 CGS 6/9,16/05

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS OF DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of DEV-
IL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held on Monday, June 20,
2005 at 3:00 PM. at the office of Alico, Inc., 640 South Main Street, LaBelle,
Florida.
The purpose of this meeting is to transacLt any and all business which may come
before the Board.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the public meeting herein referred, he or she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
rquing specialaccommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact
the Disthct Administrator at (863) 675-2966 at least five (5) days prior to the
date of the proceeding.
DATED this 16th day of May, 2006.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
By: Robert R Miley, Secretary
57514 CGS 6/9/05

SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF
2005 ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries of
the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT that, pursuant to applicable laws, a
meeting of the landowners of the SHAWANO WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Is
scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sugar Farms Co-
op, Atlantic Sugar Mill Road, Belle Glade, Florida, for the following purposes:
1. Electing Supervisor(s);
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may property come before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting is to approve the budget and set the non-ad valorem as-
sessmelnt rate for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 and to transact any and all business
that may come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings, he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
Squiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a
disability or physical impairment should contact the Districts Attorney, Charles F.
Schoech, at (561) 655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days prior to the Meeting.
DATED this 27th day of May, 2005.
By: Chades Schoech, Esq.

PUBLIC NOTICE ..-- -


The regularly scheduled monthly meeting
of the Board of Supervisors of the
Hendry-Hilliard Water Control District
has been scheduled for Friday, June
17, 2005, 1:15PM. The meeting will
be held at Hilllard Brothers Office on
5500 Flaghole Road, Hendry County,
Florida.
Joe Marlin Hilliard
Supervisor
Hendry-Hilliard Water Contro/District
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Safety tips for backyard barbeques


For many Floridians, summer
means a chance to fire up their gas
grills and host a backyartlbarbecue for
friends and families. Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson reminds people to
follow safety precautions to help make
the summer season both safe and
enjoyable. Mr. Bronson and the Florida
Propane Safety, Education and
Research Council have compiled a list
of propane gas grill and cylinder safety
tips:

Propane Grill Do's:
Always read and follow the grill


manufacturer's instructions and keep
written materials and manuals in a safe,
accessible place.
When not in use, make sure all
grill burner controls are turned off and
that the cylinder valve is closed.
Never attempt to move a hot grill.
Make sure the grill is shut off and
cool to the touch before covering it
after use.
Always use or store cylinders out-
doors in an upright, vertical position.
When filling or exchanging a
cylinder, have the supplier check for
dents, damage, rust or leaks.
Before using a propane gas grill,


Unemployment

Florida's April 2005 unemployment The state continue
rate was the lowest experienced by the the total number of j
state since April 2001. The state's sea- from March 2005, tl
sonally adjusted April 2005 unemploy- which comparable
ment rate was 4.2 percent, down from from other states, F
the revised rate of 4.4 percent in March in the number of ne
and down 0.6 percentage point from had the fastest ra
4.8 percent year ago. growth among the
Florida's seasonally adjusted unem- states.
ployment rate for April 2005 was a full Solid growth con
percentage point lower than the nation- turning's durable gc
al rate of 5.2 percent. gained 3,500 jobs (-
In April 2005, seasonally adjusted last April. Much
nonagricultural employment grew by durable goods was
224,700 jobs over the year, growing at a equipment manuf
rate of 3.0 percent. By comparison, the jobs, +5.4 percent)
national rate of growth was 1.7 percent electronic produce
for the same period. (+ 1,700 jobs, +3.5


rate
ued to see growth in
obs. Based on data
he latest month for
data are available
lorida led all states
w jobs created and
ite of annual job
ten most populous

ntinued in manufac-
oods sector, which
+ 1.4 percent) since
of the growth in
s in transportation
'acturing (+2,200
and computer and
ct manufacturing
percent).


check all connections for tightness
using a leak-detection solution.
If you experience difficulties in the
operation of your gas grill, contact your
local propane provider for service.

Propane Grill Don'ts:
Do not smoke while handling the
propane cylinder.
Do not allow children to tamper or
play with the cylinder or grill.
Do not use, store or transport your
cylinder where it would be exposed to
high temperatures. (This includes stor-
ing spare cylinders under or near the
grill.)



dropping
The newly redefined Miami-Ft.
Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA led the
state in employment growth (+55,500
jobs, +2.4 percent), followed by the
Orlando and Tampa-St. Petersburg-
Clearwater MSAs with over-the-year job
growth in April 2005 of +42,000 jobs
and +34,400 jobs, respectively.
Palm Beach County had an unem-
ployment rate of 4.2 percent in April
with a workforce of 607239 persons
and 25694 unemployed. In March the
unemployment rate was 4.3 percent.
Glades County had an unemploy-
ment rate of 4.1 percent in April with a
workforce of 5056 persons and 206
unemployed. Unemployment in March
was also 4.1 percent.


Never leave the grill unattended
when in use.

"Propane grills are extremely popu-
lar, and when used properly they are
safe," Bronson said. "But we do hear
about accidents and one bad decision
can result in serious injury or worse so
we urge people to go over these safety
tips each year."

For a copy of the Department's free
brochure, Safe Cooking with Propane
Gas Grills, please contact the Depart-
ment's Bureau of Liquefied Petroleum
Gas Inspections at (850) 921-8001.



in Florida
Hendry County had an unemploy-
ment rate of 6 percent with 18,597
workers and 1,114 unemployed.
Unemployment in March was 5.8 per-
cent.
Okeechobee County, with 16,130
workers and 797 unemployed, had an
unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in
April. In March the Okeechobee County
unemployment rate was 5.2 percent.
Walton County had the lowest
unemployment rate in the state of Flori-
da in April, with 2.8 percent unem-
ployed.
Madison County, with 5.8 percent
unemployed, had the highest unem-
ployment rate in the state in April.


Tips that will help to ensure a safe summer


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) encour-
ages summer safety during this heavy
vacation season. By making wise choic-
es to protect your skin, food and overall
health, you and your family can have
fun in the sun while staying out of harm
sway.
"While Floridians and visitors travel
throughout the state, being knowledge-
able of safety tips can drastically
decrease the number of summer relat-
ed injuries and accidents," says DOH
Secretary John 0. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H. "Playing it safe is the
theme we want Floridians to remem-
ber and employ this summer."

Food safety
Few things in life are better than a
summer barbecue, and no barbecue is
complete without following the proper
food handling procedures below:
Always wash your hands with
warm, soapy water before and after
handling food.
Keep marinating foods refrigerat-
ed and boil the used marinade sauce
before applying to cooked food. Also
avoid putting cooked food on any plate
that previously held raw food.
Use a meat thermometer to
ensure that food reaches a safe internal
temperature. Beef should be cooked to
at least 160iF and chicken to 170iF. Fish
is done when the meat is opaque and
flakes easily.
Pre-heat the coals on the grill for
20-30 minutes.
Pack plenty of ice or freezer packs
to maintain a constant cold tempera-
ture.

Sun safety
Precautions must be taken to avoid
sunburn and skin injuries. Exposure to
the sun's ultra-violet (UV) rays is the
leading environmental factor in the pro-
gression of skin cancer. Liberal use of
sunscreen with a sun protection factor
(SPF) of 15 or greater is recommended
to prevent sunburn. Other ways to pro-
tect yourself from sunburn are:
Seeking shade under shelter such
as a tree or umbrella,
Covering up with light-weight
clothing,
Wearing a hat to protect your face,
scalp, neck and ears, and
Wearing sunglasses that deter UV
rays (also necessary when using indoor
tanning facilities).
Individuals particularly sensitive to
the sun, may want to avoid exposure


between the peak sun hours of 10:00
AM to 3:00 PM (even on cloudy days).

Puffer fish
Florida's seafood is among the best
in the country, but take care to identify
and avoid poisonous fish. Eating puffer
fish, commonly known as blowfish,
can cause saxitoxin poisoning. Saxitox-
in has no taste, color or smell and can-
not be destroyed by cooking or clean-
ing. Symptoms of saxitoxin poisoning
include tingling, burning, numbness,
drowsiness, incoherent speech, diffi-
culty breathing and in severe cases,
death. Also avoid locally harvested
shellfish during red tide occurrences.

Swimming safety
When enjoying our waters, Floridi-
ans and those visiting Florida should
engage in water sports that are safe for
all involved while taking note of marine
life and harmful algal blooms.
Marine life includes naturally occur-
ring plant-like algae like blue-green
algae (cyanobacteria) and red tide,
which can be present in the open
ocean, bays, lagoons and freshwater
environments. DOH recommends
avoiding areas with obvious algal
blooms as contact may cause skin rash,
runny nose and burning eyes. Howev-
er, symptoms are temporary and last
only for a few hours.
For more information or to report
symptoms related to red tide, blue
green algae exposure or puffer fish con-
sumption, call the toll-free Marine Toxin
Hotline at 1-888-232-8635. This hotline
is operated by the Florida Poison Con-
trol Center.
An example of an unsafe water
sport is teak surfing. Teak surfing
involves swimmers being towed
through the water while hanging on to
a powerboat s teak swim plat-
form. The threat of carbon monoxide is
present because moving boats produce
exhaust fumes. Carbon monoxide is a
highly, toxic gas that has no smell or
taste. Inhaling carbon monoxide caus-
es the teak surfer to lose conscious-
ness, become submerged in the water
and quickly drown. Many surviving vic-
tims have sustained permanent brain
damage.

Mosquitoes
DOH officials continue to stress the
"5 D s" for prevention:
DUSK and DAWN (avoid being
outdoors when mosquitoes are seeking


blood, for many species this is during
the dusk and dawn hours).
DRESS (wear clothing that covers
skin).
DEET (use mosquito repellents
including DEET [N, N diethyl-metatolu-
amide] on skin. You can add to your
protection by applying a repellent
directly to your clothing when you are
outside). Keep in mind, DEET is not rec-
ommended for children younger than 2
months old. Instead, avoid exposing
babies to mosquitoes.
DRAINING (check your home to
rid it of standing water in which mos-
quitoes can lay their eggs).
Elimination of breeding sites is one
of the keys to prevention.
Tips on Eliminating Mosquito Breed-
ing Sites
1. Clean out eaves, troughs and gut-
ters.
2. Remove old tires-or drill holes in
those used in playgrounds to drain.
3. Turn over remove empty plastic
pots.
4. Pick up all beverage containers
and cups.
5. Check tarps on boats or other
equipment that may collect water.
6. Pump out bilges on boats.
7. Replace water in birdbaths and
pet or other animal feeding dishes at
least once a week.
8. Change water in plant trays,
including hanging plants, at least once
a week.
9. Remove vegetation or obstruc-
tions in drainage ditches that prevent
the flow of water.

Black henna tattoos
Other skin injuries can be sustained
by getting black henna tattoos or body
piercing. Henna is a coloring made
from a plant extract that has not been,
approved by the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) for skin applica-
tion. Some of the henna contains a
product called p-phenlyenediamine
(PPD), which may cause allergic reac-
tions like intense itching, redness,
swelling and even scarring at the tattoo
site. Persons experiencing these symp-
toms should seek immediate medical
attention and report the instance to the
local health department. Body piercing
poses health risks if done with unclean'
instruments. Unclean instruments
could be contaminated with Hepatitis B
or C, diseases which may severely
impair liver function. Also, an,abnor-
mal overgrowth of scar tissue, called a
keloid, can form.


Poison control
DOH joins the Florida Poison Infor-
mation Centers in encouraging individ-
uals to take an active role in safeguard-
ing children from potential dangers that
involve products commonly found in
every home. This focus on poison-
proofing your home is part of the annu-
al campaign to educate the public on
the dangers and prevention of acciden-
tal poisonings. Almost one million chil-
dren are exposed to a potential poison
each year.
Children under the age of five are
particularly vulnerable to these acci-
dental events due to their natural
curiosity about the world around them.
What they see, touch and reach is gen-
erally put into their mouths.
Almost 60 percent of all calls to the
poison information center involve
exposures in one of the following five
groups: Acetaminophen is used as an
aspirin substitute, pain reliever and
fever reducer and is often found in chil-
dren s medication. Toxic symp-
toms are delayed and can cause pro-
found effects, particularly liver damage.
Ethanol-containing products include
mouthwashes, perfumes, colognes,
hand sanitizers and adult cold medica-
tions. Toxic symptoms include sleepi-
ness, drop in blood sugar and shallow
breathing. Common hand soaps and
detergents may cause upset stomach
and may cause persistent vomiting,
diarrhea and even dehydration if ingest-
ed. Automatic dishwasher detergent
may be caustic. Hypochlorites include
bleach, pool chemicals and supplies
and cleaning products. Toxic symp-
toms can include irritation to the mouth
and stomach, and potential burns to
the mouth, throat and esophagus.
Hydrocarbon containing products
include gasoline, kerosene, charcoal
lighter fluid, automobile products and
lamp oil. Toxic symptoms may include
vomiting, and if the product enters the
lungs, fever, coughing, shortness of
breath, wheezing or chemical pneumo-
nia can occur.
For poisoning emergencies, call the
Poison Information Center; toll free 24
hours a day, at 1-800- 222-1222
(Voice/TDD); calls will be connected
based on geographic region. The
healthcare professionals at the Center
will immediately respond to poison
emergencies and answer poison-relat-
ed questions about medications,
household products and other poten-
tially dangerous substances.


Youth Leadership Camp moves to Belle Glade


This summer the glades community
hosts a new youth camp geared toward
developing leadership skills, enhancing
critical thinking skills and increasing
cultural awareness.
The highlights of the program
include visiting motivational speakers,
daily career highlights, business skills
workshops, educational field trips, cre-
ative writing lessons, hands on science
experiments, conflict resolution work-
shops, African-American history ses-
sions, and much more.


The Motivated, Organized, Venerat-
ed and Empowered (MOVE) youth
camp seeks to highlight the talented
youth of the glades community. What
will you do to prepare for tomorrow?
What career opportunities await you?
Do you like asking questions? Do you
like investigating things? Do you like
learning new and exciting things? Do
your peers tend to want to follow you?
Do you want to join others who share
similar interests?
Then make your MOVE and come


be apart of the Youth Summer Camp
that inspires and values your curiosity.
The educational field trips include the
Miami Museum of Science, Vizcaya
Museum & Gardens, Museum of Art of
Ft. Lauderdale, and the African-Ameri-
can Research Library & Cultural Center.
The camp is scheduled to start June 14,
at the Women's Civic Club on Martin
Luther King Blvd.in Belle Glade, Fl. The
program is for student's age 12-17 years
of age and will run Tuesday to Thursday
from 9 am-4 pm for five weeks.


The Youth of Belle Glade have valu-
able contributions to offer the commu-
nity. The need only exists in receiving
the direction and guidance to nurture
those hidden talents. The MOVE youth
camp is also looking for individuals or
organizations to help sponsor partici-
pants for the program. If you are inter-
ested in supporting the leadership
development of glades youth please
contact the program coordinator at
(561) 449-6210.


Man convicted for using Internet to seduce child


TALLAHASSEE Attorney Gener-
al Charlie Crist announced the convic-
tion of an Orange County resident on
15 counts of using a computer to
seduce a child over the Internet.
Walter Hammel, 52, was arrested
when he traveled to Polk County to
meet a young boy for a pre-arranged
liaison, unaware that the person with
whom he communicated over the
Internet was an undercover law
enforcement officer. The case was
prosecuted by the Attorney General's
Office of Statewide Prosecution,


which has specific jurisdiction to pros-
ecute cases involving section
847.0135(3), Use of a Computer to
Seduce a Child over the Internet.
"Words cannot describe the atroci-
ty that could have taken place here,"
said Crist. "The insidious nature of this
crime is that this man used the Inter-
net to invade a home and a family in
order to lure his victim to him. It is
imperative that we continue to fight to
protect our children from these mon-
sters, and I commend the jury on
reaching its verdict."


The case began in October 2003 intending to pick up "Larry" and take
when an officer working with a Cen- him to his home in Winter Garden.
tral Florida task force on Internet Hammel was arrested when he
crimes against children monitored an approached a decoy arranged by
Internet chat room. Hammel struck agents.
up an online conversation with the Among the agencies involved in
agent, who he believed was a 13-year- the joint investigation were the Polk
old boy named "Larry." Over a period County Sheriff's Department and the
of time, Hammel attempted to lure Eagle Lake Police Department
"Larry" to his home in Orange Coun- Eagle Lake Police Department.
ty, and at one point sent pornographic Sentencing is scheduled for July 22
images of young boys. After a month in Bartow. Hammel, who is an Austri-
of online conversations, Hammel tray- an national, faces up to 75 years in
eled to a Wal-Mart in Haines City prison.


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