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Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: June 23, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, Iune 23. 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 79 No. 2


Museum concept presented


Attention
class of 1996
There will be a class meet-
ing for Glades Central Com-
munity High School class of
1996. The meeting will be
held on June 26 at 3:30 p.m.
The meeting will be at the Be
The One office located in the
Goodwill Plaza. If you have
any questions please contact
Yvane Joachim Moreland at
(561) 261-5261 or Carla Little
McClain at (5610 261-0058.
Forty days
of focus
Pastor Alvin E. Nichols and.
the congregation of Miracle
Temple Ministries will begin
the 40 Days of Purpose Cam-
paign on September 24.
Churches around the world
partnered with Saddleback
Church, Pastor Ed by Rick
Warren, have joined for this
40 days of focus. During the
40 days those participating
will focus on the biblical prin-
ciples and the five purposes
we were created and placed
on this earth to fulfill. Every-
one is invited to come and
find the answer to the age
question "What on earth am
I here for?" During previous
Campaigns untold thousands
have come to Christ, been
baptized, welcomed into
church membership, taught
the real meaning of worship
and fellowship, equipped for
ministry, and then sent out
for their mission in the world.
Troubled marriages have
been healed, broken relation--.
ships between church.,mem-
bers restored, and a new spir-
it of unity, vision, and
purpose swept through many
congregations. Miracle Tem-
ple is located on State Road
715 in Belle Glade, FL and
those interested in registering
for the Campaign should call
(561) 996-7653 or (561) 996-
8568. All are welcome.

Vacation
Bible school
The public is invited to
participate in New Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church's
Vacation Bible school pro-
gram during June 20-24,
Monday through Friday, from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. New
Bethel Missionary Church is
located at 1101 West Avenue
"A", Belle Glade. Activities will
include daily Bible explo-
rations, out-door play exer-
cise, music extravaganza and
refreshments. The closing
ceremony will be held on
Sunday, June 26 at 9:30 a.m.
during the regular Sunday
school program. For addi-
tional information, please
contact Autrie Williams, Rev.
Lee Mack Bendolph, Sis.
Rosie Jones, or Rev. R.F. Hair-
ston Ill.


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Index
Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds . .19-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Steam
Locomotive Association present-
ed its ongoing plans to build a
museum in Belle Glade with a
unique twist to it: Within the
property, visitors and tourists
alike will get a chance to view a
full-sized steam locomotive in
action.
Modeled after similar projects
throughout the United States,
including the Railroad Museum
of Pennsylvania, the proposal to


construct the museum in Belle
Glade is off the ground and
organizers are looking for the
support of the tri-cities in its
progress.
John Rude, assistant director
of the Steam Locomotive Associ-
ation based in Ft. Lauderdale,
made the presentation before the
city commission in Belle Glade,
standing in for Steve Spreck-
elmeier, president and general
manager of the company.
According to Mr. Rude, the


plan is moving along, but is still
very early in development. While
the company has the conceptual
idea in place and has presented
the city with a rendering of the
possible end product, there is still
much to do before the vacant lot
in question sees its first construc-
tion project.
Once funding is in place and
the project does get off the
ground, Mr. Rude promises a
worthwhile addition to the cul-
tural history of the area.


Family and Community Partnership: Hawaii style
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Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Mireille Prophete, Megan Jarrett and Jannie Sutherland enjoy their day with a little
Hawaiian flair. The three took part in the Family and Community Partnership Luau event
at the Banyan Tree-,bounge in Belle Glade. Part of 'a series of recognition events
throughout the county, the presentations honors over 75 families.


The museum is planned to
cater to the growing tourism
industry in the Glades and will
serve as another reason, Mr.
Rude said, for outsiders to come
into the city to enjoy a day of fun
and activities. With the Lake
Okeechobee Scenic Trail, and
other tourism-focused projects
getting off the ground elsewhere
in the Glades, the museum will
complement those projects, and
add an attraction all its own.
Early in the planning of the


project, Mr. Rude envisions a
multi-phased effort that will add
attractions as funding falls into
place.
The museum building is one
of the key elements to the proj-
ect, as well as the maintenance
structure to house and maintain
the locomotive in the property.
An additional construction
project involves an exhibition
hall that can showcase train
See Concept Page 10


Gang related



shooting in



Belle Glade


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE The Belle
Glade Police Department is
looking into a shooting inci-
dent that left a juvenile victim
hospitalized. He was shot by
another juvenile after leaving
a dance at a club in town.
According to a press
release prepared by the police
department, the cause for the
shooting seemed to have
stemmed from a dispute that
started inside the club and
spilled out into the streets.
An arrest has been made in
connection with the crime:
Officers were dispatched to
the popular Club 21 dance
hall, located at 1533 North-


west Avenue L in Belle Glade,
on June 12 in reference to a
complaint regarding shots
being fired in the vicinity. Offi-
cers arrived at a few minutes
before 2 a.m. that morning in
response to the dispatch call.
The responding units
found a juvenile who
appeared to have suffered an
injury resulting from a gun-
shot wound. The wound was
located on his right leg.
While attending to the vic-
tim, other units tried to locate
the. suspect, who had fled
from the area following, the
shooting. When police
See Shooting- Page 10


Pahokee looks



into drafting



noise ordinance


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Each family to be recognized at these events is nominated for the Shine Awards by a
local social service agency that is part of the Family & Community Partnership network
(FCP) and has worked with or is currently working with the family. Following the four
local events, FCP will host the second annual Shine Awards from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Kravis Center on July 27. At this event, one family from each of the four local events
held in June will be recognized for the tremendous inroads they have made despite
enormous challenges. This year's event will bring together over 300 family and com-
munity partners from the organizations, which comprise the partnership.


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Once the city
selects a new police chief later
this year, one of his first orders
of business will be to delve into
the drafting of a noise ordi-
nance to address the issue of
excessively loud music-playing
throughout the city.
Presently, the city lacks such
an ordinance, and has very lit-
tle power in curbing the attrac-
tion of some to blast their
music at loud levels levels
that can sometimes be heard


from blocks away.
One of the more popular
additions to a car nowadays
seem to be the amplifiers that
are hooked to expensive stereo
equipment within a car to pro-
duce a loud and booming
noise that easily spills outside
the car and onto the property of
neighbors and residents. Even
with the windshields up, the
punch of the music and the
exaggerated sound breaks
See Noise Page 10


Fourth on the


Muck days away


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Tom Kehlhofer,
President of Red Fun, Inc., said
he works well under pressure
and, in some instances, expects
it. Planning the Fourth of July on
the Muck Festival in Pahokee, he
put himself to the test.
Now, though there have
been some temporary setbacks,
Mr. Kehlhofer is promising to
deliver on a quality festival that if
successful, he said, can go on to
become one of the biggest
annual draws to the lake.
"We're trying to make it like
Fourth on Flager," said Mr.
Kehlhofer. "We feel it can be
better."
For years, the city of Pahokee
and community residents have
taken the lead on the annual
fireworks display show and


planned it on a small scale. Par-
ents and their children, and fes-
tive participants, gather peace-
fully and wait for the fireworks
finale as the sun sets on the
dike.
As news of its existence has
spread through the years, the
show attracts more and more
residents and visitors to the area
in search of a patriotic display of
sound and light over the reflec-
tive lake.
It's been that way for
decades.
For a little change in its regu-
lar order this year, the city of
Pahokee partnered with Red
Fun, Inc., for the planning of a
daylong festival to conclude
with the fireworks display at
See Days Page 10


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Firefighters honored for delivery
Mayor J.P. Sasser joined Fire Chief Gary Burroughs in recognizing the efforts of Fire-
fighter Melissa Jones, Firefighter John Bush and Lt. Cris Bottari, who helped to deliv-
er a baby boy recently at the parking lot of the fire department building. The three were
instrumental in ensuring that the birth happened without a hitch.


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proud to announce the birth of
their son Jason Lee Harrell Jr. He
was born May 16, 2005 at 3:56
p.m. weighing seven pounds,
three ounces and was 20 1/2
inches long at birth.
Jason Jr. was welcomed
home by his big sisters Andrea,
Brittney and Lizzie.


Ronald Eric
"Bud" Rounds
Ronald Eric "Bud" Rounds was
welcomed into the world June 18,
2005 at 10:27 a.m. at Glades Gener-
al Hospital. Tanya Rounds wel-
comed her bouncing baby boy
who weighed seven pounds and
seven ounces and was 20 inches
long at birth.
Welcoming young Ronald
home was her sister Shawna
Marie, maternal grandparents
Ronald and Constance Rounds,
Uncle Bobby, Aunt Tracy, Uncle
Les, Uncle Matt, Aunt Teresa, and
cousins; Samantha, Savannah, Jes-
sica, Sydney, Alyssa, and Shannon.


In the Military


Sergio Avalos
Navy Petty Officer Third Class
Sergio Avalos, son of Josefina
and Margarito Avalos of Clewis-
ton, and his shipmates are in
the middle of a scheduled
deployment, while assigned to
the amphibious assault ship
USS Kearsarge, homeported in
Norfolk, Va.
Avalos' ship deployed with
USS Ashland, USS Ponce and
USS Gonzalez as part of the USS
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike
Group in support of the global
war on terrorism -and Opera-
tions Enduring/Iraqi Freedom.
The primary mission of Aval-
os' ship is to embark, deploy
and land elements of a Marine
landing force by helicopter,
landing craft air cushion or
amphibious assault vehicle.
Avalos is a 2002 graduate of
Clewiston High School of
Clewiston, and joined the Navy
in July 2002.


Gina England
Navy Seaman Recruit Gina M.
England, a 1999 graduate of Paho-
kee High School, Pahokee, Fla.,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, I11.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, England completed a vari-
ety of training which included
classroom study and practical
instruction on naval customs,
first aid, firefighting, water safety
and survival, and shipboard and
aircraft safety. An emphasis was
also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This
exercise gives recruits the skills and
confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic
warriorattributes of sacrifice, dedi-
cation, teamwork and endurance
in each recruit through the practi-
cal application of basic Navy skills
and the core values of Honor,
Courage and Commitment. Its dis-
tinctly "Navy" flavor was designed
to take into aaicunt what it means
to be a Sailor.


Robert and Beverly Giesler
Robert and Beverly
Giesler celebrates
50th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giesler
will celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary July 3 at the Old Town
Hall in Huntingburg, Indiana.
Open house will be from 2-4 p.m.
The couple requests no gifts.
Bob Giesler and Beverly Frick
married on July 2, 1955, in Hunt-
ingburg at St Mary's Rectory by
Father Alfred Baltz. Their atten.-
dants were Bill Giesler of Jasper,
in cousin of the groom and the
late Waneta Lindauer, sister of the
bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Giesler are the


parents of five daughters Mrs.
Mark (Roxanna) Hasenour of
Jasper, IN, Mrs. Patrick (Karen)
Werne of Buckhead Ridge, Flori-
da, Mrs. Gary (Carla) Schnarr of
Huntingburg, IN., Mrs. Jack
(Joyce) Welp of Birdseye, IN., and
Mrs. Bret (Molly) Egg of Atoka,
TN. They have sixteen grandchil
dren and six great grandchildren.
One grandson is deceased.
Bob and Beverly moved from
Indiana to Buckhead Ridge in
1981 and now enjoy vacationing
at their home at 521 SR 145 South
in Birdseye, Indiana. Mrs. Giesler
retired from Circle K In Buckhead
Ridge. Mr. Giesler has been a long
time chairman (13 years) of the
BOCC


Graduates


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Jon Penuel
Jon Penuel


On May 13, 2005, Jon Penuel
of Belle Glade, son of Jim and
Dollie Penuel, graduated from


the Georgia Department of Nat-
ural Resources Wildlife Officer
Academy in Forsyth, Georgia. He
is currently assigned to Dohtry
and Calhoun Counties.


Engagements


Obituaries


Donald Lee Westberry
Donald Lee Westberry, of
Clewiston, 60, died Monday,
June 13, 2005 at County Road 29
- LaBelle.
Donald Lee
Westberry
was born in
Arcadia, Flori-
da.
He lived
here for 24
years. He was
self-employed
as a mechanic. Donald Lee
Survivors
include: Wife Westberry
Yvonne West-
berry of Clewiston; sons, Greg
Westberry of Clewiston, Ron
Westberry of Jacksonville, Eric
Westberry of Clewiston, Ricky
Duane Westberry deceased;
mother Eva Westberry of Noca-
tee, Florida; brothers, Kenneth
Westberry of Arcadia, Florida,
Buddy Westberry of Nocatee,
Florida; and sister Vicki Dove of
Sebring.
Calling hours were June 16
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at
Akin- Davis Funeral Home Inc.
Services were held at Church of
God of Clewiston at 10 a.m. on
June 17, 2005. Burial was at
Ridgelawn Cemetery. Officiating
Clergy was Rev. Shannon Con-
ner, Rev. Eric Burch, and Rev.
Harold Hanks.
Akin -Davis Funeral Homes
was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Kevin D. "Fat man"
Osceola
Kevin D. "Fat man" Osceola,
33, of Palmdale, passed away
Monday,. June 13, 2005. He was
born Dec. 8, 1971 in Alexandria,
LA and was a lifelong resident of
Palmdale. He was a cowboy and
fireman and a member of Palm-
dale Baptist Church. He was for-
mer Palmdale Fire Chief and was
a member of the first response
medical team for 10 years. He
was a coach for T-ball and Little
League and enjoyed rodeoing.
Survivors are his wife, Angie
Osceola; son, Warren James
Osceola; daughter, Kaitlyn Osce-
ola; parents, Mike and Sandra
Osceola all of Palmdale; three
brothers, Michael Corbitt of
Stanton, KY, Bryant "Bimbo"
Osceola of Houston, TX, James
"Pero" Osceola of Palmdale; two
sisters, Judy Corbitt of Stanton,


KY and Deana "Dede" Osceola
of Houston, TX; numerous other
relatives. Funeral services were
Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at
Palmdale Baptist Church, where
the family received friends one
hour prior to the service. Grave-
side services were Saturday at
3:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Ceme-
tery. Brant Funeral Chapel was in
charge of arrangements.
Linda Ann Roberts
Linda Ann Roberts, 50, of
Lake City, Florida, died Wednes-
day, June 8, 2005.
She was born in Lake City,
Florida, and had lived in Lake
City, Florida her whole life. She
was a registered nurse.
She was a member of Lake
City First Baptist Church, and
The Lions Club.
Survivors include brother Pre-
ston Roberts of Clewiston and
sisters Barbie Roberts of Jack-
sonville, Florida and Jessica
Pierce of Lake City, Florida.
Funeral services were held at
7 p.m. on June 10, 2005 at
Cheryl Guery Funeral Home, in
Lake City, Florida. Visitations
were from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
June.9, 2005 at Cheryl Guery
Funeral Home, in Lake City,
Florida. All funeral arrangements
were under the direction of
Cheryl Guery Funeral Home in
Lake City, Florida.


RUDy Jones
Inez Rodriguez and Willie Preston
and Troy Lee Reynolds


Rodriguez and
Reynolds
Damacio and Francisca
Rodriguez of South Bay are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Inez
Rodriguez to Troy Lee Reynolds
of Stuart.
The prospective groom is the
son of Doris W Reynolds of Port
St. Lucie.
The wedding is planned for
June 25, 2005 at the Doyle Con-
nor in Moore Haven. The groom
is elf employed as a CPA.
The bride-to-be is employed
as a sheet metal with Turbom-
dustor Technology Inc.
The groom is self-employed
as a CPA.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Stuart.


Willie Preston and
Ruby Jones
Mrs. Essie Mae Miles of Okee-
chobee is pleased to announce
the engagement of her daughter
Ruby Jones of Hartford New
Britain, Connecticut/ Ft. Pierce,
Florida to Willie Jones Preston of
Clewiston.
Mr. Preston is retired from U.S.
Sugar and is currently employed
at Wal-Mart.
Ms. Jones is retired from state
of Connecticut Veterans Affairs,
Rocky Hill, Connecticut.
The wedding ceremony will be
held July 16, 2005 at 4 p.m. at the
Harlem Civic Center in Clewiston.
The reception will be held imme-
diately after the ceremony. All
family and friends are invited to
attend. The couple will reside in
Clewiston.


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Florida heat brings health hazards


Soaring temperatures bring
increased risk of heat injury.
If you are working or playing
in the Florida heat, be aware of
the warning signs of heat injury.
According to the Center for
Disease Control (CDC), heat
injuries include: Heat rash, heat
cramps, heat swelling, heat syn-
cope (fainting), heat exhaustion
and heatstroke.
Heat rash (sometimes called
prickly heat) is generally mild.
Red bumps appear on the skin
and usually disappear within a
few days. Heat rash is fairly com-
mon in very young children.
Heat rash can be prevented by
keeping cool with air condition-
ing, fans and cool showers. Keep
the skin dry. and wear light-
weight, loose-fitting clothing.
Wear natural fibers, such as cot-
ton, which do not trap the
body's heat.
Treatments for heat rash
includes: Keep the rash area
cool and dry. Consult your doc-
tor about medications such as
calamine lotion and Benadryl. If
the rash does not clear up in a
few days, or it becomes infected,
consult your doctor.
According to the CDC Web
site, heat cramps often occur
after strenuous exercise in heat,
and tend to occur in the legs or
abdomen.
Symptoms include: Cool,
moist skin; muscle spasms,
twitching, hard and lumpy mus-
cles, tender muscles, nausea,
possibly with vomiting; fatigue,
and rapid heartbeat.


A
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Life


with Katrina Elsken

Heat cramps occur because
the body loses fluid and elec-
trolytes. If you are sweating, be
sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Water is always a good choice,
but if you are sweating a lot, you
might want to also sip sports
drinks such as Gatorade, which
replace lost electrolytes. Consult
your doctor about sports drinks
if you are on a diet that restricts
sodium intake. Some sports
drinks are high in sodium.
Treatment for heat cramps
includes drinking lots of fluids,
massaging and stretching mus-
cles and limiting exercise. If
symptoms do not ease after one
hour, consult your doctor.
Heat swelling usually occurs
in the hands, legs, ankles and
feet. It happens after standing or
sitting a long time in the heat. It
can be prevented by periodically
stretching and moving, so you
don't sit too long in one position.
Treatment for heat swelling is to
rest in a cool place and to elevate
the legs.
Heat syncope is a form of
fainting. It can be related to heat
swelling. If blood pools in the
legs during a long period of


standing or sitting in the heat,
this can cause a sudden loss of
blood pressure.
Symptoms of heat syncope
include fainting, light headed-
ness, weak pulse and cool, moist
skin. Heat syncope can be avoid-
ed by staying as cool and hydrat-
ed as possible and by avoiding
standing or sitting in one posi-
tion for long periods of time.
The CDC's recommended
treatment for heat syncope is to
lie down in a cool environment.
If fainting spells last longer than
one minute, or if the person
seems agitated or disoriented,
consult your doctor.
Heat exhaustion, also known
as heat prostration and. heat col-
lapse, requires immediate med-
ical attention. Left untreated, it
can lead to heatstroke.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion
include dizziness, fainting,
headache, rapid heartbeat, rapid
breathing, confusion or irritabili-
ty, blurred vision, fatigue, heavy
sweating, clammy skin, pale skin
and heat cramps.
Heat exhaustion can be pre-
vented by staying as cool as pos-
sible and drinking lots of fluid.
It's also important to recognize
the early signs of heat injury and
take them seriously, so you don't
get to the point of heat exhaus-
tion.
Treatment for mild cases of
heat exhaustion includes drink-
ing lots of fluids and cooling the
body. However, if symptoms are
severe (confusion, blurred
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consult your doctor.
Left untreated, heat exhaus-
tion can lead to heatstroke,
which can be fatal.
Heatstroke occurs when the
body can no longer cool itself
and "shuts down".
Symptoms include hot skin
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For the more than 40,000 girls
who have come through the
gates at Camp Welaka over the
last decade, Ranger Frank Mon-
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their camping experience as
cooking over a campfire or rais-
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Loved by girls and volunteers
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day on the water, and to make
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"Girl Scout Camp was so


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Frank watched a generation.
of Girl Scouts grow up at Camp
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children there.
"He took enormous pride in
maintaining camp and wel-
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they were his personal guest,"
said McHeran.
Following the devastating
impact of the 2004 hurricanes,
Montigney worked tirelessly
alongside volunteers to restore


.buildings and clear trees so that
Girl Scouts could return to their
beloved camp. When, on May 13
Camp Welaka welcomed its first
campers since, September, Frank
was at his post to greet them.
"He was so excited to hear
the laughter of kids int camp
again," said Elisa Royall, out-
door program manager. "Ranger
Frank left an indelible mark on
the hearts of his Girl Scout family
and friends."
A memorial fund has been
established in Ranger Frank's
honor. Contributions can be
made to Girl Scouts of Palm


Glades Council, 1,224 West
Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL
33458.
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee *Thursday, June 23, 2005


Speak Out

Speak out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call 996-6636 to
express your opinion or ask a question about public issues.
You are not required to give your name. While we want you to
speak freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for
clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.

Not really amused
I was amused to read that quote, "Through the will of the
commission and the city manager," unquote, about Belle
Glade's city annexation should take place. Yes, many of us rec-
ognize that will as an attempt by some commissioners to
expand their power base without considering the actual will of
the people, the residents, and the cost of services to this city.
Such an obvious power grab attempt should come to the atten-
tion of all citizens.

If it isn't broke ...
I'm a concerned citizen of Pahokee. Today is June 10 and I
just passed an officer going to an important call. The officer
can't get around because there's palm trees in the middle of the
road, on Vacant Point Road. Who's going to be responsible for
the person that is in danger or in need? That is causing obstruc-
tion to getting to a call. So, to whom this may concern, get
Vacant Point back to the way it was, four lanes, not palm trees
in the middle of the road where our officers can definitely get
around.

The Wright stuff; or not
I just noticed Pahokee is getting ready for the Fourth of July
and I've also noticed that guy Larry Wright isn't involved and I
asked some guys and they said that he was fired from that job
and Grassy Waters (Festival). Can you find out for us? I guess
the city manager fired him? Could you find out please?

Customer dis-service
I'm calling about what I consider to be the incompetence
and total lack of regard for customers by the Glades General
Hospital. I have been trying to resolve a problem since April 12.
I was told that someone would contact me. On May 5, I1 called
and again on May 9, left messages for the individual that was to
have mediated and that person, as of yet, not returned my calls.
I even went out to the hospital and left a detailed message
because she was not in her-office. I'm sure it could be a very
simple matter, but the lack of response from them is quite
annoying, as I am wondering what is the true motive behind
the lack of response. I am quite appalled at that and think they
need to do better in terms of customer service and they wonder
why people don't have any confidence in them.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Based solely on two recent
complaints regarding Glades General Hospital, the administra-
tion has been quick to respond to those complaints. They
asked the public in two separate letters to the editor, that
should an individual run into a problem, such as yours, the
administration would like to know about it as quickly as possi-
ble. We also encourage that you follow those guidelines and
should you still run into problems, we would then be able to
help you with your situation by asking direct questions to those
in charge.

Spelling bee
I'd like to know if ya'll are having a contest to how many
misspelled words we can find in the paper? I found 32. Am I the
winner?
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Yes you are.

Absence of malice
The last couple of weeks have been without Speak Out or
letters to the editor. A lot of people in Pahokee are asking me
what the problem is. I understand that some people leave foul
language on there, but several of us have not used foul lan-
guage and our Speak Outs are not printed. Could it be that
someone has put too much pressure on the p'per? Just give us
an answer please.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Foul language can be inter-
preted in many ways when it comes to publication. Of course,
curse words will eliminate a Speak Out call, but so will defama-
tion comments, such as "stupid, dumb, head up his/her
'behind', and character references such as those. We will also
not print accusations, which have not been fully substantiated.
However, we welcome all opinions on all subjects, if they are
phrased as opinions and not out right accusations, or some-
times we get call after call on the same subject and after time,
some of those calls will be eliminated as to avoid Speak Out
becoming too repetitive over time.

Thanks chief
I. would like to thank the chief of police in this Mr.
Donyelle. He has really done a great job. Since he's been on the
force, I have been able to open my building and not be afraid. I
just want him to know that he has made a great improvement
in this city. And we businesspeople thank you and we'd like to
have him forever.

No comprendo
This is for Mr. Tate, the city manager of Belle Glade. I'd like
to know what you intend to do to improve this city, to help the
employees of this city. The things that you are working on, to
prove your city manager ideas. Why don't you try and give
some of your own ideas to run this city and stop trying to put
people down. You are some kind of city manager that I don't
think anyone in this city understands.






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Community Profile: Stacy Rimes


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: Stacy Jo Rimes.
Q: Where were you bom?
A: Kokomo, Indiana. My father
transferred here to the bank at
Pahokee when I was six years old
and we've lived here ever since.
Q: What do you do?
A: I'm the Director of Finance
for the city of Belle Glade. It consists
of monitoring expenditures and
revenues in the balance sheet at the
city of Belle Glade. Producing the
budget document for the commis-
sion. I assist the auditors in getting
the back up together for annual
audits. I've been with the city for 10
years in May. I've been the director
of finance for two years now. I real-
ly like it. I enjoy my job a lot.
Q:Why?
A: I enjoy the work that I do. I
went to school to do this type of
job. I love the people that I work
with. And I do enjoy working with
the customers. I understand a lot of
people come here at times very
angry but it is satisfying when they
leave with a smile on their face,
knowing that you helped them.
I started here at the city of Belle
Glade as a summer intern and I
guess it just latched on and I
haven't left since. (Q: Shows how
much you like working for the
city?) Yes, sir.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I think that I'm a compassion-


Lourtesy pnoto
Stacy Rimes
ate, caring person and sometimes it
makes it difficult for me to do my
job because there's times when I
have to be really mean and deep
down I'm really not a mean per-
son. But I do think I'm a compas-
sionate, caring person. I really like
people. There always is a wild side
to everyone. I'm still young, but I've
grown up a lot since I've been here.
Q: What scares you?
A: My children. I look at them
and seeing them grow up, I'm
excited about them growing up
because I want to see them grow
into mature adults, but it also
scares me because I won't have
that control anymore. I have two
children. I have a three-year-old
boy and an eight-month-old


daughter. I never knew how much
I could love two people, I love my
husband of course, but it's 100-per-
cent completely different with your
children. I loved them from the day
I found out about them. It just gets
better every day.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: I like country music. I enjoy a
lot of country music. I m try-
ing to think of the title of the one,
my favorite. Of course, I would sing
it, but I would embarrass myself.
"Fishing in the Dark," I don't think
that's the title of it. It's about a cou-
ple going out and just being in the
country, fishing and enjoying
nature and I really like that song.
(Q: You enjoy nature's calm sur-
roundings?) My husband would
say no, but I actually do enjoy being
outdoors. We have a four-wheeler,
I enjoy riding our four-wheeler, in
the appropriately designated areas.
(Q: City Hall speak?) Yes. I do enjoy
being outside. I like the beach I
like to be out by the pool.
Q: What irks you?
A: Professionally? When people
don't give you the opportunity to
tell your side of the story. There's a
lot of things, we work very hard in
the city, and we're getting it out bet-
ter, but it's not always out there,
how hard we truly do work. We do
want to see the best for this com-
munity. As a staff member, I get
frustrated because I feel that some-
times people don't see that. And


we do work very, very hard.
If it wasn't for my staff, I would-
n't be in this position. My staff is
very hard working. They give me
100 percent and I try to give them
just as much as they give me.
Sometimes, I understand they give
up a lot to be here with me to help
me, but they're valued. They're
very vital.
Personally, the thing that both-
ers me the most are the soliciting
calls. No, truly what bothers me at
home is just not having all the
answers, not knowing what the
future holds. Making sure that my
kids and my family are safe at all
times.
Q: What memory do you hold
deartoyou?
A: Of course the birth of my chil-
dren is one of the most spectacular
moments of my life.
My wedding day. It was a very
special day. My husband is a truly
wonderful man and it was a joy to
be there with my family and
friends.
My little ring bearer, it was quite
late into the evening and the wed-
ding was winding down and he
was a little tired so he was under-
neath the table and was kicking the
table and the table fell on top of
him. All the candles from the table,
of course, fell down. We were
stomping out the fire and the
whole nine yards, but he was all
right.


Broken pieces and the miracle of restoration


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Growing up, I thought my father
could do anything and fix anything.
I told my friends not to worry if their
bicycle broke down, because my
dad could fix it. As I grew older, I
realized that there were some
things my father could not fix. Bro-
ken bones, broken relationships,
and broken dreams are not fixed by
big hammers, crescent wrenches,
orWD40.
I am sure it wasn't easy for him
when things in his child's life hap-
pened that he could not fix or
change. However, his presence,
prayers, and love provided the
space for healing to occur. Over the
course of my life and ministry, I
have come to appreciate him more
and more.
I have people who come to my
office whose lives are broken,


whose relationships are fragment-
ed, and whose spirits are wound-
ed. Many times, all I can do is to
provide a presence, offer prayers,
and surround them with a love I
hope sincerely reflects the love of
Jesus. Such actions help provide
the space for healing to occur.
The feeding of the 5,000 is the
one miracle, apart from the resur-
rection, found in all four Gospels. It
shows Jesus as the supplier of
human need, and helps provide a
sense of direction and purpose as
to how we are called to live as disci-
ples.
Imagine the scene: It's dinner-
time and the people are hungry.
Jesus proposes that the disciples
get bread to feed the hungry
crowd. Calculating the cost of feed-
ing such a crowd, the disciples
freak.
If you think about it, the disci-
ple's reaction is typical. People all


around us in need, and it isn't
always easy or convenient to deal
with them. If we could just send
them away with their problems
then we wouldn't feel obligated.
Jesus didn't let the disciples off
that easy. He knew the problem
was relatively simple for Him, but
was a source of great anxiety for his
disciples. He called them to action,
and the people's need was tem-
porarily satisfied. But there is more.
After the crowd is fed, Jesus tells
His disciples to, "Gather up the
fragments left over, so that nothing
may be lost."
Why was Jesus concerned
about the leftover fragments? It
almost seems as if Jesus' instruc-
tion was more about people than
food. The word "lost" at the end of
the instruction is the same word
Jesus uses in John 3:16, where it is
translated as perish. "For God so
loved the world that He gave His


only Son, that whoever believes in
Him shall not perish, but have ever-
lasting life." The early church was
struggling with brokenness and
fragmentation. Could this instruc-
tion have been intended for them?
Can we hear something about
Jesus' intention for our broken-
ness?
Jesus cares for those who are
broken and fragmented. He
restores and renews them into a
new creation. Not only do we have
this promise of restoration for us,
we have as part of our calling to be
instrumental in God's miracle of
restoration for others. We can't
mend the brokenness that's
God's department but we can
make sure that we are there to be
God's tools of reconciliation and
healing. We can make sure that we
answer God's call for us to gather
the broken ones and bring them to
Him, so that none may be lost.


When we can't hear and what we can do about it


The Reverend Samuel S.
Tomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
We have a dog that is afraid of
thunderstorms. She wants to run
and hide each time that there is a
burst of thunder; trying to get
under a bed, behind the television
set, under a stool that is much too
small to cover her.
She seems to have some sort of
primordial fear, and seems to have
a "pre-wired" fear that storms are
bad. The recent hurricanes really
upset her. I wondered if she sensed
the air pressure changes and knew
something "bad" was going on.
Loud noises scare children too.
They become afraid of booms and
crashes and bangs.
The Wizard of Oz appears on a


throne and is surrounded by crash-
es of thunder and noise. There was
an advertisement for margarine
that showed Mother Nature being
fooled and she crashes out some
thunder before telling the listener,
"It's not nice to fool Mother
Nature!"
Something causes us to bristle
when we hear crashing metal even
if it is blocks away. There is some-
thing very disorienting about lots of
loud noise; it keeps us from con-
centrating on what we were doing
and can really be very distracting.
There is a Biblical account of Eli-
jah who was feeling down and his
going out into the wilderness. He
came to a cave, searching, and was
directed to a mountain. The author
of Kings tell us that a "great and
strong wind bent the mountains


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My name is
Jessica. I am new to the Glades
area. I moved down from Oregorn
about four months ago with my
two Shepard dogs. I have heard so
much babble about the hot sum-
mers here, and how dangerous it
can be for dogs. Can you tell me
more about
"Heat Stroke",
and how to
prevent it -
thanks!
A: Well,
welcome to
the area Jessi-
ca. Yes, our
summers are
very hot
indeed, and
heat stroke
can kill dogs in minutes. Heat
stroke is best defined as any situa-
tion where the pet's temperature
rises many degrees above normal
and causes neurological damage.
Normal dog temperature is about
100-102.5 degrees E If a dog is out-
side in the main heat of the day,
without proper shade, and water,
their temperature can exceed,110
degrees! If this happens, the brain
sort of "cooks", and brain swelling,
seizures, stroke and death can
occur. Even with treatment, death
or permanent brain damage can
be the outcome. I have seen three
cases of this so far this year, and we
haven't even hit the main heat of
summeryet!
Treatment is an emergency situ-
ation of cooling the patient down
with an ice bath, and administrat-
ing IV therapy of electrolytes, and
anti-inflammatory, and anti-seizure
medications. Most of the time treat-
ment is successful. Especially if
caught in time. I hope that helps
Jessica.,Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Can dogs


"fall in Love"? Do they have emo-
tions? Do they miss us when we are
not around? When they greet us at
the end of the day wagging their
tail is it out of habit or are they
really happy to see us?
Thanks Doc, I'm going to take
the 5th and sign this one anony-
mous!
A: Well Hmmmm. This is a
great question, and I'm going to
have to answer this subjectively.
I am sure that their may be sci-
entific ways to measure emotion in
dogs, but I'm going to go on what I
know with my own dogs Sami and
Luigi. Yes, I do believe my dogs
show me emotion all the time.
When Luigi barks too much at
some kid on a scooter, and I yell at
him to stop, e puts his ears down
and knows I am upset with him.
When I tell him he is a good boy, he
snuggles up to my legs and eats up
the praise. Sami and Luigi come to
work with me everyday. Some-
times I need to run out of the office
for a house call or errand. When
my dog Sami sees me getting my
keys and not packing her up, she
stares at me with very sad eyes.
When I see that, I tell her not to
worry and I will be back. It works!
She seems to relax as if she under-
stood what I said. Now, I get that
some people may read this and say
I'm full of it! Others may read this
and nod their head in agreement.
Using my personal experience is
the only way I know how to
answer this one. Hope that does it
for you Anonymous. Thanks for the
very sweet question, Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check out
your pet answers weekly in the Pet
Corner. Be sure to tune into the
Savvy Vet Show each and every
Thursday at 10:30 am on 93.5 FM
The Big Dawg.


and broke the rocks in pieces
(1 Kings 19:11 ff" but the Lord was-
n't in the wind. After the wind,
there was an earthquake, but the
Lord wasn't the earthquake either.
Then followed a fire, but the Lord
wasn't in the fire. Apparently rush-
ing winds and rocks breaking,
earthquakes with the earth itself fly-
ing around, fires with the roaring of
flames and the cracking of things
burning weren't enough to help Eli-
jah find God.
The story goes on to say, "and
after the fire, a still small voice" and
that was where Elijah found the
Lord speaking to him. Noises can
keep us from hearing the still small
voice that brings calm and peace in
both animal life and people.
With the summer here, the
chance to spend time renewing
our relationship with God is ours. If
we spend the summer looking for
excitement and "noise" we're
more than likely to miss the still
small voice when He appears.
He is easier to find in the calm of
the beach and less likely to be
heard in the roar of the surf. He is
easier to find in the serenity of a pic-
nic and less likely to be heard rac-


ing down the roads. He is easier to
find in a walk along a forest trail
and less likely to be heard in a roller
coaster ride.
If.you want to find God, set the
stage to get ready to listen and then
you will hear His voice. There is a
place for the loud, exciting things in
our lives, but also a place for the still
moments when we can pray, medi-
tate, concentrate, reflect, and
resolve to do what we're called to
do. Finding God is more than just
wishing He'd show up, it is setting
the stage to allow Him to be in our
lives.
It is more than just doing all
sorts of exciting things it's paus-
ing to reflect and think about what
is going on in our lives and seeing
where God has a place. I've tried to
imagine what it must be like for our
dog with her sensitive hearing to
live in a world of strange languages
and strange noises all of the time
and how she can go off by herself
for her own quiet moments. Per-
haps she meditates in her own way
- perhaps she is setting an exam-
ple for the rest of us. The noise is
always there to be found, but the
quiet is there to let God find us.


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Crimestoppers


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assis-
tance in locating the whereabouts
of Alvin Williams, a.k.a. Goo Goo.
Williams is described as a black
male, with brown eyes and black
hair. He is listed as 5'8" tall and
weighs 160 pounds. Williams was
born June 11, 1983 has tattoos on
his left arm, right leg, and right
arm.
His last known address was
SW Avenue "C" Place, in Belle
Glade. He is wanted for Failure to
Appear, Violation of Probation for


Hendry County Sheriff Ronnie
Lee has been elected to the Board
of Directors of the Southwest
Florida Safety Council. The gener-
al objective of the Safety Council
is to promote, encourage and
support safety in industry, the
home, on the highways and in
public areas. Their focus is to
draw attention to specific major
health hazards and accident situa-


uttering a for-
gery, petty
theft, and bur-
glary with
assault or bat-
tery.
If you are
aware of
Williams'
whereabouts,
you are asked AlvinWilliams
to call (800)
458-TIPS (8477). You may be eligi-
ble for a cash reward and may
remain anonymous.


tions and generate public opinion
to support necessary actions to
alleviate those problems. By
accepting the nomination, Sheriff
Lee will bring his years of experi-
ence to help plan and carry out or
assist in the presentation of edu-
cational programs that will be
effective in reducing and/or pre-
venting highway, home, public or
occupational accidents.


Courtesy photo'
Airborne!
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department dropped
over 400 golf balls out of its helicopter Saturday, June
18, for the Boys and Girls Club's annual golf tournament
held at the Belle Glade Municipal Golf Course. Roberto
Martinez was the winner of $500 since the ball he pur-
chased landed closest to the hole.


Arrests


Editor's note: The following
arrest reports are not an indica-
tion of guilt. They are simply a
matter of public record of police
activity. Anyone listed in the fol-
lowing reports has not been
found guilty in a court of law.
Anyone listed in the report who
has the charges against them
dropped, can contact the news-
paper for publication.


Summer satety tips offered Belle Glade

for protecting your children Police Department
SJune 6


Summertime is approaching.
Would your child know what to do
if he/she got lost at a shopping
mall? A nice, friendly stranger
offered him/her a ride home? A
babysitter wanted to play a secret
game that no one would know
about? A friend dared him/her to
hitchhike?
Start with basics
Rehearse with your child his
or her full name, address, and
phone number, including area
code, and how to make emergency
phone calls from home and public
phones. Try practicing on an
unplugged phone.
Teach your child to go to a
store clerk, security guard, or life-
guard and ask for help if you
become separated in a store, shop-
ping mall, or the beach. Tell them
never to go into the parking lot
alone. In addition, when possible,
accompany your child to the rest-
room.
Tell your child never to accept
gifts or rides from someone he or
she does not know well. Your child
should never go anywhere with
another adult, even one who says
you have sent him or her., Adopt a
family code word to be used if you
have to ask a third party to pick up


your child or make prearrange-
ments with a trusted neighbor in
the event you become delayed, and
make sure your child knows to
never, ever, hitchhike!
. Teach your children that no
one, not even someone they know,
has the right to touch them in a way
that makes them feel uncomfort-
able. Tell them they have the right
to say "No" to an adult in this situa-
tion.
At play
Walk the neighborhood with
your child. Pick out the safest route
to friends' houses. Avoid danger
spots like alleys and wooded areas.
Identify safe places to go in an
emergency or a sudden storm, like
a neighbor's home, a block parent,
or an open store.
Encourage your child to walk
and play with friends, not alone,
and to stay in open areas in the day
and well-lighted areas in the
evening so others can see them.
Teach you child to walk confidently
and stay alert to what is going on
around them.
Don't hang a house key
around your child's neck. It is a tell-
tale sign that you will not be home
when they return. Put it inside a
pocket or sock.


Arthur Monroe, 18, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams
Mathew Thomas, 29, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, posses-
sion of Marijuana with intent to sell
June 7
Romuald Claude, 18, Loitering and
Prowling
Juvenile, 16, Loitering and Prowling
Juvenile, 17, Loitering and Prowling
June 8
Temekia Shawanda Lailder, 24, War-
rant/Sexual Battery
James Sims, Jr., 26, Sexual Battery,
Child abuse
Jorris M. Federick, 21, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams, Driving
while license suspended or revoked
Juvenile, 15, Improper exhibition of a
deadly weapon
June 9
Cheryl Brown, 34, Battery
Vanessa Scot, 30, Battery
Enrique Herrera, 42, Grand Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 14, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 17, Petty Theft
Juvenile, 14, Petty Theft
June 10
Terreace Brittany, 18, throwing a
deadly missile into occupied vehicle
June 11
.Daniel Johnsson, 35, Warrant/ Non
Support of children
Michael Lamar Stewart, 31, Criminal
Mischief


Teresa Louise Miller, 39, Forgery,
Grand Theft
June 12
Roberto Flores, 18, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams
Fernando Gonzales, 46, Domestic
Battery
Emilio Hernandez, 43, Aggravated
Stalking

Pahokee Police
Department
May 31
Willie Anderson, 29, BM, Warrant
June 3
Rachael L. Davis, 18, BF, Domestic
Battery
June 4
Richard Lyndale, 21, BM,
Larceny/Theft
Ricky R. Lammons, 39, BM, Gam-
bling House, Gambling
Tyrone Campbell, 37, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
.Michael H. Joseph, 30, BM, Gam-
bling House, Gambling
Davara Everett, 26, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
James Ferguson, 64, BM, Gambling
house, Gambling
Joe L. Eason, 43, BM, Gambling
House, Gambling
Juvenile, 17, BM, Fleeing and Elud-
ing P/0, Reckless Driving, No Drivers
License
Natasha N. Boldin, 20, BF, Posses-
sion of Marijuana under 20 grams
.Isiah Slaughter, 35, WM, Disorderly
Conduct, Resisting Officer, Public
Peace
June 7
Susan Colon, 41, WF, Child Abuse
Brenda J. Hill, 44, BF, Home Invasion,
Resisting Officer, Grand Theft, Drug
Equipment
June 9
Moses Rodriguez, 19, WM, DWLS
w/Knowledge
John R. Taycon, 20, WM, DWLS w/
Knowledge, Displaying, Possession
of Suspended DL
David Ada'ms, 32, BM, Domestic Bat-
tery
Kevin L. Tomlin, 39, BM, Domestic
Battery


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The Glades County School Board will
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July 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
In the
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida

To Approve the 2005-2006
Transportation Student Code
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2005-2006 Truancy Program
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School Briefs


Attention class of
1996
There will be a class meeting
for Glades Central Community
High School class of 1996. The
meeting will be held on June 26
at 3:30 p.m.. The meeting will be
at the Be The One office located
in the Goodwill Plaza. If you
have any questions please con-
tact Yvane Joachim Moreland at
(561) 261-5261 or Carla Little
McClain at (5610 261-0058.
Head Start
announces college
scholarships
Palm Beach County Head
Start announces that applica-
tions for college scholarships are
now being offered to high
school seniors who have just
graduated. To be eligible for a
scholarship, a student must also
be a graduate of Palm Beach
County Head Start and have a
3.0 GPA.
The deadline for high school
seniors to apply for the Lena
Rahming/Maude Ford Lee Head
Start $1,000 college scholarships
is July 15.
Graduates can pick up appli-
cations from their school guid-
ance counselors, from any Head
Start Center or by calling Nicole
Rice at (561) 233-1609.


This is the fourth year Palm
Beach County Head Start has
awarded scholarships to local
high school seniors. In the past
three years, Head Start has
awarded a total of $7,000 in
scholarships. In 2004, three
$1,000 college scholarships
were awarded to high school
seniors in Palm Beach County.
The 2005 scholarships will be
awarded at a presentation cere-
mony on August 5.
Farewell reception for
Dr. Helen Franke
You are invited to a farewell
reception for Dr. Helen Franke,
Provost PBCC/Glades for 16
years. PBCC is transferring her to
the Lake Worth campus effective
July 1. The reception is Wednes-
day, June 29 from 3-6 p.m. with
a program at 4 p.m. at the Dolly
Hand Cultural Arts Center on the
Belle Glade campus.
Registration
Glades Academy of Agricul-
ture and Ecological Studies is
located at 1200 E Main Street,
Pahokee, Florida 33476 and is a
free Charter Public School
Grades Kg-5th. Will be open for
registration for the 2005-2006
school year Monday-Friday from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more
detailed information please call
us at (561) 924-9402.


PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full
day childcare. PEPPI is located at
301 Southwest 8th St. in Belle
Glade. For more information,
please call 996-1718.
New Hope Charities
New Hope Charities is now
accepting applications for their
Summer Camp Program for
youth ages 10-17. Camp runs
from June 6-Aug. 5. Registration
cost is $1 per camper. Stop by to
pick up your application at 7450
State Rd. 15, Pahokee. For further
information, call (561) 924-7986.
Childcare program
opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open
until 6 p.m. to better serve the
community. The program serves
children aged 10-18 and space is
still available. Call for more infor-
mation or stop in to pick up an
application. Location: 7450 State
Road 15, Pahokee (behind
RCMA). Telephone: (561) 924-
7947..
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays


special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will
be held Saturdays, from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
and a youth mentoring program.
For more Information, please
contact Carleen Downing, 996-
4220.
ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' children
ages six weeks to five years. For
more information or for an appli-
cation, please contact Rosa or
Maria at (561) 996-2232, Mon-Fri
8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at 2050
Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.
ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the
Glades community. These class-
es will be held in the following
locations. St. Mary's Catholic
Church-1200 E. Main Street,
Pahokee-Father John Marricante,
Priest; 1st Haitian Baptist
Church-200 S.W. Avenue B. Belle
Glade-Rev. Morales St. Hiliare,
Pastor. Mary Ann Rogers-Bell is
the instructor for these classes.
Residents interested in attending


Glades View Elementary


Employee of the month
On Monday, May 2, Mrs. Mary 0
Evans, principal of Glade View Ele-
mentary announced Mrs. Jessie
Terry as the employee of the month
for May. Mrs. Terry is the Parent
Liaison, who serves parents, stu-
dents, staff and community. Mrs.
Terry has worked at Glade View
Elementary for over two decades.
She is also the Volunteer Coordina-
tor and Title I Contact Person. Mrs.
Terry enjoys working with the
Glade View family. Her favorite is
working with students and family
during Curriculum evenings, Fami-
ly Math and Reading, SAC (School
Advisory Council) and PTA (Parent
Teacher Association) meeting. Mrs.
Terry feels that her special task at
Glade View is to stress the impor-
tance of educating children, to
work with parents in scheduling
conferences with teachers, attend-
ing meetings and participating with
Family Math and Reading Evenings.
Annual community
breakfast
Glade View Elementary cele-
brated held their Annual Communi-
ty Breakfast to honor parents, Busi-
ness partners and volunteers. Ms.
Gwen Asia-Williams served as the
Mistress of Ceremony. Our special
honorees were introduced by Prin-
cipal Mary 0. Evans. The honorees
were Wilbur Mincey, Willie Mae
Johnson, Ella Whitmore, and Doris
Turner. They were honored for their
dedicated service and commit-
ment, for over 30 years, to Glade
View's students, parents and staff.
In attendance to the community
breakfast from the West Area Office
Ms. Ann Jackman, City Manager
Houston Tate, and Mayor Steve Wil-
son. Teresa Bledsoe, Business Part-
ner Coordinator and Jessie Terry,
Volunteer Coordinator gave special
recognition to Glade View's busi-
ness partners, volunteers, parents,
and community supporters.
Promotional ceremony
Glade View Elementary School
sponsored their Promotional Cere-
mony on May 27, in the cafeteria.
Ms. Hill, Mrs. Wisdom and Ms. Kit-
son made special presentations to
the fifth graders who. are being pro-
moted to sixth grade. Mrs. Patricia
Kujawski, Assistant Principal from
Glades Central High School, was the
keynote speaker. Glade View was


honored to have School Board
Member Paulette Burdick to come
and congratulate Principal Mary 0.
Evans and the Glade View Family on
their students achievement. The
third graders at Glade View scored
the highest on the math and reading
FCAT in the district. After the pro-
motional exercise, Mrs. Burdick vis-
ited the third grade classes to con-
gratulate students and teachers.
Reading counts awards
principal's challenge
The Awards Ceremony was
held on Tuesday, May 31, in the
cafetorium. Students who met the
principal's challenge received a for-
mal invitation to attend the cere-
mony with their parents. Students
received several incentives for
meeting their goals. Presentations
of FCAT awards were presented by
Principal Mary 0. Evans and Assis-
tant Principal Shundra Dowers.
Golden school award
The School District of Palm
Beach County held it's annual
Golden and Silver School Awards
Breakfast May 4,at the Kravis Cen-
ter in West Palm Beach to honor
this years winners in school volun-
teer programs. Glade View Ele-
mentary School received the Gold-


en School Award for logging the
number of volunteer hours at the
school. Glade View Elementary
has received the Golden School
Award for the past 13 years. Jessie
Terry, Volunteer Coordinator,
accepted the award on the school's
behalf. We appreciate our volun-
teers and foster grandparents for
helping us to achieve this award.
National school poster
building contest
Glade View students participated
in the National School Building
Poster Contest. Art teacher, Ms.
Tebor, submitted several entries from
the school. The awards were pre-
sented at the school board meeting
held in May. Sincere appreciation
was extended to other entrants from
Glade View and Binks Forest Ele-
mentarySchools. Kasandara St. Ger-
ard was a runner-up and Latasha
Browning received first place. Kasan-
da and Latasha were 4th grade stu-
dents in Mr. Slepian's class.
Fifth grade mock trial
The fifth graders at Glade View
Elementary School held a mock
trial on May 6. The students reen-
acted the Pocahantas. mock trial.
Judge Nelson Bailey and Mary A.


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Kasica came to oversee the trial.
Judge Bailey is the tri-city Judge for
the Glades Area. The judge was
very impressed and held a question
and answer period following the
.trial. We are proud of the fifth grade
students and teachers: Ms. Hill,
Mrs. Wisdom and Mrs. Kitson.
Special thanks
Glade View staff and students
would like to thank our community
business partners: U-Save, Donut
Connection, Winn Dixie, South Bay
Correctional Facility, Glades Correc-
tional Institution, Potter's Garden,
Area Agency on Aging/Foster
Grandparent Program, WSWN
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Girls and Boys Town, CasaStart Pro-
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College of Nursing/Community
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our volunteers and community
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should contact Carmen Canales,
Elisabeth Joseph or Hilaria
Camacho at GCDC, (561) 992-
9500.
Migrant Head
Start opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start
is looking for children ages five
and under. East Coast Migrant
Head Start believes that all chil-
dren can benefit from the educa-
tional, health, and social services
that the program provides. Fami-
lies with children who have dis-
abilities are encouraged to apply.
For more information regarding
eligibility, call Cindy Guerra at
(561) 996-2939: 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday.
Wee Care has meals
Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the Child
Care Food Program. Children


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to receive free and reduced cost
meals at no cost to the parent.
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Street in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call (561)
996-6196.
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for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
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volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
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endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
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Thursday. June 23.2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Veterinarian celebrates one year in business


By Mark Young
BELLE GLADE Anniversaries
are always a time for celebration.
They are both a point of arrival and
a point of departure as people cele-
brate a point in their journey, which
has been successfully reached, and
a line in the sand in which they
hope to depart from in continuing
that accomplishment.
That is what is on the mind of a
local success story Noelle
Savedoff, a.k.a. Doc Savvy.
Doc Savvy recently threw a one-
year anniversary gala at her office
in Belle Glade and during the cele-
bration reflected upon the growth
of her business and her love for her
community. She dedicated her life
to her chosen profession following
high school, spending years in
school, working for other veterinar-
ians, building up the trust of her
clients and decided it was time to
branch out on her own. But the
decision to take that fateful fork in
the road was not taken without
usual fears and concerns.
"Well, I didn't know what to
expect," she said. "I just remem-
bered my dad telling me as long as I
could pay my bills, I would be okay.
And boy are there bills! But it is so
worth all the debt. Being able to
provide certain special veterinary
services in the Glades, so my clients
do not have to travel far is a won-
derful thing. It's something this
communityvery much deserves."
Clients in the surrounding lake
communities have quality services
at hand, but Doc Savvy is still worth
a road trip to many of her long time
clients throughout South Florida.
Clients travel as far away as Miami,
Boynton Beach, Moore Haven, and
West Palm Beach just to obtain her
services.
"Everything just fell into place as
soon as we all got here," she said.
"It seemed like we were taken by
the hand and led by pure faith. It's
been like a dream come true. We
are all very happy. The staff and I
have been together for four years
now. This is where they want to be
long-term, and boy am I a lucky gal
to have them. This would not be
possible without their love and sup-
port- arid faith in me."
Faith is not just a mere word for
Doc Savvy's employees. Office
Manager Ashley Brown left a steady
paycheck one year ago to work for
Doc Savvy for free and did so for a
month before the business was sta-
ble enough to earn her a paycheck.
Asked why she would take such
.a gamble, Ms. Brown said, "I met
Doc Savvy 4 years ago when she
offered me a position.at a previous
employer. From the beginning we
became really close, she was
someone' Ifelt I could always rely
on. When she started talking about
opening her own practice, she
asked if I would come with her to
help get things going, of course I
said yes. When the time came for
Doc Savvy to open the doors at the
new office I went with her and did
so without pay because I feel it is
not always about the money it is
about doing what you love and
helping people who always help
you. This practice is what she want-
ed and when she puts her mind to
something she\will do whatever it
takes to find a way to make it work.
Before we knew it we had more
business than we could handle. I
would do it again in a heartbeat if
she asked me to!"
Janet Allen also came with Doc
Savvy from the beginning and
couldn't muster a regret if she tried.
"This is a wonderful place to
work," she said. "Not only because
we have brand new, really cool
equipment that always works and
we can do most every blood test in
house and get results almost
immediately. That's pretty impor-
tant to most folks. We do truly love


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Rescued from a tied up,
plastic garbage bag, which
was thrown away, Little Jake
is the sole survivor of an
attempt to destroy a litter of
kittens. Little Jake is also in
need of a good home, and
has already been fully treat-
ed by Doc Savvy.
animals and want to see them
healthy and happy. This may sound
really corny but we are family here.
I .feel like I am hanging out with a
lot of sisters all day. We love and
respect each other and work very
well together. We almost know
what each other is thinking or feel-
ing. It's amazing! I wouldn't trade it
for anything. I truly love to come to
work every day. I'll bet most people
can't say that."
Doc Savvy set her goals high
from the first moment she opened
the doors of Doc Savvy's Animal
Hospital and refused to accept any-
thing less than to provide top quali-
ty services to her clients.
"We have been able to do so
much and acquire wonderful
equipment," she said. "What a dif-
ference it makes when every piece
of equipment is new and works
beautifully. Our clients are so
thrilled to get lab results that same
day sometimes just a few hours
later."
New.equipment and a stunning-
ly efficient office environment are
the essentials that she provides to
her clients, but there is also some-
thing quite unique about Doc Savvy
that her clients just respond to and
that keeps them coming back. From
the first day she opened her doors,
Doc Savvy said her fax machine was
smoking from client files transfer-
ring their records over to her.
She opened her doors with hun-
dreds of clients ready to support
her and in the course of a year has
grown in numbers, translating into
more services and more staff. Doc
Savvy employs three full time staff
members, two part time employ-
ees, and has two volunteers. Her-
client list has reached 1,296 and
she's seen 1,564 "patients" in her
firstyear.
"This is so amazing," she said.
"We just added 12 more kennels
and I'm thinking we need more
space. I want to expand the board-
ing facilities. We started a doggie
day care program and bath club this
year. And it has taken off. We have a
total count of 42 kennels and it's just
not enough. Isn't that wonderful! I
am also hoping to hire another part
time staff member this fall."
Doc Savvy seems to understand
that she is not just a business, not
just a boss, and not just an individ-
ual. She has a sense of family in
everything she does and views her
staff, and her community, as her
extended family.
"I can't say enough about this
amazing community," she said. "I
think that everything important
should be represented here. You
know, the stuff we seem to forget
about? The important stuff, like
friends, family, compassion, hon-
esty, hard work, and loyalty. I can't'
thank this community enough for
all the support I have received. I


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Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital, located in Belle Glade, has
seen remarkable growth over the first year in business -
growing from a staff of two, to a full compliment of employ-
ees. They are, from left front, office manager Ashley Brown,
Doctor Noelle Savadoff, and Danielle Powell. From left back,
volunteer Marisha Lusuenariz, Stephanie Kirchman, Janet
Allen, Amanda Browder, and volunteer Colette Sample.
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Community Events


Prayer breakfast
The "Hearts of Peace" Mis-
sionary group of Mount Zion
AME Church will be hosting a
prayer breakfast on Saturday,
June 25 from 9-11 a.m. The
breakfast will be held at the
church Multi-Purpose Building
located at 908 SW Ave. B. Place,
Belle Glade. The donation is $5
per person.
Workshop meeting
The Belle Glade City Commis-
sion will hold a workshop meet-
ing on Monday, July 18 at 5:45
p.m. or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, at the Belle Glade City Hall,
110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Blvd., West, Belle Glade to review
regular City Commission agenda.
Centro Camptesino
Centro Camptesino is offering
a financial fitness class June 18.
Call (561) 996-3988 to reserve
your seat.
Passion for Fashion
Do you have style? Wear the
latest fashions? Would you like to
show off your personal style?


Concept
Continued From Page 1
shows, car shows and other
exhibits inside. A theater is also
included in the plans where spe-
cial events, and also community
events may be offered.
Of course, the main draw to
the museum, according to Mr.
Rude, will be the steam locomo-
tive that will barrel across the
property in all its original luster
and glory.
Presently, the locomotive that
will be used in the museum is
being restored in Miami in prepa-
ration for its use in Belle Glade.
The 80-year-old steam engine
reflects on the historical signifi-


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 participant will
receive a trophy and certificate of
participation. Refreshments will
be served to all participants.
Deadline for entry is June 17. For
more information contact Eliza-
beth or Deborah at (561) 992-
8393.
H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South
Bay have recently formed a group
called H.O.P.E. "Helping Others
Pursue Equality." This is due to
the monthly increase in our water
and sewer bills and will decide
our course of action. Meetings
are scheduled the first Wednes-
day of every month in the Miracle
by Faith Fellowship Hall, 1035
.N.W. 1 Street, South Bay. Your
attendance will make a differ-
ence.
Entertainment sought
Do you have a special talent
that you'd like to share with the


chance of such transportation
methods years ago and visitors
will get a first-hand view of the
operation of the train.
The next step for the organiza-
tion will be to acquire the land
through the Florida East Coast
Railway, which has to either
approve or deny the request. If all
goes well, the company also
plans on focusing on acquiring
funding through the state and
other sources in the construction
of the museum.
The piece of property in ques-
tion is located in Belle Glade, and
is surrounded by Northwest 12th
St., Northwest Avenue L and West
Canal. With the full plans as
drawn implemented, the muse-
um project will encompass


community? Do you dance, par-
ticipate with a step team, sing,
recite poetry or do praise dances?
If so, we want you to come and
show off your talent and win
great prizes for each category. If
you are interested, please con-
tact Mrs. Jessie Terry at (561)
202-7701 or Mrs. Lawanda Harp-
er at (561) 924-3126.
2005 Tri-cities
league meetings
Regular meetings will be held
the fourth Monday of each
month at 6 p.m. as follows: June
27, South Bay City Hall, July 25,
Belle Glade City Hall, Aug. 22,
Pahokee City Hall, Sept. 26,
South Bay City Hall, Oct. 24, Belle
Glade City Hall, Nov. 28.
Support -our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending packages
of much needed items to our mil-
itary men in Iraq. If you have a
friend or a loved one serving in
Iraq and would like us to send
them a package of supplies, give
us,their contact information in
Iraq. We want to make sure our
troops from the Glades are
receiving support from their
community. For more informa-


approximately 10 acres of land.
According to Mr. Rude, Belle
Glade represents the perfect loca-
tion for the organization's plans
and spot primed for success.
"We wanted to keep the his-
torical significance," said Mr.
Rude. "We thought, 'Wouldn't it
be great for it to stay here?'"
At the meeting June 20 in Belle
Glade, Mr. Rude explained that
while some parts of the plan may
be marketed as for-profit, the
museum itself has the possibility
of operating as a non-profit,
though those plans are still
sketchy at such an early junction.
The hope on Mr. Rude's part is
that the community will embrace
and support the concept as it has
been presented. So far, the com-


tion please contact Elizabeth
Cayson, Support-Our-Troops
Wish List Chairperson at 996-
0129.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both children and
mentors are needed for the pro-
gram. Please call Lee Washing-
ton to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background
screening and training are
required.
Family counseling
available
I Drug addiction can leave an
individual feeling helpless and
out of control, especially if you
are the family member or friend
of an addict. Narconon Arrow-
head can help. Narconon offers
free counseling, assessments and
referrals to rehabilitation centers-
nationwide by calling (800) 468-
6933 or log onto www.stopaddic-
tion.com. Don't wait until it's too
late. Call Narconon now.


munity has responded.
"We view this as a wonderful
eco-tourism idea," said Belle
Glade City Manager Houston Tate.
"It is a great idea."
Mr. Tate is working with the
organization in planning the con-
cept as a regional effort. With the
backing of all three cities hopeful-
ly behind it, the Steam Locomo-
tive Association hopes to be in a
better position as it seeks funding
from the state in the future.
Because the idea for the muse-
um and the steam locomotive has
been.around for a few years now,
the concept already has the back-
ing of all three cities through a res-
olution passed some time ago,
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Shooting
Continued From Page 1
arrived, he was nowhere in
sight.
The victim meanwhile was
transported to Glades General
Hospital in Belle Glade, before
doctors there summoned trau-
ma hawk to take him to St.
Mary's Hospital on the coast for


Noise

Continued From Page 1
through.
But officials with the city say
the noise doesn't end there.
Well-attended events are
sometimes known to get carried
away in the excitement, and clubs
in the area can crank the music
just as loudly across a neighbor-
hood as the roaming cars.
While city staff has researched
the issue and have a draft of the
ordinance ready for considera-


Days
Continued From Page 1
night. Based in Wellington, Red
Fun has a history of special events
planning and offered to bring
their knowledge to the area in the
form of the proposed festival. The
location of the festival and the
potential it represented attracted
the company initially.
Though the city will continue
to be responsible for the fire-
works, Red Fun is handling all
other aspects of the festival,
including a noontime parade,
games and attractions for chil-
dren and a variety of vendor
booths to be showcased at the
festival.
Red Fun has been on the job in
an official capacity for only a few
weeks now, but has been work-
ing on the project for months.
Before going forward with the
actual agreement with the com-


further treatment.
An investigation by officers
revealed that a confrontation
between the victim and the sus-
pect took place inside the dance
hall and once the two walked
outside, the victim was shot at
several times by the shooter. The
one bullet that pierced the victim
struck his 'leg and pierced the
bone.
According to the press release
the conflict was between "the


tion, City Manager Lillie Latimore
believes that the issue should also
involve the new chief. Putting
new policy in place should
involve the new hire, she said.
The item, after initially being
placed on a recent city commis-
sion agenda, was pulled for con-
sideration by the new chief, who
might provide extra input on the
process.
What City Manager Latimore
expects to change very little, or
not at all, are the fines highlighted
in the ordinance included in the
June 14 agenda.
If found in violation of the


pany, the city urged the company
to re-acquire its designation as a
corporation. Once that was in
place, and both entities agreed to
continue, the company sought to
make good on the promises it
received from companies willing
to donate to the festival and now
looks forward to the actual event.
Area businesses and even pri-
vate citizens have contributed to
the festival, according to Mr.
Kehlhofer. "We asked for people
to give what they could," he said.
Mr. Kehlhofer admits that plan-
ning a festival as big as he would
like is a tall order with only a limit-
ed amount of time on your hands.
"This is an event that for the
first year should have been
planned 12 to 14 months in
advance," he said. "We came to
town four months ago and we're
making it happen."
The parade at noon will be the
start of the day's festivities, with
the half-mile stretch running
down Main St., with city officials


Belle Glade boys" and "the
South Bay boys," witnesses told
police.
While the police investigated
the case, the suspect thought to
have been involved in the shoot-
ing turned himself over to police,
accompanied by a parent the
next day.
He was arrested and faces the
charge of attempted homicide
for the act.
The names of the juveniles


noise ordinance, people or even
club owners will be fined $100 for
the offense. Any second violation
within the year of the first offense,
and all subsequent violations, will
be issued a hefty $500 fine for
encouraging their impulses.
There have been times when
even events held at the marina -
with the dike seemingly acting as
the perfect environmental barrier
for the sound have produced
sound that easily travels across
the downtown area and to several
homes nearby, said Ms. Latimore.
During those times, the city
has been caught in a position


riding in carts and passing out
prizes. The parade will lead to the
actual festival, at the other side of
the dike at the Pahokee marina..
There, visitors will watch the
street performers perform, visit
the log cabin, wonder at the stilt
walkers and possibly enjoy a heli-
copter ride the company is
working on it. The booths will
showcase local businesses and
bingo and domino tournaments
are sure to keep many occupied.
An antique car show and 10
bounce houses and three water
slides will round out the events.
Dignitaries tired from their trot
down Main will have a special VIP
area.
Entertainment will consist of
country music singer Fonda Cash,
with Glen Montgomery covering
Gospel music at another point in
the day and the possibility of a rap
singer on the stage. Of course,
there will be no shortage of food,
said Mr. Kehlhofer, with a profes-
sional company coming in to


involved are not being released
by police.
According to detectives, the
investigation continues and the
police department anticipates
making other arrests in connec-
tion with the crime.
If you have information
regarding the incident, you are
asked to contact the Belle Glade
Police Department at 996-7251
and speak to the detective
bureau.


without authority.


without authority.
"Absolutely powerless," said
Ms. Latimore in describing the
city's dilemma.
Everyone is entitled to listen to
their own music, so long as it
doesn't infiltrate anyone else's
peace, she said. "If people want
to hear music, the entire commu-
nity shouldn't be forced to listen
to the music," she added.
Still, she envisions the imple-
mentation of "something in place
that works and makes people
happy." The city manager hopes
to have selected a new police
chief before the end of summer.


offer cotton candy, popcorn and
gyros. "The more the merrier,"
insists Mr. Kehlhofer.
Presently, the company is
focused on finding a sponsor to
cover the cost of the added police
presence something the com-
pany is intent on doing. It is the
last step before the festival is com-
plete. "I'm quite sure we'll get the
money," assured Mr. Kehlhofer.
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser said
of the cost of the security, "I don't
think it will be an issue." Mayor
Sasser looks forward to how well
the festival will be received. "This
is the first time we've done this
like a festival. It's almost an exper-
iment."
Mr. Kehlhofer, though, is cer-
tain that the community will enjoy
the festival.
"That's going to be the place to
be on the Fourth of July," said Mr.
Kehlhofer. "We're trying to make
a big bang with this event, no pun
intended."


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GAINESVILLE African hon-
eybees also known as killer
bees have entered Florida,
and a University of Florida
researcher says the aggressive
insects may eventually spread
throughout the state and move
into other areas of the southeast-
ern United States.
The bees, which tend to sting
in large numbers, have been
found and stopped at various
Florida ports over the past
decade, but now it looks like
they're here to stay, said Glenn
Hall, an associate professor of
entomology at UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
He said Florida's warm cli-
mate is ideal for the bees, which.
could be bad news for the state's
$16 million honeybee industry.
"If African honeybees
become established in large
numbers over the next few
years, they will affect the bee-.
keeping industry and the polli-
nation of many crops," Hall said.
"Public safety, recreation and
tourism may also be affected,
leading to liability problems."
Hall, a bee geneticist who
developed DNA markers to iden-
tify African honeybees, said that
to the untrained eye they
look the same as resident Euro-
pean honeybees.
African bees more aggres-
sively defend their nests than
European bees. African bees
may swarm as many as 16 times
a year while. European bees
swarm about three times a year,
he said.
The African bees invaded five
southwestern states in the 1990s
and have periodically turned up
at Florida's deep-sea ports since
1987, Hall said. Until recently,
swarms entering through ports
such as Jacksonville, Miami and
Tampa have been successfully
captured in bait hives main-
tained by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services.
"However, new finds in the
Tampa area suggest that African
bees are spreading and becom-
ing established in the state, and
they are being found farther
inland from the ports," Hall said.
"We did not believe that enough
bees could arrive on ships to
form an established population,
but they did so in Puerto Rico,
and now appear to be doing the
same in Florida."
He said the infestation
around Tampa is still small, and
the bees are not unusually
aggressive. As isolated swarms
enter one by one through the
ports, daughter African queens
from the swarms have no choice
but to mate with the resident
European male drones. Fortu-
nately, the hybrid offspring are
not as aggressive as their African
parents. -
"Once the combination of
hybrids and new introductions
reaches a critical mass, bees of
African descent will likely start to
mate with each other, resulting
in offspring with more African-
like characteristics," Hall said.
He said that the arrival of
African bees is not unexpected
and should not be viewed with
undue alarm at this time.
"Concerns about the bees
have been exaggerated, with
some media and motion pic-
tures portraying swarms of
deadly, stinging insects invading
cities," Hall said. "Nevertheless,
it's important to be aware.
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There have been 14 fatalities
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dreds of nonfatal stinging inci-
dents have been reported.
Neither the European nor
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previously imported European
honeybees.
"They were right," Hall said.
"Once the African honeybees
were released in Brazil, they
quickly spread throughout
South and Central America,
advancing up to 300 kilometers
a year through the tropics into
Mexico. It was only a matter of
time until the African honeybee
population reached the United
States."
Movements of African honey-
bees have been tracked more
closely than any other invasive
insect. First detected in the
southernmost counties of Texas
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New Mexico, Arizona and Cali-
fornia by 1993. Since then, they
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da and Utah.
Many of the,.wild (feral)
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states are of African descent,
making it difficult for beekeep-
ers to manage European honey-
bees and keep out African hon-
eybee genes. In areas colonized
by African bees, regular bee-
keeping operations with Euro-
pean honeybees are disrupted,
and costs of management are
increased.
Because of urbanization in
Florida and public fears over
African bees, coupled with
increasing liability, apiary sites
could be more difficult to obtain
in the future, Hall said. These
concerns along with the mar-
ginal income from beekeeping
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in the future. That would
decrease the availability of bees
and increase the price of renting
bee colonies that are essential
for the pollination of crops.
"Large populations of Euro-
pean honeybees managed by
beekeepers are probably .our
best defense against African
bees," Hall said. "The European
honeybees compete with
African bees for food sources.
When they interbreed with the
African bees, defensive stinging
behavior in their offspring is
reduced."


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Courtesy photo/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Mama and Daddy (Lucile Burns Evans and P. Evans) courted at
the telephone company before they were married Jan. 3, 1926.


Courtesy photo/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
A family gathering in 1945 or '46: (Left to right) Anna Jane
Evans, RRP Evans, T.A. Sizemore, Lucile Evans, (front)
Cousin Miriam Cowart and Paul Evans.


East Okeechobee was a little town of its own


By Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
As told to MaryAnn Morris
I grew up in East Okeechobee
right on Hancock Street (now SW
10th Street) where I was born. Bil-
lie (Doc) Anderson's Au'nt Edie
lived there on Hancock Street,
too.
My great-uncle, T.A. Sizemore
put in the first telephones here in
Okeechobee. The telephone
office was on Parrott Avenue, up
near Park Street. His wife, Byrd
was the first telephone operator,
my mama, Lucile Burns Evans,
was the second. When my daddy,
P.P. Evans came to work for Uncle
Sizemore in the 1920s, that's
when he met my mama, there at
the telephone company.
Mama couldn't leave the
switchboard, so at dinner time
(you'd call it lunch now) she
would open the window and they
would share out the window. So
they courted there at the tele-
phone company. She, sitting at
the switchboard and he, standing
outside the window. Theirs was
the first wedding at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in Okee-
chobee on Jan. 3, 1926.
When I was 11 years old,
Mama had given birth to my
youngest brother, Paul. One time I
was "rocking" him to sleep and
singing very loud. So loud, that
someone came knocking on the
door. I'll never forget! It was
Judge Hancock from down the
street coming to ask Mama if
everything was all right. Even so,
they let me sing in the church
choir later on when I was older.
Granny Ezell had a little store
on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk and
that sort of thing. She had two
sons, Albert and Ulmer. Albert
had one son, Duane, and Ulmer
had five children: Jack, Myrtle,
Lemoyne, Yvonne and Norman
Ray. We called Jack "Snake"
because he would always catch
snakes for pets and carry them
around with him.
We used to climb the pine
trees, all the way to the top where
they would start to sway. We
could take five Coca-Cola bottles
to the ticket booth at the Gilbert
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Since we lived inside the city
limits, we couldn't ride the bus to
school. We walked, but what
Mama never knew, was that
going to school, we'd walk across
the railroad trestle that crossed
Taylor Creek, balancing on the
rails. Sometimes when we were
walking across the trestle, we'd
hear the train coming in from
Sherman where the sawmill was!
The tracks went on into town past
the school, and I remember star-
ing out the school windows,
counting the cars as the train
rolled by.
Another thing we kids would
do for fun, and I don't remember
who all built it, is build what was
called.a "kid-killer".
Pieces of wood were nailed up
a very tall tree to make a ladder
way up high. Then a heavy wire.
was secured real high above the
top of the ladder on the tree. A
piece of pipe was strung on the
wire the other end of the wire
was attached low to another tree,
maybe 30-feet away. This end of
the wire was attached low
enough so that the jumper, sliding
down the wire holding onto the
pipe, would hit the ground before
he hit the tree. A person would be
on the ground to throw the pipe
up to the jumper who was up in
the taller tree. The jumper would
swing out of the tree and down
the wire, hopefully hitting the
ground before hitting the other
tree! Thus the name, "Kid Killer"!
I remember being about 12
years old, climbing up the ladder.
When they threw me the pipe to
jump and swing down, I would
be so scared I couldn't jump and I
would climb down the ladder and
cry because I didn't have the
courage to jump.


Courtesy Photo/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Granny' Lula Ezell's house in East Okeechobee today.
Granny Ezell had a little store on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk.


But one day, I got up enough
courage and jumped out of that
tree. I knew then that I could whip
the world! It only takes faith in
yourself to accomplish much.
Sometimes Mama would send
me to the ice plant on Taylor
Creek to buy a 12- and a- half-
pound block of ice for 10 cents.
I'd ride my bike over and one of
the men would put the ice in the
basket of my bike so I could take it
home to Hancock Street. I
remember that ice-cold water
from the melting ice dripping on
my feet all the way back home.
- I remember a peddler named
Mr. Addison coming by our house
in an old truck selling fruit. and
vegetables. Mama would buy a
hamper full of those stringy tur-
pentine mangoes for us. We'd sit
on the back porch and eat our fill
of them right there, because it
would take 15 minutes to clean
the strings out of your teeth after-
wards. But oh, they were good!
Another big part of East Okee-
chobee was our playground. Mr.
Victor Domer, who was Russell
and Ester and Carol's daddy and
Ray's granddaddy, had the
machine shop that's still there on
Hancock Street. He built a play-
ground for all us kids across from
his machine shop in the vacant lot
next to our house. He built a
merry-go-round, swings and a
seesaw. All us East Okeechobee
kids my brothers Tommy and
Paul, Eugene, Vernon, Mary Ellen


Wright, Billy Anderson and the
Ezells, played there and we
claimed it as our own. Mr. Domer
was really a very talented with
anything metal and later designed
his own lawn mowers and sold
them there at the shop.
Domer's house was right there
behind the machine shop and
they had the first telephone in the
neighborhood. Domer's would
let us use it. I remember Mama
would tell me exactly what to do
to call. "When the operator
comes on and says 'Number,
please', tell her the number you
want to call." Somehow the calls
were always to Mrs. McNeill.
Now Mr. Mc Neill, at that time,
.was president of the Bank of
Okeechobee, and he used to ask
my daddy to cut his hair. I can
remember my daddy cutting Mr.
McNeill's hair right there in our
front yard. I think he gave my
daddy 25 cents to do it.
I thought of Brother Dunklin as
the minister who always walked. I
never knew him to own a car -
he walked everywhere. He ate at
our house many times. When he
left, he'd always take a piece of
Mama's cornbread or a biscuit
and wrap it in his handkerchief
then put it in his coat pocket to
take with him. He never left us
without a prayer. Many times he
put his hand on my head when he
prayed. Even now, when I stop
and think, I can feel his hand on
my head.


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High water is said to be bad for Lake Okeechobee, says SWFMD


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The County Coalition for
Responsible Management of
Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and
Caloosahatchee Estuaries and
Lake Worth Lagoon met at the
Okeechobee Courthouse Thurs-
day morning and heard several
presentations on the state of
Lake Okeechobee. However,
they could not conduct any busi-
ness for lack of a quorum since
only four of the nine members
were present. Membership is
made up one commissioner
from each of the counties in the
coalition Okeechobee, St.
Lucie, Martin, Lee, Palm Beach,
Hendry, Glades, Highlands, and
Osceola.
In attendance were Okee-
chobee County Commissioner
Clif Betts, Martin County Com-
missioner Sarah Heard, Lee
County Commissioner Ray
Judah, the chairman and Osceo-
la -. County Commissioner Ken
Smith.
Commissioner Betts
informed the other coalition
members that one of the con-
cerns of Okeechobee County is
that the lake level is over 15 feet.
He said there were also con-
cerns about turbidity and how it
affects the quality of the water
and sport fishing. He noted that
we are entering the hurricane
season and a high lake level
could mean trouble for both
coasts.
Commissioner Heard
expressed concern about the
detrimental effects to the St.
Lucie Canal of pulse releases
fr .n Lake Okeechobee. She
voiced concern that the situation
would get worse. The commis-
sioner stated that her support of
stormwater treatment areas and
other options that would
decrease the need for pulse
releases.
Commissioner Smith proudly
announced that Osceola County
had recently passed a one-half
mill ad valorem tax to pay for
lands for environmental purpos-
es, such as storing water. He said
the program would start next
year using bond money. A com-
mittee would make recommen-
dations to the commissioners as
to what property to buy.
Commissioner Judah
expressed his concern over the
condition of the Caloosahatchee
River caused by pulse releases.
He was in favor of other options
to lower the water level in the


lake such as the use of forward
pumps.
Noting Commissioner Betts
concern, Dr. Susan Gray of South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) noted there was a
recent improvement in water
quality, although she said total
phosphorous concentrations are
still double what they were
before the hurricanes.
Dr. Gray expressed concern
that the lake had risen one and
one half foot in the last couple of
weeks and said that the mode of
SFWMD at this time is flood
management. The rapid rise of
the lake is one of the major prob-
lems in management the lake,
she added.
She said that prior to the hur-
ricanes there was a large
amount of submerged vegeta-
tion in the lake. Since then, at the
spots they have checked, there is
almost no submerged vegeta-
tion, a fact that causes "great
concern" to the district. She
mentioned the need for treat-
ment and storage areas north of
the lake. She also mentioned
permanent forward pumps to
help regulate the lake.
"No tool is being taken off the
list."
She said that the district
needs to look at every water con-
trol tool and evaluate the pros
and cons and the costs involved.
"Everything is up for consid-
eration," she added.
Dr. Gray also mentioned the
importance of communication
and told the commissioners, "If
you need us we will be there."
She pledged to send district rep-
resentatives to commissioners
meetings if necessary.
Commissioner Smith asked
about hydrilla control.
Bob Howard, director of
operations for SFWMD, replied
that hydrilla develops resistance
quicker than we can develop
chemicals. He said it takes con-
stant research and development
to stay ahead of the plant.
"Right now the said the situa-
tion was not very optimistic."
There was also a discussion
of using grass carp to control
hydrilla.
Benita Whalen, director of
SFWMD's Okeechobee office,
discussed storage of water on
public, private and tribal lands
on the north end of the lake. The
private and tribal lands are pri-
marily agricultural and would be
used to store water before it
reaches the lake to lessen the
need for pulse releases.


being the peak month He said
that the problem with Caloosa-
hatchee is that sometimes there
is too. much fresh water and
sometimes not enough freshwa-
ter.
Mark Perry of Florida Oceano-
graphic advocated managing the
lake at a lower level. In addition,
he suggested looking at forward
pumps He said lake manage-
ment was not only an environ-
mental problem, but also an
economic problem affecting
property values.
"We need to get the dis-
charges stopped," he asserted.


Susan Sylvester of the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers attrib-
uted the recent rise in lake level
to rainfall and inflow from
Fisheating Creek. She said the
Kissimmee chain of lakes were
low before the recent rainy spell
so they did not contribute to the
rise in the lake level. Ms.
Sylvester said that this is a chal-
lenging-Wet season and that
releases will have to be made.
After the meeting, coalition
members and members of the
audience were given a tour of
the new courthouse by County
employee Donnie Oden.


She noted that the experi-
ences of the recent draw-down
of Lake Tohopelaliga support the
concept of water storage. S.he
said SFWMD tries to identify
public lands first. Then private
lands used previously would be
considered and potential storage
sites ranked. However, she
noted that in wet times, like the
present, landowners cannot take
on any more water.
She said that completed sur-
face water treatment projects
(STAs) total 79,326-acre feet
with additional 92,000-acre feet
to be constructed.
Turning to another storage
strategy, Ms. Whalen said the
World Wildlife Fund has been
working with landowners to
locate storage areas. Some of the
programs the federation is using
include wetland hydration, wet-
land creation and reservoirs. She
noted that the federation has
started six pilot projects in the
Okeechobee watershed.
Commissioner Heard advo-
cated storing water now to keep
from having to discharge water
through the estuaries. She asked
what is being done right now.
Ms. Whalen pledged that the
district would do what it could'in
the short term.
"We will be looking at any
site nbw," she said.
Ms. Whalen noted that STAs
are really designed for flow-
through water treatment.
Although there is some storage,
she said they are more for water
quality than storage. However,
she said SFWMD would try to
keep the optimum depth in the
STAs.
Chip Merrian, deputy execu-
tive director of SFWMD, dis-
cussed forward pumps. He said
their use would be beneficial to
the health of lake and there is no
downside to their u se. In the
short term, temporary pumps
would be used, but he said the
district is seeking additional dol-
lars for permanent forward
pumps.
Mr. Merrian also echoed Ms.
Whalen's statements that noted
that there is no storage today
because private landowners are
already waterlogged from recent
rains. He said that Lykes Broth-
ers, an organization that took a
lot the water last year, is tired of
receiving constant telephone
calls from them.
Ginger Baldwin of Senator
Pruitt's office stated that the sen-
ator has sponsored funding for
lake restoration projects. She


urged that the assembled com-
missioners talk to their legisla-
tive delegations as to the impor-
tance of forward pumping for
environmental concerns.
Paul Gray of the Audubon
Society said that the use forward
pumps might be good. He added
that a chronically low lake and
as well as a chronically high lake
both cause concern. Mr. Gray
said his dream was that water
managers would be able to keep
the lake at 15 feet or lower. He
said this would eliminate the
need for large pulse releases.
Peter Kwiatkowski, project
engineer for the district, dis-
cussed supply side management
or policies to put in place when
the water drops below a certain
level. He said technical analysis
and public input is needed to for-
mulate a policy on supply side
management.
He added that seed money
was needed to initiate contracts
until the next fiscal year's budget
kicks in.
Wayne Daltry of Lee County
said that 80 percent of the water
in the western basin does not
come from Lake Okeechobee
but from Lee County's storm-
water system.
"We need a coherent man-
agement program," he asserted.
He called for a coherent man-
agement plan in cooperation
with Glades, Hendry and Lee
Counties that would bring all
viewpoints together. Currently,
he said there is no coherent
plan.
Part to the problem, accord-
ing to Mr.. Daltry, is that Lee
County tax dollars form the bulk
of the basin water management
program because Glades and
Hendry Counties do not have the
tax base that Lee does. He advo-
cated re-looking at management
paradigms.
Mr. Daltry called for more
water storage rather than using
what he called a "fire hose"
approach to funnel excess lake
water through the estuaries.
Mr. Daltry also mentioned the"
pesticide problem that comes
from the Caloosahatchee Basin
and rot from Lake Okeechobee
or the Kissimmee River.
Don Fox of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Corn-
mission gave an overview of the
process of regulating lake levels.
He recommended that the water
level fluctuate 12 to 15 feet over a
36-month period, with the water
receding. November through
June, water levels stable June
through August and October


Senior happenings


Faith in Action new volunteer
orientation will be held in LaBelle
June 28 at 2 p.m., and in Clewiston
at the Clewiston Senior Center,
1200 W.C.Owen Ave., next to John
Boy Auditorium, June 30 at 2 p.m.
Bring a friend. Call Liz at (863) 983-
7088 for more information.

Save the date
Our second annual FAITH IN
ACTION in LaBelle community
concert will take place Sunday, July
24 starting at 2 p.m. at the LaBelle
High School Auditorium. Join us
for an uplifting musical program
brought to us by the many faith-
based groups in and out of our
area, and support our FAITH IN
ACTION volunteer caregivers who
are helping your family, friends and
neighbors.

Flea Market
The next Trash & 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 (863) 675-1446. Merchandise
changes every month, and special


thanks to all who made donations
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Treasures! All proceeds to benefit
the FAITH IN ACTION in Labelle
program.
Upcoming meetings
and event
FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT
GROUPS in June will feature the
NEW Social Security Medication
Program information. Join us to
learn about the new medication
program and get assistance filling
out the paperwork properly. The
next meeting will take place in
Clewiston June 22 at 4 p.m. at the
Clewiston Senior Center (863) 983-
7088; in Moore Haven June 29 at 4
p.m. at the Moore Haven Senior
Center (863) 946-1821.
Exercise classes
Exercise classes every M-W-F at
LJ Nobles Senior Center from 9-10
am. All areWelcome.
Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a


trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of charge
at Nobles Center and in Moore
Haven at Senior Connections
offices.

Legal help
Legal help from Florida Rural
Legal Services is available at the
Nobles Senior Center in LaBelle on
the second Wednesday of each
month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Must
call 675-1446 to make appoint-
ment)

Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in Hendry
and Glades Counties who continue
to need assistance with such issues
as roof repair, debris removal,
insurance deductibles, appliance
repair or replacement, chore work,
etc. Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
speak with a specially trained out-
reach worker in Clewiston on Mon-


days and Tuesdays, 983-7088 and
LaBelle Wednesday through Friday
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CFO Gallagher releases annual top 10 fraud list


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher has released the Depart-
ment of Financial Services'
annual Top 10 Fraud List, which
summarizes 10 of the costliest or
boldest securities, financial and
insurance fraud scams that
resulted in arrests or convictions
by the Division of Insurance
Fraud during the fiscal year that
began July 1, 2004, and ends
June 30, 2005.
"Fraud schemes are becom-
ing more complex and more
costly, and the cost is passed on
to every consumer in higher
insurance premiums and higher
costs for goods and services,"
said Gallagher, who oversees the
department. "But working
together, we can fight back
against these criminals and hit
back hard. The most important
thing consumers can do is verify
before they buy."
This year's Top 10 fraud
schemes ranged from title insur-
ance trickery to the perennial list
maker, Personal Injury Protec-
tion auto insurance fraud, or PIP
fraud. On the list is one PIP
fraud case in which eight indi-
viduals posed as journalists to
gain access to police accident
reports in order to solicit crash
victims to go to unscrupulous
medical clinics. In another, more
than two dozen individuals were
arrested in a complex scheme
that involved staging crashes in
order to create "patients" for
fraudulent medical clinics. The
ringleader is suspected of stag-
ing more than 90 auto crashes.
The 10 cases, listed in no partic-
ular order, add up to more than
$2.7 million in financial losses.
Additional potential losses in
these 10 cases losses that
may have occurred if an arrest
had not been made when it was
- add up to more than $1 mil-
lion.
The department has a num-
ber of online resources, includ-
ing a Verify Before You Buy page,
that includes links that allow
consumers to check the licen-
sure status of an insurance or
financial services company, bro-
ker or agent; a Senior Resource
Center that specifically address-


es concerns and needs of Flori-
da's senior citizens facing
important financial decisions;
and a Service Point link where
consumers can ask a question or
file a complaint and track the
status of their request. These
resources and more can be
found at www.fldfs.com or by
calling (800) 342-2762.
Gallagher also said that the
department is willing to pay tiup
to $25,000 for information that
directly leads to an arrest or con-
viction in a fraud scheme.
"That's very likely a whole lot
more than one might make par-
ticipating in one of these
schemes, and we want to award
law-abiding citizens who get
involved and help make a differ-
ence," he said.
So far this fiscal year, the
department's Division of Insur-
ance Fraud has made more than
700 arrests.
The release of the annual Top
10 Fraud List coincides with the
14th annual Florida Insurance
Fraud Education Council Confer-
ence, which continues through
tomorrow in Orlando. Hundreds
of insurance fraud investigators
and prosecutors are expected to
attend the three-day conference
to learn about the latest insur-
ance fraud schemes and inves-
tigative techniques.
On Thursday in Ft. Myers,
Gallagher will ask Gov. Jeb Bush
and other Cabinet members to
sign a resolution declaring June
as Fraud Awareness Month. The
signing will take place during the
Cabinet meeting at "Capital for a
.Day."
The department's 2004-2005
Top 10 Fraud List is below.
Please note: $2.7 million is
the estimated amount of losses
in these 10 cases only.

Not flying straight
SARASOTA An attorney
who continued to work while
collecting more than $130,000 in
disability benefits likely won't
get a chance to cash in his fre-
quent flyer miles anytime soon.
Peter W. Martin, 58, faces up to
15 years in prison 'after insur-
ance fraud detectives uncovered


that he submitted false informa-
tion on a disability claim. Martin
reported that, following a motor
vehicle accident, he became
partially disabled and that his
condition deteriorated making
him totally disabled in Septem-
ber 2003. Detectives, however,
found that Martin had continued
to practice law in Florida as well
as in New York while he collect-
ed disability benefits.

This is not Monopoly
CLERMONTA Title agent
accused of stealing more than
$1.1 million in customer escrow
funds took the money along
with her boyfriend and cowork-
ers on a Las Vegas junket, but
didn't bet on getting caught.
Kathryn Knight, 37, also known
as Kathryn Weed, was operating
Weed & Associates Title Services
when American Pioneer Title
Insurance Company conducted
an audit and discovered discrep-
ancies in Weed & Associates'
escrow account. Fraud detec-
tives determined that' Knight
misappropriated in excess of
$1.1 million from the escrow
account and used these funds to
buy vehicles, the Las Vegas get-
away and make a down pay-
ment on a $9 million Lake Coun-
ty land purchase. Her title agent
license was immediately
revoked and she faces up to 60
years in prison if convicted on
the charges.

The reporter's
instinct
PLANTATION Eight indi-
viduals who illegally obtained
traffic accident reports from
police departments throughout
Palm Beach, Broward and Dade
counties posed as reporters to
gain access to the reports. They
used the information in the
reports to solicit accident victims
to go to medical clinics and auto
body shops for the purpose of
collecting money on fraudulent
auto insurance claims. They pre-
tended to work for media publi-
cations such as Impact News
Weekly, South Florida Journal
and Greek American Herald.


Home repairs the
cheating way (or Huff
COCOA BEACH A Brevard
County homeowner claimed
that renovation work to his
home was the result of hurri-
cane damage, but the work had
begun almost a month before
the hurricane hit. Robert Mil-
liken, 60, filed the fraudulent
claim last September with Citi-
zens Property Insurance Corpo-
ration for his home at 423 S.
Atlantic Ave., claiming that Hur-
ricane Frances caused nearly
$60,000 in personal property
damage. Detectives, however,
determined that Milliken con-
tracted with Mack Mosier of
Trade Wind Builders to remodel
his residence, and the work,
which involved the removal of
all of Milliken's furniture as well
as the roof and windows, began
on Aug. 10, 2004. Hurricane
Frances. struck the Treasure
Coast on Sept. 5, 2004.

Fake cards,
real money
RIVIERA BEACH A man
who sold fake motor vehicle
insurance cards to nearly 200
South Florida drivers was sen-
tenced to three years in prison.
Howard M. McKinon, 58, of 481
W. 30th St., pleaded guilty to
nine counts of marketing a false
or fraudulent motor vehicle
insurance card and one count of
organized scheme to defraud.
State fraud investigators deter-
mined that McKinon issued at
least 196 cards, most of them to
drivers in West Palm Beach and
Riviera Beach. The cards
appeared to be issued by Pro-
gressive Insurance Company
and purported to carry the mini-
mum statutory levels of Personal
Injury Protection and Property
Damage coverage. The cards
had the same policy number,
with different personal and vehi-
cle information typed on them.

The world
is your stage
MIAMI Fraud detectives in
February arrested 25 individuals
believed to have been involved


in a ring that staged at least a
dozen auto crashes and fraudu-
lently billed insurance compa-
nies for $1 million. If convicted,
they will face a minimum
mandatory sentence of two
years in prison for organizing the
staged crashes, and up to 15
years in prison on all charges.
The 53-year-old suspected ring-
leader Wilfred Cyriaque, also
known as "Lopez" or "Blanc," is
charged with 51 counts each of
insurance fraud and grand theft,
four counts of staging an acci-
dent, and organized scheme to
defraud. Investigators believe
Cyriaque may have staged as
many as 90 crashes during the
last several years.

Now you can panic
POMPANO BEACH A man
who allegedly lied on his appli-
cation for disability income
insurance and then filed a claim
one week after getting the policy
is facing felony charges that
could land him up to 65 years in
prison. Bruce Sutherland, 43,
had a real estate license but
claimed he was unable to work
due to panic attacks. Depart-
ment detectives said medical
and hospital records confirmed
that Sutherland provided false
information regarding his med-
ical history, and documents
from the Social Security Admin-
istration indicated he provided
false salary information as well.
Based on his application, Suther-
land was issued a Disability
Income policy that provided a
monthly disability benefit of
$3,000 until he turned 65.
Sutherland's maximum benefit
for disability would have been
approximately $828,000. The
claim was denied.

Who are you?
ST. PETERSBURG A cou-
ple and a relative are facing
felony insurance fraud charges
after state fraud detectives deter-
mined they fraudulently collect-
ed $39,000 from their insurance
coverage stemming from a
staged automobile accident.
Detectives determined that
Azem Jakupaj, 41, his wife,
Fikreta, 36, and Edin Muratovic,
26, gave false information to


their insurance company follow-
ing a January 2004 staged clash
at 8th Street and 94th Avenue
North. The Jakupajes said they
did not know Muratovic, who
was in the other car, but a wit-
ness said they were seen talking
prior to the accident, and the
investigation revealed that they
are related. The Jakupajes' two
young daughters were in the cal
at the time of the staged acci-
dent.

Angling for annuities
JACKSONVILLE An insur-
ance agent who stole $366,000
by convincing at least six elderly
clients to cash in their annuities
and reinvest in other insurance
products was sentenced to three
years in prison and ordered to pay
restitution. Thomas. Larry Grig-
gs, 48, operated Griggs Financial
Services in Jacksonville and was
a licensed insurance agent. Ile
persuaded several elderly vic-
tims to surrender their annuities
and reinvest into other insur-
ance products sold by Griggs,
but insurance fraud detectives
determined that once Griggs
received the surrender proceeds
from the annuities, he converted
the monies to his own personal
use. Two of the victims, who
ranged in age from 68 to 79,
have since died.

Land ho
PLANTATION Three South
Floridians bamboozled a title
insurance company out of $1.2
million by playing with the
paperwork. Anthony Phillips,
Suzanne Destefano and Chena
Henry are accused of conspiring
to steal $1.2 million from Attor-
ney's Title Insurance Fund
through a fictitious purchase of
property. The lending agent was
advised to wire'the money to an
unlicensed broker (Chena
Henry) for the property. Henry
then followed the instructions of
Anthony Phillips and wired the
money to Phillips and Suzanne
Destefano in prescribed
amounts. Phillips used the
stolen money to purchase prop-
erty in which he had an interest
in Miami-Dade County.


Attorney General releases report


on gasoline industry pricing
TALLAHASSEE Attorney try has developed an economic through lower prices, Crist said
General Charlie Crist released climate in which there are too in his letter.
the results of a study of gaso- few sellers, the marketplace is In its investigation over the
line pricing in Florida, conclud- interdependent and actions past year, the attorney gener-
ing that two factors besides taken by one firm affect all oth- all's Antitrust Division issued
high crude oil prices pur- ers. Consequently, if one firm dozens of subpoenas,
posely low inventory and a raised prices, others were like- reviewed nearly 240,000 pages
shrinking number of suppliers ly to follow, of documents and reviewed
in the industry were the pri- "Clearly the petroleum computer disks containing
mary contributors to statewide companies have been main- nearly 60,000 files in order to
gasoline price spikes experi- training low inventories in order examine the gas price increas-
enced by Florida consumers in to maximize profits," said Crist. es of the past year and deter-
2004. "Inadequate inventory com- mine their likely causes. To
The report follows an bined with a limited number of assist in this endeavor, the
antitrust investigation suppliers adds up to high attorney general retained two
launched by the attorney gen- prices at the pump. We urge well-known experts with sub-
eral in May 2004. While the the oil companies to consider stantial expertise in the study
examination found that there the effects that the lack of suffi- of the petroleum industry, Dr.
was no clear evidence of state cient inventory is having on Keith Leffler and Mr. Peter Ash-
or federal antitrust violations, it everyday consumers and on ton.
concluded that the following the economy. We hope they
factors contributed to the high will look to other ways to find a Dr. Leffler is an economist
prices: better balance between their with the Department of Eco-
Major oil refiners intention- corporate goals and the gener- nomics at the University of
ally maintained low inventory al welfare of our citizens." Washington, while Ashton is a
levels in order to maximize Simultaneous to the release financial consultant specializ-
profits. With no cushion in of this report, the attorney gen- ing in the economics of the
inventory levels, whenever eral sent a letter to Federal petroleum industry.
demand increased beyond Trade Commission Chairman "Gas prices have risen
expectations, supplies became Deborah Platt Majoras voicing sharply over the last year and
unusually tight. Unexpected concerns about a proposed the Attorney General's Office
disruptions, such as refinery merger in the industry. In April, conducted this study to ensure
fires, pipeline breaks and barge Valero Energy Corporation that our state's visitors and citi-
accidents, in the absence of announced its agreement to zens were not unfairly taken
sufficient inventory, added fur- acquire Premcor Incorporated. advantage of," said Crist. "This
their pressure to push prices Further consolidation in the study provides greater insight
higher. oil-refining segment of the into the complex petroleum
With the expansion of industry will only lessen the industry and highlights factors
mergers by companies, espe- competitive forces that ulti- that contributed to the gas
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Watch doodlebugs for summer fun


One of the lesser-known
creatures found in Florida Yards
are ant lions, the larva of a drag-
onfly relative. They dig cone
shaped pits in sandy soil and
trap ants as food. Here in the
South, the critters are known as
doodlebugs. They are beneficial
insects that should be left alone
because they are a "free land-
scape pesticide" they eat
Sandy insect pests.
One Florida entomologist
claims that a normal, healthy
childhood in Florida requires
knowledge and experiences
with the doodlebug. Parents
looking for summer fun alterna-
tives to television and video
games might find that looking
for and playing with these
unusual Florida Yard inhabitants'
might occupy a child's attention
for some time. Who knows --
they may spark an interest in the
natural world. Information for
today's column comes from
University of Florida's Extensioni
Entomologists and a Web site
titled "The Ant lion Pit."
The adult ant lion looks
much like a damselfly, a dragon-
fly-like insect. A big difference is
that their antennae are shorter
and are bent or clubbed. Adult
insects measure one to two
inches long and their body is
colored brown to gray. They
have four equal-sized wings,
two to three inches long, that
may be either transparent or
irregularly spotted.
Adult doodlebugs rest in hid-
den places and are hard to
notice. At night, they become
active, searching for a mate and
are attracted to lights. Females
lay eggs in warm, dry sandy
sites. When a female finds the
right spot, she taps her
abdomen and then inserts a sin-
gle egg below ground. Several


eggs may be laid in the same
area-- up to 20 eggs per site.
Eggs hatch into hungry ant
lions. They dig a shallow upside-
down cone-shaped pit up to an
inch deep. As they move across
the sand, they leave spiral-
shaped trails. This curious
motion gives these critters the
nickname "doodlebugs".
As the circle grows ever
wider and deeper, the doodle-
bug throws out the soil with its
head. A pit can be built in 15
minutes. Finally it buries itself so
that only the head, with large
menacing-looking mandibles is
above ground at the bottom of
the pit.
They wait for an ant or other
insect to slip on the loose sand
and fall in. As they slide over the
edge and into the pit, the large
jaws of the waiting ant lion para-
lyze the ant with an injection of
poison. The ant lion then sucks
out the vital juices. The juice-less
skeletal remains of the prey are
thrown out of the pit.
When prey manage to stop
their slide into the crater, the ant
lion throws sand at its next
meal, causing the captive to lose
its grip and continue the
inevitable fall to its doom at the
bottom.
Ant lions have forward-point-
ing hairs on their body that help
anchor it in the soil. This allows
them to capture struggling prey
much larger than itself. Winged
adult ant lions that are laying
eggs may even be captured and
eaten by their younger relatives.
Observing doodlebugs:
Ant lion pits can be found in
sheltered, sandy areas where
the soil easily shifts. Look for
dry, sunny spots sheltered from
wind and rain, particularly on
south-facing slopes. Small pop-
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tioners. Other popular sites to
view ant lions are under build-
ings built on piers, in sandy
flowerbeds without mulch and
under hedges or eaves of build-
ings. One author reports that
larger craters mean hungrier ant
lions, and that bigger pits are
built at the full moon.
Taking ant lions out of their
habitat for closer observation is
risky to the ant lion. Be prepared
to feed it with the ants you
catch. Twice-daily feedings will
provide enough food for sur-
vival. Put the ant lion in any con-
tainer filled with a layer of at
least 3 inches of sand to allow
the insect to build its pits. The
container should also be at least
five inches wide for each ant
lion to prevent overcrowding.
Return ant lions to their
source before it finishes its larval
stage, or if kept longer, the con-
tainer should be covered so that
the adult won't escape. They
have a knack for emerging from
its cocoon when you're not
watching. A stick placed upright
in the sand will provide the
newly emerged adult with a
place to rest while its wings
expand and harden properly. If
held captive any longer than a
day after it emerges from its
cocoon, adults will lose energy
and may die before it has a
chance to reproduce.
If you encounter doodle-
bugs, don't spray pesticides in
their area unless absolutely nec-
essary. They are beneficial
insects and keep down pests in
your Florida Yard. Following this
advice will also allow for a safer
spot for kids (of all ages) to have
some summer fun and a place
to learn about their natural
world.


Acceler8 Everglades restoration


We need your help! The South
Florida Water Management District
will host its first annual Acceler8
Construction Symposium and
Exhibition Thursday, June 23, at
the Palm Beach County Conven-
tion Center in West Palm Beach.
This all-day event held to inform
construction contractors, specialty
subcontractors, vendors, and work
force development agencies inter-
ested in this $1.5-billon construc-
tion program throughout Florida.
The first Acceler8 project construc-
tion project is scheduled to begin
later this year and continue
through 2010.
This symposium will also pro-
vide information on the pre-qualifi-
cation process for construction
contractors and vendors for Accel-


er8 contracts.
Acceler8 is a major boost for
Everglades restoration. By acceler-
ating the funding, design and con-
struction to complete eight key
projects by 2011, the greater Ever-
glades ecosystem will experience
positive benefits much sooner and
in a more cost-effective manner.
The expedited course of action
reaffirms the commitment of the
federal/state/local partnership to
revitalize America's Everglades.
Type of work
Reservoirs, embankments,
earth moving, equipment opera-
tors, pump stations, concrete flow-
control structures.
Who should attend
Construction contractors, spe-
cialty subcontractors, small busi-


nesses, vendors, and work force
development agencies.
When
Thursday, June 23 from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County
Convention Center, 650 Okee-
chobee Blvd, West Palm Beach.
Display booths are available for
vendors, contractors, specialty sub-
contractors, and work force devel-
opment agencies. Please call for
details.
Join us to restore America's
Everglades! Registration is
required, call toll-free (800) 488-
1255 to register. For additional
information about the Acceler8.
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Combat unemployment compensation fraud


, TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush recently signed HB 1693 into
law, strengthening the Agency for
Workforce Innovation's (AWI) and
law enforcement partners' ability
to aggressively pursue and prose-
cute Unemployment Compensa-
tion fraud.
The legislation provides penal-
ties and fines for individuals:
Establishing a fake business by
submitting fraudulent records
relating to the business, including
tax and wage reports; entering
fraudulent data into a computer
system of the agency or its tax col-
lection service provider; using
computer facilities of the agency or
its tax collection provider without
authorization; deliberately altering
or destroying computer informa-
tion or files; or stealing financial
instruments, data, or other assets.
"Expanded coordination and
increased prosecution of unem-
ployment compensation fraud will
result in greater recovery of taxpay-
ers' dollars and will provide a deter-
rent to individuals contemplating


such schemes," said Susan
Pareigis, director, Agency for Work-
force Innovation. "We intend to
use the additional tools in this legis-
lation to continue our aggressive
protection of public resources in
partnership with our state and local
law enforcement colleagues," she
added.
The law allows the agency to
make all unemployment compen-
sation records relating to unem-
ployment fraud investigations
available to FDLE, the states attor-
neys, and the Office .of the
Statewide Prosecutor for investiga-
tion and aggressive prosecution of
fraudulent offenses.
In addition, the law provides for
penalties to curtail State Unem-
ployment Tax (SUTA) dumping-
the practice of avoiding unemploy-
ment experience, which impacts
all employers in a negative way.
SUTA dumping occurs when:
An employer avoids a high tax rate
by setting up one or more shell
companies and then transfers
some or all of its workforce back


and forth between the shell com-
panies to earn a lower tax rate or a
person or entity opening a busi-
ness purchases an existing small
business which lets them take
advantage of a lower unemploy-
ment tax rate for an "acquired"
business as opposed to a "new"
business. Provisions of the bill will
be implemented by AWI on July 1.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-
force agency and directly adminis-
ters the state's Labor Market Statis-
tics program, Unemployment
Compensation, Early Learning and
various workforce development
programs.
Workforce development policy
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by Workforce Florida, Inc. Work-
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Workforce Innovation are partners
in the Employ Florida network
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Attorney General wins fraud lawsuit


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
his office has won a lawsuit against
a state of Washington-based com-
pany that sold fraudulent bonds
purporting to eliminate the need
for standard insurance coverage, a
false claim that cost 425 Florida vic-
tims $300 per person, for a total
loss of $127,500. Leon County Cir-
cuit Judge Jonathan Sjostrom
entered a final judgment against
Global Healings Society and owner
Joseph Michael Gardinier, requir-
ing the defendants to pay restitu-
tion as well as fines of $1,000 per
victim, a total of more than
$550,000.


"This judgment marks a victory
for Florida consumers and sends a
clear message that fraud of this
type has no place in our state," said
Crist. "Floridians depend on insur-
ance offered by reputable agents to
protect them from significant
financial liability, and those offering
phony alternatives face serious
legal consequences."
An investigation conducted by
the Attorney General's Economic
Crimes Division revealed that Glob-
al Healings Society was selling
what it claimed were "financial
bonds" over the Internet. Gardinier,
owner and caretaker of the organi-
zation, directed its activities and


was responsible for the various
bond programs sponsored by
Global Healings.
The bonds purported to protect
the bearers from financial respon-
sibility in the event of any incident
that would warrant an insurance
claim. Not only were the bonds
fraudulent, but there was no
money available for the injured
party in the event that a claim was
filed against a bearer of the bonds.
Types of bonds offered by Global
Healings included an auto bond, a
health bond, a home equity bond,
a student bond, a "Benefit for Life"
bond and a community financial
bond. The organization was not


licensed to do business in Florida,
nor was it an authorized insurer in
the state.
'The Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
determined that the organization's
auto bond card was not valid to
prove insurance coverage as
required by law. In response, Gar-
dinier conducted a series of confer-
ence calls to members of the
organization soliciting donations to
cover the cost of suing the state of
Florida. Similar solicitations were
made in Montana and Washing-
ton, where Global Healings has
already been prohibited from con-
ducting business.


AWI promotes more workforce awareness


FT. MYERS The Agency for
Workforce Innovation (AWI)
partnered with officials from the
Southwest Florida Workforce
Development Board and the
Early Learning Coalition of
Southwest Florida to promote
awareness of workforce, early
learning and career development
programs and opportunities in
the Southwest Florida region.
The agency's Mobile One-
Stop Career Center was on site, a
self-contained vehicle equipped
with state-of-the-art telecommu-
nications equipment capable of
being deployed inside or outside
of the vehicle. The Mobile One-
Stop Center offers access to a full
array of employment, reemploy-
ment and employer services and
the vehicle saw extensive service
in Southwest Florida during hur-
ricane season 2004 as it brought
services to victims of the storms.
It contains nine computer
workstations and a training room


that can accommodate eight
additional computer stations, all
of which have Internet access for
filing unemployment compensa-
tion claims, filing intake applica-
tions for welfare recipients,
searching through automated
job banks and providing skills
training.
The Southwest Florida Work-
force Development Board, Inc. is
a partnership between business,
labor, education, community,
and government services. It is
responsible for providing a
trained workforce to approxi-
mately 2,500 employers in Char-
lotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry,
and Lee Counties. In the past
year, 45,000 individuals received
employment and career services
through the One-Stop Career
Centers. One-Stop Career Cen-
ters provide no-cost recruitment
and employment services to
businesses and job seekers.
The Early Learning Coalition


of Southwest Florida provides
high quality childcare services to
children from infancy through
age 16 in Lee, Collier, Hendry
and Glades Counties.
It administers the Voluntary
Pre-kindergarten program at the
local level, registers providers
and provides applications and
information to parents. The Vol-
untary Pre-Kindergarten legisla-
tion was signed into law by Gov-
ernor Bush on Jan. 2 and
includes high literacy standards,
strict accountability, appropriate
curricula, substantial instruction
periods, manageable class sizes
and qualified instructors. Every
Florida child who is four years
old by'Sept. 1, will be eligible to
attend the program in the fall of
2005. The program is designed to
help Florida children develop the
skills they need to become good
readers and successful students.
The Agency for Workforce
Innovation is the lead state work-


force agency and directly admin-
isters the state's Labor Market
Statistics program, Unemploy-
ment Compensation, Early
Learning and various workforce
development programs. The
Office of Early Learning, a divi-
sion within the agency, provides
oversight of Florida's school
readiness programs and is the
lead entity for implementing the
state's Voluntary Pre-kinder-
garten program.

Workforce development poli-
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vided by Workforce Florida, Inc.
Workforce Florida and the
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Senate bill keeps Florida's coastline safe


WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Drilling rigs won't be blackening
the beaches of Florida anytime
soon under a hard-fought agree-
ment won from Senate leaders
tonight, said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
The agreement a pledge
from both the chairman and rank-
ing member of the Senate Com-
mittee on Energy and Natural
Resources preserves a ban on
drilling off the coast of Florida.


Additionally, it protects a large
portion of the Gulf, known as
Lease Sale 181, which isn't specif-
ically covered by the moratorium
on drilling in the Outer Continen-
tal Shelf.
The final details of the agree-
ment came late Tuesday night,
but only after Nelson had seized
the Senate floor earlier in the day
from energy panel chairman Sen.
Pete Domenici. Nelson launched


a filibuster to delay action on a
broader energy bill, drawing a
heated response from the New
Mexico Republican, who later
agreed to help Nelson keep
drilling away from Florida's off-
shore waters.
"Florida is safe," Nelson
declared, in announcing that the
final details of an anti-drilling
agreement had been hammered
out late Tuesday. Both Nelson and


U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez gave
impassioned speeches on the
Senate floor Tuesday afternoon,
before the drilling issue came to a
head.

Nelson and Martinez argued
that drilling off Florida's coast
would threaten the state's $50 bil-
lion tourism and overall econom-
ic health and the state's fragile
coastal environment.


Attorney General

warns of pay-to-claim

sweepstakes scams


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist warned
Floridians of a scam that
requires "winners" of a lottery or
sweepstakes to submit pay-
ments in order to claim their
prize. The scam lures Florida citi-
zens, particularly elderly resi-
dents, into paying unnecessary
"processing" or "premium" fees
in order to collect the "free"
prize.
The Attorney General's Office
recognized the growing trend
after receiving numerous com-
plaints from consumers across
the state. The solicitation typical-
ly comes as an official-looking
document that promises thou-
sands or even millions of dollars
in cash. The scam stresses the
need for immediate action, often
requesting verification of per-
sonal information or some other
action on the part of the recipi-
ent. The document also states
that a small fee, usually between
$10 and $20, must be submitted
in order to process the claim.
"Many people get so caught
up in the excitement of winning


that they don't realize these con
artists are lining their pockets
with money rightfully belonging
to the consumer," said Crist. "In
addition, consumers could
become victims of identity theft
by revealing personal informa-
tion. Floridians should immedi-
ately be suspicious of any sup-
posed prize that requires them
to pay a fee in order to. claim
their winnings."
The companies solicit dona-
tions so aggressively that con-
sumers will receive several notifi-
cations per week, or even per
day. A response to the notifica-
tions generates even more
offers, perpetuating a cycle of
empty promises and absent
prizes. Consumers should note
that soliciting fees to collect a
"free prize" is illegal, and they
should not send money to com-
panies engaged in this practice.
If you believe you have been
victimized by this type of
scheme, please call the Attorney
General's Fraud Hotline at (866)
9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226).


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Personnel in honor of those who
serve our country, Caribbean
Gardens (1590 Goodlette-Frank
Road-across from Coastland Cen-
ter mall).
The zoo in Naples is offering
free admission to all active and
retired military personnel all
Independence Day all weekend
long from July 1-4.
Military personnel will receive
free admission to the Zoo by pre-
senting military identification,.
plus adult and child guests in
their party will also receive $2 off
regular Zoo admission during the
weekend.
Zoos are an American favorite.
In fact, more people visit accredit-
ed zoos and aquariums each year


than attend all professional sport-
ing events combined. And the
Fourth of July weekend is a terrif-
ic time for families to visit the
only nationally accredited zoo
between Tampa and Miami.
Guests can explore the Zoo's
blend of historic botanical garden
and rare animals, enjoy live ani-
mal presentations, and board the
Primate Expedition Cruise where
they will glide by island inhabited
by monkeys, lemurs and apes liv-
ing in natural habitats. Gates
open daily at 9:30 a.m. and
admission (adults $15.95/ child
$9.95) includes all shows and the
boat ride. For more information
contact Denise Rendina, PR
Director at
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(239) 262-5409 x122 or (239)
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BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
(863)697-2513.
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.
Young Female Cat Recently
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COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
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AFFENPINCHER- for adop-
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home only, (863)983-6537.
BOBTAIL KITTENS (2)
Free to good homes.
(863)467-2139
KING SIZE BED- platform, no
mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926.


LABELLE ESTATE AUCTION
Antiques, Collectibles, Old Fishing Lures,
Farm Machinery, Tools, Vans, Cars, Trucks.
Saturday, June 25th @ 11a.m.
EVERYTHING WILL BE SOLD!
John Deere diesel, 2240 tractor w/front loader & 10 ft. offset
Bush Hog. Tow behind mower, 3 pt. Roto tiller, Sarlo Hi
Wheeler, 48 inches 18 hp riding mower, Dixon ZTR mower,
Roto tiller, Yardman 8 hp mulcher, 3 pt. Post hole digger w/8
inch and 12 inch augers, 6-2wheel trailers, tandem dump
trailer, 3 pt. Box blade/landscape rake, Diesel fuel tank
w/pump, irrigation pump, alum. Refill Fuel tank for p.u..truck,'
5 ft. metal brake, weed-eaters, 106 inch belt sander for glass
beveling and grinding, Honda scooter, 72 Kawasaki trail bike,
1970 Honda 35 cycle.
A TREMENDOUS SELECTION OF ANTIQUES
Gate-leg table, barber chair, copper lamps, cameras, 45 Beatle
& Elvis records, old double-barrel shotguns/ammo, railroad
,ji,: j, I ,i--. '.. i priit, stained glass, 150 vintage Heddon
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dinner bell, antique tools, ice tongs, wood planes, dishes,
movie memorabilia, oil paintings, old frames, art work,
mirrors, beer signs, old dolls, Dr. Seuss, Lionel, trains, metal
toys, Flagler railroad lanterns, antique chairs, armoire,
secretary, old lamps, high chair, crib, brass & iron beds, rope
bed, cherry bed, railroad push cart, barrel truck, steamer
rruri .I. ierigl i'i irom .hrrr.immy Carter family, wagon wheels,
butter churns, antique ice & roller skates, pie safe, Hoosier
cabinet, Frost King oak icebox, whipple trees, horse
hames/collars, crocks, jugs, perfume bottles, depression
glass, iron baby bed & much more.
HUNDREDS OF HAND TOOLS, power tools, arc welders,
sanders, staplers, chain saws, house jacks, 30 inch vice,
20 ton jacks, table saws, routers, Chop saws, Alden boat
rowing shell, new stained glass entry door, battery charger,
air compressors, Nautical brass port holes, Adirondack chairs,
teak lumber, Harley collectibles.
Dr. Brungard (LaBelles first doctor) original sign and office
chair. '96 Dodge conv. van, '89 Mercury Cougar 70K, like new.
2269 Ft. Denaud Road, LaBelle, FL
From Ft. Myers go east to LaBelle-turn left at first traffic light-
Ft. Denaud Cowboy Wary Rd.-Follow signs one mile on left.
Rain or Shine Sale held in large building on estate.
ANOTHER PREMIUM AUCTION
BY #1 LIQUIDATORS AUCTION
Auctioneer Jim Tate AU 2266.
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$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
Auto Transport, The Waggon-'
ers Trucking: Hiring Exp &
Non-Experienced drivers for
Auto Transport in South East
Regions. Must have valid
Class A CDL and verifiable 2
yrs OR 200K miles OTR.
Need stable work history
and clean MVR. High Earn-
ing Potential, Great Benefits
and matching 401K. CON-
TACT Susan at
(866)413-3074 EOE.
Shop for a career
that's more suited to
your needs.
BALLS OUTLET
Bealls Outlet offers a fitting
opportunity for those seek-
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potential. As an estab-
lished, family-owned, off-
price retail chain with
stores throughout the
South, Bealls Outlet sells
brand name apparel and
home d6cor at up to 70%
off department store prices.
Join us and become part of
our successful team in
CLEWISTON.
-STORE MANAGER-
Retail management
experience required
SUPERVISORS-
We offer an excellent ben-
efits package including
medical insurance, 401K,
paid vacation and holidays
and employee discounts.
Call our Jobline at 1-800-
250-9206 ext. 6156. EOE
BRANCH MANAGER
GLADES AREA
American Red Cross- chapter
seeks f/t professional to run
the Glades Area Branch.
The position will provide
leadership In developing, im-
plementing and managing all
American Red Cross service
delivery to the communities
within the Branch's assigned
geographical area. Ideal
candidate will possess de-
gree and/or experience in
not-for-profit management
and knowledge of the local
communities. Excellent
benefits package. Please
mail cover letter
and resume to
bootheLOredcross-pbc.oro
orfax (561)650-9147.
EOE/DFWP
CARPENTERS, CONCRETE
RESTORATION &
LABORERS
Must have own tools
& transportation.
(561)637-22222
CUSTODIAN
Opening in Hendry County
Commissioners. Must be
able to work evenings. Full
time with benefits. Applica-
tions and copy of job de-
scription may be obtained
from Human Resource in the
LaBelle Courthouse or sub-
office in Clewiston. Deadline
for submission is May 25,
2005. Vet Pref. EEO. Drug
Free. Applicants needing as-
sistance in the application
process should contact HR.


DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
. OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Payl$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Op portunity Employer.
(888) MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Lake Okeechobee Project
Accepting applications for a
Herbicide Applicator.
Applicants must possess a
valid herbicide applicators
license including
Right of way, and Aquatic.
Please contact
(863)946-9111
for an application.
EEO, DFWNP

LAB TECHNICIAN:
Will train.
Apply @ Casa Flora,
13140 Hartman Plant Rd.,
Palmdale, FL 33944.
(863)675-0170
MAINTENANCE PERSONAL
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No
hazmat. No pumps. Great
Benefits, Competitive Pay
and new equipment.
Need 2 years OTR experi-
ence. Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today;
(800)741-7950.
QUALITY EXPRESS
TANK LINES
HIRING DRIVERS
OTR, Start at
.31 per mile
Loaded and Empty.
Assigned
2005 Tractors.
Medical, Dental,
Bonuses
Call Betty
800-255-2161
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers.. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K,
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351




SAVE-A-LOT
NOW HIRING
PART-TIME CLERKS
Apply @ Save-A-Lot
900W. Sugarland Hwy.
(U.S.27)
Clewiston, FL
Offering Competitive
Wages & Benefits!
Management apply on-line
at: www.save-a-lot.com.

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#1 CASH COW1 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
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$10,670 Hurry!
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$50,000 FREE CASH
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er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
.(800)856-9591 Ext #113.


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HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location. No Expe-
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(800)267-3944 ext 175
www.easywork-great-
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Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


FOOD SERVICE
ASSOCIATE/COOK
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

Excellent communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience. Exp. as a fast order
cook preferred, positive customer
service attitude. High School Dip.
or GED. Flexible working hours.
Salary: 10+ per hour based on
experience, fuel & food allowance,
incentives. Excellent benefits
(medical, dental, 401 K)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477
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P/T Home Delivered Meal Driver Needed at La-
Belle agency serving seniors. If you have a
cheerful manner, valid FL license & clean driving
record, H.S. diploma or GED, we want to talk to
you. Great place to work, training provided-per-
fect for moms of school-aged kids or active old-
er adults. Stop by L.J. Nobles Senior Center,
475 E. Cowboy Way, 8-5, M-Fto fill out an ap-
plication.
Home care workers needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades Co.
Must have CNA cert., H.S. diploma or GED,
clean FL driver license. Background chks done
on all new hires. We pay mileage, offer health
and other benefits. Great place to work helping
others. so come talk to us! F/T case aide posi-
tion with full benefits available in our Clewiston
office. On-call home delivered meal driver need-
ed in Buckhead Ridge. Call the office nearest
you for more info about job openings in your
area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Clewiston: 963-7088,
Moore Haven: 946-1821. We are an EOE.


ASSISTANT BUSINESS MANAGER

King Ranch, A 150 Year old Texas based agri-
cultural company with significant agricultural op-
erations in Florida, has an excellent opportunity
for a mid-level accountant
Successful candidate will have experience in all
areas of accounting including general ledger, ac-
counts payable, accounts receivable and product
cost accounting.
Company offers a competitive salary with full
benefit package. For confidential consideration,
please submit resumes to: King Ranch, Inc., Attn:
Human Resources Department, RO. box 1210,
Belle Glade, Florida, 33430.
Drug-Free Workplace/EOE.


HELP WANTED
PLANNING TECHNICIAN
Applications are being accepted by the Hendry
County BOCC. Successful applicant will be re-
sponsible for making certain the County is com-
pliant with all planning documents in the
Emergency Management Dept. Must have
strong computer skills. Applications can be ob-
tained at the sub-office in Clewiston and the
Courthouse in LaBelle. Deadline for submission.
is July 1,2005 at 5:00PM.
Vet pref., drug free, EEO, applicants with
disabilities needing assistance contact HR.


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FOAM INSULATION Company based out of Clewiston now
hiring installers, South Florida travel required. Company vehi-
cle provided; Monday through Friday. Piece work. Guaran-
teed minimum $550 a week dudng training period. Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean, class D drivers license. We are a drug free work-
place, Interviews will be conducted every Monday morning
from 8-10a.m. at our Clewiston Facility. Call 800-683-3155
to line up an interview time. Directions to our facility will be
given to you atthattime.


AMAZINGLY UNIQUE REGISTERED NURSE
WORK FROM HOME
We are looking for a compassionate, dedicated
RN to help provide disease management servic-
es to our patients in the Glades and Lake Okee-
chobee area. Duties include: developing,
coordinating and implementing a plan of care
with other team members ensuring continuous
quality care.
Current FL RN licensure required. 1 year HIV/AIDS
care or managed care experience preferred. Val-
id drivers license, vehicle (for local travel), and
insurance required.
Please forward all resumes to:
rhaberle@aidshealth. org
or fax to (561)279-9608.

Send resumes or call:
Positive Healthcare
14000 North Military Trail
Delray Beach, FL 33484
Tele: (561)279-7738


SALES ASSOCIATE
GAS/C. STORE, P/T & F/T
BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION

Excellent communication skills,
good manual skills, cash handling
experience, positive customer
service attitude. High school
diploma or GED. Flexible working
hours. Salary: $8+ starting
based on exp., fuel & food
allowance, incentives. Excellent
benefits (medical, dental, 401 K.)
Fax resume to: (954)967-3477
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MANAGEMENT


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

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


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I Looking for a career

with a coupanviy 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 08100loosa 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


SURVEY PARTY CHIEF

Experience needed in construction stake-out,
boundary and topo surveys. Pay is based on
experience. Apply in person at:

Johnson Engineering
251 W. Hickpochee (S.R. 80)
LaBelleFL
or visit web site
www.johnsonengineering. corn
and download application.
recruitingajohnsoneng.com
DFWP

Technician Wanted for immediate opening
HVAC/Refrigeration company located in Labelle, FL is currently
accepting applications or e position ofan an advanced
Refrigeration Technician. Position will require advanced
knowledge and skills in Refrigeration troubleshooting, repairing
and installation. Applicants MUST currently hold active EPA
Universal certificates. NATE or similar certifications are desired
and will be considered a plus. Applicants must show
documented history of successful Refrigeration skills, and will
be verified by the employer. Applicants will be tested using
standardized Refrigeration Assessment software and
applications. We offer 401K, paid insurance programs, dental,
overtime pay, paid holidays, and other benefits. Pay will be
based upon experience. THIS IS NOT a train as you go position"
and such applicants will NOT be considered. If interested
please call 863-675-4342 M-F 8am-5pm. We are an Equal Op-
portunity Employer.



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The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS
&
EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Current openings for:
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
DENTAL ASSISTANT
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

MOORE HAVEN CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
EOE, M/F/V/H


TRANSFER STATION
& OPERATOR
MAINTENANCE TRAINEES
BIG CYPRESS &
BRIGHTON RESERVATION


HS dip. or GED equiv., FL Dr. Lic.
Operate heavy equipment, Water/
Wastewater experience preferred.
Good record keeping skills.
Familiar with solid waste mgmt.
systems pref. (Transfer Station
Operation), onsite recycling.
$10.00 per hour, Excellent benefits
(401K, medical, dental).
Fax resume/applications to:
(954)967-3477


PROFIT NOW! With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
(800)710-2872 Distributors
eeded! (Se Habla Espanol).
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by
selling them In the
classified.



$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.


FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
- #116.

TOP DOLLAR CASH PAID.
Seller-Held REAL ESTATE
Notes. Old or New. Residen-
tial & Commercial. FREE
Analysis & quote. FAST,
professional service. LINDIE-
MAE INC. (386)517-6777 E-
mail: llindiemae@aol.com.

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


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S PRE(863)467-3645. ..
S 3PAPREFREATR 19 cu. ft., SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
.- REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft., Great condition $150.
maloeyou amowenformeid Frostfree, asking $75. (863)467-2930
ond interesting person. No (863)675-0104. WATERBED- King size, Every-
.wondenewpWpMdm STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec- thing included. No head-
are more sucesoull tric,Brand new. Never used. board. Great condition.
$250. (863)763-7950 $100. (863)763-6909.
WASHER & DRYER- Ken- WATERBED- King Size, mo-
more, matching set, excel- tion free, mattress, liner and
NEW SELF STORAGE lent condition, $220'for both heater. $50.
46 units 7x15, 8x15, 10x15, (863)675-5089. (863)357-4463.
10x30, 12x30, 15x25 Full
electric, secure on Commereio WASHER- front rnd loader, 4
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston yrs old, paid $600 sell for
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, $300 or best offer. works
863-98 -2808, after hrs. great (863)697-6851. CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
863-983-8979 WASHER good batt/charger, $1599.
Kenmore, works good $50 (863)697-1350/763-2063.
How fast can your car (863)467-6434 EASY GO Good cond. good
go? It can go even Join all the people who battery & charger. $799.
faster when you sell it say, "I sold it In the Neg. (863)697-1350 or
in the classified. classifieds" (863)763-2063.


Employment
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COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR -
HEALTH (Medical & Health Services Manager L-1) (#64029893)
The Department of Health has an opening for a
County Health Department Director for Hendry and Glades Counties.
Annual Salary range is $120,000 $140,000.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A physician licensed in Florida pursuant to Chapter 458 or Chapter 459
of the Florida Statutes who is trained in public health administration.
Five years progressively responsible experience in public health practice,
with management responsibilities in two or more areas of public health desired;
Five or more years of supervisory experience. Experience in grant writing,
public speaking, working with elected officials and the media.
Experience in quality improvement techniques, directing, planning, organizing,
developing, monitoring, budgeting, and human resource management.
Knowledge and experience in essential public health services.
Demonstrated knowledge of health policy issues. Proven professional writing skills
and experience in grant writing. Experience in Bioterrorism and Disaster Response.
Please apply on-line at https://jobs.myflorida.com.
Refer to requisition number 64029893.
Closing date: June 27,2005. EOE/AA/VP Employer.

HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses BUILDING SALE' HLRO.: Bot-
.. .. ... mF PriI:si' (1l. .0 Now
*S. '- 40x5. $8380. 40x60
.LPN I a&1 $10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
S L n r Others. Ends/accessories
L ., .T. A -. Ft.. r.- A optional. "Priced to Sell!"
o R. Staff Nurse Pioneer (800)668-5422.
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Respiratory Therapist

Per Diem Pharrcm Techmncian METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
.... '" Buy Direct From Manufactur-
ep ...... .... r ..,-. .- er. 20 colors in stock with all
ull Tune Patient Account Representative Accessoril es.uick turn
Th .- r: ... .... -. -..- around! Delivery Available
..,,.,.,. ,.-.- ... Toll Free (888)393-0335.
FuU Tune Certified Dietary Manager ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
rIdeal .....- ... ,- .; .. D.. 4 ,, ,- lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
S ; ....... .. .. all, will sep. (863)357-3439
Director or Quality Improvement
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,r. ... L.: ,- ...-,: ,.: ,,-, ,- ,... .. .. BABY ITEMS boys clothes,
pegu ; -. -- L.,.^;,-u-'. J,'. ,', :,'-,, toys, too many to mention
Competitive Salary Excellent Benefits $100 for all or wilt separate
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance (863)357-2863
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805 (863)357-2863
Drug Free Workplace EOE BABY ITEMS cib W/ bumper
S guard, highchair, 2 bags of
ob Jb baby clothes $175 or will
Infratn I nomatisep (863)697-3945


PIECES (5) Colorful. From the
DAILY WORK DAILY PAY 70's. Finished, but need fram-
All Types of Work Available ing. $20 all. (863)983-1848
LL o202 E. Sugarland HwY.
$N (Across from Clewiston Inr) CREWEL EMBROIDERY PIEC-
(863) 902-9494 ) ES (5) Colorful. From the 70's.
Finished, but need framing.
$10 all. (863)983-1848
Services I Merchandise PORCH ROCKER-Old,Aumi
e M i num& wood. With redwood
VyI finishis. $15. (863)983-1848


Babysitting 405 Air Conditioners 505
Child Care Needed410 Antiques 510 COMPUTER, Compaq, 29 pro-
Child Care Offered415 Appliances 515 grams & games, computer
Instruction 420 Appliance Parts 520 desk & secretary chair,
Services Offered425 Beauty Supplies 525 $249. (863)983-7751
Insurance 430 Bicycles .530
Medical Services435 Books Ma ine535 DELL COMPUTER- Windows
Building Materials540 XP 256 MB Rain, Monitor,
Business Equipment 545 Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
artme Carpets/Rugs 550 games $150 863-843-0158.
Children's Items 555 .
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 |lmni06
Clothing 565
j..ff & A &.to Coins/Stamps 570 ANTIQUE COUCH
Collectibles 575 circa late 1800's, needs some
S. Computer/Video 580 work $150 (772)418-0018
Crsfts/Supplies 5 5 BOXSPRING& MATTRESS
f, s.u '.Cruises 590 ESS
( 9apeLinens 9 & Fac595 Very Good Condition $50
5 ./5; -9066 Fireplace Fixture 600 (863)675-0969
561F996- 6 Firewood 605 BUNKBED
Furniture 610 Full futon bottom. twin top,
1324 ,S: 7.,...St. Furs 615 black metal frame $100
Su Health & Reducing (863)467-6434
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/ COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
u Supplies 625 & Sofa table, chrome &
Intu o Household Items 630 brass w/glass tops.
Jewelry 635 $300./all. (863)674-0467.
DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS Lamps/Lights 640 COMPUTER DESK
CARGO: Be a Hendry Luggage 645 & Headboard $75 for both or
County School Board Bus Medical Items 650 will separate (863)697-3945
Driver. Contact the Miscellaneous 655
Transportation Dept. at Musical Instruments 660 DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
863-674-4115 or Office Supplies/ white, good condition, $50.
Cheryl Jamesonat Equipment 665 (863)467-7170.
jamesonc@ Pets/Supplies/ DESKS (3), 1 Gray Computer,
hendry.k12.fl.us Services 670 1 Brown, 1 Childs Adjustable
SPhotography 675 Desk. $85 will sep. Local
Plumbing Supplies 680 delivery. (561)723-6753
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4)
Equipment 690 Light oak, good condition $75
0T A Satellite 695 (863)675-8760
Sewing Machines 700 ENTERTAINMENTCENTER
E ATIO Sporting Good 705 6' long, light oak color, $85
SCREEN &P TIO toEquipment 710 (863)357-2863
ENCLOSURES Television/Radio 715
Rescreening&repair Tickets 720 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
lc. #2001 -19849 & Tools 725 Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
insured 561)784-5568 Toys & ae 730 CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
or(56'1)358-2456 VCRs 735 24"D $300. (863)763-1457
/Wanted to Buy 740 EXECUTIVE DESK- oak, large,
- *$250 or best offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-8613.
i HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
DIVORCE$275-$350*COV -- II Good condition, $36 will sell
ERS children, etc. Only one AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York separately. (863)467-5477.
signature required! *Ex- 3.5 ton package unit w/heat LIVING ROOM SET: Sofa & 2
eludes govt. fees! Call week- $1375 (954)309-8659 Chairs. Very good condition.
days (800)462-2000, | Tan w/brown print. $125 for
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce UII all. (863)675-2285
Tech. Established 1977. MATTRESS AND BOX-
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench h. SPRING- Serta, King size,

(772)489-6837 ROCKER/RECLiNER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
^- MAGIC CHEF Frost Free SOFA BED- floral pattern on
100 (863)763- F 7989 light beige background, like
$100.(86)7b-799 new, $350. (863)763-6342.
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA- SOFA, Chair Coffee Table &
ADIG A TOR (Frigidare 17 cu63 ft ) glass top table, $250.
white, $300 for both., In' l2.-A 47P


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.
Shop here first!
The classified ads



STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE
Pro Form, Tailwind II $50
(863)612-0046
TREADMILL: Pro-Form, Cross
over performance. Spd adj.
Walk Length 42". Pd. $510
Asking $250,(863)946-1896


ROOF CARRIER: For Luggage.
Hard. 15 cu. ft. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)610-0732



PATIO FURNITURE, 10 pc., all
weather, good :.,r-,iloom,
$149. (863)983-7751
Miselanous065I,


VOLUNTEER
For Dolly Han
Center. If intend
561-99


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NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 3 Ton Model#50ZP036-311 Straight
Cool-R22 Package Unit, with 10 KW Heat Option.5 year
Factory Warranty. Retail: $1850.00 Sale Priced: $1250.00
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.5 Ton Model#50ZP030-311 Straight
Cool R-22 Package Unit, with 5 KW Heat Option. 5 year Facto-
ry Warranty, Retail: $1650.00 Sale Priced: $1000.00
These are surplus units and need to be moved for incoming
inventory. These are current models still available from Carrier
and not closeout's.
NEW CARRIER 10 SEER 2.0 Ton Heat Pump Model
#50ZH030-311 with 5 KW Aux Heat Option. This unit is new
and never been installed. It has cosmetic damage to the
exterior cabinet that occurred during shipment. Unit is perfect
with the-exception of the minor damage. Full 5 YEAR factory .
warranty! Retail for this unit is $1980.00 Will sell for $980.00!
Perfect for a Park Model!
Installation is an additional charge To inspect them or obtain
further information, please contact Chuck or Karen at Cox A/C
and Electric, Inc. Labelle, FL 863-675-0022


RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. $50
(863)467-4192


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR- 3750 watts,
brand new, used less than
2hrs. Paid'$425. Asking
$375 863-697-8336
WARREN WRENCH, For a
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202


MINI CHOPPER- Excellent
condition. 6 mo. old $500.
Firm. (863)697-1702
863-467-4041



HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
almost new, excellent condi-
tion. $95. (863)467-2112
RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
CHINE- With all attachments.
Works fine. $200.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


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 615
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8415
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865




CHICKEN COOPS (4) 10X10,
all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
move,. (863)467-5906


Saddle, Veach, western,
161/ in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market?. In .the
employment section
of the classified


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

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

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


College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
Fall Semester in Gainesville.
(863)634-1893


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I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
or Hendry County area.
(863)675-1968.
UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO-
walnut finish, with bench,
needs tuning, asking $150.
(863)675-4912


BILLY GOAT, Playful, 4
months old. $100 Muse
area. 863)675-4981 1
BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg., 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- shots
& wormed, $200.
(863)673-5370.
LOP BUNNY, Cute. Muse
area. $6. (863)675-4981
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


DIGITAL CAMERA- Toshiba,
adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave
message



BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
(863)675-8760
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.


ICE MACHINE
Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-2381



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
message.
POOL TABLE- 8' q-i rl,
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.



SONY STEREO SYS- AM/FM
Recvr, amp, phono., tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos-
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses -Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
LAKEPORT- Canal front, 2
story, 2br, 1 ba, 24x24 gar-
age, 1st floor, 2br, 2ba on
2nd floor, 2300 sq ft total,
$260,000 (321)593-2739.
Nice, Large, CBS home, fine
neighbors, w/2 extra Ig. lots,
$95,000 neg.
(561)924-6022 for details.
REDUCED-Must Sell! 2/1, w/
new roof, plumbing, elec.,
kitchen cabinets, plus c/a,
$66,500. (561)602-8000
-I
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry.
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654


MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
Call Karen Sandelli @
Barton Realty (863)983-6262



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.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sal e hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e s t in e n t
15-acres-$54.250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00'More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (256)239-8001.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Galed with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
i.'.iii.ibiiii. mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
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-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
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,
Sunset Bay, LLC.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Gated community with pri-
vate river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. From
$20,000 to $70,000. Perfect
for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
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.


RS NEEDED
d Cultural Arts
tested please call
03-1160


LOOKING FOR DRY LAND
1-3 Acres. Residential. Rea-
sonably priced. In Okeechobee
County. Call (954)614-0879
NEED CASH??
I Buy Houses, Land, Campers,
Boats or anything, any con-
dition. (863)228-2761.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds

Mobile Homes



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



FIBERGLASS STAIRS- New,
for mobile home, 5 risers,
$250. (863)467-0506.



FURNISHED 2br, 2ba $550
Unfurnished 3br, 1/2ba $475
Furnished 2br, 1V2ba, $475
(863)509-0096 or 946-3636



MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500.or best offer
(863)673-5518.



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Applicances,
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$74,900


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Carport, Shed
72,900


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on .48 acres, nicely land-
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LotS1AEePENDINIJS00 8$400,000
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$87,500 ACREAGE
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet SkNs 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Veicles/ATVs 3035



ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Mere oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495. 302-422-4992

BASS TRACKER 1998, 16 Ft.,
2003 Mere 50 hp., Swivel
Seats, Trolling Motor, Live well
& trlr. $3800 (863)902-7065

BOAT & TRAILER
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/ home made boat. $150
(863)763-3822


BOAT, 14 Ft. Flat Bottom, Alu-
minum. $125
(863)228-2123
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
(863)697-3004.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trIr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


CAMPER TRAILER, 32 Ft.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
(863)675-8168


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Planter Trio
This little red wagon is one of a trio of clever, easy-
to-build planter plans that can perk up a patio or
backyard. The largest of the trio is patterned after a
street-vendor's flower cart, and there is also a plan
for a wheelbarrow planter.
Recalling a less complicated time, these planters
are sure to be conversation pieces. The little red
wagon measures about 20 inches square by 12 inch-
es high.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos for all three planters, as well as
exploded drawings, materials lists and more.
Planter Trio plan (No. 661). .. $9.95
Animal Planters Package (No. C103)
Three other projects ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemn(s). Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Mone 'u-bild.com
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ROADTRAK 1987 19 Ft. Motor
Home, 318 cc eng. 15 mpg.
Excellently maintained. C/Air &
Heat, Appliances, C/C, Suffi-
cient Tankage (Good for over
1 wk. w/out hook up), awning,
nearly new Tires. $6000 or
trade for like value sports car.
Both subject to inspection by
mechanic. (863)675-6073

RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry



PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
(863)824-0963



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741


LITTLE GATOR- '65, 14', as is
$150. or best offer.
(863)357-0506


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CADILLAC EL DORADO 79
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629


TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg



FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213


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


FLATBED, 8 Ft., Comes w/2
tool boxes. Painted Diamond
Plate. $350. (863)228-2123
TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
(863)674-1105
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.
(302)264-1301


FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692.
FORD RANGER, '98- Ext cab,
runs/looks good, $2800 or
best offer., (863)673-3334.
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. 'neg.
(863)763-1751.


FLATBED TRAILERS
45FT
(863)675-2408
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
UTILITY TRAILER
w/ running boards & tires
S$150 (863)675-0969


CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
neg. (863)612-0111
PLYM VOYAGER, '87- V6,
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500
(863)763-6205.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State PubliMc
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, July 1, 2005
at 9:00 a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property ol Regna Atkinson
Books, clothes, household items and
misc. items
64289 CGS 6/23,30/05

NOTICE ,
AUCTION on Friday, July 1,2005
at9:00a.m. at 1233 N.W. Avenue L,.
Belle Glade, Florida
Property ofTamlca McRae:
living room set, chest of drawers, stereo
with speakers, misc. items
62653 CGS 6/16.23/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meeting
on Thursday June 23 2005 at 5:00
.M. at The Greentree South Commu-
nity 1700 SR 29 South LaBelle, Flori-
da, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will include any business
before the "Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc."
2060 CGS/CB 4/21/05


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NOTICETO HENDRY COUNTY REGISTERED/SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS
The Hendry County Building, Licensing and Code Enforcement department have re-
quested the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners to extend the dead-
line to renew your State Registered or Hendry County Speciality licenses. If your
license expired September 30, 2004, your license can be renewed, if renewed
NOT LATER -H IJ lit.11E 30 200.. Floj:, t;... r ,,,i ,,,',r .. i .:,u, .6.,.,
compensation, ,uii,',' .,,'r,: i.ityIr ,',. ,h: til H,--, 1,Pph, i,.,',1
BOCC as the certificate holder), and a copy of the expired license. ':-..,i
contractors, please provide a copy of the current state license, as well. Should
y ou have any questions, please call the LaBelle office of the Hendry County
building, Licensing and Code Enforcement department at 675-5245 or
983-1584.
64154 CB/CGS 6/23/05
BID NO. EQ0605
INVITATION TO BID
'EQUIPMENT DISPOSAL"
The Pahokee Housing Authority is receiving sealed bids for sale of used equipment
until 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 24, 2005, at which time bids will be opened publicly
and read aloud. Equipment includes:
Craftsman 71/4 Skill Saw Broan Bath Fans (24)
Robinaire A/C Vacuum Pump Broan Timer Switches (28)
19901 Chevy Lumina Van VIN #1 GNCUD06DLT147882
1984 F600 Dump Truck VIN #1 FDMF60H6EVA55647
1996 Isuzu Pickup -VIN #1GGCS1449T8711596
Interested parties may Inspect items b a pointment only, by contacting James
Harvey, Maintenance Director, at (561 924-2506 or (561) 924-5565. Bids must
be on bid form prepared by PHA and placed in a sealed enveoped and labeled on
the outside of the envelope: Equipment Disposal 06/24/05; 2:00 p.m. Vehicles
are subject to minimum bid amounts. Bids received after the deadline will be re-
lected and returned unopened. Bids must be submitted to: 465 Friend Terrace,
Pahokee, FL 33476; ATTN: Julia Hale, Executive Director. Bidder may pick up Bid
Package and Instruction Bidders at same address. Pahokee Housing Authority
has the Iight to reject and all bids, wherever it is in the best interest of the Au-
thority. P/A employees or relatives of PHA employees may not submit bid. Pa-
hokee Housing Authority Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-
Free Workplace.
64144 CGS 6/23/05

REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)CN051013
C-25 EROSION REPAIRS, ST. IUCIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida 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-25 Erosion Repairs, St. Lucile County, FL on Thurs-
day, July 14, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bids will
be opened and publicly read. Work consists of repair of approx. 17 miles of ca-
nal banks by fillng, compacting, & hydro-seeding all disturbed areas. An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference will be held onslte on Wednesday, July 6,2005 at
9:30 a.m. onsite. 1-95 N to SR 710 heading NW to Hwy 70. Right at Hwy 70
east to Sneed Rd. Left on Sneed Rd until it ends on Road 68. Left on Road 68
until Gate G-81. For directions call (561) 719-0429. A site visit will immediate-
lyfollow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading II for
free from our webslte s by obtaining a set for $0.00 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.sfwmdagov.
63259 CGS 6/23/05

PAHOKEE HOUSING AUTHORITY, INC.
NOTICE
INVITATION FOR BID
BID NO. LM0605
TO PROVIDE LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Pahokee Housing Au-
thority, until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2005, local time, at which time
they-will be publicly opened and read for furnishing of all labor, materials and
equipment, and performing all work necessary and incidental to Lawn Mainte-
nance Services for L.L Stuckey Homes; McClure Village; Padgett Island Homes;
and Fremd Village, in accordance with the Pahokee Housing Authority's plans,
specifications and contract documents.
The services lor L Stuckey and McClure Village consist ol removing litter; mow-
ing; edging; spraying; and weed eating of driveways and common areas.
The services for Padgetlt Island Homes and Fremd Village consist of removing litter,
mowing, spraying, weed eating, and edging of common areas and individual
yards; and edging of individual walkways and driveways: trimming of perimeters
of individual units.
Bids shall be delivered and addressed to the Pahokee Housing Authority, 465
Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476, and shall be labeled "Lawn Mainlenance, Bid
No. LM06/05; 3:00 p.m.,; June 22, 2005" Any Bidder who wishes their bid to be
considered Is responsible for making certain that their bid is received in the Pa-
hokee Housing Authority's office by the proper time. No oral, telegraphic, elec-
tronic, facsimile, or telephonic bids of modifications will be considered unless
specified. Bids must bear original signatures and figures. Specifications may be
examined and obtained at no charge by calling Julia Hale, Executive Director, at
561) 924-5565.
Award will be made to the lowest responsible bidder whose bid meets the require-
ments of the invitation for bids. Pahokee Housing Authority reserves the right to
reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in bids, wherever it is in the
best interests of the Pahokee Housing Authority. Any late bids or bids received
after the scheduled deadline will be returned unopened. Pahokee Housing Au-
thority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace.
61335 CGS 6/16,23/05


HEALTH CARE DISTRICT
WESTERN COUNTY
HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD
SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING
The Health Care District Board has allocated S200,000 in grant funding to be uti-
lized for capitol expenditures by agencies that provide health care related servic-
es in Western Palm Beach County. The Western County Health Advisory Board
has appointed a subcommittee to review responses Io the Request for Proposal
for grant funding. This subcommittee is scheduled to meet from 9:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. on June 24, 2005. This meeting will take place at Glades Bryan Audi-
torium located at 2975 State Road 15 in Belle Glade, Florida. This subcommittee
will make recommendations regarding the distribution of grant funding to the
Western County Health Advisory Board., who will than forward its recommenda-
tion to the Health Care District Board.
63847 CGS 6/23/05

NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution, issued in the Circuit
Court of Dade County, Florida, on the 14th day of March 2005, in the cause
wherein Clara International LTD, Inc. was plaintiff and Rocky's Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, Melanie Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, in said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the defendant Rocky's
Roofing Corporation; Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, in and to the following de-
scribed property, to-wit:
NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 2.5 AC BLK B LOT 11 Parcel #:
R1 -34-43-31-020-000B-011.0 Also known as 1100 Quincy Avenue, Pioneer, FL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, in the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, I will offer for sale all the said defendants, Rocky's Roofing Corporation;
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, right, title and interest in the aforesaid real proper-
ty, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any. to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above-described execution.


Ronald E. Lee, Sr.
Sheriff
Hendry County, Florida
By Andy Lewis
Deputy Sheriff


59661 CGS 6/23,30;7/7,14/05


NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF
LANDOWNERS OF CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of the Cle-
wiston Drainage District, the Annual Meeting of the Landowners of the Clewiston
Drainage District, for the year 2005, will be held in the office of the District, 350
West Arroyo Avenue,, Hendry County, Clewiston, Florida, on Tuesday, July 12,
2005 at 10:00 o'clock in the morning, for the purpose of:
1. Electing one (1) Supervisor for a term of three (3) years.
2. Receiving annual reports and taking such action there to as the landowners may
determine.
3. Transacting such other business that may come before the landowners.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
James Pittman
Supervisor
62356 CGS 6/23,30/05

NOTICE
WATER CUSTOMERS
OF
SOUTH SHORE WATER ASSOCIATION
AND
CITY OF CLEWISTON
TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF
DISINFECTION TREATMENT PROCEDURES
We will e temporarily changining the disinfections process for the South Shore Wa-
ter Association and the City of Clewiston potable (drinking water) water supply.
F .. i .i .. I- .,I ,'- iv i,,,i] r,, l i 1 ." i ,, will disinfect the water with free
ciiuiiii IduICI iiaii cUOniOieuC ciiluineiarinmonia (chloramines). This conversion
to chlodne (which is a stronger disinfectant) from chloramines (which Is a long-
er-lasting disinfectant) allows the South Shore Water Association and the City of
Clewiston to perform a water distribution system purge as recommended by the
Department of Environmental Protection for water utilities using chloramines as
their primary disinfectant will start at 12 am on assigned day.
This temporary change in disinfectant does not cause adverse health effects. How-
ever, during this period customers may experience a slight increase in the taste,
odor and color of the water due to the change in treatment.
Customers on kidney dialysis who use a proportioning machine to prepare dla-
lysate at home are advised to contact their equipment supplier or physician
to take any appropriate steps to accommodate the change In water dlslnfec-
tion and to Install the proper filtering devices If needed.
Customers who have fish tanks or other aquatic species are advised to contact
the local pet store to ensure proper pretreatment of the water before adding
or changing the water In the tank to avoid any problems associated with chlo-
rine.
Customers of Suth Shore Water Association are asked to call Dadene Trejo-Soud
at 863-983-2323 with any questions concerning this change in disinfectants.
City ol Clewiston customers are asked to call Kevin McCarthy at 863-983-1454
with any questions,
64304 CGS 6/23/05


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