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Creation Date: June 30, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Thursday, June 30, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 79 No. 3


Commissioner reprimanded


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Presenting
Mr. Funnybones
The Belle Glade branch
library presents Mr. Fuuny-
bones Thursday, July 7 at 11
a.m. Meet a swashbuckling
pirate, a juggling jester and a
silly circus clown in a fabu-
lous one-man 45-minute
show. For more information,
please call the library at 996-
3453.
Free homebuyer
workshop
Free homebuyer work-
shop at Centro Campesino's
Villa Lago office in South Bay
(516 Avenida del Maiz, South
Bay) Saturday, July 9 from 10
a.m.-3 p.m. Registration is
required. To register and/or if
you have questions please
call (561) 996-3988.

Workshop
meeting
The Belle Glade City Com-
mission will hold a workshop
meeting on Monday, July 18 at
5:45 p.m. or as soon there-
after as possible, at the Belle
Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., Blvd., West,
Belle Glade to review regular
City Commission agenda.

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 Sept. 24. Churches
around the world partnered
with Saddleback Church, Pas-
tor Ed by Rick Warren, have
joined for this 40 days of
focus. During the 40 days
those participating will focus
on the biblical principles and
the five purposes we were
created and placed on this
earth to fulfill. Everyone is
invited to come and find the
answer to the age question
"What on earth am I here
for?" During previous Cam-
paigns untold thousands have
come to Christ, been bap-
tized, welcomed into church
membership, taught the real
meaning of worship and fel-
lowship, equipped for min-
istry, 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 spirit
of unity, vision, and purpose
swept through many congre-
gations. Miracle Temple 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.


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Index
Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Disappoint-
ed with comments made by
Commissioner Don Garrett, his
fellow commissioners voted
June 20 to discipline Mr. Garrett
through a written reprimand.
At the heart of the discussion
is Mr. Garrett's insistence that the
city of Belle Glade is improperly
recording the finances of the city.
Armed with financial documents
from the city, Mr. Garrett has
contacted a government regula-


tory agency to look into the
issue.
At a city meeting held recent-
ly, Commissioner Garrett
informed commissioners that he
had gathered financial docu-
ments and sent them to the Gov-
ernment Accounting Office
(GAO) for review. He told com-
missioners that the city is follow-
ing improper practices when
recording financial information
and said that city officials should
be concerned with its continua-
tion.


With Commissioner Garrett
and Commissioner Gwen Asia-
Williams absent from last Mon-
day night's meeting, the com-
mission voted unanimously to
file a reprimand against Mr. Gar-
rett for the remarks.
Commissioner Garrett failed
to follow the proper chain of
command in pursuing a matter,
and was unjustified in his
remarks against the city, they
argued. He should have thought
before he spoke, they said.
Commissioner Mary Kendall,


Summer Recreation Program: Pahokee style


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
The summer doesn't have to mean staying at home and lounging until school begins
again in the fall. For these kids, summer is an opportunity to continue interacting with
children their own age in a fun.and .educational environment..The summer.e reeation
program in the city of Pahokee provides children a good distraction for the summer
months.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
The kids aren't the only
ones having fun for the
summer in Pahokee -
senior citizens get in on it
as well. Here, Evelyn gets
up after a rousing game of
bingo, a staple at the sen-
ior citizen program run by
the Pahokee Recreation
Department.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Above, kneeled at the center of the basketball court beside
the recreation department, these kids get ready for anoth-
er game of hoops at the summer recreation program.
Right, Mr. Columbus enjoys perusing the Web in search of
information. The seniors make full use of the information
superhighway at the senior program in Pahokee.


who made the motion to repri-
mand Commissioner Garrett,
told residents, "You have to
understand that Belle Glade is
moving forward." She dismisses
Mr. Garrett s concerns
and remarks as products of
"inappropriate and disrespectful
behavior."
She was not alone.
"It is embarrassing," Mayor
Steve Wilson said during the
meeting. "I'm appreciative of
you taking the charge on this,"
he told his fellow commission-


ers. He said the commission
should put a stop to "people
making unsubstantiated com-
ments."
Mr. Garrett, in a telephone
conversation from Tennessee,
his place of business for the
summer, said he will remain
unmoved by the efforts of the
commission to reprimand, him
and stands by his earlier com-
ments that areas of the city's
See Battle- Page 10


Man angered



after drug buy



goes wrong

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Police claim a
man, angered after being
fooled into buying fake drugs,
went back to the pusher with a
shotgun in hand and fired six
rounds into the night before
fleeing from the scene. .'
The next morning, as police
recovered the spent shell cas-
ings from the street, the man .
wandered to the area and was
arrested. Though he didn't hit
anybody, police arrested him
for endangering a handful of
people through his actions.
The- incident happened
June 23, at approximately 3:30
Courtesy photo
See Drug Page 10 James Nicholson




City installs


Web cam in city



hall chambers


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE In an
effort aimed at producing a
more informed public, the city
of Belle Glade has installed a
Web cam inside of the city hall
chambers. With just a few
clicks, residents will have a
clear look from their computer
monitors at the city commis-
sion in action.
Broadcasting a video feed of
their meetings has been an
important issue for the city


commission, which in the past
had touched on the idea of
videotaping the meetings and
airing them on television. The
Web cam represents a creative
compromise that is much
more economically feasible,
said City Manager Houston
Tate.
"The city commission first
requested video capability,"
said Mr. Tate. "Because of fund-
ing, staff thought outside the
box."
See Cam-Page 10


City to build


new artificial reef


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE If you've ever
been out to the edge of Lake
Okeechobee and spent a day
without catching a single fish
- you really should take les-
sons with a better fisherman.
Of course, if all goes well,
you probably won't have to
once Pahokee's new artificial
reef is constructed.
Boasting a process that will
stimulate the underwater
growth of all the things fish like
to be around, the artificial reef
will see you netting one whop-
per after another and trick you
into leaving your job and join-
ing the pro fishing circuit. Well,
maybe nriot.
According to Pahokee
Mayor J.P. Sasser, the city came
up with the idea in an effort to


enhance the fisheries habitat
near the city's access to the
lake, at the marina.
The idea also represents a
way to get people back in the
habit of visiting the site, which
had been left devastated fol-
lowing the two hurricanes that
struck the area last year. With
efforts at restoring and rebuild-
ing the resort business situated
at the marina, building an arti-
ficial reef nicely complements
the effort.
"We pitched the idea to the
county and they loved it," said
Mayor Sasser.
The city approached the
county in seeking possible fund-
ing to help in the construction of
the reef and were happy that the
county responded positively.
See Reef Page 4


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Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Catering to the many people who enjoy fishing on Lake Okeechobee, the city of Pahokee will
be constructing an artificial reef. The reef will attract fish to the site.








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Barbara and George Case celebrates 50 years of marriage.


Today June 23, 2005 George
and Barbara Case celebrated
their 58th Wedding anniversary
at the Tater Toter in Moore
Haven. They enjoyed the IDA-
Mex Tater, and they said it
warmed them up for what they


Sabrina Mae Hobbs
Sabrina Mae Hobbs, of Clewis-
ton, 28, died Saturday, June 16,
2005 at Hendry Regional Medical
Center.
Sabrina Mae Hobbs was born
in Pahokee. She was a loving
homemaker.
Survivors are son, George Alar-
con of Clewiston, daughters Bri-
anna N. Hobbs and Julianna
Gabriela Hobbs both of Clewis-
ton, father Earnest Hobbs of
Clewiston, mother Judy N. Lock-
miller of Clewiston.
Calling hours were from 7-9
p.m. on June 1, 2005 at Akin-
Davis Funeral Homes, Inc. Ser-
vices were June 22, 2005 at 2 p.m.
at Akin -Davis Funeral Chapel and
Burial was at Ridgelawn Ceme-
tery. Officiating Clergy was Rev-
erend Mack Simmons. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes Inc., in Clewiston,
was in charge of all arrange-
ments,
Caridad Maria
Rodriguez
Caridad Maria Rodriguez of
Clewiston, 94, died Monday, June
20, 2005 at Hendry Regional Med-
ical Center in Clewiston.
Caridad Maria Rodriguez was
born in Oriente, Cuba. She lived
here for 42 years. She was a loving
homemaker.
Survivors are sons Mike J.
Rodriguez of Plant City, Florida,
Roger J. Rodriguez of Clewiston;
and daughter Elena R. Helnbach
of Miami. In addition, four grand-
children and two great grandchil-
dren.
Calling hours were from
morning to 9 p.m. on June 22,
2005 at Akin-Davis Funeral
Homes, Inc. Services were held at
St. Margaret's Catholic Church,
and burial was at Ridgelawn
Cemetery. Officiating Clergy was
Father Marc Lussler. Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes, Inc., of Clewis-
ton, was in charge of all arrange-
ments.
Donald E. Hitchcock
Donald E. Hitchcock, 48, of
Pahokee, passed away at Good
Samaritan Hospital Friday
evening, June 24, 2005 following


had planned for later!
Tater Toter wants to congrat-
ulate George and Barbara for
having the love and tenacity that
it takes to stay a couple for 58
years and counting.


a brief but courageous battle with
colon cancer.
Donny was born in Belle
Glade, and was raised in Canal
Point, Florida.
Graduating from Pahokee
High School in 1974, he worked
in his father's grocery store
(Hitchcock's Grocery) for many
years. He worked briefly for S.M.
Jones, Inc. in Canal Point and
then spent many years working
for Hough H. Branch, Inc. in
Belle Glade, tintil the time of his
death. He was loved by many
and brought joy and laughter to
all our hearts.
Survivors include his wife
Nicole, three stepchildren, Ash-
ley Shannon, Kimberly Neff and
Justin Neff. Brothers Alan Hitch-
cock (Sandie) and David Hitch-
cock both of Canal Point, Fla.
Sister Wanda Morelli (Richard)
of Lake Worth, Fla., nieces
Wendy Crawford and Samantha
Worby of Wellington, Fla., Niki
Duggan (Jason) of Hixson, TN
and nephew David Worby (Jen-
nifer) of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
He was predeceased by his par-
ents, Aubrey and Myrtle Hitch-
cock.
Visitation was held from 6-8
p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 at
Glades Funeral Chapel 1040
North Main Street, Belle Glade,
Fla. His funeral service was held


Maureen Prendergast
Jacksonville Job Corps Center
announces that Maureen Pren-
dergast is graduating in August
of 2005 at the top five percent of
her class. She has successfully
demonstrated her skills and abil-
ities in not one but two trades.
Maureen's first trade, which was
medical assistant, she obtained
clinical procedures, medical ter-
minology. She scored the highest
out of 35 students when she par-
ticipated in the state board certi-
fication test. She scored 787,
which equals 95 percent. Also,
she obtained license in the First
Aid/CPR/AED program, spon-
sored by the American Red
Cross. She has received her certi-
fication in Microsoft Office. In


at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29,
at Canal Point Baptist Church,
Canal Point, Fla. Donny was laid
to rest at Port Mayaca Cemetery.
Delores Westberry
Delores Westberry, 69, of
Clewiston, passed away June 25,
2005 at her home in Clewiston.
She was born Feb. 5, 1936 in
Sarasota to the
late Truitt and
Marie Lamb.
She was a
longtime resi-
dent of Clewis-
ton, living here
the past 43
years.
Survivors
include her pDelores
sons: Terry Westberry
and Michael
Horne, both of Huntington, TX,
daughter Annette Durrance and
husband David of Clewiston;
brother, Troy Lamb of Braden-
ton; grandchildren: Daniel and
Michelle Westberry, both of
Clewiston; Robert and Diana
King, both of Lakeland; Allen
King of Alabama; Jason and
Samantha Horne, both of Hunt-
ington, TX and close friend:
Robert Zuniga. She was pro-
ceeded in death by her parents,
husband: Fred Westberry, son,
Dant Westberry and daughter,
Linda King.


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knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
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Maureen's second trade was
material handling/stock supervi-
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certified forklift driver and makes
her qualified to operate industri-
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Maureen is a 2004 graduate of
Clewiston High School and
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November of 2004.
Her family and friends, along
with the community are very
proud of Maureen.
Congratulations on your
accomplishments. Remember to
always keep God first in your
endeavors.


Reba Edna Detar
Reba Edna Detar, 92, of Moore
Haven, passed
away June 26,
2005 in Clewis-
ton. She was
born July 12,
1912 in White
to Paul Luther
Matz and Mary
Albina Cleve-
land Matz. She
had resided in Reba Edna
Moore Haven Detar
since 1961 and
retired from the U.S. Post Office in
Moore Haven. She was affiliated
with Lakeport Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter: Paula Swaford of Modesto,
CA; brothers: Lioyd Matz, Norbert
Matz and Don Matz; four grand-
children and six great-grandchil-
dren. Her son Jerry W Marvel pre-
ceded her in death.


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July 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
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Obituaries


Thursday, June 30,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee








Thursday, June 30, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Area's horse population is growing


As the South Florida area grows
and changes, the horse population
is increasing. More people seeking
the rural lifestyle are purchasing
horses for pleasure riding. Some
just have them as pets or "four-
legged lawn mowers." Others are
becoming interested in raising and
showing horses.
Horse owners follow their own
set of safety rules for properly hous-
ing, handling and riding horses.
But those who share a neighbor-
hood with horse owners should
also take care when interacting
with horses.
Horses and humans can easily
co-exist safely as long as the
humans take the time to under-
stand a little about their equestrian


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken

neighbors.
For example, if you are out
walking and see a horse next to a
fence, it may be tempting to go
over and pet the horse. But that is
not a good idea unless you first ask
the owner. Some friendly-looking


horses may not want you to pet
them. Horses can bite. Likewise,
never enter a pasture without the
owner's permission, even if the
horse is not near the fence.
If you are a dog owner, obey the
county's leash laws, which require
you to keep the dog under control.
This means that if your dog is out-
side your house, it must be in a
fence or on a leash. If your dog is
loose and gets into a pasture, you
might find yourself liable for any
injuries to the horses, cattle or
other livestock.
Horses can tolerate loud, steady
noises, but may be startled by sud-
den, loud noises. So if you are driv-
ing a car, ATV or other motorized
vehicle near a fenced horse or near


someone on horseback, don't
"rev" the engine or honk the horn.
A sudden, loud noise could spook
the horse, and a frightened horse is
very unpredictable. It could try to
jump a fence or bolt into the path
of a vehicle.
Don't litter and don't let others
in your car throw trash on the road-
sides. Cans and glass bottles are a
hazard for horses and for people
who walk along the roadside.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program, con-
sult your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medicines. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
"healthy".


Total Radiance Tanning Salon opens doors


Teri Rangel, licensed real
estate broker associate for Sugar
Realty and Gerardo Rangel Sr.,
mechanic for USSC have opened
the doors to their new business:
Total Radiance Tanning Salon.
Mr. and Mrs. Rangel said,
even though they want to dedi-
cate as much time to their new
business, their main focus are
their current careers, "but our
tanning salon will be run by fam-
ily members and overseen by us,
so the service will be excellent.
"We will be offering our
clients two tanning beds, one
stand-up booth, which will soon
be upgraded to a spray tanning
booth. We are just beginners,"
said Teri, "but we are very excit-
ed and have lots of future plans.


Our main one is to make it a
one-stop-shop, full-service salon
and day spa."
Remember it's hurricane sea-
son, so don't get caught without
that glowing tan. Come on in
and enrich that natural beach
tan that you worked so hard on.
Visit Total Radiance and get your
daily dose of relaxation with a
head to toe glow. They are locat-
ed at 330 Sugarland Hwy., suite
313 Clewiston, with business
hours from Mon-Thurs, 9 a.m. to
8:30 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to
TBA. And remember this is just
the beginning. There are many
plans in store and headed your
way.


Teri Rangel and Gerardo Rangel Sr. have opened the doors
to Total Radiance Tanning Salon.


Homecoming Gospel concert to be planned


Nashville recording artists Mag-
nify Quartet, a men's Gospel
group with live musicians, will be
traveling to Florida July 2-8. They
will appear in Clewiston Wednes-
day, July 6 with the mixed quartet
Lighthouse for a homecoming cel-
ebration at First United Methodist
Church. A covered-dish dinner
will be served at 6 p.m. Music and
Gospel singing to start at 6:30 p.m.
Former Floridian Dave Vaughn
sings bass and his wife Christy
Anne plays electric bass in the
group. Lighthouse, a mixed quar-
tet, features Clewiston's own Bob
and Dathel Balch with daughter
Elisa Martin and the Vaughns, for-
merly of Alva, FL. ...
Magnify quartet has signed
with Capitol Management Group
of Nashville, TN and they have
released a CD on the Platinum
Plus label out of Nashville.
About Magnify Quartet: Adarin
(Adrian) Williams sings baritone,
tenor and plays keyboards for
Magnify Quartet. Adarin began
singing as a youth at Antioch Mills
in Harrison County, KY. His first
"keyboard" was his grandma's old
pump organ.
Bass vocalist Dave Vaughn

Harmony in
The Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches is providing a free week-
long day camp that allows children
to participate in various outdoor
activities and develop positive
esteem.
"Harmony in the Streets" is a
community program for boys and
girls that emphasizes respect for
others and promotes healthy rela-
tionships with local law enforce-
ment officers.
The Harmony in the Streets day
camp will be held at LaBelle High
School on June 27-July 1, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. A maximum num-


started singing in front of congre-
gations at age 18 and preformed
his first instrumental "special" on
piano at the tender age of 10.
Choirs, ensembles, and specialty
groups followed, including the
kingsmen a Cincinnati area men's
chorus, a Barbershop Quartet,
and a spot playing tuba with the
Southerners British Brass Band in
Naples, Florida. Dave is married to
Christy Anne, who plays bass gui-
tar for Magnify Quartet. Christy
Anne is the middle daughter of
Elizabeth Johnstone of Stitt
Ranch.
Magnify Quartet's tenor Chris
Beckett also serves as a sound-
man for the group. Christ started
singing in quartets at age 16 and
performed in All State Choir in
high school. He is a men's quartet
veteran who has recorded more Magnify Quartet: Chris Be
than one CD. In one group, he Williams, Dave Vaughn.
sang at the Kentucky State Fair and
earned third place in the Gospel the school chorus. Kevin started
Quartet competition. singing one night at a Southern
Lead singer and spokesman Gospel "jam session." Kevin
for Magnify Quartet, Kevin Barnes talked to others about following
was raised in the Southern Baptist God's call and the men now sing
Church. His singing career started as Magnify Quartet. The group is
in the children's church choir. liHe dedicated to spreading the Gospel
continued his musical training in of Jesus Christ through song.


the Streets
ber of 60 children can participate in
the program. Funding for this local
program is provided by dedicated
individuals, community based
groups, and a strong commitment
from Hendry County Sheriff Ron-
nie Lee.
The mission of the Florida Sher-
iffs Youth Ranches is to prevent
juvenile delinquency and develop
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clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
Where's the blue?
Where are the Belle Glade Police people going? From what I
heard, half the police have either quit or are going to soon. What
is Chief Dowdell doing? He keeps running these folk off and he
won't be chief of nothing. If his own peoples won't work for that
man, who's going to protect us? Him? I don't think so.

Where's the chief?.
Several weeks ago in The Sun, I read where the city of Pahokee
was advertising for a chief of police. The date the chief would be
in office was June 14 of this year. Well, that has failed to happen. Is
Mayor Sasser going to put us through this thing with the sheriff's
office again? Something needs to be done. Someone needs to
take control. If you say you are going to do something on June 14,
you need to do it on June 14. I1 understand there were 30 appli-
cants, but someone needs to take charge.

Revolutionary funding
It has been established today, a "defeat Mayor Sasser" fund to
defeat the mayor next year when he runs for election. We want
people to know that it is there and we are making public
announcements of it through the paper in advertising.

What were you thanking?
I'm calling in regards to the Speak Out who called in to thank
the chief. I'm an African American woman and would like to
know what are they thanking (Belle Glade chief of police) for? He
has rot been a great addition to the community. The police sta-
tion has been in an uproar. Since he's been there, we've had more
police officers who are leaving and joining other forces. If he was
such a good role model, and a leader, where are your police offi-
cers?

Papers please
This is regards to the Speak Out on Mr. Tate. I would like to
know what kind of education Mr. Tate has to be city manager.
What type of degree does he hold to be a city manager? You have
people in Belle Glade who are qualified for that job. People who
hold masters degrees in business management, also human
resource. What type of qualifications do these people at the city of
Belle Glade have?

Looking out for you
I'd just like to say that the city of Belle Glade has five commis-
sioners. Only one commissioner knows how to tell the truth.
That's Commissioner Garrett. He tries to tell the truth and look out
for the citizens of Belle Glade.

Stand tall
Mayor Wilson, why don't you stand up for the people of Belle
Glade? You need to tell the people the truth. Or are you too scared
that you people have messed up the city of Belle Glade bad and
you can't straighten it out? Tell the truth, now, come on.

Kudos, Mr. Smith
This is to thank Mr. Tony Smith, the city manager of Belle
Glade. The project in the park, you did. The signs that say, "Wel-
come to Belle Glade," you did. Every project that's going on in
Belle Glade was created by Mr. Smith. And Mr. Smith should get
the credit, while Mr. Tate has done nothing for the city of Belle
Glade.

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Re f to encourage the underwater
marine growth near the break-
Continued From Page 1 water and attract schools of fish
At a meeting held in June, the drawn to the reef. The goal is to
city formally accepted the help provide better fishing opportuni-
from the county, in the form of a ties to residents and visitors.
$50,000 grant that will be used "It will hopefully increase the
toward the reef. According to chances of catching something,"
city officials, the money should said the mayor.
be enough to cover the cost of With funding secure, the next
the artificial reef. The money is step will be to bid the project out
available from the county's Ves- and secure a company to build
sel Registration Fee Trust Fund, it. There is no word on when
which is. earmarked especially construction might begin fol--
for freshwater restoration habi- lowing the bid.
tats. Catching a fish then should
The artificial reef will be be a snap.
located along the western side And if after everything, you
of the marina across the dike. As still strike out and wonder why
-an added luxury to the reef, the fish don't bite, there's always
rows of lights will help to illumi- the seafood section at your local
nate the water at night and grocery. Simulating the thrill. of
encourage night-time fishing. hooking the big one as the cold
Each of those light poles will spray of the lake water splashes
also hold fishing rods firmly in 'your face, place that conquered
place, with a number of empty and frozen salmon in your cart
sockets built into the poles and take comfort in the fact that
themselves, some people just weren't born
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Miracle child
of Lake Worth
Dear Editor:
Sergeant Mike Hall of the Lake
Worth Police Department and
Corporal Bob Cresswell of the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office are joining forces to hold a
benefit for the "Miracle Child of
Lake Worth".
On Sunday, May 22, 2005, over
100 of our fellow officers and the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement's Child Abduction
Response Team were involved in
a search for a missing eight-year-
old girl. On the list of areas to be
searched was a large landfill
about a quarter-mile from where
the girl was last seen. The minute
we drove into the landfill we had
our doubts she would be found
alive. The uncertainty was almost
a reality when Sergeant Hall
opened the lid of a rock filled
recycling bin and saw her tiny
hand and foot. She did not
respond to the calling of her
name or the shaking of the bin.
Our hearts grew heavy as we
thought our worst fears were con-
firmed. And then, a few minutes
later, it happened, the movement
ever so slight that it didn't seem


real, but it was. She was alive!
She was alive! It was at that
moment, at 10:28 a.m., on a hot
Sunday morning that she touched
so many lives, our families, our
friends, many others and ours
across the nation. Not only are we
extremely happy for her and her
family, but we are also happy for
all the officers involved in the
search that had such an amazing
ending. It isn't often a missing
child is found alive. We have a
reason to be thankful, a reason to
celebrate, for her and for us.
On Sunday, July 10, 2005, a
Golf Tournament will be held at
the Westchester Country Club to
raise donations for the "Miracle
Child of Lake Worth". Donations
that will go towards a scholarship
fund for a college education. A
college education, which had a
few more minutes passed, she
may not have grown to experi-
ence. Let's give her something to
look forward to in the future and a
chance for us to celebrate the day
that ended in a "miracle".
Please see Sgt. Mike Hall or
Cpl. Bob Cresswell to sign up for
the golf tournament or to help
with the activities on that day.
Kindly pass the word to your fami-
ly and friends who may be inter-
ested in the tournament or in


making a contribution to the fund.
Donations can be mailed to Fideli-
ty Federal Bank and Trust, 412
Lucerne Avenue, Florida 33460.
Please make checks payable to
"Miracle Child of Lake Worth".
We thank you in advance for
your support and help in making
this benefit a huge success.
Palm Beach
County Sheriffs Office

In my
defense
Dear Editor:
During a commission meeting
held on June 20, Commissioner
Mary Kendall made a motion to
reprimand me for doing the job
you elected me to do. The motion
was seconded by Commissioner
Torres-Sanchez, and passed by a
vote of three. I was absent for the
meeting, and had notified them
that I would be, because I am on
vacation in Tennessee. They
weren't even courageous enough
to do it in my presence.
I made a pledge when you
elected me to look after your
money, and that is a promise I
won't break. Some months ago I
asked for a copy of the budget for
the city of Belle Glade and took it
to an accountant for review. The


accountant, who is well known to
me and most of you, stated that
record keeping like that could
land someone in jail. I did not
stop there. After hearing the
accountant's opinion, I sent the
budget to the General Accounting
Office of the state of Florida for
their review.
Instead of wasting out time
asking Germany and France for
"foreign aid", as Vice Mayor
Kendall our city manager to do,
Mary Kendall should take notice
of the wasteful spending habits
initiated by our city officials. They
routinely misinform the public
about the state of affairs of the city
they represent and are constantly
looking for ways to stick you and
me with the bill.
We don't have an open munic-
ipal government in Belle Glade.
What we do have is a commis-
sion that is determined to keep
you, its citizens, in the dark
regarding their lack of fiscal
responsibility by stretching,
obstructing, and obstructing the
truth. If the truth is what they fear,
then logically it means, that they
must have something to hide. You
can count on me always looking
out for the best interest.
Donald D. Garrett,
City Commissioner


Community Profile: Robert Love


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Robert Love.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Pahokee, Florida.
Q: What do you do?
A: When people say advocate,
in 2005, I don't say advocate, I'm
more like a pulse. A pulse, that's
what you need to save your life. If
I just stay right here and do what
I'm doing, I think I can probably
keep the city alive. One time it
was dying. When I became what
they call an activist, that's when it
seemed we started coming back
alive. As activist, I'm just going to
be using this word because it ain't
what I use. It's like your out there
and demand something. I don't
demand, I see where the wrongs
at and try to make them right.
Don't care what the problem is, if
it's a wrong, it's a problem.
Q:Why?
A: I say it's the Lord that's deal-
ing with me. You got people that
run up to churches and say this or
say that 'cause you ain't going to
church, but I know the Lord can
deal with me just as well as he
deals with the people at the
church. He's dealing with me on
the basis that I was a drug dealer.
And I know I was a drug dealer. I
sold drugs and half of those kids
that are downtown that got prob-
lems, they got problems because
I sold drugs to their parents.
I sold cocaine to them. I sold
marijuana. Back in my days, I was
the one who was going to get the
drugs. I did that from when I was
15 years old. I had a kilo of
cocaine sitting on my table and a
half a kilo of heroine sitting on my
table and I was 15 years old.


I'm 15 years old and my
momma was right there too. My
momma has "been dead since
1981, June 20, so happened this
week made 24 years. She's sitting
there too and I'm looking at all
this now how she was a part of all
this and how I made this turn
after the time I spent in jail, think-
ing about what I had done to my
community.
(Q: How sony are you about
your past?) I can't be sorry for it,
because that's what I had to go
through to get through. If I would-
n't have done that, I wouldn't be
where I'm at today.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: Robert Love is that person
that was doing wrong and now
he wants to clean up where he
messed up. He wants to take that
right road all the time now. I used
to have a Jeep Cherokee and I put
on the front of that Jeep Chero-
kee, in 1995 when I got out, I put
"Part 2". I challenged people in
town to figure out what I meant


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. About six
months ago I spent a lot of money
purchasing a teacup poodle. I was
told that the most he will max out
at would be five pounds. Well he is
about eight months old now and is
nine pounds, and I have been told
he can still grow until one year of
age. Am I going to end up with a
regular poodle that I spent $800
on? Was I lied to and ripped off?
Bottom line is I love my dog regard-
less, and wouldn't trade him for the
world. I do feel like I got the shaft
though.
What do you think?
Thanks Doc, Janis in Loxa-
hatchee.
A: Well hey Janis. I have heard
this story before, and I am sorry
about your disappointment. First
thing to understand about teacups
is that here is no guarantee they
will be tea-cups. Even if both par-
ents are teacups, there is always
the possibility that there will be a
regular one born to them. Ok, let's
define what a teacup is. A teacup is
a very petit genetic variation of
small breeds of dogs. They always
go for big bucks. Teacups can be
Poodles, Chihuahuas, Yorkies...etc.
There must be a genetic line in the
breeding to produce them. Think
of it as a sort of dwarfism. Also
think of it as a genetic roll of the
dice. I am sure if you contacted
your breeder they would have
offered you something like a small
cash refund or maybe another dog.
Problem is, I think you have waited
too long to say something. Best
thing to realize is you love your
dog. My best opinion is to write it
off as a learning experience, and
just go forward. Hope that helps.
Best Wishes, Doc Savvy.

Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Jeremy. A few weeks back
I heard you make mention of,
"Vaccines that can cause cancers
in cats" on your radio show. Are
there special ways to avoid this?


And, how common is this? Thanks
Doc.
A: Well hey there Jeremy! Yes
there are ways to prevent this, but
first let me give you a little back-
ground on these cancers. These
cancers are called vaccine-induced
sarcomas, and they are very
aggressive. They are said to be
caused by the adjuvant or mixed
bi-products that are added to the
vaccine. So let's be clear it is not the
vaccine itself, but it is the mixture
that comes with it. The frequency
of this happening is not common,
however it can be so devastating
that even one case is too much.
Many of these cases are said to be
caused by rabies vaccination.
Leukemia vaccinations have also
had negative press to associate it
with cancer as well. The best way
to prevent this is to make sure your
veterinarian uses a vaccination pro-
gram called "Purevax" by a com-
pany called Merial. Purevax is the
only known line of total.protection
for both cats and dogs that do not
have these bi-products mixed in
with them. I hope that answers
your question Jeremy, and thanks
for listening to the show! Take
good care, Doc Savvy.
EDITOR'S NOTE: E-mail your
pet questions to
DOCSAVVY@aol.com and see
them printed weekly in the Pet Cor-
ner addition of the Clew'iston
News, Glades County Democrat,
and The Sun.


by Part 2, when they saw it on the
front of my truck. Nobody could
figure out, but I know that it was
Part 2 of my life. So the life that I
lived when I was selling drugs, I
can see it, but I can't see it to a
certain extent because I'm
focused so much on what I can
do now that's right.
To a certain extent I think I'm
misunderstood. If you associate
with me, you'll see where Robert
Love is coming from. Ninety per-
cent of the people who have
something against Robert Love
are the people who were doing
something wrong in this town
and Robert stood up against
them. Or they're doing wrong in
this town and Robert's going to
stand up against them.
Q: What scares you?
A: As a man, dying and not
seeing the change in Pahokee.
What frightens me is the change
in Pahokee, what it's going to do
to the people that's illiterate and
don't have nowhere to go. The
change that's coming in Pahokee
and who's going to be here to
help these people and who is
going to stand up for them. If
somebody comes to me and says,
"Robert, I need help," I m
going to help them if I can help
them, I don't care what it is.
That's how I am.
(Q: Have you ever felt true
fear?) February the 25, 2005,
recently, when I was being beaten
by the police and they were chok-
ing me. I was choked and beaten
until I could just see death. I
thought, God don't have time for
me right now. I thought I was
right here, I feared at that
moment. But when they released
the pressure, the fear wasn't there
anymore.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: "Wake Up Everybody." The
message that it gives. It says,
"Wake up everybody/no more
sleeping in bed/no more back-
ward thinking/time for thinking
ahead." It's not like that religious
song, everybody is going to say
"Amazing Grace," but it's that
song, wake up everybody. When I
hear that song, I feel like I want to
get out there and just tell some-
body. I want people to wake up.
The biggest problem facing


Pahokee is finding some activities
for these kids. Finding something
to do for these kids. For the grown
people, they've got something to
do and that's stand on the corner
and drink and smoke dope. The
kids, that's what they're going to
learn to do if they don't find some-
thing to do. What we're trying to
do now is to create a committee
of pastors and people in the com-
munity that we can get that we're
going to take control of the parks.
We run the park, we run the con-
cession, we run the basketball
court. We make activities that the
recreation department doesn't do
after-hours.
.Q: What irks you?
A: When people have a ten-
dency to talk about things they
don't know or people they don't
know: When people have a ten-
dency to down people for no rea-
son at all. When they just stay in
their house and they don't know
what's going. People who don't
get involved who need to be
involved. People who should be
involved don't get involved.
Q: What is a memory you hold
dear?
A: One memory that I will hold
dear to me is when I promised the
Lord and all his angels that I
would sell no cocaine, sell no
more drugs in 1990 when I got
sentenced. That's my biggest
fight. I promised the Lord that I
won't sell drugs anymore. Like I
explained to somebody back
when Masilotti came and said he
wanted to name a park after me, I
know that the Lord was keeping
his promise when he was doing
that for me. I know that now I'm
keeping my promise, that's why
the Lord is doing what he is doing
for me.
When I got sentenced on that
day, when they picked me up, I
had this in mind: Nelson Mandela
did 27 years and he had time to
get out and straighten up where
he messed up. Why can't any-
body?
I want to challenge some of
those drug dealers that turned
their life around to come back out
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Domestic violence assistance program


The Palm Beach County'Sher-
iff's Office has implemented sev-
eral new programs to combat
domestic violence. The tradi-
tional response of law enforce-
ment to domestic violence was
not always effective because
even though the suspect may
have been arrested, the victim
was often left alone without any
assistance.
This in turn was cause for
concern because the root of the
problem was not being
addressed and deputies would
therefore continue to respond to
the same address time and time
again and the "Cycle of Vio-
lence" would continue. This was
not only placing victims at risk
for further harm, but also endan-
gered the children living in the
home, the responding deputies,
and society as a whole.
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office has taken aggressive
steps to combat this "cycle" by
creating various innovative pro-
grams. In 1997, the agency spe-
cially trained a small cadre of
deputies for expertise in investi-
gating domestic violence cases.
Today this unit, known as the
Domestic Abuse Response Team
(DART) has grown to 120 offi-
cers. To work hand in hand with
the DART program, this agency
also initiated the "Volunteer
Domestic Violence Victim Assis-
tance Program".
This program is highly cre-
ative in that it utilizes profession-,
al volunteers from the commu-
nity that are specially trained to
work with victims of domestic
violence immediately from the
scene via telephone. This pro-
gram also has a partnership with
"Aid to Victims of Domestic
Abuse" (A.V.D.A.), which is a
local Certified Domestic Vio-
lence Shelter for abused women
and men.
Also, to assist in combating
domestic violence, the Sheriff's
Office has obtained two grants
in order to implement two other
new programs. One of the pro-


grams is the "Internet Project"
which consists of sheriff's
deputies taking photographs of
domestic violence crime scenes
and transmitting them via the
Internet to first appearance
judges, domestic violence shel-
ters, and victim service
providers.
The other program is the
"KIDS" (Kids In Domestic Situa-
tions) program in which sher-
iff's deputies identify children
living in homes in which domes-
tic violence has occurred so that
the children's names can be pro-
vided to a specific contact per-
son who works for the School
Board of Palm Beach County.
The contact person then
informs each child's guidance
counselor or school principal
about the violence the the child has
witnessed, so that follow-up can
be initiated with these children
and counseling can be provided
to them if needed.
The Volunteer Domestic Vio-
lence Victim Assistance Program
is comprised of a step-by-step
protocol utilized by sheriff's
deputies and D.A.R.T. officers,
which is as follows: Once a
DART Officer responds to a
Domestic Violence call, they
must determine the severity of
the crime and place them into.
one of two categories.
Level-1 cases involve serious
injury or severe psychological
trauma to the victim or children
and the victim is often taken to
the hospital. In this instance, the
DART officer will contact a Palm
Beach County Victim Services
Advocate to respond to the
scene or hospital to provide cri-
sis intervention. Fortunately,
only a small percentage of our
cases are classified as Level-1
cases. Level-2 cases (which is
the majority of the domestic vio-
lence responses) involve victims
who do. not have severe injuries.
When a level-2 case occurs,
the deputies are trained to get in
contact with the "on-call" Volun-
teer Domestic Violence Victim


Advisor. The Volunteer Victim
Advisor is fully trained on what
questions to ask the deputy over
the telephone regarding the inci-
dent, and then the Volunteer Vic-
tim Advisor requests to speak
with the victim. Once on the
telephone with the victim, the
Volunteer Victim Advisor com-
pletes an "Abuse Indicator
Assessment". This assessment is
a tool utilized to determine the
level of abuse the victim has
been suffering from the abuser
and is used as an indicator of
potential future violence.
The Volunteer Victim Advisor
then goes over a "Safety Plan"
with the victim and provides him
or her with important communi-
ty service referrals. The Volun-
teer Victim Advisor also com-
pletes a follow-up contact with
the victim in order to check on
their safety and to inquire if they
followed through with the refer-
rals made.
This program has been in
existence since January of 2001
and has helped many victims
break the silence about domes-
tic violence by giving them the
power through knowledge
about the abuse. It has also been
instrumental in making victims
aware of the local services avail-
able to assist them in order to
seek out help for themselves and
for their children.
The success of this program
can be illustrated in two very sig-
nificant ways. First, over 6,392
victims have.been provided with
special assistance through this
volunteer program. Secondly,
since the implementation of the
D.A.R.T. and Volunteer Victim
Advisor Program, the agency has
noticed a steady and significant
decline in Domestic related vic-
tim homicides. This decline is
reflected below in the following
chart, which shows the number
of homicides, that occurred in
their jurisdiction over the past
six years:
TOTAL # OF DOMESTIC VIO-
LENCE HOMICIDE CASES YEAR


OCCURRED
Total number of domestic
violence homicide cases year
occurred
Seven-1998
Five-1999
Eight-2000
Implementation of D.A.R.T.
and Volunteer Program
One-2001
Zero-2002
Three-2003
In conclusion, by providing
victims of domestic violence
with an immediate and effective
response from law enforcement
and volunteer victim advisors,
they have been able to collec-
tively increase the safety of vic-
tims and their children while at
the same time send a message
that victims do not need to suffer
in silence. Through this Victim
Assistance Program they have
been able to empower victims
and at the same time let them
know that people within their
own community care about
them and want to help.
If you would like to be part of
the solution to the trauma of
domestic violence, the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office is
presently recruiting profession-
als in the counseling or social
services field to become Volun-
teer Domestic Violence Victim
Advisors. Currently there are 20
Volunteer Victim Advisors but
they are still in need of some
more good people. The volun-
teer hours are very flexible and
you can volunteer out of the
convenience of your home, as
all contacts made with victims
are done via telephone.
If you are interested in volun-
teering and if you want to know
if you qualify to participate in
this program, please contact the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office at (561) 688-4195 and ask
for Maria Galindez (Volunteer
Program Coordinator and
Domestic Violence Victim Advo-
cate).


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following is a
list of arrest activity and is not an
indication of guilt. Should anyone
on this list have their charges
dropped for any reason, notify The
Sun for publication.
Pahokee Police
Department
June 13
Harold L. Pringle, 28, BM, Com-
munity control
Rosa McFadden, 62, BF, Child
abuse
June 14
Phillina Anderson, 35, BF, War-
rant
June 15
Jacqueline Cobb, 19, BF,
Domestic battery, child abuse
June 16
Alfred Wimberly, 28, BM, Bat-
tery, Grand Theft Auto, Battery two
counts.

Belle Glade Police
Department
June 13
Willie Hamilton, 21, Warrant


Crimestoppers


Annette Faith Miller


Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assis-
tance in locating the where-
abouts of Annette Faith Miller.
She is listed as a black female
born Oct. 15, 1965. She has
black hair, blue eyes, has a scar
under her left arm and on her
forehead.
Her last known address is SW
7th Avenue, in South Bay. Her
last known occupation is recre-
ation. She is wanted for violation
of supervised recognizance for
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon and domestic battery.
If you have information
regarding the whereabouts of
Miller, please call (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and may be eligible for a
cash reward.


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June 14
Juvenile, 17, Warrant/ Attempt-
ed Homicide
June 15
Harry Wiggins, 60, Warrant/
Failure to appear
June 16
Savona Johnson, 25, Uttering
forged bills
Levon Williams, Jr., 31, Bur-
glary
Marvin Dixon, 24, Battery
June 17
Ryan 0. Willis, 28, Resisting offi-
cer without violence
David Cooper, 26, Possession of
a firearm by a convicted felon,
resisting officer without violence
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the month for May. Mrs. Terry is
the Parent Liaison, who serves
parents, students, staff and com-
munity. Mrs. Terry has worked at
Glade View Elementary for over
two decades. She is also the Vol-
unteer Coordinator and Title I
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working with the Glade View
family. Her favorite is working
with students and family during
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the importance of educating chil-
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scheduling conferences with
teachers, attending meetings and
participating with Family Math
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Lake Shore Class of
1970 holds 35th reunion
The Lake Shore junior-senior
class of 1970 held its 35-year
reunion this past weekend in
Tampa. Class members partici-
pated in a weekend activity that
included a poolside "Getting
reacquainted gathering", a
morning brunch and an "after-
five prom night" at the Hilton
Garden Inn in Brandon.
Approximately 50 members
gathered for this momentous
occasion where class members
traveled as far as Los Angeles,
California, Boston, Massachu-
setts and various locations
throughout the state of Florida.
The reunion was coordinated by
the Class Vice-President, Ms.
Frankie Smith of Belle Glade and
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School briefs


Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, Free Kg-6
elementary charter school, regis-
tering now for 2005-2006. for
information, please call Ms.
Mary Rainey at (561) 993-5000,
or pick up registration forms at
710 S. Main Street, in Belle
Glade.


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 fur-
ther information, call (561) 924-
7986.
Childcare


Head Start announces program opens


college scholarships
Palm Beach County Head
Start announces that dpplica-
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. Inhthe 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.
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


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


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RCMA). Telephone: (561) 924-
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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 prepar-
ing students for the FCAT test
and will be held Saturdays, from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. elementary and
middle school students are invit-
ed to participate. The Weed and
Seed Program also offers parent-
ing classes and a youth mentor-
ing program. For more informa-
tion, please contact Carleen
Downing, 996-4220.


Free and reduced


priced meals


The Palm Beach County
School Food Service Department
will mail Free and Reduced Priced
Meal Family Applications during
the first week of July to every
household registered with the
School District. This will be done
in an attempt to reach more fami-
lies in need of financial assistance.
To ensure the application is
processed by the first day of
school, families are asked to mail
their completed application, in
the envelope provided, to the
School Food Service office by July
15th, 2005. Applications not
received in a timely manner may


delay benefits. Parents will only
need to complete one application
per household. Parents will be
notified by mail of their child's sta-
tus prior to the first day of school.
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tion in a different language, they
may visit any Palm Beach County
school to obtain one.
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household to attend a Palm
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new to the District please call
(888) 383-2025 to request an
application. Parents may also
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The Clewiston Pony Tail division went undefeated during
the district games against LaBelle and Immokalee, Moore
Haven was eliminated in the bottom bracket without
Clewiston having to play them. They will be traveling to
the state contest in Sinead, FL and expect to do well there,
since they have five good pitchers and all of the kids play
just about every other position.
Coaches are Back Row left to right, Keith Howell, Trip
Whidden, Mike Avilla. Center row left to right are: Terinna
Cypress, Samantha Ortiz, Morgan Jones, Katie Whidden,
Zoe Perry, Lovely Avilla, Lucinda Cortez. Kneeling left to
right are: Sara Howell, Jessica Hoopes, Sylvia Hernandez,
Whitney Irey, Shelby Dickson.


South Florida saturated


from repeated soakings


Drenching rain over the past
several weeks has left all areas of
the South Florida Water Maniage-
ment District saturated from the
soakings.
"While the primary flood
control system continues to
operate as needed to help man-
age water levels throughout the
region, additional rainfall could
lead to localized flooding and
ponding of water in some areas
overwhelmed by the down-
pours," said SFWMD executive
director Carol Wehle.
In Miami-Dade County, the
forecast calls for up to an addi-
tional five inches of rainfall. In
response, the District is taking
further action to put recently
completed emergency flood
control measures into operation
in order to reduce the potential
for flooding in low-lying areas
such as Sweetwater, West Miami
and the Flagami area.
Two pumping stations -
completed in 2002 and 2003 -
are already at work near the
Miami International Airport to
move water from the area to the
coast when tides permit. In addi-
tion, for the first time that condi-
tions warranted, water man-
agers cranked up the G-420
pumping station in order to
move excess water into the new
C-4 Emergency Detention Basin
Impoundment just east of
Krome Avenue off the Tamiami
Trail.
This reservoir is capable of
holding more than one billion
gallons of storm-water runoff.


The reservoir was constructed
using state and federal funds as
an initiative of the District,
FEMA, Miami-Dade County and
the cities in the C-4 basin
plagued by chronic flooding due
to heavy rain events.
In all other areas of Miami-
Dade and Broward Counties, the
District has placed many of the
large regional canals on low-
range configuration which
means canal water levels are
adjusted to accommodate large
amounts of storm-water runoff
from the city and county
drainage systems.
The District will maintain
communications throughout the
night with field crews in South
Florida and will continue flood
control operation procedures
until the threat of flooding sub-
sides. The District is working
closely with city and county
storm-water agencies through-
out the region to ensure the pri-
mary system is operating at opti-
mum levels.
While the South Florida
Water Management District has
the ability to greatly reduce the
amount and duration of flooding
that may occur, complete flood
prevention is not possible -
especially during rainfall events
that can dump 5-7 inches in iso-
lated areas in a short amount of
time. Downpours like that can
easily overwhelm local drainage
systems causing street flooding
and potential damage to homes
and businesses.


Courtesy photo
Belt promotions
On June 4, The following students passed their test at
Luis Maisonet Taekwondo and the parents are proud for
this achievement. From left to right front, Ramon S.
Vazquez and Ramon H. Vazquez went from yellow belt
to orange belt. From left to right back, Desiree Bowling
from yellow belt to orange belt. Lucas Ortiz and Stuart
Whiddon from orange belt to green belt. Not in picture
Ethan and Taylor Harris from orange to green belt. Con-
gratulations to these Moore Haven Students.


Sports Briefs


Clewiston Cougars
sign-ups
Clewiston Cougars football
and cheerleading sign-ups are
Thursday, June 30 from 5-7 p.m.
at the Clewiston Middle School
Cafeteria. There is a registration
fee of $75.

Fishing Tournament
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program will
be taking place soon. Horizons
Fishing Tournament (Kingfish,
Wahoo, Dolphin) is presented by
the brokerage firm of Robert W.
Baird & Company, Inc.
A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 pm at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.

Fishing Tournament
Saturday, July 16, lines in at 7
a.m. lines out by 3 p.m. and an
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
can be expected. Departing from
any inlet; weigh in at Riviera
Beach Marina, 1950 E 13th Street,
Riviera Beach, $175 per boat until
June 15; $200 per boat until July
10; $250 per boat until July 14. For
more information contact Beth
Charbonneau at (561) 227-5157,
Special Events Coordinator Hos-


pice of Palm Beach County or
Willie's Bait and Tackle (561) 848-
4484.

Sugar Dolls are having
summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will
be having summer classes, start-
ing on June 8, classes are held at
Central Elementary every
Wednesday. Beginner ages are 4-
12, class is at 3 p.m., ages 13 and
up, class is at 4 p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
baton twirling, dance pom-poms,
and new this year, flag and flag
corp, color guard. You may take
one class or all classes. Classes
are $25 per month. Registration
fee is $12, which includes your
insurance. For more information,
please call Judy at (863) 677-0025.

Coast Guard makes
house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


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finances would benefit from a
more precise documentation
practice.
"I don't have to answer for the
mayor o'r the vice-mayor," said
Commissioner Garrett. "They can
write all the reprimands they
want, it's the people who vote
me in."
Though he was not specific in
his concerns, Mr. Garrett said that
a proper audit of the city's
finances should focus on grants
awarded to the city and what he
calls the irregular number of trips
made by the city's top officials
and city commissioners, among
other things. He argued that,
because the city's CPA, Nowlen,
Holt and Miner, simply reviews
the documents provided by the
city, it is too easy for city officials
to hide documents it may not
want in the public eye.
"The people at Enron are in
jail for keeping books like this,"
said the commissioner. "There
are too many discrepancies," said
Mr. Garrett regarding the financial


Drug
Continued From Page 1
a.m., according to a police report
by the Pahokee Police Depart-
ment.
The man, 20-year-old James
Nicholson of Pahokee, had pur-
chased what he thought were
illegal narcotics, more specifical-
ly crack cocaine, from a pusher
in the 100 block of Adams Place.
After the buy, he left the area.
According to witnesses, the
man returned about 10 to 15
minutes later, in a rage and car-
rying a loaded shotgun in his


documents he said he received
from City Manager Houston Tate.
The commissioner reportedly
sent a copy of a balance sheet
containing city financial dealings
to the GAO after a review of the
documents by his personal
accountant, who he said "could-
n't make heads or tails of it."
On the city's behalf, staff
remains confident in their prac-
tices.
Finance Director Stacy Rimes
responded to Commissioner Gar-
rett's comments in a letter provid-
ed to the city manager and the
city commission. She cites the
independent auditor's report
completed by Nowlen, Holt and
Miner, P.A.
The report states that, as of
Sept. 30, 2003, the financial posi-
tion of the governmental activi-
ties of the city "thereof for the
year then ended in conformity
with U.S. generally accepted
accounting principles.
"Such information, except for
that portion marked un-audited
, on which we express no opin-
ion, has been subject to the audit-
ing procedures applied in the
audit of the financial statement


hand. The witnesses overheard
the man, a white male, shouting
that he had been duped and that
the drug he thought h'e bought
was in fact just a pile of soapy
detergent.
He was furious and only
seemed intent on revenge. Spot-
ting a crowd of males on a street
corner, he opened fire and point-
ed the gun at the people and
fired the gun a number of times.
"He just started shooting at
whoever was on the corner,"
said Chief Calipto Gonzalez.
"Thank God he didn't hit any-
body."
Before the police arrived, the
man had left the scene and a


and, in our opinion, is fairly stat-
ed, in all material respects, in
relation to the financial state-
ments taken as a whole," the
independent auditor's report
read.
Nowlen, Holt and Miner is in
the process of concluding the
audit for the city's financial
records for fiscal year ending
Sept. 30, 2004, a process that
should conclude without issue,
explained Ms. Rimes.
"As the director of finance for
the city of Belle Glade, I am confi-
dent in the precision of the work
that my staff and I have done
throughout all of the aforemen-
tioned fiscal years," she wrote. "I
have no indication that any inac-
curacies will be found when our
financial records are reviewed by
a certified public accountant."
The city's finance department
received a certificate of achieve-
ment for excellence in financial
reporting by the Government
Finance Officers Association of
the United States for the fiscal
year ending 2003, according to
Ms. Rimes.
In any event, city officials
believe the issue could have been


search of the area by police
turned up nothing. Officers also
were not able to find the man
who had sold the drugs to
Nicholson.
The next morning, as investi-
gators collected evidence from
the street, including the six shells
from the gun he fired the night
before, witnesses of the shoot-
ing pointed the man out to
police.
"That's the white boy who
shot it up last night," a person on
the street yelled to the chief as he
collected the casings.
For-reasons unknown, the
man had returned to the scene
of the crime.


cleared up had Mr. Garrett first
contacted the proper persons at
city hall. Following Mr. Garrett's
remarks, City Manager Houston
Tate sent a letter addressed to
him. "You did not discuss with
me the fact that you were consid-
ering providing certain docu-
ments to the GAO," Mr. Tate
wrote in the letter dated June 16.
"In the future, communication
and efficiency would be
improved if you were to discuss
issues with me prior to you taking
unilateral action."
Mr. Garrett, though, is not con-
vinced.
Mr. Garrett hopes that the
GAO will take notice of the docu-
mentation he sent. "I think the
state should send someone there
to look," he said. "We've got a
real mess and no one wants to
admit it."
The other commissioners on
the board hope it will be the end
of the issue.
Regarding anytime a person is
found making unjustified com-
ments directed at the city, Mayor
Wilson said, "When you do it to
me, you'll see me. in court. It's
foolishness."


The man tried to hide from
police, but officers caught up to
him shortly at the 200 block of
Carissa Drive. He resisted slightly
while police took him into cus-
tody and a search of his person
turned up a small, round and
clear glass pipe commonly
used to smoke crack cocaine -
and a piece of metal that police
say is often used to push crack
into a crack pipe.
He was arrested and taken to
the Palm Beach County Jail in
Belle Glade, facing the charges
of aggravated assault with a
firearm and possession of drug
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The camera provides a live
feed of city meetings held inside
the chamber to the city's. Web
site. After a person accesses the
site, they only have to download
the necessary plug-ins to view
the feed from the camera.
The camera is attached to the
wall opposite the dais, with a full
look at the five city commission-
ers. Sound is transmitted via the
Web site as well.
City staffer Matt Austin, who
has coordinated the Web cam
and its implementation in the


city's Web site said that the fea-
ture is now fully operational and
residents can start taking advan-
tage of the Web cam. "You can
view the video in real-time," said
Mr. Austin.
Mr. Austin, who started work
on the Web cam approximately
two months ago said the city is
in the process of testing the fea-
ture., Running on a network
within the city hall building, the
city will be studying how many
people can access the feature'
simultaneously.
Mr. Austin said the city is also
looking at the possibility of
adding Web cams throughout the
city to spruce up the city's Web
site. The city has not yet identified


those possible locations.
In the meantime, city staff
looks forward to serving a public
that Ihas a good understanding of
how the city operates. Often-
times, Mr. Tate said, residents
don't get to see the work that is
put into projects by staff. Being
able to view the commission and
staff in action should help to alle-
viate that.
"The city needs to inform,
inform, inform," said Mr. Tate.
"The Web cam allows our stake-
holders in the process. Our citi-
zens need to be able to view
what's going on in the commis-
sion."
Because the Web cam is still
in its testing phase, though func-


tional, city staff warns against
technical problems that might
pop up, including connection
difficulties and video quality
problems. At this point, the cam-
era has' been tested to work on
Windows XP computers running
Internet Explorer 5.0. Staff con-
tinues to target bugs with Win-
dows 2000 machines.
Sessions are held the first and
third Mondays of each month,
starting at 7 p.m. Workshops and
other meetings held at the city
hall chambers may 'also be
viewed online. You can find the
Web cam at http://belleglade-
fl.com/webcamera.htm.


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ways.
"Hot weather brings unique
challenges," said Ray Palermo,
director of public relations for
auto insurer, Response Insur-
ance. "It can present dangerous
conditions for both the vehicle
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Each summer sees more than
seven million car breakdowns on
the road and he suggests that
most summer breakdowns can
be easily avoided.
Before heading out be sure
you check out the basics, includ-


strength, tire pressure (including
the spare), cooling system
(which should be flushed and
refilled at least every two years),
belts and hoses and have a well
equipped emergency kit and tool
box in the trunk.
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ies have shown that 75 percent of
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the road by responding to it. Stop
periodically to refresh yourself-
take along moist towelettes and
water


it's particularly important to keep
an eye on the lights and gauges.
If your temperature gauge moves
up, turn off your air conditioner
and turn on your vehicle's heater
to its highest and hottest setting.
It will be uncomfortable, but it
will help draw some of the heat
away from the engine. If you are
stopped in traffic put the car in
"park" and lightly step on the gas
to help circulate coolant. If the
temperature light goes on or if
the gauge enters the red zone,
immediately pull off the road to a
safe spot, well away from traffic.
Do not drive any further not
even to the next exit. Driving with
an onvrheated enoinp can cause


Do not attempt to remove the
radiator cap itself. The pressur-
ized coolant is extremely hot and
will spray out with great force.
Do not pour water over the radia-
tor or engine, since a dramatic
change in temperature could
cause damage. After the engine
cools a bit, add a 50-50 mix of
coolant and water to the reser-
voir to bring it up to its proper
level.
Even when not stranded due
to a breakdown, summer heat
can pose dangers. Never leave a
child or pet in a parked car in
surrmmer heat. Even an outside
temperature in the 80's can
quicklv bring a car interior to


Bring a cell phone for emer- shown that driving distractions
agency calls, but don't use it while have become the number one
driving. Response's studies have fear on the road.


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Summer pet safety advisory issued' ATTENTION
L dwners Delo e 1i C 7


NEW YORK Summer is
'iere and warmer weather can
mnean danger for your cats and
Jogs. The ASPCA(r) (American
society for the Prevention of Cru-
elty to Animals(r)) issued a pet
safety advisory urging pet owners
:o protect their companion ani-
mals during the sweltering sum-
mer days.
The organization offers these
guidelines as .a way to keep pets
safe when the temperatures
Degin to rise:
Never leave an animal alone in
a vehicle, since even with the
windows open, a parked .car,
:ruck or van can quickly become
a furnace. Parking in shade offers
little protection, as the sun shifts
luring the day. When traveling,
:arry a gallon thermos filled with
fresh, cold water for your pet.
Do not force your animal to
exercise after a meal in hot,
humid weather. Always exercise
him in the cool of the early morn-
ing or evening.
Always provide plenty of
shade for an animal staying out-
side the house. A properly con-
structed doghouse serves best.


Bring your dog or cat inside dur-
ing the heat of the day and let
him/her rest in a cool part of your
house. Always provide plenty of
cool, clean water for your animal.
Please be sensitive to the
needs of old and overweight ani-
mals in hot weather. Brachy-
cephalic (snub-nosed) dogs
(especially Bulldogs, Pugs,
Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Lhasa
Apsos and Shih Tzus) and those
with heart or lung diseases
should be kept indoors in air-con-
ditioning as much as possible.
Avoid walking your dog in
areas that you suspect have been
sprayed with insecticides or other
chemicals, as poisonings
increase during the summer
when gardens, lawns and trees
are sprayed. These chemicals can
sicken or kill an animal. Call your
veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal
Poison Control Center (1-888-
4ANI-HELP) if you suspect your
animal has been poisoned.
Be alert for coolant leaking
from your vehicle. Animals are
attracted to the sweet taste of
coolant and ingesting just a small
amount can cause an animal's


death. Consider using animal-
friendly products that use propy-
lene glycol rather than those con-
taining ethylene glycol.
A clean coat can help to pre-
vent summer skin problems, so
keep your dog or cat well
groomed. If he has a heavy coat,
shaving your dog's hair to a one-
inch length will help prevent
overheating. Do not shave a dog's
hair down to the skin this robs
him of protection from the sun. A
cat should be brushed frequently
to keep his coat tangle free. Never
take an animal to the beach
unless you can provide a shaded
spot and plenty of fresh water for
him to drink. Rinse him off after
he has been in salt water.
Never leave your dog standing
on hot asphalt. His body can heat
up quickly and his sensitive paw
pads can burn.
Bring your companion animal
to the veterinarian for a spring or
early summer check-up -
including a test for heartworm, if
your dog is not on year-round
preventive medication. Ask your
doctor to recommend a safe pest-
control program to combat fleas


and ticks.
To prevent escape and/or acci-
dental falls, make sure all win-
dows in your home are properly
screened.
About the ASPCA(r):
Founded in 1866, the Ameri-
can Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animal (ASPCA) was
the first humane organization
established in the Western Hemi-
sphere and today has one million
supporters. The ASPCA's mission
is to provide an effective means
for the prevention of cruelty to
animals throughout the United
States. The ASPCA(r) provides
national leadership in humane
education, government affairs
and public policy, shelter sup-
port, and animal poison control.
The NYC headquarters houses a
full-service animal hospital, ani-
mal behavior center, and adop-
tion facility. The Humane Law
Enforcement department
enforces New York's animal cru-
elty laws and is featured on the
reality television series Animal
Precinct on Animal Planet. Visit
www.aspca.org for more infor-
mation.


Children are at high risk for skin cancer


NEW YORK- Summer is final-
ly here, and more than ten million
children and young adults will
pack their bags for camp. The
number of day and resident camps
in the U.S. has grown by nearly 90
percent in the past 20 years, which
means that more and more chil-
dren are making their way to the
great outdoors and for long days of
fun in the sun.
What many parents and camp
directors sometimes fail to remem-
ber is time spent outdoors requires
proper protection against the suns
harmful UV rays.
Sports and outdoor activities
are daily events for children attend-
ing camp. Unfortunately, if chil-
dren are not properly protected,
the time they spend outdoors can
result in painful sunburns, prema-
ture signs of aging later in life and
even skin cancer.
"Just one blistering sunburn in
childhood can double the risk of
getting melanoma later in life,"
said Perry Robins, MD, president of
the Skin Cancer Foundation. "That
risk can be avoided by following
some simple, sun-safe guidelines."
To protect your children, the
Foundation recommends the fol-
lowing camp-specific sun-safety
tips:
Are counselors trained in sun
safety? UV protection should be a
regular part of training.
"We impress on counselors
that they basically have a parental
role in making sure campers are
protected," said Michael Humes,
director of a particularly sun-safe
camp called Regis-Applejack in the
Adirondack Mountains of upstate
NewYork.


When are outdoor activities
scheduled? Ideally, most should be
scheduled for early morning or late
afternoon, as UV is most intense
from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Are campers
directed to apply sunscreen before
going outside? An SPF 15+ sun-
screen (water-resistant formula-
tions are especially good) needs to
be used regularly. Campers and
staff should be instructed to bring it
from home, apply it 20-30 minutes
before outdoor activities, and reap-
ply it every two hours and right
after swimming. The camp also
should have a supply.
Are campers urged to wear pro-
tective clothing? Historically,
campers wore only a T-shirt,
shorts, and perhaps a baseball cap.
We now know that's not enough.
"We ask campers and staff to
wear broad-brimmed hats, which
protect more of the face than base-
ball caps do," said Humes.
The Skin Cancer Foundation
also advises wearing a long-
sleeved shirt, long pants, and UV-
protective sunglasses. In addition,
washing campers' clothes with a
laundry aid such as SunGuard(r)
will wash a minimum of 30 UPF
protection into clothing and will
last through at least 20 washings.
Is shade available? Shade
should be easily accessible. At
Camp Regis-Applejack, campers'
cabins lie among tall pine trees,
and the athletic fields, beach, and
tennis court are all tree-lined.
With proper guidance, children
can learn to protect themselves
and enjoy summer fun without
sacrificing the health of their skin.
For additional information, visit
www.skincancer.org or call (800)


SKIN-490. The Skin Cancer Foun-
dation is the only national and
international organization con-
cerned exclusively with the worlds
most common malignancy can-
cer of the skin.


The mission of this non-profit
organization is to increase public
and professional awareness about
the prevention, detection, and
treatment of skin cancer.


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Big bubble!

Travis Salter wins Wal-
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Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
Courtesy graphic/Florida Archives 'The Bolles Hotel, where Mrs. George's party stayed when
This map published in 1895 shows areas used by early pio-. they first came to Lake Okeechobee was built where the
neers of the Lake Okeechobee area. The forts where earliest Miami Canal met Lake Okeechobee by lan-1 developer
settlements grew and waterways people traveled to come Richard J. Bolles to house prospective Everglades land-buy-
here. ers. It burned down in 1929.


Early pioneers drained the wetlands


By MaryAnn Morris
The words of history are spo-
ken by people. Whenever possi-
ble, listen.
The history of Clewiston and
the Lake Okeechobee area begins
with the first prehistoric people to
inhabit the area. But gradually
people came from across the
oceans in search of new worlds. It
had been suggested by scholars
that the earth was round and that
theory had to be tested.
Orange trees, hogs and cattle
were brought to Florida by early
European explorers. But perma-
nent settlement by European,
African and the Caribbean Island
emigrants came gradually. People
drifted south, down from the
Northern areas, looking for a bet-
ter life. Some who came across
the Atlantic stayed. Settlements
grew near th6 old U.S. Army Forts
Basinger, Pierce, Lauderdale and
others. Until the invention of the
steam-driven boat in 1807 by
Robert Fulton, most of Florida
remained a mystery.
But with the,ease of steam nav-
igation along Florida's winding
rivers the interior became accessi-
ble to people from the north.
Although there were settlers on
the banks of the Kissimmee River
in the 1860s and 1870s, much of
the area' around Lake Okee-
chobee waited.
'Cow hunters, descended
mainly from Scottish and Irish
emigrants who had settled in
Georgia and the Carolinas found a
good living in Central Florida in
the mid-1800s. These cattlemen
came from the cattle herding cul-
' ture in the British Isles, so it was
second nature to round up the
wild cattle on the prairies of Cen-
tral Florida with herd dogs like the
Scottish border Collies and drive
them across the state to the port
of Punta Rassa on the Gulf Coast.
The dense palmetto and thick
woods of Central Florida were
nothing like the open prairie of
the American West. Both brand-
ing and earmarking of livestock
have their roots in Celtic culture.
Florida asked Congress fdr the
land south of the Caloosahatchee
River, north of Lake Okeechobee,
from the Gulf of Mexico to the
Atlantic Ocean around 1847. Con-
gress realized that the long coast
of Florida was a threat to national
security and the shipping trade
and granted the state's request in
1848, on the condition that the
land be "reclaimed by drainage."
In 1855, the State Legislature
passed the Internal Improvement
Act. A report to the trustees of the
fund stated, "drainage of the
immense territory embraced in
the Kissimmee Valley, Okee-
chobee Lake and Caloosahatchie
Valley had for at least a generation
been the theme of discussion by
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The steamboat Bassenger was one of several steamboats, which made early settlement of
the Lake Okeechobee area possible.


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the principles of Hydraulics."
Florida was $5 million in debt,
having backed railroad projects
that had been disrupted by the
Civil War.
Hamilton Disston, a young
man from Philadelphia had inher-
ited a fortune from his lalher. His
father manufactured, saws. Mr.
Disston bought the land, over one
million acres, from the state in
January of 1881. The state,
though, needed cash to clean up
and title these lands. To help the
state, Mr. Disston was persuaded
to buy four million more acres of
land at 25 cents an acre in June of
1881. The deal made him the
largest landowner in the United
States.
The first dredge boat was built
at Cedar Key. Steam-powered,
she came down the Gulf coast to
Charlotte Harbor and up -the
Caloosahatchee River. The
Caloosahatchee was cleared out,
and on the other side of the lake,
the Kissimmee River was cleared
to 50 feet wide and eight feet deep
and fallen trees were removed
from the channel.
By 1882, there was a 350-mile
continuous waterway from the
city of Kissimmee to the Gulf of
Mexico and the Lake Okeechobee
area was open to steam boats.
Ranchers then dug smaller
channels to link up with Disston's
canal system, draining their
marshes for pastureland in the


process. More channels were dug
from the south shore of the lake
and for the first time, more water
flowed out of the lake than in. As
a result, groundwater levels
dropped sharply.
Mr. Disston purchased half
interest in a sugar plantation in
1887. It paid off and he expanded.
In addition, his land companies
promoted prices starting at $1.25
an acre (five times the 25 cents an
acre he paid in 1881) for farming
throughout this country and
Europe. If not for Mr. Disston's
vision, much of Central Florida
would be more suitable today for
mosquitoes than people and cat-
tle.
Word of Mr. Disston's success-
ful sugar mill and, plantation
caught the ear of Tampa banker
Alonzo C. Clewis. Son of a Geor-
gia plantation owner, he came to
Tampa in 1888 to work for Hills-
boro Loan and Abstract. After the
steamboats came to Basinger, it
became busier. Shortly after that,
in terms of a brief history, Peter
and Louisiana Raulerson left
Basinger to settle closer to the
northern shores of the lake in
1896.
You had to like adventure!
What we are really talking about
here is best explained by Mrs. M.F.E
George, who left Palm Beach July
27, 1915 with her husband, five
other men, four women and two
young boys for the Everglades
and Lake Okeechobee. She
turned the account of her experi-
ences into an article, published in
1917. These are sturdy people.
She wrote: "We had great air-
castles built as to what we were
going to do and the outing we
were going to have. All kinds of
scary tales had been told us about
the dangers of wild animals,
whirlpools in the New River and
the great Lake Okeechobee,
which was supposed to have a
muck bottom and should your


boat upset in one of the much-
talked-of sudden storms, you
would sink out of sight and keep
on going as though you were in
quicksand with no chance of res-
cue."
After five and a half days of
river travel, from Lake Worth by
way of Fort Lauderdale and up the
New River the party arrived at
Ritta on the south shore of the
lake. They slept in the Bolles
Hotel. After a short time there,
they set out across the Lake to
Moore Haven.
The party reached Moore
Haven Oct. 1, 1915 and found, as
Mrs. George wrote: "One
screened tent, occupied by Mrs.
King and her cook and used as a
boarding house, two other very
small buildings of one room
each."
As to the land, she continues:
"The ground was only partially
cleared and so full of cracks that it
was dangerous to walk about for
fear of breaking and ankle. I think
this point must have been burned
over at some time previous, leav-
ing it exposed to the hot sun
which caused the soil to crack."
Some information for this arti-
cle came from: Report of the
Trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment fund on the Operations of
the Atlantic and Gulf coast Canal
and Okeechobee Land Company,
Tallahassee, Fla., May 24, 1893;
"Everglades and the First Recla-
mation Idea", Marjorie Stoneman
Douglas, Richter Library, UF:
"Eighteen Months in the Ever-
glades", 1917, article, Mrs. M.H.
George, Historical Museum of
Southern Florida, Miami; "A Flori-
da Cattle Ranch," Alto (Bud)
Adams, Jr. and Lee Gramling,
1998, Pineapple Press, Sarasota
Fla., http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us;
www.exploreflorida.com.


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Military hunting licences 4air2005


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) is providing service men
and women a new way to enjoy
their favorite outdoor activities.
Beginning July 1, the FWC
will offer a Military Gold Sports-
man's License to active duty and
retired military that are stationed
in Florida or have lived in the-
state for six months and claim
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dence. The reduced-fee annual
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privileges as the traditional Gold
Sportsman's License ($83.50). It
includes hunting, saltwater fish-
ing and freshwater fishing
licenses and wildlife manage-
ment area, archery, muzzle
loading gun, turkey, Florida
waterfowl, snook and crawfish
permits.
The Florida Legislature voted
to create the new license during
its last session. Rep. Will
Kendrick and Sen. Jeff Atwater
sponsored the bill.
The Military Gold Sports-
man's Licenses are only avail-
able at tax collectors' offices.
Those wishing to purchase one
must show their military ID
cards plus a Florida driver's
license or orders showing they
are stationed in Florida.
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Zoo keepers accept old cell phones


NAPLES According to a
recent study, less than two per-
cent of the nation's cell phones
are being recycled and about a
quarter of all cell phones and
their toxic materials are dis-
posed of in landfills.
The majority of cell phones,
however, are still at home or
work sitting in a desk drawer.
The good news is that all those
phones lying around can be
cleared out of the house and
recycled. In order to help
wildlife and raise money for a
yet to be announced Zoo exhib-
it, members of Naples Chapter
of the American Association of
Zoo Keepers, Inc. (AAZK) have
set up collection boxes at
Caribbean Gardens: The ZOO
in Naples, Chrissy's Wild Side
Caf, The Conservancy Nature
Center, and St. Francis Animal


Clinic.
Helping Wildlife? Mining for
columbite-tantalite (or coltan),
a key component in cell
phones, takes place in some of
the most wildlife rich environ-
ment in Africa where mining
activities have contributed to a
90 percent decline in gorilla
populations and similar
declines in other species in the
Congo's national parks.
"While companies and gov-
ernments negotiate solutions,
we can come alongside them
by insuring we do the right
things with our used phones,"
explained Stephanie Bolster,
AAZK Naples Chapter Liaison.
"This is also a bonus for the
zoo's animals as our partner in
this donates funds to the AAZK
chapter for many of the
phones. And since most people


who use cell phones have older
ones lying around, it also gets
rid of the clutter while helping
wildlife here and in Africa, as
well as keeping toxins out of
local landfills."
Naples AAZK is working
with Louisville-based ECO-
CELL, a company, which pays
organizations for collecting
used cell phones, batteries and
accessories. One hundred per-
cent of the funds raised go
directly toward an upcoming
exhibit. Through ECO-Cell's
innovative program, 80 percent
of the phones collected will be
reused by first-time, low
income users in Latin America
or by selected local organiza-
tions, such as Battered
Women's Programs, for emer-
gency 911 calls. All unusable
cell phones and accessories are


recycled under strict EPA guide-
lines by certified recyclers.
The AAZK Naples Chapter is
a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to professional ani-
mal care and to support zoo
personnel in their roles as ani-
mal caregivers, scientific
researchers, public educators
and conservationists. More
information is aVailable at
www.naplesaazk.org or
http://www.naplesaazk.org.
Cell-Phones can be dropped
off seven days a week during
normal zoo hours (9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.) in The Zoo Gift
Shop. Zoo admission is not
required. Caribbean Gardens:
The Zoo in Naples, 1590
Goodlette-Frank Rd in Naples.


Attorney General

responds to Supreme

Court's Grokster ruling


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist issued the
following statement on the U.S.
Supreme Court's decision in
MGM Studios vs. Grokster, in
which the justices unanimously
ruled that software developers
violate federal copyright law
when they take "affirmative steps
to foster infringement" by provid-
ing computer users with the
means to share files downloaded
from the Internet. The Attorney
General's Office filed an amicus
(friend-of-the-court) brief with
the Supreme Court that argued
the position ultimately adopted
by the Court.
"The Supreme Court has sent
a clear message that illegal con-
duct on peer-to-peer computer
networks will be punished,


whether it is for stealing copy-
righted material or distributing
child pornography. Peer-to-peer
networks make it entirely too
easy for child pornographers to
swap pictures and videos with
one another and for unsuspect-
ing children to come across
images never intended for their
innocent eyes. The Court's ruling
is a victory for parents as they try
to protect their children from this
despicable activity.
"Today's decision echoes the
arguments, we made in to the
court, that those who help in the
commission of a crime are just as
responsible as those who actually
commit the illegal act. We will be
watching the actions of all peer-
to-peer providers to see how they
respond to this decision."


Senior happenings
Faith in Action training neighbors.


Faith in Action volunteer train-
ing will be held in Clewiston at the
Clewiston Senior Center, 1200W.C.
Owen Ave., next to John Boy Audi-
torium, on June 30 at 2 p.m. Bring
a friend. Call (863) 983-7088 for
more information.
Save the date
Our second annual Faith in
Action in LaBelle community con-
cert 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


Coalition meeting
The next Faith in Action in
LaBelle Coalition meeting will be
Tuesday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Nobles Senior Center.
.Upcoming meetings
and events
Family caregiver support groups
in June will feature the new Social
Security Medication Program infor-
marion. Join us to learn about the
new medication program and get
assistance filling out the paper-
work properly. The next meeting
will take place in Moore Haven on
June 29 at 4 p.m. at the Moore
Haven Senior Center (863) 946-
1821.


Lawsuit won over sale of phony insurance bonds


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
his office has won a lawsuit
against a state of Washington-
based company that sold fraudu-
lent bonds purporting to elimi-
nate 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 Circuit Judge
Jonathan Sjostrom entered a
final judgment against Global
Healings Society and owner
Joseph Michael Gardinier,
requiring the defendants to pay
restitution, as well as fines of
$1,000 per victim, a total of more
than $550,000.


"This judgment marks a victo-
ry for Florida consumers and
sends a clear message that fraud
of this type has no place in our
state," said Crist. "Floridians
depend on insurance offered by
reputable agents to protect them
from significant financial liabili-
ty, and those offering phony
alternatives face serious legal
consequences."
An investigation conducted
by the Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division revealed
that Global Healings Society was
selling what it claimed were
"financial bonds" over the Inter-
net. Gardinier, owner and care-
taker of the organization, direct-
ed its activities and was


responsible for the various bond
programs sponsored by Global
Healings.
The bonds purported to pro-
tect the bearers from financial
responsibility 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 Flori-
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Florida will benefit from Central American pact


WASHINGTON, D.C A pro-
posed trade pact between the
United States and six Central
American countries would
enhance Florida's economy while
bringing significant economic
benefits to the nation's regional
trading partners, said' U.S. Rep.
Katherine Harris of Florida.
The Dominican Republic-Cen-
tral American Free Trade Agree-
ment (DR-CAFTA), which is
expected to come before Con-
gress in the coming weeks, would
create a free trade zone between
the United States and Costa Rica,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Hon-
duras, Nicaragua and the Domini-
can Republic. Harris, a longtime
advocate of trade policies to


expand markets for U.S. products,
is a strong supporter of the CAFTA
bill because of the economic
growth and jobs it would bring to
Florida communities.
"With this trade agreement,
we have the opportunity to pro-
mote growth and economic
opportunity in our hemisphere
that will benefit everyone
involved," Harris said. "The coun-
tries named in DR-CAFTA repre-
sent Florida's largest export mar-
ket. By lowering trade barriers,
we can develop that market even
further, which is good news for
Florida business, good news for
Florida agriculture, and good
news for Florida workers."
The DR-CAFTA pact would


create a level-playing field for
American businesses, farmers
and ranchers, and workers by
lowering trade barriers on exports
to Central America. Harris point-
ed to key facts about Florida trade
with Central American and how
the DR-CAFTA pact would benefit
the state:
DR-CAFTA would increase
U.S. agricultural exports to Cen-
tral American countries by nearly
$900 million.
Eliminate tariffs on 50 per-
cent of all U.S. exports immedi-
ately. Most remaining duties
would be eliminated within 15
years. Eliminating duties would
benefit a number of Florida's
industries and agricultural pro-


ducers, including meat and poul-
try producers.
For manufacturers, DR-
CAFTA would immediately elimi-
nate tariffs on 80 percent of U.S.
exports. Within 10 years, all man-
ufacturing tariffs would be elimi-
nated including tariffs on Flori-
da's electrical products,
chemicals, machinery, paper,
processed food and transporta-
tion equipment. This would
enhance competitiveness and
level the playing field for Florida
manufacturers, since most
exports from Central American
countries enter the United States
without tariffs.
Florida is the main gateway
for merchandise trade between


Central America and the United
States roughly $16 billion in
goods enter or leave the United
States annually through Florida's
airports and seaports, providing
thousands of jobs for the state.
Harris also emphasized the
importance of Central American
markets for Florida exports a
relationship that would only
improve with the implementation
of DR-CAFTA. In 2004, DR-CAFTA
countries represented Florida's
largest export market, with $3.2
billion worth of Florida products
going to these countries. Florida is
the leading U.S. state in exports to
Central America.
Harris urged Floridians to learn
more about the DR-CAFTA pact,


which she will support when it
comes before the U.S. House of
Representatives.
"Anti-trade forces have worked
tirelessly to paint the Central
American trade agreement in a
negative light, but their claims
simply don't stand up to the
facts," Harris said. "Both Florida
and the DR-CAFTA countries
stand to gain a great deal from
this agreement. The simple fact is
that Florida needs this trade
agreement, and so does Central
America. I encourage the people
of Florida to learn more about DR-
CAFTA and how it will help our
state's economy."


Focus on future of


water management


Water resource challenges
and solutions of the past, pres-
ent and future will be the focus
of Florida's 30th Annual Con-
ference on Water Management
to be held Sept. 7-9 at the Sani-
bel Harbour Resort & Spa in:
Fort Myers.
Co-sponsored by the Flori-
da Department of Environmen-
tal Protection and the state's
five water management dis-
tricts, the conference will pro-
vide a forum for state and local
leaders to discuss the chal-
lenges facing water policy
makers at the local, state, fed-
eral and international levels.
"As we celebrate the 30th
anniversary of the conference,
we can come together to learn
from the past and build for the
future," said South Florida
Water Management District
Executive Director Carol
Wehle, who will also serve as
this year's conference host.
She will replace SFWMD Exec-
utive Director Henry Dean who
retired June 1 after 30 years of
public service to the state.
Invited guests include for-
mer Florida governors Bob
Graham and Bob Martinez, as
welLas present Gov. Jeb Bush.
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary


Colleen Castille is a scheduled
speaker. '
More than 400 people are
expected to attend, including
elected or appointed public
officials, professionals
involved in planning for local
governments and those
involved in water resource pro-
tection or allocation. Also
attending are professional staff
from Florida's five water man-
agement districts and the Flori-
da Department of Environmen-
tal Protection, representatives
from academia, and members
of the business community.
A two-day series of panel
discussions and break-out ses-
sions on topics such as the his-
tory and future of water man-
agement, environmental
restoration, water supply and
technology in water manage-
ment will be featured during
the conference. Conference
attendees can also choose
among field trips to local areas
of interest.
For registration or exhibitor
information, visit the Annual
Conference on Water Manage-
ment Web site at www.mcrae-
co.com/acowm_conf.html or
call (800) 259-2318 or (850)
906-0099.


Red leafed hibiscus


When does a Hibiscus look
like a Maple tree? An office visitor
brought in a cutting to identify
last week from a low mainte-
nance shrub with a dark red
three-lobed leaf. A little searching
showed that this plant was False
Roselle, which can quickly add a
patch of deep maroon color to
your Florida Yard.
False Roselle, Maroon mallow,
Red-Shield hibiscus and Cranber-
ry hibiscus are all different names
for Hibiscus acetosella. A tropical
African native, it has been collect-
ed to the point of disappearing in
those lands. Not only does it have
use as an attractive short-lived
flowering perennial in the land-
scape, its young leaves and
shoots have been added to salads
.for color, cooked with rice or veg-
etables because of their slightly
acid flavor and are sometimes


used for tea.
One of the challenges about
this plant is that it is confused
with another Hibiscus plant
known as Roselle, sometimes
called Florida Cranberry (H. sab-
dariffa). Roselle is grown in the
tropics for its red-seed pod that is
cooked, preserved or used in
teas. A popular brand of herbal
hibiscus tea uses Roselle fruit as
its source, not the False Roselle.
Young leaves of this Maroon
Mallow are burgundy, and get
darker and turn grayish as they
become older. The plant suckers
and thickens quickly, and may
reach a height of 10 feet, if left un-
pruned. But if allowed to grow
too tall, the woody stems will
bend and break. As an ornamen-
tal, it looks best if kept trimmed to
a three-six foot height, which
encourages branching and a


fuller appea
This hib
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pests, and d
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escape into
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for easy color
rance. Roselle will freeze to the ground,
iscus is reported to which will act as a natural prun-
nematodes and insect ing method. In.colder areas, cut-
oes well in sandy soil. tings may be rooted or seedlings
vill wilt and droop but potted up to keep it as an indoor
ver when irrigation is potted plant during the winter.
ull sun will bring out False Roselle is a short-day
t color of the False plant, so during the fall and win-
ter small pretty pink or maroon
it may be very useful flowers appear between the red-
ul screening plant in dish leaves. These flowers are
ds recovering from smaller than Chinese Hibiscus
cause of its rapid blooms, and unless you're look-
upright habit. One of' ing for them, they may be over-
aster gardeners had it looked.
zape before last year's A possible problem comes
reports that it came from the prolific seed production
hout any problems. It of this plant: One garden author
come spot of color in stated that when pruned branch-
m-scape. Be sure to es were drug across the yard, the
here it has room to seed fell and produced many
vatch that it does not new plants. Be careful where it is
natural areas, used and be sure to keep an eye
northern areas, False out for unwanted seedlings.


,Harris vows to fight offshore oil inventory issues


WASHINGTON D.C. U.S.
Rep. Katherine Harris, of Florida,
vowed last Tuesday to fight a pro-
posed inventory of offshore oil
and gas resources off. the state's
Gulf Coast.
The U.S. Senate voted last
Tuesday to conduct the oil and gas
inventory in the Western Gulf of
Mexico, an area where oil and gas
exploration has been banned
since 1981, when Congress placed
a moratorium on the develop-
ment of oil and gas sources in the
area. Currently, the moratorium is
scheduled to expire in 2012.


"This inventory scheme is an
attempt to make an end-run
around the protections that Con-
gress placed on the Outer Conti-
nental Shelf to protect the marine
habitat and ecology of the Gulf,"
Harris said. "I have stood with my
colleagues in the Florida delega-
tion to ensure that these protec-
tions are kept in place, and I will
continue to do so. We'll fight to
ensure that this fragile ecosystem
is not victimized by those who
would subject these areas to oil
and gas drilling, for the good of
our environment and our state's


tourism industry."
Harris, who represents Flori-
da's 13th District along the state's
Western Gulf Coast, noted that the
inventory amendment would
compromise the protections
extended by the moratorium,
potentially opening the door to oil
and gas drilling in an environmen-
tally sensitive area, with disastrous
consequences for the Western
Gulf.
The inventory calls for "seismic
3-D exploration surveys," which
produce powerful and repeated
explosions in the water and would


be disruptive and harmful to the
sea life in the area, as well as to the
state's tourism industry. Harris
also noted that increased oil
exploration in the Gulf could be
disruptive to military training exer-
cises in the area.
The inventory amendment
was sponsored by Sen. Mary Lan-
drieu of Louisiana, a vigorous sup-
porter of expanded oil and-gas
exploration in the Gulf. Harris
vowed to continue the fight
against the inventory from her
seat in the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives.


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sistance in the application
process should contact HR.
DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ 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
Opportunity Employer.
(888) MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
MAINTENANCE PERSONAL
Now being hired.
Ortona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


MANAGEMENT

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

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


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


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Uniform Room Clerk
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The GEO Group, Inc.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

Starting Salary $28,300.
The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections, offers a
challenging and exciting opportunity.
We offer full benefits.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
EOE, M/F/V/H

COMPUTER OPERATOR I
(Computer Operators L-1)
(#64041925)
Clerical position in
Clewiston Environmental Health Office:
duties include computer network support,
must have working knowledge o
LAN/WAN/Desktop PCs/Internet.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or call Jim @ 863-674-4041 x154
for more details. EEO/AA
S... .... --

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 during training period. Benefits,
bonus, and travel cost paid. Must be 21 years or older with
clean, class 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 at that time.



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


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, DFWP


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 experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today; (800)741-7950.
RECEPTIONIST
For agribusiness in
. lewistn.area,.general
i office, typing & computer
skills required. Position
offers a competitive wage
To apply send resume with
current salary to Hilliard
Brothers of Florida. 5500
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116


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.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
'is -loymen
FulTme 2


Charlotte Community Mental
Health Services, Inc.
Project Recovery
Temporary F/T positions for approx. one year. Employees
are needed to provide services to individuals & families who
have social service & mental health needs resulting from
Florida's 2004 hurricane season. Candidates w/ exp. in
providing services to trauma clients are preferred.
1 FL Licensed Mental Health Professional
LMHC, LCSW, LFMT or Psychologist required.
2 Child Therapists
Masters degree in Human Services field with three years
exp. working with children and their families. FL license
and exp. working with impact of trauma is preferred.
2 Certified Addictions Professionals (CAP)


BS & 3 years exp. required; CAP


2 Vocational Case Managers
BS & 3 years exp. as case manager/vocational counselor.
2 Child & Family Case Managers
BS & 3 years exp. working with children & their families
Contact Judy V, HR 1700 Education Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941)639-8300 Fax:. (941)639-6831
Email: ivanderweelef(ccmhs.org
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AP/PAYROLL
CLERK NEEDED
Responsible for all aspects of payroll,
employee benefits, workman's comp
and accounts payable.
Must be reliable, organized, able to meet
deadlines, able to multi-task and maintain strict
confidentiality. Computer experience a must.
Full time position. Please submit application to:
Palm Terrace of Clewiston 863-983-5123.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT; South Bay Must have previous
experience as an Administrative Assistant in a professional
environment. Must have excellent communication and
organizational skills as well as proficient in Word, Excel and
PowerPoint. This position will support an Executive Director
within the healthcare community. Must have reliable
transportation. Bilingual preferred but not necessary EOF
Please e-mail your resume to mleedsOlorhnorg or fax to
(561)993-1271.

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The GEO Group, Inc.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SPECIALIST
Needed at South Bay Correctional.
Mental health Masters degree required.
4 day week, salary 35K +
comprehensive benefit package.
Supervision for licensure provided.

LEAD COUNSELOR
(Substance Abuse)
Masters Degree.
Certified addiction professional with
mental health experience.

THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902 EOE, M/F/V/H
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Utility Operator/Mechanic/Electrician- Citrus Processing
Southern Gardens Citrus has openings for Utility
Operator/Mechanic, Mechanic, and Electrician.
Seeking a utility operator/mechanic with 3 to 5 years experience
working with utility systems including potable water, steam,
compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, and waste water
systems.
Experienced mechanic with a working knowledge of hydraulics
pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus processing equipment.
Experienced electrician familiar with principles of motor control
centers, process control circuits, AC / DC drives, ability to reach
and understand electrical schematics and National Electric
Codes.
High school or equivalent required; excellent pay based upon ex-
perience and qualifications, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and over-
time. Shift work and weekends required.
f interested contact the HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax
863.902.4315, or dmelton~southemgardens com. SGC is an
equal opportunity employer.

Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
COUNTY MANAGER/GLADES COUNTY
Under direction of five (5) member Board of County Commis-
sioners, serves as Chief Administrative Officer and provides
general supervision of County Department Directors. Strong
management skills required with major experience in plan-
ning, zoning and budgets. Four year degree in public admin-
istration, management or planning is desired but will
consider successful local government management experi-
ence as qualifying. Salary: $60,000- $70,000 depending on
education and experience.
Send Resume To:
K.S. Jones Chairman
Glades County Board of County Commissioners
Post Office Box 10
500 Avenue J
'Moore Haven, Florida 33471
EOE/Drug Free Work Place


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.



WATER TREATMENT
PLANT SUPERINTENDENT

The City of Pahokee is accepting applications for
a Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.

Applicant must have at a minimum a
Class "B" Florida drinking water plant operator's
license and a valid Florida Driver's license.
Must pass a drug and background screen.

Applications available at the Personnel Office
171 Northlake Blvd., Pahokee, Florida 33476
Monday-Friday. Phone 561-924-5534 ext. 14.
Please submit resume with application.
Open until filled. 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.


CHILDCARE NEEDED- in my
home for 7yr old and 19 mo
old, 3.1/2 day/wk M,T,TH &
F $200. mo 863-447-1141
WEEKEND BABYSITTER
WANTED- for a lyr old, your
home or mine, Ref's re-
quired. (863)261-2751 or
(863)697-6509.
Shop here first
The classified ads
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


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

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


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HENRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Regitered Nurses
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ground Ex I' ccrparable l'. aduc-atur rra nrg l,'r.
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ideal cand.dar-e .t l ha.-e I e so L)D.etar. M Cerr.
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req M., perf 1-rr lin .okir d nare -ee.en
Director of Quality Improvement
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patcrnt care a-se'sa ,gppnorurutte-l& I'c. nr-,c. ir. uaJiy
of care del,. e.red Is\ ,na.nzaann nec.rrfla-.-trtT, j-e i.-np.; e,
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Competitive Salary ExcelLent Benefits -
CLinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-02-3079-or Fox resume to: 863-983-0805
Orug Free Workplace EOE


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The GEO Group, Inc.

RN'S NEEDED
CERTIFIED DENTAL TECHNICIAN

The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.
THE GEO GROUP
South Bay Correctional Facility
600 US Highway 27 South
South Bay, FL 33493
Phone: 561-992-9505
Fax: 561-829-1902
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LABOR FINDERS\

| DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
$ All Types of Work Available
I E* 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. $
9 (Across from Clewtston Inn) $
(863) 902-9494

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 Mode
#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!
installationn 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.


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(800)836-3464 #3102428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033, CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
Amazing opportunity to slip-
proof floors, tubs and show-
ers. Commercial and resi-
dential in your protected
territory, Includes training.
High income, low overhead,
minimal investment,.
(561)488-4098.'
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877) 843-8726
B02002-37).
PROFIT NOW! With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
(800)710-2872 Distributors
Needed! (Se Habla Espanol).
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051 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 Billsl Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.


Services



Babyqitting 405
Child Car N.eded 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

















DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School BoardBus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.kGO:Be2.f.us






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

















ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex.
clues govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.


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


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HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
(772)489-6837
OLD TIME CHESS GAME
on metal stand $25
863-467-7659


COFFEE MAKER (Betty
Crocker) 4 cup, auto drip,
new in box, $15.
(863)983-7751.
GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
shape. $250.
(886)697-2969
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100. (863)763-7989
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
WASHING MACHINE, Maytag,
Almost new w/Whirlpool
Dryer. $200'for both.
(863)674-0212


BMX JUMPING BIKE- Needs
some work. $17D0.
(863)697-8918
RACING BICYCLE- Trek, Tita-
nium, Excellent condition.
New $1000. Asking $125
(863)467-4328



BUILDING SALE "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30X 40, 40X60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
allbldg.com
Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE Sav-
ings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50.
Perfect Garage/Work-
shop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have
you looked for It?

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Glider Settee
This do-it-yourself glider set-
tee seats 2-3 adults and fea-
tures an adjustable sunshade.
Step-by-step directions and
basic construction techniques
make it simple. The. project
measures 51 in. long by 28
in. deep by 65 in. tall.
Glider Settee plan
(No. 369)... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 plans incl. 369
(No. C94)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects).. ..$2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip,
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.-
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


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TUPPERWARE SETS
BRAND NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
or will sep. (863)634-6018


LAMPS- 2, $20. Will separate.
(863)357-4831


ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, .lue,
like new w/ wire basket
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY.
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Merchandise



Air Condtioeners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
B Is & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswar, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Lines 1 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
lblevision/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.


CREWEL EMBRODRERY
PIECES (5) Colorful. From the
70's. Finished, but need fram-
ing. $20 all. (863)983-1848
CREWEL EMBROIDERY PIEC-
ES (5) Colorful. From the 70's.
Finished, but need framing.
$10 all. (863)983-1848
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $15. (863)983-1848



COMPUTER, Compaq, key-
board, mouse tower, &'
desk, $149. (863)983-7751


CHINA CABINET- Solid, needs
refinishing, very nice and
heavy, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6434.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
"$300./all. (863)674-0467.
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
white, good condition, $50.
(863)467-7170.
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697-1702.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
LIVING ROOM SET: Sofa & 2
Chairs. Very good condition.
Tan w/brown print. $125 for
all. (863)675-2285
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
.or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
(863)467-2930
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
top, asking $70.
(863)675-5090.
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
Good condition. $2000.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg'. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.
SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



STATIONARY BIKE
Excellent cond. $20
863-467-7659
TREADMILL- Wenslo, works
good, $50. (863)467-6434.



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
863-697-1123


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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
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSEL PUPPIES, 2
Males, 1 Female. 5 wks. old.
Call Alice @ (863)357-3528
leave message.



VOLUNTEER
For Dolly Han
Center. If intere

561-99
JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
LOP BUNNY, Cute. Muse
area. $6. (863)675-4981
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP.
Male, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749




never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
condition. $600.
(863)674-0457



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



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-491.2 leave.
message.
POOL TABLE- 8' regulation,
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
SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547.


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
WARREN WRENCH, For a
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202



HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
almost new, excellent condi-
tion. $95. (863)467-2112


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, June 30, 2005


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 815
Farm Producb 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 11yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
Saddle, Veach, western,
16/2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707



RIDING MOWER- 12HP, with
rass catcher, runs good,
400 (853)635-3465.



RS NEEDED
d Cultural Arts
.sted please call

3-11610

COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250

SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs .good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent92.O
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.



Professional single male, 49,
college graduate, employed,
quiet. Seeking rental on lake or
canal w/lake access. Good
view a plus. Moving 6/30.
Day (800)633-5953 ext. 1360
Evening (205)248-6696


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

FEMALE or young female pro-
fessional to take over lease
at College Club Apt. in Ft.
Myers, near FGCU. 3 great
roommates. Your own BR &
BA. Free pool, DSL, Cable,
Tanning, Gym & Computer
lab. We pay your move in
fee & 1st mo. rent $550.
mo. & $40. util. Move in
date 08/08/05
(863)675-6058


LaBelle Female Senior:
Looking for Senior Female to
share large home. $400 mo.
+ sec. dep. (863)675-0866
SHARE HOUSE- Female only,
in country, walk in closet,
full bath, Horses OK, leave
message (863)902-8553.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sall1015
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 Wanted1065
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 NC.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


LAND, 51/V acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, $210,000.
305 -342-7 1 33/
305-636-5092.
*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



ASHEVILLE, NC MOUNTAINS
Gated Community. Spec-
tacular View & River Home-
sites. Clubhouse, Mountain
Spas, Paved Roads, View
Tower, Riverwalk. NEW
PHASE JUST STARTED!
www.bearriverlodge.net.
(866)411-5263.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.comn (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
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
S800)704-3154 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST' E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Montana Land Auction: July
22, 2005. +/- 577 acres,
Jefferson River frontage,
world-class hunting/fishing,
awesome mountain views,
+/- 1 hour from Bozeman.
RK Auction (406)485-2548,
(406)485-2399 www.Mon-
tanaLandAuctions.com.
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-
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doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.


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$112,000
* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$275,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MONTURA
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$40,000 per lot
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* Listings Needed


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*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
w/Lot $119,000
* River View Lots available on
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Call for Details
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* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
COMMERCIAL
* Office & Retail Space available
in Shopping Center
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RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $l,800/mo
* 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo
* 2BR, 1BA in Moore Haven
$525/mo


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Under Contract Call for Detals 9 Commercial Lots on US
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S8 Lots Zoned R1-B
Lo.tSALePENDINI500 $400,000
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3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor
$87,500 ACREAGE
3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $84,900 9.9 acres Sears Rd. under
MONTURA Citrus SOLD!! $94,900
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$34,990 Scenic region.
views, canyons, trees, lull-
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ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
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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.
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$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(888)770-2240.
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Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
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I Buy Houses, Land, Campers,
Boats or anything, any con-
dition. (863)228-2761.

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lot 2005
Mobile Home Part 2010
Meble Homes Ret 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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




Located In mobile home park
1br, 1ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015
Located in mobile home park
2br,1ba $7995 or best offer
(239)671-2015
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.
Moore Haven, '95, Fleetwood,
3br, 2ba, furn., 16x80, nice,
must be moved. Zone 2.
$16,500. (863)946-0670


New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106

MUSE AREA '02 DWMH
wide, 5br, 2ba, 2000 sq. ft.,
on .48 acres, nicely land-
scaped, $140,000
(863)675-4912 Ivlye message


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everyone. For kids, it's a tree house, fort and jungle
gym all rolled into one. For parents, it's a sturdy
playhouse with a safety-conscious design and a
clean, unobtrusive look. It features a smooth hard-
board slide, two sandboxes and a gable roof with a
canvas top.
The structure stands a little more than 10 feet tall
and is 6 feet square (not including the ladder or
slide). The floor is about 5 feet off the ground.
Play Structure plan (No. 839)... $9.95
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CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1 )REDUCED
Very Nice,
2/2 DW,
Fenced,
Screen Porch,
DW Carport,
2 Sheds
I $72,900


2) Midstate
Loop Special,
3/2 DW,
Fence
Carport, bhed
572,)00


3 Tropical #28
/ 11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x1 Shed.
MUST SEE

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Carport,
Sm. Shed


2160 W. Hwy. 27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART
983-4663
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Recreation

R i]iii1

Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495. 302-422-4992
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.


BOAT 17 Ft..Coflpniteiy
r(n rinlelo 1 35 n r p r1,:r,r
biniinr Top. $39U00
(863)673-4405
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trlr, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
Ron.
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100(863)357-1796
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.


CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
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
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1000. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
WILL TRADE Mobile w/ LG.
FL.. Room For Travel Trailer
Okeechobee (865)924-9228



PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
(863)824-0963
Grab a bargain from your
.neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.


SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
.good, $2000.
(863)467-1704/634-5833.



HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA TRX 125 w/Reverse,
Electric Start, New Piston.
$500 (863)357-2549
YAMAHA PW80, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or(863)634-5402.




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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
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
(863)675-5090.
KIA SPORTAGE 1999, All
power, A/C, CD & More!
Runs & Looks good. $3500
(863)675-3774
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME
'96, Loaded. $3500. or best
offer. (863)599-1209
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
STARCRAFT POPUP 1979
$800 (863)675-3574
SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.



FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213
TRAILER for construction
storage. $350 or best offer
(863)357-3633
Find t faster. Sell it sooner
In the classified


DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
(863)763-2156.
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some work,
good tires, no leaks, $1500
firm. (863)634-4338.


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
RADIAL TIRES & WHEELS
(5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
863)357-3981.
REAR END- for F350, $100.
(863)357-3981.
TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
(863)634-4202
VW FOX,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.
(863)824-8749.
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


CHEVY 3500, '98, dually flat-
bed, V8, auto, a/c, $5500.
(863)697-3074
DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray, $40 (863)635-3390
FORD 150 XL, V6, auto, a/c,
$5000. (863)697-3074
FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best offer.
(863)357-4595. Ron
FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692.
FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. (863)634-7706.
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.
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FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4000 or best
offer (863)234-1522.


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public *
Legal Notice 55100




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 05-072 CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANTHONY R BRATHWAITE, SR.
Deceased.
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of An-
thony R Brathwaite, Sr., deceased,
whose date of death was June 20,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 261-95-5963, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 30,2005.
Anthony R Brathwaite, Jr.
Personal Representative
Attomey for Personal Representative:
Alison C. Hussey
Flonda Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
2O. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: (863) 675-5800
Fax No.: (863)675-4998
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-022 CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DANIEL GOLDEN WOOSLEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Daniel
Golden Woosley, deceased, whose
date of death was December 30,
2004, and whose Social Security
Number is 267-83-4290, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry .County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO Box 1760, LaBelle, FL
33975. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
,MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 OAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent and oth-
er persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is June 30,2005.
Joann J. Woosley,
Personal Representative
Alison C. Hussey
Florida Bar No. 0116165
PAVESE LAW FIRM
Attorneys for
Personal Representative
RO. Drawer 2280
LaBelle, FL 33975
Telephone No.: 863 675-5800
Fax No.: 863 675-4998
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) ES. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attorney will sell the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any liens; net proceeds de-
posited with the clerk of court; own-
er/lienholder has right to hearing and
pet bond; owner may redeem vehicle
or cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve
Inspect 1 week prior @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person interested ph
(954)563-1999
Sale date July 22, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309
15028 1980 Chevrolet Monte Cado 2dr
Vin#: 1Z373AD406326 CC: Okeecho-
bee Sheriffs Office, 540 NW 4 St.,
Okeechobee, FL cust: Monique Ren-
nolds, 25 N. Deleon Ave.. Titusville, FL
lienor: Mikes Garage & Towing, 2855
W Hwy 60 Okeechobee, FL
772-569-0516 lien amt $3273.66
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. CP-05-05 I

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Franklin D. Simmons, Revisl
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Rorida Depa
Sugar Corpora'
The administration of the es- Bryant Mill Roa
tate of Franklin D. Simmons, This is a revision
cents name aor
deceased, whose date of Ia, Stnor Victa
death was 12/4/2004; is ClewistonFlor
pending in the Circuit Court Thisrevision will
for Glades County, Florida, 0.7% for Boiler
Probate Division; File Num- forth three b
ber CP 05-05; the address methodlangua
of which is P.O. Box 10, The perm ing a
Moore Haven, FL 33471. Permit, in acc
The names and addresses of sponge receive
ent decision or
the personal representative The Permitting Ai
and the personal representa- mit for aperio
tive's attorney are set forth NOTICE OFIN
below. ceivedWbytheln
All creditors of the decedent period, by the
and other persons; who at Post Office E
have claims or demands holdahpubric
-against decedent's estate, mines there is
including unmatured, contin- time, date, and
gent or unliquidated claims, area affected I
and who have been served a Permitting Authff
copy of this notice, must file or comments
DRAFT Permit,1
their claims with this court require, i appli
WITHIN THE LATER OF availableforpu
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER A person whose:
sion may peti
THE DATE OF THE FIRST 120.569and 1
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- information set
TICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS Counsel of the
AFTER THE DATE OF SER- B1oulevar, M2
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS hseentitled t
NOTICE ON THEM.. in fourteen day
ceipt of the no
All other creditors of the dece- FS., however,
dent and other persons who cy action may1
have claims or demands less of the date
the decent's applicant at the
against the decedent's es- pe tole aa
tate, including unmatured, of that person'
contingent or unliquidated Sections 120.5
icipate as ape
claims, must file their claims of the presdiI
with this court WITHIN 28-106.205of
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER A petition that dis
THE DATE OF THE. FIRST isbasedmusti
PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- nflacioni
TICE. 0b) The name,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED addressor
WILL BE FOREVER nation of how
BARRED. minaion;
NOTWITHSTANDING THE (c.A statement
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH niA statermei
ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED penonmusosi
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE (e) Aconcis,
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S ntemen
DATE OF DEATH IS Feaer aaormor
(g) A staten
BARRED.fion petitioner
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI- i,ifn
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS n.,on, rl i,
June 30,2005. .:. .:.
Attorney for 28-106.301, F.
Personal Representative: Because the adir
Michael A. Rider action, the filin
may be different
Florida Bar No. 175661 whose substan
13 N. Oak Avenue' miting authority
Lake Placid, FL 33852 Mediaion is note
Telephone: 863-465-1111 In addition to th
Personal Representative: 7661d(b)(2), a
Elizabeth I. Simmons sy) days of
m n od as establi
PO. Box 996 any permit revi
Moore Haven, FL 33471 revision that w
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states to theA
sections within
NOTICE OF SALE arose after the
EPA does not
the provisions.
TO: Roxanna Castleberry EPAmust mee
909-13 Fla. Ave. filed with the A
ington, D.C. 20
Clewiston, FL 33446 A complete proje
hours, 8:00 a.n
.mYou are hereby notified that. Po ti
the property stored by you: Ps,
with Dyeps Rental3, Ulrifl ..,. ....
#45 50 loc3teD at 32q P,'lM!r i,,,
Coirr ercio Slre ClC iew&s- te'Teo e .r.
ton,-FL 33440: The items are
believe to be household and AfEctebet'ctaL
Palm Beach Coun
miscellaneous items and will AirPollution Conti
be sold to the highest bidder 901 EvemiaStree
for cash at the above ad- WestPalmBeach
dress on 7/13/05 at 11:00 Faelo: (561) 355
a.m. at Dyess Rentals along
with advertising costs in the The complete pro
mailk.ton submlited
amount of $770.00 plus der Section 40
$39.68. We reserve the right Envirsnmental
to refuse any and all bids. tional Informatii
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DAVIE Attorney General
Charlie Crist concluded that a
police officer can park a police
car in the driveway of his home
even though a homeowners
association rule bars "commer-
cial" vehicles from being parked
in the neighborhood. Crist deter-
mined that police care ars are not
commercial vehicles, and there-
fore the association's rules can-
not prevent the officer from leav-
ing the cruiser in his driveway
when he is off duty.
Crist issued Attorney Gener-
al's Opinion 05-36, at the request
of Davie Town Council member
Susan Starkey, who on. behalf of
the town asked for a formal
determination of whether a
marked police vehicle assigned
to a law enforcement officer is a
commercial vehicle.
"Public safety is the first duty
of government, and law enforce-
ment officers are among the
most heroic citizens in our socie-
ty," said Crist. "To suggest that
these officers are somehow
engaged in commercial activity
stretches common sense
beyond the breaking point. Offi-
cers provide an invaluable pub-
lic service, and the visible pres-
ence of a police car in a
residential neighborhood can


only contribute to the safety of
that neighborhood."
The opinion was requested in
response to the situation of
Miami Beach police officer Kevin
Millan, a resident of the Davie
neighborhood of Carlton Ranch-
es. The neighborhood's home-
owners association said Officer
Millan's practice of parking his
police cruiser in his driveway
violated association rules against
commercial vehicles.
The attorney general traveled
to Officer Millan's home to pres-
ent the opinion personally to
Council member Starkey and
Officer Millan.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE TITLE V
AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DRAFT Permit Projlect No.: 0990061-008-AV
on to Title V Air Operation Permit No. 0990061-001 -AV
U.S. Sugar Bryant Mill
Palm Beach County
rtment of Environmental Protection (permitting authority) gives no-
it to issue a Title V Air Operation Permit Revision to United States
Don for the U.S. Sugar Bryant Mill located off U.S. Highway 98 on
id, Palm Beach County.
n to Tie V Air Operation Permit No. 0990061-001-AV. The appli-
id address are: United States Sugar Corporation, William R. Raio-
e President, Sugar Processing, 1731 South W.C. Owen Avenue,
idda 33440.
incorporate the terms and conditions of air construction permit,
007-AC, which changed the fuel oil sulfur content from 2.5% to
s 1, 2, and 3, and limited the combined 24-hour fuel consumption
oilers to 80,000 gallons. This revision will also add the alternative
ge for demonstrating compliance with EPA Method 9, and will add
sonably Available Control Technology) limit for Boiler No.5.
authority will issue the PROPOSED Permit, and subsequent FINAL
ordance with the conditions of the DRAFT Permit unless a re-
ed in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
significant change of terms or conditions.
authority will accept written comments concerning the DRAFT Per-
d of thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the "PUBLIC
TENT TO ISSUE TITLE V AIR OPERATION PERMIT REVISION'
ints must be post-marked and all facsimile comments must be re-
ose of business (5:00 p), on or before te end of this 30-day
Permitting Authority; the Department of Environmental Protection
ox 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549 or facsimile. As part of
nments, any person may also request that the Permiting Authority
neeitny on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority deter-
sufficient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the
d location on the Department's official web site for notices at
ee state if us/onw and in a newspaper of general circulation in the
by tie permitting action. For additional Ilotrmation, contact the
ority at the above address or phone number. If written comments
received at a public meeting result in a significant change to the
the Permitting Authority shall issue a Revised ORAFT Permit and
cable, another Public Notice, All comments tiled will be made
blic inspection.
substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decl-
tion for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections
20.57 of the Florida Statutes (ES.). The petition must contain the
Sforth below and must be filed (received) in the Office of General
e Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth
ill Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, -,isori,,,
2, Fax (850) 245-2303. Petitions filed by any persons omer man
o written nice under Section 120.60(3), FS., must be filed with-
ys of publication of the public notice or within fourteen days of re-
tice of intent, whichever occurs first Under Section 120.60(3),
any person who asked the permitting authority for notice of agen-
file a'petition within fourteen days of receipt of that notice, regard-
e of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the
e address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any
petition within the applicable time period shall constitute a waiver
s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under
569 and 120.57, FS., or to intervene in this proceeding and par-
irty to it. Any subsequent intervention will be only at the approval
Ig officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule
the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
putes the material facts on which the permitting authority's action
contain the following information:
and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
umoer, i known;
address and teleNhone number of the petitionename address
number oatte petotines representive, iany, whic sa e e
vice purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
petitioners substantial rights will be affected by the agency deter-
it of how and when the petitioner received notice of the agency
senacMon;
at of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the
0 state;
e statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and
entitle petitioner to relief;
mf the s cifc rules or statutes the petitioner contends require
ican dolle agency proposed action; and,
Ment of the relief sought bythe petitioner, stating precisely the ac-
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed
rt; h,, I 1''.I r,.: Ir., mi iI IjiN up .f wr., r. ir. ,h I.Tll'm U-
i.A [l i' Jl' ll f [r i ij 0 ) ij r. 1 ji.T: nl.. ic ll'l'j, r .i. l ,,l '.
.[ ii'i |h r ;u* ll llijl ijrll.:i j :fp rirlt l.ll"- a: i '1l rly Hi.iu i
A.C.
ninistrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
ig of a petition means that the permitting authority's final action
nt from.the position taken by it in this notice of intent Persons
ntiaf interests will be affected by any such final decision of the per-
y on the application have the night to petition to become a party to
'in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
available for this proceeding.
e above, pursuant to 42 United-States Code (U.S.C.) Section
ny person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60
the expiration of the Administrators 45 (forty-five) day review pe-
shed at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d b)(1), to object to issuance of
sion. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit
were raised with reasonable specificity during the 30 (thirty) day
nt period provided in this notice, unless the petitioner demon-
Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such ob-
the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection
comment period.. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the
stay the effective date of any permit property issued pursuant to
of Chapter 62-213, EA.C. Petitions filed with the Administrator of
t the requirements of 42 U.S.C, Section 7661td(b)(2) and must be
Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Wash-
1460.
ct file is available for public Inspection during normal business
1. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at:
nr.
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,Florida 33402-0029
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ject file includes the DRAFT P.: mr i ir, io' ,i... i' ..1' 1 J t. ,, in,' .
d by the responsible official, ;..clui>. 0l ntiDi laI I" lNui us,
13.111, F.S. Interested persons may contact Mara G. Nasca,
Manager, at the above address, or call 239-332-6975, for addi-
on.
05


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S 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 Rockys Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, Melanle Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, in said Court, 1, Ronald E. Lee, Sr., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right title and interest of the defendant Rockls
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 8 LOT 11 Parcel #:
R1-34-43-31-020-000B-011.0 Also known as 1100 Qulncy 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 defendant's, Rocky's Roofing Corporation;
Lester Davis, Melanie Davis, rdght, title and interest in the aforesaid real proper-
ty, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, allprior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASHIN 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 supervisor


DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Board of directors of Disston Island Conservancy District has caused
to be prepared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work
and improvements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2005 and
ending September 30, 2006; the same may be examined at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E: (Trey) ess 111 Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida. The Directors of Dlsston Island Conservancy District.will meet at
United States Sugar Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess II1 Office, 2025 W. US
Highway 27, Clewiston, Florida on July 12,2005 at 10:00 A.M., for the purpose
of hearing objections and complaint with respect to said budget
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
SERMON E. DYESS, III, CHAIRMAN
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NOTICE OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS'
MEETING SCHEDULE
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 FOR
DEVIL'S GARDEN WATER
CONTROL DISTRICT
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that.the
Board of Supervisors' Meetings of
Devil's Garden Water Control District
are scheduled for the fourth Monday
of each month.
Devil's Garden Water Control District
Meetings begin at 1:30 RM. and are
held at the Office of Alico, Inc., 640
South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal the deci-
sion of the Board of Supervisors with
respect to any matter considered at
the public meeting herein referred, he
or she may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record Includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the -
appeal is based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Ameri-
can with Disabilities Act, any person
requiring special accommodation to
participate in this proceeding should
contact the District at (863) 675-2966
at least five (5) days prior to the date
of proceeding.
DATED this 22nd day of June 2005.
DEVIL'S GARDEN
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
65833 CGS 6/30/05


MEETING NOTICE
S Souimest Florida
Workiorce eDe1opnent Board
Region 24
Date: Wednesday July 13, 2005
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Career and Service
Center of Lee County
4150 Ford Street
Extension
Fort Myers, FL 33916
Info: Benlta Richards
239-992-8000 Ext. 240
65812 CGS 6/30/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) F.S. United
American Lien & Recovery as agent
with power of attorney will sell the fol-
lowing vehicles) to the highest bidder
subject to any liens; net proceeds de-
posited with the clerk of court; own-
er/ilenholder has right to hearing and
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
In reserve .
Inspect 1 week prior @ llenor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person interested ph
(954)563-1999
Sale date July 22, 2005 @ 10:00 am
3411 NW 9th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL
33309
15027 1976 Honda MC Vin#:
GL12024085 R/O William Warren Ste-
phens, 4944 Cleveland-Ave A41, Ft.
Mers, FL cust: William Stephens,
12225 Schonner Ln SW Moorehaven,
FL lienor: Pro Auto Repair, 49 N In-
dustrial Loop, LaBelle, FL
863-675-1109 lien amt $2346.56
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Rab422
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NOTICE
AUCTION on Friday, July 1,2005
at 9:00 a.m. at1233N.W. Avenue L,
Belle Glade, Florida
Property of Regina Atkinson
Books, clothes, household items and
misc. items
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Florida's employment report for May


Florida's May 2005 unem-
ployment rate was the lowest
experienced by the state since
February 2001. The state's sea-
sonally adjusted May 2005
unemployment rate was 4.0
percent, down from the revised
rate of 4.2 percent in April and
down 0.8 percentage point
from 4.8 percent a year ago.
Florida's seasonally adjusted
unemployment rate for May
2005 was more than a full per-
centage point lower than the




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national rate of 5.1 percent.
In May 2005, seasonally
adjusted nonagricultural
employment grew by 225,500
jobs over the year, growing at
3.0 percent, twice the national
rate. By comparison, the
national rate of growth was 1.5
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NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION
A primary election to elect the City of Clewiston City Commissioners will be held
STuesday, August30, 2005.
The qualifying period for the election is July 12 until August 2, 2005.
Commissioners with expiring terms are Matthew A. Beatty, Melanie McGahee, and
James L Pithnan.
Qualifications to be eligible to run: The candidate must be a resident of the City of
Clewiston, be a registered voter, open a campaign account, and pay a five-dollar
filing fee from that account.
You may qualify during regular office hours at city hall. If you need more informa-
tion, please call Iva Pittman at (863) 983-1484.


Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing toIhe South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be. received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.


La eleccion primaria para elegir a los comisionados de la ciudad tundra lugar el dia
30 de Agosto, 2005.
El plazo para la presentation de candidatures sera desde el 8 de Julio al 2 de Agos-
to del 2005.
Los comisionados cuyos terminos expiran son Matthew A. Beatty, Melanie McGah-
ee, and James L. Pittman.
Calificaciones necesarias pare ser eligible como candidate: Ser resident de la
Cuidad de Clewiston, votante registrado, tener una cuenta corriente bancaria de
campana, y pagar cinco dollars con un cheque de esa cuenta para el archive de
su candidatura.
Usted puede presenter su candidatura durante horas de trabajo en la Casa Munici-
piii.iy r,.li listed necesita mas information puede dirigir su Ilamada al

Iva Pittman
65591 CGS 6/30/05 Deputy Clerk



NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF AN ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Clewiston City Commission will conduct a
PUBLIC HEARING on July 18,2005, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Commission
Chambers, 115 West Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. During the Public Hear-
ing, the City Commission proposes to enact final passage of the ordinance which
is set forth as follows:


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BUUAU OF DIRECTORS
BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
SERMON E. DYESS,1 III, CHAIRMAh


DISTON ISLAND CONSERVANCY DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING
JULY 7, 2005
6:00 P.M.
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The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to all Diston Island Conservan-
cy District landowners regarding the "Work of the District" regulatory require-
ments of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) applicable to all
land that is tributary to Lake Okeechobee. All landowners will have an opportunity
to participate in the EAA Environmental Protection Districts Master Management
Plan Permit issued under Ch 40E-61, Rules of the SFWMD and by this participa-
tion to avoid individual permit requirements of the SFWMD.
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RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Board of Directors of Ritta Drainage District has caused to be prepared
a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the work and improve-
ments of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2005 and ending Sep-
tember 30, 2006; the same may be examined at United States Sugar
Corporation, Sermon E (Trey) Dyess, III Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440. The Directors of Ritta Drainage District will meet at United
States Sugar Corporation, Sermon E. Dyess III Office 2025 W. US Highway 27,
Clewiston, Florida 33440 on July 12, 2005 at 11:00 AM. for the purpose of
hearing objections and complaints with respect to said budget. /
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RITTA DRAINAGE DISTRICT
STEVE STILES, CHAIRMAN
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit bave been received for projects) in Glades County:
Farm Op Inc (Farm 1) PO Box 3088, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted Applica-
tion 050505-18 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00118-W to irrigate 209
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Table
Aquifer and the project is located in Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 28
East.
Farm Op Inc (Farm 1 Field 5) PO Box 3088, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted
Application 050505-22 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00144-W to irrigate
220 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Water Ta-
ble Aquifer and the project is located in Section 29, Township 42 South, Range
28 East.


Iva Pittman
Deputy Clerk


AVISO DE ELECCIONES DE LA CUIDAD


No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report.
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Carroll E Jones, PO Box-384, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
050325-16 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 30 acres of agricultural lands. The
water will be withdrawn from the Surticial Aquifer and the project is located in
Section 4, Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
Alico Inc (Alico Basin 20) PO Box 338, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Applica-
tion 050518-25 for modification of Environmental Resource Permil
26-00503-S-02 for 1958.10 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be dis-
charged to the C-43 Canal and the project is located in Sections 19,20,29,32,
Township 43 South, Range 31 East.
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report .containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PIV
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there foi
after reviewing the staff report.
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BOLLES DRAINAGE DISTRICT
NOTICE BUDGET HEARING
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Chapter 75-383, Florida Acts of
1975, the Board of Directors of Bolles Drainage District has caused to be pre-
pared a budget of the cost of maintaining and operating all of the Work and irm-
provements of the District for the period beginning October 1, 2005 and ending
September 30, 2006; the same may be examined at United States Sugar Corpo.
ration, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess Ill Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewiston,
Florida. The Direct of Bolles Drainage District will meet at United States Sugal
Corporation, Sermon E. (Trey) Dyess III Office, 2025 W. US Highway 27, Clewis-
ton, Florida 33440 on July 12, 2005 at 12:00 RM. for the purpose of hearing ob-
jections and complaints with respect to said Budget.


ORDINANCE NO. 2005-05
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, RELATING TO TRAFFIC AND VEHICLE REGULATIONS;.AMENDING
ARTICLE II, CHAPTER 70, ENTITLED "SPECIFIC TRAFFIC REGULATIONS" OF
THE CITY CODE; PROVIDING FOR ENACTMENT OF A NEW SECTION 70-33,
ENTITLED "USE OF JAKE BRAKE PROHIBITED;" PROVIDING FOR DEFINI-
TIONS; PROVIDING FOR SIGNAGE' PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING
ORDNANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.
A copy of the proposed ordinance Is available in the City Manager's Office, City
Hall, 115 Ventura Avenue, Clewiston, Florida, for the inspection of any interested
parties and interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed ordinance, If any person decides to appeal any decision
made with respect to any matter considered at this meeting for public hearing,
such person may needinsure tnsure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and any evidence upon which the ap-
peal is to be based.
Wendell Johnson
City Manager
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CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
ASSESSMENTS FOR THE YEAR 2005
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in accordance with the provisions of the Laws of
Florida, the Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Drainage District, a drainage dis-
trict organized and existing under the Laws of Florida, and embracing lands with-
in Henry County, has caused to be prepared a Budget showing the requirements
of the District for maintenance, operation and administration during the year be-
gihning on the first day of October, 2005, and ending on the thirtieth day of Sep-
tember, 2006. Said Budget, among other things, shows the amount of
Maintenance Assessment per acre necessary to be levied upon the lands within
said District for the year 2005.
The said Budget is now on file and may be examined at the office of the Secretary
of the District at Clewiston, Florida. The Board of Supervisors of Clewiston Orain-
age District will meet at 10:15 A.M., Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at the office of the
Secretary of the District in Clewiston, Florida, for the purposes of hearing objec-
tions and complaints with respect to the Budget and for the purpose of transact-
ing such otherbusiness as may properly come before said meeting.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF
CLEWISTON DRAINAGE DISTRICT
BY:/s/DwightR. Graydon
General Manager/Sec. Treasurer,
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SUGARLAND DRAINAGE 298 DISTRICT
NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING
JULY7,2006
UNITED STATES SUGAR CORP. OFFICES
Please take notice that there will be a meeting of landowners within, the Sugarlan
Drainage District on July 7, 2005 at 6 pm to be held in the offices of the USSE
SAgricultural.divislonlocated inClewiston, in the building to the north of the cou-
porate headquarters at 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue:. ;
The purpose of the meeting is to prvIde information to1I Sugariand 298 Distridt
landowners regardIng the Works of the Distct" regulation requIrements of the


avoid individual permit requirements of the SFWMD.
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