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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: July 14, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Clothes,
clothes, clothes
The women's ministry out-
reach "Extending Arms" and
"Clothes Closet" will be open
to the public Saturday, July 16,
from 9-11 a.m. Located in the
Fellowship Hall at St. John First
Missionary Baptist Church, 600
Southwest 8 Street, Belle
Glade. We have clothes for
women, children and men. We
have all sizes, all items are free.
For questions or concerns call
(561) 996-1705 after 4 p.m.

Program at
the library
Thursday, July 21 at 11:30
a.m., the Belle Glade Branch
Library will be presenting a
program with storyteller and
folk musician Grant Livingston.
The program is about Florida's
land, water, creatures and peo-
ple. For more information,
please call the library at 996-
3453.

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 thereafter
as possible, at the Belle Glade
City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., Blvd., West, Belle
Glade to review regular City
Commission agenda.

2005 Tri-cities
league meetings
Regular meetings will be
.held the fourth Monday of each
month at 6 p.m. as follows: July
25, Belle Glade City Hall, Aug.
22, Pahokee City Hall, Sept. 26,
South Bay City Hall, Oct. 24,
Belle Glade City Hall, Nov. 28.

Support
our troops
The Woman's Club of Belle
Glade will be sending pack-
ages of much needed items to
our military men in Iraq. If you
have a friend or a loved one
serving in Iraq and would like
us to send them a package of
supplies, give us their contact
information in Iraq. We want
to make sure our troops from
the Glades arereceiving sup-
port from their community. For
more information please con-
tact Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chairper-
son at 996-0129.

H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South
Bay have recently formed a
group called H.O.P.E. "Helping
Others Pursue Equality." This is
due to the monthly increase in
our water and sewer bills and
will decide our course of
action. Meetings are scheduled
the first Wednesday of every
month in the Miracle by Faith
Fellowship Hall, 1035 N.W 1
Street, South Bay. Your atten-
dance will make a difference.


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Classifieds . .19-21
Obituaries .........2.
Opinion . . .4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE The Pahokee
Police Department arrested a
man, accusing him of stabbing
another person once in the
chest, and again in the back,
before fleeing the scene.
His victim was treated for his
injuries and was able to identify
his attacker, leading to the
arrest of the suspect.
The incident happened July
3, at approximately 3:30 in the
morning at Blast Avenue.


Officers
responded fol-
lowing the
incident to 169
Adams Place,
where the vic-
tim, 22-year-
old Antuan
Wint, was
lying on the
floor. He had Samuel
multiple Arnold
wounds on his
body as a result of the stabbing
incident and was bleeding.


Wint told responding offi-
cers he was having difficulty
breathing, but.was able to sup-
ply officers with information
regarding the stabbing.
According to Wint, while he
was in the area of Blast Avenue,
he was approached by 18-year-
old Samuel Arnold, who report-
edly challenged him to a fight.
When Wint tried to walk away,
he said Arnold chased him with
a knife, catching up to Wint
when Wint fell after trying to


run away and losing his footing
against the ground. "Sam stood
over me and stabbed me once
in the chest, saying he was
going to kill me," Wint told offi-
cers.
When Arnold tried to stab
Wint a second time, a witness
to the incident and a friend of
Wint's got involved and held
Arnold back for a moment. In
pain from the stab, Wint tried
running but couldn't, even as
he saw the suspect rushing at


him once more.
When Wint fell again,
Arnold managed to stab him in
the'back. Wint turned around to
defend himself and was
-stabbed a final time, in the
hand. Arnold got up and walked
away.
Wint's friend helped him
back to his home.
After supplying officers with
information, Wint was trans-
See Stabbing-Page 10


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Walter Phillips watches over the children;in the recreation departNent's sumnder'pro-
gram. His technology program offers kids the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of
computers and the Internet.

Tech program reaches kids too


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Walter
Phillips, network administrator
and all-around computer tech-
nician, hopes that his newly
implemented technology pro-
gram will motivate both chil-
dren and adults to overcome
their fear of the.computer and
the Internet.
Working in partnership
with the Paholsee Recreation
Department, and a number of
other local organizations, he
has his chance.
Mr. Phillips works with
approximately 70 to 80 kids in
the summer program at the
-city's recreation department.
Since coming on board late
last year, Mr. Phillips has taken
all that he knows and struc-
tured a program geared specif-
ically for kids.
They learn the ins and outs
of the computer, taking time to
familiarize themselves with
frequently used programs like
Word and Excel. Many chil-
dren have computers in their
own home, many don't, but


the exposure.to the computers
helps them advance whatever
knowledge they do have, said
Mr. Phillips.
You'll notice some kids act-
ing better in class for the privi-
lege of working at a computer,
even if it means working on
their math and language skills
on the computer. "They think
it's a game they're playing,"
said Mr. Phillips.
From kindergarten to mid-
dle school, most children like
to use the computers. When
they're especially good in
class, the kids get 10 to 15 min-
utes at a time to play games on
Web sites affiliated with com-
panies like Disney and Cartoon
Network.
But the children aren't the
only ones getting the lessons.
/ According to Mr. Phillips,
the senior citizen program run
by the city's recreation depart-
ment has incorporated the
technology lessons into their
daily schedule. Though some
of the seniors still have reser-
vations when it comes to com-


puters, there are at least a
handful of "computer men-
tors," who help the rest when
a problem comes up.
. "We provide the resources
and the general knowledge
and they take it from there,"
said Mr. Phillips.
The most difficult aspect of
the lessons, according to Mr.
Phillips, is helping the seniors-
overcome their initial hesitan-
cy in handling modern tech-
nology they do not under-
stand.
"They say, 'I don't want to
break anything.' I convince
them they're not going to
break anything," he said.
With an administrative
password locking them but
from installing programs on
the computer, the seniors have
as much freedom as they need
to explore the world of the
Internet.
Perhaps a more difficult
issue for Mr. Phillips is not
entirely in coaxing the seniors
. See Program Page 10


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
SOUTH BAY A group is
looking to build a Howard
Johnson hotel in the South
Bay area. The company,
Givans and Associates, a real
estate investment firm, has
contacted the city with a pro-
posal.
According to city officials,
the next step is to meet with
the representatives behind the
move and discuss the concept
and the possibility of making
the project happen.
Though the majority of the
city commissioners support
the concept, commissioners
said they would still like to
learn more regarding the


planned construction project
prior to approving the sale of
the land.
Commissioner John Wil-
son told commissioners he
has been actively working
with the company in bringing
it to the city. He has been hav-
ing discussions with Andrae
Givans, the president and CEO
of Givans and Associates of
Connecticut, for approximate-
ly the last six months leading
up to the company's propos-
al.-
At the July 5 city commis-
sion meeting, he asked his fel-
low commissioners to sup-
See HoJo Page 10


GCDC awards



scholarships

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza ure out a nice way of declin-
BELLE GLADE When it ing the offer. GCDC board
comes to the future of the -members, on the other hand,
children in the Glades, there is cherish their jobs and the
no doubt that the board of opportunity to help out when
directors at Glades Communi- it becomes necessary to do
ty Development Corporation so.
(GCDC) in Belle Glade, along Throughout the year,
with GCDC staff, feel an obli- according to Autrie Moore-
gation to serve. Williams, the executive direc-
Putting their money where tor of GCDC, her board mem-
their heart is, the group has bers and her staff donated
once again donated out of money for the cause. It is
their own pockets scholar- quickly becoming a tradition
ships to three lucky Glades at GCDC to raise money to
students for college. help out students financially
Some people serve on through college. For the last
boards because they've been
asked to, and can't quite fig- See GCDC -Page 10


Rotarians donate bicycles


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Anxious
to get their new bikes on the
road, over 20 area children
waited their turn to get a bicy-
cle. After reaching the hearts
of a few good Rotarians
through their written essays,
the children's eyes were lit
with excitement.
Thanks to the efforts of the
West Palm Beach Rotarians,
together with the help of its
sister chapters in Boynton
Beach and Lantana and the
cooperation of agencies in the
Glades, the children will now
have bikes to use for the sum-
mer.
Without the generosity of
the organizations that made
the donations possible, the
children would have gone
without the bicycles.
West Palm Beach Rotarian
Art House, a 27-year member
of that organization, was on
hand to present the bicycles to


the eager children. According
to Mr. House, the organization
annually gives out bicycles to
children for Christmas but this
year they decided they would
try something different.
Art's son, an active member
of the rotary, agreed with the
concept of giving the bikes to
kids for the summer and
helped in putting the bikes
together for the give-a-way.
"We wanted to give it to
them this summer so they will
have something to work with,"
said Mr. House.
They got the support of the
school district and told Super-
intendent Art Johnson that the
bicycles would be given away
free to the children who wrote
the best essays on why they
deserved to get a bike this
summer.
The area middle school
principals were also informed,
and the community at large,
through advertisements over


the radio and an outreach
effort in partnership with We
Help CDC of Belle Glade.
Some of the essays were
funny, Mr. House said. Others
were touching.
One child wrote, "I want a
bike this summer so I don't
have to run behind all the
other kids with bikes." Anoth-
er said, "I want a bike so I can
catch the ice cream truck."
In a contest where the kids
were vying for a bike to call
their own, there was at least
one letter that caught Mr.
House's attention for its self-
lessness.
Leon Rolle wrote an essay
asking for a bike, though he
admitted it wouldn't be for
him. He would like his grand-
mother to have one. Mr. House
presented Leon with a bike
last week, along with a check
to his grandmother so she
See Bike -Page 10


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Over 20 area children received a bike to use for the summer,
thanks to the efforts of the West Palm Beach Rotary Club. We
Help CDC of Belle Glade also pitched in to help in the philan-
thropic gesture. Pictured: Art House with a few of the lucky
bike recipients.


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 14, 2005


Wedding


Amber and Jonathan

Carnahan and
Street wed
Amber LeAnne Carnahan of
Lake Placid, and Jonathan
Edward Street, formerly of Moore
Haven, are proud to announce
that their wedding was held on
Sunday, June 12, 2005 at Placid
Temple Church of God in Lake
Placid. Amber is the daughter of
David and Deborah Carnahan of
Lake Placid. She is a member of
management at Sunshine News-
paper Printing.
Jonathan is the son of Laona
and Ronald Destefano of Ortona.
He works for Tillman Construc-
tion in Lake Placid. The couple
will reside in Lake Placid.


Birth


Christopher Arland Pappas
Arland (AJ) and Michelle Pap-
pas of Moore Haven are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Christopher Arland. He was born
on May 30, 2005 at Health Park in
Fort Myers. He weighed seven
pounds, seven ounces and was 19
inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are:
Nicole and James (Terrel) Fielder
of Clewiston.
Paternal grandparents are:
Donna and Demitrius Pappas of
Moore Haven.
Great-grandparents are: Del-
phia Kent and the late Arland Kent
of Moore Haven and James (Jim)
and Shirley and Betty Fielder.


Jennifer Bolden receives


the
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established to pro- total of $85,000.
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"Wow, Happy 100th Birthc
We can'tbelieve it, she's 100 years old. Happy B
Adelaida Ortega. She has 10 wonderful children,
grand children, 55 great-grandchildren, and 16
great-grand children. We all love her so much ai
to have her here with us longer.


Fellowship

Education dren diagnosed with ADHD.
Jennifer Bolden is the Glades
ded a full Central Community High School
a $12,000 2001 Salutatorian, Palm Beach
County 2001 Governors High
School ALL -STAR, 2004 Summa
Laude graduate of FAMU with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Psy-
chology and a minor in African
American Studies and a GRE test
score of 1260.
Jennifer is the daughter of Lon-
nie and Verdell Bolden of Belle
Glade. She is the sister of Tonya
Bolden a teacher in New Port
ifer Richey (Pasco County), and
en Lonette Bolden a Social Services
Director Nursing and Rehab Center
at Avant in St. Cloud, Florida.
er will be Jennifer's family and all her
rt conduct- friends around the Glades, the lake
g the long- and the coast wish her the best of
)me of chil- luck.


Taylor


elected


Sto board
Commissioner Janet B. Taylor
at the annual conference held at
the Tampa Marriott Waterside
S^ Hotel and Marina in Hillsborough
County, June 24 was elected to
represent State Senate District 31
on the Florida Association of
Counties Board of Directors. The
core mission of the Florida Asso-
ciation of Counties is to ,"
increase the capacity of Florida
counties to effectively serve the
citizens of the state through leg-
islative action" FAC provides
county officials with an array of
legislative activities to carry out
his mission.
This year she will serve as
Vice-Chair of the Florida Counties
Foundation. This State organiza-
tion mission is To enhance the
leadership skills of county offi-
cials, to facilitate innovative think-
ing and action by those leaders,
and ultimately to enable counties
to proper as communities in the
Jay" 21 century.
Commissioner Taylor was also
birthday elected to the Small Counties
and 26" Technical Assistance organiza-
great- tion. This program is entering its
nd wish 13 year of working with counties
d wish under 75,000 population to
improve management and serv-
ice delivery.


Obituaries


Bessie Briant Jones
Bessie Briant Jones, age 102, of
Clewiston, died July 5,2005.
She is survived by her daughter
Marianne Bishop (Moye) of
Clewiston, grandson M. Lynwood
Bishop, Jr. (Rosalind) and great
grandsons Moye Lynwood Bishop
III and Taylor Ashmore Bishop, all
of West Palm Beach; one nephew
James T. Briant of Atlanta, GA.
She was preceded by her hus-
band, Otis A. Jones and grand-
daughter, Elizabeth Briant Bishop.
Mrs. Jones, born in Georgia,
was a 71-year resident of Clewis-
ton, after having lived in Miami
from 1926 to 1934. She was active
in youth activities and Garden Club
in her earlier years and a member
of the Community Presbyterian
Church.
The funeral service was held at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home, in
Clewiston, on Saturday, July 9,
2005 at 11 a.m. The service was
conducted by Dr. William Stepp of
Memorial Presbyterian Church in
West Palm Beach.
In lieu of lowers, please send
donations to Hope Hospice of 100
W.C. Owen Avenue, in Clewiston
or the charity of your choice.

Chester Martin Wood
Chester Martin Wood, age 76, of
Lakeport passed away, June 28,
2005 at home under the care of
Hope Hospice. He was born Oct.
10, 1928, in Knoxville, Tenn. to the
late Onnie Martin Wood and Julia
Ellen 'Lawley' Wood. He retired to
Lakeport as a contract manager
with Motorola in Boynton Beach.
He was veteran of the U.S. Marine
Corps serving in the Korean Con-


flict. Memberships included the
Baptist Church, life member VFW
post 9528 of Okeechobee, Doric
Lodge 140 F. and A.M. of Ft. Laud-
erdale, The York Rite Bodies, Mahi
Shrine Temple, Miami, Ft. Laud-
erdale Shrine Club.
He will be remembered by: A
special friend, Helen Goodman;
children, Ted, Kenny, Patti and Lisa;
eight grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren and friends.
A memorial date is not set at this
time.
The family suggests memorials
to Hope Hospice or your nearest
Shrine Children's Hospital.
Arrangements by Akin-Davis
Funeral Homes-LaBelle.

Tracy Loftis
Tracy Ann Loftis, 46, died Friday,
July 1, 2005 in Encinitas. Born July
10, 1958, in Yosemite, she was a
member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints and had
played volleyball. She was active in
her children's plays and wrestling
meets and coached softball and T-
ball. She participated in a number
of causes, including the search for
a cure for juvenile diabetes, and
contributed to the Multiple Sclero-
sis Foundation and Right to Life
Foundation.
Mrs. Loftis was preceded in
death by her father, Ronald Smart,
in 1998 and her mother, Sharon
Smart, in 1999.
She is survived by her husband
of two years, Thomas Loftis, of
Carlsbad; sons Addison Rader, Gar-
rett Rader and Nelson Rader of
Carlsbad; daughters Ashley Rader
and Kristy Rader of Carlsbad;
stepchildren Forest Loftis and
Thomas Loftis of Carlsbad; brother


and sister-in-law Robert and
Wendy Smart. She was the daugh-
ter-in-law of Thomas Loftis Sr. and
Caitlyn Loftis of Clewiston, sister-
in-law of Berneace Pereiro and
Renee Varnum of Clewiston, and a
host of nieces and nephews all of
Clewiston.
Viewing was held at 9 a.m. on
Friday, July 8, followed by the
funeral at 10 a.m., at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3450 Camino de las Coches, Carls-
bad. Burial will follow at Eternal
Hills Cemetery, 1999 El Camino
Real, Oceanside.
Memorial donations may be
made to the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation, 5677 Ober-
lin Drive, Suite 110, San Diego, CA
92121.

Raymond Francis
Plank
Raymond Francis Plank, 69, of
Clewiston, died peacefully at the
home of his sister in Lake Harbor
on Friday, July 8, 2005, after a long
fight with lung cancer.
He was born Dec. 24, 1935 in
Polk City, later his family moved to
the Glades and he was raised in
Lake Harbor. He graduated from
Belle Glade High School in 1953,
and-then joined the Navy in August
1954. After staying in the Navy four
years, he went to work for
.Williams Funeral Home in Belle
Glade.
In 1962, he went to Gupton
Jones Mortuary School in Dallas,
Texas and graduated in 1964. After
returning to the Glades he worked
at Wetherington Funeral Home in
Pahokee, Mixon Funeral Home in
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Chapel in Belle Glade. He started
work. for the Palm Beach County
Road and Bridge Dept., in April
1967, where he worked his way to
supervisor.
He retired from Palm Beach
County in June 1998. Since then,
he enjoyed fishing with his
nephews, Barney Bowden, Donny
Shaw, sister Judy Shaw, great
niece, Cheryl Ann Shaw and great
nephew, Donny Shaw III.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Winnie Wingate Plank
in April 1977, his brother Rollin Earl
Plank, in May 1990, his father,
Rollin Otto Plank, in August 1990,
his sister, Emma Idella "Prissy"
Spinks in January 1993 and sister
Linda Plank Langdon, in May 2003.
Survivors include his brother,
Leland H. Plank of Sylva, N.C., sis-
ters, Barbara Austin of Lake Har-
bor; and Judy Shaw, of Clewiston;
and many nieces and nephews,
and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday July 12, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel in Belle Glade with
Pastor Rod Ruby officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Ridgelawn
Cemetery in Clewiston. Pallbearers
included, Allan LeBeau, Donald
Christian, Little Joe Spangler, Larry
Norman, Barney Bowden, Sutt
Austin and Honorary Robert L.
Newton.
All arrangements were handled
by Glades Funeral Chapel in Belle
Glade.


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Church News


First Christian Church of
Clewiston, on the corner of Fran-
cisco and Esperanza, will have as
guest singers and speaker, Artie
and Dora Carnes of Freedom,
Indiana, for both services 11 a.m.
and 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.
Artie is editor of "The Christian
Contender" magazine and minis-
ter of Pleasant Hill Community
Church. He is also director of the
Newly Formed Rock Haven Chris-


Spears joins the


South Lake's Ad


Services team


tian Service Camp.
The Carnes have been fea-
tured as guest singers at several
large conventions. Artie has spo-
ken at the prestigious "Kiamichi
Men's Clinic" in Oklahoma.
The Carnes held a very suc-
cessful revival for First Christian in
January 2003. Jackie Miller, minis-
ter of First Christian extends a cor-
dial invitation for everyone to
attend.


Computer winner
Randy Waguespack won a home computer when he
signed up for On Line Banking at Olde Cypress Commu-
nity Bank. Congratulating Mr. Waguespack on having one
of the two winning entries is Chris Shupe, President/CEO
at Olde Cypress Community Bank.



Youth camp's car


show draws many
The 2005 Camp E-Tu-Makee and awarded certificates in the
Car Show took, place, on the following classes: Best Truck,
game field of the EckeYd Youth Car, Engine, Paint and "Under
Alternative, Inc. wilderness Construction" automobile.
camp in Clewiston for at-risk Along with the event, the car
youth. On Saturday, June 18, club members treated the
members of two local car campers and staff to a delicious
clubs, the Rollin' Car Club and lunch of barbecued ribs and
Big Lake Cruisers, drove their the works. Following lunch, the
show cars down to the camp to car club members toured the
give the 50 resident boys a residents' -campsites and
chance to learn about show redt ap
cars, auto restoration and gained a true appreciation of
appreciation for this wonderful the lifestyle of E-Tu-Makee
hobby, campers!
The campers viewed This event is part of a five-
antique cars and trucks, cus- week educational session cen-
tomized road vehicles, motor- tered on cars and a Pinewood
cycles and enjoyed some Derby, a race event using small
.impressive sound systems and wooden cars that the boys
hydraulics. The boys voted for make themselves.


South Lake's Ad Services
Department, which includes The
Sun, Clewiston News, and
Glades County Democrat wel-
comes Annette Spears, its
newest addition to the team.
Annette was born in Pahokee
and is a lifetime resident of
Clewiston. She was hired at the
end of June, and being in her
third week on the job, Annette is
already right on the ball.
Mrs. Spears has a BFA degree
in visual communications/digital
design and has the necessary
training in sales and marketing
to step right into an asset role for
the South Lake group.
Mrs. Spears has worked for a
newspaper company (The Daily
Record) in Dunn, North Carolina
where she obtained her experi-
ence in ad design.
Annette will be helping the ad
service department designing
ads and will also be in transition
soon to help in sales and market-


Staff photo/ Ideybis Gonzalez
Annette Spears is the newest
addition to INI's ad services
department
"I'm so excited, am having a
lot of fun learning new things,"
said Annette about her job.
"I can't wait to start the sales
part of the job. I love to spend
time with my family and being a
dedicated full-time mom, but
finally am able to accomplish my
career and what I love to do the
most," added Spears.


Clewiston Bank

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rep is pi
Miller Couse, President and
CEO of First Bank of Clewiston
has announced the promotion of
Deborah Alston Van Sickle to the
position of Senior Vice President
and Chief Lending Officer effec-
tive July 1.
Mr. Couse stated, "It is very
gratifying to have the' talent
inside the bank to fill the Chief
Lending Officer position. Debo-
rah's knowledge and enthusi-
asm make her an ideal person to
take us safely into the future."
Mrs. Van Sickle has enjoyed a
long .and successful banking
career beginning as a bank teller
in 1977 with the Bank of Belle
Glade then joining the First Bank
family in 1998 as commercial
lender.
She states, "I'm excited about
having this opportunity to serve
our local communities in a larger
capacity. Our Bank's Board of
Directors understand the unique
needs of our borrowers and
work with management to
establish appropriate products
to meet those needs First
Bank is the Pioneer Bank of the
Glades!" Deborah and her hus-
band Grant and daughter Stacy
reside in Clewiston while her
son Jacob and his family live in
Belle Glade. I
First Bank incorporated in
1922 and today has two offices
in Clewiston with additional


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Courtesy photo
Deborah Alston Van Sickle
new Senior VP and CLO for
First Bank of Clewiston
offices in LaBelle and Riverdale.


Doctor appointed to new board


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WEST PALM BEACH Dr.
Lucy Valencia,has been appoint-
ed t6 the Quantum Foundation
board of trustees. Valencia, a
native of Bogota, Colombia,
received her Bachelor of Science
Biology from Eastern New Mexi-
co University, and continued her
graduate work at the University of
Osteopathic Medicine & Health
Science in Des Moines, Iowa.
She served her residency at St.
Vincent Hospital where she was
Chief Resident in Family Practice.
She also served as Co-chief of
Internal Medicine at the Miami


Heart Institute and in 2001
received the Resident of the Year
Award.
Dr. Valencia holds member-
ship in the American Osteopathic
Association, United States
Colombia Medidal Association,
the American Academy of Family
Physicians, American College
Family Physicians, Association of
International Physicians of North-
west, Southern Medical Associa-
tion, and American Academy of
HIV medicine.
Dr. Valencia opened Valencia's


Medical Care Center in 2002,
which is located in South Bay
where she serves the residents of
Belle Glade, South Bay, Pahokee
and Clewiston.
The Foundation is in its eighth
year of grant making. Since
inception, Quantum has awarded
funds to initiate 437 grants in the
county totaling over $53 million.
In addition, the foundation
has forged partnerships both in
and outside the county. These
partnerships have resulted in
matching dollars totaling over
$60 million as of June 28, 2005.


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Speak Out

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

Setting the record straight
Although you will probably not print this, I am hoping that there
will be some speck of decency in you. On the afternoon of July 4,
two things. Although I was fired from the Fourth of July festivities by
the city manager and the mayor, I still wanted to be a member of
the community and go up there to see the festival. While walking
up the dike, I was confronted by a Pahokee police officer and he
said I was not welcome up there. I turned and left. Before I got
home, I had some people ask me why I wasn't there and I said
because I'm not involved with it. They said that's because you quit.
I want to set the record straight. Larry Wright did not quit Grassy
Waters or the Fourth of July. I hope you print this, Sun.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Under normal circumstances,
names would not be used in a Speak Out call. But due to his per-
sonal insistence and his allegation against a law enforcement offi-
cer, the decision was made to allow Mr. Wright to use his name.

Thank you to all
To all those citizens who were involved in getting the health
department to open this week in Pahokee thank you so much.
To the mayor and commissioners and the city manager. Apparently
it's St. Mary's Hospital. I saw a sign this morning. From what I
understand in town, they are doing a great job and Dennis seems to
be unbelievable. Also, the medical situation. You can get immu-
nizations, all your shots, stitches, you can finally get a Tetanus shot
someplace. Thank you so much to all those concerned.

Living in a dump
Is anyone else sick of seeing the trash piles around Belle Glade?
They've been there so long that weeds have been growing up
through them. Wouldn't it be considered illegal that the city collects
payment for trash pick up when they don't pick it up? I'm not talk-
ing about my garbage it's picked up regularly. But the trash piles
that are set out. I am so tired of looking at my neighbor's trash pile
that I could just scream. For two and half months they have been
there. If the piles are too large, it seems that the city could have
picked up a little bit over the last two and a half months and would
have been their regular pick up. I'm tired of looking at it, I'm tired of
paying for it and I think I need to start deducting it from my water
bill and see how the city likes that. Come on commissioners, take a
ride around this city and see what a dump we are living in.

Crime delay
I'm concerned about the safety of our citizens who live in the
city limits of Belle Glade. On Tuesday, July 5, one of our elderly
ladies was followed home from the grocery store by a group of


young men. They go to the end of our street allowing one man to
get out of the vehicle. This young man walked quickly up the street
to this lady's house. As she was getting out of her vehicle, he
grabbed her around the neck and took her purse and ran up the
street to the waiting car. After several calls made by neighbors to
the police department and sheriff's office, an officer responded one
hour later. The response time to this incident does not speak favor-
ably for our law enforcement. My question is, are we really safe liv-
ing in the city of Belle Glade?

We need better protection
Belle Glade citizens. We are not protected by our Belle Glade
Police Department. I have tried to have a positive attitude about you
being chief. But it is totally impossible. A Belle Glade resident was
followed home from U-Save July 5. She was choked and robbed
before entering her home. The robbery was reported immediately
and also by several neighbors. The police department finally came
nearly one hour later. We see how you are running the department.
It is time Belle Glade residents are protected by the Palm Beach
County Sheriff's Department.

Still no local chief
The local candidate from Pahokee, which applies to the Paho-
kee police chief, was in the bottom five, but some dirty politics
knocked him out. Readers, within the next six months to a year,
remember this date because they will be getting rid of this out-of-
towner for some reason. In the past, we've always had a home
grown chief. Now due to politics, we can't have one. What is
wrong with this picture? We have went through three chiefs since
the last home grown chief. Someone needs to look up and take
notice.

Aha!
Now we know why you have suddenly changed directions
about reporting about things in Pahokee in terms of Speak Out and
letters to the editor, which have not been showing up lately. We
know that somebody got to you guys. We know that you were
forced to basically back off. But the biggest smack in the face of the
people of Pahokee is today's profile of Mr. Robert Love. You people
are disgusting.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Mr. Love continues to find his
way into the headlines regardless of recent stories published in The
Sun. Thus, that makes him an ideal candidate for the profile seg-
ment of this newspaper. Unlike other publications and private indi-
viduals, this newspaper does not discriminate. As to your initial
comments, this newspaper is beyond reproach and answers only
to the truth. The truth is out there even in Pahokee. Time will
reveal all.

No thank you
Yes, I would like to thank the editor of The Sun for giving the resi-
dents of Pahokee another hero to really love and really hang onto
and love for all he does for this community and all he's done, so
many lies in the past. So many people, so many children that he's
put onto drugs in his life and now all he does is harass policemen


and private citizens. And you make him a hero? Thank you for the
article on Robert Love. It tells the people of Pahokee where your
allegiance lie.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Our allegiance lay firmly on
the borders of fair and balanced reporting. We do not make deci-
sions for our readers, we merely provide them with enough infor-
mation to make their own informed decisions. Mr. Love has been a
controversial figure in the past and in recent stories. The communi-
ty profile is just another way for the citizens of Pahokee to get to
know the individual who is consistently being featured in this and
other publications. We make no one a hero, nor we do make any-
one a villain. We simply supply information and leave those choic-
es and decisions up to our readers.

Why you dirty rats
It amazes me to see that The Sun has sunk this low to do a com-
munity profile on Robert Love. He's admitted to drug dealing and
causing emotional and medical problems to the youth of this com-
munity because of his drug dealing and compared himself to Nel-
son Mandella. There is no comparison. Robert Love is a criminal
and will always be a criminal. I'm disappointed and will no longer
spend my hard earned money to purchase The Sun until The Sun
gets its act right. You disgust me. You're pathetic in your attempts to
write stories.

Where are my answers?
Every week I look in The Sun paper and read Speak Out. Where
are the answers I want to hear? Here again, we got palm trees in the
middle of the road. I have not got a response on whose idea it was
and who is going to be responsible for the next call to someone that
needs an officer or an ambulance and they can't get through
because there's palm trees in the middle of the road. I would like
some answers.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Speak Out is used in a variety of
manners. Oftentimes it's just a matter of getting a voice heard about
an urgent matter. Sometimes government or private individuals
take notice and action, and sometimes they don't. Sometimes we
use Speak Out as a tool to follow up on what could be a potential

newsworthy story. Your repeated calls about the palm trees have
apparently fallen on deaf ears and we are fairly certain that there
will be no forthcoming solutions to your concerns regarding the
palm trees.

New glory
This is in reference to the flag that was supposedly needs to be
replaced in the Pahokee Post Office. I'm a customer and I just ran
by and they have replaced the flag in Pahokee.

Wright for mayor?
After reading the letter to the editor written to The Sun this week
by Larry Wright, now I can understand why the administration
hates Larry Wright so bad. The reason being is because he has
exposed them for what they are. Larry, if you run for mayor, I'll vote
for you. I can't guarantee nobody else, but I'll vote for you. Some-
one needs to expose that commission up there.


Community Profile: Russell Frank


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: James Russell Frank.
Q: Where were you bom?
A: North Miami. I'm a volun-
teer at the Plantation Fire Depart-
ment and a gentleman worked up
here. I came up about 10 years
ago as a part time. They started a
part-time position to save the
overtime that they were paying.
Chief Humpston thought that
made a lot of sense and called me
three months later and that's how
I got my foot in the door.
Q: What do you do?
A: I was recently promoted to
Captain in March and now I'm
trying to bring us up into today's
standards of fire service. (Q: What
are some of your duties?) First
thing was the negotiations with
the county for the level service
agreement, which we got the
other night. The main thing is get-
ting increased manpower. We
started the pub ed program a few
years back. We started EMS, we
weren't running first responder
for all these years.
Mostly what I do, I have an
associates in fire science, state fire
marshal, what I brought are the
ideas and the education to bring.
us forward. That was sorely lack-
ing. Chief Humpston was the
police and fire chief. In every
sense, there's always been a
police chief in charge of our fire
department. However, they don't
understand what needs to be
done here. Chief Morris recog-
nized that and he asked would I
step in and fill what needs to be


done. That's what I'm doing
presently.
(Q: If you have a fire, how is it
worked?) Presently we still only
have one man on. That's whoever
is on duty that day. I'll give you an
example: A month ago, eight
apartments on one building, I
pulled up and there was a fire in
the front bedroom. All by myself,
pulled a line, checked everything,
advised thdjsheriff's department
to check the apartments for me
while I put on my gear. I broke the
window, knocked it down. Broke
the other window, knocked it
down. Opened the front door, did
a search. Too hot, turned around,
blew all the smoke and every-
thing out. Came back in finished
my search, doing everything
around, come back and said,
"send me help," waiting for Belle
Glade to come in response. It's lit-
erally a one-man department.
(Q: Police Chief Michael Mor-
ris has helped on occasion, cor-
rect?) I wasn't on that call, but
correct. If there's a police officer
available, they'll come and try to
assist. That particular incident
was run by myself for 20 minutes,
finished and completed by one
person.
Q: Why do you do this job?
A: I've been asked how I could
stay motivated with our financial
situation, how I could stay moti-
vated with the red tape. My whole
thing is, God brought me here. I
did quit one time for two 'years
out of frustration, and I went and
got my paramedic license while I
was taking that break and then


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"Being very educated pre-
vents me from being very
afraid. But with God, if He's
ready for me, He's ready for
me."7




Danny Jones asked me to come opportunity to do this here.
back. I decided if God wants me Q: What scares you?
here, then that's what I'm here A: The one man on here is
for. dangerous. We had a fire on
Q: Canyou describe yourself? Northwest 12th in my first couple
A: I'm a triple A personality. I of years here. I had volunteers at
eat, drink and sleep fire. I'm still a the time who weren't really quite
volunteer with Plantation for 14 up to snuff. I couldn't find the seat
years. I live in Plantation and I of the fire from the outside and I
drive here. When I'm not working went inside the building without a
fire here, I'm doing fire there. I hose line, without a rope. I just
used to do all their training. Since meant to step in a couple of steps
I got promoted here, I've stepped to see what's going on and all of a
down from my lieutenant's posi- sudden I didn't know where I
tion in Plantation. I've cut down was. I was scared that day. All of a
my calls. I'm here too much sudden I realize, "Don't panic. I
because this is what I do. haven't moved my feet." I did
(Q: You alluded to God earlier, three steps backwards I was out
are you a spiritual person?) of the building. I've never gone
Absolutely. Absolutely. I think it's into a place without a hose ... I
the only way to survive in this mean, it's against our training.
world. Absolutely. Since it's not But it's also against our training to
finances here, we don't get paid a ever enter a building by ourselves.
lot, if you do any research, you To fight a fire by ourselves. But I
wouldn't believe what I'm paid to have to out here. I can say that
run a department. It's insane. God they don't pay me for it, that peo-
takes care of me on my real estate pie are going to have to die, but I
investments, on the other things can't live with that.
that I do, so that I'm afforded the I'm not afraid of much


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My cat
Felix gets this re-current sore on
his bottom lip. My veterinarian
told me it is called a rodent ulcer.
Does this means he gets it from
mice? Thanks Doc. Alex in
Miami.
A: Hey Alex and good guess-
ing, but the answer is no! A
rodent ulcer otherwise known as
an eosinophillic granuloma has
nothing to do with rodents. It is
nicknamed a rodent ulcer
because if a cat with this ulcer
runs by you really fast, it looks
like they are running with a
rodent in their mouth! Now as to
what it is? It is a combination of a
re-current viral and allergic hista-
mine response in the skin. It is
very commonly seen on the lip,
but can occur on other parts of
the body. It is treated very suc-
cessfully with prednisone/corti-
sone treatments, and sometimes
antibiotics. It almost always
comes back eventually, and is
relatively harmless. Thanks for
the great question Alex. Best
wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My four-
month old kitten "Ty" has recent-
ly started sucking or nursing on
my ear and an old afghan. Any
comments about why this is hap-
pening? Sincerely, Big Mama.
A: Ha! Well hey there Big
Mama! There is a strong possibil-
ity that your kitten Ty may be


doing this because he was sepa-
rated from his mother at a very
early age. Many times this behav-
ior is seen much before four
months of age. This suckling is
very comforting to the kitten and
is usually seen in kittens with
anxiety disorder. This one is
gonna need a lot of TLC. Hope
that helps! Doc Savvy. .

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because of my training. I've taken
every step to learn more. As an
inspector, you understand build-
ing construction. As fire officer,
you understand tactics and strate-
gy. Being very educated prevents
me from being very afraid. But
with God, if He's ready for me,
He's ready for me. I try not to
jump out of a plane without a
parachute.
tB'U' 'that Was the day .that
changed my life. It was very scary.
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: "I Can Only Imagine." It's
just spiritual. To only imagine
when we come face to face with
God. (Q: Have you always been
spiritual?) No. I was married 15
years originally and I got divorced
and it had a lot to do with my ded-
ication to this department. I real-
ized that in one moment every-
thing you worked for can just be
gone. It made me reevaluate
everything. I have since been
remarried and have two great
boys. But it all happened when I
said, "Don't live to work, work to
live."
Q: What irks you?
A: Things that used to irk me
don't irk me as much. Really I
don't find a lot of things irk me
today. When you try to get the bay
doors fixed on the department
and nobody gets it done and it's
been waiting a year, it irks you.
I've learned though, it's not about
me. All I can do is bring forward
my argument and usually it's a
valid argument. Understanding
government, government irks
me. I'm not as well as a chief as I


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Hendry County arrest activity


Editor's note: The following
arrests are not an indication of
guilt. Anyone listed in the arrest
files are wekome to contact the
paper to notify the disposition of
theircase forpublkaton.

Robbery arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces
that on May 4, Mr., Erick Volm, a
delivery for Southern Eagle Distrib-
utor reported that he was robbed
in front of Sonny's Service Center,
located on Harlem Academy
Avenue.
Investigation by the Hendry


County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations led to the arrest of
Jason Hill of West Ventura Avenue,
in Clewiston, and was charged
with Strong Arm Robbery.

Sexual assault arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee advised that
on June 21, the Hendry County
Sheriff Office Criminal Investiga-
tions Division were contacted in
reference to a Sexual Battery on a
12-year old female. Members of the
Hendry County Investigations Divi-
sion met with the guardian of the
victim at the emergency room of


Hendry Regional Medical center.
The Child Protection Team was
notified for an immediate physical
examination to assess the health
needs of the victim.
The suspect, a 16- year old
male, 1017 Alabama Avenue, was
located by members of the Crimi-
nal Investigations Division and
brought to the Hendry County
Sheriff's Office Sub-Station where
an interview was conducted. As a
result of the investigation, the sus-
pect was charged with Sexual Bat-
tery by force.
Subsequent investigation
revealed that the suspect has had


prior sexual assault accusation
charges filed against him.

Narcotic arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces
the arrest of Richard Marshall
Bomse of Winter Haven on July 6,
2005 for Felony Possession of Mari-
juana and the subsequent cash
seizure of $24,300, in Clewiston.
The arrest was the result of an
investigation conducted Wednes-
day evening by members of the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Road Patrol Division and Hendry
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigation Division.


Meth addicts: Endangering children


It is no secret that persons ensure that children found in these
addicted to alcohol or other drugs environments receive appropriate
cannot even take care of them- attention and care, and in 2003
selves, let alone someone else and more than $2 million was awarded
especially not a child. Information for such programs in a Community
provided by the White House Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Office of National Drug Control Pol- Methamphetamine Initiative.
icy (ONDCP) indicates that As continued efforts to protect
methamphetamine users and children from such hazardous
manufacturers take irresponsibility and even deadly conditions,
and neglect to the level of endan- many states are attempting to or
germent. have passed new legislation
Last year more than 10 percent regarding methamphetamine
of meth lab-related incidents in the manufacturing and the involve-
United States involved children, ment of children.
most of whom had been directly or Unfortunately, many elected
indirectly exposed to the highly and law enforcement officials and
toxic chemicals used to manufac- even treatment professionals
ture the drug. Though the number believe that meth addiction is
of children present when law somewhat irreversible or impos-.
enforcement arrived has dropped sible to overcome. However, this
over the last couple of years, the is not entirely true. In fact, Nar-
total number of children affected conon Arrowhead has been suc-
has risen. cessfully freeing individuals from
Drug Endangered -Children the trap of addiction with effective
(DEC) programs have been devel- rehabilitation and education
oped to coordinate the efforts of (www.methamphetamineaddit-
law enforcement, medical servic- tion.com).
es, and child welfare workers to The non-traditional approach to


Marijuana-related


Marijuana has often been
viewed as one of the milder illicit
drugs, but new data from the Drug
Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
shows that the increased potency
of the drug has left many Ameri-
cans getting more than they bar-
gained for.
Released by the Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), the
2002 DAWN survey showed a dra-
matic increase in marijuana-relat-
ed emergency room visits. Overall
incidents showed a 24 percent
increase in the last two years.
Though in the past, most of these
incidents included a mixture of
drugs being reported, the number
of ER visits for only marijuana rose
45 percent.
In the SAMHSA release John
Walters, White House Director of
National Drug Control Policy said,
"This report proves that marijuana
is more harmful than many people
think." Walters continued to say,
"The rising levels of marijuana
potency that we've seen over the
last several years correspond with
dramatic increase in people seek-
ing emergency medical care for
marijuana-related incidents."


Dating back even further, the
number of marijuana mentions in
hospital emergency rooms has
more than doubled since 1995.
Despite this overwhelming data,
there are still those people and
groups that are pro marijuana
legalization.
What these advocates fail to
mention is the truth about what the
drug actually does, to a person,
such as damaging the lungs,
nerves and brain. There are over
400 chemicals found in marijuana
smoke and 60 of them have been
proven to cause cancer. Marijuana
contains the neurotoxin THC,
which is a poison that affects the
brain and nerves. When someone
smokes pot, two things happen
two them: 1) There is an almost
immediate burn-up of vitamins
and minerals in the body. 2) The
nerves in the body go numb.
These two things happen every
time someone takes the drug and it
causes that person's health to
steadily decrease. A person's toler-
ance to the drug also builds and
eventually the person has to smoke
pot almost continuously just to feel
somewhat normal because they
have caused so much damage to


dealing with drug addiction is
based on the research and devel-
opments made by the late Ameri-
can author and humanitarian L.
Ron Hubbard. It is a totally drug-
free program, meaning it doesn't
use or prescribe substitute medica-
tion to treat addiction, and
achieves a success rate many times
greater than the national average,
allowing those that are fully reha-
bilitated to become responsible
once again, even with children.
As just one example, Bobby
Newman was addicted to meth
and began to manufacture it to
support his habit just south of Okla-
homa City. Law enforcement and
family finally intervened enough to
impinge on him and he wound up
at Narconon, long after he had all
but abandoned his son. After com-
pleting the program several years
ago, he is now very active in his
son's life and he enjoys helping
others return to a drug-free life as
well.
For more information or to get
help for a loved one in need, con-


ER visits

themselves.
Marijuana's negative effects
also last well beyond the initial use.
THC is lipophilic, meaning the
chemical, is fat-bonding and gets
stored inside a person's body for
weeks, months and even years
after use ceases.
American author and humani-
tarian L. Ron Hubbard did exten-
sive research in the field of drug
use and rehabilitation and discov-
ered that the stored drug particles
can be released back into the
bloodstream at later periods and
continue to cause further damage
and drug cravings. In his research,
Hubbard also developed a dry-heat
sauna detoxification program that
is totally drug-free and rids the
body of the old drug residues and
restores health. This highly effec-
tive method of detoxification is
used at Narconon(r) drug and
alcohol rehabilitation centers
around the world.
To get help for a loved one bat-
tling drug addiction or to find out
more about the
Narconon program, contact
Narconon Arrowhead at (800) 468-
6933 or visit www.marijuanaaddic-
tion.com today.


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
arrest reports are not an indication
of guilt. Those listed may contact
the paper following the final dis-
position of their cases for publica-

Pahokee Police
Department
July 6: Irvin McKinney, 47, BM,
Burglary/VOP, Larceny/Theft



MLIwS


July 7: Valerie Garcia, 39, WF,
PettyTheft
July 8: Jean P. Vallancourt, 42,
WM, Failure to Appear, FTA two
counts
Latoya Laws, 21, BF, FTA one
count, ITA two counts
July 9: Charles E. McKetton, 37,
BM, Failure to Appear
July 10: Leroy A Burgess, 26,
BM, Failure to Appear
Jose 0. Navarro, 28, WM, Dri-


ving While License Suspended
Belle Glade
Police Department
July4 4: Charles R. Inman, 29,
Domestic Battery
Tavaris James, 20, Battery
Juvenile, 14, Grand Theft
Juvenile,12, Grand Theft
July 5: Lashawn M. Anderson,
25, Warrant/Simple Battery


tact Narconon Arrowhead today at
(800) 468-6933 or log on to
www.stopaddiction.com.
To find out more statistics and
information regarding Drug
Endangered Children programs,
visit
www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov.


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Birding Festival being planned


Planning continues for the Big
0 Birding Festival, scheduled for
Jan. 27-29, 2006.
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the
world experts on the Ivory-billed
woodpeckers, will be the keynote
speaker at the annual dinner, slat-
ed for Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at
the clubhouse at the Glades
Resort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
SR 80 near LaBelle.
Long believed to be extinct, the
confirmed sighting of an ivory-
billed woodpecker in Arkansas in
April, the first in 60 years, is con-
sidered one of the big orithnologi-
cal discoveries of this century,
according to Audubon Florida
Lake Okeechobee director Dr.
Paul Gray.
"Jerry will be on the upcoming
'recovery' team and his address,
'In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker,' should be a big
draw," Dr. Gray said.
Dr. Jackson served as Team
Leader for the Endangered
Species Recovery Team for the
Red-cockaded Woodpecker for
eight years and has served on the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's
South Florida Ecosystems Recov-
eryTeam.
Asked to serve on the Endan-
gered Species Recovery Team for
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, for
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
in 1985, he conducted the last sys-
tematic search for the bird during
that period, and in 1988 led an
expedition for the National Geo-
graphic Society into the moun-
tains of eastern Cuba in search of
the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. His
book "In Search of the Ivory-billed
Woodpecker" was published by
Smithsonian Institution Press in
August 2004, describing his search
for the bird.
Dr. Jackson is Professor of Biol-
ogy in the Environmental Studies
Program and former Whitaker
Eminent Scholar in Science at
Florida Gulf Coast University.
Dr. Jackson's professional
expertise focuses on endangered
species and invasive species of for-
est and coastal ecosystems with
emphases on species biogeogra-
phy and community interactions.
He is author/editor of 18 books,
about 400 articles written for sci-
entific and popular audiences.
He has served as editor of Wil-
son Bulletin, Journal of Field
Ornithology, North American Bird
Bander, Inland Bird Banding, Mis-
sissippi Kite, regional editor of
American Birds, and consulting
editor of Birder's World. He has
also served as President or Direc-
tor of several professional organi-
zations, including the Wilson
Ornithological Society, the Associ-
ation of Field Ornithologists, and
the North American Banding
Council.
Currently a member of the
Invasive Species Advisory Com-


Courtesy photos
Dr. Jerome Jackson, one of the world experts on the Ivory-
billed woodpeckers, will be the keynote speaker at the annu-
al dinner, slated for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at 7 p.m. at the
clubhouse at the Glades Resort, formerly Hendry Isles, on
SR 80 near LaBelle. Asked to serve on the Endangered
Species Recovery Team for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, for
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1985, his book "In
Search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker" was published by
Smithsonian Institution Press in August 2004.


mittee and Editor of Florida Field
Naturalist and the Journal of
Caribbean Ornithology, Dr. Jack-
son has been active in environ-
mental education, having taught
biodiversity concepts at the third
and fifth grade levels and con-
tributed to Public Television pro-
grams, including Canadian Broad-
casting's "Prairie Scapegoats,"
Public Broadcasting's "Scientific
American Frontiers," and Marty
Stouffer's "At the Crossroads -
the Story of America's Endan-
gered Species."
He was co-host of a weekly
nature-oriented feature called
"Southern Outdoors" on CBS-TV
in Mississippi for 13 years, and
now does a daily public radio fea-
ture in southwest Florida called
"With the Wild Things."
In 1995, he served as a short-
term technical advisor to
U.S.A.I.D., lecturing at 11 universi-
ties in Indonesia on modern con-
cepts of biodiversity. For the past
several summers he has taught
Tropical Ecology to North Ameri-
can middle school classes in the
Peruvian Amazon. A Fellow of the
American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the
American Ornithologists' Union,
and the Explorer's Club, Dr. Jack-
son and his wife Bette (also a biol-
ogist and professor at Florida Gulf


Coast University) and their two
sons live in Naples.
Also on the joint Glades,
Hendry County festival schedule,
Julie Brashears Wraithmell, coor-
dinator, Wildlife Viewing Section,
Office of Recreation Services for
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission, will give a
presentation on the fifth and final
section of the Great Florida Bird-
ing Trail, the South Florida section
which will be opening next Febru-
ary. The southern trail includes
Glades, Highlands and Okee-
chobee Counties.
Also new this year, Doris
Greene, Glades County's new resi-
dent "master gardener" will give a
presentation on "Gardening for
Birds." The Glades County agricul-
tural extension office is assisting
with organizing a "Kids are for the
Birds," event for children in Tom
Perry memorial park in the city's
historic riverfront district.
Even as scheduling new tours
continues, several popular tours,
including last year's Barn Owl
Tour, sponsored by the Clewiston
Chamber of Commerce, the ever
popular "Owl Hoot," and others
remain on the schedule, along
with the Arts and Crafts show and
lectures at the Doyle Conner
Building in Moore Haven.
According to Glades County


The recent confirmed sight-
ing of an Ivory-billed Wood-
pecker on the Cache River in
Arkansas April 28, 2005, is
the first verified sighting in
60 years of a species once
thought to be extinct. Dr.
Jerome Jackson, author of
"The Search for the Ivory-
Billed Woodpecker," is a
member of the recovery team
dispatched by the Audubon
Society to monitor the bird.
As shown in the book jacket
above, the ivory-billed wood-
pecker resembles the locally
common Pileated Woodpeck-
er but is three inches taller.
Economic Development Council
Executive Director Tracy Whirls,
since its inception, the Big 0 Bird-
ing Festival has been intended to
attract visitors to Hendry and
Glades Counties, to promote
nature-based tourism around the
"Big O."
"Toward that end, we will be
upgrading our Web site, produc-
ing a new brochure to be printed,
in October, promoting the event at
similar festivals around the state
this fall, and targeting birding pub-
lications," Ms. Whirls said. "We
hope to make this year's festival
bigger and better than ever."
In its fifth year, the Big .0 Bird-
ing Festival is hosted by the Glades
County Economic Development
Council and sponsored by United
States Sugar Corporation, Sprint,
The Clewiston Chamber of Com-
merce, Hendry County Tourism
Development Council, Audubon
of Florida, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers Jacksonville District, the
city of Moore Haven, Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission, and the South Florida
Water Management District.
Anyone interested in participat-
ing in the Big 0 Birding Festival
planning committee is urged to
contact Ms. Whirls at (863) 946-
0300 or email twhirls@glade-
scountyedc.com.


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Thursday, July 14,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Sun school briefs


Glades General Hospital hosts back to school event


Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-
6 elementary charter school, is
registering 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.

Head Start announces
college scholarships
Palm Beach County Head
Start announces that applica-
tions for college scholarships are
now being offered to high
school seniors who have just
graduated. To be eligible for a
scholarship, a student must also
be a graduate of Palm Beach
County Head Start and have a
3.0 GPA.
The deadline for high school
seniors to apply for the Lena
Rahming/Maude Ford Lee Head
Start $1,000 college scholarships
is July 15.
Graduates can pick up appli-
cations from their school guid-
ance counselors, from any Head
Start Center or by calling Nicole
Rice at (561) 233-1609.
This is the fourth year Palm
Beach County Head Start has
awarded scholarships to local
high school seniors. In the past
three years, Head Start has
awarded a total of $7,000 in
scholarships. In 2004,, three
$1,000 college scholarships
were awarded to high school
seniors in Palm Beach County.
The 2005 scholarships will be
awarded at a presentation cere-
mony on August 5.

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.

Children of promise
Christians reaching out to
society introduces their new
C.O.P. program, Children of
Promise, to provide mentors for
children having a parent in the
prison system. Both cGhi dren
and mentors are needeWdt the
program. Please call Lee Wash-
ington to refer a child needing a
mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146
(Glades area). Background
screening and training are
required.

PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now
accepting applications for three-
and four-year-olds for free/full
day childcare. PEPPI is located at
301 Southwest 8th St. in Belle
Glade. For more information,
please call 996-1718.

New Hope Charities
New Hope Charities is now
accepting applications for their
Summer Camp Program for
youth ages 10-17. Camp runs
from June 6-Aug. 5. Registration
cost is $1 per camper. Stop by to
pick up your application at 7450
State Rd. 15, Pahokee. For fur-
ther information, call (561) 924-
7986.

Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open
until 6 p.m. to better serve the
community. The program serves
children aged 10-18 and space is
still available. Call for. more
information or stop in to pick up
an application. Location: 7450


State Road 15, Pahokee (behind
RCMA). Telephone: (561) 924-
7947.

FCAT
tutoring
The Urban League is hosting
a Weekend Warriors program at
the Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program
pays special attention to 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
invited to participate. The Weed
and Seed Program also offers
parenting classes and a youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact Car-
leen Downing, 996-4220.

ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accept-
ing enrollment applications.
ECMHSP is a federally funded
non-profit organization that
serves migrant workers' chil-
dren ages six weeks to five years.
For more information or for an
application, please contact Rosa
or Maria at (561) 996-2232, Mon-
Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at
2050 Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.

ESOL
classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is
offering ESOL Classes for Haitian
and Hispanic residents in the
Glades community. These class-
es will be held in the following
locations. St. Mary's Catholic
Church-1200 E. Main Street,
Pahokee-Father John Marri-
cante, Priest; 1st Haitian Baptist
Church-200 S.W. Avenue B.
Belle Glade-Rev. Morales St.
Hiliare, Pastor. Mary Ann
Rogers-Bell is the instructor for
these classes. Residents interest-
ed in attending should contact
Carmen Canales, Elisabeth
Joseph or Hilaria Camacho at
GCDC, (561) 992-9500.

ECMHSP looking
for volunteers
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is looking for
volunteers. If you can donate a
few hours of your time, the per-
fect opportunity might exist for
you. Opportunities to serve are
endless and include office sup-
port, kitchen assistance, class-
room assistance and much
more. Volunteers are needed
Mon-Fri from 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please call Erica at (561) 996-
2232 for more information on
how to be a part of this excellent
and meaningful experience.

Migrant Head
Start opens
East Coast Migrant Head Start
is looking for children ages five
and under. East Coast Migrant.
Head Start believes that all chil-
dren can benefit from the educa-
tional, health, and social servic-
es that the program provides.
Families with children who have
disabilities are encouraged to
apply. For more information
regarding eligibility, call Cindy
Guerra at (561) 996-2939: 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wee Care
has meals
Wee Care Child Development
Center is a participant in the
Child Care Food Program. Chil-
dren enrolled in the center are
eligible to receive free and
reduced cost meals at no cost to
the parent. Wee Care is located
at 209 SW 10 Street in Belle
Glade. For more information,
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BELLE GLADE Glades Gen-
eral Hospital will be hosting its
first Back to School Event for local
children in Kindergarten through
fifth Grade. Children and their
families are invited to attend the
Back to School Event to be held in
the hospital's cafeteria on Tues-
day, August 2, from 4-7 p.m.
Children will be taught the
importance of hand washing and
a fun way to do it, how head lice
are spread, can have a scoliosis
check, be fingerprinted, get a
library card and more.


In addition to interacting with
local health and safety organiza-
tions, parents will be able to pick
up donated book bags full of
school supplies and health infor-
mation. The donated book bags
and supplies are the result of a
fundraising campaign led by the
hospital to gain support from
local businesses and organiza-
tions.
So far, donations have been
received from Osceola Farms,
Royal's, Royal United Properties,
Gun Club Cafe, Dr. Ira Jacobson,


Cheney Brothers, Bank of Belle
Glade and Everglades Trading.
"The hospital is very excited to
be part of this back to school
event," says Dan Aranda, chief
executive officer for the hospital.
"Ensuring that our community's
children are healthy and ready for
school is very important to the
hospital. We are very pleased
with the overwhelming response
from local organizations, busi-
nesses, physicians and individuals
who have shown their support for
our fundraising campaign for


book bags and school supplies."

The goal of Glades General
Hospital's 2005 Book Bag Drive is
to provide at least 200 children
with new book bags full of school
supplies. A sign outside of the
hospital shows the hospital's
progress in its fundraising efforts.
For more information about how
to donate to the 2005 Book Bag
Drive, contact Terri Calsetta at
996-6571 ext. 444. All donors will
be recognized in The Sun in
August.


Autrie Moore-Williams among 10 women honored


PALM BEACH South Bay
resident and GCDC Executive
Director Autrie Moore-Williams
was among 10 women honored
.by the March of Dimes organiza-
tion recently.
Event Co-Chairpersons Patri-
cia Lowry of Steel Hector & Davis
LLP and Patti W. Hamilton of The
Schumacher Automotive Group,
are pleased to announce that the
2005 Women of Distinction
luncheon raised more than
$49,000 to help save babies. Ten
women were recognized for their
achievements and contributions
to the enhancement of Palm
Beach County at a luncheon June
16 in The Cohen Pavilion at The
Kravis Center. The luncheon was
presented by Infiniti of the Palm
Beaches.
This year's honorees were
Elena Contreras of Fidelity Federal
Bank & Trust, Rebecca G. Doane
of Doane & Doane, P.A.; Gale G.
Howden of the Palm Beach Post;
Autrie Moore Williams from the
Glades Community Development
Corporation, Pamela Payne from
the American Heart Association,
Christine Pitts of Toshiba Business
Solutions, Julie Reveley of Norsca
Corporation, Victoria Rixon from
Bank of America, community vol-
unteer Leah Schad, and Aneta
Sewell of the South Florida Water
Management District.


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Autrie Moore-Williams.
Recognizing the accomplish-
ments and vision of Palm Beach's
finest community-minded leaders
was only one facet of this lunch-
eon. The event also celebrated
the achievements of the March of
Dimes. The impressive 68-year
track record of success includes
the polio vaccine, a nationwide
network of neonatal intensive
care units, surfactant therapy, the
PKU test, fetal surgery, a folic acid
awareness campaign, a national
resource center
(marchofdimes.com), and much,
much more.
Still, the fight to save babies'
lives continues. Every day in
America, 1,305 babies will be
born prematurely. Some so small


they fit in the palm of your hand.
Some will not survive. Those that
do may face lifelong health conse-
quences as chronic lung prob-
lems, mental retardation, blind-
ness, and cerebral palsy. And the
rate of premature births is rising
making it .the number one cause
of infant death.
"We are fortunate that a for-
mer honoree, Wendy Sartory
Link, came and shared the story
of her twin son's premature birth
and how it has impacted her fami-
ly," says event founder and co-
chairperson Pat Lowry from Steel
Hector & Davis LLP. "The emo-
tional and economic impact this
growing problem puts on families
and society as a whole cannot be
overestimated. These tiny babies
need our help and I am proud that
the March of Dimes has taken on
this initiative."
Monies raised at the luncheon
will be used to fund community
service, research, and education
programs that are successfully
fighting to save America's babies.
In addition to Presenting Sponsor
Infiniti of the Palm Beaches, the
event is sponsored in part by Gold
Sponsors Steel Hector & Davis
LLP and the Sun-Sentinel, and Sil-
ver Sponsor VIVE Magazine. Addi-
tional funds were generated by
young men and women from
area schools who sold adorable


"bean bags for babies" and raised
more than $1,500.
"It was a wonderful lunch-
eon," says co-chairperson Patti
Hamilton of The Schumacher
Automotive Group. "These hon-
orees are such dynamic women
and the stories they told from the
podium were so moving. They
inspire us all to do more for our
community."
Assisting Co-chairs Patricia
Lowry and Patti Hamilton were
committee members Margarita
Abrishami, Pat Bishop, Toby
Chabon-Berger, Barbara Cheives,
Jennifer Doss, Mimi Howard, Jill
Kaplan, Gayle Landen, Herme de
Wyman Miro, Rocki Rockingham,
Maria Vallejo, Doreen Wade, and
Donna Winterson.
The March of Dimes is a
national voluntary health agency
whose mission is to improve the
health of babies by preventing
birth defects and infant mortality.
Founded in 1938, the March of
Dimes funds programs of
research, community services,
education, and advocacy to save
babies and in 2003 launched a
campaign to address the increas-
ing rate of premature birth. For
more information, visit the March
of Dimes Web site at mar-
chofdimes.com or its Spanish
Web site at nacersano.org.


Making the right decision feeling called to act


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
News
Some people have told me that
when they take certain medica-
tions, they have a metallic after-
taste. I've observed that some med-
ications likewise affect how people
talk or their coordination. A while
ago, I worked as an assistant.on a
staff when the senor minister
learned that his wife had cancer. It
was a tragedy and everyone did
what they could to support the
family in this moment of crisis
when the future didn't look good..
I remember sitting down with
him just after his wife came home
from one of her hospital visits and
asked how she was doing. He said,
"She wanted a pain pill but I didn't
give it to her." I worked as hard as I
could to contain my anger that
afternoon. He talked about all sorts
of things and as we shared a soft
drink, he told me, "This tastes
tinny." My soft drink didn't taste
tinny that day and I began to won-
der.
I decided to do something, even
if it would cost me my ministry and
called the doctor that was treating
his wife. Getting fired is always a
risk you take when you report your
boss for something, but I felt that
others would understand and my
being "between jobs" would be
short-lived. The doctor must have
been the picture of discretion--he
told me that there had been a


change in the case, letting me
know that things were moving
along as they should.
We buried the minister's wife a
few months later and I watched the
emotional outpouring from a man
whom I thought could not tolerate
grief and who denied his wife's ill-
ness so strongly that he withheld
her medication. God had called her
home arid she was at test, pain-free
and with a loving family.
The minister was out of the min-
istry not too long thereafter and his
family moved away. I have always
felt that our ministries ours and
mine, whether ordained or not -
involves seeing the whole picture
and not letting ourselves be swayed
by emotions when it comes to try-
ing to help. I saw a man who could
not bear the thought of losing his
wife who may have been deny-
ing her illness, who was fearful and
overwhelmed with anxieties and
fear of loss, who had given a
greater part of his life in the service
of his Church and for helping oth-
ers, but was now powerless to
change something he wanted so
desperately to change, whose judg-
ment may been clouded by his
grief and denial.
I saw a wife and mother who
had been cruelly struck down and
who had stood in support of her
husband and family for years, who
had been there as an "unpaid assis-
tant" as many clergy spouses are,
who worried about her children
not quite fully adults and who had
to cope with pain and all of the dev-


station that illness can bring.
The Lord spoke about not
bringing peace, but a sword
(Matthew 10:34) He spoke about
division in families because of
belief and I imagine that His words
applied to Church families as well
as human ones. There was a cau-
tion in His commissioning His dis-
ciples that "Whdever fltfds his life
will lose it, and whoever loses his
life for my sake'will fifltl it (verse
39)." I may have come close to los-
ing a part of my church family and
my ministerial life when I did what I
did, but I believed that there was an


element of justice involved.
Judging? Condemning? I don't
think so. My feeling was that I saw
what was going on and wanted to
do what I thought those involved
would have done if they were free
from the fears and anxieties that
paralyzed them. If I had something
to offer, it was a clearer view of
what was going on and then acted
on it. Not every time, but now and.
again God puts me in a place me in
a place where I feel moved to act. I
pray about it, move, live with my
decisions, and then thank God for
His guidance at those moments.


Summer practice season
Why are the Pahokee Blue Devils so good at football?
Because they practice, a lot. Members of the Pahokee Mid-
dle/Senior High School Blue Devils football team could be
seen last week braving the hot sun at the recreation depart-
ment in preparation for the upcoming football season.


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discotuited prices on a variety of tests.

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By MaryAnn Morris
Of all the towns around Lake
Okeechobee, none has been
subjected to more change than
Belle Glade.
Pioneering people came after
the Calusa native tribes left. Writ-
ten military records from as early,
as 1855, spoke of the area.
Author Lawrence Will wrote in
"From Swamp to Sugar Bowl"
about an expedition to explore
the area in 1883.
This trek was inspired by
reports of men employed by
Hamilton Disston. (Mr. Disston
had purchased the acreage that
was the Everglades, and more,
from the state of Florida and pro-
ceeded to develop shipping and
drainage channels in the areas
around the Lake.) This expedi-
tion came to the area of the
southeast shore of Lake Okee-
chobee, but not until-1913 is
there any record of anyone living
there sine the Calusa tribe left.
Hardy farmers came and set-
tlements developed. A school
was built with lumber provided
by the Palm Beach County
School Board and brought in by
river barge from West Palm
Beach. Since there weren't 50
pupils, the school board
required a contribution from the
locals. The community provided
the land and the principal. The
principal then built the school
building himself.
In 1919, religious services
started to be held and there was-
n't even a building yet. Soldiers
returning home after World War
I came to join those already
farming here. Hunting and trap-
ping were good. And the price
for hides made it worthwhile, as
Jessie Motes recalled from his
youth in Belle Glade.
Buildings followed, homes,
hotels, post office, stores, tele-
phone and electricity followed in
rapid order. Farmers shipped
green beans by freight boat, then
corn, peppers and Irish pota-
toes. An ice plant operated
briefly, a packinghouse and a fill-
ing station rose up, thanks to the
hard work and tenacity of the
pioneers.
People in Belle Glade had
heard that the University of Flori-
da was thinking of establishing
an agricultural experiment sta-
tion. Since farming the black soil
of the everglades had always
been the focus of settlement,
people thought it was a logical
location for an Agricultural
Experiment Station to help work
out better methods of farming.
Never ones to sit back, they
sent off a letter to the governor.
The result was the arrival of a
barge load of lumber in June of
1923. With it was Mr. M.F.
George, who had built the
Moore Haven Hotel.
The first buildings of the Agri-
cultural Experiment Station were
operational in 1924.
Supplies went up and down
the lake, produce going out and
supplies coming in. Belle Glade
was incorporated in April of
1928, but on September 16 of
that year the great hurricane hit,
killing thousands of people and
destroying the town and other
towns along the lake.
Rain and hideous wind
pushed across the lake. The
water, blown by the wind flood-
ed the southeast side of the lake,
overturning buildings and wash-
ing away much of the hard-won
progress wrenched from the
back muck land of the Ever-
glades. Those who survived
have told the stories of fear and
loss and survival.
Many of those stories, togeth-
er with the stories of the "sweat
equity" the Belle Glade pioneers
invested in the land were made
into a play called "Potluck in the
Muck".
"Potluck in the Muck" was
funded by grants from the
MacArthur Foundation and the
Community Foundation of Palm
Beach and Martin Counties and
the hard work of many people of


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(Mrs. Vernon) Dexter, who is
generously sharing some of the
play with our readers, a portion
of the story of one flood survivor
from "Potluck in the Muck," is
retold here:
"It was nine in the morning,
but it was already stormy and
rough as we got into the car. My
father's home was on the ridge,
but after about an hour, he
insisted we all move up to my
brother-in-law's mother's -
he'd built that house he knew
it was strong, and it was further
back from the shore of the lake
than his. So we moved again.
"It wasn't long, as the wind
grew in intensity, other people,
friends and neighbors came up
to that house, too. By two in the
afternoon, there were 30 or so of
us in a six-room house and the
wind was so strong, a person
could not stand up outside.
"We were getting reports on,
the radio, but as the wind got
stronger, it was very hard to
hear, and I knew shorthand, so
they had me with my ear pressed
to the speaker so I could write
down anything the announcer
said and pass it along. They
would broadcast the location of
the storm center and predict
where it would go, and finally
we knew we were going to be
very near the center. The storm
had changed course. The radio
went dead. There was nothing to
do but sit and wait. We watched
the barometer fall at a speed that
seemed impossible.
"The house felt like it was
being torn from its foundation. A
gable was torn off an upstairs
room.
"We noticed water coming in
the floor, an inch or two at a
time. One side of the room
where my brother-in-law lay sick
caved inward but stood. I tell
you this, we prayed. We told one
another that the water was just
from rain coming in where the
gable had torn -ff, but we each
secretly knew better. Lake water!
It was lake water.F
"Gradually, over the night, the
water stopped rising. It had
come to our knees. The wind
began to die down. In the middle
of the night, there had been a
knock on the door and people
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Smith represents Florida at NHSCA National Open


Tiger wrestler Kris Smith
teamed up with nine other S.W.
Florida wrestlers and his old
coach last week as they traveled to
Virginia Beach to represent Flori-
da in the 2005 NHSCA National
Open Wrestling Championships.
Florida finished a strong fifth place
overall and Smith helped to score
points for the team in this effort.
Smith wrestled at 145 pounds,
which was the largest weight
class with 60 entrees. Smith
advanced to round 32 where he
.was defeated in a tough 6-2 deci-
sion to Massachusetts' State Qual-
ifier Jimmy Ubele. Ubele finished
the season ranked seventh overall
in Massachusetts. Ubele was a
favorite to reach the All-American
round but was injured in his win
over Smith and his next match
and withdrew from the competi-
tion.
In the consolation round
Smith would find himself
matched against Ohio's Michael
Becca. Becca was a member of
the Ohio Valley All-Stars and the
2005 Ohio Black Disney Dual
Meet Team. In a very exciting
match Smith defeated Becca 12-6.
Smith got off to an aggressive start
by taking Becca down and scor-
ing first. However the Buckeye
State wrestler had plenty of fight
in him and battled back taking
control in the second period.
Smith found himself behind in the
third period but threw Becca to
his back twice in the final two
minutes to regain the lead and
earn the victory.
"I threw him in the first period
and we landed out of bounds, he
ran right at me and I knew he
would do it again and I knew


when he did I would put him on
his back," said Smith.
Smith was eliminated from the
event after a tough loss by deci-
sion to New York's Kevin Singel-
ton. Smith was the lone State
Qualifier for the Tigers this past
season. He was a Regional finalist
last season and has shown great
improvement over the last year.
In order to become a member of
Team Florida wrestlers had to
place in the top four of a state
qualifier. Smith won his weight
class in both qualifiers that he
attended this spring. By winning
matches at the National level he
has put himself in the ranks of
some of Clewiston's most elite
wrestlers such as Renaldy Tapia,
Fred Gamble, Robert Flynn and
Brandon Rifa. All who eventually
went on to place in the State Tour-
nament.
"Kris is doing all the right
things to become an elite
wrestler. His losses at Nationals
were more a result of lack of
experience at that level than lack
of ability. He was in every match
he wrestled win or lose. It was fun
to coach him again and see the
improvements he has made
under Coach Alfred and crew. He
represented Clewiston and Florida
with pride," said coach Tenney.
The coaches and Kris' family
would very much like to thank the
community of Clewiston for mak-
ing this. all possible. A special
thanks to Joe Whitehead, John
Polhill and the Clewiston Booster
Club, Glades Media, and the
Clewiston News. They would also
like to thank all of those at U.S.
Sugar who helped make this trip
possible.


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FWC announces field day for online hunter safety course


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunters needing to get their Hunter
Safety certification from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) during 2005
are strongly encouraged to take a
course early in the year, as courses
scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up fast.
The free Hunter Safety Course is
available as a traditional classroom
program or as a home-study
course. The new home-study
method allows students to obtain
partial credit toward completing
the Hunter Safety Course through
the Internet or CD- ROM interactive
program. Once the interactive por-
tion of the course has been com-


pleted, students must then attend
the required completion day that
includes live-firing instruction on a
shooting range, and classroom
work.
The date and location for the
next completion day portion of the
home-study course in Martin
County is:
July 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Martin
County Sheriff's Office Range Next
to the landfill off of Martin Downs
Boulevard in Palm City.
Space is limited and reserva-
tions are required by going online
at myfwc.conm/huntered or by call-
ing (561) 625-5126.
Everyone born on or after June
1, 1975, is required to pass this


Sports in brief


Cheerleaders needed
Registration for the Clewiston
Cougars cheerleaders and fitting
for uniforms will be July 16, begin-
ning at 9 a.m., at the Clewiston
Middle School cafeteria.
Cricket coach
looking for players
Experienced Cricket coach
looking to develop a youth team in
the Clewiston area. (Ages 9 to 17). I
can be contacted at (863) 885-
2078.
Fishing tournament
planned
Horizons Fishing Tournament
benefiting Hospice of Palm Beach
County's (HPBC) Horizons Chil-
dren's Bereavement Program is
being planned. Horizons Fishing
Tournament (Kingfish, Wahoo,
Dolphin) is presented by the bro-
kerage firm of Robert W. Baird &
Company, Inc.
A Captain's Meeting is planned
for Thursday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. at the Newcomb Hall -
Riviera Beach Marina.
Fishing tournament set
Hospice of Palm Beach County
will host a fishing tournament on
Saturday, July 16, with lines in at 7
a.m., lines out by 3 p.m. and an
awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.
The tournament will depart from
any inlet and weigh in at Riviera
Beach Marina, 1950 E 13th Street,


Riviera Beach. The cost is $250 per
boat until July 14. For more infor-
mation contact Beth Charbonneau
at (561) 227-5157, Special Events
Coordinator Hospice of Palm
Beach County or Willie's Bait and
Tackle (561) 848-4484.
Sugar Dolls
summer classes
The Clewiston Sugar Dolls will
be having summer classes, which
started June 8. Classes are held at
Central. Elementary every Wednes-
day. Beginner ages are 4-12, class is
at 3 p.m., ages 13 and up, class is at
4p.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 insur-
ance. 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 confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call 467-3085 to arrange a
boat check.


course prior to purchasing a hunt-
ing license. An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Children
under 18 years of age must present
a Parental Release Form signed by
the child's parent or legal guardian
to participate in the live-fire exercis-
es. The interactive course was
developed in cooperation with
seven other southeastern states to
increase accessibility to hunter
safety programs.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents the course,
which is free of charge, and enlists
a volunteer network of trained
instructors who donate their time
to ensure that the legacy of hunting


remains a safe one. This course is
equally important for those that
hunt out-of-state or in Canada and
need to purchase a non-resident
hunting license. This state-spon-
sored course meets the require-
ments for hunter safety training
throughout North America.

A statewide schedule of hunter
safety classes is available on the
Web at myfwc.com/huntered, and
while you are there, be sure to
check out other programs offered
through the Hunter Safety Pro-
gram, such as the Bowhunting
Course and the Becoming an Out-
doors-Woman workshops.


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Stabbing
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ported via Trauma Hawk to Saint
Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach for treatment of his
injuries.
During the investigation, a
witness supported Wint's
account.
Another confidential witness
told police that Arnold had got-
ten into a white Mitsubishi Gal-
lant with two other males. Offi-
cers spotted the vehicle before
long, and performed a routine
stop. in an attempt to recover
more information about the
stabbing.
Officers asked the driver and
the passenger, who rode with
Arnold, whether they knew any-
thing about the stabbing and
both told police they did not.
The driver of the vehicle gave
police permission to search his
vehicle.
Officers found a white T-shirt
with bloodstains in the rear pas-
senger area where Arnold had
been riding. They also found a
book bag that Arnold admitted
was his. Inside the bag, officers
found a small metal screwdriver
that officers say could have been
used in the stabbing.
The evidence was secured
and Arnold was placed under
arrest and taken to the police
station. Arnold told police that
he and Wint got into a heated
argument that quickly escalated
into a fight. When the two were
fighting, they fell, landing on
broken glass on the ground that
he said cut one of his own fin-
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Wint was able to walk away and
,threaten him before he left the
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could purchase a bike as well.
At the end of the contest, 48
bikes were given away through-
out the county, as well as the
grandmother's bike, with a large
portion of those bikes going to
area children in Pahokee and
Belle Glade. On Tuesday of last
week, 23 lucky children from the
Glades picked up their bikes at
the PEPPI Headstart building in
Belle Glade.
Mr. House was happy that the
district chose to distribute many
of the bikes in the area. Mr.
House, a close friend to Dr.
Dorothy Walker of We Help,
said, "We know this area has a
need."
Watching the children receive
their bikes last week, Mr. House
seemed glad to help. As a child,
he grew up in a poor family and
remembers having to make that
daily two-mile walk to the bus
stop each morning and to his
home each afternoon. "A bike
would have been a lot of fun for
me," he said as' he hopes it
will be for the children.
After years of reaching out to
the community, Mr. House said,
it never gets old. "I can only tell
you that it brings a chill to me to
see a kid with his bike, and his
eyes light up."


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that you'd like to share with the
community? Do you dance, par-
ticipate with a step team, sing,
recite poetry or do praise
dances? If so, we want you to
come and show off your talent
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Forty days
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Pastor Alvin E. Nichols and
the congregation of Miracle
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port the idea by setting a price
for the land in question and
working with the company in
ensuring its expansion in South
Bay.
Givans and Associates is pro-
posing to purchase 6.9 acres, of
,land across the park of com-
merce in South Bay. The loca-
tion would give the new hotel


GCDC
Continued From Page 1
several years, the group mem-
bers have donated without hesi-
tation.
This year, three more scholar-
ship recipients accepted their
awards. They were Kendra
Lester, Haley Meeks and Mia
Maxey, all from the Glades.
"Based upon what the coun-


Program
Continued From Page 1
to take to using the computers,
but in kindly getting them to give
up their seats in front of one.
"They enjoy it," he said. "The
direction we're headed in, we're
going to need more computers.
Once they're on the computer,
they don't want to get up," he
said.
Keeping busy hasn't been a
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quick access to U.S. 27, a busy
thoroughfare that captures the
traffic flowing through the city
from throughout South Florida.
'"This area is perfect for our
new project," Mr. Givans said in
a letter outlining his purchase
offer for the land. "I would like
to work with the city of South
Bay to make this project a reali-
ty.",
According to a brief docu-.
ment outlining the scope of the
venture, Givans and Associates
explained that the projected cost


selors said of the students, it.is
clear that they worked hard and
should be awarded," said Ms.
Moore-Williams. "This is a way
for our board members and our
staff to give back."
The way the program works,
according to Ms. Moore-
Williams, is that GCDC contacts
the school,district and guidance
counselors from throughout the
area to identify students who are
performing well at school and
deserve to be in line for the


from his job working with the
recreation department, Mr.
Phillips is pitching in with his
knowledge of computers at a
program run at the city's park
adjacent to the library. At a
building that houses a number
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tionships between church mem-
bers restored, and a new spirit of
unity, vision, and purpose swept
through many congregations.
Miracle Temple is located on
State Road 715 in Belle Glade, FL
and those interested in register-
ing for the Campaign should call
(561) 996-7653 or (561) 996-
8568. All are welcome.

Post-hurricane
counseling
The Youth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age
17 and provides individual and
family counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County.


of the hotel is approximately $7
million. The company points to
the creation of jobs and the stim-
ulated economic growth that the
construction of the hotel will
afford the city. Beside the hotel
itself, the investment company
plans on adding a bowling alley
and a skating rink to the proper-
ty as complements to the cus-
tomers who will make use of the
hotel.
"I think it will be a tr.emen-
dous opportunity for the city of
South Bay to have a Howard


scholarships. As they do each
year, all the area high schools,
Glades Central Community High
and Glades Day in Belle Glade
and Pahokee Middle/Senior High
in Pahokee, took part in the wor-
thy contest this year.
As a part of the scholarship
requirements, students are
asked to submit essays touching
on subjects such as family and
community. They are ranked
according to eligibility criteria
established by GCDC's Youth


the same efforts as in the sum-
mer program, except that there
is a greater focus on helping kids
learn to type and also to develop
their own Web sites.
The goal is to have the stu-
dents typing a minimum of 35
words per minute. Already sev-
eral dedicated students are


As hurricane Frances and its
aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
the Youth Service Bureau wants
to reach out to those families
and offer the help of licensed
therapists who will listen to their
experience and help them cope.
Any parent or adolescent need-
ing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-
1233 (Glades) to obtain an
appointment.

Weight Watchers
meet
Weight Watchers of the
Glades meet Thursdays 5-6 p.m.
at the Sugar Cane Growers


Johnson hotel," said Commis-
sioner Wilson during the meet-
ing.
The update framed a discus-
sion by city leaders on how to
approach the company.
Rather than requesting pro-
posals for projects at the park of
commerce, and including the
6.9 acres that the company is
pursuing, the commission voted
to exclude the 6.9 acres from the
request for proposals until the
city has a better understanding
of the project, and a chance to


and Family Development Com-
mittee.
At the end of the selection,
the students are given their
scholarships, for use with
almost any needs, be it trans-
portation or books or clothing.
The money can be used in any
way that the student needs to
use it.
For the board members,
donating the money to go
toward the scholarships is an
obligation that is met with wel-


showing advances in their skills.
The program is a partnership
between CYCI, the city of Paho-
kee, the recreation department
and the Pahokee Housing
Authority.
The importance of learning
the computer in this day and
age, said Mr. Phillips, cannot be


Cooperative, on the fourth floor.

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


review a concrete proposal.
City officials hope to have a
meeting with Givans and Associ-
ates representatives in the near
future. In the meantime, the city
manager' and Commissioner
Wilson will continue communi-
cating with the company regard-
ing its plans.
"I would like to commend
you," Mayor Clarence Anthony
told Commissioner Wilson. "I
admire you for doing that. Con-
ceptually, I think everyone
agrees."


come arms. According to Ms.
Moore-Williams, the duty to
donate is written into" the by
laws on which the group oper-
ates. It was a decision made by
the board members themselves
a number of years ago.

"I think it really speaks to the
commitment of GCDC's board
members to the community,"
said Ms. Moore-Williams. "To
see students excel."


understated. "Today, if a child
does not have computer skills,
he's not going to make it in soci-
ety," he said.

He does as much as he can in
making sure that that does not
happen to any child, or senior,
under his watch.


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July hurricane activity hits early record


For only the third time in 100
years of recorded history, a major
hurricane has struck the United
States in the month of July.
With Hurricane Dennis slam-
ming into the Pensacola area July
10 and the potential of Emily's for-
mation looming in the near future,
and the painful reminder of a four-
hurricane nightmare the previous
year, hurricane preparedness is at
the forefront of Floridians like never
before.
Floridians are urged to continue
that mindset as the 2005 hurricane
season begins to pick up steam and
are urged to take the following pre-
cautions:
MAKING A DISASTER SUPPLY
KIT
TALLAHASSEE A disaster
supply kit for your home, or an
evacuation should include items in
six basic areas: (1) water, (2) food,
(3) first aid supplies and medica-
tions, (4) clothing and bedding, (5)
tools and emergency supplies, and
(6) important family documents.
You will need a supply kit if you
are confined to your home. It is also
valuable if you evacuate to a place
other than a well-stocked shelter or
if you're unsure of the shelter's sup-
plies.
Tips for making your kit
Keep loose items in airtight
plastic bags.
Gather the kit's items in easy-
to-carry containers or duffle bags.
Put kit within reach of your
most often used exit.
Check and update your kit
and family needs at least once a
year.
Tips for water and food supplies'
A normally active person
needs to drink at least two quarts of
water daily. Heat and intense activi-
ty can double this amount. Chil-
dren, nursing mothers and those
with special needs may require
more.


Food preparation and sanita-
tion require another two quarts
(minimum) per person daily.
Purchased bottled water that
has been sealed is best for storage.
It meets FDA guidelines for food, is
not as vulnerable to temperature
changes as unsealed water and has
no shelf life. (Some bottles do have
expiration dates, but this is mainly
for inventory control.) If for any rea-
son you must disinfect water, use
unscented bleach in the ratio of 8
drops per gallon, about 1/8 tea-
spoon, and let the mixture sit 30
minutes before use.
Choose compact, lightweight
foods that do not require refrigera-.
tion, cooking or preparation and
foods that use little or no water.
Hand washing with soap and
water is extremely important.
However, in the event water for
hand washing is unavailable, use
alcohol-based sanitizer.
DOH recommends a three-day
supply of food and water in your
kit, including:
One gallon of water per per-
son per day
Ready-to-eat canned meats,
fruits and vegetables
Staples (salt, sugar, pepper,
spices, etc.)
Powdered milk and canned
juices
High-energy snacks and com-
fort/stress foods
Food for infants and individu-
als with special needs
Pedialyte (to restore hydra-
tion if needed)
Mess kits or. paper cups,
plates and plastic utensils and
Non-electric can opener, utili-
ty knife.
For tools and emergency sup-
plies, DOH recommends:
Cash or traveler's checks,
coins
Map of the area for locating
shelters


Battery-operated radio and
flashlight, extra batteries
Fire extinguisher
Pliers and shut-off wrench to
turn off household water and/or
gas
Compass, signal flare, whistle
and tube tent
Plastic sheeting, storage con-
tainers and bucket with tight lid
Plastic garbage bags and ties
for sanitation
Tape (duct, masking)
Candles and Matches in a
waterproof container
Paper, pencil
Needles, thread
Medicine dropper
Aluminum foil
Toilet paper, moistened tow-
elettes and towels
Soap, liquid detergent, disin-
fectant and unscented household
chlorine bleach
Feminine supplies and per-
sonal hygiene items
Infant supplies (diapers, bot-
tles and pacifiers)
For clothing and bedding sup-
plies, DOH recommends:
At least complete change of
clothing and footwear per person
Sturdy shoes, work boots,
hats and gloves
Blankets or sleeping bags and
pillows
Rain gear
Extra prescription glasses,
sunglasses and/or contact lenses
DOH recommends having first
aid kits for your home and cars,
including:
A three-day supply of each
person's vital medications
Prescription drugs
Sterile adhesive bandages in
assorted sizes
Two-inch and four-inch sterile
gauze pads (4-6)
Two-inch and three-inch ster-
ile roller bandages (3 rolls)
Triangular bandages (3)


Latex gloves (at least 2 pairs)
Cleansing agent, soap and
moistened towelettes
Antiseptic and antibiotic oint-
ment
Petroleum jelly or other lubri-
cant
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Scissors, tweezers, needle
and thermometer
Tongue depressors (2)
Non-prescription drugs
'* Aspirin or non-aspirin pain
reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication,
antacid and laxative
Syrup of Ipecac (use to
induce vomiting if advised by the
Poison Control Center)
Activated charcoal (use if
advised by the Poison Control Cen-
ter)
Sunscreen
Mosquito repellent, with
DEET when appropriate
DOH recommends copies of
the following important family doc-
uments are kept in a waterproof,
portable container within kits:
Insurance policies
Contracts and deeds
Stocks and bonds
Social Security cards and
passports
Immunization records and
prescriptions
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers
and company names and tele-
phone numbers
Inventory of valuable house-
hold goods
Family records (birth, mar-
riage, death certificates) and wills
Current photographs of fami-
ly members
For further information, please
contact your local county health
department or visit
www.doh.state.fl.us or www.Flori-
daDisaster.org .


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TALLAHASSEE More than
:50,000 Floridians seeking the best
price for prescriptions have
accessed the state's new drug pric-
ing database in just over one
:month of operation, Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist announced. Crist
said the searchable Web site at
*http://www.MyFloridaRx.com/ sur-
passed that milestone this week,
just five weeks since he and the
:Agency for Health Care Administra-


tion unveiled the tool to help Florid-
ians find the lowest prices on pre-
scription drugs in their area.
"Public response to this Web
site indicates that a need has been
met," said Crist. "An average of
more than 1,400 visitors a day
shows that Floridians were anxious
to find the lowest prescription drug
costs. We are pleased that so many
of them find this Web site to be a
useful resource to reduce the costs


of their persona) health care."
Crist and AHCA Secretary Alan
Levine announced the Web site on
June 1. In the first five weeks of
operation, a total of 50,604 Internet
users have visited the site.
The Web site provides pricing
information from competing retail-
ers for the 50 most commonly used
prescription drugs in Florida, as
well as generic equivalents when
available. The culmination of a full


year of preparation and implemen-
tation, the Web site enables Florida
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cies. The Web site can be accessed
directly at http://www.MyFlori-
daRx.com/ or from the Attorney
General's Web site at http://myflori-
dalegal.com/ or AHCA's website at
http://www.fdhc.state.fl.us/.


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* Vacation in the back yardl It's relaxing just
being at this 3BR/1.5B CBS home on Albany.
Features ait 1/2+- ac lot, fencing, giving room &
family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.

HM MoivEs
* Solace at last!...3BR/2B home in LaBelle.
Featuring areat floor plan, ceramic tile, enor.
mouse lat f cWs oM n cabi-
nets. Oucjporch,
fenced I yar 1- ove ground pool.
REDUCED $195,900.
* Vaic:lrion in the bacl yard! It's relating just
being at this 3BR/1.5B CBS home on Albany.
Features a 1/2+!/ ac lot, fencing, living room &
family room or 4th bedroom and screened
lanai. Only $169,900.
* 3BR/21 home in Eucalyptus Village. In the
process of being renovated. Closed in garage
will allow for another family room. New
kitchen countertops, cabinets and stainless
steel appliances. New ceramic tile flooring
throughout. Can't le shown until after July
1st. $155,900.
e 3BR/211t ,I split
floor plan, (a cJ paint.
$149,900.
* What a deal" 3BR/1.5B CBS home in LaBelle
only minutes from shopping. Features include
new Il-N, PlrI(NnTRAG ocllsnor.
Only $147,900.
* Comfy country living in this wonderfully
renovated charmer. This 2BR/lB old Florida
cracker home in Ortona sits on .77+/- acres and


is in Pristine condition. Truly a must see!
$144,900.
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont Subdivision
with 2 full baths & 2 half baths. This home
also features real wood kitchen cabinets,
break P rqral O'JoRA Tnmily
room. Not to big and not to small. This one has
it all for only $129,900
* HA eef i omm
in to v!fT.IsW Agrea retrn rlmrtnity
priced at only $44,900.

5 MOuILE OMOIVIES
* Gulf access by community dock! Fishing,
boating & water sports right out your door!
This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B
mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on
Pine Island. Community pool S& spa. Don't
miss this cozy fishing getaway! $149,900.
* Only a hop, skip and a jump to shopping and
schools! 4BR/2B manufactured home on 1.14+/-
acres wi a great country feel but only minutes
from town. $137,000
* JUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2B manufac-
tured home is in pristine condition! You will
fall in love with this home the minute you step
foot on this oak filled property. Call for a pri-
vate showing today before it's too late! Only
$128,000. Owner says make me an offer!
* Buy, Rent, Sell. Retire! Many have done it. A
good place to start is with this 3BR/1B manu-
factured home sitting on spectacular 2ac cor-
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* 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
sq. f i KFlBeligr e qgVh CPpturesI
include a breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings, a huge
master suite & fenced yard. Only $52,500.

* Beautiful homesite partially cleared 5*/-
acres on Case Road. $224,900.
* Hard to find acreage in Muse don't let this
one get away. 5 acres on a paved road for only


$199,900.
* Improved 1.25 acre lot in Montura. Cleared
w/weil ,FUs pB, 'e 1,ITuRAl m.
home. $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St.
in Montura. Great for investment or homesite.
Only $46,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
family. $44,900.
* Pry db iftA ura
$43,5 "1
* Wooded 1.25*/- acre. Lot in Montura.
$42,500.
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* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
LaBelle w/great potential. Currently zoned for
duplex or single family w/a possibility of
rezoning to Business. $129,000.
e 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. 126,000.
* Hard lt ,elt inl -aBelle.
$84,000. H
* 2 L eat
* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900.
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood!
$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak. Beautiful
lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900 each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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* 1.18+/- acres zoned C- 1 commercial just
South of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of
frontage on SR29 and frontage on Luckey
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863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Dekle
S Davis, James Tanner, Rozana Cisneros, Kevin
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HOMES: possibilities. Adjoining 19.82 +/- acres also avail-
* $145,000 Spacious 2/2 home has three extra able.
rooms that could be bedrooms. Great for families. $272,000 10+/- acres with pines., a pond and
MOBILE HOMES: shed.
* $249,000 3BD/2BA former exotic animal $109,000 4.94+/- acres property features
home. Cages galore, home or mobile home pad 50X100 with septic
* $179,900 2BD/1BA mobile home on 5 acres tank
that's fenced, has stocked fish pond, and horse $55,000- 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot
stalls. on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
S$55,000 1.09+ acre wooded lot on paved
ing room and walk-in closet, road in heart of lontura.
* rI m a' n w .ai c .. .,o. .. $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
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* $91,000 fl#J.4 mobile home on *.... ..* .. t i *-," ,',1.
.61+/- acre. $35,000 -1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
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$998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- $47,90055J '.t- i".* :,nerotin grqw-
acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized er lot in giqw
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You can declare independence from citrus canker


Okeechobee has now joined
that infamous list of counties
that is actively battling citrus
canker. According to Florida
Department of Agriculture offi-
cials, there are now four con-
firmed cases of the dreaded cit-
rus canker that have been
identified in local commercial
citrus groves.
This past January our office
provided a column from UF/IFAS
Citrus Agent Jack Hebb on how
homeowners can assist in the
battle against citrus canker.
While it is nothing revolutionary,
in order for Florida to declare its
independence from citrus
canker, everyone must be pre-
pared. Today's column will
update that information. With
everyone's help we can become
independent of this disease.
Local growers have been
afraid that it has just been a mat-
ter of time until citrus canker
would be discovered in our area.
They are preparing their crews
and equipment to deal with this
outbreak. But they need your
help. However, no one is more
susceptible to the importation
and transfer of this disease than
dooryard citrus owners. Home-
owners are usually very proud of
the citrus that can be grown in
their Florida Yards.


Florida has always had a cli-
mate agreeable to growing lots
of citrus. But, our climate has
also encouraged certain prob-
lems that test a citrus tree's abili-
ty to survive. Among the list of
maladies for citrus survival,
there is one that tops the list -
citrus canker.
Citrus canker is a highly con-
tagious disease that attacks the
fruit, stems, and leaves of citrus.
It also causes lesions on the fruit.
The disease is not harmful to
humans or animals, but it will
affect the health and vitality of
citrus trees.
Unlike most citrus diseases,
which are usually plant-like
fungi, citrus canker is a serious
bacterial disease. .When a plant
disease is caused by bacteria, the
only ways to control it are to use
chemicals to kill the organism,
or by sanitation, which means
that affected plants must be
burned. Citrus Canker bacteria
are microscopic, and can be
spread by uncontrollable events
such as by wind, rain, or even by
wildlife. There are also other
cases where human contact has
moved the bacteria into canker-
free areas. The following human
activities can move citrus canker
from an infected area to unaf-
fected locations:


Landscaping (trimming,
chipping, cutting, or pruning cit-
rus trees)
Fruit removal (peeling, buy-
ing, selling, transporting, pick-
ing, etc.)
To prevent the spread of
canker bacteria, use approved
disinfectants on people and
equipment that move into or out
of citrus canker infected areas.
To ensure that canker bacteria on
infected plants are eliminated, all
commercial citrus trees within a
1,900 feet distance of an infected
tree are burned. In the case of cit-
rus growers, it means the
removal of more than 200 acres
per infected tree site in contigu-
ous groves. In a neighborhood or
subdivision, this would mean the
removal of neighboring citrus
trees for many blocks. Home-
owner trees that must be
removed are chipped and dis-
posed by either land filling or
burning the residue.
For homeowners, I recom-
mend the following measures to
help control canker:
(1.) Don't bring suspect citrus
plants to the office for identifica-
tion. If you suspect any part of a
citrus tree has canker, please do
not remove the leaves, fruit, or
limbs leave them alone. Call
the citrus canker toll-free help


line at (800) 282-5153 or the
Satellite office in Avon Park at
(863) 314-5900. The Florida
Department of Agriculture offi-
cials will promptly respond to
your call by sending an inspector
to the suspected tree location.
Inspectors will identify them-
selves and seek your permission
to view the tree. Do not, and I
repeat, do not remove suspi-
cious citrus tree parts and trans-
port them to another location.
(2.) If you walk, drive or visit
any grove or other property
where canker has been identi-
fied, you should plan on wash-
ing all outer clothing (gardening
clothes, gloves, hats etc.) in a
hot water cycle with laundry
soap immediately following out-
door chores around citrus trees.
Disinfecting your hands can be
done by first washing them with
soap and water, followed by dip-
ping into a chlorine bleach (sodi-
um hydrochloride) disinfectant
solution of approximately I oz.
of bleach to 1 gallon of water (a
200 ppm solution).
(3.) Clean all landscape tools
(pruning shears, clippers, chain
saws, pocket knives, etc.) that
have contacted citrus trees. Use
a Clorox-type disinfectant at the
rate of about 6 oz. of bleach to 1
gallon of water (about 1200


ppm). Be sure to wash the tools
clean of any soil or plant residue
before dipping in the bleach
solution.
(4.) Have any landscapers
who work on your property
(yardmen, landscapers, etc. who
may work around citrus trees)
practice the same measures as
listed above..A specific deconta-
mination suggestions bulletin for
landscapers is available at
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu/C


anker%20Landscaper%20Proce-
dures.htm.
We encourage all local resi-
dents to be on the lookout for
suspicious looking lesions on
their citrus trees. We need to be
alert and aware. If citrus canker
is not eradicated from our state,
it could destroy one of Florida's
most important crops, eliminate
many jobs and destroy an abun-
dant product that is enjoyed by
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Citrus canker found at UF research facility


FORT PIERCE Citrus
canker, one of the most destruc-
tive diseases affecting Florida's
$9 billion citrus industry, has
been found in a University of
Florida citrus research grove at
UF's Indian River Research and
Education Center, or IRREC,
near Fort Pierce.
The discovery, confirmed
Thursday by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services, Division of Plant
Industry, will likely require offi-
cials to destroy all of the citrus
trees in IRREC's groves, halting
all citrus research projects there,
said Brian Scully, director of the
center and a professor of horti-
culture with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
or UF/IFAS.
"This canker infection,
though contained in the early
stages, will temporarily halt all
of our citrus research projects at
the center," Scully said. "It will
take us a number of years to
recover, but ultimately this set-
back will offer us a fresh start
and improved groves in which to
conduct research. However, we
will continue to conduct our col-
laborative research in commer-
cial groves with the cooperation
of private industry."
The disease, caused by bacte-
ria in the genus Xanthomonas,
can affect all citrus varieties,
including grapefruit, oranges
and' tangerines, which are
grown at IRREC, Scully said.
Trees affected by the disease
develop, small brown lesions on
leaves, stems and fruit. Citrus
canker eventually reduces tree
productivity if left unchecked.
IRREC employees discovered
the outbreak Monday during a
voluntary grove inspection, he
said. UF/IFAS officials immedi-
ately reported the discovery to
the Division of Plant Industry,
which is responsible for the
state's Citrus Canker Eradication
Program.
UF/IFAS will cooperate fully
with DPI to address the situa-
tion, said Jimmy Cheek, UF sen-
ior vice president for agriculture
and natural resources. Mapping
efforts by ttie Citrus Canker
Eradication Program will estab-
lish the extent of the infection
and determine which groves will
be affected.


"Our personnel will assist DPI
in identifying all infected trees,"
Cheek .said. "After that, we'll
cope with the loss of any trees
that may occur. We now under-
stand a little better what citrus
growers go through when they
face a canker outbreak."
State citrus canker eradica-
tion procedures require the
destruction of all infected citrus
trees that are found, as well as
any citrus trees located within
1,900 feet of infected citrus trees,
Scully said. These measures
minimize the chances the highly
contagious disease will spread
to other sites.
Currently, six IRREC faculty
and their collaborators from
other UF/IFAS facilities are con-
ducting more than two dozen
experiments in the research
groves, some using trees planted
30 to 50 years ago, he said.
Citrus research efforts at
IRREC emphasize plant breed-
ing, entomology, pathology and
virology, soil and water science,
plant nutrition and irrigation and
post-harvest physiology, Scully
said.
"It is difficult to quantify the
loss in terms of time, monetary
value and the potential impact


that our research findings have
on the statewide citrus indus-
try," Scully said.
In addition, citrus research
programs at the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture Horticultural
Research Laboratory adjacent to
IRREC are vulnerable to the
effects of the canker infection in
the IRREC groves, said Harold
Browning, statewide coordina-
tor for UF citrus programs in
teaching, research and exten-
.sion.
Scully said he believes the
disease did not reach IRREC via
human activity.
"Our facility has been strictly
following the precautions rec-
ommended by the Division of
Plant Industry and used by
growers," he said.
The bacteria that cause citrus
canker can spread on air cur-
rents, in rainwater, and on peo-
ple, animals, plants and farm
equipment, Scully said.
Ongoing canker sanitation
and decontamination efforts will
be stepped up at UF's other cit-
rus research units, including the
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred and the
Southwest Florida Research and
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said Browning, who directs the
Lake Alfred center.
"There is no reason to sus-
pect that citrus canker would
have reached other IFAS facili-
ties by way of the Indian River
Research and Education Center,
thanks to the many safeguards
we have in place," Browning
said. "But with canker in many
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lance is necessary."
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statewide have been developing
plans to react to a canker find
that involved UF/IFAS research
plantings, Browning said.
"Florida citrus growers rely
on our expertise to deliver
improved citrus varieties, to
address emerging citrus chal-
lenges, and to help growers
implement better management
practices year after year," he
said. "This setback will not affect
our commitment to work with
the industry to help solve their
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Caterpillars creeping up on snowbush


Last summer I wrote about a
wonderful shrub for our Florida
Yards Snowbush. One of the
nice things I suggested about this
plant is that it is relatively pest free.
Well it appears that yours truly will
have to start eating crow this week
- an insect population explosion
is taking the snowbush out to
lunch.
Reports are coming in from all
over South Florida that snowbush
are getting chewed up. The critter
responsible for this munching
march has been identified by Uni-
versity of Florida Entomologist Lyle
Buss as the snowbush spanworm
- the subject of this week's col-
umn.
A few weeks ago I was asked to
make a presentation to the Martin
County Master Gardeners, and after
it was over, they cornered me with
a pile of gardening problems they
could not solve. Most were fairly
easy, but one of their residents


brought in a branch from a snow-
bush that was getting all chewed
up.
It was covered with caterpillars
measuring about an inch in length,
and was basically lemon yellow in
color, with black bands and white
spots. The head and tail segments
were orange red in color. And if you
watched as it moved across the
remaining snowbush leaves, it
crawled like an inchworm. This
habit of movement put it in a group
of moths called the spanworms.
The caterpillar is the larva of the
white-tipped black moth,
Melanchroia chephise. According
to entomologists, it is a common
and sometimes abundant day-fly-
ing moth, found throughout Flori-
da in every month of the year.
When about an inch long, the
larva is full-grown and ready to
change into a pupa. In the land-
scape, the caterpillar drops to the
soil and forms an inch long brown-


colored pointy bug in a case. I
watched several captive caterpillars
in a jar go through these changes
and emerged as moths in about a
week.
The adults are day flying, which
is unusual, as most moths are
nighttime navigators. The moths
have a wing span that is a little over
one inch and have a striking velvety
appearance, with dark navy-blue to
black wings. Wings are without
any markings except for white mar-
gined tips on each of the four
wings. The middle body of the
moth (the thorax) is orange in
color.
Besides snowbush, this caterpil-
lar is known to eat several other
tropical and subtropical plants that
are not commonly found in our
local Florida Yards: Malay goose-
berry, white sapote and snow-on-
the-mountain.
Horticulture agents from Vero
Beach to Homestead have been in


touch with me and have reported
unusually high numbers of this
caterpillar this year. Collier County
Extension Agent Doug Caldwell
reports that they are also found
along coastal southwest Florida.
And last week I heard from a
homeowner here in Okeechobee
that some spanworms had taken a
chunk out of his snowbushes here
on the big lake too. I've found sev-
eral references to this insect
appearing in both Texas and
throughout the Caribbean islands.
Speculation is that the large
numbers of this insect may have
some relationship to last year's hur-
ricanes or possibly due to this
year's unusually wet weather. It
may also'be due to the increased
popularity of snowbushes in our
Florida Yards. Eventually their pop-
ulations will decline, and healthy
snowbushes will flush out a new
set of their beautiful pink and white
leaves.


Court decision doesn't threaten Florida property owners


TALLAHASSEE Last Thurs-
day the U.S. Supreme Court, in
Kelo vs. City of New London, held
that a Connecticut city may use its
eminent domain authority to take
private property even when the
sole purpose is to provide econom-
ic revitalization through private
development.
The Office of Attorney General
Charlie Crist has reviewed the opin-
ion to determine its potential
impact on private property owners
in Florida, and Attorney General
Crist issued the following state-
ment:
"The United States Supreme

Court's decision raises serious con-
cerns as to the protections afforded
individual property owners. Under
the Court's ruling, citizens who
have lived in an area their entire
lives could be displaced to make


way for private development for
the sole purpose of supporting eco-
nomic development. In states like
Connecticut, city leaders can take a
person's homestead for no other
reason than that another property
owner could, in their opinion, bet-
ter utilize the property for the city's
benefit. This subjects private prop-
erty rights to the whim of municipal
government and undermines the
guarantee that our Founding
Fathers put forth that private prop-
erty should only be taken for a pub-
lic purpose.
"This decision has generated
much discussion about whether
the same type of taking could hap-
pen in Florida. After reviewing the
decision and considering the differ-
ences between Florida and Con-
necticut law, it is my opinion that it
cannot.


"Florida's Constitution, as inter-
preted by the courts, and Florida
statutory law provide greater pro-
tection of private property rights
than either the U.S. Constitution or
Connecticut law. Under Florida
law, only if property is designated
as a blighted area can it be taken
through the extraordinary power of
eminent domain for redevelop-
ment, and then only if it would pri-
marily serve a public purpose.
"Quite simply, eminent domain
is not available in Florida if the ben-
efit to a private party is the para-
mount purpose of the project.
While it is usually true that every
new business, manufacturing facil-
ity or industrial plant will provide
some benefit to the city in which it
is located, under Florida law these
benefits to the public are not suffi-
cient by themselves to allow for the


taking of private property.
"The Florida Legislature long
ago established laws to protect
homeowners' property rights.
Florida law allows for the taking of
private property for redevelopment
purposes only where there exists a
substantial number of deteriorated
structures, economic distress or
danger to life or property, as well as
other additional requirements. In
short, an area must be proven to be
'blighted' before government can
begin the process of taking private
property for private redevelop-
ment.
"I commend House Speaker
Allan Bense for wisely creating a
select committee to study whether
even more protections should be
written into the Florida Statutes to
protect the rights of private proper-
ty owners," Crist concluded.


Attorney General files

suit against "Debt

Termination" company


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed a
lawsuit against New Leaf Asso-
ciates, LLC, and several associ-
ated businesses and individuals
for their participation in a
phony "debt termination"
scheme.
The lawsuit alleges that
New Leaf and the other civil
defendants took in more than
$8 million from late 2003 until
early this year by claiming they
had a legal "administrative
process" by which they could
completely eliminate credit
card and student loan debts for
their clients as an alternative to
bankruptcy.
An investigation conducted
by the Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division
revealed that New Leaf collect-
ed fees starting at almost
$4,000 from approximately
2,200 clients who were lured
by the promise that not only
would their debts disappear
but their credit scores would
not be damaged. No debts
were actually terminated by the
program, and numerous con-
sumers suffered financial loss-
es as a result, the state's lawsuit
asserts.
The Attorney General's
Office has received some 185
consumer complaints regard-
ing the New Leaf scam, the
highest total for any single
complaint subject this year.
"Too many consumers are
mired in debt and are desper-
ate to find a way out of their
financial dilemma," said Crist.
"These defendants took advan-


tage of their victims, who were
seeking assistance to solve
their financial problems. Florid-
ians should always remember
that if something sounds too
good to be true, it probably is."
In addition to New Leaf
Associates LLC and its market-
ing arm, Quantum Business
Consultants LLC, the lawsuit
names as defendants 16 indi-
viduals and seven business
entities.
The individuals, including
principals and agents of New
Leaf and Quantum, are: James
M. Patterson, Thomas Spiller,
Luke Anastasakis, Phil Plastic,
Ken Keplinger, Chris Holland,
Paul Greaves, Brett Merl,
Richard Spiller, Kris Schnell,
Cecil Taylor, Lillian Varga,
George W. ("Bill") Gute, Ray-
mond Schlang, Chad F. Polley
and Christopher S. Brewer.
Business entities named in the
lawsuit are: Ameribiz Consult-
ing, Inc.; Manhattan Financial
Group, LLC; Legal Club Finan-
cial Corporation; RWS Consult-
ing, Inc.; B&B Enterprises Inter-
national, Inc.; Quantum
Business Consultants of Cali-
fornia, Inc., and WJC & Associ-
ates, LLC.
The defendants are charged
with violating Florida's Decep-
tive and Unfair Trade Practices
Act. They could be ordered to
pay restitution to their victims
and also ordered to pay civil
penalties of $10,000 per viola-
tion or $15,000 for victims who
were disabled or senior citi-
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UF scientist detect soybean rust,

farmers brace for outbreaks


CITRA, Fla. Asian soy-
bean rust, a crop-killing disease
first detected in the United
States last fall, has been found
near Citra on soybeans at a Uni-
versity of Florida "sentinel plot"
planted early to detect the fun-
gus.
It was one of two findings
this week that mark the first
appearances of soybean rust
on U.S. soybeans during the
typical growing season, and UF
researchers fear the discovery
signals the beginning of out-
breaks that may devastate the
nation's $16 billion soybean
industry.
The disease was found
Wednesday by Jim Walker, a
biological scientist with the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services,
Division of Plant Industry,
which has been monitoring the
plots in cooperation with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultur-
al Sciences, or UF/IFAS. On
Thursday, a Division of Plant
Industry laboratory confirmed
that the pathogen was Asian
soybean rust, said David
Wright, a UF/IFAS professor of
agronomy in Quincy.
The other discovery was
made Tuesday on a sentinel
plot in Baldwin County, Ala.,
Wright said. Previously, soy-
bean rust was found in Florida
and other Southern states after
the 2004 growing season
ended. The crop is typically
planted in the spring and pro-
duces soybeans in the summer
and early fall.
"There's a lot at stake now,
and nobody really knows what
will happen," Wright said. "But
if there are major problems, it
will affect a lot of people."
Losses from the disease -
which kills up to 95 percent of
infected plants could drive
up prices on products ranging
from margarine and peanut
butter to livestock feed and
biodiesel fuel, he said.
UF and state agricultural
experts have joined a nation-
wide effort to help farmers pro-
tect this year's crop, estimated
at 74-million acres, Wright said.
Soybeans are grown in 31


states, with heaviest production
in the Midwest.
By monitoring sentinel plots
at 26 Florida sites, Wright and
other scientists at UF's North
Florida Research and Educa-
tion Center in Quincy hope to
provide data on the disease's
development, distribution and
other factors that could assist
farmers in northern areas of the
nation, Wright said.
The project is funded by the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
and the North Central Soybean
Research Program, a consor-
tium representing higher edu-
cation institutions in the 31 soy-
bean-producing U.S. states.
Many growers are con-
cerned about being caught off
guard by soybean rust, because
the fungus, known as Phakop-
sora pachyrhizi, is spread by
tiny spores that can travel hun-
dreds of miles on air currents,
he said.
"The fungus also matures
very quickly," Wright said.
"Once a spore lands on a host
plant it can produce new
spores in nine days."
Despite its name, soybean
rust attacks more than 30
species of legumes, a plant
family that includes beans,
peas and clover, he said. On
soybeans, it causes infected
leaves to develop small brown-
ish spots, then turn yellow and
fall off.
Crop protection sprays
called fungicides control the
disease in South America,
where soybean rust arrived in
2001, Wright said. But U.S.
farmers fear the sprays could
cut profits.
Fungicide treatments for an
acre of soybeans would cost
$10 to $30 per year, he said.
Protecting the entire U.S. crop
could total more than $1 bil-
lion.
"Soybeans have a low profit
margin, probably $25 to $50
per acre," Wright said. "So
there's not much room for new
expenses."
To determine which fungi-
cides work best under Florida's
growing conditions, UF
researchers are conducting


field trials of about 20 products,
said Jim Marois, a UF plant
pathologist. The trials, held at
the Quincy center, will also
investigate application meth-
ods.
"Growers prefer the lowest-
priced products that work,"
Marois said. "We want to help
them make informed choices."
UF researchers will also
investigate tilling methods that
bury old plant residue, a prac-
tice that could prevent dormant
spores from starting new out-
breaks, he said.
"This method will only work
against spores that survive the
winter here, and we're not sure
that will happen," Marois said.
"We hope not, because then
we'll only have outbreaks if
spores arrive from other coun-
tries."
Native to Asia, soybean rust
is believed to have reached the
United States in September
when winds from Hurricane
Ivan transported spores from
South America, he said. There,-
the disease affects Brazil,
Bolivia and Paraguay.
Concerns about internation-
al terrorism spurred U.S. prepa-
rations for soybean rust, Marois
said. In the aftermath of the
Sept. 11 disaster, it was identi-
fied as a possible bioterrorism
agent, which led to the devel-
opment of federal programs to
identify and respond to the dis-
ease.
"We've had a very coordi-
nated effort," Marois said.
"Although nobody's happy soy-
bean rust is here, the silver lin-
ing is that we're learning more
about how we can take a
nationwide approach to crop
diseases."
Florida will be a critical state
in the fight against soybean
rust, said X.B. Yang, a professor
of plant pathology at Iowa State
University in Ames.
"What happens in Florida
may well determine the risk
level for Midwest states," said
Yang, who is part of an Iowa
group collaborating with UF
researchers. "Information gen-
erated by UF scientists is essen-
tial for colleagues in the north."


Amendment funds HOPE VI


WASHINGTON D.C. U.S.
Rep. Katherine Harris (R), of
Florida, took to the House floor in
a successful fight for increased
funding for the HOPE VI grant
program, which provides grants
to distressed communities for
restoring and revitalizing public
housing.
Rep. Harris joined Rep. Artur
Davis, an Alabama democrat, to
introduce an amendment to the
Transportation, Treasury and
Housing and Urban Develop-
ment Appropriations bill to
restore $60 million in funding for
the grant program, which is
administered by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD).
The bipartisan amendment
passed the House by a vote of
248-173.
"We have all seen the stories
of the conditions that exist in
public housing developments
throughout the nation dilapi-
dated buildings and homes, ram-
pant insect and rodent infesta-
tions, barely functional plumbing


and sewage that flows into chil-
dren's playground areas; high
rates of violence and crime," Har-
ris said in floor debate on her
amendment. "These are the con-
ditions that have overtaken too
many of our public housing facili-
ties the conditions in which
too many families are struggling
to live and to raise their children.
This program is aptly named
because HOPE is exactly what
these grants bring to these dis-
tressed communities."
Created in 1992 by former
President Bush and then-HUD
Secretary Jack Kemp to renovate
existing public housing sites and
replace them with new mixed-
income housing, the HOPE VI
grant program has revitalized
troubled and distressed commu-
nities across the United States. As
of June 2004, HOPE VI grants had
led to the rehabilitation of more
than 11,570 units of existing pub-
lic housing and the construction
of more than 83,100 new housing
units.
A longtime advocate of pro-


Mobile command center


Emergency Mobile Command
Center is deployed to the Florida
panhandle by the South Florida
Water Management District.
A 48-foot trailer transformed
into a state-of-the-art emergency
command post on wheels was
deployed to the Florida panhan-
dle on Sunday. The South Florida
Water Management District sent
its Mobile Command Center for
eventual deployment into the
areas impacted by Hurricane
Dennis. It is to be used by the state


Emergency Command Team.
"We are proud to be able to
support our state at a time like
this," said Carol Wehle, District
executive director.' "This is an
exceptional vehicle that can run
operations for an entire com-
mand team. It is a self-contained
unit able to respond to disasters in
remote areas."
The Mobile Center is capable
of providing food, water, shelter
and sanitation for five personnel
for up to five days. The vehicle


moting quality, affordable hous-
ing for all Americans, Harris
pointed to the results that a HOPE
VI grant had brought to Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Bradenton,
Fla. Harris pointed to the Braden-
ton Village revitalization project,
which was funded by HOPE VI
grants, resulting in a vibrant and
thriving community. That project,
Harris pointed out, was a suc-
cessful collaboration between
the local and federal govern-
ments, the private sector and
local community activists.
"This $60 million is a relatively
modest investment that will
make a big difference in the com-
munities that benefit from these
grants," Harris said. "I am
pleased that my colleagues
joined me and Congressman
Davis in recognizing the success
and promise of this program, and
I will continue working with my
colleagues to encourage them to
provide further funding to the
HOPE VI program when the
appropriations bill comes before
the conference committee."


is depolyed
contains computers, air condi-
tioning, a 20 KW quiet generator,
short-wave radio and satellite-
connecting phones and faxes.
The District is the first of the
state's five water management
district's to have such a unit. The
trailer was purchased and outfit-
ted by District craftspeople using
a $50,000 grant from the state of
Florida Division of Emergency
Management. It took nine months
to transform the former moving
van into the mobile field office.


Gas price gouging complaints pouring in


TALLAHlASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist said his staff
has received an extraordinary
number of price gouging com-
plaints due to the past approach
of Hurricane Dennis, particularly
from the Panhandle area, and
pledged to aggressively investi-
gate the complaints.
Multiple complaints of exces-
sive price increases have poured
into the Attorney General's Fraud
Hotline, many of them reporting
gas price increases of 20 to 40


cents per gallon in a 24-hour peri-
od. One caller reported an
increase from $2.18 per gallon to
$2.89.
"We are already looking into
these reports and are most inter-
ested in hearing an explanation
for price increases of 20 to 30 per-
cent once the state of emergency
was declared," said Crist. "People
are leaving their homes trying to
escape with their lives and can ill
afford to pay exorbitant prices for
necessities."


The Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division is already
looking into the more than 300
complaints received through the
Fraud Hotline as of 4 p.m. Friday.
More than 95 percent of those
complaints have involved fuel
costs.

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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ALL TRADESMEN:
P F/PW/B K/M C,
CR/EL/TW/MW/EO/RG/SM/I
W/ & PA/TB/PL/CO/CW/W.
Work out of state with top
pay & per diem. Resume to:
Craft Network, Box 137472,
Clermont, FL 34713.
BODY MAN (2)
Must have Body Work exp.
Ability to do collision repair
& restoration required.
PAINTERS HELPER (1)
Must have lr ex

$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.


I( f Now Hiring
J A, Management
i'm lovin' it

McDonald's of the Glades
(Belle Glade, Clewiston, and LaBelle)
are looking for a few good
people for Management. We are
looking for friendly, honest, self
starters, with excellent people
skills.

Starting pay based on
experience
Medical, life, dental, vision
insurance
Five day work week
Paid training
Paid vacation

To set up an interview
please call Amanda at
863-612-0333

Nisbet Enterprises Inc.
PO Box 1920
LaBelle, FL 33935


ELECTIONS SPECIALIST I, $10.40/Hr. Includes
voter registration, maintenance of voter registra-
tion records and answering gen. telephone in-
quiries and data entry. HS/eq. and 1 yr. gen.
office or legal clerical work.
ELECTIONS SPECIALIST II, $11.37/Hr. (See
Elections Spec. I.) Will solve more routine work
problems & assist in absentee ballot and early
voting process. HS/eq. and 1 yr. exp. working in
an elections office/related work.
Apply directly to Supervisor of Elections, 240 S.
Military Trail, WPB. Submit completed SOE appl.
or Board of County Commissioners' appl. (visit
www.pbcgov.com). Tel: 561-656-6200; Toll-
free from Glades: 1-866-868-3321; Fax
561-656-6287. EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP) (Appli-
cation deadline: 7/15/05-Note: Deadline may
possibly be extended.)

JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Days 7 am 7 pm
Nights 7 pm-7 am
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour
LTC & Management experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-94.66
Equal Opportunity Employer

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 drivers license. We are a drug free workplace. Inter-
views 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.


Glades County
Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
June 28, 2005

SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $35,000 $45,000
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE AND
STATE RETIREMENT
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Plan, coordinate, direct and exercise
general supervision of all solid waste operational activities and
services.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of modern
techniques, methods, procedures and practices of solid waste
processing and disposal. Ability to plan, direct, supervise and
inspect solid waste program activities in compliance with
Florida Department of Environmental Protection rules and
regulations. Skill in developing, preparing and presenting long-
range plans and programs relating to the County's Solid Waste
Activity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited
high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diplo-
ma. B.S. degree in either Civil Engineering or Environmental
Science considered a plus. Eight years experience in the field
of solid waste or public works, including four years in a super-
visory capacity. Must maintain a valid Florida Landfill Opera-
tors Certificate while employed. Must possess a valid Florida
Landfill Operators Certificate while employed. Must possess a
valid Flodrida Drivers License while employed.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Landfill
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., 5 days per week.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application,
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
Post Office Box 1018
500 Avenue J
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000


Alico. Inc.
Is now hiring CANKER INSPECTORS.
for the Citrus Division.
Experience a plus.
Must have valid driver's license.
Benefits included.
Apply in person at the Alico office,
640 S. Main Street, LaBelle.
Alico, Inc, is and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida

JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Server
Line Cook
Maintenance
Housekeeping
Casino Customer Rep.
Security
TAD Machine Tech
TAD Clerks


$5.50 plus grats
$10.00 per hour
$9 to $12 per hour
$8 to $9 per hour
$9.00 per hour
$10.00 per hour
$12.50 per hour
$6.00 plus grats (average $15
per hour)


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


Looking for a career
with a company you
can grow with?

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

The Caloos8 Belle and Immokalee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

Our company offers:
a unique work environment
potential for advancement
competitive pay and benefits
life and disability insurance
401 (K) plan
generous time off program
Email your resume to:
jkasten@strato.net
An equal opportunity employer

TRAINING SPECIALIST II
(Training & Development Specialists)
(#64081279)
Training position working with Teen Health
Center Program; ability to do educational
presentations; must be able to flex schedule
& travel; bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Winnie @863-674-4041 x138
for more details.


Administrative Assistant
(F-T)
$23,707 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Office Assistant (F-T)
$19,947 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Officer
$14.68. hour
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Police Sergeant (F-T)
$40,250 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Firefighter Driver
Engineer
$33,919 Ann.
(must pass C.S. Exam)
Utility Systems
Coordinator (F-T)
$35,700 Ann.
Service Tech I
$8.37 per hour
Director of Public
Safety (F-T)
Closing: 07-25-05
$70,636 Ann.
Field Service
Representative
Closing: 07-25-05
$10.00 hour
Unless stated-
All positions are open
until filled.
Complete Employment
Applications must be on
file at:
City of Belle Glade
Human Resources
Department
110 Dr Martin LutherKing
Jr. Blvd., W Belle Glade,
FL 33430-3900
Bus. Hours: 8:00 to 5:00
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
For agribusiness in
Clewiston area, general
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
DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.


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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The Pahokee Housing Authority is seeking quali-
fied individuals for two positions:

Modernization Coordinator. Responsible for de-
veloping, evaluating, and implementing, rehabili-
tation, renovations and/or reconstruction for all
modernization programs for the Housing Au-
thority, in accordance with HUD's Federal regu-
lations and guidelines. Duties include:
preparation of Annual and Five-Year Capital Fund
application; file maintenance; budget develop-
ment, ensuring compliance with HUD regula-
tions; A/E plan review and construction
administration; change order review, preparation
of invitations to bid and requests for proposals,
coordinating bid openings; preparation of A/E
and construction contracts. Must have ability to
interpret blue prints, maps and construction
plans relating to modernization projects. Re-
quires Bachelors Degree in Business Adminis-
tration; at least three (3) years experience in
contract and construction administration
(experience may substitute for degree); ability to
work well independently; must have a valid,
Florida Drivers License. Must have good com-
munication and analytical skills; must be profi-
cient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
software. Essential functions to be included in
position description. Salary $32,000-$35,000
based on experience. Good Benefits.

Office Assistant. Must be 18 years or older; at
least two years experience in performing general
Clerical functions and transcribing minutes;
ability to work well independently; good commu-
nication skills; must have a valid, Florida Drivers
License; type 50 CWPM; bilingual helpful. Job
specific pre-employment test will be given on
date of interview.

Qualified applicants for both positions must
submit resume to: Julia Hale, Executive Direc-
tor, Pahokee Housing Authority, Inc., 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, Florida 33476. All applicants
must complete an application, even if resumes
are submitted. Deadline for submitting applica-
tions/resumes is 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 15,
2005. Pahokee Housing Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and Promotes a Drug-Free
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The GEO Group, Inc.

The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections'
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
Current openings for:
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
(2) MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

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


SENIOR CONNECTIONS OF SW FL, INC.

Program Coordinator needed to manage pro-
grams for older adults in Hendry/Glades Co. F/T
position, great pay and benefits for degree can-
didate. We're looking for "Personality Plus" per-
son to help us expand our volunteer caregiving
programs. Must have degree in human services
orrelated field, clean FL driver license. Back-
ground checks done on all new hires. Send re-
sume to Coordinator Search, POB 2400,
LaBelle, FL 33975-2400. Position open until
filled.

Personal Care Aides needed to assist frail elderly
in their own homes in Hendry & Glades
Counties. Must have CNA certificate, H.S. diplo-
ma or GED, clean Fl driver license. Background
checks done on all new hires. Name your hours-
we'll work with you as long as you have a heart
for seniors!

Call our office nearest you for more info about job
openings in your area. LaBelle: 675-1446, Cle-
wiston: 983-7088, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We
are an EOE.

City of Clewiston
Immediate'Opening
Police Dispatcher
High school diploma or GED required. Position
requires working shift work, weekends & holidays.
This is a full time position w/ benefits package.
Job description & applications are available at
City Hall, Marilyn McCorvey, Human Resources
115 W VenturaAve.
Position is open until filled. EOE/DFWP


Southern Gardens Groves
Seeks a Heavy Equipment Operator experienced in
excavators, graders, front end loaders & an
Machines. Requires good driving record w/Class D


mor CL license. Goond boa nul401K & benefits


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.


CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197

Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee


Emplymen


HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
'Full time Med./Surg. 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am. FL RN Lic., 1
yr experience preferred will train new graduate.
Must have BLS, $3,000 Sign On Bonus
-Support RN for all nsg. areas FL RN License w/ at least 1
yr experience in area of experts
LPN T af U
*L r.* .. *.. ri r ..--._ .. i'T'=.-i-Oyreq.
Respiratory Therapist
Per Diem, CRT or ZRT preferred, with minjnun of two (2)
years experience an adult and general patient care. BLS and
ACLS are required. F24.00/HR.
Per Diem Pharmacy Technician
Applicant should have strong Math & Chemistry background.
Exp is comparable to education training. Work exp in the
healthcare field pref(esp. Pharmacy Tech). Schedule requires
weekend and holiday w.ork.
Must have CNA Certificate and CPR Certiacation
Full Time Certified Dietary Manager
Ideal candidate will have 1 yr exp. wl Dietary Mgr Cert.
Familiarity with sanitation and quality control standards req.
May perform line cooking duties as needed.
Director of Quality Improvement
Responsibilities will include monitoring and coordinating
patient care; assassins opportunities for improving quality of
care delivered by maintainingperformance imprvernment in
conjunction with the utililization review program- Applicant
should have current RN Fl. License; prior Quality
Management experience; 5 yers clinical experience and
knowledge of State and Federal regulations. Licensure/ certifi-
cation in Risk Management per FSS#625.994 preferred, but
not mandatory.
Part time- PBX operator
Must possess excellent public relations skills.
Prior PBX system and filing experience is a plus.
Must be able to file alphabetically.
Competitive Satary Excettent Benefits -
Clinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Foax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


The GEO Group, Inc.


RUN'S & LPN'S NEEDED
The GEO Group a worldwide leader
in privatized Corrections,
offers a challenging and exciting opportunity.
WE OFFER: Top Pay,
Medical, Dental, Short term disability, 401 K, Paid
Vacation & Holidays and Life Insurance


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


I
The Seminole Tribe
of Florida Health Department
has an opening for a
Medical Assistant
at our Big Cypress Reservation.

Maintain patient rooms, Triage patients, check
vitals, Venipuncture, Immunizations, Dressing
changes, Assist ARNP RN, MD with procedures,
Document logs & charts, Assist w/office
coverage. Grad of accredited MA program &
current CPR req. FL Drivers lic.

Resumes via email:
galtman(semtribe.com
Fax: 954-967-3477, or mail to:
HR; 6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024.
Applications avail. at www.seminoletribe.com
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The GEO Group, Inc.

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
EOE,' M/F/V/H


LABOR > FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
SAll Types of Work Available
11 ~202 E. Sugarland Hwy. i
N." '' (Across from Clewiston Inn)
S(8e63) 902-9494 )


HAMAN RANCH
A new facility on Hwy 80 has
multiple employment oppor-
tunities for individuals having
or desiring work with ani-
mals. Competitive salaries
and attractive benefits. For
further information, call
(305)245-1551 or
(239)464-1178 between
9am-4pm,

MAINT.
MECHANIC
SPECIALIST

Needed for Short Term
Project. 1-2 years exp.
working with interior
and exterior renova-
tion, electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting,
plumbing, and tile set-
ting. Must have a posi-
tive attitude and be will
to work FT hours dur-
ing the project. Apply in
person at 1201 S. Main
St., Belle Glade, FL
EOE/M/F/DFWP
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY
Flexible hours, Starting pay
$10.00/hr.
(561)261-0589
TACO BELL
NOW HIRING MANAGERS
FOR THE BELLEGLADE
LOCATION.
PLEASE APPLY WITHIN




Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
TRUCK TIRE EXPERIENCE
Must have good driving record
DFWP Top pay for industry.
(561)261-0589
Wanted
Shift Supervisor
Machine Operator
Warehouse Laborers
Drug Free. Speak English
Apply in person
RKO Industries, Inc.
1275 Commerce Drive
Labelle

When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


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#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$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.
$5.9 Trillion Industry Needs
YOU. Earn $1000/sale. We
do 95% and You just place
ads like this. $1995 fee.
(8 6 6) 9 61 5031 :
(877)821-2420 (jk1391).
$800 POSSIBLE weekly in-
come mailing brochures.
Free supplies. Genuine op-
portunity. Free info. Call
now! (708)536-7030.
ABSOLUTELY FREE INFO ON-
LINE! Work from any loca-
tion! Put your PC to work!
Great training. $25-$75/HR.
PT/FT. Grow with expanding
International Company!
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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!

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

OPPORTUNITY MEETING!!!
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @ 7:00 P.M.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.
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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!



DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
hendry.k12.fl.us


SAVE-A-LOT

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


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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


Buiness


30 X40, 40X60, 40X100
LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com
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.
WINDOWS: 20, Assorted
Sized, Roll Out. $800 for all,
will sep. 863-675-7761 or
863-843-8101



FIBERGLASS STEPS- New,
For Mobile Home 4 raiser
with railings $300.
(863)467-8005


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




DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes 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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets.'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONERS- 5 ton,
reverse cycle, $1000 you
must move. (863)467-2571.


AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
(863)675-2624.
BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
$500 (863)467-6805
DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,
Good condition. Beautiful
Piece. $200.
(302)492-3488
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837 a


FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490



UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654



BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x16'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
FLORIDA BUILDING
BLOWOUT
FL PRODUCT APPROVED


$50 firm (863)763-8149



WICKER SET 2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650
(863)357-8788


COLLAPSIBLE WHEELCHAIR
Lightweight, $95
(863)763-2458
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458


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

561-993-1160


EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. 863-447-1141



ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233


CLOTHES- 6-Shirts & 5-pair
of pants. Sizes small & Me-
dium. $60. (863)697-8319
GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.



COMPUTER, Compaq, key-
board, mouse tower, &
desk, $149. (863)983-7751
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XR 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.



FA


BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
(863)763-8642
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/ mattress $300
(863)675-2969
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
$75 or best offer.
(863)357-3633
LIVING ROOM SET, 3 pc.
w/table and lamps & BED
ROOM SET, Queen. $1500
for all. (561)261-0713
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200 (863)635-4690
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
SOFA BED, 2-chairs, Dinette
set w/4-chairs, Storage
chest, 2-office desk 6-office
chairs $2000 561-924-7989
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


BUSHMASTER CARBINE-
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells $200. (863)447-0099



POWERHOUSE FITNESS GYM
10 or more exercises. New.
$85 (863)983-5597
Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250. neg. (863)467-8548



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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice


600 NW 17th St.


TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033


LOOKING FOR: Electric Riding
Lawn Mower. Please call
any time. (863)983-7996


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline.
com.

GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
RAILROAD CROSS TIES-100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 1,50 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)924-7989



OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-924-7989


'ALPACKA- $500ortrade
1(863)673-1567
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BIRD DOGS (4)
English Pointer,
Ready to hunt. $500.
(863)697-2969
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
(863)673-2260/674-1322
BURMESE PYTHONrt2 'Ft.,
Female, Very tame. $300 or
best offer. (863)228-7230
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best offer
(863)673-0476/675-0325
LLAMA $500 or trade
(863)673-1567 1
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
on 07/15. $200 for males &
$250 for females.
(863)983-5597
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230



Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. For De-
tails Call (866)348-7560.
HOT TUB- 6 seats, new cost
$3100. Good condition.
selling fof $900.
(863)467-8005
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-1794
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500. (239)657-9195



FISHING LURES, 113, New,
still in box. Asking $400 all,
may separate. 239-357-6889
POOL TABLE- World Leisure
Championship Tournament
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
(863)357-1572.



COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 5/2 h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er $1500 (863)675-8074



Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,


Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




GAS STATION- Clewiston, Fla,
Great location, very high in-
come. Other gas stations
also available. Call Peter
Bleykhman, Keller Williams
Realty (561)459-0232.


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*1 hursday, Juiy 14, 2005


PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
(419)688-1669

WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
(419)946-1008


HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
REG PASO FIND MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.



LAWN MOWER Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202/ 261-4999
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449


FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
great pets or lawnmowers,
150. (863)675-4098
LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 055
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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




PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
OFFICE SPACE
FOR LEASE
Space from 910 sf up to
3,600sf. Excellent location
with professional tenant mix.
Call today!!
Contact April Hart
561-996-8080 ext 10.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


OKEECHOBEE- Private
BR/bath, full use of home,
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.
863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or
863)357-1426 eve/week-

ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. inclds every-
thing (863)228-3887

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


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Thursday. July 14,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


iubi Notice


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40 Years Experience
LICENSED & INSURED PE-SALES INSPECTION
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Pre- Construcion Pricig
4 Bedroms, 2 Baths, Many Upgrade


*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* New construction on
Bayberry Loop, 4 BR,
2BA, Many Upgrades
$275,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MONITBRA
* Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa $55,000


3 Bearom 2 Baths Modular Home
Moore Have. Gudfrt included. 55+omaL
A Mt SW l1llOg,OO


MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
w/Lot $119,000
'River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE, L4SD & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
RENTALS
4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
* 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
* 2BR, IBA in Moore Haven
$525/mo.


Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
'MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

.4g* Satfes Associates:
r Ann Donohue 228-0221
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Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup& A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


LAND, 51/2 acres, 606 Henry
Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, $210,000.
305-342-71 33/
305-636-5092.
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654
*LAND FOR SALE*
41.4 Acres in Hendry
County. Could Divide.
Call 239-657-5654



Attention Homeowners Free
$300.00 Value Place your ad
on www.floddarealestatefor-
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wanted!
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfr6nt 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.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
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Cher.okee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Closeout Sale! LAKEVIEW
BARGAINS from $39,900
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plus Pay NO Closing Costs!
High elevation, beautifully
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Across from national forest
on Norris Lake in Eastern
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unset Bay, LLC.
GATED MOUNTAIN COMMU-
NITY NEAR ASHEVILLE, NC
Spectacular view & river
lots. Clubhouse, paved
roads, hiking, fishing. Grand
Opening August 12- 15.
Huge Incentives!
(866)411-5263
www.BearRiverLodge.net.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.


Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900. Pay
NO Closing Costs*! July 30
& 31. Spectacular'new wa-
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of the largest & cleanest
mountain lakes in America!
Large, estate-size parcels,
gentle slope to water, gor-
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views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Lake access
from $29,900. Low financ-
ing. Call now
(800)564-5092 x 215 "re-
strictions apply".
GRAND OPENING! Winding
River Preserve II July 30 &
31. Ocala/Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
New semi- private gated
community featuring parcels
w/ frontage on the Wacas-
sassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/ deer
& turkey. SAVE up to
$20,000! Great financing.
Call toll-free (866)352-2249,
x 517 or www.fllandbar-
gains.com.
LAND NEAR ASHVILLE NC
10.5 ac. Great Views, Loca-
tion, Privacy & Access for
main Rd. Ideal for Retire-
ment Estate! For pictures &
info go to:
www.ma'disoncounty
acreage.com
(561)459-0232
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
2.75 acres w/ 50 mile view
or 1 acre lakefront lot only
$85,000. Private commu-
nities with views, creeks, riv-
er and lake access. Swim,
fish, hike. Other lots from
$20,000- $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
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NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,990. Scenic region,
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climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
New Tennessee Lake Proper-
ty from $19,900! 7 Acre par-
cel $34,900. Lake Parcel
and LogCabin Package
$54,900. (866)770-5263
ext. 8 for details. '



LaBelle 2br, 11/ba, $650 a
mo. + $650 sec & $650 1st
month, ref. req'd. After 5p or
Iv msg (863)675-6651
LaBelle 2br, 11/ba, $650 a
mo. + $650 sec & $650 1st
month, ref. req'd. After 5p or
Iv msg (863)675-6651



MOBILE HOME 14x60, 2
Bdrm., 1 Ba. Great fishing on
Lake Reddie. 55 or older rental
lot. $25,000 (863)517-1570
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106


Brian Sullivan

General Contractor

CUSTOM HOMES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Call us for all of your new construction needs,

your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

www.briansullivancontractor.com

and look at some of our new homes.


(863)441-4202


(863)465-1371


License #CGC0061855


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up,
3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use
your land as down payment. Financing
available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355


CENTRAL HOMES
OF CLEWISTON

1 REDUCED
ery Nice,
2/2 DW,
Fenced,
Screen Porch,
DW Carport,
2 Sheds
$72,900



2) Midstate
Loop Special,
3/2 DW,
Fence
Carport, Shed
$72,100


3Tropical #28
/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x10Shed.
MUST SEE

4)TropKaLqt#1
3/2DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed

2160 W. Hwy.27Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
ScHampionI
L HOME BUILDERS CO.

MOORE HAVEN, 4 BR, 2 BA
on landscaped private lot w/
Screen porch & dbl. car port.
$160,000. (863)946-2585
Moore Haven, '95, Fleetwood,
3br, 2ba, furn., 16x80, nice,
must be moved. Zone 2.
$16,500. (863)946-0670
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewlston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106


SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation


BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor cart)
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210


Itasca Winnebago, '84, 27%V
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
RV- '90, Prowler, 25', 5th
Wheeler. Great shape, Clean
$4000. (863)697-2043
RV'S (2) one w/screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
(863)763-3599

Doent Miss

This One
STARCRAFT, POP UP CAMP-
ER, $800. (863)675-6070



BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,
$250.(863)528-1894




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
(863)605-1203
MINI CHOPPER New only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
(863)674-0898.



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
good. $700.(863)467-6901
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike.
runs good, $350.
(863)357-1960 or
(863)634-5402.


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
(863)610-0415
CHEVYCAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
(863)697-3090
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill Mcuo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818
FORD LTD 1984, Runs w/title.
Needs works. $300.
(863)675-4869
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
(863)467-4598
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.


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LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770


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Se Habla Espaifol
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ANNDYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS KATHY GARCIA
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 228-4798


RESIDENTIAL COMVMERCIAL
S2 BA New Condo Moglii3ts-
$184,900 w/ w r only
5 New Homesa 6,000
UnderContract Canfor Deils 9 Commercial, Lots on US
3 osAEg,1jD tM900 27 with Building $400,000
4EBSLEiEWI 1900 Building 2476 sq. ft. on
US 27 100'x100'
Moore Haven Yacht Club 8 Lots Zoned RI-B
LIot& P0ENDIS500 $400,000
3B3SAWPEND /o00 10 lLots Zoned Commeral
^2Btd?.f80 $500,000
acres or details Harlem Bar Great
3BR, 2Btj2 rkshop Business Opportunity
30,0 oooCall for Details
340,000 Ind SOA p fDVGI! +
MOBILE. HOMES 100 acres $2.5m
3BR,2Ba,X aII $67,500 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BAEasy .fe $87,000 & Apt. $173,000
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor
$87,500 ACREAGE
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80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '99,
exc. cond., $3,000.
(863)763-8989
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
(863)612-0009
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
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DODGE DURANGO'01
V8, low mi, fully loaded, all
power, a/c, leather, GPS,
max. care warranty trans.
$19,000 neg. (863)983-6018
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must
sell. $1300 (863)381-0432


CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
(863)517-1177


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
FORD RANGER-'98, Wrecked,
Hit on the drivers front side.
No damage to motor, Low
ml. $1000.863-634-2077
ISUZU PUP- '85, For parts on-
ly. $150. (863)763-5147
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
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By/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
66602 CGS 7/7,14/05
NOTICE
Notice is here given that on 7/16/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
will sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property ereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:
Angela Billings B-6
Sofa, love seat washer,
dryer & mattresses
Stephanie Yardley L-20
Headboard, footboard, misc. boxes
Anna Pereiro A-6
Mattresses, desk, baby bed,
misc. hems.
Robert Hauen 6
Householdfumrniture, bike, misc. ems.
Marcia Hassen B-13i C-1
Misc. boxes & items
Brad Swearlngen J-56
Table, recliner, sofa, cabinet,
misc. Items
Lynda Davis 113
Misc. items
65696 CGS 7/7/14/05


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PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fegu-
son Towing will eeli at Public Auction
tree from all prior liens, the llowing
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in "
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to t high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt, FL 33438 on July 25,2005
at 9:00 AM.
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TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
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bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.
DODGE RAM CHARGER '85
$800 (863)634-3896
FORD F150 1990, New Drive
Shaft, Tires. Good trans &
A/C. High miles. $850 As
Is. (863)763-2756
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4104
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.
NISSAN P/U'92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896
TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760.
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Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
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treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.


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'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, great interior $800
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005-
AMARIUS VAZQUEZ
AND VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
Plaintiffs
Vs.
LOURDES FERNANDEZ AND SUSANA
FERNANDEZ, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Lourdes Fernandez
Edlfclo D-72, Apt #5'
Zona7Alamar
La Habana, Cuba
Susana Fernandez
Pasaje Cumbre 51
e/13 and 14
Lawton, La Habana, Cuba
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action of
Partition on the following described
properly:
Lot 11 Block 28, Montore Ranches First
Subdivision according to the Plat here-
of as recorded In Plat Book 3, at pag-
es 37, 38 and 39 of the Public
Records of Hendry County, Florioda.
has been filed against you, Lourdes Fer-
nandez and Susana Fernandez, and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
lizabeth A. Merceret, Esq., whose ad-
dress is 1800 West 49th Street, Suite
332, Hialeah, Florida 33012, on or be-
fore August 10, 2005 and to file the
'original with the clerk of this court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Pettion.
Dated on this 22nd day of June, 2005.
Elizabeth A. Merceret, Esq.
Attorney for Defendants
1800 W.49th Street,
Suite 332
Hialeah, Florida 33012
PH: (305) 558-5660
Fla. Bar No: 220094
68068 CGS 7/14,21/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY
Deutsche Bank National Trust
Company, as Trustee,
Plaintiff
vs. No.04-1132 CA
Ronald J. Power; Patricia A. Power,
et al., Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, ursuant to
that Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated June 27, 2005, and entered In
civil case number 04-1132 CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Cir-
cuit In and for Hendry Counly, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE ANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, is
Plaintiff and Ronald J. Power; Patricia
A. Power, Is/are Defendant(s), I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash In front of the main Clerk's office,
being on the second floor hallway,
Hendry County Courthouse; LaBelle,
Florida, Haendry County, Florida, at
11:00 am on the 27th day of July,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 19, BLOCK D, RIDGEVIEW ES-
TATES ADDITION NO. 2, A SUBDIVI-
SION IN THE CITY OF CLEWISTON,
FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT 800K
6, PAGES 122 AND 123 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HENRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Col-
lectlon Practices Act you are advised
that this law firm Is deemed to be a
debt collector attempting to collect a
debt and any information obtained
will be ueed for that purpose.
Dated the 28thtiday of June, 2005.
BARBARAS. BUTLER
Clerk of Circuit Court


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/2/05
SUBJECT AREA: 217 Time Schedules
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
time schedules.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41,1012.22,1001,42 and 1001,43 FS.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1001.42 AND
1001.43 F.S.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for time sched-
ules.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendy County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 2,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with Information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lcation of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on ths proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, a haring. The request shall be submited to the Superintendent
of Schools, In writing, wih]n 21 days after publication of ths notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspecton and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
tices and to Incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33935 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting or worhop.
Notice: It the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(2), ES.
67303 CGS 7/14,21,28 CB 7/28/05


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF
EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
FOR THE ADOPTING OF THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a public hearing by the Board of Supervisors of
the Everglades Agriculitural Area Environmental Protection District will be held on
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. (or immediately followingthe Annual
Landowners' Meeting) in Commission Chambers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle Glade, Florida 33430.
The purpose of this public hearing is to hear all objectons to the budget as pro-
posed, to make such changes to the proposed budget as the Board of Supervis-
ors deems necessary and to adopt the budget as finally approved by the Board of
Supervisors forthe District.
f any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need a
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en-
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person re-
qiring special accommodations to participate In this meeting, because of a
disability or physical impairment, should contact the District's Attomey, Charfes
F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least five (5) calendar days priorto the Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2005.
BY: Charles Schoech, Asst. Secretary and Counsel to the District
66708 CGS7/7,14/05

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 Reckys Roofing Corpo-
ration; Lester Davis, Melane Davis are defendants, being Case number
96-2509CA21, In said Court, I, Ronald E. Lee, St., as Sheriff of Hendry County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title and Interest of the defendant Rockra
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-O000B-011.0 Also known as 1100 Quincy Avenue, Pioneer, FL
And on the 28th day of July, 2005, In the Courtyard of the Hendry County Court-
house, LaBelle, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as ps-
sible, I will offer for saleall the said defendants, Rocnls Roofing Corporation;
Lester Davis, Mealane Davis, right, tile and interest In the aforesaid real proper.
ty, at public auction and will sel the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest bidder for CASH IN HAND, the
proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the sats-
faction of the above-described execution.
Ronald E. Lee, Sr
Sheritff
Hendry County, Florida
By: Andy Lewis
deputy Sheriff
59661 CGS 6/23,30;7/7,14/05

INVITATION FOR SUBCONTRACTOR PRE-QUALIFICATION
Subcontractors, suppliers, vendors of all trades and services are invited to particle
pate in this prequalfication Invitation. Only pre-qualiffied bidders will be invited tc
bid on the construction of Labelle Middle School Media Center Addition and
Renovation.
To be considered you must send a letter of Interest requesting a Pre-Qualification
Package. You must submit the completed Pre-Qualfficaton Package prior to sub-
mttingany proposals or bids. Please fill out and return all qualific on forms to:
Jonathan Smothern'an, Project Manager
W.G. Mills, Inc.
4091 Colonial Blvd., Suite 200
FL Myers, FL 33912
Phone (239)275-3003 Fax (239) 275-4662
This invitation is the only opportunity to participate In the bidding process. This is
Part I of a two part process. Once received, we will review the information fol
compliance and contact the approved bidders to participate in Part II. Once a
subcontractor or supplier is approved to participate in Part II, they will be notified
as to when they can pick up their bid package.
W. G. Mills, Inc. Is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively seeking all cert-
fled M/WEB and Small Business subcontractors and suppliers to submit bids or
any portion of this project which may fail within their scope of services.
W. G. Mills, Inc. reserves the right not to consider bid packages without the return
of the Pre-Qualification Package.
68004 CB/CGS 7/14/05


EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF 2005
ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING &
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all owners of lands located within the boundaries 01
the EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIS.
TRICT that pursuant to a plicable laws, a meeting of the landowners of the EV-
ERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DISTRICT
will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in Commission Cham-
bers, Belle Glade City Hall, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, West, Belle
Glade, Florida 33430, forthe following purposes:
1. Receiving annual reports and taking such action with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine;
2. Election of Supervisor(s); and
3. Transacitng such other business as may properly coms before the meeting.
The Board of Supervisors meeting will commence Immediately thereafter and the
purpose of this meeting Is to adopt a budget tafor fiscal year 2005-2006 and tc
transact any and all business that ma come before the Board.
If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of Supervisors
with respect to any matter considered at these meetings he/she will need
record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to en
sure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which thep appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans wt Disabilities Act, any person re
iring special accommodations to participate in this meeting, because of
diabilty or physical Impairmont, should contact the District's Attorney, Charler
F. Schoech, at 561-655-0620 at least fivne (5) calendar days priortothe Meeting.
DATED this 29th day of June, 2005.
BY: Chardes F. Schoech, AssL Secretary and Counselto the Dlstrict
66700 CGS 7/7,14/05
NOTICETO BIDDERS
The School Board of Heandry County will
be accepting sealed bids until JULY
26, 20052:00pm for BId #006-0001,
PROPANE GAS LABELLE AREA.
Specifications will be available at the
Board's Fnance Office at 111 Curry
Sheet In LaBeile. Call (863) 674-4100 ,.... .,. -
to have the specifications saxed or
mailed. ,r 'oY Zu fu
Hendry County School Board
Rick Murphy, Chairman
67316 CB/CGS 7/7,14/05

The Hendry County Hospital Authority Fi -
nancial Commiatee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, July28 at 10:00 a.m. In the Con-
ference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugariand g
Highway, Ciewiston, Florida.
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