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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 21, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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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Thursday, July 21, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 79 No. 6


Pahokee selects new chief


Spa


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 Liv-
ingston. The program is
about Florida's land, water,
creatures and people. For
more information, please
call the library at 996-3453.

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

Support
our troops
The Woman's Club of
Belle Glade will be sending
packages of much needed
items to our 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
are receiving support from
their community. For more
information please contact
Elizabeth Cayson, Support-
Our-Troops Wish List Chair-
person 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 sched-
uled the first Wednesday of
every month in the Miracle
by Faith Fellowship Hall,
1035 N.W. 1 Street, South
Bay. Your attendance will
make a difference.

Entertainment
sought
Do you have a special tal-
ent that you'd like to share
with the community? Do you
dance, participate with a
step team, sing, recite poetry
or do praise dances? If so,
we want you to come and
show off your talent and win
great prizes for each catego-
ry. If you are interested,
please contact Mrs. Jessie
Terry at (561) 202-7701 or
Mrs. Lawanda Harper at
(561) 924-3126.


Lake Level

16.62
Feet
above sea
level


Index
Arrests . . . .5
Classifieds . .18-21
Obituaries . . .2
Opinion . . .4
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By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Pahokee City
Manager Lillie Latimore recent-
ly selected James Blackford, Jr.,
of Bartow, as the city's new
chief of police, following an
interview process that nar-
rowed the selection out of a
total of 47 applicants for the job.
The appointment marks the
end to months of vacancy at the
city's top law enforcement post,
after former Police Chief Rafael
Duran resigned in March amid
controversy. Detective Calipto


Gonzalez served as interim
chief.
The announcement was
made Friday.
According to the press
release, Mr. Blackford has more
than 30 years of experience in
law enforcement. He holds a
Master of Public Administration
Degree from Troy State Univer-
sity and is a graduate of the FBI
National Academy.
Prior to applying for the chief
of police position, Mr. Blackford
served with the Polk County


Group gets $55,000
BELLE GLADE We Help
Community Development Cor- ..
portion, in Belle Glade, -
received an in-kind donation .
voucher in the amount of
$55,000 from the Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund and Goodwill
Industries of Florida. The
voucher is for in-kind house-
hold goods to help Florida
families recover from the 2004
hurricanes.
The donation is part of a
statewide commitment of $1
million in goods donated by
Goodwill through the Florida
Hurricane Relief Fund. The
Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
is managed by nonprofit Vol-
unteer Florida Foundation. Dozens of families were on-h
The presentation was made of We Help CDC in Belle Glad
at the Goodwill Industries
store in Belle Glade, on July 8. City area of Western Palm
Goodwill Industries was Beach," said Dr. Walker. "In an
represented by Cal Miller, effort to rebuild our communi-
director of marketing. Dr. ty after the 2004 hurricane sea-
Dorothy M. Walker, executive son, these needed vouchers
director of We Help Communi- will go a long way to those
ty Development was onsite to individuals and families who
receive the voucher check. lost everything." she said.
"We Help Community We Help CDC, a nonprofit
Development Corporation is organization, was incorporat-
honored to be a recipient of ed in February 1997. It's pri-
the grant that will 'Help Us mary goal and mission is to
Help Many' families in the Tri- assist individuals and families


Sheriff Office. He is a certified
law enforcement officer in the
state of Florida.
Regarding the selection, Ms.
Latimore said, "I feel certain
that Mr. Blackford will be an
excellent addition to Pahokee's
management team. He brings
with him numerous qualities I
feel are needed for our police
department, the administration
and our community."
Though she had expected to
make a decision earlier than last
Friday, it was necessary to


donation


involve the city commission in involved, recording the process
matters pertaining to salary, and providing information on
which Ms. Latimore explained finance, for example, but did
is a policy issue. not vote or take a direct part in
As recently as July 11, Ms. the selection.
Latimore had sent a memo to The committee was tasked
commissioners outlining the- with sorting through the 47
chief selection process. applications received and was
The process consisted of a developed by the city manager
committee of residents from dif- with input from staff and the
ferent facets of the community, committee members.
with representation for the reli- "As city manager, I have
gious and business community, attempted to protect the
as well as the chamber of com-
merce. Staff members were See Chief Page 10


Pahokee



looks at new



growth issues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Pahokee city
officials and staff are bearing
down on an ambitious idea to
expand the boundaries of the
city, at the same time developing.
a comprehensive plan that, once
implemented they said, may
drastically change the face of
Pahokee.
A major portion of that
expansion will include a mix of
housing, retail and office accom-
modations, with the hope that
more and more people will look
seriously at moving to Pahokee
10 to 15 year' from now, when
the project is completed.
In the short term, in order to
help the plan into place, the city


is working on annexing land to
its south and acquiring the nec-
essary land, possibly bringing
into the city Rardin Park, the
midway point between Pahokee
and Belle Glade. Having access
to more land, officials said, is the
city's greatest option in moving
toward establishing a greater
economic base and a flourishing
community. It also gives the city
a blank slate from which to
work, according to Pahokee
Mayor J.P. Sasser.
While addressing annexation
issues, the city looks at the possi-
bility of partnering with a com-
pany to survey the land and help
See Project Page 10


Group to plan



biker event


and Thursday at the offices
de to pick up their vouchers.
in the Lake Region by empow-
ering them to attain their part
of the American Dream:
Homeownership; as well to
provide the residents with life
skills to assist them in main-
taining or becoming self suffi-
cient.
In-kind donations through
Goodwill Industries and the
See Fund -Page 10


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE A group in
Pahokee, with the support of
the city's chamber of com-
merce behind it, is looking to
organize an event for bikers in
the city.
Using resources available
to them, and garnering the
support of the community in
its project, the group hopes to
hold a one-day event and see
the participation' of motorcy-
cle riders looking to spend a
good time in Pahokee.
"This could be huge, it
really could," said Flora Todd.
Though very early in its
planning stages, the concept
was presented to the Pahokee


City Commission at its regular
meeting July 12. The commis-
sion seemed interested in the
-idea of putting together the
event.
The model behind the
event revolves around a poker
run idea, which proves popu-
lar among bikers throughout
the state. A committee has
begun planning the event.
According to Flora Todd,
who along with her daughter
made the presentation to
commissioners, the event
hopes to tap into the large
segment of bikers in the area,
including West Palm Beach,
See Biker-- Page 10


Re-construction underway


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE The city of
Pahokee has approved a reso-
lution that will officially kick
off the start of the multi-million
dollar reconstruction project at
the Pahokee marina.
While work is being done
to ensure that the marina -
which was battered during last
year's hurricane season -
becomes a viable tourism hot
spot once more, the grant will
make the rest of the process
now go smoother and quicker,
according to city officials.
Everglades Adventures, the
company behind the resort
business at the marina, sub-
mitted a grant application
through the city to the state of
Florida for funds to help pay
for part of the first phase of its
reconstruction project. Having
had to wait until the dredging
of the marina was completed,
able to accomplish that now,
the rest of the $7 million dollar


infrastructure project is set to
begin.
Already, crews can be seen
working at the marina in
preparation for the project.
Because the marina, locat-
ed on the shores of Lake Okee-
chobee means a lot to the
community of Pahokee, the
city and Everglades Adventures
works closely with one anoth-
er in projects aimed at increas-
ing tourism throughout the
region and promoting the city.
That partnership extends to
assistance with grant applica-
tions that the city is able to
secure on behalf of the busi-
ness. This latest grant will pro-
vide a sub-grant in the amount
of $400,000 to assist in the con-
struction of the infrastructure
project at the Pahokee marina
and campground. The grant is
through the state's Office of
Tourism and Economic Devel-
opment. The money will be
matched by another $100,000


in funds from the state.
The goal of the money is to
lend a helping hand to the city
and its marina by encouraging
the "retention and expansion
of Everglades Adventures RV
and Sailing Resort jobs threat-
ened by the impact of Hurri-
cane Frances and Jeanne," as
well as expanding the camp-
ground infrastructure and the
construction of a hurricane
breakwater. The breakwater is
meant to help the marina with-
stand hurricane force winds
better than the previous struc-
ture' at the marina, which
buckled under the pressure of
the storms.
The project at the marina,
in its entirety, consists of
strengthening the ability of the
resort to better handle future
hurricanes. According to city
officials, funding is already in
place for the construction proj-
See Marina Page 10


/ --
Independent Newspapers/Jose Zaragoza
Work is being done to rehabilitate the marina following the hur-
ricanes of 2004. Following the dredging of the marina, a con-
struction project aims to strengthen the ability of the marina to
withstand high-force winds.


504


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Meeting a need: Relief fund gets boost


Independent Newspapers/Jose Zaragoza
We Help Corporation's Sheila Chamberlain, left, spent much of the morning on Thurs-
day distributing vouchers for household goods to help hurricane victims in the area.


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Engagements


The groom-elected is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Claxton of
Swainsboro, GA. He is the grand-
son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoke Rich, Jr.,
of Swainsboro, GA., and Mr. and
Mrs. John Claxton of Swainsboro,
GA.
The bride-elected is a 2000
graduate of Georgia Southern
University. She is employed as a
Development Manager for the


Memorial Health Foundation and
the Children's Miracle Network in
Savannah, GA.
The groom-elected served in
the United States Marine Corps
and is employed at Gulfstream
Aerospace Corporation in
Brunswick, GA.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005 at 2 p.m.
in Swainsboro, GA.


Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Kelli Marie Farner and David Atkinson Jr.
Farner and Atkinson granddaughter Kelli Marie Farner


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Farner
would like to proudly announce
the coming marriage of their


Mae Collier Pearce
Mae Collier Pearce, 77, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, July
12, 2005 at her residence. She was
born Aug. 21, 1927 in Okee-
chobee, the daughter of Reuben
W. and Dorothy Mae Lawrence
Collier. A lifetime resident of this
and surrounding areas, Mrs.
Pearce was a homemaker and a
member of the Buckhead Ridge
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by
two brothers, Wesley and Robert
Collier.
Survivors include her beloved
husband of 50 years, D.L. Pearce
of Okeechobee; son, Mark Hunter
(Patti) Pearce of Okeechobee;
daughter, Phyllis Norris of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Chuck
Norris of Howard, Kansas,.Ellie
Norris, Caleb Pearce, Chase
Pearce and Cutter Pearce, all of
Okeechobee and Austin Cole
Pearce of Florida; four great
grandchildren, Colton, Reece,
Macey and Matlyn; sister, Martha
Woodward (Bobby) of Moore
Haven; a host of beloved nieces,
nephews and longtime caregiver,
Ema Jaimes.
Visitation was held at Buxton's
West Lake Funeral Home, 805
Hwy. 27. "N, Suite 1, in Moore
Haven, on Sunday July 17, 2005,
from 4-6 p.m.
Funeral services were conduct-
ed on Monday, July 18, 2005 at
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W32 Street. Rev. Dr. John Keith,
pastor, officiated and interment
and the burial were at Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.
Virgil Wayne Wolfe
Virgil Wayne Wolfe, 77, of
Moore Haven, died Tuesday, July
12, 2005 at his residence, after a
long and courageous battle with
cancer. Born Jan. 20, 1928 in
Lebanon, Ohio, the son of Clifford
and Helen Herold Wolfe.
Virgil had been a resident of
Moore Haven for 20 years. He was
an avid fisherman and a faithful
member and elder of the Fairfield,
Ohio where he owned Linden
Heating and Cooling Company.
He was preceded in death y his
first wife, Marian R. Wolfe; sister,
Mildred Bushman; and sister-in-
law, Betty E. Wolfe.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of three years, Barbara Riser
Wolfe of Moore Haven; daughters,
Mindy Wolfe of Fairfield, Ohio and
Gayle Wolfe (Tom) Riser of Lake-
port; son, Clifford John Wolfe of
Lakeport; stepdaughter, Judy
(Roger) McVey of Lakeport;
grandchildren, Patrick, Matthew,
Michael, Mark (Lisa) and Ashlie;
great grandchildren, Ashely,
Brooke and Alek; brother, Ken-
neth (Jeanne) Wolfe of Fairfield,
Ohio; and many nieces and
nephews and friends.


to David Atkinson Junior, son of
David and Jennifer Atkinson of
Clewiston. Wedding plans are for
Spring of 2006.


A memorial service was held
on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the
Lakeport Christian Church in
Lakeport, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Lakeport Christian Church build-
ing fund, 1650 E. SR 78 NW, Lake-
port, FL 33471.
All arrangements were under
the direction and care of Buxton's
West Lake Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Barbara Jean Cato
Barbara Jean Cato, 69, of Live
Oak, Florida, passed away on
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 in her
home after a long illness. The
Moore Haven native moved to
Live Oak from Jacksonville in
1978, was a homemaker and a
member of Westwood Baptist
Church in Live Oak, Fla. Mrs. Cato
was preceded in death by her hus-
band, Dale Cato, Sr.
Survivors include her daughter,
Karen C. (Mike) Williams of Live
Oak, her son, Dale G. (Mary) Cato,
Jr. of Live Oak, three brothers,
David (Dee) Twiddy, of Oviedo, FL,
Richard (Ellen) Twiddy, of San-
ford, FL and Charles (Shirley)
Twiddy of Fort Pierce, FL seven
grandchildren .h-d'keven great-
grandchildren also survive.
Memorial services were held
on Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, family
request donations be made to
Westwood Baptist Church Build-
ing Fund, 920 S.W. 11 Street, Live
Oak, FL 32064.
Daniels Funeral Home of Live
Oak, FL was in charge of all
arrangements.
Loraine (Mc Taggart)
Brown
Loraine (Mc Taggart) Brown of
Belle Glade, passed away in West
Palm Beach on July 11,2005 at the
age of 90. Born in Blairsville, GA
on March 25, 1915. She was a resi-
dent of Belle Glade since 1937 and
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Belle Glade. She retired
from the Palm Beach County
School system in 1978.
She is preceded in death by her
first husband James Hugh Mc Tag-
gart in 1962, her second husband
James Leroy Brown in 1993 and
her son Robert Erin Mc Taggart in
1995.
Mrs. Brown is survived by her
daughter, Yvonne (Bob) Reece of
Wellington, FL, her daughter-in-
law Maria Mc Taggart of Biloxi,
Miss., step sons Rankin (Eleanor)
Brown of Silver Springs, FL, Bobby
(Diane) Brown of Jacksonville, FL,
Mike (Joyce) Brown of Maui,
Hawaii, step daughter Joyce (HV)
Draa of Mobile, AL. Three grand-
children: Keith Reece and Douglas
Coy (Kathy) Reece of Wellington,
FL and Debbi (Lary) Lynch of Ray-
mond, Miss., and three great
grandchildren Corey and Brayden
Reece and Zachary Lynch.


Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Kelly Dykes and John Claxton to wed


Dykes and Claxton
Mrs. Dorothy R. Dykes of
Swainsboro, GA and Mr. and Mrs.
Larry C. Dykes of Clewiston,
announces the engagement of
their daughter Kelly Renae Dykes
and John Benjamin Claxton of


She will be missed by her fami-
ly and many friends. Our loss is the
Lord's gain.
Funeral services were held on
Friday, July 15, 2005 at Glades
Funeral Chapel with Rev. Terry
Townsand officiated interment,
followed by burial at Forever-
glades Cemetery in Belle Glade.
Dale Lewis Yates
Dale Lewis Yates, 71, passed
away in Clewiston, July 9, 2005
after a long illness. He was born in
Packwaukee, Wisconsin on
March 30, 1934 the son of Charles
Rufus and June Ellen (Krinkey)
Yates. He attended grade school in
Paukwaukee and graduated from
Endeavor High School in 1951. He
spent two years in the U.S. Army,
worked at Badger Ordnance and
was a truck driver for many years.
He is survived by two brothers,
Charles Wayne (Beverly) of Bonita
Springs, FL, and Eugene of Pack-
waukee and Houston, TX; nieces
and nephews and special friend
Cindy Eaton. He was preceded in
death by his parents, a brother
Phillip and an infant sister, June.
Condolences may be sent to
Gene Yates, P.O. Box 52, Packwau-
kee, WI 53953 or Charles Yates,
37556 Hoenie prive, Bonita
Springs, FL 34135.
A memorial service is planned
in Clewiston. Dale's ashes will be
buried in a family plot in Underhill
Cemetery, Packwaukee, WI.
In lieu of flowers, please make
donations to Hope Hospice in
Clewiston and the American Can-
cer Society.
Robert William Hahn
Robert William Hahn, 90, of
Lake Placid, formerly of Dixon,
died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at
Rosewood Senior Care Center,
Lake Placid. He was a pipe fitter
for the Dixon State School for 38
years prior to his retirement in
1973.
Howard was born July 21,
1914, in Clinton County, Illinois,
near Shattue. He married Leona
Mahalovich on July 21, 1937, in
Dixon. She preceded him in death
on July 6, 1978. He married Faye
Thomas on Dec. 31, 1979, in
Nachusa, IL.
Howard was 'a member of the
First Methodist Church, Moore
Haven, life member of Dixon Elk's
Lodge B.P.O.E. #779, charter
member of Moose Lodge #2417,
Rock Head Ridge, FL, life member
of VF.W. Post 540, Dixon, Ameri-
can Legion Post 12, Dixon, and the
Steam Fitters and Plumbers Local
Union #25.
Survivors include his wife Faye
of Lake Placid, two step-sons,
Clyde Eugene (Valerie) Thomas,
Downers Grove, IL, Glen Edward
(Dianne) Thomas, Lakeport, one
step-daughter, Helen Faye Huf-
ford, Moore Haven; 13 grandchil-
dren; 20 great grandchildren; and
11 nieces and nephews.
Howard was preceded in death


Serving The Lake Area Since 1980


Swainsboro, GA.
The bride-elected is the grand-
daughter of the late Mr. Elton
Roberson and the late Mrs. Delle
Sherrod of Swainsboro, GA and
the late Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Dykes
of Vidalia, GA.


by his parents; one brother, and
one sister.
Funeral service was held on
Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 10 a.m.
at the Preston-Schilling Funeral
Home, Dixon, Rev. Tony Hawkins,
pastor of the First United
Methodist Church, Dixon officiat-
ed. Burial with full military grave-
side service was held at St. John's
Cemetery, Viola, IL. Visitations
were held at the funeral home on
Friday, July 22, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Preston-Schilling
Funeral Home, Ltd.


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Be ready


for the


hurricane


season
As hurricane season progress-
es, Floridians have gotten used to
checking the National Hurricane
Center's Web site regularly. If
your hurricane supplies are
stocked up, other precautions can
help get you through the storm
season:
Keep the laundry caught up
as much as possible. If a storm is
headed our way, you'll be glad to
have clean clothes and lots of dry
towels. And if we don't have a
hurricane, you'll still need clean
clothes.
Gas up all of your vehicles -
you might need them. For exam-
ple, if a tree falls across the drive-
way, trapping your family car in
the garage, you'll be glad if you
gassed up the truck you don't
drive very often.
If you have an RV, keep it
fueled. One reader told me that
after Hurricane Frances left their
neighborhood without power, the
family piled into the RV, only to
find it was out of gas. The last
time they drove it, they forgot to
fill it up.
Check the food you have in
the freezer and consider eating
some of it. If the power is out for
an extended time, running a gen-
erator to just keep a freezer cold
can get expensive especially
considering the price of gasoline.
Reducing the amount of perish-
able food on hand means that
much less to spoil.
If you have room in the
freezer, start saving ice so you
won't have to buy it in case of a
storm. If a storm is coming close,
fill a cooler with drinks and ice. If
you go to a shelter, you'll want to
take the cooler, with you. If you
stay home and your home loses
power, you'll have cdtd drinks on
hand. (If we don't have a storm,
you can use the extra ice for par-
ties.)
If you have a generator, read
the instruction manual and work
out a chart for which appliances
can be plugged into it at the same
time. If you don't have the instruc-
tion manual, look up the manu-
facturer online to get one. Last
year some people damaged appli-
ances or started fires by misusing
a generator.
If you have pets, make sure
you keep stocked up on dry
and/or canned food for them. And
make sure you have a plan for
what you will do with there if you
have to evacuate. Most Aelters
cannot accept pets. Some hotels
will accept small animals, but you
need to call in advance.
Before making any changes in
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".


SuDmined to Indeperideni Newspapers
Celebrate with music
The Celebration Singers will be singing at Canal Point
Baptist Church August 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to
come.


Camp E-Tu-Makee


receives $5,000 grant


award for library books


CLEWISTON Laura Bush
Foundation for Libraries recently
named Eckerd Youth Alterna-
tives' Camp E-Tu-Makee a recipi-
ent of a $5,000 grant to purchase
books to enhance its library. E-
Tu-Makee earned the distinction
from among more than 1,000
applicants competing for one of
160 grant awards totaling
$770,000.
Funds will be used to pur-
chase books to support a com-
prehensive bibliotherapy com-
ponent of the library program.
Bibliotherapy (utilizing books
and storytelling to help children
cope with life) has been used
extensively with the camp's pop-
ulation as a successful "adjunc-
tive" therapy to the intensive
therapy provided outside the
instructional.program.
Books must, first of all, be
chosen for their literary merit,
because reading quality litera-
ture is beneficial to students,
even outside the context of bib-
liotherapy. The focus will be on
literature that reflects the
increase of societal and familial
problems that our youth face, as
well as "grief and loss, and sub-
stance abuse."
Media and instructional staff
will also involve themselves with
students in mutual sharing of lit-
erature and how problems have
been solved by others with simi-
lar issues.
It is a major focus of the
camp's school program to instill
in students that reading for infor-
mation and pleasure is a neces-
sary and positive lifelong activity.
It is also important for students
to understand that they share
common issues and problems
with other youth in society.
Funds to support a compre-
hensive bibliotherapy compo-
nent will assist the camp in
achieving their therapeutic pro-
gram goals: to enhance the heal-
ing process; to promote cogni-
tive development and learning;


to stimulate creativity and imagi-
nation; and to develop positive
attitudes toward books.
Located in Clewiston, Camp
E-Tu-Makee is a residential treat-
ment program operated by Eck-
erd Youth Alternatives (EYA), a
private, non-private organiza-
tion. The camp serves boys ages
10-17 with emotional or behav-
ioral problems and helps them
redirect their lives.
About Camp E-Tu-Makee
Camp E-Tu-Makee was estab-
lished in 1983 and is located in
Hendry County. As a year-round,
outdoor therapeutic program, E-
Tu-Makee helps at-risk boys ages
10-17 by providing behavioral
treatment with a fully accredited
educational component. It is one
of five Eckerd Wilderness Educa-
tion System camps in Florida
and one of 18 outdoor therapeu-
tic treatment programs Eckerd
Youth Alternatives operates. In
the Muskogee Native American
language, 'E-Tu-Makee means
"Side by Side."
About Eckerd Youth Alterna-
tives
Eckerd Youth Alternatives is a
private not-for-profit' organiza-
tion that serves more than 9,500
at-risk and troubled youth each
year. Since 1968, more than
60,000 young people have been
helped through a range of more
than 40 residential and commu-
nity-based Eckerd youth pro-
grams: outdoor therapeutic
treatment programs, juvenile
justice programs, follow-up
ReEntry programs and Hi-Five
early intervention and preven-
tion services. Headquartered in
Clearwater, Fla., Eckerd Youth
Alternatives provides youth pro-
grams in seven states: Florida,
North Carolina, Georgia, Ten-
nessee, Vermont, Rhode Island
and New Hampshire. For more
information, call (727) 461-2990
or visit their Web site at
www.eckerd.org.


LABELLE Alico, Inc., (NAS-
DAQ: ALCO) a leading agribusi-
ness company operating in Cen-
tral and Southwest Florida,
announced the closing of the pre-
viously-announced sale of
approximately 4,538 acres in Lee
County, Florida to Ginn LA Naples,
LTD, LLLP for $62.9 million by its
subsidiary Alico-Agri, LTD.
Under the terms of the con-
tract, Ginn paid $6.3 million, or 10
percent of the total purchase price
in cash on July 13 with Alico-Agri
holding a first mortgage that pro-
vides for the balance of the pur-
chase price to be paid in four
equal annual installments togeth-
er with accrued interest. The pro-
ceeds were placed in escrow to
allow for the possibility of a 1031
like-kind exchange should the
company elect that option.
John R. Alexander, chairman
and CEO stated, "We are pleased
to settle this contract, which has
taken four years to close due to
the complexity of the permitting
process.
"The development plan for the
property reflects 334 estate size
waterfront lots located adjacent
to the Florida Gulf Coast Universi-
ty.
"Alico-Agri is exploring its
options under the contract includ-
ing the possibility of a like-kind
exchange. If Alico-Agri chooses tp
receive cash, the gain (net of
income taxes of $21.0 million)
over the next two years from this
contract would be $33.4 million
or $4.53 per share, consisting of
approximately $3.3 million or
$0.45 per share to be recognized


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in the fourth quarter of fiscal year
2005 and $30.1 million or $4.08
per share recognized in the fourth
quarter of fiscal year 2006 upon
receipt of the first mortgage prin-
cipal payment.
"If Alico-Agri exercises its
option under the like-kind


exchange rules, no gain would be
recognized for book or tax pur-
poses for the portion of the prop-
erty exchanged. Alico is diligently
exploring the best course of
action to create long-term value
for all of its shareholders," Mr.
Alexander concluded.


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THREE STOOGES: As a child I grew up watching the Three Stooges on
TV They supplied me with many laughs and many hours of entertainment.
Occasionally I get to see them on TV now. But to really get a good laugh, I
go watch the Pahokee City Counsel. They also supply me with laughs with
their antics. Oh, by the way, all three of them are up for reelection in March.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS: I got a comment on the Speak Out. If the schools
are supposed to go to uniforms, they are supposed to be the whole week,
not part of the week. Uniforms help parents control what they wear and
now they want these children to come some days and some days not.

HANG IN THERE CHIEF: I'm calling about the chief selection in Paho-
kee. I just want to let you know that the chief we got there is a good chief
and I don't know why they're changing to another chief. The chief there
knows how to talk to people, he gets along with the people in the com-
munity. Well, I got a message for the mayor and city manager: Next elec-
tion, you're not going to be there. So, you hang in there chief, because we
are all behind you.

IT IF ISN'T BROKE ...: I'm calling about the position for chief for Paho-
kee. And this is for Ms. Latimore and Mr. Sasser. If ain't broke, why do you
want to fix it? We finally got a good chief in Pahokee. A chief that cares.
about the citizens. Someone that goes downtown and sits down with the
people, plays checkers, dominoes and talks with the people. Why do you
want to get rid of a chief that's doing a good job? I don't understand this,
so if you can let me know, we'd really appreciate it.

LEAVE IT IN THE PAST: I was reading the July 14 Speak Out and
there's too many complaints about Robert Love. I think you should just
mind your business and I think they are just overly worried about that
man. They should leave him alone and let him be and keep their com-
ments to themselves. What's in the past is in the past.

LET ME RESPOND: Hello Sun, Speak Out, and all of its loyal readers.
I'm calling about the July 14 issue of The Sun's.Speak Out section and I
wanted to comment about some of them in the order they were printed.
First article: Setting the record straight. Mr. Larry WWight, please. If you
don't have a restraining order stating to keep you away, you could have
attended, if you chose to. Please, sir, it's over. Quit crying and get on with
your life. Article five: We need better protection. Sorry about the citizen
that was beaten and robbed, but don't blame the police, blame the
neighborhoods and its citizens for not cooperating with the police. Article
seven, eight, and nine: I applaud The Sun newspaper for its dedication,
fairness, and balanced reporting on issues in the community and its pro-
file of its citizens, citizens that try to make a difference in his or her com-
munity. Regardless of past deeds, good or bad. All staff of The Sun, stand
up and applaud yourselves, because you sure deserve it. Article 10:
Where are my answers? You want this newspaper to find you answers
about palm trees in the middle of the road? Your answers that you want
lies with the city commission and their meetings. Article 12: Mr. Wright
for mayor? Well, Mr. Wright, someone wants you to become mayor.
That's okay. But if you don't get what you want as mayor, are you going to
cry about that too? Thank you for the comments on the Speak Out. Once
again, my hat goes off to The Sun newspaper and its staff. Stand up and
applaud yourselves because you truly deserve it. Thank you.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS IS NOT NARCONON: I'm calling about
the article in the July 14 issue: Marijuana related ER visits. I just want to
point out to people that you are referencing L. Ron Hubbard who is the
founder of Scientology and Narconon is the drug rehabilitation or service
for Scientology, it is not the same as Narcotics Anonymous. Narconon
costs you money and NA is free. If you have a problem and are interested
in getting help, Narcotics Anonymous:'address dhitflel' Web is
www.na.org. Thankyou.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling and for that clarification. Those articles
weresubmittedto us andwechose torunthem asapublicserviceasto the
dangers of "smoking pot". It was not our intention to promote any organi-
zation, andwe do recognize the great benefits of Narcotics Anonymous.

CHIEF PETITION: I'm calling about the police chief in Pahokee. I want
to tell you guys that I owe Chief Gonzalez a whole lot. He has helped me
with my son and my son has been out of trouble since he has been in my
son's life. I don't know what the mayor and Ms. Latimore are doing, but
I've got to tell you Mr. Mayor, you are not getting my vote. And Ms. Lati-
more, you need to start looking for another job, because if you don't see
when you got someone good working for you, then you don't deserve to
be there. I started a petition and we are going to present this petition at
the commission meeting and we are going to see if anything can be done
about stopping this new chief coming in.

CAN'T AFFORD IT: I have read the resolution that the commission
intends to pass to reprimand Commissioner Garrett Monday night. And I
find it to be disgraceful. That is awaste of taxpayer money that the majori-
ty of the commission chose to do this. We had to pay the city attorney
good money to draw up the resolution and for what good? That is some
expensive toilet paper if you ask me. The commission reprimanding him
means nothing. They can't do anything to him and thank God that they
can't. We need someone up there looking out for our money and our
needs. When election time comes around in March, I hope all of you
remember Wilson, Kendall, and Asia Williams have done nothing -
nothing to better our city. They are wasting time bickering instead of
cleaning up the city, bringing new businesses to this city, and making the
city a better place to live. If all they want to do is argue and hide things and
waste money, let them do it on their own time and with their own money,
not the city of Belle Glade's. We can't afford it. We need better representa-
tion up there.


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Letter to the Editor


All laws matter
To the editor:
This letter is in response to
Larry Wright's suggestion that the
City of Pahokee should "enforce
the laws that really matter." Mr.
Wright, ALL laws matter.
He was addressing the recent
activity of parking violations
issued by the Pahokee Police
Department. While no one LIKES
to get a parking ticket, I would like
to remind Mr. Wright of the fol-
lowing facts:
(1) In June 2004, the City Com-
mission voted to pass Ordinance
2004-03, which instructed the
Pahokee Police Department to
start enforcing parking violations
within the city limits. Prior to the
vote, the Ordinance was adver-
tised in its entirety in the newspa-
per, twice. The Ordinance was
then read, again in its entirety, at


two separate Commission meet-
ings. These meetings are open to
the public and there is adequate
opportunity for opposition and/or
debate on all issues.
(2) The Ordinance only
restates information, which is
already in Florida State Statues,
namely: Traffic Laws. Every driver
licensed by the state of Florida is
required to pass both a written
test and a driving test to demon-
strate their knowledge of traffic
laws. To forget that information
due to lack of enforcement is con-
venient, but certainly not a valid
defense when cited.
(3) There is an appeals
process in place as outlined by
the Ordinance and there have
been two hearings to date. AT the
last hearing, June 29, more than
half the defendants did not show
up. The Hearing Officer (an
appointed lawyer) denied their


appeals for failure to present a
defense. The hearing s are also
open to the public and the next
one is on July 27 at 4 p.m. Please
feel free to stop by.
(4) The City of Pahokee
applied for a variety of grants to
make repairs to the infrastructure,
including roads and sidewalks
sewers and water pipes. Parking
cars "on the sidewalk" causes the
cement to crack and break.
Enforcing the parking laws is a
method of making residents
aware that it will no longer be tol-
erated. "Parking on the grass"
also causes damage to the vegeta-
tion and underlying soil, including
pipes. Parking "against the flow of
traffic" is a safety issue; when
pulling in or out of a spot, the
vehicle is traveling against the traf-
fic and the driver cannot see sur-
rounding movement properly.
These laws are just common


sense-aren't they?
(5) Mr. Wright suggests that
"parking tickets make money" for
the city. In truth, the separate col-
lection fund for parking violations
payments collection did not even
have enough money to pay for the
Hearing Officer's fee. Mr. Wright
suggests that the police enforce
such laws as gambling. As a mat-
ter of fact, the Pahokee Police
Department recently made a
gambling bust after a four-month
investigation and confiscated over
$8,000.
Mr. Wright is a very concerned
and dedicated citizen of Pahokee.
No one disputes that or questions
his good intentions. But in this
particular instance, his facts are
just wrong. He says that Pahokee
Police Department should do bet-
ter. Mr. Wright: Pahokee is better
when ALL laws are enforced.
Patricia McLean.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Is it really
that bad to feed your dog people
food? I give my dog, Rex, scraps
nearly every day, and he does not
have any digestive or weight
problems. Why do vets in general
say it is so bad to do? Jason in
Clewiston.
A: Well that's a great question
Jason! Once upon a time, in a
land not too far away there was
no such thing as people food or
dog food there was just "food"!
I guess I'm trying to make the
point that only a few decades ago,
most families fed the family dog
leftovers from the dinner table. So
why all the big to do about dog
food vs. people food?
In recent years there has been
much research in animal nutri-
tion, and veterinary medicine has
taken on a whole new outlook for
the family pet's care. As human
nutrition became more of an
important factor, so did domestic
animal nutrition. Although it is
perfectly ok, and in my opinion
even a better choice to home
cook for your pet, most veterinari-


ans will recommend a good qual-
ity pet feed instead. Dogs, cats,
rabbits, hamsters...etc. do have
their own personal nutritional
requirements, and can become ill
if certain vitamins, and nutrients
are not present in their feedings.

A perfect example is cats need-
ing to have a certain amount of a
protein called taurine in their diet.
If they lack it, it may cause heart
and eye problems. Another exam-
ple is the guinea pig needing vita-
min C in their diets, or they will


develop scurvy. Scurvy is a dis-
ease affecting the teeth and mus-
culo-skelletal systems seen only
in the guinea pig and primates.
So, in a nutshell it is not bad to
feed your dog leftovers from the
table as long as it is a healthy
choice of leftover, with proper
nutritional requirements for your
pet's needs. Another point to con-
sider is, where are the products
for pre-packaged pet food coming
from?
Many times all the bi-products
that are not suitable for human
consumption are filtered into the
pet food industry as opposed to
throwing it away. It's about eco-
nomics too! Unless your pet has a
certain medical reason to have a
special diet, it is quite good to give
them a veggie and protein home-
cooked meal e.g, chicken and
broccoli or carrots with a multivit-
amin and a bit of kibble to help
promote healthy teeth and gums.
Well Jason, I bet you didn't
expect such a long answer! I think
it is important to clarify the truth
about "pet food". I also feel a


responsibility to help clarify that
feeding cooked meals for your
dog will not hurt them when done
correctly. Take care, Doc Savvy.


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. Hello my
name is Mark, and I'm new to the
South Florida area. There seems
to be so many different things for
my black lab "Nascar" to get into
here. Is there a poison control
phone number for pets? Just curi-
ous, thought it would be a good
idea to have on hand. Thanks
Doc, and by the way nice photo -
hint, hint.
A: Well hello Mark; and thank
you! The number is (888) 426-
4435. Also check out the Web site
through the ASPCA. Best wishes,
Doc Savvy.
E-mail your pet questions to
DocSavvy@aol.com and check
out your pet answers weekly in
The Pet Corner! Be sure to tune
into The Savvy Vet Show each and
every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on
93.5 FM.


Community Profile: Jim Vaughn


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: James Dean Vaughn. (Q:
Where'd you get the "Dean"
from?) From the singer and
sausage manufacturer Jimmy
Dean. That was my dad's idea.
Works for me.
Q: Where were you bom?
A: Lake Wales, Florida. I start-
ed work here as a water plant
operator back in 1994 because
they paid more money than
Okeechobee. There were some
things going on that I didn't
agree with at the time. I thought
I was going to a better job in
Moore Haven, which turned out
didn't be the fact. Went back to
work for OUA, Okeechobee Util-
ity Authority, and at that time
Roy Carter called me, who used
to be the water plant superin-
tendent here in Pahokee, said,
"Jim, I'm going to U.S. Sugar,
you want a job?" I wanted some-
thing I could be a supervisor in
and I come over here. That's
how I got over here.
Q: What do you do?
A: I'm public works director.
It's the most challenging job I've
ever had. Anything to do with
the city. Mainly utilities, roads
and streets, anything within that
area. Water, wastewater,
pipelines, everything. I have to
know a little about everything,
and everything about some
things.
Q: What motivates you to do
your job?
A: The past jobs I've had, I've
got 25 years in the Air Force, I'm
still in the Air Force Reserves.

Every job I've had up until this
one, I've topped out. I've gotten
to the point to where it just was-
n't a challenge. This job is a
challenge every day. I love chal-
lenges.
Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I'm just a country boy from
back in the woods. I was raised
30 miles out of town up on the
Kissimmee River. Just plain and
simple.
Q: What scares you?
A: The only thing that really
scares me is the fear of dying in a
fire or getting eaten by a fish.
Ever since I seen Jaws, I'm just
scared of getting eaten by a fish.
Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: "You're Still the One," by
Shania Twain. (Q: Why?)
Because me and my wife got
married when we were 16, well
she was 17, I was 16 and every-
body said we were going to split


Jim Vaughn
tip and today is our 27th wed-
ding anniversary. (Q: What are
you going to be doing today?) I
have no idea. That's up to her.
(Q: How did you meet?) I
transferred from Sebring to
Okeechobee. They didn't have a
science class equivalent to what
Sebring had so they said, "We'll
put you in the lowest science
class and we'll see how you do."
Got in there, they just happened
to be doing a test that day and
the teacher said, "Go ahead and
take it, you probably won't do
very well, but at least we'll know
where you're at." I aced the test.
He said, "You don't belong in
here." Took me over to another
classroom, my wife was sitting
in the back with some other girls
and she told her friends, "I bet
you I can get him to go out with
me." We've been hooked ever
since.
Q: What irks you?
A: People that don't take
responsibility for their own
actions. Just an example that
I've seen is just plain every day
stuff, really. A speeder that's
speeding down the highway,
gets pulled over and gets ticked
off at the cop for pulling him
over. You were speeding, you


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broke the law, take responsibili-
ty for your own actions. When I
mess up, you can ask Ms. Lati-
more, when I mess up I tell her,


"I messed up. I'll try not to let it
happen again, but I messed up."
(Q: Why is it important for a
person to assume his or her own
responsibility, in your opinion?)
Thatis.the reason the world's in
the,;Gotditionwitfis.noW, because
nobody takes responsibility for
their 6Win actions. I've seen time
and time again reports, especial-
ly from Los Angeles and larger
cities, where a 15- or 16-year-old
gets killed by the cops because
he was doing something wrong
or against the law, they blame
the police. If the child, or the
individual had not been doing
something wrong, he wouldn't
have been in that position to
begin with.
Q: What memory do you
hold dear to you?
A: I think seeing my wife
every morning when I wake up.
I don't have to say anything.
We've, been together so long, we
dated for two-and-a-half years
before we were actually mar-
ried.
(Q: How would not having
her feel?) I have no idea. We just
had one of our roads and streets
workers, his wife died and
they'd been married for quite a
few years. I try to imagine what
it would be like without my wife
and I just can't imagine it.
We finished raising each
other.


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Police to crack down on DUI enforcement Arrest Reports


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE Even before the
statewide campaign "You Drink
and Drive. You Lose" begins, the
officers at the Pahokee Police
Department are getting ready to
target unlawful drivers.
Two weeks into this month
alone, the officers had logged
1,000 traffic citations in anticipa-
tion of the busy Labor Day holiday
period.
According to Acting Police
Chief Calipto Gonzalez, the goal is
to prevent yet another senseless
death from occurring. With the
city of Pahokee joining the cam-
paign, the police department staff
hopes to prevent another tragedy
through a strong enforcement of
driving under the influence laws.
Starting Aug. 19, the police
department will be hot on the trail
of drunk drivers who ignore
established laws and choose to
drive a vehicle rather than get a


ride home. The chances of getting
home without being caught driv-
ing drunk, Chief Gonzalez said,
will be a much harder proposition
through the campaign period,
which ends Sept. 5.
"We're going to be hitting any-
body who breaks the law," he
said.
When drivers forego good
sense, Chief Gonzalez said, the
results can sometimes be deadly.
Chief Gonzalez takes heed of
the sobering statistics that plague
the country as motivation for tar-
geting drunk drivers. The statistics
show that every 32 minutes,
someone in the United States dies
in an alcohol- or drug-related
crash, and every two minutes
someone is injured in an
impaired driving crash.
Chief Gonzalez is no stranger
to the experience, having seen the
scene unravel time and again: A
drunk driver losing control of his
vehicle and crashing into an


unsuspecting driver or pedestrian.
"It's always the innocent per-
son crossing the street who dies,
never the driver of the vehicle," he
said.
If all goes well, that will not be
the case this year, said Chief Gon-
zalez.
Regarding arresting drivers
under the influence, Chief Gonza-
lez said, "We're hoping we won't
have to arrest anyone."
If the increased enforcement
of the issuance of tickets serves as
an proper warning, then residents
and drivers who make use of
Pahokee's roads will think twice
before getting into a vehicle drunk
in August.
Though the program urges
officers to make arrests as an indi-
cator of its success, Chief Gonza-
lez prefers that everyone stays
safe during the upcoming holi-
days. "We're hoping we'll save
somebody's life," said Chief Gon-
zalez.


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
arrests are not an indication of
guilt until the final disposition of
the case has been settled in a
court of law. Any individuals list-
ed in the arrest reports may con-
tact the newspaper if the charges
were dismissed, dropped, or if
found innocent, for publication.

Hendry County.
Sheriff

Burglary arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announced
that Beverly Marsha May of 1022
Woods Drive, in LaBelle, has been
arrested for burglary of a residence.
HCSO Investigators determined
that May, knowing the residents
were away, entered the residence
and burglarized it. May stated that


she stole the item's and traded them
for crack cocaine. May was
charged with Burglary of an Unoc-
cupied Dwelling, Theft, Dealing in
Stolen Property and Grand Theft of
a Firearm and booked into the
Hendry County Jail.

Grand theft
auto arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announced
an investigation of a stolen vehicle
and criminal mischief at the Barron
Water Control District at 3293 Dell-
wood Terrace in LaBelle has result-
ed in the arrest of John William
Chezem Ill. Chezem stole a 1996
Ford pickup truck and drove it to the
Pioneer Plantation area where he
became bogged in a ditch where he
abandoned the vehicle with the
engine running and fled the area on
foot. Chezem was charged with


grand theft auto, criminal trespass,
criminal mischief and booked into
the Hendry County Jail.

Illegal window tint
leads to drug arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee reports that
when Hendry County Sheriff's
Office deputies stopped vehicle on
Cowboy Way for illegal window tint
they found much more than dark
windows. The driver of the vehicle,
Nelsoned Martinez-Bocanegra, age
22, was charged with possession of
cocaine, possession of cocaine with
intent to sell and for operating a
motor vehicle without a valid drivers
license. The passenger in the vehi-
cle, Jose Franco, age 18, was
charged with possession of marijua-
na under 20 grams. Both men were
arrested and booked into the
Hendry County Jail.


Editor's note: The following
arrest reports are not an indica-
tion of guilt. Those listed may con-
tact the paper following the final
disposition of their cases for pub-
lication.

Belle Glade
Police Department
July 5: Tony Wayne Shultz, 45,
Uttering a Forgery
Miriam Simms, 19, Uttering a
Forgery
Juvenile, 12, Grand Theft
Juvenile, 14, Burglary, Resisting
arrest without violence
Juvenile, 16 Burglary, Resisting
arrest without violence
Juvenile, 16, Burglary, Resisting
arrest without violence, Posses-
sion of handcuff key
July 7: Tony Wayne Shultz, 45,
Failure to yield to a marked patrol
vehicle, Possession of cocaine.
Wessex Altidor: 19, Domestic
Battery
July 8: Juan Adrade Jr., 23, Dis-
charging a firearm in public
Joseph D. League, 20, Domes-
tic Battery, Child neglect
July 9: Robert Cohran Jr., 33,
Violation of Probation,
Warrant/Possession of Narcotic
Paraphernalia
Cynthia Walker, 43, Throw a
Deadly missile
Juvenile, 16, failure to appear,
Warrant for arraignment/Robbery
George Junior Moore, 53, Tres-
pass
George Smith, 20, Retail Theft

Pahokee Police
Department
July 6: Saqauna Morgan, 22,
BF, Warrant-FTA
July 10: Tyrone Jones,33, BM,
Battery/Domestic
July 12: Farnessa Tate, 20, BF,
Battery
July 15: Richard Brown, 51,


BM, Resist Officer without vio-
lence
July 16: Tyrone L Hickman, 38,
BM, Poss. of cocaine, convicted
felony f/a weapon, carrying
altered serial of f/a.
July 16: Jamar Davis, 20, BM,
Drug under 20 grams poss. of
cannabis
Salicia Jackson, 19, BF, war-


rant, FTA
Derrick Mckenzie, 21, BI
Eluding police
Jermaine L Sanders, 21, BI
gambling
July 18: Joseph Mcants, 1
BM, Poss. of beer under 21, disc
derly intox.
Sydney Mckelton, BM, disc
derly intox.


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The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office cares about the safety
of you and your family. Lakes,
pools, ponds, canals and several
other bodies of water can be
found everywhere you look in this
beautiful South Florida county, so
knowledge is power when it
comes to safety tips.
Did you know in South Florida,
hundreds of children die each
year do to drowning accidents,


and that drowning is the second
leading cause of unintentional
injury-related deaths of children
ages 1-18 in Palm Beach County?
These accidents happen in a
matter of seconds. In the time it
takes to answer the telephone, a
drowning or near drowning could
occur. In order to protect the ones
you love, make sure you follow
these safety tips:
Never leave your child unat-


tended near water and know the
dangers of water.
If a child is missing, check the
pools and nearby bodies of water
first, SECONDS COUNT!
Always have safety protection
and equipment around the pool,
and use it properly.
Learn CPR, rescue breathing
and keep a phone poolside in
case of emergencies.
Remove toys from in and


around the pool when not in use.
Instruct babysitters and care
givers about potential pool haz-
ards, and emphasize the need for
constant supervision.
Teach children how to swim.
Tragedies can happen to any-
one, don't let it be you. For more
information on drowning preven-
tion contact the Drowning Pre-
vention Coalition at (561) 616-
7068.


Sexual predator notification Crimestoppers


Richard
Wayne Wilson
The Palm Beach County Sher-
iff's Office is advising the public
about a declared Sexual Preda-
tor, Richard Wayne Wilson, date
of birth: Feb. 3, 1933 who is now
residing at 504 Runyon Vig, Apt
B., Belle Glade, Florida.
Detective Brett Combs of the
Palm Beach County Sheriff's
Office verified this address on
July 7, 2005.
On August 11, 1998, Circuit
Court Judge, Michael D. Miller of
the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit,
Palm Beach County, Florida
declared Richard Wayne Wilson
to be a Sexual Predator pursuant
to Florida Statue 775.21(4).
The Palm Beach County Sher:
iff's Office is in the process of
notifying all licensed day care
centers located within a one-
mile radius of Wilson's resi-
dence.
The following is a description
of Richard Wayne Wilson:
Alias: Richard Wilson,
Richard W. Wilson
Sex: Male
RACE: White
D.O.B.: February 3, 1933


Davis is wanted charges of sexu-
al battery, false imprisonment,
aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon, and unlawful sexual activ-
ity with certain minors. Davis is also
wanted for violation of probation:
Uttering a forgery.
If you have information regard-
Sing the whereabouts of Eugene
Elliot Davis, call (800) 458-TIPS
(8477). You may remain anony-
mous and may be eligible for a
cash reward.


Submitted to Independent Newspa-
pers/FDLE Web site
Richard Wayne Wilson
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 141 lbs
Hair: White
Eyes: Blue
Residence: 504 Runyon Vlg,
Apt. B, Belle Glade, Florida
33430


Submitted to Independent
Newspapers/PBCSO
Eugene Elliot Davis
Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assistance
in locating the whereabouts of
Eugene Elliot Davis, a.k.a. Willie
Smith, a.k.a. Joe Franklin, a.k.a.
Joseph Cephius Franklin.
Davis is described as a black
male and was born Aug. 8, 1956.
He is 5' 11" tall, has black hair and
brown eyes. Identifying marks
include the word "Buck" tattooed
on his left arm, he has a tattoo on
his right arm, a tattoo on his right
leg and a scar over his right eye.
His last known address is 14th
Street, in West Palm Beach.


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The Department of Environmental Protection requires disinfection of drinking water to inac-
tivate possible pathogens, because the health benefits of disinfection far outweigh its risks.
However, when used in the treatment of drinking water, some disinfectants combine with
organic and inorganic matter present in the water to form chemicals called disinfection
byproducts (DBP's). A number of DBP's such as Total Trihalomethanes (TTHM's) and
Haloacetic Acids (HAA5's) may be a health concern at certain levels of exposure.
The Department has reveiwed the laboratory analysis results for the fourth consecutive qual
terly set of samples for TTHM's collected on May 9, 2005, as well as the first, second, and
third quarterly sets of TTHM sample results from the Lakeport Water Association public
drinking water system. The laboratory analysis results for the TTHM sample collect on
August 9, 2004, November 30, 2004, March 1, 2005 and May 9, 2005 now indicate a run-
ning annual average TTHM concentration of 105.25 micorgrams per liter (ug/L). Therefore
the Department has determined that this water system has generated a Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) violation for TTHM's, since Table 3 of Rule 62-550, Florida
Administrative Code (FA.C.), identifies the MCL for TTHM's as 80 ug/L.
HEALTH EFFECTS
Some people who drink water containing Trihalomethanes in excess of the Maximum
Contaminant Level (MCL) over many years may experience problems with their liver, kid-
neys, or central nervous system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.
WHAT SHOULD CUSTOMERS DO?
This is not an immediate risk, however, until the problem is correct, any customers who are
concerned about their exposure to TTHM's may wish to use alternative sources of water for
ingestion, such as commercial bottled water, or water treated by an appropriate home water
treatment device. Appropriate home water treatment devises are those certified by the
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) for reducing TTHM's in drinking water.
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
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plant on the Brighton Reservation. Construction is to begin no later than September, 2005,
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Herbert Hoover Dike restoration being planned


By MaryAnn Morris
After years of planning, the
Army Corps of Engineers has
finally been successful in getting
the Herbert Hoover Dike restora-
tion project off the ground. On
June 20, 2005, the Corps official-
ly solicited bids for the first
phase of this critical work. The
Bids are due Aug. 19.
"We estimate about one
week for evaluation, a contract
to be awarded around Sept. 11,
2005 and the chosen contractor
to be able to begin in October,"
said Contract Specialist Pam
Owens with the Army corps of
Engineers in Jacksonville, Flori-
da.
The dike is a critical part of
South Florida's economy. In
1928 a hurricane roared up from
the Caribbean and destroyed
many of the towns along the
lake and thousands of people
died. To prevent this from hap-
pening again, the federal govern-
ment built the Herbert Hoover
Dike, enclosing the lake with a
34-foot high wall of earth, bro-
ken intermittently by channels
that could be opened or closed
to keep water in or let it out.
A rich life has developed
since the dike was bqilt: Sod and
vegetable farms, orange groves
and the sugar industry adds $7
billion and 120,000 full-time jobs
to Florida's economy. The bass
fishing industry 'adds another
$2.2 billion each year to Florida's
gross domestic product. More
than 40,000 people make their
lives in the towns that ring the
lake, protected by the Hoover
Dike.
Development along the coast
requires fresh water. The water
in Lake Okeechobee keeps
coastal drinking water sources
free of saltwater intrusion. South
Florida's drinking water comes
from rain, as does the water to
grow the crops that make up so
much of the economy of the
region.
In 1979 breaches of the dike
caused damage to a FP&L cool-
ing reservoir. Since 1984 the
Army Corps of Engineers has
written several reports docu-
menting that areas of the 70-year
old dike were prone to seepage
and stability problems, putting
South Florida's economy and
many of its citizens at risk.
In 1998, the Army Corps of
Engineers gathered a group of
five experts from universities in
the United States and from the
Netherlands to work on a plan to
repair the dike. (Remember, the
Netherlands is also surrounded
by a dike.)
In 2002 through 2003, emer-
gency repairs to the Dike were
made to stop water from coming
up on the land side of the Dike
near South Bay, but the water
already in the ground made that
solution fail. Although the dike
was built state-of-the-art in the
1930s, today the gravel, lime-
stone and shell would not be
used. Better methods of judging
materials are used today that the
engineers of the 1930s had.
Those materials allow water to
seep through. The deeper the
water in the lake, the more the
weight of the water pushes
through the dike until it comes
out the other side.
When it rains, the soil soaks
up as much water as it can. Then
the water begins to run off. In
South Florida the average rainfall
is over four feet a year. Most
often it comes a few inches a day
as afternoon thunderstorms
from June through October.
This June, instead of the his-
toric six inches or so, more than
14 inches of rain fell over the
land that drains into the Lake.
From Kissimmee, some 90 miles
north of Lake Okeechobee, Cen-
tral Florida drains south into the
lake, as does much of the land
surrounding it. Rain also falls
onto the 760-square miles of the
lake itself. All this water is held
back by the 70-year-old Hoover
Dike.
For many thousands of years
Lake Okeechobee ebbed and


Inaepenaent Newspapers/iarlina EciSei
Lake Okeechobee has risen rapidly this summer, as record rainfall swells the big lake. At far
right is the Hebert Hoover Dike, which surrounds Lake Okeechobee. The top of the dike is
about 30 feet above sea level.


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This drawing iRicluded in the documents for the Rehabilita-
tion of the Herbert Hoover Dike shows the general area
where repairs are planned to start in.fall, 2005
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Independent Newspapers/Katrina Elsken
On the north end of Lake Okeechobee, a Rim Canal runs
between the dike and the surrounding lake. In this photo,
taken at Taylor Creek, the Herbert Hoover Dike is on the left.


swelled with Florida's wet and
dry seasons. From the highlands
to the Everglades, water slowly
flowed, depositing rich organic
sediment from the land north of
the lake to form the rich farm-
land found by explorers in the
1800s.
Around the turn of the centu-
ry, farmers were attracted to the
rich soil and long growing sea-
son to raise crops and towns
were built along the lake. But
another part of Florida's sub-
tropic climate was devastating
hurricanes.
So we have the Herbert.'
Hoover Dike and managed water
in South and Central Florida.
There are many considerations
and no easy answers.
But the dike will be repaired
by the Corps of Engineers.


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The repairs to the Herbert
Hoover Dike will be started this
fall, according to the Army Corps
of Engineers. These repairs to
the Dike around Lake Okee-
chobee have not been taken
lightly. Weather cycles vary. Just
a few years ago South Floridians
had water restrictions to con-
tend with, now, high water and
ponding occurs anywhere' the
land is low.
The dike's age is showing and
methods of materials testing and
geotechnical investigation used
when it was built are a far cry
from the investigation and test-
ing methods commonly used
today. Today also, the ecology of
the Everglades is an issue.
After careful study and test-
ing, the Corps has put the con-
tract for the rehabilitation and


repair of the dike out for bids.
Reach One, the area about
from Port Myacca to South Bay
had problems in 1995-96 when
the water level in the lake
reached 17.5 feet. Lake water
came bubbling up outside the
dike, pushed out by the tremen-
dous weight of high water.
Emergency repairs were made at
that time.
"The condition of the dike
and the development of the sur-
rounding land were the deter-
mining factors in deciding in
which area to begin," said Steve
Duba, P.E. Chiefof the Engineer-
ing Division of USACE.
"Reach One" is shown on, the
location map. All construction
will be located within the "foot-
print" of the existing dike, so that
no homes or other buildings
along the dike will be affected.
A major consideration for the
Corps are the homes and build-
ings within reach of the Dike,
including the adjacent towns of
Canal Point, Pahokee, Belle
Glade, South Bay and Lake Har-
bor. After studying four different
alternatives, the best solution
was finally determined.
The Army Corps of Engineers
will contract to construct a wall,
called a "cut-off wall," part way
up the dike, approximately
where the FP&L power poles are
now on the outside slope of the
dike. As part of the construction,
FP&L will move their poles.
This cut-off wall will block
any water seeping through the
dike and-force it to go deeper
where the dike is thicker. Then a
trench filled with porous materi-
al located in the same general
area, will carry off any remaining,
seepage so the dike will not be
jeopardized. The top of the dike
is at elevation 34.0 feet above sea
level. This construction will be at
the elevation of 26 feet.
"This construction will actu-
ally make the dike safe at a high-
er water level that it was original-
ly designed for," said Luis Ruez,
P.E. Chief of the Geotechnical
Branch of USACE.
"The Herbert Hoover Dike is
not maintained just as a levee, it
is actually maintained to the
same safety standards as any
dam to 'core dam safety stan-
dards,'"' said Jacob Davis, project
engineer. "This is a much higher
standard of maintenance than
for a levee, which is how the
dike is actually classified." The
development around the lake
and the nature of the lake and
Florida's weather make safety
more important. Currently, the
Corps is checking areas of the
dike that have historically had
problems at least twice a week,
because the water levels in the
lake have been unusually high.
"We want to be able to repair
any problem areas when they are
still small," said Mr. Ruez, "Right
now the area around Lake Har-
bor is one of those areas. Prob-
lem areas will be checked daily
at 17.5, just to be careful."


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article came from: "Lake Okee-
chobee and the Herbert Hoover
Dike a Summary of the Engineer-
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Research and Education Cen-
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School Happenings


Lake Shore
Middle School
Things Lake Shore Middle
School parents should know prior
to the start of the school year:
Uniform Dress Policy:
Collard shirts or blouses, and
slacks or dresses of the appropri-
ate length including jeans.
Closed toe shoes or sneakers.
No bare back shoes.
No head coverings to include,
scarves, headbands, stocking
caps, or hats.
No T-shirts of any style or color
unless they are LSMS school
shirts.
Clear (see through) book
bags only.
School Starts Aug. 10 at 9
a.m. Students should arrive no
sooner than 8:40 a.m. daily.
No electronic devices are


permitted on campus.
Fighting will result in suspen-
sion for all involved.
Students are expected to
read at home 30 minutes each
day.
A Pre-Engineering and Pre-
Advanced Placement Academic
Track is offered to all sixth, sev-
enth, and eighth grade students
upon request until seats are filled.
Registration: July 26-28,
from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Aug. 1-2,
from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 4 and
Aug. 8, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sixth Grade orientation: Aug.
I at 6 p.m.
The contact number for the
school is (561) 829-1100.
Pahokee
Elementary School
Kindergarten -sixth grade reg-
istration requirements:


All students are required to
provide the following documen-
tation,
Proof of address (two utility
bills)
Proof of guardianship if not
parent
Kindergarten and new stu-
dents to PBC school district must
also provide the following origi-
nal documents:
Birth certificate or passport
Immunization record (blue
card)
Physical Examination(must
be within last 12 months)
Registration will be on July 25,
26, and August 1 and 2 from 3-7
p.m.
Pahokee Middle/
Senior High School
Pahokee Middle/Senior High
school will hold registration on


Don't let the scorpions b


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
A holy man was engaged in his
morning meditation under a tree
whose roots stretched out over the
riverbank. During his meditation
he noticed that the river was rising,
and a scorpion caught in the roots
was about to drown.
He crawled out on the roots and
reached down to free the scorpion,
but every time he did so, the scorpi-
on struck back at him. An observer
came along and said to the holy
man, "Don't you know that's a
scorpion, and it's in the nature of a
scorpion to want to sting?" To
which the holy man replied, "That
may well be, but it is my nature to
save, and must I change my nature
because the scorpion does not
change his?"


There is a lot going on around
us and there is a lot of pressure for
us to close our eyes to certain situa-
tions, to compromise some of the
values we have, and in some
instances to change our very
nature because of the nature of
those around us.
Should we change our nature
just because the scorpions of the
world do not change theirs?
Any successful artist or athlete
will tell you there is a price to be
paid for excellence. There is sacri-
fice, but there is also reward. Like-
wise, with Christians, there is a
price to be paid for excellence.
Sometimes we may get stung. But
there is also a reward.
It has been my observation that
even the holiest people I know
have grown in wisdom and grace


over time by paying the price, every
day, of living a life of faith. Not
many of us will rise to the fame of a
Billy Graham or a Mother Theresa,
but all of us may be an example in
the faith that will inspire someone
and make a powerful impact.
Several centuries ago in a
mountain village in Europe, a
wealthy nobleman wondered
what legacy he should leave to his
townspeople. He decided to build
them a church. No one was per-
mitted to see plans or the inside
of the church until it was finished.
At its grand opening, the people
gathered and marveled at the
beauty of the new church. It was a
masterpiece.
But then someone said, "Wait a
minute! Where are the lamps? It is
really quite dark in here. How will


Monday, August 8 from 2 -7 p.m.
Middle school registration will be
in the cafeteria and High school
in the gym. All parents are
request to register their children
at that time. Please bring com-
plete lunch form received from
the district if they have not been
returned.
Rosenwald
Elementary School
Registration will be held for
grade levels Pre-K four through
grade five at Rosenwald Elemen-
tary School starting Monday, July
25 through August 9 from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. daily in the Parent
Resource Center.
The requirements for Pre K-
,kindergarten and new students
entering Palm Beach County
School district are:
An original Blue Immunization


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the church be lighted?" The noble-
man pointed to some brackets in
the walls, and then he gave each
family a lamp, which they were to
bring with them each time they
came to worship. "Each time you
are here," the nobleman said, "the
place where you are seated will be
lighted. Each time you are not here,
that place will be dark. This is to
remind you that whenever you fail
to come to church, some part of
God's house will be dark."
Each of us has a light to shine.
Without it, the world will be darker.
The poet Edward Everett Hale had
this thought: I am only one, but still
I am one. I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something. And
because I cannot do everything, I
will not refuse to do the something
I can do.


Finding the right words at a sad moment; a celebration


The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
During my past 39 years of min-
istry, I've conducted my share of
funerals. Most times they are sad
occasions, giving people hope at a
time of a serious loss. They serve as
reminders of our inheritance as
members of the household of the
faithful and they give us a meaning-
ful way of expressing the grief that
is normal expected when some-
one departs this life.
There have been times"h*en
the burial is punctuated by some-
thing unexpected. I recall one fami-
ly that contracted me to conduct a
service for a loved one, a brother
living with two sisters in a modest
home. They were immigrants that
knew the horrors of the Second
World War and then usurpations of
powers by the Communists.
They fled to North America and
made a new life. I visited with the
sisters and expressed my condo-
lences, and offered the services of
the Church. They sat passively and


without emotion. As I went over
the service, I explained that I hope
that it would be a personal service
- remembering parts of the life of
their lost brother.
I asked what he did and
received a. perfunctory answer. I
asked about hobbies they didn't
reply. I asked what he did in his
spare time did he like hunting or
fishing, for example? No reply
came forth. I asked about any activ-
ity he might have had and received
a one-word answer: "Boozing."
That wasn't much to go on! Surely
there was something more, to his
life than "boozing". "Anything
else," I asked?
The one-word answer came
again: "Boozing." I decided that
there must have been more to this
human being than revealed by his
family. What does one say at funer-
als anyway?
My answer has always been that
we commemorate a human life,
whose earthly ministry was done,
and who was called home by a lov-
ing God. Very few have passed
through this life without major


struggles, without difficulties, with-
out falling short of their own ideals
or those of others.
I don't believe in long proclama-
tions about a saintly life that
always comes after the departure
from this life, and sometimes long,
long afterward. I believed that life
to be celebrated is one who shared
with others the hardship and diffi-
culties that come with every life.
Once and awhile I've celebrated
the life of someone who has over-
come a great difficulty or problem,
or who has made a special contri-
bution to others and it is worth
remembering as we celebrate a life
lived.
The greatest life is not the one
with little or no difficulties, but the
one that has faced them head-on
and overcame them.
The Lord said, "Those who are
well have no need of a physician,
but those who are sick
(Matthew9:12ff) and tells His fol-
lowers 'Go and learn what this
means.'" He goes on to tell them,
"For I came not to call the righteous
but sinners." The call from God is


not for the perfect I suspect they
would already be called into Heav-
en, but these who are growing
toward perfection.
I could only imagine what it
might have meant to have one's
country taken hostage by an
oppressive tyrant, to lose every-
thing one had, to live in continual
fear, to flee one's homeland, to
build a new life and support his
remaining family. Suffering and
hardship must have been beyond
the imagination of most of us.
My thoughts were that "here
was a man who lived, and who
died, knowing hardships and joys;
suffering and renewal; love of fami-
ly and loving them in return in
short; a human being like the rest
of us."
It was precisely for this kind of
human being that the Lord came
and lived among us and died. That
was a message worth sharing and
that I shared with the few that
came to remember this child of
God who had been called home. It
was enough.


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School Briefs


Applications for free or
reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free and
Reduced Price Meals may be sub-
mitted at any time throughout the
school year. The previously men-
tioned deadline of July 15 was
given to ensure the applications
would be processed by the first day
of school. Applications are
processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.

Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6,
elementary charter school, is regis-
tering now for 2005-2006. For infor-
mation, please call Ms. Mary


Rainey at (561) 993-5000, or pick
up registration forms at 710 S. Main
Street, in Belle Glade.
Registration
Glades Academy of Agriculture
and Ecological Studies is located at
1200 E Main Street, Pahokee, Flori-
da 33476 and is a free Charter Pub-
lic 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 socie-
ty introduces their new C.O.P. pro-
gram, Children of Promise, to pro-
vide mentors for children having a
parent in the prison system. Both
children and mentors are needed
for the program. Please call Lee
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PEPPI accepting
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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.

Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.


New Hope Charities
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accepting applications for their
Summer Camp Program for youth
ages 10-17. Camp runs from June
6-Aug. 5. Registration cost is $1 per
camper. Stop by to pick up your
application at 7450 State Rd. 15,
Pahokee. For further information,
call (561) 924-7986.
FCAT tutoring
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Weekend Warriors program at the
Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle
Glade. The tutoring program pays
special attention to preparing stu-
dents for the FCAT test and will be
held Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. elementary and middle
school students are invited to par-
ticipate. The Weed and Seed Pro-
gram also offers parenting classes
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High water levels prompt special regulations for South Florida


THE EVERGLADES The Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) establishes, by
order, special regulations for the
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor
Wildlife Management Area
(WMA), in Palm Beach, Broward
and Miami-Dade Counties, and
Holey Land, and Rotenberger
WMAs in Palm Beach County. This
order takes effect at 12 a.m., July


18, and shall remain in effect until
rescinded by subsequent order.
These special regulations are
necessary due to lasting adverse
effects caused by the inordinately
high water levels the WMAs experi-
enced in association with storm
events that have jeopardized
wildlife, particularly deer, and pro-
hibit: The taking of game other
than fish and alligators, the use of


vehicles, airboats, ATVs and other
public access, except by special
access permit and in Conservation
Area 2 from the L-35B levee north
to the east-west airboat trail.
This order shall not apply to:
Persons permitted to participate in
the statewide alligator egg collec-
tions or alligator hunts, persons
operating boats (other than air-
boats) within the established canal


systems and within one mile of
adjacent marshes lying in the Ever-
glades and Francis S. Taylor, Holey
Land, and RotenbergerWMAs.
Persons participating in the
statewide alligator egg collections
or alligator hunts shall maintain a
minimum distance of 100 yards


from any tree island and the L-5
South and L-4 South levees when
operating a vessel or airboat to
minimize disturbance to upland
wildlife jeopardized by high water
conditions.
As to not jeopardize wildlife, the
South Florida Water Management


District will cease maintenance of
the grass on the L-3, L-4, L-5 levees.

To report a violation of this
order, any wildlife violations, or a
boating emergency call the toll free
Wildlife Alert number at (888) 404-
3922.


Annual alligator hunt planned


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is offering hunters a great opportu-
nity to take part in its annual
statewide alligator harvest, which
runs Sept. 1 through Oct. 8. Since
1988, Florida has offered these alli-
gator hunts, which provide a
thrilling, hands-on, face-to-face
hunting adventure that is unlike
any other hunting experience
imaginable.
This season, more than 4,000
Alligator Harvest Permits will be
available on a first-come, first-
served basis. Permit holders are
authorized to take two alligators
from designated areas during spe-
cific harvest periods.
Sale of these permits begins at
10 a.m. (EDT) July 6. Applicants
have their preference of applying at
any county tax collector's office,
license agent (retail outlet that sells
hunting and fishing licenses),
online at MyFWC.com/license or


Lake level
Lake Okeechobee is now
more than four feet higher than
this time last year and according
to the South Florida Water Man-
agement District's weekly State of
the Lake report, has reached its
highest July levels since 1936..
SFWMD will be releasing
weekly updates on their water
management plans, as threats of
a wetter than normal summer
looms. The following is this
week's update:
State of the Water Manage-
ment System
Rainfall overview:
District-wide rainfall for the last
week averaged 2.61".
Most of this rain was in the
southern and western parts of the
District, with several areas receiv-
ing more than 4".
Rainfall over the District
from'Hurricane Dennis averaged
2.41".
Monthly rainfall total for July
is 3 22".
"Rainfall'for the next 1-4 days
4s,expectEl to be average.
Weekly Update: July 13
System-wide overview:
The District continues to moni-
tor all weather systems develop-
ing in the Atlantic and prepares,
as needed, for approaching
storms. The sea surface is the
warmest on record for this time of
year.
The National Weather Ser-
vice's Climate Prediction Center
(CPC) forecast still calls for an
increased chance of an above-
normal wet season and a neutral
dry season.
Lake Okeechobee Lake
level is 4.77-feet higher than this
time last year.


by calling toll-free 1-888-HUNT-
FLORIDA (486-8356) from any-
where in the United States or Cana-
da.
To reserve a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an Alliga-
tor Trapping License and two alli-
gator-hide validation tags, or pro-
vide proof of a valid Alligator
Trapping License (must be valid
through Oct. 8) plus pay the fee for
the two-hide validation tags. No
other hunting licenses are required.
The cost for a Resident Alligator
Trapping License and hide valida-
tion tags is $272, and non-residents
pay $1,022. Any hunter who takes
an alligator must complete and
send in an Alligator Harvest Report
Form. The information gathered
from these forms enables FWC
biologists to monitor population
trends and impacts of the annual
harvest.
An Alligator Trapping Agent
License is also available for $52,


which allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of the per-
mitted trapper. All persons seeking
a harvest permit must be at least 18
years of age by Sept. 1, 2005, and
only one harvest permit per person
will be issued.
To educate participants on the
rules and regulations of the hunts,
the FWC offers a no-cost, three-
hour training and orientation pro-
gram, which is held throughout the
state. Permit recipients are not
required to attend, but first-time
participants are strongly encour-
aged to do so. Courses will be
offered in July and August, and per-
mit holders will receive, by mail,
permit packages listing exact dates
and locations.
For more information on how
to get involved in these exciting alli-
gator hunts, visit MyFWC.com/alli-
gator and click on "Statewide
Hunts".


s highest in 60 years

Conditions in the lake are still releases at this time would be to
poor. Algae blooms are wide- alleviate the need for larger
spread. While water clarity is increases in the future and to min-
showing some improvement on imize current and future impacts
the southern part of the lake (light to the estuaries. Such discharges
is beginning to reach lake bot- would also help to mitigate the
tom), the western and northern impact of increased water levels
areas have not improved. Plant on the health of the lake.
growth, while sparse, was noted Upper Chain of Lakes/Kissim-
at seven sites, an improvement on mee Basin The Upper Chain of
the four sites noted in June. Lakes in the Kissimmee Basin is
Note: SFWMD water man- seeing gradual, improvement,
agers and the U.S. Army Corps of although it remains above regula-
Engineers work together to man- tion schedule by at least one foot.
age the lake. Water releases from Discharges from all lakes contin-
the lake are dictated by a fixed ue to be made. The Kissimmee
regulation schedule based on region is very wet, and restoration
many factors such as time of year, areas are being impacted. Dis-
current water conditions, predict- solved oxygen levels are good
ed rainfall and lake level. (above 2 mg/1).
Extremely heavy rainfall and St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
associated storm-water runoff Estuaries Constant outflows
have resulted in the highest lake through both estuaries are high.
levels for this time of year since Conditions in both estuaries are
1936. With current inflows to the poor, and salinity is outside pre-
lake from the Kissimmee River ferred ranges. Because of heavy
and other inflowpoints of about rains on the west coast, a signifi-:
18,000 cfs and outflows to the cant amount of flow in the*
estuaries at aboyt 10,000, the lake Caloosahatchee is from basin
will continue to rise. runoff.
The SFWMD and the USACE runoff.
jo The ev dDandteisb Water Conservation Areas -
jointly evaluated the advisability All water conservation areas
of increasing releases from Lake Al eainr ne above
Okeechobee to the Caloosahatch- received rainfall and are above
ee River and the St. Lucie canal. their regulation schedules. Florida
The goal of the releases is to get Fish and Wildlife Conservation
ahead of the inflow from runoff Commission may close conserva-

and a potential steep rise in lake tions areas 2 and 3 to tlth risks de to
level due to heavy rainfall, while because o health risks due to
avoiding downstream flod highwater levels.
impacts. Everglades National Park-- All
Any decision to increase dis- areas received rainfall in the past
charges from the lake will take week, and water levels are
into account the impacts they will increasing in most areas.
cause to the estuarine environ- Florida Bay Rainfall in the
ments. Though impacts would past week was 2-4". Salinity levels
occur, the intent of making any continue to decline.


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Dike inspected for leaks; concerns rise as lake levels rise


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Concerns rise with lake levels
Record rainfall since June 1
has some officials discussing
potential problems with the Her-
bert Hoover Dike, which sur-
rounds Lake Okeechobee.
The water level in Lake Okee-
chobee has risen more than 1.5
feet in the past 30 days. According
to a report from the Army Corp of
Engineers (COE) meeting
on Friday, July 9 in Jacksonville,
the 14 inches of rain during the
month of June was well above
average.
Barry Vorse, Director of Com-
munications with the COE in
Jacksonville, provided informa-
tion from the meeting, which
*answers the question of why
:there is so much water in the
-basins and in other areas, which
normally handle runoff.
Due to regional rainfall, inflow
from the Kissimmee basin,
Fisheating Creek, Lake Istokpoga,
.Taylor Creek and Nubbins Slough
has been very high, he explained.
The groundwater system wide is
'saturated due to a wetter than
normal month of June and also
the rainfall from tropical storms
and hurricanes including, Arlene,
Cindy and Dennis. The Upper
Kissimmee basin area received
twice the normal June rainfall and
the Lower Kissimmee and Lake
Okeechobee area received about
1.5 times the normal amount for
the month of June.
With all of the rain and not
much in the way of sunny days,
the water level in Lake Okee-
chobee now stands at over 16.5
feet. That amount is nearly four
feet higher than it was this time
last year and almost two feet high-
er than it was even after getting hit
with last year's record four hurri-
canes.
It is important to gain an accu-
rate measurement of lake water
levels which are wind driven and
they differ in measurement by as
much as three inches at any given
point. When the lake levels are


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South Water Florida Management and the Army Corps of
Engineers are doing their best to keep water levels in the
lake at a normal level, but Mother Nature is not cooperating
with manmade schedules.


measured from each of four inte-
rior stations, those measurements
are combined and averaged to
come up with a total amount.
What steps are taken to main-
tain the Herbert Hoover Dike?
The current lake level meas-
urement is significant at this time
because at 16.5 feet, the Army
Corp of Engineers (COE) begins
an intensive monitoring program
on a weekly basis. The monitor-
ing is to ensure the integrity of the
143 miles of the Herbert Hoover
Dike, which surrounds the lake
and ties into high ground in the
area of Fisheating Creek.
Special attention is given to
flood control and safety of the
dike structure during times when
water levels are high. The dike is
between 100 to 300 feet thick and
was constructed from local geo-
logical materials (silt, clay, peat,
sand, shell and gravel). According
to COE information, all earthen
structures leak and must be moni-
tored on a regular basis. The
Corps' South Florida Operations
Office regularly maintains and
inspects the dike. The frequency
of inspections increases as lake.


waters rise. The data collected
during the inspections are evalu-
ated against past performance of
the dike and monitoring is adjust-
ed as needed. The COE inspects
areas as far as a mile away from
the dike checking for "wet spots"
and "boils" or bubbles of water
coming up from the ground
which indicates headwater in the
lake are far above land. Water tun-
nels under the dike and comes up
and "puddles," possibly endan-
gering the dike's structural integri-
ty.
The dike was inspected after
Hurricanes Charlie, Frances and
Jeanne. After Hurricane Jeanne,
COE inspectors found that the
wind and waves from Frances did
result in some sand and rock
movement on the south shore of
the lake, near Pahokee. Inspec-
tors also found some areas of ero-
sion around culverts and also
near the Port Mayaca lock. This
means that some sand, soil and
rock were washed away where a
culvert and the soil of the dike
come together.
It has been eight months since
the occurrence of Hurricane


Jeanne, and the problem has
been assessed, but not yet
repaired.
If any seepage areas from the
dike are identified during inspec-
tion, they will be marked and
monitored. If the seepage shows
any movement of material they
would be monitored daily.
Currently the dike is inspected
weekly. If lake levels increase to
17.5 feet, the inspections will
increase to a daily monitoring
schedule. These daily inspections
would be to identify any prob-
lems as quickly as possible. If
problems are detected early on,
repair measures can be taken in
an effort to prevent any additional
problems.
Where does the water go?
If the rainfall continues to be
above normal and the lake levels
continue to rise, then water man-
agers may have to deviate from
the Water Supply/Environmental
(WSE) regulation schedule,
which is the schedule which
guides water managers on the
amount to release in accordance
to what zones the lake water lev-
els are in. Water managers are
currently following a normal pro-
gression of regulating the lake lev-
els in accordance with the WSE
schedule.
The COE meets regularly with
the SFWMD to evaluate the
progress of the discharges. Sys-
tem-wide water levels are evaluat-
ed on a daily basis and decisions
are made accordingly.
In order to lower the lake lev-
els, water is currently being
released into the Caloosahatchee
and the St. Lucie Rivers. Missie
Barletto of the SFWMD stated,
"The water is released at a rate of
3,092 cubic feet per second (cfs)
which is equivalent to 1.5 swim-
ming pools or 15,000 gallons per
second from all outflow areas
combined."
Ms. Barletto said, "On any
given summer day with a little
wind and plenty of sunshine, the
lake levels will be evaporated at a
rate of nearly one inch per day
and we cannot release the water


levels at that rate. The rains this
year coupled with not as many
sunny days does not provide for
the evaporation levels to reduce
the lake water at a fast enough
rate. Unfortunately, the inflow of
water to the lake far exceeds the
outflow at a rate of 11,112 cfs,
which is equivalent to nine swim-
ming pools having 15,000 gallons
each. We will need to continue to
have scheduled releases of the
lake water."
According to Barry Vorse,
"The Corps has been making reg-
ulatory releases from the lake


almost continuously since Sep-
tember 2004. The releases were
made through most of the dry
season in an effort to prepare the
lake for this season's possible hur-
ricanes."
Mr. Vorse continued by saying,
"The releases will be evaluated on
a daily basis and each week the
strategy for the coritinued releas-
es will be reviewed and revised as
necessary. Discharges from the
lake are necessary to stay ahead
of the potential for additional rain-
fall and to prevent future prob-
lems."


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Belle Glade and veggie tales abound


Vernon (Dex)
and Jeanette Dexter
As told to MaryAnn Morris
By 1936 the Herbert Hoover
Dike was completed and Belle
Glade changed forever. For the
first time, there was no way for
people to go right from town to
the lake. But with the news of the
hurricane, news of the rich soil
and long growing season in the
glades brought many more farm-
ers.
Farmers worked small plots
and harvested by hand close in to
town. But at the same time, with-
out the threat of storms flooding
crops, farming got bigger. Land
further out from town dried
enough to plant.'Workers came to
plant and harvest the green beans
that Belle Glade, Pahokee and
South Bay became known for all
over the country. Green beans
were picked, packed and shipped
from the towns along the lake.
Farmers driven from the Mid-
west by drought and the Great
Depression came to hire on at the
farms for wages as a last resort or
buy some land of their own.
After the Civil War, large num-
bers of former slaves had settled
in and around the Mohawk Valley
in New York State. The area
,allowed for less prejudice and
better wages than the South
could offer. Many people worked
on the local farms picking sum-
mer vegetables and fruit and fall
apples.
With the growth of large farm-
ing in Belle Glade, many of these
people came down in the winter
to work the farms there to
return to New York in the sum-
mer. Early on, large rooming
houses built of wood with tarpa-
per roofs served as shelter, but fire
was a problem. Eventually, they
stayed and built homes, shops
and churches and a real commu-
nity.
The Dexters came to Belle
Glade in 1948 to bring Glades Gas
Company to Belle Glade about
the same time as the McCarthys
took the company to Clewiston.
Mr. Dexter remembers:
"When I came here it was a


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In 1947 and later, the harvesting of green beans was done by
hand in the towns around the Lake. Machines to harvest
crops had not been invented yet.


divided town. The white and the
African American. It had been like
that through the 1930s and 40s
until after World War II. When
there were small farmers farming
the land there were fertilizer peo-
ple, inspectors, produce buyers,
all associated with the vegetable
farming. With the coming of the
University of Florida Agricultural
Experiment Stations employees,
we used to say there were more
PhD's in Belle Glade than any-
where. Other crops were grown:
Celery, lettuce, radishes.
"After the war, bean produc-
tion fell off. The green beans we
grew in Belle Glade wouldn't cold
pack. There was too much water
in the beans that grew here. A lot
of the farms were turned to pas-
ture and cattle became a big busi-
ness here. There, were still farm-
ers in town but cattle ranching
out on the fringes until the late
1960s.
"The Ag Extension people, sci-
entists, worked to develop vari-
eties of vegetables that could be
cold-packed or shipped without
spoiling. Take sweet corn, for
instance.
"The soil and climate here
grow excellent sweet corn, but
corn looses its sugar soon after
picking. Because we grow miles


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of corn, it had to ripen all at the
same time so it could all be
picked at the same time and keep
its sugar for a week to 10 days.
One of the.scientists at the Agri-
cultural Experimental Station
here in Belle Glade, Emil Wolfe,
worked 25 years with varieties of
corn to develop the hybrid that
everyone in the United States can
now buy at their local grocery
store."
Mrs. Dexter (Jeanette) remem-
bers seeing a field of radishes: "As
far as I could see, I saw radishes
growing. I saw entire trucks full of
nothing but radishes! They would
be washed and sorted in the pack-
inghouse here in Belle Glade.
Some of them would be shipped
in 40-pound bags by rail to New
York. From New York they would
be shipped to Holland where they
would be repacked and shipped
all over Europe."
"The Cuban Revolution
changed things again. The Cuban
farmers forced out by Castro had
the technology to grow sugar suc-
cessfully. I remember that the Fan-
juls lived in Pahokee at one time,"
Mr. Dexter continued.
The vegetable buyers,
inspectors and so forth, just went
away. From about 1954 until 1960
the largest cattle market in state


Recollections


was in Belle Glade, right across
from the courthouse. Then the
cattle disappeared, too as more
and more land was turned into
more profitable sugar crops.
Many of the original pioneering
families moved away. But they
kept their ownership of the land
and leased it to the sugar compa-
nies. They needed a different kind
of farm worker to plant and har-
vest the sugar cane. When
mechanical cutters replaced the
human cane cutters in the fields.
When the cane workers left Belle
Glade many of the people who
were in service businesses left,
too."
Time has brought so many
changes to the Everglades. Belle
Glade and its sister towns, Paho-
kee, Canal Point and South Bay
change with the times. Agricul-
ture is stable, progress continues
and people value their history.
"Potluck in the Muck" the play
based on the stories of over 50
residents, was produced by and
starred many, many residents of
Belle Glade who were eager to tell
some of their history. It was a
smash hit every time it played.
"Potluck in the Muck, a pro-
duction held at the old Fantastic
Produce packinghouse in Belle
Glade brought rave reviews and
standing room only crowds this
past weekend," said the review in
the Pahokee Sun, Thursday, May
28, 1998. Hopefully it will play
again.
References for. this story,
"Potluck in the Muck", Mrs. Ver-
non Dexter, Lawrence E. Will
Museum, located in the Belle
Glade Branch of the Palm Beach
County Library, 530 S. Main Street,
Belle Glade.


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sudden death of our fovedone. We can never
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which has an established bike
club with many members.
The group is shooting for an
Oct. 15 date for the event, Which
is one week before the larger
Oktoberfest, which is held each
year in Daytona. For that reason,
the group doesn't know exactly
how many participants will visit
the event.
In any event, the planning
group is shooting for a positive
affair and is directing its efforts
on attracting new visitors to the
city. "What we will try to do is
attract the high-end," said Ms.
Todd, explaining that, as with
any other group, there are differ-
ent segments within the biker
community that may participate.
According to organizers,
Palm Beach County officials are
in agreement with the idea for
the event and have unofficially
said they will support it through
marketing and other efforts.
"They're excited by the idea,"
said Ms. Todd.
There is the possibility of the


Chief
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process from becoming a 'politi-
cal football,' which would place
a great deal of pressure on this
individual after being hired,"
explained Ms. Latimore.
As the selection progressed, a
number of candidates were
called in for interviews, until
only 10 from the almost 50
remained. Five of the 10
declined an interview after
receiving a letter from the
human resource director outlin-
ing the salary the base salary


Fund
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Florida Hurricane Relief Fund
will be given to Floridians in
need through vouchers adminis-
tered by qualifying nonprofits.
Nonprofits were invited to apply
for the in-kind donations
through the Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund sipce the joint effort
was announced in'January. The
deadline to apply was April 15.
All Floridians are encouraged
to help with hurricane recovery
by donating clothing, furniture
and household items to their
local Goodwill stores through-
out Florida. In addition to receiv-
ing tax-deduction benefits,
Floridians will find comfort in
knowing they are helping neigh-
bors in need.
The Florida Hurricane Relief
Fund was established by Gov.




Marina
Continued From Page 1
ect. Much of that funding has
been secured through grants.
According to the resolution,
the money is provided to the
office of tourism in the form of a
$4 million grant from the United
States Department of Com-
merce, which is to be matched
by the state by another $1 mil-
lion. Soon after receiving the
grant in 2004, the state of Florida
accepted applications for the
grant.
The majority of that money is
to be used by the office of
tourism in counties designated
as presidentially declared disas-
ter areas following the hurri-
canes in 2004, such as Palm
Beach County.


Be prepared
for an

emergency

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event making use of the space at
the airport just outside of Paho-
kee. Talks with Everglades
Adventures, according to the
group, also point to the possibili-
ty of a floating barge at the mari-
na for entertainment purposes.
Commissioners seemed to
appreciate the efforts of the
group in organizing the event.
"I think it is a great idea," said
Commissioner Henry Crawford.
"I love motorcycles."
When asked how the group
would handle the issue over the
noise that the motorcycles could
potentially create that day,
organizers said that the positive
offshoots would offset any dis-
turbance caused by the visitors
to the city.
When the group was asked
how other cities with similar
events have addressed the noise
issue, Mayor J.P. Sasser stepped
in, saying that the cities most
likely prefer to "listen to the ring-
ing of the cash registers," of the
increased business such an
event could carry.
The committee behind the
event will continue meeting to
ensure that the event happens,
and is a success.


figure was in the area of $50,000
- benefits and expenses for
travel.
The city manager was then
handed a final list of three candi-
dates: James Blackford, Robert
Sarver and Samuel Gonsoulin.
According to the city manager,
there was a tie in her ranking of
Blackford and Sarver, when
Sarver dropped out of the
process, having asked for two
days to decide "whether to
remain in the process to explore
the city and his financial
options."
Mr. Blackford is expected to
assume the position Aug. 16.


Jeb Bush to help Floridians with
recovery needs not met by state
and federal dollars or insurance.
To date, the Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund has received just
over $20 million in monetary
donations. Allocations from the
fund are being made in phases
to help communities, many hit
multiple times, assess unmet
needs on an ongoing basis as
restoration progresses. All dona-
tions to "the fund are tax-
deductible.
For more information, or to
make a monetary donation, go
to www.FLAHurricaneFund.org,
or call (800) 825-3786.



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Forty days
of focus
Pastor Alvin E. Nichols and the
congregation of Miracle Temple
Ministries will begin the 40 Days
of Purpose Campaign on Sept. 24.
Churches around the world part-
nered with Saddleback Church,
Pastor Ed by Rick Warren, have
joined for this 40 days of focus.
During the 40 days those partici-
pating will focus on the biblical
principles and the five purposes
we were created and placed on
this earth to fulfill. Everyone is
invited to come and find the
answer to the age question
"What on earth am I here for?"
During previous Campaigns
untold thousands have come to


Christ, been baptized, welcomed
into church membership, taught
the real meaning of worship and
fellowship, equipped for ministry,
and then sent out for their mission
in the world. Troubled marriages
have been healed, broken rela-
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 registering for
the Campaign should call (561)
996-7653 or (561) 996-8568. All
are welcome.

Family counseling
available
Drug addiction can leave an


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

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. As
hurricane Frances and its after-
math has heightened the prob-
lems 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 needing 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 Cooperative,
on the fourth floor.


Feedback wanted on action plan


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is ready for the next round of feed-
back on the state's action plan for
keeping fish and wildlife popula-
tions healthy. The second draft of
the strategy, a component of Flori-
da's Wildlife Legacy Initiative, is on
the FWC's Web site and ready for
people to review and make sugges-
tions for improvement.
The goal of Florida's Wildlife
Legacy Initiative is to sustain all fish
and wildlife in Florida and keep
common species common. Public


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design a traditional neighborhood
development program, most likely
working in a private/public rela-
tionship, to lend a design to the
concept.
"We know what we want, we
just need someone to make a.com-
mitment," said Mayor J.P. Sasser,
discussing the future of those
plans. While there are prospects
regarding what company that may
be, nothing has yet been finalized.
"Our position is that the city is
going to take the bull by the horns
and we'll do it ourselves," the
mayor said.
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critical aspect of the planning
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developing the plan.
When the FWC posted the first
draft online, in June, the Web site
received more than 30,000 hits.
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interest with the second draft.
"We know that great ideas can
come from the people of Florida-
people who know the areas they
live in and want to provide some-
thing wonderful for future genera-
tions," Florida's Wildlife Legacy Ini-
tiative leader, Thomas Eason, said.
"We have received an abundance


partnership with Everglades
Adventures, a private company
that operates a resort business at
the city's marina, has had, Mayor
Sasser believes a similar approach
for the neighborhood develop-
ment program would ensure that
the city maintains the final say on
the future of that project and its
progression.
A good part of that planning will
include a dedication to pursue
more housing options for residents
and future citizens. The object of
that pursuit is finding housing
opportunities that are affordable
and fit well with the overall plan for
the development.
Final details are still some time
off, the mayor has said that the final
development including housing
and retail opportunities, along with
the possibility of greater recreation-
al establishments as well as movie
theaters and the like represents
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of high-quality ideas and feedback,
so far. Now we need help with fine
tuning the strategy."
The FWC has worked with a
broad cross section of Floridians to
develop the wildlife action plan,
including professors, hunters,
anglers, conservationists, farmers,
ranchers and the general public.
Participants have proposed
diverse, and sometimes conflict-
ing, ideas for managing wildlife.
Eason views this as a positive part
of the process, which is why the
agency is producing the document


a project that could theoretically
encompass up to 2,000 acres once
completed.
According to Mayor Sasser,
what will most likely take the
longest time to see to completion is
the actual surveying of the land in
question. Due to the age of the site
being looked at, and the fact that
the land is located on what used to
be Lake Okeechobee, the survey-
ing work must be precise in scope.
The positive offshoot of such a
development could possibly help
to boost economic development
throughout the entire city, some-
thing city officials are keeping a
close eye on.
With city hall taking a clear look
at the re-development of its down-
town sector, including the possibili-
ty of relocating the municipal build-
ings currently located just across
the dike to allow for commercial
opportunities like hotels and other


in an open forum.
"It is vital that people stay
involved in the process so we can
work through the challenges and
finish with a solid, well-balanced
plan that will serve Florida well,"
Eason said.
To review and comment on the
action plan or learn more about
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative,
visit MyFWC.com and click on
"Wildlife Legacy." The second
draft of the strategy is available for
comment July 18,Aug. 1.


businesses, any new economic
activity provided through the
planned development could bol-
ster the city's ability to reach its
goals.
"We're hoping this new devel-
opment will generate the
resources po revitalize downtown
Pahokee," said Mayor Sasser.
In the meantime, city officials
continue working toward the proj-
ect. Touching on what such a proj-
ect could mean to the city in gener-
al, Mayor Sasser said, "We're
basically building a new Pahokee."
He warts to assure residents,
though, that their consideration is a
major motivating factor and he
promises to work closely with any
planner that partners with the city
in retaining the basic make-up of
the city and Pahokee's control over
any and all growth. "There's a rea-
son we like where we live," he
said.


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damage from Hurricane Dennis


GAINESVILLE Help is avail-
able for farmers who suffered
agricultural losses as a result of
Hurricane Dennis, the first major
hurricane of the season, which
struck the western panhandle on
July 10, said Florida's Farm Ser-
vice Agency State Executive
Director Kevin Kelley.
Florida's State Emergency
Board member agencies met July
13 in Gainesville to review Prelim-
inary damages reported by USDA
agencies in the affected areas.
Escambia and Santa Rosa coun-
ties were declared
Presidential Major Disaster
Declaration Areas on July 10,
making them eligible for federal
emergency programs. Okaloosa,
a contiguous county, is also eligi-
ble for assistance, as well as Bald-
win County, a contiguous Alaba-
ma county.
"FSA is assessing crop dam-
ages, and these preliminary
reports will be submitted to our
national office for review," said
Kelley who is also chairman of
the USDA State Emergency Board
and Food and Agriculture Com-
mittee.
"It is still too early to predict if
Congress will authorize a special
program with regard to providing
assistance to agricultural produc-
ers as a result of Hurricane Den-
nis, but we do have emergency
assistance programs in place to
help producers."
An FSA Jump Team, which
deployed July 9, completed an
initial assessment of affected
counties to ensure the safety of
employees. The team reported
the farming area of Santa Rosa
County took a major. hit with
barns and some homes damaged
or destroyed and surrounding


counties were also affected.
Santa Rosa County's FSA
office remains closed and is
expected to reopen within the
next two weeks. Producers serv-
iced by that office should contact
the Florida FSA State Office at
(352) 379-4500. Escambia Coun-
ty's FSA office reopened July 14,
after a temporary power failure
caused by the hurricane.
"FSA employees are visiting
farms, meeting with producers
and teaming up with local offi-
cials to ensure that we address
the needs of the agricultural com-
munity," said Kelley. "We are
doing everything we can to help
farmers who were affected by
hurricane Dennis while still work-
ing with farmers who were affect-
ed by last year's devastating hurri-
canes."
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) has the following programs
available to assist producers suf-
fering losses caused by a natural
disaster:
Disaster Debt Set-Aside Pro-
gram-FSA borrowers located in
designated disaster areas or con-
tiguous counties, who are unable
to make their scheduled pay-
ments on any debt, may be
authorized to have certain set
asides.
Emergency Conservation
Program (ECP)-ECP offers pay-
ments for rehabilitation of farm-
land damaged by natural disas-
ters, including debris removal and
repair of fencing for eligible live-
stock, and emergency loans to
help qualified farmers cover crop,
machinery and structural losses.
Emergency Loans (EM) -
FSA's low-interest emergency
loans help producers recover


from production and physical
losses due to drought, flooding,
other natural disasters, or quaran-
tine.
Noninsured Crop Disaster
Assistance Program (NAP)-FSA
provides financial assistance to
producers of certain non-insur-
able crops when low yields, loss
of inventory, or prevented plant-
ing occurs as a result of a natural
disaster.
Last year's four devastating
hurricanes resulted in three USDA
programs to provide special dis-
aster relief to producers who suf-
fered from crop damage and tree
losses. To date, FSA has issued
approximately $393.5 million
through the 2004 Florida Hurri-
cane Disaster Assistance Pro-
grams.
Payments for this assistance
were authorized under Section 32
of the Agricultural Adjustment Act
of Aug. 24, 1935, which allows
the Secretary of Agriculture to
implement programs to help
restore producers' purchasing
power.
"Farmers need our immediate
assistance, and we want to be
sure they are informed of the
types of emergency benefits avail-
able and how to apply for our
programs," said Kelley. "I encour-
age producers to contact our
local FSA office or USDA Service
Center for questions regarding
available disaster assistance pro-
grams."
There are 37 FSA county offices
throughout Florida. If unable to
reach an FSA county office, pro-
ducers should call the FSA State
Office at (352) 379-4500. Addition-
al disaster assistance information
is available online at: http://disas-
ter.fsa.usda.gov/fsa.asp.


Grapes are
To promote the nutritional ben-
efits of fresh produce, Weight
Watchers continues Pick of the Sea-
son, a public health initiative spot-
lighting seasonal fruit and vegeta-
bles. This quarter, the recipes
feature grapes, a highly portable
produce selection that tastes great
and provides nutritional value at
any time of the day.
Grapes are loaded with phy-
tonutrients biologically active
substances that come from plants
and have beneficial effects on
health, such as resveratrol,
quercetin, anthocyanin and cate-
chin. Research studies have shown
that resveratrol, found primarily in
the skin of grapes, has antioxidant
properties and may help increase
HDL (good) cholesterol and
reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Resveratrol is also believed to have
other heart-healthy benefits that
may help reduce the risk of this dis-
ease, as well as provide anti-inflam-
matory benefits.
Additionally, grapes are a good
source of potassium and vitamin C,
while being naturally low in fat and
sodium. Not only are they good for
you, but they're delicious, whether
you eat them as a snack or use


the pick of the season


them in a recipe.
That's one reason grapes were
chosen as Weight Watchers(r) Pick
of the Season this quarter.
This bite-sized treat can form
the basis of delicious desserts, side
dishes and even main courses.
Below are three flavorful grape
recipes to share with your readers:
Grape Chicken Caesar Wrap,
Chilled Orzo with Grapes and Nuts,
and for dessert, Grape-Orange
Thick Shake.
Pick of the season grape
recipes:
Grape chicken caesar wrap:
Makes two servings
One large whole-wheat tortilla
(10-12 inch diameter)
One cup shredded romaine let-
tuce
One third cup halved seedless
grapes
One third cup sliced, grilled,
skinless, boneless chicken breast
One tablespoon fat-free creamy
caesar dressing
One tablespoon shredded
Parmesan cheese
1. Place tortilla on flat surface.
Arrange lettuce, grapes and chick-
en along the center of tortilla about
two inches from top and bottom


edge; drizzle with dressing and
sprinkle with cheese.
2. Fold outer edges inward over
filling to enclose; place seam-side
down and cut in half diagonally.
Points(r) value per serving:
Three: 139 calories, two grams of
fat, one gram of fiber.
Chilled orzo with grapes and
nuts
Makes four.servings
Eight ounces orzo pasta
One half cup shelled pistachios
One garlic clove, finely chopped
One cup halved seedless grapes
One fourth cup reduced-fat Ital-
ian vinaigrette dressing
1. Cook orzo according to pack-
age directions. Drain and rinse
under running cold water; set aside.
2. Spray a 10" nonstick skillet
with nonstick spray; set over medi-
um heat. Add pistachios and garlic;
cook, stirring constantly, until garlic
is lightly browned, about one
minute. Remove from heat.
3. Add orzo, grapes and dress-
ing; stir to combine. Transfer to
bowl; refrigerate, covered, until
ready to serve.
Points value per serving: Five:
249 Calories, six grams of fat, 2.5
grams fiber.


Medications in disaster situations


TALLAHASSEE In the event
of a hurricane, you may need to
evacuate your home and regular
services may be temporarily limit-
ed. To ensure that you are able to
continue taking your medications
under such circumstances, the
Department of Health (DOH) rec-
ommends that you plan now by
taking the following measures:
Call your doctor now and
request a 30-day supply of medica-
tion if possible.,
Get a pill organizer and pack
enough pills for two weeks get
assistance in this from your caregiv-
er or medical professional in mak-
ing sure you have packed enough


of the medications you will need.
Make a list of all your medica-
tions: How they should be taken,
what time, etc. Make copies of the
list. Put one copy with the medica-
tions, give one to a friend, and keep
one with you at all times. Make sure
to list any allergies; as well as foods
you need to avoid. Your doctor's
name and emergency phone num-
ber should also be on this list. Your
medical professional or caregiver
should-be able to assist you in this.
Pack your medications now
to have ready to carry with you at a
moment's notice.
If you are taking prescription
narcotic pain medications, keep


them with you at all times.
If you are on a special diet or
require special supplements, take a
two-week supply with you.
Over the counter items that
you should also bring with you:
Pain reliever/Ibuprofen, antacid,
laxative/suppository, Imodium,
Benadryl, decongestant, antibiotic
ointment, lubricating eye drops.
If you are using respiratory
medications with a nebulizer, bring
it with you.
For more information, visit the
Department of Health Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us.


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Disaster preparedness for families with children


TALLAHASSEE Children's
fears can stem from their imagi-
nations, and adults should take
their feelings seriously. Words and
actions can provide reassurance
to a child who feels afraid.
When talking to your child, be
sure to present a realistic picture
that is both honest and manage-
able. Be aware that after a disas-
ter, children most fear that:
eThey will be separated from
family, and they will be left alone.
eThe event will happen again.
eSomeone will be injured or
killed.
DOH recommends assem-
bling a kit for your child, includ-
ing:
eA few favorite books, crayons


and paper.
ePuzzles, a board game, deck
of cards.
qTwo favorite small toys, such
as a doll or action figure, a stuffed
animal.
eFavorite blanket, pillow.
*Pictures of family and pets.
*Other special items that will
comfort children.
Children's immunizations
should be up-to date to protect
from vaccine-preventable dis-
eases, including an unexpected
outbreak during a disaster.
eKeep a copy of your chil-
dren's complete immunization
histories in your disaster kit
attached to the family emergency
information.


*All family members should
also record the date of their last
tetanus-diphtheria shot in this
record as well.
ADVICE ON COMMUNICAT-
ING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT
DISASTERS
In response to the tragic events
of September 11, 2001, the Ameri-
can Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
offered some advice on commu-
nicating with children/adoles-
cents during times of crisis.
It is important to communi-
cate to children that the family cir-
cle is strong. Children need to be
assured by their parents that the
family is safe. Adolescents, in par-
ticular, can be hard hit by this type
of disaster. Parents should watch


Making a family plan for disasters and emergencies


TALLAHASSEE In the event
of a hurricane, the Florida Depart-
ment of Health (DOH) recom-
mends families to establish a disas-
ter or emergency plan.
EVALUATE
Identify potential threats in
your community, such as the loca-
tion of flood prone areas, power
plants and hazardous chemicals.
Discuss how natural and
man-made threats could affect
your family.
Evaluate your property's vul-
nerability to hazards, such as storm
surge, flooding and wildfires.
Check your insurance cover-
age.
PREPARE
Identify the safest areas of
your home for each threat. In many


circumstances, the safest area may
not be your home but elsewhere in
your community. During times of
evacuation, you will be given
instructions on evacuation routes.
Specify escape routes from
your home and places to meet
(rally points), such as a neighbor's
home, a school or a public loca-
tion.
Make a plan for evacuating
the area if required.
Designate an out-of-area con-
tact-friend or family member-so
that each of your immediate family
members has the same single
point of contact. Plan to have at
least two means of communica-
tion, (e.g., e-mail, phone and cell
phone).
Make a plan for your pets


should you need to evacuate. Most
shelters will accept service ani-
mals.
Have your family emergency
information accessible, including
important family documents such
as prescriptions and insurance
information.
Post emergency telephone
numbers by your phones and
make sure your children know
how and when to call 911. Make
sure any cell phones are fully
charged.
Assemble and maintain a dis-
aster supply kit. A battery-powered
weather radio equipped with a
special alarm tone feature is a vital
tool.
During an emergency, National
Weather Service forecasters will


interrupt routine weather radio
programming and send out the
special tone that activates weather
radios in the listening area.
MONITOR & ACT
When a disaster occurs, listen
to news sources for information
and instructions.
Evacuate or seek medical
attention quickly if instructed by
authorities. If you cannot obtain
information, determine as best you
can if you are in a danger area.
Whether you stay or evacu-
ate, don't panic. Follow your family
plan.
For further information, please
contact your local county health
department or visit
www.doh.state.fl.us or www.Flori-
daDisaster.org.


Genators can be deadly; know which one to choose


With the onset of the 2005 Hur-
ricane season, the sale of genera-
tors has been reaching record num-
bers and that record creates more
dangers of fatal accidents.
When the power goes off, many
consumers turn to emergency gen-
erators to power refrigerators,
freezers, lights, fans and other appli-
ances. If you use a generator,
extreme caution is required. While
convenient and useful, generators
can create hazards for homeown-
ers and utility workers. Always read
and follow the manufacturer's safe-
ty and operating instructions.
If a generator is connected to the
house wiring, the home must have
a transfer switch installed by a
licensed electrician. A transfer


switch connects your house to the
generator and disconnects it from
the utility power. This prevents
back feed energizing circuits out-
side your home.
Back feed most commonly
occurs when a generator is con-
nected directly to the electric panel
or circuit in a home. Feeding power
back into the utility system during
an outage will energize the trans-
former serving the house and could
pose a serious threat to crews
working to restore power in the
area who may not know they are
working with an energized line,
even possibly causing death.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a col-
orless, odorless and tasteless poi-
son gas. It is a component of the


exhaust from the generator engine.
The symptoms of exposure are
subtle, but deadly. Never run your
generator inside your home or
garage or in any other enclosed
space. Inexpensive CO detectors,
similar to smoke alarms, are readily
available and recommended as an
added safety precaution.
After Hurricane Charley, the
Cape Coral Fire Department con-
ducted over 400 safety inspections
of households in the city using gen-
erators. One-fourth of the homes
had potentially dangerous levels of
Carbon Monoxide in their houses,
and 10 people required hospital
treatment. To avoid Carbon
Monoxide poisoning, never use a


generator indoors or in attached
garages. Only operate the generator
outdoors in a well-ventilated, dry
area away from air intakes to the
home.
To avoid electrocution, plug
individual appliances into the gen-
erator using heavy duty, outdoor
rated cords with a wire gauge ade-
quate for the appliance load. Do
not operate more appliances and
equipment than the output rating
of the generator. This will overload
and damage the generator and pos-
sibly create a fire hazard.
When purchasing a generator
for your home it is difficult to know
what you should buy. Use this
guideto help determine which gen-
erator is right foryou.


Harris moves to

permanently ban oil

drilling off Florida


for signs such as sleep distur-
bances, fatigue, lack of pleasure
in activities previously enjoyed
and illicit substance abuse.
Overexposure to the media
can be traumatizing. It is best not
to let children or adolescents
repeatedly view footage of trau-
matic events. Children and ado-
lescents should not view these
events alone. Adults need to help
children understand the emer-
gency or disaster. Discussion is
critical. More information is avail-
able at www.aap.org.
For further information, please
contact your local county health
department or visit
www.doh.state.fl.us or
www.FloridaDisaster.org.


tect these precious areas is to
ensure that the ban on drilling is
extended permanently. I am
delighted that we have built a
bipartisan coalition to stand unit-
ed to protect our coastline
against these assaults."
The moratorium on drilling,
which currently is slated to
expire in 2012, has played a criti-
cal role in protecting the Gulf's
delicate ecosystem and Florida's
beaches and tourism industry
from the potentially devastating
effects of an oil spill in the Gulf.
During consideration of the
Energy Bill in the U.S. Senate on
June 21, the Senate voted to
allow an inventory of offshore oil
and gas resources in the Western
Gulf a move that many fear
could open the door to further
exploration and drilling in the
area, with serious consequences
for the Florida coastline and
tourism. Harris has pledged to
work with other members of the
Florida Congressional delegation
to ensure that the inventory pro-
posal is stripped from the final
conference bill later this year.


Challenge to parental


notification
TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that a federal judge rejected a
request for an injunction that
would have prevented the imple-
mentation of the 2005 Florida
Parental Notification of Abortion
Act. U.S. District Judge William
Stafford, based in Tallahassee,
ruled from the bench, enabling the
law to be implemented as intend-
ed.
The plaintiffs sought to block
implementation of the law, which
was enacted after Florida voters
approved a constitutional amend-
ment stating that parents or
guardians should be notified
whenever a minor child is to
undergo the medical procedures
associated with a termination of
the minor's pregnancy.
Solicitor General Chris Kise
argued the case on behalf of the


act rejected
Attorney General, contending that
the plaintiffs had not established
their entitlement to an injunction
that would have prohibited
enforcement of the law. Judge
Stafford agreed.
"This is an important victory for
Florida's families, especially parents
who should have a voice in vitally
important health issues concerning
their children," said Crist. "The peo-
ple of Florida expressed their wishes
through their votes, and their will is
contained in this statute."
At the core of the state's argu-
ment was the fact that notification
ensures that parents will have a
role in the decision-making
process and can assist in an evalua-
tion of the medical risks, the physi-
cal and psychological conse-
quences of the decision, the quality
of the medical facility and the quali-
fications of the physician.


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Rep. Katherine Harris was joined
by 18 of her colleagues from the
Florida Congressional delegation
in introducing legislation Tues-
day to permanently ban oil
drilling off the Florida Coastline.
"The Florida Coastline Pro-
tection Act of 2005" (H.R. 3251)
would amend the Outer Conti-
nental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit
any oil and gas leasing in areas of
the Outer Continental Shelf,
including the Eastern Gulf of
Mexico, the Straits of Florida, and
the South Atlantic planning area,
which extends from the Straits of
Florida planning area to the bor-
der between Florida and Geor-
gia.
"This legislation will make
sure that the Florida coastline is
protected from the incursions of
oil companies and other pro-
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"The people of Florida treasure
our beaches and coastal areas,
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* Beautiful homesite partially cleared 5+/-
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* Improved 1.25 acre lot in Montura. Cleared
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* Beautiful .25+/- acre corner lot in downtown
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* 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
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* Corner lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
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* Nice lot on Bogic Court in Unit 102.
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* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
SALARY COMMENSURATE W/ EXE
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III. Evaluate the productions, storage and use of
extremely hazardous material substances for com-
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day Knowledge of local, state and federal emer-
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WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00am-5:00pm-5 days per
week (except as noted above)
CLOSING DATE: July 25,2005 at 9:00am
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades
County Application, Copy of valid Florida Drivers
License
SUBMIT APPLICATION OR TO RECEIVE A
COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION CONTACT:
Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
Post Office Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace


w. HENDRY REGIONAL
4 MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
Full time Med./Surg. 7am-pm or 7pm-7am, FL RN Lic., 1
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Ctinical Ladder Program Education Assistance
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


HVAC TECHNICIAN

HVAC Technician Position Available
at Pahokee Housing Authority. For
further written details, interested parties
may contact Julie Hale, Executive
Director, at tel. 561-924-5565; fax
(561)924-5148; or visit 465 Friend
Terrace, Pahokee, FL. Pahokee
Housing Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and promotes
a Drug-Free Workplace.


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES


Server
Line Cook
Prep Cook
Maintenance
Housekeeping
Security
TAD Machine Tech
TAD Clerks


$5.50 plus grats
$10.00 per hour
$8.00 per hour
$9 to $12 per hour
$8 to $9 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. 1t Street, Immokalee, FL
1-800-218-0007


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: 7/22/05



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 Oppbrtunity Employer.


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

LAB ANALYST
SOUTHERN GARDEN CITRUS
Seeks an individual with previous laboratory experience.
Minimum High School or GED required. Good computer and
math skills needed. Good pay, benefits and a 401K. Contract
HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax 863.902.4315, or
dmelton(southerngardens corn


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THE SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA has the fol-
lowing openings at our new Immokalee Clinic:

Medical Social Worker: Bachelors degree +
min. 2 yrs. health care, mental health or social
work. Min. 1 yr. clinical exp. w/dual diagnosis
(chemical dependency/mental health).

Medical Assistant: Maintain patient rooms, triage
patients, check vitals, venipuncture, dressing
changes, etc. Assist front office. Grad from ac-
credited MA program. Current CPR & FL drivers
license req.

Transporter: Transport patients for various medi-
cal reasons. Valid FL drivers license with good
driving record. Ability to transfer patients (in-
cluding lifting). HS diploma/GED.

Resumes to galtman(semtribe.com or fax to
954-967-3477 or mail to HR, 6300 Stirling Rd.,
Hollywood, FL 33024. www.seminoletribe.com


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LABOR FINDERS\

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
|_ AHl Types of Work Available
DI 202 E. Sugarland Hwy. y j
$r' (Across from Clewiston Inn)
(863) 902-9494 .


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

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


Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
Positions
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.

PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


ROLAND MARTIN'S MARINA-
Looking for a short order
cook. Able to work flexible
hrs. Inquire @ 920 E. Del
Monte Ave,
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential If someone did it,
so can you! 2-3 confirmed
appointments daily! Benefits
Available... Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
.307. NW 8th Street


40 Years Experience
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HOME INSPECTIONS, INC.
I -888-556-4637


Pre-Construction Pricing
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,
Many Upgrades
$275,000
LAKEPORT
- Listings Needed
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA, MH
w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACREAGE, LAND & LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
* 3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
- 2BR, 1BA in Moore Haven
$525/mo.


* Bank Foreclosures -
Call for Details
*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
MONTUTRA
. Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa $55,000


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,www.RAVv'LSREALESTATE.COM
E-Mail: ehrawls@ gate.net


SOkeechobee t o Cy ol
B l al t Inc.

$600 WEEKLY Working TSrokern:
through the government Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
part-time. No Expenrience. A Carolyn omas 946-200
lot of Opportunities. MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
WAITRESS WANTED: s., ASOCilte;
Bi-Lingual a Must. Ann Donohue 228-0221
Days are Frday, Saturday & nn Donohue 228-0221
Sunday. (863)983-3227 David Rister 634-2157
Financial ICf 8 'We 7_a_ ifi!
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$800 POSSIBLE weekly in-
come mailing brochures.
Free supplies. Genuine op-
portunity. Free info. Call
now! (708)536-7030.
A CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
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!
www.SuccessSo-
Great.com/?Refid=ANF
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to
slip-proof floors, tubs and
showers. Commercial and
residential in your protected
territory, includes training.
High income, low overhead,
minimal investment,
(561)488-4098.

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.

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.


$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.
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
IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen-
sion Funding pays cash now
for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call
(800)586-1325 for a FREE,
no-obligation estimate.
www.uspensionfund-
ing.com.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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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.kl2.fl.us
Shop here first!
The classified ads






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, 8x1 5, 10xl 5,
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
Drapies, 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 6.45
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
(863)675-2624.
Dining Room Table, 2 Pedes-
tals, leaf, 4 chairs, Good
condition. Beautiful Piece.
$200. (302)492-3488


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

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S; 420 E. SUGARLAND HW.
S.- (863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM E-MAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
Se Habla Espafiol
AFiTER TOURS:
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(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 228-4798


RESIDENTIAL MONTURA
2BR, 2BA New Condo LOTS AVAILABLE
$184,900 CALL FOR DETAILS
5 New Homes 4B1Al 1WifiENIIIIW 500
Under Contract Call for Details COMMERCIAL
3 oSP2DjA"900] M tt-3
4 EsLEaixNDjNtI, 900 M ,00
Moore H.LrAYacht Club 9 Commercial Lots on US
Lot w/ t' $26,500 27 with Building $400,000
3BIS/)12PEND TSAfI000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on
2B WpAd)PoaPIr.80 US 27 100'xlOO'
acres a or details 8 Lots Zoned Ri-B
4BR, 2BA $225,000 $400,000
MOBILE HOMES 10 Lots Zoned Commercial
3BR, 2BA, Shed $65,000 $500,000
3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $67,500 Harlem Bar Great
3BR, 2BAWJy- $87,000 Business Opportunity
BA Call for Details
3BR, .2BA Seminole Manor rDea
$87,500 Ind W +
3BR, 2BA dgd $84,900 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2B,O on lake& Apt. $173,000
$120,000


ACREAGE
9.9 acre s+ P. Under
Citrux $94,900
5 acSAhEdBENDA. J00
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Montura 1.25 $42,000

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SPECIAL NEW LISTINGr
.4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths large corner lot in great
neighborhood., fireplace in family room,
sprinkler system, circle drive.
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
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FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
(863)763-0072


DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.
(863)357-1560.
MICROWAVE OVEN, TOSHIBA
w/ Wooden Cart on Wheels.
$50 (863)675-4543
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UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
(863)697-8319.
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654


Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
863-634-5914



ALL STEEL BLDGS. SUPER
SALE! 24x30 $4,476. 38x38
$5,984. 48x30 $12,974
Save Thousands! Call Bob
(800)863-9128..
BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" FINAL CLEAR-
ANCE! 20x30 Now $2900.
30x40 $5170. 40x50
$8380. 40x60 $10,700.
50x100 $15,244. Many Oth-
ers. Ends/accessories op-
tional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT A P-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com



INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame and hardware. $40.
(863)357-1560.
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.



CAR SEAT- BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)697-8319


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, 100+ cars, $600
neg. (863)675-3394
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848



DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XR 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987




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
BUNK BEDS- White metal,
$50. (863)634-9842
CABINET, For VCR TAPES:
$20 (863)675-4543
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DINING SET- Walnut table
with 2 extra leafs & table
pads, 6 chairs, Buffet &
utch $325. or best offer.
863-467-8050
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
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
$2200. (863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $125
(863)467-6162.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.



WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.



PATIO FURNITURE- 10 piec-
es, Ionize aluminum. Table &
bar fiberglass. $175. neg
(863)467-8050
WICKER SET- 2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


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SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650
(863)357-8788
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458


LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458
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For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
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available.
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
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)449-9635



OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-449-9635


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
.(863)983-6537.
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ALPACKA-$500 or trade
'(863)673-1567 -
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
(863)634-2077
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
(863)673-2260/674-1322
BURMESE PYTHON, 12 Ft.,
Female, Very tame. $300 or
best offer. (863)228-7230


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SManufactured & SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Manuactiur& .. ... PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Land/Home Packages- Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Horida Statutes, the following
For Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Complete Double Section, '.- _- _. applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Hendry County:
Center. If interested please call Setup & A/C. -- George D Thomas (Kelly Grove/Ft Denaud Oak Grove) 9990 Coconut Rd, #202,
ner.From $45,000 Bonita Springs, FL 34135, has submitted Application 050610-30 for renewal of
STA-ON HOMES MWater Use Permit 26-00274-W to irrigate 45 acres of agricultural lands. The wa-
5 6 1 9 9 3 -1 1 6 0 STANTON HOMES ter will be withdrawn from onsite lakes and the project is located in Section 3,
1-800-330-6623 M..- -7 Township 43 South, Range 28 East.
IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF Lake Buter Groves Inc (Southern Belle) 13100 W Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, FL
We will buy your house or CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRE 34787. has submitted Application 050614-27 for renewal of Water Use Permit
Lw &take over payments. Please L WIO CU C 26-00130-W to irrigate 465 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
G n I0 8 5l drawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 1,2,
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe- Icall cell # (561)301-5055 Modular/Models. From $59,900 & up, Township 42 South, Range 28 ast.
male. Greats kid. $200. or LAWN EQUIPMENT *a Ia lI 3/4/5BR, 2/3BA, acre & 1/4 available or use Paul L Cutshall (Kt-East) 21731 Tuckahoe Rd, Alva, FL 33920, has submitted Ap-
best offer Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo l a nplication 050617-17 tor renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00359-W to irrigate 77
(863)673-0476/675-0325 Weedeater & Blower w/ your land as downpayment. Financing acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
(863)673-0476/675-0325 trailer5 (636-8r25/ LAND, 5% acres, 606 Henry available. 863-673-6417 or 561-753-8355 uiferandtheprojectislocatedinSection4,Township43South, Range 28 East.
LLIsle AM Blvd.- Pioneer, Clewis- 500 or tPaul L Cutshall Hupa Grove) 21731 Tuckahoe Rd, Alva, FL 33920, has submitted
(863)673-1567 PRESSURE WASHER, 2500 ton, $21 0,000. Application 0 0617-22 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00055-W to irrigate
ps86367-157 's w/hose & wand. $250 3 0 5 3 4 2 7 1 3 3 / 153 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 k s (863)675-7504 305-636-5092. TODAY TURN YOUR RENT TO OWN Aquifer and the project is located in Section 12. Township 43 South, Range 29
PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks (863)675-7504 305-636-5092. VACANT LAND Buy Here Pay Here East.
on 07/15. $200 for males & PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL *LAND FOR SALE* INTO BIG $$$$ Marginal Credit OK Chester Rust (Muse Farm) PO Box 2817, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Appli-
$250 f or females. 2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0 41.4 Acres in Hendry I will buy your vacant lot or Clewiston Stanton Homes cation 050629-11 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00264-W to irrigate 23
(863)983-5597 hp., New power head. Asking County. Could Divide. land for cash. Close in week. 863-983-8106 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
uifer and the project is located in Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 28
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe- $300. (863)467-7404 Call 239-657-5654 Hendry? Glades? Anywhere SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST East.
male, Great pet. Very lovable RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE: RESIDENTIAL VACANT LOT, Call Randy 863-673-5071 or & OLDEST DEALER G-Road LC(SearsGrove) PO Box 512116, Punta Gorda, FL 33951, has submitted
w/large cage & access. $1800 Approx. 200. $1400 for all 3071 N.E. Beechwood Circle 561-441-2800 VOLUME PRICING Application 050629-20 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00212-W to irrigate
neg 863228-7230 il(863)357-6202 ep. / 261-4999 (305)335-9005 I 800-330-6266 Aquifer and the project is located In SecBons 7,12, Township 44 South, Ranges
S(863)357-6202/261-4999 305)335-9005l 800-330-6266 29,30East.
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best i io S LaBelle Plant World, PO Box 399, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
L 44" icut, sun top, bumper & KPr t-S e I 0551r r O 050629-26 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00079-W to irrigate 40 acres of
ex44 cut, sun top, bumper & rg Rt i agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficial Aquifer and the
DEMO HOMESITES WANTED extras. Pd $3000 asking projectislocated in Section 18, Township 43 South, Range 29 East.
in your area for the NEW $1400 (863)763-8449 ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa- -_-- _l E G Holland Farms, PO Box 321, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Application
Kayak Pool. Take Advantage Snapper, 18h vanguard, j- terfront lots in the Foothills Mobile HNme Lots 2005 050629-27 for renewal of Water Use Permi 26-00552-W to irrigate 76 acres of
of this Unique Opportunity. stick steeng, 2yrs, waan- of NC. Deep water lake with agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and
Of this Unique Opportunity. stick steering, 2yrs, warran- oh Mobile Home Parts 2010 the project is located in Sections 11,26,29,30,36, Townships 43,44 South,
Save $ Financing Available. ty, 0-radios, used 1 season, 90 miles of shoreline. 20% Mobile Homes Rent 2015 Boats 3005 Ranges 29,30 East.
For Details Call new set of blades, New redevelopment discounts Campers.'RVs 3010
(866)348-7560. $4,500. Asking $3,000. and 90% financing. NO PAY- Mobile Hoes Sale 202 Jet Sk 315 Palm Developments (Sky Valley) 9190 W Olympic Blvd, Ste 324, Beverly Hills, CA
(866)348-7560. $4,500. Asking $3,000. ar 90212, has submitted Application 050607-7 for an Environmental Resource Per-
PUMP & FILTER SYSTE 302)697-3931 MENTS for 1 year Callnow Marine Accessories 3020 mit for 56 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to a Oiston s-
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM, for for best selection. Marine Miscellaneous 3025 land Conservancy District Canal and the project is located in Section 12,
above ground pool, $125 or www.nclakefrontproper- M ilHomes Motorcycles 3030 Township43South, Range 33 East.
best offer. (863)946-1794 ties.com (800)709-LAK. Sport Vehicles.-ATVs 3035 Palmer Ranch and Cattle Company, PO Box 1029, Clewiston, FL 33440, has sub-
SLIVESTOCK TRAILER BEAUTIFUL NORTH CARL mitted Application 050608-19 for modificaton of Environmental Resource Permit
Ideal for horses & vestock NA. MUST SEE IFUL NORTH CAROL- LaBelle 2br, 12ba, $650 a 26-00175-S-04 for 1140 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be dis-
mo.deal for horses & livestock NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI- mo. + $650 sec & $650 1st charged to an existing ditch and the project is located in Sections 28,33, Town-
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS month, ref. req'd. After 5p or ship 44 South, Range 31 East.
SONY STEREO SYSTEM- RCA Okeechobee Livestock OF WESTERN NC MOUN- Iv msg (863)675-6651 BOAT, 17 Ft. Completely Jo Dyess (Dyess Groves)PO Box 1200, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Appli-
Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower Market Sales every TAINS. Homes, Cabins, I .cation 0E629-30 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00370-W to irrigate 40
5 Disk, CD Changer 2 Tower od Mon.arket Sales every Acreage & Investments remodeled, 135 hp Mariner, acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
S2 small speakers Good Mon.12pm & 63-312every Cherokee Mountain Realty Bimini Top. $3900 uiferandtheprojectislocatedinSection6,Township43South, Range 28 East.
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737 Tues11am.763-3127 GMAC Real Estate, Murphy (863)673-4405 The Old Groves LLC (Nobles Grove) 720 Goodlette Rd North, #303, Naples, FL
STEREO with CD/double d eck www.cherokeemountainreal- 34102, has submitted Application 050630-26 for renewal of Water Use Permit
STplayer, AM/FM, $40/n ty.com all fr FMobile Home, Singlewide, Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX, 26-00158-Wto irrigate 314 acres of agricultural lands. The water wll be with-
player, AM/FM, $40/neg. chuSre ( Rentals. '93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must trlr, 90hp Yamaha, biminy drawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Sections
Call 863-674-0304. R enta11be moved, asking $2800. top, great white trolling mo- 17,28, Township 43 South, Range 2 East.
TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER Cool Summers/Ski Winters. 305-245-8768/345-1319 tor, live well, misc. equip- Bryan Paul Citrus Inc (Bob Paul Main Grove) PO Box2357, LaBelle, FL 33975, has
Sony, 100 country cassettes Need partners to share new ment, exc. cond., $8,995. submitted Application 050630-35 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00265-W
Sony, 100 country Mountain, NC house. cassettes (863)983-8417 to irrigate 4025 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
$50 (863)697-2033 Beech Mou ntain, NC hous. ( Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Sections
5BR, 3.5BA. 2 acres w/wa- ( W01f.A 5,6,19,20,24,25,29-32,36, Townships 43,44 South, Ranges 28,29 East.
Apartments 905 terfalls. Great view, 5300ft EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983, BobPaul Inc Kinser Grove) PO Box 2357, LaBelle, FL33975, has submitted Apli-
Business Places 910 elevation. Use 6 Summer O C WSTON 16' 6" w/ll15 hp. Evinrude & cation 050630-36 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00135-W to irdrigate 25
Commercial weeks plus 6 other weeks Trolling Motor. $1800 or best acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
Property 915 each year. Only $130,000 offer (863)632-9166 uifer and the project is located in Sections 5,6,8, Township 43 South, Range 28
CB RADIO- Uniden brand, Condos/ per 1/4th-interest. Call East.
missing microphone, $20. Townhouses ent920 (704)987-9295. REDUCED JON BOAT- New Wide Lund Richard Crockett (New Hope Grove East) PO Box 2357, LaBelle, FL 33975, has
863674-0098. Farm Property 14ft, with trailer, $1500 or submitted Application 050630-38 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00285-W
Rent V r East Alabama Mountain Prop- Nice, best offer. (863)467-8161. to irrigate 67 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
TELEVISION- 19", Sanyo, re- House Rent 930 erty For Sale One hour west I DSandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 27, Township 43 South,
mote, antenna, good picture, Land -Rent 935 of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL L PONTOON BOAT- 26', w/ Range29East.
$50. (863)674-0098. Resort operty Great for enjoyment or in- Fenced, 70hp Yamaha oil injected Anvil Land Com pany LLC (Bonneville Grove) 2075 W First Street, Ste 203, Ft
TV Floor Mode, 27" Walnut Ret 945opev e s t m e n t o engine, trim tilt, 28 gal ss Myers, FL 33901, has submitted Application 050630-39 for renewal of Water
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut Rent 945 n P r fuel tank, new bimini, partial- Use Permit 26-00215-W to Irrigate 198.5 acres of agricultural lands, The water
grain, $75. (863)357-8788 Roommate 950 15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a Screen Porchin part- will be withdrawn from an onsite lake or pond and the project is located in Sec-
Rooms to Rent 955 cres-$1,485,000.00 More Carly rigged forfishing or party- tions2,3, Township43South,Range 28 East.
SStorage Space information Call Gary W Carport, ing, no trailer, $2500 or best
Soe 6 McCurdyi(256)239-8001. C offer (877)556-0514 toll New Hope Groves Inc (New Hope Grove West) PO Box 2357, LaBelle, FL 33957,
Rent 960 MCurdy (256)239-8001. 2 Sheds has submitted Application 050630-40 for renewal of Water Use Permit
PRESSURE WASHER GATED MOUNTAIN COMMUfree. 26-00286-W to Irngate 101 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
PRESSURE WASHER GATED MOUNTAIN OMMU- 7 900 drawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 22,
2400 PSI, 51/2 h/p, Honda NITY NEAR ASHEVILLE, NC 7 Township 43 South, Range 28 East.L
Engine $300 (863)763-3599 Spectacular view & river Bryan Paul Inc (Banana Branch Groves) PO Box 2357, LaBelle, FL 33975, has sub-
1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES & lots. Clubhouse, paved Itasca Winnebago, '84, 272 mitted Application 050630-43 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00022-W to
Ty G e 03 roads, hiking, fishing. Grand ft. l irrigate 152 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
APARTMENTs.FOR RENT Opening August 12- 15. 2) Mid state eratoSleepns up too 8, new 30gen- MidHawthorn Aquifer and the project is located In Section 27, Township 43
BOX-With 4 gaNomesets. O 1 Con- APnAnRTMEN FORRENT L ViUdt erator, runs good, $6300. South, Range 28 ast.
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con- Call (863)983-4436. Huge Incentives! I (863)467-2480 2
troller, 3 mo Old. $175 Call (863)983-4436. 86u 411-5263e Inwww.Bear- ntive Special, (863)467-24802 LaBelle Private Drainage District, PO Box 1466, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted
(863)261-2263 mwwwivrLod Bear- net RV'S (2) one w/ screened in Application 050630-45 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00082-W to irrigate
(8633/2 D porch. For ret 16,899 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower
Geoia Land for Sale. East por. r rent r or sale. Hawthorn Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 5,6,19,20,24.25,29-32,
M=I Cen tra' l lGeorgia0Landfor FSnal EasteFor more information call Townships43,44 South, Ranges 28,29 East.
Central Georgia 10 to 300 I I( )35
Indian Hills, MooreHav acres. Owner Financed. rpor t Hhn, Bryan Paul Inc (Hansen Grove 2) PO 2357, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Ap-
LOOKING FOR: Electric Riding Indian Hills, Moore Haven, Startin at $1,800/acre. rt hedplication05630-51 fr renewalofWaterUsePermit26-00509-Wtoirrigate8
Lawn Mower. Please call extra large riverfront home BASHEAR ATr '7 o I SS acres of agriculturallands. Thewaterwillbewithdrawnfromanonsitelakeor
anytime. (863)98 3-7996 for rent, 5BR/3.5BA, 2 kits REALTY 72,900 o nd and the project Is located in Secton 22, Township 43 South, Range 28
ny time. (863)983-7996 r ren, 706)722-4308 Complete ast.
2 fireplaces, 2 car garage, Details: www.georgiacoun-
PAYING TOPDOOLLAR FOR: tile & hardwood- frs. www.georgiacoun- I S ne WayneiHSimmons (Citrus Grove) 1600 Highway29 South, LaBelle, FL33935,
US Coins & Currency throughout gorgeous views, try.com. Tr i STARCRAFT, POP UP CAMP- h a s
col P c180 00Um W. ak t 0pical #28 ER, $800. (863)675-6070 submitted Application 050705-5 for a Water Use Permit to irrigate 55 acres of
collections. Please call $1800 mo. Call Grand OpeninI Lakefront agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and
(419)688-1669 239-849-0770 or Acreage from $69,900. Pay /11/2 Bath, WILDERNESS, 32', like new, the project is located inSection 17, Township 43 South, Range 29 East.
WANTED TO BUY 239-690-3085. NO Closing Costs*! July 30 F i h d alc, heat,sleeps 6, storage, Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
UNOPENED surplus diabetic & 31. Spectacular new wa- Furnished, $9000 or best offer, for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
teststripsetc. terfront community on onest 786-423-7057 application b writing to the South Floda after Management District, Attn: Envi-
iSuSrpS, e Othe largest & cleanest C DOlt ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
(419)946-1008 o lanec 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
OKEECHOBEE- Private mountain lakes in America! 10x1 Shed within21 daysfromthe dateofpublication.
Di i BR/bath, full use of home Large, estate-size parcels, wi*i2 afmetpbtl
sHr satellite V, cleaning service, gentle slope to water, gor MUST SEE A o U i e B32 No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
ri l rSatellite TV, Cleaning service, gene sOpe o water, gor U S S staff report must be request in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Small Util incId. $500/mo. geous woods, panoramic MARINER- Outboard motr, Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or views. Paved roads, county MARINER- Outboard motor, regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
863 357-1426 eve/week- water, utilities. Lake access uns. 40HP $800. or best afterreviewingthestaffreport.
(863)i ILt357-1426 e er ,ii a ce Lot#1
ends. from $29,900. Low financ- offer. (863)983-22552/2005
ROOMMATE WANTED: Male ing. Call now 3/2 DW PROPELLER, Stick, For Air 70640 CGS 07/21/2005
Christmas Trees 5 or Fem ale N hid N ,o(800)564-5092 x 215 "re- Boat, 72x48
Farm Equipment 805 o o ctren,o stricons apply". Carprt, $250.(863)528-1894
Farm Feed. Products B80 Pets, $400 mo. incids every- I
Farm e roducts81 thing (863)228-3887 GRAND OPENING Winding Sm. Shed / CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95 PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Farm Miscellaneous 820 River Preserve July 30 & Small amount of damage, 97k Sports car or collector, one
Farm Produvice 20 Real Estate 31. Ocala/Gainesville Area. orig mi, 3 owner car, runs owner, gold on black, 305
OFarm Services 85 20 Acres from $195,000. gd $2500(772)971-7660 V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
F er ie 825 100 Acres from $450,000. 2160W.Hlwy.27Clewiston 85k mi., $7000.
Farm Supplies, 830 New semi- private gated 1.4MilesN.W.ofWAL-MART TRAILER HITCH- for boat or CHRYSLER NEWYORKER (863)612-0009
Services Wanted 830 community featung parcels 983-4663 trailer, off a '95 Windstar, '89, 4dr, 83K imi, good cond.
HoFertilizerses 84035 w/ frontage on the Wacas- P bolts on, cost $120 asking white, $1000 or best offer T ta amr r
Horses camping 0 sassa River. Gorgeous HOME BUILDoRSco $80. (863)610-0521. (863)697-3090 T ota Ca ext -/E, i ht
Landscaping Business Places woodlands teeming w/ deer green ext. w/beige cloth int.,
Supplies 845 Sale 1005 & turkey. SAVE up to iKAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer- 181k hwy. mi., exc. cond.
Lawn & Garden 850 Commercial $20,000! Great financing. ..ing chassis, surge brakes, $2195. (863)467-2982
Livestock 855 Property Sale 1010 Calltoll-free (866)352-2249, 1 used very little $1250. VW BEETLE '71 Attn Co(lec-
PoultrySupplies 860 / x 517 or www.filandbar- (863)467-4598
SeedsPlants Tow0 Condhouses x517orwww.fllandbar- gansBOAT TRAILER- 16'Singleax- (863)4674598 tors, runs great, nds re-
Flowers 865 FarmTownhous Sale1015 gains.com. le, Heavy galvanized. $400. MERCURY-' 89, Grand stored, $1800 or best offer
Farm le 1020 Hendersonville, NC, moun- 302)678-1819 Call before marque Nice cond.Very de- (863)675-6214 after 6pm
uses a tains. Very upscale, new, p pendable. Tan w/white top.
Hunting Property 1030 3bd/3.5ba eltec. Small gat- MONTOYA RANCH $2200. neg 863-675-3726
Prpesty aen ed, quiet neighborhood. ESTATES MI T I E
Property HORSE TRAILER- S ale 1035 3000', cool, private. 10 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
alHORSmi TRAnImL ER-d tihorse, a L nd -Sale miles off 1-26. Easy-access. Section 13,3 Bdrm., 2 Ba. MINI CHOPPER New, only Needs fuel pump. $600 or ,.
ta flooneed pais t os e 1 Reduced. $625,900. 1200sq.ft.doublewide rode twice. $475 bestoffer.(863)357-3633 /
tal, new foor, needs paint. Open Houe 1050 828)693-1218. Won't last! 50,000 Ft.fenced yard, (863)763-3599
$2500 neg (561)719-3641. Out of State creage available. Beautiful Oaks, Screened OLDS CUTLASS, '77, V8, red,
QUARTER HORSE GELDING- Property inspe on160 LAKEFRONT LOG IOME, Lake $ .aU0 T8630 ,403 cyce.n in & utun grat, V ODG No
12 yrs old, Experienced rid- WateiS S C e ndKY $9,00 Priced to sell @$114,500. $975. (863)674-0360. condo. in & out runs great, V8, low mi, fully loaded, all
er. $1500. (863)634-7769. Reso operty Authentic 2400 square foot TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73- $3000.(863)675-3774 power, a/c, leather, GPS,
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 rs. Sale 1070 LakefrontLog Cabin, James- Call owner: 863-673-5071 black, $2500. OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84- max. care warranty trans.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding 3 Warehouse Space 1075 town/Russell Springs Area. (863)674-0898. 80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C $19,000 neg. (863)983-6018
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will Waterfront Property 10B0 Available July 30th, Call Moore Haven,'95, Fleetwood, i compressor bad, $500 neg. FORD EXPLORER 91, Needs
sep. (239)694-5611 Now: (800)770-9311 3br, 2ba, furn., 16x80, nice, (239)728-6273. trans.$500 (863)634-0305
Sex860. must be moved. Zone 2. (9-ts06 0
REG PASO FINO MARE,- gi EA AH L C $16,500. (863)946-0670 a 5 OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
12yrs old, smooth gait, does LAND NEAR ASHVILLE NC GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en- miles, all power, like new, 4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504. 10.5 ac. Great Views Loca- New & Used gine. $350 or best offer. $5000 (863)675-2392. er purchased new truck. Must
l ion, Privacy & Access for Manufactured Homes (863)227-2600 sell $1300 (863)381-0432
GAS STATION- Clewiston, FI, main Rd. Ideal for Retire- Fleetwood, Jacobsen PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00- __
Great on, very high in- ment Estate For pictures & Scotbilt,Townhomes. GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp $8000, some warranty left, gI
come. Other gas stations info go to: Best Deals Anywhere. Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll (863)673-3900
JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000 Bleykhman, Keller Williams acreage.con Cewiston, LaBelle, offer (863)675-2236 v msg PONTIAC GRAND AM'95 CAMPER SHELL, for full size
(863)801-1666 Realty (561)459-0232. (561)4590232 (eecsob uae a Y5 B Needs some engine work, Dodge pickup, 6y ft. bed,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike has four new tires & a/c. $400 or best offer.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY, 1-800-330-8106 runs good, $350. $550 (863)674-0825 (863)946-1794
READING A t810 rivatevicoewuny READYTOMOVE-'9312x64 (863357402960 or CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
RE N with river and lake access 3br, 1ba. Good condition. (863)6345402. New 20001b elec. winch, tie
NEWSPAPER Swim,fish, hike.Otherlots $3500 neg. (863)673-5518 or Auo o ie downs & hitch,. $850.
HELPS YOU from $20,000 to $85,000. (863)673-624 askforArt Autmoble p NEWSPAPER 863)763-3551
(800)699 -1289 or www.KAv- b----and nt rr,.


UNDERSTAND rbendlakelure.com. HELPS YOU new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
New Tennessee Lake Proper- I II --Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
THE WORLD ty from $19,900! 7 Acre par- i]GET INVOLVED IN erran. $900.(863)692-2229.
AROUNDYOU. LogCabn Package $54,900 Automobiles 4005 THE COMMUNIT FORRANGER- '98, Wrecked,
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de- Autos Wanted 4010 Hit on the divers front side.
Stalls. Classic Cars 4015 No damage to motor, Low
tais Commercial Trucks 4020 1 mi. $1000. 863-634-2077
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele- Construction / JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
na Montana 4.7 Acres Equipment 4025 /ni $500 or best offer.
$79,990. Ride out your Foreign Cars 4030 (86ning)3 $500 or best offer.7-1976.
backdoor to millions of Four Wheel Drive 4035 (863)357-1976.
acres of national forest! A Heavy Duty Trucks 4040 PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
/ / Awesome lake & mountain U lIUA Parts Repairs 4045 Forparts, no title $250
views, close to Canyon Ferry Pickup Trucks 4050 (863)674-0825
Lake, minutes to Helena. NW RA Sport Utility 4055 o wonder
Soils tested, utilities, ready Tractor Trailers 4060 newspaper TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
to build on. Call owner Utility Trailers 4065 readers have 14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
(888)770-2240. oesou money by Vans 4070 re pers. $600. (863)528-1894
-1 providing information more tuni!
about best buys. Time to clean out the
Watd__5 a b attic, basement and/or

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863-634-5129 $2500 (863)674-0898. your clean up a breeze!


Thursday, July 21, 2005


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER
ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE AND
NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A
REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Glades County Board of County Commission-
ers will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 9:00 AM in the
County Commissioners Meeting Room, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue
J, Moore Haven, Florida.
The Glades County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt the follow-
ing Ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 2005-
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
AN ORDINANCE OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZON-
ING MAP OF GLADES COUNTY BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND ,
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT A FROM OPEN USE AGRICUL-
TURE TO RESIDENTIAL GENERAL ZONING DISTRICT AS REQUESTED BY KEN-
NETH BRACKEN, CASE NUMBER R05-04; AMENDING GLADES COUNTY -
ORDINANCE NO. 75-3; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF GLADES ,
COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PRO-
VIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A request by: Kenneth Bracken, Case Number R05-04, to change the present zon-
ing classifications of Open Use Agriculture to Residential General on 35.22 acres
of land in Glades County, Florida, more particularly described as follows:
WILLIAMS ROAD REZONING
,DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land in Section 26, Township 42 South, Range 30 East, Glades County,
Florida being more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Northwest corner of Government Lot 1 of said Section 26 and
run N 88 deg. 4814" W, along the North line of said Section 26, a distance of
928.63 feet; thence S 02 deg. 01'12" W a distance of 30.00 feet to the Northwest
corner of River Oaks Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 56, Public
Records of Glades County, Florida and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel
of land herein described; thence N 88 deg. 48'14" W, along the Southerly right-
of-way line of Williams Road, a distance of 599.93 feet to the Northeast corner
of that certain parcel of land described in official records Book 57, Page 699,
Public Records of Glades County, Florida; thence S 00 deg. 42'36" E, along the
West line of said parcel described in official records Book 57, Page 699, a dis-
tance of 2729.68 feet to the Northerly right-of-way line of the C-43 Caloosa-
hatchee River Canal; thence S 45 deg. 51'22" W, along said Northerly right-of-
way line a distance of 187.77 feet; thence S 44 deg. 15'02" E a distance of
75.96 feet; thence S 04 deg. 22"53" E a distance of 47.38 feet; thence S 23 deg.
30'27" E a distance of 28,53 feet more or less to the existing waters edge of said
C-43 Caloosahatchee River Canal; thence Northeasterly along said waters edge,
,a distance of 1,561.87 feet, more or less; thence N 20 deg. 18'49" W a distance
of 73.57 feet, more or less to the "Old C-43 right-of-way line"; thence S 85 deg.
31'53" W, along said "Old C-43 right-of-way line" a distance of 112.50 feet;
thence S 60 deg. 22'16" W, a distance of 387.04 feet to a point at the intersec-
tion of the "Old C-43 right-of-way line" with the Southerly projection of the West
line of Lot 26, River Oaks Subdivision; thence N 00 deg. 1614" E, along said
projection, a distance of 62.83 feet to the Southwest corner of said Lot 26 and
the South line of said River Oaks Subdivision; thence Southwesterly along the arc
of a curve to the left, (said curve being curved concave to the Southeast and
having a radius of 1,825.00 feet and a central angle of 02 deg. 41'07"), a dis-
tance of 85.53 feet to the Southwest corner of said River Oaks Subdivision;
thence N 00 deg. 1614" E, along the West line of said River Oaks Subdivision, a
distance of 791.76 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence along the
arc of said curve, said curve being curved concave to the Southeast and having
a central angle of 53 deg. 41'40" E a distance of 79.60 feet to the beginning of a
curve to the left; thence along the arc of said curve, (said curve being curved
concave to the West and having a central angle of 113 deg. 46'04" and a radius
of 128.08 feet) a distance of 254.32 feet; thence N 58 deg. 46'57" W a distance
of 53.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence along the arc of said
curve, said curve being curved concave to the Northeast and having a central
angle of 61 deg. 35'53" and a radius of 235.00 feet) a distance of 252.65 feet
thence N 02 deg. 0112" E a distance of 655.02 feet to the Point of Beginning.
Less and except the three (3) following described properties:
PARCEL "A"
Commencing at the Northeast corner of River Oaks Subdivision as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 56, Public Records of Glades County, Forida, run S 02 deg. 01'12"
W along the West line of said subdivision for 655.02 feet to the beginning of a
curve to the left; thence along the arc of said curve, (said curve being curved ,
concave to the Northeast and having a central angle of 61 deg. 35'53" and a radi-
us of 235.00 feet) a distance of 252.65 feet; thence S 58 deg. 4657" E a dis-
tance of 53.88 feet to the beginning of a curve to the right; thence along the arc
of said curve, (said curve being curved concave to the West and having a central
angle of 113 deg. 46'04" and a radius of 128.08 feet) a distance of 254.32 feet;
thence S 53 deg. 58'04" W a distance of 79.60 feet to the beginning of a curve to ,
the left; thence along the arc of said curve, (said curve being curved concave to ,
the Southeast and having a central angle of 53 deg. 41'40" and a radius of
250.00 feet) a distance of 234.29 feet; thence continue along said West line S
00 deg. 16'14" W 791.76 feet to the Southwest corner of said River Oaks Subdi-
vision and the Point of Beginning; thence Southwesterly along the arc of a curve
to the right, (said curve being curved concave to the Southeast and having a ra-
dius of 1.82500 feet and a central angle of 02 deg. 41'07"), a distance of 85.53
feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 26 of said River Oaks Subdivision; thence S
00 deg. 16'14" W along the Southerly projection of the West line of said Lot 26
for 62.83 feet to the "Old C-43 right-of-way line;" thence along said right-of-way
line N 60 deg. 22'16" E 387.04 feet; thence N 85 deg. 31'53" E 112.50 feet;
thence S 20 deg. 18'49" E a distance of 73.57 feet to the existing waters edge of
said C-43 Caloosahatchee River Canal and a point referred herein as "Point A;"
thence return to the Point of Beginning and run S 00 deg. 1614" W along the
Southerly extension of the West line of said subdivision for 52 feet; thence S 21
deg. E a distance of 112 feet to the existing waters edge of said C-43 Caloosa-
hatchee River Canal; thence Northeasterly along said waters edge to said "Point
"A".
PARCEL"B"
All those lands lying Southeasterly of the Northwesterly right-of-way of said C-43
Caloosahatchee River Canal
PARCEL "C"
Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Section 26, thence S 88 deg. 48'14"
E along the North line of said Section 26 a distance of 1,111.88', thence S 00
deg. 42'55" W a distance of 2,728.99 feet to an intersection with the Northerly
right-of-way line of Caloosahatchee Canal C-43 as shown on sheet a of drawing
No. C-43-33 of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District right-of-
way and Topo Map; thence N 45 deg. 51'34" E along said right-of-way line a dis-
tance of 434.85 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continue
N 45 deg. 51'34" E along said right-of-way line a distance of 145.35 feet to the
beginning of,a curve to te right; thence along said curve, having a radius of
1825.00 feet, a central angle of 08 deg. 05'04", being Concave in the Southerly
side, whose long chord bears N 49 deg. 54'06" E for a distance of 257.30 feet,
an arc distance being 257.51 feet to the Southwesterly corner of "River Oaks
Subdivision" as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 56 Public Records of Glades
County, Florida; thence N 00 deg.14'57" E along the West boundary line of said
Subdivision a distance of 350.00 feet; thence N 88 deg. 4813" W a distance of
300.00 feet; thence S 00 deg. 14'57" W a distance of 623.22 feet to the said
point of beginning of this description.
The above describes approximately 31.5 acres of land.
All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Written comments filed on
or before August 9, 2005 will be read and considered.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission, with
respect to any matter considered at the hearing, that person will need a record of
the proceedings, and he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be heard.
GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
K.S. Jones, Chairman
ATTEST Sandra H. Brown for
Joe Flint, Clerk of Circuit Court
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REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB)CN051009
C-51 CANAL BANK STABILIZATION,
(FLYING COW ROAD TO L-8 CANAL), PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg.. 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-51 Canal Bank Stabilization, (Flying Cow Road to
L-8 Canal), Palm Beach County, FL on Tuesday, August 16, 005 at 2:30 p.m.
local time, at which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Work
consists of relocating existing guardrails, vehicle barrier gates, repair of existing
articulated concrete (ACB) mattress systems, re-grading & backfilling canal
banks, riprap systems, new ACB mattress systems, turf reinforcement & plastic
erosion mats, sand-cement endwall, drainage swale with ditch bottom inlet &
drainage piping, and sod & grassing. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be
held Monday, August 1, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.-SFWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun
Club Rd, WPB, FL 33406. Conf. Rm. 3B. For directions call (561) 682-6391. Site
visit will immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for
free from our websRlte www.swmd.ov, by obtaining a set for $38.00 at the
above address by calling 1561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.slwmd.gov.
70096 CGS 7/21/05

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
COUNTY, FLORIDA TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
Case No.: 2005- FON HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
AMARILIS VAZQUEZ CASE NO. 2005-582 CA
AND VICTORIANO VAZQUEZ
Plaintiffs KENDRICK S.RICHARDS,
Vs. Plaintiff
LOURDES FERNANDEZ AND SUSANA vs.
FERNANDEZ, Defendants. PETE G. MARKOFF and
AMELIA MARKOFF,
NOTICE OF ACTION Defendants
TO: LourdesFernandez NOTICE OF ACTION
Editicio D-72, Apt #5
Zona7Alamnar TO PETE G. MARKOFF and AMELIA
La Habana, Cuba MARKOFF, if alive, or if dead, their un-
known spouses, widows, widowers,
Susana Fernandez heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees,
Pasaje Cumbre 51 and all parties having or claiming by,
e/13 and 14 through, under or against them, and
Lawton, La Habana, Cuba any and all persons claiming any right, -
title, interest, claim, lien, estate or de-
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action of mand against the Defendants in re-
Partition on the following described gards to the following described
property: property in Hendry County, Florida: .
Subdivision according to the Pla hre- LOT 21, BLOCK 2337, PORT LABELLE
of as recorded in Plat Book 3, at pag UNIT 6, a subdivision, according to
es 37. 38 and 39 ol the Public the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
Records of Hendry County Florida. 3, Page 109 of the Public Records of
has been filed against you, Lourdes Fer- Hendry County, Florida


nandez and usana Fernandez, and
you are required to serve a copy of Notice is hereby given to each of you
your written defenses, it any, to it on that an action to quiet title to the
lizabeth A. Merceret, Esq., whose ad- above described property has been
dress is 1800 West 49th Street, Suite filed against you and you are required
332, Hialeah, Florida 33012, on or be- to serve your written defenses on
fore August 10, 2005 and to file the Plaintiff's attorney MARCY L. SHAW,
original with the clerk of this court ei- 4427 SE 16th PLACE #2, CAPE CO-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attor- RAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
ney or immediately thereafter, original wilh the Clerk of the Circuit
otherwise a Default will be entered Court, Hendry County, PO. Box 1760,
against you for the relief demanded in La8elle, Florida 33935 on or before,
the Complaint or Petition. August 22, 2005 or otherwise a de-,
Dated on this 22nd day of June, 2005. fault judgment will be entered against
you for the relief sought in this Corm-
Elizabeth A. Mercerel, Esq. plaint.
Attorney for Defendants THIS NOTICE will be published once
1800 W 49th Street, each week for four consecutive weeks,
Suite 332 in a newspaper of general circulation,
Hialeah Florida 33012 published in Hendry County, Florida.
PH (305) 558-5660 Dated this 15th day July, 2005.
Fla. BarNo 220094 BARABARA S. BUTLER
68068 CGS 7/14,21/05 Clerk of Court
By S Miller
PUBLIC NOTICE Deputy Clerk Marcy L Shaw
Attorney afor Plaintiff
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu- Florida Bar No. 0150738
son Towing will sell at public Auction, Wright & Shaw PA.
free from allprior liens, the following 4427 S.E. 161h Place, Suite 2
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in Cape Coral, Florida 33904
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant Phone 2391 542-9955
to Ronida Statutes 713.78, to the high- Fax 239%542-9987
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Diive 70765 CGS 7,21,28;84.11/05
Canal Point, FL 33438 on July 25
2005 at 9:00 A.M
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bolts on, cost $120 asking
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CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
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CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933
CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372
FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. or will trade for good
4 wheeler. (863)634-7706.

FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578
FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.



FORD EXPLORER- '95, 95K
Good condition. Runs Great.
$4000. (302)672-7944



FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
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Pbic Notice


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 2004-CP-52
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN M. GABRIEL
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Helen
Gabriel, deceased, whose date of
death was May 27, 2004, and whose
Social Security Number is
287-14-7660, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Glades County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is
PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below:
Verna Gabriel
4300 SW 13th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
The Law Firm of
Maxwell & Maxwell, RA.
405 NW 3rd Street
Okeechohbee, Florida 34972
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice Is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
RRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-.
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 21,2005.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I
have read the foregoing, and the facts
alleged are true, to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
Signed on June 29,2005.
Vema Gabriel, Personal Representative
The Law Firm of
Maxwell & Maxwell, PA.
DEVIN R. MAXWELL
Attomey for Petitioner
Florida Bar No.172693
405 NW Third Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Telephone: (863) 763-1119
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Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465
FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
$1800 (954)584-7912.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 03-CA-224
FAIRBANKS CAPITAL CORP. AS
SERVICING AGENT FOR DLJ
MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.,
Plaintiff
SANDRA OSCEOLA; MIKE OSCEOLA;
SECURITY PACIFIC HOUSING
SERVICES, INC.,; JOHN DOE;JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT IS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY
Defendants
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Motion and Order Resetting
Foreclosure Sale Date date the 8
day of July, 2005 and entered in
Case No. 03-CA-224, of the Circuit
Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in
and for Glades County, Florida,
wherein FAIRBANKS CAPITAL
CORP AS SERVICING AGENT FOR
DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC, is
the Plaintiff and SANDRA OSCEO-
LA; SECURITY PACIFIC HOUSING
SERVICES, INC; MIKE OSCEOLA;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the AT
FRONT STEPS. SOUTH DOOR OF
COURTHOUSE at the Glades
County Courthouse, in MOORE
HAVEN, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
the 4th day Iof AUGUST, 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit:
EXHIBIT"B"
LDESOTOGAL DESCRIPTI YING AON
LOTS 18,20, AND 22, BLOCK 71,
PALMOALE SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK,
PAGE 101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
DESOTO COUNTY, LYING AND BE-
ING IN GLADES COUNTY FLORIDA,
AS SHOWN ON CORRECTIVE
DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 135,
PAGE 362
AND
LOT 16, BLOCK 71 IN PALMDALE
SUBDIVISION, SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 40, RANGE 30,
GLADES COUNTY PLAT, AS RE-
CORDED IN DESOTO COUNTY,
PLAT BOOK, PAGE 101 AND
FILED IN GLADES COUNTY FLORI-
DA AS SHOWN ON DEED RE-
CORDED IN BOOK 69, PAGE 231.



TITLANDS:49534227 AND
LOT14,BLOCK71 OF PALM(SALE
SUBDIVISION, SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 30
EAST, GLADES CUNTerk Adm FLORIDA
AS SHOWN ON DEED RECORDED
IN BOOK33901, PAGElephone923.
TOGETHER WITH A 1990 MAYF MO-
BILE HOME WITH VIN# I(S):
54630213AZ AND 54630213BZ,
TITLE#(S): 49534227 AND
49538954, AND DECAL #(S)e
N302991 AND N0302992.
In accordance with the Ameys prican
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disabled person who, because of
their Olsabilities, need special ac-
commodations te. parcipte in this
proceeding should contact the Sen-
ion Deputy Clerk Administration
Whose Post office is Located at the
Lee County Justi07/21ce Center Room
3112,1700 MONROE STREET, FT
MYERS, FL 33901,Telephone
239335-2299 or 1ppe
800 955-8771 (TDD) or 1
(800)955-8770 Via F. Relay Ser-
vice, no later than 5 days prdor to
the Court Date.
Dated this 11th day of JUly, 2005
JOE FLINT
Clerk of The Circuit Court
JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
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HENDRY 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 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1012.22, 1001.42 AND
1001.43 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost atthe Office of the Superintendent ofSchools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for time sched-
ules. l
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, a to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Worp wile held atWorkshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtain a public hearing n thisproposed rule is to re-
quest in writing, a hearing. The reques, shall be submitted to the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days alter publication of this 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 Sto present evidence and argument on the Iases under
consideration.

Notice: Inspection 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 Superntendent 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 workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shal be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
to 120.54(3)(2), ES.
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NOTICE OF MEETING
The Barron Water Control District Board
of Supervisors will conduct a Board of
Supervisors Meeting at 10:00 am on
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at the office
of the District, 3293 Dellwood Ter-
race, Port LaBelle, Florida.
The purpose of the meeting will be to
consider approval of the Districts aud-
ited financial statements and conduct
other business requiring action by the
Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
W. Harold Reecer, Chairman
70777 CB/CGS 7/21/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Port LaBelle Community Develop-
ment District will hold a Board of Su-
pervisors' Meeting on Thursday,
August 4, 2005, at 6:30 pm at the of-
fice of the District located at 3293
Dellwood Terrace. The purpose of this
meeting will be to consider approval of
the Districts audited financial state-
ments and conduct routine business
which may require action by the
Board.
This meeting is open to the public.
70783 CB/CGS 7/28/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.7, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt, FL 33438 on July 25, 2005
at 9:00 AM.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue
a permit to The Graham Farms, RO Box 1108, Moore Haven, Fl. 33471 to con-
struct improvements to and operate a dairy farming operation wastewater treat-
ment and disposal system. The facility is located at latitude 260 51 14" N,
longitude 810, 09' 41 W, West of Moore Haven, North of US Hwy 27, Moore
Have, F 33471 in Glades County.
The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection dur-
ing normal business hours, 8:00 am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, except
legal holidays, at South District Office, 2295 Victoria Avenue, Ste 364, Fort
Myers, F 33902-2549.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a
timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and
120.57 Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The proce-
dures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interestsare affected by the Departments pro-
posed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 Florida Statutes. The petition must contain
the information set for forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the
Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard,
Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may re-
quest enlargement of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing.
The request must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel
before the end of the time period for tiling a petition for an administrative hear-
ing.
Petitions tiled by any persons other than those entitled to written notice un-
der Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of
publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice,
whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, any
person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a pe-
tition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice regardless of the date of pub-
lication.
The petiioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the applicant at the address
indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or
request for enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall
constitute a waiver of that person's rightto request an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under Sections 120.56 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subse-
quent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party will be only at the
discretion of the residing officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with
Rule 28-106.205Florida Administrative Code.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action
is based must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name,
address and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any; the De-
partment permit Identification number and the county in which the subject matter
or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the De-
partient action;
S(c) A statement of how each petitioners substantial interest is affected by
the Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed Issues of material fact. If there are none, the
petition must so Indicate;
(e) A statement of facts thatthe petitioner contends warrants reversal or
modification of the Department action;
() A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and
statutes, which entire the petitioner to relief; and
(g A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the ac-
tion that the petitioner wants the Department to take.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition unless that the Departments final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose sub-
stantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department,
have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, n accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
On addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect .
to pursue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the De-
partment a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e. the appli-
cant the Department, and any person who hs file a timely and sufficient petition
for a heanng ). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule
28-106404 Florida Admnistrative Code. The agreement mustbereceived by
the clern the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Common-
wealth boulevard, Mal Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten
days after the deadline for filing a petition, re-set forth above. Choosing media-
ion will not adversely affect the right tea hearing if mediation dos not result in a
settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all
parties to mediate will toll the time limitation imposed by Sections 120,569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final
order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded
with in sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in set-
tiement of the administrative dispute, the Department must offer a final order in-
corporating the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking their substantial
interests, that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their
petitions within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed
to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the
Department shall notify all parties in waiting that the administrative hearing pro-
cesses under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available
for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then
will apply for challenging this agency action and electing remedies under those
two statutes.
70456 CGS 07/21/2005




NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
You are hereby notified that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors:of'the
Ceontral County Water Control Division will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2005
at 7 p.m. at the Montura Clubthouse, Monturas Ranch Estates, State Road 833,
Clewiton, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any andrall busi-
ness which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the deci-
sion of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the
public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a ver-


extra bucks when you Your new car could be in atim record of the proceedings is m
sell your used items In today's paper. Have 66d 510CGS7/21 ich05 eappealis
the classifelds. you looked for it?


Portable Generators: Know watt's


TAVARES, Fla. With seven to
nine hurricanes predicted for the
current season including two or
three that will hit the United States
- sales of portable generators are
rising fast, and so are the safety
concerns about using them.
University of Florida extension
safety experts say common mis-
takes include operating generators
in closed spaces without proper
ventilation, overloading them with
too many appliances and plugging
or wiring them directly into house
electrical systems.
"First, if you're going to buy a
generator, don't wait until the last
minute," said Julie England, a Lake
County extension agent with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, or UF/IFAS. "Buying


before demand peaks will save
money."
Before you buy, determine your
power needs. She said some peo-
ple think a generator will provide
enough power to run everything in
the house. An average household
needs 3,000 to 5,000 watts to pro-
vide enough energy for basic needs
such as lighting, cooking, refrigera-
tion and pumping water.
Calculate the wattage needed
for additional appliances that are
convenient but not essential for
day-to-day living. Then find the
right combination of power and
price to fit your needs. Most gener-
ators in this wattage range sell for
$400 to $700.
"When you determine how
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you will need, calculate running
watts and starting watts," England
said. "Starting watts are the extra
power needed to start the appli-
ance, and they are usually at least
twice the amount needed to oper-
ate the appliance. Add the running
and starting watts to get the total
wattage that will be needed -
overloading your generator can
damage the appliances and gener-
ator."
England said it's important to
start the generator without the
appliances plugged in. Start by
plugging in the most necessary
appliance and the one that con-
sumes the highest wattage. Add
other appliances one at time,
allowing the generator to stabilize


as each one is added. Stay under
the wattage rating, and do not
operate the generator at maxi-
mum wattage for more than 30
minutes.
"Never plug a generator into a
household outlet," England said.
"This may cause a problem
known as back feeding, sending a
surge of power through the lines
that can injure or kill power work-
ers or your neighbors. When your
electric utility restores the power,
the resulting power could damage
your generator."
She said the only way to hook
up a generator to house wiring is
with a transfer switch installed by
a licensed electrician. This may
require a permit from the local


ade, which record includes the testimony
based.


iubi Noice


Iubi Notice


SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) In Glades County.
Howard Cole (Cole Citrus) 2625 Grassy Run, LaBelle, FL 33935, has submitted Ap-
plication 050602-28 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00300-W to irrigate 25
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
uifer and the project is located in Section 22, Township 42 South, Range 28
East
Gerald W Murray I J Groves) 4739 N River Rd, Alva, FL 33920, has submitted
Application 050609-2 lor renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00134-W to irrigate
90 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone
Aquifer and the project is located in Section 23, Township 42 South, Range 28
East.
Lykes Brothers Inc (Nychyk Pastures) 106 SW 'Circle 721, Okeechobee, FL 34974,
has submitted Application 050613-15 for renewal of Water Use Permit
22-00047-W to irrigate 640 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project Is located In Sections 11-15,
Township 42 South, Range 29 East.
Lykes Brothers Inc (Silver Lake Pasture) 106 SW Circle 721, Okeechobee, FL
34974, has submitted Application 050614-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit
22-00050-W to irrigate 600 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project Is located in Sections 1-36,
Township 41 South, Ranges 28,29 EasL
Lake Butler Groves Inc (South Glades) 13100 W Colonial Or, Winter Garden, FL
34787-3953, has submitted Application 050614-25 for renewal of Water Use
Permit 22-00143-W to irrigate 215 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be
withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located In Sections
35,36, Township 42 South, Range 28 East.
Farm Op Inc (Six L's Farm 1) PO Box 3088, Immokalee, FL 34143, has submitted
Application 050614-6 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00070-W to irrigate
1525 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficlal,
Sandstone and Lower Hawthorn Aquifers and the project Is located in Sections
8,16-18,20, Township 42 South, Range 28 East.
Paul L Cutshall (Bowen-South) 21731 Tuckahoe Rd, Alva, FL 33920, has submit-
ted Application 050617-13 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00180-W to rri-
ate 27 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located In Section 32, Township 42 South,
Range 28 East
Mark J Simon and Deborah L Simon Trust (Femwood Vineyard) 2382 NE 29th St.
Lighthouse Point FL 33064, has submitted Apptication 50617-19 for renewal
of Water Use Permit 22-00269-W to irrigate 19 acres of agricultural lands. The
water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aquifer and the project Is located In
Section 14, Township 42 South, Range 28 East.
Paul L Cutshall (Bowen-North) 21731 Tuckahoe Rd, Alva, FL 33920, has submitted
Application 050617-23 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00079-W to irrigate
55 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Surficlal and
Sandstone Aquifers and the project Is located in Section 29, Township 42 South,
Range 28 East
Donnie Lundy and Mike Presley (Lundy Presley Citrus) PO Box 9, Moore Haven, FL
33471, has submitted Appliction 050622-16 for renewal of Water Use Permit
22-00237-W to irrigate 50 acres of agricultural lands. The water wlmh be wil-
drawn from the Surficial Aquifer and the project Is located in Section 10, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 32 East.
Gram and Crouse Farms (River Groves 111) 227 E Crescent Dr, Clewiston, FL
33440, has submitted Application 050622-18 for renewal of Water Use Permit
22-00208-W to Irrigate 145 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from onsite ditches and the pro ect is located in Sections 27,34, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 31 East.
Windmill Sprinkler Co Inc (Windmill Grove) 1000 Oak Ave NW, LaBelle, FL 33954,
has submitted Application 050624-30 for renewal of Water Use Permit
22-00184-W to irngate 260 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Floridan Aquifer and the project is located in Sections 3,4, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 28 East.
Chester J Rust (Ortona Grove) PO Box 2817, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Ap-
plication 050629-23 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00202-W to Irrigate 71
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from Lake Okeechobee
and the project is located in Section 27, Township 42 South, Range 30 East
29 Palms (Wegscheid Groves) PO Box 340, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Ap-
plication 050629-29 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00215-W to irrigate 50
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
uifer and the project Is located In Section 25, Township 42 South, Range 28
East.
Eugene E Barnett and Carol W Barnett (Barnett Groves) 803 Henry Ave, Lehigh
Acres, FL 33936, has submitted Application 050629-33 for a Water Use Permit
to irrigate 36.9 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located in Section 26, Township 42 South,
Range 28 East
Farguson/House Farms Inc, 2630 Hilola St Miami, FL 33133, has submitted Appli-
cation 050630-27 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00283-W to irrigate 327
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone and
Mid-Hawthorn Aquifers and the project is located in Sections 14,15,22, Town-
ship 42 South, Range 28 East
Walter Ferguson (Ferguson Groves) 2630 Hitlola SL, Miami, FL 33133, has submit-
ted Application 050630-29 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00101-W to irri-
gate 148 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the
Sandstone Aquifer and the project is located In Sections 27,34, Township 42
South, Range28 East
Jack A Freeman (Bee Branch Groves) 3192 Yattika Place, Longwood, FL 32779,
has submitted Application 050630-42 for renewal of Water Use Permit
22-00111-W to iregate 71.4 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Sandstone and Water able Aquifers and an onsite lake and the
project is located In Section 1, Township 42 South, Range 28 East
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Ato: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Fl
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No furthetipablo, notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative heanning
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there fo
after reviewing the staff report.
70638 CGS 07/21/2005


right and wrong

electric utility provider, and keep it out of view to prevent
Carol Lehtola, an associate theft.
professor and safety expert at "Be courteous to your neigh-
UF/IFAS in Gainesville, said bors," Lehtola said. "A generator
portable generators should be can be very noisy, so try to place it
operated in a safe, secure, well- in an area that's as far away from
ventilated place. other homes as possible. Make
"Generators give off dangerous sure fumes from the generator
carbon monoxide (CO) gas that don't enter their homes."
cannot be seen or smelled. Dp not Lehtola said it's important to
place generators near doors, win- read the owner's manual before
dows, ventilation intakes or any starting the generator for the first
other place that lets gas into your time. "Don't wait until you need
home," she said. the generator before using it. Start
Generators should be at least your generator every month to
five feet from buildings or any- help maintain the engine and
thing that might catch fire. Protect recharge the battery. If you wait
the generator from rain by placing until there is a power failure to
it under a roof or canopy. Keep start the generator, it may not start
children away from the generator, or run properly," she said. "


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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursdav. Julv 21, 2005









Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 21, 2005


"The staff at Glades General treated me very nice and with respect.



The service impressed me the most."



- patient survey response








We invite you to take a closer look at Glades General Hospital. We continue to provide quality

-healthcare, courteous and attentive staff right here at home, but to serve you even better, we have made a few changes:


U.Our Glades Birthing Center
offers live labor and delivery
suites, ten postpartum room
and a Level I nursery .in a
comfortable setting. ,\\ 1.
the compassionate support ot
nurses specially trained in
obstetrics, is.. ,I .1,. ain
newborn care and a tlil-time.
dedicated Neonatologist.


At Glades General
Hospital, we are happy to
share in the miracle of the "
birth of your baby. Our goal
is to help make your birthing
experience comfortable and
safe for mother and child
through a combination of
tenderness and t( i .1' ,c
IfamatefmeTI.-TJtItflffilasaiwm


B In our newly renovated
Endoscopic Suite within
our surgery department,
endoscopic procedures arc
performed with state-oflthe-
art equipment. Glades Gecneral
Hospitals Surgery Dcpartmont
is designed and started to
handle procedures ranging
from.minor outpatient surgerv
to major, sanw-day-adimit
surgery in our three, fully
equipped surgical suit%:s.


U Our patient rooms have been
renovated and redecorated
with the patient's comfort and
wvelliess in mind. Our pediatric
rooms have cheerful and fun.
borders along with bright.


colors to make your child's
stay a little less scary.
All our patient bathrooms
have been updated as well
with beautiful new tile in
warm neutral cones.


Glades General Hospital has
also recently purchased new
* diagnostic equipment which
plays a vital role in diagnosing
and treating illnesses and
managing patients' care
t'oIm door to discharge.
These state-ofthe-art
technology updates include:
electronic medication
dispensing system
electronic tiir'iiI 'plihiMan
documentation system
electronic patient
tracking system
filmless i ;.I*l',. system"
wireless, bedside registration
and nursing
documentation system


When an accident or
unexpected illness strikes,
the last thing you want to face
is a long drive to the coast.
That is why Glades General
Hospital is here for you with
* a newly renovated 24-Hour
Emergency Department.


This physician-staffed
eight-bed unit includes a
spc. i.ial dcsiLilnd child-
friendly pediatric room to
help calm the most frightened
child and its own x-ray
equipped room for quicker
service. Our team of doctors
and nurses are experts in the
field of emergency medicine
and are supported by our
other specialties including
general and vascular surgery,
obstetrics, pediatrics,
nephrology, puhnonology,
cardiology, podiatry,
and urology.


S Our new-Fast Track Program,
within our Emergency
Department, is designed to
decrease waiting time. Under
the direction of one of our
Emergency Department
doctors, physician assistants
and nurse practitioners we
are able to evaluate, treat and
discharge patients with
less-emergent needs.


All these updates and
improvements have been
made with our coununity
in mind to make Glades
General Hospital your source
for quality healthcare for
you and your funily,
right here at home.


Take a closer look at Glades General Hospital...
you'll be impressed by what you see.


1201 South Main Street


G L A. D E S
GENERAL
HO1 S P I TAL


561-996-6571
Belle Glade, Florida 33430


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 21', 2005


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