<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main
 Classifieds


UFPKY NEH LSTA SLAF



The sun
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028421/00028
 Material Information
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 28, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
Coordinates: 26.685278 x -80.671389 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002051865
oclc - 33436726
notis - AKN9825
lccn - sn 95047260
System ID: UF00028421:00028
 Related Items
Preceded by: Belle Glade sun

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
        page 4
        page 5
        page 6
        page 7
        page 8
        page 9
        page 10
        page 11
        page 12
        page 13
        page 14
        page 15
        page 16
        page 17
        page 18
        page 19
    Classifieds
        page 20
        page 21
        page 22
        page 23
        page 24
Full Text





ISchol egstraios -Pae


'~ ~ /',"jI /
I; 'ii )f)I
'~') ~' I r tjf: 1:7, (),c;~~ HI ~


504


. --"...mc


J~4~22Qus
c?,' ~


Violence alleged in city hall


---

Clothing
giveaway
The Young Women Initia-
tive Missonary group of Mount
Zion A.M.E Church will be hav-
ing a community clothing give-
away Saturday, July 30, from 9
a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Mount
Zion's Multi-Purpose Building
located at 908 SW Ave. B.
Place. There is no charge for
any of the items; please come
and bring a friend.
Calling all
Shriners
Attention all Shriners,
Masons, and prospective
Shriners. Amara Shrine Center
of Palm Beach Gardens, would
like to reactivate the Belle
Glade Shrine Club. If you are
interested in obtaining more
information, please come to a
10 a.m. coffee hour at Black
Gold Steakhouse, in Belle
Glade, Aug. 5. For further infor-
mation, contact Jimmy. D.
McLaurin at (561) 627-2100.
Car show
Vendors, agencies, com-
munity groups, or performers,
who would like to be part of
this event are strongly urged to
contact Alvin Johnson at (561)
261-7693 or Anita Davis at
(561) 924-6544 to reserve your
space. There will be music
groups, pick up basketball,
food, fun and socializing. The
feature presentation of the
event is the parade of cars.
Come out and be a part of the
fun, the last weekend before
school starts.
AGAPE in concert
A night of dominion power,
Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Greater St. Paul Church of
God in Christ, 915 West
Avenue A in Belle Glade. Don't
miss this awesome move of
God.

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

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

Lake Level

16.46
JO feet
Above sea
level


Index


Arrests ..............5
Classifieds ...... 20-23
Obituaries ........... 2
Opinion ............ .4
See Page 4 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

newszapcom
newshlog.info
Online news & information



II8 1610 00017 7
a "16 5 10 0 0 017 7


By Mark Young
SOUTH BAY Allegations of
domestic violence are ringing
through the corridors of the South
Bay City Hall building following
the July 4 arrest of South Bay's
Parks and Recreation Manager
Charles Inman.
Inman, aged 29, was arrested
at his Belle Glade residence by
Officer Ginsberg, of the Belle
Glade Police Department for
aggravated battery/domestic vio-
lence, following recorded testimo-
ny provided by Inman's wife


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE As she went
about her usual shopping at
Foodland and came upon a
stack of books in an aisle at the
store, Kay Zaccagnino won-
dered how perfectly the set of
books would be if available at
*one of the local elementary
schools.
Directing her thoughts to the
store operator, Sam Boris, she
was surprised when Sam agreed
to donate a set of books to one
of the schools.
She was more surprised still
when, at his inability to decide
which of the two schools would
get the set, he decided to give
each of the schools a set of the
children's books.
A simple and kind gesture,
Ms. Zaccagnino, who is also the
West Area Volunteer Coordina-
tor, hopes that more businesses
will get in the habit of pitching in
at their local schools and already
has a list of stores in the area
willing to make that commit-
ment.
Of Sam of Foodland, Ms.


Ronesheia
Inman, with
collaborating
testimony pro-
vided by Mrs.
Inman's moth-
er, Annette
Parchman.
Mrs. Inman
and Ms. Parch-
man are also Charles
employees for Inman
the city of
South Bay and Mrs. Inman has
implicated South Bay Police Chief


Mike Morris, City Manager Tony
Smith, and Belle Glade Police
Chief Albert Dowdell as having
knowledge of the ongoing physi-
cal abuse and accused the three
high-level officials in taking no
steps to stop the abuse, which
have allegedly occurred within the
city hall complex itself.
Calls into Chief Dowdell, Chief
Morris, and South Bay City Hall
went unreturned as of press time.
Mrs. Inman claims that the
three officials knew of the abuse
because incidents of abuse had


independent iNewspapers/ouse auragua
Foodland is one of several businesses that the local
school district is working closely with.


Zaccagnino said, "Anybody that
comes to him, he gives very gen-
erously."
On Monday, Canal Point Ele-
mentary Principal Lavoise Tay-
lor-Smith and Pahokee Elemen-
tary Principal Bettye Lawson
showed off their new donations
at Foodland.
The children's books are
based on the popular Dragon
Tales series, are colorful pieces
that are sure to draw the atten-
tion of the elementary students
who see them. The stories fea-


tured in the books focus on
issues such as team building,
racism and other issues that are
pertinent today.
"We value giving kids. the
opportunity to read," said Princi-
pal Lawson. "You can't do any-
thing unless kids can read, and
read well."
Canal Point Principal Taylor-
Smith agreed. "It's going to be
great," she said of the donation.
See Reading Page 12


taken place within the walls of city
hall at times. She alleges that Chief
Morris and Mr. Smith knew of the
abuse, as did Chief Dowdell who
was the former chief of police in
South Bay before assuming office
in Belle Glade.
Within her sworn statement,
Mrs. Inman also states that the
abuse has escalated over the last
few months, but has been ongo-
ing throughout their marriage.
According to the report, Mr.
and Mrs. Inman, "became
involved in a verbal altercation in


reference to Charles seeing other
women and fathering children
with thtse women."
The, report further states that
this has been the source of their
marital troubles for several
months and, "that he has repeat-
edly battered her over the course
of their marriage."
Mrs. Inman attempted to leave
the residence to attend a family
function and to escape the escalat-
ing argument, at which time Mr.
See Arrest Page 12


Commissioner



stands firm in



his assertions


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE In the
'presence of his accusers,
Commissioner Don Garrett of
Belle Glade continued to
defend his actions actions
which led to his fellow com-
missioners formally repri-
manding him through a writ-
ten resolution.
Responding at times
almost directly to the commis-
sioners who proposed the
idea of the reprimand, and to
those who subsequently sup-
ported it, Commissioner Gar-
rett maintained his assertion,
that the city is not properly
recording the finances of the
city and that thte of Flori-
da should step in to correct


"I think that this is
pathetic. This seems
to be your focus, to
bicker among one
another."
Former city
commissioner
Sherrie Dulaney
the issue.
City staff and the majority
of the commissioners found
the comments to have been
made without justification,
citing the fact that the city is
not in any great financial trou-
See Bicker Page 12


PD coverage


is at heart of


annexation issue


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Following
a meeting with individuals that
would be affected by a
planned annexation, city of
Belle Glade officials are confi-
dent that all issues in relation
to the concerns have been
ironed out.
After the city unveiled its
plans to annex certain parcels
currently located outside the
city, in county land, residents
in those areas stepped forward
earlier this year to publicly
oppose the move. As a result,


the two sides met to discuss
the issue.
The city has now been
given a recommendation by its
attorney on the matter to move
forwardwith the annexation
plans, while eliminating the
parcels owned by those
opposed, thereby eliminating
the possibility of a protracted
legal battle against the proper-
ty owners.
The city plans on holding a
hearing to discuss that recom-
See Police Page 12


Parks to receive renovations


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
'BELLE GLADE With
development in the city gaining
more momentum, city officials
,are tackling the issues that
come along with preparing for
new growth and expansion.
Covering all the bases, one
of those focuses, at least for
Recreation Director Dante
Dowers, is in building up and
renovating the various city
parks to make them more
accessible and attractive.
It is a priority at the present
moment, while he and his staff
aggressively pursue grant fund-
ing opportunities to help pay for
the new additions.
The city commission recog-
nized the recreation depart-
ment's extra work at a recent
city meeting July 18, comment-
ing that the grants should help
to cover the costs that the city
might not have been able to
afford. At the meeting, the com-
mission unanimously approved
two grants totaling $400,000 in


funding for improvements and
enhancements at two of the
city's parks.
The grants are provided
through the Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Pro-
gram, presented by the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protec-
tion.
One of the grants approved
by the commission last week
will focus on improvements to
Lake Shore Park. With the city's
swimming pool located right on
the grounds of the park, staff is
looking forward to using the
funding to pay for extra picnic
facilities, a bike trail, a play-
ground, ball field renovations,
restroom renovations and land-
scaping throughout the area.
According to Mr. Dowers, both
the basketball and the tennis
courts will benefit from the
installation of proper lighting
and fencing will help to keep
kids safely inside the play area.
The second grant approved
at the meeting, targets the


Nature Park, where the city
hopes to leverage its present
facilities, including the marina
and campground, with projects
in the future to include a nature
center and other attractions to
encourage eco-tourism in Belle
Glade.
The grant will aid city in pro-
viding a hiking trail, a fishing
pier, amphitheater, and picnic
facilities. Several present struc-
tures are planned for renova-
tion, including the campground
itself, the parking area and rest-
rooms.
"This will have a drastic
effect on the community,"
promised Mr. Dowers, adding
that the nature park will serve
local population with activities
that are unique to Belle Glade,
drawing on its close proximity
to Lake Okeechobee. "There is
a great deal of potential, the
marina is the city's greatest
resource," he said.
See Park Page 12


Independent Newspapers/Jose Zaragoza
Keith and Tavaris, two frequenters to Lake Shore Park, will be
among the many children to enjoy the park renovation plans in
process in the city of Belle Glade.


Read all about it: Donation to encourage reading


Independent Newspapers/Jose Zaragoza
On Monday, two local elementary schools formally accepted a donation on behalf of
Foodland in Pahokee. Two complete sets of books were donated to the two schools.
Pictured: Kay Zaccagnino, Foodland Assistant Manager Olivia Gonzalez, Pahokee Ele-
mentary Principal Bettye Lawson, Canal Point Elementary Principal Lavoise Taylor-
Smith and Foodland Assistant Manager Efrain Esparza.

Book donations: A call for help








Thursday, July 28, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Biological age vs.



chronological age


There's a commercial on tele-
vision showing a bikini-clad
woman demonstrating an exer-
cise machine. She proudly pro-
claims that she is 50 years old
and is in the best shape of her
life.
Thanks to modern health
care, Americans are living longer
and have more incentive to take
better care of themselves. Exer-
cise and proper diet can help
you not only live longer, but also
to stay healthy and active as you
get older.
A few years ago, I noticed a
number of researchers use the
term "biological age" as
opposed to "chronological age".
Your "biological age" deals with
how fast your body is aging, gen-
erally based on how well you are
treating it.
There are a number of differ-
ent tests the various researchers
use to determine biological age.
Most include height, weight,
blood pressure, health history,
ability to do exercises (such as if
you can touch your toes or how
many sit-ups you can do without
stopping) and lifestyle factors
such as whether or not you
smoke, how often you eat fried
foods, etc.
I used hypothetical profiles to
compare what lifestyle differ-
ences can mean. to a person's
lifespan.
For example, a 50-year-old
non-smoker, who is 5 feet, 5
inches tall and weighs 130
pounds,' exercises for at least 30
minutes five times a week,
avoids fast food restaurants and
in general follows a healthy
lifestyle might have a "biological
age" of 41.
A 25-year-old smoker, who is
5 feet, 5 inches tall, weights 150
pounds, rarely makes time for
exercise and eats at fast food
restaurants five times a week,
might have a "biological age" of
36.
At this rate in a few years, the
25-year-old might have a "bio-
logical age" older than the 50-
year-old.
In reviewing the factors the
researchers use to determine
"biological health," I found
some interesting items. Factors
that might add years to your life
include: 0
Avoid fad diets. "Yo-yo"
weight.loss and gain-can be hard
on your body. If you are over-
weight, a sensible, healthy diet
can safely help you lose up to
two pounds a week. If you are
losing weight at a faster rate, you
should be under a doctor's care.
When you wake up in the
morning, don't jump out of bed
right away. Take a few minutes
to stretch and to mentally pre-



What is your

community

talking

about?



Opinion
....Page 4


with Katrina Elsken


pare yourself for the day. (This
does not mean it is all right to go
back to sleep.)
High protein snacks mid-
morning and mid-afternoon can
help keep your blood sugar con-
stant and keep you energized.
Sugary snacks can give you an
immediate burst of energy but
then your blood sugar will drop
even more, leaving you even
more tired.
A little caffeine can be good
for you, but more than two serv-
ings a day can be harmful.
Remember a soft drink may
have as much caffeine as a cup
of coffee so read the labels.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".


James

Fencing
Licensed & In-siredl


Submitted to Independent Newspapers
Members of the Order of the Eastern Star brought stuffed
animals into Hope Hospice for patients of all ages to enjoy.
From left to right, Mrs. Doris Benoit Mr. Dan Button, Care
400 Regional Manager, Sharon Inman, Clinical Manager, Dr.
Jim Longmore, Physician Miss Jessie Espinosa and Mrs.
Maggie Whitten, Worthy Matron of Moore Haven Chapter
#116, Order of the Eastern Star.

Order members donate

stuffed animals to Hospice


Members of Moore Haven
Chapter #116, Order of the Eastern
Star, recently presented Hope Hos-
pice of care region #400 in Clewis-
ton stuffed animals for their use in
caring for young patients.
Receiving the stuffed animals
were Dan Button, care Region
Manager, Sharon Inman, Clinical
Manager, and Dr. Jim Longmore,
Physician. Presenting the stuffed
animals were Mrs. Doris Benoit,
Miss Jessie Espinosa, and Mrs. Mag-
gie Whitten, Worthy Matron of the
local chapter. Other Eastern Stars
not pictured are Mrs. Annie


Espinosa, Mrs. Abbie Whidden,
Mrs. Mary Belle Wilson and Mrs.
Virginia Douglas.
The Worthy Grand Marton of
the Grand Chapter of Florida, Mrs.
Beverly Newton, has chosen Hos-
pice to be her Special project for
the year and hopes to contribute
many funds from the OES Chapters
in Florida by having fund raisers
and other donations for this won-
derful organization.


DENTURES
BEST PRICES SAME DAY




DR. MERCER'S DENTURE CLINIC
US 41 SOUTH FT. MYERS
IV ANESTHESIA AVAILABLE


ATTENTION


Landowners, Developers,
Ranchers and Farmers

We Buy
Cabbage Palms
and Pine Timber

Statewide Palms, Inc.

863-675-4844


'.; :. ... ... ....
I*. : . .;- :" .:
.d o- .- .. .. . .. -. . .-


- *).. n-.ini Eat ion of
nil *. i'~-' of f~r~.~ng
- *~*O* tCt 001 dog
rn~~
- ~ nil *~
of Ac .-u.* i rug!


Call for more information 963-697-9462

AFTER YOU BRING IN THE


ONE... Bring it to
CUSTOM PROCESSING Bringt 0
Excellent Quality & Prompt Service
SPECIALTY PROCESSING:
Summer Sausage Polish Sausage h p y
Brats -Deer Jerky & Snack Sticks aa
Vacuum Packed Specialty Products
Deer & Hog Storage
GROCERY STORE & MEAT PROCESSING
Deli Lunch Specials Quality Meats GROCERY STORE MEAT PROCESSING
863-946-2333
1205 EAST SR 78 Lakeport


ii






I
.1
I
I
I
I

I






I


ii


- COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF RENTAL

Daily Rental



g I










Weekend Specials $12.95 per day*
Choose from a variety of vehicles, weekday @ $34.95* & up


1-800-573-7983
www.gladesmotors.com
*Fri. 4 p.m. Mon. 8 a.m. 50 miles Free. Over 50 miles .20 a mile. Plus local taxes & surcharges.
.- COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF RENTAL "


4N -0 :


At First Bank it's

not enough just to do it.

It has to be done right.



www.FIRST1BANK.net







First BanK

CLEWISTON LABELLE RIVERDALE

Visit us soon.
Enjoy banking with folks you know and trust.


300 East Sugarland Highway (863) 983-8191
101 S. Berner Road, Clewiston (863) 983-3003
301 Highway 80 West, LaBelle (863) 675-4242
14630 Palm Beach Blvd. Riverdale (239) 437-8191

N Moore Haven (863) 946-1515


Equal Housing
Lender


Naples Loan Production Office (239) 272-7585


MLS I -



Luan B. Glenn A. Ter L. Charafne A.
. Walker Smith Rangel Montgomery
8636771010 863228114Se Habla Espa 86369701ol
863-677-1010 863-983-3508 863-228-1142 863-697-0189


$79K(
,"13 Brand New Homes to be built on
Texas Ave., 3BD/2BA, CBS, 1,673 sq. ft., Special
Financing pages available $135K These will go
fast!il!
M is #11 eV/ j 1, ca r
ccar
carpo K *
HaW HIDING

Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim Canal.
Completely Refunished, Perfect
Condition, Excellent Opportunity
$269.9K
Bring Your S(1 X f/2/2 Brick
Home w/ F',:,- -'-, $260K
Just Listed! Montura, On Canal End Of
The Road. 2BA/2BA Oak Trees @ 74.9K
For Rent! Pioneer 4BD/2BA House on 2.5
Acres, Fenced & Furnished $1400.00 per
month.


Back On The Market! Another

porch. Brick BBQ. See pictures at
www.realtor.com MLS#205053592
Woodwork Park 3.2.2 CBS home.
Great location-across from
Woo". Nk
City Poo. Rare opportunity at a
great home. $219.900, See pic-
tures at www.realtor.com
MLS# 205058832
New Listing" 3 BD/3.5 BA mobile
home. Double Lot. Fenced. 20 x
40 j Qj 0 %DJ r
deck overlooks a man made lake.
Listed at $75,000 Pictures avail-
able at www.realtor.com
MLS#205059162
"I don't list your home, I market
your home. Ask me how.


New Lislin .1t.el i : Great
Cornme, i.:,i I. J I..cal
schocnI .i,, 'cr -.a c-, move in.
$84.9K

$99.9
Nea Lisiiri ALD Sugar Cane,
Coll o In M. O.Wr
Montura Lots 1.25 to 2.5 Acres. Get
them while you can! Call to inquire
1 .SAIJATNDING

New Listing! The most beautiful street in
Clewiston with a new home on a corner lot.
Over 2600 sq.ft. 3BD/2BA CBS. Call TO
Inquire!
Pioneer 2.5 Acres @ $99.9 Bring Me An
Offer
Some Days Start Today!


3/2 DBLWIDE, 8x10 Shed, fenced.
Only $95,000.00
3/2S.I eftK td
andjaSh .cfJ.CJ ,n .


5 Beautiful Acres In Pioneer ,
Plantation. Build Your Perfect Dream
Home! Come and Enjoy the Country
@$125K


p KDJ2p-"W I5D
zCo I C.0 L, re


Lake Okeechobee Access! Fabulous
3BD/2.5 BA Brick Home on Rim
Canal. Concrete Seawall, Boat Ramp,
Screened Porches and Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K
2/1.5 Single Family MH on 1.25
Acres @ $52.5K
Lookitig To Sell?
Call Me to Find Out
How Your Home Can
Be A Featured Home
on Realtor.corn
Giving Your Property
the Online Edge.
Moving Away? Let Us Help
You Find A Realtor In Your
New Location.


Pioneer Plantation 5 Acres, wooded,
fenced off @ $125K
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres @
$49,900
27. e Sture
On ADi ff
REduced $89,900.
In Town! 2BD/1 BA House with
Come Check ItOut! Ca or
Showing Appont. $159,900.


Bring YourAf'/ ra RanchEstates
on M onV'i
What A Be Smewth 2 car
garage, In *isl/flakfest bar, shed,
fenced yari' :iu s fOthrhood. $249.9k

2 Jerry W.
Smith

561-261.3444

3BD/3BA on 2.5 acres $105K
Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BAon 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with Carport & Screened Porch,
Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country Setting! 3BD/2BA
Well Maintained Single Family
Home! Something to Seel! @$115K
Flaghole! 3/2 Dblwde MH @5 149.9K
New Flaghole Ustingff 3bd/2ba MH
on a nice 2.5 acre lot, fully fumished
with all appliances included! Great Deal
anrinn fror$IR8. O9


Peace and Quiet in Lakeport. This
well kept Mobile Home on a private
drive has a new Kitchen Spacious
Florida Room, Electrical up Grades and
Roofover. The 'A Acre lot has Oaks,
Citrus Trees, and an Outbuilding for
Storage. At $4.O4100 $99.900 IT IS
GOING FAST
Montura Tracts, I List, Show and Sell
1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a 12,500
sq.ft. Engineered Steel Building on 5
Acres.Offered @ $21 5K
Pioneer! 2.5 Acre Wooded Tract in
Pioneer. Call for Information

FanW i' eWi( W ,900
Beautiful and Well Kept! 3/2.5/1 on a
Large % Acre Lot. Polebarn and Boat
Cover, Patio with Hot Tub Over Looks
Water. @ $249,900
Country Living 3bd/2ba, Water front
Property going @ $199K
www.sugarrealty.com
for Details.


* 3 9 3 1293 0s Bar Pc-S rcss rll Sl~t


Member
FDIC


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


^









Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 28, 2005


Speak Out

Have an opinion or a question about a public issue? Post it anytime
at the Belle Glade/South Bay issues blog at http//newsblog.info/0901.
It is a hometown forum so visit the page as often as you would like and
share your comments (but no personal attacks or profanities, please).
You can also make a comment by calling our Speak Out 24-hour
opinion line at 996-6636. Comments will be published in the newspa-
per as space permits.
COVER UP?: I'm calling to see if I can find out any information if
anyone from the police department or city will respond as to whatever
happened to the investigation that was going on at the marina camp-
ground all the way back in March when an employee was accused of
stealing thousands of dollars. I haven't seen anything in the newspaper
or heard of any arrests being made and I'm just wondering if it's still
being covered up, because after four months, something should have
already been done about this situation. That was a lot of money and I
know that the employee that was being accused has relatives that are
high up in the city and I heard that it was being covered up. I would like
to know from the chief of police or someone at the city as to what is
going on with this situation.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Other than relaying information
that the investigation is ongoing, we cannot answer for the police or
the city of Belle Glade. What we can tell you is that our own investiga-
tion is also ongoing.

PAYING DUES: Wilson, I just want to remind you and those two
ladies on the commission with you that you and them are the ones that
cost the city all the lawsuits. So don't try to put the blame on some-
body else when it was you three. You will pay your dues come March.
We are going to take you out (of office) in March. You will be defeated.
All three of you.

NO SKELETONS IN YOUR CLOSET?: To that person who can't find
it in your heart to forgive Mr. Robert Love for things he has done in the
past, I'm glad you are perfect and there are no skeletons in your closet.
I was told as a child if you can't say something good about a person,
don't say anything at all. I've had problems with Mr. Robert Love and
I'm very glad he's tried to right his wrongs by helping out in the com-
munity. I'm glad God is not like man. He forgives everyone, even you.
You want to know what makes Robert Love a hero? The people love
him and forgive him. Robert Love belongs to Pahokee.

GRASS IS HIGH: Hello, I hope you can help me with this problem.
I've gone through all the channels and got nowhere. The place that I
work in downtown Pahokee is a very historic building. Right next to it,
is a small lot owned by the city of Pahokee. That lot used to be mowed
by the city but it hasn't been mowed in two months. The grass is literal-
ly two feet high. That makes my boss' place look like they don't give a
darn about appearance. But it belongs to the city of Pahokee. I have
asked city hall to please mow it. I've gone to code enforcement to
please mow it. They go to people's homes and write them up if their
grass is over six inches. Why can't the city of Pahokee keep their own
lots clean?

GREAT JOB: Dulaney, you done a great job exposing those city
commissioners. You done a great job. Keep up the good work and we
look forward to seeing you back in office, because you must take Wil-
son out come March.

KEEP IT UP: Yes, commissioner, you exposed all four of those com-
missioners. You showed the public what big liars they are and you cer-
tainly proved that to the public. Keep fighting for what you believe in.
You're doing a good job. The community supports you, so keep up the
good work.

DON'T FIX WHAT ISN'T BROKEN: I'm calling about the Pahokee
Police Department. I'd like to speak out for Chief Gonzalez. Since Chief
Gonzalez has taken over the Pahokee Police Department, there has
been a tremendous amount of change inside the\department, all for
the better. The chief is doing a tremendous job with the morale of the
department being up. I'm sorry to see that they are going to replace
him. I'm sure that the new chief will do a good job, but why would the
city council fix what isn't broken. They need to leave it as it is, to where
we can continue to work as officers need to work, as one, and Chief
Gonzalez has brought us all together and has done a tremendous job. I
just want to tell him thank you for all the work that he's done.

GOOD COP, DOUBLE ORDER OF DOUGHNUTS: I'm calling on
behalf of Officer Stephen Maxwell. I am a citizen of the community. I
just want to call and thank Officer Maxwell for the tremendous job he's
done. I know Officer Maxwell has been at the Pahokee Police Depart-
ment.for a little bit over a year and four months. He's never missed a
day from work. He has come to work sick on several occasions with a
temperature of a 102 to 103 and still able to perform his duties. He has
over 17 letters of accommodation by his supervisors and the public for
a job well done. My question is why hasn't Officer Maxwell ever been
noticed? Why hasn't he had some type of recognition? I would like to
let him know that the community appreciates him, as well as his peers
and his supervisors.

AND ONE OTHER THING: Officer Maxwell is not only a police offi-
cer, but he counsels people, he's not like most police officers who
have an attitude. Officer Maxwell is very concerned and listens to the
public. He sees a problem and tries to get to the bottom of it and do a
complete investigation before he makes a decision. He doesn't just
jump to the gun listening to one side.. He listens to both sides of a com-
plaint. I've watched him on other cases where there is a victim
involved of child abuses he has made several arrests on child abuse
cases and has even gotten a letter of accommodation from a person
that was convicted or arrested by him for child abuse, so Officer
Maxwell is a terrific asset to this agency and the citizens of Pahokee.


Community Profile: Joe Kyles


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Q: What is your name?
A: Joe Kyles, Sr.
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Alabama. I
came to Florida at the age of
three years old and I consider
myself a Floridian. I came to
South Bay 17 years ago. Original-
ly in 1970, my mother and father
bought a home in the city of
South Bay. I was in the 12th
grade at that time and I came to
the city. When I finished high
school, I left the city and went
on to trade school in West Palm
Beach.
Q: What do you do?
A: I'm a labor union repre-
sentative for the international
association of machinists and
aerospace workers out of Mary-
land, but we have an office in
Cape Canaveral and I do have an
office here in the city of South
Bay. I'm also a city commission-
er for the city of South Bay.
The job consists of negotiat-
ing contracts for the IAM. In
other words, I negotiate wages
and benefits for the employees
that are members of this particu-
lar organization.
Q: What motivates you to do
your job?
A: I appreciate it because the
Lord blesses me to see another
day. I enjoy doing what I'm
doing because it's caring for
people and working with peo-
ple. I really enjoy working with
people. I know that I'm doing
something to help someone. I
feel good about it and that really
drives me to get up in the morn-
ing because I know that I'm
going out there to do something.
I went to trade school at
North Tech in West Palm Beach.
I was looking for a job, I was
hoping I would be able to go to
Pratt Whitney. At that particular
time, Pratt Whitney was laying
off employees, therefore I need-
ed to find me a job somewhere.
What I was taking up at that
time was machinist, but I did not
follow through. I went to start
working at Okeelanta. I worked
at Okeelanta for 19 years in the
mill department. After leaving
from Okeelanta, I started work-
ing for the machinist union in
1990. I've been a representative
from 1990 up until the present
time. I love this job.

Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: I'm'a down-to-earth per-
son. I'm a very, very friendly per-
son. I'm a caring person. I have a
lot of patience. The reason I say I
have a lot of patience is because
people come here and they talk
to me about their problems and
they explain things to me. I have
the patience to sit down and lis-
ten. Sometimes, people just
want someone to listen to their
complaints and problems. I have
a lot of people who say they
can't understand me because I
have so much patience to sit
down and listen. But you have to
have patience in this job. If you
don't have patience in this job,
you cannot deal with people.
We have different aspect of peo-
ple, people have their own agen-
da at times. With me, regardless
of what your agenda is, good or
bad, I'm able to cope.
Q: What scares you?
A: I think the thing that scare
me a great deal are the young
people that are taking their lives
on a day to day basis. The way I
look at life, life is precious.
When we go to bed tonight,
there's no guarantee that we're


EEWf~-W4; -
Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
Joe Kyles
going to wake up the next day. I
guess that's what scares me
most.
Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: "I've Had Some Good
Times, And I've Had Some Good
Times." I think about how God
has blessed you with all the
good things in life. I always go
back and thank the Lord. I thank
the Lord for the good times and I
thank the Lord for the bad times.
The hardest period I can
remember, I lost my brother, his
name was Jerome Kyles. He
died of Leukemia. As brothers,
there was a very close bond with
my father. I feel that once that
one piece was missing, it just
kind of got lost. It really touched
me. It was a hard time, it really
was. I didn't show it just straight
out, but, internally, it really
touched me. He was young. He
was a year older than me.
Q: What irks you?
A: What really irks me is
when I see that people are in a
restaurant and someone comes
by begging and the people sit
there like this person doesn't
exist. That person has come in
looking for someone to help
them. They're reaching out for
help and no one helps and it
really irks me. God has blessed
us to be able to go in there and
purchase our food, but there are
other people who can't. It's our
responsibility to help.
I encountered the situation in
Miami. I was working there and
it was pouring down rain. I was
at the Miami Sub off of LeJeune.
This person came in wet and he
came asking for food. No one
reached out and he was going to
walk out the door. I stopped him
and I told him, 'Come here.' I
told him to get whatever he
wants and I would pay for him.
He was amazed. When he got
that food he said, 'Sir, Thank
you.' Not just purchasing the
food for him, but that he appre-
ciated the gesture.
Q: What memory do you
hold dear?
A: Something I will always
remember is the death of my
best friend. He died some years
back and he and I were very
close.
One of the things I will also
remember is my father as a role
model. He always told me to
treat people the way you want to
be treated. I continue to focus
on that each and every day. I try
to make it a habit of seeing my
mother and father often.
The reason I don't talk that
much is because my father does-
n't talk that much. He says it's
better to listen than to speak.


Simple things can



mean so much


Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
Remember the song words,
"Count your many blessings,
name them one by one. Count
your many blessings, see what
God has done!" This last week I
experienced something that
helped remind me of the many
blessings that I sometimes take
for granted.
My wife Kathy and I spent a
week at Camp Pioneer, a special
camp experience for mentally
challenged individuals. Set up
about 15 years ago, individuals
from around the state volunteer
to give up one week of their lives
to be a "buddy" to a mentally
challenged individual. These
special buddies spend their
week helping their campers
have a wonderful week of camp
activities, crafts, Bible studies,
and family fellowship activities
with other campers.
The tragic part is that the
number of campers is limited to
the number of volunteer bud-
dies, and there is always a wait-
ing list. The blessing is that most
of those who are able to come
have one of their best experi-
ences of their year at the camp.
As a matter of fact, several start-
ed packing in March for the July
camp. It's that important in their
lives.
It is also important in the lives
of their family or caretakers. One
set of parents shared that they
had not had 'a break from care
taking for 35 years before their
"child" started coming to Camp
Pioneer. Another mother shared
with tears in her eyes, "Thank
you so much for having this
camp." I was humbled.
Many times we take the sim-
ple things for granted. I was with
these special people for a week,
and was well loved. But at the
end of the week I was physically
and emotionally exhausted. It
was a good exhaustion, but the
only way I could do it 24 hours a
day, seven days week, for every
day of the year would be by the
grace and strength of God. I


imagine that's how many of
these caretakers do it. May God
continue to bless them and all of
you who have this special min-
istry!
During the week, we have
Bible studies, chapel time, swim-
ming, camp games, crafts, and
lots of fun. But what is really spe-
cial is the love freely shared. It
doesn't matter whether you are
tall, short, big, small, red or yel-
low, black or
white, or
even green
or purple,
you are
freely
accepted
and seen as
something
special.
Would that Pastor
we could do John Hicks
that every- JohnHicks
where!
Without exception, those of
us who serve as buddies receive
more that we give. God's love is
a lot like that. On a whim, I took
a number of campers out in a
field away from trees, buildings,
and people, and let them drive
the camp golf cart. I didn't real-
ize how much that five minutes
of driving meant to some of the
campers. Several shared that
that was the high point of their
week..Again I was humbled.
Many times it is the little things
we do that make the most differ-
ence in the lives of others --
things that we take for granted!
The challenge for us is to
keep looking for ways to reach
out to others and touch them
with moments of caring and
sharing. Who knows how much
that five-minute sacrifice out of
our time will mean to those we
reach out to? Who knows how
much God will use the little
things we do to make a big dif-
ference? Simple things can
mean much and make a differ-
ence. In the love of God, for the
love of God, reach out and touch
a life and remember that even
the little things become much
when placed in the Master's
hands.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My dog
Joey is three years old and has
never had his teeth cleaned. He
does have some brown stuff on
his back teeth, and has really bad
breath. How often does a dog
need to have their teeth cleaned?
Thanks, Sara in Loxahatchee.
A: Hey Sara! Most pets need to
have their teeth cleaned about
once a year as a general rule.
Some however, need to have it
more or even less. The best thing
to do is have your veterinarian
make that determination with an
exam. Make sure your pet visits
the vet's office about every six
months for a general health check
and vaccinations. Thanks for the
great question. Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My cat
Felicity is a beautiful Persian cat!
She has been a little neglected
lately because my work schedule
has been so crazy. Lately she has
so many knots in her coat, and I
can't get them out. Is it ok to have
her shaved? Will her coat grow
back pretty or uneven? Thanks for
the great forum you provide the
public for pet questions! Paul, in
Clewiston.
A: Hello Padl, and it is my
pleasure! It is a great idea to have


your cat shaved. I recommend a
haircut called the lion cut. It will
look adorable and her coat will
grow back lovely. It may even be
something you will want to do
once year to help prevent a mat-
ted coat. My opinion is that it is
best done while sedated, so see
your veterinarian's office for an
appointment for it.
Take care Paul, and best wish-
es, Doc Savvy.
E-mail all your pet questions
to DocSavvy@aol.com and
check out your answers weekly
in The Pet Corner. Be sure to tune
into Doc Savvy's pet call in show,
"The Savvy Vet Show" each
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on 93.5
FM The Big Dawg!


GET OVER IT: I'm calling about "Leave it in the past". My comment
on that is, yeah go ahead and leave it in the past, but who are you to
say that maybe your next child that's uptown could probably get hit, if
the cops didn't do their jobs and not hold up a criminal. Mr. Love has a
criminal background and ya'll just need to get over it because people
just call it like it is and if you don't like it, get over it.

A TREE GROWS IN PAHOKEE: To: "Let me respond." If you add up
all the accidents that has occurred since the palm trees have been in *
the middle of the road, we have lost a lot of people. Before, there were
maybe one or two accidents on that road. (2) Mr. Wright is a good per-
son and he speaks what's on his mind. That's the kind of person we
need in our community. Not putting palm trees in the middle of the
road. If you all want to make this community work, bring in business,
not palm trees. We have enough trees as it is. (3) Mr. Wright has every-
thing to speak his mind and I stand right there next to him because if
somebody don't try to get the streets straightened out, who will? Our
police department is trying everything in their power to straighten up
this city. And here it is, ya'll want to get over something? This person
needs to really get over the sarcasm and every issue that he has or her
has. We just got a sorry city. If you want to make this city better, bring
in business, like I said, not palm trees.

I NEED HELP TOO: I just want to say the relief fund being sent here
to help people the vouchers the people that are handling the
fund are not handling it right. They are only helping friends and bud-
dies and turning everybody else around. I went there for help and I
was treated like I was a nobody. I am 74 years old and I really need
help. If I had to be born all over again, I would rather be born anything
but black. Thank you. Someone needs to investigate.


Public issues blogs
Join the discussion of important issues at newszap.com. Topics include:
* Belle Glade/South Bay Issues: newsblog.info/0901
* Clewiston Issues: http://newsblog.info/0902
* Hendry County issues: http://newsblog.info/0802
* Moore Haven/Glades Issues: http://newsblog.info/0903
* Okeechobee city/county Issues: http://newsblog.info/0904
* Pahokee Issues: http://newsblog.info/0905
Go to newszap.com, click on your community and then on "community blogs
and links."


The Sun


Our Purpose...
The Glades County Democrat is published bv Independent
Newspapers of Florida. Independent is ov.ned b,: a unique trust
that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic
service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are
paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below' indus-
try standards. All after-tax\ surpluses are reinvested in
Independent's mission ofr journalistic service, commitment to the
ideals of the First Amendment of the U S Constitution, and sup-
port of the community's dehbertation of public issues.


We Pledge...
* To operate this newspaper as a public irust
* To help our commiriuri, b,.:cmre a a terry
Dla e. Io h. e and -ork through our dtdi,:a
"jon i) i:'nsir.rilioui |urnjilisOrr
* I) pr:'ide the jr'rldia n citu,ris n':d i d
:iake ti ir own rirnigcenl d-.:isioari at.ul
,ubtLic iSues
* To report ih nri wL.th h,.,nirsi, 3.:,:ura,:ey,
:,bj. iem,', t earlCsmnas and compaissio,
* To u'e our opinion pages to facilitate
:.,mmunri) debate, not to dominate it 'mth
*.ur owT aropiuins
* To d, cl,.s-: ur n ,.:,inlicis ofl iDlerei t or
,pu enual .:.; ,:rs Ir :, r r'feders
* ':. c':'. rcc t 'Our r i.,.r i .j i gi t v .:h Ort
reaction to the prominence it deserves.
* To provide a right to reply to those we write
about.
* To treat people with courtesy, respect and
compassion.


Editorial:
Nri. Edii,:r Mar1: Young
6,11i Fabi,
S'I'il: Idkybr C.onrizaJ:

Advertising:
emaill southlakeadsiKewszap.com
',,r n .irg Dr'r.;lr Judy Ia K~slr
National Ainus, j Pv mOh
L.dur.f ,i rn
ir.:l,:pl: r'l. r. I i. |,
ri 1 1[Ty ji .In ii_, f' I

"1.,: prr ,,lmnii ,,i hiii., jd ,.:r.,,i,;: Vo'n Byrd
E.., ijir [* I in- I'- n''

Member of: IL

Florida Press
Association


To Reach Us
Address: PO Box 1236
626 W Sugarland Highway.
Clewiston. FL 33440
Website: wsaw newszap cr.m
To Submit News
The Sun welcomes submissions from
its readers. Opimons, calendar items,.
stories, ideas and photographs are
welcome Call 15611 996-1404 to
reach our newsroom Items may be
mailed. axed or e-mailed The dead.
line for all news items is 12 p m.
Monday prior to the following
Thursday's publication
E-mail: urinewse'newszap corn
To Place A Classified Ad
Call (877)353-2424 to place a classi-
fied advertisement from home. The
deadline for all advertising is 12 p.m.
Monday for the following Thursday's
publication
Fax 1.877.354.2424
E-mail classads'i'newszap comr

Advertising Billing
Department
E-mail: billteam(anewszap.com


To Start or Stop A Paper
Phone: (877)353-2424
E-mail: r-adereerticEi'nwn wwap com
The Sun ai dehiveied bv mail to subscribers
.n Thuir.day and is sold in racks and store
aornin i We Palm r Beach niMy area
Call i877i353-2424 to report a missed
ne'ipa.per or poor delivery
The Sun
ISPS 01)5-026
Pubhlhed Weekl. by Independent
Newspapers, Inc.
626 W Suqpland i. ,Clewimrn FL 33440
f,:r $24.61 per year minluding tax Second
Class postage paid at We,\ Palm Beach, FL
Powtmreser Send A.ddr" .hanes to
The Sun
Cirtulation Admmniirli;.-n
PO Bos 7011
D.,er DE 19903
Printing
Printed at Sunr.hine Prinunrz a ubsidiart of
Ir.iekendent NewpapirI
Phone 863.-465-7300
E mail pnnunni,,_isral ne

Newszap!
Online News & Information
Get the latest local news at
www.newszap.com


The Sun
Published by Independent Newspaper, Inc.
Serving Western Palm Beach County Since 1929


Thursday, July 28, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee








Thursday, July 28, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Arrest Report


I Law Offices of Robert L. Vaughn, P.A. I


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
activity report is not an indication
of guilt. Anyone listed in the
arrest reports may contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case for publication.
Belle Glade Police
Department
July 18: Arnold Dale
Buchanan, 39, Possession of


, Cocaine; Israel Hester, 37, War-
rant/Molestation of a vending
machine
July 19: Robert Earl Smith, 39,
Attempted murder, grand theft
Ziatavan Griffen, 20, Robbery
by sudden snatching.
July 20: Gorida Glover, 35, Fail-
ure to appear warrant, Petit theft
Deric Wills, 31, Battery
Juvenile, 12, Contempt of
court warrant/aggravated battery,


failure to appear warrant.
July 21: Matthew Thomas, 29,
Violation of probation
warrant/possession of marijuana.
Deric Willis, 31, Burglary
Evens Raymond, 26, Simple
Battery Possession of Marijuana
under 20 grams resisting officer
without violence criminal mis-
chief
July 22: Juvenile, 16, Grand
theft auto


Frank Smith, 22, Possession of
Marijuana under 20 grams war-
rant/traffic
July 23: Aurthur Murphy, 38,
leaving the scene of an accident
with injury
July 24: Derby Richards, 25,
Battery
Carolyn Rolle, 29, Battery
Marquel Brown, 29, Battery
Froncir Aime Moise, 22, Bur-
glary, Grand Theft


11 w.';. uwen
Clewiston, FL 33440


LaBelle, FL 33975


Ft. Myers, FL 33901


S o863 902-9211 (863) 675-7719 (239) 936-9393


PD warns of spread of counterfeits + Hvest Academy

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza began approximately two months scenarios, according to Lt. Wheel- end up with a fake $20 bill. a Chool
LEI GF -AFIG The RBlle ago, escalating to the point now ihan. The copies seem to be sim- Searching for the thread that runs nriStlan Chl


Glade Police Department urges all
local business owners and resi-
dents alike to take a closer look at
their money. If citizens are not
careful, officers say, they may find
themselves the victims of a coun-
terfeit scheme.
A recent rash of counterfeit
$20 bills has begun popping up
throughout the city and the crimi-
nals behind the act have'so far
gone without being caught.
While the police department
continues its investigation in an
effort to solve the crimes, they
hope that citizens will use caution
when receiving currency and they
recommend a few simple steps to
avoid becoming one of the crimi-
nals' latest victims.
According to police, the rash


where the officers have close to
two-dozen bills collected. It
means that the criminals have
gotten away with approximately
$500 in free merchandise from
local business owners.
Lieutenant Robert Wheelihan
with the police department is
hoping that the criminals will stop
doing what they are doing, but it
does not seem likely. There are
currently no hard leads for the
police to follow, only the trail of
counterfeit bills cashed at conven-
ience stores and grocery stores
throughout the city.
With computer technology
advancing at such a rapid pace, it
becomes easier each year for
criminals to print out authentic-
looking copies of U.S. currency. It
remains one of the most likely


pie color copies that closely
resemble an actual $20 bill. Clos-
er inspection reveals the truth.
"We encourage everyone to
pay closer attention to their cur-
rency, especially $20 bills," said
Lieutenant Wheelihan.
The fake bills seem to come
from the same source, with three
unique serial numbers common
among the bills. The paper the
fake bills are printed is not of
good quality, according to Lieu-
tenant Wheelihan, and whoever
is making them seems to be
crumpling the bills to make them
look more worn than if they had
just been printed from a copier.
Taking the time to search for
the watermark that is embedded
in real currency will greatly
reduce the chance that you may


down mthe Dills is another indica-
tor.
According to Lieutenant
Wheelihan, it is not the first time
the police department has had to
break up a counterfeit scheme. A
few years ago, the police arrested
individuals from out of town who
were found to have a similar oper-
ation out of their home. As soon
as the suspects were arrested, the
counterfeit bills stopped as well.
At this point it is not certain
whether those individuals are
involved in this case.
Mr. Wheelihan asks residents
with knowledge of the crime to
contact the Belle Glade Police
Department at 996-7271 with
more information. You may
remain anonymous.


Classes for Pre-K 4
Monday-Friday 7:30-2:30
ABeka Curriculum
classes held at New Harvest Church
.- 1360 Holiday Isle Blvd + Clewiston
- -call 863.983.3181


-- 1. --


Hendry County Sheriff's Office


Editor's note: The person or
persons listed in the following
arrest report do not indicate guilt.
Any person or persons listed in
the report may contact the news-
paper upon final disposition of
their case for publication.
Narcotics arrest
Sheriff Ronnie Lee announces


the arrest of Juan Yanes of Montu-
ra Estates for Felony Possession of
Marijuana with intent to sell, Pos-
session of Marijuana with intent
to Distribute and Possession of
Narcotics Equipment for the Cul-
tivation of Marijuana.
The July 19, arrest was the
result of an investigation conduct-
ed by members of the Hendry


County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division. During a
search of Yane's residence at 725
South Shetland Street, in Montura
Estates, harvested marijuana was
found drying, along with a num-
ber of live plants and narcotics
paraphernalia for growing and
cultivating marijuana.
Yanes was booked into the


Hendry County Jail. This arrest
and seizure follows closely on the
heels of a $63 million drug bust in
January of 2005, which is one of
the biggest marijuana busts on
record in the state of Florida in the
same area of the county and is a
further statement of Sheriff Lee's
goal to drive illegal drugs from
Hendry County.


TOUCHDOWN r
BREAKFAST 10% OFF
2 Pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 bacon Breakfast,
strips and 2 sausage links i Lunch or
S Dinner
089 1 Must Present Coupon *
I Not valid w/any other I
onl 0 y offer Exp 8/31/05 3


Man sentenced for using Internet to prey upon children


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that an Orange County man was
sentenced today to 20 years in state
prison and was designated as a sex
offender after traveling to Polk
County to meet a young boy for a
pre-arranged liaison.
Walter Hammel, who was con-
victed last month of 15 counts of
using a computer to prey upon a
child over the Internet, was
unaware that the person with
whom he communicated over the
Internet was actually an undercov-


er law enforcement officer.
In addition to the prison term,
Hammel, 52, was also sentenced
to 10 years probation. The case
was prosecuted by the Attorney
General's Office of Statewide Pros-
ecution, which has specific juris-
diction to prosecute cases involv-
ing section 847.0135(3), Use of a
Computer to Seduce a Child over
the Internet. The case was tried in
Polk County.
"Prison is where these preda-
tors belong," said Crist. "I com-
mend Circuit Judge Harvey Korn-


stein for taking this crime seriously
and protecting Florida's children
from this sex offender's potential
future acts."
The case began in October
2003 when an officer, working with
a Central Florida task force on
Internet crimes against children,
monitored an Internet chatroom.
Hammel struck up an online con-
versation with the agent, who he
believed was a 13-year-old boy
named "Larry". Over a period of
time, Hammel attempted to lure
"Larry" to his home in Orange


County, and at one point sent
pornographic images of young
boys. After a month of online con-
versations, Hammel traveled to a
Wal-Mart in Haines City intending
to pick up "Larry" and take him to
his home in Winter Garden.
Hammel was arrested when he
approached a decoy arranged by
agents.
Among the agencies involved in
the, joint investigation were the
Polk County Sheriff's Department
and the Eagle Lake Police Depart-
ment.


of tekismeu12&une


'1


S10% OFF,
, Breakfast, a
i Lunch or i
Dinner
iMust Pr-'.ent Coopni *
. No rt l'.f I, ,wsi.:,l' r :
N ,frrE11 .1 W ,, "1 4
i -- i


1030 West Sugarland Hwy.
Clewviston. Florida
863-983-3663


I, ,


Witness sought in bald eagle shooting


WELLINGTON, Fla. The
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC) are
looking for any witnesses t6, or
those that have information on,
the shooting of a juvenile bald
eagle around June 14. The eagle
was found on South Shore Boule-
vard, south of Lake Worth Road in
western Palm Beach County.
There is a documented active
eagle's nest in the vicinity of
where the bird was found that has
been active for several years.
Anyone with information
about this bald eagle shooting
should call the FWC Wildlife Alert
Number at (888) 404-3922. You
can remain anonymous and be
eligible for up to a $1,000 reward
from the FWC should your tip
lead to an arrest; with a federal
conviction, an additional reward
of up to $2,500 is offered.
On June 14, FWC officers
responded to a call of an injured
juvenile bald eagle. The eagle was
picked up by staff from the Folke
Peterson Center for Animal Wel-
fare and returned to their facility


for care. The juvenile eagle ulti- of death was reported to be botu-
mately died and the initial cause lism poisoning.


W1 CAN HEP REBUILDYQCW !




I -800-579-0694






vas 9an Ca 9 Go

Coast F inal*n Group
RIGHTOVERTHE HONE
DO'TWRR ALL


LTreasure Coast Dermatology

Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails *

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


Board Certfied
by te
American Board
ofDermaltokgy


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office:

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to


Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


Fellows
of tre
American Sodely
for Mohs Surgery


St. Lucie West Vero Beach
878-3376 778-7782
1100 St. Lucie West Blvd., #105 1995 39th Ave.


tlO~f OF tE "ORI^id.





,- at ~
'~S~ "trt" -
,"; .,m -. "-., ; ...
.' ,.... -; 't W "- *. 'i6'F *. '. ;-', *' ,, "* "'* = ; .* ,- "'"*"
*-"G- -..' -,' ."-. ,--" : .._.,'-. .- .- .... "...











Make up to$2,500

by filling in the space above!
... ^ "^ ^, ;**. -;.- -.. .^ .:.,' ,= -. *- o ^
"ll *;;-4^",.,,' / .. a ...^ ,. .. ,,, -*7 *.; ,. ... ...
qk -" 1 -. ; *."." " '.'::; . ..-'... .* ......*- ".
.,; .. -, L ...,. = ., = ' '. ^ ; ... ;. :
=I~ ^ V' T ,, ^A i.".


^ ^ ^ f ,./ ,6' '..'- ,' -: "~ ,"" "



Make up to $2,1500

by filling in the space above!


Sell your personal valuables if
they're $2,500 or less
for absolutely free!
No fee, no catch, no problems!


* 4 lines for 2 weeks

* Price must be
included in ad

* Private parties
only

* 2 items per house-
hold per issue


tClewiston News

"., -l I


* 1 used item or
grouping per ad
priced at $2,500
or less

* Independent
Newspapers
reserves the right to
disqualify any ad.


DGLADFS OUNTY


he Sun


Toll Free 877-353-2424

E-Mail: classad@newszap.com


/


2,.


Medicare, Humana, Employers Mutual accepted
Seea oar Crtfie Drmaolgit .. ver.Tme


p ...........


I


-1 [A AIF .", I ... -- -f I % 11 1 .1


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


I|


I


^
^


- a


I SES


a. . .


^<
ae^
a^j
\ '.






Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 28, 2005


I I: : 1 1


A 0 1


. :. .a- f -IM.
C: .,-
.......,SL


U ~IEhH40I~
6- m.~t~wfla s..44 6


VZW~2~~ C
G ,:~


A i
T1In


?4W~ r~. f
N 4


lilt;


[il


iv


IPLM1


'(I


I 3


BRAND NEW 2005 DODGE

CARAVAN OR RAM


iii


BRAND NEW 2005 DODGE


STARTING AT


V
.44
I


LOW
AS


p


99


BRAND NEW
2005 DODGE


AS "
LOW
AS


BRAND NEW Y '
S.. 2005 DODGE .
i .w I --- ---. -- -....


..-774V
A.A
J o. #:i ;
': ~ ~'0 .~


19


AS
LOW :
AS ,


(4;


pa. $4I~
'. 14 0 0~. 9
*9*e*** -
A, i9~ -
'a. .9 4,


It 'II
'I.


in Il! lliiiI

#1FPi P rlli.-4
Hif/fs fj


I


r.^ ~ m -.^,.m'*wJ


e
0


/


&~ZAiC;


._!.LW


rt'-i.1


,.a.,
.4 ':":, A *' .:"/
, ;-* **,' -, < -.


r r-~~ ..


NJA ciivsu i-


'k,


I


STORE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8:30AM 9:00PM SATURDAY: 8:30AM 9:00PM SUNDAY: 11:00AM 6:OOPM
ADVERTISED OFFERS VALID ON IN-STOCK VEHICLES ONLY. 700 OR BETTER BEACON REQUIRED. OFFERS NOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. DEALER RETAINS ALL REBATES & INCENTIVES. PRICES PLUS TAX, TAG & TITLE AND FEES. OFFERS EXPIRE DATE OF
PUBLICATION OR MAY BE CANCELED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. RANKING BASED ON REGISTERED SALES FOR DAIMLER CHRYSLER. ADVERTISED PRICES AND EMPLOYEE PRICING DOES NOT INCLUDE DEALER INSTALLED ACCESSORIES. DEALER NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS. VEHICLE ART FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY, AND MAY NOT REFLECT ACTUAL VEHICLES ELIGIBLE FOR OFFER, SEE DEALER FOR EMPLOYEE PRICING DETAILS AND TERMS REBATES VARY ON SELECT MODELS (,2005 CARRERA ADV


;I k


I 'IhW 1


, ..- .. ,.,' .,,,


Palm Beach


U-1-."


BRAND NEW r r4
2005 DODGE


AS
LOW
AS


~" K a..
9-I. *9
a
a
Is


*~ $ K

4,e2i 5'


1* t'~ -
.~H'd t.


a I


Thursday, July 28, 2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


111911 31 ,


A*


EECHOBI









Thursday, July28, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Okeechobee:



The way it was


By Jack Wolff
As told to MaryAnn Morris
OKEECHOBEE "My dad,
Jessie 0. Wolff came to Okee-
chobee in 1920 from Laurens,
South Carolina. He was a licensed
pharmacist and during World War
I, he served as an army medic in
France. When he came back, he
got talking to a friend of his who
lived in the Florida Panhandle, Tom
Conley. They got to talking about
the Okeechobee area and decided
to come down here and look
things over. He must have liked
what he saw because he soon had
a drugstore at the corner of S.W.
Fourth Avenue and Park Street
called Park Drugs.
"They called druggists 'pill-
rollers' back in the 1920s, but the
town doctors weren't always avail-
able and when there was no doctor
around, people would come and
ask my dad to help.
"My dad went to Emory Univer-
sity before the war, and finished
when he came back, while my
mother went to Florida State Col-
lege for Women in Tallahassee. I
think they must have met while
they were in school.
"My mother's family was from
Quincy, Florida up in the Panhan-
dle. That's where they were mar-
ried. I remember we used to drive
Peavine Trail going back and forth
to visit when I was little and my
mother's folks would drive down
to visit us.
"My parents were welcomed as
newly-weds in Okeechobee and
built their house on the west side of
South Parrott Avenue. My brother
and I were born in that house. He
was born in 1924.. I was born in
1926. Our parents used to hunt the
property between the railroad and
where the courthouse was built in
the 1920s. We kept milk cows in a
pasture near the house, where
Captain D's is now and my brother
and I would have to milk them
before we went to school.
"After school, I'd have to go the
Post Office for my dad to pick up
our mail. The Post Office was in the
north end of the Southland Hotel
-on the northeast corner of Park and
Parrott then. It was never locked -
the doors always stood open. I
remember kickcking cow patties out
the door after free-ranging cows
had wandered inside.
"Back then, Okeechobee was
promoted to be the Chicago of the
South. There were grand plans
made. There are still remains of
concrete sidewalks out along State
Road 70 west of town. But the rail-
road went a different way, and those
plans never did come to anything.
"I came across a letter written to
my dad asking how things were in
Okeechobee. His answer was that
they needed more roads, better
housing and more tourist camps.
Seems like things still haven't
changed that much.
"During the Depression, things
were bad here as they were every-
where. I found a stack of letters
from my mother to her uncle in
Princeton, New Jersey saying how
bad things were. I remember my
dad going by Lewis Scharfschw-
erdt's hardware store on his bicycle
one day, and Lewis was out front
and they got to talking about how
bad things were.
"Lewis had a lot of china dishes
stacked out front he was trying to
sell and no one was buying. No one
had any money. I remember Lewis
and my dad taking those dishes,


Special to Independent
Newspapers/Jack Wolff
"My dad, Jessie Wolff, would
ride his bike around town.
This is probably from the
1940s or 50s with the Waffel
House in the background. It
was next door to his drug
store, just down from Scharf-
schwerdt's Hardware Store."
one by one, taking turns, smashing
those dishes on the ground and
laughing. It was bad!
"Later on I worked in my dad's
drugstore on Saturdays soda-jerk-
ing. You had to draw the seltzer,
then the syrup by hand. The soda
fountain was a kind of hangout on
Saturday. In the evening the Indi-
ans could come in from Brighton. I
remember they loved strawberry
sodas! Strawberry sodas were their
favorite and mine, too! It was the
saddest day of my life when that
drugstore was sold in 1950.
"During the 1940s'my dad start-
ed buying property 10 and 20 acres
at a time, finally accumulating 400
acres, at the end of what is now
Wolff Road. First we ran beef cattle
out there, later on we went to.dairy
because it was more profitable. We
had bought the heifers and were
working on building the barn
when those darn heifers started
coming fresh. We hadn't planned
on that so soon, so for about two
weeks, until the barn was built, we
had to put those heifers in a loading
chute to milk them. We were real
glad to see that barn finished!
"Now you might wonder how
to get a public road named after
you. Well, you buy property at the
end of a dirt track and then you do a
public service. Kids used to go back
there to park and they'd get stuck.
So we pulled them out. Never said
a word about it, but the road got
named after us somehow!
"Edith Joiner had a clothing
store in the 1980s. I needed a suit
for something, but I didn't have any
money. She fitted the suit and said,
'That's okay, I'll send you a bill.' I
never got a bill for the suit until a
year later. It had been so long, I had
forgotten all about it. But that's
what people are like here. There's
still trust and neighborliness. You
don't find that many places any-
more."


THE PARK PHARMACY
C.AR44OA BUILDINj
OzEECMCBEE F yR6D&

0 Lit
p. ^K7? -S
(7?L. e^f vA

ffiOA k tf l ^ -


Special to Independent Newspapers/Jack Wolff
The pharmacist and his new wife were welcomed by this
unique prescription written by Doc Anner in 1922.





..


--
A





"My mother's parents came to visit often. My mom, Matiette with
S e y Special to Independent Newspapermis/Jack Wolff
her parents and my brother out picnicking in the mid-1920s."










a 611W94SE ABLA SPAO


/0000 Now

Ac^fe^ Enrolling


Summer Program

Daily 7:15-5:30 Tel: 863.983.3181


Enrolling for

Pre.Vhol.,d Ch-I Dwlopmnt Cernr Fall 2005
Ages 2-3, 4--5 Preschool and Child Care
Pre--K Classes Monday-Friday
Tel 863.983.3181


.-.,-., .4 ~ ~ I'
'-.4.
t.


-4,,




DIS Newok' atllie T wth igtalVido ecode


The TV you want, when you want.


Special to Independent Newspapers/Jack Wolff
"In the 1920s, my parents, Mariette and Jessie Wolff used to
hunt the property between the railroad and where the court-
house was eventually built."


SUNRISE APPLIANCE
New In Box or Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
BEST PRICE COME ON IN!
Save More In Moore Haven
We Also Carry Used Appliances With Warranty

401 US HwIy 27 5440 S, SR 7

moor HimDvn i, FL 33314

863-946.2666 954 .83.1727
Mastercard & Visa
Monday-Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-4


4 Sprint


* Get a receiver upgrade and DVR service for an additional $4.98 a month. Easy-to-use
personalized programming, live TV pause and hours of recording power without
videotapes. You watch the shows you like when you have the time.
* DISH Network" Satellite TV with over 60 channels and the option to add premium
channels and High Definition service. Includes equipment and installation for up to four TVs.
* From a provider you know. And we simply add it on to your Sprint local phone bill.

Sign up now and get three months free HBOand Showtime.

Call 1-877-TV-SPRINT. Click sprint.com/dishnetwork.

d R K
NETWORK


Offer ends 7/31/05 and is available in the continental United States. Must be a new, first-time DISH Network residential customer. All prices, packages and programming subject to change
without notice. Local and state sales taxes may apply. Where applicable, equipment rental fees and programming are taxed separately. All DISH Network programming and any other services
that are provided are subject to the terms and conditions of the promotional agreement and Residential Customer Agreement, available at www.dishnetwork.com or upon request. Local
channel packages by satellite are only available to customers who reside in the specified local Designated Market Area (DMA). Local channels may require an additional dish antenna or
SuperDISH antenna from DISH Network, installed free of any charges with subscription to local channels at time of initial installation. Significant restrictions apply to DISH Network hardware
and programming availability and for all offers. Social Security Numbers are used to obtain credit scores and will not be released to third parties except for verification and collection purposes
only or if required by governmental authorities. Pay a $49.99 activation fee and receive a $49.99 credit on your first bill. Requires Social Security Number, valid major credit card and qualifying
programming purchase. Participation is subject to credit approval. If qualifying service is terminated or downgraded, equipment must be returned to DISH Network. Limit of four tuners per
account. Monthly package price includes $5 equipment rental fee for first receiver and assumes standard professional installation of one receiver. Monthly $5 equipment rental fee applies for
each receiver beyond the first. A $4.99 per month additional outlet programming access fee will be charged for each dual-tuner receiver. This fee will be waived monthly for each such receiver
that is continuously connected to customer's phone line each month. Monthly $4.98 DISH Network DVR service fee applies for each DISH Player-DVR. A $19.99 lease upgrade fee applies for
the DISH Player-DVR 625. HD receiver requires additional purchase of DISH Network HD Pak. $19.99 per Month America's Top 60 Promotional Offer: Offer expires 7/31/05 and requires
one-year commitment to qualifying programming under the Digital Home Advantage program. If qualifying service is terminated or downgraded prior to end of one-year period, a cancellation
fee equal to the lesser of $240 or $20 per month for each cancelled month of service will apply. After three months, the then-current price for the programming package will apply HBO and
Showtime Offer: Offer requires subscription to qualifying programming. After three months, the then-current price for the programming package will apply. Showtime is a registered trademark
of Showtime Networks Inc., a Viacom company. HBO" is a service mark of Home Box Office, Inc. @2005 Sprint. All rights reserved. Sprint and the diamond logo design are trademarks of Sprint
Communications Company LP. All service marks and trademarks belong to their respective owners. DISH Network is a registered trademark of EchoStar Satellite L.L.C. All rights reserved,


Why work for someone else's business,
when you can build your own?
Comprehensive Training
Direct Manufacturer Acets.
Professional Marketing
Low Investment / Overhead

1-800-DEC-DENS ~ .E .0,



Glades Ford -Lincoln.Mercury
S THERE S 1NE VER
DrivBEEN A BETTER


STYuck Sales & Leasing Consultant
800-726-8514
_.. david( gladesmotors.com





StartWa New Career in Your New Job in Just 4 weeks!
. G J Now! 800-910-8378 Toll Free
'"' ,. ...


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


dr








S0ErvnI tchobee ThUS


'05 Chrysler Sebring
Touring Convertible


Base MSRP
Employee Price
Cash Allowance


Employee price
after cash allowance


$29,005
$26,111
- $1,500


$24,611*
stk# C359


0%S


AVOID


HIGH" DEALER


"STARTING


FEES


FROM" PRICING


AVOID


"AS


LOW


AS"9


PRICING


TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON

EMPLOYEE PRICINGt!!


'05 Dodge Ram
Quad Cab 4x4


Base MSRP
Employee Price
Cash Allowance


Employee price
after cash allowance


$31,880
$27,397
- $3,000


$24,397*


Cooling
System Service

$49 95_
INCLUDES:
* Inspection of hoses and belts
* Mopar antifreeze replacement
(2-gal max)
* Pressure test system
* Diesel engines and additional parts/labor extra
* Vehicles requiring longer-life antifreeze are higher
*additional charge for fluid disposal
Expires 8/3/05


a
I
II
1 I
I I
It


Wheel Balance &
Tire Rotation


A&%A. Et IFT


1" IMCtUBES: At
Remove four wheels
from vehicle, balance
and rotate
Special wheels, specialty
vehicles slightly higher.
/' ', Expires 8/3/05
- - - - - -


a


Lube, Oil &
Filter Change

$21.95
INCLUDES:
* Engine oil replacement up to 5 quarts
* Complete chassis lube
* New Mopar oil filter
* Fluid level inspection
* Inspect CV joints and front
suspension components
Additional charges may be applied for diesel,
V-10s, Hemi* V-8s, fluid disposal, semi-synthetic
and synthetic oils. Expires 8/3/05 /


HAMPTON CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP
____ HENRY COUNTY'S ONLY 5-STAR


CHRYSLER-DODGE-JEEP
It really does make a di
FIVE 4TA,
^ ^ ~ ~~~~ g -*.. ^ .. . .. . .. . -.. . ^ f . .. .. . .. . . . ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ A A


(863) 983-4600


202 W. Sugarland Hwy.


DEALER
erence! M
MFI'VJE srJAFi
?lt~~iT^ A A *Aqc *^


Toll Free 1-888-200-1703


AVOID


|CHRYSLERI
EBRo--7T74mI|


*Tax, title license, dealer fees and other options extra. See dealer for specific pricing details. Offer excludes all 2005 & 2006 Magnum, Sprinter, Viper, 300, Charger and all SRT models. Take delivery by
8/1/05. SIRIUS and the SIRItS dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. Vehicle Images for illustration purposes only. Odown 0% financing available on select models w/ approved
credit. Sale vehicles available at time oforess.


Auvagv: cars
IV AV
I A17AatfgV


i


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


-----------------------------------


i
f
t








Thursday, July 28,2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


School Registrations


Gove Elementary
School Fall
Gove Elementary School will
have fall registration beginning
Monday, Aug. 1 thru Wednesday,
Aug. 3. Registration will be open
from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Please remember that only the
parent or legal guardian may reg-
ister the student and sign the reg-
istration form.
Students entering kindergarten
and students new to Gove must
present the following originals:
Proof of residency, which
must be in the legal guardians
name. Acceptable proof of resi-
dence includes water or electric
bill.
Proof of immunization on
HRS form 680 (also known as the
Blue Card).


e Physical, dated after
08/10/04 physicals must be on
the new two sided form.)
Birth certificate
Parents please remember that
all students' health records must
be up to date before the first day
of school, Wednesday Aug. 10.
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 Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to I
p.m. daily in the Parent Resource
Center.
The requirements for Pre-k
kindergarten and new students
entering Palm Beach County
School Districts are:
An original Blue Immuniza-


tion Shot card (which also
requires a Varicella "Chicken Pox"
shot for Pre-k and kindergarten
students.
A physical
Birth certificate
Social Security Number
Proof of residency
For additional information, call
Rosenwald Elementary at (561)
993-4058.
Glade View
Elementary
Glade View Elementary will
hold its annual registration on
Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. in the Media Center. Parents
will register kindergarten and new
students for the FY 2005/2006
school term.
Parents must bring the follow-
ing information to register:


Proof of residency (two items-
utility bill, water, light or phone
bill etc.)
Original Birth Certificate
Complete Physical (date at
least 12 months prior to the first
day of school).
Shot Record (blue card)
Hepatitis B shot series com-
pleted and proof of Chicken Pox
Vaccine required.
FOR YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN
TO ATTEND GLADE VIEW ELE-
MENTARY YOU MUST LIVE IN
GLADE VIEW'S ATTENDANCE
ZONE.
For more information, please
contact Mattie Singletary, Jessie
Terry or Harold Joseph at (561)
993-4035.
We look forward to meeting
and welcoming you and your
child/children to our Glade View
Family.


CO),^E Irm AIr4IE>
A G DrveAE AT DEAS L

New, Used & Leased Car Sales
800-726-8514
jon@gladesmotors.com






Place a classified ad in over 160 Florida newspapers and reach
over 5 Million readers for just $450.
Place a display 2x2 or 2x4 in 113 Florida newspapers and reach
m ~ over 4 Million readers. a,
www.florida-classifieds.com


Getting kids ready to go back to school


With a new school year just a
few weeks away, many parents are
facing one of their largest single
expenses of the year getting
their kids ready to go.
"Buying school supplies, along
with new shoes and clothes, can
put a strain on the family budget,"
said Jessica Cecere, president of
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice of Palm Beach County & the
Treasure Coast (CCCS). "And wait-
ing until the last minute to shop can
lead to frenzied shopping,. over-
spending, and unnecessary credit-
card debt. A little planning can save
time and money." CCCS offers tips
to help families get ready.
Start by taking a thorough
inventory of what you already
have. Round up all your excess
school supplies and check the clos-
ets for clothes and shoes that fit and
are still in good shape. Make a list of
things you still need, and develop a
budget. Then, prioritize your list,
with the most important at the top.
If your budget requires you to cut
items from your list, start at the bot-
tom.
The next step is to compare
prices of different items. If a store
five miles away is offering a low
price on blue jeans or uniform
prices, it may be worth the drive.
Buy underwear, socks, and other
basics in quantity when they are on
sale, making sure to allow for
growth.
Check as many newspaper
advertisements and catalogs as
possible before ou finally make
your purchases. And don't forget to
4,*ef--


check consignment, discount and
outlet stores, as many carry quality
school clothes and uniform com-
ponents at lower prices. For
younger children, who grow so
quickly, consider swapping clothes
with friends, family and neighbors.
Another important strategy is to
remember that what you buy is as
important as how you buy. Basic,
durable clothing will stretch your
dollars significantly. Check for
strong buttonholes, secure but-
tons, reinforced stitching, firmly
woven or knitted fabric, and basic
styles. And avoid fad items, as they
will likely be cool for only a short
time.
Some important things to
remember about back-to-school
shopping:
Children grow quickly. What fits
in August might not fit in January.
So look for clothes that your kids
won't outgrow too quickly, like
blouses and shirts with long tails, or
shorts and pants with elastic waist-
bands. During the school year, you
can turn pants into shorts or make
short sleeves out of long sleeves, as
your child grows. Consider con-
signing clothes that no longer fit as
a way to earn money for new
clothes.
Kids like easy clothes. For
younger children, getting the best
value for your dollar means buying
clothes they like to wear. Look for
articles they can manage without
much help. For example, front
openings, flat buttons, easy-to-
reach pockets, elastic waistbands,
and large necklines make it easier


for kids to get dressed in the morn-
ing. Remember, the easier it is for
them to dress themselves, the less
stressful your mornings will be.
Save on school supplies. Before
you run to the "back to school" sec-
tion at an expensive retailer, com-
pare prices with lower-priced out-
lets and office-supply stores. You
might find that the spiral notebook
with the really colorful cover is
more expensive and has less paper
than the one with the plain cover.
Some schools will bundle school
supplies and offer them for sale -
this may be a less expensive way to
get what you need, and will certain-
ly save you time.
Shopping for school clothes and
supplies also gives parents a great
opportunity to teach their children
about spending habits. Sit down
with your children and talk about
the budget for supplies and clothes.
Let them do the comparison shop-
ping and point out that if they get
the more expensive sneakers, they
have to cut back in other areas. Not
only will they learn about smart
shopping, they will value what you
buy for them much more.
In Florida, parents can also take
advantage of a sales tax holiday.
From July 23 through July 31, shop-
pers will not pay sales tax on the
following back to school items:
Clothing and related items with a
sales price of $50 or less, books
with a sales price of $50 or less, and
school supplies with a sales price of
$10 or less. This can help your
back-to-school budget go a little
further. .


The most important strategy for
back-to-school shopping is to stick
to the budget you set. Bring only as
much cash as you need, based on
your budget, and leave your credit
cards at home. You will prepare
your children for another wonder-
ful school year without breaking
the family budget.
About CCCS:
Since 1975, families have turned
to Consumer Credit Counseling
Service (CCCS) of Palm Beach
County & the Treasure Coast for
help with money problems. CCCS
is a nonprofit, community service
agency dedicated to empowering
consumers to achieve a lifetime of
economic freedom. A United Way
partner, CCCS provides free, confi-
dential budget counseling, com-
munity and personal money man-
agement education, debt
management programs, and com-
prehensive housing counseling.
CCCS is accredited by the Coun-
cil on Accreditation of Services for
Families and Children and is a
member of the Better Business
Bureau and the National Founda-
tion for Credit Counseling (NFCC).
Governed by a community-based
board of directors, CCCS is funded
by creditors, clients, contributors
and grants from foundations, busi-
ness and government agencies.
Service is available in English, and
Spanish. CCCS has offices in West
Palm Beach and Boca Raton, with
satellite service in Stuart and Port St.
Lucie, and offers around the-clock
help by phone at (800) 330-CCCS
or atwww.cccsinc.org.


School Briefs


Family Eye Care

Randall T. Parrish, Jr., O.D.
L. Lamar Youmans, O.D.
Board Certified Primary Eyecare Physicians
Optical Services Available "TaYoke Care of
100 N. Main St. LaBelle, FL 33935 The World Is
863-675-0761 Full of
e-mail: familyeyecare@earthlink.net Wonderful
Visit us on the Web at: Things To
www.familyeyecarelabelle.com See!"


CASH NOW
FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS,
ANNUIllES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS

(800) 794.7310
J.G. Weitworth means CASH NOW
for Structured Settlements!


As seen

on TV.


Glade View
registration opens
Glade View Elementary will
hold its annual registration on Tues-
day, August 2 from 8 a.m. to 5; p.m.
in the Media Center. Parents will
register kindergarten and new stu-
dents for the FY 2005/2006 school
term. For more information please
contact Mattie Singletary, Jessie
Terry or Harold Joseph at (561)
993-4035.
Glade View
meet and greet
Parents, you are cordially invited
to visit the school on Tuesday, Aug.
9, from noon to 3 p.m. to meet your
child's teacher and receive impor-
tant information. We look forward
to welcoming you and your
children) to our Glade View Family.
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.
PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now accept-
ing applications for three- and four-
year-olds for free/full day childcare.
PEPPI is located at 301 Southwest
8th St. in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call 996-1718.
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


HIP & KNEE SURGEON
NOW SEEING PATIENTS
AT HENDRY REGIONAL

Dr. Ed Humbert is a fellowship
trained hip and knee 'surgeon
specializing in joint replacement
and arthroscopy of the hip and knee.

CALL TODAY FOR AN APPOINTMENT


Dr. Ed Humbert
Next to Hendry Regional
in Suite B
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Clewiston, FL 33440
http://www.jointimplant.com

(863) 983-2896


JOINT
IMPLANT

SURGEONS



OF FLORIDA


children and mentors are needed
for the program. Please call Lee
Washington to refer a child needing
a mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146 (Glades
area). Background screening and
training are required.

New Hope Charities
New Hope Charities is now
accepting applications for their
Summer Camp Program for youth
ages 10-17. Camp runs from June
6-Aug. 5. Registration cost is $1 per
camper. Stop by to pick up your
application at 7450 State Rd. 15,
Pahokee. For further information,
call (561) 924-7986.
Childcare
program opens
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better servhethe 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.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at the
Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle Glade.
The tutoring program pays special
attention to preparing students for
the FCAT test and will be held Sat-


urdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
dents are invited to participate. The
Weed and Seed Program also
offers parenting classes and youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact Car-
leen Downing, 996-4220.
ECMHSP accepts
enrollment
East Coast Migrant Head Start
Project (ECMHP) is now accepting
enrollment applications. ECMHSP
is a federally funded non-profit
organization that serves migrant
workers' children ages six weeks to
five years. For more information or,
for an application, please contact
Rosa or Maria at (561) 996-2232,
Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit us at
2050 Duda Rd. in Belle Glade.
ESOL classes
Through a grant from the J.P.
Morgan Foundation, GCDC is offer-
ing ESOL Classes for Haitian and
Hispanic residents in the Glades
community. These classes will be
held in the following locations. St.
Mary's Catholic Church-1200 E.
Main Street, Pahokee-Father John
Marricante, Priest; 1st Haitian Bap-
tist Church-200 S.W. Avenue B.
Belle Glade-Rev. Morales St. Hil-
iare, Pastor. Mary Ann Rogers-Bell
is the instructor for these classes.
Residents interested in attending
should contact Carmen Canales,
Elisabeth Joseph or Hilaria Cama-
cho at GCDC, (561) 992-9500.


To save time and mone5 by having the
newspaper delivered to l our home bN mail. call
Reader Sermices at 1-877-353-2424 or emrnail
readerser% ices@ new szap.com.
If you're already a subscriber and have ques-
tions or requests about your home deliver\. ,
call Reader Ser\ ices at 1-877-353-2424 or"
email readerservices a'ne\\szap.com. .,

Clewiston News
OL.ADE COUNT. V
DEMOCRAT
The Sun .


GLENN J. SNEIDER
& GLENN J. SNEIDER, LC
Attorneys at Law
Family Criminal Civil Divorces Criminal Defense
Immigration Probate Civil Litigation Evictions
Foreclosures Corporations
are pleased to announce that
John "Jack" Jordan
A MEMBER OF THE FLORIDA, WEST VIRGINIA & PENNSYLVANIA BAR
has joined the firm.
Mr. Jordan has over 25 years of legal experience including
civil and criminal litigation, family and international law.
Former LCDR, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and
Assistant Public Defender.

Ronald B. Smith
continues with the firm practicing in the
area of Criminal Defense.
The firm wishes to thank the residents of Okeechobee for their
patronage and will continue to strive to provide a fidl range of services
to the community with the highest quality of legal representation.
The hiring of an attorney Is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Before you decide, ask us to send you free written Information about our qualifications and experience.


200 SW 9th St. -
Okeechobee, FL \
34974 i\
....mummonWSummm-^ ^ P ]


(863)
467-6570
L \SE HABLA ESPANOL


mwow,.,


W=~ T.w y y


NOTICE

The Glades County School Board
Will Hold The Following Meetings
In Regard to Adopting A Budget
For The 2005-2006 Fiscal Year
In The
Glades County School Board
Meeting Room
400 10th Street, SW
Moore Haven, Florida
July 26, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. Budget Workshop
July 28, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. Special Meeting
to approve a tentative budget for advertisement
August 8, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing
to adopt a tentative budget
September 22, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing
to adopt a final budget


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28,2005


77









Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


cZ1aci eso


FROM THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY FAMILY


TO YOURS


WELCOME.


INTRODUCING THE FORD FAMILY PLAN.


Right now, Ford Motor Company, America's car company, invites you to join the family.

You pay the same low prices our employees and their families pay. Until August 1,

you'll get our discounts on every Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicle at participating dealerships*


NO HASSLES. NO GIMMICKS.


Ford Vehicle MSRP

Employee Price

Less Customer Cash


Ford Family Plan Price


Plus Get A Glades Ford Rebate


$21,120.00

$18,055.65

$ 2,500.00


$15,555.65


$ 500.00 "


2005 FORD F-150


Your Price


$15,055.65


Ford Vehicle MSRP

Employee Price

Less Customer Cash


Ford Family Plan Price


$51,100.00

$43,701.44

$ 2,000.00


$41,701.44


2005 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
LUXURY EDITION


01 CENTURY
03 CENTURY
00 LESABRE
02 LESASRE
02 LESABRE
02 REGAL
97 SKYLARK
01 CATERA
04 CTS
04 2500
99 ASTRO
94 BERETTA
95 OK1600
96 C/K1500
00 CORVETTE
01 IMPALA
04 IMPALA
04 IMPALA
04 IMPALA
04 MALIBU
01 PRIZM
04 SILVERADO 1500
01 SILVERADO 1500
03 81LVERADO 1500
03 SILVERADO 1600
05 SILVERRADO
03 TAHOE
02 TAHOE
02 TAHOE
04 TRAILBLAZER
04 TRAILBLAZER
04 TRAILBLAZER
03
05 300
01 CARAVAN
05 T
02 CARAVAN
98 DAKOTA
97 INTREPID
02 INTREPID
02 NEON
03 NEON
04 NEON
04 NEON
04 RAM
03 RAM P/U 1500
96 RAM PAU 2500
02 STRATUS
01 STRATUS
94 AEROSTAR
89 BRONCO


1101110,1113 IN STOCK

COIIIIIINSIVI Vl A1T! .lFULL! IAINT1INID


WHITE
SRZ
GOLD
GREY
GOLD
BLK
SILVER



BLACK
WHITE
"BLACK
WHITE
GOLD
BLUE
GREEN
GREEN
MAROON
WHITE
SILVER

WHITE
WHITE
SILVER
BLACK
JADE

BURGUNDY
TAUP
BLUE
WHITE



SILVER
WHITE
WHITE
GREEN
BROWN


99 CONTOUR
97 CONTOUR
02 E350 XLT WHITE
04 ECONOUNE E150 WHITE
04 ESCAPE GREEN
98 ESCORT
05 EXCURSION
00 EXCURSION
01 EXPD 4X2 E/B BLUE
02 EXPEDITION BLACK
04 EXPEDITION SILVER
02 EXPEDITION WHITE
03 EXPEDITION GOLD
02 EXPEDITION BLACK
01 EXPEDITION WHITE
02 EXPEDITION BLUE
02 EXPEDITION SILVER
03 EXPEDITION
02 EXPEDITION
05 EXPEDITION WHITE
03 EXPLORER
03 EXPLORER
02 EXPLORER
02 EXPLORER
04 EXPLORER SILVER
04 EXPLORER GRAY
02 EXPLORER WHITE
04 EXPLORER GREEN
04 EXPLORER GOLD
05 EXPLORER GRAY
05 EXPLORER GOLD
04 EXPLORER BLACK
01 EXPLORER SPORT
04 EXPLORER SPORT
01 EXPLORER SPORT RED
03 EXPLORER SPORT
01 F150 BLACK
95 F150
97 F150
99 F150
03 F150
98 F150
02 F150
03 F150
01 F150
03 F150 GRAY
05 F150
02 F150 WHITE
02 F150 MAROONE
04 F150 SILVER
03 F150 GOLD
02 F150 RED


F150
F150
F150
F160
F160
F150 '
F150
F250
F250
F250
F260
F250
F250
F250
F260
F250
F250

F260
F250
F250
P250
F250
F250 EXT LARIAT
F350
F350
F350
FP360
F350
F350
F350
F350
F360
F350
F-350
F-450
FOCUS
FOCUS
FOCUS
FOCUS
FOCUS
FREESTAR
MUSTANG
MUSTANG
MUS TANG
RANGER
RANGER
RANGER
RANGER
TAURUS
TAURUS
TAURUS
TAURUS
TAURUS


RED
SILVER
WHITE
GREEN


BLACK
SILVER
BLUE




WHITE
WHITE
BROWN
RED
GOLD
WHITE
RED




BLACK
SILVER
WHITE
BLACK
WHITE
RED
SILVER
BEIGE
BLACK
WHITE
GREEN



BLUE
WHITE
GREY
CHAMP
WHITE
GRAY


FORD


FORD
FORD
FORD
FORD
FORD
FORD
FORD
FORD
GMC
GMC
GMC
HONDA
HONDA
HONDA
HONDA
HONDA
HONDA
HYUNDAI
HYUNDAI
INFINITE
JEEP
JEEP
JEEP
JEEP
KIA
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
UNCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
ULINCOLN
LINCOLN
LINCOLN
MAKE
MAKE
MAKE
MAKE
MAZDA
MAZDA
MAZDA
MERCEDES-BENZ
MERCURY
MERCURY
MERCURY


05 TAURUS
05 TAURUS
05 TAURUS
93 THUNDERBIRD
99 WINDSTAR
98 WINOSTAR
99 WINDSTAR
99 WNDSTAR
05 ENVOY
02 SIERRA 1500
00 YUKON
99 ACCORD
01 CIVIC
98 CIVIC
03 CIVIC
01 CIVIC
98 CIVIC
04 ELANTRA
03 TIBURON GT
01 G20
00 CHEROKEE
95 GRAND CHEROKEE
04 GRAND CHEROKEE
02 LIBERTY
01 SHORTAGE
04 AVIATOR
99 CONTINENTAL
01 CONTINENTAL
02 LS
02 LS
03 LS
02 LS
97 MARK VIII
03 NAVIGATOR
00 NAVIGATOR
03 NAVIGATOR 4X4
03 TOWN CAR
95 TOWN CAR
01 TOWN CAR
96 TOWN CAR
03 TOWNCAR
YR CARLINE
YR CARLINE
YR CARLINE
YR CARLINE
02 MAZDA MPV ES
02 MILLENIA
01 MPV
02 CL500
00 GRAND MARQUIS
91 GRAND MARQUIS
02 MOUNTAINEER


AK


S-CERTIFIED

PRE-OmQSj^WNE


CERWiYUED


BUICK
BUICK
BUICK
BUICK
BUICK
BUICK
BUICK
CADILLAC
CADILLAC
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHEVROLET
CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER
CHRYSLER
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
DODGE
FORD
FORD


BEIGE
BEIGE
SILVER


SILVER
RED
BLACK
BLUE
WHITE
GOLD

BLACK
GREEN
WHITE
RED
GOLD
BLACK
GREEN
WHITE
GRAY
GRAY
WHITE
WHITE
WHITE
SILVER
SILVER
GREEN
MAROON
SILVER
GREY
BEIGE
GREEN
WHITE
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
SILVER

SILVER
TAN
SILVER


525 N.W. AVENUE L 0 BELLE GLADE 0 1=800-573-7983

III I 1111,11111111!111!111iiiiiijil!I I IIllIIIIII!lIIIjjljlI I


7*7
A








I Ihur QdAv.July 2.205SevnWtecomntissotWoWae-kecoe


Sports in Brief


FAU coach in Clewiston
CLEWISTON Community
business leaders and the general
public are invited to attend a joint
meeting of the Clewiston Rotary
and Lions Clubs, who will host
Florida Atlantic University Football
Coach Howard Schnellenberger.
The cost of the event is $10, and
will be held at the Clewiston Coun-
try Club Aug. I at 11:45 a.m.
Cricket coach
looking for players
CLEWISTON Experienced
Cricket coach looking to develop a
youth team in the Clewiston area.
(Ages 9 to 17). I can be contacted
at (863) 885-2078.
Kids fishing tournament
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Police Department will be hosting


another "Hooked on Fishing, Not
on Drugs" fishing tournament. The
tournament is open to children
aged 5-13 and registration will take
place July 30 at 8 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. at the Clewiston Boat Ramp.
Children must be accompanied by
a parent or guardian and must
bring their own rod and reel to par-
ticipate in this event. Live bait will
be supplied.
Sugar Dolls
summer classes
CLEWISTON The Clewiston
Sugar Dolls will be having summer
classes, which started June 8.
Classes are held at Central Elemen-
tary every Wednesday. Beginner
ages are 4-12, class is at 3 p.m.,
ages 13 and up, class is at 4 p.m.
Sugar Dolls classes consist of
baton twirling, dance pom-poms,
and new this year, flag and flag


corp, color guard. You may take
one class or all classes. Classes are
$25 per month. Registration fee is
$12, which includes your insur-
ance. For more information, please
call Judy at (863) 677-0025.
Navigation lock
returned to service
HENRY CREEK Required
maintenance at the G-36 naviga-
tion lock on Lake Okeechobee at
Henry Creek has been completed
and the navigation lock was
returned to service Saturday, July
23. Regular hours of operation for
navigation locks on Lake Okee-
chobee at this time of year are
between 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.,
seven days a week.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District regrets any incon-
venience this necessary lock clo-
sure may cause. For more


information, please contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service Cen-
ter at (863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-
4200. You may also ask the lock-
tenders for operating information
when locking through or contact
them on VHF Marine Band Radio
on Channel 13.

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


Outdoors women workshops planned


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has two workshops
planned for women who want to
spend a weekend learning a vari-
ety of outdoor skills.
The FWC has a Sept. 9-11
"Becoming an Outdoors-
Woman" workshop scheduled
for Ocala and a Nov. 18-20 work-
shop for West Palm Beach.
The FWC invites women, 18
and older, to attend the work-
shops to learn or improve their
outdoors skills and enjoy a few
recreational activities. In four,
three-and-a-half-hour sessions,
workshops teach skills associated
with hunting/shooting, fishing
and non-consumptive (canoeing,
camping, etc.) activities at all lev-
els of physical activity.
The Becoming an Outdoors
Woman program offers a fun and
supportive atmosphere to experi-.


ment and enjoy the camaraderie
of others who want to learn about
Florida's great outdoors.
Although it is designed with
women in mind, the camp is
open to anyone who wants to
learn in a comfortable, non-
threatening, non-competitive,
hands-on atmosphere. The
camp's instructors strive to make
participants feel at ease.
"Patience is the secret to the
success of our Becoming an Out-
doors Woman program," said
Lynne Hawk, director of the pro-
gram. "Our instructors are here to
guide people through the activi-
ties. There is no intimidation."
The workshops will take place
at the Ocala Conservation Center
in the Ocala National Forest and at
Pine Jog's Everglades Youth Con-
servation Camp in the J.W. Cor-
bett Wildlife Management Area
(northwest Palm Beach County).


They are rustic summer camp
facilities with basic, modern
amenities. Lodging is dormitory
style, with meals served in the
cafeterias. Sessions will begin Fri-
day afternoon and end Sunday
with lunch.
The cost is $150. However,
partial scholarships are available
for low-income participants.
Workshops are limited to 100 par-
ticipants on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Information about the work-
shop and registration is at
MyFWC.com/BOW or by calling
(561) 625-5126.
Session topics include:
Introduction to Pan-fishing;
Introduction to Handgun
Shooting and Hunting;
Introduction to Bass Fishing;
Basic Archery and Bow-
Hunting Skills;
Introduction to Fly-fishing;


Basic Wilderness Survival
Skills;
Boating Basics;
Outdoor Photography
Basics;
Canoeing/Kayaking Basics;
Bird-Watching Basics;
Florida Whitetails;
Basic Camping/Backpacking
Skills;
Small-Game Hunting Basics;
The Primitive Chef;
Basic Personal Safety Skills;
Basic Wilderness First Aid;
Talkin' Turkey;'
Introduction to Reading the
Woods;
Introduction to Shooting
Sports;
Hunter Safety Course;
Black Powder Firearm
Basics; and,
Introduction to Shotgun
Shooting and Hunting.


.Ga.es i. 4oJth Cire Center
^.. "* Skilled Long & Short Term Care Facility
State-Rated 5 Stars A"A"
Healthcare Services Include:
*,Specialized Wound Care *Resident & Family Council Groups
*Full Time Medical Director *Specialized HIV Care
Dialysis Support Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
*Alzheimer's Support Groups .24 hour Registered Nurse Staffing
Intravenous Therapy -Therapeutic Activities
230 South Barfield Highway
Pahokee, Florida 33476-1834
PHONE: 561-924-5561
FAX: 561-924-9466
Other facilities In Gainesville & Bradenton Visit our website at www.florldacare.net


I, I
Join Us!

SThe Ci ewisto Inn


BUY ONE SUNDAY BRUNCH
(AND TWO BEVERAGES)

RECEIVE SECOND BRUNCH FREE
(A $15.99 VALUE)
SUNDAY 11:30-3:00
1108 ROYAL PALM AVE. CLEWISTON
863-983-8151
OFFER EXPIRES AUGUST 8, 2005
L ---- -------- --------------


FWC studies number of bears killed


The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has released the results of
an assessment of road impacts
using genetic analysis of nearly
5,500 bear hair samples snared
from barbed wire amid Florida's
six major bear populations. FWC
conducted the study for the Flori-
daDeparffment of Transportation
to learn more about the impacts
of roads and bear road kills on
bear populations in the study
areas.
The study, released July 20,
examined six bear populations
(Apalachicola, Ocala, Osceola,
Big Cypress, Eglin, and St. Johns
River) from February 2001 to June
2005. Scientists set up 7,000 snare
sites made of barbed wire strands
encircling a lure. Barbs snared
clumps of hair from bears as they
climbed through the wires to get
to the lure. .
Biologists then sent the hair
samples to an outside lab where
state-of-the-art genetic tech-
niques were used to determine
the sex of the bear and a DNA pro-
file. They used these data in popu-
lation models to generate popula-
tion estimates and to calculate
impact of road kills on bear popu-
lations.
The Wildlife Foundation of
Florida provided funding for the
genetic analysis component of
the study.
Tim Breault, director of the
FWC's Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation, said, "The
study showed that, on average,
road-kill mortality rates for Florida


black beai populations are similar
to those for American black bears
in other eastern states. The princi-
pal conclusion of this study is that
while road-related mortality
impacts the status of bear popula-
tions, the current level of road
mortality appears to be sustain-
able, and does not pose an imme-
diate threat to the status of the-
population segments studied."
He said similar mortality rates
don't necessarily mean they have
similar impacts on bear popula-
tions, however.
Mr. Breault said the study
enabled FWC scientists to use
cutting-edge technology to gener-
ate the best population assess-
ment to date for bears in these
areas.
"It will be useful in assessing
the magnitude of the threat to
populations posed by motor vehi-
cles," he said. "The study shows
that, on average, road kills do not
pose a threat to Florida's bear
populations, based on current
population estimates. However, if
habitat decreases and new roads
lead to increases in mortality
rates, we would need to re-evalu-
ate these conclusions."
The Florida black bear is on
the state's list of imperiled species
as "threatened". It is not listed on
the federal endangered or threat-
ened species lists.
"The Florida black bear, a
unique sub-species that occurs
primarily in Florida, once was
widely distributed throughout
Florida. Bears require large home
ranges and need ample habitat to


ensure a healthy population. Sev-
eral factors, such as urban devel-
opment and an increase in
human population, have reduced
bear habitat. The bears that once
roamed across the entire state
have been fragmented into isolat-
ed sub-populations," Mr. Breault
said.
In Florida, the last bear hunt
was conducted in 1993. The sea-
son was closed in 1994, and FWC
staff "is not recommending
resumption.
This study focused on road
kills and did not directly address
issues such as nuisance bears and
bear hunting, Mr. Breault said.
"There is a wide range of opin-
ions regarding bear conservation.
To gain a better understanding of
public attitudes, opinions, and
perceptions regarding bears and
bear management, the FWC will
begin a survey in Florida later this
year."
To view the FWC report and
FAQs on line, go to:
MyFWC.com/bear/Onlineireport
s.htm. For more information
about the Florida Black Bear and
living in bear country, check out
www.wildflorida.org/bear/.
The estimated populations for
each studied area are:
*Apalachicola: 438-695 bears
Big Cypress: 516-878 bears
*Eglin: 63-101 bears
Ocala: 729-1,056 bears
Osceola: 201-315 bears
St. Johns: 100-179 bears


,


CHIEF'S AUTO CARE
GRAND OPENING
AN)
BENEFIT SOUTHERN STYLE B


FOR
SLOOSA HUMANE SOCIE
I SATURDAY JULY 30
FROM 10M T3Lt. THE ENb

W PER PLATE RACE CARS ON b
KIDS PLATE SNAP ON TOOi
ZE RAFFLES KIbS PRIZE
ALL IPROFrITS FROM THE BBQ TO BEBEFIT THE CALOOSA HUMANE SOC


* -. ~ *-.J.sU;.tC.S
.
StsnSs.rd OrefessOinS.i
ror a montlas. *10 00
WiX ins tins in,'SOs. flt.1s1x
Is Efle sa~.5 as. -lIe tInes
wIn ins *10.00
flealtI,. i5 115.5 15.115*
wlzLs,,e ev'er1reflO~5 *0115
mae. flefl~t ins labs. tIlls
011cr 511e.C .3,I1.Ir 111,


CALL roAD. THIS OFFER ENDS SOONI
Dish Depot
Your Local Satellite Proional
^ LaBelle (863) 674-4728 Clewiston (863) 983-3086


SKIllED CHIROPRACTIC CARE
33 YEARS OF SERVICE TO
CLEWISTON & MOORE HAVEN AREAS

Auto Injuries Headaches Work-Related
Injuries Neck Pain Sports Injuries Carpal
Tunnel/TMJ Sprains/Strains Back & Leg Pain










PROVIDER FOR MOST HMO'S/PPO'S BLUE CROSS/BLUE
SHIELD PROVIDER MEDICARE/MEDICAID PROVIDER

DR. EDWARD VICKERS SR.,
Ctlropractor
Office Hours:
M-W-F 8:30AM to 6:30PM by Appointment

( Call for an Appointment Today! )


CHIROPRACTIVZ & REHABILITATION CLINIC
(863) 983-83913
905 W. Ventura Ave. Clewiston


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursdav, Julv 28, 2005


Iprsi re


I 'IRM








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 28, 2005


Police
Continued From Page 1
mendation, and to unveil the
final list of parcels under consid-
eration for annexation.
After that hearing is held, the
city is expected to enter into a
local agreement that will official-
ly bring the new parcels into the
city limits.
From the beginning, city offi-
cials have said that eliminating


the parcels of land in the areas
outside the city is a question of
public safety. Currently, there are
instances found throughout the
city where the jagged boundaries
of the city that have been created
from previous annexation con-
fuses the issue of which law
enforcement agency should
respond to an emergency at a
specific location. The city of Belle
Glade's police department has
jurisdiction over locations inside
the city, while the Palm Beach


County Sheriff's Office services
all areas outside the city limits.
Examples highlighted includ-
ed houses located very closely to
one another, yet serviced by dif-
ferent law enforcement units, at
times causing confusion that
delays the quick delivery of serv-
ices.
Using language found in state
law, the city is now able to annex
parcels of land that disrupt that
continuity of such services, with-
out having to gain the support of


the landowners it is looking to
bring into the city limits.
Affected parties quickly
opposed the idea, and felt that
they did not have to enter into the
city, especially if some of their
properties did not meet the crite-
ria as set forth in the agreement
the city is planning on using to
annex an ongoing argument
between the two parties.
Attorney Margaret Cooper
was hired to represent a number
of those residents. She is working


closely with city staff and con-
sultants in addressing the con-
cerns of her clients.
At the July 18 city meeting, the
city's consultant on the issue,
Brad Biggs, explained that the
two sides seemed to have
reached an agreement. He said
there was "no point" in the two
sides continuing the argument,
which could lead to further "con-
flict and lawsuit". Mr. Biggs told
the commission, "I think you
should take the easy route."


A number of.the parcels in
question were removed, includ-
ing parcels of land that the city
and the county agreed would
remain county land in order for it
to qualify for special funding in
place for infrastructure.
Homeowners outside the city
limits are encouraged to attend
the upcoming hearings.
City Manager Houston Tate
said, "We're hoping we're able
to make sure our community
and our staff are on one accord."


Bicker
Continued From Page 1
ble and that the finance depart-
ment has in the past been recog-
nized for excellence in financial
recording.
The commissioners on the
board unanimously agreed that
Commissioner Garrett had acted
wrongly. They voted four-to-one
against Garrett's sole opposition
to formalize the reprimand at
the July 18 city meeting.
It was a similar statement
made a few weeks ago that
motivated the commission into
publicly censuring the commis-
sioner who oftentimes. direct
with his comments.
In his defense regarding the
charges including a state-
ment that Mr. Garrett had acted
unilaterally in his drive to con-
tact state officials, as well as the
governor's office, without first
bringing his concerns to the
commission Commissioner
Garrett said he had tried to make
the commission aware of the
issue but was continually batted
down whenever the conversa-
tion shifted to talk of the city's
finances. He said his request for
an in-depth and comprehensive
audit was never followed
through, something he said he's
been asking for years.
"This didn't happen on the
spur of the moment," he said.
He said more attention should
be placed on how grant funding
is maintained and used.
Myrtle Rains, who stood up
from the audience, was clearly
disappointed. Though she said
she didn't know the full details
of the reprimand or Mr. Garrett's
argument, she said there should
be an end to the infighting.
"The commissioners need to
work together if there's going to
be success in the city,' she said,
before addressing Mr. Garrett
directly. "It would have been so
easy to get the information from


finance [department]. Why go
to the governor?"
Former city commissioner
Sherrie Dulany also agreed that
the fighting should stop, but
placed the blame more squarely
on the shoulders of the commis-
sioners voting in favor of the
reprimand.
. "I think that this is pathetic.
This seems to be your focus, to
bicker among one another," she
said, adding that on several
occasions that she could
remember while she was on the
board, Commissioner Garrett
had indeed been told that '.'it
was not the appropriate time,"
to speak. "This is the guilty
accusing the guilty," she said.
Vice-Mayor Mary Kendall,
who proposed the drafting of
the reprimand at an earlier
meeting, said, "We do not have
anything to hide." She was in
disagreement with how Mr. Gar-
rett chose to approach the issue.
Commissioner Gwen Asia-
Williams said she was not
against the idea of an independ-
ent audit. She said that it
becomes necessary to now and
then commit to such an under-
taking and informed the com-
mission that an independent
audit is being prepared for next
year's budget 'cycle. "The
threats need to stop," she urged
her fellow commissioners.
"We're supposed to be a team."
Mayor Steve Wilson was the
last to comment.
"Yes I do endorse the idea of
audits, but we live in a country
of diplomacy," he said, "You
vote up or you vote down."
Referring to the people that
he believes disrupt the city
through their accusations, he
said, "You see their names
attached to these lawsuits," that
the city has fought in the past.
Hoping also that the fighting
will end, Mayor Wilson ended
the meeting, with a fey words
for his-critics in the meantime:
"Father, forgive them for they
know not what they do."


Arrest
Continued From Page 1
Inman told her she was not going
anywhere, "with that little skirt on."
The sworn statement continues by
stating that Mr. Inman grabbed his
wife by the leg and began punch-
ing her in the leg while saying,
"This will teach you."
The report alleges that Mr.
Inman then told her, "You're not
going anywhere," while reaching
for a belt from a nearby dresser. Mr.
Inman allegedly wrapped the belt
around his right hand and began to
strike his wife with the leather por-
tion and the buckle portion of the
belt about her upper body, arms,
and legs.
Officer Ginsberg noted in his
report that he did identify clear, red,
bruised marks on Mrs. Inman's
upper left arm, "which clearly
resembled a belt/strap." Officer
Ginsberg noted similar marks on
Mrs. Inman's back and a red mark
near her right shoulder.
Mrs. Inman's sworn statement,
Ms. Parchman's collaborating testi-
mony, as well as the visual evi-
dence of an assault, led to the deci-
sion to locate and arrest Charles
Inman, who was. subsequently
taken into custody for the charge of
aggravated domestic battery.
Inman subsequently admitted
that he struck his wife with a belt,
"out of frustration about her accu-
sations of his infidelity." Inman was
taken into custody and subse-
quently turned over to the Palm
Beach County Sheriff's Office for
incarceration, but was allowed to
go free on supervised release. He
was not required to post a bond to
secure his release, but the condi-
tions of the release state that he is
required to "check in" by telel-
phone.
The State Attorney's Office has
filed an Aggravated Battery with a
Deadly Weapon charge against
Inman, who will face arraignment
July29.
. According to Palm Beach Coun-
ty Division of Victim Services, a bat-


terer displays fairly typical behav-
iors and can be identified before
the victims find themselves
engrained in a situational cycle that
is difficult to escape, and, at times,
turns deadly.
A batterer will typically begin a
secured relationship with signs of
unwarranted jealousy and justify
the behavior by saying that is sim-
ply a sign of their love for the other
person. Victim Services states that
jealousy has nothing to do with
love it's a sign of possessiveness
and lack of trust.
A batterer will then begin to
show more and more controlling
behaviors and justify this by saying
that he is concerned for his part-
ner's safety. Anger will arise when
the woman arrives home late from
an appointment or an errand. As
this behavior intensifies, he will
begin to take more control over
every aspect of her life, including
clothing choice, denying her the
right to attend church, and may
even refuse to let her work from fear
that she may, "meet someone else".
Abusers will set unrealistic
expectations upon their partners
and will begin an isolationist cam-
paign to isolate their victim from all
friends and family members.
Some telltale signs that you may
be in an abusive relationship
include: Does your partner call you
names, put you down, or laughs at
your ideas? Does your partner react
to things by yelling, slamming
doors, throwing things, or threaten-
ing to hurt you or others? Do you
get to choose your own friends?
Are you allowed to use the
phone as you wish? Are you forced
to do sexual things that you don't
want to do? Do you have choices
about your sexual relationship?
Victim Services offers a way out
of an abusive relationship. They
have a Belle Glade office located in
the West County-Glades County
building at 2976 State Road 15, on
the second floor. Their phone num-
ber is (561) 996-4871 or call the Vic-
tim Services hotline at (561) 833-
7273 and remember that love
shouldn't hurt.


Community Events


H.O.PE Meetings
Citizens of the city of South Bay
have recently formed a group
called H.O.P.E. "Helping Others
Pursue Equality." This is due to the
monthly increase in our water and
sewer bills and will decide our
course of action. Meetings are
scheduled the first Wednesday of
every month in the Miracle by Faith
Fellowship Hall, 1035 N.W. 1
Street, South Bay. Your attendance
will make a difference.
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 thou-
sands have come to Christ, been
baptized, welcomed into church
membership, taught the real
meaning of worship and fellow-
ship, equipped for ministry, and
then sent out for their mission in
the world. Troubled marriages
have been healed, broken relation-
ships between church members
restored, and a new spirit of unity,
vision, and purpose swept through
many congregations. Miracle Tem-
ple is located on State Road 715 in
Belle Glade, FL and those interest-
ed in registering for the Campaign
should call (561) 996-7653 or
(561) 996-8568. All are welcome.
Entertainment sought
Do you have a special talent
that you'd like to share with the
community? Do you dance, partic-
ipate with a step team, sing, recite
poetry or do praise dances? If so,
we want you to come and show
off your talent and win great prizes
for each category. If you are inter-
ested, please contact Mrs. Jessie
Terry at (561) 202-7701 or Mrs.
Lawanda Harper at (561) 924-
3126.


Come Join Ourr Team, 1Vew Rates
VIMake the DJrive Worth TlVhile
$$$ RN's Earn Between $27 and $30 Per Hour $$$
$$$ LPN's earn between $23 and $25 per hour $$$
WmVm =lN O T Mn OO IU Pl R m, mAlg ,I,7a




Contact Tia Coidemai, DON for a cofienitial


intemiev orfai you resume to 83,983E

Palm Terrace
301 South Gloria Street, Clewiston, FL 33440
(863) 983-5123'


Reading

Continued From,Page 1
"We'll have additional primary
books that the kids enjoy."
On Monday, Ms. Taylor-Smith
made sure to place an order for the
various tote bags and items that
are sold along with the books, to
be distributed to kids throughout
the school year.
The contribution demonstrates
the willingness of the community
to support its schools, a critical
point said Ms. Zaccagnino, who
urges more involvement in local
schools.
"It's the community's responsi-
bility and the parent's to build bet-
ter students, not just the school's,"
said Ms. Zaccagnino. "So often, we
look at schools to do it all. There


Park
Continued From Page 1
The best part of both grants,
Mr. Dowers explained, is the fact
that the city is not required to pro-
vide a matching amount of fund-
ing to qualify for the money. That
means that taxpayers in the city
Won't be bearing the financial
burden for the improvements, a


are so many things we can get
out."
According to Ms. Zaccagnino,
Buddy's, a store next door to Food-
land, will be providing a free serv-
ice to photograph and I.D. school-
aged children. And it's just the
beginning.
There is the possibility that
other stores in the area will contin-
ue that momentum, with Ms.
Zaccagnino looking at job shad-
owing and community education
programs offered by the business-
es in the future. She is committed
to strengthening the partnership
opportunities between the schools
and the community.
"You always start small and
then it grows to that stalk," said
Ms. Zaccagnino. "Hopefully, other
people will see this-and encourage
other businesses to get involved."


fact that Mr. Dowers is happy
with. Each grant is for $200,000.
"We're trying to pursue as
many grants as we can," said Mr.
Dowers, who said the activity
would continue and extend to
other parks throughout the city.
According to Mr. Dowers, the next
step in that effort will be to find
funding for improvements and
enhancements to Lyons Park and
Mace Park.


Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.

Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer. Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.


NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL
.866-549-2830


$24.99
a month for 1 year.
Taxes and surcharges apply. One-year
term agreement required. After one
year, pay $29.99 a month. $50 online
rebate covers $49.99 activation fee.



4-SprinL


Now you can enjoy High-speed Internet at a price that was worth the wait. Sprint
high-speed Internet with EarthLink means always-on access at a low monthly price
that won't jump up after three or six months. Use it to shop, email, get news and more
at speeds much faster than dial-up. All with the security of 24/7 technical support and a
suite of free blocking and protection tools. Sprint local customers get it all for just $24.99
a month when you combine it with other qualifying Sprint services.



Call 1-800-Sprint-3. Click sprint.com/high-speed.


Service not available in all areas. Monthly rate offer good for new High-speed Internet residential customers only and applies to up to 1.5 Mbps speed service. Not valid with any additional offers or discounts.
Offers are subject to change or cancel without notice. Monthly Fee: Promotional monthly rate of $24.99 applies for 12 months while customer subscribes to a qualifying Sprint Solutions' bundle and other Sprint
services. After 12 months, standard monthly rate of $29.99 will apply. Customer is'equirded .antAiolations" Standard Plan, Sprint Special Plan Plus or Sprint Premium Plan along with one other
Sprint service such as Sprint PCS or DISH Network? $49.99 activation fee will apply. Monthly rate vane by area. Taxes and surcharges are additional and are based on standard monthly rate. Sprint high-
speed Internet: A fee of $99 will be charged for early termination. Actual performance may vary due to conditions outside of Sprint's network control. These conditions may include variables such as customer
location, physical equipment limitations, network congestion, server and router speeds of Web sites accessed, inside wiring or telephone conditions. Minimum level of speed is 384 Kbps. Additional restrictions
may apply Rebate: Customer must request and submit $50 rebate online at hsirebate.sprint.com within 45 days of installation. Sprint high-speed Internet account must be active and in good credit standing to
receive rebate. Limit of one rebate per household. Sprint will not honor lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or duplicate rebate forms. 2005 Sprint. All rights reserved. Sprint, the diamond logo
design, Sprint PCS and Sprint Solutions are trademarks of Sprint Communications Company L.P. EarthLink is a registered trademark of EarthLink, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005








-




SIfH
In c USE goo'E D CR S RS T
FR M usUP R


8899 TOYOTA

SIENNA XLE

I-



IABNDE. STK#54318A





"03 HUMMER

H2


BACK. STK#5554A



37,990


'01 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS $10 990
GOLD, 31K MILES, STK#54036A................ ,
'03 PONTIAC VIBE $1 1 99
AUTO, SILVER, STK#5-3773A.......................
'00 LINCOLN TOWN CAR 12 990
WHITE, CARRIAGE TOP. STK#52147A....... $ 1 ,9 U
'01 VW PASSAT Q1 9
SILVER, STK#54731A.................................. ,
'03 HONDA CIVIC $4 Q 39
STK#54316A ......................................... ........ ,
'05 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER 4 49
WHITE, 8K MILES. STK#54664A...........................
'05 MITSUBISHI GALANT 15,990
BLUE, 4K MILES. STK#54851A............................. ,
'02 CADILLAC DEVILLE 4 DR. $ 7 99Q
WHITE. STK#6-055A $1 ,99U
'04 FORD MUSTANG GT $ 7 ,an
BURGANDY STK#52481A................................... I I ,
'04 CHRYSLER CROSSFIRE $on 2 gQ
RED 6 SPEED STK#54613A ...................... ,


'00 CHRYSLER SEBRING $ Q99Q
GREEN LOW, MILES STK#55007A ,9
'99 HONDA ACCORD 4DR $7 Q0
AUTO SILVER STK#54109A. I ,990
'01 MITSUBISHI LANCER OZ S8 990
LOW MILES. STK#59045A 0,99U
'02 HONDA CIVIC $o na n
STK#52612A $ S8,99
'03 PONTIAC GRAND AM $ yon
WHITE. STK#5-3845A 9,790
'02 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER $9 990
BLUE. STK#5-4339A.
'04 KIA SPECTRA
STK#50697A............ ........ .... ...................... 9 ,9 9 0
'04 BUICK CENTURY $1 n 990
SILVER. STK#53180A $ 1,99
'02 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER LTD. $4 9n
SUNROOF. STK#5-4339A ................................ U U
'04 FORD TAURUS SES $0 n 990
ALL POWER, TAN. STK#6079A U,99U


Vi'i4'IAND 'IVANS PECkiLd ,~ (4 ,..


'02 FORD ESCAPE XLT 13 990
LEATHER. STK#54015A.-...............................-$ 9 90
'02 HONDA CRV .' Q2
SILVER. STK#5-2741'A ................ .
'03 HONDA ELEMENT 1
SILVER. STK#5838A .............................................
'04 JEEP WRANGLER 1 7 QQQ
BLACK, 2K MILES, STK#54379A....................... I
'04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 17 990
BURGUNDY, STK#54762A 17 ,99U
'05 SATURN VUE Q17,990
BLUE 8K MILES. STK#54236A I U
'02 HONDA ODYSSEY 1 8 990
40K MILES. STK#54132A I 0,99U
'05 FORD SPORT TRACK $2. 0990
STK#52833A
'04 NISSAN ARMADA 9
18K MILES. STK#54137A 27.990


TRUCKS SPECIALS (1r~!


'01 DODGE DAKOTA
STK#54999A $7,990
'02 FORD RANGER 8 990
GOLD, STK#6101A o8,990
'01 DODGE RAM 1500
WHITE, LOW MILES. STK#52171A $9,990
'03 DODGE 1500 QUAD CAB 9 990
STK#54698A 9,990
'00 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB XLT FLARESIDE 990
WHITE. STK#5-3477B.. 0,990
'02 CHEVY 1500 SILVERADO EXT CAB 1 790
TAN. STK#54702A $11,790
'04 DODGE 1500 REG. CAB
V8, AUTO. STK#5-9025A 12,990


'04 TOYOTA TACOMA
A/C, AUTO. STK#544698 14,990
FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC
3 TO CHOOSE STARTING AT 15,990
'03 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB
BLUE. STK#5-3602A ......$.. 17,990
'03 DODGE 1500 SLT QUAD CAB
SILVER LOW MILES SHARP, STK#54794A.............. 17,990
'03 FORD F-150 SUPERCAB LARIAT
BLACK. STK#53270A ..... 19990
'02 FORD F-250 SUPER CREW 4X4
DIESEL. STK#54795A 26,990


--S[ffA,9L-4a"1 BLA E JLSPNOLR PARLEZ VOUS F RANVCAISo & CREOLE
STORE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY: 8:30AM 9PM SATURDAY: 8:30AM 9PM SUNDAY: 11AM 6PM
Offers expire date of publication. Must present this ad at time of purchase to receive advertised offers. All offers to qualified buyers. Savings based off original MSRP Dealer not responsible
for typographical errors or omissions. Prices plus tax, tag & title. All vehicles subject to prior sale. See dealer for details. Art for illustration purposes only.


'98 CHEVROLET BLAZER $499
STK#6000A $,4990
'98 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4 $ 699Q
STK#54947B $,8U
'99 FORD EXPLORER $
50K MILES. STK#55385A 6,990u
'01 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $8
BURGUNDY. STK#54475A 8,990
'01 FORD WINDSTAR LX 4 DR. S Qg n
SILVER. STK#5-4167A .$,9 U
'01 FORD ESCAPE $9
WHITE/SILVER. STK#51893A $9,990
'02 FORD WINDSTAR LX 1 990n
4 DOOR, WHITE. STK#54774A U,9U
'02 JEEP LIBERTY $11 790
BLUE. STK#5-4226A 1, U
'02 JEEP LIBERTY $11 990
STK#52931A 11990A


I CAR SPECIALS


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 28, 2005


Place your Call A Pro

today for only

$ 10 per week!

Call Lauren or Melissa at

863-983-9148, 863-946-

05 11 or 561-996-4404


NO ONE WILL WORK HARDER FOR YOU THEN
JAMIE NAVARRO GIVE HIM A CALL ON HIS
CELL AT (239) 822-9272
REALTY C. BAGANS FIRST
IW WORLD 30 Colorado Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936


I'VE SOLD ALL MY

LISTINGS FAST!

LET ME SELL

YOURS FAST TOO!
MLS


I


VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS SALES
C EINDY L, ALEXANDER
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
ASSOCIATES: EDITH MILLER
AND TIM SPENCER
675-0500


U =---I 3II1 -NEW LOCATION
SI 233 N. BRIDGE ST
SMS.. 3 ON THE CORNER OF
0I WASHINGTON
RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE and screened lanai. Asking $189,900.
NO PETSI 3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits on
2/2/1 $600/M Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from mouth of
3/2/1 $700/M river. Being sold "as is". Reduced to $600,000.
HOMES FOR SALE ACREAGE FOR SALE
THIS HOME HAS IT ALL!! 5 possibly 6 bed- A MUST SEEII This 4Bed/2Bath manufac-
room/3bath. Includes office, family, dining and tured home with ca ort on fenced in 3+/-
,,:. Home sits on 2 breath taking acres acres. Includes eakfast nook,
.iLl...1 rlh oaks, palms and a variety of fruit retreat off mast ont and back
trees. Property also has a running creek along porch, Property also has 2,100 sq. ft barn. Call
the back. Asking $400,000. today for an appointment. Asking $329,900.
2 POSSIBLY 3BEDROOM/2BATH CBS IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101
HOUSE. Newer cerp Dl g sold "as is" Acres /- with wood frame house. Being sold
House is located in (a iZun. Asking $165,000. "As Is" Call for more details.
IN PORT LABELLE This 3Bedroom/2Bath/I LOTS FOR SALE
Car garage hom e.iimngeautifully land- BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with old
scapcd .25 acre lo~mir"N estigous oaks of blk building sold "As Is" Asking $40,000.
LaBelle. Home is well maintained with updated THREE LOTS ADJOINING each other in
appliances and a new roof. Asking $135,000. Port LaBelle. Asking $50,000 each.
3BEDROOM/2BATH/1 CAR GARAGE sits LOTS AVAILABLE IN HIGHLANDS
on a beautiful cQ gil "lq l with fruit trees COUNTY. Starting at $25,000.
and just a bloc W the golf course. CALL FOR A LIST OF AVAILABLE LOTS
Home has large kitchen with breakfast nook IN PORT LABELLE.


Get your ad in the Hendry Glades Real Estate Magazine
today! Call hauren or Melissa
'44'"
at 863-983-9148, 863-946-0511 or 561-996-41404


- 0~~ ~-1rr r;~c~~-~jj,. -. ~. .. ,.,-,


ir If you are thinking of buying or selling, give us a call! S-,J


Subdivision with 2 full baths & 2 half baths.
This home also features real wood kitchen
cabinets, breakfast bar, separate living room
and family room. Not to big and not to small.
This one has it all for only $129,900
* HANDY MAN SPECIAL! 3BR/1.5B CBS
home in town. This is a great investmetn
opportunity priced at only $44,900.
f,


* Bumping into everybody? If you --- --
need room, this 4BR/2BA pool home Gulf access by community dock! Fishing,
delivers!. You'll love coming home and boating & water sports right out your door!
relaxing in the pool during the hot This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B
summer months or snuggleing in front mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at Pine Island. Community pool & spa. Don't
only $275,000. miss this cozy fishing getaway! $149,900.
H HH-U -.-Mh. _. Only a hop, skip and a jump to shopping
"- and schools! 4BR/2B manufactured home on
1.14+/- acres w/ a great country feel but only
* Bumping into everybody? If you minutes from town. $147,900
need room, this 4BR/2BA pool home JUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2B manufac-
delivers! You'll love coming home and tured home is in pristine condition! You will
relaxing in the .pool during the hot fall in love with this home the minute you
summer months or snuggleing in front step foot on this oak filled property. Call for
of the fireplace in the winter. Priced at a private showing today before it's too late!
only $275,000. Only $128,000. Owner says make me an offer!
* Vacation in the back yard! It's relaxing just 4BR/2B manufactured home with over 1,700
being at this 3BR/1.5B CBS home on Albany. sq. ft 4 fi Atfres
Features a 1/2+/- ac'lot, fencing, living room include a ast Oarvate cengs, a
& family room or 4th bedroom and screened huge master suite & fenced yard. Only
lanai. Only $169,900. $52,500.
* 3BR/2B home in Eucalyptus Village. In the i
process of being renovated. Closed in garage
will 40- i-e-otw "-a CM-New FM M A0 .kM M
kitchen countertops, cabinets and stainless Beautiful homesite partially cleared 5+/-
steel appliances. New ceramic tile flooring acres on Case Road. $224,900.
throughout. Can't be shown until after Hard to find acreage in Muse don't let
August 1st. $155,900. this oTlPlHJ R a I NTI4Ikt' for
* What a deal!! 3BR/1.5B CBS home in only $199,900.
LaBelle only minutes from shonning. Drop dead gorgeous! 2+/- acre oak filled
Featu0I i nWt a iff es cornerlot on Evans Rd. Comes with a single
paint and lots more. Only $147,900. wide mobile home currently rented. At this
* 2 bedroom home in the Belmont price you're getting the mobile home for free!


Only $119,900.
* Improved 1.25 acre lot in Montura. Cleared
w/wAlpVp)GqO4eriACTd m.
home. $49,900.
* Beautiful wooded 1.25+/- ac. on Jasmine St.
in Montura. Great for investment or home-
site. Only $46,000.
* Spacious lot in Montura for raising your
family. $44,900.
* P H -d tgihg tura
* Wooded 1.25+/- acre. Lot in Montura.
$42,500.
* 1.2UkM9Wp(gg(C ]ftt CT

* Beautiful .25+/- acre comer lot in down-
town LaBelle w/great potential. Currently
zoned for duplex or single family w/a possi-
bility of rezoning to Business. $129,000.
* 1/2 Acre lot in Alva on Pearl St. $126,000.
* 2 Igig t ,iijoan d great
* Comer lot in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready
for your new home. $64,900.
* Nice lot on Bogie Court in Unit 102.
$54,900.
* 2 beautiful unit 102 lots. In oak hammock.
Bring your family to this quiet neighborhood]
$54,900 each.
* Corner lot in Unit 102 w/large oak.
Beautiful lot for your dream home. $54,900.
* Triple lot in Unit 6. $49,900.each
* Double lot in Unit 9. $49,900 each.
* Ullf i BERetCatl B'lugl

* 1.18+/- acres zoned C-1 commercial just
South of LaBelle city limits with 175+/- feet of
frontage on SR29 and frontage on Luckey
Street. Asking $450,000.


gFormFunction 8 Affordability! R.",=, or It ",First.Fa Hom~irsie b 8ou r, OAse






Gated River Community Gracious Two Story Nott& Hoemtl BRING Y OUR BO'-A-ri
'.rB~~.7nciihr, al i-&Os *I0s .1 I,,-..,or
*r3rodaaiaWendgof1eoI. ar f 5 lh 5 .e q t. Cn. u B.l S
50 0 n7r'd,' g0


--"-." ImpM,-- I p -" !r QfTiTis.2.Stor v"
40+1- Acres Cleared and Fenced Riverfront Retreat LaBelle Riverfront Home!
5BR/3'BA Located n lle 3BR/2.5BA Custom Home "',-, i iB-...-.Dc1.3AM
STARTING AT
$995.000 $975,0Cr00 .cCI

D5VEPPM 9T P^BNTIL1






er-7)-7j.I


Unlimited Portention! Unsurpassed Location!
2,350 +/- sq ft. climate-controlled CBS building, complete
with officelreception area and a full bathroom, plus a 32' x 16'
two-story outbuilding, on a 0.40 +/- acre gated and fenced in
Tint. hng(7-E55 OOOCC








Don't Let This One Pass You By...
This multi-family housing complex conslstlhg
of one completely renovated 4-unit (2BRII
apls ) CB6 buildin; end oine 5-unlt CBS build-
ing in need of replar, has unmatched potential
for an Income-producingI InvesBtmenti Located
on a corner lot In the Washlngton Park neigh-
borhtood In Moore even
SQ330C 000
^~~~~~ ^^' **


E~1T~


1I" I '- ,,
3BF. 2B Manufacture-a norne on 18d it' on you. x itwab) o a c...I o..
i Acres irn e t LI or cie1ml sor 5 D ail j /-.r n i .a re l -1000 wn
(an te your key to ho'T'e o0 nr Drt.ip i1n aro ')Dn..T N prf.et: 3 1 T'-rl
-S_. .: 7 .. r:" C h (2o



4',L0TS AVAILABLE
RIerfrntlt 2.07 AC ............M12.90
I.ktefinimirt.ms A.. ........u24,mo Beautiful & Private
jtIrmllmnew 1.IAC. ..-.44S.900 Located In LaBelle on 2 Acres
L akrfr...n,.t .95A .............- M99,90 C 1 90 0
LOTS AVAILABLE 16H -
PORT LABELLE
.25 ACRE
CALL FOR Grpenwod For S/ I 7 Acre
UPDATED LIST C
--e5.000


Sherri Denning
Licensed-Real Estate Broker since 1985
Associates


V\


- Wayne Mcquaig
- Lisa Cleghorn
- Bonnie Denning. CPA
- Tracey Williams
- Joyce Gerstman

VIM"l


: Home

Builders

Port LaBelle
Exciting New Plans
Homes from Mid $100S
Spec Homes Available Now














Lots Available, Seller Financing
Visit Our Model Center
2480 East State Road 80
863/612-0551
www.chlhomebuilders.com


Beautiful Oversized Homesitel -
Latourd 260 CaeU EM.ts D. 64 Ace'
SiT.E3I i5 C)


- Lisa Herrero
- Paul Meador
- Art Fry
- Greg Bone
- Ivonne Hallman


238 N. Bridge St. LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lic. Real Estate Broker
Associates: Sandra Alexander, Linda Delde
Davis, James Tanner, Rozana Cisneros, Kevin
4tlt 9.V t y Nelson, Rose Mason, Dwight Hatfield
Rcalthj Group. INc. www.southwestfloridarealtygroup.com
'mL. 'SE HABLA ESPANOL
HOMES: 272,000. 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
* $145,000 Spacious 2/2 home has three extra shed.
rooms that could be bedrooms. Great for families. $89,900 4.94+/- acres property features
MOBILE HOMES: home or mobile home pad 50X100 with septic
* $249,000 3BD/2BA former exotic animal tank.
home. Cages galore. $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot
* $168,500 2BD/1BA mobile home on 5 acres on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
that's fenced, has stocked fish pond, and horse $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved
stalls, road in heart of Montura.
* $160,000 4BD/2BA mobile home with fire- $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
'plac, .hg.tO R X aldin- Montura.
ing room anwk-inc oset. $46, l, iel OTt on
S$119,900 This 3BD/2BA manufactured home corner o Mssour' and em 'o1e
feat u l itbl ^ iH et stor- $35,000 -1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
age.8home on +/- acr out awa UMBUtEnCi 'THFW .Also
* $89,900 3 home on 1+/- acre adjoining 1.07+/- acre wooded lot available.
with new carper, Svl mbt. $33, - ac ie'~ nes,
$ mobile yo n -joi o' avail-
home wit new crp, vinyl anpain. able.
ACREAGE.: HOMESITES
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoin- $72,900 Beautiful lot in Greenbrar. Large
ing ]j access. $ eatul lot reenbir
S$0" res e, lotsof canal, majestic oaks.
trees, fronts on two roads, ownerwill divide. $55,9If) leCUN! l atR -CTcre.
* $998,025 Warehouse & o of n 1.38+/- $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the per-
acre. One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized fectplace to build your dream home.
with clean bill of health. $45,000- .46+/- acre. Nesdtle your home under
* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibil- the oaks on these three oak filled city lots.
ities! Come check it out before someone else $45,000. .25+/- acre lot in growing section of
does! Port LaBelle.
$668,500 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an Auto $35,t.o+ageegi.area
Salvage yard. Close to e.
* $430,000 A creek runs through it!! 2 beauti- $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots avail-
ful 20 acre parcels on Bee Branch, lots of trees! able in 55 and older Community located in Moore
Don't miss out on this unique acreage! Haven Yacht Club. Call for more information.


rF r7 =n a o H 0" MX IE


Thursday, July 28,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


PLATTER
\


s CU WSTN PRE-OWNEDSUPERSTORE
Ask about our NEW

onrida's #1 program vehicle dealer 'oa


1.,CC used vehicles at all locations
WWW.PLATTNERAUTOMOTIVEGROUP.COM OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
CHEVY TRUCKS
tk. ,A4---


t.cudorpM Gw eny nae sahcrupo tu oyg niwolA
savaffGELew


AM&M im-,


-WI
I', ?h'8940f


WEAS W.99.5.00
11s 146.79 1.4011
'J99CADILLAC SlI).% N: IAIII-
rli


I DODGE DU1RANGO) SUI
k" Nis1




ORO EL


IS N 3,1i


1997 LIN('01LN iO%1 NC AR

... .. ..


2INJ5PONFIA IBE




WAS. 11S.94,00O


*Air (ondisiua~iing
*AMIVBI Sierre
*TAks'er ,sndsns,
Power loIL


'kilt miakwIlII
AM IA 11 Stere
A,(9) mc
WA SY5P
P 4% 40


- iii.
~. C Iii
-1*~
-2:1~ sl
.1 sii.I,
lids 22 InNi
ijy5 Cl


Air Cunditiosiing
AmI ie ccwind, sex


W4S $b%994.00


CHEVY- iX)DGEl 1FO)RD
1/2 TON- 3/4 ION-IT'IN- (,A,4- I~LS:-1
4x4- 4x2
QUA 'A)CABS- E'LI 'CAB-RI.S- (.CAB
COME BY AND) 51+. 0 R


ONE.PRICE NO HASSLE DEALERSHIP!
Sc Hablu Espanol Prequentc Por Joe. Iuis or Sttc i


IB


isli~t,~


f1111180 '. I o 6l 11111




863-983-1759


UP O9$4,00 FF*EWCHER-ET


Thu SM K lay.e DuaI
Everes Still es tbs M Employt Il




It's Simple. You Pay What 1


2005 BUICK
LE SABRE


CONVERTIBLES &
COUPES
6 SPEEDS & AUTOMATICS


WOUmo WE PsML ...SO
OMNAN&AM- 40


2005 CHEVROLET
TAHOE LS


STK* 270713


MW yIM1 Ra Eiw a.. ...... ... 1,00
01W EIKBORY 0lm J1.E .. ...... .. ...St,0 0
SAL PRICE$ 27 273
BEFORE TRADE IN |
Many Others Available At Similar Savings


f r 2005 CHEVROLET
1500 EXTENDED CAB
ST 337w 259787


=S-YOU MWN $P#~-.~ 24,175

ME IN~2 7
rs Available At Similar Savtings


IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY
GMS DOES NOT APPLY ON'CORVETTFLS
2005 CHEVROLET
1500 CREW CAB LS


Ban been xt d dl LW MILE TRADE-INS
eent Plu All Rebatesl MINT CONDITION

CADM ,,,, *CADaH E S F RATES As
OiraI MI e21025. 0

We Pay. Not a Cent More. 183m 7,73
Ug CADILLAC SALE! V u13pCpMp un..ISr O.M
DEMOS, COMPANY CARS. ONE-OWNER TRADE-INS # uE IJ 15 .1.0,950
211K Mlle. #129.61 21K Miles. 14730 loaded, Only12Miles
$21.950 fsc" $24,950 To p U5UUUa MW Lnm 1210,l S
'02 CLULACu 6t,-E 05oMC UKON.. '05 CADLLAC CTSTV '05 CHEVROLET i1EM a LOm eIMIIBR
19K Miles 0126359 1DOMles '142176 Only 36 Ml,.s. 160228 CAVALIER 4, K C.. ...l. .... 1rM .0
S25,950 s 34,950 s37,950- 0u2W,4r ....................... 1,50
'03 CADILLAC C418 9n .......... ..... ..s
CTS '05 CHEVROLET mii. 5IR IS
SOLONEW FOR 34.8 0 MALIBU ... .. a
Sale Price S22,894 ', .,
1,984 .M109* 104cH r am S
'05 CADILLAC "*05,P98 1NTIAC 0 '" 86Sr4,8s
SRX l'05 PONTIACGl SciN 1alITmmT
.m fewof,,.sso GRAND AM SE |lc lllueAU
5 NEW FOR'3.550 GRAND AM SE Lealher. Tow Package,.,
$9.. OR') ID-A r1 ra c e Only 2K Miles, #349286.......>. S ,l i5


I .Sale Price LJ,oof .-
'05 CADILLAC
_.al DEVILLE
"-r SOLO NEW FOR 46,095 0iE
M ....- Sale Price 25984
."ifr.Dp MlN ORMI I 'll S- .- 1 mn i
SA1EPCE 9'os CADILLAC .
BEFORE TRADE 7 59 FCAiLME ESV
Many Others Available At Sinfilar Savings SOLD NEW FOR 8A.765
i M 1 301 N ii ,,'l.170 I Sale Price 39,984


- bj i


m you m ial ll
~ueN WOUm EW 31111
2,119- v


('05 CADILLAC

SOLD NEW FOR'4.0 4.80
Sale Price 39,984
'05 CADILLAC .
MCALADE ESV I
SOLD NEW FOR '64.5
Sale Price48, 984
'05 CADILLAC IW
ESCALADE ESV
SOLD NEW FOR717180,
Sale Price s59,984


.iinuini Il ~44


CENTURY .5
- g194 ; s4 42
'05 CHEVROLET
IMPALA 3
S1,84 CE 61*R


'05 CHEVROLET "
VENTURE "C
Bai auNEFou.InvIen monlkav r
s13,984 s196*
'05 BUICK
LESABRE
s13,984 1196"
'05 CHEVROLET .
TRAILBLAZER J
s15,9840$232*w

VIEW OUR FULL INVENTORY ANY TME at


AI84F. 16 .. .. .. .1
14 CEIIffl TUAIUNIAIfDI
only S2lK MALLS caeno
.18 3 ...... ... .S 1 / 1 h
'05 CEYILO PT C1111111:1
Convclv-blje 5uion Ir.Ialng Inaliuo
26619. ........... .
I2 CHEVRKT ISM8AIII7
l,;JLjaenIOn, OAPP~
133CONMfH NIOLS
132"80............ ..... S3,85n
04 EVMIMHIRVHM 25lMEE CARW

15 CMYSLOI 30 LIMITED
Only 159 Miobs
.oegd,d. jijj,,O .... ..........2Aq9
'9*H FIRMTEPEWU FERI[BAIIER
Only 13K Miles,
.eoatier, Loaded, !AI7446 .......$24,050
'N 800 W CREW CA WMl
Clean, All Power, CusmminDinleelEn'ne,
,Only 343 Miles, #11552971 ...I ....... f-fi


PsLATTFr as elUmusm umw moms
MON.-FRI. 9:00am.-8:Opm MON,-FRI. 7:30am-5:30pm
SAT. 9:OOam-6:OOpm SAT. 9:00am-12:OOpm
SUN. 11:00am.5:0pm

CHIVROLIT CHEVY TRUCKS w
w-".-' ..W 0 N 561-992-9700
1700 Fa.t Pamin Beach Rd.. Bette Glade,. FL 33430(30 minutes west of Palm Beach) WWW.plattnerautomotivegroup.com


GET THE LOAN FIRST!
CALL 1 -866-438-6356
LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT?
Bankruptcy'DivorceRossessions
WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN
1-866-438-6356
Operators Standing By


1. .'1 Hill i 1 6. 11 ij If De, D, 6 1 1 -1 .. v 1 1-1..... 1 L ,VE- VOa 6.10 -:1 llec wpdl Mr. "C'M6 rX ..roCr..,.Zj Epe.-' N' F..
r F 'bMtP6 Dr-r-AUV Plui i r. j- Aj .1f)rn h4f. iq
.4 j ifflr.] Afl,.'d 19JEW.D.'s-108 V1,


1996 DO[


tANI 100


\w Aomuld k
* Mir COnditioning
*AM/FM Stereo
C iD
.* ... ewimkm,
*lflPowtlck
........$..$26:994.00


9)we'-~wneJ (SUPERSTORE'
6112 SiigarIland II Ule..%( I on i d iIi.I1%!N orIh(pftlh 1h Isie a ina oon I I '%1%271


pm


p n iq i m


Thursday, July 28,2005


I


",9,994.00


.AOML.Mlirmir







Thursday, July 28, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee
- I


PLATTER







CHEVROLET


NELR BETHERE aaaec
1995 MERCURY GiRAN N MARQL I



4S, 9 494.0



IN T .,I ,.









2W03 DODGE Dl;RANGO SI.T 4x4
k I' d ,. ::..;r




e (- El
S12 S- "arlandu iN











1 DODGE RN still



It's Si
0 2005 BUICK
LE SABRE
STKf 105758




SBf CE mo $20,206
Many Dthers Available Ai Similar Savin
12005 CHEVROLE
TAHOE LS






Many Others Available At Similar Savi







k S-YOB B wWWEWai..........


SALEPRIE $ f0 4 75
BEFORE TRADE IN $ v 5
Many Others Available At Similar Savin


PLATTER'


CHEVROLET I

1700 East Palm Beach Rd., Belle Glade, FL


S CLE WIS


[Icridal #1 proC ram vehicle

1.C 1 Inued ielicles at all I(
WWW.PLATTNERAUTOMOTIVEGROUP.COM OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY SE


BUICK


PONTIAC Q m M Mi Indte y
EXCITEMTFNrT Lodng friik 6On [be Rid
V. tNF IRV. 1992 CADILLAC SEDAN DE',ILLL


1999 SEI



WAS
I/.S


20(


1 Alt


11 1
IS S


ONE PRK
Sc Hul


Iwilwi 1 i'ii +,

tnej (SUPERSTORE)
'le isio .lul Nortlh of their Marina 1n I1 271


isyms Disousut has be.n Exzeni




mple. You Pay What We Pay. Not a Cent


CONVERTIBLES &
COUPES
6 SPEEDS & AUTOMATICS


,1
.5W
'E


[


CADILLAC SALE! x
DEMOS, COMPANY CARS. ONE-OWNER TRADE-INS
'02 CADILLAC il" A Vi .. 03CULLACiEViLESl
2(K Mites, 12951 21 K Miles, #194730
421,950 _S.c" s24,950


02 CADILLAC W u!.EfIs '05 GMC YKOkN '05CADILLAC CTS-V
19K Miles.#126359 1110 Miles 0142126 Only36Miles. 1160278
125,950 -34,950 $37,950-
-0mw'03 CADILLAC .
CTS
IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY SLDNEWR,' 34,80
,, ,._ -, ,- n .. ,r ...i.. .L .i. Sale Price s2 2 ,8 4
2005 CHEVROLET '05 CADILLAC
1500 CREW CAB LS soW NEW Fwo,38.550
Sale Price 0 A C25,984 '

OiI ~SOLD NEW FOR '48,.095
aUM1 0LMIM"1M 22.71 Sale Price $25,984
SP I Bl iCO R .... si ~"" .


i,815
ans

ngs


B


2005 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO 1500


mm 8- 191109
m0 lWluxilwl~il .Sig0Ila
IANWOIEIAL WO

81118ienhiAt O1m~ias% S@innsu..


'03 CADILLAC
ISCALADE ESV
SOLD NEW FOR 658,765
Sale Price $39,984


1'05 CADILLAC
SOLD NEW FOR '4840
Sale Price 39,984
'05 CADILLAC P
ICALADE ESV
SOLD hEW FOR '64,500
Sale Price'48,984
'05 CADILLAC
FSCALADE ESV
SOLD NEW FOR i1.180*


MON.-FRI. 9:00am.8:00pm MON,-FRI. 7:30am-5:30pm
SAT. 9:00am.6:OOpm SAT. 9:00am. 2:.00pm
SUN. I1:-00a m.5:OOpm

CHEVY TRUCk 7 77 o
WA 561-992-9700
33430(30 minutes west of Palm Beach) www.plattnerautomotivegroup.com
I. -'.i L, i .. .: ...... .i ... -.r r *, e..-5r I ,41 a. ,,, T ,' ,,* la.,O .- ij,7 te0 e ,,
^ ___ 1J i]_J__ f^j _i^ gJ^^ ^ 4 I re r ,-.|ra p. ..^ ^.nl *L l^1. .1 ,, ,g*lu s. .ri'' i r,'i:'' 4PP .'ly];-m ;^*l^?].g^*.)]re7)I*T ^*J [e& r


'05 CHEVROLET mer, #aled, 1.46........... $24,950
TRAILBLAZER 1 14DOW 81=CREWWWM
sam 'Pricel MCean All Power, Cummins Diesel En
15,984 1,232K l 343Mlean 1,97........... i,95
VIEW OUR FULL INVENTORY ANY IME at WWW.DdBekGhs c.cBJ


OROMVD. GET THE LOAN FIRST!
L ICALL1-866-438-6356
LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT?
BankruptckyDivorce#*Repossessions
E* WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
M s 1-866-438-6356
Operators Standing By
S.-l ll1irif.- plui Ll B| re1, l. B ilrh lelri y,. ii j. (ner rI I r. 5 .r r .,. [ ih :
& I .INr i5..ul*l*i4r'maw ri l --


.


,T I T


Serving the communities South of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


CNI


PRE-OWNEDSUPERSTORE


le dealer ""wi

ti n aGM employee price
EVEN DAYS A WEEK Save up to $17,000 off sticker





BRING CONVERTIBLE 1999 IDOI>)G. ''0)
SAir O ditiqain i
AAV4FM Slcer)




12 HONDA CIVIC 21(H) IE'.S. .R\3

.mice1 h:


I H1.19D 1.01.0 IN17I '0 1
RYSLER PTCRUISER 2002 2S I UR'N SCI




12.99 1.00 1 SISS2JI9 1A~
.EII N I I .1 1 I FR 15


4\"4 4,12



'E NO HASSLE DEALERSHIP!
la Espanol Prequefilec P"or J. i'. I ir ,Nt i en







LO OE OWNER
d f OW MILE TRADE-INS
A|j I N7 MINT CONDITION
S*fRAT ES 2 9 AVi2 *
Mint, Bubble Car, Only 65K
Ori.al Milesi 182526..... ,E
M r e .V8,Aut1om.atic,
** I1 , IllS rini AB B 8 Z lSB

S OFFR-LEASE VEHICLES M 1.1I,35
:*- -U41 4 4 f. UEl MAIH
TO U SRP L d nliy 12K Miles
05 CHEVROLET in eDE LERSuirP
CAVALIER .OnnVr .isn

s u-.mao . ICAt199e................ ... .4,950

31111Of Ori a Mls1.. .......... .. 5i4
8,.984 s.109*- N .EM .R rMfle
mr.R.a4.moae Only 11KMi] les






o05 CHEVROLET ronfsiibi1 ruin LiII
IMPAL A. o .... .. $ s 9

CBV.TURY ,, .,, 7C rea.....imiD ,


'05 CHEVROLET c, n M LS
V[-ENTUH'RE $*s"


LESADRE 11scistm cnmsi
I* P8il 1 Laded, #43120................ .... 24,8 50
wrongs1 ma QnA S W |l 11K M EIII, InIl
CE1IURY k.,ae... 14cmaBBPB ~eAmft
^^J.-^ eas'l ''4III^ OnflyB GOT6 Miles BLoade


8


?










BUDGET SUMMARY
DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HENDRY COUNTY ARE 10.4%
MORE THAN LAST YEARS TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES
FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006


PROPOSED MILLAGE LEVY
OPERATING
LOCAL EFFORT
DISCRETIONARY
DEBT SERVICE
CAPITAL OUTLAY
TOTAL


REVENUES
Federal
State Sources
Local Sources
Internal Funds Receipts
TOTAL REVENUES
Transfers In
Nonrevenue Sources

FUND BALANCES July 1,2005
TOTAL REVENUES & BALANCES


5.234
0.760
0.000
2.000
7,994

GENERAL
120,000.00
35,605,337.00
12,306,424.00
0.00
48,031,761.00
75,000.00
0.00

2,379,786.36
50,486,547.36


BUDGET


SPECIAL
REVENUE
7,794,291.30
110,500.00
943,000.00
0.00
8,847,791.30
0.00
0.00

153,645,60
9,001,436,90


DEBT
SERVICE
0.00
245,600.00
157,300.00
0.00


402,900.00
160,000.00
0.00.

2,221,393.29
2,784,293.29


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
0.00
2,559,627.00
3,729,634.70
0.00


6,289,261,70
0.00
0.00

2,469,310.42
8,758,572.12


INTERNAL
SERVICE
0.00
0.00
0.00
850.410.62


850,410.62
0.00
8,000.00

607,467,88
1,465,878.50


TRUST AND
AGENCY
0.00
0.00
0.00
1.525.000.00


1,525,000.00
0.00
0.00

426,555.62
1,951,555.62


Memorandum
TOTAL
7,914,291.30
38,521,064.00
17,136,358.70
2,375,410.62
65,947,124.62
235,000.00
8,000.00

8,258,159.17
74,448,283.79


cYDlTlEi RER


Instruction
Pupil Personnel Services
Instructional Media Services
Instructional & Curriculum Services
Instructional Staff Training
Board of Educatlon
General Administration
School Administration
Facilities Acquisition Construction
Fiscal Services
Food Services
Central Services
Pupil Transportation Services
Operation of Plant
Maintenance of Plant
Adminstrative Technology
Community Services
Debt Service
Internal Funds Disbursement
TOTAL EXPENDITURES

Transfers Out
FUND BALANCES June 30,2006
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
TRANSFERS AND BALANCES


31,934,535.12
1,887,891.11
870,335.61
426.657.98
115,437.40
788,694 06
589,739.37
3,073,988.75
75,134.35
624,703.50
0.00
491,79272.
2,279,674.70
4,206,566.92
1,274,309.23
798,195:06
0.00
36,376,00
0.00
49,474,031.88

0.00
1,012,515.48


3,300,999.45
757,840.88
829 92
720,655.25
30,000.00
0 00
0.00
485.80
0.00
0.00
4,114,663.41
0.00
0.00
33,480 00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
/ 0.00
8,958,954.71

0.00
42,482.19


0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0,00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1,337,840.00
0.00
1,337,840.00

44,000.00
1,402,453.29


0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7,869,478.05
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
7,869,478.05

191,000.00
698,094.07


0.00
0.00
0,00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
900,000.00
900,000.00

0.00
565,878.50


0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
1,525,000.00
1,525,000.00

0.00
426,555.62


35,235,534.57
2,645,731.99
871,165.53
1,147,313.23
145,437.40
788,694.06
589,739.37
3,074,474.55
7,944,612.40
624,703.50
4,114,663.41
491,792.72
2,279,674.70
4,240,046.92
1,274,309.23
798,195.06
0.00
1,374,216.00
2,425,000.00
70,065,304.64

235,000.00
4,147,979.15


50,486,54736, 9.001.436.90 2,784,293.29 8,758,572.12 1,465,878.50 1,951,555.62 74,448,283.79


THE TENTATIVE ADOPTED ANDIOR FINALJBUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY
AS A PUBLIC RECORD






HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS


HISTORICAL SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

(TEN YEAR SUMMARY 1994-95, 1999-2000, 2004-05)


Total Revenues (Federal, State, Local)

60,890,440 51,506,592 40,440,226
80,000,000
S60,000,000 -
, 40,000,000 -
20,000,000 -

2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Years


Number of UFTE

7,566.04 7,379.22 6,933.86
8,000.00 -
S7,500.00 -
7,000.00 -
6,500.00
2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Year


Current Operating Revenues per UFTE

7,372.31 6,160.12 5,151.89
4 8,000.00
: 6,000.00 -
' 4,000.00 -
2,000.00 -

2004-05 1999-00 1994-95


Years


Capital Projects Revenue

4,291,235 5,667,440 4,370,991
6,000,000

| 4,000,000 '

> 2,000,000 I '


2004-05 1999-00 1994-95

Years


Debt Service Revenues

409,999 382,238 346,754
450,000
: 400,000
350,000 -
300,000
2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Years




Total Number of Employees
927 865 859
940
*920 -
i
900-
2 880-

8 840-

2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Years


Total Number of Instructional
Employees
583 518 510
* 600
),550
500
01450-
2004-05 1999-00 1994-95
Years


Total Current Operating Revenues
55,779,206 45,45,914 36,722,481
60,000,000
= 40,000,000 -

20,000,000 -


2004-05 1999-00 1994-95


Years


T 4 7, 4,, 4*~~' )-AJ.A-.J4iM~ ~


=Ar=n


I=Dt=NRIT! I RI=R


Thursday, July 28,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee







Thursday, July28, 2005 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Over watering makes

landscape care a washout


Flourishing blankets of emer-
ald grass, trees soaring to spec-
tacular heights, and lush orna-
mental plants are the roots of
homeowners' dreams. Pursuing
landscape perfection, however,
is grounds for landscape woes
when over watering is sprinkled
in the care plan.
Over watering "too much or
too often" is most common dur-
ing rainy season, when irrigation
systems should be adjusted to
match nature's natural rainfall.
More is not better, and keeping
landscapes over saturated can
damage plant materials, making
them susceptible to root and leaf
infestations. The problem packs
a double whammy when the
landscape fails to thrive and
weeds flourish. The homeowner
often thinks more fertilizer will
help, more pesticides too, and a
double dose of herbicide is added
for good measure. More water,
more runoff, more leaching,
more landscape failures, more
fertilizer.
"In fact, landscapes need less
of everything, especially water,"
said Bruce Adams, water conser-
vation officer with the South Flori-
da Water Management District.
"Too much water washes away
fertilizers and other treatments,
the landscapes still look sick, and
the cycle of more water, more
treatments, more runoff starts all
over again."
Southwest Florida entered the
first weeks of this year's rainy
season which runs from June
through October with over a
foot of rain.

Rain and runoff
"Runoff, is a silent but serious
problem," noted Adams. "After
all the recent rains, our ground is
so saturated that watering is a
waste of our valuable resource,
harmful to landscapes and pol-
lutes our waterways."
Watering now will run off
land, lawns and hard surfaces
like parking lots, winding up in
Southwest Florida's. natural
waterways rivers, creeks and
bays as well as our lakes and
canals. During the journey to the
waterways, runoff takes with it
pollutants such as fertilizers, pes-
ticides and herbicides used on
landscapes.
The district advises to turn off


irrigation systems when ade-
quate rainfall has occurred, and
irrigate only when landscapes
truly need to be watered.

Raindrops keep
falling on my lawn
"This annual rain pattern is
Southwest Florida's natural cycle
that replenishes the water supply
stored in underground aquifers,"
Adams said. "We rely on the
summer rains to meet water
demands year-round. But
because rain in the summer is
usually so plentiful, it's easy to
slip into the mindset that careful
use is awinter-only concern."
Watching rain pelt the pave-
ment day after day can mislead
people into believing-the district
is off the mark in its message
about the area's ongoing water
shortages. Over time, population
growth, dramatic increases in the
number of winter residents and
visitors, and years of rainfall that
fell short of the average 53 to 56
inches a year resulted in precari-
ously low underground water lev-
els in Southwest Florida.
The rainfall is not evenly dis-
tributed from year to year. So
while e first half of June 2005,
overflowed with more than
three-and-one-half times the nor-
mal annual amount, it's helping
to compensate for June 2004,
When rainfall was just 69 percent
of the normal average for the
month.
The good news is that a few
simple changes in landscape
maintenance practices have
huge benefits: Help protect the
area's waterways and save
water, while nurturing healthier
landscapes.
Use the district's "Water on
Wilt" (WOW) method to recog-
nize when the lawn shows signs
of needing water:
Footprints are left in the
grass;
Blades of grass are curled;
and
A blue-gray tinge begins to
show on a normally green lawn.
For more information about
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's landscape irriga-
tion measures, conservation
information and water-saving
tips, visit www.sfwmd.gov on the
Web or call (239) 338-2929.


FWC prepares for lobster mini-season


SOUTH REGION Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission officers will be out
in force to make sure everyone
is safe during lobster mini-sea-
son, which runs from 12:01
a.m., Juily 27, to 11:59 p.m., July
28.. Four lobster sniffing dog
units will also be on patrol.
To legally harvest lobsters in
Florida, the proper saltwater
fishing license and crawfish
stamp must be obtained. Licens-
es and stamps are available from
county tax collectors
offices, license agents that sell
hunting and fishing equipment,
online at MyFWC.com/license,
or by calling (888) FISH FLORI-
DA.
The bag limit during the sport
season is six per person per day


in Monroe County and Biscayne
National Park. Lobster hunters
may possess a two-day bag limit
of 12 lobsters only after leaving
state waters on or after the sec-
ond day.
Diving at night for lobster is
not permitted in Monroe County
and adjacent federal waters.
There is also a Monroe County
ordinance prohibiting diving or
snorkeling within manmade
water bodies, and within 300-
feet of marina, and improved
residential or commercial shore-
line during the entirety of the
two-day sport season for spiny
lobster. However, this may not
apply to the city of Key West.
Elsewhere in Florida the bag
limit is .12 per person per day,
during mini season only, with a


two-day bag limit of 24 per per-
son after leaving state waters on
or after the second day. Diving at
night for lobster is allowed.
Lobster divers are ultimately
responsible for obtaining and
understanding all lobster season
regulations. There may be addi-
tional city or county restrictions
that may need to be followed.
For example, in Palm Beach
County, divers are prohibited
from diving under the Juno and
Lake Worth piers.
Lobster divers must have a
carapace-measuring device with
them to ensure a carapace
length greater than. three inches
long. Should the underwater
measurement be less than three
inches long, the lobster is to be
released unharmed. The har-


AM E RILCAN
GENERAL
FINANCIAL
SERVICES


Borrow $5,036.70
for just $145.57per month


Look how low


Home Improvement
Bill Consolidation
II Any Reason $1,000 to $50,000
Just call and we could have your money
ready in a few hours

your payments could be:


Amount Monthly Number of
Financed Payments Payments

$1,505.60 $59.14* 36
$5,036.70 $145.57** 48
*Annual Percentage Rate 23.81% **Annual Percentage Rate 17.09%
A member of American International Grouo. Inc.


All s. su *et oSo nrS-al -edi police
Weekens oSafer-ous, cll 00-97-71


Okeechobee
319 N. Parrott Ave.

863-467-7233
(Se Habla EspaFol)


Apply Online at
www.LoansFast.com


vesting of egg bearing females is
also prohibited.
It is also illegal to gig or spear
lobsters, and lobsters must
remain in whole condition until
brought ashore.
To report any lobster viola-
tions, divers are encouraged to
call the Wildlife Alert number at
(888) 404-FWCC (3922).
The regular lobster season is
always Aug. 6 through March 31.
The FWC reminds boaters of
three key boating safety mes-
sages while on the water:
Stay alert
Wear your life jacket
Don't drink and operate a
boat


Newszap &
Newspapers
We make It easy
to stay up-to-date!

Community homepages
newszap.com
Click anytime for the latest

LOCAL MEWS
LOCAL ADVERTISIH6
LOCAL ORAM ZATIOS
Featuring links to:
M Classifleds
MAP wire
0 Weather
m Obituaries
M Health news
Stock quotes
Horoscopes
*TV listings
Movie listings
Lottery results
Food & recipes
White Pages
Yellow Pages
& much morel

Newszap!
Online News & Information
newMp.om


NOTICE OF TAX FOR SCHOOL

CAPITAL OUTLAY


The Hendry County School Board will soon consider a
measure to continue to impose a 2.0000 mill property tax for
the Capital Outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax
of 5.994 mills for operating expenses and is proposed solely at
the discretion of the school board.
THE PROPOSED COMBINED SCHOOL BOARD TAX
INCREASE FOR BOTH OPERATING EXPENSES AND
CAPITAL OUTLAY IS SHOWN IN THE ADJACENT NOTICE.
The Capital Outlay tax will generate approximately
$3,660,135 to be used for the following projects:



MAINTENANCE, RENOVATIONS AND REPAIRS
District Wide Repair and Maintenance

MOTOR VEHICLE PURCHASES
Purchase three (3) School Buses



NEW AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT
School Furniture and Equipment

PAYMENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SITES DUE
UNDER LEASE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS
Lease/Purchase Agreements

PAYMENT OF COSTS OF LEASING RELOCATABLE
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
Relocatable Classrooms District Wide


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be
held on August 2, 2005, at 5:30 PM, at the Hendry County
School Board meeting room, 2nd floor Old Court House,
LaBelle, Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will
be made at this hearing.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED

TAX INCREASE

The Hendry County School District will

soon consider a measure to increase its

property tax levy.


Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levy

B. Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board and

other assessment changes

C. Actual property tax levy

This year's proposed tax levy


$13,972,522.01


$173,629.27

$13,798,892.74

$15,399,535.17


A portion of the tax levy is required under state

law in order for the school board to receive

$27,860,294.00 in state education grants. The

required portion has increased by 7.93 percent

and represents approximately seven tenths of the

total proposed taxes.

The remainder of the taxes is proposed solely at

the discretion of the school board.

All concerned citizens are invited to a public

hearing on the tax increase to be held on August

2, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board Meeting

Room, Old Courthouse, 2D Floor, HWY 80 & 29,

LaBelle, Florida.

A DECISION on the proposed tax increase and

the budget will be made at this hearing


ServirTgthe communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005








Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee Thursday, July 28, 2005


Farmers turn waste into a valuable resource


LIVE OAK, Fla. According
to the "Poop Scoop" newslet-
ter published by the Univer-
sity of Florida to help farmers
manage waste from thousands
of dairy cows and millions of
chickens manure can be a
good thing.
"We try to take a light-heart-
ed rear view of the problem,
but managing all that waste to
protect the environment is no
easy task," says Cliff Starling,
coordinator of nutrient man-
agement programs at UF's
Suwannee Valley Livestock
Waste Testing Laboratory in
Live Oak.
The lab, which is the first of
its kind in the nation, serves
livestock producers through-
out the state. In the environ-
mentally sensitive Suwannee
River basin of North Florida,
there are about 25,000 dairy
cows and 38 million chickens.
Statewide, there are about
142,000 dairy cows.
"After all the jokes about it,
manure actually has a lot of
good things in it," Starling said.
"These include valuable organ-
ic matter and nutrients that can
be applied to crops to reduce
fertilizer costs and protect
water resources."
The price of fertilizer is
increasing rapidly, and the goal
of the lab is to help change ani-
mal -waste into a 'valuable
resource-by analyzing it for dif-
ferent nutrients, he said.
The cow manure and chick-
en litter which contain valu-
able plant nutrients such as-
nitrogen, phosphorus and
potassium can help farmers
save money by reusing and
recycling nutrients. Use of ani-
mal waste may also lower pro-
duction costs by reducing the


need for commercial fertilizer,
he said.
In North Florida, careful
application of manure to crops
also helps reduce the move-
ment of nutrients into ground
and surface waters in the 13
counties that comprise the
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District. Because of
the region's porous soils and
active hydrology, every effort
must be taken to protect water
resources from pollution by
animal wastes as well as
human wastes and fertilizers,
Starling said.
"In order to apply manure
to crops at the proper rate,
farmers need to know what
levels of nutrients are present
in the waste, and our lab can
provide them with that infor-
mation," he said. "The actual
nutrient concentration in
manures may vary from one
livestock operation to another,
depending on the animal feed,
season of the year and design
of the waste collection sys-
tem."
John and Doug Carter,
father and son owners of C&C
Farms in McAlpin, Fla., said.
they rely on the lab to test
chicken litter for various nutri-
ents.
"By having the lab test our
poultry waste for nutrients, we
know what rates and amounts
to apply to crops such as corn,
hay, oats and sorghum," John
Carter said. "As a result, we
have been able to reduce our
fertilizer costs by about 90 per-
cent."
Starling said manure should
be sampled at the lab before
each field application is made,
or at least twice a year, prefer-


ably in winter and late summer
to measure seasonal nutrient
variations in the waste. The
free lab service is provided by
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences.
"Our lab report, which
takes about two or three
weeks to prepare, provides
detailed information that can
be used in the overall nutrient
management program of any
farm operation," Starling said.
"In addition to providing the
analytical results and nutrient
availability estimates, the
report includes fertilizer rec-
ommendations for the selected
crop as well as supplemental
nutrients that are needed and
the economic value of the
waste being utilized."
To use the lab's services,
farmers can contact their local
county extension agent to dis-
cuss their manure manage-
ment system and arrange for
waste samples to be analyzed.
At the request of local county
extension agents, Starling also
educates individual farmers
about their waste manage-
ment programs.
In addition to coordinating
the lab's nutrient management
programs, Starling conducts
education programs, work-
shops and tours for farmers
and other residents who want
to utilize organic wastes on
crops, pastures and pine trees.
He said many conditions
affect the use of wastes on'
crops. Nitrogen, for example,
is the most abundant nutrient
in waste, and the nutrient must
be broken down by microor-
ganisms in the soil before it
can be used by plants. This
process called mineraliza-


tion is affected by the type
of soil, as well as soil moisture,
soil temperature and microbial
populations. As the tempera-
ture increases during the sum-
mer, microbial activity increas-
es.
All of these environmental
factors are considered by the
livestock waste-testing lab,
which is located at UF's North
Florida Research and Educa-
tion Center. The center also
works closely with the Suwan-
nee River Partnership, which
includes local, state and feder-
al government agencies that
are helping farmers develop
strategies for monitoring and
managing waste and fertilizer
in the basin.
Nitrogen, phosphorus and
other nutrients in waste can
degrade water quality in rivers
and springs, causing algae
blooms that consume oxygen
needed by fish and other
aquatic animals. High nitrogen
levels can also affect human
health.
George Hochmuth, director
of the UF research and educa-
tion center in Live Oak, said
the partnership is being coor-
dinated by the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services and the
Suwannee River Water Man-
agement District in coopera-
tion with UF, the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture Natural
Resources Conservation Ser-
vice, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, the
Florida Farm Bureau and other
agencies, agricultural produc-
ers and related associations.
For more information on
the Suwannee Valley Livestock
Waste Testing Laboratory, visit
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu.


Unusual "Tater"

discovery helps manatees


A French fry that looks like
Abraham Lincoln, a chip that
looks like Elvis, and now a potato
that looks like a manatee! Huh?
This normally humble vegetable
in its other popular forms has cer-
tainly made some curious head-
lines in the past!
Recently an Idaho "baker"
caught the eye of Kimberly
Matthiensen and her husband.
One night while they were prepar-
ing dinner in their Virginia home,
Kimberly pulled a potato out of a
bag and was instantly amazed at
how much it looked like a mana-
tee.
"It was the most hilarious thing
I had ever seen," said Kimberly. "I
had heard of people finding silly
things, but this one was too cute."
Florida-reared, Kimberly is a
huge manatee fan and has adopt-
ed Betsy from Save the Manatee'
Club's Adopt-A-Manatee program
at- Homosassa Springs. She had
heard about people auctioning all
kinds of things on eBay, and she
thought it might be a good oppor-
tunity to feature her manatee-
shaped potato, that she nick-
named "Spud," on the online
auction site, and donate the net
proceeds to Save the Manatee
Club for manatee protection
efforts. Kimberly contacted the
club and made her proposal.
"We're very happy Kimberly is
doing this," said Judith Vallee;
executive director of the nonprofit
organization. "We all got a great
laugh out of the photos she sent
and thought why not? It's a cre-
ative way to help spread the word
about endangered manatees."
Kimberly explained how Spud
has very faint ripples on its body,
similar to a real manatee.
"There are little dimples for
eyes, it looks like there's a hint of a
smile, and there are even these lit-


tie crevices on the back which
remind me of propeller scars," she
said.
Many of these large gentle her-
bivores, found year round in Flori-
da's waterways, bear real scars
from propeller blades, and sadly,
collisions with boats are the
largest known cause of manatee
deaths. Through the club's
numerous conservation and edu-
cation programs, people around
the world are eager to help the
harmless marine mammals,
whose main agenda is eating and
sleeping very much like some
of the human "couch potatoes"
we all fondly know!
"I really don't understand how
anyone couldn't love manatees,"
said Kimberly. "I feel passionate
about them, and I'm glad Save the
Manatee Club keeps us posted on
everything that's going on, and
howwe can help."
She'd like to add Spud to her
own personal collection of mana-
tee items, but feels the eBay sale
will be a special way for her to
help manatees.
"I'd like to move back to Flori-
da some day. I want my three kids
to be able to enjoy the manatees,
just like I did when I was little,"
Kimberly said. "I really feel seeing
a manatee in the wild should be at
the top of everybody's list of
things they should do in their
lives."
To bid on Spud the manatee go
to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBaylS-
API.dll?ViewItem&item =5598427
978&rd= l&sspagename=STRK
%3AMESE%3AIT&rd= 1. For more
information on manatees or the
Adopt-A-Manatee program, visit
Save the Manatee Club's extensive
educational Web site at
www.savethemanatee.org or call
toll free at (800) 432-JOIN (5646).


Only $10,00 per week, per block.


Call 863-983-9148 or email us at


southlakeads@newszap.com to place your ad!


Get Results
FAST
Call Fran Conrad
786-280-0594
fran@gladesmedla.com



CHIEF'S

AUTO
CARE
From tret Cmrs to ho Carm
We do tall.
390 Cowboy Way 674-1010




BRIDGE, STnET

Located At:
23 Ft Thompson Ave LaBdle, FL
Call Ahead Orders Wckome
863-674-0104
Hours are Monday- Friday
7-30a.m'" 5psa



LABOR FINDERS

DAIIY WW ,DLY P"Y

ALLTYPES OF WORK AVAILABLE

(863) 902-9494


ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148
OR EMAIL
southlakeads@newszap.com


Statewide
Palms, Inc.,

863

675









1-800-DODGE NOW

6500 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Okeechobee & The Turnpike
www.arrigodcj.com


SUNRISE APPLIANCE
New, Used, Scratch & Dent

401 US Hwy 27
Moore Haven
863-946-2666



eoi leilnDODEJEEP







*86 J.983 l'.t60 ,1.88.00.70


Brian Sullivan Specializing In Custom Manufacturing
assAcGmcatraorX06l8S5 D & J Machinery, Inc.
Hubzone Cert,


863-441-4202

863-465-1371
Se Habk Espaiol
mJriuansuivuctitora.rn


James Fencing
Licensed & Insured
We Can......
*Do Installation of all types of fencing
*Protectyor dog with qualy Dog
*Revai al typeafnng
CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION
863-697-8462




Cit. C tter
230 S. Barfield Hwy.
Pahokee, FL 33476-1834
Phone: (561) 924-5561
Fax: (561) 924-9466
Email:
GladesCare@toridaCareinet


728 E. Trinidad Ave.

Clewiston, FL 33440

863-983-3171


(West Lake
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
805 N. Hwy. 27
Moore Haven
(863) 946-1233



NENDRY REGIONAL

MEDICAL CENTER

8U8i3-il.i aWSti.

863-983a9121


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruolicy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


GLADES BACKHOE SERVICE
24 YEARS IN BUSINESS
DITCH CLEANING & DIGGING
ROCK EXCAVATION
OB'fNER BRE.DAN. PEACOCK

HOME 561-924-7123
CELL 561-261-0053
PAHOKEE, FL 33476
- iJ $ 111


DR. MERCER'S DENTURE CLINIC

'BEST PRICES SAME DAY

US 41 SOUTH' FT. MYERS


1-866-226-9400


FURNITURE
CLEARANCE CENTER
The Blocker Family has turned
their LaBelle Showroom into a
Furniture.Clearance Center.
359 W Hickpoochee Ave
LaBellc, FL
863-675-2132


ADVERTISE YOUR

BusINEss HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148
OR EMAIL
southlakeads@newszap.com


Reich &
Mandni

1-888-784-6724
Workers'Compensation Personal Injury
Social SecurityrDisability Wmngfiil neaih
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St.Lucde
West Palm Beach Boca Raton


Treasure Coast Dermatology

Tim loannides, M.D.
Rick Romagosa, M.D.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D. PhD

1924 US Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee
863-467-9555


Royal

FURHiITURE
APP~I'4'( rSU BO DING

a&INit&& eMUH I ctKbho e

PCI eI ttAn jl 4i oe441" Ief: O mb


SL Lawn Service
Free Estimates on request




8.3-228 .28 13
ory
$0 21- 9


Law Office of
Robert L. Vaughn, PA.
Bankruptcy Wrongful Death
Personal Injury i Family Law/Divorce
112 W.C. Owen, Clewiston
863-902-9211
530 Main St., LaBelle
863-675-7719
2080 Collier Ave., Ft. Myers
239-936-9393
i1,1' h. inkl 1 -J t4k iAdmdul s lqakfimfi= n d nxeriiw e.





i i i r i

370 Holiday Isle Blvd.
Clewiston
863-983-3181


Clewiston
(866) 549-2830
Ofa*habm. (8631 4674767
Ft. Plarc (772)( SaMS5
Port St. LuCi (772) M 3550
Start: (772) 21942M
Palma Boch Oaurm (681) 6494-3
GROER SOR


GROCERY STORE & MEAT PROCESSING

863-946-2333
1205 EAST SR 78 Lakeport


DVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148

OR EMAIL
southlakeads@newszap.com


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28,2005











Soil moisture monitors help sprinkler system save water and money


GAINESVILLE The cost of
keeping a lawn green could get
lower, thanks to soil moisture
monitors that make automatic
sprinkler systems more efficient,
says a University of Florida
researcher.
The devices can cut sprinkler
system water usage by more than
half, according to a recent UF
study. The findings were present-
ed at the annual meeting of the
American Society of Agricultural
Engineers July 17-20 in Tampa.
Soil moisture monitors contin-
uously check soil moisture levels
and prevent sprinklers from oper-
ating when watering isnot not need-
ed, said Michael Dukes, an assis-
tant professor of agricultural
engineering with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The monitors are not widely used
despite being available for more


than a decade.
On average, U.S. homeowners
use almost 50 percent more water
outdoors than indoors, according
to a 2000 report by the American
Water Works Association.
Because lawn care accounts for
most outdoor water use, home-
owners who reduce unnecessary
irrigation can save big on water
bills, he said.
Sometimes, reduced watering
can even improve a lawn's health
- over watering encourages
shallow root growth, which
makes turf-grass less resistant to
stress and more susceptible to
some diseases, he said.
The soil moisture monitors
Dukes tested are marketed as
accessories for automatic sprin-
kler systems that use timers to
schedule irrigation. These sys-
tems are convenient to use but


often wasteful, he said.
"We conducted a survey of
Florida homeowners from 2002
to 2004 that showed mostly-grass
landscapes are typically given'
two-and-a-half times the water
they need," he said. "The moni-
tors we studied, priced from $75
to $350, could pay for themselves
within one year in areas where
the cost of water is high."
Dukes' six-month study evalu-
ated four commercially available
soil moisture monitors, using
them with timer-based sprinkler
systems on UF turf-grass research
plots. For comparison, he also
tested timer-based systems with
no water-saving devices, as well
as systems equipped with shutoff
devices called rain sensors.
Rain sensors are popular
water-saving options for automat-
ic sprinkler systems, but because


they measure rainfall rather than
soil moisture, they may not deter-
mine a lawn's water needs accu-
rately, Dukes said.
The UF study showed systems
equipped with soil moisture mon-
itors used 56 percent less water
on average than systems with rain
sensors when the timers were set
to water twice a week. Systems
with the monitors used 70 per-
cent less water on average than
systems without water-saving
devices on a twice-weekly water-
ing schedule.
Use of the soil moisture moni-
tors did not produce visible differ-
ences in turf quality, Dukes said.
The monitors are particularly
suitable for residential landscape
irrigation because they require lit-
tle effort from homeowners, he
said.
"For a timer-based system to


be water-efficient in a climate like
Florida's, it has to be adjusted sea-
sonally to account for heavy rains
in the summer and reduced water
requirements in the winter,"
Dukes said. "Homeowners can
avoid that inconvenience if the
sprinkler system adjusts to soil
conditions on its own."
Soil moisture monitors are
composed of two elements: Sen-
sors that track the soil's water
content and an electronic con-
troller that can override the sprin-
kler system's watering schedule, if
the sensors indicate the soil is suf-
ficiently damp. The sensors,
which detect moisture by meas-
uring how well the soil conducts
electricity, are buried three or four
inches underground to monitor
the region where turf-grass roots
are densest, he said.
Dukes plans to continue test-


ing the monitors, and is currently
recruiting homeowners in Pinel-
las County to participate in a study
investigating how much water the
devices save when used on actual
residential landscapes, he said.
The devices will have to over-
come some skepticism to gain a
foothold in the residential market,
Mecham said. Some users have
had bad experiences with soil
moisture monitors, but he
. believes problems are often relat-
ed to poorly planned or improper-
ly maintained sprinkler systems.
"People who install one of
these devices should understand
it will take some time to fine-tune
its performance," he said. "But
we need to learn to trust this tech-
nology we need better residen-
tial water management, and soil
moisture monitors are a viable
way to achieve that."


Florida receives $2.4 million for Medicaid


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist announced
that the taxpayer-supported
Medicaid program will receive
more than $2.4 million for Flori-
da as part of a nationwide settle-
ment with a healthcare corpora-
tion and a supply company it
owns.
A federal investigation
revealed that Gambro Health-
care and its supply company,
Gambro Supply Corp., improp-
erly billed both the federal
Medicare program and the indi-
vidual Medicaid programs in


each state. Gambro operated a
chain of clinics that provided
care for end-stage kidney dis-
ease, a terminal condition that
requires regular dialysis treat-
ment.
Gambro Supply was operated
as. a shell company, which
allowed the parent company to
bill Medicaid for dialysis supplies
at a much higher rate than other-
wise would have been allowed.
"Defrauding Medicaid not
only steals from the needy, but
places an undue burden of
responsibility on the shoulders


of Florida taxpayers," said Crist.
"This settlement will ease some
of that burden and will help
ensure that medical attention is
available to those who need it
most."
The settlement resolves alle-
gations surrounding Gambro's
bogus Medicaid billings for renal
dialysis, unnecessary diagnostic
tests and associated medica-
tions, as well as allegations of
kickback payments to physi-
cians who refer patients. The full
amount, of the nationwide settle-
ment is $308.4 million, most of
which will go to the federal


Medicare program to provide
healthcare for elderly patients.
A total of $36 million of the
nationwide settlement has been
set aside for federal and state
Medicaid programs, with Flori-
da's federal and state share set at
$2.4 million.
The lawsuit against Gambro
Healthcare and Gambro Supply
Corp. was initiated by a whistle-
blower in 2001. The settlement
was negotiated by the Justice
Department and the National
Association of Medicaid Fraud
Control Units.


USDA to extend conservation reserve program contracts


GAINESVILLE Farmers and
ranchers with certain Conserva-
tion Reserve Program (CRP) con-
tracts expiring this year may
extend 'their contracts for one
year, announced Kevin Kelley,
state executive director for USDA's
Farm Service Agency (FSA).
"Extending certain existing
contracts will ensure that CRP's
environmental benefits are pre-
served," said Kelley.
The extension option applies
to CRP participants with contracts
scheduled to expire Sept. 30, and
whose original contract with the
extension will not exceed 15


years. Farm Service Agency
offices will notify eligible CRP par-
ticipants of their option to modify
and extend their CRP contracts.
About 7,000 contracts, nation-
wide, are affected. The deadline
to apply for this extension is Sept.
2.
The extension will not change
participants' rental rates. All or a
portion of the acreage under con-
tract may be included in an exten-
sion, but no new acreage may be
added. Obligations and responsi-
bilities under the original contract
continue to apply to contracts that
are modified and extended.


USDA is not planning to offer a
general CRP signup in fiscal year
2005. However, producers may
continue to enroll relatively small,
highly desirable acreage, such as
filter strips and riparian buffers, in
the continuous CRP at any time at
their local FSA office.
The CRP is, a voluntary pro-
gram available to agricultural pro-
ducers to help them safeguard
environmentally sensitive land.
Producers enrolled in CRP plant
long-term, resource-conserving
covers to improve the quality of
water, control soil erosion, and
enhance wildlife habitat.


In return, FSA provides partici-
pants with rental payments for 10
to 15 years and cost-share assis-
tance to establish the practice.
Since its inception in 1986, CRP
continues to reduce soil erosion,
improve water quality and
wildlife habitat, and sequester
atmospheric carbon in the 35 mil-
lion acres currently enrolled in the
program.
For more information on the
CRP program, contact your local
FSA office or visit the FSA web site
at:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafp/ce
pd/crp.htm.


Young farmers and ranchers

take leadership to next level


ORLANDO Young farmers
and ranchers from across the
state gathered at Walt Disney
World to share ideas on taking
leadership in the agricultural
industry to the next level at the
2005 Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion State Young Farmer and
Rancher Conference.
The event opened with an
address by Mason Smoak, presi-
dent of the Young Farmers and
Ranchers leadership group.
Smoak stated that in its beginning
stages, Farm Bureau leaders rec-
ognized the need to provide
opportunities for educational and
leadership development for
younger members. The YF&R
program gives Farm Bureau- a
continuous source of strong lead-
ership for the agricultural industry
- an industry, which is the back-
bone of the nation.
"As agriculturalists," Smoak
said, "we understand above all
the value of the American farmer
and the role of agriculture as it
relates to our nation's national
security, health, environment and
economy. American agriculture
provides U.S. consumers with the
safest, most affordable and abun-
dant food supply in the world. We
do have a great story to tell."
Speakers emphasized the


need to help the world recognize
the value of agriculture from the
farm gate to the consumer plate.
Workshops included,'"Advocating
Agriculture" and "Better Profit
Through Better Management."
As a grassroots organization,
Farm Bureau has been highly suc-
cessful with a long list of accom-
plishments. In fact, Fortune mag-
azine continues to rank Farm
Bureau in the Top 20 of America's
most effective lobbying organiza-
tions.
Shawn Crocker, a member of
the leadership group, said Farm
Bureau's success can be traced to
the exceptional leadership found
among its members. In order for
the organization to maintain this
heritage, Crocker said it is vital for
new leaders to be developed to
guide the organization in the future.
The event was held at the
Coronado Springs Resort at Walt
Disney World. Participants
enjoyed an evening at Pleasure
Island, billed by Disney as ana
island of entertainment in an'
oasis of fun. Before venturing out
on their own, the group had din-
ner at the Adventurer's Club, an
audience-participation comedy
club set in 1937 filled with tall
tales of adventures by a cast of
explorers.


4~ ... ~L.A

0_6


"When you need a service, call a professional!"


SOnly $10.00 per week, per block.


Call 863-983-9148 or email us at


southlakeads@newszap.com to place your ad!


S ,G h t., Cltwieoii 1 1 1i' 1



ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148

OR EMAIL
southlakeads@newszap.com



COUNTRY HOMES &
LAND REAL ESTATE
Kathy Hutchins
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Office: 863-612-0551
Fax: 863-612-0553
Visit Our Website at:
CentralFloridaLandSales.com



ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148

OR EMAIL
southlakeads@newszap.com


I THE
OPTICAL CENTER
located in
FAMILY EYE CARE
100 N. Main St.
LaBelle, FL 33935
863-675-0761




LAWN SPRINKLER REPAIRS

INSTALLATION


CALL CHARLIE

863983,7702





z iew

Horizons
Real Estate Corp.
580 S. Main St. LaBelle, FL
863-675-1973
e-mail: newhorizons-re@earthlink.net
If you are thinking of buying
.... i or selling, give
aL] MLS us a call!

; 1 iJ; l1


ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148

OR EMAIL
soithlakeads@newszap.com


"The Sweetest '
Veal in Town'tJh


1OH Sh ir R, (Hmoi frolm Walart)
,ii ,tiuarealty,com


PAL S


Southern
land.
Investments & Real Estate, Inc.
700 South Main Street
P.O. Bx 1680 LiBelle, iHorida 33975
863-675-4500 Fax: 863-675-6575
ww.so.il l.o t'm
TOLL FREE: 877-314-3048



ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10,00 PERWEEK
CALL 863-983-9148
OR EEML

southlakeads@newszap.com


Expect something extra."

1-800-SHOP CVS
or Visit CVS.com

OPEN 8am-10pm
OR LONGER!
7 Days A Week


EARNESTIH, RAUL

LIC, REALE STATBROKERI

5S E hSuarlaid Hw., Clevistol








AK
REALTY
GINC.
233 N. BRIDGE ST
ON THE CORNER OF BRIDGE ST & WASHINGTON
VISIT US ON THE WEB AT
WWW.OAKREALTYINC.COM
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
IMLS I RENTALS SALES







91 S13-fr


509 a, /


VICKERS
CHIROPRACTIC &
REHABILITATION CLINIC
(Callfor an Appointment Todayj
DR. EDWARD VICKERS SR.,
Chiropractor
(863) 983-8391
905 IW, VENTErR AVE.
CLEWISTON





S^55
S41o FEu *,, -... 'Y


NO ONE WILL
WORK HARD-
ER FOR YOU
THEN JAMIE
NAVARRO
GIVE HIM A
CALL ON HIS
CELL AT (239) 822-9272
REALTY

C. BAGANS FIRST
30 Colorado Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

TWrI! V 4 -MI6tW t 14 ; t In


YOURi LOCAL SATELLITE'P QFIS[Q1WSS

LABELLE %3H7I728

MUTHWIS M398-3a8l


Dr. Ed Humbert
HIP & KNEE SURGEON
NOW SEEING PATIENTS AT
HENDRY GENERAL
CALL TODAYFOR AfN APPOINTMENT
530 W. Sagamore Avenue
Suite B
Clewiston, Florida 33440
(863) 983-2896
http; / /wwwjointimplant .com


SCarolyn
homas
1.ealty, Inc.
Cro4ers:
Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505

Cau, Ilk &6 D IisinIys!!

=1 1111 114 W M 17


ADVERTISE YOUR

BUSINESS HERE

$10.00 PER WEEK
CALL 863-983-9148

OR EMAIL
southlakeads@newszap.com


CusTM & REPAIR WELDING





WELDING
533 E. Obispo, Clewiston
863-983-2251


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, July 28, 2005


44 lh


I .. 1.


PIjtkjoiulu,








20 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee









C a .s. slf ieds.


Toll Free 2 11,. S.L



1.87 -3-2 ASOLUTEL


Announcemes Merchandise Mobile Homes


Employment Agriculture I
^iiigagi~~ h[ii.


Financial Rentals Automobiles

k~~~liJ~ ~~~R L~~a-nHjll


Services Real Estate PublicNotices

i[,.~af; UiI I II ....... I


Announcements


Irrp.,-r:, i-a, InformaT1On:
Please read your ad carefully
the first day it appears. In
case of an inadvertent error,
please notify us prior to the
deadline listed. We will not
be responsible for more than
1 incorrect insertion, or for
more than the extent of the
ad rendered valueless by
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all
statements, names and con-
tent of an ad, and assumes
responsibility for any claims
against Independent
Newspapers. All advertising
is subject to publisher's
approval. The publisher
reserves the right to accept
Sor reject any or all copy, and
to insert above the copy the
word "advertisement'. All
ads accepted are subject to
credit approval. All ads must
conform to Independent
Newspapers' style and are
restricted to their proper
classifications. Some classi-
fied categories require
advance payment. These
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *,
Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.'Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160



Auction August 13, 1:OOPM.
Magnificent, spacious cus-
tom built log home in one of
the most prestigious neigh-
borhoods in village of Blow-
ing Rock, NC. Offered at
public auction. On-line bid-
ding. www.rogersrealty.com
(336)789-2926.


MENS PRESCRIPTION
GLASSES- tinted, rose
orange, vic of Okeechobee,
Reward. (863)357-2044.


Uarage/.=j
Yard Saes 014


Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


Get FREE
signs and
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


Bronco was LOST Nov. '04.
Lt brown, 301bs, fixed,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
him but I do. Rwd offered for
his rtn. PIs call(561)924-5656


HOG DOG- giveaway.
(863)634-3394.
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's lime to
look for a helper in the
classified.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Chaise Lounge
Equipped with sturdy wheels and an adjustable back,
this do-it-yourself chaise lounge is a comfortable,
convenient classic. Finished naturally or painted, it
will look great on the patio or next to the pool this
spring. Full-size traceable patterns and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make this a good pro-
ject for woodworkers of all skill levels. The com-
pleted chaise lounge measures 78 inches long by 30
inches wide.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos, full-size traceable patterns and a
materials list.
Chaise Lounge plan (No. 81)... $8.95
Chaise Lounges Package (No. C98)
Four projects incl. 81 ... $20.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)'. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
... I u-bild.com
.-^ Money Back Guarantee


Bead Show & Sale Meet Ve-
netian Bead Master Luigi
Cattelan from Murano Italy.
26+ vendors in Tampa on Au-
gust 5th, 6th, & 7th at Marriott
Hotel on Westshore Blvd. In-
formation www.iLove-
Beads.com or
(866)667-3232.
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
S813)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
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-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.





Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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

BEST WESTERN
of Clewiston
Is accepting applications
for:
housekeeping, front desk,
and maintenance.
Apply within.

Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady .
work. 1-800-345-0060
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Available. Refrigerated
Now Available. (888)MORE
PAY (888-667-3729).


Thursday, July 28, 2005


for any personal items for sale under $2,500

More Papers Mean More Readers!

S Reach more readers when you run
your ad in several papers in
our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network
consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
Sources: Pulse Research Market Survey; Simmons Market Research; INI Market Research Center, ,


Rules for placing FREE ads!
To qualify, your ad
* Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1 '2 inch
.(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line) .
Must include only one item and its price .3
(remember it must be $2,500 or less)
Call us!
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


-oni
Ful imey 'I'll


Community Liaison
At Pioneer Park Beacon
Center in Belle Glade.
Knowledge of community
resources, community
organizing experience,
bi-lingual, 4yr degree.
Fax resume to
(561)841-3555
Company and 0/0 Needed 87
cents per mile all Dead head
paid + fsc. Call Don Salts-
man CTC Trucking Inc.
(321)639-1522.
Driver
Covenant Transport
Hiring Event
Friday, July 29th
10am 1pm
Work Force Alliance
1085 S. Main Street
Belle Glade, FL
Hiring Experienced
Drivers
Inexperienced
Drivers &
Owner Operators
Call Tom Sharkey
386-532-6110
Or Douglas Green
386-956-6811
An Equal Opportunty Employer
DRIVER NEEDED, F/T or P/T
Must have a valid CDL Drivers
License, Class B. Government
Mail. (561)422-2971
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
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
FULL & PT positions open, no
exp. needed, apply in per-
son, 1200 Pratt Blvd., La-
Belle. (863)675-0997
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
.(863)946-1742 for more info.
NEEDED DENTAL ASSISTANT
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
resume to: 205 South Gloria
St. Clewiston, FL 33440
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
SBenefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.09 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 re-
ferral bonus. Base plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low cost lease purchase
with payment as low as
$299/Wk. (800)569-9298.
PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
ROLAND MARTIN'S MARINA-
Looking for a short order
cook. Able to work flexible
hrs. Inquire @ 920 E. Del
Monte Ave,


Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
MECHANIC/WELDER
SALARY RANGE: $10.75 $14.50 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE & STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Repair and routine maintenance on all county
equip., including the shop facility. Applicant must be able to
trouble shoot mechanical failures on all types of equip. & be
knowledgeable in cutting, welding & fabrication of metal. Also,
must be able to clean and organize the shop facility. Prepare
legible daily work tickets, recording time, equip. and inventory
used. Provide safe conditions for employees and the general
public. Working with road crews doing various jobs when
necessary. Will be required to perform labor duties such as
shovel, rake or lay sod. Any other related and assigned du-
ties.
KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating any county equip. Must have
the ability to lift up to 100lbs and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl & work outside for long periods in
various weather cond. Requires knowledge and skill in opera-
tion of automotive repair, tools & metal fabrication tools, as
well as the ability to use diagnostic equip. Ability to work
flexible hours and overtime under emergency situations. when
necessary
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have valid Class A Florida Commercial
Drivers License w/acceptable driving record. Must be able to
ass a screening test for illegal drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATLE Open until filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.


Now Hiring
m ov Management
i'm lovin' It

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

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


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

Nisbet Enterprises Inc.
PO Box 1920
LaBelle, FL 33935


Oakbrook of LaBelle
Has a position open for:
ADON/UNIT MANAGER
Must be an RN with MDS experience,
working knowledge of P.PRS. System
and Care Plans.
Contact Cathy Burley at:
863-675-1440
or Send resume to: Oakbrook of LaBelle,
250 Broward Avenue,
LaBelle, FL 33935


Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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


Citrus Belle. A. Duda & Sons Has
Immediate Position Ooenings
Production Foreman:
Basic skills needed for this position.
Must possess basic math skills and be able to learn citrus
processing and related equipment.
Must be able to develop positive rapport with multicultural
workforce and management team.
Must be willing to follow operational procedures and enforce
safety, GMR sanitation, regulatory policies and production
standards.
Must be willing to work extended overtime, day or night
shift, weekends and some holidays.
Must be a self starter and use initiative to excel in this entry
level position. Future promotion mobility opportunities are
available for the right person.
Starting pay will be based on the individual's experience and
education level.1 .. ....

Day and Night Shift Specialty Blenders & Blenders:
Basic skills needed for this position.
Basic math skills required with ability to read and measure
ingredients.
Able to drive a forklift truck; willing to train.
Perform general plant sanitation in blending and plant envi-
,ronments.
Willing to work extended overtime hours.
Must be willing to work day or night shift with some week-
ends or holidays required.
Starting rate $8.00 per hour plus 1'/2 times base pay after
40 consecutive hours of work per week.
Day and Niaht Shift Forklift Operators
Basic skills needed for this position.
Add, subtract, multiply, divide.
Perform general plant sanitation in Warehouse, Freezer, or
Plant environments.
Work in extreme temperatures from very hot to very cold.
Able to drive a forklift truck a plus; willing to train.
Starting rate $6.50 per hour plus 1 12 times base pay after
40 consecutive hours of work per week. There is a.50 per
hour increase after successfully completing a probationary
period.
Able to meet flexible work schedule to meet customer de-
mands.
All full time positions include the following benefits: Compa-
ny matching 401K and pension plan after eligibility, ac-
crual paid vacation time, 5/ paid holidays, accrual paid
sick days per year, discretionary end of year bonus, well-
ness program, .15 per hour shift differential, employee
tuition assistance and cafeteria style health care plans.
Apply in person at A. Duda & Sons, Inc. Citrus Belle Plant lo-
cated at 6007 Highway 29 South. The plant is located ap-
proximately 8 miles south of LaBelle. Bilingual in
Spanish/English a consideration plus. Phone calls will not be
accepted. A. Duda & Sons is an equal opportunity employer.

Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II
SALARY RANGE: $9.00 $12.75 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE & STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operations and routine maintenance of
semi dump trucks & heavy equip. such as loaders, dozers &
backhoes. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording time,
equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions for
employees and the general public. Working with road crews
doing various jobs when necessary. Any work necessary to
protect Glades County interest:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS A ABILITIES: Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating semi trucks and heavy equip.
Must have the ability to lift up to 100lbs and have the ability to
sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, crawl & work outside for long
periods in various weather conditions. Will be required to
perform duties such as shovel, rake or lay sod when nec.
Requires a minimum of 2yrs experience with semi trucks or
heavy equip. Ability to work flexible hours and overtime under
emergency situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have valid Class A Florida Commercial
Drivers License w/ acceptable driving record. Screening test
for illegal drugs.
JOB LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.

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


**Sales Reps**, SALES
MANAGERS $4,000 per
week is what our Top Sales
People. earn! Highly suc-
cessful national co. expand-
ing. Will train. Call Jay
(800)685-8004.
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.
STANTON MOBILE HOMES
at 1312W.SugadandHwy.
Clewiston is looking for a
carpenter. Must have their
own means of transportation
and already have tools.
Must apply in person.



The'Glades County
Sheriff's Office is
now accepting appli-
cations for a part-
time position (Food
Service) Friday, Sat-
urday and Sunday. 3
times each day,
breakfast 05:45 AM,
lunch 10:45 AM, din-
ner 5:00 PM.

Applicants must have
a valid Florida Driv-
er's License. Hourly
rate is $7.25.

Applications may be
picked up at the
Glades County Sher-
iff's Office, 599 Ave-
nue J, Moore Haven,
Florida or call
863-946-1600.


Financial
[amf~ph


A CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!
NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs If
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that It Is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


a Garage/Yard Sales
: 0145


3000


Employment
Full Time 'I'll


Employment
Full Time 'I'll


Employment 0205
Full Tim








I IIUuct July -a.j Sm, m-unie


-mlymn


Glades County Board of County Commissioners
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
SALARY RANGE: $7.25 $11.25 per hour
EXCELLENT BENEFITS, HEALTH CARE & STATE RETIREMENT
MAJOR DUTIES: Operations and routine maintenance of
single axle dump trucks, mowing tractors and associated
implements. Preparing legible daily work tickets, recording
time, equipment and inventory used. Provide safe conditions
for employees and the general public. Working with road
crews doing various jobs when necessary. Will be required to
perform labor duties such as shovel, rake or lay sod. Any
other related and assigned duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Must be capable of
safely and efficiently operating a variety of light and medium
maintenance and construction equipment. Must have the
ability to lift up to 100lbs and have the ability to sit, stand,
walk, stoop, bend, crawl & work outside for long periods in
various weather conditions. Requires knowledge and skill in
operation and maintenance of dump trucks and tractors.
Ability to work flexible hours-and overtime under emergency
situations.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or
equivalent. Must have valid Class B Florida Commercial
Drivers License w/acceptable driving record. Screening test
for Illegal drugs.
J0B LOCATION: Glades County Road Department, Moore
Haven. Work is county wide.
WORK SCHEDULE: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Glades County Application.
Copy of valid Florida Drivers License.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Mary Ann Dotson
500 Avenue J
PO Box 1018
Moore Haven, FL 33471
(863)946-6000
Glades County is a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.

GLADES COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
P.O. Box 459
MOORE HAVEN, FL 33471
POSITION
Title I Coordinator/Parental Involvement Specialist
LOCATION
Glades County Administrative Complex
DATE REQUIRED
August 11,2005
QUALIFICATIONS
(1 Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
(2) Certification in education
(3 Minimum of (3) years experience in education.
DUTIES
* Coordinate day-to-day operation for Title I A-Basic, Title I C-
Migrant and Title I D-Neglected and Delinquent.
* Attend regional and state meetings
* Coordinate & Supervise extended day and extended year ac-
tivities.
* Coordinate and supervise all activities related to No Child
Left Behind.
* Conduct annual program monitoring/evaluation
* Coordinate parental involvement activities.
SALARY
Instructional Salary Schedule (plus additional days as re-
quired)
HOW TO APPLY
Apply with letter and resume to:
Mazie T.Ford
Director of Curriculum Services
RO. Box 459
Moore Haven, Fl 33471
CLOSING DATE
August 5, 2005
The Glades Coainty School District is an equal opportunity af-
irfiavtiioqlgpiployer. Applications from minorities,
women, and handicapped individuals are encouraged. Pref-
erence is given to certain veterans and spouses for veterans
as provided by Chapter 295, FS.

GROUP LEADERS
GladesKids "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for part time Group Leaders
in Belle Glade. Group Leaders will supervise
recreational/educational activities and interact
with children ages 5-12 for 5 hours per day M-F
Completion of 40 hour child care training required
as well as ability to work harmoniously
with students, staff and parents.

BUS DRIVER (Part Time)
GladesKids "out-of-school childcare program"
has immediate need for a Bus Driver in
Belle Glade. Bus Driver will transport children
ages 5-12 about 1-2 hours/day and also for
occasional field trips. CDL Class "B" license
with excellent driving record required.
Fax resume to: Sr. Laura Cavanaugh @
561-993-0061 or call 561-993-0066.
Catholic Charities
of Palm Beach. EOE

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit
apartment complex. Knowledge of electrical,
plumbing, carpentry and A/C. Must be "on call"
every third week. Prior experience in similar
position. HS diploma or GED required. Excellent
salary and benefits. Mileage paid to and from
work for out-of-town employees.
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561, ext. 110
or fax resume to 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer


NEEDED
LABOR LEADER
Tomato Farm in the Devil's
Garden area. Company bus
provided. CDL Passenger
Endorsement Required.
Call
863-673-0062


Daytime

COUNSELOR II
BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has openings
for the following positions. Competitive
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401K. MA/MS or MSW w/min.
2 yrs. exp. in mental health or social work,
LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or eligible. CAP (+).
Min. 2 yr. exp. w/Sub. abuse/mental health.
Flex hours req. Valid FL drivers lic. Fax resume
w/salary req. to (954)967-3477 or email
amdixon@semtribe.com


-pomeni
Ful imel 0205


Emlymn
Full Tim


Emlymn
Ful Tie I'l


Emlymn
Ful im I005


Em l'o men
|m, Iyme.


MANAGEMENT


Join the most exciting attraction in SW Florida

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Count Team $9.50 per hour
Prep Cook $8.00 per hour
Servers $5.50 per hour plus tips
Cocktail Waitress $5.50 per hour plus tips
Cocktail Server $5.50 per hour plus tips
Bartender $9.00- per hour plus tips
Housekeepers $9.00 per hour
Maintenance $9.00 $12.00 per hour
Players Club Rep $10.00 per hour
Security Officers $10.00 per hour
Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Administrator/Assistant

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


PALM BEACH COUNTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES

* HEAD START CENTER MANAGERS II & III (Pa-
hokee & South Bay Centers)-Salaries: Mg. II -
$33,748; Mgr. Ill $35,798. Plans, controls and
supervising the day-to-day operation of the cen-
ters, Center Mgr. III in S. Bay has the additional
responsibility of supervising food service staff
for the preparation and distribution of food to
satellite centers. Positions require a BS/BA Early
Childhood Ed. Dev., Dev. Psych., Social Work,
Sociology, Pub./Bus. Adm. related; 1 yr. exp.
supervising a programs) for Head Start, pre-
schoolers or related social service directed at
preschooler (must specify) or 1 yr. exp. acting
as a Head Start mgr. (or unrelated BS/BA & 2
yrs. related exp. Will be required to obtain a FL
Child Care and Ed. Program Dir. Credential and a
FL Food Protection Mgr. Cert. within 6 months
of hire.

* SOCIAL WORKER (Sr. Services), $29,981.
Conducts assessments and eligibility determina-
tions of elderly individuals for in-home services
and home-delivered meals. Makes home visits.
Requires BS/BA Social Work, Sociology, Psy-
chology or other Behav. Sci. and 1 yr. exp. in
social work/related field (or unrelated BS/BA and
2 yrs. exp.)

* MAINTENANCE WORKER II (2 Positions,
Glades District Park, Pahokee), $11.04/hr. Re-
quires 1 yr. exp. in laboring work providing a fa-
miliarity with any (or a combination) of
landscape/natural area athletic field mainte-
nance, refuse collection, custodial work.

* CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOC. I (Preschool-
ers, South Bay), $11.04/hr. Requires AS/AA
Early Childhood Education/equivalent degree (or
60-semester/90-quarter hours of college); 1 yr.
exp. working directly with preschoolers.
Visit www.pbcgov.com for detailed position de-
scriptions & employment applications. Submit
applications/resumes with any Vet. Pref. doc. for
receipt by 5 p.m. 8/5/05 to Palm Beach County
Human Resources 50 S. Military Trail #210,
West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax 561/616-6893
EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)



Looking for a career

with a collmany you

can grow withP

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

The 08100aloosa Belle and Immokealee
Bulletin are looking for bright, self-
starters with computer skills and
reliable transportation who are will-
ing to learn newspaper advertising
sales from the ground up.
If you have what it takes, you
could be the outside salesperson
in these fast growing markets.

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

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



HVAC TECHNICIAN

HVAC Technician Position Available
at Pahokee Housing Authority. For
further written details, interested parties
may contact Julie Hale, Executive
Director, attel. 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.


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

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


Ge Go

The GEO Group, Inc.
The GEO Group, Inc.
A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
DATA ENTRY CLERK
LIFE SKILL INSTRUCTOR
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
EOE, M/F/V/H
I
Southern Gardens Groves seeks
Scouts and Facility Attendants
Scout will perform detailed citrus tree inspections, complete
reports, and operate motor vehicles. Facility Attendant will
handle grove traffic flow, assure canker compliance
procedures, assist visitors and complete logs. Both require
good verbal and written communication skills. Prefer
bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package including
health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
SContact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315, or "
e-mail dmeltonr(southerngardens.com, EOE


Southern Gardens Groves Supervisor

Requires
BS degree or 5 to 7 years experience in
agricultural production and management; at least
2 year supervisory experience; familiar with fertilizer,
irrigation, insecticide, and pest management
programs; computer skills; and must be
willing to work grove schedule.
Prefer bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package
including health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315,
or e-mail dmelton(southerngardens.com. EOE


WELDER/FABRICATOR
Metal fabrication shop located in
Clewiston Florida is looking for qualified
WELDERS/FABRICATORS.
We specialize in the fabrication of
agricultural/industrial drainage and
pumping facilities.
Must be able to read structural blueprints,
weld, work with metals, do heavy lifting,
work independently as needed.
Call Will Rudd (863-673-8760) to make an
appointment for an interview.
Or send your resume to:
Everglades Machine, Inc.
953 East Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, Florida 33440


- s ---- ---
OPPORTUNITY MEETINGI!
CLOCK RESTAURANT
July 7th @ 7:00 RM.
Earn $50K/$250K with
this fast growth company.
(863)763-8078
Start Your Own Business:
Choose your hours, income &
rewards. Choose Avon!
863-677-0025
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.



IMMEDIATE CASHIII 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.




NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

readem a mWe popuklai!


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




Jjiff& ton-


P"..5 (561)96524
(J. f561)996-9066
1-3 S.. ;.a Se.




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


Empoyen
Meic~l 01


Empoynen


-mlymn


C


-bi
Inom ation 022


-Io
Ifraion 0225g


LABOR < > FINDERS

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


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



ARRESTED OR INJURED Need
a Lawyer? All Criminal De-
fense & Personal Injury.
*Felonies Misdemeanors
*DUI *Domestic Violence *
Traffic Auto Accident
*Wrongful Death. "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342.
Cash For Your Accident! In-
jured in an accident? Law-
suit pending? Need Cash
NOW? We provide cash ad-
vances for personal injury
claims. Financial Relief! Toll-
free (888)375-0565 or
(727)375-0565.
DIVORCE$175-$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 7x1 5, 8x15,10x15,
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full
electric, secure on Commereio
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston
Police Dept. 863-983-6663,
863-983-2808, after hrs.
863-983-8979


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books 8 Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098


,HENDRY REGIONAL
MEDICAL CENTER
Registered Nurses
F ti ; : Li 1
*Suppo- i: FL ,, ... t least 1
LPN11& 3
FL LF
Respiratory Therapist
ff. ,- ,: .- ."-. J- i p r. .. '- ,r-
,-Ld- ;.,..w3 $:J ..'., ri-F
Per Diem Pharmacy Technician


Full Time Certified Dietary Manager
I -*r .'I :'C., ,,L. C .-;-. :
Director of Quality Improvement
f *-. ii ,. .. i I a


- r,,:" rF I *L .....' .-. I,',' =.i .i, ..":V.' -f
Pant tme- PBX operator

Come ii.e S iarv Ey,:eller-i BiBer,.,t -
Clh',.can L d,.3ler Prog..3r. Lr. u.m 3 ,o .31 sitrlc
Phone: 863-902-3079 or Fax resume to: 863-983-0805
Drug Free Workplace EOE


Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must dee.
(863)763-0072
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626


DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.
(863)357-1560.
FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cu ft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
MICROWAVE OVEN, TOSHIBA
w/ Wooden Cart on Wheels.
$50 (863)675-4543
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547



WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.
(863)467-1782


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



FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com
NEW ALL-STEEL BLDGS.
30x50, 40x80, 80x150. Up
to 50% Off. Call Now! Judy
(800)839-1075.



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.



COMMERCIAL Coin Opp.
Laundry Equip. 23 top
loaders, 4 big boy front
loaders, 12-15 top/bottom
dryers, 2 change machines
& soda machine. Come by,
look & make offer.
(561)924-2620/261-9874



CAR SEAT- BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.
(863)467-7838.


SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)467-1189
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


Football & Baseball Card'Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 7, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/100+Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394



DELL-kyboard, mouse moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abla Espeni-
o0l. $150. (863)843-0323.
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
CABINET, For VCR TAPES:
$20 (863)675-4543
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.
DINETTE SET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good.
shape. $100 (863)675-3774-
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High -
back chairs. Very nice $700. ~
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call-
anytime
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
SOFA, LS, END TABLES,
COFFEE TBL- good condi-
tion, $125 for all.
(863)634-0526.
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75'. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774



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.
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.



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


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY.
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458


BR Set,, 4 pc., $75, Dog Ken-
nel, 10x6x6, $100, Trampo-
line, futon bunk bed
w/mattresses, $200, wed-
ding dress, sz. 12, never
worn, $200, go cart, seater,
$1000. (863)673-4621
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.
FREE DIRECTV Satellite for 4
rooms. Add Ti-
Vo/DVR/HDTV. 220 Chan-
nels + locals,
$29.99/month. First 500 or-
ders get Free DVD Player.
(800)360-9901, Promo
#14700.



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BEAGLES PUPPIES- Pure
bred, 1st shots & wormed.
No papers. 7 wks. old.
$125.302-492-3930
BOXER PUPPIES: $400 Each.
Mother for $500 & Regis-
tered Father for $700.
(863)675-0430


N IV


p


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursdav. Julv 28. 2005 '








2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


PEKINGESE PUPPIES- 6 wks
on 07/15. $200 for males &
$250 for females.
(863)983-5597
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136



POOL- 4ff, ladder and all ac-
cessories, like new, $150 or
best offer. (863)824-8749.



STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.



CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
(863)674-0098.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788



VOLUNTEER
For Dolly Hand
Center. If interest
561-99



WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
(863)261-2263
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



SHOP VAC- 10 gallon, com-
mercial, stainless steel, ask-
ing $55. (863)675-7350.


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




Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805B
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Fak6i, 'Suppiles/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers B65



AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BAY MARE: 14 years old
w/tack. $800.
(863)675-0430
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse slant/trailer, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$5000 neg. (863)357-1945
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22',
metal top & siding, $1500 or
best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime.
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713



JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000
(863)801-1666
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
(863)265-4161
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
(863)675-7504
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202/261-4999
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HP,
. 36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
(863)635-3627.
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
(302)697-3931


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
make you a more Idornm
and hiterestag person. No
wonder newspaperreaders
are mre e siuacfull



LIVESTOCK TRAILER -15',
Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every
Tues. 11am. 763-3127


Rentals

S RENT..-
S I*
par nts 905 I \ E
Business Places 910
Commercial I
Property 915
Condos/
Townomuse- Rent920
Farm Property- L
Remt 925 i i
House -Rent 930
Land -Rent 935
Resort Property -.
Rent 945 40 Years Experience
Roommate 950 ', LICENSED & INSURED PRE-SAIES IhIPEc liON

Rent 960 Nol Ba-torlaE nEmIkstpaifuvf llamtFa4to
CHEROKEE
HOME INSPECTIONS, INC.


1, 2 & 3 BR HOUSES &
APARTMENTS FOR RENT. A R
Call (863)983-4436.




IS NPn, '
Cultural Arts
sted please call Pre- Cotrctio Pricing 3 drm,, 2 Baths Modular Home in
3 6 0 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, Many Upgrades Moore Haven. Golfcilded. 55+omm.lll,
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON MOORE HAVEN
Bank Foreclosures "Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Call for Details Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
S3BR, 1BA Home in 'River View Lots available on
Hooker's Point Area Caloosahatchee River
Indian Hills, Moore Haven, $112,000 Call for Details
extra large riverfront home ACREAGALND&LOTS
for rent, 5BR/3.56A, 2 kits, New construction on Farm Land Available
2 fireplaces, 2 ararae Bayberry Loop, 4 BR, Call for Details
Jirepacs, ar adwo ge, 2BA, Many Upgrades *5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tacts offHendry
Uthe & har oo s views. $275,000 Isles Blvd., Call for Details
throw out gorgeous views,
$1800 mo. Call 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood RENTALS
20 310 9- I- 0 r S/D, Newly Remodeled 4BR, 2BA $l,800/mo.
239-849- 0 o r $84,000 *3BR, 2BA $1,600/mo.
239-690-3085. MOaTURA 2BR, IBA in Moore Haven
S Wooded Lots: $525/mo.
IeZalsbriau-$40,000
Quebrada $50,000 COADLERCIAL
Clear & Surveyed Lot *100'xOO' Lot w/bldg, fenced
Radl WE Appaloosa- $55,000 within City of Clewiston '$115,000
AE SPORT PIONEER PLANTATION
Listings Needed *3BR, 2BA Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home
on 2-1/2 Acres. $78,900

Business Places. a...
Sale 1005
Commerciall
Property Sale 1010
Coendo/
Towahouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020 < A a ro l-y.n.
Houses Sale 1025 h 3 m a 3 s
Hunting Property 1030 a 1 t--yl-, I n --
Investment
Property- Sale o1035 roers
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045 Carolyn Thomas 946-2005
Open House 1050
Out of State MaryLee van Wijck 946-0505
Property- Sale t055
R Estate Wanted1065 4- te a
Resort Property Ann Donohue 228-0221
Warehouse Space 1075 David Rister 634-2157
Waterfront Property 1080 -I N ff We fave y



By Owner, beautiful country pto f SaXlE9
living in Montura Ranch, 1 'rpryS le 15-W nedI6
1/4 acres, cleared wall im-
provements, ready for mo- Coastal North Carolina Water- TODAY TURN YOUR
ile home or build a house, front Pre- Construction VACANT LAND
only $70,000. Call Mike Grand Opening! 1.56 Acres INTO BIG $$$$
863-673-2532 or Irv $199,900. Deep boatable Iwillbuyyourvacantlotor
863-902-1189 waterfront! Panoramic land for cash. Close in 1 week.
views, private setting. Paved Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
CLEW.ISTON- 4/3, approx road, underground utilities. Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
3000 sq ft, under a/c, swim- Aug 13 & 14 only call 561-441-2800
ming pooVscreen enclosure, (800)732-6601 X 1338
6/lO acre, new appliances, harles Watkeys, Broker. obile
new A/C compressor, roof GEORGIA COAST- Large Homes
approx 3 yrs old, fresh paint wooded access, marshfront
inside/outside, 10x20 shed, & golf course homesites. g111 iI
sprinkler system with well, Gated with tennis, kayaking, --.........- -
city sewer, underground & canoeing. Limited
utilities, original owners. availability- mid $70's & up. Mobile Home Lots 2005
Asking $269,000. Serious Calltoday (877)266-7376. Mobile Home Parts 2010
Buyers call 863-228-0887 Mobile Homes Rent 2015
or863-228-0400forappt. GRAND OPENING! Winding Mobile Homes- Sale 2020
River Preserve 11 July 30 &
Hurricane Wind Zone 3 31. Ocala/Gainesville Area.
Manufactured & 20 Acres from $195,000. Ii i HlT
Modular Homes 100 Acres from $450,000. i!SalIe2 0
Land/Home Packages New semi- private gated
Complete Double Section, community featuring parcels MH, 12x60, roof over, 7x27
Setup & A/C. w/ frontage on the wacas- "Fla. room, Must be moved,
From$45,000 sassa River. Gorgeous $5,000 or best offer.
STANTON HOMES woodlands teeming w/ deer (863)763-3597
1-800-330-6623 & turkey. SAVE up to
Port LaBelle, Unit 4, 3/2, cor- $20,000! Great financing. Mobile Home, Singlewide,
ner lot, walk to schools, new Call toll-free (866)352-2249, '93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
als/caret, nice ard, x 517 or www.fllandbar- be moved, asking $2800.
pdced to sell @ $164,500. gains.com. 305-245-8768/345-1319
Callowner863-675-1107 NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY 2
Your next job could be in Private communities with
today's classifieds. Did hardwood trees, views,
1 1 4 l from $20,000 to $85,000.
i n (800)699-1289 or www.dv- MONTOYA RANCH
LAND, 51/ acres, 606 Henry erbendlakelure.com. ESTATES
tIn rBvdd Ptone r20,le 0 NEW MEXICO-20 Acres Section13,3Bdrm.,2Ba.
n 305-342-7133/636-5092 $34,990. Scenic region, 1200 sq. ft. double wide
305-32-7 3- views, canyons, trees, roll- 50,000 Ft. fenced yard,
*LAND FOR SALE* Ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt- Beautiful Oaks, Screened
41.4 Acres in Hendry ing, hiking, horses, great .Lanai, Utility Shed.
County. Could Divide. climate. Power, great ac- Priced to sell @ $114,500.
Call 239-657-5654 cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND! Call owner: 863-673-5071
RESIDENTIAL VACANT LOT,
3071 N.E. Beechwood Circle NEW RELEASE 20% discount New & Used
at Port Labelle. for Reservation Holders on- Manufactured Homes
(305)335-9005 ly. Coastal Georgia Gated Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Dee p Water Access. Wood- Scotbilt, Townhomes.
ed, Lagoon and Golf Course Best Deals Anywhere.
las I homesites. Call for Reserva- STANTON HOMES
tion Information Clewiston, LaBelle,
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa- (877)266-7376. Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
terfront lots in the Foothills New Tennessee Lake Property 1-800-330-8106
of NC. Deep water lake with from $19,900! 7 Acre parcel TROPICAL MH VILLAGE-
90 miles of shoreline. 20% $34,900. Lake Parcel and 2br,2ba, single wide, cov-
predevelopment discounts LogCabin Package $54,900. ered carport, Ig screened
MNdT9 f nanr. N n-w (866)770-5263 ext 8 for de- porch, large shed, metal
MENTS for 1 year cal now tails. roof over system,"
for best selection. (863)983-0589


www.nclaKetrontproper- NORTH CAROLINA MTNS 4
ties.com(800)709-LAKE. acres on mountain top, view, RENT TO OWN
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI- trees, waterfall and large Buy Here-Pay Here
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI- public lake nearby $49,500 Marginal Credit OK
NA.6MUSTnE8TE Clewiston Stanton Homes
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS owner (866)789-8,53 Clewto nt omes
OF WESTERN NC MOUN- www.NC77.com. 863-983-8106
TAINS. Homes, Cabins, WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS SOUTHFLORIDA'SLARGEST
Acreage & Investments. North Carolina Where there V OLDMESD LPRICINGR
Cherokee Mountain Realty is: Cool Mountain Air, Views VOLUMENPRICIN
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy & Stream, Homes, Cabins & STANTON HOMES
www.cherokeemountainreal- Acreage. CALL FOR FREE 800-330-6266
ty.com Call for Free Bro- BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
chure (800)841-5868. PROPERTY SALES. Grab a bargain from your
Closeout Sale! LAKEVIEW (800)642-5333. Realty Of neighbor's garage, attic,
BARGAINS from $39,900 Murphy 317 Peachtree St.r st in
with Free Boat Slipl 10% OFF Murphy, N.C. 28906. basement or closet inl
plus Pay NO Closing Costs! www.reaityofmurphy.com. today's classifieds.
High elevation, beautifully Need a few more bucks
wooded lake view parcels.
Across from national forest to purchase something HOW fast can your car
on Norris Lake in Eastern deer? Pick up some go? It can go even
Tenn. Call now extra bucks when you faster when you sell it
(800)704-3154, ext 625 sell your used items in i .fiedS.
Sunset Bay, LLC. the classifelds. in the classifieds.


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)465-137


License #CGC0061855


Ai V'N I )SS
IC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
420 E. SUGARL4ND HWY.
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770


WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.C
Se Habla Espaiol
AFTER. -OURS:
ANN DYESS FAYE KELTING LAURA SMITH TRAVIS DYESS i KATHY GAR
(863) 983-8979 (863) 677-0707 (863)599-1209 (863)228-2215 (863) 228-4;
RESIDENTIAL MONTTJRA ACREAGE
2BR, 2BA New Condo LOTS AVAILABLE 9.9 acre 6d. Un
$184,900 CALL FOR DETAILS Citrux $94,
5 New Homes 4BT5AfAIR fTfl~oEWi00 5 aSAILdBEWDAYB
Under Contract Call for Details COMMERCIAL LotSAEBiA8flHRIM
3 os8A,.PBVD6W.t900 ts- 3 Montura 1.25 $42
4 BLE NENDID W900 ,,000
Moore A noer cht Club 9 Commercial Lots on US List Your
Lot w/t'I $26,500 27 with Building $400,000 Ls u
3BSD&PENDWMI,000 Building 2476 sq. ft. on
2B p -80 US 27 100'xiO' Home Here
acres a or details 8 Lots Zoned R1-B
4BR, 2BA $225,000 $400,000
MOBILE HOMES 10 Lots Zoned Commerial Marketing To
3BR, 2BA, Shed $65,000 $500,000
3BR, 2BA Ridgdill $67,500 Harlem Bar Great Every Potentia
3BR, 2BA ', a $87,000 Business Opportunity
3BR, 2BA Seminole Manor Call for Details Buyer In The
$87,5oo o 06'; World
3BR, 2BA Pidgdill $84,900 + World
3B 2B $84900 Cabinet Shop 4800sq.ft.
3BR, 2BRP4 on lake & Apt. $173,000
$120,0000 wwwJendry-adesmmus.a

SIE"CIA.L. IsTEW I..IS"rl"r(c
4 Bedrooms, 2 1,,2 Baths large corner lot in great
neighborhood, fireplace inr family room.
sprinkler system, circle drive.
Real Estate in Hendry -and Gades Counties, loida
http://www.hendry-gladesmrnls,com


-oilHoe


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



CENTA Ho Recreatioi
OF CLEWISTON

1 REDUCED Boats 300
ry Nice, amers/RVs 3010
) t' Jet Skiis 3015
2/2 DW, Marine Accessories3020
F d Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Fenced, Motorcycles 3030
Screen Porch, Sport Velicles/ATVs 3035
DW Carport, .hed
2 Sheds
$72 0 0 ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
72 1 ALtrlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $20.00
2) Mids a (863)635-3627.
state Big 0 Airboat hull, 13' seat
Loop Special, stand & cage, exc. shape,
3/2 DW, n less than 1 yr. old, $2000
3/ W neg. Call Heath
Fence 863-634-6006
Carort, hed BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
Car ortI L ed nized. Good shape. $200.
$72,900 863-674-1105.
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
)Trp icL#28 trir, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
S tropical # top, great white trolling mo-
S tor, live well, misc. equip-
I11/2 Bath, ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
Furnished, (863)983-8417
Carport, EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
Ox 0x Shed. 16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
MUST SEE offer. (863)632-9166
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
S, w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
4)Tpial Lot #1 CD Stereo & Trailer Excellent
3/2 DW cond. $1800 (561)644-1596
2 r WY Pontoon Boat, '04 Crest Ex-
ar rt, plorer, 18', 50hp Evinrude,
Sm. Shed 40 hrs., $10,000 neg.
Smn. Shed (863)763-4939/634-2017
SEA-NYMPH- '84, 17" Alumi-
num, Runs good. Boat, Mo-
2160 W. Hwy.27 Clewiston tor & Trailer. $700 or best
1.4 Miles N.W of WAL-MART Offer. (863)763-1431
983-4663
HaIamlPon SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
w HOME BuiDERSCO 10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have s sB 31
you looked for it?
BOUNDER, '90, 70k mi., new
Time to clean out the trans., good cond., $12,900.
attic, basement and/or (772)785-5771
garage? Advertise COACHMAN 1997, 5th Wheel,
your yard sale in the 25 Ft. w/slide out. Garaged,
classified and make No pets, No smoking. Very
your clean up a breeze! clean! $9500 (863)357-1714


Dodge Motorhome, '74, 2
totally reconditioned, ru
great, sleeps 4, a/c, $20
(863)357-1945
WILDERNESS, 32', like n
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, stora
$9000 or best off
786-423-7057



TRAILER, Mastercraft '01,
boats, 190, 197 & 209, &
21' Long. New cond. $2(
(561)644-7237/795-9657


HONDA CBR HURRICANE
'90, Approx. 43K, Runs
needs work. $1000. or b
offer. (863)467-1189
YAMAHA 535 VIRAGO, 1
13K miles, $1500 or b
offer. (863)467-7587.
YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, I
Bike. A very reliable bike.
Call (863)634-3617.



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp
gine. $350 or best of
(863)227-2600


Automobiles



Automobiles 4(


I I I


Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015 'ks4
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
Equipment 4025 gine, rough but restorable.
Foreign Cars 4030 $800. or best offer
Four Wheel Drive 4035 (863)675-4643
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045 CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
Pickup Trucks 4050 lent condition. $1400.
Sport Utility 4055 (863)634-6654
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065 I i Tol
Vans 4070
CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
H rf A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
=I ld H I "1 $3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp (954)587-2644/260-1933
Tohatsu, new trir, good
cond., $3000. CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron. wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong fer. (863)528-4372
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500. FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
S(863)357-4595 askforRon fuel tanks, camper top,
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con- $2300 or best offer
vertible: Needs work. $1200 (863)467-0139.
or best offer. FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
(863)946-0599 bed. $1000 or best offer.
MERCURY '89, Grand marque (863)675-8573
Nice cond. Very dependable. FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Tan w/white top. $1999 Flare side. ac/auto/new
(863)675-3726 Alva trans. $6299 or can finance
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr 54AK $1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
miles, all power, like new,, (954)587-2644 or 260-1933
$5000 (863)675-2392. FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992, to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer cc, tool box, 126K mi.
Stereo. Asking $2000. $4500.neg. (863)634-2578
(863)675-2598 TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
VOLVO 740, '90, needs work, cylinder, alot of new parts,
$1000 or best offer. Needs work w/carb. $900.
(561)985-1017 (863)634-7706.


Day Bed
During the day, this day bed
serves as a comfortable and
attractive sofa. At night, it
easily converts into two beds.
Made from pine, Douglas fir
lumber and plywood, the pro-
ject holds standard twin mat-
tresses on both the upper and
lower bed. The completed
day bed measures 88 inLches
long by 44 inches deep by 34
inches tall.
Day Bed plan
(No. 810) ... $9.95
Pine Bedroom Set Package
4 other plans
(No. C56)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects). .. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itlem(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, PO. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name. address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.comi
Money Back Guarantee


L AVIAMI W


[Houses -Sale 102!


lHouses Sale


lHouses Sale


Thursday, July 28, 2005


ENCLOSED TRAILER- Wells
Cargo, 2Oft, barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.
HOMEMADE TRAILER- large
enough for riding mower,
$125. (863)634-0526.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
.,.. -the world around you.
?-. ^No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
..': cessful people!


FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
$1800 (954)584-7912.

/ \ Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
n | GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
1 ESTATE Case No.: 2004-CP-52
-...... ,' ... INRE:ESTATEOF
S HELEN M. GABRIEL
S'i Deceased

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-
COM bate Division, the address of which is
PO Box 10, Moore Haven, Florida
33471. The names and addresses of
the personal representative's attorney
n JVersa Gabriel
798 4300 SW 13th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
The Law Firm of
derwell & Maxwell well, RA.
900 405 NW 3rd Street
oo 00 Okeechobee, Florida 34972
,WOO0 All creditors of the decedent and other
,000 persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
SON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
,/ ,i mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
l FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
1 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-
amn TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is July 21,2005.
Sander 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.
Verna Gabriel, Personal Representative
-- The Law Firm of
t- i --- Maxwell & Maxwell, PA
DEVIN R. MAXWELL
Attorney for Petitioner
5. '- Florida Bar No. 172693
405 NW Tod Ftreet
Okeechobee. FL'3'4972
oTelephone: (863)763-1119
7r3,039 CGS 7/O,28/05
20% D v LEGAL NOTICE
uns The Hendry County Building, Licensing
.00. / and Code Enforcement Department is
^looking for contractors for mowing of
various delinquent properties within
W, the unincorporated Hendry County
ew, nContractors will be required to main-
age, DODGE DURANGO '1 tain current workers compensation or
e r. V8, low mi, fully loaded, all exemption status on all field employ-
power, a/c, leather, GPS, ees, a current liability policy and an
occupational license with Hendry
max. care warranty trans. County. If you are interested or have
$19,000 neg. (863)983-6018 any questions in being added as a
contractor, please stop by the LaBelle
FORD EXPLORER 91 Needs office and request to speak to Ken
FORD EXPL'ORB e net You may also call 675-5245
trans. $500. (863)634-0305 or983-1584
fits 72316 CB/CGS 7/28;8/4/05
20- NOTICE OF AUCTION
000 The following vehicles will be sold at
CHEVY BLAZER 1988, For public auction by Blount Automotive
CH on August 12,2005 at 10:00 a.m. It
parts. $400 or best offer. See will be sold for cash to the highest
Ruben @ across for Duda bidder and Blount Automotive reserves
Juice Plant in blue trailer. the ight to refuse any or all bids. Sale
will be held at 508 E. Hairia Ave.. Cle-
but ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand wistonFL33440.
best new, 10 hp, fits John Deere 1.1998ChevyLumina
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev- VIN# 2G1WL52M8W1132296
S er ran. $900. (863)692-2229. 71608 CGS 07/28/2005
)est JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer. LEGAL NOTICE
Dirt (863)357-1976. The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
Dirt lic auction on August 13 at 8:00 a.m.
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20" at 2190 NW 16th S., Belle Glade:, FL.
good condition $800 or best 1998 Ford P/U
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for VIN #1FTZX1729WNA67983
Patrick 72301 CGS 7/28/05
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits LEGAL NOTICE
en- most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day- The following vehicle will be sold at pub-
fer. ton all terrain, good condo. lic auction on August 11 at :00 am.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim. ?t21o NW 16th St. Belle Glade:, FL:
1996 Honda 4 dr
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20" VIN#1HGCE667XTAO14591
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat- 72300 CGS 7/28/05
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263 Do-It-Yourself Ideas
S WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg. '
105 (863)528-1894. | i


- I


11


Mobile Homes -
Sale 'I'll







Thursday. July 28,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


PabalcNtie


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 Onrdilnance:
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 descdbed as follows:
WILLIAMS ROAD REZONING
DESCRIPTION
A parcel of land In Section 26, Township 42 South, Range 30 East, Glades County,
lodrda being more particularly described as follows:
COMMENCE at the Northwest comer 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
comer 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 Southedrly right-
of-way line of Williams Road, a distance of 599.93 feet to the Northeast comer
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 Northedrly right-of-way line of the C-43 Caloosa-
hatches River Canal; thence S 45 deg. 51'22' W, along said Northedr 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 water's edge,
a distance of 1,561.87 feet,.more or less; thence N 20 deg. 18'49 Wa 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. 2216' W, a distance of 387.04 feet to a point at the Intersec-
tion of the "Old C-43 dght-of-way line" with the Southerly projection of the West
line of Lot 26, River Oaks Subdivision; thence N 00 deg. 16'14' E, along said
projection, a distance of 62.83 feet to the Southwest comer of said Lot 26 and
the South line of said River Oaks Subdivision; thence Southwestedy 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. 4107"), a dis-
tance of 85.53 feet to the Southwest comer of said River Oaks Subdivision;
thence N 00 deg. 16'14" 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. 4604' 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 dight thence along the arn of said
curve, (said curve being curved concave to the Northeast and havin a central
angle of 61 deg. 3553' 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.
Leess and except the three (3) following described properties:
PARCEL "A"
Commencing at the Northeast comer of River Oaks Subdivision as recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 56, Public Records of Glades County, orida, run S 02 dog. 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 cenra aigle of 61 dog. 35'53' and a radi-
us of 235.00 feet) a distance of 252.65 feet thence S 58 dog. 46'57' E a dis-
tance of 53.88 fet 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 dg. 46'04' and a radios of 128.08 feet) a distance of 254.32 feet
thence S53 deg. 5804 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 among said West line S
00 deg. 1614" W 791.76 feet to the Southwest comer of said River Oaks Subdi-
vision and the Point of Beginning; thence Southwesterly along the arc of a curve
to the dght, (said curve being curved concave to the Southeast and having a ra-
dius of 1,825.00 feet and a central angle of 02 dog. 41'07"), a distance of 85.53
feet to the Southwest comer 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 "Od C-43 right-of-way line;' thence along said riht-of-way
line N 60 dog. 22'16' E 387.04 feet thence N 85 deg. 31'53' E 112.50 feet
thence S 20 dog. 18'49' E a.distance of 73.57 feet to the edsting 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. 16'14' W alongthe
Southerly extension of the West ine of said subdivision for 52 feet thence 21
deg. E a distance of 112 feet to the existing waters edge of said C-43 Galoosa-
hatchee River Canal; thence Northeasterly along said waters edge to said "Point
"A".
PARCEL"B"
All those lands lying Southeastedy of the Northwesterdy right-of-way of said C-43
Caloosahatchee River Canal
PARCEL"C"
Commencing at the Northwest comer 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
dg. 42'55" W a distance of 2,728.99 feet to an intersection with the Northerly
ohto-of-way line of Caloosabatchee Canal C-43 as shown on sheet a of drawing
NoJC43-33 of the Central and Southem Florida Flood Control Distict right-of-
-way andTopo 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 pf this description; thence continue
N 45 deg. 51'34" E along said dght-of-way line distance of 145.35 feet to the
beginning of a curve to the right;, ence along aid curve; having a radius of
1825.00 feet, a ceqtra) angle of 08 deg. 05't'jie ing concave Inthe Southerly
side, whose long chord bears N 49 deg. -40Efbr a distance of 257.30 feat,
an arc distance being 257.51 feet to the Southwustedy comer of "River Oaks
Subdivision" as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 56 Public Records of Glades
- CountF, eoia-,thence N 00 deg.14'57" E along the West boundary line of said
Subdivision a distance of 350.00 feet, thence N88 dog. 48'13" Wa distance of
300.00 feet thence S 00 dog. 1457" W a distance of 623.22 feet to the said
point of begininni2g 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 abeheard.
GLADES COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
KS. Jones, Chairman
ATTEST: Sandra H. Brown for
Joe Rint, Clerk of Circuit Court
70733 CGS 7/21,28/05

HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTEDBY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/2/05
SUBJECTAREA: 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 of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule establishes the policy for time sched-
ules.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional dntrlct economic Impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing anrfdistrbutions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendy County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickponcee Avenue, LaBella, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
ds the matter may be heard on August 2,2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding te statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so In writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of thin notice.
Notice: If requested In writing and nat deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
thefuture.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest, in writing, hearing. The request shall be submittedto the Superintendent
of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request
shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by
the proposed rle. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: inspection and copying of all written materials constittiing poblicrecords
submetitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
tices and to incorporaste them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: f you need an accommodation in order to participate n this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Rodrida 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 shall be filed in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant
o 120.54(3)(2), F.S.
67303 CGS 7/14,21,28 CB 7/28/05


READING A NEWSPAPER...

Leads youth







w0 IlL M509 .


j lic N soice


Furc No" II


PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice Is hereby given that the Clewilston Plannig and Zoning Board wll meet at
5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2005 In the Ciy Hall Commission Chambers,
115 West Ventura Avenue. Included in the agenda will be the following requests:
1)A request from Stanton Mobile Home Sales in accordance with City Code Sec-
tion 110-60 titled "Required findings; variance" for a variance to split the 3 lots
located on Lots 1 3, Block 168, General Plan of Clewiston, A.K.A. 443 E. Pa-
sadena Ave, Clewiston. Theproperty Is zoned R1-B and is required by City Code
to allow not more than one welling unit per any patted lot The applicant Is re-
questing a variance from these requirements In order to build another single
family residence.
2)A request from Ronald & Raygene Buff in accordance with City Code Section
110-61 titled "Special exceptional" for a special eception to use their home o-
cated at 303 Saginaw Ave., A.K.A. Lot 8 of Block 1, Ridgeview Estates S/D as a
home based administrative only business. The property is zoned R1-B and Is re-
quired by City Code to not allow home based businesses.
3)A request from Jorge Femandez In accordance with City Code Section 110-60
ted "Required findings; variance" tor a variance to extend his building Ieto the
easement to the rear property line located on Lots 15 -19, Block 161, General
Plan of Clewiston, A.KA. 517 E Sugadrand Hwy. The property Is zoned C and
has a 5 ft RU.E. (Public Utility Easement) on the mar.
4)A request from Juan & Sirelda Bentancor In accordance with City Code Sec-
non 110-60 tited "Required findIngs; variance" for a variance to erect a cement
fence into the PU.E. (Public Utility Easement) tothe east property line located on
Lot 5, Block 31, Ridgewood S/0, A.K.A. 239 W. Avenida del Rio. The property Is
zoned Rc-A and is required by City Code to allow 7.5 set back from rear property
line.
The City Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the recommenda-
tions of the Planning & Zoning Board and take final action on these requests on
August 15,2005 at 6:00 p.m. In the City Hail Commission Chambers.
All citizens and Interested parties are encouraged to attend the P&Z Board meeting
and the City Commission public hearing. Any Inquiries regarding the hearing or
any person redn a special accommodation because of a disability or physi-
cal Impairment, including speech or hearing impairments, should contact the
Building Official's office at least three days prior to the hearing.
CITY OF CLEWISTON
Travis Reese
Building Official
72290 CGS 7/28/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-113-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY JANE McCUNE
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARY JANE McCUNE, deceased, File
Number 2005-113-CRP, is pending in
the CircuiCourt for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which Is: Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33935.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative attorney is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PESONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or drisdiction
of this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of thefirst
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
, persons having claims or demands
against the decedents estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is July 28,2005.
Personal Representative:
Carol L. Cole
2625 Grassy Run
LaBelle, FL 33935
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Mealani A. McGahee, Esq.
RFinaa Birr.:, iO6426,1
I1 .: IL .r i''L'.1 n, r,,,, w
i',lig lon] a3n4 .
Phone A8630983-16;7
Fax: (863 9831973- '
71223 COS 7/28:8/4/05

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
vs.
SANDRA OSCEOLA; MIKE OSCEOLA;
SECURITY PACIFIC HOUSING
SERVICES, INC.,; JOHN DOE;JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S
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 8th
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 of AUGUST, 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Fnal JudIgment, to-wit
EXHIBIT'"B
LOTS1820, AND22,BLCK71,
PALMDALE SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1
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
SSUBDIVISION, 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 91.
AND
LOT 14, BLOCK 71 OF PALMDALE
SUBDIVISION, SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 40 SOUTH, RANGE 30
EAST, GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AS SHOWN ON DEED RECORDED
IN BOOK 81, PAGE 923.
TOGETHER WITH A 1990 MAYFMO-
BILE HOME WITH VIN# (S):
54630213AZ AND 54630213BZ,
TITLE (S): 49534227 AND
49538954, AND DECAL#(S):
N302991 AND N0302992.
In accordance with the American
Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA,
Disabled person who, because of
their Disabilitles, need special ac-
commodationsto participate in this
proceeding should contactthe Sen-
ior Deputy Clerk Administration
Whose Post office is Located at the
Lee County Justice Center, Room
3112,1700 MONROE STREET, FT.
MYERS, FL 33901, Telephone
239)335-2299 or 1 .
800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1
800)955-8770 Via R. Relay Ser-
vice, no later than 5 days prior to
the Court Date.
Dated thls 11th day of July, 2005
JOE FLINT
Clark of The Circuit Court
JENNIFER BEVIS
Deputy Clerk
70899 CGS 07/21,28/05

How fast can your car
o? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classifteds.

How do you find a job
In today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classifieds


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND'
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-582 CA
KENDRICK S. RICHARDS,
Plaintiff
vs.
PETE G. MARKOFF and
AMELIA MARKOFF,
Defendants
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PETE G. MARKOFF and AMELIA
MARKOFF, if alive, or If dead, their un-
known spouses, widows, widowers,
heirs, devisees, creditors, grantees,
and all parties having or claiming by,
through, under or against them, and
any and all persons claiming any right,
tie, interest, claim, lien, estate or de-
mand against the Defendants In re-
gards to the following described
property in Hendry County, Florida:
LOT 21, BLOCK 2337, PORT LABELLE
UNIT 6, a subdivision, according to
the Plat thereof, recorded In Plat Book
3; Page 109 of the Public Records of
Hendry County, Florida:
Notice is hereby given to each of you
that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been
filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on
Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L. SHAW,
4427 SE 16th PLACE #2, CAPE CO-
RAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Hendry County, P.O. Box 1760,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before
August 22, 2005 or otherwise a de-
fault judgment will be entered against
you for the relief sought In this Com-
plaint
THIS NOTICE will be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks
In a newspaper of general circulation
published In Hndry County, Florida.
Dated this 15th day July, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By: S. Miller
Deputy ClerkL.Shaw
MarcyL Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
oroda Bar No. 0150738
Wright& Shaw, RA.
4427 S.E16th Place, Sute 2
Cape Coral, Floriodda 33904
Phone (239)542-9955
Fax 239)542-9987
70765 CGS 7/21,28:8/4,11/05
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch 713.585(6) FS. United
jTi',. 'f, L-:Ii "" fiC O 'y 1 i] '1
wire pOWe of iorfne il seaU 1tne lo-.
lowing Velciel ) to the ignesl blazer
-uai|l ci0 oray liens nl proceeds i-
posne,] nn min clrn OrcourT ocri-
er/lenholder has right to hearing and
post bond; owner may redeem vehicle
for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
In reserve
Inspect 1 week pridor @ lienor facility;
cash or cashier check; 15% buyer
prem; any person Interested ph
(954) 563-1999
Sale date August 19, 2005 @10:00 am
3411 NW th Ave., FL Lauderdale, FL
33309
15121 1981 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2dr
Vin#: 1G1AZ37K1BK504155 r/o
Phyllis Joy Dorward, 114 Hastings
Rd, Seven Lake, NC cust David Man-
sion c/o 114 Hastings Rd, Seven
Lakes, FL hoienor: Pro Auto Repair of
Labelle; 49 N Industrial Loop, Labelle,
FL 863-675-1109 lien at $2725.04.
Licensed & bonded auctioneers Rab422
Rau 765 & 1911
72298 CGS 7/28/05

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
The Area Housing Commission of Cle-
wiston, LaBelle and Hendry County
will hold the Regular Monthly Meeting
on Thursday July 28 200 at 50
PM. at The Greentree East Commu-
nity Center at 710 South Lopez Street
Clewiston, orioda, Hendry County.
The purpose of the meeting is to conduct
the general business and consider any
other matter that may be brought be-
fore the Housing Commission. Any
person or persons wishing to appeal
any decision made at such meeting
must ensure that a verbatim record is
made upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The meeting will Include any business
before the 'Hendry County Non-Profit
Housing, Inc.'
71923 CB,CGS 07/28/2005
NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry County Hospital Authority
Board of Directors will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, August 4th at 12:30 p.m. In the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugadand
Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
68042 CGS 7/28/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Civil Ser-
vice Board of the City of South Bay,
Florida will hold a meeting August1,
2005 at 12:00 noon In the Commis-
sion Chambers at 335 S.W. 2nd Ave-
nue, South Bay, Florida for the
purpose of reorganizing and request
for hearing., I
Any person having questions regardling
this meeting may submit them In writ-
in to the City Clerk's Office at 335
S.W. 2nd Ave., South Bay, Florida or
appearatthe mrneeting and be heard.
72307 CGS 7/28/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice. Is hereby given that Ferg-
son Towing wll sell at Public Aucion
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Forida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on August 8,
2005 at 9:00 AM.
1993 Ford Teal Station Wagon
1FALPS843PG127832
72312 CGS 7/28:8/4/05
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice Is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sai at public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed In
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to e high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Point, FL 33438 on July 25,
2005 at 9:00 A.M.
1.) 1994 Saturn 4-door Blu
Vln# 1GBZK5574RZ114199

PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of South Bay will hold a strate-
gic planning meeting August 2, 2005
at 2:00 P.M. In the Commission
Chambers at 335 S.W. 2nd Avenue,
South Bay, Forida.
All interested persons are Invited to at-
tend and partipate.
72305 C6S 7/28/05


Commerce committee leaders



introduce ID theft legislation


WASHINGTON D.C. A
bipartisan coalition of Senate
Commerce Committee leaders
introduced comprehensive legis-
lation that protects consumers
from identity theft.
The bill sets national stan-
dards for notifying consumers of
data breaches, requires busi-
nesses to improve their safe-
guards for sensitive consumer
information, gives consumers
the right to freeze their credit
reports to thwart identity theft,
and limits the solicitation of
Social Security numbers.
The legislative effort is led by
Senators Gordon Smith (R-Ore.)-
and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and is
co-sponsored by Commerce
Committee Chairman Ted
Stevens (R-Alaska), Co-Chair-
man Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii),
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and
Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.).
The Commerce Committee
has primary jurisdiction over the
Federal Trade' Commission,
which enforces identity theft and
fraud laws.
"The Internet and new busi-
fness technologies have added a
lot to daily life, but they've also
made us more vulnerable," Sen.
Smith said. "We need this bill
because having the world at
your fingertips shouldn't get you
into a financial world of hurt."
"The bill's bipartisan support
signals that Congress is poised to
act on first-ever regulations for
data brokers and other compa-
nies that handle consumers'
most private information," said
Sen. Nelson. "If we don't do
something, and do it now, none
of us will have any privacy left."
"I am particularly proud that
the members of our committee
were able to work in a bipartisan
fashion to write this important
piece of legislation," said Chair-
man Stevens. "With the problem
of identity theft reaching epi-
demic proportions, a bill
designed to protect Americans is
absolutely essential. I look for-
ward to continuing to work with
my colleagues on legislation that
will mitigate to the greatest
extent possible the occurrence
of identity theft in this country,
but without inhibiting an infor-
mation sharing system that
yields extraordinary benefits to
every American."
.The bill addresses two-core"
problems: (1) recent data
breaches of sensitive personal
identification and (2) the current
lack of tools for consumers to


protect themselves from identity
theft. Included below are some
of the key aspects of the legisla-
tion:

Information
collectors
The bill covers any business,
school, or other entity that col-
lects sensitive personal informa-
tion, including Social Security
numbers, financial account
information, driver's license
information, and other informa-
tion that the Federal Trade Com-
mission determines can be used
for identity theft. The bill also
covers any third party that pur-
chases or otherwise acquires
this information.

Safeguards
Businesses, schools and
other organizations that hold
sensitive personal information
will be required to secure it with
physical and technological safe-
guards that will be specified by
the Federal Trade Commission.

Consumer notice
If any of the sensitive person-
al identification is lost or other-
wise breached, and there is a
reasonable risk that the informa-
tion could be used for identity
theft, the holder of that informa-
tion is required to notify the con-
sumers affected. The informa-
tion holder also must report data
breaches affecting more than
1,000 individuals to the Federal
Trade Commission or the hold-
er's primary regulator. If a busi-
ness, school or other informa-
tion holder fails to notify
consumers or the FTC of a
breach, the FTC or state attor-.
neys general may pursue a fine
in federal court of up to $11,000
per individual consumer
(capped at $11 million per
breach) affected by the security
breach.

Credit freeze

The bill will allow consumers
the choice of placing a "credit
freeze" on their consumer credit
report. That means an identity
thief would be prevented from
taking out credit in the name of
any person who placed such a
freeze on their consumer report.
Consumers,-would have the
option of lining the freeze in
advance of applying for new
credit. The decision whether or
not to place a freeze on one's


own credit report is the choice of
each individual consumer.
Social Security numbers:
Businesses, schools and
other information holders would
be prohibited from requesting a
person's social security number
unless no other type of identifier
can be used in its place. Those
holding sensitive personal infor-
mation also would be prohibited
from using social security num-
bers on identification cards and
other forms of identification.
Companies would be prohibited
from allowing prison-work pro-
grams to handle information
containing social security num-
bers.

State pre-emption
The bill would pre-empt state
law on all these issues to create
more uniform and efficient com-
pliance by businesses, schools,
and information holders.
"Our identity theft bill gives
consumers the information and
tools they need to better protect
their identity from thieves
around the world," said Co-
Chairman Inouye. "Identity theft
is a new threat to our personal
security that must be met with
new tactics and new laws in the
information age."
"The recent wave of data
security .breaches throughout
our nation highlights once again
the tremendous threat of identity
theft that Americans face today,"
said Sen. McCain. "Every day,
more and more of our sensitive
personal information is made
vulnerable to identity thieves
because some companies aren't
doing enough to protect our
information. As a result, our
social security numbers and
other sensitive information are
being used against us 10 mil-
lion of us per year, according to
government statistics. It's time
for a balanced solution to this
problem that both protects con-
sumers and maintains the viabil-
ity of our information economy.
This bill strikes that balance."
"Identity theft is devastating
to individuals, both financially
and emotionally, and it's occur-
ring at exponential rates. It's
time to start placing privacy
rights first, and this bill is a step
forward in addressing that goal,"
Sen. Pryor said. "I am pleased
that part of this bill is devoted to
giving consumers control over
their personal financial informa-
tion. It's good for business, com-
merce and consumers."


chain


I?


Yes, this newspaper
"chain." But this


is part of a
"chain" is


unlike any other.


We are owned by a journalistic

trust. All after-tax 'profits are

invested in our mission of com-

munity service through good

local journalism.


Staffing is local, and we seek out

people who care about the com-

munity and want to stay here.


How are we doing?


Let us know by mailing feed-

back@newszap.com or call your

editor.


F~ T~P~'~t

~1K The Si


. B l B NI


Clewiston News


GLADES COUNTY



DEMOCRAT




The Sun AA








"Maroone Chevrolet






. SELECTION, ANDA MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE... hats MamroneO.

ll iilM i.-- .-i .. ",.: ..." --^^"


S__o 6 6.


tO see tns weeks Inteet, s a


*Money back guarantee based on 3 days/150 miles whichever comes first. Some restrictions may apply. See dealers for details. With approved credit. All prices include rebate in lieu of factory finance rate. You must present this ad at time of purchase
or lease to receive these special prices. Advertised prices not applicable to exporters. Offers good on date of publication only. Not responsible for typographical errors. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. 1996-2005 AutoNation Inc.


STORE HRS. MONDAY FRIDAY 9 9 SATURDAY 9 7 *


Thursday, July 28,2005


Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


. . . . .-----------
M-v- M;!!-