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Title: The sun
Uniform Title: Sun (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Place of Publication: Belle Glade Fla
Creation Date: August 18, 2005
Publication Date: 1989-
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Belle Glade (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Belle Glade
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 66, no. 44 (Dec. 7, 1989)-
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Thwsday, August 18 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 79, No. 10


At a Glance

Pizza and pages
There will be a children's
'book discussion at the Belle
,Glade Branch Library on Sat-
.urday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. The
title of the book is "Midnight
'for Charlie Bone," Pizza is
included. Limit 10 partici-
'pants. Ages 10 and up (1 hr).
'For more information, please
:call the library at 996-3453.

Clothes, clothes,
clothes
The women's missionary
outreach "Extending Arms"
and "Clothes Closet" will be
open to the public Saturday,
Aug. 20 from 8-11 a.m. at the
fellowship hall at St. John
First Missionary Baptist
Church located at 600 South-
west 8th Street in Belle
Glade, where Rev. Dr. Robert
Rease is the Pastor. Come
and share 'a free breakfast
with the Women Ministry
Outreach and receive free
clothes and household items
for women, children, and
men. For questions or con-
cerns please call (561) 996-
1705.

Family & Friends,
Harvest Fest day
Elder Charlie Reese and
the congregation of Greater
:Union Missionary Baptist
Church will host their annual
Harvest Fest Revival on Aug.
22- 26 and Family and
Friends Day Aug. 25. Rev.
David Reese of Henning, TN
Will be the guest speaker.
Services for the revival will
begin at 7:30 p.m. and at 11
a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25 for
Family and Friends Day.
Greater Union Missionary
Baptist church is located at
249 N.W. 9th Avenue in
South Bay. Everyone is wel-
come to come out and fel--
lowship.

Election
office opens
Dr. Arthur W. Anderson is
proud to announce the
opening of the Belle Glade
Supervisor of Elections
office. Staff have begun to
serve voters, located at the
Government Center, the
hours of operation are Mon-
day-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Calling all
Shriners
Attention all Shriners,
Masons, and prospective
Shriners. Amara Shrine Cen-
ter of Palm Beach Gardens,
would like to reactivate the
Belle Glade Shrine Club. If
you are interested in obtain-
ing more information, please
come to a 10 a.m. coffee
hour at Black Gold Steak-
house, in Belle Glade, Aug. 5.
For further information, con-
tact Jimmy D. McLaurin at
(561) 627-2100.


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Index

Classifieds .... .18-21
Opinion . . . .4
Schools . . .11
Sports . . . .10
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Water park nears construction


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE Though
summer is nearly gone, and the
kids have all returned to school,
the city of Belle Glade looks for-
ward to next year's summer
period when it is expected that
the county's planned water
park should be completed or
near completion.


With its close proximity to
Belle Glade at Pioneer Park,
county-owned land, the water
park is an asset that city officials
say will be greatly utilized by
the entire region and especially
.the many children in Belle
Glade who during the summer
do not have immediate access
to recreational facilities.
The groundbreaking cere-


mony for the park is planned in
early October. Construction is
set to begin in November on
the $2.5 million park. Though
set details were not available as
of press time, city officials
expect the construction period
to last anywhere from six
months to one year until its
completion.
The park will be made up of


For the kids: School supply giveaway


Staff photo/Jose Zaragoza
The Pahokee Police Department, in partnership with Buddy's Home Furnishings, dis-
tributed a number of school supplies to families in the area Aug. 10. According to Inter-
im Chief of Police Calipto Gonzalez, the department was able to raise approximately
$2,500 in donations to pay for the necessary items.
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Volunteers worked feverishly in the morning and braved the heat to provide parents
with school supplies for their children.


According to Jody Katz, with Buddy's Home Furnishings, the organization tries to help
during back to school events and didn't hesitate to pitch in to help Pahokee.




CEO at hospital notes change


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
After a year at the hospital,
CEO Dan Aranda is content
with the progress that has been
made at the facility.
He is as happy at the
responsiveness of the Health
Care District to invest in a hos-
pital that, only months earlier,
teetered on the possibility of
shutting its doors under a for-
mer administration.
Though there are still many
things to do, Mr. Aranda, and
indeed the majority of his staff
agree: The hospital has rarely
seen better times.
After the former owners of
the hospital sold the facility
back to the Palm Beach County


Health Care District, millions of
dollars have been put back into
the hospital to help its transi-
tion into the next few years of
service in the Glades region.
Though the bigger picture
calls for the replacement of the
hospital, a scenario that the
district is looking at closely, at
least for the foreseeable future,
administrators address what is
necessary to make the hospital
successful now.
Looking around the hospi-
tal, a visitor who has not
stepped foot in the last year
will notice improvements
throughout the facility. Some
are large and noticeable, oth-
ers smaller and more consider-
ate with the minute details of


the overall patient experience.
The hospital rooms seem
immediately better. The floor-
ing on about 70 percent of the
patient areas in the hospital
has been redone, with cleaner
paths leading up to the rooms
themselves. Before, patient
rooms were darkly or dimly lit,
with lights fixed on one side of
the walls, leaving the rest of the
room unevenly bright or dark.
Now, newly installed ceiling
lights make for a more inviting
atmosphere. New tiling in the
restrooms give a generally
cleaner look to the rooms as
well.
But staff is prouder of sever-
See Hospital Page 14


a splash area where kids can
play and cool down, a slide and
a swimming pool. Currently the
city uses Lake Shore Pool dur-
inrg the summer, the only public
pool in the tri-city Glades area.
The opening of the new pool at
Pioneer Park means that more
and more people can enjoy
recreational water activities
during the summer months.


"Our kids are just screaming
for things to do," said City Man-
ager Houston Tate. "Currently,
parents need to drive long dis-
tances (for similar activities)."
In preparation for the start of
construction of the park, the
city of Belle Glade seeks to part-
ner with area schools for a spe-
See Water Page 14


Police arrest




two vandals


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE After stuffing
a T-shirt into the gas tank of a
van, at times used by New
Hope Charities to transport
children to and from school,
the two culprits lit the shirt on
fire and fled from the .scene,
filling with pride when, from a
distance of half a mile, they
watched the van explode and
then slowly burn away.
Moments before, the two
had broken the windows of
several cars parked in the
empty facility and, by their
own admission, snatched
ordinary items from the prop-
erty before stealing away.
The next day, when staff
arrived at the scene, they were
shocked at what they found.
,. New Hope, which carries an
infamy of kindness in its name
for its charitable contributions
and services in the communi-
ty, saw its staff questioning
who would do such a thing.
Local law enforcement
agencies quickly responded
and took to the task of finding
the responsible party, nabbing


Richard Davious
Woods Moore
both of the suspects only days
later, when one of the sus-
pect's parents notified the
police.
According to Detective
Scarso, the two adults con-
fessed to the crime once
arrested, providing corrobo-
rating statements regarding
the events of that day.
The two had initially tres-
passed on the grounds of the
facility on the night of July 27
while searching for gas to
steal, they said. When they
found a van, they pierced the
van's fuel tank and placed a
container underneath the hole
to capture the gas.

See Vandalism-Page 14


City responds



to median issue


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE One day in
Pahokee not long ago, tragedy
struck when the community
least suspected it.
A group of teenagers were
driving down Bacom Point
Road, making their way into the
city and speeding past cars,
when they hit an unexpected
median in the road. As the car
passed other vehicles in its lane,
the driver was unable to maneu-
ver the car out of harm's way.
The impact of the vehicle
against the concrete side of the
median caused the young driver
of the car to lose control, throw-
ing the car forcefully onto one of
the many Royal Palm Trees that
border the road.
Glass and steel littered the
area where the car made impact
with the tree.


Two of the occupants of the
vehicle died that day.
The scene is just one of sever-
al that residents say could have
been prevented, andis an exam-
ple of what may still occur if
nothing is done to make the
street safer.
Since the medians were
placed there, residents say, there
have been more accidents, and
indeed more fatalities, and the
numbers are only set to continue
rising if the city does not address
the situation. Comments in the
newspaper and calls .made to
local elected officials paint the
picture of a community con-
cerned and set on change.
The community has spurred
the commission to action.
City commissioners say they
have been hearing a lot recently
See Medians Page 14


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Staff at Glades General is happy to receive a new CAT Scan
machine with some of the latest in technology at their grasp.


Glades Day Gator football Page 10


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Obituaries


Lonnie Manuel Norris
Lonnie Manuel Norris, 78, of
Clewiston, passed away Aug. 3,
2005 in Clewiston. He was born
March 12, 1927 in Four Oaks,
North Carolina to Clarence
Edgar Norris and Mary Clyde
Moore Norris.
Survivors include his wife:
Lynda M. Wilkins Norris, daugh-
ters: Cindy. Castro and Lisa
Owens (Tom), both of Clewis-
ton, grandchildren: Michael Cas-
tro, Ethan Owens and Jessica
Owens, all of Clewiston, broth-
ers: Melvin Norris of Four Oaks,
NC, Vernon Norris (Audrey) of
Clayton, NC, and Ray Norris
(Judy) of Blue Mounds, WI and
sisters Pearl Pearsall (Mo) of
Orlando, Merle Whitley (Pete) of
Smithfield, NC, Jean Thompson
(Don) of Dazelle, SC and Faye
Barefoot (Joe) of Raleigh, NC.
Funeral services were held
Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 at 10 a.m.
at Evangel Assembly of God in
Clewiston with Reverend Gary
Corley officiating interment fol-
lowed at Ridgelawn Cemetery in
Clewiston.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Hervey Stanley
Gulledge, Sr.
Hervey Stanley Gulledge, Sr,
90, of Moore Haven passed away
on Aug. 10, 2005 in Cape Coral,
Florida.
Hervey Stanley Gulledge, Sr.,
was born Nov. 17, 1915 in Bald-


win County, Alabama.
He is survived by his four chil-
dren: Shirley Margo, H.S.
Gulledge, Helana Brown, and
Sharon Milam. Grandchildren:
Dawn Garrison, James Kelehar,
H.S. Gulledge II, Shawn Mar-
tinez, Norman Faircloth, Brain
Brown, Juanita Faircloth. Great-
grandchildren: Autumn Mar-
tinez, Taylor Gulledge, Brandon
Benavidez, Austin Kelehar, and
Austin Gulledge.
Services were held at the
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston on Saturday, Aug. 13,
2005. The interment was at the
Dade Memorial Park in Miami.
Anna Lee Edelkamp
Anna Lee Edelkamp, 83, of
Clewiston passed away on Aug.
14, 2005 in LaBelle.
Anna Lee was born Jan. 13,
1922, to the pioneer family of
John Nelson Click and Mary
Matilda Anderson Click.
She was reared at Lakeport,
graduate of Moore Haven High
School, Draughns Business Col-
lege. She retired from NASA at
Cape Kennedy moving to
Zephyrhills prior to moving to
Clewiston with her sister. Sur-
vivors are sister-Gertrude Prid-
gen- Bembry of Clewiston, sev-
eral cousins, nieces and
nephews.
Graveside funeral services
were held on Tuesday, Aug. 16,
2005 at Ortona Cemetery with
Rev. Jackie Miller officiating. All
arrangements were by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home- Clewiston.


Jacksonville Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist joined with sev-
eral military organizations and
advocates to spotlight the avail-
ability of an alternative to costly
financial arrangements known
as payday loans.
Joining the attorney general
at the Jacksonville Naval Air Sta-
tion was Ronald Duchin, execu-
tive director of the Concerned
Veterans Communications
Coalition; Captain Dave Feraldo,
director of the Navy/Marine
Corps Relief Society; Assistant
Professor of Law Christopher
Peterson of the University of
Florida along with other military
advocates.
The attorney general and
those in attendance announced
that the Navy/Marine Corps
Relief Society and their counter-
parts serving the other branches
are providing zero percent inter-
est loans to assist servicemen
and women in their efforts to get
out of debt. Zero percent loans
are available for those seeking to
repay high interest payday loans
as well as assisting those with
emergency financial needs..
Each week, servicemen and
women and their families try-
ing to make ends meet are
targeted for loans with exorbi-
tant fees making it difficult, and
sometimes impossible, to get
out of debt.' These loans, carry-
ing actual interest rates of at
least 100 percent, according to
the Navy/Marine Relief Society,
keep military members literally
living from paycheck to pay-
check.
The practice of payday loans
centers on advancing a service-
man or woman a portion or all
of the amount of their upcoming
salary. These loans normally

require repayment at high rates
within a short period of time. It
is often impossible to repay the
loan within a few days because
most military installations pay
on a monthly basis.
Despite this, the interest con-
tinues to effectively increase and
the serviceman or woman is fur-


their behind by the next payday
than they were prior to obtain-
ing the loan.
Dependance on these types
of loans has become a sufficient
enough concern to prompt the
U.S. Department of Defense to
determine that the astronomical
rates charged by some have an
impact on "military readiness".
The debt resulting from these
loans places a service member
at risk of losing their security
clearance, or worst case, being
discharged from the military.
"Zero interest loans are a
godsend and a financial lifeline
for military families," said Crist.
"Thankfully there are organiza-
tions who care about the well-
being of those who give so
much to our country."
Attorney General Crist urged
the Florida Legislature to take a
close look at the statutes to
ensure that the men and women
in uniform are being protected.
Current Florida law allows an
effective annual percentage rate
of 390 percent. Some states have
no statutory limits on payday
loans.
On June 30, the attorney gen-
eral issued a consumer alert to
military families advising them
to avoid "predatory lenders" and
offered tips on how' to avoid
becoming involved with them.
The alert also revealed another
option for military families -
the Servicemembers Civil Relief
Act which entitles personnel
on active duty to more favorable
loan repayment requirements.
However, these protections
are available only for loans
received by personnel prior to
the time they are called to active
duty. This week's announce-
ment of zero percent interest
loans further expands coverage
to more members of the mili-
tary.
The June 30 alert also stated
that certain payday loan
providers were under investiga-
tion for possible illegal activity.
The investigation is ongoing.


Anniversary


Submi
Johnie and Jane Jackson's 501
Johnie and
Jane Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Jackson
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with family and
friends on May 14, 2005. The
event took place at the Lake
Talquin Baptist Church fellowship
hall and included their extended
church family and fellow Fort
Braden Community Center mem-
bers. The affair was hosted by
their sons and inchided a barbe-
cue dinner ad replica wedding
cake.
Johnie and the former Jane E.
Norris were married at First


tted to INI/Johnie and Jane Jackson
th anniversary
Methodist Church of Belle Glade
on May29, 1955.
Johnie and Jane retired after
owning and operating the former
Jackson's Talquin Grocery near
Lake Talquin for over 25 years.
They are both active members of
Lake Talquin Baptist with Johnie
serving as a deacon for the last
eight years. Their children are
John Kevin and Angie (Lee) Jack-
son of Daphne, AL., James Daniel
(Jimbo) and Wendy (Tucker)
Jackson of Tallahassee, and
William Jennings (Jen) Jackson
of Tallahassee. Their grandchil-
dren are Ashely, Catlyn and Alli-
son Jackson.


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Submitted to INI/Priscilla Farnam
Farnam and Spooner to wed
Farnam and Spooner
Carl Aletris Farnam of Moore
Haven announces the upcoming
wedding of their daughter Priscil-
la Marie to Ryan K. Spooner.
The wedding will take place at
the First United Methodist Church
of Moore Haven, on Oct. 15, 2005.
The reception will follow at the
Doyle Conner Building.
Pricilla is a 2002 graduate of
Moore Haven High. Ryan is a 2003
graduate of Moore Haven High.
He is currently employed with the
GEO Corp. as a maintenance
supervisor.
After the wedding they will
reside in Glades County.
Ryan is the son of Melvin and
Gaye Spooner II of Indian Town
Florida and Vern and Judy Proctor
of Moore Haven.
Denault and Hoppe
Sara Carol Denault and Scott
Carl Hoppe were married on May
25, 2005, at 2 p.m. at St. Lorenz
Lutheran Church in Franken-
muth, Michigan.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Diane Denault and the late
Mr. John Denault of Clewiston.
The bride, a graduate of Clewis-
ton High School in 1998, graduat-
ed from the Atlanta School of
Massage in March, 1999. She has
been employed as a Massage
Therapist with Chateau Elan in
Braselton, Georgia since July,
1999.
The groom, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Hoppe of Birch Run,
Michigan, graduated from
Frankenmuth High School in
1989. He was in the U.S. Navy


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Sara Denault and Scott Hoppe
from 1990-1994. Scott presently is
a driver with Tractor Supply Co. in
Braselton, Georgia. The couple
now resides in Jefferson, Georgia.


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Summer heat dangers are real


As summer temperatures con-
tinue to stay in the 90s, health offi-
cials warn of the dangers of heat
stroke and heat exhaustion.
Hot temperatures can also
bring other health risks. One con-
cern is the effect of high tempera-
tures on some prescription drugs.
The guidelines that come with
prescriptions usually tell you to
keep medication refrigerated or to
keep it at "room temperature".
Drugs kept at "room temperature"
should be stored in an area that is
68 to 78 degree Fahrenheit. Those
who keep their homes cooled with
air conditioning 24 hours a day can
safely leave these prescriptions in a
cabinet or drawer. But those who
don't air condition their homes
might have more trouble keeping
medication at the right tempera-
tures.
High temperatures can cause
prescription drugs to degrade,
making them less effective. This


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Healthier
Life


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can be potentially dangerous to
those who take them. In some
cases, high heat can cause a pre-
scription drug to spoil and even
become toxic.
When you are given a prescrip-
tion drug, read the drug informa-
tion sheet carefully and keep the
drugs stored properly in the right
temperature range.
If you store prescriptions in the
refrigerator, use a thermometer to
check temperatures in different
parts of the refrigerator so you can


pick the safest place for the pre-
scriptions. For example, the veg-
etable crisper drawer is generally
warmer than the rest of the refrig-
erator. The top shelf of the refriger-
ator may be colder than the bot-
tom shelf.
If you carry prescriptions with-
you when you leave the house, you
might want to put what you need
in a pill case instead of carrying the
whole bottle around.
Don't leave prescription drugs
in a bag that is in the car while you
shop. Temperatures inside a
parked car can quickly rise to more
than 100 degrees.
If your prescriptions have been
left in the heat, consult your doctor
before taking any more pills. Heat
can make the pills less effective, or
even toxic.
Other:
Make-up can also be damaged
by heat. Light and heat can destroy
the preservative in makeup that


Water managers approve more grants


The Governing Board of the
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District has approved
$450,500 in grants to 14 munici-
palities and non-profit organiza-
tions to help fund projects that
will save almost 240-million gal-
lons of water each year.
The district's Water Savings
Incentive Program (known as
WaterSIP) was established to
encourage and reward forward-
thinking conservation programs
that achieve measurable reduc-
tions in water use. This cost-
sharing program helps provide
funding support for innovative,
technology-based water conser-
vation projects that can produce
actual and immediate water sav-
ings.
"Conservation is one of the
best, and easiest, ways to pre-
serve, protect and stretch our


limited water supplies," said Dis-
trict Executive Director Carol
Ann Wehle. "The projects fund-
ed this year are excellent exam-
ples of how cities and other
organizations throughout the
region are committed to doing'
their part to help us reduce
wasteful water practices."
Projects approved include the
"Roots in the City" non-profit
group in the Over-town area of
Miami-Dade, which will capture
storm water from 1-95 and send
it to a recently planted beautifi-
cation landscape project in the
community. Local residents
tending to the landscape gar-
dens will use the water for irriga-
tion.
The city of Plantation is
replanting the city golf course
and will use the district grant
money to help purchase and


install low-water-use turf grass
throughout the course. The city
of Coconut Creek also plans to
build a car wash that will use
recycled water to clean city vehi-
cles.
On the west coast, the city of
Sanibel is working with hotels
and resorts on the island to retro-
fit sprinkler systems to use recy-
cled water for irrigation. And in
the Orlando area, Orange Coun-
ty Utilities is sponsoring a cash
rebate program that encourages
customers to replace older, high-
volume toilets with newer, ultra-
low-volume models.
Combined, the 14 approved
projects are capable of saving
nearly 240-million gallons of
water per year. This is equivalent
to the amount of water needed
to meet the water demands for a
town of 7,800 people each year.


Applications for next year's
WaterSIP grants will be available
in January. Selection criteria
include conservation efficiency,
consistency with regional water
supply plans and/or water man-
agement initiatives, innovation
and cost effectiveness. While
many funded projects are typi-
cally plumbing retrofits, others
have also included automatic
flushing devices for fire hydrants,
pressure stabilization valves,
large-area irrigation controls,
soil-moisture technology, and
rain shut-off devices for irriga-
tion systems.
For. more information on the
Water Savings Incentive Pro-
gram, check the district's Web
site at www.sfwmd.gov
http://www.sfwmd.gov/> or
contact Bruce Adams at (561)
682-6785.


School meal organization changes name


Tallahassee After 55,years
of promoting school meals,
members of Florida School Food
Service Association, Inc.
(FSFSA) voted to change the
name of the organization to
Florida School Nutrition Associ-
ation, Inc. (FSNA). The new
name better reflects its desire to
provide school-age children the
most nutritious school meals
possible every school day.
Delegates from the 67 Florida
counties gathered in Tampa this
past April under the guidance of
Art Dunham then association
president to discuss this pro-
posal. "School Nutrition more
accurately, reflects who we are
and how we want to be viewed
by others. We will be more
aligned with the School Nutri-
tion Association, our national
association," said President
Dunham. '
FSNA has a 55-year history of
promoting school meals in Flori-
da. Members work in all aspects
of the school nutrition fields
from directing school district
nutrition programs and food
service departments to manag-
ing individual kitchens and
staffing school cafeterias. Its
non-profit professional mem-
bership is over 5,000 strong,
serving over 2.2-million-children
meals at school daily. They are
dedicated to provide safe, high-
quality, low-cost meals to stu-
dents across the state.
In addition to changing their


.name, they have posted a nutri-
tion position paper on their Web
site (www.fsfsa.org
) to
assist local school boards plan
district wellness programs for
school year 2006/2007. School
districts will be required to put


together a plan that increases
physical activity, improves nutri-
tion, and involves representa-
tives of the community, school
board, parents, teachers and stu-
dents as part of the Child Nutri-
tion Reauthorization Act that
became law June 30, 2004.


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Crist moves to


block utility hike


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transferred from your face to the
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cosmetics to prevent this bacteria
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TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist filed peti-
tions with the Public Service
Commission (PSC) to intervene
on behalf of Florida consumers
and taxpayers, opposing large
rate hikes requested by the state's
two largest electric utilities.
Crist said the increases pro-
posed by Florida Power & Light
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Inc. which would affect some
70 percent of Florida's electric
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The proposed increases'
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Floridians directly, but the
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"The rate increases being
sought by these power compa-
nies are out of line," said Crist.
"The utility companies are entitled
to make a profit, but not exorbi-
tant profit borne on the backs of
our people and our businesses."
The Attorney General moved
to intervene, after receiving
requests to do so from AARP and
,the Florida Retail Federation,
which together represent more
than 2.7 million Florida residents
and businesses.
Crist previously fought to


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Thursday, August 18, 2005


4OPINION Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


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.

TRASH TALKING: You should take a day off with pay and just ride
through the city of Belle Glade and look at all the trash that you're not get-
ting picked up. It's pathetic. So, take a day off with pay, Mr. Tate. Ride and
look.

WHATWERE YOU THINKING?: I have a question for the acting police
of chief of Pahokee. Why would we want to put Mr. Robert Love in charge
of a program with teenage boys and girls when as a convicted felon he's
not allowed around schools, yet Pahokee High School allows him to
come on campus anytime he wants to. What's going on in Pahokee any-
way. We're making heroes out of felons?
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Unless convicted of a sex crime
against a minor, a released inmate is not required to stay away from
schools and children, unless otherwise noted in their case files and
ordered by a judge to do so in a stipulation to their probation or parole
requirements.

DANGER, DANGER: My call is in regards to Airport Park. I read in the
local paper that grant money is going to be spent to fix their Torry Island
Park and Lakeshore Middle Park. Airport Park is in desperate need of
improvements. It's dangerous for the children to play there, the fences are
broken, the lights are broken. I have taken my children there to play and I
feel it's a dangerous park. When is anything going to be done to renovate
Airport Park?

ALL MESSED UP: I think the city of Belle Glade must be about voting
right now. They got the fire trucks sitting out at the civic center out in the
weather. These machines don't need to be sitting out, they are supposed
to be in a building. Is the fire department building all messed up? The
police department building is all messed up, they can't fix that. The build-
ings at the marina are all messed up, they can't use those. The bathrooms
at the marina are all in bad shape. So, the city must be about voting. They
can't fix anything. I wonder what our city manager and our new assistant
manager are going to be doing about this?

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY: I got a question for
one of Pahokee's long-time commissioners. What do the residents on
Cypress have to do to get their broken sewer lines fixed? You were seen by
me and others pulling the city work crew off of that job and I found out
later they were sitting down at King's Trailer Park to do private work for
your friend. Why doesn't the mayor or city manager or some of the com-
missioners file charges against you, because you sure don't have the right
to send city employees on private property unless you're getting some-
thing out of it.

RACIAL TENSION: The GCD Group/Wackenhut (formally known as
South Bay Correctional Facility). Why is the assistant warden's gross mis-
management being allowed or overlooked by Walden Stepp? In his efforts
to promote whites, he is blatantly violating the rights of high ranking black
officers, and since his arrival the turnover rate has dramatically increased.
Thanks, concerned employee.

WHATABOUT THE KIDS: I'm a concerned parent. As much money as
we spend in the Glades and we have elected city commissioners, I see
them doing everything for the parks, but if your child wants to go to a
movie you have to drive him, or take a chance with them going to West
Palm Beach and then coming back. Belle Glade ought to think about their
young kids. They want these children to go to school, finish school, and
come back here and live productive lives. Give our kids somewhere to go.
We need some decent places for our kids. It's too dangerous going back
and forth to West Palm with all the things that happen over there. City
commissioners, do your job. Remember March is coming about and you
would like to get elected because right now in the city of Belle Glade, the
whole staff needs to be replaced.

THANK YOU SO MUCH: I'm a resident out at the Belle Glade Marina
and I just wanted to say thank you to the paramedics and the fire rescue. I
had a problem on Saturday,'the 13th, they showed up in terrific time, they
were all very polite, and I just wanted to say thank you and you're doing a
great job. I just wish all of them luck because every one of them was pro-
fessional. Thankyou so much.

PAYING FORTOO MANYTHINGS: As I was standing at a gas station in
Pahokee getting fuel, looking up and realizing I was paying $2.52 a gallon,
I couldn't help but wonder why the citizens of Pahokee are paying for
police officers to drive vehicles to Wellington,to Port St. Lucie, to Miami, to
Ft. Lauderdale, and the argument of they have to get here quick if they're
called out, that's a lame excuse. I pay taxes. I'm paying for my gas like all
the taxpayers are paying for theirs and also supplying these police officers
with rides and gas. This is unfair. The city commission of Pahokee needs to
correct this problem. Remember, election day is coming very, very soon.

A TRIAL OFYOUR PEERS: I'd like The Sun to publish the profiles of the
six jurors who found Mr. Love not guilty of stalking and resisting arrest. I'd
like to know the ages, the education, the gender, race, where they're from,
and so on. Because apparently they decided the eyewitnesses and police
were lying and I would like to know what kind of people are serving on
juries these days.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. This would be an unfair investiga-
tion into the lives of those who were simply fulfilling their civic duty.
Remember, that both the defense and the prosecution have equal
opportunity to select and dismiss potential jurors. While our justice sys-
tem has its flaws and at times, falls short of competence, we, as a news
entity can only report on the facts presented to us. If you curious as to
what may or may not have happened at the trial, court transcripts are
made public record following the disposition of a case and can be pur-
chased through the county clerk's office.


Letter to the Editor


Time to clear the air
To the editor:
I feel I have to clear the air in
regards to the islands on Bacom
Point Road. At least one individ-
ual has had a problem with
them over the last few months.
After reading speak out this
week, it's obvious the present
city administration is still con-
tent to pass the buck rather than
take the time to investigate the
reasons behind the redesigned
road and actually support some-
thing done by previous adminis-
trations.
The reason for the design
made sense then and still do.
FDOT was going to repave
Bacom Point Road. According to
state law when they improve
any state road they must install
bike lanes on both sides of the
road. If FDOT was going to
maintain the four lane road they
would have had to eliminate


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parking on both sides of the
road in order to fit in the bike
lanes. This would have included
the downtown commercial dis-
trict.
As there was insufficient
parking downtown, the removal
of parking in front of the stores
would have created a serious
hardship for the business own-
ers. If you lived 'here then you
can remember how dangerous
it was to get out of your car
downtown because the driving


lane was so close to the parking
lane. It was a miracle nobody
was killed. Therefore, the only
logical design was the one we
have now. Prior to the redesign,
FDOT held public hearings at
city hall to explain the options to
the citizens and obtain their
input.
The present design was sup-
ported by the city commission,
the chamber of commerce and
the city's Beautification Com-
mittee. There weren't any major


concerns expressed by the resi-
dents. At one time there were
more islands proposed but
some were removed at the resi-
dents' request because of prob-
lems with their driveways.

The police department was
particularly in favor of this
design. Bacom Point Road had
turned into a dangerous speed-
way with very few drivers, espe-
cially the trucks, paying atten-
tion to the speed limit. The
average speed was reduced
about 15 mph according to the
police department when the
new road was complete. This
was a major plus not a negative.
If drivers obey the safe driving
laws the islands don't present
any problem. I agree we had no
choice and get on to the real
problems in Pahokee.
Sincerely, Ken Schenck,
former City Manger


Community Profile: Janet Lewis


Name: Janet Diane Lewis
Where I was born: I was born
Ocilla, Georgia. I came here
because my
mother and
father had rel-
atives in Pom-
pano Beach.
When I was
born in Geor-
gia, they
decided to
relocate to
Florida so Janet
they joined Lewis
my uncle in
Pompano for a short time, then
moved to Belle Glade.
What I do: I am Advanced
Registered .Nurse Practitioner
Coordinator. I supervise the
nursing division here at C.L.
Brumback Health Center. That
consists of supervising 20
employees. Employees that are
registered nurses, senior LPNs,
health support specialists,
health service representatives.
Major responsibilities.
How much I enjoy my job: I
love it. I actually have been here
for 17 years in various capaci-
ties and different positions. I
love it. I love the patients that I
serve. I love the community.


That was one of the reasons I
came back.
What motivates me: When I
left Broward County, when I was
in the private sector in 1986, for
about seven years, the reason I
come here is if I can make a dif-
ference in one life, then I'm
happy. I can't change the world
overnight, but certainly I want to
be of service to the people here
in the Glades communities.
I moved here when I was one.
I went through all of my school-
ing here. I left and came back,
left and came back. I actually
live in Royal Palm, 13 years, but
I work here. All of my waking
hours are here in the Glades.
How I describe myself: Janet
is a proud mother of a 17-year-
old who is a great student, a
great son. He would describe
me as tough. Tough on him in
the sense of making sure that
he never forgets that an educa-
tion is most important. I think
overall I give him a lot. I give
him really more than I can,
more than he expects at times,
but only because he is a good
student.
I'm kind. I like to meet new
people, different people and
learn about their lives. Not shy,


.in a sense, I'm reserved. I kind
of observe things that are going
on initially. My weakness is that
I overextend myself at times. I
don't have a Type A personality,
but almost.
What scares me: I pray often
that I'm around to see my son
becoming a productive adult. I
really want to be around for
him. Married, and grandkids
and finishing college. College is
first. I want my son to have a
good life, I really do. I often say
to him and his potential girl-
friends that I want him to be a
responsible father and hus-
band.
What is my favorite song: I
like Jazz, and there's no special
artist, but I just like Jazz only
because it's calming. After you
run around for 10 or more
hours, you need something to
kind of relax yourself. I hear it
everyday. Usually when I'm
commuting out from Royal
Palm in the morning.
What irks me: I do get upset.
The staff will tell. you, when
patients are not served in the
proper manner. I believe when
we commit to a job, we know
what the duties and responsibil-
ities are and we really should


do our best. Not to say that
clients are always right,
because sometimes they come
in with manners that are not
pleasing. But what really both-
ers me is when you have some-
one who's sick and they're
looking for service and you're
not taking care of them.
My dearest memory: Really
what it is is the birth of my son.
That's the most memorable. He
has grown so quickly, I cannot
believe. I can remember when
he was a baby and now he's 17.
In 2006, it's his year to be a sen-
ior.
He often tells me, "Mom,
you're acting like you're going
to college and you're graduat-
ing from high school." But I
want the best for him.
When I came from under
sedation when he was born, I
remember just seeing he was
just a beautiful, beautiful child.
We have our little battles, but
the battles are because I want
to keep him on the straight and
narrow. He calls me mom, I call
him Clarence. I don't believe in
nicknames, as much as he calls
himself C.A. and his dad calls
him C.A., his name is Clarence.


Beware of the critical spirit within


By Pastor John Hicks
First United Methodist Church
"For the ear tests words as the
tongue tastes food. Let us discern
for ourselves what is right; let us
learn together __
what is good."
(Job 34:3-4) o
Upon his
retirement as
CEO of the
Coca-cola
Company,
Donald R.
Keough spoke
to the 1993
graduating John
class of Emory. Hicks
As part of his
address, Keough shared, "I have
an architect friend who says, 'I
can take the newest building,
built by the finest builders any-
where in the world, and if you
give me a camera and the ability
to focus various lenses, I can
make that building look like it's
about to fall down because I will
find five or six minor imperfec-
.tions, focus on them and con-
vince you that the entire struc-
ture is about to topple.' In a
society where a handful of peo-


pie focus the camera of life on
the events of the day, be wary of
those who want to focus the
camera forever on the warts and
blemishes and shortcomings of
our existence."
It's good advice. Many of us
have encountered people with a
critical spirit. They are not fun to
be around, and they can be detri-
mental if we allow them to shape
our lives. Critical spirits can dis-
tort reality and ruin a good day,
and harboring a critical spirit
within our own selves can make
.us, and those around us, miser-
able.
I'm reminded of a story where
a man and his wife pulled into a
gas station to refuel their car. As
the tank was being refilled, the.
station attendant washed the
windshield. (You can tell it's an
old story!) When he finished, the
driver of the car said, "The wind-
shield is still dirty. Wash it again."
"Yes, sir," the attendant
answered. As he scrubbed the
Windshield a second time, the
attendant looked closely for any
bugs or dirt he might have
missed. As the attendant fin-
ished, the driver fumed, "This


windshield is still filthy! I'm going
to talk to your boss to make sure
you don't work here another day.
You are the lousiest windshield
washer I have ever seen!",
As the angry driver started to
get of the car, his wife reached
over and removed his glasses,
carefully wiped them with some
tissue paper, and then placed
them'back on his face. The driv-
er embarrassingly slumped
down into his seat as he
observed a spotless windshield!
Ouch!
Critical people often view oth-
ers through their own dirty glass-
es. The dirt on their hearts causes
them to see everything from an
unclean, critical perspective.
They become angry at what they
perceive to be dirt on other peo-
ple, when in reality they are look-
ing at others through the grime
on their own heart. Their critical
spirit will cause them to continue
to find fault in others until the
stain in their hearts has been
cleansed.
That is what sin is. Sin is not
on the outside, it is an inner


condition that causes us to see
life in a distorted way. Unre-
solved issues become magni-
fied. Frustrations are projected
to other people. Outlooks
become distorted way out of
shape, and a feeling of discon-
tent prevails.
When we accept God's gift -
the gift of God's Spirit freely
poured out on all who will
receive it, we can begin to see life
in a different way. We start seeing
possibilities we never saw before.
Our bitterness is swept away and
in its place we find hope for a bet-
ter life. We find the peace that
passes understanding, but which
is available to each of us. Life is
too short to be unhappy all the
time.
Take heart that God is at work
in each one of us! If we trust in
that and open ourselves to the
spirit of love and peace it can
bring to life in each of us, then
there is truly nothing God can-
not accomplish in and through
us even the taming of a criti-
cal spirit!


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Q: Dear Doc Savvy. I tuned
into your radio show last week
when you were talking about
intestinal parasites. Did you say
that we can get worms from the
ground when walking barefoot?
I sure hope not. Signed, Set me
straight. Love your show Docl
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is true! Just as dogs can pick up
hookworms, and roundworms
from infected grounds, so can
we!
Hookworms and round-
worms can cause worm infec-
tion through the skin, into our
organs and even in the eye! They
usually gain entrance to our
bodies through the skin -
hence, the bottom of bare feet.
At my hospital, I have a 300-
square-foot fenced in doggie
play and potty parlor. To avoid
spread of parasites, I have the
sod completely dug out every
three months. That's how seri-
ous and real intestinal parasites
can be! This way I can do my
best to avoid parasitic transmis-
sion. And yes, we all where
shoes too! Hope I set you
straight. Take care, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My name
is Sara, and I am 11 years old. I
have a pet hamster named Fred-
die. How often do I need to


bring him in to visit the vet?
A: Hello there Sara. Thank
you for the great question. Fred-
die should go to the vet every six
months. This way he can have a
little physical exam to check
him over in general. This exam
should include a nail trim, and
dental exam. Many times ham-
sters can get ingrown nails, and
teeth. Also they can commonly
get ear infections. I hope that
answers your question Sara.
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Thursday, August 18, 2005 serving the ~iIlflu iIiI~S soutn of LdRe Okeechobe~


DUI saturation patrol set


for August 19-September 5


The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment will be conducting DUI sat-
uration patrols during Aug. 19-
Sept. 5, in the vicinity of the city of
Clewiston and a checkpoint on
Aug. 20, in the vicinity of Francis-
co Street, as part of the You Drink
& Drive. You Lose, Labor Day
national crackdown.
You Drink and Drive. You Lose,
National crackdown runs from
Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. The goal
of the crackdown is to save lives.


"Many people choose to cele-
brate with alcohol during the
summer, "said Chief Don Gut-
shall. "Unfortunately, some of
these people also choose to drive
after drinking. The goal of this
checkpoint is to identify and
apprehend these impaired drivers
before the can kill or injure oth-
ers."
Preliminary crash statistics for
2004 indicated that more than
1,050 were killed in alcohol-relat-


ed traffic crashes last year. During
the official Labor Day holiday
periods in 2002 and 2003, a total
of 35 people were killed in alco-
hol-related crashes.
"We encourage everyone to
act responsibility during Labor
Day holiday," said Chief Gutshall.
"If you intend to drink, make
arrangements to get home safely.
Use a designated driver or a taxi.
Remember, if You Drink and
Drive. You Lose."


Attorney general warns of


phony car buyer scam


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist today issued
a consumer alert warning Floridi-
ans of an emerging scam in which
con artists target individuals trying
to sell their vehicles and other
items.
The Attorney General's Office
has received numerous com-
plaints from consumers across the
state reporting the overpayment
scam. In this scheme, a thief
selects the victim after browsing
through classified ads for a car or
other large-ticket item offered for
sale. The thief pretends to be an
interested buyer from out of town
and sends payment in the form of
a cashier's check, money order or
personal check.
The payment typically arrives in
an amount greater than the pur-
chase price.
The con artist then asks the sell-
er to wire the overpaid amount to
another party or back to the "pur-
chasers," sometimes explaining
that the purchaser lives in another


country and the third party will use
the money to ship the vehicle over-
seas. After the money is wired, the
original check bounces or turns
out to be a high-quality counter-
feit, and the innocent consumer
loses the money.
"This is yet another example of
crooks taking advantage of peo-
ple's trusting nature," said Crist.
"Unfortunately, Floridians must
constantly be on the alert for peo-
ple who might be looking for a
quick way to make an easy buck. If
consumers are aware of these
scams, they can better protect
themselves from becoming the
next victims."
Angie Denton in North Florida
was suspicious when she received
an offer for $4,000 more than the
price of a truck she was selling
online. The buyer wanted Denton
to wire the difference back to
them, but she felt uneasy about
the request and did not accept the
* $8,000 cashier's check.
Another South. Florida couple


Alleged local drug


dealer apprehended


Sheriff Ronnie Lee
announced that another cocaine
drug salesman, Jesus Sanchez,
age 41 of 1806 Matthew Loop
Road east of Clewiston was
..apprehended by the l'Hendry
County Sheriff's Qffice Criminal
Investigations Division for the
sale of cocaine.
The arrest is the result of a joint
investigation by the Hendry Coun-


ty Sheriff's
Office and city
of Clewiston
Police Depart-
ment. ,Sanchez
was booked
into the
Hendry County
Jail under a
$25,000 bond
on Aug. 12.


Jesus Sanchez


fell victim to the scam in January
after they posted an online ad for a
Miami apartment to rent. They
were contacted by a "student"
from London stating he or she was
interested in the apartment and
would send a cashier's check for
the rent. The check was for $2;500
more than the $1,000 the renters
asked for.
The "student" asked the couple
to wire the difference back, saying
the overpayment was a mistake.
After wiring the money back, the
couple realized the original check
was fraudulent and they had lost
their $2,500.
The Attorney General's Office
offers the following tips to avoid
falling prey to this scam:
Know whom you are dealing
with. Independently confirm the
buyer's name, address and tele-
phone number. Keep in mind that
most. legitimate buyers would
want to see a car before buying it.
Never accept payment for more
than the purchase price of the item,
no matter how tempting. Never
wire money to the buyer or a third
party at the buyer's request. If the
buyer insists that you wire back
funds, end the transaction immedi-
ately legitimate buyers won't
pressure you to send money.
If possible, accept only cash. If
you do accept a check for pay-
ment, do not turn over the car until
you verify that the check has
cleared the issuing bank.
Request a check drawn on a
local bank br a bank with a local
branch, which allows you to make
a personal visit to make,sure the
check is valid. If you cannot get a
check from a local bank, call the
bank where the check originated
and ask if it is valid.


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Clewiston Police Activity


Clewiston Police Dept.
on a mission
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment is pleased to announce, that
in the last eight month they have
made over 93 narcotic arrests and
served 11 separate narcotic search
warrants of residences within the
city of Clewiston, all for violation of
drug related offenses.
The respectable citizens of
Clewiston have praised their offers
in a job well done, at the same time
they are stepping up the efforts in
the battle against illegal drug activi-
ties.
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment issued this WARNING to
those who have decided or are
contemplating on either selling or
using drugs within the city of
Clewiston; the citizens of Clewiston
have voiced to the department and
the City Commission, their com-
plaints and concerns regarding
stopping the drugs within the city.
The police will continue to make
this their personal agenda, and will
carry out those wishes and con-
cerns by furthering their efforts in
curbing the availability of drug


access within the city of Clewiston.
To accomplish this goal, they
have formed a. Traffic and Crime
Unit TA, to seek out those who may
use our local highways and road-
ways to transport drugs.
They have also added part-time
specially trained officers to patrol
on bicycles in some of the city's
known drug areas. They have also
joined forces with the Drug
Enforcement Administration
(DEA) in an effort to make multi-
jurisdictional cases on those drug
dealers who are known to cross
between these jurisdictions to
secure their agenda. The Clewiston
Police Department promises, if you
are a drug user/dealer, they will
seek you out, find you, and when
they do, they will do everything
within the legal guidelines to
secure you in one of their many
correctional facilities. Remember-
ing the one you deal with, could
be a snitch!
Two busted, one
fugitive still sought
The Clewiston Police Depart-
ment reports that during the week
of Aug. 5 the Clewiston Narcotic's


Unit and members of the uniform
patrol has continued their efforts
on their war against drugs by exe-
cuting three residential search war-
rants at the following addresses
within the city of Clewiston:
The first residence was 415 E.
Ventura Avenue, known to most s
"Chino's Nursery" officers where
able to locate Alberto Escobar
a.k.a. "Chino" within the residence
at the time of the search warrant.
He was arrested and charged with
three counts of sale of cocaine.
A second search warrant was
then executed at 845 E. Ventura
Avenue, the residence of Rene
Navarro. Navarro was apprehend-
ed by the uniform patrol division
after returning to the residence at
the time of executing the search
warrant. He was later arrested for
the sale of cocaine.
The third and final search war-
rant was then conducted at 508 W.
Obispo Avenue. Although evidence
was found within the residence,
the individual target by the name of
Vicente Villalobos was not present
at the time of the search warrant
execution, but a warrant has been
issued for the sale of marijuana.


Arrest Report


Editor's note: The following
individuals listed in the arrest
report does not indicate guilt.
Anyone wishing to contact the
newspaper following the final
disposition of their case, may do
so.
Glades County
Sheriff's Office
Aug. 4:
Brandy Yorke, 26, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Deputy
Byran Enderle on an active war-
rant for VOP. She was later
released on a $2,500 cash bond.
Aug. 7:
Paul Jorgensen, 53, of St.
Augustine was arrested by Deputy
Bryan Enderle on the charge of
DWLS. He was later released on a
$4,999 cash bond.
David Gordon, 33, of Ft. Myers
was arrested by Deputy Holly
Ramsey on a Hendry County war-
rant. He was later released on a
$710 surety bond.
Aug. 8:
Jennifer Carver, 34, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike


Pepitone on the charge of DWLS
habitual offender. She was later
released on a $750 surety bond.
Aug. 9:
Steven Brown, 30, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Peptione on the charge of battery
(domestic violence). He was later
released from custody on a $4,999
surety bond.
Richard Facchiano, 63, of Muse
was arrested by Captain Paul lezzi
on the charge of assault on a law
enforcement officer. He was later
released on a $5,000 surety bond.
Peter Molo, 52, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Peptitone on two Hendry County
warrants. He remains in custody
with bond set at $1,000.
Jeremy Beecham, 22, of Lake-
port was arrested by Deputy
Shannon McGrory on an active
warrant for VOP. He remains in
custody with no privilege of bond.
Aug. 10:
Oran Cornegia, 50, of Reddick
was arrested by Deputy Leslie
Fuce on the charge of DUI. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $500.


Aug.11:
Virginia Garner, 20, of Alva
was arrested by detective Steve
Harris on the charges of posses-
sion of Methamphetamine and
NVDL. He remains in custody
with bond set at $10,500.
Michael Harris, 41, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Holly
Ramsey on the charge of DWLS.
He was later released on a
$10,000 surety bond.
Rodney Bowser, 35, of LaBelle
was arrested by Robert Davis on
the charges of hit and run, DUI
and resisting officer without vio-
lence. He remains in custody with
bond set at $16,500.
George Hernandez, 43, of
Moore Haven was arrested by
probation officer Carol Winn on
two active warrants for VOP. He
remains in custody with no privi-
lege of bond.
Aug.12:
Norris Bloodsaw, 56, of Ft.
Lauderdale was arrested by
Deputy Jason Griner on an active
warrant for delinquent child sup-
port. He remains in custody with
bond set at $510 cash only.


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LABELLE Sept. 11, 2001
changed our world forever and
will be in our memories for the
rest of history. The terrorist attack
against the World Trade Center
impacted every American as well
as all of our allies, and has caused
our government to take up the
challenge of providing higher lev-
els of security across our nation.
The new Department of
Homeland Security was necessi-
tated by a new threat to our nation
and people. It has led to a total
revision of how first responders
and emergency management
teams answer the call to serve in
natural and man-made disasters,
as well as the emergencies that
impact us all. A new team; "All
Hazards Approach," has become
a benchmark in Emergency Man-
agement Services across the
nation as EMS works with all gov-
ernment and public safety agen-


cies in protecting our people in
this country.
Here in Hendry County, Emer-
gency Management (EM) is revisit-
ing and revising polices and pro-
cedures to work closely with all of
our emergency care partners. We
work to bring about a higher
degree of teamwork among first
responders, and all who are
involved in handling potential or
actual disasters and emergencies.
Communications is an area of
particular concern. Amateur
Radio Operators (Hams) have
always been valuable partners
and active participants in the EM
program. They are needed to staff
the Emergency Operations Cen-
ters (EOC's) here in Hendry Coun-
ty when situations arise that
demand emergency communica-
tions. In the past, they have
stepped forward showing dedica-
tion and commitment in getting


vital messages through when all
other means of communications
have failed. They have been here
for us all and have a vital share in
the life-saving service that EM pro-
vides to our citizens.
Emergency Management
depends on ham radio operators
for voluntary service of time ener-
gy, equipment and expertise to
assure that lives are saved when
disasters strike. The county
depends on radio operators to
step forward to help with the vital
skills they can offer.
Local hams have teamed up
with the Hendry County Emer-
gency Service program and work
in conjunction with the overall
emergency plans for our area.
Unfortunately, there is a shortage
of trained, licensed amateurs that
have offered their services. EM is
asking for the help of everyone in
the field of communications to


volunteer their support of the
effort to protect and save lives.
Interested persons, including
those involved in Citizen's Band
(CB) radio, are invited to attend
the next meeting of local Radio
Operators, to be held at the
LaBelle Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment, 280 South Main Street,
Labelle, Thursday Sept. 1 at 6:30
p.m.
Especially needed are persons
holding radio amateur's licenses.
This is the time to step forward
and become a part of the EM team
for Hendry County, to provide
your expertise and to help share
the load with those dedicated vol-
unteers who will be counted
among those who will get us
through when disaster strikes.
For further information, please
contact Thomas B. Kochheiser,
director of Hendry County Man-
agement at (863) 612-4700.


WWII ended with VJ Day 60 years ago


By MaiyAnn Morris

How many people remember
VJ Day? VJ Day (Victory over
Japan) celebrated the end of
World War II. In Florida, on Aug.
10, 1945, then Governor Millard
F. Caldwell proclaimed:
"WHEREAS, the announce-
ment of victory against Japan
and the final end of world-wide
conflict, in which we have been
engaged since 1941 will be
received by the people of Florida,
of the United States of America,
and of the entire civilized world,
with gratitude and thanksgiving
that we were spared further dam-
age and sorrow."
World War II ended that
August of 1945, bringing home
the men and women who had
left home to fight. Not all
returned to joy 4,700 of the
250,000 Floridians who served in
the war lost their lives to the con-
flicts.
Those who were there, who
remember, are our grandparents,
our great-grandparents now. Just
consider these words: Third
Reich, Holocaust, Battle of the
Bulge, Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima,
Omaha Beach, D-Day and
(remember the movie, "Saving
Private Ryan"?) finally, VJ Day. All
were defining words of World
War II. Those who lived through
it are called, as NBC's Tom
Brokaw said, "the greatest gener-
ation".
Leaders of the Allied forces
had met in July at Cecileinhof
Palace, located in Germany
between Potsdam and Berlin to


draft the declaration, which
defined Japan's perilous posi-
tion, outlined the terms for sur-
render and stated the Allies inten-
tions for a post-war Japan. This
"Potsdam Declaration" of July
26, 1945, an ultimatum to Japan,
was ignored by the Japanese
despite its promise of "prompt
and utter destruction."
Then, on Aug. 6, the atomic
bomb dropped on Hiroshima
delivered the promise of destruc-
tion to Japan, followed by the
bombing of Nagasaki three days
later on Aug. 9. That same day
Soviet forces invaded Manchuria.
Japan knew she was beaten.
On Aug. 14, the Japanese
Emperor announced his decision
to accept the terms of the Pots-
dam Declaration.
The dramatic climax came
aboard the battleship USS Mis-
souri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2
when representatives of the
Japanese foreign ministry and
armed forces formally met the
Allies, headed by Supreme Allied
Commander General Douglas
Macarthur and signed the surren-
der documents.
Clewiston resident, Campbell
Nall, was there on the Missouri
that day and photographed the
signing of the surrender docu-
ments. Mr. Nail returned to
Clewiston to head Kelly Tractor.
His widow, Frances Nall, still has
the photo he took.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Sources for
this article included: National
Archives, Florida Archives,
www.life.com,
www.history.com.


Submitted to INI
On Aug. 10, 1945, left to right, Japanese Foreign Minister
Shigemitsu (in top hat) with his Chief of the Army, General
Yoshejiro Umezu with Foreign Ministers and Heads of the
Japanese military behind, met with General Douglas Macarthur
and Allied representatives on the veranda deck of the battle-
ship USS Missouri in Tokyo Harbor to sign the surrender mark-
ing the end of World War II. This photo was taken by Clewiston
resident Cambell Nail who was on the USS Missouri.


County Job Fair coming soon


HENDRY COUNTY Two
opportunities for employers
seeking employees are on the
calendar. Registration for
employer participation in the
Hendry County Job Fairs 2005 is
now being accepted.
This is a unique double-
exposure for companies to
;come together! The two Job
Fairs provide the service of
matching qualified candidates
to employer needs and are
scheduled for: LaBelle, Thurs-
day, Sept. 29 from 3 p.m. to 7
p.m. in the LaBelle Civic Center
and Clewiston on Friday, Oct. 7,
from 9 a.m. to noon at John
Boy Auditorium.
The Southwest Florida
Workforce Development


Board, Inc., Education Center
of Southwest Florida, Inc. and
Career and Service Centers of
Southwest Florida sponsor this
ambitious venture. The Job
Fairs will provide to participat-
ing employers the following
services:
A coordinated recruitment
effort by Employment and
Training Agencies within South-
west Florida.
LaBelle Event A compli-
mentary dinner providing the
opportunity to meet and inter-
act with local businesses imme-
diately following conclusion of
the fair.
Clewiston Event A com-
plimentary continental break-
fast preceding the Clewiston


event (during booth set-up
beginning at 8 a.m.)
Clewiston Event a com-
plimentary lunch will provide
an opportunity to meet and dis-
cuss the overall business cli-
mate with other employers.
On-site representative
from Employment and Training
Agencies of SW Florida.
A (6 ft X 8 ft.) booth, table,
two chairs, and company iden-
tification banner.
There is no charge for
employers to participate in
these Job Fairs. Please register
for a booth by contacting the
Career and Service Center of
Southwest Florida in Clewiston
at (863) 983-6138 no later than
Thursday, Sept. 15:


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Completely Refunished, Perfect
Condition, Excellent Opportunity
$269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty 1.25
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next to canal. 2 bd/2 ba singlewide. No
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For Rent! Pioneer 4BD/2BA House on 2.5
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duplexes/3 single family homes in one
block. Too good 2 B True....$349,900
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Haven w/CBS detached workshop. Oh, so
many Oak trees, on Rodeo Road. You
needto see this one @ $349,900
Owner discounts I$25& fJai;- rad-
ing carpet and paneling walls. Priced
now @ $325,000
NEW LISTING!! Sunshine Lakes Estates, 3
bd/2 ba Shows Beautiful and Like New.
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and Living Room, Trane AC Unit, Extra
Concrete for Driveway Area, Completely
Fenced, Washer & Dryer Included.
$94,900
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Trees. Driveway with Culvert Included
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Mobile Hori..af 4'f screen
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Public UbrarC oo opportuni-
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rures at
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New Listing!! 3 BD/3.5 BA mobile
home. Double Lot. Fenced. 20 x
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deck overlooks a man made lake:

MLS#205059162
New Riverfront Listing!! 4 BD/2 BA
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rear deck overlooks the river. 3 car
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with river access on the side of the
home for the fishing boat, and
Dock Rights on the river-with
Corps of Engineers approval- for
the deep water boat. With limited
availability of River property, this
is a rare find at $524,900


Teri L.
Rangel


863-228-1142

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Deal Fell Through! Beautiful 3/2 MH
Out In The Country.Many Upgrad and
Improvement. @ $ 109.9K
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$99.9
New Listii f/ fl', Sugar Cane,
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them while you can! Call to inquire
1.25 Acres." AW

New Listing! The most beautiful street in
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Offer
Plenty of MRE Lots 1.25 Ac. Lots.
$354,045K Bring An Offeri
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andVeyWelMaintained. $154.9K
Some Days Start Today!


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Charmaine A.
Montgomery
Se Habla Espahol

863.697.0189


$Montura
Nu Listing! 3/2 Single wide on 1.25
Acres. @ $84,900.00
3/2 cIt ed

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cornSlA&LB AREMilS
S Heavily WcGfiJok b$125K
Lake Okeechobee Access! Fabulous
3BD/2.5 BA Brick Home on Rim
Canal. Concrete Seawall, Boat Ramp,
Screened Porches and Much Morel
A Must See! @ $349.9K
Deal Fell Through! Back on the
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1.25 Acres @ $52.5K
2.5 Beautifully Wooded Acres. A
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Looking To Sell?
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R. Berner


S863-228-3265
New Listing! 2BD/1 BA, hardwood
floors, new electrical system. Call
with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful Acres In Pioneer
Plantation. Build Your Perfect Dream
Home! Come and Enjoy the Country
@$125Kr
Pioneer Plantation! 3bd/2ba on 2.5
Ac. Beautiful Cleared Land@1 24,9K '
Montura Ranch Estates 1.25 acres @
$49,900
In Town! 2BD/1BA House with
*fDition!
Come Check It Out! Call for
Showing Appont. $159,900.


Maribel
Gonzalez
Se Habla Espaiiol
561-722-7347

3/2 DBLWDE MH. Shed & Fenced Yard @
$ 59.9K
Invet Now* 1.25 Acres MRE @ $40K(
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fenced yard, ,,f food. $249.9k


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Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on 1.25
Acres. Completely Furnished! @ $3101K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25 Acres
with Carport & Screened Porch,
Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country Setting! 3BD/2BA
Well Maintained Single Family
Homel Something to Seell @$115K
Flaghole! 3/2 Dblwde MH @ $149.9K
New Flaghole Listingl! 3bd/2ba MH
on a nice 2.5 acre lot, fully furnished
with all appliances included! Great Deal
ooino for $184.9K


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Walker

863-677-1013

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Pioneer. Call for Information

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Large 'A AcreW I JuIrn and Boat
Cover, Patio tWl 'VItJM Over Looks
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Property going @ $199K
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863-675-8868
Lisa Andrews Lie. Real Estate Broker
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Lots available in Montura Ranch
1.25+/- acres. Price range $35,000
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Minutes off interstate. Large barn
and shed. Can be divided. $485,000
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M NEW LOCATION!
233 N. BRIDGE ST
ON THE CORNER OF
BRIDGE ST &
a WASHINGTON
RENTALS COMING AVAILABLE on Pollywog Creek approx. 2 lots from
3/2/1 $800/M NO PETS! mouth of river. Being sold "as is". Reduced
HOMES FOR SALE
THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! 5 possibly 6 to REDUCED $550,000.
bedroom/3bath. Includes office, family, din- ACREAGE FOR SALE
ing and living room. Home sits on 2 breath IN MUSE OFF FERNWOOD LANE. 101
taking acres filled with oaks, palms and a Acres +/- with wood frame house. Being
variety of fruit trees. Property also has a run- sold "As Is" Call for more details.
ning creek along the back. Asking $400,000.
BACK ON THE MARKET 2 POSSIBLY LOTS FOR SALE
3BEDROOM/2BATH CBS HOUSE. Newer BUSINESS LOT on Fordson Avenue with
ceramic tile. Being sold "as is" House is located old blk building sold "As Is" Asking
in Quail Run. Asking $165,000. $40,000.
IN PORT LABELLE This THREE LOTS ADJOINING each other in
3Bedroom/2Bath/l Car garage home sits on a Port LaBelle. Asking $47,000 each.
beautifully landscaped .25 acre lot under the LOTS AVAILABLE IN HIGHLANDS
presrigous oaks of LaBelle. Home is well LOTS ABLE IN HIGHLANDS
maintained with updated appliances and a COUNTY. Starting at $25,000.
new roof Asking $135,000. CALL FOR A LIST OF AVAILABLE
3BED/2BATH 2 car garage CBS house. Sits LOTS IN PORT LABELLE.


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$275,995 3BD/2BA former exotic animal
home. Cages galore.
$195,000 2BD/2BA mobile home in Pioneer
on 2.94+/- acres.
S$168,500 2BD/1BA mobile home on 5 acres
that'RA RADB slN(l PI Td horse
stalls.
$160,000 4BD/2BA mobile home with fire-
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clean bill of health.access.
$800,000- 39.65+/- acres. N, secluded, lots ofssibili

t$668,500 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an Auto
$430,000 -A Wareek runs through it!! 2 beautiful
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s $272,000- 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
$89,900 4.94+/- acres property features home
or mobile home ad50X1ut befor with someonpt e else does!tank.
on Appalossa Ave. in Montura Ranch Estates.
* $55,000 1.09+/- acre wooded lot on paved


road in heart of Montura.
* $49,200.- 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
Montura.
* $46,9 ftjtieCg .Tfy A t on
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* $35,000 1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
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$65,500 .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green
belt.
$66,000. Located in Lehigh this beautiful lot is
in Greenbriar. Large canal, majestic oaks.
$59,900 .23+/- acre. Great lot to build a home
in Port LaBelle.
$55,98BO O MM Tre.
$54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect
dream home lot located in Lehigh Acres get away!
$54,000- .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect
place to build your dream home.
$45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under
the oaks on these three oak filled city lots.
$45,000. .25+/- acre lot in growing section of
Port LaBelle.
* $29,900 $34,900 Mobile home lots available
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This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B
mobile home is in desirable Flamingo Bay on
Pine Island. Community pool & spa. Don't
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* Only a hop, skip and a jump to shopping
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1.14+/- acres w/ a great country feel but only
minutes from town. $147,900
* JUST REDUCED! This 3BR/2B manufac-
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step foot on this oak filled property. Call for
a private showing today before it's too late!
Only $128,000. Owner says make me an offer!
* Far from traffic, noise & congestion! You'll
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mobilelhome. AlI'of the bedrooms ae large!
Features 2 full baths, laundry room a ireak-
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sq ft tI Features
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$54,900 each.
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.championship domination


INI/Mark Young *
The quarterback position has been handed off to junior Josh Gator head football coach Craig Dobson watches two of his
McGregor and he, in turn, will hand off to Gator running players do some one-on-contact drills where players engage
backs this season, as Glades Day prepares to take the next in physical battle until one goes down or is removed from the
step in achieving state championship glory, ring of players.


Gators ready to gobble up gridiron


By Mark Young

BELLE GLADE Coming off
back-to-back trips to the FHSAA
state championship 'semifinals,
the Glades Day Gators will be
looking to take the next step
towards state championship
glory.
Led by six-year head coach
Craig Dobson who has an
additional eight years within the
organization there is excite-
ment in the air about his gridiron
squad's chances this season. But
coach Dobson recognizes that
it's going to take some work in
order to take the next step up the
championship rung.
"If you look at the teams who
play for state championships,
they either run a successful
Wing-T offense or they throw
the ball down the field," he said.
"We have some work to do on
our passing game. When you
have a quarterback who can
sling the ball, you have to have
the guys that can go up and get
it."
Slinging the pigskin for the
Gators this year will be junior QB
Josh McGregor who fills the spot
following Justin Garrett's gradu-
ation. McGregor has some big
shoes to fill after Garrett led the
Gators to the semifinals with
more than 1,500 yards of passing
yardage, while ticking off 17
touchdown passes.
But McGregor is expected to
fill those shoes at 6'2" tall and
weighing in at 175 pounds,
coach Dobson said McGregor
can certainly throw the ball and
is a solid all-around athlete.
McGregor will have some targets
in seniors Travis Hendry and
Andrew Joseph. Joseph is a
transfer from Royal Palm Beach
but joins Hendry in adding
speed to the outside with both
wide-outs running a 4.6.
Adding value to both the run-
ning and passing game is tight
end Andrew Boccanfuso, who
started his sophomore and jun-
ior seasons as guard and tackle
respectively. Coach Dobson
moved him to tight end during
the spring game against Ft.
Pierce Central and was ade-
quately impressed to leave Boc-
canfuso right where he is for the
upcoming season.
At 6'2" tall, and weighing in at
245 pounds, Boccanfuso will be
a viable threat to any linebacker
covering him across the middle


Conditioning is a big part of Gator head football coach Craig
Dobson's philosophy. "Having a strong football team is a
legacy of this program," said coach Dobson.

"If you look at the teams who play for state cham-
pionships, they either run a successful Wing-T
offense or they throw the ball down the field."
Craig Dobson,
head coach


or standing in his way during a
ground attack. While coach
Dobson admits that his passing
game is drawing early concerns,
he is confident that his defense
will be this year's strength and
will keep the Gators close
enough to provide opportunities
for victory. The Gators are solid
across the defensive board and
in the spring game, kept a potent
Wing-T offense to under 100
yards of total offense. Ft. Pierce
Central boasts plenty of explo-
siveness on offense with an
experienced offense and plenty
of speed, but the Gators stifled
their Wing-T offense.
The Gators also look forward
to a promising running game
behind a solid offensive line,
spearheaded by 6'4", 305-pound
Alex Behringer. Despite the loss
of Billy Shannon an 1,800-
yard rusher from last season
with 28 total TDs the Gators
still have a tough Ricky Reitz
returning at fullback and have
juniors Lloyd Monds and Frankie
Lugo handling the tailback posi-
tion. Monds is benching more
than 350 pounds under the
Gators' mandatory weight lifting


program and brings strength
behind strength in their multiple
I offensive set. y
"I feel pretty good about this
season," said coach Dobson.
"The kids got in a great summer
and went to the FAU team camp
with six other teams. It was 11 -
on-11 football, in full pads and
we held our own with everyone
we played. I've been feeling
pretty good after that camp."
Glades Day remains IA and
moves into District 6, with
Moore Haven, Evangelical, and
St. John Neumann joining them
as district foes. The Gators
ended last season with a 5-3
record. The Gators didn't play
any of their current district com-
petitors last year, but will see
some familiar sights on the field
of battle when they play Ameri-
can Heritage (Delray), King's,
Academy, Clewiston, and Ben-
jamin.
The Gators defeated Ameri-
can Heritage (Delray) 33-7,
defeated Benjamin 47-24, lost to
Clewiston 22-12, and lost to an
undefeated King's Academy 35-
31 on the road. Glades Day
avenged the regular season loss


to King's Academy in the quar-
terfinals of the playoffs where
they beat them 21-19, after
downing Bay Point 6-0 in the first
round and beating up Holly-
wood Christian 34-10 in the sec-
ond round.
The Gators lost a heartbreak-
er in the semifinals to Ft. Meade
in a thrilling double overtime
game where a trip to the cham-
pionship was decided on a
missed 24-yard field goal
attempt. Ft. Meade went on to
claim the IA championship after
defeating Trinity Christian 42-38.
The Gators last year, behind
offensive experience, averaged
almost 38 points a game, with
that average being boosted by a
62-0 romp over St. Edwards and
a 59-0 trouncing of Harmony. It
is unclear if this year's offensive
unit can duplicate those num-
bers, but on the defensive side of
the ball, the Gators only aver-
aged 19 points a game against,
including putting up a pair of
shutouts, and are expected to be
better this season.
Much of their success will rely
on that defensive effort until a
young, but talented offense finds
its groove. The team, as a whole,
is young. They have 19 juniors
compared to 11 seniors, but that
'could prove to be bad news for
the competition for the next cou-
ple of seasons as the Gators pre--
pare for a legitimate run at their
first state title since 1995, which
was their fourth state champi-
onship owned by the school.
Gator Varsity Football Sched-
ule:
Aug. 19: Kick Off Classic
against John Carroll, home, 7
p.m.
Aug. 26: Eustis, away, 7:30
p.m.
Sept. 2: Benjamin, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 9: Clewiston, home,
7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Evangelical, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 7: American Heritage
(Delray), away, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: St. John Neumann,
home, 7:30 p.m., District game
Oct. 21: King's Academy,
home, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Moore Haven, away,
7:30 p.m., District game
Nov. 4: Northwest Christian
Academy (Miami), home, 7:30
p.m.


Lady Gators prep for new net season


By Mark Young

Looking to claim their fourth
straight district championship,
the Lady Gators, representing
Glades Day High School, will
have to overcome two main
obstacles inexperience in the
back court and King's Academy.
According to Lady Gator
Head Coach Kathy McReynolds,
the talk of IA, District 13 is
King's' Academy who brings
back a wealth of experience on
top of a summer's devotion to
extra volleyball action in their
quest to dethrone the Lady
Gators. Glades Day rode a wave
of success the last three seasons
on their two powerful outside
hitters Jessica Paez and Amanda
Lewis.
Despite the fact that Lewis
and Paez have graduated as well
as their primary setter Autumn
Voney, coach McReynolds
remains confident that her net
squad's strength remains in the
offensive court.
Junior Alleigh Schlechter will
take up fulltime residence on the
outside while Ashley Baugh-
man, a senior middle hitter are
the two key returning players for
the Lady Gators in their hopes
for a four-peat district title and
their bid to better their regional
final four-game loss to West Min-
ister last season. The Lady
Gators will also change up their
offensive attack this year, to give


"We are working on a different offense than any-
thing we've ever done before. People got used to
seeing us run our offense one way and we want
to show them something different."
Kathy McReynolds,
Lady Gator Head Coach


their squad the element of sur-
prise.
"We are working on a differ-
ent offense than anything we've
ever done before," said coach
McReynolds. "People got used
to seeing us run our offense one
way and we want to show them
something different."
Coach McReynolds said she
has a relatively young squad this
season, but that this team has
played together since junior high
school.
"And they are a very enthusi-
astic group of girls," she said.
"They really want to perfect the
new stuff we are working on and
have a lot of enthusiasm."
Coach McReynolds admits
that her concerns lay in the
defensive backcourt, but said
her offense should be potent
enough to make up for what the
defense may lack.
"We have a lot of youth and
inexperience in the back court,"
she said. "We are going to have
to step it up defensively, but our
offense will be there by the end


of the season. Don't get me
wrong, no one is going to be
blowing us out this year. But we
are probably going to find our-
selves in a lot of close matches."
Coach McReynolds said her
Lady Gator squad may take
some bumps compared to last
year's 23-3 record, but a tough
regular season schedule com-
bined with a few good tourna-
ment competitions are going to
help her squad be ready when it
counts.
Coach McReynolds enters her
seventh season at the helm of
the Lady Gator volleyball pro-
gram and in that time has
.claimed five district champi-
onships, three regional final
appearances, and one state
appearance.
"It's a great program and we
get plenty of support from the
parents and from the kids who
will do whatever I ask them to
do," said coach MacReynolds.
Joining Glades Day and
King's Academy in this year's
district are Jupiter Christian,


Benjamin, American Heritage
(Delray) St. Edwards, and Sum-
mit Christian
The Lady Gators open up this
year's net action with a fairly
.tough schedule, having to play
two district road games and trav-
el for tournament action before
their home fans will get their first
look at this year's net squad,
which will -be Sept. 13 against
American Heritage.
Lady Gator varsity volleyball
schedule:
Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian,
away, 6 p.m. District game
Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6
p.m. District game
Sept. 9-10: Champions Tour-
nament, away, TBA
Sept. 13: American Heritage
(Delray), home, 6 p.m. District
game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away,
6:30 p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christ-
ian, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1: Canterbury
Tournament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy,
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.


By Nina Wills

Intense is the best word to
describe the gridiron atmos-
phere of Blue Devil stadium. The
players are hungry for another
state championship title.
"We have a great team," said
Blue Devil head coach Leroy Fos-
ter. "Sometimes we get lazy -
we just need to focus."
A number of players from last
year's championship team did
graduate, which include running
back Emilio Perez, wide receiver
Andre Powell, wide receiver
Kenny Everet, offensive lineman
Jasper Santos, offensive lineman
O'Brian Maitland, strong safety
Shahian Blacknall, and of
course, star running back
Antone Smith.
But coach Foster said if every
player performs to his highest
ability and the team works
together as a unit, securing a.
spot in the state game will
not be a surprise. With a team
motto of, "We're all we got,"
coach Foster said the team mem-
bers believe in each other's abili-
ty to play the game the football.
If the Blue Devils have a chink
in their championship armor, it
would be the maturity level with-
in their offensive line, according
to coach Foster. But senior QB,
Robert "Rah Rah" Love still has
senior wide out Maconor Regis
as a key target and this year's var-
sity squad will feature "sopho-
more sensations" Janoris Jenk-
ins at free safety, and Martavious
Odoms at the wide out spot.
Defensively, the Blue Devils
return nine starting seniors,
which include defensive captain
and linebacker Vincent Cheves,
Ricky Gary (CB), Nikita Scott
(CB) Un'Tavious Scott (DE), and
Rudy Robinson (LB). Coach Fos-
ter believes these will be break-
out players of the season, but
looks to some younger players to
step up to the plate;
The Blue Devils have been
hitting the practice field everyday
at 4 p.m., for practices that last
anywhere from 2-3 hours long.
Each practice session is serious
business and extremely crucial
to the team's performance on
game day.


"This is serious busi-
ness. Losing is not
optional. We are in a
quest, we are in the
hunt for another
championship bot-
tom line."
Rick Lammons,
Defensive coordinator

Their practices vary, but
when the defense takes the field,
led by defensive coordinator
Rick Lammons, leads his squad
with a drill sergeant mentality.
Coach Lammons knows he has
good players, but still expects
100 percent effort from each of
them all the time. He knows that
great football teams are not lazy
and weak.
Hard work, dedication, and a
true love for the sport makes a
team great. At the end of prac-
tice, coach \Lammons told his
defensive unit, "This is serious
business. Losing is not optional.
We are in a quest, we are in the
hunt for another championship
-bottom line."
Of course, there are high
expectations on the Blue Devils.
In recent years, this team has not
let outside distractions take them
off their goal, which is winning
games. This year should be no
different.
"We are hard-nose to the
core football junkies," said
coach Foster. We are here to win
- nothing else."
With intensity and passion for
the game and their quest for
another championship, the play-
ers are ready for their Aug. 19
Kick Off Classic against Clewis-
ton.
When asked to sum up his
gridiron squad, coach Foster
smiled and said, "Quick, scrappy,
and unpredictable."
This team is quick and scrap-
py, but maybe not completely
unpredictable. Although no one
can tell the future, it looks as if a
very promising season awaits
this year's Blue Devils team.


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Lady Gator
varsity volleyball
Aug. 25: Jupiter Christian, away,
6 p.m. District game
Aug. 30: Benjamin, away, 6 p.m.
District game
Sept. 9-10: Champions Tourna-
ment, away, TBA
Sept. 13: American Heritage
(Delray), home, 6 p.m. District game
Sept. 16: Florida Christian,
home, 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: St. Edwards, away, 6:30
p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake Worth Christian,
home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct 1: Canterbury Tour-
nament, away, TBA
Oct. 4: King's Academy, away, 6
p.m.
Oct. 11: Highlands Christian
Academy, away, TBA
Oct. 13: Okeechobee, home,
6:30 p.m.
Gator golf
Aug. 25: Clewiston, away, 3:30
p.m.
Aug. 30: King's Academy, home,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 1: Community Christian,
away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 6: Summit Christian, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 7: Benjamin, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 20: Clewiston, home, 4
p.m.
Sept. 20: Community Christian,
home4p.m.
Sept. 22: King's Academy, away,
3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29: Summit Christian,
home, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: Morningside Academy,
away, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 6: Benjamin, home, 4 p.m.

Gator cross-country
Sept. 6: Benjamin meet, away, 4
p.m.
Sept. 8: American Heritage
meet, away, 4 p.m.
Sept. 16: Wellington Invitational,
away, 3:33 p.m.
Sept. 22: Glades Day Meet,
home, TBA
Sept. 27: Benjamin meet, away,
4p.m.
Oct. 1: Clewiston meet, 8:30
a.m.
Oct. 7: John 1. Leonard Invita-
tional, away, 3 p.m.
Oct. 11: Benjamin meet, away, 4


p.m.
Oct. 20: Palm Beach Countq
Meet, home, TBA

Moore Haven High
School varsity sports
TenierFootball
Aug. 18: Kick Off Classic vs
Okeechobee, home, 7 p.m.
.Aug. 26: Lake Placid, home, 7:3(
p.m.
Sept. 2: Frostproof, home, 7:3(
p.m.
Sept. 9: Jacksonville Christian
home, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16: Hollywood Cristian
away, TBA
Sept. 23: Benjamin, away, 4 p.m,
Sept. 30: St. John Neumann
away 4 p.m.
Oct. 7: LaBelle, away, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28: Glades Day, home, 7:3(
p.m.
Nov. 4: St. Edwards, home, 7:3(
p.m.
LadyTerriervolleyball
Aug. 24: Clewiston, away, 7 p.m
Aug. 25: Lake Placid, away,
p.m.
Aug. 30: Naples, away 7 p.m.
Sept. 1: Naples, home, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6: Canterbury, away, 7 p.m
Sept. 8: SW Fla. Christian, home
7p.m.
Sept. 13: St. John Neumann
away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 15: Evangelical, home,
p.m.
Sept. 19: Naples, away, 7 p.m.
Sept. 22: Canterbury, home,
p.m.
Sept. 30: Heartland Christiar
away, 6 p.m.
Oct. 3: Lake Placid, home, 7 p.m
Oct. 4: Everglades City, away,
p.m.
Oct. 6: Clewiston, home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Everglades City, home,
p.m.
Oct. 13: Heartland Christiar
home, 7 p.m.
Oct. 14: SW Fla. Christian, awa]
7 p.m.
Pahokee varsity
football
Aug. 19: Kick Off Classic v,
Clewiston, away
Aug. 26: Royal Palm Beact
away
Sept. 2: King's Academy, away
Sept. 9: Pope John Paul, home
Sept. 16: Florida Air Academ;
away
Sept. 23: Atlantic, home
Sept. 30: Melbourne Centr,
Catholic, home
Oct. 14: John Carroll, home
Oct. 21: Cardinal Newmai
away
Oct. 28: Suncoast (homecon
ing), home
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EDUCATION 11


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.Rules Parents Should Follow


First day of school drill for par-
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Know your child's school
pame, address, and phone num-


ber.
Know your child's grade,
classroom and teacher's name.
Know the bus your child


will be riding.
Know the school schedule.
Know place and time of bus
pick-up and drop-off.


Let the school know if your
child will go to after-care.
Let the school know how
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Spotlight on Education


ty KayZaccagnino
,West Area Volunteer Coordinator,
School District of Palm Beach
"County
A few days ago, I asked Mr. Tom
ALynch, chair of the School Board,
,:Palm Beach County and District 4
Representative, if he could make
additional improvements in our
'Glades area schools and what
-would those improvements be.
-This was his reply:
' "We need to continue our
'emphasis on reading. Our goal
-should be that every child in the
'Glades will be reading on grade
Jevel by the end of third grade. We
.also must build the foundation in
"arithmetic to math to algebra. With
these two foundations and a con-
-tinual emphasis all the way
'through school we can truly help
,these students to have choices and
'chances. We need to work closely
'with the community to teach life
,'skills and create awareness of pro-
grams in our career academies,
community colleges, and colleges,
especially in the educational field."
Maybe this quote from Mr.
Lynch will give some of you ideas
'on how do we get our students to
-read? Challenge our businesses out
.there, people. Let's start a book
'drive. New books, gently used


books donate them to the
schools. Math tutors, volunteer
your services! Do we have any
accountants out there who have
felt the desire to do volunteer time?
We have students who are strug-
gling with reading comprehension
and math even if you don't think
you have skills, I'd be willing to bet
thatyoudo!
I received a call on Friday from
Karen McCarthy, who is an
extremely dedicated volunteer at
Gove Elementary and Pahokee
Middle/Senior High School. We.
were chatting about a variety of
things, mostly about volunteering,
when she asked if I'd do a piece
about the IB program at Pahokee
Middle/Senior High School. Of
course, I answered yes! This is a
perfect opportunity for the parents
to get involved, but also for com-
munity members who have an
interest in language, mathematics,
literature, science and liberal arts.
The International Baccalaureate
Program is designed to give stu-
dents a well-rounded education
based on higher level thinking
skills, integrated curriculum, the-
matic units and intercultural aware-
ness. (I got that from the
brochure!)
PMSHS (That's Pahokee Middle
Senior High School) has been


working diligently for a fewyears to
get this program up and running.
It's developed into something that
the school can be proud of. If
you've been thinking about
becoming a mentor or a tutor, this
would be a perfect opportunity.
Not only would it be a rewarding
experience for you, but education-
ally speaking, you might learn a
thing or two from the students!
Check with your employer, some
companies, especially state, gov-
ernment and municipalities will
offer comp time for mentoring at
public schools.
In the brochure for the Interna-
tional Baccalaureate Program, it
describes the profile of the success-
ful International Magnet student.
This student has standardized read-
ing and math scores above grade
level, is highly motivated, is hard
working, is self-disciplined, takes
pride in presenting his/her best
work, shows good citizenship, has
a positive attitude and has good
attendance. In other words the
perfect student! If you're interested
in volunteering at Pahokee Mid-
dle/Senior High School in the IB
program, or any other department
at PMSHS, please contact Joan
Bass, the school-based volunteer
coordinator. She'll assist you with
the online registration process and


conduct a brief orientation consist-
ing of school district policies and
procedures, as well as keeping up
with your volunteer hours the easy
way.
This is just one example of the
wonderful programs offered in our
schools. Each school in the Glades
area is striving to bring a quality
education to every student but they
can only do so much. Parent
involvement plays a part, too. With
the parents, guardians, community
and businesses participation, stu-
dents will be able to achieve at a
higher level, grasp concepts at a
faster pace, be exposed to a world
greater than the one outside their
windows and understand what it
means to be a responsible, empa-
thetic individual because someone
cared enough to give their time'to
be a mentor.
To volunteer at the school of
your choice, see your school-based
volunteer coordinator. She or he
will guide you through the registra-
tion process. If you have any ques-
tions, please feel free to contact me
at (561) 996-4900, extension 44604.
Please leave a number where I can
reach you or e-mail me at zaccagni-
no@palmbeach.kl2.fl.us.


and go home (bus, biker, parent
drop-off/ pick-up, etc).
Know your child's lunch
status to provide him/her with
money if not in free lunch.
Know where pre-care and
after-care locations are.
Let the school know about
any medication your child is tak-


ing.
For little children, you might
need to put in their backpack
and information card with
his/her name, parents' names,
and phone numbers, just in case.
If you (parent) don't speak
English, know the name of the
language facilitator.


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mer is over and it is back to
s.'chool and back to the books. As
we embark into another exciting
School year at Gove Elementary,
Awe look forward to a year filled
withh lots of learning and growth.
This is the time for everyone to
'Eget involved. We urge all parents
'and community members to
"take part in our children's educa-
tion by becoming a school vol-
"'unteer or business partner. With
your support, we can continue
- to strive for excellence!

New Staff Members
If istwith great pleasure that
we welcome the followingstaff-
members to the Gov4 Family:
Ms. Martinez and Ms-Toratan
(Kindergarten); Ms. Charron,
,-Ms. Rodriguez, and Ms. Tabernil-,
la (First Grade); Ms. Bustillo, Ms.
Chancey and Ms. A. Torres (Sec-
ond Grade); Ms. .Gutierrez, Ms.
Soliguio and Mrs. Hernandez
'(Third Grade); Ms. Quintanilla
and Ms. Tolbert (Fourth Grade);
,Mr. Miller (Fifth Grade) and Ms.
Byrd (Speech). We wish them a
,successful school year!
Meet and Greet
,the Teacher
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the annu-
.?al "Meet and Greet the Teacher"
morning was held. Over 562 stu-
dents and parents visited the
..rschool on that day. By participat-
ing in this initiative, it made our
first week of school much easier.


' By The Reverend Samuel S.
Thomas, Ph.D.+
-Saint Martin's Church, Clewiston
There was a lady I knew that
once wanted her husband to get
a certain rocking chair. HE didn't
'do it, and I heard about this great
omission when they used to
banter back and forth. Other
'times when things were more
-peaceful around their house,
nobody had better mention the
rocking chair. You could see her
'face change become more
- red, eyes become narrow, lips
,would purse, and it was obvious
, that she had: "Shifted gears."
Someone had pushed the
.wrong button and things would-
n't go back to normal for a while
.because someone had casually
"mentioned "rocking chair". In
fact, someone who is usually
calm, considerate, agreeable
and at peace can suddenly
become another person.
We all have those "visceral,
in-the-gut reactions" when
.-something brings back lots of
feelings touches a nerve or a
,sore spot. Just say "mother-in-
,law" to some people and they're
,',off and running. Sometimes an
environment or place can set
people off.
One study of mob violence
showed that people were three
,times more likely to be violent in
a crowd than when they were
alone. There are studies of-"road
rage" when usually calm, peace-
"ful people become aggressive
and destructive at some per-
"ceived affront while they are


Again, we commend you for tak-
ing the time to visit.
Thanks a million
On behalf of the students and
faculty, we thank "Costco
Depot" for donating backpacks
and school supplies to our
school. The Family Center will be
distributing these supplies to
needy students as they are regis-
tered. Again, we appreciate
Costco's generosity.
Canal Point
Elementary
Students and staff are eager to
begin another successful school
year!
.- o W wouldd like lo welcome
the following new staff-mem-
bers: Mrs. Cullum-Kindergarten,
Ms. Hudiberg-Kindergarten, Mrs.
Rease- Sixth Grade,Ms.
Edwards-First Grade, Mr.
Daige-Music, and Mr. Pruzansky-
Guidance
School advisory
council
Parents and caregivers who
are interested in helping to make
instructional decisions that will
positively affect our school are
invited to attend the first SAC
Meeting of the year Aug. 23 at 6
p.m. Our school will be going
through the accreditation
process this year and parent
input will be greatly appreciated.
Family Week
Our school will host Family


wielding a two-ton potential
weapon of great destruction.
Not too long ago, schools
were going to require sports-
manship training for parents of
their young athletes the par-
ents were getting too aggressive
and violent as they watched their
kids play ball. You can see the
shifting of mental gears some-
times when the quiet father
becomes a raging, fist swinging,
shouting mass because he
thought the coach didn't know
how to call his son's play. The
father who might otherwise
invite the coach to dinner, or at
least thank him for his volunteer-
ing time for the kids suddenly is
seeing like a bull who has seen a
red matador's cape.
The Biblical parable about
the good Samaritan is about the
man who does not lose his per-
spective about the neighbor.he is
supposed to love (Luke 10:25ff).
A man is robbed and beat up,
and left half-dead. The minister
goes by and ignores him, does a
legal expert. A Samaritan, tough,
comes by and sees someone in
another light; "Here is a man
who is hurting." When those
who are supposed to help miss
the point, suffering continues.
When someone says, "I'm
supposed to love my neighbor
no matter what. Hey, this guy
is.,my neighbor tood!" Good
things can happen.
Unlike the others who passed
by, the Samaritan saw that the
command to "love your neigh-
bor as yourself," applies 24/7, no
matter who, no matter where.


Week during the week of Aug.
29. Parents and caregivers are
invited to visit their student's
classroom and enjoy a delicious
lunch. Aug. 29: Pre K and Kinder-
garten; Aug. 30; First and Second
Grades; Aug. 31: Third and
Fourth Grades; Sept. 1: Fifth and
Sixth Grades.
Open House/
Curriculum Night
Open House and Curriculum
Night will be held Sept. 7, 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Parents are invited to
visit classrooms, meet their
child's teacher and learn about
their student's curriculum. Door
prizes will be given!
Glades Day School'
The 2005-2006 school year
has begun! On Monday, Aug. 8,
the teachers returned to Glades
Day, and that evening many of
them enjoyed a "Meet and
Greet" social hour held at Chair-
man of the Board Mike
Schlechter's house for all the
families in the Loxahatchee,
Royal Palm, .and Wellington
areas. Activities Director Terri
Royal assisted by Parent Donia
Roberts planned the event,
which was a huge success. Many
students and parents were able
to meet their teachers, adminis-
trators and board members
before the Open House Orienta-
tion, which was held at the
school Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Then the real fun began
Aug. 11, which was the first day


Sportsmanship is about compe-
tition and not about persons -
we compete to get more points,
to run faster, to see if we can out-
perform others but it has noth-
ing to do with attacking others or
failing to see the image of God in
those who are also running the
race.
A recent reminder came
when someone pointed out the
Supreme Court nominee defend-
ed a cause that was unpopular
but reminded everyone that was
his job. He may not have always
believed in the causes- he
defended, but he did his best.
The importance of separating
oneself and ones' emotions from
being who we are supposed to
be was underscored. Likewise,
sportsmanship is "loving your
neighbor as yourself" even
when you don't like the call or
when you want to "kill the
umpire."
Remembering that golden
rule applies even in the midst of
feeling angry, or when you vio-
lently disagree is what makes us
good sports, good citizens, good
human beings, good residents in
God's world.
Sportsmanship is loving our
neighbor as yourself, and that's
all. Someone said, "It isn't.
whether you win or whether you
lose" and who enters into a com-
petition without wanting to win.
Maybe more ibip'6i'rtaht, though,
is how we win or how we lose
and what everyone will carry
away from the game that's
what it is about!


of school and practices for many
of the fall sports teams. The vol-
leyball coaches held a team
meeting Aug. 15 for the junior
high, junior varsity and varsity
parents in order to discuss
fundraisers and other plans 'for
their season. Everyone who
attended was excited about the
prospects and opportunities for
their kids on the teams. The foot-
ball team will kick off their sea-
son tomorrow night, Friday, Aug.
19 with a home game against
John Carroll. The cheerleaders,
cross country runners, and
golfers are also getting ready for
a busy fall.
, Thursday, Aug. 18, the Ele-
mentary Principal, Mrs. Karen
McDermott will host a meeting
for the parents of students in
grades 4-6 to discuss the stu-
dents' projects and overnight
trips for the year. The sixth grade
student council members are
getting ready for officer elections
as the group gets ready for
another busy year.


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Reading up on mulch: New ways to mulch


Mulch is magic stuff. It's any-
thing that can be put down on
landscape beds or garden sites to
reduce weeds and conserve
moisture. While we don't have
any water shortages right now,
there are more than enough
weeds to go around. I asked one
of our Master Gardeners, Dick
Dutton, to read up on it.
Well read he did, and he came
up with a great suggestion for an
inexpensive alternative to the
plastic sheets, river rock, or
ground up cypress trees often
purchased for use as mulch. And
according to his sources at Prairie
Yard and Garden, answer is in
your hands right now old
newspapers can work well as
mulch the subject of this
week's Extension column, writ-
ten by Master Gardener Dick Dut-
ton.
Mulching is one of the simplest
and most beneficial practices you
can use in the garden. Mulch is
simply a protective layer of a


material that is spread on top of
the soil. Mulches can either be
organic such as grass clip-
pings, straw, bark chips, and simi-
lar materials or inorganic -
such as stones, brick chips, and
plastic. Both organic and inorgan-
ic mulches have numerous bene-
fits:
Protects the soil from ero-
sion
Reduces compaction from
the impact of heavy rains
Conserves moisture, reduc-
ing the need for frequent watering
Maintains a more even soil
temperature
Prevents weed growth
Provides a "finished" look to
the garden.
Newspaper mulch can be
used as a replacement for plastic
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used as a weed barrier between
the soil and mulch material. Dec-
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vegetable garden this coming fall.
Plans are getting underway for
our next Master Gardener training
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Medians
Continued From Page 1
of the problem with the medians
placed along the stretch of road-
way leading into the city on Bacom
Point Road, with private citizens cit-
ing safety concerns as a major fac-
tor in their wanting to have the
medians removed.
The commissioners want to
assure the citizens that their pleas
have not fallen on deaf ears, but
say that the problem is not the
city's, but the state's. They
nonetheless hope to work with the
state in finding a solution to the sit-
uation.
Several years ago, it was the
department of transportation,
according to officials, that first
designed the layout of the road as
improvements were made to
Bacom Point Road. A drawing of
their concept showed the installa-
tion of the medians as a deterrent
for speed violations, with the idea
that drivers would take heed of the


newly installed medians to practice
safe driving.
Even then, citizens were reluc-
tant to accept the plans, and voiced
their opinions at several meetings
at which the plans were shown to
the general community.
The drawings at first called for
12 medians, a number cut in half
following the reaction of the com-
munity to the plans. The depart-
ment of transportation settled on
including only a handful of medi-
ans in their final plans.
"The bottom line is that it was a
decision of the state to do that,"
explained Commissioner Keith
Babb following a city meeting last
week. Mr. Babb remembered
clearly how the state's plans had
been criticized even in its early
stages and now urges the city to
contact the state to see about the
possibility of getting DOT to com-
mit to removing the medians.
The rest of the commissioners
feel the same way..
"The argument that we're
reducing speeding, that's what we


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The medians down Bacom Point Road have some residents
questioning their safety in light of a number of accidents
involving their placement.


have police for," said Mayor J.P.
Sasser, who agreed that the medi-
ans should be removed in light of
the innumerable accidents involv-


ing the fixtures. According to
Mayor Sasser, a drive down the
road one day yielded evidence that
the medians on Bacom Point Road


had obvious signs of damage on
each, caused more than likely by
cars that had hit against them. "In
my opinion, I want them
removed," he said.
City Manager Lillie Latimore
said she will gather information on
the number of accidents that have
occurred at Bacom Point Road and
hopes to use that number to justify
the removal of the medians. She is
confident that the state will
respond when faced with the infor-
mation.
Of the deadly accident involving
the teenagers,.Ms. Latimore said, "I
know they were driving fast, but
when something is as innately dan-
gerous as those medians are, we
need to do something about it."
Ms. Latimore also reported on
another measure for the removal
of a number of trees that line
Bacom Point Road. According to
Ms. Latimore, approximately 18
trees are either rotting or almost
completely dead and their litter on
the roadway hinders normal traffic
through the road.


The problem is so well noted
that staff can pick out at least one
tree in front of a house with a hole
large enough in the bark to fit a
human arm through it. The rest of
the 18 identified trees show signs of
advance deterioration and before
they prove to be further pests, are
scheduled for removal by the state.
The problem involving the
medians, Commissioner Babb
explained, is compounded when
taking into consideration the litter
that falls off the palm trees. If a
large enough piece of the Royal
Palms falls between the curb and
the median, it leaves no room
through which a vehicle could
maneuver, posing a safety hazard
in and of itself.
There is no definite schedule for
removal as of press time, though
Ms. Latimore assures that work
should begin soon.
The two measures together, if

successful said the city manager,
should ensure that no other life is
lost as a result of unnecessary haz-
ards on the roads.


Hospital
Continued From Page 1
al new acquisitions that make life
just a little bit easier for doctors
and patients. Boasting technolo-
gy of the latest grade, technology
not yet found in most hospitals
on the coast Mr. Aranda is quick
to add, the equipment makes for
a more streamlined operation.
At the center of the new addi-
tions are a newly-equipped Fluo-
roscopy room and CAT scan
room, housing two machines
featuring the latest in electronics.
The CAT scan machine, for
instance, allows for the focus of
intricate detail never before real-
ized at the hospital. The defini-
tion in the scans wowed even Mr.
Aranda when he first saw -the
machine in operation.
The machines are driven by
comprehensive software that
allows doctors to access infor-
mation on patients from secure
networks on-line.
The emergency room is.
another department that has
undergone a large renovation
since the Health Care District
assumed ownership of the hospi-
tal last year. The layout, designed
with direct input from the nurs-
ing staff, helps protect patient
privacy an example being the
computer screens that are hid-
den beneath desks under boards
of glass.
The ER has also switched over


Vandalism
Continued From Page 1
The suspects admitted to
stealing odd items throughout
the New Hope grounds, includ-
ing among other things two
hammers, a weed whacker,
nails and even a water sprinkler.
"But they weren't done yet,"
explained Det. Scarso.
The two then took to commit-
ting acts of vandalism, shattering
the windows of several automo-
biles in the area; with the acts
ending in the torching of the
cargo van. After lighting the shirt
on fire, they left to nearby Fremd
Village and saw the smoke from
the fire billowing into the air. "I
tell you, they were proud boys
then," said Det. Scarso.
The total damage, including
the stolen property, was estimat-
ed to be $28,000.
As a result of the vandalism
and the theft, according to law


Water
Continued From Page 1
cial contest that aims to find a
name for the new water park.
According to Mr. Tate, the city
has requested the help of the
local schools in encouraging
their students to come up with a
fitting name for the new park.
It's an ideal way to get kids excit-
ed about the new water facility,
said Mr. Tate, at the same time
giving the children an opportu-


The amount of detail now available through the new equip-
ment and software purchased by the hospital makes the doc-
tors' job just a little easier according to hospital staff.


to a paperless system that,
according to staff, reduces the
possibility of error and improves
the efficiency of nurses and doc-
tors to pull patient records at the
request of a few keystrokes. AI
computer above the nurse sta-
tion draws a red highlight around
the names of patients in the wait-
ing room who have gone 20 min-
.utes without being admitted,
encouraging the swift yet precise
care that the hospital aims for. A
nurse in the ER, who has worked
with the hospital for some time,
said the last time the ER had


enforcement officials, the chari-
ty closed its doors for at least a
few days while the organization
searched for a vehicle to trans-
port the children in its summer
camp program.
The personal accounts of the
suspects were almost exactly the
same, according to investigators,
except in one respect: They each
blamed the other for lighting the
shirt on fire that destroyed the van.
The mother of 21-year-old
Richard Woods, one of the sus-
pects involved, called Interim
Chief Calipto Gonzalez in Paho-
kee after the incident to report
the information that her son had
participated in the vandalism.
When police arrived, they spoke
to the mother and were able to
recover property from the theft,
with some of that property being
turned over by a neighbor who
had held on to the items at the
request of one of the suspects.
Woods' mother told police
that a person by the name of


nity to get involved in some way
with the new park.
City officials are quick to
thank the county for the appro-
priation of the funding needed
to construct the facility. Accord-
ing to Mr. Tate, it was Palm
Beach County Commissioner
Tony Masilotti who helped to
push the idea. Mr. Tate said
Commissioner Masilotti helped
to secure additional funding to
build the water park, as
opposed to the original idea of
building only a splash pad.


undergone such drastic renova-
tion and improvement had been
15 years earlier..
As far as meeting the needs of
the patients go, Mr. Aranda feels
both the hospital and the district
have responded to the needs.
But there is still more work to
be done, he said.
One issue that keeps Mr. Aran-
da busy is the recruitment of
more physicians, to partner with
the hospital in providing quality
care locally. It is a goal that
remains elusive, Mr. Aranda said.
Many simply aren't interested in
.'i


Davious Moore, 19, had also
been involved in the vandalism
and burglary. She told police
Moore had been staying at her
home temporarily.
Police arrested Moore July
31, though Woods was not in
the area when they arrived. He
turned himself in to police later.
The property was recovered
in full, according to the sheriff's
office, with the Belle Glade
Police Department having con-
fiscated about half of the items
July 29 when they stopped a car
in which both Moore and Woods
drove with another individual.
The items were inside the car.
Both suspects were arrested
and face the charges of felony
criminal mischief, arson, burgla-
ry, dealing in stolen property
and theft.
Law enforcement officials
were happy last week to have
cleared the case.
"New Hope is one of the
places that's here to help the


In the past, city officials, and
especially the city's recreation
department, made it clear that
the city was not in a position to
maintain the facility following its
construction. Researching the
cost of the annual upkeep of the
park, the city's recreation.direc-
tor said it would cost hundreds
of thousands of dollars to fund
the necessary positions required
for the park, including its main-
tenance. A park of roughly the
same size on the coast costs
approximately $600,000 annual-


working at the local hospital, for
whatever reason that may be -
whether a question of econom-
ics or simply because they have
established practices on the
coast. Attracting physicians con-
tinues to be a tough proposition.
Mr. Aranda is hopeful that
more physicians will take him up
on his offer. Helping people is the
reason many doctors are doctors,
he said, and he is confident he
will find those willing to come to
Belle Glade to work in the area.
The next step then .will be
deciding what the fate of the cur-
rent hospital will be.
The Health Care District paid
for a master plan to assess the
condition of the current hospital
and its board has only seen the
final document in the last few
weeks. It is expected that the
board will continue to review the
document before making any
definitive conclusion regarding
the future of the current hospital
and the possibility of the con-
struction of a new facility.
According to Mr. Aranda, a
few options are available to the
district presently: One would be
to allow the hospital to remain as
it is, without further improve-
ment; the second would be to
make improvements to the cur-
rent hospital, and possibly build
another building on-site to
accommodate the growing pop-
ulation; another yet and the
one Mr. Aranda leans most
toward is the construction of a


community," said Chief Gonza-
lez of the charity. New Hope
provides a variety of services to
the community including preg-
nancy prevention classes, an
after school program and is now
in the midst of constructing a
medical building. Each Christ-
mas, the organization coordi-
nates a large toy drive that
serves hundreds of needy fami-
lies who might otherwise not be
able to purchase gifts for the
holidays.
"Having something like that
happen to them is very upset-
ting," the chief said. "It doesn't
make sense."
For one of the investigators, it
was an especially satisfying end
to the case.
"What I find to be really dis-
gusting ,isn't the vandalism, it's
that the place shut down,
depriving those kids," said Det.
Scarso. "The sheriff is very
happy we got to the bottom of
this."


ly, officials said.
Discussion with the county in
the past shifted to talk of fund-
ing, as the county had initially
planned to construct the facility
and then allow the city to main-
tain it. According to Recreation
Director Dante Dowers, the
county has stepped forward to
say it will now construct and
maintain the facility.
"It's very expensive. We could-
n't afford it," said Mr. Dowers,
who added, "I'm very excited. It
will benefit our kids a great deal."


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quality care at home, that some
now drive 30 minutes to the


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M's outfielder joins child protection team


AVENTURA Attorney Gener-
al Charlie Crist joined with Florida
Marlin All-Star outfielder Miguel
Cabrera and Macy's Florida Vice-
Chairman David Scheiner to
release a comprehensive parent's
guide for protecting children from
predators.
The attorney general and
Macy's teamed up to create the
booklet with the assistance of the
National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The guide, officially titled
"SafeSteps to Protect Florida's Chil-
dren, A Parent's Guide to Online
Safety, Child Abduction and Run-
away Issues" was provided through
Macy's generous support. Macy's
has further committed to continue
to work with Attorney General Crist
on promoting child safety by mak-
ing SafeSteps available in all of its


stores throughout Florida.
The booklet will also be avail-
able online at the attorney general's
Web site at myfloridalegal.com.
SafeSteps covers a number of
important issues including tips on
children and computer use, a glos-
sary of terms used by children on
the Internet, and recommenda-
.tions for keeping children safe from
different types of threats.
"Nothing is more important
than protecting our children," said
Crist. "Florida is honored that an
outstanding corporate citizen such
as Macy's and a role model such as
Miguel Cabrera have lent their pres-
tige and joined us in such an impor-
tant cause. They are outstanding
partners."
"Our children are Florida's most
precious resource and everyone
associated with Macy's wants to do


his and her part as an advocate to
ensure their safety," said David
Scheiner, vice chairman Director of
Stores for Macy's Florida. "We are
proud to add our name and our
resources to those of Attorney Gen-
eral Crist and Miguel Cabrera as we
work together to achieve such an
important and worthwhile goal."
Miguel Cabrera has demonstrat-
ed a commitment to giving back to
the community and state where he'
has become so successful. This
includes highlighting the need to
keep Florida's children safe from
predators.
"If I can help prevent even one
child from being harmed, then it
will feel better than any play I can
make on the baseball field," said
Cabrera. "I know that some of the
kids look up to me and I want to set
a good example for them. Hopeful-


ly, by participating in raising the
awareness of these safety issues,
they will pay closer attention."
The SafeSteps booklet is anoth-
er tool provided by Attorney Gener-
al Crist in his ongoing effort to pro-
mote child safety, particularly in
lieu of the horrific crimes, which
have been perpetrated on Florida's
most vulnerable over the recent
past. Throughout the past year the
Attorney General's Office worked
closely with Florida's largest school
districts to put on more than two
dozen "Escape Schools", a pro-
gram geared to educate children
about protecting themselves from
predators.
Attorney General Crist is also
continuing efforts to pass Anti-Mur-
der legislation that would re-incar-
cerate violent offenders who vio-
late their probation.


Road construction report; drive with care


Florida Department of Trans-
portation releases weekly road
construction updates. The follow-
ing is a list of current construction
projects underway in lake area
communities. Please remember
to drive with caution through con-
struction zones.
Hendry County
SR 29: At Case Road: Mainte-
nance project Crews will be
repairing and replacing guardrail.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible delays with slow
moving traffic.
SR 80: At the intersection of SR
80 and US 27: Maintenance proj-
ect Crews will be repairing and
replacing lighting on the bridge.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible slow moving traffic.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6 miles):
Construction project The road-.
way improvements consist of
resurfacing the existing pave-
ment, widening two sections of
roadway, constructing paved
shoulders, drainage improve-
ments, and guardrail installation.
Motorists should expect a flagging
operation with a single lane for
paving and shoulder construc-
tion. The contractor is Better
Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to Charley
Close Road: Maintenance project
Motorists should expect no
lane closures but possible delays
and slow moving traffic while


crews work on cleaning the ditch-
es in this area.
SR 78: At Tater Farm Road near
Glades County Road and Bridge:
Maintenance project Motorists
should expect one lane of traffic
with possible delays while crews


replace guardrail in this area.
US 27: Near the area of Boar
Hammock: Maintenance project
- Motorists should expect no
lane closures but possible delays
and slow moving traffic while
crews work on repairing and


replacing guardrail.
US 27: At the Moore Haven
Bridge: Maintenance project -
Crews will be repairing and
replacing lighting on the bridge.
No lane closures are anticipated,
but possible slow moving traffic.


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Phosphours reduced by 59 percent


CLEWISTON In spite of a
hurricane season that wreaked
havoc on the system, Florida sugar
farmers continued to greatly
reduce the phosphorous in the
water leaving their farms.
Farmers' Best Management
Practices (BMPs) reduced phos-
phorus by 59 percent, well above
the 25-percent reductions required
by the 1994 Everglades Forever Act
and above their 10-year average of
greater than 50-percent. reduc-
tions.
"Even under the extreme
weather conditions of the past
year, sugar farmers have been


able to maintain phosphorus
reductions more than twice
what is required. That's further
proof that our Best Management
Practices are making a real dif-
ference in water quality," said
Judy Sanchez, director of Corpo-
rate Communications.
The water quality issues in Lake
Okeechobee that were exacerbat-
ed by the hurricanes and the
,above-average rainfall this season
have made the farmer's work even
more difficult than in past years.
Phosphorus in the lake water has
averaged more than 250 parts per
billion since January this year.


Phosphorus levels in Lake
Okeechobee water continue to
increase, creating unforeseen
problems for the restoration efforts
south of the lake. Pointing to the
quality of water farms receive from
the lake, Sanchez said, "It's like try-
ing to run a marathon with a ball
and chain holding you down."
Yet, farmers continue to work
hard at the BMP program, not just
to meet the 25-percent require-
ments, but to get the water clean
as quickly as possible.
"The farmers' BMP program is
one of the success stories in Ever-
glades restoration. It is working


twice as well as expected. And,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's storm-water treat-
ment areas (STAs) are also per-
forming better than designed,"
Sanchez said.
"This is good news for Ever-
glades restoration," said Robert
Coker, senior vice president, Pub-
lic Affairs. "For more than a
decade, the farmers' efforts have
been producing cleaner water for
the Everglades and as additional
restoration projects are complet-
ed, the ecosystem should continue
to improve."


USDAs Crop Disaster assistance program sign-up


GAINESVILLE Producers
who suffered crop loss from dam-
aging weather in 2003, 2004 and
certain 2005 crop losses are eligible
for assistance. The Farm Service
Agency (FSA) announced that eligi-
ble producers may sign-up for the
Crop Disaster Program (CDP) until
close of business on Sept. 9 for the


2003 and 2004 crop years. Signup
for the 2005 year is close of busi-
ness Dec. 16.
"We are pleased to be able to
provide these benefits to producers.
as quickly as possible," said Kevin
Kelley, FSA state executive director.
"Drought, floods and hurricanes
are unpredictable weather events


that put farmers and ranchers at
risk in producing a dependable and
affordable national food supply."
Signup for this program opened
March 14 of this year.
Producers suffering a. greater
than 35-percent production loss
and/or more than a 20-percent
quality loss are eligible. The pay-


ment rate for CDP has been
increased to 65 percent of the
established commodity price for
insured crops and noninsured
cropsand 60 percent of the price
for uninsured commodities.
For more information on these
issues, visit USDA's Web site at
http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov/.


USDA announces


new LDP program


Gainesville State Executive
Director for Florida Farm Service
Agency, Kevin Kelley,
announced a new three-page
form to make applying for loan
deficiency payments (LDP's)
easier. The new form CCC-
633EZ, Loan Deficiency Payment
Agreement.and Request, is avail-
able today to producers and
county FSA offices.
The new CCC-633EZ incor-
porates field direct and basic LDP
requests into a single three-page
application form. The first page
of the form indicates the produc-
er's intention to receive an LDP.
This form must be completed
annually. Page one of the form
only needs to be filed out in one
county office, for producers who
farm in two or more counties.
The second page of the form is
used to request a payment.
LDP's must be filed before bene-


ficial interest is lost in the com-
modity. This form is effective for
the 2005 and subsequent\crop
years. The form covers all q anti-
ties the producer has beneficial
interest in on the date page one
is completed and received in the
county FSA office. CCC-633EZ
form does not negate the pro-
ducer's ability to obtain a mar-
keting assistance loan (MAL).
Producer's must:
Complete and submit Page
one of the CCC-633EZ to the
local county FSA office before
the loss of the beneficial interest.
File Page two of the CCC-
633EZ by crop, to the local coun-
ty FSA office, by the final loan
availability date for the applica-
ble crop, to receive payment.
For the 2005 crop year ONLY,
FSA will honor any CCC-709's,
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TALLAHASSEE Gregory R.
Miller, United States Attorney for
the Northern District of Florida;
Charlie Crist, Florida Attorney
General; Tom Gallagher, Chief
Financial Officer, Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services; Mark
R. Trouville, Special Agent In
Charge, Drug Enforcement
Administration Miami Divi-
sion; Guy Tunnell, Commission-
er of the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement; Robert
Cromwell, Special Agent In
Charge, Federal Bureau of Inves-
tigation Jacksonville Division;
Spencer Levine, Director, Florida
Attorney General's Office Medic-
aid Fraud Unit; and Mike Mock,
Franklin County Sheriff,
announced that a Federal Grand
Jury has returned an Indictment
charging an Apalachicola osteo-
pathic physician with wire fraud,
health care fraud, and distribu-
tion of controlled substances.
In a 100-count Indictment,
the Federal Grand Jury in Talla-
hassee charged Dr. Thomas G.
Merrill, age 69, of Panama City,
Florida, with:
1. 18 counts of wire fraud,
2. Six counts of defrauding
health care benefit programs,
including four counts that
charge that death resulted from
the violation,
3. 76 counts of dispensing or
distributing controlled sub-
stances including oxycodone,
commonly known as OxyCon-
tin, Percocet, and Percodan;
morphine, commonly known as
Kadian or Avinza; hydrocodone,
commonly known as Lorcet,
Lortab, and Vicodin; fentanyl,
commonly known as Duragesic;
alprazolam, commonly known
as Xanax, and diazepam, com-
monly known as valium; includ-
ing four counts that charge that
death resulted from the use of
the drugs distributed oxy-
codone, morphine, and fen-
tanyl.
The Indictment charges that:
Merrill, a licensed osteopath-
ic physician practicing at Magno-
lia Medical Clinic in Apalachico-
la, prescribed controlled
substances to patients without
performing a physical examina-
tion and without determining a
sufficient medical necessity for
the prescription of controlled
substances.
Merrill-prescribed excessive


and inappropriate quantities of
controlled substances to
patients outside the usual course
of professional practice, and
caused his patients to fill pre-
scriptions at various pharma-
cies, thereby causing payment
for those prescriptions from
Medicaid, Tricare, and other
health care benefits programs to
pharmacies filling the prescrip-
tions issued by MERRILL.
Merrill-prescribed quantities
and combinations of controlled
substances to patients but failed
to monitor the use and abuse of
the prescribed controlled sub-
stances by the patients.
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances in quantities and
dosages that would cause
patients to abuse and misuse the
controlled substances.
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances to patients knowing
that the patients were addicted
to the controlled substances or
misusing the controlled sub-
stances and wanted additional
quantities of controlled sub-
stances for the patient's drug
habit.
Merrill-continued to pre-
scribe addictive controlled sub-
stances notwithstanding prior
overdoses by the patients on the
prescribed drugs and the receipt
of information that particular
patients were abusing their con-
trolled substances, were selling
their controlled substances,
were addicted, or were "doctor
shopping".
Merrill-prescribed controlled
substances to patients that
resulted in the deaths of six
patients from the use of the pre-
scribed controlled substances..
Merrill-caused Gulf Pines
Hospital to submit false and
fraudulent claims for medical
services and procedures alleged-
ly provided by Merrill at Magno-
lia Medical Clinic to various
health care benefit programs,
including Medicaid, Tricare, and
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, for
payment and reimbursement,
and that Merrill caused pharma-
cies that filled prescriptions for
controlled substances issued by
Merrill to submit claims to vari-
ous health care benefit pro-
grams for payment and reim-
bursement.
The Indictment also seeks
the forfeiture of property of


defendant Merrill. The defen-
dant was arrested by federal and
state agents on a federal warrant
based upon the charges of the
Indictment. The defendant will
make his initial appearance
before a United States Magis-
trate Judge on the charges in
Panama City.
If convicted on Counts 39, 65,
69 and 78, the counts charging
the distribution of oxycodone,
morphine, and fentanyl with
death resulting from the use of
those controlled substances,
defendant MERRILL faces a
mandatory minimum term of 20
years imprisonment, a maxi-
mum of life imprisonment, and
a fine of $1 million on each
count.
If convicted on the five health
care fraud counts that charge
the violation resulted in deaths
of the patients, counts 20-24,
- Merrill faces a maximum term of
life imprisonment, and a fine of
$250,000 on each count.
This indictment and arrest
are the result of a law enforce-
ment initiative assembled last
year by Governor Jeb Bush in
conjunction with the United
States Attorneys in the three fed-
eral judicial districts in Florida to
target pharmaceutical drug-
related crimes across the state.
The initiative consists of Diver-
'sion Response Teams (DRTs),
which are comprised of agents
and investigators from the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforce-
ment (FDLE), Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit (MFCU) of the Flori-
da Attorney General's Office,
and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA).
Additionally, law enforce-
ment agencies involved in health
care fraud task forces such as
the Federal Bureau of Investiga-
tion and other interested state,
local and federal agencies partic-
ipate on an ad hoc basis in the
DRTs.
The DRTs are tasked with
investigating state and federal
violations of practitioners and
providers which result in the
fraudulent prescribing and dis-
pensing of controlled sub-
stances. The DRTs focus on
diversion of prescription drugs
from lawful channels of distribu-
tion; the filing of fraudulent
claims with the Florida Medicaid
program to pay for the cost of


filling unlawfully acquired pre-
scriptions; and the filling and
distribution of these prescription
drugs by pharmacies.
Since July 2004, four region-
ally-based DRTs have.been locat-
ed in Miami, Fort Lauderdale,
Orlando and Tallahassee. Cur-
rently, DRTs are being estab-
lished in Tampa, Ft. Myers, Jack-
sonville, and Pensacola. ,
United States Attorney Miller
commended the tireless efforts
of investigators of the agencies
involved in this complex investi-
gation, and praised the coopera-
tion of citizens and pharmacists
who alerted investigators to
excessive prescribing of highly
addictive controlled substances
by Merrill.
Florida Attorney General
Charlie Crist stated: "Medical
doctors take an oath to 'first do
no harm.'" Attorney General
Crist added, "this indictment
charges that Dr. Merrill provided
dangerous drugs to patients
who have no medical need for
the drugs and, in some situa-
tions, contributed to the death of
patients. Teamwork by all of the
agencies involved has led to this
critical arrest."
"This indictment is the result.
of the hard work of many feder-
al, state and local law enforce-
ment officials over a period of a
few years," noted FDLE Com-
missioner Guy Tunnell. "We
extend our thanks and apprecia-
tion to our law enforcement
partners, and we pledge to work
with them on the equally diffi-
cult cases that will confront us in
the future," Tunnell said.
Drug Enforcement Adminis-
tration Special Agent in Charge
Mark Trouville stated: "The
indictment unsealed today
shows that a doctor who illegally
prescribes narcotics from the
confines of his office can be
prosecuted the same as a drug
dealer selling narcotics from any
street corner in America." SAC
Trouville added, "Federal, state,
and local agencies working
together made a difference
today."
An indictment is merely a for-
mal charge that a defendant has
committed a violation of federal
criminal law, and every defen-
dant is presumed innocent until,
and unless, proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt.


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plus.
Water Treatment Plant Plant Operator or Trainee- Plant Operator
must have at a minimum a Class "C" Florida ddrinklng water
plant operator's license and a valid FL drivers license.
Applicants must pass a drug test and background screening.
Applications are available at the Human Resource Office, at
City Hall, 171 NorthLake Avenue, Pahokee, FL, Monday Fri-
day, 8:30 to 5:00. Please submit resume with application.
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Citrus Belle has immediate job openings for:
General Labor Assists with sanitation, housekeeping, cleanup. Loads, stacks and packs var-
ious product containers into cases, boxes and pallets.
Forklift Operators Operates forklift to move case goods, drums and pallets of juice prod-
uct to and from storage, loading, & unloading areas in the plant. Works in very cold temper-
atures.
Blenders -Pumps juice concentrate from tanks to blend batches. Adds oils and other ingre-
dients. Blends various barreled concentrates. Pulls samples and log results. Operates forklift.
Will train.
Mechanic Troubleshoots and maintains equipment (fillers, case packers,.conveyors, etc.)
in packaging dept. Some basic electrical knowledge. 3-5 years experience preferred but will-
ing to train.
Electrician Maintains. troubleshoots and repairs various electricalsystems and cleir'rnic
controls (PLC s and minrumenrntriu i i r,proiducL:.i ri-ri'crner.[ -5 years experience pre-
ferred.
Duda offers competitive pay with time and a half; shifftdifferential pay; medical/dental/vision
plans; 401K retirement & savings plan; vacation pay; holiday pay. Other benefits available.
Apply in person at 6007 S. Hwy 29, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-0336. EOE
La juguera Citrus Belle tiene empleos inmediatos de:
Mano de Obra -Ayuda con la salubridad y limpieza. Carga y arregla contenidos de various
tamafios para empacar en cajones, cajas, o paletas.
Operador de lontacargas -Manejar un montacarga para mover product, barriles, y pale-
tas para sitios de carga, descargi y almacenamiento en la plant. Trabaja en temperatures bien
"as.
Mezclador- Bombear jugo concentrado de tanques para mezclar cantidades de jugo. Agrega
aceites u otros oleos. Mezda various concentrados embarrilados. Saca muestras y archiva
resultados. Opera montacargas. Entrenamiento disponible.
Metiio Resuelve problems de funcionamiento de maquinaria y equipo en lineas de
producci6n para empacar, relleno de envases y transportadoras. 3-5 anos de experiencia
preferida pero se puede entrenar.
Electricista Diagnostica, mantiene y repara various sistemas electricidad y controls elec-
tr6nicas (instrumentaci6n y esquematico) en u ambiente de producci6n. 3-5 anos de experi-
encia preferida.
Duda ofrece buena paga con tiempo y medio; diferencia en paga en turnos de noche; plan
medical/dental/visi6n; plan de retire y ahorros 401K; vacaciones pagadas; dias feriados. Otros
beneficios disponibles. Solicite en persona en 6007 Carretera 29 Sur, LaBelle, FL (863) 675-
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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 L(fe 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


PALM BEACH COUNTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES

*MAINTENANCE WORKER II (Roads, Landscape,
Pahokee), $11.40/hr. Requires 1 yr exp. in land-
scape maintenance.,-Prefer exp. with road con-
struction/maintenance; using mowers and other
equipment. (Closes 8/26/05)

* CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE I (Pre-
schoolers, South Bay), $11.04/hr. Requires
AS/AA Early Childhood Education/equivalent de-
gree (or 60- semester/90 quarter hours of col-
lege);1 yr exp. working directly with
preschoolers.. ( Open until filled).

* SCHOOL BUS RIDER P/T (20 hrs/wk, South
Bay Head Start Center), $9.81/hr. Requires 6.
months of exp. working with,preschoolers and
parents or 1 yr related volunteer work; equiva-
lent. Will drive the school bus in the absence of
the driver and will be required to obtain a FL B
CDL Permit, Air Brakes and Passenger Endorse-
ments, if selected. (Closes 8/26/05).

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. on closing date to Palm Beach
County Human Resources 50 S. Military Trail
#210, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax
(561)616-6893 EO/AAM/F/D/V (DFWP)



Fuel service truck driver needed at Duda, Inc., to
service farm equipment. Excellent benefit pack-
age, pay commensurate with experience. Drug
free workplace. Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29
North in Felda, Florida. Contact Jim McVay
(863) 673-0363. EOE/V/H/FM


Duda necesita un camionero de combustible
para proporcionarle servicio a equipos y
vehiculos de rancho. Se ofrece un paquete
que include un plan medico, seguro de vida,
vacaciones, plan de retiro, y otros beneficios.
Sueldo segun la experiencia. Empleo libre de
drogas. Dirijase a 12255 Carretera 29 Norte,
Felda, Florida. Hable con el Senor Jim
McWay a su telefono (863) 673-0363.
Practicamos una political de igualdad de
oportunidades.



Duda is looking for an experienced welder for
our shop. Excellent benefit package, pay com-
mensurates with experience. Drugfree workplace.
Apply in person at 12255 Hwy 29 North in Felda,
Florida. Contact Jim McVay (863) 673-0363.
EOE/V/H/FM


Se buscan soldadores para nuestro taller. Se
ofrece un paquete que incluye un plan
medico, seguro de vida, vacaciones, plan de
retiro, y otros beneficios. Sueldo segun la
experiencia. Empleo libre de drogas. Dirijase
a 12255 Carretera 29 Norte, Felda, Florida.
Hable con el Senor Jim McWay a su telefono
(863) 673-0363. Practicamos una political de
igualdad de oportunidades.


SBOOKKEEPER,
g Ful time position for busy ag. office,
| must be experienced in computerized P/R,
| NP & Excel. Strong accounting background
atn to 863-983-5116. .


PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Needed for South Bay commercial real estate
company. Responsibilities include reception of
customers and basic administrative functions.
Bi-weekly compensation at above market rates.
theroyalcompanies.com
mailto:dcroya idtheroyalcompanies.com


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


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).


DRIVER NEEDED, F/T or P/T
Must have a valid CDL Drivers
License, Class B. Government
Mail. (561)422-2971

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in today's competitive
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of the classifieds


Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i tio n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference #5600,
PUMP TRUCK DRIVER
With CDL A or B. Good pay,.
w/ benefits. Will train. Year
round. Contact Bill
561-996-2298.
SCALE OPERATOR
Now being hired..
SOrtona Sand Company
Call (863)675-1454
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Ddv-
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.


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seen on T.V. NO CREDIT
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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-
portnlt today.
(800)741-h950.
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 Florda. 5500
Flaghole Rd. Clewiston
Florida 33440.
Fax 863-983-5116
FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Runs a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
$10.00 per hr.P/T Evenings.
Work 4 Evenings per week.
Work for solid 30 year old
company. Must be dependable
& reliable. Call for appt.
352-564-2025 or
727-919-1853 or
1-800-236-9398

GROUP TREATMENT
COORDINATOR

Eckerd Youth
Alternatives.Inc.
provides quality programs
for youth-at-risk.
Join us now as a Group
Treatment Coordinator at
our wilderness camp in
Clewiston, FL. this is a case
management position to a
group of 10 at risk youth.
BA degree in Human
Services and two years
experience working with
children with serious
emotional disturbances
or substance abuse
problems required.
Send resume and cover
letter to: Angie Leide, EYA,
100 N. Starcrest Dr.,
Clearwater, FL 33765; FAX:
727-442-5911; ONLINE:
www.eckerd.org

HEALTHCARE
Come See What's New
At Glades General
Hospital... Rewarding
Careers Await You!
RN-CCU NURSE
MANAGER/EDUCATOR'
Previous Nurse Manager &
CCU experiefice required.
Responsible for developing
nursing staff in Critical Care
path.
RN-SHIFT
SUPERVISORS
Supervision, ER & Critical
Care exp. a must. Requires
Leadership abilities and a
Positive attitude.
RUN'S FT & PRN
POSITIONS ER &
Labor and Delivery
12 Hr. Shifts. Requires current
FL license with 2 yrs. exp. in
specialty area.
CLINICAL
PHARMACIST
OPPORTUNITIES
FT w/weekend rotation, PRN
weekends. Requires current
FL license, 2 yrs. hospital exp.
and exp. w/pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE, unit
inspections & clinical services.
SKILLED LABORER/
MAINT. MECHANIC
Short-term Project, FT work
week. 1-2yrs. exp. working
with interior/exterior
renovation, electrical,
carpentry, masonry, painting,
plumbing and tile setting.
COOK
FT, Days 2-3 yrs. exp. req.,
must be fniliar with a
variety of practices and
preparation for cooking in
mntitutional/hospital setting.
Competitive salary & excellent
benefits package. Fax resume to
(561) 996-5327. DFW/EOE
1201 s.Main St.
(561)996-6571
,1 \n\u s Ext.222
nofn Fax:(561) 993-5627
KITCHEN MANAGER
New Restaurant in LaBelle
No Sunday, Call Barb
863-612-0423
LAKEOKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat. Call
(863)946-1742 for more info.
MECHANICS NEEDED
At Feed Mill
Experience on Semi
Tractor Trailers a
benefit.
Benefits Available.
Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Company,
3079 NW 8th Street,
Okeechobee,
(863)763-5586.


The Seminole Tribe of Florida
is seeking the following for our
Ahfachkee School on the Big
Cypress Reservation:
*Elementary Teacher: BS/BA
or higher in Elementary Ed,
FL cert. (K-6).
Bus Driver: HS dipJGED,
valid FL CDL Class B driver's
IIc. School bus driving exp.
preferred.
Application @
www.seminoletdbe.com
Mall to HR, 6300 Stiding Rd,
Hollywood, FL 33024
Or email resume:
galtmanasemtribe.com
orfax to: (954)967-3477
WHY NOT DRIVE FOR CFI?
Atlanta orientation. $0.05 NE
Bonus Payl Think annual
earnings! XM Service. Class
A CDL'required. (800)1CFI-
DRIVE (800-234-3748) or
www.cfiddve.com.
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another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.



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school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operatorsl
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
A CASH COWI 90 VENDING
MACHINE UNITS/ YOU OK
LOCATIONS ENTIRE BUSI-
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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-
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business Bureau at
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iF__i_ 3-WEEK BUILDING SALE! FULL HOME GYM- Smith Ma-
20x24 Now $2320. 25x30, chine weight set & bars,
$3490. 30x40, $5170. never used, $300
40x50, $8380. 40x60, (863)697-1247.
Babysitting 405 $10,700. 50xl00, $15,244. PA EX I BA
Child Care Needed410 Others. Ends/accessories PILATES EXCERCISE BOARD
Child Care Offered415 optional. "Priced to Sell!" great for strength training.
Instruction 420 Pioneer (800)668-5422. $100. (863)697-3090
nsurvices Offered 42 SMITH MACHINE Weider
Med3Icsale ili430 aPro 545 Gym w/ Olympic
Medical Se ies435 I weights & bart bench $200
or best offer (863)467-6434
Apartments METAL ROOFING SAVE $$.$ WEIGHT BENCH Welder, in-
Buy Direct From Manufactur- clues 185 Ibs of cement
er 20 colors in stock with all weights & bar. In gd shape.
,I Accessories. Quick turn $50(863)675-7734.
/4ff &'v4.. &around! Delivery Available
S- Toll Free (888)393-0335. WESLO Treadmill folds for
storage. $100.
_. A SLIDING GLASS DOOR- $150 (863)6 7-3090
0or6 7 best offer.
roo S(863)357-3633
TRESSES for 20x49 horse
.....barn w/packroom. $250 COMMODE full size, for use
.. ^ (239)770-6855 alone or over toilet. Like new
(863)983-1848
Ie s5 DELUXE 3 WHEEL CART-
EuaioHeavy duty, Never used.
BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T, Paid $1800. Asking $950.
Large assortment, Exc cond. (863)675-2593
DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS $100. takes all or will separ- MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
CARGO: Be a Hendry ate. (863)763-6131 Wheelchai walkersmore.
SCoun School Board Bus INFANT CRIB SHEETS- Bump- Please call for more info.
Transportation Dept.at er guard, Diaper holder, Mu- (863)763-2334
Tra-ni n Dpt- a sical Mobile & Lamp, Exc
863-674-4115 or col. $40 863-763-6131
Cheryl Jameson at condo. $40. 863-763-6131 M c a u 6
Jamesonc@ Swing, Bouncer, Walker & COKE MACHINE, $200.
hendry.k12.fl.us White Bassinet, Winnie the 863)228-0127 for more in-
Health Care Pooh, all like new, $100 will formation.
sell sep. (863)228-0566 ormation.
-CORNING WARE 19 pcs,
Is. Stress Ruining Your Life? C loh Ing 0565 cooking/baking, assorted siz-
Read DIANETICS by Ron L. es, Cornflower pattern. Some
Hubbard Call MASON SHOES- 2 pair, Fe- glass lids $50 (863)983-1848
(813)872-0722 or send male, Brand new, size 8 1/2 EARN DEGREE nlin from
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N. B. $50. (863)357-0125 hE. MdEcE on*luinefrm
SHabana Ave., Tampa FL home *Medical, *Business,
33607. SCHOOL CLOTHES- Wran- Paralegal, *Computers.
Sglers Boys-27& 28, Job Placement Assistance.
Girls-3,5,7,8 9 & 10, $300. Computer &.Financial aid if
Will Sep. (863)467-2132 qualify. e866)858-2121

ARRESTED OR INJURED Need tech.com.
a Lawyer? All Criminal De- FOOT BATH Clairol, electric,
fense & Personal Injury. FED DUCK STAMPS'34-'72 good condition, clean. In-
*Felonies Misdemeanors 100 + stamps valued at over structions included $20
*DUI *Domestic Violence $6000. Selling for $2500 (863)675-3614
Traffic,* Auto Accident (863)763-8729.-
*Wrongful Death. "Protect HAIR CLIPPERS Oster, elec-
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney e tric, safety covers, 4 guards
Referral Service &instructions. Good condi-
.(800)733-5342. COLLECTIBLE DOLLS- 5, By tion $15 (863)675-3614
DIVORCE$175-$350*COV- Madame Alexander, Mann, JUKEBOX, $200.
ERS children, etc Only one Robin Wood. $250. or will (863)228-0127
signature required! ,*Ex- Kiln & approx. 50 Southwest-
cludes govt. fees! Call week- Football & Baseball Card Col- ern molds, $600 or best of-
days (800)462-2000, election & $500 or best offer, fer. (863)763-9950
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce Call (863)763-8943
Tech. Established 1977. MUSICAL DISPLAY- Christ-
* WWII METAL DETECTOR mas, Electrical, Plays music
Used to detect mines. Works, & Skaters skate around.
extendable handle. $75 24"x30" $40. 863-357-0125
NEW SELF STORAGE (863)357-2803 Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
46 units 7x15, 8x15,10x15,: For only $450 you can place
10x30,12x30,15x25. Full your 25 word classified ad
electric, secure on Commereio, in over 150 newspapers
St. 350 ft. from Clewiston throughout the state reach-
Police Dept. 863-983-6663, DELL COMPUTER- 2yrs old, ing over 5 MILLION readers.
863-983-2808, after hrs. w/printer, monitor, web Call this newspaper or Ad-
863-983-8979 cam, Windows XP, etc, vertising Networks of Florida
$120 (863)634-6708. at (866)742-1373. Visit.us
e DELL LATITUDE CP LAPTOP- online at www.florida-classi-
ad /accessories, $200. fieds.com. Display ads alsp,
Merchandise-. (866)855-0902. available.
I g DELL-kyboard; mouse, moni-, TROPHY'S-31,-Marble bad-
tor, great for school/home, es, $40. or wi separate.
games, fast, Si able epsafiol. (863)612-9233
Air Conditioners 505 $150. Llama (863)843-0323 WATER COOLER- holds 2.5
Antiques 510 or 5 gallons bottled water,
) Applances 515 Furniture 01 cold dispenser & cup holder.
Appliaene Pasrt 520 $25 (863)675-0104.
Beauty ,upplies,525 /
Bicycles. 530
Booka & Megazinee535 I r n
Building Materlal540 BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
B(Busi Ess uIpmo t 545 hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest, GUITAR, Stella Harmony,
Carpets/i ugs 550 dresser w/swinging mirror, Made in the 50's. Excellent
Children's Items 555 carved legs, very sturdy, $500 condition. Asking $275. or
Chin, Glemare. Etc 560 (863)467-7659. best offer. (863)467-0627
Clothing 565
Coin /Stamps 570 UNK BEDS with matching ORGAN- Freedom II, .Excellent
Coilectibles 575 BUNK BEDS with matching condition $2000.
Computer/Video 580 desks, 2 solid wood, $300. (863)467-4253
Crafts/Supplies 585 Call (863)673-0920 or
Cruises 590 863-6 5-9243. PIANO, Baldwin, upright,
Drap, F 595 COMPUTERDESK $300. (863)697-3389
Fireplace Fixture 600 Large, Lshaped, med-dark PIANO, WURLITZER 1966,
Firewood 605 color composite wood. $75 serial #931174, $375. Call
Furniture 610 (863)467-1104 239-633-2525.
Furs 615.
Health & Reducing COUCH, Blue & DINNING P-sSpie 06 I
Equipment 620 ROOM TABLE w/4 Chairs.
Heating Equipment/ $70 for all, will sep. AFFENPINSCER-AKC, Fe-
Supplies 625 (863)675-1617 after 5pm. male, Older, To a Seniors
Household Items 630 Home $225. (863)983-6537
Jewelry 635 COUCH, Broyhill, Sleeper,
Lamps/.ights 640 Floral pastel. $150 or best Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Luggage 645 offer (863)357-3633 Pups, 8 weeks, working par-
Medical Items 650 Dining Room Table, w/6 pad- e(863)227-0071/227-1111300.
Miscellaneous 655 ded Captain's chairs, new, 83)2 -0 2
Musical Instruments 660 whitish color, New, $550 BOXER- Female, Spayed, 8
Office Supplies/ (863)357-2233 Okee area. mo. House dog. Needs
Equipment 665 fenced area. Loves people.
, Pets/Supplies/ DR SUITE- cherry wood, 2 $250. (863)357-1945
Services 670 capts chairs, 2 side chairs,
Photography 675 padded seats, $300 POODLE- mini female, lyr
Plumbing Supplies 680 (863)763-2103. old, to a good loving home,
Pools & Supplies 685 $125 .cash only
Restaurant FURNITURE- Living room set, (863)357-0037.ash only
Equipment 690 Dining room set & Bedroom ,
Satellite 695 set $1000 for all or will sep. PUG-5 mos old, male, shots,
Sewing Machines 700 (863)467-2910 $500, (863)675-0101
Sporting Goods 705 LIVING ROOM SET, 3 c SHOW RABBITS w/ nice
Stereo Equipment 710 w/table and lamps & BED cages & accessories. $150
Televisi o ad 0 715 ROOM SET, Queen $1500 or all or will sep.
Tools 725 or best offer (561)261-0713 (863)228-7230
Toys & Games 730 SEWING MACHINE CABINET SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPY,
VCRs 735 w/ chair, nds minor epair. Black & White, Blue eyed
Wanted to Buy 740 Chest, desk, table & lamp male. 16 wks. old. $250 ne.
$95 all will sep 561-924-5812 (863)763-2749/801-4193
iTANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
iIUR TWIN BED- rTustic wood stand, 10 gal on wrought
frame, $50. (863)634-0779. iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench. WATERBED- California King, all will sep. (863)675-0247
Umbrella.holder & hat Mirror headboard, with 6 YORKIE- Teacup, Female, 4
hooks. $1 000. drawers, $300. or best offer Ibs, 9 mo. old, Spayed. With
(772)489-6837 (863)983-4954 papers, Housebroken. $1500.
PIANO Turn of the Century I, r ,, m-neg. 863-634-9620 Okee
Moving, Must Sell! Only seri- 1YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ou, incq,. Best offer willbe ors $20 each.


Secure Self Storage Units Available
*Personal *Household Items *Record Storage
*Climate controlled *24 hr. Surveillance Cameras
Security Alarmed
Larry's Secure Storage
462 E. Main Street Pahokee
(561)924-7400/996-5537


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Proper^y


Wanted Hunting Lease in South
or Central Florida
Small group of responsible christian police offi-
cers and a couple of business owners seeking
1000 to 8000 acres or more to lease in south or
central Florida to hunt deer, turkey, hogs. Will
manage property under the guidelines of the
Quality Deer Management Association. Possible
long term lease. No dogs or buggy hunting. Most-
ly archery hunting. Will provide our own insu-
rance. All of us are experienced hunters, non-
drinkers, non-smokers and willing to protect and
improve property. Please call (305)962-8054.




CASSETTE PLAYER/RECORD- PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL
ER- Sony, With 100 country OFFICE SPACE
Cassettes $50 FOR LEASE in Clewiston
(863)697-2033 Space from 910 sf up to
6- 3,600sf. Excellent location
TelevsIo^ with professional tenant mix.
Radifo Ii 0715 Call today!!
Contact April Hart
HITACHI TV- 50", Big screen, 561-996-8080 ext 10.
About 4yrs old. Looks good
Must pick up. Moving Must i
Sell. $550 863-467-9756 Real state


AIR COMPRESSOR- commer-
cial, $250 (239)694-5611. Business Places -
Sale 1005
DOG BOX, w/diamond plate Commercial
top & tool box, $350. Property Sale 1010
(863)634-3142 Condos/
ELECTRIC WELDER- Lincoln, Townhourms Sale1020
with. long leads. $100. Houses Sale 1025
(772)489-6837 Hunting Property 1030
SInvestment
Propertym- Sale 1035
A riUclture Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
'T I-T I Open House 1050
Out of State -
'.......^...'^ ..' Property Sale 1055
Christmas Trees 745 Property Inspection1060
Farm Equipment 805 Real Estate Wanted 1065
Farm Feed/Products 810 Resort Property -
Farm Miscellaneous B15 Sale 1070
Farm Produce 820 Warehouse Space 1075
Farm Services Waterfront Property 1080
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840 BANK FORECLOSURES
Landscaping Homes from $10,000! 1-3
Supplies 845 bedroom available! HUD,
Lawn & Garden 850 Repos, REO, etc. These
Livestock 855 homes must sell! For List-
Poultry/Supplies 860 ings Call (800)571-0225
Seeds/Plants/ xH295.
Flowers 865 CLEWISTON, 4BR, 3BA, 3050
sq', Jacuzzi tub in master
suite. 2 car gar., $240,000
Call 863-228-1417
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs Hurricane Wind Zone 3
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3 Manufactured &
yrs. old. $3000 for.both, will Modular Homes
sep. (239)694-5611 Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
i 0From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
FENCING 4ft tall, 75+ feet, 1-800-330.6623
12 posts w/ cement, (2) 3ft PAHOKEE 3br, lba, CBS,
gates, w/ cross ties. Gd family & utility rooms, car-
shape $200 (863)634-0465 port, a/c, alarm, fenced yard
$149K 863-983-0099
Iawn & I Port LaBelle, Unit 4, 3/2, cor-
air i 0 ner lot, walk to schools, new
appl's/carpet, nice yard,
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100 pricedto sell @ $164,500.
$700. Wil-T66 separate. Call owner 863-675-1107

RIDING MOWER, Poulan, le 0
14.5 HP Briggs & Stratton,
42". cut, $550. Call LAND, 51V acres, 606 Henry
(239)633-2525. Isle Blvd., Pioneer, Clewis-
ton, reduced to $200,000.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper, 305-342-7133/636-5092.
good condition, $5.00. *LAND.FOR SALE*
(863)634-0779. (4) 10 Acre tracts in Hendry
ROTO TILLER, 4 Ft. Wide, Pull County. Could Divide.
Behind 40 hp riding mower & Call 239-657-5654
4 Ft. Rake. $600 for both, will MONTURA LOTS FOR SALE
sep. (863)697-2076 Call Barton Realty
S@ (863)983-6262
Li've 0Get Yours Now!!!
Okeechobee Livestock
Market Sales every
Mon. 12pm & every We Buy & Sell Vacant Lots
Tues. 11am. 763-3127 www.vacantlotsusa.com
800-339-0413/866-958-cash
Rentals 'Out ofStat s

BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE THE HEAT IN
Apartments 905 THE COOL BEAUTIFUL
Business Places 910 PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS OF
Commercial WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Property 915 Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Condos/ Investments. Cherokee
Townhouses Rent920 Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Farm Property Estate, Murphy www.chero-
Rent 925 keemountainrealty.com Call
House Rent 930 for Free Brochure
Land Rent 935 (800)841-5868.
Resort Property GEORGIA COAST- Large
Rent 945 wooded access, marshfront
Roommate 950 & golf course homesites.
Rooms to Rent 955 Gated with tennis, kayaking,
Storage Space- & canoeing. Limited
Rent 960 availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
IBB I NEW RELEASE 20% discount
for Reservation Holders on-
1,2 & 3 BR HOUSES & ly. Coastal Georgia Gated
APARTMENTS FOR RENT. Deep Water Access. Wood-
No pets. ed, Lagoon and Golf Course
Call (863)983-4436. homestes. Call for Reserva-
tion Information
(877)266-7376.
NORTH CAROLINA MTNS
3.43 acres on mountain top,
La Belle- Belmont Area, Im- view, trees, waterfall and
maculate 2br,+ 2ba, Den, large public lake nearby
Oversized 1 car garage. C/A $49,500 owner
Fenced yard, $1000. mo. (8 6 6 ) 7 8 9 8 5 3 5
Call 239-849-0770 www.NC77.com.


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

561-993-1160


,a~en. ooM)9133-1ob54 CLUB CAR, '97- Exc.. cond., (863)675-6214 after pm.
SINGER '1900- Commercial & good batt/charger, $1599.
Furrier Machine $500. (863)697-1350/763-2063.
(863)357-1019
(863)357-19 EASY GO Good cond. good -Supe06
battery & charger. $799. HOT TUB- 4 person, fantastic
NeD. (863)697-1350 or cond., located In Milbourne,
BUILT IN OVEN- GE Profile, (863)7 63-2063. $400/neg. can have dellv-
asking $1030 WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/ ered. (863) 926-0296.
(863)763-1884. lift gate, 36V charger, work
CROSLEY STOVE- Electric, or pleasure. Good condition, B
New Paid $325 asking $275 $900. (863)697-2033. 1
(863)357-2233 I GOLF CART charger, Lestron-
DRYER- Kenmore, Excellent ic II, like new, $200.
shape, free delivery, only BROWNING BAR- Automatic Call239-633-2525.
$75. Call 863-675-8937. rifle 308, Wim w/2x7, wide GOLF CART Club Car, needs
FREEZER-9 cu' $50. or best field scoop. $500. repair, $150. Call
offer (863)763-5422 (863)902-0381 239-633-2525.'
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidaire, REMINGTON 1100- Automatic POOL TABLE- 7', Slate, New
side by side, ice on door, shot gun w/ 26" Remchoke felt, Valley coin-op, Ball return
S 7yrs old, $300 neg. barrel & synthetic stock. (missing coin mechanism)
(863)674-0677. $250. (863)902-0381 $500 firm 989-621-7589
WASHER & DRYER- White RUGER REDLABLE- 12 gauge, ULTRA LIGHT KIT- fixed wing,
Westinghouse, 7 yrs old, Over/under, sporting clay 3/4 finished, $1600 or best
1 $200 or best offer. 30" ported barrels, Extra offer. (239)394-5888 or
(863)674-0677. choke $1200 863-763-8169 (906)281-2127


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Moore Have. Golfcart indaded. 55+aoD.
A USeet Se 11900
MOORE HAVEN
*Yacht Club 3BR, 2BA,
Modular Home w/Lot $119,000
*River View Lots available on
Caloosahatchee River
Call for Details
ACUEAGA AND &LOTS
* Farm Land Available
Call for Details
*5 to 7-1/2 Acre Tracts off Hendry
Isles Blvd., Call for Details
RENTALS
* 4BR, 2BA $1,800/mo.
COMMERCIAL
* 100'x100' Lot w/bldg, fenced
within City of Clewiston $115,000
PIONEER PLANTATION
*3BR, 2BA Dbl. Wd. Mobile Home
on 2-1/2 Acres,. $78,900


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CLEWISTON COUNTRY ACRES

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


SPECIAL OFFERS Pre-Con-
struction opportunities- AL,
TX, MS, GA, FL, NV, SC-
from $199K $2M
www.BeachClublnvest-
ments.com (877)BCi-5020
Flexible Financial options
provided by www.all-
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WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS-
Extraordinary Home Sites in
'Gated Fall Branch Estates.
Wooded Lots,. Panoramic
Mountain Views, From $60k.
Current phase: Pre-con-
struction pricing.
(877)774-3437, www.Rid-
gesLife.com.



TODAY TURN YOUR
VACANT LAND
INTO BIG $$$$
I will buy your vacant lot or
land for cash. Close in 1 week.
Hendry? Glades? Anywhere?
Call Randy 863-673-5071 or
561-441-2800


Mobile Homes



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





MOBILE HOMES
Single Wide on 21'/ Acres
in Montura, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Priced @ $150,000.
Double Wide on 1.25 Acres
in Montura, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Asking $145,000.
Single Wide on 5 Acres
in LaDeca, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba
Priced @ $185,000.
Double Wide located in Easy
Life MHP 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
Priced @ $75,000.
BARTON REALTY
CALL (863)983-6262


CENTOALHME
OF CLEWISTON

)Tower Lakes
1841 Matthew
Loop- DW 3/2
Jacuzzi tub, 2
Sheds, wood

flooring, 2
carports,
pool.

Super Nice!

2) Tropical #8
Single,

Fenced, 3/2
Appliances
included


3)Tropical #28
S/11/2 Bath,
Furnished,
Carport,
10x10 Shed.
MUST SEE


4)Tmpical-Lot#1
3/2 DW
Carport,
Sm. Shed
2160 W. -wy.27 Clewiston
1.4 Miles N.W. of WAL-MART
983-4663
SHCHamPIon
9 HOME BUILDERS CO.


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


Brian Sullivan

General Contractor

CUSTOM HOMES COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

Call us for all of your new construction needs,

your design or ours.

Visit our new web site

www.briansullivancontractor.com

and look at some of our new homes.

(863)441-4202 (863)465-1371

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LIC. REAL ESTATe BROKER
420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
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AFTER- OURSS"'
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RESIDENTIAL
2BR, 1BASOLDI$ 125,000
3BR, BABR 1BA $150,o000
5 New Homea
Under Contract Call for Detafls
3BR, 2 1/2 BA $225,000
4BR, 0ELD!! $139,900
3BRq" pNJ 0w

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acres Call for details
4B] I=rr.=er
lot 3 M e
4 or 5 BR 3 1/2 BA
$295,000
3BR, 2BA with studio or
guest suite. $329,000
MOBILE HOMES
3B

3BR, 2BA $65,000
3BR, 2BA.o_ on lake
$120,000


MONTURA ACREAGE
LOTS AVAILABLE LosM lifilN10000
CALL FOR DETAILS Mo&kIAWJENDL1*,000
4BR, 2BA Montura $99,5,00
COMMERCIAL
Mobile F 6 tots- 3
w/ mobilI lots only
wobi $ooo o List Your

27 o000 Home Here!
Building 2476 sq. ft. on
US 27 100'xlOO'
8 Lots Zoned Rl-B $ o < M m
$400,000 Marketing To
Commercial Building 75'x120' o t
on US 27 Call For Details Every Potential
Harlem Bar Grbat
Business Opportunity Buyer In The
Call for Details World
Industrial Refinery + Wrld

CabAnet Sop $100sft. wwhendry-&adesmmis.com
& Apt. $173,000


SPECIAL NEW LISTING
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths CBS home with central heating
and cooling, stove, fridge, and dishwasher.
Call For Details
Real Estate in Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida
http://www.hendry-gladesnimmls.com


RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106 -
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266


Recreation


ALUMINUM BOAT
16ftlong, 5ftwide. $100
(863)675-8760
BASS BOAT, 15' aluminum,
Mariner eng., 25hp, olive
well, troll. mtr., exc. cond.,
$2200. (561)662-7687
BOAT, MOTOR & TRAILER
'89 MXI deck boat, 150
Merc Force Eng. $2000
(863)763-5156
CAROLINA SKIFF 14ft
.W/ '02 Mere. elec start 25h/p
motor, less than 20hrs, magic
tilt trir, trolling motor, all like
new. Ready to go $3500 firm
(772)461-3350/528-4586
JON BOAT, 12', Heavy Gage,
Custom Built w/9.9hp.
Go Devil & trailer. Low hours.
$2500 863-467-9902 eve.
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2005 RV CLOSE-OUT SALE-
*Nation's #1 Selling RV's
*Hundreds of RV's *Save
Thousands of Dollars *Floid-
da's Motorhome- Towable
Headquarters. GIANT REC-
REATION WORLD, 3 Loca-
tions: Melbourne-
800)700-1021. Daytona-
800)893-2552. Orlando-
800)654-8475.
www.grwrv.com.
CRUISE AIR- '85, 460 with 4
barrel Holly carb. Runs
good, $6000 863-467-4890
ask for Robert
DAMAN CAMPLITE- '97, 21',
A/C, Stereo, Self con-
tained.$5000 239-225-3282
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $800. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921
SKAMPER POP UP TRUCK
CAMPER- AC, awning, Heat-
er, stove, sink, sips 3/4,
$1850 neg. (863)801-3841.


YAMAHA RAVE RAIDER-
1100cc, 112hp with trailer &
cover. $2500.
(863)467-5762


KAWASAKI KX60- runs great,
clean bike, $800.
(863)697-2181.
YAMAHA SCOOTER- runs
good, $300 or best offer.
(863)357-1577.
YAMAHA YZ80, '01- looks
and runs great, $1300 or
best offer. (863)357-1577.



HONDA 4 WHEELER 200 in,
excellent condition. Like
new! $1600 (863)801-1666


Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
.Classic Car 4015
eCommercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Feur Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
"actor Trailers 4060
Utility Trallere 4065
Vans 4070



$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS
Cars from $5001 Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's and
morel For Listings Call
(800)571-0225 xC295.
CADILLAC STS '92- fully load-
ed, AC, CD, gold STS rims,
sunroof, runs great, asking
$3500 (863)675-0104.
CHEVY CAMARO Z28'94
Great for parts or project car.
$1300 (863)599-1509
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'88, new battery, cold ar, new
fires, runs good. $500
(863)983-7546
EAGLE TALON- '96, 2.0L, Au-
to. CD, Sunroof, 100,850
mi. Needs engine work
$1500. Neg. (863)675-4643
GEO METRO '92 4 door,
runs good, auto, no a/c,
$750 or best offer
(863)467-1210
HONDA ACCORD '89 runs
very good, good gas mile-
age, white, nds some body
work $850 (786)234-2566
MUSTANG LX, '93- Red, 4
cyl, fuel injected, 62K mi on
rebuilt engine, auto reblt
trans, cold AC, new clutch,
sunroof, new front brakes,
cruise control, driver air bag,
looks and runs great, $3000
neg. (863)357-2177.
OLD'S CUTLASS- '90, low
miles, 4 door, Runs great.
$1500. (863)634-2582
PONT. BONNIVILLE, '92- full
power, AC, reliable car, call
for details, asking $2000
(863)675-2598 Iv msg.


PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '88,
Orig owner, Loaded, Cruise
control, Great shape. $2000.
(863)697-8507
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs great, nds re-
stored, $1000 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm


OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS '77,
A/C, Red, 2 door w/hard top.
Ru.ns excellent. $2000
(863)234-1312



-CHEVY SILVERADO 1987,
4x4, dual tanks, 8 cyl., No
bed. Needs TLC. Some new
parts. $1000 (863)467-4459
FORD BRONCO, '87- full size,
multi color, runs needs
work, good tires, removable
top, $2000 (863)763-8725.
FORD F150, '89, 4x4, new
mtr, new 5 spd. trans., new
upholstery, new brakes &
tires, cold air, needs body
work, $2200.
(863)467-7151 eves
JEEP- '85, Selling parts or
whole. $650.
(863)697-1742
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs and
looks good $2500.
863-673-0920/675-9243.


CADILLAC SEVILLE '93
For parts. $200
(239)770-6855
CAMARO '85- Z28, good for
parts only, $300
(863)763-1370.
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)763-8622 or
(863)634-0517
MERCURY SABLE, '94- good
motor, radiator just replaced,
good tires, bad trans, $600
neg. (863)763:6888.
RIMS W/TIRES- 20" wheels
were on truck, $2000 call for
more details
(863)673-2671. .
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
700, $300/best offer.
(863)467-8856
TURBO 350 TRANS Rebuilt,
$250/best offer.
(863)467-8856
WENCH, Military Style,
10,000 lb., hydraulics, pow-
er take off & more. Excellent
cond. $400. (863)634-4202


FORD F150 '81 2 wheel
drive, auto, whole or for
parts, $500 (863)763-5067
FORD F150 '88 w/ good 302
motor, good work truck.
$400 or best offer
(863)357-3372
Isuzu Hombre, '97, 73k orig.
mi., 5 spd., cold arctic a/c,
exc. cond., $2395 or best
offer. (863)533-0244


CHEVY BLAZER '93 Excel-
lent cond. Must see! $2500
(863)763-2666
JEEP CHEROKEE '90- Limited
Edition, leather interior will
run but needs parts, $500
(863)673-3134.
OLDS BRAVADA '93 clean
vehicle, really good body,
needs motor $200
(863)357-3372


TANDEM AXLE TRLR- can
haul .car or truck, 16x6, all
metal, $800
(863)357-2346.


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
Okeechobee (863)357-0037
CHEVY VAN EXPRESS- '00,
Excellent condition. $8900.
Okeechobee (863)357-0037
DODGE CARAVAN, '97- 6 cyl,
3.0 auto, running like new,
nice paint, $2500 firm
(863)983-3489;
FORD VAN- '93, Fully custom,
A/C, 4 captain seats, TV,
$3900. or best offer
863-697-1742
GMC VADUA, 1994- Captains
Chairs, cold a/c, C/D player,
body & motor good,
$2500/neg 863-223-1859.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classifleds.


Public Notices


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Clewstion Theater/Northslde Drive-
In .
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
Ston, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Oblspo Avenue, Clewiston on August
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in the amount of
$1391.00.
We reserve the rightIto refuse any and all
bids.
77497 CGS 8/18/05
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Ranulfo Martlinez, Jr.
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,'
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Oblspo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in the amount of
$314.50.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
77495 CGS 8/18/05


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Juan Encarnaelon 54
Mattresses, misc. items
Candy Conley 53
Misc. items
Jessie Fussell B-20
Furniture, misc. items
sabel Clsnero 23,24,26
Furniture, TV, mattresses & misc. items
Conrado Santlzo-DOlaze J-7
Washer, TV, mattresses & misc. items
74878 CGS 8/11,18/05
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Shantor Cooks
You are hereby notified that the property
stored by you with S&E Properties,.
Inc. Self Storage of Clewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Rorida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
highest bidder for cash at 600 East
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on August
20, 2005 at the hour of 10:00 AM to
satisfy rental in the amount of.
$588.56.
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids.
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Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Att: Envi-
ronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be request In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons ar entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Phokee is accepting Proposals for Janitorial Services for City Hall (A)
the Pehokee Police Department (B) and the City Recreation Center (C). Interested
parties should contact the City Clerk at 561-924-5534, Ext. 28 to arrange an In-
spection of the facilities. Bids may be made on any or all of the facilities. Sealed
bids must be received by 12 noon on September 7, 2005. Mall to: City Clerk,
City of Pahokee, attn: Janitorial Bids, 171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL
33476.
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*3BR, 1BA Home in
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$112,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
MONTERA
* Wooded Lots:'
. Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
Appaloosa Reduced $49,000
* 2 1/2 acres $110,000
'Jinete $48,000
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HENDRY COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC SUCCES-
SOR SERVICE FOR GREENPOINT
CREDIT, LLC SUCCESSOR BY MER-
GER WITH GREENPOINT CREDIT
CORR,
Plaintiff
vs. CASE NO. 2005-620-CA
ELTON LEE WILLIAMS, JR.; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF ELTON LEE WIL-
LIAMS, JR.; CINDY G. WILLIAMS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY G.
WILLIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY ,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; CHARTER
ONE AUTO FINANCE CORP., F/K/A
AMERICAN CREDIT SERVICES, INC.;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF
SAID DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTH-
ER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DE-
FENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT
#1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GINDY G. WILLIAMS; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY G. WIL-
LIAMS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES.,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S);
Whose residence are/is unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in
the above proceeding with the Clerk of
this Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears hereon, on
or before SepL 20, 2005.the nature of
this proceeding being a suit for fore-
closure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit
THE EAST ONE-HALF OF THE NORTH-
EAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF THE
SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SEC-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 43 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, HENDRY COUNTY,
FLORIDA. LESS RIGHT-FO-WAY FOR
SR78.
To Include a:
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA14613348A,
TITLE NO. 79021572-
1998 CRESCENT DOUBLE WIDE
MOBILE HOME VIN FLA146133488,
TITLE NO. 79021567
AK/A
6060 COUNTY ROAD 78 WEST
LABELLE, FLORIDA 33935
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on
plaintiffs attorney, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED at HENDRY County this 9th day
of August, 2005.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the American with
Oisabilities Actolf 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to
participate In this proceeding should
contact the ASA Coordinator no later
than sen seven(7) days priorto the pro
ceedings, If hearing Impaired,
please call (B00) 955-9771 D) or
(800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida
Relay Service.
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Tel (813) 915-8660
Fax (813) 915-0559
Attorney for Plaintiff
76586 CGS 8/18,25/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05CA185
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, llenors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against AU-
GUSTA URRO.WS, DECEASED; and
any and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, underhand against the
herein named Individual Defendant
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants In posses-
sion, if any,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, llenors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against AUGUSTA UR-
ROWS, DECEASED,; and any and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the herein named
individual Defendant who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether
said unknown parties may claim an In-
terest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants; and
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants In possession, If any,
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real proper-
ty in Glades County, Floria:
Lot 4, Block D,.WOODLAWN PARK SUB-
DIVISION, according to the plat hereof
recorded in Plat .Book 1, Page 74,
Public Records of Glades County,
Florlda.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it on Allson C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before SepL 16, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the Complaint.
Dated on this the f11th day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jenniter Bevis
Deputy Clerk

76960 CGS 8/18,25;9/1,8/05
NOTICE
Notice is herebygiven that on 8/27/2005
at 11:00 AM at FORT KNOX SELF
STORAGE, 1025 Commerce Drive,
LaBelle, FL, 863-675-1025, the under-
signed, FORT KNOX SELF STORAGE,
wll sell at Public Sale by competitive
bidding, the personal property hereto-
fore stored with the undersigned:


PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE
AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT MODIFICATION
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DEP File Nao.0430008-005-AC
Atlas-Transoll, Inc.
South Florida Thermal Services, Inc.
Soil Remedlatlon Moore Haven Plant
Glades County
The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) gives notice of its intent
to Issue an air construction permit modification to Atlas-Transoil, Inc. for the
South Florida Thermal Services, Inc. Soil Remediation Moore Haven Plant located
at 1 Foxmoor Lane, Moore Haven, Glades County. The permit authorizes the
modification of Construction Permits AC22-234736 dated May 3, 1995 and
AC22-201772 dated November 6,1991 for the approval of treatment of addition-
al petroleum-contaminated soil-like materials that has been approved as an Alter-
native Procedure under Rule 62-713, F.A.C. The Alternative Procedure was
approved under Solid Waste Permits 0158443-002-SO, dated May 14, 2003 and
includes a Soil Sampling and Analysis Plan that will be incorporated into this per-
mit.
The Department will issue the Final permit with the attached conditions unless a re-
sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
ent decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The Department will accept written comments concerning the proposed permit is-
suance aon for a period of fourteen days from the date of publication of this
Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Construction Permit Modification. Written
comments should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection,
Post Office Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. Any written comments
filed shall be made available for public Inspection. If written comments received
result in a significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall
revise the proposed permit and require, If applicable, another Public Notice.
The Department will Issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely
petition for an administrative hearing is filed pursuant to Sections 120.569 and
120.57, F.S. before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petition-
ing for a hearing are set forth below.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing)y under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, ES. The petition must contain the information set forth be-
low and must be filed (received) in the Office of General Counsel of the Depart-
ment, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florda
32399-3000. Petitions filed by the permit applicant or any of the parties listed
below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent. Peti-
tions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), ES., must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the
public notice or within fourteen day of receipt of thisofthisice o intent, whichever
occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the
Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mall
a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. or to intervene
n this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, EA.C.
A petition that disputes the material facts on Which the Departments action is
based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; (b)
The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name, address,
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, f any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
naion of how the petitiones substantial interests will be affected by the agency
determination; (c) A statement of how and when petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of mate-
rial fact If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statreeni
of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends
warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (1) A statement
of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modifi-
cation of the agency's proposed action; and (g) A statement of the relief sought
by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the agency to take
with respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Departments ac-
tion is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, E.A.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is, designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial in-
terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
i hrdance with the requirements set forth above.
A-cplete project file is available for public inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victori
Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
The complete project file includes the application, technical evaluations, Draft per-
mit, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confi.
dential records under Section 403.111, ES. Interested persons may contact the
Districts Air Program Administrator or the project engineer, at 2295 Victoria Ave-
nue, Suite 364, Fort Myers or call 239/332-6975, for additional Information.
76932 CGS 8/18/05

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT'
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DEP File No. 0510003-033-AC
United States Sugar Corporation
U.S. Sugar Clewiston Mill
Clewiston, Florida
Hendry County
The Department of Environmental,Prtection (Department) gives notice of Its Inten
to Issue an air construction permit to United States Sugar Corporation, for the
U.S. Sugar Clewiston Mill, locate at W.C, Owens Ave. and S.R. 832, Clewiston
Florida, Hendry County.' The p~nit authbrizes United States Sdgar Corporafior
to construct one (1) Limestone Storage Silo complete with one (1) bin vent filtie
for control of PM/PM1O emissions, at the facility Molasses Plant location. The
silo is filled pneumatically by truck and discharged by gravity to a mechanical au
ger. The potential PM emissions is 0.55 tons/year
The Department will issue the Final permit with the attached conditions unless a re-
sponse received in accordance with the following procedures results in a differ-
ent decision or significant change of terms or conditions.
The Department will accept written comments concerning the proposed permit is.
suance action for a period of fourteen days from the date of publication of this
Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Construction Permit. Written comments
should be provided to the Department of Environmental Protection, Post Office
Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. Any written comments filed shall be
made available for public inspection. If written comments received result in a
significant change in the proposed agency action, the Department shall revise the
proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice.
The Department will Issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a time)
petition for an administrative hearing is filed pursuant to Sections 120.569 anc
120.57, ES. before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petition-
ing fora hearing are set forth below.
Mediation is not available In this proceeding.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting deci-
sion may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth be
low and must be filed (received) In the Office of General Counsel of the Depart.
ment, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Forida,
32399-3000. Petitions filed by the permit applicant or any of the parties listed
below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this notice of intent. Peti-
tions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Sec-
tion 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the
public notice or within fourteen days of receipt of this notice o Intent, whichever
occurs first, Under Section 120.60(3), ES., however, any person who asked the
Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days oi
receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mal
a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time
of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition within the appropriate time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, ES. or to intervene
in this proceeding and participate as party to it Any subsequent intervention
will be only at the approval o the presidingofficer upon the tiling of a motion in
compliance with Rule 28-106.205, EA.C.
A petition that disputes thb material facts on which the Departments action it
based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each
agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, If known; (b]
The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner, the name, address
and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an expla-
nation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency
determination; (c) A statement of how and when petitioner received notice of the
agency action or proposed action; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of ma.
tedal fact If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise state-
ment of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the pettioner
contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; (f) ,
statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reverse
or modification of the agency's proposed action; and (g) A statement of the re-
lief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the
agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Departments ac-
tion Is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall
contain the same Information as set forth above, as required by Rule
28-106.301, EA.C.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency
action, the fiing of a petition means thatthe Department final action may be di-
ferent from the position taken by it In this notice. Persons whose substantial In
terests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department on the
application have the dght to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in ac-
cordance with the requirements set forth above.
A complete project file is available for public inspection during normal business
hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, al
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, South District, 2295 Victoria
Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida.
The complete project ile includes the application, technical evaluations, Draft per.
mit, and the information submitted by the responsible official, exclusive of confi-
dential records under Section 403.1 1, ES. Interested persons may contact the
District's Air Program Administator or the project engineer, at 2295 Victoria Ave
nue, Suite 364, Fort Myers or call 239/332-6975, for additional information.
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, RFlorida Statutes, the following
applications) tor permit have been received for proect(s) in Hendry County:
R& M Agriculture Management Inc. 505 Greenwood Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL 33972,
has submitted Application 050722-14 for renewal of Water Use Permil
26-00427-W to irrigate 72 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be with-
drawn from the Lower Tamlami Aquifer and the project is located in Section 35,
Township 45 South, Range 29 East


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASE NO.: 05CA186
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against HATTE
HILL WILLIAMSON, DECEASED: and
any and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under and against the
herein named Individual Defendant
who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties
may claim an Interest as spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants; and JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, as unknown tenants In posses-
slon, if any,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To Defendants, The Unknown heirs,
spouses, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through,
under, or against HATTE HILL WIL-
LIAMSON, DECEASED,; and any and
all unknown parties claiming by
through, under and against the herein
named Individual Defendant who are
not known to be dead or alive, wheth-
er said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants; and
OHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants in possession, if any,
AND ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY
CONCERN:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following real proper-
ty in Glades County, Florida:
Lot 4, Block 5, FORDSTON AT LABELLE
FLORIDA, UNIT NO. 2, according to
the plat hereof recorded in Plat Book
1, Page 34, Public Records of Glades .
County, Horda.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to t on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
tor Plaitiff, whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 2280, LaBelle, FL 33975,
on or before Sept. 16, 2005, and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on the plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a Default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint
Dated on this the 11th day of August,
2005.
JOE FLINT
Clerk of Circuit Court
Jennifer Bevis
Deputy Clerk
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff
vs. Case No.2005-173-CA
ROMAN CABRERA, tal at,
Defendants)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclo-
sure dated August 03, 205 and en-
tered in Case NO. 2005-173-CA of the
Circuit Court of the TWENTIETH Judi-
cial Circuit In and for HENDRY County,
Florida where WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE,
INC., is the Plaintiff and ROMAN CAB-
RERA; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTiS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMS;
HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; are the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN FRONT
OF THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE COURT, BEING THE SECOND
FLOOR HALLWAY OF THE HENRY
COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
CORNER OF HIGHWAY 80 AND 29TH
SOUTH, LABELLE, FLORIDA at 11:00
AM, on the 7th day of SEPTEMBER,
2005, the following described proper-
ty as set forth In said Final Judgment
LOT 13, BLOCK 8, PORT LABELLE
HOLIDAY PARK UNIT 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 3,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2004 UGHTHOUSE LANE,
LABELLE, FL 33935-5317
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on August 10, 2005.
Barbara S. Butler
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/s/Hammond
Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The School Board of Hendry County will
be accepting sealed bids until AU-
GUST 31 2005 for Did
#06-0002(RFQ) REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS ARCHITECTURAL
SERVICES LABELLE HIGH SCHOOL
ROOF REPLACEMENT Specifications
will be available at the board's'finance
office at 111 Curry Street in LaBelle.
Call (863) 674-4100 to have the
specs faxed or mailed.
Hendry County School Board
Rick Murphy, Chairman
74873 CB/CGS 8/11,18/05
NOTICETO PUBLIC
The Hendry Count Hospital Authority Fi-
nanclal Committee will conduct their
monthly business meeting on Thurs-
day, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the
Conference Room at Hendry Regional
Medical Center, 500 West Sugarland
Highway, Clewiston, Florida.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-5B1CA
WALTER G. MCCORMACK and
KENDRICK S. RICHARDS,
Plaintiffs
VS.
MILLICENT WRIGHT,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MILUCENT WRIGHT, if alive' or if
dead, their unknown spouses, wid-
ows, widowers, heirs, devisees, credi-
tors, grantees, and all parties having
or claiming by, through, under or
against them, and any and all persons
claiming any right, title, interest, claim,
lien, estate or demand against the De-
fendants in regards to the following
described property In Hendry County,
Florida:
LOT 30, BLOCK 2190, 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 In action to quiet title to the
above described property has been
tiled 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, Hendiry County, RO. Box 1760,
LaBelle, Florida 33935 on or before
September 19, 2005, or otherwise a
default judgment will be entered
against you for the relief sought in this
Complaint
THIS NOTICE will be published once
each week for four consecutive weeks
In a newspaper of general circulation
published in Hendry County, Florida.
Dated this12thday August, 2005.
BARABARA S. BUTLER
Clerk of Court
By: S. Miller
Deputy Clerk
Marcy L Shaw
Attorney for Plaintiff
Florida Bar No. 0150738
Wright & Shaw, PA.
4427 S.E. 16th Place, Suite 2
Cape Coral, Florida 33904
Phone (239 542-9955
Fax 2391 542-9987
77477 CGS 8/18,25:9/1,8/05


HENRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R Scott Cooper DATE: 8/23/05
SUBJECT AREA: 410 Adult Program: General Policy
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE. The proposed rule establishes the policy for
adult program: general policy.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51 and
1001.43 ES. *
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.41, 1001.42, 1001.49, 1001.51
and 1001.43 EFS.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy for adult program:
general policy.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 23, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Bqard with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule Is to re-
quest, in writing, a 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 rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to Incorporate them Into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 at
least 48 hours prior to the meeting or woshop.
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
to 120.54(3)(e), E.S.
70556 CGS 8/4,11,18 CB 8/18/05


I READING A NEWSPAPER...


PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF PAHOKEE
The City of Pahokee is selling non-conforming lots by sealed bid. A non-conforming lot is one that is too small on which
to build a residence. Sealed bids must be received at City Hall by August 31, 2005 at 12 noon. Each bid must clearly
show a Property Control Numer (PCN) as listed below and the bid must be in a set dollar amount. No "blanket" bids
will be accepted. Bids will be opened at City Hall on August 31, 2005 at 1 PM in Chambers. You need not be present
to participate. Winning Bidders must pay for the property in full by September 30, 2005 or the property will be awarded
to the next highest bidder.
Additional information may be available at the website of the PBC Property Appraiser: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papa/
BID Approximate ACRE Minimum
# PCN Zoned ADDRESS LOT SIZE Bid

1 48-37-42-18-02-000-0211 CORE 224 Rardin Ave. 100 x 60 .13 6,160
2 48-37-42-18-17-005-0010 MF 18 Rardin (at 5th St.) 48 x 108 .10 3,740
3 48-37-42-18-06-002-0110 MF 18 257 Booker Place 43 x 87 .08 3,740
4 48-37-42-18-14-007-0251 SF 7 235 East 2nd Street 60 x 55 .09 3,850
5 48-37-42-18-01-003-0060 MF 18 173 West MLK Blvd. 32 x 97 .10 3,300
6 48-37-42-18-10-000-0112 SF 7 471 East 3rd St. 45 x 100 .11 4,950
7 48-37-42-18-10-000-0130 SF 7 East 3rd St. 94 x 104 .22 9,350
8 48-37-42-18-16-002-0110 GC 174 Adams PI. 49 x 94 .10 4,455
9 48-37-42-18-14-007-0450 CORE East 1st St. 68 x 105 .34 7,623
10 48-37-42-18-16-001-0100 GC Adams Place 48 x 98 .10 4,700
11 48-37-42-19-03-000-2021 SFMH South Cocoanut Rd. 25 x 105 ;05 5,500
12 48-37-42-19-03-000-1731 SFMH Sabal Court 25 x 105 .05 5,500
13 48-37-42-19-03-000-0321 SFMH South Cocoanut Rd. 25 x 105 .05 5,500

Sealed bids due: August 31, 2005 to: City Clerk, City of Pahokee
at 12 noon Attn: Sealed Bid: Small Lots
171 North Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL 33476
I


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF PAHOKEE
A public hearing will be held on the following proposed Ordinances at 7:30 PM on
August 23, 2005 In the Commission Chambers at Pahokee City Hall, 171 North
Lake Avenue, Pahokee, FL at which time the City Commission will consider their
adoption into law. The Introdction and first reading was held on August 9, 2005.
The Ordinances may be Inspected In their entrety at City Hall. All Interested par-
ties may appear at the meeting and be heard wIth respect to these proposed Or-
dinqnces:
Ordinance 2005-02: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,
AMENDING DIVISION 3 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD AMENDING SEC-
TION 2 153 MEMBERSHIP PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING A
SEVERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS.
Ordinance 2005-03: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
PAHOKEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING ARTICLE V BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS,
AMENDING DIVISION 4 COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, AMENDING SEC-
TION 2-159 MEMBERSHIP PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, PROVIDING A SEV-
ERABILITY CLAUSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE, AND ALL OTHER PURPOSES.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with re-
spect to any matter considered at such hearing, he will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal Is to be based.
Patricia McLean
City Clerk
77611 CGS 8/18/05



SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Foridda Statutes, the following
applications) for permit have been received for projects) in Glades County:
Chester Rust (Muse Farm) PO Box 2817, LaBelle, FL 33975, has submitted Appli-
cation 050629-11 for renewal of Water Use Permit 22-00264-W to irrigate 230
acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Sandstone Aq-
uifer and the project is located In Section 21, Township 44 South, Range 28
East
Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request
for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the
application y writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Envi-
Sronmental Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL
33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM
within 21 days from the date of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the
staff report must be request In order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing
regarding the proposed agency action by submtiting a written request there for
after reviewing the staff report.
77483 CGS 8/1405 '


HENDRY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
SUBMITTED BY: R. Scott Cooper DATE: 8/23/05
SUBJECT AREA: 221 Terminal Pay
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF PURPOSE: The proposed rule establishes the policy for
terminal pay.
CITATION OF LEGAL AUTHORITY: 1001.42, 1001,43, 1012.27, 1012.61 and
1012.65 ES.
CITATION OF SPECIFIC LEGAL REFERENCE: 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.27,1012.61
and 1012.65 ES.
FULL TEXT: A copy of the full text of the proposed rule may be obtained, without
cost, at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed rule established the policy forterminal pay.
STATEMENT OF REGULATORY COSTS: The proposed policy revision will create no
additional district economic impact in excess of $100.00 except for the costs of
printing and distributions.
LOCATION OF MEETING, TIME AND DATE: Hendry County School Board Meeting
Room, 25 E. Hickpockee Avenue, LaBelle, FL at 5:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter
as the matter may be heard on August 23, 2005.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information re-
garding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for
a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and date to be advertised in
the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this proposed rule is to re-
quest in writing, a hearing. The request shall be submitted to 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 rule. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affect-
ed persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under
consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records
submitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in
writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially no-
ticed and to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The
School Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: if you need an accommodation in order to participate in this process,
please notify Thomas W. Conner, the Superintendent of Schools at
(863) 674-4642 or at the Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle, Florida 33925 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
to 120.54(3)(e), F.S.
70554 CGS 8/4,11,18 CB 8/18/05


Little bugs with a big bite; those pesky mosquitoes


While sipping his coffee and
doing some work, Radford Uni-
versity biology professor Samuel
Zeakes asks some patrons at the
coffee shop if they know which
animal is responsible for the
deaths of between one and two
million people per year.
Responses include shark and
crocodile attacks, scorpion and
bee stings, spider bites, Mad Cow
Disease, snakebites, and, his
favorite, being eaten by a killer
whale.
"Of course none of these are
correct! The correct answer is
mosquitoes. Mosquitoes you say.
Yes. Mosquitoes," says Zeakes.
But only indirectly.
Indirectly, he says, because it's
not the mosquitoes that kill peo-
ple but the parasites they trans-
mit.
"Most people have heard of
West Nile Virus. They have also
heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting
malaria because it is not endemic
(normally present) in the United
States," says Zeakes. About 80
percent of malaria cases occur in
tropical Africa. Worldwide, the
malaria parasite is responsible for
approximately 1.3 million human
deaths per year and currently
ranks as the most deadly disease
in the world, he says.
Malaria is an infection of
human red blood cells caused by
a microscopic parasite transmit-
ted from person to person by the
bite of an infected mosquito.
"Only female mosquitoes
actually bite humans," says
Zeakes. "They are after the iron
from the hemoglobin in our red
blood cells, which they need to
manufacture mosquito eggs. The
mosquitoes become infected by
the malaria parasite when they
take a blood meal from an infect-'
ed human and then inject the
parasite into other humans when
they feed again. It's a vicious
cycle and results in much human
suffering."
Most Americans don't need to
worry about becoming infected
with malaria unless they are trav-
eling to areas where the disease
is endemic, says Zeakes. If this is
the case, he advises that you ask
your doctor for a prescription for
an anti-malarial drug, which may
help you avoid becoming infect-
ed.
In the United States, mosqui-
toes are more likely to transmit viral
encephalitis, such as West Nile
Virus. Besides protecting yourself,
it's important to protect your pets,
says Zeakes. Mosquitoes can trans-
mit heartworms to dogs.


"Most people have heard of West Nile Virus.
They have also heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting malaria
because it is not endemic (normally present) in

the United States."
Samuel Zeakes,
Radford University biology professor


Protecting yourself and others
starts at home, he says. "Do not
let water sit in unused containers,
such as flowerpots, cups, vases,
etc. Regularly clean birdbaths,
unclog gutters, and dispose of old
tires because these are places
where mosquitoes may breed. If
you have a pond, it can be treated
with a commercial product, a
bacterial larvicide that selectively
kills mosquito larva but will not
harm other species."
If you sleep with your win-
dows open, protect yourself from
being bitten by making sure your
windows are screened, says
Zeakes. If you go outdoors during
the times when mosquitoes feed,
wear light-colored clothing. A
light, cotton, long-sleeved turtle-
neck shirt is best. If it is too hot to
wear a long-sleeved shirt, apply
an insecticide, but be careful, he
says. Try to use a minimum of
spray on bare skin, especially
children's skin. It is better to mist
the spray onto your clothing,
avoiding bare skin where possi-
ble, and to protect eyes at all
times.
"Read directions very careful-
ly," Zeakes says. "An insecticide
improperly used could cause
more serious harm than the pests
you are trying to control."
Another harmful pest to look
out for is the tick. The most com-
mon tick-borne disease in the
United States is Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infec-
tion caused by Borrelia burgdor-
feri and is transmitted to humans
by tiny ticks commonly known as
Black-legged or Deer ticks
(Ixodes dammini). These ticks
can also transmit several other
parasitic diseases. Other ticks,
such as the Brown dog tick and
the Wood tick, may transmit
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
To protect yourself from ticks,
wear light-colored clothing when
hiking or camping or when visit-
ing potentially tick-infested areas.
Wear a hat. When you come
indoors it is important to check
for ticks, especially on children,
because some ticks, such as the
Deer tick, can be smaller than a
poppy seed. This makes them


hard to see. Ticks like to hide in
the folds of the ear, under
armpits, and especially in the hair
of the head, so search carefully,
says Zeakes.
"If you have applied a pesti-
cide to your clothes and skin, take
a shower as soon as you can to
help remove the pesticide," he
says. "Also be sure to wash. your
clothes, not only to remove the
pesticide, but also to kill ticks that
may be attached."
If you do discover a tick,


don't panic and tear it off. It is
important to follow the proper
procedure to safely remove it,
says Zeakes.
"Do not pull the tick off with
your fingers, as this may allow
tick mouth parts to remain in the
flesh, potentially resulting in an
infection," he said.
Also, pulling the tick off may
allow parasites, such as the bac-
terium that causes Lyme disease,
or the organism that causes
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, to
enter through a wound. Humans
have become infected with
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
when removing ticks from dogs.
Never use a match or lighter to
burn the tick when trying to
remove it, says Zeakes. Applying
petroleum jelly to remove the tick
does not work.
"The best way to remove the
tick is to use tweezers," he said.
"Carefully grasp the tick as close


to the embedded mouthparts as
you can. Turn the tick's body ver-
tical. (Its rear-end will be facing
up towards you). Increase pulling
pressure until the tick's mouth-
parts break loose from the skin.
Rinse the wound with peroxide."
For step-by-step instructions
on how to remove a tick, look on
line at http://kidshealth.org/par-
ent/infections/bacterial_viral/lym
e.html. After removing, place the
tick in rubbing alcohol to kill it.
"Keep the preserved tick, as it
may prove valuable in diagnosis if
the person from whom the tick
was removed gets sick," says
Zeakes.
Over the following days, mon-
itor the person from whom the
tick was removed, particularly
children, says Zeakes. The symp-
toms of Lyme disease are similar
to those experienced with the flu:
Headache, stiff neck, fever, mus-
cle aches and fatigue. The area of


the bite may develop a rash that
looks like a bull's eye on light skin
and like a bruise on darker skin.
This rash varies in size and devel-
ops in approximately 60 percent
of infected individuals. If symp-
toms appear, it is crucial to see a
doctor right away because Lyme
disease is treatable in. the early
stages, says Zeakes.
To learn more about Rocky
Mountain Spotted Fever visit:
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/
rmsf or http://www.astdhpphe.
org/infect/rms.html.
Just using common sense can
protect you from pests and the
diseases they transmit, says
Zeakes. Mosquitoes and ticks
thrive in warm, damp environ-
ments,,so this time of year is per-
fect for them. During these hot
summer days protect yourself,
your family, friends and pets from
these potentially disease-spread-
ing pests.


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