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Thursday, September I, 2005


Western Palm Beach County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1923


Vol. 79 No. 12


At a Glance

Election
office opens
Dr. Arthur W. Anderson is
proud to announce the open-
ing of the Belle Glade Super-
visor of Elections office. Staff
have begun-to serve voters,
located at the Government
Center, the hours of opera-
tion are Monday-Friday 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m.

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

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

Forty days
of focus
Pastor Alvin E. Nichols and
the congregation of Miracle..
Temple MinisLries will begin
the -40 Dayvs ol Purpose Cam-
paign on Sept. 24. Churches
around the world partnered
with Saddleback Church, Pas-
tor Ed by Rick Warren, have
joined .for this 40 days of
focus. During the 40 days
those participating will focus
on the biblical principles and
the five purposes we were
created and placed on this
earth to fulfill. Everyone is
invited to come and find the
answer to the age question
"What on earth am I here
for?" During previous Cam-
paigns untold thousands
have come to Christ, been
baptized, welcomed into
church membership, taught
the real meaning of worship
and fellowship, equipped for.
ministry, and then sent out
for their mission in the world.
Troubled marriages have
been healed, broken relation-
ships between church mem-
bers restored, and a new spir-
it of unity, vision, and purpose
swept through many congre-
gations. Miracle Temple is
located on State Road 715 in
Belle Glade, FL and those
interested in registering for
the Campaign should call
(561) 996-7653 or (561) 996-
8568. All are welcome.
See Glance -Page 10


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Index


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Opinion ...


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County urged to revisit court issue


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE "One more
time, we're being treated like
the red-headed stepchild,"
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser said
recently at the tri-cities meeting
held in his city. The comment
received an immediate reaction
in the visiting leaders from Belle
Glade and South Bay.
Mayor Sassser's comments
were directed at the county's
court system, and the possibili-
ty, he said, of the county re-


"It's, 'oh that's the Glades, they can't even spell
tree,' why are we going to spend any money on
landscaping?"
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser


arranging the working condi-
tions of the clerk of court to
accommodate a new judge.
Rather than entertaining the
notion of building a new court-


house, or at least the thought of
constructing a new addition to
the existing facility, he said, the
county will be content with any
recommendation they receive.


Hurricane Katrina: A no-show


INI, Jose Zaragoza
Though the hurricane went on to cause devastation in New Orleans, at least in the
Glades Hurricane Katrina failed to make an appearance. At the Pahokee Marina, prepa-
rations for the storm had been made in anticipation of it striking the area.


Rough winds seemed to be the only result of
da, bringing the sight of a few swaying trees.


In Pahokee, the
owner of this
home made
sure that the
house was well
protected in
the event the
hurricane had
hit.


"Apparently, they don't feel
we're important enough to
build us a new courthouse,"
Mayor Sasser said, while urging
his sister cities to action. Mayor
Sasser said he and Belle Glade
Mayor Steve, Wilson had dis-
cussed the issue prior to bring-
ing it up at the meeting, and
said each hoped to receive the
full support of the tri cities dele-
gation in addressing the matter
with the county.
Mayor. Sasser said he under-
stood the need for an additional


judge to help the current staff in
balancing the heavy workload
now being carried out, but said
that the plan calls for relocating
-the office of the clerk of court to
an adjacent office building,
inside of an auditorium a
blunt solution that won't cost
much. "My question is, would
they do that anyplace else?"
Sasser said the move repre-
sents simply the latest in a long
line of injustices in the Glades.
See County-Page 10


Waterboard




appointee




a priority


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE As planning
on the Regional Water Treat-
ment Plant continues, the
cities that make up the Glades
prepare to make an appoint-
ment to a board that will over-
see the progress of the future
plant.
For many years, the local
cities have had to cope with
water that is plagued by issues
unique to drawing water from
Lake Okeechobee. Issues fac-
ing the water include the
strange color of the water, the
smell and, most importantly,
the fact that in the past the


water has been tested to con-
tain high levels of Tri-
halomethanes.
The higher-than-normal
level of the cancer-causing
agents in the water has
prompted city and county offi-
cials to action in developing
plans for a regional treatment
plant, though the funding of
the treatment plant remains
up in the air. With so much
riding on the project, officials
agree that a local person
should serve on the board that
overseesit.
At the Aug. 22 tri cities
See Plant-Page 10


City finalizes



use of company



for clean up


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
PAHOKEE It signals the
last opportunity for home-
owners with overgrown and
littered property to comply
with code before the city of
Pahokee takes a more pro-
active stance in addressing
non-conformity.
Last week, the city com-
mission approved a resolution
that now gives the city the
power to allow a private land-
scaping company to come. in


to individual properties that
refuse to comply and clean up
for them. Property owners will
foot the bill for the services,
and are given a period of time
to pay before the city places a
lien on the property.
According to city officials,
the move serves as yet anoth-
er deterrent to unsightly prop-
erties in the city. With the
focus now being on attracting
tourists and more business to
See City-- Page 10


Officer tackles old issues


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
BELLE GLADE -When the
opportunity to work in the
Glades came to Linda Hamil-
ton, she jumped at the chance,
having been an active member
of the law enforcement com-
munity in other cities in Palm
Beach County. Ms. Hamilton
had worked in the coastal
communities and knew she
wanted to head to the Glades
in her next assignment.
She knew she would have
to re-accommodate herself in
a community that she had not
known before, but she looked
very much forward to it. Now,
she has a better understanding
of the Glades, serving'as the
community-policing sergeant
with the Palm Beach County
Sheriff's Office.
Sergeant Hamilton's new
role will see her facing head-
on the issues in the Glades that
plague or have plagued the
county residents who fall


under the sheriff's office juris-
diction. Ms. Hamilton says she
is prepared, ready and excited
about her new role.
Sergeant Hamilton is taking
over for Ray Alonzo, who
headed the community-polic-
ing unit before being promot-
ed to Lieutenant. Ms. Hamilton
will head the unit, which con-
sists of four other members,
Lucy Quinones, Thomas Pad-
gett, Gary Schettini and Jared
Padilla.
The goal of the unit is sim-
ple: To offer the community
the chance to take part in
addressing the issues they face
oh a daily basis. The. unit
focuses on several housing
developments located outside
Glades cities' jurisdictions.
They oversee the Okeechobee
Center area in Belle Glade as
well as four other areas in
Pahokee: Fremd Village, Pad-
gett Island, Sugar Cane Villas
and Dove Land.
"We're taking a very pro


active approach to getting to
the source of the problem,'
said Sergeant Hamilton. "We
want to know the history of the
program so we can try to come
up with some remedy."
Ms. Hamilton has been hard
at work since coming on board
in, late June. Her previous
experience with the sheriff's
office saw her working in the
training bureau, serving four
years as trainer and working
directly with deputies in teach-
ing defensive tactics and other
strategies.
' Of her new job, she said, "I
felt it was an opportunity to
work in an area I've never
been in. It's a fresh start and a
new beginning to establish
myself. I'm excited."
One of the initial obstacles
Sergeant Hamilton was faced
with was in communicating
with the diverse communities
in the Glades and coping with
See Officer -Page 10


INI/Jose Zaragoza
Captain cited for work

Calipto Gonzalez of the Pahokee Police Department was
honored by the Pahokee City Commission recently for
his service as interim chief. With the selection of a new
chief, Gonzalez is now detective.


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Obituaries


Valerie A. Coffey
Valerie A. Coffey, 83,; activist of
Moore Haven, Fla., formerly of
Miami, Fla., passed away peaceful-
ly in her home Tuesday morning.
Cherished, loved and survived by
her husband of 56 years, John B.
Coffey; sons, Christopher, Kendall,
Kevin; daughters-in-law, Adrianne,
Joni, Shelly and beloved grandchil-
dren Justin, Alexandra, Meredith,
Aidan, Aubrey, Alaine and grand-
daughter-in-law, Stephanie. We
love you and will miss you always.
your remembrance brings a
smile to sad tears.
Viewing was held Friday
evening, Aug. 26, with the funeral
on Saturday at Buxton Funeral
Home. In lieu of flowers please
send donations to the Moore
Haven Lions Club.
Juanita L. Varnadoe
Juanita Lovette-Lindsey Varna-
doe, 89, of Clewiston passed away
on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005 in her
home, where she lived for many
years. She was born in Colquitte
County, Georgia to Fent and Sue
Lovette. She came to Clewiston in.
1952 where she raised her three.
children, John M. Lindsey, Jr., Ver-
nelle Lindsey Davis, and Richard
"Bo" Lindsey.
She worked as a tour guide for


the sugar mill and then became a
homemaker. She enjoyed cooking
and spending time with her friends
and family, especially grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children;
Vernelle Davis, Bo and Jackie Lind-
sey, and three brothers; Howard
"Bud" Lovette, James Malone
Lovette, and Raymond G. Lovette.
Grandchildren are Jennifer D.
McGee, Luther "Clay" Davis, James
"Cliff" Davis; Laurie Lindsey, Dee
Dee Beck, Wayne Lindsey, Davis
Lindsey, Steve Lindsey, Marcie
Altizer, and Michelle Hackney. She
had 16 great grandchildren.
Her son John M. Lindsey pre-
ceded her in death. Elder, Gay, held
the service Aug. 26, 2005 at Akin -
Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.
Madeline Joyner Hooks
Madeline Joyner Hooks, passed
away Aug. 27, 2005. Madeline was
born in Millen, Georgia. She has
lived in Florida since 1957. She
experienced a lot of life's pleasure
and traveled to beautiful places
since her marriage to Rudolph
Hooks, Sr. in 1976. They attended
the Church of God in Belle Glade.
She is survived by her husband
Rudy, her three children Shirley
(Raymond) and Heath, Christie
(Roy) S. and Trevo, Hal (Linda)


Angela and Tara.
Rudy's children: Rudolph, Jr.,
Shirley (Barry) and Kelly Ann,
Donna (Larry), Justin Rudolph and
Carrie Willena. Three great-grand-
children, Ashely, Kayla and
Andrew. Two brothers Royce and
Jerald Joyner of Tennessee.
There will be a memorial serv-
ice at Glades Funeral Chapel in
Belle Glade.
Madeline will be laid to rest in
Georgia per her request and will be
greatly missed by all her loved ones
until together again in Glory.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel, Belle Glade.
Randy D. Johnson
Randy D. Johnson was born in
Pahokee but was a native of Belle
Glade, passed away Aug. 23, 2005
at Glades General Hospital.
Randy was born Oct. 21, 1966,
Randy and was preceded in death
by his mother, Betty S. Johnson.
Survivors include his father, Ralph
Johnson; brothers Terry Johnson,
of Belle Glade; Danny Johnson of
Jonesboro, Tennessee; grand-
mother, Nora Kirkland, of
Albertville, Alabama; cousin, Lee
Dupree, of Clewiston; and many
nieces and nephews, aunts,
uncles, cousins in Florida, Ten-
nessee, Alabama, and Texas.


Reinaldo Giniebra, Sr.
Reinaldo Giniebra, Sr, 76, of
Belle Glade. Mr. Giniebra was a
native of Camaguey, Cuba. He has
been a resident of Belle Glade for
35 years. His survivors include his
wife Marta; five sons Reinaldo
Giniebra Jr. of Belle Glade, Jorge
Giniebra of Belle Glade, Willie
Giniebra of Alabama, Luis Giniebra
of Belle Glade, Ricky Giniebra of
Lake Worth. Also, his 11 grandchil-
dren and nine great grandchildren.
His burial services were held at
Hilcrest Memorial Park in West
Palm Beach.
Pallbearers were all five sons
and grandsons. All arrangements
by Glades Funeral Chapel, Belle
Glade.
Martal Dela Fe
Mrs. Dela Fe was a native of
Camaguey, Cuba. She has been a
resident of Belle Glade since 1970.
Her survivors include her husband
Rafael Dela Fe, Sr., one son Rafael
Dela Fe, Jr. of Belle Glade. One
daughter Suhey Dela Fe of Belle
Glade. Also her two lovely grand-
daughters. Her burial services were.
held at Hilcrest Memorial Park in
West Palm Beach.
Pallbearers were all her broth-
ers and son-in-law.
All arrangements by Glades
Funeral Chapel.


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Submitted to INI/Verdell Bolden
Lonette Bolden and Rovone
Philip Smith.

Bolden and'

Smith wed
Lonette Bolden and Rovone
Philip Smith were united in mar-
riage Aug. 6, 2005 at St. John First
Missionary Baptist Church in Belle
Glade. The bride is the daughter of
Lonnie and Verdell Bolden of Belle
Glade. Rovone is the son of
Yvonne Carpon of Miami and
Philip Smith of the Bahamas.
The Reverend Michael Collier
of Belle Glade performed the cere-
mony. The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father Lonnie Bolden.
The bride, a graduate of Glades
Central Community High School,
the Unimersit, of Central Florida
- anda graduate student completing


her internship at Webster Universi-
ty in Orlando in the field of Mental
Health Counseling. She is the
Social Services Director for Avante
Nursing and Rehab Center in St.
Cloud, Florida. The groom, a grad-
uate of Turner Tech in Miami, the
University of Central Florida and
Webster University with a Masters
degree in Human Resource Man-
agement and Human Resource
Development. He is a Medication
Safety Coordinator at Florida Hos-
pital in Orlando, Florida.
Maid of honor Jennifer Bolden
of Orlando, Fla., bridesmaids; Feli-
cia Alexander-McGee of St. Cloud,
Fla., Paula Beards of Sarasota, Fla.,
Shena Buggs of Brunswick, Ga.,
Latoya Nelson of Casselberry, Fla.,
Cecilia Newman of Royal Palm,
Fla.
Best man Demico Ambriser of
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., groomsmen;
Kenol Augustin of Miami, Fla.,.
David Henderson of Belle Glade,
Guerson Louis OF Pensacola, Fla.,
Dennis Nelson of Casselberry, Fla.,
Gary Pericles of Winter Park, Fla.
FloWer girl, Marhfisha Smith of
Miami, Fla. Ushers, Odell Cain of
Eden, N.C., Willie Williams of
Winter Park, Fla.
Music was provided by Jameri-
can .Sounz of Kissimmee, Fla.
Soloist Mr. Kelvin Wright of Belle
Glade. Wedding Coordinator
Tonya L. Bolden of Tampa, Fla.
Floral arrangements/Church deco-
rations by Mrs. Doris Parker of
Pahokee, F)a., reception hall deco-
ration provided by T.A.M. of
Miami, Fla., the parents hosed a


reception at The Dolly Hand Cul-
tural Arts Center/catering by Cen-
tral Kitchen of Belle Glade.


The couple honeymooned in
Cancun, Mexico. They will reside
in Winter Springs, Fla.


Submitted to INI/John Hicks
Pet of the week winner
No matter the mood of his owners, "Pepper" always has
a friendly wag of the tail greeting for his owners, John
and Kathy Hicks, of Clewiston. Pepper really knows to
'shake things up in the Hicks' household and doesn't
believe there is such a thing as bad moods. Pepper is
this week's Pet of the Week winner and is entitled to a
day at the pet spa, sponsored by Belle Glade veterinari-
an, Doc Savvy. Doc Savvy's Animal Hospital can be
reached at (561) 996-5500. If you have interesting pic-
tures of your pets, send them to myoung@newszap.com
to be entered into the weekly contest.


Share Food Program comes to Pahokee


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PAHOKEE Call your sisters,
brothers, aunts, and uncles it's
not a secret. You are invited to
come out and celebrate a brand
new program that has arrived at
the Pahokee Beacon Center
called the Share Food Program.
This Program is where you can
save 50 percent on wholesome,
quality food. The Share Food Pro-
gram distributes a basic package
every month for $18.50. It consists
of frozen meats, fresh produce,
and grocery items. The Pahokee
Beacon has collaborated with this
company and will be a designated
site for the Pahokee area.
To introduce this program, the
Pahokee Beacon Center would
like to welcome all community
members, business, churches,
and anyone else that would like
to attend its first annual Share
Taste Testing Event at Pahokee
Elementary School cafeteria Sept.
1 at 5 p.m. Samples of Share Food
products will be on display for
you to see what you will be get-


ting for $18.50.
There will be samplings of the
different types of foods that Share
offered for the month of August.
The Beacon Center will be taking
orders that night, if you are inter-


ested in ordering anything. Pay-
ment is expected when you place
your order.
If you need additional informa-
tion please contact Anita Davis at
(561) 924-6544 at anytime.


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Floodwaters may bring health dangers; say experts


Recent rains and tropical
storms have left Florida water-
logged. Waterways are at capaci-
ty or flooding. All this water
brings with it increased health
risks.
One potential danger is from
the water itself. Floodwaters
may carry toxins washed from
roadways, fertilizers from yards
and bacteria from manure.
Flooding can also compromise
septic tank systems, increasing
the risk of overflows and the
spread of e coli bacteria. As
much as possible, stay out of the
floodwater. It is especially
important to keep children out
of the water.
Watch where you step and
where you go. Flooded areas
may increase the danger from
insects and snakes. Flooded


areas may see an increase in
mosquitoes, which breed in
stagnant water. Flooding can
also cause snakes to leave their
homes in search of higher
ground, increasing the risk they
will make contact with humans.
The following tips for flood
safety came from the National
Weather Service:
Get out of areas subject to
flooding. This includes dips, low
spots, etc.
Avoid already flooded
areas. Do not attempt to cross
flowing streams.
If driving, be aware that the
roadbed may not be intact under
floodwaters. Turn around and go
another way. NEVER drive
through flooded roadways.
Nearly half of all flood/flash
flood fatalities are auto-related.


If your vehicle stalls, leave it
immediately and seek higher
ground. Rising water may engulf
your vehicle and its occupants.
Remember, it's better to be wet
than dead!
Be especially cautious at
night when it's harder to recog-
nize flooding dangers.
Do not camp or park your
vehicle along streams during
threatening conditions.
Children should NEVER
play around high water or storm
drains. Do not let children play in
floodwaters. Floodwaters may
carry disease and toxins.
If fresh food has come in
contact with floodwaters, throw
it out.
Boil drinking water before
using. Wells should be pumped
out and the water tested for puri-


ty before drinking. If-in doubt,
call your local public health
authority.
Do not visit flood areas.
Your presence might hamper
rescue and other emergency
operations.
*' Electrical equipment
should be checked and dried
before being returned to service.
Use flashlights (not
lanterns, torches, or matches) to
examine buildings. Flammables
may be inside.
Report broken utility lines
to appropriate authorities.
FEMA offers additional flood-
ing information:
Freshwater floods account-
ed for more than half (59 pIer-
cent) of U.S. tropical cyclone
deaths over the past 30 years.
These floods are why 63 percent


of U.S. tropical cyclone deaths
during that period occurred in
inland counties.
Over the past 30 years, 78
percent of children killed by
tropical cyclones drowned in
freshwater floods.
One cubic yard of water
weighs 1,700 pounds. The aver-
age automobile weighs 3,400
pounds. Many automobiles will
float in just two feet of water.
The average person can be
swept off their feet in six inches
of moving water.
The average automobile
can be swept off the road in 12
inches of moving water.
The average automobile
can be swept off the road in 12
inches of moving water. At least
23 percent of U.S. tropical
cyclbne deaths occur to people


who drown in, or attempting to
abandon, their cars.
Rainfall is typically heavier
with slower moving storms..
Rainfall Rule of Thumb: To esti-
mate the total amount of rainfall
that can be expected from a
tropical system, divide 100 by
the forward speed of the storm
in miles per hour. Example
(100/Forward Speed = estimat-
ed inches of rain). Your local
NWS forecast office will have a
more accurate estimation
method to predict rainfall.
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
ered "healthy".



Yes, there really is a Santa Claus whose been there for you


CLEWISTON Twenty years
ago Santa came to town our
town of Clewiston and he
never left. These past years
Santa hasn't been on his sleigh,
but on a motorcycle. And on'
April 15 of this year an accident
involving his motorcycle and
another car almost caused him
to finally leave town for good.
Doctors predicted that he'
would be in the hospital 6-12
months, and said he would
never walk again. But his wish to
share in the Christmas spirit with
us as Santa has been granted.
Many of us have seen him
around town lately, in a wheel-
chair, with a walker, and now
sometimes driving his truck.
His recovery has been fantas-
tic, but there is still a long way to
go. His leg was terribly injured in
the accident, his elbow, shoul-
der, pelvis and two ribs were
injured. Santa spent 2-1/2
months in Lee Memorial Hospi-
tal, endured three major surger-
ies and is facing the possibility of
more surgeries. He is doing
remarkably well, is fun to talk
with and has a good sense of
humor. However, due to the
extent of his injuries it will take
time to fully recover.
Santamoved to Clewiston
from the Miami area 20 years


ago. He owned his own semi
and drove for 35 years, he's
worked for the city of Clewiston
and until his accident was
employed by J&J Ag. His doctors
said he would never work again
but J&J Ag values a good
employee and a good person
and is holding his job until he
can return to work.
He was married for 24 years
to Barbara and has two daugh-
ters and seven grandchildren,,
ages 16 to 23. As a couple he and
his wife were Santa and Mrs.
Claus. When she passed away in
March 2003 he knew he would
continue to be Santa.
It all started about 30 years
ago, partly as a dare and a joke.
His friend said a Santa was need-
ed for a party and suggested he
volunteer because he would
make a good Santa. His friend
rented a costume for one day,
but Santa kept it and wore it for
one week. He found he really
had a talent for it and really
enjoyed the experience.
Costumes came complete
with the long hair and long beard
until he finally grew his own to
keep the kids from pulling the
beard off. He's been Santa here
for years at parties given by the
police department, Elks Lodge,


VFW, and the prison in Belle
Glade to name only a few.
He's been Santa for many,
many private parties donating
his time. During the Christmas
season he has walked from one
end of town to the other end
handing out candy canes to local
businesses and everyone on the
street. He sees adults today that
he held on his knee, and then
held their children on his knee
and then held their grandchil-
dren on his knee. His daughters
knew they were special they
had Santa for a father.
He has a soft-heart, especially
as Santa. Kids and adults and
even animals know this. He has
spent many hours enjoying the
company of panthers, bears and
other animals tended by a
friend. And even his cat, while
he was in the hospital, missed
him so much he stopped eating.
Now that Santa's home the cat's
eating and getting healthy again.
If you ask people around
town if they know Kenneth Dale
they will probably say no, but if
you ask them if they know who
Santa is they'll say yes. Very few.
know that Ken is Santa. He's
Santa for the pure joy of it. and
not for the notoriety. Ken. is a
disabled veteran who served in
the Navy back in the mid 1950s.


His recovery from the April
accident is hard, not only physi-
cally and mentally, but financial-
ly. The bills from the hospital,
doctors and many, many pre-
scriptions are staggering and
these bills keep growing every
day. For about nine years, Ken
has volunteered his time as Santa
for the annual Children's Christ-
mas Party at the Veterans of For-
eign Wars here in Clewiston. The
officers and members of the
VFW are hoping to help him in
return. The VFW Post 4185 is
having a benefit to raise money
to help Santa pay some of his
medical expenses. The benefit
will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in
the hall at 501 S. Francisco St.
The cost is $6 for barbecue chick-
en, cole slaw, beans and roll.
Food will be served to go or eat
in starting at 11 a.m. Tickets can
be bought at the Post Monday -
Friday after 3 p.m. and Saturday
and Sunday after 1 p.m. Tickets
can also be bought at the hall on
the day of the benefit.
Please help,- you will enjoy
a great meal and will help Santa
during this recovery so he'll be.
back with us for many years
with children on his knee and
saying "Ho, Ho, Ho".


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YOU OWE US AN APOLOGY: I'm a citizen of Pahokee and I think
the Clewiston School Board and the Clewiston High School owes
the citizens of Pahokee an apology: They cut the lights off minutes
before the game. We understood that they lost the game, but don't
get angry and cut the lights off on the citizens. We have older citi-
zens in Pahokee that almost fell and hurt themselves. Some of the
little children could have fell and broke their necks. It was so dark,
they could barely see what was in front of them. They had to feel
their way to their car. This is very wrong and there's no words that
can express what Clewiston done to the citizens of Pahokee. Right
how, Clewiston needs to give the citizens of Pahokee an apology
and that's all I have to say.

WHO CARES ABOUT CLEWISTON?: I am a resident in South Bay
and I've noticed for a while now there's been a lot of news in our
Sun in reference to Clewiston news football games and just news
from Clewiston. My question is I would like to know why does The
Sun have so much stuff from Clewiston when I've never seen any-
thing in the Clewiston paper in reference to our town, so why do we
share our paper with them? If you could answer this, question, that
would be really great.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling. Once again, The Sun, Clewis-
ton News, and Glades County Democrat are essentially three
papers in one with four unique pages designed for each communi-
ty and the "common"pages designed for regional issues of interest.
[can assure you that you are not reading Clewiston news on any of
the unique pages for The Sun and vice a versa. Sports information
is part of the "common" pages. Our sports approach is for the
entire South Lake area and we offer coverage as well as invite sub-
missions from all of our communities. Yes, Clewiston football is
included in that, as well as Pahokee, Glades Central, Moore Haven,
and Glades Day. They are all in our regional coverage and thus are
included in our regional pages. Occasionally we have excess news
from one of the three communities and make the decision to run
that information within the regional pages to ensure that is provid-
ed to at least one of our areas of coverage. It is the same for page
five, which is termed "all cops page". We include all of the South'
Lake law enforcement news, sUbmissions, arrest reports, and
information on that one page. In short, common pages are read by
all three communities. Unique pages such as the one you are read-
ing now, are read only by the individual community. I will also
share your Speak Out call with the Clewiston readers.'

I HAVE SYMPATHY, BUT... I read the very nice article about the
medians in Pahokee and I'm about fed up with (people) making
heroes out of those who break the speed limit. I live very close to
where that accident happened. Those young men were driving 90
miles an hour, in darkness, going around other vehicles, putting
other people's lives in danger and yet, it's awful that they died. I hate
it, but making heroes out of them? I'm sorry, but that's just like mak-
.ing a hero out of Robert Love.

HERE'S TO HOPE AND A PRAYER: I'm calling about the all the
articles that were made against Robert Love. I just find it surprising
that people automatically assume that he lied. I know for a fact that
what he's saying about these three officers is true because two
weeks before it happened to Mr. Love, it happened to two of my
family members and they are going through the same.process that
Mr. Love is going through. I'm hoping and praying for the same
results.

DANGER IN SOUTH BAY: Ladies, beware in South Bay. We have
a peeping Tom that likes to peek into windows and watch you. Be
on guard. Next thing is, when is the South Bay Police Department
going to do anything about all of these young kids driving with false
Ids and no driver's license?

MEDIAN NOT THE ISSUE: I live on Bacom Point Road and am
calling in response to the median issue. If people would drive safely
there wouldn't be an issue. I think the city commission needs to
look at slowing down speed limits on Bacom Point Road much earli-
er than a block from downtown. Forty-five miles per hour is an
unsafe speed. I'm sorry that anybody was hurt or killed on that road,
but it's because people are driving too fast. And that's my opinion. I
don't see a problem with the median. I'm new to Pahokee and the
first time we drove into town, the palm trees and medians were
there and they were very quaint looking.
Editor's note: Thanks for calling and welcome to Pahokee. This
caller left his name, but as a new caller should be aware that
Speak Out does not identify callers.

A SAVING MESSAGE: This is a message that people that go to
church need to get. Everybody that goes to church, isn't saved.
When you are saved, you don't go from church to the bar. You don't
do the things that you do that save people. It's like being pregnant.
You're either pregnant or you're not. You're either saved or you're
pot. People that go to church one time and say that you're saved,
clear your mind because just because you go to church, don't mean
that you're saved. You have to live and walk the life of Christ to be
saved.






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Community Profile: Leroy Foster


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza

Q: What is your name?
A: Leroy Foster, Jr.

Q: Where were you born?
A: Vero Beach, Florida. I had
taken time off from football, I
was an assistant at William T.
Dwyer and I had taken some
time off for the birth of my son.
Coach Ford had run into me at
Palm Beach Lakes and he asked
me if I was thinking of getting
back into it, maybe I should
apply at Pahokee. I had always
been familiar with Pahokee
because my roommate was
from Pahokee. He played here
and was on the state team in 89.
I had come by a couple of times
for a visit. I applied and luckily
was given the opportunity to
coach in such a great place.
(Q: How have you .liked it?)
It's had its times. It's been rough
but the end result is always the
success of the kids. When
they're happy, I'm happy. It's
been a lot of give and take, more
taking, but overall it's been pret-
ty good.

Q: What do you do?
A: I teach Special Ed at Paho-
kee Middle/Senior High School.
Right now I'm doing a teacher in
assignment, which is a program
that you do while you're trying
to get your assistant principal-
ship.

Q: Why?
A: To see some type of
growth or some type of support
or something positive in these
kids. The teaching aspect has
been good but I have to be hon-
est and I would say the football,
and seeing the success in these
athletes and molding them into
student athletes. Not everybody
is going to be an Anquan Boldin
or an Antoine Smith and play in
the.pros or what have you, but I
want these guys to be successful
and have the opportunity to go
somewhere and see the world.
(Q: If you weren't teaching,
what would you be doing?) I'd
probably be trying to coach in
the college level. If I wasn't
coaching at all, I don't know,
probably a banker or something.
You know, with money.

Q: Can you describe yourself?
A: Very energetic, high-
strung. Straightforward.
Tremendously straightforward


Leroy rosier, ,r.
and I like to get things done.
Also, I have a fun streak in me. I
really can be fun, although they
don't see it a lot, I'm a fun-loving
guy. I am a father. I love my chil-
dren, I love my wife and they
love me. I thank God for them
because they put up with a lot of
stuff because I take a lot of this
baggage home and shell it out
on'them. It's not fair to them,
but, you know, it comes with the
territory.

Q: What scares you?
A: Not being successful and
having the fear of failing these
kids. Not giving my all, although
I. know I'm giving my all, but
having something happen
where something doesn't go
right for one of these kids, it
affects me. I feel as though I've
let them down if a kid didn't go
to his ideal school. I do whatever
I can to get him there and it still
doesn't work. I feel like I' might
have let him down, I might have
missed something. I might have
done something different,
maybe we would have gotten it.
Sometimes, it's just not going to
happen, it's just not in the cards.
I still feel that way because I
want these kids to set goals and
reap the goals.
(Q: So your involvement goes
beyond just coaching?) I have
.them at my house. My wife
cooks for them. They know my
kids. They're like big brothers to
my little two boys. It's much
more than football. I'm their big
brother-slash-mentor, although
a lot of the people in the com-
munity don't like that because
I'm not from here. They don't
want any interaction. There's no
support with a lot of them.
There's a lot of community
members that support, me, but
it's an overwhelming number
that don't support me. They


want me to fail. They don't want
me to be successful.
(Q: Why do you think that
is?) I don't know. I mean they
don't like change because it's a
small town and I'm from a small
town and I know that in Vero
Beach, they don't like change in
Vero as well. They don't like
change, they don't like anything
new and I'm not from here, I'm
not a hometown boy so ... I
don't know.
(Q: Are you slowly changing
that perception?) I don't think
so. I don't think so. My require-
ments to come in here, what
they said they wanted from me,
they wanted discipline. You
know my team is one of the
most disciplined teams in the
county. They wanted academic
success. We graduated maybe
15 go to major universities. The
ultimate thing, and I don't
understand what the problem is,
they wanted more wins. In three
years, I can't give them any more
wins. I'm 37 and five. I have the
best record in the county, with
two state championships. You
still don't have people satisfied.
I had to win them over. Hon-
estly, I've stopped trying
because I'm here for the kids. As
long as my kids are satisfied,
that's all I'm worried about.

Q: What is your favorite
song?
A: I guess it would have to be,
"I'm a Survivor," by Destiny's
Child. Because no matter what
people throw at me, I'm going to
bounce back, it might take a day,
it might take a week, but I'm
going to be standing on my feet.
No matter how hard they try to
put me down, try to weigh me
down, try to destroy what I've
tried to build.
(Q: What is the sharpest criti-
cism you've heard?) That I don't
care about these kids. All the
other things just roll off my back
but that seems to bother me. I
go out of my way to ensure that
they're safe, on the field and off
the field. You know, making sure
they have food, money, clothes,
things like that. But it's not about
me, it's about the success of the
kids. I don't want to pat myself
on the back, I don't need praise,
the record speaks for itself. My
boys' -success speaks for itself.
You don't see me with any state
rings on because I'm not flashy.
My claim to fame is that I
have three boys in Wake Forest,


which is one of the elite aca-
demic schools in America. There
are three kids, residents of Paho-
kee, on that roster. Nobody in
this county, yeah they've got one
or two here, but I've got three at
one time at a place where
they said learning was not possi-
ble.

Q: What irks you?
A: The fact that some of the
community members would not
support the kids just for the
mere fact that they don't like me.
It shouldn't be about me. These
are their kids that are trying to
do something for their town.
(Q: What can you -say about
the people who have supported
you?) They have been phenom-
enal. The chamber members,
we have various parents that
have always been positive,
knowing that I'm trying to do the
best for their children. That
makes you feel good, but then
the overwhelming number of
things that happen with the peo-
ple that don't want you out
there, don't want you to be suc-
cessful, that kind of dampers all
your happiness.
You see me walk around with
a stone face, it's because some-
thing always pops up, whether
it's football-related, school-relat-
ed, personal life, something's
always popping up, I have to
focus on what's at hand.
(Q: If the criticisms continue,
do you still see yourself here
years from now?) I'm not going
to put a time limit on it because I
really couldn't tell you. Right
now, I'm here and I'm just tak-
ing it one day at a time as it
comes. (Q: Has the thought of
leaving crossed your mind?)
Once or twice, but that was in-
my earlier years. I'm committed
to the success of these boys.

Q: What memory do you
hold dear to you?
A: The most memorable
memory I have is seeing my
father at graduation, from col-
lege, when he hadn't really been
in my life. We had problems
with our family. My father and
mother separated. That would
be the most proud moment,
having him to share experiences
with me now.
I played football, I won a
bunch of awards in Vero and
UCF and the fact that he was
able to share stuff with me in my
adulthood, it meant a lot to me.


Sound Off Extra


DON'T HANG UP ON ME: I'm a concerned citizen. It's a good
thing featuring different people in our community in the community
profile. But I do want to say that the people that work at city hall in
South Bay are public servants. They should always be courteous to
all the residents. City manager, how many calls or complaints is it
going to take against Mr. Richard Harris, to move you. Commission-
ers, South Bay does not need a Belle Glade resident conducting city
business in an inappropriate manner. I don't know how many peo-
ple around town that this man hangs the phone up on. It's time to
wake up, citizens. Do we want somebody like this at our city hall
representing us? No.

NO MORE UNIFORMS: This is a student of Belle Glade. I would
just like to respond about the uniforms in public school, I go to a pri-
vate school. But these uniforms are ridiculous. Why do we have to
wear belts with our pants? Why do we always have to wear kaki
pants? Why can't we just wear jeans sometimes? Give us a break.


Pet Corner


Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My elderly
grandmother has been having
signs of Alzheimer's Disease for
the last six months or so. Can
-having a pet help her in anyway?
Thank you, Joanna in Belle
Glade.
A: Hello Joanna. I'm very
sorry to hear about your grand-
mother. Alzheimer's is a very dif-
ficult disease to understand. I
had a bit of experience a few
years ago bringing pets to visit
the elderly at a home and yes, it
did make a difference. I noticed
smiles on faces! Almost every-
one I visited loved stroking and
loving on a pet. The visits trig-
gered jolts of memory for many.
Some of the memories were sto-
ries about a dog they had as a
child, or some sweet thought
about a happy time. I didn't real-
ly see that it brought present
thought into action, but the visit
made everyone feel good. So yes
Joanna, I think it is a very posi-
tive thing. Although it may not
stop the process of the disease, it
certainly does bring in a little bit
of love. And who couldn't bene-
fit from that? Thanks Joanna,
that was a wonderful question.
Best Wishes, Doc Savvy.
Q: Dear Doc Savvy. My six-
.year-old son Bobby is fascinated
with snakes. Is it a good idea to
get him one as a pet? Thanks
Doc, Ray in Royal Palm Beach.
A: Hey Ray! Well, it may be an
educational and fun thing to do,
as long as you don't mind doing
a little research first. Keep in
mind that you will be the one to


do all the cage cleaning and care
giving. Although your son may
be very responsible, it usually
doesn't work well if a young
child is in charge of a pet's care.
Make sure you do a little investi-
gating as to which type of snake
is right for you. I recommend a
snake, which will not get too big.
Also know that there is a bit of
investment for it's tank, equip-
ment, and veterinary care. Most
likely you will have to feed your
snake either live or freshly frozen
mice, so make sure you are okay
with that. Snakes almost always
bite expect it. It's just simply
their nature. Hope that helps
Ray, Doc Savvy.

E-mail your pet questions to
Docsavvy@aol.com and check
out your answers weekly in The
Pet Corner. Be sure to tune into
The Savvy Vet Show each and
every Thursday on 93.5 FM The
Big Dawg.


Do you know that Glades Central has uniforms now? I'm not com-
plaining because I don't go there. I can understand us going to a pri-
vate school, but a public school? Why do we have to wear a shirt
with a collar? Why can't we just wear a shirt without a collar? Why
do we have to wear shirts with little symbols where other schools
are jumping on us going ha, ha, ha, look at those symbols. That's
not nice.



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Commercial motor vehicle checks


On Sept. 7, the Glades County
Sh1 iriff Office along with he Flori-
da Department of Transporta-
tion, will be conducting check-
points throughout Glades
County, due to numerous com-
plaints of commercial motor


vehicles which are speeding,
traveling through the county
with uncovered loads and
unsafe equipment, the Glades
County Sheriff's Office will be
out in force on this day.
Please be alert while traveling


on Sept. 7, and slow down any-
time you see a Law Enforcement
Officer conducting a traffic stop.
The Sheriffs Office in a continu-
ing effort to enforce the traffic
laws of the State of Florida will
be conducting these types of


checkpoints on a more regular
basis. As always, Sheriff Whid-
don's goal at the Glades County
Sheriff's Office is to keep all
roadways safe for the citizens
and the motoring public in our
county.


Arrest Reports


Editor's note: The following
persons listed in the arrest reports
do not indicate guilt. Any person
!sted may contact the newspaper
upon final disposition of their
case.
Glades County

Aug 13
Preston Wooten, 42, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Pepitone on the charge of trespass-
ing. He was later released with
three months probation.
Linda Wooten, 36, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for failure to pay fines. She was
later released with 60 days proba-
tion.
Aug 14
Julius Wright, 22, of Ortona was
arrested by Deputy Jason Griner on
the charge of NVDL and an active
Lee County warrants. He remains
in custody with bond set at $2,760.
Aug 15
Jose Oritz, 33, of Okeechobee
was arrested by Detective Richard
Jones on the charge of battery
(domestic violence). He was later
ROR'ed.
Lenton Bloodsaw, 28, of Moore
Haven was arrested by Detective
Richard Jones on the charge of Bat-
tery and Robbery. He remains in
custody with bond set at $50,000.
Aug 16
Steven Pickett, 19, of Muse was
arrested by Captain Daryl Lewis on
the charges of failure to register
motor vehicle and DWLS. He was
later ROR'ed.
Jose Puente, 25, of Okeechobee
was arrested by SPD officer Vanes-
sia Koloske on the charge of bat-
tery (domestic violence). He
remains in custody with bond set
at $10,000.
Davey Snow, 23, of Okee-
chobee was arrested by Detective
Steve Harris on the charge of.,
DWLS (habitqaopffende.r). He was:
released on a $5,000 surety boid.
James White, 19, of LaBelle
was arrested by Deputy Leslie Fuce
on an active Hendry County war-
rant. He remains in custody with


no privilege of bond.
Aug 17
Steven Pickett, 19, of Muse was
arrested by Sheriff Stuart Whiddon
on the charges of Burglary, Resist-
ing officer with violence and petit
theft. He remains in custody with
bond set at $40,000.
Clarence Lindsey, 52, of LaBelle
was arrested by Deputy Tito Nieves
on an active warrant for Lewd om
Lascivious Molestation. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $40,000.
Raphael Livingwood, 30, of
Palmdale was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
without privilege of bond.
Aug 18
Joseph Miller, 21, of Buckhead
Ridge was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He was later released on a
$435 cash bond.
Leonard Wisniewski, 23, of Illi-
nois was arrested by Dectective
Ramondy Van Houten on the
charges of Lewd Lascivious
Molestation on victim less that 12
years of age, Lewd Lascivious
Molestation on victim 12 to 16
years of age and two counts of
aggravated child abuse. He
remains in custody with bond set
at $250.000.
Weldon Bean,,22, of Ft. Myers
was arrested by Deputy. Jason
Griner on an active warrant for
FTA. He was later ROR'ed.
Aug 19
Beverly Robinson, 47, of Apop-
ka was arrested by Deputy Don
Crosswell on an active warrant for
FTA and active warrant for VOP.
She remains in custody with no
privilege of bond.
Aug.22
Timothy Jackson, 37, of Ft.
Myers, was arrested by FWC Offi-
cer Brown on an active Lee County
warrant. He remains in. custody
with no privilege of bond.
Marilyn Parker, 34, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Tito Nieves on the charge of viola-
tion of injunction. She was later
ROR'ed.


Aug. 23
Lauren Jason Hil, 26, of Okee-
chobee, was arrested by Deputy
Jason Griner on an active warrant
for VOP. He remains in custody
with no privilege of bond.
Aug. 24
Anthony Downing, 18, of
Moore Haven, was arrested by
.Deputy Bryan Endele on the
charge of Possession of Marijuana
under 20 grams. He was later
released on $750.
Francisco Garcia, 20, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Sgt. Mike
Peitone on the charge of DWLS. He
was later released on a $750 cash
bond.
Aug.25
Terrell Lewis, 41, of Moore
Haven, was arrested by Deputy
Holly Rarnsey on an active Putnam
County Warrant. He remains in
custodywith no privilege of bond.
Belle Glade
police department

Aug.8
Tiffany Nicole Green, 20, crimi-
nal mischief, battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting arrest
withviolence.
Juvenile, 16, burglary
Michael Diaz, 20, Failure to
appear warrant/arraignment/driv-
ing while license suspended.
Aug. 9
Jeomanon Folmar, 18, Con-
tempt of court warrant.
Louise Hill, 19, burglary, resist-
ing officer without violence.
Juvenile, 16, Burglary, resisting
arrest without violence.
Kizzie Ward, 22, failure to
appear-warrant/driving while
license suspended.
Aug. 10
Juvenile, 14, failure to appear
warrant/petit theft, burglary vehi-
cle, petit theft.
Juvenile, 14, Burglary vehicle,
petit theft
Aug.12
Kenji Simeton, 35, Battery on a


pregnant person.
Gerald Kielman, 32, Failure to
appear-warrant driving while
license suspended.
Aug. 13
Antoin Lawrence, 19, Resisting
officer without violence.
Nathaniel Gilmore, 33, Assault
on a Law enforcement officer,
resisting arrest without violence.
Aug. 14
Antowan Cain, 26, retail theft
Ronnie Brown, 25, resisting offi-
cer without violence.
Alvis Demezier, 25, Affrax,
resisting arrest without violence.
Bryant D. Cooper, 21, resisting
officer without violence.
Demetrus Gibson, 21, resisting
officer without violence.
Juvenile, 15, contempt of court
warrant/domestic violence.
Aug. 15
Odensa Earl Sider, 33, battery
Aug.17
Edward Collins, 43, Contempt
of Court warrant.
Aug. 18
Kenneth Hammond, 21, War-
rant/resisting officer without vio-
lence.
Jaime Rivera, 28, failure to
appear warrant/attached tag not
assigned.
Fernando Marshall, 24, Driving
while license suspended or
revoked-habitual.
Aug. 19
Estime Paul, Jr., 21, Failure to
appear warrant/retail theft.
Stephen Holley, 43, driving
while license suspended or
revoked-habitual/resisting arrest
with violence.
Freddy Davis, 37, battery
Aug. 20
Arnold D. Buchanan, 39, viola-
tion of obt warrant.
Eddie Dean Anderson, 27,
assault
Aug.21
Juvenile, 10, retail theft


Sheriff's office arrest notices


Editor's note: The following
arrests individuals listed in the
arrest notices are not an indica-
tion of guilt: Any persons listed in
the reports may contact the
newspaper upon final disposi-
tion of their case.
Hendry County
LABELLE Hendry County
Sheriff's deputies conducted an
investigation of stolen property at
the LaBelle Motel Aug. 20. The sus-
pect, Michael N. Harmeyer, age 46,
was a resident at the motel and in
possession of several pawn tickets.
Hameyer told deputies he had
stolen items from the motel and
pawned them at Capital Pawn in
LaBelle. The items stolen from the
motel and pawned were an RCA
TV; a Sharp TV, a Troy-bilt blower, a
weed eater, and two vacuum
cleaners. Stolen items were valued
at over $1,000.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said
deputies also searched Harmeyers
room and located drug parapher-
nalia commonly used for smoking
crack cocaine. Harmeyer was
arrested and charged with Grand
Theft, dealing with stolen property,
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
LABELLE On Aug. 21, at
approximately 1:45 a.m. the
Hendry County Sheriff's Office
received a report of shots fired at
the vicinity of Shawanee Avenue,
LaBelle. Deputies obtained a
description of a vehicle suspected
of being involved, and conducted
a traffic stop on Palm Drive near
Thigpen Road. The vehicle con-


trained seven Hispanic males.
H.C.S.O. Investigations responded
to the scene and a search of the
vehicle was conducted. A loaded
sawed off shotgun, a full size shot-
gun, and a loaded .38 caliber
handgun with one spent round
was discovered in the vehicle.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said all
seven occupants were arrested
and charged with possession of a
short barrel shotgun and carrying
a concealed firearm. Arrested was
Enrique Moreno, 22, Armando
Ramirez, 19 Ruben Castillo, 25,
Obed Martinez, 21, and Arnulfo
Jimenez, 24. Two juveniles were
also arrested and turned over to
the Division of Juvenile Justice.
LABELLE Sheriff Ronnie
Lee announces that on Aug. 19,
the Hendry County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Division
received information that a 24-
year-old male picked up a 14-year-
old female at a bus stop in the
Nobles Road area of LaBelle, then
transported her to Lee County
where they allegedly had sexual
intercourse.
An investigation revealed that
the 24-year-old male was Enrique
Casiano Zuniga who resides at
1024 Mohawk Avenue, LaBelle,
Florida. The Hendry County Sher-
iff's Office Investigators charged
Zuniga with Interference of Child
Custody, which is a third degree
felony, with other charges pend-
ing.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office
was notified and Zuniga was later
charged with False Imprisonment
and Sexual Battery.


CLEWISTON The Hendfy
County Sheriff's Office Criminal
Investigations Division arrest
Thomas Fralix age 44, address
3197 North West 20th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida.
Sheriff Ronnie Lee said infor-
mation was received that some-
one was trying to sell railroad
crossties that were owned by the
U.S. Sugar Corporation. Sheriff's
Investigators initiated an under-
cover operation and set up a deal
to purchase several crossties. On
Aug. 27 the Undercover Investiga-
tor met with Fralix at a location
where U.S. Sugar Corporation
store their crossties. Fralix showed
the Undercover Investigator the
crossties and offered them for sale.
Once the transaction was com-
pleted, other Sheriff's Investiga-
tors, who were monitoring the
conversation, moved in and arrest-
ed Fralix. Fralix was charged with
Dealing in Stolen Property and
placed in the Hendry County Jail.
Glades County
MOORE HAVEN Sheriff
Stuart Whiddon announces that
on Aug. 18, 23-year-old, white
male, Leonard Wisniewski of
Moore Haven was arrested for
Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
Investigation, of the Glades
County Sheriffs Office were tipped
off by a concerned citizen that
there was possible inappropriate
behavior occurring in the house-
hold of Wisniewski.
After investigating the allega-
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Mr. Wisniewski, who confessed to
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Mr. Wisniewski was booked
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One count of Lewd and Lascivi-
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the age of 12, a first degree felony;
one count of Lewd and Lascivious
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age of 16, a second degree felony;
two counts of aggravated child
abuse, first degree felony. His bond
was set at $250,000.

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers of Palm Beach
County is seeking public assistance
in locating the whereabouts of
Allen J. Andrews. Andrews was
born July 16,
1982 and is
described as a
black male with
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Spotlight on Education


fy Kay Zaccagnino
'rea West Volunteer Coordinator
'aim Beach County
School Board
I had the opportunity to attend a
iaseeting at the Pahokee Beacon
enter this past week. I must say I
as duly impressed by the variety
f educational and recreational
opportunities they offer to the com-
nunity. There was one particular
.vent, which I'm sharing with you,
lear reader, that I would urge you
o attend.
On Thursday, Sept. 1, at 5 p.m.,
t Pahokee Elementary School
afeteria, the Pahokee Beacon
enter will be holding their First
annual SHARE Food Taste Testing
Ivent. Now, if you haven't heard of
he SHARE program, this would be
he absolute perfect time to attend
his event. The sampling menu is
as follows:
Carriage House Chicken Breast
Bites
Splite Chicken Breast
Deli Sliced Steak Patties
Fully Cooked Swedish Meat-
balls
Smoked Sausage Links
White Rice
Yellow Rice
Tossed Salad
Drinks
The event is free to all who
attend the menu is only a sam-
pling of the foods available to the
SHARE program. To find out more
about SHARE, contact Anita Davis
at (561) 924-6544, or attend the
tasting event Thursday, Sept. 1.
Also, find out more about the
Pahokee Beacon Center located at
the Pahokee Elementary School
Campus. They do some amazing
things for the Pahokee community.
Not to be one to leave anyone
out, there's also a Belle Glade Bea-
con Center. I promise I'll find out
about them next week, and print


the contact information for the citi-
zens of Belle Glade!
Moving on, it's been a busy
week, and I wanted to fill you in on
another resource for parents. Fami-
ly First is a wonderful service for
parents. If you haven't used them
or heard of them, then let me
praise them a little for all their hard
work.
Teketa and Luna work extreme-
ly hard in our community to bring
as many resources to our Title 1
community as humanly possible.
But what you' may not know, is
that, as parents, we can use the
resources at the Family First center.
I have to put in a plug for them,
though. They do have needs. As
any federally funded program, they
only have so much money to oper-
ate, so use what they have sparing-
ly, or if you are able, ask what you
can do to help.
Last week, I wrote about busi-
ness partners. Family First needs
business partners as much as any
school or classroom. They have a
need for copy paper, laminating
supplies, construction paper, glue,
scissors, crayons and other sup-
plies that families can use when
visiting the center. Don't get me
wrong, this isn't a plea for Family
First, this is just me noticing a need
and asking the community to pitch
in. Family First is located at the
West Area School District of Palm
Beach County compound, 1901
NW 16th Street, Belle Glade. Ask
for Teketa Brown or Luna. Either
one will be happy to assist you or
talk about Family First and the serv-
ices they .offer to the community.
I'll close this week by saying
that we were blessed in being
spared the full wrath of Katrina, but
keep the people who weren't in
your prayers. Please give generous-
ly when asked to help those less
fortunate. Have a good week. God.
bless us.


Sun School Briefs


Labor Day back
to school jam
Labor Day back to school jam at
Hand's Park (across from Covenant
Village and Lake Shore Middle
School in Belle Glade, Monday
Sept.5. Free food, give-a-ways, live
performances, the 1st Labor Day
Basketball Tournament, and fun
and games for the kids. Come on
out from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and have
Fun. Sponsored by Big Wee (561)
996-5881, 261-8448, Mr. Finney
(Custom. T-shirts) 996-6736 and
Weed & Seed Program of B.C.
Police Dept. 996-4220.
Applications for free
or reduced price meals
Family Applications for Free and
Reduced Price Meals may be sub-
mitted at any time throughout the
school year. The previously men-
tioned deadline of July 15 was
given to ensure the applications
would be processed by the first day
of school. Applications are
processed on a first come, first
served basis, and notification of
benefits will be mailed home.
To request an additional appli-
cation, please call (888) 383-2025.
Parents may also pick up an appli-
cation in English, Spanish, Por-
tuguese, or Creole at any Palm
Beach County School.
Free charter school
Lakeside Academy, a free Kg-6
elementary charter school, is regis-
:ering now for 2005-2006. For infor-
.nation, please call Ms. Mary
Rainey at (561) 993-5000, or pick
ip registration forms at 710 S. Main
street, in Belle Glade.
Children of promise
Christians reaching out to socie-
y introduces their new C.O.P. pro-
gram, Children of Promise, to pro-
Aide mentors for children having a
aren'tt in the prison system. Both
childrenn and mentors are needed


for the program. Please call Lee
Washington to refer a child needing
a mentor or a volunteer to be a
mentor at (561) 602-6146 (Glades
area). Background screening and
training are required.
PEPPI accepting
applications
PEPPI Head Start is now accept-
ing applications for three- and four-
year-olds for free/full day childcare.
PEPPI is located at 301 Southwest
8th St. in Belle Glade. For more
information, please call 996-1718.
New Hope Charities
New Hope Charities is now
accepting applications for their
Summer Camp Program for youth
ages 10-17. Camp runs from June
6-Aug. 5. Registration cost is $1 per
camper. Stop by to pick up your
application at 7450 State Rd. 15,
Pahokee. For further information,
call (561) 924-7986.
Childcare program
New Hope Charities After
School Program is now open until
6 p.m. to better serve the commu-
nity. The program serves children
aged 10-18 and space is still avail-
able. Call for more information or
stop in to pick up an application.
Location: 7450 State Road 15,
Pahokee (behind RCMA). Tele-
phone: (561) 924-7947.
FCAT tutoring
The Urban League is hosting a
Weekend Warriors program at the
Weed and Seed Building, 224
Southwest 5th Street in Belle Glade.
The tutoring program pays special
attention, to preparing students for
the FCAT test and will be held Sat-
urdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ele-
mentary and middle school stu-
dents are invited to participate. The
Weed and Seed Program also
offers parenting classes and a youth
mentoring program. For more
information, please contact Car-
leen Downing, 996-4220.


School Happenings


Glades Day School
Things are really moving
along on the campus of Glades
Day School. The new school
year has brought new buildings,
new teachers and plans for new
athletic fields. The addition of
two new classrooms that adjoin
to the two existing academy
classrooms is near completion.
There is grass growing on the
land that was purchased to
expand and improve our athletic
fields, and hopefully games will
be played on it this year.
New teachers are lining the
halls in the elementary and high
school. Narissa Jackson joined
the staff and is teaching the fifth
grade and Jenny White is the
new elementary reading
teacher. Vicky Markham, Bobbie
Matos, Milly Perez, and Shelia
Sanchez have all joined the team
as teaching assistants. Bobbi
Lou Christmas, Mike Miller, Sil-
via Permenter, Catherine Riccio,
Steve Sacco, Wayne Sewell are
new members of high school
teaching staff.
The elementary students
began the school year with a
new beginning to the school
day. Every morning right after
the bell, the students are treated
to "Drop everything and read"
time. The students are enjoying
their reading time and seeing the
results of their efforts through
the Reading Counts testing pro-
gram. The high school English
department is also holding stu-
dents accountable for their sum-
mer reading through the J- H and
high school Reading Counts pro-
gram. Naomi Kunde is leading
the English teachers in this effort
to use this valuable tool in
encouraging students to read.
The volleyball coaches and
parents hosted a spaghetti din-
ner before the Aug. 19 football
Fall Classic against John Carroll.
The fundraiser was a great suc-
cess and most of the volleyball
players enjoyed working the
event.
The elementary began their
Student Council elections with
the sixth grade candidates deco-
rating the halls with campaign
signs Aug. 22. Each candidate
introduced themselves to the
student body during the next
Wednesday morning assembly
and the vote was taken Aug. 31.
Each one is excited to serve in
the student government. School_
activities were disrupted by trop-
ical, storm Katrina last Thursday
and Friday. All sports activities
had to be postponed or can-
celled, and the Friday closing
gave the students and staff a
long week end. The junior class
will begin their magazine sales
Sept. 7, so the eager salesmen
will soon be visiting friends,
family and businesses in hopes
of raising big money to build a
wonderful, memorable Prom in
the spring. The first grades of the
year will be tabulated and ready
to send Sept. 9. Good luck to all
the students for a successful year
of learning.

Canal Point
Elementary
Canal Point Elementary
School will be hosting an Open
House, Wednesday, Sept. 7,
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Parents are
invited to come visit their stu-
dent's classroom and learn
about the exciting curriculum
that is planned for this year!
Door prizes will be awarded!
Golden Grove Elementary
School has again donated over
500 books to our school! Read-
ing is a focus at our school and
new books make it exciting!
Thank you, Golden Grove! The
student's in PRE-K are busy
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Gove Elementary
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Cat Talk
A Sweet Assembly
A candy sale kick-off program
was held Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the
school cafeteria. Gove Elemen-
tary students will soon be
knocking at your doors asking
for your support in this annual
fundraising event. During the
assembly, the students received
valuable tips on how to get fami-
ly anid friends to buy candy and
other items. Prizes will be
awarded to those students sell-
ing a specified number of items
and a special celebration will be
held in December to reward the
"top sellers". The money raised
from this fundraiser will be used
to fund special programs and
events for the students. We hope
we can count on your support!
Family Center Update
Once again, the Family Center
is asking for your support in col-
lecting and donating the follow-
ing items: Campbell's soup
labels, BoxTop for Education
labels, old cell-phones, and
empty ink cartridges. These
items are redeemed for supplies
for students and family pro-
grams. The center is also asking
for donations of old uniforms -
these are much needed by many
of our students. Last, don't for-
get to designate Gove Elemen-
tary to receive a percentage of
your purchases when shopping
at Target and using their charge
card. The money from this
fundraiser is used to provide
needy students with uniform
vouchers. Again, we thank you
in advance for your continued
support:
WeWantYOU!
We invite all parents, family,
friends, community organiza-
tions and businesses to take part
in our Volunteer and Business
Partnership Programs. Your par-
ticipation is essential in the edu-
cation of our students. If you are
interested, we would love to
hear from you. Please call us at
993-1976 for more information.
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" Sept.12- Community Well-
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Pahokee Elementary
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p.m., in your child's classroom.
Parents will have the opportuni-
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student work. Parents will
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school or conference with
his/her teacher.
Students are not to be
picked up between 1-2:22 p.m.,
unless they are sick or have a
doctor's appointment.
Before School Safety
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ents and students that no child
should be on campus prior to
7:45 a.m. Breakfast is served
daily in the cafeteria from 7:45 to
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By Mark Young


Hurricane Katrina played spoil-
er to many high school football
games across South Florida as
teams prepared for their season
openers. Some were cancelled,
some still played, and others were
rescheduled into open date slots.
But several teams were able to
reschedule for a rare Monday nigh
football event.
The Moore Haven Terriers and
Lake Placid Dragons entered Terri-
er Stadium on Monday night and
the action that ensued was as hot
and heavy as the thick, night air that
permeated the stadium and soaked
diehard Terrier fans with summer
sweat.
But the real heat was on the
field with two stubborn defenses
highlighting much of the game,.
broken up periodically with offen-
sive bursts and the occasional bag
of trickery
Moore Haven's defense domi-
nated the field of play, allowing just
60 yards on the ground, but with
three sacks for a loss of 25 yards,
ended the game by allowing a total
of 46 yards of total Dragon offense.
But the Terriers turned over the
ball five times, with a trio of fum-
bles and two picks. Two of the
turnovers would lead directly to
Dragon points, which proved to be
the difference in the ball game.
The Terriers were driving late in
the first quarter after Jerrell Smith
broke open a 35-yard run in break-
ing down the Dragon defense, but
a fumble on the drive was picked
up by a Dragon linebacker and
returned for 40 yards all the way to
the Terrier 15-yard line.
The Dragons completed their
only successful pass play of the
game to put the ball on the Terrier
goal line and despite a valiant goal
line stand attempt from the Terrier
defense, Lake Placid managed to
punch it over the goal line on their
fourth attempt.
The point after was good and
the Dragons went up 7-0 with 8:56
left in the first half. One of three key
holding penalties killed Moore
Haven's ensuing drive, but Joe
Thompson and Eric Morales com-
bined on a 12-yard sack and forced
the fumble to give the ball back to
the Terriers.
But Moore Haven put the ball
on the ground on the very next play
to turn it right back over to Lake
Placid who went nowhere to end
the first half of play.
On Moore Haven's second
offensive series of the second half,
a surging Dragon defensive front


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Robert Barnes and Barrett Ringstaff talk game strategy while
trying to beat the heat under the mister during Monday
night's action against Lake Placid in Moore Haven.


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Moore Haven's Nate Kelly is looking for daylight on the open-
ing kick off of Monday's gridiron action against Lake Placid.


sent Terrier quarterback Ronald
Huggins scrambling for his life. The
Dragon defense caught up with
Huggins for what could have been
a 20 plus yard loss. Huggins caught
sight of his running back and tried
to get the ball to him in despera-
tion, but was being dragged to the
ground, causing an errant pass,
which found its way into the wait-


ing hands of a Dragon who scam-
pered in from 18 yards out.
An unsportsmanlike penalty
forced the Dragons to try a 27-yard
extra point attempt, which sailed
wide left to leave the score standing
at 13-0 with 5:14 left in the third
quarter.
Moore Haven responded with a
five and a half minute drive with


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Patriots run away from Clewiston, 27-13


By Bill Fabian
CLEWISTON The approach
of Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 25
and 26 moved Hendry County
school officials to postpone the
Clewiston Tigers' first game until
Saturday, Aug.27.
The weather was cooperative,
despite an ominous dark cloud that
hung over the Cane Field venue at
.the start of the game, which unfor-
tunately may become a fitting
image of a very tough season to
come for the Tigers, who lost their
first of only four home games in a
frustrating match against Planta-
tion-American Heritage.
The Patriots used a potent
ground game to control the game
clock and hand the Clewiston
Tigers a 27-13 loss. The contest at
Clewiston's Cane Field was the sea-
son opener for the Class 2A non-
district rivals.
Senior Tailback. Mike Gonzalez
led Patriot rushers with 131 yards
on 34 carries, including a one-yard
touchdown run. Junior Quarter-
back Nick Hicks served early notice
-of the Patriot game plan when he
ran 60 yards on a quarterback
option to set up Chad Gregory's 26-
yard field goal in the first quarter..
Gregory also added a 32-yard field
goal in the third quarter.
The Patriots' game plan, in fact,
was simple: Run the ball. The visit-
ing offense racked up 389 total yards
solely from running plays, with zero
passing attempts by Hicks.
Clewiston got on the board in


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The Clewiston Tigers kicked off their regular season against
American Heritage one day later than planned, thanks to Hur-
ricane Katrina, which caused the game to be postponed until
Aug. 27.


the first quarter when junior cor-
nerback Jasper Hunter recovered a
Patriot fumble and raced 85 yards
for the score.
The Tigers' only other score
came with 3:12.1eft in the contest
when flanker Nate Brinkley ran a
reverse for a 32-yard touchdown,
closing the Patriot lead to 21-13
after the failed conversion.
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The all-rUn strategy allowed the
Patriots to keep the ball in their pos-
session for nearly twice the amount
of time the Tiger offense was on the
field. It was unclear what that
offense would have been able to
achieve if they had more plays, but
Saturday's dismal numbers of
offensive yardage, ball control, and
of course, points, left little for the
imagination.
If the lack of production was not
bad enough, unforced errors, such
as several dropped passes and
three lost offensive fumbles added


insult to injury. It was apparent that
the shaky play from last week's
Pahokee kickoff classic hadn't yet
been entirely dealt with among the
Tiger football players.
The Tiger defense was simply
out-manned.all night and could not
stop the Patriot's grinding running
attack. Tiger sophomore line-
backer Delvin Hughes did block
two Patriot point-after attempts and
cornerback Sim Putnam blocked a
Patriot punt. Nonetheless, the
Patriots offensive line was just too
skilled, and controlled the line of
scrimmage all night.
I Among the most embarrassing
plays was a botched punt attempt
by the Tigers that resulted in a safety,
when Jared Combass was tackled in
. the end zone after a bad snap sailed
over his head on the punt attempt.
Tiger Coach Tommy Morrell
was displeased with the Tiger effort
on both sides of the ball.
"We had made a couple of
changes on the offensive line and
had hoped that we would see
improvements in our blocking but
we just didn't get it done tonight.
We had a couple of passes dropped
in key situations that hurt us but I
don't think they would have
changed the outcome. We are.fac-
ing our toughest rivals over the next
three games and we've simply got
to pick it up a few notches."
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stretch of road games over the next
month, starting next week when
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isive duel
good hardnosed running behind a
fired up offensive line. The drive
consisted of 15 total plays and Bar-
rett Ringstaff would cap the sus-
tained drive with a one-yard
plunge. A low snap set up an easy
block for the Dragons on the point
after attempt, but the Terriers tight-
ened the gap to a 13-6 deficit with
11:46 leftto play.
The Terriers opened up the bag
of tricks and surprised the Dragons
with an on sides kick, but could get
no closer than the Dragon 30-yard
line before turning the ball over on
downs, after another key holding
penalty put the Terriers in a hole.
Moore Haven had one final oppor-
tunity for a late game drive, but two
holding penalties would kill their
chances for victory.
"As disappointed as I was last
week, is as please as.I am this week
in your effort," Terrier head coach
Andy Ringstaff told his squad after
the game. "Keep your heads up
because you played football
tonight."
Coach Ringstaff complimented
his defense and recognized that
had not been for the fumble that set
up the Dragons for an easy score
and the interception that was
returned for the touchdown, his
football team dominated the field.
The question of whether the Ter-
riers had enough character to over-
come a 41-0 loss in the Kick Off
Classic and an even tougher chal-
lenge of overcoming a heartbreak-
ing loss that should have been avic-
tory was easily answered in this ball
game and the actions that followed.
Team captain Ronald Huggins
addressed his tired squad and told
them to keep their heads up and to
get ready for Frostproof. "We will
not lose another game," he told his
team.
Moore Haven compiled 182
yards of total offense, with 169
rushing yards and 13 passing yards.
Five Terriers touched the ball with
Kelly and Smith getting most of the
touches. Kelly ran for 36 tough
yards on 12 carries while Smith ran
for 54 yards on 13 carries. Huggins
ran for 50 yards on nine carries,
Ringstaff had 16 yards and a touch-
down on six carries, and Willie
Grant ran for 13 yards on six carries.
Three Terriers attempted passes
with Huggins going 1-for-2 for one
yard and had one interception.
Antwonne -McCloud was 1-for-3
with 12 yards and had one intercep-
tion and Kelly threw one pass on a
halfback option that fell incomplete.
The Terriers will face a scrappy
Frostproof squad Sept. 2 at 7:30
p.m., at home.


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Continued From Page 1
the city, officials are casting a
careful eye on the general
appearance of the town.
The resolution approved last
week by unanimous vote is an
agreement between the city. and
Mullings Engineering Services,
the company that will be used in
the clean up. According to the
terms of the agreement, the city
will utilize the services of the
,company on an as-needed basis
for maintenance to include
mowing, tree removal, lot clear-
ing and trash disposal.
The city's code .enforcement
department, after citing a prop-
erty owner, will start the process.
According to City Manager Lillie
Latimore, Mullings will receive a
copy of the initial citation at the
same time. If 10 days later the lot
is not cleared, the company has
the immediate right to clear the
property, utilizing the manpower
and equipment necessary to
complete the job.
Once the services are com-
pleted, the city will bill the indi-
vidual property owner for the
work that is carried out, along
with a certain percentage to
cover administrative costs. At the
time of this writing, that cost was
being worked out, as well as the
delivery of the bill. The city man-
ager is looking at the possibility
of including the bill along with
the water bill, thereby prompt-
ing the owners to pay before
their water is shut off for non-
payment.


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Continued From Page 1
meeting, representatives of the
three cities discussed the
appointment.
Following an earlier tri cities
meeting, the three cities received
a follow-up letter from Bevin
Beaudet, director of the county's
water utilities department, urg-
ing the commission to select one
representative to serve on the
seven-member board.
That appointment will repre-
sent the Glades on the Palm
Beach County Water Utilities
Advisory Board relating to the
treatment plant and will serve a
three-year term.
"It.is my humble recommen-
dation that the tri-cities begin the
process of collectively selecting
their representative to serve on
the water utilities advisory board
so that.your views and opinions
relating to the Lake Region
Water Treatment Plant can ade-
quately be'represented in a time-
ly manner," Mr. Beaudet says in
the letter.
The cities agreed that each
would make a recommendation,
with a final selection to be made
at a tri cities meeting. The only
prerequisite to the appointment
is that the person selected is to
reside in one of the three Glades
cities: Belle Glade, South Bay or
Pahokee. No stipulation in the
language stated whether or not
the appointment should be an
elected official or simply a' resi-
dent. That is left to the discretion
of the tri cities.
Last week, Belle Glade Com-
missioner Ray Torres Sanchez
made the recommendation that
Mayor Steve Wilson should
serve on that board.
Pahokee Mayor J.P. Sasser
said he did not have a problem
with Mayor Wilson serving, but
expressed reservations in how
Belle Glade has approached the
issue of the treatment, plant.
Speaking on the shortfall of the
millions of dollars needed to
make the project happen, Mayor
Sasser asked his sister city to
take a more active approach to
finding the funding.



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Property owners then have
approximately three months
before the city places a lien on
the property to recover the cost.
The city is responsible for
paying the cost of the clean up
services to the company shortly
after the work is completed.
Commissioners on the board
urged city officials to come up
with a way to prevent the city
from growing into deep debt
with the company. Taking an
aggressive approach to the liens
and penalties, city officials said,
is just the way. Because the work
that is carried out can potentially
run into the hundreds of dollars,
property owners will feel com-
pelled to keep a tidy lot, the offi-
cials said.
"We're not trying to do it at
bargain prices," said newly
selected Police Chief James
Blackford, whose department is
responsible for code enforce-
ment. "We're trying to get the
people to do it themselves."
Mayor J.P. Sasser agreed.
"We're getting serious about
code enforcement in the city of
Pahokee," said the mayor. "The
bottom line is that we want
properties to be cleaned up."
The new approach to what
city officials said is an old prob-
lem is immediately in place,
according to City Manager Lati-
more. Currently, the enforce-
ment measure applies only to
overgrown property and proper-
ty plagued by litter. The clean up
is not yet being applied to
removal'of old cars, and so forth,
though plans in the future might
address such issues, according
to officials.


"You're not out there fighting
with us," he told Mayor Wilson,
explaining that state and federal
representatives had not been
approached by Belle Glade in
reference to funding the treat-
ment plant while he said Paho-
kee and South Bay have done
what they can in canvassing the
representatives for help. He said
he planned a trip in the near
future to Washington, 'D.C.,
where he expected to speak
about the water plant.
Mayor Wilson defended the
city of Belle Glade. "The legisla-
tors are well-informed," he told
Mayor Sasser. "We want to stick
together to fight for this project."
Mayor Wilson took advantage
of the opportunity to propose
the idea of hiring a lobbyist who
can represent the three cities,at,
the federal or state levels to
increase funding from those
sources and committed to work-
ing alongside the two cities in
ensuring that the project is
advanced.
Regarding the appointment
to the board, it seemed that the
tri cities delegation agreed that
the selection should be an elect-
ed official.
South Bay Mayor Clarence
Anthony agreed with the idea
that a sitting commissioner.
should be selected. "One of the
reasons I think it's important to
have an elected official is the
responsibility to this body," said
the mayor. "I prefer to be upset
with the mayor or colleagues
than somebody who has not
been involved in the big pic-
ture."
The consensus was that the
cities will review the selection,
including the recommendation
that Mayor Wilson be appointed
to the seat, and return at a future
meeting of the tri cities to solidify
an appointment.


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Officer
Continued From Page 1
the language barriers that can
impede her work. With transla-
tors by her side in her partners,
though, it is becoming less of a
problem and she has learned
how to address most everyone
in which comes in contact.
Though she said she has big
shoes to fill as the new commu-
nity-policing sergeant, and
points to Lieutenant Alonzo's
work in the community, she said
it is time that a woman handles
the charge. "There's a flair to
how women address an issue,"
she said. "I bring a lot of detail. I
bring a lot of emotional intelli-
gence to the job."
Already, Sergeant Hamilton
knows the issues that concern


Glance
Continued From Page 1
H.O.PE Meetings-

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



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The criticism ranges from small
considerations to some on a
larger scale, explained the
mayor.
Another issue the mayor
brought up at the meeting is the
fact that now permits for work in
the Glades are issued in Royal
Palm Beach, rather than in the
past, when a citizen could apply
for a permit in Belle Glade.
The Pahokee mayor chal-
lenged a few visitors from the
coast at the meeting to compare
the landscaping of the schools
and the county parks in the
Glades to those on the coast, in
Royal Palm Beach or Wellington
for instance. "It's, oh that's the
Glades, they can't even spell
tree,' why are we going to spend
any money on landscaping?"
The tri cities as a whole
agreed to send a letter to the
group in charge of court projects
in the county, as well as the
county itself, explaining its


the people she serves. In Okee-
chobee Center in Belle Glade
and Fremd Village in Pahokee,
for example, people there live in
constant fear of being robbed. In
conversations with them, she
said, it is one of the issues that
has most come up. Time and
again, the people say they strug-
gle with the robberies of their
homes and cars, occurring many
times when they are away for the
summer working in other states.
They are tired of the uneasiness
associated with the fear of being
victimized.
Sergeant Hamilton lists elimi-
nating the problem as one of her
top priorities. "To be the victims
and to have what small things
they have is just heart-wrench-
ing," said Sergeant Hamilton.
"They don't have very much,
why take what they have?" Ms.


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The bouth Service Bureau, a
program of Palm Beach County
Division of Youth Affairs, serves
children from birth through age,
17 and provides individual and
family-counseling at no cost to
families in Palm Beach County.
As hurricane Frances and its.
aftermath has heightened the
problems and stress level for
families in Palm Beach County,
the Youth Service Bureau wants
to reach out to those' families
and offer the help of licensed


stance on the issue. The goal is
to have the responsible authority
to visit :he area to re-evaluate the
possibility for the construction
of a new courthouse or the
remodeling of the existing facili-
ty.
Maor Sasser was designated
as the official spokesperson on
the issue, though South Bay
Mayor Clarence Anthony asked
him:to keep the tri cities updated
as news on the issue arrived.
Mayor Anthony especially asked
to be informed once the cities
are able to secure a meeting
before the county commission
so as many Glades representa-
tives as possible can show up to
show solidarity.
Mayor Sasser said he will con-
tinue to work on the issue. He
said he Will not sit by without
action.
"That lights my fire faster
than anything does, is when I
think they're trying to second-
shift us," said Mayor Sasser.
"And they'll do it in a heartbeat if
) ou let them."


Hamilton said her team will be
focused on reducing the thefts as
much as possible.
Another issue that has sur-
faced is the concern of parents
and others of the children who
live in the housing develop-
ments. The kids don't have
much to do, and their recreation-
al resources are 'sometimes
quite limited, so they walk the
streets and often put themselves
in dangerous situations because
of it, said Sergeant Hamilton.
Finding a positive outlet for
these children is important. Sev-
eral ideas are being proposed by
the community-policing unit,
including the organization of
midnight basketball games that
.can be, at least, supervised in
order that the lawlessness that
can occur late at night can be
curbed.


therapists who will listen to their
experience and help them cope.
Any parent or adolescent need-
ing help should call the Youth
Service Bureau office at 992-.
1233 (Glades) td. obtain an
appointment.


Sergeant Hamilton points to
the possibility of implementing
an educational program that can
prepare kids in their time away
from school for the FCAT and
other academic goals. She will
be working directly with Sylvan
Learning Center, who might pro-
vide, through their Education
Station, such a program.

The sergeant said her unit will
continue to focus on law
enforcement itself, writing tick-
ets when they have to be written
and casting a watchful eye on
illegal activity, but she holds her
role in community policing to be
a greater responsibility.

"I'm having a wonderful
time," she said. "Anytime you
can challenge yourself, it's a
good thing."


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Clewiston gals heading to Cancun for beauty pageant


Miss Latina and Miss
Teen Latina will be
competing Oct. 1
By Mark Young
CLEWISTON Monica Her-
rera, 20, and Alexis Rodriguez, 17,
have been working hard through
the summer in anticipation of fac-
ing national competition in the
Miss Latina and the Miss Teen
Latina pageant.
Herrera apd Rodriguez first
claimed local crowns in the. Miss
Latina of the Glades competi-
tions, and subsequently won state
crowns to now vie for the coveted
U.S. titles.


Monica
Herrera
The competiti
in the picturesque
cun, Mexico Oct
local beauties ha
their hometown
with a sense of gr
dignity through
tions leading up


in pageant glory.
They have also been a great
Florida and the Hispanic commu-
nity as a whole. They spent the
summer on a promotional tour
throughout the state and devoted
a lot of time to the gym in antici-
pation of the national competi-
tion, which both beauty queens
Alexis described as a competition,
Rodriguez which will focus much more on
the physical attributes of the com-
ion will be held petitor.
e setting of Can- The promotional tour was to
t. 1. These two bring awareness to the fact that
ave represented today's competitions, while
of Clewiston focusing on beauty, is not about
ace, beauty, and appearances, more so than
ut the competi- advancing the mind. The educa-
to this next step tional opportunities available to


beauty contestants are readily
available for those who compete
and do well.
Both contestants have been
busy raising funds, as well as hon-
ing their interview skills and
brushing up on current events.
Providing the judges with a posi-
tive presentation and interview, is
one of the most important phases
of the competition.
Herrera, a resident of Clewis-
ton, is currently enrolled in Palm
Beach Community College seek-
ing a degree in Psychology. By
performing well within this next
phase of competition, she plans
on using her winnings to achieve
her first goal of education. But
winning the Miss Latina U.S. title
would mean much more to her


on a personal level.
"I believe that I can set an
example for other young Latin
women who may follow in my
footsteps," she said in a press
release. "I want to use my cultural
experiences and the degree I
hope to obtain in Psychology to
provide council and hope to
future generations of Latino
women on how to persevere and
succeed in life."
Herrera graduated from
Clewiston High School in 2004
and pursued certification in cos-
metology to begin building her
college fund. She is currently
working for Robert's Hair Salon,
in Clewiston.
Rodriguez is currently a senior
at Clewiston High School and is


hot on the heels of the Miss Teen
Latina U.S. title. Working in her
family's business, Julio's Caf, in
Clewiston, Rodriguez is often
characterized as the all American
girl. She is a member of the
National Honor Society, Spanish
Honor Society, was the president
of her junior class, and captain of
the cheerleading squad.
She volunteers her time in
coaching the Clewiston Middle
School cheerleaders, an alter
server at her church, and a partici-
pant in the American Cancer Soci-
ety's Relay for Life, all the while
maintaining her status as an
honor roll student.
She plans on attending college
next fall in pursuit of a nursing
career.


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Scott Maestre (left) prepares to hit the water with Bassmaster pro Mike laconelli at the 2005
Junior Bassmaster World Championship in Kittanning, Pa.


Big "0" junior angler places


second in world competition


By Loma Jablonski
PALM CITY Scott Maestre,
a 14-year old member of the Big
"0" Junior Anglers Bass Club
has a great deal to be proud of.
The young angler from Palm City
finished second in the 2005
Junior Bassmaster World Cham'
pionship in Kittanning, Pa. This
was the first trip to the world
championships for the eighth
grade student from Hidden Oaks
Middle School in Palm City 'and
ode that he will remember for a
long time. He not only placed
second in the prestigious event,
but got to rub elbows with some
of the greatest professional
anglers in bass fishing.
Maestre, along with his par-
ents and club sponsor Charlie
Hays; traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa.
to represent Florida in a compe-
tition that was the culmination
of countless local, regional and
state competitions for young
anglers from 11-18 year of age.
This year's Junior Bassmaster
World Championship had 90


kids divided into two age groups:
11-14 year olds and 15-18 year
olds who came to Pennsylvania
from across the United States
and Canada to compete for
scholarships and prizes. At a pre-
tournament banquet they were
paired with adult Bassmaster
Classic competitors.
Maestre was thrilled when he
learned that he was assigned to
fish with well-known BASS pro
Mike laconelli.
"I was really surprised when I
was paired with Mike. He's really
a nice guy. He took a lot of time
with me and taught me a lot,"
said Maestre.
The 90 young competitors
and their pro partners launched
from John P. Murtha Park in Kil-
-lanning to fish the Allegheny
River in the hope of hooking the
world champion title.
They fought through less than
perfect conditions to find the few
bass that were caught.
Joey Nania of Liberty Lake,
Wash., who was teamed up with
2001 Citgo Bassmaster Classic


champion Kevin VanDam, nar-
rowly beat out Maestre for first
place in the 14-18 year old divi-
sion. Nania brought a 1.4 lb.
bass to the scale, four ounces
more than Maestre's 1 lb. large-
mouth.
"Mike told me that it was
tough to catch a lot of fish in this
area of Pennsylvania. He said
that there just were not that
many fish there," explained
Maestre. "They sure don't have
fish like we do in Okeechobee. I
did catch my fish using
crankbait."
Nania received a $5,000
scholarship and a Triton boat
with a Mercury motor valued at
$8,000. He also received a trip to
Disney World in Orlando for his
entire family for his first place
finish.
Maestre received a $2,000
scholarship for his second place
finish.
"I had a great time and look
forward to trying to get there
again next year," said Maestre.


WEST PALM BEACH -
Hunters needing to get their
Hunter Safety certification from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) during 2005 are strongly
encouraged to take- ..a course
early in the year as courses
scheduled just before and during
hunting season usually fill up
fast. Everyone born on or after
June 1, 1975, is required to pass
this course prior to purchasing a
hunting license.
The free Hunter Safety Course
is available as a traditional class-
room program or as a home-
study course. Traditional class-
room courses are offered in all of
Florida's counties. Families with
children are encouraged to
attend a traditional course as
interaction with the instructors
help children and their parents
to better understand the course
materials and instructors can
answer questions and clarify
concepts, which cannot be
accomplished with the on-line
or CD version.
The dates and location for the
next traditional course is:
Palm Beach County, Sept. 17
and 18, -8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ever-
glades Youth Conservation
Camp 12100 Seminole Pratt


Whitney Road West Palm Beach.
Attendance on both days is
mandatory.
Hunters who can't attend a
traditional classroom course can
take the majority of course
instruction without leaving
home. The new at-home
method allows students to
obtain partial credit toward com-
pleting the Hunter Safety Course
through the Internet or CD- ROM
interactive program. Once the
interactive portion of the course
has been completed, students
must then attend the required
completion day that includes
live-firing instruction on a shoot-
ing range, and classroom work.
The dates and locations for
the completion day portion of
the home-study course are:
Glades County, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Glades County Sheriff's
Range four miles North of U.S.
2.7 on SR 78.
Markham Park Sunrise Space
is limited for all courses. Reser-
vations are required by going
online at MyFWC.com/huntered
or by calling (561) 625-5126.
A statewide schedule of
.hunter safety classes is available
on the Web at
MyFWC.com/huntered, and
while you are there, be sure to


check out other programs
offered through the Hunter Safe-
ty Program, such as the Bow-
hunting Course and the Becom-
ing an Outdoors-Woman
workshops.
The FWC is the only organiza-
tion that presents this course
free-of-charge, and enlists a vol-
unteer network of trained
instructors who donate their
time to ensure that the legacy of
hunting remains a safe one. This
course is equally important for
those that hunt out-of-state or in
Canada and need to purchase a
non-resident hunting license.
This state sponsored course
meets the requirements for
hunter safety training through-
out North America.
An adult is required to
accompany children under 16
years of age to all classes. Chil-
dren under 18 years of age must
present a Parental Release Form
signed by the child's parent or
legal guardian to participate in
the live-fire exercises. The inter-
active course was developed in
cooperation with seven other
southeastern states to increase
accessibility to hunter safety pro-
grams.


BURBANK, Calif. Recognize
an outstanding teacher who is
sparking the imaginations of chil-
dren across your community. Dis-
ney is accepting nominations for
America's most creative teachers
from now until Oct. 15. Next year's
awards will go to the country's
most extraordinary, creative teach-
ers as part of the 2006 Disney
Teacher Awards but first you-
need to nominate them.
Teachers in public, private and
parochial schools, Pre-Kindergarten-
12th grades are eligible to be nomi-
nated. Nominations can be made
until Oct. 15,in one of two ways:
Online atwww.DisneyHand.com by
phoning toll free, (877) 282-8322.
Since 1989, Disney Teacher Awards
have been presented to teachers
who construct learning environ-
ments where students and teachers
alike explore, imagine, and engage
in a variety of stimulating ideas and
experiences. Specifically, the pro-
gram honors those teachers whose
approaches exemplify creativity in
teaching and who inspire a joy of
learning in their students.
"Sixteen years ago, we started
celebrating local heroes by estab-
lishing the annual Disney Teacher
Awards to honor America's finest
.educators," said Terry Wick, vice
president, Disney Worldwide Out-
reach. "We hope all communities
will take this opportunity to
acknowledge their heroes as well
- their greatest teachers. This
nomination process shows thou-
sands of teachers across the
country how much their work
means to their students, col-


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leagues and communities."
Honorees will be selected from
the nationwide nominees. From
there, they will be celebrated at a
red-carpet Awards Gala in July, will
be featured during a Disneyland-
Main Street Parade and Ceremony
at Sleeping Beauty Castle, will
attend VIP events and receptions,
and will share teaching strategies
with their fellow'award-winning
teachers. During the Gala, four Hon-
orees will be selected as Outstand-
ing Teachers and one will be named
the 2006 Disney Teacher of the Year.
In addition, the Honorees each
receive $10,000, a $5,000 grant for
their school and a six-day profes-
sional development institute with


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ers share ideas to refine their inno-
vative teaching approaches and
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The Disney Teacher Awards is
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Hendry County 4-H


CLEWISTON The Hendry
County 4-H Program is gearing
up for a new exciting year. 4-H is
a nonformal educational youth
development program of the
University of Florida's Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and
the Florida Cooperative Exten-
sion Service for boys and girls
ages five to 18 as of Sept. 1.
It is a program designed to
help youth develop life skills,
such as communication, citizen-
ship, decision-making, leader-
ship, and interpersonal relation-
ships through the many project
areas. Some of the project areas
within the Hendry County 4-H
Program ate sewing, shooting


sports, beef, swine, small ani-
mal, horse, cooking, goat, arts
and crafts to name a few. Please
note if you are interested in
showing a steer or swine, you
must be enrolled in the project
by the initial weigh-in or by Oct.
1, whichevercomes first.
To learn more about the
Hendry County 4-H Club Pro-
gram, you are invited to attend
the open house on Saturday,
Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. until noon
at the Clewiston Youth Center
Game Room. To learn how to
become a 4-H volunteer, please
contact the 4-H office at (863)
983-1453 or (863) 983-1598.


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* $82,500t .I Lvtts, 3BD/2BA mobile
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ACREAGE:
* $1,500,000 Hwy 27 frontage. Currently an
Auto Salvage yard.
* $1,500,000 100+/- Hard to find acres adjoin-
ing Badcock property in Muse. Paved road access.
* $1,025,600 51+/- acres, secluded, lots of
trees, fronts on two roads, owner will divide.
* $998,025 Warehouse & office on 1.38+/- acre.
One of a kind Auto Salvage yard. Organized with
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* $800,000 39.65+/- acres. Numerous possibili-
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* $430,000 A creek runs through it!! 2 beautiful
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* $272,000 10+/- acres with pines, a pond and
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* $89,900 4.94+/- acres property features home
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* $58,000 1.07+/- acres. Perfect homesite on a
paved road.
* $55,000 1.25 acres, cleared and surveyed lot


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* $49,200 1.25+/- acres in beautiful growing
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S$46,9o" eS y Lv t on
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* $35,000 1.07 +/- acre located on paved road
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* $r33 ,'0t, rt et e
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$65,900 .25 +/- acre. Buildable lot in an estab-
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* $65,500 .22+/- acre. Cleared lot on a green
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* $59,900 .23+/- acre. Great lot to build a home
in. Port LaBelle.
* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Don't let this perfect
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* $54,000 .25+/- acre. Beautiful lot, the perfect
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* $45,000 .46+/- acre. Nestle your home under
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This very nice & well maintained 2BR/2B
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0 1.25+/- acre in Montura $34,900.


* Beautiful.25+/- acre comer lot in downtown
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* 2 Lehigh Acre lots zoned for duplex. Great
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* Cornr 1it in Port LaBelle Unit 102 ready for
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Private marinas are disappearing


GAINESVILLE Along the
nation's coastlines, marinas are
being replaced by high-priced resi-
dential and commercial develop-
ments, a trend that leaves increas-
ing numbers of boat owners high
and dry, unable to access marine
waters.
But a University of Florida
researcher says communities can
help keep boaters and local
economies afloat by planning
for and operating public ramps,
docks and waterways more effi-
ciently.
"Access to marine waters is. a
finite resource, because there's
only so much coastline," said
Robert Swett, an assistant profes-
sor with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "In Florida,
the number of registered boats has
increased at a faster rate than the
number of people,' so it's in every-
body's interest that we maximize
the use of our public boating facili-
ties."
Nearly one million boats are
registered in Florida, and visitors
bring another 400,000 vessels to
the state each year, said Swett, who
is also a specialist with Florida Sea
Grant, a state and federal partner-,
ship dedicated to creating a sustain-
able coastal economy and environ-
ment. From 1980 .to 2000,
recreational .boat registrations in
Florida increased 82 percent, while
the population increased 64 per-
cent.
In Florida and other coastal
states, developers pay top dollar for
oceanfront property to build so-
called dockominiums, luxury con-


"Both small and large marinas are giving way to
residential development as waterfront property
values have soared and it makes better financial
sense to sell out to a developer than to struggle
to maintain a marina business."
James Frye
Director of The Department of the
National Marine Manufacturers Association


dominiums, with private docking
facilities, he said. When marina
owners sell their operations, cus-
tomers may not have the option to
stay on as condo owners.
"Most boat owners are not
rich," Swett said. "They're working
people, and there's only so much
they can spend to put their boats
onthe water."
Displaced customers may have
three options seek affordable
facilities in the same community,
go boating in other communities or
stay home, he said.
"From the standpoint of the
local economy,, the best option.
often is to have.boaters keep com-
ing back to the same area," Swett
said. "Low-cost public ramps and
docks are great incentives, but they
have to meet boaters' needs and
it's not always obvious what those
needs are."
Accommodating large numbers
of boaters at public facilities
requires careful planning,. using
strategies pioneered by growth
management professionals such as
traffic engineers, he said. ,
"Nobody widens a road on


impulse-- you study traffic flow,
analyze the data and weigh your
options," Swett said. "The same
idea applies to waterways. Before
we commit public funds to main-
tain or upgrade infrastructure we
need to be sure the project will
accomplish whatwe want."
Swett and Florida Sea Grant col-
league Charles Sidman spend
much of their time investigating
boat traffic patterns and boaters'
activities, The two provide expert-
ise to numerous local governments
and agencies, such as the West
Coast Inland Navigation District,
which comprises Manatee, Saraso-
ta, Charlotte and Lee Counties in
Southwest Florida, Swett said.
One. recent project involved
detailed studies of heavily used
canal systems and waterways, in
Manatee, Sarasota and Lee Coun-
ties, to determine where dredging
was needed and how it could be.
accomplished with minimal envi-
ronmental. impact, he said. By
focusing' on multiple sites simulta-
neously, the study cut the costof
obtaining dredging permits for
each site.


"Coordinated efforts can really
make a difference," Swett said. "It's
encouraging that state legislators
are also taking an interest in marine
access, because it may result in
greater funding and a uniform
approach to some administrative
issues."
Florida recently began a com-
prehensive assessment and eco-
nomic study of public launching
and mooring facilities on marine
waters, he said. When completed
in about 18 months, the study will
help policymakers and coastal
communities predict future
demand and make plans to supply
appropriate facilities.
Loss of marine access is becom-
ing an issue in coastal communities
around the nation, said James Frye,
who directs the marinas and boat-
ing access department of the
National Marine Manufacturers
Association in Chicago.
"Both small and large marinas
are giving way to residential devel-
opment as waterfront property val-
ues have soared and it makes bet-
ter financial sense to sell out to a
developer than to struggle to main-
tain a marina business," he said.
"Without access points like mari-
nas and boat ramps, America
won't be able to get out on the
water to recreate."
Florida has 1,197 miles of coast-
line and an estimated 2,100 mari-
nas, according to the state Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion. Statewide, there are almost
8,000 boat ramps on both salt and
fresh water, about 1,300 of them
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Gas prices and interest rates are climbing


WEST PALM BEACH What
do gas prices and interest rates
have in common? They are
steadily rising and sneaking up
on, consumers' wallets and
pocketbooks, Most people aren't
concerned when gas goes up a
nickel at.the pump, or if their
credit card interest rate adds a
quarter point..
- But gas is now a full dollar
more per gallon than it was in
January,. and the federal funds
rate has jumped 2.5 percent over
the last 14- months, meaning.
variable-rate credit cards and
home equity lines are more cost-
ly. This combination could rattle
consumers whose budgets were
already stretched thin. .
"Consumers may 9owv find
their budgets failing short," Con-
sumer Credit Counseling Service
(CCCS),of Palm Beach County.&
the Treasure Coast President Jes-
sica Cecere said. "They may
need to cut expenses or earn
additional income.to make up
for these rising costs."
A recent Gallup poll reports
that 47 percent of adults say gas
prices have already caused them
financial hardship. A poll from
The Associated Press and Ameri-
ca Online News shows.that 64
percent of adults think gas prices
will cause them financial hard-
ship in the next six months. The
recent price of crude oil has
been as much as $67 a barrel,
\vhich means consumers can
expect to 'pay upwards of $2.60
per gallon. It wasn't long ago
they were paying $1 or less for a
gallon of gas.
CCCS provides the following
tips to avoid breaking your budg-
et at the gas pump:
Determine how much you


are spending on gas each
month. Track your gasoline
expenses for a month. Use cash
or one credit card to simplify the
process. Then, calculate how,
much more you are spending
than what you have spent previ-
ously and what you have allocat-
ed in your budget.
Trim expenses where neces-
sary. You may find you are
spending as much as $100 a
month more due to the increase
in gas prices. That money has to
come from somewhere. Avoid
using credit to purchase gas if
you are unable to pay off the bal-.
ance at the end of .the month.
Instead, cut out enough extras
from your budget to cover, the
additional expense.
Combine 'trips and carpool;
To help conserve fuel, combine
several errands in one trip. Also,
contact co-workers and neigh-
bors to set up a carpool.
Use routes with\ the least
amount of traffic. If you find
yourself sitting in gridlock traffic,
try going in early to beat the
rush. The less you have to stop
and start the car, the less gas
you'll use.
If adapting to the rising gas
prices wasn't enough, short-
term interest rates increased last
week for the tenth time in the
past 14 months. The latest rate
increase was one-quarter per-
centage point, bringing the new
interest rate to 3.5 percent. In the
past 14 months, interest rates
have totaled an increase of 2.5
percent, which can catch people
off guard, especially if they don't
pay attention to their monthly
statements. While the incremen-
tal approach has avoided shocks
to the economy, it may also


creep up on consumers, and
catch them unaware.
The immediate impact is on
short-term rates, such as those
charged on adjustable-rate mort-
gages, home equity lines of cred-
it and credit cards tied to the
prime. On the bright side, the
rates banks pay on money-mar-
ket accounts and short-term CDs
move up too.
Consumers who have credit
.card balances or home equity
lines will find the same amount
of debt suddenly costs more. For
.someone feeling pinched by'
larger monthly payments, CCCS
recommends the following:
Evaluate your credit card
interest rates. If you have credit
card debt on high-rate cards.,
consider transferring balances
to a lower-rate card, or ask your.
creditor for a lower rate. This
can work if you have a good
credit history, but not if your
high rates are based'solely on
past delinquencies.
Evaluate your mortgage or
home equity line. If a second
mortgage, adjustable-rate mort-
gage or equity line has a much
higher rate than the going fixed
rate, you may want-to consider
refinancing. The most recent
national average for a 30-year
fixed is 5.36 percent, and a 15-
year- fixed is 4.97 percent,
according to Bankrate.com.
Don't forget to include closing
costs when estimating the bene-
,fits of refinancing.
Pay'down your debt. The best
way to .avoid higher interest
.rates is to not have to pay them.
Paying off your credit cards will
also help with your credit score,
which dictates the interest rate


. you pay on future loans or cards.
Rearrange your monthly budg-
et. If higher rates can't be helped,
the difference has to come from
somewhere else. Chart out your
full monthly budget, and com-
pare it to your income. What is
the fiscal impact of the new rates,
and how short will you be from
meeting your monthly commit-
ments? Separate wants from
.needs, and eliminate discre-
tionary spending and extras that
you can't afford in the current
financial reality. Or, add to your
bottom line by picking up extra
hours at work, finding a part-time
job, or even adding a roommate.


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Drilling may edge closer to Florida


WASHINGTON Interior
Secretary Gale Norton pledged
that no oil and gas drilling will
take place within 100 miles of
Florida's shores.
But she delivered the promise
as her agency began crafting a
new plan that could open now-
protected areas of the. eastern
Gulf beyond that 100 miles to
energy development.,
The Interior Department took
the first step toward possibly
expanding oil and gas leases by
seeking public comment on
potential resources "in all areas"
of the outer continental shelf
from California to the Carolinas.
Outside of Alaska waters, 85
percent of the shelf is now off
limits to energy development.
"With our reliance on
imports of foreign oil climbing
each year, we would be irre-
sponsible if we did not consider
how we might develop those
abundant resources," Norton
said.
Meanwhile, she "reaffirmed"
a Bush administration pledge
not to allow new leasing within
100 miles of Florida's coast.
However,. Norton noted that
because energy legislation
passed by Congress last month
requires an inventory of even
protected waters in the outer
continental shelf, the govern-
ment will ask for public com-
ment on "the potential resources
available in all areas of the OCS."
That raised the question of
whether the new leasing plan
could eventually include areas
now off-limits to drilling in the


eastern Gulf. That moratorium is routine established 27 years ago
set to expire in 2012. hasn't stopped drilling oppo-
A spokesman for Florida nents from sensing a conspiracy
Democratic Sen. Bill'Nelson said to open up sacrosanct waters to
the administration is intent on .development especially an
drilling in areas now off-limits to oil-rich swath, known as Area
energy companies. 181, southwest of Pensacola.
"This is a deceptive way for "That's what the Bush admin-
the administration to open up to istration wants and they're
new drilling in a 185-mile area doing it deceitfully," McLaughlin
[beyond the 100 miles from said.
Florida's shores]," said Dan s
McLaughlin, a shorspokesman for Parts of Area 181 are, like the
McLaughlin, a spokesman fo rest of the eastern Gulf, shielded
Nelson. "They are intent oneastern
drilling in the eastern Gulf of from drilling until 2012. But the
Mexico." energy legislation approved by
Not so, said Norton Congress opens the eastern Gulf
spokesman Hugh Vickery. to seismic tests to assess the
"This is not a signal, not a extent of energy resources.
proposal just a request for That doesn't mean the areas
information. This is-simply ask- will be open to drilling, the Inte-
ing'the public for comment," she rior Department says.
said. "The Bush administration has
Before energy companies can repeatedly expressed its support
look for oil and gas, they acquire for the existing moratoria, based
leases from the government, upon deference to the wishes of
Every five years, the Interior the states to determine what
Department's Minerals Manage- activities take place off their
ment Service crafts a leasing coasts," the Interior Department
plan to establish where those said in a news release.
leases will be and how they may The department, however,
affect regional economies and also said it would specifically
the environment, seek comment on whether
The plans, created over a "existing moratoria should be
bureaucratic two-year process,
are required by a '1978 law modified.
known as the OCS Lands Act. The administration's willing-
A plan for 2007 to 2012 would ness to consider opening por-
start emerging next winter, with tions of the eastern Gulf and
a final plan and environmental drilling opponents' vehement
impact statement made public opposition are the latest signs
by winter 2007. The new leasing that waters off Florida long
plan through 2012 would be deemed untouchable have.
approved that spring, become prime targets for energy
But the start of a.regulatory companies.


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The Future of Our County

Hospital: Why U.S. Sugar

4,. and Southern Gardens

Citrus Care


It started with concern over taxes, mismanagement and financial stability.
As we investigated, we became increasingly concerned about management decisions
being objective.
At every turn, we have been stonewalled by the hospital's management and the
elected Chairman of the Board.

These are very serious matters that deserve everyone's attention. We want to set the
record straight and help everyone to understand exactly why our Company has taken
a leadership role in addressing the need for improvements in our Hospital--an issue that
affects not only U.S. Sugar and Southern Gardens Citrus, but also every Hendry County
resident.

[ The stability of the hospital. Despite the constant infusion of county taxpayer
dollars, the past ten years have seen a steady reduction in the number of Hendry Count\

residents who use their own hospital. This leads to a vicious cycle of declining quality,
reduced programs, and thus even less satisfaction with and use of the hospital's services.
For the hospital to have the broad-based support it needs to survive, it must be well
managed and able to provide quality health care to everyone in the county.

[ The financial well being of our neighbors. Hendry County's residents and
businesses pay property taxes that support the county's hospital, whether or not they
use its services. Hendrv County's ad valorem taxes are among the highest in the region--
and it's clearly wrong to think that raising taxes further is the answer. We need to make
sure our hard earned tax dollars are being spent wisely and efficiently. For the amount of
tax dollars that we provide to the hospital, everyone in Hendrv County should be able to
rely on quality health care. Instead our local services are so poor that 84"o of our county
residents pay their taxes and then go somewhere else for medical service.

i The vitality of our community. When we recruit highly skilled employees to work
at our companies, they want to know good health care is available in our community.
It's the same for all the other area businesses who are trying to both retain existing
employees and attract new employees.

This effort is not about taxes, although we expect our public resources to be utilized
wisely and efficiently. This effort is not about personalities, although when individuals
decide to run for office and are elected as public servants, they are obligated to follow
the law and be objective stewards of the public's resources.

\Ve hope that once Hendry County residents begin to understand the facts about Hendry
Regional Mledical Center, you will realize how important the financial viability of the
hospital is to your well-being and that of our community--and that you'll join us in this
effort to turn this public agency around and save our hospital.


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UF launches center for food distribution and retailing


GAINESVILLE Described
by researchers as the first of its
kind in the world, the new Center
for Food Distribution and Retail-
ing at the University of Florida
will help the nation's $950 billion
retail food industry provide con-
sumers with high quality prod-
ucts at affordable prices.
The center will conduct
research and education on the
entire food distribution chain
from farm to fork, with an
emphasis on perishable food
products such as fresh produce,
meat, fish and baked goods, said
Jeffrey Brecht, director of the
center at UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences.
He said the center will also
focus on improving packaging
design and developing new tech-
nologies such as radio frequency
identification on food products
to replace the current bar code
system and speed customers
through the checkout counter.
"When it comes to perishable
food products which account
for half of all retail food sales -
N


high losses translate into razor-
thin profits that average about
1.4 percent," Brecht said.
"For perishables, only 19 per-
cent of the retail price represents
the amount paid to growers," he
said. "The balance covers mar-
keting and distribution as well as
losses, which means there are
real opportunities for improving
the process from growers to the
shelves of a retail store."
One of the best ways for a
retailer to keep or gain market
share is by presenting a perfect
produce section, he said. The
.positive image gives customers a
better perception of the overall
quality of the business.
"In the minds of many cus-
tomers, if the store provides
high-quality-fresh produce, it is
,probably maintaining the same
high quality for other products in
the store," he said.
"However, keeping this 'fresh-
ness image' requires an invento-
ry turnover of almost 50 percent
each day the highest percent-
age in a retail store after the meat


and fish sections." received from firms such as
As a result, the average lost Franwell Inc. in Plant City, Fla.;
revenue for a fresh produce sec- Ingersoll-Rand Co. Ltd., in
tion in a supermarket is about Bridgeton, Mo.; and IPL Inc. in
$200,000 per year, said Brecht, a Quebec, Canada.
horticultural sciences professor. "While the primary focus is
The interdisciplinary center, the Florida food distribution and
which includes scientists from retailing industry, the UF center
five UF departments working in will have an impact on the world-,
cooperation with major national wide industry," Emond said.
food distributors and retailers, "The center will also introduce
will generate research-based new concepts in food distribu-
information for the food industry, tion and retailing at the under-
consumers and students. Partici- graduate and graduate levels as
pating UF departments include well as through continuing edu-
agricultural and biological engi- cation programs.
neering, food and resource eco- "Outreach efforts will target
nomics, food science and human the entire food industry, ranging
nutrition, horticultural sciences from growers and packers to
and plant pathology, shippers and transportation serv-
Jean-Pierre Emond, an asso- ices as well as warehouse opera-
ciate professor of agricultural tors, wholesalers and retailers,"
and biological engineering and he said.
co-director of the UF center, said He said radio frequency iden-
their advisory board includes tification or RFID is one of
executives from major super- the hottest new technologies in
market chains such as Ahold, the distribution and retailing
Publix and Wal-Mart. More than industry, and it will eventually
$1 million in research support, make bar codes on products
commitments have already been obsolete.


"RFID tags will revolutionize
the checkout counter," Emond
said. "Instead of waiting for indi-
vidual food items to be scanned,
customers will be able to have
the cost of all their purchases
totaled electronically in a matter
of seconds."
The tags contain a microchip
and a tiny antenna that send the
price and other information
about the product to a computer.
In the future, the technology will
allow products to be tracked,
through every stage of the supply
chain, recording temperature,
shock and other conditions dur-
ing shipping, Emond said.
"We will work closely with
the industry to help them adopt
these ndw technologies to limit
losses and make further
improvements in freshness,
quality and safety," Emond said.
He said 40 percent of the per-
ishable produce from Central
and South America enters the
United States through Florida;
making the state a logical site for
the new center. Because of the


rapid globalization of agricultural
trade, the center is expected to
become a valuable source of
information for food distribution.
Scott Charlton, senior vice
president of manufacturing and
distribution at Publix Supermar-
kets Inc. in Lakeland, Fla., said
the UF center is "a valuable part-
ner providing a unique level of
expertise that is not readily avail-
able to our industry. It will help
us improve overall quality and
service to our customers."
Jeff Wells, president and chief
executive officer of Franwell Inc.,
said its relationship with the new
food distribution and retaining
center is an important strategic
alliance.
"The center provides a plat-
form for our retailing customers
who are competitors to collabo-
rate in solving difficult problems
that affect us all," he said. "This
shared cooperation would not
be possible outside the center,
which provides a framework for
research on neutral ground for
all its members."


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PBCC professor chosen for award


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BELLE GLADE Professor
Lyndon Johnson, who has taught
math and computer science at
PBCC in Belle Glade for four
years, has received a Gimelstob
Professor of the Year Award for
excellence in teaching. He earned
a bachelor's degree in physics
from Talladega College and a
master's in computer engineering
from Florida Atlantic University.
The nominees were judged on
five criteria: Delivers clear and
easy-to-understand instruction; is
well organized and manages time


effectively; promotes interest,
enthusiasm and active learning;
uses various techniques, method-
ologies and technologies and
engages in student and student
success-related activities.
The annual PBCC awards
were renamed last year in honor
of Herb and Elaine Gimelstob.
The Boca Raton couple's gen-
erosity helped establish ,the
Gimelstob Faculty Award
Endowment.
Professor Johnson's students
nominated him for the Gimel-


stob award, citing his helpful-
ness and ability to simplify com-
plicated matters. "I try to find out
who my students are and incor-
porate their life experiences to
math and computer science,"
Prof. Johnson explained. "I try to
get them involved as much as I
can." He uses such analogies as
cutting grass for the gardeners
and mixing medications for the
nursing students.
"The Gimelstob award moti-
vates and re-energizes me," Prof.
Johnson said. "The feeling of con-


necting with students is why I
make the trip to Belle Glade. As
much as they learn from me, I
learn equally from them." Six pro-
fessors from PBCC's four loca-
tions were selected for the Gimel-
stob awards. In addition to
Professor Johnson, Professors
Tunjarnika Coleman-Ferrell,
Nancy McDonald and Gisela Diaz
and Adjunct Professors Betty Gray
and Tomas Pena were chosen by
their peers from a pool of 81 nom-
inations submitted by students,
faculty and staff.


Managers continue to move water


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District .continues to
assess impacted areas and move
water eastward out to sea in the
aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. All
coastal structures are fully open to
allow maximum recession of
water in the Miami-Homestead-
Florida City area. Forward pumps
have continued to assist in moving
water to the coast. The eastern
waters will recede the quickest.
'All the water has now arrived,"
said Bob Howard, the district's
director of operations, "There was
no damage to the primary flood
control system and it is working at


100-percent capacity to remove the
water from the land, through the
canals and out to sea."
Hurricane Katrina brought a
deluge of rainfall measuring from
6-10 inches in Miami-Dade County
with rain gauge measures of 13.25
inches in Homestead. Two aerial
reconnaissance flights are being.
conducted today for the Miami-
Homestead-Florida City area to
focus on assessment of debris or
obstructions in district canals and
movement of floodwaters. In addi-
tion, five teams have been
deployed to conduct stream gaug-
ing measuring flow and turbidity


from a boat with the use of a tagline
- at five structures in the Home-
stead/Miami area.
The floodwaters in the Home-
stead area and in the L-31N and C-
111 Canal areas near Everglades
National Park are expected to
recede slowly. 'As conditions
improve, water will begin receding
further and further west until even-
tually, all floodwaters will recede.
Initial reports from the reconnais-
sance flights show some increased
water flow improvement to the
east. Water levels in the western
areas are beginning to decrease as
well, however, it will be next week


before the water in the western
urban and agricultural areas begins
to noticeably dissipate.
"We understand the duress of
the farmers and residents experi-
encing floodwaters on their trees
and crops and in their homes," said
Humberto Alonso, director of the
District's Service Centers. "Eastern
urban areas should see water
receding in the next few days. Due
to the great volume of water in one
drainage area, and.the fact that the
water east has to drain first, the
western areas will take longer. We
are doing all we can to move the
water out as fast as we can."


FP&L $450 million rate hike is rejected


TALLAHASSEE -Attorney Gen-
eral Charlie Crist announced that his
office and other parties early this
morning reached a settlement that
eliminates the possibility that cus-
tomers of Florida Power & Light
would be forced to pay $430 million
more for electricity each year.
Crist said the settlement was
reached by the Attorney General's
Office, the Office of Public Counsel,
AARP, the Florida Retail Federation,
the Florida Industrial Power Users
Group and FPL in a rate increase
case pending before the Public Ser-
vice Commission (PSC). The par-
ties have submitted a joint Motion
for Approval of the settlement to
the PSC, which the commission
took under review and will consid-
er on Wednesday.
"This is great news for the peo-
ple of Florida at a time when ener-
gy costs have been rising due to'


many factors, including the price
of fuel and hurricane recoveries,"
said Crist. "I commend all parties
that have come together to bene-
fit out citizens."
Harold McLean, the state's Pub-
lic Counsel, added, "This is an out-
standing deal for the citizens of
Florida that would not have hap-
pened but for the intervention of
Attorney General Charlie Crist."
Added Mike Twomey of AARP,
"The attorney general's pres-
ence in this case was critical to
obtaining a settlement under the
excellent terms that we did, and.
the importance of his contribu-
tion cannot be overstated. It
would not have happened with-
out the attorney general."
The power company was seek-
ing a $430 million annual increase.
The settlement also leaves in place
a $600 million rate decrease and a


revenue sharing plan, which so far
has produced $225 million in
refunds to customers. In addition,
FPL customers will benefit from
two new power plants in Martin
and Manatee counties, valued at
$887 million, without an increase
in base rates.
If this increase .had been
approved it would have been-in
addition to hundreds of millions of
dollars in storm recovery and fuel
adjustment costs that were already
passed on to consumers.
The increases proposed by FPL
would have affected 50 percent of
Florida's electric consumers. The
proposed increase would have
not only affected millions of
Floridians directly, but the increas-
es to thousands of Florida busi-
nesses would have led to higher
costs on goods and services for all
Florida consumers.


"General Crist deserves a great
deal of credit for helping bring this
case to a resolution that protects,
Florida consumers from yet anoth-
er rate increase," said Rick McAllis-
ter of the Florida Retail Federation.
John McWhorter, of the Florida
Industrial Power Users Group, said,
'We are very pleased with this out-
come and are extremely grateful for
the participation of attorney general
in making this settlement possible."
Crist had filed a Motion to Inter-
vene on Aug. 4 at the request of
AARP and the Florida Retail Federa-
tion, which together represent
more than 2.7 million Florida resi-
dents and businesses. The motion
was granted by the PSC on Aug. 16.
Other groups involved in this
settlement include the Commercial
Group, the Federal Executive Agen-
cies, and the South Florida Hospital
and Healthcare Association.


Motorists are reminded to
use caution when approaching
and passing through road con-
struction zones. The following
is a list of construction projects
in and around the lake area
scheduled.
Glades County
SR 78: From Nicodemus
Slough to the bridge (4.6
miles): Construction project
- The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement, widening two
section of roadway, construct-
ing paved shoulders, drainage
improvements, and guardrail
installation. Motorists should
expect a flagging operation
with a single lane for paving
and shoulder construction. The
contractor is Better Roads, Inc.
SR 78: From CR 721 to
Charley Close Road: Mainte-
nance project Motorists
should expect no lane closures
but possible delays and slow
moving traffic while crews
work on cleaning the ditches 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 proj-
ect Motorists should expect
no lane closures but possible
delays and slow moving traffic
while crews work on repairing
and replacing guardrail.
US 27: In the City of Moore
Haven: Maintenance project -
Crews will be working on
sweeping the roadway. No
lane closures are anticipated,
but possible slow moving traf-
fic.
US 27: From CSX railroad
crossing to north of SR 29 (5.7
miles): Construction project
The roadway improvements
consist of resurfacing the exist-
ing pavement and modifying
the US 27/SR 29 intersection
median. Motorists should
expect one lane to be closed
for paving operations. Speed
limit is reduced in the work
zpne. The contractor is Better.
Roads, Inc.


Hendry County
SR 29: At Case Road: Main-
tenance project Crews will
be repairing and replacing
guardrail. No lane closures are
anticipated, but possible delays
with slow moving traffic.
SR 29: In the City of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews
will be working on sweeping
the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: In the City of LaBelle:
Maintenance project Crews
will be working on sweeping
the roadway. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
SR 80: At the intersection of
SR 80 and US 27: Maintenance
project Crews will be repair-
ing and replacing lighting on
the bridge. No lane closures
are anticipated, but possible
slow moving traffic.
US 27: In the City of Clewis-
ton: Maintenance project -
Crews will be working on
sweeping the roadway. No lane
closures are anticipated, but
possible slow moving traffic.
Okeechobee
County
SR 70: From W of US 98 to
W. of 7th Ave. NW (0.9 Miles):
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing 2-lane road-
way to 4 lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improve-
ments, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently
'includes storm pipe installa-
tion and roadway construc-
tion at various locations
throughout the project. The
contractor is Russell Engineer-
ing. Project completion date:
Winter 2006. .
US 441: From the CSX rail-
road crossing to north of
Cemetery Road (2.1 miles):
Construction project Work
has been completed to four-
lane the roadway. The road-
way improvements consisted
of widening and reconstruct-
ing the roadway with drainage
improvements, signals, and
street lighting. The contractor
was APAC-Southeast.


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paving, skidders, feller
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Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
Exp'd Plumbers Needed,
commercial/residential, full
time starting immediately.
(561)996-1159
FLOOR BUFFER OPERATORS
Runs a propane floor buffer
machine, sweep & mop.
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Responsible for ensuring
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SECRETARY NEEDED
For Busy Dental Office
Please contact 863-983-7361
for an application or send
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Clewiston, FL 3,3440
STANTON
MOBILE HOMES
Needs a F/T Sales person.
Preferably bilingual but not
necessary. Apply in person
at1312W. Sugarland
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in- Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. 'We are a franchise with
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Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
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or mail your resume in confidence to:
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Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



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Must have Florida LPN License
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Citrus Belle processing plant has an
immediate clerical opening with duties in
personnel, workers comp, A/P, summary
reports, reception, other duties. Excel &
Microsoft Word skills. Bilingual a big
plus. Duda offers competitive pay, med-
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holiday pay, plus other benefits. Apply in
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FL. (863) 675-0336
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and Cypress Cooling, LLC
are now hiring experienced individuals
for the following positions:
* Licensed CDL Drivers for Busses and Trucks
for Farm Operations
* Forklift Drivers / Loaders for Cooler Operation
* Vacuum Tube Operators for Cooler Operation
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Please apply in person at:
2305 Cypress Lane
Belle Glade FL 33430
(561) 996-1980

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Is looking for professionals who can provide excellent service
to existing customers and add new clients to an established
book of business in Belle Glade, Clewiston and surrounding
areas. We offer paid training, comprehensive benefits and
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CASE MANAGER AIDE/DATE ENTRY CLERKS
Needed F/T for our LaBelle office and Moore
Haven office. H.S. diploma or GED, and a clean
Florida driver's license are required. Computer ex-
perience and bilingual preferred. This position in-
cludes health insurance benefits, retirement plan,
paid vacation and sick leave and holidays.

ON-CALL DRIVER
Needed mornings only for elder dining site
in Buckhead Ridge.

ON-CALL PERSONAL CARE AIDES
Needed at our Moore Haven Location.

Applications accepted at Senior Connections of
SW FL, Inc., M-F, 8-5 in La Belle at 475. E. Cow-
boy Way or in Moore Haven at 501 First Street
NW. Call the office nearest you for more info
about job openings in your area. LaBelle:
675-1446, Moore Haven: 946-1821. We are an
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THE CITY OF PAHOKEEis accepting ap-
plications for a Clerklorthe Police De-
partment. The applicant must possess a
High School Diploma. Be able to type 35
wpm. Must have working knowledge of
office equipment and procedures also
good computer skills; possess good writ-
ten oral communication skills and or-
ganizational abilities. Must pass a
background check and drug screening.
Bilingual a plus. Applications may be at-
tained from the Personnel Office at the
City of Pahokee, 171 N. Lake Avenue,
Pahokee, FL. EEO.


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A worldwide leader in privatized corrections
OFFERS CHALLENGING AND EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES.
FULL TIME POSITIONS & EXCELLENT BENEFITS
CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS
VOCATIONAL (Horticulture) INSTRUCTOR
CHAPLAIN (P/T)
SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLERK(P/T)
MOORE HAVEN
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
1990 East SR 78NW
Moore Haven, FL 33471
Phone 868-946-2420
Fax 863-946-2487
Equal Opportunity Employer

FARMWORKER COUNSELOR
(Employment Counselor/Job Trainer)
$14.84/hr.
Must travel to Belle Glade as needed. Provides
direct client services and counseling in a farm-
worker educational training program. Requires
BS/BA & 1 yr. exp. in employment counseling
or related social services/job training (i.e.,
unemployment counseling) OR AS/AA and 3
yrs. related exp. Prefer exp. working with the
migrant farmworker population (specify amt.
of time)/teaching adults. Visit www.pbcgov.com
for detailed position description & employment
appl. Submit appl./resume with any Vet. Pref.
doc. for receipt by 5 pm 9/9/05 to Palm Beach
County HR, 50 S. Military Trail #210, West
Palm Beach, FL 33415 Fax 561-616-6893
M/F/D/V(DFWP)



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(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64080158)

Medical front desk clerical position in Clewiston;
working with public; medical records experience
helpful; must be fluent English/Spanish.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041 x115
for more details


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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
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Program Director
(part time 30 hours per week)
for a non-profit organization.
Experienced in program development and
implementation in the areas of housing and
education located in eastern Hendry County.
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in community development or
related field is preferred. Must be organized,
self-motivated and able to work independently,
with excellent written and verbal
communication skills. Grant writing
experience is preferred.
Send resume to the: Empowerment Alliance,
Executive Director @ 750 South Fifth Street,
Immokalee, Florida34142
or fax to: 239-657-3084.


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LABOR 4[y FINDERS

DAILY WORK DAILY PAY
All Types of Work Available
202 E. Sugarland Hwy. 0- I
(Across from Clewiston Inn) $ *
(863) 902-9494


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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in my home. Have ref's.
(561)996-6621



DELIVER OUR PRECIOUS
CARGO: Be a Hendry
County School Board Bus
Driver. Contact the
Transportation Dept. at
863-674-4115 or
Cheryl Jameson at
jamesonc@
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Read DIANETICS by Ron L.
Hubbard Call
(813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
Habana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.



PRIVATE NURSING
AVAILABLE: By Experienced
Registered Nurse in you
home. Call for more informa-
tion. (561)261-4447


NEED A LAWYER? All Crimi-
nal Defense & Personal Inju-
ry. *Felonies *Domestic
Violence *Misdemeanors
*DUI *Traffic *Auto Acci-
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tect Your Rights" A-A-A
Attorney Referral Service
(800)733-5342.


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


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AIR COND- 10 ton, Carrier,
heating & cooling, asking
$1300 (863)763-2663 or
801-1245 cell.
TEMPSTAR 5ton, heat
pump, 12 seer, brand new,
never been used. $1200
(863)467-7101


DESK- Heavy solid wood, 5
drawer, Small, Adult size,
Good condition. $45.
(863)983-1848
ENGRAVED GOLD LOCKET-
1940 With chain, holds 2
pictures. -$25
(863)983-18.48


FREEZER, KENMORE, Upright,
Good condition. $300 or
-,bestQffer,,.0al.,. mses at,
(863)673-0645
MAGIC BULLET As seen on
TV, Brand new, still in box,
$75 (863)467-2112
WASHING MACHINE Maytag
Neptune, needs some re-
pairs. Pd $1500 asking
$150(863)801-1836
WATER HEATER 50 gallon,
top of the line GE, 2yrs old,
like new condition. Pd $250
asking $175 (863)763-6041



TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$2250. New never used, Call
Cathy 863-697-1123 -


MIAMI SUN- 3 Wheel bike,
Excellent shape. $150.
(863)467-7659
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SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $1000.
(863)467-5756.






3-WEEK BUILDING SALE!
"Last Chance!" 20x24 Now
$2320. 25x30, $3490.
30x40, $5170. 40x50,
$8380. 40x60, $10,700.
50x100, $15,244. Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
ALL STEEL BLDGS. FIRST
COME FIRST SERVE!'!
40x40, 50x100, 80x200
Judy (800)839-1075.
STORAGE BUILDING 4x8-
wood w/ alum siding. #88
@ Taylor Creek Resort $375
(573)547-7637/517-2577



BROWN RIDGE GAP- New,
Steel, 26 gauge, 50ft. $120.
(863)357-5754
BUY FLOORING DIRECT
FROM DALTON, GA SAVE
UP TO 60% ON ALL NAME
BRAND CARPETS, HARD-
WOODS, LAMINATES. FREE
ESTIMATES, FREE GIFT
WITH PURCHASE
(800)848-7747, WWW.AC-
CESSCARPETS.COM
GAL HURRICAIN PANEL
Approx. 50, 60", 99" $500 for
all (863)357-1340
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335



INSULATION REMOVER -
Professional machine to re-
move ceiling insulation.
$4500 (863)357-1340


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins,' Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens i Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 6'35
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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

5 61-993-1160


BOY'S CLOTHES- 18mo-2T,
Large assortment, Exc cond.
$100. takes all or will separ-
ate. (863)763-6131


COINS, US PROOF & MINT
SETS, 17 Proof '60-88, 14
Mints '62-92. Lincoln Pennies
& more. $500 561-924-8292
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943-



COMPUTER, 16" monitor,
printer, lots of discs, works
great, $150. (863)467-6805
COMPUTER- Pentium 3, win-
dows XP, MS Office, key-
board, mouse, monitor,
$175. (863)843-0158



COMMERCIAL KILN, Pouring
table & Mixer. $300 for all,
will sep. (863)467-8177


BED FRAME Wooden, twin
size, headboard/footboard,
good condition $20
(863)824-8749


BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy, $500
* (863)467-7659.


BRASS BED (KING) with like
new Sterns & Foster mat-
tress set. Cost $5K, asking
$1200 neg.(863)824-0884
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
Drawers. Pine? $35.
(561)685-9923
CHEST OF DRAWERS- small,
3 drawers, $30.
(863)467-9892.
COMFORTER SETS twn (2)
camouflage, w/ blanket,
sheets, pil. cases, curtains &
shelves $100 863-447-0965'
COMPUTER DESK wooden,
medium size, $50
(863)634-0526
COMPUTER DESK- real wood,
very good shape, $75.
(863)
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Blue,
Good condition. $200 or best
offer. (561)685-9923 '
DINING ROOM TABLE- 6 pad-
ded chairs, excellent condi-
tion $600. (863)357-1175
Dining Table, 42" round,
glass, 4 cushioned chrs. on
casters, $100.
(863)674-0898
DR SUITE- Ashley, Oak, round
table, no leaf, 4 chairs, $200
or best offer.
(863)763-5186.
END TABLES (2) solid wood,
w/ pull out drink/plate hold-
ers $180 or best offer
(863)634-0517
KING SIZED BED- Head-
board, Mattress, complete,
Very nice $100
(863)986-4743
TV CABINET Cherry w/ door
& drawer. Like new. Rattan
glass top tbl & 2 chairs $250
both will sep. (863)467-2532
WATERBEDS- King (full set)
& Queen $500 Will separ-
ate(863)673-2754
Wine Rack, 31x78, 4 shelves,
black metal & oak counter,
$25. (863)674-0898


PARTY CART seats 4 peo-
ple, 1 dog & plenty of cool-
ers, 36v charger, $900
(863)697-2033


AR-15 BUSHMASTER .223
cal. carbine, custom trigger,
accessory rail, A2 style. $800,
(863)634-9494
FIREARMS LIBRARY 32
leather bound vol. (history,
gun smithing, ballistics) like
new $450 863-697-2033 .


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-91.99 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEEIF
YOU QUALIFY.
LIFT CHAIR- electric, excellent
condition, $350.
(863)801-4949
SCOOTER- Golden Alante


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MOUNTAIN DULCIMER- Ex-
cellent condition, with case.
asking $200. or best offer.
(863)467-8548


AFRICAN GREY CONGO
Hand fed $900
(863)673-2483
AMAZON PARROT
Hand Fed $650
(863)673-2483
Australian Blue & Red Heeler
Pups, 10 weeks, working
parents on premises, $300.
(863)227-0071/227-1111
BEAGLE- Tri-colored, Female,
8 mo old, CKC reg. Loves
Kids $200. Call
863-763-2749 or 801-4193
BULLDOG Female, 16 mos
old, brindle. Red & black w/
white on nose. Beautiful &
sweet. $400 239-494-7042
COCKATIEL'S, 1 Fancy Grey &
Yellow/2 Med. Grey, 2 1g. cag-
es, nesting box, etc. 5 mo.
old. 239-657-2427 before 8p
COCKATIEL'S, 2, Hand Feed.
Yellow. $70 for both, will
sep. (239)657-5760
PARROT- Congo African Gray
Baby. Hand tamed, 3 mo.
old. $950. neg.
(305)244-3871
POMERANIANS- 1-male lyr
old, 1-Female 2 yrs old,
Breeding pair. AKC, F-$600,
M-$600. (863)675-4216
RED NOSE PITBULL Female,
7 mos old, very friendly,
good with kids. $250
(863)634-5060
RED NOSED PITBULL 5 mo
old, all shots up to date
$400 (863)447-0965
SHIH TZU PUPPY AKC reg.
Champion bloodline, Great
w/kids. Sacrifice for $300 or
best offer (863)467-8896
TANKS 55 gal. on aluminum
stand, 10 gal. on wrought
iron stand & 20 gal. $125 for
all will sep. (863)675-0247
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $20 each.
(863) 675-6214 after 6pm.



HOT TUB- Like new, Excellent
condition, 18 jets, Seats 6
adults $2500.
(863)983-7751
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POOL TABLE World Leisure
Championship Tournament sz.
w/all accessories. Good con-
dition, $550 (863)357-1572.



TV 32" Sony 2000 HD, like
new, $100 (863)467-2532


GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
built in battery charger, Exc
cond $995. (863)467-4328



GENERATOR- Makita, brand
new, never used, cost
$2000 sell for $1200
(863)467-5756 ,


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Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



MARE & GELDING -10 & 14,
both broke. Nice horses.
$1800 for both
(863)697-6713
MINIATURE BLUE ROAN
STALLION, 28" High. Show
quality. $1800.
(863)674-0156
MUSTANG- Mare, 5 yr old,
halter broke $700.
(863)655-3436



LAWN MOWER Poulan Pro,
S17h/p Briggs & Stratton eng.
garage kept $1150 or best
offer (863)467-0987
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 /261-4999
RIDING MOWER, MTD, 16.5
hp, 98 Model in Good condi-
tion. $425 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
'05, Used once. 33" cut,
15hp engine. $1300. Call
(863)357-1059





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CHEROKEE JEEP- Brand new
battery, Good condition
$100. (863)673-2754



HOOVER EMPOWER- Almost
new, Cost $140. Sell $70.
(863)467-2112


DVD's (85)'& 20-40 VHS
$500 or best offer
(863)763-8943
VCR MOVIES- 150, $200. or
best offer (863)6101082
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Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee


Thursday, September 1, 2005


motorized chair. New w/ war-
ranty papers. pd $6K asking
$1300 neg (863)357-2233


BIRDFEEDER, $38 or best of-
fer. (754)367-1761
CHRISTMAS TREE- 6 1/2',
Blue mini lights, balls & tree
skirt. $35. for all
.(863)467-8050
FUEL TANK, 300 gallon, with
pump, $400 or best offer.
(863)675-6568 leave mes-
sage.
NEXTEL i275 Camera
Phone only 3 months old
$80 or best offer
(863)697-2422
PRINTER DOCK Kodak, for
digital cam. Wrks w/.cx6000,
7000,dx6000, 7000, ls600,
700. $100 (863)697-2422


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WE SOLD OVER $12 MILLION WORTH OF REAL ESTATE LAST YEAR. WE HAD OVER 1,925 NEW VISITORS AND MORE THAN 12, 510 RETURN
VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITE IN THE LAST 90 DAYS. OVER 70% OF BUYERS USE THE INTERNET TO SEARH FOR HOMES.


SUGAR REALTY HAS THE MOST LISTINGS ON OUR WEB, MLS AND HIGHEST VOLUME OF INTERNET


Caloosahatchee River!! 4 bed-
room/2 Bath Mobile Home on the
banks of the Caloosahatchee River!!
48'x15' rear deck overlooks the
river. Formal Living Room with
Fireplace and Formal Dining Room.
Split floor plan. 26'x30 2 car
detached carport. 8' x 21' Covered
Front Deck. Paved Circular Drive.
18'x21 and 21'x26' storage build-
ings. Canal 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 limit-
ed availability of River property,
this is a rare find at $524,900 See it
on realtor.com MLS#: 205086164
New Listing!! Beautiful 3 bed-
room/2 bath home w/den. Carpet
(new!), tile and hardwood flooring.
Fireplace Great location-1/2 block
from Clewiston Middle School. New
screened porch, chainlink fencing.
Priced for quick sale at $174,900
Redish Circle 3 bedroom/31/2


the master bedroom. Listed at
$75,000. See it on realtor.com
MLS#: 205059162
Pioneer Plantation 4 BR/2 BA Mobile
Home located on 71/2 acres!!
Great for horses and other live-
stock. Partially cleared but w/ beau-
tiful wooded areas. Entire property
is fenced. Located at the end of the
street for privacy. Plenty of room
for 4-wheelers, etc. Property of this
size will not last long at $299,900
Pictures are available on Realtor.com.
MLS#205064357


STeri L.

ti Rangel

863.228.1142


Deal Fell Through
Absolutely gorgeous 3/2 MH with
many upgrades and improvements.
Bring your horse this has the land
1.25 ac $109.9K
Back On The Market
3/2 manufactured home w/ more
upgrades and improvements then
you'd believe $74.9K
New Listing
Thr, n ,':. I ,,'ul ul -J i rr-: l in

CBS. $339K
New Listing
3/2 brick home immaculate and
very well maintained w/ beautiful
landscaped yard. $154.9K
Need Land? Got It!
1.25 acres in, Montura Ranch
Estates $43.5K
New Listing
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath on commerical
lot. WHAT A DEAL!!$169.9K
Country Living at its Best!!!
5/2 Manufactured Home on 1.25
Acres of Well Landscaped Property
in Montura Ranch Estates for ONLY
$1.69.9K
You want country livin pack your
stuff and move to Pioneer 2.5
acres only $99.9K


Charmaine A.

Montgomery

A 863.697.0189


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

3/ IQ Ires,
Fe JE X D @
$99,900.00
Pioneer Plantation
Corner Lo.S.G fM B $79,90.O
Lake Okeechobee Access!

Seawall, Boat Ramp, Screened
Porches and Much More!
A Must See! @ $349.9K
Deal Fell Through! Back on the
Market! 2/1.5 Single Family MH
on 1.25 Acres @ $52.5K.

2.5 Beautifully Wooded Acres.
A Steal @ $79K

FLAGHOLE!! 1.93 acres at end
of road with 3/1.5/2 car carport.
786 Sq. Ft. workshop that is a
mec hanics dream. Home needs
major renovation. Priced for
immediate sale @ $119,900

Looking For Land
In Montura or
Pioneer? Call Me
For Info!


Marshall

R. Berner

863-228.3265

New Listing! 2BD/1BA, hard-
wood floors, new electrical sys-
tem. Call with Best Offer.
5 Beautiful crges ,n Pioneer
o Dre,,dorS ythe
Country @$125K
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
Ad tiP ent.

Call for Showing Appont.
$159,900.
New Listing! Single Wide MH in
Montura $75K Bring All Offers.

Ashley

P. Wood


863.228-1132

We Welcome Our Newest
Member To The Winning Team!
Look For Her New Listings In
Next Week's Advertisement.


Luan B.
"-i s. Walker

8 863-677-1010

Virginia Av e j- 1 car car-
port going 4 M' "
ONLY 11 AVAILABLE!! CBS Nu
Construction 3/2/1, Texas AV, 1673
sq ft, Special loan pkges, Price will
increase on Sept 15th. Right Now lot
and home only $135K LUTZ
BUILDERS
Lakeport! Duplex 2BA/1BAon Rim
Canal of Lake 0, completely fur-
nished Pristine!! BRING YOUR FISH-
ING POLE $269.9K
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! Pretty
1.25 acres with Oak trees on end of
street next to canal. 2 bd/2 ba sin-
glewide. No where can you find this
@ $69,900
For Rent! Pioneer 4BD/2BA House
on 2.5 Acres, Fenced & Furnished
$1400.00 per month.
Brick Home on 2.5 acres 3/2/2 in
Moore Haven w/CBS detached work-
shop. Oh, so many Oak trees, on
Rodeo Road. You need to see this
one @ $325,000
PIONEER 2.5 Acres in Nice Area
with Oak Trees. Driveway with
Culvert Included Riviera Av Only
$71.9k
Moore Haven Investment
Opportunity
8 Lots, 5 Mobile Homes. All Rented
Avenues D & E. Call For More
Details. Offered @ $ 175K.
Ask Us About Our
New
TALKING HOUSE!


TRAFFIC IN THE CLEWISTON AREA!!

SMaribel Sam J.
Gonzalez TI Walker


3/2 DBLWDE MH. Shed & Fenced
Yard @ $ 59.9K
Invest Now! 1.25 Acres MRE@ $40K
Bring Your OI03fM ontura Ranch
Estates on 3/ .9K
What A Beauty. 3/2 CBS home with 2
car garage, i 10rol, breakfast
bar, shed, iet neighbor
hood. $249.9k
READY TO MOVE! In MRE 3/2
DBLWIDE ON 1.25 Beautiful Acres @
$119,90(100


Ready to Move in! 3BD/2BA on
1.25 Acres. Completely
Furnished! @ $310K
New Listing! 3/2 on 1.25
Acres with Carport & Screened
Porch, Fenced. @ $123,900
Nice Country Setting!
3BD/2BA Well Maintained
Single Family Home!
Something to See!! @$115K
Flag 2p @

New Flaghole Listing!!
3bd/ b e cre
lot, .. .-. W "all
appliances included! Great
Deal going for $184.9K


Montura Tracts, I List, Show and
Sell 1.25 Acre Tracts. Call For
Information or Appointment!
Need a Building? We have a
12,500 sq.ft. Engineered Steel
Building on 5 Acres.Offered @
$215K
Pioneer! 2.5 Acre Wooded Tract
in Pioneer. Call for Information
Beautiful and Well Kept! 3/2.5/1
on a Large 'I'] Polebarn
and Boat C 1,' with Hot
Tub Over Looks Water. @
$249,900
Tower Lakes! DBLWDE 3/2 1782
Sq.Ft. Liberty Home. On a Large
Fenced Corner Lot with Lakefront.
.@ $ 99,900.00
Country Living 3bd/2ba, Water
front Property going @ $199K

www.sugarrealty.com
for Details.


863-983-2403 Years Experience~


SLIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
5 *420 E. SUGARLAND HWY
(863) 983-6663 (863) 983-9770
WEBSITE: DYESSREALESTATE.COM EMAIL: ANN@DYESSREALESTATE.COM
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AFTER. fOURS:
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RESIDENTIAL MONTURA I
New CA Grite Cottop LOTS AVAILABLE
CALL FOR DETAILS
Hardswoodla $210,000 4BR, 2BA Montura $99,500
3BR, 1BA 1BR 1BA $150,000
5 New Homes 3BR, 2BA, 1/2 acres $160,000
Under Contract Call for Details
3BR, 2 1/2 BA $225,000 COMVIMERCIAL
3BR,SA&E PENN 8O Mobile Home Park 6 lots- 3
3BR,SfSE PENWIP'jW O w/ mobile home, 3 lots only
2BRiS~, Si S3iAo,0 $106,000
acres Call for details 27 i o ,OUO
4BIOX lot 6 Building 2476 sq. ft. on
3BR, 2BA Pool $215,000 US 27 100,'xlOO'
3BR, 21/2BA with studio or 8 Lots Zoned Rl-B
guest suite. $329,000 $400,000
Commercial Building 75'x120'
MOBILE HOvMES on US 27 Call HFor Details
3BR, 2BPo, j.. on lake Harlem Bar Great
$120,000 Business Opportunity
Call for Details
Industrial Refinery +
C apt., 73.ft.
& Apt. $173.000


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Industrial Property with Building
$115,000.00
RESIDENTIAL- CLEWISTON
* Bank Foreclosures -.
Call for Details
*3BR, 1BA Home in
Hooker's Point Area
$112,000
* 4BR, 2BA, MH, Sherwood
S/D, Newly Remodeled
$84,000
* Lrg. 3BR.2BA, MH on WtrFrt
Lot w/above Ground Pool, 2
Storage Sheds w/Electric,
Nicely Landscaped,
A Must See $140.000
MONTURA
* Wooded Lots:
Zambria $40,000
Quebrada $50,000
Clear & Surveyed Lot
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Public Notices
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Public Notice 5005
'State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2005-108-CP
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTIAN G. KEHM,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Chris-'
tian G. Kehm, deceased, whose date
of death was 5/28/05, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number
2005-108-CP; the address of which is
25 Hickpochee Ave., LaBelle, FL
33935. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have
been served a copy of this notice,
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS AUGUST 25TH, 2005,
Personal Representative:'
Charles Kehm
440 CR 720
Clewiston, FL 33440
Attorneys for Personal Representative:
William J. Swink, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 184734
2015 SW 13th Street
.,1 .T. I.l. I ,
'Irl,.^ lh,, i-,: .'il':, 1 14 l ;.l I
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HENRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2004-79-CP
Division: Probate
IN RE: ESTATE OF
William J. O'Connor,l
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM J. O'CONNOR, III, deceased,
File Number 2004-79-CR is pending
in the Circuit Court for Hendry County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is: Post Office Box 1760, La-
Belle, FL 33935.
The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Rep-
resentative attorney Is set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file their
objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THTE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is SEPTEMBER 1,2005.
Personal Representative:
Jeanette Cotton
537 East Osceola Avenue
Ciewiston, Florida 33440
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Melanie A. McGahee, Esq.
Florida Bar No.0962694
417 West Sugariand Highway
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Phone: (863) 983-1677
Fax:(863) 93-1973
80641 CGS 9/1,8/2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-20
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GLADOLIA MARIE HUNTER,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of GLA-
DOLIA MARIE HUNTER deceased,
whose date of death was June 8,
2005, and whose Social Security
Number is 476-14-9270, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy.of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AF-
TER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or'demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is August 25, 2005.
Glen D. Hunter
Personal Representative
12188 SR. 78 West
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY. RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
(863)P763-3825
y: Tom W. only, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for
Personal Representative
79104 CGS 8/25:9/1/05
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants claiming
by, through, under, or against AU-
GUSTA URROWS, 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, wther 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, lienors, 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, Florida:
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,
Florida.,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
for Plaintiff, 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
76960 CGS 8/18,25:;9/1,8/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
-TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-581 CA
WALTER G.MCCORMACK and
KENDRICK S. RICHARDS,
Plaintiffs
VS.
MILLICENT WRIGHT,
Defendant
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MILLICENT 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 Pre inq f nffthe Public Reocrds of

Notice is hereby given to each of you
that an action to quiet title to the
above described property has been
Filed against you and you are required
to serve your written defenses on
Plaintiffs attorney, MARCY L, SHAW,
4427 SE 16th PLACE #2, CAPE CO-
RAL, FLORIDA 33904, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Hendry County, 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 this 12th day 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.
S4427 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


l ic Notice


C-139 and Western Basins Best Management Practices
(BMPs) FY 2006 Grant Program
The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Man-
agement District, B-1 Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West
Palm Beach, Florida 33406 announces that the Hendry Soil
and Water Conservation District (HSWCD) will receive appli-
cations until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2005 for the
C-139 and Western Basins Best Management Practices
(BMPs) Grant Program. Completed applications should be
sent to the attention of Dan Rutledge, and may be delivered
to 1085 Pratt Blvd., Labelle, Florida 33035. Mailed applica-
tions may be sent to PRO. Box 248, Labelle, Florida 33975
and must be postmarked by September 28, 2005 to be con-
sidered eligible. This program funds Best Management Prac-
tices (BMPs) projects anticipated to reduce phosphorus
discharges from lands within these basins. All applicants
must conform to the application handbook. Interested appli-
cants may obtain a copy of the handbook at the HSWCD ad-
dress, by downloading it from the District's website at
www.sfwmd gov or calling (561) 682-2715 or by phoning
the 24 hour BID HOTLINE (800) 472-5290. The public is in-
vited to attend the discussion relating to the ranking and
scoring of the applications as follows:
1. Selection Committee Meeting: October 18, 2005 from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SFWMD Clewiston Field Sta-
tion, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston, FL 33440.

2. Selection Committee Meeting (Alternate Date): October
19, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the SFWMD Cle-
wiston Field Station, 2425 Hookers Point Road, Clewiston,
FL 33440.

All public meetings will be held at the dates, times, and loca-
tions referenced above. A copy of the agenda may be ob-
tained by writing the South Florida Water Management
District, Procurement Department, P.O. Box 24680 West
Palm Beach,. Florida 334164680 Persons with disabilities or
handicaps who need assistance may contact the District
Clerk, (561) 682-6297, at least two business days in ad-
vance of the meeting to make appropriate arrangements.

Should one or more members of the evaluation committee
need to attend any of the meetings by means of communi-
cation media technology (CMT), the meetings will be tele-
conferenced at the dates, times, and locations referenced
above. For more information, please contact Bernadette Har-
rison, Contract Specialist, at (561) 682-6378.

80566 CGS 9/1,8/2005


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CE060279
STA 1 WEST, INFLOW GATES AUTOMATION, PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Procurement Department of the South RFlorida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed bids up to 2:30p.m. opening time on "lesday, October 4,2005 for The
Stormwater Treatment Area (STA 1 West, Inflow Gates Atomation Project will
upgrade the ten G.304 inflow gates for STA 1 West, from manual oper.ton to re-
mote controlled, motorized operation. The Project includes replacingp the existing
G-304 (A-J) manual hoist assemblies with motorized operators, including the
pedestals, stems and stem guides, as speoiftied. A concrete control house, with
associated earthwork and electric service, will be Installed at each structure loca-
each of the ten inflowgates, with iebank stilling wells to be located at select
stes. Refer to contract drawings and speciaications for additional project details
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2005
at 10:00 a.m. at the S-5A Office Building, 20700 State Road 80, Loxahatchee,
FL For directions call (561) 791-4190. A site visit will immediately follow. Bil-
ders are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to atltednil
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by purchasing a set
for $54.00 atthe above address or by calling (561) 682-6391, or by cling the
24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid
opening. Information on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our
website-www.stwmd.goev.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The City of Pahokee is accepting bids for the construction of an asphalt walkway
around the athletic field at the Recreation Center. Seated bid must be received by
10 AM on September 13th for opening at 11 AM. Specifications may be ob-
tained in person at City Hall or by call the City Clerk at 561-924-5534, ext 28.
Sealed Bids should be mailed to: City Clerk, City of Pahokee, Sealed Bids: As-
phat WaSlkway, 171 N. Lake Ave., Pahokea, R 33476.
80647 CGS 9/1/2005


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RO.
Clei


LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE.
Ivin Dennis
Box211 .... ..
wlston FL 33440


You are hereby notified that the property
stored byyou with S & E Properties,
Inc., Self Storage of Ciewiston, 600
Block of East Obispo Avenue, Clewis-
ton, Florida believed to be household
and miscellaneous will be sold to the
' highest bidderfor cash at 600 East
Obispo Avenue, Clewiston on Septem-
ber 10, 2005 atthe hour of 10:0OAM
to satisfy rental In the amount of
$374.50 '
We reserve the right to refuse any and all
bids
ThankYou,
Eugene Desaito
79318 CGS 9/01,08/2005


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LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: Wayne Colson
Tropical Mobile Home Village'#135
Clewiston, FL 33440
You are hereby notified thatlte property
stored by you withS & 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
Oblspo Avenue, Clewiston on Septem-
ber 10, 2005 at the hour of 10:OOAM
to satisfy rental In the amount of
$61.75
We reserve the rightto refuse any and all
bids
Thank You,
Eugene Desaito
80669 CGS 9/1,8/2005

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
OF LANDOWNERS OF
EAST BEACH
WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to call of the Board of Supervisors of EAST
BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT, the 2005 Annual Meeting will be held at the
office of said District, at Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, orida, on Wednes-
day, September 14, 2005, at 1:00 o'Clock in the afternoon tor the purposes of:
1. Electing one Supervisor for a term of three years.
2. Receiving annual reports and t u ction with respect thereto as the land-
owners may determine; and
3. Transacting such other business as may come before the meeting.
If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting herein referred, he or she may need t
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record Includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
EAST BEACH WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
Roger Hatton, President
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
INAND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
EILEEN L RAULERSON and LAWRENCE
W. RAULERSON, husband and wife,
Plaintiff,
v. CASENO.:05CA186
The Unknown heirs, spouses, devisees,
grantees, assigneesens,nors, 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-
sion, 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 b, through,
under, or against HATTE ILL WL-
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,
reantees, or other claimants; and
OHN DOE and JANE DOE, as un-
known tenants in possession, itf 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, Floda:
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, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your-writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Alison C.
Hussey, Pavese Law Firm, Attorneys
tor Plaintiff, 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 plaintiffs
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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MEETING NOTICE
Southwest Florida
Workforce Development Board
Region24
Date: Friday, September 16,2005
rTime: 3:30 p.m.
aPlace: HiltonMarco Island
SBeach Resort
560 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL
Agenda Topic: Board By-Laws
Into: Benta Richards
239-992-8000 Ext. 240
80464 CGS 9/1/2005

PROR MAM A9 INNING
COMMITTEE
Southwest Florida
Worklorce Development Board
Region 24
Date: Friday, September 16,2005
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Hilton Marco Island
Beach Resort
560 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL
Into: Mary Anne Plake
239-992-8000 Ext. 229
80108 CGS 9/1/2005

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NOTICE OF AUCTION
The following vehicles will be sold at
public auction by Blount Automotive
an September 16,2005 at 10:00 a.m.
it will be sold for cash to the highest
bidder and Blount Automotive reserves
the right to refuse any or all bids. Sale
will be held at 508 E. Haitia Ave., Cle-
wiston, FL 33440.
1.1992 Peterbult Truck
VIN# 1XP5DB9X9ND321202
80899 CGS 9/1/05
PUBLIC NOTICE

Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sell at Public Auction
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
east bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Drive,
Canal Pt., FL 33438 on September 5th
2005at9:00AM.
1994 Maer; 4-door Black
Vin# 3MANM 1OJRR19617
1996 Ford Pick Up White
Via# 2FTEF15Y3TCA71862
1990 Dodge Pick UP Blue
Vln# 1B7FL26XOLS619434
79239 CGS 08/25/05 & 09/01/05


U-Lock-it Storage
P.O. Box 933
Lake Placid, Fl 33862
(863)673-0662
Contents of the following units located at
500 S. San Gabrielle SL, Clewiston, FL
will be sold on September 16,2005 at
9:00 a.m.
Unt #14
Sophia Santiago
Box 1406
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit#16
Thelma Wiliams
RO. Box 15
Lake Harbor, FL 33459
Unit#17
Baldomero Aragus
P.O. Box 1361
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit#20,42
Patricia Robinson
825 Carolina Ave
Clewiston, FL 33440
Unit#30
Jimmy & Or Patty Carithers
124 Blue Ridge
Naples,FL 34112

UnitI#65'
MayraBeza
P.O. Box 57
ClewistonR 33440
80932 CGS 9/1,8/2005


September's dazzling days appears like summer


By Barbara Oehlbeck

Whether living in town or
country or somewhere in
between, when the days of August
are finished, it simply means that
autumn is nigh. The longest days
of the year are past, nights are
growing increasingly longer, albeit
only a few minutes each night,
and just a little looking' and listening'
reveals sights and sounds indige-
nous only to the dazzling bril-
liance of this ninth month.
September is associated with
Labor Day, going back to school,
and generally changing from one
season to another. However, in
this very southern land, summer
lingers and seems loath to let go.
August's Flower that in the
deep south reaches over into Sep-
tember:
Although not a native of the
United States, the honor of being
August and September's special
flower is the poppy, which
demands hot weather, originated
in China, India, and Iran. After
World War I the poppy became
the symbol of the tragedy of war
and of the renewal of life, because
many of the battlefields of France
bloomed with poppies.
September's singsong drones
of summer insects are the longest
and loudest of the whole year, and
already some birds are disappear-
ing to parts unknown a little far-
ther south. The family of Ruby
Throat Hummingbirds has been
here since February but now
they're coming to the feeder less
and less. (But don't give up and
take the feeder away for they often
return for a month or two in
autumn.)
As for the redbirds, the Cardi-
nals, September has to be their
favorite month in this part of the
world. Already they've raised their
usual two broods of young and
who knows, as happy as they
sound and seem, they just may go


Submitted to INI/Barbara Oehlbeck
The beauty of the butterfly is the classic "Ugly Duckling" tale
in real life.


for a third; And who knows not
unlike a few of their human-kind
friends close by they don't even
pretend to want to travel, being
content and ever thankful right
here in The Land of Flowers.
Of all the state birds in this
country, only the Cardinal enjoys
the designation of being the cho-
sen of seven states, yet Florida is
not one of them. The Land of
Flowers has given the Mocking-
bird the top title, which he and
she sing about, not just in sum-
mer, but every month of the year.
And what a repertoire!
Being the copiers they are, it's
not unusual to hear over 30 differ-
ent melodies from one Mocking-
bird in less than 15 minutes! And
Mockingbirds do not reserve their
happy songs just, for summer-
time. At most anytime from first
light to last light, ,every month of
the year, their mellifluous
melodies pour out from their
favorite haunts along the west
run of the north pasture, where


their nests are cleverly hidden in
tangles of grapevines, thickets
along the fence line and low,
straggly trees that don't seem to.
serve any other purpose.
While the lowly Sparrow may
not win friends or influence bird
watchers from a spectacular
beauty standpoint, this little bird is
unsurpassed for loyalty and stick-
to-it-ness and never demanding.
As for Song Sparrows, they can
never be accused of bon'ng the lis-
tener, for it is their way to sing as
many as 20 variations of the same
song! Now who among us, walk-
ers or flyers, can say the same!
Except maybe Pavarotti.
And of course, the small Eng-
lish or House Sparrow's range is
now over half the area of the
inhabited world, having made its
home in the United States since
the mid-1800s. A good and worth-
while little neighbor it is, since the
House Sparrow's diet is almost
entirely made up of seeds of
weeds that we don't want.


Hanging out at the bar. These little guys are known to be
around Florida through a certain time of the year, but don't
put away the feeders just yet, because they have been known
.to provide the occasional encore appearance.


Butterflies
Whether August bows out and
September bows in; butterflies do
not appear to care. Their artistic
antics in air are a constant fascina-
tion from one end of the year,
more or less, to the other. Of
course there are some that go and
come through the year while oth-
ers make their permanent home
in this bright sunny land. Much to
the delight of we who watch, as
well as to the butterflies them-
selves, both private and public
butterfly gardens have become
more and more popular.
Without prior knowledge,
who would ever guess that those
long, soft, wiggly creatures
known as caterpillars would ever
develop jewel-like wings and take
to a flitting, fluttering life in the
sky. But they do, and as a result,


butterflies enjoy the enviable rep-
utation of being the most beauti-
ful of all the insects, being aptly
described as "floating flowers" on
the wings of the wind.
Like a lot of things in life, there
are good 'n bad amongst butter-
flies. They, themselves, do no
harm, however, caterpillars of
some kinds can do great damage
to vegetation, especially citrus
trees. The giant swallowtail, the
largest known butterfly of North
America, is one of the worst
offenders, and highly prized by col-
lectors. At the right time of the year
(for them!) caterpillars of this but-
terfly can nearly strip orange trees
and other citrus of their leaves.
But there are good and useful
butterflies as well as those that do
harm. Some distribute pollen, thus
enabling flowers to form seeds.
Caterpillars of another kind of but-


terfly eat aphids, which suck vital
plant juices from numerous plants.
It's all a delicate and complex bal-
ance about which Mother Nature
knows far more than scientists.
And when butterflies fly over
the pond, their capricious capers
are not unlike ballet dancers,
except perhaps that the pond per-
formance is exquisitely double,
including their radiant rainbow
colors. every flutter of wings,
every dip and pirouette, a mirror
image in the dark, smooth water.
If they ever tire, they never, never
show it and will never let onlook-
ers know it.
As to the iridescent beauty and
bewitching desirability of butter-
flies, there is a lot to be learned at
special butterfly gardens in The
Land of Flowers, whether they fly
free or in captivity;
Butterfly World of Coconut
Creek, north of Ft. Lauderdale, is
this nation's first butterfly center
and one of the world's largest with
three lavishly landscaped acres.
Butterfly World's exotic Tropical
Rain Forest is a treasure play-
ground not only for butterflies, but
for birds as well.
Butterfly consultants will dis-
cuss, free of charge, how to attract
butterflies, including specifics on
plants to include in your garden.

Location

and contact:
Butterfly World is located four
miles west of 1-95, west of the Flori-
daTurnpike.
For more information contact
them at 3600 W. Sample Road,
Coconut Creek,
FL. 33073, (954) 977-4400.
Scientifically, a butterfly is one
thing, but to some, perhaps
Nathaniel Hawthorne said it best:
"Happiness is like a butterfly,
which when pursued, is always
just beyond grasp, but which, if
you sit down quietly, may light gen-
tly on your shoulder."


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